A realistic take on the state you find yourself in is the first step to improvement in any endeavor, especially relationships. Let's talk about taking an honest inventory, exploring our strengths and admitting our weakness on the road to better relationships and a better life.
Do you and your partner give love a bad name? Are you chugging the same bad medicine day after day? Here's how to keep from going down in a blaze of glory.
Founder of Bagolitas, a wildly successful handbag company, describes the rise and fall of her business and the spiritual transformation that accompanied it. Janice discusses the emotional state of womankind today and the upcoming couples retreat she plans to host with psychiatrist and podcaster, Marty Carpenter.
Looking for gold that just isn't there and how to find your way out of the hole.
How living less-than-honest is cramping your style.
Meta tags vs skin tags, peace in the day to day and the music we love with radioman, Jamie Hopkins.
My harrowing escape from cynicism while opening a psychiatric practice, raising three young children and enduring the end of an 18-year marriage.
Memories of medical school, marriage, making music, mistakes and much much more.
A tale about flyover country, a farm boy, faith and following your girlfriend to college.
From giving the dog a bone to making your house a home, here's how to get blessed.
Bathe, wallow and warm up with liquid love.
Don't let a history of divorce keep you from fully immersing yourself into a second marriage. Dig in and enjoy all that a healthy relationship has to offer.
Farm boy meets Freud in this multi-layered yet practical look at navigating a confusing world post-divorce. You don't have to be divorced to benefit. There's a little something for everybody including how BBQ and trauma recovery are related and why Richard Dreyfuss was actually the more sympathetic character in "What About Bob."
Find a reason, any reason, to be thankful. No matter how bad it seems, we can always find gratitude if we are willing. Giving thanks is an intentional decision and a learned skill. The hard part is moving from a persona of "victim" to a persona of "blessed." We must die to ourselves to find gratitude. In this video I explain what that means and how to do it. It has to be done on purpose and with persistence in order to reap the reward of deep peace and contentment. Listen for practical tips and general principles that will help you on your path to emotional health.
Learning how to stand up for ourselves and say no is fundamental to being emotionally healthy. We, in the mental health business, call it "assertiveness." Being assertive means overcoming the fear of what may happen in our relationships if we speak our mind. Assertiveness can be done well or poorly and I'll discuss examples of both.
The men need to speak up. It's high time we took a stand against the way our mothers, wives, girlfriends and daughters are being treated in our society. It's not ok to objectify, abuse, rape, hit or otherwise take advantage of a woman. Share this video. Take a stand in your own life. Don't be part of the problem. It's ok to admit we've been wrong and try to do things differently. Thanks for watching.
Martin Carpenter MD plumbs his own mind on the subject of gender discrimination, describing how his own fears have prevented him from formally speaking out on gender bias in the past. Unlock the secrets of your hangups and frustrations as Dr. Carpenter analyzes this explosive topic with unprecedented vulnerability.
Feelings of meaninglessness creeping in? Here are some thoughts on how we get ourselves into patterns of stagnation and going through the motions.