Geri Jewell was born into trauma. Born at three pounds, she was the smallest premature baby and later diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Her mother treated Geri as “as one of the bunch.”
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Born into Trauma: Geri Jewell is best known as Cousin Geri on the NBC’s sitcom, The Facts of Life and HBO’s Deadwood. She began doing standup at the Comedy Store in 1978.
Dr. Randall Bell and Tanya Brown explore Geri’s childhood and growing up disabled. They discuss how she was bullied by the neighborhood’s kids and even some parents. She talks about sexual abuse, high school, navigating Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard and landing on The Facts of Life. Geri kept her incredible sense of humor through it all.
Post-Traumatic Thriving is a podcast that addresses the toughest issues around trauma and recovery. Unresolved trauma is the #1 problem facing humanity, with 66% to 85% of all college-age people having experienced at least one traumatic event.
Unresolved trauma fuels self-medication, depression, and violent crime. Unprocessed, trauma can lead to suicide, the leading cause of death in the United States according to the National Institute of Mental Health. This podcast takes on the issues by:
- Featuring guests who not only survived trauma but are thriving
- Delivering the science and art of resilience
- Giving practical tips to move forward
- Building a community of survivors and thrivers
Dr. Bell is a sociologist and economist who specializes in disaster recovery projects. “We can tap into trauma and make it the fuel to thrive,” says Dr. Randall Bell, and the author of the bestselling book, Post-Traumatic Thriving.
Ms. Tanya Brown, MA is the author of Finding Peace Amid the Chaos. The 1994 death of Tanya’s sister Nicole Brown Simpson generated a media frenzy around O.J. Simpson. Today, she is a celebrity author, and a motivational speaker and life coach. When facing trauma Tanya said, “You need to ask for help.”
Core IQ https://www.coreiq.com/ is a non-profit organization that produces the podcast.
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