Category Archives: Self-Improvement Podcast

Self-improvement advice and self-improvement tips

Effective Couples Counseling

All couples have their struggles but when is help from a couples counselor in order? Dick explores what techniques effective counselors use and how to know if your counselor is right or wrong for you.

Dick’s guest, Dr. Don Ferguson is the author of the book “Reptiles in Love” and has been counseling couples for 30 years. He also teaches marriage counseling at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

For more information about Dr. Ferguson, please visit inrelationships.com

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Couples and Toxic Fighting

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 years and teaches marriage counseling at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.

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For more information about Dr. Ferguson, please visit inrelationships.com

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Positive Aging

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: www.aging.wisc.edu

For more information on the MIDUS National Study, please visit: www.midus.wisc.edu

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Relationship Enhancement

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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Losing Weight and Keeping it Off: The Gold Standard

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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Affairs and Repairs

Why do affairs happen? How common are they? Is a relationship repairable after the affair is over? Dr. Deborah Hoffman, psychologist and past University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty member with 30 years of experience counseling couples, explores these issues with Dick.

For more information on Dr. Deborah Hoffman, please visit: madisoncounselingservices.com

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Health and Happiness: The Basics

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

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

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 http://www.patriciaclason.com/

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