The notion of persons "Central Life Interest" has been studied for many years. Essentially it suggests that we reflect on where our primary passion lies between our work and our life outside of work. Dr. Tom Dukes and I discussed this important life topic that identifies the locus of our stress and anxiety. It's a rich intellectual topic that can you clarify the part of your life that needs to be fixed.
Chat with Emily Carter on the development and success of the Matchbox Studio, a co-working site for entrepreneurs and independent contractors. It enables remote workers to exchange presence and ideas with other creative individuals.
Studies repeatedly conform that social isolation is not just an emotional problem, it is a full blown health crisis. It has devastating effects on our psychological and physical health. The Harvard Long Term Happiness Study did not mince words when asserting that "Loneliness Kills!"
Attorney Stephen Miller is a Judge in Rhode Island who became involved in the state's struggle with homelessness. He is now a leader in the effort to solve the problem and he shares the state of our knowledge about strategies that work. Informed conversation with a Judge who is an activist for those fallen through the cracks.
A conversation with Dr. Glenn Sparks, researcher on media effects about the impact of media - especially social media - on shaping attitudes and critical thinking.
Glenn Sparks of Purdue University has been studying the effects of exposure to frightening movies and television for years. We discuss advice for parents & children.
Before the economic recession my speaking focus was on life balance. This emerged, of course, from the book Refrigerator Rights which documented the shocking drift toward social isolation that is having a ruinous effect on us personally and collectively. With the onset of the recession demand shifted toward stress and coping. But with so many people unhappy with parts of their life – either their jobs or their life outside their jobs – it's time to raise the issue of life balance again. Dr. Sally & I discuss the issue and the urgency connections
Sally and I grew up in the Christian church. My family was deeply involved in Catholicism and she in the Protestant church. For each of us, church was a central part of our growing up experience. And just like so many millions of Americans we have had great difficulty remaining interested and engaged in our religious practice. We talk about our experiences, our regrets, disappointment and anger, and our hope for a better experience.
Adjusting to the differences in cultural norms when living in Asia. The focus on collectivism and family is in stark contrast to many of the norms here in the United States. What does family mean to us compared to the experiences Dave & Jen are having in South Korea.
If you haven't listened to the MUMCAST you need to treat yourself! Rick is a long time broadcaster, musician, artist and one of the best conversationalist I know. My friend Rick's episode are delightful!
While we may know this intuitively, Professor Sparks, an international authority on media and its effects on social engagement and disengagement
Sally is a national authority and speaker on coping with a loss. She was an active consultant with children and schools in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on 9/11 in New York. She has run grief support group for years and continues to be active helping Individuals, families & communities.
Her wonderful book:
is a penetrating resource for anyone dealing with a tragic loss.
Jane Boswell was one of the founding members of the Ninth Street Hill Neighborhood - a successful endeavor that has changed the quality of life for hundreds of residents. She talks about the impact isolation has on the lack of civility.
Media scholar Glenn Sparks talks about the latest media/tech phenomena of Pokemon Go. We talk about the appeal and where we continue to go in the media evolution.
More of the informative chat with friend and comedian Scott Blakeman. With years of performing nationally in comedy clubs & theaters. Scott is also a regular guest commentator on major news networks. He is a comedian with a purpose - promoting peace!! Enjoy a delightful conversation with my admired friend Scott!
Scott Blakeman is a standup comic everyone in our business knows and loves. He's not only a hilarious performer but his career has expanded to a popular class on learning standup - his former students include John Stewart & Chris Rock. He is a regular guest commentator on national TV news programs and is a sought after performer by companies and organizations. Enjoy a delightful conversation with my friend Scott!
Media effects scholar Glenn Sparks from the Brian Lamb School of Communication at Purdue speaks about the power of media persuasion and its impact on the country's psychosocial health.
DR. SALLY MILLER joins DR. WILL for a conversation revolving around the current status of health in school-age children. Dr. Sally is not only a nationally recognized expert on grief and loss, but has spent many years working full-time in the public education sector.
Purdue professor DR. GLENN SPARKS specializes in the emotional and cognitive effects of the media. In this episode, recorded over a year ago, he engages in a lively discussion with Dr. Will about the media's role in shaping society's beliefs and behaviors in regards to terrorist attacks and traveling abroad.
Therapist Pat Thorne specializes in helping people who have family members needing attentive long term care. She discusses strategies for keeping your own well being strong as you serve.
Glenn & I talk about current lifestyles in South Korea and Asia including trends in technology and global perspectives in an ever changing, ever younger Asia life.
Ever consider living in another country? With the turmoil here in the United States many either make the move or contemplate it. Dave & Jen have found a warm welcome and fulfilling life as teachers and musicians in South Korea. Enjoy their story!
In the flood of coverage and opinion about the presidential election most are aware that this is an unprecedented media experience with the surge of Donald Trump. Aside from the issues themselves what does this tell us about the evolution of media? Purdue professor Glenn Sparks, internationally renowned media effects scholar shares insights and perspective.
Ginger Kadlec is the newest addition to the Neighborhood of Podcasts. Her passion and interest in child safety is so vital to the wellbeing of families & communities. You'll love Ginger and will definitely want to subscribe to her podcast at www.drwill.com.