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Formula For a Better- and Longer- Life

So many daily events in our lives make us feel exhausted. Picking up after kids, going to and from work in the never-ending commute, and trying to balance everything else can wear you out. Dr. John Day, MD, tells us how we can get out of the day-to-day rut, and appreciate our lives a little [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on Formula For a Better- and Longer- Life

The Swining 

If you think clowns popping up are creepy, then you'll definitely need to listen to the "Swining": Wild pigs are eating their way through front yards in a San Jose neighborhood. Front yards are being ripped up in a San Jose, California neighborhood, and while residents are well aware of who the culprits are, there's [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on The Swining 

The One Thing That Makes You One

Research shows that human beings really can only meaningfully focus on one thing at time. But instead we tend to get lost focusing on two or three things in our marriages and about 15 things in our lives. So many times my clients feel so alone in their marriages and so deeply want to feel [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|Love|Comments Off on The One Thing That Makes You One

How to Talk to Your Kids About Money- When You Have a Lot of It

Some topics are really difficult to bring up when you talk to your kids- one of those is money. "Dad, what do you do for a living?" "Mom, are we rich?" These questions can leave us stumbling over our words when we try to give correct answers. John Christianson gives us tips on how to [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on How to Talk to Your Kids About Money- When You Have a Lot of It

Vice Presidential Debate Recap

When you watched the Vice Presidential Debates, what were your thoughts? Hunter Schwarz, a national political reporter, tuned in to tell us about what he thought about the VP nominees going head to head: "I really like the vice presidential debates because there's only one, and it really gives viewers a glimpse into what's going [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on Vice Presidential Debate Recap

Lifting One Another – Go Gossip Free

In an address at the Vatican recently, Pope Francis spoke out strongly against what he called the “terrorism of gossip”. The Pope compared talking negatively about others to “tossing a gossip bomb and walking away.” He stated that gossiping distances communities and does not bring us together. So despite the latest research that shows that [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Lead, Love|Comments Off on Lifting One Another – Go Gossip Free

Why Some Arguments Are “Normal” In Marriage

Disagreements in our relationships are very common, and yet there are some arguments it seems like almost all couples are having. Here are 4 fights that you and your spouse may have and some of the research behind why we might be so offended when they happen. “I Just Want It All To be “Fair” [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|Live, Love|Comments Off on Why Some Arguments Are “Normal” In Marriage

Ways We Sabotage our Children’s Success in School

It's so easy to want to do everything for our kids sometimes. We just want what's best for them, right? According to Heather Johnson, constantly vouching for our kids can sabotage their success in school: "Sometimes we are so worried about what other people are going to think, that we don't let kids make their [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on Ways We Sabotage our Children’s Success in School

Forgiving Others: Good for Your Health

Do you tend to hold grudges? Can't seem to let go of below-the-belt comments people make to you? Well according to Dr. Loren Toussaint, that might not only be bad for your mental health, but your physical health as well: "If forgiveness is about managing internal thoughts and emotions, then "just letting it go" really [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on Forgiving Others: Good for Your Health

How to Have Better Relationships with Your Teens

Struggling to keep up with your teenagers and all the crazy stuff they do or go through? You're not alone. Raising a teenager can be difficult. Listen to some advice from Heather Johnson about how to better connect with your teen: "Teenage life can be a lot of fun. We think of it as terrible [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|The MT Show|Comments Off on How to Have Better Relationships with Your Teens