Hi Mind Chasers! We are back and talking to Melissa Caughey about how awesome backyard chicken ownership is for those of us lucky enough to host these marvelous creatures!
Melissa Caughey is a nurse practitioner, backyard chicken keeper, beekeeper, Master Gardener, crafter and cook. She proudly contributes to HGTV, DIY Network, Angie’s List, Grit Magazine, Community Chickens and Keeping Backyard Bees. She travels the country presenting on chicken keeping, bee keeping, gardening and crafting at the Country Living Magazine Fairs and the Mother Earth News Fairs.
Her first book, A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, and her website have won multiple awards including The Blue Ribbon Blogger Award from Country Living Magazine, Top 10 Gardening Blogs by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine in 2014 and 2016. A Kid’s Guide to Keeping Chickens, has won the 2016 Learning Magazine Teacher’s Choice Award and the 2016 American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) /Subaru Science Book &Film–Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Her second book, How to Speak Chicken, is available November 2017. She currently calls Cape Cod, MA home, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of animals.
You can find out more about Melissa here: https://www.tillysnest.com/
Today Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie talk with Charles, Mikeal, Joel, and Scotty from The Something Random Podcast. We diagnose their short film, Tick (see below) AND the Doctors administer a “psychological test” designed just for the guys…and the conversation turns serious when talking about the serious issues of sexual harassment a la Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood.
You can listen to The Something Random Podcast on Podbean at https://somethingrandompod.podbean.com/
What happens when bring together two Doctors of Psychology and four Comedic Experts on All Things Random?! Well we are going to find out! Dr. Stephanie and Dr. Angela will be hanging out with Charles, Mikeal, Joel, and Scotty of the Something Random Podcast. The Doctors will analyze the guys, find out what makes them tick…Oh and maybe talk about their new short film “Tick.” And we will get the guys to help us out with Diagnose a Movie! This is going to be a blast!
Nicole Nietzel is an architectural historian from Massachusetts. Nicole earned her BA in Historic Preservation from Salve Regina University and her MA in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. The majority of her research projects focus on topics related to tourism such as twentieth-century postcards, Newport, Rhode Island and ocean liners.
Nicole fell in love with studying ocean liners at just seven years old, when a classmate told her about the history of the RMS Titanic (BEFORE the movie came out, for the record!). She continued to expand her study of ocean liners throughout her life, first as a child, then as an academic, and most recently as a professional. Nicole spent ten months scouring the Queen Mary, cataloging her architecture, decorative arts, fine arts, and other furnishings to provide preservation recommendations and an assessment of her current condition. As an ocean liner that has been converted into a hotel located in Long Beach, California, the Queen Mary presents a unique and fascinating set of preservation challenges, and her features often blur the lines between architecture and furniture. Nicole met these challenges head on, creating a database of the ship’s features in the majority of the ship’s accessible spaces.
Nicole’s other notable professional experiences from the preservation field include: a research internship working on the Peabody Essex Museum and V&A’s current exhibit Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed and Style; tour guiding at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello; analyzing a collection of historic postcards for her masters thesis and various other curatorial and archival related projects. In her free time Nicole enjoys knitting, going for walks, attending concerts, watching too much TV and doing even more historical research.
In this episode of Chasing the Mind, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie talk to Laura Heffernan, romance novelist and author of the new book Sweet Reality. They discuss the guilty pleasure of reality television, the process of writing a novel, and the pros and cons of writing steamy love scenes. Laura shares her love of cupcakes, comedy, and pole fitness.
Also, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie introduce some new segments to the show, including more conversations about different topics in psychology in Psych Corner and a new feature where Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie will diagnose a character from a movie! Listeners make your suggestions by email at email@example.com or tweet us @chasingthemind #DiagnoseThisMovie.
And don’t forget the next episode is a Talk Balk session, so send us your questions!
Today Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie talk to Jessica Hagemann, a professional ghostwriter, who helps people tell their stories. From a young man who recovered from a stroke and then wrote a book on communication, to a mom of seven who wasn’t sure her life was interesting enough to fill a book, Jessica helps each one of these people give voice to their individual journeys. Jessica reflects on her first experience writing the memoir of her grandfather Jack, who was a retired arson investigator in Kansas, and the surprising things that even Jessica’s mother didn’t know until she read the book. Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie reflect on the way that Cider Spoon Stories captures the universality of the human experience one story at a time.
Cider Spoon Stories also gives back to the community by donating their time to a yearly storytelling project, this years compilation is Whispers: Healing & Triumph after Sexual Assault. A part of the proceeds go to a local rape crisis center and the remainder goes to support the next community storytelling project. Please see the link below:
Laura Heffernan is bringing geeky realness to a bookshelf near you. When not watching total strangers get married, drag racing queens, or cooking competitions, Laura enjoys board games, travel, board games, baking, and board games. She lives in the northeast with her husband and two furry little beasts.
Meet the people behind Chasing the Mind, Dr. Angela Johnson and Dr. Stephanie Schwartz. Also meet Kevin Johnson, Producer, Sound Engineer, and Production Manager.
In today’s discussion, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie will share a little about themselves, both professionally and personally. They will talk about how they met, their first impressions of each other, and what motivated them to launch Chasing the Mind. You will also hear a little bit about their upcoming guests and plans for future podcasts.
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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.