Episode 115: Kids! Masculinity! Narcissism! Grateful! With Dr Kelly Flanagan
Dr Kelly Flanagan and I have been friends for a while thanks to the Front Row Dad Foundation, and I’m excited to have him on the podcast today primarily to talk about his work as an author. Dr Flanagan also does some life coaching and as a coach myself, I’m always interested in hearing more from other coaches. Join us today to talk about kids, narcissism, masculinity, and being grateful!
In his own words: Dr. Kelly Flanagan is an author, speaker, personal growth and relationship consultant, and licensed clinical psychologist. He blogs regularly at drkellyflanagan.com, his writing has been featured in Reader’s Digest, Huffington Post, and The 5 Love Languages, and he has appeared on the TODAY Show with his daughter. Kelly is the author of two non-fiction books, LOVEABLE: EMBRACING WHAT IS TRUEST ABOUT YOU SO YOU CAN TRULY EMBRACE YOUR LIFE and TRUE COMPANIONS: A BOOK FOR EVERYONE ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT SEE US THROUGH. Both books debuted as the #1 New Release in Interpersonal Relations on Amazon. His first novel, THE UNHIDING OF ELIJAH CAMPBELL, will be released on October 18, 2022. Kelly is married to another clinical psychologist named Kelly, and they have three children who are eighteen, fourteen, and twelve years old. They live in a small town outside of Chicago.
0:00 – Start
4:33 – Coaching marriage while married
6:30 – Narcissism and Social Media
11:25 – Ego Castle Metaphor
17:30 – Kid at school story
20:04 – Preventing pain vs cultivating space
31 :00 – How do you hold it together through ‘the explosion’
35:15 – Being grateful
40:55 – Talking to the kids
45:00 – Masculinity
49:33 – The Unhiding of Elijah Campbell Book
55:05 – How do you ask how to do better
1:01:00 – Scott Tells a Story
1:10:00 – Closing thoughts
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