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Grab a cup of coffee or tea, fall into your "virtual comfy chair" and join in on the conversation between Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pam Peeke and as they cut through the confusion and share the naked bottom-line truth about all things woman. Dialing up top experts to discuss women's greatest lifetime triumphs and challenges, Michelle, acclaimed women's advocate and Dr. Peeke, renowned women's health expert, fearlessly tackle it all: HER body, HER mind, HER wellness, HER sex, HER relationships, HER aging, HER beauty only on HER Radio.

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  • Modern Menopause Solutions

    Modern Menopause Solutions

    09/10/2020

    She did it, she said the M-word. And that's what we'll be talking about today, menopause.She did it, she said the M-word. And that's what we'll be talking about today, menopause. But there is a new narrative emerging around menopause. What is it, and what does it mean to aging women? Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su is the Chief Medical Officer for Gennev, an online clinic for midlife and menopauseWe'll hear the doctors talk all about menopause education, helping women understand their bodies, how much sex you should be having, and what Dr. Pam likes to call "shapeshifting."

  • Navigating An Extraordinary Life Transition

    Navigating An Extraordinary Life Transition

    08/10/2020

    Dr. Pam finds many of her guests from their outstanding profiles in the Wall Street Journal. And that's the case with today's guest Wynne Nowland.Dr. Pam finds many of her guests from their outstanding profiles in the Wall Street Journal. And that's the case with today's guest Wynne Nowland. Wynne was recently featured in the publication after coming out as transgender to the company she runs. Wynne is the CEO of Bradley & Parker, a privately held insurance, risk management, and financial services firm. She did this just weeks after her 56th birthday. in this episode, Wynne tells us about life since she sent that email out to her staff, the highs and lows of the public's reception, how her background as a business leader helped during her transition, and the importance of public education when it comes to discussing transgender people.Find her WSJ article "What Happened When a CEO Came Out as Transgender" here.

  • What Are We Eating During This Pandemic?

    What Are We Eating During This Pandemic?

    01/10/2020

    Can you believe we're going on 7 months of this pandemic mess? As we head into fall, it seems like some people are starting to head back to restaurants, but a LOT have been getting into cooking and baking.Can you believe we're going on 7 months of this pandemic mess? As we head into fall, it seems like some people are starting to head back to restaurants, but a LOT have been getting into cooking and baking.Well, today we're talking to Chef Abbie Gelman, who has been a Registered Dietitian for more than a decade, and a chef for twice as long as that. She talks with Dr. Pam about diving into comfort food when the world gets crazy, batch cooking for your future self, changing your diet for boosting immunity, and navigating the grocery store in a pandemic.

  • How To Stay Positive As Aging Takes Its Tolls

    How To Stay Positive As Aging Takes Its Tolls

    24/09/2020

    No one wants to talk about aging, as everything heads south and changes on our bodies. But it's a topic that Dr. Beth Frates loves to discuss! No one wants to talk about aging, as everything heads south and changes on our bodies. But it's a topic that Dr. Beth Frates loves to discuss! Dr. Beth Frates is a pioneer in lifestyle medicine education, an award-winning teacher at Harvard, and regular on the HER Podcast. We'll hear Dr. Frates and Dr. Pam talk about bringing joy, positivity, and FUN to the aging process, and why its never to late to start investing in your body and building your healthy lifestyle.**For our loyal HER fans, a quick show note - we will only be releasing new episodes ONCE a week on THURSDAYS now - as always, thanks for listening!**

  • A Mathematicians Manifesto for Rethinking Gender

    A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender

    21/09/2020

    Dr. Eugenia Cheng's resume is stacked as high as it is versatile. It includes being a concert pianist, WSJ columnist, mathematician, and author.Dr. Eugenia Cheng's resume is stacked as high as it is versatile. It includes being a concert pianist, WSJ columnist, mathematician, and author. Her latest book is x+y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender and explores what numbers and data can tell us about gender. In this fascinating episode, Dr. Cheng and Dr. Pam talk about reimagining the ways we think about math, being outnumbered by men in their academic fields, separating the character from gender, and the new terminology she has developed to describe people outside of their gender stereotypes.

  • Fertility Treatments are Now Company Business

    Fertility Treatments are Now Company Business

    17/09/2020

    We as women have been taught for ages to be quiet on certain topics. Especially things like fertility. And nowadays, we're talking about this stuff more openly, even at work! IVF treatments, infertility journeys, pregnancy difficulties, and more have become commonplace water cooler chat.We as women have been taught for ages to be quiet on certain topics. Especially things like fertility. And nowadays, we're talking about this stuff more openly, even at work! IVF treatments, infertility journeys, pregnancy difficulties, and more have become commonplace water cooler chat. Rachel Feintzeig is the Work & Life columnist at The Wall Street Journal, writing about the intersection of jobs and everything else. She covers management and career trends as a reporter for the paper's management bureau, writing about everything from dating at work to people who get tattoos of their company's logo.She talks about breaching difficult personal life topics to coworkers and supervisors, the shift to being more open about the

  • Why Being Kind Helps You, Too—Especially Now

    Why Being Kind Helps You, Too—Especially Now

    14/09/2020

    Life is frustrating right now, no doubt about it. Maybe you got mad at someone in the grocery store the other day for not wearing a mask, or gave someone a dirty look for standing too close to you. In this episode, we're talking kindness during the COVID-19 pandemic.Life is frustrating right now, no doubt about it. Maybe you got mad at someone in the grocery store the other day for not wearing a mask, or gave someone a dirty look for standing too close to you. In this episode, we're talking kindness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Elizabeth Bernstein is back on the show to talk about another of her pieces in the Wall Street Journal column "Bonds", which focuses on how we can best relate to others and to ourselves. Elizabeth and Dr. Pam talk about the science of kindness, what happens in your body when someone is kind to you, and how we can practice kindness more often in a time where it's needed more than ever.Check out Elizabeth's piece: Why Being Kind Helps You, Too—Especially Now

  • A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science

    A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science

    10/09/2020

    Dr. Rita Colwell is a Distinguished University Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.Dr. Rita Colwell is a Distinguished University Professor both at the University of Maryland at College Park and at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.She was the 11th director of the National Science Foundation, authored or co-authored 17 books and over 800 scientific publications, and has been awarded 55 honorary degrees from institutions of higher education. And these are just a few of the many accolades and honors Dr. Colwell has amassed in her long career.She joins Dr. Pam this episode to talk about her new book A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science, and share stories or the experiences and the obstacles in her hard-fought journey to become a scientist as a woman, touching on resiliency, grit, equality, and opportunity in the field.

  • Exercising In A Pandemic

    Exercising In A Pandemic

    07/09/2020

    The best place to be during this pandemic is outdoors (if you're doing it correctly).The best place to be during this pandemic is outdoors (if you're doing it correctly).But even something as simple as going outside is still a bit confusing: do I need to wear a mask outside? What about if I'm riding my bike? And what happens if someone jogs by me a little too close? Gretchen Reynolds is back on the show to help us sort these new rules out when it comes to exercising in the pandemic. She writes the "Phys Ed" column for the New York Times which posts online as part of the "Well" blog and also appears in the print edition of the paper's "Science Times."

  • Why Smell Is Critical To Your Well Being

    Why Smell Is Critical To Your Well Being

    03/09/2020

    Smellosophy. Ever heard of it? Well, what started out as a joke has become a book and a career for Ann Sophie Barwich.Smellosophy. Ever heard of it? Well, what started out as a joke has become a book and a career for Ann Sophie Barwich. With a background in philosophy, Dr. Barwich explores the relationship between smells, cognition, and our perception.She talks to Dr. Pam about why she's so drawn to researching smells, how your life and wellbeing change when you lose your sense of smell, and how smell is actually important when you're choosing your life partner!

  • Foods That Battle Stress During the Pandemic

    Foods That Battle Stress During the Pandemic

    31/08/2020

    Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the aftereffects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety?Did you know that blueberries can help you cope with the after-effects of trauma? That salami can cause depression, or that boosting Vitamin D intake can help treat anxiety? Food does so much more than nourish our bodies and provide us with energy. It's mental as well! Dr. Uma Naidoo is a nutritional psychiatrist, and the author of a brand new book This Is Your Brain on Food: An Indispensable Guide to the Surprising Foods That Fight Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and More. She and Dr. Pam talk about all things nutrition in this episode: their shared backgrounds in the study, the relationship between the gut and the brain, dealing with low libido, how alcohol is a depressant, and "treat days" instead of "cheat days." 

  • An Unusual Post COVID Infection Problem: Dysautonomia

    An Unusual Post COVID Infection Problem: Dysautonomia

    27/08/2020

    We talk so much about preventing COVID-19 or how to tell if you have it. But what happens once you recover if you do get it? How does your life and body change after this unprecedented illness?  We talk so much about preventing COVID-19 or how to tell if you have it. But what happens once you recover if you do get it? How does your life and body change after this unprecedented illness?Well for some, those post COVID conditions include Dysautonomia. Now, what is THAT?! Lauren Stiles founded Dysautonomia International in 2012, after her own battle with the condition. She sustained a severe head injury at the age of 31, which left her bedridden for two years with no clear diagnosis and no effective treatment. She was eventually diagnosed with an autonomic nervous system disorder.She joins Dr. Pam to tell us more about what these disorders are, a similar condition called POTS, and raising awareness for these relatively unknown conditions. 

  • Learning How to Conquer Life’s Crises

    Learning How to Conquer Life’s Crises

    24/08/2020

    Do you feel like life is kind of collapsing all around you these days? We've talked about it a lot in recent episodes: the pandemic, political unrest, economic unrest, and much more. This moment is what Bruce Feiler calls a "lifequake", and he has the tools to get through to the other side. Do you feel like life is kind of collapsing all around you these days? We've talked about it a lot in recent episodes: the pandemic, political unrest, economic unrest, and much more. This moment is what Bruce Feiler calls a "lifequake", and he has the tools to get through to the other side. You might know Bruce from his vast resume: He is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers; the presenter of two prime-time series on PBS; and the inspiration for the drama "Council of Dads" on NBC. Bruce’s two TED Talks have been viewed more than two million times. In this jam-packed episode, Bruce & Dr. Pam cover many topics when it comes to transitions, fear, rituals, finding creativity amidst the changes, and Bruc

  • Is COVID Stress Creating Hormonal Chaos in Women?

    Is COVID Stress Creating Hormonal Chaos in Women?

    20/08/2020

    With everything going on in this world today, how is all of this stress and overwhelm affecting women on an endocrine level?   With everything going on in this world today, how is all of this stress and overwhelm affecting women on an endocrine level? Dr. Heather Hirsch is Board-certified in Internal Medicine, running a practice focused on menopausal hormone therapy, contraception and family planning, breast health, sexual dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. And she joins Dr. Pam this episode to talk wit, wisdom, and all things women in midlife.Hear about why Dr. Hirsch chose hormones and menopause as her specialty, the stigma, shame, and taboos around the end of a reproductive cycle, and the importance of individualized, customized care.

  • Women Age Differently Than Men: A Research Pioneer Explains

    Women Age Differently Than Men: A Research Pioneer Explains

    17/08/2020

    Today we're talking all things aging with an icon in the field of women's health.Today we're talking all things aging with an icon in the field of women's health. Marcia Stefanick, Ph.D., is a professor of medicine at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and a leading pioneer in women's health research. With over 200 publications her bio is extensive. Dr. Stefanick and Dr. Pam catch up on this episode and talk about The Women's Health Initiative, hormones,  and the role of diet, supplements, and physical activity in aging between males and females. 

  • Keep Your Lungs Strong During The COVID-19 Pandemic

    Keep Your Lungs Strong During The COVID-19 Pandemic

    13/08/2020

    There are a lot of things that our bodies need to survive. Eat, sleep, water. But technically you can go a few days without those - and you can't go more than maybe a few minutes without breathing.  There are a lot of things that our bodies need to survive. Eat, sleep, water. But technically you can go a few days without those - and you can't go more than maybe a few minutes without breathing.Now, breathing deeply and correctly is hard enough most days, but especially now with the world in the state it's in, and all the anxiety that's coming along with that. Kelly DiNardo is a writer and a yoga teacher, and talks all about breathing exercises and respiratory wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out Kelly's latest New York Times pieces: Breathe Better With These Nine Exercises & Simple Stretches to Combat All That Sitting

  • The Toll of Discrimination

    The Toll of Discrimination

    10/08/2020

    As a school teacher in the 1960's Jane Elliott became known for her exercise Brown Eyes Blue Eyes, exploring discrimination and racism in America.As a school teacher in the 1960's Jane Elliott became known for her exercise Brown Eyes Blue Eyes, exploring discrimination and racism in America. The reactions formed the basis for her career as a public speaker against discrimination.Jane joins Dr. Pam to talk about this groundbreaking study in racial prejudice, as well as the fight for equality still going on to this day.

  • Reinventing Your Life in the Time of COVID

    Reinventing Your Life in the Time of COVID

    06/08/2020

    When More Magazine ended its publication, women all over were upset. Well, luckily Lesley Jane Seymour, the former editor of that magazine stepped in to fill that voice with Covey Club.When More Magazine ended its publication, women all over were upset.Well, luckily Lesley Jane Seymour, the former editor of that magazine stepped in to fill that voice with Covey Club - an online club for women 40+ who want to continue learning, growing, and expanding their world by making new friends and deeper connections.Long time friends and colleagues Dr. Pam and Lesley catch up on this episode and also look at how COVID-19 is changing what community looks like. FOLLOW COVEY CLUB: facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecoveyclub/instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coveyclub/twitter: https://twitter.com/TheCoveyClublinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/coveyclub-com/about/Lesley's Podcast Reinvent Yourself

  • A Pandemic Problem for Older Workers: Will They Have to Retire Sooner?

    A Pandemic Problem for Older Workers: Will They Have to Retire Sooner?

    03/08/2020

    COVID-19 has changed the narrative in a lot of ways, but how about those who are in the retirement stage? What does the pandemic mean for them?COVID-19 has changed the narrative in a lot of ways, but how about those who are in the retirement stage? What does the pandemic mean for them? While some people were able to work at home early in the pandemic, the idea of safety, going back to an office, or dealing with job loss are giving those at this crossroads in life a something to think about what "work" will look like moving forward. Dorian Mintzer is a speaker and retirement coach and joins Dr. Pam to discuss just what you need to retire, and this New York Times piece she is featured in, "A Pandemic Problem for Older Workers: Will They Have to Retire Sooner?"

  • Managing Your Anger in These Very Tough Times

    Managing Your Anger in These Very Tough Times

    30/07/2020

    Elizabeth Bernstein has become a frequent guest on HER during the pandemic, discussing recent pieces from her Wall Street Journal column "Bonds", which focuses on how we can best relate to others and to ourselves.Elizabeth Bernstein has become a frequent guest on HER during the pandemic, discussing recent pieces from her Wall Street Journal column "Bonds", which focuses on how we can best relate to others and to ourselves. In her latest visit to the show, we're talking anger: how to manage it, when its useful, and how COVID-19 is driving us all a bit mad. Check out Elizabeth's piece: Anger Management for an Angry Time

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