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Life Changes Show, August 29, 2022

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Life Changes Show
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The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids with REBECCA ROLLAND and BRYN RYAN-VANDYKE

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy

The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids – Ep700

This Episode Features, Interview Guest, Mother of Two, a Harvard Speech-Language Pathologist, and Author of, The Art of Talking With Children, Rebecca Rolland, EdD; and Performance Guest, Alternative Folk Pop Singer / Songwriter, Bryn Ryan-VanDyke on The LIFE CHANGES Show Episode 700, Titled, “The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids”

Interview Guest: REBECCA ROLLAND, EdD; and Performance Guest: BRYN RYAN-VANDYKE


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Oral and written language specialist, lecturer, speech-language pathologist, teacher, consultant, author
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Rebecca Givens Rolland is an oral and written language specialist in the Neurology Department of Children’s Hospital Boston and a lecturer at Harvard University. As a nationally certified speech-language pathologist, she has worked clinically with populations ranging from early childhood through high school and provided teacher professional development.

As faculty and Module Director at Harvard Medical School, she lectures on topics of communication, mental focus, and creativity. She frequently consults with organizations working to design powerful learning experiences for kids and adults, including the World Bank.

She has an Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, an M.A. in English from Boston University, and a B.A. in English from Yale. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts with her husband and two children. 


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Guest Occupation
Songwriter, story teller, singer
Guest Biography


Genre:  Alternative Folk Pop – A story teller with catchy hooks.  From haunting ballads to driving rock with the occasional county pop thrown in the mix.


It was New Year’s Eve in Noosa Bay, Australia.   At midnight, looking up at the Southern Cross, Bryn didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life.  However, she did know that she did NOT want to grow old and look back with regret that she let fear or insecurity keep her down. 

Bryn also knew that, in order to be really good at something, you need to have passion for it.  The only thing that really moved her was music.  This presented a problem – she didn’t really know how to sing.  Music struck deep emotion in her and she wanted to explore why

Bryn decided to start believing she could sing-figuring by the time she got a chance, she would learn.  That chance came sooner than expected after returning home to Southern California.  She asked to sing a song with a band at a party – that started her journey.

Bryn began to write songs and teach herself to play the guitar at night because she had a day job.  She started playing with a small band at coffee houses and small venues.  After a while, Bryn broke out on her own and played all over Hollywood in places like the famous Rainbow Room, Pig n Whistle, Coconut Teazers, Club Lingerie and all over Orange County, CA.

Bryn focused mainly on songwriting.  Even though she had wonderful fans and performed often, she never felt truly comfortable on stage or with her singing voice.  She finally started doing some serious work on her voice a couple of years ago and Covid gave her extra time to focus.

Because there are people who believe in her songs and because she now truly believes in herself, She has turned a page in her musical journey. 

“I want to look back on my life without regret – I want to help people with my music – I am looking forward to the future and this new phase of my journey.”

Bryn Ryan-VanDyke

Life Changes Show

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Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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9:00 pm CT
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