MyNDTALK Grit Angela Duckworth

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
The Power of Passion and  Perseverance.

Pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit. 
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The Mayor’s Office: WDCDirector of the DC Mayor's Office of LGBTQ AffairsMeet Sheila and learn about her day-to-day concerns/issues with respect to the LGBTQ community. Could this model program work in your city?
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MyNDTALK Failing UP Dr. Barbara Hong

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Her life began the way no child's  should - and yet, she survived, she thrived, she failed up!  
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From renowned parent expert Caroline Maguire, Why Will No One Play with Me? is a groundbreaking program that has helped thousands of children struggling with social skills to make friends, find acceptance, and have a happy childhood.
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It's hard to imagine that a profession known for its members' compassion, patience and generosity of spirit - could in fact, hurt each other.  Learn what is happening, why it's happening and what can be done.
After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult? 
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This is not a partial glimpse of addiction—it is the whole story. It begins with a violent childhood that bonded two children together forever, perhaps setting the stage for what was to come. Jodee’s younger brother Brett became an alcoholic. And she the sister of an alcoholic.
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MyNDTALK LGBTQ Sheila Alexander Reid

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
The MAYor's Office : WDC the Director of the DC Mayor's Office of LGBTQ Affairs.
Meet Sheila Alexander Reid and learn about her day-to-day concerns/issues with respect to the LGBTQ community. Could this model program work in your city? 
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Christine Ristaino was attacked in a store parking lot while her three- and five-year-old children watched. Ristaino shares what it felt like to be an ordinary person confronted with an extraordinary event―a woman trying to deal with acute trauma even as she went on with her everyday life, working at a university and parenting two children with her husband. She not only narrates how this event changed her but also tells how looking at the event through both the reactions of her community and her own sensibility allowed her to finally face two other violent episodes she had previously experienced.
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Within weeks of 9/11, Lisa Luckett vowed that she would make something good come from the nightmare of the death of her husband and all the others in the devastating event that changed our world forever. 
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