News: ChalkBus Story Picked Up by the Associated Press, Goes National

News: ChalkBus Story Picked Up by the Associated Press, Goes National

The day after this story first appeared locally on KSL, the Associated Press contacted me to ask if they could run it nationally. Uhm... yeah! :-) Whee! Fun ride for the little #ChalkBus. See all the papers (print and online) that picked up the #ChalkBus story. Click on each logo to see the article there. 

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MarriageEnvy.com Donates Time & Resources to American Fork High School's "Be the Change" Club

MarriageEnvy.com Donates Time & Resources to American Fork High School's "Be the Change" Club

Be the Change is American Fork High School's (AFHS) newest club. The organizers and club advisers Kara Allen, Michelle Walker and Amber Duncan, teachers at AFHS, stated, "Be the change focuses on helping students feel included and loved. In a school as big as AFHS, it is easy to feel alone among 2,000 students. Be the change works to help students see that they aren't alone, that they can reach out and find people who understand them."

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New Company Hosts Dating Seminar in OSH

New Company Hosts Dating Seminar in OSH

“A lot of times people in the dating pool don’t think that it’s a great dating pool they think it’s more of a stinking bog and there just aren’t a lot of good folks out there, or at least it feels that way. So a lot of people feel like they have to settle for the best of the worst that they can find. Whereas tonight’s presentation is to learn how to attract the best of the best,” Sherman said.

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MarriageEnvy.com Donates Gift Certificates to The Kidney Foundation

MarriageEnvy.com Donates Gift Certificates to The Kidney Foundation

"Thank you so much for your support with the 2013 Kidney Foundation 5K Run & Walk this year! We appreciate your raffle donation of 10 Workshop Gift Certificates for your relationship seminars. The National Kidney Foundation actually kept the gift certificates and has passed them out to the social workers to use on an as-needed basis. Everyone was so thrilled with them! I am sure they will be put to good use. I was so extremely touched by our donation. My dad is so touched by the love and kindness shown by so many on his behalf. Thanks again!"

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"All About Relationships" with Jonathan on Victoria Wynn's Radio Show

Listen to this two-hour interview with yours truly on Victoria Wynn's "The Lies I Tell Myself" Project radio show on K-TALK Radio, which aired June 10, 2012. We talked all about relationships and we even had some real-life relationship interaction with her producer husband, Matt Jacobson. We covered everything from marital issues, boyfriend and girlfriend relationships, to men and women in general, fair fighting rules, tips for finding the right person, tips and tools, our communication blocks and the lies we tell ourselves about the opposite sex.

Interview: Speaking Manglish and Womanese

Interview with Rick Sherman (no relation) of KASL radio for a large multi-group single adults activity including dinner, myself as speaker and a dance afterward. The workshop he interviewed me about is "Speaking Manglish and Womanese: Bridging the Gender Gap."

Interview Questions/Comments asked by interviewer are as follows. Answers, of course, are in the interview above.

1. "I'd like to start with the '9 Words Used by Women"... These are the "9 words used by women" he referred to.

2. "What percentage of couples might need some counseling or coaching?" EXTRA info not in the above interview:

"Not only can talk therapy improve one’s marriage, statistics also show that talk therapy is successful in helping clients improve their lives across the board. One survey found that 93 percent of people who sought help from marriage and family counselors stated that they were more successful in dealing with problems, 63.4 percent reported improved physical health, 58.4 percent reported improvement in functioning at work and 73.7 percent found an improvement in their child’s behavior." —Dr. Laura Berman

3. "So you kind of  need to learn  how to be married, right?"

4. "Is there a greatest need or complaint or shall we say deal-breaker that  you encounter in sessions?" 

5. "Is there an average number of sessions couples will spend with you to get back on track?"

6. "You hear the term 'break-up to make-up' quite often. Is that something you might encounter? Do people kind of create their own problems to make-up?"

7. "This all seems highly serious. There must be a lighter side to it. There must be great satisfaction to helping people."

8. "So you're bi-lingual. You serve as a translator then between men and women, eh?"

EXTRA info not in the above interview: Is this counseling for couples only?  MFT's work with anyone and anything within the scope of the family: individuals, couples, families, children, adults, singles, divorcing, remarrying, c0-parenting, addictions and mental health issues.

 

Step-Parents of Tots & Teens Support Group

Step-Parents of Tots & Teens Support Group

Local resident and stepparent of 12 years, Brenda Smith founded a stepparent support group, Stepparents of Tots/Teens (SPOTT). This program aims at helping local stepparents address the issues associated when raising young and teenage children. Jonathan Sherman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, is donating his time on a pro-bono basis to help facilitate this group.

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