August 14, 2013
Hosted by Mary Beth Lodge

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Episode Description

Growing up in a country that is caught in the throes of war takes a heavy toll on a person’s mind, especially the mind of a child. Children are the lost and forgotten casualties of war, and the world may not understand or properly acknowledge this group of victims. It is hard to fathom that there can come a time when the basic necessities of life (food, shelter, safety) that we take for granted are not always readily available to everyone. In “Witness, A Civil War Experience From A Child’s Perspective” author, QuanuQuanei A. Karmue, shares his unique experience, perspective and hope for the future of Liberia, one child at a time. Written by one who witnessed war at an early age, was lucky enough to escape, and who returned soon after the war to witness firsthand the devastating effect of war on the children. This is a story of love: a mother’s love for her children and for the children of Liberia, written by the son in honor of his mother. Ultimately, this mother’s love has become a commitment to build hope, one child at a time. The project can be viewed at www.savemorekids.org

What Matters

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What Matters sets the stage for people who want to make a difference! In this world of distractions it’s easy to get overwhelmed with day to day responsibilities that keep us busy, frustrated and confused. With an emphasis on the power of the mind and drawing on the fields of personal health, education, neuroscience, business, and spirituality, we discuss practical strategies to help you stay focused on your priorities, choices, and results. Topics include mind-body healing, the use of hypnosis, creative imagining, disciplined thought, and the power of gratitude. Our guests will share stories of inspiration and achievement to illustrate the concepts discussed. We’ll talk about how to touch the lives around you in an inspiring and uplifting way so you can truly make a difference. Our program gives you the tools to make positive choices, take consistent action, and live with a focus on what really matters.

Mary Beth Lodge

Initially following the linear path with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters of Education, Mary Beth Lodge has been a lifelong student of health studies and mind body medicine. Her background in the traditional medical world led to a frustration with the compartmentalization of treatments and an exploration of Alternative Medicine Concepts. Now she combines the principles of Subtle Energies in Healing and the concepts of Neuroscience to design practical solutions for lifestyle changes and personal as well as professional development.

As a Certified Life Coach and Certified Clinical Hypnotist, Mary Beth uses the power of thought and imagination as well as the principles of learning to design programs to guide individuals and groups to their fullest potential. Viewing every experience as a classroom, she applies strategies for success to everyday life. She firmly believes in making the solution fit the person and uses this in the development of individual coaching programs for personal or professional goals.

Mary Beth is a member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy and the International Hypnosis Federation and is associated with the International Medical Dental Hypnosis Association. As an educator, Mary Beth received recognition in 2004 from the Addictions Studies Program at the University of Cincinnati with a Faculty Dedication Award. Her enthusiasm for the transformative results of learning is boundless!

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