Does Bravery Cause Side Effects?

May 21, 2019
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Episode Description

Does anxiety stop you in your tracks when you think of following your dream? It used to stop today's guest, Gloria Squitiro, until she started fighting for things she believed in - including her husband's grassroots campaign for Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri. Her hard work and newly acquired fearlessness helped her husband, Mark Funkhouser, win the mayor's race. But, neither of them were prepared for the cutthroat politics that ensued. Gloria became the only First Lady in America who was legally banned from City Hall while her husband was in office. Since her husband had been a well-respected city auditor for 18 years, their political foes ultimately targeted her for their scandalous plot that the media called 'Mammygate'. Gloria survived to tell the tale in her new memoir, May Cause Drowsiness and Blurred Vision: The Side Effects of Bravery. It is her hope that her story will inspire other women to stand up and not be shut up, so that they can pursue their dreams, too.

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Everyday we are bombarded with stories in our newspapers, on television and on the radio that make it seem as though society is spiraling out of control. But just when everything in the world seems insane, Dr. Carole Lieberman creates a sanctuary for sanity. Call or log in to get help making sense of these turbulent times or just for advice from a soothing voice. “Dr. Carole’s Couch” broadcasts each Tuesday at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern) on the VoiceAmerica Channel.

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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