Bounce Back

{tab=Show Details} HostTimely, topical, and fast-paced audio magazine of inspirational stories plus practical and innovative how-to relationship advice. Profiles include: making up – not breaking up, bringing a relationship back from the brink, saving a marriage, bouncing back from a break up, surviving a divorce, getting ready for a new relationship, navigating the on-line dating scene, assessing love compatibility and essential relationship advice for business women. Tune in each week to experience the story, witness the bounce back journey, and celebrate new beginnings. Bounce Back.


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Bounce Back – How To Get Connected with Your Sensational Self

Download Episode Special guest, Jacqui Olliver, author, speaker, and healer joins us from New Zealand to share with you how to get in touch with your sensational self – very fast. Jacqui, from nHarmony, is the author of “Doing This ONE Thing Will Change Your Life Forever!” Jacqui learned from life experiences; she is QBE: […]

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Bounce Back with Donna Marie Thompson Ph.D

Donna Marie Thompson, PhD is a best-selling author of two books, a Certified Professional Coach, a Certified NLP Practitioner, and a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index. Donna Marie is listed as one of America’s Premier Experts in relationships and personal development. Her credentials include degrees from George Washington University, Virginia Tech, and the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a successful career in corporate America. Donna Marie overcame four major simultaneous losses and now her passion is to inspire others to bounce back from adversity.
Donna Marie has been the featured guest on many radio shows and on the Brian Tracy TV Show as seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliates across the country.

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  • Bounce Back – How To Get Connected with Your Sensational Self

    Special guest, Jacqui Olliver, author, speaker, and healer joins us from New Zealand to share with you how to get in touch with your sensational self – very fast. Jacqui, from nHarmony, is the author of “Doing This ONE Thing Will Change Your Life Forever!” Jacqui learned from life experiences; she is QBE: qualified by experience on how to stop feeling confused, upset and lonely; and how to feel healed, whole and completely empowered – without denying any of your feelings. Jacqui now teaches others how to unblock their own resistant emotional and sensual energy; so they too, can find their own unique and sensational selves. Jacquie explores the distinction between thinking and feeling.

    In this fast-paced interview Jacqui answers questions such as : Why do people feel confused, upset and lonely? What causes the greatest feeling of disconnection? Why do you say we control our feelings? Why do people get so emotionally overwhelmed? What’s the main difference between how men and women deal with stress? And best of all – how do you stop any argument in 60 seconds?

    At the end Jacquii offers our listeners a fun, free video series.

  • Bounce Back – How To Have a Successful Second Marriage

    Special guest Pat Bubash, counselor, author, speaker, and Stephen Minister specializing in positive marriage outcomes joins Donna Marie to share key tips and lessons from her book “Successful Second Marriages.” The divorce rate from first marriages is approaching 50% while the divorce rate of second marriages is approaching 75%. Clearly not a good track record here. So what can you do to make sure that you are not in those numbers?

    Pat answers pressing questions including What is the criteria for a successful marriage or a lasting relationship? What about those couples who planned, anticipated, overspent on elaborate weddings on to see them fail? In Successful Second Marriages, to what extent did the nine couples share the same hopes and expectations as couples we see on television?

    In the 3-tips segment, Pat shares three things to do to achieve relationship mastery. And in her final message, Pat guides couples to avail themselves of the plentiful resources rather than calling it quits.

    And at the end of the show in this week’s Just Say No To The Status QuoTM segment Donna Marie explores ways to improve your chances to have a successful relationship.

  • Bounce Back – Self Awareness Skills that Transform Relationships

    Special guest Cora Lonning, a development consultant specializing in values and leadership, highlights how emotional literacy and self-awareness skills transfer from the workplace to your romantic relationship.

    You’ll learn the importance of being aware of who you are and what you want so that your actions have a positive impact on those around you – especially in your romantic relationship. You’ll hear interesting examples of what other couples are doing right – and not so right. And we also explore the world of “shoulds”.

    Cora answers pressing questions including: To what extent can someone separate work from their personal life?
    What is the difference between healthy conflict and dysfunctional conflict in a romantic relationship? And what is the concept of healthy power in romantic relationships?

    In a new segment, Cora shares three things to do and three things not to do in relationship communications. And in her final message, Cora talks about the easy way to have a fabulous relationship. Hint: there isn’t one. Often success means investing in yourselves as a couple. Your relationship is ever-evolving and is changing as life and events happen. Tune in for the keys to how you’ll do as a couple as life sends you twists and turns.

    And at the end of the show in this week’s Just Say No To The Status Quo segment Donna Marie explores proven tips to transform your romantic relationship.

  • Bounce Back – How to Bounce Back from Adversity

    Special guest Sally Franz, author of the Amazon Best Seller “Scrambled Leggs…a Snarky Tale of Hospital Hooey”

    and award winning author of “Monster Lies…a Woman’s Guide to Controlling her Destiny ” reveals top tips and strategies from seemingly insurmountable losses. Sally lets us in on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s approach to understanding your deepest emotional needs, using non-violent communication, and developing a creative strategy to get your own needs met. As it turns out, you must be responsible for meeting your own needs for love, compassion, connection, and respect but others can come along for the ride.

    Sally shows us how you actually go from being angry to bouncing back. She shows us the incredible power of humor. And for those who are stuck in remorse, what ifs, and spinning round and round re-hashing everything trying to see if there were clues before the train wreck, Sally has an answer for you.

    Sally also shares her thoughts about why we are here noting our two jobs on this planet: enjoy the beauty and help others. You can’t do either when you are immobilized with grief, shame, and longing. So it’s time to bounce back.

    And at the end of the show in this week’s Just Say No To The Status Quo segment Donna Marie explores proven techniques to Bouncing Back from Adversity.

  • Bounce Back – How to Live an Incredible Life

    Special guest Dr. Nikki Instone, author of the “To Live an Incredible Life: A Simple Guide to Using Your Thoughts and Feelings to Create the Life You Want”, shares her insights on your true power to direct your life. Do you know why you feel the way you feel? Do you know why you think the way you think? Dr. Instone unravels the mystery. When you know what you need to know about the world around you, it all changes for you. Life gets easier. Your relationship gets easier. Really.

    Dr. Nikki shares with us the most important steps to take after a big break up. She unlocks the secrets to healing a broken heart after a painful experience.

    And Dr. Nikki explains the role of our emotions and goes on to describe techniques that can be helpful to deal with them in our daily lives and in our romantic relationships. In the interview, we dive into the dangers of holding faulty beliefs and we explore the harmful effects of the troublesome word “should” and the relationship problems that it causes. Dr. Instone also gives advice on how to prepare to start a new relationship. Then she shares her three best pieces of advice. Tune in to make all of these powerful tools your own.

    And at the end of the show in this week’s Just Say No To The Status Quo segment Donna Marie explores “Feelings – Who is in Control”? and sets you off on a personal challenge involving three of your own feelings.

  • Bounce Back – How to Heal a Relationship

    Erica Goodstone, PhD author of “Love Me, Touch Me, Heal Me: The Path to Physical, Emotional, Sexual, and Spiritual Reawakening” shares how love can form the foundation of a long-lasting and successful relationship – no matter what. While love alone is not enough, it does give your relationship a fighting chance; find out how in this informative interview.

    Dr. Goodstone reveals several healing modalities and discusses how she works with couples to get to the underlying cause of their primary relationship issue. She also explores the roles of selecting the right partner in the first place, then treating them with respect, trusting them, and loving them as key ingredients to keep things on the right track. Sounds simple, but as we all know, it isn’t simple at all.

    By integrating physical, emotional, sexual, and spiritual dimensions, Dr. Goodstone takes a comprehensive approach to clients both as individuals and as their role as part of a couple. She provides tips to weather the inevitable storms in long-term relationships; if you expect them you are better prepared to deal with them. Dr. Goodstone busts the myth that your past determines your future. You can change the course of your relationship; listen in to learn how.

    Dr. Goodstone answers key questions:

    What does touch or body therapy have to do with improving relationships?

    Can people improve their relationships by reading books and quoting affirmations?

    Where do you begin if you really want to heal your relationship?

    What would you tell someone who says, “We can’t go for counseling because they’ll never change?

    And at the end of the show this week’s Just Say No To The Status QuoTM tip is about how to heal your relationship. Donna Marie explores three things to do and three things not to do to have a warm and healthy relationship.

  • Bounce Back – How to Get Ready for Effective Relationship Communication

    Special guest Sharon Nash, author of the Sex & Money series reveals essential relationship communication secrets. Relationship communications are critical to our lives yet do you fully understand what you know and what you don’t know about them? Do you know where you’re coming from before you begin a conversation with your spouse or SO? Are you getting the reactions that you expect? If not, it is time for some honest reflection and upgrading of your communication skills.

    When we are having relationship problems, we realize that our responses often range from anger, denial, resentment, disappointment, and bargaining to shock. Sharon explores what has to happen in order for a person to bounce back from these feelings and these responses. Even as you come to accept the situation, does that mean that you get the “all clear” in your recovery? What happens when we simply mask the pain? Sharon and Donna Marie discuss the healing and communication processes as you upgrade your skills for your romantic relationship and what the impacts will be on your other relationships.

    And at the end of the show in this week’s Just Say No To The Status Quo tip titled “Are you ready to communicate effectively?” Donna Marie explores the convenient acronym READY.

  • Bounce Back – How to Manage Conflict in Your Relationship

    Kristen M. White, PhD author of “R U Red-e 4 Conflict – Speaking Human in a Digital Age” shares how technology can interfere with romantic relationships.

    Dr. White reveals a few simple things you can do to put your relationship on the right track. She explains what good communication looks like and gives specific tips for good communication in couples. She goes on to provide tips on avoiding top taboos in relationship communication. Dr. White explores specific ways that people fail in communicating and show us new skills that anyone can use to improve their communications. And what a difference it makes when people use their tools!

    The benefits go well beyond solving the issue at hand and carry over into many areas of the relationship to yield more peace and harmony. And who doesn’t want that? Dr. White also dispels the myths that these skills are difficult and dispatches other objections that people have raised in her practice. She breaks down the walls and removes the difficulties in applying these skills in relationship communications.|

    And at the end of the show this week’s Just Say No To The Status QuoTM tip is titled “How can you communicate effectively?” Donna Marie explores what to do before to prepare for a relationship communication and what to do during the communication to get the results that you want.

  • Bounce Back – Who is in Control – You or Your Emotions?

    Dr. Ed Daube author of “Emotions as Tools” shines the light on the power that we could have – or do have – over our emotions. When we understand the source of our emotions and their roles in our lives as signals, we can then begin to make our relationship communication decisions at choice. With awareness. And what a difference that makes! Dr. Daube shares his important insights on reacting and responding to these signals to make a healthy relationship stronger and to improve a relationship on the brink.

    Dr. Daube reveals key dimensions of four primary emotions that play a role in our lives including: fear, anxiety, guilt, and shame. Do you know the difference between fear and anxiety? Do you know the difference and the appropriate response to fear and anxiety? How do you react when faced with fear or anxiety? Can you see how the distinction between reacting and responding could change the outcome of a relationship conversation?

    Can you see the impact on your relationship based on the way that you respond to a question or comment? Each emotion, if we interpret it correctly; can convey valuable information or we can miss the point entirely – at our peril. Dr. Daube also discusses the daily transitions that we make between work and home and what we need to do to make these transitions smooth ones. Our relationship suffers when we don’t, yet happily, the answer is truly quick and simple.

    How then can you become more aware – to take the time to process the signals and prepare an appropriate response? A little bit of effort can make a big difference, not only in your marriage or romantic relationship but also in all of your other relationships as well.

    And at the end of the interview, Donna Marie shares her weekly Just Say No to the Status Quo TM tip featuring insights into using our emotions as part of the solution to relationship issues and problems.

  • Bounce Back – How to Save a Marriage

    Dr. Karen Sherman, co-author of “Marriage Magic! Find It, Keep It, and Make It Last” reveals key dimensions of a successful long-lasting marriage. She outlines the contrived behaviors on display during the courtship phase where we are putting our best foot forward. Most of us are not even aware or conscious of what we are doing – we are doing everything we can it keep the nascent relationship alive. And so we miss all of the signals. We miss the important issues of love compatibility.

    Then as couples we tend to lose those wonderful feelings during the honeymoon phase – no wonder. Dr. Sherman outlines the role that love plays in our relationships and what it takes to build a strong foundation to make a relationship flourish and endure – in good times and in bad. Relationships seem get into trouble without the couple realizing it. How does this happen? What are the kinds of things a couple has to do in order to bring their relationship back to life, to create that spark again? If things are not good with your present partner, is it better to stay with that person and try to work things out? What is the best course of action? When does it makes sense to end a relationship? Dr Sherman, a licensed psychologist in New York who has been in private practice for 25 years and married for 35 years, answers these and other important relationship questions.

    And at the end of the show, Donna Marie shares her weekly Just Say No to the Status Quo TM tip featuring ways to add spark to your relationship to keep love alive.

  • Bounce Back – What’s in a Name? You’d Be Surprised!

    As Donna Marie Thompson’s special guest, Ms. Sharón Lynn Wyeth, author of “Know the Name: Know the Person”, reveals the secrets that are contained in your name — and in everyone else’s. Who knew that your beliefs and behaviors are based on the letters and the order of the letters in your name?

    Sharón invented neimology, a science that describes the characteristics contained in names; the system has been tested in 70 countries where our alphabet is being used. Neimology is the culmination of 15 years of research, testing, and refinement. Sharón explains the relative importance of first names, middle names, maiden names, last names, and hyphenated names on the types of relationships and interactions that you have in your life. She discusses compatible name pairs and incompatible name pairs that warrant a caution flag.

    Sharón advises that all is not lost if you are married to someone and your names appear to clash – you probably already know who you are – especially if you are named Connie and Don. In her book, Sharón lays out the steps that you can take to increase your chances of improved compatibility and increased happiness after you become aware of your default tendencies based on your name. The book website is

    And at the end of the show, Donna Marie shares her weekly Just Say No to the Status Quo TM tip featuring ways to improve your relationship communications, no matter what your name.

  • Bounce Back – How to Get a Date and Enjoy the Process, Really

    As Donna Marie Thompson’s special guest, Mr. Bill Gladwell hypnotist, entertainer, dating mentor, and author shares his motto: Making changes will set in motion your new life. Bill’s dating advice to men and women alike is to be authentic, be real, be genuine, and to live an interesting life. Only when you present your true self can you find your true soul mate. Bill outlines how you first take stock of who you are and who you want to be, then you can continually work on yourself. You can proceed to make the changes you want to make at your own pace. While you are busy, you just might encounter a good partner for your next relationship – without even looking.

    Bill shares new ideas on getting a date and how to take the pressure off of meeting new people. If you are shy or an introvert, Bill shares with us his 3-foot rule. Then when you are ready for that important first date, Bill has suggestions to reduce the stress. We often shudder at the thought of a first date – but it is supposed to be fun, after all. The first date can be fun — or not. Your attitude is paramount along with a few other key factors. He tells us why movies are a bad first date. Where you go on that first date can also play a key role in how much you get to know your date. This step is essential to assess your love compatibility factors. Bill shares fun do’s and don’ts on conversation topics on a first date and advises us to be curious and to have fun. You just never know, you could be on your way to beginning a new relationship.

    And at the end of the show, Donna Marie shares her weekly Just Say No to the Status Quo TM tip featuring ways to break the ice and begin to date successfully.

  • Bounce Back – Texting Taboos for Dating

    Special guest Vanessa Taylor, author of Text. Love. Power: The Ultimate Guide for Texting and Dating in the New Millennium, shares her experience and expertise to: i) guide women to employ the power of texting—and not texting—to pique a man’s interest, ii) overcome fears of stopping the free flow of texts to men, and iii) find empowerment using technology while getting and keeping their guy. Vannesa reveals common texting taboos and tells us about the “Rules.” This show is designed for single women, divorcees, teens, and women with friends who are texting while dating; it’s against the rules. Vanessa explains how texting affects feminine power early in the relationship. And at the end of the show, Donna Marie shares her weekly Just Say No to the Status Quo TM tip featuring ways to use texting for positive results in relationships. So before you send that next text, tune in.

  • Bounce Back – What Makes You Tick and What Ticks You Off

    Special guest Brad Dude, co-author of “What Makes You Tick and What Ticks You Off”, reveals the four basic human temperaments and how they affect your perceptions, your behaviors, and your relationship. Learn how to identify your dominant and shadow temperaments – affectionately known as dom and shad — and the temperaments of your love as well. Master the core characteristics of each of these temperaments, see how they play off one another, and train your senses for your next encounter. It is coming whether you are ready or not. At the end of the show, Donna Marie shares her weekly Just Say No to the Status Quo TM tip featuring the acronym STOP. This show will change the way you think about relationship interactions.

  • Bounce Back – How to Add Joy to Your Life with Conscious Dating

    Jill Crosby, founder of Spiritual, clears away the clutter of on-line dating with three key themes of being yourself, being in the now, and of course, being conscious. Jill shares with us her tips and tricks to finding a true soul mate from her many years in bricks-and-mortar dating services and now 12 years with her on-line company. Is long-distance dating risky or rewarding? And how about you, how do you know you are ready to find the ONE? Jill reveals insights into getting it right this time. And Donna Marie shares her Just Say No to the Status Quo TM tip.

  • Bounce Back – How To Successfully Navigate the Relationship Cycle

    Kim Olver, an internationally acclaimed transformational leader who has inspired thousands around the globe with the principles of InsideOut Empowerment, is our featured guest. In this interesting interview Kim shares the 5 stages of the relationship cycle, how you know where you are in the cycle, and what do to in each stage to enhance your relationship. Kim also reveals two destructive relationship habits to avoid and two constructive relationship habits to practice. At the end of the show, Donna Marie shares her weekly Just Say No to the Status Quo TM tip. This show will change the way you think about relationships.

  • Bounce Back – In Relationship Communications, Are you Predator or Prey?

    Amy Carroll, Counselor and Psychologist was Donna Marie Thompson’s guest on the Bounce Back show about relationships. Amy shared an interesting take on relationship communications found in her book “Undoing the Ego Tango.” Oftentimes, without our knowledge, we act as either Predator or Prey. In fact, neither approach serves us well. Amy explores how we have the power to modulate our responses to find another way to get our point across. In doing so, we can improve our relationship and our life.