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.
Building a relationship house
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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Maintaining Relationships

Relationships are important to our happiness and health. At the same time, relationships cause great pain and problems for many people. Three therapists explain why relationships are important and what a healthy and meaningful relationship may look and feel like.

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 3:07pm EDT

Change 12/27/15

Entering a new year, many people feel a need to make change in their lives. Yet, the majority find themselves “off the track” half way through the year. In this episode, we discuss how change be effectively achieved through the cultivation of mindfulness as well as if and how we can help our significant others make change. Lastly, we explain how therapy could be an avenue for making sustainable change.

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT

Mindfulness - 12/20/15

This week focuses on mindfulness. A clear definition of mindfulness is provided together with useful examples as to how individuals can practice mindfulness daily. The benefits of mindfulness, which include strengthened relationship and greater happiness, are elaborated throughout this discussion.

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 7:46pm EDT

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 4:24pm EDT

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 4:11pm EDT

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 1:09pm EDT

Live on the give

5/9/2013 - Dr. Fritz and Melissa talk with Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Jeanne Rollins ( about Overfunctioning in Relationships. Are YOU doing so much in your relationships, that no one else has to? Do you have good kids but they just aren't very helpful? We'll discuss this and being a "greedy giver"

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 2:59am EDT

Fertility: Kids of 5114

4/25/2013 - Pregnancy and childbirth are among the most natural things in the world, conception is something that does not necessarily come easily for a great many people. Infertility has been estimated to affect some 15% of all couples in the western world who are trying to conceive. During this hour we talk with Scott Brown of California Cryobank about fertility and options for those who choose to use  a sperm donor. Check out his documentary Kids of 5114. This short film provides extraordinary insight into the lives of people who are born from donors.

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 2:58am EDT

Heart health and cardiovascular wellness

Episode 74 - 3/21/13 - Are you aware of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease? Did you know that snoring and sleep apnea can have a significant impact on your physical and mental health? Dr. Fritz and Melissa are talking about heart health with cardiologist Dr. Edward Bernaski and Dr. Sy Han from New York Cardiovascular Associates (  Listen in as we talk about signs and symptoms, risk factors, and ways you can collaborate with your physician to get the best medical care.

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 7:37pm EDT

10/18/12- During this hour we talk about pedophilia, child molestation and what we can do protect our children. We are joined by expert special guest Paula Felps who is the founder of the Sexual Abuse Resource Network -

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

LOU FERRIGNO brings it to The Dr. Fritz Show ComicCon style!. Then were joined in the studio with BRAND NEW SINGLES from Brooklyn Band, The Energy!

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

9/27/12 - Psychological resilience is the process of coping with stress and adversity. It is the process of regaining control, finding meaning, and moving forward with your life despite and in spite of stress, trauma, and loss. Resilience is generally understood as a process. It is not a specific set of traits. It is skills that can be learned and developed. Friedrich Nietzsche said, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." During this hour we are talking about resilience through the narrative of a very special guest, Zoey Mendoza. This episode may change the way you see your current challenges and if there was ever an episode you didn't want to miss this is the one.

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Have you ever been bullied, witnessed someone being picked picked on, or have been the bully yourself? Bullying is a social drama requiring three characters; the bully, the bullied and the bystander. During this episode, Dr Fritz and co-host Melissa Nicoletti explore this dynamic and are joined by martial arts expert Sensei John Mirrione who is traveling the country to share with school children his inspiring story and teach them about building inner strength through meditation and philosophy.

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

9/11 - The psychology of remembrance

This September marks the 11th year since our lives were indelibly changed on a sunny Tuesday morning. Although it has been over a decade, we still remember that day like it was yesterday. We tend memorialize tragic events, disasters, death and loss. Why do we actively try to remember tragic events, disasters, and significant loss? What is the role of memorials, anniversaries and days of remembrance in our process of healing?

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 7:48am EDT

Have you ever made a 'New Year' resolution that you did not keep? Did you expect that willpower alone would carry you through to personal success? Is there something in your life you would like to change but are not sure where to start?During this hour we talk with Kerry Patterson, the author of Change Anything: The new science of personal success. We focus on the "six sources of influence" that once understood can give you the road map needed to you help reach your goals. 

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Embrace Life

You have heard the cliche that enjoyment in life comes from being able to "smell the flowers." You have also heard about "being present" or "being in the moment" as a way to fully take in life. During this hour we explore these concepts as well as how to put them in to practice. We are joined by the CEO and founder of Le Grand Courtâge (, Tawnya Falkner to talk about "embracing life, dreaming big and accepting all invitations."

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 12:43am EDT

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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 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.

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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.


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.

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Category:Growth and well being -- posted at: 9:22am EDT