Doing Life Together

The pandemic has made the normal celebrations of Easter and Holy Week more challenging this year. During Palm Sunday, I worshipped on-line without my palm branch in hand. Instead, I had my coffee cup! The glorious music came through my computer screen. And while I am glad for the technology, it’s not the same electrically…

Is it time to do a little self-examination when it comes to your intimate relationship? Have you ever taken the time to think about how you can be the best partner? What does it take to go the long haul? Because I believe prevention and maintenance go a long way, let’s talk about this so…

Recently, I was on a morning drive radio show. The producer sent me an article on shopping revenge. According to a news report, a whole bunch of us will have a pandemic response of revenge shopping when COVID restrictions are listed. Well, I am not sure if this is an implanted suggestion to urge us…

Jason left home to attend college when he was 18. Church attendance was a low priority. None of his friends were Christians. After growing up in the church, he found himself surrounded by people who never discussed faith and professors who were actively hostile to religion. After graduation, he got a job in business but…

My daughter and I were talking about gambling the other night. She told me that most of her young adult guy friends gamble. We agreed, what a waste of money. But is there more to this past time than simply throwing your money away? Is the cultural acceptance of gambling leading to more problems than…

A 1938 stage play involved a husband who tried to drive his wife to insanity. His method? Make her think reality wasn’t real by telling her the dimming lights in their home were not dimming at all. Now, during the 1930s, lights were powered by gas. So when the husband turned down the gas lamps…

A young Navy wife comes to therapy: Wife: All my husband does is leave for deployments. I am tired of this and I don’t like it!  Me: Did you know this was part of the job when you married him? Wife: Yes but I don’t like it. He doesn’t meet my needs. He’s never around. …

I cry during movies!  Toy Story 3 is a double whammy. The tears begin when Andy leaves the toys for college. Then we see all the toys holding hands when they are about to be incinerated. The scene is a tear jerker! Or how about when Mufasa dies in Lion King and his young cub…

“I can’t imagine what it must have been like to go through what you just did. It sounds awful and I am here to listen.” Do you have someone in your life who offers this type of support and listening ear? If you do, consider yourself blessed. You know someone with empathy. Unfortunately, those people seem…

The biblical story of Jonah is a familiar one if you grew up with flannel boards in Sunday school. It’s a story that has all the elements of a good movie. In the story, God tells Jonah, a Hebrew, to go to Nineveh, a pagan godless city whose king and people hate the Hebrews. Jonah…

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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