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Rich in Relationship (Podcast)

Where is conflict hurting your relationship(s)?  How can conflict be a positive? How can we prepare our children for conflict? Ourselves? How do we preserve harmony in the face of conflict? What is the relationship between love and conflict? These are the kinds of questions we will "wrestle" with in the Rich in Relationship Podcast.

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Rich Heller: The Relationship Between Intimacy & Resilience
What if resilience demands intimate relationships as a foundation/ What are the similarities between intimacy and resilience?
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Carl Roberts Split Smart Parenting Solution
SplitSmart is an organizational tool for divorce. Whether amicable or contested, organization is the key to keeping expenses down and emotions in check. Organization ensures transparency and prepares couples for efficient and productive settlement conversations. If kids are involved, our goal is to help you create a future where your children can thrive in the love of both parents and you can peacefully coexist and co-parent with the other. It is easier than you might think.
 
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Rich Heller: Resilience, Risk Management and Creativity
With our lives turned upside down by COVID, we feel we are less in control of the risks in our lives than ever before. In this episode we talk about what is risk management and what is their relationship to creativity?
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Renee Bauer: Co-Parenting during COVID
Renée strongly believes that reconfigured families can work. This is a philosophy she applies to her job in the office and her job at home as a mom and stepmom to four children.
Recognizing that people need reliable information about divorce, Renée penned the book Divorce in Connecticut, which can be found in every library throughout the state. Then one day she realized that children needed a resource also to help them understand divorce and with her son’s help, she authored the children’s book, Percy’s Imperfectly Perfect Family.
Renée is active in the legal community both presenting legal education seminars and regularly writing articles on family law. She is called upon by newspapers, radio shows, and even television reporters to comment on current legal topics. She frequently speaks at workshops for teenage girls on empowerment and self-worth.
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Rich Heller: Barriers to Resilience
As Resilience becomes a societal buzzword, it is helpful to understand what can get in the way of resilience particularly in relationships.
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Carl Roberts: Split Smart & Finances
SplitSmart is an organizational tool for divorce. Whether amicable or contested, organization is the key to keeping expenses down and emotions in check. Organization ensures transparency and prepares couples for efficient and productive settlement conversations. If kids are involved, our goal is to help you create a future where your children can thrive in the love of both parents and you can peacefully coexist and co-parent with the other. It is easier than you might think.
 
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Rich Heller: Building A Resilient Relationship
A resilient relationship is one that can bounce back from any setback, that will respond to adversity by growing through it. In this episode, we explore what is the basis for a resilient relationship.
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Rich Heller: Raising Resilient Children
In times of stress and change, we need to be especially aware of what is going on with our children and how to build resilience in their lives so that they rise out of life's challenges stronger than before. Learn more about how to increase resilience in your child's life in this episode.
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Feelings, Your Mind, & Your Body With Dr. Carmela Bennett
Carmela and Rich talk about the relationship between mind, body, and emotion and how to unlock triggers and blocks. 
 
Dr. Carmela Bennett Bio:
I blend 25 years of experience and training with psychodynamic, somatic (mind/body integration), gestalt and the expressive arts, to work with individuals, couples and families and specialize in relationships, anxiety disorders, addiction, life/career transitions, PTSD and developmental trauma. My training in somatic experiencing enables me to address trauma at its bodily source -an inside out approach that cognitive approaches can’t access. My belief in our human drive for wholeness extends to my extensive work with individuals and families impacted by addiction, a fundamental disconnect of mind, body, and spirit.
This holistic approach enables me to meet clients where they are, bring the unconscious into consciousness, work with difficult emotions, and develop practical skills that enable new insights to become new ways of experiencing your internal and external life, relationships, and make career and life decisions that create the meaningful life you seek.
www.carmelabennett.com
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Rich Heller: Understanding Intimacy
Everybody craves intimacy but many don't fully understand how to build intimacy. In this episode, we lay out the base of intimacy so couples can begin to focus on how to deepen their relationship.
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Accepting Where You Are To Get Where You Want To Be with Jenna Lessner
This week we are speaking with Health and Nutrition Coach Jenna Lessner about how whether you are talking about your body, your relationship or your divorce, It's easier to get "there" when you can at least accept yourself and "here" first. 
Jenna Lessner is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant who goes above and beyond for her clients. After her own 130-pound weight loss Jenna became passionate about nutrition and helping other individuals improve their health and longevity. Jenna focuses her work around emotional eating and body positivity coaching which allows her to help her clients get to the root of their issues with food. Many of Jenna’s clients see the positive effects of her nutrition coaching ripple out into every facet of their lives, empowering them to live their very best life.
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Thrive in Your Marriage with Julie & Greg Gorman
In this episode, we explore what it takes to Thrive in Your Marriage with Julie and Greg Gorman.
About Julie & Greg Gorman: Whether scuba diving, surfing, or driving the kids to practice, Greg and Julie Gorman venture through life hand in hand, firmly believing that God holds a distinct purpose for every couple. Together they have written four books and produced multiple video-driven, small group studies. They enjoy teaching and inspiring couples all over the world how to live Purpose Focused, Not Problem Focused. They have shared the stage with many celebrity speakers such as Les Brown and John Maxwell and many more. Their fresh approach to marriage is inspiring and forward-thinking. Greg and Julie present a unique message, helping thousands of couples move from good to great. As students and practitioners of biblical leadership and human behavior, Greg and Julie hold multiple certifications from a variety of organizations including the Patterson Center, John C. Maxwell, and Personality Insights Institute. They, along with their children, make their home in southern Florida.
So whether through books, video curriculum, or conference retreats, they live to share the principles they discovered to equip you to experience the life, business, and relationship you’ve always wanted.
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Rich Heller: The Relationship Between Gaslighting and Denial in Our every Day Lives
Gaslighting and Denial are intimately intertwined. After you listen to this episode, you will start to recognize that both denial and gaslighting have different depths, intensities, and variations.
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Rich Heller: Denial, Gaslighting, and Racism
Any dynamic that occurs with individuals happens culturally and visa versa. We see gaslighting and denial in personal relationship, in company dynamics and across our culture. With the internet, we now have the large3str opportunity for gaslighting ever offered. An exploration of this principle as it applies to racism and solutions.
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Rich Heller: Separating the Material From the Emotional
Whether in marriage or divorce, many fights evolve out of co-mingling the emotional with the material. This episode explores how that happens and ways we can separate the two.
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Lesley Friedland: FamilyKind,  Making A difference in Divorce for Those With Less
Lesley Ann Friedland, a family law attorney and mediator, is the founder and Executive Director of FamilyKind, a not-for-profit organization providing information and support to families experiencing separation and divorce. For more than two decades, Lesley served as a court attorney and referee for the NYC Family Court presiding over custody, visitation and child protective matters in all five boroughs. Lesley currently serves on the Family Court Custody and Visitation Advisory Committee, the Interdisciplinary Forum on Mental Health and Family Law, and is a member of the Family Court and Family Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association (NYCBA), the New York Women’s Bar Association (NYWBA), the New York State Council of Divorce Mediators (NYSCDM), the Family Divorce & Mediation Council of Greater New York (FDMC) and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). In 2017, Lesley was the proud recipient of NYC Bar Association’s The Kathryn A. McDonald Award for Excellence in Service to Family Court. The award, given annually, recognizes the vital services of attorneys who work in the Family Court in New York City.
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Rich Heller: Managing Change, Stress and Pain
We have all been going through pain, stress, and change, as a culture, as families, as individuals. The combined expanded social awareness with our new living inside life style is driving a desire for change. These are some tools to help you manage your relationships as we keep on keeping on.
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Rich Heller: Dreams of a Better Culture Into Action
Despite much personal work and effort to make change within ourselves, we don't see the wider society moving as we would like. Many of us are feeling like we re living in Silos, like we are living in our own "snow globes". Looking for ways to cross-cultural lines and make a difference? This segment will give you the tools you need to make your dreams a reality.
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Karen Bigman: Separating the Emotional from the Material in Divorce
Karen Bigman started The Divorcierge (TheDivorcierge.com) to help women struggling with their lives during divorce, and those trying to build a new life afterwards. Karen partners with individuals faced with the myriad of emotions and tasks associated with divorce, acting as a guide and confidante, and consulting with them on how to navigate the emotional, financial and logistical issues. 
Karen’s background includes a B.S.B.A. from Boston University, a M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, Martha Beck Life Coach and iPEC Coach Certification (CPC®). Karen is also a CDC® Certified Divorce Coach. Her articles have been featured in the Huffington Post, Thrive Global, YourTango.com, NextTribe.com and BetterAfter50. She has also been profiled in the NY Post, Financial Times and UK’s Daily Mail and is a Contributing Writer to Divorced Girl Smiling and Worthy.com.
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Rich Heller: Driving Societal Change is An Inside Job
We can blame the police, we can blame the system, we can do the inside personal work, but unless we manifest it in how we act in the world and change the guiding principles of our institutions, the change we see will be minimal.
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Rich Heller: Judgement, Conflict & Collaboration
What can we learn in honor of George Floyd's sacrifice? What can you say about a society where a human being can be killed in such a manner? What are the tools and challenges we all face as a society as we confront these questions?
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Rich Heller: Relationships & Finances
Money is the single thing most couples fight about.. 70% of all Americans have less than $1000. in savings. Despite this, men and women both feel they are both understanding of their financials.  Explore the reasons behind these startling facts and the road to more secure marriage and finances with Rich.
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Susan Guthrie: Using Virtual Mediation to move Your Divorce Forward
Susan Guthrie, nationally recognized as one of the Top Family Law and Mediation Attorneys in the country, has been helping individuals and families navigate separation and divorce for 30 years. Susan provides online divorce mediation and legal coaching services to select clients around the world. As a leading dispute resolution professional, Susan is honored to serve on the Executive Council of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution as the Membership Officer and to be a Co-Chair of the Mediation Committee.
After a year and half of co-hosting the award winning podcast, Breaking Free: A Modern Divorce Podcast  which reached almost 3 million listeners, Susan recently launched her fresh and inspiring new podcast, The Divorce and Beyond Podcast with Susan Guthrie, Esq. (www.divorceandbeyondpod.com) which debuted on iTunes' “Top Podcasts” List for self-help podcasts!  Divorce & Beyond is focused on pulling back the curtain on the mysteries of the divorce process and bringing tips and resources to help people to thrive and shine in their new future beyond divorce.
Susan has been featured in and on media outlets such as CNBC, Market Watch, Forbes, the ABA’s Just Resolutions Magazine, Thrive Global, The Nook Online and many more. She is licensed to practice law in the States of California and Connecticut as well as before the Supreme Court of the United States.
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The "Better Apart" Method with Gabrielle Hartley
Gabrielle Hartey, Esq., is a strong and compassionate advocate, coach and a highly skilled divorce mediator and coach. For the last 25 years, she has served couples in reaching reasonable resolutions for her cases both in person and online. She is well-known for keeping 99% of her cases at the negotiation table and out of the courtroom and for launching The Positive Divorce Movement.
With extensive experience in and out of the courtroom, her agreements are arrived at swiftly and are both clear and comprehensive. She founded The Better Apart Method, authored Better Apart; The Radically Positively Way to Separate (HarperCollins 2019).
She committed to keeping the toxicity and damage in her cases to a minimum.
Gabrielle is the Founder of The Better Apart Method Certification.  This program is designed for divorce professionals to deliver greater value to their clients using the key teachings of The Better Apart Method.  The Better Apart Method provides tools to close cases more efficiently and to decrease stress for the professional.
Better Apart is the first book of its kind to combine the life changing, healing wisdom of mindfulness, meditation and yoga with practical advice and legal wisdom to get the reader through and beyond the divorce. Better Apart features a carefully curated five step process that promotes wellness through and beyond divorce.
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High Conflict Divorce

Jenny Bradley Bio: Let’s get this out of the way right now – I’m a jock, a nerd, and a lawyer. None of that is mutually exclusive.
I have been involved in competitions great and small for most of my life. Softball, math bowl, 80’s trivia, and bicycling (in a way). I like competition. I love games. I get my fill of them . . . on my time. Like everyone who plays any game, I like to win. Like anyone who plays any game, I don’t like losing.
I’ve dedicated my practice to helping people move on – I work with clients in family law matters that include premarital agreements, domestic partnership agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, qualified domestic relations orders, and litigation involving property division, alimony, child support and child custody.
I work well with many other family law attorneys in the community, which will save you time and money. It is common for me to call other attorneys and offer to go to their turf and see what we can do to problem solve for our clients, what we can do to help our clients and what we should suggest that our clients do to help reduce the drama and stress that can sometimes come with a family law disagreement.
When I’m not helping clients take things off their plate and shouldering some of the stress for them, you can find me in all kinds of places, like the softball diamond, the local bookstore, on my bicycle, in my home gym, building my Fix This Next company, traveling, and, yes, still kicking butt in 80’s trivia contests.
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Ken Cloke on Conflict
Kenneth Cloke is Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and a mediator, arbitrator, facilitator, coach, consultant and trainer, specializing in communication, negotiation, and resolving complex multi-party disputes, including marital, divorce, family, community, grievance and workplace disputes, collective bargaining negotiations, organizational and school conflicts, sexual harassment, discrimination, and public policy disputes; and designing preventative conflict resolution systems.
His facilitation, coaching, consulting, and training practice includes work with leaders of public, private and non-profit organizations on effective communications, dialogue, collaborative negotiation, relationship and team building, conflict resolution, leadership development, strategic planning, designing systems, and organizational change.
He is an internationally recognized speaker and author of Mediation:  
His university teaching includes mediation, law, history, political science, conflict studies, urban studies, and other topics at several colleges and universities.  He is founder and first President of Mediators Beyond Borders.
He served as an Administrative Law Judge for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Board, a Factfinder for the Public Employment Relations Board, and a Judge Pro Tem for the Superior Court of Los Angeles.  He has been an Arbitrator and Mediator for over forty years in labor management disputes, and is a member of a number of arbitration panels.
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Stacy Francis is the President and CEO of Francis Financial, Inc., a fee-only boutique Wealth Management,
Financial Planning and Divorce Financial Planning firm dedicated to providing ongoing comprehensive
advice for successful individuals, couples, and women in transition such as divorce or widowhood. Stacy
has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She attended the New York University Center for
Finance, Law, and Taxation, where she completed the Certified Financial PlannerTM (CFP®) designation.
Stacy is also a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®) as well as a Certified Estate and Trust
Specialist (CESTM). Stacy has mastered specialized training in the financial issues of divorce and is the
Director of the Association of Divorce Financial Planners (ADFP) Greater New York Metro Chapter.
Stacy is the founder of Savvy LadiesTM, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and empowering
women to take control of their finances. Savvy Ladies has helped over 15,000 women through free one-on-one financial counseling, workshops, and retreats. Stacy also gives back as a board member of
FamilyKind, a nonprofit organization offering NYC divorce services to adults and children experiencing
separation or divorce.
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Divorce During COVID

Jennifer Bradley Bio: Let’s get this out of the way right now – I’m a jock, a nerd, and a lawyer. None of that is mutually exclusive.
I have been involved in competitions great and small for most of my life. Softball, math bowl, 80’s trivia, and bicycling (in a way). I like competition. I love games. I get my fill of them . . . on my time. Like everyone who plays any game, I like to win. Like anyone who plays any game, I don’t like losing.
I’ve dedicated my practice to helping people move on – I work with clients in family law matters that include premarital agreements, domestic partnership agreements, separation and property settlement agreements, qualified domestic relations orders, and litigation involving property division, alimony, child support and child custody.
I work well with many other family law attorneys in the community, which will save you time and money. It is common for me to call other attorneys and offer to go to their turf and see what we can do to problem solve for our clients, what we can do to help our clients and what we should suggest that our clients do to help reduce the drama and stress that can sometimes come with a family law disagreement.
When I’m not helping clients take things off their plate and shouldering some of the stress for them, you can find me in all kinds of places, like the softball diamond, the local bookstore, on my bicycle, in my home gym, building my Fix This Next company, traveling, and, yes, still kicking butt in 80’s trivia contests.
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Divorce Wisdom
Katherine is the founder of Miller Law. 
Katherine Eisold Miller is a Collaborative Lawyer and mediator with more than 30 years’
experience. She is the founder of The Miller Law Group, a director and trainer at the Center
for Understanding in Conflict and also teaches mediation at the Ackerman Institute.
Katherine is a past president of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals.
Katherine hosts the radio show and podcast Dialogue on Divorce on WVOX radio and
iTunes. Katherine is co-author of the #1 Amazon bestseller A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the
Top Divorce Attorneys in the United States and author of the New Yorker’s Guide to
Collaborative Divorce.
https://westchesterfamilylaw.com/
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"Loving Others"
Jimmy Allen is a love and relationship coach certified in Calling in "The One " System of relationship coaching. Super passionate about his work! Check him out: https://www.jimmyallencoaching.com/home
Bio: I am originally from Miami Florida. I moved to New York to be an actor and years later Coaching found me. I recently had the privilege of studying with Katherine Woodard Thomas who is the author of the New York Times bestselling Calling in the “One”. When I discovered her coaching program, I knew instantaneously that this was what I was meant to do. After completing the book Calling in the “One” book myself in 2017, my own love life shifted dramatically. I discovered how and why I was choosing men who were emotionally unavailable and ashamed of who they were as a man. When I tackled the source of that issue, my life changed. I feel in love with myself and what I had to offer. I discovered that my capacity to love was vast. I started to become the “one” for myself and for the man I meet shortly while reading the book. As a Love and Relationship Coach, my purpose, my mission, is to disrupt people’s patterns in love so they can get out of the way of what’s in the way of them having a juicy love life. Juicy Love babe.
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the power of FORGIVENESS

Everett L. Worthington, Jr.
Bare Bones Bio (2019-2020)

Everett Worthington, Ph.D., is Commonwealth Professor Emeritus working from the
Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He holds a Faculty
Affiliate appointment at the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and
Sciences, Harvard University (Human Flourishing Program, Harvard University). He
continues to be active in research and speaking around the world. He is a licensed Clinical
Psychologist in Virginia. He has published over 40 books and over 475 articles and
scholarly chapters, mostly on forgiveness, humility positive psychology, marriage, and
family topics and religion and spirituality. He also has developed the REACH Forgiveness
model (see www.EvWorthington-forgiveness.com ) being tested currently in a global grant-
funded randomized controlled trials in 6 countries, and he has developed other positive
psychological interventions.