Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Dr. Suzanne Phillips and Luhse Tea owners Mindy Ferris and Brittney Wholihan

Suzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couple s, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

This week we'll take a look at 'Emotional Challenges of the Sandwich Generation' in light of deployment when there is a single parent dealing with children.  There is a mixed blessing of needing to depend on parents for the care of your children as well as the complicated aspects of that period of time.  

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles.  Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

"Life's toiling, the water's boiling, drink more tea!"

Luhse Tea is an online tea company established by a  mother-daughter team who have begun the tea bag prohibition. Mother Mindy Ferris being married to a soldier and daughter Brittney Wholihan growing up a military brat, they have traveled the world. For them, part of experiencing cultural differences has been to partake in each country's imbibing of tea.  It is their favorite drink.

After years of country hopping, they are now in a permanent location and felt it was time to take tea to a whole new level. When you are passionate about something, work is a pleasure.

Currently Luhse Tea is solely ecommerce, selling loose leaf tea and a special spice blend. Mindy and Brittany also publish weekly recipes for cooking that are really quick to make. Their website has just begun selling their own branded accessories for tea.

Mindy and Brittany are always learning and interested in hearing about tea. They encourage you to share your stories, pictures, and comments! Luhse Tea's vision is to grow through their consumers' feedback.

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