Resources for Creating a Safer, Saner, More Loving World

Month: February 2011

Becky Denslow

I Am ME: Rebecca Denslow, Charleston, SC

Rebecca “Becky” Denslow, LCSW, has been helping couples and families in her hometown of Charleston, South Carolina for 30 years. She began teaching relationship and marriage education after realizing that most couples in emotional pain lacked fundamental skills for making a relationship work.

libya protest

Curtain Closing on Threat and Reward Model

As the Middle East continues to erupt in protest, people are demanding “person equals person” as the foundation of their relationship with governments and each other.

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson Learns to Direct Her Own Cast

Janet Jackson learned to own and direct her own internal cast of characters on her way to overcoming depression and accepting that’s she’s lovable and good enough. The most ambitious tour of her career opens Friday in Houston.

First pictures from Kelsey Grammer Kayte Walsh wedding

Kelsey Grammer Says, “I’ve Never Been Happier”

Kelsey Grammer, 55, and Kayte Walsh, 29, are married and ready to begin their life together in a New York home overlooking the Hudson. “I’ve never been happier in my life,” the former Cheers and Frasier star said.

Sex Addiction - Disease or Excuse?

Sex Addiction Debate Heats Up Psych Community

Millions of Americans attend groups each year for help with sex addictions. The psychiatric community continues to debate whether the issue is one of morality or disease.

Charlie Sheen

Turns Out Charlie Sheen Isn’t Part of the Two

It turns out Charlie Sheen isn’t part of the two in the CBS hit sitcom, “Two and a Half Men.” Executives pulled the plug on the show after the 45-year-old actor attacked producer Chuck Lorre in an “incoherent, bizarre” tirade on the Alex Jones Show.

Jennifer Lopez cries on American Idol

Jennifer Lopez Melts Down Under Idol 24 Pressure

Jennifer Lopez’s public meltdown when she cried after telling aspiring American Idol Chris Medina he didn’t make American Idol’s Top 24 offers a good lesson about helping people we care about when they’re sad or in pain.

Alyssa Milano at the Dodgers NLCS game

Alyssa Milano, David Bulgiari Expecting Dodgers Fan

Alyssa Milano and David Bugliari haven’t said if they’re expecting a boy or girl. Either way, it’s a safe bet their baby will grow up cheering for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Shawntel Newton Family

Shawntel Newton Still Has Plenty of Roses Ahead

Season 15 Bachelor Brad Womack didn’t give Shawntel Newton a rose last night. While many are dying to spend time with the 24-year-old Chico, CA funeral director, Brad Womack decided love wasn’t enough to make Shawntel Newton his bride.

Queen Isabella Meets Christopher Columbus

Revolutions of a Lifetime at Home and Abroad

“If you want to make enemies, try to change something,” President Woodrow Wilson cautioned. Before Christopher Columbus sailed to America, people believed the world was flat. Virginia Satir talks about the burden of seeing new possibilities for our lives and the world and the courage to make dreams come true.

Giovanny and Valentina Castro

I Am ME: Giovanny Castro, Miami Marriage Maestro

Giovanny Castro is a marriage maestro for South Florida teens and adults eager to learn skills to create happy, lasting relationships. Regularly practicing the skills he teaches with his wife has made a tremendous difference to his own marriage and his quest to make the world a better place.

Formerly homeless veterans

New Approaches Help Veterans Maintain Housing

The Veterans Administration’s $50 million Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) grant aims at funding innovative approaches and replicable best practices to alleviate and prevent homelessness among very low-income veterans. While nearly 131,000 veterans are today homeless on any given night, new strategies offer hope for the future.

North Dakota Bill Calls for Divorce Impact Study

A North Dakota bill that sought to delay divorces and require marriage counseling or mediation now asks for an interim state study to examine the physical, emotional and financial impact of divorces involving dependent children.

Relationship Skills Helping Couples Work it Out

Relationship skills classes this weekend in South Florida offer singles and couples practical skills for improving communication, emotional understanding, and problem-solving. The classes in English and Spanish are grant-funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

The Five Freedoms by Virginia Satir

The Five Freedoms by Virginia Satir.

If You’re Rich and Famous, YouTube is Hiring

Will $100 million buy YouTube some advertising love? Six years after giving themselves a huge Valentine’s Day present, the Google subsidiary is betting multi-million dollar celebrity contracts will help.

Natalie Munroe

Online Posts Put PA Teacher’s Job On the Line

Natalie Munroe is fed up with some of her students at Central Bucks East High School. School officials say her online venting to friends and family has put her job on the line.

Frankie Muniz and Elycia Turnbow

Frankie Muniz Claim Typical of Domestic Abuse

Asked if he punched girlfriend Elycia Turnbow, Frankie Muniz said, “No. I love her too much.” According to the Nicole Brown Foundation, abusers often target people they say they love.

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love

The Science of Attachment and Bonding

“Attached” by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller explores the science of adult attachment and the healing power of the work couples do with each other.

Angie and Randy Mewhirter

I Am ME: Randy Mewhirter, Fresno California

Angie and Randy Mewhirter have been married for more than 35 years. Their shared passion for healthy relationships inspires their outreach and classes to young people, young adults, and parents through Relate for Life in Fresno, California.

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