Episode 12: Protecting Yourself

Aly and Angela have guests Lee Friedman and Ken Stockton, board members of MaleSurvivor.org for such an intense, uplifting, and powerful conversation with humor, love and healing that we broke it into parts!  Part 1 – We hear Ken and then Tim’s story including when Ken told his story on

You Too Can Learn to Catch a Fly With Chopsticks.
Mind Over Matter.

We discuss lots of things about protecting yourself and others. From how Aly became a Karate champ at eight (in her own mind at least) to fight off bullies, to Angela refusing a meeting with Weinstein and leaving the fashion industry. 

Protect yourself and others, but yourself first! This is relevant also to those who are prepping for this global pandemic and others are saying you are nuts.

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Music by Leah Finkelstein and Heather Stewart 


A listener sent in a new site to find Doctors Online at – TelaDoc.com

Karate much? We watched Karate Kid today in honor of Aly protecting herself (eventually) in boarding school.

The Karate Kid, Starring Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove, William Zabka

Speaking of protecting yourself and others, I’ve had a couple people go off on me for being friends with Aly because of “porn.” Meanwhile she’s the one who has been there for me when literally no one else was.

Aly was also a founding member of the board of the Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection
https://www.asacp.org

 

We don’t go into actual self-defense in this episode like our friend Erin Weed from Girls Fight Back – who we bring up. Hi Erin!

 

In the wake of the Weinstein trial we ask why is it normalized that we can be repeatedly traumatized just to keep a job or a career?

Also relevant is how when you get better, awake, aware, healed etc, some people do not like it!

Angela quit drinking a year ago and noticed that she caught hell from some people.

She read this book –

This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life By Grace, Annie

The key question is – How do YOU protect yourself?

Prioritize your own health and well being!

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