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Episode Directory

May 2016

  • 5/26/2016: HOW NOT TO DIE!!! Straight Talk interviews Dr Michael Greger Listen Now
  • 5/19/2016: Are men really from Mars? Women from Venus? find out about this and how our hormones and environmental factors are playing a role in everything from love to attention Listen Now
  • 5/12/2016: Parenting 101- strategies and science on making your kids thrive!!! Listen Now
  • 5/5/2016: 'Health comes from Healthy Living'- Dr Michael Klaper talks true health Listen Now

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Olga Munari Assaly

Olga Munari Assaly is the author of "The Joy of Cancer", a true survivor, a mom, a successful business woman (Spa Munari), A Certified trainer and Wellness Specialist and has been a featured speaker at TEDx Talks in Las Vegas. Olga Munari Assaly in her own words … I believe that with every challenge there is a hidden opportunity. My goal is to reach out and hopefully make a difference in people’s life. My morning wish is to enjoy every single day,like it was my last! View Guest page

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empowered women workshops attendees

Sandra is joined by previous attendees of Empowered Women Workshops. View Guest page

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Bonnie Bonadeo

Bonnie Bonadeo is President and founder of AraKara LLC, The Beauty Agents, Beauty Goorus Consulting and Co-founder of Naked Audience Productions Coaching and Training Company. Bonnie’s career has spanned over 25 years in beauty, as a cosmetologist to becoming successful sales, marketing professional and trainer in beauty. Bonnie has facilitated corporate trainings as a speaker, and has produced and directed live events from 25 to 25,000. She is the go-to person connecting people to the power of beauty. Her mission is to connect YOU to finding the BEaUty in U. Bonnie specializes in Public Speaking, Leadership, Sales and Branding Programs in all industries. She believes that beauty translates to all people and all industries from how we see ourselves to how we see others. As a Best Selling International Author of Success in Beauty, The Secrets to Effortless Fulfillment and Happiness, Bonnie shares her story that success is not always a beautiful path. View Guest page

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Dr Christine Carter

A sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home (January 2015) and Raising Happiness (2011). Presenting the latest neurological and psychological research on positivity, productivity, and elite performance, she demonstrates a sweetest paradox: by doing less we can actually accomplish more. A sought-after keynote speaker, Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on the HuffingtonPost, PsychologyToday.com, PositivelyPositive.com, Medium.com, and several other websites. View Guest page

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Tracey Deer

Tracey Deer BIO (Creator / Director / Executive Producer)
Award-winning Mohawk filmmaker Tracey Deer has multiple credits to her name as producer, writer and director in both documentary and fiction.
Beginning her career in documentary, Tracey teamed up with Rezolution Pictures for feature documentaries One More River: The Deal that Split the Cree, Mohawk Girls, and Club Native, as well as the documentary series Working it Out Together, seasons I & II. This collaboration has continued into fiction television with Mohawk Girls, the series, which she is co-creator, is directing and co-executive producing.
Her own production company, Mohawk Princess Pictures, recently produced the feature documentary Sex Spirit Strength and the youth documentary series Dream Big, both for APTN’s 2015 fall season.
Her work has been honored with two Gemini awards and has earned acclaim from multiple film festivals, including Hot Docs and DOXA. She has worked with the CBC, the NFB View Guest page

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Georgia Dow


Georgia Dow, MA specializes in treating anxiety and stress management for both children and adults as a top Psychotherapist at The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression. With over 20 years of experience in teaching and counselling-­‐ Georgia has helped innumerable clients overcome anxiety successfully.
In 2015 Georgia with Sandra launched http://www.anxiety-videos.com offering treatment to clients suffering from anxiety in the comfort of their homes. The DVD's were released in response to a great need for treatment options for issues from anxiety to parenting to sleep and more and have helped countless people change their lives. View Guest page

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Georgia Dow MA

Georgia Dow, MA specializes in treating anxiety and stress management for both children and adults as a top Psychotherapist at The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression. With over 20 years of experience in teaching and counselling-­‐ Georgia has helped innumerable clients overcome anxiety successfully. View Guest page

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Kristen Eykel

Kristen Eykel CHt. Brings a wealth of experience to her clients. From Supermodel in Paris to LA's Red Carpets, Kristen has travelled the world of Beauty & Self-Empowerment. Her training as a Certified Hypnotherapist, Birth Doula, Usui Reiki Master Teacher, IKYTA & E-RYT Yoga Specialist, and Certified Advanced ThetaHealer has brought her a deeper understanding of where we all hold fears & limitations- and given her the keys to unlock them. Her years working in TV speaking to live audiences & millions of people internationally has given her the confidence & passion to hold the stage for her audiences as well as hold Sacred Space for her work with clients and those she Mentors.

Kristen Eykel loves to inspire others with her energy, enthusiasm and expertise. A member of Women Speakers Association, Kristen is also the Yoga Expert/ Media Spokesperson for Total Woman Gym + Day Spas, and has been featured in Fit Pregnancy, Health Magazine, Dance Magazine, Healthwise,Today’s Black Woman, Shine.com, and IVillage.com. Kristen hosted the lifestyle show My OWN Time for the Oprah Winfrey Network & has been interviewed by and on the covers of Yoga Journal, New Living Magazine and has appeared on Leeza, The Maury Povitch Show, New York's WB & LA's KCAL 9 News for her personal and unique varieties of expertise. Her book, INITIATE – from Supermodel to Shaman to AWESOME, meditations, DVDs & tutorials are all available online on her site www.KristenEykel.com as well as retailers in-store and online.

Sign up on her site and receive a free Warm Melted Honey Meditation! Follow on Facebook/Kristen Eykel and Twitter @KristenEykel View Guest page

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Solline Feld

Solline Feld MA Psychologist has a thriving practice in Montreal specializing in family, couple and parenting issues.
Solline has been seeing clients for over 15 years with incredible outcomes. She is an expert in using emotional focused therapy to help couples reconnect and works with both adults and children. Solline is known for her work in teaching parents about boundaries, consequences and how to really connect with their kids. View Guest page

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Maite Gomez

Maïté Gomez B. Sc. Psychotherapist (UdeM 1993) is a licensed Psychotherapist. She has over 20 years of experience in counseling, body work and helping clients overcoming their pain and fears. She has devoted her life to understand the body-mind-spirit connection, with a specialization in psychosomatic relationship issues, self-esteem challenges,, anxiety and more. Maïté is also the co-author of the best selling book "Once upon a Time- How Cinderella Grew Up and Became a Happy Empowered Woman with Straight Talk's Sandra Reich , Co- director of Empowered Women Workshops as well as a proud member of The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression View Guest page

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John Gray


John Gray is the leading relationship expert in the world. His relationship and health books have sold over 50 million copies in 50 different languages in 150 different countries. His groundbreaking book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, is the best-selling non-fiction book of all time. It launched his Mars Venus book series that forever changed the way men and women view their relationships.
John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. His many books, videos, workshops and seminars provide practical insights to effectively manage stress and improve relationships at all stages of life and love. View Guest page

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Dr Michael Greger


A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the public health director at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times Best Seller. More than a thousand of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. View Guest page

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Rebecca Hall Gruyter


Rebecca Hall Gruyter is the founder and owner of Your Purpose Driven Practice, and creator of the Women’s Empowerment Series events and TV show, the Speaker Talent Search, Talk Radio Show Host and Guest Training Programs, and Rebecca’s Money Summit. She is an in-demand speaker, expert money coach and a frequent guest expert on success panels, tele-summits, TV and radio shows.
As the CEO of RHG Media Productions™, Rebecca recently launched an international TV channel called Empowered ConnectionsTV ™ (powered by VoiceAmericaTV) bringing transformational TV shows and programming to the world. She is a popular Voice America Radio Show Host, whose show was recently rated #1 on the Women’s Channel of VoiceAmerica. She is a #1 best-selling author (3 best-selling books) with over 14 years experience in the financial industry, growing multiple 6-figure businesses and practices. She has received awards for her sales expertise, networking skills, and transformational coaching. View Guest page

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Dr Sue Johnson


Dr. Sue Johnson is an author, clinical psychologist, researcher, professor, popular presenter and speaker and a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy. Sue is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 25 years of peer-reviewed clinical research.
Sue Johnson is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada.
As author of the best-selling book: Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Sue Johnson has created for the general public, a self-help version of her groundbreaking research about relationships – how to enhance them, how to repair them and how to keep them.Her most recent book is Love Sense, The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships. View Guest page

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Dr. Michael Klaper


Dr. Michael Klaper, is a gifted clinician, internationally recognized teacher, and sought-after speaker on diet and health. He has practiced medicine for more than 40 years and is a leading educator in applied plant-based nutrition and integrative medicine. Dr. Klaper is also the author of a successful book on cholesterol-free nutrition and an upcoming title (to be announced in 2016), as well as numerous health videos.
Dr. Klaper resolutely believes that proper nutrition and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health and, in many cases, can make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating its symptoms.
He currently serves on the staff of the TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, a nutritionally-based medical clinic. He teaches his students and patients that “health comes from healthy living,” and is dedicated to the healing and flourishing of all living beings and of the planet itself. View Guest page

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Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin, host of the The Patricia Raskin Show, is a nationally recognized, multi-media radio talk show host. award-winning producer, speaker, coach and author. A pioneer in her field since the 1980’s, She is recognized by her peers and listeners as the "powerhouse voice" behind lifestyle, health and wellness, inspirational, and personal growth talk radio. Her programs have aired on Fox, PBS and NPR affiliates, AM790, WTKF, 107.3FM. The Patricia Raskin show, in its eighth year, is heard on the Cumulus Broadcasting affiliate in Providence RI, News Talk 630 WPRO and streamed live on Saturdays at 4-6pm ET. Her internet radio program, one of the first on voiceamerica, is in it’s thirteenth year and heard live on Mondays at 2PM ET/11AM PT on voiceamerica.com. Patricia has interviewed many experts and renowned guests including Dr. Maya Angelou, Marianne Williamson, Jane Seymour, Dr. John Gray, Dr. Andrew Weil, Jack Canfield, Dr. Memhet Oz, Joan Lunden and more. View Guest page

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Couple Retreat

Rene Ritchie


Rene Ritchie is Editor-in-Chief of iMore and Executive Editor of Mobile Nations, including Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore, Windows Central, and their over 40 million readers a month. A video producer and personality, he's co-hosted CES Live!, regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network, and his popular series of podcasts, including the iMore show and Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times.
Based in Montreal, Rene is a former Director of Product Marketing for an analytical database company, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family. View Guest page

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Rosemary Tiklé


Rosemary Tiklé holds a BSc in Biochemistry (B.Sc.). Her professional career in the pharmaceutical industry spanned over 15 years in research, compliance, audits and regulation. Lecturer and specialist in the anti-inflammatory (hypotoxic) diet since 2014.
After being diagnosed in 2009 with a severe and rare inflammatory disease 'chronic recurrent idiopathic angioedema' (with daily anaphylactic symptoms), Rosemary began the in March 2012 the hypo-toxic diet. Gradually and after only two weeks, the symptoms of her illness started to decrease and her quality of life to improve surely.
Her scientific background combined with her interest and passion for healthy anti-inflammatory food led her to deepen the scientific basis of this diet, and invent new recipes while beginning to share her knowledge with the public. She became a lecturer, specialist in the Hypo-toxic diet and Jacqueline Lagacé's succession to the general public. View Guest page

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Anna-Maria Tosco


Anna-Maria Tosco, MA, is a licensed psychologist and member of the Order of Psychologists of Quebec (OPQ).
She holds a Master’s degree in Applied Social Psychology and a second Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from McGill University.
Anna-Maria completed graduate work at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and at the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) in Ottawa, Ontario.
She has clinical training from the Montreal General Hospital as well as community work experience with Montreal street youth at Le Bon Dieu dans la rue.
Anna Maria is a valued member of The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression (www.helpforanxietydepression.com) and the founder and writer of a fabulous blog called "The Sassy Psychologist" (www.sassypsychologist.com) View Guest page

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Robert Wise

Robert Wise is The Clinical Manager of The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression. He is also a certified Iyengar instructor and teaches yoga and mindfulness at Sandra Reich's couple retreats. Robert’s broad experience in working with the public, and comprehensive understanding of psychology has provided him with a unique skill set for attending to clients with a personalized touch, great empathy and expertise. Robert holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Relations and a B.Com in Marketing. View Guest page

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Robert Wise

Robert Wise is the Clinical Manager of The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression and Yoga Instructor at Sandra Reich's couple retreats. Robert’s broad experience in working with the public, and comprehensive understanding of psychology has provided him with a unique skill set for attending to each client and each call with that personalized touch, great empathy and expertise. View Guest page

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HOW NOT TO DIE!!! Straight Talk interviews Dr Michael Greger

May 26, 2016
Hosted by Sandra Reich, M.Ed.

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Do you really want to live your healthiest life possible? Does the idea that you can have a say in your health destiny appeal to you? if so- YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS EPISODE. Bestselling author of the fascinating book: "How Not to Die" Dr Michael Greger joins Sandra to discuss how the vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle.

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Straight Talk with Sandra Reich

Thursday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Health and Wellness Channel

There are secrets to living your best life. We have control over our destinies if we are willing to accept responsibility and learn how to evolve to our highest levels. The sky is the limit if you can learn about your own traps, wounds and move beyond them. We don’t get a manual on parenting, romantic relationships, how to become successful or how to manage life.

Victimization, anxiety, depression, martyrdom and worse are the fall outs of not understanding your own role in your own life quality. Learn how you can really change your own life. Turn any darkness in your world into light. Become an expert at the dance of relationships. Reach for the stars and have the success in life and love that you always dreamt of.

Top Relationship, Parenting, Anxiety Expert and Best Selling Author Sandra Reich M.Ed. will give you the “straight talk” on strategies that will take your life from getting by, to living your dreams!

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Sandra Reich, M.Ed.

Sandra Reich M.Ed. is the Clinical Director of The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression, The Co-Director of Empowered Women Workshops, Co-Director of Anxiety Videos, Founder of Sandra Reich’s Couple Retreats and a Licensed Psychotherapist.

Sandra is also a best-selling author of a number one self-help book on relationships, (Once upon a Time- How Cinderella Grew Up and Became a Happy Empowered Woman), a TV and radio personality and a well-known expert on anxiety, family issues, relationships and more.

Sandra’s extraordinary ability in getting to the root of a problem and solving it efficiently has made her gift very sought out. She is known to be an expert in the field of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and “Life Strategy”.

Sandra has been fascinated with human nature since she was a small child. She developed an astonishing talent for understanding people and the dances that they play out in life and love. The combination of her own real life application and her scientific knowledge make her a unique leader in the field.

Through the years Sandra has applied her own strategies and changed her own life immensely. “My life is filled with a clear vision, joy, excitement, success and feeling great in my own skin.” Sandra turned her own lemons into lemonade and now that is what she teaches others to do.

“Straight Talk” allows Sandra to share the secrets that she knows to be true on living your best life and have the life of your dreams!

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