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The Adverse Effect

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Everyday adversities, trending injustices, and overlooked heroes/sheroes. Get inspired, face your truth, and find the tools to overcome the everyday obstacles in your way.


Ep.52 | The Transformative Power of Kindness With Don Carter

Don Carter is a visionary leader, speaker, teacher, and transformational coach. 

As a trauma and grief expert, Don has lived through some of the most devastating experiences one could imagine, only to affirm the goodness of life and the greatness within himself.  

On today’s episode of The Adverse Effect, Don shares how his one act of kindness caused him to become a media sensation. He also shares how he put his tools into practice during the most traumatic time of his life... his wife’s suicide.  

Don introduces the methods he used to dispel feelings of guilt and, most importantly, embrace the emotional aftermath of his wife’s death, enabling him to ‘ease into his grief’.  

Through his decade-long law enforcement career or his transformational work with start-up companies, entrepreneurs, and community leaders, Don Carter has sought to inspire and implement changes in the world for the betterment of all.  

Join us and listen to how Don has managed to recognize the simple and immense power human beings possess — that of infusing goodness in the things they do. 


“The thoughts that I am thinking when I am feeling bad are not in alignment with who I really am.” — Don Carter 


“Waves of grief would come, and I just never resisted it, I just let it come.” — Don Carter 


Today on The Adverse Effect

  • Early years — time in law enforcement 
  • Don shares the traumatic time of his wife’s suicide 
  • Managing negative feelings such as guilt  
  • Cultivating goodness 
  • Tips on how to 'ease' into your life instead of resisting 


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