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Listening to these in-depth discussions with expert guests on a broad range of relationship topics can open your eyes, heart, and mind to new possibilities for creating the healthy, emotionally intimate relationship you want at home, and the clear, assertive one you need at work.
Each episode starts with my insights on the topic of the day, followed by amazing conversations with my expert guests, hand-picked to help you clearly see what’s possible in your relationship with yourself and all those others folks, too, at home and at work.
Contrary Ways to Overcome Detox, Pain, Addiction & Shame GUEST: Dr. Will Horton
by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on February 5, 2020 at 6:13 PM
Wow! I was so prepared to ask tough questions of my guest, Dr. Will Horton, because I found some of the claims he made sounded outrageous to me. Really? And, I asked those tough questions about addiction, recovery, pain, and shame...and more! When I read one of his book titles, my antennae went up: "How to Get Others to Do What You Want and Have Them Think It was Their Idea" Oh, no! That sounds so manipulative and under-handed, right? That's why I called this episode "Contrary Ways." He is a […]
The Upsides For Workplace Warriors To Lead And Succeed - GUEST: Jordan Goldrich
by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on January 30, 2020 at 1:57 AM
Do you feel like a warrior when you go to work? Do you feel like you MUST be a warrior?Warriors are tough. Is that a necessity for getting people to work together and produce desired results?My conversation with Jordan Goldrich, author of Workplace Warrior, had some surprises. The subtitle of his book is "People Skills for the No B.S. Executive." He immediately brought up the word, abrasive, to describe many leaders. Not a surprise! Sometimes people think they have to be tough, competitive, and […]
Ass-Kickin' Advice for Step-Moms GUEST: Kathy Hammond
by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on January 23, 2020 at 7:34 PM
We have so many images of step-moms. Angels, devils, and everything in between! My guest, Kathy Hammond, is the author of How to Kill Your Husband's Ex, Attorneys and Then Some: Ass Kickin' Advice for Stepmoms.You might relate! She says, "Books on step parenting hope to evoke a kumbaya feeling. That might work if everyone involved in the step family dynamic is mature, empathetic and certainly not narcissistic. In reality are very raw emotions of jealousy, anger, resentment and fear, experienced […]
Why Health and Healing Require Trust and Listening GUEST: Dr. Elizabeth Hughes
by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on January 15, 2020 at 5:09 AM
What do you do when you don't feel well? Do you ignore it and hope it will go away?Do you become interested in the needs of your body?Just because your parent had a disease or condition, do you believe you're next? Today's guest, Dr. Elizabeth Hughes, has exciting news: "YOUR FUTURE IS NOT WRITTEN IN YOUR DNA."What would change for you if you believed your future is not written in your DNA? Such an important belief to challenge! Dr. Hughes talks about why it is important to listen to your […]
Mid-Life Dating, Sex & Finding True Love GUEST: Jonathon Aslay
by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on January 10, 2020 at 12:09 AM
Fearful? Skeptical? Not sure you trust yourself to choose well? Unsure about trusting when you start to date again? You'll likely have some of that when you're dating in mid-life, especially if you have left a toxic relationship? You hear the term, self-love, so often these days. Do you know what it really means? What are your assumptions about it? I actually don't use that term much because of the ambiguity. In today's episode, my guest, Jonothon Aslay, and I discuss this because sometimes the […]
How Living in Alignment with Your Human Design Leads to Success GUEST: Chetan Parkyn
by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on December 27, 2019 at 5:53 PM
HUMAN DESIGN? What immediately came to mind when you read that?Human Design is a system that "illustrates the genetic codes in our personal makeup, both from a conscious perspective, and also from the unconscious ancestral input," as today's guest, Chetan Parkyn says."We get distracted in our lives from the moment we arrive here.We become conditioned not only from the attitudes and behaviors of the family and circumstances in which we are born, but we also have ingrained in our genetic codes […]
Love, Lust & Love-Bombing! How to Tell the Difference to Stay Safe GUEST: Dr. Terri Orbuch
by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on December 20, 2019 at 2:51 AM
Never mistake love-bombing for love!Never mistake lust for love!Great advice for dating! Today's episode with Dr. Terri Orbuch is SO important, especially when you're dating. And, even more especially if you're dating after leaving a difficult, or toxic, relationship. You need to know these distinctions so that you feel more confident in the dating scene.The big question we discuss is "How can you reignite passion in a relationship that has become a little humdrum, and maybe a little too […]
Healing Brain Fog, Fatigue & Depression Naturally GUEST: Dr. Brindusa Vanta
by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on December 11, 2019 at 7:47 PM
GO WITH YOUR GUT! How many times have you heard that? Sure, most folks are talking about intuition and gut feelings, but did you know that the seat of health is in your gut, your microbiome? Worth knowing, right? Better yet, and more worth knowing, is learning about taking good care of your microbiome to encourage health, in every way.Dr. Brindusa Vanta has used her training as a medical doctor, and her vast interest and research, to understand the foundations of health, and how to return to it […]
Overcoming the Heartbreak Of and For Foster Kids - GUEST: Richard Villasana
by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on December 4, 2019 at 4:37 PM
You've likely heard so much in the news about the separation of children from their families at the United States borders. Children kept in cages.Overcrowding conditions that don't seem to improve. And, the issues of children being placed in foster homes for their own safety has always been with us.HOW DO WE MAKE THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM WORK WELL IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES? That's the big, ongoing question. Today, my guest, Richard Villasana, helps us understand what the […]
What's the Relationship Between Autoimmune Conditions & Emotional Well-being GUEST: Sharon Sayler
by Rhoberta Shaler, PhD on November 30, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Do you think that there is a connection between what goes on in your emotional life and what goes on in your body?You betcha! Today's episode starts with me giving you some insights into the hows, whys, and benefits of creating uninterrupted time in your life frequently. Do you do that? Most people don't, so take this in. It can make a HUGE difference in your feeling of well-being!When you have difficulties--especially chronic stress and anxiety--from being raised by, living with, or leaving […]