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April 19, 2011 @ 11:40 am

It Just Hasn’t Happened Yet with Dr. Karin Anderson

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Associate Professor of Psychology and Counselor Education at Concordia University Chicago & author of the book "It Just Hasn’t Happened Yet" - Dr. Karin Anderson joins the show.


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Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Karin Anderson is currently an associate professor of Psychology and Counselor Education at Concordia University Chicago.  She received her doctorate in developmental psychology from Northern Illinois University and has delivered a number of well-received presentations at national and international psychology conferences, covering issues such as identity development and family dynamics.

She first became interested in the psychology of women when she began to examine the complex emotions involved in her own engagement to be married.  As she questioned her motivations for marriage, she pondered women’s roles and options in the post-feminism era.  How much had really changed?  After months of internal conflict, she ended up calling off her wedding two months before it was to occur.

Back “out there” in the dating scene, she became keenly aware of the messages directed toward single women—messages that appeared disparaging and illogical, yet hailed from reliable sources such as the local bookstore’s self-help section.  Drawing on the data of other academic researchers and firsthand accounts of the many women she interviewed personally,  Anderson wrote It Just Hasn’t Happened Yet as an effort to provide a logical counter-message of encouragement.

A compelling teacher and speaker, Anderson speaks to groups on women’s issues, single adulthood, developmental psychology, and family relationships.  For more information, visit AuthenticallyMe.com.


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Dr. Karin Anderson discusses & answers the following:

  • What inspired you to write It Just Hasn't Happened Yet?
  • Why did you see a need for yet another book about dating/relationships?
  • Do you have a sense of how readers are responding to your book?
  • Have you heard any unfavorable feedback in reaction to your message?
  • Tell us about your website, AuthenticallyMe.com.
  • Where can we purchase It Just Hasn't Happened Yet?
  • Tip in Conclusion...

Links: AuthenticallyMe.com


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February 3, 2011 @ 10:06 pm

How technology has changed relationships

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Debbie Nigro Founder and Chief Executive Babe of StillaBabe.com & Founding Partner of FirstWivesWorld.com joined the show. In a very entertaining episode of eHealth Radio Debbie Nigor tells is like it is are you ready to listen?


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Debbie Nigro is a multi-faceted, business and broadcasting entrepreneur and visionary. She has spent over twenty years applying her creative talents building unique start-up business opportunities, spotting trends and untapped niche markets, and developing successful concepts and content that drive revenue. Nigro's experience includes creating and implementing multi-platform media strategies typically including original powerful or humorous sponsor friendly content.

Her expertise includes;  blogging, online video, podcasting, radio, television, publishing, speaking engagements, television shopping, new product launches, program creation, breakthrough public relations concepts, media awareness, event and media sponsorships, and "unique" strategic introductions and alliances.

Debbie Nigro is the Founder and “Chief Executive Babe” of the recently launched StillABabe.com aimed at women over 40 feeling 20. The 40+ female demographic is currently the largest segment of the population with the most disposable income. The focus is on ‘finding the humor in falling apart’ and showcasing information, products and services that enhance this life stage.

Nigro is also one of the Founding Partners of First Wives World, LLC, and its "Chief Executive Girlfriend. The site was created to "educate, inspire and entertain the potential 30 million women in the U.S. who can relate to divorce on firstwivesworld.com. She is also a consultant to the producers of "The First Wives Club Musical," which is scheduled to premiere on Broadway in 2011.

Nigro's vision at for both StillABabe and First Wives World was based on her decade-long franchise, “The Working Mom on the Run.”  A pioneer in self-syndicated, female-targeted talk radio programming, Nigro built and ran her own radio and television syndication company from 1993 to 2000 to appeal to the then-untapped niche of working moms. During this time, she developed a reputation for creating award-winning branded programming with inventive product integration.  Her radio shows and vignettes aired in over 450 markets with the backing of corporations such as Avon, Blockbuster, General Mills and 7-Eleven. Further, she wrote, produced, and syndicated television features for network news broadcasts in over 60 U.S. markets.

Nigro wrote "The Working Mom On The Run Manual”  (aka What The Heck Happened To My Life?) and held her book tour at 7-Elevens throughout the U.S.  The book tour was one of the most successful promotions in the history of Southland Corporation.

Nigro also created a line of Working Mom On The Run loungewear that was a ‘best-seller of the week’ on The Home Shopping Network.

Nigro was the winner of the prestigious ‘Best Nationally Syndicated Talk Show of The Year’ – three years in a row, from American Women in Radio & Television. In addition to three ‘Gracie’ awards for Radio, the organization also honored her with the award for ‘Best Television News Feature.’ Nigro also made the list of the Top 100 Talk Show Hosts in the country more than once.

Her prior radio career spanned a decade, and included being a morning drive personality in NYC on what was then WPIX-FM.  Nigro was also a popular morning personality, news director, and sports reporter at various radio stations in the New York metropolitan area. She was an early recipient of the prestigious Matrix Award from Women In Communications.

Ms. Nigro, known for an idea-a-minute, created Out Of The Box Deals, Inc., to offer consulting services. Nigro excels in quickly assessing and identifying untapped opportunities for businesses and individuals, and creating introductions to like- minded partners to further their mission. Nigro has an established a niche for marketing to the 35-plus female markets. Ms. Nigro is a sought-after business advisor because of her consistently fresh-thinking and her unique relationships in multiple industries. Nigro is also an upbeat and repeat guest on many network television and radio shows, including CNN’s Headline News Channel, The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, CBS News, FOX's Morning Show with Mike & Juliet, NBC Weekend Today In New York, and others. Nigro was also featured on a reality television show, "Dinner Takes All," which first aired on TLC in September 2005. Nigro’s blogs about, 'Moving On' can be found at About.com's Divorce Channel. Ms. Nigro has also had success as a stand-up comic, appearing at the Gotham Comedy Club in NYC and at The New Orleans Comedy Festival in February 2009.


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Debbie Nigro discusses the following on this eHealth Radio Episode:

  • What makes you a relationship expert?
  • Is there any cut off on expectations for romance?
  • How has technology changed relationships?
  • What do you say to people who are disheartened with romance, either their marriage is flat or they're single and say they never meet anybody?
  • What's Your Best Relationship Tip?
  • You certainly DO NOT WANT to miss Debbie's Special Tip in Conclusion!


Web Sites:

StillaBabe.com


FirstWivesWorld.com


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February 2, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

Social Media Affecting the Way We Date

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Maria Avgitidis, whis a matchmaker and dating coach in New York City joins the show. She discusses the dating scene in New York and its culture, dating ideas and how social media is affecting how we date today.


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Maria Avgitidis, or "The Date Coach", provides solutions in dating and relationships. As a fourth generation matchmaker, and founder of Agape Match, a full scale matchmaking firm based in NYC, Maria is an astute observer of how various personality types interact with each other. Together these skills allow her to find and nurture romantic relationships for her clients, and often help improve their platonic relationships as well. More information can be found out about Maria at MariaTheDateCoach.com and Agapematch.com.


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Maria Avgitidis discusses the following on this eHealth Radio Episode

  • How did you become a matchmaker?
  • What does Agape mean in Agape Match? [your matchmaking firm]
  • What is the hardest part about dating in NYC?
  • How has social media affected the way we date?
  • Valentine's Day is coming up... Do you celebrate even if you've only gone on 1 or 2 dates?
  • Favorite Date Ideas in NYC
  • Don't Miss Special Conclusion Tip...


Web Sites:
MariaTheDateCoach.com
AgapeMatch.com


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February 1, 2011 @ 2:14 pm

Is It Any Different Dating When You are Older?

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Author, writer and relationship expert, Jackie Pilossoph joined the show. She discusses with host Eric Michaels about living happily ever after for THE SECOND TIME, and about the keys to a successful relationship when there are kids involved.


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Jackie Pilossoph is the author of "HOOK, LINE AND SINK HIM", a romantic comedy published last spring.  She writes for magazines on the subjects of love and romance and is currently getting her next novel ready for release.  Pilossoph has a Masters degree in Journalism.  She spent many years working in television news, and also taught communications courses at Roosevelt University.  Additionally, she’s held positions in advertising and pharmaceutical sales.


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Abbreviated Transcript of Interview with Jackie Pilossoph


Eric Michaels: Is dating different as an older person than it was when we were in our 20’s and 30’s?  Why?
Jackie Pilossoph: Dating as an older person and dating in our 20’s and 30’s is like night and day.  When we’re in our 20’s and 30’s, there’s no one to worry about but ourselves. We have all the time in the world to get to know each other, do things together. Typically, the only obligation we have our job.  Now, fast forward to dating after divorce. Now, we have kids and ex’s to think about.  In addition, people are very guarded. They’ve been hurt. They’re emotional messes. So, one of two things happens. Either they’re smart and they take things slowly, or they jump into the relationship very quickly and are engaged again in a matter of a few months.


Eric Michaels: What are the advantages of taking things slow?
Jackie Pilossoph: What people have to keep in mind is that there are children involved. These kids are still hurting from the divorce. And forcing them to quickly enter into a new family with a new mom or dad and stepbrothers and stepsisters is in my opinion selfish.Taking it slow allows everyone to really get to know each other and to gain trust in those people. Another really nice thing about taking things slow is that the couple gets to know each other and there’s so much less of a chance for unseen disappointment. I have so many divorced friends who move full speed ahead in a new relationship, only to find out six months later, that the genuine feelings really aren’t there. And that’s a recipe for true heartbreak.  What’s the rush? You just got out of a marriage. Focus on your kids and healing yourself first.  Don’t jump into anything.


Eric Michaels: What is the key to a successful relationship and staying happy?
Jackie Pilossoph: In my opinion, the biggest and best thing two people in a relationship can do is to give each other space. Give each other the opportunity to really miss the other person. Lots of times, couples get frustrated because with their kids’ schedules, days go by (sometimes weeks) where they haven’t seen each other. I say, that can really be a good thing! You appreciate each other more and you value the time you have with each other. Let it work to your advantage!


Eric Michaels: What do you say when your boyfriend/girlfriend tells you he or she wants to go out with friends on Saturday night instead of you?
Jackie Pilossoph: The biggest mistake people make when this happens is admitting their gut reaction, which is usually a gasp, followed by, “I can’t believe you don’t want to see me!  We’re both free and without our kids!”  Instead, my advice would be to support the person.  “I think that’s great.  Have a wonderful time.”  But, they key is, you genuinely have to mean it.  Think about it.  The person has kids and no time for him or herself. Let the one you love enjoy themselves without you. Be confident and assured that your relationship is strong and that he or she can go do something without you! I guarantee if you have this attitude, he or she will miss you so much, they’ll be dialing you Sunday morning first thing!


Eric Mcihaels: Is there anything better about dating after divorce than dating in your 20’s and 30’s?
Jackie Pilossoph: Yes! Lots of things! First, I think we appreciate everything in life more as we get older. So, that goes for people as well. When we meet someone we really like, we treasure them more and we are treasured more as well. I think love is stronger and more meaningful. We don’t focus so much on the superficial as what’s in the heart and the core of the person. And, communication is better. We’ve made mistakes, so we know how to talk to the person.


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Web Sites:
JackiePilossoph.net
Facebook: Facebook.com/jackiesbooks
Twitter: @PilossophsBooks


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January 31, 2011 @ 10:06 am

Dont’ Stay Stuck on Stupid!

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Tiffani Murray, the creator of the Stuck on Stupid Book Series and a freelance writer joins the show. She talks about what brought on the inspiration to write her popular book series and to point at, at worse case scenario - dont' stay stuck on stupid!


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T. Murray is a seasoned writer contributing content on a multitude of topics, including love and relationships, for over 10 years. A single woman just entering her thirties, T. Murray has been through just about everything and can relate to women who have been careless in love, confused or left to cry alone in the dark.

As the author of Stuck on Stupid: A Guide for Today’s Single Woman Stuck in Yesterday’s Stupid Relationships  (www.StuckonStupidBooks.com) T. Murray has appeared on radio and television, hosting book signings on both the east and west coasts. She's been featured in Money, Redbook and Black Enterprise Magazines and quoted on CNNMoney, ABCNews.com and Reuters. She's been heard on Atlanta stations V-103, STAR 94 and WAOK.  T. Murray also wrote the feature article "Bringing Sexy Back to the Bedroom" for Black Health Magazine. She was the Dating Connection columnist for the Atlanta based PeachConnection.com. & has launched her relationship writing with Match.com.

In 2010 Murray was featured in both Money and Black Enterprise magazines which covered her ability to use writing as a source of income.  In the fall of 2010, Glamour.com called her relationship book “hilarious” pointing out the use of humor to help women with dating issues.  Ms Murray also appeared in the January 2009 issue of Upscale Magazine and the March 2009 issue of Redbook Magazine regarding her book Stuck on Stupid in the article “Thrive Outside Your Comfort Zone.” She also participated in the fall 2008 Your Way Singles TeleSymposium with her presentation “Stuck in a Bad Relationship? Symptoms, Signs & Getting Unstuck.” She was a showcased author in the May 2008 Atlanta Press Club event, From Journalist to Author: Stories from the Trenches. She is also the Content Manager for the newly launched love and relationship site FlaglerHill.com, writing and managing 8 bloggers.

With the release of the second book, Stuck on Stupid: A Guide for Today’s Professional Stuck in a Rut, she is sharing practical advice for professionals.  From being laid off or downsized to making moves to get out of a profession that doesn’t appeal to your passions, this book will help professionals and business owners work on getting unstuck.  Featured in magazines and writing for some of the best sites on the web, Murray is recognized as a talent and her take on life leaves an imprint on others.


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T. Murray discusses the following on this eHealth Radio Episode:

  • Tell us about your book series - Stuck on Stupid Books
  • I see you have a book on relationships. What can you tell us about that book and why you wrote it?
  • What do you think are some of the common unhealthy relationship situations people stay stuck in? Why do people stay stuck in them?
  • What would you tell someone who is stuck to do to change their situation, especially with Valentine's Day coming up?
  • Where can listeners find out more about your book or contact you for relationship advice?
  • Do not miss this episodes "Tip in Conclusion"...


Web Sites:
StuckonStupidBooks.com
Twitter: @SOSBooks


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January 2, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

Meeting Mr. Right Online!

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Dr. Dale Koppel the author of "THE INTELLIGENT WOMAN'S GUIDE TO ONLINE DATING: And She Lived Happily Ever After." joined the show. Dr Dale teaches workshops on online dating as well as coaches women one-on-one. Her book is based on her own online dating experiences as well as her expertise in the field of psychology.


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Just three months shy of the big Six-O, Dale Koppel, PhD, found herself suddenly single. Her seemingly perfect marriage of 25 years was over. Her husband had left her, for a man. Twelve days later, ignoring her girlfriends who thought she was moving too fast, she joined an online dating service. As she made her way through thousands of profiles and met hundreds - yes, hundreds - of men, she learned how to make the most of online dating, achieve her goals, and come out on top. She developed skills and created strategies that really worked. And she had the best time. She met her Mr. Right, and this past June she married him. She decided to share her secrets of success with other women and wrote THE INTELLIGENT WOMAN'S GUIDE TO ONLINE DATING: And She Lived Happily Ever After, available on Amazon.com and at TheIntelligentWomansGuide.com.


Dr. Koppel holds degrees in education, psychology, and journalism. Her stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines throughout the country. She wrote Women Are The Superior Sex and Why Women Worry for Globe Communications. She teaches online dating workshops and is an online dating coach in Massachusetts and Florida.


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Eric Michaels: Why do women seem to have such a hard time meeting Mr. Right online?

Dr. Koppel: It mostly is because they wait for Mr. Right to come to them. They don't take the initiative, they don't do the searches themselves and they just sit there and wait. It's sort of the old fashioned - waiting for a knight in shining armour to knock on your door - it doesn't work that way. The women have to be in charge, take control and do what they need to do and meet the man they are looking for and not wait on random men to look at their profile and contact them. The women must do the contacting.


Eric Michaels: What's your best advice when it comes to writing profiles?

Dr. Koppel: Well, even though they say that men just look at the pictures, I sometimes joke about it and say a woman could say she is an ax murderer but if she is blond and beautiful she will get lots of dates but that's not exactly true. When I was online I really wanted to meet a man who cared about what I wrote in my profile so I think women have to pay close attention to writing their profile. The most important thing, even though these profiles says to tell us about yourself, men for whatever reason, you would know better than I, want to read more about themselves than about the women...I recommend to women not to write so much about who they are...


Eric Michaels: What kept you sane during the three years you were doing online dating?

Dr. Koppel: I think what kept me sane was my sense of humor, positive outlook which with my personality traits and I think they are very important. You can get really bogged down in it if you don't keep upbeat and optimistic. And I also think and keep repeating this, when you feel like you are in control, then you can hold onto your sanity. I had a mantra and my mantra was one word and that was - NEXT - and that kept me sane too...


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  • What's the biggest frustration about online dating?
  • Do you think there are viable alternatives to online dating?
  • Conclusion Tip...


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December 31, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

How to Date After 40

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Dating and Relationship Coach for Women Over 40 Bobbi Palmer joins the show. She defines dating like a grownup, specific things that women can do to attract good men who are good for them and more.


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Bobbi Palmer resides in Long Beach, California. Her company is Date Like a Grownup. If you're a single woman over 40, scared you'll be alone forever and losing hope of ever finding that special man, Bobbi will help you find hope and then teach you how to find him. Bobbi is not just a dating coach; she is a dating success story. She was married for the first time at age 47, and enjoys a loving and fun relationship with her spectacular husband, Larry.


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As a coach, Bobbi compassionately and expertly shares her successes – and mistakes – in her 6-step Find Hope and Find Him Program. (That's what worked for her.) As one of her clients said "talking to Bobbi is like talking to a girlfriend who has her act together when it comes to men….She has the insight and empathy that can only come from someone who has been there.”

Bobbi was selected as one of the 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2010 by WE Magazine for Women. She is the Official Love Guide for Selfgrowth.com, the #1 Self Improvement site on the Internet.

Bobbi is a speaker, author and blogger and event producer. She offers 1-1 private and group coaching, live workshops and singles' events. Her eBook The 7 Secrets to Finally Finding Love After 40: Confessions of the World's Worst Dater. You can email Bobbi at bobbip@datelikeagrownup.com or call 562.608.8685. She invites you to read her blog and pick up your complimentary gifts at 
DateLikeaGrownup.com/ehealth. In addtion participate in our community at DateLikeaGrownUp.com/blog.


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Abbreviated Transcript of Interview with Bobbi Palmer


Eric Michaels: Your company is called Date Like a Grownup. How would you define dating like a grownup?

Bobbi Palmer: Dating like a grown up has a few elements. It is having confidence and trust in yourself. Having awareness of what you bring to a relationship  and knowing that you are enough; also having an awareness of where you might be able to improve yourself to get what you're looking for -- in a mate and in a lifestyle with that mate. Trusting your judgment, making good choices, knowing what you want and focusing on finding a man who will add that to your life. Being realistic and not expecting or waiting for that perfect man. It's looking for a good man; a man who makes you happy and wants to share a great life with you. It is also a balance between your heart and head. Get past the emotions, manage the rejection…grab that grownup girl and make sure you include her in your decisions. Confidence, good choices, balance head and heart = dating like a grownup and with grace – make it look effortless and elegant…you're not trying so hard and you're being yourself.


Eric Michaels: What do you find to be the biggest obstacles for women when they’re dating?

Bobbi Palmer: From my experience it is self esteem. I work with women in their 40s all the way to 70s – it's surprising how many women still judge themselves based on their experiences from long ago. They don't know how fabulous they are! When I coach my 1st step is "Who Am I? Falling in Love With Myself." I help my clients take a fresh look at themselves and begin to see the truth about who they are. It's often eye-opening and life-changing. They think they know what men want …based on when they were 30, mature men – men of life experiences, aren't those guys anymore. Beliefs based on decisions and experiences when they were 18 or 25.  This creates obstacles and patterns they don’t even see that stand in the way. Beliefs: All men are jerks, liars, superficial – they aren't. I have to have a man who is at least 3 inches taller. I refuse to date a man who doesn’t get along with his Mother..ect.


Eric Michaels: Is there something you recommend women do to prepare for dating?

Bobbi Palmer: My First commandment: Know and love thyself - self esteem and awareness. Know what you want in a man and a relationship. Be sure to get past your laundry list of adjectives and dig deep. Know your audience. Understand and appreciate men. Know how to communicate based on our differences...


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  • How can women learn to enjoy dating rather than dreading it?
  • What are specific things that women can do to attract good men who are good for them?
  • Conclusion Tip...


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December 29, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

How do you know if you are in an unhealthy relationship?

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Dr. Joyce, the “Love Doctor” joined the show. Dr. Joyce has extensive experience in helping couples to gain and maintain healthy relationships. On this episode of eHealth Radio she defines what is a healthy relationship and a WHOLE lot more.


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Dr. Joyce Morley-Ball was born the youngest of fourteen children and is the mother of three daughters. She is the owner and CEO of Morley-Ball & Associates, Inc. and is affectionately known as “Dr. Joyce, the Luv Doctor”. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Elementary Education/Psychology from SUNY Geneseo; a Master of Science degree (MS) in Counseling from SUNY Brockport, Specialist degrees (Ed.S.) in Counseling and Education Administration from SUNY Brockport, and a Doctorate degree (Ed.D.) in Counseling, Family and Worklife (CFW) from the University of Rochester. She is recognized as a National Certified Counselor and National Certified School Counselor by the American Counseling Association (ACA), a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist by the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC). Dr. Joyce has served as an educator in the public school system and as a professor at the post secondary level for many years. She engages in motivational/keynote speaking, training, executive, relationship, life coaching, and mediation at the national, state and local levels, and she serves as a licensed psychotherapist in private practice.

Dr. Joyce does consulting for businesses, organizations, and educational institutions, including The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Core Consultant for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), the U. S. Dept. of Education, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Project GRAD Atlanta, and other organizations. She served as president of the Atlanta Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Jeannette Rankin Foundation in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Joyce has served on several Boards of Directors, including Kate's Club and the Porsche Foxx Community Fund (PFCF). She has been recognized by Who’s Who In Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals, and The World’s Who’s Who Among Women, and she is featured in the 2008 edition of the African-American National Biography. She was selected to serve as an International Delegate for the World Mental Health Organization, and led a mental health team to assist in the mental health needs of hurricane Katrina survivors, especially first responders and their families. For more on Dr. Joyce click here.


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Abbreviated Transcript of Interview with Dr. Joyce


Eric Michaels: How would you define a healthy relationship?


Dr. Joyce: Well Eric, one of the first things that people have to decide is if they are in a relationship or a situation. A relationship is for the long haul, and a situation is for the short haul. So it makes it real difficult to be able to have people to decide am I in a relationship or in a situation. Once they decide whether or not they are in a relationship or a situation or whether there is going to be relating - you know the root of the relationship is relate - relate is to communicate. If there is no communication then there is probably not a relationship.


Eric Michaels: There seems to be an increased number of couples whose relationships are ending and the divorce rate is up.  Is there anything that individuals can do to ensure that they are entering into a healthy relationship in an effort to keep it from dwindling?


Dr. Joyce: I think one of the first things that they have to do is to begin to look at - who am I getting into this relationship with? And we talk about people making sure that they have green cards to make sure that people are citizens, I say with a relationship they have to have a color coded card - they need a red card, a blue card, green, orange, any kind of card, what is the credit like, what is this persons history, who is this person, let me find some things about this person that I might have not known before...


Eric Michaels: How does one know when he/she is involved in an unhealthy relationship?


Dr. Joyce: The minute that they see communication has stopped - and often times Eric people realize that you can have a conversation but it doesn't mean you are communicating. Is there respect going on, lack of respect - when there is a lack of communication, when there is lack of acknowledgement, when people are not willing to compromise, when people are not willing to take care with you, and I call them all the C's, are they willing to actually - we are going to look at how are we going to communicate, how are we going to compromise, how can I care about you, what am I doing to make sure you are OK! When a person is emotionally, psychologically, physically abuses any of the abuses this will get in the way...


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Dr. Joyce discusses & answers:

  • Are there certain steps that persons can take to maintain or regain health in a relationship that has begun to sour?
  • Does sex play a major role in helping couples to have healthy relationships?
  • What, if any relationship deal breakers should people consider in maintaining healthy relationships?
  • How does this apply to one's past history as a deal breaker?
  • Conclusion Tip...


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December 6, 2010 @ 11:07 pm

Pick Up Lines Are BOGUS! Just Be GENUINE!

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Brian Freedman joins the show to talk about being single and how to capitalize. If there is one that is wise in his younger years it's Brian. Brian Freedman is 23. He has spent over two and a half years answering men and womens relationship related questions through various sites.  
Personally, I think pick up lines are bogus. Pretty much any girl I go up to whom I've never met and say, "I wish I was a mirror, so you could see how beautiful you are" would either get me a chuckle and then have her turn away or just stand there having her awkwardly stare at me with a "That's it, really?" look.  
Pick up lines are merely ways that break the tension, and show how intelligent and funny you are to a stranger you hope to bang later on.  I go with Olivia Munn when she says the best pick up line is, "Hey, my name is Jeff."  Simple. Sweet. To the point. No attempt to be anything but genuine. And to keep the conversation going, notice what the other person is doing and wearing. If a girls at a club, ask her what's her favorite song to dance to. If she looks well put together, then she probably spent 2+ hours in front of a mirror before going out so say something to valid that effort.  A simple, "I like your dress" or a bit funnier, "Does your hair always look this sexy?" 
At the end of the day, there's no magical formula or one line that will make the other person want to have you right there just be yourself and if they're not feeling you after a minute, don't try harder.  Just cut your losses and move on.


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Transcript of Interview with Brian Freedman


Eric Michaels: What is your approach when seeing a gal you want to meet or get them to notice you?

Brian Freedman: Well, that would be an easy question to answer if I actually cared meeting anyone.  I'm 23, been single my whole life and I love being single.  I guess I have a case of Stockholm syndrome towards my singledom.  Now, am I against getting into a relationship if a pretty young thang comes my way?  Of course not.  But I don't actively seek the opposite sex. But, something two years ago I went to the mall with a idea.  I've heard women hate pick ups lines, so I decided to keep it simple.  My objective was to ask out three girls using a simple formula: "Hi my name is Brian.  I think you're really pretty.  Would you like to go out this weekend."  Your name.  A Compliment.  And then ask them out.  That's it.  I just wanted to see what would happen, would it work or was is it too simple, too straightforward?  Only one way to find out.  The first girl I asked turned me down.  Okay, didn't work on her.  The second girl I had to wait in line 15 minutes holding nothing in my hands to purchase so when I got to the cash register and asked her out, she just looked at me, and in a kind weirded/creeped out voice said, "Nooo, I have a boyfriend."  Wow, that was awkward.  Mind you, I figured I would get turned down by all three women from the beginning, but I had nothing to lose because I didn't care if they said yes or not, I was just curious to see if my simple 3 sentence approach would work or not.  So the last girl I asked out, she was not nonchalant like the first one, or disturbed like the 2nd one, she was very appreciative and was flattered that I asked her out.  Unlike the others, she thought it was sweet.  She genuinely said no because she had a boyfriend, but before I left she told me to feel free to stop whenever I was at the mall and say hi.  Now that's a sweet girl. So saying your name, then a compliment, and asking out kind-"worked" 1 out 3 times.

Eric Michaels: Why do you think some singles struggle in finding the love of their life?

Brian Freedman: People's standards are off.  And by off, I mean waaaayyy under what they should be.  An okay guy asks you out and you figure, "Meh, not like I have any other offers."  Then you're in a passionless relationship for 6 months until you break up realizing what you knew from the start.  It's so easy to settle because there's no other offers.  I mean, it's better to have something than nothing, right?  Aside from standards, there's just no real place to go to find an amazing person.  Most people only go to clubs or bars but women run into drunk guys or jerks and men run into not necessarily the classiest of women.  Typically, you won't find and be able to flourish a quality relationship in that type on environment.  So what is the right place to meet Mr. Right?  Hell if I know.  I'm in the same boat as everyone else.  For me, I choose just to sit back and enjoy the ride and not worry when the love of my life will come into my life because in reality, I am the love of my life before anyone else is.

Eric Michaels: What is a total turn off for you in relation to a woman?

Brian Freedman: I could say butt ugly, but that would make me seem shallow.  (But it's still true)  Also just as important, is that if she doesn't have her life together.  If a woman is frantic, stressed, doesn't communicate well, refuses to respect anyone else other than herself, has no ambition or direction in life.  A lot of people want the same thing so it's nothing original.  I would be appalled if she owned any credit cards and/or had debt.  That's a big no-no.  I've been following Dave Ramsey, financial guru on the east coast, and to me, if a girl uses credit cards and is in debt it just means she's stupid, lazy, and immature.  Overall, it shows me she doesn't respect her finances and since that's the number one cause of divorce, the woman I'm with definitely has to have her financial life together.

Eric Michaels: Would you admit that LOOKS aren't the most important thing to a guy who is attracted to a particular woman?

Brian Freedman: That's hard to admit Eric.  Now, you're right, looks are not the most important thing to a man, but it's definitely top 5.  Are you hot?  Are you smart?  Are you funny?  Are you successful?  Are you interested in me?  The same thing goes for women as it does to men.  Being attractive isn't #1, but when you meet a person for the first time all you really have to go on is looks.  Looks tell a lot about a person.  Are the groomed?  That means they care about their appearance.  Do they shave?  They're not lazy.  Are they fat?  They must not work out.  Are they fit?  They care about their body.  Is there hair shiny?  They take showers.  And it goes on.  It's not so primitive to say, "You hot lady.  I want you now."  There's a lot more too it.  Your looks reveal a Facebook glimpse of your personality.

Eric Michaels: Why do you feel some singles are in a hurry to get married? Why the rush?

Brian Freedman: They're probably Christian or Catholic and can't wait to have sex.  Or they're in a rush to have kids because she's already pregnant and they want the child to be born into a family.  Depending on how old these single are their biological clock is ticking.  Honestly, I'm not exactly sure why some people are in such a rush to get married.  But from my experience, when you rush into marriage, not long before you rush into divorce.

Eric Michaels: Brian, how can our listeners be in contact with you online - is that an option?

Brian Freedman: I currently connect with people through my YouTube - youtube.com/BrianDFreedman.  Just my name. Did my best to make it simple.

Eric Michaels: In conclusion any advice or a tip you could lend our listeners...

Brian Freedman: It's best not to get into a real relationship unless you love and are happy with yourself.  So many arguments and frustration in a relationship are due to miscommunication and immaturity from one or both parties.  Okay, I know it's a tall order, but I'm not asking you to be Ghandi and at complete peace with yourself.  It would simply be better for you and your partner if you both come into the relationship with a perspective where you have a healthy level of understanding, compassion, and independence.  That's not too much to ask.


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December 5, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

Relax and Be Confident!

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The CEO of Maayan LLC & owner of the brand MindEssential Orly Glick joined eHealth Radio. She discusses how MindEssential's products can aid with your mindset and confidence - naturally!


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About MindEssential

MindEssential™ waters are functional beverages that evoke the natural healing power of flower essences to flood out your negative thoughts and emotions and help you relax.  Our patented formulas are enhanced only with pure water, natural flavors and the plant-based sweeteners Stevia and Erythritol.  They contain no drugs, hormones, chemicals or other synthetic substances, making them a natural, holistic therapeutic approach to sound mental wellbeing.


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Complete Transcript of Interview with The CEO of Maayan LLC & owner of the brand MindEssential Orly Glick


Eric Michaels: As you know, it's difficult to have good healthy relationships when we have a negative or polluted mindset...how does MindEssential help change the direction on an individuals mindset?

Orly Glick: It is interesting as MindEssential™ is bringing a new concept to consumers. Let me give you a quick background: 150 years ago, Dr. Bach who lived in the UK and was an MD, a microbiologist, a scientist and a homeopath found 38 flowers that with certain processing – can have a good effect on specific moods. So, imagine you take the chamomile flower, it is going through some process and its dried out and pouring hot water over it, the extract, or sipping chamomile tea, can help with sleeplessness, stomach unease or headaches. And for most people this is common knowledge today. Similar to that, those 38 flowers discovered by Dr. Bach in the UK can help with different moods. For example, there is a flower that helps with fear, with mood swings there is one for separation anxiety and others. Our confidence shot contains 5 of those flower essences that together boost the drinker’s confidence.

Eric Michaels:  Hypothetically, I have a problem with my self-esteem - lacjing the confidence I need to deal with every day life -  how does MindEssentials beverage change  that to give me a boost of confidence naturally?

Orly Glick: The confidence shot contain 5 flowers give different boosts of confidence. For example, Centaury is amazing – you know how many of us find it hard to say no or to dare to contradict someone when they are imposing upon our good nature and you can’t find the confidence to raise an objection. Centaury is exactly working on this aspect: it for people of moments when you find it hard to say no or when we are easily influenced by those stronger than us. Larch – is for feeling inferior or when you are sure you are about to fail. Cerato is for second guessing our own decisions or when we often change direction when we are unsure of our own decisions. Confidence has many aspects to it and each flower will boost the confidence from a different angle.

Eric Michaels:  What makes MindEssential unique or different than other health companies?

Orly Glick: MindEssential™ is a supplement as opposed to a drug. It is all natural, and the beverage itself is all natural. No drugs, chemicals, hormones or any preservatives. We simply took the flower combination, added to water, added agave and natural flavor. You don’t need any prescription for buying supplements and people all over Europe have been using flower essences for years.

Eric Michaels: Who is the perfect consumer of MindEssential?

Orly Glick: MindEssential™ Confidence shot is basically for anyone that needs a confidence boost. For example, if you have a presentation to do and you are a little anxious, if you are meeting new clients, if you have a very important meeting with your managers, clients, partners, if you have a first date, if you have an important exam or test if you are afraid of flights. In general anyone that feels they need a boost of confidence.

Eric Michaels: Relieving stress is a part of us being productive in all part of our lives, do you have a product that would naturally aid in this respect.

Orly Glick: Yes, we have the RELAX water, that similar to the confidence shot, we took a combination of other flowers that can help an individual relax. For example, one flower in the RELAX water is impatiens – which amazingly enough boosts your patience. Another flower is White Chestnut, also very interesting, it helps calm down the running thoughts in your head. You know how many people can’t fall asleep at night because of all the running thoughts – what happened today, what do I need to prepare tomorrow, all the tasks and the events that are running in our heads and keep us awake – those are calmed by white chestnut essence. So the combination of flowers in the RELAX water is making you relaxed and it is also all natural with no preservatives nor drugs or hormones, and this beverage is 0 sugar or calories.

Eric Michaels: Orly, where can our listeners connect with you online and know more about MindEssentials?

Orly Glick: www.mindessential.com

Eric Michaels: In conclusion any advice or a tip you could lend our listeners in regards to better mental health that would only help our every day relationships?

Orly Glick: CONFIDENCE TIP - I taught public speaking for many years and it is known that the fear number 2 of people after dead is fear of public speaking. To become a confidence speaker is a 2 day seminar but if I had to choose 1 tip, I would say the following: communication is a matter of perception. The way you come across is combined of what you feel and what the audience perceives you or THINKS that you feel. If you take 3 days prior to the presentation or, for that matter, this could also help with important meetings, a date etc. so you take 3 days, and every day, 3 times a day, you imagine the situation, how you are presenting, or speaking, and people listen to you. Imagine them asking you questions, imagine their expressions, imagine you answering them. this is not only practicing but preparing you and building your confidence in your ability to succeed, while it is not threatening at the same time.


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