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Mary Kay Keller|TEDxTallahassee: Life is a learning curve!

Mary Kay Keller|TEDxTallahassee: Life is a learning curve!

By Dr Mary Kay Keller
Life is a learning curve and everything begins in Childhood! Each podcast focuses on topics that supports bonding & connection in Family Relationships and Individuals. Everything begins in childhood and society is the result of these childhoods! Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D. |TEDxTallahassee, is a Certified Family Life Educator and coach, a Certified Education Infant Massage Instructor, and Author. Mary Kay (baby whisperer) supports Parents by strengthening the connection between parents and children. That's all we require to be successful in life.
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Episode 8: Confidence building through Self-Defense and Martial Arts

Mary Kay Keller|TEDxTallahassee: Life is a learning curve!

Episode 8: Confidence building through Self-Defense and Martial Arts

Mary Kay Keller|TEDxTallahassee: Life is a learning curve!

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Episode 25: What is health?
Guest: Dr. Chetana Kripalu Quote: As a physician, I realized that Health is more than a science of disease. Background: Board-certified family physician, practice functional medicine, complementary medicine.  Dr. Kripalu is a Family physician in the community. Health is not just the absence of disease.  Redefining Health can redefine Life.
01:10:48
February 16, 2021
Episode 24: Highly Sensitive Children
Guest: Claire Lerner, L.C.S.W.  Background: Claire is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 33 plus years of experience working with families, consulting with preschool programs, training pediatric residents, and writing about and training professionals on early childhood development. Her work in the trenches was with families struggling with a range of childrearing challenges that are largely rooted in their child's highly sensitive temperament. She is here to share The importance of understanding the meaning of children's behaviors; the role temperament plays in influencing children's behavior--it's the why of what they do; attributes of children who are highly sensitive by nature and why they have more challenges with managing their emotions, adapting to changes, being flexible and how parents can use this knowledge to sensitively support a highly sensitive child.  https://www.lernerchilddevelopment.com/
59:32
December 15, 2020
Episode 23: Girls Education: Girl Reports
Guest: Vanessa Martinez VANESSA MARTINEZ, MA FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of Girl Reports Vanessa Martinez founded Girl Reports in 2015 while living and working in rural Nepal. After completing her MA in Applied Anthropology, she spent two years serving the community of Lumbini in various capacities, including program development, research, humanitarian aid, grassroots consulting, volunteer coordination, and communications. She was inspired to form Girl Reports by the close relationships she formed with local students, teachers, and community leaders at the Karuna Girls School. Vanessa has extensive experience in international travel, cross-cultural collaboration, and international education — including a Fulbright Teaching Assistantship. As an applied anthropologist, she is fascinated by the diversity of lived experience and is committed to empowering under-served communities to overcome the many challenges they encounter daily.
38:38
October 28, 2020
Episode 22: A Survivor of Narcissistic Abuse Shares Her Experience & What you need to know.
Guest: Carol Allred Topic: A Survivor of Narcissistic Abuse Shares What to Watch For  Background: This is her own experience of going through a classic, traumatic narcissistic discard and not having any idea what she was dealing with. Carol states she is not an expert.  Carol refers to herself as an educated layperson. Altogether she was with the narcissist for 15 years. Living with it, and then 5yrs studying it and educating people about it through her Facebook profile. She has a collection of over 150 articles and 3,000 memes in Albums that focus on different aspects of narcissistic abuse. This is her story and what she wants the public to know about the signs and traits of Narcissism. 
01:11:37
October 24, 2020
Episode 21: Infants do come with instructions. Break the Baby code!
Speaker: Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D., C.F.L.E., C.E.I.M. |TEDxTallahassee   Background: Mary Kay is the host of Life is a Learning Curve and a Certified Family Life Educator & Coach. Mary Kay provides science-based Family Life Education virtual courses accessible Globally to support bonding and attachment between infants and their parents/caregivers.  Mary Kay completed a Ph.D. in Human Science and Family Relations, her doctoral research was a case study of fathers who massaged their infants. Mary Kay has 20 years of professional experience Coaching Families and Individuals. Mary Kay has taught Infant Massage to parents, foster parents, and grandparents raising grandchildren since 1997. Visit Mary Kay on her Website www.marykaykeller.com
19:06
October 9, 2020
Episode 20: The importance of Fathers Mental Health
Guest: Mark Williams | TEDxNantymoel  Background: Mark has a lived experience and speaks Globally with parents about fathers' mental health. Mark is an International father's mental health campaigner, author, and keynote speaker. TEDx Speaker.  You can reach Mark at Fathers Reaching out, the International Fathers Mental Health 2020 Conference, and Fathers Reaching Out - Why Dads Matter. 
01:18:01
September 29, 2020
Episode 19: Creating a Culture of Child Protection
Guest: Kerri Anne Isham Background: Kerri Anne Isham is a Certified Sexual Health Educator for the last 11 years, and works primarily with children 0-12 years of age.  You can reach Kerri Anne, through her website to access free parenting resources, her books, and her workshops in addition to all of the information on how to keep your child safe!  
01:14:29
September 23, 2020
Episode 18: Just Breathe A Parent’s Guide to Distance Learning
Guest Speaker: Susan Pearl-Weese  Background: Susan was motivated to publish after Multiple conversations with parents struggling with distance learning.  She published her first book on Amazon, Just Breathe! She plans to follow up with parents with more topics!   Here is her first review: Susan writes with compassion supporting parents in this unprecedented pandemic! She provides insightful experiences and resources for parents to access freely. Her description of Learning Environments and her detailed description of her strategies of Empowering parents thru developing protocols, procedures, expectations, and managing behaviors is excellent. She added in Educationally relevant activities to guide and inspire parents. This is a great resource!  Qualifications: Susan has a Bachelors's Degree with Level II teaching License and Endorsements in Severe Special Education, Mild/Moderate Special Education, English as a Second Language, Reading Intervention Specialist, Masters Degree in Administrative Supervision. Susan is a veteran Special Education Teacher with 21 years of teaching experience.
54:43
September 15, 2020
Episode 17: Getting Back to Self and How that Spreads Compassion
Guest: Tanya Milano Snell   Background: Tanya achieved a B.A. in Biology and an M.ED in Elementary Education. She is a certified Kids Yoga teacher and has taught yoga for the last 20 years. She says she has been doing for others since birth. Tanya was the eldest of five and her parents were stressed out and did not take care of themselves. After their early deaths within 6 months of each other, she was in the throes of grief, overwhelmed, and teacher burnout. It was then she realized she had to return to the basics and return to self. I want to serve others and therefore need to take care of myself.   She is currently a yoga instructor for adults and kids providing opportunities informal yoga and class and informal nature experiences to reconnect with breathing, body, and stillness. You can reach Tanya Milano Snell on her website! 
50:37
September 8, 2020
Episode 16: The Nurturing Father
Guest: Mark Perlman, MA.   Background: Over 45 years of work dedicated to supporting families.  Mark developed the Nurturing Fathers Curriculum.  Mark is the past Executive Director of Child Protection Center and Family Counselling Center.  Author of The Nurturing Father's Program (1998) and Marriage & Parenting Program (2004) for families. Past Exec. Dir. of Child Protection Center and Family Counselling Cente and strengthening families.  Nurturing Fathers Website
58:12
September 1, 2020
Episode 15: Who should massage your infant and who should not!
Everything begins in childhood and society is the result of these childhoods!  Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D. |TEDxTallahassee,  is a Certified Family Life Educator and coach, a Certified Education Infant Massage Instructor, and Author.  Mary Kay (baby whisperer) supports relationship bonding and attachment across the life span. Dr. Keller supports the human experience with applied family science. www.marykaykeller.com EDUCATION: Dr. Keller earned a Ph.D. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, an MPA (Master's in Public Administration) from the University of Utah, and earned her undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Psychology with honors. PUBLICATIONS: The Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences,   The National Fatherhood Initiative - Father Factor Blog,   International Journal of Attachment Parenting. Annual Publication, and The International Association of Infant Massage. Annual Publication. The Southeastern Observer   Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D., has spent the last 20 years studying Family relationships and optimal caregiving of infants (0-3), children, teens, and emerging adults.
07:08
August 25, 2020
Episode 14: The Quality of Connection between the Infant and it's parent is the most critical for a life time relationship!
Everything begins in childhood and society is the result of these childhoods! Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D. |TEDxTallahassee,  is a Certified Family Life Educator and coach, a Certified Education Infant Massage Instructor, and Author.  Mary Kay (baby whisperer) supports relationship bonding and attachment across the life span. Dr. Keller supports the human experience with applied family science. www.marykaykeller.com EDUCATION: Dr. Keller earned a Ph.D. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, an MPA (Master's in Public Administration) from the University of Utah, and earned her undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Psychology with honors. PUBLICATIONS: The Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences,   The National Fatherhood Initiative - Father Factor Blog,   International Journal of Attachment Parenting. Annual Publication, and The International Association of Infant Massage. Annual Publication. The Southeastern Observer   Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D., has spent the last 20 years studying Family relationships and optimal caregiving of infants (0-3), children, teens, and emerging adults.
13:30
August 18, 2020
Episode 13: What teaching Infant Massage to first time fathers taught me
Everything begins in childhood and society is the result of these childhoods! Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D. |TEDxTallahassee,  is a Certified Family Life Educator and coach, a Certified Education Infant Massage Instructor, and Author.  Mary Kay (baby whisperer) supports relationship bonding and attachment across the life span. Dr. Keller supports the human experience with applied family science.  EDUCATION: Dr. Keller earned a Ph.D. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, an MPA (Master's in Public Administration) from the University of Utah, and earned her undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Psychology with honors. PUBLICATIONS: The Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences,   The National Fatherhood Initiative - Father Factor Blog,   International Journal of Attachment Parenting. Annual Publication, and The International Association of Infant Massage. Annual Publication. The Southeastern Observer   Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D., has spent the last 20 years studying Family relationships and optimal caregiving of infants (0-3), children, teens, and emerging adults.
14:06
August 11, 2020
Episode 12: Infant Massage Infant Massage Class
Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D. |TEDxTallahassee,  is a Certified Family Life Educator and coach, a Certified Education Infant Massage Instructor, and Author.  Mary Kay (baby whisperer) supports relationship bonding and attachment across the life span. Dr. Keller supports the human experience with applied family science. www.marykaykeller.com EDUCATION: Dr. Keller earned a Ph.D. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, an MPA (Master's in Public Administration) from the University of Utah, and earned her undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Psychology with honors. PUBLICATIONS: The Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences,   The National Fatherhood Initiative - Father Factor Blog,   International Journal of Attachment Parenting. Annual Publication, and The International Association of Infant Massage. Annual Publication. The Southeastern Observer   Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D., has spent the last 20 years studying Family relationships and optimal caregiving of infants (0-3), children, teens, and emerging adults. How well are you or your baby sleeping? I have taught this science-based caregiving activity that promotes and supports bonding for 21 years! This episode is about my virtual online Infant Massage Class! Check out my book, Hassle-Free Bedtime: Getting any child to bed is as easy as 1-2-3! On Amazon.  Sleep is essential to emotional, physical, and cognitive well-being for both the infant and the caregiver! Everything begins in childhood and society is the result of these childhoods!
07:31
August 4, 2020
Episode 11: Migration and the Family - Eastern Europe Dialogue
Guest: Dr. Kim Parrish  Topic: Migration and the Family - Eastern Europe Dialogue Background: Dr. Parrish teaches Family Science (20 years), was an Elementary School Counselor (10 years), a Professor ( 15 years), and holds a Ph.D. in Human Science (Mississippi State University). Dr. Parrish is a Certified Family Life Educator,  Check out her interview for the Wilmington University Magazine.  Dr. Parrish spoke about Asylum Seekers, & Refugees and how they are impacted by Amenities  & Family Separation; Living without community.
55:40
July 28, 2020
Episode 10: A Book for every reader! Mark Wayne Adams
Guest: Mark Wayne Adams  Topic: A Book for Every Reader  Background: The goal for many families and teachers is to inspire the joy of reading in someone they love. Applies to all ages and reading levels. For 15 years Mark has promoted reading and writing via public speaking engagements, book signings, and participation in book events. He has been recognized through the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, KACo (KY Assoc. of Counties), FAPA Board, SCBWI, IBPA, Readers’ Favorite Illustration Awards Judge, and international book awards. Official judge of the Readers’ Favorite Illustration Award 2013–2018.  Florida Authors and Publishers Association Board Member to President 2009–2017.  Kentucky Colonels, 2014–Present, the highest title of honor bestowed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to a community, state, or the nation.  Independent Book Publishers Association  Since 2008. How books influenced Mark Wayne Adams's childhood: My first book came from a mobile library, bookmobile Mother’s career (Public Librarian), and my first book purchase. Cost of an Education: Public Library + Personal Library + Parenting and Libraries Who is Your Reader: Personality + Experiences + Activities How books influenced Mark’s Career Goals: Sketchbooks/Journals (Influence On mentors, students, and Mark’s children). Mark Wayne Adams - Engaging readers through art, books, and workshops. Website
01:00:06
July 21, 2020
Episode 9: Confirmed: Family Courts Fail Children in Abuse Cases
Guest:  Barry Goldstein  Background: Mr. Goldstein has 37 years of working on DV issues.  Author of 6 books.  Instructor in batterer program for 21 years.  Director of Research for Stop Abuse Campaign.  Author of the Safe Child Act.  Advocate for Protective Mothers and their children. Topic: Confirmed: Family Courts Fail Children in Abuse Cases The lesson from the Coronavirus crisis is to listen to the scientists.  The family courts have failed to integrate critical research like ACE and Saunders.  Without ACE they minimize the harm of DV and child abuse.  Without Saunders, they disbelieve true reports of abuse.  Over 700 children involved in contested custody have been murdered in the last ten years.  Taken together, the research confirms courts are getting a large majority of DV custody cases wrong.  The solution is the Safe Child Act.
57:31
July 14, 2020
Episode 8: Confidence building through Self-Defense and Martial Arts
Guest: Master Anne Radke  Topic: Confidence building through Self-Defense and Martial Arts Background: Master Anne holds a 6th degree and 1st-degree black belt, and is a certified Life coach. She presents on how does self-defense helps children, teens adults, and those with special needs! Master Anne has 28 years of experience in her field.  Her clients range in ages from 4 years old to seniors.  Master Anne at: A Better Body 
33:17
July 7, 2020
Episode 7: The Science of Sex Education
Guest: Don Lucas, Ph.D.  Topic: The Science of Sex Education  YouTube Channel Background: Dr. Don Lucas is a professor of psychology and the coordinator of the psychology department at Northwest Vista College (NVC); a community college with more than 18,000 students in San Antonio, Texas. Before joining NVC in 1999, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco; and took his Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialty in Neuroscience and Behavior from Northern Illinois University. He is a fellow of the Southwestern Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Lucas or Dr. Don, as his students affectionately refer to him, is the author of the book, Being: Your Happiness, Pleasure, and Contentment (Hayden-McNeil); and two OER modules, The Psychology of Human Sexuality and Human Sexual Anatomy and Physiology, published on nobaproject.com. His teaching has been featured by The San Antonio Express-News, SA Scene Magazine, KENS5 CBS, and KSAT12 ABC; and has earned him a number of awards, including the Minnie Stevens Piper award: The oldest and most prestigious teaching award for higher education in the state of Texas. Dr. Lucas has been conducting research on various topics (psychophysics, family & domestic violence, life satisfaction, and human sexuality) within psychology for the past 30 years. As his CV shows, he is productive when it comes to research, in the past five years he has authored over two-dozen abstracts published at various research conferences—mostly focusing on human sexuality. Dr. Lucas hosts 5MIweekly, a virtual science-based sex education course on YouTube, composed of original and pedagogically interactive videos. He and his wife, Lisa, have two children, Sember and Rayen, and a purebred mutt, named Barney.
01:03:21
June 30, 2020
Episode 6: Compassion Fatigue: Let the Healing Begin
Guest: Judy Micale & Associates Topic: Compassion Fatigue: Let the Healing Begin! • Identify the signs and symptoms of Compassion Fatigue • Formulate ways to prevent and recover from Compassion Fatigue • Identify useful techniques to increase healthy self-care and gratitude into your daily life Background: Judy Micale has been a certified Compassion Fatigue Educator since 2011 and a key component to healing from this syndrome is understanding and incorporating self-compassion into your daily life. Over nine years of training on this topic and the practices Judy will discuss. Judy is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator, Professionally Certified Coach
01:04:37
June 23, 2020
Episode 5: Holistic Health & Addiction - Judith Pellegrino
Guest: Judith Lynn Pellegrino  Topic: Taking Responsibility For Your Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health Background: Certification in Holistic Health and  20+ years of integrating holistic health practices to supplement recovery from multiple addictions. Certification in Holistic Health. Completed Leadership and Action Program through Landmark Education. Soulful Storyteller. Motivation: Climbing addiction, domestic violence, and suicide rates Target population: Anyone who hates themselves.
01:02:19
June 16, 2020
Episode 4: Leadership Parenting during a Pandemic
Guest: Mark Winkler Topic: Leadership Parenting during a Pandemic  Background:  Mr. Winkler is a parent and for the last 12 years a StepDad. He started a Non-Profit Organizations focused on Fatherhood. Mark wrote a book, "My Daughters Keeper," based upon his personal experience of winning his way back into her life. 
44:04
June 9, 2020
Episode 3: Today's podcast is about "Mutually Amazing Parents and the Journey to Calm!" with Mike Domitrz
Guest: Mike Domitrz Topic: "Mutually Amazing Parents and the Journey to Calm" Background: In my work for helping parents teach their kids safer dating, we realized how much parents are seeking simple, quick lessons for helping them as human beings and parents. The people most likely to benefit from this information are adults 26-55 years of age. I host a podcast and interviewed many. I am the author of "Can I Kiss You?" I am the Founder of The Center for Respect, and a speaker for schools, the military, and nonprofits for the past 3 decades for helping to build mutually amazing relationships.  Host: You may have watched him as a featured expert on Dateline NBC or maybe you've seen him quoted in Forbes or The Wall Street Journal. Today's guest is the author of "Can I Kiss You?" and the Founder of The Center for Respect. For 3 decades, he has been helping build cultures of respect in families, educational institutions, businesses, and the US Military. And he is now launching MyVoiceRocks.com. Our guest is Mike Domitrz
38:21
June 3, 2020
Episode 2: How to stay safe when home isn't safe.
For those who feel alone because they are not safe at home. You are not forgotten. Please reach out to free 2-1-1 Helplines or call 9-1-1 if your life is in danger.  Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D. |TEDxTallahassee,  is a Certified Family Life Educator and coach, a Certified Education Infant Massage Instructor, and Author.  Mary Kay (baby whisperer) supports relationship bonding and attachment across the life span. Dr. Keller supports the human experience with applied family science. www.marykaykeller.com EDUCATION: Dr. Keller earned a Ph.D. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, an MPA (Master's in Public Administration) from the University of Utah, and earned her undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Psychology with honors. PUBLICATIONS: The Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences,   The National Fatherhood Initiative - Father Factor Blog,   International Journal of Attachment Parenting. Annual Publication, and The International Association of Infant Massage. Annual Publication. The Southeastern Observer   Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D., has spent the last 20 years studying Family relationships and optimal caregiving of infants (0-3), children, teens, and emerging adults.
07:47
May 26, 2020
Episode 1: COVID19 Parents as Teachers! Who was prepared for that?
Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D. |TEDxTallahassee,  is a Certified Family Life Educator and coach, a Certified Education Infant Massage Instructor, and Author.  Mary Kay (baby whisperer) supports relationship bonding and attachment across the life span. Dr. Keller supports the human experience with applied family science. www.marykaykeller.com EDUCATION: Dr. Keller earned a Ph.D. in Family and Child Sciences from Florida State University, an MPA (Master's in Public Administration) from the University of Utah, and earned her undergraduate degree from Weber State University in Psychology with honors. PUBLICATIONS: The Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences,   The National Fatherhood Initiative - Father Factor Blog,   International Journal of Attachment Parenting. Annual Publication, and The International Association of Infant Massage. Annual Publication. The Southeastern Observer   Mary Kay Keller, Ph.D., has spent the last 20 years studying Family relationships and optimal caregiving of infants (0-3), children, teens, and emerging adults. About today's podcast: Only Teachers have learned how to teach! COVID19 has instantly turned Parents into Home School Teachers. Who could have prepared for this new experience? In this podcast, you will hear a Veteran Teachers' compassionate response to your angst and tips for a successful adjustment. Hint: Self-Compassion is at the top of the list. This episode has since been updated with an interview from the author listen to Episode 18:Susan Pearl-Weese. 
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May 24, 2020
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