Season 2, Episode #1: God Winks
Guest: Judy Bannon, Founder and Executive Director, Cribs for Kids
In this episode a God Wink is often described as an event or personal experience identified as a coincidence, and so astonishing that it is seen as a sign of Divine intervention. Especially when it is perceived as an answer to a prayer. A God wink is what some individuals might refer to as a miracle.
Judy Bannon is Executive Director and Founder of Cribs for Kids non-profit organization. She founded the Cribs for Kids organization in 1998 with the help of the greater Pittsburgh community. By 2006, it expanded into a national organization through partnerships with corporations, as well as, support from foundations.
Season 2, Episode #2: Akashic Records
In this episode: Akashic Records are said to be the energetic records of all souls. Each soul has an Akashic Record, like a series of books with each book representing one lifetime.
More than just a reservoir of events, Akashic Records contain every deed, feeling, thought, word, and intent that has ever occurred at any time in the history of the world. Much more than simply a memory storehouse, Akashic Records are interactive, having tremendous influence upon everyday lives, relationships, belief systems, and potential realities drawn toward.
Our guest, Irina Grundler, is an expert in aiding others to awaken to a deeper understanding of their soul. She is a Spiritual Awakening Counselor, Energy Practitioner, Teacher and Speaker.
Season 2, Episode #3: Spiritual Journeys
A spiritual journey is a process of reconciliation and education through enlightenment. At times, it is a journey to a sacred place or shrine of significance based on an individual's religious beliefs. Each journey is a unique journey experience to each individual.
Today's guest, Joanna Papada, has an interesting story to share about her spiritual journey.
Season 2, Episode #4: Angelic Art
Our guest, Glenyss Bourne, is an angelic artist, author, intuit and healer. In recent years she founded the Sanctuary Angel Gallery and Healing Centre.
Fifteen years ago, she was sent home from the hospital to die. She was diagnosed with an incurable disease and post five successive operations she was left with a perforated bowel. From all accounts by her physicians, there was little hope for her to recover, let alone live a productive life.
On hearing the dreadful news, Glenyss became determined to heal and invoked her guardian angels to help. Her transformation to heal began. As Glenyss channeled with the celestial realm, she painted angelic beings that manifested as part of her visions. Her spiritual journey is truly inspiring and her artwork is very enlightening.
Season 2, Episode #5: Judaism
This episode's focus is on Judaism with guests Keshira HaLev Fife and Scott Tobe.
Judaism is defined as the totality of beliefs and practices of the Jewish people, as given by God and recorded in the Torah, and subsequent sacred writings.
Our guests share about their faith, their beliefs, and practices.
Keshira HaLev Fife is a Hebrew Priestess, who sprinkles sparkles, disrupts expectations, and offers blessings wherever she goes. She pours love and intention into her work as a community shepherdess, liturgist, songstress, public speaker, and writer.
Scott Tobe in president and managing partner of Signature Financial Planning. He is a licensed financial advisor and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and concentrates his practice on providing comprehensive wealth management solutions to high-net-worth individuals and charitable giving strategies.
He is on the executive board of the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, an international organization that directs millions of dollars each year to domestic and international causes.
Season 2, Episode #6: Trauma
This episode's focus is on trauma and how it affects the balance of mind, body, and spirit.
With the recent horrific event at the Tree of Life Synagogue, surviving family members, first responders, medical professionals and the Pittsburgh community have been directly affected by the heinous acts.
The entire community is now forced to develop new ways of coping and living. Compassionate care will take on a whole new meaning.
Guest Speakers: June Esser and Dr. Sheila Gillespie Roth
June Esser, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, is a practitioner with 36 years experience working in a variety of mental health and wellness settings. She is currently in private practice in East Deer Township, Pennsylvania, treating individuals, couples, and families. Her practice focus offers healing opportunities as it relates to trauma and life adversity.
Dr. Sheila Gillespie Roth is a professor in the Department of Social Work at Carlow University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has conducted research on work family fit in public safety; ethical dilemmas in end of life care settings; trauma informed care in residential settings; and more recently, she has participated in research projects exploring vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue in crisis workers.
Season 2, Episode #7: Awakening to the Light
In this episode, author Nancy Rynes, shares her story about a bicycle accident and the NDE that led her on her spiritual journey. In her book entitled, Awakenings from the Light, Nancy recounts the amazing sights of Heaven, and explains the remarkable insights into life she new shared with others.
Nancy is a leading voice for personalizing the wisdom of Near Death Experience (NDE), developing heart-centered intuition, and living a life of inspiration and creativity. She believes was gifted with a second chance -- a precious opportunity to bring a little bit of Heaven into her life here on Earth.
Season 2, Episode #8: Sacred Journeys of Life
Sacred Journeys of Life may be thought of as elements manifested to evolve the spirit to a higher place or to fulfill dreams and purpose. At times, it is also a transition of life that may prompt emotions and situations that require guidance. Once such transformation to consider is that of life to death and the aftermath of circumstances presented.
Our guest, Michele Saling, is an experienced attorney and pastor of the 1st Spiritualist Church of Pittsburgh. She is also a gifted healer, spiritual counselor and Medium who was trained in Lilydale, New York. As part of Sacred Journeys of Life, LLC, Michele utilizes her talents to counsel and support individuals in time of need and loss.
Our guest, Lois Viti, is an attorney with more than twenty years experience. She specializes in areas of family law, trusts, wills, and estate planning.
Season 2, Episode #9: Angels Among Us
This episode shares the spiritual journey of earthly Angels Among Us.
Our guest, Judy Bannon, founded the Cribs for Kids organization in 1998. Her intention was deep-rooted by personal tragedy that caused great trauma to her family. As a small child, Judy witnessed her three-year-old brother's death. During the boy's funeral service, she recalls how she overheard her mother utter, "No parent should ever have to bury their child."
And so, Judy's quest to fulfill her mother's wish was the origin of her driving force to secure safe sleep for all infants. Tune in to learn the ABC's of safe sleep and the five-pillar mission of a non-profit organization (headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA) that has supplied over 600,000 cribs to infants and their families.
Judy and her daughter, Jennifer, chronicled the story of Cribs for Kids movement from humble beginnings to a multi-million dollar national non-profit in the book entitled, Five Ladies and a ForkLift.
Season 2, Episode #10: God Winks
"I am a little pencil in God's hands. He does the thinking. He does the writing. He does everything and sometimes it is really hard because it is a broken pencil and He has to sharpen it a little more." ~ Mother Teresa
This episode shares a tale about the only American architect to ever design a building in the Vatican, The Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
Louis Astorino is that architect and has written a book entitled, A Pencil in God's Hand. In it, he shares about his journey from Pittsburgh to the Vatican and how a God Wink graced him with the chance to design and construct the Chapel of the Holy Spirit.
Season 2, Episode #11: Trauma
The episode's focus is on the subject of Trauma, and its effects to mind, body, and spirit. Once again, we welcome June Faust Esser and Dr. Sheila Roth to the table.
June Esser is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist with 36 years experience working in a variety of mental health and wellness settings. She is currently in private practice in East Deer Township, Pennsylvania, treating individuals, couples, and families. Her practice offers healing opportunities as it related to trauma and life adversity.
Dr. Sheila Gillespie Roth is a professor in the Department of Social Work at Carlow University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She teaches courses such as: Case Management, Families, Social Work with Groups, Theories and Methods of Practice, Crisis Intervention and about Death and Dying.
Season 2, Episode #12: Fellowships of the Spirit
This episode's focus is on the Fellowships of the Spirit.
Our guest, Reverend Amy Curren Atkinson, is a native of Warren, Pennsylvania. She is a 2016 graduate of the School of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy at Fellowships of the Spirit in Casadaga, New York. She serves on numerous boards and is an ordained minister.
Amy has dedicated her life to inspiring others to live their lives purposefully, passionately, and generously.
Andrew Conte, Director at Center for Media Innovation
Tonia Caruso, Executive Producer
Lillie Leonardi, Executive Producer, Host
Amy Philips-Haller, Producer
Chris Sichi, Producer
Ariel Jackson, Marketing Assistant
This season of Are You Intuit was made possible by:
Cribs for Kids
Cribs for Kids is a non-profit organization based in Hazelwood, Pennsylvania which provides safe sleep education and free cribs to families who quality. Founder and executive director Judy Bannon is a collaborator and fellow author of Five Ladies and a Forklift. Cribs for kids was a sponsor of the 2016 and 2017 Passages & Prose literary events.