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Above Ground Podcast

be well, be safe, be ABOVE

Sep 30, 2020

 We can find ourselves in the "Toxic Waltz" if we deny too much that we can explain. Denial is a byproduct of toxic positivity. The state of being overly positive at the expense of your emotions. Telling yourself you got a fist full of diamonds and your holding lint. 

So many of us want to believe what we want to...

Sep 23, 2020

The floor is lava and the bridge is eggshells when you have a mentally ill parent. When it's the only normal you have, you normalize the abnormal. We often want a diagonally different life when we are old enough to choose. Mental illness affects the whole family. It can lead to many outcomes including depression and...

Sep 16, 2020

Communication is an art we have lost. In the age of one minute sound bytes, magic pills and willful ignorance. We have become uninterested in others and the breakdown is evident. The delicate dance of communicating starts with eye contact, empathy and the willingness to open the mind and LISTEN!

Rapport, as described by...

Sep 9, 2020

When our foundation is weak and cracked, it can lead to emotional storms, physical torment and mental collapse. Trauma is the leading earthquake that shifts our ground and swallows us up in the sink hole. But, we can let light shine into the cracks and open us to a new version of groundskeeping.

September is Suicide...

Sep 2, 2020

From Fear of Flying to making a difference in the urban school landscape. Artists and musicians often make the best social workers.Tearle Ashby, (ask him how to pronounce it) embodies the reasons for that; empathy, creativity, awareness, openness, honesty, caring.

Our conversation covers the ups and downs of working in...