V.O.T.E.: Working On Ourselves From The Inside and Out


TLB Contributor & Show Host: Rebecca L. Mahan

RebeccaRebecca L. Mahan is a U.S.M.C. Veteran, retired peace officer, and published author who currently hosts two radio shows on TLB Radio Network. Her focus is to help others by bringing awareness about relevant issues, helping people overcome trauma, and encouraging kids to learn U.S. History.


V.O.T.E. may be heard every Saturday at 9 PM EST, and can be heard in Full anytime after show publish time.

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Episode 6 of the V.O.T.E., Victims Overcoming Traumatic Events. Today’s program features …

Working On Ourselves From The Inside and Out

By Rebecca L. Mahan

On this episode V.O.T.E. presents a well rounded group of 5 skilled spokesmen to help you improve the quality of your life.

While everything we think, say, and do in our life is all interconnected, we need to start somewhere. This show kicks off in high energy with Dr. Jo Lichten, a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, Spokesperson, Speaker, and Author of ”Reboot: How to Power Up Your Energy, Focus, and Productivity” as she talks about how it’s “hard to work on your head when your body is so exhausted.”

Many of us can relate to grabbing food, then feeling guilty about what we eat. Dr. Jo provides “tools in the real life” re-framing our thoughts and the guilt surrounded by what we eat while living in our “on the go” world. She satisfies our sugar cravings by sharing that we can eat the foods that please us and when the right time is to have those foods.

Dr. Jo brings to light how missing one half hour of sleep can increase our caloric consumption by 83 calories. That means we are more likely to eat more throughout the day depending oh how many hours of sleep we miss. Bringing this to our attention, she also points out that we need to think of “food as fuel.”

She also discusses the how we need to “get up and move,” along with the difference between eating disorders and disorganized eating. www.drjo.com

Speaking of moving, next up, Jean Day, who holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and is a college Psychology Instructor holding over 17 years experience working in this field, helps us understand how to identify what a healthy relationship is and that of a toxic one. She further provides insight by identifying the difference between a person who is just having a bad day and one who is really toxic to our relationship. Jean goes on to define that this toxicity is not isolated to what we commonly think of in terms of relationships; it extends to any kind of relationship we have with another person.

Jean emphasizes that “toxic people gain power by taking away your power.” Therefore, we need to use the tools of self reflection and courage to take responsibility for our own lives. We need to be asking the question, “How does this person make me feel when I am with them?” email: [email protected]

Our next segment features Foster Care Expert Dr. John GeGarmo who is also a Speaker, Trainer, Foster Parent , and Author of “Foster Parenting 101: The Power of Prayer for Foster Parenting”. He gives us insight about the foster care process and what the return is in being a foster care parent. He also shares startling statistics about those “in the system” and just how challenging it can be for a foster care child when taken from the home and placed into a new school.

Dr. DeGarmo, talks about the average length of time a foster child is placed in one’s home and his own experience as a foster parent. He currently has 10, yes 10, foster children in his family! www.drjohndegarmofostercare.weebly.com/

Speaking of kids, Tom Gagliano, Relationship Expert and Best Selling Author, brings to life the accountability factor for parents by talking about his new book “Don’t Put Your Crap In Your Kid’s Diaper, The Clean Up Cost Could Last a Lifetime”. Tom allows us to understand the factors that play in our own roles as parents by talking about the early messages we received as children. This in turn carries over in the messages we give to our own children. By realizing that these early message determine who we are going to be, we can counter the unhealthy messages we send to our children.

Tom provides “the how to” to make change. He advocates looking into ourselves to decipher the areas where we are strong and the areas we need “tending to” in our parenting styles. While parenting is tough, having a healthy relationship with our children starts with having a healthy relationship with ourselves. This approach gives our children a greater opportunity to have a strong, healthy foundation. www.theproblemwasme.comwww.thomasgaliano.com

The shows final segment rests with author Dr. Richard Hansler, who retired after spending 42 years as a Senior Scientist at GE Nela Park lighting laboratory. In 1996, he formed the Lighting Innovations Corporation, and is now a professional with LowBlueLights.com This ingenious man gives us in-depth understanding in the importance of sleep and melatonin.

He simplifies the process of what happens when we don’t get enough sleep and what the cause is- exposure to blue light. This blue light comes from a variety of sources and disrupts the production of melatonin.

Dr. Hansler supplies a wealth of information on the detriments of not getting enough rest. To combat this he describes what is needed for our bodies to start producing melatonin. He also shares products he has made available to filter out blue light so we can increase melatonin and get the rest we need. www.lowbluelights.com


V.O.T.E. may be heard every Saturday at 9 PM EST (you will receive a “No Results Found” message if you click on the show link prior to air time) on the Liberty Beacon Radio Network, and can be heard in Full anytime after show publish time (pre-recorded).

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