Love Takes Action

Love Takes Action explores the stories of people facing extraordinary challenges, navigating fears, and seizing opportunities – all while creating and engaging communities for themselves and those around them.

Presented by New York Life Insurance Company. Produced by FC Podcasts | Fashion Consort.

Society & Culture
We’re All Death Doulas
Misa Terral, a death doula, reflects on the daily practice of living and dying.
29 min
Candalyn Winder Mettmann reflects on loss, grief and breaking the cycle of generational trauma.
37 min
A Little Bit Longer
Katie Parsons challenges stereotypes surrounding dementia and Alzheimer’s.
33 min
Planting Seeds
Shelby Thompson transforms her students lives through the profound impact of nurturing both the earth and their own potential.
29 min
Heroic Journey
Chris Balme a San Francisco educator challenges the conventional narrative around middle school.
33 min
Renaissance Man
Victoria Kucharski of Bloomfield, NJ reflects on her father, Chuck Hayden, who navigated a life filled with creativity, adventures, and diverse interests.
36 min
River of Humanity
Jennifer Gray Thompson, Executive Director of After the Fire and Sonoma Valley, CA resident, shares poignant insights into the challenges faced by communities during and after wildfires.
36 min
Hmong American Farmers Association, When Food i...
A family of Hmong farmers from the Twin Cities area of Minnesota is at the forefront of a local effort to promote health, wealth, and equity through food.
33 min
Rachel Wyman, the Sweet Taste of a Fresh Start
Rachel Wyman started baking bread to support herself in college and ended up finding her passion. Katherine Danesi, a business coach, and brand strategist, helps female entrepreneurs, business owners, and freelancers build their businesses.
36 min
Marian Chauvin, Beyond the Eye of the Storm
Marian Chauvin and her family evacuated the family home they had sacrificed so much to build. Thomas Corley, chief recovery officer for St. Bernard Project, is responsible for shaping strategic direction, program expansion, and team building.
35 min
Sheryl Pabatao, a Brave of Heart Story
Sheryl Pabatao becomes concerned about her parents early on in the pandemic. Trudy Lindsey Dinkins with E4E ensures the emotional and financial needs of pandemic frontline healthcare workers via the Brave of Heart Fund.
32 min
Charlten Henderson, A Cut Above the Rest
Charlten Henderson, a mental health counselor opens a barbershop. Allison Task, a career coach encourages a purpose-driven livelihood.
33 min
The Richardson Family, Adopting a New Outlook
The Richardsons make a life changing decision to grow their family and adopt through the foster care system. Attorney Scarlet Moore argues a case clarifying the definition of family.
35 min
Matt Fesler, When a Disability Becomes a Superp...
Matt Fesler diagnosed as bipolar discovers his gifts as a software engineer. Professor Vanessa Greenwood discusses the importance of media literacy and technology for youth as they navigate the world and innovate the future.
33 min
Jamel Jones, A Family First
Jamel Jones goes to college; a family first. Dr. Steven Rose discusses the challenges for first generation students.
36 min
Introducing Love Takes Action, Trailer
Love Takes Action is a new podcast exploring rich and compelling stories of people putting their love in action in everyday situations or during extraordinary events, sharing emotional moments of love, strength, resiliency and humanity. Independent experts offer insights, takeaways and inspiration. Presented by New York Life Insurance Company.
2 min