Ep. 1424: Self-Acceptance and Ep. 1425: Ladysitting

January 5, 2022
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Kathryn interviews Author Mark Borg Jr., PhD. Many of us encounter the same challenges over and over, even when our circumstances change. Perhaps we find ourselves having similar relationship problems with every partner we choose, feeling isolated no matter who we are surrounded by, or internalizing a sense of failure no matter how many successes we accumulate. If ‘crazy' is doing the same thing while expecting different results, it seems that many of us are unwittingly engaging in crazy behavior. Of course, most of us do not want to admit to our own craziness. But, what if, by confronting and understanding our unhelpful behavior, we can learn how to embrace healthy and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others? Offering relatable case studies and revealing exercises for self-reflection, Mark Borg Jr. PhD helps us recover the lost parts of ourselves so that we can embrace new levels of self-acceptance and a deeper connection with others. Borg, a psychoanalyst practicing in NYC and a community and clinical psychologist, is a supervisor at the William Alanson White Institute. Kathryn also interviews Author Lorene Cary MA. From cherished memories of weekends she spent as a child with her indulgent Nana to the reality of the year she spent ‘ladysitting' her now frail grandmother, Lorene Cary journeys through stories of their time together and five generations of their African American family. Brilliantly weaving a narrative of her complicated yet transformative relationship with Nana?a fierce, stubborn, and independent woman, who managed a business until she was 100?Cary looks at Nana’s impulse to control people and fate, from the early death of her mother and oppression in the Jim Crow South to living on her own in her NJ home. Cary, a senior lecturer at U Penn, author of two memoirs and three novels, has written for Time and Newsweek and been featured in O, the Oprah Magazine.

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Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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