Staying Connected in the New Normal of COVID-19

THE NEW REALITY Was it just me or was even the Superbowl off key this year? There were definitely less fans. We couldn’t celebrate in large groups. The famed Bud Light commercials had disappeared.  Something was off! Even the skilled performance of a Grammy award winning musician, carefully represented with social distance, missed connecting with … Read more

Healing Through Laughter

Healing Through Laughter

In this episode of Richard Listens, Richard is joined by long time Kabbalah Teacher, Theta Healer, and Improv Coach Daniel Naor as they discuss the power of laughter, overcoming fear and judgement, internal analysis, and so much more. You can also find more Richard Listens content on Instagram (@RichardListens), Facebook (@Richard Listens), and RichardListens.com.Support the … Read more

The Truth about Masculinity with Psychotherapist Michael Dickerson

The Truth about Masculinity with Psychotherapist Michael Dickerson

Dr. Michael Dickerson is a psychiatrist in San Francisco, California. He has been in practice between 6-10 years and treats mental illness, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. Most psychiatrists rely on a mix of medications and psychotherapy.Dr. Michael Dickerson a psychologist in Sacramento. Mainly working with college students at CSU Sacramento … Read more

Nationwide Call for Mental Health Experts in Crisis Response

Mental Health Crisis

After the killing of George Floyd, demands for law enforcement reform were shooting up each new day. Recently, several Los Angeles city council members proposed a new emergency-response model that highlights the use of expert mental health & substance abuse issues professionals rather than armed policemen in handling nonviolent emergency calls. Los Angeles as a … Read more

Racism, Virus and Mental Health- Triple Threat for Minority Groups

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At this very moment, the Black community is being shattered not only by tragic losses from epidemic COVID-19, but through violence brought by negative experiences with police and systems of authority. People of color are being burdened with stressors that leave a long-term impact on a structural, interpersonal and individual level. Wealth differences between non-white … Read more

Mental Health Crisis: The Second Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid second wave mental health

The COVID-19 pandemic is gearing up for the second round when people are still dealing with the aftereffects of the Coronavirus quarantine.  COVID-19 has stopped the world in its tracks. The respective governments around the world issued stay-at-home orders that entail avoiding physical touch, social gatherings, or simply helping someone in need, which goes against … Read more

Biz & Pro Athlete Retirement Coach Lorenda Phillips

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Today we’re speaking with Lorenda Phillips! Lorenda is a business and pro athlete retirement coach and consultant, whose Master’s Certification in Coaching from ICF and nearly 20 years of experience, puts her in a unique position to help pro athletes carry on a successful career long after their retirement from the game.

3 Ways to Be Courageous During the COVID-19 Pandemic

“Courage is not the absence of fear. It’s the ability to take action despite your fear.” I talk to and work with many people, and the most common thing that I discovered to get in their life’s way of success is- Fear. The most effective way to overcome fear, which I tell my clients is … Read more