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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Music, Magic & Inspiration - Bring Jedlie To Your Community

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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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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Jul 27, 2016

This is another look back at one of our best interviews. Jared Stone is the author of "Year of the Cow". This is the story of a man, a cow, and a question: What am I eating?

After realizing he knew more about the television on his wall than the food on his plate, award-winning TV producer and amateur chef Jared Stone buys 420 pounds of beef directly from a rancher and embarks on a hilarious and inspiring culinary adventure. With the help of an incredibly supportive wife and a cadre of highly amused friends, Jared offers a glimpse at one man’s family as they try to learn about their food and ask themselves what’s really for dinner.

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Jul 25, 2016

For the next couple of weeks we will be taking a second look at some of our favorite early episodes of the ParentCast. Our first in our series of classic episodes is our first conversation with Catherine Ryan Hyde, author of over 30 published books, (and many that have not made it to print as of yet). Her most famous book is Pay It Forward, an inspirational tale that launched a beloved movie and motivated a generation to perform random acts of kindness. The audio is not as great as we would have liked, and the host is extremely nervous and inexperienced, but Catherine's wisdom shines through. If you have not heard this interview already you're in luck. If you have sit back and reexperience one of our favorite guests.

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Jul 22, 2016

Today we meet Tonyehn Vikitus, founder of Eoc-Arts Living. Eco-Arts Living is about the lives we create for ourselves and how we go about living them. It's about our interconnectedness and how our choices affect not just us, but the people and the world around us. It's about living with wholeheartedness and meaning.

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Our musical guest is our friend Chris Hardy with his song Underwater

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So many people have asked about our top notch associate producer Fatima we decided to feature her on the artwork for today's show

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Jul 20, 2016

In this episode of the ParentCast we meet Sharon Ballantine, author of the book the Art of Blissful Parenting. This book is for every parent that wants to have a powerful bond with their kids. Parents have the opportunity for newfound freedom and joy when they teach their children about their Internal Guidance System. Tools and guidance are offered in this book for exacting the art of blissful parenting by practicing alignment.

It's fun and easy to work with the Universe and a short lesson in the Law of Attraction is part of this script. Parents-live and also teach your children how to manifest what they want by thinking in a more positive way and deliberately creating their lives.

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Our musical guest today is talented singer songwriter Amanda Vernon with her song Justice For All

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Jul 18, 2016

Our featured guest today is author Lysa Parker. Lysa is the co author of the book Attached at the Heart. This book offers readers practical parenting advice for the modern age. In its most basic form, "attachment parenting" is instinctive. A crying baby is comforted and kept close to parents for protection. If hungry, he or she is breastfed. And while it is understood that there is no such thing as perfect parenting, research suggests that there is a strong correlation between a heightened sense of respect, empathy, and affection in those children raised the "attachment parenting" way.

In this controversial book, readers will gain much needed insight into childrearing while learning to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a strong foundation that will strengthen the parent-child bond.

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And we welcome a new musical guest to the ParentCast, Philadelphia based Eddy Mann. Eddy Mann's a musician, singer-songwriter, worship leader, teacher, speaker, coach, husband and all around good guy. He will be a featured guest in an upcoming episode of the ParentCast.

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Jul 15, 2016

Oh what a show we have for you today. Question, What do you get when you combine passion and God-given skill- none other than the artist DaRil. "Multifaceted", "passionate", and "skilled" are just a few words to describe him. A New Orleans native, Damon "DaRil" Nailer serves as a prolific entertainer, creative songwriter, recording artist, author, motivational speaker, and talk show host.

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Here's another question, who can we turn to for great, totally interactive recipes? Our friend VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer of course.

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And when it comes to the question who should we invite to fill the musical guest spot on a Family Fun Friday the answer is the one and only Chris Hardy.

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Jul 13, 2016

Great parentcast with Dr Maxine Starr of Sunflower Therapies. In this epsiode of the ParentCast we talk about relationships, how we can help support our kids as they form healthy relationships and what we should be aware of that might indicate that a relationship could be unhealthy.

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We are also joined by a great musical guest Sarah Kervin. Sarah is bringing her great talents to the Boston area on July 17.

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Jul 11, 2016

Great Episode. Counselor Cindy Collick is a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor and experienced Play Therapist, who is committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.

She works individually with both adults and children on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.

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We are also joined by blogger extrodinaire Darla Noble, creator of the Because Momma D Says blog where she dished good old fashioned wisdom.

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And did you know our most popular guest of all time is none other than today's musical guest, our great friend, up and coming Country Music Star JessLee.

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Jul 8, 2016

It's time for another Family Fun Friday edition of the We Choose Respect Worldwide ParentCast. Our featured guest is Adonis Lenzy. Adonis Lenzy is an author, speaker, and pastor who enjoys speaking to people from all walks and stages of life, inspiring them to live the life they have imagined by going after their dreams.

He has developed a unique style of communicating in creative, illustrative and humorous ways to his audiences. With ingenuity he crosses all ethnic, denominational and cultural barriers. You are going to love his positive message and his energy.

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We are also joined by VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer with her Pomegranet Popsicle Recipe.

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And our friend Chris Hardy is back with more music from his new SpillOver Effect Project. - A wonderful world to hang out in

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Jul 6, 2016

Jessica McIntyre is a Los Angeles based therapist dedicated to being a caring professional. She has helped those who feel they have lost their way or lost their professional edge and simply need the the support of a knowledgeable therapist who first relates by careful listening and then helps with the applicable counseling.

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We are also joined by the author of Saying Goodbye: My Spiritual Journey through Death and Dying. Jean C West dares to face the basic reality that so much of modern culture strains itself to deny: everyone who lives will die. The hope and the encouragement come, not in pretending that death will not happen, but in shaping the way in which one says “goodbye” to friends and family.

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And our musical guests are a great band from Augusta Maine, Chasing The Light.

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Jul 4, 2016

Great episode of the ParentCast. Our first guest is author Tim "Timo" Olson. He is the author of the book Growing Up Nobody. Tim's story is a great story of hope in the face of tragedy.

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Our second guest is Sheryl Lynn Bennett, author of It's Time For A Village Meeting. Sheryl Lynn is a big proponent of people coming together to support young families.

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And our musical guest is one of our favories, the incredible MARi!

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Jul 1, 2016

Wow, this is a star studded Family Fin Friday Edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our first guest is one of our favorite authors, Geoffrey McSkimming. Geoffrey is here to announce the rerelease of his Cairo Jim series of books on the Kindle Platform. The first to be released is Cairo Jim on the Trail to Cha Cha Muchos. Legend has it that somewhere in Peru, atop a towering, jungle-covered mountain, stand the ruins of ChaCha Muchos, the Lost City of the Dancers. What happened there nearly five hundred years ago remains a mystery. Who were these people? Why did they build their city so far from civilisation? And why, in the end, did the entire tribe dance itself to extinction?

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Perhaps the tribe was caught up in the excitement of our musical guest MARi's new album Treasure. MARi is here to share her music, talk about her inspirations and her family.

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We are also joined by VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer with another delicious, totally interactive and nutritious recipe.

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