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.

The topic of this week's show was loss - the loss of a loved one, a family member, a child or a parent. How do we cope with our grief?

Eleanor's guest this evening is Kenneth J. Doka, author of Grief Is a Journey: Finding Your Path Through Loss. Dr. Doka is a licensed mental health counselor and a professor of gerontology at the Graduate School of the College of New Rochelle. Dr. Doka is also senior consultant to the Hospice Foundation of America and an ordained Lutheran minister.

(Original air-date: 04/16/18)

Stewart Brodian on Take Charge of Your Life

Apr 5, 2018

This week's guest was Stewart Brodian, who has been a WDIY host since the station's inception in 1995.

Since 2012, he has hosted Brodian's Basement, a TV show variety program featuring independent short films, music videos, interviews and walk arounds. He has also been a Howard Stern impersonator since 1991 and on May 3 will attend a celebrity impersonator networking night during the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival in the Greshom Y in Philadelphia. He also recently published a book entitled "Here's the Future You Asked for," available on Amazon.

This week's show was about keeping our children safe from predators. Joining Eleanor is Clay Smith, executive director and founder of Community Partners 4 Kids, an organization designed to protect children and provide resources for parents.

Also, Jeff Bartholomew talked about becoming aware and educated about the measures parents can take to keep their children safe.

(Original air-date: 03/26/18)

Eleanor Bobrow explores the resources and services of New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Center, a non-profit organization which provides a valuable resource in the Lehigh Valley, assisting those with behavioral issues, addiction issues, and brain injury issues.

Joining Eleanor are guests William Hoke, MS, Vice President for Development at New Vitae, Donna Devlin, BS, RN, co-owner and Executive Administrator of New Vitae, and Patricia "Tricia" Prpich, MA, who has served a variety of roles in the Quakertown Recovery Center and currently assists with marketing for New Vitae.

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer on Take Charge of Your Life

Mar 8, 2018

This weeks' show featured the story of a remarkable gentleman - Mace Bugen, a 43-inch achondroplastic dwarf - figured out early in life how to make the world aware of his formidable presence. Eleanor Bobrow's guest was Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer who wrote "The Little Gate Crasher," a larger than life biography about her Great Uncle Mace, who overcame all obstacles standing in his way of success despite his disability.

Special Olympics on Take Charge of Your Life

Mar 8, 2018

Host Eleanor Bobrow interviews guests about the Special Olympics Annual Swimming event, which will be held in Bethlehem on Saturday, May 19. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics changes the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face.

Mental health awareness on Take Charge of Your Life

Feb 22, 2018

Angela Lender from Recovery Partnership joins Eleanor Bobrow to discuss mental health awareness and the resources that are available in the Lehigh Valley. 

Recovery Partnership is a peer-run, non-profit organization that has an array of mental health services for adults. Its mission is to promote individual recovery and strengthen communities.

(Original air-date: 02/12/18)

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)