Monthly Archives: June 2018

Jen Vertanen – Life Coach & Going There

Hi all!

I was super excited to sit down with Jen Vertanen: self-described “emotional sidekick, #worldclasspodcaster, fan of uncomfortable conversations, broken + whole” on The Healing Place Podcast. Jen and I connected through ACES Connection and it was an instant soul-sista “I get you” vibe. You totally need to check out her website. I promise it will be worth the visit! Jen Vertanen website: “The frank, no-fucks given approach to dealing with your pain.” Brilliant!

We discuss her journey, transitions, mission, podcasts, and a glimpse into her trauma story, as well as what she’s doing to help other women heal. I love the idea of finding that hand to hold that works for YOU. Jen just might be the girl you need. If so, please reach out to her for a conversation.

I am excited to be joining her on an upcoming episode of her podcast, “Going There”. I’ll keep you posted when that happens.

Peace to you and remember to be gentle with yourself,


Listen in at or on iTunes and Blubrry

Vic Compher & Rodney Whittenberg – CAREGIVERS Film

Welcome everyone!

I am excited to introduce Vic Compher and Rodney Whittenberg, co-producers of the award-winning film “Portraits of Professional Caregivers: Their Passion, Their Pain.” We engage in a deep and informative conversation about their mission, journey, roles in the development of this powerful project, and more.

I had the honor of viewing the film before speaking with them on air and found myself moved to tears. I connected with this film and the featured caregivers not only as a trauma-survivor, but as someone who has worked in the mental health field and school settings as a caregiver. So much appreciation and positive support sent to all of those who have answered the calling of caregiver.

A huge thank you to Vic and Rodney for sharing their film and insights with us all!



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Leslie Peters RN – Heart Talks

Welcome everyone!

Thank you for joining me for my conversation with Leslie Peters RN. Leslie and I discuss the soon to be launched Heart Talks and Leslie Peters websites, along with an insightful discussion on trauma and trauma-recovery through sharing stories, as well as women’s empowerment after trauma. Check out Leslie’s current Women Not Alone: Conversations That Matter site.

We connected through the ACEs Connection online Community: a movement to prevent ACEs, heal trauma & build resilience. We would love to have you join us at ACEs Connection.

Peace to you along your journey!