Strategies to Face Life's Challenges

September 14, 2017
Hosted by Sandra Reich, M.Ed.

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There are countless daily challenges in life that drain us of energy. Getting caught in traffic. Paying an unexpected bill. Dealing with a snide comment from a co-worker. Raising a rebellious child. Being underappreciated by a spouse. To top it off, we often react in ways that we dislike or regret. Is there way out of this cycle? In this episode, Sandra and her colleague Georgia Dow discuss some of the best strategies for coping with the day-to-day challenges of life. Psychology has provided us with scientifically proven ways to rise to the occasion with grace, fueling our lives with the energy to live fully and happily. Don’t just cope… thrive!

Straight Talk with Sandra Reich

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.

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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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! Guest Olga Munari Assaly

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Olga Munari Assaly


In April of 2006, Olga was diagnosed with breast cancer. Instead of letting her life come to a halt, she embarked on a remarkable journey of self discovery.
Olga’s diagnosis of breast cancer was the beginning of the still unfolding story of her inspiring lives as well as realizing many of her personal dreams. Within one week of her diagnosis she was asked to become the spokesperson for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer in Montreal. In just four short months she raised over $114,000.00 for breast cancer. She was only just starting.
Her heartfelt desire to help others is reflected in the value she places in community and contribution. Olga is compelled to use her experience to inspire and encourage people to support each other and to pursue their dreams boldly. Not only has she spoken to large audiences but she has also personally mentored breast cancer fighters to help them reach their goals. Guest Olga Munari Assaly

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Dr Neal Barnard


Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 17 books, including the New York Times best-sellers Power Foods for the Brain, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and the USA Today best-seller Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes.
As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. Guest Dr Neal Barnard

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Jim (James) Beach


Jim has started businesses and has taught entrepreneurship around the world. Jim Beach’s first book, School for Startups, was published by McGraw-Hill in June 2011. At the age of 25, Jim founded American Computer Experience and grew the company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue and to over 700 employees, operating in 39 states and in three countries. Jim taught entrepreneurship at Georgia State University for nine years and ranked number one in the business school for 12 straight semesters. In 2010, he founded School for Startups, which has taught over 7000 people to be low risk entrepreneurs. He has been featured in a UPS commercial, CNN called him the Simon Cowell of small business, and corporations like Wells Fargo, Toshiba, UPS, and SunTrust have hired him as a speaker and consultant. His radio show is nationally syndicated. Guest Jim (James) Beach

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Marie Biancuzzo


Marie Biancuzzo is an internationally recognized author and expert in childbearing issues. Since 1991, Marie has published many peer-reviewed articles related to labor/delivery, breastfeeding, and other topics. She was the founding editor of AWHONN’s Nursing for Women’s Health and a regular columnist for Childbirth Instructor. She is author of Breastfeeding the Newborn: Clinical Strategies for Nurses.
Marie has held positions as staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, and nurse administrator at community and university-based hospitals, as well as faculty positions at prestigious universities. She was twice chosen to serve on the NCLEX panel (for the RN licensing exam.) She is a founding member of the United States Breastfeeding Committee and a past president of Baby-Friendly USA; she served in leadership capacities in both organizations for over a decade.
Currently, Marie is the Director of Education at Breastfeeding Outlook. Guest Marie Biancuzzo

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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. Guest Bonnie Bonadeo

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Gail Brown


As President of Engaging Speakers, Gail Brown believes that everyone has a powerful message to share with the world; because for each message, there is someone who needs it in order to live his or her best life. Bringing 40+ years’ experience as a top trainer and entrepreneur in the hospitality and network marketing industries, Gail consistently charms audiences by meeting them where they are, with humor and compassion. Her combination of passion and business acumen uniquely suits her to teach how any business owner can establish themselves as the expert in their field through public speaking, communicating a heart-centered message that gets results.
An experienced yet introverted speaker, Gail created the community she herself sought when she co-founded Engaging Speakers in 2003: a collaborative, non competitive network of speakers, mentors, meeting planners and resources. Guest Gail Brown

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Beatrice Bruno


For two (2) of the best years of her life, Beatrice Bruno served as an Active Duty Army Drill Sergeant for Basic Training Soldiers. Wife, mother, friend, Pastor/Minister, Beatrice has trained for most of her adult life to get you shipshape and ready to be the Commander of Your Life! Author of the Get Over Yourself series of books which includes How To Get Over Yourself, Get Out of Your Own Way, and Get What YOU Want Out of Life!, Beatrice is about to release her first fiction novel, The Baby Chronicles, through Morgan James Publishing. Beatrice's life mission is to help those who are willing to become all they have been called and created to be. And she is taking no prisoners! The Drill Sergeant of Life is here to help you let go of the PAST so you can grab hold of the incredibly outstanding future you were created to live. Attention! The Drill Sergeant of Life in in the house! Guest Beatrice Bruno

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Dr T Colin Campbell


For more than forty years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is a professor Emeritus at Cornell University. In addition to his long and outstanding career as an author, scientific researcher, and Cornell professor, Dr. Campbell has been featured in several documentary films.
Since the publication of The China Study in 2005, Dr. Campbell has given more than 600 lectures in the U.S. and abroad. More recently, Campbell published Whole (May 2013), as well as The Low-Carb Fraud (2014)
Through his ground-breaking scientific research and his on-going efforts to educate the public concerning the benefits of the whole food plant-based lifestyle, Dr. Campbell has positively impacted the lives of thousands of people. Guest Dr T Colin Campbell

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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. Guest Dr Christine Carter

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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 Guest Tracey Deer

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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. She is also the Co-Director of Anxiety Videos with Straight Talk's Sandra Reich. With over 20 years of experience in teaching and counselling-­‐ Georgia has helped innumerable clients overcome anxiety successfully. Guest Georgia Dow

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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. Guest Georgia Dow MA

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Laurie Davis Edwards


Laurie Davis Edwards is the Founder and CEO of eFlirt, an online dating Concierge service. Her company has helped thousands of singles meet meaningful matches digitally, and her advice has been featured in more than 500 international media outlets, including the New York Times, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, Forbes, Elle, Men’s Health, and the Wall Street Journal. She has been nominated Best Dating Coach two years in a row at the iDate Awards. Laurie wrote the best-selling book, Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating. She is married to her tweetheart, who she eFlirted with in 140 characters on Twitter. Guest Laurie Davis Edwards

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Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn


Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., received his A.B. from Yale University in 1956 and his M.D. from Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1961. In 1956, he received a gold medal in rowing at the Olympic Games. In 1968, as an Army surgeon in Vietnam, he was awarded the Bronze Star.
He was trained as a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic and has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1961. He was President of the Staff and a member of the board of governors. He chairman of the Breast Cancer Task Force and Head of the Section of Thyroid and Parathyroid Disease. In 2005 he became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. He went on to garner several other awards.
His scientific publications number over 150. His pioneering research is summarized in his best-selling Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, Currently he directs the Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Reversal Program at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute. Guest Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

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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 Guest Kristen Eykel

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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. Guest Solline Feld

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Dr. Lisa Firestone


Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. is the Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association and Senior Editor for the mental health website PsychAlive.org. She is the author of several books including Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice, Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion and, most recently, The Self under Siege. Dr. Firestone has been involved in clinical trainings and applied research in the areas of suicide and violence. In collaboration with Dr. Robert Firestone, their studies resulted in the publication of several assessments including Firestone Assessment of Self-Destructive Thoughts (FAST) and the Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts (FAVT). Dr. Firestone is a national and international presenter on the topics of suicide and violence as well as couple relationships and parenting. She is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Santa Barbara, a consultant on the management of high risk clients, and a very popular blogger on Psychology Today. Guest Dr. Lisa Firestone

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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 Guest Maite Gomez

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Dr John Gray


Dr 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. Guest Dr John Gray

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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. Guest John Gray

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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. Guest Dr Michael Greger

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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. Guest Rebecca Hall Gruyter

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Melissa Hindley


Melissa Hindley is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (c.o) with the l'ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation du Quebec and The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She earned her Masters degree in counselling psychology from Adler University in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Melissa provides individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy. Her clinical experience includes working with individuals from many diverse backgrounds. As a Clinical Counsellor, Melissa uses Cognitive Behavioural approaches as well as mindfulness based stress reduction to help clients gain self-understanding, which can lead to positive behavioural changes.
Melissa is passionate in her work and is driven by the goal of helping people overcome challenges and obtain a meaningful life. Melissa creates a warm and nurturing environment for clients to explore their personal issues and concerns. Guest Melissa Hindley

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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. Guest Dr Sue Johnson

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Elyse Kay


Elyse Kaye has spent her career leading innovation and marketing teams launching dozens of brands and hundreds of product lines. Recent successes include the turnaround of the Four Paws® Brand for Central Garden & Pet, the launch from ground up of the House of Marley Brand from Homedics and the expansion of licensed brands for Black & Decker. She is the Founder and CEO of Bloom Bras as well as Aha Product Solutions. Look for Bloom Bras – a line of activewear for the well-endowed woman - to hit the market Fall 2016. Her philosophy is that innovation can and should come from anywhere. She holds several dozen patents. Elyse was also a contributing author in The Product Manager’s Handbook. In her freetime, she is a certified fitness teacher and enthusiast. Guest Elyse Kay

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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. Guest Dr. Michael Klaper

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Lisa Meisels


Lisa Meisels is an Online Visibility Strategist for women who feel a calling to transform lives and positively impact the planet. She believes that your uniqueness is your brilliance. She wants to help you get clear on your message & value, take a stand for what you believe and shine so brightly that you attract exactly those people who have been waiting for you and dreaming of your services. Her 25 plus years professional experience in the corporate world as well as her personal journey, her online business and broadcasting skills as the host of Women Reconnecting Radio Show and the Empowered Living Video Show allow her to offer clients a unique combination of expertise and resources so her clients stand out, get seen and become client magnets! Guest Lisa Meisels

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Suzanne Phillips


Dr. Suzanne Phillips is a Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Certified Group Therapist, Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology, the author of 40 articles and three books, a blogger for Psych Central and the radio host for Psych Up Live on the Variety Channel of Voice America. Dr. Phillips has provided services and training nationally and internationally on trauma and disaster. She has written and presented on many topics including couples, marriages, divorce, depression, happiness, families and resilience. Her most recent book is Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress co-authored with Dr. Dianne Kane. She has appeared on national TV – Fox 5 Good Day New York and Good Day Street Talk. She has been frequent radio guest, and was the former host of Psych Up on CoSozo Radio and at WMIQ 1450 AM in Michigan from 2013-2015 before becoming the present host of Psych Up Live Guest Suzanne Phillips

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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. Guest Patricia Raskin

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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. Guest Rene Ritchie

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Patricia Rullo


Patricia J. Rullo is the author of the book – Speak Up and Stay Alive, a patient advocate hospital survival guide, and speaks nationally on the subject of patient safety. As the hostess and producer of her national radio shows, she stresses the need to have an advocate at all times and shares the dangers – what they are, why and how they happen, and how to survive them.
Prior to becoming the voice for patient safety – Pat was known as a speaker and coach in the insurance industry. She is recognized through Consulting Psychologists Press as a certified administrator and interpreter of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She is the author of numerous business magazine articles as well as books and is the founder of the charity THE SEWPORT PROJECT where handmade pillowcases are personally delivered to homeless veteran shelters, women and children’s domestic abuse shelters, and also cage comforters to animal rescue homes. Guest Patricia Rullo

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Mary Shores


Mary Shores is the owner and founder of Midstate Collection Solutions, Inc., one of the most unique collection agencies in the country. Recognized as a leader of innovative thought, she has spent over a decade teaching businesses and individuals how to inspire others, create new ways of thinking, identify their goals, and take action to create meaningful results. She is the revolutionary founder of the groundbreaking Conscious Communications system. Mary travels across the nation giving lectures and teaching courses, and has been featured on local and national radio and television shows, podcasts, and blogs. To learn more, visit MaryShores.com. Guest Mary Shores

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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. Guest Rosemary Tiklé

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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) Guest Anna-Maria Tosco

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Dr. Michael Ungar


Dr. Michael Ungar is the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience at Dalhousie University, and the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre. He is among the best known writers and researchers on the topic of resilience in the world. As both a family therapist and professor of Social Work, he has helped to identify important factors that influence the resilience of children and adults during periods of transition and stress. He is the author of 14 books that have been translated into five languages, numerous manuals for parents, educators, and employers, as well as more than 150 scientific papers.
Dr. Ungar’s immense influence comes from his ability to adapt ideas from his research and clinical practice into best-selling works like Too Safe For Their Own Good: How Risk and Responsibility Help Teens Thrive and I Still Love You: Nine Things Troubled Kids Need from their Parents. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today. Guest Dr. Michael Ungar

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Sarah Victory


Sarah Victory is the author of numerous books and audio programs including two best sellers, Double Your Business in One Year or Less! and Do Something Brave Every Day.
Sarah has spoken for over 1000 distinguished audiences in Europe, the US and South America.
Sarah has also been on TV, radio and newspapers coast to coast including the New York Times!
Her clients include Avon, Ford, Redken, Farmers Insurance, Mary Kay, Oxford, Usana, Redkin, OPI, Arbonne, and IBM just to name a few!
She is a mentor professional member of Engaging Speakers.
A trusted coach and business consultant, Sarah has worked with over 450 influential individual clients in the last 17 years. You have seen her clients in dozens of appearances on Oprah, the Today Show, the Tonight Show, and CNN. Guest Sarah Victory

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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. Guest Robert Wise

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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. Guest Robert Wise

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