Mental Health

Episode 40: The Fourth Trimester with Hannelore Kieser-Deguara

Just in case you didn’t know, there is a newly described fourth trimester.  We know that there are three trimesters of pregnancy.  The fourth trimester is the time between birth and 12 weeks postpartum, and perhaps this is the period where I wonder if women are most neglected, as a mother. On today’s show, we have Hannelore Kieser-Deguara, and she is a Postpartum doula. The postpartum period can be incredibly challenging- whether you are a first time mother or have had other children. And even though there is more awareness, there is still minimal support provided during the fourth...

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Episode 26: Loving Your Unique Body with Connie Sobczak

Connie Sobczak founded the organization, The Body Positive, in honor of her sister, to ensure that her daughter would grow up in a new world - one where people are free to focus on the things in life that really matter. It is a community that offers freedom from the suppressive and oppressive messages from society, that cause people to be in a perpetual conflict with their own bodies. She is the author of Embody: Learning to Love Your Unique Body (and quiet that critical voice!), and she has a Ted talk entitled, “Embracing Your Critical Voice: The Gateway...

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Episode 10: Taking Care of Our Brains with Dr. Christine Fahrenbach

Dr. Chris Fahrenbach, PhD, and I talk about taking care of our brains! Pain is inevitable but suffering is optional. We can all have some control over how long we are going to suffer. Mental health is a critical aspect of our overall well-being and health. And preserving and restoring our mental health can help our ability to fully live our lives. Join us in this interesting conversation!

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Episode 5: One’s Path of Healing

Depression affects people of all ages, all races, and all socioeconomic ranges. But it can be a path for discovering one's higher purpose and reason for existing. Dr. Berry Amstrong and I reflect upon his own spiritual journey.

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