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About Maryanne


Maryanne – International Talk Show Host, Relationship Activist, Coach, and Author

relationship-expert-and-talk-show-host-maryanne-comarotoMaryanne is a relationship activist, coach, radio and TV personality, and award-winning author. Millions of people in 53 countries listen to her weekly radio talk show Maryanne Live! as she interviews leaders in the relationship field like Dr. Helen Fisher and John Gray, and masters of awareness like Ram Dass, Robert Forman, Lynn Andrews. and Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. Her website has a powerful library of archived shows, including The Power of We with her husband David Raynal, looking at fresh ways of changing old paradigms with thinkers such as Joseph Goldstein, Hank Wesselman, and Hubert Dreyfus. Heart Talk with Eve Hogan repaves the road less traveled, with stories of waking up and staying awake real-time.
Maryanne is a go-to expert for Fox News, The Beverly Hills Times Magazine, Hollywood Life, WetPaint, eHarmony, and other online publications. Her blogs can be found on yourtango.com, ezinearticles.com, blogher.com, and dozens more sites. She has appeared on ABC’s “20/20,” Disney’s “Soap Net,” and San Francisco’s KGO-ABC’s “View from the Bay,” etc., and spoken at Great Expectations dating service events. She emceed the 2008 World Forgiveness Day event in Marin and spoke at the Conscious Life Expo in LA twice, as well as Book Expos in San Francisco, LA, and Chicago. In 2011 she hosted the pre-screening of Paramount's "No Strings Attached" at San Francisco's Metreon. Along with a private practice, she gives transformational workshops for men and women.

Her body of work includes the award-winning book, Skinny, Tan and Rich: Unveiling the Myth; the latest book, Hindsight: What You Need to Know Before You Drop Your Drawers!; the 5-DVD workshop workbook Great Relationships Begin Within, also available online as CORR®, the Certificate of Responsible Relationship course, certified by the State of California for Continuing Education credits (provider # 4757); and the 4-CD series “Thrive: Seven Essential Truths for Revealing Your Secret, Sacred Self.” With her husband, David Raynal, she created the Great Relationships Begin Within Divination Deck.

Credentials: Certified clinical hypnotherapist; relationship activist; helped open the Adolescent Chemical Dependency Unit at Marin General Hospital in 1985; developed a unique body-centered system of self-inquiry called the SHOMI™ Method; produced, wrote, directed and hosted 3 TV pilots and a dozen independent made-for-TV specials; founded the non-profit 510(c)3 National Action Organization, “Changing the way we value each other.”

Maryanne’s gift is translating life’s complexities into practical tools for creating healthy, fulfilling, sustainable relationships. She’s recognized by her peers and students as a wise, witty, soulful teacher who walks her talk.

She says: “What’s most rewarding about working with people is the privilege of witnessing them drop all their masks and get real, and realize their own value and worth.  I’ve been where these women and men have been and I am deeply empathetic to their situations, which allows me to help them feel, heal, and deal with their current challenges. It is my mission to help people heal, one broken heart at a time.”

Maryanne has a track record of helping people create the relationship of their dreams, raised a healthy, thriving son who is now in college, and is happily married to David. She is working on getting her PhD in Somatic Psychology at the Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Websites: www.maryannelive.com, www.freebeginwithin.com, www.naction.org