Show #34 – Howard Bloom on Neurodiversity

INSPIRATIONAL & FUN!  A must hear for young scientists especially those with “disabilities.”  Howard Bloom LIVES Barb’s recommendation to “Sculpt yourself with intention” as he overcame 5 years of not being able to speak, 15 years of being bed ridden, chronic depression, social isolation, and being teased throughout childhood as “The Sickly Scientist.”  Learn how Howard channeled his beautiful neurodivergent mind and attention to become a prolific multidisciplinary (“Omniology”) scholar, author, podcaster, 1000 push-ups a day guy, and creator of one of the most astoundingly successful Public Relations firms in the history of the Music industry.  As Howard says, “my disadvantage became my advantage.” Tune in for fascinating, uplifting personal accounts with superstars like Galileo, Prince, Joan Jet, and Michael Jackson.  Discover “what dances you” and punch through the boundaries of the status quo by expanding the benefits of Neurodiversity.   Please Listen and Subscribe to Loud Mute Radio on iTunes... Read More

Show #33 – Dr. Gail Saltz on Neurodiversity

  Gail Saltz, MD discusses her new podcast and similarly titled book; “The Power of Different: The Link Between Disorder and Genius.”  Her work highlights the connection between neurodiversity and highly successful individuals. Dr. Saltz joins us in promoting the uplifting theory of neurodiversity and resource rich neurodivergent outliers in human history. The psychobiography of Vincent Van Gogh is reviewed as well as tips on how to deal with the uncertainty of parenting, best supports for mild/moderate/severe depression, and how to adapt more respectful and less pathology based language to minimize suffering and maximize potential. The BARB ASKS section highlights Dr. Temple Grandin’s thoughts on the benefits of neurodiversity and invites you to share yours.... Read More

Show #32 – John Tirro and Jeri Yarber: Maximizing Our Potential

Community Activist John Tirro shares his thoughts on how to minimize divisiveness and maximize our collective potential.  Then Autism Specialist, Jeri Yarber, joins the ASK BARB portion of the show to discuss practical tips learned from Barb and others with ASD labels that practitioners, parents and teachers may use to help non-normative communicators reach their potential in terms of literacy, communication, and contributions. =... Read More

Show #31 – Music, Autism, & Community with Rev John Tirro

The global benefits of neurological, cultural, and political differences are discussed with song writer and community leader, Reverend John Tirro.  The truth that emotions are catching is processed with regard to how we may each be the best we can with what we have been given. The team brainstorms on the suffering of isolation and divisiveness then extrapolates on healing terrorism.  And in the ASK BARB segment, a physician gives feedback on “presumed competence” as best practice and Barb gives an uplifting message to children with Autism labels.     Please listen and subscribe to Loud Mute Radio on iTunes: Show... Read More

Show #30 – Ty Heath, MD – Learning the Power of Giving

    Neurologically the psychological and physiological benefits of giving are quite apparent. Our systems are designed to thrive when we give to others. Oxytocin, the bonding molecule is released making us feel more compassionate, connected and less alone. Serotonin floods our brains making us feel safe, well, and more confident. And tasty reward molecule Dopamine joins the wellness party and reinforces our giving with pleasure rewarding us for a job well done. The science of compassion is growing by leaps and bounds. We hear from physician Dr. Ty Heath, who is learning about the power of giving first hand as a scientist and human being. Please listen and subscribe to Loud Mute Radio on iTunes: Show... Read More

Show 29.1- Change: the Beauty of Impermanence

Contributions from Sandi Klein, Jess Wilson, Eli Prislovsky Warwick, Zoom Magazine and Barb Rentenbach affirm that change is inevitable and fortunately so is giving and receiving. Tune in for “Easy E Theology” a flexible thinking strategy to help reduce anxiety and rigidity; Jess Wilson’s call to action to hear #actuallyautistic people via Facebook; and a Free Children’s audio-book by Barb, E-Cat the Rescue Hero. Illustrations and extra copies of this audio-book may be found on Barb Rentenbach’s You-Tube channel Listen and Subscribe to Loud Mute Radio on iTunes : Show... Read More