Are you worried you may be involved with an angry or controlling partner? What about someone you know? Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Duana Welch, coach and author of two new Love Factually Singles books, “Love Factually: Your Guide to Identifying Abusers Before They Abuse You” and “Love Factually: Your Guide to Breaking Free From Abuse.” In this program, she will be discussing some of the warning signs of abuse, along with common questions once abuse has occurred. If you or anyone you know is suffering from an abusive relationship, you can find additional support through the National Domestic Abuse Hotline. They offer free and confidential resources to help break free from abuse, and can be contacted 24/7 on their website or phone-line at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).
Strokes are on the rise for those 49 and under, and a fourth of stroke sufferers are under 65. Knowing the right steps to take before and after strokes can have an enormous impact on recovery. These are not only steps for the stroke sufferer, but their loved ones as well. Dr. Terri talks Ted Baxter, author of “Relentless: How A Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better.” Ted discusses keys to better stroke recovery based on his own experience, and his work as an advocate for those suffering from stroke and aphasia. These powerful tools help repair mind and body after a stroke.
Studies show that children who experience parental conflict and parental alienation in childhood can experience later life behavioral and psychological distress. Dr. Terri talks to Jane Irvine and Margaret Olnek. Jane is a board certified counselor and mediator with 35 years experience working in high-conflict divorces, and Margaret is an attorney and divorce coach with over 25 years experience working with all types of divorce cases. Jane and Margaret will discuss the havoc that family conflict and parental alienation can have on children’s and parent’s well-being. You can learn more about parental alienation at simplyparent.org.
Troubling memories are often storehouses of pain and hurt. Seated deep within our minds, they can seem impossible to dislodge. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Carla Marie Manly, clinical psychologist and author of the new book, “Joy from Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Making Fear Your Friend.” Dr. Manly shares strategies to safely face your fearful memories, learn from them, and successfully break free.
What social life challenges can women expect to face in their 20s and 30s? And do women’s life struggles change after their mid-30’s? Dr. Terri talks to SocialPro creator David Morin, about the research findings that they discovered regarding the challenges that women face in their social lives, particularly with friends and dating. David discusses the findings and recommendations for how women can manage these social issues.
Can you identify what your real deal-breakers are — qualities you won’t accept in a romantic partner? And, how much relationship baggage is too much when it comes to the past and your deal breakers? Dr. Terri talks to Julia McCurley, professional matchmaker and CEO of Something More, Austin’s premier matchmaking service for successful executives. She is also the author of a new book called, “Game Set Match: A Professional Matchmaker’s Advice on How to Win at the Game of Love.”
Do you always seem to pick the wrong kind of person for dating or romantic relationships? Are you questioning where, how, and whether you’ll ever meet Mr. or Ms. Right for you? Dr. Terri talks to Maria Avgitidis, award winning matchmaker with a global reputation. For over a decade, she has successfully combined four generations of family matchmaking tradition with modern relationship psychology to ensure her clients are introduced to their ultimate match. Maria reveals how to better choose the right partner for you, because without realizing it, you are often drawn to people for the wrong reasons.
April is National Stress Awareness Month. A recent study revealed that approximately 57 percent of people experience paralyzing stress, and 47 percent say their response to stress is to “take it out on themselves.” Dr. Terri talks to Julie Potiker, mindfulness expert, mindful methods for life teacher, and author of “Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods For Staying Calm In the Midst of Chaos.” Julie offers strategies to give people an opportunity to respond to stress in a new way and, ideally, reduce the intensity of their stress over time.
Couples often connect and fall in love by talking. But what conversations should a new couple have to know if their love will last a lifetime? And, what conversations should long-term couples have to reinvigorate the connection and passion? Dr. Terri talks to Drs. John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman, leading experts, researchers, and authors of the new book, “Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love”.
The Gottmans have been studying the masters and disasters of relationships for over 40 years and are founders of the world-renowned Love Lab. Their latest book is a tested program of eight fun, conversation-based dates that will result in a lifetime of understanding and commitment, whether a couple is newly in love or has been together for decades.
You may think that happiness is out there somewhere – dependent on the circumstances of your life changing. But well-being is actually a skill that can be cultivated, and it starts from within. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Beth Kurland, a clinical psychologist, author and public speaker with more than 25 years’ experience, about behaviors and thoughts that are holding you back from your deepest well-being. She reveals how to move from surviving to thriving by practicing new habits of mind that don’t take a lot of time in your day. Her newest book is “Dancing on the Tightrope: Transcending the Habits of Your Mind and Awakening to Your Fullest Life.”
Anxieties are hitting epidemic levels in the United States. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) reports that 40 million American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder every year. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Robert London, a psychiatrist with more than 40 years experience, about a remarkable new kind of therapy that helps overcome anxiety, PTSD and insomnia – with less or no medications and far fewer therapy sessions. After the techniques are learned, a person can do it in the comfort of their own home. All they need is a quiet space and a chair.
People around the world are more miserable than ever before. Plus, American’s negative experience scores are higher than the average across the globe. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, international happiness expert and renowned Harvard positive psychologist, about his newest book titled “Short Cuts to Happiness: Life-Changing Lessons from My Barber.” In the book, New York Times-bestselling author Tal Ben-Shahar chronicles his conversations with his longtime barber and states that happiness can be found in surprising, everyday practices.