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Spotlight with Laurie Hardie

Each week host Laurie Hardie brings you the issues affecting the Pacific Northwest and the people making a difference in our community and sometimes beyond. Expect compelling conversations with local leaders and influencers. Spotlight is dedicated to presenting you with issues that matter - including education, health, mental health, and the environment.

Latest Episodes

Spotlighting Beyond Type 1

On November 6, 2022, a team of 50 living with type 1 diabetes will race through the five boroughs of NYC and show the world what living beyond type 1 looks like Vince Carter Bellingham WA  and Harry Sills Edmonds WA,  talk about their journey from diagnosis to running a marathon.

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune condition that makes the body unable to produce insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. Without insulin, our bodies cannot use the sugar in our bloodstream as energy, causing people to experience diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or worse complications, including death.

If an individual goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed, these life-threatening complications become a reality. This is why recognizing the early symptoms of type 1 diabetes is critical. Symptoms may develop rapidly and can be mistaken for the flu or other illnesses and a delayed diagnosis can have serious consequences.

Spotlighting Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center

Paula Del Giudice Ex Director of Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Joins us to talk about their programs and how they are changing lives one stride at a time. Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center is a community where horses transform the bodies, minds, and spirits of people with disabilities. Paula tells us about their programs and their upcoming Holiday fundraiser. https://www.littlebit.org/

Spotlighting Beyondtype1.org

On November 6, 2022, a team of 50 living with type 1 diabetes will race through the five boroughs of NYC and show the world what living beyond type 1 looks like Vince Carter Bellingham WA and Harry Sills Edmonds WA, talk about their journey from diagnosis to running a marathon.

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic autoimmune condition that makes the body unable to produce insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. Without insulin, our bodies cannot use the sugar in our bloodstream as energy, causing people to experience diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) or worse complications, including death.

If an individual goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed, these life-threatening complications become a reality. This is why recognizing the early symptoms of type 1 diabetes is critical. Symptoms may develop rapidly and can be mistaken for the flu or other illnesses and a delayed diagnosis can have serious consequences. https://beyondtype1.org/

Spotlighting A Deeper Wellness Dr. Monica Vermani

Dr. Vermani is a Clinical Psychologist, and author of A Deeper Wellness: Conquering Stress, Mood, Anxiety and Traumas. She tell us that “when more days than not” don’t feel right either because there is fighting, cold silences, or passive aggression, then it’s time to make a change. She has her book, a webpage with weekly tips and a podcast to encourage people to live their best life.

Spotlighting Traumatic Grief Companioning Project

Cindy and Merle Meyers talk about an exciting new Chaplain resource Traumatic Grief Companioning Project. They will be speaking at an upcoming workshop about this. It is called Understanding Traumatic Grief November it is November 4, 2022 From 8am–5pm at Community Life Center 19820 Scriber Lake Road Lynnwood, WA 98036 to find out more or register go to www.support7.org.
The workshop will cover a number of topics including: Timeline of Unnatural Loss, Impact of Traumatic Grief on Individuals and Families, Emotional First Aid, Support Groups vs. Clinical Groups, Community-based Program: Companioning.
WWW.Support7.org

Spotlighting Find Your Fabulosity

October is Domestic Violence Action Month. Sheryl Kurland is on a mission to get lipstick to every Domestic Violence shelter and she could use a little help. For women, putting on lipstick gives us an instant boost. It’s magical! To a victim of domestic violence it means this and so much more. A new lipstick marks a new beginning and rediscovery of her voice, identity, and beauty inside and out – her “fabulosity.” The lipsticks we collect and give to domestic violence victims help set these women on their path to transformation…..and a happier life. https://findyourfabulosity.org/

Spotlighting The Art of Badassery

Jennifer Cassetta, author of the new book, The Art of Badassery: Unleash Your Mojo with Wisdom of the Dojo The book is for any woman who’s ever felt burned out, beaten down, or needs a reminder of how powerful she is. Jennifer teaches a unique brand of badassery–how to get back up no matter what life throws at you, how to level up your mind, body, and spirit; and how to turn your setbacks into secret weapons. https://jennifercassetta.com/

Spotlighting Guardian Of the Children

The mission of Guardians of the Children is to recognize and react to child abuse and educate the public to do the same; to serve as advocates to provide strength and stability to families in crisis; and be an answer to the prayer of an abused child or teen for courage, support, and protection. Huckleberry from the Cascade Chapter of Guardian of the children shares stories of how this motorcycle club helps empower children. https://guardiansofthechildren.com/

Spotlighting Opioid Awareness Month with Ideal Option

September is Opioid Awareness Month. April Provost with Ideal Option helps us understand what medically assisted treatment is and how it is helping addicts get off drugs. She says there are many pathways to recovery and medically assisted treatment is one of many wrap around services to support the people trying to get off drugs and get back into a productive life. https://www.idealoption.com/ Aprilprovost@idealoption.net 877-522-1274

Spotlighting Milestone to Manhood with David Arms

David Arms the author of Right of Passage a book about a once-in-a-lifetime weekend that a man can organize for a boy on his thirteenth birthday. David says today more than ever, young men need their male role models to step up and help them understand what it means to be a man and bestow that mantle upon them. If a boy is never told what it means to be a man or that it’s time to be one, he’ll subconsciously extend his adolescent years far into his teens and twenties … or beyond, designed to mark his entrance into manhood in a meaningful way. In addition to bestowing the title of “man” on him, the purpose of the weekend is also to impart life-changing, intergenerational wisdom to him.
https://www.milestonetomanhood.com/