Impostor Syndrome

Posted on April 27, 2022 by Liz Dederich

Impostor Syndrome (also known as Impostor Phenomenon) is the fear of not being the competent and capable person people believe you to be. How common is this phenomenon? Is there anything that be done to lessen this fear? Dick’s guest, Darald Hanusa, is Senior Lecturer Emeritus at the UW-Madison School of Social Work and a […]

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Posted on April 13, 2022 by Liz Dederich

Procrastination is defined as delaying something knowing there are negative consequences to not doing it right now. Why do people procrastinate? What are the fixes? Dick’s guest is Eric M. Twiggs, author of The Discipline of Now: 12 Practical Principles to Overcome Procrastination.

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Getting to Know Yourself: The Enneagram Test

Posted on January 19, 2022 by Liz Dederich

One of the paths to happiness is to truly know yourself. The Enneagram Test can be an important tool that helps lead to self discovery. Dick’s guest is Amy Everson, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who uses this tool in her practice.

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Encore: New Year Resolutions

Posted on January 5, 2022 by Liz Dederich

Do New Year resolutions work? Are they worth the bother? Is there a better way to get your life on track? Dick’s guest, Patricia Clason, has been leading workshops for corporate clients and the State of Wisconsin for 30 years on how to get your life organized and actualized. She has written and conducted workshops […]

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Finding Your Dream Job

Posted on December 21, 2021 by Liz Dederich

Most Americans spend close to 1/3 of their waking hours at their job. How many can say they have their dream job? Dick’s guest, Elizabeth Schrimpf, MA, LPC, CCC, is a licensed counselor and nationally certified career counselor and is finishing a book on career happiness in an uncertain world.

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Posted on November 24, 2021 by Liz Dederich

Co-parenting after the end of a relationship can be a challenging proposition, yet it is possible to do so successfully by avoiding common mistakes. Dick’s guest is Dr. Ken Waldron, a Clinical Psychologist with over 40 years experience working with divorced families. He is also Author of several books, including “The Co-Parenting Workbook.”

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Date Smart

Posted on November 10, 2021 by Liz Dederich

Clinical Psychologist and Author, Dr. Carla Marie Manly, joins Dick to discuss tips on how to navigate dating from her latest book, Date Smart: Transform Your Relationships & Love Fearlessly.  

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Eliminating Anger

Posted on October 13, 2021 by Liz Dederich

Anger is an emotion experienced by almost everyone and can lead to big trouble. Are we better off eliminating anger from our emotional repertoire? How is that possible to do? Dick’s guest, Dr. Michael Edelstein is a long practicing psychotherapist and author of the award-winning book “Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life.”

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Consequential Strangers

Posted on September 30, 2021 by Liz Dederich

The quality of our relationships with family and close friends may be the biggest contributor to contentment but how important is the quality of social ties with people not part of the family and close friends group? Dick’s guest is award-winning journalist Melinda Blau, who has written several books on the importance of quality relationships […]

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Posted on September 15, 2021 by Liz Dederich

What is something everybody wants, and if they have it they still want more (and it isn’t money)? Dick’s guest is Ed McCormick, Jr., successful entrepreneur, researcher and author of Happiness Power Secrets published under the pen name of Robert Gill, Jr. 

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Understanding and Treating Panic Attacks

Posted on September 1, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

Dick’s guest, psychotherapist and author of the award-winning book “Three Minute Therapy: Change Your Thinking and Change Your Life” Dr. Michael Edelstein, shares his three minute therapy techniques to manage and overcome panic attacks. Bonus content: Dr. Edelstein also discusses his three minute therapy techniques for achieving happiness, overcoming social anxiety and dealing with depression.

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Adults Dealing with Toxic Parents

Posted on April 28, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

ENCORE PRESENTATION The pain of having a toxic parent doesn’t end when you grow up. What is a toxic parent? How can the adult child end or reduce the suffering a toxic parent can inflict? Dick’s guest, Lesa Fischer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Embracing Death

Posted on March 17, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

How can you learn to accept the process of death and dying instead of fearing it? Dick’s guest is Katherine Jansen-Byrkit, Psychotherapist, LPC, MPH and author of River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness.    

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A Guide to Good Mental Health

Posted on February 17, 2021 by Dick Goldberg

Dick’s guest, therapist and author Faust Ruggerio, discusses the most important tips on achieving optimum mental health from his book “The Fix Yourself Handbook.”

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Posted on December 2, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

How can you manage the pain of grief and how can you move through these traumas and losses with growth and understanding? Dick’s guest Edy Nathan,  psychologist and grief recovery expert, is the author of Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery Through Trauma and Loss.

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Lessons About Life

Posted on October 21, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Imagine having six incurable illnesses over 25 years that could each potentially end your life. Retired Professor of Business Ethics at Edgewood College Dr. Denis Collins joins Dick to discuss what he has learned through such an existence and how we can apply that ourselves.  

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A Healthy Relationship with Yourself

Posted on September 9, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

How to enrich your life by nourishing your relationship with yourself. Dick’s guest is Kim Olver, Founder and President of Coaching for Excellence and the author of several books including Choosing Me Now: Letting go of what doesn’t work to make room for what does and Secrets of Happy Couples.

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The Keys to a Happy Marriage

Posted on August 26, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

What are the true secrets for a happy and fulfilling marriage? Dick’s guest is Kim Olver, Founder and President of Coaching for Excellence and the author of several books including Secrets of Happy Couples.

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How to Find Joy in Your Job

Posted on June 17, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Can every job be meaningful and satisfying? How can you find fulfillment in even the most mundane jobs? Dick’s guest is Dr. Denis Collins, Professor of Business Ethics at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Coming Out of Quarantine

Posted on May 27, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

How can we take lessons and benefits from staying at home to improve our relationships and ourselves as we transition to a new normal? Dick’s guest is Katherine Jansen-Byrkit, Psychotherapist, LPC, MPH and author of River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness.

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Personal Growth During Lockdown

Posted on May 13, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

There are some positives to the lockdown. What can we learn that will perhaps help us grow and become better? Dick’s guest, Patricia Clason, is a professional speaker, trainer, coach and author of Claim Your Unlimited Potential.

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Maintaining Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

Posted on April 8, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Dick’s guest is Katherine Jansen-Byrkit, Psychotherapist, LPC, MPH and author of River to Ocean: Living in the Flow of Wakefulness.

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The Suicide Hotline

Posted on March 25, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

The number of suicides in America is growing dramatically and at the epicenter are the 24/7 suicide hotlines. How are those crisis calls handled? What can we learn to better help those around us who are in crisis? Dick’s guest is Hannah Flanagan, Director of Emergency Services at Journey Mental Health Center in Dane County, […]

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Healthy Relationships

Posted on February 26, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

Healthy relationships are essential for good mental health. What are the components to healthy relationships and what’s the number one skill to building those relationships? Dick’s guest is Dr. Carla Manly, author of Joy from Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Making Fear Your Friend.

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Posted on January 30, 2020 by Dick Goldberg

What is fear? What is the difference between rational fears, irrational fears and phobias? How can you overcome your fears to be more successful and fulfilled? Dick’s guest is Dr. Carla Manly, author of Joy from Fear: Create the Life of Your Dreams by Making Fear Your Friend.

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Emotional Intelligence & Authenticity

Posted on December 4, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Having both emotional intelligence and authenticity greatly enhance the likelihood of success in work and in relationships. Dick’s guest, Roger Wolkoff, is a motivational speaker who specializes in helping organizations train employees to realize their highest emotional intelligence.

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Successfully Dealing with Negative People

Posted on November 5, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

It’s a special skill to keep your cool around people who are cruel, obnoxious or just downright unpleasant. It can be done. Dick’s guest Dr. Tina Hallis, author of Sharpen Your Positive Edge and expert in positivity, shares her 5 steps  to deal with negativity.

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Building Self Esteem

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Self esteem and self confidence are different. At the core of mental health and enjoying life is being comfortable in your own skin, i.e. self acceptance and self esteem. Dick’s guest is Dr. Carla Manly, Ph.D. and author of several books related to self esteem and self acceptance.

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Men’s Issues

Posted on September 25, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Men are privileged but have their own psychological struggles. They live 5 years less than women and suicide 3 times more. What’s going on and how can men improve their mental health? Dick’s guest, Elaine Rosenberg is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who focuses on men’s issues in her private practice.

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Pros & Cons of Online Learning

Posted on July 31, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Is the quality of learning better in class or online? Who is best suited for online learning? Is it radically cheaper to get a degree this way? Dick’s guests are Dr. Denis Collins, Professor of Business Ethics at Edgewood College and John Hollenbeck, Ph.D., Senior Instructional Designer at University of Wisconsin Colleges Online.

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Drug Use and Treatment in America Today

Posted on July 17, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

The life expectancy for Americans has gone down due to deaths from drug use and overdoses, killing more people than suicide or accidents. What are the recent changes in drug use and treatment? Dick’s guest is Dr. Michael Miller, a psychiatrist and past President and Board Chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine as […]

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Be Your Own Coach to a Better Life

Posted on June 5, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Darcy Luoma, a coach’s coach and author of the Professional Life Coaching Certificate Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows us how to use coaching principles to coach ourselves to a more rewarding, fulfilling life.

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The Dating Expert

Posted on May 8, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

Rich Gosse, author of nine books on dating, including The Donald Trump Syndrome: Why Women Choose the Wrong Men to Love, joins Dick to share insights into what you might not know about successfully dating today.

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Finding Your Soulmate

Posted on March 13, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

What is a soulmate? How do you find your soulmate? Is a happy, fulfilling relationship guaranteed? Dick’s guest is Judith Costa, a life coach, author, speaker and psychotherapist.

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Posted on January 16, 2019 by Dick Goldberg

More than 20 million Americans are addicted to drugs or alcohol. Yet less than 10% believe they need treatment. How can the other 90% be convinced they need help? Dick’s guest is Steve Bruno, a recovering addict himself who became a professional interventionist and has done over 500 interventions in the last 17 years.  

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Posted on September 26, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Why do people procrastinate when it is so counterproductive? Dick’s guest, Eric M. Twiggs, author of The Discipline of Now, helps us understand why we do it and teaches us how to stop it.

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Negative People and How to Successfully Deal with Them

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Dr. Tina Hallis, author of Sharpen Your Positive Edge, shares who these negative people are, what effects they can have on other people and 7 tips to stay immune.

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Group Therapy

Posted on July 18, 2018 by Liz Dederich

What is group therapy? How does it work? When is it a better option than individual therapy? Dick’s guests are Jeff Hird and Sarah Kohlstedt, both staff psychologists with UW-Madison Mental Health Services.

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Domestic Abuse

Posted on June 6, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Domestic abuse affects all classes, races and genders. An expert and a survivor of domestic abuse share their experiences and insights on this subject. Dick’s guests are Faye Zemel, Director of Prevention and Community Programs for Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (DAIS) and Keena Atkinson, a survivor of domestic abuse.

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Living with a Personality Disordered Partner

Posted on April 11, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Why do people choose such a troubled partner? How can they cope with the challenges in relationships with a partner who has a personality disorder? When is it best to get out? Dick’s guest, Dr. Jim McGloin, has over 30 years of experience in couples counseling.  

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Life Review

Posted on February 28, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Thoughtfully reviewing the highs, lows, turning points and critical decisions of your life can lead to more self awareness and help shape a better future. Dick’s guest is Reverend Karen Gustafson who served for 30 years as a Universalist Unitarian Minister and now has established Life Review, a self renewal ministry.

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Money & Happiness

Posted on January 31, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Are rich people happier than the rest of us? How much does financial success have to do with contentment? Can money make you unhappy? Dick’s guest is Patricia Clason, an author, lecturer and Director of The Center for Creative Learning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over 5,000 people have taken her workshops in personal growth and development.

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Chronic Pain Control Using Your Mind

Posted on January 3, 2018 by Liz Dederich

Nearly 1/3 of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Most turn to pain medications, which can lead to unpleasant side effects and/or addiction. Strategies using your mind can be very effective at reducing the suffering that accompanies chronic pain. Dick’s guest is Dr. Tamar Kelson, Senior Psychologist at  University Health Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Happy Retirement

Posted on September 27, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Having enough money and good health is not a guarantee for a happy retirement. A life of meaning, fulfillment and connection must also be achieved. Dick’s guest, Mary Helen Conroy, author of Your Amazing Itty Bitty Book of Retirement: 15 Essential Tips For You, The Nearly and Newly Retired, shares tips beyond health and money to […]

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Binge Drinking

Posted on August 2, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Is binge drinking just a college phenomenon? How prevalent is it? Is it just innocent fun? When does it cross the line from fun to danger? Dick’s guest, Gabrielle Koren, LCSW, SAC shares surprising information on what binge drinking really is and how pervasive it is in our culture.

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Overcoming Adversity

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Liz Dederich

Two successful people share their lessons from having been successful to hitting rock bottom both personally and professionally and then coming back to flourish. Dick’s guests, Neil Mathweg, CEO of Realty Executives and Nancy Depcik of Unshakable Success, share their hard-earned insights on overcoming adversity.

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Books as Therapy

Posted on February 8, 2017 by TSC Admin

For many, bibliotherapy (using books as therapy) can sometimes help as much as a friend or even therapist. Dick’s guest, Caroline Donahue, also known as The Book Dr., discusses techniques that help you find the most effective books to help with your issues.

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New Year Resolutions

Posted on December 7, 2016 by TSC Admin

Do New Year resolutions work? Are they worth the bother? Is there a better way to get your life on track? Dick’s guest, Patricia Clason, has been leading workshops for corporate clients and the State of Wisconsin for 30 years on how to get your life organized and actualized. She has written and conducted workshops […]

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Posted on September 28, 2016 by TSC Admin

Resilience is adapting to hardships, adversity and tough turns in life. All of us will be faced with these events in our lives. Some are small, some are very significant. Our mental health, our usefulness and the quality of our lives is greatly enhanced by becoming skilled at resilience and recovery. Dick’s guest is Patricia […]

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Effective Leadership Traits

Posted on August 17, 2016 by TSC Admin

What makes for effective leadership? Can it be learned? Are these traits applicable to the very small non profit as much as the large corporation? Dick’s guest is Yvonne Evers, who has 20 years of executive coaching and is the creator of SUCCESSION, an internet app that guides a company to find their next CEO.

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The Art of First Impressions

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Liz Dederich

Why are first impressions so important in business as well as your personal life? Can these skills be learned? Dick’s guest is Susan Young, author of The Art of First Impressions for Positive Impact.

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How to be Likeable

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Liz Dederich

Being likeable can be learned and is not very complicated. Learn the 10 simple secrets of being liked by almost everyone. Amber Ault, clinical sociologist, author of The Five Step Exit and previous guest of Insights with Dick Goldberg,  interviews Dick, therapist, author,  lecturer and regular host of Insights, as he shares the secrets of how […]

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What to Expect Once You’re Sober

Posted on May 25, 2016 by Liz Dederich

Sobriety is only the beginning of overcoming the problems that caused the addiction. Dick’s guest, Jane Bartels, is the author “Broken Promises: One Family’s Journey Through Alcoholism to Reconciliation” and a certified addiction counselor, as well as a recovering alcoholic with over 25 years of sobriety.

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Beating Loneliness

Posted on April 13, 2016 by TSC Admin

Is loneliness growing in the U.S.? Is social media partly to blame? How can loneliness be overcome? Dick’s guest is Kira Asatryan, author of Stop Being Lonely: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships & Deep Relationships.

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Posted on March 16, 2016 by Liz Dederich

Why it’s critical to success and happiness and how to harness it. Dick’s guest is Dr. Tina Hallis who applied her Ph.D. in biotechnology to become a corporate trainer, speaker and student of positive psychology.

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Leaving Toxic Relationships

Posted on February 17, 2016 by Liz Dederich

Thinking about Leaving a Toxic Relationship?  In this podcast, clinical sociologist Amber Ault, author of The Five Step Exit, discusses how to leave a toxic partner. Amber begins the discussion by describing the toxic partner: “Partners who are toxic..are very inclined to do something we call intermittent reinforcement.  They are nice sometimes. Sometimes they are great […]

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Social Open-mindedness

Posted on December 23, 2015 by Liz Dederich

What is social open-mindedness? How can you optimize interactions with those that are different than you? Dr. Tina Hallis joins Dick to discuss this sometimes tricky subject.

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Emotional Maturity

Posted on December 9, 2015 by Liz Dederich

Why it is critical for a good life. You can be 23 and emotionally mature or 63 and not. Learn what this is all about. Dick’s guests are Dr. Jim McGloin, who has over 30 years of experience in counseling and Lesa Fischer, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

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Posted on September 16, 2015 by Liz Dederich

Everyone has some shame. It can diminish our happiness. How do we understand and better deal with our own sense of shame? Dick’s guest is Dr. Darald Hanusa, a University of Wisconsin-Madison lecturer, practitioner, trainer and expert in domestic violence.

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Being Positive

Posted on July 15, 2015 by Liz Dederich

How do you become a more optimistic person? What does science say are the benefits of an attitude adjustment? Dick’s guest  Dr. Tina Hallis explains why the simple act of being positive is so important.

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Grit: The Most Important Trait of Successful People

Posted on June 3, 2015 by Liz Dederich

Why is it so important? Who’s got it? How do you develop it? Dick’s guest,  Dr. Tina Hallis helps us understand the science of success and how to make it work for ourselves and our children.

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Life Coaching

Posted on February 11, 2015 by TSC Admin

How effective is it in improving people’s lives and their happiness? How is it different from psychotherapy? How do you find the best life coach for you? Dick’s guest is Darcy Luoma, a life coach and the head instructor at the only Life Coaching Certificate Program in the midwest certified by the International Coaching Federation, of […]

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Coping with Stress Successfully

Posted on December 3, 2014 by TSC Admin

Why do some people cope better with stress than others? The right techniques can go a long way to reducing stress. Dick’s guest, Rob Sepich has helped more than 3,000 students over the last twenty years to better manage their stress through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Counseling Center and has presented over 1,000 workshops and […]

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Using Mediation Techniques in Everyday Life

Posted on October 22, 2014 by TSC Admin

How do you successfully resolve conflict at work, at home or anywhere? Good conflict resolution skills are crucial to good relationships. Dick’s guests are Lisa and Harry Webne-Behrman, both senior partners at Collaborative Initiative Inc. and have helped hundreds of schools, businesses and non-profits build their conflict resolution skills within their organizations. Lisa is a […]

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Posted on August 27, 2014 by TSC Admin

How important is friendship to your happiness? What is a good friendship? How do you cultivate a healthy friendship network? Dick’s guest, Patricia Clason is an author, lecturer and Director of The Center for Creative Learning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Over 5,000 people have taken her workshops in personal growth and development.

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Posted on May 30, 2014 by TSC Admin

Who is authentic? How do they become so? Is being a phony the opposite? What are the benefits of being authentic to the person, their friends and colleagues as they become more authentic? Dick’s guest is Barbara Hummel who has led workshops for 12 years for the Center for Courage & Renewal. She is also the […]

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Posted on March 5, 2014 by TSC Admin

Are secrets always a bad idea or is it sometimes wise to keep them locked away? Dick’s guest, Dr. Tamara Affifi is an expert in family communications and has researched and written on the subject of privacy, secrets, disclosure and avoidance. She is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa.

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Premarital Counseling by Clergy

Posted on February 19, 2014 by TSC Admin

Exploring the benefits of examining the strengths and challenges of an impending marriage with your clergy. Is it a must or can the truly happy couple just head to the altar? Dick’s guests are Reverend Michael Schuler, longtime senior minister of one of the largest Unitarian Universalist congregations in America and Reverend Eldonna Hazen, newly […]

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Practicing Gratitude

Posted on February 5, 2014 by TSC Admin

Gratitude: It can make you happier, healthier and improve your relationships. Dr. Shilagh Mirgain, a psychologist from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, shares with us how to maintain a successful gratitude practice and how science demonstrates its benefits. “Gratitude is one of the most significant, contributing factors to our happiness,” […]

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Sports Psychology

Posted on January 9, 2014 by TSC Admin

What makes us choke, be it golf, tennis or whatever sport is yours? How can we use our mind to optimize our sport and rid ourselves of performance anxiety? Dick’s guest, Dr. Kris Eiring is a former college track star who now specializes in sports psychology in her private practice as well as being a […]

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Dealing with Difficult People

Posted on December 11, 2013 by TSC Admin

Learn who the most challenging types of people are, methods that apply in dealing with them and how to avoid making bad situations worse. Dick’s guest, Dr. Beth Jennings, helps us with the non-stop talker, the mean boss, the person always in a dither and many others. Her classifications for difficult people include the intimidator, […]

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The $15 Minimum Wage

Posted on October 30, 2013 by TSC Admin

Would a $15 an hour minimum wage end all poverty among those who work? How would it affect unemployment, inflation and profits? Where does the Earned Income Tax Credit fit in all this? Would this reduce inequality in the U.S.? Former director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty and widely published […]

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Grieving: Coping with Loss

Posted on July 25, 2013 by TSC Admin

What should you expect when you have experienced a loss? When should you seek professional help? Dick’s guest is Dr. Emely Verba, a clinical psychologist with 24 years of experience and a resident supervisor for the University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry who also served as consulting supervisor to the HospiceCare Grief Center for 12 […]

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The Hazards of Being Male

Posted on May 15, 2013 by TSC Admin

Despite being the “top dog” and not suffering from sexism, men still live shorter, less healthy and lonelier lives than women. Why is that and what can be done about it? Dick’s guest is psychologist Dr. Ron May. Dr. May has been in private practice for more than 30 years, specializing in individual and group […]

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Cross-Cultural Conversations: Avoiding Blunders

Posted on March 11, 2013 by TSC Admin

Two University of Wisconsin-Madison therapists and teachers of multiculturalism help us learn how to be sensitive and more skilled when talking to people of different cultures, color or ethnicity. Psychologist Monika Gutkowska and social worker Amanda Ngola are Dick’s guests.

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Business Ethics in the Real World

Posted on March 4, 2013 by TSC Admin

Are altruism and the selfish motivation of maximizing profits incompatible in the real world? Dr. Denis Collins, author and professor of business at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis., returns for part two of this subject. “In business, you really do apply the same principles (of personal ethics), so there’s this clear overlap between personal life […]

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Why Teach Business Ethics in College?

Posted on February 20, 2013 by TSC Admin

Do ethics affect behavior in the business world? How are business ethics different from maximizing profits within the law? Dick’s guest, Dr. Denis Collins, has written several books on business ethics and is a professor of business at Edgewood College in Madison, Wis. “A lot of times, economics and ethics go hand-in-hand,” Collins said. “Organizations […]

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Posted on February 10, 2013 by TSC Admin

What really is it? Who is most vulnerable to suffer from it? When does it become a serious problem? What can be done about it? Dick’s guest, Dr. Jackson Rainer co-author of “Isolated and Alone: Therapeutic Interventions for Loneliness” helps us better understand this universal experience.

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The “Good” Divorce With Kids

Posted on January 31, 2013 by TSC Admin

Psychologist, researcher and lecturer Dr. Ken Waldron returns to discuss the best and most productive ways to deal with disputes over children and custody in divorce.

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The “Good” Divorce

Posted on January 22, 2013 by TSC Admin

While divorce always involves loss, stress and pain, there are techniques and ideas that can buffer these issues, as well as make a favorable long term outcome more likely. Psychologist, researcher and lecturer Dr. Ken Waldron shares his experience and knowledge from 30 years in this field.

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The Psychology of Philanthropy

Posted on January 10, 2013 by TSC Admin

What motivates people to give away their money? Dick’s guest, Martha Taylor, Vice President at the University of Wisconsin Foundation, has written three books on philanthropy and compares women’s giving to men’s, rich to poor and young to old.

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Successful Dating: 10 Vital Tips

Posted on January 1, 2013 by TSC Admin

In this to-the-point 15 minute podcast Dick shares ten tips that will increase your chances of finding a great life partner. The ideas are the basis of a workshop offered to students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Premarital Counseling

Posted on December 6, 2012 by TSC Admin

Why do it? Who should get it? How do marriage counselors work compared to clergy? Dr. Don Ferguson, author of “Reptiles in Love”, long term couples’ counselor and premarital workshop leader shares his knowledge and experience. For more information about Dr. Ferguson, please visit

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Loving Your Job, Even When You Don’t Like It

Posted on October 5, 2012 by TSC Admin

How to find meaning and joy in your present position. Dick’s guest is Dr. Lynn Johnson, lecturer, psychologist and author of “Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness” shares tips from his recent publication “I Hate My Job He Said”. For more information about this topic or Dr. Johnson, please visit

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Happiness: Using the Power of Positive Psychology

Posted on September 13, 2012 by TSC Admin

Learn proven techniques to enhance happiness and joy through the science of positive psychology with Dr. Lynn Johnson, lecturer, psychologist and author of “Enjoy Life! Healing with Happiness.” Dr. Johnson has thirty years  of experience in helping others. After receiving his Ph.D., he created a center devoted to brief psychotherapy, helping patients in the most […]

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Couples and Toxic Fighting

Posted on August 23, 2012 by TSC Admin

Understanding why nice people in loving relationships can have nasty toxic fights. Dick’s guest is Dr. Don Ferguson, author of the book “Reptiles in Love”. The book takes an in-depth look at why almost all couples experience this toxic fighting and how to navigate conflicts more productively. Dr. Ferguson has been counseling couples for 30 […]

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Positive Aging

Posted on July 28, 2012 by TSC Admin

Besides enough money, what are the key elements in flourishing and feeling fulfilled as we grow older? Dr. Carol Ryff, Director of the Institute of Aging at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Professor of psychology and author of over 60 publications on this subject, shares her knowledge.   For more information on this subject, please visit: […]

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Part 2: Relationship Enhancement

Posted on July 11, 2012 by TSC Admin

Psychologist Dr. Deborah Hoffman returns to continue the discussion of ways to make your marriage or intimate relationship a greater source of joy and love.

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Relationship Enhancement

Posted on July 7, 2012 by TSC Admin

Facts, techniques and ideas to bring more joy, less conflict and more love to your relationship. Dr. Deborah Hoffman, psychologist, past UW-Madison faculty and author of “The Win-Win in Relationship Workshop – Steps to True Intimacy” discusses how to enhance your relationship.

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Overeating: The Emotional Aspects

Posted on June 19, 2012 by TSC Admin

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Anna Flach, returns to address the underlying emotional triggers that for so many lead to eating too much food and using food as a drug.

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Losing Weight and Keeping it Off: The Gold Standard

Posted on June 13, 2012 by TSC Admin

Dick reviews current findings on losing weight from Harvard, the Mayo Clinic and elsewhere and combined with his clinical knowledge, experience and common sense, offers a plan that is workable for almost everyone to get to and stay at their desired weight.

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Health and Happiness: The Basics

Posted on May 23, 2012 by TSC Admin

Dr. Robert McGrath, distinguished psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shares with Dick the basics from the science of happiness, as well as ideas for healthy living. A crash course to help you flourish.

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Volunteerism: Optimizing Your Experience

Posted on April 8, 2012 by TSC Admin

How to find the volunteer experience that will use your talents, match your values and add to your life fulfillment is explored with Dick’s guest. Kathy Martinson, Director of Volunteer Services at United Way of Dane County (in Wisconsin) has placed 500,000 volunteers over the last 28 years.

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Stress Management

Posted on March 14, 2012 by TSC Admin

We all have stress. Some is toxic and some is healthy. Author, expert and lecturer Patricia Clason returns to help us learn to react to stress in a healthier way. For more information about this topic or Patricia Clason, please visit

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Your Life Purpose: How to Find It and Why You Need to Know It

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Dick’s guest is author, lecturer and workshop leader Patricia Clason. Patricia has helped hundreds of people find their life purpose. For more information about this topic or Patricia Clason, please visit

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Managing Anger: Yours and Others

Posted on March 7, 2012 by TSC Admin

Dr. Darald Hanusa has 33 years of experience treating abusive men and counseling their survivors. He travels nationally, lecturing on domestic violence and anger management, as well as training therapists on this topic.

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Forgiveness: The Science and The Benefits

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Forgiveness is really for the benefit of the person injured. So many people suffer for many years from their anger at those who hurt them. Dick’s guest, UW professor Dr. Robert Enright is the author of seven books on forgiveness and the founder and director of the International Forgiveness Institute, Inc.

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Social Skills “Secrets”

Posted on February 6, 2012 by TSC Admin

How to be a more likeable person. Therapist, author and “Insights” host Dick Goldberg shares “The Ten Simple Secrets of Being Liked By Almost Everybody”, from his published article on social skills. This information can enhance your confidence with others, your social life,and even your marriage.

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Smoking Cessation: The Science of Successfully Quitting

Posted on November 30, 2011 by TSC Admin

Dr. Eric Heilegenstein, University of Wisconsin psychiatrist and expert in the area of smoking cessation, discusses national trends in smoking, who succeeds and fails in their attempts to quit and how to increase your chances of quitting successfully.

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Managing Stage Fright

Posted on November 28, 2011 by TSC Admin

America’s #1 phobia is not death…it is the fear of public speaking. Dick’s guest is an author, speaker and coach specializing in this area. Janet Esposito helps us understand the etiology of this fear and shares ideas and methods to cope with it and be comfortable at the podium.

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Money and Emotions

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Emotions and personality affect how you spend, budget and invest. Connie Kilmark shares her 36 years of experience helping people with money problems as we explore why Americans are drowning in debt and which people are most subject to financial mismanagement.

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Men Who Batter

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Why do some men resort to physical violence with their partner? Why do women pick these guys and why do they stay with them? What stops this domestic violence and can men be “cured”? Dick’s guest, Dr. Darald Hanusa is a Board Certified Diplomate (BCD) in Clinical Social Work and is licensed in the State of […]

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EQ: Emotional Intelligence

Posted on November 25, 2011 by TSC Admin

How is EQ different than IQ? What means more to career and relationship success – raw brain power or Emotional Intelligence? Can EQ be learned? These questions are addressed with Dick’s guest: author, expert and EQ lecturer Patricia Clason. For more information about this topic or Patricia Clason, please visit

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