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...

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Episode 25: Racial Injustices in Medicine

Racial injustices exist in the U.S., and the implicit and explicit bias that exists contributes to racial disparities in healthcare. I talked with psychiatrist Dr. Norman Reynolds, MD, about racism in the United States, and how it has affected the practice of medicine historically up until now - as it is one more reflection of the fact that...

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Episode 24: Self-Care with Dr. Jessica Murphy

Self-care is good for your health and well-being! Sometimes we can't control the stressors in our lives, but we can control how we react to them. And when we take care of ourselves -- and we take care of our mind, body, and spirit -- we are building our resilience to handle the stressors that we can't...

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Episode 23: Lifestyle Is Prevention with Dr. Nicole Harkin

It’s amazing to think that simple lifestyle changes can have such a huge and powerful impact - but they do! You have so much control over your own health! Dr. Nicole Harkin, MD, FACC, is a preventive cardiologist, and in this episode we talk about sustainable lifestyle changes as prevention, primarily diet. If you're feeling not so...

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Episode 22: What We Still Carry with Dr. Chris Fahrenbach

In this week's episode, I speak with Dr. Christine Fahrenbach, PhD, about what we still carry in our lives. What if the truth has always been that we are all worthy of a beautiful life? Life can be stressful for all of us. But among people who have had trauma in their past and carry their...

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Episode 21- Energy Vampires with Lisa Campion

Energy vampires are people who drain your emotional energy, and if you really have one in your life, it may feel as if they are feeding off of your life force. They are everywhere. They can be your partner, your friend, your workmate, your client, or your patient. And sometimes these behaviors can be very toxic,...

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Episode 20: As a Black Woman with Sola Adelowo

Sometimes in life, we really can’t imagine what it’s like to be someone, unless we are in their shoes. Explicit and implicit bias exists. Racism exists, and with that, oppression. Sola Adelowo and I talk about her experiences as a black woman- in the U.S., Switzerland, and in South Africa. In a conversation that began after...

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Episode 19- Child Sexual Abuse with Marybeth Beers

This is a topic that every parent should know about.⁠ If you are a survivor- how have you been managing your memories?⁠ Understandably - it is a very difficult topic. But it is so unfortunately common- when 1/3 girls and at least 1/5 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. And as many as...

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Episode 18: Second Victim Syndrome- A Doctor’s Hidden Struggle, with Dr. Berry Armstrong

The Second Victim Syndrome can occur when a health care professional makes a medical error and become traumatized by the event - manifesting psychological (such as shame, guilt, anxiety, grief, and depression), cognitive (such as burnout, secondary traumatic stress), and physical reactions that have a personal negative impact. And second victim syndrome may not necessarily be from a...

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Episode 17: The Cautionary Tale of Ghosts with Jennifer Lyn

What if there's an afterlife, and life is not just as we believe it to be? What if, at our death, going to the light as a spirit, is a choice? As Jennifer Lyn discusses in this interview, there are earthbound spirits who were once human. Some remain angry. Some want to be left alone...

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Episode 16: The Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism

Rabbi Eli Cohen and I speak about the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism. Kabbalah is a discipline and school of thought in Jewish mysticism, to explain the relationship between the unchanging and eternal God. We talk about how God moves in mysterious ways, how the essence of God could have always been there even when we don't see...

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Episode 15: In VaginaLand with Dr. Heidi Olander

I speak with Dr. Heidi Olander, MD, who is an Ob-gyn physician at Kaiser Permanente San Jose and Santa Cruz about Vaginas, Vulvas, Women's Libido, Menopause, and other Women's Health issues. Often times misunderstood, perhaps uncomfortable as well, Dr. Olander and I talk about the state of the vagina, our vaginas. Have you ever wondered what normal...

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