What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying with Dr. Karen Wyatt

April 21, 2012
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What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying


with Dr. Karen Wyatt


Dr. Karen M. Wyatt, author of What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying, who is a family physician who has spent her 25-year medical career working with patients in challenging settings, such as hospices, nursing homes and indigent clinics joins the show in an enlightening interview.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Karen M. Wyatt discuss the following:

  • How have you handled the career transition from full-time medical practice to author?
  • What or who inspired you to write What Really Matters?
  • What do you believe “really matters” after writing this book?
  • Who can benefit the most from reading this book?
  • How have you been able to overcome our society’s reluctance to talk about death and dying?
  • Which 3 lessons from the book should readers pay attention to right now?


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Dr. Karen M. Wyatt, author of What Really Matters: 7 Lessons for Living from the Stories of the Dying, is a family physician who has spent her 25-year medical career working with patients in challenging settings, such as hospices, nursing homes and indigent clinics.  She has twice testified at Senate briefings on integrated medical care, combining physical and behavioral health, which she helped create and implement in her clinic for the uninsured. Dr. Wyatt is also the author of  A Matter of Life and Death: Stories to Heal Loss & Grief as well as the ebooks Loss and Grief Survival Guide and Coping With Life-Threatening Illness and is a frequent lecturer for hospices and other groups on end-of-life issues.


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Links: www.whatreallymattersbook.com


Note: The views expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of the show host or it's owners.


There is nothing to fix, just more of you to discover with Marty L. Ward

April 20, 2012
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There is nothing to fix, just more of you to discover


with Marty L. Ward


Marty L. Ward, known as the No BS Business Coach joins the show on eHealth Radio's Personal Development Channel. As a workshop leader and author, Marty uses her innovative, no-holds-barred honest approach to help clients blast past procrastination, break through stumbling blocks and then use them for the jet fuel to attract and retain more clients and make more money.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Marty Ward discuss the following:

  • How did you get started? and Why "The No BS Coach?"
  • What was one of your big stumbling blocks that you broke through to get where you are?
  • “There is Nothing to fix. Just more of you to discover.” What do you mean by that?
  • What is a typical hindrance to people being successful to moving forward in their business?
  • What is your book, My Private Sessions Intimate Secrets to Unlock Your Potential Witness the Evolution, really all about? What makes it unique?


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Marty L. Ward is known as the No BS Business Coach and as workshop leader and author of My Private Sessions Intimate Secrets to Unlock Your Potential who shows entrepreneurs, small business owners, and service providers how to make more money in less time as they take their passion to profit breaking through to the next level of success. Marty has created her Concepts to Cash in 60 Days or Less program to give business owners and service providers concrete How To Steps to make more money in less time while enjoying the good life.


She uses her innovative, no-holds-barred honest approach to help clients blast past procrastination, break through stumbling blocks and then use them for the jet fuel to make more money. Clients describe Marty’s coaching as “miraculous,” “extraordinary.” In just one session, many transformed long held beliefs into empowered action that turned their businesses around, saved families thousands, went from procrastination and no sales in months to $4,000 in two weeks. Coaching others in how to honor and value their Talents, Abilities, Gifts and to live a rich and fulfilled life is her passion and commitment.


Marty’s inspiring message: “There is Nothing to fix. Just more of you to discover.”


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Links: successcoachinfo.com


Why bullying is not effectively handled in the schools with Dr. Wren

April 18, 2012
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Why bullying is not effectively handled in the schools


with Dr. Wren


Dr. Wren, a former public school teacher, current college professor, published author, and educational researcher joins the show.  She brings to us 20 years of knowledge and insight into the world of education and our topic today which is bullying.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Wren discuss the following:

  • From a school teacher's perspective, why do you think bullying is not effectively handled in the schools?
  • If a student is being bullied, what can that student or parent do to bring attention to the situation?
  • As an educational researcher, you analyzed the U. S. Department of Education's report on state anti-bullying laws and policies.  What did you determine from that report?
  • Would you say that with more higher level attention being brought to bullying that one day bullying can be eradicated in the schools?
  • If I see a form of bullying in the street, or anywhere in any form what would you reccomend that I do that is wisest?


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Dr. Wren is a former public school teacher, current college professor, published author, and educational researcher.  She is the president and CEO of Wren's Research and Consulting, LLC an educational consulting company that focuses on continuous school improvement.  She is a member of the Michigan Quality Council Board of Examiners who is responsible for assessing, recognizing, and ultimately awarding the Michigan Quality Leadership Award that is the highest recognition of performance excellence in the State of Michigan. Additionally, Dr. Wren is the owner of www.doctorwren.comDoctorwren.com is devoted to becoming the central location for all things education.


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Links: www.doctorwren.com


Motivating yourself to exercise, despite a busy schedule with Kodjo Hounnaké

April 17, 2012
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Motivating yourself to exercise, despite a busy schedule


with Kodjo Hounnaké


Kodjo Hounnaké of KodjoWorkout.com teaches how you can stay in shape right in the comfort of your homes joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kodjo Hounnaké discuss the following:

  • How long have you been leading a healthy life?
  • What is your workout philosophy?
  • How do you motivate yourself to exercise, despite your busy schedule?
  • Tell us a bit about your blog and what people can expect to find on it.
  • Anything you're currently working on?


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My name is Kodjo Hounnaké, and I manage the health blog full time, and work at a Hedge Fund as an investment analyst, also full time (life’s short so multi-tasking is what get you to accomplish your goals faster).


My story is a bit a typical. I’m originally from Togo, a nice little French-speaking country off the coasts of West Africa (grew up there most of my life), and decided to come to America years ago, to attend college and broaden my opportunities. So I took it upon myself to learn English (believe it or not by watching the Oprah Winfrey shows, lots of CNN, CSPAN, Cartoon Network, you name it). I bought a ton of English self-learning audio tapes, and through self-discipline and impregnable resilience, conquered the beast, against all odds!!


So with English now part of my arsenal, I came to the United States and started off in Atlanta, Georgia, attending Morehouse College (this is the same school Martin Luther King graduated from years ago). In any event, I studied finance, and later moved to New York City to work as an investment banker. I later migrated into the world of private equities, and now work at a hedge fund trading stocks and helping manage a multi-billion dollar portfolio of assets.


Working so many hours, it is so easy to unearth plenty of excuses to skip a workout for a day (make it a week; Nah, actually just shut it down completely). Being busy would have been an excellent excuse! But I realized soon enough that I was only fooling myself. Because without health, there’s no paycheck, for without health, there’s no work to go to…Sigh!! So I took it upon myself to devise a strategy to keep me motivated to exercise, and eat healthy.


I thought, a gym was a great way to work out in an environment full of other like-minded people, BUT… a gym could give me an excuse to skip workout (especially in the cold winter months). So I decided to learn a few home exercise routines called bodyweight workout, that I can easily perform at home, and that would be challenging enough to yield effective results. Also, these routines had to be done in less than 30-min because of my busy schedule.


So in the course of working on my new goal, I realized that 1) your body is your best and most reliable gym equipment and 2) your mind is your strongest muscle. Armed with this knowledge, I began to design workout routines that would focus on short-burst, super high intensity segments that push the body to its limit.


But it doesn’t stop there; you also have to incorporate healthy eating into your daily life, so I began to learn to understand the healthy, the not-so-healthy, and the downright junk! As a result, I quit eating McDonald’s (cold turkey), several years ago. It only took a documentary called Supersize Me, to give me enough willpower to break my ties with the red & yellow McDo’ clown!


Then I learnt that soda was toxic due to its aspartame content; and I learnt to stay away from white flour, and to drink at least half my body weight in ounce of water (that means at least 75 oz of water daily, since I weigh about 150lbs). I also learnt to walk more, and drive less, and take regular stairs instead of escalators. I learnt to watch less TV and sleep more.


These are just some of the positive things I learnt on my road to wellness, and I am looking forward to taking in as much more knowledge as I can handle. To all of you out there seeking to make positive healthy changes in your life, ask yourself the following question: If not now, then when!? Be healthy for the people that love you, but most importantly, be healthy for YOU! If you were wondering what some of my home workout routines look like, the below video is an example! Stay well and good luck!


VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV70mwQd0ug


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Links: kodjoworkout.com


Changing the way we perform bodyweight training with Bryce Taylor

April 17, 2012
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Changing the way we perform bodyweight training with Bryce Taylor


Bryce Taylor, a practicing Physical Therapist, certified Pilates instructor, and fitness enthusiast in Indianapolis, Indiana joins the show.  Aside from treating orthopedic and sports medicine patients, he develops integrated core training exercise content, in collaboration with other fitness professionals for his invention, the Halo Trainer.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Bryce Taylor discuss the following:

  • What is the Halo and why was it invented?
  • How does it work?
  • Why would you want to stabilize a ball—isn’t that the point, to be unstable?
  • How long has it taken for your product to move from conception to the marketplace?
  • Where is the Halo Trainer available and how does somebody find out more about it?


TIP: The Halo Trainer is a uniquely designed handlebar apparatus to augment traditional equipment such as the stability ball, BOSU, or even TRX to make exercises easier or harder, and always appropriate.


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Bryce Taylor is a practicing Physical Therapist, certified Pilates instructor, and fitness enthusiast in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Aside from treating orthopedic and sports medicine patients, he develops integrated core training exercise content, in collaboration with other fitness professionals for his invention, the Halo Trainer.  He has created over 300 progressive exercises for the Halo, a unique and versatile handlebar apparatus that will change the way we perform bodyweight training.


Bryce has been a lecturer for national conferences and meetings for Physical Therapy, Sports Chiropractic, and Sports Medicine.  He looks forward to introducing an element of rehab into mainstream fitness to exercise enthusiasts and casual exercisers from competitive athletes to active aging, and even our frequently ignored older adults.


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Links: halotrainer.com


How we can help end bullying among children in America

April 17, 2012
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How we can help end bullying among children in America


with Richard Kincaid


Richard Kincaid, a classically trained Chicago-based singer and former businessman who founded the BeCause Foundation, a not for profit organization that combines documentary films and outreach campaigns to start and strengthen social movements joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Richard Kincaid discuss the following:

  • Why did you decide found the BeCause Foundation?
  • How did BeCause get involved with the Bully movie?
  • What are your thoughts on the controversy over the R rating?
  • How do you believe we can help end bullying among children in America?
  • BeCause is also involved in helping set up "121.Help me"- what is it?
  • I understand you're also a rising music artist on the FMQB charts- tell me a little about that!


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Richard Kincaid is a classically trained Chicago-based singer and former businessman and CEO of Equity Office Properties Trust, the nation’s largest publicly traded office real estate company.  After having put aside his singing dreams for a long time, Kincaid recently decided to follow his passion and pursue music full time, currently promoting his latest single, "Ain't No Sunshine", a powerful cover of the Bill Whithers classic, which has recently reached the #15 position on the FMQB Hot AC Charts.


But, as he set about to finally fulfill his long set aside creative dreams, Kincaid, struck by the altruism of folks he met in the non-profit world, embraced his philanthropic side and founded the BeCause Foundation, a not for profit organization that combines documentary films and outreach campaigns to start and strengthen social movements. The documentaries the organization makes tackle such hot button issues as homelessness and healthcare, human rights in East Burma and sexual abuse of children.


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Links:


BeCause Foundation: www.becausefoundation.org


Richard Kincaidwww.richardkincaidmusic.com


Major issues that telehealth can address with Diversinet’s Dr. Hon Pak

April 16, 2012
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Major issues that telehealth can address with Diversinet's Dr. Hon Pak


Dr. Hon Pak, a visionary healthcare IT executive, who is using his medical and technology expertise to help Diversinet strengthen its leadership in “powering care coordination through mobility" joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Hon Pak discuss the following:

  • What does Diversinet do?
  • What are the major issues that telehealth can address?
  • What solutions or approaches are emerging?
  • How can mobility play a role in promoting adoption of these solutions?
  • What are the key challenges to wider adoption of mobile healthcare, or mHealth?


Tip:  Mobile healthcare needs to be integrated into a healthcare ecosystem that fosters care coordination and patient engagement.


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Dr. Hon Pak is responsible for the operation of Diversinet, with a focus on providing healthcare organizations with an agile mobile application platform for secure messaging. He was formally appointed Chief Executive Officer in February after serving in that role on an interim basis for two months. Dr. Pak also serves on the company’s Board of Directors.


Combining extensive medical and technology knowledge with strong leadership experience, he brings to Diversinet the accomplishments of a distinguished 28-year career with the U.S. Army. Dr. Pak recently retired as Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Army Medical Department, an $11 billion healthcare system with more than 60,000 employees. He was the Army’s first Chief Medical Information Officer prior to his promotion to CIO. In addition, Dr. Pak has headed the Advanced Information Technology Group within the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, the U.S. Department of Defense health IT research and development arm.


He is recognized for the design and development of a health IT strategy around patient-centered care and as an innovator who helped transform Army Medicine into a systems based organization. Dr. Pak also shaped a federal investment in electronic health record exchanges and health information technology for active military, veteran and civilian populations.


Dr. Pak previously served as president of the American Telemedicine Association, leading the effort on global health and standards development for telehealth. He holds a medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and completed a fellowship in dermatology at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Pak is a distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy.


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Links: www.diversinet.com


How hip and knee implants improve the quality of life with Dr. James T. Caillouette

April 16, 2012
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How hip and knee implants improve the quality of life


with Dr. James T. Caillouette


Dr. James T. Caillouette, a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California, specializing in joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. James T. Caillouette discuss the following:

  • How do hip implants improve quality of life?
  • What are indicators that a hip implant is necessary?
  • Generally, how long is the recovery period?
  • How does weight loss and exercise impact the joints?
  • How does weight loss and exercise improve mobility?


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James T. Caillouette, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California, specializing in joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.


Dr. Caillouette earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the immediate past President of the California Orthopaedic Association, a member of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty, and a member of the International Society of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery.


Dr. Caillouette reviews articles for The Journal of Arthroplasty and Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. He has developed multiple orthopedic devices and instruments over the past 22 years and consults worldwide for DePuy/Johnson and Johnson. Dr. Caillouette participates in surgeon education at an international level. He has authored numerous publications in orthopedic literature. He is currently focused on healthcare economics and reform, along with the design of next generation hip and knee implants.


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Links: www.orthopedichospital.com

The 80/10/10 Diet with Dr. Douglas Graham

April 14, 2012
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The 80/10/10 Diet with Dr. Douglas Graham


Dr. Douglas Graham, known as one of the fathers of the raw food movement has authored 5 books including the bestseller The 80/10/10 Diet and joins the show.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Douglas Graham discuss the following:

  • What is The 80/10/10 Diet?
  • Why the focus on raw food?
  • What benefits typically accompany a switch to the 80/10/10 diet?
  • Don't you miss all the foods you were raised on?
  • Can athletes use this program? Who shouldn't try it?


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Dr. Douglas Graham, a lifetime athlete and 30+ year raw vegan, is an advisor to elite athletes and trainers from around the globe. He has worked professionally with top performers from almost every sport and field of entertainment, revitalizing and extending their careers through nutrition, lifestyle, and his unique brand of fitness training.


Recognized as one of the fathers of the modern raw movement, Dr. Graham has shared his strategies for success with audiences at more than 4,000 events and gatherings worldwide. He gives keynote presentations and seminars guaranteed to educate, motivate, and inspire. He has served on the boards of over a dozen international health organizations.


Dr. Graham is the creator of “Simply Delicious” cuisine and director of a Health & Fitness Week & Fasting Retreats, annual events that provide world-class training and nutritional guidance to people of all fitness levels in beautiful settings around the world. He is living proof that eating whole, fresh, ripe, raw, organic food is the nutritional way to vibrant health and vitality.


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Also by Dr. Douglas N. Graham
The 80/10/10 Diet
The New High Energy Diet Recipe Guide
Nutrition and Athletic Performance
Grain Damage
The Perpetual Health Calendar
The Cause of Health (audio series)


For information about Dr. Graham’s books, articles, lecture series, Health & Fitness Weeks, and more, visit www.foodnsport.com.


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Links: www.foodnsport.com


Technology solutions to help our growing elderly population with Independa

April 12, 2012
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Technology solutions to help our growing elderly population with Independa


with Kian Saneii


Kian Saneii, a veteran technology entrepreneur, founded Independa to develop easy, integrated technology solutions to help our growing elderly population age in place and joins the show to talk about how it is working.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kian Saneii discuss the following:

  • What is Independa, and what services do you offer?
  • What sets Independa apart from other companies that provide telecare for the elderly?
  • Why do you think that telehealth is growing so quickly?  What issues does it address for older adults who want to remain independent, and for their caregivers?
  • What are the major obstacles to wider adoption of remote monitoring and social engagement, particularly for the elderly?
  • How do you see the future of telehealth moving?


Tip: Telehealth needs to be integrated and holistic. Both caregivers and those who receive care need a simple, one-stop solution.

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Kian Saneii combines expertise as a computer scientist and experience as a software executive with passion for bringing transformational technologies to market. He founded Independa in 2009 to develop and deliver products and services that help caregivers enable the rapidly growing elderly population to remain independent longer, more safely  and more comfortably. Featured in the March 2012 issue of Entrepreneur, he has led the company’s creation of a comprehensive, easy-to-use suite of Integrated CloudCare solutions.


Previously, Saneii was General Manager of Websense Wireless, responsible for launching and growing the wireless division from the ground up, including developing new carrier-centric technology and product lines, and establishing new global distribution partners. As Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Websense, Inc., he redefined the company’s market positioning and helped guide it to global market dominance. In addition to his responsibility for all aspects of global marketing, Saneii oversaw strategy, mergers and acquisitions, OEM sales, and business development. As the founding GM of Websense Wireless, Saneii expanded the company’s vision to encompass the wireless revolution from a new perspective, and established Websense Wireless as a carrier-grade supplier of transformational technologies to the telco/wireless ecosystem worldwide.


Before joining Websense, Saneii served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development at IPNet Solutions. In this role, he helped B2B supply chain businesses convert from using EDI to using secure supply chain collaboration and communication systems – introducing real-time information flow and eliminating significant waste throughout the chain.


Prior to his IPNet Solutions role, Saneii served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Business Development for IMA, Inc., focusing on CRM solutions. Saneii transformed IMA’s call center solutions into customer interaction centers by integrating all customer interactions and data, redefining the entire market sector.


Earlier in his career, Saneii held management positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories, DIS Research and FileNet Corporation (acquired by IBM).


Saneii earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, cum laude, from New York University, where he made Phi Beta Kappa and received the President’s Award. He earned a Master of Computer Science from Rutgers University.


He has played NCAA Division 1 Soccer, was Chief Driving Instructor for BMW Car Club of America’s New York Chapter, and has a Black Belt in Tae Kwan Do. Saneii lives in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., with his wife and two sons.


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Links: www.independa.com