Calm, Cool and Connected - The Guide Book to Peace of Mind

Calm, Cool and Connected - The Guide Book to Peace of Mind

Now more than ever, we have an opportunity to be a positive force in the world. To help heal the divide…to treat each other, and ourselves, with respect and love. But with so many tools out there…..from meditation to physical training, proper nutrition, therapy, and so many others, we all need a little help navigating all the options. Join us as we share in-depth information, insights and thought-provoking discussions that will help answer your questions about how to stay calm, cool and connected during these times. No matter where you might be in your personal journey, Calm, Cool and Connected will help you find your Zen. New episodes every Monday and Wednesday.


May 22, 2022 10 min

Anxiety is a fairly normal and healthy emotion. When someone often experiences elevated levels of anxiety on a frequent basis, that is when it can become a disorder.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is defined as a mental illness that causes repeated unwanted thoughts or sensations (obsessions) or the urge to do something over and over again (compulsions). Some people can have both obsessions and compulsions.

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Erectile dysfunction, or “ED” for short, is way more common than people realize. Up to 40% of men are effected by ED by the time they hit 40!

Bridgeside Medical Clinic offers a non-invasive approach to treating erectile dysfunction, without having to have surgery, get injections OR take pills! Andrew Rinehart joins us to explain more.

Key Takeaways from Liz’s chat with Andrew:

• Hear about Andrew’s role at Bridgeside
• Learn what exact...

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May 15, 2022 10 min

Somatic Therapy/Encanto

Encanto is the newest Disney movie that has taken the world by storm.

On this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected- Dr. Liz talks to Yolanda Renteria. Yolanda is a trauma therapist who has gone viral on TikTok, for giving her (psychological) take on all of the characters from Encanto!

Key Takeaways from Liz’s chat with Yolanda:

• Hear about Yolanda’s background in the mental health field
• Learn about Somatic Ther...

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May 10, 2022 10 min

In a society where being busy is sometimes taken as a badge of honor, it’s really easy to find it hard to say “no”! But there is a fine line between busy, burned out and exhausted- and the lines between all of the aforementioned tend to get muddy on a frequent basis.

In this day and age, having a coach on your side can be really helpful! On today’s episode of Calm, Cool and Connected- Dr. Fedrick is joined by Annalie Howling. She is...

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May 8, 2022 9 min

The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month. It is an important opportunity to raise awareness about mental health ailments. It’s the perfect time to educate the public, fight the stigma surrounding mental health, and have open conversations about how important mental health is.

On this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected, Dr. Fedrick is joined by Melanie Chaplin and Jeffrey Cook. They are both prevention specialists at Chesap...

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May 3, 2022 20 min

Most of us will never know what it’s like to have our lives, let alone love lives, aired for millions to see on television.

The impact of this on a person’s mental health can be monumental.

Joining Dr. Fedrick on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected is Clayton Echard, from ABC’s most recent season of “The Bachelor.”

Key Takeaways from Liz’s chat with Clayton:

• Hear how Clayton would describe himself, outside of The Bachelor
• Learn...

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May 1, 2022 10 min

In our culture of “busy,” it’s not surprising that it’s almost a badge of honor to be so busy that you’re stressed out constantly!

Joining Dr. Liz today is Krystal Jackson, a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is going to walk us through “ease,” and how to incorporate it into our lives.

Key Takeaways from Liz’s talk with Krystal:

• Hear about Krystal’s background
• Learn how Krystal describes “ease” in work and in life
• Find out how ...

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April 26, 2022 10 min

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, better known as “POTS”, isn’t a visible or life threatening condition. What POTS is- is mentally, physically, and emotionally draining.

Joining Dr. Fedrick on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected is Doctor Cathy L. Pederson. She is the President and founder of Standing Up To Pots. Joining Dr. Pederson is Jill Brook, MA, POTS researcher and nutritionist. 

Key Takeaways from Liz’s talk wit...

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April 24, 2022 5 min

Have you ever found yourself with anxiety on a Sunday, looking at the work week ahead? You are not alone!! A lot of people deal with “Sunday scaries” instead of “Sunday fundays”.

On this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected- Dr. Fedrick teaches us what exploration is, and why it is so important!

Key Takeaways from Liz:

• Hear what exploration is
• Learn why Exploration helps to alleviate work week anxiety 
• Discover some ways to “explor...

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April 19, 2022 10 min

According to the Mayo Clinic, a migraine is defined as “a headache that can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for hours to days, and the pain can be so severe that it interferes with your daily activities.”

Migraines don’t just impact someone’s physical health, they ...

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April 17, 2022 10 min

Approximately 55% of Americans suffer from driving anxiety. This  anxiety can manifest in a variety of ways, leaving some sufferers unable to drive at all. 

Dr. David Shanley, a psychologist specializing in  anxiety and OCD, talks with Dr. Liz about his work with those suffering with anxiety and common practices in treating driving anxiety. 

Key Takeaways from Liz's chat with Dr. Shanley:

• Learn about Dr. Shanley's background...

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What does it mean to “take your life to the next level”?

Dr. Liz had the pleasure of being on Raf Garay’s podcast, and on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected he is returning the favor.

Key Takeaways from Liz's chat with Raf:

• Hear about Raf’s background and story
• Learn what Raf means when he says he’s “working on his mind”
• Find out why procrastination happens
• Discover tools to battle procrastination
• Hear how learning how...

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The importance of suicide awareness can not be exaggerated. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and it leaves loved ones with more questions than answers.

Joining us on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected is Catherine Smith. She is Miss Darlington, and she is a suicide prevention advocate.

Key Takeaways from Liz's chat with Catherine:

• Hear Catherine’s background, and about the Miss Darlington...

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April 10, 2022 10 min

The process of becoming sober is a very individual experience.

Rachel Hechtman is a mental health advocate and founder of "Sober in Central Park," and she joins Dr. Fedrick on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected to share her experience with sobriety.

Key Takeaways from Liz's chat with Rachel:

• Hear about Rachel’s story
• Learn about Rachel’s relationship with alcohol prior to getting sober 
• Find out factors that lead...

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April 7, 2022 11 min

Lately, the topic of mental health is being discussed more frequently, and it is way more widely acceptable too.

Joining us today is Rosemary Pantaleo. She is the host of the Living With My Brain podcast. She is diagnosed with both Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depression, and she talks about her life on her podcast.

Key Takeaways from Dr. Fedrick’s chat with Rosemary:

• Hear about Rosemary’s story and how she decided to star...

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April 5, 2022 10 min

Statistics indicate that marijuana is the most commonly used illegal substance in the United States.

On this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected- our friends Danyell Collins-Facteau and Jeffrey Cook from Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Healthcare join us to talk about marijuana as it pertains to mental health.

Key Takeaways from Dr. Fedrick’s chat with Danyell & Jeffrey:

• Hear about some of the risk factors associated with marij...

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April 3, 2022 4 min

Managing the Fear of Rejection 

The fear of rejection is a powerful fear that often impacts many different areas of our lives. It is really common, but it can be a major roadblock to taking risks and achieving personal goals.

So, what can we do to fix it?

On this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected- join Dr. Liz as she explains several ways to manage the fear of rejection.

For more information on Dr. Elizabeth Fedrick, visit her websit...

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Anger Management’s Role in the Will Smith/ Chris Rock Fiasco

As humans, we all experience a wide range in emotions. Happiness, sadness, excitement and anger to name a few. It’s all a part of a normal human experience!

It becomes an issue when anger can no longer be regulated. Here to dive into anger management and the Will Smith debacle with Chris Rock during the Academy Awards is Beverly Hills psychologist Dr. Greg Cason.

Key Takeawa...

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March 29, 2022 10 min


Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, or EMDR for short, is defined as a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.

Kelly O’Horo joins Dr. Fedrick on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected to talk about EMDR, and the profound benefits of this type of therapy.

Key Takeaways from Dr. Fedrick’s one-on-one with Kelly:

• Hear about Ke...

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March 27, 2022 10 min

#TiredAsAMother (Therapy for Moms)

According to a study conducted in 2021, 16% of moms reported being in a constant state of burnout.

Being a mom is inherently one of the toughest jobs there is- and add a pandemic which caused moms to also have to be teachers? A recipe for disaster.

Joining Dr. Fedrick on this episode of Calm, Cool and Connected is Erin Spahr. Erin is a Certified Perinatal Mental Health Therapist, and she is here to d...

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