Doing Life Together

Merry Christmas everyone! We all know this won’t be Christmas as usual. The good news is that despite a pandemic, Christmas is not cancelled! However, it’s going to require a little psychological flexibility to handle this holiday with grace! We need to continue to be mindful of staying safe for a little longer. One positive…

It’s a familiar part of the Christmas story. In Luke 1,  Zechariah is told by the angel, Gabriel, that his wife Elizabeth would have a child. This proclamation was surprising because Elizabeth and Zechariah were infertile and had been praying for a child for years. Now, past the normal age of child bearing, the couple…

“I can’t believe he just broke up with me!” Anna is headed for the ice cream and about to engage in stress eating. This happens all the time. Holidays are no exception. In fact, they are more difficult because goodies and treats abound! This abundance of tempting foods makes it so much easier to stress…

It’s been a difficult year and we are all ready for some Christmas cheer. However, many of us aren’t feeling too joyful. We are weary of the pandemic, lock downs, stay at home orders, and social distancing. We just want to put our arms around our loved ones, greet our friends with a hug, and…

  It’s been a tough year with increases in substance use and overdoses. Relapse is a real concern for anyone in recovery during the holidays. Drinking is a commercial part of the holiday celebration for many people and it has worsened during the pandemic. People in your household may drink or you may find yourself…

  Jake was only 19-years-old when he found himself addicted to opioids. It all started with removal of his wisdom teeth and a prescription for narcotics to help with the pain. Quickly, he moved from use to compulsive use and found himself drug seeking on the streets. At the age of 20, he died of…

We hear a lot about emotionally intelligent people Who are they and how can we find them? Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to be aware of your own feelings and those of another person. It allows you to understand your feelings and to use your understanding as a guide for decisions and actions. It…

  As you prepare this week for the Thanksgiving celebration and feast again on the Thanksgiving meal, take a moment to reflect on the importance of this less commercial holiday. Thanksgiving is a once a year reminder of the goodness of God. It is a time to pause and intentionally attend to the blessings we…

Lately, there has been disturbing news of religious leaders betraying the trust of their followers. Many are asking, do we have a crisis of leadership? Or is God cleaning up His church? What has been done in secret is coming to the light. I’ve lived long enough to see a number of religious leaders get…

“Truth is so obscure in these times, and falsehood so established, that, unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.” Blaise Pascal We have a real crisis in America. No, I am not talking about the pandemic, the elections, the national debt and such. We have a crisis of not telling the truth. People…

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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