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Not Just Small Talk - Ep. 4 - "The Magic of Music"

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

#notjustsmalltalk #shannanigans #podcast

Listen to the Interview

https://youtu.be/CxLjl0o3cok

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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/

*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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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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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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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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Ensuring Your Social Media Lives On (Updated)

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.

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Looking Through a New Lens for Disaster Relief

Photo courtesy of Texas Navy

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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?  

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We must learn from the past and pay attention to the present so that we can ensure our future. 

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Crowd Relief Starts with You & Me

I’ve been partnering with Rob Gaudet and Melissa Adair of Cajun Relief for awhile, but their new initiative Crowd Relief has me super excited!  I’m obviously a fan of the power of digital to “do good” and this is modern relief management at it’s finest.

Their new app allows supporters of disaster relief around the world to contribute to specific family needs in the wake of a disaster with the touch of a button....

 

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Mardi Gras Mambo Supports Non Profit Launch Louisiana

Our Mardi Gras Mambo Happy Hour was a great success because of YOU!

Because of your incredible generosity we were able to raise funds for Launch Louisiana to help them continue their important work helping Louisiana families recover from the severe flooding that displaced over 150,000 families in August 2016 – many are still homeless.

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