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Problem Solving Financial Problems

Download | Duration: 00:34:33

Financial problems getting you down (especially during tax time)?  Listen to the KitchenShrinks, Dr. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, as they discuss strategies for clearing your head, reducing stress, and facing those financial challenges!


In Defense of Men

Download | Duration: 00:36:09

We are not going to take it anymore!  Let the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, (two actual men), defend men against unfair stereotypes.  Find out why ALL men aren’t knuckle-dragging, sex crazed cavemen.  Bonus - you’ll learn something about women, too.


MANopause - The Male Mid-Life Crisis

This podcast contains explicit content | Download | Duration: 00:35:15

The KitchenShrinks tackle the Male Mid-Life Crisis - MANopause!  Take a listed to Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer as they discuss whether this really exists, how to identify it if it does, and what to do about it!


Dealing with People Who Drive You Crazy

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Most of us struggle with people who drive us crazy - family, coworkers, or neighbors.  Listen to the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, for some tidbits on how to deal with these folks - and how to not let them get under our skin!


Women and Stress in the Workplace

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Women face unique challenges in the workplace, often balancing numerous family, work, and marital demands.  Listen to Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, the KitchenShrinks, for ideas for managing the unique demands for women in the workplace.  Women - don’t be fooled just because we are men (we are completely in touch with our feminine sides)!  Listen for some great ideas!


Quit Smoking!

Download | Duration: 00:37:06

Listen to the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, as they discuss strategies that can help folks quit smoking.  Many of these strategies can help people change a variety of unwanted habits, so take a listen even if you don't smoke.  Or, suggest this podcast to a friend who does smoke!


Psychology and the Movies

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Two psychologists talk about what they love and hate about the movies.


Losing It - Meltdowns and Momentum Changes

Download | Duration: 00:38:57

For anyone that has had a “meltdown”, or witnessed someone have one - this is the podcast for you!  Whether it is your favorite football coach (like our own Bo Pelini at Nebraska) or someone closer to home, find out why these occur.  Also, we discuss why teams can fall flat during a game.


Awkward Social Situations

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Ever get stuck in an awkward social situation, struggling to know what to do?  We all have.  Listen to the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, for tips on how to manage these types of situations, whether they were created by you or someone else.


Psychodynamic Psychoanalysis

Download | Duration: 00:32:42

Ever see a movie where a patient lies on a couch and talks about their dreams to a psychoanalyst?  During this edition of KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven discuss psychodynamic psychotherapy.


Cyber Rage

Download | Duration: 00:31:50

Great listener-suggested podcast - “Cyber Rage”.  What is it about social networking that seems to bring out the worst in people?  The KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, discuss why people so frequently are rude and caustic on the internet.


How To Know When You Need Therapy

Download | Duration: 00:41:17

How do you know when you need therapy?  Or when to guide a friend or family member to seek therapy?  Listen to the KitchenShrinks - Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, as they review when you might want to seek professional help.


Why We Love Zombies

Download | Duration: 00:29:51

Love zombies?  So do we.  Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, the KitchenShrinks, will review why we find zombies so darn interesting and fun.  If you have half a BRRAAAIINNN, you’ll love this!


Emotional Reasoning

Download | Duration: 00:31:52

Ever wonder why we sometimes repeatedly make bad decisions, or over-react, despite the fact that we should “know better”?  We may be the victim of Emotional Reasoning - the tendency to think with our emotions rather than with reason.  Listen to the KitchenShrinks - Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, to learn about this fascinating problem - and what to do about it.


School Shooting - Coping and Comforting

Download | Duration: 00:30:34

Dealing with the recent Newtown school shooting can be tough - let the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, help by going over how we can talk with our children about the tragedy, and how we can cope better ourselves.


Evidence-Based Psychotherapies

Download | Duration: 00:31:54

Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, the KitchenShrinks, discuss Evidence-Based Psychotherapies - very effective counseling treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other emotional difficulties.  Give it a listen!


Jerry's Gems and Todd's Tidbits

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Gems and Tidbits - Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, the KitchenShrinks, discuss their personal top pieces of advice and what still surprises them in psychology.


The End of the World!

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It’s the End of the World!  Not really.  The KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, discuss why so many people are fascinated by end of the world theories.  Be sure to listen to this before the end of December, 2012, because that’s when the Mayan calendar ends!


Why We Lie

Download | Duration: 00:33:37

Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven take a look at lying - how much we lie, and why we lie.  Is lying rare, or common?  Take a listen to find out, and to see what to do if you think someone is lying to you.


Mindfulness

Download | Duration: 00:29:52

New podcast on Mindfulness!  Listen to the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, as they review this valuable technique for reducing stress and increasing peace.

Perform a Psychological Checkup

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Want to know how you are doing psychologically?  Give yourself a Psychological Checkup!  Listen to the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, as they help you review your coping - and what to do if you need a tune-up!


Bad Communication

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The KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, talk about bad communication and how to improve it.


Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

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Join the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, as they discuss Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.  Learn about this disorder and how to seek ways to address it!


Pornography Addiction

This podcast contains explicit content | Download | Duration: 00:34:04

Pornography addiction can ruin relationships, finances, and lives.  Listen to the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, as they help listeners understand what constitutes pornography abuse and how to address this significant problem.



Finding Happiness

Download | Duration: 00:32:31

Many people are searching for happiness, but few people seem to truly find it.  Maybe they are looking in the wrong places.  Join the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, as they help define happiness, and how to be successful in creating true satisfaction over time.


Passive-Aggressive People

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Join the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, as they discuss dealing with passive-aggressive behaviors.  These behaviors are some of the most difficult to identify and address.



Love

Download | Duration: 00:28:35

It’s Valentine’s month.  The KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven (a.k.a. “the Love Doctors”), discuss love.  Don’t miss this - these guys are experts!



Thriving Despite Unemployment

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During these tough economic times, unemployment can be a huge struggle for many people.  Listen to the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, as they discuss how to manage the psychological impact of unemployment, and even how one can emotionally thrive despite the stress of unemployment.  Don’t let employment get you down!  


Rumination - When You Can't Get Thoughts Out Of Your Head

Download | Duration: 00:34:56

Sometimes negative thoughts can get stuck in our head, and they can be hard stop.  Worries about the past, present, or future can turn over and over in our mind.  This is called Rumination.  The KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, discuss what creates rumination, and how to address this frequent problem.  This is a fan-suggested topic.  Thanks for listening?


What is Evil?

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What is Evil?  The KitchenShrinks - Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven tackle this provocative topic - one that was requested by one of our listeners.  You may be surprised that there is no simply answer to this question.  Be sure to listen so you can know what to do if other people are acting in evil ways, but more importantly how to prevent yourself from doing things that are against your moral code.


Sociopath versus Psychopath?

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You may have heard the terms “psychopath” and “sociopath” used, but what do they mean?  Join the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, as they discuss what these two labels mean and the differences between them.  More importantly, know how to identify when someone might fulfill one of these two labels and learn how to deal with them.


Narcissism - I Bet You Think This Podcast Is About You

Download | Duration: 00:33:47

This week the KitchenShrinks - Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven - cover Narcissism.  We discuss the different ways people can be come narcissistic, and what underlies narcissism.  You will find this fascinating and may be surprised to find that there is not full agreement in psychology regarding the origins of narcissism.  Finally, we discuss what to do if you find yourself dealing with a narcissist.


Dealing With Guilt

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Guilt is a powerful emotion that can sometimes take control of us.  Listen to the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, as they discuss what creates guilty feelings, the impact they can have on us, and how to reduce them over time. 


Build Your Integrity

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What is integrity?  Join the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, as they define integrity, and help you find ways to enhance it.


College Knowledge - Preparing for the Next Four Years (or More)

Download | Duration: 00:40:33

Heading for college?  Know someone who is?  This is the podcast for you.  Join the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, as they discuss how to adjust to college life successfully and how to avoid common pitfalls.  As an added bonus, there is a special guest - an actual first year college student!  Don’t miss this one!





Confirmation Bias - We See It When We Believe It

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Ever wonder why you can’t change other people’s minds, even if there seems to be lots of evidence they are wrong?  It’s because of something called “Confirmation Bias”, and it’s why it’s hard for all of use to change our minds.  Listen to this fascinating podcast from the KitchenShrinks - Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, as they give you tips for dealing with people who won’t change their beliefs, and how you can be more flexible in your thinking.

Be sure to check out the KitchenShrinks Store at http://www.shop.kitchenshrinks.com/!  We just added two new Recipes for Success on Mid-Life Dating for Women and Increasing Happiness.  These helpful audio guides are longer than our regular podcasts and provide more specific guidance for self-improvement.  Best of all, they are only $2.00 each!  Check them out and help support the KitchenShrinks podcast.

Creating Creativity

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We’ve had creative guests on KitchenShrinks - Singer/Songwriter Daniel Christian, Author Tosca Lee, and Singer/Songwriter Jeff Finlin.  It got us wondering about creativity, so we recorded a podcast about it.  Join the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, as we discuss factors that can enhance creativity, as well as barriers to creativity.  If you want to get your creative mojo going, be sure to listen to this podcast!




Be sure to check out the KitchenShrinks Store at http://www.shop.kitchenshrinks.com/!  We just added two new Recipes for Success on Mid-Life Dating for Women and Increasing Happiness.  These helpful audio guides are longer than our regular podcasts and provide more specific guidance for self-improvement.  Best of all, they are only $2.00 each!  Check them out and help support the KitchenShrinks podcast.


Interview with singer/songwriter Daniel Christian

Download | Duration: 00:36:56

Please join the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, as they interview singer/songwriter Daniel Christian.  Daniel is a fantastic artist that shares his insights into what moved him to pursue a music career, what motivates him as an artist, and how he meets the challenges that he continues to face.  Don't miss this fun and thought-provoking interview!

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Conspiracy Theories

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Who shot JFK?  We probably won’t be able to answer that, but we will be talking about Conspiracy Theories!  The KitchenShrinks - Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, will be talking about what makes conspiracy theories so compelling, so difficult to disprove, and in some cases, an obsession.  Listen to this podcast to find out the difference between healthy curiosity and an unhealthy focus, and learn how to respond to friends who are really hooked on their personal conspiracy theories.


Love Versus Lust

This podcast contains explicit content | Download | Duration: 00:31:54

 Some people say we “lose our minds” when we first fall in love.  There may be some truth to that!  Listen to the KitchenShrinks, Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer as they discuss the difference between lust, romantic love, and long-term commitment in this fascinating podcast.  This podcast can definitely help you avoid some common mistakes people make when they are infatuated.


Coping with the News about Natural Disasters

Download | Duration: 00:32:29

Earthquakes in Japan, Hurricanes in the Gulf, and Tornados - It seems that there are many natural disasters happening around the globe.  Let the KitchenShrinks - Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, help you cope with the news of these disasters in a healthy way.  


Parenting 101

Download | Duration: 00:35:02

Parenting is tough.  Listen to the KitchenShrinks,  Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, as they review some basic principles of parenting and how to get your family communicating in the right direction.  There’s also a special “mystery guest” that will provide special insights.  Don’t miss this one!


Dating Tips

Download | Duration: 00:32:31

 Make your next date a success with these great dating tips.  The KitchenShrinks, Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, will give you some (mostly science-backed) dating tips that will help you avoid the common mistakes people make, and help make your dating experiences more enjoyable.


Mid-Life Dating

Download | Duration: 00:39:09

Trying to get back into the dating scene at mid-life?  Lots of Americans are.  You find out pretty quickly that the rules have changed from when you were in your 20’s.  Listen to Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, the KitchenShrinks, for information that will help you date successfully, and avoid the common mistakes that mid-life daters make.


Overspending

Download | Duration: 00:27:36

Spent too much money during the Holidays?  Your not alone.  Let the KitchenShrinks - Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, help you understand why people overspend, and how to avoid overspending.  Don’t let emotions or advertising pressure you to overspend - listen to this podcast today!


Surviving a Toxic Workplace

Download | Duration: 00:38:42

Do you work in a toxic environment?  Listen to this enlightening podcast from the KitchenShrinks - Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer - and learn how to cope in work situations that can be challenging.  Don’t let work get you down - learn what you can do to take care of yourself and keep gossip, backstabbing, and office politics at bay.


Don't Be a Victim

This podcast contains explicit content | Download | Duration: 00:34:52

Join the KitchenShrinks - Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer - as they discuss the “victim mentality” - a tendency to see oneself as victimized and helpless, even if no one is exploiting us at that time.  Learn how adopting a “victim mentality” can be a way of reducing personal responsibility, tends to blame others, and can prevent us from adapting to a situation.  Sadly, this type of perspective harms relationships and decreases personal happiness.

Also, be sure to check out our new KitchenShrinks store, where we offer audio “Recipes for Success” - downloadable guides that can help enhance your life in a number of areas.  Check the store out at www.store.kitchenshrinks.com.


Increasing Happiness

Download | Duration: 00:31:40

What makes us happy?  Join Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer in discussing the difference between real, authentic happiness and the pursuit of what can make us excited for a short period of time, but unhappy over the long haul.  We discuss how so many people get off track in their pursuit of happiness, and how to get back on track.


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Keeping Relationships Healthy After Children

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Things can sure change in a relationship after children come along.  Fewer romantic nights, more midnight feedings.  It can really take a tole on a relationship.  Drs. Jerry Bockoven and Todd Fleischer, the KitchenShrinks, discuss how children can change relationships, and how to avoid the common pitfalls that can pull couples apart.

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Scared on Stage - Performance Anxiety

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Ever fearful before giving a speech, playing a game, playing (or singing) in front of an audience, or even some anxiety prior to sexual relations?  This is the podcast for you.  Drs. Todd Fleischer and Jerry Bockoven, the KtichenShrinks, discuss performance anxiety and how to address it.  Millions of americans struggle with this problem - come learn how to cope with this debilitating problem. Share

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