Check out my interview with Maureen Pollard!
Maureen has worked in the field of social work since 1991. In private practice since 2011, Maureen is a specialist in traumatic bereavement, helping individuals, families and groups navigate life after losses, including pregnancy and infant loss, child death, suicide loss, homicide loss and sudden or accidental death. Maureen is a certified Compassionate Bereavement Care provider, and she is trained in RTS Bereavement Care (Resolve Through Sharing). In June 2019, she published The Twentieth Year: A Memoir of Miscarriage, a book that tells the story of her journey through multiple miscarriages to parenthood, and how her personal grief experiences influences her work.
Social work website: maureenpollardmsw.com
Author website: maureenmwrites.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MaureenPollardMSW/
Twitter and Instagram handle: @rhythmsinlife
We talk about:
- What inspired her to get into social work and specialize in the things she does
- What kind of training she draws from in her professional practice
- Her book, “The Twentieth Year: Memoirs of Miscarriage”
- The process of writing and publishing her book
- Being public about recurrent miscarriage and early pregnancy
- Pregnancy after recurrent miscarriage
- Grief and peoples’ reactions to it
- How to maintain professional boundaries as someone working with people who have also experienced recurrent pregnancy loss (and other types of traumatic loss)
- What Maureen wants people to know about recurrent pregnancy loss
- What Maureen wants youth and parents of youth to know about mental health and suicide
- How Maureen’s work has contributed to her being well
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Check out my interview with Shannon and Steve of Northern Hearts!
We talk all about their band and the making of their debut album (which they crowd-funded!).
To learn more about the work Shannon does with SONG, click here!
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Check out my conversation with Sarah Kennedy of Lakeview Doggy Daycare and Boarding!
We talk about:
– Sarah’s love for dogs and her daily tasks at the kennel
– How Sarah got to a place where she owns her own business
– Sarah’s other random skills (she’s a costumer!!)
– What Sarah needs from her clients to make for the best experience for everyone (especially their pups!)
– An update on the renovations currently happening at the kennel
– Why Lakeview doesn’t discriminate against breeds or use cages
– PMDD, self-diagnosis, and barriers to talking about and treating women’s health
– Sarah’s volunteer work with Take Back the Night: Port Hope
Featured Tunes by:
– Wayne Kennedy
– Backyard Riot
– Deviants and the Odd Man Out
Celebrate one year of nothing exists by listening to this special episode featuring a live audience!
Featuring the top 10 things I have learned from Nothing Exists and updates from two fan-favourite episodes!
10 Things I’ve Learned from One Year of Nothing Exists:
10. People rarely listen to what you say (the first time). They hear their own beliefs that they project on to what you say.
9. Everyone has their own weird speech pattern.
8. Everyone has a story, a reason, a perspective behind their reactions.
7. My perspective of myself in a conversation always changes when I listen back to it after.
6. Technology is HARD and it’s been a great practice in asking for help to be able to learn this skill.
5. There’s a lot of value in having a creative outlet while going through hard stuff.
4. The people who start off believing they have nothing interesting to say are usually the ones who give the best interviews.
3. People (especially men) are really intimidated by strong, intelligent women and pushback is part of the gig.
2. Everyone requires a different style of interviewing and everyone reacts differently to content throughout. Every human experience is 100% individual.
1. Sometimes, you just have to go where the story is.
The updates are from:
The poem performed at Imaginate and the interview after was with:
The Live In-Studio Audience is:
Parade by My Son the Hurricane
Least Resistant by Lee Resistant & The Lost
Talking to Them by Sorrey
Legalized It! by Port Hope Reggae Patrol
Check out my conversation with David Piccini, our MPP here in Northumberland.
We chat about what he loves about Northumberland, some of the policy he’s feeling excited about, and I communicate a few concerns I’ve heard about Conservative policy, which David gives his perspective on.
If you want to reach out to David, which I highly recommend doing (he’s super approachable and *BONUS* has a very cute dog who hangs out with him at his office), you can find his contact info here!
Failed Imagineer- Propagandhi
Dark Matters- Propagandhi
Capture the Flag- War on Women
I Never Knew- Teenage Bottlerocket
Check out my interview with Jade Calvert!
Hear me chat with Jade Calver about her work in the Canadian immigration field and being a young female entrepreneur! We also chat about:
– Working in Canadian immigration in a rural context
– Some of the challenges people face when they’re trying to immigrate to Canada
– What changes Jade would like to see in policy
– Why immigration is important
– How Jade’s work keeps her well
Take It All Off by Alyson McNamera
Exiles Among You by The Weakerthans
Nowhere We Cannot Go by Hayden
Didn’t You Know by Rowan Spencer
3 live podcasts and a delicious waffle at Ganarascals…
Watch an episode of Rage Quit, a nerd podcast with Collin Whitehouse, Liam Whitehouse, and Daniel Courtney!
Get some info on local businesses and their owners with a live episode of Business Insights with John Racine!
And be part of Lyss England’s interview with Caitlin O’Sullivan, one of the owners of Ganarascals, on a live episode of The Nothing Exists Radio Hour!
All podcasts will be recorded live to be aired late on Northumberland 89.7, so be a part of the recorded show and select a tasty waffle off a menu of epicness.
Reserve your tickets at Ganarascals for this super fun event, emceed by Hailiah Knight, happening February 15! $25/ticket.
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/288929641822711/