Recent 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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5 Things Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Thrive and Excel In School

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. New for 2022, Levitt has launched a new professional development resource for teachers called PD Reimagined.

What Nadine Levitt can say in an interview on
What Parents Can Do To Help Their Children Have
Greater Success in School
:

Because emotional intelligence is a learned skillset (and a foundational skill to succeed academically and beyond), here are 5 things that parents can do to help their kids thrive and excel at school and beyond:

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How Recharging Our Teachers Can Supercharge Our Students

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. New for 2022, Levitt has launched a new professional development resource for teachers called PD Reimagined.

What Nadine Levitt can say in an interview about
A New Professional Development Resource
:

    • Teachers are starting 2022 exhausted and feeling overwhelmed. The added pressures that Covid brings only exacerbates the reality that most teachers are stressed, feel unsupported, and under-appreciated (2021 State of the U.S. Teacher Survey published by RAND)
    • If the goal of schools is to inspire kids to be lifelong learners then we have to start by inspiring teachers!

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Expert Sources Available

These Expert Sources Are Are Available
During the Holidays . . .

BUSINESS

Available for TOPICS on Cyber Security, Data Protection,
National Security Threats
Paul Tracey, Founder & CEO of a Managed Security Service Provider firm, Innovative Technologies, and is a national speaker, cyber security educator, small business advocate, and author of Delete The Hacker Playbook.

Available for TOPICS on Workplace, Business Productivity, Remote Work
Leni Rivera, corporate leader, workplace experience specialist, is passionate about enabling, supporting, and engaging employees to thrive in physical environments that are conducive to both productivity and happiness, and author of Workplace Experience.

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Establishing Morning Routines Can Boost Mood & Energy

Interview: Dr. Colleen Cira, Psy.D. on the Importance of Morning Routines.

Dr. Colleen Cira is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Women and Trauma, and is also a mother of two—so she is also an expert in scheduling and maximizing one of our dearest resources—time! As millions of families are getting ready to go back to school and all the chaos that comes with this, daily routines are important and can really help us to start our days off in the best way, so we can be our best selves.

What Dr. Cira can say in an interview on
Morning Routines:

A morning routine is amazing for so many things, including giving your mood and energy levels a boost.  Here’s why:

1. Our brains LOVE routine.  The less work our brains have to do, the happier our brains are, so routines feel really good to most of us. So having some routines in our lives is a really lovely way to conserve energy for more complicated parts of our day.

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6 Steps to Help Overcome Occupational Burnout

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist, professional coach, and the author of the forthcoming book, Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve With Ease.

What Dr. Doll can say in an interview on
Burnout
:

According to the World Health Organization, occupational burnout is a syndrome resulting from chronic work-related stress, with symptoms characterized by “feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.”

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Grief and Loss: How We Can Help Others During a Pandemic

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 Help Others Cope with Grief & Loss:

We are all experiencing a collective trauma, which means to some extent, we are all experiencing some amount of grief and loss. Here are a few things to consider when trying to cope or help others cope.

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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.

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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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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.

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How to Have a Positive Mindset
:

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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Exploring Happiness: Your Life Is Great and You’re Still Struggling?

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Karen Doll

Karen Doll, PsyD, L.P., is a licensed psychologist, professional coach, and the author of Building Psychological Fitness: How High Performers Achieve With Ease (November, 2021).

What Dr. Doll can say in an interview on
Exploring Happiness:

      • COVID-19 has impacted everyone on the globe to varying degrees. 
      • A challenge I frequently hear is people are struggling, yet they feel guilty about it because, by western societal standards, their life is “great.” They are healthy, employed, and have a family. So they aren’t struggling in the literal sense, yet their life feels like a struggle.

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