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A Reflective Moment

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Wed, 08/29/2018 – 19:21
I just posted this on Facebook and so want to put it here as well.
I’m in such a reflective moment. Today, cleaning out and reorganizing drawers, I had a pile of pictures and things and thought Des might want to see them and, could help me know what to keep and what to discard. I didn’t realize I’d be going back to the past to such a degree.

There were old report cards, back to kindergarten and first grade. There were painstaking progress reports written by a few of my teachers. I could so appreciate the time and energy they took to write them. It was heart-warming to know they enjoyed me. I could hear their concerns, suggestions, the things they were proud of… It was interesting to hear more of how they saw me. As I heard their statements, I went between what they were observing and saying, and to world in which I was living back then

I remember so many things about each and every one of those teachers. How I wish I could spend time with them now, expressing my appreciation of them. .

It reminds me of when caring for Tommy, Des and Tony’s father, I began to see every other person who ever was a caregiving, teacher, parent, kind person in my life. I could appreciate their ordinariness and their extraordinariness as I grappled with my own strengths and stumblings in my role with Tommy. Suddenly all of those adults in their various roles became awesome, very real people as they, and later, I, as we were and are not always equipped with the right words. As we guess and fumble at the best way to say or do things. I don’t think it is ever really about saying and doing life perfectly. It’s about our intent to do good, mean well.

Lately I’ve been thinking about the various conversations around politically correct language. Perhaps a more appropriate way to approach this is to strive increasingly for language that is inclusive. Maybe that’s a sidebar, and maybe not. 🙂

In any case, wow, how very moving to read, and hear described those pictures and messages of so long ago. While I can’t go back and contact those teachers. I know my ongoing task is to continue to show up for people and in conversations today, appreciating so much of who and what we all bring to life in each and every moment, now!
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Update! And, Returning To ACB Radio

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Sat, 07/14/2018 – 15:26
Hi Everyone,
I never expected being gone so long, and I know some of you thought I’d never return.
After approximately eight months, I’m returning to ACB Radio Interactive with both “The Good Energy Mix” and “In The Quiet” beginning this week, July6 16 2018. “On The Inside Track” will return to ACB Radio Mainstream beginning in August.
My other project I spoke about when I left will come into play in a parallel way which will not interfere with my participation with ACB Radio.
It’s been a highly charged time since I left. The break was much needed. Our caregiving demanded constant attention from all of us here. It was intense, a 24-7 vigel that demanded flexibility, patience and focus constantly. If you’ve ever dealt with Alzheimer’s, it’s a terrible disease. Under statement. When I was first here four years ago, we often had to repeat things every 30 seconds which, as it was, was frustrating and sad for all of us. In the last couple of months however, 30 seconds would have been a long time. It became necessary to repeat, reassure etc., every ten seconds! In February, Tommy died. We had actually gotten Hospice in a few days before, not anticipating he was ready to leave, but knowing we could get far more support in the way of services. It was ac tually a quick decline from there. Given a series of things that happened within his last few days, we’re glad his suffering was alleviated. But oh, we sure do miss him! Periodically, we get signs that he’s saying hello.
I can’t begin to say how much learned in the privilege of taking care of him. H got to see, and be, every caregiver, teacher, helper, parent, who ever had to deal with me! Imagine that! I felt his frustration, his powerlessness. He was much kinder in his darkest hours than I ever was in mine. All the while, really since I’ve been here, I have felt myself change, becoming someone very different. My decisions, perceptions, actions and choices are far different. More of my own Swiss Cheese holes have been filled in. More brain cells have clicked into a very different way of being.
After Tommy died, we got into a huge project around here or reorganizing rooms, purging and shifting. My office is now in a new room, and it’s only been set up now for this last week. I wanted to wait for much of this to settle before returning to live broadcasting.
After about six weeks of being gone, I began to miss “The Good Energy Mix.” “In The Quiet” has remained on several stations. It took a lot of energy to make sure they had shows during this time. I intended to stop giving them shows, when I learned that this show when from being on four stations to nine, and now back on ACB Radio, it will be ten. This renewed my commitment. Though those stations have increasingly taken this show, I’ve missed bringing it live to those of you who listen on ACB Radio. It doessn’t felt fare to keep it from you any longer as I hear from some of you from time to time about how you’ve missed it.When I began “In The Quiet” I knew it cemented me more fully into my sense of mission, to carry a positive message of spirituality.
In the last couple of months, I’ve met some other friends through YouTube, been a guest on their channel, and am about ready to expand my channel as well. I’ve learned about YouTube Live. It’s a challenge to take it on but I’m going to see if I can manage it.
I’ve also been speaking more locally. I’m pleased this has yielded more invations to speak with great feedback. There are some other exciting things I’ll save for sharing on air, so I hope you’ll tune in.
“The Good Energy Mix”, Monday, 11:00 A.M. Eastern.
“In The Quiet” Tuesday, 7:00 P.M. Eastern.
http://acbradio.org/interactive
Find me on Facebook and Twitter. Feel free to message me during the show, particularly Monday, as I keep “In The Quiet” just that, quiet. 🙂
Hope you can tune in.
Meanwhile, contrary to popular belief out there, I still say it’s a very exciting time to be alive and on this planet. Stick around, and you just might find my message andenergy positively contagious. 🙂

“In the Quiet” – A New Expanded LIsts of Stations

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Wed, 05/02/2018 – 19:26
Hi Everyone!
In attempting to shift some things around, I learned today that this program I created six years ago is on a longer list of stations. I don’t have URLs for all of them and am not positive they all air at the same time but think they might as they come through the Global Community Network.
I’m so proud of this show and glad it’s out there in circulation!
Here are the stations.
WQNA FM The Edge 88.3 Thursday 3:00 A.M.
Global Community Radio
http://globalcommunityradio.blogspot.com.
Sunday, 5:00-7:00 A.M. Eastern
WRAQ-LP Angelica New York,
www.wraq.org
Sunday, 5:00-7:00 A.M. Eastern
These next ones, I don’t have the times but since they are on a network, they may be airing it at the Sunday morning time as listed above.
WXDR-LP New Orleans Louisiana,
WLSL-LP St. Leo Florida,
WYAP-LP Clay West Virginia,
WNPA-LP Canton Ohio,
WMUU-LP Madison Wisconsin,
KPDO Pescadero California.
Meanwhile, things are progressing… More soon.
Be well. Be in your well.
Much love,
Debbie Hazelton

Expanded List of Stations Carrying “In The Quiet

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Wed, 05/02/2018 – 18:23
Hi Everyone,
For those who are new, I’ve done a show for the last six years called “In The Quiet.” It has been well liked. It’s a place to go within, hear peaceful and uplifting music, along with some inspirational thoughts and words. I’m not currently doing it live, so here is a list of stations carrying it currently as it is prerecorded.
This list has grown! I don’t know all of their schedules. Some are on Sunday morning. Here’s what I have.
WQNA FM The Edge 88.3 Thursday 3:00 A.M.
Global Community Radio
http://globalcommunityradio.blogspot.com.
Sunday, 5:00-7:00 A.M. Eastern
WRAQ-LP Angelica New York,
www.wraq.org
Sunday, 5:00-7:00 A.M. Eastern
These next ones, I don’t have the times but since they are on a network, they may be airing it at the Sunday morning time as listed above.
WXDR-LP New Orleans Louisiana,
WLSL-LP St. Leo Florida,
WYAP-LP Clay West Virginia,
WNPA-LP Canton Ohio,
WMUU-LP Madison Wisconsin,
KPDO Pescadero California.
There was one in Vermont but I don’t have it on this list.
Meanwhile, things are progressing… More soon.
Be well. Be in your well.
Much love,
Debbie Hazelton

Expanded List of Stations Carrying “In The Quiet

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Wed, 05/02/2018 – 18:19
Hi Everyone,
For those who are new, I’ve done a show for the last six years called “In The Quiet.” It has been well liked. It’s a place to go within, hear peaceful and uplifting music, along with some inspirational thoughts and words. I’m not currently doing it live, so here is a list of stations carrying it currently as it is prerecorded.
This list has grown! I don’t know all of their schedules. Some are on Sunday morning. Here’s what I have.
WQNA FM The Edge 88.3 Thursday 3:00 A.M.
Global Community Radio
http://globalcommunityradio.blogspot.com.
Sunday, 5:00-7:00 A.M. Eastern
WRAQ-LP Angelica New York,
www.wraq.org
Sunday, 5:00-7:00 A.M. Eastern
These next ones, I don’t have the times but since they are on a network, they may be airing it at the Sunday morning time as listed above.
WXDR-LP New Orleans Louisiana,
WLSL-LP St. Leo Florida,
WYAP-LP Clay West Virginia,
WNPA-LP Canton Ohio,
WMUU-LP Madison Wisconsin,
KPDO Pescadero California.
There was one in Vermont but I don’t have it on this list.
Meanwhile, things are progressing… More soon.
Be well. Be in your well.
Much love,
Debbie Hazelton

FYI Stepping Away From ACB Radio Broadcasting (A friendly move)

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Wed, 11/15/2017 – 14:29
Hello Everyone,
It’s a friendly move. It’s a definite move.
After ten plus years of broadcasting with ACB Radio, it is time to move on. While I will still remain with the project occasionally working in the background, I’m ready to spread my wings into new territory. I promised this years ago when leaving Team-FM. Since that time, I got bogged down with one thing or another that kept me where I’ve been, pretty much tethered to shows. I’ve also been heavily involved with a team of 24-7 care-giving, and am looking forward to some unscheduled time to both rest and create more freely. Though my first radio experiences were not with ACB Radio, I’m grateful for the experiences in growing as a broadcaster, producer and all that I learned I could accomplish in my previous role as assistant managing director. Today, I remain a member of a couple of ACB affiliates. My heart is still with what ACB represents and I’m proud of many of its accomplishments.
Affective now, all of my shows are moving to a retirement status. It’s entirely possible that they will rise up elsewhere, and even be back in circulation here through another avenue. Feel free to sign up for my Announce List by sending a blank email to:
Announce-request@debbiehazelton.com
The word subscribe in the subject line.
Many thanks first, to ACB for continuing to support and help grow ACB Radio. It still has tons of potential. When I hear things like state and national conventions streamed, World Blind Union I am repeatedly moved just to consider how even one person who is blind/visually impaired can in any given moment feel less isolated, greater self-esteem while finding practical resources by which to move ahead and gain greater freedom. The Interactive stream remains important to bring community and social interaction. ACB Radio is huge! May it continue to grow in wonderful ways. I am always willing to help brainstorm more that it can become and especially appreciate Jeff Bishop as a friend and colleague as we have, and will continue to share many brainstorming ideas together. Jeff is doing what I’m now doing, spreading his wings to do more, bring more, all that go a long way to enhance ACB and our lives as people who are blind/visually impaired.
I also want to publicly thank Larry Turnbull. This guy starts working every day at 5:00 A.M. and rarely quits his attentiveness to so much detail, to run ACB Radio with its seven streams and simultaneously executing his role as ACB server administrator, overseeing all of ACB lists as well as providing ongoing and on-call support to ACB office staff in both national offices. Larry has trained, hand-held many new broadcasters, spending hours of time to tutor and guide. It would probably take six people to replace him in all that he currently does today, much of which remains in the background behind the scenes.
Thank you, listeners, who have tuned in, enjoyed any of my shows, who have been guests and dared to openly share so much of your lives. Without you, who listen and participate whether on-air or through interactive discussions, there would be no place, no avenue for radio. And thank you Randy Rusnak, for being The Big R. We had fun cooking up lots of food and craziness, passing along many tips and resources.
Truthfully, I’d like to see many more aspiring broadcasters spend time on ACB Radio, and take the initiative to grow on and up into new possibilities. In my opinion, this could do more to both grow ACB and ACB Radio. This was part of what I hoped would happen through the vehicle and program of Affiliates In Action. Perhaps it will still do so one day. It’s a huge endeavor.
In any event, onward we go, together and separately. I apologize for any disappointment or sadness. Sometimes we have to stretch to grow. Thank you for your support, interest and understanding.
Debbie Hazelton

et Yourself Off The Hook! Really! “In The Quiet”

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Tue, 08/01/2017 – 17:34
Hey there! And happy new month!
Is there a referee on your shoulder? Tell them no thank you, and send them on their way, and come rest In The Quiet. Without that pressure to be or do or become by anyone else’s agenda, even your own, without that old list of “should-a could-a would-a… you might just find more energy to be more and thus do more from a peaceful place within. Works for me, as long as I listen from within and allow the depth from beyond old negative tapes to repair and guide my way.
Come be inspired by the sheer beauty of music! It’s powerful stuff! And it’s here for all of us!
7:00 P.M. EDT.
http://acbradio.org/interactive
Hey, it might really make a difference you can keep, a difference that allows you and everything in your life to make a positive difference going forward!
Debbie Hazelton

Find Our Way, With The Good Energy Of Others

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Mon, 04/24/2017 – 08:55
Wow! Last week in April already!
I woke with the song:
“I’m Beginning To See the Light.”
From there, songs about what we see, (perceive) in others… How we find our way… How and what we learn from others…
I tell people all the time
“Vision is in the mind.”
People say
“I see what you mean…”
Where do they/we, see it?
In the mind, in our mind’s eye.
And what if we see possibilities in others? How might we be more inspired by others?
I don’t know about you, but “same old… Same old…” isn’t good enough for me.
So the “Good Energy Mix” is here for all of us!
Let’s do it together!
11:00 A.M. EDT.
http://acbradio.org/interactive
By phone:
605 475-8130.
I’ll tell you about my invitation to find out more about healthy chocolate! Yum!
Debbie Hazelton
(Helping People Feel Better, One Person At A Time!)
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When there’s soooo much going on…, “In The Quiet” … just what we need!

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Tue, 04/04/2017 – 18:29
Hey it’s “ITQD!”
That’s how it’s getting to be known by some of us.
“In The Quiet Day!”
There, is, soooo, much, huge stuff going on for many of us, major life crises, sudden surgeries… just major changes suddenly demanding attention And all of us, needing and deserving yet more kindness, more TLC! Someone actually asked me one day a few years ago what TLC was. Tender loving care! Yes indeed! And while we need it from each other, we also need and can get it, fill up with it in the quiet! Those quiet spaces between this and that, between the busyness of thoughts, words, conversations, noise, and yet more that demands our attention!
Come and let your soul, your whole self bask in luscious sounds, some quiet reflection if you wish, a safe container of just being.
7:00 P.M. EDT.
http://acbradio.org/interactive
It’s always good to have you there when you can be with us!
Debbie Hazelton

It’s Spring! – It’s a double chocolate Monday! “Sundae?” Monday! Don’t miss it!

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Mon, 03/20/2017 – 08:31
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What could be finer? Sunshine! Spring! The promise of new energy is in the air! A GEM of a show (“The Good Energy Mix”), before Reeces Pieces! Why it’s a double chocolate Monday!
“What is she talking about?”
😉 Hehehehehe. Wouldn’t you like to know…!
11:00 A.M. EDT.
http://acbradio.org/interactive
By phone:
605 475-8130.
Check it out!
Happy Monday!
Happy new week!
Debbie Hazelton

None My Binnett

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Fri, 02/24/2017 – 15:25
Here we are in a big eclipse weekend, just before this solar eclipse on Sunday.
As I continue to keep my energy in a high place, I’m reminded of how important it is to detach from all sorts of things, such as drama, ego, petty stuff. This includes other people’s stuff. If they’re running with their egos, into drama, into the need to be right, feeling or acting entitled…, I may notice, and then, it’s really none of my business, (none my binnet!)
I’m reminded of a quote from “The Game Of Life And How To Play It” by Florence Scoven Shinn where she basically says that no matter what our relationships are with each other, “Every person is my teacher.” I can learn from their/my actions, learn from my past. I can see how far I have come, or where I need to go. I can gain empathy, send love, offer honest feedback if asked… Ultimately, it’s not for me to instruct them, change them, enlighten them, persuade or fix or enable them. The best way I can offer healing is to stay out of the way and send love, light, equal to the highest of intensions and let them be.
I like the acrromym for EGO: “Edging God out.” There’s healthy ego, and sometimes it takes larger egos to take on big jobs. There’s such a thing as healthy self-esteem, and, as I stated in my second book “Solving The Self-esteem Puzzle”, I don’t believe there’s any such thing as too much self love, that is, genuine self love. I don’t believe though, that genuine self love needs to be arrogant.
I used to believe that if I knew something, it was for me to say it. It’s amazing to watch group dynamics and notice how others in group settings end up bringing up what needs to be said. I don’t have to do it. In fact, things often go more smoothly if I don’t. I can just send love and blessings. The more I stay quiet and out of the way, the more right working takes place.
It reminds me of the magnificent ways our bodies are made, how one breath and then another continue to happen on their own. Blood continues to pump bringing vitality to my whole body, without any need for me to orchestrate or organize these functions.
And so it is…

Scattered energies…! Choosing to keep what matters rising to the top! It’s GEM Day!

Submitted by Debbie Hazelton on Mon, 02/20/2017 – 09:39
Hey there!
Are you getting to have a day off? Still going into work? Wherever you are…, let’s spend some time together this GEM day!!!
Energies are scattered! We’re between eclipses and things may get very rocky! “What, GET rocky? Aren’t they rocky enough? Haven’t they already been rocky?…”
I’ll talk about this and more on GEM, along with lots of great , upbeat music.
what matters is that we’re all in this together. So let’s bring our best and come to the table and enjoy our good energy mix as all of us together!
11:00 A.M. EST.
http://acbradio.org/interactive
Debbie Hazelton