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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

Leadership: Ed Reed, NFL Hall of Famer and Bethune-Cookman College with Dr. Daryl Green

Leadership: Ed Reed, NFL Hall of Famer and Bethune-Cookman College with Dr. Daryl Green, Part 2 My guest is Dr. Daryl Green. Dr. Green is the Dickinson Chair of Business professor at Oklahoma Baptist University in Oklahoma City. After a 27 year career as a Mechanical Engineer at the Department of Energy, he pivoted to a leadership role in higher education in business management. This morning we will talk about leadership. Last week we introduced the topic of football legend Ed Reed’s dismissal from Bethune-Cookman, a HBCU Christian college in Daytona Beach, Florida. This controversial decision by this Historically Black College’s Interim President has received nationwide attention. As a Professor of Leadership in a Christian College, Dr. Green brings a unique perspective to the challenges faced by both the institutional leaders and the informal role of leadership of a celebrity athlete with students and fans. I expect a lively discussion with Dr. Green, so let’s get started! Website: https://www.okbu.edu/directory/daryl-green.html

Pursuing Purpose in a Second Career: Creative Leadership

Pursuing Purpose in a Second Career: Creative Leadership
In today’s show, my guest is Dr. Daryl Green. Dr. Green is the Dickinson Chair of Business professor at Oklahoma Baptist University in Oklahoma City. After a 27 year career as a Mechanical Engineer at the Department of Energy, he pivoted to a leadership role in higher education in business management. This morning we will talk about his career path, Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and his passion for student learning in higher education. We also introduce a topic for next week’s show on the role of athletics in education highlighted by football legend Ed Reed’s dismissal from Bethune-Cookman, a HBCU college in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Website:
https://www.okbu.edu/directory/daryl-green.html

Sustaining Leadership

Today, Mercy has a second conversation with her colleague and friend Leslye Kornegay. In this show we talk about Dr. Kornegay’s leadership principles. We talk about her leadership practices and how they reflect her life values, experiences and aspirations. Dr. Kornegay is a life long learner; she is a graduate of the College of Education Doctoral program at the University of Vermont. She holds a Masters of Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration/minor in Organizational Development from the University of Mount Olive. Dr. Kornegay is an Executive Director with substantial in-house experience leading organizational change. High premium on providing exceptional support services for clientele. Focus on aligning organizational goals with institutional strategic goals, mission and values. Broad experience in all aspects of financial management. Dr. Kornegay’s area of expertise- predominately white institutions, higher education, diversity and inclusion, strategic planning, leadership and change management, women in leadership, succession planning and mentoring. She has presented numerous presentations and workshops in her area of expertise at the local, regional and national level. Dr. Kornegay was awarded the Susan Hasazi ALANA Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in Doctoral Education from the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. She is a member of the international honor society Pi Gamma Mu. Contact Information: Consulting Business: KornegayKonsulting@gmail.com Foundation Nonprofit: Kornegayfoundation@gmail.com Leslyekornegay@gmail.com

Seeking A Different Perspective, Part 2

Mercy’s guest today is John Miller. Today, John shares the evolution of his remarkable career shaped by mentors and opportunities that emerged from his curiosity about the many artists and craftsmen he photographed. We talk about “Deer Camp” a personal and social project based in the lives of rural Vermonters. Motivated by empathy with the tools of photography and stories, John portrays his deep love of humanity. John Miller first began his photographic career for Shelburne Museum in Vermont and has since been the project photographer for seven major exhibits funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His photographs have been exhibited nationally and have been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Village Voice Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Journal of Visual Anthropology, the Vermont History Quarterly, Yankee Magazine, Vermont Public Radio and Vermont Public Television. Miller received his MFA degree from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He has taught documentary photography seminars at the University of Vermont and is a retired Professor of photography and digital imaging at Northern Vermont University. He has also been a visiting artist in elementary schools in northern Vermont and at the American Academy in Rome. Recent photographic exhibits include Human/Nature (a comparative photo-documentary about humans and land and architecture in both Italy and the United States) and the 2018 traveling exhibit Dialogue with Resonance: Recent Collage – Italy.

Seeking A Different Perspective, Part 1

Mercy’s guest today is John Miller. John is a documentary photographer based in Irasburg, Vermont. His career has spanned a wide range of projects on life in northeastern Vermont, what we call the Northeast Kingdom, Italy, the West, well…anywhere he travels. Today we will be talking about the evolution of his career as an artist and his deep love for humanity. John Miller first began his photographic career for Shelburne Museum in Vermont and has since been the project photographer for seven major exhibits funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His photographs have been exhibited nationally and have been reviewed in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Village Voice Literary Supplement, Publishers Weekly, the Journal of Visual Anthropology, the Vermont History Quarterly, Yankee Magazine, Vermont Public Radio and Vermont Public Television. He has published two books – Deer Camp: Last Light in the Northeast Kingdom and Granite and Cedar. He directed and edited the exhibit and publication Voices and Faces: Portrait of a Community. Miller received his MFA degree from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He has taught documentary photography seminars at the University of Vermont and is a retired Professor of photography and digital imaging at Northern Vermont University. He has also been a visiting artist in elementary schools in northern Vermont and at the American Academy in Rome. Recent photographic exhibits include Human/Nature (a comparative photo-documentary about humans and land and architecture in both Italy and the United States) and the 2018 traveling exhibit Dialogue with Resonance: Recent Collage – Italy.

“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.

My Path to the Divine

Cynthia Lane is a masterful spiritual mentor and teacher. Her path includes 28 years in the Vedic tradition as a TM (Transcendental Meditation) teacher and 15 years of study and practice in the Native American tradition, especially Lakota. She also studied for many years with Bill Bauman, a PhD. psychologist and fully enlightened mystic. Finally, in France in 2014, Cynthia began a profound journey and connection with Mary Magdalene. This richly fulfilling connection has given rise to what Cynthia calls the path of Grace. It is path of allowing, rather than doing; a path of surrender to the power of Divine Light and Divine Love to be the major propeller of our healing and evolution. Cynthia now combines her experience and training with her vast joy, love and expansiveness, which she shares as the work she calls FirstLight Transformations. This work is dedicated to bringing all of us home to our Infiniteness—and taking our bodies with us on the journey. Every facet of our exquisite human expression of the Infinite can come to self-recognize as Divine, so that we live in the total freedom and profound happiness that is an innate part of the human package. For more information on Cynthia and her work, please see: www.FirstLightTransformations.com

Managing Life Transitions: Riding the Wave of Uncertainty and Discovery

Today, Mercy answers questions from a college student, a recently divorced woman and a new stay-at-home mom. They are each seeking advice about how to handle a new phase of life while managing new relationships. Mercy gives advice for navigating inevitable periods of anxiety, self doubt and fear of the unknown. These times in life are rich with possibility and opportunity for growth and expansion. Call-In with Questions: 888-298-5569(KKNW) or 425-373-5527 | Website: www.LeadershipWithMercy.com

Finding God on Tinder

Today, I will be interviewing Chase O’Donnell. We will be talking about our experiences of dating. She is in her 30s and I turn 70 today. Chase and I met on a spiritual retreat this summer. When I found out that she earns her living as a stand-up comedienne, I asked her to join me on the show. She eagerly agreed. As we talked about being single and dating, we began to compare the desires and challenges of a woman ready to start a family life with a post-reproductive woman. Naturally we compared the desires and challenges of men in our respective cohorts. Our surprising and mutual conclusions brought us full circle to our original connection as spiritual seekers. You know we will be laughing! Chase O’Donnell is an LA based comedian, actress, and writer. She currently features for Christina P. across the US. Her two person comedy show ‘Too Blondes’ won the Broadway World Award and received praise in the New York Times. Chase has been a fan favorite on notable podcasts including “Dr. Drew After Dark” and “Where My Mom’s At”. She also writes for National Lampoon’s Final Edition. Chase was chosen for Best of Fest in the Burbank Comedy Festival and won the famous Uncle Clyde’s Comedy Contest. She enjoys tea, rainbows, and Disney Plus in no particular order. Instagram: @chase_odonnell | Website: www.chaseodonnell.com

RECOVERY IN PROGRESS: Sheila On the Road

Today’s guest, Sheila, talks with me about her journey in her family relationships in her 17 years of recovery. What is unique about our conversation today is that we will be clarifying Sheila’s goals and discussing her strategies to become the person she wants to be in her roles as a mother and a committed partner.