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.

ITNLehighValley's Lois Favier on Take Charge of Your Life

Jul 12, 2016

Lois Favier, Executive Director of ITNLehighValley - Independent Transportation Network, joins host Eleanor Bobrow to discuss providing transportation services to seniors and the visually impaired. This important service helps them maintain their independence.

(Original air-date: 7/4/2016)

Eleanor Bobrow discusses the problem of addiction. What options are there to identify, help, and treat those with addictions problems? Her guests are  Scott Weisenberger , CEO of the Malvern Institute, and Jennifer Lively , Executive Director of the Malvern Institute's newest facility in Catasauqua. The Malvern Institute is the oldest, continuously operating drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in the Philadelphia area.  

(Original air-date: 6/27/2016)

Eleanor Bobrow is joined by T. R. Reid who has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his books and articles, his documentary films, his reporting for the Washington Post, and his light-hearted commentaries on NPR's Morning Edition. They discuss the growing problem of Alzheimer's disease in the United States. How can we be more helpful? How can we do a better job of diagnosing, preventing and treating? 

(Original air-date: 6/20/2016)

Dr. Mehriban Ulas joins Eleanor Bobrow to discuss what it means to be a Health Coach. Dr. Ulas, who was born and educated in Turkey, also discusses the Wonder Health & Wellness, LLC which she founded in Breinigsville to provide personalized health coaching services to individuals to enhance healthy lifestyles in communities and offer workplace wellness solutions.

(Original air-date: 6/13/2016)

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes author, sociologist and retired dean, Elaine Sneierson Leeder, MSW, MPH, PhD, to discuss the importance of memory--how do we make the decision to honor all memories, understand them, and put them in perspective?

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes chiropractic physician Ya-Ling J. Liou, DC, author of "Every Body's Guide to Everyday Pain", to discuss pain--not chronic debilitating pain, but rather familiar bouts of everyday aches and pains that can easily lead to a lifetime of discomfort.

(Original air-date: 5/16/2016)

Beth Darnall, PhD., author of Less Pain Fewer Pills: Avoid the Dangers of Prescription Opioids and Gain Control Over Chronic Pain, joins host Eleanor Bobrow to discuss the nature of pain and how a person responds to their pain. As a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pain Medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Darnall also discusses the drastic rise in the number of opiod prescriptions such as Vicodin and OxyContin.

(Original air-date: 5/9/2016)

Author Lisa Lewtan on Take Charge of Your Life

Apr 28, 2016

Eleanor Bobrow is joined by Lisa Lewtan, author of Busy, Stressed and Food Obsessed, which expored the tools needed to overcome food obsession. Lisa talks about identifying symptoms that trigger a food fest, understanding how foods can affect mood, energy and health, what you're really hungry for, and the benefits of meditation.

(Original air-date: 04/25/16)

Author Ivan Backer on Take Charge of Your Life

Apr 28, 2016

Eleanor is joined by Ivan Backer, Moravian College graduate and author of My Train to Freedom-A Jewish Boy's Journey from Nazi Europe to a Life of Activism. Ten-year old Ivan Backer, in 1939, boarded one of Sir Nicholas Winton's famous kindertransportsand fled Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia for the United Kingdom. 

(Original air-date: 04/18/16)

Eleanor is joined by Kevin Hines, mental health advocate, award-winning global speaker, best-selling author of  Cracked Not Broken  and Diane Gilroy, a Board member of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, since 2008.

(Original air-date: 04/11/16)