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 Reiki, a therapy that's possible to receive without being present in the therapist's room or office. Her guest is Renee Arledge, a certified Aroma Freedom Technique practitioner, Reiki practitioner, transition specialist, and owner of Reiki for Transitions.

Arledge discusses how to have a mindset that's open to receiving the energy that Reiki offers. (Original air-date: 01/29/2018) 

Coping with Diabetes on Take Charge of Your Life

Feb 1, 2018

Eleanor Bobrow talks about diabetes, not from a medical point of view but how do those who have diabetes cope with it.

Eleanor's guest this evening is Debra Griffie who is a certified Food, Families Health educator at Penn State Extension. Debra focuses on a program called Dining with Diabetes, a nationally accredited community-based education program offered by Penn State Extension. Eleanor and Debra discuss living with diabetes in the most effective way

(Original air-date: 1/22/2018)

Eleanor Bobrow welcomes Dr. Michael Taras to speak about a fairly new concept -- Holistic Dentistry. Dr. Taras discusses what Holistic Dentistry is, how it differs from general dentistry, and how it can help us take charge of our lives.

(Original air-date:1/15/2018)

Eat Well's Sharon Fraser on Take Charge of Your Life

Jan 4, 2018

Eleanor Bobrow discusses eating during the holiday season and the enormous temptation from food that abounds at this time of year.

Her guest is Sharon Fraser, a Certified Health and Transformation Coach and a Diabetic Solution Coach. Fraser has devoted herself to her company, Eat Well, which counsels individuals to eat well and stay well later.

(Original air-date: 12/25/2017)

Eleanor Bobrow focuses on how men relate to one another when they are out watching sports at the bar.  How does watching sports help them build a connection with one another?

Eleanor talks with Allentown author Andrew Daniels about his new book, "The Barstool Book of Sports-Stats, Stories, and Other Stuff for Drunken Debate." Daniels is a Lehigh University graduate, a digital editor, and a veteran of Men's Health magazine who has interviewed notable celebrities including Mike Tyson and Vanilla Ice.

(Original air-date: 12/18/2017)

Parenting expert Faith Collins joined Eleanor Bobrow to discuss the process of raising toddlers and preschoolers.

Young children's behavior can be overwhelming for parents, and Faith explained how to build a strong, loving relationship with your children when they are uncooperative. (Original air-date: 11/20/17) 

Deborah L. Peters, Wealth Advisor ChFC, RICP, CDFA, joined Eleanor Bobrow to discuss how she utilizes education, communication, holistic planning and her faith-based values to help her clients plan for their future and pursue their financial goals.

She examined some of the emotional, legal and financial issues when a woman faces divorce.

(Original air-date: 10/30/17)

Host Eleanor Bobrow discussed the upcoming December 7th deadline for Medicare open enrollment on this edition of Take Charge of Your Life.

To help us understand some of the options and where we can get further information, Eleanor spoke with volunteers from the PA State Health Insurance Program APPRISE -- Dana Mehta from the Northampton County APPRISE program and John Teufel from the Lehigh County APPRISE program. 

(Original air-date: 11/13/2017) 

Eleanor Bobrow talked to individuals active in the Lehigh Conference of Churches about resources in the community that help people deal with mental health illness and addiction as a spiritual journey. Eleanor's guests were Larry Pickens, Director of the Lehigh Conference of Churches since 2014, and Christina DiPierro, Director of the Daybreak program since 2012.

For more than 60 years, the Lehigh Conference of Churches has brought together area congregations in responding to the needs of  "the least among us" while building ecumenical and interfaith partnerships.

Allentown-based author Deborah Heiligman joined Eleanor Bobrow to discusses her new book, Theo and Vincent, which explores the deep and enduring friendship between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother Theo.

Drawing upon meticulous research, which includes analysis of the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Heiligman weaved a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary lives of the Van Gogh brothers.

(Original air-date: 10/23/17) 

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