September 29, 2022
LYDIA FENET is a global thought leader who has led auctions for more than six hundred organizations raising over half a billion dollars for nonprofits globally on behalf of Christie’s. Lydia spent over two decades at Christie’s most recently as the Global Managing Director of Strategic Partnerships. In 2022, Lydia transitioned to a role as Christie’s ambassador where she will continue to take auctions on behalf of Christie’s while continuing to grow her media brand as an author, speaker and executive producer on the upcoming Netflix series, Sold.
Lydia is represented by CAA and travels internationally as a keynote speaker helping people unlock their sales potential and empowering women in the workplace. She was named one of New York’s most influential women by Gotham magazine and has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and Crain’s, and has appeared in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair and Town & Country. Her widely acclaimed book, ‘The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You’ was published by Simon & Schuster and purchased by Netflix in February 2022. Lydia has recently finished writing her second book, Claim Your Confidence which will be published in Spring 2022. She is working on her podcast, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is… which is slated to launch in summer 2022 in collaboration with Newstand Studios in Rockefeller Plaza.
September 22, 2022
Lindsey Whissel Fenton is an Emmy award-winning storyteller who is passionate about using public media to build empathy. She is currently a senior producer and director at WPSU where, most recently, she developed, produced, directed, and wrote Speaking Grief, a multiplatform initiative that works to create a more grief-aware society; she continues to produce content for the initiative’s presence on Facebook and Instagram.
You Can’t Say That, which Lindsey produced, was among eight U.S. programs selected to screen at the 2013 International Public Television Screening (INPUT) conference; it was also honored with a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award. Some of Lindsey’s other projects include A Time to Heal, Pennsylvania Folklore: Woven Together,and The First Step. She also served as a host for the WPSU-FM series Take Note.
Lindsey is heavily involved with WPSU’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Her dedication to making the station’s culture and content more inclusive was recognized with the 2020 Penn State Outreach and Online Education Inclusiveness Award.
September 15, 2022
Jacob Moore is the founder of NoStigmasand creator of the
5 Bridges to Wellnesssystem. He has been internationally recognized for his speaking, writing and advocacy work in mental health and suicide prevention.
As a childhood suicide loss survivor, Jacob's work is focused on trauma, holistic wellness design and thriving despite mental illness. In addition to being an avid user of both nature and dog therapy, Jacob practices meditation, yoga and martial arts to support his mental wellness.
September 1, 2022
Gina Moffa in her own words:
I want to help people understand, explore, and heal from painful experiences. This includes grief and loss, trauma, life patterns that just aren’t working, anxiety that feels debilitating, and transitions that have been more challenging. Perhaps you know you have to make a change in your life, but just don’t know what it is or where to begin. I’m truly humbled by my work in helping people to find their way. Every day I’m moved and thankful for the trust and faith people put in our work together.
I feel so fortunate to be the travel companion on one of the most important journeys someone will ever take— the journey of healing, finding meaning, and seeing joy in their life."
August 23, 2022
In this episode I talk with Dr. Elena Lister and Michael Schwartzman, PhD about their New Book–Giving Hope: Conversations with Children About Illness, Death and Loss.
The book is for any adult who may be taking care of a child. It offers compassionate and comprehensive guidance on how to understand oneself and the child facing impending loss or a loss that has occurred. We discuss how to have conversations with a child about death itself and many kinds of losses including of an immediate family member, of a pet, of someone in your community or extended family and in the media whether by illness, suicide, environmental events or violence when they occur and in the years after. It offers sample conversations and practical guidance. It will help a caregiver handle decisions about participation at school, at funerals, burials and memorials when there is illness or death in a child’s life. Our approach creates opportunities for more connection with your child while building hope and resilience.
August 4, 2022
In Everyday Trauma, neuroscientist Dr. Tracey Shors examines trauma with a focus on its pervasive nature—how it can happen at any time, through big or small events, and how it often reappears in the form of encoded memory. Her research reveals that when we are reminded of our trauma, reliving that tragic moment copies yet another memory of it in our brain, making it that much more difficult to forget. Dr. Shors also explores the neuroscience behind why women in particular are more vulnerable to stress and traumatic events, setting them up to be three times more likely than men to suffer PTSD.
With potential long-term consequences such as addiction, anxiety, depression, and PTSD, trauma can have a lasting impact on both the brain and body. Dr. Shors illuminates the effective tools that can reduce the repetitive thoughts that reinforce our traumas, including cognitive-based therapies and trauma-informed care such as her own groundbreaking program, a combination of mental and physical training called MAP Training.
July 28, 2022
Writer Rebecca Woolf had just asked her husband for a divorce when he is suddenly diagnosed with terminal cancer. In this stunning memoir she invites us in to the complicated truth coming into yourself and a new understanding of love, sex, and living forward after loss.
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July 20, 2022
Join my conversation with Aaron C as he shares his experience returning to work after the death of his wife Tiffany from Covid at age 46.
July 20, 2022
Widower Aaron C., shares with Meghan his experience going back to work after the death of his 46 year old wife from Covid 18 months ago. Meghan and Aaron talk discuss how well meaning, caring people can get grief so wrong, and the importance of creating grief informed workplaces.