Police Social Worker: Melissa Stone is a guest on The Carleena Show Podcast

Melissa Stone is a Police Social Worker with Bloomington Indiana’s Police Department. Melissa and I discuss: why her department created this new program, the types of calls she responds to, how she interacts with people in crisis, law enforcement mental health, hostage negotiations, her unique role growing up in a working-class home, her decision toContinue reading “Police Social Worker: Melissa Stone is a guest on The Carleena Show Podcast”

ProjectCiv: Promoting Civil Political Discourse In High School with Librarian Amanda Smithfield on The Carleena Show Podcast

How do you engage teens in civil political discourse? One librarian in Nashville created a program called ProjectCiv, which seeks to promote monthly discussions between high school Republicans and Democrats. Amanda Williams Smithfield joins me on the podcast to discuss her work. The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. HostContinue reading “ProjectCiv: Promoting Civil Political Discourse In High School with Librarian Amanda Smithfield on The Carleena Show Podcast”

Mindfulness Intervention in the Criminal Justice System with Dr. Tamiko Webb: The Carleena Show Podcast

Dr. Tamiko Webb discusses mindfulness interventions in the criminal justice system, counseling inmates in a maximum-security prison, the de-institutionalized movement of the mid-century, and reentry programs. Dr. Webb received her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Counseling, Teaching, and Supervision at Trevecca Nazarene University. The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around theContinue reading “Mindfulness Intervention in the Criminal Justice System with Dr. Tamiko Webb: The Carleena Show Podcast”

Svitlana Zavialova: Wu Woman & Kung Fu Visionary is a guest on The Carleena Show Podcast

My guest today is Kung Fu Visionary, Svitlana Zavialova. Born in Post Soviet Crimea, Svitlana moved to China in her early twenties to pursue Chinese traditional martial arts. She later transcended her performance style into a new form of movement storytelling. Svitlana is the founder of the Wu Woman Martial Movement style (the fusion ofContinue reading “Svitlana Zavialova: Wu Woman & Kung Fu Visionary is a guest on The Carleena Show Podcast”

Podcast 35: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Legacy Mentor with Corbin Cabrera

When Corbin Cabrera was 13 years old, his father–Army Lt. Col. David E. Cabrera–was killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in Afghanistan in 2011. Two years later, Corbin discovered a program that connected other children who lost a parent in combat or the war at home. The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Good GriefContinue reading “Podcast 35: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Legacy Mentor with Corbin Cabrera”

Podcast 33: Making A Living at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) with Bret Atiyeh

Bret Atiyeh left his corporate job with a 401K and benefits to pursue his dream as a professional poker player. Bret shares that journey with us and sheds light on many poker-related misconceptions. We discuss online poker regulation, tracking software, competing in the World Series of Poker, amateurs who give up too much information atContinue reading “Podcast 33: Making A Living at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) with Bret Atiyeh”

Podcast 32: From Communist Hungary to Practical Spirituality in Canada with Jaya Friesen

Jaya was six years old when she sat on her father’s shoulders and watched Soviet tanks invade her city. After World War Two, Hungary became a satellite state of the Soviet Union and a Communist government was established. Soon after the 1956 uprising, Jaya’s father put on a packsack and walked away from the family,Continue reading “Podcast 32: From Communist Hungary to Practical Spirituality in Canada with Jaya Friesen”

Podcast 31: At Ease, Soldier: A Vietnam Veteran uses Death with Dignity: Juanita Ramsey-Jevne

When Juanita Ramsey met her future husband in 1986, the Vietnam War was to her long over. She soon learned that to marry a soldier was to marry his war. Bill Jevne served as a Marine Corps platoon commander in Vietnam. The memories were burned in his mind. The poison of Agent Orange had colonizedContinue reading “Podcast 31: At Ease, Soldier: A Vietnam Veteran uses Death with Dignity: Juanita Ramsey-Jevne”

Podcast #30: Luke Smithwick with Himalaya Alpine Guides

Luke Smithwick has been a mountain guide for over twenty years, leading people on exploratory expeditions in Nepal, Alaska and the Rocky Mountains. In 2012, Luke founded Himalaya Alpine Guides (himalaya-alpine.com), a brand focused on the unexplored, unclimbed and unskied terrain globally. In November 2018 Luke completed his 68th Himalayan expedition. Today on the show,Continue reading “Podcast #30: Luke Smithwick with Himalaya Alpine Guides”

Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) Instructor: Laurel Holding on The Carleena Show Podcast

Laurel Holding is the Director of Program Development at Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS), where she has been guiding extended backcountry expeditions and teaching primitive and traditional living skills for 20 years. Listen to The Carleena Show on YouTube: Listen to The Carleena Show with your favorite podcast app: Show Notes: Man’s Search for MeaningContinue reading “Boulder Outdoor Survival School (BOSS) Instructor: Laurel Holding on The Carleena Show Podcast”

Podcast #28: Anthony Kane: Eulogizing a Career in Death Care

Anthony Kane is a licensed funeral director and death expert based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Today on the show, Anthony discusses the changing funeral industry, the families and funerals he thinks about years later, PTSD in the funeral business, and his evolving perspectives on embalming. This is a fascinating discussion and we decided to record aContinue reading “Podcast #28: Anthony Kane: Eulogizing a Career in Death Care”

Podcast #27: Robyn Udemans: Aswat: Voices of Arabia

Robyn Udemans is a South African woman who has been living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for 17 years. Knowing very little about life outside her compound’s walls, Robyn decided it was time to change that. The result is a podcast called Aswat: Voices of Arabia, which serves as a platform for the women of SaudiContinue reading “Podcast #27: Robyn Udemans: Aswat: Voices of Arabia”

Podcast #26: Tiffiany Portacio: Leaving for the Peace Corps

Tiffiany Portacio is leaving the United States soon and moving to Paraguay, where she will begin a two year commitment as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Tiffiany reached out to me a year ago when she was deciding if she should she apply to the Peace Corps or not. Today on the show, I ask TiffianyContinue reading “Podcast #26: Tiffiany Portacio: Leaving for the Peace Corps”

Podcast #25: Dr. Kurt Michael: School Mental Health Partnerships in Rural Appalachia

Dr. Kurt Michael is a professor of psychology at Appalachian State University, a practicing Licensed Psychologist, and a crisis intervention and suicide prevention consultant on the national level. Today, Kurt discusses the research connecting Netflix’s television series “13 Reasons Why” with a significant increase in the use of the crisis text line: 741741. We alsoContinue reading “Podcast #25: Dr. Kurt Michael: School Mental Health Partnerships in Rural Appalachia”

Podcast #24: Steve Kaplan: The Comic Hero’s Journey

“Characters in comedies don’t want to change. They want to stay the same.” Steve Kaplan is a comedy consultant for HBO, Disney, DreamWorks, Sony, and many other media companies. He teaches his signature Comedy Intensive Workshops around the world, and is the author of The Hidden Tools of Comedy and The Comic Hero’s Journey. Today on theContinue reading “Podcast #24: Steve Kaplan: The Comic Hero’s Journey”

Podcast #23: Andrea Layne: Journey of a First Responder

“This job will change you. You won’t look at life the same. We see people at their worst. But we also see people at their best.” Andrea Layne is a battalion chief with Ada County Paramedics in Idaho. After 30 years as a first responder, Andrea is retiring in April. Listen here: Listen on YouTube:Continue reading “Podcast #23: Andrea Layne: Journey of a First Responder”

Podcast #22: Kevin Hines: Suicide Survivor, Storyteller & Film Maker

Two years after Kevin Hines was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (19 years of age), he attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. The fall would break his body, but not his spirit. During our conversation, we focus on the last few years of his journey, traveling to high school auditoriums,Continue reading “Podcast #22: Kevin Hines: Suicide Survivor, Storyteller & Film Maker”

Podcast #21: Christopher-Charles Chaney: Mama Peaches and Me: Caregiver Journey

Christopher-Charles Chaney spent years caring for his mother, Mama Peaches, who passed in 2016 after suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. It was his love and struggles as a former caregiver that inspired him to journal his experiences on Facebook in 2015 and write his first award-winning caregiving book, Mama Peaches and Me: Wit and WisdomContinue reading “Podcast #21: Christopher-Charles Chaney: Mama Peaches and Me: Caregiver Journey”

Podcast #20: Brin-Jonathan Butler: Making Use of a Broken Compass

Brin-Jonathan Butler discusses his journey from Vancouver to Cuba in his early twenties to train with Olympic boxers, write their stories, and film a documentary called Split Decision. We also talk about Brin’s new article, Giving Up The Ghost, which will be published in Hazlitt Magazine in February. Brin-Jonathan Butler has written for Esquire, Bloomberg,Continue reading “Podcast #20: Brin-Jonathan Butler: Making Use of a Broken Compass”