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  • 00:57

    The Rational Basis of Happiness®: Assertiveness vs Aggressiveness

    in Psychology

    This week's topics:

    Why did my 16 year old lose interest in friends, school, dating, and family?
    My 12 year old needs discipline but I don't know how.
    Assertiveness vs aggressiveness is a learnable skill. 
    I was psychologically abused by a radio Shock Jock when I was a minor.
    Anger is not a disease.
    I want to trick to my depressed grandmother into thinking that she has a secret admirer.


     The Rational Basis of Happiness® with Dr. Ellen Kenner. Dr. Ellen is a clinical psychologist and co-author of the selfish path to romance. Each week Dr. Ellen answers questions from listeners on a range of personal issues (e.g., family, parenting, work issues) 

     Contact Dr. Ellen:

     (877) DRKENNER



  • 00:03


    in Entertainment

    When is the right time to be assertive?

  • 00:11

    Your Self Estimation - part 1

    in Spirituality

    Ladies Healthy Boundaries are an essential ingredient to a successful and productive manifestation of your positive creations. Practise makes Perfect, exercise your boundaries and constantly review and improve them. Because no one situation is the exact same. Exercise that muscle of Wisdom that is innate within you, DIVINE FEMININE.

    much gratitude

    Zen              www.aryatara.net              peace@aryatara.net

  • 01:01

    Ignite Your Life - Episode 4

    in Motivation

    Assertiveness & Empowerment Coach Jessica Ehrenworth and Anxiety & Stress Reduction Coach Valerie Echter Join Us to help you Ignite Your Life.  Jessica will help you step into your power and stay there in business, life and relationships through finding your own personal Assertiveness Solutions. Valerie will give insight and advice on lifestyle choices that cause stress, anxiety, increased weight, and lack of energy and how to live a happier healhier life. Both Jessica and Valerie will also preview their upcoming radio shows with the Coach on Fire Radio Network

  • 02:01

    Reading In The Shade Part 2 - Is William Mean????

    in Entertainment

    Phoenix Calida and William J Jackson took a pole on if William is mean. 
    William is pragmaticially assertive. 

    You can sign up for a monthly dose of assertiveness here. 

    Or slide in a one time investment by donating here. 

  • 01:00

    Women, Emotions, and Communication: How to Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected

    in Self Help

    When it comes to women, communication, and emotions, there are multiple sterotypes that come to mind. Over the years, you've probably heard.. 'women are purely emotional and often overreact to situations' or 'women complicate matters by over-analyzing the details of an everything' or 'women aren't effective communicators because they allow their emotions to take over.' Well, that's a load of crap! While women and men may communicate differently, there is no such evidence that women cannot communicate effectively. Tune in to "Women, Emotions, and Communication: How to Stay Cool, Calm, and Collected" promises to be a dynamic and powerful discussion that you can't afford to miss!

    Lisa Marie Pepe is The Confidence Coach for Heart-Centered Women Entrepreneurs, a Business Mentor, Inspirational Author, and Motivational Speaker. She empowers her clients to fully embrace their unique gifts and talents by providing them with the tools they need to have self-confidence, attract abundance, and thrive in the life and business they most desire.To schedule a Free 30-Minute Clarity Consultation with Lisa Marie, please call 203-671-0139.

    Natasha Gayden is the founder of Elevate! Master Coaching. Natasha brings over 20 years of corporate experience identifying and developing high potential talent within individuals and teams. She also has many years of life experience and a track record of helping people get unstuck in their lives. To contact Natasha, please call 678-416-0228.


  • 01:00

    Assertiveness Training

    in Spirituality

    Join Dick and his wife, Roberta as they discuss Dick's Assertiviness Training Course. Using actual techniques to teach you how to successfully ask for what you want. Learn to say NO when you want to without guilt and YES when you want to say yes.  Includes: A Philosophy to Live By, The 9 Manipulation Traps, Positive Assertion Techniques and much more. 

  • 00:16

    Pain Awareness Month Series Session 4-- BASIC RIGHTS part 1 Dignity

    in Current Events

    Just because you’re a person in pain or disabled does not mean that you are less of a person. While the public "TV" view of those with pain, disabilities or special needs is championed there is a different application given to us every day. Where it is fun to do a social event for us and get all kinds of credit from other "normal" people, when it comes to the everyday care for a majority of those with pain we are not considered worth the extra effort needed to take care of us in a busy world.

    In a busy world you must take responsibility for your own care.

    You need to know what can help you, whiners are not listened to because they are more fixed on their troubles rather than the solution to their problems. With so many individuals in need and a major portion of those individuals positioning themselves for a pity party that is difficult to sort out what is being said to healthcare providers.

    Healthcare providers need proactive patients that know who they are, that understand their own situation before they get to the office to be one of many individual patients.

     That said; we do have a set of basic rights that provide healthcare professionals tools to provide better service, better care to us.

    We will talk about the three kinds of how to act assertive at the same time we talk about our basic rights..

    Assertiveness acts in a non-hostle way, is not aggressive.....Assertiveness does not hold back- never acts in a non-assertive way, is not aggressive

    Good Assertiveness  ---   states positively, affirming, declares with assurance

  • 00:56

    Guests: My daughter Kelly Skeen & Emily Roberts Author of Express Yourself

    in Relationships

    This week I have two special guests, Emily Roberts author of Express Yourself: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Speaking Up and Being Who You Are; and my daughter, Kelly Skeen, co-author of the forthcoming book Communication Skills for Teens: How to Listen, Express and Connect for Success.

    The three of us will be discussing: What your communication style says about you. How you express yourself when you communicate in person and via technology. What mistakes you may be making that are tarnishing your reputation and straining your relationships with others. We will also discuss how to keep relationships with (friends, family, romantic partners & colleagues) strong with technology. How can we use technology appropriately.

    Many teen girls feel pressured to be nice, rather than assert their opinions. They may fear being called bossy or pushy when speaking their mind or offering a different point of view. If you have ever stopped yourself from expressing your opinion, you know how bad it can feel afterward.

    In our modern world of social media and texting, strong communication skills are needed more than ever. This book will not only give you the tools needed to speak up in everyday or difficult situations, but it will also provide powerful advice for effectively communicating in the digital world.

    About Michelle and Kelly’s book:

    Communication Skills for Teens provides the guidance you need to become a better communicator and succeed in all areas of life. You’ll also learn tons of essential life skills, including active listening, assertiveness, clarifying language, the art of an apology, compassion, interviewing skills, family communication, and more. Each chapter focuses on one key aspect of communication, offers a real teen’s perspective, and includes practical exercises to help you apply what you’ve learned in the real world—away from your computer and smartphone screens.

  • 01:01

    Dr. Randy Paterson: How and why to be assertive

    in Psychology

    Amy Alkon's Advice Goddess Radio: "Nerd Your Way To A Better Life!" with the best brains in science.

    "Best Of" replay. 

    Assertiveness isn't about "building a good disguise," Dr. Randy Paterson explains. "It's about the courage to take the disguise off." It's "about being THERE."

    Paterson, a clinical psychologist, is the author of the excellent book I've recommended in my column, "The Assertiveness Workbook: How To Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships," and that's exactly what he and I will be laying out on tonight's show.

    Paterson takes a very rational, behavioral approach and gives extremely practical tips for how to change, and this show should help even already-assertive people notice and shore up areas where they could do better.

    Join me and all my fascinating guests every Sunday, 7-8 p.m. Pacific Time, 10-11 p.m. Eastern Time, at blogtalkradio.com/amyalkon or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher.

    Please support this show by buying my science-based but funny book about why people are rude and how to change things, "Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck."

  • 00:59

    P2P Global Health Forum

    in Current Events

    Moderator: Sheila Kasasa, founder of the National Africa US Chamber of Commerce in order to aid in the development of an interconnected global community of African diaspora small and medium enterprises comprised of driven, self-motivated individuals.


     Dr. Akua G. Asare, A graduate of Case Western Reserve University with her Bachelors of Arts in International Studies, Akua G. Asare M.D went on to receive her Medical Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Asare works at the American College of Cardiology in product development of Toolkits and mobile applications to address high priority clinical areas and integration of the ACC’s institutional offerings in the Quality Improvement for Institutions program. 

    Andrena Sawyer, Founder and President of P.E.R.K. Consulting, a Maryland-based consulting company for nonprofits and small businesses.  She is a certified Self-Esteem and Life Skills Trainer. She serves as a liaison for IEDA Relief and as an Executive Board Member of Education for Hope and Project Dream BIG. She is also an avid writer. She is the author of The Long Way Home and The Other Side of Assertiveness. 

    Gbenga Ogunjimi,  social entrepreneur strengthening institutions in Africa. He currently serves as the Founder/CEO of LDI Africa, an award winning social enterprise working both in the U.S. and across Africa. LDI Africa is a nonprofit social enterprise that builds the capacity of African corporations, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations to compete in the global marketplace through the service of skilled volunteers.