May 26, 2020
Better Communication: How to have the right spirit for crucial conversations…

Communication with our partner can be incredibly difficult, but also incredibly rewarding. Dr. Matt Townsend says that when we focus first on finding the right spirit in the conversation, we will be able to find the right words. Examples of finding the right spirit can be outlined through these 4 comparisons: Inviting vs. Interrogating Understanding […]

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May 18, 2020
Here's Why Those Marriage Fights Really Hurt

Recognizing the Raw Spots That Drive Your Reactivity Think of a time you have been in a conversation with someone where they say something that makes you feel angry or insecure . . . so much so that you can’t continue the conversation normally.  You are probably experiencing what Dr. Sue Johnson, the creator of […]

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May 6, 2020
3 Conversations for More Resilient Families

Resilient is a word we’re hearing a lot these days and one that we all want to be able to use to describe our families, especially with everything going on in the world now. Dr. Matt Townsend shares three conversations that families can have that will build resilience as we deal with life’s ups and […]

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April 28, 2020
5 Pandemic Proof Practices for Peace of Mind

Being in the middle of a pandemic can take a toll on our mental state and can leave us all feeling a little or even a lot unsettled. In hard times, there are some strategies that can help ease the strain on our minds and bring us more peace. Dr. Matt Townsend shares four things […]

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November 14, 2016
Spiritual Beings and the Human Experience

Have you had a chance to watch the presentation I did for Hope Works a couple of months ago? Take a look!

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November 10, 2016
Skipping Grades for Gifted Children

The American school system puts students in grades based on age. However, for a some students, being with same-age peers in the classroom might not be the best option. Dr. Susan Assouline discusses her work as an expert in ‘academic acceleration’: "One effective way to help talented students remain intellectually challenged and engaged in school […]

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November 7, 2016
The Benefits of Not Forgiving and the True Path to Freedom

Sometimes it's really hard to have the courage and strength to forgive someone who has really hurt you, or done wrong to you. According to Kim Giles, there are actually some benefits to not forgiving, along with some setbacks: "Holding onto anger and judgment is like reaching into a fire to grab a hot coal […]

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November 3, 2016
Working Out Together vs. Couples Therapy

Many couples today enlist to start couples therapy, to strengthen their relationship and to fix premature or potential problems. But is there another - and cheaper - way to repair emotional damage and to develop stronger feelings for one another? According to Kelley Kitley, "While it doesn’t necessarily replace couples therapy, psychologists agree that working […]

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November 1, 2016
The 5-Hour Rule

We have been told for years and year that “practice will make perfect” but does having a successful business require more than just practice from employees? Is there something more we can do? Michael Simmons explains what he calls the “5-hour rule.": "Over the past year,  I've explored the personal histories of many widely admired […]

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October 25, 2016
The Psychology of Comedy with Matt Meese

Matthew Meese is a sketch comedian and actor who is best known for his role as actor, head writer, and co-creator of Studio C, a popular comedy show on both BYUtv and YouTube. Matt Meese joins the Matt Townsend Show to talk about the Psychology of Comedy. Matt and Jeff Simpson perform a radio play at […]

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