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Ep 111 Ashley Clark

Design Biz Survival Guide

Today we welcome Ashley Clark to the podcast - owner and principal designer of SKOUT Interior Design. In this episode Ashley shares how when “life happened” in 2020 for her, she leaned on the dedication of her team and the strength of her business model to allow her to focus her attention on family. Ashley also shares how the experience redefined her perspective on work life balance, setting client expectations, and honoring that every project is an opportunity to create something truly extraordinary.


21 Nov 2022

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PART TWO: “Trashley Anonymous, Twenty Years of street life, addiction and sex work.” Ashley Clark

Chasing Heroine: Addiction Recovery Podcast

Part two of Jeannine’s interview with Ashley Clark aka Trashley Anonymous. Part two picks up just before Ashley’s last prison term and ultimately her last use following an overdose. Connect with the show: https://bit.ly/3gAf9Jh Connect with Ashley: https://bit.ly/3zjIGgW


27 Oct 2022

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Episode #377: Networking for Referrals, feat. Ashley Clark Comegys

Abundant Practice Podcast

We're thrilled to welcome Ashley Clark Comegys to the podcast today! Tune in as she & Allison discuss who is most likely to refer to you; how to engage stakeholders, people in the community, & other therapists; plus who to reach out to if you have very little time to network. Sponsored by: TherapyNotes™ To learn more about today's guest, visit https://www.abundancepracticebuilding.com/blog. For private practice support, join the Abundance Party at https://abundancepracticebuilding.com/abundanceparty. 


19 Oct 2022

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Incorporating More Oral Pathology in Your Dental Practice with Dr. Ashley Clark

The Best Practices Show

Incorporating More Oral Pathology in Your Dental PracticeEpisode #418 with Dr. Ashley ClarkSurvival rates for oral cancers are not great. So, the best thing to do is to actively prevent them.  And today, Kirk Behrendt brings in Dr. Ashley Clark, Division Chief of Oral Pathology at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, to share the importance of early detection, the steps to take when you come across a case, and how to communicate your findings without terrifying your patients. Screening every patient, every time, can help save a life! To learn more, listen to Episode 418 of The Best Practices Show!Main Takeaways:Early detection is critical to preventing oral cancers.Screen every patient, every time, for oral cancer.Adequately train team members to look for signs.Never ignore leukoplakia. It can become cancerous.Communicate clearly without scaring your patients.Quotes:“Oral cancer is probably the biggest thing we deal with — the most important thing that we deal with, specifically squamous cell carcinoma — and survival rates aren't getting any better. They really haven't significantly improved. So, my passion is to get the information out there, catch it before it turns into cancer. That's my main goal, is to educate as many general dentists, specifically, as possible on how to find leukoplakia, what it looks like, what it can mimic, and what to do about it so we can hopefully prevent these oral squamous cell carcinomas from happening.” (2:25—3:02)“The five-year survival rate for oral cancer that is HPV-negative is 45% to 50%, overall. And that doesn't include the fact that they're going to have a pretty disfiguring surgery to try to get the cancer out, plus or minus radiation where they might lose saliva and have to deal with those quality-of-life issues. So, if we can catch leukoplakia as it’s in its dysplastic phase, surgically removing it lowers that risk of that patient having oral cancer by 50%. So, that's where we are. I will say that the rates of HPV-negative oral cancer have declined, and that correlates with the decline in smoking. But the survival rates still aren't great.” (3:14—4:04)“[The decline in HPV-negative oral cancer risk] directly correlates with the decline in smoking. About 80% of patients with HPV-negative oral cancer are pretty heavy smokers — or people who smoke pretty heavily, I'd rather say. But one interesting thing that’s happening is between the ages of 18 and 44, there's been this cohort of young women who have been getting tongue cancers without any risk factors — no HPV, no tobacco, no alcohol. So, that's another thing I like to get out. Don't ignore your 30-year-old female patient who has a white tongue lesion, because incidents have grown 0.06% every year for like 20 years. So, that's another group that might be getting overlooked.” (4:09—4:56)“I think other healthcare professionals who are focusing on the teeth might forget to look at the soft tissue. That's not a value judgment — I did it myself several times when I was in charge of looking at teeth. I forgot, or I was focused in on that pathology. So, I think it could be really easy to focus in on the crown you're doing and forget about doing an oral cancer screening. So, I think doing them every patient, every time, is one thing upon which we could improve.” (5:34—5:57)“Another [important] thing is to not ignore leukoplakia, especially if it’s on the gingiva. Sometimes, leukoplakia doesn't really look that scary — especially proliferative verrucous leukoplakia. Initially, it doesn't look that scary. But if it’s left untreated, nearly 100% will eventually turn into cancer. So, don't ignore things that could come down the road.” (6:04—6:26)“I train a lot of dental hygienists. And they actually find a ton of lesions, in my experience. They might not always know what they are as well as a doctor who might have a little bit more training does. But the hygienists have been great at screening and finding them. I think that one of the issues is we don't see it every day. And I always tell my former students, ‘Don't feel bad that you don't remember what this is. Just see it, and then know what to do about it.’” (7:03—7:38)“I understand if you haven't seen a lot of this pathology, you might say, ‘I know this isn't right, but I'm not quite sure what it is.’ And as long as you say, ‘I know this isn't right. I'm going to get it to someone who does know what to do about it,’ then you've done your job.” (7:50—8:04)“There's really not a whole lot of data on the best way to communicate with your patients. And something that I found surprising is that communication does not reliably improve with experience. So, just because you've been telling people something for 10 years doesn't necessarily mean that you're doing it the proper way. So, communication is very important. And also, patients will judge your competence based on your communication skills. So, the communication piece is important.” (8:45—9:14)“What is trending upward is HPV-driven cancer. So, now, more men will get HPV-driven oropharyngeal carcinoma — HPV-driven throat cancer — than women will get HPV-driven cervical cancer. So, it’s really an epidemic that is happening with HPV-driven cancers. About 16,000 men will get HPV throat cancer. About 10,000 women will get cervical cancer. So, another thing I really push is the Gardasil 9 vaccine. I think most people know about Gardasil. But they might not know about Gardasil 9, which is one that came out relatively a long time ago, about 2014. But as of 2018, it was available for anyone ages nine to 45. Whereas before, it was only open to age 26 for women, 21 for men. So, that's really exciting.” (9:50—10:51)“The interesting thing is people don't know that more men get HPV cancer than women do. Because when you think of HPV cancer, you think of women — cervical cancer. And physicians think that too. So, more women are actually protected with the vaccine than men. So, it really should be reversed, at this point.” (11:05—11:26)“Starting next week, it takes a very small amount of time, make sure you're looking at all the soft tissue. Every patient, every time, is the Ashley Clark motto, I like to say. So, leukoplakia tends to happen before these HPV-negative cancers. So, that's sort of the good thing about these oral cavity proper oral cancers, is that we can see them before they turn outright malignant. So, our goal is to catch them in that dysplastic phase.” (12:34—13:06)“Assistants, I don't know how well they're trained in catching anomalies. But I'm sure if they’ve been doing it for a long time, they know exactly what a weird-looking thing looks like. So, lateral and ventral, tongue, floor, mouth, and gingiva. Those are the most common places that we get cancers. And the gingival ones are tricky because they tend to look like other things. So, my advice is, always treat it like you've diagnosed it. If you think it’s periodontal disease, treat it like that. Common things occur commonly. Periodontal disease is more common than gingival squamous cell. But if it’s not responding appropriately to your treatment plan, let's go back to your original diagnosis and rethink it.” (13:15—13:56)“For me, if I was a general dentist, I would say, ‘Hey, I see this white thing here. I don't know what it is. Doesn’t look like cancer to me, but I can't promise that it’s not something that might turn into cancer. So, I'm going to give you a referral. We’re going to get it taken care of before it turns into anything bad, hopefully.’ So, you don't want to panic these patients, but you want to add some degree of urgency, especially if you really don't think it’s cancer. But it is a flat, white lesion that you can't explain. So, that needs a biopsy. And preferably, a scalpel biopsy, not a brush biopsy.” (14:28—15:03)“We don't want to scare [patients], but we want to say, ‘I can't promise you that this isn't a form of precancer, and we just want to rule that out. So, that's why it’s important that you go get your biopsy.’” (15:15—15:27)“I would recommend referring to oral surgery or a periodontist, especially if it’s on the gingiva, because periodontists do surgeries too. So, we don't want to forget about that specialty. But usually, oral surgery, there are insurance implications here. Sometimes, oral surgery can take medical insurance. I guess perio can too, but I tend to find out surgery takes medical more than perio. But that just might be my bias. So, refer to one of those two.” (15:44—16:17)“[After referring a patient,] what they will do is take a biopsy, send it to me or another pathologist, and get a report back. And then, hopefully, the surgeon will, including the periodontist, send that report back to the general dentist. So, if you have a patient with leukoplakia, and let's say I call it hyperkeratosis. That's totally benign. Let's say it comes back as hyperkeratosis on the lateral tongue. It’s benign. It doesn't need to come out. But you need to watch it. And the literature says you have to watch that spot every six months for 20 years. And if it changes in any way, you have to rebiopsy it. So, I don't want people to miss that second part, the follow-up part. Like, ‘We’ve caught this white lesion. Oh, it was hyperkeratosis. Well, now, we still have to watch it.’ Because if it changes, then the diagnosis has changed.” (16:18—17:18)Snippets:0:00 Introduction.1:13 Dr. Clark’s background.1:53 Why Dr. Clark is passionate about this topic.3:07 Recent data on oral cancers.4:58 What the dental profession gets wrong about oral pathology.6:27 Have adequate training for early detection.8:04 The importance of communicating with patients.9:35 Trends in this space.11:26 Where to start with treatment planning.14:04 How to have the conversation with patients.15:27 Who to refer cases to.17:19 The importance of early detection.18:32 Myths around piercings and squamous cell carcinoma.20:12 The future of oral pathology.22:42 Dr. Clark’s contact information.23:29 Last thoughts on oral pathology.Reach Out to Dr. Clark:Dr. Clark’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ashley.neuman.39Dr. Clark’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OralPathologySpeaker/servicesDr. Clark’s email: ashley.clark.dds@uky.edu Dr. Ashley Clark Bio:Dr. Ashley Nicole Clark, DDS, is an Associate Professor and Division Chief of Oral Pathology at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She earned a DDS from Indiana University and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from the University of Florida.Dr. Clark has earned the John H. Freeman Award in the Scholarship of Teaching. She serves as a councilor for the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and is on the review committee for oral pathology for the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Dr. Clark is on the professional board for Digital Dental Notes and Oral Cancer Cause, is a member of OKU, and is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists. Dr. Clark has published over 40 papers and abstracts, two book chapters, and has authored the oral pathology sections of the Dental Decks.


11 May 2022

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What Makes a Great Coach with Ashley Clark

What I Meant to Say

Key Points, Top Takeaways, and Memorable Quotes “I do have a strong belief that it stems from how I grew up, experiences I had in and out of sports, as well as when I went through college and started to identify mentors that I recognized good in.” 2:35“As soon as I started going to public school, I immediately had a knack for tutoring friends, peers, in math specifically.” 8:00“Ever since that, I knew that I was helping people, tutoring people, teaching people on different levels.” 8:29“But I was also very aware that I was new and that I was learning, so I just put 110% into what I could control, serve, and do whatever coach says in practice and work my butt off.” 12:09“If you’re asking someone to do something out of their comfort zone, or something that is fear-based, then you have to give them some room to feel freedom to make those errors in a safe environment.” 15:13“That’s where you have to give them some autonomy, I feel, and responsibility of teaching them how to be respectful in questioning, how to seek for understanding; this is stuff I talk about with my leaders with problem-solving and conflict resolution too.  You approach it to understand the other side more or the other person more, and then how can we come together to move forward as a team.” 17:29“I think that’s something as parents we often miss, to know that that coach is showing up with a game plan and the coach really wants to win.” - Wendy @ 19:07“I also had a reset in how I approached people. I learned through that that you have to be a little more of a chameleon with people that you lead, teammates, coworkers, as coaches, your athletes.  You have to start to pay attention to how people respond, how they speak, how they interact with others.” 25:10“If you have an idea of how people are going to respond to you, you can treat people with a little more softness, firmness, and I didn’t know that before. 25:54“Leadership is not a one size fits all proposition.” - Wendy @ 26:04“I was the glue for that team because of how I learned to lead and the way I trained other leaders.”  27:56“Part of sports is teaching you how to build through and push through that struggle because the only time we get into flow is after we've pushed through the struggle that comes before.” -Wendy @ 32:20“Without interaction, you don’t learn that psychology and how to work with others, so although they’re all there sitting in a circle individually on their phones, they are all somewhere else.” 36:07“I feel like we really do have a lack of leadership across the board in our society, and leadership doesn’t have to be a one size fits all, but you find the strengths in your kids, your athletes, your own kids, your co-workers, and you try to invest in that because it builds confidence, it builds a sense of value and like you’re adding to things.” 37:15“This is a safe place; that stuff matters, but it doesn’t matter right now at this moment.” 41:51“A part of that safe environment is allowing them room to be who they are, in the weak moments, in the strong moments, as a leader, you have to know where to meet people.” 43:51“The biggest thing leaders can show you what you need to do without them even knowing, show them what they need or what they want without them realizing.” 51:45“Would you rather be the worst player on a national championship team or the best player on a bad team?” 56:20“I look at it, and I want to be the worst player on the best team because I know if I work hard and I pay attention, that I’m going to be able to get on that starting court. I don’t look at it and think I’m never going to play.” 56:41“Is it really a better fit, or are you just running from the challenge?” 57:29“This is what’s going to level you up, and then also, this is going to help your team level up.  They always have something they are thinking about in response to them as an individual and their role on the team.” 1:01:51“That’s how you build trust, being honest and following through.” 1:13:47“If you can be self-aware and you can have the strength and the vulnerability to look in the mirror and do reflection, to me coaches should always be learning.  If you’re not learning as a coach, you should just stop coaching.” 1:15:29 Guest Bio - Ashley is a Southern California native and is the oldest of five siblings in her family.  She is a natural leader who leads by creating a safe environment through communication, honesty, compassion, and inclusion.  She played NCAA Division II indoor volleyball at Cal State Dominguez Hills, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies, including a concentration in Mathematics.  Later, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine.  Ashley loves the sport of volleyball, but she loves teaching and coaching the life lessons through the sport of volleyball. Show Notes0:00 - What I Meant to Say Podcast Intro0:18 - Introducing Ashley2:10 - Life Story Directly Influences the Way I Coach3:15 - Wendy’s Number Two4:05 - Early Life 4:15 - Oldest of 5 Kids5:08 - Homeschooling Led to Work Ethic and High Expectations6:20 - Involvement in Church6:56 - Where Did You Grow Up?8:00 - Tutoring Friends From the start8:50 - All the Sports9:10 - Introduction to Volleyball12:22 - Being Coachable…Or not?15:36 - Creating safety in the coach/athlete relationship16:59 - Communication Cultivates Leadership18:10 - Behind the Scenes of Coaching19:24 - Showing Care to Different Kinds of Athletes 20:03 - Walk-On Story21:41 - Learning How to Lead: Captain Story26:30 - Little too Late for Relationships27:00 - Be Better and it’s Meaning27:40 - My Burnout28:10 - Back to the Middle as a Mentor31:25 - Focusing on the Right Things and Attention Span33:30 - Cell Phone as a Necessity35:30 - Just Take the Phone Away and Socialize36:55 - Identifying Leaders38:16 - Importance of Growth Mindset38:54 - Attention Span for Kids from Jason’s Research40:27 - Treat Volleyball Like Theater41:16 - Leaving Your Baggage at the Door Creates a Safe Place42:19 - Be Here Now44:52 - Do the Next Best Thing45:43 - My Chip Started with Little League Softball48:22 - Entitlement in Volleyball Community 52:10 -  My Chance at Entitlement53:17 - Was Coaching A Factor?55:15 - Scope of Club in the South Bay: It’s A Mindset57:37 - Jason Says Consider the Gray Area1:03:22 - Cultivating Compassion1:09:02 - Gem of a Coach1:09:39 - What I Meant to Say Moment 1:13:25 - Truth and Honesty1:14:18 - Where Can We Find You?1:16:15 - Thank You and Signing Off Links & Where to Find AshleyIG - @coachashleyc @ashley.a.clark.10

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4 May 2022

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Episode 76 - Author Chat with Ashley Clark

Christian Historical Fiction Talk

Christian Historical Fiction Talk is listener supported. When you buy things through this site, we may earn an affiliate commission.This week, author Ashley Clark joins us to talk about her new book, Where the Last Rose Blooms. This fabulous read is a dual time novel set in present-day New Orleans and Charleston, South Carolina at the time of the Civil War. We delve into Victorian floriography (the language of flowers), what kind of tea is good to drink, and Ashley shares an encouraging word for anyone with a dream. Where the Last Rose Blooms by Ashley ClarkAlice runs a New Orleans flower shop alongside her aunt, but thoughts of her mother, who went missing during Hurricane Katrina, are never far from her mind. After getting off on the wrong foot with a handsome yet irritating man who comes to her shop, Alice soon realizes their worlds overlap--and the answers they both seek can be found in the same place.In 1861 Charleston, Clara is known to be a rule follower--but the war has changed her. Unbeknownst to her father, who is heavily involved with the Confederacy, she is an abolitionist and is prepared to sacrifice everything for the cause. With assistance from a dashing Union spy, she attempts to help an enslaved woman reunite with her daughter. But things go very wrong when Clara agrees to aid the Northern cause by ferrying secret information about her father's associates.Faced with the unknown, both women will have to dig deep to let their courage bloom.Get your copy of Where the Last Rose Blooms by Ashley Clark.Also check out book one, The Dress Shop on King Street, and book two, Paint and Nectar.Ashley Clark is the acclaimed novelist of The Heirloom Secrets Series. She writes women's fiction set in the South, and her stories are filled with faith, sweet romance, and lots of family secrets. She loves all things vintage and the almost-forgotten stories of the past.​Ashley finds her writing interests influenced by the spaces shared between femininity + strength, loss + legacy, and beauty + memory.​She is an English adjunct instructor, a wife and homeschool mama, and she adores her adopted senior Cocker Spaniel.Visit Ashley Clark's website.


27 Apr 2022

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EP #6 "Show me your invaginatus." w/ Dr. Ashley Clark

Drilled with Dr. Brady

What is Oral Pathology? Dr. Brady actually talks to a real live expert! On this weeks episode of the DRILLED w/ Dr. Brady podcast we interrogate Oral Pathologist Dr. Ashley Clark! Dr. Brady and Lowell tried to be mature but they failed. Be sure to check out the DRILLED with Dr. Brady podcast wherever you get your podcasts! Podcasts video can now be seen on Youtube! If your interested in helping The HALO Dental Network change lives form coast to coast please visit us at: http://HALOdentalnetwork.org To make a donation now! DRILLED Expert rating 10+ Ashley Clark, DDS, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Oral Pathology at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. She earned a DDS from Indiana University and a certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from The University of Florida. Dr. Clark previously served as the Oral Pathology Laboratory Director at West Virginia University (WVU) where she was nominated for the Early Career Innovator Award. She was also on faculty at the University of Texas at Houston School of Dentistry (UTSD) where she earned the John H. Freeman Award for Faculty Teaching and the Dean’s Excellence Award in the Scholarship of Teaching.


11 Feb 2022

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2 Years On Barn2Door - Ashley Clark with Sacred Roots Maple

The Direct Farm Podcast

Description: On this episode of the podcast, we're excited to welcome back Ashley Clark after almost 2 years since Sacred Roots Maple started on Barn2Door. Listen as she shares how her seasonal family farm in Northern New York, continues to sell out and grow their maple business.Show Notes:https://www.sacredrootsmaple.com/


28 Jan 2022

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Music Documentaries with Geeta Dayal and Ashley Clark

The Film Comment Podcast

This week's episode is inspired by the recent release of The Beatles: Get Back, Peter Jackson’s eight-hour docuseries about the making of the band’s 1970 album, Let It Be. The flurry of conversation provoked by the series—about its length, its restored archival footage, and the ways in which it captures the process of music-making and rehearsal—got Film Comment editors Devika Girish and Clinton Krute thinking about music documentaries more generally. What makes them good, beyond the music itself? How do concert documentaries differ from artists’ portraits? And which documentaries truly capture—and maybe even re-envision—the craft of their subjects? To dig into these questions, they invited Geeta Dayal, a noted music, art, and film critic, and Ashley Clark, the curatorial director at the Criterion Collection. Their conversation covers a number of documentaries: The Velvet Underground, Milford Graves Full Mantis; Ornette: Made in America, Sisters with Transistors, and of course, Get Back.For links to the film and show notes, go to filmcomment.com/blog/the-film-comment-podcast-music-documentaries/


18 Jan 2022

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21 - How to Share an Uncomfortable Truth with Ashley Clark

Power Your Platform

In today’s episode, I have the privilege of speaking with a young woman who was given a story she didn’t ask for at the age of 16 – but since then, she discovered it’s a story worth sharing.   Ashley Clark is the founder of the Canadian MRKH Foundation which supports women with a medical condition known as MRKH Syndrome. MRKH affects 1 in 5000 women, and is a congenital disorder that affects the female reproductive system.  The result is that women like Ashley are essentially born without a womb.  Ashley learned she had the condition when she was a teenager and understandably, it rocked her world.  Today, she’s in her 20s and a passionate advocate and organizer of MRKH conferences and fundraising events in support of ongoing MRKH education and community building.   In today’s interview, Ashley and I talk about what it takes to get comfortable talking about uncomfortable topics. We also discuss the power of community and how to share a story society tells us is taboo.   Here are my Top 10 Takeaways from today’s interview:   1. Owning and sharing our story can help us feel less alone.   2. Sometimes we’re given a story we didn’t ask for. But it’s still worth sharing.   3. It gets easier to tell your story the more you share it.   4. When we share the uncomfortable parts of our lives with each other, we feel more empowered – and we also empower others to tell their uncomfortable stories.   5. Don’t let society decide if your story is worth sharing; every story deserves to be heard.   6. Put your story into motion today by taking small steps – but always be focused on a bigger future goal.   7. Don’t get put off if someone reacts negatively to your story; that says more about them than it does about you. Keep going!   8. When we own our story, we begin to experience greater empathy for others and the stories they carry with them.   9. Be grateful for the little things; because it all matters.   10. When we share our story, we never know who’s listening or who we’re inspiring. So keep on sharing! Thanks so much for listening in to today.   EPISODE LINKS:  Power Your Platform Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/569102257443807 PowerHER Platform web site - https://www.powerherplatform.com/ Subscribe to our Story Fuel Newsletter - https://www.powerherplatform.com/subscribe MRKH Canada - https://www.canadianmrkhfoundation.com/


24 Sep 2021