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Whether you're longing for joy in your life or looking for ways to decrease stress in your holidays and in your life or even new traditions and interesting gift ideas you'll find it here!

Join Sandy Fowler, a mom who has gone from stressed to blessed in her own life, as she shares ideas, thoughts and insights for bringing more joy and meaning into your life. Listen in as she chats with the experts, finding out the tips and tricks you can use in everything you do to plan and enjoy your holidays and every day. 

Your Host - Sandy Fowler

Sandy Fowler is passionate about helping women de-stress their lives. She teaches, blogs, speaks and hosts a radio show all focused on weeding out stress and creating more joy. Using holidays and special celebrations as a springboard Sandy helps women create happiness in their lives every day . She's a wife, mom and business owner whose greatest joy, next to loving her family, is seeing the women she works with find the joy they've been looking for.

April 21, 2014 A Perfect Mother's Day ~ Guest: Doctor G

Mother's Day is a landmine holiday. This is a day set aside to honor and celebrate the person who is usually in charge of making these kinds of plans and who wants and needs to honor and celebrate her own mother, grandmother, or mother-in-law. So what's a mom to do? Should she just kick back and enjoy the day? How can she involve the kids without having to plan it? And what if you're single or money is tight? Tough questions and we'll get real answers from Dr. G. Find out how you can celebrate, enjoy yourself, and still honor those you love.

In addition to this terrific interview we'll share some simple strategies and tips for making every day better and more fulfilling. Plus we'll pop in to Christmas Corner to find out how a little trip to WhoVille can change our holiday and other celebrations too.

Doctor G (Deborah Gilboa, MD) - Family Physician, international speaker, author and mom of four - empowers parents to raise respectful, responsible and resilient kids. Doctor G focuses on practical tools and skills, not just dishing out advice. She's the host of a new television show on WQED Pittsburgh  "iQ SmartParent!" From one minute videos on making your life easier while building kids' character to her downloadable guides(chores at every age, boundaries for tech use and more) Doctor G makes parenting more simple and more effective. Her work empowers parents; as a regular contributor to HuffPost and Your Teen magazine, as seen in Parents magazine and; author of Teach Resilience: Raising Kids Who Can Launch! and Teach Responsibility: Empower Kids with a Great Work Ethic. Find her on Facebook or Twitter!

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April 14, 2014 Adios Allergies ~ Guest: Dr. Susanne Bennett

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Spring has sprung and it's time for some family fun. We'll talk about candy-free Easter fun, ideas for family fun when you don't celebrate Easter, as well as a couple tips for making family life better and easier.

Spring brings many wonderful things but it also brings seasonal allergies. Allergies, whether seasonal or chronic, can be a simple annoyance or a serious problem. Today's guest has experienced the pain and frustration a mother feels when her child's allergies are interfering with their life. Dr. Susanne Bennett has found a way out of the allergy jungle and will be sharing her experience and what she's learned about natural cures.

And in Christmas Corner we're going for broke in our series on creating a holiday you'll love that fits your family's style and budget. We're figuring out what to change and what to leave alone - and it's not what you think.

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Dr. Susanne Bennett is a holistic chiropractic physician specializing in allergies, clinical nutrition, environmental and lifestyle medicine, with an emphasis in pediatric and young adult health care. She is the author of best seller The 7 Day Allergy Makeover, a step-by-step program providing natural solutions to eliminate allergies and restore vibrant health from the inside out.

As a fifth generation Korean natural medicine physician and one of the country's leading natural allergy specialists, Dr. Susanne has been promoting natural health for over twenty-four years. She is the creator of PURIGENEX , a line of anti-aging skin care formulas and founder of the Wellness for Life Center in Santa Monica, California.

Dr. Susanne hosts the "Wellness For Life" radio show and frequently speaks to professional and consumer audiences nationwide. She has been featured in numerous publications and media outlets, including Marie Claire, US Magazine, Woman's World Magazine, OK! Magazine, American Spa Magazine, Fox News, and CBN TV. She is a major contributor for The Natural Child World Magazine and the Huffington Post.

At her Wellness For Life Center, she combines Eastern, Western, and bioenergetic modalities to treat a wide range of patients and illnesses. She is a master at facilitating healing for difficult chronic allergies. Her unique treatment system, developed through over 24 years of clinical experience and advanced study, incorporates natural and functional medicine, subtle immune system modulation and attention to toxic emotional and mental disturbances that can manifest as physical symptoms. Together these approaches enable gentle, safe, profound restoration that is tolerated by even the most sensitive patients, infants, and children.

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April 7, 2014 Power of Receiving ~ Guest: Amanda Owen

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This week on Heart Filled Holidays we'll be increasing our happiness by taking care of ourselves. From sleep to Easter to crafts we have a wealth of information for making every day better.

Amanda Owen is joining us for a look at the power of receiving. We've all heard the adage that it's better to give than to receive but, in order for others to give, someone must receive. And, in order to be our best and do our best, we must be willing to receive. We'll delve into this idea of receiving, learning new concepts and new techniques from the expert. We'll find out the truth about this often overlooked but important part of a happy life.

And in Christmas Corner we'll share more ideas for great gifts kids can make with projects that will keep them occupied during those long summer months coming up.

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Amanda Owen is the author of The Power of Receiving: A Revolutionary Approach to Giving Yourself the Life You Want and Deserve (Tarcher/Penguin, 2011) and Born to Receive: 7 Steps Women Can Take Today to Reclaim Their Half of the Universe (Tarcher/Penguin, March 6, 2014)

With a background in social work and a twenty-five year practice as a counselor and consultant, Amanda has been presenting lectures and workshops since the mid-eighties.

N.Y. Times best-selling author Christiane Northrup, MD calls Amanda's power-of-receiving philosophy "brilliant, elegant, profound, and enormously practical," Maria Shriver calls her work "insightful," and Elaine Shamos, the Director of The Women's Health Resource Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center says "Amanda's presentation skills are outstanding and, most importantly, her message is life-changing."

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March 31, 2014 Money and Marriage ~ Guest: Erika Torres

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Spring is in the air and we're taking advantage of that to talk about Easter preparations. Easter entertaining can be challenging with all of the different activities vying for your attention so we'll walk through some ideas for designing an Easter celebration you'll love - and have time to enjoy. Plus we have a couple fun edible treats; one for the brunch and another for dessert.

Then Erika Torres is joining us for a chat about money and marriage. She's the author of the blog Newlyweds on a Budget where she shares her stories and what she and her husband have learned from their mistakes. Find out some simple ways to grow together as a couple as well as the 5 money habits that can ruin your marriage.

And we'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with a guide for holiday tipping including how to avoid some sticky situations. Plus we have ideas for keeping the kids occupied during the upcoming breaks in ways that will ease your stress and add joy to your Christmas season.

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Erika Torres blogs at, covering everything on marriage and finances. She and her husband have paid off $45,000 of credit card and student loan debt, and are now in the process of saving up for a house. They live in southern California.

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March 24, 2014 Joyful Change ~ Guest: Shannon Kaiser

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We have lots of great ideas in this week's show. We're talking about Easter, sleep, change, decorations, Christmas and more!

With Easter right around the corner we'll have fun exploring some fun, easy, and even tasty ideas for decorating your home and creating a fabulous brunch celebration.

Then we have happiness champion Shannon Kaiser joining us for a chat about change. Change is the one inevitable in life; sometimes dreaded, sometimes anticipated, sometimes creating joy and sometimes despair. Whether you created it or it was thrust upon you, change can be a marvelous thing. Shannon is joining us today to explore that, to find out how to embrace the change in our life and how use it to create more joy and satisfaction.

In Christmas Corner we're continuing our conversation on creating a holiday you'll love. We'll be sharing a strategy for discovering your perfect celebration.

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Shannon Kaiser has been labeled a modern thought leader on the rise by CafeTruth. She is bestselling author of Find Your Happy, an Inspirational Guide to Loving Life to Its Fullest, and a five-time contributing author to Chicken Soup for The Soul. She is an inspirational speaker, international life coach, and founder of the website which was awarded top self help and self growth websites. Her ideas have been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Inside Edition, Huff Post Live, ABC, NBC, and she is an online columnist for Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Yahoo Voices, Examiner, and Healing Lifestyles & Spas.

She normally lives in Portland Oregon with her adventure buddy, her golden retriever, Tucker, but recently move to Hawaii, for the Spring to finish her next book Mental Makeover (Penguin Random House, out in 2015.)

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