The Remarkable Relationships Show

Wednesdays 9am-10am

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.  Host Mercy Russell interviews a wide range of relationship experts and ordinary people for their insights and the magic in their stories.

“We will take an in-depth look at problems in mental, emotional and social behavior that seem to plague us. With a focus on relieving suffering, we will explore how relationships can both bind us and free us from our troubles,” Mercy said.

Mercy also conducts call-in hours to address your questions with specific recommendations. Her hope is that you find a new perspective to lift your spirits as you pursue fulfillment of your life goals.

Mercy Russell, Host

Mercy Russell has a 35 year career as a psychotherapist and mentor specializing in relationship systems in the family and the workplace. Her passion is discovering the strength and magic in each person’s story. Mercy sees life’s challenges as the soul’s invitation to expand and evolve. Trained as a Clinical Social Worker at UCLA, she has worked in psychiatry with children, teens and adults. From the first client she met, Mercy has been fascinated by the hidden depths of strength and wisdom we each embody.  Her experience in the treatment of sexual abuse, sex offenders and addictions taught her about resiliency, recovery and free will.

Facing her own life challenges, she embraced Bowen Family Systems Theory as a tool to define her individuality in complex relationship systems. Mercy has embraced a research attitude as her therapeutic strength. She combines her study of the biology of natural systems in all forms of life with her ongoing spiritual exploration of human potential.

Watching the diversity in her own family of career, marriage, divorce and parenting with a compassionate eye has grounded her in a broad understanding and acceptance of individuality. Mercy is fascinated by cultural differences, geographical mobility and belief systems. She is an international speaker who has presented on a wide range of topics related to complex relationship systems, social dynamics and education policy. Her favorite part of speaking is engaging with the audience in Q&A sessions. Mercy is lifelong student of human nature curious to learn with you, so tune in weekly as together remarkable relationships will be examined.

I Had to Go to Grow: A Leader's Journey of Adaptation and Spirituality
Today's guest is Dr. Leslye Kornegay who leads the overall housekeeping services, sanitation and recycling for all academic buildings on a large higher educational PWI (Predominantly White Institution) in the South East. Her responsibilities include management oversight for a workforce of 285 union and nonunion staff. The department serves the campus community with pride, dignity and professionalism by providing a clean and sustainable environment. Leslye Kornegay, Ed.D. was appointed the Director of University Environmental Services effective February 14, 2016. She was formerly with the University of Vermont for 8 and half years as the Director of Custodial Services. Prior to her position at the University of Vermont, Leslye held positions in university facilities organizations where she partnered with senior leadership to place the university internal customer first, and implemented accountability measures to ensure that departmental performance met campus expectations. She has led major institutional change initiatives while adhering to her commitment to positive and proactive leadership, transparency in communications, staff development and strong relationships with internal and external campus stakeholders, customers and senior leadership. She holds a Doctorate of Education from the University of Vermont, Certificate from the Harvard Executive School of Business, a Masters of Administration from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Mount Olive. She is a member in the international honor society Pi Gamma Mu, IEHA/ISSA, APPA, & a graduate of the HERs Institute. Contact Info:
An Unfortunate Marriage as a Path to Empowerment
Today on The Remarkable Relationships Show, An Unfortunate Marriage as a Path to Empowerment with special guest Melissa Kirk, Coach and Business Consultant! Website:
An Alternate View of Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Topic: An Alternate View of Narcissistic Personality Disorder - Referenced works: "Extraordinary Relationships" by Roberta Gilbert, M.D., "Don't You Know Who I Am?" & "Should I Stay or Should I Go" by Ramani Durvasula, Ph.D. Call-In Phone Line: 888-298-5569 (KKNW) / 425-373-5527