I was an impressionable 4 year old when it all started going downhill with Santa and Me. When my friend Jeff got the gift I had asked Santa for, well…hear it for yourself.
A global pandemic, a significant economic downtown, racial unrest and a contentious national election – 2020 has been quite a year. The last several months have shown us that emotional balance and good mental health are extremely important. The makings of emotional well-being takes place in quiet times, not just moment that test it.
Counselor Josh Cress, our friend from the previous episode ‘Emotional Self Care In These Uncertain Times,’ discusses the Healthy Mind Platter as developed by Dr. Dan Seigel and developing our “Emotional Distress Tolerance.”
A couple of years ago I did an episode about my hometown’s oldest business, Fletcher Hardware. Today the store is gone, but in it’s place is Fletcher Park. The park became a community vision on ground donated by the Fletcher family, a family that’s been dedicated to that community since it’s start.
In honor of the dedication of Fletcher Park, I revisiting the interview from that previous episode. Although the store may be gone, the dedication to things that made it a landmark still ring true.
The menfolk in her little Oklahoma town thought politics was best left to them, not the ladies. Grandma Mona had different thoughts on the matter.
The election of 1972 ushered in the age of 18 year-olds casting their ballots and having their say. It was a tumultuous time in American history, one that reverberates to this day. We visit with Randy Pease, then an Indiana college student and one of the 18 year-olds voting for the first time that year. Our conversation casts light not only on 1972 or elections, but much more.