Conversations with Joan

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March 28, 2022  

Moshe Bar, PhD: Mindwandering

Certain regions of our brains are always at work at involuntary activities like daydreaming, worrying about the future, and self-talk. This mindwandering can stop us from keeping our attention in the present moment. We spend a great deal of time and energy trying to control this incessant chatter. But, according to Dr. Moshe Bar, we can harness the default activity in our brains and use it to our benefit. Dr. Bar is an internationally renowned cognitive neuroscientist. He the former director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bar’s new book is, Mindwandering: How Your Constant Mental Drift Can Improve Your Mood and Boost Your Creativity.

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March 25, 2022  

John Iannarelli: Cyberattack Threat

In recent weeks, we have been hearing more and more about the possibility of a cyberattack. Former FBI agent, John Iannarelli, talks about what these warnings really mean. John was a member of the FBI Cyber Division Executive staff, and was an assistant special agent in charge, overseeing all criminal, cyber, and counter Intelligence Investigations.

 

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March 21, 2022  

Heather Moday, MD: Improving Immune Health

Most of us don’t know much about how our immune system works and yet it affects every aspect of our health. We hear a lot about boosting our immunity, but what does that actually mean and how can it be done? Dr. Heather Moday talks about how the immune system is influenced by the way we live - our behaviors, diet, habits, and environment - and the four primary Immunotypes that underlie the immune imbalances that commonly lead to disease, chronic inflammation, infection, allergies, and autoimmunity. Dr. Moday is board-certified allergist and immunologist, as well as an integrative and functional medicine physician. Her new book is, The Immunotype Breakthrough: Your Personalized Plan to Balance Your Immune System, Optimize Health, and Build Lifelong Resilience.

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March 14, 2022  

Kara Fitzgerald, MD: Turn Back the Aging Clock

We all are going to get older, there is nothing we can do about that. But did you know that you also have a biological age, which scientists can measure by assessing how your genes are expressed through epigenetics? According to Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, exciting new research shows that your biological age can actually move in reverse! Dr. Fitzgerald shares a diet and lifestyle plan that shows you how to influence your epigenetics for a younger you. Dr. Fitzgerald lectures globally on functional medicine. She is on the faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine and maintains a clinical practice in Newtown, Connecticut. She is the author of the book, Younger You Reverse Your Bio Age—and Live Longer, Better.

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March 7, 2022  

Joyce Marter: Creating A Financial Mindset

Does prosperity lead to happiness or is it the other way around? The way we view money can either make us live in fear of never having enough, or it can offer us the opportunity to achieve long-term prosperity. Joyce Marter helps people achieve financial well-being by focusing on psychological and relational issues around money. She teaches how to release limiting habits and beliefs to open up a world of financial security and confidence. Joyce is a psychotherapist, speaker, and founder of Urban Balance, a nation-wide counseling practice. Her new book is, The Financial Mindset Fix: A Mental Fitness Program for an Abundant Life.

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February 28, 2022  

William Davis, MD: Gut Health

Over the past years, the human microbiome has been dramatically altered. Chemicals in our environment, over exposure to antibiotics, and industrialized food, have created changes that pose silent dangers for health. According to Dr. William Davis, we desperately need to reintroduce our bodies to the microbial species that once lived in our ancestors, while pushing back the army of interlopers that have taken their place. Dr. Davis talks about how we can reprogram our microbiome to improve our health. Dr Davis is a cardiologist and author of the number one New York Times bestseller, Wheat Belly. His new book is, Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight.

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February 23, 2022  

Robert Kerbeck: Ruse

Robert Kerbeck was a struggling actor who found a job listing for a position that consisted of cold-calling businesses. Needing the cash, he took the job. Soon after, he found himself deep in corporate espionage.  In his new book Ruse, Robert bares his wild business secrets.

February 21, 2022  

Celeste Headlee: Having Important Conversations

For most of us, checking our emails, texts, and social media accounts is as much a part of our daily routine as bathing and brushing our teeth. Today, most of us communicate from behind electronic screens, and while we may believe we are connecting with others, studies show that Americans feel less connected and more divided than ever before. According to Celeste Headlee, the erosion of our conversational skills lies with us as individuals, and the only way forward is for us to start talking to each other. Celeste offers simple tools that can improve anyone’s communication. Celeste an award-winning journalist, professional speaker, and author of We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter, and Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving. She is a regular guest host on NPR and American Public. Her TEDx Talk sharing 10 ways to have a better conversation has over 26 million total views. Her new book is, Speaking of Race.

 

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February 13, 2022  

Elaine Pofeldt: Tiny Business, Big Money

The increase in the number of people starting their own businesses in the United States has surged. Elaine Pofeldt, a small business specialist who is the author of The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, discusses how to get a running start with a microbusiness and she provides a guide to making it big while keeping things small. Elaine is an independent journalist who specializes in small business and entrepreneurship. Her work has appeared on CNBC, and in Fortune, Money, Forbes, and many other publications. As a senior editor at Fortune Small Business, Elaine was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her features. Her new book is, Tiny Business, Big Money: Strategies for Creating a High-Revenue Microbusiness.

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February 7, 2022  

Clare Goldsberry: Living Fearlessly, Dying Gracefully

Fear of death is probably the one fear that most people have in common. For many, overcoming this fear is a lifelong process. After helping her significant other, Brent, go through 18 months of living with and eventually dying from cancer, Clare Goldsberry wanted to share not only her experience, but also the broader picture of what living fearlessly and dying gracefully means for all of us. As a Hospice volunteer for two years after Brent’s death, she became acutely aware of just how important it is for the dying person, and that person's family and friends, to understand the process. Clare is the author of the book, The Illusion of Life and Death: Mind, Consciousness, and Eternal Being.

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