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 how to healthily live and deal with the pain that millions of people have on a daily basis. Her guest is Sarah Anne Shockley, author of The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living with and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain. 

Shockley has lived with chronic pain since 2007 and offers a flexible, compassionate and supportive guide for those who live with pain.

(Original air-date: 6/11/2018)

Karen Howard, the Executive Director of the Organic & Natural Health Association based in Washington, D.C. discusses the importance of vitamins and supplements in our daily health regime including if they are worth the investment and if there are other alternatives for helping us provide our bodies with necessary nutritional needs.

Karen has spent more than 30 years working with Congress, state legislatures and healthcare organizations to develop innovative healthcare policy and programs.

(Original air-date: 6/25/18)

Eleanor Bobrow talks about how to make the most out of life after 50. Her guest is Florence Brown who is the Director of Communications for Coordinated Health.

They also discussed Coordinated Health's sponsorship of the Morning Call event, the Prime Aging Expo,  which was coming up on June 16th at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center when this interview originally aired.

(Original air-date: 6/4/2018)

Dr. Varleisha Gibbs provides kid-friendly lessons for teachers, parents, therapists, and educators to help children with ADHD, autism, and sensory processing disorders on how to build needed skills to help stay focused on managing their senses and controlling their emotions.

Dr. Gibbs is the chair and Associate Professor of the Master’s Program of Occupational Therapy at Wesley College in Delaware.

(Original air-date 6/18/2018)

Yvonne Tally , author of Breaking Up with Busy, discusses real-life solutions for over-scheduled women.  

Tally leads meditation and destressing programs for corporations, individuals, and private groups in Silicon Valley. She is an NLP (Neurolinguistic Practitioner) and Master Practitioner. Tally co-founded Poised Inc., which, among many other things, offers Pilates and a wellness training studio. (Original air-date: 5/28/2018)

LV United Way VP Jill Pereira on Take Charge of Your Life

May 25, 2018

Eleanor Bobrow speaks with Jill Pereira, Vice President of Education for United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, about the work that her organization does in helping to build community. 

Many of us think of United Way as a charitable organization to which we make contributions, but not everyone is aware of the important role that United Way plays in the Lehigh Valley serving diverse populations spanning the fields of mental health, juvenile justice, children and youth, public housing and public education.

(Original air-date: 5/21/2018)

Eleanor Bobrow focuses on how healthy lifestyle choices can help improve our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. Dr. Meagan Grega, Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of the Kellyn Foundation, joins Eleanor to discuss how the benefits of regular exercise, adequate sleep, supportive social connections, healthy food choices, and the art of balance can help to improve our future.

(Original air-date: 5/22/2018)

On this edition of Take Charge of Your Life, Eleanor Bobrow talks about a program that Penn State Lehigh Valley has initiated to support first-year, first-time students called the Lion-Hearted Initiative. To learn about the program, Eleanor speaks with guest Dr. Denise O'Neill, the Director of Enrollment Management at Penn State Lehigh Valley.

The topic of this week's conversation was communication and conflict resolution in family business. Host Eleanor Bobrow's guest was guest Cheyenne Bennett, the Leadership and Talent Coach of Compass Point Consulting, LLC.

This week's topic was about how 90% of seniors, according to a survey by AARP, wish to remain in their homes - but those desires are often derailed by declining physical and cognitive abilities. The question of whether they can stay often causes conflict between parents and their adult children.