Family & Lifestyle

Fixing Electronics, Self-Love Experiment, Marriage Meetings

The Matt Townsend Show
  • Aug 31, 2017 4:00 pm
  • 2:22:58

Why can’t we fix our own electronic devices? (17:10) Sara Behdad is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Her research interests include Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Remanufacturing, and End-of-Life Product Recovery. If your tire goes flat what do you do? You change the tire. If the AC unit stops working you open it up and take a look at it. But if your iPhone will not turn on what do you do? Drive 40 minutes to the closest Apple Store to have them fix it for you. Why is it that we can’t fix our own electronic devices? Sara Behdad explains. The Self-Love Experiment (1:04:43) Shannon Kaiser is an international empowerment coach and best-selling wellness author. She has written several books including her most recent book " The Self-Love Experiment" where she shares the personal challenge she designed to explore the self-harming beliefs that were holding her back and learn how to take action, lighten up, and increase her self-confidence, self-acceptance, and accountability. In our constant quest to be happier, skinnier, smarter, and wealthier, we’re living our daily lives based on some notion that we aren’t enough as we are. The fact is that many of us just don’t like ourselves all that much: 90% of women reportedly hate their bodies, twice as many American women than men are on antidepressants, and studies estimate 10 million women and girls suffer from eating disorders.  We’re suffering from a self-care deficit, and Shannon Kaiser knows it’s a time we made a change. Shannon shares her personal experience with " The Self-Love Experiment" and how we can treat ourselves better. Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love (1:55:26) Marcia Naomi Berger is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. Did you know the average couple spends as few as four minutes a day talking to each other? No wonder it can be so hard to figure out what your partner is thinking or what they want. After being married for a while, couples can get so used to finishing each other’s sentences that they forget to let the other person talk. Small details like the simple conversation can get lost in our everyday to-do lists. Marcia Naomi Berger is the author of “Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love.” She explains how couples can conduct a weekly gentle conversation that increases intimacy, romance, teamwork, and smoother resolution of conflicts.