My guest this week is Caroline Alan and we discuss the magic of minerals. Minerals affect everything from mental health and behavior to all bodily functions. We discuss why minerals are important for every function, who is deficient, why we tend to not get enough of them in our diets, which ones are foundational, and types of supplements and strategies.
In this episode, Lisa Lewis and I discuss how teens, specifically, are not getting enough quality sleep and it’s something that most adults don’t recognize as a driver of both physical and mental health issues. There are actionable steps we all can (and need to) take to address sleep deprivation in the home, school, and community to protect our adolescents’ and teens’ mental and physical development.
My guest this week is Eileen Devine and today we are talking about behavior and developmental challenges, with a spotlight on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Whether you have a child diagnosed with FASD or not, I encourage you to listen to this conversation as the content and tips can be applied to parenting kids with or without any behavioral or developmental challenges, at any stage of life.
My guest this week is Tara Bixby, and we are going to explore mental health from a very unique lens: using insights from older adolescents and adults in both acute inpatient psychiatric settings and the prison system to help us understand what’s most important for supporting children who are struggling with mental health challenges.
My guest this week is Chef Kibby, he will walk you through tips and strategies on how simple it can be to connect with your child through food and cooking together! Sharing experiences not just in cooking, but in and around the preparation of food can strengthen your relationship with your child while also improving mental health, coordination, patience, development and so much more.
My guest this week is Autumn Smith and we are discussing the hot topic of meat consumption… It’s time to upgrade your thinking around meat and the quality you consume. The issues around agriculture, animal farming, soil health, and more are some of the most pressing of our time. We all need to understand what’s actually happening in this realm versus what mainstream media is touting as it’s having a major impact on our children now and definitely will impact their future.
My guest this week is Dr. Emily King and we discuss how to navigate educational needs and school-related issues specific to children and their development. We are going to explore how parents can best advocate for their kids, while also supporting the teachers and other professionals who are typically working really hard in these environments.
My guests this week are Meredith TerHaar and Joe Graham. The Enneagram describes 9 different ways of seeing the world. This ancient personality wisdom tool helps us understand how we make sense of the things that happen to us and how we tend to manage our emotions and responses. As you can imagine, this becomes very useful in parenting.
My guest this week is Trudy Scott, a certified nutritionist on a mission to educate and empower parents and children who suffer from anxiety. She is known for her expertise in the use of targeted individual amino acids, the social anxiety condition pyroluria and the harmful effects of benzodiazepines.
My guest this week is Stephanie Meyers. Stephanie and I are going to share simple strategies you can use today to adjust your “table talk”. These tips are great tools for improving the dynamics during mealtimes and helping your kids (and adults too!) develop the skills of healthy eating that they can use throughout their lives.
My guest this week is travel expert, Dawn Barclay. When vacation planning, it’s really important that you look for locations that understand you and your family’s needs. For example, if you work with a certified autism travel professional, they have been trained in all the different elements of travel, so they are going to be able to place you where you need to go.
My guest this week is Roudy Nassif, and in this episode we discuss the importance of light exposure. May is Mental Health Awareness and a topic very relevant for mental and physical health that many do not know about is light exposure–the quality and timing is actually very critical to every aspect of our health.