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#63 Ginger Gentile Erasing Family Pt 2: The Film

February 20, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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Today is Part II of a series I began last week on the disturbing issue of Erasing Family. An amazing 22 million parents in the United States alone find themselves in the middle of this tragic situation.

My guest today, is Ginger Gentile who is an expert in this field. Ginger is an award?winning filmmaker who grew up in New York and graduated from Columbia University.

Ginger is the co-director of a new documentary film on this subject titled, Erasing Family, which depicts the stories of a disturbing number of children and parents that are “erased” from their families due to divorce and to the current, often-ineffective child custody laws.

As I mentioned last week, these may be two of the most important shows we’ve done on the Next Chapter with Charlie.

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Try a Little Tenderness

February 18, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

The most important freedom is freedom from your own self-judgment. Virginia Tugaleva

How many times have you heard someone claim, “I would never say the things to others that I say to myself”? How many times have you said that very same thing to yourself?
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#62 Erasing Families Pt 1: Mom

February 14, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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We have a most fascinating and disturbing show today on what is becoming an almost epidemic subject. It is called Erasing Families. Now, because of the privacy and confidentiality of the information we will be sharing with my very special guest, we going to give her a pseudonym of Mom.

Our subject of Erasing Families has been referred to in psychiatry as Parental Alienation, although new designations are forthcoming.

“Parental Alienation” has been known as a disorder that arises primarily in the context of brutal and hateful child custody disputes. It is the manifestation of one parent’s highly influential campaign to denigrate the other parent, with no genuine justification other than revenge. The result is that the denigrated parent is totally erased from the lives of their children. In many cases the children absolutely refuse any connection whatsoever with that parent.

My guest today, Mom, has personally experienced the tragedies of being on the rejected end of this situation. I want to talk with her about how this psychosis comes about and the problems parents experience while dealing with this issue.

Next week we will continue the subject with film producer, Ginger Gentile, who will offer more definition and hope for recovery from the voices of the children. These may be two of our most important shows on the Next Chapter with Charlie.

Be sure to tune in for Part II next week!


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Who Are You, Really?

February 10, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 2 Comments

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. 
Carl Jung

Just Thinking…

How come some of the people I really like today are the very same ones I often intensely disliked when I first met them?

I find it rather comical. If I don’t like you on first impression it is most likely because there is something about you that reminds me of me—generally a part of me that I am not particularly fond of. But after I spend more time with you I discover the similarities and then the next thing I know we are the best of friends.

At the same time this principle provides a unique opportunity for personal growth and wisdom. Instead of bemoaning the reasons why you may dislike another person you may consider that, instead, they function like an undesirable mirror. I like the little quip by author Chuck Palahniuk:

“The difference between how you look and how you see yourself is enough to kill most people. And maybe the reason vampires don’t die is because they can never see themselves in photographs or mirrors.” Haunted

Since the option of becoming a vampire is unlikely, you are stuck with you. I can’t imagine a better person to be stuck with, especially if you are a personal growth and wisdom seeker. Mahatma Gandhi reckoned:

“It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good heart whatever they might have to say.” 

So, if you want to discover things about yourself that you might want to work on, just evaluate the things in other people you don’t like.

When I Don’t Like You

Is It Because I Really Don’t Like Me?

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Terry Hershey: #61 Who Owns You?

February 7, 2018 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

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My guest today is our good friend, Terry Hershey. If you’re a frequent listener of the show then you’re familiar with Terry, who is a regular guest. Terry is a prolific writer, conference keynote speaker, renowned landscape architect, and spiritual advisor.

Today, I want to chat with Terry about how to take possession of your own life. We, all, too frequently give others permission to have some control over certain aspects of our lives. And we wind up frustrated, overwhelmed and often depressed.

This is our subject for the day. Who Owns You?

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