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Doing Life Together

Doing Life Together

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It is rare that a trained academic who speaks passionately to the heart of people providing real answers to real life problems and in a relatable style. Dr. Linda’s fun personality comes through whether she’s helping her audiences prevent a divorce or make peace with their thighs!

Dr. Linda Mintle is a national expert on the psychology of food, weight and body image and relationships. With years of clinical experience in weight loss and eating disorders, she is uniquely qualified to bring sensibility and real help to anyone struggling with weight, eating and body image. Her latest book, Press Pause Before You Eat explores how to say goodbye to mindless eating and hello to the joy of eating.

Dr. Linda is a best selling author, winner of the Mom’s Choice Award, a national news consultant and blogger and hosts her own website. Her academic appointment at Eastern Virginia Medical School keeps her abreast of current research in her areas of expertise. Her media experience includes seven years as the resident expert for ABC Family’s Living the Life television show and regular appearances on network television and radio. Her current assignment as a national news consultant allows her to comment on mental health issues in the news. As a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed clinical social worker, she brings 25 years of clinical experience to every day living.

It is often said that being with Dr. Linda is like having coffee with a friend. She makes the complicated issues of relationships and mental health easy to understand and applicable to every day living. The ease she has with people, coupled with her clinical training and experience makes her a sought after speaker on college campuses, at conferences and special events. Whether she is doing a TV skit with Tim Conway or discussing teen violence with Queen Latifa, Dr. Linda will entertain, educate and help you with Real Life. Real Answers.

Can You Pray Away Mental Illness?

posted by Linda Mintle

A number of years ago I had back surgery. Before the surgery, I prayed and believed God could heal me. The night before the surgery, I had no pain and was convinced God had done a miracle. I was rejoicing, […]

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Making Peace With Those Two Extra Pounds

posted by Linda Mintle

 I was getting ready to drive to the doctor’s office for an annual check up and I thought, “Well, I’ve been eating well, walking the dog every day and going to the Y three times a week. Basically, I’ve been […]

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Are We Theologically Correct in Praise and Worship Time?

posted by Linda Mintle

I’m not a theologian. But I’ve been a Christian for years and  still attend church. Lately, I’ve had three questions about the theology of the part of the service usually referred to as the praise and worship. I’ve noticed that […]

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10 Things Happy Couples Do

posted by Linda Mintle

I couldn’t get in to blog today until now so this is brief but good. A number of years ago, I found this on a website, Thirdage.com.  It’s simple but true. This is what happy couples do… Go to bed […]

Is The Other Woman/Man More Attractive? Surprise!

posted by Linda Mintle

When John left his wife for another woman, his wife was shocked. She saw  pictures of his lover  on her on Facebook and could not believe it. She was not attractive. What was going on that he would leave her […]

Does Profanity in Media Reflect Real Life?

posted by Linda Mintle

After clicking through a number of cable channels, I was stunned by the amount of profanity I heard during the family hours. We have this ongoing debate in our household. Do people really use the amount of profanity we hear […]

Getting the “High” Out of Higher Education

posted by Linda Mintle

I love watching college football. You all know Michigan is my team! But what I don’t love is watching the number of college kids getting totally trashed at games. It’s like a right of passage that doesn’t end well. An […]

What Mom Knew But Scientists Discovered

posted by Linda Mintle

As I was dusting my piano the other day, I thought about how much I hated to practice as a kid. Yes, all three kids in my family were forced to take piano lessons. I hated the 30 minutes of […]

Six Tips to Embrace The Stress of Change

posted by Linda Mintle

I go to the gym three times a week because I am a grown up and know I need to do this, not because I enjoy it. I don’t! I am used to getting in there, hitting the cardio machine […]

Put Down That Cell Phone and Pay Attention!

posted by Linda Mintle

Recently, I was in New York City. I love the energy of that city. But I noticed something this time I had not noticed before. People were constantly walking in to me because they were on their smart phones and […]

Her Cheating Heart At the Office: 10 Ways to Put on the Brakes

posted by Linda Mintle

Sara was going through a rough patch in her marriage. She and Jeff were struggling to spend time together and found themselves growing apart. They stopped attending church, rarely went out or did anything together. Both were in intense careers […]

What Men Want That Women Don’t Understand

posted by Linda Mintle

“I’m in the middle of an emotional crisis here and you want sex?  Really?” Yes really. The woman who uttered this during a therapy session did not understand her husband’s bid for emotional closeness. In the middle of emotional crises, […]

Our Obsession With Fame and How it Impacts Our Teens

posted by Linda Mintle

I don’s usually post radio shows but this one I did on the rite of passage for our teens, obsession with fame and how media sexualizes women is a powerful show. It’s 30 minutes long and important for any family. […]

Is It True That Blondes Really Do Have More Fun?

posted by Linda Mintle

When Kim Kardashian decided to dye her hair blonde after the birth of her first child, my eye caught a survey about the differences between blondes and brunettes. All blonde jokes aside, Rose-Marie Jarvis of Goody hair conducted a survey […]

5 Stages of a Mass Shooting and How to Respond If You Are In the Area

posted by Linda Mintle

With all the shootings in recent years, people are thinking of how they might respond to such an horrific event. Here is some help from law enforcement.  Praying that none of you are ever in a position to have to use […]

Again, What Are We Looking For in Mass Shooters?

posted by Linda Mintle

To my dismay, I feel like I have written some version of this blog too many times. I fear if won’t be the last time. Whenever there is a mass shooting, we try to understand what happened in order to […]

An Easy Brain Boost for Kids

posted by Linda Mintle

“Please, can I just stay up a little longer?” “Mom, I need a drink. Can you read to me? How about a snack?” We’ve all heard our children’s pleas to stay up longer at night. They beg, distract, tell is […]

5 Ways to Handle Embarrassment By Your Partner

posted by Linda Mintle

You are at a party, turn around and your spouse has a lamp shade on his head and is doing an impression. Or maybe, you are visiting friends and he tells an off color joke. How about the time she […]

Is Your Teen Involved in An Abusive Dating Relationship? Know the Signs!

posted by Linda Mintle

Would you be surprised to learn that more than a third of teens say they have been physically, emotionally or sexually abused while dating?  This was the finding of a new survey presented this past July at a meeting of […]

Dr. Linda, I Was Nice, But It Didn’t Seem to Matter

posted by Linda Mintle

Couples come in to therapy with this complaint. “I did nice things for my spouse, but it doesn’t seem to matter. She doesn’t even notice. I don’t get it.” Honestly, they usually don’t get it. They fail to see that […]

Where Were You on 911?

posted by Linda Mintle

Today is always a sobering day. It’s one of those days that will forever be in our memories. There have been other moments like 911 in my life: The Shooting of President Kennedy. I was very young, in a grade […]

A Quick Anger Guide for Relationships

posted by Linda Mintle

John and Mary are at it again. Arguing escalates to anger and John has a hard time calming down. As they sit in my therapy office, they ask what needs to happen. Basically, here is a summary: 1) John needs […]

Does Yelling at Your Teen Work?

posted by Linda Mintle

We’ve all done it. Many of us grew up with it. But should we? Your teen walks in 30 minutes past curfew. You’ve been worried sick and have worked yourself up. The minute she comes through the door, you yell, […]

Are Senior Moments Happening to Millennials?

posted by Linda Mintle

As Dana was grabbing her purse to fly out the door, she couldn’t remember where she put her car keys. She was already late for class! “Mom, where are my keys.” “Your asking me,” Mom yells back. “I can’t find […]

How Well Do You Really Understand Anger? Take the Quiz!

posted by Linda Mintle

Tony insisted he doesn’t have an anger problem. Yet, by all accounts, people say he does. I asked Tony to answer these 10 questions. After taking the quiz and talking with me, he changed his mind. See how well you […]

The Difference Between Worry and Anxiety

posted by Linda Mintle

I was on a national radio program last night talking about anxiety. A caller asked a great question. “What is the difference between worry and anxiety?” Anxiety is that uneasy feeling, apprehension, a feeling of danger, doom or misfortune. Clinically […]

Should You Reveal Your Secrets to Your Spouse?

posted by Linda Mintle

I was in the grocery store yesterday and the tabloids were headlining the secret love child of yet another celebrity couple. While we tend to expect this from celebrity relationships, secrets are a problem for any couple. The question asked […]

The Secret Relationship Killer

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s toxic. It can be sexual, but doesn’t have to be. It can be present and you may  not be aware of it. It’s at the heart of failing relationships. The secret relationship killer is betrayal. And betrayal isn’t always […]

10 Emotional Repairs for Relationship Conflict

posted by Linda Mintle

You are in the middle of a fight. Temperatures are rising and you know this isn’t going well. How can you bring down the tension and allow reason to prevail? You make what we call in therapy, an emotional repair. […]

A Non Medication Strategy for ADHD Preschoolers

posted by Linda Mintle

ADHD is a legitimate diagnosis based on underlying neurological conditions. It is a brain-based biological disorder that can be detected by brain scans and imaging. Chemical differences are found in the ADHD brain when compared to non ADHD children. Furthermore, […]

Miley Cyrus Doing What Hollywood Taught Her

posted by Linda Mintle

Social media outlets have been ablaze with buzz about the gross and shocking “performance” of Miley Cyrus on MTV’s Video Music Awards. I watched and was deeply saddened. While Miley bopped around the stage like a porn star, others were […]

Anxious? Don’t Avoid the Fear.

posted by Linda Mintle

When Julie was a child, she was bitten by a dog and developed a terrible fear of dogs. She desperately wants to overcome that fear. Today, she agreed to visit a good friend who has a small submissive dog. When […]

Is Your Child/Teen Becoming Screen Sighted?

posted by Linda Mintle

I was riding on the airport tram the other day, when I noticed a mom with a two and four-year old. Both had smart phones in their hands and were completely unaware of what was going on around them. They […]

Can You Stay NICE During a Conflict?

posted by Linda Mintle

“Please, when you come home, would you help me with the kids? I am trying to get dinner going and need you to take them for awhile. Is that asking too much? “ “It seems like the minute I walk […]

How Do You Know You Are Having a Nonsexual Affair?

posted by Linda Mintle

Kim and Jack have worked together now for the past five years. Sometimes, in a joke, Jack refers to her as his “work wife.” They spend most of their day together, work on projects and go to lunch everyday. They […]

The Kids Are Gone! Are You More At Risk for Divorce?

posted by Linda Mintle

The last child has now left the nest. The house is quiet. You look at that person you’ve been married to for so many years and yet, he/she feels like a stranger. There isn’t much to talk about except to […]

Talk on How to Handle Disagreements and Arguments. Listen In!

posted by Linda Mintle

Faith Radio and I talked this week about disagreements and arguments. What are the secrets to keeping things calm and actually coming up with solutions. Listen to the 20 minute interview. Click here.                 […]

A Possible Divorce Prevention?

posted by Linda Mintle

When you think of preventing divorce, you usually think about improving communication, strengthening the marital friendship and dealing with conflict. What you probably do not think about is how many children were in your family growing up. Yet, one new […]

The Throw Down: Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and President Obama

posted by Linda Mintle

After reading a story in the Telegraph about the President’s dog, Bo, being helicoptered to Martha’s Vineyard on one of two MV-22 Ospreys (a hybrid aircraft which takes off like a helicopter but flies like a plane,) for yet another family […]

Bathing Beauty or Sex Object? Are Women Sold a Lie?

posted by Linda Mintle

  You put on that bikini and think, It’s just a bathing suit. Men see more skin on TV and in the movies than on me. No big deal, right? Well at the risk of once again sounding like a […]

Why Can’t I Fall Asleep on Sunday Nights?

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s Sunday night and you have a big day at work tomorrow. You need to get a really good night’s rest. But Monday morning you wake up tired and not feeling quite rested. What happened? A new survey sheds light […]

Guest Blog: My Biggest Critic: Navigating the Adult Daughter-Mom Relationship

posted by Linda Mintle

Trying to figure out how to have that healthy relationship with your mom? You are not alone. Take a look at TODAY contributor, Julie Halpert’s blog for insight into what works when it comes to moms and conflict. Click here. […]

MTV, Virgins, and Reality TV: Why I am Skeptical!

posted by Linda Mintle

What do MTV and a biblical worldview have in common? Virtually nothing! So when I read that MTV was planning to do  a reality TV show about a group of 18-25 year old virgins, I about flipped. Totally unexpected. According […]

How to Calm Down An Argument

posted by Linda Mintle

Russ and Rachel were at it again. Russ is driving like a maniac through busy traffic. “Hey, slow down. You are driving way too fast!” “I know how to drive and don’t need to be told what to do. When […]

Can a Medical Device Help Diagnose ADHD?

posted by Linda Mintle

Chris has been diagnosed by his psychologist as having ADHD (Attention Deficit/HyperActivity Disorder) but mom and dad are not sure this is the right diagnosis. They keep asking, other than our reports and those from the school, is there any […]

Real Answers About Millennials and Church

posted by Linda Mintle

As a baby boomer, I see  differences between people in my generation and  millennials. I am the mom of two millennials and have church conversations with them  all the time. With so many millennials leaving the church, I want my […]

Offended? The Media Will Help You Stay That Way!

posted by Linda Mintle

Yesterday I listened to another round of racial offense, this time located in the NFL. The story is basically this: A white football player went to a concert, starting drinking and made a racial slur, captured on video. Now, he […]

Ramblings About The Pope, Gays and Conversation

posted by Linda Mintle

What happened with the Pope’s comments, usually happens whenever any comment is made about homosexuality. It is taken out of context if it is not politically correct, and all attempts to polarize positions are made. In conversations about homosexuality, someone […]

If Anthony Weiner Was a Patient Who Walked in to My Office…

posted by Linda Mintle

Forget for the moment that Anthony Weiner is running for Mayor of New York City. Set aside your politics and think about Anthony Weiner’s behavior. Let’s pretend Weiner comes to see me because he has been ordered by someone to […]

Addicted to Work? Take the Short Quiz

posted by Linda Mintle

If you work to avoid negative emotional states such as anxiety and depression, perhaps work has taken on an addictive quality. In a state of frustration, Rachel recounted her life. “It’s like I married my alcoholic father. Not a day […]

Anxious? Give Exposure Therapy a Try

posted by Linda Mintle

Let’s say you really want a dog but you are afraid of dogs. Every time you see a dog, you become anxious and move away from the dog. This lowers your dog anxiety but doesn’t help you tolerate a dog […]

Can Peer Pressure Be a Good Thing? 8 Parenting Tips

posted by Linda Mintle

Peer pressure sounds like a negative thing because we usually think of it as something to resist. But the teenage brain loves social acceptance more than the adult brain. In fact, teens get great pleasure from being liked by other people. […]

Why The Royal Baby Was A Stress Reducer

posted by Linda Mintle

After all the bad news of the day, did you find yourself smiling at the birth of the royal baby? If you did, you were engaging in stress relief! Stuck in traffic, SMILE! Someone cuts in line at a sporting […]

Does Your Partner Want Your Advice?

posted by Linda Mintle

You see her trying to balance the checkbook. You have some advice that you are ready to give. After all, you are just trying to be helpful, but it turns out that your partner may not appreciate that type of […]

Corey Monteith Overdose: 10 Truths About Drug Addiction

posted by Linda Mintle

Glee star, Corey Monteith, made no secret of his struggle with drug addiction before his untimely death. Back in 2011, he made the comment that he was lucky to be alive given his history and struggle. He began using marihuana […]

Consider This Response to the Zimmerman Verdict by Dr. Alveda King

posted by Linda Mintle

The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. shares her thoughtful response to the Zimmerman verdict. Dr. Alveda King: “Grieved over strife surrounding Zimmerman verdict” I believe that the verdict in the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin Case further exposes a grievous and […]

Bieber Bad Boy Behavior: Why Do Celebrities Act Out?

posted by Linda Mintle

He sang about being your boyfriend, but what girl wants a guy who pees in a janitor’s bucket in a restaurant?  Most “girlfriends” would run for the hills, thinking this guy has issues. And there was more, he spritzed a […]

Should You Ditch the ADHD Medication for Your Child?

posted by Linda Mintle

Years ago, I began treating children with attention and behavioral problems with parent training. Yes, it was time consuming. Parents had to attend classes, track their child’s behavior and apply various parenting skills to the problems they saw. Then I […]

Learning to Let Go of Offense

posted by Linda Mintle

Do you ever have one of those days when you are mad at the way people behave? Something really unfair happens and you try very hard not to be offended?  Not that I am not perfect, but when I see […]

Sticks and Stones Do Break Psychological Bones: 10 Parenting Helps to Respond to a Bully

posted by Linda Mintle

I was horrified to learn that 11-year-old Sebastien De La Cruz, who sang the national anthem  in his mariachi costume at the NBA finals, was bullied on Twitter. To the child’s credit, his response to all the bullying was incredible. […]

Do You Hate Your Job?

posted by Linda Mintle

Can’t get excited about going to work in the morning? Don’t like the atmosphere at work? Prefer not to be with your co-workers? Do you even like your job? If you answered, NO, you join more than half of all […]

Does Spiritual Independence Bring Freedom? Happy 4th!

posted by Linda Mintle

HAPPY FOURTH of JULY! As we celebrate our country’s freedom today, here is an interesting take on the concept of independence as a Christian trait. My brother, the Reverend Dennis Marquardt, preached a sermon on the spiritual difference between independence […]

Couples: How Far is Too Far?

posted by Linda Mintle

 “I did not have sex with that woman.” These words from President Clinton concerning his relationship with  White House intern. Monica Lewinsky. raised questions about what does and does not constitute marital infidelity. How does one define infidelity? Is it […]

If You Could See In Someone’s Heart–4 Minutes To Think of Others

posted by Linda Mintle

With all the bad news about hate speech, hurting people, murder and mayhem, use this 4 minutes to stop, reflect and care about those you encounter every day. Instead of selfishness, hate, anger and uncaring, let’s build love, support and […]

What Do Trayvon Martin and Paula Deen Have in Common?

posted by Linda Mintle

I’m doing tomorrow’s blog right now. The reason is I couldn’t believe the sound bite I just heard from Fox News. It was an audio piece from the Trayvon Martin case. The star witness from the prosecution, Rachel Jeantel, was […]

Why and How Parents Should Stop Sibling Bullying

posted by Linda Mintle

With all the talk about bullying and its damaging effects on kids, we don’t often hear much about sibling bullying. Isn’t it normal for little Billy to push around his brother Joey? Sibling bully, it turns out, is just as […]

Could Depression Put You At Risk For Dementia?

posted by Linda Mintle

Let’s say it has been a rough year on the job. Your boss finally tells you he is downsizing and you are out of a job. Your kids are struggling in the job market as well. Your wife has been […]

Your Mental Health Could Be Contagious

posted by Linda Mintle

You are sick with the flu so you stay home so as not to infect anyone. But did you ever think your mental health could be contagious? Researchers at Nortre Dame discovered that thinking styles can be contagious. Your negative […]

Kardashian Goes Directional With Baby Name

posted by Linda Mintle

I’m feeling blog lite today. So let me focus on a rather unimportant issue, well at least unimportant to most of us, but not to one little girl. One little girl will grow up with an unusually name that could […]

A Come Back for Modesty: Why Women Should Not Bare All

posted by Linda Mintle

Modesty–a word that sounds like a throw back to another time. But not every young person is shunning the idea of modesty despite the celebrity trend to bare all. In fact, a friend sent me a link to a short […]

Anxious Child? Face the Fear!

posted by Linda Mintle

You’ve heard it said — face your fears. Well there is more truth in that sentiment then you probably know. You don’t overcome anxiety by avoiding whatever makes you anxious. You overcome it by gradually facing it. Children are no […]

Are You OK With Your Kid’s Use of Media?

posted by Linda Mintle

I’d love to hear from you on this question! According to a survey conducted by Northwestern researchers, most parents answered, YES! Despite the number of hours spent with TV, tablets, cell phones, computers and other devices, only 30% of the […]

One Secret to Keeping Love Alive

posted by Linda Mintle

Do you like to roller skating? How about hiking? Maybe consider taking cooking classes or release that inner artist by painting. You could be on to something and discovering one of the secrets to keeping love alive. When couples try […]

One Sure Fire Way to Help Your Kids Deal With Divorce

posted by Linda Mintle

Brian isn’t doing too well with his parents’ divorce. Lately he’s showing more aggressive behavior. His divorced parents, Sam and Sue, are concerned about his behavior and seek help. The therapist tells them that their unresolved conflict is causing Brian […]

10 Reasons Fathers Are Important

posted by Linda Mintle

June 14  is Flag day–not a day most people think to remember, but I do. It was the day we buried my oldest brother who was killed by a bomb on an airplane. He was an army officer and father […]

A Bully Now Anti-Bully–A Spiritual Lesson

posted by Linda Mintle

Apparently, Abercrombie & Fitch CEO, Mike Jeffries, is reacting to all the negative press about his remarks to exclude uncool teens and unattractive people from his clothing line. Even late night television picked up the bullying behavior and did a […]

Oppose A Health Care Position and You Are Anti-Women!

posted by Linda Mintle

Why is it that if you oppose a health care position, you are labeled anti-women? Let me explain. I’m reading this story in USA Today  about the feds dropping the appeal over the morning after pill. A court has ordered […]

Is the ME Generation More Narcissistic Than Generations of the Past?

posted by Linda Mintle

I talked to CBN News about the TIME MAGAZINE cover concerning this generation being more narcissistic than the past. Watch the interview to see if this is really true. And how can churches respond knowing what we know? Click on […]

Bride to Be, Be Debt Free! 10 Tips!

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s June. Wedding month! OK this is crazy. The average cost of a wedding today is around $26,000 to $28,400 according to a recent article in USA TODAY. And it appears that the bride and groom are picking up more […]

Caffeine Intoxication? It May Not Be Just From Coffee!

posted by Linda Mintle

You make your morning run for a Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte, drink a cup of coffee at the office mid morning, and  have a Diet Coke for lunch. Could you qualify for a mental disorder? Sounds crazy, but the  DSM […]

Why Should You Care About the Controversial DSM V?

posted by Linda Mintle

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), version 5, is finally out after years of debate and posturing. This book is considered the “Bible” of psychiatry. It is the one used by all clinicians and doctors to give diagnoses so insurance […]

Do You Keep The Commandment To Rest?

posted by Linda Mintle

Exodus 20: Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor […]

15 Minutes to Build Trust

posted by Linda Mintle

Trust is foundational to any relationship. Today’s Blog is an audio blog. 15 minutes of Liberty Radio Journal. MMark Edwards and I sat down and talked about how to build trust in your intimate relationships. It’s worth your time! Click […]

7 Myths About Infidelity

posted by Linda Mintle

Myth #1- Everybody is doing it. Marital fidelity is still the norm even though Hollywood depicts it as a dying possibility. Survey data suggests that 15% of women and 25% of men confess to straying. While these numbers are still […]

Do You Get Along with Your Mother-In-Law? 5 Tips to Help

posted by Linda Mintle

In a few weeks, I will become the mother-in-law. For years, I have helped people in therapy deal with their  in-laws. In-laws can easily become out-laws in families. In fact, researcher, Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point polled […]

What Happened to Funny Girl Amanda Bynes?

posted by Linda Mintle

I remember watching The Amanda Show with my kids and laughing a lot. We thought Amanda Bynes had a funny sense of humor and an entertaining show, but now, she is a mess. What happened to this teen star? The […]

10 Ways to Remember on Memorial Day

posted by Linda Mintle

Memorial Day usually means a day off, time to relax, barbecue, the beach and time with friends. But I hope on this Memorial Day you also take time to remember the significance of the day –honoring the people who have […]

Are You Underestimating That Fast Food Burger?

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s a busy day. You don’t have time to cook. On your way back from that late soccer practice, you swing by the fast food restaurant and order burgers, drinks and fries for the kids. But do you really know […]

Shocked by A Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church

posted by Linda Mintle

A story from Anglican Ink shocked me the other day. I had to report it because this is a sign of our times –a sign warned about in Scripture. This is so sad and so wrong. Acts 16:16-34 is the […]

10 Ways to Rebuild Relationship Trust

posted by Linda Mintle

IRS scandals, reports of infidelity, misuse of funds, friendship betrayals….they all involve a loss of trust. Trust is foundational to any relationship. It is about having confidence in someone or something, relying on someone and believing what he or she […]

Thoughts on Assisted Suicide: Is it Justified?

posted by Linda Mintle

When my poodle was almost 17 years of age, she suddenly took a bad turn and became disoriented with vomiting. I rushed her to the vet, thinking she was poisoned but in fact, she was dying. Her stomach was twisting […]

10 Tips for Vacation Planning for Children of Divorce

posted by Linda Mintle

Summer and holidays can be a time of challenge for children of divorce. It may be unsettling for a child to vacation with a non-custodial parent. From the child’s point of view, he/she will be in strange places, with strange […]

Autism Risk Linked to Newborn’s Placenta

posted by Linda Mintle

One in 50 children are now diagnosed with autism (CDC). Right now, there are no definitive tests to tell whether a child will develop autism, but we know that the earlier we detect autism, the better we can serve a child. […]

A Spiritual Take on Angelina Jolie’s Decision to Fight Cancer Risk

posted by Linda Mintle

So many families have been touched by cancer that just the mention of the word is scary to hear and often feels like a death sentence.  While this is not always the case and many cancers are treatable, the fear […]

Would You Do What Angelina Jolie Did?

posted by Linda Mintle

Some would call it a brave move. Others might see it as fear based. Angelina Jolie revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy to prevent getting breast or ovarian cancer. According to the New York Times, Jolie tested genetically positive […]

3 Tips to Let Go of Worry

posted by Linda Mintle

Rachel was worried about her finances. Recently divorced, she was barely making payment on all her bills. Her hours at work had been cut, her savings was dwindling and money was tight. She was surviving, but couldn’t stop worrying about […]

Is Your Marriage More Than a Contract?

posted by Linda Mintle

The way you think about marriage matters. When marriage is reduced to a set up conditions, you do this, I’ll do that… and as long as we are happy, we stay together, you’ve missed God’s design for marriage. Do you […]

Happy Mother’s Day: Building Intimate Connections

posted by Linda Mintle

This weekend lots of flowers and cards will be sent to moms who raise daughters and sons. Usually this weekend causes us to reflect on our mother-daughter relationship. It doesn’t seem to matter if our relationship is great, terrible or […]

Abercrombie Doesn’t Want Your Business If You Are This…

posted by Linda Mintle

Here we go again. More insanity from CEO MIke Jeffries of Abercrombie &Fitch. Jeffries is like the school bully who says mean things and somehow gets away with it. He is no stranger to offending people. And seems rather pleased […]

The Psychological Side of Weight Loss Surgery

posted by Linda Mintle

When Governor Chris Christie announced this week that he had weight loss surgery this past February, he made headlines. Christie has often talked about his weight, has been the brunt of late night jokes and seemed to roll with the […]

One Thing Tweens and Teens Want, But Should They?

posted by Linda Mintle

They look at Justin Bieber and all his success and think, “I can do that. I can be discovered on You Tube too!” So they post, upload, pin and tumblr– all in the hope of one thing–becoming famous! That’s right, […]

6 Signs of a Failing Relationship

posted by Linda Mintle

Kim and Mark were hopeless romantics when they fell in love. But lately, the marriage was faltering and both were considering divorce. When they came to see me, I saw six signs of distress that told me things were not […]

Could Your Kiss Be Toxic?

posted by Linda Mintle

You look at him across a crowded room, your eyes meet. You move towards him, and embrace. He’s the love of your life and reaches down to kiss you. WAIT….Stop the script. Could that kiss be toxic? Yes, according to […]

The Morning After Pill: 10 Reasons for Parental Concern

posted by Linda Mintle

  The FDA decided to lower the age limit for the morning-after pill from 17 to 15-years-of- age. The pill can be bought without a prescription and from pharmacy shelves. You will find it in the aisle next to women’s […]

Business Mind? You’ll Go Nuts Reading This!

posted by Linda Mintle

A very nice man at the VA told me that my dad couldn’t get his claims reviewed because of the sequester. Our government needs to save money. Sorry about your 92- year- old WWII Dad. I asked, “Because this is […]

Three Ways to Stop a Marriage from Divorce

posted by Linda Mintle

Ed and Jane were having marital problems.  Jane was at the point of walking out. Ed rarely spoke to her. This once loving couple was now thinking divorce. So what happened? Like too many couples, Ed and Jane waited too […]

Do You Have Bat Wing Deformity?

posted by Linda Mintle

As summer approaches and more of us are going sleeveless again, we can certainly see the jiggle that comes with aging or not working out in the gym. Yes, we would all like to have the arms of news anchors […]

Binge Eating? 8 Tips to Help You Stop

posted by Linda Mintle

In the past three months, you have binged on food at least 12 times. You hate that you do it and always feel guilty after, but something inside you compels you to do this (A binge is when you consume a […]

Discouraged? It May Be a Power Outage?

posted by Linda Mintle

Have you ever experienced a power outage? For the past two days, I have. For no apparent reason, I stopped getting power to my house. I felt completely cut off from the world, no TV, computer, ability to cook, or […]

Fear Not…How is This Possible?

posted by Linda Mintle

Fear not…a phrase that appears in 18 books of the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation, angels, prophets, apostles and Christ himself announce that we are not to fear. Job, a righteous man, felt fear and gave in to it. He […]

7 Ways to Address Fear and Live in Peace

posted by Linda Mintle

This past week has served to be a challenge when it comes to fear. People go to work and die in an explosion. Others attend a marathon and lose their limbs. Every day, we are faced with the unknown. If […]

Eating Past Feeling Full? What You Should Know

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s the weekend and you are even more anxious than ever. The opportunity to binge eat is greater in the next two days than during the week because you are home all day with food. And when you are around […]

Worried Thoughts? Take Them Captive

posted by Linda Mintle

NEGATIVE THOUGHTS =WORRY=HABIT  Every day now, I hear so much on media that could make me worry all day long! We live in uncertain times, but are not supposed to worry. Worry is a mental habit and is cued by […]

Getting Unstuck From the Black Dots of Anxiety

posted by Linda Mintle

Remember the game, Candyland? In the game, you travel along a multicolored highway to the big candy castle at the top. Along the way, you can land on these black dots and get stuck in what seems like an eternity […]

Post Boston Explosions: 8 Ways to Respond to Fear

posted by Linda Mintle

Fear is a normal response to what was witnessed at the Boston Marathon yesterday. The prospect of harm causes fear. Many were harmed and three people are now dead. Yet we cannot allow fear to get a grip on us […]

Teen’s Junk Diet Heightens Risk for Heart Disease

posted by Linda Mintle

Is your teen consuming too many processed foods and unhealthy snacks. Well consider this new study. Your teen could be at risk for heart disease. Watch the short interview. Click here for the link:

Tackling Marriage Myths and Making Marriage Work (Video Blog)

posted by Linda Mintle

Dr. Linda tackles the marriage myths: .  I am a victim of my past I can’t change. Infidelity means automatic divorce. We are just two different people. We’ve grown apart.

Divorce Proof Your Marriage

posted by Linda Mintle

Jack Hayford, gifted pastor, teacher and speaker, posed the question: “Do marriage vows matter?” It’s an important question that deserves more discussion. Hayford states that confronting the problem of divorce among Christians is not “a showdown between those who have […]

Ways to Resist the Cultural Pressure to Be Thin

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A Christian Response to Suicide

posted by Linda Mintle

This past week we all heard the tragic news of Rick Warren’s son’s suicide. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family  as they mourn this painful loss. Suicide is not a topic talked about in the church even […]

And the Worst Customer Service Retail Award Goes to…

posted by Linda Mintle

I can’t comment on heavy stuff everyday, so after yesterday’s shock and awe about Yale, I need a lighter blog! If you shop and care about customer service, check out the top 9 worst retailers for customer service according to […]

After the Admission of an Affair

posted by Linda Mintle

Susan was devastated. Her husband Dan was supposed to be in Cleveland on business. Instead he was seen vacationing in the Virgin Islands with a female co-worker. The betrayal took her by surprise. She couldn’t believe Dan would risk the […]

What Makes You Happy? 10 Secrets You Must Know

posted by Linda Mintle

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Convicted Felon for Murder and Robbery Now Teaching at Columbia University

posted by Linda Mintle

This is really hard to believe, but apparently true. As someone with a social work degree, I can’t begin to understand this. Surely, Columbia could find someone to teach who isn’t a convicted felon. According to the New York Post, […]

5 Tips to Combat Health Worries

posted by Linda Mintle

This morning I am taking my daughter to get her wisdom teeth removed. She can’t wait for it to be over and I feel the same. Even though this is a routine surgery, it is still a surgery and can […]

April Fools? Lying is No Joke!

posted by Linda Mintle

He was having an affair. The boss looked him in the eyes and said, “Pretend like this is God sitting and talking to you. Are you having an affair with a co-worker?” He looked her in the eyes and said, […]

The GOOD in Good Friday

posted by Linda Mintle

After hearing the story of Easter in Sunday School for the first time, a middle school teen sat still and stared at the floor. She had listened intently and was saddened by the way Jesus was treated on “Good Friday.” […]

The Meaning of Maundy Thursday

posted by Linda Mintle

Tonight, I will attend a Maundy Thursday service. It is part of  Holy Week leading to Easter Sunday. The word, “Maundy” is derived from the Latin word mandatum,  meaning commandment . If refers to the commandments Jesus gave His disciples at […]

The Shocking Side of Yale and Other Elite Universities: Get Ready to Be Outraged

posted by Linda Mintle

I watched an interview on the 700 Club with Nathan Harden, a 2009 graduate of Yale University. What he shared broke my heart and it will yours too! I advise you to watch it. It will open your eyes! Harden, […]

What’s in Your Refrigerator? Would You Pass the Test?

posted by Linda Mintle

Dr. Linda makes a visit to a parents home to check out what is in her refrigerator and pantry. Would you pass the 5.4.3.2.1 blast off to health? See how mom Julie does! P.S. Someone needs to learn how to […]

4 Reasons Not To Avoid Conflict

posted by Linda Mintle

I’m guessing that, “In this world, you will have trouble…” is not your favorite BIble verse to quote! But it is true, with trouble comes conflict.  Conflict is always present in our relationships and many of us don’t like to […]

Is Housework The Great Equalizer in Couples?

posted by Linda Mintle

Men, when was the last time you rolled up your sleeves and tackled the dishes? Today’s modern family has women in the workplace and men much more involved in the home and parenting. This means men and women are figuring […]

Who is Really Feeling Stressed?

posted by Linda Mintle

The good news is that stress levels are down for most Americans. We must be doing something right when it comes to handling the opportunities to let stress get the best of us. But one group is not doing so […]

Day 3: Dr. Linda on the Dr. Oz 3 Day Cleanse

posted by Linda Mintle

Day 3: Yes I am glad this is almost over! Dr. Oz always talks about food as medicine. OK, I get that but I am ready to enjoy my food again. Drinking it just doesn’t cut it when it comes […]

Day 2: Dr. Linda on the Dr. Oz 3 Day Cleanse

posted by Linda Mintle

Day 2: I am motivated to keep going. I learned a few things from Day 1 so will make a few tweaks in this plan. Starter: green tea, stevia and lemon slice.  I wasn’t as excited to drink the tea […]

Day 1: Dr. Linda on The Dr. Oz 3 Day Cleanse

posted by Linda Mintle

With all the travel and eating out, I just felt like I wanted  a DO OVER with eating. So I decided to do the Dr. Oz 3 day cleanse just to see if I would feel better and reset my […]

What Women Have More of Than Men

posted by Linda Mintle

So you are at that dinner party and you feel like you are carrying the conversation. As a woman, it’s the most natural thing to be entertaining others through verbal sparring and lively conversation. Your husband comments on how much […]

2 Physical Reasons Not to Avoid Conflict

posted by Linda Mintle

A typical question I get asked is, “Why can’t I just avoid conflict? It makes me uncomfortable. If, for example, my mother is driving me crazy, can’t I just ignore her? Or, if I get too upset talking to my […]

5 Reasons Why Bloomberg’s Obsession With Regulating Soda Won’t Work

posted by Linda Mintle

This week, a New York State judged overturned Bloomberg’s controversial ban on the consumption of large sugary drinks. Correction, Bloomberg calls it a “portion control measure”, not a ban. The ban was to go into effect on Tuesday of this […]

6 Reasons Why Your Teen Should Rethink Tanning

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s that time when high schoolers decide to hit the tanning beds in preparation for prom, Spring banquets and more. But should they be tanning? Here are my 6 reasons why teens should rethink tanning–an important conversation to have with […]

Guest Blogger Tammy Stauffer on the Lose it App for Weight Loss

posted by Linda Mintle

So, the other day I was listening as my petite, cute-as-a-pixie friend explained to me how she needs to get serious about losing weight and is using the Lose It App and actually lost a few pounds. Before you run […]

Tebow, Wrestling With Principalities and Powers

posted by Linda Mintle

A year ago, I wrote a blog about why people hate Tim Tebow. One reason was because the Gospel offends. So this weekend, when Tebow is once again slated to speak at a private religious institution, am I surprised that […]

Complaints About Your Spouse? Tend Your Own Garden!

posted by Linda Mintle

 “I can’t live with this man. He makes me crazy. I constantly have to remind him of even the simplest things. He’s like having another child.” “She would make anyone insane. She always tells me what to do. All she […]

Do Peers Make Teens Stupid?

posted by Linda Mintle

Why do teens do things with their friends that they would never do by themselves? A part of the answer might have to do with the developing brain of a teen. Specifically, adolescents are wired in ways that lend to […]

Guest Blog: Dr. Rita Hancock on Hope For Pain Sufferers

posted by Linda Mintle

Guest blogger Dr. Rita Hancock, Board-certified Pain Management, treats people holistically. Author of Radical Well-Being and The Eden Diet, you can find out more about her at her website, www.RitaHancock.com   As a pain management specialist, I see patients on […]

Risk Factors for Eating Disorders

posted by Linda Mintle

NATIONAL EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK ends today. Be informed. Encourage someone who struggles to get help! What causes eating disorders? This simple question has a complex answer. Families are mystified as to what makes a 16 year-old jeopardize her health. […]

Free and Easy Stress Buster

posted by Linda Mintle

I’ve written about it before. I trained residents, librarians, social workers, teachers and others in this easy stress buster. It’s free, it’s easy and it will save money on your health care costs. What is it? SMILING! Your facial gestures […]

Help for Eating Disorders

posted by Linda Mintle

If you or someone you love has an eating disorder, it’s best to get help quickly. Treatment can save your life! The longer you stay in your abnormal eating habits, the more ingrained they become. The first step is to […]

Parent Alienation Syndrome

posted by Linda Mintle

In the 1980s, a forensic psychiatrist coined the term parental alienation syndrome (PAS) to describe the efforts of one parent to turn his or her children against the other. The syndrome involves deliberate mental and emotional abuse that can occur […]

Why The Biggest Loser Loses Me

posted by Linda Mintle

I’ve worked with obese people for years. My biggest client weighed almost 650 pounds, so I am sensitive to the plight of people who are morbidly obese. But I just can’t get into the Biggest Loser television show and here […]

Now I Know Why I Hate Exercise!

posted by Linda Mintle

I saw this story yesterday in the Wall Street Journal on exercise and I had to write about it. Finally, something that made sense in terms of why I hate to exercise! Like you, I know the importance of exercise. […]

Parenting Preschools: One Change Makes a Huge Difference

posted by Linda Mintle

Preschoolers learn by  imitating others. So is it any wonder that if the average preschooler spends 4.5 hours a day (way to much!) in front of a TV, that the content would teach him or her a thing or two? […]

Is Your Co-Worker’s Affair Any of Your Business?

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s no secret that Andrew and his co-worker, Renee were having an affair at the office. What is surprising is that no one seems to care! According to Vault.com’s 2013 Office Romance Survey, the majority of people surveyed thought that office […]

Feel Alone in Marriage?

posted by Linda Mintle

Feeling alone in your marriage? Well you are not alone–at least when it comes to that feeling. According to a comprehensive study of marriage by Penn State researcher Paul Amato and others, couples are spending less time together than ever. […]

The Benefit of Romance

posted by Linda Mintle

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my 92 year old father! Love is definitely the topic of today. Love has many benefits, especially when we are talking about romantic love. Did you know that having a romantic relationship makes […]

Singles and Sex: The Survey Says…

posted by Linda Mintle

According to an online survey of 5,481 singles, ages 21 and older, who are not in a relationship, conducted by Market Tools Inc. for Match.com (Margin of error plus/minus 1.32 percentage points), this is what singles are saying about their sexual […]

Single Women Share What They Want From Single Men

posted by Linda Mintle

Ladies, it is your turn. A singles survey of almost 5500 unattached adults conducted by MarketTools.com for Match.com sheds light on what singles look for in potential relationships. And yes, physical attraction still makes the list. I already blogged on […]

Single Men Share What They Want From Single Women

posted by Linda Mintle

You’ve heard the saying, “Put your money where your mouth is?” Well if you are single, this idea may have some merit. A singles survey of almost 5500 unattached adults conducted by MarketTools.com for Match.com sheds light on what singles […]

Prime Time TV: The Gospel Hour(s) for Sexuality

posted by Linda Mintle

I was reviewing a large study on the sexual attitudes of singles and I was surprised by how much shift has occurred regarding sexuality. And then I wasn’t surprised when I began to think about how media preach their nightly […]

Brain Dead? Why You Can’t Use That Excuse!

posted by Linda Mintle

Ever heard this conversation between two people at work? ” I am so brain dead, I can’t do another thing today.” “I know, right. We are way overworked. And I heard that we only use 90% of our brains! I […]

Three Divorce Predictors

posted by Linda Mintle

It may surprise you what researchers Alan Booth,  Paul Amato and colleagues at Penn State found to be important predictors of divorce when they studied long term marriage and divorce. 1) Couples who do NOT own a house. House owners are […]

Dr. Linda’s 10 Super Bowl Highlights

posted by Linda Mintle

Super Bowl  is a bit like Christmas.- the hype outweighs the actual event. Don’t get me wrong, it turned out to be a good game even though I was routing for San Francisco. But all the hoopla surrounding the game […]

Superbowl? Super Calories! Press Pause Before You Eat!

posted by Linda Mintle

Are you ready for some football? How about the snacks? Super bowl can mean super calories. Move over Thanksgiving! Let the calories begin! Public health advocate, Charles Platkin, editor of DietDetective.com provides some exercise equivalents to combat those handful of […]

Need a Promotion? Consider Marriage and Your Gender

posted by Linda Mintle

Want to live longer, stay healthy? Get married! True, but how does marriage impact the work place, specifically, does it help with promotions? The answer depends on your gender. Women NO; Men YES A study that looked at college professors […]

Want an Edge on Losing Weight?

posted by Linda Mintle

Want an edge on losing weight? You might consider the TIMING of your meal. An interesting study conducted in Spain with Tufts University and the University of Murcia, looked at the timing of meals. Specifically, they wanted to see if […]

Could The Way You Start a Fight Predict Divorce?

posted by Linda Mintle

Jenna was really mad at her husband. He promised to come home at a reasonable hour. She cooked a fabulous meal, got the kids to bed but sat waiting in the silence. Two hours after his scheduled arrival, husband Tom […]

Is “Sin” a Bad Word in Church?

posted by Linda Mintle

Sunday, I heard a sermon on sanctification. The pastor was direct with the congregation. If you are cohabitating and having sex, you are sinning. If you are looking at pornography, you are sinning. If you cheat on your taxes, you […]

Stressed? A Quick and Easy Way to Relax

posted by Linda Mintle

The next time you feel tension creeping into your body, try this: If you, like millions of Americans, feel stressed out and in need of a long vacation you can’t afford to take, don’t sweat it. There is a lot […]

Are You A Compulsive or Binge Eater?

posted by Linda Mintle

Are you a compulsive overeating? Do you binge eat? What are the signs of emotional eating? Julie is frustrated with her weight. She has been steadily gaining for months and can’t stop bingeing on candy. The more her weight goes […]

Mr. President, Can We Talk?

posted by Linda Mintle

I watched a few moments of Beyonce at the inauguration. She was beautiful, talented and carried herself well. Yesterday, she was the topic of controversy. Did she sing the national anthem live? Apparently not, despite the dramatic ripping out of […]

PARENT QUESTION: What to do if my toddler stutters?

posted by Linda Mintle

My daughter is two and half and is beginning to stutter. Up until now, she has been a good talker. But when she gets excited, we’ve noticed she stutters, like her brain can’t catch up to her mouth. We are […]

Who Dunnit? Why Do it? Te’o’s Bizarre Hoax

posted by Linda Mintle

The story of Notre Dame’s football player, Manti Te’o, is just bizarre. It’s like trying to figure out who dunnit in CLUE. If you haven’t heard, the short story is that Manti Te’o’s girlfriend  was in a car accident and […]

A Beauty Queen Can’t be Called Pretty? Love Your Opinion

posted by Linda Mintle

Sportscaster, Brean Musburger, apologized for his comments about a football player’s girlfriend. During the Alabama/Notre Dame BCS National Championship Game, the camera found Miss Alabama, Katherine Webb, the girlfriend of the Alabama quarterback. Upon seeing her on camera, Musburger commented,  ” […]

8 Reasons Why We Need to Forgive Lance Armstrong

posted by Linda Mintle

When Lance Armstrong appears on Oprah this week, word is that he admits to doping during his cycling career. What makes his admission so grievous is that he repeatedly denied allegations of doping levied against him for years and went […]

Social Media May Be Evidence Against You in Divorce

posted by Linda Mintle

Up against a tough situation with your divorce or child custody case? Family law attorney, Christian Badali, a partner at Weber Gallagher says, shut down your social media. It can be used against you. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers […]

Les Miserable or Django Unchained: More Grace or More Violence?

posted by Linda Mintle

I finally was able to see the movie version of Les Miserable. Stunning performances by the actors, beautiful cinematography and an incredible story of grace and forgiveness. One could not help but be moved by the message—every life is of […]

Could the Mental Health of Expectant Fathers Impact The Unborn?

posted by Linda Mintle

I’ve written several articles on the impact of the mom’s mental health on the development of her unborn baby, but what about the dad? Could the mental health of the father also impact his unborn child? A study published in Pediatrics provides […]

Blow to the Head? What Happens to the Brain?

posted by Linda Mintle

With all the football players leaving the field  for concussions and nasty hits during the playoffs, we need to be thinking about traumatic brain injury (TBI). What really happens when someone suffers a blow either by accident, in a sport […]

Cut 4 Bieber: Why Fans Are Hurting Themselves

posted by Linda Mintle

Bieber fever has spiked  a dangerous high in the past week. #Cut4Bieber began trending as a prompt for female fans to cut themselves in order to protest Bieber’s alleged smoking of pot. Beiber was caught on camera holding what looked […]

Trigger Happy Mom or Failed Penal System?

posted by Linda Mintle

An Atlanta mom hides her kids in a crawl space and armed herself to take on an intruder. Yet, MSN reports the mom as a trigger happy woman! So let’s understand this. A man knocks on her door. She believes […]

Why I Don’t Make New Year Resolutions

posted by Linda Mintle

It’s been one full week in January and most of you who made New Year Resolutions are already feeling failed Don’t feel bad. I think the idea that once a year we decide to change our lives, is a set […]

What Kardashian Baby News Really Represents

posted by Linda Mintle

The big news this new year? Kim Kardashian is now pregnant with boyfriend, Kanye West. So get ready people, we have nine months of incessant media coverage that will satisfy anyone’s appetite for minutia. Apparently we are completely fascinated with anything […]

Take the Family Quiz: Could You Prevent Violence?

posted by Linda Mintle

Take the family quiz to evaluate how well you are doing when it comes to raising nonviolent kids. Given all the violence in the news, are there things you do to raise children who are peaceful, loving and kind? Take […]

Bump Your Phone for Way Too Much Information!

posted by Linda Mintle

When you think you’ve heard it all, you know you haven’t! Here is an App I never saw coming. It uses Bump Technology. If you’ve never heard of what it means to “bump” your smart phone, let me explain. Bump […]

Don’t Keep Eating: 5 Tips to Pace Yourself Through the New Year

posted by Linda Mintle

As a weight loss expert, I know that so much of losing weight is won in the mind. And the easiest thing to do the day after Christmas is to give in to overeating. Many of us think, “Oh well, […]

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

posted by Linda Mintle

Wishing all my readers a very Merry Christmas.  Christ is Born!

When Darkness Gave Way to Light

posted by Linda Mintle

Christmas is not an easy time when a loved one is nearing death. I know this first hand, as I had to say goodbye to my mom two years ago. Mom knew the Lord and was not afraid to die. […]

The New Normal? Children Born Outside of Marriage

posted by Linda Mintle

More children are now being born outside of marriage, according to a new study by the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values. Click on the photo to watch this short interview to learn how this impacts children.

It’s All Relative: 10 Come Backs to Family Digs

posted by Linda Mintle

There is no place like home for the holidays unless it is filled with family members who seem to have nothing better to do then criticize or complain. So to maintain a little peace on earth, think about how you […]

Physical and Emotional Reactions to Grief

posted by Linda Mintle

Today is the anniversary of my mother’s death. It has been two years and I miss her! And today, families are burying their loved ones in Connecticut. Grief can overwhelm but we can get through it. Grief is a normal […]

Reassurance, Identifying Kids at Risk and Forgiveness: Dr. Linda on CBN News

posted by Linda Mintle

This morning I spoke to CBN news about reassuring your children as they return to school after the horrific shootings. Watch this short interview for tips on what to do, how to identify kids at risk and the importance of […]

Ways To Help You Deal with the Connecticut Shootings

posted by Linda Mintle

I’m sure we all feel somewhat traumatized and emotionally exhausted from the events that took place on December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. Our hearts go out to parents and loved ones who will begin […]

Coping With the Sudden Death of a Child

posted by Linda Mintle

The death of a child is one of the most difficult life events: Children are supposed to outlive their parents. The painful loss of a child by sudden death is not something any parent ever wants to experience. It’s out […]

5 Tips to Fight the Holiday Blues

posted by Linda Mintle

The holidays can bring overwhelming demands, over commitment, worries about finances, and unrealistic expectations. Sometimes, as a reaction to all the busyness, we find ourselves feeling down or little blue. So how can you fight those down feelings? 1) Think […]

Healthy Strategies to Handle Marital Differences

posted by Linda Mintle

Joe and Rachel were fighting over a common parenting issue. Of course, both were convinced they were right because of the way they were raised. Differences noted, but they had to come to some agreement as to how to actually […]

12-12-12: Wedding Date and Global Day of Worship

posted by Linda Mintle

The final popular consecutive date sequence in our lifetime, 12-12-12 is today! Some people want to make it a day to remember. According to Danielle Lerner, a survey by David’s Bridal estimates 43% of brides have considered planning their wedding […]

Negotiating Holidays With Divorced Parents

posted by Linda Mintle

Jennifer wonders if it possible to satisfy everyone’s expectations for the holidays? She and her husband Sam both have divorced parents. This means four sets of parents want to see their grandkids for Christmas. And to complicate things, they all […]

Does Your Doctor Pay Attention to You? 10 Ways to Know

posted by Linda Mintle

You wait for the doctor to come in to the exam room. The wait seems like an eternity. The table is cold and so are you because the gown is so thin. You wish he would just show up. He […]

Guest Blogger Wendy Griffith Asks, Are You Worth the Price of Dinner?

posted by Linda Mintle

Anchor woman,Wendy Griffith’ feels strongly about men and dinner dates. Read her guest blog and let us know. Do you agree?  In today’s world, it can sometimes be confusing about who pays on a date.  Stop right there!  Ladies, there […]

Stressed? Do You Have the Resources?

posted by Linda Mintle

Today’s blog is a a video blog on how to reduce stress using your resources. Of course, your greatest resource is your relationship with God. He is always with you, empowers you through His Holy Spirit and will walk you […]

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