Dr. Sheryl's PodCouch
Conversations intended to reduce stress, depression, anxiety and prevent burnout.
Dr. Sheryl Ziegler is a psychotherapist, speaker, frequent media contributor, and author of Mommy Burnout™. Dr. Z believes that in order to truly address today's mental health crisis, we need to create community and solutions around all aspects of our lives that affect anxiety, depression, and loneliness.
Most Recent Episodes
April 13, 2021
Dr. Lisa Bravo aka “teen whisperer” is a highly acclaimed psychotherapist, speaker, author, and teacher. She holds a doctoral degree in behavioral health and maintains a private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, as an expert in family dynamics and adolescent behavior. Dr. Bravo also spends time training the next generation of counselors, most recently through the graduate counseling program at Arizona State University. She is a regular consultant to various media and news outlets, academic institutions, and behavioral health organizations across the country. Dr. Bravo is the author of the forthcoming book, “The Bravo Effect” which is about raising extreme teens, and is available through her website.
March 30, 2021
Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe is a multi-award-winning psychology and education instructor who specializes in resiliency, navigating stress and change, leadership, and personal wellness in the workplace. Described as transformational, engaging, and thought-provoking, Robyne’s keynotes provide practical strategies grounded in global research and case studies that help foster resiliency within others and ourselves. Robyne is available for consultation, training and professional development opportunities ranging from one-to-one to company-wide initiatives.
Her book Calm Within The Storm is available through her website.
March 16, 2021
As a Coach with Boot Camp for New Dads for 12+ years, Schuyler Totman has listened to thousands of guys mansplain breastfeeding. But these aren’t just any guys: they’re experienced “Vet Dads” who bring their 4-month-olds back to Boot Camp, and share insights gained since their baby was born. He has learned to ask these “Vet Dads” about breastfeeding specifically, because almost all agree that supporting mom through breastfeeding brought greater challenges than supporting her through the birth.
Boot Camp for New Dads® (aka Daddy Boot Camp®) is a unique father-to-father, community-based workshop that inspires and equips men of different economic levels, ages and cultures to become confidently engaged with their infants, support their mates and personally navigate their transformation into dads.
Boot Camp is validated by research and has been named a best practice by many organizations that consider it an exceptional means of supporting dads-to-be and fostering behaviors that greatly benefit children and help prevent a wide range of social ills. Founded in 1990, the non-profit Boot Camp for New Dads has graduated more than 325,000 men, making it by far the nation’s largest program for new fathers, and is now offered in 44 states, on U.S. military bases, Canada and the U.K.
March 2, 2021
Dr. Michele Borba is an educational psychologist, best-selling author of many books most notably UnSelfie, and TODAY show contributor who has spoken to over one million participants on five continents and to countless media about child development issues.
She blends 40 years of teaching and consulting experience with the latest science to offer sound, realistic advice to parents, teachers and child advocates about helping children thrive.
Dr. Borba’s latest book Thrivers is an urgently needed guide to address the staggering increase in anxiety, stress and emptiness for children from preschool to high school. She explains why the old markers of accomplishment (grades, test scores) are no longer reliable predictors of success in the 21st century – and she offers 7 teachable traits that will safeguard our kids for the future. Those essential character strengths-confidence, empathy, self-control, integrity, curiosity, perseverance, and optimism-will allow kids to roll with the punches and succeed in life.
February 16, 2021
Joann Crohn is a parenting expert who helps moms feel confident in different areas of parenting – from raising empowered kids to accomplishing personal goals. An accomplished writer, podcast host and speaker, appearing in national media and founder of the blogging site, NoGuiltMom.com. Joann is a former elementary school teacher with a Master’s degree focused in Curriculum and Instruction as well as a Board Certified in Middle Childhood Education.
February 2, 2021
Natalie Silverstein is the author of Simple Acts: The Busy Family’s Guide to Giving Back, volunteer and passionate advocate for family service. Natalie holds a Masters in Public Health from Yale University and after a 15-year career in hospital administration, managed care and healthcare consulting, she now works as a freelance writer and editor with a particular focus on the non-profit sector and community service.
In September 2013, Natalie launched the first local affiliate of Doing Good Together. Doing Good Together is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit with the mission of helping parents raise kids who care and contribute. As the coordinator for the New York area, she curates a free monthly email listing of family-friendly service opportunities that is distributed to thousands of subscribers.
January 19, 2021
Raised by two psychologists, Tessa Stuckey has a natural deep interest in human interaction and genuine relationships. Now, a therapist herself, Tessa works with teenagers, and has decided to take on parenting from a new perspective.
Tessa coaches and presents to parents her research on today’s teen depression, anxiety and suicide rate focusing on parent/child connection. Tessa and her husband, Joseph, live in Houston, Texas where they are actively raising their four sons and continuing the fight against today’s cultural effects.
January 5, 2021
Carrie Dorr is a Successful Entrepreneur, the former founder and CEO of Pure Barre, Health + Wellness Expert, Seasoned Franchisor, Authentic + Engaging Speaker, Wife, Mom of 3 and Philanthropist. Her background started as a professional dancer, choreographer and law school graduate.
In 2001, she started Pure Barre I believe out of the basement of her home, and eventually out of mine and it went on to become a highly successful franchise.
Most recently she has created a 2 workout Methods- O44 METHOD + O44 BARRE + an at-home BOX.
It’s $39/month for 8 new workouts.
November 17, 2020
W. Brad Johnson is the author of Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace, the first practical, research-based guide for how to be a male ally to women in the workplace. Filled with firsthand accounts from both men and women, and tips for getting started, the book shows how men can partner with their female colleagues to advance women’s leadership and equality by breaking ingrained gender stereotypes, overcoming unconscious biases, developing and supporting the talented women around them, and creating productive and respectful working relationships with women.
Brad is a professor of psychology in the Dept. of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the US Naval Academy and a faculty associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University.
November 11, 2020
Karissa Rund is a super survivor, a speaker and a storyteller. She feels uniquely suited to talk about suffering and overcoming darkness because her life has had more than its share of tragedy. Her mother died of breast cancer when Karissa was just 11 years old, she survived the Columbine shooting as a high school freshman. When she was 20, she became a war widow when her husband and high school sweetheart was killed in action in Iraq.
At 31, she was diagnosed with “terminal” Stage IV cancer. Karissa was educated in journalism at the University of Colorado Boulder, in public relations at Georgetown University, in business at the University of Colorado Denver and in theology at Denver Seminary. In addition to fighting for her life, Karissa is also currently co-authoring an as-of-yet untitled novel about her one in a trillion life. She’s married to Doug, her first husband’s brother.
You can visit her website here.
October 20, 2020
Lydia Rueger is a writer and editor for Colorado Parent magazine. After many years of writing children’s books on the side, she has released her first picture book, Victor and the Vroom, about a regular car with a not-so-regular engine, based on her son’s diagnosis of ADHD. Victor learns that yes, his engine was built exactly the way it was supposed to be built, and also yes, there are many things he can do to help make the most of his powerful engine.
October 6, 2020
Shannon Brescher Shea is devoted to telling authentic stories about green living and parenting. She’s the author of the environmental parenting advice book Growing Sustainable Together: Practical Resources to Raise Kind, Engaged, Resilient Children and writes the parenting blog We’ll Eat You Up, We Love You So. After receiving a master’s degree from Oxford University in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy, she worked for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and U.S. Department of Energy. She biked from New York City to Washington D.C. to raise money for climate change advocacy, protested the Keystone XL pipeline when she was pregnant, and led family community bike rides.
Shea has bylines in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, Sierra Magazine, Scary Mommy, and Romper. She lives in the Washington D.C. suburbs with her husband and two kids.
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October 9, 2019
Eve Rodsky is a Harvard Law School attorney. After working in foundation management at J.P. Morgan, she founded the Philanthropy Advisory Group to advise families and charitable foundations on the best practices. Eve was raised by a single mom in New York City and now lives in LA with her husband and their three children. Fair Play is her debut book that started from a text and some tears almost 8 years ago!
September 25, 2019
Caroline Maguire is the author of the book Why Will No One Play With Me? She is a passionate personal coach, author, teacher, and speaker whose work has inspired important conversations about social skills in elementary and middle schools across the U.S. She specializes in children who have autism, ADHD, LD, executive function or social skills deficits. She says her dedication, passion, and efforts are a direct result of her own struggles to fit in as a child with ADHD and dyslexia.
September 11, 2019
Jack is a high school student and the founder of Detach. He has a mission to help other teens break free from digital dependency and addiction. He considers the impact that technology addiction has on his generation a social epidemic and wants to save his generation! Jack believes that he can help bridge the gap between parents and kids to develop healthy screen habits and better digital balance.
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