True North — The Shocking Truth About "Yours, Mine and Ours"

July 31, 2014
Hosted by Dr. Irene Conlan

[Download MP3] [itunes] [Bookmark Episode]

Guest Information

 

Episode Description

Sometimes things are not what they seem to be. We've all experienced that in one way or another. Tom (Beardsley) North grew up in the family made famous by Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda who played the parents in the movie "Yours, Mine and Ours." It was one of those "perfect families" you see on the big screen—a story patterned after the Beardsleys. The family was portrayed as a comical and harmonious blend of Helen North's eight children, Frank Beardsley's ten children and two of "their children" as only Hollywood could contrive. But the movie and reality were far apart. Tom tells what it was really like living in that famous but abusive family. It is his hope that he can help others who have survived or are involved in abusive situations. Tom's is a story of survival, hope and triumph at its best.

The Self Improvement Show

The Self Improvement Show

Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

The Self Improvement Show was created because almost everyone wants to be better, do better, and achieve more, but we don't always know how to do that. We aren't looking for perfection. We are simply trying to improve in ways that allow us more happiness, contentment and success with some laughter along the way. We address issues common to us all and suggest useful tools that will help you tap into your strengths and your wonderful uniqueness. We think most self improvement is an "inside job" so we talk a lot about how to "go within" to make lasting changes. We talk to people who have struggled and won and have great stories to tell as well as those who live ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. The show is laid back, informative and down to earth. The welcome mat is always out and we invite you to join us.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share
Dr. Irene Conlan

Dr. Irene Conlan

Dr. Irene Conlan is serious about helping you find the tools you need to achieve your self improvement goals and begin to experience the happiness you deserve and desire.

She has a Masters degree in nursing and a Ph.D. in metaphysics. Irene has taught nursing at ASU, served as Administrator of Nursing at a major Phoenix hospital, and served as Assistant Director in the Arizona Department of Health Services. A certified hypnotherapist, Irene has had her own therapy practice for the past 16 years.

Irene believes that in this stressful world we need help more than ever. We rush from one place to the next, to work, the store, to appointments, to get our kids to soccer practice, ballet, gymnastics, school or the mall. We can be found 24/7 by email, cell phone, or pager. We are stretched to the max and wonder why we can’t sleep, can’t think, and can’t relax. We are enticed by drugs, alcohol and sex to give us an outlet or deal with the stress and many choose to use them. Some rage. Some over-exercise. Some go out and shoot other people. Some simply quit.

In this frenetic activity there is one constant – we are each looking for happiness. Ask the addict, the thief, the anorexic, the debutante, the CEO, service professionals, people you meet on the street or while shopping – ask them what they want. They will, if they can verbalize it, tell you what they truly want is happiness.

Let’s talk about the improvements we can make that help us be happy now.

  • Snag
  • ecard
  • Bookmark and Share