5 Steps to Help Make Social Media Healthier

Interview:  Jason Deitch.

Jason Deitch, is a Doctor of Chiropractic, author, international speaker, and social media expert.. He speaks on health & wellness trends and role of chiropractic care in family wellness. He is also the best-selling author of Discover Wellness: How Staying Healthy Can Make You Rich. 

 

Talking Points/What Dr. Jason Deitch can say in an interview
on Social Media
:

 

Social media has gotten a bad rap as of late. If we allow it to be, social media can be a source of unhealthy comparison, consumption and critique. There are likely few among us who haven’t questioned the time we’ve spent scrolling down miles of Newsfeed—time we’ve felt in retrospect that could have been invested in chasing our dreams or strengthening intimate bonds. Continue reading “5 Steps to Help Make Social Media Healthier”

Achieving Your Dreams in Your Golden Years

Available for Interviews: Dr. Mimi Secor 

Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing in Women’s Health, for over 40 years. She is a popular National Speaker and Consultant, educating advanced practice clinicians and consumers around the country and the world. Her newest book, New You: Healthy and Fit at Any Age, is coming out soon.

From Dr. Mimi on recently achieving her dreams:

 My lifelong dream was to become a doctor. At the age of 59, I returned to graduate school and earned my doctorate degree at age 61. I was the oldest in my class and not only was I honored to be chosen as the student speaker at our graduation, but I also received the Student Service Award for my contributions to the nurse practitioner profession.

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What Is the Future of Work Post-Covid? 6 Must-Haves for Success

Available for Interviews: Nell Derick Debevoise

Nell Derick Debevoise is the Founder & CEO of Inspiring Capital and the author of the new book, Going First: Find the Courage to Lead Purposefully and Inspire Action is available on Amazon.

 

What Nell Derick Debevoise can say in an interview on
The Future of Work Post-Covid:

The Future of Work requires accountability to all people and the planet they impact, in the medium- and long-term. Companies can no longer succeed with a narrow focus on short-term profitability. They must address the concerns and well-being of all stakeholders, from employees to suppliers to customers, as well as community members and investors. Here are some key points for success in business:

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Insomnia: From A–Zzz’s!

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.

Talking Points for an Interview On Insomnia:

What is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. It can occur at any age, but it is most likely to occur as we age.

Primary insomnia occurs when it is not directly associated with any other health conditions or disorders. Secondary insomnia occurs when sleep problems are associated with health conditions like depression, anxiety, pain, and chronic or acute diseases like asthma, cancer and arthritis. It can also be associated with medications or drugs like alcohol, nicotine and caffeine.

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5 Easy Food Changes to Help You Hit Your 2021 Health Goals

Available for Interviews: Raphael Velazquez

Raphael Velazquez, NSCA CSCS, is the founder of VELA, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, celebrity trainer, and body transformation expert. He is also the author of Core Fitness: Your Best Shape, Looking and Feeling Great.

What Raphael Velazquez can say in an interview on
Food & Diet Tips That Can Help You :

These talking points were adapted from Velazquez’s new book, Core Fitness: Your Best Shape, Looking and Feeling Great.

    • Commandment 10: You Shall Hydrate
      Hydrating well is essential for many reasons. We are made up of 60-70% of water, at times we think we are hungry when we are truly thirsty. 
    • Commandment 11:You Shall Eat Moderately
      Eat until  you are satisfied, not until you are full. By the time that you are satisfied, the food you’ve consumed has not been broken down to its simplest form, yet the body is sending signals in the form of hormones that it is satiated. 
    • The most important meal is “Breaking Fast”
      Sleep for 7-8 hours and then having your first meal is breaking you fast. Look at breaking fast as the first meal had after any given amount of time has elapsed. Giving exactly what the body needs to fuel it properly is key to your metabolism kicking in and allowing you to attain your nutrition goals.
    • Ask yourself, Does this benefit my goals and the vision of myself? 
      Drop the twinkie and grab some fruit when you want to snack on something. Give your body nutritious food/snacks to benefit your 2021 changes
    • Eat perishable food
      Buying and eating perishable food means that you’re eating less processed foods and will ensure that you eat what you’ve bought so that it does not go bad and you waste money. Added bonus: Many of us need to stretch our dollars during these financially challenging times.
    • Be aware of what’s triggering your hunger
      Use the senses you have: Smell, Taste, Sight, and Hearing. What can be making you salivate and desiring food is smelling, seeing, or hearing food that you like or that is intriguing. When tasting, you can be loving what you’re eating. That gluttony may take over and you may want to go overboard with it. Stick to the script, eat until satiated and keep it moving.

 

Interview: Raphael Velazquez

Raphael Velazquez, NSCA CSCS, is the founder of VELA, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, celebrity trainer, and body transformation expert. He has built an unparalleled rapport within the fitness and entertainment industry. With years of experience in sculpting and transforming physiques and minds, Raphael formulates and implements techniques catered to the specific goals and needs of each of his clients. Best known for his work in strength and conditioning, Raphael possesses the expertise and professionalism needed to successfully meet demands and sculpt bodies and minds, while coaching his clients to fully embody their best lives. Raphael’s style is evident in the results you see in his clients, his physique is equally important. Recently featured in the Equinox “Impossible Happens” campaign, Miami Swim Week, New York Fashion Week, and Good Morning America with Brooke Burke.

Raphael also has a B.S. in exercise physiology, and in addition to training celebrities, entrepreneurs, and everyday people, he is a motivational speaker, a passionate advocate for the youth being a member of Mastermind Connect, and is devoted to serving others along their journey.

Raphael comes from a Dominican household. As a first-generation American, Raphael looks to be an example to inspire other first-generation Americans to go for their dreams and make them a reality based on one’s circumstances, resources, resiliency, creativity & grit.

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Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
MEDIA AMBASSADORS
Success In Media, Inc.
Jo@SuccessInMedia.com

Let’s Have an Open Dialogue About the Stigma of Mental Illness

Interview: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health, PC. She is an anxiety and trauma expert as well as a consultant, supervisor, speaker, writer and advocate.

Talking points for an interview:

How Stigmas and Misconceptions on Mental Illness Impact Quality of Life, Opportunity, and Wellness
      • For the longest time, mental health difficulties have been equated to being “crazy.”  Women who struggle with mental health are typically seen as “hysterical” or “weak” and men can be perceived the same way or as “aggressive” and “angry,” depending on the presentation.  And when we decide that someone’s experience isn’t valid for whatever reason (weakness, vulnerability, being “hysterical” being angry, etc.), not only do we disempower them, we also devalue them as a human being.
      • That experience—of constantly feeling sidelined, not taken seriously, and devalued—can create a vicious cycle where people feel destined to fail or be misunderstood so they stop trying, which only increases people’s negative perceptions which only increases that person’s hopelessness and lack of effort to change things.
      • I dream of a world where tears are a sign of strength, not weakness.  Where genuine human connection, with your clients and colleagues, is seen as an asset, not a liability.  Where being honest about the things that matter to you is seen as courageous, not unprofessional. Where vulnerability is seen as brave, not as overly sensitive or unhinged.  Where periods of anxiety, sadness, or relational upset, are seen as HUMAN, not pathological.
        Acceptance Versus Judgement
        in Today’s Society
        • Old habits die hard, don’t they!  America, and the world really, has a long history of stigmatizing folks who struggle with mental illness and because we’ve been doing that for a long time, it’s built into our brains, our places of work, our families and every other system we can think of.
        • When a problem is systemic—like this or racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.—it takes a lot of very conscious and deliberate effort by lots of different people over the course of decades to make individual changes and systemic changes that eventually lead to societal changes.
        • Like most things, we’ve gotten a lot better about understanding mental health and therefore being more accepting of it, but we still have a long way to go.

 

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

Dr. Colleen Cira received both her Masters and Doctorate from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the State of Illinois.  She’s the Founder and Executive Director of Cira Center for Behavioral Health, PC, a boutique group practice specializing in Women and Trauma with locations in Chicago and Oak Park.

She was named one of the “Top 100 Women in Chicago Making a Difference,” by Today’s Chicago Woman. Dr. Cira is a trauma and anxiety expert, clinical supervisor, writer, speaker, consultant, activist, wife, and Mommy to two little ones.

Contact:
Jo Allison
PR Managing Editor
MEDIA AMBASSADORS
Success In Media, Inc.
Jo@SuccessInMedia.com

How Billions of Dollars Are Lost Each Year Due to Miscommunication

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Kelly Waltman

Kelly Waltman, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of SLR Leadership Consultion, LLC. She is also the author of Elevate Connection: Cutivate and Engaged, Inspired, Productive and Profitable Team Culture.

What Dr. Kelly Waltman can say in an interview
on Miscommunication
:

    • Research has demonstrated that the average cost of employee turnover ranges anywhere from a modest estimate of $15,000 per employee to $35,000 per employee—with the cost of turnover increasing as the employee’s job level and salary increase.

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5 Benefits of Probiotics for Overall Health

Available for Interviews: Dr. Eldred Taylor

Dr. Taylor is a leader in the hormone industry and is passionate about helping people by using a holistic functional medicine approach in treatment.

Talking Points for an Interview On Probiotics:

More and more studies show that the balance or imbalance of bacteria in your digestive system is linked to overall health and disease. An imbalance means there are too many bad bacteria and not enough good bacteria. It can happen due to illness, medication such as antibiotics, poor diet and more.

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4 Things Parents Should Avoid With Their Kids

Available for Interviews: Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

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.

What Dr. Cira Can Say in an Interview on Raising Children:

  1. Do not make your children your life. This may sound crazy because for most of us parents, we often feel like our children ARE our life, but here’s the problem. When we build our life around every aspect of our children—their desires, their hobbies, their opinions—several negative things tend to happen: a) we neglect our our own needs; b) we neglect our partner/relationship/marriage; c) we teach our children that the world revolves around them. Of course we want to prioritize quality time with our kids and carve out time in our schedules to support them in things that interest them, but please: also make them go to the grocery store, also keep up with your own interests/hobbies and also continue to spend quality time with your partner.
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Suicide Is Not a Choice and Other Myths Debunked

Interview: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D.

Dr. Cira has worked with hundreds of people struggling with suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, she also had a family member commit suicide, so she understands the tragedy of this both personally and professionally.

What Dr. Colleen Cira Can Say in an
Interview About Suicide
:

Suicide is so confusing and difficult to understand because suicide sounds awful to someone who isn’t in tremendous amounts of pain. The idea of taking your own life sounds terrifying to most of us and then all of the consequences that come with suicide (loved ones grieving, feelings of failure, etc) make it sound pretty unappealing if you’ve never been in so much pain that death sounds like a relief. But someone’s profound pain coupled with the hopelessness of feeling like the pain is never going away can make death sound/feel like an answer. The problem is that most pain DOES go away, but sometimes it takes a lot longer than what is ideal which leaves people in a tough position.

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