November 18, 2021
Episode 37. Project Hope Alliance (PHA) is a local organization based in Costa Mesa, California serving youths in Orange County who are experiencing homelessness. Their mission is to end the cycle of homelessness, one child at a time. PHA has full-time case managers working within the public school system, deploying long-term model of care to eliminate the barriers brough on by homelessness that could impede a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school. The PHA team builds trusting relationships with students and offers individualized support in the form of transportation, technology, basic needs, and social-emotional mentorship from kindergarten to age 24.
Jennifer shares her own inspiring journey as a child growing up in Orange County who faced bouts of homelessness, finding the support she needed to pursue higher education, becoming a successful partner at a law firm, and then channeling her talents and passion towards serving youths in similar predicaments by joining Project Hope Alliance as its CEO.
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October 26, 2021
Dr. Ran Anbar from Center Point Medicine joins us for Episode 36: Using Hypnosis with Children to Address Mental, Emotional and Physical Challenges. Dr. Anbar, MD, FAAP is board certified in both pediatric pulmonology and general pediatrics, offering hypnosis and counseling services at Center Point Medicine in La Jolla, California and Syracuse, New York. He is a leader in clinical hypnosis and has successfully treated over 5,000 children for a vast variety of conditions. He details his extensive experience with hypnosis in his new book Changing Children’s Lives with Hypnosis: A Journey to the Center available for pre-order on Amazon today.
August 26, 2021
Since Covid, so many parents have had to carry so many jobs for their families. At first it seemed novel, but now it's moved towards burnout. Jenna and Kristen discuss parental burnout and its characteristics, how to assess if yourself are experiencing burnout, and what to do to support taking care of yourself.
August 10, 2021
Certified Riso-Hudson Enneagram Instructor Lisa Morrice is back with Mainspring Family Wellness Podcast to share how one deepens in their insights of the enneagram for personal growth. Lisa and Mainspring are partnering to hold an advance Enneagram class in the fall 2021, and she shares what's in store and why further immersion in the enneagram is such an invaluable tool for understanding one's self.
April 8, 2021
Kristen and Jenna broach the topic of fostering spiritual wellness for your family through your personal faith, values, and service with Pastor Ines Franklin. Ines shares from her own experience of raising her blended family as well as professional and covers these topics in a way that is helpful to everyone from any faith.
February 15, 2021
Fusion Academy's Heads of School in Mission Viejo and Huntington Beach Venessa Kayrell and Robin Podway join Mainspring to share how reaching children who have previously struggled in the school traditional system because of learning issues, mental health issues, or needing an alternative scheduling for school are thriving, and even thriving during Covid. Kayrell and Podway help assuage that it's never too late to develop critical thinking schools even if you feel like your child is behind because of the Pandemic. This podcast also touches on twice exceptional students and how to support this very specific learner.
February 6, 2021
Retired NFL Player Asante Cleveland of 49ers, San Diego Chargers, and Philadelphia Patriots fame knows quite a lot about what it takes to become a professional athlete. Asante shares his story as a young athlete, the mentors he had that developed his skills, and most importantly how he developed the mental toughness necessary to play Division I Football and eventually in the NFL. Now Asante has developed a program for youth athletes to grow their "Pro Mindset" at Mainspring Family Wellness Center. Asante has such a passion for imparting wisdom and changing perspectives in young athletes, this is a show that will inspire and great for your children to listen to as well.
November 23, 2020
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.
November 6, 2020
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.
October 7, 2020
Expert Enneagram Teacher Lisa Morrice share how the Enneagram is a tool to learn self awareness, being present, and personal growth.