TC338 – K9s for Warriors – Interview with Randy Dexter and Captain

TC338 – K9s for Warriors – Interview with Randy Dexter and Captain

This week we have a very special guest on our program. Randy Dexter served in the US Army as a combat medic. He deployed to Iraq twice. As a result of the trauma that he dealt with there, he developed severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), major depressive disorder, traumatic brain injury, migraines, and other issues. He spent over a year in the Naval Hospital as a result of his injuries. He was on the brink of suicide. Randy told his doctor at the Naval Hospital about his suicidal thoughts. His doctor suggested he enroll in a program called “K9 Inspired Community Reintegration”. It is partnered with a non-profit organization in San Diego called “Paws’itive Teams“. The organization shows veterans what it would be like to have...

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TC 334: Cafe Book Club – Codependent No More – Self-Care part 2

TC 334: Cafe Book Club – Codependent No More – Self-Care part 2

In this week’s Cafe Book Club, host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss chapters 10 -14 of  Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself and the companion Codependent No More Workbook by Melody Beattie. This is the second part on the Basics of Self Care. Chapter 10 – Live Your Own Life Melody says in Chapter 10: “The surest way to make ourselves crazy is to get involved in other people’s business, and the quickest way to become sane and happy is to tend to our own affairs.” Giving ourselves what we need is not difficult. I believe we can learn quickly. The formula is simple: In any given situation, detach and ask, “What do I need to do to take care of myself?” Activity As you...

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TC330: Building a Community of Fitness

TC330: Building a Community of Fitness

In this week’s podcast we welcome Debbie Carreon to discuss how some fitness clubs are changing from some place just to exercise, to a place where you can develop friendships and build a sense of community. Strengthening Community Ties Beyond just the desire to look good and be fit, the issue that’s becoming increasingly important, especially as our population ages, is community. Social isolation is a serious issue, and can lead to many health-related problems that have a wide-reaching effect. One reason people join a fitness facility is to feel they are part of a social network. In addition to having a fun place to meet people, members are engaging in healthy activities. The relationship between personal trainers and clients becomes even more important as...

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TC329: Grief Recovery with guest Mikki Wade

TC329: Grief Recovery with guest Mikki Wade

On this week’s show we welcome back Mikki Wade, a pastor and certified grief recovery practitioner. Mikki describes what grief is, describes the signs to look for in yourself and others, and discusses some of the common myths associated with grief.   What is grief? According to John W. James and Russell Friedman, “Grief is the conflicting feelings caused by the end of or change of a familiar pattern of behavior.” Grief can be the result of any change, positive or negative. It can be triggered by death of a loved one, divorce, loss of health, loss of a job, financial issues, abuse, and many other events. It can also be triggered by positive changes like getting a new job and moving to a new city. Recommended Resources Updated to commemorate...

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TC327: Making Food Your Friend for the Holidays

TC327: Making Food Your Friend for the Holidays

This week host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost welcome Catie Fitzgerald to discuss eating guilt-free for the holidays, how foods can help you feel calmer, have more energy, and even boost your immune system. Catie will share ways to modify recipes so they are not only have fewer calories, and are better for you, but are also more flavorful. Catie is a former professional figure skater and ballet dancer, and has had a passion for personal health and fitness from an early age. At age 16 Catie’s mother lost a battle with cancer, which made her want to learn more about what we can do to help our bodies to be healthy and prevent disease. Catie will be completing a Master’s degree in Holistic Nutrition in the next few months. What is an optimal diet?...

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TC 313: Earthing – A Natural Way to Improve Health

TC 313: Earthing – A Natural Way to Improve Health

In this week’s podcast host Robin Masiewicz and co-host Amy Frost discuss “Earthing”, also called “grounding”; what it is, and how you can benefit from it. Most of us have experienced the rejuvenating feeling of being in nature — taking a walk on the beach, working in a garden, or walking barefoot in the grass. Part of why we feel better is being in the sunshine, breathing clean air, or maybe being near natural water sources like a lake or stream. But there’s also something else going on of which you may be unaware. Being in direct contact with nature also improves our health; it can reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and improve our sleep among other things. As Doctor Stephen T. Sinatra explains: “It has recently...

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