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.

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)

Supersurvivors on Take Charge of Your Life

Aug 12, 2014

Host Eleanor Bobrow explores the fascinating subject of supersurvivors--individuals who, after experiencing  trauma, not only rebuild their lives, but also thrive and grow in ways never previously imagined.

Her guests are Dr. David B. Feldman, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, and Lee Daniel Kravetz, a cancer survivor who holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Santa Clara University. Their latest book is  Supersurvivors: The Surprising Link Between Suffering and Success.

(Original air-date 08/11/2014)

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Neil Dicker, a retired dentist and avid cyclist, who is a stem cell recipient from the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation. He has become an Ambassador for the Foundation, and, as a stem cell recipient, he wants to encourage people to know more about the Foundation and how the Foundation changed his life.

(original air-date 08/04/14)

From NJ to China: Educator Stephen Lawrence

Jul 24, 2014

Take Charge of Your Life host Eleanor Bobrow explores the difficulty in finding a stable career in education. Her guest is Stephen Lawrence who, at 30 years-old, recently began teaching abroad at an international school in Macau, China after spending 5 years in New Jersey school districts.

(Original air-date 7/21/2014)