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Show #51: Celebrating African American Inventors and the Psychology of Othering with Dr. Pierre-Louis

Dr. Pierre-Louis celebrates the inventions that are being used daily that were created by African American inventors. The psychology of the other was defined and examples were given on how this interaction is manifested. Othering highlights the prejudices that can be present in all people. The techniques and coping skills to use to minimize othering were revealed.

Show #50: How can a Valentine’s Day grand and big gesture ruin your relationship? with Dr. Pierre-Louis

Dr. Pierre-Louis dispels the value of grand gestures and encourages the listening to focus on the small things often with their partners. The impact of healthy and heartfelt day to day interactions are revealed through 10 examples.

Show #49: Emotional Eating with Dr. Pierre-Louis

Dr. Pierre-Louis discusses the identifiers for emotional eating. She urges the listeners to be aware of the interplay between seeking comfort and stress hormones and brain functioning were shared. The connections with emotional eating and trauma were identified.

Show #48: Health Anxiety with Breanna Catucci

Breanna educates the listeners on her own experience with health anxiety. The nexus of these widespread concerns and how it manifests are discussed. Breanna provides insightful coping mechanisms in answering questions from the listeners.

Show #47: LifeTrap Series: Abandonment with Dr. Pierre-Louis

“Please don’t leave me” is the script of someone who has experienced abandonment. Dr. Pierre-Louis provides examples of emotional and physical abandonment to the listeners. She explores how this concern shows up in adult relationships. She shares danger signals to avoid while dating and explains how to repair in a committed relationship starting with the first step of awareness.

Show #46: LifeTrap Series: Emotional Deprivation with Dr. Pierre-Louis

Have you felt a sense of emptiness your whole life? Or you have always felt a deep void and you can look back in your childhood and your caregiver was not as nurturing and emotionally available as she/he could be? Dr. Pierre-Louis explains the origins of your emotional void, the dating red signals to avoid, and how to make healthy changes to prevent repeating the same patterns in your romantic relationships. Listeners are asked to identify a “Guiding Word” for the year!

Show #45: Holiday Traditions around the world with Dr. Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis discusses the importance of holiday traditions with family members. Around the world traditions were identified.

Show #44: Tips on how to cope with grief during the holiday with Dr. Pierre-Louis.
Dr. Pierre-Louis validates that holidays can be challenging for many during this 2020 holiday season, the struggle is real! Various tips were provided to listeners and questions were answered on how to cope with grief/ loss in a healthy manner.

Show #43: There is no vaccine for mental illness with Dr. Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis reminds us of seasonal affective disorder and the impact of COVID-19 on mental illness. She provides healthy reminders on how to respond appropriately and engage in self-care.

Show #42: Adoption journey of hopeful parents with Lisa and Oliver
Meet Lisa and Oliver as they discuss their years of struggle with infertility and now as they embark on their journey to adoption. They share their love story and their desire to expand their family and why they are choosing to adopt.

Show #41: A  Sexual Assault Survivor’s Story with Jessica.
Sexual assault is a violation that should concern us all, as 1 out of 6 women are victims of sexual assault. Jessica graciously shares her story from being a victim to a sexual assault survivor.

Show #40: Morality, Politics, and Division with Dr. Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis discusses the 5 types of political moralizers that influence one’s decision on their chosen candidate. The concepts of groupthink and moral superiority were explored. Morality was defined and listeners were encouraged to bridge the moral divide by returning to empathy, integrity, stand on the values/principles of goodwill, ethical standards, honesty, and generosity of mutual respect.

Show #39: Pregnancy and Infant Loss with Heidi Faith
Heidi Faith is a healer and the founder of Stillbirthday. Stillbirthday is an organization that honors dignity in birth and healing in bereavement. She expressed the importance of shifting language to meet the needs of mothers who have lost their children in any trimester. Honoring lost is encouraged by participating in the yearly hearts release and by naming your child no matter how long.

Show #38: Different Political Views
Dr. Pierre-Louis reviews the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) that emerge during the fall and winter season. As Election Day approaches, she delves into the impact of political differences and the rifts in relationships. She identifies 7 shifts in mindset that one needs to prevent angered discourse amongst family.

Show #37: FaLisia Cotten
FaLisia brings her expertise on substance abuse and provides a wealth of knowledge about the struggle for those who are addicted. She clarifies some misunderstandings about the journey of someone who is an addict versus a weekend warrior. Helpful hints to family members were given.

Show #36: Christie Malitz, MSW
Christie Malitz, MSW brings her expertise to the listeners on eating disorders. She clarifies between disordered eating and eating disorders. She provides insight on how to perceive one’s relationship with food. She also encourages listeners to seek support.

Show #35: Steven Baranowski, MSW
Steven Baranowski, MSW an adoption social worker shares his personal experience that led him to work with adoption clients. He provides some helpful directives to hopeful parents who are looking towards the path of adoption. Steven answers a myriad of questions to help guide and give hope to the listeners.

Show #34: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis gives an overview about September being Suicide Awareness Month. Project Semicolon and The Trevor Project resources were listed to provide additional support. She educates listeners about Seasonal Affective Disorder and how to cope with the depressive symptoms that ensue during the fall season.

Show #33: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis honors the lives that were lost 19 years ago. She reviews the opportunity to make healthier choices in our lives. She provides concrete instructions and engages listeners to practice making healthy decisions. She identifies that this week is Suicide Prevention Awareness and shares an overview of warning signs and how to communicate with loved ones about suicidal thoughts.

Show #32: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis provides a shift in focus and informed the listeners that they hold the key to their happiness. The key factors that would ensure a greater sense of happiness were identified. The concept of using one’s God-given ability of free will to make healthy decisions was explored. The critical component of choice is the key. Healthy choices beget healthy outcomes.

Show #31: Shakirra McKinley, MS, MHC-LP
Shakirra McKinley presents the emotional temperature that some of the educators, school counselors, and administrators may be experiencing with the return of the new school year during this pandemic. The impact on the psyche of the students and educators and professional staff was discussed. Mental wellness coping mechanisms to help aid in the transition were identified.

Show #30: Christine Oriani, LCSW
Christine Oriani helps listeners honor the loss and changes that children, parents, and teachers will be experiencing during the school year. She discusses using one’s anxious response in a helpful manner to identify their concerns and how to mitigate them. Recommendations for managing day to day obstacles were explored.

Show #29: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis teaches listeners on the 5 types of intimacy. Which is the strongest on your relationship she asks? She answers difficult questions on intimate relationships. Everyone needs a divorce… a divorce from selfishness, if you want to an intimate relationship.

Show #28: Dauphne Momperousse, MS
Ms. Daphnee Momperousse, MS, is a teacher, a speech therapist and the Executive Director of the Gerome Momperousse Center for Education. Ms. Momperousse shares her journey into entrepreneurship. Daphnee expresses her struggles and triumph as a woman and provides great insight on the interventions that have allowed her to find success. She encourages the listeners to fulfill their dreams and it begins with “WHY NOT.”

Show #27: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis continues with part “deux” of debunking the myths of couples therapy. She answers more questions and provides essential information to support couples in their relationships.

Show #26: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis identifies the myths about couple’s therapy and the reasons why many are hesitant to attend. She enlightens the listeners on the positive impact of participating in therapy. She answers the questions from listeners about their concerns and provides guidance to couples.

Show #25: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis identifies the myths about couple’s therapy and the reasons why many are hesitant to attend. She enlightens the listeners on the positive impact of participating in therapy. She answers the questions from listeners about their concerns and provides guidance to couples.

Show #24: Dr. Mahtab Kaeni
Dr. Mahtab Kaeni shares her personal story of being diagnosed with breast cancer. She was authentic in her struggle with grief. She empowers other women to make healthy decisions about their bodies and do breast exams on a weekly basis. She is an advocate for all women who are on this journey with her.

Show #23: Dr. Meedlen Charles, OB-Gyn
Dr. Meedlen Charles invites the listeners on her experience treating COVID19 positive patients during the height of the pandemic. She answers questions about precautions for pregnant women. The impact of Secondary Trauma is discussed and coping skills to manage the symptoms were shared.

Show #22: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis explores how trauma effects the body. She educated listeners on how the body experiences trauma and how it can be stored or “gets stuck”. She implores everyone to acknowledge their own trauma, especially post-pandemic and generational historical injuries. She reviews the negative consequences of unresolved trauma.

Show #21: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis discusses the anxiety about returning back to work post-pandemic and the protest response to the George Floyd murder. She teaches about how anxiety presents in our lives and techniques for difficult conversations with co-workers.

Show #20: Saron Malloy, Psych NP
Saron Malloy shares her professional insights on medication management. She discusses the psychological impact on the pandemic on one’s mental health. She answers questions from listeners about their concerns. She shares about her practice, Preserving Healthy Minds.

Show #19: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis dives into the conversation about the Psychology of Hate. The destruction of humanity and how it is tied to hate is explored. The feelings of hatred were identified and connected to the murder of George Floyd. The impact of racism and other forms of privileges are discussed. Listeners are called to action to be brave enough to have these difficult conversations, assess their own privileges and prejudices, and hold themselves accountable.

Show #18: Edna Muhammad, LCSW
Edna Muhammad, a licensed clinical social worker shares her expertise on self-care. The various components of self-care are explained. Meaningful tips to engage and communicate the need for self-care/self-love were given.

Show #17: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis discusses why some people have difficulty receiving kindness from others. It is a question of worth or distrust. Listeners are urged to assess their internal motivation to prevents them from seeking meaningful connections.

Show #16: Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis
Dr. Agathe Pierre-Louis educates on co-dependency in relationships. The impact from childhood that leads one to become involved in a co-dependent relationship is explained. Healthy coping mechanisms are identified and listeners are encouraged to practice interdependency in relationships.

Show #15: Charlene Hogue, LMSW
Charlene Hogue shares her expertise on grief and how it presents in our lives. She explores the challenges to process grief in a healthy manner and provides interventions to manage the grief and loss during this pandemic.

Show #14: Farrah Shidid, MHC
Farrah Shidid, a mental health counselor for children and adolescents discusses the challenges of remote learning for parents and their children during the mandatory pause.

Show #13: Dr. Agathe C. Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis explores the challenges within the family dynamics during the pandemic. She provides a healthy perspective for family members to communicate effectively with one another.

Show #12: Dr. Mahtab Kaeni, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist educates couples on how to maintain emotional and sexual intimacy during the sheltering experience.

Show #11: Dr. Spencer P-L, DPT
Physical Therapist imparts his experiences working with the geriatric population in nursing homes. He explores the impact of COVID19 on the elderly and why they are at greater risk.

Show #10: Dr. Agathe C. Pierre-Louis
Dr. Agathe C. Pierre-Louis explores the impact of the COVID 19 virus and how it has caused an increase in anxious responses. She normalizes how difficult it is to adjust during the pandemic. Dr. Pierre-Louis educates about healthy coping skills.

Show #9: Susannah Devine
Susannah Devine shares her insight into maintaining a successful business partnership with her husband. As an artistic director and website developer, she knows what it takes to manage the many hats she wears by infusing a healthy lifestyle of daily exercise and nutrition.

Show #8: Denise Bolds
Denise Bolds, the Bold Doula, educates about the doula profession and the benefits of hiring a doula for support during the preparation for the birth and post-birth of a baby. The rate of Black Maternal Mortality and the impact on the culture were also discussed.

Show #7: Jessica Stumpft, BA
Owner of Vermont Surrogacy Network educates listeners on the journey of surrogacy for intended parents and gestation surrogates.

Show #6: Dr. Agathe C. Pierre-Louis
Dr. Pierre-Louis discusses attachment and how it impacts present relationships.

Show #5: Justine DeLeon, LCSW
Therapist addresses truth and myths about mental health to decrease stigma.

Show #4: Stephanie Sosnowski, BS, IBCLC
Lactation Consultant addresses the importance of mother’s milk and encourages mothers to make appropriate adjustments to care for their baby.

Show #3: Ashley LaVoie, BA
A mother’s experience with a child diagnosed with Type I Diabetes.

Show #2: Dr. Meedlen Charles, MD, FACOG
ObGyn discusses women’s health and proper screening

Show #1: Christine Oriani, LCSW
Therapist addresses truth and myths about mental health to decrease stigma.