Episode 10: Getting Your Kids Ready to Leave the Nest, with Lisa McDonough and Lisa Allanson

February 22, 2017

Lisa Allanson and Lisa McDonough each have over twenty years experience in corporate Human Resources Management and Leadership Coaching. They understand what ‘makes people tick’ and have had the opportunity to observe daily, the impact of behavior on productivity and performance at work. Taking everything they know about what it takes to be successful at work, they have turned their attention to the next generation – ‘teens’, helping parents prepare their kids for life and work in the real world.

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Where has human decency gone?

February 17, 2017

Where has human decency gone? Did it give up the good fight, wave the white flag in surrender, and shuffle off into the dark with its kindred spirit the moral compass. Did it depart with the dawn of the tech age? Is it being held hostage by social media? Was it beaten to death by […]

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Episode 9: Understand Your Kids For Who They Are, with Elizabeth Jensen

February 15, 2017

Elizabeth Jensen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she has practiced for the last 16 years. Her work includes mental health services to children and their caregivers, parenting coaching and education, educational advocacy and graduate field education. She is also the mother to three girls.

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What’s their filter?

February 8, 2017

Recently a friend who is also a neurologist was relaying a conversation she had with her daughter about parenting. The daughter is of a ‘tween’ age where she is starting to push back and question parental guidance and boundaries; a common and appropriate developmental stage. Our friend had wise words to share with her child… When […]

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Episode 7: Teens Need a Healthy Diet, with Mary-Sheila Gonnella

February 1, 2017

Mary Sheila received a B.A. in environmental education from Sonoma State University and earned her teaching credential from Chapman University. She received certification as a nutrition consultant from Bauman College, a certificate in clinical Ayurveda with DeAnna Batdorff, and is certified as a Pilates mat and rhythm workout instructor. She has studied amino acid therapy with Julia Ross and hormonal balance with Dan Kalish. Mary Sheila has a private nutrition practice, Occidental Nutrition, where she works one-on-one with clients and teaches group classes. She also teaches group nutrition classes at the Ceres Community Project, West County Health Centers, and Salmon Creek Middle School.

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