Programs examine important topics and issues impacting all of us through the lens of health and wellness. We highlight the questions, challenges and struggles people typically face in everyday life. In each of our programs we clarify the issues and provide useful information, pragmatic tips, and resources.

What is humor? What are the cognitive processes involved in getting a joke? What are the benefits of laughter? What makes something funny? Special guests include Walli Collins, Jimmy Failla, and Saranne Rothberg, CEO and Founder of Comedy Cares.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_SHOW_8-9-12.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Dr. Fritz Galette and Melissa Nicoletti are joined by Bruce Knotts of Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office and Reverend Jerry Troyer. During this episode we talk about free speech and how the Chick-Fil-A controversy, as well as other media side-shows, distract us from deeper issues. Where do we draw the line on free speech? Is there a line? What is selective indignation? Where does free speech go to far? How do we defend those rights?

Direct download: THE_DR_FRITZ_SHOW_8-2-12.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

How to find our your life’s purpose, if you don’t already know it? How to keep moving forward in your purpose when life presents you with challenges? Dr Fritz is joined by Klay Williams the author of There is only plan A. Listen in as they talk about how self awareness, beliefs, self love and persistence can help you reach your life purpose.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_show__THURSDAY_7-26-12.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The Psychology of (M)otherhood

Dr. Fritz Galette and co-host Melissa Nicoletti delve into the psychology of motherhood. Is motherhood something intrinsic to all women? Do women naturally know how to parent? Why do we let men off the hook so easily? Joining Dr Fritz & Melissa are Joy Rose, founder of the Museum of Motherhood in NYC, comedian/actress/writer Sherry Davey and writer/blogger Varda Steinhardt.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_show__THURSDAY_7-19-12.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

The Psychology of Superheroes

Why are people so attracted to superheroes? Are superheroes only what we think of in comic books, and the movies? Are there any real living superheroes among us? During this episode we are joined by Lou Ferrigno, Thor Parker, Howard Latting, Robin Rosenberg, and Danny Fingerroth for an interesting conversation. Who is your favorite superhero?

Direct download: drfritzshow7-12-12.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT

Finding your health and wellness sweet spot

How do you stay committed to your health? How do you set sustainable goals? How do you make exercise more enjoyable? We talk again with health coach Lisa Priestly about commitment to health and wellness and the three Circles of Health:

  • Fitness - daily movement to maintain health and body function
  • Fuel - whole food eating, organic healthy choices to provide energy and vitality
  • Focus - Focus the mind on creating what we want to achieve - focusing on the can dos and giving our selves the quiet and reflective time to be introspective, connect our higher self and our ability to know what is needed

During this podcast we also explore ways to find comfort beyond 'comfort foods/eating' and pointers on how to structure our health and fitness programs for success.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_show__THURSDAY_7-5-12.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 5:09am EDT

Rev. Jerry Troyer and comedian Jeffrey Lawrence join us for a lively discussion about pride, acceptance and coming out to the self.  For more information on discovering and accepting our true selves, check out www.comingouttoourselves.com and read Jerry Troyer's book Coming Out to Ourselves.  This book is for anyone motivated and ready to break the bonds keeping us from living our most optimal lives.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_show__THURSDAY_6-28-12.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 8:00am EDT

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is generally described as an ability to recognize emotion in the self and others and use that information adaptively. During this hour we seek to better understand this concept as well as how to apply it in every day life.

Guests:

John Pellitteri, Ph.D. - Associate Professor & Director, Graduate Program in Counseling Queens College, City Univ of New York, Licensed psychologist with a private practice in Brooklyn and also licensed music therapist

Natalie Loeb (founder), Gordon Loeb and Alec Loeb from Loeb Consulting Group LLC: a management and leadership development company dedicated to cultivating high potentials in law firms, businesses and student and community leadership.

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_SHOW_6-21-12.mp3
Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 9:22am EDT

Special episode - Interview with students artists from LEAPNYC.org

During this episode we hear from middle school students from New York City public schools representing each of the five boroughs. These students took part in the largest student art exhibition in the history of NYC parks. Administered by LEAPNYC.org, the students in ten different schools transformed lunchroom tables into beautiful and meaningful works of art addressing important social issues in their communities.

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Category:Psychology and education -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Dr. Fritz and Melissa Nicoletti are talking about sleep...Do you get enough? What happens if you don't? We are joined by medical sleep specialist Dr. Maynak Shuckla of Madison Sleep Center. Air Date 6/7/12  

For more on sleep see:  http://www.cdc.gov/sleep/, http://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/sleepwalking, http://www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com/content/sleep/art3692.html

Direct download: DR_FRITZ_SHOW_6-7-12.mp3
Category:Psychology, health, wellness -- posted at: 4:51am EDT