W4CY 8-31-2023 and W4VET 9-03-2023

Author, Samuel L. Blumenthal is Our First Guest

Dr. Samuel L Blumenthal, retired, is author of the book, Once Upon a Time: A Collection of Short Stories for Those Trying to Find Their Way HomeI am delighted to have our first guest, Samuel L. Blumenthal, Ph.D., a retired clinical psychologist and first-time author. Today, we discuss his new book, “for Those Trying to Find Their Way Home.” Blumenthal characterizes writing as an “act of faith, especially when the sole motive of your writing is to further the Kingdom by helping others in their sanctification.” Once Upon a Time: A Collection of Short Stories for Those Trying to Find Their Way Home by retired Dr. Samuel L. BlumenthalThis collection of Christian stories illustrates different gospel truths. He says, “I very much believe the gospel, and especially the call to sanctify ourselves, can best be understood when seeing all of life as a four-chapter story—creation, fall, redemption, restoration.”

Blumenthal, whose thirty years as a psychoanalytically oriented psychologist gives him a unique perspective on the inner workings of the mind and heart, hopes that readers will learn that the gospel, God, and the kingdom of God are present in all of life, every moment, if they would only look. He says, “Stories have always been about us, a mirror in which we can see ourselves—our hopes and dreams, but also our greatest dilemmas. Since the dawn of man stories have been pregnant with meaning, much of which has gone unnoticed. But if you are willing to slow down and listen more closely, stories will meet you in the very places you need them and guide you home where you will be healthy and whole.”

Samuel Blumenthal grew up in a Reform Jewish home in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he still resides. He is the proud father of three grown sons and two daughters-in-laws and has five grandchildren. After coming to faith in Christ at forty-five, he looks for every opportunity to speak and write about the God who pursued him with His love. And “Once Upon a Time: A Collection of Short Stories for Those Trying to Find Their Way Home,” is his first book. To get more information or to purchase his book go to Amazon.com or any bookstore to purchase the book.

Author Dr. Stephanie S. Faubion, is Our Second Guest

Dr. Stephanie Faubion is the author of The New Rules of MenopauseOur second guest, Dr. Stephanie Faubion brings her expertise on current treatments for Hot flashes, sleep problems, weight gain, perimenopause, menopause – none of this was covered in Sex Ed! In fact, it’s often not even covered in the doctor’s office.We discussed her new book, “The New Rules of Menopause A Mayo Clinic Guide to Perimenopause and Beyond.”  This book steps in to fill that gaping hole as the definitive guide to the menopause transition, the midlife hormonal shift that sets off a cascade of physical and mental changes in women. The New Rules of Menopause is a guide for women going through menopause and is written by Dr. Stephanie S. FaubionDr. Faubion brings her expertise on current treatments and research together with an honest, real-world approach to help people understand how the rules of their bodies are changing – and what they can do about it. Divided into three main parts, the book guides readers through understanding menopause, managing it, and thriving in the years that follow. New and updated content acknowledges the diverse menopause experiences of real women and includes historical perspective on menopause, discussion of the current “femtech” boom and how to be a savvy health care consumer, expanded information on understanding and managing perimenopause, and the latest wisdom and tools to manage menopause symptoms.

Stephanie S. Faubion, M.D., M.B.A., is the Penny and Bill George Director of Mayo Clinic’s Center for Women’s Health and is chair of the Department of Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. Dr. Faubion has practiced as a physician in the Women’s Hea lth Clinic at Mayo Clinic for over 18 years. She also serves as medical director for The North American Menopause Society. She has abroad interest in women’s health and has evaluated and treated women with menopausal, hormonal and sexual health concerns. Her research encompasses sex and gender-based differences in disease, menopause, hormone therapy, healthy aging, and sexual health and dysfunction in women — addressing questions that come directly from the clinical dilemmas faced every day in medical practice. A leader in women’s health, Dr. Faubion, frequently lends her expertise to the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, NBC News and other national media.

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