Connecting with Dr. Kim Swales
By Dr. Kim Swales
Connecting with Dr. Kim SwalesMar 04, 2021
Episode 69: Parenting and Empowering Children with ADHD Symptoms
In this episode Kim interviews Avigail Gimpel, M.S., author of HyperHealing: The Empowered Parent's Complete Guide to Raising a Healthy Child with ADHD Symptoms. As moms to kids with ADHD symptoms, they discuss the research, adapting to the expectations of their environment, school, accommodations, and emotional triggers. They talk about how having a growth mindset is so helpful to parenting kids with ADHD, how to set up good habits, deal with social struggles and more. Avigail talks about how to build a hyper healing team to hep your child grow and succeed. Avigail is so encouraging and offers incredible practical support and advice.
Episode 68: Physical and Emotional Clutter and How it Impact Us with Brooks Palmer
Kim talks to Brooks Palmer, author of Clutter Busting and Clutter Busting your Life: Clearing Physical and Emotional Clutter to Reconnect with Yourself and Others. They talk about the role of stuff in our lives, how to examine if your stuff is serving you anymore. Brooks has so much insight about the role of physical and emotional clutter in our lives. He talks about our inherent worth as human beings and how our stuff is not who we are.
Episode 67: Balancing News and Social Media with Mental Health with Dr. Betsy Chung and Dr. Catherine Schmidt
In this timely episode, Kim welcomes back Dr. Catherine Schmidt and Dr. Betsy Chung to talk about developing a healthy relationship with news, media and social media. They talk about ways to monitor your news intake to protect your mental health, how to navigate relationships on social media, comparison and how to consume wellness information online. This episode is relevant to everyone right now.
Episode 66: Talking Mom to Mom with Jennifer Reid
In this episode, Kim interviews mom or four, life and style blogger, Jennifer Reid about motherhood. They talk about adjusting emotionally as a mom and a family after kids leave for college. They talk about connecting individually with each child and what they looks like with boys and with girls. Kim and Jen discuss social media and comparison and how that impacts us as moms and as women. Jennifer is such a connected mom and wife and she really values family. She shares lots of real life wisdom and insight into raising kids in the face of today's challenges in this heart warming episode.
Episode 65: Connecting through our Stories with Shari Foos
Kim interviews Shari Foos, a marriage and family therapist about The Narrative Method. The Narrative Method is a way we connect with others through sharing our stories. Kim and Shari talk about radical gratitude, relational mindfulness, forgiveness and understanding, apologies, and they even share some of their stories as they connect.
You can join the 12 week narrative method program or free zoom ins by visiting the links below.
Episode 64: Noteworthy Parenting with Kristin Buchtel
Kim interviews Kristin Buchel, the author of Noteworthy Parenting. They talk about how to develop your own personal parenting plan, parenting peer pressure, family bonding, how to build a parenting network, and working through your own emotions so that they don't negatively impact your parenting.
Episode 63: Relationship Resolutions with Dr. Carol Bruess
In this episode, Kim talks to relationship expert, Dr. Carol Bruess about six easy ways to strengthen your connections in relationships. Carol offers simple tips and examples that you can start practicing right away.
Episode 62: The Attributes with Rich Diviney
In this episode, Kim interviews former Navy Seal, leadership consultant, speaker and author, Rich Diviney about his new book, The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance. They discuss grit, courage, perseverance, narcissism, and humility. Rich explains the difference between task switching and multitasking and what the research really shows about "multitasking." Rich describes the attributes and shares stories and suggestions for how to amplify them in ourselves and our children.
Episode 61: Criticism and Defensiveness in Relationships with Dr. Jessica Higgins
Kim interviews Dr. Jessica Higgins about criticism and defensiveness in relationships. We know that criticism and defensiveness are extraordinarily damaging to relationships yet they are so common. Dr. Higgins talks about why we are critical and defensive and how to try to improve our communication and to be more authentic and vulnerable in our relationships.
Episode 60: Procrastination with Dr. Tim Pychyl
Kim has a conversation with procrastination research expert, author and professor, Dr. Tim Pychyl. They talk about the types of procrastination, why we do it and the emotions that contribute to it. They also talk about executive fuctnioning skills, ADHD, and how technology is impacting our tendency to procrastinate. Tim explains years of the best research on procrastination and he offers great insight and tips for overcoming it. This episode will be helpful to anyone who wants to improve their productivity, make better use of their time, or stop procrastinating.
Tim Pychyl's resources:
Books and Sites Mentioned:
WOOP Website: WISH, OBSTACLE, OUTCOME, PLAN
Episode 59: Forgiveness with Ryan Haddon
Episode 58: Mom Brain with Dr. Ilyse DiMarco (Redux)
Kim’s guest this week is Dr. Ilyse DiMarco, author of the new book, Mom Brain. Kim and Dr. DiMarco have a candid conversation about the chaos of the “mom brain” and how to cope with all of the emotional and cognitive demands of motherhood. They talk about comparison, social media and “mom-shaming.” They discuss the expectations of motherhood versus the reality, how to craft your new mom identity and dealing with perfectionism. They give suggestions for finding mom friends, sharing responsibilities with your partner, asking for what you want and dealing with boundaries and in-laws. This is a great listen for new moms and veteran moms alike. Dr. DiMarco offers really great advice and a down-to-earth perspective.
Episode 57: Connecting through Kindness~Lasagna Love
Kim interviews Rhiannon Menn, founder of Lasagna Love about this incredible organization. Lasagna Love started last year as a way for people to cook for someone in their community that may need a "culinary hug." This is a heartwarming episode about connecting with others through food and kindness.
Lasagna Love Website: You can sign up tp be a lasagna recipient or donor.
Episode 56: Better Sleep, More Energy with Dr. Michael Breus
Have a listen as Kim interviews renowned author and sleep doctor, Dr. Michael Breus. They talk about the various chronotypes, sleep patterns and habits, insomnia, sleep and eating, exercise, weight and intermittent fasting. They also discuss watching TV or looking at screens before bed and you might be surprised at what you learn.
Dr. Brues Book: Energize: Go from Dragging Ass to Kicking it in 30 Days.
Episode 55: Parenting Wisdom with Dr. Madeline Levine
In this episode, Kim talks to best selling author, psychologist and educational consultant Dr. Madeline Levine. Dr. Levine's new book, Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids to Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World helps parents with practical advice on how to raise kids who are prepared to become independent and thriving adults. They talk about the importance of play, fear and control, parenting mistakes and regret, learned helplessness and accumulated disability. Dr. Levine reassures parents that success does not look like a straight line for most people. We take detours along the way. Dr. Levine is one of the world's most respected parenting experts and she shares so much wisdom and encouragement in this episode.
Dr. Levine's FB :https://www.facebook.com/DrMadelineLevine
Episode 54: Teens making a Difference in Social Media and Mental Health
Kim interviews two innovative teens who are trying to shine a spotlight on tough issues facing teenagers today. Hannah Whiteman, 16, is the founder of Ur missing out (@urmissingout), a page to remind people to take a break from mindless scrolling on social media and engage more in life. Zach Gottlieb, 15, has started a Instagram page, Talk with Zach (@talkwithzach) and a movement to get teens (and especially boys) to talk more about mental health. You will be amazed at the amazing things these teens are doing. They both offer great advice and insight for parents if teens and preteens.
Episode 53: Family Dinner
Are family dinners a source of joy or chaos for you? Do you have picky eaters or kids who won't sit still? Kim interviews Bri De Rosa from the Family Dinner Project to talk about all the things surrounding family meals. They talk about the importance of family meals and how they don't have to be perfect to have a huge impact. Family dinners are associated with so many positive outcomes for both kids and adults but they can be tricky sometimes. Kim and Bri offer lots of suggestions, conversation starters and tips to make family meals a lot more enjoyable and meaningful for your family just in time for the holidays.
Episode 52: Toxic Positivity and ACT Therapy for Couples with Dr. Avigail Lev
In this episode, Kim talks to psychotherapist, Dr. Avigail Lev about toxic positivity and acceptance and commitment therapy for couples. First, they discuss what toxic positivity is, how it impacts us and our anxiety and ways to deal with it. Then, Dr. Lev offers her incredible insight into couples therapy. She goes in depth about our schemas or perspectives that we all bring to relationships.
Episode 51: Unconditional Parenting with Alfie Kohn
Kim has a deep conversation about conditional versus unconditional parenting with esteemed author, Alfie Kohn. They discuss praise, rewards and punishments, controlling children, time-outs, and pushing children to succeed. Mr. Kohn offers suggestions for moving from rewards and punishments to love and reason. He also talks about teaching kids to make decisions and how to get parents on the same page about unconditional parenting.
Episode 50: Business Minded with Carly Riordan
In this episode, Kim interviews popular blogger, influencer and author, Carly Riordan about her new book called Business Minded: A Guide to Setting up Your Mind, Body and Business for Success. They catch up on life in the last year including Carly's transition to motherhood. Carly talks about perfectionism, failure, authenticity online, and mental health. They discuss many of the chapters in the book including legal issues, writing a business plan, taking time out to rest and build creativity, and burnout. They also talk about turning a hobby into a business and how that isn't always the best idea.
Episode 49: Connecting, Community and Cohousing
In this episode, Kim interviews Lynn Morstead and Kelli Soika, founding members of CoHousing Houston. They talk about what cohousing is, the benefits and design, and who this type of community might be great for. This episode is one that will inform you about something you may not have known much about before and is a likely growing trend in the US and abroad. Listen in as these women talk about this passionate new project that is all about connection and community.
To learn more about CoHousing Houston:
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- Register for one of our public information Zooms: Click on EVENTS (Link address: https://www.cohousinghouston.com/events)
- Follow us on our main Social Media channels:
Episode 48: Finding Joy and Connection with your Teen with Kari Kampakis
Kim interviews best selling author, Kari Kampakis about finding joy and connection with your teen. They talk about the things that negatively impact the parent-teen relationship, the long term plan, five second decisions, teen friendships, simple ways to connect with your teen and so much more. Kari talks about the main principles in her fabulous book, Love Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter. Although Kari has 4 teenage girls, the information in this podcast is applicable to all parent teen relationships.
Lover Her Well: 10 Ways to Find Joy and Connection with Your Teenage Daughter (commissionable link)
Episode 47: Eat to Beat Disease with Dr. William Li
Kim interviews world renowned physician, scientist and author, Dr. William Li. They talk about the five health defense systems in humans and more importantly how and what to eat to maximize those defense systems. They discuss cancer, stem cell damage and prevention and the keys to long term health. Dr. Li talks about gut bacteria and the microbiome. This episode is extremely helpful for anyone who wants to eat better for long term health. Dr. Li offers a free masterclass to help people learn more.
Dr. Li's book, Eat to Beat Disease
Episode 46: Raising Yourself with Shelly Robinson
This episode is all about healing yourself so that you can be a better parent. Kim and her guest, Shelly Robinson, from Raising Yourself have an honest and vulnerable conversation about how our own issues influence our parenting. As parents, we have to learn our triggers and how they impact our anger, hostility and emotional regulation. This episode will help every parent whether you experienced big trauma or some small, unmet needs in your own family or origin.
Shelly's Instagram, Raising Yourself
Episode 45: Setting your Child up for Success this School Year with Dr. Nicole Beurkens
Kim's guest this week is holistic psychologist, Dr. Nicole Beurkens. In this episode, Kim and Nicole discuss how various elements of school impact home life and what you can do about it. They discuss nutrition, homework, after school screen time, recess, school discipline and the dreaded science fair project. They hope to empower you as parents, with options to make this school year happy and successful for your child and your family.
Episode 44: Girl Friendships with Jessica Speer
In this episode, Kim interviews author, Jessica Speer about friendships between girls. In the tween and teen years, girls struggle with confidence and friendhsips more than most other stages of life. Kim and her expert guest, Jessica break down why friendships can be so challenging at this stage of life and how parents can help. They talk about popular groups, cliques, exclusivity, social media, peer pressure, gossip, friend "drama," conflict and bullying. This is a must listen if you have daughters.
Episode 43: How to Foster Good Sibling Relationships
Kim and her good friend, Chiarra team up again to talk about sibling relationships. In this episode, the tables are flipped and Kim is the "expert guest" talking about why sibling relationships are so important, why kids fight with one another, and what parents can do to foster close, good relationships and minimize the bickering. If your kids fight a lot or if you want to help your kids grow closer, this is must listen.
Chiarra's IG: https://www.instagram.com/photos.by.chiarramay/
Follow Kim: https://www.instagram.com/drkimswales/
Episode 42: A Season of Waiting with Melissa Miller
In this episode, Kim has an inspiring and emotional conversation with Melissa Miller, author of Restful Anticipation, about adoption, faith, difficult seasons of waiting and so much more. They dive deep into how times of waiting can test our faith as well as strengthen it. Melissa is a beautiful story teller who shares some of her difficult life lessons and how they have prepared her for what is to come. If you have struggled with waiting for a partner, a job, a child, healing or anything else, this episode is for you.
Restful Anticipation: Finding Contentment in Seasons of Waiting : https://amzn.to/3zsdRVf
Melissa's IG: https://www.instagram.com/melissasuemiller/
Home Run at Home Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8xMDBhM2YzOC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw==
Episode 41: Connecting, Cooking and Culture with Celebrity Chef Katie Chin
In this episode, Kim interviews celebrity chef and cookbook author, Katie Chin. They talk about Katie's childhood experiences growing up with a mother who immigrated to the US and built an extremely successful restaurant and catering business. They talk about mother-daughter relationships, the connection between cooking, food, culture and relationships. Katie also shares amazing stories in this episode.
Katie Chin's IG: https://www.instagram.com/chefkatiechin/
Katie's website: https://chefkatiechin.com
Order Katie Chin's Global Family Cookbook: https://amzn.to/3sKuB7B
Episode 40: How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids with Lisa Sugarman
Kim has a warm and frank conversation with author, Lisa Sugarman about raising well-rounded kids amidst all the challenges we are facing as parents today. They discuss how to handle mistakes and failures, the impact of positivity, commitment and follow through. They share their thoughts on gossip, comparison, and bullying and drama. They also talk a lot about fostering emotional intelligence (EQ) in our kids instead of solely focusing on IQ. These two moms share their experiences and discuss a lot of the fabulous tips in Lisa Sugarman and Debra Fox Gansenberg's book, How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids and be Ok with it.
How to Raise Perfectly Imperfect Kids: https://amzn.to/37SCpe7
Lisa Sugarman IG: https://www.instagram.com/lisa_sugarman/
Life Unfiltered Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/life-unfiltered/id1501884471
Episode 39: A Conversation About Health Care with Dr. Jill Grimes
In this episode, Kim connects with Jill Grimes MD, author of The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook. Kim and Dr. Grimes talk about sending kids back to school, Covid, mental health and more. They also talk about how to teach your children to advocate for themselves in health care, how to navigate the college health care system, important things to add to your first aid kit and the dangers of some internet medical advice.
You can find Dr. Jill Grimes at https://jillgrimesmd.com/.
The Ultimate College Student Health Handbook: https://amzn.to/3CANkHs
Episode 38: A Conversation about Fatherhood with Michael Kennedy
Kim talks to her childhood friend and fellow podcaster, Michael Kennedy about fatherhood. Michael's story is one of persistence, resilience and making fatherhood a priority. They talk about Dad 2.0, the changing roles of fatherhood, finding a community of dads and life with kids. They also talk about Michael's interesting journey from a summer job at Sesame Street Place to being a mascot with a Super Bowl winning team and working on the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards and the Oscars. It's a real conversation with a real dad that is heartwarming and entertaining.
Michael's podcast- Dad Timeout Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dad-time-out-show/id1385678139
Links he shared to things he talked about:
Episode 37: Raising STEM Smart Kids
In this episode, Kim talks to her friend and author, Tracy Borgmeyer. Tracy is an engineer, author of the Halley Harper, Science Girl Extraordinaire book series and STEM advocate. They talk about motherhood, work, and raising girls and boys to explore STEM careers. They also discuss the Imposter Syndrome, women's roles in the workplace, engineering, humility and life lessons.
You can find Tracy at: https://shelovesscience.com
She Loves Science: A mother's guide to nurturing the curiosity, confidence and creativity of her daughter: https://amzn.to/3ivwHFt
Halley Harper, Science Girl Extraordinaire Series: https://amzn.to/3pD8luU
Episode 36: How To Be an Adult with Julie Lythcott-Haims
In this episode, Kim has an authentic conversation with New York Times Best-Selling Author, Julie Lythcott-Haims. Julie just came out with her third book, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult. Kim and Julie discuss how to raise an adult and how to be an adult. They also share personal stories and offer advice to both parents and young adults. This is an episode you won't want to miss!
You can find Julie at https://www.julielythcotthaims.com/.
Your Turn: How to Be an Adult: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Turn-How-Be-Adult-ebook/dp/B08HKWC6NC?crid=3L534ZFC41X0M&dchild=1&keywords=julie+lythcott-haims&qid=1622678453&sprefix=Julie+Lythcott,aps,239&sr=8-3&linkCode=sl1&tag=threpean-20&linkId=77900a0836e63acab9cfd637bf65cd08&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl
How to Raise an Adult: https://www.amazon.com/How-Raise-Adult-Overparenting-Prepare/dp/1250093635?pd_rd_w=zRoG9&pf_rd_p=ad02864c-dd1c-47aa-98b9-1e72a1084f6a&pf_rd_r=T3YV2161S66705V00XY3&pd_rd_r=f4e61d1f-c4e5-427d-bc96-5ecd28fd4631&pd_rd_wg=XdQwd&pd_rd_i=1250093635&psc=1&linkCode=sl1&tag=threpean-20&linkId=8fb8e2df18202f0d62d68417b8acbb4f&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl
Real American: A Memoir: https://amzn.to/3gbOZZF
Listen to her Ted Talk! https://www.ted.com/talks/julie_lythcott_haims_how_to_raise_successful_kids_without_over_parenting?language=en
Episode 35: Creating Positive Change in Your Life
In this episode, Kim and her guest, Liz Svatek, host of the Conversations with Warrior Women podcast, talk about making big changes in your life. They talk about how many women spend so much of their time taking care of others that their needs often fall by the wayside. For Liz, a milestone birthday was the motivation to make some big changes, physically, emotionally and professionally. This conversation is one for anyone who wants to make changes in their life but doesn’t know where to start. Both Kim and Liz share some things that held them back from taking a leap. They also share what made them finally go for it and they encourage you to go for whatever it is you want next.
Conversations with Warrior Women Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/conversations-with-warrior-women-podcast/id1506810828
Episode 34: Self-Esteem & Healing from Negative Messages
You can find Dr. Chung at www.drbetsychung.com.
Episode 33: Regret with Dr. Chris Gonzalez
In this episode, Kim has an in depth conversation with therapist and Lipscomb University faculty member, Chris Gonzalez about regret. They talk about what regret is and how it impacts us emotionally and relationally. They talk about guilt and shame, humility and vulnerability. Dr. Gonzalez shares a six step process for building a healthy relationship with regret. It is something that can really hep us all process and work through regret. We all suffer from regret at various times in our life and this episode will help you get "unstuck" if you have been weighed down by regret.
Dr. Chris Gonzalez is the program Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Master's program at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. He earned a Ph.D. in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota and a Master's in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. His purpose in life is to heal his own wounds and help others do the same. His treasure is his wife, Gail, daughter Sierra, and son Canaan.
You can find Dr. Gonzalez at https://www.drchrisgonzalez.com/.
Follow Dr. Gonzalez on https://twitter.com/drchrismft.
Episode 32: Mom Brain with Dr. Ilyse DiMarco
Kim’s guest this week is Dr. Ilyse DiMarco, author of the new book, Mom Brain. Kim and Dr. DiMarco have a candid conversation about the chaos of the “mom brain” and how to cope with all of the emotional and cognitive demands of motherhood. They talk about comparison, social media and “mom-shaming.” They discuss the expectations of motherhood versus the reality, how to craft your new mom identity and dealing with perfectionism. They give suggestions for finding mom friends, sharing responsibilities with your partner, asking for what you want and dealing with boundaries and in-laws. This is a great listen for new moms and veteran moms alike. Dr. DiMarco offers really great advice and a down-to-earth perspective. Order Dr. DiMarco's Book- Mom Brain: Proven Strategies to Fight the Anxiety, Guilt, and Overwhelming Emotions of Motherhood– and Relax into your New Self (https://amzn.to/3tfigaq) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcbtmom/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCBTMom Washington Post article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/after-covid-social-anxiety-crowd/2021/04/06/901c552e-93d1-11eb-a74e-1f4cf89fd948_story.html New York Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/18/opinion/sunday/new-mom-friends-motherhood.html
Episode 31: Raising Thrivers with Dr. Michele Borba
In this episode, Kim interviews Dr. Michele Borba on her new book, Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Other Shine. Dr. Borba shares the seven characteristics that parents can teach their kids to promote resilience. Kim and Dr. Borba talk about how to raise thrivers instead of strivers. They talk about how parenting out of fear or overprotection paralyzes kids and leaves them unprepared for adulthood. They also discuss learning from mistakes, integrity, empathy and intrinsic motivation. This is an excellent episode for parents, teachers, coaches and anyone who works with kids.
You can find Dr. Borba at https://www.micheleborba.com
Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine - https://amzn.to/3u1LQkE
Episode 30: Women’s Friendships
Women are feeling lonelier than ever and wanting more friendships, but sometimes it is difficult to make friends. Kim and her guest Emily Siegel, host of The Connected Mom Life Podcast, talk about finding friends in different seasons of life. They share how to make new friends, be a good friend and show up for your friends. Then they discuss how to rebuild a friendship, let one go and break into a new friend group. They also talk about how to model good, healthy friendships for your kids. This episode has bits of friendship wisdom for everyone.
You can find Emily at https://www.theconnectedmomlife.com.
Codependent No More (https://amzn.to/2RFpJSQ)
MWF Seeking BFF: My Year-Long Search For A New Best Friend (https://amzn.to/3eeXyBT)
Episode 29: Self-Compassion and Self-Care with Dr. Kerry Luke
In this episode, Kim talks with Dr. Kerry Luke about the stressors we have all been facing in the last year and in life in general. They talk about what self-care really is and why it is important. Listen in as they talk about social media, comparison, surviving during the pandemic and friendship. They also discuss taking care of everyone else while still trying to take care of ourselves.
Follow Kerry on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bodyappreciationselfkindness/
Kerry’s Website: https://bodyappreciationandself-kindness.com (it’s under construction right now)
https://self-compassion.org/ (Dr. Kristin Neff’s website and quiz)
Episode 28: Raising Worry-Free, Brave Girls with Sissy Goff
Kim and Sissy have an in-depth conversation about anxiety and girls. They talk about how anxiety has become an epidemic and how we can help girls cope with anxiety and stress. They specifically discuss current pressures on both parents and kids that are factors in anxiety today such as school, friendships, social media and COVID. Sissy offers insightful and practical advice to help girls become brave, worry-free, confident and resilient.
Books by Sissy Goff:
Braver, Stronger, Smarter https://amzn.to/3fLqHaj
Raising Worry-Free Girls https://amzn.to/31OC210
Brave: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety https://amzn.to/3s0sFWx
Episode 27: Protecting Your Kids from Substance Abuse with Jessica Lahey
In this powerful episode, Kim talks to Jessica Lahey, author of The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence. They discuss the research on substance abuse and addiction. And they talk about the importance of arming our kids with information and evidence. Jessica unpacks the risks for addiction, how we can help our kids, and how we need to both model and teach them strategies. This is a MUST listen for all parents.
Book: The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence https://amzn.to/3u3seMQ
Episode 26: Managing your Emotions and Coping with Cancer Using DBT
Have you struggled with fear, uncertainty, a difficult medical diagnosis or cancer? In this episode, Kim interviews psychoanalyst Elizabeth Stuntz to talk about how dialectical behavior therapy can help the heavy emotions that come along with these stressful life events. They focus on coping strategies, managing strong emotions, nurturing relationships, supporting others through cancer or tough times and living with meaning. Liz also offers strategies for how to talk to your kids about a difficult medical diagnosis or cancer.
You can find Liz at https://www.ecstuntz.com.
Book: Coping with Cancer: DBT Skills to Manage your Emotions and Balance Uncertainty with Hope - https://amzn.to/3rgrHFe
Register for her webinar: https://leadingedgeseminars.org/event/coping-with-cancer/
Episode 25: Understanding Narcissism with Dr. W. Keith Campbell
The interest in narcissism has skyrocketed lately due to social media, politics and increased interest in relationships. Dr. Keith Campbell, expert, and author of four books on narcissism describes the difference between typical narcissistic traits, extreme grandiose narcissism, vulnerable narcissism and Narcissistic Personality Disorder. They discuss love bombing, gaslighting and manipulation in relationships. They also discuss how to set boundaries and deal with narcissistic people in your life.
You can find Dr. Keith Campbell at https://wkeithcampbell.com.
The New Science of Narcissism Book: https://amzn.to/30F1YvA
Episode 24: ADHD with Dr. Ned Hallowell
Kim interviews world authority on ADHD, Dr. Ned Hallowell. They talk about the unique and wonderful traits and strengths that come with ADHD. They discuss how important connection is in helping kids and adults with ADHD. Dr. Hallowell talks about the misconceptions of this widely diagnosed disorder and how to help people succeed. This episode is truly one of the most important ones we have done. It is full of engaging stories and practical tips for kids and adults.
You can find Dr. Hallowell at https://drhallowell.com.
ADHD 2.0 Book: https://amzn.to/3tlIDvQ
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Listen to my favorite podcast of the moment, Conversations with Warrior Women!
Episode 23: The Biological Impact of Grief, Stress and Major Life Events
In this episode, Kim talks to psychology and bioscience researcher and 4th-year graduate student, Ryan Linn Brown about the physical effects of stress on our bodies. They discuss caregiving, grief and bereavement, and emotion suppression. This episode looks at the research of the impact of our emotions on our health.
Ryan Linn Brown is a 4th year Ph.D. student at Rice University. Her research focuses on investigating the biological mechanisms through which psychological stress (e.g., bereavement, spousal caregiving) dysregulates the immune, autonomic, and endocrine systems…essentially, how stress gets “under the skin.”
You can find her at https://www.ryanlinnbrown.com/.
Listen to my favorite podcast of the moment, Conversations with Warrior Women!
Episode 22: Find Your Purpose, Align Your Values and Declutter Your Life with Erica Layne
In this episode, Kim talks to Erica Layne of The Life on Purpose Movement. If you feel overwhelmed, this episode is for you. Erica talks about finding your purpose regardless of your role in life right now. Kim and Erica talk about overconsumption, shopping to fill a void, comparison, and reducing your mental load. They offer suggestions for aligning your life with your values and what is truly important to you. They also talk about clearing out your emotional, mental, digital and physical clutter. This is a great episode if you want to simplify your life and find more meaning.
You can find Erica at https://ericalayne.co.
"Do you know your purpose?" worksheet: https://ericalayne.co/purpose/.
The Minimalist way: Minimalism strategies to declutter your life and make room for joy: https://amzn.to/2NUmuVC.
Thank you to our sponsor Della Rica Hair Color!
Episode 21: Everyday Worry, Anxiety, Hard Political Conversations and Friendships
In this episode, Kim talks with Dr. Catherine Schmidt, a licensed clinical psychologist who helps women improve their relationships, alleviate anxiety and cultivate a balanced, fulfilling life. They have an honest conversation about anxiety and everyday worry with ways to combat it. They give wisdom on how you can shift your focus. And Dr. Schmidt shares advice on how to have hard political conversations with friends and spouses. This episode has pieces of practical wisdom for everyone.
You can find Dr. Schmidt at drcatherineschmidt.com.
Follow Dr. Schmidt on Instagram to stay updated on the launch of her "Relief From Anxiety" course!
Episode 20: How to Add More Fun and Positivity to Your Relationship
Kim invites marriage counselor, Lori Epting, back to talk about how to maintain your relationship by adding fun, positivity and spontaneity on a more regular basis. They go back and forth sharing some of their practical suggestions for small and simple things you can do to connect with your partner in more positive ways. If you’ve been in a relationship rut or are feeling disconnected or like roommates, this episode will have so many good suggestions for you just in time for Valentine’s Day. They also share some fun date ideas.
Kim's Creative Date Ideas: https://www.kimswales.com/date-ideas
Her new book is called From Chaos to Connecting: A Marriage Counselor's Candid Guide for the Married Couple (https://amzn.to/3ohHtzI).