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Season 2: Episode 1: What Just Happened

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Welcome to Season 2. Trauma is not just an event, although the trauma experience begins with one event.  In order to move forward in trauma-healing, you often have to look back. 

That’s what Louise Phipps Senft is doing in this first episode of Blink of an Eye’s Season 2. Join Louise as she recaps the first 9 days in the ICU following her son Archer’s diving accident in Cape May, New Jersey. It begins with The Call and ends in the aftermath of Archer’s cardiac arrest. The story doesn’t just stop there, though: Season 2 will continue to follow Louise and her family as they cope with this life changing event and interact with medical staff. But for now, let’s look back at what brought Louise, Archer, and their family of 7 to where we left off. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts from Louise’s interviews with:

Davis Barsby, the Assistant Manager at the Beach Club and the head lifeguard at the time of the accident, and a lifelong friend of the Senft family.

Paula Senft Easton, Louise’s eldest child, and only daughter, and Archer’s sister, who was 24 at the time of Archer’s accident and is today the Associate Director of Admissions for the Friends School in Baltimore.

Pete Senft, Louise’s son and Archer’s oldest brother, who was 21 at the time of Archer’s accident and in college, and is now a civil engineer at Whiting Turner Construction Company.

Mary Ellen McNally, Louise’s friend from Cape May, New Jersey, who was behind Louise at just the right moment during mass.

Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, while Archer was a patient there. 

You will also hear features clips from the following episodes from Season 1 in a montage: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 13, 15, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 33 and 34

Join Louise for this new season, Season 2 of Blink of an Eye: Episode 1: What Just Happened. A look back to August 5-9, the first week. 

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion Trauma Healing Learnings episode for new understandings on trauma and tools to navigate your own trauma healing: Trauma Healing Learning: What Just Happened, where Louise takes a closer look at forgiveness, generational wounds, and the consequences of medical errors on trauma healing.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod  Make sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

You can become a member of our Patreon community and see extra Blink of an Eye content and bonus episodes at our Patreon page

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The clips in the montage are from season 1 episodes:

Episode 1: The Call: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-1-the-call-1595863847/

Episode 2: He Talked With God: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-2-he-talked-with-god

Episode 3: Tunnel Vision: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/ep-3-tunnel-vision/

Episode 4: The Family Meeting: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-4-family-meeting/

Episode 5: Prayer Warriors Unite!: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-5-prayer-warriors-unite/

Episode 6: The Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda’s: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-6-the-woulda-coulda-shoulda-s/

Episode 7: The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-7-the-whole-truth-and-nothing-but-the-truth/

Episode 8: Archer’s Tree Weeps Too: She Knows: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-8-archer-s-tree-weeps-too-she-knows/

Episode 9: Pray for Archer: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-9-pray-for-archer/

Episode 10: What to Say: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-10-what-to-say/

Episode 11: Holding it Together: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-11-holding-it-together/

Episode 12: Some Things Stay the Same: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-12-some-things-stay-the-same/

Episode 13: What Not to Say: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-13-what-not-to-sayh/

Episode 14: Soothing Texts — What (Not) to Text: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-14-soothing-texts-what-not-to-text/

Episode 15: You Gotta Go Through It: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-15-you-gotta-go-through-it/

Episode 16: In the Foxhole: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-16-in-the-foxhole/

Episode 17: The New North Star: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-17-the-new-north-star/

Episode 18: Gateway to Hope: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-18-gateway-to-hope/

Episode 19: You Didn’t Have To, But You Did: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-19-you-didnt-have-to-but-you-did/

Episode 20: A Most Remarkable Day: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-20-a-most-remarkable-day/

Episode 21: Never Underestimate the Humanity of Boys: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-21-never-underestimate-the-humanity-of-boys/

Episode 22: The Body Knows the Score: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/the-body-knows-the-score/

Episode 23: The Body Knows the Score Part 2:

https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-23-the-body-knows-the-score-part-2/

Episode 24:The ABC Board: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-24-the-abc-board/

Episode 25: I Didn’t See This One Coming: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-25-i-didnt-see-this-one-coming/

Episode 26: Little Angel: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-26-little-angel/

Episode 27: No Time for Tears: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-27-no-time-for-tears/

Episode 28: Tell Him Everything: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-28-tell-him-everything/

Episode 29: Mediation for the Mediator: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-29-mediation-for-the-mediator/

Episode 30: The Painful Past Informs Us: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-30-the-painful-past-informs-us/

Episode 31: Stay Alert: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-31-stay-alert/

Episode 32: Peripheral Friends: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-32-peripheral-friends/

Episode 33: Death Be Gone, Part 1: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-33-death-be-gone-part-1/

Episode 34: Death Be Gone, Part 2: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-34-death-be-gone-part-2/

Bonus: Interview with Mary Ellen McNally

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Mary Ellen McNally is one of Louise’s Cape May “beach friends,” and in this conversation they revisited events from the early days after Archer’s accident. They also explored broader themes of faith, prayer, relational awareness, and how their careers helped them learn more about themselves and how to relate to others. 

When Louise collapsed at mass, just a few days after the accident, Mary Ellen was in the right place at the right time to catch her as she fell. And, later, Mary Ellen woke up in the middle of the night feeling compelled to pray for Archer, so she got on her knees and prayed.

To hear more about that Sunday mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea, where Louise and Mary Ellen met for the first time after the accident, listen to episode 26, “Little Angel”: https://blinkofaneyepodcast.com/e/episode-26-little-angel/ 

You can learn more about Louise’s book, Being Relational, at www.beingrelational.com

Season 2 of Blink of an Eye will launch on June 23! Support us on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/blinkofaneyepod to help us continue making the podcast.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/blinkofaneyepodcast, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/blinkofaneyepod 

Theme music is by Victoria Vox.

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Episode 32: Peripheral Friends

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Sometimes, support comes from the places you least expect it. The crisis that had Archer in a Silent Scream has passed, at least for now, but Louise has no more answers from the medical team than she did yesterday. She’s also worried about all the narcotics her son has been prescribed. The nurses tell her to ask the doctors, but even the doctors aren’t forthcoming. She isn’t alone, though, not really. This episode is about the friends, even those on the outskirts of our lives, who support us when we can’t support ourselves anymore — sometimes even literally, in the case of Mary Ellen McNally. She questions when to speak up with medical staff and how to do that without alienating or pointing fingers.  And she reflects on life: Faith and hope, and learning when and how to speak up when things don’t feel quite right. 

In this episode, you will hear excerpts of interviews with the following people:

Cathy Giannascoli, a friend in Pennsylvania and the Senft family’s summer neighbor in Cape May, New Jersey.

Mary Ellen McNally, an analytical chemist for Dupont at the time of Archer’s accident, who now works for FMC in their agriculture division. Mary Ellen was one of Louise’s beach friends when Archer was injured on August 5, 2015, in Cape May.

Dr. Raymond Talucci, who was the Acting Chief of Trauma at AtlantiCare Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the day Archer was medevaced there, and for the duration of his stay.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 32: Peripheral Friends. August 12. Day 8.

Listen in afterwards to this week’s companion episode for tools to navigate your own traumatic experiences: Trauma Healing Learning: Peripheral Friends where Louise explores secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, and addiction, with a special focus on frontline trauma workers and why medical staff might rely so heavily on narcotics for pain management and the deeper implications for trauma healing.

To find out more about Archer, Louise, and this podcast, visit our website at blinkofaneyepodcast.com, and follow us on Instagram and Facebook @blinkofaneyepodcast, and Twitter @blinkofaneyepod

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Episode 26: Little Angel

Blink of an Eye Podcast Episode 26: Little Angel

It’s such a privilege to take care of someone when they truly cannot for themselves. Sometimes in a moment, no matter how strong we are, we don’t realize we are incapable of taking care of ourselves. That’s when angels step in. Louise’s beach friend, Mary Ellen McNally was in the right place at the right time to catch Louise as she collapsed. How they ended up in the perfect place for each other is what you will hear about. What Louise didn’t know, is that she was the gift to Mary Ellen as well.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 26: Little Angel August 9. DAY 5. 

Listen in afterwards to what we can learn together about trauma. Episode 26: Little Angel Trauma Healing Learnings

In this Episode you will hear audio recording excerpts from August 2015, of Mary Ellen McNally is an analytical chemist for Dupont at the time of Archer’s accident and now for FMC in their agriculture division. Mary Ellen was one of Louise’s beach friends when Archer was injured on August 5 2015 in Cape May New Jersey.

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