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Living Essentials From BYU

Living Essentials From BYU

109 Episodes

This series is full of helpful hints intended to enrich and simplify your everyday life. Each episode explores one of six areas of focus by sharing real-life stories, expert advice, and detailed demonstrations.

Episodes: Living Essentials From BYU

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Alcoholism

Alcoholism

Originally aired:

Learn what addiction really means, how it can start, and the influence it has on the human brain - particularly those with genetic predisposition...

Adoption

Adoption

Originally aired:

Living Essentials explores the various forms of adoption available to expectant mothers and what they should know in making such a life changing...

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Originally aired:

Learn about the different forms domestic abuse can take, the resources available for victims, and the ways they can end the cycle of violence....

Menopause

Menopause

Originally aired:

Join in as Living Essentials discusses the symptoms of menopause, and the treatments that are available to ease the transition and possibly even...

Desserts Made With Food Storage

Desserts Made With Food Storage

Originally aired:

Living Essentials will show you how you can save money, eat healthier, cook faster, and never run out of ingredients by making tasty treats with...

Children's Social Development

Children's Social Development

Originally aired:

Living Essentials discusses the important milestones in social development and the distinct roles that mothers and fathers can play.

Neonatal Resuscitation

Neonatal Resuscitation

Originally aired:

Living Essentials discusses the most common causes of asphyxiation in children and teaches crucial skills that all parents and siblings should...

Headaches

Headaches

Originally aired:

Living Essentials talks about what causes headaches and discusses lifestlye changes we can implement to prevent headaches from happening....

Infertility

Infertility

Originally aired:

Living Essentials discusses how lifestyle can affect fertility and helps you learn about all the options available to correct the problems.

Home Organization

Home Organization

Originally aired:

We'll discuss how to organize the chaos of clutter in your house and reclaim peace, sanity, and that extra time lost in disorganization.

Healthy Communication In Marriage

Healthy Communication In Marriage

Originally aired:

Living Essentials looks at practical techniques for establishing and strengthening healthy communication in your marriage.

Preconception Health Care

Preconception Health Care

Originally aired:

Gain the tools you need to help you make the best decisions when it comes to your preconception and prenatal health.

Community Gardening

Community Gardening

Originally aired:

Learn how community gardening can stimulate social interaction, reduce family food budgets, and beautify your neighborhood.

Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention

Originally aired:

In this episode a closer look is taken at substance abuse among adolescents and ways to recognize common risk factors. Preventative measures are...

Family Dinnertime

Family Dinnertime

Originally aired:

This episode focuses on the importance of family dinnertime and how it helps children succeed. Help is given in how to plan and organize a...

Dangers of Online Social Networking

Dangers of Online Social Networking

Originally aired:

Examine the risks involved in joining online social networks. Get advice on how to protect yourself and your children from victimization.

Depression In Later Life

Depression In Later Life

Originally aired:

This episode focuses on the signs of depression as it strikes in later years. The main components are addressed and preventive measures are...

Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse

Originally aired:

This episode looks at ways to use education as well as preventive measures to battle child sexual abuse. It further discusses red flags of...

Home Energy Conservation

Home Energy Conservation

Originally aired:

In the episode the topic of energy conservation is discussed and tips for saving up to 50% on utility bills. Ways of perserving our planet by...

Stock Market Basics

Stock Market Basics

Originally aired:

This episode looks at understanding the stock market, how it functions, how to invest wisely, and how to avoid common mistakes. It gives tips on...

Educational Options For Single Mothers

Educational Options For Single Mothers

Originally aired:

In this episode a closer is taking at the stresses on single mothers returning to school, ways they can cope with these hardships, and methods to...

Understanding 401K Savings

Understanding 401K Savings

Originally aired:

In this episode 401(K) plans are explained, making sense of the complicated choices individuals confront when deciding how to invest.

Children's Safety

Children's Safety

Originally aired:

This episode looks at things that can be done to insure children safety in the automobile and the home. Smart tips and wise modifications are...

Economical Cooking

Economical Cooking

Originally aired:

This episode looks at how to significantly reduce a grocery budget while still providing delicious and healthy meals.

Healthy Thinking

Healthy Thinking

Originally aired:

In this episode Living Essentials takes an in-depth look at the meaning of thoughts and how they can distort the perception of reality. Experts...

Emergency Rooms

Emergency Rooms

Originally aired:

This episode looks at what to expect in an emergency room visit. It covers the ER admittance process, patient's rights, and gives practical...

Children's Health

Children's Health

Originally aired:

Each year, a typical child suffers from 6 to 10 cases of the common cold. Discuss how to alleviate the symptoms of illnesses like the common cold...

Canning Meat

Canning Meat

Originally aired:

Learn just how easy and affordable bottling meat can be by going through a step-by-step process. Then discover how to vacuum seal an assortment...

Budgeting Tips

Budgeting Tips

Originally aired:

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, more than 200,000 personal bankruptcies are filed every year and the number continues to increase...

Holiday Debt Management

Holiday Debt Management

Originally aired:

Recent studies show that 54% of consumers were still paying off credit card debt in November left over from the previous holiday season. Learn...

Anxiety Management

Anxiety Management

Originally aired:

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting over 40 million adults. Learn a few tactics that can be...

Super Mom Syndrome

Super Mom Syndrome

Originally aired:

Learn how to stay on top of your many responsibilities and how to overcome feeling the need to do everything.

Missing Persons

Missing Persons

Originally aired:

According to the National Crime Information Center, there were over eight hundred thousand people reported as missing in 2007. Living essentials...

Solar Ovens

Solar Ovens

Originally aired:

Learn about solar ovens as an alternative solution for preparing meals and purifying water.

Insomnia

Insomnia

Originally aired:

Learn how to cope with the difficult problem of insomnia.

Drug Addiction Recovery

Drug Addiction Recovery

Originally aired:

In 2006, 23.6 million people ages 12 and older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol problem. Explore drug addiction recovery and learn...

Grief Counseling for Children

Grief Counseling for Children

Originally aired:

Examine common grief responses among children and learn how to help children of varying developmental stages through grief. Then, find out where...

The Other Victim of Pornography

The Other Victim of Pornography

Originally aired:

The family members of pornography addicts often struggle intensely to overcome their feelings about the situation. Rebecca Cressman and Monette...

Food Storage Planning

Food Storage Planning

Originally aired:

In today's world of natural disasters and economic uncertainty, food storage can be a source of comfort and security. Learn about a unique food...

Family Health History

Family Health History

Originally aired:

Discuss genetic counseling and the impact it can have on the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of various physical health issues.

Pornography Addiction Recovery

Pornography Addiction Recovery

Originally aired:

On this episode of Living Essentials we talk about the growing problem of pornography and those who struggle with it. Some studies show that at...

Special: BYU Educational Options

Special: BYU Educational Options

Originally aired:

Choosing a path for higher education can be difficult when there are so many options to choose from. Survey the opportunities available at BYU.

Roles of Medication and Therapy

Roles of Medication and Therapy

Originally aired:

Studies show that one in four adults in the United States suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks in...

Heart Health

Heart Health

Originally aired:

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Learn how to stave off the effects of heart disease and live a healthier and longer...

Family Money Matters

Family Money Matters

Originally aired:

Gather tools for healthy, successful communication about finances and discover how to better understand your spouse's financial habits, define...

Credit Reports

Credit Reports

Originally aired:

Learn how to detect errors in your credit report and how to fix them. Then discover ways to better understand your FICO score and learn...

Cancer Screening

Cancer Screening

Originally aired:

Cancer makes up over 13% of all deaths in the U.S. and affects the quality of life of millions more. Discuss how to minimize your risk of getting...

Developing Healthy Sexuality in Children

Developing Healthy Sexuality in Children

Originally aired:

Learn how to help your children develop a proper perspective on human sexuality at all stages in their lives. Discuss how to approach these...

Communicating with Teenagers

Communicating with Teenagers

Originally aired:

Learn how to develop successful relationships with teenagers by understanding them as individuals and overcoming the walls they may build around...

Teaching Children to Write

Teaching Children to Write

Originally aired:

Give your children the gift of words. With host Rebecca Cressman, discover how to integrate writing into your relationship with your children and...

Changes in the Work Place

Changes in the Work Place

Originally aired:

Learn how to adapt to the ever-changing job market. Discover how to take control of changes in your life and how setting goals can help you keep...

Salary Negotiation

Salary Negotiation

Originally aired:

Learn how to negotiate salaries--how to successfully negotiate the best salary possible when entering a new job or how to approach an employer...

Cooking with Grains and Legumes

Cooking with Grains and Legumes

Originally aired:

Hailed as the staff of life, grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and have been associated with reduced risk for heart disease, stroke,...

Autism

Autism

Originally aired:

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the U.S., affecting 1 in 150 children under the age of ten. Get tips on how to detect...

Eating For Your Heart

Eating For Your Heart

Originally aired:

Eating a healthy diet can make all the difference in maintaining a healthy heart. Avoid the many conflicting messages about diets and get tips on...

Diabetes

Diabetes

Originally aired:

Diabetes is the fifth-deadliest disease in the United States, affecting over 20 million Americans. Learn how to prevent diabetes, how to identify...

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Originally aired:

Also known as manic depression, bipolar disorder affects over 10 million Americans. Left untreated, the condition may worsen and mood swings can...

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Originally aired:

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 15-34. Learn to recognize the symptoms and how to help prevent suicide.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

Originally aired:

As many as 10 million men and women suffer from some form of eating disorder. Learn to recognize the symptoms and how to help individuals...

Surviving Widowhood

Surviving Widowhood

Originally aired:

Plan for the financial challenges and legal decisions that must be made when a spouse passes away. Learn how to planning ahead and controlling...

Networking

Networking

Originally aired:

Networking is one of the most effective but least used methods of finding a job. Find out when to start networking and how to do it...

Identity Theft and Credit Repair

Identity Theft and Credit Repair

Originally aired:

Don't be one of the 10 million people victimized by identity thieves--protect your identity from being stolen. Then learn what steps to take if...

Teaching Your Children How to Read

Teaching Your Children How to Read

Originally aired:

Learn strategies for inspiring your children to be more excited about reading and become better readers.

Using Your 72-Hour Kit

Using Your 72-Hour Kit

Originally aired:

Look inside a well-stocked 72-hour kit and find out what you can add to your own kit to make it more useful.

Disaster Survival

Disaster Survival

Originally aired:

Get step-by-steph instructions on how to plan for a disaster and how to fortify your home and your family against the unexpected.

Preparing for College

Preparing for College

Originally aired:

Learn how to prepare for college academically, by exploring your interests early, and financially, by budgeting and saving.

Resource Management

Resource Management

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Learn wise and creative ways of managing resources through budgeting, saving, and investing.

Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression

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Learn about the basic definition of depression, methods of diagnosis, available treatments, and ways to combat its common stigmas.

Social and Emotional Strength

Social and Emotional Strength

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Hear three stories of families who have experienced challenges and found ways to improve their social and emotional strength.

Canning for Keeps

Canning for Keeps

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Learn how to preserve various foods through different canning methods and learn a handful of recipes using canned foods. Also, find out how to...

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

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Hear expert advice on how to prepare for emergencies and build and utilize your food storage.

Finding the Right Job for You

Finding the Right Job for You

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Learn to identify skills and strategies that will generate employment opportunities. Also, learn about helpful resources for finding employment.

Employment

Employment

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Study how to improve your chances of getting a job and how to perform well once you are gainfully employed.

Smart Spending

Smart Spending

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Whether you want to reduce spending habits or increase savings, watch for useful tips to help you be a better consumer in everything from...

Volunteerism

Volunteerism

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Learn principles of resource management, particularly volunteering time, energy, talents for the betterment of community and individual lives.

Gardening

Gardening

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Learn the basics of gardening from preparing the soil to gathering the harvest.

The Importance of Literacy

The Importance of Literacy

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Examine the importance of literacy to societies around the world and, in particular, to members of the LDS Church.

Caring for the Elderly

Caring for the Elderly

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Learn about the financial and emotional costs of caring for an elderly relative as well as community support groups and living arrangement...

Covering the Cost of Healthcare and Disability

Covering the Cost of Healthcare and Disability

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Learn about covering the cost of health care, government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, and how to work with your doctor and your insurance...

Investing

Investing

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Learn about various investment vehicles available today, including long term and short term investments, and high versus low risk investments.

Dealing with Substance Abuse

Dealing with Substance Abuse

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Learn about substance abuse and how a person can seek help, including what a typical substance abuse program entails, and common myths about...

Death, Estates and Wills

Death, Estates and Wills

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Learn why wills and trusts are so crucial, how to set up a will or trust for your family, and how to plan and manage an estate after a loved one...

Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud

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Learn how to analyze your spending and financial habits and how to effectively translate that information into a budget.

Budgeting

Budgeting

Originally aired:

Learn how to analyze your spending and financial habits and how to effectively translate that information into a budget.

Healthy Body Weight

Healthy Body Weight

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Learn healthy and accurate attitudes toward body weight, dieting, and fitness programs. Also, learn to identify fraudulent weight loss claims...

Cooking with Food Storage

Cooking with Food Storage

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Learn basic ideas about cooking with food storage, plus tips for developing your own food storage recipes that your family will actually eat!

Career Development

Career Development

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Learn the challenges surrounding career development and key tips to help you achieve the career growth and advancement you desire.

Grief & Loss

Grief & Loss

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Learn how to cope with the experience of grief and loss. Also, find resources of support and comfort with helpful ideas on grieving and healing.

Reading and Literacy

Reading and Literacy

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Learn how to select reading material for your children, teach someone to read, and overcome common literacy barriers through expert advice.

Family Finances

Family Finances

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This episode provides tips on family budgeting, working teens, summer jobs, family communication, allowances, and family banking.

Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness

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Learn simple tools for coping with chronic illness and easing other stresses it causes.

Food Storage Basics

Food Storage Basics

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Learn about food storage programs, methods for acquiring a year's supply, and efficient ways to store food items at home.

Mortgages

Mortgages

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Learn how to select among a variety of mortgage options and avoid unnecessary expenses.

Communication in Social and Emotional Relationships

Communication in Social and Emotional Relationships

Originally aired:

Join Joseph Grenny and Ron McMillan, authors of the book "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High," and learn practical...

72-Hour Kits

72-Hour Kits

Originally aired:

Learn how to be prepared for any emergency with a basic 72-hour kit for every person in the family including the dog.

Insurance

Insurance

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Experts talk about the many types of insurance and how to select the best options.

Disease Prevention

Disease Prevention

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Learn practical skills and ideas for adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles to help prevent disease and increase lifespan.

Creative Uses of Dried Food

Creative Uses of Dried Food

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Learn how to use homemade dried foods for flavored rice mixes, potatoes au gratin, hot chocolate mixes, instant oatmeal, and more.

Home Entrepreneurs

Home Entrepreneurs

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Experts explain ways to foster ideas and create business plans and how to avoid the common pitfalls that plague every small-business owner.

Dealing with Abuse

Dealing with Abuse

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Discover the common dynamics found in healthy versus abusive relationships and ways to recognize, prevent, and heal from abuse.

Technical and Vocational Education

Technical and Vocational Education

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Hear all the great possibilities available through technical and vocational education.

Debt Management

Debt Management

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Learn how to avoid consumer debt. Topics include common pitfalls, warning signs, and debt management.

Nutrition

Nutrition

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Learn practical information about healthy eating and nutrition through incorporating healthy habits into everyday living.

Communicating with Potential Employers

Communicating with Potential Employers

Originally aired:

Learn how to communicate with potential employers; review the basic components of cover letters, resumes, and how to properly use them, as well...

Understanding Mental Illness

Understanding Mental Illness

Originally aired:

Learn practical information about mental illness as we discuss types, treatments, and ways to combat stigmas.

Family Fitness

Family Fitness

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Learn about the basic principles of fitness and how to incorporate every member of the family regardless of circumstance, age, or ability.

How We Learn

How We Learn

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Take a closer look at what learning is and how we do it. Study different styles and and understand how cultural context can make all the...

Education

Education

Originally aired:

Sit with education specialists to learn how to take advantage of various educational opportunities. Also, meet three families whose education...

Alcoholism

Alcoholism

Learn what addiction really means, how it can start, and the influence it has on the human brain - particularly those with genetic predisposition for alcoholism.

Adoption

Adoption

Living Essentials explores the various forms of adoption available to expectant mothers and what they should know in making such a life changing choice.

Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Learn about the different forms domestic abuse can take, the resources available for victims, and the ways they can end the cycle of violence. We'll also explore ways we can support loved ones who may be victims of domestic violence.

Menopause

Menopause

Join in as Living Essentials discusses the symptoms of menopause, and the treatments that are available to ease the transition and possibly even avoid the symptoms altogether.

Desserts Made With Food Storage

Desserts Made With Food Storage

Living Essentials will show you how you can save money, eat healthier, cook faster, and never run out of ingredients by making tasty treats with food storage.

Children's Social Development

Children's Social Development

Living Essentials discusses the important milestones in social development and the distinct roles that mothers and fathers can play.

Neonatal Resuscitation

Neonatal Resuscitation

Living Essentials discusses the most common causes of asphyxiation in children and teaches crucial skills that all parents and siblings should have in order to keep our smallest loved ones alive.

Headaches

Headaches

Living Essentials talks about what causes headaches and discusses lifestlye changes we can implement to prevent headaches from happening. Treatments available for severe chronic cases are also discussed.

Infertility

Infertility

Living Essentials discusses how lifestyle can affect fertility and helps you learn about all the options available to correct the problems.

Home Organization

Home Organization

We'll discuss how to organize the chaos of clutter in your house and reclaim peace, sanity, and that extra time lost in disorganization.

Healthy Communication In Marriage

Healthy Communication In Marriage

Living Essentials looks at practical techniques for establishing and strengthening healthy communication in your marriage.

Preconception Health Care

Preconception Health Care

Gain the tools you need to help you make the best decisions when it comes to your preconception and prenatal health.

Community Gardening

Community Gardening

Learn how community gardening can stimulate social interaction, reduce family food budgets, and beautify your neighborhood.

Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance Abuse Prevention

In this episode a closer look is taken at substance abuse among adolescents and ways to recognize common risk factors. Preventative measures are given to help keep kids away from drugs.

Family Dinnertime

Family Dinnertime

This episode focuses on the importance of family dinnertime and how it helps children succeed. Help is given in how to plan and organize a nutrious dinner every night of the week.

Dangers of Online Social Networking

Dangers of Online Social Networking

Examine the risks involved in joining online social networks. Get advice on how to protect yourself and your children from victimization.

Depression In Later Life

Depression In Later Life

This episode focuses on the signs of depression as it strikes in later years. The main components are addressed and preventive measures are given.

Child Sexual Abuse

Child Sexual Abuse

This episode looks at ways to use education as well as preventive measures to battle child sexual abuse. It further discusses red flags of molestation and how to help children cope with sexual abuse to facilitate a full healthy recovery.

Home Energy Conservation

Home Energy Conservation

In the episode the topic of energy conservation is discussed and tips for saving up to 50% on utility bills. Ways of perserving our planet by smart shopping and waste elimination are also discussed.

Stock Market Basics

Stock Market Basics

This episode looks at understanding the stock market, how it functions, how to invest wisely, and how to avoid common mistakes. It gives tips on what to know before investing in a company.

Educational Options For Single Mothers

Educational Options For Single Mothers

In this episode a closer is taking at the stresses on single mothers returning to school, ways they can cope with these hardships, and methods to succeed.

Understanding 401K Savings

Understanding 401K Savings

In this episode 401(K) plans are explained, making sense of the complicated choices individuals confront when deciding how to invest.

Children's Safety

Children's Safety

This episode looks at things that can be done to insure children safety in the automobile and the home. Smart tips and wise modifications are offered to help keep children safe.

Economical Cooking

Economical Cooking

This episode looks at how to significantly reduce a grocery budget while still providing delicious and healthy meals.

Healthy Thinking

Healthy Thinking

In this episode Living Essentials takes an in-depth look at the meaning of thoughts and how they can distort the perception of reality. Experts give advice and exercises that can help differentiate fact from fiction.

Emergency Rooms

Emergency Rooms

This episode looks at what to expect in an emergency room visit. It covers the ER admittance process, patient's rights, and gives practical advice on the types of questions you should ask your ER doctor to ensure the best care possible.

Children's Health

Children's Health

Each year, a typical child suffers from 6 to 10 cases of the common cold. Discuss how to alleviate the symptoms of illnesses like the common cold as well as what to look for if your child is suffering from a more serious illness.

Canning Meat

Canning Meat

Learn just how easy and affordable bottling meat can be by going through a step-by-step process. Then discover how to vacuum seal an assortment of different foods.

Budgeting Tips

Budgeting Tips

According to the American Bankruptcy Institute, more than 200,000 personal bankruptcies are filed every year and the number continues to increase annually. Learn how to painlessly combat overspending and avoid personal bankruptcy by creating a simple budget that's adjusted to your personal circumstances.

Holiday Debt Management

Holiday Debt Management

Recent studies show that 54% of consumers were still paying off credit card debt in November left over from the previous holiday season. Learn strategies for getting around holiday commericialization and avoid the pressure to overspend.

Anxiety Management

Anxiety Management

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting over 40 million adults. Learn a few tactics that can be useful in decreasing anxiety and stress and increasing your quality of life and mental health.

Super Mom Syndrome

Super Mom Syndrome

Learn how to stay on top of your many responsibilities and how to overcome feeling the need to do everything.

Missing Persons

Missing Persons

According to the National Crime Information Center, there were over eight hundred thousand people reported as missing in 2007. Living essentials discusses what to do in the event that a child or adult goes missing. The episode also covers what to expect from law enforcement and how to best cooperate with them in order to more rapidly find your loved one.

Solar Ovens

Solar Ovens

Learn about solar ovens as an alternative solution for preparing meals and purifying water.

Insomnia

Insomnia

Learn how to cope with the difficult problem of insomnia.

Drug Addiction Recovery

Drug Addiction Recovery

In 2006, 23.6 million people ages 12 and older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol problem. Explore drug addiction recovery and learn how you can help those that are close to you to overcome such problems.

Grief Counseling for Children

Grief Counseling for Children

Examine common grief responses among children and learn how to help children of varying developmental stages through grief. Then, find out where to find help.

The Other Victim of Pornography

The Other Victim of Pornography

The family members of pornography addicts often struggle intensely to overcome their feelings about the situation. Rebecca Cressman and Monette Cash discuss support systems and treatments available for those closest to the primary victim.

Food Storage Planning

Food Storage Planning

In today's world of natural disasters and economic uncertainty, food storage can be a source of comfort and security. Learn about a unique food storage system with meals to satisfy any gourmand.

Family Health History

Family Health History

Discuss genetic counseling and the impact it can have on the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of various physical health issues.

Pornography Addiction Recovery

Pornography Addiction Recovery

On this episode of Living Essentials we talk about the growing problem of pornography and those who struggle with it. Some studies show that at least 70% of men age 18 to 34 access some type of pornography in a typical month and 47% of families said pornography is a problem in their home. As pornography becomes more prevalent, so does addiction. We discuss its effect on the people involved with it and those around them and how it can be overcome.

Special: BYU Educational Options

Special: BYU Educational Options

Choosing a path for higher education can be difficult when there are so many options to choose from. Survey the opportunities available at BYU.

Roles of Medication and Therapy

Roles of Medication and Therapy

Studies show that one in four adults in the United States suffers from a diagnosable mental disorder. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks in both medication and therapy and the role they play in treating mental disorders.

Heart Health

Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Learn how to stave off the effects of heart disease and live a healthier and longer life.

Family Money Matters

Family Money Matters

Gather tools for healthy, successful communication about finances and discover how to better understand your spouse's financial habits, define your values, set goals together, and include your children in all your family money matters.

Credit Reports

Credit Reports

Learn how to detect errors in your credit report and how to fix them. Then discover ways to better understand your FICO score and learn techniques for keeping it high.

Cancer Screening

Cancer Screening

Cancer makes up over 13% of all deaths in the U.S. and affects the quality of life of millions more. Discuss how to minimize your risk of getting cancer and how to increase your chances of successful treatment through early detection.

Developing Healthy Sexuality in Children

Developing Healthy Sexuality in Children

Learn how to help your children develop a proper perspective on human sexuality at all stages in their lives. Discuss how to approach these conversations with your children and how to teach proper views and values in their development.

Communicating with Teenagers

Communicating with Teenagers

Learn how to develop successful relationships with teenagers by understanding them as individuals and overcoming the walls they may build around themselves. Then, get specific tips on how to maintain open and trusting communication.

Teaching Children to Write

Teaching Children to Write

Give your children the gift of words. With host Rebecca Cressman, discover how to integrate writing into your relationship with your children and how to help them become motivated to write on their own.

Changes in the Work Place

Changes in the Work Place

Learn how to adapt to the ever-changing job market. Discover how to take control of changes in your life and how setting goals can help you keep that control. Get practical advice on how to identify what you really want out of your career and how to obtain it.

Salary Negotiation

Salary Negotiation

Learn how to negotiate salaries--how to successfully negotiate the best salary possible when entering a new job or how to approach an employer about a wage increase in a current employment.

Cooking with Grains and Legumes

Cooking with Grains and Legumes

Hailed as the staff of life, grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and have been associated with reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers. Learn how to easily incorporate whole grains into your diet.

Autism

Autism

Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the U.S., affecting 1 in 150 children under the age of ten. Get tips on how to detect signs of autism and where to go for help to successfully deal with the disorder after your child has been diagnosed.

Eating For Your Heart

Eating For Your Heart

Eating a healthy diet can make all the difference in maintaining a healthy heart. Avoid the many conflicting messages about diets and get tips on how to create your own heart-healthy options.

Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes is the fifth-deadliest disease in the United States, affecting over 20 million Americans. Learn how to prevent diabetes, how to identify the symptoms, and what to do after you've been diagnosed.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Also known as manic depression, bipolar disorder affects over 10 million Americans. Left untreated, the condition may worsen and mood swings can last for weeks or months. Learn effective ways to treat the disorder.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 15-34. Learn to recognize the symptoms and how to help prevent suicide.

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

As many as 10 million men and women suffer from some form of eating disorder. Learn to recognize the symptoms and how to help individuals recover.

Surviving Widowhood

Surviving Widowhood

Plan for the financial challenges and legal decisions that must be made when a spouse passes away. Learn how to planning ahead and controlling your finances now will lighten the load and stress of widowhood.

Networking

Networking

Networking is one of the most effective but least used methods of finding a job. Find out when to start networking and how to do it successfully.

Identity Theft and Credit Repair

Identity Theft and Credit Repair

Don't be one of the 10 million people victimized by identity thieves--protect your identity from being stolen. Then learn what steps to take if it has already happened and how to repair your credit.

Teaching Your Children How to Read

Teaching Your Children How to Read

Learn strategies for inspiring your children to be more excited about reading and become better readers.

Using Your 72-Hour Kit

Using Your 72-Hour Kit

Look inside a well-stocked 72-hour kit and find out what you can add to your own kit to make it more useful.

Disaster Survival

Disaster Survival

Get step-by-steph instructions on how to plan for a disaster and how to fortify your home and your family against the unexpected.

Preparing for College

Preparing for College

Learn how to prepare for college academically, by exploring your interests early, and financially, by budgeting and saving.

Resource Management

Resource Management

Learn wise and creative ways of managing resources through budgeting, saving, and investing.

Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression

Learn about the basic definition of depression, methods of diagnosis, available treatments, and ways to combat its common stigmas.

Social and Emotional Strength

Social and Emotional Strength

Hear three stories of families who have experienced challenges and found ways to improve their social and emotional strength.

Canning for Keeps

Canning for Keeps

Learn how to preserve various foods through different canning methods and learn a handful of recipes using canned foods. Also, find out how to select the best fruits and vegetables.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Hear expert advice on how to prepare for emergencies and build and utilize your food storage.

Finding the Right Job for You

Finding the Right Job for You

Learn to identify skills and strategies that will generate employment opportunities. Also, learn about helpful resources for finding employment.

Employment

Employment

Study how to improve your chances of getting a job and how to perform well once you are gainfully employed.

Smart Spending

Smart Spending

Whether you want to reduce spending habits or increase savings, watch for useful tips to help you be a better consumer in everything from groceries to cars.

Volunteerism

Volunteerism

Learn principles of resource management, particularly volunteering time, energy, talents for the betterment of community and individual lives.

Gardening

Gardening

Learn the basics of gardening from preparing the soil to gathering the harvest.

The Importance of Literacy

The Importance of Literacy

Examine the importance of literacy to societies around the world and, in particular, to members of the LDS Church.

Caring for the Elderly

Caring for the Elderly

Learn about the financial and emotional costs of caring for an elderly relative as well as community support groups and living arrangement options.

Covering the Cost of Healthcare and Disability

Covering the Cost of Healthcare and Disability

Learn about covering the cost of health care, government programs like Medicare and Medicaid, and how to work with your doctor and your insurance company.

Investing

Investing

Learn about various investment vehicles available today, including long term and short term investments, and high versus low risk investments.

Dealing with Substance Abuse

Dealing with Substance Abuse

Learn about substance abuse and how a person can seek help, including what a typical substance abuse program entails, and common myths about abusers.

Death, Estates and Wills

Death, Estates and Wills

Learn why wills and trusts are so crucial, how to set up a will or trust for your family, and how to plan and manage an estate after a loved one dies.

Financial Fraud

Financial Fraud

Learn how to analyze your spending and financial habits and how to effectively translate that information into a budget.

Budgeting

Budgeting

Learn how to analyze your spending and financial habits and how to effectively translate that information into a budget.

Healthy Body Weight

Healthy Body Weight

Learn healthy and accurate attitudes toward body weight, dieting, and fitness programs. Also, learn to identify fraudulent weight loss claims that offer a "quick fix."

Cooking with Food Storage

Cooking with Food Storage

Learn basic ideas about cooking with food storage, plus tips for developing your own food storage recipes that your family will actually eat!

Career Development

Career Development

Learn the challenges surrounding career development and key tips to help you achieve the career growth and advancement you desire.

Grief & Loss

Grief & Loss

Learn how to cope with the experience of grief and loss. Also, find resources of support and comfort with helpful ideas on grieving and healing.

Reading and Literacy

Reading and Literacy

Learn how to select reading material for your children, teach someone to read, and overcome common literacy barriers through expert advice.

Family Finances

Family Finances

This episode provides tips on family budgeting, working teens, summer jobs, family communication, allowances, and family banking.

Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness

Learn simple tools for coping with chronic illness and easing other stresses it causes.

Food Storage Basics

Food Storage Basics

Learn about food storage programs, methods for acquiring a year's supply, and efficient ways to store food items at home.

Mortgages

Mortgages

Learn how to select among a variety of mortgage options and avoid unnecessary expenses.

Communication in Social and Emotional Relationships

Communication in Social and Emotional Relationships

Join Joseph Grenny and Ron McMillan, authors of the book "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High," and learn practical information on how to communicate well with others.

72-Hour Kits

72-Hour Kits

Learn how to be prepared for any emergency with a basic 72-hour kit for every person in the family including the dog.

Insurance

Insurance

Experts talk about the many types of insurance and how to select the best options.

Disease Prevention

Disease Prevention

Learn practical skills and ideas for adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles to help prevent disease and increase lifespan.

Creative Uses of Dried Food

Creative Uses of Dried Food

Learn how to use homemade dried foods for flavored rice mixes, potatoes au gratin, hot chocolate mixes, instant oatmeal, and more.

Home Entrepreneurs

Home Entrepreneurs

Experts explain ways to foster ideas and create business plans and how to avoid the common pitfalls that plague every small-business owner.

Dealing with Abuse

Dealing with Abuse

Discover the common dynamics found in healthy versus abusive relationships and ways to recognize, prevent, and heal from abuse.

Technical and Vocational Education

Technical and Vocational Education

Hear all the great possibilities available through technical and vocational education.

Debt Management

Debt Management

Learn how to avoid consumer debt. Topics include common pitfalls, warning signs, and debt management.

Nutrition

Nutrition

Learn practical information about healthy eating and nutrition through incorporating healthy habits into everyday living.

Communicating with Potential Employers

Communicating with Potential Employers

Learn how to communicate with potential employers; review the basic components of cover letters, resumes, and how to properly use them, as well as effective interviewing skills and protocol to place you in the best hiring position.

Understanding Mental Illness

Understanding Mental Illness

Learn practical information about mental illness as we discuss types, treatments, and ways to combat stigmas.

Family Fitness

Family Fitness

Learn about the basic principles of fitness and how to incorporate every member of the family regardless of circumstance, age, or ability.

How We Learn

How We Learn

Take a closer look at what learning is and how we do it. Study different styles and and understand how cultural context can make all the difference. Finally, review learning disabilities and resources available to overcome them.

Education

Education

Sit with education specialists to learn how to take advantage of various educational opportunities. Also, meet three families whose education allowed them to improve their standard of living.