The Art of Allowing with Karen Kain

December 21, 2010
Hosted by Teri Arranga

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Episode Description

Each day of her life, though frequently suspended by countless hospital stays, deep comas, and months of life support after severe vaccine damage as a baby, Lorrin taught her mother, Karen. Despite any challenges, Lorrin lived a life with close friendships and the will to communicate. One year ago, after living many years longer than doctors would have imagined, Lorrin left this world physically, but her spirit is the foundation for growth and the evidence of hope. Karen's personal transformation during Lorrin's life has been the inspiration for the website www.lorrinsworld.com. Join Betsy Hicks in this unique interview of a mother who let go of fighting and began to allow each day to unfold with hope, laughter, and love. Karen and Lorrin's journey is a beautiful testament to making a choice between the barriers created by anger and blame, and the possibilities that radiate from love. Lorrin did not want to be viewed with sympathy, but rather with unconditional love. Hear how.

Autism One: A Conversation of Hope

Autism One: A Conversation of Hope

Archives Available on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

Approximately 1 child in 50 is diagnosed with autism, which gives autism the undesired ranking as the most prevalent childhood developmental disorder in the United States. 67 children will be diagnosed today - that is nearly 1 child every 20 minutes. Autism is treatable and children are significantly improving or recovering following appropriate therapies. “Autism One: A Conversation of Hope” hosted by Teri Arranga, includes discussions with the most experienced doctors, researchers, and therapists in the field, parents of recovered children, and advocates for the children and families.

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Teri Arranga

Teri Arranga

Teri Arranga is the executive director of AutismOne (www.autismone.org), the vice president of the Global Autism Collaboration (www.autism.org), and the secretary of Strategic Autism Initiative. She has served as the editor-in-chief of Autism Science Digest and as editor of the US/Canada edition of Autism File magazine. Teri is co-editor of the book Bugs, Bowels, and Behavior: The Groundbreaking Story of the Gut-Brain Connection, and she is editor of Dr. William Walsh's book Nutrient Power and Dr. Andrew Wakefield's books Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines - The Truth Behind a Tragedy (www.callous-disregard.com) and Waging War on the Autistic Child: The Arizona 5 and the Legacy of Baron von Munchausen, all of which were published by Skyhorse Publishing. Additionally, Teri has contributed to and provided editing for all annual editions of Skyhorse Publishing's Cutting-Edge Therapies for Autism series. Teri has been involved with a number of media projects, including consulting for medical documentaries such as by award-winning filmmaker Lina Moreco of Canada, appearing in the award-winning documentary Beautiful Son, and consulting for the April 2007 Discover magazine article "Understanding Autism." Teri received the National Autism Association's Believe Award for 2008 and a volunteerism award from USAAA in 2006. She has been an active advocate in the autism community for many years, including attending and broadcasting events in Washington, D.C.

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