Episode 34: Ready to Love

How often do we say we are ready for love but once it comes, it seems we repeat the same patterns and the relationship doesn’t seem to work out? You know I say it all the time, “everyone wants to love and be loved” but sometimes we aren’t ready for it when it arrives. Listen in on one man’s journey opening up, being honest and vulnerable about his desire and search for love. You’ll hear first hand the commonalities we all experience based on how we see ourselves, others and our responses to the experiences in our relationships. Let’s walk with Silas on his journey to finding love.

Episode 33: On The Couch -Self Care

Today we are pulled in numerous directions balancing life, work, family and everything in between. Singles as well as couples are experiencing burn out. But how do we know the difference between simply being tired and actually experiencing burn out? Today we’ll discuss the signs and symptoms to look out for so that you can take control and create healthy life balance.

Episode 32: The War on Domestic Violence

Every mother and father wants their daughter to be in a safe and loving relationship. Yet, sometimes one’s knight and shining armor is not a place of safety and love but instead is a threat to one’s safety. Domestic violence (DV) can happen to anyone regardless of age, culture, education, race, sex or class. Joining us on today’s show is MaKisha Reed, founder of Greater Girls 1, a non-profit organization that ….. She educates us on the subject and shares with us tools and tips on how to recognize warning signs, identify abusive behaviors, seeking help to get out and taking back control of one’s life after leaving a DV relationship.

Episode 31: Navigating Divorce

No one marries with the thought of ever divorcing. Yet divorce is becoming common place in our society. So what happens that causes a couple to end up on opposite sides of the courtroom? What can we do to divorce-proof our marriage? Today’s show is a gathering of the minds to include a divorce mediator, attorney and a woman who has experienced it personally. Let’s hear them share their thoughts and experience on navigating divorce.

Episode 30: On the Couch: Compromising vs. Settling

Everyone needs a support system in place that encourages, uplifts tells and tells you the truth – in love. Wise counsel is essential to bounce our idea and thoughts as well as to keep up from making decisions that we later regret. That is exactly what our On the Couch episode will do. In today’s episode we take an introspective look at the difference between compromising and settling. We all experience moments where we begin to question our choices and decisions, but when it comes to dating and the selection of our future partner, our decision is life changing. We have particular preferences. Others may have questioned your preferences. Are they normal? Outlandish? Do you find yourself dating but not seeing what your heart desires? Is what your heart desires too much and you have found yourself questioning your likes and dislikes? Sounds like you may be at a crossroads between compromising and settling. We dig in to determine what is the fine line between compromising for what we want and settling for what we want.

Episode 29: Debunking Sexual Myths

There aren’t too many households which teach how to have a healthy sexual relationship. When couples get married, they have little knowledge from which it build with their partner. So we’re getting racy in today’s episode as we discuss sexual myths. Let’s build our knowledge base of truth to get rid of knowledge gained from the street so couples can have healthier, happier sexual encounters. Psychotherapist, Clifford Clark, LCSW a marriage and relationship counselor and sexual addiction specialist is joining me for this racy topic.

Episode 28: Coping with Grief & Trauma

Death is a natural part of life. Or is it? In life we experience loss and grief. Neither are easy to handle. So how do we cope healthily when we experiencing grief. It’s especially difficult when it is attached to trauma. Today’s show, I have a special guest, LCMHC, Mia Reid of Change Happens Today. She is going to educate us on the specifics of grief and trauma, how to differentiate and cope as we live our new new normal.

Episode 27: Check Your Thoughts

Have you ever wondered why your thoughts tend to sway in a particular direction? For some it’s always positive and for others it’s always thinking the worst. How do these thoughts originate? If they are negative, how can we get rid of them? If they are positive, what are you doing that creates this continual flow of ever thinking the best of self and others. We’re discussing automatic thoughts and developing positive self-talk in today’s episode. If you or someone you know could benefit, listen in.

Episode 26: Dating 101

It’s not easy dating in 2019. Dating is nice, but we want to make certain it leads to something special, meaning and lasting. How do we go from I want to find someone special to…hey I’d like you to meet my girlfriend/boyfriend. On today’s show, I will share some tips and tools to help you to position yourself for better dating. I’ll share some his and her do’s and don’ts and of course some safety tips. I mean, it’s 2019, we have to stay ready.

Episode 25: The Second Time Around

Did you ever notice how it seems that people who have previously been married seem to always find love? How does love work the second time around? Are they better equipped the second time around? What makes things work? Or not work? Does it make a difference if the happy couple knew each other early in life and revisit the relationship? So many questions. While we could focus on all the things that didn’t quite go right the first time around, let’s instead focus on the lessons learned that couples bring into their current marriage that make it work. Let’s take a look at the growth they have accomplished. Let’s take a look at the love they found that may have been missing originally.