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CRACKED! The Podcast


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Meet Your Hosts

Rebecca Schaper

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

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.


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.

Join us live for the inaugural edition at 9am PT/12 noon ET/6pm UTC on Thursday, January 7, 2021


EPISODE 5 – March 4 2021

EFT—Retraining Your Brain for Resilience, Creativity & Joy & Reduce Anxiety, Stress & PTS

Award-winning author, researcher, and humanitarian Dawson Church, PhD, is founder of the National Institute for Integrative Healthcare (, and the Veterans Stress Project program and In this episode, he shares how EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) has helped over 20,000 veterans with PTS over the past decade, and how it can help with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

EPISODE 6 – March 18 2021

Widening the Window—Healing from Chronic Stress and Trauma with MMFT

Elizabeth A. Stanley, PhD is a pioneering researcher who healed herself from chronic stress and trauma with the help of an evidence-based approach called Mindfulness-based Mind Fitness Training (MMFT)® which she developed. In this episode, she discusses her book Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma, which shares a new understanding of stress and trauma.

EPISODE 7 – April 1, 2021

Mental Health Advocacy — Getting Informed and Getting Involved!

David Susman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Kentucky, and the author of a highly popular mental health and advocacy blog published on Psychology Today. In this episode, he shares why mental advocacy is critical right now, how anyone can learn to be an advocate for themselves or for others, plus several simple but meaningful ways you can get involved, and more.

EPISODE 8 – April 15 2021

Breaking Down is Waking Up: Can Psychological Suffering Be a Spiritual Gateway? 

Russell Razzaque is a consultant psychiatrist and Associate Medical Director at NELFT NHS Foundation Trust, and an honorary senior lecturer at University College London. In this episode, he discusses his book Breaking Down is Waking Up: The Connection Between Psychological Distress and Spiritual Awakening, his work with Open Dialogue, and new forms of treatment for mental illness inspired by Eastern approaches. 

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1st and 3rd Thursday of the month | @ 12 noon ET/9am PT/5pm UTC. Streaming on YouTube

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