HeARTtalk with Tracey Michae’l

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The Creation of Better Humans (Parenting) and the Stories That Help Us Do It…or Not

In this episode, TMLG talks with Angela Johnson Ayers about how parenting, and motherhood specifically, can be an act of creation, and how too often our own narratives impact the effectiveness of that important work. 

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Angela Johnson Ayers is a wife, mother, author and consultant.  With a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Gannon University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Penn State University, she has over 20 years’ experience working in the Political, Corporate, and Education arena as a Policy Analyst, Program Supervisor and Middle School Principal to name a few.  Angela creates and facilitates interactive workshops targeting Professional Development & Best Practices, Academic Success, Career Coaching, Self-Esteem, and Life Transitioning Techniques for organizations, schools, churches, individual and corporate agencies. After becoming a mother 11  years ago, she endured various pitfalls numerous new moms encounter, such as postpartum depression and anxiety.  In her own journey to mental wholeness, Angela began a Podcast, Blog and YouTube Channel as a means to reach other mothers and give them a place to vent, share and receive encouragement.  One of Angela’s books, Laughter Pills for Moms, A 31 Day Supply provides funny antidotes about parenting, marriage and daily life as a mom. Angela’s true passion is using her life experiences and knowledge and becoming a bridge for others to grasp hope, insight and laughter from.  She does this through her podcast, The Bridge Building With Angela Podcast which can be found on Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio, & Spreaker, and her YouTube Channel, The Bridge Building With Angela Channel.

When Angela is not sitting in carpool lines or transporting their two daughters to every place imaginable, she enjoys quiet North Carolina evenings with her husband Larry, relaxing and listening to jazz. 

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Through interviews and riveting commentary, Tracey Michae'l and HeARTtalk podcast explores the intersection of art and story. HeARTtalk is: Healing through Art and Story. Visit HeARTtalk at www.hearttalkpodcast.com 

BONUS: A Meditation for All the New Thangs

BONUS CONTENT: Tracey Michae'l leads our HeARTtalk community through a New Year/New Decade Meditation

Music: Lee Rosevere

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Through interviews and riveting commentary, Tracey Michae'l and HeARTtalk podcast explores the intersection of art and story. HeARTtalk is: Healing through Art and Story. Visit TMLG at www.hearttalkpodcast.com 

Leaps of Faith: A Ghanadelphian Reflection

In this episode, Tracey Michae’l talks with scholar, professor, and writer, Dr. Marcella McCoy-Deh, who recently took a giant leap of faith by accepting a year-long Fulbright Teaching Fellowship at the University of Ghana.  Dr. McCoy-Deh shares her observations on how African American culture and West African culture intersect in the realm of art and storytelling, as well as, where Black people on both sides of the Atlantic have the opportunity to gain more understanding of the other’s lived realities. 

This is one you don’t want to miss!

Dr. Marcella McCoy-Deh has enjoyed over 20 years in higher education as a faculty member and administrator. The Philadelphia native is an alumna of Morgan State University (MD) and Bowling Green State University (OH). Dr. McCoy-Deh is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of the Honors Program at Jefferson University-East Falls. She is the co-author of “The Search for Susu” with HeARTtalk host, Tracey Michae’l, and the children’s book, AKOFA. Follow @ghanadelphia on IG and YouTube to learn more about Dr. McCoy-Deh’s work. 

Through interviews and riveting commentary, Tracey Michae'l and HeARTtalk podcast explores the intersection of art and story. HeARTtalk is: Healing through Art and Story

www.hearttalkpodcast.com

 

What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You

In this episode, Tracey Michae’l talks with speaker and holistic health educator, Adrienne Carwheel, about what it means to be equipped with the knowledge (generational info or otherwise) necessary for living authentically and creating our best work. The conversation examines the pervasiveness of resistance, shame, and guilt in preventing us from being open to our own paths to wellness. She shares her personal story about learning of her adoption and how that has been a kind of fuel for the work she does today. 

Visit Adrienne at www.adriennecarwheel.com 

On IG at @adriennecarwheel

On FB at http://www.facebook.com/walkingwellwithadrienne

Through interviews and riveting commentary, Tracey Michae'l and HeARTtalk podcast explores the intersection of art and story. HeARTtalk is: Healing through Art and Story

Are You Finished or Are You Done? Finishing What You Start in 2020

In a timely New Year’s Day episode, Tracey Michae’l talks with author and speaker Candace Wilkins about her book “Letters to the Finishers (who struggle to finish).” They chat about some of the obstacles that can impede a person’s ability to finish what they start, including perfectionism and fear. 

Visit Candace Wilkins at http://www.candacewilkins.com 

Link to purchase her book: https://amzn.to/2Ext64u

Through interviews and riveting commentary, HeARTtalk with Tracey Michae’l takes a deep dive into the intersection of art and story. The show explores the ways in which creators of all kinds experience healing themselves or how they’ve observed healing occur in others as a result of their work. 

Visit TMLG and HeARTtalk online at www.hearttalkpodcast.com 

Art and Storytelling as a Way to Heal Trauma

Through interviews and riveting commentary, Tracey Michae'l and HeARTtalk podcast explores the intersection of art and story. In this inaugural episode, TMLG talks with Annette Deigh, a licensed social worker, clinical supervisor and mental health therapist, about the power of art and storytelling to support individuals living through trauma or traumatic experiences. 

More information on Annette Deigh can be found at www.boundaryspan.org 

Visit us at www.hearttalkpodcast.com 

TRAILER for HeARTtalk - The Podcast

Through interviews and riveting commentary, Tracey Michae'l and HeARTtalk will deep dive into the intersection of art and story. The show will explore the ways in which creators of all kinds experience healing themselves or how they’ve observed healing occur as a result of their work. Visit TMLG online at http://www.hearttalkpodcast.com