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.

Eleanor Bobrow talks about the upcoming holidays and the wonderful opportunity to to come together with family and friends, as well as some of the holidays' difficulties. How do we keep our appetites and our yearning for the second or third piece of apple or pumpkin pie under control and how do we deal with the presence of alcoholic beverages?

Understanding Epilepsy on Take Charge of Your Life

Nov 28, 2016

In recognition of November as Epilepsy Awareness Month, Eleanor Bobrow welcomes guests Ellen Baca, the Lehigh Valley Resource Coordinator of the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania, and Colleen Dunlap, an active member of the epilepsy support community who was diagnosed with epilepsy herself at 13 years old.

Baca and Dunlap help increase understanding of epilepsy, its impact on children, and the role of parents who have children struggling with epileptic seizures. 

(Original air-date: 11/14/16)

Author Alexandra Weinbaum on Take Charge of Your Life

Nov 15, 2016

This week, Eleanor welcomes Alexandra Weinbaum to the program to discuss her book, "Careful Old Letters - A Jewish Family's Story."

Caring for Cancer Patients on Take Charge of Your Life

Nov 10, 2016

On this edition of Take Charge of Your Life, host Eleanor Bobrow discusses how the number of people living with cancer in the United States is on the rise. She is joined by Dr. Stan Goldberg, Professor Emeritus of Communications Disorders at San Francisco State University and a cancer survivor.

They discuss Dr. Goldberg's book, Loving, Supporting, Caring of the Cancer Patient, which offers simple but profound advice for easing a loved one's tumultuous journey in dealing with cancer.

(Original air-date: 10/31/16)

In recognition of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Eleanor Bobrow discusses this important issue with two guests from Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, a domestic violence services and advocacy agency serving Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

Cantor Ellen Sussman on Take Charge of Your Life

Oct 25, 2016

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Cantor Ellen Sussman from the Temple Shirat Shalom in Allentown to discuss the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

They discuss what these holiest days on the Hebrew calendar mean to those who observe them. 

(Original air-date: 10/17/2016)

Host Eleanor Bobrow looks at the humanity that surrounds us in our daily lives and acknowledging the good things and acts of kindness each of us does. Joining Eleanor is guest Judith Umlas, the Senior Vice President of Learning Innovations at International Institute for Learning, Inc. and a Director of Small Companies United for Global Disaster Relief, Inc.

Umlas explores acknowledgement and gratitude in her book, The Power of Acknowledgment. 

(Original air-date: 9/12/16)

On this edition of Take Charge of Your Life, host Eleanor Bobrow previews Harvest Full of Hope, an annual mental health conference where Lehigh Valley consumers and providers will come together to educate, inform, and increase mental health awareness.

Host Eleanor Bobrow is joined by Dr. Muhamad Aly Rifai, MD, CPE, Director of the Older Adults Behavioral Health Unit at Easton Hospital to discuss caring for older adults and the mental health issues that arise.

We are aware of Alzheimer and dementia, but what are the other mental health issues that are problematic for seniors? How do we recognize them? How do we know when it is time for us to seek professional help?

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

How to banish negative thoughts and take back our lives is the topic on this edition of Take Charge of Your Life with Elenor Bobrow. Joining Eleanor is guest Ora Nadrich, a Certified Life Coach and a Certified Mindfulness Meditations teacher.

Nadrich explores these topics in her latest book, Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever.

(Original air-date: 8/29/2016)