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Category Archives: Women Helping Women
Women are biologically more vulnerable to depression than men because of hormonal events like pregnancy and menopause. Plus, we are socially vulnerable with more stressors, like poverty and childhood abuse, says Dr. Jennice Vilhauer. Jennice directs The Well Mind Institute in Beverly Hills, serves on the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is an assistant clinical professor at UCLA.
She developed a new treatment called, Future Directed Therapy® for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder, which is twice as prevalent in women as in men. Future Directed Therapy® teaches people skills that help them focus on the future they want rather than the past that makes their future seem hopeless. Continue reading
When disaster strikes, we’re all riveted to the TV, internet and social media. But what happens later, after the initial disaster is over and the news media stops reporting? Maura Taylor says there’s a network of case workers from Catholic Charities and other organizations who continue to help the victims rebuild their lives. It takes years and thousands of volunteers and donations, but resources must continue if we are to help communities rebuild. We must not forget the survivors in the months and years that follow.
Less than a month after the Joplin, Missouri, tornado, Maura accepted her job as Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri. As she assumed responsibility for this dedicated organization with only two paid staff people, she was faced with the casualties of the worst reported tornado since NOAA first started recording in 1950. Continue reading
Regardless of the natural disaster, one international organization is ALWAYS there. For Hurricane Sandy, the Red Cross has helped 11,000 people as of October 31, put up 250 emergency shelters, served over 25,000 meals and snacks and fielded over 2,000 disaster responders in the 16 affected states.
This week Dr. Nancy talks with her friend and fellow crisis responder, Jami Peebles, Board President of the Greater Ozarks Chapter of The American Red Cross. Jami’s volunteer work takes her away from her job as Executive Vice President at Central Trust & Investment Company, Springfield, Missouri.
Jami and Dr. Nancy met while helping survivors of Hurricane Katrina. Jami describes helping a woman Continue reading
To succeed in business a woman needs to be “wise as a serpent and gentle as a dove,” says amazing guest Molly Mahoney Matthews.
As a single parent of two small children who had never held a real job, Molly went to school, developed a network, and found an internship. When laid off from a job she fought for severance and started a public relations company. She grew it to employ 150 people, bill over $20 million Continue reading
This is the question that Kristen Brown asks her stress management clients and audiences. Kristen became a young widow and single parent of a toddler overnight when her young husband suffered a heart attack. The sudden shock of loss forced her to re-examine her life, and she went on to achieve a master’s degree in Integral Theory and become a certified holistic health counselor.
Equipped with the credentials, learning and experience to help others, Kristen became known as “The Queen of Stress Relief.” Continue reading
Financial Success means different things depending on how you feel about money. Certified Financial Planner and author, Karen Lee says our emotions around this topic run so strong that disagreements about money are a top cause for divorce. Karen sees these problems every day in her practice and her new book –– It’s Just Money, So Why Does It Cause So Many Problems. Continue reading
From menopause to PMS, female hormones get a bad rap. In fact, our hormones affect our moods, creativity, drive and energy as well as our ability to reproduce.
Alisa Vitti was pre-med at Johns Hopkins University when her painful polycystic ovarian condition transformed her life. Getting no answers from OBGYNs for six years, she did her own research Continue reading
How can we create healthy relationships when we “like” each other more on Facebook than in person? We e-mail or text in code and rarely look up from our smart phones.
Dr. Judy Kuriansky says good relationships require time and attention. As the “media’s psychologist” she’s given the same advice for over 20 years, she says, because people have not changed. Romantic relationships especially take focus and acknowledgement. Couples should spend two nights a week together––away from children, cell phones and texting––and pretend you are getting to know one another for the first time. Continue reading