ADHD: A New Brain for a New Age

Listen to the Show here: ADHD – A new Mind for A New World

August 1, 2011
Guest: Cheryl Healey
Guest Website: The Gift of You

About the Show:
Why are so many sensitive children given a label of ADHD?  Why do the numbers keep increasing?  What can you as a parent do to help your child avoid this label and treat or avoid symptoms naturally?  Learn the big, complex picture of ADHD and how you can help these children whether you are a parent or a concerned individual.  The time is now to turn the tide for these kids.  The children will be glad you did and so will you!

Change Thrivers Tip by Cheryl Healy:
Sensitive children including ADHD and ADD kids have a higher sensory perception than norm. The can multi-task naturally and process more information which is suited to the exponentially increasing amount of information they are bombarded with.

Symptoms are mostly physical and usually a reaction to some kind of allergy. Allergies are extremely common in sensitive and ADHD children. They could be allergic to variety of things such as food preservatives, cleaning products, other chemicals and toxins.

You might like to check your children for three things:

  1. Food Allergies
  2. Leaky gut – a name used to describe intestinal or bowel hyperpermeability. Increased intestinal permeability begins with inflammation and irritation to the lining of the digestive tract. Over time, the intestinal lining begins to wear and break down. This forms large gaps between your intestinal cells which then allow toxins, pathogens, and undigested food particles to enter your bloodstream.
  3. Toxins

Recommended Resources by Cheryl Healey:
Book: Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders:


Documentaries: Food Inc. and Processed People

About Cheryl Healey:

Cheryl Healey is the creative and passionate Founder of The Gift of You Coaching and training programs.  With a heartfelt desire to help children and teens remember the gift they are and what they bring to this world, Cheryl is facilitating positive transformation. Working with children and teens with ADHD and their families looking for drug-free solutions evolved from Cheryl’s vision.  Growing up is challenging enough, but add ADHD to the mix and it’s even easier to feel like you don’t “fit in”. As a Wellness Coach and Empowerment Solution Provider, remarkable and energetic Motivational Speaker and Personal Development Teacher, Cheryl educates and inspires you and your child to try new things to create the life of your dreams.

How to Help Your Preschoolers Manage Stress!

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Listen to the Show here: How to Help Your Preschooler Manage Stress
June 6, 2011
Guest: Dr. Mo Pertik
Dr. Mo’s Website: Dr. Mo Pertik

Change Thrivers Tip by Dr. Mo:
First know how you are feeling before dealing with your children’s emotion.
Use the GBS System

  • Goal  Selection (Stress Management) – To have a well-adjusted child that knows options and how to control and manage stress.
  • Breading (Breath Awareness) – Taking in a moment to pause, taking in a breath, keeping that goal in mind, breathing in and breathing out. You can do this with your children. In a tough situation when they can’t  manage, you can use bubbles or balloons.
  • Shift Gears – (Make a choice) Be aware of feelings, making a positive choice in terms of how you look at a situation. “I hear and I forget, I see and remember, I do and I understand. Talk about feelings, share problem solving skills, share enjoyable activities, singing, rhyming, playing and something that is very important, doing nothing.

About the Show:
We don’t often think of preschoolers as being stressed. After all isn’t stress a grown up thing? Dr. Maria Pertik RN, PhD known fondly as “Dr. Mo” says there are many situations that can stress your small children. In this program Afsaneh Noori will ask Dr. Mo to share what can stress children, how stress shows up in a child and the solutions she can offer our listeners. Dr. Mo is the author of “Stress Management and ME” which explains the art of teaching kids stress management and positive health.

About Dr. Mo: 
Dr. Mo certainly has one of the most interesting and diverse resumes and interest5s. She has both a medical and psychological background. Not only is she a Registered Nurse, but she also has a Masters degree in Holistic Health and a Doctorate in Psychology. She is the author of many international publications, including Stress Management and ME offered in several countries. The Peace Corps in Ecuador are currently using it.  This book is a time tested a self-help book for young children on how to manage stress. Her latest book which she plans on being a best seller is: Shaking Hands With Alzheimer’s Disease a Guide for Compassion, Seven Steps for Compassionate Care giving. 

Dr. Mo is a world traveler and teacher. In the last twelve months she has been studying and teaching in India and Ecuador, spending time in Dharmasala where the Dalai Lama resides.  She also has been a volunteer in Haiti, and the barrios of Santa Domingo, Ecuador. As a hobby Dr. Mo likes to be an extra in movies.  My favorites that I was an extra in were EAT PRAY LOVE, and ADJUSTMENT BUREAU.  “ I find film to be fascinating, and it is true, all the world is a stage”. 

Dr. Mo says, “I have been passionate about why some people can survive immense trauma, and flourish while others self impose struggle for their entire lives. I have found that the way people manage stress is THE tipping point.” She can be reached at her website: Dr. Mo

Delicately Dealing with Difficult People

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Listen to the Show here: Dealing Delicately with Difficult People
May 2011
Guest: Monica Wafford
Monica’s Website: Monica Wafford Companies

Change Thrivers Tip by Monica:

In any communication scenario, the more you can be authentic, be honest, be clear and be kind, the more effective your communication will be. When we communicate that way, we find that people will respond in similar way. The communication dialogue flows as opposed to being stalled.

The authenticity is key because it shows who you really are. The honesty is key because you talk about what your need really is. The clarity is key because it fosters understanding. And the kindness is important because there is so much stress, so much negativity and so much difficulty in the world which we live that is easy to fuel a reactionary pattern for most of us. When people expect you to be less than kind, a simple kind word can elevate the level of understanding and communication to a platform that maybe you didn’t expect but are glad to receive.