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Welcome to Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, where amazing things happen when you Choose Love. Consciously change an angry thought into a loving one and watch the world change.

Hosted by: Scarlett Lewis
Produced by: Shreya Yedave and Lens Audio
Music by: Doug Allen
53 Episodes
Scarlett Lewis talks with Allison Morgan, founder of Zensational Kids - a partner of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement, about how to have difficult conversations with grace and kindness. They discuss how to move past our natural reaction to conflict and things you can do to have a mindful, meaningful conversation.  Learn more about the Zensational Kids Choose Love Extension Program by visiting:  --- Send in a voice message:
In this episode, Scarlett talks with Terry Lee Cafferty, our Rhode Island Choose Love Ambassador and a talented photographer and artist. They discuss how she chooses love through art, the inspiration behind her new greeting card line, and more!  **GIVEAWAY ALERT** We are also excited to announce that we have teamed up to give away a Curated set of 10 All Occasion Greeting Cards and a Boxed Set of 8 Thank You Cards from Terry Lee's brand new collection of greeting cards “Sending love … a Lovesome Images Collection". Terry Lee has generously offered to donate a portion of the profits from the sale of these cards to support the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. Check out her incredible work at How to enter: a) Fill out the entry form: b) Follow @lovesomeimages and @chooselovemovement on Instagram       AND       @tlcloves and @jlchooselove on Facebook c) Like the post and share or tag a friend That is it! We’ll be announcing the winner on social media on October 9. Good Luck and Keep Choosing Love! --- Send in a voice message:
Scarlett and her mother, Maureen Lewis, discuss how to live life to the fullest with the fewest regrets by using the Choose Love Formula to make the best choices for yourself.  --- Send in a voice message:
In this episode, Scarlett talks with Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, NY Times bestselling author of The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome the Unforgivable, as they both share their personal forgiveness journeys and what they learned about the importance of the topic. With this conversation, Scarlett and Katherine hope to inspire individuals to explore what forgiveness means to them. To learn how you can make forgiveness YOUR superpower, visit: As well as being a friend to the Choose Love Movement, Katherine is a New York Times best-selling author, animal advocate, daughter of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, sister, wife to Chris Pratt, step-mom, and expectant mother.  --- Send in a voice message:
This episode was recorded on Juneteenth (short for June 19th) which is also known as Freedom Day and has been celebrated for the last 155 years marking the end of slavery in the US. Scarlett talked with her friend and former colleague, Donald Smart about his work with the Stratford Police in building meaningful relationships with the community and training police officers as well as the public on de-escalation techniques.  Don is a managing director in his law firm, The Smart Law Firm. He has worked in banking and investment banking, on and off Wall Street. He has TRIPLE major degrees from Harvard including Harvard College, Business and Law school. --- Send in a voice message:
In this episode, Scarlett celebrates long-time friend and Choose Love's Employee of the Quarter, Betsy Carlson! Listen as they take a trip down memory lane and take a glimpse into the hard work and love that goes into making a movement. Join us as we honor Betsy and thank her for everything she does! --- Send in a voice message:
Scarlett talked with Lady Gaga's mom, Cynthia Germanotta - co-founder of the Born This Way Foundation and World Health Organization's Goodwill Ambassador for Mental Health - about tips for coping during crisis situations and the work they are doing to create a kinder, braver world. We have been in partnership with Lady Gaga and Cynthia on several projects, including being a chapter in Gaga's new book Channel Kindness. While this episode was recorded a few weeks ago for covid-19, the tips and tools provided in this episode are even more prevalent now. Please visit these websites for more information, resources, or to share your stories: --- Send in a voice message:
In this episode, Scarlett talks with Jonathon Gay, executive director of the New England division of Playworks. "Play is a basic human need. Kids who play are resilient, empathetic, and active. Through play, kids learn to make friends, solve problems, and believe in themselves. Even in hard times." Playworks, a nonprofit organization that helps kids be active and build valuable life skills through play, is a new partner of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. --- Send in a voice message:
“Come, come, whoever you are...Ours is not a caravan of despair." ― Rumi In this episode, Scarlett talks with Allegra Jordan - author, Architect of Change, consultant and leadership coach, AND volunteer for the Jesse Lewis Choose Love For The Workplace program. They talk about how they grew from their own personal tragedies and how they moved on to feel joy again and commit their lives to helping others.  Listen to learn how the Choose Love For The Workplace program can help YOUR team and/or business flourish. Please visit our website for more information.  To contact Allegra about receiving coaching for the workplace, please email her at: --- Send in a voice message:
#16 - Stop The Bleed

#16 - Stop The Bleed


*Graphic Content Warning* Please be advised, this episode contains mentions of blood, violence, and death. Scarlett talks with Ryan Burke and Matt Eccles, of Tytek Medical, about what bleed control kits are and why they are essential.  Join the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement and Tytek Medical for a special webinar on May 21st in honor of the National Stop The Bleed Day. Even with the world’s focus on COVID-19, we need to continue to Educate, Equip and Empower the community to save lives through the Stop The Bleed Program. It is possible for the everyday citizen to prevent deaths with minimal training. Approximately 300,000 people are victims of aggravated assault by firearm or knife/cutting in the US annually. Severe bleeding can occur inside the home or from auto accidents on the road. Mortality from hemorrhage is the most common cause of preventable death after a traumatic injury. Learn how you can be part of the solution and help save lives and of course, Choose Love even in these uncertain times! For more info on Tytek Medical, contact Ryan by emailing him at or calling him at 513-247-3362. For more info on the Choose Love Movement, visit: --- Send in a voice message:
Listen to Scarlett talk with Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Joy Scott who tragically lost her life at the Columbine school shooting 21 years ago today. We honor Rachel's challenge by sharing her message of compassion and the work her family continues in her name. Rachel left behind this powerful message, "I HAVE THIS THEORY THAT IF ONE PERSON CAN GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO SHOW COMPASSION, THEN IT WILL START A CHAIN REACTION OF THE SAME. PEOPLE WILL NEVER KNOW HOW FAR A LITTLE KINDNESS CAN GO."  We challenge YOU to Choose Love over fear and start your own chain reaction. Learn more about Rachel's Challenge here: We are publishing this episode in loving memory of the precious lives lost from the school shooting at Columbine, CO on April 20, 1999.  --- Send in a voice message:
In this episode, Scarlett talks to Jerry Alena, the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement's National Director of Corporate Development, about the new Choose Love For The Workplace program and why it is so important, especially during the Coronavirus pandemic. In response to the changes in the workforce brought on by the Coronovirus, Choose Love For The Workplace™ is offering a series of live webinars to provide essential life skills to everyone who has had to make radical adjustments to their work life and personal life. For more information and to register, please visit: --- Send in a voice message:
In this episode, Scarlett chats with Shannon Desilets,  the Choose Love Movement Director of New Hampshire, about what is possible with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and the incredible success they have seen! Listen to how one state has embraced social and emotional learning across the board as never done before and their accomplishments, which are a model for all! Visit for resources and more information. --- Send in a voice message:
We are in unprecedented times. Not only do we now, as a country, experience some amount of anxiety over our personal safety in public places, including schools, we now face a rampant deadly virus. Listen as Scarlett talks to Nicole Lyons, the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement's Director of Engagement, about the free 10-day live stream for parents and children we are offering in response to the school closures due to the coronavirus. Find out more by visiting, --- Send in a voice message:
Scarlett speaks with Lisa Swain, educator and developer of our infant/toddler, Pre-K, and Kindergarten curriculum, about Early Childhood Development and her journey with the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement. Learn about the importance and high demand for teaching social and emotional skills at an early age.  For more information, visit: --- Send in a voice message:
Scarlett talks to Karen Murphy - educator, coach, athlete, parent, and more - about our new, no-cost Champions Choose Love program that she helped to create. Learn how coaches and athletes of any age can use the Choose Love Formula to develop self-awareness, strengthen relationships with coaches, teammates and competitors, and develop responsible decision-making skills on and off the field. --- Send in a voice message:
School counselors and educators have the most important job of educating and shaping our youth. Listen in as Scarlett talks to Tara Lechtenberger, one of the first school counselors that started implementing the Choose Love Enrichment Program and building the Choose Love culture at her school, Washington Elementary School in Arkansas. All her hard work is paying off now as the entire district works on rolling out the Choose Love program. --- Send in a voice message:
Listen to the amazing conversation between Scarlett and Dr. Chris Kukk, about the neuroscience research that went into creating the Choose Love Enrichment Program and how choosing love and compassion leads to success! Dr. Kukk is on the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement's board of directors, a professor of Political Science at Western Connecticut State University, the founding director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity, and Innovation at WCSU, director of Western's Kathwari Honors Program, and author of The Compassionate Achiever: How Helping Others Fuels Success. --- Send in a voice message:
Listen as Scarlett talks with Michele Gay, co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools about her organization and all the work they do to make schools and communities safer for all! Hear about the interesting information they found out from their most important stakeholders. --- Send in a voice message:
 "Hurt people, hurt people"  In this episode, we gain insight into the life of a former bully as Scarlett talks to Debbie Bobetsky, who has since turned her life around and works to shed light on the importance of helping heal rather than punishing bullies.  --- Send in a voice message:
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