Cancer support groups are vital for the mental and physical well being of all those who suffer from this dreaded disease. Dr. Stephen Lottenberg is a medical doctor and a therapist who facilitates networking and emotional support groups for patients and their families. Dr. Lottenberg has been facilitating cancer support groups for twenty years. He provides a sense of community for those who would otherwise be alone in their struggle.
Dr. Lottenberg Bio:
Dr. Stephen Lottenberg, MD, PsyD combines his experience as a medical doctor with his background in Psychology. He was an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, Irvine and Clinical Director of the Brain Imaging Center where he studied brain function in many different psychiatric and psychological disorders. He then went on to receive his Doctoral degree in Psychology as he transitioned into more direct patient care. He has since directed his practice into facilitating cancer related support groups for the last twenty years. His main areas of expertise combines his background of medicine with psychology to facilitate groups that include cancer patients and their loved ones. He helps in the continuum of care by also facilitating bereavement groups for family members whose loved ones have passed from cancer.
If nothing will be the same, then how will your life be different? – Is an enlightening conversation with author, and educator, Michael J. Goldberg, on the Enneagram, and changing your life for the better. Michael is the author of Travels with Odysseus, and The 9 Ways of Working.
About Michael J. Goldberg
Michael is the author of several great books, based on the Enneagram personality typing system. Two of my favorites are Travels with Odysseus and the Nine Ways of Working. Michael is also a speaker and consultant. His specialties are leadership, executive presence and team collaboration.
In speaking to Michael I have found his knowledge of the Enneagram personality types goes much deeper, than many who teach the system. His approach is refreshing. We both believe that it is not productive to use personality type as a justification for your behavior. A lot like Odysseus on his quest for home, the Enneagram is far more useful as a map and a compass that points you in the direction of a richer fuller life.
The Enneagram can help you understand friends and loved ones. Mental fitness is a positive attribute of introspection. Unlike the Cyclops, we have an eye that looks at the world, and the other, looks inward. This system can help you build business strategies and relationships. Office politics need not be a nightmare. You can use your leadership skills to end frustrations and build alliances. Right now the world needs better leaders.
This is the most fun I’ve had in a while on the podcast. We discuss everything from the Enneagram to films to dealing with the pandemic. Michael’s insightful humor will tickle your brain cells into positive action.
Episode 35- Mental health and social distancing, is a lively fun conversation with Serena Sun, the founder of Breaking Taboo, about mental health taboos, suicide prevention, love, good books and karaoke! Serena and her non profit company Breaking Taboo is doing good things to support hospitals and health workers. Please check the links below and donate whatever you can to support the cause.
We both believe that the current situation is a serious one. The gravity does not escape us. That’s why we decided to be light in our tone. Laughter has been said to boost the immune system. Our conversation made me smile. I had not smiled in days. I hope that you smile too. Listen to her great advise. on mental health and social distancing. This is a terrible time. We can all use a good laugh.
Serena Sun Bio:
Serena Sun is the Founder and Director of Breaking Taboo. It’s a nonprofit organization on mental health awareness and suicide prevention. She is a public speaker and gives seminars on mental health. Serena is a certified life coach and holds internationally accredited certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Neuro Linguistic Programming. Serena has a degree and background in psychology and film. She has volunteered since the age of thirteen, in hospitals, nursing homes, and homeless food drives. Serena plays concert piano and enjoys teaching.
Topics we tackle
Addressing your sense of helplessness
How to help ourselves and others
A renewed sense of purpose. (You’re not your job!)
Tools and tips to deal with anxiety, and depression
Couples with issues strategies
Book suggestions – Attached, and The Five Love languages
Smule online karaoke!
Routines and reprogramming
Gratitude and opportunities for taking personal inventories, and take stock too!
Episode 34 – Staying fit during the pandemic, is a special episode with Darren Kirby the “Fitter Healthier Dad”. Darren is a tri-athlete, and a fit dad. He lost over sixty pounds and has managed to keep the weight off through a diet based on sensible principles, and a commitment to fitness.
Being a tri-athlete has given Darren the mental toughness to staying fit during the pandemic and ongoing the restrictions. He’s here on the Happy and Healthy Over 40 podcast to share some useful tips on how to stay fit and eat right under the social distancing guidelines that are currently in place.
His tips on fitness during the pandemic are super useful. Put them to good use, and stay happy and healthy!
About Darren Kirby
Ironman athlete Darren Kirby’s aim is to help one million Dads/Men live a healthier happy life – and to give them the knowledge and tools to also help their children and families do the same. In the year 2015 Darren the fitter healthier dad had competed in 10 triathlons during that season. In 2018 he was awarded ALL World Athlete Status by Ironman in the top 5% in the world. Darren started fitter Healthier Dad to help other fathers.
Darren’s motto is – Feel Better, Look Better and Have tons of energy.
Here’s what you’ll learn
fitness during the pandemic
Adapting your exercise schedule
varying your daily routine
immune system support
Autophagy and insulin levels
12 to 15 thousand steps a day
and keeping the kids involved and staying fit too!
Useful tips on keeping the relationship together during social distancing
Episode 33 – Covid 19, Corona Virus, or SARS-CoV-2 – No matter what you call this virus, it spells isolation. Even the most introverted humans have personal relationships that they value and want to maintain. We humans are designed to live together. Anthropologists can prove that hominids (early humans) have lived in bands, tribes, and villages for millennia.
Covid – 19
Since the terrible spread of Covid – 19, we’ve been engaging in some very un-human like activity through self imposed isolation or quarantine. Even monks who live in silence still live in proximity to other monks during their meditations, and daily activities. Mass global quarantine is unusual to say the least.
Don’t get me wrong. There’s growing evidence that social distancing and quarantine are working. The spread of the virus is slowing down. That is a good thing. Until scientists create a vaccine for this pandemic, social distancing and testing are the best solutions for saving lives.
You will probably survive this virus, but what about your love life? You’re stuck at home with your significant others. I’d bet you a roll of toilet paper that there will be a new baby boom for the next two years. For a lot of people there’s nothing to do but watch Netflix and make babies.
For some other folks a 24/7 scenario is too much of a good thing. I got a call the other day from a friend, who is staying with his parents during the pandemic. He’s not doing this because they need his help. They need a referee, otherwise they were going to come apart. This may not be you, but if you find yourself frustrated and maybe a little more annoyed than usual with your partner. You might be getting a touch of what the old timers used to call “cabin fever“. No, not the movie! It’s an actual disorder from too much close proximity over an extended period of time.
So what can you do to stay safe and maintain a healthy relationship? How do our relationships survive this pandemic? Fear not. On this latest podcast I’ve brought in relationship expert Allana Pratt to lend us some insight on how to deal with this temporary situation.
Allana Pratt Bio:
Intimacy Expert, Allana Pratt is a global media personality and go-to authority for those who have suffered heartbreak and are ready to live unapologetically, and attract an open-hearted, ideal relationship. Her vulnerability and courage landed her a featured weekly column on the GoodMenProject, featured as an Icon of Influence, and as Guest Expert on Huffington Post, People Magazine, Forbes, CBS & FOX and The Jenny McCarthy Show. Allana is the Author of 4 books. She has interviewed Whoopi Goldberg, on her edgy Podcast “Intimate Conversations”, where listeners learn how to find the relationship they deserve.
Deshaan Johnson is a men’s work coach. His company, Socially Agile, is dedicated to improving and empowering the lives of men. Deshaan has a great YouTube channel by the name Socially Agile where he discusses many topics that are near and dear to me such as the power of presence, being intentional in life, growth, grounding oneself with integrity, and he did a video with Soma Miller about our topic today which is the benefits of mentorship. So go check out Deshaan on YouTube!