Posts Tagged ‘Tina Tessina’

A Gift From The Heart

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I was so jazzed to learn that my buddy and writing colleague, Tina Tessina, Ph.D., was intrigued by my post about my new quilt (made from my son’s baby clothes) from Campus Quilt Company.

Seems that Tina and her husband, Richard, had saved many t-shirts from their travels together, and she had been thinking, for years, of having them made into a quilt. When she saw the beautiful quilt created for me by Campus Quilt Company, she decided to order one of her own.

It’s goegeous! I’m so glad I was able to share something here that sparked an idea in a friend, leading to a wonderful gift for her husband.

Check out Tina’s quilt over on her Dr. Romance Blog. And check out the rest of the blog, too. Hey, every parent deserves a little romance in his or her life. It ain’t all about diapers and curfews, people!

Wishing You Could Stretch Time?

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008


Do
you find yourself wishing you had more hours in the day? What parent
doesn't? Wish you could stretch time?

Tina Tessina, Ph.D., a licensed psychotherapist in Southern California, may have some
answers. No, she doesn't have a flux capacitor or a DeLorean in her bag
of tricks
. But check out her post, How to Stretch Time:

"Because time is valuable, learn to budget it the way you budget your money.  In counseling my clients, I have found that putting yourself on a "time diet" works wonders.  Be wary of "time sinks" — TV, computers, e-mail, etc. and phone conversations with people who talk a lot to no purpose."  

Sound familiar? OK, I'm going to take Tessina's advice, step away from the computer (after a productive work day; I have nothing against computers!), go make turkey-meatball sandwiches for dinner (comfort food!) and spend some fun time with the family tonight. 


Money, Sex & Kids

Thursday, March 13th, 2008


It has been a hoot carrying around a copy of the new book Money, Sex and Kids (Adams Media; $14.95) by Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. for the past week or so. If I’m reading it in the orthodontist’s waiting room, for instance, people take a look at the cover and you just know they’re wondering, "Hmm. I wonder what her problem is: money, sex or kids?"

Actually, reading the book is a good way to help head off potential problems with all three. For instance, Tessina offers down-to-earth tips on how to resolve fights constructively — and
lovingly (it’s possible!).

She’s is a psychotherapist in private
practice and she isn’t afraid to tackle these
three biggies in most marriages. Her tips for understanding each other
better during an argument make a lot of sense:

°    Seek first to understand.
°    Pay attention to how your words are landing.
°    Focus on the solution.
°    Separate emotion from solution.
°    Don’t beat dead horses.
°    Be nice.

Come to think of it, doing those things in marriage seems like pretty good preventive medicine, too.