Laraine Salazar brings listeners into the lives of everyday people making a positive difference and impact in the world based on the work they do, the lives they lead, and the impressions they make. Laraine shines a light into the lives of those who don't ordinarily get the spotlight, and discovers why these people are in fact Everyday Heroes. Here is their story.
Laraine Salazar is an award-winning writer and actress who holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Everyday Heroes is a project inspired by all those who inspire her.
Laraine sits down to talk one on one with Tom McGee, a licensed clinical social worker, who has worked as a psychotherapist for over 40 years, focusing on emotional and spiritual growth. In this episode we focus on the role of men in our society and how it has changed over the last 50 years or so, has this change led to a loss of identity among men in our current times, if so, how? Where does therapy fit in? What are the benefits of men in therapy?
The epidemic of loneliness and the importance of making friendship a priority.
Cheryl G. keeps it real - juggling mom life (mom of 3), losing over 50 lbs. postpartum with hard work, diet and lifestyle change and battling things that we can all relate to, finding a routine and knowing triggers. There is a very big voice that doesn't always get the facetime it deserves, and that is the face of mom.
Lauren Eckstrom, yoga teacher, meditation teacher and author, opens up about a very personal topic, loss. She shares her own personal story, as she lost her unborn child at eleven weeks pregnant. In our culture this topic doesn’t always get the awareness it deserves. There is a lot of stigma surrounding it, leaving many to feel silenced. This discussion with Lauren even brings up how we define brave in our culture, and maybe something we need to redefine by ways of reception and outlook.
In this interview we talk about the power of story telling and sharing your story, doing the right thing, and breaking through the fear of vulnerability; how fear can transform to courage and shame can transform to freedom.
Kate Neligan is an Equine-Partnered Life and Career Coach, using the healing ability of horses to assist her clients in life and career coaching. Her company Conscious Rockstar, specializes in empowering individuals and corporate groups to become more powerful, present, and connected. In this interview we talk everything horses, and she breaks down why equine coaching works.
Tommy Rosen, yoga instructor, founder of Recovery 2.0, author of Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction. Tommy Rosen, in long term recovery himself, walks the walk. He has reached and continues to reach so many who struggle with addiction. His website: recovery2point0.com
Dr. Armaiti May, DVM, is an integrative house call veterinarian, and vegan advocate. She is also the founder of Veterinary Association for the Protection of Animals (VAPA) a non-profit organization to educate the veterinary profession about the benefits of vegan eating and encourage veterinary schools to offer humane surgical teaching methods to students. In this episode we talk veganism, helping homeless pets, and vaccines.
Zoe Quechla Maxwell, is an art therapist, mother, grandmother, world traveler, and giver extraordinaire. She shares stories of her richly colorful life from working in hospice, to living off the grid to traveling the world bringing art therapy to all walks of life recovering from trauma.
Travis Eliot & Lauren Eckstrom are a married couple who've been sharing yoga across the globe for years, including bringing yoga inside prisons and changing the lives of the incarcerated. It begs the question; if those behind bars had been exposed to this practice in early years, would their lives have ended up differently? As Travis talks about the "product of our environments", we reflect on our own lives, the environments we were brought up in, and the state of the environments we create for ourselves.
Laraine Salazar interviews mother and yoga instructor Alexis Cox about the real day in, day out roles of motherhood that often go unspoken on a conventional level. The breakdown of the “village” and its modern day effects, the generational myths we’ve somehow been led to believe and the good, the hard and the unpredictable aspects of motherhood. You can find more information at radhahomeyoga.com