The Scary Guy Podcast with Jess
Jess Ronne calls herself the Reluctant Caregiver. It’s a role no one would choose but as a mom to 16 year old Luke with profound disabilities who needs 24/7 care she has no choice.
Add to this three years caring for her first husband who ultimately lost his fight with brain cancer and now a mom to 8 children in her blended family it’s no wonder she is known as @jessplusthemess
As a mom x 8, a wife, CEO of The Lucas Project, caregiver advocate, author, podcast host and soon to be featured in the documentary UNSEEN – How we’re failing our caregivers and why this matters, Jess is an inspirational person that declares, Life is for Livin’
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A MESSAGE FROM KEELIN:
A MESSAGE FROM KEELIN:
Hello Scary Guy. My name is Keelin, and i just wanted to tell you that i was inspired by what you said when you came and talked at Lewis Palmer Middle School.
I just wanted to say that i took the 7day and 7 night challenge., and during that time i realized how people acted differently and more positively when you just talk nice and don’t start conflict. I realize that when you called it a challenge you meant it. i found it so hard not to get in fights with my older siblings, and in general how tough it could be.
My brothers were also participating in the challenge and i think it really had an in-packed on my family. Because of you Scary Guy i am now taking the 7day and 7night challenge to a higher meaning.
I have decided to take it into my life and always use it on an everyday basis, and because of you, i have learned how to really be a kinder person to everyone, and my brothers have decided to follow me in using it in everyday life, along with my older sister of whom i have told about your visit. you have truly been an inspiration and i cant thank you enough.
MEAGAN JOHNSON ROCKS KANSAS
Dear Scary Guy,
I just thought I would let you know what an amazing job you are doing. I came across a youtube video when I was looking up somethings about bullying.
I have been bullying as along as I can remember and have been at some low parts of my life because of it, and man tell you what….if I would have came across your video before I would have been a hell of a lot happier.
But I did over come bullying and I want to dedicated my life to help others over come this as well. As of right I am Miss Northeast Kansas and will be in the Miss Kansas Pageant in June.
Thanks to you I have came up with my new Platform. Helping Kid over come bullying. I just wanted to let you know you are doing a great job and keep it up. 🙂
EMANATION SMITH SAYS IT LOUD AND CLEAR
“He does NOT use fear to end bullying he uses facts (found in newspapers for everyone to fear) and then he uses ROLEPLAY!!!!! He mirrors the behaviour back to the bullies hidden in the crowd before him, showing how ridiculous a way of spending your energy it is, he then parodies it and then spends MOST of the time explaining how victims can choose NOT to own the words and energy thrown at them, and the bullies have to really REALLY think about their behaviour and how it does nothing for them nor their victims –
And THEN he provides a curriculum with strategies that help to breakdown the ingrained ‘playground culture’ in institutions that perpetuates the bullying throughout and into the workplace, strategies that give the whole school (workplace) a chance to behave differently, just long enough to see that if everyone involved just sticks to the new way of being NO-ONE gets hurt.
Children respond to the true raw reality of what is going on, they are much more awake than are given credit for and they can understand The Scary Guy much more than many adults with their own limiting mindsets!
You have been given a grown-up’s uneducated version of something that does no harm and yet you are demonstrating PERFECTLY exactly the behaviour The Scary Guy changes – the mouthing off and prejudice about someone you haven’t gotten the full picture of yourself – passing on just the prejudice and misinformation of another.
The Scary Guy could help you not to be caught in the flow of someone else’s words and judgement. Be kind to yourself and treat others as you would be treated, would you want someone to put this much energy into publishing judgements about you when they haven’t met you nor seen your work in person? Live in Peace and be happy : )”
LAURA FINDS HER WAY
Thank you Scary Guy,
. . . And WOW I watched your video and all the memories came flying back to me! I told my mum and dad you said hi and they said a massive hello back!
You are my hero Scary Guy and always will be and I guess I want to thank you for making me love who I am and what I do! Coz be4 you came and spoke to us in school I h8 who I was and wished I was someone else but now I think I’m glad I am the person who I am today coz this is how my mum and dad brought me up so this is who I want to be a good person for them and 4 me!
Well Scary! I’ve got to say you are a credit to England and the nation and trust me Scary I will always follow your words and stick with u no matter what u are doing!
Well Scary I think its bed time I’m getting tired!
Cheers for taking the time to reply to my inbox and I hope to hear a lot more from you.
Sweet dreams night Scary Guy xxx
DARRYEN VENNING’S WORDS OF WISDOM
I’d just like to say thank you for visiting my school (Sir John Hunt Community Sports College).
I was bullied for four years, and it lead to me attempting suicide, I also selfharmed too.. Admittedly, I was quite violent back to the ‘bullies’, shouted horrible things at them etc.. But after you visited out school, it made me realize that all words are energy, and what comes out of your own mouth, is about you. Not the person you’re saying it to.
I can now look inside at who I am in all my words and actions, your programs helped a lot.
Thanks for visiting.
A LETTER FROM WILL KINNAIRD
Dear Scary Guy,
I remember you came to my school in Corby, Northamptonshire, England. Were talking years ago now. I’ve been going through a tough time breaking up with my girlfriend and living life without my parents.
I remember the thing you done with the punch that turned into a hug; we were all doing that for weeks, months after! All I can say is that I know I’m in a bad place now but when I pick myself up again I can get to work being the best person I can be and helping others see that person in themselves, too.
It’s all thanks to you.
If one person changes their mind that’s another person that can help change the mindsets of others and that’s something you’ve done to me. Life is so much easier with love. It makes the mundane bearable and the ordinary more extraordinary.
Even something as simple as giving up your seat on the tube, to picking someone up who’s fallen over, or, giving a smile to someone in the street! It might turn that persons day around.
I remember I was at Victoria station in London on my way to work when a woman had fallen down the escalators. I pressed the emergency stop and ran up to help. Within seconds everyone in the area came to help out. For that split moment hate never existed, it felt like man didn’t even acknowledge hate. I went to work late but for the entire day, never had so much faith in humanity.
I’m writing to let you know that you’ve changed the way I think and the way I feel towards others. It takes a brave person to do what you’re doing and I have limitless respect for you.
Your existence is proof that there is still goodness in the world.
For now, take care and keep in touch.
A MESSAGE FROM THE HIVE
You probably can’t remember but you came to our youth club The Hive in Haverfordwest, Wales and we had the rock star Alison with the 28 cats!!
Just want to say once again a big thank you for everything you said that night it stuck in all our hearts and your words question what we do in our day-to-day lives… also following this page shows me how many places you reach out to and I’m just wondering our you achieving what you set out to achieve??
You definitely did at the hive but what about elsewhere??
Once again Scary, thanks :D!!
From Shane Bear and all those at The HIve…
SAMANTHA EVANS A GRATEFUL MUM
You visited my kids school on Ivybridge, Devon, England last year.
My kids thought you were great and they said your story really gave them something to think about. They sort of understand how people will prejudge as we’re a biker family and some people don’t like that.
Thanks for visiting their school you made my kids feel good about who they are and you taught them to always think about other peoples feelings to.
Thank you for your visit from a very grateful mum. x x x