On Fraternity Foodie, we will have some of the tough conversations in Fraternity and Sorority Life with the leading speakers and experts in the industry. We'll discuss topics such as hazing prevention, sexual assault prevention, alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, recruitment, diversity, and any issue involving college students today to help make our campuses safer and stronger.
Saul Malek: How did your gambling addiction start in college?
Saul Malek is currently enrolled at Southern Methodist University, going for his Masters in mental health counseling with an anticipated graduation May 2024. He is hopeful to practice in the field of addictions counseling upon graduation. He has been invited to speak to the New York Times, St John’s School of Houston, and a plethora of addictions podcasts about his experiences in addiction and, more importantly, recovery. As a young person with over 3 years in recovery from compulsive gambling, he can sympathize with those struggling, at the same time letting them know that they are not alone and they can reclaim their lives.
In episode 316 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Saul chose Trinity University for his undergraduate experience, what made him choose Phi Sigma Chi Fraternity, what he remembers from my program at Trinity University 5 years ago, how his gambling addiction started in college, how the gambling affected his reputation with family and friends, when he knew he hit rock bottom, what his message is to other college students who have started gambling, what he wants to do after graduation with a Masters in Mental Health Counseling, and some restaurant choices in Dallas, Texas. Enjoy!
Lee Vallely: How can our listeners conquer social anxiety?
Early in life, Lee Vallely believed some very limiting beliefs, that he was a fraud, unworthy, and didn't belong. Some people actually thought he may be autistic, as he hardly ever spoke. Not a great start. However, this actually created an insatiable thirst for knowledge, particularly in positive psychology, and mindset creation of all aspects. He became a bookworm, reading well over a thousand non fiction books, a seminar junkie, and obsessed with more knowledge of the working of the mind. Lee is now a living example of what he teaches, and coaches others to have the best life possible. Lee Vallely is a Certified Health Coach, Recovery Coach, and certified hypnosis and NLP Trainer. Lee brings a wealth of knowledge as a highly experienced Health Coach, transformational speaker and coach.
In episode 315 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out more about Lee's early childhood in Birmingham, England, how he has such a high rate of success with solving anxiety and phobias, why he decided to write a book about overcoming social anxiety, what steps our listeners can take to conquer social anxiety, how positive thinking can actually be bad for your health, what it was like to work with elite young tennis stars on mental preparation for Wimbledon, the other kinds of phobias he can help cure, what it was like working with Tony Robbins, and how our listeners can create the mindset and energy to achieve their goals. Enjoy!
Michaela K. Canterbury: How can we spot a high functioning addict in our life?
Our next guest is Michaela Kelley Canterbury, who is a lawyer and writer. Michaela obtained her J.D. at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, and graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with a BA in political science and a minor in philosophy. Michaela is licensed to practice law in Alaska and is owner, operator and lead trial lawyer at Kelley & Canterbury LLC, where she works with her husband, Christopher; partner in all things, Michaela resides in Eagle River, Alaska with Christopher, where they raised their son, daughter and dogs in the same valley and woods where she was raised. Her debut memoir is called "Sister Siren" available on Amazon.
In episode 314 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out what it was like to grow up in Eagle River, Alaska, why Michaela chose Duquesne University for her undergraduate experience, the ups and downs of being the sister to an addict, ways to spot a high functioning addict, how to support an addict during the holidays, self-care when you love an addict, 5 things we should never do with an addict, and additional resources for addicts and those who love an addict.
Dr. Jana Mathews: How are fraternities and sororities restructuring the campus social scene?
Dr. Jana Mathews is a professor of Medieval Literature and Culture at Rollins College (Winter Park, Florida) who also had the privilege of serving 8 years as a campus fraternity and sorority advisor. In her new book, The Benefits of Friends: Inside the Complicated World of Today's Sororities and Fraternities, Mathews combines ethnographic and archival research with economic, social, and cognitive theory to open up new ways of seeing and understanding the role of these single-sex social groups on campus.
In episode 313 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Dr. Mathews chose Brigham Young University, what makes Rollins College a special place, how she was initiated into an NPC sorority as an alumnus, some of the problems she saw over a seven year period in working with the fraternities and sororities on campus, how we can change the hookup culture to one of consent and healthy relationships instead, how she believes fraternity and sorority can reinforce insularity and entrench privilege, how she sees hazing as a form of live action video game warfare, how predominantly white fraternities and sororities act as pipelines to Wall Street and Washington, how fraternity and sorority members are restructuring the campus social scene today, and how diversity works in predominantly white fraternities and sororities.
Dr. Vicki Matthews: How can you get along with anyone, anytime, anyplace?
Dr. Vicki Matthews has pioneered using the Five Elements Model from Traditional Chinese medicine to help people live in greater harmony with themselves and others for over a decade. As a well-known Naturopathic Physician and Relationship Coach, she uses the Five Elements model to identify five specific personality styles and the automatic tendencies they have to interact in positive – and not-so-positive – ways with each other. This understanding, along with the unique, simple tools she shares help families and empowers professionals to easily, rapidly, and effectively improve their relationships so they can live their best lives. All of this information is in her new book, The Five Elements of Relationships: How to Get Along with Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace. She also helps support these transformations to better relationships with personalized (and group) coaching and event presentations.
In episode 312 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why she chose Augustana College, why she decided to become a relationship coach, what are the five elements of relationships, how we keep everyone happy over the holidays when the family comes to town, what food we should serve to keep everyone harmonious, how we can better understand our family, what students should do if their organization is in complete chaos right now, how you can change your mood based on your clothing, and what your professors really care about. Enjoy!
Elizabeth Katkin: What is the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on college students and applicants?
Elizabeth (Liz) Katkin, is an accidental fertility expert. A lawyer and mother of two, Liz was in private practice for over 15 years, until her struggles to have children led her down an entirely new path. Her unexpected difficulties plunged her into the then-unknown world of reproductive medicine, leading her to explore every conceivable (and inconceivable) route to having a baby. Having successfully navigated her way to having her own two children, Liz has a passion for sharing what she has learned with others. When she is not talking about fertility with hopeful parents, she is often working with nonprofits, currently serving as Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Colorado Ballet. A graduate of Yale University and Columbia's Law School and School of International and Public Affairs, she lives with her husband, Richard, and their children in Denver, Colorado. Conceivability is her first book.
In episode 311 of the Fraternity Foodie Podcast, we find out why Liz chose Yale for her undergraduate experience, why she decided to go to Columbia Law School and become a lawyer, how she become the accidental fertility expert, what is the impact of overturning Roe v. Wade on our college students and college applicants, what are the ethical questions surrounding egg and sperm donation for college students, whether people should use surrogate mothers and how, if someone is looking to get pregnant whether diet, nutrition, and lifestyle choices will improve their odds, how someone can go about financing fertility, and why more people don't talk about fertility issues. Enjoy!
Very informative and a fun listen.
Lots of good tips in a short period of time. Well worth a listen even for those with a short attention span. Great job!
Especially loved the episode with Dr. Thomas Hemingway you just did. Thanks for the great podcast!
Fun Fabulous and Informative
I loved being a guest on Michael’s podcast and I highly recommended it to college students who want to make the best of their campus experience as well as parents of college students who want to know how to support their kids. Michael is a fabulous host and interviewer who is always entertaining, fun, and informative.