February 13, 2020
Couple Goals: Honored to be Highlighted on Studio 5

Studio 5 is starting a #CouplesGoals series where they are highlighting different couples.  We felt fortunate that they would ask us to be the first couple to kick things off.  Although I am usually giving relationship advice, today you will get a closer look at Mardi and my relationship . . . how we met, […]

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February 6, 2020
Four Thoughts That Create Relationship Roadblocks, and How to Fix Them

Do you believe that your thinking can influence your feelings?  And your thoughts directly or indirectly influence your actions?  It’s amazing that something as little as a thought can have a huge impact on our relationships. If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut with some of the people in your life, the fix […]

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January 27, 2020
Love at Home: Five Ways to Create A Feeling of Belonging at Home

Human beings are social creatures.  We are wired to connect to other human beings in order to stay alive and thrive in our lives.  This need to be accepted and loved is not just a feel good idea but is deeply woven into our physiological drives and fight or flight survival mechanisms.  Our families prepare […]

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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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October 20, 2016
Why Clowns Creep Us Out

From the observing the clown scaring epidemic to watching normal circus-loving clowns, it's probable that you're a little weary of these face-painted fools. Dr. Frank McAndrew confirms your fears may be very legitimate: "My research was the first empirical study of creepiness, and I had a hunch that feeling creeped out might have something to do […]

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