Sonya Rhodes, PhD joins Vicki today to discuss The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match: How Today’s Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling. In this liberating, straight-talking guide, Dr. Rhodes argues that modern women can find the right partner without having to change or settle. And returning guest Peter Stark will further discuss his riveting look at a largely forgotten historical expedition in Astoria.

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“I do not think we should dumb down women’s power and status by avoiding the Alpha in her,” opines Sonya Rhodes, PhD in her new book The Alpha Woman Meets Her Match: How Today’s Strong Women Can Find Love and Happiness Without Settling. The times have changed, and the numbers show there are more women graduating from college and graduate school and taking a role as the chief breadwinner than at any time in history. However, these accomplished women are often given the impression their success spells doom for any chance of a love life. Dr. Rhodes refutes the notion that Alpha women are bitchy and unfeminine, showing that Alpha and Beta qualities are human traits, not gender specific traits. Dr. Rhodes has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 30 years. She has served on the faculty of the New York Medical College, Columbia University, and the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, and has co-authored 3 other books.

At a time when the edge of American settlement barely reached beyond the Appalachians, two visionaries, President Thomas Jefferson and millionaire John Jacob Astor foresaw the potential of the Pacific to dominate trade much as the Atlantic did in their day. 2 years after Lewis and Clark’s historical expedition ended, Astor set out to establish a global trade network based at the mouth of the Columbia River while Jefferson envisioned a separate democracy to spread eastward and meet the young United States. The tale unfolds from 1810 to 1813., and author Peter Stark drew from numerous firsthand accounts of those who made the journey and suffered incredible hardship while embarking on soaring adventure in his new book Astoria. Stark is an adventure and exploration writer of several books and is a longtime correspondent for Outside magazine. His numerous articles and essays have appeared in Smithsonian, The New Yorker, Men’s Health, The New York Times, and many others.

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