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“Insightful, practical, heartfully and psychologically sound, The Pathway to Love provides the steppingstones to creating genuine love in your life.  It is a must-read for those who value honesty, authentic commitment to self and other, and appreciate relationship as a vehicle to self-actualization.”

—Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation~Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential


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You will wonder at times how she knew about you and a particular significant other because she seems to describe you and the relationship to a T. And, when you read the last page you will wish you had read it years and a number of relationships earlier.

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I have read other books on this topic which spoke to me... This book, which I got in the Kindle version, pulled it all together for me--the biology, personal values, self identity, the human quest for belonging and intimacy. The book... brought to me great understanding. I wish I had ordered the paper version with the workbook. I ended up going back and ordering it.

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“Families with Special Needs Kids” Sunday October 17, 1:30PM PST– LATalkLive

This week’s Guest: Tamar Colen, LCSW 

Being a parent under the best of circumstances is challenging. Parenting is filled with highs and lows and brings challenges to the relationship between parents. When you have a child or children with special needs, the challenges multiply. Please join me and my guest, Tamar Colen, LCSW as we discuss the journey that families travel from the time of diagnosis to acceptance. We will be exploring the different ways individuals, couples, siblings and extended family members react, adapt, manage, and celebrate life as they know it. You will learn what gifts are available to those that travel these waters and what can help you stay afloat during the difficult times.

If you or someone you know have any family members with special needs, tune in and join the conversation! 

About Tamar: Tamar Colen is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and adults who are struggling to overcome a difficult crisis.  As a therapist and a parent she understands the underlying dynamics that affect a family when a child is diagnosed with ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression or any other special need.  Parents can feel overwhelmed, sad, angry, and often have a hard time knowing how to help their children.  Tamar Colen has worked with parents, siblings and the child to help them cope with the realties, learn how to manage the challenges, find strength in their relationships, and have hope and awareness of the gifts in the process. 

Tamar Colen has been treating clients in private practice for over fifteen years.  She has been married for 22 years and is the parent of three children.  Her youngest daughter was diagnosed with Autism over 10 years ago.

To learn more about Tamar and her services, please visit www.TamarColen.com or call 310-643-7331.

If you want more information on resources available to support you and your family, please visit:

Lafeat.org - Los Angeles families for effective autism treatment

Tacanow.org. -  Talk about curing autism


“Coming Out Kinky” Sunday October 10, 1:30PM PST– LATalkLive

This week’s Guest: Jean Franzblau, actress, playwright, corporate trainer and producer of “Coming Out Kinky”

Sexuality is defined in many ways. Some like it hot, some like it not. The journey toward sexual maturity is not as straight forward as you may think. There are many people who suffer from shame, fear and isolation as they begin to experiment with different approaches to sexual relationships and their own sexual proclivities. Join me and my guest Jean Franzblau as we discuss the various ways people enjoy and explore their sexuality, including how to find your way to a healthy relationship with your own sexuality and sexual preferences. This will be one stimulating conversation and one you won’t want to miss (although viewer discretion is advised, especially for those under aged).

About Jean: Jean Franzblau is a corporate trainer and the writer/performer and producer of the play, Coming Out Kinky - A Grown Up Story. As a corporate professional, Jean has given presentations on topics such as customer service, communicating with diplomacy and stress management in six countries for up to three hundred people. As an artist, she started off as a kid performer in Hollywood, Florida. After UCLA and a summer of study at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Jean was cast as Libby in Neil Simon's I Ought To Be in Pictures at the Long Beach Playhouse. She also won the part of Darcy in the NBC telefilm, Her Last Chance, with Jenna Elfman and Kelly Martin. Jean debuted her YouTube film, Internet Dating thirteen years ago. With film festival screenings and pitch meetings under her belt, Jean has produced thirty-three more videos along with the preview theatrical production of Coming Out Kinky. 

Check out Jean’s new video and website for her show:  www.KinkyJean.com


“The Aftermath of Affairs: Healing as a Couple” - Sunday October 27, 1:30PM PST - LATalkLive

This Week’s Guest: Todd Creager, LCSW

Affairs happen. There are many reasons why people go outside their committed relationship or marriage to seek connection. Sometimes it's sexual, sometimes emotional, sometimes psychological and many times all three. It can be about what's wrong or missing in the relationship or about what's wrong or missing in the individual, or both. 

Regardless, once a partner or spouse finds out about a betrayal, the relationship goes into crisis. There are many issues to understand and tasks to address before a couple can heal. Some relationships will survive, some will thrive, and some will end. Join me and my guest Todd Creager, LCSW as we explore what it takes to recover from the aftermath of an affair. If you or someone you know has gone through a betrayal, it's important to know that it doesn't have to mean the end;  the crisis can be transformed into the beginning of something better. With the high percentage of people in committed relationships admitting to having an affair at some point in their lives, this is a show you won't want to miss.

About Todd: Todd Creager is a marriage and sex therapist who helps individuals and couples rekindle passion.  The name of his company is the Todd Creager Center for Successful Relationships, Inc. He has a talent for helping people become motivated to create new patterns in their lives that lead to more satisfying relationships and experiences.  He is the author of “The Long, Hot Marriage” a highly regarded and practical book that will help you see your relationship more clearly and gives you exercises that will help you develop the emotional muscle to bring the best out of your partner and yourself.  The feedback of the book has been remarkable! 

He has a private practice in Huntington Beach, CA and has been helping couples and individuals for 30 years.  In addition to his private practice, he helps people via teleseminars and webinars, live events and other informational products.

He has been a guest as a relationship expert on many radio and TV shows including the FOX Morning News, KCAL 9 in LA, Playboy Radio, and the Mancow Muller Show.  He has recently done a camera shoot for Oprah Winfrey Network where he will be the therapist on an episode of the show “Unfaithful.”  He worked with a couple for the show and it will air in February or March (2013). 

He also trains others in the field of psychotherapy.  He is an instructor at the USC School of Social Work, helping graduate students learn the theory and practice of becoming professional therapists.  He also does many other trainings instructing therapists in the field of marriage and sex therapy.  

As a speaker, Todd Creager talks helps people in their relationships- with their spouses, with their coworkers and customers and with themselves. His dynamic, down to earth and inspiring way of speaking has been engaging audiences worldwide for many years.  His target audiences are growth-oriented people, business leaders and health professionals. Todd Creager is a marriage and sex therapist who helps individuals and couples rekindle passion.  He is the author of “The Long, Hot Marriage,” a highly regarded and endorsed book.  He has a private practice in Huntington Beach, CA.  He also helps people via webinars, live events and informational products.  He has been on numerous TV and radio shows most recently on KCAL News in LA and the Fox Morning News in San Diego. He has also been on Playboy Radio, the Mancow Muller Show and is about to be on the Oprah Winfrey Network as a therapist on the show, “Unfaithful.”. He is an instructor at the USC School of Social Work, helping graduate students learn the theory and practice of becoming professional therapists.


“The Early Years: Building Relationship Skills in Early Childhood” - Sunday October 13, 1:30PM PST - LATalkLive

Today's Guest: Anita de la Puente, MA, Early Childhood Development Expert, Director of The Growing Place Child Development Center

Building relationships begins at birth. We come into this world as social beings and start learning how to navigate the world of relationships the minute we come out of the womb.  The world of relationships begins to expand exponentially once a child reaches the age of 3 or 4. This is the time that children learn how to build connections, resolve conflict, get their needs met, and become members of a larger social group. Join me and my guest Anita de la Puente as we explore how young children naturally build relationships and how you can help your young ones develop the skills needed to create successful relationships throughout their lifetime.  This topic is so important and one you won't want to miss. Remember, there is always something new to learn about yourself and others around you.

See you Sunday! 

About Anita:  Anita de la Puente is a Director at The Growing Place Child Development Center in Santa Monica where she has worked for almost 18 years.  Anita has her M. A. in Early Childhood Education and B.A. in Child & Adolescent Development. She is a member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) as well as (ACEI) Association for Childhood Education International. Anita has visited many early childhood centers and attended study group tours of high quality early childhood programs in California, New Mexico, Oregon, Illinois and Italy. Prior to her work at The Growing Place, Anita owned and operated her own childcare program in her home for 6 years while raising her two children.

Anita believes that all children are competent and capable in their own right and should be respected as any other human is respected. The role of adults in children’s lives is to introduce them to the world by exposing them to age appropriate learning environments where they can make meaning out of different experiences and become strong and thoughtful individuals in the process. Anita wishes for all children to have the opportunity to become deep thinkers by experiencing these thought provoking environments rather than by practicing skills to the test. For example, instead of teaching preschoolers to recite the ABC’s,  Anita would support children in learning the alphabet by beginning with something more personal and familiar to them such as the letters in their  own names and then those names in their families. Every young child is motivated to learn through what she knows about her relationships around her because they are meaningful. 

With regard to discipline and young children, Anita follows the idea that when adults treat children with the expectation that children have a role in the home or school, children are happy to be in that role even as early as 2-1/2!   At this age, children naturally want to be independent and they want to contribute. The other part of that idea is that they need to know that there is a plan. That is, when things are broken down into simple steps, they can comprehend, anticipate and know that something is coming. When this happens, they are much more likely to comply to an adult request. They will also learn to become great problem solvers and creative thinkers!

Together with these ideas and her experience, Anita is currently working on raising awareness for parents about the stages of early childhood and how to maximize their relationship with their child as well as maximize their child’s significant early childhood development for a becoming a lifelong learner and a passionate, caring and successful human being. 

To contact Anita, please go to Email:  Anita@growingplace.com   Website:  www.growingplace.com


“Making Your Dreams Come True (and supporting the dreams of those you love)” - Sunday October 6, 1:30PM PST - LATalkLive

This Week's Guest: Nadine Lajoie

Everyone has dreams for how they'd like to live their life. Just because you are part of a couple does not mean you stop having dreams for yourself and your life. Sometimes you have goals that include your significant other, other times you will have individual goals for yourself. Going for your dreams takes commitment, passion and a lot of support. Join me and my guest Nadine Lajoie as we explore how to make your dreams come true. We will discuss what it takes to keep your dreams alive and what it takes to support the people you love in making their dreams come true. Share your dreams with us and let's all support each other in creating the life you want!

About Nadine:  International Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Speaker and America’s High Speed Success Coach, Nadine Lajoie (pronounced lage-wah) was retired and millionaire at age 41 and also became a “Champion Motorcycle Racer who Sings like an Angel”, Radio Host and Co-Founder of “Teen CEO Reality TV Show”.  She is training and “IN-Powering” entrepreneurs worldwide to achieve high performance, ACCELERATE your success and put your business and life on the fast track, with her “Prosperity R.A.C.I.N.G System to Succes" TM    Featured on USA Today, ABC, FOX and CBS Money Watch, #1 Best-Selling Author of “Win The Race of Life”, a fourth-times Book Award finalist in USA and London, she also co-authored with Les Brown, another #1 Best-Seller book: ”Fight for your Dreams”.  Nadine was featured in magazines along with Oprah Winfrey, Donald Trump and Zig Ziglar and shared big stages like TEDx, California Women’s Conference, among Top Speakers in the Country like Jamie Lee Curtis, Les Brown, Marcia Cross, Jeane Houston, Marianne Williamson. Michael B. Beckwith, Dr. John Gray, Adam Markel, Berny Dohrmann, just to name a few.

Nadine is also the founder of the ultimate experience and mastermind “R.A.C.I.N.G. TO SUCCESS” TM, the world premier leadership training at the racetrack for business owners, leaders and entrepreneurs, where her energy, knowledge and experience will transform and guide you with tools and strategies to achieve high performance, ACCELERATE your success and put you on the fast track with her “Prosperity R.A.C.I.N.G System”" TM to drive you into actions to realize your dreams with balance and passion…at 180 mph!

For more information on Nadine Lajoie, please visit www.nadineracing.com