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Take charge of your thoughts, take charge of your life! On Love & Life, Dr. Karin explores research-based methods for happy, hopeful, positive living! She delves into all the good stuff—how to have true intimacy in romantic relationships, more meaningful friendships, healthier family connections, and more fulfilling careers. Each episode leaves listeners with a Love & Life Hack—a quick fix to improve your emotional wellness TODAY! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/love-and-life-media/support

Love & Life with Dr. Kari‪n‬ Dr. Karin Anderson Abrell

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    • 5.0 • 108 Ratings

Take charge of your thoughts, take charge of your life! On Love & Life, Dr. Karin explores research-based methods for happy, hopeful, positive living! She delves into all the good stuff—how to have true intimacy in romantic relationships, more meaningful friendships, healthier family connections, and more fulfilling careers. Each episode leaves listeners with a Love & Life Hack—a quick fix to improve your emotional wellness TODAY! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/love-and-life-media/support

    How to Choose Well When Picking a Partner! Anita Stoudmire, MA, LPC Ep. 136

    How to Choose Well When Picking a Partner! Anita Stoudmire, MA, LPC Ep. 136

    Relationships don’t have to be so difficult—they can actually be fluid and even EASY! But they definitely can’t be easy if we pick unhealthy, toxic partners. And all too often, we’re completely unaware as to why we keep attracting—and being attracted to—dysfunctional people in the first place. For years, Anita Stoudmire chose men who were incapable of being the partner she desired. Eventually, she’d had enough disappointment and frustration. Anita began to unpack the dynamics causing her to choose poorly. She joins me to explain how she fixed her “picker” and finally learned to choose well!



    Anita Stoudmire, MA, LPC

    Website: http://www.betterlovemovement.com/

    Instagram: @betterlovemovement



    Dr. Karin

    Website: http://www.loveandlifemedia.com/

    Instagram: @dr.karin


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    • 55 min
    Why Core Values are the Secret to a Happy Relationship! Ep. 135

    Why Core Values are the Secret to a Happy Relationship! Ep. 135

    One question I often receive is, “I know ‘core values’ are important in relationships, but to be honest, I’m not sure I actually know what mine are.” In this episode, we discuss the definition of core values and how we can identify the ones that matter most to us. Furthermore, we explore how clarifying our core values not only allows us to better understand ourselves, but also prepares us to recognize our person! We wrap up the episode discussing the psych research surrounding core values and how our values set a foundation for successful, fulfilling relationships!



    Sources:

    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/click-here-happiness/201807/39-core-values-and-how-live-them

    https://www.marriage.com/advice/relationship/relationship-values-every-couple-must-have/



    Dr. Karin

    Website: http://www.loveandlifemedia.com/

    Instagram: @dr.karin


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    • 39 min
    How Can I Ever Learn to Trust Again? And More of Your Questions! Ep. 134

    How Can I Ever Learn to Trust Again? And More of Your Questions! Ep. 134

    It’s hard to trust when our heart has been broken multiple times. We get jaded and bitter. We build up a wall of protection. We worry we’ll never be able to trust anyone ever again. This week I answer 3 listeners’ questions. One listener asks exactly this: How can I trust again after being cheated on multiple times and spending 9 years in a toxic relationship? Another listener wonders if she should change her name now that she’s divorced. She’s concerned because she has 3 school aged children and although she’d like to step away from her ex’s name, she’s concerned about how her children might feel should their mom have a different last name. The final question is from a woman wondering how to respond to an ex’s new gf who insists on bad-mouthing her to their mutual friends.

    Dr. Karin

    Website: http://www.loveandlifemedia.com/

    Instagram: @dr.karin


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    • 23 min
    Everything You Need to Know About Egg Freezing with Britt McHenry Ep. 133

    Everything You Need to Know About Egg Freezing with Britt McHenry Ep. 133

    One of the themes of Love & Life is Never Settle! But for women who refuse to settle in love, it might take a while to meet our person. Most of us are okay waiting for the right one, but it’s our biological clock that puts the pressure on us. The realities of our fertility can’t be ignored—we can’t procreate forever. But over the last several years, egg freezing has moved from an experimental procedure to one that’s mainstream and quite common. Many of you have reached out asking if I’d cover egg freezing on the podcast. So, when I saw Britt McHenry’s Instagram story about freezing her eggs, I reached out to see if she’d share her egg freezing journey with the Love & Life community. Join us to learn all you need to know about freezing your eggs from one who’s been there, done that and is SO glad she did.

    Britt McHenry is a Fox News contributor. She was one of the main hosts to launch Fox’s streaming service Fox Nation, specifically designed for Millennials across the country. She’s a political host and contributor to WTTG/Fox 5 in Washington D.C. Britt appears on two primetime shows including the hit program, “Like It or Not,” alongside former ESPN colleague Bram Weinstein and WPGC-FM News Director Guy Lambert.  Britt worked at ESPN for four years as a reporter, host, and writer focusing primarily on the NFL and MLB. She began her career as a sports anchor at WJLA-TV/ABC-7 in Washington DC, where she worked for 6 years. McHenry is a graduate from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

    Dr. Karin

    Website: http://www.loveandlifemedia.com/

    Instagram: @dr.karin


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    • 51 min
    Childless Not By Choice Ep. 132

    Childless Not By Choice Ep. 132

    Most of us assumed we’d eventually be mothers. And, many of us deeply desired this—we dreamed about it, we planned for it, we read parenting books preparing ourselves for this most important role. But sometimes, life doesn’t play out as we’d hoped and we end up childless not by choice. Katy Seppi of Chasing Creation joins me to talk about how we can move through this profound loss—the loss of something we never had. Katy discusses the concerns childless women face—the alienation from other women who are mothers, the disenfranchised grief, and how we can reimagine and embrace a life that looks nothing like the life we expected. She also shares details about her upcoming virtual conference—The Childless Collective Summit!

    Dr. Karin

    Website: http://www.loveandlifemedia.com/

    Instagram: @dr.karin


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    • 57 min
    When You’re a Strong Independent Woman, but You Still Want a Man! Ep. 131

    When You’re a Strong Independent Woman, but You Still Want a Man! Ep. 131

    I LOVE hearing from you and I know listeners LOVE hearing from each other! So a few months ago, I reached out to you via my newsletter to see if anyone wanted to tell her story. I was so happy Kate Griffith agreed to share the struggles she faced during her single years—but also, and more importantly, why she’s actually glad for her single years and the growth she experienced while navigating life solo! Kate talks about all she did to embrace her single season—how she made reservations for one, saw movies by herself, and even traveled alone. By pushing and challenging herself in these realms, Kate became stronger individually, gained confidence, and learned to be at home with herself—and by herself. We wrap up the conversation focusing on the benefits of adulting on our own—benefits that pay off in spades once we’re in partnership.



    Dr. Karin

    Website: http://www.loveandlifemedia.com/

    Instagram: @dr.karin


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Customer Reviews

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108 Ratings

108 Ratings

therapistmom14 ,

Refreshing

I wish I would have had this podcast when I was single! Dr. Karin is such an encouragement for women in all seasons of life. She is warm and authentic and so are her guests. As a counselor, I have found such value in recommending my clients to this podcast for extra encouragement and perspective.

hashtagsinglepod ,

Loving life 💜

Dr Karin is one of the most personable, empathetic and passionate psychologists today, speaking from a truthful place of experience and drawing from her background in psychology about the core elements that speak to modern women today. Love & Life podcast is an incredible resource to guide women through life’s challenges across the board and her thoughts, advice, and wisdom personally reminds me of my own strength, resilience, and empowerment!!

charlotte mark H ,

Best podcast ever!

I’m loving every minute of Dr Karin!! So
Helpful and so loving.

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