Assumptions: How to Deal With Their Impact on Our Lives

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 Assumptions
:

Assumptions are the conclusions we draw based on the information we are given and our perspective and lived experience. We often think our assumptions are true without solid proof. People tend to make assumptions about so many things and this is natural. It happens as we try to make sense of things happening around us. However, while it is natural to make assumptions, they aren’t always correct. In a lot of cases, they can cause problems as we act based on what we believe is true without having the full context or understanding of the situation.

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5 Things a Child Custody Mediator Wishes Parents Knew

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator, and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

What Carol Barkes can say in an interview on
the Benefits of Mediation
:

 1. Leave your people at home (this includes friends, your mom or dad, new girlfriend, boyfriend, wife or husband). Of course, these people are on your side but they are often blinded by their bias for you. They are not living your stress or paying your bills so their recommendations are often short-sighted and can leave parents dealing with ramifications they had not intended. They also tend to fire up the other side. Mediators do not need character references. Save that for court if all else fails.

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4 Steps to Calm Our Busy Brains

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 Dealing With Difficult Thoughts
:

Sometimes our minds become fixated on a thought that we become obsessed with, and it ends up causing us uncomfortable feelings such as stress, anxiety, fear, anger, or sadness.

Thoughts and feelings are normal to have, it’s part of being a human being.  

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When Depression Comes Out as Anger: Causes and Solutions


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 for over twenty years.

Talking Points from Dr. Cira
On Anger & Depression:

Why do people suffering from depression often get angry?

  • Being depressed zaps our energy and makes everything seem harder, including thinking and feeling. Essentially, someone who is depressed has very limited emotional bandwidth.
  • If you’re low on energy and patience, everything is going to seem like a chore, including interacting with people. Every last bit of energy you do have is going inward, just trying to put one foot in front of another, so that’s a lot less energy you have to be kind, thoughtful, or empathic.

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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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4 Tips for Having a Positive Mindset When Everything Is NOT Working Out

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
How to Have a Positive Mindset
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I think it’s important that we first establish what is meant by a positive mindset. A positive mindset is one that focuses on all things that are good. And when I say focus on all good things, it doesn’t mean avoiding negative things in life because truly, you can never predict when bad things will happen. A positive mindset means that even in the worst possible situation in life, you will still be able to see good things. It means making the most out of a bad situation and turning it into something positive.

So how can you stay positive even in the most unlikely situation?
Here are 4 tips for you to maintain a positive mindset.

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5 Steps to Finding Peace After Experiencing an Injury

Available for Interviews: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician, a work-life integration researcher, and an international expert on mind-body-spirit connection. She is also an international speaker and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

What Dr. Dalton-Smith  Can Say in an Interview on:
How Find Peace After Experiencing an Injury:

Injuries are an unfortunate part of life, and they often happen at the very worst times. Some might experience them during sport or activity, putting them on the shelf for months. Others could be involved in an accident that was not their fault. Whatever the reason for your injury, it’s natural to feel upset, even angry, both at yourself and the culprit. This is not good for your mental or physical wellbeing. It’s important you find peace to help you get through the injury and heal.

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How Buckingham Palace Should Respond to Oprah Interview to Restore Peaceful Relations

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

What Carol Barkes could say in an interview
on the Meghan  Markle & Prince Harry Interview:

    •  When dealing with family matters that become public, emotions and stakes are especially high. This means responses must be both kind and politically corrected in order to preserve both fronts. Consequently, Buckingham Palace should release statements of solidarity and empathy.

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Why Stress Causes Weight Gain

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 from Dr. Taylor On
Weight Gain & Stress:

Weight gain is a problem that affects millions of Americans each year. Obesity affects over 93 million adults. Conditions related to obesity include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes,  and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death. The estimated annual medical cost of obesity in the United States is over $147 billion. There appears to be a clear association with chronic stress and weight gain and obesity.

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Mental Health Takeaways From Meghan & Harry’s Oprah Interview

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
About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Interview With Oprah
:

What Meghan and Harry’s Interview with Oprah taught us about speaking out when we feel silenced and trapped.

Even though most of us are not members or ex-members of the British Parliament, I’ve encountered many people who expressed to me that they felt “trapped” in their life in some form or fashion. Maybe they have felt stuck in a loveless marriage, or even worse, an abusive relationship. Or perhaps trapped in a job they hate and not being able to express their frustrations. People who feel stuck in a seemingly hopeless situation for a long period of time are at a high-risk for major depressive disorder, and even suicidal ideation. 

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