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A Positive Podcast

By Raizel Schusterman - Positive Life Coach

A Positive Podcast is a podcast where conversations are had with a variety of guests to inform the community about all matters related to mental health. This podcasts include conversations on specific mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, bipolar ADHD and less specific disorders such as HSP's .Any listener that wants to get more educated about how to be a better parent, spouse,person, live a more "positive" existence will gain by listening to the wide array of topics. Raizel shares her own undertsanding and life experinces, as well as insights from Positive Psychology.

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Episode #44 -Tips & Tools To Understand & Manage ADHD Better -with Dovid Becker LCSW
Episode #44 -Tips & Tools To Understand & Manage ADHD Better -with Dovid Becker LCSW
Episode #44 Tips & Tools To Understand & Manage ADHD Better with Dovid Becker Dovid Becker is an LCSW, writer, and public speaker who is passionate about helping families with ADHD. He is the Program Director of the Wurzweiler School of Social Work Men's Program. Dovid's contact info is  info@dovidbecker.com A positive podcast is powered by OKclarity.com.  OKclarity.com is THE place for any Jew - no matter how frum or religious you are - to find a top notch therapist, psychiatrist, coach, or nutritionist. And its completely free! OKCLARITY.com’s professionals are vetted and have extensive experience working with the Jewish community.  If you’re in the market for a therapist, Coach, nutritionist, psychiatrist or the like - or if you ARE a therapist, coach, psychiatric medication provider or nutritionist, you must go check them out at OKclarity.com.  Also, if you have WhatsApp, OKclarity has an amazing WhatsApp status or groups with thousands of obsessed followers. Their WhatsApp is a free way to improve your mental health and they post great humor so you’ll laugh too. If you have WhatsApp shoot them a message at 917-426-1495.  Smash these links. You won’t regret it. Find an OKclarity verified professional: https://okclarity.com Join OKclarity on WhatsApp status or groups:  https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=19174261495&text=Hey!%20I'd%20like%20to%20join%20OKclarity%20on%20WhatsApp.%20(APP) Become an OKclarity verified professional: https://www.topjewishtherapists.com/
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February 02, 2023
Episode #43 Tips & Tools To Understand & Manage ADHD Better -with Eda Schottenstein ADHD coach MHC
Episode #43 Tips & Tools To Understand & Manage ADHD Better -with Eda Schottenstein ADHD coach MHC
Part one of a two part series on ADHD Part 1- with Eda Schottenstein- ADHD coach MHC Part 2- with Dovid Becker -LCSW-CCSP  ADHD Websites : https://www.additudemag.com Www.viacharacter.org https://add.org/adhd-questionnaire/ A Positive podcast  is powered by OKclarity.com. OKclarity.com is THE place for any Jew - no matter how frum or religious you are - to find a top notch therapist, psychiatrist, coach, or nutritionist. And its completely free! OKCLARITY.com’s professionals are vetted and have extensive experience working with the Jewish community. If you’re in the market for a therapist, Coach, nutritionist, psychiatrist or the like - or if you ARE a therapist, coach, psychiatric medication provider or nutritionist, you must go check them out at OKclarity.com. Also, if you have WhatsApp, OKclarity has an amazing WhatsApp status or groups with thousands of obsessed followers. Their WhatsApp is a free way to improve your mental health and they post great humor so you’ll laugh too.  Smash these links. You won’t regret it. Find an OKclarity verified professional: https://okclarity.com Join OKclarity on WhatsApp status or groups: https://api.whatsapp.com/send?phone=19174261495&text=Hey!%20I'd%20like%20to%20join%20OKclarity%20on%20WhatsApp.%20(APP) Become an OKclarity verified professional:https://www.topjewishtherapists.com/
01:06:07
January 19, 2023
Episode #42- kosher Intimacy For The Modern Day
Episode #42- kosher Intimacy For The Modern Day
In honor of Hey Teves, I share with you all this Episode with these two incredible & wise women, Mrs. Sara Morozow & Mrs. Rivka Slonim . I purposely released this epiosde today on Hey Teves "A Yomtov of the books". One of the ways we celebrate this special day is by purchasing new sefarim/books for our homes. May I suggest the perfect book for your library,Holy Intimacy By Sara Morozow & Rivkah Slonim. This book is available to be purchased on Amazon, and is on sale today! Intimacy is vital to authentic marital relationships and profoundly affects each of us in deep and meaningful ways. Bringing this ever important subject to the forefront of Jewish conversation, Morozow and Slonim beckon the reader to join them in an exploration of the spiritual side to intimacy. Expertly weaving together Torah, halacha, chassidut, and psychology, they imbue the conversation with inspirational insights and practical advice. With an empathetic emphasis on contemporary issues — from the effect of social media on a couple’s intimacy to the dangers of pornography and other forms of objectification of women’s bodies, from the importance of female sexual pleasure to scientific breakthroughs regarding fertility — this groundbreaking book is vital and inspirational reading for women of all ages, levels of observance, and Jewish backgrounds. In today's episode I sit down and discuss all things Intimacy, marriage & relationships with these two amazing women.  If you would like to be a sponsor or schedule your free coaching consultation you can reach out through my website apositivecoach.com  
01:00:40
January 05, 2023
Episode # 41-Positive Theology & Positive Psychology with Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson
Episode # 41-Positive Theology & Positive Psychology with Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson
Join me as I sit down with Rabbi Mendel Kalmenson and discuss all things Positive. We discuss the differences between Positive Psychology and Positive Theology. Rabbi Mendel shares his process and journey of putting together this incredible book Positivity Bias. You can purchase this book on Amazon https://a.co/d/bHyUd0s If you would like to be a sponsor or schedule your free coaching consultation you can reach out through my website apositivecoach.com  You can reach me at www.apositivecoach.com
01:09:53
December 22, 2022
Episode #40 - Overall Mental health with Divi Bogart
Episode #40 - Overall Mental health with Divi Bogart
Today's episode is sponsored by Toveedo. Toveedo is a website and app that has hundreds of original and quality videos for Jewish boys and girls. It's designed to be a safer and simpler place for Jewish kids entertainment, so that you can literally hand it to your child and be comforted knowing that there are no ads.As parents, we can all commiserate knowing that on Youtube there are so many kids videos that you don't approve of. With Toveedo you won't have to worry about that. What's different about Toveedo is that new videos are added weekly and content is produced solely for the subscribers. We're talking 3D animation, Live action film and so much more. Coming in time for Chanukah is a Live Action movie about Maccabees in the year 2022! Toveedo makes a great gift for the whole family! So Bubbies and Zaidys, no need to get individual presents! Parents too, that are listening.  Let your kids superheroes be a superhero from Tanach! There is such a huge variety of content that they won't ever be bored. Toveedo is usually $99 a year, but you can use code Positive for 15% on Toveedo.com Toveedo is available on almost every platform- Smart TV's , Website and Apps. It is also available for download, so you can use it while traveling! Looking to sponsor a epsiode reach out to Raizel Schusterman at raizel@jewishpeabody.com Episode #40 - Devorah (Divi) Kamman (Bogart) is a proud Bais Rivkah alumnus, Yale graduate, and psychiatric practitioner specializing in eating disorders and associated mood and trauma-related health conditions.  Divi has led therapeutic programming for a number of high acuity mental health programs in Connecticut.  She is now consulting and treating eating disorders at Newport Academy, a family based residential program that offers Kosher meals, while running a virtual comprehensive mental health practice.  Divi is passionate about a recovery and prevention based approach to wholesome mind-body health. In Today's episode I sit down with Divi and we discuss many ideas and concepts surrounding mental health, eating disorders and anxiety in children and more. To get in touch with Divi you can email her at divikammanaprn@gmail.com To set up your free coaching consultation with Raizel Schusterman go to www.apositivecoach.com
01:04:24
December 08, 2022
Episode #39 Addiction, Recovery & Healing- A couples perspective
Episode #39 Addiction, Recovery & Healing- A couples perspective
One of the goals of this podcast is to bring awareness , education , language and understanding around mental health and addiction. In todays episode Moshe Dov Chanin and his wife Chaya Chanin show up in a real authentic way, to share their story of hope and healing. From the young age of twelve Moshe Dov used alcohol and later drugs to deal with his loneliness and pain, this led to a life of unmanageable addiction. Eventually together with the support of his wife and family he began the long journey of recovery and healing. Today Moshe Dov coaches and helps many others on their journey of recovery. Their story will inspire you and help bring awareness to a difficult topic. Moshe Chanin can be reached on Instagram or Facebook at Coach Moshe or through whatsapp at 7706095505 Helana Herman can be reached through her website-  www.coachingwithhelana.com  You can set up your free coaching consultation with me Raizel Schusterman at a positivecoach.com  To sponsor an episode please reach out to Raizel@jewishpeabody.com
01:16:37
November 24, 2022
Episode #38- Marriage Matters with Moshe Zev Lamm LCSW
Episode #38- Marriage Matters with Moshe Zev Lamm LCSW
All the questions you have wanted to ask a marriage counselor but haven't had the chance. Join Rabbi Nechemia Schusterman , Raizel Schusterman  and Mr. Zev Lamm LCSW as we sit down and discuss important marriage ideas. Moshe Zev Lamm, LCSW is a couple’s therapist with a private practice in Monsey, NY. He has lectured extensively on the topic of marriage to both couples seeking to enhance their relationships as well as to professional therapists seeking a deeper understanding of the couple’s therapy process. His clinical methodology combines Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Internal Family Systems. Moshe Zev can be reached at mzlammlcsw@gmail.com To sponsor an episode in honor of a loved one or to promote your business please email Raizel@jewishpeabody.com To learn more about Positive coaching go to www.apositivecoach.com 
01:19:29
November 10, 2022
Episode #37 DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Explained
Episode #37 DBT- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Explained
Join me for a fascinating converstaion with DBT therapist Alexis Santiago-Autar who specializes with working with children and teens. (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy, that tries to identify and change negative thinking patterns and pushes for positive behavioral changes. DBT may be used to treat suicidal and other self-destructive behaviors. It teaches patients skills to cope with, and change, unhealthy behaviors. In this epsiode we discuss the benifits of DBT as well as how DBT works.  If you are looking for a DBT therapist check out the Counseling center group  at www.counselingcentergroup.com  Today’s episode is sponsored by Ten Yad- please check out their website, buy tickets and help them continue their vital work! Www.Tenyad.org/auction
54:29
October 25, 2022
Episode #36- Why God Why- How to believe in Heaven when it hurts like hell
Episode #36- Why God Why- How to believe in Heaven when it hurts like hell
Episode #36- Join me for a interesting conversation  with the author of Why God Why? How to believe in heaven when it hurts like hell- Rabbi Gershon Schusterman. Rabbi Schusterman who happens to be my father in law,knew all the textbook answers when comforting bereaved community members who asked him "Where is God ?if God is loving how could this happen? "When his own wife passed away leaving him a 38-year-old widower with 11 children to raise he found himself reeling. His personal quest for answers to these questions led him to deeper exploration of judaism‘s teachings about how to cope with and to transcend tragedy.This Is a book for the broken hearted , it’s a book for anyone who has gone through or is going through a challenge. This is a book about the truth; it's about loss , suffering, and tragedy . It’s about God and ultimately about hope. I encourage all of my listeners to read this book for themselves-even if you’re not going through devastating challenges and struggles, this kind of information, knowledge and thought-provoking information will help you be able to weather any upcoming obstacles , difficulties and challenges. This book is currently available to be purchased on Amazon at www.whygodwhythebook.com
56:01
October 08, 2022
Episode #35- Relationshift -with certified marriage coach Hindi Kalmenson
Episode #35- Relationshift -with certified marriage coach Hindi Kalmenson
Join me for the first of many episodes on the topic of marriage & relationships. In this episode I sit down with certified relationshift Marriage coach Hindy Kalmenson, where we discuss the ideas and concepts of the relationshift approach to marriage. Hindi is a deeply insightful marriage and relationship coach. Her gentle coaching and clear direction will soothe and inspire you. Hindi is passionate about relationships, self growth and nature. Hindi lives with her husband and four children in LA. Hindi can be reached via email at hindikalmenson@gmail.com. To reach out to Raizel you can contact her through her website at apositivecoach.com or email at raizel@jewishpeabody.com
56:08
September 23, 2022
Episode #34- There is no such thing as an EMERGENCY
Episode #34- There is no such thing as an EMERGENCY
Do you ever wonder how some people are always so calm despite the storms of life that are raging around them? Join me as I discuss this very question with veteran therapist/addiction expert, Sony Perlman about how there is no such thing as an emergency/crisis once you know a couple of rules.
01:09:31
September 04, 2022
Episode #33 - EMDR Therapy Eplained with licensed psychologist Mrs . Sharon Saul
Episode #33 - EMDR Therapy Eplained with licensed psychologist Mrs . Sharon Saul
Join me, as we hear the stories of people helped with successful EMDR treatment and talk with licensed psychologist Sharon Saul. Sharon has been treating adults in private practice for more than 40 years. With a background in CBT, Interpersonal therapy and Hypnotherapy, Sharon has come to specialize in the treatment of psychological trauma in the last 10 years. She is a certified EMDR therapist and Fully Certified EMDR Consultant EMDR specialist. She shares with us what EMDR is and why it works. This episode is slightly different from previous one, in that you will need to pay closer attention to understand the inner workings of EMDR. I suggest you listen with a pen and paper as you prepare to be educated about this therapeutic modality.
01:09:01
August 16, 2022
Episode #32 - TLR - A look into the incredible community resource THE LIVING ROOM with Menachem Poznanski
Episode #32 - TLR - A look into the incredible community resource THE LIVING ROOM with Menachem Poznanski
In this fascinating episode Raizel interviews Menachem Poznanski on an incredible community resource, The Living Room otherwise known as TLR. It is a fascinating conversation that goes deep into the wold of recovery and the different ways that TLR supports so many in our community. Menachem is a clinical social worker, lecturer and author. He has worked in the field of substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and recovery support since 2001. In 2004, Menachem became Director of The Living Room (TLR) a clubhouse program for young adults in recovery, with offices in Brooklyn, Five Towns,  Monsey and Hollywood, Fl. Menachem is an author of two books; Stepping Out of the Abyss: A Jewish Guide to the Twelve Steps, and Consciously; Six Steps to Living Vibrantly with Our Creator, Mosaica Press publications. Menachem is editor in chief of The Light Revealed a social media publisher and content creator focused on Jewish spirituality and recovery, and he hosts two weekly podcasts called Consciously and Practically a Fabrengen. 
57:40
July 21, 2022
Episode #31- What Does Change Actually Look Like? With Rabbi Shais Taub
Episode #31- What Does Change Actually Look Like? With Rabbi Shais Taub
This podcast focuses on the practical applications of these new (to many) ideas of “ The times have changed“ and “the nature of people has changed“ how these ideas are implemented in the classroom the camp and other settings. A positive coach asks some very hard hitting questions and Rabbí Shais Taub does not disappoint with some very strong and clear responses. In addition if you’re curious to hear more about Rabbi Taub‘s parenting course check out his website at souldwords.org . You can use a special coupon code POSITIVE15 for an extra 15% off!
01:06:05
July 06, 2022
Episode # 30 BIPOLAR - with Dr John/ Yaacov Guterson
Episode # 30 BIPOLAR - with Dr John/ Yaacov Guterson
Join a positive podcast as we talk with Dr. John/ Yaacov Guterson about all things bipolar. A beginner‘s guide to understanding what bipolar is, how it is treated, and what long-term effects it may have on your family.
01:06:13
June 30, 2022
Episode #29- Asking for a friend - with Gitty Francis LMSW
Episode #29- Asking for a friend - with Gitty Francis LMSW
Join me for an enlightening conversation with Mrs. Gitty Francis LMSW. Gitty Francis grew up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn and currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and children where they serve as Chabad Shluchim. Gitty is a staff member of the Behavioral Mental Health Service team under clinical board approved supervision, at Jewish Family Service in Houston. Gitty is also a member of the clinical advisory board of The Wellness Institute and a consultant for mental health initiatives in Jewish Orthodox schools and Chabad Houses. In this episode “I am asking for a friend,” to a friend, questions that you want to ask but have not been able to ask about mental health challenges with children and teens alike. Gitty brings her wisdom and life experiences and shares with us some wonderful tips and tools. Gitty can be reached at gfrancis@jfshouston.org
01:05:10
June 16, 2022
Episode #28- The roadmap to recovery with Devora Shabtai
Episode #28- The roadmap to recovery with Devora Shabtai
Join a Positive Podcast for another interesting conversation with Mrs. Devora Shabtai, LCSW, PhD candidate is VP of Clinical Development at Onward Living, an addiction rehabilitation program which caters to the specific needs of Orthodox Jewish men in recovery. In addition to clinical work, Devora has a strong interest in empirical research on Judaism and mental health and has authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on relationships between Religion, spirituality, and psychological wellbeing. Devora lives in Boca Raton with her husband and daughters. This interview addresses, among other things, religious trauma as a part of what can be the crisis ,and also the solution for the addict. Devora takes us into the the Treatment Center wolrd and gives us the background as to how someone might get themselves there, and on to the road of recovery. Devora can be reached at dshabtai@onwardliving.org
01:02:56
June 09, 2022
Episode #27 A candid conversation with Dr. Brad Reedy on the benefits of boundaries
Episode #27 A candid conversation with Dr. Brad Reedy on the benefits of boundaries
Codependency, boundaries, and enmeshment are three words that I have been curious to learn more about. Who better to speak with on this topic, than Dr. Brad Reedy. Join me for an insightful conversation with Dr Brad Reedy as we dig deeper into these concepts , specifically about parenting with healthy boundaries, and what that actually looks like in our frum lifestyle. I think you will find this conversation to be insightful and helpful. For more information about sponsoring a podcast or setting up your own coaching consultation, go to www.apositivecoach.com . In addition Dr. Brad Reedy can be reached through Instagram at drbradreedy or through his email at bradreedy@gmail.com
01:02:07
May 15, 2022
Episode #26 Everything Somatic with Helana Herman
Episode #26 Everything Somatic with Helana Herman
Somatic healing/experience is all the rage right now, and seems to be one of the more effective forms of trauma therapy. In episode #26 I sit down with Mrs. Helana Herman to discuss everything Somatic. Unlike standard mental health therapy that focuses prominently on the mind, somatic therapy incorporates body oriented modalities to support clients through their healing journeys. Helana shares with us the background and benefits of somatic experience. In addition she gifts us with a five minute exercise , Where she models for us all what somatic experiencing can look like. This episode will leave you intrigued and interested to find out more about the Somatic healing experience. Helana can be reached at coachingwithhelana@gmail.com or by phone at +1 (919) 637-6833
01:04:33
May 01, 2022
HSP - Highly Sensitive People/Children
HSP - Highly Sensitive People/Children
Join me for a fascinating conversation with Yochanon Polter founder of Fresh Start Retreat Center. We discuss a variety of topics leading to his personal journey that led to his establishment of this center, as well as his incredible insights and reflections on what is a HSP and how we can help them flourish and grow!  
01:27:16
April 21, 2022
Episode #6 -Interview with Rabbi Shimon Russel-
Episode #6 -Interview with Rabbi Shimon Russel-
Explosive interview with Rabbi Shimon Russell, LCSW & Chief Clinical Consultant of Fresh Start Retreat. Rabbi Russel discusses the importance of connection and unconditional love as the ONLY effective way to raise Frum, emotionally healthy , and stable children. He speaks openly and candidly about his own personal journey which ultimately lead to the last 25 years of his holy work. He speaks frankly and unapologetically about fundamental flaws in our parenting styles and community establishments . Sit back listen and be ready to be exposed to a radically different approach!
01:11:27
April 21, 2022
Episode #25 - Gam Zu Litovah -This too is for the good & Toxic Positivity
Episode #25 - Gam Zu Litovah -This too is for the good & Toxic Positivity
In todays episode I speak with Mrs Tzivie Greenberg, Shlucha in Vancouver Washington, as we discuss an important topic,Gam Zu Litovah & Toxic Positivity. In a  culture of Gam Zu Litovah- This too is for the good- How do we avoid toxic positivity? It's so easy to simply say, this too is for the good, but are we really helping ourselves process our lived experiences or are we just pushing our feelings away in an unhealthy manner. What does Torah and chassidus have to say about these ideas, and what is the best way to step up and deal with our life experiences & challenges. I think you will find this conversation to be insightful and helpful. Plese share your feedback, comment and insights on this episode. You can reach me through my website apositivecoach.com or through instagram at a positive coach.
56:46
April 05, 2022
Episode #24 Everything ADD/ADHD & Medication- with Dr. Craig Heacock
Episode #24 Everything ADD/ADHD & Medication- with Dr. Craig Heacock
A discussion with Dr. Craig Heacock understanding what happens in the body for those who struggle with ADHD both in children and adults as well as anxiety. Which medicines help, how & why they help and the side effects. If you enjoy any or all of my shows, please consider making a donation to support this show. Thank you!
01:10:42
March 23, 2022
Episode #23 Collaborative Parenting Solving Approach- with Tamar Shames
Episode #23 Collaborative Parenting Solving Approach- with Tamar Shames
In today's episode I interview Tamar Shames, Tamar is a certified trainer in Collaborative Problem Solving, an evidence-based model of care that helps adults focus on identifying the problems that are causing concerning behaviors in kids and solving those problems collaboratively and proactively. Tamar has a wealth of knowledge on this topic and really understands this method which makes it easier to learn and internalize these ideas. She is passionate about this approach and i personally have found this approach to be very helpful along my parenting journey. I think you will find this conversation to be insightful and helpful! To hear more about this parenting approach you can check out these websites and books. Dr Ross’s website: livesinthebalance.org,Dr Ablon’s website: thinkkids.org  Books: Lost at School- Ross  Raising Human Beings- Ross Changeable- Ablon. Dr Ablon’s Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuoPZkFcLVs&t=4s. Tamar can be reached at tshames@reachchicago.org
01:01:12
March 10, 2022
Episode #22 Life is better with friends - A Deep dive into Joy!
Episode #22 Life is better with friends - A Deep dive into Joy!
In honor of Rosh Chodesh Adar -Beis, I facilitated a conversation/ Farbrengen with good friends on one of my favorite topics, the topic of Joy and happiness. In this conversation we dig deep into the meaning of happiness and share our understanding of how to tap into true happiness .
01:19:43
March 03, 2022
Episode #21 Happiness amidst struggles- is it possible?
Episode #21 Happiness amidst struggles- is it possible?
We've all heard the cliche, "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." Is it really true? Does Torah agree? Listen how 3 Chabad women, Mrs Fradel Bukiet, Mrs Vivi Deren and Mrs. Hadassah Chen share their experiences of how they are choosing to turn their challenges into growth. Adar is the time of joy, often one of the greatest challenges to joy is our life's challenges. Hear how these three great women work to overcome their obstacles and find joy not withstanding, there is much that we can learn from them. Fradel Bukiet can be reached at fbukiet@gmail.com Vivi Deren can be reached at morahvivi@chabadstamford.org Hadassah Chen can be reached at hadassahchenproductions@gmail.com
01:22:34
February 20, 2022
Episode 20- A conversation with the founder of Kesher Nafshi
Episode 20- A conversation with the founder of Kesher Nafshi
Vinafsho keshura binafsho - My soul is bound with his A conversation with the founder of Kesher Nafshi Reb Gedaliah Miller is a bobover Chossid who as a result of his daughter choosing a different yisdishkeit path had to learn to adjust to a new way of thinking. This ultimately led to the founding of a retreat - and a source of emotional support for more than 600 couples dealing with children who are on their “own derech”
01:05:54
February 15, 2022
Episode #19 - Trauma & Resilience
Episode #19 - Trauma & Resilience
Join me for a fascinating conversation with Dr. David Pelcovitz, A leading trauma expert and professor at Yeshiva University. Dr. Pelcovitz shares with us fascinating information on trauma and resilience and how one can grow as a result of their challenges and become a better version of themselves.
01:00:50
February 03, 2022
Episode #18 Earned Hope & Healing
Episode #18 Earned Hope & Healing
An inspirational journey of hope and triumph, conquering demons buried very deep inside,leaving a wake of chaos and destruction. Listen how Shua turns his deep hurt and struggles into his personal recovery and how now he is helping others with the lessons of his journey. To sponsor upcoming episodes please reach out through my website at www.apositivecoach.com. Shua can be reached at emailshua@gmail.com
54:34
January 26, 2022
Episode # 17 - #ParentingGoals Interview with Dr Shagalow
Episode # 17 - #ParentingGoals Interview with Dr Shagalow
#ParentingGoals Join me for a fascinating conversation on raising children in complicated times with noted psychologist, Dr. Shagalow. Dr. Shagalow is on the front lines of the challenges and solutions that our frum community is facing and he shares insights and wisdom on a variety of topics related to parenting.
50:15
January 11, 2022
Episode #16 The Roots of Addiction
Episode #16 The Roots of Addiction
 A guide to understanding addiction and recovery with Eli Nash
01:25:56
December 14, 2021
Episode 15- Back From The Abyss - A Deep Dive Into Mental Health With Dr. Craig Heacock
Episode 15- Back From The Abyss - A Deep Dive Into Mental Health With Dr. Craig Heacock
Join us as we discuss mental health, the role of medication, exercise, hormones, genetics, sleep and more in the totality of a true picture of psychological well being with Dr. Craig Heacock. Dr. Heacock is a Psychiatrist out of Boulder Colorado who practices "whole psychiatry" meaning he tries to get the roots of what is causing any given mental health challenge before immediately running to medication. He is also the founder of the incredibly popular psychedelic podcast BFTA - Back From The Abyss
01:12:05
November 10, 2021
Episode 14 -STRUGGLING GRACEFULLY- Bashie’s story
Episode 14 -STRUGGLING GRACEFULLY- Bashie’s story
Bashie Naparstek courageously shares her story and struggle with anxiety, depression and Bipolar disorder. Bashie a mother of 7 children shares with us that while she still struggles with her anxiety and her Bipolar diagnosis at times, she now has the tools, awareness, and emotional insight to manage her tendencies and live a healthy, happy, and meaningful life. Give a listen and be inspired! Bashie can be reached at bashie.h@gmail.com
56:29
October 28, 2021
Is Social Therapy A Real Thing? Episode #13 - With Dr. Rochie Lieberman
Is Social Therapy A Real Thing? Episode #13 - With Dr. Rochie Lieberman
Join me as I learn about another modality of therapy Story Emotion Social Therapy, - SEST . Dr Rochie Lieberman shares with us the data and info behind this unique form of therapy. She explains how speech, and social interactions can be an indication of underlying mental health challenge, and the solutions. She can be reached through her website https://www.wholestoryspeech.com/.
01:00:01
October 21, 2021
Episode # 12 - The Intersection between unconditional love and boundaries.
Episode # 12 - The Intersection between unconditional love and boundaries.
Join me for a fascinating conversation with Mr. Chaim Bin-Nun a LGPC Professional Therapist based out of Baltimore, Maryland. Mr Bin-Nun has a refreshing approach to dealing with challenges and struggles and uses his many years of experience to help others find clarity, direction and inner peace. Chaim & I discuss the intersection between unconditional Love and boundaries. An exploration of the time and place for radical love and when is the time for restrain. We talk about the pros and cons of parenting with boundaries and making sure to stay connected to our children while being mindful to not lose our sense of self and self worth. Chaim Bin-Nun can be reached at Chaimbinnun@gmail.com or by phone at 917-573-0232
46:09
October 01, 2021
Family Planning- Is my Podcast helping or hurting?
Family Planning- Is my Podcast helping or hurting?
Join me for a probing conversation with Mrs. Sarah Marozov. As we dive deep into this often misunderstood topic. How many kids is too many kids? Where does my own personal health and mental well-being play into the conversation? Did the Rebbe’s guidance to have large families mean under every circumstance? Listen as we discuss these ideas amongst many others.
56:39
August 27, 2021
Episode #10 - Therapy & Therapist 101 with Akiva Perlman
Episode #10 - Therapy & Therapist 101 with Akiva Perlman
x Join us for a conversation with Akiva Perlman as he breaks down what makes a therapist a good therapist and What to look for when finding a therapist.
54:37
July 18, 2021
Episode # 9 - Interview with Ruchi Koval
Episode # 9 - Interview with Ruchi Koval
Join me for a honest conversation with Ruchi Koval, a certified parenting coach, motivational speaker, Kiruv Rebbitzen, musician, author, and mother of 7 children, who shares with us her parenting journey and how she thrives even during challenging times. If you are looking for inspiration, direction and guidance for your parenting journey, then you will find this podcast to be insightful and helpful
58:43
July 02, 2021
Episode # 8 -Interview with Blimie Heller -Unconditional Parenting
Episode # 8 -Interview with Blimie Heller -Unconditional Parenting
Gentle parenting, unconditional parenting, respectful parenting these are some of the names for this novel parenting style. Join me for a fascinating Interview with Blimie Heller a parenting coach who shares the method and philosophy behind unconditional parenting. This podcast will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired to parent at a higher level of love and connection. There are so many great takeaways! Sit back, relax, and be ready to grow
01:05:11
June 06, 2021
HSP Workshop - Episode #7
HSP Workshop - Episode #7
If you listened to the previous podcast with Yochanon Polter you now know the difference between a dandelion and a orchid. This podcast shares tips and ideas how to raise your highly sensitive child! 
01:38:31
May 21, 2021
Episode #5 HSP 's Part 2- Interview With Menucha Polter
Episode #5 HSP 's Part 2- Interview With Menucha Polter
Join me for a fascinating interview with Menucha Polter . She shares with us her journey what it was like growing up as an orchid- being a highly sensitive person and how she perceived her childhood and how her parents effectively and successfully raised her and helped her through a difficult and challenging time in her life. This message of hope and love will inspire any teacher, principal and parent to be able to support and make a difference in the way they parent, teach, and lead!
01:23:09
April 30, 2021
Season # 2 Episode #3 - Interview with Avremi G
Season # 2 Episode #3 - Interview with Avremi G
Join me for a poignant conversation with Avremi G., a musician in Crown Heights, who recently suffered a major personal tragedy. He shares his powerful painful story and his personal advice and message for the world.
59:28
March 11, 2021
Interview With Rabbi Shais Taub
Interview With Rabbi Shais Taub
Join us for an incredibly powerful and insightful conversation with Rabbi Shais Taub on the topics of mental health, recovery and addiction and the sensitive souls that struggle
01:11:24
February 12, 2021
Episode #13 - Interview with the Bully Proofer AKA Rivka Fishman
Episode #13 - Interview with the Bully Proofer AKA Rivka Fishman
Bullying is happening all around us,at home, in school, and at work . It’s not only children who have to deal with bullies. Today’s podcast shares some great tips and tools how to help bully proof ourselves and our children.
46:38
November 01, 2020
Episode # 12 Interview with Dr. Edith Eger
Episode # 12 Interview with Dr. Edith Eger
Rabbi Nechemia Schusterman & I had the distinct privilege to interview Dr. Edith Eger this past June. Dr Eger survived unspeakable horrors and brutality; but rather than let her painful past destroy her, she chose to transform it into a powerful gift—which she uses to help others heal. She wrote Her first book “the choice” at the age of 90- which became an international bestseller. She just released her second book the gift which is truly a gift!  Listen to her own words of positivity and inspiration!
01:07:54
October 18, 2020
Episode # 11 Are you happy?
Episode # 11 Are you happy?
We are all searching for true happiness, but how can we really truly achieve happiness?
17:45
October 05, 2020
Episode #10 why are feelings important ?
Episode #10 why are feelings important ?
Emotions and our feelings are a gift. When is the last time you leaned into your feelings and allowed yourself to truly feel? Feelings help us live a authentic,full life. Listen and learn more.
14:25
September 24, 2020
Stand firm and keep moving
Stand firm and keep moving
A timely message on personal growth from this weeks Torah portion.
03:20
September 10, 2020
Episode # 8 An Interview with Rus Devorah Wallen LCSW and founder of Toratherapeutics
Episode # 8 An Interview with Rus Devorah Wallen LCSW and founder of Toratherapeutics
Join me for an interesting conversation with Mrs Rus Devorah Wallen LCSW. We discuss her personal life journeys that brought her to become a social worker, mental health awareness, practical tools for anxiety, and more! Check out her website for more info Toratherapeutics.com
53:26
September 06, 2020
Episode # 7- Interview with Emilyia Zhivovotoskay CEO and founder of The Flourishing Center
Episode # 7- Interview with Emilyia Zhivovotoskay CEO and founder of The Flourishing Center
You have probably heard of the term ‘positive psychology’ on TV, social media or even in fashion magazines. But what is it really? What does it stand for? Emilya explains the main concepts of Positive Psychology as well as sharing with us some tools and interventions to create a happier more meaningful life.
44:12
August 23, 2020
 Episode #6 - The tool to get in control of your thoughts - ABCDE Cognitive Tool Explained
Episode #6 - The tool to get in control of your thoughts - ABCDE Cognitive Tool Explained
 Would you like to reduce or to turn around your negative thoughts? Would you like to react more positively when “things” go wrong? If so, the ABCDE method for changing your mind might be helpful. Following the ABCDE’s tool can help us pause, reflect and rewind. It can also help us review and reshape our thought patterns. Feeling better is as easy as ABCDE. 
10:51
August 16, 2020
Interview with Shterna Ginsburg
Interview with Shterna Ginsburg
In today’s challenging world is it possible to live without constant stress, resentment or social anxiety? When you are faced with pain or difficulty can you fill your heart with strength and joy and energy? these are just some of the questions that Shterna Ginsburg aims to answer in her book titled your awesome self-The 12 principles of energized living. - Join me as I ask Shterna questions that will help us better understand ourselves and the path to fulfillment and inner peace.
39:59
August 09, 2020
Short Message on Parshat Ekev
Short Message on Parshat Ekev
Enjoy a two minute dvar Torah
02:11
August 07, 2020
Episode #3- Interview With Rabbi Gershon Schusterman
Episode #3- Interview With Rabbi Gershon Schusterman
Join me for a interesting interview/conversation with Rabbi Schusterman, as we unpack the purpose and lessons we can learn from pain, suffering and challenges.
50:14
July 31, 2020
Episode #1 -Dealing With Disappointments
Episode #1 -Dealing With Disappointments
9 Helpful Steps, to help you bounce back better and move forward from disappointments 
05:57
July 15, 2020
A Positive Podcast explained
A Positive Podcast explained
A brief introduction on A Positive Podcast host Raizel Schusterman
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July 15, 2020