7 episodes

Straight Talk For Real Life is about everyday challenges that can get in the way of experiencing life at its fullest. We talk with experts about emotional health, relationships and parenting, sleep problems, substance use and addiction, financial challenges—and what it looks and feels like when it's time to ask for help. By breaking down the stigma and opening the dialogue, we want listeners to know that they're not alone and that HPE has resources to help employees and their families.

Straight Talk For Real Life Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    • Health & Fitness

Straight Talk For Real Life is about everyday challenges that can get in the way of experiencing life at its fullest. We talk with experts about emotional health, relationships and parenting, sleep problems, substance use and addiction, financial challenges—and what it looks and feels like when it's time to ask for help. By breaking down the stigma and opening the dialogue, we want listeners to know that they're not alone and that HPE has resources to help employees and their families.

    #007: What's Keeping You Up at Night: The Secrets to Improving Your Sleep

    #007: What's Keeping You Up at Night: The Secrets to Improving Your Sleep

    Sleep is incredibly important to your mental and physical health—and your overall performance. In this episode, we explore things you should—and shouldn't—do to improve your sleep. Our guest: Chris Winter, M.D., author of The Sleep Solution: Why Your Sleep Is Broken and How to Fix It.

    • 43 min
    #006: The Facts About Smoking and Vaping

    #006: The Facts About Smoking and Vaping

    Ultimately, it's your decision whether to smoke tobacco or use a vaping device, or perhaps your children have jumped on the vaping bandwagon, so it's important that you know the facts. In this episode, we talk about smoking and the growing popularity of vaping—and what you need to know. Our guests: Pamela Ling, MD, MPH; Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD.

    • 39 min
    #005: Men's Health

    #005: Men's Health

    In recognition of International Men's Day on November 19, this episode focuses on men's health issues and what it takes to live a longer, happier, and healthier life. Guest: Dr. David C. Batman, a registered medical practitioner in the U.K. and international occupational health advisor for Virgin Pulse.

    • 48 min
    #004: Addiction: What you need to know

    #004: Addiction: What you need to know

    In this episode, we look at drug and alcohol addiction, a complex health issue affecting every region of the world today. An estimated 107 million people worldwide have an alcohol dependence. It is a disease that affects the rich and poor, male and female, young and old, and every ethnic background. The good news is that hope exists through treatment and recovery. Guests: Andrew B. Mendenhall, MD, addiction medicine specialist and chief medical officer for Central City Concern; and Blake Cohen, national outreach manager at Recovery Unplugged.

    • 49 min
    #003: Olympic medalist Deena Kastor: The secret to reaching your potential

    #003: Olympic medalist Deena Kastor: The secret to reaching your potential

    American record holder, Olympic medalist, and New York Times best-selling author Deena Kastor has discovered what it takes to win. Hear how you can apply her winning recipe for success to your life—and get ready to achieve more than you ever dreamed. Guest: Deena Kastor.

    • 36 min
    #002: You're not alone: Where to turn when you or someone you care about is facing real life challenges

    #002: You're not alone: Where to turn when you or someone you care about is facing real life challenges

    It's OK to not be OK. It just means that you're human. Things like stress, anxiety, and depression can affect anyone. The important thing to know is that you don't have to go through it alone. There are experts available to help you at any moment, night or day. In this episode, we'll talk about the resources available through Optum's Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Guests: Jessica Zach, Greg Casson, and Dr. Randall Solomon with Optum.

    • 17 min

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Real life tactics on achieving top performance

I appreciate Kastor sharing her transparency about her approach to overcoming obstacles and adversity in her sport and how that has helped her grow in her personal and professional life. A real champion!

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Professional and informative

Bob is an incredible host and asks great questions!

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