Lets Talk About It! Series

Whether your organization works to promote mental health, nonviolent parenting or educating people on the subjects of domestic violence and sexual assault and harassment, Lindagail will deliver. Her timely and relevant messages lend support to survivors, giving voice to their pain and letting them know they need not suffer alone.  She shares what was helpful and what was hurtful within a captivating and inspirational story.

Everyone, at one time or another is a survivor of trauma, be it gossip, a physical or mental illness, domestic abuse, child abuse, a painful ending to an important relationship, loss of a job or income, surviving a threatening or violent incident, sexual harassment/assault or death of a loved one. Sometimes we experience secondary trauma when it happens to someone we love.

Hope moves us toward change. Together we can lead the way, one story, one conversation, one step at a time. With a lifetime of experiences, let Lindagail build a speech/presentation around your specific message with a forward-looking momentum.

Subject Desriptions and Take-Aways


Trauma can be as common as a gossip lie told to the wrong person and as devastating as the loss of a loved one.  Unprocessed trauma can linger a lifetime. Left untreated, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can turn into various forms of mental illness. How do we carry on and go forth with our life when we’re stuck in the event and it’s all we can think of? This presentation gives scenarios I’ve lived and tools that I found helpful in moving forward.

Audience take-aways from this presentation include:
1. Symptoms of trauma
2. How trauma changes our brains
3. Tools to help us move through trauma


It is estimated that 19 million adults suffer with major depression. This mood disorder causes symptoms that affect how you feel and think. Left unaddressed, it can spiral downward and end in suicide. Compounding the problem are well meaning but unhelpful comments and suggestions given to people as quick fixes. Let me be clear, there are no quick fixes. But there are things you can say and do that help a loved one as they journey through this difficult time in their life. Let’s talk about it.

Audience take-aways from this presentation include:
1. Kinds of depression and their symptoms
2. Myths and Facts about depression and suicide
3. Tools to help us move through depression, including how to help loved ones

Sexual Harassment and Assault

One in six women will be sexually assaulted in the United States.  Marginalized housing and homelessness amplify the risk. Sexual assault can affect every aspect of a person’s life; mental and physical health, employment, education, social life and personal relationships. Keeping it a secret further compounds the post traumatic stress. Many victims turn to alcohol and drugs to cope. Our silence keeps the problem hidden while the predators continue this crime. We must start talking about the problem. I for one, will be silent no more.

Audience take-aways from this presentation include:
1. Facts and Myths about sexual assault and harassment
2. The many ways sexual assault and harassment affect your life
3. What you can do to minimize your risk
4. Your options for help/assistance and your rights as a victim


Domestic Violence

Every day in the United States, 3 women are murdered at the hands of her partner (or ex) and more than 4 million experience violence by an intimate partner.  A woman is 70 times more likely to be murdered in the weeks after she leaves an abusive relationship. While going through the Domestic Abuse Program, I examined the patterns going on in my marriage. Once you learn something, you can never go back to not knowing it again. Let’s talk about the way women become trapped in relationships and the resources available to help.

 Audience take-aways from this presentation include:
1. Facts and Myths about domestic violence
2. The many reasons why women stay and the roller-coaster path of domestic violence
3. Your options for help/assistance. Preparing an exit plan

Child Abuse and Neglect

Every day in the United States, 4.7 children die from abuse and neglect with 80% being at the hands of at least one parent. When you hit someone who has no recourse, you are sending a message that they are less than and worthy of abuse. I challenge the idea of physical punishment for children. Let’s talk about it.

 Audience take-aways from this presentation include:
1. Facts about child abuse and neglect
2. The life-long repercussions of child abuse and neglect
3. Rethinking how we parent

Inspirational & Motivational


Has someone ever said or acted toward you in a way that stayed with you? Stayed with you long after the words were said or acts were done, eating away at your self-esteem, demeaning and depleting you? This presentation gives you personal examples and tools to weed out those harmful, unhelpful messages.


What is the story of your life? And how is it going to end? This presentation takes you into the perspective of your life as a movie. As we travel through life, we dip in and out of roles. This presentation helps clarify your choice of roles while motivating the director within to fulfill your life goals.