Anthologies of Hope

Anthologies of Hope

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Anthologies of Hope is a show about journeys taken, battles won, and pain endured. But ultimately, it’s about why we are still here. Join host Rick Osowski season by season as he dives deep into why we’re all still fighting for better tomorrows, and why we believe they exist. New episodes available Wednesdays. Conversations Cafe produced, in partnership, with Hope for the Day.


Conversations Cafe: Understanding Dual Diagnosis, Part 2
Jul 3 • 111 min
This week’s Conversations Cafe episode revisits the topic of Understanding Dual Diagnosis and its intersection with mental health, featuring Twist Out Cancer and cancer survivors with lived experience. We also announce a community TwistShop collaboration…
Conversations Cafe: It Only Takes One
Jun 26 • 91 min
This week’s Conversations Cafe episode re-introduces you to Hope for the Day’s Team Thrive & the leader, Sarah Moss. We also announce the new “IT ONLY TAKES ONE” pledge to encourage our communities to take care of themselves. We are also joined by…
Conversations Cafe: Learning the Lifeline
Jun 19 • 62 min
This week’s Conversations Cafe episode reflects on a recent episode of DANA BEING DANA, a television show that airs on the Naperville, IL community TV channel NCTV17. It was dedicated to suicide prevention, and featured Hope for the Day, along with a…
Conversations Cafe: What Does Better Look Like?
Jun 12 • 133 min
This episode continues the discussions made hyper-visible in the protests triggered by the murder of George Floyd. The historic momentum galvanized to challenge systemic racism demands that we identify and clarify the problems and impacts. We can sustain…
Conversations Cafe: Where Do We Go From Here?
Jun 5 • 54 min
Following the death of George Floyd, and the largest organized civil rights protests in United States history, Carl Evans, Hope for the Day’s Senior Director of Operations, leads a discussion this week on systemic racism, the possible next steps needed as…
Conversations Cafe: 86 The Silence - Peervention for the Food & Beverage Industry
May 29 • 74 min
This week’s episode brings us the official launch announcement of 86 The Silence! Hope for the Day’s Project 86 The Silence is the targeted Peervention program for the Food & Beverage Industry. This episode coincides with the public announcement of 86 The…
Conversations Cafe: Project R.E.D. Team - Peervention for Military & First Responder Communities
May 22 • 117 min
This week’s episode brings us the official launch announcement of Project R.E.D Team! Hope for the Day’s Project R.E.D. Team is focused on mental health challenges for those who commit their lives to the safety and health of the community. It is Hope For…
Conversations Cafe: Welcome to Mental Health Month
May 15 • 103 min
For our first episode of Mental Health Month, this episode features a panel of Hope for the Day’s Agents of Impact and staff from both HFTD HQ & Sip of Hope Coffee Bar to discuss practical strategies for being proactive with mental health for ourselves &…
Conversations Cafe: Understanding Dual Diagnosis
May 8 • 115 min
Recorded on the eve of May, and the beginning of Mental Health Month, this episode focuses on understanding dual diagnosis and its intersection with mental health. Guests this week include Hope for the Day Agents of Impact Marlo Reyes, host of Caguamas &…
Conversations Cafe: Ask Us Anything (Coping with Collective Trauma)
May 1 • 107 min
This week’s episode features a panel of Hope for the Day’s community of mental health professionals, along with members of the Conversations Cafe production team, answering questions submitted by the community. Guests this week include Claudio Rivera,…
Conversations Cafe: What Gives You Hope? - Part 3
Apr 24 • 92 min
April’s episodes will feature interviews with some of Hope for the Day’s Agents of Impact & Partners in Prevention discussing the new reality we find ourselves in and the impact on our communities from their intersections. Guests this week include artist…
Conversations Cafe: What Gives You Hope? - Part 2
Apr 17 • 98 min
April’s episodes will feature interviews with some of Hope for the Day’s Agents of Impact & Partners in Prevention discussing the new reality we find ourselves in and the impact on our communities from their intersections. Guests this week include Megan…
Conversations Cafe: What Gives You Hope?
Apr 10 • 88 min
April’s episodes will feature interviews with some of Hope for the Day’s Agents of Impact & Partners in Prevention discussing the new reality we find ourselves in and the impact on our communities from their intersections. Guests this week include Nancy…
Conversations Cafe: Marching On Together, Part 2
Apr 3 • 70 min
Due to current events and actions taken to ensure appropriate public health measures throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope for the Day is going virtual with Conversations Cafe for the next few months! The same great programming that you could participate…
Conversations Cafe: Marching on Together, Part 1
Mar 27 • 103 min
Due to current events and actions taken to ensure appropriate public health measures throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope for the Day is going virtual with Conversations Cafe for the next few months! The same great programming that you could participate…
Conversations Cafe: Korn
Feb 26 • 27 min
Welcome to our first super-special bonus Conversations Cafe episode of 2020! Hope for the Day’s Founder & CEO, Jonny Boucher, sits down with Brian Welch and James Shaffer…you may know them better as Head and Munky from the band Korn! We caught up with the…
Conversations Cafe: Me, Myself & I
Feb 21 • 73 min
This month’s episode, titled “Me, Myself, and I”, focuses on validating all lived experiences, bringing you conversations with a few of Hope for the Day’s Partners in Prevention and Agents of Impact. Our guests this week include: •Amy Sumpter, comedian…
Conversations Cafe: You Are Not Alone
Jan 24 • 113 min
This month’s episode, titled “You Are Not Alone”, features interviews with the following Hope for the Day’s Partners - Big Brothers Big Sisters Chicago, Center on Halsted, and Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Greater Chicago (aka DBSA). Big…
Conversations Cafe: Hope for the Holidays
Dec 20, 2019 • 112 min
This month’s episode, titled “Hope for the Holidays”, features interviews with Hope For The Day Agents of Impact and Partners in Prevention doing amazing work to start the conversation in their own way, breaking the silence on mental health together as a…
Mental Health Minute with Ryan Stoll
Dec 18, 2019 • 89 min
My friend, Dr. Ryan Stoll, PhD, joins us this week to bring us the first Mental Health Minute episode - one which we hope to be a series of episodes that will bring you plenty of bite-sized tips and tricks for how you can improve your mental health by…
Jonny Boucher
Dec 11, 2019 • 76 min
This week’s guest is Jonny Boucher, founder and CEO of Hope for the Day. If you’ve been listening all season long, and caught Joel Frieders’s episode to launch the season back in October, you already know the charisma & energy that Jonny brings to any…
Alexander Hayne
Dec 4, 2019 • 58 min
Anyone that knows me, knows that I love Magic. That’s not close-up, “pick a card” magic. No, the trading card game that I fell in love with over 20 years ago, Magic: The Gathering has brought me more in life and has helped to build me as a person more…
Conversations Cafe: November to Remember
Nov 29, 2019 • 78 min
This week’s Conversations Cafe, titled November to Remember, features interviews with some of Hope for the Day’s Agents of Impact and Partners in Prevention doing amazing work to start the conversation in their own unique ways, breaking the silence on…
Pie, Pie My Darling
Nov 27, 2019 • 62 min
I am so excited to bring Heather Bodine-Lederman to you this week. If you are not familiar with her by name, you may be more familiar with the successful vegan bakery Pie, Pie My Darling, which she built from scratch right here in Chicago. Heather is in…
Mike Vinopal
Nov 20, 2019 • 162 min
At long last, Mike Vinopal sits down with us for a long-form, deep-dive, one-on-one conversation covering his mental health journey. In his role as Hope for the Day Director of Education, you have heard him on Anthologies of Hope before leading the Sip of…
Conversations Cafe: Veterans Day
Nov 11, 2019 • 141 min
This week’s Conversations Cafe Veterans Day special edition brings you a supercut of the larger Hope for the Day family and the work they are doing in and around the mental health care space for Veterans of all sorts. Director of Hope for the Day’s…
Blog Launch & Big Announcement
Nov 8, 2019 • 9 min
We launch our new Anthologies of Hope blog with the Eureka series, inspired by Monkey Minion Press, and bring you some major news to the future prospects, direction, and potential of Anthologies of Hope!
Megan Tress
Nov 8, 2019 • 56 min
Megan Tress joins us this week and I am so excited to bring you this conversation, as we dive deeper into all the things she touched on during her time on the panel of our Season 1 bonus episode, Conversations Cafe - All in the Family. I love how…
Conversations Cafe: First Responders
Nov 8, 2019 • 94 min
Conversations Cafe: First Responders Our episode this week is titled, First Responders and features interviews with some of Chicago’s First Responders and the intersection of mental health and the important work they do daily to help others. For clarity,…
Allie Downey
Nov 8, 2019 • 49 min
As we kick off the interview, this week’s episode sets the record for the guest I’ve known the longest at the time of recording - coming in at 5 or 6 years! We cover Allie’s journey over the past few years through the course of transitioning, the impact…
Conversations Cafe: Intersectionality & Mental Health
Nov 8, 2019 • 63 min
Conversations Cafe: Intersectionality & Mental Health The Conversations Cafe is a monthly event at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education event is…
Casey Ryan
Nov 8, 2019 • 94 min
Casey Ryan joins us today and she is our first guest that sought us out to make an appearance on our show! Anthologies of Hope is all about stories and journeys and Casey’s is one that I am grateful that we get to bring to you! We jump into Casey’s…
Amanda Vitrano
Nov 7, 2019 • 79 min
We are joined by Amanda Vitrano this week to discuss the loss of her sister Lauren; how it affected her personally, professionally, and socially; how a chance encounter with Hope for the Day through a workplace Peervention workshop altered her course of…
Conversations Cafe: You Can’t Wear That
Nov 7, 2019 • 63 min
Conversations Cafe: You Can’t Wear That The Conversations Cafe is a monthly live podcast recording at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education…
Joel Frieders
Nov 7, 2019 • 47 min
Our first guest of Season 3 is Joel Frieders. Joel is a man of many talents, but most of all, he exudes charisma and his passion for suicide prevention burns very bright. We cover Joel’s experience as an Alderman for the United City of Yorkville, IL, as…
Conversations Cafe: The Light Project
Nov 7, 2019 • 58 min
Conversations Cafe: The Light Project This week’s event is titled The Light Project. We talk with photographers and Hope For The Day Agents of Impact, Jamie Parker and Chris Callen. Jamie and Chris are the brains behind the The Light Project, a portrait…
Conversations Cafe: Out of the Darkness
Nov 7, 2019 • 74 min
Conversations Cafe: Out of the Darkness The Conversations Cafe is a monthly live podcast recording at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education…
Conversations Cafe: Resiliency
Nov 7, 2019 • 111 min
Conversations Cafe: Resiliency The Conversations Cafe is a monthly event at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education event is brought to you by Hope…
Conversations Cafe: PAWS to COPE
Nov 7, 2019 • 91 min
Conversations Cafe: PAWS to COPE The Conversations Cafe is a monthly event at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education event is brought to you by Hope…
Conversations Cafe: Wide Wonder
Nov 7, 2019 • 47 min
Conversations Cafe: Wide Wonder The Conversations Cafe is a monthly event at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education event is brought to you by Hope…
Sip of Hope - One Year Anniversary Retrospective: Part 2
Nov 7, 2019 • 51 min
This week wraps up our multi-part series celebrating Sip of Hope’s first birthday! Celebrating on May 1st, 2019, we recorded founders, staff, friends, and family of Hope for the Day and Sip of Hope, capturing how the first-of-a-kind coffee shop - with all…
Conversations Cafe: Living OUT Loud
Nov 6, 2019 • 70 min
Conversations Cafe: Living OUT Loud The Conversations Cafe is a monthly event at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education event is brought to you by…
Sip of Hope - One Year Anniversary Retrospective: Part 1
Nov 6, 2019 • 47 min
This week kicks off our multi-part series celebrating Sip of Hope’s first birthday! Celebrating on May 1st, 2019, we recorded founders, staff, friends, and family of Hope for the Day and Sip of Hope, capturing how the first-of-a-kind coffee shop - with…
Conversations Cafe: Partners in Prevention
Nov 6, 2019 • 83 min
Conversations Cafe: Partners in Prevention The Conversations Cafe is a monthly event at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education event is brought to…
Jennifer May
Nov 6, 2019 • 83 min
Similar to the end of the first season, our interview this week with Jennifer May is another case of saving the best for last. There’s much of the conversation this week that wraps up many different threads across both seasons of Anthologies of Hope -…
Sarah Colbert
Nov 6, 2019 • 67 min
Sarah Colbert joins us this week and discusses her trip to Heart Camp in detail, but more importantly, the journey up to that point that led her make the decision to attend. Throughout our conversation, we cover a topic that hasn’t been touched on much…
Conversations Cafe: Abuse, Consent, and Agency
Nov 6, 2019 • 88 min
Conversations Cafe: Abuse, Consent, and Agency The Conversations Cafe is a monthly event at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education event is brought…
Mental Health Media
Nov 6, 2019 • 25 min
This week’s episode is all about the mental health boom and the language of mental health making its way into all sorts of the media that we consume regularly and for self-care. Rick dives deep into movies, television shows, stand-up comedy, podcasts,…
Emily Allison
Nov 6, 2019 • 57 min
Catching up with Emily Allison this week, we dig into her change in living situation and career path since Heart Camp Los Angeles in early May 2017. You will also hear of the great work she is now a part of in her new service-oriented career path, how…
Rick Osowski
Nov 6, 2019 • 84 min
This week’s guest is…the host, Rick Osowski. It’s always weird to figure out what your “elevator pitch” might be. Similarly, it’s always difficult to get all your story out within a few minutes when someone asks “what brought you to the mental health…
Amanda Osowski
Nov 6, 2019 • 75 min
The conversations continue this week with Amanda Osowski, not only another member of the Heart Camp family, but a member of Rick’s actual family…his wonderful wife. They cover all of Amanda’s mental health journey to date - including the impacts of death…
Kim
Nov 6, 2019 • 66 min
Jumping back into our traditional interview format, Kim joins us this week and her story is arguably the most powerful story we have been empowered to share on Anthologies of Hope so far. Through Kim’s tumultuous mental health journey, we see a robust…
Conversations Cafe: The Hero in You
Nov 6, 2019 • 73 min
Conversations Cafe: The Hero in You The Conversations Cafe is a monthly event at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education event is brought to you by…
Carrie Marcella
Nov 6, 2019 • 72 min
Carrie Marcella joins us from upstate New York during the most wonderful time of the year: early January. Carrie has a tremendous story, which she has a solid grasp of and the work she has done on her journey shows through her storytelling. She has…
Eric Adams
Nov 6, 2019 • 64 min
This week is all about breaking the mold! We talk with Eric Adams, a bearded and tattooed Professional Mental Health Counselor from Delaware with a heart of gold. We cover the ins and outs of what it means to be a Mental Health Counselor both…
Conversations Cafe: All in the Family
Nov 6, 2019 • 105 min
Conversations Cafe: All in the Family The Conversations Cafe is a monthly event at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education event is brought to you by…
Candice Carpenter
Nov 6, 2019 • 84 min
Saving the best for last in Season 1, we have Candice Carpenter joining us this week to discuss some of her journey to find “what works for her” with regard to her mental health, her perspective on approaching life as a series of integrative practices and…
Katie Mumper
Nov 6, 2019 • 61 min
Katie Mumper joins us this week for another exciting conversation around mental health, writing, and overcoming addiction. Katie is a Whovian, a Penn State superfan, a 4 on the Ennegram, and currently in charge of Social Media for TWLOHA. So we have some…
Kenneth Westphal
Nov 6, 2019 • 68 min
Kenneth Westphal joins us this week on Anthologies of Hope! A former “To Write Love On Her Arms” intern and an amazing photographer, we dive into what makes photography so special for Kenneth, the difference between sunrises and sunsets, and why camp is…
Erin Hird
Nov 6, 2019 • 52 min
Erin Hird, co-host of the Blackbird podcast, joins Anthologies of Hope this week for plenty of laughs, dishing on the “checklist of life”, the “Hero’s Journey”, and making it through to the other side of a divorce (as well as a little of the “Zen” of…
Sarah Messali
Nov 6, 2019 • 46 min
If there’s one word that Rick would use to describe his guest this week, Sarah Messali, it would be “warrior”. Once you hear her story, you’ll understand why. Grateful he got to sit down with Sarah in LA at Heart Camp, and then again sightseeing, and…
Teri Valente
Nov 6, 2019 • 62 min
Anthologies guest this week is with Teri Valente, Summer Camp Director for Camp Arrowhead in Lewes, Delaware. While planning to record, Teri mentioned that she didn’t know how interesting her story would be or how much she would have to share. Despite…
Jennie Gillies
Nov 6, 2019 • 69 min
Jennie Gillies, the proud Canadian from the first Heart Camp, joins us this week. There are a few stories that you will hear over the course of on Anthologies of Hope that were key to the genesis of the podcast actually coming together. Jennie’s story is…
Jen John
Nov 6, 2019 • 69 min
This week’s episode isn’t so much of an interview or conversation. More like putting our guest, Jen John, in the spotlight and letting her run with it. We were constantly amazed by Jen’s resilience to keep coming back and fighting throughout all the…
Brit Barkholtz
Nov 6, 2019 • 66 min
From the moment Rick read Brit’s Twitter profile full of shared interests, he knew this conversation was going to be a great one. They touch on some powerful tools and perspectives for those in the audience that may be questioning the value of therapy in…
Anna Johnson
Nov 6, 2019 • 47 min
Welcome to the first episode of Anthologies of Hope! Anna Johnson joins Rick this week to share her mental health journey, why community is so important to her, and how working on her mental health has made her a better friend, a better daughter, and a…