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Now displaying: June, 2021
Jun 18, 2021
Jessica O’Dwyer takes us to Guatemala in her heartwarming and heartrending novel, Mother Mother, to adopt an orphaned indigenous Ixil Maya baby.  An adoptive mother herself of two teens born in Guatemala, Jessica unfolds a story that reveals the truth of the genocide that tore through Guatemala for decades, and a glimpse through the eyes of its beautiful Mayan people into the corruption behind the adoption system. A sensitive interview that by its nature helps us better understand and respect today’s immigrant families from Central America desperate to give their children a safer life.  jessicaodwyer.com
Jun 4, 2021
Award-winning author, Judie Fein, and her husband, award-winning photo journalist, Paul Ross take us on a journey beyond their book, Life Is A Trip: The Transformative Magic of Travel.  In this intriguing and often humorous interview the itinerant global travel journalists reveal their radical approach to travel as we emerge from the pandemic.  Is there somewhere you’ve never been close to your very own back yard ?  Judie and Paul literally stick pins in a map of New Mexico, pack a picnic lunch, double-tie their shoelaces and pull out of their driveway.  Some days they don’t even need to buy gas !  
globaladventures.us and livetoleave.com
 
 
Jun 1, 2021

An important conversation with Certified Dementia Practitioner and community educator, Ruth Dennis, on her book Mindful Dementia Care: Lost and Found in The Alzheimer’s Forest co-authored with Velma Arellano and Luke Nachtrab.   Ruth has worked for over two decades in every aspect of dementia care and emphasizes perhaps the most needed element of care at every stage, kindness   An essential interview for listeners caring for loved ones at home, for professional caregivers and anyone curious or concerned.   vistalivingcare.com

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