On today's show, we welcome back Dr. Danica Harris, Professor and Therapist in Dallas, TX who co-owns Empowered Healing Dallas, a private practice where she provides trauma-informed therapy using an interpersonal and attachment based approach. Join Lucia and Dr. Danica for a real and honest conversation about how COVID-19 is effecting us emotionally and mentally. They share their own thoughts and experiences, and what they are personally doing to adjust. Lucia and Dr. Danica also talk about what you might be experiencing, and offer some solutions of what we can do to cope through crisis as our lives might look and feel vastly different now as we go through this worldwide health pandemic together. We will rise and comeback through this together!
We’d like to take a moment to recognize these unprecedented times we are living through. We want you to know all of us here at WellSeekers are here for you in your well-being journey. You are not alone. We’d also like to thank all of you who have reached out to us asking to learn more about the 5 day course to help you through this time of crisis.
Coping Through Crisis: A 5 Day Course to Optimal Mental & Emotional Health provides a guide to the skills and support for optimal mental and emotional health during a life crisis. Through videos, at-home activities and additional resources you will gain the keys to learning to cope and comeback to optimal mental and emotional health regardless of what you are facing. Join Professors and Therapists, Dr. Danica Harris and Lucia Nazzaro, LCSW, as they walk with you through this time to help you cope, heal and rise in the face of uncertainty. We hope you find this course valuable as it was created just for you.
There comes times in every long term relationships where the romantic flames can feel like it’s been brighter; where your relationship can feel stuck, stale and stagnant. Not to worry. We’re here to help!
On today’s show, Lucia is joined by special guest Dr. Chelsea Page, a sex therapist, licensed professional counselor and registered psychotherapist, as we help you with relationship stagnation. We’ll talk about how to identify the signs of stagnation, creative and different ideas you can do, and why these ideas and being intentional in your mindset can work for you in re-igniting that flame in your romance!
By Contributor: Krista Lawrence
I followed the recent coverage of Shannen Doherty’s Stage IV Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) diagnosis. My reaction was uneasy anger, hope crept in, followed and replaced by familiar resignation and disappointment. This was announced on “World Cancer Day”. The purpose for such a day?? I suppose, to raise….awareness? For….Cancer? Okay. I’m aware of this particular insidious, indiscriminate thief. Intimately.
Awareness. A similar unsettledness descends in October. October was designated Breast Cancer Awareness Month in 1985. I know, you’re aware. Every October becomes a sea of pink ribbons, walks, runs and ‘Girls Night Out’ mammogram parties. A steady narrative of hope and one-and-done survivorship pervades. Mission accomplished. We’re aware. More importantly, we’re comforted. With early detection and proper treatment, breast cancer just isn’t the death sentence it once was.
Really?? Stage IV Breast Cancer is unlike many other Stage IV cancers. We don’t out-live it. As long as breast cancer remains in the breast, it is Stage 0, I, II or III and treatable and no one dies. However, once the cancer spreads, metastasizes beyond the breast to major organs (commonly lungs, liver, brain) and bones, it is Stage IV, and then…Breast Cancer becomes, frankly, a death sentence. An early diagnosis, successfully treated is not always the end of the story. The not-so-happy-ending, the reality, is that roughly 30% of those ‘survivors’ will experience a metastasized recurrence. Who will be impacted and when, is inexplicably, unpredictably random. Breast cancer once declared cured or in remission, can be detected years or merely months following initial treatment for early stage disease. Equally incomprehensibly wild is the fact that of the approximately 155,000 women and men living with MBC, six to ten percent are diagnosed deNovo (from onset; first), often women under 40, the recommended age to begin annual screening.
On today’s show, Pete Perrotta, Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LADC joins Lucia at Night to talk about ways to approach this Holiday season in a more connected and loving way, and the meaning of family. Also joining in studio are friends Sarah and Krista where we talk nicknames, favorite holiday music and movies, cookies, and so much more!
So watch and listen to today’s show and de-stress from your day, and form stronger relationships with the people, places and things that you love; all in an informative, fun and intimate conversation. A treat and retreat for your day, Lucia at Night is going to help close the door on your day and light up your night.
When the Holidays Hurt: How to Handle Stress, Anxiety & Give Yourself Permission to Enjoy the Season
The holiday season is suppose to be one that reminds us to stop and let in the peace, joy and love that surrounds us daily. In reality, over 80% of people in a recent survey reported feeling stress and anxiety around the holidays. So what if this this time of holiday bliss, really brings up hurts from the past, family dysfunction and a list a mile long to accomplish? How can we enjoy our holidays and rise and comeback to the place of joy we crave in spite of what transpires around us or creep sin from our past?
On this episode Lucia is joined by Dr. Danica Harris to talk about ways to enjoy your holiday season and diminish stress and anxiety in real and practical ways.
Join Lucia and Danica as they kick off our 6 part series to help guide you and stand by your side this holiday season!
For more on Danica follow her at @theempoweredtherapist on Instagram and on her site: https://empoweredhealingdallas.com
According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Eating disorders in young men and women are on the rise (Source). In the United States alone, as many as 10% of females are reported to suffer from a clinical eating disorder. When you consider non-reports, males and eating related issues like binge eating, the number can be much more significant. So how do we know if our child is struggling with an eating related issues? How do we talk to them and how do we find help?
On today's show, Michelle Felton, LMHC, CEDS, is back. Michelle is the Clinical Director of Laurel Hill in Medford, MA and has her own private practice as well. Join Lucia and Michelle as they talk about eating disorders, how they present in kids and how today's current landscape contributes to the issue. They also will talk about signs, symptoms and hope for those struggling.
Men, adolescents, athletes and so many other populations are never considered to struggle with eating related issues, but the facts are - THEY DO! So what does it look like when different populations have eating related issues and how can we help?
On today's show Lucia and guest Michelle Felton, LMHC, CEDS joins us to talk about athletes and other populations who may be struggling, how we can help and the hope that exists.
If you or anyone you know struggles with body image, eating related issues, or an eating disorder we encourage you to listen and to share today's show.
Close the door on your day and light up your night with love, connection, laughter and hope on Lucia @night.
While we prep for our show - we hope you'll join us for a sneak peak below with Lucia on what you can expect! We cant wait to spend our nights with you!
Eating related issues are a part of almost everyone's lives in some way.
According to statistics, at least 30 million people of all ages and of all genders suffer from a clinical eating disorder, with estimates much higher for those that go unreported. Even more shocking is the every 62 minutes, at least one person passes away as a direct result of an eating disorder & that eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of ANY mental illness.
On today's show, Kelly McAdams, MSW, LICSW and New England Regional Outreach Manager at Monte Nido & Affiliates, joins us to talk about how we can talk to a loved one who we may think has some sort of eating related issues.