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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Welcome to the We Choose Respect Podcast!!!

Providing Parents With The Information & Tools They Need To Help Their Kids Grow To Be Happy, Healthy & Respectful


Sep 30, 2016

This is the Dog is Good episode of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest is Gila Kurtz, the founder and driving force behind the Dog is Good lifestyle brand. She is also the author of the book Fur Covered Wisdom where she shares some of the secrets of life that were revealed to her through her furry friends.

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Our musical guest is our friend Chris Hardy and his song Space Cats.

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Sep 28, 2016

Dr Kelly Baez is back to help us learn how to develop healthier lifestyles. She is not a fan of fad diets, she is a fan of helping you become the best you can be by developing great habits that will lead to a happier, healthier life.

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Always ready to help us whip up a healthy and totally interactive meal, VeegMama Stephanie Dreyer is back with another delicious dish.

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And we also welcome back our friends Small Forest.

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We have been motivating kids to be more respctful since 1983!!!

Sep 26, 2016

This is the Escape From Anxiety edition of the We Choose Respect ParentCast. Our featured guest is Peggy Sealfon, author of the book Escape From Anxiety. Peggy tells us her life story, how she was able to escape the clutches of the anxiety that was ruining her life and learn to live happily.

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We are also joined by our most popular guest ever, up and coming country star JessLee. Many people who now JessLee now will be surprised to hear that she struggled with weight and body image issues as a young teen. She shares that sturggle with us, and how she came to love herself and find fitness and happiness. And of course we couldn't have JessLee here without having her share a song.

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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!

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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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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.

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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"

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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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