Gratitude in Action #167

Are you grateful for the life you have? Maintaining gratitude, despite sometimes seemingly insurmountable difficulties, is an active process. Today we speak with Shawn McLaughlin about his personal experience with living gratefully, and with author Barb Schmidt about the ways in which she practices this process daily.

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Books, Libraries and Health #166

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Early literacy is critical to health and wellness. Today we speak with Doro Bush Koch and Becky Dyer of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, a national organization founded by the former first lady of the United States that has been promoting reading for the past 25 years. We also discuss the impact of libraries on individual and community health with Dr. Sam Zager, and Steve Podgajny, Executive Director of the Portland Public Library.

Prioritizing Peace #165

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How do we get to a place of peace? Usually by navigating through conflict. It can be difficult and uncomfortable to understand others who do not share our views. Today we speak with Tim Wilson and Moses Small from Seeds of Peace about the importance of truth, dialogue and mutual respect in conflict transformation. We also talk with Ted Coffin about how the Summit Project honors lives that are lost in the interest of peace.

Maine’s Pharmacy Experts #164

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Pharmacists do much more than dispense medication. As pharmacy science experts, educators and community liaisons, they are important members of the health care team. Today we speak with guests who have a special interest in the education of Maine’s pharmacy experts: Catherine Cloudman, principle at Apothecary by Design, Portland’s economic development director, Greg Mitchell, Dr. Jim Krebs, assistant dean of experiential education at the University of New England and newly minted pharmacist Dr. Kayla Stewart of Apothecary By Design.

 

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Healing Companionship #50

From the ridiculous to the divine: "Healing Companionship" comes in many forms. Reverend Jacob Watson, founder of the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, explores the importance of having a spiritual companion during tough times, while actor & musician Jon Patrick Walker shares the story of an odd intersection with a potentially nonexistent 'Facebook friend,' and how it helped him heal following…

Global Villages #51

For the past year, the Dr. Lisa Radio Hour & Podcast has been building a "village" of wellness-minded individuals. Our guests and listeners, joined together through social media, radio and podcast, represent a new generation seeking to better their own health through attention to the health of their families, communities and the global village. This week we explore the theme…

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