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Changing the way we think about the homeless and the hurting

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Most of us are concerned and compassionate when we see someone who is struggling in life. That struggle takes many forms and often expresses itself in the person being hurting or homeless. We have ideas about why the person is in that situation, and we might even have ideas about what can or should be done to help. But, wait a minute. What if we’re wrong? What if our observations and assumptions are not accurate or don’t tell the whole story? What if there are different answers? There just may be some things we hadn’t seen before. Tune in to our conversation with Bill Russell, Executive Director of Union Gospel Mission. Find out what you may have been missing, and what you can do about it.

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Surviving and Thriving with a Disablilty

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Do you know anyone who lives with a disability? Anyone in your circle of family and friends? What do you think when you see someone in public in a wheel chair or with obvious limitations? Do you ever think about what life must be like for them and their family? Maybe you have said to yourself, or to someone else, “There, but for the grace of God, go I.” This show digs into the issue of disability. The Viggianos have been there. And they are still there. If you want to know what you can do to minimize the harsh impact of a disability, and get a ray of hope, you’ll want to hear this show.

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Coaching: Perhaps the most important key to success

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Baby Boomers grew up wanting to change the world. Then reality struck: it’s called “life”. We realized that the world was a lot bigger, and we were a lot smaller than we realized. But maybe it’s not too late. Do you still have things you want to do that will make a difference in your world? Maybe we can’t change the world like we thought we could, but just maybe we can find a couple things in our life that we would really like to achieve or accomplish. Things that would make life better for us – and for others around us. There is one key to success – maybe at the top of the list – that will give us the results we want.

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Overcoming Toxic Parenting

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The subject is a tough one. It is filled with lots of damage and darkness, and has touched the lives of most Americans – in some way – directly or indirectly. We are going to shine a light on the subject, and give hope and encouragement for the future. Toxic Parenting usually involves some sort of abuse, which is more widespread than we have realized. Can you think of someone who has experienced toxic parenting? Maybe yourself, or someone in your circle of family and friends. Rick Johnson helps us with this delicate, yet powerful subject. He is the author of 12 books on parenting, family issues, and marriage. He is a nationally-known speaker and conference leader, and has delivered helpful and hopeful messages to tens of thousands of people all across America.

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Downsizing: the transforming transition

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On this show, we talk about one of the most significant decisions and transitions we will consider in this second half of life. It has to do with our home, our residence. For you, it may be the house where you raised your kids. It may be the holiday gathering place, or a home that has kept you busy – inside and out. At some point, a lot of us Boomers have looked around and said, you know, this place is requiring a lot of time and energy, and we’re not sure we want to keep this up. But what are our options? And how would we go about exploring them. Listen in. Answers are here.