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Winston Simmonds: Between Me And You Journals

moving the podcast – interview from February 4, 2015


Episode 38. Winston Simmonds tells us how he started Sand Dune Publishing and why he created the Between Me And You journal series. We also talk about the importance of asking people we care about for their stories, and sharing our own with them.

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“We’ve never talked about some of their feelings, some of their dreams, some of their hopes when they were in their twenties or thirties or forties. Or what they think about the relationship that we all share together, questions that sometimes we’ve been meaning to ask but never get around to.”

0:00 ~ starting a publishing company
5:20 ~ Between Me and You Journals
8:50 ~ origin story
14:50 ~ it’s important to share our stories
20:50 ~ emotional responses
29:20 ~ “the whole point is to connect”

Connect with Winston
on his website
on Twitter @JournalDude
on Facebook Between Me And You

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The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Alaina and Peyton: The Suicide Awareness Project

moving the podcast – interview from June 10, 2014


Episode 28. Alaina and Peyton are working on a school project about suicide awareness, a subject which, in Alaina’s words, “a lot of people don’t like to talk about because it’s a harsh topic. So we figured, why not us?” Listen in as they talk about their project, what it means to them and why they care so much.

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“How much can a school do to prevent cancer? But there’s still support and awareness about it. You can’t prevent it. You can’t prevent cancer. You can’t prevent somebody from committing suicide. But you can raise awareness.”

0:00 ~ we never hear about it
11:05 ~ What should the school do?
13:25 ~ “those who suffer”
16:15 ~ the deep effects of suicide
22:10 ~ Can it be prevented?
27:00 ~ spreading awareness

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Letter Alaina and Peyton posted on the blog
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Out of the Darkness walks 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you see suicidal thoughts posted on social media.
Suicide Hotlines by State

Debbie Deming: on Furniture Tipping

moving the podcast – interview from May 20, 2014


Episode 26. Debbie and I talk about the startlingly high number of children who are killed or injured by furniture tipping over on them. Debbie shares her personal story of loss, and talks about the organization she and her husband founded to prevent other people from losing the children they love.

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“It just didn’t feel right to live with that knowledge and let other parents who don’t know the dangers just go about their life, and just hope that they’re not the next ones.”

0:00 ~ Safe and Sound with Amaya
4:00 ~ an accident waiting to happen
9:55 ~ we don’t see the danger
14:35 ~ tipping is totally preventable
19:10 ~ hot pink pinkies
24:10 ~ a difficult thing to live with
28:15 ~ Why not protect your kids?

Connect with Debbie:
at Safe and Sound with Amaya
on Facebook

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The Tipping Point – Consumer Product Safety Commission Report
Safe Kids Coalition
National Head Start Association
Article on 
Huffington Post Article

Asia Nelson: on Yoga and Other Adventures

moving the podcast – interview from January 28, 2014


Episode 23. Asia talks to me about yoga and about her experience hosting an international travel tv series. She also shares all about the business she built around her passions for yoga, learning and teaching other people. I learn that yoga is really a mind-body workout, with physical, mental and emotional benefits, and that it’s perfectly okay to be multi-passionate!

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“It’s a living thing, you know? It is an actual relationship that you’re developing with yourself. So as long as there is something more for me to learn and to accept and to move through, then there will always be a role for yoga within my life.”

0:00 ~ 26 countries in 9 months
9:45 ~ “television is not an easy industry”
14:15 ~ finding yoga (by accident)
20:35 ~ a mind-body workout
32:05 ~ Pranalife Yoga and Teacher Training
38:20 ~ finding your bliss

A clip I had to cut for length, where we talk about being multi-passionate:

“It doesn’t matter what your next thing is, as long as it’s creating more of the experience you want to have in the world.” ~ Asia Nelson

Connect with Asia:
on her website
on Twitter @pranalifeyoga
on Facebook

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Asia’s Tumbler
Visit Asia’s YouTube channel here to see a bit of My Global Adventure