Sunday, May 5, 2013

5/5-Encore Broadcast Positive Parenting Solution


Parenting expert Amy McCready has been creating and delivering training programs for over 20 years in Fortune 500 companies and community organizations.
Amy founded Positive Parenting Solutions, Inc. in 2004 and developed the popular and successful Breakthrough Course that has changed the lives of thousands of parents through in-person seminars, speeches and online parenting training webinars.
Due to demand from parents around the country and abroad, Positive Parenting Solutions Online was developed in 2008 to give parents everywhere the skills, knowledge and tools to correct their children’s misbehaviors permanently without nagging, reminding or yelling. She speaks to them “one-on-one” through the most advanced and thorough Web 2.0 parenting course available today.
Amy McCready is frequently asked to provide expert parenting advice for print and online parenting articles. She is a sought after keynote speaker, writer, parenting coachspokesperson, trainer and most importantly – Mom!
Amy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Penn State University and is certified as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

4/28-Encore Broadcast Can Women REALLY Have it All?

The job, family, self care and everything else!  What does work-life balance REALLY mean?  Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter in the Atlantic Magazine a couple days ago gave her answer: a resounding NO! Princeton University professor, Public Policy scholar and public servant shared her story; and its generated lots of conversation.  But its not your mother’s conversation anymore, or is it?  Perhaps you can recall your Mom chiding you,”...just because you can do it doesn't mean you should!”

This week's show is a conversation for YOU. We will talk about the issue and an alternative way to think about all this. Listen then join the ongoing conversation on

If you want to learn more about how to have it all, check out Optimal Stress: Living in Your BestStress Zone (John Wiley 2009)

Sunday, April 21, 2013

4/21-Encore Broadcast Stress and Law Enforcement

Did you know that police officers have the highest suicide rate among professions? Ed Donovan discusses the amount of stress that occurs to professional police officers on a day-to-day basis and the responsibility that they must withstand.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

4/14-Encore Broadcast Need a new, better, different JOB?

Paul Hill - The Panic Free Job Search

Be a candidate NOT an applicant according to Paul Hill.  Take the stress out of your job search!  Hill is recognized as a new breed of job search expert by his loyal followers, dedicated to guiding and educating professionals to be proactive about career management by adopting professional Internet branding best practices. He is impacting the lives of displaced, fired, professionals as well as new grads and the underemployed through his work at TransitionToHired. His coaching and products including his ground breaking “Be Irresistible: Get Found, Get Hired” a step-by-step guide to proactive virtual job search. 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

4/7-Encore Broadcast Dr Carol talks about Dr Lindenberg's Stress Related Article

City life bad for brain, study says: What's the fix?

Ever wonder why city slickers seem more stressed out than folks who live in the country? A new study suggests the answer may lie deep within our brains.

Previous research showed that people who live in cities have higher rates of anxiety and depression, but this is the first to pinpoint the changes in the brain that underlie the phenomenon.

For the study, published in the journal Nature, scientists from the University of Heidelberg and McGill University used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to scan the brains of more than 100 students from various communities, large and small, in Germany. Each student was asked to complete a stressful task - solving tricky math problems as fast as possible while being subjected to criticism.
The results were striking. The brains of the urbanites showed higher levels of activity in the amygdala and the perigenual anterior cingulate cortex (pACC), two regions that previous research linked to mental illness. The bigger the city they lived in, the greater the activity in the amygdala - and the longer the subject had lived in a large city during childhood, the greater the activity in the pACC.
"I was surprised by the magnitude and specificity of the findings," said study author Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg. The next step, he said, would be to determine what it is about city life that makes it so stressful. Is it the crowding, the noise, the pollution - or something else? He said he hopes the answers might help urban planners design cities more conducive to mental health.
In the meantime, what's the take-away message for city dwellers? Ditch the metropolis and move to the mountains? Fuhgeddaboudit.
"It's not really feasible," Meyer-Lindenberg said jokingly to CBS News. "If everyone lived in the country, the country would be pretty crowded." More than half the world's population already lives in cities, a figure that's expected to grow to nearly 70 percent by 2050.

And while urban living may spark mental illness, it also brings better health care, nutrition and sanitation.

To control stress, Meyer-Lindenberg said, city dwellers might try meditation, which can impact neural circuitry. If that doesn't help, he recommends a weekend getaway, adding, "It doesn't hurt to occasionally get out into the country."

Sunday, March 31, 2013

3/31-Encore Broadcast Mindful Living

Dr. Cheung's research and work focus on the translation of scientific knowledge of nutrition and physical activity to promote healthy eating and active living for chronic disease prevention.
She is a Co-Investigator at the Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity. She was the Principal Investigator of the Qualitative Study on CDC's School Health Index, which assessed its receptivity and impact with schools, funded by the CDC and American Schools of Public Health. She was the co-Principal Investigator of Eat Well & Keep Moving, a study funded by the Walton Family Foundation to evaluate the impact of an interdisciplinary school-based program to promote nutrition and physical activity in upper elementary students. She was the co-Principal Investigator of Treatwell 5 A Day, a study funded by the National Cancer Institute to promote fruits and vegetable consumption in worksites. She was also Director of Nutrition and Fitness at the Center for Health Communication.
To further advance scientific knowledge translation to the public, Dr. Cheung has worked closely with the mass media as a resource to help improve the quality of media content. She is currently the Editorial Director of the Department's nutrition website, The Nutrition Source and the Co-Editorial Director of a new website focused on obesity. She also co-edited Child Health, Nutrition and Physical Activity (1995) with the late former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond, and she coauthoredEat Well & Keep Moving (2001, 2007), a nationally and internationally disseminated school-based nutrition and physical activity program for upper elementary school children. To engage a wider lay audience, she coauthored Be Healthy! It's A Girl Thing: Food, Fitness and Feeling Great! (2003), a book written for adolescent girls to help them maintain a healthy lifestyle. Her book, Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, coauthored with Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh (Harper Collins, 2010), teaches readers how to easily adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into eating, exercise, and all facets of daily life.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

3/24-Encore Broadcast Stress and Law Enforcement

Did you know that police officers have the highest suicide rate among professions? Ed Donovan discusses the amount of stress that occurs to professional police officers on a day-to-day basis and the responsibility that they must withstand.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

3/17-Encore Broadcast Dr Carol Scott talks to Dr. Michael Heitt

Dr. Michael Heitt - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Michael Heitt is a licensed psychologist in private practice.  The primary focus of his clinical and consultative activities center around working with physicians, executives and other professionals who are dealing with personal and occupational challenges. He frequently consults to small and mid-size companies on a variety of workplace and organizational issues, and is recognized by local Courts as being an expert witness in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Heitt has presented internationally on topics ranging from workplace violence and professional impairment to human resources and personnel development, as well as topics such as psychological ethics, disaster psychiatry and clinical assessment.  He is a former Chair and Member of the Maryland Psychological Association’s (MPA) Ethics Committee and is current the Chair of their Colleague Assistance Program.

Dr. Heitt earned his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree in clinical psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology in Chicago in 1996.  He is on the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, the Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Loyola University Maryland.  Additionally, he is the instructor for the Maryland State Jurisprudence Licensure Exam preparatory course offered by MPA.

Dealing with (or Being) the Disruptive Professional

It seems like we’re hearing about violence in the workplace, bullying and general incivility more and more lately.  And almost everyone has had a “toxic boss” at one time or another.  What can be done about the disruptive professional?  How can you learn to manage your stress when you are working with someone who is particularly disruptive?  Our next show will feature Dr. Michael Heitt, a clinical and consulting psychologist, and we will address the issue of disruptive behavior in the workplace and how to cope with this very stressful situation.

For more information about Dr. Heitt’s work with disruptive professionals and with the organizations in which they work, you can visit his websites, and

Sunday, March 10, 2013

3/10-Encore Broadcast Dr. Linnda Durré and Surviving the Toxic Workplace


Linnda Durré, Ph.D. - Psychotherapist, Writer, Author,
Linnda Durré, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist, writer, author, business consultant, international speaker, corporate trainer, TV and radio talk show host, media guest, and a magazine, Internet, and newspaper columnist. She has appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, The O'Reilly Factor (twice), Daytime, Canada AM, Good Morning America, and the local and/or national news programs on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, NPR, CW, and PBS. She hosted and co-produced "Ask The Family Therapist" on America's Health Network, which was associated with the Mayo Clinic and aired from Universal Studios Orlando. She was the weekly psychotherapist on CW's syndicated morning show, "The Daily Buzz". She hosted and produced, "Personal Success Hotline with Dr. Durré", on a PBS affiliate. She hosted and produced, "The Dr. Linnda Durre Show", on an NPR affiliate. She hosted and produced "The Linnda Durre Show", a celebrity interview radio show in Orlando. She has written for Forbes, AOL, Monster, Orlando Business Journal, A & U Magazine, Orlando Leisure Magazine, In Focus Magazine, and American City Business Journals She currently writes a bi-monthly column on toxic and difficult bosses

Sunday, March 3, 2013

3/03-Encore Broadcast Mindful Living

Dr. Lilian Cheung - Director of Health Promotion & Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition

Dr. LilianCheung is Lecturer and Director of Health Promotion & Communication at theHarvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition. She is the EditorialDirector of The Nutrition Source website (,Harvard School of Public Health’s nutrition website for health professionals,media and consumers. She is also theco-editorial director of a new Harvard School of Public Health website, Obesity Prevention Source (,a website providing science based information for policy changes at thecommunity, agencies and corporate levels. Her work focuses on the translation of science-basedrecommendations into public health communications and programs, to promotehealthy lifestyles for chronic disease prevention and control.

Sheis the co-Principal Investigator and co-author of Eat Well & Keep Moving (2001, 2nd edition 2007), awidely disseminated school-based nutrition and physical activity program forupper elementary school children that is currently used across the U.S. andinternationally. She is a Co-Investigatorat the CDC Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and PhysicalActivity.

Sheco-edited Child Health, Nutrition andPhysical Activity (1995) with the late Surgeon General Dr. Julius Richmond,and co-authored Be Healthy! It’s A Girl Thing: Food, Fitness and FeelingGreat! (2003, 2nd edition 2010), a book written for adolescentgirls.
Herlatest book Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life isco-authored with Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh which has already been acquiredfor translation in 15 countries.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

2/24-Encore Broadcast of Guest Dr. Dennis Ortman

Dr. Dennis Ortman, author of "Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder: The Six Stages of Healing", is also a licensed psychologist in private practice, welcomes those suffering emotional or mental pain. He works with adolescents, adults, and couples to find relief from their suffering, happiness, and a renewed life.

Dr. Ortman received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Detroit-Mercy and has a graduate degree in theology. He has extensive experience working with those who are addicted and with those struggling with issues on the border between psychology and spirituality. He has published two books on treating those with emotional and substance abuse problems and a third book on recovery from the trauma of infidelity through the power of forgiveness.

Dr. Ortman provides a full range of psychological services in a safe, confidential, and comfortable office setting in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He accepts most major insurances. Consultation with and referral to psychiatrists for a medical assessment are also available in the same office building.

His goal in treatment, through mutual exploration, is to relieve suffering and restore peace of mind by helping the individual understand and accept themselves, with all of their conflicting thoughts, feelings, and desires. On the basis of a secure self-understanding, the person is better able to make important decisions, realize their potential, and have more satisfying relationships.

In the process of learning about themselves and accepting personal responsibility, healing and growth occur. The final result of therapy is the ability to live whole-heartedly in the present moment, putting one’s whole self into their life, work, and relationships. Dr. Ortman tells his patients that the purpose of therapy is not to create an improved version of themselves, but to see themselves differently and relax with who they are. Therapy involves recognizing and letting go of those obstacles to whole-hearted self-acceptance.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

2/17-Dr Carol Scott hosts Stress Relief Radio

Dr Carol J. Scott, MD, MSEd, FACEP, is a practicing Board Certified Emergency Physician and health educator trained at Johns Hopkins University. She is a stress management strategist and expert on the connections between stress and health. She is an award-winning speaker and One-on-One StressRelief Coach. Her medical experience and background combined with her knowledge skills and passion in the subject of stress management enables her to formulate effective, practical stressrelief solutions for teams, individuals and audiences of all sizes.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

2/10-Encore Broadcast Broken Heart Syndrome

 Wittstein, M.D.- Johns Hopkins Cardiologist

Dr. Wittstein is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his B.A in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. in 1985 and his medical degree in 1990 from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and then served as Assistant Chief of Service on the Osler Medical Service. After completing fellowship training in cardiology at Johns Hopkins where he concentrated in heart failure and cardiac transplantation, Dr. Wittstein joined the division of cardiology as full-time faculty in 1998. His clinical focus has been in the areas of critical care and heart failure/transplant. His research has included work in basic cell signaling as well as the effect of nitric oxide on cardiac function.  More recently, Dr. Wittstein’s research has focused on the effects of emotional and physical stress on cardiac contractile function as well as the effects of neurologic injury on myocardial contractility. In February 2005, his manuscript in the New England Journal of Medicine brought international attention to the poorly recognized syndrome of Stress Cardiomyopathy (Broken Heart Syndrome), a syndrome of acute myocardial stunning that is believed to be catecholamine mediated. He is currently involved in both clinical and basic projects that are attempting to define the precise pathogenesis of this syndrome. He is nationally recognized for his work on Stress Cardiomyopathy and is an expert in the field of stress related cardiac disease. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

2/03-Dr Carol Scott hosts Stress Relief Radio

Dr Carol J. Scott, MD, MSEd, FACEP, is a practicing Board Certified Emergency Physician and health educator trained at Johns Hopkins University. She is a stress management strategist and expert on the connections between stress and health. She is an award-winning speaker and One-on-One StressRelief Coach. Her medical experience and background combined with her knowledge skills and passion in the subject of stress management enables her to formulate effective, practical stressrelief solutions for teams, individuals and audiences of all sizes.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

1/27Enhcore Broadcast Risks Of Online Dating – Don’t Get CATFISHED

Dating Expert, Craig S. Wilson, has surveyed men and women of all ages on dating habits, pet peeves and desires and has compiled his research into the new book, Dating For Life: The Four Keys

Risks Of Online Dating – Don’t Get CATFISHED
How do you know who you are talking to over the internet? Or in the case of Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te’o, if they are even REAL? USA Today reports the story of the “fake” online girlfriend of Manti Te’o is not unique.

There is an entire TV series on MTV based on the documentary “Catfish” that trails unsuspecting people who have fallen in love over the internet just to find out their one and only isn’t who they said they were.

·         So how can you prevent this from happening to you?

·         What are red flags that should send you running for the hills?

·         Plus what are the rules of the road for online dating at any age?