Tune in to learn more about what it means to be a 21st century Good Dad. Laugh and learn as you listen to soon-to-be dads, brand new dads, over-the-road dads, dads with twins, single parent dads, divorced dads, and many other real-life dads. Don’t expect perfection. Do expect to learn something new and/or be reassured about what you’re already doing. It’s all here on the Good Dads Podcast.
E501 Loneliness and Isolation
Dr. Thomas Januosek, Deputy Director of Counseling in Lincoln Nebraska, talks about how lack of social connection could be one of the signs of loneliness and isolation. A person must maintain positive social connection and we need to guide people outside their comfort zone with positive activities.
E500 OUR 500th Episode
Dr Shelby Smith, a family physican, husband, and dad, works at Equality Health Care, talks with us on our 500th episode about loneliness and isolation. He says social activities and exercise helps but too much phone activity and social media can add to loneliness and isolation.
E499 September 2023 Overview
Dr. Jennifer Baker, founder and director at Good Dads, says we need "people" (human interaction) to battle loneliness and isolation. There are three social connections: structure, the function, and the quality to make sure you are surrounding yourself with positive people.
E498 Work and Stress on the Road
Thomas Miller, a driver for Prime and from a family generation of on the road truckers, talks about work and stress and how to handle not being home. Thomas talks about communication, safety first, and walking as tools to help with being away from his family.
E497 Dr Mike Dawson
Dr Mike Dawson, the Executive Director of Branson Public Schools, talks to us about the education system and how self care, realistic expectations, and having a support system can all help with work related stress.
E496 Work Related Stress
We talk with Frank Tristan, a football coach, husband, and a dad, about work related stress and balance of coaching, family and faith. He also talks about being intentional and setting boundaries and living in the margin.