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54 minutes | 5 days ago
Starting a New Chapter
Dr. Connie welcomes the start of a new year with how one begins a new chapter in life. Her special guest Rob Rafanan is from her Canadian family, calling in from Milton, Ontario. Rob shares the struggles and triumphs of his personal journey with health, work, and family life that led him to make dramatic changes. Listen in as Dr. Connie and Rob discuss beginning a new chapter in life towards a healthier mind, body and spirit.
55 minutes | a month ago
Reflections and Resolutions
It’s the last show of 2020 and the first show of Dr. Connie’s 6th season of House Calls. Dr. Connie is joined by Dr. Patricia Pepper and Elina Pepper to reflect on how the past year has affected their lives and what they have learned that can help listeners. This is Dr. Patti's 4th guest visit to House Calls, and Elina will provide the perspective of a Dartmouth undergraduate student. Looking forward, Dr. Connie and her guests discuss New Year's resolutions and how to transform the challenges of 2020 into a positive outlook for 2021.
53 minutes | 2 months ago
Health, Wealth and Gratitude
As Thanksgiving ushers in the holiday season, Dr. Connie reflects on the theme of gratitude. 2020 is drawing to a close, and she will encourage listeners to count their blessings after what was a difficult and painful year for many. Dr. Connie welcomes in-studio guest, Nancy Kinnard, Vice President and Private Banking Relationship Manager for National Bank of Arizona, to discuss how listeners can manage finances during this challenging time. Finish the year 2020 with a plan to count both your savings and your blessings!
52 minutes | 3 months ago
Pandemic, Politics and Peace
Do you feel your blood pressure rising day by day? You're not alone. We are living in fear of not only the pandemic- and the health and economic implications- but we are in the midst of one of the most crucial elections in modern history. Dr. Connie, a veteran of three presidential campaigns (Bush-Clinton-Bush), will share her unique perspective of the political process and her prescription for how to decide who is worthy of your vote.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
The Show Must Go On
When movie theaters are shut down and viewers are sheltering-in-place at home, what do they watch to entertain, educate, and escape from real life (to reel life)? Some of Dr. Connie's favorite guests, House Calls veterans Dr. Dick and Leslie Ridenour, return to the show to share ideas, observations, and recommendations for in-home movies and television. Listen in to this light-hearted episode and discover some new shows to add to your queue!
54 minutes | 5 months ago
Room and Zoom
In the past several months, nearly half of Americans have begun working from home more than ever before, and we all found ourselves being at home more than usual. Dr. Connie’s in studio guest, interior designer Barbara Kaplan, will share her advice on how to create an inspiring, productive, efficient and comfortable home office space. Barbara will also give tips on how to set the stage for those Zoom calls to project the right image and message. Listen in on how to design your living space for success, health and well-being.
53 minutes | 6 months ago
The Gift of Friendship
Dr. Connie and friend Marcia Meyer honor the memory of their dear friend Lecia Scaglione who passed away suddenly on June 18th. They share the lessons learned from the life of Lecia and how she was the epitome of a true and loving friend. This month's show outlines the importance of friendship in our lives, now more than ever, and what makes a great friend. Listen in and learn how the love of friends is the best medicine.
52 minutes | 7 months ago
Five True Things
Right when you thought things were bad, they get worse. Has that been your experience lately? Dr. Connie’s special show discusses how acceptance of Five True Things can reduce anxiety, bring more peace, and offer understanding to our stressful lives. Her guest is Dr. Dave Richo, psychotherapist and author of many books including Five True Things: A Little Guide to Embracing Life’s Big Challenges. Listen in as Dr. Connie interviews the author on how his book can lead to more peace and joy in your life.
56 minutes | 8 months ago
Post Pandemic Stress & Disruption
Are you experiencing what Dr. Connie calls “PPSD” or Post Pandemic Stress & Disruption? Tune in to this month’s episode for tips on recovering from this time, no matter how you were affected by the pandemic. We all still have much to be grateful for. Be grateful if you didn’t get infected and sick. Be grateful if you didn’t lose a loved one from Covid-19. Be grateful if you didn’t lose your job or your life’s savings. For those of you who have suffered from personal loss, our hearts go out to you. This show will be how we ALL can recover from the aftermath of the virus: how to heal our mind, body, and spirits. Dr. Connie has a special guest who is an expert in the mind-body-soul connection, Kathleen Gramzay, who specializes in body and mind performance to offer tools for recovery that can help us all.
53 minutes | 9 months ago
How to Survive and Thrive During Tough Times
This month’s episode is a timely and relevant topic as we are truly in difficult times right now--- pandemic and surrounding pandemonium disrupts our “normal” lives into one of fear of contagion, loss of jobs and savings for many people, and being social-distanced from human contact. Dr. Connie’s special call-in guest is an expert in the field of resilience. Tune in for this special hour of radio “therapy” and advice on how to not only survive but thrive, and grow emotionally and spiritually during this time.
54 minutes | 10 months ago
Going Viral - Battling the Bugs that Make Us Sick
Coronavirus and threat of pandemic disease have dominated the news for the past few months. Fear of infection has impacted all aspects of our lives from heavy losses on the stock market to cancellation of trips and large gatherings, to panic buying of masks and disinfectants. Dr. Connie’s in-studio guest is infectious disease expert Buffy Lloyd-Krejci who is an expert in infection control. Dr. Connie and Buffy, whom Dr. Connie affectionately calls “The Bug Slayer,“ will talk about how infection is controlled in health care facilities. They will discuss and advise how listeners can protect themselves from becoming infected by coronavirus, flu and other viruses. Tune in and don’t forget to remain calm, wash your hands, and don’t touch your face!
52 minutes | a year ago
All You Need Is Love
Dr. Connie celebrates the month of love with a special show about the different forms of love: Self-love, family love, love of friends, romantic love, and long-lasting love. Her special guest is Psychologist Dr. Julie Anné who returns for her fourth visit and is Dr. Connie’s most sought after expert to discuss relationships and what makes them thrive. Tune in for a show that will feed your soul and fill you with love.
52 minutes | a year ago
The Things that Count in Life
Most of us start the new year with resolutions or goals to guide the next 12 months. Since financial goals come in as the most popular resolution, specifically paying off debt and saving money, let’s start off the year talking about this hot topic. It makes good financial sense to have a special guest who is an expert on financial management. Dr. Connie welcomes someone who handles a very large budget successfully, Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee! Treasurer Yee will discuss with Dr. Connie financial management, avoiding debt, budgeting, and saving money. In addition, Dr. Connie and Treasurer Yee will discuss New Year’s resolutions and the things that count in life.
55 minutes | a year ago
The Gifts of Christmas
This week, Dr. Connie is getting festive with in-studio guest Dr. Patti Pepper. They will be talking about all things Christmas, and diving into the topic of gifts: material and spiritual, memories made, and fun ways to give. Have yourself a merry little episode and listen in for a light-hearted conversation.
54 minutes | a year ago
Gratitude and Peace
With the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday in the air, we focus on being thankful for our blessings and at peace with the difficulties in life which we often don't consider blessings. Dr. Connie leads a show on how to cope, heal and live in a grateful manner, content in the midst of pain and difficulty. Joining Dr. Connie in studio is Alan Sears, Vice-Chairman of the Alliance Defending Freedom Foundation Board of Directors. He will share insights from his new book 'The Soul of an American President: The Untold Story of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Faith,' which reveals how American General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower coped with WWII, the American presidency, as well as personal pain and loss.
55 minutes | a year ago
Getting enough rest is vital to a long and healthy life. Sleep is particularly important for children and often a hot-topic for those who live with them. Dr. Connie will be delving into the subject of sleep in this month’s episode, joined by pediatric sleep psychologist, Dr. Lynelle Schneeberg. Dr. Schneeberg will share advice from her new book, Become Your Child’s Sleep Coach: The Bedtime Doctor’s 5-Step Guide, Ages 3 – 10.
53 minutes | a year ago
Joy to the World: Passion and Play
If you love what you do for a living, is it really work? Dr. Connie ponders this question in this month’s episode of House Calls as she dives in to the next Presidential Secret to Longevity: Play. Live in studio is special guest James Patrick III, who truly epitomizes the lifestyle of playing as a career.
52 minutes | a year ago
Phoenix Rising: How to Recover and Move Forward
Through all the trials and tribulations of life, a true demonstration of character and spirit is the ability to stand back up again. Dr. Connie looks at the impact of loss, tragedy and pain and how to recover, survive and thrive in the aftermath. Dr. Connies two guests in studio are Dr. Hilda Villaverde and Mary Beth Stern, authors of many books in the Living Brave series which focus on stories told by women who undergo difficulties and the lessons they have learned during the recovery.
54 minutes | 2 years ago
Doctor and Now Widow: The Wounded Healer
Every day is a gift. Every moment is precious. Dr Connie shares her personal pain losing her beloved husband John Weber on July 1, 2019. Most importantly, she shares the lessons she’s learned about love, life, and letting go. Please join her for a powerful episode that will bring comfort and positivity.
56 minutes | 2 years ago
Moving to Longer Life
You've heard it your whole life - if you don't use it, you lose it. The importance of exercise, mobility, and flexibility are clear in research and common sense, and yet many people struggle to form healthy active routines. Don't fall into the sedentary trap! Dr. Connie invites an entrepreneurial physical fitness expert to her show to talk about health and well being. The theme of this episode is physical activity, Dr. Connie's 5th secret to Presidential Longevity.
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