Grey Matters Now

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GMN episode 19
Oct 1, 2017, Dr. Ghaed’s love of country music took her to Route 91 on the night of the shooting in Las Vegas and she, along with many others, witnessed the horror of that night as people around her were shot and killed. She found purpose and meaning in surviving the massacre, and made it her mission to give back to her community and help guide other Route 91 survivors in their healing. One week following the shooting, Dr. Ghaed launched a free weekly support group for survivors and their family and friends.
GMN episode 18
Brittany Catton Kirk is the Founder and Executive Director of the Social Enterprise Sunlight Retreats for Survivors, an accelerator for healing for survivors of rape.After being attacked overseas in 2012, she struggled in her career, relationships and gained 60 pounds as she tried to recover from her attack and Post Traumatic Stress. She looked for a safe place to go and heal but found nothing so she created Sunlight Retreats for Survivors.
GMN episode 17
Designed and developed from decades of applied learning, observation, and client feedback, Katy Bray and Zeb Severson have created an efficient and effective system that integrates the wisdom of Ayurveda with transformational coaching and skill-based practices that increase self-awareness and drive performance, innovation, and success.
GMN episode 16
This is a story about how Ian’s family channeled his spirit into healing energy for the LARGE community of people he touched also grieving the loss of a friend and special soul. This is a story that is infinite and very much ALIVE. This light from Ian’s heart center, that has been stoked and kept alive by his family and community, has lit and fueled the Rollin’ From The Heart Foundation. It is all summed up in their mission statement:

Grey Matters Now

Are you frustrated by the sensationalizing of polarizing issues and problems?
Does it pain you to see how fearful and angry people have become?

There is A LOT below the surface of what makes up the newsworthy. Very few issues, if any, are black and white and have an easy quick fix. Life is full of shades of grey – the stuff we need to explore in order to cope and navigate through this ever-changing world. It’s my goal and mission through Grey Matters Now to create a safe space to foster consciousness, facilitate conversation and have an outreach component that builds community.

In this podcast we engage in healthy communication with one another, pick away at things one conversation at a time, roll our sleeves up, dig deep and remember to breathe.

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About Me

I’m Anne, a Social Worker by title that’s been working in social services at some capacity for almost 30 years. Over those 30 years I have worked in a variety of diverse fields and demographics. I have had the honor of working with people at both ends of life’s spectrum from reproductive health to hospice and so much in between. I have personally experienced tragedies and trauma at a young age with few to no resources to process these events. I spent so much of my life fumbling through it wondering if I was going to sink or swim. I have been blessed to have a lifetime of unconditional love and community to hold and support me. It is a deeply personal mission for me to facilitate others to discover resources and the power of community for navigating through tough times. I do not want anyone to have to fumble though unnecessary pain and uncharted dark territory the way I did.

In my experiences exploring and providing resources, I found that they are changing as fast as the world is spinning. How can we discover, identify and integrate the resources for healing and navigating? By rolling up our sleeves and digging deep into issues. Let’s pull problems up by the roots like weeds and examine them so that we can re-plant healthy and flourishing gardens. This involves open communication, vulnerability and sharing of tools. I believe, from the brightest part of my heart center, we CAN cultivate healing, consciousness, and light!

I currently live in Leucadia, California with my Husband Kirk, who I met in the Pacific Ocean, and a menagerie of rescued animals. Leucadia means Paradise and Sheltered Place in Greek and it is INDEED appropriately named. My community still feels like a village and I love being involved with committees that support and plan community events. As well as working part time in Environmental and water quality studies, Kirk and I own an event lighting business and I am actively involved in volunteering for pet encounter therapy programs and most recently disaster relief. To say I have been blessed is an understatement.

It feels good that perhaps, my 50’s are my pioneering years of a mission of sharing and having sometimes difficult conversations for healing and change – not just for me but for everyone trying to navigate through this ever-changing world we are all spinning on together. Join me in this personal and exciting endeavor of conscious conversations in the grey!