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Guest Name, Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, The Relationship Help Doctor

Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, The Relationship Help Doctor
Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, The Relationship Help Doctor
Relationship Consultant. Speaker. Author. Living with, Loving, or Leaving Relentlessly Difficult People

Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, The Relationship Help Doctor, offers urgent and ongoing care for relationships in crisis. As a relationship consultant, speaker, and author, Dr. Shaler specializes in working with the partners, exes, adult children, and coworkers of the relentlessly difficult and disturbing people she calls “Hijackals™.”

Working with people struggling with life, death, and relationship for over thirty years in Canada and the United States, Dr. Shaler has brought hope, comfort, strength, and success to countless people who honestly believed it was impossible. 

Dr. Shaler calms the turbulence of troubled relationships. Relationships in conflict foster fear, frenzy and friction. She creates the insights, skills and space for new beginnings and positive re-connections. She offers the insights and pattern-breaking skills that lead to blame-free, game-free, non-manipulative relationships.And, of course, sometimes it becomes clear that relationships need to end. 

Author of sixteen books, Dr. Shaler's atest ebook in her series, ESCAPING THE HIJACKAL TRAP: The Definitive Guide to Dealing with Relentlessly  Difficult People, was added to Amazon in 2016.  In her 2014 book,  KAIZEN FOR COUPLES: Smart Steps to Save, Sustain & Strengthen Your Relationship, she offers a carefully distilled summary of a lifetime of insights developed from helping real people confront the real-life challenges of living and loving together. It offers workable solutions to 21st century relationship issues and a new, proven model for living the loving relationship you most want. 

Dr. Shaler’s work has been featured on FoxNews, PsychCentral, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, The Good Men Project, eHarmony, Care2, Greatist, Pulse, and The Needs, among many others. Her YouTube channel, is an evergreen source of practical insights and tips for relationships. Her newsletter and podcast, Vital Tips for Relationships, provides frequent valuable strategies.

Guest, Derek McGinty

Guest Occupation: 
Journalist, an award-winning Interviewer and Commentator

Guest, Dr. Rhoberta Shaler

Guest Occupation: 
The Relationship Help Doctor

Guest Name, Gabriella van Rij

Founder of the Daretobekind Movement
Gabriella van Rij
Speaker, Author & Kindness Expert

GABRIELLA VAN RIJ [pronounced “Ray”] was orphaned as an infant in Pakistan and without the determination and kindness of two strangers, she would not have been adopted into her new family.  During her early life, she learned about bullies and racism the hard way, but she refused to remain a victim. Instead, she used understanding and empathy to defeat fear and mistrust. The techniques she pioneered are even more relevant in a country and society that is increasingly global and multicultural.

In 2010, Gabriella articulated what would become the Dare To Be Kind movement while writing her first book With All My Might, her mesmerizing memoir of one of the first cross-cultural adoptions of the 1960s. She expanded on the Dare To Be Kind concept during her travels and speaking engagements in 2012 with the Dare To Be Kind campaign, which gathered momentum and is now a full-fledged Kindness movement, with Kindness instigators across the globe.

Additionally, Gabriella is known as the Kindness Expert and a keynote speaker. With a brave and compassionate voice, she speaks at businesses, universities, corporate training events, school assemblies, community centers, places of worship, and on network shows, inspiring audiences and organizations to tap into the power of kindness—the most underutilized skill in today’s world. Her uplifting talks motivate, challenge, and provide the groundwork for lasting progress. 

In 2014, Gabriella published I Can Find My Might, part self-help and part practical resource for students, parents, and educators. Gabriella’s personal experience creates a boots-on-the-ground approach to bullying and self-acceptance that is nothing short of magical. Shortly after her second book was published, she directed and produced a documentary, Our Silence Is Complicity, released in the fall of 2014, to raise awareness on the devastating effects of bullying. 

 Watch Your Delivery, Gabriella’s third and latest book, based on one of her popular presentations of the same name, was published in 2016.

She has been seen by millions on Dr. Phil, ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. She also writes the NY Daily News.

Faith Connection, September 25, 2019

Faith Connection with Dr David Miller

Faith Connection with Dr David Miller

Guests, Dr Edward Creagan, oncologist and Carl David, fine arts dealer and author, discussing suicide prevention


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