Cultivating Emotional Intelligence for a Healthy Mind and Body

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. 

What Nadine Levitt can say in an interview on
Emotional Intelligence:

    • Emotional intelligence is an understanding of how emotions work, and how they can be processed for a healthy mind and body. But what is unique about the My Mama Says approach is that we don’t teach it in a singular way (meaning one emotion at a time)—the reason for that is that we never feel one emotion—they ALWAYS come in groups. And since they influence each other, emotions can look very different depending on what other emotions they present themselves with. The way we look, act, and feel is the result of the entire group of emotions, NOT just a single emotion.

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Sex After 50: Bringing Wisdom to the Bedroom

Available for Interviews: Dr. Karyn Eilber

Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist, an associate professor of urology & OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and is an expert in women’s health and men & women’s sexual wellness.

What Dr. Eilber Can Say about
Sex After 50:

    • First, we should all acknowledge and encourage couples to have sex after 50—when we were 20 we probably thought 50 was near the end of life! We also all need to acknowledge that sex after 50 (like pretty much anything with our bodies) isn’t the same as when we were 20—especially for women.

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The Ubiquity of Hacking and Getting at the Root of the Problem

Available for Interviews:  Paul Tracey

Paul Tracey is the Founder & CEO of Innovative Technologies, a Managed Security Service Provider in New York, and is a national speaker, cyber security educator, small business advocate, and author of Delete The Hacker Playbook and Cyber Storm.

What Paul Tracey can say in an interview on
Cybersecurity and Hacking:

Hacking involves the misuse of devices like computers, smartphones, tablets, and networks to cause damage to or corrupt systems, gather information on users, steal data and documents, or disrupt data-related activity. They can also trick users into opening malicious attachments or links which further compromise sensitive personal data.

Unfortunately, hackers are increasingly growing in size and sophistication, and are using strong and malicious methods of attack that are designed to fly under the radar of cybersecurity software and IT teams.

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How COVID Can Affect Your Child’s Brain

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

What Dr. Loper could say on
COVID and the Brain:

    • Per the current data, neuropsychiatric symptoms (brain fog, memory issues, attention issues, cognitive issues, etc.) in children following infection with COVID-19 are rare. However, there was an apparent increase in kids correlating with the spread of Omicron. This is perhaps due to the higher rates of infection with this variant in the pediatric demographic. There is also some data that suggests post-COVID neuropsychiatric symptoms occur with greater frequency in adolescents.

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Uvalde: A Cultural Tipping Point

Available for Interviews: Dr. Hope Umansky

Dr. Hope Umansky is an American Culture College Professor with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is also an author on educational reform, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

What Dr. Hope can say in an interview on
Uvalde, an educator and mother’s point of view:

“. . . I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart. What is done cannot be undone, but one can prevent it from happening again.” –Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank, 1947)

    • Seeing the truth of the Uvalde failure of grown officers to save kids with over an hour to do so—as an educator, and a mother, I cannot help but think of this quote of Anne Franks.
    • At the Uvalde board meeting last night, the parents who will be grieving for the rest of their lives, whose hearts are forever shattered said to the board and the politicians, the same question Anne Frank asks: When will enough be enough?

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Inflation: It’s Back Like Everything Else From the ’80s

Available for Interviews: Suzanne Powell

Suzanne Powell Suzanne is the founder of Capital Strategies Group, and acting Vice-President of Meridian Wealth Management. She is also the author of the newly released book, The Ultimate Money Moves for Women Over 50.

What Suzanne Powell could say on
How to Save Money During This Inflationary Period:

Remember the 1980s and high inflation? It was at that time that the world was in a major recession and the US had both tremendous unemployment and inflation. Last year we saw prices increase sharply in the area of energy and goods (especially gas and used cars). Supply chain issues also caused price increases in various goods while consumer demands for these goods remain high. Today, inflation is climbing at anxiety-producing levels. We see the effects everywhere: at the gas pumps, in the stores, with interest rates, etc. However, there are some things we can do to offset these financially unsettling times.

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Fitness Goals Older Adults Can Achieve

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor.

Dr. Mimi Secor DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women’s Health for over 40 years. She is a sought-after national speaker and consultant has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets. Dr. Mimi is also a fitness and health advocate, and is passionate about helping women to lose weight and feel great, and is the author of the newest book,  Healthy & Fit at Any Age: A Guide to Creating Mindset, Nutrition, and Exercise Habits for Busy Women.

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Fitness for Senior Citizens
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Generally, resolutions for older adults should target becoming healthier—focusing less on dramatic weight loss and more on making healthy choices and developing healthy habits. Here are some recommendations:

      • Make healthier food choices. Minimize alcohol and excessive “junk” carbs. Focus on lean protein, veggies, fruit and whole grains/legumes, and small amounts of healthy fats like avocado, olive oil, nuts.

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Ergonomic Solutions When WFH

Available for Interviews: Dr. Michael Evangel

Dr. Michael S. Evangel, Chiropractic Physician, is the owner of the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Paramus, NJ. For over 30 years, his mission is to provide state-of-the-art, high-quality care to people of all ages. 

Talking Points from Dr. Micheal Evangel on 
How to Prevent Ergonomic Problems While Working From Home:

Ergonomics is the study of people and how they biomechanically function in their environment. There are many problems associated with workstations that do not address proper ergonomics. Poor ergonomics over time can cause micro-tears in spinal discs and lead to symptoms. Continue reading “Ergonomic Solutions When WFH”

6 Solutions for Combatting Teacher Shortages (and Not Lowering Standards for Teachers)

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. 

What Nadine Levitt can say in an interview about why
Lowering standards for teachers is NOT the best solution for combatting teacher shortages:

    • Ed Week recently reported that States are relaxing teacher certification rules to combat teacher shortages, pointing to an alarming trend of teachers leaving the profession.
    • But lowering standards for entry is clearly not the best idea if we are trying to attract the best people for the job. Teachers and school leaders are crucially important in our economy and the ongoing innovation of our country, so perhaps we should: 

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Ransomware 101: Don’t Be a Victim

Available for Interviews:  Paul Tracey

Paul Tracey is the Founder & CEO of Innovative Technologies, a Managed Security Service Provider in New York, and is a national speaker, cyber security educator, small business advocate, and author of Delete The Hacker Playbook and Cyber Storm.

What Paul Tracey can say in an interview on
Ransomware:

We should all know by now that ransomware is a threat to everyone, not just companies.

The data tells us that 95% of ransomware attacks originate with social engineering and phishing emails. So if we want to mitigate the majority of risks, social media and email hygiene are a necessity. 

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