Wednesday 8th of May 2013
Jamie Catto co-produced and directed the double Grammy nominated film ‘1 Giant Leap' which encountered high profile writers, thinkers, spiritual gurus and entertainers including Bob Geldof, Robbie Williams, Steven Fry, Susan Sarandon, Deepak Chopra, Michael Stipe, Brian Eno, and Dennis Hopper. Having sold over 300,000 albums, and won numerous awards globally. '1 Giant Leap' was subsequently commissioned and made into a Channel 4 documentary series in 2008 to explore the complexities of human nature through music.
As founder member, singer, art director and video director of Dance Music super-group Faithless, Jamie has been part of continued run-away successes in music since the Faithless greatest hits album became the fastest selling dance album of all time in 2005.
Jamie now holds creative master classes throughout the year to help others emulate his own success. ‘Transforming Shadows', ‘What About You?' and ‘What About Us' are workshops which provide a highly accessible concoction of light humour and love, designed with the use of his own genius music to spark both professional and personal breakthroughs. Jamie also speaks and performs at conferences, events and festivals all around the world.
Monday 6th of May 2013
Ellen Langer is a Yale PhD, Harvard Professor of Psychology, and artist. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and three Distinguished Scientist Awards, the World Congress Award, the NYU Alumni Achievement Award, and the Staats award for Unifying Psychology, and has authored eleven books and over 200 research articles on the illusion of control, perceived control, successful aging, decision-making, to name a few of the topics. Each of these is examined through the lens of her theory of mindfulness. Her research has demonstrated that by actively noticing new things-the essence of mindfulness-health, well being, and competence follow. Her best selling books include Mindfulness; The Power of Mindful Learning; On Becoming an Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity; and her most recent book, Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility.
Wednesday 1st of May 2013
Tim Freke is a 'standup philosopher' who makes profound ideas fun and easily accessible. He is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality and is often featured in documentaries on the BBC, the History Channel, and other global media. He is the bestselling author of many groundbreaking books translated into 15 languages, including Lucid Living and The Jesus Mysteries, which was a Daily Telegraph 'Book of the Year'. He runs 'mystery experience retreats' internationally, in which he guides others directly to a spiritually awakened state.
Wednesday 24th of April 2013
Bryan Single is the director and producer of "Children of War", an award-winning documentary filmed in Uganda over a period of three years which follows a group of former child soldiers of war criminal Joseph Kony as they escape the battlefield, enter the sanctuary of a rehabilitation center, and undergo a remarkable process of trauma therapy and emotional healing. To learn more about Bryan and his work, visit: childrenofwarfilm.com
Jane Ekayu is a trauma counselor for former child soldiers of Joseph Kony and founder of Children of Peace Uganda, a nonprofit which works to heal and empower these youth through psychosocial therapy, creative arts therapy, education, and empowerment programs. Since 2004, she has helped over 3,000 of these children rehabilitate and return home to their communities. Ms Ekayu also travels around the world to raise awareness on the issues of child soldiers and post-war rehabilitation. She has captivated audiences in schools, universities, community groups, human rights organizations, political embassies, and in the United Nations General Assembly Hall. To learn more about Jane and her work, visit: childrenofpeaceuganda.com
Filmmaker Cynthia Travis has worked in Liberia since 2003, where she's developed innovative grassroots approaches to conflict resolution with her non-profit organization everyday gandhis. Her most recent film, THE FIGHT TO FORGIVE, follows former child soldiers who were forced to fight in Liberia's brutal civil war. THE FIGHT TO FORGIVE teaches that perpetrators of violence have an extraordinary capacity as peace builders. With an academic background in human development and creative writing, and a professional life in mediation and conflict resolution in vulnerable communities, Cynthia believes that storytelling is a powerful tool in conflict resolution. To learn more about Cynthia and her work, visit: www.everydaygandhis.org and www.thefighttoforgive.com
Wednesday 17th of April 2013
Ashley Michelle Williams is a world-traveled multimedia journalist who currently works at WBAL as a multimedia reporter/ web producer, contributing to its digital content. Prior to working at WBAL, Ashley worked at NBC Network News as a member of the New Associates Program, a rotation program designed to develop future producers within NBC News. During her time at NBC, she has worked for the Today Show, the Grio, and MSNBC's Politics Nation with Al Sharpton.
In her spare time, Ashley also manages and oversees her media company, RIZZARR. She created RIZZARR to inspire youth and young adults to create their own ripple effect in the world. High school students and college students from around the country contribute to the platform, which features current news and articles on issues that they face.
Kirsty Spraggon is a Talk show host, Speaker, Life Liver, People lover, Founder of Konnection Global, and Executive Producer of Kirsty TV.
Kirsty TV is about the power of sharing stories. As an interviewer she holds hearts in her hands as her guests share their most personal and vulnerable stories. She believes when people share their stories they heal themselves and others.
Wednesday 10th of April 2013
Psychotherapist Ira Israel is the author of "Mindfulness for Urban Depression DVD," "Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety DVD" and "Yoga for Depression and Anxiety DVD". Ira has Master of Arts degrees in Psychology, Religious Studies, and Philosophy. He is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, and a Certified Yoga Therapist.
Richard J. Davidson, PhD, is a renowned neuroscientist and one of the world's leading experts on the impact of contemplative practices, such as meditation, on the brain. He is the founder and chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He is perhaps best known for his groundbreaking work in studying emotion and the brain. A friend and confidante of the Dalai Lama, he is a highly sought after expert and speaker internationally. Time magazine named him one of the most influential people in the world in 2006.
Wednesday 3rd of April 2013
An innovator in the field of personal growth and transformative thinking, Eric Handler is the co-founder of Positively Positive -- an online multimedia platform known for its creative content designed to challenge readers to live a life worth sharing. Beginning as a Facebook page that quickly grew into a community of more than 1 million fans, the full platform was launched in October 2011 by Eric and his wife and business partner, Julie. Together they seek out the strongest voices and storytellers this world has to offer to inspire others to be present to the moment and live fully in the now.
Wednesday 27th of March 2013
Rex Pratt has been involved in various film and video projects over the past decade. His interest in a project is always based upon the ability of the film to move and inspire the viewer. Between Iraq and A Hard Place is a project that became personal as it progressed. It began by documenting the difficulties of troops' transitioning back to normal life after combat. After almost 2 years of meeting with returning troops, Rex has developed a special attachment to the troops. He defines himself as "not easily converted to a new cause". However, the personal stories that he became involved in have stirred his filmmaking talents and inspired a film that will move you and touch your heart as you experience up close what is in the heart and minds of our young troops. He is currently working on his next project that also deals with war and assisting in the completion of the book Between Iraq and A Hard Place with his partner/brother, New York Times best-selling author, James Michael Pratt.
Paula J. Caplan is a clinical and research psychologist. She received her A.B. with honors from Radcliffe College of Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from Duke University. She is currently Associate at the DuBois Institute, following two years as a Fellow in the Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School, both at Harvard University. She is the author of 11 books, co-editor of one book, and author of dozens of book chapters and articles in scholarly journals, as well as of numerous articles and essays in popular publications.
Her most recent book, When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home, won the Association of American Publishers' PROSE Award for best psychology book of 2011, Independent Publishers' Groundbreaking Book of the Month Award the month it was published, and Independent Publishers' Silver Medal in the psychology/mental health division for 2011.
Wednesday 20th of March 2013
Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions, and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. She is an inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice offering white hot truth. Her site has been deemed "the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality", and was named one of the "Top 100 Websites for Women" by Forbes.
Wednesday 13th of March 2013
John C. Havens is Founder of the H(app)athon Project, a contributing writer for Mashable, and author of, H(app)y - The Value of Well-Being in a Digital Economy .The H(app)athon Project is an initiative that utilizes emerging technology to improve human well-being and drive positive social change. He is a former professional actor and current blues musician.
Wednesday 6th of March 2013
Janice Kamenir-Reznik is Co-founder and President of Jewish World Watch (JWW), an organization she co-founded with Rabbi Harold Schulweis to mobilize Americans to fight against genocides and mass atrocities, and to provide relief and support to survivors. Janice served as President of California Women Lawyers, President of the California Women's Law Center, and as trustee of the Los Angeles County Bar and trustee of the California State Bar's Trust Fund. Janice travels to the Darfuri refugee camps, and to the Democratic Republic of Congo to help JWW establish and fund various recovery and economic development projects in the eastern regions of the country.
Naama Haviv, who holds an MA/ABD in Genocide Studies from Clark University, joined JWW's team as Assistant Director. Naama develops and directs JWW's policy objectives towards Sudan and Congo, manages JWW's strategic partnerships both in the US and in Sudan, Chad, and Congo, and their program development including youth activist training initiatives and domestic education and advocacy programs. As well as researching current world conflicts to assess the risk of genocide.
Julie Bram is a full time community volunteer and activist. As a founding partner and past chair of the Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund she has been blessed to support and work with many remarkable non-profit organizations. Her passion lies in using education and communication to effect positive change in the world. (Tikkun olam) Julie currently serves on several advisory committees and boards of directors for a wide variety of charitable causes.
Wednesday 27th of February 2013
Wednesday 20th of February 2013
James Clear is on a mission to make the world well and the founder of The Art of Becoming Better. He is an entrepreneur, writer, and travel photographer in 18 countries. His writing has been featured by US News & World Report, American Express, Yahoo, Lifehacker, and dozens of other businesses and media outlets. His photography was nominated for the Travel Photographer of the Year award for his work covering the September 11th Memorial in New York City.
Wednesday 13th of February 2013
Tanya Geisler is certified Life and Business Coach (CPCC, ACC) with a penchant for clarity (and her Clarity Sessions have been likened to “divining rods”). She’s coached hundreds of people who were ready to step into the spotlight of their lives and businesses. She wrote The Joy Pages, created Board of Your Life, is a blogger for the wildly popular The Daily Love, has served as contributor and was featured in Canadian Living, and is an in-demand speaker who talks with great passion on all things joy, meaning and purpose (just try to stop her). She recently spoke at TEDxWomen (video available March 2013).
It is her indomitable belief that if everyone knew their own unique recipe for their personal brand of joy, they’d hold the key to shining in their life, in their work and in their life’s work. (It really does change everything.)
Wednesday 6th of February 2013
Kathy Kinney is best known for her iconic role as Mimi Bobeck on the long running The Drew Carey Show. She has acted in over a dozen films and guest-starred on numerous television shows and may currently be seen in a recurring role on the ABC Family hit series The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Kathy toured with Drew Carey and the Improv All Stars for the USO in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, and may still be seen performing with them around the country. She and her longtime friend Cindy Ratzlaff created QueenofYourOwnLife.com as an attitude, a way of life, and a call to action for grown up women everywhere. To learn more about Kathy and her work, visit: http://www.queenofyourownlife.com/
Dr. Benjamin La Brot is a native Southern Californian who learned to swim before he could walk. His love of water led him to working on sport and commercial fishing boats and on the Floating Marine Science Laboratory vessel .He, along with his sister and others began Floating Doctors, whose mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide. To learn more about Ben and his work, visit: www.floatingdoctors.com
Tuesday 5th of February 2013
Wednesday 30th of January 2013
Claire Wineland was born with cystic fibrosis or "CF", a genetic disease that causes excessive mucus secretions and collection, especially in the lungs. In her short life, Claire has undergone dozens of surgeries and has spent weeks at a time in the hospital. This is not, however, what characterizes her. Claire is a singer, an artist, a composer, and a natural-born comedian and speaker. She radiates with a warmth and wisdom beyond her years. She has been called a "little Buddha" a "bridge among people", and a "true old soul." She is precious to anyone who has met her, especially to her mother, Melissa, and her father, John.
On April 13, 2010 after a relatively routine surgery, Claire became septic and within 24 hours, was in complete lung failure. Her parents were given the option of watching Claire die or putting her on a dangerous oscillator vent, which no child with CF has ever come off of. Her parents opted to put her on the high powered vent and into a drug induced coma so the doctors could try everything possible to reverse the damage to her lungs and her body. What followed was a remarkable two-week journey of prayer, love and healing.
So many people were inspired by Claire's journey that a public Facebook page, "Claire Wineland Love, Songs and Updates", was created to disseminate the seemingly ever changing information. Within two weeks, the fans on the page grew to over 900. Out of this grew the desire and need for a foundation.
Claire constantly strives to give back and make meaning of what she has had to go through; the message she shares is her way to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Claire's Place Foundation, Inc: www.clairesplacefoundation.org
Eric Lumiere lives For the Love of Music + the Music of Love
Music is one of the most elusive art forms. It has the power to uplift, touch, move and inspire people. When I create music, my intention is to share myself as fully and unconditionally as possible so that there may be no walls between us, no projections of who I'd like to be or think I am; just the essence of who I am, the discovery of which is a continuous process and one that I live for. Music can affect people in many ways and if I have one wish, it's that it touches you. That it's greatest potential is fulfilled, and that in listening to my music, you discover more of who you are, your truth, and are inspired to share your own beingness with the world.
After graduating from the Clive Davis Dept. of Recorded Music at NYU in 2007, Eric's song "Anthem" (a bedroom demo) was remixed by DJs Filo and Peri and signed by top DJ Paul Van Dyk. Released in 13+ countries, "Anthem" broke the UK Top 40 at #39 and reached #1 on the US Billboard Dance Airplay.
While continuing to work with Filo and Peri, Eric has been focusing on his next release, tentatively titled the ‘Under Love EP'.
To learn more about Eric and his work, visit: www.ericlumiere.com
Monday 21st of January 2013
Sarah Steffen is the Marketing Coordinator at Habitat for Humanity for San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys. She attended San Diego State University and interned for the San Diego State Marketing and Communications Department, working on news and profile stories. She graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies and a minor in English. She enjoys doing what she loves while giving back and advocating for the community.
Shanna McCord is currently a Journalist for the Santa Cruz Sentinel. She has been a television and newspaper reporter for 17 years and covered military issues while working in Yuma, AZ. She will share with us a fantastic article she wrote about a man, Dr. Peter Linnerooth, who took his own life after a long time battle with PTSD.
Wednesday 16th of January 2013
In 2010, Bekah Eden began to work as a successful small business owner developing musical skills and songwriting talent for her students in Virginia Beach and California. She also began writing original material for other artists nationwide and built a reputation as a well known cause artist, working for charitable organizations such as Harvesting Happiness for Heroes ®, a national 501© (3) nonprofit organization, benefiting post combat veterans and their families challenged with the invisible symptoms of PTSD and TBI. Just recently, Bekah won the Upcoming Female Artist Award at the 2012 Malibu Music Awards.
David Ari Leon is a multiple award-winning and Emmy-nominated composer and music supervisor. He has brought his signature blend of acute classical expertise and emotive pop ethos to countless films, video games, albums, and TV shows. David’s music can currently be heard in places such as ABC’s hit show, Sea World’s “Sea Rescue and on Disney XD’s “The Avengers.” He is music director and co-founder of the Voice of Life project, whose mission is to elevate wellness with great music. He’s also raising mobile game music to new heights with his immensely popular music. Recently, he scored Woody Woodpecker, named “iPhone Game of the Week,” the top-seller Superman, and Contre Jour, the No. 1 selling game app, and “iPad Game of the Year” in more than 10 countries. Leon’s SoundMind Music is a company that oversees the entire music package for a project with many clients including luminaries such as: Lionsgate Films, Warner Bros, Marvel, Universal, DC Comics, ABC, Sea World, EA and Disney.
Wednesday 9th of January 2013
Sophie Chiche is the founder and curator of lifebyme.com, a website gathering eclectic people answering the question, “what is most meaningful to you”. Nobel Prizes, media moguls, fishermen, midwives, global leaders, spiritual teachers, artists, and teenagers share their original meaningful words every day.
Sophie is an author, speaker, coach and entrepreneur. She holds Masters in Business, Journalism and Psychology. You can always find her asking game-changer deep questions about life.
Sophie has just launched Shape House, an urban sweat lodge. A place to heal, a place to let go, a place to thin and melt away fears and doubts. A place to be with one self with a quiet breath.
Shannon Bindler is a Shoeologist and Style Editor who believes in the transformative power of fashion. She is also the co-founder of Get Up Girl, a popular women’s coaching series that inspires women to shine.
Shannon contributes regularly to huffingtonpost.com, stylelist.com, and modernmom.com. She is currently working on her first book, Sole Rx: Shoe Prescriptions for Life.
Shannon has traveled, studied, and worked extensively throughout Africa, South America, and Europe. She lives with her filmmaker husband and daughter in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Wednesday 2nd of January 2013
Adam Leipzig has overseen more than 25 movies as a producer, executive, and distributor, including March of the Penguins and Dead Poets Society, and has worked with legendary directors Robert Altman, Peter Yates, and Peter Weir. Most recently, he served as the president of National Geographic Films, and is a former senior vice president at Walt Disney Pictures. Today, Adam trains entrepreneurs, filmmakers, and other members of the creative economy, and also publishes Cultural Weekly, a fast-growing online magazine that explores how our creative culture intersects media, money, technology and entertainment. Adam's new book, Inside Track for Independent Filmmakers: Get Your Movie Made, Get Your Movie Seen, and Turn the Tables on Hollywood, will be published this month.
Laurel Airica took to words like a bird to the skies and began her literary flights of fancy early in her life. Particularly enchanted by rhythm and rhyme, palindromes, puns and other ‘electro-poetic' linguistic phenomena, she announced to her parents with absolute certainty at age three or four, "I bet I now know all the words in the English language." Laurel began writing poetry at the age of seven. Later in life, Laurel was inspired to take everything she'd discovered about letters and words and to turn it into the performance art she now calls, WordMagic: An Enchanted Literary Entertainment. In so doing, she transformed herself into the ‘Metaphysical Mother Goose.'
Wednesday 12th of December 2012
Jodi Delaney is the Founder of Yatra Yoga International (YYI) and VetsYoga. Jodi combined her passions for yoga and travel with YYI, facilitating yoga and wellness retreats in Mexico, Guatemala and Costa Rica. In 2010, she assisted New Mexico's first Veterans Wellness Conference. This experience, along with a visit to the amputee unit at Walter Reed Medical Center, inspired the creation of VetsYoga, as a route for military personnel to explore the benefits of yoga to enhance mental and physical health in the privacy of home.
Debbie Gregory is both the CEO of MilitaryConnection.com and the founder of the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA). She covers all the bases when it comes to serving the needs of Military and Veteran Communities. MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most popular websites on the Internet for active military, veterans and their families, is referred to as The Go to Site for jobs, benefits, news, and information regarding education benefits.
Wednesday 5th of December 2012
Mark Harradine teaches Conscious Leadership to leaders who want to profoundly impact their world for a greater good, by raising consciousness for powerful socio-economic impact for a sustainable future.
Using his unique understanding of human potential and inner development, along with his deep experience as a mental coach for elite athletes, Mark applies himself to the complex systems of the business and political worlds. He views challenges as a puzzle, rather than a problem. Then has fun putting the puzzle together.
Leah Jantzen is a fellow Toginet host of The Leah Jantzen show. Leah is a Sports and Relationships coach. She coaches highly motivated, energetic, enthusiastic, and creative individuals looking to make profound changes in their lives. She EMPOWERS her clients to reach new heights with their inate given abilities and talents. Using sports and sports analogies, Leah dramatically expands her clients’ vision of what’s possible. Her clients live bigger and experience higher levels of personal and professional success.
Wednesday 28th of November 2012
Daniel Chidiac is the Author of "Who Says You Can't? YOU DO: How to unchain your greatness within and take instant charge of your life." He has dedicated his life to finding the answers to "why some people are living an extraordinary life, while others are never really fulfilled?" Through his journey he has modeled the most successful people known to man, traveled overseas to meet with leaders who have the strongest mindset on the planet, interacted with exceptional achievers and coached people from all the around the globe. He has coached celebrity contestants on Dancing With The Stars, Radio show hosts, International DJ's, TV presenters and hosts, Business leaders and so on. Daniel's writing has touched millions of people worldwide and currently inspires thousands of people daily.
Wednesday 21st of November 2012
Gina Ross, MFCC, is founder and president of International Trauma-Healing Institute in the United States and Israel. An internationally respected psychotherapist, she is the co-founder of the Israeli Trauma Center at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem and has specialized in trauma and the understanding and treatment of trauma since 1990. She is trained in cognitive, behavioral, and somatic treatment approaches and is certified in the more innovative techniques of Somatic Experiencing® (SE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Thought Field Therapy (TFT), and Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR). Gina is also the author of many articles and a series of books entitled Beyond the Trauma Vortex Into the Healing Vortex.
As both the CEO of MilitaryConnection.com and the founder of the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA), Debbie Gregory covers all the bases when it comes to serving the needs of Military and Veteran Communities. MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most popular websites on the Internet for active military, veterans and their families, is referred to as The Go to Site for jobs, benefits, news, and information regarding education benefits.
Tuesday 6th of November 2012
Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of 18 published and forthcoming books. Her newest releases are When You Were Older, Don't Let Me Go, Jumpstart the World , When I Found You and Second Hand Heart. She authored the national bestseller, Pay It Forward, which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Kevin Spacey and Helen Hunt, and was chosen by the American Library Association for its Best Books for Young Adults list. She is also the founder and former president (2000-2009) of the Pay It Forward Foundation.
Charley Johnson has a deep passion for Pay It Forward. Believing in Pay It Forward so much so he left his company, career & millions behind to change the world and how people view humanity. He is now the president of the Pay It Forward Foundation and the creator of the Pay It Forward Bracelet, a physical reminder to do good that has been sent to over 1 million people in 108 countries. Charley founded the "PIF Experience," the website responsible for collecting stories from all over the world of people Paying It Forward. He also Founded the "Pay it Forward Hall of Fame" in November of 2011 with the First inductee being Catherine Ryan Hyde, the founder of the Pay It Forward Foundation.
Wednesday 31st of October 2012
Tim Freke is a 'standup philosopher' who makes profound ideas fun and easily accessible. He is an internationally respected authority on world spirituality and is often featured in documentaries on the BBC, the History Channel, and other global media. He is the bestselling author of many groundbreaking books translated into 15 languages, including Lucid Living and The Jesus Mysteries, which was a Daily Telegraph 'Book of the Year'. He runs ‘mystery experience retreats' internationally, in which he guides others directly to a spiritually awakened state.
Wednesday 24th of October 2012
Gotham Chopra is a multi-media voice in the worlds of entertainment, news, spirituality, and pop-culture. Recently he published Walking Wisdom which portrays all the love and licks that go along with being a dad, a dude, a dog-owner, and son of Deepak Chopra.His latest feature documentary, which he has written, directed, and produced, titled, Decoding Deepak, is the first long-form look at Deepak Chopra's life, told by Gotham. It is honest, revealing, and different than what many people expect.
Scott Carlin is a recognized leader in television. With over 30 years experience, he was responsible for original, record-breaking deals for The Sopranos, Sex & the City, Band of Brothers, The Wire, and many other HBO programs. He has held senior positions at top studios including Warner Bros. Television and Lorimar-Telepictures. As a 2007 graduate of the Masters Program in Spiritual Psychology at The University of Santa Monica, Scott is immersed in the emerging area of transformational media. He has just completed producing a feature-length documentary about Deepak Chopra called, "Decoding Deepak" that is directed by Deepak's son, Gotham Chopra.
Wednesday 17th of October 2012
Yariv Lerner is the founder of Udaya Entertainment and producer of purpose-driven cinematic film for yoga, meditation, and wellbeing coaching, with an emphasis on integrated healing arts designed to condition users physically, mentally, and emotionally to achieve greater happiness, life-satisfaction, and wellness. Yariv is trailblazing through his creation of artfully produced training programs, such as The Ultimate Yogi, in partnership with well-known teachers and change agents. He holds a BA Business and Marketing, is a very successful beach volleyball player, and is the founder of the Udaya Retrreat Sanctuary specializing in Yoga.
Wednesday 10th of October 2012
Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and a leading expert in the new field of “science-help.” She is passionate about translating cutting-edge research from psychology, neuroscience, and medicine into practical strategies for health, happiness, and personal success.
Wednesday 3rd of October 2012
Agapi Stassinopoulos is the author of the best-selling book: Unbinding the Heart, where readers embark on an inspiring journey of inner exploration to reconnect with their true selves. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, she entered the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London at age 18. She moved to the United States to do film and television, and later attended the University of the Santa Monica, where she completed her Master's in Psychology. An inspiring speaker, Agapi teaches and empowers both men and women to recognize their individual gifts, claim them, use them to serve humanity, and create the lives they want.
Wednesday 26th of September 2012
Don Joseph Goewey has had a long career in human potential. He's been an executive at Stanford University Medical School and worked closely with two of the pioneers in human potential - Carl Rogers, father of humanistic psychology and Gerald Jampolsky, founder a school of psychology based on attitude.Don has written a book titled Mystic Cool: A proven approach to transcend stress, achieve optimal brain function, and maximize your creative intelligence. His work focuses on helping people transcend catastrophic life events and some of the most stressful situations any of us will ever face. To learn more about Don and his work, visit: http://mysticcool.com
Wednesday 19th of September 2012
Martin Papazian is an actor, writer, and director of feature films. Previously, Martin directed the award winning short film IN THE WIND, about a soldier's return to a Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans. As an actor, Martin burst onto the screen in Universal Picture's, JARHEAD, THE BURNING PLAIN, and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. On the small screen you may have seen him featured in 24, Lie To Me, CSI:NY, and DEXTER, amongst others.
LEAST AMONG SAINTS marks his debut as a feature director and writer. Inspired by true events, the story centers on a man's quest for redemption through his compassion and service to an orphaned boy. The film will be released theatrically September 21st, 2012 in Los Angles, New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C. For more information visit : http://leastamongsaints.com/
Michele Rosenthal inspires trauma survivors to overcome depression, anxiety, and fear so that they may build lives full of freedom, meaning, purpose, and joy. A survivor herself, Michele shares her story as a keynote speaker, post-trauma coach, award-winning blogger, poet, author, radio show host, and founder of www.healmyptsd.com, Michele's trauma recovery memoir, Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future, was released in April 2012. For more information visit: www.YourLifeAfterTrauma.com
Wednesday 12th of September 2012
Austin Vickers is the writer and producer of People v. The State of Illusion, a docudrama based on his work and the science and power of perception and imagination, which was released in the fall of 2011. He is also the founder of The Stepping Up Foundation, a non-profit organization helping people and organizations in need. He is the author of the personal leadership book and program "Stepping Up: to a Life of Vision, Passion and Authentic Power" and is a professional speaker who has educated and entertained audiences from some of America's leading corporations, including Intel, Wells Fargo, Colgate Palmolive, and 3M. On a personal note, Austin is an avid reader, an aspiring musician, and is passionate about physical health, and is a certified yoga instructor.
Wednesday 5th of September 2012
Wayne Hankin is a period instrument specialist who has played 400 different instruments over a 30 year career. Specializing in medieval, renaissance, and baroque periods, Wayne has mastered instruments played only by a small handful of people in the world, including various bagpipes, hornpipes, ﬂutes, whistles, gemshorns, trumps, bone ﬂutes, double reeds, and others. There are also instruments made exclusively for his talents of which he is the sole performer. With over 4000 concerts to his credit and over 300 works composed for period instruments, Wayne has received numerous awards and commissions from ASCAP Awards to The National Endowment of the Arts. His ﬁlm, 7 SOLOS, was awarded best short subject at The World Music and Independent Film Festival in Washington DC. To learn more about Wayne and his work, visit: http://waynehankin.com
Jeffrey Pflaum formerly taught inner-city elementary school children in NY for thirty-four years. During this time, he created a successful education project in social-and-emotional learning called The Contemplation Music Writing Project, where he combines music and writing to develop awareness, creativity, and motivation for extraordinary results. He has written articles for professional newspapers and publications about his original curricula. Jeffrey has recently published an inspirational book about adolescent reading life experiences titled, Motivating Teen and Preteen Readers: How Teachers and Parents Can Lead the Way. To learn more about Jeffrey and his work, visit: www.JeffreyPflaum.com
Wednesday 29th of August 2012
Barry Schwartz has been a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College, in Pennsylvania since receiving his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He has written ten books and more than 100 articles for professional journals. In 2004, Barry published The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less, which was named one of the top business books of the year by both Business Week and Forbes Magazine. He has appeared on dozens of radio shows, including NPR’s Morning Edition, and Talk of the Nation, and has been interviewed on Anderson Cooper 360 (CNN), the Lehrer News Hour (PBS), and CBS Sunday Morning. He has lectured to audiences as large as 5000, among them the British and the Dutch governments. Barry’s most recent book, authored with Kenneth Sharpe, is Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing.
Wednesday 22nd of August 2012
Sallie Culbreth is the founder of Committed to Freedom Ministries, which offers retreats, seminars, and resources for survivors of childhood/adolescent sexual abuse. She has authored several books including Despising the Shame - the story of her own childhood sexual abuse; No Longer Alone (NavPress) - a narrative between abuse survivors and Christ; The Uncaged Project - a self-help workbook for men and women who experienced childhood abuse, and many other resources.
She holds a B.A. in Pastoral Ministries and her M.S. in Counseling Studies. She is an ordained minister, member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), was a national faculty member for Living Free Ministries, and is trained as a Critical Incident Stress Management Counselor.
Wednesday 15th of August 2012
Bonnie Carroll is the president and founder of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the national organization offering comfort and care to anyone grieving the death of someone who died while serving in the Armed Forces.
Ms. Carroll is a Major in the Air Force Reserves. She served for 16 years in the Air National Guard as a Transportation Officer, Logistics Officer, and Executive Officer. In the federal government, Ms. Carroll held presidential appointments in the Reagan and Bush Administrations, including a senior level position as Executive Assistant for Cabinet Affairs.
She met her husband while working in the West Wing for Ronald Reagan, and their love story is captured in the NBC Universal film, "Big Miracle." More information is available at www.taps.org.
Wednesday 8th of August 2012
Sophie Chiche is the founder and curator of lifebyme.com, a website gathering eclectic people who are answering the question, "What is most meaningful to you?"On the site, Nobel Prize winners, media moguls, fishermen, midwives, global leaders, spiritual teachers, artists, and teenagers share their original meaningful words every day. Sophie is also an author, speaker, coach and entrepreneur. She holds Masters in Business, Journalism and Psychology. Visit lifebyme.com for more.
Wednesday 1st of August 2012
Kenneth Cloke is the Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution, where he has served as a mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant and trainer. He has taught at universities throughout California, including USC and UCLA, and is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University's School of Law and Harvard University School of Law, among others. He has provided conflict resolution services around the world and is the President and co-founder of Mediators Beyond Borders. Kenneth received his BA from the University of California, Berkeley and JD from Berkeley's Boalt school of Law, his PhD from UCLA, his LLM from UCLA Law School and completed post-doctoral work at Yale University School of Law. He is a also graduate of the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.
Wednesday 25th of July 2012
Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of InspireMeToday.com, bringing the best inspiration to the world. With members in more than 120 countries, InspireMeToday.com provides free inspiration- each day from a new Inspirational Luminary. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih and hundreds more. According to Mashable, Gail was one of 2009's Top 25 Most Inspirational People on Twitter. Prior to InspireMeToday.com, and after years in the commercial real estate business, Gail spent several years as manager for her recording artist daughter, Carly. Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post and for Care2.org, with her column reaching more than 17,000,000 people daily. She offers mentoring and mastermind services to clients worldwide from her home in Whitefish, Montana.
Wednesday 18th of July 2012
Jerry Yellin, a distinguished veteran of World War II, is the author of "The Resilient Warrior," and co-chair of the David Lynch Foundation's new program, Operation Warrior Wellness, which offers Transcendental Meditation to veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. Jerry is also the author of “Of War and Weddings,” published in 1995, which has been published in English and Japanese.
As both the CEO of MilitaryConnection.com and the founder of the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA), Debbie Gregory covers all the bases when it comes to serving the needs of Military and Veteran Communities. MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most popular websites on the Internet for active military, veterans and their families, is referred to as The Go to Site for jobs, benefits, news, and information regarding education benefits. For more, visit www.MilitaryConnection.com
Wednesday 11th of July 2012
For more than 35 years, Adkins has participated in the education of children of poverty, working in all levels of public education (elementary, middle, high school, central office administration), as well as an elementary school principal. She has also worked at the college level as an adjunct professor. Presently, she contracts as a consultant, presenting workshops to teachers working with children in poverty. She holds a master's degree and a doctorate in Educational Leadership. As the founder of OraMite, a nonprofit organization, Raye uses both her personal and professional experience to provide a golden touch to improve the lives of others. www.Oramite.com
Wednesday 4th of July 2012
Dr. Benjamin La Brot is a native Southern Californian who learned to swim before he could walk. He has worked on sport and commercial fishing boats, on the Floating Marine Science Laboratory vessel, in classrooms across southern California for the Los Angeles County Office of Marine Education, and for Pacific Biomarine Laboratories as a research diver. He also qualified as an EMT, a Handicapped SCUBA Association Dive Buddy, and completed a B.S. in Marine Biology, a B.A. in History, and a Geology Minor from the University of CA, Santa Barbara.
Wednesday 27th of June 2012
An Emmy Award winning composer and writer, Patricia Lee Stotter lends her tremendous talents in TV, film and social media to furthering awareness of PTSD and Veteran reintegration struggles. Stotter first became interested in Veteran issues while working on a theatre testimonial project that discussed suicide rates among Vietnam Veterans. She has since worked to bring awareness to Veteran issues through True Rep, a repertory company that explores trauma and resilience through testimonial theatre and film, and fosters collaboration among actors, writers and humane service organizations. Her recent documentary, Service: When Women Come Marching Home, highlights challenges facing female Veterans as they transition from active duty to civilian life. For more, visit http://servicethefilm.com/index.php.
Wednesday 20th of June 2012
Known as The Sherpa of Happiness, Valerie Rene Sheppard is Founder and CEO of Source Power, a boutique leadership, business strategy and branding consultant agency in Southern California. Through her work as a speaker, author, consultant and host, Valerie shares her diverse business and marketing background with nonprofits, major businesses such as Proctor & Gamble, and the students she instructs as a guest lecturer at the Merage School of Business at the University of California Irvine.
Wednesday 13th of June 2012
The acclaimed author of 1,000 Mitzvahs: How Small Acts of Kindness Can Heal, Inspire and Change Your Life, Linda Cohen writes, speaks and consults around the country on the topics of volunteerism, parenting, mitzvahs and happiness. She serves on the Board of Directors for Willowbrook, a nonprofit summer arts program for children. Originally from the east coast, Cohen resides in Portland, Oregon with her husband, two children and their dog. Visit her at www.1000mitzvahs.com.
Wednesday 6th of June 2012
An internationally renowned speaker on self-awareness and human potential, Amir Zoghi uses his modern age philosophies to teach others how to embody transformation, discover truth, and experience their inner freedom. Amir shares his wisdom through writing, teaching, and speaking platforms, and is critically acclaimed for his ability to deliver a strong, impactful message with simplicity and clarity that resonates with people from all walks of life. Learn more about Amir at www.myintuitivewarrior.com.
Wednesday 30th of May 2012
Noted Austrian filmmaker Alexander Vesely strives to produce films that have depth, meaning and substance. He brings this philosophical approach to the U.S. with his American directorial debut, Viktor & I. Chronicling the life of Alexander's grandfather, Viktor & I gives the viewer complete subjectivity as the film moves from family members to friends and others who were close to Viktor Frankl. Alexander Vesely resides in Vienna and recently opened Noetic Films, Inc., in Southern California. For more information about the film, visit http://www.viktorandimovie.com/
Wednesday 23rd of May 2012
An Olympic Medal winner, five-time world champion, competitive diving legend Greg Louganis has long been celebrated for his spirit of sportsmanship and community service. Greg serves as an advocate for many organizations, including youth's clubs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation groups, and organizations for the dyslexic. Since shedding light on his struggle with HIV in his best-selling autobiography, Breaking the Surface, Greg's inspirational message has reached a whole new audience.
Wednesday 16th of May 2012
As both the CEO of MilitaryConnection.com and the founder of the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA), Debbie Gregory covers all the bases when it comes to serving the needs of Military and Veteran Communities. Named Woman Business Owner of the Year by the National Association of Women Business Owners - Ventura County, Debbie Gregory uses www.MilitaryConnection.com as a platform for doing the work that means most to her: assisting veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families, and a number of nonprofits.
Wednesday 9th of May 2012
Douglas W. Kmiec is an American legal scholar, author, and former U.S. ambassador. He is the Caruso Family Chair and Professor of Constitutional Law at Pepperdine University School of Law. Kmiec came to prominence during the United States presidential election, 2008 when, although a Republican, he endorsed Democrat Barack Obama. In July 2009, he was nominated by President Obama to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Malta.
Wednesday 25th of April 2012
Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener is widely known as the "Indiana Jones of Positive Psychology" because his research on happiness has taken him to such far-flung places as Greenland, India, Kenya and Israel. Dr. Biswas-Diener is a leading authority on strengths, culture, courage, and happiness. He has published dozens of scholarly articles and multiple books, most recently The Courage Quotient. He is managing director of Positive Acorn (www.positiveacorn.com) and lives in Portland, Oregon.
Wednesday 18th of April 2012
Jenn Lim is the CEO and Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, a company she and Tony Hsieh ,CEO of Zappos, co-created to inspire happiness in work, community, and everyday life.
She created the first Culture Book for Zappos - now on its 7th edition .The Culture Book has become a global symbol of how companies can successfully create cultures based on happiness and be profitable at the same time. Jenn also led the launch and management of Tony's first book, Delivering Happiness, which sold over 220,000 copies internationally and hit #1 on numerous bestsellers list (including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today). Today, she's dedicated to growing the social venture of Delivering Happiness to spread and inspire happiness, day by day.
Wednesday 11th of April 2012
As a Filmmaker Ash Adams has written, produced, directed, and co-starred in Once Fallen, After The Past, The Distance, and Peter's Hope, all of which won Adams awards. His newest short is In Mexico, about a returning combat vet suffering from PTSD.
Wednesday 4th of April 2012
Dr. Bill Cloke has over 30 years' experience as a licensed psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist in Los Angeles.
He has continued to branch out into cognitive behavioral, transpersonal, and self-psychology with specializations in anger management, self-esteem, sexual addiction, and relationship counseling. He has also continued to develop his curiosity and interest in what eases emotional pain, creates change, what affects our sense of self and how psychotherapy cures.
Wednesday 28th of March 2012
The sexual abuse she experienced as a child launched her on a journey - a quest to move beyond what was done to her. The surprising destination was a life altering encounter with God... surprising because she wanted nothing to do with him. Her abuser used God in order to use her. In her confusion, she held God responsible for her abuse. Sallie despised church, people, and God. In many ways, her spirit was as damaged as the rest of her. Sallie became dark and overwhelmed - so much so that she thought suicide was the only way to find relief.
Wednesday 21st of March 2012
The concept of Pay it Forward dates back to ancient Greece in 317 BC. The model was used as a key plot element of the play Dyskolos, (a title which can be translated as "The Grouch") by Menander. His work was lost in the Middle Ages and the theory was rediscovered by Benjamin Franklin and described in a letter below to Benjamin Webb dated April 25, 1784.
“I do not pretend to give such a Sum; I only lend it to you. When you [...] meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to discharge the Debt by a like operation, when he shall be able, and shall meet with another opportunity. I hope it may thus go thro' many hands, before it meets with a Knave that will stop its Progress. This is a trick of mine for doing a deal of good with a little money.”
Charley Johnson is an entrepreneur and former Owner/Executive V.P. of a Manufacturing company with over 250 employees has a deep passion for Pay it Forward. Believing in Pay it Forward so much so he left his company, career & millions behind to change the world and how people view humanity.
Wednesday 14th of March 2012
Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa, Arun is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Growing up under the discriminatory apartheid laws of South Africa, he was beaten by “white” South Africans for being too black and “black” South Africans for being too white; so, Arun sought eye-for-an-eye justice. However, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering.
Wednesday 7th of March 2012
Chelo Alvarez-Stehle is a journalist, documentary and new media producer who has worked for over 14 years exposing stories of human trafficking through her creative and outreach work. A Spaniard, she worked in Japan in documentaries for NHK and became Tokyo’s and then Los Angeles’ correspondent for Spain’s El Mundo daily. Her writings on trafficking have been published worldwide. In 1997, Chelo's first published interview on this issue received the publishers’ award, enabling Anu Tamang, a Nepali survivor just rescued from in India, to attend school for the first time in her life. In 2002, the article was turned by Canal+ into TIN GIRLS, a feature documentary film on sex trafficking in the Himalayas, for which she was assistant director, interviewer and consultant. After production of TIN GIRLS, Chelo co-founded the Masala Project, an income-generating spice factory for trafficking survivors in Nepal. Then, in 2011, Tamang received the Hero to End Modern-Day Slavery Award by Hillary Clinton during the official release of the U.S. State Department Human Trafficking Victims Report.
Wednesday 29th of February 2012
Giving service to others is not only good for the recipient, but it is also heartwarming for the giver. When you feel like you are at your lowest point, nothing can lift you up like giving service to others. Our guest this week does just that. He is a regular fixture around Walter Reed and Bethesda hospitals. He is one of the first persons to see the wounded and give them the strength they need in the overwhelming situation they find themselves in. Some have had a limb amputated, while others are suffering from traumatic brain injuries. He is a welcome visitor of the soldiers and gives support to all in need.
Wednesday 22nd of February 2012
Garcia made his directorial debut co-directing The Wayshower (2012) with John-Roger, filmed primarily in Utah, and with major scenes shot on location in Morocco, France, England, Peru and Spain. The Wayshower stars Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts, Peter Stormare and Academy Award nominee Sally Kirkland and Garcia also plays the leading role as 'Jesus'. Garcia worked closely with Academy Award winner Dane Davis (TheMatrix) on the sound design, and was mentored by Academy Award winning Director Stephen Soderbergh throughout the directing and editing process and the result is an independent film with strikingly high production value. The Wayshower won Best Ensemble Cast at the FirstGlance Film Festival in Hollywood, and continues to screen at film festivals in 2011.
Wednesday 15th of February 2012
Dr. Gettis spent two years as a Vietnam era army psychologist in the late 1960's. In the 1970's, he worked for seven years at a large mental health center as the Chief Psychologist. He is a clinical psychologist with graduate degrees from Central Michigan University, Utah State University, and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He has been in private practice since 1974.
Wednesday 8th of February 2012
We are born with gifts. We all possess our own unique qualities, talents, strengths, and weaknesses. Our greatest gift is the gift of knowing. Knowing how to hone in on ourselves and manifest the greatness of who we are and what gifts we were given at birth. It is our birthright to be happy and pursue our dreams and intentions. Our guests this week are two examples of knowing what they were born to do and are living their intentions.
Wednesday 1st of February 2012
The American Dream was founded on the belief that anyone dedicated to thrift and hard work could create opportunities and achieve a better life. Now that dream has been reduced to a hyper quantified desire for fancier clothes, sleeker cars, and larger homes. As our standard of living has climbed over the past forty years, our self-reported "happiness levels" have flat lined. We've somehow lost our way, but it's not too late to find it again.
Wednesday 25th of January 2012
Lisa Steadman is an internationally acclaimed best-selling author, sought after speaker, results coach, creative consultant, and CEO of Woohoo, Inc. A masterful mentor when it comes to Awakening your Woohoo WithinTM, Lisa loves showing woman how to step into their spotlight, stake their claim in the world, and create the life, relationships, and business of their dreams. Lisa is a frequent media contributor, having appeared on The Today Show, The Tyra Banks Show, iVillage Live, The Fran Drescher Show, Playboy Radio, and New Zealand's Good Morning. In 2012, she's leading a year long mission called The Year of You to help women celebrate themselves and stop playing small.
Wednesday 18th of January 2012
This week we explore the depth and width of resilience of the human condition. We will discover how to overcome adversity and stress, and live the happy life we were meant to. Tune in as we learn how deep an individual can reach into their soul and find happiness after a tragic accident or misfortune? Are there limitations of the human spirit and condition, and how far it can it be stretched to create the quality of life one longs for? Our guest this week discusses his journey from being on top of the skiing world, to a heart breaking accident, to arriving high above the world, once again.
Wednesday 11th of January 2012
Charley Johnson: An entrepreneur and former Owner/Executive V.P. of a Manufacturing company with over 250 employees has a deep passion for Pay it Forward. Believing in Pay it Forward so much so he left his company, career & millions behind to change the world and how people view humanity.
He has been a Board member of the Pay it Forward Foundation for the past 4 years and will become President January 1st, 2012. He is the creator of the Pay it Forward Bracelet, a physical reminder to do good that has been sent to over 1 million people in 108 countries.
Wednesday 4th of January 2012
Kenneth Cloke is Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution and a mediator, arbitrator, attorney, coach, consultant, and trainer, specializing in communication, negotiation, and resolving complex multi-party conflicts, as well as designing preventative conflict resolution systems for organizations.
Tuesday 13th of December 2011
Rudy Wietfeldt has personally faced and overcome incredible tragedies: at 18 he was pallbearer for his father, who died suddenly in his 40s; at 25, Rudy had also served as pallbearer for his mother. By the age of 33, Rudy had buried three sons and a daughter. And Rudy has also suffered with what Wikipedia has called "the most painful condition known to medical science," the Cluster Headache. Through all the pain and suffering, the book "The Core of Happiness" was penned by Rudy in the hope that his surviving children and others would ultimately derive benefit from his philosophy of hope that has guided his life. "The Core of Happiness" is the first in a series of books with "a ‘novel' approach to self help." Rudy is currently co-authoring a chronic pain management book with Dr. Barry Mitchell; look for this to be released in 2012.
Wednesday 7th of December 2011
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick are founders of the University of Santa Monica, a small, private graduate school offering master's degree programs in Spiritual Psychology. Most recently, Ron and Mary have released their newest book, Loyalty to Your Soul - The Heart of Spiritual Psychology. Loyalty to your Soul means learning to live life from within the spiritual context of who you are. Which means the YOU that is the spiritual essence of your very being as opposed to who you think you are, which is really all about your ego or personality. The idea is that "We are not human beings who have a Soul, we are Souls having a human experience."
Wednesday 30th of November 2011
Chrissy Carew is a Hall-of-Fame Master Certified personal and business coach, mentor and trainer as well as the author of Insightful Player: Football Pros Lead a Bold Movement of Hope, published in October of 2011 by Morgan James Publishing.
Wednesday 23rd of November 2011
Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks and gratitude. When we give thanks, we are expressing our love and happiness towards others. This week , as we usher in the Holiday Season, I give my thanks to you, through music.
I am very grateful and thankful to the guest musicians this week as they share with us their expressions, creativity and talent, through their love of music.
Wednesday 16th of November 2011
WAYNE HANKIN is a period instrument specialist and has played 400 different instruments over a 30 year career. Specializing in medieval, renaissance and baroque periods, Wayne has mastered instruments played only by a small handful of people in the world including various bagpipes, hornpipes, flutes, whistles, gemshorns, trumps, bone flutes, double reeds and others. There are also instruments made exclusively for his talents of which he is the sole performer.
Wednesday 9th of November 2011
As an architectural designer, cookies and baking were a side note in Tami Cromar’s life. When she wanted a little extra spending money, she’d bake. When she wanted to help her daughters raise funds, she’d bake. When she wanted a quality, memorable gift for her clients, she’d bake.
Over the course of 15 years, it was an accumulation of these incidences, coupled with her disillusionment with the design industry, that brought Cromar to a realization: It was time for cookies to move from the sidelines to the forefront of her life. So she quit her former career.With a vote of confidence from her family, and a $10,00 IRA, she began the process of opening the local bakery, RubySnap.
Wednesday 2nd of November 2011
Dr. Bill Cloke has recently finished a book about relationships and intimacy. The book titled HAPPY TOGETHER: Creating a Lifetime of Connection, Commitment and Intimacy addresses how our inner life affects our ability to connect emotionally with others and creates or soothes conflict, healing and redemption. His interest is devoted to the ultimate challenge of easing pain and helping people to develop better and more satisfying relationships.
Wednesday 26th of October 2011
Dr. Alan Gettis believes wholeheartedly in the power of stories. his therapeutic approach to helping others heal and thrive as a result of his studies of world cultures in general and Zen in particular.
Dr. Gettis spent two years as a Vietnam era army psychologist in the late 1960’s. In the 1970’s, he worked for seven years at a large mental health center as the Chief Psychologist. He is a clinical psychologist and has been in private practice since 1974.
Wednesday 19th of October 2011
Alison Lighthall, RN, BSN, MSN, a former Captain in the US Army Nurse Corps, is an expert in posttraumatic stress, combat stress, military suicide, and mental resilience. While serving with the 7302nd Medical Training Support Battalion, she provided psychosocial training throughout the Midwest to units preparing to deploy and debriefing sessions upon their return. Alison served as the Lead Clinician of Fort Carson's Urgent Psychiatric Care Response Team, providing emergency psychiatric care to their most emotionally wounded. Currently, as a trainer and consultant, she assists with reintegration programs for military and police organizations.
Wednesday 12th of October 2011
Fuzzy Manning is the Founder & CEO of PTS Treatment. He is a recognized international alternative clinician, therapist, and speaker who mends the hearts of female/male military veterans, National Guard, Coast Guard, reservists, and their families who are dealing with the invisible wounds of Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). During the alternative therapy process, it’s impossible to separate Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain and Musculoskeletal Damage, Combat Stress, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Suicidal Thoughts, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from PTS during treatment. You can’t treat one without treating the other. Fuzzy offers a safe and secure environment for people to tell their story and receive the necessary treatment and therapy despite their gender, age, language, or ethnicity. He believes in treating veterans, military personnel, and their family as one-unit. Visit http://ptstreatment.com
Wednesday 5th of October 2011
Barry Fixler has aided numerous wounded Marines and soldiers, to whom his loyalties are obvious, but has also helped people who have had no connections to the military.
Barry has pledged to raise a million dollars for combat-wounded veterans from the proceeds from his book Semper Cool: One Marine’s Fond Memories of Vietnam. Barry is donating all of his royalties from Semper Cool to combat veterans wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You can learn more about Barry’s foundation and monitor the progress of his million dollar goal on his web site: SemperCool.com.
Wednesday 28th of September 2011
Chaney Weiner is a sought after authority on human potential and personal development. He is the founder of the Chaney Institute of Human Potential, an organization dedicated to empowering people worldwide in all seven areas of life (Financial, physical, family, mental, spiritual, vocational, and social) by helping them discover their hidden brilliance and uniqueness based on what is most important to them. Chaney is also a facilitator of the Demartini Method which was developed by Dr. John Demartini.
Wednesday 21st of September 2011
Deva and Miten's music transcends all the usual musical boundaries, with fans including rock icon Cher, who featured one of Deva’s most popular chants, the Gayatri Mantra, on her Farewell Concert Tour; world renowned author and motivational coach Tony Robbins, and even His Holiness The Dalai Lama who, after hearing Deva & Miten sing for a private audience, exclaimed, “Beautiful music, beautiful…!”
Wednesday 14th of September 2011
As both the CEO of MilitaryConnection.com and the founder of the Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA), Debbie Gregory covers all the bases when it comes to serving the needs of Military and Veteran Communities. MilitaryConnection.com, one of the most popular websites on the Internet for active military, veterans and their families, is referred to as The Go To Site for jobs, benefits, news, and information regarding education benefits.
The web site is one of the most comprehensive online directories of military and veteran resources with thousands of pages and something for everyone.
Visit www.militaryconnection.com for more info.
Wednesday 7th of September 2011
Raquel Reyna is an emotional eating specialist and weight loss expert. She has been in the business of weight loss for the last 10 years and has helped hundreds of women find their ideal body weight. She helped launch one of the most successful weight loss franchises in the US. Today sees through her years of experience and personal battles with eating disorders and binge eating as well as severe yo yo dieting that weight loss and health has far less to do with what you eat and more to do with how you think.
Wednesday 31st of August 2011
Every woman, whether she realizes it or not, has a Real Cougar just waiting to be unleashed. Living your life as a smart, sexy, independent woman is the best gift you can give yourself. So get over listening to what other people think you should do and start living the life you deserve.
After leaving a powerful Wall Street career, Linda Franklin made the conscious decision to take back her life. She embarked on a quest to find the answers that would help her relationships, maintain a healthy body, looking fabulous, starting a new career and filling her spiritual reservoir. That journey, as tough as it was, turned out to be a blessing. It re-ignited her passion and allowed her to get excited about "act two" of her life.
Wednesday 24th of August 2011
Chitoka Webb's life and business motto is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" pulling herself up by the bootstraps these humble beginnings brought more success. After developing two health care agencies and a new state-of-the-art barbershop Webb developed Chitoka L.Webb Holdings, Inc. which oversees her professional ventures, and the early development stages of a Foundation which supports her community service projects
Wednesday 17th of August 2011
Suzanne has been consulted many times during her career to assist in missing persons; most often at the request of Search and Rescue and family members. Suzanne’s life has been a kaleidoscope of astonishing experiences that have conspired to bring her finally to a life of seamlessness and fulfillment
For more about Suzanne, visit www.suzannejauchius.com
Wednesday 10th of August 2011
Promoting Health, Joy, Success, and Happiness in order to live life at one's fullest potential, Adonis's mission is to give all his energy in an effort to make a more peaceful, happier, greener and safer planet, being at service to others, coming always from his Higher Self.
Visit Adonis at http://adonisellinas.blogspot.com
Wednesday 3rd of August 2011
Sandra Beck from Military Mom Talk Radio joins Lisa to talk about resources for military and their families. Evelyn Gray spends time with Lisa discussing the benefits of organization, especially for those with ADD, which relieves stress and, thus, satisfaction and freedom.
Wednesday 27th of July 2011
Life Coach, Marla Tabaka is The Million-Dollar Mindset Coach and specializes in coaching women business owners who are ready to embrace their full potential in life and business.
Marla runs a thriving coaching practice and is also a Success Coach for the nationally known organization, Count-Me-In for Women’s Economic Independence. She’s spent years inspiring women business owners to grow their annual revenues to one million dollars and beyond. Life Coach Marla loves to share her success tips so she is also a regular author on the popular blogs, SparkPlugging.com and Inc magazine on line.
Wednesday 20th of July 2011
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick are founders of the University of Santa Monica, a small, private graduate school offering master’s degree programs in Spiritual Psychology. Most recently, Ron and Mary have released their newest book, “Loyalty To Your Soul” – The Heart of Spiritual Psychology. For more information, visit www.loyaltytoyoursour.com
Wednesday 13th of July 2011
don Jose Ruiz with his father don Miguel Ruiz offers a fresh perspective on don Miguel's book, The Four Agreements, in a powerful new agreement for transforming our lives into our personal heaven: the Fifth Agreement. The Fifth Agreement takes us to a deeper level of awareness of the power of the Self, and returns us to the authenticity we were born with.
Wednesday 6th of July 2011
Dr Wu’s first book, Feed Your Face: Younger, Smoother Skin and a Beautiful Body in 28 Delicious Days, was published by St. Martin’s Press in February 2011. It’s a real-world guide to choosing the right foods for smoother, clearer skin—including what to eat at your favorite restaurants and why you should eat pizza and steak and drink red wine.
Wednesday 29th of June 2011
ViewFromThePier.com features a
new image each day, captioned by
an uplifting quotation - a daily dose
of colorful inspiration. It's part-travelogue, part-life lesson, always thought-provoking.
Wednesday 22nd of June 2011
Robert writes non-fiction that applies philosophy, psychoanalysis and literature to the concerns of everyday life. His book is Driving with Plato: The Meaning of Life’s Milestones, which combines the best brains in history for the first time in a smart, witty and accessible journey through life’s ups and downs.
Wednesday 15th of June 2011
Patricia Spadaro is the award-winning author of the book Honor Yourself: The Inner Art of Giving and Receiving and other popular works on personal growth. Her books are available around the world in more than 20 languages. Her new book Honor Yourself explores how to get beyond the myths about giving and receiving that can sabotage your finances, relationships, careers—even your health—to more balanced, authentic living.
Wednesday 8th of June 2011
Sgt Brandi joins Lisa to talk about his newest book The Warrior's Guide to Worlds at War, the Dragon has Awakened.
Sgt. Andy Brandi's mission is simple:
changing and saving lives by helping each and every Warrior understand they’ve walked off the battlefield far stronger than when they walked on, and to then use that strength to overcome the traumas of their experiences. Visit www.sgtbrandi.com
Wednesday 25th of May 2011
Rivers of Recovery delivers direct support to physically and psychologically injured combat veterans through innovative, outdoor-based therapies and pioneering research. They strive to provide participants with therapeutic programs which result in measurable and sustainable improvement. These programs are designed to re-enable and re-energize participants and provide the support and self-confidence necessary to maximize long-term recovery.
Veterans and families from all armed forces and military eras are eligible. For more information about military and combat stress related treatment programs, visit www.riversofrecovery.org.
Wednesday 18th of May 2011
Four Los Angeles based partner companies and organizations have come together to for the Veterans Preservation Corp. Each partner brings a niche value to the new program, offering post combat Vets a full spectrum of opportunity to re-enter the workforce after battling the effects of PTSD. Harvesting Happiness for Heroes, New Directions Veterans residential living center, Heritage Square Museum and Preservation Arts plan to offer homeless Veterans a skill education in the niche industry of reconstructing, rebuilding and preserving historic buildings (such as the Los Angeles Public Library), as their cornerstone of the Veterans Preservation Corp.
Wednesday 11th of May 2011
In addition to being the author of the book, the Humanist Approach to Happiness, she is also the writer and producer of An Introduction to Humanism on DVD. She is the Tampa Humanist and Freethought Examiner for Examiner.com and writes a monthly freelance column about Humanism for the Bradenton Herald newspaper. Finally she writes the Happiness Through Humanism blog and podcast. Visit her at
Wednesday 4th of May 2011
Frank Clayton is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Happiness. He has a thriving private practice in Salt Lake City and teaches a class there called Happiness 101. In the two years he has been teaching the class, he has taught hundreds of people scientifically proven methods to be happier. For more information, visit www.saltlakementalhealth.com
Wednesday 27th of April 2011
Steven Shaps MA, practices mind/body psychotherapy, counseling and coaching and specializes in the practice of anger management, stress management and Somatic psychology. He works with individuals, couples, and families as well as leads groups. Learn more about Steven at www.stevenshaps.com
Wednesday 20th of April 2011
Author Nancy Sherman describes her book: “The Untold War is my best effort at allowing soldiers to open up their hearts and tell their stories. I have listened to those stories with the ear of a philosopher and psychoanalyst, but also with the ear of a daughter, who always felt that she needed to understand more about what her father went through." Find out more about Nancy at www.nancysherman.com
Wednesday 13th of April 2011
Lori Fields is a NYS Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Internet entrepreneur, leader, visionary, health & fitness enthusiast and Founder of the Real Beauty Is Movement. She has dedicated her life to teaching women how to feel good about themselves by tapping into their power, live their life on purpose and defining beauty on their own terms.
Wednesday 6th of April 2011
George is motivated by light bulbs, or light bulb moments, as it turns out. He loves having them himself, but even more so, he loves watching the bulb illuminate over somebody else’s head as a result of a story, analogy, or the simplification of something very complicated which people seem to grasp when he explains it in his own sweet way.
Wednesday 30th of March 2011
Touch-Nology manufactures patent-pending, Connection Kits and Products designed to bring Resiliency, connection, communication and healing to families in challenging situations.
Touch.Nology developed Kits to help Service Members and Military Families build Resiliency before, during and after deployment. The kits contain a number of different types of products—all designed to work together over time. To date, upwards of 170,000 Service Members and Military Families have received Kits and responded with very positive reviews.
For more information, visit www.touch-nology.com
Wednesday 23rd of March 2011
Gail Lynne Goodwin is the founder of InspireMeToday.com, bringing the best inspiration to the world. With members in more than 120 countries, InspireMeToday.com provides free inspiration- each day from a new Inspirational Luminary. Visit www.inspiremetoday.com and be inspired!
Wednesday 16th of March 2011
A leading voice in the art of guiding others to know themselves and create the life they've always envisioned, Lynn offers a powerful, profound and FUN experience of self-discovery and transformation. To learn more, visit www.gameofyou.com or look for the book/game at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
Wednesday 9th of March 2011
Nic makes films. Short, black and white. Far beyond simple. Films that show people stark naked
as they are. Films made with a pace that makes little sense when set against the canter of our modern day lives. In one breath they appear to soothe and in the very next, can challenge to a point far beyond uncomfortable. They’re not for everyone. They are for those who have set out to consciously seek a meaningful life.
Nic’s films have been said to shake the soul. For more information visit www.soulbiographies.com
Wednesday 2nd of March 2011
Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick, founders of the University of Santa Monica, join Lisa to share their views on spiritual psychology and discuss their recent book, Loyalty To Your Soul. For more information, visit www.loyaltytoyoursoul.com
Wednesday 23rd of February 2011
"Soulshaping: A Journey of Self-Creation," is Jeff Brown's autobiography - an inner travelogue of his journey from archetypal male warrior to a more surrendered path.
Wednesday 16th of February 2011
Guest John Rola, founder of Strumming For Vets, joins Lisa to discuss the impact that music therapy has on healing our wounded warriors' bodies, minds, and hearts. With the talents of artists and sponsors, Strumming For Vets organizes concerts, events, and visits to VA hospitals to reach out to those who those who are overcoming many forms of trauma. For more information about John's work and Strumming For Vets, visit www.strummingforvets.org.
Wednesday 9th of February 2011
Lisa welcomes Lou Paget, certified sex educator, author and talk show host, for an exciting and informative conversation, as any conversation with Lou always is! For more information about Lou, her workshops, books, products, and her new talk show on Toginet.com, visit www.loupaget.com
Wednesday 2nd of February 2011
Dr. Bill Cloke joins Lisa for an interesting discussion of relationships, C.U.R.E., and his new book HAPPY TOGETHER: Creating a Lifetime of Connection, Commitment and Intimacy. For more information, visit www.happytogetherbook.com.
Wednesday 26th of January 2011
The G.E.T. I.T. Together program was developed by Master Peter Hill as a practical guide to promoting body/mind knowledge, physical / psychological / emotional power, and creating inner harmony, while resolving conflict and traversing the various worlds/roles that we move through.
Wednesday 19th of January 2011
Sgt. Andy Brandi’s mission is simple: changing and saving lives. By helping each and every Warrior understand they’ve walked off the battlefield far stronger than when they walked on, and to then use that strength to overcome the traumas of their experiences. This allows them not only to understand their feelings about their experiences are normal and to heal, thus preventing them from taking their lives and the lives of others. It also directs them toward life goals that benefit themselves and their loved ones and leads to a more productive and excellent future.
Speaker and author of The Warrior’s Guide to Insanity, Sgt. Brandi says, “Once they understand the savage side of their nature, they are on the road to healing. Sure, there will always be scars, but that’s the price we willingly pay to serve this nation. And I want them to feel comfortable in remembering the war, the loss of true friends and the pain we’ve shared as Brothers and Sisters. Because everything we’ve experienced in Battle makes us stronger, wiser and better human beings when we keep that focus; allowing others to be weaker than we are, and yet to help them to a position of strength that we as Warriors all have.”
For more information, visit http://sgtbrandi.com .
Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on Toginet.com! For more information, visit Lisa’s website, www.harvestinghappiness.com .
Wednesday 12th of January 2011
Lisa chats with Meghan Roth of the Lone Survivor Foundation and with Sue Lynch, yoga instructor and founder of There & Back Again, a program helping combat veterans reintegrate after their service.
Wednesday 5th of January 2011
This week Lisa was joined by Kimberly Trapp of MyThreeThings.org. My Three Things is asking people around the world to name three things they’re willing to forgive themselves for. We all need an outlet; a place where we feel safe enough to let go of guilt and shame. Their website has been most successful with many submissions from around the world. Submissions are to be included in a book being published about forgiveness and releasing judgement.
Wednesday 15th of December 2010
Lisa welcomed Dr. Mark Setton from The Pursuit of Happiness; a group of educators from various universities and high schools, as well as specialists in web design, constructing a multimedia educational platform on the internet focused on the topic of human happiness. For more information, and for upcoming webinars, visit www.pursuit-of-happiness.org
Wednesday 8th of December 2010
Lisa’s guest this week was author and inspirational speaker Michael Chase of the Kindness Center. Michael began The Kindness Center with the vision of creating a more peaceful and kindhearted world. Located in the beautiful state of Maine, he is accomplishing this by inspiring kindness in schools, the workplace, and in everyday life. Through his programs and events, Michael reveals the secrets to true happiness and the incredible benefits of a heart-centerd lifestyle.
Wednesday 1st of December 2010
Patrick Combs, author, speaker and success coach joined Lisa this week. Patrick’s mission is “sharing success – teaching people to make dreams take off”. Additionally, Patrick is a driving force behind the Might Club; a community of artists, renegades, misfits, dreamers and those who think different. For more information visit www.mightclub.org
Wednesday 24th of November 2010
Lisa welcomed Sandra Beck, president of Motherhood Incorporated. As an author, coach, speaker, radio host, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Sandra Beck is as successful as she is busy. The single mother of two has created a virtual empire of successful companies entirely staffed, managed and implemented using a host of virtual assistants and on-line resources.
Sandra is the host of two Radio Shows: Military Mom Talk Radio and Motherhood Talk Radio on Toginet.com. An active contributor and participant in many charities, Sandra Beck strives to make the world a better place for today’s and our future’s children. Near to her heart are Toys for Tots, World of Children and Children Uniting Nations. Sandra Beck was born in a small town outside of Buffalo, New York. She attended Northwestern University and earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and her Master’s Degree in Advertising.
Wednesday 17th of November 2010
Lisa welcomes guests Kelly Wallace and Erin Wholey from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and members of Grateful Nation, a vehicle for giving at BIDMC. Grateful Nation brings together patients, families, friends and staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center of Boston to support compassionate and quality care and groundbreaking research at the Medical Center. Tom DesFosses, cancer survivor and patient at BIDMC, joins the discussion as the founder of A Reason To Ride, an annual bike marathon that has grown since 2008, providing over $88,000 this year for cancer reasearch. For more information, visit www.gratefulnation.org