On today's episode, my friend Oriana Gliessman talks to us about her life, as she has been separated from her husband for over a year, and they have decided to end their marriage. In this thoughtful, insightful, and honest conversation, she uses the caterpillar metaphor of cocooning to describe her life right now: focusing her energy on getting to know herself again, discovering her own needs and wants, forging her path to her happiness. Cocooning is the process of enveloping or surrounding yourself in a protective and comforting way, insulated from perceived danger. Who would you become?
Infertility is fairly common in the United States, as it impacts about 15% of couples. Fertility is also known to steadily decline with age. Infertility can affect one or both partners- about a third of the time, infertility can be traced to the woman, a third of the cases can be traced to the man, and in the remaining cases, there are issues in both partners or no cause can be found. On today's show, Dana Ramsey, CNM, MSN, talks about blending holistic, integrative care with modern medicine, to naturally improve fertility and conception. It is known that lifestyle factors, ways of life, can greatly influence overall health and well-being, including fertility. And on today's show, we talk about healthy habits to optimize fertility. You can find Dana at nurturesantacruz.com.
Is it possible for our consciousness to survive physical death? On this episode, I speak with Dr. Jim Tucker, MD, who is a Psychiatrist and a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, and is the director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, as he discusses his work with children who report memories of previous lives. He is the author of Life before LIfe, and NY Times Bestseller, Return to Life. And as we discuss his work evaluating the evidence, we can’t help but also wonder- What happens after death? Could there be the survival of the soul after death? Join us in this fascinating conversation, as we discuss reincarnation. You can find Dr. Tucker at jimbtucker.com.
Addiction is a chronic disease that affects the brain's reward, motivation, and memory functions. While alcohol or drug use is initially voluntary, and sometimes socially acceptable, some can stop with continued usage, and many cannot. The truth about addiction is that it is pervasive in our society. Mental health issues, emotional and physical pain, and stressors, are also recognized as driving factors behind a person's misuse of drugs and alcohol. Self-medication suggests that there is an underlying cause that leads someone to use drugs, and the intention may be more to relieve dysphoria than to seek euphoria. Join us in this thoughtful conversation, as Jane Dawson, M.A., MFT, and I discuss addiction.
Most of us spend a lot of energy organizing our lives around steering clear of what we fear most. What if fear isn't something to avoid, fight, or feel badly about? What if fear exists to actually help you? When we ignore the message that our fears have for us, fear can become a health risk. On today's show, Josie Teresi and I talk about our fears, and the important message it may have in our lives, as we talk about shifting our thinking to improve our overall health and well-being. Join us in this fascinating conversation! You can find Josie at josieteresi.com.
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