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S2 EP43 | How Do We Respond to Trauma with Stephen Rowley
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S2 EP43 | How Do We Respond to Trauma with Stephen Rowley

Today's conversation covered many topics including Steven's memoir, his search for his birth mother, trauma, Jungian psychology and the Willows, where 30,000 babies were born during the 40's and 50's mainly for adoptions. We covered how our culture has changed since those shameful days when young women were "sent away" to have their babies. Steven talks about how he works with people with trauma, and how he helps them move from victim to responsible for their lives. Steven's memoir is fascinating and not only discusses how adopted children have a psychic, subconscious longing, but also his journey through the educational system. Steven spent 40 years in education, getting a PhD from Stanford in Education and is now a Psychotherapist working with clients to create a new empowering story about their lives. BIO: Stephen Rowley, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist practicing in Bainbridge Island, Washington. His professional past includes serving as an elementary school teacher and principal, and a school district superintendent in Washington and California. He has been a college professor at three universities, teaching courses in educational administration and organizational theory. He holds a Ph.D. in Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University. His new book is: The Lost Coin: A Memoir of Adoption and Destiny (Chiron Publications, Sept. 2023). Learn more at stephenrowley108.com/memoir Stephen Rowley’s website: stephenrowley108.com/memoir facebook.com/srowley108 linkedin.com/in/stephen-rowley-ma-lmhc-b83ab811 instagram.com/stephenrowley108/ twitter.com/srowley108 #StephenRowley #hilaryburns #gettingrealwithhilary #realtalk #getreal #getfree #inspiration #caregiving #caregivers #purpose #fun #play #ease #seniors #Ivory #TheBilliantCaregiver #transformation #LostCoinAdoption #adoptionmemoir #adoption #adoptioncommunity #JungianPsychology Hilary's Website: https://www.gettingrealwithhilary.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@GettingRealWithHilary Spotify: https://shorturl.at/pQY68 iTunes: https://shorturl.at/qyTZ3 BBS Radio: https://bbsradio.com/thegettingrealwithhilaryshow E360tv: bit.ly/TGRWHS
S2 EP45 | Real Life NYPD and FBI Stories with Jason Randazzo

S2 EP45 | Real Life NYPD and FBI Stories with Jason Randazzo

Reading Jason Randazzo's books gave me a look at the life of a former NYPD police offer/retired Special Agent of the FBI. It felt like fiction, but all of the stories are true. I can't imagine living that life, honestly. It is so far removed from my childhood in small-town Connecticut. That is why I was so fascinated with how Jason went into fighting crime, and some of his friends went the other way. How does one community create such a dichotomy of futures for their youth? Join us for an in-depth discussion of Jason's years growing up, as an NYPD police officer, and as an FBI Special agent. In particular, when he crosses paths with a childhood friend who had gone the opposite way of Jason. Truly entertaining. I recommend Jason’s two books, "Just Another Day," and "The Day After." You will feel like you are reading a movie script only this was Jason’s REAL LIFE. Find Jason at : justanotherdaybook@earthlink.net Or: https://x.com/jasonrandazzo44 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jason.randazzo.773 Bio: The author was born in Brooklyn and raised in Queens, New York. Through his adolescent years, he tried to compete athletically in baseball and football, hoping to one day play one of the sports professionally. During his time in college, where he bounced through three institutions of learning over four years, trying to find his footing in sports but never quite securing it, he finally got serious about his second choice in life and was able to earn a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The degree enabled him the opportunity to follow the foundation of learning street-level local law enforcement with the New York City Police Department, followed with a career conducting investigations involving bank robberies, fugitives, kidnappings, extortions, and other assorted personal crimes in the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Since his retirement from law enforcement and government service, besides maintaining his fitness with both the gym and sports to keep his physique in top shape, the author enjoys driving both fast cars and motorcycles in the New York area while also keeping a residence there on Long Island. This is the second book written about the many experiences of the author during his career in law enforcement. The first book, entitled Just Another Day, was published in 2020. #JasonRandazzo #hilaryburns #gettingrealwithhilary #realtalk #getreal #getfree #inspiration #NYPD #FBI #JasonRandazzo #crimefamilies #crime #police #fightingcrime #Brooklyn #Queens #thedome #lawlessness #homicides #singlemom #Italianimmigrants #FBI #SpecialAgent #crimefighting #Warlords Hilary's Website: https://www.gettingrealwithhilary.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@GettingRealWithHilary Spotify: https://shorturl.at/pQY68 iTunes: https://shorturl.at/qyTZ3 BBS Radio: https://bbsradio.com/thegettingrealwithhilaryshow E360tv: bit.ly/TGRWHS
S2 EP44 | Dream Big, Work Hard and Never Quit - Nazi Refugee and Successful Marketing Exec

S2 EP44 | Dream Big, Work Hard and Never Quit - Nazi Refugee and Successful Marketing Exec

I read Barbara's book, "My American Dream" twice. I couldn't get her parents’ harrowing escape from Nazi Germany out of my mind. What her father did to make it happen is truly heroic. At a time when it was nearly impossible to leave the country, he kept finding one alternate route after another, as each option fell through. Barbara, as a 3 year old, traveled from Germany to Lithuania to Russia to China to Korea to Japan to Canada and then to the US. Not knowing how they were going to do it, her parents started a whole new life in America. Barbara wanted to fit in with the other kids and be an American, so never asked about their journey. When her sister found their father’s journal, they were fascinated. "My American Dream," by Barbara Sommer Feigin tells her parents story and her own. She hopes you will get the importance of freedom, the power of education, how her strong family bonds kept her going in difficult times, and her mother's motto - Dream Big, Work Hard, and Never Quit. Barbara and her family are true American heroes. Thank you, Barbara for your courage, being willing to have your voice heard, and your inspiration. Barbara's book can be found at barbarafeigin.com Bio: Barbara Feigin, author My American Dream. From Nazi Germany refugee to breaking glass ceilings in the Madmen era of advertising, to becoming Exec. VP of Grey Advertising (now Grey Global),Feigin was often the only woman in the (board)room. Her success is legendary with ad campaigns under her belt like, "Easy, Breezy CoverGirl," "Friend Don't Let Friends Drive Drunk '' (yes, that's Barbara), and expanding the Kool-Aid brand. Raising three sons (one of whom is President of the Milwaukee Bucks), caring for her husband who suffered two strokes, and maintaining a high-power career in advertising, Barbara Feigin is a remarkable person with remarkable stories to share. Website: barbarafeigin.com #BarbaraFeigin #hilaryburns #gettingrealwithhilary #realtalk #getreal #getfree #inspiration #nazigermany #escape #worldwarII #advertisingexec #greyadvertising #MadMen #CoverGirl #marketresearch #branding #strokes #family #strongbonds #GreyGlobal Hilary's Website: https://www.gettingrealwithhilary.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@GettingRealWithHilary Spotify: https://shorturl.at/pQY68 iTunes: https://shorturl.at/qyTZ3 BBS Radio: https://bbsradio.com/thegettingrealwithhilaryshow E360tv: bit.ly/TGRWHS
S2 EP42 | "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover" Dan Henk
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S2 EP42 | "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover" Dan Henk

Dan has had quite the life. Growing up all over the world, Dan took refuge in books. His parents encouraged his art, but since he couldn't decide between writing and illustrating, he ended up doing both. Dan's messages to people are "Never Give Up" and "Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover." And he should know. He has been through numerous car accidents, brain cancer, and the death of his wife by a hit and run driver. He has supported himself as a tattoo artist. Dan is promoting his books which he is the illustrator and writer for. He also has guest writers which makes his books even more exciting. Thank you, Dan, for your inspiration, courage, and heart. Bio: Dan’s early career included a year and a half stint drawing political cartoons for Madcap Magazine and illustrating underground projects such as Maximum Rock and Roll. In 1997, after struggling through a violent car crash and a knife fight with a crackhead that severed the tendon on his left thumb, he attended art school. Receiving some commercial and local gallery acclaim for his artwork, he moved to New York City in an attempt to kick start an art career. Heavily immersing himself in the local hardcore scene, he produced artwork for the bands Shai Hulud, Indecision, Koshari, More Complete, Unsound, Coalesce, Most Precious Blood, Locked in a Vacancy, Beyond Reason, Zombie Apocalypse, not to mention various local record labels and venues. In 2000, he started tattooing, initially working on many musician friends. A year later, in September 2001, he was stricken with brain cancer and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Three months after the surgery, he married fellow tattoo artist Monica Castillo. His work started appearing in both a growing number of tattoo magazines and more fine art influenced tomes. Tattoo related books such as No Regrets, Tattoo Prodigies, and Inside the Tattoo Circus took notice and included features. Tragedy struck again in 2007, as his wife of 6 years, Monica Henk, was killed on a motorcycle by a hit and run driver. Despite extensive coverage in the local media and vigorous campaigns by both the tattoo and motorcycle community, the culprit was never found. He moved to Austin, Texas for three years, and started doing a regular comic strip entitled “Rollo & Me” for Tattoo Artist Magazine. Illustrations for Black Static, Litro Magazine, The Horror Zine, and This is Horror followed suit. His first novel, The Black Seas of Infinity, was published by Anarchy Books in 2011, and he started an illustrated calendar featuring a variety of artists. Deadite Press released the first book with a cover by Dan, a novel entitled “The Sopaths” by Piers Anthony. A limited edition chapbook “Christmas Is Cancelled” came out courtesy of Splatterpunk in 2013, and in 2014 he started columns for TAM, Tattoo Revue and Skin Art magazines. A reissue of his debut novel was released by Permuted Press in April 2015, as well as a collection of his short stories entitled “Down Highways In The Dark…By Demons Driven” in August of the same year. He continued his work for independent magazines, doing art for Red Door Magazine, a slew of books by the imprint Out Of Step, and every issue so far of the British horror zine Splatterpunk. The books “Not Dead”, “Fighting Back”, “Past Indiscretions”, “Insatiable”, “Bloodstains, “Tales for Dark Hours”, “The Red Death” and “The Flood” all featured his work and his third book, “The End of the World” debuted in March of this year. His illustrated anthology entitled “The Never Dead” featuring 14 authors and 16 stories was just released across all platforms. The upcoming anthology Head Blown Off II will feature one of his stories. You can keep up with all his latest work on his website danhenk.com. Be sure to check out his podcast “Skull Sessions with Dan Henk”. New episodes debut every Thursday across all platforms! Dan Henk’s website: danhenk.com #DanHenk #hilaryburns #gettingrealwithhilary #realtalk #getreal #getfree #inspiration #tattoos #tattoartist #braincancer #caraccident #lossofwife #widower #marriage #art #author #books #illustrator #illustrations #judging #beingopen #don’tgiveup Hilary's Website: https://www.gettingrealwithhilary.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@GettingRealWithHilary Spotify: https://shorturl.at/pQY68 iTunes: https://shorturl.at/qyTZ3 BBS Radio: https://bbsradio.com/thegettingrealwithhilaryshow E360tv: bit.ly/TGRWHS
S2 EP41 | From Engineer to Mindfulness Coach - How Does That Happen? | Yogesh Dhruv
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S2 EP41 | From Engineer to Mindfulness Coach - How Does That Happen? | Yogesh Dhruv

Yogesh Dhruv was born in a small village in India and moved to the big city when he was a small boy. His father was a serial entrepreneur and started businesses at 15 years old when his father died. Yogesh became the first engineer in the family and joined his father's business in his 20's. He helped the company into an international business, moving to the US in the early 2000's. How did he manage the stress, the travel, the union difficulties, and keeping harmony at home? He and his wife started studying mindfulness with a guru in the 1990's. This helped him create inner peace, and an abundance mindset. Yogesh has recently become a mindfulness coach and his vision is to create an abundance mindset in the business world, especially with business owners. Watch the incredible interview to experience Yogesh's work. When I opened my eyes, I was a different, more peaceful person. Thank you, Yogesh, for your incredible experience, passion, and generosity. Bio: Yogesh Dhruv is a Mindfulness Coach helping business owners who feel stressed and overwhelmed experience harmony and inner peace so they can enjoy a fulfilling and successful life. Yogesh founded his business with the intention of cultivating an abundance mindset in the business world by bringing mindfulness to business owners. He finds fulfillment in empowering business leaders to create freedom and joy, allowing them to design the life of their dreams. Through his coaching program, Yogesh helps his clients discover ways to overcome their struggles and challenges, achieving a healthy, balanced life full of freedom. Yogesh was born in a small village in India, moved to Mumbai and established his family's manufacturing business in his 20s and 30s, and moved to the United States in his 40s to further expand his family business' distribution services for customers all over North America. Most recently, he made another major move from Atlanta, Georgia to the State of California with his wife while in his 60s. He has experienced many challenges throughout his life due to these major life transitions, and now shares his wisdom with the world as a contribution to the planet. With over 30 years of business experience rooted in a family-run enterprise, he understands the intricacies of running a successful business, managing challenges, and balancing personal and professional demands. Yogesh currently resides in sunny San Diego with his wife and daughter, where he pursues his purpose as a Mindfulness Coach and serves as President of Prabhat USA. Subscribe to Yogesh's YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/@yogesh-dhruv Visit Yogesh's Website: www.yogeshdhruv.com Schedule Your Discovery Call with Yogesh: https://calendly.com/mindfulnesswithyogesh/discovery-call-with-yogesh #YogeshDhruv #hilaryburns #gettingrealwithhilary #realtalk #getreal #getfree #inspiration #MentalHealth #AnxietyRelief #SelfCare #MentalWellness #OvercomingAnxiety #AnxietyTips #StressManagement #Mindfulness Hilary's Website: https://www.gettingrealwithhilary.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/@GettingRealWithHilary Spotify: https://shorturl.at/pQY68 iTunes: https://shorturl.at/qyTZ3 BBS Radio: https://bbsradio.com/thegettingrealwithhilaryshow E360tv: bit.ly/TGRWHS
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