The holidays are not as easy for everyone as television commercials would have us believe. For millions of people, it's hard to live up to the heightened expectations. Whether someone needs extra support due to feelings of loneliness, stressful family dynamics, health problems associated with flu season or anxiety about overeating unhealthy foods, PeopleJam's experts provide help
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) December 18, 2007
Through its partnership with Stream4 Media - a leading provider of high-quality, personality-driven video for the Web and handheld devices - webisodes of the following video series are now available at PeopleJam:
-- Daily Dish, featuring healthy eating tips and videos from organic chef Andrea Beaman. As a former Top Chef contestant, Andrea explains how to survive the holidays and avoid holiday stress by eating mindfully and bringing your own healthy dishes to holiday gatherings.
-- The People's Pharmacy, offering healthcare advice on how to treat common illnesses such as colds with over-the-counter remedies. Hosted by Joe Graedon, The People's Pharmacy is based on the books, syndicated newspaper column, and long-running public radio show of the same name.
-- MinuteClinic, sharing tips on how to detect illnesses quickly. Featuring nationally renowned television medical correspondent Dr. Bob Arnot, MinuteClinic is the nation's largest retail-based health center provider and is available in CVS pharmacies around the United States. The holiday healthcare segments are directly related to the upcoming flu season and focus on issues such as whether or not to get a flu shot and how to detect strep throat.
Additionally, PeopleJam is featuring several lifestyle experts that share timely advice on common seasonal dilemmas. Dr. Tara J. Palmatier, a clinical psychologist, has contributed several articles on the topic of depression and the holidays, including 'Dating During the Holidays.' Professor and television commentator Joshua Kaplow PhD focuses on beating holiday stress in 'Staying Sane During the Holiday Season' and 'Dealing with the Holiday Blues.' Author and radio host Cynthia Brian brings joy to PeopleJam visitors by explaining how to have an 'Earth-Friendly Green Holiday.'
"The holidays are not as easy for everyone as television commercials would have us believe. For millions of people, it's hard to live up to the heightened expectations. Whether someone needs extra support due to feelings of loneliness, stressful family dynamics, health problems associated with flu season or anxiety about overeating unhealthy foods, PeopleJam's experts provide help," said Matt Edelman, CEO and co-founder of PeopleJam. "At PeopleJam, we understand these challenges and want to make sure our users have all the tools they need to make this season a joyous one."
PeopleJam (http://www.peoplejam.com), based in Los Angeles, was founded by media executives Matt Edelman and Robert Tercek to tap the power of the Internet to link individuals who share an interest in human achievement, personal bests and achieving a great life. PeopleJam is more than a social networking site. It is the next-generation social media experience and the first online community of its kind to offer an integrated suite of software features for personal development, including collaborative content creation tools, communications features and digital video. At PeopleJam, which is targeted to adults ages 25 to 50, visitors experience shared personal growth and innovative ways to get real results in their lives with the help of like-minded individuals who bond through discovery of shared values.
PeopleJam social media content categories include PeopleLive (health and fitness), PeopleLove (relationships), PeopleEarn (finance and careers), PeopleBelieve (inspiration and spirituality) and PeoplePlay (creativity and fun). Depending on their personal needs, each PeopleJam visitor can access social networking and interactive features to create a personal profile, set goals, blog about challenges they are currently facing, comment on someone else's stories, view and upload videos and read articles. Visitors also can start a dialogue with one of PeopleJam's resident experts who consistently provide content for the site and are available for questions and intensive one-on-one life coaching sessions that help guide users through the issues that are the most impactful in their lives.