zMasonry: 4 Columns

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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