Tales From The Office



As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Addictions Specialist and Substance Abuse Professional for the past 32 years, I have worked with many people who have successfully made changes in their life. Tales from the Office is a show that discusses these changes.For more information, go to my websitewww.changeispossible.org


  • Irresolution-when resolutions often fail

    Irresolution-when resolutions often fail

    09/01/2020 Duración: 07min

    Happy New Year! In this edition of Brandler Bits we examine the time honored tradition of New Year's Resolutions. We identify why these resolutions do not work and lead to more frustration. We identify the strategies that will make your 2020 a successful year of change.

  • Inconvenient Not Tragic

    Inconvenient Not Tragic

    09/12/2019 Duración: 05min

    In the latest edition of Brandler Bits, learn about the phrase "Inconvenient Not Tragic". The phrase give us all some perspective on recognizing the hassles and inconveniences of daily life . By being grateful that these things are NOT tragedies, we can change how we see these issues.

  • Are you SAD

    Are you SAD

    02/12/2019 Duración: 06min

    In the latest edition of Brandler Bits, learn about Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD). SAD is depression which has seasonal components. Many people in the northeast have symptoms of SAD without having the diagnosis. Identify strategies to improve SAD.

  • Are you deadicated?

    Are you deadicated?

    15/11/2019 Duración: 05min

    On this edition of Brandler Bits learn how dedication to work can make you "deadicated". Strategies are identified in order to put more balance into your life and prioritize what is most important.

  • How to Deal with the Difficult People in your Life

    How to Deal with the Difficult People in your Life

    21/10/2019 Duración: 07min

    In this episode of Brandler Bits, we discuss how to deal with difficult people. Learn about difficult people: Who they are? What you can do to handle them better? What you can learn about yourself from your interactions with them?

  • 5 Star relationships

    5 Star relationships

    02/10/2019 Duración: 07min

    In this edition of "Brandler Bits", learn all about the criteria that make up a 5 star relationship. Recommendations for how to improve your relationship is addressed as well.

  • Promises of Change

    Promises of Change

    16/09/2019 Duración: 07min

    In this edition of Brandler Bits we discuss the Promises of Change. It is rather simple to make change, but much harder to keep change. In this episode we discover what are the ingredients that help us to maintain the changes we wish to make. In addition, we address how the "12 Promises" can be utilized for long term happiness and change.

  • Back to School Jitters

    Back to School Jitters

    09/09/2019 Duración: 41min

    This episode of Brandler Bits, is a special edition. With the new school year upon us, it is timely to address the issue of "Back to School Jitters". With that in mind, listen to this interview. I think it is very practical and useful for any parent who has a child returning to school.

  • Its Not Fair

    It's Not Fair

    05/08/2019 Duración: 06min

    In this edition of Brandler Bits, we address a very emotional topic, "It's not fair". It is a topic that most people are familiar with. We struggle to understand how bad things can happen to others. We wrestle with our feelings when these things happen. We struggle to understand how to handle our feelings. We wonder how we will get through these situations. Today's episode addresses all of these issues.

  • Vacation


    22/07/2019 Duración: 05min

    In the latest edition of Brandler Bits, we address the importance of going on vacations. It is a necessity for self care to unplug from the world and focus on things that are not in our daily routines. Vacations are opportunities to connect and explore. Listen to learn more: https://wp.me/p7Ctmg-Gt

  • Too Much

    Too Much

    26/06/2019 Duración: 05min

    On this edition of Brandler's Bits we focus on how people use "quick fix bandaids" to try and solve problems that need to be solved from the inside, not the outside. Learn strategies to have a better SELF.

  • Control


    17/06/2019 Duración: 05min

    The latest edition of Brandler Bits addresses the topic of control: what we have control over what we have no control over what we can influence how to change

  • Fear of Change

    Fear of Change

    13/05/2019 Duración: 04min

    In this episode of "Brandler Bits", we discuss how the fear of making changes gives us comfort and familiarity, but keeps us stuck.Learn some strategies that can help you use facts instead of fears

  • Anger Part 1 and Part 2

    Anger Part 1 and Part 2

    08/05/2019 Duración: 10min

    Here is the unified version of the Anger podcast series. Learn about what anger is and isn't. Learn about how to reduce the anger that you have

  • Anger Part 2

    Anger Part 2

    29/04/2019 Duración: 05min

    This is the 2nd part of a 2 part series of Brandler Bits regarding anger.In today's episode, we discover that although anger is a reasonable, normal, typical feeling, sometimes anger is NOT anger. Learn how other feelings are disguised as anger. In addition, you will learn that the key to your happiness is to identify and deal with the other underlying feelings.

  • Anger


    08/04/2019 Duración: 05min

    In this first part of a 2 part episode of Brandler Bits, we address the feeling of anger: What is anger? How can we explain anger? How does it occur in the mind and body? What we can do about it?

  • Guilt and Shame

    Guilt and Shame

    25/03/2019 Duración: 05min

    In this episode of "Brandler Bits", learn about shame and guilt, two "cousins" who show up often. You will hear about the differences between the healthy and unhealthy aspects of these two feelings. In addition, you will get to identify strategies in order to feel better.

  • Regret


    12/03/2019 Duración: 05min

    In this edition of Brandler Bits, learn how the things we regret create difficult emotions for us. Regret comes from things we did or said and the things that we wished we said or did. Learn how to "regret proof" your life.

  • Motivation to change

    Motivation to change

    04/03/2019 Duración: 07min

    In this edition of Brandler Bits learn about the factors to lead people to be motivated to make changes in their lives. Some of these are supported by research, some of these have occurred through therapeutic experiences. Identify what you need to do in order to start to be motivated to change!

  • I have this little problem

    I have this little problem

    18/02/2019 Duración: 04min

    People often minimize the problems they have. Learn how to acknowledge problems and strategies to work on treating those problems

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