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How the Hell Did I Get Here from There?!

“Being kind is more important than being right. Most times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks; rather, they need a patient heart that listens.” — Dr. Yvonne Kaye Mother, grandmother, storyteller, writer, published author, thanatologist, humorist, and former Philadelphia radio show personality, Dr. Yvonne Kaye has been involved with people since 1951 in her native England. "In this podcast, I will cover all aspects of growth and overcoming challenges. Anything goes. Laughter. Outrageousness. Speaking with people who have done extraordinary things for the benefit of others. It's about releasing those wonderful gifts we have been given and using them. I look forward to being with you!" Dr. Kaye

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Season 3 Episode 9 Silence Is Acceptance...I Will No Longer Be Silent with Dr. Yvonne Kaye
I'm beyond rage.  Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel once said:Silence is acceptance.  I will not be silent.Period. Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes.Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comIf you would like a topic to be discussed, or would  like  to be considered to be a guest on her show, e-mail her at:  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.You can use this contact form to reach her as well https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/contact-yvonne/Lisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her nonprofit, Empower Kids for Literacy, https://www.empowerkidsforliteracy.com which supports mental health and literacy by getting books into the hands of children regardless of their personal or social circumstances.Her "Healing Hearts" book series and campaign seeks to help children identify, share and manage their feelings and emotions.  As beloved TV icon Fred Rogers once said,  "If it's mentionable, it's manageable!
51:22 6/3/22
Season 3: Episode 7 Beautiful People Don't Just Happen...A Special Message from Dr. Yvonne Kaye
As we celebrate Mother's Day, I thought it appropriate to do an episode about self love, resilience and grit and the importance of understanding how valuable this is when it comes to loving ourselves.  This one is packed with my favorite passages and gems from those I turn to for inspiration, hope and the courage to live another day with grace and purpose.  In this brief time together, I hope you will learn that you are a brilliant, healthy, incredible person.  And know that you are more resilient than you take credit for.  "The most beautiful people in the world are those who have known  defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss and have found their way out of the depths.  These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, an d an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern.  Beautiful people don't just happen.   Elizabeth Kubler-RossIf you don't have a mother or grandmother living or anyone to act as your cheerleader, let me be that person for you.  In closing, I wish you well.  I wish you the beauty of life.  I wish you the strength to open your heart and your soul.  To love yourself, to be patient with yourself (I flunked that one, but I'm working on it!), and to accept love.And by all means, please feel free to share the hell out of this.  Love and Hugs,YvonneDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes.Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comIf you would like a topic to be discussed, or would  like  to be considered to be a guest on her show, e-mail her at:  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.You can use this contact form to reach her as well https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/contact-yvonne/Lisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children. Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her nonprofit, Empower Kids for Literacy, https://www.empowerkidsforliteracy.com which supports mental health and literacy by getting books into the hands of children regardless of their personal or social circumstances.Her "Healing Hearts" book series and campaign seeks to help children identify, share and manage their feelings and emotions.  As beloved TV icon Fred Rogers once said,  "If it's mentionable, it's manageable!
35:53 6/3/22
Season 3 Episode 8: Living In Joyful Resilience with Kate Olson
"In its brilliance nature demonstrates how bending saves us from breaking and finding a new path allows us to move forward. Nature shows us that it is possible to break through and grow in situations that might look impossible.""... anything done in joy feels so much better than anything done through struggle and suffering.""...suffering and sadness need not be a constant state of being while we encounter obstacles, adversity and very difficult times."All of these mind-provoking thoughts are from my good friend and colleague, Kate Olson from her her recently released book, Living In Joyful Resilience: A Roadmap for Navigating Life’s Ups & Downs.Kate Olson, CHt, is a Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, NLP, EFT & Reiki Practitioner & trainer, as well as Intuitive healer.  Kate specializes in transition & transformation and likes to call herself a “Change Adventurer Navigator”, because she loves guiding people through obstacles and adversity to find their path, purpose & peace and live their most joyful and resilient lives. She is an author, speaker and radio/podcast host. Her recently released book, Living In Joyful Resilience: A Roadmap for Navigating Life’s Ups & Downs and the accompanying journal, Simple Soul Thoughts: Collecting Moments of Joy, can be found at, www.joyfulkate.com and her coaching website, www.soulfirewisdom.com , with links to Amazon & Barnes & Noble.Follow her on Social Media at the links below:On FB https://www.facebook.com/kate.olson.52On IG https://www.instagram.com/soulfireradioOn Twitter https://twitter.com/SoulFireWisdomOn LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachkateolsonShe can also be reached by phone at 520.225.9673Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes.Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comIf you would like a topic to be discussed, or would  like  to be considered to be a guest on her show, e-mail her at:  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.You can use this contact form to reach her as well https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/contact-yvonne/Lisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her nonprofit, Empower Kids for Literacy, https://www.empowerkidsforliteracy.com which supports mental health and literacy by getting books into the hands of children regardless of their personal or social circumstances.Her "Healing Hearts" book s
38:05 6/3/22
Season 3: Episode 6 The Stuff That Needs To Be Said with John Pavlovitz
When I asked John Pavlovitz, writer, pastor and activist "How The Hell Did You Get Here From There?! we could have talked hours upon hours.  If you go to his website, you'll find this:You should be a little weary right now.If you are, be grateful.That is a good thing.That weariness is confirmation that your heart is working properly.It is your humanity responding to so much inhumanity around you.It is evidence of your goodness still fighting to feel useful.This was a fascinating conversation.According to John, "I got here because I cared deeply about humanity and the more aware I've become of the injustices against it and the more that I've been given better stories about people that I used to see only from a distance, the more passionate I've become about caring for humanity.   I think what deep love for people does it propels us into places we wouldn't otherwise step into and it makes us surrounded by people we would never meet any other way.  That is the beautiful path,,, but it is precarious..."John Pavlovitz is a writer, pastor, and activist from Wake Forest, North Carolina. A 25-year veteran in the trenches of local church ministry, John is committed to equality, diversity, and justice—both inside and outside faith communities. When not actively working for a more compassionate planet, John enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, cooking, and having time in nature. He is the author of A Bigger Table, Hope and Other Superpowers, Low, and Stuff That Needs to Be Said.For more information on John and his work, visit his websitehttps://johnpavlovitz.com/Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes.Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comIf you would like a topic to be discussed, or would  like  to be considered to be a guest on her show, e-mail her at:  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.You can use this contact form to reach her as well https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/contact-yvonne/Lisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children. Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her nonprofit, Empower Kids for Literacy, which supports mental health and literacy by getting books into the hands of children regardless of their personal or social circumstances.Her "Healing Hearts" book series and campaign seeks to help children indentify, share and manage their feelings and emotions.  As beloved TV icon Fred Rogers once said,  "If it's mentionable,&
38:43 3/11/22
Season 3: Episode 5 Beverly Buncher, Author of BALM: The Loving Path to Family Recovery
I deal  with people in recovery every day.  I see the heartbreak, the frustration, the denial.  But I also see moments of light...when the breakthroughs happen...when you can start to exhale and yes...start living again.  This week's guest is proof of that.  She knows firsthand about the challenges a family faces when someone they love is an addict, and the utter feeling of hopelessness that comes with it.Beverly is the author of, BALM® The Loving Path to Family Recovery. This book has helped thousands find the path to family recovery and is a staple for family recovery treatment centers nationwide. In this book, she tells her own family recovery story and gives families the skills to get their lives back while helping their struggling loved ones get theirs back as well. She is also the author of her own blog, e-books, numerous articles in recovery publications, and several workbooks and manuals for students of the BALM® Program.This episode is POWERFUL and is meant to be shared, so that it may help either you or someone you know and love.  There is always hope.To learn more about her work and the BALM Recovery program visit her websites:https://bealovingmirror.com/https://balmfamilyrecovery.com/You can reach Beverly via e-mail at:bbuncher@familyrecoveryresources.comDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes.Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comIf you would like a topic to be discussed, or would  like  to be considered to be a guest on her show, e-mail her at:  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.You can use this contact form to reach her as well https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/contact-yvonne/Lisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her nonprofit, Empower Kids for Literacy, which supports mental health and literacy by getting books into the hands of children regardless of their personal or social circumstances.Her "Healing Hearts" book series and campaign seeks to help children indentify, share and manage their feelings and emotions.  As beloved TV icon Fred Rogers once said,  "If it's mentionable, it's managable."
39:38 3/5/22
Season 3 Episode 4: Rock and Roll Is My Addiction with Elliott Murphy
"Literature is my religion and rock 'n roll is my addiction."Meet my talented rocker and writer...Elliott Murphy.Living in Paris for 30 years as an expatriate New Yorker, veteran rocker and author Elliott Murphy’s career in music and literature is more active than ever. He has released over 40 albums, still performs shows all over Europe as well as the U.S. and Japan and is a prolific author of fiction. I am so honored and proud to call this amazingly talented artist my friend.  He has worked  with so many giants in the business, you'll just have to listen!To find out more about Elliott, visit his website https://elliottmurphy.comFor all of his CDs, vinyl, books and DVDs visit his online shop https://elliottmurphy.com/shopDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes.Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comYou can use this contact form to reach her as well https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/contact-yvonne/Lisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.
38:57 2/25/22
Season 3 Episode 3: Howard Haber The Importance of Finding A Balance Between Your Professional Calling and Your Heart's Passions
There are two things my good friend Howard Haber and I have in common.  Understanding the role good financial planning plays in our lives, and the love of animals and the healing power they possess. In addition to being a successful financial planner, Howard is actively involved in the community. He lectures extensively to charitable and civic groups about charitable giving and the importance of financial planning.In his spare time he is an avid cyclist.  Additionally he is active in animal rescue serving a variety of functions including fostering cats and volunteering time, financial expertise, business support and prior Board service for Stray Cat Blues, Inc., Pedaling4Paws and a variety of other organizations including the Best Friends Animal Society. Their link can be found here https://bestfriends.orgDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comYou can use this contact form to reach her as well https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/contact-yvonne/Lisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.
27:55 2/14/22
Season 3: Episode 2 A Hero for the Ages with Decorated United States Marine Roland Scarinci
It has been my goal since the beginning of this podcast series to interview a Veteran.  For one reason or another, to this point I had not been able to make that happen.  Now I know why.  This was the veteran that was meant for me  so that I could bring his beautiful story of life, love and service to all of you.Meet decorated War War II Veteran Roland Scarinci, a modern day officer and a gentleman. Roland joined the United States Marines in1942 at the  age of 17 with special permission from his mother so he could join his two brothers, also serving in the Army and Navy.All I can honestly say is that from the minute I experienced the magic of Roland, I never stopped smiling.  And when you hear his voice, you won't believe he is 99 years young almost to be a centenarian on February 18th of this year!!!  Now that's what I call ripening quite well! His stories are truly amazing.  Whether through his voice, his smile, the humor and passion he brings when he speaks about his service and love for his country,  meeting the love of his life, and the special relationship he shares with his daughter, Denise, I dare you not to be touched in some way.Make sure you listen to the very end where he offers a heartfelt rendition of God Bless America, a performance which is in high demand andn one he is often requested to perform on his harmonica all over the country.   He also makes personalized videos for special occasions just to spread sunshine. In addition to representing his country through attendance at many public events, Roland is also involved and supports many organizations.  Discovery Ministries https://dmi-nj.org/Families Behind the Badge Children's Foundation https://www.fbbcf.org/Philadelphia Police Foundation https://phillypolicefoundation.org/PA Special Olympics https://specialolympicspa.org/Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation (MCLEF) https://www.mc-lef.org/Roland, thank you for your service to so many.  We love you and salute you (and yes we are standing)! Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comYou can use this contact form to reach her as well https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.com/contact-yvonne/Lisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.Thanks for tuning in and please, if you would like us to speak about a certain subject or have questions or comments about any of&
33:48 1/23/22
Season 3: Episode 1 Coping with the Sudden Loss of a Loved One: The Relationship Between Love and Grief
In certain situations, some people think that asking for help is a sign of weakness.  This couldn't be further from the truth.  Being vulnerable, reaching out and opening up in times of distress is in fact a sign of strength.   Please join me as we talk about  ways to support those dealing with the sudden death of a child and friend, the necessity of grieving  and the important role reaching out and asking for support plays in the healing process.If you have lost a friend, child or loved one suddenly and are struggling and need to talk with someone about your recent loss, please reach out to  The Compassionate Friends.  Whether your family has had a child die (at any age, from any cause), you have lost a friend or you are trying to help those who have gone through this life altering experience, The Compassionate Friends exists to provide friendship, understanding, and hope to those going through the natural grieving process.There is no cost and options to meet in person or virtually are both available.Click on the link below to get started and find out morehttps://www.compassionatefriends.orgDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comLisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.Thanks for tuning in and please, if you would like us to speak about a certain subject or have questions or comments about any of our past podcasts,  feel free to e-mail Dr. Kaye at yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.  Don't forget to share and subscribe to our podcast!
40:35 1/16/22
Season 2: Episode 12 Mary Onama, Executive Director of Victim Services Center of Montgomery County, PA
Mary Onama has been the Executive Director of Victim Services Center of Montgomery County Inc, in Norristown, PA since September 1998.  The Victim Services Center is a comprehensive crime victim agency helping victims of all crimes.  Under her leadership VSC's revenue and programs grew to expand it’s operations and service delivery to reach the diverse communities of Montgomery County and increased access to services for underserved populations.Join us as she tells her personal story about her life growing up in Uganda and the influence her father, auntie and grandmother had on why she decided to come to this country to lead the way for helping others to find their way through trauma.For more information visit the agency website on the link below:  610.277.0932, ext. 233https://www.victimservicescenter.orgYou can also find her on Linked in at:https://www.linkedinE.com/in/mary-onamaYou can contact Mary at her office number: 610.277.0932, ext. 233Her e-mail address is: onamabox@aol.comDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comLisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.Thanks for tuning in and please, if you would like us to speak about a certain subject or have questions or comments about any of our past podcasts,  feel free to e-mail Dr. Kaye at yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.  Don't forget to share and subscribe to our podcast!
31:51 1/6/22
Season 2: Episode 11 Lori Parker of Living Hopeful
Meet Lori Parker.   After growing up  in an environment that was no stranger to addiction on all levels, she found herself once again facing addiction...only this time as a parent desperately trying to help her son.  On her Living Hopeful Bucks County Facebook Group page , she writes: I’m a mom seeing the need for support while a loved one is in active use, recovery. Offering suggestions, hope, support. We will not tolerate judging.She is an incredible woman whose strength and journey continues to inspire and help many recovering addicts and their families every day.  I am proud to call her my friend.As dark and daunting as addiction is, there is always HOPE.  And with the right resources, recovery is possible.  You don't have to face it alone.Lori is also a life coach and can be reached via phone at 267.737.8031. You can e-mail her at livinghopefulcoach@gmail.com.Visit her Facebook Group Page (private)  via the link belowhttps://www.facebook.com/LivinghopefulbuckscountyThere is also a public FB group page Living Hopeful.Take a listen and hear her story.  It could save someone you love.Hugs,YvonneDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comLisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.Thanks for tuning in and please, if you would like us to speak about a certain subject or have questions or comments about any of our past podcasts,  feel free to e-mail Dr. Kaye at yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.  Don't forget to share and subscribe to our podcast!
32:14 12/17/21
Season 2: Episode 10 How to Approach The Holidays and Stay True to Yourself
The holidays can be a time of joy, celebration and a sharing of love and kindness.  It can also be, however, a time of deep sadness for those who have suffered a great loss in their lives: a loved one, a divorce, or the diagnosis of an illness.For those battling addiction, it can also be a period that poses great challenges.  It is a time to dig down deep and set boundaries... a time to surround yourself with people who support you and who will love you for who you are.  Above all, the most important gift you will give this year is the gift you will give to yourself...the gift  of self respect.The holidays are always a very difficult time for me.  It has taken me years and lessons learned through my work at Live and Grin and through the relationship shared with my beloved, dearest John, that I can face the holidays.  Through my service to others it is I who receive the gift of hope this holiday season.It is my wish that this episode may offer you counsel, comfort and love to meet you wherever you may be, and assist you in the days ahead.Hugs,YvonneDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comLisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.Thanks for tuning in and please, if you would like us to speak about a certain subject or have questions or comments about any of our past podcasts,  feel free to e-mail Dr. Kaye at yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.  Don't forget to share and subscribe to our podcast!  
30:30 12/10/21
Season 2: Episode 9 Every One of Us Has Special Needs with Thom Stecher of Thom Stecher and Associates
Thom Stecher is quite an extraordinary human being.Apparently I'm not the only person who thinks so.  You can find the following testimonial on Thom's website Thom Stecher and Associates:"Thom shows that he truly cares; building positive relationships with each person that he meets. People do things for people that they love and respect. Thom makes "deposits" into each person's emotional bank account, making true and lasting friendships."Thom Stecher and Associates is dedicated to assisting schools, educators and students in achieving their highest level of potential. We strive to foster open relationships where the sharing of ideas, philosophy, knowledge, beliefs, values and passion is channeled into creating constructive solutions. We aim to build healthy communities where we grow as instruments for positive change,Listen to Thom's story and I know you will be inspired to walk like Gandhi did and take up the "be the change you want to see in the world" challenge...as he does...every day of his life.For more information about Thom and the amazing difference Thom Stecher and Associates is making for young people in this world, please visit their website:https://thomstecher.com.Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comLisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.Thanks for tuning in and please, if you would like us to speak about a certain subject or have questions or comments about any of our past podcasts,  feel free to e-mail Dr. Kaye at yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.  Don't forget to share and subscribe to our podcast!
38:07 12/3/21
Season 2: Episode 8 Kim Krause Berg of Creative Vision Web Consulting, LLC
Kim Krause Berg owns Creative Vision Web Consulting, LLC, a provider of services that take advantage of over 20 years’ experience in usability, user experience, accessibility, information architecture, mobile design, user testing, software application functional and usability testing and organic SEO.One day in 1995 a neighbor showed her AOL (American Online) and how he could talk to anyone in the world simply by calling a phone number. She was in the process of a mediated divorce, with two small children, no place to live and no job. On that day, she decided to teach herself how to make websites. Tune in to find out Kim's story of determination, resilience and grit and how she has become one of the elite leaders in her field.For more information on Kim and the amazing work she is doing visit her website at https://creativevisionwebconsulting.com.Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comLisa GrahamThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.Thanks for tuning in and please, if you would like us to speak about a certain subject or have questions or comments about any of our past podcasts,  feel free to e-mail Dr. Kaye at yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.  Don't forget to share and subscribe to our podcast!Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.  Lots to be thankful for.
36:49 11/24/21
Season 2: Episode 7 Daniel Kaye, Director of Life Enrichment Rydal Park Continuing Care Retirement Community
According to Daniel Kaye, our world is a weird and challenging place, full of dragons to slay and politicians to hide from. Any given day, we are beset by difficulties and oppression, despair and dark warnings. In short, it's a fun planet we got. There are many ways to approach things. There is humor. There is therapy. There is "the extended vacation." And my favorite, the incomprehensible rant. My suggestion is you try all four...often...with abandon...and maybe some chocolate. As a decades-long survivor of anxiety and depression, he has learned many things. Chief among them is one basic idea: We are all in this together. We need each other. We grow by knowing one another. We survive by leaning on those in our orbit.  Daniel Sean Kaye was raised from birth by a colony of hermit crabs. Strangely enough, this has nothing to do with the books. Begun as a comic strip, "MILO K., hermit crab," which ran for 10 years in a series of weekly newspapers in Montgomery County, PA, the entire concept was exhausted by year two. Many moons later, under a legal agreement with the state of Maine, Kaye was forced to write and illustrate these books. Among other things, Kaye is the former editor of House & Home magazine, Parents Express magazine and The Art of Living Well magazine. He wrote the "Dadography" parenting column, is still a staff writer for a bunch of other places, and is Director of Life Enrichment at Rydal Park Continuing Care Retirement Community. He is on the Abington School Board, Abington Community Taskforce, Citizens and Police Together, and the Montgomery County Taskforce for Suicide Prevention. He lives with his patient wife, Wendy, his odd son, Aidan, two cats, a one-eyed dog, two frogs, and two snails.For more about Daniel, his children's books and his work, visit his website athttps://www.danielkaye.net.  You may also e-mail him at daniel.sean.kaye@comcast.netDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.Thanks for tuning in!
33:38 11/18/21
Season 2: Episode 6 Vince DiPasquale Founder of The Starting Point Inc. of NJ
 For those of you who are subscribers and listeners to my show, you know that my goal is to share the unlimited wealth of resources through professional relationships I have had the pleasure of developing over the years.  This show is no exception.Meet meet my dear friend and partner in crime, Vince DiPasquale.Boy, talk about a journey with twists and turns.   Vince DiPasquale is a renowned lecturer and teacher in the field of addiction recovery.  He is Founder and Clinical Director of The Starting Point, Inc. of New Jersey and for more than 40 years, Vince has guided The Starting Point in Vince in its  mission as an education and referral center dedicated to the spiritual development of individuals and their families.He has quite the story and we talk about it on this week's episode.  I am also delighted to announce that  a documentary was just released “Starting Point: The Story of Vince DiPasquale”.   Click on the link below for more info.https://vimeo.com/ondemand/startingpointmovieFor more information about Vince and The Starting Point, Inc. of NJ, visit the website and check out Vince's Corner where you will find  all of his Youtube Videos, lectures, etc,...https://startingpoint.orghttps://startingpoint.org/vinces-cornerHe can also be reached via e-mail at vince@startingpoint.org and can be reached via his cell number (yes he gives out his cell to remain openly accessible to anyone looking for assistance) at 609.519.0369.Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com and help support her "Healing Hearts" campaign to aid children with literacy and mental health.
36:50 11/14/21
Season 2: Episode 5 Dr. Dan Newman Ph.D., D.D.
No one talks about the grief one experiences when losing a loved one to death row.  Dr. Dan Newman does in his new book "Grief Behind Bars."Not only are my guests brilliant and accessible to you, they think outside of the box when it comes to applying their knowledge to their professions. "I was told I was crazy for holding and comforting a prostitute at 4am in an alley way after she had just tested positive for HIV, "  he told me.According to Dr. Newman, every patient comes with a different story and background and that should be taken into consideration when developing their treatment  plan.Dan has over 20 years of experience in public health. He was a Senior Health Educator for the Northern Kentucky Health Department. Involved with HIV/AIDS work since 1982, Dan served as an AIDS Prevention Specialist for AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati. An ordained minister in the State of Ohio, Reverend Newman is a volunteer for the Women's Crisis Center of Northern Kentucky.Certified as a "Trainer of Trainers" by the Ohio Department of Health in HIV, Substance Abuse, and Public Sex Environments, Dan serves as a faculty member of the Cincinnati STD/HIV Midwest Prevention Training Center as the North-Eastern Prevention Specialist. He holds National Institutes of Health (U.S. NIH) certification in Prevention Communication for Diverse Populations from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).Dan holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Holistic Ministries and a Doctor of Divinity (D.D.) from the American Institute of Holistic Theology.For more information, visit www.griefbehindbars.com or e-mail Dan at dan@ceucert.com.
36:23 11/5/21
Season 2: Episode 4 Sue Begent - Sales, Marketing and Mindset Coach
"I think that there have historically been very few women who have shown us what it looks like to be a powerful, feminine leader.  I think we've seen women who have managed to achieve success because they have had to fight and take on a lot of the characteristics of their male counterparts that have been able to achieve success.   They've had to suppress their femininity somewhat and take on more male characteristics.  What I see happening now is more women able to hang on to the things that make them feminine.  Their ability to feel and express and be sensitive to emotions--but without and also hold boundaries so that they don't have to be angry...they can be firm.  And as more and more women step into that it gives more and more of us examples that we can aspire to.  Every single woman who takes those steps, makes that journey, is actually holding that space for all of us --  and every single woman counts."  Sue Begent If that doesn't say it all, I don't know what does.  Meet my dear friend, colleague and business coach, Sue Begent.   This episode is sure to uplift, inspire and empower you! Originally from the UK, (and after 8 years as a nurse), a major backpacking trip, led Sue to Australia and a 25-year executive career, in sales and brand marketing.In 2001, she was invited to the US to her first position in global marketing. For many years she was a global director in two major multi-national corporations, ultimately becoming the marketing lead for a US launch. In 2017 she decided to follow her heart and became a sales, marketing and mindset coach for women.   She serves coaches and service-based solo-entrepreneurs and is passionate about supporting women of all races, backgrounds and beliefs to succeed and claim the success they deserve.  The world needs us.To find out more visit her website:https://www.cocreationzone.com/Follow and like her Facebook Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/cocreationzone/Find her on LinkedInhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sue-begent/She can also be reached via e-mail at: suebegent@cocreationzone.com and her phone number is 678.628.4230.Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author and advocate and is also a motivational speaker and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy Foundation, Inc., whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health for children.  Visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com/
27:11 10/28/21
Season 2: Episode 3 "Angels and Saints - Eros and Awe" with Vic Compher and Rodney Whittenberg
 What is the difference between sexuality and spirituality?  Listen in and you will gain an interesting perspective in this week's podcast with filmmakers Vic Compher, Director and Co-Producer along with Rodney Whittenberg, Co-Producer,  Camera, Composer and Editor.EROS-WISDOMIn an American culture which has historically called the body or flesh “bad” and the spirit “good”,  “Angels and Saints” are appreciated as evolving human beings who have learned, often through suffering, to integrate Eros or “the Life Force” with wisdom or spiritual awareness. This eros-wisdom expresses itself in a personal sense of wholeness that includes both the acknowledgement of suffering and a deep appreciation of beauty within the sensate world.  Angels and Saints are, then, the incarnation of this compassionate and deeply sensual Spirit -- our contemporary “messengers of awe.” In the film Angels and Saints: Eros and Awesuch persons speak freely of the psychic pain and damage that institutional religions and American culture in general have inflicted upon themselves and upon the majority of Americans.  However, whether identifying as heterosexual, nonbinary, gay, lesbian or “otherWise”, our subjects also share with us their creative, grounded lives, their wisdom and their many ways of breaking out of the constraining, stereotypic “boxes” in which society has placed most people.  A recurring theme in this process of healing and integration is the role of the arts, including dance, music, poetry, and a love of nature – all of which find a richly expressive place in the film. Vic is a filmmaker, licensed clinical social worker, workshop trainer, and author.   His most recent film is “Portraits of Professional CAREgivers:  Their Passion. Their Pain.” which addresses secondary trauma and staff resiliency. The film has been broadcast widely on American Public Television, screened at many public and professional venues around the country, including various national and regional conferences, and many workshops. CAREgivers film was nominated for a regional Emmy for outstanding documentary in 2018.www.caregiversfilm.com.He can be reached via e-mail at: viccompher@comcast.netRodney is an Emmy Award winning modern “renaissance man.” His interests and professional endeavors are broad ranging from full-length film production to music composition. He is fascinated in discovering what makes things tick and how to creatively intersect with them, whether it is the inner vision of his clients or new ways to use the latest technical advances.see: http://www.melodyvision.com/about_us.htmlHe can be reached via e-mail at: rodney@melodyvision.comTo learn more about the project, please visit their website at https://www.angelsandsaints-erosandawe.comDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham, for her time an
31:24 10/22/21
Season 2: Episode 2 A Conversation with Sex Therapist Dr. Constance Bowes PhD, MEd, MS: The Meaning of Intimacy
Join me for a candid conversation with my good friend and colleague Dr. Constance Bowes.  Dr. Bowes specializes in couples sexuality, individual sexual problems, relationship and intimacy issues, sexual orientation, gender identity-based concerns, LGBTQ issues, and aging and sexuality. She helps women facing menopause and changes in sexual desire and helps men with PE and ED.  She supports gender non-conforming and transgender clients in navigating a successful emotional transition.She can be reached by googling her name Connie Bowes and clicking on her profile under  Psychology Today in Malvern, PA.  The link is below. at https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/constance-m-bowes-malvern-pa/101548She can be reached via e-mail at: conniebowes@gmail.com and via phone at 484.328.8978.Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comThank you also to my producer, Lisa Graham, for her time and dedication to this podcast.  Lisa is a children's author and advocate, a podcast host herself (creator of the series "Tell Me" available  on all major platforms), a Tedx Presenter and motivational speaker, and Founder of Empower Kids for Literacy, a foundation that helps get books into the hands of children regardless of their personal or social circumstances.   For more information about her and her work, visit her website at https://www.lgrahamauthor.com.Thank you for listening, sharing and subscribing!
36:07 10/15/21
Season 2: Episode 1 WISDOM
Wow...how the hell did we get to Season 2?  I don't know, but we did it.I know.  Of course.  Wisdom.  Not just mine.  That would be pompous of me.  One thing I've learned is to count on the wisdom of those who know far better than me what I don't know.  Does that make sense?That is what this podcast is all about.  Sharing the wisdom of all those who have helped me personally and professionally along the way.  And I wanted to pass that gift on to you because my guests are all accessible to you.  That's right.  If you reach out to them, they'll respond.  That's rare today and you can't place a value on that.  I'm proud to have this platform to do just that, connect you with people who can help.So here we are, Episode 1 of Season 2.   And we're just getting started.  We have many exciting guests lined up in the coming months, so stay tuned.And as I said in the very first episode, anything goes.  No limits, no boundaries.  Whatever you'd like to talk about, let's do it (as long as it's respectful of course). I'd love to hear from you.   I spent almost 20 years on the radio and I miss the connection with my listeners.  If there is a topic you would like me to address or for any questions you may have,  you can e-mail me at  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.  Write and let us know what you think of Season 1...and how we can make Season 2 even better.  In the meantime, thanks for your support and take care of yourself!Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comThank you for listening, sharing and subscribing!
31:12 10/7/21
Episode 11: Dr. Eric Gerczak of Heart Soul Strength Physical Therapy, "Not Like Any Other Doctor"
Dr. Eric Gerczak was once told by a patient, "You're not like any other doctor.  "I know, " he answers back with that great big knowing smile that could light up a room...and does as soon as he walks in.When referring to his patients and the story behind the name of his PT practice "Heart Soul and Strength PT" he explains:  "This person is more than a shoulder, a hip...they have a heart, and a soul..."  I'll sit and catch up with my patients to develop a working relationship."  I want to treat my patients like family..."  and according to many, he certainly does.Every guest I interview I have personal experience with.  They are people who excel in this line of work and are amazing human beings to boot.  Eric is no exception.  I hope you'll enjoy this podcast as much as I did interviewing him.Eric L Gerczak is a Physical Therapy Specialist in Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors in 2015. Having more than 6 years of diverse experiences, especially in PHYSICAL THERAPY, Eric L Gerczak affiliates with no hospital, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group Mishock Physical Therapy Lp. You can find Eric on FB athttps://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9350014Visit and like his Heart Soul Strength Physical Therapy FB page athttps://www.facebook.com/Heart-Soul-Strength-Physical-TherapyYou can e-mail Eric at eric_gerczak@outlook.comDR. YVONNE KAYEA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comIf there is a topic you would like her to address or for any questions you may have,  you can e-mail her at  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.Buckle up and get ready for the rollercoaster ride with the badass therapist that you can't help but adore!We would love to hear from you!Thank you for listening, sharing and subscribing!This podcast would not be possible without the support of the Twilight Wish Foundation.  I am deeply grateful for  helping me to check a big one off my bucket list!More information can be found about the organization at the link belowhttps://twilightwish.org
33:49 9/24/21
Episode 10: Wendy Lavin, Advocate for Parents of Murdered Children
"My child died.  I don't need advice.  All I need is for you to gently close your mouth, open wide your heart and walk with me until I can see color again."  Angela MillerThere is no greater loss than the loss of a child.  Wendy Lavin knows this all too well.This week I speak with Wendy, whose daughter Jennifer Still was stabbed to death in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania in 1999.   Jennifer was a happy child.  She loved people and would do anything to help them.  She also loved music and the theater,  especially Broadway plays such as Cats, Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera.   She was murdered 2 days after her 20th birthday.  A life stripped away by an evil killer much too soon.This episode will touch you in many ways.  We talk about how everybody grieves differently.  And what is really important is that you reach out for help and do NOT compare yourself with other people.  Wendy speaks from the heart of her tragedy and healing and advises this: Take everything that you can get that is offered to you.  If it's counseling ... counseling works for some.   If it's a hug.  If it's a random phone call or if you call someone and they take 5 minutes out of their day to listen to you.  You can't fix it, you just have to let us reach out and get help and work on our grief  OUR way because everybody does it different.There is a content warning for this episode as it contains graphic information about how Jennifer was murdered.  The hope is that other parents and loved ones can gain hope from hearing her story and the resources that she has leaned on and utilized to help her get through each and every day without Jennifer.For more information on local support groups and about the many services that are available, see the following links:https://pomc.orghttps://www.victimservicescenter.orgDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comIf there is a topic you would like her to address or for any questions you may have,  you can e-mail her at  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.Buckle up and get ready for the rollercoaster ride with the badass therapist that you can't help but adore!We would love to hear from you!Thank you for listening, sharing and subscribing!This podcast would not be possible without the support of the Twilight Wish Foundation.  I am deeply grateful for  helping me to check a big one off my bucket list!More information can be found about the organization at the link belowhttps://twilightwish.org
38:00 9/17/21
Episode 9: Brian McCauley, Program Coordinator of FRAT (First Responder Addictions Treatment) at Livengrin
This week's guest is Bryan McCauley, Program Coordinator for FRAT (First Responder Addictions Treatment) which is a program that sits within the general community at Livengrin, Philadelphia’s premier addiction recovery service since 1966.   FRAT is dedicated to helping former police, fire and  EMS workers as well as veterans, among others.   The programs offered at Livengrin help people achieve lasting and meaningful recovery over substance abuse.  They offer a holistic and personalized approach in its treatment of alcohol and drug addiction. Since 1966, they have carefully and confidentially assisted countless individuals determined to overcome their drug dependencies. In doing so, they have also given them the hope and promise of a new tomorrow.Bryan shares his own personal journey not only of how he became Program Coordinator of the FRAT program,  but how he benefited as a patient and what he learned from the process.  Through it all, he found his calling while helping those who have served so courageously to find hope.To find out more about Livengrin and the FRAT program, https://livengrin.orgYou can reach Bryan on his cell at 267.228.4466At his office 215.638.5200 x 1145Or via e-mail: bmccauley@livengrin.orgDr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comThanks for joining us!  If you have a question about our show or would like to see a topic covered, please reach out to us!Bye!
32:33 9/9/21
Episode 8: Kelly Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Gilda's Club and Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia
No one should have to face cancer alone.  Ever.Thanks t o the efforts of my guest and dear friend and colleague, Kelly Harris, CEO of Gilda's Club and Cancer Support Community Greater Philadelphia, no one has to.  Ms. Harris understands all too well what it's like to travel this journey of the unknown.  Hoping this  conversation will both inform and warm your heart.Harris has the arduous task of steering the once-grassroots Cancer Support Center, which has since grown into a conglomerate support network with locations throughout the Delaware Valley.CSC Philadelphia was once two organizations: the local branch of the Wellness Community and the local branch of Gilda’s Club in Warminster; both organizations provided similar cancer-support services and were part of large national networks.After the two organizations began merging across the country, the Philly locations followed suit in 2013.Harris started with Gilda’s Club in 2002, became its CEO in 2010, oversaw the merger and has helmed CSC since then.Harris also manages the program directors for CSC’s five area locations in Philadelphia, Warminster, Abington, Doylestown and Langhorne.She shares how there are support groups and programs for almost every different type of cancer. According to Harris, her and her team are constantly looking for input to meet the ever changing needs of all those they support both physically and emotionally.Some of the programs are run by volunteers, other facilitators are compensated — all have the highest level of certification and training in their fields. Some of the volunteers have been with the organization since it opened as Gilda’s Club 10 years ago.In total, the organization provides more than 150 programs each month for both children and adults.Gilda Radner’s LegacyGilda Radner is best known as an original cast member of Saturday Night Live. As one of the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players,” she created loveable characters like Rosanne Rosannadanna, Emily Litella and Lisa Loopner. Gilda was also one of the first participants in the Wellness Community and became one of its biggest advocates. She felt it provided “a community for people who have cancer to come and play in, to make their lives better, to have an opportunity to help themselves and help other people.” Sadly, Gilda’s cancer was diagnosed too late for effective treatment. Following her death, her husband (actor and comedian Gene Wilder), her psychotherapist Joanna Bull, and many of her friends founded an organization similar to the Wellness Community Gilda had loved. They called the organization Gilda’s Club because of Gilda’s tongue-in-cheek comment that having cancer in her life made her a member of an elite club to which she’d rather not belong.For more information on Gilda's Club and it's supporting programs visit their website at https://cancersupportphiladelphia.org.Dr. Yvonne KayeA survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comIf there is a topic y
28:02 9/2/21
Episode 7: Dr. Yvonne Kaye "Practice What You Preach!"
From time to time, I will be speaking to you directly, by myself, from my heart (it's always from my heart).  I realized over the last month or so I wasn't practicing what I was preaching...self care.  In this week's episode, I talk to you about how vitally important this is to your mental and physical health...to your survival.Luckily, a voice from the man who is my heart, John, spoke to me.  In his beautiful Royal voice he said  "Stop Yvonne!"  It was time to slow down, take better care of myself and prioritize my passions.Please take a listen.  Hopefully, it will give you the "Stop!  Slow Down!" that maybe you needed to hear today.  Take a step back, breathe and reevaluate what is most important to you in your life.In the words of her mentor Viktor Frankl, author of Man's Search For Meaning, "It's not what life gives us, it's what we do with what life gives us that matters."A survivor of the Second World War, Dr. Yvonne Kaye uses her experiences in working with people in emotional pain, grief and loss, believing in the spiritual power of humor as a healing tool.Dr. Kaye has been in the field of human service for many years, encountering extraordinary people whose courage has amazed her. Her passion is offering enrichment in life, mentally and emotionally, to those who have no concept of their own creativity.This weekly podcast will include everything from laughter roaring to covering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)...anything goes. Thank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comIf there is a topic you would like her to address or for any questions you may have,  you can e-mail her at  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.Buckle up and get ready for the rollercoaster ride with the badass therapist that you can't help but adore!We would love to hear from you!Thank you for listening, sharing and subscribing!This podcast would not be possible without the support of the Twilight Wish Foundation.  I am deeply grateful for  helping me to check a big one off my bucket list!More information can be found about the organization at the link belowhttps://twilightwish.org
22:11 8/27/21
Episode 6: Judge Andrea Duffy of DARA (Drug Addiction Resource Alliance)
Every city or town should have an Andrea Duffy .  Duffy started DARA (Drug Addiction Resource Alliance) in 2016 as a way to bring defendants struggling with addiction directly “from the bench to treatment,”   She doesn't just talk about making a difference.  She is the difference.From the streets of Philly to the manicured sidewalks of suburbia, Andrea Duffy's experience as a district attorney and judge, as well as a defense attorney and victim’s advocate, imbued her with the knowledge that there is no singular path to addiction, nor is there a one-size-fits-all method for recovery. Duffy began to grasp the extent of the opioid epidemic’s foothold in Pennsylvania after defendants with substance abuse disorder, summoned by mail, regularly failed to show up in court. A bit of detective work confirmed the grim reality she had already suspected – lacking prospects and supervision, they often relapsed between hearings, in some cases overdosing within days of their release.Duffy’s goal is to ensure that every person in her courtroom struggling with addiction, regardless of circumstance, has access to resources that may be the difference between a fatal overdose and a healthy, productive life. According to Duffy, what is the most important thing for teens to understand about substance abuse?“You never know what you’re buying, and you never know what you’re ingesting. To me, that’s the scariest part,” she stated. Common street drugs (such as marijuana) may be laced with fentanyl and can change the brain’s chemistry after just one use, creating an instant addiction.“If addiction hasn’t affected you or your family yet- [well], statistically, it probably has, and maybe you’re not aware of it,” observes the district judge. To find our more about DARA, visit their website at:https://www.darasaveslives.comFacebook at https://www.facebook.com/DrugAddictionResourceAllianceDARA Twitter at https://twitter.com/darasaveslivesE-mail Judge Duffy at Darasaveslives@gmail.com (the e-mail is checked on a daily basis).Or you can simply call the Court at 215.855.3946.To learn more about Dr. Kaye and what the Center for Functional Health can do for you, visit their website athttps://thecenterforfunctionalhealth.comOr call 215.258.0155Follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thecenterforfunctionalhealthThis podcast would not be possible without the support of the Twilight Wish Foundation.  I am deeply grateful for  helping me to check a big one off my bucket list!More information can be found about the organization at the link belowhttps://twilightwish.orgThank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comWe would love to hear from you!If there is a topic you would like her to address or for any questions you may have,  you can e-mail her at  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.Thank you for listening, sharing and subscribing!
25:05 8/19/21
Episode 5: The Center for Functional Health: Mind, Body and Spirit with Dr. Michael Kaye
Dr. Kaye graduated from Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in 1988 with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. He then went on to complete a 3 year postgraduate program in musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Dr. Kaye also completed a certification in functional medicine, a certification as a Primal Health Coach and completed the Applied Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) from the Institute of Functional Medicine.Dr. Kaye is the author of two peer reviewed papers, a contributing author to 101 Great Ways to Improve Your Health and the sole author of A Boomer’s Guide to Chronic Pain-The Ultimate Resource for Practical Effective Advice on How to Live a Full and Active Life While Managing Chronic Pain.He is a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine, American Chiropractic Association, American College of Chiropractic Rehabilitation Science, ACA Council on Physiological Therapeutics and Rehabilitation, Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association and has extensive experience as a peer review doctor and consultant.To learn more about Dr. Kaye and what the Center for Functional Health can do for you, visit their website at https://thecenterforfunctionalhealth.comOr call 215.258.0155Follow them on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thecenterforfunctionalhealthThis podcast would not be possible without the support of the Twilight Wish Foundation.  I am deeply grateful for  helping me to check a big one off my bucket list!More information can be found about the organization at the link belowhttps://twilightwish.orgThank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comWe would love to hear from you!If there is a topic you would like her to address or for any questions you may have,  you can e-mail her at  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.Thank you for listening, sharing and subscribing!
27:53 8/13/21
Episode 4: The Healing Art of Healthy Touch with Peggy DeMaio LMT Chronic Pain Specialist
Get your life back on track and leave pain and discomfort behind you!On today's episode we talk with my long-time friend and chronic pain specialist Peggy DeMaio who brings health, healing and happiness to her clients by helping them to feel comfortable in their own skin. She has done wonders for me and my PTSD and has helped thousands of others through the healing power of positive touch.  Through an individual plan tailored specifically to meet each client where they are in their journey, Peggy helps clients to regain their independence and lead happier, more fulfilling lives, even after trauma.The simplest change in your wellness can dramatically impact your life. We hope you'll join us for this fascinating conversation!Peggy operates in the Bucks County Pennsylvania area.  To learn more about her work, visit her website:https://pdemaio.abmp.com'or call267.405.1010This podcast would not be possible without the support of the Twilight Wish Foundation.  I am deeply grateful for  helping me to check a big one off my bucket list!More information can be found about the organization at the link belowhttps://twilightwish.orgThank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comWe would love to hear from you!If there is a topic you would like her to address or for any questions you may have,  you can e-mail her at  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.Thank you for listening, sharing and subscribing!
27:54 8/4/21
Episode 3: Healing Hearts with Children’s Author Lisa Graham
"I believe we all have the power within to lead with servant hearts, to be helpers to different people at different times. It's a choice we make on a daily basis." Lisa GrahamThis week's episode is a heart to heart with my producer, friend and fellow advocate for children, Lisa Graham.  She is a children's author, motivational speaker, writer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, voiceover actor, podcast host and producer (including this show)!!Lisa knows that children sometimes have a hard time identifying and expressing their feelings.  Her ability to create picture books with endearing characters who struggle with some of the same challenges children face makes her stories relatable to young readers.  Parents and caregivers alike continue to use her picture books and story themes as a conversation starter for such tender topics as bullying and feeling different.  Educators and counselors have integrated her stories into their Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and Mindfulness curriculum.Her first book, The Adventures of Finley and Cisco, has received high praise from both the education and literary communities.  Her most recent releases, Randle Finds His Light and Sandy's Safe Place to Land, once again take the readers on exciting adventures with new friends while teaching valuable life lessons along the way.  In her work, Graham says that "stories about friendship, kindness, and forgiveness are timeless and remind us about the importance of teaching core character values such as love, acceptance, compassion, and empathy.  They are also a great tool for reminding children to be mindful and accountable for their words and actions."In 2017 Graham launched Empower Kids, LLC,  to empower children through her picture books and support stuffies.  She recently founded Empower Kids for Literacy, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote literacy and mental health in underserved communities. Graham is also the producer and host of the podcast series, Tell Me, which celebrates our individual power of one (another) and our ability to create moments that can change lives for the better. As you will hear, she is certainly doing that.Graham enjoys spending time on the family farm in New Jersey with her husband, three children, a sheep named Becca, and a dog named Ollie.  She is an avid sports fan and loves reading, cooking, traveling, finding peace and balance in nature, and appreciating all music genres.To find out more, visit her website at www.lgrahamauthor.com.This podcast would not be possible without the support of the Twilight Wish Foundation.  I am deeply grateful for  helping me to check a big one off my bucket list!More information can be found about the organization at the link belowhttps://twilightwish.orgThank you to Colin Kaye for providing the musical soundtrack of our show!To learn more about Dr. Kaye, visit https://www.yvonnekayewisdom.comWe would love to hear from you!If there is a topic you would like her to address or for any questions you may have,  you can e-mail her at  yvonnekaye33@gmail.com.Thank you for listening, sharing and subscribing!
29:41 7/31/21