Welcome to WellSeekers as we continue with part two of our six part series focusing on addiction and recovery. In this series, we’ll share amazing conversations, personal stories, and most importantly solutions; all from a holistic perspective. We’ll not only talk about addiction and treatment, but also topics such as relationships, nutrition, exercise and fun in recovery, as well as policy and what you can do to make an impact!
On today’s show, we welcome Ipek Aykol, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, as we turn to the topic of family and personal relationships and how they are impacted by addiction and in recovery. We talk about the different ways addiction can affect the family and the family dynamics, primary relationships, and throughout recovery as well. We’ll help you with some misconceptions and stigmas around addiction and substance use disorders, resources for your loved one, and for yourself as you seek ways to support your loved on before, during and after treatment.
COVID has so many people feeling stuck inside limiting connection with others, but also, with our own bodies. We know research shows moving matters for mental health, but how can we do that with COVID, winter and so much against us right now? On today's show we are joined by Marshal Szyndlar the owner of CrossFit Override in Thomaston, CT to help walk us through simple and real ways to find your story of well this holiday season when it comes to moving and loving your body.
We know times are challenging, and we want to help you rise and comeback to loving yourself, others and life more well.
Listen to Lucia and Marshal's conversation now to add more peace, joy and love to your life this holiday season.
This year has been challenging on almost every level. Mental Health America has reported an almost 400% increase in people reaching out to use their screening tools for anxiety and depression (https://screening.mhanational.org/); and the anxiety that has been created seems to be intensifying and augmenting. So what can we do?
Join Lucia and her guest Sharon Lawrence, LCSW and therapist for therapists, professionals and couples, as we start on our series on Anxiety in 2020: How to Rise & Comeback to A Mind and Life You Love, even in the face of all of this adversity! We can't wait to start this conversation!
Real and Simple hand selected tools for relaxation, peace and fun this summer. Want to learn more? Check out this video as Lucia explains the tools in our 'Summer Relaxation' quarterly subscription box that she uses to find and feel better for summertime.
This season's 'Summer Relaxation' box includes six great tools specifically chosen to support holistic mental and emotional health this summer.
Do you have favorite tools that you use in your journey to well? Let us know! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear about them!
During this time of challenge we have asked some of our friends of the show to share with us the ways they are finding to Rise & Comeback to a place of well.
On today's show Campbell Ritchie, Make-up Artist, Truth and WellSeeker, joins us to share some of the ways she uses finding and feeling better from the mind down during these times. So what does Campbell’s day look like? She starts off each day with a morning meditation followed immediately with a Wim Hoff breathing exercise. Then it’s time to feel fully awake with a 3 minute freezing cold shower. Campbell then enjoys yoga, before eating and fasting. Then it’s time to feed her curiosity with reading. Lots and lots of reading! Afterwards, to bring her back in touch with herself, she’ll do a short guided meditation, ending her day and starting her night!
Watch now as Campbell and Lucia both share some of their wisdom and insight on items they have been using and ones you can as well in your journey to well.
For the first time in history, right now everyone across the world, all together, all at the same time, are living through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. And accessing joy is one of the most important and powerful tools we all have that can help us not only survive in difficult times like these, but also thrive in good times.
On today's show, Dave Raymond, the Original Phillie Phanatic and Key Note Speaker, joins us for an inspiring, personal and fun conversation about positive psychology, his own remarkable journey, and well... FUN! We'll talk about the benefits and biological affects fun, play, and freedom has on your body. Lucia and Dave also share simple and real things you can do right now to access your own happiness and your own power of fun.
So join us now this very special episode with legendary mascot and professional fun expert to reduce stress and anxiety, to live better, happier and healthier for your rise and comeback through these times of challenges and crisis!
On today's show, meditation guru, Swami Varadan is back to help us balance our minds, moods, spirits and lives during this challenging time! We’re a big believer in the power of meditation and intentions, and something can be extremely helpful especially right now. Swami will talk about his personal meditation techniques he is using, his suggestions for all of us, and walks us through a powerful two minute meditation to help calm you instantly, no matter what you are facing and experiencing right now, and through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Join Lucia now on WellSeekers!
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!
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!
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.
One of the biggest things that can aid in someones struggling with an eating related issues, is prevention, so what can we say if we think someone around us is struggling? No matter how far down the line they are in their struggle, Kelly will help give us some resources to talk to our loved ones as well as ways to take care of ourselves along the way.
Don't miss this critical episode below and for more on treatment resources make sure to check out Monte Nido & Affiliates HERE.
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