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“Parenting Teens: Challenges, Trials and Triumphs” - Sunday September 29, 1:30PM PST - LATalkLive

This week's guest: John Webber, MA

Adolescence is all about individuation and separation from parents. It's a tricky time. It's important to balance all the needs that your teens has—you need to set limits and reinforce boundaries while allowing your teen to make choices and learn from his mistakes. You need to keep your teen safe while supporting her independence and mastery of life skills. And, you need to do all this while dealing with a child that rolls her eyes when you say something wise, pushes the boundaries on a regular basis, does stupid things from time to time, and rejects you every time you suggest you go out and see a movie together on a Saturday night.

Join me and my guest John Webber, MA as we discuss the challenges, trials and triumphs that come with the unique relationship that exist between parents and adolescents. We both bring professional and personal experience and would love to have you join the conversation.  Whether you are a parent of a teen, a teen yourself, or remember your own rite of passage, we want to hear from you! 

All perspectives count. There are wonderful things about parenting teens and there are many challenges. This is an exciting, scary, and difficult time for children as they make the transition from child to adult. We can learn all learn from each other. So let's get started.

See you Sunday!

About John: John Webber is a Marriage and Family Therapist, Registered Intern, who has worked a psychotherapist, television producer, news editor and college professor.

Although he had an early interest in medicine and psychology, he started his career in television news and documentaries as a cameraman and editor. He went on to hold several positions in film and television production, including management of news and studio operations, and as a lecturer on media, film and television production, and advertising. In 2006, his documentary, focused on therapy for autistic children, was nominated for an Emmy Award.

In 2008 John realized he still had a desire to work as a therapist and entered a graduate program in counseling psychology. As a post graduate he continued a nearly 4-year training internship at The Jewish Family and Children’s Service in Long Beach In 20012 he began working in a private practice in Hermosa Beach, CA under the supervision of Dr. Ron Glick.

Currently John is building his private practice and counsels individual adults, adolescents, children, couples and families. His integrative approach uses aspects of psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and existential therapies. He enjoys counseling adolescents and their parents through the challenges that these relationships endure. He finds it rewarding to help families and individuals grow through life transitions in a positive way.

John and his wife of 21 years are raising three teens of their own. He shares that he finds this as challenging as any parent; but is able to use his experiences to better understand and help parents and teen-agers improve their relationships.

John holds a master’s of science degree in marital and family therapy, a bachelor’s degree in communications and is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. In the community he has served as an assistant scoutmaster, baseball and softball coach, a PTA legislative chairman and as a member of the citizen’s advisory board for The Pediatric Therapy Network.

For more information:  www.therapywirks.weebly.com


“Soul Mates--Do They Exist and How Do We Recognize Them?” Sunday August 11, 1:30PM PST– LATalkLive

This week’s guest: Amira Celon

We would all love to believe in soulmates—that special someone with whom we are destined to meet and reunite in love. But what really is a soulmate and do they really exist? And if so, how do we recognize one. Whether you believe in souls, soulmates and life after death—or one who believes in neither, this show will provide you insights into the subject. Join me and my guest as we explore the world of relationships that extend beyond our lifetime here on earth. This show will definitely affirm your beliefs, challenge your beliefs, and leave you wanting more!

P.S. Amira will do a short reading on the air so you won’t want to miss it! Call in and she just might do one for you!

About Amira: Amira Celon is unique, as she is one of the best Psychic Mediums in the world today.  Not only is she an International celebrity in her own right, but she has a vast background with the media in television and radio and has worked all over the world including the Middle East, Europe and Australia, in film and television. She has also written several articles over the years for magazines for publications. Those of us who have had the pleasure to know her work are always baffled by her uncannily accurate predictions of world events and her speciality in love predictions. This in itself is amazing to say the least!    

Amira has also created her own deck of cards- Amira’s Love Oracle Cards which can be purchased on www.amazon.com. They are a beautiful set of cards she has created with a modern context. The forty four colourful cards also come with a guide book on how to use them.  She is currently writing her first book that will be on the topic of relationships and themed through her travels living and travelling all over the world. This amazing book will be published this year.

For more information or to contact Amira, visit  www.amiracelon.com amira@amiracelon.com  or call at 1-702-997-2223


“Get Your Questions Answered with Julie On-the-Air!” Sunday August 4, 1:30PM PST– LATalkLive

It’s the first Sunday of the month and as with every first Sunday, this week’s show is all about you! Get your love and relationship questions answered by sending them in today at Julie@julieorlov.com  or leave it on this blog's comment section. Your questions will be answered this Sunday, August 4th LIVE on “Pathways to Love w’ Julie Orlov” at 1:30pm PST on www.latalklive.com/new/pathways-to-love.  Rather talk to me directly? Then feel free to call in with your questions and comments during the show LIVE at 323-473-3100 or Skype in at LATALKLIVE. Can’t catch it live? No worries—you can always watch the recorded show anytime at www.latalklive.com/new/pathways-to-love!

Join me, Julie Orlov and take advantage of your opportunity to get your questions answered for free!

Let’s talk about life, your life!  See you Sunday!


"Building Working Relationships in the Workplace" Sunday July 28, 1:30PM PST - LATalkLive

This week’s guest: Bob Ogilvy

Navigating relationships in the workplace can be difficult. There are individual personalities, group dynamics and organizational culture. Relationships are the primary source of joy and pain in the working environment. The job or task you are hired to do is relatively easy compared with the task of managing your business relationships. Remember, all relationships go through the same four phases of development whether they are your relationships at work or at home. Join me and my guest Bob Ogilvy as we explore how to build effective working relationships in the workplace (and what to do when you believe that is absolutely impossible). And by the way—you’ll quickly learn why we are the perfect pair to discuss this topic. See you Sunday!

About Bob: Bob Ogilvy's career has run the gamut from wayfaring wanderer to overachieving exec (wandering was more fun but the benefit package sucked).  He worked as a deejay, started a church, drove trucks, acted and did voice-work, got a master's degree and counseled at-risk teens, directed a non-profit, led cross-country adventure tours, and helped build (in succession) a billion-dollar theme park, a bio-plastics manufacturing plant, and a world-class hospital, in addition to wrangling horses and tangling with unions and alligators (alligators were easier).  Through it all, he kept his sense of humor, sharing the lessons he learned in his book "What I Know Now That I Wish I Knew Then: 22 Career Screw-ups to Help Turn Your Work Messes Into Successes". He created a system out of his adventures to help people discover what they are born to do and get paid to do it.  Check Bob out at www.whatbobknowsnow.com.


“Don’t Let Your Past Predict Your Future” Sunday June 9 1:30PM PST – LATalkLive 

This week’s guest: Lolita Coppage, Singer, Writer, Instrumentalist

Everyone has a past—a collection of experiences that help form who you are today. Some of those experiences have been life affirming and some have been debilitating and wounding. Some of you have overcome tragedy, abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Everyone has their own personal version of one or more of the above struggles. Many people fear their past will always color their future. I’m here to tell you that this is not the case. Join me and my guest Lolita Coppage as we explore how you can overcome your past so that your future is yours and yours alone. Your past does not have to predict your future. Learn how to transform challenges and tragedies into triumphs and celebrations. This show just might change your life!

About Lolita: “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute.  Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”  (Proverbs 31:8-9)

For LOLITA R. COPPAGE, Proverbs 31 is not just a beautiful passage of scripture – it is a call to action given to her by the Lord ten years ago.  Like the phoenix of mythology, Lolita has risen through the ashes of a painful and hard life with a determination to help others in similar situations.  As an author, motivational speaker and musician, Lolita's message of hope springs not just from her knowledge of the scriptures, but from a heart that has overcome obstacle after obstacle thrown her way, through her faith in Jesus Christ.

Lolita has always loved music.  After moving to California from Chicago, she began training as a vocalist at age 12, and studied voice, musical comedy and early Italian opera over the course of the next 13 years.  She performed with the New Christy Minstrels and toured with Jose Feliciano, Debby and Pat Boone and Kathy Lee Gifford.  In addition, she has sung back-up for James Ingram, and was part of the choir that sang back-up for Peabo Bryson, Stephanie Mills and Deniece Williams during a Christmas performance at the Cerritos Performing Arts Center.  Lolita considers Karen Carpenter, Diana Ross and Dionne Warwick as her influences and musical inspiration.

In 2006, Lolita wrote her biography, “Shaped by the Master's Hand,” which chronicles her struggles and successes, and has led to a new ministry for victims of abuse.  With the release of her second album, “Changes,” she now has additional means to share her faith and her heart with a world in desperate need of relief.

Lolita describes her music as “passionate, while laid back, with a good groove – R&B pop, yet easy listening.”  Her songs run the gamut of emotions, from an updated cover of the classic hymn, “On Christ the Solid Rock I Stand,” an anthem of faith in an unfaithful and stressful world, to original songs “I Know That you Care” and “Serving This World.”  The latter is a song of repentance, describing her journey through a painful marriage and her redemption on the other side. 

Lolita loves sharing her story with those who are in pain.  “When I wrote “Serving This World,” I envisioned myself as a daughter late one night, in despair going into my father's room to talk to him because my life was a mess from not obeying him.  I also pictured God as that Father, and I came out of that room with a renewed faith and vision of where He wanted me to be.”  That insight makes it easier for Lolita to connect with her audience.  “I know how He has made me feel, how He's forgiven me and redeemed me and I can share that with them.”

Lolita currently sings with Jay Sterling productions based in New Port Beach California from Southern California to Nashville Tennessee, but her heart’s desire is full time ministry. She's very active as a speaker and singer with Celebrate Recovery groups in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Fullerton, Santa Monica, Chino, Claremont and the inland Empire. She's been a guest speaker and singer with Woman's Aglow ministry.  Not long ago, she was featured on a TBN broadcast called Damascus Road, and she sang and shared her testimony on KBrite radio with Gene and Evie. Her message is spreading the good news of the gospel, and encourages others that God heals pain from abuse in many ways.

For more information on Lolita, check out her official website at www.lrcministries.com.  You can also find her on Facebook.