Gloria McCluskey. Gloria is a biological mother to four children and a proud grandmother of 8. But when it comes to maternal affection she his a mother to a whole community. She’s spent a lifetime serving the community of Dartmouth, including over two decades as a municipal politician. Prior to the amalgamation of Dartmouth into the Halifax Regional Municipality, Gloria served a term as the city’s mayor. Although she retired from her official role on Halifax Regional Council in 2016, at the age of 85, she continues to fulfill an important role in our city as a member on 2 boards and multiple committes.. It was great to connect with Gloria and talk about her experience with the people that put on a uniform and fulfill the roles of first responders in our community.
Donna's three decades of service in a police environment resulted in some heart-warming and some tragic stories. Her experience is one of service from the perspective of "the voice on the phone" and she gives insight into the world of the 911 operator and police despatch. These heroes of communication deserve recognition and Donna sheds some light on what it's like. Also, we share one of her songs at the end of the podcast. It was wonderful to chat with her.
Rakesh is the self-proclaimed "slumdog billionaire". He's a man with humble beginnings who came to Canada, made his fortune and then lost his joy. By listening to the wisom of his 7-year-old son he gained perspective, and the lesson on the importance of relationships. As a result, he has committed his life to serving others and living a creative, curious and crazy existence. His story is worth hearing.
We're all going through some pretty anxious times right now. Covid-19 is running rampant and isolation protocols are reverberating all over the planet. Anxiety is high; but why? Sure, at first blush, it seems like a foolish question, but have you ever really considered why we get anxious? How about what we can do about it? Well, Dr Brad Kelln has a theory based on evolution and it makes a ton of sense. He's one smart cookie!
And he's more than that ... he's also an incredible author! Meet Canada's answer to Dan Brown! Brad Kelln is an accomplished writer with stories that compel, intrigue and inspire. We were really fortunate to have some of his time.
Matt's a Nova Scotia boy with a big heart. He comes from a small community but he was raised with all the right values and they show in everything he does. He's a strong man with strong values who never misses the opportunity to open his door with a warm hello and excitement. It was great to catch up with him after his momondays piece.
Elliott is a retired RCMP police officer who now writes books about paranormal activities, in part, based on his own experiences with the eery and sometimes frightening world of the paranormal. It was great to chat with him about his book "Evil in Exeter" and to hear about his future projects.
Pat is an extraordinary woman who has had an ordinary life. Listen as she shares the experience of sacrifice, support, encouragement and love that is so common for so many woman. Leaving behind the vision of what the perfect life looked like allowed her to embrace the life she was living; and allowed it to become perfect. It's a great story of inner growth.