Men's Monday
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.
 
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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.
 
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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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MyNDTALK - Life with Familial Hypercholesterolemia -Chad and Kristen Gradney

What do you do when the "cure" is to stop doing something you never began? Chad, who was my fiancé at the time, went into the ER one morning, as I was taking my last nutrition final, with chest pain. The next day he was scheduled to have open heart quadruple bypass surgery, at the very young age of 27. Our lives were turned upside down....  We were married two months later and we went on to start living life like there was no tomorrow. ..."And yet, Chad's health continued to be a challenge that was only fully identified by his wife as she searched for more information... and hope.   What did she find? What are their lives like today?
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MyNDTALK - Healing Children - Dr. Kurt Newman 

When he decided to become a pediatric surgeon, the field was in its infancy, struggling for esteem. Now, nearly forty years later, it is at the forefront of exhilarating new discoveries in everything from cancer research to mental health care. But few parents know how to access the best care for their children. Far too many find themselves frustrated and afraid. 
 
Dr. Newman wrote this book to help guide parents—not just of sick kids but of all kids and to share his knowledge of what children need to thrive. A deeply human story with a spectacular cast of young heroes and heroines, Healing Children will convince you that we still have a lot to learn from our kids.  Proceeds from the purchase of Healing Children will be donated to the Pediatric Health Opportunity Fund, a charity supporting research and innovation in pediatric medicine.
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MyNDTALK - A Journey Through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Marc and Sonja Raciti

Have you wondered what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD symptoms really are and how you or a loved one can help get treatment?

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 discuss his experience of PTSD. 

This conversation is about Marc's 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 and his wife Sonja hope they will be able to inspire others to want to get well and to help those who continue to suffer.
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MyNDTALK - Inside the Mind of Alzheimer's - Greg O'Brien

Greg O'Brien, an award-winning investigative reporter, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. Acting on long-term memory and skill coupled with well-developed journalistic grit, O'Brien decided to tackle the disease and his imminent decline by writing and speaking frankly about his journey. O'Brien is a master storyteller. Greg's story is powerful, poignant, and insightful. He has written both a 'how to' for fighting a disease, and a 'how not' to give up!
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The Evolving Man - Darryl Moment

Have men changed over time or remained the same? Is there a new definition of a mature man or does the 'same old one' whatever that was - remain relevant?  And what about the concept of masculinity?  Have we broadened or shortened our view? What about racism?  Listen to this conversation with Darryl L. Moment, Community Activist and Diversity Facilitator with The ManKind Project - an international men's organization with a goal of enhancing self-awareness and personal growth.
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MyNDTALK – Creativity - Steve Harper

Creativity "Steve Harper is a TV writer, playwright & actor dedicated to exploring the impact of culture and metaphysics on everyday life. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Long Island by a Catholic father and a mother obsessed with Stephen King and horror novels, Steve's writing work investigates how we navigate the world when invisible forces make themselves present. His work examines spirituality, sexuality, race, class and often deals with spirit creatures, mythical beings, and powers beyond human understanding. As an actor, he's appeared on TV, film and onstage at The Guthrie, The Kennedy Center and in regional theatres around the country.
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MyNDTALK - Walking with the Light - William Dunn

In 1996 the U.S. House of Representatives and President Bill Clinton passed a law today known as 'HIPAA.' Today's guest tells of the unintended negative consequences associated with legislation intended to help. Sandy's Gift is an intimate and shocking true story that tells of the plight in which this law places American families with members afflicted by mental illness.
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