Monthly Archives: November 2013

2013 November 19, Featuring Mar Jennings

Guest: Lifestyle Expert Mar Jennings discusses holiday gift giving.

Tune in to hear Mar and Trevor discuss great holiday gift options for this season!

Mar Jennings is a modern lifestyle expert, television personality and author known for his signature style: casual luxury. He has garnered praise and recognition as a definitive source on home, gardening and lifestyle, and as a resourceful and creative entrepreneur. His simple yet clever tips and complete projects inspire you to make life and family easy and fun—from gardening to decorating, from entertaining to fashion. His dynamic website captures his essence and has become a home resource for all who are looking to improve their everyday life.

Mar is the best-selling author of Life On Mar’s, A Four Season Garden, an award-winning deluxe oversized coffee table book that chronicles the evolution of his Westport, Connecticut garden and how he planned it to provide visual interest and beauty through all four seasons. He has followed it up with the next book in the series, Creating Casual Luxury, in which he reveals–for the first time–his 6 Casual Luxury design principles by touring the reader through every room in his home. His personal style is high-energy, and his creativity always shows through. He draws inspiration from projects he creates for his own home, clients, friends,  family and for his charming miniature schnauzer, Violet. In addition, Mar is currently in pre-production on several television programs.

2013 November 12, Trevor Crow & Maryann Karinch

Guest: Co-authors Trevor Crow and Maryann Karinch discuss their newly published book, Forging Healthy Connections.

From the moment of birth to the second we die, we need relationships. We get sick, mentally and physically, without the emotional and physical security that flows from positive connections to other human beings.

In Forging Healthy Connections, marriage and family therapist and talk show host Trevor Crow and writer Maryann Karinch explore strategies for setting up and maintaining secure personal connections in our professional and personal lives. They show how to build a healthy network of connections so we can create an emotional safe haven that directly and positively impacts our health. They examine why so many of us fail or lose relationships as we age, discuss the types of relationships we might be lacking, explore trust issues, explain the reciprocal effect and, most importantly, describe how to establish and practice empathy with friends, family and business associates.

Forging Healthy Connections is a powerful resource for combating the loss of personal bonds in today’s impersonal digital age. It provides readers with the tools needed to achieve and maintain healthy personal connections that will ultimately lead to a lifetime of satisfaction, fulfillment and meaningful relationships.

Maryann Karinch is the author of eighteen books, most of which focus on human behavior, and is the founder of The Rudy Agency, a literary agency specializing in non-fiction. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and is a certified personal trainer.

Gift Giving and Receiving

Now that the holiday season is upon us, we feel the pressure and pleasure of selecting and receiving gifts from those close to us. Gifts are social glue. Gifts can draw us closer to one another or possibly push the receiver away. Gifts have an emotional component that we often overlook or even marginalize.

In our closest relationships we long to be known, seen, heard and safe. When we give a gift to someone close to us, we try to imagine what that person would want and what would make him/her happy. When we give a gift that communicates that we have thought about and been attuned to our loved one, we tell that person he/she is seen. Our gift shows that we have the “felt sense” of who he or she is.

By felt sense, I mean love. This is the experience of feeling that we exist in the heart mind and soul of our other. A gift can have a profound impact on our loved one by showing that we have that person embedded deeply in our conscious. Your gift shows that you KNOW him or her. You care how they feel. You feel joy when your gift is something that makes that person smile with pleasure.

There is a double joy of giving a well thought out and emotionally connected gift. We feel the joy our loved one feels. We have the felt sense of the impact of our loving and thoughtful gift has on our loved one. This seems simple but it is a profoundly reciprocal process that each of us yearns for. To be known and loved.

When we get it right we know it.

Ultimately we are wired to be together, to feel that we are not alone. We want to be safe and connected. When we give gifts that show we know and are attuned to the needs and desires of our loved one, we are communicating that those close to us are important to us.

Parenting: The Next Level

When parenting, it’s important to remember that your number one goal is to maintain your relationship with your partner. It’s all too easy to elevate your children and let them run the household in a sense.  Children feel much safer when they see their parents are connected. Ultimately, the goal is for your children to leave the house and for you to be left with your partner in a healthy, loving and supporting relationship.

2013 November 5, Featuring Reverend Laura Whitmore, Tiffany Garrity, Karen Amster-Young & Pam Godwin

Guest: Reverend Laura Whitmore and Tiffany Garrity from Rooms with a View.

Reverend Laura Whitmore of Southport Congregational Church in Southport, CT, and event co-chair Tiffany Garrity joined Trevor to talk about this year’s designer showcase. The event, held annually, is the brainchild of the late and great Interior Designer Albert Hadley.

Guest: Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin, co-authors of The 52 Weeks, Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck.

Edging into forty-something, Karen and Pam found themselves in a state of stuck. They had checked off many of their major life goals-career, husband, children, friends-but they lost momentum. After griping over drinks one night, they came up with a plan to face their fears, rediscover their interests, renew their relationships, and give back to the community. They challenged themselves to try one new thing every week for a year-from test-driving Maseratis to rock climbing to dance lessons-and to blog about their journeys.

Karen Amster-Young is a marketing and public relations veteran and has amassed many PR awards, including a spot on PR Week’s “Forty PR Stars under Forty” at age thirty-three. She is also a freelance writer. Karen lives with her husband and daughter in New York City.

Pam Godwin began her career as a caseworker for a nonprofit refugee reset­tlement agency. After getting her master’s degree in elementary education, she taught in New York City public schools as a classroom teacher and literacy specialist. She lives with her husband and children in New York City.

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Knowing When to Leave

Knowing When to Leave is a really tough subject. What’s important to do first is slow down, and really sit down and think about if you are really connected with your partner. Do you trust them? If your body is giving you the feeling that you cannot trust someone then this is not a healthy situation. Negative relationships are bad for you, period. We have the ability to choose our life partners. Make sure they make you feel loved, comfortable and safe!

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2013 October 29, Featuring Jennifer Holland

Guest: Jennifer Holland, author of Unlikely Loves.

Packed with beautiful, breathtaking full-color photographs, Unlikely Loves is a celebration of love between species. The book is filled with stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb-a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Stories of playful love, including the fox and the hound who become inseparable. And stories of orphaned animals who have found family-like ties in unexpected combinations, like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and other animals in her walks around the Oregon Zoo.

Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from around the world, tracking down firsthand sources and eyewitnesses. The stories are written with journalistic integrity and detail—and always filled with the author’s deep affection for her subjects.

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