Take Charge of Your Life

Mondays, 6:30-7:00pm

Each week, marriage and family therapist Eleanor Bobrow invites you to take charge of your life with guests discussing a variety of topics including health, relationships, wellness, and more. The theme of this program is that so many events in life happen to us over which we have no control. Our only control is our response to life’s situations. It is said that 90% of life’s events happen to us and 10% is what we make happen.

Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes guests from The Lodge, a living community that supports adults with mental illness in Northampton County.

Ian Panyko, director of The Lodge, and two of its residents join Eleanor for this week's show.

(Original air-date: 4/17/17)

The Freedom Seder on Take Charge of Your Life

Apr 6, 2017

In this web exclusive, host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Emily August from the National Museum of American Jewish History. Emily, the director of public programs, discusses the history of the museum's Freedom Seder.

The Freedom Seder combines celebrations for Passover with celebrations for universal freedoms.

This edition of Take Charge of Your Life focuses on weight loss struggles. Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Dr. Rovenia Brock, PhD., who believes she has a doable program that helps people struggling to lose weight and combat emotional eating.

Dr. Rovenia Brock is an award-winning health journalist and author of a new book, Lose Your Final 15: Dr. Ro's Plan to Eat 15 Servings a Day and Lose 15 lbs. at a Time. 

(Original air-date: 3/20/17)

Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Shonda Moralis, a licensed psychotherapist, in private practice specializing in stress-related disorders and mindfulness-based therapy.

She writes a psychology today blog called Breathe, Mama, Breathe, where she draws from her experiences as a mother of two. Moralis has developed and taught mindfulness courses for children, parents, teachers and students.

(Original air-date: 3/27/17)

Elder Scams on Take Charge of Your Life

Mar 17, 2017

Host Eleanor Bobrow discusses research that indicates older people are more likely to be victims of certain scams such as identity theft and financial exploitation.

Joining her is David P. Shallcross, Elder Abuse Unit Leader, of the Office of the Attorney General. He explains the types of crimes targeting seniors and presents valuable steps to help prevent such crimes. 

(Original air-date: 3/13/17)

'The Bridal Chair' on Take Charge of Your Life

Mar 10, 2017

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes best-selling author Gloria Goldreich to dicuss her latest book, The Bridal Chair.

Goldreich's book is a coming-of- age tale that chronicles the life of Ida Chagall, the forgotten woman behind the famous modernist painter, Marc Chagall. 

(Original air-date: 2/27/17)

Eleanor Bobrow discusses the Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial Inc., a 5013 C organization whose mission is to honor the King family and address issues of civil rights, world peace and economic equality for all.

Eleanor is joined by Sharon Fraser who chairs the Martin Luther & Coretta Scott King Memorial Inc.

(Original air-date: 2/20/17)

Eleanor Bobrow discusses Parkinson's disease and its current successful treatments.

Eleanor's guests this week will be Cathi Dunkelberger, a certified Natural Health Counselor and life coach, and Betsy Wetzig, a movement researcher, choreographer, educator, dancer, author, and the originator and director of Coordination Pattern™ "Breakthru" Training, and Full Potential Learning. 

(Original air-date: 2/6/17)

Eleanor Bobrow discusses how we find ways to engage in what brings us joy and meaning. Eleanor's guest is Dr. Peter Borten, co-author of The Well Life: How to Use Structure, Sweetness, and Space to Create Balance, Happiness, and Peace.

Dr. Borten maintains that joy and meaning come from learning to embrace these three fundamental principles.

(Original air-date: 1/23/2017)

Pathstones by Phoebe on Take Charge of Your Life

Jan 20, 2017

Eleanor Bobrow discusses a program called Pathstones by Phoebe which offers continuing care for seniors at home, providing all the services that a person might receive in the long-term care facility.

Eleanor speaks with Melanie Kohler, Executive Director of Pathstones by Phoebe, and Nancy Shelly, a life-long resident of the Lehigh Valley, who, along with her husband, is one of the many individuals using this service.

(Original air-date: 1/16/2017)

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