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Do you want more excitement, joy and happiness in your relationships? Have you experienced heartbreak or a divorce? Are you ready to find love with the right person? For the past 30 years, Dr. Terri Orbuch (aka The Love Doctor®) has been combining her experience as a therapist, with practical science-based advice to help thousands of people, just like you, find and create the loving relationships they deserve.
In this radio program, she's here to share her relationship advice, inspirational stories, and thought-provoking guests with you. Seize the moment to make your relationships be the best they can be.
Do you want to find real love, that is safe, secure, healthy and sustainable? From which, there is a stable foundation for adventure, excitement, exploration, pain, growth and a shared future combining individual dreams and desires. Dr. Terri talks to Lemarc Thomas, a relationship expert, consultant, speaker and founder/CEO of an international matchmaking agency in Stockholm, Sweden. After almost a decade in the matchmaking industry, Lemarc shares his 4-step approach on how to meet and find real love.
On today's episode:
2:30 - Lemarcs love journey and how he became a relationship expert
8:00 - "Real love" and the 4 steps to find it
12:35 - Healing from your past
18:25 - How to become mindful
20:50 - The importance of compatable values
What is real intimacy? When most people hear the word intimacy, their mind immediately goes to physical touch, sex and more. But is that definition accurate in the world of love, relationships and intimacy? Dr. Terri talks to David Essel, counselor, master life coach, international speaker, minister and author of 10 books, including the best-selling book called "Love and Relationship Secrets....That Everyone Needs to Know." For the past 30 years, David has been helping singles and couples from around the world to grasp what real intimacy means. David says that once you understand the meaning of real intimacy, you will have the most profound love relationships and friendships.
On today's episode:
:30 - David's background and the law of attraction
6:10 - Getting out of an unhealthy relationship
9:50 - Recognizing your relationship patterns and avoiding the same mistakes
17:00 - Dealing with deal breakers
19:55 - Real intimacy and the importance of honesty
It's easy to love a partner who is doing everything you want. But loving, and growing your love when there are difficulties between you... that's relationship magic. Dr. Terri talks to Guy Finley, internationally renowned spiritual teacher and author of the new book, "Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together." Finley offers new tools to dissolve the pain and distance between you and your partner. You'll learn how to use the power of love to heal recurring conflicts.
On today's episode:
:30 - Introduction to Guy
4:40 - What motivated Guy to write his book "Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together"
9:30 - Managing conflict and practing patience
15:40 - Switching approaches and embracing change
20:55 - Revealing buttons and where to learn more from Guy
Research shows that laughter reduces stress, boosts your immune system and strengthens your connection to others. It also provides an adrenaline rush that makes you more attractive to others. Dr. Terri talks to Sarah Routman, a Worldwide Laughter Ambassador, speaker, author, and certified laughter yoga leader. Sarah shares tools to use laughter to better your relationship with yourself and others. She says that laughter keeps everything in perspective and the more you practice it, the better you get seeing things in a fresh and more light-hearted way.
Have you ever experienced a situation at work that was out of your control? For example, maybe a coworker put you on the spot in front of the boss, or your PowerPoint presentation crashed at a critical moment. Most people react to the unexpected with anxiety and unease. Dr. Terri talks to Jen Oleniczak Brown, founder of The Engaging Educator and author of the new book, "Think on Your Feet: Tips and Tricks to Improve Your Impromptu Communication Skills on the Job.” Jen discusses tips for handling a curveball during a pitch or interview, ways to collaborate in a competitive environment and networking for introverts.
Did your marriage or former relationship end because you chose the wrong partner? Do you trust yourself to make the right choice with a new relationship? Dating after divorce or the end of a long-term committed relationship, can be challenging. Dr. Terri talks to Kelly Brandli, matchmaker, dating and relationship coach, speaker, and workshop presenter about selecting the "right" partner for you the second time around. She will share 6 key steps you need to consider when re-entering the dating scene.
Do you believe that love happens by chance? What about if love is meant to be, it will just happen? We all know people who were not even looking for a partner and then met that special someone standing in line at the grocery store, on a bus, or on a ski lift. Were those people just lucky at love? Dr. Terri talks to Trea Tijmens, elite matchmaker, dating and relationship coach, and relationship expert about the myth that love should happen by chance. Trea will share her tips and insights on how anyone can get lucky at love.
More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend. Caregiving requires sacrifice and commitment, and then it ends. What happens next and how do you restart your life afterwards? Dr. Terri talks to Christopher MacLellan, caregiver advocate, speaker and author of the book, "What's The Deal with Caregiving." Chris discusses how caregiving changes people and finding one's comfort zone during and after caregiving is just as difficult as caregiving itself.
Where did we come up with the crazy idea that people should be able to “succeed” at relationships the first, second or even the third time around? Why do we think a marriage should be judged for its durability, rather than for awareness gained or growth achieved? Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Jan Dworkin, couple's therapist and author of the new book, "Make Love Better." She suggests we lean into the idea of relationships as a place where mistakes are not just inevitable, but necessary. She also offers us a set of skills and attitudes to help us build our very own “relationship practice".
Have you ever been ghosted? Do you constantly fall in love with people who never return your feelings? Dating in the digital age can be chaotic and confusing, while also creating unique challenges for long-term, solid, healthy relationships. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Marni Feuerman, marriage and family therapist, speaker, and author of the new book, "Ghosted and Breadcrumbed: Stop Falling for Unavailable Men and Get Smart about Healthy Relationships." Dr. Marni discusses why you attract and accept poor treatment from others, and then reliable techniques on how you can get out, move on, and find the love you deserve.
When you were younger, what did you learn about sex and relationships? And as an adult now, what do you wish someone would have taught or shared with you? Dr. Terri talks to Joan Price, author, speaker and advocate for ageless sexuality. Sex and relationships in your later years is not the same as younger sex, but it can be equally satisfying, and in some ways, it’s better. Joan will discuss what older adults wish they'd known about sex and relationships when they were younger. And how the definition of “what is sex?” has changed or evolved over time.
Do you know how meaningful a heartfelt word or gesture can be? When you see and value others, you not only brighten their day but you also embody the best version of yourself. Dr. Terri talks to Robyn Spizman, a popular media personality, speaker and author of the new book, "Loving Out Loud." Robyn discusses how small (or large) acts of generosity can impact your life and change the giver and the recipient a like.
Aging issues hit all of all, regardless of our chronological age. If we are negative and pessimistic, we can feel older than our years. But when we are positive and radiant, these qualities contribute to looking and feeling more vibrant. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Carla Marie Manly, a clinical psychologist, wellness expert and author of the new book, "Aging Joyfully." Dr. Manly discusses how to notice, understand, and face the changes with grace and strength.
For many decades, men haven't had the resources to find dating and relationship advice, like women have had. As such, there's so much to learn and not many places to seek it out. Dr. Terri talks to Hunt Ethridge, international dating and relationship expert, coach, and author about the best dating strategies and tips for men. Hunt discusses how guys can become the kind of men that would make their mommas proud!
The moments of your life are opportunities to learn something valuable about yourself. Instead, you often take them for granted and waste them on negative, unproductive thoughts. Mindfulness keeps you present and aware. Dr. Terri talks to Ora Nadrich, founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking, and author of Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity. She will discuss how to be present in all the moments of your life and why it’s important to stop the day’s busy-ness and allow for interludes of present moment awareness.
Online dating is no longer seen as a last attempt for the desperate and lonely to find their soul mate. Currently, almost half of U.S. online users have met or know someone who has met a romantic partner on a dating website or app. Dr. Terri talks to Erika Ettin founder of A Little Nudge, a consulting company that helps people navigate the world of online dating, from first click to first date. Erika shares strategies and pointers for your online dating pictures, profile, messages, and more - so that you can get more attention and more dates.
How can intuition help you find love with the right person? Have you ever wondered if you could develop your own intuitive abilities? Dr. Terri talks to Lisa Jesswein, psychic medium, intuitive mentor and Empower Radio program host, about how to use your intuition when it comes to love. She also shares tips on how to tap into your own intuition and guidance system.
Most people have an idea of what they want in a romantic partner but few have a clear, concise understanding of what they actually need. And, in the era of mobile apps, how do you sift through all the digital smoke and glitter to find a heart of gold? Dr. Terri talks to Amari Ice (aka, The Prince of Hearts), a certified matchmaker and relationship coach, about what you need to look for in a potential partner. Amari discusses the 5 things you must know in order to be sure you’ve found an excellent romantic match.
More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend. Taking care of someone you love is a privilege, but it also requires sacrifice and commitment. Dr. Terri talks to Christopher MacLellan, caregiver advocate, speaker and author of the book, "What's The Deal with Caregiving." Chris will discuss how to manage the challenges that caregivers encounter, regardless of sexual orientation, family situation or age. Chris' passion centers around advocacy, sharing stories and connecting people to trusted resources.
Getting older doesn’t have to mean giving up a passionate love life. In a youth-obsessed society, older people have just as much right to sexual pleasure as younger ones. Dr. Terri talks to Joan Price, author, speaker and advocate for ageless sexuality. Sex changes with age, but it doesn’t have to go away. Sex in your later years is not the same as younger sex, but it can be equally satisfying, and in some ways, it’s better.
Burnout at work is now at a national crisis level. Recent figures show 28 percent of workers suffer from it – and the numbers go up in high-stress careers. It manifests as physical and mental exhaustion. Dr. Terri talks to Vicky Oliver, a leading career development expert, and the bestselling author of five books. Vicky will share scenarios about how office burnout manifests and strategies so others don't dent your armor.
Most healthcare practitioners have built their careers around their passion for health and wellness. They aren't trained to develop a career as a successful entrepreneur. Dr. Terri talks to Brandon Seigel, a business coach, president of Wellness Works Management Partners, and author of the new book, The Private Practice Survival Guide: A Journey to Unlock Your Freedom to Success. Brandon discusses key strategies for private practices to survive-and thrive-in today's business environment.
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.
Marriages sometimes come and go, but parenthood is forever. But what if you could have both--a great family life, and a happy lifetime love? Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Duana Welch, author of the new book, "Love Factually for Single Parents." She has written a book that relies on science rather than opinion to guide this large and growing group of men and women. We’ll be discussing pitfalls of single-parent dating, and how to succeed at finding a partner who’s good for you—and your kids!
All children are smart in their own way. Some children, however, have individual learning styles that don’t allow them to succeed with traditional learning methods. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain, a licensed speech-language pathologist and co-author of the new book, "Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences." They will discuss tools for parents and educators to help children with learning differences realize lifelong success.
A shocking 187,000 school students have been directly exposed to gun violence since the Columbine school shooting in 1999. Millions more endure the trauma of being in "lockdown" and "active shooter" drills that occur regularly in schools today. Dr. Terri talks to Nancy Kislin, a licensed social worker, family therapist and author of the new book, "Lockdown: Talking to Your Kids about School Violence." Nancy discusses accessible tips to support the mental health of your children, while offering them the knowledge and comfort that they will be safe everyday.
Wouldn’t it be great to make 2019 the year you don’t get so triggered by all the usual suspects? Wouldn’t it be nice to stay calm in traffic, get out the door in the morning without stress, and interact peacefully with life’s biggest button pushers? Dr. Terri talks to Julie Potiker, author and mindfulness expert about strategies to have a calmer, clearer, and more peaceful year ahead. When life gets crazy, you can use these mindful methods to keep your cool.
Marriages may come and go, but parenthood is forever. But what if you could have both—a great family life, and a happy lifetime love? The fact is, you can—by relying on what’s known about relationships all around the world. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Duana Welch, author of the new book, "Love Factually For Single Parents [& Those Dating Them]," the first guide that relies on science to help this large and growing group of men and women find the right partner not only for themselves, but their families.
Are you unsure of what will make you happy in your relationships? Do you have a difficult time making decisions or feel frustrated knowing that there is so much more you could be doing with your life? Dr. Terri talks to Denise Levy (BSW), life coach, professional matchmaker and business mentor. She specializes in the art and science of getting you out of your own way. She has actionable tips, tools, hacks & techniques you can start using today to go from disempowered to empowered, all by increasing your confidence.
There isn't a soul on earth who hasn't questioned themselves at some point. And most of us are just one or two brutal rejections away from questioning all that we are. Dr. Terri talks to Rob Jolles, speaker, author, consultant and coach. He argues that with practice, anyone can cultivate the credibility and soft skills to believe in yourself, and convince others of your talents. He has down-to-earth solutions and practical tools to achieve credibility and success.
Dating apps can be frustrating and time consuming because they're not matching on what matters: compatibility. Dr. Terri talks to Andrea Miller, certified matchmaker, dating coach, author and founder of Slindir, the newest dating app for Fit & Active Singles. Andrea believes that how you view health and fitness in your everyday life is one of the top values that play a role in setting the foundation for a lasting relationship.
When you lose someone, everything changes. The grief can be utterly crippling. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Sherry Cormier, author of the new book, "Sweet Sorrow: Finding Enduring Wholeness After Loss and Grief," about the most effective tools for healing, and she knows firsthand that they work. She argues that the process of recovering is often misunderstood and misrepresented, and you never "get over it" - and you shouldn't.
If you're single, you've heard it all from everyone -- from you're too picky to why don't you try harder. You may feel like you need to change who you are or what you want. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Karin Anderson Abrell, psychologist and author of the book, "Single is the New Black: Don't Wear White 'Til It's Right." She encourages singles to never ever settle and to stay strong amidst prevailing single shaming messages.
Dating apps can be challenging. Many people on the apps aren’t serious and then you end up wasting your time. Cove is a new dating app that gamifies the experience in a way that empowers women who want a better way to meet reliable men online. Dr. Terri talks to Charles Messow, founder and CEO of COVE, along with relationship coach Michelle G. about dating apps and how COVE is different and guarantees you won't waste your time. Learn more at Meetinthecove.com.
When you're first drawn into a new relationship, the love you feel is often based primarily on attraction and desire. This form of love, as sweet as it is, can be disastrous if it remains the entire foundation of the relationship. Dr. Terri talks to Guy Finley, internationally renowned spiritual teacher and best selling author. His groundbreaking new book, "Relationship Magic: Waking Up Together" is all about a different kind of love. And it is this higher form of love that can work miracles in your relationships.
Sometimes getting to parenthood isn't as easy breezy as couples are led to believe and women can't help but wonder what's up with their fertility. After all the years spent telling their body not to get pregnant, now they want a baby. Dr. Terri talks to Julie Pierce, author, speaker, certified relationship coach, and mother about how women can stop thinking about how badly they want a baby and just get pregnant. In her book "I Still Want to be a Mom," she shares what she's learned through years of working with women struggling their way to motherhood-and she was one of them. With her help, women can stop their struggle and return to that beautiful place of confidence and joy they started this journey with and just get pregnant.
In the era of mobile apps, the gay dating census (aka #BaeBuffet) is literally in the palm of your hands. But how do you sift through all the digital smoke and glitter to find a heart of gold? Dr. Terri talks to Amari Ice (aka The Prince of Hearts), certified matchmaker and relationship coach, about his international best selling book, "Lasting Love at Last: The Gay Guide to Catching and Keeping the Man of Your Dreams." Amari says that navigating the dating pool can be quite the struggle, but with the twelve-step RELATIONSHIP process outlined in his book, you'll have a love that can go the distance. Through Amari's book, live workshops and coaching programs, he provides single gay men with a proven method to initiate and navigate romantic interactions.
The beginning of the school year is often a challenging time for both parents and children. This time of the year is even more difficult for the 22 million parents who battle parental alienation in the US alone. These parents are silenced by the law, compromised, and treated as the lesser parent. Dr. Terri talks to Elena Bondareva about how to manage parental alienation through school and extra-curricular activities. Elena is on the board of directors of Simply Parent, a non-profit organization dedicated to forging a society where children have access to all of their loving parents and extended families.
No matter what area of life you find yourself struggling in - health, finances, career, relationships - it is the thoughts you harbor around these things that are the most powerful in determining success or failure. Dr. Terri talks to Ora Nadrich, certified life coach and mindfulness teacher, who says that most people don't question their fear-based or self-negating thoughts. Learning how to ask "Says who?" confronts the negative and fear-based thoughts holding you hostage and hijacking your confidence and well-being.
Research shows that today's organizations need a new set of rules to effectively steer the changing workforce. Before, a leader's ability and talent were the focus, but now leaders need relational skills, like developing trust, harnessing motivation and clarifying a vision. Dr. Terri talks to Eric Wright, an innovative leader and co-author of the new book, Dogs Don't Bark at Parked Cars. They discuss the new direction leadership must take to effectively steer the changing workforce.
Are you looking for the perfect way to spend time with your crush this summer? Or maybe you want some fun new date ideas to add excitement in your long-term relationship. Dr. Terri talks to dating and relationship expert Hunt Ethridge, about fun inexpensive date ideas, along with conversation topics to discuss. Whether you've been married for 40+ years or just getting ready to go on a first date, these date ideas will be a ton of fun and affordable.
Did you know that there are four distinct types of men, depending on their romantic personalities? Are you interested in learning more about where you fit, or what man is right for you? Dr. Terri talks to clinical psychologist Dr. Alex Avila about his new book, GuyTypes. In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Avila unveils a groundbreaking system for finding love by classifying guys into four distinct romantic personalities.
Are you interested in establishing or growing your small business? Have you always wanted to network with others who can help you grow your client base? Dr. Terri talks to Arlene Vasquez Washburn, a life and business strategist and relationship expert, about creating efficiencies so you can get it all done. She also will provide tips for successfully running and growing a client base.
When Peter Davidson's grandson, Joel, got engaged, Davidson decided to jot down a few words of martial advice for him, based on his vast experience as a husband. Then Davidson thought, why share this wisdom with only one person when he could share it with the whole world. Dr. Terri talks to author Peter Davidson about his new book, Marital Advice to my Grandson, Joel. This book is a lively, upbeat, tongue-in-cheek, humorous look at married life that any married, engaged, or single person can relate to and will find insightful and fun to read.
There's a model for regaining happiness, but it's not where you'd expect. Dr. Terri talks to author Kimberly White. Her new book is called, The Shift: How Seeing People as People Changes Everything. White says that seeing people as people is an idea so simple you'll swear you've heard it a million times, but so profound you'll never stop learning from it. It is the key to healing your most troubled relationships and your deepest personal suffering, and to finding greater peace, meaning, and fullness in your life.
Your role as a parent is critical to your children's health and well-being. Dr. Terri talks to Sandy Fowler, co-founder of DASIUM and co-host of Mighty Parenting Podcast, about raising an emotionally healthy teen. They discuss the 3 core areas that you as a parent need to focus on to build a healthy relationship with your teen. It is vital to raise teens who know they can turn to you when life goes sideways.
Has it been years or even decades since you last dated? Or, have you tried seemingly every avenue to meet that ‘special someone’ and come up ‘empty-hearted’? You are not alone. Dr. Terri talks to Michele Russo, former St. Louis Rams Cheerleader turned author, writer and dating coach. She says that the times have most definitely changed in terms of the dating world. And although dating is meant to be fun, in this age, dating can be described as a game and there are definitely some unspoken rules of modern dating. Michele shares the unspoken rules to modern dating, along with her modern tales of "fairy-fails".
Circle gatherings are an ancient tool used by peoples around the world to heal and strengthen their communities. In recent years, thousands of women around the world have used a practice called Circlework. Dr. Terri talks to Jalaja Bonheim (PhD), who has led circles for over three decades and trained hundreds of Circlework leaders from around the world. She describes the practice and how the principles of Circlework can restore your sense of wholeness, mend broken relationships, lay the foundation for peace and unite us beyond race and religion, culture and politics.
You already know that sports are beneficial for your physical health. But there’s more good news. Studies also show that participation in sports can positively affect your mental health. Dr. Terri talks to Christopher Harris, a licensed professional counselor, about how playing sports creates a foundation of wellness. Football helped him gain confidence and resilience through many life challenges. Today, he integrates professional counseling sessions with fitness and athletics as a means to produce healthy outcomes for youth and young adults in schools and residential treatment facilities.
Volunteering or community service builds healthy communities and teaches people of all ages and backgrounds compassion and understanding. The key is to find something that you're passionate about, and then identify how you can get involved at a community level. Dr. Terri talks to Greg Martin, Executive Director of DRAW (Disaster Relief At Work, Inc). DRAW is dedicated to providing relief to communities around the US that have been hit by natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. Greg discusses why building a strong relationship with your community is vital and says that volunteering is one of the few ways you can work on you, without having to focus on you.
Stop procrastinating on your love life when you can find love this year! Hiring a matchmaker is the most efficient, proactive way that you can find love in this busy and competitive dating climate. Dr. Terri talks to matchmaker Laurie F. Berzack (M.S.W.), Carolinas Matchmaker, about why you should hire a matchmaker to find love. Laurie is known for her innovative matchmaking and has been bringing couples together for over 12 years. She carefully hand selects matches based on faith, emotional intelligence, personality type, humor, fitness, looks, and intellect, among many other variables.
Recent studies show that "vaping" is on the rise among teenagers, setting off alarm bells among parents. Vaping is the popular term for using electronic cigarettes or vaporizers - devices that heat up small quantities of liquid or oil until they produce an inhalable vapor. Dr. Terri talks with Nancy Kislin, a certified marriage and family therapist, and child and adolescent psychotherapist, about what to do if your child is vaping. For over 28 years, Nancy has been working with children, teens and families. She says it's not a vaping problem, it's a parenting problem.
So many people dream of greatness yet are hamstrung by their own self-doubts. Others face criticism that stops them in their tracks. But there's no reason to accept "you can't" for an answer. Dr. Terri talks with Anni Keffer about how to shake off the negative and stay the course to fulfill your purpose, or why, in life. She is a nationally recognized educator, speaker, author and entrepreneur who is passionate about youth leadership. Her new book is Leadership Built On Why: A Guide for Young Adults.
Are you one of those people who has lots of first dates but not so many second dates? Let’s face it: first dates can be trying! It’s almost like a job interview, both people putting their best face on for the other and hiding their scars. Dr. Terri talks with Hunt Ethridge, a dating and relationship expert with over a decade of experience helping people become the best, most dateable versions of themselves, about how you should behave and what you should reveal on a first date to ensure a second one.
Research shows that parents who maintain a warm connection with their child while also setting high expectations are the most likely to end up with happy, well-adjusted children. Dr. Terri talks with Faith Collins, a parenting coach, public speaker and classroom teacher, about how parents can keep their cool during meltdowns and acts of defiance.
Millennials now make up the largest percentage of the workforce. Their confidence and technological expertise have created extreme conflict between the older and younger generations in the workplace. Dr. Terri talks with father and son team Kelly Riggs and Robby Riggs, co-authors of Counter Mentor Leadership: How to Unlock the Potential of the 4-Generation Workplace, about bridging the divide between Boomers and Millennials in the workplace.
Online dating has lost much of its stigma and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people. Dr. Terri talks with Julie Spira, America's Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker, about the best strategies and the top dating sites to find love in the digital age. Julie is also the author of the bestselling book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.
Just like women, men are living longer, and the old model of retirement just doesn't apply. Dr. Terri talks with Dr. Thelma Reese, a retirement and aging expert, about the realities and opportunities Baby Boomer men face as they retire. She offers inspiring stories of men from all walks of life who are redefining retirement - expanding their experiences, discovering new sides of themselves, and getting the most out of this phase of their life.
How many times a day do you ask yourself some version of, "Am I good enough?" In relationships, you do it all the time. Dr. Terri talks with Laurie Davis Edwards, founder of The Worthy One, a movement designed to empower women in their love lives. We'll explore the struggle with enoughness, where it comes from, why it shows up in some moments and not in others, and how to create a strong sense of worthiness in your life.
Many people have experienced betrayal and when its done by those closest to you, it is the most painful. Dr. Terri talks with Drs. Barry and Janae Weinhold about practical ways to identify and heal betrayals. They are the co-authors of the new book, Betrayal and The Path of The Heart, a book that looks at how to use betrayal experiences as opportunities for becoming more conscious. The book also describes how to spot predator types who use lies and cleaver manipulations to gain your trust.
Many people find it difficult to move their attention from the problems in their lives, in order to recognize their blessings. But, research reveals that ritual can provide the framework to evoke a spirit of gratitude and to connect with others. Dr. Terri talks with Dr. Peter Borten, a doctor of Asian medicine who helps people attain whole health of body and mind. He also is the co-author of the new book, Rituals for Transformation: 108 Day Journey to Your Sacred Life.
Do you know what women like in men? The good news for singles is that the majority of what women like in men can be learned or developed! Dr. Terri talks to dating coach and matchmaker Dan Silverman, who has taught both men and women how to date successfully for over ten years. It has been his life mission to help singles become more self-aware, self-confident, and more successful in their dating lives. He will share the most important aspects in what women like in men, how to identify when a woman is showing interest, and ways men succeed with women when dating.
Next to losing someone you love, divorce is one of the most traumatic of life's experiences. At the same time, it's the path out of a bad marriage, and ideally for all parties, to a happier, more fulfilling life. But it's not without complications. Dr. Terri talks to a leading expert in family law, attorney Henry Gornbein about his book, Divorce Demystified. Besides exploring legal, economic, and psychological issues, Gornbein focuses on the random, routine, and often overlooked details including the role of social media that can propel divorce proceedings into a roller-coaster ride gone off the tracks.
A national poll shows that 40 percent of people struggle to cope during time spent with family over the holidays, and 1 in 5 feel compelled to act like everything is fine, even when its not. Dr. Terri talks with psychologist Jonice Webb about Childhood Emotional Neglect (CEN) and how to change the holiday experience with family. CEN occurs when a family doesn't notice or attend to the emotions of its members. It delivers a powerful message: "We don't care what you feel."
Are you confused about whether you want to stay married or need to divorce? Dr. Terri talks with lawyer and divorce coach, Cherie Morris, about the most important factors involved in this critical life decision. Cherie is also the author of the book, "Should I Stay or Should I Go," a book about how to evaluate your own life circumstances as you weigh your decision and what is involved when moving forward with a divorce.
Dating can be discouraging, exhausting and not always fun. But, the good news is that there are several ways to deal with dating burnout. Dr. Terri talks with Dr. Duana Welch, author of Love Factually, about the signs you might be burning out and how to deal with your thoughts and emotions so you can move forward and find the right person for you!
Do you notice yourself holding back during difficult conversations because you don't want to rock the boat? Or conversely, do you sometimes overreact or distance yourself when things get challenging? Dr. Terri talks with Nina Simonds, an internationally-recognized coach with 15+ years experience, coaching relationships of all kinds - couples, families and teams, about how to stay true to yourself without disconnecting from others. Whether you lead a team, coach and develop others, or want to strengthen the connection in your marriage - your ability to create the best moment to moment has a big impact on your interpersonal effectiveness and the quality of your interactions.
Currently, one in every sixty-eight children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with autism. More children will be diagnosed with autism each year than with AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined. Dr. Terri talks with Ron Sandison about his experiences being a husband and father, as an individual living with autism. He is the author of the book, A Parent's Guide to Autism and has published articles in Autism Speaks, Autism Society of America, Autism File Magazine, the Detroit News, and numerous other outlets. He frequently speaks at colleges, conferences, autism centers and churches.
Step by step you can run or walk your way out of depression, stress, and anxiety. Dr. Terri talks with psychotherapist William Pullen about a powerful method for overcoming emotional pain. It's part of a radical new approach called Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT). Based on the most recent research on the body-mind connection, the benefits of regular exercise, and the wisdom of mindfulness, DRT is a proven effective therapy.
As mothers and daughters age, their relationship shifts and changes in complex and often demanding ways. Dr. Terri talks with Sandra Butler, co-author of the book, "It Never Ends." In the book, women speak openly about the satisfactions and sorrows of mothering middle-aged daughters and discuss the issues that continue to surface, the ongoing effects of the past on the present, and the varied and often invisible ways they continue mothering. Sandra Butler and her co-author Nan Fink Gefen draw from their own experiences as mothers, as well as interviews with over 75 older moms to gather insight and information.
Mothers and fathers of tomorrow's women have little idea what their daughters are up to sexually or how they feel about it. Dr. Terri talks with Peggy Orenstein, author of The New York Times best-selling book "Girls and Sex," about the new sexual landscape girls face, high school through college. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over seventy young women ages 15 - 20 as well as a wide range of experts, Orenstein paints a complex, sometimes disturbing, ultimately hopeful picture of today's young women when it comes to sex.
Roughly half of American children will witness their parents' marriage end in divorce. And yet, only a third of these kids will show negative reactions and adverse outcomes in the areas of education, emotional disorders and behavioral problems. Dr. Terri talks with Dr. Natasha Kendal about what factors contribute to children's successful adjustment to divorce, and what factors contribute to anxiety, depression, learning problems, aggression and other issues.
Your love for a person can grow over time and so can your appreciation for wine.
In addition, how to discover the right wine for you, your personality, and the situation is just like finding love with the right person. Dr. Terri talks with Michael Schafer, also known as "The Wine Counselor," about the many types of wines for different personalities, situations, moods, and food. Laugh, learn, and have fun as The Wine Counselor educates you about the similarities between relationships and wine.
When it comes to big life goals, most Americans point to two things: financial stability and a long-term relationship. While it seems like we're always chasing after love or money, according to the TD Bank Love & Money Survey, fifty eight percent stated it's harder to find true love than financial success. The survey also found that millennial couples who talk about money frequently are the happiest and the most common financial secret is a secret bank account. Dr. Terri and Jason Thacker, Head of U.S. Consumer Deposits and Payments at TD Bank, discuss the top results from TD Bank's Love & Money survey, and the best tips on how to navigate financial conversations whether its with a lifelong partner or deciding whether to split the bill on a first date.
Do you find yourself rummaging through your closet trying to determine what to wear for that first date? A lot of people often feel unprepared, rushed or unsure about how to dress for success and make the best first date impression. Dr. Terri talks to Kimberly Seltzer, an image expert, dating coach, and matchmaker. She has helped hundreds of people find lasting love and connection using her unique "confidence makeover" process. Using an outside-in approach, Kim has changed hundreds of lives by changing their style, emotional and social intelligence using her signature formula, "The Charisma Quotient."
Are you looking for a fulfilling relationship, happiness in your life, and inner peace?
It all starts with you. Learn to F.L.Y. - First Love Yourself and then the rest will follow. Dr. Terri talks to Lisa Lieberman-Wang, a relationship and emotional breakthrough expert, who developed FINE to FAB 25 years ago in order to fill a need in her own life. She will share the 7 Secrets to FAB and you'll discover how easy it is for you to change your habits and beliefs that you have been holding on to for years.
About 22 million parents battle parental alienation in the US alone. These parents are silenced by the law, compromised, and treated as the lesser parent. Yet, children need access to all of their loving parents and extended families. Dr. Terri talks to Michelle Darné, author of Parent Deleted, a heartbreaking story about how parents can be alienated from their children. It is a gripping tale of one non-biological, lesbian mother's fight for her children.
Alarming results show that more than two-thirds of American workers are not engaged in their jobs. A boss’s poor leadership skills directly impact employees' attitudes towards their work and their allegiance to an organization. Dr. Terri talks to Vicky Oliver, a leading career development expert and the multi-bestselling author of five career books, including Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots. Oliver shares tips and strategies on how to become the boss people would love to work for.
As teenagers become independent, they begin to spend more time away from you, their parent. But they still need a strong relationship with you to feel safe and secure as they meet the challenges of adolescence and life. Dr. Terri talks to Carolyn Hidalgo, about practices to emotionally connect with your teens, so they will confide in you and bring up sensitive issues without any begging on your part. Carolyn is a certified life coach with a vision of living judgment-free, and her unique practices allow clients to overcome guilt or shame, find forgiveness, and navigate conflict for positive lasting relationships.
Whether you're questioning the relationship you're in, or sure it needs to end, today's program is for you. Dr. Terri talks to Dr. Duana Welch, author of Love Factually, a book that takes men and women through every stage of dating, from before they meet until they commit. Dr. Terri and Dr. Duana discuss the signs it's time to end a relationship, the mechanics of a breakup, and whether you can still be friends afterwards.
Life is all about relationships. But every relationship begins with YOU. Do you really understand why you think and behave as you do in relationships? Dr. Terri talks to Jeremy Daniel, Vice President of Training and the Lead Trainer for Color Code International, about the power of truly knowing yourself, what motivates you, and how you impact the relationships in your life. The Color Code is a revolutionary personality test, which assesses your general way of interacting with those around you. Once you learn about your "color code," you will be able to make sense and understand the relationships in your life.
Do you ever feel powerless in a business meeting simply because you're a woman? You walk in with confidence, but then you're not taken seriously by your male colleagues or are shut down by opposing comments or interruptions? Dr. Terri talks with career expert Marja Norris about how you, as a woman, can empower yourself in the workplace. Marja has successfully navigated the male-dominated business world and is passionate about coaching women on how to be taken seriously, be heard, and get what they want at work.
When you master the power of body language and other non-verbal cues, you can communicate with greater confidence and improve every relationship in your life. You also gain a deeper understanding of how people perceive you. Dr. Terri talks with certified body language trainer and communications expert Lisa Mitchell, "The People Reader," about how to decode the non-verbal messages that others are sending you AND how to use the power of body language to enrich your relationships.
Dealing with change is definitely stressful. No matter what others have you believe, even in wonderful times like having a baby or getting a better job, change is about giving up what’s known and adjusting to the new. Dr. Terri talks with therapist Debra Orbuch Grayson (MS, LCMFT), about how to get better at coping with change and transition. Change isn't easy but there are ways to deal with it that can make it feel less scary and stressful.
Are you familiar with the phrase, "You're never too old to find Mr. (or Ms.) Right?" But is it actually true? Is it possible to meet the love of your life when you're in your 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond? Absolutely yes! Dr. Terri talks with Patricia Lorenz, who found her love in midlife, where she might otherwise not have looked. She also shares her personal, interesting, and funny stories that tell a lesson for all, in her new book, "57 Steps to Paradise: Finding Love in Midlife and Beyond."
You think 60,000–70,000 thoughts a day, and sadly, it’s the negative ones you tend to hear the loudest. Negative thoughts damage your life and happiness: they create behaviors that railroad the best of intentions. Dr. Terri talks with Ora Nadrich, a certified life coach and mindfulness meditation teacher, who says that you simply can't lead a happy and fulfilled life if your inner dialogue is conflicted or causing you to suffer. She has created an incredibly easy to follow method to get rid of negative thoughts, taking away all their power over you. It will work for anyone and starts by realizing that you are in control over your own thoughts, and you get to decide who stays.
What really happens in your brain when you fall in love? And when you're in love, what changes in your neurotransmitters cause you to feel obsessed or become "love blind" about your partner? Dr. Terri talks with Dawn Maslar (MS), author, speaker, adjunct biology professor and researcher in the science of love. For the past decade, she has been using her cutting-edge research to describe how the brain works when two people first meet, start to date, fall in love, and then move on to a more passionate, lifelong love. Her latest endeavor is called the Devotion Test, an instant saliva test that can show love and commitment in men. Most people love falling in love, but after this program, you might not look at falling in love the same way again.
When it comes to romance and dating, the rules and strategies have changed in the past decade. Professional matchmakers are experts in the field of helping people find love and have become a very successful way to meet someone who is compatible. Dr. Terri talks with Kelli Fisher and Tana Gilmore, The Matchmaking DUO, who believe that countless women and men are facing the dilemma of their education and careers taking off, but their personal life has left them lonely and unfulfilled. They argue that discovering long-term love is an intentional and hands-on undertaking.
The Matchmaking DUO are Certified Life/Relationship Coaches, Certified Matchmakers, national speakers, and authors of the critically acclaimed book, “Relationship DUOvers.” Together, they own Fisher Gilmore Matchmaking (FGM), Inc., an agency which specializes in helping women of power balance their career, personal, and love life by teaching how to effectively blend all three.
Studies show that more than forty million Americans are turning to the internet to find love. About half of all people who meet online go out on a face-to-face date, and about 20% of online daters have turned online dates into a long-term relationship or marriage. Dr. Terri talks with Michelle G. about strategies to be successful at online dating and techniques to go from online to offline dating. Michelle is a certified dating and relationship specialist, author, speaker, and CEO of MG International, a digital matchmaking service that uses the power of online dating to help people find meaningful and long lasting relationships. She is also the author of the book Relationship SOS: Seven Lifelines to Rescue Your Emotional Intimacy Now.
Most of us have experienced that crazy, out of control feeling at the beginning of a new romance. You know – your heart races, you feel a rush of excitement, and you can’t get anything done because you’re constantly thinking about the other person. But ask anyone to label that urgent longing and yearning, and you’ll get as many different responses as you will people. In this program, Dr. Terri discusses the many complexities to love and how you know whether the passion and butterflies in your stomach are signs of romantic love or simply lust. Also, she'll share some science-based strategies to reignite that lustful desire in a long-term relationship.
According to statistics in the US, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among youth ages 10 - 24. In a culture where there is a growing crisis of teen depression, addiction, and suicide, how can parents, schools, and community organizations get in front of the problem and save lives? Dr. Terri talks with Sandy Fowler, co-founder of DASIUM, an organization of people helping individuals, parents, and schools wake up to, and face the challenges of teen and young adult depression, addiction, and suicide. At DASIUM, they're passionate about sharing the unspoken truth and believe that the combination of being proactive in teaching healthy coping strategies, early intervention and getting quality care for kids in crisis is the answer.
If you want to go the distance with your partner or learn why your previous relationships have failed, you need to understand who you are “in love.” Dr. Terri talks with Fiachra “Figs” O’Sullivan, a licensed marriage and family therapist, who believes that you can rewire your brain to love differently (better!), to achieve healthier and more satisfying relationships. Figs helps couples learn why they act the way they do in love and conflict, and how to get out of conflict by being vulnerable and open with each other. He also developed an online program Empathi.com to help you feel more connected in your relationship, stop fighting, start growing, and keep loving.
Staying positive in a negative world is a challenge, but one that Lisa Jesswein has faced countless times as a two-time kidney transplant recipient, cancer survivor, divorcee and intuitive reader. Lisa has been an inspirational speaker since the age of 14 when she was asked by medical staff to speak on organ donation at the state capitol. Dr. Terri talks with Lisa Jesswein about her dating experiences, how to overcome fears and navigate setbacks, and how to embrace the “power of you!”
In May, 2017 The Love Doctor was asked to join the Empower Radio family. Those radio programs can be downloaded above. Before that date, she recorded entertaining and informative podcasts about relationships and love. Check out her earlier podcasts here.