New Study: COVID Vaccine Benefits Mental Health

Available for Interviews: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

Talking Points From Dr. Colleen Cira on the
Added Mental Health Benefit to Getting the Vaccine:

    • COVID has put anyone who takes it seriously in a state of chronic nervous system dysregulation. Essentially, our nervous system serves to keep us safe. So whenever we experience something as threatening or dangerous, our stress response goes off. This is essential when we are experiencing acute and imminent danger, but when our nervous system never has a chance to turn off and reset—like in the middle of a global pandemic spanning 18+ months—it can wreak havoc on our minds, bodies, and souls.

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How to Use Halloween Fears to Build Confidence in Your Kids

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
The Opportunity of Halloween to Help Kids Build Confidence
:

    • Halloween can be a scary time for kids, imaginations are vivid and there is little distinction between reality and fiction—especially when the world suddenly changes into a horror landscape!
    • But Halloween can also provide a fabulous opportunity to talk about fear, and what it does to other emotions. It is also a great time to distinguish the line between what is real and what is not, and shift the power back into their hands through creativity!  

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How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Imposter Syndrome
: 

Imposter Syndrome, also known as fraud syndrome, is a psychological pattern where an individual constantly doubts their skills, talents, and even things they have already accomplished. People suffering from Imposter Syndrome have a persistent fear of being exposed as a fraud. These are stories that we tell ourselves that have an impact on our judgment and how we see certain situations in our lives.

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October 10th Is World Mental Health Day! 

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 about Mental Health:

As we enter the autumn season, it’s the perfect time to sit back and reflect on the role of emotions in the mental health crisis:

      • When we speak about mental health, we are talking about our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. So nourishing our mental health is crucial, since it affects every aspect of our life:

– how we think, feel, and act
– how we build and maintain relationships
– it can even affect our physical health

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What Do Hormones Have to Do With Your Mental Well-Being?

Available for Interviews: Dr. Eldred Taylor

Interview Dr. Eldred Taylor to answer all of your women’s health questions regarding hormonal imbalances and how to correct them. Dr. Taylor is a leader in the hormone industry and is passionate about helping women while using a holistic functional medicine approach.

What Dr. Taylor can say in an interview on the
Link Between Hormones and Our Well-Being:

      • Getting the full picture of what’s going on hormonally in the body helps to get on the right path to mental wellbeing.
      • These symptoms mimic bipolar disorder. Many times people are told they are dealing with bipolar but are never tested for hormone issues.  This is a big problem because it can absolutely be a hormone issue. Continue reading “What Do Hormones Have to Do With Your Mental Well-Being?”

How to Talk to Your Kids About Emotions

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 about Kids & Emotions:

    • It is crucial, in the wake of the pandemic, that we shift the dialog about emotions. More kids are feeling these big feelings like anxiety, stress, depression, feelings of isolation, and they are often not well equipped to process those emotions!

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How FOOD Determines Your MOOD

Available for Interviews:Dr. Andrea Nazarenko

Dr. Andrea Nazarenko is a research psychologist with the Obesity Research Team and Social Development Research Group at the University of South Carolina. She also works as a community psychologist, providing consultation services to multiple governmental and educational organizations.

What Dr. Nazarenko can say in an interview on Food & Mood:

We all know that what’s on our plate impacts our physical health – but did you know that our diet plays a role in our mental health, as well? 

Just as our heart and lungs cannot function optimally without proper nutrition, our brains cannot function optimally without fueling it with the nutrition it needs. This means that what we eat determines how we feel… and the answer to unlocking your anxiety or depression may not be in your brain, but rather your GUT!

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5 Myths About Emotions DEBUNKED!

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
The Myths About Emotions:

        • The way we deal with our emotions is not always healthy, and sometimes they can have disastrous consequences to our physical health.
        • Having worked with kids and families on emotion workshops all around the country, there are consistent myths that come up that limit our emotional toolkit.

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What to Say, What Not to Say—When Someone Is Grieving a COVID Loss

Interview with Dr. Colleen Cira:

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma and has worked with hundreds of people struggling with mental health issues.

 

Talking Points from Dr. Cira on How to Talk to Someone
Who Lost Someone to Covid:

Here’s the thing: it’s hard to see people we love in pain so we do all sorts of things to make OURSELVES feel better when we’re in this situation.  Which makes sense.  

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Summer Learning Reimagined

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
Summer Learning
:

    • This year has seen a lot of kids fall behind in terms of academic progress, so should you rush to online learning to try and close the gap before it becomes a grand canyon?

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