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  • 00:11

    Couples therapy: becoming parents to the new baby

    in Education

    Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework and new fiscal concerns can lead to profound stress and a decline in marital satisfaction – all of which affect baby’s care. Not surprisingly, 69% of new parents experience conflict, disappointment and hurt feelings. Couples can learn how to prepare for life with their new baby and how to be the best parenting team possible by finding new ways to strengthen their relationship, and foster their baby’s development during this challenging time.


    In her English-speaking counseling practice in Milan, Italy, Karen Rigatti helps couples with relationship issues, parenting of a new baby and culture shock and other challenges faced by expats. As a certified professional counselor,she specializes in working with clients on stress management, anxiety, life transitions (marriage, divorce, new parenthood), work-related conflicts, couples therapy, and cross cultural issues. Her office is centrally located in the Bocconi University area, overlooking Parco Ravizza.


    Karen has made Milan her home since 2008. Originally from the US, she specializes in helping other English-speakers improve their quality of life through professional counseling.


    Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Karen graduated with a degree in Psychology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She transferred to San Francisco and then London, before moving to Milan where she lives with her two daughters who were born here.


    Karen is a member of both the American Counseling Association and AssoCounseling in Italy, holding a Master’s degree in Counseling from the Centro Berne in Milan.


    The best way to connect with Karen is through her website www.KarenRigatti.com or by telephone 349 130 5648

  • 00:57

    Christian Married Couples & BDSM

    in Religion

    BDSM is a variety of erotic practices or roleplaying involving bondage, dominance and submission, sadomasochism, and other interpersonal dynamics. Given the wide range of practices, some of which may be engaged in by people who do not consider themselves as practicing BDSM, inclusion in the BDSM community or subculture is usually dependent on self-identification and shared experience. Interest in BDSM can range from one-time experimentation to a lifestyle.                           


    Should Christian married couples experiment, should they be in the lifestyle... Is there a biblical bases to why Christian married couples should not be involved? Is there a social problem. Share this with your friends and join us this Thursday for just one hour... Call in and leave your two cents where it matters.

  • 01:00

    MyNDTLK - Buddism For Couples

    in Psychology

    Buddhism For Couples


     


    Want to change the way you relate to your partner?  Want to leave behind the stale, habitual ways of relating that don't work you - and transition to a perspective and an approach that could make the world of difference in how you see yourself and your partner?


     


    With an emphasis on self-compassion, Sarah Napthali explains how to apply Buddhist teachings to your relationships to patch things up, hold things together, and, even on good days, scale the heights of relationship happiness.  For both men and women, this conversation tackles the loaded subjects of housework, anger, sex, conflict, and infidelity, and introduces Buddhist strategies that can enrich a relationship.

  • 00:54

    Keeping The Passion Inside Your Marriage with Couples Academy

    in Radio

    On This Episode of The Beautiful Butterfly Show, Brought to you by Vibration NetworkWe Welcome Special Guest Hasani Pettiford & Danielle Pettiford Founders of Couples Academy! https://www.facebook.com/CouplesAcademy


    Living out the principles they teach within their own marriage, Hasani and Danielle created Couples Academy, a relationship-based learning institute committed to placing couples on the path of fulfillment. 


    Collectively, they have spoken for more than 1,000 audiences throughout the U.S., Latin America and Africa. They provide keynotes, seminars, marriage conferences, couples retreats, coaching programs, as well as indivual and couple's counseling sessions. 


    Hasani and Danielle's expert advice has been sought after by national print, radio, online and television networks including TLC, CW Network, BET, TV-ONE, TBN, CBN, The Wendy Williams Show, The Michael Baisden Show, The Russ Parr Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show and several other national programs. Hasani and Danielle Pettiford have been happily married for 12 years and have four beautiful girls. 


    Couples Academy is a relationship-based learning institute committed to helping couples by placing them on the path to fulfillment. Whether you are a new or a seasoned couple, in turmoil or relational bliss, we provide the resources, help, support, encouragement and practical advice needed to make a relationship work.  



     To get started today call 678-200-8996  email us at info@couplesacademy.org. 

  • 01:31

    War on Love: Conversation & Insight for Couples

    in Relationships

    Why is it often so Dog-on difficult for couples to stay together, and or rise above the level of settling for toleration of one another? The answer is, RELATIONSHIPS ARE HARD LOL!

    In this country alone more than %50 of all marriages end in divorce and there are many couples who remain together who do not particularly care for one another. Are men and women designed to be capable of fulfillment together in relationships? Sometimes it’s difficult to believe that love is even real any more. Is there a secret war on couples, and if so are there tools and methods of creating safe havens of love and support in the midst of life for love to blossom and flourish?



    This Sunday Joi and I are going to discuss some of the difficulties that couples face through our own journey and hope you’ll call in add your feed back as well. We’re also going to spend great deal of time sharing with you some powerful communication tips and solutions the Creator has blessed us with that have helped us on our journey together as a couple. This shows going to be for everybody, but we're definitely going to focus on effective strategies for building a couples love!

    It’s going to be a hot topic and we look forward to you adding your insights, questions, and experiences to the explosive, transformative, and healing fires that this dynamic conversation will be sure to bring.



    Time to build solutions TOGETHER!

  • 01:47

    Is honesty the best policy for all dating singles or couples? Part 2

    in Romance

    Tonight we are back with part 2 to this show where we will be asking the question, is honesty the best policy when dating or in relationships? We are going deeper tonight. Join us for more conversation....


    So...you may want the truth but can you take it? There are a number of reasons why people refuse to share what they know to be true, especially when you have a need to know.  The question is do we all deserve the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?  


    Join us tonight on 3479457556 or hangout in the chatroom


     


     


     

  • 00:29

    Gay couples on pro sports kiss cams

    in LGBT

    Longtime Los Angeles Kings fans Brad Parr and Andy Evans got their moment on the team's kiss cam and it meant a lot to them. "I wanted to let you know the L.A. Kings were awesome and put my boyfriend Andy and me on kiss cam -- to loud cheers from a crowd of 18,230. I'm pretty sure that this was the first time the Kings had ever had a same-sex couple on Kiss Cam, and I don't think it happens very often in any sport."


    We have long been critical of kiss cams that make fun of same sex couples but we discuss the change in tones of sports teams.


    Plus, a look at the pro-gay Rams moving to Los Angeles.

  • 00:29

    Couples Coaching Session

    in Art

    Relationship Coaching is the term most often used to describe the greater body of work needed when working to improve and enhance communication and understanding between two people or a group of people.The term "Couple Coaching"? is most often used when referring to work done with two people in a one- on-one relationship.
    Who can benefit from ‘Couple Coaching? 
    Any couple who want to create MORE in their relationship will benefit from a coaching session, Good relationships just get better through the process of coaching because clarity and communication happen during a successful coaching session.


    Encore is hosting its first couples couching session this Thursday and tonight on Dont Hold Your Tongue Radio, we will be speaking with our hostess Chanika Forte Sesay 

  • 02:01

    Complimentarity: Thoughts for Afrikan Warrior Couples

    in Spirituality

    We are grateful and honored to have as a very special guest, Mwalimu Baruti to discuss Complimentarity of Afrikan coupling. The choices and decisions that guide how we go about coupling, chosing a mate, and creating families are very important and have an impact, not just on the individual but, the families, community and nation as a whole. For those who are truly serious about nation building, this is an important topic of discussion whether or not one is single, married, divorced, or anywhere in between.


    The Afrikan Family is under attack and we must unify in mind, spirit,body and purpose. The couple is the bedrock of the nation which is built by families that couples build and thus form society upon which a nation is built. As we strive toward self determination and building apart from our oppressors and return to true Black Afrikan Power!


    "It [is] imperative that we carefully choose our mates for Afrikan reasons. We must choose with vision. For we are the vanguard. We are soldiers in love with forming beautiful families, rearing happy, thinking children, building strong, lasting communities, raising a mighty nation and removing all enemies. For Afrikan warrior scholar complements, there is no other reason for being." -Mwalimu Baruti

  • 00:53

    Smart Couples Finish Rich - Pt. 2

    in Lifestyle

    Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon this Saturday, August 8, 2015, as we continue discussing our topic " Smart Couples Finish Rich".


    From first-time newlyweds to people on their second or third marriage, couples face an overwhelming task when it comes to money management.


    Learn how to work together as a team when it comes to money and learn the steps to creating a rich future for you and your partner.


    Other topics we will discuss, include: credit card management, investment advice and long-term care.

  • 01:00

    Smart Couples Finish Rich - Pt. 1

    in Health

    Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon this Saturday, August 1, at 9 a.m., as she shares the many ways that Smart Couples can Finish Rich by working as a team. (www.pihradio.net)


    When two people work together to accomplish a goal, they can usually achieve it twice as fast as either of them would have working alone. This is certainly true when it comes to your money.  The sooner you start working together, the more quickly you can dramatically improve your financial picture.  The key is to truly believe that whatever you are starting from--no matter how bad or bleak it looks --things can and will get better.


    Call into the studio with your questions and comments: 347-945-7433.