Finding the Good in Every Situation

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: According to Joyce Knudsen, PhD, "Life is not the way it's supposed to be, it's the way it is." Coping becomes the solution.
Air Date: 10/24/17
Duration: 21:36
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Joyce Knudsen, PhD
Joyce-Knudsen1Dr. Joyce Knudsen is a celebrated distinguished image consultant and Life Coach operating the first and ONLY school for certification in these areas. She believes in scientific assessments that reveal so much about ourselves so that her students can excel far beyond image consultant training.

In addition, Joyce was recognized at a banquet by her peers with the 2001 IMMIE AWARD (Image Makers Merit of Industry Excellence) for her work in the Image Industry and honored at a banquet of her peers to receive the highest achievement in image management by AICI in addition, she received honorable accolades from Notre’Dame, DETC (Distance Education Training Council and is accepted by world renowned International Coaching Foundation.

She received her Bachelors of Arts in Communications, Masters of Arts in Business Administration, a comprehensive management training program recognized worldwide and earned a PhD in Human Services, with an emphasis on self-image and psychology from Capella University, accredited by North Central Accrediting Commission.

Joyce takes pride in what she does. Her keen sense of business, strong educational background and support of her husband led her to the development of The ImageMaker, Inc.® in 1985. This company continues to specialize in helping people to understand the importance of a strong and positive self-image, health and communication.

For two years Joyce produced and hosted a weekly television program, geared toward professional image enhancement and self-esteem. She has been featured in local, national and international newspapers, and has appeared on numerous radio and television talk shows. Joyce has her own radio show called www.imagemakerincmedia.com, streamed worldwide.

Joyce is a pioneer in her field having developed the first Distance Learning Mentoring Program in the world approved by AICI (The Association of Image Consultants, International) University. To her knowledge, no other trainer has this credential!

Some of her interviews include USA Today, Glamour Magazine, New York Times Magazine, Indianapolis Star, Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, Tennessean newspapers, Women’s World, Chinese Morning Press and Forbes.

Joyce begins her new radio show as co-host of the Refusing to Quit Podcast with Lisa Davis, MPH.
  • Book Title: Refusing to Quit: True Stories of Women Over 60
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/TheImageMakerInc
  • Guest Twitter Account: @drjoyce_knudsen
Finding the Good in Every Situation
There are going to be traumatic events, and there's nothing we can do to stop them from happening.

Everyone responds differently to these situations. Some people want to discuss at length, others prefer to withdraw. Some need to cry it out, others need distractions. 

Young children can be spared to an extent, but as adults, we are forced to deal with the aftermath. An intensely severe event may result in a form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which can present future health conditions; both physical and mental. 

Since these events are inevitable, it's important to find the best of every situation. According to Joyce Knudsen, PhD, "Life is not the way it's supposed to be, it's the way it is." Coping becomes the solution.

Dr. Knudsen joins hosts Andrea Donsky and Lisa Davis to share some tips for dealing with trauma in a healthy, proactive way.