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A series of blogs by  Shanna Forrestall of Forrestall Consulting.  #sms4u #dontbeamonkey

Not Just Small Talk Podcast - Ep. 3 - "A Blended Faith Family"

For Episode 3 of Not Just Small Talk, recorded at the lovely Women's City Club of Pasadena, my special guest is "Rae" Rachimah Magnuson a compassionate community leader who grew up in a family of many faiths.  She talks about her unique experiences living life with a "blended family" and how her experiences shaped her personal faith today.

*We are in the process of changing our name as someone had already claimed Be a Better Human.  Please be patient as we update the audio/video files.  Thank you.

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Not Just Small Talk - Ep. 2 - "A Faith Taste Test"

For Episode 2 of Not Just Small Talk, recorded by chance on Juneteenth, my guest is Nicole Lovince, a singer/songwriter, actress, producer and multi-talented creative powerhouse who talks about her experience "trying on" Ramadan and how it impacted her life and her faith. 

Nicole or "Niqui Love" as she is called, discusses her Southern religious roots, how they influenced her connection to the Divine and even shares a special acapella performance that will make you feel like you've been to church today...

*We are in the process of changing our name as someone had already claimed Be a Better Human.  Please be patient as we update the audio/video files.  Thank you.

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Not Just Small Talk - Ep. 1 - "Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Mind"

Join Shanna Forrestall of http://www.forrestallconsulting.com as she chats with thought leaders to discuss ideas for small steps we can all take to create major change.

Episode 1 features Dr. Joanne Royer of Change Agents & Associates. https://joanneroyerphd.com/

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Behind the Scenes - Creating Powerful Digital Content for Creatives

I love my work. I get to work with beautiful people to create quality content that matters. Here's a BTS (behind the scenes) peek at our recent work with singer/songwriter Jeff Gold.

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Restoring Balance Autism Documentary Prepares to Premiere

Ryan Hetrick, a brain trauma specialist who's worked with children on the spectrum for years, has created a powerful documentary that looks at the challenges parents face when raising children on the spectrum, and provides ideas, solutions and hope for the moving forward.

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Artist Charrise McCrorey Releases a Print to Support Restoring Balance Autism

This beautiful custom painting that she created specifically to support Restoring Balance Autism Recovery is being sold as signed prints.  I love the message, and to me, it's a great reminder of hope and of how our daily choices affect our physical and mental health.  

 https://www.bewildlyhappy.com/autism-recovery/

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Restoring Balance: Autism Recovery Documentary to Be Released in 2018

“I've seen many families suffer without this practical information, and after I’ve seen the difference first-hand behaviorally in children that have been treated medically, I am compelled to spread the good news about the tools that have helped them to live the dream of more independent lives” - Ryan Hetrick

 

Read the full press release from Restoring Balance about the project.  http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/03/prweb15375750.htm

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Hope on the Spectrum

Autism and Recovery are two words we haven't heard put together till recently.  I'm excited to be working with an online community that is working to help parents of autistic children with up to date research and knowledge to help them find their family's path to "recovery."

Learn more about the amazing results they've seen over the past few years, and the documentary coming on out in 2018 to share the good news that recovery is possible. 

www.restoringbalanceautism.com

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My Take on #MeToo

The whole #metoo phenomenon has been a triggering experience for many of us.  We lived through it, and then we had to re-live it through the countless stories of women and men across our nation who found the courage to speak.

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Custom Content to Create Your Brand's Story

You've got a dream, and we want to help you reach it.  We've invested in the modern mobile gear and have the expertise to help you capture the digital content you need to tell the story of your brand.  www.forrestallconsulting.com

 

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Tea Time with the Future

Yesterday I had tea with a lovely young man and his mother.  Patrick, who now works with me weekly on editing projects for the digital content work we do for clients, is a wonderful fella I've known for a few years now.  

He's a shining example of the kind of unique workers we can hire when we look outside the "norm."  I met Patrick through the AMVA (www.actorsforautism.org) program that takes young people just out of high school and teaches them practical film/production skills.  He's been a terrific asset and his intelligence, wit and work ethic continue to amaze me.

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Hiring our "Challenged" Champions

When is the last time you hired someone with physical or mental challenges?  Did you know that there is an army of able and eager workers available to you, along with incentives to help subsidize the hire?    I'm currently working with a local organization as well - www.fvosolutions.com - to develop training programs to empower more of our "challenged" champions to work in social media/production. 

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What Have You Done With Your Life - Musings by a Birthday Girl

"We are force-fed this mentality that we should have a massive audience, a large platform, a voice that ricochets across the nation with power and conviction, and yet we have not learned to stop, breathe, be grateful and simply LOVE moment by moment." - Shanna Forrestall, Forrestall Consulting

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