Recent Reviews for Tina B Tessina
It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction (Book) - 12/2/2008 8:54:58 AM|
Money, Sex and Kids: (Book) - 11/12/2007 1:38:12 PM
It sounds intriguing, Dr. Tessina. I look forward to purchasing a copy and enjoying the adventure!
Reginald V. Johnson
Money, Sex and Kids: (Book) - 9/19/2007 4:54:07 AM
Catchy title! I'm sure you will sell a million!
Money, Sex and Kids: (Book) - 7/2/2007 7:45:56 PM
I need to buy a case of these when it become availabe. So many people need this well before they tie the not. The majority of couples do argue about these three things. Lack of money or someone is spending to much money, whinning kids, spoiled brats, out of control kids, sex, what sex? For whatever stupid reason married folks are using they stop freaking at the spur of the moment and dressing sexy . I could go on and on but that will be part of my book.
It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction (Book) - 7/30/2003 11:34:29 PM
I love what I've read here, and wish that Dr. Tessina had been around when I first sought help, and when I had the idiotic impression that I could CHANGE my dysfunctional family of origin. I have no children myself, but I saw my nieces being brought up in the same dysfuntional environment. Now a nephew is involved as well. While trying to help, I was branded "mentally ill" by my mother for my trouble. My family (parents especially) are scared to death of change, and accuse me of accusing THEM for "ruining" me! I'm not ruined, but I'm not happy either. Bless you, Dr. Tessina. I pray your work helps many people and their families!
It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction (Book) - 6/10/2003 3:06:40 PM
good thought provoking excerpt
Weaving The Web (Article) - 2/3/2013 6:43:21 AM
Amen. Amass a fortune, give a fortune. That goes for every aspect of our lives. Bless you Tina. It looks like you have blessed many.
Dear Dr. Romance: How can I find a good man to love me for me? (Article) - 1/28/2013 2:12:51 PM
STOP Looking For Him-
He'll Find You...
Gentle Persistence (Article) - 10/3/2010 6:40:17 AM
enjoyed the review
Public Politeness (Article) - 8/3/2010 3:20:33 AM
Creating Family Acceptance (Article) - 6/26/2010 10:42:42 PM
Creating Connections: Draw Them In (Article) - 6/17/2010 2:37:33 AM
thought provoking article
Lighten Up - Cures for Marital Boredom (Article) - 5/27/2010 6:22:11 AM
I love this article. Very practical, realistic and workable. Keep on writing.
Best of Luck!
Creating Unconditional Love (Article) - 3/1/2010 2:30:04 AM
Dr. Tessina, you have written a lot to digest ... but all of your suggestions are points to remember, internalize, and practice.
Reginald V. Johnson
Getting to Yes (Article) - 6/4/2009 4:26:23 PM
Interesting. Thank you, Tina! I'm thinking several of those expressions have been on my face, too, in many conversations with my family of late.
Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Your Heartís Desire (Article) - 1/9/2009 4:44:40 AM
Tina: You know for sometime now I've been framing in your website for your book Your Job on Earth. I am just beginning to gather together some special e-books for sale on my site and ebay under the name of Sculpting the Heart E-books. Would you be interested in sending me an e-book to look at. Everything is on the up and up if you are interested? Love your article. Would like to frame in your Authorsden.com. Would this be okay also?
Sales will be through PayPal and/or distributor. I talked to you briefly on twitter and you gave me permission to show your book on my website a while back. You probably having been getting links from my site you can check. I would appreciate a hyperlink on your book back to my web for art therapy or selling of book, however, we figure that out later. Happy New Year's, I enjoy your work so, I hope you enjoy my website, also. I would also be interested in Finding the Work You Love. Perhaps you could pass this information along to him. I am specializing in Art Therapy and bringing a little hope to others.
Happy New Years!
The Courage to Hope (Article) - 12/2/2008 9:19:00 AM
I tried to review your article on dysfunction. Goofed. Sorry, I enjoyed both articles. My own success as an author, poet and artist is a testament that depression, pain, anger and dysfunction can be overcome with the belief in God, ourselves and our special purpose.
Happy Holidays. Check out my website www.sculptingtheart.com where I quoted you on my Introduction Page and added your website so others can enjoy your talents and special gifts. Happy Holidays.
Apology and Forgiveness (Article) - 10/6/2008 12:33:25 PM
Comment: Sounds like good common sense...but oftentimes, in situations, we don't use it! Thanks for sharing this excerpt...
Anger: Cleansing Squall or Hurricane? (Article) - 9/3/2008 2:22:09 AM
Anger: Cleansing Squall or Hurricane? (Article) - 9/1/2008 4:48:24 PM
Anger If Applied Right As I Call It,i.e. I Don't Get Mad--I Get Even Then Sum!
Credit Illuminating Write!
The Nail in the Fence: Healing Wounds (Article) - 6/17/2008 12:39:02 PM
The ability to forgive is, to me, a variable of emotional intelligence, an aspect of Self often left unconsidered. It would be wonderful if adults could begin instilling the building blocks of EI in our children now so that one day, we may collectively be so emotionally mature/intelligent that we 1. rarely/never feel the need to lash out and injure the heart of another; 2. if we should be the victims of such a lashing, realize that the event is about the character of the other person and not a relfection of our own character; and 3. that in having empathy and compassion for ourselves (learning to love ourselves), we can find within us the wherewithal to forgive if the need does arise. I thoroughly enjoyed this article and hope you don't mind my "unprofessional" assessment of forgiveness and the notion of EI.
Your Primary Relationship (Article) - 5/8/2008 11:45:32 AM
OH, so true. When I first entered therapy I was resistant and defensive, not wanting to believe that my parents could have been wrong? Boy was I a mess. Your article is informative and very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Liz
Your Primary Relationship (Article) - 5/7/2008 6:59:03 PM
Your penned words are so true of us. How we must relate to others and to ourselves. I know as I have been in therapy. I am scared sometimes, and tonight coming to a home alone and being in it alone, only with a cat, I am still scared, and I am usually not. I must talk myself out of the fears before I go to sleep and trust God to remove them with my help. Good, very good write. You said it all.
The Year of Peace (Article) - 1/2/2008 1:27:51 AM
True, positive thinking is contagious and itís the one pandemic the world could really use. Have a Happy New Year, Tina.
Relating With Love (Article) - 7/3/2007 3:29:11 PM
A good relationship is give and take. Appreaciating each other and giving thanks is sure important. Thanks for this write.
Learning Forgiveness (Article) - 3/14/2007 5:21:49 PM
I like this forgivness does have to start with forgiving ourself I have always belived that. If we cannot forgive ourself for things then we wont be able to forgive anyone else. Thanks for this and the EXERCISE It helps thanks
Weaving the Web (Article) - 2/1/2007 7:13:04 PM
Good info; A message for the teachers in all of us... :)
Resolving Inner Anarchy (Article) - 2/1/2007 5:27:24 AM
Thanks for your writing. When getting in touch with the inner person I think of it as getting in touch with the Spirit once we become in touch with the Spirit then we can be in balance and we are not into greed, lust, gluttony, pride, rage, jealousy and all the outside things. Then and only then is when I feel peace and serenity.
Thanks for sharing your wisdom
Without Ego (Article) - 2/1/2007 5:16:23 AM
You said here in these words:
When I stop trying to resist, resent, overpower, deny or ignore parts of myself, and instead seek to help the whole human package be the best I can be, I find myself as peaceful and joyful as I have ever been.
That there to me means everything when I do that I am one with the creator.
Thanks for this write.
No Two Miracles Alike (Article) - 12/2/2006 3:54:44 PM
Insperational thanks for this your words are so true I belive in miracles and your a miracle too.
No Two Miracles Alike (Article) - 12/2/2006 8:12:41 AM
Very inspirational. It's interesting that the real world, its objects, processes, its people, provide all the miracles we need if we only use our empirical powers to see and enjoy. No conjured "miracle" can hold a candle to the beauties of the natural world. Thanks
The Shape of Peace (Poetry) - 5/5/2012 11:06:42 AM
Very soothing and uplifting. Thank you. :-)
Inspiration (Poetry) - 10/17/2008 10:50:44 AM
hello Tina, I read your poem "Inspiration". I found it is truly hard to describe beauty mostly because it disappears too quickly. That is what I got out of this poem. Great work. Please feel free to visit my site here in the "den"
On love (Poetry) - 7/15/2008 12:24:47 PM
Probably the fragrance would not be as sweet. Sometimes we have to work hard to get the sweet things in our lives. This reminds me God wants us to wait for good things to come, forget the past, go on with our lives looking to him for guidance and love. Rose thorns hurt and remind us to be careful.
Mosaic Heart (Poetry) - 6/8/2008 10:11:22 AM
Flows smoothly to the end and such an enduring write. Mosaic patterns have so much color to them and strength.
The Shape of Peace (Poetry) - 6/8/2008 10:10:19 AM
Peace come here to us, We need it, many are seeking it and finding it is hard to do with the world conditions like they are.
The Shape of Peace (Poetry) - 2/9/2008 1:02:29 AM
Beautifully written, offering so much hope.
The Shape of Peace (Poetry) - 2/8/2008 8:50:06 PM
You offer so much optimism and perhaps we will all see the shape of peace, nicely written....
Be always safe,
The Shape of Peace (Poetry) - 2/8/2008 8:24:32 PM
There is such hope and tranquility in this poem. It makes my heart and soul feel like there is, indeed, a possibility for peace. While it may not be here, it WILL be in heaven.
God bless you. Kathy
Inspiration (Poetry) - 2/7/2008 1:37:33 PM
Inspiration (Poetry) - 12/21/2007 8:08:56 PM
Spot on!! 'Pea' <3
On love (Poetry) - 7/3/2007 9:43:14 AM
I like this poem. It reminds me of Rilke.
Vessels (Poetry) - 7/3/2007 9:37:10 AM
I like both the form and the way this poem says things about life. They are effective in terms of poetry. Thanks for the read, Tina!
Eternal Dance - Christmas 2005 (Poetry) - 6/6/2007 8:51:09 AM
On love (Poetry) - 12/2/2006 4:57:07 PM
A fine metaphorical haiku, Tina. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace,
Bitter lesson (Poetry) - 12/2/2006 4:56:14 PM
I love haiku. This one is symbolically meaningful. Thank you for sharing it, Tina. Love and peace to you,
Eternal Dance - Christmas 2005 (Poetry) - 11/27/2006 11:09:00 AM
Reads like a waltz, Tina. Well done. Love and peace,
Inspiration (Poetry) - 11/27/2006 11:08:13 AM
Succinct but powerful, Tina. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace to you,
Inspiration (Poetry) - 11/12/2006 2:03:39 PM
great imagery...made me think about an old hymn, there's always a rainbow after the storm...enjoyed.
ANGELS IN DISGUISE (Poetry) - 10/21/2006 1:37:01 AM
Beautiufl thank you.
Inspiration (Poetry) - 10/21/2006 12:57:10 AM
Wonderful writing. Really enjoyed
Thanks Hugs Angela
Storytellers (Poetry) - 10/4/2006 12:19:13 PM
A LOT SAID WITH A FEW WORDS.....M
Storytellers (Poetry) - 10/2/2006 4:09:08 PM
I was browsing the den when I came across your page...the title "Storytellers" jumped out at me. I am a teacher, author (unpublished yet, other than poems but in the process) I am also a storyteller...among the other many titles...I held a professional development meeting for local educators this summer about incorporating the art of storytelling in the primary classroom. You seem like a very interesting and diverse person...I am anxious to read more of your work. This was great!
On Mitch and Jackieís engagement (Poetry) - 7/8/2006 8:18:45 PM
Beautiful tribute to your family and friends. Truly a celebration.
Inspiration (Poetry) - 7/8/2006 8:17:08 PM
Love the imagery. Excellent write.
Mosaic Heart (Poetry) - 5/7/2006 4:09:33 AM
Deep , thoughtful , captivating.........M
Vessels (Poetry) - 5/7/2006 3:39:18 AM
Great poem Life is like that!!!!!!!!!M
Inspiration (Poetry) - 5/6/2006 7:49:08 PM
Powerful in its brevity. Thanks.
Redemption (Poetry) - 4/27/2006 4:31:51 PM
Love does conquer all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Inspiration (Poetry) - 4/27/2006 4:29:18 PM
Inciteful and deep .............
ANGELS IN DISGUISE (Poetry) - 4/27/2006 4:28:28 PM
Lovely holiday thoughts.........
Inspiration (Poetry) - 2/28/2006 6:37:52 PM
you've risen to the occasion ...
Inspiration (Poetry) - 2/23/2006 1:10:46 PM
Some good lines and very descriptive.
Eternal Dance - Christmas 2005 (Poetry) - 12/11/2005 12:42:41 PM
Nice, short, holiday poem.
Eternal Dance - Christmas 2005 (Poetry) - 12/7/2005 5:21:12 AM
Less is more..
Balance, kindness, moderation yuppers are a part of the key to a joyous life..
Eternal Dance - Christmas 2005 (Poetry) - 12/7/2005 2:56:33 AM
~~Tina~~dance and glide~simple and beautiful~
On Mitch and Jackieís engagement (Poetry) - 7/18/2005 12:18:48 PM
Lovely words to celebrate such joy!
On Mitch and Jackieís engagement (Poetry) - 7/18/2005 11:09:19 AM
wonderful write, tina; very well done! :)
On Mitch and Jackieís engagement (Poetry) - 7/18/2005 9:26:44 AM
what a wonderful tribute to your friends/family
Bitter lesson (Poetry) - 2/12/2005 8:34:34 PM
woven with fine imagery ...
Bitter lesson (Poetry) - 2/12/2005 2:52:49 PM
Yes, this is true. May the lessons be learned. Fantastic write
(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Bitter lesson (Poetry) - 2/11/2005 5:15:21 PM
a lesson to learn
that is easiest read
Bitter lesson (Poetry) - 2/11/2005 4:23:28 PM
This is really beautiful.
Bitter lesson (Poetry) - 2/11/2005 4:07:48 PM
Sandie Nay Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Redemption (Poetry) - 1/27/2005 11:26:23 AM
An inspiring poem, Tina. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace. Regis
Redemption (Poetry) - 1/25/2005 8:11:28 PM
properly constructed poem ... enjoyed reading ...
Redemption (Poetry) - 1/25/2005 4:24:08 PM
This is GOOD poem, both in structure and mesage, and I'm proud to have read it. Thanks for that something different. Great writing to ya' - Bill
Redemption (Poetry) - 1/25/2005 4:22:25 PM
A horrific disaster and so much loss this is well written. Nila
ANGELS IN DISGUISE (Poetry) - 12/7/2004 10:34:01 AM
Beautiful write, Tina! Nice job!
Vessels (Poetry) - 12/6/2004 4:56:53 AM
So true are your words. We do have to go through a "learning" period before we are let loose upon the world. Thing is, it seems that the "learning" period has, of late, been very lackadaisical in preparing the young skulls full of mush to the realities of life.
Vessels (Poetry) - 11/10/2004 2:42:22 AM
Vessels (Poetry) - 6/22/2004 8:36:35 AM
I like the shape.........(0:
Storytellers (Poetry) - 4/25/2004 10:11:58 PM
Vessels (Poetry) - 2/26/2004 6:33:31 PM
Until worthy to catch and hold.
Love that line. Not many men are worthy of the chase. I you find him, grab him.
Vessels (Poetry) - 2/9/2004 6:24:14 AM
Wonderful write....cheers...love n luck....BHUWAN
Storytellers (Poetry) - 11/29/2003 2:18:15 PM
Vessels (Poetry) - 11/28/2003 3:03:57 PM
Nice Poem,I can totally relate to it all. Especially the beaten into shape bit. Its taking me a long time to get into the right shape, but i'm getting there. Good on you. Paul
Vessels (Poetry) - 10/9/2003 12:35:52 PM
Storytellers (Poetry) - 9/11/2003 3:47:15 PM
A nice poem.
Mosaic Heart (Poetry) - 9/5/2003 9:44:09 PM
Interesting poem. You're the only other person I've ever seen use "striated" in
a poem. I only did once, of course. :)
Storytellers (Poetry) - 9/1/2003 8:43:37 AM
LOL, this is cute. You just described my husband.
Storytellers (Poetry) - 8/30/2003 5:20:29 PM
oohh so well said in a few lines, this is wonderful, thank you for sharing
Storytellers (Poetry) - 8/30/2003 4:59:46 PM
I liked this one it is very good.