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Video Travel Guides

 

 

Category:  Video Travel Guides
 
The video clips described below deal with a variety of issues that relate to healthy relationships and lifestyles. Most of the clips are connected to specific blog entries which can be accessed under Blogs. To view any of the clips listed below just click on the link provided or click on the picture to the right of the entry. Each clip is two-to-four minutes in length.
 
 
 
“Managing Stress:  Tips for Prevention"
 
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Stress management continues to be an important topic for research and study because of the impact of stress on personal health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker defines stress and explores the benefits of practicing effective self-management in regard to thoughts, emotions and actions. He provides three practical tips that can help in the prevention of inner stress.


   
  
 
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“Hope:  The Impact on Mental Health"
 
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Hope is a key component to good mental health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker refers to recent research about hope as he explores the process of developing and maintaining realistic hope in life. He describes several features about wishful thinking and false hope in contrast to realistic hope.  Effectively used, hope is indeed an anchor that helps us cope with the hardships of life.


   
  
 
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“Growing in Optimism"
 
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Both optimism and pessimism play a significant role in our mental health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores this impact and recommends growth in optimism. He uses a coin to illustrate the need to see the downsides in life but to focus on seeing the upsides. Dr. Baker suggests three steps that encourage the increase of optimism in daily living.



   
  
 
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“Senior Adults:  Maintaining Good Mental Health"

 

 

 

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An estimated 15% of adults over the age of 60 struggle with mental health issues. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker identifies the most common mental health problems, and he explores some of the reasons for these struggles. He also recommends four key components that will help senior adults maintain their mental health during their journey through the Later Years.



     
  
 
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“Growing in Gratitude"

 
Recent research has shown that gratitude has a positive impact upon our health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the benefits of gratitude and provides several tips that promote the growth of gratitude.  Because of its benefits thanksgiving should not be limited to a day in life but should become a way of life.






     
  
 
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“Managing Our Anxiety"

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Chronic anxiety is a thief that robs us of peace and joy. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the importance of healthy thinking in anxiety management. He discusses the need to decrease our fear through the accurate assignment of danger, probability, and incompetence. Tips are provided for the development of competencies for effective anxiety management. 






     
  
 
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“Managing Tension:  Learn to Relax"

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High levels of inner tension often pose a serious threat to our physical and emotional health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses the dangers of inner tension and presents a three-step process for tension management through personal relaxation.






     
  
 
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“Second Chances:  The Gift of Starting Over"

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Because of human weaknesses and shortcomings every individual needs second chances throughout his journey in life. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the human need for a second chance—the gift of starting over.  He describes the special spirit that promotes second chances, and he recommends the usage of second chances for healthier and happier travels in life.





     
  
 
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“Managing Compassion Fatigue"

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Compassion fatigue is a serious threat to caregivers as they try to help individuals who are suffering from traumatic events. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker describes compassion fatigue and discusses the role of balance in the caregiving process. He also provides three helpful tips for effective management of compassion fatigue.




     
  
 
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“Reclaiming Personal Integrity"

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In our current culture personal integrity is a lost quality that needs to be reclaimed. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker defines integrity in terms of positive morality and practical function. He discusses the loss of integrity and the reclaiming process in relation to its two key components: truthfulness and trustworthiness.




     
  
 
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“Becoming More Compassionate"

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Compassion is a quality valued highly by healthy people and successful societies. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker defines compassion in terms of what it is and what it is not. He offers two tips that individuals can use to reinforce the growth of compassion.  As people become more compassionate their mental health is improved and their human relationships become more satisfying and meaningful.



     
  
 
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“Using Music as Medicine"

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Music has a powerful influence upon most people. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the positive impact that music as good medicine can have upon our personal health. He also shares several tips that will increase our effectiveness in our individual music management.



     
  
 
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“Holidays:  Helping People in Grief"

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Holidays and special days present a unique challenge to people in grief. Following the death of a loved one, an unwanted divorce, or other significant losses individuals often feel unable to experience the holidays in the usual manner. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores this difficult struggle and recommends three actions that concerned people can take to assist the individual in grief. 


     
  
 
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“Relationship Love Languages"

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In human relationships people feel loved to the extent that each person’s emotional love is communicated effectively. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker provides an overview of the “5 Love Languages” concept developed by Dr. Gary Chapman. The understanding and usage of love languages can strengthen relationships and prevent unnecessary divorces.

     
  
 
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“Family Rules:  Providing Structure for Children"

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Family rules are essential to the health of families because they provide structure that helps family members feel secure and that helps them to know how to interact with one another. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker encourages parents to establish and enforce family rules that are appropriate and effective. In his material Dr. Baker explores several key questions about family rules and recommends two tools for increasing acceptance of current rules.

     
  
 
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“Goodwill Relationships"

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The consistent practice of goodwill is inherent in healthy relationships. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the development of a goodwill philosophy that leads to a goodwill lifestyle. He discusses three relationship rules and recommends the Golden Rule as the best one for promoting and sustaining goodwill relationships.

     
  
 
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“Communication:  How to Use a Time-Out"

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The usage of an effective time-out program can improve communication and prevent conflict in human relationships.  In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the need for a time-out when someone is so angry or upset that continuing the discussion will harm the relationship. He presents a three-step process for developing a workable time-out plan. He provides tips about child-care during a parental time-out and emphasizes that effective time-outs help us to calm down and to safeguard our relationship.

     
  
 
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“Managing Our Stinking Thinking"

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Our thoughts determine both our moods and our behavior. An unmanaged mind leads to mistakes, messes, and misery in a person’s travel along the Highway of Life. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses the importance of thoughts and introduces the concept of stinking thinking. He recommends the installation of a Mental Gatekeeper as a useful tool in our efforts to manage our stinking thinking..
     
  
 
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“Relationships:  Arrivals and Departures"

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Relationship health is influenced significantly by the way we say “hello” and “goodbye” in our daily arrivals and departures. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses the importance of “hello” and “goodbye” patterns. He offers three suggestions and recommends several tips that can improve the greeting and departure process.
     
  
 
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“Relationships:  The Entitlement Roadblock"

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A lifestyle of unhealthy entitlement poses a serious threat to individual health and to personal relationships. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the development of an entitlement mindset and its demonstrations in four areas of daily life. He recommends that the entitlement roadblock be removed through changes in mindset, motives, and methods so that travel on the Relationship Highway will be safe and successful.       
  
 
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“Relationships:  Making Forgiveness Work"

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Our approach to forgiveness will either destroy or strengthen the health of any human relationship. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the consequences of a failure to forgive our relationship partner following misbehavior and betrayal, and he presents a two-step format that achieves forgiveness. He recommends the usage of mercy and grace instead of justice and punishment.
  
 
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“Self-Worth:  I'm Someone Special!"

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Secure self-worth has great significance in personal and relationship health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the discernment of self-worth and its development in terms of inward, outward, and upward sources. He also provides two important strategies for preserving healthy self-worth.
  
 
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“Family Leadership:  Who's Driving?"

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The absence of positive leadership propels a family unit toward a state of crisis while the presence of effective leadership promotes family health and happiness. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores a continuum of three types of family leadership:  Anarchic, Authoritative, and Authoritarian. He presents three practical tips for applying Authoritative leadership through specific goals, styles, and actions. 
  
 
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“Senior Singles:  Surviving in a Singles Lifestyle"

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Single adults over the age of 55 often struggle with their singles lifestyle. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores “The ABC’s” of survival in terms of three steps that provide a helpful basis for identity, improvement, and involvement. A variety of tips are shared that can equip and encourage men and women as they travel the Senior Singles Highway.  
  
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“Grandparenting:  A Grand Experience!"

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Families are strengthened when grandparent involvement is positive and welcomed. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker uses the word “G.R.A.N.D.” as an acrostic to explore five important roles of grandparenting. He also discusses three “rules of the road” along with three potential roadblocks. When positive roles are fulfilled and the preferred rules are followed most journeys along the Grandparenting Highway prove to be a grand experience.  
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“Divorce:  The Road to Recovery"

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For most people divorce recovery is a difficult and challenging journey to complete. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker presents a seven-step roadmap for traveling Divorce Recovery Road. He emphasizes the importance of effective planning for special holidays, and he recommends the usage of helpful resources such as professional therapy and Divorce Recovery support groups. 
 
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“Divorce:  Helping Our Children Survive"

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The Divorce Highway is very difficult for most children to travel. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses the impact of divorce upon children by identifying some of the emotions and struggles that are usually experienced.  He suggests several ways that divorced parents can help their children with divorce recovery.

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“Marriage: When Are We Ready?"

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Preparation for marriage is vitally important for a safe and successful journey on the Marriage Highway. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores reasonable readiness for marriage through four traits suggested by the acrostic MATE:  mature, aware, team-oriented, equipped. He also warns against two negative trends that current culture has upon readiness for marriage.  
 
 
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“Relationships:  Staying Connected"

(Healthy Relationships #112)

 
Good relationships require a healthy level of mutual connection. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses two important principles that promote connection:  spending time together and sharing life together. Specific tips are shared that encourage the two people to stay in touch with each other so that the relationship can be safeguarded and strengthened.
 
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“Relationships:  Comfort Each Other!"

(Healthy Relationships #120)

 
The giving and receiving of comfort is important to both individual and relationship health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the impact of comfort-giving and provides three recommendations for improving the comfort-giving process. He also suggests several helpful skills for a personalized “Comforter Toolbox.”  

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“Living with Loneliness"

(Mental Health Blog #1316)

 
Loneliness is a co-traveler with most people as they travel along the Highway of Life. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the impact of loneliness upon emotional and physical health, and he presents three active strategies for the effective management of loneliness. He encourages individuals to eliminate as much loneliness as possible and to learn to live with the rest.

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“Aging: Engage with Life"

(Later Years #1203)

 

​The aging process is easier and better when senior adults stay actively engaged with life. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker highlights the rights of seniors to engage life and then explores the risks and roles of engagement. He recommends that travelers on the Seniors Highway develop and practice positive rules of engagement that will improve and safeguard their journey through the later years. 
 
 
 
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“Aging and Lifelong Learning"

(Later Years #1202)

 
Life-long learning is important in every period of life, including the decades of aging inherent in the later years. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the need to continue learning so that meaningful growth will accompany the aging process. He recommends growth in wisdom, worth, and wellness as the senior adult strives to maintain a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
 
 
 
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“Aging:  Accept your Longevity!"

(Later Years #1201)

 
Aging is a natural process in our journey through life. In this television interview on the subject of aging Dr. Bill Baker discusses the acceptance of longevity in terms of three important tasks related to the later years:  discerning the losses and limits, disarming the lies and labels, and discovering the leisure and liberty. He also recommends the use of laughter and levity through positive humor as an effective tool for improving the journey along the Seniors Highway. 
 
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“Traveling with Perfectionism"

(Mental Health  #1314)

 
Perfectionism represents a serious threat to both individual and relationship health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker identifies the practice and investigates the price of perfectionism. He also presents several interventions for progress that individuals can use to exit the Perfectionism Highway and to enable them to travel through life on a better roadway.
 
 
 
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“Narcissistic Relationships"

(Healthy Relationships #117)

 
The increase of narcissism in our society poses a serious threat to relationship health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker describes the “road signs” of a narcissistic lifestyle and discusses the process of change and survival in narcissistic relationships. 
 
 
 
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“Workaholism:  Rest Stop Ahead!"

(Mental Health Blog #1315)

 
A workaholic lifestyle hinders both individual and relationship health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker identifies several “wheels” that maintain the negative pattern along the Workaholism Highway. He also provides several practical tools for withdrawing from the workaholic pattern and for developing a healthy balance of work and rest through personal stewardship.
 
 
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“Relationship Litterbugs"

(Healthy Relationships Blog #116)

 
Excessive behavioral and verbal littering poses a threat to human relationships.  In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker describes several types of “Relationship Litterbugs” including Complainers, Trashers, and Dumpers. After exploring the negative impact upon marriages, families, and friendships he presents a number of tips and tools for effective litter management.
 
 
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“Relationship Nutrition"

(Healthy Relationships Blog #115)

 
Malnutrition is a serious threat to the health and happiness of human relationships. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores this threat in his discussion about relationship nutrition. He recommends three important types of relationship nutrition and warns against two types of nutritional challenges.
 
 
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“Surviving Emotional Wrecks"

(Mental Health #1313)

 
Excessive, uncontrolled emotions often cause relationship collisions and individual collapses. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker identifies three causes of emotional wrecks and provides several recommendations for prevention and survival. 
 
 
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“Avatar Relationships"

       (Mental Health #1312)

 
An avatar is a visual or graphical image we create to represent us in virtual chat rooms or video games. An avatar relationship is one in which we decide to take on a false image, and we use an avatar in the form of a mask.  In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker describes the avatar relationship and the two most common motives that lead to mask-wearing. He concludes the interview with a recommendation for effective mask management in regard to human relationships.
 
 
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“Less Worry--More Peace!"

       (Mental Health #1308)

 
Travels along the Worry Highway carry a high price tag in terms of consumed energy, increased anxiety, and stolen peace. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses the usage of a personalized Worry Toolbox for fighting the War on Worry. He presents a model for worry prevention and provides several tools for the release of current worries.
 
 
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“Pursuer/Distancer Relationships:  How to Survive!"

       (Healthy Relationships #113)

 
People in Pursuer/Distancer relationships often struggle with the differences in communication styles. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker describes the basic Pursuer/Distancer sequence and then suggests four accommodation tools that represent potential solutions. The usage of these tools can help couples repair existing damage and work toward strengthening and safeguarding their relationships.

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“Emotions:  Managing My Mood"

       (Mental Health #1310)

 
Emotional moods play a significant role in our level of personal health and happiness, and our moods have a powerful impact upon our human relationships. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses the role of healthy thinking upon effective mood management. He explores the process of controlling our emotions by changing our thinking. Finally, he presents several tips that can help us learn how to stop pushing our emotional buttons.

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“Parent/Teen Negotiation:  Getting Permission"

       (Parenting/Children #407)

 
Families often struggle and suffer when parents and teenagers do not work together on issues related to permission. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker recommends that parents and their teenagers use a form of family negotiation that can reduce the unnecessary stress and improve the quality of family life. He provides tips for parents and a practical four-step process that teenagers can use to improve their skills in seeking permission from parents.
 


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“Rebuilding Trust after Betrayals"

     (Healthy Relationships #109)

 
Rebuilding trust in any human relationship following a major betrayal is usually extremely difficult. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses how trust can be rejected and then provides a five-step roadmap for reclaiming trust. He also shares four specific actions that the offended partner can take to promote the trust-rebuilding process.
 


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“Preventing Clam-ups in Relationships"

     (Communcation/Conflict #505)

 
Relationship communication is damaged when people “clam up” and refuse to talk. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses three common causes of “clam-up” and presents a formula and a roadmap for effective self-disclosure. He also emphasizes the importance of a safe communication climate sustained by mutual trust and mutual respect.


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“Death:  Managing the Mystery"

     (Grief Recovery #1003)

 
In our postmodern world death remains an unsolved mystery and fear continues to be a universal response to death. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the importance of seeing both the "visible" and the "invisible” in regard to facing death. The role of spiritual faith is a necessary component to the successful management of the mystery of death.

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“How Grumbling Affects Relationships"

     (Healthy Relationships #108)

 
The practice of grumbling poses an ongoing threat to the health of human relationships. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores this threat in terms of the cost, the cause, and the cure of the grumbling pattern. An effective cure involves a transformation of one’s belief system and the development of gratitude, grace, and grit for personal and relationship applications.


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“How Listening Helps Relationships"

(Communication/Conflict:  Blogs #504 and #505)

 
Effective communication is vital to the health and happiness of human relationships. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses the importance of mutual understanding and the role of listening and self-disclosure within the communication process. He provides a communication formula and three specific skills that promote listening effectiveness.


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“Launching Children into Adulthood"

(Parenting/Children:  Blogs #402, #403, #404, #405, #406)

 
Launching children into adulthood is the final phase of a 20-25 year journey along the Parenting Highway. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores four types of launches, the development of survival skills and personal values, and the enforcement of the final launch plan. This information can equip parents in their ability to launch their children safely and successfully into the adult world.


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“Healthy Finances:  Overcoming Our Overspending"
(Miscellaneous Topics:  Blog #1504)

 
Financial overspending continues to threaten our individual and family health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker uses a CASH plan to explore four key components to help us overcome our overspending. The solution to financial health is not more money but better management.



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“Negotiating Marriage Expectations"
(Healthy Relationships: Blogs #105 and #106)

 
Expectations are a key component in every marriage. They define the roles of the spouses, describe the health of the relationship, and decide the future outcome of the marriage. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the importance of expectations and a three-step process for finalizing mutual expectations within the marriage. He also discusses how unhealthy beliefs about marriage can generate unrealistic expectations that can threaten marital success.
 
 
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“Resolving Marriage Conflicts"
(Communication and Conflict: Blogs #502 and #503)
 
Unresolved conflict poses a serious threat to the health and happiness of every human relationship. When couples travel through life in their marriage journey without a workable plan for resolving their conflict, they are at high risk for divorce. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the realities of unresolved conflict and recommends the development of a Conflict Resolution Roadmap.  He presents specific tips and practical tools that any couple can use to develop a roadmap that will enable them to protect and strengthen their marriage during times of conflict.

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“Self-Control:  Overcoming Impulsiveness"
          (Mental Health:  Blogs #1306 and #1307)
 
Many people battle with impulsiveness and suffer with the results of an impulsive lifestyle. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores our battle with impulsiveness and the types of impairment caused by the unhealthy pattern. In his discussion he lays the foundation for high self-control (the solution for impulsiveness), and he introduces tools and techniques designed to help us to "Think Consequences" for increased self-control.
 
 
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“Anger Management:  Taming the Anger Beast"
          (Anger Management: Blogs #601, #602, #603, #604)
 
Unmanaged anger grows into an inner Anger Beast that threatens the health and well-being of individuals and relationships. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker describes the high cost of uncontrolled anger, and he presents the solution for taming the Anger Beast through changing our inner belief system that actually causes the anger. Additionally, he discusses the impact that high stress levels have upon our anger and how we can reduce anger explosions.
 
 
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“Humor and Health:  How's Your Laugh Life?"
          (Miscellaneous Topcs: Blog # 1503)
 
Positive humor promotes good health. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the beneficial impact of positive humor and laughter upon physical, emotional, and relationship health. He also provides several strategies for harnessing humor for daily use to promote both individual and relationship health.
 
 
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“Starry, Starry Night:  Suicide or Survival"
          (Mental Health: Blog # 1305)
 
 
Suicide or survival--that's the choice. In 1890 Vincent Van Gogh, the artist who painted "Starry Night," chose suicide. In this video Dr. Bill Baker uses Van Gogh to illustrate our choices today and to encourage us to choose survival. During the narration Dr. Baker plays Don McLean's "Starry, Starry Night" on his classical guitar.
 
 
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“Suffering on the Hardship Highway"
          (Miscellaneous Topics: Blog #1502)

 
Every person encounters hardship and experiences suffering throughout life. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores the need for a personal roadmap to help us survive our travels along "The Hardship Highway." He discusses the development of competence through the use of the "Four R's" (Reality, Resolution, Readiness, Rules). His insights will help individuals who are suffering hardships to become better instead of bitter.
 
 
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“Relationship Music:  Getting in Tune"
          (Healthy Relationships: Blog #107)

 
Healthy relationships and successful marriages all share a common thread:  both people are “in tune,” first as an individual and, secondly, as musical partners. In this video Dr. Bill Baker uses his love for classical guitar to illustrate the process and the practice of “getting in tune” and “staying in tune” in order to compose a relationship musical masterpiece.
 
 
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“Gift-giving--with Strings Attached!”
          (Healthy Relationships: Blog #104)

 
Giving gifts “with strings attached” is an unhealthy pattern of ulterior motives and manipulative agendas that hinder and harm our relationships. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker explores this negative pattern and suggests ways to develop healthier unconditional gift-giving practices that will improve our relationships.
 
 
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“Preparing for the Marriage Journey”
          (Marriage & Family: Blog #301)
 
 
Premarital counseling is a great resource for engaged couples planning their marriage journey together. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses the importance of preparation and explores the two-fold purpose of premarital counseling.
 
 
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“Communication:  Knowing when to Stop Talking!” 
          (Communication/Conflict: Blog  #501)

A healthy relationship requires good communication—knowing how to talk and listen effectively. In every marriage each spouse needs to know when—and how—to stop talking in order to prevent damage and to safeguard the relationship. In this video Dr. Bill Baker uses an automobile’s brake system to discuss the importance of a Time-out Program along with tips on how to set up and practice a workable Time-out plan.
 
 
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“Parents and Homework Stress”
          (Parenting:  Blog #401)
 
Most parents struggle with homework issues during the child-rearing years. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker helps parents learn how to reduce their stress through the use of a consultant-style approach to homework supervision suggested by family psychologist John Rosemond. An overview of Rosemond’s recommendations is provided, along with a brief look at his practical ABC model of implementing the consultant style.
 
 
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“Living with Loss:  Surviving the Holidays”
          (Grief Recovery:  Blog #1001)
 
 
Holidays and special days are usually very difficult for people who have experienced losses through death and/or divorce. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker discusses several ideas and tips which can help grieving people to survive the holiday season.
 
 
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“Relationship Travels:  Unloading the Trash!”
           (Mental Health:  Blog #1304
 
Relationship health and individual well-being are both threatened by the presence of emotional baggage left over from past encounters and personal experiences. In this television interview Dr. Bill Baker defines “emotional trash” and discusses the impact of our “baggage” on holiday joy and relationship growth. He also provides specific trash removal strategies.
 
 
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