Shannon Cohn, Director, “Below The Belt” film

Please welcome to our show Shannon Cohn, director of the #PBS documentary, “Below The Belt: The Last Health Taboo.”

The film talks about #endometriosis, which is often misdiagnosed in patients. The disease affects one in nine women who are often in extreme pain, discounted, and ultimately left with no answers.

In fact, can take years to diagnoses endometriosis, and the emotional and physical toll on patients is life-altering. Many can’t work, and often, endometriosis can lead to infertility.

The film follows the stories of four patients, each seeking answers to a painful problem. We will talk about identifying the causes, symptoms, and possible cures for endometriosis.

Please find our full interview with Shannon on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and invite your friends to this join important conversation as well. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt. Thanks for tuning in.

Chris R. Vaccaro, Director IABF and Joe Quagliano, President

🇮🇹 Italians LOVE their baseball. Growing up, my parents gushed about #JoeDiMaggio, and now it’s #MikePiazza with my kids. So today, we welcome Joe Quagliano, president, and Chris Vaccaro, director, of the Italian American Baseball Foundation, doing a lot to merge young Italian ball players with baseball the U.S.

#IABF provides opportunities for youth development in baseball and softball, providing education and exposure to young players through clinics, coaching, and more. The foundation builds a pipeline of players from Italy to the U.S. by providing scholarships and showcases, supporting the Italian National Teams as American partners, and promoting baseball and softball players from high school to the Major League level.

These two have been committed to this cause since it started, and it stems from their love of baseball and all things Italian. Chris has been a successful media consultant and journalist, and Joe runs Mint Pros, providing VIP events primarily around baseball. And their love of the game is creating something special for the next round of ball players.

Please join our show with Chris and Joe, and invite your friends, too. Our full interview is available on all video and audio platforms of #LittleItalyPodcast, #LittleItalyOfLAPodcast, and #DeborahKobyltLIVE. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt, a proud Italian-American who grew up a Yankees fan, married a Mets fan, and has a son who plays college baseball ⚾️

Neferteri Plessy & Cole Patterson, Co-founders, Single Moms Planet

Please welcome to #DeborahKobyltLIVE, two women who are literally transforming the lives of single moms, and making a HUGE difference by helping women get educated, trained, and marketable for work and career.

Neferteri Plessy and Cole Patterson co-founded Single Moms Planet, which promotes independence and financial success through education. Did you know, 4 out of 10 children are living in single parent households, and that has an effect on both kids and adults. But Single Moms Planet is making sure all of that changes, and they’re here to explain to us how we can be involved, too.

Please find our full interview about Single Moms Planet on all video and audio platforms, and invite your friends, too. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt, thanks for tuning in!

Lisa L. Lewis, Author, “The Sleep-Deprived Teen”

Teens are experiencing record amounts of stress, and sleep can have a LOT to do with it. Please welcome to our show, Lisa L. Lewis, author, “The Sleep Deprived Teen,” an inside look at why our teenagers are so tired, and how parents and schools can help teens thrive.

We’ll be discussing the science of why sleep matters; how sleep affects mental health, academics, and athletic performance; we’ll talk about gender and sleep; technology and sleep, and much more.

The question is, how do teens get more sleep? Particularly when their bodies want to get to sleep later, and schools start early. We talk about all of that and more. It’s an important discussion, not just for teens, but parents, educators, and anyone interested in learning about what happens when we sleep and how we sort through our thoughts.

Please join our full interview on all video and audio platforms of #DeborahKobyltLIVE, and invite all friends, too. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt, someone who does NOT get enough sleep, often lost in my own thoughts! So please join us, there’s a lot to learn.

Terri Allen, Co-Founder, Angels of light Children’s foundation.

Please welcome to our show Terri Allen, co-founder of Angels of Light Children’s Foundation, a non-profit that provides children, teachers, parents, and professionals with effective “mindfulness” techniques for the whole child.

Currently, children worldwide are exposed to enormous stress that many adults find too challenging to process. The mission of the Foundation is to help children develop the skills to nurture wellness from within to make solid choices for themselves. She hopes to incorporate this into schools, too.

Terri has co-written two books she’ll be speaking about, “My Magical Garden” and “My Magical Tree.” These are fun, interactive books where children are encouraged to use their imagination and creativity to make choices that feel comfortable to them. Her mindfulness programs are designed to help young people regulate emotions, manage stress, and any other challenges they may be facing. She talks about this, and how our society needs to better support mental health issues to combat anxiety, depression, anger, and so much more facing young people today.

Please welcome Terri, invite your friends, and join our conversation on #DeborahKobyltLIVE, available on all video and audio platforms. I’m your host, #DeborahZaraKobylt, thanks for joining us!