Help Me 2 Understand

Help Me 2 Understand is a podcast where women give their voices to issues of social justice, political activism, giving back and more. I'm your host, Felicia Garland, and I want this to be a place where honest conversations can happen. We live in an age of political and social divisions, global warming, economic inequality, racial tension, and a breakdown in many of our social structures. And that was just this morning’s news. It's overwhelming and confusing. I know I want to make a difference in the world, even if it’s only a tiny one—but I also feel, and I think you might too, that we all could use a bit more knowledge and understanding if we are to be the change that we seek. It’s my mission with this podcast to provide some of that knowledge as you seek to understand. So, welcome to this journey of discovery. I’m so glad you’re here!

Education
Self-Improvement
1
…and WE BREATHE, A Conversation For and About C...
49 min
2
THIS IS GRIEF, A Conversation About Love and Lo...
For author Tanya Detrik it was a sudden heart attack on New Year’s Eve 2018 that took the life of Wade, her partner, lover and soulmate of 26 years.  With Wade’s passing virtually everything in her life changed.  Intense emotions...
28 min
3
DIFFICULT MOTHER? DIFFICULT DAUGHTER? Or Both? ...
Have you ever wished for a better relationship with your “difficult” mom? If you’re a daughter, like me, it’s quite likely that you’ve experienced (or maybe continue to experience) some “tension” - such a polite word - with your...
43 min
4
Depression is Like a Cancer of the Soul A Conv...
3000 Pulses Later: A Memoir of Surviving Depression Without Medication
45 min
5
What’s Love Got to Do With It? A Conversation ...
What’s love got to do with it, you ask.  According to my latest guest, Arlene Washburn, a heck of a lot.  But, it’s not the kind of love you might think.  It’s not the love you find with another; it’s the love you have for...
26 min
6
“Hello God, It’s Me” -- Perspectives on the Inf...
The Talking with God Project is a research project into lived religion among followers of the Abrahamic religions––Judaism, Christianity and Islam. With so much distrust of the “other” wouldn’t it be beneficial for...
40 min
7
I’M READY FOR MY CLOSE-UP, ARE YOU? -- A Conver...
Why do so many women cringe at the sight of a camera? It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s for a snapshot at the beach, a family photo or the business headshot. Very few women seem to love how they look in pictures. Why is that? Could your fear of...
37 min
8
Fighting Hate One Muslim Woman and One Jewish W...
A Conversation with Roberta Elliott, President, Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.org
37 min
9
Feeding Your Passion to Give Back---a Conversat...
Do you want to make a positive impact in the world?  You’ve discovered a need and know exactly whom you want to help.  How do you make that happen? Do you work with an existing organization OR do you establish an organization that feeds...
36 min
10
We’re in it for the Long Haul: Electing Women ...
Are you a progressive-minded woman from North Carolina considering a run for public office-- from town council to the United States Senate or anywhere in between? Or, do you know someone whom you believe would make a good political leader?  If...
25 min
11
COVID-19 and Its Impact on Domestic Violence in...
When you think about it, it should come as no surprise that the prevalence and severity of domestic violence cases in New Jersey have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Has the pandemic made the daily tasks of living, working and raising...
36 min
12
An Island For So Long - A Journey to Gender Ide...
Honestly, after conducting more than 40 interviews over the past two years for this podcast and another, this interview was one of the most challenging for me. In this conversation I speak with Mr. Dayne Bachmann, a licensed clinical social worker and...
26 min
13
Speaking Up on Behalf of Vulnerable Children EP: 3
A Conversation with Lisa Barsky-Firkser
44 min
14
“ICE QUEEN - A Cautionary Tale for Teens About ...
A Conversation with Felicia Farber
39 min
15
Cookies, Building Character and Girls Changing ...
A Conversation with Betty A. Garger
42 min