About the show

In-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Hear from people who have overcome adversity and workers with hands-on or misunderstood professions who help shed light on the human experience. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, former Peace Corps Volunteer, and public health professional based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Find The Carleena Show on Apple Podcasts, YouTube, and anywhere you listen to podcasts.

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Episodes

  • Transforming Victim Consciousness: Lynne Forrest

    October 29th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    beyond victim consciousness, carl jung, carleena angwin, guiding principles for life beyond victim consciousness, joseph campbell, lynne forrest, reality formula, the carleena show, the hero's journey, victim consciousness

    Lynne Forrest teaches that people perceive life in one of two ways--we’re either reacting out of the victim mind or we see life through the eyes of the observer mind, which witnesses without judgment. Lynne is devoted to helping people find and clear the painful beliefs and ideas that have caused them distress through a process of accessing the Observer Self.

    "As soon as we recognize we’re on the lower (victim consciousness) triangle, we take ownership of it. As soon as we take ownership of it, we’re automatically moved up to the observer. Now, we begin to ask ourselves the question. What can I learn from this? How can I grow from this?" -Lynne Forrest

    The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/

    Connect with Lynne Forrest https://www.lynneforrest.com/ --| Link to Lynne's book: Guiding Principles for Life Beyond Victim Consciousness: http://amzn.to/beyondvictim

  • Sherry Campbell: Demystifying Death and Dying

    October 22nd, 2018  |  59 mins 50 secs
    advanced directives, annie mcguyer cox, carleena angwin, chattanooga, demystifying death, end of life, five wishes, homelessness, hospice, hospice home, intentional listening, rakerria mines, sherry campbell, social work, social worker, tennessee, the carleena show, trauma informed care, welcome home

    Sherry Campbell is a social worker and director of a nonprofit Hospice Home in Tennessee called Welcome Home. She’s also the host of a Demystifying Death series which seeks to bring community members together and provide a space to talk about death and dying.

    At the end of the episode, two special guests join the conversation. Rakerria Mines and Annie McGuyer Cox recount the circumstances that led them to volunteer at Welcome Home.

    "People think Hospice is very sad, depressing. But sometimes my best days are when I come here and spend time with them--the people that live here and the workers. It’s a really great pleasure for you to get to sit with them at the end of their life, for their last few hours." -Rakerria Mines

    The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Sherry Campbell https://www.welcomehomeofchattanooga.org/ | Episode 13 photography by Raffe Lazarian

  • Max Baldwin: Overcoming Polio: Journey to the Australian Olympic Team

    October 15th, 2018  |  56 mins 4 secs
    3 track skiing, acrobatics, australia, australian olympic team, ballina, canoeing, carleena angwin, elizabeth kenny, gymnastics, malabar, matt baldwin, max baldwin, medal of the order of australia, melbourne, nsw championship, olympic games, olympics, perisher valley, polio, reading between the ink, roman rings, sister kenny, sydney, the carleena show, yha, ymca, youth hostel association

    In 1956, Max Baldwin made history as the first person with a disability to compete on an Australian Olympic Team. At 91-years old, Max sits across from me via Skype and recounts his incredible journey—from contracting polio as a baby and loosing use of one leg—to competing in the Olympics in his 20s and becoming the first Australian to 3-track ski. There is much wisdom, humility, and humor in this man’s incredible story. At the end of the episode, Max’s son, Matt, joins me and we discuss the importance of sharing each other's stories.

    Connect with Matt Baldwin through his podcast: https://readingbetweentheink.com/contact/

    The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. https://carleena.fireside.fm/

  • Veronica Slack: Addiction Recovery, Motherhood & A Message of Hope

    October 5th, 2018  |  1 hr 48 mins
    addiction recovery, carleena angwin, chattanooga, chattanooga state community college, hero's journey, philadelphia, recovery journals, serenity prayer, tennessee, the carleena show, traumatic brain injury, treatment centers, unity on the bridge, veronica slack

    Veronica Slack is the author of a recovery journal series, mother, and an active member of a 12-step recovery program.

    During our conversation, Veronica talks about the events that led her down a dangerous path of addiction she didn’t think she could escape. But after several tries, she did escape and every cell of her being propelled her on a path to help others quit their addiction and find the support they need.

    "I had no idea what was on the other side of those doors. I had never made it through a treatment program. But I knew what was waiting for me on the streets of Phillie--those horrors of addiction. For the grace of God I walked through those doors. This is why I have such a respect for recovery and institutions. If you only remember one thing from my recovery story, remember that no matter how bad something may seem, if you are still breathing, you can still choose to recover." - Veronica Slack

    The Carleena Show Podcast https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/ | Connect with Episode 11 Guest Veronica Slack https://www.recoveryjournals.org/

  • Rayna DuBose: “Without struggle there is no progress!”

    August 22nd, 2018  |  1 hr 2 mins
    amputee, bacterial infection, basketball, blacksburg, carleena angwin, coach, d 1, division 1, football, frank beamer, hero's journey, hokie hardwood club, hokie sports, hokies, howard county, joseph campbell, marriotts ridge high school, maryland, meningococcal meningitis, motivational speaker, rayna dubose, tennessee, the carleena show, varsity, virginia, virginia tech, virginia tech athletics, virginia tech women’s basketball, youth

    In 2002, Rayna DuBose was a star athlete on Virginia Tech Women’s Basketball team when she was diagnosed with a rare bacterial infection and lost her four limbs.

    In today’s episode, Rayna recounts her journey and discusses the mentors who encouraged her to get back in the game and share her inspirational story with others.

    Rayna has been recognized with many prestigious awards in sports and has appeared in several national news outlets. Among them: HBO Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, CBS Sports, the CBS Early Show, and local news stations. Currently, she is a basketball coach and motivational speaker. She has keynoted events with NCAA schools, youth leadership groups, doctors, troubled youth, fortune 500 companies, etc.

    The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/

  • Dameon Berry: Army Veteran & Working Dog Trainer

    August 9th, 2018  |  1 hr 1 min
    andrew simmons, army veteran, carleena angwin, dameon berry, dog handler, dog trainer, dutch shepherd, east tennessee k9, hero's journey, ipo, joseph campbell, knoxville, malinois, military dog, military police, police dog, protection dog, service dog, swat, tennessee, the carleena show, veteran, working dog

    Dameon Berry is a US Army veteran, husband, father, and owner of East Tennessee K9, located just north of Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Since 2003, Dameon has trained working dogs for military and police forces; service dogs for veterans, children with special needs, and older adults; and search and rescue dogs to detect missing persons.

    His working dogs have been placed all over the world and have helped save and protect lives.

    In today’s episode, Dameon recounts the journey that led him to start training dogs.

    We also have a couple special appearances - his children tell us why they love their father, and his friend Andrew Simmons talks about Dameon’s mentorship and their unique friendship.

    The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/

  • Shannon Gilmore: TBI Does Not Define This Writer

    August 2nd, 2018  |  1 hr 30 mins
    173rd airborne, army, arteriovenous malformation, baltimore, carleena angwin, goucher college, hero's journey, horse lessons, joseph campbell, london, maryland, memoir, memory loss, mfa nonfiction, mount st. mary's, shannon gilmore, short term memory loss, tbi, the carleena show, towson, traumatic brain injury, vietnam veteran, writing

    When Shannon Gilmore was 15 years old, a tangle of arteries burst inside her skull and she was put in a medically induced coma for 3.5 weeks. Ten years after her brain bleed, she completed an MFA in Nonfiction and a thesis manuscript that is the beginning of her memoir. In our conversation today, we talk about the journey of who Shannon was before her brain trauma, who she was in the initial recovery, and who she is now.

    "I think everybody has a story that matters, but you have to figure out how and why it matters. My professor in college made me feel that my story mattered and needed to be told in its truth." - Shannon Gilmore

    The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/

  • Bridget Frank from Interviews With Exes

    July 29th, 2018  |  55 mins 11 secs
    acting, actor, anxiety, bridget frank, canada, carleena angwin, chattanooga, creativity, depression, director, empath, empath survival guide, empathic, hero’s journey, highly sensitive person, hsp, interviews, interviews with exes, joseph campbell, maria bamford, mental health awareness, new podcast, oprah, outside the box, painting, podcast, podcaster, producing, relationships, starting a podcast, tennessee, the carleena show, therapy, toronto, writer, writing

    Bridget Frank hosts and produces the Interviews with Exes podcast based out of Toronto. In today’s discussion, Bridget tells us why she went on a journey to interview all of her exes. She talks about depression, anxiety, being an empath, and how those three attributes, when left unmanaged, have impacted past relationships. We talk about insights Bridget has gained in the process, and the plans she has for protecting herself, and her creative ambitions in future relationships. If you are an empath, or if you are in a relationship with an empath, this episode is for you.

    The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/

    Interviews With Exes website: https://soundcloud.com/interviews-with-exes-podcast

    The Empath Survival Guide, by Judith Orloff M.D.: https://drjudithorloff.com/empath-survival-guide-description/

  • Fallen Five Chattanooga Tennessee

    July 16th, 2018  |  16 mins 31 secs
    9/11, chattanooga, fallen five, hero's journey, iraq war, joseph campbell, july 16 2015, marine corps, marine veteran, navy, peace corps, tennessee

    July 16, 2015 a gunman killed five servicemen at a Navy and Marine Corps reserve unit in Chattanooga Tennessee. I was a mile away at work and witnessed the city go on lockdown as 'active shooter situation' and 'no-fly zone' announcements appeared on the news. Although I didn't know those men, their lives and that incident impacted me in ways I couldn't have imagined. One year later, July 16, 2016 I met a Marine veteran of the Iraq war and our conversations and interactions over the next couple years would change the way I think. This episode is in honor of the men who lost their lives that virulent day, and it's also in honor of new friendships.

    The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/

  • Benjamin David: From Maximum Security To Youth Mentor And Entrepreneur

    July 11th, 2018  |  2 hrs 53 mins
    benjamin david, carleena angwin, coming of age, inspirational, memoir, mental health, mental health awareness, our hero within, personal development, prison system, self help, teen, the carleena show

    My guest, Benjamin David (https://ourherowithin.com/) was sent to maximum security prison shortly after his 18th birthday. 14 years later, he sat across from me via Skype and told me he had needed it. He's not the same man today and only wishes his mom could have seen his transformation. Today, Benjamin is an author, youth mentor, and fitness entrepreneur.

    The Carleena Show Podcast | https://carleena.net/podcast/ | Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey | Hosted and Produced by Carleena Angwin | Video Editing and Graphic Design by http://stevenllorca.com/

    [16:27] Take us back to your childhood and when things started to change for you as a teen.
    [33:00] Describe the day you were sent away to Mexico.
    [44:00] Are these U.S. kids? Where are they from?
    [54:10] You were able to leave when you turned 18? Tell me about that day.
    [1:01:06] What were your initial impressions of prison?
    [1:24:00] When did you meet your mentor?
    [1:45:00] Do you feel comfortable talking about your mom?
    [1:57:00] Tell me about the birds that started to appear.
    [2:09:00] “I thought maybe the world would give me a fresh start. That wasn’t the case.”
    [2:15:00] “I face rejection and stress by stepping outside that door.”
    [2:18:44] When did you decide that you wanted to write a book?
    [2:35:00] I’m writing it for teens and young adults who are lost like I was. Maybe a parent or friend can show them my book before it is too late.
    [2:38:00] What are your goals for the next few years?

  • Jennifer Silver: The Journey Of A Young Artist

    June 21st, 2018  |  45 mins 10 secs
    artist, atlanta, carleena angwin, chattanooga, comedy, directing, director, faculty, film, florida state university, fsu, georgia, humor, jen silver, jennifer silver, journey, mentors, ohio, plays, professor, teachers, tennessee, theater, travel, video camera, writer

    Today's guest moved from her small town in Ohio to downtown Atlanta to pursue her dream of directing and writing. She talks about the journey of discovering her passion at a young age and working diligently towards that goal ever since. But pursuing an artistic dream comes with its challenges. Jen unpacks those challenges with insight and humor.

    [14:10] "Creating art that speaks to people is an incredibly unique opportunity. I’ve been pursing that very diligently, much to my own dismay. Because it’s exhausting sometimes."
    [20:50] "Walk me through the highs and lows of a project cycle."
    [31:15] "How do you take your experiences from life and incorporate them into your art?"
    [37:00] "I’ve talked to so many people who can point to one year in their 20s and say, ‘this year sucked.’ For me, it was definitely 25. I hit rock bottom in a lot of areas in my life all at once. The day I turned 26, I said goodbye to something really big."

    The Carleena Show podcast is hosted by Carleena Angwin | Ordinary People Tell Their Hero's Journey

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  • Stephanie Jones: Trauma Survivor and Wounded Healer

    June 12th, 2018  |  49 mins 14 secs
    anxiety, carleena angwin, counseling, death, depression, half moon yoga, hero's journey, jack kornfield, joseph campbell, meditation, pema chodron, post traumatic stress, ptsd, ram dass, scad, shamanic yoga, stephanie jones, therapy, thich nhat hanh, toes yoga, trauma, trauma center, trauma sensitive yoga, yoga, yoga therapy

    As a trauma survivor and wounded healer, our guest Stephanie Jones personally understands the mind-body-spirit journey of trauma recovery, and she firmly believes that healing from trauma is possible [1:20]: What is a Wounded Healer? [2:00]: Stephanie takes us back and tells us her hero's journey [17:55]: “The bridge between yoga and counseling for me is trauma. I identify as a trauma survivor." [21:00]: What brings people to a Trauma Sensitive Yoga workshop? [33:00]: How do you use the hero’s journey in a trauma workshop? [45:00]: "This is an opportunity for me to share my gifts and medicines with the world, to spread some light, to spread some hope, to reassure people who are suffering, whether silently or out loud, that healing is possible. I’m living proof that healing is possible."

    The Carleena Show podcast is hosted by Carleena Angwin | Ordinary People Tell Their Hero's Journey

    Connect with us:

    Podcast Website: https://carleena.net/

    Subscribe on iTunes: https://apple.co/2JnNFRI

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carleenashow/

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