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Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan: Podcasts on Uplifting Narratives, Zen Parenting, Legacy Letters, a Fertility Journey & More
Dr. Dan spoke with five new guests this past month, including comedian & podcast host Kara Klenk, Well Read Black Girl founder Glory Edim, Zen parenting author Cathy Adams, Legacy Letter creator Blake Brewer, and writer Maressa Brown.
OnThat’s Messed Up, comedians and amateur detectives Kara Klenk and Liza Treyger break down episodes of Law & Order: SVU, deep dive into the true crimes they're based on, and interview on-screen talent.
Well-Read Black Girl: Uplifting the Narratives of Black Women, Parenting, and More with Glory Edim
On this episode, Dr. Dan interviews Glory Edim, the founder of Well-Read Black Girl, a book club, festival, and creative community dedicated to Black women. Dr. Dan and Glory discuss many topics including: motherhood/parenting, podcasting, purpose, uplifting black voices, work/life balance, self-compassion, and much more.
Dr. Dan and Glory also talk about Glory’s new podcast from PushkinWell-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim as well as how Glory’s book club led her to discover her life’s purpose of uplifting the narratives of Black women.
Dr. Dan interviews author, parent, therapist, podcaster, and co-founder of Zen Parenting Radio, Cathy Adams on this new episode. The current mental health crisis for teens (and parents, too) makes this episode timely, urgent, and necessary.
Legacy Letter: Leaving a Lasting Legacy on your Child’s Life with Blake Brewer
Dr. Dan interviews speaker, coach, founder of The Legacy Letter Challenge and proud Dad Blake Breweron this inspiring episode. The Legacy Letter Challenge helps dads connect with their children on a deeper level by writing a letter from their heart.
Blake is on a mission to help 1 million dads write one well written, meaningful, lasting Legacy Letter to their children. At 19 years old Blake’s father drowned in Blake’s arms while the two were snorkeling together in Hawaii on a family vacation. Hours later Blake discovered a letter his father was planning to give him on the trip. In this letter, his dad Larry Brewer (a football great and Terry Bradshaw's best friend) shared his heart and his feelings as well as some great life advice. The letter changed Blake’s life.
Egg Freezing, Fertility, Astrology, and More with Maressa Brown
Dr. Dan interviews writer and author Maressa Brown about her parenting journey, birth astrology, journalism, and her forthcoming book. If you (or a loved one) are navigating a fertility journey then this episode is for you! And if you are curious about astrology then you will love hearing Maressa discuss Dr. Dan’s chart.
Dr. Dan talks to Maressa Brown about her real life experiences as she embarks on a very personal journey freezing her own eggs and documenting her path to parenthood and motherhood. Maressa shares her experience with honesty, truth, and passion. In addition, Maressa gives listeners a preview about her book which merges astrology and parenting.
Worry Warriors Therapy Group in Walnut Creek This Fall
Amy Feldman, LEP, is offering Worry Warriors, an interactive weekly therapy group for 4th-6th graders, starting October 12.
This in-person group is designed to help your child to identify, understand and, most importantly, reduce feelings of anxiety. Through playful structured activities, group discussion and low-key weekly homework, participants will develop their own Worry Warrior Toolkit and meet other children working on the same skills.
The group will take place at Summit Center’s Walnut Creek office, Wednesdays at 3 pm, October 12-November 16. Cost of enrollment is $575, which includes a 30-minute individual intake and 6 group sessions. Interested? Complete this form and we will reach out.
SENG Online Annual Conference - July 22-24: “Gifted and Growing Over the Lifespan” will include SMPG Facilitator Training (for an additional registration fee), and an opening panel session hosted by Lin Lim, Ph.D. on “Wellbeing and Resilience for the Gifted: Narratives from Multiple Perspectives.”
The conference features keynotes by Benjamin Koch, M.Ed. and Dr. James L. Moore III, with the closing keynote by P. Susan Jackson on “The Role of Anxiety in the Lives of Gifted Adults: Origins, Manifestations, and Amelioration.” Registration is $350 and includes access to presentation recordings.
TEFOS / The Executive Function Online Summit - August 5-7:
A 3-day learning event hosted by Seth Perler, for compassionate and proactive parents of struggling students. Learn strategies to help your neurodivergent child, taught by 30 experts. Preregister for free access. https://executivefunctionsummit.com/
"Our greatest challenges in life can be the greatest experiences that completely change our trajectory. All of this is true at the same time."
-- Cathy Adams about "Zen Parenting" on Parent Footprint with Dr. Dan