1. Episode 98--Understanding How Adverse Childhood Experiences Impact Society with Dr. Shree Walker Billy Lahr 58:35

In this week’s episode, Billy talks with Dr. Shree Walker, the founder of Resilient Walker. She formerly served as Director of Special Education and Special Education Local Plan Area in Los Angeles County and as the Director of Section 504 and Special Populations for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools in Nashville, Tennessee. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Belmont University and serves on the leadership committee for the Sexual Assault Center, Nashville, Tennessee. She is here today to share how she navigated her own adverse childhood experiences and why taking ownership of our own Self-Care is so important.  

Billy and Dr. Walker discuss:

–The adverse childhood experiences she has experienced in her lifetime
–How the brain changes after experiencing trauma
–How the financial impact of ACEs not only affects the individuals who undergo the trauma but also impacts the American taxpayer
–Dr. Walker’s rebuttal to Dr. Hovington’s “Nature vs. Nurture” take
–How Resilience and grit differ but work together
–How gratitude, compassion, and mindfulness help build resiliency

Be sure to check out Episode 71–Navigating Trauma through Resilience with Dr. Shree Walker as well!

Want more from Dr. Shree Walker?
Check out her website and IG. You can email her at: shree.walker@resilientwalker.com

If you liked this episode, check out these episodes as well:

  • Episode 72–Acts of Service As Self-Care with Dr. Lina Haji
  • Episode 22–How to Normalize and Prioritize Mental Health Conversations with Our Children with Tandra Rutledge from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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Billy Lahr is currently the host of The Mindful Midlife Crisis, a podcast for people navigating the complexities and possibilities of life’s second half. Billy spent 21 years as an educator but became disenfranchised the last half due to budding mental health concerns and lack of job satisfaction. In 2021, Billy left his job as dean of students in order to travel the world in search of more meaningful life experiences. Since then, Billy has been focused on helping others navigate their own midlife crisis more mindfully through practical and intentional daily routines that focus on consistency, discipline, and mindful awareness.