Landlocked country in Southeast Asia
Im heutigen Info befassen wir uns mit einer Studie der Hochschule Luzern, die untersucht, wie zufrieden die Schweizer Bevölkerung mit der Corona-Kommunikation der Behörden ist. Und wir werfen einen Blick nach Laos, ein Land, das in der internationalen Berichterstattung oft vergessen geht. Beiträge der Sendung: Pandemie: Jede*r Sechste glaubt an Fehlinformation Laos steht kurz vor ... >
Manche Länder gehen in der medialen Berichterstattung oft vergessen – zum Beispiel Laos, ein Binnenstaat in Südostasien mit rund sieben Millionen Einwohner*innen. An der Spitze des Landes steht eine kommunistische Einheitspartei, von den knapp 200 anerkannten Staaten der Welt haben 136 ein grösseres Bruttoinlandprodukt pro Kopf als Laos. Die lokalen Behörden verfolgten eine Zero-Covid Politik, welche ... >
Greg interviews the Luxembourgian Ambassador to Thailand, Jean-Paul Senninger. As a diplomat with a long list of postings around the world, from his home base at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Washington, D.C., Spain, Turkey and finally Bangkok, where he is the chief diplomat for several Southeast Asian nations. Jean-Paul talks about the difficulty of juggling differences of developed countries such as Singapore and Thailand with struggling countries such as Laos and Myanmar but admits that being based in Bangkok, with its friendly people and comfortable climate is a sweet gig. Next, the two talk about the history of relations between Thailand and Luxembourg. Because of Luxembourg's diminutive size, there have been no problems in the past between the two countries, but in modern times, the country's position in the center of Europe and as part of the European Union make it an ideal trading partner for Thailand. The Ambassador notes that Luxembourg actually runs the largest cargo shipping company in the world as well as one of the world's largest satellite companies, seemingly outperforming what one would expect from such a small country, which is only marginally bigger than Bangkok itself. Listen in to the rest of the interview as Ambassador Senninger addresses other issues such as Luxembourg's investment in green energy and what all countries, regardless of size or leadership type, should work toward attaining. Don't forget that Patrons get the ad-free version of the show as well as swag and other perks. And we'll keep our Facebook, Twitter, and LINE accounts active so you can send us comments, questions, or whatever you want to share.
What do we think we are doing when we pray to saints? Are we applying extra pressure on God? Are we relying upon some sort of magical powers that we think a saint might possess? Does the communion of saints that includes all of us offer a better understanding of what we are doing? Father William Grimm, who lives in New York, shares some thoughts on this.Produced by Binu AlexFor news in and about the Church in Asia, visit www.ucanews.com
A conversation with Jackie Nammathao Maldonao, a children's ministry director at the Hillside Amarillo North Grand Campus. Jackie was born in the United States, but her parents arrived in Amarillo as refugees from Laos. She grew up navigating a distinctly multicultural space, honoring her family's traditions while also fully embracing her American identity. In this conversation with host Jason Boyett, she shares about her upbringing, her struggles with identity and belonging, and how she transitioned from her Buddhist upbringing into the Christian faith. This episode is sponsored by Wieck Realty and the TEXAS Outdoor Musical.
Anthony Bourdain explores the enchanting scenery, distinctive aromas and exceptional food in the Southeast Asian country of Laos. Original Airdate: Season 9, 2017. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Hear about the life of the late Ollie and Winnie Kaetzel, who served as missionaries to East Asia during a time of great turmoil. Learn about how they dealt with fear during the communist takeover of Laos and Winnie's struggle with depression after working in Thailand's overflowing refugee camps. You can learn more about their life in Winnie's book, Bending with the Bamboo (available on Amazon).
Surnommé l'"explorateur aux pieds nus" , Auguste Pavie, fin connaisseur des civilisations indochinoises et partisan d'une colonisation respectueuse des coutumes locales, contribua notamment à l'établissement du protectorat français sur le Laos. Une fascination pour l'Indochine Né en 1847 en Bretagne, Auguste Pavie rejoint l'armée très tôt, sous le Second Empire, et intègre bientôt les rangs de l'infanterie de marine. En 1867, il est envoyé à Saïgon, en Cochinchine. Il découvre alors ce pays, qui fait partie de la péninsule indochinoise. le vif intérêt qu'il porte à cette civilisation et aux peuples indochinois ne se démentira jamais. Auguste Pavie vient de trouver sa voie. Pour l'heure, il quitte l'armée et entre dans l'administration des postes et télégraphes. En 1876, il est muté au Cambodge, à Kampot. Là encore, il est fasciné par la civilisation khmère, dont il découvre la richesse. À son contact, il commence d'ailleurs à perdre ses habitudes d'Occidental. Un explorateur doublé d'un diplomate Au début des années 1880, il est chargé de la mise en place d'une ligne télégraphique, qui doit relier Pnom Penh à Bangkok. À cette occasion, il est amené à négocier avec le Siam, future Thaïlande, sur le territoire duquel la ligne doit passer. Ses supérieurs, qui appréciaient déjà son emprise sur les hommes, remarquent alors ses talents de diplomate. Déjà jeune titulaire de la Légion d'honneur, il est nommé vice-consul au Laos. Après un bref retour en France, où il fonde l'École cambodgienne, future École coloniale, il revient en Thaïlande et décide d'explorer les régions du Haut-Laos. Il se lie d'amitié avec le Roi du pays, dont il sauve même la vie au cours d'une attaquie siamoise. C'est cette relation avec le souverain du Laos, mais aussi sa conception d'une cooinisation respectueuse des peuples locaux, qui permettent à Auguste Pavie, élevé au rang de ministre pénipotentiaire, d'obtenir, en 1889, le protectorat du Laos pour la France. En 1895, Auguste Pavie rentre en France, où il se consacre à la rédaction de livres sur son expérience d'explorateur ou les traditions du Cambodge. Il meurt en 1925. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
La guerra en la jungla fue perfeccionada en Vietnam del Norte. Desde las ciudades escondidas en los túneles, el Viet Cong lanzaba operaciones que resultaban terroríficas por su ingenio, salvajismo y persistencia. La batalla de diez días por el lugar que llegó a conocerse como Hamburger Hill, constituyó quizás el conflicto clásico de la guerra de Vietnam. Reconstruyendo historias recientemente descubiertas de los dos bandos, conoceremos cómo los comandantes estadounidenses cometieron el error de librar esta batalla como lo habían hecho durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Los norvietnamitas, empleando una serie de estrategias muy diferentes, construyeron un laberinto masivo de túneles y, entonces, cuando la batalla se volvió contra ellos, se desvanecieron en Laos. Los soldados americanos, finalmente desesperados, acabaron preguntándose si realmente valió la pena.
Listen to news from and about the Church in Asia in a capsule around 10 minutes.Natural disasters have hit Asian nations, affecting millions of people from Afghanistan to Bangladesh, India and China. These stories and more in this week's podcast.Filed by UCA News reporters, compiled by Rock Ronald Rozario, edited by Peter Hill, presented by John Laurenson, background score by Andre Louis and produced by Binu Alex for ucanews.comFor news in and about the Church in Asia, visit www.ucanews.comTo contribute please visit www.ucanews.com/donateTwitter Handle: twitter.com/ucanews
Ron visits a village in Laos to catch up with the nation's hard-working pastors. He is introduced to a former witch doctor who once had access to powerful dark magic. Ron learns that the pastor turned to the Gospel when family members became ill, and he could do nothing to save them. Listen to find out why this man made a profound and lasting impact on Ron.
Rosanna M. LoMeo is an Intuitive and Certified Life Transformed Coach, Breathwork Facilitator, Sound Healer, Author, Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) Master/Teacher, Energy Healer, Usui Reiki Master, Licensed Massage Therapist of 25 years, Angel Card Reader, B.A. in Psychology and Italian from Rutgers University. Rosanna is the creator of New Beginnings with Rosanna, LLC where she helps divorced women heal their hearts and fearlessly move forward to their happily ever after. She is an Atlantean High Priestess, “The Voice” and Emissary of the 8th Dimensional planet Laos. She teaches classes about Galactic high vibrational frequencies via Light Language in her Awakening Home Academy. These loving and healing energies assist humanity to awaken, remember and re-connect with our Galactic family. Listen & Subscribe on: iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / Spotify Contact Info Website: www.newbeginningswithrosanna.com Book: Once Upon A Thought Book: A Little Bit of Heaven Most Influential Person Buddha Effect on Emotions I think emotions are something that most folks are afraid of. When I was younger, going through a lot of trauma, we were taught to hide our emotions, to stuff our emotions, to suppress our emotions, to the point where we were numb. I had to learn and relearn how to feel my emotions and differentiate between sadness and anger, to have the allowance, to feel those emotions deeply, and to allow them to have a voice and to express them in a healthy way. Emotions are our compass to let us know where we are in life and whether we need to course-correct. They're actually our body and soul's way of getting in touch with us Thoughts on Breathing Breathing is such a wonderful, transformational tool. It really helps us to get connected to our breath. It's free. Most of us do not breathe properly. We breathe up here, like very shallow. We do not do belly breath and the belly breath is just so relaxing. Watch a baby breathe, they make nice, deep breaths, and it's a way to calm your emotions and it's also very healing. So if we have any blocks or any trauma stuck in our bodies, even from previous lifetimes, it really helps to relieve and to free ourselves from those blocks and in our energy field so that we can really live in the present moment and be who we really are, which is why we're here. Suggested Resources Book: The Heart of Awareness: A Translation of the Ashtavakra Gita by Thomas Byron Bullying Story When I was eight years old, I came here from Italy and I didn't know the language. I went to Catholic school and as children are, I was made fun of, teased, and, laughed at because I didn't understand the language. It was very difficult for me to express myself. I just remember crying one day, we were having a test, and some, I don't even know who it was took my pencils, and I couldn't communicate. I just sat there and just cried. The nun was like, where are your pencils, and I couldn't even articulate that I had them, but somebody took it, and I couldn't even say that, and I would just go home crying. Being a mother of two, I watched my children being bullied on the bus, being bullied at school. They used to knock my son's books on the floor, and you would have to pick them up. As a parent, you just want to protect your child, you don't want them to ever go through that. To me, bullying is power over somebody so that you feel better and I think that's just children's way of empowering themselves. The book, Once Upon A thought is a children's book. It's like, if everyone knew who they really were, then you wouldn't have to ever bully anyone. Because you know that you are special, you know that you are unique. Once Upon A Thought There is nobody like me, and there's no one like you and there's no one like them. It's not necessary to bully to get that power from somebody else, because you have that power within you. Once Upon A Thought I think teaching children breathwork and just how important and special they are, and giving them that presence, that attention, and that love they desire from their parents is just so important hopefully the bullying will stop. Once Upon A Thought Related Episodes Healing With Tao Calligraphy; Dr & Master Sha Enjoy The Gift of the Present; Jennifer Ibbotson Rodriguez 228 Fear Is Not Real Explains Salt Water Buddha Author Jaimal Yogis Special Offer Are you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I'm Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.
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Souphalak (Peckie) Inthaphatha is a recent PhD graduate from Nagoya University in Healthcare Administration. Eiko Yamamoto is a professor from the Department of Healthcare Administration at Nagoya University. She also responsible for the Young Leaders' Program for the Ministry of Health in Asia.In this episode Peckie and Eiko talk about their recent studies on menstrual health and factors associated with school absence among student girls in Luang Prabang Province, Lao PDR, and factors associated with postpartum depression among women in Vientiane Capital in Lao PDR.Connect with Peckie and Eiko to learn more about their work at the following links:Visit Eiko's Profile on the Nagoya University WebsiteConnect withe Peckie on Facebook Support the show
The House Jan. 6 committee is set to hear from local officials who fended off Donald Trump's pressure to overturn the 2020 presidential election. The panel investigating the U.S. Capitol attack resumes Tuesday with testimony from Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger about Trump's call asking him to “find 11,780” votes to prevent Joe Biden's election victory. His deputy Gabe Sterling and Arizona's Republican state leader Rusty Bowers are also key witnesses. The panel will focus on how Trump pressured battleground state officials with schemes to reject state tallies and electors, all fueled by his false claims of election fraud. Documents examined by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV show armed police officers stood in a Uvalde elementary school hallway with at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the school, where he killed 21 people, 19 of them children. The outlets' report, which did not indicate the source of the documents, nevertheless intensifies the anguish and questions over why police didn't act sooner to stop the May 24 slaughter in the Robb Elementary School classroom. The outlets reported that gunfire could be heard as much as 29 minutes before officers entered the classroom and killed the gunman. President Joe Biden has signed off on giving federal wildland firefighters a hefty raise for the next two fiscal years. The move announced Tuesday affects more than 16,000 firefighters and comes as much of the West braces for a difficult wildfire season. Pay raises for the federal firefighters had been included in last year's $1 trillion infrastructure bill, but they had been held up as administration officials studied recruitment and retention data to decide where to deliver them. Agencies are authorized to increase the base salary of federal wildland firefighters by $20,000 per year or 50% of their current base salary, whichever is lower. A giant stingray caught in the Mekong River last week is more than a giant — it is the biggest of them all. Scientists say the stingray that measured 13 feet from snout to tail is the world's largest recorded freshwater fish. It was documented by Wonders of the Mekong, a joint Cambodian-U.S. research project. The Mekong runs through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is home to several species of giant freshwater fish, but environmental pressures are threatening their survival. Researchers say the fish's size is important because fish take time to mature. The stingray was implanted with a tracking tag before it was released back into the river. At the Stanley Cup Finals, The Lightning come back swinging, Red Sox rookie pitcher Josh Winckowski earns his way into the rotation, Atlanta breaks a tie with a ninth inning single, and the Brewers dominate in Milwaukee. The nation's youngest children are getting their chance at vaccines for COVID-19. Shots began Monday at a few locations, though they were expected to ramp up after the Juneteenth federal holiday. The Food and Drug Administration cleared vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer last week and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gave the final signoff over the weekend. Roughly 18 million youngsters under 5 are eligible. For the little kids, Pfizer's vaccine is three shots and Moderna's is two shots. Getting some parents on board may be a challenge given disappointing vaccination rates in school-age kids. President Joe Biden says he's considering a holiday on the federal gasoline tax. That could possibly save U.S. consumers as much as 18.4 cents a gallon. Biden indicated to reporters Monday that his decision could come by the end of the week. The administration is increasingly looking for ways to spare the public from higher prices at the pump, which began to climb last year and surged after Russia invaded Ukraine in February. Gas prices nationwide are averaging just under $5 a gallon, according to AAA. Taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel help pay for highways. A college basketball player was killed and eight other people were wounded Monday in an early-morning shooting at a gathering in Harlem, New York City police said. Officers responded around 12:40 a.m. to reports of a shooting on a footpath along FDR Drive and found several people wounded. Other victims went to hospitals on their own. Twenty-one-year-old Houston Baptist University senior Darius Lee was killed, the Texas university said. The wounded included six males and two females. The shooting comes amid national concern over gun violence and as the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether to strike down a law making it difficult to legally carry handguns in New York. A legislative committee investigating the deadly shooting at a Texas elementary school last month is set to hear more testimony from law enforcement officers. State Rep. Dustin Burrows, who is chairing the committee investigating the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, says they will hear more witness testimony from the Uvalde Police Department, and will speak with another officer from the school district police and a member of the Department of Public Safety. After Burrows' opening statements Monday, the committee went into executive session, blocking the public from hearing witness testimony. WNBA co-owner Ginny Gilder says fighting for equal treatment as a rower at Yale 46 years ago radicalized her. Gilder says what she has learned from that experience of being discriminated against for the first time in her life has helped her succeed in the business world. As Title IX marks its 50th anniversary this year, Gilder is one of countless women who benefited from the enactment and execution of the law, translating those opportunities into becoming leaders in their professional careers. Any success the WNBA has had Gilder says is because of the law, pointing out that “we wouldn't exist as a league without Title IX." France has awakened to an ecstatic Marine Le Pen after her party's far-right candidates for parliament sent shockwaves through the political establishment. They helped deny President Emmanuel Macron's centrist alliance an absolute majority. Le Pen's National Rally party didn't win the two rounds of voting in the parliamentary election that ended Sunday. But it secured more than 10 times the seats it won five years ago. It was only a couple of months ago that Le Pen lost the presidential election to Macron. But now it was her turn to gloat on Monday since she knows she can use the seats in the National Assembly to thwart Macron's domestic agenda. Britain is facing its biggest rail strikes in decades after last-minute talks between a union and train companies failed to reach a settlement over pay and job security. Up to 40,000 cleaners, signalers, maintenance workers and station staff are due to walk out for three days this week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The strike is expected to shut down the rail network across the country. Millions of people in Britain are seeing their cost of living soar, and unions say a new wave of strikes is likely if they don't get pay increases. The Conservative government says large raises will spark a wage-price spiral driving inflation even higher. —The Associated Press See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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The Fed hiked interest rate by 75bps, the largest increase at a meeting since 1994. What can we expect in the remaining four FOMC meetings this year? As ASEAN are largely food exporters, what are the opportunities and risks as a result of food inflation? And what's the likelihood of Laos defaulting on its debts? 00:31 - Roundup - Winson Phoon 04:20 - Fed ups 75bps - Suhaimi Ilias 10:51 - Food inflation, crisis - Chua Hak Bin 18:25 - ID interest rate - Lee Ju Ye 20:50 - Laos to default? - Brian Lee 25:52 - S-REITs winners, losers - Chua Su Tye 28:47 - PH property drivers - Miguel Sevidal 30:28 - ID plantations - Ong Chee Ting Producer: Noelle Lim, Maybank IBG
Listen to news from and about the Church in Asia in a capsule around 10 minutes.Rising attacks against Christians have triggered alarm in India and Myanmar. These stories and more in this week's podcast.Filed by UCA News reporters, compiled by Rock Ronald Rozario, edited by Peter Hill, presented by John Laurenson, background score by Andre Louis and produced by Binu Alex for ucanews.comFor news in and about the Church in Asia, visit www.ucanews.comTo contribute please visit www.ucanews.com/donateTwitter Handle: twitter.com/ucanews
Whether or not they really exist, ghosts teach us something about what is happening in the Church. The Church as we have known it is dying in much of the world. We can, like ghosts, hang on to what and where we have been. Or, we can trust that the pattern of Christ's cross, grave, and resurrection is the way that God is drawing us into a new creation.Father William Grimm, who lives in Japan, shares some thoughts on this.Produced by Binu AlexFor news in and about the Church in Asia, visit www.ucanews.com
The Greater Mekong Region – comprising Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and China - is seeking new ways to develop and promote tourism after the ravages of Covid-19. This week, Gary and Hannah welcome Phnom Penh-based Catherine Germier-Hamel, CEO of Destination Mekong, and a passionate advocate of sustainable tourism development. Born in France of Eurasian heritage, she spent several years working in South Korea, including 6 years as Director of Global Programs for the UNWTO's Sustainable Tourism Eliminating Poverty (ST-EP) Foundation. Cathy recently relocated to Cambodia to head-up Destination Mekong, a regional destination marketing organisation that provides a bridge between private sector travel operators and the Ministries of Tourism of Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Cathy discusses the challenges and opportunities ahead for travel and tourism in the Greater Mekong Region, and "new, smart models fit for the 21st century" in areas such as community tourism and wellbeing travel.
His comrades called him “Killer.” Of the elite paratroopers who served in the venerated “Band of Brothers” during the Second World War, none were more enigmatic than Ronald Speirs. Rumored to have gunned down enemy prisoners and even one of his own disobedient sergeants, Speirs became a foxhole legend among his troops. But who was the real Lieutenant Speirs? In Fierce Valor, historians Jared Frederick and Erik Dorr unveil the fuller story of Easy Company's longest-serving commander. Tested by trials of extreme training, military rivalry, and lost love, Speirs's international odyssey begins as an immigrant child in Prohibition-era Boston and continues through the bloody campaigns of France, Holland, and Germany. But 1945 did not mark an end to Speirs's military adventures. Uncovered by sharp scholarship, his lesser-known exploits in Korea, the Cold War, and embattled Laos also come to light for the first time. Packed with groundbreaking research, Fierce Valor unveils a compelling portrait of an officer defined by boldness on the battlefield and the inherent costs of war. His story serves as a telling reminder that few soldiers escape the power of their own pasts.
Angi se considère comme une citoyenne du monde. Avec une mère allemande et un père laotien, c'est au Laos qu'elle grandit jusqu'à ses 11 ans avant de partir pour la Thaïlande, puis les Philippines. Elle fait toute sa scolarité en école française à l'étranger ce qui lui permet de parler couramment plusieurs langues. Un atout qu'elle décide d'entretenir en faisant des études de traductrice entre la France et l'Allemagne. C'est d'ailleurs un stage qui la mènera en Suisse, le pays où elle est actuellement installée. Dans cet épisode, Kelly et Angi reviennent sur toutes les questions pratiques quant à la vie en Suisse : coût de la vie, salaires, trouver une chambre, faire sa demande de permis de travail, transport, assurance maladie… Tout ce dont tu pourrais avoir besoin pour t'installer toi aussi dans ce petit pays montagneux. Pour plus d'info sur la detaxation 2.0 dont Kelly te parle, c'est sur le site internet ZappTax. Et pour retrouver Angi sur Instagram, c'est
An APA Heritage Month special: Join us for an online panel discussion with two AAPI women touching on the lived experiences of being an AAPI woman today. They'll cover a wide range of issues, including the mental health impact of issues such as racism, gender violence, and oppression. Show editorially warning About the SpeakersOakland City Council President Pro Tem Sheng Thao grew up in poverty, the 7th of 10 kids. Her parents met in a refugee camp in Thailand after each fled their home country of Laos and the genocide against the Hmong people. Thao's parents immigrated to America, settling in Stockton, where they would make a living farming vegetables. It was here Thao was born. She left home at the age of 17. When her son Ben was 10 months old, Thao got a job at Merritt College and also started taking classes. And, with the help of welfare and a Head Start program for Ben, she put herself through school. She became class valedictorian, then transferred to UC Berkeley, where she co-founded a food access program for low-income students and graduated with a degree in legal studies. She eventually ran for Oakland's City Council District 4 and won, becoming the first Hmong-American woman Councilmember in California history. She's currently Council president pro tem and chairs the Rules and Legislation Committee. Thao received the 2021 Powerful Women of the Bay Award for her work on behalf of Oakland's diverse neighborhoods, and has been honored by the Alameda Labor Council for her record of delivering for working families. Thao is also president of the League of California Cities API Caucus, and has served on boards for the Redwood Heights Association and Oakland Asian Cultural Center. She is an Oakland mayoral candidate. Connie Wun, Ph.D., is the executive director and co-founder AAPI Women Lead. As a part of her work in ending racial and gender-based violence, she leads national research projects on race, gender, and violence. Wun is a 2020 Soros Justice Fellow, a former National Science Foundation fellow, and a recipient of numerous awards, including the 2021 California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus Excellence in Civil Rights award and 2021 Gold House A100 award. Her research has been published in academic journals, anthologies, and online platforms. She is also a former high school teacher, college educator, sex worker, and sexual assault counselor. SPEAKERS Sheng Thao Oakland City Council President Pro Tem Connie Wun Ph.D., Executive Director and Co-founder, AAPI Women Lead Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Host In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on May 19th, 2022 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The purpose of this session is to obtain an overview of the key elements of the new Christian Global Health in Perspective course designed to prepare both those trained in the medical professions and others about the biblical, historical, cultural and strategic aspects of evidence-based global health service. Wholeness from the perspective of shalom will form a sustainable framework upon which one can build effective transformational service among the nations, because health concerns everyone.
Welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break #32, where we are pleased to welcome Regina Beach as our guest! Our Coffee Break series is your chance to get to know members of our diverse OMS community. In each episode, you'll join Geoff Allix for an intimate chat with a different member of our global community. Our guests will share their personal stories and talk about their challenges and victories, large and small. We hope you find common cause and a source of inspiration from the stories of these very special people. As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome by emailing email@example.com. Regina is a very special guest for many reasons, including being an American living in the UK, and being an OMSer who works for the charity as its Trusts and Community Fundraising Manager. We hope you enjoy this episode's conversation with Regina, coming to you straight from the UK. Regina's Bio: Regina Beach is an American living in the Welsh Valleys with her British husband. She was diagnosed with RRMS in April 2021 and adopted the Overcoming MS program shortly thereafter. She is a yoga teacher and writer who regularly leads workshops and publishes poetry and essays. She enjoys cooking and is writing an oil-free vegan cookbook with her husband. She also works part time as the Trusts and Community Fundraising Manager for Overcoming MS. Prior to diagnosis she was an avid long-distance cycler. Her goal is to feel strong enough and balanced enough to get back in the saddle. Questions: Regina, welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break. We're so pleased to have you on our program. The purpose of this series is to better get to know some of the diverse members of our community from around the world, and today you're in the hot seat. Can you tell us a little about your day-to-day life? When were you diagnosed with MS? Can you provide some context on that? When were you diagnosed and how did you initially deal with it? At which point did you come across the OMS program? How was that experience for you? Why did you decide to start following it? I understand that you're rated as having significant disability on the EDSS scale. Has the OMS Program helped alleviate this, or had no effect? What are your thoughts on people with MS choosing other types of diets or lifestyle protocols that are not OMS? Let's shift gears a little bit and talk about your professional life. You used to be a schoolteacher in the US, but now you live in the UK with your British husband, and you actually work part-time for OMS as its Trusts and Community Fundraising Manager. How did that transition come about? OMS is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and there are some special events in the wings. I understand you're involved in some of these, such as OMS Birthday Trivia in June, and the Big Picnic in July. Can you tell us a little about what to expect? Since you work in fundraising, what advice would you give to people in our community who want to get involved in this domain to help the charity? My next question straddles the personal and professional realm: you're a devout yoga and meditation practitioner, and you also teach it. Can you tell us how that's helped you, and share some tips on how others can get into the groove of a daily mindfulness practice? Regina, thank you so much for being on Living Well with MS Coffee Break and allowing our community to get to know one of its own a little better. One last question before you go, and it's a bit of a tradition in that we ask it of all our Coffee Break guests. If you tap into your experience with MS generally and OMS specifically for a nugget of wisdom that would help people ease into and better adopt the OMS program, what would that advice be? Three Interesting Facts About Regina (in her own words): I'm a yoga teacher and have changed my practice to be gentler and exploratory. I used to teach hot 26+2 (Bikram style). I used to be a public-school teacher in Chicago where I taught secondary art and design. I have significant disability, with my neurologist most recently rating my EDSS at 6.5. I have incomplete remission, so my symptoms are always with me. Regina's Links: Check out Regina on Instagram, all about her adventures with whole food plant-based eating. Read Regina's newsletter, all about creativity through movement, art, and whole food plant-based cooking. Have a peek at Regina's website. Coming up on our next episode: On the next episode of Living Well with MS, premiering June 15, 2022, meet Shari Short – MS patient advocate, professional in healthcare communications, and naturally, a standup comedian – and learn from her experience with MS how laughter can be a powerful medicine in itself. Don't miss out: Subscribe to this podcast and never miss an episode. You can catch any episode of Living Well with MS here or on your favorite podcast listening app. For your convenience, a full episode transcript is also available on all platforms within 72 hours of each episode's premiere. If you like our program, don't be shy and leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you tune into the show. And feel free to share your comments and suggestions for future guests and episode topics by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. S4E52b Transcript Coffee Break #32 with Regina Beach Geoff Allix (00:00): Welcome to Living Well With MS Coffee Break, a part of the Living Well with MS podcast family from Overcoming MS, the world's leading Multiple Sclerosis healthy lifestyle charity, celebrating its 10th year of serving the MS community. I'm your host, Geoff Allix. Today, you'll meet someone living with MS from our diverse and global Overcoming MS community. Our Coffee Break series invites you into the lives of each guest. They share their personal MS journeys, and speak openly about their challenges and victories, large and small. We hope you find some common cause and a source of inspiration from the stories of these very special people. You can check out our show notes for more information and useful links. You can find these on our website at www.overcomingms.org/podcast. If you enjoy the show, please spread the word about us on your social media channels or leave a review wherever you tune into our podcast. Finally, don't forget to subscribe to Living Well with MS on your favorite podcast platform, so you never miss an episode. So, get your favorite beverage ready, and let's meet today's guest on Living Well with MS Coffee Break. Welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break #32, where we are pleased to welcome Regina Beach as our guest. Regina is an American living in the Welsh Valleys with her British husband. She was diagnosed with Relapse-Remitting MS in April 2021 and adopted the Overcoming MS program shortly thereafter. She's a yoga teacher and writer who regularly leads workshops and publishes poetry and essays. She enjoys cooking and is writing an oil-free vegan cookbook with her husband. She also works part-time as the Trusts and Community Fundraising Manager for Overcoming MS. Prior to diagnosis, she was an avid long-distance cycler. Her goal is to feel strong enough and balanced enough to get back in the saddle. Regina, welcome to Living Well with MS Coffee Break. We're very glad to have you on our program. So the purpose of this series is to get a better understanding of the members of our community from around the world, and today you are in the hot seat. So, could you tell us a bit about your day-to-day life? Regina Beach (02:12): Sure. Thanks, Geoff, for having me. I am American, but I do live in the UK. So, my day-to-day life takes place in South Wales where I am a writer, a yoga teacher, and I also work part-time for Overcoming MS as the Trusts and Community Fundraising Manager, which means I help people who want to do a charity bike ride, or a race, or if they want to sell something, or raise funds for OMS. I help in whatever way, sending out swag, helping promote and advertise, and working with some really cool OMSers doing amazing things. In terms of my day-to-day, I was diagnosed with Relapsing-Remitting MS in April of 2021, so not that long ago, and so I am still in the middle of figuring out what works best for me and how to fully embrace the OMS lifestyle. I jumped in right away about a month after diagnosis, I found the website, devoured it, and soon after got the book, read it, joined the Facebook group. I really feel like this is the pathway back to health, or to living as well as I possibly can, for me. Geoff Allix (03:40): So how was it being diagnosed mid-COVID pandemic? I'm guessing that's made a difference. Regina Beach (03:50): Yeah, absolutely, because I really put off getting the tingles in my feet checked out for a long time. I wasn't really in pain; I wasn't really having mobility issues. I was just having lots of numbness in my feet. And since I had been extra active in 2019, I did miles of swimming, biking, and running, I thought I was just experiencing some overuse residual something. And I really put it off and put it off, and it wasn't until my acupuncturist was like, "Your cold tingly feet, really, I haven't been able to do anything about this. I really think you should go to your GP and get some blood work done." And I'm really glad that she said that because I think, especially for people who like to tough it out or who are used to doing physical things and maybe having their body have adjust to stuff, I really wasn't thinking that I had something neurologically wrong with me. And so then, obviously it took a little bit of time to check, I didn't have low B12, I didn't have low iron. My GP thought maybe I had a pinched nerve and just ordered a cervical MRI, and then eventually a full MRI. And then I ended up in the hospital for a week because I was having, I guess, a big relapse where I really had some terrible symptoms, and was losing mobility, and ended up with the diagnosis about a year after I really first started having those tingles. So, I do feel like I'm getting good care now, but I feel like the road to finding that diagnosis and really finding my way was definitely prolonged because of the pandemic. Geoff Allix (05:38): And I think MS is a difficult one anyway, because it's not like we have a key symptom. Most things you can say, "Yeah, that's likely to be that because you've got this key symptom." We're like, "Well, actually it could be anything." Your nerves do everything in your body, and we've got a problem with our nerves, so it could be, people have got eye problems, walking problems, bladder problems, temperature problems, pins and needles problems, and they're all MS. So yeah, it is really difficult. Regina Beach (06:07): Yeah, exactly, and you don't necessarily think of, "Oh, I need to pee all the time," as being connected to this idea that the grip in my left hand is not as strong as it used to be. You don't make that connection naturally, I think, because MS symptoms can run the gamut. Geoff Allix (06:25): So, when did you come across OMS? How did you find out about OMS? And how did that go for you? Regina Beach (06:33): My whole life, I have said, "If I ever get really sick," kind of jokingly, "I'm just going to become a monk and be a vegan and live in the woods." And so obviously, one of the first things I Googled was, what's the best diet for MS, because I understand that what we put into our body is the molecules that we become. And so I thought, okay, someone has got to have been doing research on this, and so I came across Swank, and then came across Jelinek, and then the evidence was just so compelling to me. I spent a month researching recipes, getting rid of stuff in the fridge, overhauling things. My husband's been really wonderful and has changed his diet too, so we cook together. We're writing down our recipes and compiling a cookbook. We have an Instagram where we post recipes. It's been really fun, and it's been a huge change because I used to really love cheese and dairy, and my husband used to be big into smoking meats and grilling meats, and so we've just done a 180 with our meals, and it's really helpful to have somebody to co-plan with and cook with. Like last night, we had some smoked fish and veg, and it's actually really amazing what you can do, cooking without oil, that I had no idea was possible. So I'm actually really happy that we found this. He's a triathlete and has found a lot of benefits from the diet portion of Overcoming MS as well, and I've always been a meditator of sorts, but now I feel like it's really key, and I definitely carve out the time more than I used to for that component. And yeah, I do take a DMT, and I'm hopeful that with everything together, I'll get some more mobility back because I walk currently with two sticks, and I'm really hoping to one day be able to walk without a mobility aid. Geoff Allix (08:42): Yeah. That was the next thing I was going to ask actually, so you are listed as having significant disability on the EDSS scale. So what's two sticks? That's somewhere up like four and a half, five, or something on the scale? Regina Beach (08:55): Yeah, so I don't leave the house without at least one stick and it really just depends on how my balance is feeling that day. And sometimes, if we're at a museum or if I'm out and about in a big public arena, I've used a wheelchair before, just because walking long distances is really tough for me. And that was really heartbreaking because it was something that, hiking and long-distance trekking are things that have been a really important part of my life up to this point. I did the Camino de Santiago, and I've done a lot of long-distance cycle trips across Europe and Asia and North America, and I feel really lucky that I was able to do those things. But yeah, so being in this new body of mine that doesn't function the same way, and is really slow, and I have foot drop on the left side, and it's really a big adjustment, and I don't think I'm totally there. I dream of running sometimes, or I dream that I can walk. Geoff Allix (10:08): Literally in your dreams? Regina Beach (10:09): Literally in my dreams. Geoff Allix (10:10): I have that as well. Some people say, "Does that make you sad because you've lost it?" And it's actually no, when you half wake up and you're just coming out of a dream, if I'm getting back to sleep, I'm just like, "I'd love to get back into that dream again," the one where I'm running around. Regina Beach (10:25): Yes. Geoff Allix (10:26): Because it's like memories of what used to be, and very similar stuff I used to do, like do a lot of mountain walking and hiking and cycling and stuff. The things now that I think would be an amazing achievement, whereas before it would be climbing Mont Blanc or something, now it's like, something less daunting. I mean, if I can do something like Snowden, or something that's not a hard mountain, that would be such an achievement for me. I mean, I don't know if it's achievable because I'm not really, I'm similar to you, I always take a stick when I go out, but I'm not ruling out that I can get a bit better. Regina Beach (11:04): That's how I feel. Geoff Allix (11:06): There are people I've come across, who like me, think those aids, they're not disabling, they're enabling. So, using mobility aids, and certainly, yeah, so I've got an E-Trike that I use partly also as a mobility scooter sometimes because I can just put it a walk mode and just trundle along. Because I just, yeah, the distance is the problem really, whereas I'd love to go on a city break where I just wander around all day. But now I- Regina Beach (11:39): I love that, yes, where you're just walking miles and miles and seeing all the things, and now you have to be a little more deliberate about where you're going to go, how long is it going to take, and where can you take a rest? But it doesn't mean you can't do it. So I was really nervous to take my first international trip since having mobility issues, but my husband and I went to Egypt over Christmas and New Year's, and it was amazing how much we were able to do and how accommodating people are when you just explain the situation, and how much people want to help and make things as easy as possible. So, we did a snorkeling trip and everyone on the boat was super helpful because that is, as someone who has balance issues, it's a nightmare to walk around on a boat. Geoff Allix (12:27): Yeah. Well I've been scuba diving twice since I've had MS. Regina Beach (12:27): Nice. Geoff Allix (12:33): Yeah, I've been scuba diving in Costa Rica and in Thailand, because I used to scuba dive a lot, but actually I thought, well, why not? Because there's not a balance issue. Regina Beach (12:33): Yeah. Once you're in the water, it's great. Geoff Allix (12:44): Yeah. And actually when you're scuba diving, you don't really, really, it's not a lot of exertion, because otherwise you use up all your air basically. So you are trying to do everything in a very gentle motion, so I still have the skills, and yeah, the problem is getting on and off the boat. On the boat, because it's moving around, there's loads of stuff to hold onto because everyone's got to hold onto stuff, so actually it wasn't that bad. So yeah, I could do that, and that was really cool. Regina Beach (13:11): Yeah, and it is just about finding what you can do and leaning into what you can do, and making new goals, like you said. There's a little lake, we live right near the Cwmcarn Forest Drive, and one of my goals is to make it around that whole little lake without taking a break. And that is a very small goal compared to maybe what I used to be doing, but that's fine, that's where I'm at right now, and I'd rather be getting out there and trying for that. And also I just really appreciate my good days because, obviously, I used to take walking and running for granted, and now I'm like, "Oh, I feel great today. I'm definitely going to go out for a walk or for a little hike." So there's the small joys. Geoff Allix (13:58): Yeah. And the next question is, what are your thoughts on people with MS choosing other types of diets or lifestyle alternative to OMS? Regina Beach (14:11): Yeah, so this is really interesting. Since being diagnosed and disclosing my diagnosis, I've had a lot of people say, "Oh I have MS too," or "I have another autoimmune condition," which I think is really interesting, how much you don't know about your acquaintances. I feel like disclosing brought me really close to some people who I had no idea also had things that they were dealing with. But I also think that it's a really personal decision about how you're going to self-manage your condition, and so I've definitely had to be firm, but kind, in my approach saying, "I'm sticking with OMS. This is what I want to do. If you want to do paleo, you want to do another diet, that's fine." I think it really comes down to how you feel and what you can stick with. And so anybody who is managing through lifestyle, I think deserves big kudos. Anyone who's making these big changes in their lives, whether it's adding exercise or mindfulness, or taking supplements, or whatever it is. I think we're not really at odds with most of the other diets, they are mostly whole food based, they are mostly much healthier than the standard Western diet, and I think that you want to be encouraging, this idea that we have autonomy to make changes that aren't just dictated from a neurologist or a GP, that we can do something for ourselves. Geoff Allix (15:46): Yeah, and I've spoken to people on different protocols, Mathew Embry, Best Bet Diet, talked to him, and the commonality is greater than the differences. Regina Beach (16:00): Much more. Geoff Allix (16:01): And with the Wahls protocol similarly, basically they're all non-dairy, they're all low saturated fat, they're all whole food based. Now it may be that you have organic grass fed, lean meat occasionally on the Best Bet Diet. It may be that you have, gluten is okay on OMS, which is not on others. So there's little bits on the edges, but the core bits are really the same, low saturated fat, whole food diet with no dairy, is basically common across all of them. And I think- Regina Beach (16:39): Yeah, and even Swank had low fat meat after year one on his original diet, which the OMS diet is built on, so there is so much that is in that same vein. Geoff Allix (16:53): Yeah. I think some people, as well, because there's a lot of stuff with fasting now as well, and I think there's a lot of interest in fasting. And the paleo diet, if you cut out all your carbs, then you put your body into a fasting state, but when you talk to the neurologist about this, when you are proposing this, they're saying, "Oh yeah, we're not actually encouraging you to just go on an Atkins diet because that would put you into a fasting state, but that's not actually healthy. What you want to be doing is going to fasting state by reducing the time window you eat, or not eating for a day, a week," these different ways of doing it, and then eating a healthy lifestyle. So there's sort of like- Regina Beach (17:35): Yes, and not just putting yourself into ketosis for the sake of it by not consuming carbs, which are really in everything, and as long as you're eating whole grains, is very, very healthy. That's what so many cultures and indigenous people's whole diets are based on, potatoes, or rice, or other grains. And I think cutting them out is, like you're saying, it's not healthy for the long haul. Geoff Allix (18:06): So, to change a little bit and talk about your professional life, you were a schoolteacher in the US, moved to the UK and live with your British husband, and now work part-time for OMS as the Trusts and Community Fundraising Manager, as you mentioned. So how did that transition come about? Regina Beach (18:27): Oh my gosh, I feel that life in Chicago, when I was teaching in public schools there, is a lifetime ago. I was really burnt out, it's a really tough job. I really give a lot of praise to all of the schoolteachers out there, especially in these strange times. But I was really at a point in my career where I was turning into the type of teacher I didn't want to be and needed to pivot, and so I decided to take a year to do a Fulbright Fellowship in Laos in Southeast Asia, and that was my last full year of teaching. I taught teacher candidates there, and that's actually where I met my now husband, who was on a motorcycle adventure through Southeast Asia, and came back to visit me a couple times. And so, through that process, I was really thinking, okay, what is it that I really like? What is it that I really want to do? I did yoga teacher training. I became a lot more interested in mindfulness and moving meditation, and pivoted back to my first love, which was writing. I studied journalism in university, and really decided, okay, I want to pursue writing. And so some of my work with Overcoming MS is grant writing, and blog writing, and press releases, and I also write essays and poetry in my own time. And so, I'm just trying to carve out a life that's more reflective of my values and what I really enjoy and what I want to spend my time doing. And I was kind of already in that mode when I was diagnosed, but since diagnosis, it's been even more acute that, the time I have, I want to spend it focusing on the things that I really enjoy, and the things where I feel like I can make a big difference. Geoff Allix (20:31): So OMS is celebrating its 10th birthday this year, and you've got some special events upcoming, there's various OMS birthday trivia, OMS big picnics, and other events. So could you tell us a bit about the events upcoming? Regina Beach (20:45): Yeah, so we're really excited to celebrate a decade of the charity promoting the OMS program for people worldwide. And so, yes, the big picnic is a great way to get family, friends, your OMS Circle, involved in some outdoor fun, a barbecue, maybe, bringing OMS compliant foods, teaching people about what the diet pillar is about and why, and possibly even doing some fundraising for the charity. And we are going to do a big birthday quiz on Zoom this year, so that will be really fun, having people answer questions both about the program and also just fun trivia stuff. And so, this year is really important because 10 years ago, Linda Bloom decided that the OMS program needed a cheerleader. I feel the organization is a mouthpiece to help deliver the content and help people who have MS understand that there are thousands of us who are living better because we're self-managing through the program. So, yeah, if you would like to get involved, email email@example.com. We're really excited to celebrate. We're celebrating the launch of the new brand, we're celebrating what we're moving towards in the future, and hopefully it will be another 10 years of growth and expansion, and yeah, great food and great fun. Geoff Allix (22:28): So my next question straddles personal and professional, so you're a devout yoga and meditation practitioner, which you also teach, so could you tell us a bit about how that's helped you? How that yoga and meditation side of things has helped you, and share some tips to others about how they could get into a daily meditation practice? Regina Beach (22:50): Yeah, for sure, so I used to teach a very yang, very physical style of yoga, the 26+2 Bikram series, which is done in a 40-degree Celsius hot room, which I can't do anymore because heat really exacerbates my symptoms, and a lot of the standing series involves so much balance that it is just out of reach for me right now. So I really have had to adjust my practice and my teaching from this really intense [inaudible 00:23:24] to a much gentler, more yin, more long hold, more floor-based yoga. And so that was really tough for me at first, because obviously this is something I've been doing, I took my first yoga class when I was in university, I was 18 years old, it's been with me for a long time. I'm trying to see it as, I have all of these years of experience, but now I have a beginner's body where I can't necessarily do all of the things that I used to do, and I'm now reteaching myself. And so, coming at it from that perspective, I feel has been really helpful because it's just being curious about, what can I do today? Being curious about, how does my body feel today? And leaning into that, and saying, "Okay, this is how I feel. This is what I can do. This is how much I can do." And just letting the rest go, and that's where the mindfulness and meditation come in because we cannot force ourselves to do something that we're not able to, and that doesn't necessarily have to lead to frustration. I think that piece is so crucial, when you are able to accept where you are at today, then everything just floats a little better and we're a little more at ease. I think you can do meditation no matter what you're doing, whether you're doing yoga, whether you're just sitting mindfully, whether you're drinking tea mindfully, whether you're just taking a nice walk and observing the birds and the trees. I think all of that is just, what can I do? Where am I now? How am I feeling in my body? All of that is mindfulness. And I'm just appreciating where I'm at, and what I can do, and moving towards little goals to improve my balance, to improve my flexibility, and not necessarily treating my old body as the goal, because I might not be able to do all of those yoga asanas in the future, and that's fine, that doesn't mean I can't deepen my practice. And for a while I was thinking, well, does this make me a terrible yoga teacher if I can't do all of these poses? And I've come to the realization that people don't actually care if their yoga teacher can do fancy arm balances, what they care about is if their yoga teacher can meet them where they're at, and help them find comfort and ease, and a little bit of stretch and relaxation in their own body. And so that's also been just a new version of my yoga practice and my yoga teaching. Geoff Allix (26:03): Yeah. I mean, Usain Bolt's coach is not a world record runner, so you can teach without being at that level, can't you? Regina Beach (26:13): Exactly. Geoff Allix (26:14): So, thank you so much for joining us on the Living Well with MS Coffee Break, and allowing the community to get to know you a bit better. So there's one last question that we have that we tend to always ask people, which is, if you could tap into your experience with MS generally, and OMS specifically, for a nugget of wisdom to help people, particularly if they're new to the OMS program, what would that be? Regina Beach (26:39): I think, really planning out who you'll tell, and how, and what you need from those people you tell is really important because, for as strong as we all are, you need a community behind you. So whether you're going to lean on your OMS Circle, or your family, or your friends, I think having a plan and knowing how you're going to react when someone doubts that what you're doing is helpful. Because I think as a newly diagnosed person, it can be really crushing to hear someone say, "Oh, there's no proof for that," or "Why are you doing that? That's pseudoscience," or whatever the negative, we always remember the negative more than the positive. And so building a community of trusted people, of people who are supporting what you're doing, and having ways to deflect any naysayers, would just go a long way because the mental health aspect of having MS is no joke and it takes a village to keep people moving forward and living well, and taking care of all of these different components of the lifestyle. But we can do it, and we can do it together, and I think things like the podcast, and the OMS Circles, and all of the wonderful OMSers really do support one another. I think that's the best part of this program, is the community. Geoff Allix (28:03): Thank you. And thank you very much for joining us, Regina Beach, and thank you for all your work that you do with OMS as well. Regina Beach (28:11): Thanks, Geoff, it was great to talk to you today. Geoff Allix (28:13): Thank you for listening to this episode of Living Well with MS Coffee Break. Please check out this episode's show notes at www.overcomingms.org/podcast. You'll find all sorts of useful links and bonus information there. Do you have questions about this episode, or do you or someone you know want to be featured in a future Coffee Break episode? Then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you. You can also subscribe to the show on your favorite podcast platform, so you never miss an episode. Living Well with MS Coffee Break is kindly supported by a grant from the Happy Charitable Trust. If you'd to support the Overcoming MS charity and help keep our podcast advertising free, you can donate online at www.overcomingms.org/donate. 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Episode 327: Priscilla Vang's Journey from Refugee to U.S. Citizen to Multi-Venture Entrepreneur, Part I Priscilla Vang is part of the largest ethnic group in the country who fled from Laos and settled in Minnesota after the Vietnam war ended in 1975; 66,000 Hmong now live in Minnesota. This is Priscilla's miraculous journey from being a refugee at 2 ½ years old to becoming a United States Citizen and multi-venture entrepreneur.Thirteen years of corporate accounting and tax preparation and two degrees in financial accounting and tax accountancy prepared Priscilla to assert her American dream of business ownership. I met Priscilla in 2018 when she joined one of my WeMentor Entrepreneurial Leadership and Mentoring LABs.At the time, Priscilla was two years into running three connected but different ventures she started in 2016. An accounting and tax practice, a payroll processing business, and a staffing firm that educates and assists small business owners in running profitable businesses and reaching their financial aspirations.That is where she is today. To understand Priscilla and appreciate where the seeds of entrepreneurial leadership were planted, we start with her paternal grandmother in Laos. Priscilla's Origin Laos is located in the highlands, where a population of 300,000 to 400,000 Hmong lived in small villages. The population gap represents the discrepancy amongst researchers due to insufficient documentation. Babies in the highlands were born at home with midwives and home remedies. “Many of their birthdates were not recorded anywhere,” says Priscilla. Hmong farmers harvested enough crops to be self-sufficient on the land they owned. Opium was the cash crop that sustained them and put their lives in danger. Priscilla speaks of her grandfather's murder and how her paternal grandmother raised a half dozen children under 10 years old during the Vietnam war. In 1979, she safely crossed the Mekong River to a refugee camp in Thailand with her family.Historical Perspective. The U.S. recruited the Hmong population to fight off communism in the 1960s, known as ‘the secret war' in Laos. The Vietnam war ended in 1975 when Laos was overtaken by communism, and 150,000 people, including tiny Priscilla with her parents, aunts, uncles, and paternal grandmother, escaped to refugee camps in Thailand and other places. Priscilla's maternal grandparents also fled with their family by crossing the Mekong River in boats. (The Mekong River is about 2,700 miles in length; the world's 12th largest river and the third-longest river in China). Priscilla generally discusses the dangers Hmong refugees encountered and the role opium played in getting infants across the river safely. Roughly half the population fled and resettled in the United States. Today, over 200,000 of this ethnic minority group have resettled; 90% live in the United States. Priscilla's parents and extended family members arrived in Charlottesville, N.C., in August of 1979. Settling in the United States and Becoming the Family Interpreter Cassette tapes sent through snail mail provided communication between Hmong families in the United States and those still in Laos, Vietnam, and China at that time. Priscilla (at age 2 ½) and her parents first lived in Greensboro, North Carolina, and then moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The best opportunities for her parents were found in 1987 when they moved to St. Paul, leasing farmland and selling vegetables at the Farmer's Market in Minneapolis. Her well-regarded parents still live in St. Paul, Minnesota.Priscilla is the 2nd eldest of her six siblings and explains how she led her family through the naturalization process in 1987. Like most child immigrants with non-English speaking parents, Priscilla, at age 9, became the family interpreter.Imagine the pressure she must have felt making sure the landlord got paid, filling out the proper paperwork for them all to become United States Citizens,
This Memorial Day show starts with the State House Report with State Representative Dave DeCoste. Retired Navy Seal Anthony O'Brien Sr. stops by to discuss the time he dedicates to memorial services and educated the youth on honoring those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Travis Partington, Host of Oscar Mic Radio talks about dealing with the loss of those he served with, while Gold Star son Richard Fitts Jr. provides insight about his documentary, 21 Years a Folded Flag, a film that sought out answers to what happed to his father SGGT Richard Fitts Sr., a Green Beret who died in Laos in 1968. Child Development Author Dr. Vermelle D. Greene discusses Uvalde school shooting and whether it's time to arm teachers. Do you have an topic for a future show or info on an upcoming community event? Email us at email@example.com. If you're a fan of the show and enjoy our segments, you can either download your favorite segment from this site or subscribe to our podcasts through iTunes today! © Monday Night Talk with Kevin Tocci - 2022. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from the show host and/or owner is strictly prohibited.
Andrea Staid"La Grande Invasione"https://www.lagrandeinvasione.it/La Grande Invasione, Festival della Lettura, Ivreacon Andrea StaidAntropologia? Istruzioni per l'uso.Venerdì 3 giugno, ore 11:45 - debito, economia, donoSabato 4 giugno, ore 11:45 - decolonizzare la culturaDomenica 5 giugno, ore 11:45 - può esistere una società senza potere?Andrea Staid"La casa vivente"Riparare gli spazi, imparare a costruireAdd Editorehttps://www.addeditore.it/La casa vivente unisce antropologia ed esperienza personale, viaggio ed etnografia e ci invita a ripensare il nostro modo di immaginarci nello spazio.«Abitare è una parola con un ampio campo semantico: si abita un Paese, una città, una casa. E non si tratta solo di un passivo "stare" in un luogo: abitare significa sviluppare delle abitudini, indossare abiti specifici (reali e metaforici)» - Adriano Favole, la LetturaAbitare è una delle principali caratteristiche dell'essere umano e la casa è il luogo umano per eccellenza. Domandare a qualcuno «dove vivi?» vuol dire chiedere notizie sul posto in cui si svolge la sua attività quotidiana, ma soprattutto su quello che dà senso alla sua vita. Servendosi anche di un suggestivo giro del mondo tra le architetture vernacolari, il libro va in cerca del senso profondo dell'abitare. Dalle Ande peruviane alle montagne indiane, passando per il Vietnam e la Mongolia, Andrea Staid ci racconta che una palafitta sul lago Inle in Myanmar si regge su pali di bambù che vanno controllati e spesso cambiati, oppure che le travi del pavimento di una casa nelle montagne del Laos invecchiano, respirano e vanno revisionate. Ci racconta quindi che le case sono vive. In questo libro non ci sono solo esperienze lontane, perché dai viaggi c'è sempre un ritorno e ovunque sta nascendo la consapevolezza di quanto sia importante vivere (dunque abitare) in un modo più sostenibile ed ecologico. Da questa necessità nascono le esperienze di autocostruzione che stanno crescendo in tutta Italia e la scelta dell'autore di abitare in un rapporto diretto con la natura, in una casa che di natura si nutre e che è stata costruita assecondandone i ritmi e gli spazi.IL POSTO DELLE PAROLEascoltare fa pensarehttps://ilpostodelleparole.it/
Disruption in Asia, particularly the China with the government's Zero Covid policy is playing havoc with global markets and supply chains. To learn more about this I invited Uwe Haizmann, a partner at EAC Consulting based in Shanghai to come on the podcast to discuss the issues.We had a fascinating conversation talking about how over two months of lockdown is affecting Chinese manufacturing, the knock-on effects of that for the rest of us, and how the world is responding. I learned loads, I hope you do too...If you have any comments/suggestions or questions for the podcast - feel free to leave me a voice message over on my SpeakPipe page or just send it to me as a direct message on Twitter/LinkedIn. Audio messages will get played (unless you specifically ask me not to).If you want to learn more about how to juggle sustainability and efficiency mandates while recovering from pandemic-induced disruptions, meeting growth targets, and preparing for an uncertain future, check out our Oxford Economics research report here.And if you want to read up on our Industry 4.0 blueprint repost, head on over to https://www.sap.com/cmp/dg/intro-industry40/index.html, and if you liked this show, please don't forget to rate and/or review it. It makes a big difference to help new people discover it. Thanks.And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!
Admiral Bill Sizemore, 33° Grand Cross, is a retired US Navy pilot, and currently the Grand Executive director of the Scottish Rite House of the Temple in Washington DC. Adm. Sizemore prepared remarks for the Grand Lodge of Florida to discuss Memorial Day during their annual communication, and in this video, we hear an unedited recording of one of his rehearsals for his speech. He shares his personal story of the loss of his Uncle Jim, a US Air Force pilot who was shot down over Laos in 1969.Special thanks to the Grand Lodge of Florida for making this available. Learn more about Florida Freemasonry at www.grandlodgefl.comRead more about Maj. James Sizemore Here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/fallen-vietnam-airmen-finally-laid-to-rest/2013/09/23/7d566200-2452-11e3-b75d-5b7f66349852_story.html
This session will present how combining cultural competence and critical thinking when teaching healthcare in a global setting, will be more effective if the participant’s previous learning experiences are included in teaching methods.