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.

John Morganelli on Take Charge of Your Life

Feb 11, 2015

Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli, joins host Eleanor Bobrow to discuss the establishment of the county’s new Mental Health Court. The new court will deal with individuals with addiction problems and mental health issues.

(Original air-date: 02/09/2015)

Ending Back Pain on Take Charge of Your Life

Feb 3, 2015

Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Jack Stern, PhD, from Weill Cornell Medical College to discuss a problem affecting those all across the country--back problems. Jack is the author of Ending Back Pain and the co-founder of Spine Options, New York's first and only facility committed to non-surgical care of back and neck pain.

(Original air-date: 1/19/2015)

Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Warren County's Teacher of the Year 2014/2015 award recipient, Ann Marie Ball, to discuss Project Impact, her program which builds strong relationships between teachers, students, and community members to help organize community outreach programs. Joining Ann Marie Ball is Audra Churetta, a 13-year teacher at Andover Morris Elementary School and Susan Schweitzer a 22-year secretary at Freeman Elementary.   

(Original air-date 1/5/2015)

Divorce and the Holidays on Take Charge of Your Life

Dec 23, 2014

Host Eleanor Bobrow talks with her guest, Pam Wallace, Program Coordinator of Project Child, a program of Valley Youth House, about celebrating the holidays when there is a divorce in the family.

(Original air-date 12/22/2014)

Host Eleanor Bobrow spotlights the Sigal Musuem's new exhibit, Eras of Elegance, which explores the fashion of Northampton County women from the 1750's to the 1920's. Guests Nancy O'Hanlon, Curator of the Sigal Museum, and Andria Zaia, Curator of Collections and Archives, discuss the downtown Easton museum's new exhibit running until summer 2015.  

(Original air-date: 12/8/2014)

As we enter the holiday gift-giving season, tonight's discussion focuses on appropriate gifts for children. Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes author Susan Master and illustrator Ann Cross to discuss their new children's book What IS Mr. Peepers?

(Original air-date 12/1/2014)

Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes sisters Serene Allison and Pearl Barrett, co-authors of New York Times bestseller Trim Healthy Mama, to discuss sensible, healthy Thanksgiving eating plans and getting the family to cooperate.  

(Original air-date 11/17/2014)

In honor of Epilepsy Awareness Month, we talk about what epilepsy is, how it impacts our children, families and relationships.  On this edition of Take Charge of Your Life, host Eleanor Bobrow speaks with Ellen Baca, Coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation serving Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill, Monroe and Carbon counties, conducting monthly support groups and educational programs for school personnel, Emergency Medical Services, police and human service organizations.

Author Sheri Sobrato Brisson on Take Charge of Your Life

Nov 8, 2014

Sheri Sobrato Brisson, author of Digging Deep: A Journal for Young People Facing Health Challenges, joins host Eleanor Bobrow to discuss what happens when either ourselves or our children receive a diagnosis for a terminal disease for which there is no cure. Sheri is a survivor of a terminal malignant brain tumor diagnosis. She was not expected to survive her twenties.  Now in her forties, she is making it her life’s work to support the healing process for youth dealing with a health crisis.

(Original air-date: 11/3/2014)

Moravian College graduate, blogger, and author, Shane Burcaw, joins host Eleanor Bobrow to discuss Spinal Muscular Atrophy which Shane was diagnosed with at age two. They talk about the disease, Shane's day-to-day life in a wheelchair, starting his own non-profit organization, and his latest book, Laughing at My Nightmare, in which Shane describes his life from infancy through adulthood and how he developed the ability to look at his life with humor and acceptance.

(Original air-date: 10/27/2014)