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This show covers all aspects of health & wellness and personal development. From managing stress to the power of a good night's sleep. Find out how good oral hygiene can support a healthy body and about the impact your thoughts and emotions have on your overall well being. You'll also hear about essential oils, anti-aging techniques, mindfulness, natural remedies, and reducing toxins in your environment. This podcast will help you go from merely living to thriving! The show is hosted by Lisa ...
 
Tune-in & be empowered as Lisa Osborn talks with experts & authors offering tips & ideas on how to live your best life in a changing world. It's 'Oprah meets Coast to Coast AM!' + find more at www.lisa.fm Also, Discover Your Destiny with the Daily Destiny :60 second podcast based on Destiny Cards, an ancient science blending astrology + numbers + playing cards. Discover YOUR personal card, post your birthday (month/day) at www.facebook.com/destinycards
 
Lifestyle by Design is hosted by Karen Jacobs, an Occupational Therapist and a professor in Occupational Therapy at Boston University. Lifestyle By Design’s motto is “helping you solve everyday challenges.” Each episode will introduce you to extraordinary people who will share with us their stories of how they addressed a challenge in their lives, as well as professionals who will share their expertise on how to handle challenges big and small.
 
Lisa and Chelle are two Canadian friends who cover True Crime from the True North. You may think Canada is a pleasant little country full of maple syrup, snowy weather and people who say “sorry” all the time, but it’s much more sinister than that. Coast to coast and all throughout history there’s crime being committed across Canada. We ask the questions you want to ask, we theorize on what really happened, and we try to find out the truth behind every single case. If you’re like us, you’ll a ...
 
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Quinn Tyminski joins us to talk about her experiences as an OT working in community mental health. In the discussion we explore concepts around Occupational Justice. Quinn’s writing on this topic also featured in a chapter she wrote for “Illuminating the Dark Side of Occupation,” a book that was covered in a previous episode.…
 
In the summer of 2019, a nation-wide manhunt broke out in Western Canada, searching for Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky, two teenage boys who were on a killing spree. The murders were random and appeared to be crimes of opportunity, with no apparent motive or reason behind them. At one point, these two boys were even thought to be potential victim…
 
Mathias Thorpe is a graduate student at the Boston University School of Social Work. Mathias shares about his background prior to Boston University and the path that ultimately led him towards pursuing his Masters in Macro social work and the possible career paths open to him when he graduates.By Lifestyle By Design
 
Claudette Osborne was in danger. And after making several desperate phone calls to her family and a disturbing voicemail, she went missing. But this isn't the only tragedy the Osborne family has suffered...Not only are all the women in today's episode Indigenous, they are ALL related. This week's case is a stark reminder of the ongoing epidemic of …
 
Dr. Ariana Gonzalez joins us to share about her work as an Occupational Therapist working with justice involved individuals through her company, Life After Incarceration: Transition and Reentry, also known as LAITR LLC. To learn more, visit lifeafterincarceration.com.By Lifestyle By Design
 
For this case, we’re going back to the 1970s in Edmonton, Alberta, where Terry and Ron Yakimchuk were preparing to leave their hometown in search of a new life on the east coast. This couple was known for their devious streak - they were progressive thinkers with adventurous attitudes. But when the couple doesn't turn up at their final destination,…
 
This week on Whose Crime is it Anyway, Lisa and Chelle each tell a story of two people who survived a brush with death. In 1990, Tyler Pelke and his friend Curtis Klassen were at home in the small town of Altona, Manitoba, when a high school classmate knocks on their door, starting a series of terrible events. On the other side of the country in 20…
 
Imagine witnessing a murder but you couldn’t do anything to help because you were separated by a computer screen…thousands of miles away. This is the case of Qian Liu; an international student who was attacked in her own apartment while she was on a video call. Listen as Lisa shares The Webcam Murder on Whose Crime is it Anyway?If you would like to…
 
Daniel Osborn joins us to share about his new pdocast, “Joy and Conversation” launching April 11. Joy and Conversation is a podcast about Jewish history and culture. It is propelled by curiosity and a passion for teaching and learning. Eclectic but accessible, it is like looking into a kaleidoscope and seeing the vibrant colors, complex shapes, and…
 
After living the life of luxury and wealth, the son of a well-known millionaire is caught for murdering a complete stranger while test driving a truck. But investigators soon began to uncover that this wasn’t his first kill…This is the case of Dellen Millard. **Chelle is on a spring break for next couple weeks while she moves apartments! In the mea…
 
In 1965, a 40-year-old wife and mother became ill with what seemed like the flu. But it was repeatedly misdiagnosed and she became violently ill. Over the course of months, her health deteriorated drastically until she couldn't eat and her limbs became paralyzed. Test after test, medical professionals could not figure out what could be causing her …
 
Lila and William Young seemed like a match made in heaven. With no children of their own, the couple started the Ideal Maternity Home in the late 1920s in East Chester, Nova Scotia, as a safe haven for unwed women to deliver their babies in secret. In return, Lila and William gave the babies to a good home with adoptive parents. But this was all ju…
 
In this episode, we hear from Lisa Davis regarding her role as a CASA. A CASA is a volunteer advocate who helps ensure a child is in a safe environment through monthly meetings with the child and regular contact with important people in his or her life. The CASA works with a team of people to help secure necessary services for the child’s well-bein…
 
In November 1995, 28-year-old Brenda Way was found brutally murdered behind a small apartment building in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Three years later, they put her killer behind bars. But after 21 years, more and more layers to the truth were being discovered. And they weren’t necessarily being discovered because they were missed...it was starting to…
 
The case of Candace Stevens is about a small town murder of a young Indigenous woman from New Brunswick, whose body is found on the side of a dirt road. Initially, police weren’t naming any suspects. But after a suspicious apartment fire, a gunman on the loose in a local Walmart, and a high-speed car chase, the case took a turn. And police were abl…
 
Ben Tyner was a 31-year-old True American Cowboy from Laramie, Wyoming. Full of life and adventure, Ben accepted a new job to manage Nicola Ranch in Merritt, British Columbia. In November 2018, he packed up his horses and dogs and made the move up north. It would only be three months later when Ben’s horse would be found in the backcountry 15 miles…
 
Karen interviews four occupational therapy students from Alvernia University, Antonia Trupio, Dana Richard, Marlena Metri, and Jenna Norris who are at Alvernia University in the Master of Occupational Therapy '21program. They share their experience in starting their own COTAD Chapter at Alvernia. COTAD, The Coalition of Occupational Therapy Advocat…
 
Gabriella is a pediatric OT in Queens, NY, a BU alum, and an advocate for greater awareness and inclusion of culturally responsive approaches in OT education programs. She shares her experiences working with Spanish speaking populations in school environments and shines a light on the lack of access Spanish speaking populations face. She shares pra…
 
Madison "Maddy" Scott is from the small community of Vanderhoof, BC, and she joins her friends to camp overnight at a party in the woods. But the party starts to get out of hand when an uninvited group shows up - and everyone heads home. Tents are taken down, and bags are packed… all except for one. Maddy is left to camp on her own, and when mornin…
 
In 1995, Terry Driver was viciously assaulting young women in the lower mainland. But it wasn't until he murdered 16-year-old, Tanya Smith, that the entire town was living in fear because he announced that he was searching the streets for his next victim. The community lived in crippling fear of leaving their homes as the terrorizing lasted months,…
 
For this story, we're going back to 2012 in Victoria, British Columbia, where Emma Fillipoff was starting a new life for herself in a brand new city. But after arriving in Victoria, things took a drastic turn. Without a stable living situation, or a job lined up, Emma had a lot to deal with on her own. But still she remained in good spirits. Until …
 
This week’s case is about a reality TV star, Ryan Jenkins who meets Jasmine Fiore, a beautiful model from a small town aspiring to make it in the big city. Sparks flew and the couple quickly married. But the relationship begins with a foundation of jealousy and ends in a tragic crime of passion and an international mahunt. Tune in as Lisa shares th…
 
Happy Holidays! Put your feet up, relax, pour a glass of wine, and dive into our special update episode that sheds more light on four of our previously covered cases. There's a new person of interest in the murders of Barry and Honey Sherman, two police searches done on Nanaimo properties in search of Lisa Marie Young, documents released in the Lin…
 
Welcome to our Christmas Special! This week’s case takes us back to 1962; To an era where bank robberies were all the rage and a regular occurrence. But this particular hold-up was one like no other. It involves a vicious Santa Claus who leaves behind a sea of red, and would make this one of Canada’s greatest manhunts EVER 🎅🏼 Sourceshttps://podcast…
 
Wendy Ratté was a 44-year-old free spirited mother of two, who just vanished into thin air one day in August of 1997. The small community of Prince George, BC, had theories: did the husband do it? Did Wendy run off to the States to start a new life? Or... could it have been something to do with her alter ego: Shanna? In this case, there's a secret …
 
This week’s case takes place at a type of event that we can all call a distant memory; a music festival. What was supposed to be a weekend of dancing and fun, it came to a halt after a young girl was found brutally murdered on the festival grounds. The investigation had a great head start…until the plot twist. Not only is this a story of pointing f…
 
Get ready for a wild ride of conspiracy, lies, and murder for hire. This is the case of Peter Demeter, and the multiple crimes he committed... while in AND out of jail. We’re going back to the 1970s in Toronto, where this man couldn’t help his desire for more. More expensive things, more beautiful women, and more money. Lots of money. But this desi…
 
This isn’t your typical bank robbery…this is about a stolen 220 pound giant Canadian Loonie made out of 99.99% pure solid GOLD. But this precious golden coin wasn’t stolen on Canadian soil....Grab your passports because we’re flying all the way over to the famous Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany! SOURCEShttps://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.theglobeandmail…
 
Jennifer Pan was the golden child. She looked like she had everything good going for her—a supportive family, a career trajectory that was taking off, and a life in the big city of Toronto. But underneath this shiny exterior was a web of lies and deception. This 24-year-old was living a double life for years, and when she couldn’t handle it any lon…
 
Brookline Rotarians Susan Rack, Joyce Graff, and Elias Audy discuss the role of the service organization on a global scale as well as within the Brookline community. They also share information regarding their upcoming Thanksgiving fundraiser. To learn more about the Brookline Rotary and upcoming events please visit: https://brooklinerotary.org/…
 
This is what happens when a self-development company looks good on the outside—helpful, caring, with a great community of people. But on the inside is something much more sinister, all because of one man and his goal to indoctrinate women into becoming his sex slaves. Keith Raniere is our narcissist of the week, and Chelle and Lisa dive into the in…
 
November is Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Canada. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been an alarming increase in domestic violence reports all across the globe. Job losses and social isolation have added fuel to the fire and because of the lockdowns, victims haven't been able to get away from their abusers. We wanted to bring to…
 
Happy Halloween! It’s spooky season and this year we have an episode that will scare your socks off! In 1829, nearly 200 years ago in the small community of Baldoon, Ontario, a farmer and his family began experiencing haunting disturbances in their home. But it wasn’t until the torment escalated so much that they realized their lives were in danger…
 
In 1946, long before Karla Homolka, there was someone else who was seen as the most murderous woman in Canada. Someone dressed in high fashion and furs with pearls and red lipstick, claiming the spotlight wherever she went. She was pushed into the elite society of parties, cocktails, and wealthy married men from a very young age. There is a web of …
 
In August of 1982, a mysterious young man was spotted by some locals who lived on Little Bitter-Root Lake in Montana. He appeared to be injured, soaking wet, and carried a duffle bag with him. A week after the man had passed through, a plane was discovered at the bottom of the lake that had ties to Vancouver, British Columbia. But it wasn’t until t…
 
CW: This episode mentions sexual abuse, pornography and sex work during the conversation. Bex joins the podcast to discuss her new book “Illuminating The Dark Side of Occupation.” Bex defines the Dark Side of Occupation as occupations that have not yet been discovered or explored deeply and may range from the mundane to the extreme, risky or harmfu…
 
In 1996, Blair Adams was thriving. He had a great job, lots of friends, and was happy with his life. Then everything suddenly changed. Convinced that someone was after him, the 31-year-old embarks on a journey from Surrey, British Columbia, all the way to Knoxville, Tennessee, making a series of confusing purchases and choices. And during a simple …
 
Autumn Equinox, a time to check in with yourself to review the past three months, release what you no longer want and set your attention on what you wish to create. In this episode, I offer guidelines for socializing safely during the pandemic, self-care reminders and how to see the 'silver lining' in pandemic life, when things have slowed down and…
 
In 2007, police became aware of a string of break-ins with very particular similarities; women’s underwear were going missing. Police were beginning to worry that this intruder would soon escalate his crimes, putting these women in danger…and they were right. When they finally caught the person responsible, it shocked the country because this was a…
 
Kathleen is a transportation and urban planner and is currently the Assistant Administrator for the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA). She joins us to discuss how public transit is responding to and evolving with changing public safety needs as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.By Lifestyle By Design
 
Felicia Solomon and Tina Fontaine were both found murdered in the watery depths of the Red River, a whole decade apart. These two girls didn't know each other, but they share a similar, terrifying path—of young Indigenous girls going missing in Winnipeg, and their cases left unsolved. Who is this monster in Manitoba? Could there be a serial killer …
 
Catching up with Sarah Tuberty of “Disarming Disability” podcast Sarah Tuberty returns to the podcast to update us on what she’s been doing since she last appeared to talk about her podcast “Disarming Disability.” In additional to creating season 2 of the podcast, Sarah shared new ventures with us, including her new YouTube channel, “Sarah Lives Li…
 
In 2002, 21-year-old Lisa Marie Young was at a house party celebrating her friend’s birthday in Nanaimo, B.C. After leaving to get food with a new acquaintance, she called her friend in a panic because this person took her somewhere else and was holding her against her will. Lisa has never been seen since. Where is she?! And WHO is responsible?! If…
 
After being diagnosed with degenerative disc disease and failing to find relief through traditional medicine, Arun ultimately found success to his pain challenges through exploration of the connection between mind and body. He has since started his own company, Remedy health, which offers tools and practices to support people on a journey of health…
 
On a quiet street in Victoria, BC, a young real estate agent shows her clients a million dollar dream home... and it turns into a total nightmare. Little did she know, she was shaking the hands of her killers. But WHO killed Lindsay? Was it the boyfriend? The best friend? Her boyfriend's mother?! A drug cartel?! There are SO MANY THEORIES in this c…
 
This week it's Part 2 of the Diane Werendowicz case. We discuss the Robert Badgerow trials—and yes, there are many. It’s a whirlwind that has the jury’s heads spinning. The prosecutors presented a second piece of audio to compare the 911 call with a recording of Badgerow giving a speech at his wedding. Is this the same voice?! Check it out and put …
 
Well 2020 really threw a wrench into things eh? Chelle and Lisa are finally back to give you the first episode for Season 2!!! In 1981, 23-year-old Diane Werendowicz was murdered on her short walk home after leaving a local bar one night in Hamilton, Ontario. But her case goes cold for 17 years. It wasn’t until the advances in DNA forensics and an …
 
Moving to a different country may impact an individual’s ability to engage in familiar roles, routines, and habits. Such a transition influences occupational performance, occupational identity, relationships, and overall health and wellbeing. Our guest, Dr. Inbal identified the profound need to support trailing spouses in the process of relocation …
 
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