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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Memoir, Non Fiction, Self-help

May 08: Can Love Survive the Onslaught of Chronic Illness? On My Way Back to You with Sarah Cart

One Couple’s Journey Through Catastrophic Illness to Healing & Hope

On My Way Back to You with author Sarah Cart

Suddenly becoming a caregiver for a loved often means massive life changes, steep learning curves, and long draining hours where normal life – let alone selfcare – seems impossible.

When Sarah Cart was thrown into the role of caregiver to her ailing husband, she assumed the life she loved was behind her.

Today we discuss life before and after her husband’s unexpected diagnosis. How Sarah and Ben coped with the news of life-threatening medical issues. Some of their biggest challenges, and how caregiving affected their relationship as husband and wife.

We also highlight key takeaways from Sarah and Ben’s journey, including the importance of finding new passions, new opportunities. The need to construct a plan for worst-case scenarios. Signs to pay attention to. How to embrace selfcare – and what that looks like. Sarah also shares one of the best questions that friends and family can ask the caregiver to provide support.

Meet Sarah Cart

Journalist Sarah Cart was raised and educated in New York and New England, and wrote for multiple local publications while she and her husband, Ben, raised four sons in northeastern Ohio. When they became empty-nesters, the Carts moved to the Florida Keys, returning every summer to the Pennsylvania Poconos, where each had lifelong family connections. On My Way Back to You is Sarah Cart’s debut book and was written with Glenn Paskin.

Glenn Plaskin: Celebrity Interviewer and columnist Glenn Plaskin is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five books, specializing in memoir, business, self-help, leadership, and inspiration. 

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Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Memoir, Nature, Non Fiction, Self-help

Apr 24: Blazing a Trail to Self-Love with Sydney Williams

Hiking Your Feelings

Hiking Your Feelings with author Sydney Williams

Unpack your trauma with wellness and wilderness enthusiast Sydney Williams, who went from eating and drinking away her feelings, to learning to embrace new possibilities while reclaiming her body, mind, and spirit.

But what if hiking isn’t your thing? Sydney explains in today’s conversation what she means by this and how you can adapt to suit your likes and lifestyle.

We discuss Sydney’s journey from a decade of heartache, self-loathing, anxiety, and stifled trauma to finding self-love and healing. Overcoming blame and shame. Finding healthy coping mechanisms. And the healing power of nature rural and urban.

Meet Sydney Williams

Sydney Williams is the founder of Hiking My Feelings, a nonprofit dedicated to the healing power of nature. Her 15-year career in corporate communications included everything from working with Fortune 500 brands, to educating the public about the importance of stewardship and equitable access to recreational opportunities. Sydney has been featured in Huff Post, Psychology Today, U.S. News & World Report, and on the SXSW stage. A certified Wilderness First Responder, Sydney is an instructor at the Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park, an instructor at the Field Institute at Sequoia National Park, and a founding member of the Outdoorist Oath. Sydney Williams has been nominated for Woman of the Year by San Diego Magazine and Hiking Your Feelings: Blazing a Trail to Self-Love is her debut book.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Women's Issues

Apr 17: Caroline Paul’s Quest to Discover How Adventure Improves Longevity & Emotional Wellbeing

Tough Broad: From Boogie Boarding to Wing Walking – How Outdoor Adventure Improves Our Lives as We Age

Tough Broad with author Caroline Paul

Caroline Paul is no stranger to adventure. But she’d often wondered why women are rarely encouraged to adventure into old age. That question drove her quest to understand the science, psychology, and health benefits of adventure in our lives.

We discuss the five pillars of adventure and how they lead to a more fulfilling life. What adventure really means. Some of the many amazing women around the country who are boogie boarding in their 80s, learning to skateboard in their 50s, and stretching beyond their comfort zones even from a wheelchair. How to cultivate awe in small moments and everyday things, and why that’s important. Caroline also shares her key takeaways from the experts she talked with and the research she conducted to improve longevity, and encourage physical and emotional wellbeing into old age.

Meet Caroline Paul, New York Times Bestselling Author

A former journalist turned firefighter, turned bestselling author, Caroline Paul graduated from Stanford in Communications. Gutsy Girl was a New York Times bestselling book, and Lost Cat was named Bestselling Book of the Year by Jezebel. Caroline Paul conducted scores of interviews and deeply researched the science and psychology of aging for her latest book, Tough Broad: From Boogie Boarding to Wing Walking – How Outdoor Adventure Improves Our Lives as We Age. More about Caroline Paul and her work.

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Health & Wellness, Nature, Self-help, Spirituality

Mar 13: Live Your Soul’s Purpose with Rebecca Wildbear

Restore Balance, & Heal Your Heart, Mind, & Soul

Wild Yoga with author Rebecca Wildbear

Rebecca Wildbear helps people restore mental and emotional balance in their lives the natural way.

Nature” she says “can align us with our instincts” and help us live our soul’s purpose.

In Wild Yoga: A Practice of Initiation, Veneration & Advocacy for the Earth Rebecca shares what she believes differentiates the soul from the spirit. We discuss the importance of stillness, of listening to trees, of sitting with the earth, of allowing. And how to “flow in the river of your heart waters”.

Meet Rebecca Wildbear

Rebecca Wildbear describers herself as an earth-centred writer and soul guide. She is the author of Wild Yoga: A Practice of Initiation, Veneration & Advocacy for the Earth and has guided Wild Yoga programs since 2007. She worked as a yoga teacher trainer at Nosara Yoga Institute, and now guides nature and soul programs through Animas Valley Institute.

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Health & Wellness, Psychology, Science, Self-help

Feb 07: The Busy Brain Cure with Dr Romie Mushtaq

Stuck on the work, sleep, work cycle? Dr Romie’s 8 week plan to find focus, tame anxiety, & sleep again.

The Busy Brain Cure with author Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Many of us wear stress as a badge of honor, but the reality is that chronic stress kills. Just ask Dr. Romie Mushtaq who suffered major career burnout, while simultaneously undergoing life-saving surgery.

As a brain doctor, she says she should have known better. But her wake-up call set Dr. Romie on a global journey to research and heal the negative impacts of stress responses on our brains, bodies, and teams. The Busy Brain Cure: The Eight Week Plan to Find Focus, Tame Anxiety, & Sleep Again takes an integrated approach to reduce stress, avoid burnout, and live with zest.

Learn why you should ditch diets, forget cleanses, and occasionally embrace certain comfort foods to combat stress. We discuss how to overcome the stimulant-sedative cycle, reduce dependence on caffeine by day and sleep aids at night. And Dr. Romie shares how to heal the root cause of ADHD, anxiety, and insomnia without addictive medications.

About Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Dr. Romie is a board-certified physician, award-winning wellness speaker, and the founder of brainSHIFT. She combines over 20 years of authority in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness to deliver programs and create cultural change. Dr. Romie currently speaks and consults for Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, & global associations. She is also the Chief Wellness Officer (CWO) for Great Wolf Lodge. And was formerly the CWO for Evolution Hospitality, where she scaled a mindfulness & wellness program for over 7,000 employees. Her expertise is featured in the national media, such as NPR, NBC, TED talks, and Forbes. Find the cure for your busy brain at

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Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Non Fiction, Self-help

Jan 17: Holding On to Your Identity with Alzheimer’s Disease

Voices of Alzheimer’s Cofounder Rebecca Chopp

Activist, Author, Scholar Rebecca Chopp on Alzheimer’s Disease

Rebecca Chopp had a lot left to accomplish. As chancellor at the University of Denver, retirement was the last thing on her mind. That is until a routine check up at her doctor’s office left her stunned. How could she have Alzheimer’s disease?

Today, Rebecca shares how she coped with the devastating news. Why she kept her diagnosis private for several months. How and why she went public; why she cofounded Voices of Alzheimer’s to help empower others. And how she managed to write her upcoming book, Still Me.

Most importantly, Rebecca Chopp shares how she held on to her identity and finds ways to live well with friends and family.

About Rebecca Chopp

Rebecca Chopp, PhD, is an Alzheimer’s activist and educator. Chopp co-founded Voices of Alzheimer’s and serves as a member of the  Board of the National Alzheimer’s Association, and is a member of the board of the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She is a frequent speaker and writer on timely diagnosis, research for a cure, access and affordability of drugs, and lifestyle interventions for those with Alzheimer’s. Chopp’s book, Still Me, will be published in 2024. Before Chopp’s diagnosis with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s in 2019, she was a widely published author, editor, and renowned academic in the fields of education, philosophy, religion, and feminism. 

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development

Jan 03: Make 2024 A Change Your Life Year … in Just 3 Minutes a Day

Dr. Richard Dixey’s Rx for gaining clarity, expanding creativity, reducing stress

Three Minutes a Day with author Richard Dixey

Yes, it’s really possible, says scientist Richard Dixey to transform your life by incorporating his short, valuable practice into everyday life.

Dr. Richard Dixey explains how just three minutes of your time can turn your life around. He shares a direct path to gain clarity of mind, relieve stress, calm anxiety, sharpen thinking, improve concentration, and enhance creativity.

And his practice can be followed from anywhere, anytime, no matter how busy you are.

About Dr. Richard Dixey

Richard Dixey, PhD, is a scientist and lifelong student of Asian philosophy. He runs the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation in India with his wife Wangmo, the eldest daughter of Tibetan lama Tarthang Tulku. He is a senior faculty member at Dharma College in Berkeley, and divides his time between California and India. His new book, Three Minutes a Day: A 14 Week Course to Learn Meditation and Transform Your Life.

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Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Memoir

Dec 20: Accepting Alzheimer’s Without Losing Yourself

Rebecca Chopp’s career was derailed but her life took on a new direction empowering others

Activist, Author, Scholar Rebecca Chopp on Alzheimer’s Disease

As chancellor at the University of Denver, Rebecca Chopp had no plans to retire. She still had many things she wanted to accomplish. But in 2019, a routine visit to her doctor derailed those plans when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Rebecca now spends her days empowering others through her work with Voices of Alzheimer’s. Today she shares how she coped with the devastating news. Why she kept her diagnosis private for several months. How and why she went public, and why she cofounded Voices of Alzheimer’s. And how she managed to write her upcoming book, Still Me.

Most importantly, Rebecca Chopp shares how she held on to her identity and finds ways to live well with friends and family.

About Rebecca Chopp

Rebecca Chopp, PhD, is an Alzheimer’s activist and educator. Chopp co-founded Voices of Alzheimer’s and serves as a member of the  Board of the National Alzheimer’s Association, and is a member of the board of the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. She is a frequent speaker and writer on timely diagnosis, research for a cure, access and affordability of drugs, and lifestyle interventions for those with Alzheimer’s. Chopp’s book, Still Me, will be published in 2024. Before Chopp’s diagnosis with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s in 2019, she was a widely published author, editor, and renowned academic in the fields of education, philosophy, religion, and feminism. 

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Health & Wellness, Memoir, Non Fiction

Roll Back The World: A Sister’s Memoir with Deborah Kasdan

A Family Living with an Eldest Child’s Mental Illness, Searching for Answers and Forgiveness

Roll Back the World with author Deborah Kasdan

When her eldest sister Rachel was hospitalized for the first time, young Deborah Kasdan had no idea what was happening. While her parents didn’t discuss Rachel’s problems, or why they occurred, Deborah certainly felt the stigma, shame, trauma, and depression around the diagnosis of schizophrenia.

Today Deborah Kasdan discusses her search for the truth, examining how each family member reacted and coped as family dynamics were impacted. What Deborah learned after Rachel died. Family dynamics and how her perspective on her own relationship with her mother changed while writing Roll Back The World. And what Deborah wishes she’d known when her sister was first “sent away”.

About Deborah Kasdan

Deborah Kasdan had a 35-year career writing about business and technology before retiring and joining Westport Writer’s Workshop to make her personal stories come alive. She served on the board of directors of Under One Roof, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) for Southwest CT.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction

Better Sex, Better Health, Better You with Dr. Nita Landry

Dr. Nita’s Crash Course for Women

Dr. Nita Landry answers the questions women don’t always want to ask. Questions about female sexuality, orgasms, what the orgasm gap means, and why it’s good to focus less on orgasms and more on just having fun.

She also shares what we need to know about STDs — at any age! Plus we look at the latest medical guidance on health screenings for cancer of the breast and cervix.

About Dr. Nita Landry

Nita Landry is an MD, OB-GYN. In addition to cohosting The Doctors, she served as a medical expert on other TV programs including Good Morning America, Today, Dr. Phil, CBS national news, and Black Entertainment Television. And served as an ambassador for National Women’s Health Week from 2018 through 2021. Dr. Nita Landry’s book is Crash Course for Women: Better Sex, Better Health, Better you.

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