The Doctor Is The Patient

The Doctor Is The Patient

One of my favorite things to do on this show is share parts of me. Some of my passions, struggles, fears, victories, there are just a few of the things I share.  

I thought of the title of this episode after I had  my last surgery. The plan was for it to be a story from that time of surgery until the time I completed my another full distance Iron Man triathlon  following surgery. Things did not go as plans. While I was able to do a race, it was far from a full distance. Life does not always go as plan but I try to have joy in the journey. 

So I’m going to tell you about my journey from injury, to my surgery, to a few other injuries to my first race post surgery.  

If you have every had an injury, surgery, or a setback,  you’ll feel encouraged by this episode.

 Episode Highlights:

  • Injuring my left knee while ski racing 
  • Knee surgery: How I prepped for surgery and the recovery period
  • Physical therapy and recovering 
  • How I got another injury after my knee got better
  • Other associated injuries sustained during my recovery period
  • What being a patient has taught me
  • Why empathy matters to me as a physician

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Sport Psychology: The Mind-Body Connection with Alphonso Josiah Nathan

Sport Psychology: The Mind-Body Connection with Alphonso Josiah Nathan

Alphonso Nathan is a Sports Psychologist with a keen interest in supporting athletes particularly young athletes. He helps individuals deal with depression, anxiety, and anger management.

As a former football player and athlete, Alphonso found his calling in helping talents overcome the challenges that come with sports. He has found great success in his niche which he accredits to being relatable and staying up-to-date with current trends.

In this episode, Alphonso walks us through his upbringing, playing sports in school, choosing to pursue Psychology and how he helps his clients as a  Psychologist.

You don’t want to miss this episode.

Episode Highlights:

  • What attracted Alphonso to the field of psychology
  • What is mental wealth and why everyone should embrace it
  • What is sports psychology 
  • His passion for mentoring younger kids and teens 
  • How athletes can overcome anxiety and burnout
  • Where you can find a sports psychologist or a general psychologist  in your area
  • Alphonso’s advice on building confidence and being resilient 

Guest Bio:

Alphonso Nathan is currently the Vice President of a Private Counseling Practice Brightside Counseling and the Co-Owner of a Psychiatric Practice-Brightside Medical Associates. Alphonso obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology at Bloomsburg University where he also was a multi-year starter and  all-conference letterman on the Bloomsburg University football team. Alphonso then obtained his graduate degree in clinical and counseling psychology at Chestnut Hill College. Prior to college, Alphonso attended  Milton Hershey School, a boarding school for at-risk youth. 

Because of his versatile background,  Alphonso has taken specialties in many areas.  He helps individuals deal with depression, anxiety, anger management, and spectrum-based disorders. He serves as a Sports Psychologist. He is a motivational speaker, speaking throughout the United States. He is the co-author of an upcoming book for therapists with a desire to go into a private practice called “ Practice, Success: Steps for Building and Maintaining a Successful Private Practice. 

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Ironman Who Motivates An Entire City to Live a Healthier Life with James Crumlin

Ironman Who Motivates An Entire City to Live a Healthier Life with James Crumlin

JJames Crumlin is a well-known Nashville employment lawyer co-founder of Capitol Steps Workout in Nashville, Ironman Triathlete, and Triathlete Coach.

Encouraged by his mother, and following in his father’s footsteps, James says he wanted to be a lawyer for as long as he can remember.  One of the proudest moments in his life was accepting the National Bar Association’s induction of his father into its Hall of Fame.

In this episode, James walks us through how he started his fitness journey. How he went from running a half marathon to completing Iron Man distance triathlons to coaching others to their finish lines. 

You don’t want to miss this episode.

Episode Highlights:

  • What motivated James to practice law
  • How his parents have influenced him
  • The proudest moment in his life
  • Why he started running
  • How the Capitol Steps Workout in Nashville was born
  • The toughest competition James has participated in
  • James’ advice and why mental toughness is the key to winning in life

Guest Bio:

James legal counsel is regularly sought out by management on issues arising from the employment relationship. His experience includes union and non-union arbitration and all forms of employment discrimination litigation. In addition, he conducts in-house training sessions on compliance with the numerous federal and state laws affecting employers — from the Americans with Disabilities Act to the Fair Labor Standards Act to the Occupational Health

James concentrates his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, business and corporate law, litigation and dispute resolution, and entertainment and media law. As an active member in the Nashville community, James is committed to providing excellent legal representation for his clients.

In the area of entertainment and media law, he represents artists, songwriters, authors, managers, and producers in the production, ownership, marketing, and sale of creative works. He also represents television anchors/reporters in contract negotiations with local and national media outlets.

Awards

  • 2016 Justice A. A. Birch Outstanding Service Award
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • Forty Under 40, Nashville Business Journal, 2011
  • Young Leader of the Year, Young Leaders Council, 2010
  • Best of the Bar, Nashville Business Journal, 2009
  • 45 Top Leaders Under 45, Tennessee NAACP, 2008
  • Nashville Emerging Leader Award for Law, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and 20/20 Leadership Alliance, 2007

James is very active in the Nashville community and a passionate nonprofit supporter. Among the organizations he has been involved with are Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center, and the Kelly Miller Smith Center Against Abuse Behavior. He is an active member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. James serves as trustee and was instrumental in the Project 2000 committee, which oversaw the construction of the church’s $17 million facilities.

In his spare time, James is a triathlete and runner, having competed in eight Ironman triathlons, five Ironman 70.3 triathlons, three marathons, and 20 half marathons. James also loves to travel. His favorite destinations are Rome, Italy, the Phoenix/Scottsdale area, Miami, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands.

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How a Date Turned into a Way of Life- Hiking with Heather Diaz

How a Date Turned into a Way of Life- Hiking with Heather Diaz

If you have ever thought about  hiking, this is the episode for you. Heather Diaz shares her passion for hiking and she shares all the tips you need for a hiking trip.

Hiking became a way of life for Heather as she was forced to slow down and start noticing the beauty around her. 

In this episode, you will also learn what to wear when hiking, where to shop for all your hiking gear, amongst other things. Heather tells us how she fell in love with this sport and the mistakes to avoid.

Be sure to hit that play button to listen to this episode

Episode Highlights:

  • How Heather got into sports at a young age
  • Heather’s passion for running
  • Why Heather moved to San Francisco
  • How a hiking date became a lifestyle
  • Must-have hiking essentials for your next hiking trip
  • How to shop for your hiking gear
  • Why you should treat hiking as any other sport
  • Heather’s advice to new hikers

Guest Bio:

Heather Diaz is a former long-distance runner and first-generation hiker originally from the suburbs of Houston, Texas. She moved around Texas for her bachelor and graduate degree. Life then took her life to San Francisco in 2012 to chase her career. 

It was while in San Francisco that she met her then boyfriend, now fiance. He asked her to go on a hike on their first date. The rest is history. .

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Saddle Sores- What Are They? How to Prevent Them? How to Treat Them?

Saddle Sores- What Are They? How to Prevent Them? How to Treat Them?

What are  saddle sores?  I’m not talking about a horse in the saddle, I’m talking about an injury or a concern that some cyclists get. The seat of a bike is called a saddle. 

If you ride for a long period of time, you have an intimate relationship with the saddle and what’s between your legs. 

Oftentimes people get what’s called saddle sores, little bumps, they can be the size of a pimple. They can progress to a massive abscess.

I personally can attest to the fact that these are one of the most frustrating and uncomfortable ailments that you can get as a cyclist or a  triathlete.

  • Episode Highlights:
  • What are saddle sores?
  • Types of saddle sores
  • How to avoid saddle sores when cycling
  • How to treat saddle sores 
  • My personal and painful experience with saddle sores

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It’s OK Not To Be Ok

It’s OK Not To Be Ok

In this episode, I  talk about mental health. It’s okay not to be okay. Initially, I started running to help me lose weight because I was clinically depressed after my mother passed away with breast cancer and with the emotional eating I gained about twenty pounds. 

I found that it was not only good for my body, but it was good for my mind and my spirit. It became a part of my therapy.

Join me today to listen to my story about NOT being OK, and why listening to your body can save your life.

Episode Highlights:

  • The Olympics and mental health of participants
  • What we can learn from Simone Biles withdrawal from the Olympics
  • How Covid has affected us all, and my personal experience
  • My knee injury, shoulder injury and saddle sores (and a bike crash!)
  • How slowing down from sports has affected me mentally
  • The importance of listening to your body

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