On this Holiday edition of Is This Normal, we hear from Steve -- who finds himself worried about his increased alcohol intake over the holidays. He says he's drinking on a daily basis and worries, Is This Normal?
This week, we field a question from a listener who is NOT filled with joy this holiday season. For you see, Karen's family is visiting her for Christmas and she's wondering if the dread she's feeling is normal.
My guest today is Liz Pryor. She's an author, speaker, parenting columnist, and life advice expert. Her current book is "Look at You Now: My Journey from Shame to Strength." She's also a ABC Good Morning America's life advice guru chosen out of 15,000 applicants. She lives in Los Angeles with her three children.
On this edition of Is This Normal?, I field a call from Simone who has concerns about her friend's picky eating habits.
With me today is Deborah Roberts. She is a television journalist for ABC News and before that, NBC News. She's been highly successful in her journalist career and I first met her while she host of Lifetime Live for Lifetime Network. She is also a delightful person and has a recent book out about parenting, co-written by her husband Al Roker called "Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times"
With me today on the show is Adam Braun, New York Times bestselling author and founder and CEO of Mission U, a newly created college alternative for the 21st century. He's the founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that's broken ground on more than 325 schools for children in proverty around the world. He's been featured as a speaker at the White House, the United Nations, and the Clinton Global Initiative.
His book "The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change" was a Number One national best seller.