Episodes

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…

Navigating Infertility – Its impact on your relationships and your mental health

Oct. 26, 2020

Reproductive counselor Dara Roth Edney spent six years trying to conceive a child. In conversation with the LifeSpeak Podcast, she offers a candid account of her own experience and how she now supports others navigating the …

Introducing The LifeSpeak Podcast

Oct. 26, 2020

LifeSpeak is the podcast about well-being, mental health, and building resilience through knowledge. Joined by leading experts in health, work, and wellness, we go behind the profession to reveal personal stories of struggle…