Archive for December, 2012

Managing our Fear

We all have fears and insecurities as well as strengths and resilience. The trick is to keep them in balance. Deb Hogan, shares her own journey. Locked in fear for many years, she has grown through her fear to learn to manage her health. In addition, through her very beautiful music and her faith, she has reached out to others to help them also Walk Out of Worry. Dr. Gary Wood adds his comments.

The Complexity of PTSD

Dear Fellow Travelers: Recently, Joyce and I had the privilege of interviewing Michelle Bellon, author of The Complexity of a Soldier. Her book is a work of fiction, but it is based on a very profound and deep problem that many of our soldiers are now facing; PTSD. PTSD, also called post traumatic stress disorder […]

PTSD: A National Health Crisis

Studies show that one in every five troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Joyce and Mike speak with Michelle Bellon about her new novel, “The Complexity of a Soldier,” in which she depicts a soldier going through (PTSD).
Successfully integrating a soldier back into civilian life requires evaluation and psychological counseling and support, both for the soldier and for his or her family. Similarly, people with repeated medical crises are also at risk for PTSD.

Breaking the Habit

Mike talks about his own experience quitting smoking, and encourages you to do the same. At the very least, get the smoke out of your life even if you can’t kick the nicotine. There are smokeless products to help you. Getting rid of nicotine and tar significantly lowers your health risks.

Tobacco, Nicotine – stop smoking and reduce harm

Dr. Gilbert Ross speaks with Mike and Joyce about stopping smoking, getting smoke and tar out of your life, and reducing the harm that they inject into our bodies and our atmosphere. If you can’t quit nicotine, there are smokeless products to help you.

Food for Thought: The Work of Community Servings

Dear Fellow Travelers: Yesterday (Dec 6), Joyce and I had the pleasure of talking with Suzanne Robertson, a professional dietitian who works with Community Servings based in the general area of Boston Massachusetts. According to information on its website ( this nonprofit organization delivers homestyle meals each day to some 1300 people in a 215 […]

Sustaining Nutrition when you Don’t Feel Like Eating

In celebration of National Food Day, Susanne Robertson from Community Servings talks with Mike and Joyce about their unique service to prepare meals for people who need some additional nutritional support.