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Let’s Talk Hormones and Perimenopause with Dr. LaKeischa McMillan

This episode features the amazing Dr. LaKeischa. She is an integrative OB-GYN and hormone specialist. We discuss the complexities of perimenopause and menopause, including how these stages can affect intimate relationships. Dr. LaKeischa opens up about her journey and the transformative power of pain into purpose, while both of us stress the importance of open communication with partners and family to navigate the changes that come with hormonal shifts. The episode also touches on the broader issues within the healthcare system, including mental health access and patient advocacy. Questions This Episode Will Answer: How do perimenopause and menopause impact intimate relationships? What are the broader issues within the healthcare system that affect women's health during hormonal shifts? What advice can help women listen to their bodies and advocate for their health during perimenopause and menopause? Whether you are a woman going through perimenopause or menopause, in a relationship, or want to learn how to better communicate with those in your life, this episode has something for you! Don't worry, you don't have to identify as a woman to get something from this episode. Find Dr. LaKeischa https://instagram.com/drlakeischamd https://facebook.com/drlakeischamd https://linkedin.com/in/drlakeischamd talkhormones.com Resources Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About Dr. LaKeischa Dr. LaKeischa Webb McMillan was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology (cum laude) from Oakwood College, now Oakwood University, and continued her studies at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to her academic degrees, Dr. LaKeischa is certified in the use of the DiVinci Robotic System for Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery. Her ability to reach and teach women has expanded through her Best Seller, The Other PMSTM: Your Survival Guide for Perimenopause and Menopause. Her passion for helping women in perimenopause and menopause included her contribution to being on the advisory board of the only FDA Approved physician-designed vaginal lube line, Momentum Intimacy. A gifted speaker, Integrative OB-GYN, hormone specialist, and Amazon Best-Selling Author; Dr. LaKeischa helps women in perimenopause and menopause who are struggling with depleting hormones get their hormones balanced, regain mental sharpness, and have energy to last the entire day. If you want to become a Hormone Hottie follow Dr. LaKeischa on all social media @drlakeischamd.
April 11, 2024

Business Ownership, Leadership, and Purpose as Paths to Independence with Alison Hall

This episode discusses business ownership, leadership, and purpose as tools for independence, and my guest is Alison Hall.  She is the founder of Change Agent Coaching for Women, and she is a passionate reinvention specialist. Questions this episode will answer:  -What is a path to find your purpose and passion and translate them into your work? -How can business ownership be a vehicle for independence? -What are some tips for women regarding career and leadership? Whether you are looking to own a business, simply looking for independence, or exploring how to live in your purpose, there is something in this episode of you, no matter who you are or where your life is taking you.  Don't worry, you don't have to identify as a woman to get something out of this episode. Find Alison Hall: https://linkedin.com/in/alisonhall-coach-women https://changeagentcoaching.com https://whitehalldivorcesolutions.com Resources: Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About Alison Hall: Alison Hall is a financial professional and lifelong learner, a former corporate strategist, and a current and future serial entrepreneur. She's earned an MBA in finance and marketing, and she's proud to be a CPA, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, a Certified Tax Planner, and a career and leadership coach for women.
April 4, 2024

Insights on Digital Nomadism, Burnout, and Self-Care with Dr. Kristine Goins

This episode explores burnout, self-care, and digital nomadism with Dr. Kristine Goins. Dr. Kristine Goins is a board-certified integrative adult & pediatric psychiatrist, physician coach, and digital nomad. Questions this episode will answer: -What is a digital nomad? -How can burnout show up? -What are strategies for work-life balance? -How can you integrate self-care into your daily lifestyle? Tune in to this episode for an irresistible blend of adventure, remote work tips, and rejuvenation strategies! Whether you're a globetrotter, a work from home aficionado, or just need a breather from burnout, there is something in this episode for you. Don't miss out—press play and let the inspiration flow! Find Dr. Kristine Goins: https://www.instagram.com/thenomadmds/ https://www.facebook.com/thenomadmds thenomadmd.com Resources: Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About Dr. Kristine Goins Dr. Kristine Goins is a board-certified integrative adult & pediatric psychiatrist, physician coach, and digital nomad. Having served in several healthcare settings and various leadership positions within academic centers, Dr. Goins has witnessed firsthand the impact that burnout, stress, and work-life imbalance can have on physicians’ lives. Motivated by a desire to make a difference, Dr. Goins founded Nomad MD, where she empowers doctors to break the chains of traditional medicine to achieve location freedom & create their ideal nomadic lifestyle.
March 20, 2024

Food and Nutrition for Healing with Amy Wilson

This episode discusses harnessing the power of nutrition for health and healing. Who doesn’t want to know about the power of being in control of your own health?  My guest, Amy Wilson, is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a certified fitness professional, and a certified nutrition coach using the FASTer Way to Fat Loss platform, who is disrupting the diet industry and helping her clients take their health back.  Questions this episode will answer: Why may the common notion of eating less and moving more not work ? How can you reverse pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes? Why is Ozempic not a one-size-fits-all weight loss solution? No matter where you are on your health journey, how you feel about your weight, whether you live with diabetes or are looking for weight management solutions, there is something for you or someone that you care about on this episode. Find Amy Wilson: https://instagram.com/thenutritioncoachpharmacist/ https://linkedin.com/in/amy-wilson-rph-bcg www.amykwilson.com Resources: Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About Amy Wilson: Amy Wilson is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a certified fitness professional, and a certified nutrition coach using the FASTer Way to Fat Loss platform, she is disrupting the diet industry and helping her clients take their health back. Amy’s mission is to empower and equip her clients to take charge of their health and find balance in their lives. With over 30 years of experience, Amy specializes in developing individualized health plans that navigate through her client’s individual barriers, allowing them to be successful in their efforts. Amy is passionate about helping people prevent and reverse diseases with nutrition and fitness. Through her personal and professional experience, she has seen firsthand how diet and exercise can change a person’s life, and how the right nutritional program can be the key to improving their health and fitness. She has seen her clients reverse their pre-diabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol, and more. She is driven to help her clients feel in control of their body and mind, while no longer feeling enslaved by their scale.
March 8, 2024

The Cannabis Industry and Following Your Passion with David Miller

This episode will combine a discussion on a cannabis cultivation business, creating a life that centers around wellness and following your passion.  My guest is David Miller whose cannabis cultivation business focuses on health, quality, and wellness. Questions this episode will answer: How a cannabis cultivation business can be part of wellness? What are ways to make wellness part of your personal and professional life? Why does the cannabis industry need to be destigmatized? Join us as we also delve into family, values, and creating a lifestyle that supports wellness while feeling successful as a professional. Whether you have used cannabis before, have never used cannabis, or are against cannabis, there is something for up in this amazing episode. Find David Miller: https://instagram.com/davidmiller.buzz Flowgardens.com Resources: Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About David Miller: David Miller believes in making an impact to support organizations and businesses that further the betterment of society through synergizing expert advice. David is a progressive thought leader and was the founder and CEO of an investment company for 15 yrs in Atlanta, GA. They were ranked as the #1 fastest-growing financial services company in the US for 2017 (Inc 5000 #320) and is a family of tax, accounting, and investment companies. David’s leadership background started in 2003 when he spent 5 years in corporate America at American Express.  David's education includes MIT, Oglethorpe, and the University of Tennessee with focus areas in Entrepreneurship, Finance & Accounting, and Financial Planning. He has held board positions or involvement with the Emory Global Health Council, NewStory, Deki, GCAPP, and Entrepreneur's Organization among others. David and his loving wife dedicate their personal time to their blended family of three children, Hudson, Deacon, and Paxton, their adopted cousin Destinee, and their three dogs Jersey, Gogo, and Alfie.
February 29, 2024

Nourishing Your Way to Wellness: The Power of Holistic Nutrition with Katrina Foe

This episode focuses on holistic nutrition, healing, and cancer prevention.  My special guest is Katrina Foe. She is a board-certified holistic nutritionist, who knows that when we look at health, we should be looking at the body as a whole. Questions this episode will answer: What is holistic nutrition? What do people need to know/do in order to prevent cancer? How can people find out why they have cancer? What health issues might be blocking your body from healing? Whether you are just starting your wellness journey, are already dedicated to your health, are looking to prevent health issues, or are dealing with chronic or serious illness, there is something in this episode for you. Find Katrina Foe: https://facebook.com/nutritional.pilates https://instagram.com/katrinafoe/ www.CancerFreedom.com Resources: Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About Katrina Foe: Katrina Foe is a board-certified holistic nutritionist, who knows that when we look at health, we should be looking at the body as a whole. After overcoming her own cancer 100% naturally, and driven by her core belief that the body can heal itself, Katrina went on to become board-certified in holistic nutrition and trained to read functional labs. As a faculty member at Restorative Wellness Solutions, Katrina teaches practitioners to interpret functional labs and design individualized protocols. Katrina is also a certified Metabolic Approach to Cancer practitioner, having been trained and mentored by Dr. Nasha Winters. Katrina's approach to cancer addresses the root cause of the disease and empowers clients to keep it in remission without living in fear of recurrence. In her international bestseller, Nutritional Pilates, Katrina offers a framework for whole body health that casts light on potential obstacles that can obstruct wellbeing, while providing proven strategies to sidestep chronic disease.
February 14, 2024

Hair, Taking Chances, and Entrepreneurship with Stephanie LaFlora

This episode will discuss entrepreneurship, taking risks, and the textured hair industry. We even talk about those things that we wish people would have told us about becoming an entrepreneur. My guest is Stephanie LaFlora, who is an entrepreneur and corporate consultant. As the Co-Founder & CEO of Crownhunt, a membership for stylists to access textured hair education, community, and resources for growing their hair business. Questions this episode will answer: What was it like starting a business during the pandemic? What is some advice for people taking the leap to become entrepreneurs? What are some updates about the textured hair industry? Whether you're an entrepreneur or simply seeking more freedom, there is something for you. Whether you are already taking risks or trying to figure out how to start, you are going to hear helpful tips. Also, don't worry if you don't have textured hair, you will still be able to learn from that part of the discussion, also. Find Stephanie: LaFlora:https://www.instagram.com/crownhunt https://www.instagram.com/stephanielaflora www.crownhunt.io www.letstakeoffai.com Resources: Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About Stephanie LaFlora: Stephanie LaFlora is an entrepreneur and corporate consultant. As the Co-Founder & CEO of Crownhunt, a membership for stylists to access textured hair education, community, and resources for growing their hair business. Stephanie has grown the company to over 1300 members nationwide since the summer of 2021, partnering with leading textured hair educators whose work has been seen on Essence, Glamour, Beyonce’s Disney film Black is King, and the salon today 200, representing the top salons in the country.
January 31, 2024

Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Shame Resilience with Brooke Bralove

This episode of Better with Dr. Ericka discusses psychotherapy, shame, and strategies to move through challenges. Brooke Bralove, LCSW-C is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Advanced Accelerated Resolution Therapy Practitioner, and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Questions this episode will answer: What is Advanced Accelerated Resolution Therapy or ART? Why is it useful to consider different types of psychotherapy? Why does overcoming shame matter? It doesn’t matter whether you have ever been to therapy, have ever had mental health treatment, or have experienced shame. There is something in this episode for you to help you be better, do better, and live better. Find Brooke Bralove: https://www.facebook.com/brookebralovepsychotherapy/ https://www.instagram.com/brookebralovepsychotherapy/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/brookebralovepsychotherapy/ https://twitter.com/bbpsychotherapy https://www.tiktok.com/@bbralovepsychotherapy www.brookebralove.com www.acceleratedresolutiontherapy.com Resources: Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com About Brooke Bralove: Brooke Bralove, LCSW-C is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Advanced Accelerated Resolution Therapy Practitioner, and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist. Brooke specializes in treating adults, couples, and groups with depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship challenges. Through her facilitation of Brené Brown’s shame resilience curriculum, she helps women let go of perfectionism and move toward greater authenticity, joy, and connection. Brooke’s new passion is Accelerated Resolution Therapy, a brief treatment modality using bilateral eye movements to provide lasting relief and healing to patients with PTSD, trauma, phobias, addiction, and depression. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University and has maintained a private practice in Bethesda, Maryland for 20 years.
January 24, 2024
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Better with Dr. Ericka is just what busy professionals need to hop off of the hamster wheel of life and become more present, more intentional, and live better. The Better with Dr. Ericka podcast is a weekly dialogue for busy professionals like you that desire to put the YOU back in YOUR life. You will be motivated, inspired, and educated by your host Dr. Ericka, Harvard-trained, Board-Certified Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience studying human behavior. As a busy professional herself, she has figured out the system to better and is passionate about helping people be better, so they can do better and ultimately live better.

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Dr. Ericka Goodwin is on a mission to help you Be Better, Do Better, and Live Better. She is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified psychiatrist, bestselling author, top-rated speaker, integrative lifestyle coach, and creator of the hit podcast, Better with Dr. Ericka. She is a graduate of Spelman College and Emory University School of Medicine. She also completed her General Psychiatry Residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. You can also find her on her weekly YouTube show, Growth Groove with Dr. Ericka.

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