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"INSIDE AMERICA'S MINDS" - With Dr. Jodi J De Luca PhD

"INSIDE AMERICA'S MINDS" - With Dr. Jodi J De Luca PhD

By Jodi J De Luca, PhD
Inside America’s Minds features fascinating conversations with everyday people like you and me with extraordinary experiences.

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Season 2, Episode #4: Featuring Stephanie Young - Author of ‘Suicide Through A Mother’s Eyes’, Founder of ‘Discovering The Power Within’, Podcast Host of The Soulful Conversations
In Season 2, Episode #4, we go inside the mind of Stephanie Young – Author of ‘Suicide Through A Mother’s Eyes’, Founder of ‘Discovering The Power Within’, Podcast Host of ‘The Soulful Conversations’, International Speaker, Certified Life Coach & Mom. Join us as Stephanie shares her life story of incredible challenges & profound loss & her perseverance & strength to continue to live the most fulfilling life possible - against all odds. Through her company ‘Discovering the Power Within’, Stephanie provides individual coaching & group workshops to those struggling with loss & grief. Her Podcast series, ‘The Soulful Conversations’, features a panel of life coaches & spiritual leaders from around the world. Like Stephanie, their inspiring stories instill messages of hope & courage for all those who have been faced with the greatest of life’s challenges.  Stephanie’s message to us all is monumental, “We are here to BE the change we wish to be.”
01:05:59
March 13, 2022
Season 2, Episode #3: Featuring Roy Cook – Acclaimed Author of ‘A Fool’s Errand: Why Your Goals Are Falling Short & What You Can Do About It’
In Season 2, Episode #3, we go inside the mind of the incredible Roy Cook – Acclaimed Author, Entrepreneur, Mathematician, Engineering Physicist, Marketing Expert, Mentor & Philanthropist. Author of ‘A Fool’s Errand: Why Your Goals Are Falling Short & What You Can Do About It’, Roy introduces his basic principles & guidelines necessary to achieve success by identifying our inner core values (our deeply rooted fundamental beliefs) & establishing goals that are consistent with those values. Join us as Roy shares a history of life failures & how a dramatic crossroads at the age of 53 led to the successful entrepreneur & Renaissance Man that he is today. In Roy’s words, “You have a true north within you. You don’t need life hacks. All the tools you need are already inside you.”
01:24:19
March 06, 2022
Season 2, Episode #2: Featuring Leni Rivera-Workplace Experience Specialist, Author, & TV-Podcast-Radio Guest.
In Season 2, Episode #2, we go inside the mind of renowned global Workplace Experience Expert & the Author of ‘The Workplace of You’, Leni Rivera. Founder of WorkplaceXperience Consulting & the Author of ‘The Workplace of You’, with over 20 years of experience & across diverse cultures and continents, Leni’s mission is to “start the change” & bring world attention to the importance of workplace environments that empower people & create work teams that thrive. Join us as Leni shares her views on how the pandemic era has allowed us to see the “human side of people in the workplace”. Listen to her perspectives on The Great Resignation of 2021, the War for Talent, her views on Imposter Syndrome & the increasing need for Mental Health awareness in the workplace. Leni’s ongoing advocacy for the shift from traditional corporate mindsets toward employee-focused workplace cultures have led to positive change & growth & increasingly resilient & valued workplace experience environments for all. Leni’s message to global workplace environments is paramount, “My goal is to create workplaces that allow ‘all’ employees to thrive, from anywhere.”
58:28
February 27, 2022
Season 2, Episode #1: Featuring Noble Gibbens-West Point Graduate, US Army Airborne Veteran & ‘Emotional Intelligence Gangster’.
In Season 2, Episode #1 we go inside the mind of US Military West Point Graduate, US Army Airborne Veteran & Emotional Intelligence powerhouse (aka ‘EQ Gangster’) CPT Noble Gibbens. Founder of EQGangster.com, Noble teaches Leaders how to get their emotions working FOR them rather than against them. Join us as Noble shares a turbulent emotional journey from childhood into adulthood, leading to the formulation of his acclaimed Emotional Intelligence Podcast, the creation of ‘The 4 Deadly Sins of Emotion’, and his dynamic ‘EQ Gangster’ brand.  In Noble’s words, “Stop letting your emotions control you & start using them to make you a more empathetic, effective decision maker.”
56:17
February 13, 2022
Episode #21 Featuring Lisa Nelson, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - Psychotherapy During The COVID-19 Era
In Episode #21 we go inside the mind of Psychotherapist, Lisa Nelson, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  The global impact of COVID-19 has resulted in a surge of stress, anxiety, depression, anger, fear & more. The impact has been quite traumatic & the psychological aftermath of the pandemic has the potential to continue for years to come. Knowing that we have some sense of control in life is critical in our overall well-being and essential in the management of stress. Join us as Lisa shares her challenges & rewards as a Psychotherapist during the COVID-19 Era.  Specializing in Trauma & Grief, & Certified in EMDR Therapy, Lisa candidly discusses her work with children, adolescents, & adults during life’s most challenging of times. Her therapeutic mission and words of encouragement are clear: “There’s No Need To Struggle Alone. Therapy with me is not lying on a couch expressing every detail of your childhood. Instead, we will plan and talk. We will laugh and cry. And soon enough….You will Heal.”  Learn more about Lisa at: http://watershedcounselingboco.com/
58:24
December 31, 2021
Episode #20 Featuring Jacqueline Aluotto CEO No Trafficking Zone (NTZ) & Founder of Break the Cycle USA/ Real Beauty Real Women (RBRW) Foundation & Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance (HTRA)
In Episode #20 we go inside the mind of United Nations Recognized Human Rights Activist Jacqueline Aluotto: CEO No Trafficking Zone (NTZ), Founder of Break the Cycle USA/ Real Beauty Real Women (RBRW) Foundation & Human Trafficking Rescue Alliance (HTRA), Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist & Liaison & Victims Advocate. Human Trafficking is one of the fastest growing crimes in the world-and especially the US- with cases reported in all 50 states. Join us as Jacqueline shares over two decades of experiences & information about combating human trafficking around the world, as well as how to set the groundwork for future ways of stopping its spread. In her words, “We all must lend our voice to people who are not being heard and we must fight for every child as if they are our own”…. “A world that has lost humanity is a world at war” JA
01:13:08
December 30, 2021
Episode #19 Featuring Part 2: The Controversial Life of Mickey Royal, Author of ‘The Pimp Game'
In Episode #19 we go further inside the mind and controversial life of Mickey Royal, Author of ‘The Pimp Game’: Former Gang Member, Gangster, Drug Dealer, Paid Enforcer, Pornographer, Pimp, Son of a Black Panther Member (Mother) & Child USSR Soldier via Mali (Father), & History of Crime, Violence, & Multiple Arrests Starting @ Age 5 For Attempted Murder.
01:15:11
November 26, 2021
Episode #18 Featuring The Controversial Life of Mickey Royal, Author of ‘The Pimp Game'
In Episode #18 we go inside the mind and controversial life of Mickey Royal, Author of ‘The  Pimp Game’- Former Gang Member, Gangster, Drug Dealer, Paid Enforcer, Pornographer, Pimp, Son of a Black Panther Member (Mother) & Child USSR Soldier via Mali (Father), & History of Crime, Violence, & Multiple Arrests Starting @ Age 5 For Attempted Murder.
01:33:55
November 21, 2021
Episode #17 Featuring Dr. Lona Cook, D.C.- Owner of Cook Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Services & Holistic Care for Newborns to Adults, Author, National Speaker, Entrepreneur & Mom
In Episode #17, we go inside the mind of Dr. Lona Cook, D.C.- Owner of Cook Chiropractic Center, Doctor of Chiropractic Services & Holistic Care for Newborns to Adults, Author, National Speaker, Founder of Evolve Women’s Seminar, Entrepreneur, & Mom. Dr. Lona candidly talks about her life experiences and worldwide travels contributing to her passion in providing holistic care for individuals of all ages. Her beneficial message communicates better living through chiropractic care -“In order to heal we must look at the whole person.”
01:00:17
October 30, 2021
Episode #16 Featuring Dawn Airhart Witte, Founder of Desire to Inspire & Be Line Products, Author, Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Philanthropist, Humanitarian, Certified Life Coach & Mom
In Episode #16, we go inside the mind of Dawn Airhart Witte, Founder of Desire to Inspire & Be Line Products, Author, Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Philanthropist, Honorary Doctorate in Humanitarianism, Certified Life Coach & Mom. Her Foundation supports impoverished children in Uganda, Kenya, and beyond. Dawn’s messages of encouragement and empowerment are recognized worldwide-“Dream in The World of Infinite Possibilities & Then Start Making Some Steps Towards that Dream.”
52:14
October 29, 2021
Episode #15 Featuring Ant Blair (aka: Ant MillionBlair)– Renowned ‘Street’ Entrepreneur turned ‘Mainstream’ Entrepreneur-Changing Lives Through Access, Author, Public Speaker & Humanitarian.
In Episode #15, we go inside the mind of Ant Blair (aka: Ant MillionBlair)– Renowned ‘Street’ Entrepreneur turned ‘Mainstream’ Entrepreneur-Changing Lives Through Access, Author of Smart Ads: How To Sell And Make Money Online Using Clever Words And Ideas That Pay, Public Speaker, Founder of One of the First African American Owned Online Advertising Companies, Humanitarian, & Recipient of Multiple Honors & Awards. Ant candidly shares his story of the many challenges growing up on ‘Mean Street’ in Flint Michigan to his current day success and platform of how African Americans can liberate themselves in a modern age.
57:27
October 21, 2021
Episode #14: Featuring Anthony & Staci Lo Casio–Renowned Tap Dancers, Founders of LOCA Foods Inc, Authors of 'Food As A Prescription'
In Episode #14, we go inside the minds of Anthony & Staci Lo Cascio, Internationally Renowned Tap Dancers, Founders of LOCA Foods Inc, & Authors of ‘Food As A Prescription: A Handbook For Those Currently On or Prescribed a Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, and/or Dairy-Free Diet’ and the soon to be released ‘All We Do is Delicious: A Cookbook For Those Who Are Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, & Sometimes Dairy-Free.’  Anthony & Staci openly share their story of how multiple health issues jeopardized their professional dance careers, and subsequently led them on a journey towards better health and overall well-being through nutrition.
40:47
September 03, 2021
Episode #13: Featuring Lesley Hooper – Mental Health Peer Specialist, Life Coach & Founder of ‘Peer Hopes’
In Episode #13 we go inside the mind of Lesley Hooper, a Mental Health Peer Specialist, Life Coach, and Founder of ‘Peer Hopes’- an organization which helps people with mental health and substance abuse challenges through the recovery process towards a goal of reducing relapse. Lesley candidly discusses the trials and tribulations of her own mental health and substance abuse challenges since childhood, and she shares with us excerpts from her book, “A Girl named YoYo-The Ups & Downs & Merry-Go-Rounds in Life.” Lesley’s message of hope has inspired many around the world. “Look up and know there is hope…That life does not have to stay in the dumps…That there is a new beginning! How do I know? Because I was given one.”
01:04:05
August 22, 2021
Episode #12: Featuring Amber R Fuhriman, Esquire – Criminal Defense & Immigration Law Attorney & Success Architect
In Episode #12 we go inside the mind of Amber Fuhriman, Esq, high profile & successful Las Vegas Criminal Defense & Immigration Attorney whose life changed dramatically in 2016. Attorney Fuhriman discusses her life challenges & journey toward an integration of personal & professional fulfillment leading to her acclaimed podcasts ‘More Than Corporate’ & ‘Success Development Solutions’, becoming a Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) & her platform as a ‘Success Architect’ emphasizing that, “You don’t find success….You create it by intentionally designing the life you want.”
01:02:49
June 27, 2021
Episode #11: Featuring Scott Prendergast-One of America’s Youngest & Highly Admired Mental Health Inspirational Speakers
In Episode #11 we go inside the mind of Scott Prendergast, one of America’s youngest & highly admired mental health inspirational speakers. At 24, Scott has more than earned the right to inspire others of all ages with his quest to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. In his popular podcast series ‘The Lens of Hope’ Scott emphasizes how “It’s not always easy finding light when life has shown you nothing but darkness, but if you know where to start, you can find it!”
01:05:39
June 27, 2021
Episode #10: Featuring Carleeka Basnight-Menendez-Worldwide Advocate & #1 Black Face of Women in Menopause & Internationally Recognized Motivational Speaker
In Episode #10 we go inside the mind of Carleeka Basnight Menendez-Worldwide Advocate & #1 Black Face of Women in Menopause. An internationally recognized motivational speaker & author, Carleeka is committed to educate, empower, engage, & encourage others to pursue their success no matter what. Join us as the mother of 3, wife, & Histologist shares details of the turning point in her life at age 30 following a total hysterectomy resulting in early menopause & the psychological, emotional, & physical challenges that ensued launching her toward a quest of re-branding menopause one conversation at a time…and one woman at a time.
01:09:31
June 20, 2021
Episode #9: Featuring Col. George A Milton-"The Failure Coach" From Impoverished Childhood to Decorated Combat War Hero & Author of “Failure is Not The Problem, It’s The Beginning of Your Success”
In Episode #9 we go inside the mind of Decorated Combat War Hero Col. George A. Milton. Join us as Col. Milton discusses his personal & professional life challenges from an impoverished childhood to repeated academic failures & missed athletic opportunities to his life experiences with over 30 years of military service, 5 active combat deployments, life during & after combat, his views on national & international war & peace, and his roles as Dad, Coach, Mentor, Inspirational Speaker, TV Co-Host, CEO of consulting company Failure Is Not The Problem, LLC, & Author of “Failure is Not The Problem, It’s The Beginning of Your Success.”
01:33:05
May 23, 2021
Episode #8: Featuring Dan DiLucchio- aka "Short Sleeve Sampson"-Charismatic: At 4’2” Dan is Larger than Life!
In Episode 8 we go inside the mind of Dan DiLucchio, aka "Short Sleeve Sampson".  At 4’2”, Dan, is Larger than Life - A World Renowned Professional Wrestler, Founder of Midget Wrestling Warriors, Film & Television Star, Mentor, Husband, & Dad. Join us as Dan shares with us his life challenges and successes from childhood to present date, and his message of the importance and power of 'self-acceptance'.
01:18:28
May 09, 2021
Episode #7: Featuring Dr Mary Jo Podgurski – Blessed: Nurse, Doula, Author, & Teen Educator & Counselor
In Episode #7 we go inside the mind of Dr. Mary Jo “Nonnie” Podgurski, Ed.D.  Join us as we learn about the amazing pivotal moments in her life. From her roles as daughter, wife, mother, Pediatric Oncology Nurse, birth & death Doula, renowned Author of the Nonnie book series for children and adolescents, Adjunct Professor, President & Founder of the Academy for Adolescent Health, Inc., Teen Sexuality Advocate & Counselor, to her own incredible life challenges which she takes on with passion, integrity, and dignity – A Legacy For The Greater Good.
01:08:57
May 03, 2021
Episode #6: Featuring Sharifah Hardie - Fortitude, From Homelessness to Successful & Renowned Entrepreneurship
In Episode #6 we go inside the mind Sharifah Hardie, from a carefree childhood to the unforeseen challenges of adult homelessness to present day successful and renowned entrepreneurship, Sharifah Hardie exemplifies the power of hope and fortitude.
01:03:01
April 10, 2021
Episode #5: Featuring Erica Sciarra – Resilience, A Life Revisited After Heart Attack & Stroke At Age 40.
In Episode #5 we go inside the mind of Erica Sciarra, from a prestigious position as an account executive for one of the world’s renowned fashion companies, Chanel, to the loss of her ability to speak – Erica’s story is one of strength, courage, faith, and resilience.
58:42
April 09, 2021
Episode #4: Featuring Jamie R Wright – Finding Purpose in Life, Overcoming Trauma, Mother At 14, Domestic Violence Survivor, Homelessness, Federal Government Civilian Deployed to Afghanistan
In Episode #4, we go inside the mind of Jamie R Wright, a survivor of childhood and adult trauma and domestic violence, mother at the age of 14, homeless, life within a domestic violence women’s shelter, picking up the pieces again and moving forward as a powerful speaker, activist, advocate, author, and American hero.
01:16:14
March 12, 2021
Episode #3: Featuring Lara Govendo – The Power of Hope, Faith, Living with Cystic Fibrosis, Double Lung Transplant Recipient, Adventure Enthusiast, & Writer.
In Episode #3, we go inside the mind of Lara Govendo, living with cystic fibrosis, life as a double lung transplant recipient, and her quest to live life anew through the power of hope, faith, diligence, and perseverance.
54:13
March 12, 2021
Episode #2: Featuring Joshua Shea – The Complex Life Challenges Living with & Overcoming Pornography Addiction, Alcohol Dependency, & Bipolar Disorder.
In Episode #2, we go inside the mind of Joshua Shea, husband, father, award winning journalist, prominent magazine publisher, politician, film festival founder, and the complex life challenges he faced living with and overcoming pornography addiction, alcohol dependency, and Bipolar Disorder.
01:07:10
March 12, 2021
Episode #1: Featuring Robert B Foster - Self-Made Entrepreneur, Single Father of Five, & Organ Donor.
In Episode #1, we go inside the mind of Robert B Foster, Speaker, Business Coach, Single Parent, and Kidney Donor to discover how he built unbreakable resilience through many life challenges.
01:03:40
March 12, 2021