My Radio Show

On my radio show, Relationships 2.0, I interview guests who present their unique perspectives and expertise on topics that cover all aspects of relationships. The authors and experts I chat with offer advice and tips for understanding ourselves and others better.

 

The show airs live Thursdays on:

 

101.5 FM – Long Beach, CA – 8:00 AM (PT)

AM 1520 / 99.5 FM – Las Vegas, NV – 8:00 AM (PT)
96.3 FM – Boulder, CO – 9:00 AM (MT)
90.3 FM – Milwaukee, WI – 10:00 AM (CT)
AM 810 / 87.9 FM – Macon, GA – 11:00 AM (ET)

94.7 FM – Pittsburgh, PA – 11:00 AM (ET)

AM 1640 / 102.1 FM – Lancaster, PA – 11:00 AM (ET)
AM 1630 / 102.1 FM – Tampa, FL – 11:00 AM (ET)

 

If you missed the radio station broadcasts, you can download my podcasts from iheart radio or iTunes, or listen to the podcasts of my show that are posted on this page and the podcast archive page. Additionally, you can watch Relationships 2.0 by going to the video archive page.

 

If you would like to search for a past show using keywords, see my blog.

 


 

JANUARY MARCH, 2015

Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday March 31, 2015

This week my guest is Linda Carroll, author and therapist. We will be discussing how to deal with the whiners in our lives, and how to differentiate them from people who are struggling with depression. How can you be a supportive, compassionate friend?

 

About Linda:

Linda Carroll , MS, has worked as a couples therapist for over thirty years. She teaches workshops throughout the United States and also at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico, several times a year. Linda lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her veterinarian husband and their Jack Russell terrier. She has five children and ten grandchildren.

 

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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday March 24, 2015

This week my guest is Anthony Biglan, PhD author of The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Lives and Our World.

 

About the book:

A fascinating look at the evolution of behavioral science, the revolutionary way it’s changing the way we live, and how nurturing environments can increase people’s well-being in virtually every aspect of our society, from early childhood education to corporate practices. If you want to know how you can help create a better world, read this book.

 

What if there were a way to prevent criminal behavior, mental illness, drug abuse, poverty, and violence? Written by behavioral scientist Tony Biglan, and based on his ongoing research at the Oregon Research Institute, The Nurture Effect offers evidence-based interventions that can prevent many of the psychological and behavioral problems that plague our society.

 

For decades, behavioral scientists have investigated the role our environment plays in shaping who we are, and their research shows that we now have the power within our own hands to reduce violence, improve cognitive development in our children, increase levels of education and income, and even prevent future criminal behaviors. By cultivating a positive environment in all aspects of society—from the home, to the classroom, and beyond—we can ensure that young people arrive at adulthood with the skills, interests, assets, and habits needed to live healthy, happy, and productive lives.

 

The Nurture Effect details over forty years of research in the behavioral sciences, as well as the author’s own research. Biglan illustrates how his findings lay the framework for a model of societal change that has the potential to reverberate through all environments within society.

 

About the author:

Anthony Biglan, PhD, is a senior scientist at Oregon Research Institute and a leading figure in the development of prevention science. His research over the past thirty years has helped to identify effective family, school, and community interventions to prevent all of the most common and costly problems of childhood and adolescence. He is a leader in efforts to use prevention science to build more nurturing families, schools, and communities throughout the world. Biglan lives in Eugene, Oregon.

 

In recent years, his work has shifted to more comprehensive interventions that have the potential to prevent the entire range of child and adolescent problems. He and colleagues at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences published a book summarizing the epidemiology, cost, etiology, prevention, and treatment of youth with multiple problems. He is a former president of the Society for Prevention Research. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Prevention, which released its report in 2009 documenting numerous evidence-based interventions that can prevent multiple problems.

 

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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday March 17, 2015

This week my guest is Karen Koenig, author of Nice Girls Finish Fat: Put Yourself First and Change Your Eating Forever.

 

About the book:

From a therapist and expert in emotional eating, the first book to explore the link between weight gain and women who do too much, complete with proven techniques for dropping pounds.

 

Many women put too much on their plates, both literally and figuratively. In Nice Girls Finish Fat, psychotherapist Karen R. Koenig explains the link between the two and gives overweight women detailed advice on how to lose their extra baggage—both emotional and physical—by becoming more assertive in every aspect of life. For the millions of overweight women in America, diet and exercise just aren’t cutting it. That’s because many of these women have emotional issues buried deep beneath those stubborn pounds, issues that must be dealt with first if weight loss plans are to succeed. In this illuminating book, based on decades of professional experience, Karen Koenig offers on-the-page psychotherapy to help readers attack the roots of their food problems. With her engaging personal style, she teaches women about the biological connections between repressed emotions and eating, revealing the ways many women use food to stuff their anger, control their aggression, and assuage their feelings of guilt—all in the pursuit of being “nice.” Giving “good girls” permission to love themselves first, Koenig offers thought-provoking quizzes and questions to help readers identify and overcome the habits that have been holding them back. Empowering readers to gain the confidence they need to lose weight, Nice Girls Finish Fat not only shows women how to stop obsessing about food and develop healthy eating habits, it teaches readers skills to improve every aspect of their lives.

 

From the author:

I am a psychotherapist, national educator, international author, and an expert on the psychology of eating—the how and why, not the what, of it. For more than three decades, my mission has been to help people with eating and weight problems learn to eat “normally” and maintain a healthy, stable weight for life without dieting and deprivation. My therapy practice is in Sarasota, FL, where I do tele-coaching and Skype consultation worldwide. As a recovered chronic dieter and binge-eater, I meld my personal recovery wisdom with my professional knowledge and experience to resolve eating problems.

 

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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday March 10, 2015

Due to technical difficulties at the radio station, the regularly scheduled “live” show did not air. The guest has been rescheduled for March 24th.

 

 

 


Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday March 3, 2015

This week my guest is the blogger “Lucy” of DatewithLucy.com, who writes hilarious posts about dating in middle age (I met her after she wrote a review of my book, Love Me Don’t Leave Me.)

 

 

From Lucy about her blog:

I’m a 52 year old divorced woman dating online in Vancouver aka “the most beautiful city in the world”. As Lucy, I’m physically anonymous but my blog is completely revealing. Is it easy? No. Is it rewarding? So yes.

I have Boo, the greatest kid known to mankind who is never ever EVER allowed to read this, and my friends who support me like human Spanx. Seriously. I am one lucky gal in many respects.

 

In love however, I am still searching for the one who will stick around. I’ve met some nice guys and also some guys that I could have fallen in love with and I’ve gone from seeking a long term relationship to considering a new tattoo: “Date # 6. Anyone? Anyone?”

 

I’ve cried so hard I felt like I was coughing up a lung. I’ve laughed so hard I almost peed my panties. I’ve loved. I’ve learned. I have actually lived my life this year instead of watching from the sidelines and I wouldn’t change any of it for anything.

 

To follow my dating misadventures, read my blog “You’re Still Doable.” Then scroll down to the very bottom to begin at the very beginning when I was a pof. com virgin for the second time and don’t miss a single misstep, eureka moment or handy “do as I say…” touchstone that I sprinkle liberally throughout, just because I can. And yeah…I actually slip in some advice along the way as well. Huh. Take it as you will or not. We’re all grown ups here. Ish.

 

And if you heart Lucy? Comment! and share me freely with friends/ family/ facebook/ every other social media thing out there then subscribe. I’ll be posting a lot as I have a LOT to say. Of course. !

 

There’s humor. There’s pathos. There’s whining…I mean wining. Ok. I mean a lot of both.

 

Really…why date alone when you can Date with Lucy? xo

 

See DatewithLucy.com and Lucy’s review of my book, Love Me Don’t Leave Me

 

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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday February 24, 2015

Due to technical difficulties at the radio station, the regularly scheduled “live” show did not air. The guest has been rescheduled for a future date.

 

My guest this week is Susan Campbell Ph.D, co-author of Five Minute Relationship Repair: Quickly Heal Upsets, Deepen Intimacy, and Use Differences to Strengthen Love.

 

About the book:

Long-term happiness in love depends on a couple’s ability to repair the inevitable rifts and differences, large and small, that occur in any relationship. Neuroscience suggests that relationship upsets are best mended quickly, or they accumulate in long-term memory, increase reactive communication, and become harder to repair successfully. And good repair takes five minutes or less! This book offers practical tools and suggested scripts for resolving problems and having your needs met. Following its guidance, you can turn difficulties into opportunities to foster love, trust, and thriving intimacy.

 

About the author:

Susan Campbell has long worked as a relationship coach and teamwork consultant to Fortune 500 companies and has authored six books.

 

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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday February 17, 2015

This week my guest is Karen Koenig author of The Food and Feelings Workbook: A Full Course Meal on Emotional Health.

 

About the book:

An extraordinary, powerful connection exists between feeling and feeding that, if damaged, may lead to one relying on food for emotional support, rather than seeking authentic happiness. This unique workbook takes on the seven emotions that plague problem eaters — guilt, shame, helplessness, anxiety, disappointment, confusion, and loneliness — and shows readers how to embrace and learn from their feelings. Written with honesty and humor, the book explains how to identify and label a specific emotion, the function of that emotion, and why the emotion drives food and eating problems. Each chapter has two sets of exercises: experiential exercises that relate to emotions and eating, and questionnaires that provoke thinking about and understanding feelings and their purpose. Supplemental pages help readers identify emotions and chart emotional development. The final part of the workbook focuses on strategies for disconnecting feeling from food, discovering emotional triggers, and using one’s feelings to get what one wants out of life.

 

About the author:

I am a psychotherapist, national educator, international author, and an expert on the psychology of eating–the how and why, not the what, of it. For more than three decades, my mission has been to help people with eating and weight problems learn to eat “normally” and maintain a healthy, stable weight for life without dieting and deprivation. My therapy practice is in Sarasota, FL, where I do tele-coaching and Skype consultation worldwide. As a recovered chronic dieter and binge-eater, I meld my personal recovery wisdom with my professional knowledge and experience to resolve eating problems.

 

My books are Nice Girls Finish Fat, The Rules of “Normal” Eating, The Food and Feelings Workbook, and What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Treating Eating and Weight Issues.


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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday February 10, 2015

This week my guest is Susan Anderson author of Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment.

 

About the book:

Chances are, you’ve already had run-ins with your Outer Child — the self-sabotaging, bungling, and impulsive part of your personality. This misguided, hidden nemesis blows your diet, overspends, and ruins your love life. Your Outer Child acts out and fulfills your legitimate childlike needs and wants in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and in counterproductive ways: It goes for immediate gratification and the quick fix in spite of your best-laid plans.

 

Now, in a revolutionary rethinking of the link between emotion and behavior, veteran psychotherapist Susan Anderson offers a three-step program to tame your Outer Child’s destructive behavior. This dynamic, transformational set of strategies — action steps that act like physical therapy for the brain — calms your Inner Child, strengthens your Adult Self, releases you from the self-blame and shame at the root of Outer Child issues, and paves new neural pathways that can lead to more productive behavior. The result is happiness, fulfillment, self-mastery, and self-love.

 

About the author:

Susan Anderson has devoted more than 30 years of clinical experience and research to helping people overcome abandonment trauma and its aftermath of self sabotaging patterns. Founder of the abandonment recovery movement, she reaches out through her websites, workshops, and media to share her methods of abandonment recovery with abandonment survivors from around the world. Anderson is author of four trailblazing books including Journey from Abandonment to Healing and Taming Your Outer Child which guide people through a protocol specific to healing abandonment, heartbreak, and loss. People can contribute to Susan’s ongoing research project by submitting (confidentially) your personal stories to her website www.abandonment.net/submit-your-personal-abandonment-story. The websites www.abandonment.net and www.outerchild.net reach out with help and information. You are welcome to contact the author directly.

 

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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday February 3, 2015

This week my guest is author Jamie Beckman. This is her second time on my radio show. This time our discussion will focus on our shared passion for The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise.

 

About the show:

The Bachelor franchise is an empire that TV viewers either love, love to hate, or love to live-tweet. Or all three! Jamie Beckman has been a Bachelor live-tweeter (she is hilarious!) going on five years now, much to the chagrin of her more serious followers, and loves trading observations and quips with fellow fans. She has no words for what a disappointment Ben Flajnik was as a Bachelor and quite frankly still isn’t over that season. She still holds out hope for Chris Soules, bless his heart.

 

About my guest:

Jamie Beckman is a writer, editor, and the author of the book  The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide. Jamie has written about health, nutrition, fitness, relationships, sex, travel, beauty, and style for print publications and web properties including Redbook, USA TODAY, the L.A. Times, Health, Men’s Journal, Men’s Health, Best Life, Better Homes and Gardens, First for Women, Publishers Weekly, Cheer Professional, The Frisky, SheKnows.com, BudgetTravel.com, CNN.com, MensFitness.com, Bethenny.com, Lifestyle Mirror, The Good Men Project, CMJ.com, and Crushable.com. Her favorite interview was Animal House‘s Flounder — very nice guy.

 

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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday January 27, 2015

This week my guest is Margaret Floyd, a nutritional therapist, writer, and real food advocate. She is also my favorite go-to expert about all food and nutrition related advice.

 

About the topic:

If you have a chronic health issue that won’t go away no matter how much you do everything “right”, then this interview is a must for you. Margaret will share some of the clinical insights she’s been finding with her clients to get at the root of even the most stubborn chronic issues. It could be hidden in what you’re eating and, more importantly, how your body is (or isn’t) digesting it.

 

About the guest:

Margaret Floyd is a nutritional therapist, writer, and real food advocate. She’s has been on the pursuit of the ideal, nutritious, and delicious way of eating for the better part of her adult life.

 

Margaret received her Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association and was certified as a Holistic Health Counselor by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is also a Certified GAPS Practitioner, a Certified Healing Foods Specialist, is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and has a thriving private practice in Los Angeles, California through which she supports clients throughout North America and Europe to achieve true health and vitality through diet and lifestyle changes.

 

Margaret is the author of Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted, and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You published by New Harbinger Publications in 2011. She is also the coauthor with Chef James Barry of the follow-up cookbook, The Naked Foods Cookbook, released May, 2012. She currently blogs at www.eatnakednow.com as well as several other health-related websites. You can connect with her at www.facebook.com/takeitalloff, www.twitter.com/margaretfloyd, or www.pinterest.com/margaretfloyd/

 

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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday January 20, 2015

This week my guest is Raychelle Cassada Lohmann author of Teen Anxiety: A CBT and ACT Activity Resource Book for Helping Anxious Adolescents.

 

About the book:

Today’s teens are faced with all sorts of decisions, dilemmas and difficulties, from exam worries to friendship and relationship problems. The result is that anxiety is an increasingly common problem, and professionals need practical ways of helping these anxious teens. Teen Anxiety is a practical manual to use with teenagers to help them cope with anxious feelings. With 60 easy-to-do activities based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), teenagers can be helped to understand what triggers their anxiety; the importance of taking care of themselves; how to work through anxious feelings, fear, stress, and panic; and how to accept and manage thoughts and emotions. Part 1 of the book provides a guide to CBT, ACT and what anxiety is, and the manual also includes scaling questions for assessment and graphs to track progress. This ready-to-use manual, packed with information and activities, will be invaluable to professionals working with anxious teenagers.

 

About the author:

Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, MS, LPC, is the author of The Anger Workbook for Teens (New Harbinger Publications), Staying Cool…When You’re Steaming Mad (Marco Products), The Bullying Workbook for Teens (New Harbinger Publications), Teen Anxiety (Jessica Kingsley) and Blogger of Teen Angst for Psychology Today.

 

The Anger Workbook for Teens has been translated into four different languages (Dutch, English, French, and Korean.) Her second book, Staying Cool…When You’re Steaming Mad is a comprehensive anger management curriculum for educators and counseling professionals working with troubled youth. Raychelle’s third book co-authored with Julia V. Taylor, The Bullying Workbook for Teens: Activities to help you deal with Social Aggression and Cyberbullying is a guide to help youth cope with bullying. Raychelle ‘s new book Teen Anxiety is set to be released January, 2015.

 

Raychelle is an active member of the American Counseling Association, American School Counseling Association, and National Career Development Association. Additionally, she is a National Board Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of NC and SC as well as a Global Career Development Facilitator.

 

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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday January 13, 2015

This week my guest is Karen Koenig, author of Outsmarting Overeating: Boost Your Life Skills, End Your Food Problems.

 

About the book:

The reason you turn to food when you’re stressed or distressed is that you don’t have better ways of managing life’s ups and downs. According to Karen R. Koenig, an expert on the psychology of eating, you can transform your eating habits—and your life—by developing effective life skills. When you have enhanced skills, you won’t need to turn to mindless eating to make it through the day and will get the best out of life rather than letting life get the best of you. With Koenig’s guidance, you’ll learn how to establish and maintain functional relationships, take care of yourself physically and emotionally, think rationally, and create a passionate, joyful, and meaningful life. When these behaviors take root and become automatic, food becomes what it is meant to be: nourishment and one of life’s many pleasures.

 

About the author:

I am a psychotherapist, national educator, international author, and an expert on the psychology of eating—the how and why, not the what, of it. For more than three decades, my mission has been to help people with eating and weight problems learn to eat “normally” and maintain a healthy, stable weight for life without dieting and deprivation. My therapy practice is in Sarasota, FL, where I do tele-coaching and Skype consultation worldwide. As a recovered chronic dieter and binge-eater, I meld my personal recovery wisdom with my professional knowledge and experience to resolve eating problems.

 

My books are Nice Girls Finish Fat, The Rules of “Normal” Eating, The Food and Feelings Workbook, and What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Treating Eating and Weight Issues.


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Relationships 2.0 on Tuesday January 6, 2015

This week my guest is William Powers, author of New Slow City: Living Simply in the World’s Fastest City.

 

About the book:

Burned-out after years of doing development work around the world, William Powers spent a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid in North Carolina, as recounted in his award-winning memoir Twelve by Twelve. Could he live a similarly minimalist life in the heart of New York City? To find out, Powers and his wife jettisoned 80 percent of their stuff, left their 2,000-square-foot Queens townhouse, and moved into a 350-square-foot “micro-apartment” in Greenwich Village. Downshifting to a two-day workweek, Powers explores the viability of Slow Food and Slow Money, technology fasts and urban sanctuaries. Discovering a colorful cast of New Yorkers attempting to resist the culture of Total Work, Powers offers an inspiring exploration for anyone trying to make urban life more people- and planet-friendly.

 

About the author:

Powers new book New Slow City offers an inspiring exploration for anyone trying to make urban life more people- and planet-friendly.

 

Born and raised on Long Island, William Powers has worked for over a decade in development aid and conservation in Latin America, Africa, Native North America, and Washington, DC. He is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and is on the adjunct faculty of New York University. A third generation New Yorker, Powers has also spent two decades exploring the American culture-of-speed and its alternatives in some fifty countries around the world. He has covered the subject in his four books and written about it in the Washington Post and the Atlantic. An expert on sustainable development, he is a freelance writer and speaker. More information on his work can be found here: www.williampowersbooks.com.

 

Contact William directly: bill@williampowersbooks.com.

 

 


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