#1046 : Show- The Psychology of Good Health with Ronald Smith
The Staying Young Show
Show Topic: “The Psychology of Good Health with Ronald Smith”
Co-Hosts: Judy Gaman, Mark Anderson
Guest: Professor Ronald Smith
- An important part of taking ownership of your own health is to stop playing the victim card. (open discussion)
- How psychology affects your health
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Coming up, our special guest Ronald Smith.
Today’s focus is on taking ownership on your own health. Our special guest, Ronald Smith will be joining us shortly.
Ron is an experienced sociology professor with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He is skilled in student development, research, and adult education. He was recently a political analyst on mid-term election night for ABC affiliate KAVU-TV in Victoria, TX.
-It seems like we are taught from an early age to either rise above challenges or stay a victim. Do you think family life can play a role in this?
-How can playing the “blame game” or “poor me” card become dangerous?
-Do you believe that social media can exacerbate the victim mentality mindset?
We have Professor Ronald Smith on our show today discussing the psychology of good health and wellness.
-What are some ways our listeners can break free from a victim mentality mindset?
-Tell us about a time you faced major challenges and circumstances. What was the key to your success?
In 2013, I was homeless sleeping out of my truck. I was looking for full-time work as a college professor working multiple jobs part-time with little income. It was a low point in my life. However, I continued to stay positive although I felt miserable mostly and my circumstances started to change.
I eventually moved back into an apartment and shortly after I received a full-time teaching job in upstate New York, which I ultimately parlayed into a full-time teaching job back home in Texas closer to family.
So, in a few years I went from basically being homeless to having a full-time professor job, being on television as a political commentator and doing a radio show with prominent figures. If I would have wallowed in my misfortunes and maintained a (victim mentality) then perhaps I wouldn’t have had the motivation to continue through with reaching my goals.
Medical Mania Trivia – Chris
- What color is blood before it hits the surface? A. Red B. Green C. Blue D. Orange (A: A. Red, it is only blue when there is a lack of oxygen)
- True or false. The hip is a ball and socket joint. (A: True)
- White blood cells help to fight off _________. (A: Infections)
- The top layer of the skin is also known as the what? A. Endodermis B. Epidermis C. Dermatitis D. Dermatoga (A: B. Epidermis)
- True or false. You do not burn calories while you sleep. (A: False)
LAST WEEKS RIDDLE WAS: You are awoken to the sound of your doorbell at 7:00am. It’s your parents showing up for an early breakfast. You have milk, jam, eggs, and butter in your fridge. What do you open first? Answer: The door
This week’s riddle: What five letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
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