Doing Life Together

I don’t like to write about politics but I am really over this debt ceiling decision! I’m tired of all the fear tactics and bullying! This is what it feels like to me. We’ve got parents who haven’t paid attention to the family. Then a crisis arises and suddenly family members need to shape up…

Sometimes, people do the right thing for the right reasons. Today was one of those days. My dryer has been acting up again. Because of the multiple repairs, I have an extended warranty. At least I thought I did. For some bizarre reason, I found out that my dryer had a one year warranty while…

Today Casey Anthony was released from a Florida jail and an angry group of people were there to yell and hold up signs decreeing her guilt. People are angry even though the justice system worked the way it was supposed to in this case. There was not enough evidence to link this questionable mother to…

I am weighing in on the ridiculous position of a physician and lawyer who argue that extremely obese children in dangerously poor health should be placed in foster care. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) should never have printed the opinions of these two people who posit foster care is a more ethical…

Just returned from an amazing weekend with mothers and teen daughters at THE GREAT ESCAPE conference at Sandy Cove Conference Center in North East Maryland. I spoke on the topic of my latest book, I Love My Mother But…And while we know that mothers are not perfect, we also know that daughters often expect them…

I’m reposting this from last year since there was such a great response to the topic. Offering parents a little help with teens and tanning.   It’s summer and we live in a beach town. And my daughter is going to college in another beach town. As we approach the beginning of the school year,…

Hopefully, now that the sentencing is over and we know that Casey Anthony will be released next week, we can all move on from this morbid fascination with this very disturbed woman’s life. The best thing that could happen would be for her to be released with no theatrics. For the media and the public…

As a family therapist, the inside look at the Casey Anthony family was all too familiar.  Family members lying, covering up for one another, accusations of incest, neglect, cut off, lack of empathy and out of control behavior. It is the type of behavior therapists like me see in inpatient units at psychiatric hospitals. Children…

When my diabetic father visited me in June, I stocked the refrigerator with cases of diet sodas per his request. Ever since he was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, he has had at least one to two diet drinks a day and is 90 years old. Since the cans were at arms reach, I found…

I am a huge tennis fan and deeply disappointed in the lack of exciting American men on the tennis singles front. In the Wimbledon finals tomorrow, I will be routing for Nadal but where is the next McEnroe or Sampras? Since the Americans aren’t contenders, I’m probably switching to the Casey Anthony trial which, yes,…

Linda Mintle
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Linda Mintle

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

Dr. Linda has her Ph.D. in Urban Health and Clinical Psychology and is a national expert on mental health. She has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders, anxiety, depression and pain management. With 30 years of clinical experience working with couples, families and individuals, she brings her common-sense approach to people who want to live in positive mental health.

Dr. Linda is also a bestselling author with 20 book titles to her credit, a radio host of the Dr. Linda Mintle show, professor, national speaker, winner of the Mom’s Choice Award, a national news consultant, featured writer for Beliefnet and hosts her own website. Her academic appointments keep 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.

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 everyday living. The ease she has with people, coupled with her clinical training and experience makes her a sought-after speaker on college campuses, 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 integrate faith and mental health in everyday living.

Check out her latest book co-authored with physician, Dr. James Kribs, Living beyond Pain, a whole-person approach to manage pain and get your life back.

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