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The Remarkable Relationships Show

The Remarkable Relationships Show brings a fresh perspective on all things related to how humans develop their individual brilliance while navigating the excitement, stickiness and resistance in their relationships. Mercy Russell interviews a wide range of relationship experts and ordinary people for their insights and the magic in their stories. We look at problems in mental, emotional and social behavior that seem to plague us to explore how relationships bind us and ultimately free us from our troubles.


Latest Episodes

Loves Heals All Wounds

Linda Kent is the founder of Clearly Rising, LLC, with her certification as a Holistic Life Coach through Alan Cohen’s Foundation for Holistic Life Coaching. Her spiritual journey began in the early 1980’s when she began searching for spiritual meaning to my life. In the beginning she read many spiritual books and worked with my spiritual teacher, Carla Gordan. She was taught massage by a blind chiropractor and began practicing massage therapy before Texas required a license. She became more involved in energy work that complimented what I was doing in massage by way of intuitively receiving visions and auditory messages for my clients that was pertinent to what they most needed to receive. The spiritual guidance she received created a clear message to write a book. She was given the title at that time, “Love Heals All Wounds”. She is currently pursuing a new career as an author with this book that will soon be published.
Website: https://clearlyrising.com/

Parenting Styles: When Parents Don't Agree

Today, I answer a Listener’s call about a conflict with her husband over mealtimes with their 4 year old. I step back and start with the big picture. I discuss the fundamental differences between couples, based in sexual reproduction, the evolution of our species based in family and childbearing practices. Then looking at fundamental emotional dynamics in the family, I give specific feedback and suggestions on how my listener can negotiate with her husband. Website: www.LeadershipWithMercy.com

Politics and Friendship

A listener writes in asking about her reluctance to talk about politics with a good friend. She knows this friend is “on the other side” in his political views. She does not believe either she or her friend can be persuaded by the other and therefore wants to avoid the unpleasantness of the inevitable conflict. At the same time she feels that there is an elephant in the room and she is not being an honest and true friend. In this show I discuss the pros and cons of political conversations with friends, Braver Angels – an organization whose mission is to bridge political divides and guidelines for navigating these relationships.
To explore Braver Angels go to www.braverangels.org

Just Roland: The Spiritual Path of a Judge

Roland, a retired judge, shares his experience and transformation as a judge as he began to travel a spiritual path. You may direct any comments or questions to him through mercyburtonrussell@gmail.com.

Anxiety about money runs in families…

“Wealth, Emotions and The Family”. Anxiety about money runs in families of all financial and social classes. How family members interact in respect to their resources is a window into the emotional maturity of the family as a group and each individual. A story about one couple and their families illustrates how a clear, calm view of anxiety at play can help families navigate financial challenges and enhance their relationships. Website: www.LeadershipWithMercy.com

Love Triangle

Today, Mercy will continue to answer questions about friendships. She will review not only a listener’s dilemma and her response, but also moving along to answer about whether she should keep the friend. She will also chat about two other questions when a husband and his best friend and a friend threesome and give principles that you can use to navigate your friendships. Website: www.LeadershipWithMercy.com

MIRROR: The Impact of a Popular Musical Group on the LIves of their Fans and the Society

MIRROR: The Impact of a Popular Musical Group on the Lives of their Fans and the Society with Special Guest Peggy Chan, M.Ed., R.S.W. MIRROR is a phenomenon of popular culture in Hong Kong. Since 2018, these 12 young men from Hong Kong have become idols for many fans, inspiring strong emotions and devotion. Emerging during a time of great social change, they have provided a strong sense of camaraderie among their fans with many acts of generosity and feelings of togetherness. A recent accident during their performance at the Coliseum, Hong Kong’s largest entertainment venue, has left one of their dancers in critical condition. In this government owned facility, a television monitor above the stage fell on the dancer. In our discussion, Mrs. Chan describes this phenomenon and we discuss the strong connectedness and contagiousness of emotion in social groups. We begin to speculate about the optimal response of society’s leaders to this phenomenon and the upset of the tragic accident. Mrs. Chan is a Social Worker who trains Bowen Family Systems Theory therapists at a nongovernmental organization. We met at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington, D.C. and have worked together as colleagues on numerous projects.

Friendships and Triangles: Part 2

Today, Mercy will continue to answer questions about friendships. She will review not only a listener’s dilemma and her response, but also moving along to answer about whether she should keep the friend. She will also chat about two other questions when a husband and his best friend and a friend threesome and give principles that you can use to navigate your friendships. Website: www.LeadershipWithMercy.com

"Should I Break Up with my Friend?" – A System's View of Friendship

Today, I answer a listener’s question about a troubling friendship. Friendships are an important part of our social network. They give us space from the close bonds of family. Sometimes they are embedded in our families and help us get along with each other. And for others, friends are their “families of choice”. Along with this, friendships can be as difficult to manage as relationships in the family. Today I talk about how dynamics born out of the family play out in our friendships. When and how to talk about difficult subjects. And how to decide when to let a friendship go.

Wealth, Emotions and The Family

“Wealth, Emotions and The Family”. Anxiety about money runs in families of all financial and social classes. How family members interact in respect to their resources is a window into the emotional maturity of the family as a group and each individual. A story about one couple and their families illustrates how a clear, calm view of anxiety at play can help families navigate financial challenges and enhance their relationships. Website: www.LeadershipWithMercy.com