Dr. Maegan Pisman: ABA Therapy, Access & Tele-Health Tech

Season 1, Episode 9

In this podcast we speak with Dr. Maegan Pisman who specializes in providing comprehensive- and focused-treatment applied behavioral analysis (ABA) services using a tele-health model for individuals with learning deficits or behavioral challenges.  Demand for ABA therapy services has accelerated rapidly since the early 1990s with much of the increase coming within the realm of interventions for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Families of people with Autism have played a major role in advocating for public policies and insurance coverage.  There still remains some confusion, misunderstanding, and misrepresentation regarding these services, its applications, and qualifications for practicing ABA professionally.

Dr. Pisman who has over 11 years of education, training and research experience in this area.  Her range of study includes work and research in areas including assessment and treatment of severe challenging behaviors, ASD and other disabilities, as well as pediatric feeding disorders.  

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy and its growth within the health field.
  • Why and how tele-health has improved access and outcomes for this therapy.
  • What a tele-health visit “looks” like for her clients.
  • The benefits of engaging with tele-health technology to improve benefits in urban and rural areas.
  • Dr. Pisman’s suggestions on how we can begin opening up to alternative access models for our own health.

Today’s Guest

Dr. Maegan Pisman, founder of Imbueity, providing applied behavior analytic (ABA) services for individuals, families, students, and organizations.

Chef Tank Sanatra: Real People, Real Experience

Season 1, Episode 8

This is our first ‘Real People, Real Experience’ interview where we engage with people, like us, who have a health story and success to share.  In this podcast we talk to Chef Tank Sanatra.  Chef Sanatra’s health issues date back to the age of 11.  He shares with us his thoughts, his trials, and how he’s discovered the best solutions for his health. We get into the details so be sure to listen and be inspired.

We’ll talk to Tank Sanatra about:

  • How he has learned to take charge of his own health over the past 20 years;
  • His life and health beginning at age 11 and how he went from being Tank to Chef Sanatra
  • His thoughts and suggestions on how to interact with our medical community;
  • How Chef Sanatra has adopted a new lifestyle and food habit that some of us may find to be impossible to adopt – yet Tank finds it rewarding.

Today’s Guest:

Chef Tank Sanatra, experienced health challenges at a young age and has been inspired to explore and adopt ways to better health.  You can find Chef Sanatra on Instragram @ChefSanatra

MeruHealth: Making Mental Healthcare Accessible & Effective

Season 1, Episode 7

In this podcast we speak with Kristian Ranta, founder of MeruHealth. MeruHealth is a digital mental health clinic offering an app based treatment program supported by licensed therapist.  The mission of MeruHealth is to make mental healthcare accessible and effective for everyone.  MeruHealth is based on a need that Kristian experienced within his own family.  He is now on a personal mission to help all people have access to the tools they need to overcome depression and anxiety. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How MeruHealth is using technology to redefine our access to mental health services.
  • The problems that are now being faced by patients needing care related to stigma, cost, and often slow access to qualified therapists. 
  • The increasing need for mental health services with employer provided health options.
  • How MeruHealth is bringing this option into the physician and corporate employee world where burnout is prevalent and leading to mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
  • Kristian’s thoughts on how we can begin thinking about how to explore and engage in using technology to support our mental health.

Today’s Guest

Kristian Ranta, founder of MeruHealth, is an energetic and creative entrepreneurial business builder who loves major global challenges.  He envisions a world in which all people have the tools they need to overcome depression and anxiety.
www.MeruHealth.com

Andy and Sharon: Society Jane – Cannabis, Women, Health & Fun

Season 1, Episode 6

Join me in a conversation with Andy Greenberg and Sharon Krinsky, founders of Society Jane, a cannabis concierge for discerning women.  Society Jane makes available discreet access to the latest and best cannabis goods, information and advice on consumption.

Prior to founding Society Jane, Andy and Sharon had been noticing the rolling wave of cannabis legalization making its way across the country.  They found that women were increasingly curious about the plant and its potential new, positive role in their lives.  So Andy and Sharon started asking themselves questions such as:

  • What if we made it safe, easy, interesting and fun for women to learn about cannabis from women they know and trust?
  • What if we worked to challenge stereotypes, dispel myths and remove the stigma of cannabis use among women?

Soon their “what ifs” became “why nots” and Society Jane was born.  And what started as a tiny medical marijuana collective is now a first-of-its-kind cannabis concierge.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Who are Andy and Sharon and how did they is transition from their former careers to found Society Jane.
  • The many different cannabis products available for both medicinal and recreational use?
  • Insights into how we can explore the connection between our health and cannabis options available to support our health.
  • Ideas on how to explore medical studies and have conversations with our medical professionals?
  • Andy and Sharon’s personal suggestions on how we can be more aware and open to cannabis products for medicinal and recreational use.

Today’s Guests

Andy Greenberg and Sharon Krinsky, founders of Society Jane, providing discreet access, information, and advice of consumption of cannabis products for medicinal and recreational use.
www.SocietyJane.com

Navid Rastegar: Fitbliss, the modern wellbeing experience

Season 1, Episode 5



In this podcast, we have a conversation with Navid Rastegar, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Fitbliss.  Fitbliss is a digital online health platform to maximize work performance and optimize health.  After 5 years of attending and learning the deep benefits of meditation and mindfulness at the School of Practical Philosophy, Navid’s vision for Fitbliss became clear.  He knew that through building the best version of ourselves, we can achieve the hardest tasks and daily challenges, both personally and professionally.  In addition to Fitbliss, Navid enjoys participating in triathlons and supporting the MAP (Moms Against Poverty) foundation.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Who is Navid and how he was driven to develop Fitbliss.
  • Navid’s thoughts on technology and wellbeing.
  • How Fitbliss helps with wellbeing and stress within our workplaces and workdays.
  • Are we ready for technology and wellness?  How can we get ready?
  • Navid’s personal suggestion on how we can become more aligned with health technology in a way to improve our own health.

Today’s Guest

Navid Rastegar, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Fitbliss.  Fitbliss is a digital online platform engaging employees on better wellness and productivity outcomes.
www.fitbliss.com

Chris Chan: Real Life Health Technology

Season 1, Episode 4


Chris Chan joins us in this podcast to share his thoughts on innovation, technology, and the health world.  Chris has founded and led multiple innovation teams at major consultancies.  He has worked with thousands of employers across the country in designing their health care strategies, and hundreds of startups on their products and services.  In this podcast, he shares his thoughts about the healthcare system, insights, and innovations based on his natural creativity.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The use of technology to support health in terms of quality, cost within the health system, and the patient experience.
  • Technology – is it a crutch or not?
  • How close are we to actually seeing the future of technology and what it can do for us.
  • Why are our employers involved in our health?
  • What in the Pipes?  Heck, what are the Pipes?
  • Chris’ coined “off the wall” ideas.

Today’s Guest

Chris Chan, founder of PLIF, provides design, market fit, and pitch consulting to the technology market.

 

Chef Mimi : Connection, Inclusion, and the Food Experience

Season 1, Episode 3


In this podcast we talk with Chef Mimi. Chef Mimi is a Culinary Artist, Community strategist and Mother whose focus is to bring diversity and inclusion into the food space. As an African-American Chef, her mission has been to create space for Chefs to express their culinary skills without being told or limited to a narrative such as – Black Chefs only can cook Soul Food or BBQ. Chef Mimi believes that regardless of your class or ethnicity, “We are all connected through food.”

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How we should consider thinking about our food beyond our cultural tendencies, families, and systems.
  • How Chef Mimi is creating content including ‘Bringing It To The Table’ which is the first food competition showcasing African-American Chefs (many of which we know from the Food Network), Corporate Catering, and Live Food and Wine Experiences.
  • How to explore going Vegan or plant-based as a food option.
  • African-Americans within the business of food, as Chefs, manufacturers, and growers.
  • Chef Mimi’s suggestion on how all of us can expand our food experiences.

Today’s Guest:

Chef Mimi, Culinary Artist, Community strategist and Mother.
www.TheChefMimi.com

 

Envelop Immersive Audio : Sound As The New Health

Season 1, Episode 2

 

Who would have thought I could have almost three dozen music speakers around my head and have one of the most enjoyable sound experiences ever! In this episode I visit the Envelop Studio to talk to Christopher and Jamil about how they are taking music we’ve heard for years, integrate into immersive audio technology and give it back to us in ways that are different than anything we’ve heard. But the most interesting part is what it does for us. If you “dig” sound (for example, John Coltrane, Sade, Daft Punk or the birds chirping outside your window) then you must listen to this interview.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is Envelop and why does it exist.
  • Why what they do matters to us socially, emotionally, and to our health
  • How they make this experience attractive.
  • Outside of Envelop. How can we benefit from sound right this instant?

Today’s Guest

Christopher Willits and Jamil Lea, Envelop
Envelop is a nonprofit that amplifies the power of music through immersive listening experiences.
www.Envelop.us.

Sylvia and Clara: Shock, Agony, Bliss – The Latest Health Revolution

Season 1, Episode 1


This is the inaugural episode of my ReEnvision Health podcast. Clara Chorley leads our discussion as I share why I have created this podcast. In this podcast, I’ll share what’s going on in health that’s so urgent and interesting for us to know, embrace, and make work for us. We’ll also discuss what has gone on in my life hat has led me to share all of this with you.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Who is Sylvia and why is she talking about this?
  • Why does this matter and why should it matter to me?
  • Time to be the Leader in our health. What does that mean?
  • Whew! Seems hard! How do I get by the obstacles.
  • Ahhhh. Here’s something I can do right now to bring healthy to me. (and I’m NOT talking about going to the gym or started a new diet)

Today’s Co-Host

Clara Chorley, founder of Clarity Unlimited, helps professional women and men clarify what’s next in their careers, and grow thriving businesses.
www.ClarityUnlimited.com

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