Are you experiencing low energy, overwhelm or stress?
Seasonal mood changes?
Anticipation of the holidays?
You are not alone and this is the episode for you!
It is an honor to have Dr. Joyce Spurgeon, board certified psychiatrist back to discuss mental wellness, life hacks and the importance of meaningful relationships:
Joyce A Spurgeon, MD completed medical school at the University of Louisville and went on to do her residency in adult psychiatry there. When she finished her residency, she stayed at University of Louisville as the associate training director for the psychiatric residency. She progressed up and associate professor and became the training director and her clinical work was specializing in the treatment of mental illness in the peripartum period. Following her time at UofL, she changed the directions in her career. She was hired as the only psychiatrist at a Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana where she has worked for the past 7 years. She is proud to work closely with the primary care providers to help treat mental illness in a vastly underserved community.
Thank you Dr. Joyce Spurgeon for joining me in 2022:
Sacred Remembrance of Jeannie, Dr. Joyce’s best friend who passed away from suicide:
Two little girls kneel over the mud pile- they are making their specialty- mud pies are so much fun to create. They are covered in mud, their sweaty hair sticky to their heads, but huge smiles wreath their faces. They join hands and pledge to be best friends forever. Those hands age over the years but they always find their way back to each other. In middle and high school, their lives divide but when things get really tough, the call in the middle of the night always goes to the other. Their adult lives move them into different locations, yet when they talk, it is as if no time has passed. Something happened in those early years over the mud piles, wild sledding snow days, church camp, and bike riding…..they became each other’s anchor. They each wanted to find ways to help other people. One became a nurse, the other a doctor. Yet, when they talked, they were just two little girls in adult bodies.
When mental illness hit my friend, I , as a psychiatrist, felt scared. I knew what was happening. I could see all the warning signs, and I could not control the progression. I tried to prepare her parents for what might happen and what I hoped to never witness. I got her into treatment. I asked for many favors for people to try to help her because I could only be her friend. It was not enough. My worst fears were realized…..my tow headed best buddy from the age of 4 was gone…..she hung herself because we had told all of the local gun stores to not sell her a gun. We thought we had protected her. It is only in a small town that you can get away with this type of protection. Yet, she believed that the only way that she could be free was to stand before Jesus and ask for forgiveness, so she decided to go and do that. Yet what she left behind….well, she left us journals that tried to explain her reasoning but only revealed her illness. For, in truth, none of us are better because she is gone.
Jeannie died by suicide on May 17th. That day is a day that changed the course of my life. I lost one of my anchors, one of the people who knew me as no one else will ever know me in my life. When she died, I promised myself that I would not let the way she died define who she was. She has and will always be my best buddy from my childhood, the keeper of my dreams and hopes. And, I will continue to carry her with me for the rest of my life. She still walks with her hand in mine- I just can’t feel it in real life anymore, but I know it is there. So, I talk about how she died because I feel like she was taken too soon from us all because of her mental illness, yet I want you to know that her life was so much more to me. I never thought that this is how the story of those two little girls would end. I will miss you forever, my friend.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800 273-8255. #988
World Mental Health Day, Everyday:
Show launches 1111pm California time on 10/10.
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So what is focused intention and is it something you should strive to increase in your life? Dr. Denise tackles this important question in her “On Staying Sane” series of her podcast. You’ll learn how to actually stay present in the moment of NOW and how running late, creating a vision and checking off your errands can all be done with focused intention. From ways to change your mindset as you get out of bed in the morning to “seeing the Good” even in the suffering of daily life, this episode has a take-away for just about everyone. Hear the connection between focused intention and manifestation and how to shift the energy of annoyance, frustration or anxiety. Sit back, relax and look inward.
Yogananda the Musical! Creative Minds Series with Meditation Teacher, Singer and Director Michel Pascal
Buckle your seats for this interview.
The golden threads of Super Synchronicities, Inspirations, Seen and Unseen Energy Transmissions are celebrated with director Michel Pascal on the evolution of Yogananda the Musical.
Tenacity, Love and Patience become the Trinity for today!
“Dare to Be … A Prayer”
Dare to dream
Dare to step forward and
Dare to be.
And, as I do,
I claim and honor my authentic Self
which has been
me more than I realize.
It is with this awareness and
Inner Knowing that I
give thanks to my Inner Wisdom
which is and always has been
One with God.
My soul and the spirit of me are united as a Trinity.
Each morning as I awake and
every night when I retire,
my Heart and Soul connect
of gracious thanksgiving literally
elevating me to a Blessed Realm
where dreams manifest with
reverently embracing me
in an ineffable essence of “Grace.”
It is within this sacred space of Silence where I am united
One with God.
Tears flow down my cheeks and I give Thanks.
It is an honor to have Beverly Bergmann join me for the September 2022 Embrace Your Neurostyle and Beyond Series.
Bev shares her “aha moment” feeling of liberation and freedom on the cellular level and true integration of mind, body & soul with the concept of embracing her unique neurostyle.
We also embraced what I call adaptive vs. restrictive perfectionism by being tenacious in dealing with tech issues, hence part 1 and 2 done.
Dr. Denise’s “On Staying Sane” podcast tackles Suicide Awareness and Prevention month. But we will dig much deeper than the normal list of potential warning signs. We talk about the Hot Potato Game, what do if you have a genetic mental health challenge and shame and suicide. Dr. Denise provides some practical tips and tools for different age groups, including why you might not have to go to a doctor to address this topic. (Hint: Spiritual Leader.).
Gratitude, good nutrition, fitness and helping others — it’s all part of the talk on this very important topic: