Saturday, January 28, 2012


Dr. Jane Greer
"Doc On Call"
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. PT 

Each month we focus on one of our great hosts and this month we are talking to Dr. Jane Greer a 20-year nationally known therapist, author, feature writer and TV guest expert.
Dr. Jane's Archive Page 
Dr. Jane's Website

HL- What led you to become a psychotherapist?
Starting in junior high school, I always loved talking with my friends and helping them work out boyfriend problems and anything else they were dealing with. As I got older, I discovered that helping people was a career choice and pursued it to acquire the skills to add to my innate love of finding solutions to difficulties and making life easier to deal with. It's a natural fit.

HL- What was your most fun TV interview as an expert?
Actually, there were many that were really fun. One TV show I really enjoyed was when I was featured as a guest on "To Tell the Truth" as the Sex Columnist for Redbook magazine. I managed to fool everyone, the audience, and celebrity panel!

HL- How do you relax?
The things I love to do to relax include reading thriller books, and magazines, doing yoga, listening to music, watching television, ballroom dancing, going to movies, going out to dinner, spending time with family and friends, shopping, traveling, and brushing my dog.

HL- When should someone seek a psychotherapist?
Someone should seek help when your unhappiness with yourself, a relationship you're in, or a situation you're dealing with such as a job, friendship, family matter affects you on a regular basis and leaves you feeling, alone, misunderstood, angry, disappointed, helpless, and stuck. That's the point at which these negative feelings can become like quicksand and make it hard for you to find your way out of their hold. Professional and objective help will give you both the perspective and the tools you can use to regain control and change things for the better for yourself.

HL-What do you like to cover on your "Doctor on Call" radio show? I love to talk with anyone who has some expertise in a given area that will be helpful to pass on to the listeners so that they can learn new information which they can then use to enhance their lives. Authors, doctors, comedians, educators, musicians, anyone who has a personal story to tell that will help others is welcome as a guest. Plus on the last Tuesday of the month at 11am PT we do a tasteful show called "Let's Talk Sex."

HL- How is your message universal?
We're so much more alike than different. We all want to feel good about ourselves, love and be loved, use our talents and be recognized for them, and ultimately to find meaning in life. My major in college was comparative religions, and I loved scribbling in the margins "I just read this same point in my Taoism class" or "This is also in the chapter on Judaism." These underlying truths that are in every spiritual tradition are what Aldous Huxley called The Perennial Philosophy. I think that the more we look at those underlying connectors, rather than at our differences, the better off we'll be.

HL- What can we expect on your future shows?
More interesting, exciting, and entertaining guests covering a range of topics that all deal with enhancing your self esteem and being your best self possible, including exercise, diet, skin, care as well as coping with illness and death and overcoming adversity in living.

HL- What is your favorite word and why?
My favorite word is fun. I love to have it; it's the best thing to share with everyone and anyone. I enjoy making each encounter fun, and making the difficult easier by turning challenges into fun.

Monday, January 16, 2012

HealthyLife.Net Radio - Back In the Time Capsule

HealthyLife.Net Radio Network (2002-2012)

Celebrating 10 years of Positive Talk

Back into the Time Capsule: 2001

In September 2001, realizing that local radio stations and quality non-sensationalistic information was becoming practically nonexistent, Linda Mackenzie, an 18 year former data com engineer and 8 year terrestrial radio host, started looking for a solution. Her own all positive radio show was getting record listeners since first day of inception. She was getting 36-42 calls from listeners in the 40 minutes she opened the show up to callers.

Although she had tried for years to get her show syndicated and did with Wisdom Radio and PAX radio, major terrestrial radio stations did want to touch a positive show. They seemed to thrive on controversy and sensationalistic content designed to shock people.

So she planned for a year to see if it was feasible to start her own network – one with all positive talk that helped to eliminate fear instead of manifesting it. The internet was in its infancy and streaming media was not really main stream. In fact, few people knew of it.

She wanted to follow the template of terrestrial radio and so with her data com background and previous radio experience she went out to find the best software, equipment, streaming media, encoders, and all the myriad technical pieces and parts that make a radio station. She then found out about FCC and copyright rules; audio processing; personnel responsibilities and requirements and everything that made a terrestrial station work.

Realizing that that not ‘just talking on air doth a radio host make’ she understood that talented, seasoned radio hosts were needed to cull the listeners and keep them engaged. So she had to make a plan that included getting great talent, as well as, the listeners.

And she researched and planned and planned and planned…until…

More next month when we go…Back into the Time Capsule: 2002

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