W4CY 01-04-2024 & W4VET 01-07-2024

Dr. Jeannelle Perkins-Muhammad Discusses New Book “Into-Me-See”

Dr. Jeannelle Perkins-Muhammad, author of Into-Me-SeeOur first guest today is Dr. Jeannelle Perkins-Muhammad, a highly respected psychotherapist, licensed family therapist, and accomplished author with over two decades of experience in relationship and life coaching. Her extensive background, including a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision, has uniquely positioned her as an expert in transforming relationships and mental health, enhancing communication skills, understanding intimacy, and improving conflict resolution.  Dr. Jeannelle’s work focuses on the intersection of race and mental health. Dr. Jeannelle has been an entrepreneur for the majority of her life. She utilizes these skills to coach fellow entrepreneurs who aspire to develop and grow legacies in various capacities. Before becoming a licensed therapist, Dr. Jeannelle was the CEO of a prominent entertainment consulting company with offices in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Dallas, TX.

Today Dr. Perkins-Muhammad will discuss her new book “Into-Me-See, written by Dr. Jeannelle Perkins-MuhammadInto-Me-See.” The book explores the cultural and personal factors that can make it challenging for Black couples to develop and maintain intimacy, while offering solutions that strengthen their unity. As a South Carolina state licensed supervisor, an adjunct professor at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. and Practicum Supervisor at Liberty and Capella Universities, Dr. Jeannelle aims to help develop a new generation of clinical counselors, particularly in the South, who are culturally competent mental health care providers who consider how someone’s culture, race or ethnicity may influence their mental health.  Dr. Jeannelle often says and believes “the greatest generational wealth that can be bestowed is mental and emotional wellness.” Dr. Jeannelle is a Foundation Fellow of Roper St. Francis Healthcare and a consultant on TVOne’s hit show, “Fatal Attraction.” Dr. Jeannelle has been featured in Newsweek, Vice Magazine, Skirt Magazine, Divorce.com, and Charleston Magazine. She has been seen on the AFRO News’ “Chicken Boxx,” Fox 24 Charleston, WCIV ABC News 4 Lowcountry Live and more. She offers valuable perspectives on how cultural factors influence mental health and relationships, making her presentations relevant and insightful. For more information visit her website, drjeannelle.com.


Dr. Michael Greger Talks about His New Book “How Not To Age.”

Dr. Michael Greger, Renowned Doctor and authorOur second guest is Dr. Michael Greger, founder of NutritionFacts.org, is our first guest on today’s show. Dr. Greiger is an internationally renowned physician, nutritionist, and New York Times bestselling author of the “How Not to Die series.” He joins us today to discuss his new book, “How Not to Age: The Scientific Approach to Getting Healthier as How Not to AGE by Dr. Michael GregerYou Get Older.” The book features accessible research and actionable steps to help preserve the body functions that keep you feeling and looking youthful.

Dr. Dean Ornish’s review of “How Not To Age” states, “[It] will empower millions of readers to lead healthier, happier lives.  Highly Recommended!” He continues, “…a welcome addition to a genre that continues to grow in popularity,” Kirkus Reviews.

Dr Greger’s Credentials

A founding member and fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM, is a physician, bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Tufts University School of Medicine. Three of his recent books, “How Not to Die,” “The How Not to Die Cookbook,” and “How Not to Diet,” all became instant New York Times bestsellers. If you wish to follow Dr. Greger on social media Twitter/X, YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram.


Shannon Hills Discusses Open Enrollment & HealthCare.gov

Shannon Hills speaks about Open Enrollment and HealthCare.govOur last guest is Shannon Hills, a Regional Administrator at CMS. HealthCare.gov Open Enrollment is the time for those who don’t have health insurance to find an affordable quality plan. Millions of people lack the peace of mind we get from having health insurance and this is the time for them to take advantage of the excellent coverage and prices available at HealthCare.gov.

Shannon has over 25 years’ experience managing large-scale health and human services programs at the federal government level and in the non-profit sector. Previously, she served as the Long-Term Care Certification and Enforcement manager for the Survey & Operations Group in the CMS Regional Office in Dallas. Shannon holds a bachelor’s degree in consumer science from the University of Houston, a master’s degree in public administration from American University in Washington, DC, and the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation from Toastmasters International.

As a result of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), many consumers have access to newly expanded financial assistance through HealthCare.gov, which was first made available under the American Rescue Plan (ARP). The IRA provides financial assistance for Marketplace consumers, so that nearly everyone who buys their own individual or family health insurance through a Marketplace and is otherwise eligible can receive a tax credit to reduce their premiums through 2025, even if their household income was previously too high. Help is now more available than ever before. For more information go to HealthCare.gov


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