Blink of an Eye

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Bonus Episode: Ripple Effects…Montage

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Over the last two years of making Blink of an Eye, Louise has interviewed over 70 people and counting — many of them family members and friends both close and far. In this last bonus episode of our break between seasons, you will hear from a few of Louise’s family members and friends about how Archer’s accident ricocheted out into the family and community, impacting not only the groups but each individual member. In their own voices, they explain how Archer’s incident influenced everything from their career paths to the ways they think about life. Hear about the family ties that were strengthened and challenged in this week’s bonus episode. We hope this episode helps you normalize the impact we all have on the family systems that we are all part of, individually and collectively. We are all so interconnected.

In this episode, you’ll hear the voices of:

Will Phipps

Pete Senft

Paula Senft Easton

Dewey Senft

Jaqui Schmucker

Trena Mitchell

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Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Background Sentimental Piano And Cello by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/9034-background-sentimental-piano-and-cello

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Immersed by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3900-immersed

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Calm Contemplative Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8663-calm-contemplative-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Calm Reflective Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8022-calm-reflective-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Lonely Fish by Sascha Ende®

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4655-lonely-fish

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

Blink of an Eye Podcast is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation: a non-profit created as a national resource to help change the way we respond to Spinal Cord Injury to include trauma healing approaches for families and medical teams across the U.S.  I C THAT provides a National pool of SCI specialized Radiologists for second opinions in the first hours of crisis, A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for SCI families for the first 30 days of crisis, and a National Registry of Medically Unexpected SCI Recoveries. They will also host the inaugural conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more, visit www.ICTHAT.org.

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Bonus Episode: Sea of a Million Lights…Montage

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Angels have their ways of working silently and quietly to make wonderful things happen. As Archer was declining at AtlanticCare, members of the Senft family’s Baltimore community were busy in the background organizing a prayer vigil. There were candles to be gathered and lit, a singer to be found and a venue to be organized and secured. In this episode, we hear from organizers and attendees about the powerful event hosted at Friends School Baltimore in the aftermath of Archer’s injury. Hear about what it took to organize the vigil amidst Louise’s updates, and how healing it was from the inside out, for those involved. 

Voices in this episode include:

Jackson Morrill

Kerry Leikus

Cathy Lobo

Paula Senft Easton

Ned Insley 

Lisa Melancon

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. The news clip  from the prayer vigil is courtesy of WBAL in Baltimore. Music in this episode is:

A Prayer For My Soul by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8430-a-prayer-for-my-soul

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Lonely Fish by Sascha Ende®

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4655-lonely-fish

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Cinematic Angelical Upeat Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/7213-cinematic-angelical-upeat-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Angel Share by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3367-angel-share

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the way we respond to trauma to include trauma healing approaches.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

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

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Bonus Episode: The Moment I Heard…Montage

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_9_8l87q.jpgWhere were you the moment you realized life just changed in the blink of an eye?

In this BONUS episode of Blink of an Eye, we hear from Louise’s community members in their own words about the moment they heard the news about Archer’s catastrophic injury. You’ll listen to interview excerpts from family members like Paula Senft Easton, Louise’s daughter, Will Phipps, Louise’s brother, about the moment they received the stark news. And you’ll hear from Archer’s high school friends and other members of the extended Baltimore community who share over five years later eerie memories of where they were, whom they were with, and what they did when they heard the news they will never forget that changed not just the Senft’s lives but their lives too. These voices might resonate for you too about a day you’ll never forget when your life changed in the blink of an eye. We are all so interconnected. 

Voices in this episode include:

Will Phipps 

Paula Senft Easton

Lillian Johnston

Elizabeth Rice

Jackson Morrill

James Shiels

Philippa Shiels

Parker Mitchell

Cathy Lobo

Mary Jo Determan

Tom Novotny 

Mollie Franke

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Meditative Sweet Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8678-meditative-sweet-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Background Calm Sentimental Positive Piano by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/8672-background-calm-sentimental-positive-piano

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

This episode is sponsored by I C THAT — The Integrative Center for Trauma Healing, Advocacy and Transformation, the leading non-profit seeking to change the response to the trauma holistically.  I C THAT provides A Multidisciplinary Family Support and Advocacy Team for Spinal Cord Injury families in the first 30 days of crisis, a National Registry of Unexpected SCI Recoveries, and a national conference The Science of Trauma: Hope for Trauma Healing. To donate and find out more about their annual conference, please visit www.ICTHAT.org

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

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 21: Radical Inclusion

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Back to Baltimore. Back to school. Back to life outside of the ICU  — if only for a minute. While Billy stayed with Archer back at AtlantiCare for a few days, Louise turned her attention towards her other kids: two starting new semesters at college, one starting seventh grade. How do families and children transition through trauma and loss?  Join Louise as she opines about the internal struggles and the internal and external supports, plus a visit by angels.  We all develop patterns we learned in childhood to survive and thrive, and they surface again and again in crisis.   

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

Paula Senft Easton, Louise’s eldest child, was present for the Family Meeting in Baltimore before the other kids started their school years. She and Louise speak about how the family meeting went and the balance family members had to strike with their attention as the school year began. 

Elizabeth and Ken Rice, longtime neighbors of the Senft family in Baltimore, who helped tend to the home as the family was away in Atlantic City and Cape May while Archer was in the ICU. Louise spoke with the couple about the transition from summer to fall routines amidst all the chaos and how important it is to ask for help and help others.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Emotional Piano Improvisation by Alexander Nakarada

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6199-emotional-piano-improvisation

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Peppers Theme by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4998-peppers-theme

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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 21: Radical Inclusion.

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

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 19: The (New) North Star

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_23_6nrnq.jpgPart 3 of a trilogy. As Louise was culling through her archive of text messages in 2015, she had her own epiphany: with so many different things happening all at the same time, she wanted to provide a window into this intense period of time by bringing the voices to life. 

In today’s third part of this text trilogy, you’ll hear about the fast paced orchestration by Louise and the Shepherd Center with assistance from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and Louise’s friends to get a Spinal Cord Injury expert nurse practitioner to fly in to assess Archer and what it meant to have that expertise for Louise, Archer and their family. Settle in to hear some raw and some tender unedited texts from Aug 29th and 30th — including clips and messages and even a cameo performance by a family dog which family and friends sent to Archer and Louise. You’ll hear the joy, the sorrow and everything in between as Louise and her family members were in a waiting game as they found their new North Star: not just getting Archer out of the ICU at AtlantiCare, but the potential to transport Archer to Atlanta.

In this episode, you’ll hear the voices of:

Billy Senft

Paula Senft Easton

Pete Senft

Dewey Senft

Anne Hamman

In addition, you’ll hear interview excerpts from:

Bernadette Mauro, the Director of Information and Resources at the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, who was in contact with Louise over rehab options. She and Louise reflect on the conversations Bernadatte had with Billy and Louise about the Shepherd Center and their teen unit and how hard it was to convince Billy that Archer shouldn’t return to Baltimore right away.

Jackson Morrill, a childhood and highschool lacrosse friend of Archer’s, who attended the Prayer Vigil at The Friend’s School, Baltimore. He shares with Louise the heaviness and fear of Archer’s unknown future that weighed on Archer’s friends.

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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 19: The (New) North Star,

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

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Season 2: Episode 18: Hot Cocoa

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_23_6nrnq.jpgPart 2 of a trilogy. As Louise was culling through her archive of text messages in 2015, she had her own epiphany: with so many different things happening all at the same time, she wanted to provide a window into this intense period of time by bringing the voices to life. 

In this second part of this text trilogy, you’ll continue to hear about confidential negotiations to bring a Sheppard Center representative to assess Archer when the hospital said Archer was not transportable and they were out of options. Settle in to hear unedited texts from Aug 28th and 29th and hear Archer’s voice in a prescient Youtube of a school assignment from his freshman year of high school that Paula found and sent out to family that day. Listen along as the potential to move to the Shepherd Center begins to crystalize, slowly in real time, all thanks to Louise’s family and friends across the country and across the decades of her life responding to her Family & Friends Updates. 

In this episode, you’ll hear the voices of:

Billy Senft

Paula Senft Easton

Pete Senft

Archer Senft

Dewey Senft

Dutch Senft 

Anne Hamman

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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 18: Hot Cocoa.

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

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

 

Season 2: Episode 17: Caught in No Man‘s Land

Copy_of_blink-1024x512-_21_6iywv.jpgPart 1 of a 2 part companion episode.  As Louise was culling through her archive of text messages in 2015, she had her own epiphany: with so many different things happening all at the same time, she wanted to provide a window into this intense period of time by bringing the voices to life. Join Louise in this special 2 part Episode for a fast-paced chock full unvarnished look even behind the Family and Friends updates.  You’ll hear about confidential negotiations to bring a Sheppard Center representative to assess Archer when the hospital said Archer was not transportable and they were out of options, insurance obstacles, work obligations, Mom concerns, and Billy’s talk at the Prayer Vigil, including intimate dialogue between Louise and Billy, and a very tender dialogue with her old college friend about what does it mean to believe in God. Settle in to hear texts in full from the voices of her family. Immerse yourself in the web of connection these texts created for Louise.

In this episode, you’ll hear the voices of:

Billy Senft

Paula Senft Easton

Dewey Senft

Pete Senft

Anne Hamman

You’ll also hear an excerpt from an interview with:

Jackson Morrill, a childhood and high school lacrosse friend of Archer’s, who attended the Prayer Vigil at The Friend’s School, Baltimore. He and Louise speak about the portal that a gathering for a prayer vigil provided to so many young people who were still in shock to begin to talk openly about their pain and their hopes as they too were impacted by Archer’s tragedy. 

Our theme music is Victoria Vox. Music in this episode is:

Placid Ambient by MusicLFiles

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6189-placid-ambient

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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 17: Caught In No Man’s Land.

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

To see some of Archer’s artwork, check out www.slimeyard.com

#hopeforeverything   #obtaineverything

Episode 15: You Gotta Go Through It

Blink of an Eye Episode 15: You Gotta Go Through It

Their pain and trauma is YOUR pain and trauma. This is how it can be when we watch a loved one suffering in any way. It may be simpler to wall off, bury it, or choose not to acknowledge it to lessen trauma’s grip. Oh, going that route can cause so much damage to your body, including your organs, and your ability to deal with future traumas. Nope, you can’t avoid it. You gotta go through it, sooner or later. Walk through the experience with Louise and her pillar of strength, Paula, her daughter, as they revisit how trauma of a loved one can reduce you to a spent dandelion being blown randomly in the wind. Louise will share with you a pathway to trauma healing that your bodily sensations hold for you as a guide.

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 15 You Gotta Go Through  It

August 7. DAY 3. 

In this episode, you will hear interview excerpts from

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

and

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

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Episode 13: What Not to Say

Blink of an Eye Episode 13: What Not to Say

Louise saw the ashen look on her daughter’s face as they passed in the doorway. She was confused until she heard what the nurse had told Paula, Pete, and Archer, “It’s just swelling.” One sentence was a gut punch sucking the hope out of the room and maybe the life out of her son. Louise was in a hateful fury over the insensitivity of someone who was supposed to be looking out for Archer’s well-being. How do we overcome the hurts of others’ heartless words? People in authority wield a lot of power. This includes nurses. But they are not all-knowing, are they? 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 13 What Not to Say August 7. DAY 3. 

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

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Episode 4: The Family Meeting

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Pray hard…

It’s an uncomfortable room. The chairs are heavy, the air is still, and all eyes are on Dr. Kris Radcliff. This was a family meeting no one would ever forget.  Louise knew that a Family Meeting with Archer’s surgeon was her family’s chance to be together to ask questions. Like most of their other Family Meetings, it was an opportunity to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly. But this time was different. It was far from their typical family meetings and would have a lasting impact. Through two interviews, Episode 4 explores this moment from both sides: through the eyes of Dr. Kris Radcliff, who performed Archer’s initial neck surgery, and from the perspective of Archer’s big sister, Paula Senft Easton. And, you’ll hear parts of a voice memo that was recently recovered from the night itself.

 

Join Louise for this episode of Blink of an Eye: Episode 6 The Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda’s August 6. DAY 2. In this episode, you will hear interview excerpts from 

Paula Senft Easton, Louise’s eldest child, and only daughter who was 24 at the time of Archer’s accident and is today almost 30 and Associate Director of Admissions for the Friends School in Baltimore

Dr. Kris Radcliff, a spinal surgeon from the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, and Archer’s initial neck surgeon at Atlanticare

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