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LANA REID’s new inspirational talk show DON'T BOX ME IN breaks from convention. Hosted by popular, award-winning author and public speaker Lana Reid, this uniquely inspirational/motivational show covers a variety of “outside the box” topics from Lana's own DISTINCTIVE perspective.

LANA REID converses with her audience and guests in an upbeat way, learning a few things, and having fun becoming better people with better lives – culminating into a core message that inspires ordinary people facing life’s challenges.

Having overcome her own personal tragedy at the age of 32 when she lost her beloved husband of 12 years, and thrust into single motherhood, Lana believes that people facing struggles can not only survive, but they can also thrive.

“Nothing wrong with being just a regular person, as long as you do it in an amazing kind of way,” Lana says, and her weekly show is home to these types of extra-ordinary perspectives: * A felon's struggle to get a job after release * A comic's rise from homelessness to fame * An activist making sweeping changes in her community * Younger men who like older women (cougars) * Save the three legged frog in the Mississippi river (!)
Recent Episodes
 
June 22, 2016
Poet Bunny Goodjohn
Bunny Goodjohn, English professor and Director of the Writing Program at Randolph College in Lynchburg, is published in both prose and poetry. Her work has appeared in a number of literary journals including Connecticut Review, Zone 3, The Texas Review, and The Cortland Review and has won several prizes including The Edwin Markham Prize for Poetry in 2011 and The Liam Rector First Book Prize for Poetry in 2014.
 
June 15, 2016
Heaven Sent and Bent
Motherhood is one of the hardest jobs on the planet, but one of the most important ones as well. What do you do when your child doesn’t live up to society’s expectations of perfection and instead, gives you gifts beyond measure?

When Rene’ Steelman’s sixth child was born, he looked perfect on the outside. Yet, the inside of his body was damaged by Cerebral Palsy and other health challenges. In her book Heaven Sent and Bent, Rene’ shares the story of her life with a house full of imperfect children and grandchildren. This is a book of faith, humor, and inspiration for any mother who has struggled, loved her children fiercely, and laughed through her tears. "Every child is a gift, but sometimes not the one we expected.
 
June 08, 2016
Author Pam Ferderbar
Author and photographer Pam Ferderbar describes herself as the most optimistic person on the globe - perhaps stupidly so. It only makes sense then for her to have written a book about the virtues of seeing the glass as half full rather than half empty. Feng Shui and Charlotte Nightingale is the story of a girl with the worst luck in the world and the Chinese food delivery man who delivers a little on-the-sly feng shui with the Emperor's cashew chicken. At its core, it is a story about finding your inner strength and self-confidence, and how those things influence everything about the outcome of our lives.
 
June 01, 2016
When Parenting Backfires
Aren't you tired of doing the same thing over and over with your kid and getting nowhere? It gets overwhelming. There is finally a parenting book that doesn't give you formulas, but helps you think about what you're doing a radically different way. And Knowing what your doing wrong is half the battle. It's called When Parenting Backfires: Twelve Thinking Errors that Undermine Parents Effectiveness, and we're speaking with one of the book's co-authors Dr. David Simonsen Ph.D.
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