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 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)

Discussing Patterns of Behavior on Take Charge of Your Life

Apr 7, 2016

Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Ph.D., and Barbara Mainguy, M.A., from the Coyote Institute for Studies of Change and Transformation discuss their new book, Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation Through Story. In this latest book, they explore using story to change behavior patterns in ourselves, our relationships, and our communities. 

(Original air-date: 03/28/16)

Relieving Body Aches and Pains on Take Charge of Your Life

Mar 15, 2016

Chiropractor Dr. Jarid Bleiman, who has practiced for 17 years,  joins host Eleanor Bobrow to discuss relieving the body of aches and pains.

(Original air-date: 3/7/2016)

Senior Helpers on Take Charge of Your Life

Feb 11, 2016

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes guests Pam Bartlett, Owner and General Manager of Senior Helpers, and Carolyn Hoffman, a Community Relations Coordinator and Client Services Manager, to discuss taking care of parents, grandparents and elder family members.

(Original air-date: 2/8/2016)

Anne Grogan Discusses Memory Loss on Take Charge of Your Life

Feb 4, 2016

Anne P. Grogan, MSW, LSW, and Director of Geriatric Services for Positive Aging, at St. Luke's Center for Positive Aging in Bethlehem joins host Eleanor Bobrow to discuss memory loss. 

(Original air-date: 1/25/2016)

Mary Wright & Liz Russo on Take Charge of Your Life

Jan 14, 2016

Host Eleanor Bobrow is joined by Mary Wright, a Bethlehem storyteller who was preparing to present her one-woman show, Nae Swe, exploring her Burmese roots, at Touchstone Theatre.

Also on the program is guest Liz Russo, a stand-up comedian and Easton native, who uses comedy and laughter to demonstrate her struggle with addiction and recovery. Russo was preparing to perform Dry Humor--Stand-Up for Recovery  at the ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem.

(Original air-date 1/11/2016)