How do we convert obstacles into opportunities? For each of us, the answer is different—but some basic principles, such as hard-work, persistence and ingenuity, seem to be universal themes. Today we speak with two individuals who describe their process of reclaiming personal power. Angela Coulombe survived the debilitating effects of Lyme Disease to run marathons internationally, while raising awareness of Lyme. Lael Couper Jepson, author of Unscripted: A Woman’s Living Prayer, founded the organization SheChanges to help women make important shifts in their lives.
Gone are the days when we can toss our unwanted items in a landfill or burn them in the backyard. We have come to realize that we live on a planet that has finite space—a space that we want to keep clean for our children, and the generations beyond theirs. Today we seek to look at trash as a resource, rather than refuse, with our guests Tyler Frank, founder of the curbside composting program, Garbage to Garden, and Kevin Roche, CEO of ecomaine.
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What is it like to understand life in a way that doesn’t always match up with others around you? Children and adults on the autism spectrum live this reality every day. Today we speak with Derek, Amy & Dylan Volk, whose experience is detailed in Derek Volk’s well-regarded book, Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum.