CASA OC is an organization that provides volunteer special advocates and pairs them with foster youth in Orange County. Chief Advancement Officer for CASA OC, Susan Kenny educates the Mainspring Family Wellness community about the foster care system, becoming a special advocate, and how all of us can support this very important organization in Orange County. A thought provoking discussion with inspiring stories that offer much needed perspective as we move into this Thanksgiving season.
Raising Tween girls well in this world can seem like an uphill battle. Dr. Jenna Flowers interviews Kristen Perlmutter, Executive Director of Mainspring Family Wellness, Dr. Carli Snyder of Girl Nation, and Sports Performance Coach and Doctoral Candidate Rachel Hoeft to discuss True Tribe, a mini retreat Mainspring is offering this Fall to support tween girls in fostering confidence in their performance in whatever they love, awareness about the negative messages for girls in social media, and the value of being kind.
Expert Enneagram Teacher Lisa Morrice share how the Enneagram is a tool to learn self awareness, being present, and personal growth.
Enneagram Expert Lisa Morrice joins Mainspring to help us understand the Enneagram and how we can better understand how we each have related to the pandemic based on our personalities. A thoughtful discussion with Lisa which is a two parter.
Seasoned Chiropractor Dr. Kevin Priestly shares with Mainspring Family Wellness about the mind body connection and how chiropractic supports optimum health for children and during pregnancy. Dr. Priestly covers some of the myths about chiropractic and a range of topics important to families like antibiotics, pain management medicine, sleep, and sports injury. We also cover COVID-19 protocols when people get adjusted and how chiropractic can be a preventative method to build a healthy immune system.
Along with so many things that have changes for families this summer, saying goodbye to away camp during Covid-19 is another loss. Camp Directors Sarah Kuljis and Audrey Monke join Kristen and Jenna to share some excellent ideas on how to invite the beauty of nature and the values that camp introduces into our homes this summer.
Shared perspectives from Moms of color raising kids in Orange County. A heartfelt interview sharing the stories of two women of color who raise bi-racial families in the OC and how they have personally been impacted by racism, and how they have each approached educating their children about racial discrimination. Raising children of color in Orange County has its share of difficulties and bringing awareness to these differences helps us all understand, grow, and make change happen for our communities.
Quarantine has hit families with school age children really hard. So many parents are struggling with working from home and trying to salvage their children’s education for this year. There are some schools that have been able to adapt quickly and provide platforms to make this easier and there have been some school districts that have not been able to make this transition as well, which has left parents feeling anxious and over burdened with how to best support their children during this crazy time. Founder of Seashore Academy, Marlene Dandler joins us to share a possible supplemental solution during this time that may be a helpful resource during quarantine, and also shares some tips from seasoned homeschooling experience how to support families that have been thrust into teaching at home because of quarantine.
All of us have had to manage grief, loss, and disappointment during quarantine. The pandemic has stirred health, financial, and social stressors across the world. Our children have also experienced loss during this time. This episode with Marriage & Family Therapist Nola Casserly unpacks how to navigate the conversations for parents and children about loss during Quarantine.
An interesting education about medicinal CBD and how it is currently being used to treat children and adults. We had the pleasure to interview Osteopathic Medical Physician Dr. Junella Chin and a CBD expert based in New York and learned a lot about choosing CBD as a treatment. It's a must listen!