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.

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)

Understanding Depression on Take Charge of Your Life

Jan 20, 2017

Eleanor Bobrow examines depression and how it can often be misunderstood in society. Her guest is Cathy Reimers, PhD, a psychologist with 25+ years of experience counseling children, teens, and adults.

Remiers' latest book is The Mind, Heart and Soul of Depression: Your Guided Journal for Emotional Healing and Getting to The Truth of The Matter which explores the depth of depression and shows how to get to its causes. 

(Original air-date: 1/9/2017)

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes guest Stanley M. Vasiliadis, a certified elder law attorney, on this edition of Take Charge of Your Life.

Vasiliadis discusses how seniors can protect their assets from institutional demands when considering long-term care.

(Original air-date: 1/2/2017)

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes guest Judith Umlas to discuss how to treat people in the working environment in a way that will increase their productivity and loyalty to the firm.

Umlas is Senior Vice President at International Institute for Learning, Inc. and author of the new book, Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgment to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results.

(Original air-date: 12/26/2016)

On this edition of Take Charge of Your Life, preserving brain capabilities as we age is discussed. Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Charis Lindrooth, D.C., a herbalist and chiropractor with a busy practice in Pennsylvania.

While the statistics are growing for Alzheimers and dementia, we do not hear much about what we can do to preserve our brain functions. Dr. Lindrooth explains how we can maintain brain function with proper diet, stress management, and natural methods.

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

Twenty-one people die each day waiting for an organ transplant. The Philadelphia-based non-profit organization, Gift of Life Donor Program, works to help the nearly 5,000 patients awaiting a life-saving transplant in our region.

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)