Archive for May 2014

Carol Dweck, PhD

Developing a Growth Mindset!

with Louise Kuo Habakus

When someone says “there are two kinds of people in the world,” what comes to mind?

Those who walk into a room and say “There you are!” and those who say “Here I am!” (Abigail Van Buren)

People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. (Mark Twain)

Those with loaded guns, and those who dig. (Clint Eastwood in The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly)

Those with a growth mindset, and those with a fixed mindset.” (Stanford professor, Carol Dweck)

In her groundbreaking book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol explains why…

  • abilities and talent aren’t enough to bring success
  • praise and positive labels are dangerous and may actually kill motivation
  • the way we respond to failure, and the potential for failure, may hold one of the keys to fulfilling our true potential.

She discusses the truth about ability and accomplishment, and offers fascinating insights into the pivotal role of mindset in sports, leadership, (love) relationships, and more. This book may change the way you parent.

Carol Dweck, PhD is one of the world’s leading researchers in the fields of personality, social, and developmental psychology. She examines the self-conceptions (or mindsets) people use to structure the self and guide their behavior. She researches the origins of these mindsets, their role in motivation and self-regulation, and their impact on achievement and interpersonal processes. Carol is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


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Brian Thornburg, MD with Kelly Brogan. MD

Pediatrics today:

  • Crowded waiting rooms
  • Sneezing, snotting kids
  • 7-10 minute visits
  • prescriptions
  • and shots.

Meet Dr. Brian Thornburg. The second national concierge practice, he is pioneering a new way to return to caring for the whole child, in their whole family.

Join us as we explore some hot topics including:

  • What’s wrong with pediatrics today?
  • Why are kids sick in the way that they are? Both chronically and acutely?
  • How is your practice model different?
  • What are well visits really for? Who do they benefit?
  • Decision-making around vaccination has been demonstrated to be most heavily influenced by provider-education. How do you approach this in your practice?

Brian Thornburg, MD is a board-certified pediatrician who trained at the Medical College of Georgia Children’s Medical Center and at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a strong interest in child development, patient education, the mind-body-spirit connection, healthy living, and personalizing the medical system to meet the needs of each family. He practices with his wife, Helen Thornburg, MD, an emergency medicine physician. They have eight children ranging, in birth dates from 2002 to 2013.. The family lives on a small farm in Naples and raises cows, goats, chickens, guinea hens and peacocks. They promote self-sustainability and grow a wide variety of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs.



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This book makes me positively giddy.

Why, you might ask?

Because I’m on the brink of making some big changes!

Every New Year’s Eve, I make resolutions. They’re always the same. And I’m embarrassed to admit that they always fall by the wayside. Maybe I’m not committed enough? Maybe I already have too much on my plate? It only comforts me a little to know I’m not alone. Fully 92% of people fail to keep their shiny new personal commitments for one full year.

Enter, Caroline Arnold. She’s a managing director of a major Wall Street firm who won a major award for building the auction system for the Google IPO. She’s clearly very accomplished in her professional life. But she struggled in making personal behavioral changes. In her words: “For most of my life, I lived the common experience in resolution making–I failed nearly all the time.”

That is, until she discovered the art and joy of making microresolutions.

This is a really fun book, most of all because it’s both practical and hopeful. Caroline is smart, savvy, and humble about the change process. I really loved her advice about sleep, food, clutter, relationships, and more. Listen in… you won’t regret it.

Oh, and in case you’re curious, the Book of Odds lists the top New Year’s resolutions for 2014. They include losing weight, getting organized, saving money, staying fit and healthy. Maybe yours can be found in this list? Caroline offers thought provoking research and surprisingly simple, small shifts in the areas of sleep, clutter, punctuality, and more.

Spring is a time of renewal and transformation. In the spirit of the season, let’s make our first set of microresolutions together. Because thinking small can lead to great things!


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Host: Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD

Guests: Jill Tappert and Tasmin Cordie, DC

Children and teens today face enormous struggles just to learn, play, socialize, or comply with simple requests.

Estimates range from six to forty percent of our kids using stimulant or other psychotropic medications in America today, depending on age and whether they are in foster care.

Can we bring some of the joy and ease of learning and growing up back into our children’s lives? Yes, we can – and food may be the most pivotal piece.

This show is about the ways that food, fats, and fungus (yup, fungus) may be working against your child’s efforts to learn, grow, thrive, and experience more success with friends and studies. 

Jill Tappert, Esq is a leader in the Colorado autism community, an attorney, a wife, and the parent of two children, one of whom has significant medical and mental health challenges. From the beginning, Jill found that her daughter’s needs often do not fit into existing boxes, options or categories. Determined to give her child the best chance at a safe, fulfilled, and reasonably happy life, she has been working tirelessly to create change and opportunity for her daughter and the broader community. Jill co-founded the Boulder Campus of The Joshua School. She served on the Boards of The Joshua School and the Autism Society of Colorado.

Tasmin Cordie, DC is a chiropractor who has shifted her practice heavily in to nutrition using a technique called Nutrition Response Testing. Learn about how this nuanced skill set has changed the lives of people in Tasmin’s practice, and why she found that just using chiropractic techniques alone was not enough for her patients.


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