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Led By A Heartstring

A weekly podcast following Australian adoptee Jonah on the journey of finding his birth parents.

A weekly podcast following Australian adoptee Jonah on the journey of finding his birth parents. He will share the emotions and on-going journey that adoptees and families face every day through interviews and journals.
6/6/2021

S2 EP8 - Neurological Makeup of an Adoptee with Dr. Hannah Korrel

Season 2, Ep. 8
During discussions with people in my support network, I came across the knowledge and learnings of how the brain connects and controls how your body reacts to certain events. These reactions form from very early ages that you may not even remember clearly as a memory.I wanted to delve into the topic of neuroscience as this genuinely interested me and made me wonder. I didn’t necessarily want to do this episode on my own, so I invited neuropsychologist, Dr. Hannah Korrel (AKA.No Bull Pysch) to share her knowledge as a qualified clinician. We caught up the other day via Zoom and had a fun and inspiring chat about mental health, neuroscience, how early stages of life is so important and her new book, ‘How to Break Up with Friends’.Next week on the podcast, the executive producer of Neighbours, Jason Herbison, joins me on the show to discuss the storyline surrounding foster care that featured on the show last year.Jason also shares his story about adopting his own child with his partner recently and how that impacted the way the Neighbours depicted foster care and the thought of adoption in Australian media.Subscribe and stick around, because by the end of every episode, we will be one step closer to connecting with my birth family. You will also have a first-hand insight on the psyche of an adoptee and other issues surrounding adoption in Australia.Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstring on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen.Led By A Heartstring is a 'Long Way Entertainment' production and is recorded in Brisbane, Australia. New episodes of the podcast are released weekly on a Monday. Send questions and other correspondence to:ledbyaheartstring@outlook.com.auOriginal Music by Jonah BobongieProduced by Jonah Bobongie & Lauren Pollock and can be contacted at: hello@longwayentertainment.com.
5/30/2021

S2 EP7: The Birth Lottery with Keren Rowaro

Season 2, Ep. 7
We all face the birth lottery when we are welcomed to this world. We don’t get to choose the family we grow up with or where we are born or what colour our eyes are. I think most people in this world have dreams and ideas of how different their life would be growing up elsewhere. We are all in different socioeconomic regions with different benefits and downfalls.For adoptees, we can go through this lottery many times. Sometimes our families do choose us. Today I chat with social work student, Keren Rowaro, about the birth lottery and her adoption from Papua New Guinea to Brisbane as well. We discuss how we sometimes question how life would be different had we not have been adopted.Join me next week as I chat with neuropsychologist and author, Dr. Hannah Korrel about anxiety, depression and PTSD which can be caused from growing up in unstable or inconsistent homes.Adoptees, foster children and vulnerable children are at are higher risk of developing these mental illnesses than those who grow up with their biological families. We have a super chill and cool chat about mental health which ties in with Episode 2 from this season.Subscribe and stick around, because by the end of every episode, we will be one step closer to connecting with my birth family. You will also have a first-hand insight on the psyche of an adoptee and other issues surrounding adoption in Australia.Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstring on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen.Led By A Heartstring is a 'Long Way Entertainment' production and is recorded in Brisbane, Australia. New episodes of the podcast are released weekly on a Monday. Send questions and other correspondence to:ledbyaheartstring@outlook.com.auOriginal Music by Jonah BobongieProduced by Jonah Bobongie & Lauren Pollock and can be contacted at: hello@longwayentertainment.com.