CRACKED! The Podcast
OUR PASSION. OUR PURPOSE. OUR PODCAST
listen to the story that inspired the podcast
Meet Your Hosts
Rebecca Schaper is an author, filmmaker, philanthropist, and mental health advocate. She is co-producer/director of the award-winning documentary, A Sister’s Call, which chronicles her mission to bring her brother Call Richmond Jr. back from the depths of homelessness and schizophrenia while seeking ways to heal herself and her family from the past, and author of The Light in His Soul: Lessons from My Brother’s Schizophrenia.
Rebecca makes frequent public and media appearances as a spokesperson for mental-health awareness and spiritual development.
SANDIE SEDGBEER is a journalist, author, broadcaster, and Talk TV/Radio Show host with more than 30 years’ experience in the media.
She is the author of six successful non-fiction books, founder and Editor-in-Chief of three leading-edge new thought magazines, and the founder of the No BS Spiritual Book Club.
Because mental health isn’t something that applies to just some of us—it applies to all of us.
Stress, grief, loss, worry, bereavement, health challenges, and periods of uncertainty are inevitable life experiences that can tip the scales at any time, throwing any one of us off-balance.
At times like these, some areas of life and living can feel challenging.
The fact is… we’re all susceptible to anxiety, depression, grief, and irrational behaviors at times—they’re all part of the human condition.
We’re all cracked, and that’s not such a bad thing. For it’s when the cracks appear that we open ourselves up to change, growth, and new beginnings.
EPISODE 15 – AUGUST 5 2021
Healing the Wounds of Physical, Emotional and Psychological Trauma
According to Dr. Gabor Maté: “Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you.” Trauma is that scarring that makes you less flexible, more rigid, less feeling and more defended.” This week, group and individual psychotherapist and author, Malcolm Stern returns to the show to share how we can understand, move beyond, and heal emotional, physical, and psychological trauma.
EPISODE 16 – AUGUST 19 2021
Opening to Change – Coaching With Compassion for Lifelong Learning and Growth
We all think we know what’s best for others. Sometimes, we might even be right. But regardless of how well-meaning our motivation is, we will never change someone by pushing. So how do we get people to change? According to the latest neuroscience, there is a secret biological key to coaching genuine, lasting change in the lives of others and in us. Professor Richard Boyatzis joins us this episode to tell us how.
EPISODE 17 – SEPTEMBER 2 2021
Medical Marijuana – Making Sense of the Cannabis Debate
As stress, depression, anxiety and fear escalate, medical marijuana is increasingly being used to calm stress, ameliorate withdrawal symptoms, and ease physical, mental, and emotional pain. But how effective is medical marijuana really? And how safe?
In this episode, Dr. Rasean Hodge and Nick McCauley unravel some of the many myths and misconceptions about cannabis.
EPISODE 19 – OCTOBER 7 2021
From Schizophrenia to Recovery with Bethany Yeiser and Mary Beth De Bord
Bethany Yeiser is an author and mental health advocate. Her memoir Mind Estranged tells the story of her life from her years as a promising university student through her gradual descent into schizophrenia, and unexpected full recovery.
In July, 2016, she established the CURESZ Foundation to help patients achieve the highest possible level of recovery.