|Dr. Ellen Kenner
host of "The Rational Basis® of Happiness"
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How to get back into the dating scene now that my kids have left the nest after 20 years.
I can't overcome my procrastination and weight problem.
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All quotes are from Ellen's and Ed's romance book:
The Selfish Path to Romance - How to Love With Passion and Reason
|This Week's Article|
Having Really Good Sex is Harder than You Think
Carrie and Carl thought their sex life would improve once they married and were more relaxed with one another. But three months after the wedding vows, both felt disappointed. Carl expected sex daily, to relieve stress. He also felt he wasn’t man enough without it. Carrie felt shy and a bit guilty about sex. She initially complied out of duty, but soon tired of sex done in Carl’s impersonal way. She became adept at finding excuses to avoid sex. Privately she knew that she had never fully discovered how to let herself enjoy sex. They both knew there was something missing emotionally between them..... (more)
|Dr. Kenner has written many articles and presented many seminars (see below) and courses around the country. She is co-author of a serious guidebook on romance and has produced over 500 podcasts. See search bar above for topics.|
|1993||San Francisco||Principles of Effective Communication|
Anxiety Disorders in Traumatized Children
|1994||Bermuda||Principles of Effective Communication|
|1995||Newport, RI||Overcoming the Me-versus-You Barrier|
|1995||San Francisco||Understanding the Process of ``Self-change" and Some Effective Self-help Interventions|
|1995-6||Hasbrouk Hgts, NJ||Objectivism as a guide to Self-change|
|1997||Irvine, CA||Skills to Minimize the ``Me-versus-You Barrier|
|1998||Providence||You Matter, Your Happiness Matters|
|1998-9||Phoenix||The RATIONAL Basis® of Romance Part 2
Courting Success in Romance.
|1999||Lake Tahoe||The Benevolent Universe Premise: How to Capture and Secure Your Enthusiasm and Optimism|
|2000||Providence, RI||The RATIONAL Basis® of Romance|
|2000||Richmond, VG||Childhood As It Should Have Been and Ought To Be|
Imagine going back to a typical day in your youth armed with your present philosophical knowledge. You would be able to ask yourself questions about your parents, such as: Did they help you grasp that the world is not crazy, but causal? Did they enable you to discover the joy of questioning and thinking? Did they show you how to deal effectively with "failure"—or to become value-oriented—or to protect yourself against altruism? Dr. Kenner presents the principles and skills that make parenting and childhood a pleasurable experience. Whether you want to raise children more effectively or want a better understanding of your own youth, this course offers you valuable insights.
(6hrs) Includes pdf of handouts
Available by mp3 download ($40) 10 files, 25meg/file, Item 010520
$3 total S&H will be added per order (other items available)
Available by mp3 download ($40) 10 files, 25meg/file, Item 010510
|2002||Toronto||Maintaining Your Optimism|
|2002||Vienna, VG||The RATIONAL Basis® of Romance Part 1
Choosing a Romantic Partner
|2002||Palo Alto, CA||Choosing a Romantic Partner|
|2003||Industry Hills, CA||The RATIONAL Basis® of Romance Part 3
Strengthening and Preserving your Romantic Partnership
|2004||Wintergreen, VA||Bringing Out The Heroic in Yourself|
|2005||San Diego, CA||Ayn Rand: Breathing Reason and Passion Back into Psychology|
|2006||Boston, MA||Romance: Bringing Love and Sex Together|
|2009||Boston, MA||Exploring the Psychological Visibility Principle as Illustrated in Atlas Shrugged|