Voices in the Family
When did we get so old?09/15/14
Inspired by a New York Times article of the same name, written by Michele Willens, the conversation in Voices in the Family focuses on th mental preparedness (or lack thereof) for aging. For boomers, the "what, me, get old?" generation, denial of...
Real family solutions with Dr. Stephen Treat
Fewer people are getting married, the divorce rate remains just below 50% which means there are more stepfamilies, sometimes 3 stepfamilies in one marriage! Gay marriage will soon become commonplace, baby boomers are living longer and adult children...
Peace psychology: Conversations
The journal American Psychologist has published a special issue on peace psychology. A broad range of articles point out how the science of psychology plays a vital role in the promotion of peace. Dan Gottlieb hears from three authors who contributed...
Mindfulness at work: How do you come across?
Dr. Daniel Ames from Columbia Business School did a study recently that asserted that most people don’t know how they come across at work, whether its too pushy or too passive. Well what you come across as at work, [...]
When we hear the word wisdom, most of of think of the qualities of reflection, compassion, and cognition. We think of a type of knowledge that is gained through a lifetime of experience, but does everyone necessarily gain that knowledge? Dr. Dan...
Feedback for how we and what we are doing is everywhere. It can be direct, or indirect. It can be verbal, or non-verbal. It can come from not only the outside world, but also from inside ourselves. On this Voices in the Family, Dr. Dan Gottlieb speaks...
The inner critic
Each of us knows that negative inner voice - the one that tells us we can't do something new, we can't get that promotion at work-that we're just not good enough. So who is this inner critic, how did it get there, and how do we confront it?
Teaching children empathy through the arts
Empathy is an essential skill to connect with the people and world around you. It is also so much more than even compassion- to be truly empathetic one has to feel how it might be to be in another's place. So how can we teach this skill, and how can...
Children of divorce
Divorce is not just between two parents, but the family's children as well. On this show, we'll speak with Roseanne Vanella, a trained mediator and manages the website familyaffaires.com. We'll also speak with Tara Eisenhard is the author of "The D...
A new look a grief
Grief. It’s what happens to us after we experience the death of someone or something we love. Traditional thinking, started with Freud who said we had to examine each painful emotion around grief.
Creativity is a serious asset for businesses as well. Previously assumed whimsical and out of reaches of those not born with it, researchers are finding evidence that suggests that it can be developed- throu practice and expertise. Our guests are two...
Can we predict or prevent mass shootings?
Too many times in the last few years we’ve heard the similar story of tragic, unnecessary violence: Someone who has been identified as mentally ill goes either without help or without sufficient help, gets a gun and shoots many innocent people.
Daring to be vulnerable with Brené Brown
Vulnerability is not a weakness, according to Brené Brown, author of “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.” Taken a step further, Brown says vulnerability is the only way we can have...
Supernanny Jo Frost
British-born Jo Frost has been a nanny since she was 18 years old. But for the last 10 years, she has been a super Nanny, starring in her own reality TV series by the same name. It’s been highly successful and seen in over 49 countries on both sides...
What are teens learning about Civil Rights in school?
According to a new study from the Southern Poverty Law Center, more than half of the states are doing a sub-par job of teaching about the civil rights history of America in public schools. Some states are teaching nothing at all, while Pennsylvania...
How and why we laugh
Humor unites us - we connect with other people through laughter, and share collective struggles and confusions. It offers uncensored insights into our unconscious. Studies say that laughter can lengthen our lives and sharpen our cognition, but why do...
Contagious stress: How to keep from taking it in and passing it on
We all find ourselves yawning, laughing, or stressed when those around us do.That's because we are all affected by the emotions that others share with us. Those who are the most susceptible are children. And the spread doesn't have to be through...
Night Eating Syndrome & obesity and depression
We hear so much about what we should eat and how it will make us feel better. But what if its actually the other way around- that when we are anxious or depressed, our food eating patterns get out of control. On this Voices in the Family, Dan Gottlieb...
Life as a university of adversity
In his new book "The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life’s Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections" Norman Rosenthal, M.D., shares his belief that adversity is by far the best teacher most of us will ever encounter. To make his point,...
New research in chronic pain
According to a report from the Institute of Medicine, Nearly one third of Americans struggle with chronic pain. That's more than the number of patients with cancer, heart disease and diabetes combined. The effects of chronic pain are not only...
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