ChooSELove Movement

ChooSELove Movement

By JL Choose Love Movement
Welcome to Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, where amazing things happen when you Choose Love. Consciously change an angry thought into a loving one and watch the world change.

Hosted by: Scarlett Lewis
Produced by: Shreya Yedave
Music by: Doug Allen
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The Importance of Play
In this episode, Scarlett talks with Jonathon Gay, executive director of the New England division of Playworks. "Play is a basic human need. Kids who play are resilient, empathetic, and active. Through play, kids learn to make friends, solve problems, and believe in themselves. Even in hard times." Playworks, a nonprofit organization that helps kids be active and build valuable life skills through play, is a new partner of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement.
34:33
May 28, 2020
Moving From Suffering To Joy
“Come, come, whoever you are...Ours is not a caravan of despair." ― Rumi In this episode, Scarlett talks with Allegra Jordan - author, Architect of Change, consultant and leadership coach, AND volunteer for the Jesse Lewis Choose Love For The Workplace program. They talk about how they grew from their own personal tragedies and how they moved on to feel joy again and commit their lives to helping others.  Listen to learn how the Choose Love For The Workplace program can help YOUR team and/or business flourish. Please visit our website for more information.  To contact Allegra about receiving coaching for the workplace, please email her at: allegra@jesselewischooselove.org
57:48
May 18, 2020
Stop The Bleed
*Graphic Content Warning* Please be advised, this episode contains mentions of blood, violence, and death. Scarlett talks with Ryan Burke and Matt Eccles, of Tytek Medical, about what bleed control kits are and why they are essential.  Join the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement and Tytek Medical for a special webinar on May 21st in honor of the National Stop The Bleed Day. Even with the world’s focus on COVID-19, we need to continue to Educate, Equip and Empower the community to save lives through the Stop The Bleed Program. It is possible for the everyday citizen to prevent deaths with minimal training. Approximately 300,000 people are victims of aggravated assault by firearm or knife/cutting in the US annually. Severe bleeding can occur inside the home or from auto accidents on the road. Mortality from hemorrhage is the most common cause of preventable death after a traumatic injury. Learn how you can be part of the solution and help save lives and of course, Choose Love even in these uncertain times! For more info on Tytek Medical, contact Ryan by emailing him at ryan@tytekgroup.com or calling him at 513-247-3362. For more info on the Choose Love Movement, visit: www.chooselovemovement.org
24:12
May 8, 2020
Honoring Rachel's Challenge
Listen to Scarlett talk with Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Joy Scott who tragically lost her life at the Columbine school shooting 21 years ago today. We honor Rachel's challenge by sharing her message of compassion and the work her family continues in her name. Rachel left behind this powerful message, "I HAVE THIS THEORY THAT IF ONE PERSON CAN GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO SHOW COMPASSION, THEN IT WILL START A CHAIN REACTION OF THE SAME. PEOPLE WILL NEVER KNOW HOW FAR A LITTLE KINDNESS CAN GO."  We challenge YOU to Choose Love over fear and start your own chain reaction. Learn more about Rachel's Challenge here: https://rachelschallenge.org/ We are publishing this episode in loving memory of the precious lives lost from the school shooting at Columbine, CO on April 20, 1999. 
29:37
April 21, 2020
Choose Love For The Workplace
In this episode, Scarlett talks to Jerry Alena, the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement's National Director of Corporate Development, about the new Choose Love For The Workplace program and why it is so important, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic. In response to the changes in the workforce brought on by the Coronovirus, Choose Love For The Workplace™ is offering a series of live webinars to provide essential life skills to everyone who has had to make radical adjustments to their work life and personal life. For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/for-the-workplace/
37:34
April 16, 2020
A First For SEL! What is Possible!
In this episode, Scarlett chats with Shannon Desilets,  the Choose Love Movement Director of New Hampshire, about what is possible with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and the incredible success they have seen! Listen to how one state has embraced social and emotional learning across the board as never done before and their accomplishments, which are a model for all! Visit www.ChooseLoveMovement.org for resources and more information.
32:48
April 1, 2020
Love in the Time of Coronavirus
We are in unprecedented times. Not only do we now, as a country, experience some amount of anxiety over our personal safety in public places, including schools, we now face a rampant deadly virus. Listen as Scarlett talks to Nicole Lyons, the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement's Director of Engagement, about the free 10-day live stream for parents and children we are offering in response to the school closures due to the coronavirus. Find out more by visiting, www.chooselovemovement.org.
31:59
March 14, 2020
Early Childhood Development
Scarlett speaks with Lisa Swain, educator and developer of our infant/toddler, Pre-K, and Kindergarten curriculum, about Early Childhood Development and her journey with the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. Learn about the importance and high demand for teaching social and emotional skills at an early age.  For more information, visit: www.chooselovemovement.org
43:48
March 6, 2020
Champions Choose Love
Scarlett talks to Karen Murphy - educator, coach, athlete, parent, and more - about our new, no-cost Champions Choose Love program that she helped to create. Learn how coaches and athletes of any age can use the Choose Love Formula to develop self-awareness, strengthen relationships with coaches, teammates and competitors, and develop responsible decision-making skills on and off the field.  https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/champions-choose-love/
34:51
October 30, 2019
School Counselors Choose Love
School counselors and educators have the most important job of educating and shaping our youth. Listen in as Scarlett talks to Tara Lechtenberger, one of the first school counselors that started implementing the Choose Love Enrichment Program and building the Choose Love culture at her school, Washington Elementary School in Arkansas. All her hard work is paying off now as the entire district works on rolling out the Choose Love program.
22:03
August 29, 2019
The Compassionate Achiever
Listen to the amazing conversation between Scarlett and Dr. Chris Kukk, about the neuroscience research that went into creating the Choose Love Enrichment Program and how choosing love and compassion leads to success! Dr. Kukk is on the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement's board of directors, a professor of Political Science at Western Connecticut State University, the founding director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity, and Innovation at WCSU, director of Western's Kathwari Honors Program, and author of The Compassionate Achiever: How Helping Others Fuels Success.
43:58
August 15, 2019
Safe and Sound Schools
Listen as Scarlett talks with Michele Gay, co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools about her organization and all the work they do to make schools and communities safer for all! Hear about the interesting information they found out from their most important stakeholders.
33:39
August 15, 2019
Insight into a Former Bully
 "Hurt people, hurt people"  In this episode, we gain insight into the life of a former bully as Scarlett talks to Debbie Bobetsky, who has since turned her life around and works to shed light on the importance of helping heal rather than punishing bullies. 
27:29
August 15, 2019
Project Spoken Youth
Our students have so much to say, it's about time we give them a chance to voice their thoughts! Listen as Scarlett talks to two upcoming seniors from Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania about the importance of connection and why they started Project Spoken Youth. 
29:03
August 15, 2019
Mindfulness
Tune in to hear Scarlett talking to Allison Morgan, founder of Zensational Kids and our partner on the Zensational Kids Extension Program that we provide at NO COST! Yoga and mindfulness have been found to be highly effective practices to help students self-regulate, manage big emotions, focus their attention, and develop resilience. We knew we had to partner with Allison to provide this component alongside our Choose Love curriculum. Check out our mindfulness lessons and activites here:  https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/extension-programs/ 
37:39
August 15, 2019
Healthy Grieving
“Grieving well is by choice. Choice is the most powerful tool we have. We grieve because we love.” Listen as Scarlett talks with Dianne Gray, President of Hospice & Healthcare Communications and Board Member of the Elisabeth Kubler Ross Foundation, about how she partnered with us to create our Healthy Grieving Extension Program. Grieving is a normal part of life and we hope to demystify this process and take away the fear that is facilitated by our misunderstandings. Start your journey of hope and transformation here:  https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/extension-programs/ 
44:59
August 15, 2019
Healthy Compassionate Touch
Touch is such an important aspect of who we are and how we interact with others. In this episode, listen as Scarlett talks to Kate Mckinnon, co-founder of Touch Matters and the author of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement's Healthy Compassionate Touch Extension Program. Check out the program and learn how children and educators can recognize and use touch that is nurturing and helpful, and how to avoid touch that isn’t:  https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/extension-programs/ 
23:46
August 15, 2019
Worldwide Movement to Choose Love
Welcome to the ChooSELove Movement Podcast! Listen as Scarlett Lewis talks about how she started the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. You can check out all that we offer on our website:  https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/ 
23:38
August 15, 2019