In this episode, we discuss lamenting how children going back to school, both because we miss their time together and the new restrictions they face in their day to day. We all have choices, and each family has to handle how they make their choices.
Marissa joins us in our continuing series of mental health in the workplace, describing the impact felt at having spent 15 years working at and leaving today’s top tech giants. She has since conducted talks for thousands of people in the US, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, at companies and universities such as Google, Twitter, Pace University, New School, American Express, and more. She share her frustration with the corporate workplace whose power struggle environment stifles life core values that could have been an asset to the company, and instead become a toxic competition instead of thriving.
For the past 20+ years, Dr. Lopez has been helping highly stressed professionals reduce anxiety and stress in 10 minutes or less, without years of therapy or medication, so they can quickly and confidently respond to their inner critic, fall asleep faster, have fewer head or stomach aches, slow their brain down, be present in their relationships, and reach higher levels of performance.
Our guest, Olya Hill, is the founder of Living Notes. Olya is a former dancer, now a creative director, and the mother of seven children. She is a beautiful soul that believes in energy and positive mindset. She believes in womens’ empowerment, choosing ourselves as humans, being authentic and evolving with life.
Natalie Bacon pivoted from being a practicing business Attorney, to starting and authoring a blog, to becoming a certified financial planner and finally transitioning to become trained as a full time life coach. She shares her struggles and trauma from growing up with an alcoholic dad whose life revolved around DWI’s, being in & out of jail, and his financial consequences, and the trauma of having recently lost her dad with whom she rebuilt her relationship.
We continue the second part of our episode with Aliza Bulow, whose son Dani, died by suicide. Due to his diagnosed extreme depression and bipolar, Dani’s constant mantra since the age of 5 was that he did not want to live or be alive. As a loving parent walking on tiptoes, Aliza was constantly petrified of the day Dani would take his own life. She shares with us the intimate thoughts only a mother could, with extreme respect, love and fear of her son’s wishes and the truth of how he didn’t want to kill himself, he just didn’t want to be alive.
We are joined in this first of two episodes, with Aliza Bulow to talk about suicide awareness. Aliza shares the story of her young son, Doni, who was determined to accomplish his lifelong request of dying by suicide. She gives us insight from a parent that lives with someone with depression and a desire for death by suicide.
26 year old Tali Wallin works for Israel’s national ambulance service, Magen David Adom as an EMT and EMS dispatcher. She enjoys working in the medical field and gets satisfaction from helping others. Tali decided to expand her knowledge and go to nursing school. She is now in her last semester and looking forward to graduating and overcoming all the struggles in her path.
Marni Ratner lost her husband to suicide in 2009 and suddenly became the breadwinner for her two children ages 3 and 7 at the time. Through early grief counseling and a large network of extended family and friends, her kids are now thriving young adult with her oldest recently going off to college. Eleven years after her husband’s death, Marni finds strength in mentoring new widows and is also a strong proponent of suicide prevention.
Grief does not always have to be about death. Sometimes you grieve during transitions. Saying goodbye no matter if it is the passing of a person you loved, saying goodbye to an old job, or even making a change in your business, there are many levels and ways to grieve.