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Shadowed Soul – Adewusi David Clinical Depression from Nigeria

Adewusi David from Nigeria discusses his battle with clinical depression. After many struggles he is making progress. Depression is very common especially during this pandemic covid-19.

Adewusi David is a Content Creator, Creative Writer and Editor who currently works with Praxis Magazine. He enjoys traveling, and calls everywhere home. He blogs at

Conscious Parenting Revolution : Katherine Winter-Sellery

Katherine Winter-Sellery
‘A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind’
Growing up in a blended family has given me a unique insight into the challenges children face. I grew up with a sister Melanie and brother Chris from my mom’s previous marriage and a sister, Nancy, on my father’s side. As well as my sister Heidi from their marriage.

Spending my early years growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, in America’s Deep South, I saw first hand the racism and division that was polluting that part of the US. My father, an entrepreneur, decided to move us to Colorado. We moved several times so he could work on his businesses. Meanwhile, my mother was very independent. My lively upbringing and family dynamic enabled me to see as a child. You need to be seen and heard.
It was when I was 16, I lost my brother Chris to suicide. This devastating event impacted all of our family. And looking back, it also sewed the seeds for my drive to look at how children and parents can learn to communicate in a different dynamic. I could see the relationship my mother had with my brother, and his struggles were connected. His relationship with my dad, his step-father, was not healthy. And it set me on the…………

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112 – Derrick Dawson – Dismantling Racism

“We have inherited a system and there’s nothing we can do about it except acknowledge that and dismantle it. But if we don’t acknowledge it, then we are actually maintaining [it].” ~Derrick Dawson

A conversation that eloquently connects the dots between capitalism and systemic racism? Straight talk about our American way of life and the foundation of white supremacy upon which it was built? Yes, please, to both! 

Derrick Dawson, co-program coordinator of the Regional Organizing for Anti-Racism, aka Chicago Roar, sheds light on the myriad ways white supremacy continues to fester and flourish. Using the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as metaphor and proving ground, Derrick hits our collective compliance with his high-powered truth rays. He exposes us to the vicious strategies employed by corporations and power-brokers hell-bent on destroying our relationship to our planet, our communities, and ourselves. Once you see the light, I guarantee you won’t be able to look away.  

Derrick C. Dawson is Co-Program Coordinator for Chicago Regional Organizing for Antiracism (Chicago ROAR), and an organizer and trainer for Crossroads Antiracism Organizing & Training. He is also an ADA 25 Advancing Leadership 2020 Fellow.  He served on the Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago, and served several terms as Co-Chair of the Antiracism Commission of the Chicago Diocese. Before becoming an antiracism organizer and trainer, Derrick served in the United States Navy as a broadcaster and journalist in the Pacific, and worked for over 20 years as a corporate trainer for major law firms in Chicago. He studied English and Linguistics at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago where he received a Bachelor’s degree.

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New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association – The Wounded Healer

The UNNI Podcast [EP 5] – w/ Alisa Howard

Host Bianca McCall and Community Health Worker Alisa Howard discuss suicide prevention, from a public health; community action planning lens. Controversy arises as the two professionals openly discuss health equity, within the context of racial and cultural division. Calling to action; the emergence of diverse leadership, which represents all races and all cultures; with parts of the conversation focused on Black American Communities.

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110 – Traveling the Light Path with Monika Black

“The whole system was created to keep you distracted onto a battlefield. You could not have been put on this wonderful journey called life to fight. That could not be what we are here to do.” ~Monika Black 

What do you get when a leadership maximizer and the Wounded Healer get together to discuss light and shadow, happiness and shame? A roadmap to joy and an invitation to claim your agency, naturally! 

Besides being an amazing human, Monika Black, PhD., is a positive psychology expert who’s shifted to coaching, a space she says allows her to live and lead with authenticity.

Pick an -ism (capitalism, racism, sexism, colonialism) and drill down to its essence, to the core of shame and pain. That’s where adherents to and victims of the dark -isms find themselves, existing in the shadows. The -isms take away individual agency and force victims to work from a deficit. 

Monika sees her role as a guide out from under dark power structures. 

“I can’t dispel the shadows,” she said, “but in the light, they are irrelevant.” Her words read like a mantra and, in many ways, that’s Monika’s work distilled to its most vital and pure sentiment. She’s here to show her clients how they can address the shadows and ultimately reclaim the gifts of inner lightness and joy.

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EP 324 Must Politics Be War?

Tribalism is the term that has entered our political lexicon as we attempt to define the raucous, contentious political phase we have entered in this country.  That seems dangerous for a society that is built on the the ideals of fairness, justice and liberty.  All of which would seem to require that we trust each other enough to settle our political differences in an amicable fashion. After all, America hangs together, as a society not built on ethnicity, on the adherence to those values.  Kevin Vallier, professor of philosophy and author of the book ‘Must Politics Be War?’ is challenging us to restore our trust in the open society.  He shares thoughts on overcoming the cynicism and callowness of our politics and offers the nearly discarded notion that you don’t need to share strangers’ ideology in order to trust them. And in the spirit of this episode, imagine that increased diversity as our society is now experiencing need not correlate with a decline in social trust.  Let’s think about this as we enter this highly charged political season and see whether we still have the ability to reason together because more things work about our politics than are broken. Is that even possible? It’s, at least, worth a shot.  Expect an unconventional conversation over the next 30 minutes.

EP 322 Reparations for Slavery: An Idea That’s Too Late or Whose Time Has Come?

Reconstruction interruptus.  It is of the great untold stories in America history.  Lincoln was shot and what died along with him was the hope and promise that America could make things right for so many who had contributed to the economy of the nation, but could not partake in its rewards.  Through a long 100 year period of Jim Crow leading to hard won civil rights legislation in the 1960’s, it’s hard to calculate the economic injustices still visited upon blacks in America.  The costs have been apparent in housing, education, employment and the gaping disparity in net worth between the races. So as the question of reparations comes up again, primarily as a result of author Ta-Nehisi Coates’ article in ‘The Atlantic’ in 2014, and conversations begin swirling around it, many questions about necessity and plausibility are raised. History Chair at the University of Connecticut, Manisha Sinha, weighed in on the subject in the ‘Wall Street Journal’ recently.  We reached out to discuss this issue with some historical record so everyone is clear that modern history, including our own, has made accommodation to groups upon whom grave injustices were visited.  So, has the time come or passed for some form of recompense to take place?  Listen in and consider the matter in context.

EP 319 Income Inequality is Real, But What’s the Real Cause?

Our guest, Jonathan Rockwell, is the principal economist at Gallup, so he’s crunched all the numbers and is prepared on this podcast to debunk a lot of the conventional thinking about the real causes of income inequality in America. And the reasons may not sound like the usual suspects trotted out by political leaders in our country.  Democrats often lay the problem at the doorstep of greedy corporations, while Republicans often point to immigrants, trade and general lack of individual motivation and effort as the culprits.  In his weighty analysis of the problem, Jonathan Rothwell makes a compelling, and empirically arrived at, argument that longstanding racism and unequal political and institutional power lie at the root of the matter.   He explains the make-up of the one percent, and some may surprise you, and the disproportionate rewards that accrue to them because of their professions and not their genes, intelligence or work ethic.  Unconventional thinking abounds in this episode.              

#42 Cheslea Higgs Wise Live at the CSZ Theater

Chelsea Higgs Wise, MSW is a clinical social worker and experienced facilitator who specializes in connecting people from different walks of life to create equitable communication strategies. Chelsea is an experienced advocate and inclusion educator who consults with a wide range of organizations, campaign narratives and events/activities to achieve outreach results in local districts. Chelsea is passionate about dialogue & deliberation for attitudinal shifts and evolving structural approaches specifically aimed toward racial justice and gender equality.
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