Wednesday through Friday
12am & 12pmET
Mind Health Matters with Bernie Siegel M.D. & Co-Host Lionel Ketchian
Dr.Bernie & Lionel share expert advice on topics around Health and Healing. Their messages of hope, happiness and love are extended to all who seek a whole person approach for living life fully. Deborah Beauvais is honored to bring a feminine perspective to the show. Topics range from Bernie’s amazing journey of life to his books and favorite authors’ quotes, to God and everything in between.
Broadcasts Weekly Wednesday through Friday 12am & 12pmET
Dr. Bernie & Lionel’s Guest This Week
Bernie Talks and Shares Writings of one of his Favorite Authors: William Saroyan
William Saroyan was an internationally renowned Armenian-American writer, playwright and humanitarian. His fame, and his most enduring achievements as a writer, date from the 1930’s. He dazzled, entertained and uplifted millions, with hundreds of short stories, plays, novels, memoirs and essays; they continue to charm and touch us today.
Saroyan’s talent was first projected to the world through the medium of an Armenian-English newspaper, Hairenik of Boston. In 1934, at the age of 26, with the publication of his first book The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze, William Saroyan became an overnight literary sensation. His first successful Broadway play was My Heart’s in the Highlands in 1939, and in the same year, Saroyan was the first American writer to win both the Drama Critic’s Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for his play, The Time of Your Life. He refused to accept the Pulitzer Prize on the grounds that, “Commerce should not patronize art…,” and he added, “it is no more great or good than anything else I have written.” http://williamsaroyanfoundation.org/
BIO: For many, Dr. Bernard Siegel—or Bernie, as he prefers to be called—needs no introduction. He has touched many lives all over the Planet. In 1978, he reached a national and then international audience when he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physician who has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our Society grapples with today. In May 2011, Bernie was honored by the Watkins Review of London, England, as one of the Top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet. He continues to break new ground in the field of healing, supporting changes in medical education to “humanize” medical practice.
Bernie was born in Brooklyn, NY, and attended Colgate University and Cornell University Medical College. He graduated with honors and holds membership in two scholastic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. He trained to become a surgeon at Yale New Haven Hospital, West Haven Veteran’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In 1989, Bernie retired from Yale as an Assistant Clinical Professor of General and Pediatric Surgery to speak to patients, their families and caregivers.
In his latest book, his 12th, published in September 2011, entitled A BOOK OF MIRACLES—Inspiring True Stories of Healing, Gratitude, and Love, Bernie is described in the Foreword written by Deepak Chopra who tells us “Bernie Siegel began his writing career twenty-five years ago, and from the outset he didn’t shy away from miracles. http://berniesiegelmd.com/
BIO: Co-Host: Lionel Ketchian became happy on December 24th, 1990. He has been happy since that time and realizes happiness is very important to each of us and a giant step toward peace in the world. Lionel is the past President of LRK Communications Inc in Fairfield, CT since 1979. He is the author of the book, Food for Thought, published in 1989. He was co-host of: “Successful Living,” a live, call-in Radio Talk Show from 1986-1993. Lionel taught classes on Happiness, at Sacred Heart University from 1999-2002. Lionel is the founder of the Happiness Clubs, which holds free monthly meetings at over 100 clubs around the world. He started the web site www.HappinessClub.com in 1999 and offers free happiness newsletters by e-mail. Lionel wrote the column called the Be Happy Zone, published by the Fairfield Citizen-News, from 2000 – 2011. He is the co-host of “The Happiness Show,” broadcast on TV by Cablevision of Connecticut. Lionel is the co-founder of OnGo Health, which engages seniors with wellness activity meetings. Lionel is the co-founder of OnGo Health, which engages in WAM – Wellness Activities Meetings http://www.ongohealth.com/. Lionel has been married since 1968 and is the father of three wonderful kids and the grandfather to four terrific grand children. Your happiness is important to him.