Breaking Down Barriers with “Hello,” with Wayne Box Miller

Wayne Box Miller is an award winning media professional, communications veteran and diversity consultant. He is also the pre-game and post-game host for the Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network, an author, and currently serving as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. Wayne’s philosophy is simple and effective, and sometimes is as easy as just saying “hello.” In his work with the Cincinnati Bengals, he also sees how sports can remove walls and connect people when they come together to rally for their favorite team. Wayne has also shared his wisdom on stage as a motivation speaker, as an activist, and the author of several books including From the Soul of a Man, The Power of Love, and his newest You Wake Up You Win – Developing a Winning Attitude in the Face of Adversity. Listen in to this entertaining conversation with Wayne as he shares many more stories and many of his guiding principles. You can also view the interview here on YouTube –https://youtu.be/Klt8b9X8IHQ

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Kidney Cancer Awareness Month- Please consider supporting our cause

We appreciate those that have supported our effort in raising money that will go directly toward Kidney Cancer Research. March is Kidney Cancer awareness month. Each dollar is saving lives. I truly feel like I am seeing the benefits of your contributions in real time. I am scheduled to receive treatment on a machine that just 2 years ago was not an option. We are so GRATEFUL for this opportunity. 

 

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If you want to learn more about the GRATITUDE I have for the journey I am on today, click on the “With Gratitude Matt” Buzz Sprout link. I share with our listeners the acronym I created for the word GRATITUDE. 

 

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Show Title: More on My Cancer Experience and How You Can Help, with Matt Moran- WGM

 

An unexpected illness has many effects, physically and mentally, on a patient and on loved ones who surround that patient. When kidney cancer came around for a second fight in 2018 with Matt, he went searching for ways to cope. One of the most common attributes he found with those who were successfully fighting a disease or some type of adversity in their life, was gratitude. The gratitude stories inspired Matt to begin his own gratitude practice and to learn more about caring for what Dr. Roy Vongtama’s calls the four houses of health – the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual houses. Feeding, balancing, and connecting these four houses has made a significant difference in Matt’s recovery journey, but as you might expect, there is more work to do. March is once again Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, bringing attention to the 78,000 new kidney cancer cases and 14,000 deaths that will hit in the United States alone this year, making it the sixth most common cancer among men. Listen in as Matt reviews his journey and the many lessons he has learned from the support that has surrounded him (you can also watch on YouTube here). His uplifting message about finding positivity and awesomeness in every day is inspiring and drives his mission to help others fighting kidney cancer. To get behind Matt and the charge he is leading to bring more attention and funding to kidney cancer research, please visit Matt’s Kidney Cancer Fundraising page below. On behalf of Matt’s family and all those battling, many thanks for your support and generosity. Support Kidney Cancer page.

 

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More on My Cancer Experience and How You Can Help, with Matt Moran

An unexpected illness has many effects, physically and mentally, on a patient and on loved ones who surround that patient. When kidney cancer came around for a 2nd fight in 2018 with Matt, he went searching for ways to cope. One of the most common attributes he found with those who were successfully fighting a disease or some type of adversity in their life, was gratitude. The gratitude stories inspired Matt to begin his own gratitude practice and to learn more about caring for what Dr. Roy Vongtama’s calls the four houses of health – the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual houses. Feeding, balancing and connecting these 4 houses has made a significant difference in Matt’s recovery journey, but as you might expect, there is more work to do. March is once again Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, bringing attention to the 68,000 new kidney cancer cases and 14,000 deaths that will hit in the United States alone this year, making it the 6th most common cancer among men. Listen in as Matt reviews his journey and the many lessons he has learned from the support that has surrounded him (you can also watch on YouTube here). His uplifting message about finding positivity and awesomeness in every day is inspiring and drives his mission to help others fighting kidney cancer. To get behind Matt and the charge he is leading to bring more attention and funding to kidney cancer research, please visit Matt’s Kidney Cancer Fundraising page below. On behalf of Matt’s family and all those battling, many thanks for your support and generosity. Support Kidney Cancer page.

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Reflections on 20 Years of Leadership as the Xavier University President, with Fr. Michael Graham

Fr. Michael Graham spent over 30 years at Xavier University in Cincinnati, first as an assistant history professor in 1989, then as the VP for University Relations in 1994, and lastly, from 2001 to 2021 as the longest-serving University President. Fr. Graham’s achievements as the XU president are far and wide and include expanding the campus 80 acres, raising 500 million for the university and joining the Big East conference to name a few. But what made Fr. Graham so effective as leader was his connection to the students and his staff. In this interview with Matt, Fr. Graham fondly recalls the stories of students he was able to help in their life journey at Xavier and how proud he is of the path they are on now, living as men and women for others. In addition, Matt and Fr. Graham talk Xavier basketball and how the University has grown to have a more national presence attracting students from all over the country with diverse backgrounds and talents. You can also view this conversation on YouTube here.

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Episode #40. Caring for Your Marriage, with Dr Cara Hurley

Dr. Cara Hurley is a licensed clinical psychologist whose practices includes a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, parenting approaches, grief, and trauma. She has specialized in many areas including women’s health, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Health Psychology all which inform her integrative approach to working with each client. The conversation with Matt takes aim at relationships and how we can do the simple things daily to make more deposits into a marriage than withdrawals She offers suggestions to try (e.g., the 20 second hug), discusses the conflict killers such as criticism, contempt, defensiveness, and stonewalling and addresses infidelity. A few other relationship specialists that she references include John Gottman and Esther Perel, both who have done valuable research and offer additional advice. For more about Dr. Hurley or the amazing work she does out of her Hinsdale, IL office, visit her website, http://www.cbtspecialistsofchicago.com/. If you wish to view this episode, go to the WGM YouTube page and watch here.

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