This week’s show is about next-level living. Some might say it’s about diversity. Compassion. Inclusion. Equality. Full participation in life. It’s also about how we can help others live fully and authentically.
The CDC reports that Developmental disabilities occur among all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. In the United States, about one in six, or about 17%, of children aged 3 through 17 years have one or more developmental disabilities, such as:
We do a good job of supporting people with developmental disabilities when they are children. But when they get older, many of those support programs go away. Then, they are more at risk. One organization that is working to solve this problem is the Leon Advocacy and Resource Center, and my guest today is the CEO, Phillip Hall.
Leon Advocacy Resource Center’s purpose is to end the segregation and devaluing of persons with developmental and other disabilities by promoting supports and services that provide access to all of community life.
This is a problem solving show, and each week my guests and I talk about the everyday problems of life, how they are solving them, and how you can tap into your unique strengths to solve your problems.
Problems like how the heck we are supposed to do all of the things. Do I even need to tell you that people these days are 100% completely tired, worn out, overworked, overwhelmed, and generally zonked?
It’s not just you. It’s everyone! In my work as a health coach I hear it every day - we all know that we SHOULD take better care of ourselves, but like, when?
WHEN is a good question, too. When is the last time you took a day off. When did you last press pause, opt out, unplug, and go AWOL on the daily grind?
Today’s show is going to be your gateway to self care. We’re going to talk about why it’s important - you might be surprised - how to tell what you really need, how to actually make it happen, and most importantly, how to not feel guilty for it.
My guest is Dr. Kenya Rich, a licensed psychologist at Counseling and Psychological Services at Florida State University, where she provides individual and group psychotherapy and is involved with training of doctoral students. She earned her bachelors degree in psychology from Wayne State University and graduated with a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami (Go Canes!). She has 15 years of experience working with college students and adults on topics such as depression, anxiety, and trauma. In her free time, Kenya enjoys spending time with her husband, two teenage children, and two beloved cats. Her self care is running, dancing salsa, and is an avid barre enthusiast.
Today, I’m taking this show into a personal realm. This show is for the ladies. I have my friend Kari Martinez in the studio with me to talk about my personal problems. Well, mine and everyone else’s. Kari is a Registered Dietician and today she is going to answer our questions about menopause.
Now, this is a problem solving show but today seems like we are solving a mystery. Forbes Magazine says that by 2025 there will be one billion women on the planet experiencing menopause, and I will refrain from making any kind of joke about that. Instead, I am turning to an expert for answers to your questions and mine about what the heck we are supposed to do when this happens.
Although I guess that’s not really fair because my guest can only answer our questions about what to eat. Kari Martinez is a registered dietician based in Atlanta, GA, where she is the owner ofBloomRD, an integrative nutrition practice specializing in a comprehensive and holistic approach to helping her clients create optimal health.
I met Kari when we used to work together, and she became my go-to expert on autoimmune diseases like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hashimoto's, Fibromyalgia, and other chronic conditions. She also specializes in stubborn weight issues and gastrointestinal conditions, and not only do I refer my clients to her, she is my personal dietician as well!
She knows what she is talking about, yall. She earned her Masters in Nutrition and Public Health at Columbia, has been a licensed dietitian since 2013, and earned her Certified LEAP therapist credential at Oxford Biomedical, and continues to be a lifelong learner in the field of Functional Nutrition.
About the Show
Welcome to Heather Solves Everything, a show where I take credit for solving your problems by introducing you to smart people with good ideas.