Episodes

An Interesting Conversation About Boredom with Dr. James Danckert

Nov. 15, 2022

Cognitive neuroscientist Dr. James Danckert discusses the the cause - and impact - of boredom.

Boosting Your Digital Wellness: A Conversation with Lisa Pender

Oct. 18, 2022

Digital wellness educator Lisa Pender shares strategies for having a more balanced relationship with our devices, at work and at home.

Self-Compassion Practices for Managing Post-Traumatic Stress: A Conversation With Dr. Christopher Willard

Sept. 20, 2022

Psychologist and author Dr. Christopher Willard discusses mindful self-compassion practices for post-traumatic growth.

Working and Our Mental Health: A Conversation with Occupational Psychologist, Dr. Jo Yarker

Aug. 17, 2022

Jo Yarker discusses the impact of long Covid on our attitudes towards health in the workplace.

Do I have a problem? A conversation with Dr. Youssef Allami about substance use and gambling.

July 19, 2022

Youssef Allami explains how to recognize the signs of addiction, whether abstaining is the key to recovery, and why calling someone “an addict” can prevent them from getting the support they really need.

Creating a Safe Space for LGBTQ2+ Workers – A Conversation with Michael Bach

May 17, 2022

Michael Bach is an author and thought leader in the fields of inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. He explains what companies can do to create inclusive workplaces for people who don’t fit squarely into the “strai…

The Power of Teamwork – A Conversation with Dr. Brian Goldman

April 19, 2022

ER doctor and a radio broadcaster Dr. Brian Goldman discusses why teamwork is a transcendent experience, how adopting a “me to we” mentality can save lives and the number one thing we can all do to become a better teammate, …

Breaking the Taboo of Menopause: A Conversation with Bev Thorogood

March 15, 2022

Menopause is a natural and inevitable transition for women over 50, yet it’s highly misunderstood by both doctors and those experiencing it. Menopause specialist trainer Bev Thorogood explains why menopause is a crucial work…

Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders - A Conversation with Clinical Therapist, Kyla Fox

Feb. 15, 2022

Did you know that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness? Clinical therapist Kyla Fox discusses how the pandemic is impacting those with eating disorders, how she overcame her own struggle wit…

Fighting Feelings of Pandemic Fatigue

Jan. 18, 2022

Feeling crushed by pandemic fatigue? You’re not alone. Two years of masks, lockdowns, and social isolation has left many of us feeling emotionally exhausted. Registered psychotherapist Janna Comrie offers advice on how to fi…

Parenting Picky Eaters in a Pandemic - A conversation with family nutritionist, Nishta Saxena

Dec. 21, 2021

Registered dietician and nutritionist, Nishta Saxena offers advice for parents who are struggling with picky eaters. She also talks about how the pandemic has impacted our relationship with food, why nutrition can have a hug…

Grappling with Eco-Anxiety: A conversation with environmental journalist, Candice Batista

Nov. 16, 2021

Is your worry about the future of the planet affecting your mental health? The Eco Hub founder Candice Batista shares advice on managing our worries about the climate crisis, why a $6 t-shirt costs more than you think, and t…

Tackling Our Torrid Relationship with Money: A Conversation with Financial Planner, Shannon Lee Simmons

Oct. 19, 2021

Do you feel guilt and shame about your finances? Shannon Lee Simmons says that this is a common struggle for many of her clients. The financial planner explains why social media plays into our feelings of inadequacy, and how…

The Power of Pressure: How Pressure is Actually Good For Us

Sept. 21, 2021

What’s the most pressure you’ve ever been under and how did you react? According to Dane Jensen, how we navigate our highest-pressure moments has a huge impact on the overall trajectory of our lives, both in terms of how suc…

Improving Your Virtual Communication Skills

Aug. 17, 2021

Whether you’re still working from home or back in the office, video meetings are here to stay. Executive trainers and communication experts, Judith Asher and Frank O’Halloran share their expertise on how we can all improve o…

Are the kids alright? An interview with parenting expert Alyson Schafer

July 20, 2021

Family counselor and bestselling author Alyson Schafer shares what it takes to raise a resilient kid and how to tackle some of the most challenging times of parenting. She also talks about how our approach to child-rearing h…

The Crucial Role of Optimal Nutrition in the Fight Against Illness: A Conversation with Immunologist Aileen Burford-Mason.

June 15, 2021

Can what you eat protect you against COVID-19? Immunologist Dr. Aileen Burford-Mason discusses her book The War Against Viruses , and the key role optimal nutrition plays in the prevention and management of chronic illness i…

Techniques for Tackling Your Inner Critic (Once and for All!)

May 18, 2021

From stay-at-home parents to successful executives, many people struggle with a critical voice that tells them they aren’t good enough. Certified personal development coach Jenny Tryansky shares techniques for silencing your…

Conquering Needle Fears and Phobias – Simple Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety

April 20, 2021

Have you avoided crucial dental treatments or vaccines because you’re afraid of needles? You’re not alone. Millions of people around the world experience a serious fear of injections. Clinical health psychologist and public …

Physician Heal Thyself: Doctors and Burnout

March 16, 2021

What happens when doctors fall apart? General internist Dr. Jillian Horton addresses doctor burnout, her new book, We Are All Perfectly Fine: A Memoir of Love, Medicine and Healing , and how compassionate medicine is the key…

So-Called Normal: A Personal Story of Mental Illness and Resilience

Feb. 16, 2021

Mental health advocate Mark Henick shares his story of attempting suicide as a teen, why he’s made it his life’s work to break the stigma of mental illness, and how empathy is the key to making meaningful change. See omnystu…

How to Prepare for and Navigate a Healthier and More Socially Connected Aging Experience.

Jan. 20, 2021

Sue Lantz is a policy and implementation expert on aging, health care, and housing. She talks to LifeSpeak about why planning for your later years can ensure that your ‘aging journey’ is a positive one. A passionate advocate…

When your adult child isn’t talking to you (and what to do about it)

Dec. 15, 2020

Why do adult children cut ties? As a parent, how do you heal the conflict? LifeSpeak talks with Dr. Joshua Coleman, a clinical psychologist and leading expert on adult parental estrangement about his latest book, the pain of…

Is the physical office dead? How remote working is reinventing how we work alone, and together.

Nov. 17, 2020

LifeSpeak talks to champion of virtual-team strategies Lisette Sutherland about her book, Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely Successfully for Individuals, Teams, and Managers . Sutherland discusses the la…