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The Selfish Path to Romance
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On their debut episode, Nic and Nan celebrate Valentine’s Day by taking you on a different path to find romance. Actually, it’s a selfish path. Their guest is Dr. Ellen Kenner, a licensed clinical psychologist and host of a syndicated radio talk show. She is also co-author of The Selfish Path to Romance: How to Love with Passion and Reason, which is inspired by the writings and philosophy of Ayn Rand.
Episode Segments:
Nic and Nan: Our Number One Fan
Nic and Nan open their debut show with a very special guest and their number one supporter - Nic's mom! And she will share the key to a happy life - the three f's.
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Nic and Nan: Get to Know Your Hosts
It's Valentine's day, and Nic and Nan have story of love they want to share - their own. Also, the Celebrity 411
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Nic and Nan: Dr. Ellen Kenner
Just about everything most of us have learned about how to find love is wrong. In order to be successful in love, you must think of yourself first. That's the premise of Dr. Ellen Kenner book Selfish Love, and she outlines the book's underlying themes here in part one of our interview.
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Nic and Nan: More with Dr. Kenner
In part two of our conversation, Dr. Kenner shares tips on how to keep the spark in your relationship, the importance of emotional honesty, and why couples seem to struggle in the bedroom. Then, Nic and Nan have your weekly health tip and horoscope
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Dr. Ellen Kenner
Dr. Ellen Kenner is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Rhode Island. She received her B.A. from Brown University and her Ph.D. from The University of Rhode Island. She is host of the syndicated radio show, The Rational Basis of Happiness ®. In 2011 this show began its 15th year and is heard on over 35 stations coast to coast, including Canada and the Virgin Islands. She has interviewed many prominent authors and has appeared as a guest on radio and television. Dr. Kenner has taught psychology courses as an adjunct instructor at The University of Rhode Island and Rhode Island College. She has extensive experience in the fields of child-parent relationships, marital relationships, family problems, healthy goal-setting, self-improvement, stress management, time management and more. She has served as expert witness for many dysfunctional family and child abuse related cases. Her specialty is exploring how to apply the rational, pro-happiness philosophy of Objectivism to mental health issues. The Providence District of the U.S. Postal Service honored her work and radio show. She has been married for 35 years and has two grown children. She and Dr. Edwin A. Locke published a serious guidebook on romance in early 2011.

Dr. Kenner's Website