Growing Forward Together

Growing Forward Together

Feel like you have hit a wall in your journey? We are here to encourage, empower and equip individuals to grow forward in their stories and help them live into their best selves while they embrace their cultural bent or internal cultural home.

Episodes

October 29, 2022 29 mins

Many professions need a degree, that is a fact! However, in some cases the individual hasn’t been able to get a degree (for one reason or another) but still wants to be fiscally responsible and effective in his or her community. Join us to hear what Jonaed Iqbal from NoDegree.com has to say about it!!

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Are you a birth mother or an adoptive parent? Either way, there is a journey to travel through. Sue Hinojosa chose adoption for her child when she herself was a teenager. This is about her journey from fear and denial to joy and acceptance.

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When I wrote my second book, "I Am Third: Redeeming the Pain" (our journey through parenting and adoption), I never expected to make a friend like Jerry Hughes, Founder of the Hughes Foundation, let-alone be interviewed by him for my podcast.  Jerry is a new friend I made after relocating to India in June 2021, and a reader who was deeply touched by the words I penned. In all honesty, he was not "the kind of person" I was imag...

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Since faith is important to me and that includes respecting people who follow other religions!  Join us for a dialogue about the intersectionality of the Hindu & Sikh religions and the Indian culture. Let's learn and grow forward together!!

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When we take into consideration the expectations in a culture, we redirect forced assimilation and not only experience better dialogue with those different than us, but we become companions for those struggling to fit and belong.

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The RACE conversation is often at the heart of many debates while CULTURAL understanding is ignored and often misunderstood.  I believe we need to do a better job of understanding the culture of a person or people group so we can grow forward together, while remembering and learning about systemic ways people are oppressed. 

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A look back in time with classmates from junior high who are all daughters of immigrants.  Sharing about the impact our parents had on us and some lessons we learned along the way.

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Remember that our stories don’t take place in a vacuum although they are uniquely ours. We need to learn to "Run the Race Set Before Us", while we appreciate the women who were "in it" with us. 

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March is “Women in History” month and I decided that instead of talking about famous women who are in textbooks and articles all over the world, I would encourage my guests to talk about the women in their history!!  I believe that ALL our narratives matter and it is important for us to take opportunities to let them shine!! 

Today we discuss the impact culture has had on growing up in India.  

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Today we reflect on how we handle challenges as women in the work force?

Since March is “Women in History” month, I decided to put a twist on it by not talking about famous women who are in textbooks and articles all over the world, and instead encourage my guests to talk about the women in their history!!  I believe that ALL our narratives matter and it is important for us to take opportunities to let them shine!! 

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March is “Women in History” month, so I decided to put a twist on it and instead of talking about famous women who are in textbooks and articles all over the world, I decided to encourage my guests to talk about the women in THEIR history!!  I believe that ALL our narratives matter and it is important for us to take opportunities to let them shine!!  

Let's hear what my Cuban-American friend has to say about "Living the A...

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According to The Clifton Strengths Assessment, there are thirty-four strengths and themes that deeply affect our personal and professional lives. When we encourage each other to “live into your strengths” it is imperative to know what they are and how to manage them. A dialogue to help you on your journey!!

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Adoption isn't for everyone, but when it is, there is much to learn and implement.  Practicing inclusion is a way to deepen that relationship in ways that might surprise you. 

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The Enneagram is a great personality assessment tool to help us understand our personality and how we interact with others.  This is a 3-way dialogue with Enneagram 8's and how we thrive while often being misunderstood. 

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Financial stress is one of the major stressors in our world today and during expected and unexpected transitions, it can be even more difficult.  Even though there were record lows of unemployment (in the USA) even before the pandemic, this pandemic has certainly impacted the financial health of many people across the globe.

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In this final episode, we will explore a GLOBAL approach that impacts all of us around the world.

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This is Part 3 in a four-part series on Models of Sustainability.  In this dialogue we will be talking about an international approach to providing sustainability to marginalized communities in Nagpur, India.

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Food insecurity was lower in 2019 than in 2018.   Perhaps we are growing in the right direction but, in my opinion, there should not be any food insecurity in a country that has so many resources.  Today’s guest will help us understand why those food resources are not as accessible as they should be, what they are doing about and how you can join in the cause.

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This is the first in a four-part series on Models of Sustainability.  Since models are impacted by the location they are in, I decided to embark on a four-part series on the subject.  These episodes will cover and address best practices in Local, National (USA), International and Global contexts.  So be sure to join us for the future posts that will explore those areas and reveal some common elements among them all.

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December 31, 2020 9 mins

A personal reflection as 2020 is coming to a end.   

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