Embracing the Inner Child

From personal experience, Jake White discovered embracing his Inner Child was the key to wholeness. Through his own experiences he discovered the importance of reconnecting and learning how and why he continually stifled, doubted, and hindered his own creativity. From these practices came not only greater knowledge of himself but also, a greater understanding of how to work with others as a guide to helping them embrace their wholeness. Jake is passionate about the continued process of learning about the Inner Child, and about creating practices, conversations, and community around truly loving and supporting ourselves unconditionally.
The owner of Jake White Healing LLC, Jake offers private Energy Medicine Sessions, as well as classes, talks programs, and workshops to assist individuals embrace their own journey for healing. Join Jake and I this week on “The Unfolding Self”, as we explore this fascinating topic. Remember! You can call in questions on 855.856.1389
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Growing Healthy with Rose

Rose Kadende-Kaiser (Ph.D.) is an international development professional whose current work focuses on guiding clients to make nutrition and lifestyle behavior changes for a healthier balance. Prior to this, she supported the design and implementation of community development projects in various African countries including Burundi, South Africa, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zambia. Her passion for wellness is what led her to pursue training as an integrative nutrition coach. This equipped her with the practical skills she needed to guide others who wanted to embrace self-care through healthier nutrition and lifestyle choices. She is the founder of Season of Health (www.seasonofhealth.net), a small business that offers wellness coaching services and training workshops to individuals, families, community organizations, and local schools. Rose is a mother of two adult boys and spends her spare time reading, gardening, and advocating for access to and use of healthier food and lifestyle choices to restore and maintain the body’s balance. Rose was born and raised in Burundi and has been living mostly in the US since 1991.
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Amazing Women

Amazing Women

03/28/2017 12:18 pm ET

Join with me as we interview two amazing women who have raised families and have had successful careers (and each a divorce along the way.) Now, each of them past sixty-five, they are embarking on new adventures, and explorations into the future. Marilyn Turner and Rose Longworth are senior citizens who believe life is an exciting adventure filled with new challenges and growth. It is to be lived to the fullest. Join with me as we explore with them what it means to live a fulfilled life.

Rose, born in Ireland, immigrated to the US when she was in her thirties. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who just retired after fourteen years of counseling to follow her psychoanalytic passion of working with dreams and art. She has been recording dreams since she was 21. She is particularly interested in Mandalas, seeing them as a way to get in touch with the unconscious psyche. She gains inspiration for her art and her writings through daily meditation.

Marilyn Turner was born in Waterbury, CT nearly ¾’s of a century ago (her words, not mine). She moved to Hartford, as a young adult, to help get Johnson elected. She raised three wonderful children, and then divorced. Meanwhile she earned her degree from UConn, through taking night classes. After selling her home, she took a year and explored where she would live and work next. She became a Park Ranger in Maui, for a time and then chose Harrisonburg, VA, as her home. Her love of the Shenandoah National Park brought her here. She still works in Community Health at the hospital. She is still hiking and she is well known in the community for her activism and her involvement with people. At the age of fifty-seven, she hiked the Appalachian Trail from one end to the other. She has recently taken up pottery, and did say she had to repeat the class on “plates.”

Join with me as we have an amazing conversation with these women, and I allow them to tell you more about themselves.

Lauren Walker and The Unfolding Self

Lauren Walker is the author of Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice (Sounds True, 2014) and The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription (Sounds True, 2017). She’s been teaching yoga and meditation since 1997.

She created Energy Medicine Yoga while teaching at Norwich University, the oldest, private, military college in the country. Her goal was to help students have more ease and calm in their lives and access the core part of themselves that is always whole. The huge success of her work there led directly to the publication of her first book.

Lauren teaches EMYoga across the United States and internationally and has been featured in Yoga Journal, Mantra+, Yoga Digest, and The New York Times. She also trains teachers to teach her highly intuitive, simple healing method. EMYoga is compatible with all types of yoga.

Lauren was named one of the 100 most influential yoga teachers in America by Sonima.

Join us on “the Unfolding Self” on www.bbmglobalnetwork.com at 11AM EST on the 28th of February as our host, Dr. Anna K interviews this amazing woman. You will learn and you will be inspired to care about yourself spiritually, physically and emotionally.

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The Unfolding Self 7 Feb 2017

This week on “The Unfolding Self”, I am pleased to present Matthew Brown. Matthew is a 48 year-old man who was diagnosed with HIV in 1986. He’s navigated the complicated maze of medications, insurance and the societal attitudes for thirty years. He will share his experiences as he has learned to live with an illness that, at one time, was a sure death sentence. Matthew has seen many friends succumb to HIV. He will speak of those who have inspired him to keep going. He will speak also of the lessons he has learned and the wisdom he wants to pass on to others who have suffered in life.

Join us on the www.bbmglobalnetwork.com  on Tuesday, 7th of February at 11 AM EST. We look forward to sharing this broadcast with you. “The Unfolding Self” with your host, Dr. Anna K. Follow Dr. Anna K’s blog on The Huffington Post. You can reach her for private coaching sessions at akarola@gmail.com

The Unfolding Self 31 January 2017

Thurayya Backour is a PR and Social Media professional who lives in Canada. Originally from Lebanon where she was involved with humanitarian work with the Red Cross, she worked for many years in Kuwait. She provided civic education and conflict resolution classes to Palestinian children, among others in Beirut. For much of her life she has advocated, and still does, for the rights of Palestinians to be treated fairly in Lebanon as well as throughout the world.

A few years ago Thurayya made the decision to begin the immigration process of bringing her two boys and husband to Canada. On this program she will discuss why she made the decision not to come to the United States. She will also discuss what it means to be Moslem in the 21st century and how to raise her children as Moslems in a western society. She will also discuss the challenges she faces as an ambitious Muslim woman who is married and the misconceptions the West holds about women in Muslim society.

Join us for what will be an interesting and open discussion as Thurayya gives us her view of what it means to be Muslim in the Western world.


1967 Revisited

1967   Revisited

A friend of mine recently attended the Women’s March in Washington, DC. This to me, as to many women, is an act of tremendous declaration of us as women. It was a statement long overdue and much needed. If the recent elections served to shake women out of lethargy, an apathy we have too long fed, then the turmoil the election has created is worth it. We need to speak up and to declare ourselves. The need to make ourselves heard brought memories back from the first time I made this declaration in 1967, December 17th to be exact. Some dates just stick in your mind.

My friend posted a picture of herself and her friend toasting the coming demonstration with champagne, and I thought, times have certainly changed. We toasted with a joint. However, it was not much of a high. It was the first time I tried it. There was little effect or it was cheap pot. Either way I was very much based in reality during this demonstration, my first.

It took place in Manchester, NH and it was cold. I drove over from Putney, VT, where I was attending Windham College, with some friends I met. Someone had given me a motorcycle helmet to wear. I was warned the policemen would very likely strike me across the head. The helmet was to protect my brains. Since it was cold. I had a jacket and a windbreaker on over it. Since I was a larger woman, I looked very bulky and very masculine in my outfit. This did not serve me well at all. Frail and very, very feminine might have been much better.

It was about a two-hour drive. When we arrived we received brief instructions on how to protect ourselves from attack, “roll your head under and protect the back of your head with your hands, do not leave your underbelly exposed so you can not be kicked.” I admit this was entirely out of my experience, being a young woman with virtually no life experience from Altoona, Pa, had not prepared me for the world of angry police. AND, I was naïve enough not to understand their anger.

Two years prior, I had attended a lecture by Martin Luther King, Jr. when I was a student at Pennsylvania State University. Like so many of my generation, I had never questioned the politics of my family or my culture. It never occurred to me to do so. I was a Republican like everyone else I knew. My first exposure was a demonstration in 1965 when I was a student at Penn State. I demonstrated against Martin Luther King, Jr. being allowed to speak on campus. I still to this day do not understand why. I just did what others were doing, I never questioned. When I heard King, he made sense; he changed me. I still cannot tell you why or how. I just knew I believed in my heart all people were the same, and deserved to be treated so.

I also did not believe in war. So here I was 1967, protesting the Viet Nam War. I was marching in circles outside the Federal Building. There was a woman marching in circles carrying a sign reading, “dirty, pinko commie, hippies.” She marched in circles and no one said anything to her. We were surrounded with police with batons in front of them. They closed in around us forcing us into a smaller and small circle. The back of the van was opened. The police formed two lines and we were thrown from one to police to another and into the van. One girl with long hair was pulled by her hair and thrown onto the floor of the van.


Taken to the police station we were brought out of the van the same way we entered. I was thrown against a wall with some force and ordered to remove my helmet. A policeman sneered asking if it was a “girl or boy?” It’s a girl I said back as I removed the helmet and looked into a pair of steely blue eyes – eyes with no mercy. The same eyes I had noticed on the policemen surrounding us outside. Eyes with flickering desire that were excited by the prospect of beating us senseless.

As I looked at him, I was overcome with a weird thought. “What is a nice girl like you, doing in a place like this?” The idea popped into my head and before I could censor myself I was laughing. It was an automatic reaction. I looked at the policeman and realized my mistake. He thought I was laughing at him. I saw his hand rise to backhand me. He was strong and I was probably going to end up on the ground. As his hand drew back to strike me, another policeman, a bit older, a bit wiser with more control, grabbed his wrist. He told him to stop, and said I was not worth the trouble.

Later I was sitting in jail I realized I had a rather nasty bruise in my groin that went from my groin to almost my knee. I also could not lift my arm. When I said I thought perhaps I should show it to a doctor, I was told “no” emphatically. I was told I would become a resident of the jail system until the bruise healed. These jail comrades had more experience than I. We were bailed out. My parents called. Being jailed was easier than the conversation with my parents as they realized my politics were changing. I had left the family fold of conservative Goldwater republicanism. I would never be the same no matter how they screamed or threatened. Life had changed. Because I had attended a speech by Martin Luther King two years previously I had changed.

This was only a small experience compared to so many other demonstrators who were tear gassed and beaten. After this demonstration came two demonstrations, one at a white college and one at a black college where students were killed. Everyone knew about the white school but no one remembers the black one. There were many other demonstrations until finally there were very few left. Few people left willing to stand up and say “NO” until yesterday.

And now this group that had been changed and radicalized in the sixties is waking up and no longer sleeping. We are influencing the young. We are creating change in the younger generation/ We of the sixties are now in our sixties and seventies and we have awakened. Our children are grown, our careers near an end and now we will no longer be silent.

Saturday, 21st of January 2017 women awoke. We woke out of our apathy and lethargy and said “no more”. It does not matter there were so many causes. All causes are one cause. All people one people. The demonstrations of my youth paved the way for the demonstrations of today. And Trump was the catalyst. Trump is the wake-up call. The Dawn of Humanity is here. Women will be silent no more. We will stand our ground. We will fight hard for the children of the world. These children are our children.

Women and Islam

Islam and Women – Tuesday,17 January 2017 at 11AM
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Alia El Mohandes is a Policy and Gender Advisor for the Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation (CMC), within the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance. She is a career Foreign Service Officer with multiple overseas’ duty tours.
As the Senior Gender Advisor, she works to strengthen collaborative planning and operational coherence on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEFE), Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Countering Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) among other related policies between USAID and DoD to identify synergies and potential opportunities with DoD, providing guidance on policy decision-making to better align DoD sector programs and projects with USAID objectives.
Dr. El Mohandes joined USAID in 2000 and has experience in both Washington, D.C. and at the missions in Egypt, South Sudan, West Bank/Gaza, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Yemen and Afghanistan. Her last overseas’ posting was as the Senior Gender Advisor at the Afghanistan Mission to establish and manage the biggest agency Gender office to launch and oversee the largest USG’s investment for Women’s Empowerment by implementing the ‘Promote’ development project. Her background includes an in-depth Health sector experience inclusive of Gender and Social and Behavior Change programming for: family planning, reproductive health, maternal child health, nutrition, as well as, HIV/AIDS (PEPFAR), Malaria, TB, non-communicable diseases and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH). She has also guided the designs of more resilient programs for Education, Agriculture, micro- to medium economic growth development sectors utilizing cross-cutting programming for Youth with a focus on GEFE, GBV and CTIP.
In addition to USAID, she has 18 years’ experience with international NGOs promoting civil society and community mobilization in the Middle East. She has co-published two books on health programming and community outreach: 1) ‘Women and Their Health Issues in the Middle East’; and 2) ‘Strengthening the Skills of the Community Health Worker: A Thousand and One Stories from Arab Communities’.
Dr. El Mohandes has a Masters of Public Policy (MPA) from JFK School of Government, Harvard University with a focus on Leadership and Capacity Building. She is a graduate from the School of Medicine, Assuit University, Egypt.
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Doran Hamm……

Doran Hamm was born and raised in Brattleboro, VT to a lovely hippie couple who raised him surrounded by art, music and theater. Through his parents he was exposed to many spiritual traditions. Bitten with the desire to know and to experience he took his first international travel trip at the age of twenty. This first trip lasted several months. He has since lived in Italy, Australia, Thailand, India and the Caribbean. He has taught children’s theater in six countries. He started meditation at the age of eighteen. Meditation is a major component of his life and inspired Doran to become involved in the world of healing and massage. He has just returned from a trip to study massage and where he engaged in children’s theater. In part, this trip was funded by GoFundMe. Doran has volunteered his talents in a wide variety of countries. He will share with us how he became involved at such a young age, and what continues to motivates him not only to explore his inner but also his outer world.

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11 AM EST on Tuesday, 10 January 2017. Once again The Unfolding Self with your host Dr. Anna K brings you fascinating individuals who work to bring clarity and wisdom to others

Restorative Justice

We will learn more about the topic of Restorative Justice. This is not a new concept. Wonshe tells us it is part of Early American, Native American tradition. It is used in Rwanda as the “gechacha” courts to in part deal with the aftermath of the genocide there.

Wonshe is a Spiritual Midwife. She offers guidance and direction throughout life’s continuum. Also, as s a restorative justice practitioner she works to restore balance when harm is done. She sees herself as a weaver of life.

She brings a unique perspective to her art in that prior to earning two academic degrees, she studied oral traditions with Seneca and Iroquois elders and learned to to facilitate traditional talking circles. Wonshe has served as a midwife and had a busy midwifery practice on the Shenandoah Valley prior to moving to Colorado where she developed a restorative justice practice.

In addition to being a midwife, she has worked with homeless individuals, adults with cognitive disabilities, prisoners and others populations. Currently she works as the Congregational Life Coordinator for the Harrisonburg Unitarian Universalist Church and focuses on criminal justice reform and justice reinvestment in the Harrisonburg, community.

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