August 31st, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 51 mins
art, conversation-cafe, conversations-cafe, resiliency, running, suicide-prevention, survivor, therapy, writing
This week's live Conversations Cafe event, simply titled "Resiliency", featured interviews focusing on options for mental health maintenance to develop resiliency for ourselves and for the people we care about the most in our lives: our children, our friends, our family, and all the communities we belong to as individuals.
Also, be sure to check out Hope for the Day's inaugural Conversations Summit, hosted in downtown Chicago on Saturday September 7th, 2019. The Conversations Summit will empower young voices through interactive sessions for learning, dialogue, and activism. Best of all, the event is free but you do need to register ahead of time, so head on over to conversationssummit.com for more details and to get your tickets today!
Our guests include a plethora of Hope for the Day family - Sarah Moss, leader of Hope for the Day's Team Thrive; Matthew Hoffman, creator of the You Are Beautiful movement; Rick Osowski (that's me!), creator and host of Anthologies of Hope; and Veronica Padilla, creator and author of Gentle Mentals.
The "Conversations Cafe" is a monthly live podcast recording at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education programming is brought to you by Hope For The Day with support from our partners in prevention, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of Illinois and Banyan Treatment Center.
Join the conversation. We are in this together.
January 9th, 2019 | Season 1 | 1 hr 1 min
addiction, enneagram, heart-camp, season-one, therapy, writing
Katie Mumper joins us this week for another exciting conversation around mental health, writing, and overcoming addiction. Katie is a Whovian, a Penn State superfan, a 4 on the Ennegram, and currently in charge of Social Media for TWLOHA. So we have some back to back continuity with folks doing grass roots, hands-on work with one of our favorite mental health organizations!
I had a blast talking with Katie as she’s another one of our guests that has a great grasp of her story, where it was most difficult, where she fought for the light, where she needed the help, and how she got through all of it… while also still acknowledging the power of everything she gained through all of her previous struggles, including an addiction that she talks (and has previously written) openly about.
December 19th, 2018 | Season 1 | 46 mins 52 secs
brca, breast-cancer, heart-camp, season-one, self-care, womens-health, writing
If there’s one word that I would use to describe our guest this week, Sarah Messali, it would be WARRIOR. Once you hear her story, you’ll understand why. I’m so grateful I got to sit down with Sarah in LA at Heart Camp and then again sightseeing & having the hard conversations at the same time over the summer when Sarah visited Chicago. From being a Breast Cancer & BRCA Previvor to a weightlifting badass to an unstoppable writer/blogger/author, Sarah’s story and voice is one you’ll definitely want to follow along with.