• 00:30

    Addiction and Relationships

    in Self Help

    Addiction comes in a myriad number of shapes and forms. It hides behind the many names we give it.  But we know it by the face it shows to us in any relationship.  Are you in a relationship with an addicted person?


    What happens in your marriage when your spouse spends the family jar-of-change on booze?  How do you react when your close friend fills your car with cigarette smoke?  At work, does your boss-figure take long lunches and return to the office with reduced brain power?  Is your roommate at college drinking every night?  What about your golf partner and his joints?Just suppose your beloved sister is addicted to heroin and every conversation between the two of you ends in an argument. 


    Listen as Dr. Joan comments on why your brain may be wired differently than the brain of your addicted partner, relative, or friend.  Why do some people get caught in a trap when the push/pull of instant gratification strikes.  Finally, how can we help?.  


    Are you stumped by relationship issues at home, at work, at school, or at play? Tune in to hear Dr. Joan describe her opinions for alternative solutions. Follow along as she presents keys for harmony. 


    A portion of each program is devoted to the reading of Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes.  She is currently reading from her first novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You!  The story is about two Irish families who find themselves intermarrying, even though they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics.  Tune in and listen to the story, as the O'Gradys and Gwynns learn to solve their potato encounters and develop a method for turning them into delicious mashed potatoes.  Find out how diversity and harmony can live in the same house.

  • 00:30

    Boyfriend Labels Girlfriend as Childish

    in Self Help

    Have you ever run into a situation where another person plasters a label on you?  It feels like you've been branded, doesn't it?  To make matters worse, if someone you love does it, you may feel hurt and wonder what action to take.


     In today's episode of Harmony Keys, Dr. Joan discusses the case of a young woman who is labeled as "childish" by her boyfriend.  What are Boyfriend's possible motives for criticizing the girl he loves?  What might Girlfriend decide to do about their relationship?  Is there hope that these two people who love each other might find a way to remain as a couple?


    As you listen, you will determine what choices you might make in a similar situation.


    Are you experiencing relationship issues at home, at work, at school, or at play?  Tune in to hear Dr. Joan describe alternative solutions.  Follow along as she presents keys for harmony. 


    A portion of each program is devoted to the reading of Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes.  Currently she is reading from her debut novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You!  The story is about two Irish families who find themselves intermarrying, even though they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics.  Tune in and listen to the story as the O'Gradys and Gwynns learn to solve their problems, or what they call their potato encounters, and develop a method for making delicious mashed potatoes together.  Find out how diversity and harmony can live in the same house.

  • 00:31

    Step Forward to Happiness in Relationships

    in Self Help

    Do you find yourself saying “I’m bored!” to your spouse or partner?  Are you easily frustrated with your children or friends?  Is sadness a feeling you know too well?  Would you say that you are fulfilling your dreams?  Whatever your answers might be to any or all of these questions, think about one more query: Are you willing to take steps that might bring more happiness into your life?


    The reality of life is that we have to take risks to move ahead, to change things up, to step out of our box, to quicken the movement of life, to step over the threshold of boredom and into a more fulfilling existence.


    Listen as Dr. Joan describes the story of a woman who stepped forward and changed her life for the better, finding love and happiness. This woman’s decisions were not received well by her adult children, but she moved forward anyway, believing that her children would understand over time. 


    Today Dr. Joan offers three simple tools to practice in any relationship which may help you as you take your next step forward to happiness.


    If you are experiencing relationship issues at home, at work, at school, or at play, then listen to all of the Harmony Keys podcasts to hear Dr. Joan describe alternative solutions. Follow along as she presents keys for harmony. 


    A portion of each program is devoted to the reading of Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes.  She is currently reading from her novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You!  The story is about two Irish families who find themselves intermarrying, although they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics. Listen to the story, as the O'Grady and Gwynn families learn to solve their potato encounters and develop a method for whipping up delicious mashed potatoes. Find out how diversity and harmony can live in the same house.

  • 00:30

    Moods Disrupt Family Relationships

    in Self Help

    All right, it's confession time.  Let's hear your answers to these questions: Are you a person who drifts into sadness more often these days?  Do you find yourself easily becoming angry or upset with co-workers?  Has your supply of friends dwindled?  Are your moods causing havoc with your loved ones?  


    No matter what you answered, you will find benefits by listening to Dr. Joan's four practical ideas that you can put into practice today.  Try them out yourself and see what happens.  They just may help you improve the harmony within your family and lift the quality of your relationships at home, at work, at school, or any place else.


    Our followers know that if you are stumped by relationship issues, you will want to tune in to hear Dr. Joan describe her opinions for alternative solutions. Follow along as she presents keys for harmony.  What can you lose?  Nothing.  But you may grow closer to those you love and respect. 


    A portion of each program is devoted to the reading of Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes.  She is currently reading from her first novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You!  The story is about two Irish families who find themselves intermarrying, even though they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics.  Tune in and listen to the story, as the O'Gradys and Gwynns learn to solve their potato encounters and develop a method for turning them into delicious mashed potatoes.  Find out how diversity and harmony can live in the same house.

  • 00:30

    Keep Spark in Your Marriage

    in Self Help

    Are you seeking ways to rekindle your marriage or other long-term relationship?  Do you want to find that spark that used to magically light up the room when your partner looked at you?  Listen today as Dr. Joan talks about three check points which might help you light the fire of love once again.


     Relationship issues can stump us at home, at work, at school, or at play.  If you feel at a loss for how to approach an interpersonal dilemma, you are not alone. Tune in to hear Dr. Joan describe her opinions for alternative solutions. Follow along as she presents keys for harmony. 


    A portion of each program is devoted to the reading of Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes.  She is currently reading from her first novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You!  The story is about two Irish families who find themselves intermarrying, even though they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics.  Tune in and listen to the story, as the O'Gradys and Gwynns learn to solve their potato encounters and develop a method for turning them into delicious mashed potatoes.  Find out how diversity and harmony can live in the same house.

  • 00:30

    Being a Different Kid Isn't Funny

    in Self Help

    If your child told you she wants to withdraw from school because she feels ridiculed, what would you do?  Listen today as Dr. Joan advises parents to teach children four valuable tools ... tools that may help children confront controversy and stay the course.  


    Are you stumped by relationship issues at home, at work, at school, or at play? Tune in to hear Dr. Joan describe her opinions for alternative solutions. Follow along as she presents keys for harmony. 


    A portion of each program is devoted to the reading of Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes.  She is currently reading from her first novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You!  The story is about two Irish families who find themselves intermarrying, even though they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics.  Tune in and listen to the story, as the O'Gradys and Gwynns learn to solve their potato encounters and develop a method for turning them into delicious mashed potatoes.  Find out how diversity and harmony can live in the same house.

  • 00:31

    Integrity Insures Solid Relationships

    in Self Help

    When a person has integrity, we mean the person is straight-forward, honest, and above-board in words and deeds.  We all would like to say that we have integrity in our relationships.  But sometimes we are faced with difficult choices. Do you find yourself wondering if it is ever acceptable to fudge the truth?  Is it sometimes ok to gloss over facts to protect someone?  


    In this episode of Harmony Keys, Dr. Joan discusses the case of a woman who was fired from her job because she would not compromise her core values. Her integrity put her out of work and garnered her a doubtful reference from her employer who saw her as uncooperative. As you listen, you will decide what choices you might make in a similar situation.


    Are you experiencing relationship issues at home, at work, at school, or at play? Tune in to hear Dr. Joan describe alternative solutions. Follow along as she presents keys for harmony. 


    A portion of each program is devoted to the reading of Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes.  She is currently reading from her first novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You!  The story is about two Irish families who find themselves intermarrying, even though they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics.  Tune in and listen to the story, as the O'Grady and Gwynn families learn to solve their potato encounters and develop a method for making delicious mashed potatoes together.  Find out how diversity and harmony can live in the same house.

  • 00:28

    Turn Disappointment into Thankfulness and Strengthen Bond with Your Child

    in Self Help

    So your child deceived you.  You found out the truth and took appropriate action.  Now what?  Do you hang on to your disappointment and repeatedly put your child in the "guilty corner?"  Or are there positive steps you might take to help your child make different choices next time? 


    Listen to specific, practical actions you can employ which might help you and your child strengthen your mutual bond.


    Are you experiencing relationship issues at home, at work, at school, or at play? Tune in to hear Dr. Joan describe alternative solutions. Follow along as she presents keys for harmony. 


    A portion of each program is devoted to the reading of Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes.  She is currently reading from her first novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You!  The story is about two Irish families who find themselves intermarrying, even though they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics.  Tune in and listen to the story, as the O'Gradys and Gwynns learn to solve their potato encounters and develop a method to make delicious mashed potatoes together.  Find out how diversity and harmony can live in the same house.

  • 02:01

    Interracial relationships...are they really accepted?

    in Lifestyle

    Intermarrying of race and/or religion once upon a time was taboo and in some areas of the globe still is. Do you feel a person should date/marry someone of their race or is love really color and culture blind? Are mixed couples still fighting the old stigmas? Have you ever been ridiculed for dating someone of another race? Ms. Mary & Dr. Janet will discuss dating outside of one's race while also looking at the psychology of biracial children. Join us!

  • 00:29

    Envy Exercise Will Improve Relationships

    in Self Help

    Envy can light fires within us which damage our precious relationships.  Listen today as Dr. Joan describes an original, simple exercise you can do at home to set yourself on the road to being envy-free.  Learn about the entire ENVY EXERCISE© in the short span of this broadcast and then put it to work for you.  What can you lose?  Only your envy.


    Are you experiencing relationship issues at home, at work, at school, or at play? Tune in to hear Dr. Joan describe alternative solutions.  Follow along as she presents keys for harmony. 


    A portion of each program is devoted to the reading of Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes.  She is currently reading from her first novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You!  The story is about two Irish families who find themselves intermarrying, even though they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics.  Tune in and listen to the story, as the O'Grady and Gwynn families learn to solve their potato encounters and develop a sure-fire method for making delicious mashed potatoes together.  Find out how diversity and harmony can live in the same house

  • 00:29

    What is a Family Relationship?

    in Self Help

    Take a look around at all the families you know.  What configurations do you see?  Is there a lot of variety in the make-up of the families? 


    A family can be defined many different ways.  Today we will discuss WHO is part of a family, HOW the family is formed, and WHAT values are important in a family.  


    In any family, no matter how it is formed and who is part of it, the members will experience relationship issues.  Knowing how to listen to each other, learn from each other, and love each other, may be keys to solving misunderstandings.


    Are you stumped by relationship issues at home, at work, at school, or at play? Tune in to hear Dr. Joan describe her opinions for alternative solutions. Follow along as she presents keys for harmony. 


    A portion of each program is devoted to the reading of Dr. Joan's published stories about human disputes.  She is currently reading from her first novel Gra Im Thu! I Love You!  The story is about two Irish families who find themselves intermarrying, even though they are poles apart in the areas of religion and politics.  Tune in and listen to the story, as the O'Grady and Gwynn families learn to solve their potato encounters and develop a method for turning them into delicious mashed potatoes.  Find out how diversity and harmony can live in the same house.

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