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Host : Lana Reid
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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
 
April 16, 2014
The Hooker's Daughter
In 1950s Jewish Boston, Dale Stanten’s mother established a home-based business as a prostitute to remedy her husband’s inability to provide for his family. At age six, she was was answering the front door for johns. Neighbor children were forbidden to play with her and even the Girl Scouts asked her to leave. What a terrible irony, in a family with so many strange and twisted realities, her gay sister, “coming out” at age 16, was the only thing her parents focused on as contemptible.
 
April 09, 2014
Michelle Bland: A Survivor's Story
This week, Lana talks with Michelle Bland. Michelle is a breast cancer survivor, and she now volunteers for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. In 2010 she received the Maryland Affiliate "Survivor Award."
 
April 02, 2014
You Are Valued
On this episode, Lana will introduce you to Ricky Roberts III, an author, speaker and founder of You Are Valued, a nonprofit organization to promote positive change. You Are Valued embraces the value of the individual. The more people are reminded of the greatness in who they are, the more productive and joyful their lives will be, and the more they will contribute to the well being of the world at large.
 
March 26, 2014
Wired to Thrive
Chris Sprague is best-selling author who focuses on working with people to help them understand how they are wired. Understanding how you are wired is key to reducing frustration, increasing performance and increasing happiness. People can do anything they want and be anything they want as long as it's within their wiring. As Chris says, there's no use canoeing upstream without a paddle when the shore is right next to you. You can always get out of the boat and figure out a better way.
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Lana is open to talking to regular folks about anything. Listen for each weekly episode of DON'T BOX ME IN, coming this Spring to TalkZone Internet Radio!