American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Environment
There is currently no magic pill that can successfully treat or reverse Alzheimer's or Dementia - in spite of decades long efforts by biological scientists and Big Pharma to find a cure. In their book, American Dementia, Dr's Peter Whitehouse and Daniel George explore how our faith in innovation, technology and medicine as pathways to the ultimate life have lead us down a path of personal and global destruction. Tune it Tuesday at 2 for a Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett with the authors about their comprehensive plan to reverse our outdated beliefs about brain health and cognitive decline.
20 Oct 2021
The Reluctant Therapist: Factoring in new mental health challenges to our already existing ones in the age of Covid
12 Oct 2021
The Reluctant Therapist: Keeping pregnancy termination a secret can be harmful to mental health
Everyone has secrets, and many of us are harmed by the effects of keeping them, especially surrounding our most personal decisions, like the termination of a pregnancy. Often our best way out of the negative emotions surrounding holding on to these secrets is to share them. In this powerful hour, hear Elizabeth Barrett, The Reluctant Therapist, share her story and hear from others who have made this life altering choice.
29 Sep 2021
The Reluctant Therapist: Launching our children into new steps of life
From the day they are born, we are preparing our children to be ready to set out on their own. But with every successful launching comes the inevitable empty nest, the too quiet house, the sense of loss and purpose, but also the joyous heartache of knowing the world is shifting in all of the right ways and it's time to step aside. This week's Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, is about the pain, pride, sorrow and joy that accompany each experience of letting go.
21 Sep 2021
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The Reluctant Therapist: Comedian Marty Ross ging with grace, discovering passions along the way
Marty Ross spent 50 years doing sales in the fashion industry, married and divorced 3 times, had two daughter, 3 grandchildren and then — after retiring — discovered a talent for comedy, toured the country for 15 years and made his national debut on America's Got Talent, at the age of 80. Join in our weekly Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett and Mr. Ross about hidden talents, discovering passions and aging loudly.
14 Sep 2021
The Reluctant Therapist: A 1-on-1 with AdBusters co-founder Kalle Lasn
Sometimes, there's a conversation that's worth diving into without the need for introduction. Join the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, for a wide-covering conversation with Kalle Lasn, a co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of AdBusters, which refers to itself as a "a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age." The two discuss, among other topics, Lasn's work with AdBusters and its influence on politics, an exploration of the current climate crisis and what lies ahead for Generation Z.
7 Sep 2021
The Reluctant Therapist: Reflecting on a life well-explored
In this "best of" episode from August 2019, the Reluctant Therapist Elizabeth Barrett speaks with Dr. Lois Bristow ahead of her 90th birthday from Bend, Oregon. Bristow speaks with much wisdom to share about her journey and the realities of aging. It's a show from the road celebrating life, unexpected gifts and the agelessness of friendship.
31 Aug 2021
The Reluctant Therapist: Keeping love aflame in an overworking world
Maintaining a healthy marriage can be challenging in the best of circumstances. For high profile couples like award-winning photographer, author and filmmaker Chris Burkard and his wife Breanne, keeping the love alive requires a lot of patience, resilience and compromise. The Reluctant Therapist Elizabeth Barrett joins the Burkards in this "best of" conversation about their life, their struggles, their joys and how they've managed to "make it work" for over a decade.
24 Aug 2021
The Reluctant Therapist: Vaccine collectivism in the age of autonomy
In a country and culture that esteems the individual, civil liberties and personal freedoms, at what point are we responsible for the health and well-being of the collective? What happened to the moral imperative in taking actions that are in the best interest of the greater good and not our own self-service? The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, welcomes in religious studies professor Stephen Lloyd-Moffett for this week's conversation about the need for more people taking actions that improve all lives instead of focusing on their own.
17 Aug 2021
The Reluctant Therapist: Finding the nuggets in life worth living
Author and environmental activist Wendell Berry once said, "be joyful even though you know all facts." Given the information and events that continue to bode poorly on our future: What is it that still gets you up in the morning? In this week's Conversation with the Reluctant Therapsit, Elizabeth Barrett takes calls and talks about finding the nuggets that make life worth living, in the face of dark realities.
10 Aug 2021