Voices in the Family
Grief and Dante: Healing Through the Arts08/31/15
Most of us have or will have our lives unexpectedly altered. When an accident simultaneously turns a college professor into a widower and a father, he looks to the work of Dante to grieve and ultimately heal.
The Changing Needs in Collegiate Mental Health
Freshman year in college… you expect it to be a time of challenges and personal growth. But college counseling centers are reporting more students are coming to campus with behavioral health diagnosis.
Social media, Relationships and Intimacy
Social media has changed our relationships. What are some of the unique ways social media impacts the way we deal with each other? It can keep help us connect, but it can also keep us from resolution in conflicted relationships.
Faith: To Believe or Not Believe
Why is there tragedy and evil in the world? How do life events shape what we believe? How do we answer basic questions surrounding belief and spirituality? Victoria Zackheim posed these questions to 24 writers and compiled their thoughts in the...
Work vs. Vacation: How to Balance Both
Next week, much of Europe will head out for the August holiday. The American worker is offered far less paid vacation days and some none at all. Yet most Americans don't even take all the vacation time they have earned!
Happy Anniversary ADA!
Twenty-five years ago, President George Herbert Walker Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, bettering the lives of many Americans and their families. How has the quality of life changed after this legislation and what needs to happen going...
Girl in Glass
We talk with Deanna Fei about her harrowing journey that included not only the uncertainty of medical intervention, but also her baby being publicly labeled "distressed" by the CEO of her husband's company.
Independence Day/Independent Life
At this time of year when we think about our nation’s independence, let’s look at what independence means in our lives. Your first steps, a driver’s license, making a home of one’s own. Across our life cycle there are milestones that mark our moving...
Fatherhood: Wisdom and ways
Fatherhood will be celebrated this month on Father’s Day. For many, fathers and father figures are key to supporting and raising children, and like mom, can serve as role models and mentors throughout the life cycle. Dr. Dan Gottlieb speaks with...
Some of us are fortunate to have good neighbors. They're the folks we chat with, invite over, borrow a cup of sugar from, and do favors for. On the other hand, some neighbors can be a nuisance--a source of nightmares and profound anxiety. They're...
You Are What You Read
Want something more than simple beach reads on your summer list? We’ll hear from several authors who inform, inspire and challenge us. Rachel Simon discusses the craft of memoir and reveals what she reads when she is writing. From contemplative...
Female troops returning from deployment
Female soldiers are returning from deployment in record numbers, according to Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, they are 15 percent of the active-duty military. Women at higher risk than male soldiers for developing PTSD, they’re likely to...
On Living and Dying
What is HOSPICE care really and is there an art to dying? Can death be the final act of living fully? Nina McKissock is an RN and writes about her fourteen years as a HOSPICE nurse in her book, From Sun To Sun. She believes there is an art to dying if...
When Families Feud…
Silences, grudges and cutoffs between family members that can last for decades. How does this happen, what's the price everyone pays and why is it so difficult to let go of resentment? Let’s talk about what we don’t talk about—family rifts and...
Autism and Families
We know autism is affecting more families and as these children with autism grow up, they face new challenges. April is Autism Awareness month and to understand families touched by autism, we’ll talk to Temple Grandin and her mother, Eustacia Cutler,...
Stereotypes, Stigma and Mental Illness
With diseases of the brain and mind, we lack the ability to open our arms and hearts to those who suffer. We often generalize about what a person with mental illness is capable of achieving in relationships, work and life. We’ll take a look at the...
A Change in Leadership
What kind of leadership is required to meet the challenges we face locally and globally? What if we looked at leadership in a new way that is different from the traditional top down model? Can neuroscience play a role in how we affect change? How...
Is ADHD an Epidemic?
Are we medicating children for being “just kids” or are we helping kids who are suffering with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – enabling them to do well in school and at home? The heated debate over different approaches to ADHD has gone on...
Sport and religion: Connections
If you were to draw a Venn diagram of concepts associated with baseball and religion, there is a surprisingly large amount of overlap: faith and doubt, blessing and curses, miracles, conversion, and community. In some circles, springtime is synonymous...
Living With . . .
One day everything changes. Getting a diagnosis of a lifelong illness changes the way we feel about our bodies, our lives and our death. Some are resilient and life begins anew. Some are not so fortunate. We hear several personal stories about...
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