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Episodes

45: Modern Friendship: Meeting People Where They Are

Jan. 18, 2023

Today we discuss our perspectives on friendship, exploring what it means to be a friend and what happens when what we give in a relationship feels out of balance. As we share our own personal  experiences, we’ll talk about w…

44: Gifts of the New Year

Jan. 4, 2023

Happy New Year! This time of year is such a fun time of gift giving and celebration with the people that we love, so today we thought it would be timely to share our perspectives on this timely topic.  Gift giving looks diff…

43: Looking Forward: So Much More To Talk About

Dec. 14, 2022

Here we are at the end of 2022, and in this episode, we take time to reflect on some of our topics this past year, as well as what we’re proud of at Respect Circles. We also look forward to what else is possible with this pl…

42: Moving Away From the Fringes: Who Voted For Herschel Walker and Why it Matters

Nov. 30, 2022

Here in the United States, we just held midterm elections that broke all kinds of expectations and historical trends. Although the house will have a Republican majority by a very slim margin, the “red wave” of wins that was …

41: Respect in America: Where Do We Go From Here?

Nov. 23, 2022

Today we want to take some time to dive into the topic of respect in America, or the lack thereof, that we might be seeing and feeling these days. As we’ve shared, we started Respect Circles because we recognized a growing d…

40: Leadership Today: Creating a Post-Pandemic Workplace

Nov. 9, 2022

It’s been an interesting and challenging time for business, companies, and organizations post-pandemic. The work environment changed, both throughout the pandemic and since, and both leaders and employees are trying to navig…

39: We’re back! So now what?

Oct. 26, 2022

We’re back, and thank you for joining us once again! We took a break over the summer to recharge, regroup, and spend a little time with our families, and we’re so excited that we’ll again be bringing you thought-provoking an…

38: Respect Circles: Lessons Learned and Looking Forward

June 1, 2022

It was late last summer when we decided to expand our Respect Circles conversations to the airways by starting this podcast. Since that time, we’ve had some incredible guests and have covered topics that are so meaningful. T…

37: Hope Loves Company: A Powerful Journey of Grief, Healing, and Helping Families Facing ALS

May 26, 2022

Today we are joined by a very special guest, , as we learn about her journey and the amazing work she is doing to make a difference in the world and the lives of others. Jodi is a speaker, coach, author, and founder of - a …

36: Climbing Your Second Mountain: Creating Joy and Leaving a Legacy In the Second Half of Your Life

May 18, 2022

Does success breed happiness?  And how do we live for a cause larger than ourselves, as we’re often encouraged to do? Today we are diving into answering these questions and exploring the concept of preparing to find true joy…

35: How A Horse Can Improve Your Mental Health (Part 2)

May 11, 2022

If you joined us last week, you’ll know we started a great conversation with two experts in the field of equine therapy and training, Alia Shahi and Becky Nibecker. This week we continue the conversation, learn more about th…

34: How A Horse Can Improve Your Mental Health (Part 1)

May 4, 2022

If you’ve ever felt the need to improve your physical or mental health, or you’re looking for a personal or professional development opportunity, we bet you’ve never thought of looking for help in a horse barn! Yet, the grow…

33: The Path to Stronger Relationships - Getting Clear on Your Emotions

April 27, 2022

This week on the podcast we’re continuing our discussion around what it takes to live a wholehearted life, based on the teachings of Brené Brown (if you haven’t yet listened to , we encourage you to check that out)!  Today w…

32: Wholeheartedness - Living Life From a Place of Courage

April 20, 2022

In a recent episode, we spent time exploring what it means to live a quality life and how our choices, sacrifices, and perspective influence our own meaning of life. Today we’d like to go deeper with this conversation and lo…

31: The CROWN Act: I Am More Than My Hair

April 13, 2022

Earlier this March the U.S. House of Representatives passed The CROWN Act, which bans any form of discrimination based on hairstyle or texture. We also recently witnessed one of the most qualified Supreme Court candidates, K…

30: Perspective: What Does Quality of Life Really Mean?

April 6, 2022

What is the meaning of life? We have all heard this unanswerable question, but we often don’t take the time to reflect on what a good quality of life really is. In today’s episode, we thought we’d venture into a conversation…

29: The Evolution of the American Dream: How Has It Changed and Is It Still Attainable?

March 30, 2022

Current statistics show that there are approximately 330 million people living in the United States, and according to our national ethos, we each live by the ideals that our freedom as American citizens includes the opportun…

28: Microaggressions: What They Are and Why They Are So Damaging

March 23, 2022

One of the many things we love about doing this podcast is that there is always more to learn and explore. Our mission is to share thought-provoking topics that help us all be better humans. One conversation at a time. Join …

27: Fair and Inclusive Athletic Competition: Competing As a Trans Athlete

March 16, 2022

While many of you have heard of Title IX, most people haven’t paid close attention to what it is and who is protected underneath it. In this episode, we’re looking at interpretations of this comprehensive law that removed ma…

26: Permission to Live Again - How to Move Forward and Live Your Life On Purpose

March 9, 2022

Today on the podcast we thought we’d have a candid conversation about where we find ourselves, both mentally and emotionally, after two+ years of a pandemic, political and social unrest in our country, and watching the horri…

25: The Jewish Experience: Why is Anti-Semitism On the Rise?

March 2, 2022

On today’s show, we welcome a special guest who helps us explore an area which we can all be more knowledgeable about. Listen in as we have a great dialogue about the Jewish experience, the rise in anti-Semitism around the w…

24: Freedom of Speech - How Much is Too Much?

Feb. 23, 2022

If you’ve turned on a television or looked at social media over the past decade, it’s hard to miss the discourse that’s taking place in our country. We as Americans pride ourselves in our rights in free speech, as spelled ou…

23: Spotlight on Learning: The importance of HBCUs with Alice Coleman and Dr. Rick Mason

Feb. 16, 2022

Throughout the month of February we are honoring Black History Month on Respect Circles, with featured episodes focused on the contributions made by Black Americans in our country. Today we’re excited to share information an…

22: Choosing Courage Over Comfort: Time to Speak Up

Feb. 9, 2022

Today we’re diving headfirst into a topic that we’ve been wrestling with, especially due to some recent events in the news. We’ve found ourselves just a little fired up, and we think that the timing just might be right to ju…