Women’s Issues

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Loving communication in Ellen’s marriage seemed a thing of the past. Now Ellen stood at the brink of divorce with her husband of eighteen years. She desperately did not want to break up their family, especially because of the implications for their three children. Ellen felt controlled by her husband, Ken, and that his needs invariably came first. He provided well for the family, but the emptiness she felt when with him had become too much to bear.

Ellen ached for someone she could talk to and be intimate with in a loving way. [click to continue…]

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Give yourself and your loved ones the best gift of all by focusing on the magic and true spirit of the holiday season. Often busyness, expectations and multitasking eclipse the essence of the holidays. Savor the holiday season and create new memories.

Here are 10 ways to maximize this merry month:

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Cutting or self-injury (SI) is about scratching or cutting your body with a sharp object (scissor, razor blade, paper clip, glass, tweezers etc.) enough so that the skin is broken and bleeds. As was mentioned in Cutting Part 1, this behavior is not usually meant as a suicidal gesture.

Every story regarding why an adolescent would engage in cutting behavior is different, yet there are certain commonalities.

  • Adolescents who cut experience powerful feelings of loneliness and isolation.
  • Often these are kids who have been bullied or rejected by their peers.
  • Their parents have unrealistically high expectations, or they have witnessed [click to continue…]
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How can you balance: love, work, and fun?

How can you fill yourself so that you have more energy, motivation and the capacity to give without feeling depleted?

How can you strengthen your level of happiness, resilience, support and mindfulness?

The What Women Need Coaching Group is about creating your vision and goals and turning possibilities into realities. The conversations and coaching that take place and the quality of the connections, propel participants into clarifying and realizing personal and professional goals and dreams.

Randy Kamen Gredinger, Ed.D. psychologist and life coach will be leading the group. Please read my bio and press page for more information about my background and experience.

A new WWN Coaching Group is beginning on Tuesday evening, December 7th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Meetings will be monthly. There will be 8-10 participants in the group. For flow, continuity and maximum results a six month commitment is required. Each 3 hour session is $125.

Some of the words women have used to describe how they feel in WWN Coaching Group:inspired… energized… connected… motivated… recharged… optimistic… strengthened… enlivened… happier…”

I hope you will join us for this group. There are several spots available. Please feel free to recommend this coaching group to other women.

The WWN Coaching Group will meet  in Wayland, MA. Tea and light yummy snacks will be served. I hope you will be able to join this dynamic atmosphere and connect with an awesome group of women.

Register on my website DrRKG.com or by email Randy@DrRKG.com with the attached registration form. Contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.

With light and inspiration,


Randy Kamen Gredinger,Ed.D.

Licensed Psychologist, Life Coach

Individual coaching consultations are also available upon request.

Deadline for application: December 1st, 2010

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This video describes some of the essential characteristics of the happiest women.

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Linda Joy exudes passion, fierce determination and great kindness. She takes pleasure in turning people on to her hard won secrets and strategies. Linda shares her expertise with disarming enthusiasm. “Let me help you.” “You can do this.” “That’s easy. Let me show you.” These are heartfelt expressions that roll off her tongue with ease and authenticity. Linda singlehandedly cultivated a successful life path for herself and her beautiful daughter, refusing to let financial struggles stop her from building the life she envisioned.

Born in Taunton, MA, Linda grew up the oldest of four children and took the reins as caregiver to her younger siblings. She dropped out of high school feeling overwhelmed, confused and probably a little burnt out. Linda knew without a high school degree she would not have the best career opportunities nor would she be able to make the most [click to continue…]

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Living the fast-paced, glamorous New York City lifestyle, Dena Patton started a thriving business there at the age of only 24. Just a few years later, she suffered a minor stroke that changed the course of her life. After consulting a life coach to help her make some lifestyle changes, Dena decided to become a life coach herself. In 2004 she founded Chat, Chew & Chocolate, (CCC), an online community of women looking for connection and inspiration. In addition to local live chapters, Dena organizes CCC retreats in Arizona where she is based.

The retreats are designed for women to connect, relax and rejuvenate. I will be participating in the next retreat – October 1-3, 2010 – as a mentor and facilitator. The other featured speakers are [click to continue…]

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If you have experienced emotional abuse then undoubtedly you are familiar with the struggles associated with it: feelings of powerlessness, hurt, fear, anger and rage. These feelings are part of the cycle of abuse.

Interestingly abusers often experience these emotions, generally dealing with a history of abuse. They learned from their own families of origin that abuse is an acceptable form of behavior. People who have experienced a history of abuse often look for partners they can dominate, [click to continue…]

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Abuse is any behavior that is used to control or quash another human being with fear, humiliation, manipulation, intimidation, guilt, criticism etc. Emotional abuse employs verbal and psychological tactics rather than physical ones. Sometimes it can be blatant while other times it can be quite subtle and hard to detect. Chronic devaluing and shaming gradually tugs away at the victim’s psyche leaving long-lasting, sometimes lifelong scars. The abused feels worthless and deserving [click to continue…]

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Emotional abuse is behavior that controls and manipulates another person through fear, humiliation, intimidation, guilt and coercion. The victim’s feelings, needs, thoughts and desires are trivialized and made to seem inconsequential in comparison to the needs of the abuser.

Ellen’s husband, Mike, yelled obscenities at her after she forgot to pick up his dry cleaning. He told her that she was lazy and stupid. When he found her treating herself to chocolate for dessert, after she single-handedly cleared the dinner table and cleaned the dishes, he would go on a tirade about her weight and disgusting appearance. Mike would say, “Why can’t you look as sexy as the other women? I’m ashamed to be seen with you. I deserve better [click to continue…]

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Photos directly above by Laura Bergstein, all rights reserved; Portrait Photography of Dr.Randy Kamen by Janet Wolbarst Photography www.janetwolbarst.com