Not Just Small Talk w/ Shanna Forrestall - Episode 12 features special guest 91 year old Dr. Gus Reynolds of the Alternative Health & Wellness Center in Edgemont, AR. http://www.forrestallconsulting.com Dr. Gus has a lifetime of studying health and nutrition, and is a certified physician, nutritionist, and member of the Medical Advisory Board. He shares tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle that improves longevity. http://www.artelco.comRead More
Not Just Small Talk w/ Shanna Forrestall - Episode 10 features my special guest and best male friend, Escalante Lundy, talking about his personal health reboot.
Escalante Lundy is an actor who got inspired to overhaul his health to increase his chances of longevity. Find our his secrets, learn from his real-life experience and find your motivation to make the positive changes you’ve been craving.Read More
Not Just Small Talk w/ Shanna Forrestall - Episode 9 features special guest Ryan Hetrick talking about - "The Road to Autism Recovery".
Ryan Hetrick is a brain trauma specialist who works with young people on the spectrum and is producing a documentary called Restoring Balance - learn more about his work, join the online community and learn more about the film at http://www.restoringbalanceautism.com.Read More
For Episode 4 of Not Just Small Talk , recorded at the historic Blinn House/Women's City Club of Pasadena, my special guest is Jeff Gold - a talented musician/songwriter whose music brings calm to a crazy world.
He talks about his process to create music and the positive power music can have in our everyday lives. Learn more about Jeff at http:/www.jeffgold.com
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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.
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
If you know me at all, you know I'm a big fan of practising daily kindness. I think our society, our world, and definitely, our children need to see kindness modelled daily, without strings attached.
*Photos from relief work after Hurricane Harvey/Houston, TXRead More
This week I had the chance to be the keynote speaker at a local Rotary club, and I had a great time. I've spoken at various Rotary Clubs around the city, and every time I am pleasantly reminded of how many gracious and giving people live in this community.Read More
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.Read More
"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 ConsultingRead More
It’s no secret that the “energy” and “expectations” we carry into each day affect not only us, but the people around us. So as we think about how to grow our influence and our business, it’s worth focusing on what we can do to bring a positive slant to the work we do each day.Read More
Our Mardi Gras Party was a great success because of YOU!
Because of your incredible generosity we were able to raise funds for the Restoring Balance: Autism Recovery online community and documentary project!Read More
Although a flurry of social media activity is happening around the globe daily, one important question may still not be answered for most users.
What happens to my social media when I’m gone?
With just a few minutes of preparation, you can ensure that your family or key loved ones have access to your photos, videos and social media “legacy” when you pass away.Read More
Mrs. Cookie and others like her hard-hit by Hurricane Harvey and recent disasters need our help, now. Disaster relief needs to be done differently. I want to be part of the solution.Read More
Photo courtesy of Texas Navy
We know that giving anything - time, money, resources and energy is a sacrifice for the average citizen, and yet they are the most likely to respond when called upon.
My goal, and the goal of the forward thinking organizations and non profits I'm working with is to figure out how we can activate the most people to participate in recovery, and then make the most of their offerings?
We must learn from the past and pay attention to the present so that we can ensure our future.Read More
You may not know …. but over the years I've been able to work with an amazing organization that trains and empowers organ requesters to take better care of organ donor families and recipients.Read More