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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Howard Bloom talks about his new book, The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates. We’ll take a look at why some psychotherapists are branding themselves to attract more patients—and what that means for the treatments they provide. Then Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce, and Sigourney Weaver discuss their roles in Christopher Durang’s latest comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Plus, we’ll examine whether positive thinking is really the true path to happiness.

How a Godless Cosmos Creates

Howard Bloom tackles the question of how a godless cosmos creates. His new book The God Problem: How a Godless Cosmos Creates looks at theories about the birth of a universe and the human need for meaning.

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Rebranding Psychotherapy

When Lori Gottlieb started her psychotherapy practice last year, she thought she’d have a steady stream of clients. Instead, she discovered that many of her colleagues are now marketing their services and re-branding them as life coaching or providing remote therapy in an effort to attract more clients and stay in business. She talks about whether psychotherapy has an image problem in her article, “What Brand Is Your Therapist?” which appeared in the November 23 issue of the New York Times Magazine.

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Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking

Oliver Burkeman discusses how our constant effort to eliminate the negative can cause us to feel anxious, insecure, and unhappy. In The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking, Burkeman talks to life coaches, maverick security experts, and “backwards” business gurus, who suggest that happiness and success can come from embracing things we spend our lives trying to avoid.

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"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”

Kristine Nielsen, David Hyde Pierce, and Sigourney Weaver discuss their roles in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Playwright Christopher Durang takes characters and themes from Chekhov and mixes them up, and the result is a play set in present day Bucks County, Pennsylvania. “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is playing at Lincoln Center’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

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Guest Picks: Kristine Nielsen

Kristine Nielsen was on the Lopate Show recently, along with co-stars Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce, to discuss the Lincoln Center Theater's production of Christopher Durang's play "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." She also told us about some of her favorite things!

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Guest Picks: Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently, along with her co-stars David Hyde Pierce and Kristine Nielsen, to discuss the Lincoln Center Theater production of Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike." She also told us that she's fan of Kabuki theater. Find out what else she's a fan of!

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