Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep27 - Make Better Decisions: Lisa Ferentz

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: Stopping negative self talk, making better decisions, re-framing New Year’s Resolutions, and the one thing to make your life better today with therapist Lisa Ferentz.
Air Date: 1/12/17
Duration: 37:17
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Lisa Ferentz
Lisa FerentzLisa Ferentz is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist who has been in private practice for over 30 years.

She is the founder of The Ferentz Institute and author of the new book, Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist’s Couch.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

    1. Are you doing it for you or someone else?
    2. Remember you can only control yourself, and real change begins with you in your own mind.
    3. What are you going to gain, and what are you going to lose?
    4. What are your obstacles?
    5. Is your resolution doable?

High Five Highlights:

  • In your book title, why the reference to the Wizard of Oz and the ruby slippers? In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy realizes that everything she needed was on her feet all along. So the book is how we can look inside ourselves to find the answers and live the best we can. We have the all the power we need within us.
  • Best advice she was ever given: Use whatever gifts you’ve been given to make a difference in the world.
  • What gives her inspiration everyday: Her cockapoo dog, who on a daily basis reminds her to live in the moment.
  • Her favorite quote: “Experience is not what happens to you, it’s what you do with what happens to you.” Also, the serenity prayer which says: “Understand what you have control over, let go of what you can’t control and fully embrace and act on what you can control.”
  • As a therapist, what does she think could be easily fixed in our human race: This is a complicated question, but if we could teach parents to talk to their children in loving ways, that would go a long way in eliminating many problems later on.

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