Whole Brain Thinking: Wisdom, Love and Magic!
Summary: Welcome to Whole Brain Thinking: Wisdom, Love and Magic! with your host Dr. Margaret Cochran. Everything you think, everything you feel or imagine - this is what the show is about - you! Dr. Cochran will show you how to make sense of the worlds of linear science and felt experience and understand their impact on your everyday life.
Ever had one of those days where the weather vane of life is pointing nowhere? And the future seems not sunny and bright, not partly cloudy but enveloped instead in a cyclone of uncertainty? Join Dr. Cochran in conversation with 'meteorologist to the soul' Phyllis King, The Common Sense Psychic and author of The Heart of the Matter, who specializes in helping people decipher and understand their lives, fair weather or foul.
It's so easy to be trapped into thinking that there is only one way to do things, whether it's how to, vote, raise children or choose a job. The trick is to know that there are lots of 'right' options out there for you. Dr. Cochran explores these possibilities with Career Intuitive, Sue Fredrick, author of 'I See Your Dream Job'.
So, Random Q. Citizen you say you can’t think your way out of a paper bag. Can’t tell sense from nonsense; science from pseudo-science? Fear not, it’s Dr. Cochran to the rescue with a little, well actually more than a little, quite a lot of help from Dr. Massimo Pigliucci author of 'Fish on Stilts: How to tell Science from Bunk'.
How about rashes, allergies, anaphalactic shock or cancer? Lots of cosmetics contain petroleum based products or formaldehyde. Toxic chemicals in our shampoo and face cream = beauty to die for. Really? Is it worth that to you? Dr. Cochran talks with Alexandra Spunt who together with her co-author Siobhan O'Connor wrote 'No More Dirty Looks". It's THE definitive guide to the dirty little secrets of the cosmetics industry that the FDA can't touch. Gives new meaning to the phrase, 'Wow, killer makeup', yes? Don't miss it!
Do you sometimes feel that way? Are you suffering from chronic cranial overload? Ever wish that you could really relax and stop being a slave to your fears and emotions? Well, your moment has come! Dr. Cochran talks with Dr. Susan Smalley who with her co-author Diana Winston wrote 'Fully Present, The Science, Art and Practice of Mindfulness' So, get comfortable, be still, relax and breathe, ahhh...
Ever wonder what it's like for those individuals whose professional lives are all about death? How about the inner workings of a near death experience? Well, you are in luck because your day of reckoning has come! This week Dr. Cochran is talking with Tom Jokinen, author of 'Curtains, Adventures of an Undertaker in Training'.
Religion, for good or for ill in one way or another rules the world. To help emphasize their productive aspects and to assist us in negotiating their negative effects we have to understand them, warts and all. To teach us about the constructive fundamentals and the dark underbellies of the world's 8 major religions Dr. Cochran has as her guest Dr. Stephen Prothero, author of 'God Is Not One'. Amen!
Do you know that Bonobos are like Chimpanzees but not Chimpanzees? Do you know that both Bonobos and Chimpanzees share 98.7% of our DNA? Are you more curious now or are you thinking, "what a crock!"? One is more Bonobo like and one more Chimpanzee like. Like, which one are you?
Did you know that Bipolar Disorder affects 10 million Americans? And that’s not even counting all the family members, friends, coworkers and health care providers that it impacts as well. . Dr. Cochran talks with Chelsea Lowe and Dr. Bruce Cohen authors of 'Living With Someone Who’s Living With Bipolar Disorder' and discusses the diagnosis and treatment of this sometimes tricky, sometimes dangerous, and yet treatable disease.
So, what's the reading on your 'woo-woo' detector? Who about your 'manure meter'? Well, for this week's show they both need to be set on maximum as Dr. Cochran is in conversation with psychic and author Annette Martin. Find out the secrets of Dr. Cochran's teeth and all about her new PSIchology radio program. My psychic impression is that you're going to enjoy this one, a lot!
Yeah, Anxiety, Panic and Phobias will do that to ya! There is light at the end of the tunnel though, oops, apologies to you tunnel phobes out there. Dr. Cochran and psychiatrist Dr. Po Wang discuss this trifecta of terror and what you can do to win at the game of mental health!
Got Cancer? Hope Not! Gonna Get It? Sadly the odds are that you or someone you love will! Dr. Cochran talks with Dr. Sandra Steingraber about how to change the odds of your getting the dread disease and what we can do to eradicate it altogether.
No, No, that’s Fighting For Your Marriage by Dr. Howard Markman, Dr. Scott Stanley and Dr. Susan Blumberg. Dr. Cochran and Dr. Markman engage in a lively discussion about how to preserve and protect this most hallowed institution and its occupants.
You do have a brain and it’s a fine one too! But how about a tune up: tune up’s are good?! This week Dr. Cochran talks with Dr. Mark Fenske about the book he co-wrote with Dr. Jeff Brown called, The Winner’s Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use To Achieve Success. Oh, and she’s gonna challenge you to a game of ‘Virtual Intercrainial Mnemonic Pinball’ - Be careful though, she’s a shark...
Well, if so you’re not alone. And if not there’s always more to learn! Dr. Cochran will take you through a crash course in Amor. So you too can become a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Love U.