Show #39 – Amy Newmark: Bettering the World One Story at a Time

Beautifully audacious Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of the Chicken Soup for the Soul organization which is huge with well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages. Amy and her husband co-own Chicken Soup for the Soul and have grown the company far beyond the bookstore with super premium pet foods, podcasts, and television shows like Hidden Heroes and Project Dad all revolving around true stories. They are “changing the world one story at a time®.” Amy joins us to discuss Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum (which we enthusiastically recommend), and another book which Amy authored which is, in our opinion, one of the best self-help books ever: Chicken Soup for the Soul: Simply Happy – a Crash Course in Chicken Soup for the Soul Advice and Wisdom. Tune in to this fun show for empowering parenting tips as well as life hacks building on presumed competence as Amy encourages us to expect greatness of yourself and others. Please Subscribe and Listen to Loud Mute Radio on... Read More

Show # 38 Eric Komoroff on Truth & One good choice at a time

“Community of Unity” founder, Eric Komoroff is an internationally recognized education and non-profit leader and expert in the fields of urban education, social emotional learning, mindfulness, growth mindset, and student empowerment through relationship building. The practical and beautiful mission of “Community of Unity” is to help students achieve success and fulfillment by awakening and understanding their unique purpose and potential – one good choice at a time. Eric has a passion for working with students with Autism and has a decade of experience working in special education so what he brings to the educational table in terms of the benefits of neurodiversity is profound. Barb closes the show with her take on our urgent and critical need for truth. Please Subscribe and Listen to Loud Mute Radio on... Read More

Show # 37 Comedian Gabe Pacheco on Political Satire & Education

Playful and analytical discussion on the educational benefits of political satire, multimodal learning (movies, improv, stories, etc), social justice curriculum, and learning how to manage anxiety and isolation. Filmmaker and funny man, Gabe Pacheco shares how he personally navigates life threatening allergies, isolation, and anxiety.  Neurodiverse (WORLD WIDE) children are invited to share their stories at  Show closes with Star Wars: New Hope themed bit on how our collective Jungian Shadow may be cultivating geo-political negativity and divisiveness – AND what you can do about it. Please Subscribe and Listen to Loud Mute Radio on... Read More

Show #36 Peter Shankman: ADHD as a Super Power

Marketing guru, best selling author, entrepreneur, skydiver, corporate keynote speaker and creator of the “Faster Than Normal” podcast which helps us all unlock the gifts of the ADHD and ADD brain Peter Shankman is our featured guest. Peter is a spectacular example of the benefits of Neurodiversity. The music for today’s show is written and performed by another neurodiverse strong man, James Burrows. And Barb’ invites Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum co-author, Nancy Burrows, to share excerpts. Join us as we drop the shame and pathology and learn how to drive our different brains. Please listen and subscribe to Loud Mute... Read More

Show #35 – Xian Horn on Disability Positivity and the Work force

Horn shares her advocacy work as a biracial woman with Cerebral palsy.  Her positivity and flexible thinking focuses uplift teens to celebrate their differences, “Disability was easy, insecurity was a challenge.”  Horn discusses her work at:  the Standing Tall school for non-verbal students, NYU’s program for women with disabilities, and Change Blazers an organization whose mission is to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities.  Then in the Barb Asks segment, UCONN’s Chris Wenz talks about literacy education and the benefits of #neurodiversity. Please Listen and Subscribe to Loud Mute Radio on iTunes: Show... Read More