Touch Base Tuesdays



Tune in and Touch Base for military deployment support as we share life-changing Red Shoe stories and advice from those who've been there and done that.Maximize effectiveness by improving humor, happiness, and communication in your relationships. ... Put on your Red Shoes! Laugh, Communicate, and Connect with Dr. Margarita Gurri, your seasoned and sassy psychologist. Host Dr. Margarita Gurri, CSP, is the founder of and author of Three Levels of Anger and Anglican Prayer Beads. ... A Red Shoe Attitude is the secret to success. Red Shoes are a nod to my parents positive attitude, graciousness, and keen sense of humor as they faced challenges as Cuban refugees. Its in times of potential grumpiness and yuckiness that we claim our personal power and energy and to stride bravely toward successful, happy, contributing lives.Make it a Red Shoe day.


  • Step Up with Charmaine Hammond Part 1

    Step Up with Charmaine Hammond Part 1

    26/12/2017 Duration: 21min

    Charmaine Hammond, is an expert in building respectful workplace cultures, and teams that work better together. As a former Correctional Officer, and dispute resolution expert she dealt with and mediated some of the most difficult conversations and confrontations.. she learned that in many ways the challenges behind bars weren't much different than those around the board room table. She teaches us how to communicate for success, manage the courageous dialogues and bounce forward.

  • Deployment, Its All About the Family with Dr. Ed Dunkelblau

    Deployment, It's All About the Family with Dr. Ed Dunkelblau

    04/11/2014 Duration: 26min

      Dr Ed Dunkelbau helps families prepare for the before, during, and after phases of military deployment. He shares his practical wisdom in a discussion with your seasoned and sassy psychologist Host Dr. Margarita Gurri.  Tune in and Touch Base as this award-winning speaker psychologist shares his Deployment Wisdom. Families are systems, they function with various parts, adjust to a missing member, and readjust to a return to completeness in their own way. Prepare for and anticipate homecomings with frank discussionsTake it slowlyUse friends, family, and professional supportsTalk about wishes and concernsUse humor and play Director of the Institute for Emotionally Intelligent Learning, Dr. Dunkelblau is a licensed clinical psychologist who speaks nationally to schools and Fortune 500 companies on social-emotional intelligence, humor, and health. He is a DoD Yellow Ribbon speaker, Email. His commitment, innovation, and expertise have been recognized: Distinguished Alum Service Award Univ of Kansas and Colu

  • Are You Thinking of Killing Yourself? Preventing Suicide with Dr. Richard Doss

    "Are You Thinking of Killing Yourself?" Preventing Suicide with Dr. Richard Doss

    07/10/2014 Duration: 41min

    Suicide prevention is just one question away. "Are you thinking of killing yourself?" Dr. Richard Doss is an award-winning clinical psychologist who prevents suicide. With your sassy psychologist Host Dr. Margarita Gurri, Dr Doss helps us start this difficult taboo conversation and discusses what to do about it to help save a life.  Dr. Richard Doss is a Clinical Psychologist with the Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center with years of experience as a trauma specialist. Not long ago he was the Suicide Prevention Manager for the Department of Defense working with the US Army Reserve. He has trained hundreds of Soldiers and their families in the art of Suicide Awareness and Suicide Prevention. Tune in and Touch Base to start that conversation that just might save a life. Join your host, Dr. Doss and the Touch Base Tuesdays' community of listeners. Call: 929-477-3765 The question for today is. “How do I help someone who is thinking of killing themselves?” ListenAsk, “Are you thinking of killing yourself?

  • Cover Your Assets, Military $ with Marlene Ware, Financial Advocate

    Cover Your Assets, Military $ with Marlene Ware, Financial Advocate

    02/09/2014 Duration: 33min

    All that extra deployment pay? Nothing to show for it? Transitioning from the military to a civilian job? Identity been stolen? Make the most of each hard-earned dollar today and tomorrow. Learn from Marlene Ware, Director of Financial Stability with Warrior Support Services, a Division of the National Foundation of Debt Management. Marlene helps active duty, guard, or reserve military families and civilians be financially fit for healthier families and an even stronger nation. Tune in and Touch Base, to learn from this wise, practical, and fun Financial Advocate. Marlene’s Cover Your Assets Tips Create a lifelong financial rhythmSet little, reachable, sustainable financial goals for a healthy financial lifeLearn the secrets of savingClimb out of your financial holeProtect your identity A bona fide Certified Credit Counselor and military mom, she volunteers with Employer Support of Guard and Reserve where Marlene helps military folks transition from military to civilian jobs. This Fall 2014, she will advoc

  • Coming Home with MAJ Sarah Merwin McLevy, LG, FLARNG

    Coming Home with MAJ Sarah Merwin McLevy, LG, FLARNG

    01/07/2014 Duration: 28min

    MAJ Sarah Merwin McLevy, LG, FLARNG, S1, 83rd Troop Command - Bronze Star recipient and the Human Resource Officer for the 83rd Troop Command in Tallahassee, Florida... discusses deployment homecoming strategies with your seasoned and sassy psychologist Host Dr. Margarita Gurri. A former Deployment Cycle Support Chief, MAJ McLevy led a team supporting deploying Guardsmen with 71 Yellow Ribbon events, preparing over 25,000 Soldiers and their families for the stress of deployment and redeployment. Maj McLevy speaks to the question of “How do we prepare for deployment and homecoming?” Tune in and Touch Base as this decorated soldier shares her practical knowledge. What’s the Yellow Ribbon Program?Why are Guardsmen and Reservists returning from deployment facing the unemployment line?How can the Florida Guard Family Career Connection help soldiers find a job? The mother of two beautiful daughters, Kali 23 and Kimberly 19, Maj McLevy’s loves being “Nana” to her granddaughter, Lorelei; Clemson Tigers play footba

  • Three-legged Stool of Deployment Readiness with Lt Col Todd Riddle, USAF AFRC

    Three-legged Stool of Deployment Readiness with Lt Col Todd Riddle, USAF AFRC

    03/06/2014 Duration: 30min

    Lt Col Todd D. Riddle, USAF AFRC 442 Fighter Wing Air Force combat-decorated and current mission ready A-10C Instructor Pilot, and Wing Inspector General… discusses his Three-legged Stool theory for deployment readiness with your seasoned and sassy psychologist Host Dr. Margarita Gurri. Family Readiness is Battle Readiness. Lt Col Riddle speaks to the question “How do I get my family ready for my deployment?” His answer? “Work, Love, Dance.” Tune in and Touch Base as this decorated airman shares his Deployment Survival Tips. You can reach him on LinkedIn. Deploying communicates to your loved ones the importance of your work. How do you communicate how important they are in the midst of that separation?How do we tell the kids?What can I do to find this work still rewarding in the midst of "The Long War”? Lt Col Riddle is a riveting keynoter and resourceful organizational consultant addressing Performance Excellence, Why Fighter Pilots Win, Leadership, Living in Balance, and Service Before Self. He and his be