Mind Health Matters with Bernie Siegel M.D.

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 Wisdom This Week

Wednesday & Friday 12am/12pmET

Conversations with an Angel, author Charlie Siegel, grandson of Dr Bernie Siegel

Charlie Siegel is an author of inspirational fiction with a spiritual touch. Designed to uplift and heal, his works tug on the heartstrings and call to us all to rise above the heaviness and the doldrums; to find those things that call to us in life, that inspire us and help us to live as our true selves.

His first book “Conversations with an Angel: A story of healing through the passageways of grief” was released in 2017 and he is already at work on his next piece. He has a profound belief in the guardian angels and love of spirit that surrounds us, which expresses itself in his writing, where he blends fantastical experiences with everyday life, to help people to find the magic and inspiration surrounding them and within themselves.

With a background in inspirational poetry, his work often has a soothing flow to it, with a use of original and descriptive metaphors that paint a picture for the reader, not only of the scene involved, but of the meaning therein. His works are often archetypal, designed to connect with issues or struggles many may experience, and offer help and guidance to work through them and learn the lessons life can teach us, efficiently and effectively. Charlie says, “I often feel like fantasy tales help us to make more sense of the world around us. They can take huge, meaningful aspects of life and let us experience them through other characters in a more fantastical environment, which allows us to better learn from and process our own experiences in life.” He works to share lessons he is grateful to receive from his longtime study of the spiritual outlook, and carry on in the footsteps of his ancestors through his own practice of writing.

Charlie was raised in a spiritual environment, honoring nature and respecting the spiritual energies of the Universe. His grandparents on both side walked a spiritual path long before his birth, with his grandfather Dr. Bernie Siegel founding Exceptional Cancer Patients and teaching of the mind-body connection, while his grandparents on his mom’s side taught meditation and spiritual development classes throughout the northeast. His mom Jane started Wisdom of the Ages in Simsbury, CT when he was 3 years old, and he has grown up a part of it. Working alongside her, they offer Spiritual Development Classes, Meditation Classes, Native American Drumming Circles and Psychic Readings through the store. They also carry a wide variety of items to help you, body, mind and spirit. They specialize in crystals and gemstones which he has studied the healing uses of since childhood. Charlie’s dad Keith is Bernie’s son and offers massages and care for the elderly as a part of home health aide and hospice career. “Here at Wisdom of the Ages, we invite you into a place created from our hearts and maintained with our passions for bettering the world around us while growing on our own spiritual paths. As soon as you step foot inside the door here at Wisdom of the Ages, you’re welcomed into a family owned and operated place of peace, where our goal is to help you be the best you can possibly be. As you venture around the store, everything you see here is a conglomeration of love for all people from both Jane and Charlie, as well as their close friends and fellow journeyers on a spiritual path.”

Charlie is also a professional nature, wildlife and landscape photographer. He owns his own business “Photography by SC”, selling his work from both the US and Iceland. He sells the largest collection of his photography, poetry and his first novel right inside Wisdom of the Ages, as well as online through social media Facebook.com/NaturePhotobySC and Instagram.com/NaturePhotobySC . He also offers downloadable formats and commercial licensing of his photography through 500px.com/NaturePhotobySC . He has featured a few images of his work of the northern lights over Iceland on the cover and some of the final pages within his first book. His purpose with photography is both to enjoy nature and to help others to reconnect with the beauty and teachings of the Earth. He can be contacted directly on social media to ask questions or order photographs as prints, greeting cards or photo canvas, or to discuss anything in regards to his written works.

Also within the Class Space at Wisdom of the Ages, Charlie runs his own small Dojo, Hikari Dojo, where he leads classes in a probationary Study Group under Roy Goldberg Sensei, sharing the art of Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu, a 1200 year old Samurai martial art and National Treasure of Japan. Charlie has been a student of the martial arts since he was 4 years old and is honored to take steps in this new venture, sharing this beautiful and traditional art. He is welcoming new students at any time. Classes are inclusive of all ability levels and open to anyone teens and adults with any level of experience. You can check out more info at Facebook.com/DaitoRyuSimsburyCT  Charlie hopes you find his work to be comforting and healing, and invites you to explore his photography pages and other works to further explore his personal approach to sharing The Light. Peace to you, in all ways. Buy book here: http://wisdomoftheages.biz/



Bernie SiegelBIO: 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/

Lionel SmilingBIO: 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.

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