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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa Firestone is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association. An accomplished and much requested lecturer, Dr. Firestone speaks at national and international conferences in the areas of couple relations, parenting, and suicide and violence prevention. Dr. Firestone has published numerous professional articles, and most recently was the co-author of Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA Books, 2006), Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice (New Harbinger, 2002), Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: The Wisdom of Psychotherapy (APA Books, 2003) and The Self Under Siege (Routledge, 2012).

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Why the Spark Fades in a Relationship

Fantasy Bond, Intimacy problems, relationship advice

Countless couples complain of losing the “spark” in their relationship. Some chalk it up to evolved differences, a slow growing apart, or sheer familiarity. The wave of “deadness” that can submerge a relationship after the first thrilling months or years ...

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Changing Your Body Image Once and for All

self image, self confidence, self esteem, psychalive

I recently took my 10-year-old niece and her cousin shopping for new dresses. As they tried on clothes, my niece commented, “Nothing looks good on me; Sabrina looks good in everything.” It surprised me to observe such a young girl ...

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Keep Love Strong This Valentine’s Day and Beyond

Senior Couple Lounging on a Wood Deck

The to-do list associated with Valentine’s Day typically involves flower orders, dinner reservations, and chocolate deliveries. All of these can be lovely gestures of fondness and appreciation, but all of them are fleeting symbols whose pleasures fade come February 15. ...

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Addicted to Doomed Relationships?

doomed relationships, intimacy issues, psychalive

If we were asked, as an exercise, to craft a personal ad detailing what we want in a partner, it may read something like: Seeking someone who is kind and patient, independent yet loving, laid back, yet energetic. Someone who ...

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Tips for Helping Kids Handle Their Emotions

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Author and humorist Erma Bombeck once wrote, “When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.” As parents, we all have moments when we would like to hide away, avoid ...

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Silence the Inner Voice That’s Stressing You Out

Stress, critical inner voice, psychalive, Dr. Lisa Firestone

Millions of Americans struggle with unhealthy levels of stress. Stress isn’t just destructive to our mental health but to our physical health as well. It weakens our immune systems and contributes to heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and other ...

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Upcoming Webinars with Lisa Firestone. Ph.D.

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Sep. 17 Suicide: What Every Mental Health Professional Should Know CE Webinar 4pm – 5:30pm PST 3 CE’s Learn more or register here Oct. 8 Overcoming the Inner Enemy that Causes Depression Free Webinar 11am – 12pm PST Learn more ...

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