Can Empathy Help Alleviate Stress?
February 2, 2017
Hosted by Lisa Lewtan
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In today's episode, I will be chatting with Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli who will provide simple, realistic, and powerful techniques for using empathy and cognitive behavioral therapy to calm us down and feel less stressed!
Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed!
Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel
Are you a busy, stressed and hungry go-getter? So many of us are hungry for "something,” but that something isn't always food! We often use food to fill the voids in our life rather than taking the time to slow down and really connect with our true needs. We may actually be hungry for fun, a nap or a hug!
In a non-judgmental and practical way, Lisa Lewtan offers simple tips and strategies in all areas of healthy living, including food, exercise, relationships, stress, fun, spirituality and any other area that can help us become our healthiest best selves.
Join in as we explore what it takes to be healthy, happy, and hip in this busy, stressful world! “Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed!” is broadcast live every Thursday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel.
Lisa Lewtan is a Healthy Living Strategist, the founder of Healthy, Happy, and Hip, and author of the Amazon bestselling and award winning book "Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed!"
After literally collapsing from years of relentless stress and self-neglect that it took to build a successful technology company, Lisa used her entrepreneurial skills to self-hack her own mind and body and restore her health. She then went on to feel better than ever and to help others do the same.
A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she now helps highly successful superstars to slow down, chill out, develop a better relationship with food, look good and feel great. Her articles have been featured in numerous publications including The Huffington Post, Better after 50, and MindBodyGreen.com. She also is the Healthy Living columnist for The Jewish Advocate and a sought after speaker.
Lisa offers a variety of workshops and courses to help you get back on track again and again with healthy. To learn more about Lisa's private coaching, classes, workshops, speaking topics and retreats, visit HealthyHappyandHip.com.
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Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, health educator, thyroid expert and holistic health coach dedicated to alternative healing, and sustainable eating and living.
Andrea was a featured contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef. She is a regularly featured food and health expert on CBS News, and hosts the Award Nominated, Fed UP! A cooking show that educates viewers how to cook for and cure, their bodily ailments.
Andrea is recognized as one of the top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness from Greatist.com,received the Award For Excellence in Health-Supportive Food Education from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health, as well the Health Leadership Award from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. View Guest page
Dr. Michael Breus
Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and appears regularly on the show (>30 times in 4 years). View Guest page
Allen began his culinary education at age 14. In 2013, he became Tom Brady’s personal chef. By combining the ancient traditions of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda with his extensive culinary background, Campbell refined his food philosophy to create and deliver optimal nourishment. View Guest page
Known in business for being a behavioral communications specialist, Dan Candell focuses his expertise on high performance. He is a speaker, coach and also a Certified Consulting Hypnotist and Certified Instructor through the National Guild of Hypnotists. He teaches people how to use self-hypnosis to overcome their obstacles and achieve their full potential in their personal and professional lives. Dan also teaches the art of “Hypnotic Selling” and how to persuade and influence anyone. Dan works with professional athletes, business owners, and corporate executives and entrepreneurs. The result? They can take their performance, attitude, and career to the next level. After teaching more than 75,000 people these techniques, Dan has become to “go to guy” to help people convert their dreams into plans as he helps them overcome stress and anxiety, gain confidence and motivation, adopt better habits and belief systems, and achieve their full personal and professional potential. View Guest page
Dr. Arthur P. Ciaramicoli
Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been treating clients for more than 35 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Psychological Association.
Dr. Ciaramicoli is the co-director of Integrated Success Strategies, was formerly the Chief Medical Officer of Soundmindz.org and is also in private practice, Dr. Ciaramicoli has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for several years, lecturer for the American Cancer Society, Chief Psychologist at Metrowest Medical Center, and director of the Metrowest Counseling Center and of the Alternative Medicine division of Metrowest Wellness Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. View Guest page
Sean Croxton is an author, entrepreneur, and personal improvement consultant on a mission to teach 1 million people how to discover and develop the hidden powers of lying dormant within.
In 2007, Sean stumbled upon this thing called YouTube where he created one of the first health-based video channels on the internet, sharing seemingly complicated matters of health in a way that everyone could understand. He then went on to launch the very famous Underground Wellnes Radio podcast, wrote The Dark Side of Fat Loss and created JERF brand - just eat real food.
Lately Sean is pursing his passion for personal development and recently authored The One Percenter’s Mind: 7 Steps to Beating Fear, Doubt, and Indecision … and How to Get Anything You Want. View Guest page
Top nutritionist and product development expert, Mona Dolgov loves her lifelong mission of creating healthier recipes and products. She is known for inventing simple culinary tricks that can make meals delicious, yet simple. A graduate of Cornell University in Nutritional Sciences, and an MBA from New York University, she has worked and consulted for the housewares and food industry for the last 25 years, inventing patented products, creating healthier foods, and launching engaging marketing programs for healthier living. She has authored over a dozen cookbooks for food and appliance companies, focused on simplicity and using accessible, better-for-you ingredients. View Guest page
Manager at Get In Shape For Women Linda Ford bolsters and sustain clients’ motivation and engagement by providing creative in-studio programs such as food demonstrations, designing and evolving themed bulletin board communications, partnering clients with like-motivated clients, and inventing and implementing new exercise challenges and goal-oriented incentive programs. View Guest page
Joshua Garrin holds a Ph.D. in health psychology, an M.S. in cognitive psychology, and a B.S. in general psychology and journalism. Following the completion of his doctorate in 2014, Joshua was the recipient of Walden University's Harold L. Hodgkinson Award for Outstanding Dissertation Research for his inquiry on health beliefs, outcome expectancies, and stress appraisal in college seniors. In addition, Joshua is the recipient of Walden University's 2015 Presidential Alumni Research Dissemination Award for having published his award-winning dissertation research via multiple literary channels.
As a health psychologist, Joshua's interests focus on the intrinsic motives that underlie sustained health behavior change--seven of which serve as the conceptual framework discussed in his new book, The I-Way to Well: Mapping the Seven Selves of Health Motivation (Motivational Press)--now available for through retailers worldwide. View Guest page
“Gabrielle Glaser is a journalist and author, most recently, of the New York Times bestseller, “Her Best-Kept Secret: Why Women Drink—And How They Can Regain Control. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, The Economist, The Washington Post, and many other publications. ” View Guest page
Tania Green is a native of Boston and graduated with her masters from the Simmons School of Management. After a few years of working in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, Tania decided to take the leap and launch her product, PMS Bites in 2015. Through Kickstarter, Tania’s product became viral and gained support from women and the media. Producers of ABC’s Shark Tank contacted Tania and asked her to apply to the show, she did, and now her business is booming! View Guest page
Dean Griffiths is known as the Soul Whisperer. His passion in life is empowering women to live a life of purpose. His clients are successful female entrepreneurs who find themselves at a crossroads in life searching for something more fulfilling, with a deeper desire to know themselves better and a knowing that they have more to offer the world. View Guest page
Kathy Gruver, PhD is a motivational health speaker, an award-winning author and hosts the national TV show based on her first book, The Alternative Medicine Cabinet (winner Beverly Hills Book Awards). She has earned her PhD in Natural Health and has authored five books including, Body/Mind Therapies for the Bodyworker, Conquer Your Stress with Mind/Body Techniques, Journey of Healing and she co-wrote Market my Practice. She has studied mind/body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has been featured as an expert in numerous publications including Glamour, Fitness, Time, More, Women, Wall Street Journal, CNN, WebMD, Prevention, Huffington Post, Yahoo.com, Ladies Home Journal, Dr. Oz’s The Good Life, First, and Women. Dr. Gruver has appeared as a guest expert on over 250 radio and TV shows including NPR, SkyNews London. View Guest page
Andy Kelley is the founder and director of The Boston Buddha - Meditation for Everyone. For nearly a decade, Andy has helped ordinary people (like himself) learn to slow down and recharge through meditation. He prides himself on being a "regular guy" that reaches an audience that might not otherwise be inclined to meditate. Andy has worked with companies such as Hill Holliday, Reuters, Hollister Inc., and the American Association Of University Women among others. He currently teaches his Morning Mindfulness program in the public elementary schools in Milton, Brookline, and teaches workshops for the Middle and High school border students at Milton Academy, and Newton. View Guest page
Paul Michaels is a 50-year-old work-from-home father of three teenagers, who finally gave up on the idea of going to the gym and in its place figured out how to live synchronously. As a result lost 30lbs and walked a 1000 miles in 6 months. View Guest page
Elicia Miller serves those who are seeking to live a more empowered, nurturing and fulfilling life.
Elicia’s personal journey and service to many, combined with her compassion and deep unconditional love, has given her the gifts to help women experience acceptance, release, and freedom.
In our culture and our families, we did not receive the support to process many of our emotions, and so we remain unaware of them by distracting and numbing ourselves and through controlling and addictive behaviors.
Elicia has realized that unprocessed emotions cause chronic emotional and physical symptoms, as well as relationship problems. Elicia helps women to see their symptoms and triggers as a gift and to value their emotions as a necessary part of their authentic selves. View Guest page
Lodro Rinzler is the author of six books on meditation including the best-selling The Buddha Walks into a Bar and the award-winning The Buddha Walks into the Office. Over the last sixteen years as a Shambhala Buddhist teacher he has spoken at locations as diverse as Google, Harvard University, and the White House. Lodro’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, NBC, and CBS. He serves as the co-founder and Chief Spiritual Officer of M N D F L, NYC's drop-in meditation studio. View Guest page
Abby Rodman is a psychotherapist, blogger, and author of the Amazon bestseller
Without This Ring: A Woman’s Guide To Successfully Living Through And
Beyond Midlife Divorce. Her ebook/course From Bitter To Better: 7 Steps To
Recovering From The Divorce You Didn’t Want, was recently named one of
2016’s Most Inspirational Books by Aspire Magazine. And her podcast,
Relationships with Abby Rodman, can be downloaded on iTunes. Abby has
appeared on the Today Show, HuffPost Live, and is regularly sought out by
media outlets for her expertise on relationship and parenting issues. She is a
regular contributor to the Huffington Post and her work has been featured in the
Boston Globe Magazine. To learn more, visit her website at abbyrodman.com.
Abby lives outside Boston with her crazy (mostly in a good way) husband,
her beloved Chocolate Lab, and, depending on the day, any number of their five sons. View Guest page
Felice Shapiro was the founder and publisher of the Family Publishing Group and Family Marketing Network, a national advertising firm, which she sold in 1998. Inspired to help others, she worked as an executive coach and taught entrepreneurship at New York University and Tufts University. Shapiro faced radical empty nesting having lost her husband just a year before sending her youngest off to college. Inspired and armed with her love of publishing, start-ups and women’s issues, Shapiro set out to establish an online magazine for 50-something women to share personal stories, successes, and relevant issues.In November 2011, Betterafter50.com (BA50) was launched. View Guest page
Lindsey Smith, known as the Food Mood Girl, is a nationally recognized author, health coach, dynamic speaker, wellness icon, and rapper (you read that right) devoted to helping everyone live a more vibrant life through self-love and guilt-free living. Author of “Junk Foods & Junk Moods,” “52 Ways to Love Your Body More,” and “Food Guilt No More,” Lindsey has been featured on the Lisa Oz Show, MindBodyGreen, CBS News, and in Girl’s Life and Shape magazines, and is a regular fixture in the media in her native Pittsburgh. View Guest page
Susan Peirce Thompson
Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. is a psychology professor, a brain and cognitive scientist, and an expert in the psychology of eating. She is President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, a company dedicated to helping people achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss. Her program utilizes cutting-edge research to explain how the brain blocks weight loss and every day she teaches people how to undo that damage so they can live Happy, Thin, and Free. View Guest page
Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert JJ Virgin helps clients lose weight fast by breaking free from food intolerances and crush their sugar cravings. She is the author of 4 New York Times Bestsellers: JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook: 150 Low-Sugar Recipes to Help You Lose up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks, The Sugar Impact Diet: Drop 7 Hidden Sugars, Lose up to 10 Pounds, Just 2 Weeks, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days, and The Virgin Diet Cookbook: 150 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Lose Weight and Feel Better Fast. JJ is also a frequent blogger at Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and other outlets as well as a popular guest on TV, radio, and in magazines. Learn more at www.jjvirgin.com. View Guest page
Terry is the best-selling cookbook author of CLEAN FOOD, CLEAN START, and most recently, EAT CLEAN LIVE WELL. She is a James Beard Foundation Award finalist and recipient of the Nautilus Gold and Silver Book Awards. Of her first book, chef Mario Batali says: “CLEAN FOOD is the most exciting book based on fresh produce and simple recipes I have used in years.” Terry is regularly featured on television and radio, in print and Internet media, and is the author of the popular blog Eat Clean Live Well. She is a highly sought after educator and speaker and works extensively as a consultant, clean food chef and advocate for healthy change in the way we eat and live. Terry is at the forefront of the clean eating lifestyle movement and is dedicated to sharing her knowledge and passion to eat clean and live well. Her work inspires and empowers us to make positive changes for our health and the health of our environment. Terry is an avid runner, cyclist, skier and gardener. View Guest page
As the authority on fiber, Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD has been revolutionizing the world of nutrition and weight loss. With a client list that includes journalist Megyn Kelly, candy entrepreneur Dylan Lauren (Ralph's daughter), and famed New York Magazine food critic Adam Platt, Tanya is one of the highest-paid dieticians in the country. She is transforming people’s perspective on dieting and giving them the tools to improve their health and self-esteem without the typical feelings of deprivation and denial. Tanya’s heart is the driving force behind all of her achievements as she motivates, empowers and inspires her clients to be the best they can be. Tanya is the author of two bestselling weight loss books: The F-Factor Diet: Discover the Secret to Permanent Weight Loss (2006, G.P Putnam & Sons), and The Miracle Carb Diet: Make Calories and Fat Disappear the F-Factor Way – with Fiber! (2012, Hyperion). View Guest page