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Now displaying: September, 2022
Sep 27, 2022

Fall is a time for turning inward, and this week’s guest, Kassandra Reinhardt, is here to help us learn how to connect with ourselves through yoga. Her newest book, Year of Yoga: Rituals for Every Day and Every Season, helps experienced and novice yogis alike move through the seasons using affirmations and intentions that coincide with the time of year. She’s here to tell us why our practice may change along with the seasons and talk about what affirmations may be particularly helpful as we move into fall.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How yoga can help us manage stressful situations
  • Why yoga is not a one-size-fits-all practice.
  • Affirmations to focus on this fall.
Sep 20, 2022

This week, host Paula Felps sits down with renowned cinematographer, director and producer Louie Schwartzberg. Louie is best known for the stunning imagery he creates using time-lapse photography; in films like Fantastic Fungi and the 3D IMAX film Mysteries of the Unseen World with National Geographic, he has shown us the beauty of the world in ways we’ve never seen before. With his new film, Gratitude Revealed, he has created an immersive, awe-inspiring experience that takes us inside the human spirit to explore the wonder, beauty and joy of gratitude.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How this film was a natural evolution of his work with nature.
  • What he learned about gratitude while creating this film.
  • Why gratitude is so important to him.
Sep 15, 2022

The right song lyrics can express exactly what you’re feeling, and they can even help kids open up about what’s happening in their lives. With the Sound It Out campaign, parents and caregivers can support emotional wellness in young people by using songs and lyrics to help kids express their feelings. In this episode, we’re joined by Dr. Regina Miranda, a professor of psychology at Hunter College and one of the advisors for the program, to learn more about it.   

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What the campaign offers and how it came about.
  • How music supports emotional wellness.
  • How to use the Conversation Starter Pack to talk with kids about their feelings.
Sep 13, 2022

As we all settle into our post-summer routine, certain family members can sometimes get overlooked. This week, therapist Brittany Derrenbacher is back to talk about how a change in routine can affect our pets. Brittany is a certified grief and pet loss specialist, founder of the special needs animal rescue Luna Bell’s Moonbows and owner of Sunshine Healing & Empowerment in Louisville, Kentucky, and she explains why our furry family members are so affected by the end-of-summer change in routine and tells us what we can do about it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How pets are affected when we go back to school and back to work.
  • How small changes in your morning routine can make a big difference.
  • What we can do to make being alone less stressful for pets.
Sep 6, 2022

We’ve hit the end of summer and for many people, that means dealing with end of summer anxiety. And it’s not just for kids! This week’s guest, Eli Weinstein, is a social work therapist and host of The Dude Therapist podcast, and he’s here to talk about how we all can handle that end of summer anxiety and head into fall with a new game plan for the whole family.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What causes end-of-summer anxiety.
  • Why creating a routine helps manage stress.
  • How to find a strategy that works for your family.
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