Tag: Mental Health

Making Connections and Managing Stress Through Humor… DTH Episode 145 with Izzy Gesell

Making Connections and Managing Stress Through Humor

Most people know what humor is, but do they know that humor has true functions? Humor serves more of a purpose than just to make us laugh. Laughter is a large part of humor, but there’s more to it than just that. My guest this week, Izzy Gesell, joins me to discuss the importance of humor in making connections, managing stress and overall health and wellness.

Who is Izzy Gesell?

Izzy Gesell is an “organizational alchemist” who helps individuals and organizations transform their thinking from commonplace to extraordinary. Through his keynotes, trainings, coaching and facilitated sessions, Izzy offers imaginative, intuitive and immediately useful insights and programs. He is skilled at delivering meaningful material in a way that makes participants enjoy their time with him.

Escaping the FOG of Toxic Relationships

Escaping the FOG of Toxic Relationships

How do you escape the FOG of a toxic relationship? If your past is anything like mine, you may have been in a toxic relationship, or several. So many of us find ourselves in relationships with the wrong person for the wrong reason. Some of those relationships are toxic. Maybe it’s because of a toxic person. Are you the toxic person? Maybe you’re just toxic together. Sometimes escaping the FOG of toxic relationships can be a very difficult task.

My Guest this week is Shannon Petrovich of Therapist Talks

Shannon Petrovich, LCSW, LISAC, BCD, is a therapist in private practice with over 30 years experience. Shannon earned her Bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College, and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Connecticut. She earned her clinical licenses in Social Work and Substance Abuse Counseling, and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.

Her new book, Out of the FOG Into the CLEAR, Journaling to Help You Heal from Toxic Relationships has attained Amazon Bestseller status in Self Help for Abuse, Codependency, and Personal Transformation.

Episode 95: The Addiction Relapse Epidemic within the Pandemic… with Scott H. Silverman

Our country has been faced with, and is still facing extraordinary and unprecedented times in so many ways. Not only have we been plagued by a pandemic that is contributing to the loss of many of our friends and neighbors, but our government’s reaction to the pandemic is taking an incredible toll of it’s own. With so many lives and livelihoods decimated by lock-downs, mandates  and the resulting loss of businesses and destruction of the economy, one of many unintended consequences is the number of people who have relapsed into the black hole of depression and addiction.

This week’s guest on the Derate the Hate podcast is no stranger to addiction and all the troubles that come along with it. Scott H. Silverman is an expert crisis coach and family navigator, encouraging families and individuals to move forward on the road to recovery. Scott has been featured on multiple news and media outlets for his expertise about addiction and recovery. He is an author “The Opiod Epidemic”, an addiction interventionist and a fellow podcaster.

Episode 94: Living in a Drive Thru Society

You know the phrase, “welcome to so & so, what can I get for you today” or some variation thereof… I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but it seems you cannot drive past a fast food restaurant around here without seeing a line stretched completely around the building. What’s going on these days that so many people would sit for extended periods of time to get “not so fast” food?

There are a couple things going on here that I dive in to in this episode, none of which are good. Whether it be media & government driven fear of personal interaction, “the great resignation”, or just peoples’ new norm of avoiding personal contact for whatever their personal reasons may happen to be. None of this is good, because we as human beings are social creatures and we need personal interaction and socialization for the benefit of our physical and mental health. Check out my thoughts in this DTH episode and share your thoughts with me…