Women's Wednesday
MyNDTALK - The Raging Boom - Mahagony B  

Mahagony B is the creator and director of The Raging Boom - a science fiction film that focuses on the lives of five, New York college students, who are assigned the task of evaluating human response to sound by their science professor. What begins as a class project, progresses into a catastrophic response ton the experiment and resounding realization that sound has the ability to leave a mental and emotional imprint on its listeners. Meet Mahagony, listen to her story - and be inspired to create your own!
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MyNDTALK - Little Known Facts About Parkinson's Disease - Renee Calvin

When former homicide detective Michael Calvin starting having hallucinations and delusions, no one thought that it might be Parkinson's disease. The stereotypical image of a PD patient, after all, is that of a slow-moving, shuffling man or woman.
It took Michael seeing icebergs floating in the warm Caribbean Sea and his grown children sitting on the couch when they were nowhere in sight, for his wife Renee, a registered nurse, to spring into action.
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MyNDTALK - Quilt of Souls - Phyllis Lawson

 ...four-year-old Phyllis is plucked off her front porch, ripped away from the only family she knows, and sent to live with her grandmother Lula on an Alabama farm with no electricity, plumbing, or running water.

Heartbroken by her mother's abandonment, Phyllis struggles to acclimate to her new surroundings. Thanks to the unconditional love of Grandma Lula and the healing powers of an old, tattered quilt, she is finally able to adjust to her new life. In Quilt of Souls, Lawson documents her childhood growing up with the incredible woman who raised her and the powerful family heirloom that served as the cloth that would forever stitch their lives together.
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MyNDTALK - Cry into the Wind - Othello Bach

This a story of triumph over incredible tragedy, and an inspirational guide for those struggling to overcome the effects of abuse. Abject poverty, a house fire that claimed her mother's life, the loneliness of an orphanage where she was separated from her siblings... and so much more ... yet nothing was able to break Othello Bach's spirit. She couldn't read until the eighth grade, yet sold her first novel to Avon Books at the age of 27. She is the author of 17 published books and has 35 recorded songs by Broadway, TV, and Hollywood stars.
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MyNDTALK - A Song In Her Heart - Maryanne Fiorentino

Adopted at an early age, moved to a new country, and experiencing significant mental health challenges, today Maryanne talks about her challenges, her joys and her singing career. You will be touched by her strength of spirit and the beauty of her voice!
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MyNDTALK - A Joyful Life - Michele Swiderski

Feeling "trapped in a cage of clinical depression and anxiety, MichÈle felt forced to leave her job and embark on the process of rebuilding her life by retraining her brain, re-energizing her soul, and reconnecting with her experience of Higher Spirit.

Over the course of a decade, MichÈle fought her way through mental illness by weaving together her passion for creativity with her belief in the creative power of Spirit. Through simple practices such as journaling, meditation, and crafting, she rediscovered the power of the creative spirit to rebuild her life.

MichÈle eagerly shares her hard-won wisdom and now works to share her joyful life and guide you to yours!
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MyNDTALK - Fighting the Fight! - Rhonda Buford

Rhonda Buford is a mother of three, grandmother of one and a Flight Attendant for a major aircraft carrier in the United States and abroad. In June of 2011, Rhonda found a large lump under her arm and in August of 2012, was later diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer.

Since her diagnosis, Rhonda's journey in breast cancer has not been easy. She has had to work through chemotherapy, radiation and she has had to endure a host of set-backs, due to complications from a double mastectomy. All this, to ensure her last two children, complete their college education. She was in remission from cancer, for almost two years; and was informed in early 2017 the cancer had returned. She also continues to fight the debilitating effects of Lymphedema - Which is a complication of breast cancer. Although Rhonda is constantly challenged by life's ups and downs, Rhonda is committed to being a positive person. Her goal is to help others by sharing information on early detection of breast cancer and providing personal information on why it's so important to complete self-breast/armpit examinations. Rhonda believes that early detection and self-awareness, helps to play an intricate part of personal responsibility for the overall health women.
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MyNDTALK - Home Re-Making in a Transgender Marriage - Kristin K. Collier

Kristin Collier and her husband struggled to decide whether and how to stay together after it became apparent that he wished to transition to live the rest of his life as a woman. Collier leans into her garden, community, and new romantic interests while she transforms in her own right, evolving as a woman, mother, and housewife. Collier redefines homemaking as she and her former husband continue to live and parent as partners in the same household. Don't miss this personal account of a partner's response to gender transition. ... Collier tells her story from the perspective of a woman and mother as her family breaks out of the box.
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MyNDTALK - Sharon Leder - The Fix

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
MyNDTALK - Sharon Leder  - The Fix

Eight-year-old Sara Katz huddles under the covers, listening to her parents' muffled arguments and fighting the sleep that inevitably brings her bad dreams.
Is my daddy a good father? Is it my job to fix him? As Josef Katz' sickness worsens, young Sara is torn apart by her family's need to keep its "shame" a secret from its Jewish community in Brooklyn. Sara finds herself drawn to the liberation movements of the 1960s while feeling trapped in the darkness of her father's addiction and, ultimately, his untimely death. Will Sara ever learn the truth about how her father became addicted and why he couldn't get well? How will she find her own identity if her family can't embrace its truth? And if Sara reveals her father's secret, will she find freedom or destroy her family?
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MyNDTALK – Wogamatter - Esther Lawson

Esther talks about her life as a "mixed-race girl, growing up in post-war Britain, and her experiences of racism in all its forms from all quarters of society.

Esther's courage and tenacity as she was forced to experience what no one of any age should - is breathtaking. Esther takes us through the eyes of a child who keenly felt the bewilderment and confusion of being persecuted for the way they look. Esther also explores the similarities/differences - if there are any - between the world today - and the world in which she grew.
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