Category: Lifestyle

Chandler Crews: Born with Achondroplasia, Patient Advocate Founder of The Chandler Project

Chandler Crews was born with achondroplasia, a serious, progressive and lifelong condition that is the most common form of dwarfism. In 2010 at the age of 16, she made the choice to undergo a series of limb lengthening surgeries. In 2018, she founded The Chandler Project, a non-profit organisation dedicated to connecting people with achondroplasia resources and community. Chandler joins me to share her personal story of living with achondroplasia, why she made the choice to get limb lengthening surgery and the latest news about the condition and what to expect from the upcoming annual conference.

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Joseph Latino, Bed Bug Expert & President of Allergy Technologies: Traveling? The Scoop On Bedbugs and How to Protect Yourself

Back in November 2019, bed bug experts Allergy Technologies went on the attack against a pervasive pest, bed bugs, launching the Allergy Technologies’ Affordable Housing Control and Prevention or ATAHC Program, a first-of-its-kind strategic approach to create an affordable and sustainable model of bed bug control and prevention. Joseph Latino, Bed Bud Expert & President of Allergy Technologies . . . tips for preventing bed bug infestations in homes, dwellings, and when traveling.

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This Week June 25-27, 2021 on TALK! with AUDREY

Chandler Crews, was born with achondroplasia and is the founder and president of The Chandler Project, a nonprofit patient-focused organization dedicated to providing education and resources for those affected by achondroplasia talks with me about her decision to have limb lengthening surgery. Joining me with some tips to help you step up your culinary game by incorporating new, versatile and nutritious recipes and ingredients from the new, modern dairy aisle, Chef Jaime Gwen. Husband, father, two time Emmy Award nominated television and film theater actor and philanthropist, John Stamos talks with me about how, despite his hectic lifestyle, he manages to prioritize health and good nutrition.

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Carla Grant Pickens, IBM Chief Diversity Officer: Neurodiversity

The issues of diversity and inclusion in the workplace remain at the forefront of the national conversation. The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed and heightened glaring inequalities around the world, especially when it comes to income and employment, access to health care, protection under the law, and political inclusion. My guest today is Carla Grant Pickens, IBM Chief Diversity Officer and we are going to talk about neurodiversity and how to bring new perspective and talent to your team by embracing a rainbow of thought.

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Norman Bacal: Author of Take Charge-Part 2-Tackling Fear, Failure and Risk

Across the span of his career, Norman Bacal, a retired entertainment attorney and founder of the Toronto Office and former national co-managing partner of Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie noticed a void between what he was taught in law school and the practical skills he later developed that actually made a difference in building a successful career. Last week we spoke about his book, Take Charge, The Skills to Drive Professional Success. I asked him to come back to talk about how to tackle fear, failure, and risk.

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Norman Bacal: Author of “Take Charge-The Skills to Drive Professional Success”

Across the span of his career, Norman Bacal, a retired entertainment attorney and founder of the Toronto Office and former national co-managing partner of Canadian law firm Heenan Blaikie noticed a void between what he was taught in law school and the practical skills he later developed that actually made a difference in building a successful career. He joins me now to talk about his book, Take Charge-The Skills to Drive Professional Success.

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Norman McCombs: Author of “A Reason To Be”

In 2011, author Norman McCombs stood outside the East Wing of the White House before receiving the National Medal of Technology from President Obama, he asked himself a simple question: How did I come from the circumstances of my birth to the steps of the White House? After losing his wife to a battle with Alzheimer’s, McCombs was left devastated until a chance encounter with a sharp, compassionate librarian named Suzy Hamilton on the steps of the New York Public Library shakes him from the throes of grief, and encourages him to research his ancestry. The result? A Reason To Be, his historical novel, a poignant tale of loss, hope and the transcendent power of the love that binds us to one another.

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