We Choose Respect Podcast

We Choose Respect is dedicated to giving parents the information they need to help their kids grow to be happy, healthy and respectful. The show features interviews with authors and parenting experts from around the World. The show's host is Jed Doherty, also known as Jedlie, a former licensed, certified social worker who has been presenting motivational magic shows at schools, churches and public events throughout the US and Puerto Rico since 1983.
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Sep 23, 2016

Our featured guest today is Dr David James. Dr David has led a fascinating life. His passion is to see you make amazing changes in your life. He Hase a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology and graduate degrees in Theology and Spirituality. Heis the author of three books on personal transformation. He has also served as a Professor of Psychology and Spirituality as well as an ordained minister, was a Deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and retired from the Chino Police Department. He is here to talk about the benefits of hypnotherapy.

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We are also joined by our friend Mike Veny. Mike is the force behind the blog Transforming Stigma and has a great message we can share with our kids.

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And back with us once again is musical guest iPain reminding us to reach out with hope to and for folks with chronic pain.

Empower folks with chronic pain

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Sep 21, 2016

Dr Roger Lucas is a respected dentist and is out to help kids have better dental health. His solution - More Chocolate, No Cavities!

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We are also joined by our great firend VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who has a delicious recipe for Grilled Portabellos.

Great Recipes & So Much More

And back with more music from his Spillover Effect project is Chris Hardy

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Sep 19, 2016

On today's episode of the ParentCast we meet three fascinating women. Our featured guest is Dr Michele Summers Colon, a physician, surgeon, health coach, yoga teacher, anatomy instructor, author and overall health & wellness expert, Dr. Michele Summers Colon is known as The Holistic Podiatrist of Southern California and has been interviewed and quoted in many prominent publications including USA Today, US News & World Reports, Health Magazine, Yahoo! Makers, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. One of Dr. Michele’s greatest strengths is her ability to help women create balanced, healthy lives by looking at the whole picture. Dr. Michele combines the best of Eastern and Western medicine to create individualized health & wellness plans for her clients.

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We also meet a young tween named Skylar, as portrayed by the incredibly talented Bo Jarratt. Bo is the daughter of our friends Peter & Ellen Jarratt. This "interview" was done completely spontaneously and I believe it gives a great look into the pysche of a young woman in middle school trying to discover who it is she is meant to be.

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Our musical guest is now to the ParentCast. Alison Reynolds is a multi talented singer songwriter that I am sure you will love.

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Sep 16, 2016

The author of Search & Seizure, Marc Hoberman is here to tell his inspiring life story. Marc tells us "The things in life that help us become successful and fulfilled can be based upon both positive and negative experiences. Our friends, family, colleagues, and personal decisions all assist us in becoming the people we see in the mirror each morning." Marc is also the founder is driving force behind Grade Success, a web site and service that is helping kids everywhere to achieve success.

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Our musical guest today is our friend Chris Hardy.

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Sep 14, 2016

This is a powerful episode of the ParentCast. Internationally acclaimed writer, director and rpoducer Ziad Hamzeh joins us to talk about his latest project The Flower of Aleppo. This is an incredibly compelling story about a Tunisian woman struggling to hold on to the remains of her broken family when her son gets ensnared in ISIS. This story is based on real life events happening to families throughout the Middle east and throughout the World. This is a discussion that is going to challenge you to look at events from every angle, and to have empathy for all victims of hate and violence.

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We are also joined by up and coming Hollywood, and Bollywood star Dhruv Bali. Dhruv talks about the many twists and turns this journey into the business we call show has taken him on.

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Our musical guest is our friend Jonas Woods with his song 1000 Miles.

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Sep 12, 2016

I love introducing you to amazingly talented people. Today I have the honor of introducing you to two incredibly talented authors. Jackie LeDuc is a 17 year old author from Massachusetts. She has three of her books published, a children's book and two young adults books that are a bit on the dark side, The Demonic Eyes and World Domination Bloody Nightmares.

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We will also have a chance to meet the author of The Karris Family, Ruhani Chhabra who is, get this, 11 years old!

Meet The Karris Family

Our musical guest is our friend, Trevor Hager, who we used to think of as young but compared to Ruhani and Jackie he is an experienced old hand

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Looking For A Powerful Way To Motivate Kids To Say No To Drugs?

Sep 9, 2016

This is a very important episode of the ParentCast. We are joined by Francie Healey, author of the book Eat To Beat Alzheimers. Eat to Beat Alzheimer's offers a practical guide and an empowering tool to bring nourishing, healthful, and delicious food into the lives of people concerned about Alzheimer's and other cognitive problems. Almost 9 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, and the toll is rapidly increasing. This book will appeal to everyone concerned about dementia and memory loss in either themselves or a loved one.

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Our musical guest is our good friend, the one and only Chris Hardy

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Sep 7, 2016

This is a fun interview. Today we meet Max Ivey. He grew up in a family of carnival owners. All he ever wanted to do was to continue in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and be part of the family business.

As you might guess, that didn't happen. I did help in the business over the years, but couldn’t sustain it after the early death of his father. Max then turned to helping people sell their amusement equipment by starting The Midway Marketplace web site.

Max started blogging to promote that site and met a lot of wonderful people in the blogosphere. They all agreed that Max has an amazing and inspirational story. I think you will agree as well.

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We will also be joined by our great musical guest Mari with her song It's A Beautiful Day.

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Sep 5, 2016

Dr Joanny Liu is a doctor in Chinese Medicine who tells us she specializes in providing extraordinary sports medicine that delivers extraordinary results. She is here today to talk about the extraordinary work she has done with patients suffering from consussions. She tells us that her patients experience faster recoveries, especially from concussions. A fascinating conversation.

To Learn More Visit Dr Joanny's Web Site

Our musical guest today is Ed Roman. Ed will be a featured guest on an upcoming episode of the Parentcast. Today we hear his single "I Am Love"

Great Music Available At Ed Roman's Web Site

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Sep 2, 2016

In this episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast we meet the President of the International Pain Foundation Barbie Ingle and her husband Ken Taylor. Barbie is one of the millions of people world wide who suffer from chronic pain. She is here with her husband to talk about chronic pain and how we can support individuals who are suffering from it. They are also here to tell us about a very exciting program they are launching called Music Moves Awareness. Our musical guest is the artist known as iPain, singing Hope Is True, the anthem that is launching the Music Moves Awareness Project.

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Aug 31, 2016

Dr Kelly Baez is known as the FitShrink and she wants to change the way you think about health. She wants to know, How many diets have you tried? How many times have you gotten the latest exercise video, or joined a gym, only to realize that at the end of the day you are too tired and too busy?

She knows because she has been there too. And she wants to share what she learned on her journey with you.

And she is here to tell us the secret: it's not about finding the right diet plan - it's about making your own plan. One that works for you. You are going to love Meeting Dr Kelly Baez, the fit shrink.

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We are also joined by our favorite chef VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer and our favorite musical guest Chris Hardy.

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Aug 29, 2016

Not sure if I should call this episode "Why Can't We Just Play?" in honor of our guest Pam Lobley's wonderful book, or if I should call it "Oh boy can that guy play" in honor of our guest Richard Lynch's amazing talents. Either way, this is sure to be an episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast that you don't want to miss!!! And if that is not enough you will also hear about my great tour of the South with my daughter Alejandra and my Italian daughter Chiara!!!

Be sure to check out Richard Lynch's web site

And be sure to check out Pam Lobley's web site where you can find all of her great books

And please be sure to check out my web site to find out how you can bring my exciting motivational magic show to your community

Aug 26, 2016

On today ParentCast we meet Marla Mervis Hartman. Marla is dedicated to empowering others to heal themselves spiritually, physically and emotionally. As a Living Light Reiki Master for over 10 years, Marla enthusiastically practices and teaches Reiki. In addition to reiki, she leads women’s tantra classes and teaches yoga. She works on staff at Rehab Journey Malibu bringing reiki, meditation, yoga and massage to the clients. She joins us today to talk about ways we can help our kids, and ourselves, have a positive body image.

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Our musical guest today is iPain and her song Hope Is True, bringing awarenees to the millions of folks suffering from Chronic Pain.

Learn More About The Music Moves Awareness Project

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Aug 24, 2016

Dr Roger Lucas is a dentist who is bringing us some really exciting news. The name of his book is More Chocolate, No Cavities. In it Dr Lucas shares his new way of thinking about cavity prvention for kids that is a diet first based approach.

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We are also joined by VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer who is sharing her Gaspacho Soup Recipe.

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And one of our favorite singer songwriters Kim Krenik is back.

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Aug 22, 2016

In this episode of the ParentCast we meet Dr. Chris Friesen, Ph.D. He is a psychologist who has always been fascinated by what makes people successful. He is a licensed clinical, forensic, and neuropsychologist that now primarily helps professional, national/Olympic, and up-and-coming elite athletes, as well as other high achievers such as professionals, entrepreneurs, executives, academics, and writers, achieve their personal and professional potential. He has just published a great book called Acheive to help people reach their full potential.

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Our musical guest is our friend Chris Hardy

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Aug 19, 2016

Stress. It is one of the biggest health risks facing most people living in the US and other Western Countries. Mary Wingo has dedicated her life to studying the effects of the human stress response and to find ways for us to lessen our stress.

For More Information Visit Mary Wingo's Web Site

We have something a bit different in our musical guest spot. An artist who is going by the name of iPain is here to sing her song Hope Is True. This song and the Music Moves Awareness movement is dedicating to bringing attention and support to the millions of people around the world suffering from chronic pain.

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Aug 17, 2016

Are you a parent or teacher hoping to encourage children to eat more veggies and fruits? Want to support healthy eating messages in a fun, educational and positive way? Looking for great educational messaging with peer-to-peer messaging? Then you will absolutely want to check out our featured guest Kathryn Kemp Guylay and her great new book Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow. This is a wonderful book that uses charming illustrations by 12-year old Alexander Guylay combined with real-life photography and simple rhymes by award winning nutrition educator Kathryn Kemp Guylay.

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In keeping with the great Eat A Rainbow theme we have invited our friend Chris Hardy in to sing Paint The Future!!!

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Aug 15, 2016

Two great guests join us on the We Choose Respect ParentCast today. Our featured guest is Eddy Mann. Eddy is a musician, songwriter, worship leader, teacher, speaker, coach, husband, and father... whether you know him as one or more of these people, you know his heart; you know his love for life.

Though his past has been playful and colorful at times, it also has been constant in its vision. It's always been a vision of hope, peace and understanding through the eyes of a loving heart.

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We are also joined by Pam Lobley. Pam is the author of a fun and heartwarming book called "Why Can't We Just Play" You are going to love hearing Pam retell the story of the Summer she spent with her two boys during which they did nothing except play. No camps, no lessons, no structure at all.

Get To Know More About Pam Lobley

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Aug 12, 2016

So excited to welcome my new friend Andi Katsina to the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Andi is committed to working with me, and you, and your kids, to end bullying forever. She has written an amazing book that is making a difference in kids' lives, Phat Girl & The Snakara Parasite. Turning the traditional approach to bully situations on its head, this gritty dark fantasy tale follows a girl bullied to the edge of suicide, as she successfully etches out a journey of personal growth from a place of extreme despair. Her visits to an alternate world, a reflection of her own world, provides guided realisations wherein she finds the strength, and know how, to not only put an end to her own bully situation, but become a young advocate promoting the school anti-bullying policy, and more.

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We are also joined by our fantastic musical guest Jo Petty who sings her powerful song Hold Tight


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Aug 10, 2016

If you are like me you have been telling your kids over and over to be aware that everything they post online is public and is there forever. Anthony Couch is an incredibly talented guy who has created a way for us to examine our social media presence with a new service called socache. Anthony found early success in entrepreneurship when the first startup, The Concealed Carry Co. he founded was acquired within its first year of operation, in June of 2014. Anthony didn’t stop there, he next Co-Founded GetSuitable, Inc., a Cincinnati-based technology company, in 2015. Anthony has taken on the role of CEO and has successfully executed GetSuitable, now recognized as one of Cincinnati’s largest and leanest startups, in just 8 months.

He serves as Chairman on multiple boards and committees within the startup and tech space in Cincinnati. Anthony’s views, values, vision, drive, and passion are what has carried his startups from idea to concept to viable profitable companies. He has unparalleled determination and character that help push the GetSuitable team and efforts to the next level. Anthony is an innovative leader among many in the growing Cincinnati start-up community.

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Our musical guest today is Eddy Mann singing Seize The Moment

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Aug 8, 2016

Who would have thought that in the first fourteen months of the ParentCast our most popular episode ever would star up and coming country music star JessLee and Up and Coming mentor Coach Nachi, the inspiration behind Live Like You Now! Check out the episode that blew away all of our download records!

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Aug 5, 2016

Stephanie Dreyer, VeegMama, has been the guest that has appeared most often on the ParentCast. Stephanie is passionate about introducing people to great tasting plant based foods. In this episode, her first visit to the ParentCast, Stephanie talks about her children's book Not A Nugget.

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Aug 3, 2016

This is a look back at our first interview with one of our favorite guests, Sheri Fink. Sheri Fink is an inspirational speaker, a #1 best-selling, award-winning author, and the creator of “The Whimsical World of Sheri Fink” inspirational brand.

She creates books, products, and experiences that inspire and delight kids of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem. All 5 of her children’s books were #1 best-sellers, including The Little Rose which was a #1 Amazon Best-seller for over 60 weeks, became the #1 Top-Rated Children’s eBook on Amazon, and was adapted into a stage play.

Sheri has expanded her brand with books, live experiences, beauty items, and music all designed to create magical experiences for her Fans. Sheri became a #1 best-selling recording artist on Amazon with the 2014 release of her first inspirational album, Love Notes.

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Aug 1, 2016

In Case You Missed It, a look back at a series of great episodes featuring the founders of the Institute of Curiosity, Kathy Taberner & Kirsten Siggens. Kathy and Kirsten are all about teaching folks how to embrace curiosity to enhance relationships and be more successful. In this series the mother - daughter team encourage us to not get caught in the trap of looking at people, and situations, through just one story. You will love this great series.

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Give Your Kids The Gift Of Reading

Jul 29, 2016

Evita Ochelle is one of our absolute favorite guests. Evita is an author, speaker, visionary, entrepreneur, holistic nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, and web TV host. In this classic episode Evita talks about the 5 Pillars of Optimal Health.

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Bring Jedlie To Your Community This Year

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