Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rethinking Everything?

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Click on this link to hear my guest on Family First share her experience and wisdom on Rethinking Everything!

Do you sometimes get the feeling that a lot of what you were taught or picked up along the way from experts about life, family, parenting, marriage, sex, love, and kids is not really useful or true? Have you felt that you have done a lot of reinventing, reassessing, as you go along, in your career, family relationships, and sense of self and your mission? My guest this week, Barb Lundgren, has not only done this with a passion but she has created a safe space where families can come together to do this kind of exploration.

Barb Lundgren has found that too often we are led down a path of conformity, intimidation, and self-doubt which does not get us where we want to go and even worse, limits the prospects for our children. Each year she gathers families together who are seeking to get to the core truth of living in joy and transformation in a community focused on freedom and creativity. Listen in to experience a wealth of ideas on how to rethink everything without getting lost in the process.

Barb Lundgren is the founder of the international conference on Rethinking Everything, now in its 16th year. Rethinking Everything passionately supports all ways of becoming and living authentically. This life-altering conference hosts hundreds of children, teens, young adults, parents, and grandparents each year, in the Dallas area of Texas, in early September. Find more detail at: Barb is also the co-publisher of three revolutionary magazines: Rethinking Everything PARENT, LIFE and SEX. You can tell your own personal story of transformative change by going to:

Barb's most important work and greatest change has revolved around her children, now grown. She made an early decision in her mothering career to give up everything she thought she knew about children, parenting, and education and to create a rich environment to support their freedom to be. The 30 years since have been nothing short of remarkable!

Click on the above link or this one to go directly to the show. It's live Fridays, 4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, @ PM MT, and 1 PM PT.

Randy Rolfe's Take Home Tip: Sure, consult the experts, but also consult your own experience, perceptions, impressions, and life lessons. No one knows you or your kids or your family like you do. Be ready to rethink your most basic assumptions if they aren't working for you today. Most great breakthroughs have come from someone questioning a long accepted assumption.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Power of Self Healing

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Many of the maladies people endure today seem to appear out of nowhere and to require aggressive medical treatment for any hope of relief. But new understanding of how the mind, body, and spirit work together to create who we are has led to a number of new approaches which tend to put the power for healing and prevention back into the hands of the individual involved. Can something as scary as cancer or arterial blockage respond to our own internal work?

My guest this week says that she has seen it happen, beginning with her own husband. Dr. Susan Allison is a transpersonal psychologist. She used her unique process combining new and ancient healing approaches to help her husband astound his oncologists. She sees herself as a healing coach rather than a therapist, helping people to find their own healing power to overcome both physical and emotional illness. She will share powerful strategies from her new book Empowered Healer to empower you and your family for health and happiness.

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Dr. Susan Allison earned her masters in Counseling Psychology and her doctorate in Transpersonal Psychology and has helped numerous people achieve what modern medicine might term spontaneous recoveries, including the overnight disappearance of diagnosed cancer, the disappearance of excruciating pain almost instantly, the restoration of peripheral eyesight, and the relief of depression effortlessly.

Dr. Allison has achieved these results with a unique four-step process which she reveals in her new book Empowered Healer: Gain the Confidence, Power and Ability to Heal Yourself. She has combined disciplines from her traditional practice as a psychotherapist with her training in a number of alternative healing methodologies--including hypnotherapy, shamanic healing, Reiki, Reconnective Healing, and energy medicine. Susan is also author of Conscious Divorce, Ending a Marriage with Integrity and Breathing Room. She was named “Woman of the Year” in California for her counseling work.

To hear Susan's powerful program, tune in by clicking on this link, at 4 PM ET or 1 PM PT, or any time afterwards:

Randy's Take Home Tip: Don't give up control of your own health to anyone else. It is your responsibility to be in touch with what is going on in your body and mind. And you have the best tools to change anything which needs improvement. The same goes for your children. You know them best and you know how best to find out what is going on with them. Surely professional help has its place, but treat it as advisory. You have the power and the more you use it the better things will turn out.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Triumph Over Childhood Pain

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I am a big advocate of prevention. Listen in to hear the importance of good parenting, how to overcome residual childhood pain yourself or in someone you care about, and how to minimize it for your own children if you are a parent!

Today’s research is showing that many of the troubles adults are having stem from unresolved pain from childhood. Yet some adults go on to lead satisfying productive lives after experiencing horrendous childhoods. What’s the difference between the two? How can an adult recover from childhood troubles which are still affecting their approach to life? And how can today’s parents spare their children from having to deal with these issues as adults? My guest this week is James Krehbiel, who is a long-time educator and professional counselor who has been helping adults to deal with many emotional issues by overcoming their troubled childhood experiences and what he calls the “magical illusion” of childhood which many people carry into adulthood. James will share with us some insights from his new book Troubled Childhood, Triumphant Life about how ineffective parenting can set us up for these challenges and how these can be overcome or prevented in the first place.

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The show airs live on Friday at 4 PM ET, 3 PM CT, 2 PM MT, and 1 PM PT. It is also archived for listening on your PC, downloaded as MP#, RSS, or app any time.

James P. Krehbiel, Ed.S., LPC, CCBT is an educator, author, licensed professional counselor and nationally certified cognitive-behavioral therapist practicing in Scottsdale, Arizona. He specializes in working with patients with anxiety, depression, the emotional effects of pain management issues, and high functioning autistic spectrum disorders. He served as a teacher and guidance counselor for 30 years and has taught graduate-level counselor education courses for Chapman University of California. James received his post-graduate counseling training at Northern Illinois University. He has published numerous articles. In 2005, he self-published Stepping Out of the Bubble: Reflections on the Pilgrimage of Counseling Therapy ( His latest book, Troubled Childhood, Triumphant Life: Healing from the Battle Scars of Youth (New Horizon Press) is about the impact of troubled childhoods on adult functioning. He can be reached at

Get great strategies for overcoming a tough childhood and for preventing childhood pain for your kids! Listen in Friday at 4 PM ET, 1 PM PT, or any time afterwards on archive, at this link:

Randy Rolfe's Take Home Tips: Never forget that parenting is always the greatest influence on a child's life. That's true even if it's an absentee parent. Time spent with your child is always worthwhile if you are sharing your love, wisdom, experience, and guidance, and celebrating the goodness in your child.