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Perfectionists are extraordinary people.

Their vision, determination, and commitment to only the very best has allowed seemingly unreachable ambitions to be realized and ground-breaking techniques to be discovered. Without them, the world as we know it would be virtually unrecognizable.

But their dedication comes at a price.

The pursuit of perfection is often so intense that mental and physical health is frequently compromised, with the continual feelings of never being good enough sending many perfectionists on the road to depression and burnout.

Julian Reeve, a former music director of the Broadway musical Hamilton, turned perfectionism contributor, speaker, and author of Captain Perfection & the Secret of Self-Compassion: A Self-Help Book for the Young Perfectionist. Visit AND for more information on self-compassion and other perfectionism solutions.

Tehya's Story

“When you are Happy, you enjoy the music. When you are Sad, you understand the lyrics.” This quote about Bipolar begins to express the rollercoaster life of someone who lives with it. The extremes and the relief of the middle. Waiting for the other shoe to drop and the repair process in the aftermath. Bipolar is the healing or the curse of dancing…depending on the person’s current state.


This is Tehya’s life. Early diagnosis. Early Medication. Early trauma. a lifetime of recovery work, including her current path towards a Ph.D. in Neuro Science.

Join me for this incredible story. Tehya is transparent and willing to use her story to teach parents.


A Family is Only as Sick as It's Secrets

John Ingham tells his harsh truth story of growing up as an addict in a family of addicts.

Be Advised: Explicit Language.

“My gateway was my family.” Transparency and Truth, John paints the picture of recovery that feels familiar to a lot of us and relieves the pressure of feeling like you are alone in your struggle. Starting at 8 years old and now supporting teens in recovery getting into college. An inspiring story of family love, drug use, and moving on.

Killing the Dragon

Smoking Cigarettes has been deemed just as addictive as using Heroin; my guest today refutes this claim. John De Miranda has been substance-free for over 40 years and has dedicated his life to researching and understanding the Nicotine Industry.

Today, he wants to call parents and our culture out on how we educate our youth around the subject of substance use and distinguish myth from fact when it comes to addiction and experimentation.

He's Got his Mothers Eyes and His Fathers Trauma.

We pass down alot to our children, genetically and emotionally. As parents, we try to figure out where our child’s behavior comes from, especially when they are acting out and struggling.

My guest today will guide us through the concept of Epigenetics, the study of how trauma is passed down through generations. 

Carolyn Ross, a Board Certified Medical Doctor and specialist in addiction disorder, dedicates her practice to understanding the effects of Epigenetics and how parents can build awareness of how their own experience is affecting their children.

Incarceration or Recovery?

Times are changing, and we are seeing laws surrounding legal punishment of drug crimes change all over the country. How do we decide as a nation who gets incarcerated and who gets sent to rehab? And, how is this affecting YOUR struggling teen?

My guest is David Dawd, from the Department of Corrections, discusses how legislation and laws are changing the way we look at addiction in our penal system.

What is Right With You?

Let’s shake up the “norm” of psychology. It is often our way, as human beings, to ask, “what is wrong with me?” “What is wrong with my kid?” “What is wrong with my marriage?” 
Today, let us ask, “What is RIGHT?” 

Jean Campbell accompanies me to discuss Positive Psychology, the practice of focusing individuals on their progress and positive impact, rather than focusing on the negative. She will explain why this is so vital for parents to understand with their teens and see it affecting clients’ progress today.


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