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Better with Dr. Ericka is just what busy professionals need to hop off of the hamster wheel of life and become more present, more intentional, and live better. The Better Podcast is a weekly dialogue for busy professionals like you that desire to put the YOU back in your life. You will be motivated, inspired, and educated by your host Dr. Ericka, Harvard-trained, Board-Certified Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience studying human behavior. As a busy professional herself, she has figured out the system to better and is passionate about helping people be better, so they can do better.

Better with Dr. Ericka Ericka Goodwin MD

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 40 Ratings

Better with Dr. Ericka is just what busy professionals need to hop off of the hamster wheel of life and become more present, more intentional, and live better. The Better Podcast is a weekly dialogue for busy professionals like you that desire to put the YOU back in your life. You will be motivated, inspired, and educated by your host Dr. Ericka, Harvard-trained, Board-Certified Psychiatrist with over 20 years of experience studying human behavior. As a busy professional herself, she has figured out the system to better and is passionate about helping people be better, so they can do better.

    Thriving in Major Life Shifts and Transitions with Ellen Rothstein

    Thriving in Major Life Shifts and Transitions with Ellen Rothstein

    In this insightful episode of "Better with Dr. Ericka," my guest Ellen Rothstein, a life transition coach and artist, shares her expertise on navigating life's changes with grace and positivity. Together, we explore the significance of finding joy, embracing change, and the power of positive thinking. Ellen's personal journey from artist to coach illustrates the value of reconnecting with one's passions and adapting to new life phases. We'll also discuss practical strategies for prioritizing self-care and the benefits of coaching versus therapy as we move through life's transitions.

    Questions this episode will answer:
    -Why do transitional periods matter?
    -What are strategies to deal with change and major life transitions?
    -How is coaching different than therapy?

    No matter where you are in life, there is something in this episode for you because life is full of transitions. Change is inevitable, so you need to be prepared to deal with it with grace and ease. Stay tuned for the entire episode to not miss any valuable tips.

    Find Ellen Rothstein:
    www.linkedin.com/in/ellen-rothstein-coaching
    https://ellenrothstein.com/

    Resources:
    Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com

    About Ellen Rothstein:
    Ellen Rothstein is a certified Life Transition coach, helping her clients get unstuck and face whatever transition they are facing with self-assurance. Before becoming a coach, Ellen received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, was a successful artist, and worked in advertising and digital media. She collaborates with her clients so that they can create and implement actionable plans and enjoy a fresh perspective.

    Ellen is a published author for Medium.com and for She Is You Magazine and has been a guest on podcasts. Additionally, she did a Live Radio Interview on Close Up Radio & Television on blogtalkradio.com as part of the Empowering Women Series.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Let’s Talk Hormones and Perimenopause with Dr. LaKeischa McMillan

    Let’s Talk Hormones and Perimenopause with Dr. LaKeischa McMillan

    This episode features the amazing Dr. LaKeischa. She is an integrative OB-GYN and hormone specialist. We discuss the complexities of perimenopause and menopause, including how these stages can affect intimate relationships. Dr. LaKeischa opens up about her journey and the transformative power of pain into purpose, while both of us stress the importance of open communication with partners and family to navigate the changes that come with hormonal shifts. The episode also touches on the broader issues within the healthcare system, including mental health access and patient advocacy.

    Questions This Episode Will Answer:
    How do perimenopause and menopause impact intimate relationships?
    What are the broader issues within the healthcare system that affect women's health during hormonal shifts?
    What advice can help women listen to their bodies and advocate for their health during perimenopause and menopause?

    Whether you are a woman going through perimenopause or menopause, in a relationship, or want to learn how to better communicate with those in your life, this episode has something for you! Don't worry, you don't have to identify as a woman to get something from this episode.

    Find Dr. LaKeischa
    https://instagram.com/drlakeischamd
    https://facebook.com/drlakeischamd
    https://linkedin.com/in/drlakeischamd
    talkhormones.com

    Resources
    Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com

    About Dr. LaKeischa
    Dr. LaKeischa Webb McMillan was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology (cum laude) from Oakwood College, now Oakwood University, and continued her studies at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.
    In addition to her academic degrees, Dr. LaKeischa is certified in the use of the DiVinci Robotic System for Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery. Her ability to reach and teach women has expanded through her Best Seller, The Other PMSTM: Your Survival Guide for Perimenopause and Menopause.

    Her passion for helping women in perimenopause and menopause included her contribution to being on the advisory board of the only FDA Approved physician-designed vaginal lube line, Momentum Intimacy.

    A gifted speaker, Integrative OB-GYN, hormone specialist, and Amazon Best-Selling Author; Dr. LaKeischa helps women in perimenopause and menopause who are struggling with depleting hormones get their hormones balanced, regain mental sharpness, and have energy to last the entire day. If you want to become a Hormone Hottie follow Dr. LaKeischa on all social media @drlakeischamd.

    • 59 min
    Business Ownership, Leadership, and Purpose as Paths to Independence with Alison Hall

    Business Ownership, Leadership, and Purpose as Paths to Independence with Alison Hall

    This episode discusses business ownership, leadership, and purpose as tools for independence, and my guest is Alison Hall.  She is the founder of Change Agent Coaching for Women, and she is a passionate reinvention specialist.

    Questions this episode will answer: 
    -What is a path to find your purpose and passion and translate them into your work?
    -How can business ownership be a vehicle for independence?
    -What are some tips for women regarding career and leadership?

    Whether you are looking to own a business, simply looking for independence, or exploring how to live in your purpose, there is something in this episode of you, no matter who you are or where your life is taking you.  Don't worry, you don't have to identify as a woman to get something out of this episode.

    Find Alison Hall:
    https://linkedin.com/in/alisonhall-coach-women
    https://changeagentcoaching.com
    https://whitehalldivorcesolutions.com

    Resources:
    Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com

    About Alison Hall:
    Alison Hall is a financial professional and lifelong learner, a former corporate strategist, and a current and future serial entrepreneur. She's earned an MBA in finance and marketing, and she's proud to be a CPA, a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, a Certified Tax Planner, and a career and leadership coach for women.

    • 50 min
    Insights on Digital Nomadism, Burnout, and Self-Care with Dr. Kristine Goins

    Insights on Digital Nomadism, Burnout, and Self-Care with Dr. Kristine Goins

    This episode explores burnout, self-care, and digital nomadism with Dr. Kristine Goins.
    Dr. Kristine Goins is a board-certified integrative adult & pediatric psychiatrist, physician coach, and digital nomad.

    Questions this episode will answer:
    -What is a digital nomad?
    -How can burnout show up?
    -What are strategies for work-life balance?
    -How can you integrate self-care into your daily lifestyle?

    Tune in to this episode for an irresistible blend of adventure, remote work tips, and rejuvenation strategies! Whether you're a globetrotter, a work from home aficionado, or just need a breather from burnout, there is something in this episode for you. Don't miss out—press play and let the inspiration flow!

    Find Dr. Kristine Goins:

    https://www.instagram.com/thenomadmds/
    https://www.facebook.com/thenomadmds
    thenomadmd.com

    Resources:
    Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com

    About Dr. Kristine Goins
    Dr. Kristine Goins is a board-certified integrative adult & pediatric psychiatrist, physician coach, and digital nomad. Having served in several healthcare settings and various leadership positions within academic centers, Dr. Goins has witnessed firsthand the impact that burnout, stress, and work-life imbalance can have on physicians’ lives. Motivated by a desire to make a difference, Dr. Goins founded Nomad MD, where she empowers doctors to break the chains of traditional medicine to achieve location freedom & create their ideal nomadic lifestyle.

    • 59 min
    Food and Nutrition for Healing with Amy Wilson

    Food and Nutrition for Healing with Amy Wilson

    This episode discusses harnessing the power of nutrition for health and healing. Who doesn’t want to know about the power of being in control of your own health?  My guest, Amy Wilson, is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a certified fitness professional, and a certified nutrition coach using the FASTer Way to Fat Loss platform, who is disrupting the diet industry and helping her clients take their health back. 

    Questions this episode will answer:

    Why may the common notion of eating less and moving more not work ?

    How can you reverse pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes?

    Why is Ozempic not a one-size-fits-all weight loss solution?


    No matter where you are on your health journey, how you feel about your weight, whether you live with diabetes or are looking for weight management solutions, there is something for you or someone that you care about on this episode.

    Find Amy Wilson:
    https://instagram.com/thenutritioncoachpharmacist/
    https://linkedin.com/in/amy-wilson-rph-bcg
    www.amykwilson.com

    Resources:
    Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com

    About Amy Wilson:
    Amy Wilson is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, a certified fitness professional, and a certified nutrition coach using the FASTer Way to Fat Loss platform, she is disrupting the diet industry and helping her clients take their health back.
    Amy’s mission is to empower and equip her clients to take charge of their health and find balance in their lives. With over 30 years of experience, Amy specializes in developing individualized health plans that navigate through her client’s individual barriers, allowing them to be successful in their efforts.

    Amy is passionate about helping people prevent and reverse diseases with nutrition and fitness. Through her personal and professional experience, she has seen firsthand how diet and exercise can change a person’s life, and how the right nutritional program can be the key to improving their health and fitness. She has seen her clients reverse their pre-diabetes, diabetes, high cholesterol, and more. She is driven to help her clients feel in control of their body and mind, while no longer feeling enslaved by their scale.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Cannabis Industry and Following Your Passion with David Miller

    The Cannabis Industry and Following Your Passion with David Miller

    This episode will combine a discussion on a cannabis cultivation business, creating a life that centers around wellness and following your passion.  My guest is David Miller whose cannabis cultivation business focuses on health, quality, and wellness.

    Questions this episode will answer:

    How a cannabis cultivation business can be part of wellness?

    What are ways to make wellness part of your personal and professional life?

    Why does the cannabis industry need to be destigmatized?


    Join us as we also delve into family, values, and creating a lifestyle that supports wellness while feeling successful as a professional. Whether you have used cannabis before, have never used cannabis, or are against cannabis, there is something for up in this amazing episode.

    Find David Miller:
    https://instagram.com/davidmiller.buzz
    Flowgardens.com

    Resources:
    Get your free Better Mental Health Affirmations: Affirmationbonus.com

    About David Miller:
    David Miller believes in making an impact to support organizations and businesses that further the betterment of society through synergizing expert advice. David is a progressive thought leader and was the founder and CEO of an investment company for 15 yrs in Atlanta, GA. They were ranked as the #1 fastest-growing financial services company in the US for 2017 (Inc 5000 #320) and is a family of tax, accounting, and investment companies.

    David’s leadership background started in 2003 when he spent 5 years in corporate America at American Express.  David's education includes MIT, Oglethorpe, and the University of Tennessee with focus areas in Entrepreneurship, Finance & Accounting, and Financial Planning. He has held board positions or involvement with the Emory Global Health Council, NewStory, Deki, GCAPP, and Entrepreneur's Organization among others.

    David and his loving wife dedicate their personal time to their blended family of three children, Hudson, Deacon, and Paxton, their adopted cousin Destinee, and their three dogs Jersey, Gogo, and Alfie.

    • 44 min

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