• Taking A Leap -- Deborah Brown

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Taking A Leap -- Deborah Brown

Written by: Deborah Brown
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    "Taking A Leap" is the show where the seriousness of life is discussed in a fun, relaxed and educational environment. It serves as a platform for individuals to share how they have overcome some of the biggest challenges in their lives to get to where they are today. Listeners are able to learn the tools and mindset that it takes and apply what feels authentic to them to their own lives to get them moving to the next level.

    Deborah Brown is a Life, Relationship and Leadership Coach. She works with professionals who struggle to make the personal and professional impact they want and helps them to show up powerfully, confidently and authentically in any situation so that they can get the results they want for themselves and in their interactions with others.

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  • Oct 24 2022

    LISA GENOVA is  the New York Times best-selling author of the novels Still Alice, Love Anthony, Inside the O'Briens, Every Note Played and the one we are discussing today, Remember - The Science of Memory and The Art of Forgetting. Still Alice was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. Lisa graduated valedictorian from Bates College with a degree in biopsychology and holds a PhD in neuroscience from Harvard University. She travels worldwide speaking about the neurological diseases she writes about and has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Today, PBS News Hour, CNN and NPR. Her TED Talk "What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's" has been viewed more than 5 million times.

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    27 mins
  • Oct 17 2022

    ANN HOOD is is an American novelist and short story writer; she has also written nonfiction. She is the author of fourteen novels, four memoirs, a short story collection, a ten book series for middle readers and one young adult novel. Her essays and short stories have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies, including The Paris Review and Tin House. Ann is a regular contributor to The New York Times' Op-Ed page, Home Economics column. Her most recent work is "Fly Girl: A Memoir,"

    She is a faculty member in the Creative Writing program at The New School in New York City. Hood was born in West Warwick, Rhode Island. She now lives with her husband Michael Ruhlman and their children.

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    28 mins
  • Oct 12 2022

    DR. SHILPA RAVELLA is a gastroenterologist and author. She treats a range of general gastrointestinal ailments and has unique experience in managing complex rare diseases, including intestinal failure and intestinal or multiple-organ transplantation. She is an expert in the field of nutrition and is particularly interested in the interactions between food, the microbiome and the immune system.

    A Silent Fire: The Story of Inflammation, Diet & Disease is her first book. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Slate, Discover and USA Today, among other publications, and she has appeared as an expert on ABC’s Good Morning America and in print media outlets including Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Food and Wine, Glamour and Women’s Health. Her Ted-Ed lesson, ‘How the Food You Eat Affects Your Gut,’ has garnered over five million views. Ravella earned her B.S. in Biology from MIT and an M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.

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    26 mins

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