Love and Dating for Shy People: Hard Hitting Advice

January 28, 2016
Hosted by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

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In this episode Cyrus Thomson Kirkpatrick, author of Love and Dating For Shy People and How to Quit Your Job: Escape Soul Crushing Work, Create the Life You Want, and Live Happy brings his personal and professional experience as a lifestyle coach to address love and dating for shy people. What he offers is a warm and very clear focus on the specifics that can make dating a daunting challenge or an interesting opportunity. He takes on everything from definition of self, idealization of others, best places to meet, making a move, conversation deadlocks, flirting, reading non-verbal cues, staying positive while detaching from expectations and much more. Adding to this, Cyrus will invite us to consider how our lifestyle is a critical factor in happiness and romance. He will offer some specific strategies for setting lifestyle changes in motion. Drawing upon his experience, he will invite us to improve lifestyle and relationships.

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Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips

Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips has been a practicing psychologist, psychoanalyst, group therapist and professor for over 30 years. She is the co-author of three books and over 40 articles and chapters. Most recently, she co-authored Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has written and presented on a wide range of topics including couples, marriage, divorce, trauma, teens, pets, midlife, military, managing stress, infidelity, resilience, bereavement and family issues. Her work has been recognized with awards such as The Suffolk County Psychological Association Psychology of the Year Award, The Rutgers University GSAPP Lifelong Distinguished Achievement Award, and The American Group Psychotherapy Association Social Responsibility Award. She also gave testimony before Congress for the needs of military families. Suzanne is a weekly blogger for Psych Central with over 250 original blogs. She has also blogged for This Emotional Life on PBS, has appeared on television programs such as Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been a radio guest on many shows including Kelly Connor’s Real Women on Health, Military Mom Talk Radio, Tom Matt’s Boomer Rock and NPR. Since 2013, Suzanne has hosted Psych Up on CoSozo online radio and on WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan. Her current show, Psych Up Live, airs globally on VoiceAmerica.

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