Answers for the Family

Allen Cardoza

Bio: 

Allen Cardoza is a licensed private investigator with 30 years experience working with families dealing with "at risk" youth. 

Having escorted thousands of teens to specialized schools and programs, returned hundreds of runaways and retrieved many abducted children, Allen has a unique outlook on what our kids are going through and what can be done to help them thrive! And if that doesn't work...how to survive it as parents.

This show brings you answers and options to raising children today and in our constantly changing future.

Answers for the Family will address issues such as international parental abduction, locating your runaway teen, family crisis intervention, self defense, building self esteem, addictions, new innovations in the field and specialized programs that can really help.

Listen to Allen and his many Answers for the family experts Mondays at 11:00AM (PST) discuss ways to help you navigate through the many challenges of family life.

To contact Allen and/or get more information:

Show Time: 
Monday 11:00AM - 11:59AM
(PST)
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Answers for the Family will address issues such as international parental abduction, locating your runaway teen, family crisis intervention, self defense, building self esteem, addictions, new innovations in the field and specialized programs that can really help.

Listen to Allen Live Mondays at 11:00 AM (PST)

Show Archives

September 2020

09/21/2020

Light Em UP! Targeted Combination Therapy Kills Cancer Cells in Less than 2 Hours

Show Guests: Matthew Gdovin & Tom Roberts, CEO

According the National Cancer Society, a staggering 606,000 people died of cancer in the U.S in 2019. When a cancer tumor grows in the body, it creates an acidic environment on the outside of its cells. This acidic environment causes blood vessels to grow and attach to the tumor in an attempt to remove the acid. In something of a biological trick, the tumor then commandeers the blood vessels and uses them as a source of nutrients to help it grow. The current standard of care to treat cancer is to cut (surgery), poison (chemotherapy), or ablate (radiation therapy). Unfortunately, these treatments can cause debilitating unwanted side-effects.

Vitanova Biomedical (VNB) is developing an alternative therapy, Light-Activated Acidosis (LAIA), which uses a focused beam of light to activate a targeted drug injected into the tumor. Once activated, this drug causes the cancer cell to become very acid on the inside triggering rapid apoptosis (cell death). LAIA therapy has proven capable of killing up to 95 percent of cancer cells within two hours across five different cancer cell types including  breast cancers including the very aggressive triple negative breast cancer (MDA-MB-231), two types of prostate cancers (LNCaP and 22RV1), and a pancreatic cancer (BxPC3). sparing near-by healthy tissue, and potentially causes no debilitating unwanted side effects.

Tom Roberts, the company’s CEO, resports that VNB has entered a global strategic partnership with LiteCure Medical Lasers, and was awarded a competitive National Science Foundation SBIR Program Phase I grant to further develop LAIA therapy. Together, these partnerships should help to advance VNB’s LAIA therapy from laboratory bench to an FDA submission….and ultimately provide an effective alternative cancer treatment for multiple cancer types.

09/14/2020

Shine Brighter Every Day: Nourish Your Body, Feed Your Spirit, Balance Your Life

Show Guest: Danah Mor
danahmor.com

Shine Brighter Every Day is a beautiful, full-colour book packed full of unique insights into how to live well by making the right choices with food, lifestyle and well-being. In Shine Brighter Every Day, Danah introduces readers to a new perspective on food and lifestyle that helps them understand why they are attracted to certain foods or ways of life.

While many nutritionists bombard readers with lists about what to eat and what not to eat, Danah guides you back to basics. The book is structured into 14 chapters, each one aimed at increasing your understanding of a specific aspect of health and well-being. Danah share, 'It’s about improving your quality of life, preventing disease, and manifesting the best version of yourself. It unlocks a lifestyle, a way of thinking – a state of being – that is in tune with your body."

09/07/2020

From the best of "Answers for the Family": Can Find My Might: Boots-on-the-ground approach to bullying and self-acceptance

Show Guest: Gabriella van Rij

I Can Find My Might has been specifically written for students, parents, and educators. Gabriella van Rij ’s personal experience creates a boots-on-the-ground approach that is nothing short of magical. In this gripping part memoir and part self-help book for students, readers are invited to closely experience Gabriella’s stormy childhood, which will encourage empathy while also helping students see the uniqueness they are each blessed with.

A perfect book—not only for the student who is feeling hopeless or helpless due to bullying at school, but also for those children who have bullying tendencies. In a revelatory way, author and kindness activist Gabriella explains how both bullies and those being bullied are mirror images of each other and what children should do with this knowledge.

August 2020

08/31/2020

SIMPLIFY: How to Stay Sane in a World Going Mad
Show Guest: Bob Hillary

In this book, you will discover how to combat this world with the secret of “Slow Living” – Sustainable, Local, Organic and Whole. You learn how about finding and accepting yourself away from the pressures and expectations of society, and not only envisioning a better future but creating one. Simplify provides 21 practices to help you simplify your life. These practices range from being still for a few minutes before rushing out of bed in the morning, to learning when to say ‘no’ in your everyday life when you are feeling overwhelmed. Easy, practical advice that we can all incorporate into our daily lives.

08/24/2020

Dancer Interrupted: A Memoir
Show Guest: Susan Priver

A must read for any creative person who’s felt they’ve lost their voice only to realize it’s been there all along.” -John Fleck

What happens when our dreams of becoming professional athletes, concert pianists, singers, writers—whatever we excelled at and loved in our youth —become impossible?  For Susan Priver— author of the memoir, Dancer Interrupted—a girl obsessed with ballet, a gifted child ballerina, the center of attention without ever having to speak, it was, she believed, the end of her life. Dancer Interrupted is the story of an artist who loses her ability to practice her art and how she rediscovers herself without the veil of ballet. It’s a story of loss, self-recrimination, family drama, love affairs. It’s also the story of one woman’s vibrant, uplifting climb out of a world she believed to be the only world possible, and into a world far better than she had ever anticipated.

08/17/2020

Future Vision Your Working Life: 10 Strategies to Help You Get Ahead

Show Guest: Anne Jirsch

The world is changing fast. Just imagine being able to anticipate the future and finding your best and most successful direction. From using your intuition and finding your inner genius to handling information overload and adapting to changing circumstances this book will show you how to be ahead of the game. Packed with case studies, exercises and techniques Future Vision will guide you through ten strategies that will help you get ahead.

Anne Jirsch is a world pioneer of Future Life Progression (FLP) and the creator of Future Visioning, an innovative new business tool rooted in her unique FLP system. With over 2,000 practitioners in 20 countries and a list of noteworthy clients, Anne has now condensed her knowledge into a set of 10 tools to give you the advantage and take genuine control of your career path. Each strategy is supported by practical exercises and fuses hypnosis, visualization and intuition work. There are also numerous scientific and personal case studies to demonstrate the effects. Every chapter is designed to help you tap into your future reality and bring those skills back to the present. By the end of the book you’ll be equipped to sift through the ‘epidemic of busyness’ and connect with your most powerful, productive and innovative self.

08/10/2020

The Case For and Against Masks

Show Guest: Dr. Judy Mikovits

Join us as we discuss the evidence for and against widespread public masking as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Mayo Clinic, as well as top scientific publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.

As politicians and bureaucrats of all stripes are weighing in on this question, this debate needs to take place without fear and paranoia. Important questions are raised in our guest’s new book. Such as, what are the effects of masks on oxygen and carbon dioxide levels? How does SARS-CoV-2 spread? What is the effectiveness of various types of masks? What about those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19? And whether our children should go back to school in the fall, and if so, what measures they should take? Join us as New York Times best selling author, Dr. Judy Mikovits describes how America desperately needs this public conversation to take place with the best science we have available.

08/03/2020

Sex Positive: Redefining Our Attitudes to Love & Sex
Show Guest: Dr. Kelly Neff

Dr Kelly Neff is a social psychologist, professor, futurist, author and talk-radio personality who has electrified the transformational media world with her unique focus on the intersection of psychology, consciousness, and human sexuality. An academically trained research psychologist.

Her newest effort, Sex Positive (2020), epitomizes her desire to empower sexual freedom, inspire healing, and improve people’s relationships by fusing cutting-edge scientific findings with Eastern philosophies and her own deeply personal insights. Sex Positive calls for sexual fearlessness, acceptance, and a progressive, tolerant attitude that allows all individuals the freedom to explore love, sex, identity, and non- traditional relationships.

July 2020

07/27/2020

The Language Your Body Speaks: Self-Healing with Energy Medicine
Show Guest: Ellen Meredith

Shine Our bodies speak their truth through symptoms, trying to get our attention through sensations, interruptions of functioning, energetic blockages, and physical signals. If we miss those communiqués, the body and mind shout louder and discomfort snowballs into illness. So says author and long-time energy medicine practitioner Ellen Meredith in her new book, The Language Your Body Speaks: Self-Healing with Energy Medicine, which helps readers become active participants in the energetic conversations that are constantly happening between their body, mind, and spirit. 
 
The Language Your Body Speaks offers a comprehensive guide for using movement, gesture, light, sound, vibration, imagery, actions, and more to dialogue with the body, mind, and spirit. Each chapter also offers a number of explorations, labeled “Play with It,” that encourage readers to begin experimenting with the concepts in their daily lives in fun ways. Writes Ellen. “Play with your energies, speak their language, dance with them, and they will teach you how to find your way home to your fully realized, vibrant self.

07/20/2020

Transforming Grief and Fear into Love and Grace
Show Guest: Patti Ashley, Ph.D.

Many of us are experiencing grief as we navigate the current world circumstances but it doesn't have to paralyze us with fear or inaction. How can we heal our wounds and return to love and grace as we emerge from the chaos and not only survive but THRIVE? Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, and Psychotherapist Patti Ashley, Ph.D., LPC, discusses how we can emerge from these trying times with hope and transform grief and fear into love and grace.

An important interview that deals with personal loss of many kinds, Patti will discuss the five stages of grief, how grief and fear have similar nervous system responses, as well as how to talk to children about death and dying and other types of grief they might be experiencing in these turbulent times.

07/13/2020

Love Skills: Keys for Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love

Show Guest: Linda Carroll

Falling in love is never a straight line to “happily ever after.” Relationships go through seasons of change, renewal, darkness, and light. So promises long-time therapist and couple’s coach Linda Carroll, author of Love Skills: The Key to Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love.

The heart of Carroll’s teachings — and the heart of Love Skills — comes from the Love Cycles model, which explains that relationships develop in predictable stages — The Merge, Doubt and Denial, Disillusionment, The Decision, and Wholehearted Love-— each of which presents its own challenges.  Join as Linda shares how Love Skills offers a do-it-yourself version of a highly effective workshop program which addresses both small troubles and the more serious dilemmas of communication gridlock, betrayal, and seemingly intractable differences, while providing a road map for traveling this rewarding and challenging path.”

07/06/2020

F*cked At 40a; Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy & Stretch Marks
Show Guest: Tova Leigh

Tova Leigh breaks out of the ‘mom box’ in her candid appraisal of marriage, fidelity, sexuality, parenting, and body image. She boldly dares to challenge expectations of women in society today, exposes hard truths, demands authenticity, and encourages us all to breathe new air and shout HERE I AM. This book is a rallying cry for every woman that has ever felt trapped in a life she didn’t sign up for and can barely recognize.

June 2020

06/28/2020

The Celestine Prophecy Inspiration Tour

Show Guest: James Redfield, Author of both – “The Twelfth Insight”, and Mega Bestseller: “The Celestine Prophecy”

James Redfield, author of the NY Times Bestseller, The Celestine Prophecy, says something beautiful is happening. “The world is moving from receiving spiritual insights to living in the Consciousness of our lives.” In an effort to help a world gripped by hate and corruption on all sides, a growing wave of Consciousness is sweeping the planet — as multi-generations are again reading and passing The Celestine Prophecy to others.

Join us as for the not-to-be-missed show as James once again shares The Celestine Vision - the potential for a life marked by a higher Spiritual Connection and all that flows from it, an intuitive guidance, a flow of Synchronicity, and ultimately, a destiny that leads us to help make the world better and more enlightened. During the interview, he will also speak about his upcoming “The Celestine Prophecy Inspiration Tour” and the 12 Insights from his Celestine series.

06/22/2020

The United States of Opioids -Virus Pandemic or Drug Pandemic - Which is the Greater Threat?

Show Guest: Harry Nelson

Co-Host: Dr. Matthew Polacheck

For over a decade, Harry Nelson has been the leading legal expert on prescribing practices, pain treatment, addiction and behavioral health. He has become known for turning healthcare safety disasters into learning opportunities out of which safer, better healthcare can emerge. The founder of L.A.’s largest healthcare firm, Nelson Hardiman, Nelson advises government regulators and policymakers on most sensitive and challenging emerging health policy issues.

In his latest book, The United States of Opioids, Nelson delivers critical insights about the Opioid Crisis, along with a roadmap for strategies for the way out. He shares an essential and fascinating history of how opioid addiction grew roots into our culture, and lays out the case for why we cannot afford to continue our current, failing approach to pain management and opioid addiction. 

06/15/2020

You Were NOT Born to Suffer: Overcome Fear, Insecurity and Depression and Love Yourself Back to Happiness, Confidence and Peace
Show Guest: Blake D. Bauer

In this life-changing book Blake D. Bauer explains why depression, addiction, physical illness, unfulfilling work, and relationship problems are caused by years of hiding your true emotions, denying your life purpose, and living in fear.

Having already helped thousands of people around the world find lasting solutions that conventional medicine, psychiatry or religion couldn't offer, this book will show you how to free yourself from the destructive thoughts, habits and situations that are stopping you from being happy and well.

In simple practical steps you’ll learn how to slow down and create a healthier relationship to yourself that is based on acceptance, kindness, honesty and self-worth. You’ll also find out how to transform the stress, anxiety and insecurity that result from constantly trying to please others into lasting confidence, self-respect and inner peace.

06/08/2020

Perception: Seeing Is Not Believing, It Is Time to Evolve

Show Guest: James Purpura

Feeling abandoned by everyone and everything, filled with self-hate and rage at the world, James turned to drugs and then petty theft to fuel his addictions. Then he found himself in prison, locked up in solitary confinement.

Depressed, bulimic, hopeless, running away from an abusive relationship, and suffering through decades of silence after being sexually abused as a child, Steph found herself alone in a hotel room. She tied a rope around her neck, dropped to the floor, and everything went black. Two people in crisis, worlds apart, independently arrived at the same conclusion. Own your life, or lose it!

In their new book and film entitled Perception: Seeing is Not Believing, James and Steph Purpura recount in raw detail how those tragic events became the catalyst for dramatic life changes that brought them together, and their discovery of the keys to unlocking their perceptions, challenging their beliefs, and changing their behaviors.

According to James, "Everything you are, everything you see, everything you experience, is determined by perception. In our interview, James notes: "This book is not meant to be a personal development book; it is meant to create a fundamental shift inside you by redefining the way you think about all your experiences, and reshaping how you experience your life. It doesn't matter where you are currently in your life, whether you are at the top of your field, just getting started, or somewhere in between. If you take the time to fully understand the concepts and apply them to your life, you will achieve a level of self-mastery you never dreamed possible. It is time to rise up and experience your life to the fullest. It is time to evolve."

06/01/2020

COVID-19 Special - MANScript Surviving & Thriving During Relationship Stress
Show Guest: Julia Keys

COVID-19 has put extraordinary personal and financial stress on couple's worldwide! The MANScript is the ultimate guide to surviving and thriving during and after a variety of situations, including experiencing infidelity.

 

Together, Julia Keys (wife of sports presenter Richard Keys) and her best friend Jacqui Coles, work to help people with relationship issues. Julia’s aim has always been to enable people to move on with their lives in a positive manner, because all too often the person cheated on has experienced the devastating impact that ill health, loss, betrayal and other events can have on a person’s self-esteem. Supporting women, men, and families at a time of crisis has been paramount to Julia’s work.

 

There IS a script to infidelity, it’s repeated time and time again, and this book will help you identify the MANScript…and more. Both Julia and Jacqui have written this essential self-help book from their personal and professional experiences in counselling, nursing and psychotherapy.

May 2020

05/28/2020

Project Phoenix! To hire forgotten freelancers currently unemployed by Covid-19

Show Guest: Elizabeth Blake-Thomas

Elizabeth Blake-Thomas, an Award-winning Director and Philanthropist, as well as Founder of Mother & Daughter Entertainment, has formed Project Phoenix, which with your help, will provide up to 350 jobs to freelance workers in the film industry

 These jobs will provide workers a steady income so they can pay their everyday bills. Virtual pre-production will begin once funds for the first movie are pledged, providing immediate paychecks for each worker. Project Phoenix is also a platform to produce new and needed entertainment content that brings hope, inspiration, and positive messages to all during these unsteady times.

05/25/2020

TRAUMA Recovery! Using the Body's Own Energy for Healing
Show Guest: Lisa Erickson

Who knew that women's energetics are distinctly different from men's? And that knowing the way to re-energize specific chakras that are different in women's bodies can not only improve health and help you navigate the world better, but heal sexual trauma? Lisa Erickson did! In her groundbreaking book Chakra Empowerment for Women: Self-Guided Techniques for Healing Trauma, Owning Your Power & Finding Overall Wellness, this highly-regarded workshop leader, blogger and energy worker brings forth her discoveries from her years of working with women looking for answers to intractable problems.

Learning to work with the differences in her energy body can be life-changing for a woman. Chakra Empowerment for Women is a guide to the feminine energetic technology within. Lisa has created 12 chakra tools that she has termed "Empowerments." A critical part of the book and the Empowerments, is the ability to bring all of this to bear on real-world experiences for women.

05/18/2020

ASK! The Bridge From Your Dreams to Your Destiny

Show Guests: Mark Victor Hansen & Crystal Dwyer Hansen

Your dreams become your destiny when you learn the secret art of asking! Most people have beautiful dreams deep inside—the things they would like to have, the relationships they’d love to enjoy, and the wellness and well-being that would help them express their best, in every way. But often those dreams lie buried inside us. Hidden by fear or unworthiness or a lack of awareness of what could be. Asking is the only language to which the Universe can deliver a solution, understanding, illumination, or a plan.

There are three distinct channels through which we can ask: Ask Yourself, Ask Others, and Ask God.
Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen’s new book, ASK! The Bridge From Your Dreams to Your Destiny, is a self-help journey about learning the art and science of asking questions and how it can completely transform your life. It starts by introducing the idea of a bridge that leads from your dreams to your destiny. Join us in a revolutionary concept at a time we need it most … as Mark and Crystal describe how ASK! opens a portal to rekindling those dreams and moving through them toward your greatest destiny—with a simple tool that everyone has at their disposal once they learn to use it through the ASK! journey

05/11/2020

BOY CRISIS IN AMERICA! Suicide and much, much more!

Show Guest: John Gray, PhD

John Gray, PhD, co-author of Boy Crisis with Warren Farrell, PdD, declare that dad-deprivation is a significant predictor of the increasing rate of male suicide, drug overdose, obesity and withdrawal into video game addiction. It even predicts by age 9 a shorter life expectancy as determined by shorter telomeres, protective end caps of chromosomes.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell revealed on CBS’ “60 Minutes” the peril posed by “young males”. He stated, “In my half-century of research on boys and men, I have discovered that there is, in fact, a boy crisis, that it is a global crisis, and that it is particularly egregious in America."

According to Gray and Farrell, it is a crisis of mental health. They also contend that it is also a crisis of education. Worldwide, 60% of the students who achieve less than the baseline level of proficiency in any of the three core subjects of the Program for the International Assessment are boys. Even boys’ IQs are dropping.

05/04/2020

Meet the Guy Who Has Been Married 24 times! Having a Marriage of Greatness and Living Life to the Full

Show Guest: Evan Money, PhD

“Many men can make a fortune, very few can build a family” as William Jennings Brian says and Evan & his bride whole heartily agree. Both being born and raised in Southern California they only saw three options as a married couple, you could be Married and Miserable, Divorced and Desperate or Single and Cynical. The moment they were married, Evan & Susan Money committed to creating a marriage of greatness and living happily ever after.

They discovered along their journey of extreme financial lows, non-understanding parents and building business from the ground up, that living happily ever after wasn’t a place to be discovered, rather it was a place they created. Evan Money shares how having a Marriage of Greatness is the foundation for true success in all the other areas of life. Greatness is often equated with athletics, business and financial success. Yet the greatest success and legacy we can leave is our heath and relationships.

April 2020

04/27/2020

After Quarantine: Stop the Stress and Overeating NOW!

Show Guest: Deborah Kesten

One in two Americans—over 133 million people—suffer from chronic health conditions, many of which are linked to food choices. After 25 years of research, Deborah Kesten, MPH and Larry Scherwitz, PhD discovered that the optimal healing diet is not only about what you eat, but also about why, how, and with whom you eat.

It is about developing a relationship to food and eating that nourishes your physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being. Whole Person Integrative Eating is a comprehensive personal system that combines modern nutritional science with ancient food wisdom to help you transform your relationship with food and eating and promote weight loss, health, and healing.

04/20/2020

During & After Quarantine! Out of Control Kids - Get ANSWERS!
Christine Baumgartner Interviews Ashley Miller, MD & Adele Lafrance, PhD

With a dose of humor and plenty of real-life examples, Miller and Lafrance guide listeners to ‘build a bridge’ into your child’s world to make sense of their emotions and behavior.

Suitable for parents, grandparents and other caregivers of children and pre-teens, this show will give answers and provide more insight into their new guidebook "What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work", an accessible resource for efficiently navigating the twists, turns, and sometimes total chaos of life with kids.

04/13/2020

The Silver Miracle: Why Silver is The Greatest Tool For Restoring & Protecting Health

Show Guest: Gordon Pedersen

When Dr. Gordon Pedersen learned of a village in Ghana that was losing an entire generation of children to malaria, he was convinced he had a solution. So, at his own expense, he flew there and treated 900 of them with a silver solution over five days. And indeed, every child treated with the silver was completely clear of the disease at the end of the week, as he reported in a leading medical journal.

However, the colloidal silver solution available then was acidic, which left the body open to further inflammation and invitation to pathogens. A delivery vehicle was also needed that could be ingested daily as a preventative, not just treatment for illness. Pedersen then developed, The Silver Miracle: Why Silver is The Greatest Tool For Restoring & Protecting Health, to change the world’s health. From women suffering from yeast, vaginal, urinary tract infections, to cold and flu victims to people steeped in mold from natural disasters, and people just wanting to stay healthy and stave off disease, Dr. Pedersen’s Structured Silver Liquid (under the brand My Doctor Suggests.) is having a massive impact.

Says Pedersen: “Our mission is that everyone should be able to make an educated decision about their health. The name of the company Mr. Doctor Suggests means that people will then become their own doctors and they will suggest to themselves something that they have been educated on. For us, that means we get to save the world one person at a time as they learn our message.”

04/06/2020

Don’t Go Crazy Without Me: Living with A Parent Who Went from Neurotic to Full-Blown Psychotic

Show Guest: Deborah Lott

Don't Go Crazy Without Me tells the tragicomic coming of age story of a girl who grew up under the seductive sway of her outrageously eccentric father. He taught her how to have fun; he also taught her to fear food poisoning, other children’s infectious diseases, and the contaminating propensities of the world at large.

Alienated from her emotionally distant mother, the girl bonded closely with her father and his worldview. When he plunged from neurotic to full-blown psychotic, she nearly followed him. Saving herself would require an unconventional reading of Moby Dick and entry into the larger world of political activism as a volunteer in Robert F. Kennedy’s Presidential campaign. After attending his last stop at the Ambassador Hotel the night of his assassination, she would come to a new reckoning with loss and with engagement beyond the confines of her family. Ultimately, she would find a way to turn her grief into love.

March 2020

03/30/2020

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go From Here

Show Guest: Hope Jahren, Ph.D.

Dr. Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. The Story of More is her impassioned open letter to humanity as we stand at the crossroads of survival and extinction.

Jahren celebrates the long history of our enterprising spirit—which has tamed wild crops, cured diseases, and sent us to the moon—but also shows how that spirit has created excesses that are quickly warming our planet to dangerous levels.

She explains the current and projected consequences of greenhouse gases—from superstorms to rising sea levels—and the science-based tools that could help us fight back. The Story of More illuminates the link between our consumption habits and our endangered earth, showing us how we can use less and share more.

03/23/2020

Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma

SHOW GUEST: Elizabeth A. Stanley, PhD

Stress is our internal response to an experience that our brain perceives as threatening or challenging. Trauma is our response to an experience in which we feel powerless or lacking agency. Until now, researchers have treated these conditions as different, but they actually lie along a continuum. In Widen the Window, Dr. Elizabeth Stanley explains the significance of this continuum, how it affects our resilience in the face of challenge, and why an event that’s stressful for one person can be traumatizing for another.

This groundbreaking book examines the cultural norms that impede resilience in America and how we can widen the window within which our thinking brain and survival brain work together cooperatively. When we use awareness to regulate our biology this way, we can access our best, uniquely human qualities: our compassion, courage, curiosity, creativity, and connection with others. By building our resilience, we can train ourselves to make wise decisions and access choice–even during times of incredible stress, uncertainty, and change.

With stories from men and women Dr. Stanley has trained in settings as varied as military bases, healthcare facilities, and Capitol Hill, as well as her own striking experiences with stress and trauma, she gives readers hands-on strategies they can use themselves, whether they want to perform under pressure or heal from traumatic experience, while at the same time pointing our understanding in a new direction.

03/16/2020

Your Divine Human Blueprint: Cellular Neo-Genesis

SHOW GUEST: Julie Renee Doering

If you've been thinking that your short-term memory loss--those moments when you just can't remember a word, a name or where you parked the car--are just the start of a downhill slide, then a new Cellular Neo-Genesis Brain Study from brain rejuvenation expert Julie Renee Doering will be a revelation!

This remarkable 6-month study shows that memory loss can easily be reversed even in early stage dementia! Using a protocol that she developed, Doering guided 200 study participants ages 40-75 to 26% memory improvement, and 37% improvement in mental outlook (vibrancy vs. depression), experienced a 33% improvement in sleeping better, nearly 19% had a reduction of headaches, and those who had speech difficulties improved by more than 15%.

Julie Renee has been lauded globally for her medically documented DNA obliteration technique that removes harmful DNA.  A mentor to the mentors, she works such luminaries as Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, actress Barbara Niven and a host of other celebrities. She will soon be seen regularly on the long-running PBS series Creative Living and currently offers more than 150 trainings and 180 transformative meditations.

03/02/2020

Downsizing the Blended Home: When Two Households Become One

Show Guest: Marni Jameson

Marni Jameson’s new book, Downsizing the Blended Home is a special book to help those who are merging their hearts, lives, and homes. When merging households, one plus one needs to equal . . . one. The path toward that fundamental fact, however, is not so easy.
 
With the same warm, narrative tone that made Downsizing the Family Home such a success—and using her own story of marriage and merger in midlife as a backdrop—Marni Jameson guides you through the turf wars and transitions, so you understand what matters and what doesn’t, and can discover a style that suits you both.

Along the way she interviews psychologists, designers, and couples who’ve made it through the process, passing along tips, tricks, and marriage-bolstering advice.Since something’s got to give—and you don’t want it to be the relationship—Downsizing the Blended Home is here to help you meet the challenge of figuring out what to keep, what to let go of, and what to create together.

February 2020

02/24/2020

NEW RULES OF DIVORCE: 12 Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness

Show Guest: Jacqueline Newman

You can waste vast amounts of money by hiring the wrong lawyer while engaging in a high conflict divorce. Newman shows people the playbook and provides real tactics for breaking up in a more humane fashion.” - ALEC BALDWIN, actor, producer, New York Times bestselling author of You Can’t Spell America Without Me, and Nevertheless.

People’s understanding of what to expect in a divorce is based on decades-old TV tropes and dated advice that passes for conventional wisdom. In this environment, how could anyone expect to walk away from a broken marriage without losing your mind or breaking the bank?
Elite New York City divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman is here to help, sharing her secrets from over two decades in the trenches. The New Rules of Divorce of Divorce: I2 Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness is the first definitive guide for navigating modern divorce, full of advice to help.

02/17/2020

How to Suffer... in 10 easy steps   
Show Guest: William Arntz

Exactly! We all suffer, and yet rarely do we address the issue directly. The one thing everyone does is rarely talked about. We talk about the external: events and peoples and conditions that create suffering, but hardly ever talk about the internal: the state of suffering itself.  Bringing suffering out of the closet and into the light is what this book is all about.
 
Author William Arntz takes on the self-help world with his irreverent, poignant and insightful book on the topic, How to Suffer... in 10 Easy Steps, which drives so much of what we all do: Suffer. While self-help promises success, love and abundance in 5, 7 or 10 easy steps, it fails to deliver more often than not. Whereas the only thing that is easy to do is suffer. We all do it and we all don’t want to. It’s that easy. But by seeing how we easily fall into suffering, one can take steps to knock it off. Following the easy steps are the slippery steps to end suffering. Yes, we all fall into suffering, but there are ways to get out of the rut. Buddha kicked the suffering habit, why not us?

02/10/2020

Recovery Shark Tank: Where Solution-Focused Addiction Recovery Ideas are Creating an Exciting Narrative in Health Care

Show Guests: Denise Klein & Candy Finnigan

Recovery Shark Tank Is not affiliated with the television show in any way. It is a truly philanthropic community-based endeavor sponsored by Milestones Ranch Malibu social workers to showcase “budding entrepreneurs” in the recovery industry. Contestants will be able to share their wonderful solution focused ideas for addiction recovery.

Celebrities, doctors, social workers, nurses, interventionists, and surprise “entrepreneurial guest sharks” will be the judges at the Malibu Play Theatre for this one -of-a-kind unique opportunity to make our recovery community stronger as we offer strength and hope to people suffering from addiction and their families.

02/03/2020

The Evolved Masculine: Be the Man the World Needs and the One She Craves

Show Guest: Destin Gerek

Every Crisis Has an Answer. The public spotlight showcasing what not to do or be as a man has a new level of severity, but few role models are lighting the way forward. Drawing on his 20-year career as a sexuality and leadership coach for men, Destin Gerek brings the full tour de force of his extraordinary lived experience as the Erotic Rockstar and acclaimed professional expertise to create inspiring new models of possibility for men.

Destin spearheads this new paradigm through the compelling (and at times explicit) personal stories and practical proven techniques in this book, which show men how to have greater confidence, more and better sex, and hotter, more satisfying relationships with women. Evolution has taught us that it is neither the strongest nor the most intelligent that survive, it is those who are most adaptable to change. Men are being called to rise, to redefine their roles. And, amid this "crisis of masculinity," the men committed to walking the Evolved Masculine path are leading the way.

January 2020

01/27/2020

Peace, Love, Action! Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z

Show Guest: Tanya Zabinski

Peace, Love, Action! is an invitation to young readers to roll up their sleeves, get inspired, and take action to build a sustainable, just, and loving world. Peace, Love, Action! is an illustrated, illuminated A-Z of everyday actions that directly make a peaceful, fun, and vibrant world. With original artworks bringing each action to life, “make friends,” “go local,” “cooperate,” “forgive” –seemingly small deeds can really add up!

“Peace Love Action! perfectly embodies one of the key messages that I am always trying to get across to children around the world—that every day we live on this planet, we make some impact—and we have a choice as to what sort of difference we make.” Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace.

01/20/2020

Celebrating Martin Luther King’s Birthday: His Vision of the Our Children’s Future & Peace He Dreamt for All!

Show Guest: Mike Majik Boyd

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life of a man who brought healing to America. His revolutionary spirit which was taught through example, demonstrated that change can happen when we choose to live in the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence.

Our guest today, singer songwriter Mike "Majik" Boyd, is another visionary who like Dr. King knew that it wasn’t enough just to talk the talk, that he had to walk the walk for his words to be credible. With all the unrest presently plaguing our society – wars, guns, racism, greed, etc., Mike brings us a new song that has all the answers. That song is “Stop the War”.

Join us today as Mike discusses how Dr. King inspired his life and how in the current environment it is a more critical time than ever to spread the message of peace.

01/13/2020

Working Together To End Homelessness

Show Guests: Erin Thompson & Rob Danson

As homeless numbers spike in LA, more and more organizations are seeking volunteers to help battle the epidemic. Erin Thompson from Inner City Law Center’s Homeful.LA and Rob Danson from Food on Foot will discuss how you can volunteer to help our homeless neighbors in need.

As one of the leading online hubs for volunteering, advocating and donating towards homeless prevention in Los Angeles, Inner City Law Center’s Homeful.LA links eager Los Angeles County residents who want to make a difference with homeless organizations including the nonprofit Food on Foot. Volunteers with Food on Foot distribute nutritious meals and clothing to approximately 150 homeless and low-income individuals every Sunday in Hollywood. They empowers homeless people to earn their way off the streets with an astounding 85% success rate. Graduates from their jobs and housing program leave the streets with a full-time job, a fully-furnished apartment, a life-skills education and a huge boost in confidence.

01/06/2020

When I Got Out: After Incarceration – When the Live Before and the Live Now, Collide

Show Guest: Peter Seth

Once in a while a novel comes along that profoundly touches on a topic that is tragic, socially taboo, and at the same time as “real” as it gets.  

Imagine being one of those young people, who through a series of bad choices in friends, finds himself or herself convicted and imprisoned for being an accessory to a very serious crime. Now, fast-forward years to the day of your release and imagine what you would do when you got out. Can you?

It our interview with Peter Seth, he will share the in-depth research he compiled when constructing this stunning sequel to his best-selling novel, What it Was Like. When I Got Out is chilling, thrilling and deeply touching, all at the same time as Peter weaves a story filled with challenges many ex-cons experience when the world they left behind, and the world they never knew, collide.

December 2019

12/30/2019

Harnessing Darkness: Expressing Mental Illness Through Poetry
Show Guest: Caleb Woods

Harnessing Darkness traces the struggle of living with mental illness. Through sections aptly titled Birth, Life, Death, and Rebirth, Caleb Woods gives readers the experience of what it’s like to live in the mind of someone who struggles with a roller coaster of emotions on a daily basis.

Receiving five-star reviews on Amazons, one reader shared, “As a high school English teacher, I love finding poetry that can and will speak to my students. This book is totally relatable to so many young people today and the struggles they face. Caleb takes the reader through the trials of mental illness with an honest and transparent voice. Both heart-breaking and poignant, this book speaks for those who struggle with depression but don’t know how to articulate it. This will become a staple for readers in my classroom.”

12/23/2019

From the best of "Answers for the Family": You Got This! Creating a Fulfilling Life and Reaching Your Highest Potential as a Modern Mom

SHOW GUEST: Ally Loprete

A lifelong cheerleader’s guide to owning your truth, creating a fulfilling life and reaching your highest potential as a modern mom. Whether stuck in a circumstance, blocked from introspection or seeking deeper purpose, You Got This! is a call for inspired action and reverence of personal triumph. It’s a permission slip to courageously celebrate all of life’s journeys, rebel against societal expectations, and discover the unabashed self-truth that will lead to powerful personal transformations and spiritual enlightenment.

You Got This! is an honorable and brutally visible chronicle of a former cheerleader and current mom’s perspective –written in a language that will especially resonate with today’s modern parent — unleashing the true grit of what it takes to reach ones highest potential and as well as the top of the pyramid.

12/16/2019
12/09/2019

Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude: Returning to Hope and Joy from a Shattered Life―Sam’s Love Story

Show Guest:  Kris Francoeur

When your life is shattered in an instant, can conscious and deliberate gratitude and connection to nature help you find joy and hope again? Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude follows the first thirty months after Sam Francoeur’s death from an accidental opiate (prescription) overdose. His mother, Kris Francoeur, shares her journey from the first crushing days to her eventually being able to find light, joy, and hope again through the practices of conscious and deliberate gratitude, unconditional acceptance of others, and making strong connections to the natural world. Her story helps to grieve families feel that hope and joy will return, no matter how devastating and permanent loss.

Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude approaches grief with both a very clear understanding of the realities of the process and also shares a very personal and honest account of living with grief. It presents healing and hope without relying on religion, formal psychotherapy, or pharmaceutical resources. Kris’s story reminds readers that even as people struggle with mental health issues and addiction, they can still bring joy and love to the world, and everyone is worthy of love and acceptance.

12/02/2019

How to Raise Kids Who Love Their Bodies

Show Guest: Dana Suchow

We are currently living in an epidemic of self-hate, where children as young as four years old begin to compare themselves to others in unhealthy ways. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), by the age of 10, over 80% of girls and boys are afraid of being fat! Entering their teens years, over 50% of girls and nearly 33% of boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives. 53% of 13-year-old American girls are unhappy with their bodies. This number grows to 78% by the time girls reach 17.

Dina Borzekowski, professor at Johns Hopkins school of public health notes: “Social media may have a stronger impact on children’s body image than traditional media. "She also emphasizes that children most at risk are those with more exposure to media messages and less exposure to rational, clear messages from supportive adults. As an eating disorder survivor, our guest Dana Suchow, who an award-winning speaker and coach, knows firsthand how harmful these thoughts and messages can be to young minds, and she works tirelessly to help parents stop eating disorders in children before they start. Dana will discuss topics that contribute to eating disorders, such as bullying, depression and anxiety, social media usage and more. She will share powerful tools parents can implement right away to help kids know they are loved and accepted regardless of what their body looks like.

November 2019

11/25/2019

Thanksgiving Special!
Kindness and Gratitude for 2019 and Beyond

SHOW GUEST: Gabriella van Rij

Gabriella van Rij, founder of the Dare To Be Kind movement, has been on the road filming since early November. She began her travels on the West Coast, Los Angeles, on November 1st, and has been working her way through Arizona, Albuquerque, Oklahoma, and then up toward the East Coast. She is interviewing not-for-profit associations and people from all walks of life who have taken up the Dare To Be Kind challenge of 1 act of kindness in a 2-mile radius—to highlight to everyone how kindness begins in your own home and neighborhood.

Through showcasing people who took their pain and made it into their greatest strength–the strength that enables them to help others—we can create safer communities, healthier relationships and make the shift from the “bystander syndrome” to becoming an active participant in the transformation that occurs when one takes the time and Dares to be Kind!

11/18/2019

Loving Out Loud: The Power of a Kind Word

Show Guest: Robyn Spizman

Ever While it can be easy to feel like it is impossible to make a positive difference in these divisive times, the enclosed advance reading copy of Loving Out Loud: The Power of a Kind Word by beloved television personality and New York Times bestselling author Robyn Spizman promises that our words can go a long way in that regard, especially when we share them out loud.
“I wrote this book to share the magic of loving life and each other out loud,” writes Robyn. “It isn’t just love in the romantic sense of the word, but rather the ability to profess out loud feelings we have when we adore, cherish, or care about someone or something. In the pages that follow, you’ll discover the secret to a life well lived. How every day we can wake up joyful, stay positive, and set a little love in motion.”

“Let this book be your road map to a life well lived. It celebrates how the power of a generous thought and loving-kindness is transformative,” writes Robyn. “I’ve seen it change lives, build better relationships, and make a person smile from the inside out. I’ve watched how parents and children have formed lasting bonds, and friends and family have reunited. By loving out loud and ‘saying’ it forward, we can rest assured we are doing our best to be a blessing to family, friends, and those around us.”

11/11/2019

Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out When You or Your Friend Is in Crisis

Show Guest: Kristi Hugstad

Ever since author Kristi Hugstad’s husband, after years of struggling with clinical depression, completed suicide in 2012 by running in front of a train, she has dedicated her life to helping to abolish the stigma of mental illness and suicide. That mission is what inspired her to write Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out When You or Your Friend Is in Crisis, which speaks candidly to today’s youth — and the parents, teachers, and coaches who love them — about the anxiety, depression, and suicide attempts that far too often accompany the unique challenges that face their generation.

Writes Kristi, “This book also offers information on eating disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm, bullying, technology addiction, peer and academic pressures, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”

Beneath the Surface includes real-life examples of young people who have suffered depression firsthand to help readers recognize the risk factors and warning signs and offers practical exercises to help them quickly and confidently identify whether they or someone they know are in need of help, and if so, what to do and where to go for it. Depression can strike anyone and does not discriminate. This book can save lives.

11/04/2019

Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture

Show Guest: Lisa Boucher
Guest Host: Seth Hall

Women tell me they drink because they have problems—the truth is that they have problems because they drink. The solution stares us in the face, but we don’t like the answer, so we move on to something else: antidepressants, therapy, self-help books, yoga, holistic healers—the list goes on . . . my God, just don’t tell me to quit drinking.

Lisa Boucher, author of Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture, asks real question that needs to be asked is how can you live a joyous, fulfilling life when alcohol—a depressant—gets invited along on every occasion? I am passionate about shifting the scales and helping women of all ages find their joy. Please join us as we travel on a journey with Lisa that is all about changing and saving lives. It’s all about Raising the Bottom

October 2019

10/28/2019

Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory

SHOW GUEST: Professor Carla Yanni

Against the backdrop of sweeping societal changes, communal living endured because it bolstered networking, if not studying. But housing policies often enabled discrimination according to class, race, and gender, despite the fact that deans envisioned the residence hall as a democratic alternative to the elitist fraternity. In "Living on Campus," Rutgers University Professor Carl Yanni focuses on the dormitory as a place of exclusion as much as a site of fellowship, and considers the uncertain future of residence halls in the age of distance learning.

10/21/2019

Write Your Stress Away: Tame the Tension in Your Life

Show Guests: Diane Price & Susan McCollum

Stress, whether an unconscious undercurrent in your life or a rampage of emotions, can make you sick if you don't manage it. You want to tame the tension in your life, but you don't know how. Write Your Stress Away is the place to start. The book introduces you to the revolutionary Write To Be Well four-step method proven to bring relief from stress and optimize your health, simply by writing. The book describes the research behind the method, instructs how to use it, includes compelling true-life stories from Write to Be Well users, and arms you with a unique tool to combat stress now and into the future.

10/14/2019

Thinner Leaner Stronger The Simple Science of Building The Ultimate Female Body

Show Guest: Michael Matthews

Losing fat and building lean muscle isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe
Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to see such startling improvements in your physique. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, fewer aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day. Imagine looking in the mirror and thinking “I’m glad I did” and not “I wish I had.”

The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood babe body” without having your life revolve around it. In Michael Matthew's latest book: Thinner Leaner Stronger The Simple Science of Building The Ultimate Female Body, you will find the exact formula of exercise and eating that makes losing 10 to 15 pounds of fat while building lean, sexy muscle a breeze.

10/07/2019

Kaizen for Couples: Smart Steps to Save, Sustain and Strengthen Your Relationship

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Rhoberta Shaler

Your relationship with your partner is foundational to your life and well-being. Whether you are currently in a long-term relationship, just beginning what could be one, or wanting to ensure you don’t repeat old patterns in your next one, Kaizen For Couples will prove to be the step-by-step guide to unfolding love, trust and emotional intimacy in healthy ways that you have been searching for.

According to the author of the book and founder of the Kaizen For Couples Program, Dr. Rhoberta Shaler, even if things feel distant, rocky, broken, or hopeless right now, by embracing the refreshing new approach that Kraizen for Couples offers, it is possible to build, or rebuild, blame-free, game-free, and non-manipulative relationships.

September 2019

09/30/2019

Healing Family Dynamics Through Healthy and Effective Communication

Show Guests: Rachel Kove and Seth Hall

Rachel Kove and Seth Hall join us to discuss how the life coaches at Transformational Solutions help coach their clients on how to have effective communication skills. How unhealthy relationship dynamics can turn into shame, which is at the root of many addictions.

If individuals can learn to actively listen in order to understand one another, rather than listen just to respond, a healthy dynamic can be restored. People need to feel seen and heard in their exchanges with one another. How this takes place is when one feels validated, valued, and safe to express themselves. Feeling safe to communicate is essential for someone to openly and honestly share their thoughts and feelings. How one can effectively do this is what will be discussed during the interview.

09/23/2019

Shlep: Finding Healing on Horseback in the Lower 48

Show Guest: Kathy Burns

When Kathy decides to leave her abusive marriage, she is 59 years old. She feels completely stuck with her husband hiding his assets from the court, angry children, and impossible rental prices. There is something, though, that makes her feel at least halfway sane: riding horses. So, with a truck and horse trailer paid for with money borrowed from her dad, Kathy decides to hit the road. She plans to ride in every state in the US mainland and names her journey SHLEP: Soul-searching, Home-seeking, Liberating Equestrian, Party.

She experiences the death of both her parents, re-bonding with her sister, and making peace with her three children. She meets like-minded women with similar stories who help her, and in turn, are inspired by her. Perhaps most importantly, Kathy renews her relationship with God and strengthens her faith.

09/16/2019

The Body Awareness Workbook for Trauma: Release Trauma from Your Body, Find Emotional Balance, and Connect with Your Inner Wisdom

Show Guest: Julie Brown Yau
Guest Co-host: Dennis Klein

There is a piercing epidemic of trauma in the world today. Every few days there are reports of another tragedy, of more lives lost to gun violence, loved ones and family homes lost to floods, hurricanes, or fires. Women have come to speak openly about the trauma of sexual assault, and we are finally talking openly about the trauma inflicted on people of color, on transgender people, and immigrants. But now that this trauma is out in the open, how do we heal?

Dr. Julie Brown Yau presents us with a challenge, “If you’re ready to move past your trauma and rediscover your body’s innate capacity for healing, growth, vitality, and joy, this unique guide will help light the way. The mind-body approach in this book is designed to guide you away from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma and toward post-traumatic growth. Using these exercises, you’ll learn how to reconnect and relate to your body—and yourself as a whole—in a new and healthy way.”

09/09/2019

On the Horizon – a Successful Treatment for New and Old Chronic Traumatic Brain Injuries

Show Guest: Dr. John Michael

Guest Co-Host: Dr. John Dewitt

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, describes a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a blow to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The trauma to society is that about 1.7 million cases of TBI occur in the U.S. every year.

Enter oSLO, Oxidized SLO, is an oxidized variation of a genetically engineered clone of streptolysin-O (SLO), the bacterial toxin which causes strep throat pain. oSLO’s targeted treatment is for chronic traumatic brain injury (cTBI), potentially reversing many of the cognition, motor, memory, mood, and personality deficits that define this condition.

Join us as Dr. John Michael, President of Resolys Bio, the creator of oSLO shares how physicians at Brown University have been the first to apply the technology treat approximately 25 patients with cTBI over the last 3+ years. The results, oSLO has proven completely safe for every patient and reversed the condition in 90% of those treated. One patient sums up this miracle by saying, “It gave me my life back!”

09/02/2019

From the best of "Answers for the Family": Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine: Integrating Natural, Eastern and Western Approaches

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Elson Haas

Many years in the making, Dr. Elson Haas’ new book Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine provides for better health with a deep understanding of what creates disease in the body-mind. The integration of Natural, Eastern, and Western medicines offers a clearer insight into many crucial factors that affect health and healing than any one system alone.

In a review by Patrick Hannaway MD – Medical Director, Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Hannaway states, “This book is essential education for all medical students and physicians, as well as anyone who has ever been (or will become) ill. Join us as Dr. Elson Haas’ describes his approach to move people into the more positive aspects of what he terms the ‘Disease-Health Continuum’ with better energy, vitality and creativity, helping to create positive health outcome for individuals, families and for the planet on which we all depend.

August 2019

08/26/2019

One Teenager at a Time: Developing Self-Awareness and Critical Thinking in Adolescents

Show Guest: Kari O'Driscoll

Guest Host: Britten Devereux
Co-Hosts: Rob Danson & Erin Thompson

Kari O'Driscoll's new book, One Teenager at a Time, is a social-emotional education manual for middle and high school educators. The curriculum contained in this book is innovative, creative, and draws on the most current research in education, mindfulness, and adolescent brain development. One Teenager at a Time will add a vital piece to the growth and development of middle and high school students as it offers them "soft skills" they will need as they navigate higher education and the workforce.

Kari offers her journey of motherhood and her expertise as a context for deploying these smart strategies with the ultimate goal of developing kind, resilient and good human beings.

08/19/2019

Love on Every Breath

Show Guest: Lama Palden Drolma

“‘Love on Every Breath’ is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist a meditation that combines breath, awareness, imagination, and an energetic transformation process,” writes author Lama Palden Drolma, who has been practicing Tonglen meditation for over forty years and teaching it for over thirty. “The meditation brings all these components together in a powerful way in order to open our hearts, to reveal and cultivate our kindness, love, compassion, and wisdom.”

The complete “Love on Every Breath” meditation consists of eight steps and is done as a sitting practice that takes forty-five minutes to an hour from start to finish, but the practice is highly adaptable and can be done “on-the-spot” in daily life as well as on the cushion. Lama Palden provides instructions for both in Love on Every Breath. She also provides a “non-Buddhist” variation for people from other traditions that can be easily adapted for the non-religious or for those of different religions.

08/12/2019

Healthy Habits Suck: How to Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life, Even If You Don't Want To

Show Guest: Dayna Lee-Baggley, PhD

Salad instead of steak?  Working out?  Skipping that second or glass of wine?  Healthy habits are THE WORST. In our interview, Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley, author of Healthy Habits Suck, describes the science of why we want the things we want (junk food), crave the things we crave (sugar), and dislike the things we dislike (exercise).

In this not-to-be-missed interview, Dayna shares how her funny, in-your-face guide, isn’t another book filled with instructions on how to “enjoy” exercise, or tips for making broccoli and kale taste as good as donuts and ice cream. What you will find are solid skills to help you actually do the healthy things you know you should be doing.

08/05/2019

Trapped by your Mind? Use NLP to let go of limiting beliefs and transform your world!
Show Guest: Razia Khan

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a set of tools which utilize the language of the mind to access the individuality of our thinking processes. This process, in turn, gives us control over our lives and the ability to transform our world, hence it is the study of excellence that every woman and man should know!

Razia Khan believes NPL enables and empowers people to realize and operate at their true potential. Join us as Razia explains how individuals, families, communities and societies can grow strong and flourish as they cultivate and embrace their independence and self-sufficiency. She encourages all of us to explore the power NLP as an important life-skills tool because it is easy to implement in our daily lives and its impact results in radical transformations. In short, NLP is a miraculous gift to mankind!

July 2019

07/29/2019

Ending the Sexless Marriage Epidemic: Living an Orgasmic Life - Heal Yourself and Awaken Your Pleasure

Show Guest: Xanet Pailet

Author Xanet Pailet notes - “I wrote Living An Orgasmic Life because I am passionate about helping individuals who feel broken reclaim their sexuality and pleasure, and transform their lives. I want women who are struggling with sex to understand that help is available and that they can have healthy, passionate sex lives.” Living An Orgasmic Life can help you rediscover the joy and pleasure of sex.

07/22/2019

The Promise of Wholeness: Cultivating Inner Peace, Mindfulness, and Love in a Divided World

Show Guest: Erik Ehrke

Henosis is the Greek word for oneness/unity. Since time immemorial this universal concept has been championed within traditional wisdom, ancient philosophy and theology. The psychoanalyst, Carl Jung referred our shared human experience with the phrase “collective unconscious,” while physicists use the term “quantum entanglement” to describe how every particle is inherently connected to the whole. The missing links between the wisdom of ancient philosophy and the startling insights within modern psychology to transform suffering, transcend circumstances, and increase our capacity for love are explored in Erik Ehrke's new book, The Promise of Wholeness: Cultivating Inner Peace, Mindfulness, and Love in a Divided World.

Emphasizing innovative teachings, and new critical exercises for infantile, childish, and adolescent stress responses, Ehrke offers powerful meditations and invaluable tools for bringing these concepts and strategies into everyday life. Here, eternal wisdom, sound psychological principles, and practical solutions come together in this handbook of consciousness; a truly helpful guide for anyone seeking lasting peace and well-being.

07/15/2019

Your Heart, My Hands: An Immigrant's Journey to Become One of America's Preeminent Cardiac Surgeons

Show Guest: Arun Singh

My Heart, My Hands: An encouraging and inspiring true story on how a boy from India overcame a difficult childhood and devastating hand injuries and became one of the most preeminent cardiac surgeons in U.S. history.

Faced with an entirely new culture, racism, and the lasting effects of disabling childhood injuries, through hard work and perseverance he overcame all odds. Dr. Singh reflects on his most memorable patients and his incredible personal life. Shared for the first time, these intimate and uplifting accounts, along with photos, will have you cheering for the underdog and appreciating the enduring determination of the human spirit.

07/08/2019

LIVING IN SIN:  Making Marriage Work between I Do and Death

Show Guest: Jason Micheli

“There’s a lot about love going around that is so insipid it’s disheartening. “Love is love,” I’m told, at which point I usually think, “No, no it isn’t; It’s about a whole lot more than you can imagine.” Jason Micheli, whose continual dance with death leaves him little room for sentiment, knows that love means vulnerability, risk, courage, and vomit stains on silk sheets. He also understands that God is somewhere in the preposterous action of humans saying, “I do, I’m in it for the long haul.” Facing death, the challenges and blessings of marriage come into focus.

Micheli shares how his marriage was tested by cancer, even pushed to the brink. But with faith and biblical insight, he describes how his illness puts a laser focus on what really matters in marriage: forgiveness, laughter, and more forgiveness. Living in Sin will be an inspiration and challenge to any married couple.

07/01/2019

Thrival in the Chemtrail Holocaust

Show Guest: Jana Dixon

In what can only be described as an "in-plain-site" attempt to manipulate our skies for the benefit of technology and weather manipulation, these harmless contrails have been rapidly replaced by their evil twin - chemtrails spewing aluminum and barium and other toxic to life chemical.

When asking if there is proof on the ground, the alarming new evidence can no longer be ignored. In 2008, samples around California's Lake Shasta were tested in a State Certified Lab following weeks of fly-overs and chemtrails. The results of the water samples showed 4,610,000 parts per million of aluminum - 4610 times the maximum contaminant level! The usually pristine snowpack from the Ski Bowl area of Mt. Shasta showed 61,000 parts per million of aluminum! 

In Jana Dixon's user-friendly manual, Thrival in the Chemtrail Holocaust: Youthifying From Within, she addresses everything you might wish to know about prevention, detoxification, recovery, and how we must create antioxidant and rejuvenating effects to stop and/or reverse these effects on our bodies.

June 2019

06/24/2019

PANIC FREE: New Book Offers a 10-Day Program to End Panic, Anxiety, and Claustrophobia

Show Guest: Tom Bunn

According to Tom Bunn, author of Panic Free, this condition and its close cousins anxiety and claustrophobia have long been problems without reliable solutions. In most cases, the estimated six million Americans who suffer with a panic disorder receive only marginal relief from psychotherapy (usually cognitive behavioral therapy), medication, or the two combined.

Panic Free claims the solution to panic is to train your unconscious procedural memory, located in the subcortex, to calm you automatically, by repeating the exercises in this book. It also includes specific instructions for dealing with common panic triggers such as MRIs, bridges, airplane travel, and tunnels. Because panic is a profoundly life-limiting problem, the program Bunn offers promises to be a real life-changer.

06/17/2019

From the best of "Answers for the Family" : Attitude Is Everything Foundation: Inspiring, educating and supporting troubled youth

Show Guests: Jesse LeBeau & Jennifer Polich

The Attitude Is Everything program provides a live presentation at K-12 schools as well as colleges across the country (and abroad) designed to inspire, educate and support troubled youth. Students learn valuable life lessons such as the importance of their own personal attitudes, taking responsibility for their lives, believing in themselves and the value of hard work as a means to help them focus on the importance of education, graduating from high school and pursuing a higher education and career paths.

Join us as Jesse and Jennifer describe how this program excels in driving home the life lessons students have been taught through its curriculum, helps them apply it to their lives, and teaches new principles specifically designed to help young people with the issues they face in today’s ever changing world.

06/10/2019

Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted

Show Guest: Kimberly Friedmutter

Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted is your guide to activating the raw power of your subconscious and create the life you’ve always wanted, using six essential lessons from Kimberly Friedmutter CHt, one of the world’s most renowned hypnotherapists.

Discover how to tap into your subconscious to manage stress, normalize sleep habits, quit smoking, build confidence, achieve fitness goals, overcome addictions, develop accountability, release bad habits, get motivated, and achieve peak performance.

06/03/2019

The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You: Command an Audience and Sell Your Way to Success

Show Guest: Lydia Fenet

When Lydia Fenet steps on stage for a charity auction, she knows how to captivate and sell to thousands of people—she’s raised over half a billion dollars for nonprofits globally. After all of her well-earned success, Lydia has crafted a manifesto to inspire, motivate, and push you to achieve your goals—and then set higher ones. Written in Lydia’s poised and relatable voice, THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN THE ROOM IS YOU prepares readers with everything they need to know to successfully sell themselves in every facet of their lives, whether it be seeking a new career or promotion, selling a company, or improving their overall public speaking, networking, and negotiation skills.

May 2019

05/27/2019

The Shadows in My Heart:Overcoming Domestic Violence and Abuse

Show Guest: Mary Havens

Mary Havens shares her compelling story in, The Shadows in My Heart, where she unmasks the truth and tragic consequences of family secrets and mysteries. This groundbreaking autobiography, her lifelong quest, is about real people who inhabited a sleepy, peaceful Midwestern dairy farm in the Wisconsin Ocooch Mountains.

The Shadows in My Heart offers strength and hope to the women and men who endure the struggles associated with domestic violence and abuse and reassures them that it is indeed possible to create a better life. Not only is Mary's story a testament to that better life, it is irrefutable proof of the power of persistence, resilience, and love.

05/20/2019

26 Seconds: A film on the Horrors of Sex Trafficking Across the World

Show Guest: Kelly Galindo

One child every “26 Seconds” is trafficked globally, the majority ending up in the sex trade. “26 Seconds” documentary features the heartbreaking stories of children and women from vastly different cultures experiencing horrifically similar traumas.

It highlights the active efforts of survivors, other individuals and non-profit organizations to rescue more victims, raise awareness to those in power to affect change, and ultimately put a stop to this horrific, worldwide industry.

The film follows children and women from each of the film’s target countries: Thailand, Cambodia, India, Iraq, Mexico, East Africa and in the United States. The story is told through the survivors’ point of view, with support and additional perspective from expert testimony.

“26 Seconds” is a poignant and unapologetic documentary in its exposure of a grave global dilemma of human trafficking. It will deliver a compelling emotional journey in the hopes of raising worldwide awareness of this urgent issue, and will challenge each of us to stand up for innocent children and women all around the world.

05/13/2019

Treating Addiction and Preventing Chronic Illness

Show Guest: Britten Devereux

Britten Devereux, CEO of two companies, masters-level clinician and distress tolerance trainer, sees addiction from a different angle, one we can touch and heal. For Britten, it’s not just personal, it’s her professional commitment to inform the modern family on healthy attachment and values-driven connection.

According to Britten, if addiction treatment does not address our screens habits, think twice about the provider. She asks us, “Have you noticed your heart rate or muscle tension change when you focus on screens? Depending on the chosen stimuli – gaming, email, social media, whatever your screen distraction – may not provide the relief you need. Hard to accept when screens to do so much for us.”

Join us Britten shares how treating addiction requires self-awareness, which can be accessed after detox. With Space Before Change those in need find hope through an online service to treat their fear and addiction.

05/06/2019

CODEBREAKER: Discover the Password to Unlock the Best Version of You Book and Journal

Show Guest: Sandra and Daniel Biskind

These international bestselling authors, Sandra and Daniel Biskind (speakers, trainers and healers), have finally committed their full decoding process to paper in their new book CODEBREAKER: Discover the Password to Unlock the Best Version of You, and its perfect companion, The CODEBREAKER Journal. These go straight to the heart of recoding what blocks us from realizing our optimum life. They ask: "Imagine if we could eradicate the war between the ego mind's unconscious priorities and the soul's desire to be whole-to be the best version of who we are?" And indeed, they have done it!

April 2019

04/29/2019

Cultural Brilliance: The DNA of Organizational Excellence

Show Guest: Claudette Rowley

In her book Cultural Brilliance: The DNA of Organizational Excellence, culture expert and business catalyst Claudette Rowley offers organizations a detailed, step-by-step guide to intentionally assessing, designing, and integrating a brilliant culture that's iterative, with each success building upon previous successes. The result is an organization that continues to evolve-and one that quickly gains a competitive advantage.

With Cultural Brilliance as your guide, you'll harness the untapped potential in your business culture to solve common problems such as mistrust, low engagement, and overwhelming complexity. For leaders and investors, Cultural Brilliance will help retain and increase your organization's value as it merges, transforms, or scales.

Claudette Rowley shares how Cultural Brilliance heals cultures that no longer work well, establishes road maps for cultures to stay brilliant, and helps new enterprises create brilliant cultures right from the beginning. If you want to bring out the best in your people, or simply become a better leader, this book is your guide.

04/22/2019

From Surviving to Thriving - How Mindfulness Saved a Recovering Jerk

SHOW GUEST: Peter Callahan

When Peter, Copper Beech Institute’s Leadership & Engagement Director and founder of Fresh Perspectives, introduces himself in this manner, he’s not joking. He spent much of his youth compensating for his unhappiness by building an armor around himself that left him disconnected and unable to empathize.

“I realized I was so disconnected, but I didn’t know why,” Peter said. “I finally admitted I didn’t like the way I was and that I wanted to change and connect with others.” It was this desire for connection that launched him on a path of transformation and planted the seed for Peter’s own contemplative work, which eventually led him to Copper Beech Institute. Instead of living with armor that leaves him feeling alone, Peter is now focused on leading a compassionate and purposeful life. “I just want to create as many positive ripples as I can,” he shared with a smile.

In addition to his role of furthering Copper Beech’s work, Peter has partaken in the Institute’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course to further deepen his meditation practice and is pursuing MBSR teacher certification.

 

04/15/2019

My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal, and Children Learn to Hope

SHOW GUEST: Ellie Laks

Founder Ellie Laks started The Gentle Barn after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo in 1999. Some two hundred animals later (including chickens, horses, pigs, cows, rabbits, emus, and more), The Gentle Barn has become an extraordinary nonprofit that brings together a volunteer staff of community members and at-risk teens to rehabilitate abandoned and/or abused animals. As Ellie teaches the volunteers to care for the animals, they learn a new language of healing that works wonders on the humans as well.

The saga of Laks and her animal sanctuary is enormously compelling. She grew up loving animals in a family that could not understand her empathy for “disposable pets.” Struggling to find her way, she fought drug addiction and then successfully started a dog-rescue operation in her spare bedroom. Determined to change the world, Laks rescued animals from a dilapidated petting zoo and then expanded to accept pigs, horses, and more on a multi-acre ranch outside Los Angeles.

My Gentle Barn weaves together the story of how the Barn came to be what it is today with Ellie's own journey. Filled with heartwarming animal stories and inspiring recoveries, My Gentle Barn is a feel-good account that will delight animal lovers and memoir readers alike.

04/08/2019

From the best of "Answers for the Family" : The Effect of Screen Time on Our Brain

Show Guest: Britten Devereau

Self-regulation and self-management are critical components to mental health, self-efficacy and social connectivity. But our modern habits are corrosive, changing mood, cognition and behavior. The lights and stimuli from screens stress our anatomy, and screen time (TV, tablet, laptop, smartphone) causes repeated stress on the central nervous system. Such stress makes underlying mental health disorders more difficult to diagnose and treat.

Britten Devereau, co-founder of D’Amore Healthcare, an interesting look at the brain will reveal that our clinical practices must be flexible, adaptive, curious, energetic and stable to treat today’s patient. What makes us most human is what is least computable about us - the connections between our mind and our body, the experiences that shape our memory, our thinking and our capacity for empathy and emotion. - Weizenbaum, MIT Computer Scientist. Today's goal: to help you Improve mood, cognition & behavior.

04/01/2019

Life is Short, Don’t Wait to Dance: Inspiration from an UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Coach

SHOW GUEST: Valorie Kondos Field

How did a professional ballerina become one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history? Valorie Kondos Field-or Miss Val as she's affectionately known-has never even tumbled, flipped, or ever played any type of organized sports and yet she has been able to craft a legendary coaching career through curiosity, creativity, intention to detail, and unwavering care for the overall well-being of her athletes. For Miss Val, it's not about the X's and O's, it's about choreographing your life and owning the choices you make.

Miss Val has shaped her UCLA Gymnastics program as a life skills class, and now she's sharing those same lessons with readers who want to own their destiny.  For Miss Val, it’s not about winning and losing, it’s about choreographing your life and owning the choices you make. Her philosophies are timeless. Her coaching style is unorthodox.

March 2019

03/25/2019

Attitude Is Everything Foundation: Inspiring, educating and supporting troubled youth

Show Guests: Jesse LeBeau & Jennifer Polich

The Attitude Is Everything program provides a live presentation at K-12 schools as well as colleges across the country (and abroad) designed to inspire, educate and support troubled youth. Students learn valuable life lessons such as the importance of their own personal attitudes, taking responsibility for their lives, believing in themselves and the value of hard work as a means to help them focus on the importance of education, graduating from high school and pursuing a higher education and career paths.

Join us as Jesse and Jennifer describe how this program excels in driving home the life lessons students have been taught through its curriculum, helps them apply it to their lives, and teaches new principles specifically designed to help young people with the issues they face in today’s ever changing world.

03/18/2019

Never Binge Again: Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person

Show Guest: Glen Livingston

If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, stress eating, or if you repeatedly manage to lose weight only to gain it all back, you may be approaching things with the wrong mindset.

From his perspective as a formerly food-obsessed psychologist—and the previous CEO of companies that have sold more than $30,000,000 in consulting to the Fortune 500 (including many major food manufacturers)—Dr. Livingston shares specific techniques for isolating and permanently disempowering your “fat thinking self.” He reveals much of his own personal journey in the process.

Join us as Dr. Livingston discusses how Never Binge Again can help you free yourself from the prison of food obsession so you can enjoy a satisfying, delicious, and healthy diet for the rest of your life!

03/11/2019

Personal Power Mastery: The Ultimate Manual for Honing Your Personal, Business & Financial Success
SHOW GUEST: Douglas Vermeeren

Have you ever fantasized about being in Napoleon Hill’s shoes as he was gathering the wisdom of the world’s leading industrialists for Think and Grow Rich — but doing it today and getting guidance that is not only ageless but spot-on for today’s world? Douglas Vermeeren has done just that! This internationally renowned speaker, leader, mentor, and filmmaker has interviewed 400 of the world’s business and motivational leaders to glean the wisdom that creates Personal Power Mastery, the skill of leading a life of achievement and success on every level.

Vermeeren’s Personal Power Mastery has been lauded by no less an icon than Bob Proctor as “A Masterpiece.” The book is being hailed by many of the preeminent leaders of the personal growth movement as a blueprint for overcoming limitations, bad habits, and beliefs so you can ascend to higher levels of mastery, accomplishment, and financial attainment. From its “Teachable Moments” to its “Power Thoughts,” “Lessons” and “Exercises,” this book enables the reader to instantly put into practice the strategies that create change and attract wealth. With humor and charm, Vermeeren lays out that case that anyone can achieve.

03/04/2019

The Heart Reconnection Guidebook: A Guided Journey of Personal Discovery and Self-Awareness

SHOW GUEST: Lee McCormick

The Heart Reconnection Guidebook, by Lee McCormick, is written for all who have suffered heartbreak. It is for those troubled by anxiety, depression, loss, grief, questioning their self-worth, caught in addiction or obsessive/compulsive behavior, and struggling to find meaning. While the list is broad in scope, it shares a common theme: The conditions reflect a broken relationship to the core of your being, your own ‘healing heart, sacred heart.’ For anyone who has struggled with the not enough—not good enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not strong enough—and the list goes on, this book is written with you in mind.

February 2019

02/25/2019

Caring for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned

Show Guest: Cher Ofstedahl

Over 400,000 children each year are not able to live with their families as the result of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Since 1966, Trinity Youth Services has answered the call to this societal challenge by providing the safety and care children need, in foster homes and residential treatment settings, where they learn to cope with and heal from the trauma in their lives.

Cher Ofstedahl joins us to share her own personal story of sexual abuse, rescue and ultimately unconditional love she received from her adopted family.As Trinity’s Chief Operating Officer, she describes how providing hope, happiness and security to a youth in crisis is a priority that she and Trinity’s entire management and staff share.

02/18/2019

Eating Disorders – What Parents Can Do

Show Guest: Dana Suchow

An award-winning speaker, educator and coach, Dana Suchow overcame bulimia, binge eating disorder and exercise compulsion that resulted in permanent injury to her body. Since that time, she has become an expert in the field of body image, and eating disorder prevention. Offering a nonclinical and holistic approach, Dana has a firsthand understanding of how eating disorders can get started and what parents can do to put your child on a path toward body love, empowerment and self-acceptance.

We welcome you to learn more about Dana’s outstanding work and to jump in and start discovering some "ah ha" moments and practices you can implement right away to bring your family closer together and raise self-confident teenagers with character who become inspiring adults.

02/11/2019

Mastering Uncertainty in Life & Business

SHOW GUEST: Jordanna Eyre

Embracing life means opening to all parts of it. And yet, for most of us, the inevitable uncertainty of life can be a challenge to trust. Life feels so much safer and cozier when we know what’s going to happen. But most of the good stuff doesn’t guarantee safety. Taking leaps, trying new things, growing and expanding all require taking steps into the unknown. How do we expand powerfully in our lives and businesses, with uncertainty making our path look windy, dark, confusing or unsure?

Jordanna Eyre, founder of Modern Day Sorcerer, has spent years learning to master uncertainty, and helping others do the same. She’s faced tremendous challenges, taken huge leaps, and has learned to do it all with a Jedi-like courage and sense of trust. And because mastering uncertainty is not a cookie cutter skill, she’s going to show us core elements of our human nature that have the power to support each of us in developing a more powerful relationship with uncertainty — while also deepening into our own inner wisdom to navigate the unknowns of life. Join us as we discuss a powerful combination of how-to’s, tools, and wisdom to support you in mastering your own relationship with uncertainty in life and business!

02/04/2019

An End to Upside Down Thinking

Show Guest: Mark Gober

In An End to Upside Down Thinking, Mark Gober traces his journey – he explores compelling scientific evidence from a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from psychic phenomena, to near-death experiences, to quantum physics and beyond.

With cutting-edge thinkers like two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Pixar founder and two-time Academy Award winner Loren Carpenter, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences Dr. Dean Radin, University of Virginia professor Dr. Ed Kelly, and New York Times bestselling author Larry Dossey, MD supporting this thesis, this book will rock the scientific community and mainstream generalists interested in understanding the true nature of reality. Today’s disarray around the globe can be linked, at its core, to a fundamental misunderstanding of our reality.

January 2019

01/28/2019

The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Secrets to Helping Pets Live Much Longer and Healthier Lives

Show Guest: Gary Richter, DMV

As a holistic veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Gary Richter helps dog and cat owners to navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction.

In The Ultimate Pet Health Guide, Dr. Richter examines traditional medicine from many cultures alongside modern medical techniques, describing the best of complementary care and the best of conventional veterinary medicine. An integrative and holistic approach to health includes nutrition, as it sets up the foundation for your pet's health, so Dr. Richter cuts through the hype in the pet-food world to explain how to make your own food or choose the best commercial foods and supplements. He also explains how you can use the right foods and supplements to "hack" the body's processes, including the immune system.

01/21/2019

Mad Monk Manifesto: A Prescription for Evolution, Revolution, and Global Awakening

Show Guest: Monk Yun Rou

According to Monk Yun Rou–Yale educated, South Florida based author of 15 books

According to Monk Yun Rou, award-winning author and journalist, if we adhered to the principles set forth around 500 BC by Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching, we wouldn’t be in this mess–but there is just enough time to commit to the Daoist (Taoist) way if our world is to avert “The Sixth Great Extinction.”

In his beautifully penned guidebook, Mad Monk Manifesto — A Prescription for Evolution, Revolution and Global Awakening Monk Yun Rou reveals all the ways we as individuals, our society and our institutions can adapt and apply Daoist wisdom and practices to life today. “Relaxing and Rectifying,” “Rebalancing Daily Life”,”Fostering Community and Deepening Culture” – it is all about how we treat each other. Next, Monk Yun Rou tackles “Culture, Commerce, Government and Power” and “Sensitivity and the Environment,” closing with his plea for “Awakening to Spirit and Service.”

Filled with iconic stories taken from ancient Chinese writings, his own experiences and astute observations, the Mad Monk Manifesto will spur conversation and open new awareness…hopefully before it’s too late.

01/14/2019

Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine: Integrating Natural, Eastern and Western Approaches

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Elson Haas

Many years in the making, Dr. Elson Haas’ new book Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine provides for better health with a deep understanding of what creates disease in the body-mind. The integration of Natural, Eastern, and Western medicines offers a clearer insight into many crucial factors that affect health and healing than any one system alone.

In a review by Patrick Hannaway MD – Medical Director, Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Hannaway states, “This book is essential education for all medical students and physicians, as well as anyone who has ever been (or will become) ill. Join us as Dr. Elson Haas’ describes his approach to move people into the more positive aspects of what he terms the ‘Disease-Health Continuum’ with better energy, vitality and creativity, helping to create positive health outcome for individuals, families and for the planet on which we all depend.

01/07/2019

Feeling Better: Beat Depression and Improve Your Relationships with Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Show Guest: Cindy Stulberg

For years, the first line of defense for depression has been pharmaceuticals, but in Feeling Better: Beat Depression and Improve Your Relationships with Interpersonal Psychotherapy, psychologists and authors Cindy Goodman Stulberg and Ronald J. Frey, PhD, say that it is actually our relationships that offer the most effective path to healing.
 
Knowing that depression is an illness as legitimate as any physical ailment, Feeling Better helps readers get clarity around the four main areas in life that can be contributing factors to why people feel sad, blue, down, and depressed: life transitions, complicated grief, interpersonal conflict, or social isolation. By finding clarity about these aspects of their lives, they can go on to make the changes they need to feel better. The book also helps readers improve their existing relationships and develop the skills they need to make new connections that are meaningful and supportive.

December 2018

12/31/2018

Kindness and Gratitude for 2019 and Beyond

SHOW GUEST: Gabriella van Rij

Gabriella van Rij, founder of the Dare To Be Kind movement, has been on the road filming since early November. She began her travels on the West Coast, Los Angeles, on November 1st, and has been working her way through Arizona, Albuquerque, Oklahoma, and then up toward the East Coast. She is interviewing not-for-profit associations and people from all walks of life who have taken up the Dare To Be Kind challenge of 1 act of kindness in a 2-mile radius—to highlight to everyone how kindness begins in your own home and neighborhood.

Through showcasing people who took their pain and made it into their greatest strength–the strength that enables them to help others—we can create safer communities, healthier relationships and make the shift from the “bystander syndrome” to becoming an active participant in the transformation that occurs when one takes the time and Dares to be Kind!

12/24/2018

From the best of "Answers for the Family" : Holiday Skits & Contests That Bring Families Together

Special Guest:  Cornell Christianson, Playright, Producer and Author of "Holiday Skits & Contests"

With the holidays coming soon, Allen and Melody are joined by Cornell Christianson, author of a new book entitled "Holiday Skits & Contests" that promises to reconnect and bring families together. If you don’t smile at least 10 times listening to this show… then you’re working too hard and need this book immediately!

12/17/2018

The Book of Joshua: Deep look into Lives of Youth Suffering from Mental Illness

SHOW GUEST: Jennifer Anne Moses

Adolescence isn’t an easy time for parents, either. As children move through the various tumultuous transitions that accompany adolescence the pressures and problems they encounter can all too easily seem overwhelming. For many teenagers, these and other pressures can lead to one or more of a variety of mental health disorders; all are matters of concern, and some are life-threatening.  Jennifer Anne Moses, a multi-genre author, brings you into the lives of those who suffer from mental illness in The Book of Joshua. In The Book of Joshua, Jennifer Anne Moses, presents an eighteen-year-old Joshua Cushing who wakes up in a psych ward, not knowing how he got there. Worse, he has only one eye. And no one in his family will tell him what happened to his girlfriend, Sophie. The one thing he knows for sure is that something happened, leaving him with a self and a life he barely recognizes.

Once a popular long-distance runner, Josh is now flabby, frustrated, and furious about returning to his New Jersey high school to repeat his senior year. Forced to attend meetings with other “underage weirdos,” he sinks into his loneliness. But when Josh meets Elizabeth Rinaldi, things begin to change. The only other new student in his class, she has a scar on her forehead, a Southern accent, and an attitude. Sharing a status as outcasts and an aptitude for snark, Josh and Elizabeth help each other escape their pasts. The Book of Joshua weaves an unforgettable story from family secrets, friendship, faith, love, and redemption. It brings readers deeply into the lives of those who suffer from mental illness, as well as the friends and family affected by it.

12/10/2018

Shiny Happy Couples: How to Detoxify Your Relationship using The Melfox Method

Show Guests: Joe Mellon & Meryl Fox

By any standard, the extent of failed and failing relationships has been at epidemic proportions for quite some time now. This is easily demonstrated by the track record of the huge group of people who took a solemn vow to stay together forever. Even with all of the initial dedication, devotion, and pressure to remain intact, around 50% of all marriages end in divorce, with the rate rising at least 10% with each subsequent marriage.

Our guests, Meryl Fox and Joe Mellon, have developed a system that has worked EVERY TIME in resolving whatever issue has come up in their relationship. They have encountered and resolved issues that would have surely ended the relationship had it not been for “The Melfox Method”. With Meryl’s help, Joe wrote the book Curiosity Killed the Spat and produced the on-line course Shiny Happy Couples to introduce “The Melfox Method” to anyone looking for answers regarding the “proper care and feeding" of relationships. As Joe likes to say: “I would be nowhere near the happy man I am today without Meryl, and she would be nowhere near me without The Melfox Method.”

12/03/2018

The 7 Laws of Enough: Cultivating a Life of Sustainable Abundance

SHOW GUESTS: Gina LaRoche & Jennifer Cohen

The 7 Laws of Enough: Cultivating a Life of Sustainable Abundance is about the most radical kind of change, at the personal, organizational, and societal level: a shift from scarcity to sustainable abundance. These seven principles, pioneered by leadership consultants Gina LaRoche and Jennifer Cohen, guide readers on a transformational journey of self-discovery, towards new leadership strategies and a renewed sense of fulfillment and purpose.

It starts with law number one: stories matter. We are all living in the story of scarcity—the story that tells us we don’t have enough. We want more and more, perpetuating a vicious cycle of consumption that lowers our own well-being and irreparably damages the Earth. This book is an invitation to live in another story, the story of sustainable abundance. The ripples from making this shift are profound—it will change your relation to your loved ones, your work, and the planet. Essential for spiritual seekers, business leaders, executive coaches, and environmentalists alike, The 7 LAWS OF ENOUGH points the way towards a new way of living and leading.

November 2018

11/26/2018

Do You Really Need That Pill? The Silent Epidemic!

SHOW GUEST: Jennifer Jacobs

A silent epidemic in the U.S. is now imperiling our health and threatens to bankrupt our health care system: over-medication. One-fifth of all adults took three or more prescription drugs in the past month and 40 percent of people over age sixty-five take five or more daily. This book—the first of its kind—tackles the epidemic overuse of prescription drugs.

Combining stories of those who have suffered ill effects from taking too many drugs with data from cutting edge medical findings, Do You Really Need That Pill? helps readers realize they can choose different solutions to their health problems..

11/19/2018

Sometimes the obvious answer is the right one for those who are struggling with conquering drug and alcohol addiction

Show Guests: Rachel Kove & Seth Hall

A recent article published in the Washington Post states, “many addiction treatment centers do not follow up with their patients, the ‘100 percent’ success rate some cite only applies to those who complete the length of their stay. When we weight in on the relapse rates that are currently estimated to be as high as 80% and then consider of the many thousands of dollars spent by families and provided government by supported programs such as: rehab facilities, group therapy, wilderness programs, etc., we are left asking the a most obvious question: If these programs are not working long-term, are there options that are effective?

Home Care Recovery Solutions co-founders, Rachel Kove and Seth Hall, share their individual experiences as alcohol and heroin addicts, respectively, and the many relapses they endured after traditional treatments, as well as the the process that finally propelled each of them into the field of sustainable recovery. According to Kove, “Sometimes the obvious answer is the right one. The model we found that provides a lasting difference is actually coming to a client’s home to create one of the most critical elements to recovery – a one-on-one support system that builds a bridge back into a functioning, purpose driven life with meaning. At a time when addictions are rising to epidemic levels, we are finding this methodology just as applicable to mental health issues and other forms of addiction, as it is to drugs and alcohol.”

11/12/2018

They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk
SHOW GUEST: Diane L. Redleaf
They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk, by Diane L. Redleaf is an account of six families whose children were wrongly seized by child protection services. It vividly illustrates the constitutional balancing act where medicine, family interests, and child safety can clash.

They Took the Kids illustrates how the mantra “best interests of the child” masks errors, assumptions, and stereotypes that hide the real harm child protection policies are doing to children and families. Revealing how families are wrongly separated when overworked and under-skilled case workers jump to conclusions of guilt, ignoring evidence of innocence, They Too the Kids Last Night focuses on the child protection system from the moment of intervention―starting with the child abuse hotline call that targets a specific child as a victim and his or her parents as suspects. Redleaf explains why basic due process principles ordered by federal and state courts would go a long way to help families but cautions that just results depend on effective family defense counsel.

11/05/2018

Think Yourself Thin
SHOW GUEST: JJ Smith
The author of the perennial New York Times bestseller 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse (which has sold over a million copies) returns with a revolutionary book on how to build mental fitness while dieting,  perfect for anyone who has struggled on their weight loss journey, whether they’re pursuing a calorie counting, protein-rich or low carb diet.

After helping dieters lose over two-million pounds with her trend-setting book 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, which has been “America’s number-one detox diet for four years running- and once people try it they can’t seem to stop raving” (Women’s World)  mediagenic nutritionist JJ Smith realized the most important, yet most overlooked factor for permanent weight loss is mental mastery.

Smith’s book uncovers the five psychological stages required to lose weight and keep it off. Smith also introduces the all-new SUCCESS System detailing the mental habits and approaches necessary for permanent weight loss. Filled with inspiring, motivational success stories and user-friendly principles that provide the guidance needed to burn fat and lose weight, Think Yourself Thin makes long-term weight loss a reality and is a companion guidebook to accompany every diet and weight loss program.

October 2018

10/29/2018

Timeless: A Paranormal Personal History
Show Guest:Bruce Olav Solheim, PHd
Professional academic people are afraid of destroying their reputations and careers by even considering that there is such a thing as the paranormal or psi, much less writing about the phenomena from a personal perspective. For those reasons, Bruce Olav Solheim, who holds a doctoral degree and is a former Fulbright Scholar and Professor has waited until retirement is imminent to write this book. In addition to his new book, Dr. Solheim also teaches a popular Paranormal Personal History course at Citrus College in Glendora, CA.
Paranormal is usually defined as something beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation. Parapsychologists, who aren’t deterred by skeptics calling their discipline of parapsychology a pseudoscience, have successfully studied many paranormal phenomena, including: telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation and apparitional experience. Timeless: A Paranormal Personal History tells the story of one man's travels through the paranormal universe and out the other side. Engrossing and highly entertaining, join Bruce Solheim in his journey while making it your own. Timeless offers a message of encouragement for others to share their stories of the paranormal and to be assured that there is a life beyond this one and that we are, indeed, timeless.

10/22/2018

The Emotionally Healthy Child: Helping Your Child Calm, Center, and Make Smarter Choices
SHOW GUEST: Maureen Healy

While growing up has never been easy, today’s world undeniably presents kids and their parents with unprecedented challenges. Maureen Healy, who was a “wild child” — the kind, she writes, who left babysitters “wondering if they wanted children” — knows her subject. She has become an expert on teaching skills that address the high sensitivity, big emotions, and hyper energy she herself experienced. “The ideas and tools in this book are what my younger emotional self was seeking — an understanding of how emotions work and how I could create better-feeling ones,” writes Healy. “Today’s children are seeking the same things, and this book was born to address that need.”

In The Emotionally Healthy Child, Healy shows readers how to teach children to master their emotions and move forward on their unique paths toward wholeness by developing the mindset and habits necessary to be able to stop, calm, and make smarter choices.  “Using the tools in this book, children and adults alike can learn to pay attention and catch themselves before they make not-so-smart choices,” write Healy. “We explore this simple yet life-changing idea that we can become more mindful and then, with emotional knowledge as well as some new tools, make better choices — the types of choices that bring healthier and happier experiences into our lives and that allow us to model this uplifted life to our children and teach them how to do the same.”

10/15/2018

Dim the Screen, Brighten the Future: Helping Teens Develop Healthy Digital Habits
SHOW GUESTS: Jeff Smith & Mont Criddle, LMFT

We live in a fascinating time and culture. Technology has given us immediate access to unlimited information, the ability to communicate world-wide, and the ability to connect with billions of people. It has substantially shrunk the world and provided tools to be more productive than thought imaginable. It also has had many notable negative consequences.

According Jeff Smith and Mont Criddle, from Logan River Academy's DART Program, with all the great tools and opportunity that technology provides, who would have thought it would cause so many problems. Most of us have probably experienced both the positive and negative aspects of being connected to the digital world. Unfortunately, for many, the negative aspects of our modern digital culture has led to destructive consequences. Social isolation, exposure to nefarious influences and individuals, compulsive behavior, addictive behavior, anonymity enabled conflict, and depression, are just some of the issues impacting those who are unable to maintain balance in their lives when it comes to being connected.

The genie is out of the bottle. Modern society is finding it necessary to find ways to manage these digital pitfalls while still reaping the many positive benefits of rapidly increasing technology and an ever-changing world. Smith and Criddle  are trying to make a difference in the lives of adolescents that have succumbed to the darker and more debilitating consequences of living in a digital world. They represent Logan River Academy’s DART program which provides treatment for these issues.

10/08/2018

Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential
SHOW GUEST: Amber Rae

In CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential, artist, speaker and “Millenial Motivator” Amber Rae uncovers how your relationship with your most uncomfortable emotions can either lead you to numb out and stay small, or guide you back to your center.

Amber is no stranger to the consequences of ignoring her own emotions. As she rose through the ranks in the digital agency world, the gold rush of Silicon Valley, and her own foray into entrepreneurship, Amber was numbing her worry, fear, and doubts with alcohol, addiction, and by hustling for approval.

It was only when she transformed her life into a laboratory for self-discovery—treating herself as a “guinea pig”— that Amber learned how to work with these emotions, instead of against them.

10/01/2018

Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster
SHOW GUEST: Linda Graham
Everyone knows what it’s like to be knocked off center, to lose their inner sense of balance and groundedness, at least temporarily, when faced with life’s unwanted curve balls. Whether it’s a troubling health diagnosis, the death of a loved one, a serious car accident, a layoff, or a natural disaster, life can intensely challenge our resilience.

In Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster, author and psychotherapist Linda Graham, MFT, guides readers step by step through a process of cultivating more well-being in their lives by strengthening their resilience so that they can respond skillfully to any upset or catastrophe that would derail that well-being. In this book we can reliably use Linda's methods to build or recover our resilience so that we can cope with whatever challenges or catastrophes might come along next — to cope with anything, anything at all.

September 2018

09/24/2018

Work That Matters: Create a Livelihood that Reflects Your Core Intention
SHOW GUEST: Maia Duerr
Take a journey to find your highest calling. So many of us feel trapped in wage slavery and deadened to our true talents and life’s purpose. Or we’ve wandered through dozens of jobs and are left feeling adrift and without meaning in our lives. Livelihood is a source of great suffering for way too many.

Work That Matters author and longtime meditator Maia Duerr wandered through several professions and dozens of jobs (including alfalfa sprout packer and Buddhist chaplain) before she finally unlocked a combination of work that was deeply fulfilling and sustainable. Work is one of the primary vehicles for expressing our deepest selves. Using the 6 Keys to Liberation-Based Live-lihood as a framework, Duerr takes readers through a comprehensive process that can lead to breakthroughs and positive reformulation of their careers. Mindfulness practice is an invaluable tool in the process of gaining new perspective. Work That Matters gives you the tools to create joyful work that embodies love and compassion—for yourself, and for the whole world.

09/17/2018

IN MY HANDS: Compelling Stories from a Surgeon & His Patients Fighting Cancer
SHOW GUEST: Steven A. Curley, MD
IN MY HANDS is a collection of compassionate, insightful, and empowering stories of resilience, hope, and determination drawn from Dr. Curley’s years of practice. These real-life accounts from the front lines of the war against cancer offer important lessons learned from ordinary people about preparedness, courage, perseverance, and acceptance.
Dr. Steven Curley has worked with cancer patients for over two decades. While his life’s work has been to help his patients live longer lives, he found that they helped him in ways he could never have expected. Curley shares, “It’s how I encourage patients dealing with the fear and uncertainty that come with a diagnosis of cancer. Not all of the stories have happy endings. But I recognize that patients relate to the harsh realities faced by other people dealing with the same potentially grim outcome. And they can find empathy and comfort in knowing they are not alone.”

09/10/2018

When Food is Comfort

SHOW GUEST: Julie M. Simon

Julie Simon shares with Allen that the better-than-good news is that the brain can be rewired for optimal emotional health. When Food Is Comfort presents a breakthrough, comprehensive, step-by-step, mindfulness practice I created called Inner Nurturing. Part 1 discusses how we develop self-regulation, or the ability to manage emotions, moods, thoughts, impulses, and behaviors. In Part 2 presents seven skills that makeup what she calls inner nurturing, along with information, tools, and special tips that readers can use to practice self-connection and self-nurturance. In Part 3, Simon offers strategies for attracting nurturing others into their lives, as well as four habits to cultivate in order to better nurture others. 4

In summary, Julie explains how you can move beyond your compulsive behavior and preoccupation with eating and weight, eliminate the idea of dieting from your life forever, and experience a fuller, more satisfying life.

09/03/2018

From the best of "Answers for the Family" : Everyday Narcissism: Yours, Mine, and Ours
Show Guest: Nancy Van Dyken
Nancy Van Dyken’s book, Everyday Narcissism: Yours, Mine, and Ours, is not about people with the clinical diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder. It’s for people like you and me—people who don’t have a major personality issue but whose lives aren’t as fulfilling or as joyful as we want them to be. Everyday Narcissism helps readers understand how EN manifests in their own lives, and teaches them how to heal it. This awareness provides a foundation for creating greater happiness, more fulfilling relationships, less reactivity, and more meaning.
CO-HOST - Michael Fink: Co-Founder & Outreach Director of Thero.org Affordable Therapy Project: Thero.org is a non-profit community of treatment providers who are building a national mental health resource directory. The Affordable Therapy Project is a collaborative group of organizations that coordinates mental health professionals to provide pro bono sessions to survivors of national crises, victims of natural disasters, and high-risk communities.

August 2018

08/27/2018

The Grandfamily Guidebook: Wisdom and Support for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
SHOW GUEST: Andrew Adesman, MD
Approximately three million Americans are the sole caretakers of their grandchildren, and more of us will be in that same situation, wondering how we’re going to raise our children’s children. The Grandfamily Guidebook offers just the right mix of expert advice and insights gathered from thousands of grandparents who are raising grandchildren.
In the riveting interview, Andrew Adesman, MD, join us to discuss how your top priority now is to help your grandchildren emerge thriving from what may initially feel like a less-than-ideal situation. The deeply rewarding experience of creating a grandfamily in the midst of crisis reminds us that all families are built and strengthened over time. With this comprehensive guide you'll avoid common pitfalls as you adjust to your new normal, and have a touchstone to come back to as things unfold. With advice on everything from engaging with birth parents, to managing legal and financial considerations, challenges with school and social life, and your own self-care, you'll always have a practical, inspiring guide to building a grandfamily.

08/20/2018

A celebrity & real life tough guy he plays on screen have transitioned into making a cream targeting pain relief
SHOW GUESTS: Martin “Marty” Kove & Logan Clarke
Logan Clarke and Martin Kove, have both lived their lives as tough guys. Logan is a world-renowned private investigator and Marty is known for his portrayal of sensei John Kreese in the original “Karate Kid” movie and now in the “Cobra Kai” TV series, as well as several other physically demanding roles in movies such as “Rambo: First Blood, Part II” and “Steele Justice”. With the help of doctors and a compounding pharmacy and years of trials, they’ve helped create a pain relief cream that provides more than just temporary relief, it actually targets the source of the pain to aid in the healing process.
In today’s show, we will talk about why they chose the career paths they did, and how their bodies have been affected by their careers, and the different injuries they’ve had to deal with.

08/13/2018

THE HEALING One Woman’s Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches
SHOW GUEST: Saeeda Hafiz
In this memoir of upward mobility through an unexpected route, a young African American woman signs up for lessons in yoga and clean eating as signifiers of her new middle-class status, little realizing that her new lifestyle will bring her face to face with the inner demons fed by the domestic violence, addiction, and poverty she witnessed as a child. Graduating, getting established in your career, and dating another professional are things many young women expect to do and take for granted. But when your parents don't support you and you have siblings in prison, those milestones seem monumental. What does growing up poor do to your self-esteem? How do patterns of stress and family violence, poor diet and poor health continue to affect you even after you escape to a higher income bracket? And what can one woman do to turn around the cycle of racism, poverty, and intergenerational suffering?

In The Healing Saeeda Hafiz gives a frank account of the anxiety and rewards of becoming "middle class" through a complete change of diet and adopting habits such as traveling and doing yoga. While her peers pursue one kind of American dream by climbing the corporate ladder, Hafiz finds meaning in learning to cook macrobiotic food and practicing meditation and yoga. By doing so, she recovers from chronic health conditions and heals from the family trauma she has inherited.

08/06/2018

Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids

Show Guest: John Allcock
Most of what we worry about never happens. Yet, worrying takes up much of our time, energy, and attention. We are often victims of our own thoughts. We automatically assume those thoughts are true, when in fact they often are not. As a result, we fill our lives with unpleasant mind state. The good news is that we do not have to be stuck with whatever thoughts arise, we can change them. In Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids, John Allcock presents the essentials of mindfulness - not as something special and exotic, but as practical, down-to-Earth principles for living and overcoming the "thought" trap.

Written in clear, simple language, John will share how Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids is written in clear, simple language for anyone interested in living a fuller, happier life - including parents, young adults, and readers of Anna Quindlen's A Short Guide to a Happy Life or H. Jackson Brown's Life's Little Instruction Book.

July 2018

07/30/2018

From the best of "Answers for the Family" : "Adolescent Anxiety: Emotional and Behavioral Symptoms and Their Treatment”
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Alexander Young
According to Dr. Alexander Young, Director of Clinical Program Development and Outreach at Mountain Valley Treatment Center, anxiety is a normal part of adolescent development, and every individual will experience some episodes of stress, fear, and anxiety. the almost 10 million children who have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder experience a range of disabling emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms to an extent that interferes with nearly all aspects of home and school life. In many cases, the symptoms of anxiety will be experienced concurrently with other emotional or behavioral challenges. In our interview with Dr. Young, he explains why the first step to healing is for the youth to understand that they are not defined by their anxious temperament, or the anxiety they experience. Then, when armed with the right tools to use against their anxiety, they become empowered to “get over their fears.”

07/23/2018

The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living With and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain
Show Guest: Sarah Anne Shockley
In The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living With and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain, by Sarah Anne Shockley, who has personally lived with chronic pain since 2007, offers fellow pain sufferers a compassionate and supportive guide for living with pain that can be used alongside their ongoing medical or therapeutic healing programs. The book is divided into the following four parts:
Part 1: Pain Moves In
Part 2: The Emotional Life of Chronic Pain
Part 3: Meditative Approaches to Physical Pain
Part 4: When Pain Is the Teacher
“I cannot know your personal suffering, of course; only you can,” writes Sarah. “But I do understand the experience of being in significant and relentless pain for long periods of time, and I can say that this book has been written from inside of pain, a perspective on the experience and the healing of pain that we are seldom offered.”

07/16/2018

Can Adverse Childhood Experiences Cause Addiction?
SHOW GUEST: John Mabry

Whether it’s a broken bone, perpetually scraped knees or a healthy fear of the dark, no one leaves childhood unscathed. At some point, we were all faced with events in our past that left us scarred, scared or both. These events, though frightening at the time, help the body and brain development and mature. Unfortunately, some children suffer from far more traumatic experiences than others. As children are exposed to things like neglect, abuse or addiction in the home, these adverse childhood experiences can cause lifelong stress, pain and suffering. Children struggling to cope with ACEs often grow into adults who abuse substances to numb the pain of their past. According to our guest John Mabry, host of Addiction Campuses’ ‘High Sobriety’ podcast, trauma many times plays an unrecognized part in addiction and we are coming to understand that for many, it many be the root of their addiction.” With approximately 35 million children in the United States suffering from at least one traumatic childhood event, it’s more important than ever to understand how easily childhood trauma can turn into an addiction

07/09/2018

Breaking up with Busy: Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women
Show Guest: Yvonne Tally
Overbooking and undersleeping have almost become status symbols, and having it all seems to be synonymous with doing it all, yet what do we really accomplish with so much busyness? Yvonne Tally wants to give you back your life by helping you break the busyness habit.

She offers realistic, step-by-step, and even fun ways to get off the busyness hamster wheel and reclaim your time. Yvonne shows how the benefits of living a more balanced life can improve your longevity and spiritual well-being. She outlines ways to shift and calm your mind, learn how to say no, and create your own “busy-busting solutions.”  With fifty-two refreshers and reminders, Breaking Up with Busy provides incremental ways to change habits, transform thinking, and reconnect with your unique, personal sense of play and pleasure.

07/02/2018

Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations
Show Guest: Christine Forner
Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations explores the potential of mindfulness and explains why this level of developmental human achievement is so precarious within traumatic stress, especially traumatic dissociation. When children are harmed, we are all harmed. For many years the general understanding was that children are resilient. They seem to heal from physical injury much quicker than adults, so the assumption that their emotional and developmental systems were the same. It is also a general belief that the kids are too young to remember things, so what happens to them is not that harmful, but this is a myth. In the last 20 years we have learned a great deal about how stress and adversities affect children and its way more serious than what was believed to be true.
Children are extremely sensitive to stress. Babies and small children will seek out caregivers when they feel threat or danger, when their own caregiver is not there and they are scared the instinctual body of the child will move into a state of panic and terror. They don’t really move into rage or running away as a defense, they do move into dissociation. Dissociation, if needed a lot, can lead to a dissociative disorder and a whole host of other issues. These children become at risk for mental illness, learned helplessness, anti-social behavior, and illness such as autoimmune, heart disease, cancers.Christine Forner joins us to discuss the connection between mindfulness and dissociative disorders .She will explain how her book teaches readers how to exercise the part of the brain that is responsible for mindfulness and how to regulate the part that is responsible for dissociation, and so they come away with tips that will help even the most dissociative individual to reap the benefits of mindfulness practices.

June 2018

06/25/2018

Co-Dependency: Letting go of the Outcome
Show Guest: Douglas Bodin

Typically, parents will sit down Doug Bodin, psychologist and CEO of The Bodin Group, and say something along the lines of, “Our goal is to have our son be happy and productive.”  At some point, once they have established a rapport, he will reference that comment and ask the horrifyingly blunt questions, “What if you can’t make that happen? What if your son (or daughter) actively chooses to continue using drugs, does not move forward with school or a job, and continues to be miserable for the rest of his (or her) life?”  As you would imagine, these questions startle people, and at first it doesn’t compute. They frequently reply, “We thought our job as parents was to provide successful outcomes for our children.”  

Join us as Doug Bodin explains why he encourages parent to never lose hope. He will also share his successes in helping parents to free themselves from perceived outcomes and get past their fears of failure, so that they can take responsibility for their past choices and step into making better ones.

06/18/2018

From the best of "Answers 4 the Family" : "Emotional Eater's Repair Manual" 

Guest: Julie Simon

Author Julie Simon joins Dr. Melody to discuss self-care skills, body-balancing principles and soul-care practices that can put an end to overeating and dieting forever.According to Simon, weight loss, better energy, improved health and self-esteem will naturally follow with the proper emotional programming, with no need to count calories, weigh or measure food, go hungry, or perform exhausting workout routines.

06/11/2018

My FUR-EVER Family

Show Guest: Lisa Overcash

The little pup in this fun-filled true story, My Fur-ever Family by Lisa Overcash teaches children about healthy daily practices like brushing your teeth along with the joy of snuggling and reading books together. As the story unfolds it inspires in its young readers' compassion, love, tenderness, helping others, being responsible, active faith practices, curiosity, and perseverance.

My Fur-ever Family revolves around a litter of Yorkshire Terrier puppies are ready to be adopted. One puppy shares her adventures and how much she longs to be loved and accepted by her new human siblings.In a world where stress, anxiety, attention deficit, depression, and autism in children has risen to epidemic levels, the loving interactions children experience with their pets is being acknowledged as a powerful therapeutic tool.

At the core of Lisa's inspiration in writing My Fur-ever Family is her own experience and her work with Emotional Support Dog/Animals (ESAs). In our interview, Lisa Overcash will discuss the many lessons in My Fur-ever Family and how ESAs bring comfort and healing to disabled and emotionally challenged children, covering a wide spectrum from social anxiety to depression to autism

06/04/2018

Staying Focused In A Hyper World: Natural Solutions For ADHD, Memory And Brain Performance

Show Guest: John Gray, Acclaimed Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

For the past 30 years, John Gray has taught us how we are different and given us new insights into better communication and stronger relationships. We need more than new communication skills and an understanding of our differences to have healthy relationships these days. We also need the nutritional support necessary for positive moods, sustained energy and most importantly, focus.

Without focus, communication breaks down in all relationships and frustration increases. Without a focus on romantic relationships, passion is lost and there is an increase in breakups and divorces. Without focus at work, people are increasingly dissatisfied and bored, often feeling unappreciated, distracted, exhausted or overwhelmed. Without focus, our lives lose purpose, we are easily distracted, forgetting what we are here for or never realizing what is most important in life.

Staying Focused In A Hyper World: Natural Solutions for ADHD, Memory and Brain Performance shares these findings and offers practical strategies for increasing focus, clarity, memory, motivation and sustaining positive moods. Gray explains what causes ADHD in children and how it is the underlying cause for many health issues later in life, including dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and even Parkinson's Disease. He details the varied forms of ADHD, from hyperactivity to daydreaming and he provides step-by-step protocols for treating a number of common ailments with natural supplements and lifestyle changes.

May 2018

05/28/2018

YOU PLAY THE GIRL: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks & Other Mixed Messages
Show Guest: Carina Chocano
As a kid, Carina Chocano was confused by the mixed messages all around her about how to be a woman; messages that told her who she could be – and who she couldn’t. Dutifully absorbing all the conflicting information the culture had to offer, Chocano grappled with sexed up sidekicks, princesses waiting to be saved, and morally infallible angels who seemed to have no opinions of their own. It wasn’t until she spent five years as a movie critic, and was laid off just after her daughter was born, however, that she really came to understand how the stories the culture tells us about what it means to be a girl limit our lives and shape our destinies. She resolved to rewrite her own story.

In YOU PLAY THE GIRL: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks & Other Mixed Messages, Chocano blends personal stories and powerful analysis. From Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from Flashdance to Frozen, from the ’70s to today, she explains how growing up in the shadow of “the girl” taught her to think about herself and the world… and what it means to raise a daughter in the face of these contorted reflections.

05/21/2018

They’ll Never Be the Same: A Parent’s Guide to PTSD in Youth
Show Guest: Dr. Michael Scheeringa
They’ll Never Be the Same: A Parent’s Guide to PTSD in Youth is a compassionate and accessible guide for parents whose children have experienced traumatic or life-threatening events written by Dr. Michael Scheeringa, who is one of the foremost authorities on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents.

Dr. Scheeringa understands the desperation many parents feel and explains the impact of trauma, simplifies the science into layman’s terms, debunks the myths, and provides direction on navigating the confusing maze of the mental health world to find appropriate care.He shares with our audience that nearly two out of every ten youths and three out of every ten adults develop PTSD following life-threatening or traumatic events. They’ll Never Be the Same seeks to demystify issues associated with this diagnosis

05/14/2018

Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son
Show Guest: Eliza Factor

Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son is Eliza Factor’s memoir of her experience as a mother to non-verbal son Felix, who was born with multiple disabilities, including cerebral palsy and autism. Factor describes for readers her pregnancy and the first few blissful months with Felix before the awareness that something was not as it should be. Then comes the slow realization, after many months of grueling and disheartening testing, that their son’s life, and their own, will not be at all like she had imagined.

This intimate, no-holds-barred memoir is full of both infectious laughter and intense physical conflict. It is the story of two little girls growing up in the shadow of their charming and fitful brother. And it is the story of a mother and writer imagining the world through the eyes of her son. Ultimately, it is Felix and his sisters that inspire Eliza to found Extreme Kids, a nonprofit community center that connects with children with disabilities through the arts and play.
Eliza shares how she and so many other mothers like her face adversity with grit and determination. Strange Beauty will forever change how we view those with physical challenges – and the families that love them.

05/07/2018

ARTHRITIS RELIEF: The Future is NOW

Show Guest: Dr. John DeWitt
Baby Boomers are growing at a rate of 10,000 per day and are expected to maintain that pace for the next 19 years! Among them are those weekend warriors, the “Thanksgiving Day” football all-stars that are now suffering from their earlier athletic escapades.

Dr. DeWitt supports the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund and the After the Impact Fund which supports former NFL players as well as military veterans. His mission is to create a clinic where all the services needed for these warriors of both the football field AND battlefield can be helped. Therapies will include addiction treatment, vocational training, biofeedback for CTE and PTSD, as well as cutting-edge Regenerative Therapies including Stem Cells and other Growth Factors that can eliminate arthritis pain.

Dr. DeWitt believes that, if his best friend had had such therapies, maybe he would not have chosen to leave us so soon. He sees his friend in each and every patient that comes through his door.

April 2018

04/30/2018

Strengthening families by providing shelter, support and love for abused, neglected children

SHOW GUEST:  Danny Sells

In many situations, parents or guardians may be incapable of providing a safe and caring environment for their children, putting them at risk of abuse and neglect. Compounding the problem, a parent may feel socially isolated. Whether they are dealing with homelessness, unemployment, addiction, domestic violence, or hospitalization, all these families lack a healthy support network and have no one else to turn to in their time of crisis.

Founded in 2003, Safe Families for Children surrounds families in crisis with caring, compassionate community. Located in 70 cities across the U.S., Canady and the UK, and beyond, their mission is to step in to help families in crisis by caring for their children for short periods of time, thereby avoiding the intervention of state child welfare agencies that leave thousands of children at risk. Danny Sells, National Director of Safe Families, joins us to discuss the origins of the organization, its outstanding success, and how, by creating “extended family-like supports” for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers, they are keeping children safe and families intact.

04/23/2018

The Effect of Screen Time on Our Brain
Show Guest: Britten Devereau
Self-regulation and self-management are critical components to mental health, self-efficacy and social connectivity. But our modern habits are corrosive, changing mood, cognition and behavior. The lights and stimuli from screens stress our anatomy, and screen time (TV, tablet, laptop, smartphone) causes repeated stress on the central nervous system. Such stress makes underlying mental health disorders more difficult to diagnose and treat.

Britten Devereau, co-founder of D’Amore Healthcare, an interesting look at the brain will reveal that our clinical practices must be flexible, adaptive, curious, energetic and stable to treat today’s patient. What makes us most human is what is least computable about us - the connections between our mind and our body, the experiences that shape our memory, our thinking and our capacity for empathy and emotion. - Weizenbaum, MIT Computer Scientist. Today's goal: to help you Improve mood, cognition & behavior.

04/16/2018

Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive In School, Sports and Life
Show Guest: Dr. Kate Lund
While we might like to think that childhood is all fun and games, the truth is, it isn’t exactly stress-free. Kids have to learn to overcome obstacles even as toddlers, take tests when they’re older, learn new information, change schools and neighborhoods if there’s a move, deal with bullies, and make new friends. Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life presents the author's vision of the seven pillars of the resilient child during the elementary school years, along with specific strategies for bolstering the resilience of your own child or the children you work with. The Pillars of the Resilient child presented in this book include: Tolerating frustration and managing emotions; Navigating friendships and social pressures; sustaining focus on a single task and a larger goal; developing courage; Building motivation; Building confidence; and Creating optimism.  Resilience is so important because it is what helps children bounce back from challenge and move forward despite the challenge.

04/09/2018

Science of the Heart – Exploring the Role of the Heart in Human Performance
Show Guest: Jeff Goetz
In HeartMath’s free-online e-book, Science of the Heart – Exploring the Role of the Heart in Human Performance a major section is devoted to the growing evidence of the tremendous benefits to be gained from learning to self-regulate emotions and stress at an early age. At a younger and younger age, children are experiencing considerably greater stress in their lives, shouldering far greater responsibilities and emotional burdens than youngsters their age did even as few as 10 years ago. Stepping up to find solutions, the HeartMath Institute initiated the TestEdge National Demonstration Study (TENDS) in collaboration with Claremont Graduate University’s School of Educational Studies.
How does it work? According to Jeff Goelitz, HeartMath’s easily learned self-regulation techniques allow people to quickly self-induce a physiological shift to a more coherent state. Consequently, they can successfully handle the demands and challenges of life with more ease, balance and physical, emotional and psychosocial well-being.

04/02/2018

Defending Religious Freedom Parental Rights and other Civil Liberties Without Charge
Show Guest: Brad Dacus

The Pacific Justice Leagues (PJI) is at the forefront of attorneys who recognize the need to preserve religious liberty in America. PJI is made up of a network of hundreds of volunteer affiliate attorneys nationwide. PJI handles cases addressing religious freedom including church and private school rights issues, curtailments to evangelism by the government, harassment because of their religious faith, employers attacked for their religious-based policies, students and teachers rights to share their faith at public schools. PJI also works hard to defend the rights of parents including their right to homeschool, review and have notice of public school curriculum and presentations, and opt out their children from objectionable material.

March 2018

03/26/2018

Dragonfly Transitions: What Young Adults Identify as Key Factors that Support Growth and Change in Transitio
 
Show Guest: Mona Treadway
 
An overwhelming number of young adults experience anxiety and depression. If left untreated they are at increased risk for loneliness, academic struggles, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and other mental health or developmental challenges (Pottick, et al., 2008). In the last 20 years a treatment option referred to as Young Adult Transition programs has emerged to support young adults as they launch into healthy, independent lifestyles.
 
Dr. Mona Treadway shares the findings from a comprehensive research project examining the experience of 17 young adults who completed a young adult transitional living program. It highlights the importance of high quality connection and relationships, community and culture, and experiential education for young adults as they move to find their place in the world. Dr. Treadway disseminates important feedback for programs and families working with adults on topics such as dating, medication management, group therapy, and family work.

03/19/2018

How Schools can Prevent and Quickly Respond to Active Shooters

Show Guest: Alon Stivi

We live in a 911 society where we expect help to always be a phone call away. This approach has repeatedly failed and does not work during critical incidents. We need to think about the recurring threat of mass violence differently if we expect different results. Understanding the root causes of the problem and asking why these shootings keep occurring is important but is not enough.

There are some effective solutions available today to prevent mass violence. They can be categorized into two types. The first type is about hardening the school campus and second is about engaging people as active participants in their own security.
 
Alon Stivi, developer of the Mass Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Survival Course, states that expecting law enforcement to respond immediately is unrealistic and relying solely on outside assistance is ineffective. In our interview, he shares solutions that are both self-evident and successful because we must be prepared to protect ourselves until help arrives and become empowered to know what to do and how to respond in a crisis situation.

03/12/2018

Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life
Show Guest: Max Lugavere
Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat, change the way you think about how your brain ages, and achieve optimal brain performance with this powerful new guide from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere. After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about the workings of the human brain and his mother’s condition. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country’s very best neurology departments.

Now, in Genius Foods, Lugavere uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain health, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a healthy, balanced mood.  In the vein of groundbreaking bestsellers such as David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain, Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Body, and Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Diet, Genius Foods presents a comprehensive, practical roadmap to optimizing the brain’s health and performance today—and decades into the future.

03/05/2018

Hat Tricks From Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison of Addiction

SHOW GUEST: Kate Genovese

When Kate Genovese’s son, Christopher “Geno”, died of an accidental overdose, she felt her world would come to an end. Tricks From Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison of Addiction is the true story of a golden boy, who grew up in a loving family, surrounded by friends, effortlessly sailing through high school, college and promotions career. What could be wrong?
Considered an outstanding hockey player, as time went on his performance suffered due to knee and shoulder injuries. Kate learned later that he was forced to take a few Percocets to make it through a game because the pain was terrific.

Addiction afflicts in the wealthy communities just as often as it does the lower income areas. Kate purpose in writing this book is to open every parents’ eyes and help them recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid problem before it is too late. Join us as, Kate shares her family's story and her powerful message: “Be aware and educated and don’t hide in denial.”

February 2018

02/26/2018

The “S” Word Project: Getting Teens Around the World Engaged in Solutions

Show Guest: Erin Thompson

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 48.6% of teen boys and girls between the ages of 14 & 19 are sexually active. Of that group nearly a quarter have had more than one partner. Many of these young people engage in sexual risk behaviors that can result in unintended health outcomes. Erin Thompson, Executive Director of The "S" Word Project, pushing the topic into meaningful discussions with teens can only be good because the silence is literally killing us. Erin believes it is time to get teens around the world talking about their relationships and sex in a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental environment while developing critical thinking and communications skills that will set them up to win in life. Having such a conversation will solve the issues generation gaps cause as well.

02/19/2018

Soul Experience: The 4th Level of Identity
Show Guest: Al Killeen
Soul Experience: The 4th Level of Identity is a book summarizing 45 years of research into how Spirit, Psychology, Philosophy, Business Experience, Family Experience, Relationship Experience, Health Experience and Personal Lives all synthesize into a systematic approach of meaning, power and inspired purposeful living.

This book is a guideline to help any normally functioning human adult find their purpose, their power, and their pathway by doing something rarely if ever done: realizing and choosing the higher identity built into each one of us that is the portal to meaning, changing the past scripts so they no longer hobble us, and creating a profound future unlimited by our pasts. Al shares, “If Soul Experience is read in the spirit with which it was written, and practiced accordingly, it will transform the reader, and their families ... guaranteed!

02/12/2018

Life’s Last Gift: Giving and Receiving Peace When A Loved One Is Dying
Show Guest: Charles Garfield, PhD
After four decades of training volunteers to offer comfort at the bedsides of the dying, psychologist and Shanti Project founder, Charles Garfield, has created an essential guide, Life’s Last Gift, for friends, family, and healthcare professionals who want to ease someone’s final days but don’t know how to begin.

Join us as Charles presents practical advice about finding connection, honesty, and peace while being of the greatest service to those at the end of life. By focusing on the reciprocal and healing relationship between the living and the dying, which continues until the last breath, Life’s Last Gift offers a path toward clarity and wholeness, and even growth.

02/05/2018

Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human Capacity
Show Guest: Penney Peirce
Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human Capacity is the next book in Penney Peirce’s award-winning, visionary series of guidebooks on personal and societal transformation. When you’re transparent, there is great power in being seen for all of who you are. Secrets, lies, and hiding are no longer functional. Honesty, simplicity, and true humility produce genius. And, when you’re transparent, you are empowered to see through situations that blind and confuse others. You have X-ray vision. Clarity in yourself equates to clarity everywhere.

Transparency functions horizontally in the physical world, and in these end times of the Information Age, that’s mainly about fluidity and freedom of information in business and government. As we shift into the Intuition Age, transparency also functions vertically between the physical and nonphysical worlds—and today, the frequencies of the two realms interpenetrate more fully than ever before.

January 2018

01/29/2018

The Cigarette Whisperer, Your Personal Stop-Smoking Coach
Show Guest: Rocky Rosen

According to the Center for Disease Control, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or 1 of every 5 deaths.

If you smoke, and you wish you didn’t, Rocky Rosen, the founder of The Cigarette Whisperer, cares a great deal.  He cares about nothing more than getting you out of this trap, the same one that held him captive for years. Rocky has coached all kinds of people, from the guy down the street to a top 100 Forbes billionaire who had tried all the best specialists in the country, and nearly lost a limb from smoking, before finding Rocky and getting free.

In our interview, Rocky shares stories of success in helping smokers kick the habit in an average of 3 days and why they can feel accomplished instead of deprived as they move forward in their lives – cigarette-free.

01/22/2018

Tantric Dating: Bringing Love and Awareness to the Dating Process
SHOW GUEST: Christine Baumgartner
When most people hear the word “tantra” they think of sex, and often here in the Western world you’ll see “tantra” used as a marketing term such as come to this or buy this because it’s TANTRA. You’ve seen this, right? When reviewing Catherine Auman’s new book, Tantric Dating, the Osho Times, international online magazine states, “For those readers, men and women, who wish to enrich their love lives, investigating Catherine Auman’s sage and well-considered advice could be just the answer and path you’re looking for!”
According to Catherine’s many fans of Tantric Dating, the book masterfully teaches a new mindset and shares exercises to help you bring love and awareness to the dating process, which is about facing your fears, growing yourself up about love and sex, and in the process experiencing yourself as a fully whole human being.

01/15/2018

You Got This! Creating a Fulfilling Life and Reaching Your Highest Potential as a Modern Mom
SHOW GUEST: Ally Loprete
A lifelong cheerleader’s guide to owning your truth, creating a fulfilling life and reaching your highest potential as a modern mom. Whether stuck in a circumstance, blocked from introspection or seeking deeper purpose, You Got This! is a call for inspired action and reverence of personal triumph. It’s a permission slip to courageously celebrate all of life’s journeys, rebel against societal expectations, and discover the unabashed self-truth that will lead to powerful personal transformations and spiritual enlightenment.
You Got This! is an honorable and brutally visible chronicle of a former cheerleader and current mom’s perspective –written in a language that will especially resonate with today’s modern parent — unleashing the true grit of what it takes to reach ones highest potential and as well as the top of the pyramid.

01/08/2018

Teaching with Tenderness: Toward an Embodied Practice
SHOW GUEST: Becky Thompson
Imagine a classroom that explores the twinned ideas of embodied teaching and a pedagogy of tenderness. Becky Thompson envisions such a curriculum–and a way of being–that promises to bring about a sea change in education. Teaching with tenderness makes room for emotion, offers a witness for experiences people have buried, welcomes silence, breath and movement, and sees justice as key to our survival. It allows us to rethink our relationship to grading, office hours, desks, and faculty meetings, sees paradox as a constant companion, moves us beyond binaries; and praises self and community care.

Join us as Becky shares how her new book encourages tenderness, active engagement and makes room for self-reflective learning, teaching, and scholarship in a learning goes deeper than civility, helping us know that we belong to each other, and is essential to who we are as human beings.

December 2017

12/18/2017

The divorce process and its impact on your life
Show Guest: Catherine MacWillie
A little known fact is that that family law may now be responsible for 25% of the crime in this country: homicides, suicides, kidnapping, child abuse, violation of court orders, violation of restraining orders and more. To put just one of those numbers into perspective, that is 4,000 homicides a year related to family law.
 
Catherine MacWillie, founder of Custody Calculations, has tackled this travesty head on by creating a full and complete line of services to serve the entire divorce community through seminars, coaching and the 3-Step Program which will be going into final development. In protecting the children of divorce, Catherine is an expert in address parents who are attempting to interfere in the other parents' relationship with their children by withholding custody, returning children late or picking them up early, inappropriate statements made by the other parent and the impact and recognition of the pressure often placed on children as a result of their parents' divorce.
 
But it doesn't end there, in our interview, Catherine will also discuss her work looking for children who have run away from home and school, children who feel lost, alone and frustrated during their parents' divorce.

12/11/2017

Concussions, an Athlete’s Perspective: Natural Ways to Protect Yourself
Show Guest: Dr. John DeWitt
Concussions seem to be everywhere in the news today. The ominous reports state that, “if you play football (at least professionally), YOU HAVE CTE”. Dr. John DeWitt, author of Head Games: Concussions & CTE, earned a full football scholarship at Vanderbilt University and went on to play twelve years of professional football. Frustrated with the pharmaceutical solutions, he then shifted his focus to a more holistic view. He went on to get his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. His thirst for knowledge led him to get certified in Advanced Sports Nutrition and Concussion Evaluation.
As a member of the NFLPA, Dr. DeWitt has seen too many of his former teammates suffering with cognitive dysfunction. Don’t miss this amazing interview in which Dr. DeWitt brings a unique perspective on the effects concussions and mild traumatic brain injury (Mtbi) have on a body, the neurometabolic changes that occur, and nutritional changes that can help speed recovery and even add a second layer of protection from concussions for our delicate brains..

12/04/2017

Can Find My Might: Boots-on-the-ground approach to bullying and self-acceptance
Show Guest: Gabriella van Rij
I Can Find My Might has been specifically written for students, parents, and educators. Gabriella van Rij ’s personal experience creates a boots-on-the-ground approach that is nothing short of magical. In this gripping part memoir and part self-help book for students, readers are invited to closely experience Gabriella’s stormy childhood, which will encourage empathy while also helping students see the uniqueness they are each blessed with.
A perfect book—not only for the student who is feeling hopeless or helpless due to bullying at school, but also for those children who have bullying tendencies. In a revelatory way, author and kindness activist Gabriella explains how both bullies and those being bullied are mirror images of each other and what children should do with this knowledge.

November 2017

11/27/2017

Managing Upset and Disarming Anger
Show Guest: Jason Sackett
When people learn to drive, they don't jump from reading a manual to cruising the freeway. After Driver's Ed, they need a quiet, empty parking lot to safely build their skills and confidence before facing real world challenges. Learning to disarm anger and hostility is significantly more demanding than learning to drive, so where's the "parking lot" for that?
According to Jason Sackett, founder or Managing Upset, disarming involves taking the energy out of a confrontation or strong emotional expression, neutralizing the other person's ability to remain angry or hostile, thereby creating opportunities for more productive dialogue. Join us as Jason Sackett describes the Managing Upset training and concepts his program implements of disarming-why it works, why other responses to confrontation fail, how to disarm effectively, and which traps to avoid-in a format that allows participants to quickly learn and apply the principles.

11/20/2017

Finally! A Mindfulness Approach to Video Games for Play-Based Social-Emotional Learning, Just in Time for the Holidays
Show Guest: Mike Langlois
This time of year, the requests start pouring in: "Can I get a Nintendo Switch?" "The New Call of Duty Black Ops Just Came Out, Can I have it for Christmas?" "Everyone else is getting an Xbox 1X, Why Can't We Get One." At the same time, parents are watching the news, with its' daily stories of terrorist attacks and mass shootings, and wondering, "Is there a connection between these video games and violence?" And even if there isn't, how will I ever get my kid to come to dinner on time without turning our house into a live version of Battlefield 4?
Mike Langlois is here to say, remain calm; and to help us put things in perspective. He's been working with children and adolescents for a quarter century, and although the news may tell you otherwise, his clinical experience and social analysis is that video games are a net gain rather than the end of civilization as we know it. Mike will help us take a deep dive into games like Minecraft and talk about how they can be instrumental in increasing mindfulness, anger management, and creating a shared language with parents and their player offspring. All that and Creepers-Boom!

11/13/2017

IECA and Its Foundation: High-Achieving Seniors and the College Decision
Show Guests: Luisa Rabe & Ann Montgomery
In a highly credible survey, 26% of students hired an independent educational consultant (IEC) to assist in their college search. The survey also provided evidence that independent educational consultants are being employed by mainstream families and working with students at various other levels to submit approximately 160,000 college applicants each year. The IECA Foundation is a force that leverages the knowledge, professional skills, and funds of IECA members, sponsors, and donors to help underserved students map pathways to success. The Foundation identifies and invests in projects to produce pragmatic, measurable results for students, their parents, and their communities bringing forth students' potential and nurturing their aspirations into achievement.
 
Join us as Luisa Rabe and Ann Montgomery discuss this year's IECA  Conference in Washington, DC (November 14-17) which will offer consultants the chance to connect with colleagues and hone their professional skills through workshops, breakout sessions, lectures and roundtables.

11/06/2017

EARN IT! What to Do When Your Kid Needs an Entitlement

Show Guest: Dr. Michael

Does your family suffer from "affluenza" exhaustion? Are you confused by the "Me! ME! ME!!!" attitude of your child? According to Dr. Michale Wetter, whether your child is six, sixteen, or thirty-six years old, it may be time for an entitlement intervention. Change yourself to change your children. Starting with a ten-question quiz to determine "How Entitled Is My Kid?," Dr. Wetter's new book, Earn It! What to Do When Your Kid Needs an Entitlement Intervention, will teach you how to create a family culture where responsibilities are honored, praise has meaning, decisions are made skillfully, and gratitude is second nature. 

With family exercises and parent challenges drawn from real-life family scenarios, this book provides an opportunity to reflect on how you can adjust your parenting style to create a family dynamic that nurtures your children into generous, balanced, and hard-working adults. Don't miss this show in which you'll find practical tips on chores and allowances, friends and social media, co-parenting, and cultivating true resilience.

October 2017

10/30/2017

Goodness To Go: A Handbook For Humanitarians
Show Guest: Dr. Fran Hamilton
Goodness To Go: A Handbook For Humanitarians
Expect to be changed by reading this book. Watch for the buds of authentic action emerging in your own life that will be inspired by these words. Goodness To Go takes us through the process of clarifying our purpose, helping us overcome internal and external barriers, and launches us into compassionate action. Grounded in experiential knowledge and guided by wise intuition, this writing is a joy to take in. Share it widely! Beth Osnes, Ph.D. - Co-founder of Mothers Acting Up
Goodness To Go is the name of a social enterprise and the title of a handbook for humanitarians written by Fran I. Hamilton, M.D. Proceeds from the sale of the handbook benefit the missions of the Goodness To Go social enterprise. The handbook’s intent is to mobilize the spirit of giving by offering a process to clarify and mobilize your goodness to go in ways that are sustainable and enjoyable.

10/23/2017

Everyday Narcissism: Yours, Mine, and Ours
Show Guest: Nancy Van Dyken
Nancy Van Dyken’s book, Everyday Narcissism: Yours, Mine, and Ours, is not about people with the clinical diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder. It’s for people like you and me—people who don’t have a major personality issue but whose lives aren’t as fulfilling or as joyful as we want them to be. Everyday Narcissism helps readers understand how EN manifests in their own lives, and teaches them how to heal it. This awareness provides a foundation for creating greater happiness, more fulfilling relationships, less reactivity, and more meaning.
CO-HOST - Michael Fink: Co-Founder & Outreach Director of Thero.org Affordable Therapy Project: Thero.org is a non-profit community of treatment providers who are building a national mental health resource directory. The Affordable Therapy Project is a collaborative group of organizations that coordinates mental health professionals to provide pro bono sessions to survivors of national crises, victims of natural disasters, and high-risk communities.

10/16/2017

From the best of "Answers for the Family" :
Kicking Addiction: How Naltrexone Blocks Opiod Highs in the Brain

SHOW GUEST: Kenneth Corioso

According to Psychology Today, Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist which has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of narcotic drug and alcohol dependence since the mid-90s. An opioid antagonist, Naltrexone is a drug which blocks the opioid receptors in the brain and prevents opioids drugs like heroin from binding to the receptors. The patient does not experience a high when using these substances.According to Kenneth Corioso, owner and Chief Operations Officer of Inland Detox, Inc., "The opioid epidemic has brought new challenges to the field of addiction medicine and there are ways to combat the increasing number of overdoses and fatalities associated with it." Join us as Corioso discusses the integration of cutting-edge treatments, such as Naltrexone implants, and how it gives the person suffering from substance abuse disorder a better chance of getting through the first year of sobriety."

10/09/2017

Wilderness Therapy Hawaiian-Style
Show Guests: Dr. John Souza & Mike Sullivan

Pacific Quest's unique wilderness therapy approach to change incorporates the best of wilderness therapy with the structure and clinical resources found in quality intermediate and residential care settings. Dr. John Souza, Therapist and Mike Sullivan, Family Services Director, share how students engage in life-changing experiences through the integration of a neuropsychological clinical model, which integrates many of Pacific Quest's guiding principles, including: Horticultural Therapy, Whole-Person wellness, and a dynamic Rites of Passage curriculum. Pacific Quest's Sustainable Growth model teaches valuable life skills by fostering an environment that promotes self-care, personal awareness and stewardship of one's community.

10/02/2017

Learning to Think Strategically: Why is there a Surging Demand and Shrinking Supply of Strategic Thinkers?
Show Guest: Dr. Julia Sloan
Article after article and leader after leader pleads and ploys for innovative global strategists - not as a mere means of survival, but to compete! So where are these strategists and who are they?  Dr. Julia Sloan declares that, "Successful strategy is always past tense" and if organizations have more than a hope and a prayer of remaining competitive. Dr. Sloans new book, Learning to Think Strategically hones in on just this very issue and provides insight into how successful strategists learn to think strategically.

September 2017

09/25/2017

​Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart
Show Guest: Scott Stabile
In each chapter of Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart, Scott shares a personal experience that pulled him from his center and the ways in which he brought himself back to peace, and to love.
Throughout Big Love, Scott also encourages each of us to choose love in our own lives. "I'd like this book to inspire you to consider love as the guiding force in your life," writes Scott. "We can all be love-spreaders, if we choose to be. You don't even need to quit your day job. Every time we choose compassion over condemnation, we spread love. Every time we find the courage to forgive, we spread love. Life presents us with daily opportunities to share a little, or a whole lotta, love."

09/18/2017

The UNI CAT: Comprehensive Assessment & Treatment Program for Youth
Show Guests: Dr. Matthew Pierson & Dr. Amanda Stoeckel

The University Neuropsychiatric Institute's (UNI) Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment (CAT) program offers a four to six week, comprehensive clinical evaluation for ages 5-17 in a safe and secure environment. Join us as Dr. Pierson and Dr. Stoekel describe how the success of the program hinges on the focus, clarity and direction each individual case receives.

09/11/2017

LIVE YOUR HAPPY – Get Out of Your Own Way and Find the Love Within
Show Guest: Maria Felipe
While millions have found A Course in Miracles life changing, others have been put off by its more esoteric, metaphysical aspects. Reverend Maria Felipe banishes those road blocks in her new book, Live Your Happy: Get Out of Your Own Way and Find the Love Within.

Live Your Happy is not a philosophic explanation of the Course; it is a practical guide for living it. The book includes real-world examples from Maria’s life and from her students’ experiences. In nine crystal-clear chapters, Maria shows readers how to get the “cuckoo voice of the ego” out of the way, connect with their “inner teacher,” and access personal power and strength.

09/04/2017

The Wonders of Language or How to Make Noises and Influence People 
Show Guest: Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts, author of The Wonders of Language or How to Make Noises and Influence People, offers a stimulating introduction to our greatest gift as a species: our capacity for articulate language. We are mostly as blissfully unaware of the intricacies of the structure of language as fish are of the water they swim in. We live in a mental ocean of nouns, verbs, quantifiers, morphemes, vowels and other rich, strange and deeply fascinating linguistic objects.

Join us as Ian introduces a most this amazing world, one that offers a thought-provoking and accessible introduction to the main discoveries and theories about language, designed for general readers, as well as undergraduates who are curious about linguistics and language

August 2017

08/28/2017

More Than a Visit to the Zoo! Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary Presents Kids’ Educational Program
Show Guest: Bobbi Brink
Bobbi Brink, founder of Lions Tigers & Bears, shares with our listeners the series of events that led to the creation of her NO KILL, NO BREED, NO SELL rescue and educational facility that allows the animals in their care the opportunity to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment. With a primary concerns are for the health, comfort and safety of their animals, Brinks has made it her life’s work to rescue and provide homes for as many of these tortured animals as possible.
In this very special interview Bobbi will share her great love, inspiring her passion for animals in our children. As she explains, Lions, Tigers & Bears’ Kids Program, was designed to be more than a visit to the zoo, it is complete with an exciting educational video, followed by guided visit around the sanctuary where children will be inspired to learn about our rescued animals, their rescue stories and general facts about each species.

08/21/2017

JOY FIXES FOR WEARY PARENTS: 101 Quick, Research-Based Ideas for Overcoming Stress and Building a Life You Love 
Show Guest: Erin Leyba PhD
Studies over the last 13 years by the Gottman Institute suggest that between 40 and 70 percent of couples experience "stress, profound conflict, and drops in marital satisfaction" after having a baby together. There is good news in Joy Fixes for Weary Parents: 101 Quick, Research-Based Ideas for Overcoming Stress and Building a Life You Love by family therapist and parenting blogger Erin Leyba, PhD. In 101 short, simple chapters Leyba integrates current research findings, illustrative stories, and actions steps to assist parents in becoming "fiercely deliberate" about their joy.

Blending mindfulness tools, Internal Family Systems therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, along with plenty of successful examples, Leyba skillfully helps parents reorient themselves to a state of calm, humor, and peace.

08/14/2017

Lessons from a Difficult Person - How to Deal With People Like Us
Show Guest: Sarah Elliston
The funny thing is that Sarah Elliston never realized she was "a difficult person," --someone who harangued people until she got her way, threw snip fits and temper tantrums, talked over her bosses and pointed out what she thought were their misconceptions. In her family, where she felt bullied, the only way she knew how to get someone's attention and approval was to voice her opinion--and loudly! Without standing her ground, how could she do what she thought was best for herself and everyone else around her. She wasn't intentionally mean-spirited. She was just trying to do what she thought was RIGHT!   Until a kind, but firm, boss woke her up! With great compassion, and strength, her boss pointed out that her actions had consequences. That in being "difficult," she was not only disrupting the office camaraderie and production, but impeding her own professional advancement.  
 
Join us Sarah shares her transformation-- when she started on the journey to leave behind the difficult person, and become the woman who teaches others how to deal with difficult people. Sarah "Sam" Elliston is now bringing forth her vital manual on how to awaken the challenging personality, and change both the relationship and the environment with her new book Dealing with Difficult People; Lessons Learned from a Difficult Person.

08/07/2017

July 2017

07/31/2017

10 Steps to Wilderness  Therapy
Show Guests: Dr. Mark Burdick & Steven  Demille
If you are a parent or a practitioner who needs to know more about Wilderness Therapy, 10 Steps to Wilderness Therapy is a must-have guide to work through the ‘tough’ questions and find successful solutions. The guide was created to help you avoid the scenarios of getting caught in a crisis to then waste money. In 10 Steps, Dr Burdick provides you with guidance on how to make the right preparation, and all you need is an iPad, iPhone, or computer to download his e-book for free.

Joining Dr. Burdick in our interview is Steve Demille, Executive Director of Redcliff Ascent Wilderness Program. Dr. Burdick and DeMille will discuss how wilderness-based programs, such as Redcliff, are not about sitting on a couch and talking about the problems in life, they are about touching, feeling, smelling and seeing what life has to offer. Through experiential activities, students can experience real change in their live, manifesting their true emotions and behaviors as individuals and peers.

07/24/2017

The Alchemy of Pain, Celebration and Awakening

Show Guest: Britten Devereux

According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, 70-90% of people who engage care for their mental illness report improvements in quality of life. Britten Devereux, Chief Clinical Officer at the D’Amore Healthcare, describes to our audience how important it is for an addicted individual and/or their loved ones to step back from common symptoms of anger and fear before making decisions for care.

In this not-to-be-missed interview, join us as Devereux shares that although a person’s age, creed, drug or, the combination of substances and behaviors are certainly important factors in designing the treatment protocols, the real key to long-term recovery involves so much more. Bottom line, it is the person’s genuine desire to seek help and willingness to reformulate their lifestyle to include sustained engagement and relationships with sober peers so that the individual can respond to triggers or cravings with uncanny awareness and purposefulness.

07/17/2017

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT AND GLOBAL HEALTH: A Twenty-First-Century Agenda
Show Guest: Shari Dworkin
What is women's empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women's health? These are questions that the University of California Global Health Institute's (UCGHI) Center of Expertise (COE) on Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment aimed to answer with this book. According to Shari L. Dworkin, co-editor of Women's Empowerment and Global Health, the oppression of women and girls is a pervasive human rights violation with profound effects on their health and wellbeing.

Women's Empowerment and Global Health presents thirteen multidisciplinary case studies that demonstrate how science and advocacy can be creatively merged to enhance the agency and status of girls and women. Seven of the chapters are enriched by complementary videos that provide readers with context about programs in India, Kenya, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

07/10/2017

A Penny for Your Thoughts Cards: Inspire Communication, Connection, and Problem-solving
Show Guests: Janine McGraw & Kathryn Snell-Ryan

A Penny for Your Thoughts innovates interactive card games and products that inspire communication, connection, and problem-solving. A Penny For Your Thoughts: A Survival Kit for Kids & Adults is a kid-friendly communication card game that sparks conversation and playfully opens the door to kids' social and emotional lives. The book includes 80 hand-illustrated cards designed to increase connection between kids and adults, foster positive ways to communicate feelings, and teach social and emotional skills that lead to success-at home, at school and with friends.

This game integrates Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills, helping children to articulate their feelings and learn how to manage them in healthy and adaptive ways. While these skills aren't learned overnight, we believe that practicing them can be fun, connecting, and completely within reach! Join us as Janine and Kathryn describe how A Penny for Your Thoughts uses the power of SEL to create a unique learning experience can truly be challenging, engaging, and meaningful for the entire family.

07/03/2017

From the best of "Answers for the Family":
"Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear" 

Show Guest: Carrie Goldman 

Our guest, multiple-award-winning author Carrie Goldman, shares with our audience how she became an unexpected voice for the international anti-bullying movement.  In Bullied, Goldman brings together the expertise of leading authorities with proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying.  Bulliedwon a National Parenting Publication Award and a Mom's Choice Award, both at the gold medal level, which is the highest honor offered.

June 2017

06/26/2017

Inoculated: How Science Lost Its Soul in Autism
 
Show Guest: Kent Heckenlively
 
It reads like a mystery thriller, a lone whistleblower, akin to All the President’s Men’s Deep Throat, spills the government’s secrets. But like the film Contagion, what’s at risk is the health of millions! But fiction it is not. This remarkable chronicle wades directly into the maelstrom that is the vaccine/autism controversy. Kent Heckenlively’s Inoculated: How Science Lost Its Soul in Autism may initially read like a spy novel but unfolds to a complete accounting of all the actions and documents that comprise a government cover-up, putting a vast number of the nation’s children at great risk to trigger autism once inoculated with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Heckenlively, the father of a child stricken with autism after being vaccinated—who remains unable to speak—reviewed some of the most damaging government documents with deep emotion as he realized that had the information been made public in 2000 when the initial indicators were surfacing, he and his wife could have made informed choices that could have saved his children from their struggles.  Whether you already believe there was a government cover-up, that vaccines can be harmful to children—or you haven’t made up your mind, you owe yourself a look at the facts in Inoculated.

06/19/2017

Why Kids in Foster Care or Anywhere in America are Vulnerable to Human Trafficking
Show Guest: Dr. John DeGarmo
As anyone who has worked with foster children will tell you, most foster children face an enormous amount of emotional issues, many times stemming from the lack of healthy love. And for those who may have been abused, beaten, or neglected, they typically suffer great difficulty connecting with others, as well as managing their own emotions. According to Dr. DeGarmo, director of The Foster Care Institute, human traffickers target vulnerable children, including those in large facilities, such as large foster care group homes, where they are able to locate a greater number of children who are defenseless, naïve, and hurting, thus easier targets to victimize, lure, and exploit.

He sheds light on the dark little secret many in our society either are not aware of it, or refuse to acknowledge, which is: the highest rate of child sex trafficking occurs right here in the United States. Shockingly, between 300,000-400,000 children are exploited commercially in our nation for purposes of sex each year. In addition, roughly 2 million children are exploited in this manner across the globe, and it is estimated that human trafficking generates more than 32 billion a year, which is second only to drug trafficking. While it may be almost impossible to fully protect children from the dangers online, in this eye-opening interview Dr. DeGarmo shares the most important strategies that all parents, and anyone caring for children, can implement to better protect them from these threats.

06/12/2017

Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood

SHOW GUEST: Bailey Gaddis

Before she was a beloved pregnancy blogger, certified birthing doula, and childbirth preparation educator, author Bailey Gaddis met her own pregnancy by buying a bunch of books - which, for the most part, made her even more confused, insecure, and scared.

Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood is her way of giving pregnant women and new moms a better option.  Adopting the principles and philosophy of feng shui, the Chinese system of a connected inner and outer harmony, this book guides women to their balanced center and supports them in tapping into the primal energies brought forth in the birthing experience.

Feng Shui Mommy offers a holistic approach to pregnancy and child rearing, with chapters dedicated to the mind, body, and spirit for each trimester.  The book is composed of four parts- First Trimester, Second Trimester, Third Trimester, and the Fourth Trimester, which happens to be the first three months after the baby is born. Illustrations enliven the text throughout. Feng Shui Mommy is an oasis that welcomes all, encouraging each woman to unapologetically embrace her own journey," writes Bailey. "This book gives you permission to follow your own path to birth and beyond."

06/05/2017

InnovaTel Telepsychiatry - Bringing High-Quality Mental Health Care to People in Rural Areas
SHOW GUESTS; Jonathan Evans & Dr. Liberty Eberly
   
"Founded in 2014, InnovaTel Telepsychiatry has built an impressive platform to deliver clinical services to under-served communities by leveraging innovative teleconferencing, video and voice technology, while also improving clinical practice standards. By focusing on a need created from a shortage of psychiatrists in community mental health settings, rural areas that experience difficulty recruiting and retaining qualified psychiatrists, can now receive excellent care.
Participating in sessions from the comfort of their own homes, patients can receive treatment without the stress of travel or up-close, face-to-face meetings in clinical settings. This approach also allows practitioners to increase productivity, and have more availability to actually practice psychiatry.In our interview with Jon Evans and Dr. Liberty Eberly, they will share how InnovaTel's founders came to believe in the viability of the telepsychiatry model, as well as real live success stories from the both practitioners and patients.

May 2017

05/22/2017

I AM WHO I SAY I AM –  Personal empowerment to withstand the pressures at school, home, and in the work

Show Guest: Mischa Martineau

A message to parents: Are you ready to positively influence the trajectory of the life of your teen? The ultimate question is: What is your child thinking?

Mischa Martineau is the developer of the I AM WHO I SAY I AM - My Discovery Journal. It is an interactive journal with imaginative concepts around controlling self-talk to build resiliency, increase self-esteem and self-efficacy - the personal beliefs that determine the goals we dare to set and achieve. Whether your child faces challenges related to: bullying, cultural changes, mental and physical health and wellness, I AM WHO I SAY I AM aligns with programs of awareness to deepen their effectiveness and increase the participants' abilities to self-motivate and self-sustain personal growth and change. The I AM WHO I SAY I AM cognitive behavioral program, focuses on Martineau's assertion: "There is a powerful difference between telling a person what to think and teaching them to think for themselves."

05/15/2017

Carefrontation: Breaking Free from Childhood Trauma
SHOW GUEST: Arlene Drake
“Carefrontation can help anyone who has experienced emotional or physical abuse. Whether you know or suspect you were abused, this book will change your life for the better.” -Bob Beckel, CNN and USA Today commentator

You’re stuck. Stuck in anxiety, nightmares, depression, addictions and aggressions that sounds all too familiar for many adult survivors of abuse. You’ve been through countless hours of therapy and nothing has worked. You’ve survived your abuse but you haven’t recovered. You are not alone. Welcome to the end of endless therapy, where’s there’s a beginning, middle and end. In our interview, Arlene details her breakthough technique of working directly with the hurt child inside to get to the root of suffering and heal once and for all. Carefrontation: As Arlene shares, “If we can finally acknowledge that the suffering and the pain can stop, the destructive patterns can end. We can graduate, at last, into a life beyond “abuse victim” and for the first time take the power back from our abusers and finally be at peace.”

05/08/2017

Resilience Not Included: Practical Parenting Tips for Instilling Resilience

SHOW GUEST: Beth Terry
Beth Terry's book, Raising Resilient Kids, is packed with wonderful insights, practical information, and delightful stories from her 30 years of raising OPK's - Other People's Kids.

Like everyone, Beth learned the hard way, only instead of one child at a time, she started with three pre-teens all at once when she was only 33. After that, her involvement at church landed her a handful of god-kids who were hurting and needed her help, one of whom came with a Probation officer! She got those kids squared away, then fell in love with a man who had four little girls under the age of 10. Beth didn't have nine months to get used to the idea of kids in the home again... she dived right in.

Moms and Dads - this is the advice you wish you had when you started your family. Your kids will benefit, new moms and dads will love the sections on family meetings and chore lists. In an interview you will not want to miss,Terry shares her unique take on the world and how Raising Resilient Kids will help you make it through your day and give you ideas you can share with those you love.

05/01/2017

What We're Afraid to Ask: 365 Days of Healing for Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Show Guest: Anna M. Jones

Did you know that more than 3.6 million reports of child abuse are made annually in the United States involving more than 6.6 million children? (Childhelp Statistic). And what happens to these children when the abuse they suffered is left untreated? These individuals grow up while struggling with mental health issues and disorders such as low self-esteem, anger, anxiety, and depression just for starters. What We’re Afraid to Ask dares to pursue 365 questions most survivors are reluctant to to ask, such as, “How do we know what our Lord’s divine purpose is for our lives when we had parents who did everything in their power to extinguish our true characters?” This groundbreaking book will bring truth to the false beliefs the abused soul might have regarding God and themselves.

April 2017

04/24/2017

"Sober College examines and manages addiction treatment from a brain perspective"

SHOW GUEST: Oriana Murphy

A young adult's path to sustainable, long-term sobriety and healthy living requires an approach that is comprehensive, specifically tailored to age and creates an emotional attachment to the idea of being sober. This concept of attraction-based programming is at the core of what sets Sober College apart from other drug rehab centers.

Many young adults come to Sober College struggling in several aspects of their lives. The program empowers young women and men ages 18-26 to discover their purpose, find true passions and follow a path of excellence. They offer an innovative drug rehab program and one-of-a-kind treatment model built around the Five Core Competencies, seamlessly integrating academics and rehabilitation. Sober College's primary objective is to identify factors that have influenced the development of addiction and help clients learn how to cope with difficult emotions, be successful and live and enjoy life while sober.

04/17/2017

"IT TAKES ONE TO TANGO: How I Rescued My Marriage With (Almost) No Help From My Spouse-and How You Can, Too"

SHOW Guest: Winifred Reilly

What happens when your marriage is broken but you're the only one who wants to fix it? What if you're willing to see a counselor but your spouse isn't? When couples can't agree on how-or whether-to make their marriage better, many assume they've reached a dead end. Some give up and settle for a less-than-satisfying marriage. Some think the only way out is divorce.  Marriage and family therapist, Winifred Reilly, knows otherwise.
 
In Winifred Reilly's new book, IT TAKES ONE TO TANGO: How I Rescued My Marriage With (Almost) No Help From My Spouse-and How You Can, Too, she tells her personal story about trying to keep her own once troubled marriage from coming apart. Like most couples she works with, she wanted a happier marriage, not a divorce. Tune in and learn firsthand how Reilly succeeded in saving her marriage and how you can, too. As Reilly writes, "I know from experience that when one partner takes that first step...behaves in a new way, challenges the status quo, the other will usually follow. Sometimes slowly, not always cheerfully, and often not in the way we imagined. But eventually, both partners become stronger and healthier, and so does the marriage."

04/10/2017

"The WRAP, A Safe Restraint System that Reduces Risk of Injury"

Show Guest: Craig Zamolo

Confronted with a potentially violent situation, police officers or medical personnel must be prepared to react quickly if the need for constraint is deemed necessary. As far back as 1994, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) published an article identifying medical risks associated with restraining people face down. They recommended the safest method to restrain a person was in an upright seated position.

At that time, Ron O'Dell and Craig Zamolo, sergeants with the Walnut Creek Police Department in Walnut Creek, California were assignment to research safer alternatives for restraining people. They concluded that no existing restraint device adequately addressed the need. This absence of a safe, upright seated restraint device was the starting point for the creation of The WRAP.

Joins us to learn how The WRAP has been found to be safe and 100% effective by the Institute for the Prevention of In-Custody Deaths. Hundreds of agencies across the US and Canada are using the device, and it has been mandated in some states for juvenile institutions.
 

04/03/2017

"I, Bully: The Serious Consequences of Cyber Bullying"
Show Guest: Roy Dimond
I, Bully addresses the serious issue of cyber bullying. What makes this story unique is that it is told from the perspective of both the bully and the victim. The two main characters, the victim, Hannah and the bully, Eric, learn from each other in ways they could never have imagined. Eventually, spirit quests and restorative justice help build relationships that lead to enlightenment and reconciliation.

Be sure to listen in and share this interview, as Roy Dimond's exciting new novel I, Bully is as real as it gets, offering insight into why a bully chooses to hurt and intimidate, what victims experience, and why they are victims. An outstanding, heart-filled novel, I, Bully promises to empower and touch all who read it.

March 2017

03/27/2017

"Tell Me No. I Dare You! A Crisis In the Making"

Show Guests: Scott Silverman & Brian Couey

Scott Silverman’s book, "Tell Me No. I Dare You!" is a reflection of his personal journey.

Joined by fellow guest, Brian Couey, Director of Outpatient Services at the Hazelton Betty Ford Foundation, they will discuss how Scott’s book captures his real life journey from a near suicide to starting a multi-million dollar non-profit helping thousands of at-risk teens enter into the workplace, into society, into productive lives.

While it might sound like a screenplay, every word is true. Part memoir, part how-to, Tell Me No. I Dare You!, is honest, poignant, hilarious, but most importantly, your guidebook to accepting the challenge of turning the nos in your life into action-filled yeses.

According to Scott, “Heroes are made, not born.” We encourage you to join Scott and Brian as they reveal the steps a person in crisis can apply this to their lives and find the courage to live up to their potential.

03/20/2017

Show Guest: Tom Sterner
To be fully engaged in life means that we have clear goals as well as the focus and skills to accomplish those goals with ease and a sense of calm awareness. In his first book, The Practicing Mind, which remains a bestseller in its category, Thomas Sterner set out clear guidelines for developing focus and discipline to achieve any life goal.

In his latest book, Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life. he explores specific techniques, such as thought awareness training and setting goals with accurate data, and demonstrates how using these techniques will not only help you reach your objectives, but will keep you engaged in each moment of your life, throughout the process of accomplishing those goals. Engage with us as we explore how being Fully Engaged in life will result in less stress and more satisfaction in every aspect of your daily living.

03/13/2017

Making Wellness and Writing Fun
Kathryn Kemp Guylay
For most people, the words “wellness” and “writing” are not typically followed by the word “fun”.  But Kathryn Kemp Guylay, author, business coach and wellness expert, is on a mission to change that word association.
A “recovering management consultant” turned nonprofit leader tuned change agent, Kathryn is on a mission to empower others to pursue their life dreams with maximum energy, productivity and passion.

The New York Times reports that 80% of the US population reports the desire to write and publish a book. Kathryn also helps people tap into their creativity as a way to live a more passionate, purposeful life. As an author advocate, she helps aspiring authors navigate the confusing, often discouraging word of publishing.
Kathryn’s work all boils down to empowerment of others and keeping things positive. You can find more about Kathryn and her work at makewellnessfun.com.

03/06/2017

"The Angry Therapist: A No BS Guide to Finding and Living Your Own Truth"

Show Guest: John Kim
Traditional therapists avoid transparency, but Kim preferred the language of "me too" as opposed to "you should." He blogged about his own shortcomings, revelations, views on relationships, and the world.
As a result, people emerged from the blogosphere eager to work with him. He had sessions in coffee shops, on walks around a lake, online with people from all around the world, and devised a new, simpler, and more effective way to help people change.
According to Kim, traditional therapy is becoming a luxury, as few of us have the time or money to devote to going to an office every week. Kim's approach is accessible, real, and to-the-point.
In his new book, The Angry Therapist, A No BS Guide to Finding and Living Your Own Truth, Kim shares a radical new approach to creating a life of growth and change. He thinks of himself as a lifestyle designer, not a therapist, and he helps people make changes to their lives so that personal growth happens organically, just by living.

February 2017

02/27/2017

"Powerful Beyond Measure: 3 Steps to Claim Your Power Within for a Happy and Healthy Life"

Show Guest: Cynthia Mazzaferro

Powerful Beyond Measure, by Cynthia Massaferro, is a transformational guide to living a life of authenticity and abundance that's deeply rooted in love, acceptance, compassion, and kindness. Through insight, self-exploration, and step-by-step, practical exercises, Powerful Beyond Measure guides readers along a life long the journey to embracing their authentic self, and if fulled with strategies to release fear, eliminate self-limiting beliefs. Massaferro explains why we are so out of balance and provides readers with the ultimate 'how-to' E-motional Fitness guide to actually achieve self-expression, truth, self-love, inner-peace, and so much more!

02/20/2017

"Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle"
Show Guest: Dr. Neil Brown
When families come to Dr. Neil Brown with a problem, it’s not because they haven’t tried to solve it and it’s not because they didn’t have good ideas or intentions. It’s just that the problem persists in spite of their best efforts to resolve it.
After years of working to help families solve problems, Dr. Brown came to understand the power of ongoing negative relationship patterns, and once he focused his therapeutic efforts on changing the pattern, he was able to empower families to solve their problems.
Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle reveals the secrets of Dr. Brown’s highly successful approach which specifically focuses on middle and high school age kids since this is such a common age for Control Battles and the issues of adolescence are specific and unique.
In this book the reader will discover the power of the Control Battle, the three drivers that cause and support it and the two powerful tools that end it. So if you’re a parent beginning to experience parental burnout or you are concerned that your teenager is going in the wrong direction and your best efforts to help him or her are not solving the problem, you need to turn in this highly informative interview and learn the steps to Ending the Parent-Teen Control Battle in your family today!

02/13/2017

In the Dark, New Ways to Avoid the Harmful Effects of Technology

SPECIAL GUEST: Jason Bawden-Smith

“Jason Bawden-Smith has made visible one of the greatest risks of modern life and taught us what to do to protect our health… I intend to make quite a fuss until the people I love have all read In the Dark and are taking action.” – Catherine Austin Fitts
With regard to the harmful effects of living in a technologically connected world, author and environmental scientist Jason Bawden-Smith believes we are currently in the first two stages. We are in the dark.

There’s no doubt technology serves great function in this day and age, and will continue to do so. In the Dark simply brings stronger awareness to the adverse effects technology can have, and offers simple and practical measures people can take, without feeling they have to compromise the lifestyle they want.

02/06/2017

LEAP OF PERCEPTION: The Transforming Power of Your Attention

Guest Name: Penney Peirce

What is the perception of the future? And how do we get there now?” And why is it not surprising that almost every major university is conducting research in the areas of intuition and human perception? In the Leap of Perception, Penney Peirce focuses on these questions, less intent on how people might view the future and more concerned with exploring how people will use perceptual processes in an evolving world. Leap of Perception helps us understand, and learn to practice, new "attention skills" that will soon seem normal, and it provides numerous “Try This!” exercises that allow the reader to absorb the book’s content through both left- and right-brain knowing. Included are such things as: direct knowing, undivided attention, flow attention, unified field attention, collective-self attention, and working skillfully with the imaginal realm to materialize new realities in the blink of an eye.

January 2017

01/30/2017

"If We're Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone? How to Build Intimacy with an Emotionally Unavailable Partner"

Show Guest: Guest: Holly Parker, PHd

Living with an emotionally absent partner can be overwhelming. Constantly overcoming a silent distance can leave the sense that the give-and-take in a relationship has disappeared. But even the most broken relationship can be reinvigorated. In helping real-world couples achieve a fulfilling future, Harvard University clinical psychologist Dr. Holly Parker has developed a program filled with practical exercises and powerful advice for individuals on both sides of an emotionally damaged relationship.

In If We're Together, Why Do I Feel So Alone?, Dr. Holly Parker brings a fresh approach on building intimacy. With patience, empathy, and willpower, her program is a bridge that can help restore balance and peace of mind, and turn a damaged partnership back into a rewarding and joyful bond.

01/23/2017

"HOPE COMING - New therapy wipes out cancer cells - no side effects, no damage to healthy cells "

SHOW GUEST: Matthew Gdovin, PHd

Dr. Matthew Gdovin's lab is researching and conducting clinical trials using a therapy that combines a drug and a specific wavelength of light that activates the drug which is called, "photodynamic therapy." The photodynamic therapy protocol developed by Dr. Gdovin's team triggers the cell to commit suicide, a processes known as "apoptosis." Unlike the devastating effects of more traditional therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy, they lab's studies conclude that the compound without the light is not only not toxic, the light without the compound is benign. The result is cell death is limited only to the areas containing the compound and receiving the light.

So far, the therapy has been successful in killing a less aggressive breast cancer, an aggressive triple negative breast cancer, two forms of prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Amazingly, 70% - 98% of the targeted cancer cells underwent apoptosis within two hours of treatment. Next, the team will test their photodynamic therapy in other cancer cells lines including, lung cancer, liver cancer, and glioblastoma. Hope is on the way! Join us as Dr. Gdovin describes to our listeners the magnitude of their initial findings and the "next steps" with the FDA and clinical trials as soon an Investigational New Drug (IND) is granted.

01/16/2017

LET THEM PLAY: The Power and Joy of Mindful Sports Parenting

SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Jerry Lynch

American youth sports are in crisis: Parents are fighting with referees, coaches, their kids, and one another. Micro-managed kids are losing their passion to play. In Let Them Play, sports psychologist and team consultant Dr. Jerry Lynch provides an antidote to parental over involvement. Let Them Play offers parents a welcome alternative with strategies and tools taken from Lynch’s work with national champions to help kids to perform at higher levels, become better team players, and most important, have more fun.

Combining psychological insight with spiritual principles from Taoism and Buddhism, Let Them Play focuses on parents of children in competitive sports, his advice extends beyond soccer, baseball, basketball, and track to successful performance in the game of life.

01/09/2017

Lead with Your Heart: Lessons from A Life with Horses
 
SHOW GUEST: Dr. Allan Hamilton

So what do horses have to do with family living? After 20 years of training horses, using them to teach medical students better bedside manners, and learning personal life lessons from them, award-winning author and celebrated neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton thinks they can teach us much about parenting and bringing the family unit closer together. According to Hamilton, "To learn from horses, it's not necessary to ride them or own them. We all can learn through stories about them." In Lead With Your Heart, Lessons From A Life With Horses, Dr. Hamilton combines his understanding of the human brain with nearly 30 years' experience training horses to offer wisdom on such universal themes as leadership, motivation, ambition, and humility.

Whether you're searching for greater spiritual depth, seeking "horse sense" secrets for achieving a more successful life, or simply want to better understand your children, life partner, or four-legged friends, our interview with Dr. Hamilton is sure to impart wise advise that will stay with you throughout 2017 and further on down the dusty trail of life!

01/02/2017

Kicking Addiction: How Naltrexone Blocks Opiod Highs in the Brain

SHOW GUEST: Kenneth Corioso

According to Psychology Today, Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist which has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of narcotic drug and alcohol dependence since the mid-90s. An opioid antagonist, Naltrexone is a drug which blocks the opioid receptors in the brain and prevents opioids drugs like heroin from binding to the receptors. The patient does not experience a high when using these substances.According to Kenneth Corioso, owner and Chief Operations Officer of Inland Detox, Inc., "The opioid epidemic has brought new challenges to the field of addiction medicine and there are ways to combat the increasing number of overdoses and fatalities associated with it." Join us as Corioso discusses the integration of cutting-edge treatments, such as Naltrexone implants, and how it gives the person suffering from substance abuse disorder a better chance of getting through the first year of sobriety."

December 2016

12/26/2016

From the best of Answers for the Family:
Holiday Stress: Avoid the Trap of Emotional Eating

Special Guest:  Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., Psychologist, Speaker and Expert in the Psychodiagnostic Assessment and Treatment of Eating Disorders   

Dr. Dena Cabrera joins Allen and Melody to explore the abundance of holiday foods, combined with the added stress of the season, that can result in emotional eating. Dr. Cabrera will discuss simple strategies to help you avoid the trap of over indulging this holiday season.

12/19/2016

CALLING THE SHOTS Why Parents Reject Vaccines

Show Guest: Jennifer Reich

“In 2015, California lawmakers voted to approve SB 277, a bill that ends granting vaccine exemptions to parents who cite personal or religious reasons; medical exemptions are still allowed. This ruling came as a huge blow to the powerful anti-vaccination movement, but after 147 people contracted measles at Disneyland in late 2014, the decision was clear. In order to prevent a widespread outbreak of measles, mumps, and rubella, the national vaccination rate must be between 96% and 99%. Immunizations against childhood illnesses are touted as one of the greatest achievements in modern medicine, so why would parents rather risk their child contracting a deadly virus than simply receiving a round of vaccinations?

Sociologist Jennifer A. Reich spent over a decade studying the phenomenon of vaccine refusal and interviewing everyone involved, from the of parents who distrust vaccines and the corporations that make them, to the health providers and policy makers who see them as essential to ensuring community health. Placing these stories in dialogue with those of pediatricians who see the devastation vaccine-preventable diseases can cause and the policy makers who aim to create healthy communities, Calling the Shots offers a unique opportunity to understand the points of disagreement on what is best for children, communities, and public health and the opportunities to bridge these differences.

12/12/2016

Connecting in the Land of Dementia: Creative Activities to Explore Together
SHOW GUESTS: Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin
 
“A ‘must read’ for every care partner because it really helps you to look at things differently! This book is very special in the way it provides you with hundreds of suggestions on how to be a good care partner for someone with dementia and enjoy this yourself as well.” - Marc Wortmann, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Disease International. Finding the connection with a loved one afflicted with dementia is a challenge millions of people face. Connecting in the Land of Dementia also features the innovative ideas of about seventy thought leaders in the field of dementia and creative areas such as music, movement, cooking, nature, storytelling, poetry, movies, technology, and more. The benefits readers can look forward to when they do the activities in this book together — increased energy, increased socialization, reduced anxiety, and chances to express yourselves in new and meaningful ways. The ideas are easy to do and they are adaptable to all ages and abilities. Caregivers can simply incorporate them into their daily routine and they will enrich their time together.

November 2016

11/28/2016

YOUR BEST HEALTH CARE NOW
SHOW GUEST: Frank Lalli
Inspired by his viral New York Times article, prize-winning investigative journalist Frank Lalli details how he mastered the ins and outs of health care—and how you, too.. When Lalli began researching the cost of the drug to keep his cancer at bay, he contacted over 16 different institutions and received bewilderingly different answers and was quoted prices ranging from $571 to just $2 a day. He eventually acquired the drug for free. YOUR BEST HEALTH CARE NOW is an accessible guide to today’s health system, the book gives readers the tools to make smart decisions that could save them hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars. Whether readers want to get all of the free preventive services they qualify for or negotiate over tens of thousands with a surgeon, if they’re looking for an effective $4-a-month generic drug or the best price for a costly brand-name, or if they recently enrolled in Obamacare and feel worried about high insurance deductibles and rising premiums, YOUR BEST HEALTH CARE NOW shows the way to take charge of one’s wellbeing.

11/21/2016

Forks Over Knives Family: A Complete Guide to a Whole-food, Plant-based Lifestyle

SHOW GUESTS: Alona Pulde, MD, and Matthew Lederman, MD

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling Forks Over Knives Plan comes a complete guide to a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle for your entire family, Forks Over Knives Family. Doctors Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman has compiled more than 125 delicious kid-friendly recipes and tips for raising a whole-foods-loving child in a junk-food-laden world. The book addresses major obstacles and parenting concerns such as: Are supplements and vitamins necessary? Is my kid eating enough? How can we transition to plant-based living with a house full of kids? What about birthday parties and play dates? In our interview, Doctors Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman share why whole food, plant-based eating is the best way to keep your family healthy and well-nourished.

11/14/2016

"Think Big!  Be Positive and Be Brave to Achieve Your Dreams"
Show Guest: Bob Imai
Bob Imai joins us to discuss his mentor, best-selling author Master Okawa's latest book, Think Big! In Think Big! Okawa shares his own philosophy of thinking big, thinking positive, and being brave which he believes are essential mindsets in achieving our dreams. He speaks to the process that gave him control of his thinking and led him to success.

"All achievements began with one thought," Okawa states. "And the size of these achievements was determined by the thinking that conceived them and the persistence with which the creative power of the mind was applied."

11/07/2016

"Secrets of the Father, A true story of a a search for birth parents that lead to a scandalous cover-up"

Show Guest: Paul Aubin

At five years of age, Paul Aubin was informed by his parents that he was an adopted child. He couldn't believe what his "parents" were telling him; they weren’t his birth parents, the Aubin’s adopted Paul from a home for unwed mothers in New England when they found out they couldn’t have children. In his autobiography, Secrets of the Father, Paul speaks to the missing pieces of the identity puzzle that many adoptees experience. Their sense of abandonment and rejection by their birth parents, trying to answer the question “Who am I”, and the mystery of not knowing any links to your past or family origin. This has life-long implications. Paul’s personal journey is absolutely amazing with an outcome that you aren’t going to believe.

October 2016

10/31/2016

"The Parents Toolkit" Recently Acquired a Sibling, "Being Me (And Loving It)"

Show Guest: Naomi Richards

Written for parents to help their children successfully navigate childhood problems, The Parent's Toolkit, is a foremost resource for helping kids grow up into happy, confident and resilient young adults. The Parent's Toolkit is aimed at parents with children aged 6+ and is divided into the most important areas of a child's life such as friendships, sibling relationships, secondary school transition, self-esteem, confidence etc.

Naomi's latest book, Being Me (And Loving It) - co-written with Julia Hague - is a wonderful complement to The Parent's Took Kit. Being Me (And Loving It) is a collection of 29 real life and relatable stories that can be used as part of the PSHE programme in schools or used by parents with their children at home.Don't miss this special interview in which Naomi will share her inspiration for creating a much needed resource that will help build self-esteem, body confidence and resilience in children aged 5-11. It also helps children with friendship issues, social media understanding, peer pressure, puberty and body image.

10/24/2016

Who are the Joneses Anyway? – Redefining Success

Show Guests: Bob and Susan Karcher

At one time or another, most of us have heard the expression “keeping up with the Joneses”, referring to a legendary family that has the world trying to keep up with them. They’re mentioned in tweets, movies, newscasts, articles, blogs, books, and more. They’re mysterious. They seem to be everywhere, but no one appears to have actually met them. Why is that? Too often we measure success by our accomplishments or the stuff we have accumulated. But life should be about so much more, like discovering who you are, why you are here, and the legacy you create. In Who Are the Joneses Anyway? you are led on your own “Joneses Journey”, asked relevant questions, and encouraged to be brave enough to seek the answers. The real-life approach and practical resources will help you get from where you are to where you want your life to be as you begin thinking less about your “what” and more about your “who.”

10/17/2016

Integrative Mastery: 4th Level Family Relationships

Show Guest Guest: Al Killeen

Al Kileen's upcoming book, 4 Levels of Identity, is based premise is that humans are capable of achieving an advanced level of identity in all domains of their lives (embodied/empowered values) rather than operating from the ego-based 3rd Level. Unfortunately, most people never truly achieve and live at the 4th Level, but that level is where true effectiveness, power, freedom and significance are generated.

In this interview, Al will discuss how in the realm of families, 4th Level Identity is critical to creating 4th Level children, which sets them up for meaningful and fulfilled lives, as well bringing success to one's marriage, work and other relationships.

10/10/2016

"Young People in Recovery: Creating Support Systems to Help Youth Sustain Their Recovery"

Show Guest: Justin Luke Riley

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, use of illicit drugs during 2015 was reported by 23.6 percent of 12th graders. Breaking down the numbers, alcohol use topped the charts at 58.2% with marijuana/Hashish use at 34.9%. These alarming numbers make it no surprise that between 5% and 8% of the youth population in the U.S. develop a substance use disorder.

Inspired by the success of the collegiate recovery community at Rutgers University, Justin Luke Riley (YPR's President & CEO) and a team of dedicated individuals created Young People in Recovery (YPR) in 2010. Establishing its nonprofit status in 2015, YPR has almost doubled in size to 89 chapters in 30 states in the last 5 years. Chapters support young people in or seeking recovery by providing improve access to treatment and enabling them to obtain stable employment, secure suitable housing, and explore continuing education. Chapters also advocate on the local and state levels for better accessibility of these services and other effective recovery resources.

10/03/2016

WAGING INNER PEACE:  Introducing Ancient Mind-Body Wellness Techniques

SHOW GUEST: Eric Walrabenstein

WAGING INNER PEACE chronicles how 5,000 hard-charging U.S. military veterans came to use yoga’s ancient science of mind to heal from the stresses induced by the horrors of war. It then takes the reader through the very same one-of-a-kind process to create a happier life through mind-body mastery.

Written by former U.S. Army infantry officer turned yoga master, Eric Walrabenstein, Waging Inner Peace chronicles the creation of the BOOTSTRAP yoga system, one of the world’s most comprehensive mind-body solutions for calming and rebalancing the nervous system for happy and relaxed living. Waging Inner Peace is a must read for anyone wanting to understand how yoga’s mind-body wisdom can be used to help us, as the author puts it, master our humanness and live happier, healthier lives.

September 2016

09/26/2016

“Transforming Relationships: Using Meditation and Writing as Vehicles for Healing, Well-Being and Community”
SHOW GUEST:  Jackie Parker
There is great power in the stories that we carry. According to Jackie Parker, the stories that wait to be written hold truths that can heal and deepen us. In Jackie’s The Power of Our Stories workshops held in communities, healthcare settings, and workplaces throughout the country, she helps attendees learn to express themselves and connect to each other in ways we all long for and need. As her teaching has evolved, Jackie has greatly enjoyed creating workshops for women and their teenage daughters. She share one memorable event in which many of the mothers were first generation Americans: Mexican, Filipino, Korean, who, by any standards had achieved a great deal having worked and studied their way to impressive positions.. Leaving their phones and connective devices in another room, they began simply by sitting in quiet together, breathing in silence for five minutes. As moods shifted, each picked up their pens and they flowed into writing their stories. At the end of the workshop, the group heard many deep and wise stories. As Jackie shares, “It was a day like so many in my workshops, where profound connections were made on many levels, as mothers and daughters embraced each other and the process of reconnecting and healing began.

09/19/2016

“Helping and Preventing Autism:  A Complete Guide”

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Jerry Kartzinel
In 2006, autism became the leading disorder affecting children in the United States. While diagnoses skyrocket and parents struggle to find help, a group of innovative doctors has been pioneering therapies and treatments that are remarkably effective in healing conditions associated with autism. As word spreads about these incredible discoveries— helped in part by Jenny McCarthy's book Louder Than Words— parents are desperate to learn about the biomedical therapies for themselves. Since early intervention is key to a successful recovery, McCarthy has teamed up with Dr. Jerry Kartzinel, the doctor who successfully treated her son, to write the first book to give parents all the necessary information about biomedical treatment. Beginning with diagnosis, Dr. Kartzinel explains the different therapies that he uses. He shows parents how to make simple changes to their child's environment and diet that can result in marked improvements and are safe and easy to try at home. Whether a child has autism, ADD, ADHD, OCD, or an autism spectrum disorder, Healing and Preventing Autism is the authoritative reference book with the tools to heal your child.

09/12/2016
09/05/2016

The Art of Risk: The New Science of Courage, Caution & Chance

SHOW GUEST: Kayt Sukel

Are risk-takers born or made? This is the question that set Kayt Sukel on a quest to find the answers. "Simply put, I want to know how successful risk-takers are doing it - what particular blend of biology and experience held within allows us to know what risks are worth taking and what risks should be left alone," writes Sukel. In Sukel's new book, THE ART OF RISK, chapter by chapter, in a warm and readable style, she uses cutting-edge research to illustrate which parts of the brain drive behavior, the different genes and neurochemicals at play, and the complex interplay of biological and environmental variables that may give some the upper hand in risky situations, whether in the boardroom, on the playing field, in the classroom or on the military frontlines. At the same time, Sukel spotlights individuals whose life stories show how they have learned to take risks and make them work to their advantage, from a professional poker player to a female firefighter to a top neurosurgeon.
Come explore the possibilities as Sukel explains how to make the most of risk, how to be a better risk-taker and most of all, how to reset our definition of risk Marrying the knowledge of science with the wisdom of those who have played the game and won, THE ART OF RISK gives us advice that could make the difference between missing out and making it big.

August 2016

08/29/2016

How to Raise a Happy Teen: From One Parent in the Trenches to Another

Show Guest: Christie Halverson

When Christie Halverson became a mother, she and her husband began the journey to creating a better way of parenting that required their attitudes and actions shift out of the old paradigms they were raised in. According to Christie, it takes great self-introspection, patience, and an entirely new view based on the fact that teenagers are absolutely amazing creatures, who love fiercely and are incredibly funny.

From this new viewpoint, time and time again they found three simple commonsense principals, Empowerment, Validation, and Love, were all they needed to guide their teens into becoming self-confident, compassionate, and functional adults. From one parent in the trenches, join us as Christie gives hope and shares her successes in raising healthy, happy teens.
 

08/22/2016

"Adolescent Anxiety: Emotional and Behavioral Symptoms and Their Treatment”
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Alexander Young
According to Dr. Alexander Young, Director of Clinical Program Development and Outreach at Mountain Valley Treatment Center, anxiety is a normal part of adolescent development, and every individual will experience some episodes of stress, fear, and anxiety. the almost 10 million children who have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder experience a range of disabling emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms to an extent that interferes with nearly all aspects of home and school life. In many cases, the symptoms of anxiety will be experienced concurrently with other emotional or behavioral challenges. In our interview with Dr. Young, he explains why the first step to healing is for the youth to understand that they are not defined by their anxious temperament, or the anxiety they experience. Then, when armed with the right tools to use against their anxiety, they become empowered to “get over their fears.”

08/15/2016

Teenage Self-Destructive Behavior, What drives it and how can we fix it?

Show Guest: Jamison Monroe
   
Jamison Monroe, founder and CEO of Newport Academy strongly believes that the self-destructive behaviors in which teens are participating are external manifestations, or symptoms, of underlying, internal issues. The maladaptive coping mechanisms for which we see teens enter treatment include self-harm, substance abuse, eating disorders, conduct disorders and other forms of self-destructive behaviors. He believes an environment that provides safety and security, and above all, unconditional love, is what teens and their families need in order to heal.

Join us as Monroe describes the advanced, multiple modalities of psychological and experiential therapies that Newport Academy is utilizing when treating their teen residents and the entire family.

08/08/2016

Mober APP: Online APP for the Sober Community

SHOW GUEST: Ted Collins
Ted Collins, co-founder of MOBER APP, shares with our audience a new cutting-edge online community app that provides on-demand access for members of the sober community to connect with each other anytime, anyplace. Designed primarily as a supplement to any social model recovery program, MOBER makes it easier to build your sober social support network, while allowing members to be as anonymous as they wish. Furthermore, each profile has a public and private setting - giving members more control over who can view personal information. MOBER provides a library of video and audio content as well. These "mini-shares" are generated by our community and offer members an opportunity to personal comment on topics related to recovery. With this on-demand, short format, MOBER members can consume, share, and create bite-size servings of sober support and recovery content.

08/01/2016

"ON THE VERGE: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine"

SHOW GUEST: Cara Bradley

In the final race of her college track career, author and mental strength coach Cara Bradley beat her personal best by a remarkable six seconds. Until then she had been an average runner hampered by pre-race jitters and self-doubt. ON THE VERGE: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine, Cara distills everything she's learned in the years since about human potential and what it means to thrive. Cara wrote ON THE VERGE for those want to more energy, enthusiasm, openness, and confidence. Her book calls readers to experience aliveness daily by shifting beyond our busy minds and into the present moment. It is an invitation for readers to live their lives in a way that allows them to meet their full potential, so they shine in every moment.

July 2016

07/25/2016

10 Reasons Why Parents Should Engage their Child in Make Believe
SHOW GUEST: Connie Dunn
In today’s world of electronic games and television, children do not visit the make believe world as often as children in the past have done. In fact, there are some children who don’t do it, at all! Shutting off the electronics or limiting TV and Computers to one or two hours a day is a healthy choice for children. Connie Dunn, author of “Grandma Honey, I Turned into a Mermaid,” says “Children who have creative play or create make believe worlds develop their creativity. When children don’t explore make believe, they simply grow up without the ability to imagine how anything could work or how to imagine solutions to problems. Our world has always been filled with problems. It is the creative people, who can imagine solutions, that will always be needed.”

07/18/2016

"Best in Class makes learning fun while also keeping children engaged over the Summer"

SHOW GUEST: Rich Arum

Summer may be a time for parents to enjoy a respite from all the school-related responsibilities, but tell that to their children who are bouncing off the walls or yelling "I'm bored." Rich Arum, the After School Program director and Summer Camp director at the Best in Class Education Center in Bellevue, WA, says his organization has taken up the challenge to create a great "To Do List" that keeps kids engaged in learning while filling Summer and other school breaks with fun experiences. What began as a dream over two decades ago, Best in Class has grown into an expanding education franchise system, with over 200 instructors nationwide.Best in Class serves communities across the United States, motivating and helping students K-12 develop comprehensive analytical, math and English skills with programs that emphasize understanding and long-term retention through a tailored curriculum and providing resources for parents looking for techniques to teach their own children at home.

07/11/2016

"Identifying and Correcting Parenting Styles that Damage a Student's Development"

SHOW GUEST: Guest: Dawn Bauer

According to Dawn Bauer, the founder of The Family Hope Line and a mentor at Pacia Life, 80% of parents/families who learn simple but empowering communication with their young adult child end up with sustainable long-term successful outcomes. According to Dawn Bauer, all too often parents are so anxious to reconnect with their young adult child that they unknowingly sabotage the progress. While the Family Hope Line and Pacia focus their efforts on all areas of one's life including emotional regulation, mindfulness, physical health, relationships, daily executive functioning, networking, life coaching, spiritual roots, integrity, career development, etc., they also focus on each student being self-reliant-paying their own bills, managing money and being a responsible adult.

June 2016

06/27/2016

The Opioid Epidemic: Heroin and prescription pain meds drug overdose deaths outnumber fatal car accidents in the US

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Marvin Seppala

Responding to the national opioid epidemic, Hazelden Publishing and clinicians from its umbrella organization, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, have developed a comprehensive curriculum to help hospitals and other treatment centers treat addiction and prevent overdose deaths in their communities. According to Marvin D. Seppala, MD, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s chief medical officer, and author of Clinician’s Guide to the Twelve Step Principles, addiction to opioids – the group of drugs that includes heroin and prescription pain medications – is especially difficult to treat and relapse often means death. Join us as Dr. Sepalla describes the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation addiction treatment and recovery resources and the launch of its revolutionary COR-12™.

06/20/2016

Working With Millennials – Using Emotional Intelligence and Strategic Compassion to Motivate the Next Generation of Leaders

SPECIAL GUEST: Marc Robertson

More than one-in-three workers today are Millennials, according to a 2015 Pew Research study, making them the largest part of the American workforce. What does that mean for the Gen Xers and Baby Boomers in high-level management who are struggling to keep and motivate their Millennial employees? According to leadership and management coach, Marc Robertson, they have no choice but to adapt. They must transform themselves from being high performance managers into high EQ leaders. Don’t miss this interview in which Marc describes how he helps companies thrive and retain talented employees, and adapt for the next, and largest, generation of workers. According to Robertson, millennials aren’t “a problem” and if you learn how to lead them, they can become a highly valued asset now and in the future.

06/13/2016

“The Crisis of Parental Abductions”

GUEST: Allen Cardoza & Logan Clarke

Every 40 seconds in the United States, a child becomes missing or is abducted. The FBI estimates that 85 to 90 percent of those (roughly 750,000 people or 2,000 per day) reported missing were children. The vast majority of these cases are resolved within hours. Private Investigators, Allen Cardoza (host of Answers for the Family) and Logan Clarke, each have over 30 years experience in locating abducted and runaway children. As foremost authorities in this field, they bring special insight into a parent’s motives for committing these acts, as well as aspects of the investigation and the consequences both parents and juveniles experience during and after the event.

06/06/2016

The Alzhammer: Or Keep Your Friends Close and … I Forget the Other Thing
Show Guest: Joe Joe Di Prisco
Joe Joe Di Prisco is the acclaimed author of Subway to California, All for Now, and Sun City.  His newest, ALZHAMMER is a comic and tragic look into the world of dementia. It's the story of a once-powerful mob boss, Mikey, who watched his father disappear from the disease and who's now, himself seriously slipping.
Joe’s own father, who was also connected to the mob and he was his caregiver at the end of his life. So many of us care for, or will soon be caring for, family members plagued by this treacherous illness. What can we do? How can we live and understand this awful condition? Join us in an interview that does exactly that through a fictional story that is real as it gets!

May 2016

05/23/2016

"Clearing Emotional Clutter: Mindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What's Blocking Your Fulfillment and Transformation"

SHOW GUEST: Donald Altman

Many have pointed out the psychological benefits of clearing out the clutter in our surroundings. But what do we do with our emotional clutter - the psychological versions of the jam-packed closet or impenetrable garage? Donald Altman, author of Clearing Emotional Clutter writes, "Emotional clutter from the past is like old boxes of emotional stuff that fill up the attic of our minds.Altman believes that by combining modern neuroscience with ancient practices, habits and patterns can be modified with only a few minutes of attention daily. He states "By contrast, the ability to be healthy, happy, and well balanced - and to live a meaningful and fulfilling life - could be defined by how well we clear out this attic. A truly life-alternating interview, Altman will share his system to recognize, adapt, buffer, and regulate all the emotional junk that threatens to derail our goals and dreams.

05/16/2016

"Now What, Grad? Your Path to Success After College "

Guest: Chris Palmer

Graduation rewards college students' years of hard work with a degree that will set them on a path for future success; this day also marks a transition from campus to the unfamiliar workforce and for many, the stress about whether they'll find a job, if it will be fulfilling, whether they will earn enough to pay off their student loans, and whether they will fail and disappoint their families. Now What, Grad? is designed to help graduating college seniors and anyone in the job market succeed in establishing a career, advancing career performance, improving work-life balance, or simply leading a more productive life. The book offers practical tips for making important decisions and provides a framework for navigating the professional world and architecting a balanced life. Tune in and learn the secrets typically not taught in the college classroom, but can provide a leg up for soon-to-be graduates to achieve both professional and personal success.

05/09/2016

"Reengage In Life! Elevate and Peers Academies at Heritage Schools "

GUESTS: Eugene Marshall & Alaina Chatterley

Since its inception in 1984, Heritage Schools has served thousands of young people and their families. Utilizing a relationship-based approach with two exceptional, yet very different program areas, Elevate Academy and Peers Academy work with teens who are experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues. Eugene Marshall, Clinical Director, and Alaina Chatterley, Program Therapist, describe each program's specialized treatment modality.

05/02/2016

How The Age of the Dominant Male Is Over: The Future of Men and Masculinity in the 21st Century

SHOW GUEST: Jack Myers

The age of the dominant male has passed.  Women are starting to make more money, earn more college degrees, dominate more industries, and that’s just the start.  Today’s men are rejecting macho stereotypes, and are more actively parenting, but what does this mean for the future of masculinity?  What kind of world will our sons grow up in, and is an entire generation being left behind in today’s reverse gender-gap? Peabody Award Winning Filmmaker and Bestselling Author Jack Meyers explores this world-changing question in his new book, THE FUTURE OF MEN: Masculinity in the 21st Century, (Inkshares, March 2016), which examines how masculinity is evolving in the new millennium. Illuminating, insightful, and empowering, THE FUTURE OF MEN is a must-read guide to thriving in a world of changing gender realities.  Speak with Jack Meyers for a look at what our sons can expect in the years to come.

April 2016

04/25/2016

"The Sugar Crush: Why Sugar Is Slowly Killing You, and How to Stop It"

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Richard Jacoby

Most people know sugar and carbohydrates aren't good for us - but many don't realize exactly how bad they are, or that they are the two leading causes of our current public health crisis. Leading peripheral nerve surgeon, Dr. Richard Jacoby, now does for sugar, revealing how it causes crippling nerve damage throughout the body-in our feet, organs, and brain-why sugar and carbohydrates are harmful to the body's nerves, and how eliminating them can mitigate and even reverse the damage. Sugar Crush exposes the shocking truth about how a diet high in sugar, processed carbohydrates, and wheat compresses and damages the peripheral nerves of the body, leading to a host of related conditions, including migraines, gall bladder disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's and more.  Sugar Crush includes a quiz to assess your nerve damage, practical dietary advice, and the latest thinking on ways to prevent and reverse neuropathy. If you have any of these conditions, this essential guide will help you understand the dangers and give you the tools you need to make a difference beyond your doctor's prescriptions.

04/18/2016

Part 1  "Primary Gift: Awaken to the Excellence of Your Life's Journey: Regardless of Your Personal Circumstances"
Guest: Kelly F. Holland

A deeply moving and courageously written story, Kelly Holland's new book, Primary Gift, is one of those can't-put-down reads that will inspire you to reach inside yourself and create the best possible life you can.

Kelly's story serves as the foundation for her message, as during childhood she experienced tremendous family turmoil and violence. By age 11, she began using drugs and when Kelly was 14, her mother, who suffered from schizophrenia, vanished one day when she was at school. Now a ward of the court and living in a regimented state group home, Kelly gained enough stability to successfully complete her high school education, but struggles to complete college.

In was during these challenging years that Kelly met Denise, a PH.D, licensed psychologist. In this not-to-missed show, Kelly's shares how Primary Gift provides individuals of all ages, regardless of their personal circumstances and challenges, with a guide to reaching that excellence that still awaits them. Her motto: "Any life you dream, you can live!"
 
Part 2  "Heartfelt: True Stories of Life in the Shadow of High LDL"
Guest: Marvin Smith

Heart Felt exposes the global story of living with high LDL-C and breaks the silence on an issue we should all be talking about. Cholesterol. LDL cholesterol (LDL-C) often takes a backseat to other alarming health concerns like diabetes and hypertension, and despite its seriousness, has remained the quiet part in our conversation.

04/11/2016

"Life on the Rocks: Finding Meaning in Addiction and Recover"

Special Guest: Peg O'Connor, PHd

An indispensable guide to the deeply philosophical concerns at the heart of every addict's struggle. Life on the Rocks: Finding Meaning in Addiction and Recovery is the first book to address addiction and recovery from a Western philosophical perspective, offering a powerful set of tools sharpened over millennia.

 

Assuming no prior familiarity with the subject, O'Connor draws upon the wisdom of the whole philosophical tradition from Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, to Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Wittgenstein, illuminating issues all addicts and their loved ones face: self-identity, moral responsibility, self-knowledge and self-deception, free will and determinism, fatalism, the nature of God, and their relations to others.

04/04/2016

Childhelp Foster Care & Adoption Services

Special Guest: Kimberly Rogers

According to the studies conducted by departments of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Center for Disease Prevention:

    1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old,
    9.0 % of reported child abuse cases were sexual abused, and
    34% of people who sexually abuse a child are family members.

Childhelp Foster Care & Adoption Agencies provides short and long-term therapeutic foster care to abused and neglected children. Kimberly Rogers, Childhelp's Children's Outreach Coordinator, states that in addition to meeting the physical, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of abused, neglected and at-risk children, it is also critical to incorporate prevention, intervention, treatment, and community outreach. Join us as Kimberly shares with our listeners how Childhelp moves through the entire placement process and further supports both foster parents and the children in their care to ensure a successful and long-term relationship and a forever home where they can meet their full potential.

March 2016

03/28/2016

"The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better"

SHOW GUEST: Richard Leider

One of the great secrets of happiness-and finding fulfillment-is living with a sense of purpose. People who wake up with a sense of purpose live up to seven years longer than those who don't. But if you don't know your purpose, how can you find it? According to Richard Leider, author of "The Power of Purpose," the process isn't as complicated as it might seem. Purpose is fundamental and gives life meaning. It gives us the will not just to live but to live long and well. Legendary personal coach Richard Leider offers brand-new tools and techniques for unlocking it. "The 24-Hour Purpose Retreat" includes seven mind-opening questions to help you unlock your purpose. "The Purpose Checkup" offers a new tool for periodically evaluating the health of your purpose.  Join us as Richard explains how "purpose" is an active expression of our values and our compassion for others-it makes us want to get up in the morning and add value to the world.

03/21/2016

"Divorce Demystified - Everything You Need to Know Before You File for Divorce"

Guest: Henry S. Gornbein

Next to losing someone you love, divorce is one of the most traumatic of life's experiences. At the same time, it's the path out of a bad marriage, and ideally for all parties, to a happier, more fulfilling life. But it's not without lots of complications. A leading expert in family law, attorney Henry Gornbein deconstructs the divorce process and serves it up in small, manageable steps. Besides exploring legal, economic, and psychological issues, Gornbein's new book, Divorce Demystified - Everything You Need to Know Before You File for Divorce, focuses on the random, routine, and often overlooked details including the role of social media that can propel divorce proceedings into a roller-coaster ride gone off the tracks.This is a not-to-be-missed interview, as Gornbein explains how Divorce Demystified can help anyone contemplating divorce understand what to expect, and how to avoid some of the drama and trauma that surround divorce, putting the children first, keeping a level head, and being smart about how they conduct themselves throughout the divorce process will help make a bad situation better.

03/14/2016

"The Healing Power of Hip Hop:  Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture"

Show Guest: Raphael Travis Jr., DrPH

In The Healing Power of Hip Hop (Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture), Dr. Raphael Travis Jr. offers a passionate look into existing tensions aligned with Hip Hop and demonstrates the beneficial quality it can have empowering its audience. His unique perspective takes Hip Hop out of the negative light and shows readers how Hip Hop has benefited the Black community. Organized to first examine the social and historical framing of Hip Hop culture and Black experiences in the United States, The Healing Power of Hip Hop also elaborates on consistent themes of excellence and the new ambassadors of Hip Hop culture across professional disciplines. The author uses the latest research, real-world examples, and a new theory of healthy development, Dr. Travis explains Hip Hop culture's ongoing role in helping Black youths to live long, healthy, and productive lives.

03/07/2016

Stories from the Field: A History of Wilderness Therapy

Show Guest: Will White

Stories from the Field is a comprehensive chronicle of the history of the wilderness therapy field and narratives from present day wilderness therapy organizations. The first half of the book chronicles the evolution of the field and is authored by Dr. Will White. The second half are narrative chapters, contributed by different authors, about currently operating wilderness therapy programs or organizations. Join us as Will shares amazing experiences about people, places, and things, many of which are interconnected, that have happened to shape the evolution of wilderness therapy from the 1800's to today.

February 2016

02/29/2016

"The Parenting Skill: Discover Your Unique Parenting Powers"

Show Guest: Mercedes Samudio, LCSW

You have a great kid- so why are they acting this way? Are you wishing your kid came with a no-fail manual so you know exactly what do when they are avoiding homework, having melt-downs, or acting out? Here's the truth: You've got the manual, all in your head and in your heart! What you need is the confidence to use what you already know and the empowerment to tell others when to shut up while you use what you know! What you need is to discover your unique parenting powers.  Join us as Mercedes explains how there is no one size fits all approach to parenting and that each family deserves to be guided in a way that honors both the parent and child.

02/22/2016

Knock Em Dead - The Ultimate Job Search Guide

Show Guest: Martin Yate

As job seekers look to change jobs, set new goals, and refine skills in the New Year, in Knock 'em Dead 2016: The Ultimate Job Search Guide, New York Times Bestseller, Martin Yate, once again proves that smart and proven career management, and job search tactics are critical to overcoming roadblocks in the today's volatile market.
 
Martin has shown millions of job seekers how to land jobs and turn job interviews into job offers through his proven and effective Knock 'em Dead career management books.
 
A blueprint for a successful professional life, don't miss this insightful and timely interview in which Martin discusses Knock 'em Dead's cutting-edge information on age discrimination, the stealth job search, personal branding, interview Q&As, plus tips on using internships and social networking as indispensable job-hunting opportunities, how to turn interviews into job offers ... and so much more!

02/15/2016

"Dehydrated: Find Refreshment and Hope for Your Soul"

Show Guest: Karen Schatzline

Our physical body can go without water for only three days before it starts shutting down," Schatzline writes. "At that point we become unable to function as we were created to, and our minds start playing tricks on us. In the same way, when we aren't regularly filled up spiritually, we are unable to function properly as humans. Because of spiritual dehydration, our hope deteriorates, we lose focus, and we become ineffective in life." Drawing a powerful illustration from the Old Testament story of the woman at the well, Schatzline takes readers through five important stages of renewal. Join us as Schatzline describes how, In the middle of your desert, in a life that might feel like a wasteland, appears streams of refreshing, life-giving water. All you have to do is show up and drink, and you will never thirst again.

02/08/2016

"You Don't Have to Die to Go to Heaven: How to Find Guidance and Healing in the Spirit Realms"

Show Guest: Dr. Susan Allison

What if we really didn't have to die to go to heaven? What if we could prove to ourselves through direct experience that spirit worlds exist, that there is no death, that we are all immortal, and that our departed loved ones are fine? In Dr. Susan Allison's new breakthrough book, "You Don't Have to Die to Go to Heaven: How to Find Guidance and Healing in the Spirit Realms", she discusses what it means to enter a shamanic trance and spirit travel to other realms. By doing so, she shows how we can overcome our fear of death and feel comfort in knowing where our departed loved ones have gone. You Don't Have to Die to Go to Heaven will appeal to anyone who is curious about the afterlife, rebirth, and the wisdom of the age.

02/01/2016

"It came out of my Vagina, Now What?! The Hiliarious Truth About of Motherhood"

Guest: Betsy Chasse

In the midst of fighting her way to the top in her career, Betsy also had to fight her way through motherhood. While Betsy loves her amazingly wonderful children (ages 8 and 11), she realized that the advice she was always given was sugar-coated, wrong, and didn't prepare her for the reality of parenthood. Now her new book called "It came out of my Vagina, Now What?!", in true Betsy form, lays out the truth of motherhood that rarely anyone writes about in parenting books.

Don't miss this hilarious, honest account of what happens as a mom - everything from tossing the Birth Plan to baby envy to having sex again - Betsy and co-author, Debbie Spector Weisman, share their parenting adventures with the hope of inspiring moms and dads everywhere to relax and enjoy the chaos.

January 2016

01/25/2016

DOG MEDICINE:  How My Dog Saved Me From Myself

Show Guest: Julie Barton

350 million people worldwide suffer from depression - the silent epidemic. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. behind cancer and heart disease, and yet we still don't address the possible reasons and cures for depression the way we do about other diseases. The time has come for this to change, and one surprisingly delightful way to delve into this difficult topic is to hear the heartbreakingly beautiful and happy-ending story of a girl and her healing, loving, ever-accepting dog named Bunker - the dog who saved her life! Julie Barton, author of DOG MEDICINE: How my Dog Saved Me From Myself, tells the story of her youth, a time when she was so depressed she felt she couldn't go on. A testimony to the power of love, it was her puppy's need for her that made Julie feel her own life was worth saving. Bunker needed her, she had to be there for him, and so she stayed.

01/18/2016

"The Challenge of Representing Juvenile Delinquency Cases and Special Education Rights in Today's Courts System"

Show Guest: Shep Zibberman
 

According to Shep Zebberman, the biggest challenge in today's juvenile court system is trying to balance the numerous competing interests at play while obtaining the best possible outcome for youth. A delinquency case is essentially a criminal case where the accused was under the age of 18 at the time an offense was alleged to have been committed. Unlike Adult courts, the Juvenile system has rehabilitation as its primary goal.

 

So when Zebberman represents a minor who is accused of committing a crime, he or she may be 13 or 14 years old and may want something completely different then what the parents want because he or she is looking at the situation through the eyes of a 13 or 14 year old. In the context of a youth seeking educational rights, he or she may be refusing all kinds of benefits offered by the school district for a variety of reasons such as not wanting to change class schedules or not wanting to appear socially different.

 

Join us as Zebberman gives our audience a startling view into the decisions and pressures children at young ages are up against that at one time did not exist at this level, such as peer pressure to do drugs; pressure not to trust the "system" whether be the educational or judicial; and most alarming of all, pressure "not to succeed".

 

01/11/2016

Feelings of Isolated Attributed to Soaring Numbers of Depression and Anxiety in Young People

SHOW GUEST: Lisa Smith
 

The Washington Post reports that the average teen spends more than 7 ½ hours a day on technology. This means they are spending those 7 ½ hours a day without any "in person" communication which leads to feeling isolated even though they may be in constant contact with their peers through texting, social media, or online gaming. This ongoing isolation is causing depression, anxiety and other emotional disorders at rates we've never seen before.

 

Join us as Lisa Smith, co-founder of Save My Family Today, provides insight into this alarming phenomenon. Lisa will describe for our listeners how her organization's work with youth and their families achieves the compassionate communication flow needed to "reconnect the disconnect" when navigating the rough waters of emotional instability, a process that makes way for a healthier, more balanced personality and smoother sailing into the future.

01/04/2016

Nationwide Drug Intervention Training & Addiction Recovery Resource Workshops
Show Guests: Ken Seeley and Eric McLaughlin
Southworth Associates and Intervention 911 have joined forces to offer training for those professionals looking to become interventionists on January 22-24, 2016. With many years of experience in the field of addiction and recovery two of i911's, Eric McLaughlin and Ken Seeley, believe all Interventionists must obtain the best possible training and education available in order to achieve and maintain the level of excellence and professionalism the industry has come to demand and expect. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about this outstanding i911 Event and other outstanding workshops held throughout the year using the Johnson Model of Intervention.

December 2015

12/28/2015

"The Deanna Protocol®: Hope For ALS and other Neurological Conditions"
 
Show Guest: Dr. Vincent Tedone

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, which is referred to as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease is a disorder that affects the function of nerves and muscles. According to the ALS Association, a little over 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year. (That's 15 new cases a day) and it is estimated that as many as 30,000 Americans have the disease at any given time.

The authors of The Deanna Protocol® for ALS are in a life and death struggle against this terrible disease. Join us for this riveting interview as Dr. Tedone describes how the The Deanna Protocol® is not an ALS treatment or ALS cure but rather a metabolic program responsible for keeping Deanna alive!

12/14/2015

"F*ck Feelings: One Shrink's Practical Advice for Managing All Life's Impossible Problems"

Show Guests: Dr. Michael Bennett & Sarah Bennett

Most people try therapy to change something they don't like about themselves or to figure out a way to change another person. Michael and Sarah Bennett, Harvard educated psychiatrist father and comedy writing daughter, know that these goals are impossible to achieve, deflating and counter-productive. In the Bennetts' new book: F*CK FEELINGS (yes, that is really the title) they cut to chase, giving us solutions to 140 of the problems that land on Dr. Bennett's couch - family, love, work, self-esteem, garden-variety jerks and more. is the cut-to-the-chase therapy session you've been looking for! Don't miss this outrageous, funny and sensible interview with the Bennetts who help their readers focus on realistic solutions and acceptance.

12/07/2015

"The Happiness Psychiatrist Treating the Whole Patient: Mind, Body, and Spirit"

Show Guest: Sheenie Ambardar, M.D.

In our current fast-paced culture of high-stress and hard work, where we're constantly scrambling to compete, climb the career ladder, juggle the demands of work and family, and maintain our mental health and sanity all at the same time, it is vitally important that we take time out for ourselves on a regular basis to check in with our own personal needs and desires. At the Happiness Psychiatrist, Dr. Ambardar and her staff believe that happiness is a state of mind that takes practice, effort, and vigilance and that it is within everyone's reach. Join us for this exciting show in which Dr. Ambardar shares how it is possible to successfully design a treatment which uses psychiatric medications in conjunction with an eclectic blend of psychotherapeutic modalities including psychodynamic or insight-oriented therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, interpersonal therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, journal therapy, walking therapy, meditation, and kundalini yoga.

November 2015

11/30/2015

"Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes"
Show Guest: Kathryn Kemp Guylay

In every coffee shop or gathering place around the world, you can hear people discussing their lives, looking for inspiration and solutions to tackle the everyday challenges? Wanting to find ways to live life more fully, with more energy, and with greater success? Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes by Kathryn Kemp Guylay uses stories that will help set you sights on a new adventure, join us as Kathryn describes how to: *Achieve greater success in life simply by adjusting how you perceive events around you. *Discover a 6-step framework you can use to overcome obstacles in your own life. *Use vision and visualization to turn your dreams into reality. And ... *Learn strategies to engage fully in life, while experiencing improved health and vitality.

11/23/2015

"Designing and Renovating Homes for Families with Autistic Children"

Show Guest: David Gould

A fact of life, families design their homes around their children. This especially applies to families who have a loved one with Autism. However, when a loved one has Autism it can be very difficult to know what home changes to make. Studies have shown that 90% of individuals with Autism have varying levels of sensory processing issues. Join us as David Gould discusses how he and his partners, Tim and Gabrielle Sullivan, used their many years of expertise to developed a "first-of-its-kind" proprietary assessment and design system to match directly to the sensory profile, personal interests and safety needs of families with autistic and similarly disabled children.

11/16/2015

"Resolution and Healing for Trauma Victims and Their Families"

Show Guest: John Stewart

Our guest John Stewart, Executive Director of New Haven - an InnerChange Program, joins us to discuss how powerful and long-term healing from trauma can be when it is effectively supported from a holistic process involving meditation, yoga, mindfulness, nutrition, engaged animal care, and experiential activities within the context of the family. An interview that promises to dive deep, John discusses how critical nurturing relationships are to an outcome of healing from trauma and the fact that family is key to this relationship process.

11/09/2015

"Miraculous Ways to Conquer Cancer: Awaken to the Power of Healing Within You"

Show Guest:  Rev. Keiko Hoshino

Is cancer is curable? Can It be conquered? Rev. Keiko Hoshino explains the three easy steps that will guide you to prevent or overcome cancer and other serious illnesses. Miraculous Ways to Conquer Cancer: Awaken to the Power of Healing Within You includes various real life cases of Master Ryuho Okawa analyzing the spiritual cause that will give you hints on how illness can be cured. The book is a huge eye opener for everyone providing insight how to prevent and drive out cancer from your life! Join us for and find out how you, or someone you know, can conquer illness by awakening to the healing power within.

11/02/2015

Show Title: "America's Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia"

Show Guest: Simon I. Singer

Since the mid-1990s, the fast-growing suburb of Amherst, NY has been voted by numerous publications as one of the safest places to live in America. Yet, like many of America's seemingly idyllic suburbs, Amherst is by no means without crime-especially when it comes to adolescents. In America's Safest City, noted juvenile justice scholar Simon I. Singer analyzes the circumstances that did or did not lead juveniles to deviance and serious troubles. Don't miss this startling interview as Amercia's Safest City describes on how parents, teachers, coaches and officials can recognize a teen's need for ongoing sources of trust and empathy, allowing them to become what Singer terms 'relationally modern' individuals better equipped to deal with the trials and tribulations of modern life.

October 2015

10/26/2015

Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket. A Story of Illness and Sibling Love

SHOW GUEST: Sally Loughridge, PHd

Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket, is a tale of a young child whose older sister has cancer. The book chronicles the boy's development and relationship with his sister as the family confronts this health challenge together. In the midst of such an unfamiliar situation, younger siblings of an ill child often feel left out, angry, sad, scared, guilty, and envious. Sally Loughridge's book is a resource for families with young children on such a journey through life-threatening pediatric illness.

10/19/2015

"Naked in the Woods"

Show Guest: Margaret Grundstein

In 1970, Margaret Grundstein dropped out with her husband, ten friends and an ever changing mix of strangers to live communally in the back woods of Oregon, leaving her Yale graduate degree behind. "Naked in the Woods" is the story of those compelling, iconoclastic, life-changing days - a memoir - chronicles Margaret's shift from reluctant hippie to committed utopian, against the story of our loss of innocence. Join us as Margaret discusses how the simpler and more natural way of living from the past is catching fire and re-emerging in today's grassroots movement.

10/12/2015

Bouncing Forward: Transforming Bad Breaks into Breakthroughs

Show Guest: Dr. Michaela Haas

The uplifting science of posttraumatic growth presents groundbreaking research and proven methods to survive and thrive in the face of challenges. In Micheala Haas's new book, Bouncing Forward, twelve inspiring role models share their profound insights on how they emerged from hardship stronger, wiser, and more compassionate. Don't miss this amazing interview that is perfect for individuals from all walks of life who are recovering from loss, pain, illness, and violence-as well as their friends and family-Bouncing Forward offers examples and inspiration for growth and a mindful approach to dealing with suffering, and finding a deeper meaning in life.

10/05/2015

Is the Cart before the Horse: Failure to Launch and Substance Use Disorders

Show Guest: Gary Hees

Society as a whole, and in many cases people within the industry, believed that there was no such thing as the, "disease" of addiction. They felt that drug addiction and alcoholism were symptoms of moral failing or lack of self-control. Thanks to extensive research and a significant effort to educate the general public, the notion of the addiction as a, "disease" has been widely accepted. The reality is that while a lot of people do in fact suffer from the disease of addiction, many people struggling with substances do not. In this not-to-be-missed interview, Gary and his expert staff at Decision Point Center describe how they assessment the conditions, and provide treatment and a community environment to help individuals move forward with purpose and meaning regardless of their history of substance misuse, abuse, and other co-occurring disorders.

September 2015

09/28/2015

Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag

Show Guest: Lee McCormick

During those times when life seems empty and we're feeling lonely, lost, or "less-than"-or even struggling with addiction, it's often because our spirit has become squashed. We've disconnected or shut ourselves down. Driven by injury, false beliefs, fear, we accept this manufactured vision of ourselves as true. Yet our lives have the ability to go from living hell to living our version of paradise when we release our spirit from bondage. Don't miss this powerful interview, as Lee McCormick, co-author of "Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag" describes his amazing journey and the transformational spiritual tools that allowed him to find his way back to personal truth, authenticity and purpose.

09/21/2015

"Social and Restorative Justice: Positive Outcomes for All Students"- CASP Conference October, 15-17, 2015

Show Guest: Troy Xavier Leonard

During those times when life seems empty and we're feeling lonely, lost, or "less-than"-or even struggling with addiction, it's often because our spirit has become squashed. Yet our lives have the ability to go from living hell to living our version of paradise when we release our spirit from bondage. We can indeed achieve a Happy, Joyous and Free life! Don't miss this powerful interview, as Lee McCormick, co-author of "Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag" describes his amazing journey and the transformational spiritual tools that allow him to find his way back to personal truth, authenticity and purpose.

09/14/2015

Gifts of Gratitude

Show Guest: Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker

Elizabeth Baker celebrates life: yours and hers, with this collection of deeply stirring stories. Within the covers of Gifts of Gratitude - The Joyful Adventures of a Life Well Lived, She narrates a series of inspiring experiences in turns both purposeful and ungoverned. At times tender and dramatic, always moving, outside the box, in search of veracity. A not-to-be-missed show, Elizabeth hits the core of everyone's search for a true way, their own way, to realize the gifts of a heart open and renewed by life.

09/07/2015

"Developmental Coordination Disorder and its Consequences"

SHOW GUEST: Dr. John Cairney

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is a neuro-developmental disorder that affects one in every twenty children. Children with DCD have problems with motor coordination that make everyday tasks such as active play, writing, eating, and dressing difficult and frustrating. Despite how common this health condition is, DCD is often misunderstood and frequently goes undiagnosed. In our interview, Dr. John Cairney describes how his new book, Developmental Coordination Disorder and its Consequences, brings together the research from leading international experts on DCD from several disciplines outlining the latest evidence on the diagnosis, consequences, and neuropsychological underpinnings of the disorder.

August 2015

08/31/2015

"Becoming Aware - How To Repattern Your Brain And Revitalize Your Life"

Guest: Lisa Garr

In her never-before-revealed story, discover the life changing events that led Lisa Garr from her near-death experience, leaving her without the ability to say even a few words, to become a TV, radio and Internet sensation with a vision and a passion for changing lives with The Aware Show! After suffering her traumatic brain injury, Lisa learned visualization and mental exercises from the greatest personal development masters in the world. In her new book, Becoming Aware Guide, reader experience the same practices she used to heal her brain and regain her cognition that served to make her a better parent, a more successful businesswoman, and a Conscious Catalyst.

08/24/2015

"A Gift from Parents to Teen, You are Unique!"

SHOW GUEST: Keith Dorscht

Think of the last important conversation you tried to have with your teen. How did it turn out? Did you argue? Were voices raised? Did it go nowhere or worse, did it end up the same place it always ends up with your teen feeling misunderstood and angry? Using the Communications Cure, Keith Dorscht provides parents with techniques that will encourage and challenge their children to consider ways they can enhance important aspects of their lives to achieve balance, self-esteem and a healthy sense of self that will carry them on into adulthood.

08/17/2015

Encore presentation of installment 10/31/2011
"INSTANT INFLUENCE: How to Get Anyone to Do Anything-Fast!"

Guest: Michael Pantalon, Ph.D.

Allen and Dr. Melody discuss with guest, Michael Pantalon, his new book, Instant Influence, and his six simple questions that teach readers how to plant the seeds for change, help others discover their own powerful reasons for change, identify effective "change talk," make an action plan and create successful outcomes even in people who are resistant to change... all in only 7 minutes!

08/10/2015

"Dear Caroline - Adoption, the Most Difficult Decision Two Mothers Could Ever Make"

Show Guest: Kristy Woodson Harvey

Kristy Woodson Harvey's new book, Dear Caroline, is a story that captures your heart and doesn't let go; her keen insights into a mother's love will stay with you long after the last page. It brings great insight into the most difficult decision a mother will ever make on both sides of the adoption equation.

Join us as Kristy describes the weaving together of three lives, Caroline's, her birth mother, and her adoptive one, in a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don't define us, and that families aren't born, they're made.

08/03/2015

"Defense of Selfishness: Why The Code of Self-Sacrifice is Unjust And Destructive"

SHOW GUEST: Peter Schwartz

From childhood, we're taught one central, non-controversial idea about morality: self-sacrifice is a virtue. Questioning this belief is regarded as tantamount to questioning the self-evident. "In Defense of Selfishness" refutes widespread misconceptions about the meaning of selfishness and of altruism/ Swartz disavows the mindlessness of the do-whatever-you-feel-like emotionalist, and upholds rationality as his primary virtue. He encourages pride in one's achievements and believes the best approach is eliminate the concept of sacrifice without valid reason. Join us for an insightful and lively discussion, as Peter vividly describes real-life example found in "In Defense of Selfishness", illustrating the iniquity of requiring one man to serve the needs of another. This provocative book challenges readers to re-examine the standard by which they decide what is morally right or wrong.

July 2015

07/20/2015

"Fat-Me-Not: Weight Loss Diet of The Future"

Show Guest: Dr. Sandeep Grewal

Did you know that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled in adolescents in the past 30 years. Are you aware that current weight loss techniques and products in the market reflect the knowledge and research of the 1960s?

Since then, the science of obesity and weight loss has progressed in leaps and bounds, but no one tells you about it. You can't afford to miss this powerful presentation by Dr. Sandeep Grewal, co-author of Fat-Me-Not, as he brings the advances in weight-loss science from the annals of research journals to your doorstep in a simplified, easy-read, fun, and entertaining way, so anyone at any age to shed those pounds?

07/13/2015

Encore presentation of installment 06/30/2014
"Relationship: The Key To Treating Self-Harm and Cutting in Young Women

SHOW GUEST: Kevin Randall, LMFT

According to Kevin Randall, self-harm is an increasingly pervasive symptom of emotional distress among young women. For many, self-harm is not a coping skill, it is a survival skill. A great show with amazing insight, Kevin describes to our audience the healing process that is essential for young women to come out of treatment, not just able to survive life, but able to reach their life's unique potential while working through their pain.

07/06/2015

"Parent Coaching with Vive:  Helping parents stay connected through difficult times"

Show Guests: Danielle Hava & Mick Kubiak

Vive’s Masters Level 1clinicians work with adolescents, young adults and their families in the homes and communities where our clients live or attend school. Their approach to helping clients involves showing up in real time in a supportive and dynamic way utilizing a Therapeutic Mentor and a Parent Coach. Join us as Hava and Kubiak describe how Vive Parent Coaches help parents manage anxiety and offer alternative solutions in the moment when challenges arise, and the added value the dual relationships bring in helping to foster a positive dialogue for both child and parent.

June 2015

06/29/2015

"Lost in Life: Can Juvenile Who Commit Murder Be Rehabilitated?"

Show Guest: Special Guest: Sean Ahshee Taylor

The Huffington Post states, "These stories of children who murder, told by the men they have become, make Lost for Life one of the most gripping documentaries of the year (2013). Sean Ahshee Taylor, one of the four men featured in Lost in Life, is a prime example of a gang member who was sentenced to life for a drive-by shooting that killed a rival gang member. During his 22 years in prison, he turned his life around so completely, he was eventually given an early release by the outgoing, Colorado Governer Bill Ritter Jr. because of his extraordinary work mentoring other inmates. Don't miss this gripping interview that answers the question, can juveniles who commit murder can be rehabilitate.

06/22/2015

"Great Myths Of Child Development"

Show Guest: Dr. Stephen Hupp

Great Myths of Child Development reveals the latest evidence-based science behind the myths and misconceptions about the developing child. It shatters the most commonly-held child development myths and reveals the science behind such topical issues as twin-telepathy, sex-prediction, and imaginary friends. Enjoy a lively discussion as Great Myths covers hot-button issues like childhood vaccines, spankings, "time-outs," and breastfeeding of older children; and numerous pop and examples drawn from popular TV shows and movies.

06/15/2015

"Pacific Quest - Horticulture Therapy, Cultivating Change!" 

Show Guest: Dr. Lorraine Freedle 

The therapeutic response to nature is a result of thousands of years of human evolution. Prior to the institutionalization of mental health services, issues such as depression, anxiety and trauma were ameliorated through simple tasks of daily living. Back to the earth "Horticultural Therapy" at Pacific Quest takes the approach of placing students in caregiving roles, and the results gained in an experiential environment that is both growth-focused and life-affirming. The gardens offer a living example of what growth looks like, creating a culture where words and actions are matched, leaving students with empowering life skills that are transferable beyond the garden.

06/08/2015

"Teens Speak Out: Just because you live in South-Central Los Angeles doesn't mean you can't be empowered"

Show Guests: SEA Students & Paul Palsa

Tune in as students from the Student Empowerment Academy (SEA) join our hosts live in the studio to discuss SEA's educational contribution to the Los Angeles Unified school District (LAUSD) South-Central Los Angeles Region that is turning out a high percentage of 1st generation college bound students. An exciting part of the show zeros in on the fact that when you encouraging strong thought leaders you can expect the system to be challenged. SEA student-leaders did just that as they staged a school-wide protest April 29-May 5.. The outcome demonstrates the cores values the Academy in instilling empowerment and leadership in their students.

06/01/2015

"Democracy's Education: Public Work, Citizenship, and the Future of Colleges and Universities" 

Show Guest: Harry C. Boyte 

According to Harry Boyte, today Americans feel powerless in the face of problems on every front. Such feelings are acute in higher education, where educators are experiencing an avalanche of changes and college graduates are face mounting debt and uncertain job prospects. Higher education is increasingly seen as a ticket to individual success-a private good, not a public one. Don't miss this important discussion as Harry C. Boyte challenges educators and their partners to claim their power to change and the urgent need to address today's educational challenges, as well as other critical social issues.

May 2015

05/25/2015

"Aegis Training: Crisis Intervention: Safety First For Staff And Patients" 

Show Guest: Matt Smith 

In terms of safety and the economics of liability, Matt Smith, the founder of Aegis Training Solutions, describes to our audience the significance of safely managing out of control and resistant behaviors. Matt shares with our audience documented successes from hundreds of incident reports that left him with the understanding of what "hard skills" are needed to de-escalate an out of control situation.

05/18/2015

"Parenting on Purpose: Menu for Raising Children in Today's Society" 

Show Guest: Deborah Tillman 

Deborah L. Tillman took seven horrific child-care experiences and turned them into her life's mission of leading the next generation in education, morals, values, self-esteem, and self-determination. America's SuperNanny on Lifetime Television, Deborah across the country htravels elping parents come together, get it together, and stay together. Her explosive new parenting book Parenting on Purpose: Menu for Raising Children in Today's Society covers educational and informational material on bringing up children aged between 2 and 21. It covers everything a parent needs to raise their children the successful way so that they grow up to be amazing human beings and live their own unique purpose.

05/11/2015

"Children Of The Night: Rescuing America's Children From Prostitution"

Show Guest: Dr. Lois Lee

The Children of the Night home is open to child prostitutes throughout the United States, and the Children of the Night hotline is ready and able to rescue these children 24 hours a day. The hotline staff works closely with law enforcement to rescue children from vile, dominating pimps and provides free taxi/airline transportation nationwide for America's child prostitutes who wish to escape prostitution and live in our home. The home features an on-site school and college placement program.

Youth who may be subjected to this situation can come from any level of society, so don't miss learning about how WOW connects social and medical services, volunteer lawyers, physicians, psychiatrists and other professionals nationwide to provide specialized services sometimes required to permanently remove people from life on the street.

05/04/2015

"Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media's Effect on Children, and What To Do About It" 

Show Guest: Billl Ratner 

Children are a major target of today's media marketers. So, in middle-age, Bill Ratner went back to college and pioneered a program in the Los Angeles public schools to educate children about the major purpose of TV and the internet-to sell. In his new book, "Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media's Effect on Children, and What To Do About It". This book is a valuable guide for parents on how to view, teach, and control today's new media and technology available to children.

April 2015

04/27/2015

"Addressing the Health and Well-Being of the Parents of Children with Autism"

Show Guest: Dr. Darren Sush

Parents of children with autism constantly search for methods to help their children and families in any way possible. According to Dr. Darren Sush, the stress, heightened responsibilities, tasks, and concerns about the manner in which they are raising their childrencan result in overwhelming anxiety, depression, self-doubt and sadness. Join us as we dive into a topic that gives answers to how parents and caretakers of children with autism can significantly benefit from the guidance, comfort and empathy of therapeutic services that support their unique experiences and struggles.

04/20/2015

"Trace Amounts: Mercury and Its Role in the Autism Epidemic"

Show Guest: Eric Gladen & Shiloh Levine 

Trace Amounts tells the true story of filmmaker Eric Gladen's journey coping with the neurological effects of mercury poisoning that he believes resulted from a vaccine shot that contained the mercury- based preservative thimerosal. Examine the evidence with our guests as Trace Amounts offers explosive commentary from a current CDC senior scientist who shares his thoughts on the CDC's awareness of the link between thimerosal and the neurological damage it causes including a link to autism that has created a health crisis in the U.S. over the last eight decades.

04/13/2015

"Why Good Kids Turn into Deadly Terrorists"

Show Guest: Dr. Alice LoCiero

The shock of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings was soon followed by a revelation that two apparently unremarkable young brothers; both well-liked immigrants and longtime U.S. residents-had allegedly triggered the bombs. Dr. Alice LoCiero's new book,Why Good Kids Turn into Deadly Terrorists, examines not only the lives, motivations, and key influences of these infamous brothers, it also fosters understanding of how older terrorists recruit vulnerable adolescents, how we can disrupt their tactics, and ways to involve the whole community to prevent future tragedies.

04/06/2015

"Taming Your Outer Child: the Self-Sabotaging,Bungling, 
and Impulsive Part of Your Personality"

Show Guest: Dr. Susan Anderson

Chances are, you've already had run-ins with your Outer Child - the self-sabotaging, bungling, and impulsive part of your personality that blows your diet, overspends, and ruins your love life. Your Outer Child acts out and goes for immediate gratification and the quick fix in spite of your best-laid plans. Susan Anderson's new book, Tame Your Outer Child, give all of us action steps that act like physical therapy for the brain - calms your Inner Child, strengthens your Adult Self, releases you from the self-blame and shame at the root of Outer Child issues, and paves new neural pathways that can lead to more productive behavior. The result is happiness, fulfillment, self-mastery, and self-love.

March 2015

03/30/2015

Encore presentation of installment 07/08/2013
"Center for Discovery: The Exploding Epidemic of Eating Disorders" 

Guest: Dr. Jennifer Henretty & Jennifer Gorman 

Quick to find a cause for the issues of teen and child eating disorders, images of 'perceived beauty' portrayed in every fashion magazine and television advertisement are too often blamed for an increased obsession to be thin, but there's a lot more to it than that. Dr. Jennifer Henretty and Jennifer Gorman join Answers for the Family to talk about their life-changing work with teens and women who are struggling with eating disorders as a result of negative coping mechanisms and/or mental illness. Tune in to learn more about this epidemic and what is being done to help those in need.

03/23/2015

"CASCADE FALLS - What Does The American Dream Mean Anymore?" 

Show Guest: Bruce Ferber 

Cascade Falls explores the failed promise of the American Dream. Raised to believe that with hard work, anything is possible, a staggering number of Americans hate their jobs and see little chance of ever escaping the grind. In Cascade Falls, Bruce Farber's tragicomic follow up to the laugh-ridden Elevating Overman, he asks the question: "How does giving up our dreams affect our relationships and our psyches?" 
Don't miss a mind-bending show that exposes the desperate price paid for grudgingly moving through the paces, settling for less than our dreams, and sacrificing who we are for how and where we live.

03/16/2015

"High Quality Public Schools for All Students" 

Show Guest: Jose J. Cole-Gutierrez 

Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the largest school district authorizer of charter schools in the country. According to Jose Cole-Gutierrez, LAUSD's Director of the Charter Schools Division, charter public schools provide families with important quality choices to meet their children's needs. However, there are still too many students in both traditional and charter public schools who don't graduate and too few students academically prepared to succeed. Cole-Gutierrez also serves on the Board of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA), and along with a broad coalition of school operators, lawmakers, funders and others, NACSA's vision is to lead the way in closing failing charter schools and opening many more excellent ones, so that one million more children the chance to attend a great school that will prepare them for success throughout their lives.

03/09/2015

Ruby - The Ugliest Human Behavior has No Power To Quash The Human Spirit 

Show Guest: Cynthia Bond 

Cynthia Bond's breathtaking prose in Ruby is a radical assertion that the ugliest human behavior has no power to quash the spirit of a great writer. In piercingly lovely prose, Cynthia Bond's Ruby, Oprah's latest Book Club 2.0 pick, tells a deeply unsettling story of the horrors of abuse and human trafficking millions of women around the globe have and continue to endure. As Bond tells it, she weaves past with present, asking readers to confront Ruby's exquisitely painful memories and persevere her efforts to reach out to a new life.

03/02/2015

The Latest On Collaborative Family Law Practice 

Show Guest: Gerry Maggio 

According to Gerry Maggio, there are attorneys who adopt a one-size-fits-all, scorched-earth approach to divorce cases that amounts to being overly-aggressive when many cases do not justify such an approach. Maggio believes that, although aggressive representation is sometimes necessary, protecting a client's interest may be better served by achieving a non-adversarial environment. Join us as he shares his successes in helping couples achieve outcomes that both parties can live, while also promoting the interests of their children and establishing cooperative parenting for the future.

February 2015

02/23/2015

"Journey of the Heroic Parent: Your Child's Struggle and the Journey Home" 

Show Guest: Brad Reedy 

According to Brad Reedy, Co-Founder of Evoke Therapy Programs, healthy parenting leads to a healthy life for the whole family, and his new book, The Journey of the Heroic Parent,teaches readers how to find peace and security in their skills as a parent, and even if they think they've made mistakes and failed, they still have the power to be a great parent. Join us for a up-close and 'very' real discussion as we explore how children and their parents can experience positive interactions based on sound actions and principals they can apply every day to their lives.

02/16/2015

"Love Cycles, My Ability to be Me and Still Stay Connected to You" 

Show Guest: Linda Carroll 

The notions that passion always peters out, that there's a "seven-year itch," and that the honeymoon is over as soon reality sets in have some truth to them. But, Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love promises that long-term, wholehearted love is still possible. Author and veteran couples therapist Linda Carroll explains that love is cyclical and comprised of five distinct stages: the Merge, Doubt and Denial, Disillusionment, Decision, and "Wholehearted Loving". Join us as Carroll describes how love's more challenging stages are part of genuine intimacy, rather than signs of its demise.

02/09/2015

"How Balanced is Your Life?" 

Show Guest: Dr. Marissa Pei 

Are you tired? Are you tired of being tired? Are you hoping for the Happily Ever After? Dr. Marissa Pei believes that if you nodded to any of the above questions, you are not alone. Statistics show that even though we are living at higher rates of affluence than we were decades ago, Americans (and other "first world" countries) are at our highest rates of Life Dissatisfaction...what I call the Dis-Ease or Unhappiness with Life.Tune and step up to Dr. Marissa's Life Balance Bar and order a lemonade ... No...she's not trying to make you drink the Kool-Aid, but she can help you make a refreshing menu out of life's lemons.

02/02/2015

"Eye to Eye, Connect and Engage in Effective, Joyful Parenting" 

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Gloria Walther 

As the title suggests, Dr. Gloria Walther's new book, Eye to Eye, advocates the benefits of respectfully interacting with children at their own level, both physically and emotionally, by viewing situations in terms of their young perceptions. Parents can refer to the Eye to Eye for guidance to constructively modify immediate behavior problems. You will not want to miss this discussion, as Walther illustrates her methods by sharing actual stories from her preschool work that successfully (and often humorously) convey the undesirable behavior or emotional struggles of the child, the methodical response from the adult and the thought process that leads the children to improved behavior.

January 2015

01/26/2015

"What Does It Take to Get Our Children to Read: Perhaps a Captivating Novel Like the Pillars of Fire!"

Show Guest: Laurice Molinari

According to the Huffington Post, in some cities, illiteracy among 4th and 8th graders is as high as 73 percent. This sad state of affairs will never improve until students develop a love for reading. Until they begin to read solely for pleasure. Our guest, Laurice Molinari author of Pillars of Fire and the best-selling book and movie, My Girl, providing books that pique their interest can be the beginning of a lifelong interest in reading. She states, "The only reward our children need to get them to read is to give them a book they will love. Hopefully, a book with a story, such as Pillars of Fire, that continues, where they can look forward to the next installment."

01/19/2015

Encore presentation of installment 01/20/2014
"TO SOFTEN THE BLOW: A powerful, true story that will change the way you look trauma and loss!" 

Guest: Lynnie Vessels 

TO SOFTEN THE BLOW, is a roadmap to healing for suffering of all kinds - alcoholism, mental illness, physical abuse... 100% relevant for our time... this book takes you step-by-step, through the courageous, often messy, and sometimes harrowing journey of recovery. If you liked The Glass Castle and Eat, Pray, Love, you will love this show and TO SOFTEN THE BLOW! This powerful book will change the way you view your world.

01/12/2015

"An Upward Spiral: A Developmental Approach to Parenting Your Teen"

Show Guest: Rick Johnson

My child is on a downward spiral! According to Rick Johnson, co-founder of Summit Preparatory School and author of An Upward Spiral, this is a common response by many parents when they see troublesome behavior in their teen. They worry that this means their teen is becoming psychologically unstable. An Upward Spiral is written to parents, and explains what is going on developmentally for their teen. It allows parents to recognize that their child is not on a downward spiral, but instead is at the cusp of developing a new level of maturity.

01/05/2015

Parenting with a Story: Real-Life Lessons in Character for Parents and Children to Share 

SHOW GUEST: Paul Smith 

Tell a young person what to do-play fair, be yourself, stick to the task at hand-and most will tune you out. But show them how choices and consequences play out in the real world, with real people, and the impact will be far more profound. 

Parenting with a Story gathers 101 narratives from people around the world and from all walks of life, reflecting unexpected moments of clarity about who they are and how they should treat others. Don't miss this powerful interview in which Paul explains how stories help shape who we are and who we aspire to become. Share these stories, discuss them, and watch your child grow into the adult you'll be proud of.

December 2014

12/29/2014

Encore presentation of installment 08/18/2014
"Meet Jamie Now: A Life Free Of Autism"

Show Guest: Krista Vance

Krista Vance, author of Meet Jamie Now: A Life Free of Autism, shares a story of hope for families with beautiful children lost in the world of autism. This story cannot help but inspire as Krista Vance proves that almost anything is possible. The access she provides to doctors, therapists, new technologies and approaches to nutrition offers solutions that will help guide people through their own demanding life-altering conditions. Join us and experience all the bends and jolts of this unconventional account of conquering adversity as you meet Jamie Now!

12/22/2014

"Football Safety and Its Impact on Youth Sports"

SHOW GUEST: Steve Wright

Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes. Unfortunately, its popularity sometimes comes with a price. In 2012, over 900,000 young athletes under the age of 18 were treated in emergency rooms, doctors' offices, and clinics for football-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Former NFL lineman Steve Wright believes that improved safer football equipment must be developed to keep up with the bigger, faster and stronger players of today. Tune in as Steve and our host, Marvin Smith, tackles this controversial issue that affects every level of the sport, starting with the NFL and moving all the way down to junior leagues.

12/15/2014

"BEYOND ADDICTION - Part 2 How Science and Kindness Help People Change" 

Show Guests: Carrie Wilkens, PhD and Nicole Kosanke, PhD 

Addiction impacts 1 in 4 families in the United States. Yet when parents, children, spouses, friends, grandparents and significant others search for ways to help their struggling loved ones, traditional wisdom often tells them that they can't. Beyond Addiction, is a powerful new book that offers an alternative eschews the theatrics of interventions and tough love. Join our listeners for the next installment of this exciting new therapeutic approach, learning about the practices what really work in therapy and in everyday life. Also, discover many different treatment options along with tips for navigating the system.

12/08/2014

"FAREWELL, ALEPPO - Syria Of The Past When Jews, Muslims & Christians Lived In Peace"

SHOW GUEST: Claudette Sutton

When we hear the word Syria, we think perpetual civil war, ISIS, and a death toll nearing a quarter million. Most of us aren't aware of the Syria described in journalist Claudette Sutton's new memoir, Farewell Aleppo, which explores Syria in her father's day, just prior to World War II, a time when Jews, Muslims and Christians lived side by side as they had for centuries, attending school together, living and practicing what they believed. At the heart of Claudette's book are values passed down from her elders that could help recreate that peaceful existence once again, embracing the commonalities we all share, while simultaneously preserving the history, resilience and legacy of her family.

12/01/2014

"Literary Thrillers: Building Empathy, as well as Suspense" 

SHOW GUEST: Dennis Palumbo 

Researchers at The New School in New York City have found evidence that literary fiction improves a reader's capacity to understand what others are thinking and feeling. Dennis Palumbo's novels weaving together of his clinical training at a psychiatric facility and his current experience in private practice treating the Hollywood elite. His popular series of mystery thrillers include: Mirror Image, Fever Dream, Night Terrors and his recently released Phantom Limb. Join us for a memorable interview with Dennis Palumbro and learn why so much of the population enjoys thrillers, and how to identify the those that do us harm and ones that are beneficial to the human psyche.

November 2014

11/24/2014

"Second Chances For Young Offenders & The Documentary: Lost In Life" 

SHOW GUESTS: Hassan Latif & Sean Ahshee Taylor 

Second Chance Center, located in Denver Colorado, is implementing different approaches to the criminal conduct-driven young people and their unique needs and circumstances. In Hassan Latif's book, Never Going Back: 7 Steps to Staying Out of Prison, he describes the steps designed to impact this uniquely challenging population. Our other special guest, Sean Ahshee Taylor discusses the documentary in which he was featured, called "Lost for Life". This outstanding film explores whether juveniles who commit murder can be rehabilitated. The film is available on iTunes.

11/17/2014

"It's About Time! Transforming Chaos Into Calm, A To Z"

Show Guest: Mitzi Weinman

Mitzi Weinman takes the complexities of figuring out how to get things done to a new level. Her philosophy is simple: When you maximize your most valuable resource - time - you stay focused on your personal and professional priorities, This fresh approach dissolves the myth that you can manage time. Managing time is an impossible task, but we can manage ourselves and how we approach situations that arise throughout your day. We invite our listeners to "get back on track", as Mitzi helps all of us re-evaluate our approaches to work and life, with suggested actions that produce positive results that will impact each and every day.

11/10/2014

"Wild Creative: Igniting Your Passion and Potential in Work, Home and Life"

Show Guest: Tami Lynn Kent

In Wild Creative, Tami Lynn Kent, award-winning author of Wild Feminine, shows you how to tap into your creative center. Tami reveals that the energy framework of the human body is a creative interface between physical form and spirit. By understanding our own creative currency, we can realigning the creative field, transform our use of creative energy and changing the shape of our lives.

11/03/2014

Encore presentation of installment 10/29/2012
"Getting and KEEPING Kids Sober, Healthy and Happy"

Show Guest: Jamison Monroe

Allen and Dr. Melody are joined by Jamison Monroe to discuss what parents can do when kids start down the "wrong" path? Where to look for help, what works and what does not, as well as what happens after treatment. With that in mind, Monroe believes strongly in educating families so that they can more effectively help their children with addiction issues. 

ABOUT JAMISON MONROE & NEWPORT ACADEMY

With years of personal recovery experience -- compassionate and effective treatment of adolescent health is mission critical to Jamison Monroe. Monroe began his descent into alcohol and drug abuse as a teen, while hiding behind that all too familiar 'happy family" facade. Despite a supportive family, Monroe remained in this life-threatening cycle until he was admitted to a treatment center that focused on personalized, comprehensive and holistic treatment that allowed him to safely address his individual underlying issues, while balancing an effective amount of family involvement. Newport Academy is the culmination of Jamison's journey and desire to create a unique setting to help teens and their families recover from the destructive effects of behavioral health issues.

October 2014

10/27/2014

Champions, Defending Children's Rights In Adult Court

Show Guest: Kim Dvorchak

According to the Campaign for Youth Justice in Washington DC, as many as 250,000 youth annually are prosecuted as adults. Research suggests that the prosecution of children as adults does little to deter crime or reduce recidivism among youthful offenders.  In Colorado, Kim Dvorchak, the executive director of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition (CJDC), said that since these new laws have taken affect, the number of young people put directly into the adult system in Colorado has dropped by nearly 85 percent and that the rate of adult jailing of minors has fallen by 92 percent, with no increase in juvenile crime. Join us to explore the issues and learn about a powerful movement that is spreading across the nation thanks to the hard work of organizations such as the CJDC .

10/20/2014
10/13/2014

Encore presentation of installment 08/19/2013
"Adventure-based Therapy: Teaching Teamwork & Responsibility" 

Show Guest: Kurt Fairbank 

Kurt Fairbank joins Answers for the Family to discuss how wilderness programs provide opportunities for students to experience the great outdoors in a manner that not only provides a healthy outlet for their energy, but also provides a successful rehabilitation and personal growth opportunity.

10/06/2014

DON'T TRY TO FIND ME, A Mother's Greatest Nighmare

SHOW GUEST: Holly Brown 

DON'T TRY TO FIND ME is a gripping debut novel by Holly Brown, a practicing marriage and family therapist based in San Francisco. From the note on the table stating: Don't try to find me, I'll be okay  ... you are drawn into the family dynamics that lead to a teens decision to run and his/her parents' desperate attempts to deal with self-blame, overwhelming fear, and the possibility that they may never find and bring their child home. This is a show you will not want to miss as Holly delves into the warning signs and how parents might foresee and preempt such an event from every happening to them.

September 2014

09/29/2014

Encore presentation of installment 08/25/2014
"The Straight A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide To Ending The Stress Of School" 

Show Guests: Hunter Maats And Katie O'Brien

A number of 'popular' books address what is wrong with the educational system and how to possibly improve our troubled schools, but there has not been a book, until now, written directly to and for the student. The Straight A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World cuts to the chase about the fact that any student is capable of learning, doing well in school and even getting straight A's. Don't miss a really amazing "how-to" by Hunter and Katie, as they map out an easy, no-nonsense action plan that students can apply in the new school year. They will show your audience that anyone can learn anything... Even physics. Yes. Even you!

09/22/2014

Like A Child To Home: What it Means to be a Social Worker in Child Welfare"

Show Guest: Bill Engleson

Bill Engleson's first novel, Like a Child to Home, is a powerful and original take on what it means to be a social worker. Like a Child to Home provides insight into the reality of how hard it can be to gain the trust of an injured youth. Take a journey with Bill, as he guides listeners into a world he himself experienced for more than 25 years. A world social workers face every day as they try mightily to put into place resolutions that will be in the best interest of each child.

09/15/2014
09/08/2014
09/01/2014

Encore presentation of installment 02/24/2014
Manage the Gift of ADD-HD - using the power to be uniquely who you are...without apology 

Show Guest: Dr. Kevin Ross Emery 

Dr. Kevin Ross Emery invites our audience to join the movement to Manage the Gift of ADD/HD! The stakes are high for all of us when it comes to finding our own path in life. For those living with ADD/HD, harnessing creativity, increasing productivity and living to your full potential are sadly often achieved only through medical treatments. According to Dr. Emery, it does not need to be this way!

If you've had difficulty managing your ADD/HD or have faced criticism from parents, teachers, friends, business associates or anyone else for perceived laziness and bad behavior, you will not want to miss this show. Join us to learn strategies to turn problematic, personal relationships and career misfortunes into effective, fulfilling experiences and success..

August 2014

08/25/2014

"The Straight A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide To Ending The Stress Of School" 

Show Guests: Hunter Maats And Katie O'Brien

A number of 'popular' books address what is wrong with the educational system and how to possibly improve our troubled schools, but there has not been a book, until now, written directly to and for the student. The Straight A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World cuts to the chase about the fact that any student is capable of learning, doing well in school and even getting straight A's. Don't miss a really amazing "how-to" by Hunter and Katie, as they map out an easy, no-nonsense action plan that students can apply in the new school year. They will show your audience that anyone can learn anything... Even physics. Yes. Even you!

08/18/2014

"Meet Jamie Now: A Life Free Of Autism"

Show Guest: Krista Vance

Krista Vance, author of  Meet Jamie Now: A Life Free of Autism, shares a story of hope for families with beautiful children lost in the world of autism.  This story cannot help but inspire as Krista Vance proves that almost anything is possible. The access she provides to doctors, therapists, new technologies and approaches to nutrition offers solutions that will help guide people through their own demanding life-altering conditions. Join us and experience all the bends and jolts of this unconventional account of conquering adversity as you meet Jamie Now!

08/11/2014

Leadership From Within And Its Impact On Underserved Communities 

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Jason Carthen 

According to Dr. Jason Carthen, underprivileged and disadvantaged students are the single greatest challenge in any educational system and their communities. Based in social psychological research, the goal of introducing leadership training to these youth is to combat negative stereotypes, introduce youth to positive role models, and help them increase their self-confidence. A show filled with passion and solutions, join us as Dr. Carthen shares his techniques for helping underprivileged children learn the leadership skills to not only help themselves,but find the joy of helping others succeed as well.

08/04/2014

Encore presentation of installment 01/6/2014
"NOT BY CHANCE: How Parents Boost Their Teen's Success In And Out Of Treatment" 

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Tim Thayne 

Struggling teenagers with addictions, learning disabilities, or emotional/behavioral issues have brought their parents to a moment of decision. Heartsick, anxious, and exhausted, questions bounce endlessly around in a parent's mind, "Will this work? Was this really necessary? Will she or he ever forgive me? Can we handle him at home when the time comes?" Dr. Tim Thayne delivers the answers in his groundbreaking book "Not by Chance." As an owner/therapist of wilderness and residential programs, his mission is to vastly improve long-term success by crafting and proving a model to coach parents on their power to lead out through full engagement during treatment and management of the transition home. This show serves up critical, concrete tools, hope, confidence, and stamina for families, professionals and mentors.

July 2014

07/28/2014
07/21/2014
07/14/2014

"TWICE-EXCEPTIONAL KIDS: Finding and Nurturing Gifted, Talented Students with Challenges or Disabilities" 

SHOW GUEST: Lois Baldwin 

Lois Baldwin, President of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS), describes the emotional and learning struggles these children experience and how they many times go unnoticed, resulting in learning gaps and undeveloped potentials. One of the most common characteristics these children have in common is low self-esteem that results in behaviors such as: anger, self-criticism, crying, disruptiveness, withdrawal, apathy and more. Join us for an exciting show as Baldwin shares how we can identify these children and structure a learning environment and curriculum to overcome these obstacles.

07/07/2014

"Safely Ever After: Safe-Smart Rules That Empower Kids and Their Families Against Child Predators

SHOW GUEST: Pattie Fitzgerald

Pattie Fitzgerald, founder of Safely Ever After, provides up-to-date information and prevention education programs to help empower families against child predators. Pattie explains how younger Children don't have to be paranoid or fearful when it comes to safety. They simply need to learn some vital skills and strategies so they can recognize a potentially threatening situation. And for teens,Safely Ever After this is a not-to-be-missed show that focuses on appropriate physical and relationship boundaries, and how to trust their instincts and make safe choices as they gain more independence.

June 2014

06/30/2014

"Relationship: The Key To Treating Self-Harm and Cutting in Young Women 

SHOW GUEST: Kevin Randall, LMFT 

According to Kevin Randall, self-harm is an increasingly pervasive symptom of emotional distress among young women. For many, self-harm is not a coping skill, it is a survival skill. A great show with amazing insight, Kevin describes to our audience the healing process that is essential for young women to come out of treatment, not just able to survive life, but able to reach their life's unique potential while working through their pain.

06/23/2014

"BEYOND ADDICTION: How Science and Kindness Help People Change"

Show Guest:  Carrie Wilkens, PhD and Nicole Kosanke, PhD

Addiction impacts 1 in 4 families in the United States. Family and friends search for ways to help their struggling loved ones survive destructive substances and behaviors. Delivered with warmth, optimism, and humor, Beyond Addiction gives readers the best practical advice science has to offer, as well as exercises and examples that allow the Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT) method to be successful. Join our listeners in learning about the practices what really work in therapy and in everyday life, and discover many different treatment options along with tips for navigating the system.

06/16/2014

Ancient and Powerful Methods For Relieving Stress and Boosting Natural Healing 

SHOW GUEST: Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha 

Countless people are suffering from stress that they cannot overcome. In his new book SOUL HEALING MIRACLES, Master Zhi Gang Sha, shares incredible techniques that can help solve our physical and mental problems. It offers knowledge to understand the connection between you, your mind, and the universe, and shows what you can do to improve this connection, which will improve your life. Master Sha will read on-air chants to help our listeners relieve stress and be happier - you don't want to miss this!

06/09/2014

"The Secret Life of Sleep: Why Sleep Is As Important For Our Bodies And Minds As Being Awake?" 

SHOW GUEST: Kat Duff 

The Secret Life of Sleep, by award-winning author and licensed Mental Health Counselor, Kat Duff, explores what happens between the time we close our eyes in at night and the moment we wake up in the morning. "Sleep," or lack of it, Duff says, "is one of the most important influences on our health and well being" ... tune in and hear how The Secret Life of Sleep changes the way we look at and value our sleep!

06/02/2014

Show Title: "Everyday Happiness: A Guide That Shows Happiness is a Skill You Can Learn, Practice and Master"

Show Guest:  Dr. George Kimeldorf

Dr. George Kimeldorf shares with our audience his personal story of finding happiness, and how others can do the same. In his new book, FROM SEEKER TO FINDER: Discovering Everyday Happiness, he offers an honest account of what it took to uncover the skills of being happy. He reveals that it is not a mystical power - happiness is an ordinary skill you can learn.  

A captivating show on the most sought after of human desires, be sure to tune in as Dr. Kimeldorf explains how he mastered the skill of being happy, the ways it changed him forever, and how you too can achieve the same joy in your life.

May 2014

05/26/2014
05/19/2014

Stepping up to Understand and End Child Abuse - JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness 

Show Guest: Pamela Koefoed 

What do an explosion, four house fires, fleeing from toxic chlorine gas, and escaping an attack by a knife-wielding assailant mean to author Pamela Koefoed? Each of these events-part of her early childhood-are graphically depicted in her new memoir, JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness. Ms. Koefoed and her sister are two gutsy little girls who draw on the love they have for each other, hold onto faith, and rise above the unthinkable to show us all the way to a richer and more meaningful life. A journey that is so important, JoyRide is extraordinarily well-done and a journey everyone must take!

05/12/2014

Encore presentation of installment 09/16/2013
4-1-1 On Step Parenting: Overcoming The Challenges Can Bring Great Rewards 

Show Guest: Michele Sfakianos 

When you add his kids, her kids, his ex, her ex and the in-laws to any relationship, you're sure to have gained added pressure. Michelle Sfakianos shares with our audience why parents and step-parents should be more understanding and attentive to actions that may alienate them from their partner or the children. Michele's book, "4-1-1 on Step Parenting", is an comprehensive guide that will help everyone involved make the transition successfully. It also highlights critical things to consider when blending a family such as: finances, living arrangements, holidays, grandparent responsibilities, and legal ramifications. If you're in a blended family or plan to be soon… You won't want to miss this show!

05/05/2014

Encore presentation of installment 10/14/2013
"Opening Doors to Science and 21st Century Skills for Underrepresented Youth" 

SHOW GUESTS: Liz Sims & Carol Wiley 

The mission of Earth Explorers is to open doors to science and engineering careers by educating and mentoring underrepresented youth. Liz Sims and Carol Wiley describe their students as girls, minorities, students living in poverty, and youth with disabilities, many of whom will be among the first generation in their families to attend college. Using video and new media technology they connect young people to science and future career opportunities in their communities, as well as establish networks of resources that will help our students succeed beyond the classroom. Listen and learn what you can do to improve education for all of our children!

April 2014

04/28/2014
04/21/2014

Finding Joy in the Most Unlikely Places

SHOW GUEST: Roy Dimond & Jeff Leitch

Saving Our Pennys, by Roy Dimond and Jeff Leitch, is a non-fiction work about one teacher who is having a life crisis. He slowly learns that the magic of life can be found through a labyrinth of experiences, which ultimately unveil the face of hope through a most unexpected source - his student!  An inspirational show about real life events, Saving Our Pennys re-ignites the fire in our hearts through hope and caring. It reveals the incredible power of our intentions and the purity found in the voices of our youth that you will not want to miss.

04/14/2014

A Question that Can Change Your Life!" 

SHOW GUEST: Peter Bregman 

Here are questions Peter proposes you ask yourself throughout your day: What can I do, right now that would be the most powerful use of this moment? What can I say? What action can I take? What decision can I make that would have the greatest impact? This powerful show challenges you to answer them honestly - which could well be the path to choosing new actions that could bring better outcomes. It takes courage, but it's also what brings the greatest payoff!

04/07/2014

"Making Informed Choices: The Possibility of Mental Health Recovery Without Medication" 

SHOW GUEST: Lisabeth Riis Cooper 

Emotional distress has many causes and can be a normal reaction to pain, stress, major life changes, trauma and social isolation. Distress can't simply be reduced to a biochemical imbalance. Lisabeth Riis Cooper shares with our audience evidence-based research on psychotropic medications which prove people can and do recover from extreme emotional distress, often without the prolonged use of medications. A paradigm-changing show, Riis Cooper believes families and individuals can make informed choices about medication use or non-use to optimize health, personal recovery goals and quality of life.

March 2014

03/31/2014

"Raising Parents, Raising Kids: Hands-On Wisdom For The Next Generation" 

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Dawn Menken 

In this cutting-edge book, therapist, parent, and visionary Dr. Dawn Menken introduces a fresh approach to the joy and wonder of the world of parenting - going beyond the conventional "how to" book. She turns the tables on what many people perceive as "bad behavior", explaining that childhood lying is an "expression of powerlessness." Explains that children rebel or sneak around because they are in environments where they do not have a voice. Menken asks parents to celebrate how every relationship is unique. Adults who want to meet kids where they are and nurture their development need to tap into their inner child and discover the power of dreams, fantasy, and play. This is a great show for a parents of kids of all ages!

03/24/2014

"SOUP NIGHT: Recipes for Creating Community around a Pot of Soup" 

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Dawn Menken 

Soup nights are popping up all around the United States as a stress-free way to bring neighbors together. The host provides two or three pots of soup, and the guests bring their own dishes and silverware, and perhaps a salad or some bread. Neighbors get to know each other by name, people of all ages connect and socialize, and the neighborhood becomes friendlier and safer. In Soup Night, Maggie Stuckey offers a practical guide to starting your own soup night group, along with 99 delicious soup recipes and 40 recipes for accompaniments.

03/17/2014

Encore presentation of installment 08/5/2013
"Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear" 

Show Guest: Carrie Goldman 

Our guest, multiple-award-winning author Carrie Goldman, shares with our audience how she became an unexpected voice for the international anti-bullying movement.  In Bullied, Goldman brings together the expertise of leading authorities with proven strategies and concrete tools for teaching children how to speak up and cope with teasing, taunting, physical abuse, and cyberbullying.  Bulliedwon a National Parenting Publication Award and a Mom's Choice Award, both at the gold medal level, which is the highest honor offered.

03/10/2014

"The Womens Code: Happy Women, Happy World" 

Show Guest: Beate Chelette 

Beate is fiercely determined to create a new Core Code of Conduct by which women will live happier, more successful lives and as results show - have better relationships with other women and men.

Beate's new book, "The Women's CodeHappy Women, Happy World" addresses all phases of a woman's life and explains important tools to unlock the knowledge that got buried along the way and allows you, through awareness, to access the support and collaboration to turn the seemingly impossible complexity of who you are into clarity and focus to create a happier life.

03/03/2014

Nigerian 419 Scams: YES, it is true that the average take is $5,000 per American victim! 

SHOW GUEST: Geoff Browne 

According to filmmaker, Geoff Browne, Nigerian scams are one of the most common types of fraud and confidence tricks on the planet! Perpetrators of advance-fee fraud, also known as "419" or "Nigerian letter scam", are estimated to rake in close to 10 billion dollars a year from their victims. Geoff describes to our audience his experiences while traveling in Nigeria and his conversations with the people at the heart of this activity - both victims and perpetrators! You will not want to miss this exciting show that begs the question, "Why are they so successful at out smarting so many people?"

February 2014

02/24/2014

Manage the Gift of ADD-HD - using the power to be uniquely who you are...without apology 

Show Guest: Dr. Kevin Ross Emery 

Dr. Kevin Ross Emery invites our audience to join the movement to Manage the Gift of ADD/HD! The stakes are high for all of us when it comes to finding our own path in life. For those living with ADD/HD, harnessing creativity, increasing productivity and living to your full potential are sadly often achieved only through medical treatments. According to Dr. Emery, it does not need to be this way!

If you've had difficulty managing your ADD/HD or have faced criticism from parents, teachers, friends, business associates or anyone else for perceived laziness and bad behavior, you will not want to miss this show. Join us to learn strategies to turn problematic, personal relationships and career misfortunes into effective, fulfilling experiences and success..

02/17/2014

Encore presentation of installment 02/25/2013
"Teens Overcoming Anxiety with HeartMath" 

Show Guest: Jeff Goelitz

Jeff Goelitz joins Allen to discuss how HeartMath helps children and students learn to govern themselves. The program's techniques show kids and adults how to regulate their behavior, manage emotions and thoughts, plan and organize activities, and sustain attention in daily tasks. HeartMath's unique blend of neuroscience, practical strategies and self-regulation skills help people overcome anxiety resulting from stressful family, school and social situations in order to reach their potential.

02/10/2014

"Tipping Sacred Cows, The Uplifting Story of Spilt Milk and Finding Your Own Spiritual Path in a Hectic World" 

Show Guest: Betsy Chasse 

Wife, mother, and award-winning producer of the sleeper hit What the Bleep Do We Know?! Betsy Chasse thought she had it all figured out...until she realized she didn't. In Tipping Sacred Cows, Chasse takes readers on a playful romp through the muddy fields of spirituality, urging them to tip over their sacred cows of belief. You will not want to miss her witty, yet unflinching, dissection of her own experience exposes the fragile beliefs we all hold dear and her candid, no-nonsense guide to crafting your own answers as experienced by one of the most humorous and perceptive spiritual experts of our time.

02/03/2014

Exceed Your Expectations: From Physical Rehabilitation to Achieving Fitness Goals 

Show Guest: Alan Vogel 

Rehabilitation and physical therapy specialist Alan Vogel, describes to our audience the three typical phases treatment. The initial phase is to control pain and/or inflammation. The second phase is to stabilize and/or optimize movement (if appropriate) depending on the extent of your complaint. The final phase of care is active participation where Alan explains to our audience how personalized "hands-on" treatment and educating patients about their diagnosis, prognosis, outcome and rehabilitation can help them to achieving maximum level of performance in activities related to work, sport, leisure and daily life! Given the fact that one in every four Americans suffer from pain ... this is a show you will not want to miss.

January 2014

01/27/2014

The 52 Weeks, Get Inspired, Get Going, Get Unstuck 

GUESTS: Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin 

Edging into forty-something, Karen and Pam, authors of The 52 Weeks, found themselves in a state of stuck. After griping over drinks one night, they came up with a plan to face their fears, rediscover their interests, renew their relationships, and give back to the community. They challenged themselves to try one new thing every week for a year-from test-driving Maseratis to rock climbing to dance lessons-and to blog about their journeys. Tune in and start taking those small steps to keep growing, learning, and achieving at any age.

01/20/2014

"TO SOFTEN THE BLOW: A powerful, true story that will change the way you look trauma and loss!" 

Guest: Lynnie Vessels 

TO SOFTEN THE BLOW, is a roadmap to healing for suffering of all kinds - alcoholism, mental illness, physical abuse... 100% relevant for our time... this book takes you step-by-step, through the courageous, often messy, and sometimes harrowing journey of recovery. If you liked The Glass Castle and Eat, Pray, Love, you will love this show and TO SOFTEN THE BLOW! This powerful book will change the way you view your world.

01/13/2014

Meaningful Talk... Made Easy and Living Life Fully Engaged! 

Guest: Keith Dorscht 

Think of the last important conversation you tried to have with your teen, your spouse or other family member. How did it turn out? Did you argue? Were voices raised? Did it end up the same place it always ends up? How would you like to see that change? Well, it is possible to turn negative into positive conversations according to the creator of The Communication Cure, Keith Dorscht. Don't miss this extraordinary show and Kick off the New Year with easily implemented strategies to make "meaningful talk" an everyday occurrence in your life.

01/06/2014

"NOT BY CHANCE: How Parents Boost Their Teen's Success In And Out Of Treatment" 

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Tim Thayne 

Struggling teenagers with addictions, learning disabilities, or emotional/behavioral issues have brought their parents to a moment of decision. Heartsick, anxious, and exhausted, questions bounce endlessly around in a parent's mind, "Will this work? Was this really necessary? Will she or he ever forgive me? Can we handle him at home when the time comes?" Dr. Tim Thayne delivers the answers in his groundbreaking book "Not by Chance." As an owner/therapist of wilderness and residential programs, his mission is to vastly improve long-term success by crafting and proving a model to coach parents on their power to lead out through full engagement during treatment and management of the transition home. This show serves up critical, concrete tools, hope, confidence, and stamina for families, professionals and mentors.

December 2013

12/30/2013

"THE 60 SECONDS FIX: Reduces Stress & Raises Test Scores!" 

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Regalena Melrose 

We all seek quicker, easier solutions to our stressful lives, but still want a "practice" that is scientifically proven to work. Using the latest neuroscience as well as years of experience with clients, Dr. Reggie demonstrates in her new book "The 60 Seconds Fix" how in less time than opening a bottle of wine we can free ourselves from negativity and rewire our brains ("calm the brain-body") to tap into our "flow" - The Zone - so we can stay engaged in life without being overwhelmed by it. When dealing with stubborn entrenched patterns, this show promises to flip your perspectives upside down.;

12/23/2013

Encore presentation of installment 11/22/2010
Holiday Skits & Contests That Bring Families Together

Special Guest:  Cornell Christianson, Playright, Producer and Author of "Holiday Skits & Contests"

With the holidays coming soon, Allen and Melody are joined by Cornell Christianson, author of a new book entitled "Holiday Skits & Contests" that promises to reconnect and bring families together. If you don't smile at least 10 times listening to this show… then you're working too hard and need this book immediately!

12/16/2013

"Our Children's Launch, or failure to launch into Adulthood" 

SHOW GUEST: Rohini Ross & Aaron Bernard 

What does "failure to launch" really mean and why are we seeing so many teens and young adults struggling with transitioning to adulthood? Rohini Ross and Aaron Bernard describe Vive Family Support Program's focus on helping teens and young adults with all kinds of transitions, whether they are transitions to life supporting themselves, to college, or transitions home from an out-of-home program. Join us and catch the "Vive" as Ross and Aaron help us all understand one of the most important transitions a person can make; the transition into a healthy and contented adulthood.

12/09/2013

"Home Drug Testing: More than Detecting Adolescent Drug Abuse, it can be Stepping Onto The Road To Recovery" 

SHOW GUEST: Tim Chapman 

Too many parents are relying on their noses in an attempt to detect marijuana and alcohol, but a human's nose cannot detect the silent killers that are opiates like painkillers and heroin. Tim Chapman explores with our audience home drug testing, and why it is important to look beyond marijuana in today's pill popping society. Tim is a strong supporter of the Teensavers Home Drug Test Kit, as an effective part of the solution to detecting and fixing the problems of drug and alcohol abuse. Don't miss this very informative show which brings solutions for raising our children drug-free through adolescence!

12/02/2013

"Transforming Troubled Boys into Responsible Young Men" 

SHOW GUESTS: Garth Lasater & Mike Randall 

Garth Lasater and Mike Randall join the show to discuss the Seven Challenges® Program at Ashcreek Ranch Academy (ARA) that simultaneously helps teens address their substance abuse issues, as well as their co-occurring life skill deficits, situational problems, and psychological issues. They discuss how a family-style environment complete with a highly effective horsemanship program in which students are active, physically challenged, and engaged in healthy activities leads to higher self-esteem and accepting of more responsibility. In this not-to-be-missed interview, Lasater and Randall give our audience an insight into ways to transform troubled boys into responsible young men!

November 2013

11/25/2013

"The Health Benefits of Love and Laughter" 

SHOW GUEST: Mitchell Rabin 

According to Mr. Rabin, speaker, holistic psychotherapist and the host of A Better World Radio & TV, when we feel a lot of love daily, we release greater amounts of "the love hormone," oxytocin, which in turn provides a sense of connectedness and meaning. Mitchell describes how breathing, creative visualizations and the power of love and laughter can dramatically improve physical and emotional health, and reduce tension and stress. We invite you to join us for an hour of fun and great insights!

11/18/2013

"The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing" 

SHOW GUEST: Br. Bernie Siegel 

Renowned medical doctor and spiritual teacher, Bernie Siegel, introduces his newest title, The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing demonstrating how you can tap your body's potential to heal. After studying the use of crayon drawings by patients of all ages facing life-threatening disease, Bernie founded Exceptional Cancer Patients to facilitate self-induced healings, which were often called miraculous. Bernie realized our bodies actually want to heal, and we can aid this innate propensity through what are currently seen as unconventional practices, including drawing, visualization, dreams, love, and laughter. 

Tune into this exciting show and explore with us the practices that can help with everything from diagnosing and understanding your illness to making the correct treatment decisions to sharing your experience with loved ones and caregivers.

11/11/2013

Emotional Intimacy Within The Family: The Importance of Not Keeping Secrets 

Show Guest: Lisa Smith 

From an early age we subconsciously learn whether it is safe, or not, to share our feelings and thoughts with those closest to us. According to Lisa Smith, the safest place for children to experience "emotional intimacy" should be with our family. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. This not-to-be-missed interview examines the factors that cause us to avoid emotional intimacy, and then brings us full circle providing the steps every family can take to make emotional intimacy a reality!"

11/04/2013

The Marvelous Learning Animal: What Makes Human Behavior Unique 

Show Guest: Dr. Authur W. Staats 

What makes us human? In recent decades, researchers have focused on innate tendencies and inherited traits as explanations for human behavior. Renowned psychologist Arthur W. Staats thinks this trend is misleading and that the immensity of human learning has not been understood. In Staats newest book, THE MARVELOUS LEARNING ANIMAL, he also shares his findings on what parents can do to increase the odds that their child does not become dyslexic, a largely untreatable condition that affects a large percentage of our school children (as many as 1 in 5 students). Don't miss this insightful interview that reveals the uniqueness of our species and the immensity of our learning capabilities that we are only just beginning to understand.

October 2013

10/28/2013

Encore presentation of installment 05/21/2012
"Think Yourself Young" - Fundamental Truths About Postponing Aging"

Guest: Peter Baksa

In Peter Baksa's new book, Think Yourself Young, you will learn how to abandon your "misperceptions of Life" and summon up the courage to face life's fundamental truths, a premise that can lead to a more youthful and joyous life by simply making the right physical, mental, and dietary changes to your current lifestyle.

 
Peter Baksa, author of Think Yourself Young, has pursued academic excellence--receiving several advanced degrees from the University of Illinois, followed by post graduate research as a visiting professor/lecturer. Peter has worked with many charities, is a professional speaker, author, musician, and artist. Peter has recently been featured on Breakthrough with Tony Robbins, which is carried by The Huffington Post.

10/21/2013

MY SON AND THE AFTERLIFE: Conversations from the Other Side 

Show Guest: Dr. Elisa Medhus 

Dr. Elisa Medhus describes her emotional journey through grief to healing and skepticism to belief—discovering the answers that forever changed her life. Until her son Erik took his own life at the age of twenty, Dr. Elisa Medhus never believed in life after death. The tragedy surrounding her son's death forced her to seek answers, to ask those universal questions we have all asked ourselves: Is there life after death? Do the dead communicate with the living? In My Son and the Afterlife, answers are finally revealed. Through a series of conversations, Erik reveals a compendium of new knowledge on the nature of death and afterlife, the abilities and activities of the soul, and the powerful experience that love knows no boundaries—not even death. Check out this powerful and enlightening show.

10/14/2013

"Opening Doors to Science and 21st Century Skills for Underrepresented Youth" 

SHOW GUESTS: Liz Sims & Carol Wiley 

The mission of Earth Explorers is to open doors to science and engineering careers by educating and mentoring underrepresented youth. Liz Sims and Carol Wiley describe their students as girls, minorities, students living in poverty, and youth with disabilities, many of whom will be among the first generation in their families to attend college. Using video and new media technology they connect young people to science and future career opportunities in their communities, as well as establish networks of resources that will help our students succeed beyond the classroom. Listen and learn what you can do to improve education for all of our children!