Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, is a psychologist, physical therapist and author of the bestselling book: A Happy You: Your Ultimate Prescription for Happiness.
She has been quoted by some of today’s top media outlets including CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Cosmopolitan, Woman’s World, Woman’s Day, Glamour, Self, Woman’s World, Health and Real Simple.
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Her book, Love In Abundance: A Counselor’s Advice on Open Relationships, is dedicated to Rick and Eric, who should each receive a Labriola Endurance Medal for sticking with me all these years through all of life's little twists and turns.
For the past five years I have been working on the issue of teen dating violence and brining awareness to young women across the country on how to have a healthy relationship. I got involved in the issue initially while playing in the U.S. Jr. Girls Golf Championship in Boise Idaho when I was 16 and met a woman while there who was a domestic violence counselor. It was fate in certain ways since I had just gotten out of an abusive relationship few months prior, and before I knew it I was flying up to Boise two months later to take part in the Idaho State Summit promoting awareness on teen dating violence and over a period of three days I spoke on a panel and gave speeches at various high schools. After that summit I was approached by the Liz Claiborne organization Love is Not Abuse and started doing workshops and giving speeches at high schools and eventually flew up to New York City to take part in Love is Not Abuse’s annual teen dating violence awareness day.
I appeared on CBS Early Morning News and Good Housekeeping did an article on the work I had done the on the issue. Seventeen magazine also nominated me as one of the most influential teens in America. Two months later appeared on Dr. Phil as a ‘teen expert’ on the issue.
When I arrived at the University of Washington I got involved with campus organizations and by fate again got hooked up with a local publisher of an online publication in Seattle and became a “sex and relationship” expert columnist. Two years later I got hooked up with Laura Stepp, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, who started an organization to bring awareness to sexual health called SexReally, and I flew up to Washington D.C. to meet her and she did a story on the work I have done with sexual abuse and I wrote a few articles for her concerning the issue for her website. So for the past three years in college I have been writing on various topics concerning relationships and recently got involved with the Know More Say More Campaign, which is part of the Family Violence Prevention Fund, which brings awareness to birth control sabotage and coercion, something that I had experienced with someone I was dating a few months ago. The Huffington Post wrote an article about my experience with it after I created a book on Facebook called ‘ Standing Up to Idiots ’ about reproductive coercion.
Kristen Houghton is a Lifestyle writer and author of the best-selling new book, And Then I'll Be Happy! Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness and Put Your Own Life First
An award-winning writer with critics hailing her work as "fresh, insightful, sharp, sexy-funny, and sophisticated...she is definitely a must-read;" Houghton's work appears online and in print magazines. Her Lifestyle articles empower her readers to create a happy, healthy, and successful life.
"I love what I do," Kristen says, "It is definitely a blessing to be able to make your living by doing exactly what you love to do. I write for the same reason I breathe!"
Her new book on humor in relationships is due to be published in early 2012. She is currently finishing a collection of short stories. Under the name, CK Houghton, Kristen writes "nice little horror stories" guaranteed to make you check your locks and look under the bed before going to sleep.