Dr. Kate Lund is a licensed clinical psychologist and performance coach with more than fifteen years of experience. She has specialized training in medical psychology from Shriner’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is also an adjunct professor in Psychology at Bastyr University in Seattle.
Dr. Lund uses a strengths-based approach in working with students, athletes and teams to improve their mental game in school, sports, and life while helping them to reach their full potential. Dr. Lund has written a children’s book, Putter and the Red Car, and her current book, Bounce-Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life is for parents, educators, coaches, community leaders, and anyone who has an active interest in helping children to become resilient and realize their potential.
Join Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie for a look into what helps kids be more resilient, on the playing field and in life.
Taylor Nogueira has been a professional hair dresser for nine years. She started at a posh salon on Newbury Street in Boston, but now works on the South Shore. Join us for an interesting conversation about beauty standards, sexism in the beauty trade, and the intimate relationships we form with our hairdressers.
Trey Reilly, found a D&D boxed set sitting in her mother’s closet when she was 12, and it was all downhill from there. She’s written, co-written, run, and staffed a number of LARPs over the years, including Svaha (a 3-year sci-fi LARP campaign), a series of Divus Ex games, Speed Dating, and Madrigal 2. Her games have been played on five continents, which (according to Trey) is way less impressive than it sounds.
Join us for a conversation about the theatrical world of LARPing, and the ways players find ways to be triumphant in their imagined roles and in real life.
Brad Sultan is a lawyer, but his passion is history, comic books, silent movies, 1920’s jazz, trains, astronomy, and disco-era game shows. He straddles the line between eclectic and just plain weird. A former journalist, legislative aide, and anti-tobacco advocate, Brad’s mind often wanders, but he rarely chases after it. He loves to travel, especially to London. Brad was glad to learn that podcasts, unlike television, do not add 10 pounds to your appearance.
Join us for a rousing discussion of how comic books have influenced us individually and culturally, with a special focus on the secrets behind Wonder Woman and her creator William Moulton Marston.
Stephanie Wellen Levine spent her childhood in suburban New Jersey, where she discovered her lifelong passions for writing and getting to know all kinds of people. After high school, Stephanie attended Brown University, followed by a Ph.D. through Harvard’s American studies program. She transformed her dissertation into a popular book: Mystics, Mavericks, and Merrymakers: An Intimate Journey among Hasidic Girls. This book won Moment Magazine’s Emerging Writer Award for Nonfiction and was chosen for the national Hadassah Book Club.
Stephanie has spoken about her writing through TV and radio shows like Anderson Cooper 360° and The Leonard Lopate Show; many schools including Harvard University, Brown University, and Wesleyan University; and many other interesting places. She always welcomes a chance to discuss her work with a new audience.
Currently, Stephanie teaches at Tufts University, writes regular columns for two online magazines, The Wisdom Daily and Hevria, and works on her new book about her lifelong quest for insight into what might happen to our amazing selves and consciousnesses after we die.