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Men's Monday

  • Aired on Sunday, August 20, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Self-Talk is Powerful! - Erik Vance

    Erik discusses the world of placebos, hypnosis, false memories, and neurology to reveal the groundbreaking science of our suggestible minds. Could the secrets to personal health lie within our own brains? Erik Vance explores the surprising ways our expectations and beliefs influence our bodily responses to pain, disease, and everyday events. Drawing on centuries of research and interviews with leading experts in the field, Vance takes us on a fascinating adventure - his first-hand dispatches will change the way you think--and feel."
    Expectations, beliefs, and self-deception can actively change our bodies and minds. Vance builds a case for our "internal pharmacy"--the very real chemical reactions our brains produce when we think we are experiencing pain or healing, actual or perceived. Supporting this idea is centuries of placebo research in a range of forms, from sugar pills to shock waves; studies of alternative medicine techniques heralded and condemned in different parts of the world; and most recently, major advances in brain mapping technology.
  • Aired on Monday, August 14, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK – Another Kind Of Madness – Dr. Stephen P. Hinshaw

    Families are riddled with untold secrets. But Stephen Hinshaw never imagined that a profound secret was kept under lock and key for 18 years within his family--that his father's mysterious absences, for months at a time, resulted from serious mental illness and involuntary hospitalizations. From the moment his father revealed the truth, during Hinshaw's first spring break from college, he knew his life would change forever.

    Hinshaw calls this revelation his "psychological birth." After years of experiencing the ups and downs of his father's illness without knowing it existed, Hinshaw began to piece together the silent, often terrifying history of his father's life--in great contrast to his father's presence and love during periods of wellness. ...
  • Aired on Monday, July 31, 2017 Listen Now
    Michael Kulava - Using Creativity and Energy to Create a Different View of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 

    When we hear the words 'rheumatoid arthritis' (RA) - most of us think of the elderly, frail, perhaps immobile. Professional skater-turned-fashion designer Michael Kuluva, however, is anything but. This internationally lauded Los Angeles based fashion designer shocked the fashion world at his 2016 fall show when he went public with his 6-year-battle with rheumatoid arthritis. The 33-year-old later announced that he had teamed up with Creaky Joints for his Spring/Summer 2017 collection called "Creaky and Tipsy." An offshoot of his "Tipsy and Tumbler" label, "Creaky and Tipsy" the collection features his trademark bold colors and playful designs to illustrate the impact of RA and celebrate the goal of living successfully with the disease.

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Transitions Tuesday

  • Aired on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - To Fool the Rain -Steven Werlin

    Lacking social safety nets, the poor in Haiti and elsewhere face ongoing and catastrophic cycles of poverty and disease. Fonkoze's pioneering work in solidarity with Haiti's poor has been a crucial step in disrupting such cycles. Fonkoze's model, particularly its Chemen Lavi MiyÒ program, offers a path to security and hope for marginalized women. – From the foreword by Dr. Paul Farmer
  • Aired on Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Shock Waves Cynthia Orange

    In the United States, about 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience, witness, or are affected by a traumatic event in women) may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—a life-altering anxiety disorder. Once connected mainly with veterans of war, PTSD is now being diagnosed in many situations that cause extreme trauma such as rape, physical attacks or abuse, accidents, terrorist incidents, or natural disasters. The millions of family members of those who have PTSD also suffer, not knowing how to help their loved one recover from the pain. - Through the pages of Shock Waves, Cynthia Orange offers a practical, user-friendly guide for those who love someone suffering from this often debilitating anxiety disorder, whether that person is a survivor of a war or of another harrowing situation or event. Cynthia is joined by her husband, a Vietnam Vet, who shares his own thoughts, searing, honest experiences of living with PTSD. Cynthia and her husband are powerful examples of the transitions trauma can create and the transitions hope and love can inspire.
  • Aired on Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Change Can Bring True Happiness - Jody B. Miller

    We all desire to be happy in our work and in our personal lives, and we want to be valued for who we are. Author Jody B. Miller teaches listeners to recognize the opportunity to pursue life's true purpose and to embrace it both professionally and personally. Listeners will realize that profound success, down to the core of their souls, is achievable. From Drift to Shift encourages all to seek a life of meaning, to have the courage to be who they really are, and to not let external forces pressure them into being less than they can be. Jody Miller helps people discover how they can make uniquely important contributions to the world.

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Women's Wednesday

  • Aired on Monday, August 21, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Homeostasis - Penelope Rodriguez

    Penelope Rodriguez takes us on the challenging roller-coaster ride of a parent attempting to understand her son's erratic behavior, get an accurate diagnosis, help her son navigate his mental illness, help herself navigate the legal 'protections' put in place to assist her son in maintaining his confidentiality - while keeping the family unaware - securing and maintaining positive mental healthcare services and so much more.
  • Aired on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Michele Swiderski - A Joyful Life

    Over the course of a decade, Michele fought her way through mental illness by weaving together her passion for creativity with her belief in the creative power of Spirit. Through simple practices such as journaling, meditation, and crafting, she rediscovered the power of the creative spirit to rebuild her life. As she discusses "A Joyful Life: How to Use Your Creative Spirit to Manage Depression," Michele eagerly shares her hard-won wisdom to guide others who are mired in depression. She wishes for us all to reconnect with our best selves and take first steps to a place of health, hope, and happiness.
  • Aired on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - I Have a Purpose - Carmen Ashe

    Carmen fought to escape the control of her dominating father, carried the secret of an abusive family member, and was beaten by a boyfriend who would rather see her dead than let her go. All that changed when she meets Tony. But when a confrontation with a family friend sent Tony to prison, Carmen was forced to make a difficult choice. Should she give up the love of her life, or risk everything to save her marriage?

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Thoughtful Thursday

  • Aired on Thursday, August 17, 2017 Listen Now
    Mothering with Courage 

    Bonnie Compton provides guidance for mothers to self-reflect and dig deep to discover what is important to them from their own perspective. Only from that space can a mother discover how to be the best, most authentic mother for her child. Compton provides mothers a detailed guidebook for the journey as a mother, complete with the latest understanding and tips for healthy parenting and motherhood.
  • Aired on Thursday, August 10, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK -Transgender Teens - Lisa Kenney

    What do you do when your son announces he is transgender and asks that you call her by a new name? Or what if your child uses a term you've never heard of to describe themselves (neutrois, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, androgyne...) and when you didn't know what they meant, they left the room and now won't speak to you about it? Perhaps your daughter recently asked you not to use gendered pronouns when referring to 'her' anymore, preferring that you use "they"; you're left wondering if this is just a phase, or if there's something more that you need to understand about your child." Learn the answers to these and many more of your questions when you listen to this edition of MyNDTALK!
  • Aired on Thursday, August 03, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - The Art of Flourishing - Dr. Jeffrey Rubin

    In this crazy, chaotic world, we desire lasting intimacy: a close and deep-rooted relationship with someone who cherishes us--or, indeed, with ourselves. But too often being in an intimate relationship means we have to compromise, or lose, vital aspects of our personalities. How can we avoid sacrificing our own self-care to get the love we want? In this not-to-be-missed-conversation, Dr. Jeffrey Rubin brings the art of flourishing to life. His idea is startlingly simple: self-care is the foundation of intimacy, and intimacy is the culmination of self-care. Synthesizing the best practices from the traditions of Eastern meditation and Western psychotherapy, Rubin creates a new and accessible path to living authentically as a singular self and as part of a couple.

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Friday: On The Psychological Side

  • Aired on Thursday, August 17, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Are We Happy Yet - Lisa Cypers Kamen

    Lisa Cypers Kamen, an internationally recognized applied positive psychology coach and expert in life-crisis recovery, reveals her breakthrough system for cultivating sustainable happiness and well-being--regardless of life's drama, trauma, or challenges. ... You'll learn how to: • Accept the past for what it is--a reference point, not a destination • Embrace the truth that while life is tough, you can be happy • Transform your relationship with yourself from enemy to ally • Focus on what's right with your life, not what's wrong • Control the only person you can--yourself. ... 'As a reformed depressed person, I did not wander into my happy place. There was a personal evolution to my happiness revolution,' says Lisa of her own journey. Lisa is a sought-after expert in life-crisis triage, including addiction  and trauma recovery."
  • Aired on Friday, July 28, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Cry into the Wind - Othello Bach
    Cry into the Wind is a spellbinding story of triumph over incredible tragedy, and an inspirational guide for those struggling to overcome the effects of abuse. Abject poverty, a house fire that claimed her mother's life, the loneliness of an orphanage where she was separated from her siblings... and so much more ... yet nothing was able to break Othello Bach's spirit. She couldn't read until the eighth grade, yet sold her first novel to Avon Books at the age of 27. She is the author of 17 published books and so much more!
  • Aired on Friday, July 21, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK – Ending Zero Tolerance – Derek W. Black

    In the era of zero tolerance, we are flooded with stories about schools issuing draconian punishments for relatively innocent behavior. One student was suspended for chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun. Another was expelled for cursing on social media from home. Suspension and expulsion rates have doubled over the past three decades as zero tolerance policies have become the normal response to a host of minor infractions that extend well beyond just drugs and weapons. Students from all demographic groups have suffered, but minority and special needs students have suffered the most. On average, middle and high schools suspend one out of four African American students at least once a year.

    The effects of these policies are devastating. Just one suspension in the ninth grade doubles the likelihood that a student will drop out. Fifty percent of students who drop out are subsequently unemployed. Eighty percent of prisoners are high school drop outs. The risks associated with suspension and expulsion are so high that, as a practical matter, they amount to educational death penalties, not behavioral correction tools. Most important, punitive discipline policies undermine the quality of education that innocent bystanders receive as well--the exact opposite of what schools intend.

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  • Aired on Friday, September 16, 2016 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - The Donald and Hillary -A Rebroadcast by Request - Dr. Justin A Frank

    Psychoanalyst - Author of Bush on the Couch and Obama on the Couch - takes on 'The Donald' and Hillary from a psychological perspective

    How did we get where we are in this current campaign cycle? The arguments, the fights, the threats, the promises - The name calling,
    mud-slinging - as we try to vote for a new President of the United States - how/why do we find ourselves more marginally united then we
    have been in years? Or are we?
  • Aired on Saturday, March 14, 2015 Listen Now
  • Aired on Saturday, February 21, 2015 Listen Now
    Robbin Shipp, Esq; , Co-Author of Justice While Black joins Dr. Brewer for a live conversation!  How should families think about protecting their children?  Particularly their young Black boys?  At what age should parents begin to educate their children about the realities of being Black in America?  For the answers to these questions and more – be sure to join Dr. Brewer on MyNDTALK @ 89.3 FM/ – 3-4 PM ET 

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