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.

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)

Host Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Reid Wilson, PhD., Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and Lynn Lyons, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psycho-therapist, to the studio. They discuss what parents can do to help over-anxious children.

(Original air-date 10/20/2014)

Marriage and Family Therapist Eleanor Bobrow explores the topic of dementia with her guests: Kelly O'Shea-Carney, PhD, (Clinical Psychologist and Executive Director of the Dementia Center for Excellence for Phoebe Ministries), Lori LaBey (founder and CEO of Alzheimer’s Speaks), and Trina Johnson-Brady (Community Relations Specialist at Phoebe Ministries).

(Original air-date 9/22/2014)

Todd Bennett on Take Charge of Your Life

Sep 1, 2014

Eleanor Bobrow talks about ways to identify the autism spectrum and methods of helping children to cope. Her guest is Todd Bennett, Co-Founder and Director of Operations of the Center for Assessment and Treatment in Hackettstown, New Jersey.

(Original air-date 9/2/2014)

Take Charge of Your Life Spotlights Easton's Angels

Aug 25, 2014

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes three guests from the Easton's Angels organization--dedicated to helping special needs students integrate and feel accepted with other school students: President/creator and recent Easton Area High School graduate Alexa Olah, upcoming President Mary Happel, and Secretary Sarah Timberman.

(Original air-date 8/25/2014)

Julie Tallard Johnson on Take Charge of Your Life

Aug 21, 2014

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes author, counselor, and social worker Julie Tallard Johnson to the studio whose latest book, The Zero Point Agreement--How to Be Who You Already Are, is the result of 35 years of studying the scientific basis of thought transformation, inspiration, and creativity--drawing from influences such as teachings of the Dalai Lama and physicist David Bohm.

(Original air-date 8/18/2014)