Jewel Kats – Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair

Irene Watson interviews Jewel Kats, author of Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchairabout her transformative book and how it empowers both children with and without disabilities to live their dreams. In a Kingdom far, far away lives Cinderella. As expected, she slaves away for her cranky sisters and step-mother. She would dearly love to attend the Royal costume ball and meet the Prince, but her family is totally dead set against it. In fact, they have gone so far as to trash her wheelchair! An unexpected magical endowment to her wheelchair begins a truly enchanted evening and a dance with the Prince. Can true love be far behind?Listen to the interview

Jewel Kats
  • This fairy tale demonstrates people with disabilities can overcome abuse
  • Children with disabilities finally have a Cinderella story they can identify with
  • In this version, Cinderella uses her own abilities to build a new future for herself
  • The connection Cinderella and the Prince share illustrates love surges past
    mutual attraction

Acclaim for Cinderella’s Magical Wheelchair

“An inspiring and exciting read for children of all ages and abilities. Finally here is a book which shows that wheelchair-mobile children can achieve anything. A clever, modern twist on this traditional and much loved story.”
–Joanne Smith, TV Producer, Terry Fox Hall of Fame inductee, Gemini Award winner

“This strength-based present day Cinderella story reminds readers that everyone, including someone with a physical challenge, can have the experiences and relationships they hope to have. This Cinderella found that ‘success was of her own making’. A must have for every school library and therapy office.”
–Theresa Fraser, M.A., Child Psychotherapist and Play Therapist, author of: Billy Had To Move

Cinderella's Magical Wheelchair

George Doherty – Rural Disasters and Mental Health

Topics of conversation:

  • Mental health, crisis, stress and cross-cultural variables in rural areas
  • Culture and Rurality
  • Disaster and Crisis Impacts in Rural Areas
  • Rural medical doctors, medical staff, and mental health professionals
  • Changes needed in rural communities
  • Aftercare of first responders

George Doherty resides in Laramie, WY where he founded the Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute, Inc. He is currently employed as the President/CEO of this organization and also serves as Clinical Coordinator of the Snowy Range Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has been involved with disaster relief since 1995, serving as a Disaster Mental Health Specialist with such incidents as the UP train wreck in Laramie, Hurricane Fran in North Carolina, the Cincinnati floods in Falmouth, KY and Tropical Storm Allison in Southeast Texas. Doherty is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and has been an adjunct instructor for a number of colleges, including Northern Nevada Community College, Warren National University and the University of Wyoming.

George Doherty
George Doherty

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Crisis In The American Heartland: Disasters & Mental Health in Rural Environments: An Introduction (Volume 1)
George W. Doherty, MS, LPC
Rocky Mountain DMH Institute Press (2011)
ISBN 9781615990757
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (5/11)Read the review on ReaderViews.com

Synopsis: Who will step up to meet the challenge of the next rural crisis?
Rural practice presents important yet challenging issues for psychology, especially given uneven population distribution, high levels of need, limited availability of rural services, and ongoing migration to urban centers. It is critical that mental health professionals and first responders in rural areas become aware of recent research, training and approaches to crisis intervention, traumatology, compassion fatigue, disaster mental health, critical incident stress management, post-traumatic stress and related areas in rural environments. Critical issues facing rural areas include:

  • Physical issues such as land, air, and water resources, cheap food policy, chemicals and pesticides, animal rights, corruption in food marketing and distribution, and land appropriation for energy development.
  • Quality of life issues such as rural America’s declining share of national wealth, problems of hunger, education, and rural poverty among rural populations of farmers and ranchers.
  • Direct service issues include the need to accommodate a wide variety of mental health difficulties, client privacy and boundaries, and practical challenges.
  • Indirect service issues include the greater need for diverse professional activities, collaborative work with professionals having different orientations and beliefs, program development and evaluation, and conducting research with few mentors or peer collaborators.
  • Professional training and development issues include lack of specialized relevant courses and placements.
  • Personal issues include limited opportunities for recreation, culture, and lack of privacy.

 

Crisis In The American Heartland -- Disasters & Mental Health In Rural Environments
Crisis In The American Heartland -- Disasters & Mental Health In Rural Environments

Doherty’s first volume in this new series Crisis in the American Heartland explores these and many other issues. Each volume available in trade paper, hardcover, and eBook formats. Social Science: Disasters & Disaster Relief

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Awakening the Power Within – May 15th, 2010 in Ann Arbor

Special offer good only for readers of AuthorsAirwaves.com!  Bring a friend and you save $10 on the cost of TWO tickets! HURRY offer ends April 30th at midnite!  Click here to take advantage of this special offer or call tollfree 888-761-6268

Come join us for a day of inspiration, education, and renewal at the Awakening the Power Within conference at Weber’s Inn in Ann Arbor, Michigan on May 15th 2010 from 9am to 4pm.  Conference registration is only $25 and includes Weber’s fabulous sandwich buffet lunch. We’ll have a diverse selection of motivational and spiritual presenters:

Time Speaker Topic
9:00 Registration Coffee and networking
10:00 Robin Marvel Energize, Revitalize ~ ChakraCize!
10:55 Marian Volkman Practical Happiness
Noon — break — Lunch provided by Weber’s Inn
12:50pm Rick Ritter Reorganizing the Self: After it has been shattered
1:45pm Jane Saylor The Power of Self-Help:  What you accomplishin this lifetime is all up to you
2:40pm K.J.M. MacLean Consciousness, Feelings, and Self-Empowerment
3:30pm Networking Meet and greet presenters (until 4PM)

Our Amazing Presenters

  • Kenneth J.M. MacLean advocates applying spirituality in a practical, common sense manner to daily life for success and happiness. He’s the host of the Interview with Spirit Show and the author of eight books including The Vibrational Universe: Harness the power of thought to consciously create your life.
  • Robin Marvel is an inspirational speaker, spiritual workshop leader, and radio host. She is the Senior Editor of Marvelous Spirit Press and the author of the Awakening Consciousness series books for boys, girls, and women.
  • Rick Ritter MSW, LCSW is a trauma therapist in a small private practice, disabled vet of 40 years who works at practicing what he “preaches” toward his clients/audience. He is also a father, grandfather, organic gardener (3 acre garden), beekeeper, handcyclist who is extremely blessed. He is the author of Coping With Physical Loss and Disability
  • Jane Saylor is a Life Coach and Motivational Speaker. She is also the author of “The Road You’ve Traveled, How to Journal Your Life”.  Learn more at her new website  www.ThePowerOfSelfHelp.com
  • Marian Volkman has worked in the fields of trauma resolution and personal growth for more than 40 years. She teaches Applied Metapsychology, including Traumatic Incident Reduction in the US, Canada and Europe, and maintains a practice working with individuals. She is passionate about development of human potential, among other things. She is the author of Life Skills: Improve the Quality of Your Life
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    Frances Shani Parker on Aging With Grace

    Frances Shani Parker appeared on the Aging With Grace show with host Particia Grace to talk about issues related to taking care of aging parents, hospice, and the challenges faced by urban minorities in end-of-life care. Frances Shani Parker is a writer, consultant, and hospice volunteer. Her writing has won awards from Writer’s Digest, the Poetry Society of Michigan, the Detroit Writer’s Guild, Broadside Press, and the New Orleans Public Library. Among publications including her work are Black Arts Quarterly (Stanford University), Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas (Chicago State University), and Voices of the Civil Rights Movement (AARP). Among venues at which her poems have been read are the International AIDS Conference in South Africa and “Artists Among Us,” sponsored by the Michigan Wayne County Council for Arts, History, and Humanities.
    Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes is the captivating account of Frances Shani Parker’s hospice volunteer experiences in Detroit nursing homes. Stories, general information, and poems explore hospice care, urban nursing homes, caregiving, dementia, and disparities in healthcare. Pain management, death preparations, bereavement, and strategies for improving healthcare and nursing homes are also examined. This groundbreaking book has several national endorsements. “Becoming Dead Right” is published by Loving Healing Press and is available at Amazon.com., Barnes and Noble bookstores, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Marketplace, and other booksellers.

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    Frances Shani Parker – Craig Fahle WDET interview

    Craig Fahle of WDET-FM’s Detroit Today spoke with author and geriatric care activist Frances Shani Parker about  the realities of life in an urban nursing home.  Parker is author of the new book Becoming Dead Right: A Hospice Volunteer in Urban Nursing Homes and is eager to share her 10+ years experience as a volunteer and what we can all do to make the hospice experience better for everyone. Frances Shani Parker
    Frances Shani Parker is a writer, consultant, and hospice volunteer. Her writing has won awards from Writer’s Digest, the Poetry Society of Michigan, the Detroit Writer’s Guild, Broadside Press, and the New Orleans Public Library. Among publications including her work are Black Arts Quarterly (Stanford University), Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas (Chicago State University), and Voices of the Civil Rights Movement (AARP). Among venues at which her poems have been read are the International AIDS Conference in South Africa and “Artists Among Us,” sponsored by the Michigan Wayne County Council for Arts, History, and Humanities.A former school principal, Parker has had essays and poems published in the educational arena, particularly on service learning, a teaching and learning method that connects classroom learning with meeting community needs. She has been honored as “Outstanding Educational Administrator” by the Metropolitan Detroit Alliance of Black School Educators and “Educator of the Year” by the Wayne State University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, an international, professional fraternity for educators. Becoming Dead Right

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    Alan E. Smith on Coping with Caregiving

    Jacqueline Marcell interviews Alan E. Smith, author of UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies on her show Coping With Caregiving episode airdate 12/08/2007. When his health problems landed him at the Mayo Clinic, he learned that just because doctors say there isn’t anything more they can do–it doesn’t mean there isn’t anything else that can be done! He finally found better health with complementary and alternative medicine and wrote his book to share hope for better health with others.
    They say you can’t “unbreak the mirror”, meaning the damage is done. In the world of healthcare the analogy would be mainstream medicine treating the symptoms of the broken mirror with drugs to try and glue it back together. To UnBreak Your Health™ means discovering the real source of the problem and treating all of it. In this book, you’ll find information new and old and begin to see patterns and concepts between therapies that are consistent through thousands of years and across civilizations around the world.

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