Sinopsis

CleftCast is a podcast dedicated to helping and informing the cleft and craniofacial community through real-life stories and information.

Episodios

  • CleftCast -- Struggles Can Provide Great Lessons

    "CleftCast" -- Struggles Can Provide Great Lessons

    06/08/2016 Duración: 30min

    Every one of us within this cleft, craniofacial and facial difference worldwide community will face struggles and hardship at different times, whether it is from our anomalies or just life itself. Yet there is an opportunity, once the struggles cease or simply rest for a bit, that we can find a lesson or two to help us live better lives. In this "CleftCast" podcast, host Joe Rutland discusses struggles around health issues -- both physical and mental -- that have played a role in life. His hope is that others will hear this #podcast and find some solace no matter what struggles and challenges they are facing. #cleftstrong

  • CleftCast - Look In The Mirror And Smile

    "CleftCast" - Look In The Mirror And Smile

    25/07/2016 Duración: 30min

    At times, it is extremely difficult for people with facial differences to look in a mirror. Something as simple as that, to many people, might seem so ridiculous in regard to being filled with shame and guilt about one's looks. Yet it can happen. Seeing the beauty within yourself, no matter how your face or even body looks, is one of the great challenges for children and adults who deal with cleft, craniofacial and/or facial diffferences on a daily basis. In this "CleftCast" podcast, host Joe Rutland talks about looking in the mirror at himself, what emotions arise at times, and offers a couple of suggestions that can get all of us toward the goal of smiling more and loving ourselves in the midst of anger, sadness, fear and guilt.

  • CleftCast -- Keep On Smiling And Enjoy Your Life

    "CleftCast" -- Keep On Smiling And Enjoy Your Life

    22/05/2016 Duración: 16min

    When facing uphill battles or struggles in the facial difference community, the adage of "keep on smiling" might feel heavy ... and, at times, it is. It does not have to be that way, though. For all of us, life provides tests of strength and weakness. We can either steadfastly hold our heads up high during the strong moments, or turn into a victim in those weak states. In this "CleftCast" podcast, host Joe Rutland talks about the empowering way that keeping on smiling -- even when the chips are down -- can actually prove beneficial. This is not some woo-woo or too-fancy idea. Smiling is something that, because of our facial differences, that some might have trouble doing out of shame, fear, guilt or another emotion. Our smiles are what keep us balanced and in touch with the pulse of life.

  • CleftCast -- Learning To Smile Through Your Adversities

    "CleftCast" -- Learning To Smile Through Your Adversities

    12/04/2016 Duración: 28min

    Adversity strikes everyone in the facial difference community nearly every day. Whether it is an emotional matter or a health-related concern, every person can identify that moment in time where trouble rears its ugly head and sends you spinning out of control. In this "CleftCast," host Joe Rutland talks about learning to smile through adversity and offers helpful tips and suggestions along the way.

  • CleftCast -- The Power of Our Thoughts

    "CleftCast" -- The Power of Our Thoughts

    05/04/2016 Duración: 27min

    The power of our thoughts is something that has been discussed for millennia, whether in the schools of philosphy, religion or social settings. Well, we're going to break down how thoughts do matter within the worldwide facial difference community. In this "re-birth" "CleftCast" podcast, host Joe Rutland will offer some words on how much more powerful kind, loving thoughts can help ease the pain of emotional disturbances versus filling minds with shame, guilt, fear, loneliness and anger. Rutland will talk about where these thoughts do have a place in people's lives, but they don't have to be so dominant. "CleftCast" is pleased to be back on the air!

  • CleftCast -- The Power of Helping Hands (ADDITION)

    "CleftCast" -- The Power of Helping Hands (ADDITION)

    31/07/2015 Duración: 05min

    Sometimes, it is really good to have helping hands support you through life's ups and downs. A recent "CleftCast" podcast discussed this in greater detail. Our "addition" podcast is short, sweet and to the point. Just a little extra love shown ... from host Joe Rutland to others.

  • CleftCast -- The Power of Helping Hands

    "CleftCast" -- The Power of Helping Hands

    31/07/2015 Duración: 24min

    There are times in life where the roads get bumpy and helping hands are needed. This is true whether dealing with a child in pain or life's twists and turns become an out-of-control ride. After some time away, "CleftCast" host Joe Rutland gets back in the saddle talking some about his recent adventures. He'll also offer words of encouragement and support for those children, adults and parents looking for peace in the midst of choppy waters. Here is one hint: Helping hands really do help. Subscribe to "CleftCast" at iTunes, Stitcher and Blog Talk Radio.

  • CleftCast ... Painful Physical Abuse Must Stop

    "CleftCast" ... Painful Physical Abuse Must Stop

    23/04/2015 Duración: 29min

    It is inconceivable that there are situations where people turn violent against those who have facial differences. But it does happen, and it must stop. Physical abuse, which also includes sexual abuse, has no place in a sane world. Living and attending to everyday life as part of the cleft and craniofacial community is difficult enough. This type of behavior makes it harder, and must be faced in spite of whatever fears keep the victims from doing so. Host Joe Rutland talks about this very personal area in this week's "CleftCast."

  • CleftCast ... Taking Action Around Your Emotions Matters ...

    "CleftCast" ... Taking Action Around Your Emotions Matters ...

    16/04/2015 Duración: 23min

    Many times, people in the cleft and craniofacial community will have a lot of emotions and feelings stirred up inside. You name it. Frustration, sadness, anger, joy, happiness, etc. They all have a tendency to well up ... especially those that are soul-sucking ones and offer no peace and joy over an extended period of time. In this week's "CleftCast," host Joe Rutland talks about taking action around these emotions and offers suggestions toward addressing them. Attached to this description is a worksheet on where you might be emotionally in the moment. Download "CleftCast" at iTunes, Stitcher and Blog Talk Radio. Every minute counts ... and you are loved. Worksheet link: http://www.easel.ly/viewEasel/1787853

  • CleftCast ... The Journey Of Your Life

    "CleftCast" ... The Journey Of Your Life

    09/04/2015 Duración: 30min

    Everyone has their own journey or path to follow when it comes to their cleft or craniofacial anomaly. It can be stress filled and, at times, funny and humorous. Yet the strand that does tie many people together, in spite of different opinions and thoughts, is our connection within this worldwide community. This week's "CleftCast" talks about following the journey of your life. Host Joe Rutland discusses how following the journey of his life has led to great awareness, painful growth and a semblance of sanity. He also offers three actionable tasks that can help anyone discover their own life's course ... no matter how they look on the outside. Every minute counts ... and you are loved.

  • CleftCast -- Resentments Never Help Solve Problems

    "CleftCast" -- Resentments Never Help Solve Problems

    02/04/2015 Duración: 30min

    It is quite easy to feel resentful about what life has thrown your way. "Why do I have this craniofacial anomaly?" some ask. "Do I have to go through another operation?" others will ask. "This sucks and I don't like anyone" also is a response. Building up resentments toward physicians, family members and friends does not lead to healthy solutions for problems. They can ultimately hurt the person holding the resentments more than anyone else. This week's "CleftCast" focuses on resentments and host Joe Rutland shares his own experiences around them. Subscribe to the podcast at iTunes and Stitcher.

  • CleftCast ... Therapeutic Talk

    "CleftCast" ... Therapeutic Talk

    26/03/2015 Duración: 30min

    Let's talk about speech therapy. It is one of the toughest parts for people in the cleft and craniofacial community to go through. Kind-hearted individuals take many of us by the hand and make sure we can pronounce our vowels and consonants. They also make sure we learn to enunciate words better. Most people don't consider this a big deal. Yet there are those of us who have dealt with speech therapy and had great results. In this "CleftCast," host Joe Rutland talks about his own experience while offering encouragement for those going through it. Subscribe to "CleftCast" at iTunes. Download the podcast at iTunes, Blog Talk Radio and Stitcher.

  • CleftCast -- The Josh Blanco Story

    "CleftCast" -- The Josh Blanco Story

    16/03/2015 Duración: 30min

    Josh Blanco is a 25-year-old lefthanded pitcher out of El Paso, Texas. He was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate, managed to get his way through middle school bullies by focusing on athletics, and found himself being drafted by the Los Angeles Angels' organization in 2008 after graduating from Franklin High School. Now Josh shares his own journey with host Joe Rutland in this week's "CleftCast" podcast. Subscribe and download "CleftCast" at iTunes and Blog Talk Radio. Every minute counts ... and you are loved.

  • CleftCast ... The Priceless Gift of Serenity

    "CleftCast" ... The Priceless Gift of Serenity

    12/03/2015 Duración: 26min

    Don't you think that we all could use more serenity and peace in our lives? I do. It's quite comical to watch me lose my serene state and become agitated, afraid or scared. When these feelings crop up, I guarantee you that serenity is not around. In the cleft and craniofacial community, all of us face different stress-filled moments that can leave us simply asking why life has turned out this way. We all do deserve some serenity, sanity and peace. Host Joe Rutland talks about serenity, the gifts it offers and how we all can attempt to maintain more of it in our lives. Every minute counts ... and you are loved.

  • CleftCast -- Get Your Rage On

    "CleftCast" -- Get Your Rage On

    05/03/2015 Duración: 30min

    Yes, understandably, people, situations and circumstances can drive us in the cleft and craniofacial community to feeling upset, angry and frustrated. When they call come out at once, there is this unstoppable force called rage that appears. It does not make anyone look good, especially to family and friends. What can be done about rage? Host Joe Rutland discusses the topic of rage ... an emotion he's quite familiar with in his own life ... and how to temper the hot-headed monster inside. He'll also offer one or two ways to consider getting rage out, done with and sent to the corner with its own "Dunce" hat on. :-) Subscribe to "CleftCast" today! Download it at iTunes, Blog Talk Radio and Stitcher. Every minute counts ... and you are loved.

  • CleftCast -- Look Inside For Answers

    "CleftCast" -- Look Inside For Answers

    26/02/2015 Duración: 30min

    Too many times, a lot of us look to outside resources for solutions to our emotional problems. This is a good thing to do should these problems be so severe or damaging. Yet many of us do have the capability of stopping and looking inside for subtle answers that can help enhance self-esteem, courage, and healthier emotional states. In this week's "CleftCast," host Joe Rutland talks about "going inward" and asking deep questions that can spark solid answers. Every minute counts ... and you are loved.  

  • CleftCast ... Compassion Goes A Long Way ...

    "CleftCast" ... Compassion Goes A Long Way ...

    19/02/2015 Duración: 29min

    Being hard on ourselves because of what we deal with in the cleft and craniofacial community might come very easily to us. Why? Because there are some internal emotional patterns that make us believe we are not good enough, beautiful enough or just plain "enough" to live joyous, free and happy lives. This is not an isolated occurrence. Have you considered being more compassionate with yourself? It might be the greatest gift you ever give your heart and spirit. In this week's "CleftCast," host Joe Rutland discusses the timeless topic of compassion and how we all can send ourselves a little more heartfelt love each day. Download "CleftCast" at iTunes, Blog Talk Radio and Stitcher. Remember: Every minute counts ... and you are loved.

  • CleftCast -- Bitterness Never Solves Problems

    "CleftCast" -- Bitterness Never Solves Problems

    12/02/2015 Duración: 30min

    Admittedly, there will be times within the lives of people in the cleft and craniofacial community where feeling bitter about their lot in life happens. It's only natural and human. Yet staying stuck in bitterness, anger, rage and ranting about all of your problems never solves them at all. In fact, they seem to just get worse. In this week's "CleftCast," host Joe Rutland talks about bitterness, his own ups and downs around this heavy-duty emotion and offers a couple of ideas on how to stay focused on solution-based thinking rather than on your problems. Download "CleftCast" at iTunes, Blog Talk Radio, and Stitcher. Every minute counts ... and you are loved.

  • CleftCast - Mastering Your Mindset

    "CleftCast" - Mastering Your Mindset

    05/02/2015 Duración: 30min

    In stress-filled moments, where children's needs, doctor's appointments, home and work life-balance, etc., crop up, it can get a little crazy between your ears. Calm and serenity aren't anywhere to be found, and just "getting things done" is important. Maybe it would be a good time to give your mindset a reboot. When you and I can clear out the clutter from between our ears, then we're going to be more effective people ... whether young or old. Host Joe Rutland talks about mastering your mindset in this week's "CleftCast." Download it at iTunes, Blog Talk Radio and Stitcher Radio. Every minute counts ... and you are loved.

  • CleftCast -- Thinking Better Thoughts

    "CleftCast" -- Thinking Better Thoughts

    29/01/2015 Duración: 30min

    There is little doubt that the power of our thoughts does have an effect upon our lives. If thoughts of anger and resentment fill up our days, then it leads to discomfort emotionally. If thoughts of peace and love are more prevalent, then it can lead to serenity and sanity. Of course, when a parent is having to deal with multiple issues around their child's wellbeing, even the thought of thinking clearly and having better thoughts lingers in the background. Host Joe Rutland discusses how those of us in the cleft and craniofacial community can think better thoughts while taking time for some good self-care, too. Download "CleftCast" at iTunes, Blog Talk Radio and Stitcher Radio. Every minute counts ... and you are loved.

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