Overcoming Gender Inequity in Schools with Jason Ablin
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by Heather Hester
6d ago
Gender disparity has always existed in the education system. As we become more aware of the inequity that happens between boys and girls, how does the construct of gender identity fall into this as well? It requires the ability to deepen our knowledge and shift our actions.  Today’s guest has been studying how to create equity and fairness for all students in the system. Jason Ablin has been training teachers to create gender aware classrooms for the past 15 years. Listen as we discuss implicit bias, the gradual change of the educational system and the importance of creatin ..read more
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Gender Fluid Panel: What Does it Mean to Be Non-Binary?
Just Breathe | Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen
by Heather Hester
2w ago
Non-binary individuals have always existed, but as society progresses and discussions become more open, we are seeing more and more people identify with this. In this week’s episode, Heather put together a panel to discuss the concept of non-binary, why its important that parents understand how their kids perceive gender, allowing children to explore their own gender and so much more.   Do not miss these highlights: 03:13 – The concept of non-binary and gender fluidity. 06:53 - Gender identity and the terms used can very much mean something different to every person you ask. 12:40 – It’s ..read more
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Rainbow Stories: Creating Connections Through Shared Experiences
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by Heather Hester
1M ago
Wherever you are in your journey, it is easy to succumb to the feeling that you are alone but we are here to tell you that you do not need to feel this way. Whatever is happening in your life, chances are that it happened in somebody else.  We do not want you to feel alone and that is why Heather and Katherine Burrows have joined together to bring a compilation of tales and insight in their upcoming book, Rainbow Stories. Learn what this venture is about and how you too can become part of it.   Do not miss these highlights: 01:57 – When Heather’s son came out, they struggled wit ..read more
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Animals and Mental Health: Uncovering the Beneficial Connection with Daniel Maigler
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by Heather Hester
1M ago
Think about the things that we do automatically every single day to take care of your physical health. Now think of what you are doing to take care of your mental health. For most of us, it is much easier to identify the physical aspects but forget the as equally important mental health.   Heather’s guest, Daniel Maigler has too often seen what a lack of mental health care can do to people. As a therapist and counsellor, Daniel understands the importance of this which lead him to sit on the Board of Director’s for Paws for Patrick, a service that connects young people with ..read more
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How To Support Your LGBTQIA+ Loved One During the Holidays
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by Heather Hester
2M ago
The holidays are a time of magic, love, and connection. Unfortunately, the crisis in our lives doesn’t stop just because it is the holidays. Join Heather as she discusses all the ways to best support your LGBTQIA+ loved one when they are faced with non-affirming friends and relatives during this holiday season. Be your child’s biggest supporter and listen in for all of Heather’s tips for this holiday season.   Do not miss these highlights: 01:32 – Introduction to November 29th’s episode topic. You won’t want to miss out! 02:32 – I love this time of year! Spending time with loved ones. 03 ..read more
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Beyond Disordered Eating & Eating Disorders
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by Heather Hester
2M ago
What are disordered eating and eating disorders? Today I am joined by Dr. Theresa Bussert and she gently shares with us the difference between disordered eating and eating disorders, and the best ways to support a person who is struggling with eating disorders. Dr. Bussert is a therapist, coach, educator, and advocate for people looking to live beyond their eating disorders. She shares with us just how the spectrum of disordered eating and eating disorders can start and how the most important tool to healing is separating the person from the disorder. Join Heather and Dr. Theresa Bussert as th ..read more
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Bisexuality, DEI, & Strategic Intentionality
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by Heather Hester
3M ago
Today I am joined by Victoria Pelletier and we have an enlightening conversation about bisexuality and DEI engagement. Victoria is a woman who lives out loud and is a pivotal advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in workplaces and the LGBTQIA + community. Victoria doesn’t love the use of labels as she believes sexual identity is ever-evolving and there are many layers to figure out. As a woman who identifies as queer, Victoria discusses the many misunderstanding of what it means to be bisexual and how it looks within the queer community. Also discussed in this episode is the importance ..read more
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What Is Unconditional Love?
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by Heather Hester
3M ago
What is unconditional love? The meaning of love has been debated throughout all of time. Today I am joined by the love expert Kim Sorrelle, and she helps us take a deep dive into all things love. After the loss of her husband, Kim sought out to find the meaning behind the common phrases we hear and learn about love. What she found is that love is an action; it is a choice, and you can choose to see all humans and life situations with the golden rays of love. Kim believes that if we all lived with a real understanding of love the world would be a much different place. Join Heather and Kim ..read more
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Positive Masculinity with the Gender Sensei
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by Heather Hester
3M ago
What is Positive Masculinity? Today I am joined by the gender sensei, Mac McGregor, and he opens the conversation about what toxic and positive masculinity is. Growing up in the bible belt of America, Mac knew that he just didn’t fit the magic gender letter he was assigned at birth. After a successful career as a martial artist, Mac now spreads the word about Positive Masculinity and how gender is a spectrum with many ways to express your gender. Join Heather and Mac as they pull apart positive masculinity, how it impacts all of us and how unpacking the social conditioning of what gender means ..read more
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What is Critical Therapy?
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by Heather Hester
3M ago
We often separate our political, socioeconomic, gender, and racial identities from our mental health. Today I am joined by Silvia M. Dutchevici, and she introduces us to the concept of Critical Therapy. Critical Therapy takes a deep analysis of the power and invites the political into the therapy room. Silvia shows us how our mental health is affected by so many of these outside factors that aren’t often considered in the therapeutic process. We don’t live in a bubble and must be open to these tough areas of conversation. Join Silvia and me as we break down the walls and open up safe places to ..read more
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