Let’s Talk About It – Family Insights Podcast Series

Let’s Talk About It – Family Insights Podcast Series

Join us today as we discuss Postpartum Depression and how women involved in a faith community may have additional stressors that prevent them from seeking help.  Voicing the struggle and depression that sometimes come along with a new baby can seem to imply that you are overlooking the joy in...

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Getting through the Winter Blues

Getting through the Winter Blues

Listen as our guest Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) speaks with Fr. Gregory Joyce about the seasonal effects of shorter days and less sunshine also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Dr. Randa has great insight and tools to help those who experience depression during...

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Expectations in Relationships

Expectations in Relationships

Expectations can be a burden.  How can we keep our expectations in relationships reasonable and manageable?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Fr. George Morelli, Assistant Pastor at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in San Diego, CA, about the difference between demanding expectations and preferential expectation, and where free will...

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Confession vs. Counseling

Confession vs. Counseling

​Confession? Counseling?  How do you choose?  We’ve invited Dr. Randa Anderson with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) (www.occiservices.org) to talk about a healthy balance of the two and the unique roles each holds.  Depending on your needs, you may be seeking accountability, forgiveness, or a sounding board. In each case,...

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Healing the Hidden Wounds of War in Syria

Healing the Hidden Wounds of War in Syria

Face painting, singing and performing are all activities used by IOCC/GOPA trauma counselors to help displaced Syrian children express their feelings through art and play. These children are among 2,300 displaced Syrian men, women and children who have benefited from the counseling program since it was first provided in March...

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Raising Happiness and the Happiness Equation

Raising Happiness and the Happiness Equation

The most common comment that I hear from parents in my child psychology practice is, “I just want my child to be happy.” Every parent wants their child to be happy, resilient, flexible and optimistic. Dr. Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, provides a formula or happiness equation to...

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Needs of the Elderly

Needs of the Elderly

Emmy-winning executive producer, director, author, and professor Norris J. Chumley is back on the show today to talk about an upcoming PBS Special called “Sacred.” which features a segment on Mount Athos. Also with us is Dr. Brenda O’Reilly, a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified professional Christian counselor, who...

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Good Communication and Relationships, Part 2

Good Communication and Relationships, Part 2

Fr. Chris continues his conversation with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute this week. Last week, they discussed the importance of listening, and they are now moving on to some everyday examples of how communication can break down between couples, and also between parents and children. How...

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Good Communication and Relationships

Good Communication and Relationships

Tune in this week to hear the first part of Fr. Chris’ talk with Dr. Ary Christofidis of the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute. Dr. Christofidis talks about the importance and effects of good communication in our relationships today. He also offers practical tips on improving communication, particularly the practice of...

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Conflict in Marriage

Conflict in Marriage

June is frequently a month for weddings. But following our theme of the month, good listening and proper conflict resolution are keys to happiness in marriage. On this week’s “Theologically Thinking,” Fr. Charles Ioannides will speak on Conflict in your marriage.

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