Episode 50: Sin: Two Experienced Backsliders Elaborate

Life coach, Janice Baldes, and Psychiatrist, Marty Carpenter MD discuss the concept of sin and how to think about it in psychological terms. Marty and Janice include an analysis of traditional religious definitions and provide tips on discovering the triggers that lead us to think and behave in ways that leave us feeling more disconnected.

Episode 47: ANXIETY: The Ins, Outs, Ups and Downs

Join Kate Bell LMFT, Ian Kearns LMFT and Marty Carpenter MD for this peaceful discussion of anxiety and its many forms. We tackle the biological, psychological and metaphysical perspectives and share our trade secrets and favorite interventions for addressing the struggle of anxiety common to many.

Episode 46: Relationships: The State of our Union

Relationships test our emotional health perhaps more than anything else. Contrary to popular belief, we weren't born knowing how to navigate the complexity of romance. Here's an overview of the most common reasons relationships go off the rails and how to recognize warning signs when yours is in trouble.

Episode 44 - Mood, Sleep and the Changing of the Seasons

Are you struggling to get a handle on your sleep cycle? Are you cranky in the Fall and Winter and energetic in the Spring and Summer? Mood and sleep patterns change throughout the year for many people, even those not formally diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorder and depression often present as extreme variation in our circadian cycles.

Episode 43 - Perseverance: How to Find Life in the Grind

Perseverance is a learned skill that to be mastered over a lifetime requires a shift in motivation over time. How does one stay motivated to persevere "in life" when the primary goal has been met or is judged as unattainable? Mastering the art of perseverance can lead to not only profound accomplishment but to deep satisfaction with existence on a moment-by-moment basis.

Episode 41 - Codependence 101: Sweet Child o' Mine

Where do we go now? Give me your tiny hand. I will be your Father Figure if you be my Sweet Child O' Mine. Imagine toddler Axl out in the yard playing with George Michael while their mother's watch nervously from their respective lawn chairs. Chart how the typical human upbringing translates into pop music and the gender wars we have today.

Episode 37 - Janice Baldes

Founder of wildly successful handbag company, Bagolitas, describes the rise and fall of her business and the spiritual transformation that accompanied it. Janice discusses the emotional state of womankind today and the upcoming couples retreat she plans to host with psychiatrist and podcaster, Marty Carpenter.