Parenting

Ep. 116: Cultural Trauma with Jordan Thorpe

Our legacy of injustice has created populations of very hurt people, such that they've carried the pain and anger for generations. But is the answer "an eye for an eye?" Or are there other ways in which we can heal?

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Ep. 115: Colleen Murphy on Communicating with Teens

What do when teens are sweet at certain moments and maniacs at others? Parent coach Colleen Murphy is here to help us navigate.

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Ep. 114: Difficult Moms with Dr. Esther An, MD

We are doing it!  Today on the podcast, we are discussing difficult moms.

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Ep. 112: Generational Trauma with Ken Robins

What happens when we find ourselves living with the learned patterns and pain of the family that raised us and raised them? Ken Robins shares his insights on healing and "safe attachment" in our relationships.

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Ep. 97: Parenting with Colleen Murphy

Good parenting feels good and by learning to do it right, we can set the foundation.

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Episode 83: Boundaries Before the Holidays with Denise Correll

While many of us would like to imagine the holidays to be idyllic, the reality is that sometimes it's not.

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Episode 74: Complicated Sibling Relationships with Cierra Ryczek

Even though we share our history, while the relationship is unique, sometimes it’s just hard. 

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Episode 60 – Family Secrets with Yvonne Liu

Family Secrets. We all have them. And while family secrets can seem terrifying or traumatic, these discoveries also have the power to liberate, heal, and transform us.

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Episode 42: Addiction is a Family Disease with Josie Teresi

On today's episode, we have Josie Teresi back on the show, and she talks about her son's addiction.  When a family member becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, not only do they face significant challenges, but it also impacts the rest of the family.  It affects not only the individual with the "problem," but also causes sickness within the entire family unit.  The effects hardly go unnoticed: they can include broken trust, communication issues, financial problems, childhood trauma, PTSD, fear and anxiety, shame and guilt, lost relationships, and estrangement.  Drug addiction causes the entire family unit to adapt to the...

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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 3: Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences

Childhood trauma is known to lead to adult onset of chronic diseases, depression and other mental illness, violence and being a victim of violence, as well as other social problems. Coach Robert Foster and I discuss his own path and his work with youth sports.

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