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Psychology

Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology

AUG 12: Thriving During COVID-19 & Other Crises with Dr. Jim Taylor

While we can’t control a crisis, we can control how we respond. Today, Dr. Jim Taylor shares a little science and a lot of practical solutions to help you transform from crisis mentality to opportunity mindset.

We discuss why anger can be good at the start of a crisis but then work against us. What Dr. Jim means by negative emotion chain. How to make better decisions when everything around us is crazed. And how our values may help, or hinder, us during bad times.

Dr. Jim Taylor is the author of How to Survive & Thrive When Bad Things Happen: 9 Steps to Cultivating and Opportunity Mindset in a Crisis. He’s internationally recognized for his work in the psychology of critical performance. And has authored 17 books, published over 700 articles, and appeared on major news networks.

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Health & Wellness, Nature, Non Fiction, Science

AUG 05: The Well-Gardened Mind with Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith

Mental health issues in America are at an all time high, and with everything that’s going on right now, it’s not surprising that many people are struggling.

Studies show that connecting with nature can lift our spirits and provide long-term health benefits. Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith shares insights, neuroscience, and anecdotes to help us understand why. We discuss what a well-gardened mind means. Why so many famous artists are inspired by nature. What happens to our brain when we see beauty. And how nature can heal mind, body, spirit.

Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith is an accomplished psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She currently teaches at the Tavistock Clinic in London and is a consultant to the UK DocHealth Service.  Her new book is THE WELL-GARDENED MIND: The Restorative Power of Nature.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Self-help

JUL 08: The 12 Rules of Attention with Dr. Joseph Cardillo

We often use the words mindfulness and attention interchangeably, yet they have quite different meanings says Dr. Joseph Cardillo. He returns to Conversations Live to explain how recognizing that difference can make a big impact on your happiness, at work, and with life in general.  We also discuss how to talk to your brain using visualization as a powerful method of communication, and what we can learn from nature.

Dr. Cardillo covers all of this and more in his new book The 12 Rules of Attention: How to Avoid Screw-Ups, Free Up Headspace, Do More & Be More At Work.

Dr. Joseph Cardillo is an inspirational speaker and sought after expert on energy teaching, as well as best-selling author of several books in the fields of health, mind-body-spirit; and psychology. He holds a PhD in holistic psychology and mind-body-medicine and is a regular contributor to Psychology Today, Live Happy magazine, and The Huffington Post.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development

FEB 12: Dr. Steven J. Stein and the Hardiness Mindset

Why do people react differently to stressful situations, such as loss of a job or an illness?  Dr. Steven J. Stein believes hardiness is at the heart of the answer.  Today, you’ll learn the benefits of hardiness, how it differs from resilience, and if you were not one of the lucky ones born with it, how you can cultivate it.  His new book, co-authored with Paul T. Bartone, is Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals.

Dr. Stein is a clinical psychologist and founder and executive chair of Multi-Health Systems, a leading assessment and behavior analytics company. He’s a former chair of the psychology foundation of Canada, former president of the Ontario Psychological Association, and currently teaches at the Directors College of Canada.

Co author Retired Colonel Paul T Bartone is a visiting research fellow at the Institute for national security policy. During his 25 year US Army career, he served as commander of the US Army Medical Research Unity … and taught leadership and psychology at West Point.

 

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Self-help

APR 15: Dr. James Creighton’s Loving Through Your Differences & Dr. Ronald Frederick’s Loving Like You Mean It

Even the strongest relationships encounter shaky ground … the key is keeping those tremblors from becoming destructive and devastating relationship earthquakes.  Loving Through Your Differences: Building Strong Relationships From Separate Realities explores how your unique emotional reality influences your interactions with the world.  Today, Dr. James Creighton offers tips on how to keep combustible situations in check through expressing your feelings while minimizing blame and accusation, and how the five minute rule can improve your relationships.

Dr. Creighton is a psychologist and relationship consultant who has worked with couples and conducted communications training for more than 50 years.

Later, if you’ve ever frustrated yourself by acting (or reacting) in a way that defies your better judgement, take solace in the fact that we are all hardwired in infancy to act the way we do.  Dr. Ronald J. Frederick joins us today to reveal how to rewire our brains to achieve healthy, secure relationships.  Plus, you’ll learn your attachment style … secure, avoidant, anxious, or fearful-avoidant.

Dr. Frederick has provided innovative and experiential therapy to individuals and couples for over twenty years and actively teaches and trains psychotherapists.  His new book is Loving Like You Mean It: Use the Power of Emotional Mindfulness to Transform Your Relationships.

Finally, to eliminate negative behaviors, you have to find the root and extract it.  “It is our minds that drive the eating bus,” writes nutritionist Carly Pollack in her new book, Feed Your Soul: Nutritional Wisdom to Lose Weight Permanently and Live Fulfilled.  We’ll discuss how to change your story and find the courage to look deep and heal from the inside.

Carly  is the founder of Nutritional Wisdom, a thriving private practice based in Austin, Texas. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a master’s degree in holistic nutrition.

 

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Essays, Health & Wellness, Memoir, Social Issues

JAN 21: Suicide Awareness & Prevention Special with A. W. Barnes, Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore, & Sigrid Reinert

Death by suicide leaves family members and loved ones with a million unanswered questions. Today we devote the entire hour to suicide awareness and prevention.

Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, is an author and psychologist. As a trusted expert on parenting, child development, and mental health, Dr. Kennedy-Moore joins us to discuss Suicide in Children–What Every Parent Must Know.  If you have kids, this is a must!

We’ll also hear from Sigrid Reinert, suicide prevention specialist with the Washington State Department of Health Suicide Prevention Resource Center. She’ll share signs that indicate someone may be suicidal, red flags to act upon, and expert resources for those who need help.

And, since coping with the suicide of a loved one is arguably one of the hardest experiences we face, we’ll end the hour with one man’s painful journey following the death of his older brother, Mike.

Author A.W. Barnes and Mike were both gay and raised in a large, unaccepting, ultra-conservative Midwest family that shaped their identities … until Mike took his own life.

Seeking catharsis, A.W. wrote a collection of personal essays in The Dark Eclipse: Reflections on Suicide and Absence. Did he find the answers he was looking for? Did Mike’s death change his views on how they were raised? Has time and reflection helped A.W. come to terms with his loss?

A.W. Barnes has a Ph.D. in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing. His nonfiction  has appeared in numerous publications, and he’s the academic author of Post-Closet Masculinities in Early Modern England.

 

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Health & Wellness, Personal Development

FEB 26: Dr. Kristen Lee’s Mentalligence & Derek Rydall’s The Abundance Project

Sometimes it seems easier to go with the flow of what is expected of us, but that can also make us complacent and, quite frankly, boring.  Learn what it takes to rethink our social conditioning and be more agile, mindful, and connected in today’s world in Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking.

Author Dr. Kristen Lee is a clinician, researcher, educator, activist, and recovering perfectionist.

Later, integrative therapist Derek Rydall proves that it’s possible to live your dreams, but first you must cut loose your old beliefs that are holding you back.  In The Abundance Project: 40 Days to More Wealth, Health, Love, and Happiness, you will learn the important steps to take to achieve better health, more money, and a more fulfilling life.

Derek is an Amazon/Barnes and Noble bestselling author, and has trained top executives at Fortune 500 companies (from American Express to Disney) in empowered leadership and communications.

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Personal Development, Self-help

FEB 05: Daphne de Marneffe’s The Rough Patch & Abby Juan’s How Me Found I

STOP!  It’s a trap!  You’ve heard people refer to marriage as an end to individuality, killing ‘me’ by becoming ‘we’.  In The Rough Patch: Marriage and the Art of Living Together, clinical psychologist Daphne de Marneffe, PhD., explores that part of a relationship where the need to grow as an individual collides headlong into the demands of the relationship.

Daphne is a licensed clinical psychologist with almost thirty years of experience working with a wide range of mental health problems.  As a research-trained clinician, she sees psychology as an evolving science, and continually integrates current research findings into her clinical practice.

Also today, Who Are You is not just a song by The Who, it’s a question you can stand in front of a mirror and ask.  If you are not living the life you have always wanted, Abby Juan will help you reboot and change your reality in How Me Found I: Mastering the Art of Pivoting Gracefully Through Life.  You will learn how to harness your own personal power to overcome living with fear and thrive on your terms.

Abby Juan was a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist until she became bedridden for close to two years. As a teacher, speaker, author, and Sherpa guide, Abby Juan assists others in walking their own paths to greatness in the same manner as she was shown.

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Personal Development, Self-help

NOV 20: How to Survive Your Childhood with Ira Israel & Supernormal with Dr. Meg Jay, PhD

Okay, so you’re all grown up, but are the stories you learned as a child still getting in the way? You know the ones we mean: You’re not enough. Not smart enough. Talented enough. Pretty enough.

You fluctuate between self-confidence and self-doubt. And those conflicting feelings can leave you depressed or anxious or both.

Blending eastern and western philosophies, licensed psychotherapist and relationship counselor, Ira Israel, will share how to transcend childhood-assumed-realities in How to Survive Your Childhood: Now That You’re An Adult: A Path to Authenticity and Awakening.

Later, whether it is bullying, the loss of a loved one, domestic violence, neglect, or emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, early adversities are experienced by nearly 75% of us.  

In Supernormal, TED speaker and author, Meg Jay, PhD, combines cutting edge research with two decades of experience.  We’ll discuss how “supernormal” adults have overcome adversity to change our world, and share skills and tools we can use to build resilience.

Dr. Jay is a clinical psychologist and narrative nonfiction writer.  Her work has appeared in numerous media outlets including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA TodayPsychology Today, and on the BBC, NPR, and TED.

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Inspirational, Personal Development, Writers on Writing

Aug 14: Insight Into Self-Awareness & Our Story Begins

Ninety-five percent of people believe they are self-aware, but approximately 10-15% actually are.  INSIGHT: Why We’re Not as Self-Aware as We Think, and How Seeing Ourselves Clearly Helps Us Succeed at Work and In Life  explores the most common misconceptions about how to become more self-aware and focuses on how to make better career, love, and life choices through understanding our own values, aspirations, and impact on others.

Author Dr. Tascha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times best-selling author.

Each of our stories finds its foundation in the honest and vulnerable years of our childhood.  Many of our thoughts and inspirations from those times are long since lost or forgotten, but for some, they remain a cherished look back at the shaping of our current and future selves.

In Our Story Begins: Your Favorite Authors and Illustrators Share Fun, Inspiring, and Occasionally Ridiculous Things They Wrote and Drew as Kids, compiled by award-winning author Elissa Brent Weissman, we get a firsthand glimpse at the quirky and smart early drawings and writings of some of today’s  foremost children’s authors, revealing the evidence of their nascent talent in their most formative years.

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