Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy marriage - happy home

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Just click on the above link and listen in to my conversation with my husband! We will be talking about how to create a long-lasting, happy marriage through all the stages of life. With no signs of slowing in the divorce rate, it’s no wonder young people are jaded in their expectations about marriage. With TV reality shows focusing on trouble even before the wedding, it’s hard to be optimistic about the challenges couples will face, with careers, children, layoffs, vacations, where to live, what to eat, what to buy, or what bills to pay first. My guest this week on Family First is my husband John Rolfe. We have been sharing our lives for several decades and have found great riches in our relationship, no matter what stage we are in. Some years ago we wrote a book together called The Affirmations Book for Sharing to help couples to discuss any issue that can arise in a marriage. John is an outspoken advocate for the effort it takes for a couple to really build a life together which they truly enjoy, year after year, and day after day. John is a lawyer, artist, speaker, and writer and will share his insights about the keys to a happy, successful, lasting marriage.

The show airs live on the Voice America Net Talk Radio Network, Health and Wellness Channel, at the link above. Tune in Friday at 4 PM ET, and 1 PM PT, or any time on archive.

John Rolfe is a retired lawyer who is now pursuing his speaking, writing, and artistic careers. As an attorney he helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and hundreds of families to plan their estates. A graduate of the Wharton School and University of Pennsylvania Law School, he married his college sweetheart and together they have a son and a daughter, now grown. They experienced two extremes of lifestyle – as a young suburban couple, both Philadelphia lawyers, and as homesteaders, rebuilding an old farmhouse and living off the land. He has always held his marriage commitment a high priority. John is author of the new book America’s First Entrepreneur, about his ancestor John Rolfe, who historians agree single-handedly saved the first successful English colony in America. He is also author with his wife of a book by their cat, Princess Buttercup The Cat’s Cross-Country Road Trip #3. John will share his keys to creating a happy, successful, long-lasting marriage.

Simply go to: at 4 PM ET and 1 PM PT Friday, or listen any time on archive on your PC, or download, MP3, RSS, or apps.

Randy Rolfe's Take Home Tips: Deciding to spend your life together is one of the biggest decisions of your life, second only to your relationship with your Maker. Give it the time and attention it deserves. Learn about it, explore it, talk about it with your partner, work issues through as soon as they come up before you hit crisis-style emotions. Spend time weekly, several hours, walking, sitting, conversing together. Share at least one meal a day. Share eye contact, and skin contact. Have fun together and let nothing take precedence over your love!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Family First | VoiceAmerica™

Family First VoiceAmerica

We are bombarded every day with this or that study showing how lifestyle factors affect our chances of getting life-threatening diseases, or of gaining weight, or of feeling down, fatigued, or depressed day in and day
out. It can be confusing and overwhelming trying to change your diet, choose an exercise program, bolster your attitude, and still keep up with all your activities at work and home. Is there a way to make it all work together? My guest this week on Family First is Mark Goodwin, a visionary wellness coach whose varied background makes him uniquely qualified to develop programs that address all the stressors in an individual’s life so they can achieve physical and emotional fitness. He will talk about how you can make better food choices, cook cool tasty food that just happens to be good for your, understand and manage your stress, strengthen your body, and improve your emotional outlook as well, all within the parameters of your daily life. Do listen in to this valuable interview.

Family First broadcasts live on the Voice America Net Talk Radio Network, the leading net talk network, on their Health and Wellness Channel. Find this week's show by clicking on:

Listeners can call in at 866-472-5792. The show is broadcast live at 4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, and 1 PM PT, and is then archived for listening any time, or for download, podcast, RSS, MP3, apps, and embedding in any website or social network. We have lots of great information and lots of fun.

Family First has over 28,000 listeners each month, after only starting in May 2011. I am so grateful that my audience continues to grow at quite a pace. I have just one guest each show so I have a chance to really explore my guests' particular expertise as it relates to creating happy healthy families.

My guest this week, Mark Goodwin, is a certified wellness coach, certified personal trainer, and executive chef, as well as a certified posture alignment specialist in the “Egoscue Method.” His success with clients of all ages and lifestyles comes from his multi-disciplinary approach, which he customizes for the unique needs of each individual. Mark served for 15 years as Executive Chef and Wellness Coordinator for QVC. He is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Wellness Coach, and is certified by American Fitness Professionals & Associates as a Personal Trainer. He has over 30 years experience as an Executive Chef and has worked as Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach with Integrated Health Chiropractic, in West Chester PA with Drs. Brian and Kristina Shuffler, DC. He has been a featured speaker at West Chester University, the Chester County Health Department, and the Chester County Hospital. Main Line Today Magazine named him one of “33 Men to Watch” in 2004.

Listen in live Friday or on archive afterwards at:

Randy Rolfe's Take Home Tip: We are meant to be and stay healthy. But we must treat our bodies and minds right. Learn all you can about how to do that and you and your children will never regret it!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Might your child be a right-brain learner?

Teachers and schools are more and more frustrated with children who are falling behind expectations and may eventually become discipline problems. What can a parent do when their child takes a long time todo homework and is way too stressed out by it, or struggles with reading comprehension even though he or she is smart, or doesn’t perform well on standardized tests, which are becoming ever more important in academicadvancement?
Parents are often hit with negative labels like Dyslexia, Learning Disability, ADHD, or just “lazy.”
My guest this week is Mark Halpert, a parent and educator who together with his wife Mira decided to do something about this issue when two of their four children were identified as having learning challenges. They founded and now run the 3D Learner Center in Boca Raton, FL and have helped over 2000 students to go from Stress to Success. Listen in to learn about how children can be significantly helped by simply adapting learning to their learning style.
Just click on this link and listen live Friday at 4 PM ET or 1 PM PT, or any time after the show on archive for PC or download, MP3 or RSS, etc.:
Mark Halpert is an educator, a parent advocate, and a parent himself. When two of their children were identified as gifted and two were struggling even though they were clearly smart, he and his wife investigated and discovered research that showed that up to 62% of the students today are right-brained learners, that is, they need to see and experience information.
Having helped thousands of students since then to overcome learning challenges which might have led to failed academics, medications, or worse, Mark will discuss why right-brained learners can struggle for years even when parents invest time, money and effort to help them, how right-brained learners can make dramatic progress with programs that play to their strengths and actually address their issues; and how parents can use the 5 Steps from Stress to Outrageous Success to reduce homework stress, improve reading, improve test scores, boost self-esteem and self-advocacy skills, and work collaboratively with the schools.
Go to Tune in at 4 PM ET, 1 PM PT Friday, or hear the recording anytime, in any format you prefer. You can also share the interview with others through social network links.
Randy Rolfe's Take Home Tip. One of the most important things parents can do is to play with their child. We seem so stuck on "learning" that we forget that the best lessons are learned through doing, and play is the process of exploring some activity in a safe environment where the consequences are minimal and the activity is enjoyable and fun. Kids learn games quickly for instance. If you get involved with their experience of math and history and writing, they will take to it much more quickly. Also, interpersonal interaction is a powerful way to encourage right-brain and left-brain coordination. Interaction with the parent is the strongest learning process. So take the time and enjoy play with your child from the earliest age!