Category ArchiveTMB-Podcast

ByDr. Berney

Making Positive Assumptions (TMB114)

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In relationships, as in all other aspects of life, we have a propensity to make assumptions about the intent and goals of others. Too often we approach issues with the assumption of conflict and competition. These negative assumptions influence our actions and behaviors, and lead to unnecessary conflicts and confrontations.
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ByDr. Berney

Shabbat (TMBMS055)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. In the Jewish faith, Shabbat begins at dusk on Friday and ends at dusk on Saturday.  A key aspect of honoring the Jewish sabbath is resolving interpersonal conflicts and preparing for the week ahead. In today’s show we encourage you to adopt some of these healthy practices in your life. Read More

ByDr. Berney

Expectations vs. Rules (TMBMS054)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Over the course of this week, we have discussed the importance of communication and the relative impact of having children in relationships. On today’s show we bring these aspects together and discuss why we should avoid making rules, and instead, clearly communicate expectations. Read More

ByDr. Berney

Blended Families (TMBMS053)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Many people are now in their second and third marriages. Though they may have left their previous partners behind, they are transitioning into these new relationships with children. As such, many families are now blended. In today’s show we focus on strategies for being a good stepparent.  Read More

ByDr. Berney

The Arrival of Children (TMBMS052)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Continuing the series on relationships, today’s show focuses on the manner in which relationships change when children are introduced. No matter how much we try to prepare for it, the arrival of children changes everything.

Read the article from the Washington Post here (https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/05/06/why-having-children-is-bad-for-your-marriage/?postshare=4001479639773930&tid=ss_mail&utm_term=.6b875be0675e).
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ByDr. Berney

Relationships and Communication (TMBMS051)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. On today’s show, Dr. Berney and Dr. Richard kick off a two week series on relationships and marriages. On the first episode in the  series, the topic focuses on the importance of communication in relationships. Whether you are whispering sweet nothings to each other or trying to resolve a problem, communication is the main key to a healthy relationship. Read More

ByDr. Berney

Emotion Focused Coping (TMB113)

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In the last The Mental Breakdown Podcast, we talked about the importance of identifying and labeling your emotions. That is, when we correctly acknowledge our true emotion, we can better respond to situations and events in our life.
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ByDr. Berney

Holiday Scheduling (TMBMS050)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. Over the next few Fridays, we will offer helpful advice in preparation for the holidays. Today we focus on holiday scheduling and remind you to be mindful of the time you have and how you choose to spend it. Read More

ByDr. Berney

Managing the Inevitable Stress (TMBMS049)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. We have all heard strategies for preventing stress. In fact, we have talked about such things on this podcast many times. However, today we talk about ways to manage stress that we experience regardless of our attempts to prevent it.  Read More

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Teaching Resilience (TMBMS048)

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Welcome to The Mental Breakdown Morning Show! Each weekday morning, we will to help get your day off to a great start. If there is one thing that can be said about Secretary Hillary Clinton, it is that she is resilient. She has persevered through a challenging time as First Lady, a difficult tenure as Secretary of State, and two grueling campaigns. Yet, she remains poised and confident. Today we respond to multiple letters from listeners all asking how to teach our children to be as resilient as Ms. Clinton. Read More