Elizabeth Barrett

Host of The Reluctant Therapist

Elizabeth Barrett is a wife, mother, licensed marriage-family therapist, educator, eaves dropper, emotion worker, and mental health consultant. She uses all of these skills to address the subjects that we all struggle with in this conversation with the Reluctant Therapist.

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Community
4:24 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

A year of service

The Aspen Institute's Franklin Project believes that every young person should be expected to perform one year of full-time service as a civic rite of passage. This Year of Service would connect them to something larger than themselves and raise the bar on what it means to be a citizen. Tune in at 2 for a discussion on launching the millennial generation and how the elders of our communities can help make it happen. Join the conversation with your call.

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Health
10:12 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Growing old isn't for sissies

Tune in for a  conversation about the challenges of aging and maintaining the highest quality of life for as long as possible.

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Health
11:24 am
Wed March 11, 2015

Communication today

Communication is fundamental to the quality of our lives. How are your communication skills aiding or getting in the way of your mental health and well-being? Tune in at 2 for a conversation about differences in communication styles and tips for getting more from your interactions

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Health
10:57 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Exploring the other side of cannabis

The documentary, The Other Side of Cannabis, explores the dangers of cannabis use on the developing mind and body.

A conversation with local artist, activist, and filmmaker Jody Belsher about her film, her research, and her efforts to bring this issue to a larger audience. Join the conversation with your call.

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Lifestyle
1:09 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

The key to survival

Broadcast date: 2/24/2015

How is the quality of life for women key to the survival of the planet and its inhabitants? 

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Health
11:48 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Nurturing the wonders of nature for our children

How do we best nurture the wonders of nature, life, adventure, service and learning in our children when our lives are already so full?

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Mental Health
1:25 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

The meaning behind your Valentine's Day

St. Valentine's Day is often dismissed as merely a commercial holiday - but when it comes to maintaining our mental health and well-being, deep satisfying relationships are a key component. So maybe it's time to rethink the importance of celebrating and honoring the loves in our lives. Tune in Tuesday at 2 for a conversation about how to best nurture love and connection in our most cherished relationships.

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Health
4:31 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

A 'good divorce': Is there such a thing?

Maybe marriage is an obsolete institution or not meant to last a lifetime-- a conversation about navigating the painful world of marriage dissolution. What do you think about this? 

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Health
5:37 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The Reluctant Therapist Mental Health Manifesto

Broadcast date: 1/27/2015

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Health
12:36 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

What is 'normal' development for adolescents?

Broadcast date: 1/20/2015

Adolescence is a confusing time emotionally, physically and mentally for teenagers, and their parents. How do we determine whether certain behaviors are part of normal development or 

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Health
11:14 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Power of the tribe

Broadcast date: 1/13/2015  

To change the world we need to start changing the conversations. The Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, discusses the inspiration, support and power we can find in gathering with groups.

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Health
11:38 am
Tue January 13, 2015

The Power of Awe

Broadcast date: 01/06/2014

Maybe our overuse of the word has diminished the potential of truly experiencing the awesome to change our lives.

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Mental Health
3:11 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

Collective Mental Health

Broadcast date: 01/06/2015

Elizabeth Barrett leads a conversation about the state of our collective mental health and the ways in which our helping professions are either aiding or getting in the way of our cultural well-being.  With so many social services, treatments, and programs available, why are we all still struggling in so many ways?  

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Mental Health
3:08 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

New Passions in Midlife

Broadcast date: 12/30/2014

When our current life no longer supports our mental health and well-being, how do we find the courage and energy to make a change?  Tune in for a discussion with the Reluctant Therapist, Elizabeth Barrett, and her guests about finding new passions in midlife and enhancing your life by taking a chance.

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Health
3:19 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

When the holidays aren't happy

Broadcast date: 12/16/2014  

For many, the holiday season brings little to be happy about, especially for those struggling with depressive moods or current chronic depression.

Along with anxiety, depression is the most common concern that brings people into therapy. So how are we doing as a community and a profession in helping ourselves, and others, to cope with this often debilitating condition?

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