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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 • 34 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.

    Perimenopause, Menopause, and Reproductive Health with Dr. LaKeischa McMillan

    Perimenopause, Menopause, and Reproductive Health with Dr. LaKeischa McMillan

    This episode features Integrative OB-Gyn, Dr. LaKeischa McMillan, discussing the formally taboo topics of menopause and perimenopause. This discussion also touches on how the recent overturning of Roe vs. Wade can affect women that are experiencing perimenopause or menopause.  Dr. LaKeischa specializes in helping women get their hormones balanced, regain mental sharpness, and have energy all day.

    Whether you are identify as woman or not, this discussion can increase your knowledge, along with help you support those around you and increase your level of empathy.



    Questions this episode will answer:

    -What are some symptoms of perimenopause?

    -Why are womens’ health and women’s reproductive rights not only important for those who identify as women?

    -How can overturning Roe vs. Wade impact women in menopause and perimenopause?

    -What are some ways or strategies to reasess and reset?



    Connect with Dr. LaKeischa

    www.instagram.com/drlakeischamd

    www.facebook.com/drlakeischamd

    www.twitter.com/drlakeischamd





    Resources:

    Feel Better: 5 Tips for Overcoming Anxiety coaching guide:  www.FeelBetterBonus.com

    Telepsychiatry from Dr. Goodwin: askdrgoodwin.com

    www.hormonequiz.co



    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.  Because of her passion for teaching, she was awarded the distinction of Resident Teacher of the Year an honor bestowed by fellow residence.  A gifted speaker, OB-GYN and hormone specialist, and Amazon Best-Selling Author, Dr. LaKeischa has a passion for helping women 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.

    Living Your Dreams In the Midst of a Pandemic with Azizi Blissett

    In this episode, Life Coach, Azizi Blissett and I embark on a discussion of pursing your dreams and manifesting even during a pandemic. Life doesn’t have to stop just because COVID happened, and this episode discusses practical strategies to pursue your dreams.

    • 56 min
    Mentorship and the Importance of Being in the Room with Tracey Hermanstyne

    Mentorship and the Importance of Being in the Room with Tracey Hermanstyne

    This episode focuses on mentorship, advocacy, and the importance of being in the room. My guest is Dr. Tracey Hermanstyne who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, the president of the National PanHellenic Council of St. Louis, and a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.



    Questions this episode will answer:

    -Why do they need more underrepresented minorities in STEM?

    -How can mentorship and sponsorship make a big difference in your career?

    -What can you do to assist your personal and professional development?

    -What are examples of things that African American greek letter organizations do?

    No matter where you are in your career, this episode has somethings for you, along with reasons you need to continue to grow as an ally.



    Resources:

    Feel Better: 5 Tips for Overcoming Anxiety coaching guide:  www.FeelBetterBonus.com

    Telepsychiatry from Dr. Goodwin: askdrgoodwin.com



    Connect with Dr. Tracey:

    https://twitter.com/AskTheNeurodiva

    https://instagram.com/Neurodiva

    https://facebook.com/traceyhermanstyne



    About Dr. Tracey:

    Dr. Tracey O. Hermanstyne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine. Dr. Hermanstyne’s research interests lie in understanding the role ion channels play in the regulation of circadian rhythms. In parallel to her research efforts, she also leads efforts to promote racial equity in STEM education and training. Currently, she serves as the Director of the HHMI Driving Change Initiative and STEM Equity Collaboration team that seeks to re-sculpt undergraduate STEM curriculum to ensure racial equity in science. Additionally, Dr. Hermanstyne is the Co-director for the Initiative to Maximize Student Development (IMSD) Program that seeks to increase the retention, recruitment and graduation of minority PhD students in the Division on Biology and Biomedical Sciences.

    Currently, she serves as a board member for the Rides and School Supplies Inc. and The Village, Inc.

    Dr. Hermanstyne is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc and is the current president of the National PanHellenic Council of St. Louis. She received a bachelor’s degree (BS) in biology from Howard University in Washington, D.C. and a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) in neuroscience from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, School of Medicine. She also completed her postdoctoral training at Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine.

    • 56 min
    A Better Life Through Vulnerability, Hope, and Mental Health with Jevon Wooden

    A Better Life Through Vulnerability, Hope, and Mental Health with Jevon Wooden

    This episode focuses on using vulnerability, hope, and mental health to get to your better life.  Tis episode features Jevon Woode.  He brings so much to the conversation because he is a certified mindset and business coach, author, speaker, founder of Live Not Loathe, and U.S. Army Veteran.



    Questions this episode will answer?

    -What is a vulnerability advocate?

    -What is the key to getting the most out of mental health treatment?

    -How can you have hope in the midst of chaos?

    -How can you overcome challenges when you hit road blocks in coaching?

    -What are some strategies to deal with chaos in the world around you?



    Whether you are managing stress, dealing with a mental health challenge, or just looking to get better, there is something for you in this episode.



    Conect with Jevon?

    https://www.twitter.com/livenotloathe
    https://www.instagram.com/livenotloathe
    https://www.facebook.com/livenotloathe
    https://www.tiktok.com/@livenotloathe
    https://www.youtube.com/livenotloathe
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jevonwooden/



    Resources:

    https://livenotloathe.com

    Feel Better: 5 Tips for Overcoming Anxiety coaching guide:  www.FeelBetterBonus.com



    About Jevon Wooden:

    Jevon Wooden is a certified mindset and business coach, author, speaker, founder of Live Not Loathe, and U.S. Army Veteran.

    He has overcome adversity, depression, and PTSD to earn multiple certifications recognized throughout the coaching community and an MBA from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith Business School and an M.S. in Cybersecurity from Fordham University.

    His mission is to empower others to go from distress to success and design a life they don’t need a vacation.

    • 56 min
    Keys to Wellness with Dr. Jada Moore-Ruffin

    Keys to Wellness with Dr. Jada Moore-Ruffin

    This episode of Better with Dr. Ericka focuses on keys to improving your wellness and well-being. My guest is Dr. Jada Moore-Ruffin is a nationally recognized weight loss specialist, wellness expert, and successful entrepreneur with an award-winning weight loss center and thriving coaching practice.



    Questions this episode will answer:

    -what is wellness?

    -why does wellness even matter?

    -what are some tools to assist with improving wellness?

    -what is the importance of present moment awareness?



    It doesn’t matter whether you are at the peak of your mental, physical and spiritual wellness or you feel that you are just starting your journey, there is something in this episode for you. In this season where you are being stretched to and beyond your mental and emotional capacity, this is a great time to pick up some new strategies.



    Connect with Dr. Jada:

    www.instagram.com/drjadamd

    www.facebook.com/drjadamd

    www.youtube.com/drjadamd

    www.linkedin.com/in/drjadamd



    Resources:

    https://drjadamd.samcart.com/products/girl-get-ready-soul-of-success-summer-reset-wellness-retreat

    https://startwithreal.com

    Feel Better: 5 Tips for Overcoming Anxiety coaching guide:  www.FeelBetterBonus.com



    About Dr. Jada:

    Dr. Jada Moore-Ruffin, widely known as Dr. Jada, is a nationally recognized weight loss specialist, wellness expert, and successful entrepreneur with an award-winning weight loss center. Dr. Moore-Ruffin received her undergraduate degree in biology from Memphis State University and her medical degree from Meharry Medical College, where she graduated with honors. She is certified as both an integrative nutrition coach and a professional abundant life coach; she is also board-certified in family and obesity medicine.

    With a passion for personal growth, total wellness, and abundant living, Dr. Jada inspires people to engineer their own happiness, live full out, and create a healthy legacy. In her spare time, she enjoys nature walks, wine tasting, writing, and cooking. She also volunteers with her beloved sisterhood, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, in the Educational Development Youth Initiatives and Physical and Mental Health.

    Dr. Moore-Ruffin resides in Atlanta with her forever husband, and their wonderful three children. Affectionately, they are known as Team Ruffin.

    • 51 min
    Confidence, Taking Action, and Purpose with Drexwell Seymour

    Confidence, Taking Action, and Purpose with Drexwell Seymour

    This episode of Better with Dr. Ericka discusses increasing your confidence, finding your purpose, and taking action to get to your better life. My guest is Drexwell Seymour who is an accountant, author, and radio host who is on a mission to inspire, encourage and influence others to overcome setbacks and systemic injustice and to find their purpose in life.



    Questions this episode will answer:


    How can you move past feelings of inferiority or low self-esteem?
    What is the greatest obstacle in the lives of most people?
    How do you find your purpose?
    What is the relationship between money and happiness?


    Between imposter syndrome, inferiority complexes, and dealing with the stress of adulting, this episode has something for everyone. You won’t want to miss a minute of this episode.



    Where to find Drexwell Seymour:

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000062421449



    Resources:

    www.drexwellseymour.com

    Telepsychiatry from Dr. Goodwin: askdrgoodwin.com



    Who is Drexwell Seymour?:

    Drexwell has been a Certified Public Accountant for the past 30 years. In 2013, he established an accounting practice that he currently manages. Prior to that, he was the CEO of the leading telecommunications company in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Drexwell has a BA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance. Despite these achievements, Drexwell suffered from an inferiority complex for most of his life. He finally overcame it about four years ago and wrote a book called Rise Up and Take Your Position.

    • 43 min
    Building Cultures of Support with Dr. Ericka

    Building Cultures of Support with Dr. Ericka

    Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, this episode will explore some mental health topics further. The guest is your host, Dr. Ericka, who will bring her over 20 years of experience in mental health as a Harvard trained, double board-certified psychiatrist.



    Questions this episode will answer:

    -What are some ways that untreated trauma can hold you and your children back?

    -How does ignoring intolerant speech about race, gender, and sexuality cause escalating harm?

    -What can you do if someone contacts you thinking about suicide?

    -What are some signs that you need mental health treatment?



    This episode has something for everybody whether it's you or someone you know dealing with mental heatlh challenges, dealing with challenges with diversity and racism, or trauma.  



    Connect with Dr. Ericka:

    https://instagram.com/doctorericka

    https://facebook.com/doctorericka

    https://linkedin.com/in/doctorericka

    https://doctorericka.com



    Resources:

    Telepsychiatry Practice:  www.AskDrGoodwin.com

    Free coaching guide, Feel Better:  5 Tips to Overcoming Anxiety:  www.FeelBetterBonus.com

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

    Text SILENCE to 741741 to get a crisis text line



    About Dr. Ericka:

    Dr. Ericka Goodwin is on a mission to help you Be Better, Do Better, and Live Better. She is a Harvard-trained, double board-certified psychiatrist, bestselling author, top-rated speaker, integrative lifestyle coach, and creator of the hit podcast, “Better with Dr. Ericka.” She is a graduate of Spelman College and Emory University School of Medicine. She also completed her General Psychiatry Residency at Morehouse School of Medicine.

    Dr. Ericka works with organizations and high performing individuals who are stuck and want to get back to getting better results and living a better life.

    Within a few moments of being with Dr. Ericka, you can see why executives, leaders, and entrepreneurs hire her to get to the next level. She takes Ivy League strategies and simplifies them into easy-to-use steps that everyone can relate to. Dr. Ericka’s down-to-earth style makes it easy for everyone to relate to her story, feel seen, heard, and look within to access greater levels of personal and professional breakthroughs.

    Dr. Ericka is known as one of few medical professionals who will tell you what they don’t tell you…but you really need to know! Her evidence-based methods go against the grain of common myths about success that sound good, but don’t really work. She will show you and your organization secrets used by some of the world’s greatest achievers and translate them into practical steps that can change your life forever.

    Dr. Ericka’s story is proof that “When you know better, you can do better!”

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

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34 Ratings

SavvyMD ,

Such positive and relevant content

Dr. Ericka does an exceptional job at nailing challenging topics in a practical, fun and empowering way!

Tmogul047 ,

Emotional Rainbow

Dr. Ericka’s wisdom and delivery are refreshing. Her selection of guests are far reaching in depth and scope. Although I lead a busy life, I am deliberate about my self care. Dr. Ericka’s content is a big part of my self care. I’d suggest you make it a part of yours too. Thank you for being the wonderful Emotional Rainbow that you are to the world Dr. Ericka.

Lela C. ,

Phenomenal podcast

Excellent information and very inspiring.
I look forward to listening every week!
You need Dr. Ericka in your life!

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