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Men's Monday

  • Aired on Monday, November 20, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Left Hand - Right Brain - Howard Kushner

    A left-hander himself, Kushner has long been interested in the meanings associated with left-handedness, and ultimately with whether hand preference can even be defined in a significant way. As he explores the medical and cultural history of left-handedness, Kushner describes the associated taboos, rituals, and stigma from around the globe. The words "left" and "left hand" have negative connotations in all languages, and left-handers have even historically been viewed as disabled.

    In this comprehensive history of left-handedness, Kushner asks why left-handedness exists. He examines the relationship―if any―between handedness, linguistics, and learning disabilities, reveals how toleration of left-handedness serves as a barometer of wider cultural toleration and permissiveness, and wonders why the reported number of left-handers is significantly lower in Asia and Africa than in the West.
     
  • Aired on Monday, November 20, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Left Hand - Right Brain - Howard Kushner

    A left-hander himself, Kushner has long been interested in the meanings associated with left-handedness, and ultimately with whether hand preference can even be defined in a significant way. As he explores the medical and cultural history of left-handedness, Kushner describes the associated taboos, rituals, and stigma from around the globe. The words "left" and "left hand" have negative connotations in all languages, and left-handers have even historically been viewed as disabled.

    In this comprehensive history of left-handedness, Kushner asks why left-handedness exists. He examines the relationship―if any―between handedness, linguistics, and learning disabilities, reveals how toleration of left-handedness serves as a barometer of wider cultural toleration and permissiveness, and wonders why the reported number of left-handers is significantly lower in Asia and Africa than in the West.
     
  • Aired on Monday, November 13, 2017 Listen Now
    There are over 20 suicides per day in the United States due to military-related PTSD, and it does not need to be this way. Retired Major Marc Raciti and his wife Dr. Sonja Raciti talk about his journey, from the very first time he realized there was a problem, to the moment he found the courage to get well. It was not an easy thing to accomplish, but somehow he managed to cross this abyss that defined his struggle and journey. His hope is that he will be able to inspire others to want to get well and to help those who continue to suffer to seek help.

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Transitions Tuesday

  • Aired on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Listen Now
    As I looked back over the landscape of my life, and the many setbacks I had endured, I saw that every loss also offered a gift, even if I didn’t recognize it at the time. Whenever I was called upon to loosen my grip on some cherished part of my life, I was consequently given the opportunity to start again, to create anew something of value . . . every ending carried the seeds of possibility, a chance to start over. —Janine Shepherd
     
  • Aired on Monday, November 13, 2017 Listen Now
  • Aired on Monday, November 06, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Compassionate Caregiving - Cynthia Orange

    In a time when tens of millions of people provide care for family members, older adults, and people with special needs, we should all be experts at it. Instead, we often struggle with caring for others while taking care of ourselves. Cynthia Orange shares valuable care suggestions throughout—from how to navigate difficult conversations to what contact numbers to post on the refrigerator." This conversation is a must - listen for you and those you care about.

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Women's Wednesday

  • Aired on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Listen Now
    Penelope Rodriguez takes the listener the often roller-coaster ride of having a son with a mental illness and being unable to access services for him in a timely and useful manner. At one point, her son Donald was prescribed Adderall to focus and Trazodone to sleep, and the antidepressant Prozac because his doctor thought he had situational depression.  In short order, Donald was abusing prescription drugs and scaring the people who loved him most. When he was finally diagnosed with Bipolar 1, he had to ease his life into a place of balance and his family had to do the same.
  • Aired on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Listen Now
    Ilse Anderson was on the cusp of her new life, traveling the world, growing as an artist, and exploring new avenues of spirituality. She was soaring into a bright, cloudless future, and then, on May 22, 2015, her doctor informed her she had stage four oral cancer. One month later, she underwent a three-quarter glossectomy and a tracheotomy. The ten-hour surgery involved cutting out most of her tongue and fashioning a new one from the tissue of her forearm. Cancerous lymph nodes were removed via an incision in her neck. She awoke from the surgery unable to swallow, speak, or move. And that was just the beginning.
  • Aired on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Say Yes to Life - Ilse Anderson

    Ilse Anderson was on the cusp of her new life, traveling the world, growing as an artist, and exploring new avenues of spirituality. She was soaring into a bright, cloudless future, and then, on May 22, 2015, her doctor informed her she had stage four oral cancer. One month later, she underwent a three-quarter glossectomy and a tracheotomy. The ten-hour surgery involved cutting out most of her tongue and fashioning a new one from the tissue of her forearm. Cancerous lymph nodes were removed via an incision in her neck. She awoke from the surgery unable to swallow, speak, or move. And that was just the beginning.

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Thoughtful Thursday

  • Aired on Thursday, November 16, 2017 Listen Now
    An introvert guide and manifesto for all the quiet ones—and the people who love them.  "Is there a hidden part of you that no one else sees? Do you have a vivid inner world of thoughts and emotions that your peers and loved ones can’t seem to access? Have you ever been told you’re too “quiet,” “shy,” “boring,” or “awkward”? Are your habits and comfort zones questioned by a society that doesn’t seem to get the real you? If so, you might be an introvert."
     
  • Aired on Thursday, November 09, 2017 Listen Now
    Since the publication of Dr. Webb's first book about CEN Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect, many thousands of people have learned that invisible Childhood Emotional Neglect, or CEN has been weighing on them their entire lives, and are now in the process of recovery. Running on Empty No More: Transform Your Relationships will offer even more solutions for the effects of CEN on people’s lives: how to talk about CEN, and heal it, in relationships with partners, parents, and children.
  • Aired on Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Healing From a Narcissistic Relationship - Margalis Fjelstad

    When a relationship with a narcissist ends, the caretaking partner is often left confused, deeply hurt, and often still emotionally connected, while the narcissist seems to easily move on to the next relationship. Learn what to expect as the relationship unravels and how to cope with the fallout.

    Presenting techniques for healing and rebuilding self-esteem and self-confidence, Dr. Fjelstad discusses the importance of developing emotional strength and encourages forgiveness and reconciliation with the past. Dr. Fjelstad also offers ways to increase emotional self-protection, quit caretaking in relationships, and become more independent and self-loving. Understand how ending a relationship with a narcissist may be the best thing that ever happened

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Friday: On The Psychological Side

  • Aired on Friday, November 17, 2017 Listen Now
    What can a fully impotent, chemically survivor of two cancers and his post-menopausal partner possibly share about sex, intimacy, and relationships? Everything! - including a world filled with extraordinary emotional, sexual and spiritual intimacy most couples cannot even fathom possible. 
     
  • Aired on Thursday, November 09, 2017 Listen Now
    ​MyNDTALK - A Guide to Self-Care​ - Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin

    Discover how to cultivate the garden of relationships while nourishing your true self. In this crazy, chaotic world, we desire lasting intimacy: a close and deep-rooted relationship with someone who cherishes us—or, indeed, with ourselves. But too often being in an intimate relationship means we have to compromise or lose, vital aspects of our personalities. How can we avoid sacrificing our own self-care to get the love we want?
  • Aired on Thursday, November 02, 2017 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - Winning in Family Court - Toby Kleinman

    When domestic abuse and children are involved, divorce and custody can be the epitome of high-stakes conflict and frustration and all too frequently protective parents lose custody of their child to a named abuser. Domestic Abuse, Child Custody, and Visitation helps mental health professionals, attorneys, and lay readers navigate the judicial process so that decisions are truly made in the best interest of children. Toby Kleinman reveals how the puzzle pieces of the judicial process fit together -- judges, attorneys, mental health experts, children, spouses -- and how to overcome many of the obstacles they will confront along the way. Toby Kleinman & Daniel Pollack have created an essential read for mental health professionals and lay people involved in divorce and custody, family court judges, family law attorneys, and mental health professionals involved in domestic abuse and custody matters.

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Specials

  • Aired on Friday, September 16, 2016 Listen Now
    MyNDTALK - The Donald and Hillary -A Rebroadcast by Request - Dr. Justin A Frank

    Psychoanalyst - Author of Bush on the Couch and Obama on the Couch - takes on 'The Donald' and Hillary from a psychological perspective

    How did we get where we are in this current campaign cycle? The arguments, the fights, the threats, the promises - The name calling,
    mud-slinging - as we try to vote for a new President of the United States - how/why do we find ourselves more marginally united then we
    have been in years? Or are we?
  • Aired on Saturday, March 14, 2015 Listen Now
  • Aired on Saturday, February 21, 2015 Listen Now
    Robbin Shipp, Esq; , Co-Author of Justice While Black joins Dr. Brewer for a live conversation!  How should families think about protecting their children?  Particularly their young Black boys?  At what age should parents begin to educate their children about the realities of being Black in America?  For the answers to these questions and more – be sure to join Dr. Brewer on MyNDTALK @ 89.3 FM/WPFWFM.org – 3-4 PM ET 

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