Category ArchiveTMB-Podcast

ByDr. Berney

TMB Episode 52: The Disservice We Offer Our Children

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While writing a blog post for today (4/15/16), concerns regarding the long term effects of our educational and parental practices on our students became a major focus. The way we expect students to meet success, which we often define as perfection, is troubling and will likely lead to many more problems in the future.

In this podcast, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard expand on the blog and review the five unintended consequences of our current practices.

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TMB Episode 51: Here Comes Mary Jane

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This week, the FDA released a statement indicating they will revisit the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug – suggesting that the FDA has determined that it is a) highly addictive and b) that there are no medicinal properties to the substance.

In this podcast, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard explore the sensitive and controversial issue of marijuana use, especially as it pertains to teenagers. They identify the four main categories of teen marijuana users – Experimenters, Social Users, Self-Medicators, and Addicts – and explain why some reasons for using is more concerning than others.

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TMB Episode 50: Sleep, Exercise, and Diet

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How do lifestyle decisions affect your mental health? In this episode, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard discuss the relationship between sleep, exercise, and diet on your emotional and physical health.

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TMB Episode 49: The Price of Attending

What is attention? How do we know when we are paying attention? What is the relationship between attention, memory, and sleep?  In this podcast, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard review a recent study published in Nature and explore ways to help you improve your and your child’s attentional capacity.

Read a review of the Nature article here.

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TMB Episode 48: You Don’t Have To

Have you ever been overwhelmed? Have you ever been stressed? If you work, go to school, are in a relationship, or have a child, the answer is probably yes. Not just, yes, but YES! What makes us feel overwhelmed and how does that relate to stress?

In this week’s podcast, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard talk about what stress is, what it is telling us, and how feeling overwhelmed should be a cue for us to take action. They offer a simple, three step approach to managing these situations to help get you back on track and managing your busy life.

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TMB Episode 47: Healthy Divorces

With about 50% of first marriages and 60% of second marriages ending in divorce, it is important that we look at the factors that can help a divorce involving children proceed smoothly.

In this week’s podcast, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard discuss the three factors associated with a healthy divorce: Communication, Avoiding the Battle, and Becoming Allies.

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TMB Episode 46: For the Kids

With about 50% of first marriages and 60% of second marriages ending in divorce, it is important that we look at some of the reasons why couples split and why they remain together. As you would likely imagine, one of the main reasons unhappy couples remain together is “for the kids.” They are concerned that a divorce will have detrimental effects on their children, often resulting in the parents staying together long after the relationship has died.

In this week’s podcast, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard discuss the the pros and cons of staying together for the children and offer factors to consider for those who find themselves in such a situation.

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TMB Episode 45: A Difficult Self Evaluation

How much do you like yourself? On the surface, this may seem like a ridiculous question… Of course you like yourself. However, when we consider the fact that we treat ourselves in the way we believe we deserve to be treated, the question becomes a little less of a no-brainer.

In this week’s podcast, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard discuss the relationship between how we self-value and how what we do to achieve life satisfaction.

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TMB Episode 44: Religion, Politics, and Cognitive Dissonance

In this week’s podcast, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard explore topics that are often generally avoided on this program. Religion and politics are two subjects that – for many – simultaneously elicit passion and divisiveness.  Read More

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TMB Episode 43: Dealing with Plateaus

In this week’s podcast, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard discuss the final obstacle to reaching your goals and achieving the change you are seeking in your life. As you are working toward your goals, you are bound to have a time when you stall. The steady progress you were initially experiencing has seemed to vanish. So now what?

Building on some of the recommendations described in previous podcasts, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard offer listeners strategies for overcoming and pressing through these plateaus to help you reach the next peak on the path to your goals.

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