The Struggles of the Caregiver, the Search for a Cure: Two Responses to Alzheimer’s with Professor Eitan Okun & Simon McDermott

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Often overlooked Alzheimer's symptoms

⦾ What current research concludes about prevention and cure

⦾ Sound advice for caregivers

⦾ The promise of an Alzheimer’s vaccine

 

Professor Eitan Okun has been a ‘lifer’ at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, having earned his master’s and doctorate in immunology there. His master’s research analyzed how stress can affect a person’s immunity to various diseases. For his doctorate, he concentrated on the immune system – specifically how different nodes in our immune system respond to various threats. While Alzheimer’s is Dr. Okun’s primary focus, he is also conducting studies in other areas. In 2015, he received a grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation to help look for Parkinson’s disease in an MRI.

Simon McDermott is the son of club singer Teddy Mac - 'The Songaminute Man'. In 2013, Ted developed Alzheimer's Disease which made him violent and aggressive. After receiving support from the Alzheimer’s Society, Simon decided to raise money on their behalf, as well as share his Dad’s voice with the world. He recorded videos of his father singing in the car and uploaded them to Facebook. A viral sensation overnight with over 60 million views worldwide, they’ve also raised over 200 thousand dollars.

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How to Blaze a Trail to Your Own Personal Best with John Brenkus & Doug Vermeeren

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Blazing your own trail

⦾ Changing your perception of the inevitable “no”

⦾ Universal pillars of motivation

⦾ Speed bumps – how to deal, recover & move forward

 

John Brenkus has spent the last decade studying and popularizing the unique characteristics of the world’s greatest athletes. A co-founder of BASE Productions, he co-created the groundbreaking series Fight Science for the National Geographic Channel. Best known as the on-air host, co-creator and executive producer of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning show Sport Science. Brenkus has been featured in coverage of The Super Bowl, Monday Night Football, the NBA Finals, Sunday Night Baseball, and The Masters just to name a few. Through Sport Science, Brenkus has appeared before 80 million people annually for the last decade, has won 6 Emmys, and has written a New York Times bestseller The Perfection Point.

Douglas Vermeeren is known as the Modern Day Napoleon Hill through his interviews and research with more than 400 of the world’s top achievers. His program Personal Power Mastery is rated among the top personal development programs on the globe today. He is also well-known for high-powered sales training with his Influence Selling Program and his popular podcasts Learn to Sell or Die! And Personal Power Mastery.

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Digital Dalliances and Interpersonal Civility: Socializing in the 21st Century with Luvvie Ajayi & Professor Russell Golman

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ How the internet can facilitate social change

⦾ The good, bad and downright ugly about socializing on the internet

⦾ The rewards of digital civility and incivility

⦾ Behavioral economics and social norms

 

Luvvie Ajayi, award-winning writer, pop culture critic, is the comedic voice behind the popular blog AwesomelyLuvvie.com, which has caught the attention of likes of Shonda Rhimes and Ava DuVernay for both her ‘Scandal’ recaps and social commentary. Luvvie is also a digital strategist, and noted speaker. Luvvie was born in Nigeria and now lives in Chicago.

Russell Golman is an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Economics and Decision Sciences in the Department of Social & Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Golman combines economics, psychology, and mathematics to develop theories about why people make the choices they make. He is known for his behavioral decision research on the topic of belief-based utility and his behavioral game theory research on the topic of strategic decision making in social interactions. His pioneering, interdisciplinary research has been published in academic journals in economics, psychology, and decision making.

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Clearing the Chaos to “Yes!”: How to Clean Up Your Parenting Style with Dr. Tina Payne Bryson & Julie Morgenstern

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ The true meaning of discipline

⦾ Time management while raising children

⦾ Building a foundation your child will thrive on

⦾ Teaching response rather than reaction

 

Dr. Tina Payne Bryson is co-author (with Dr. Dan Siegel) of The Yes Brain (Random House, 2018), as well as two New York Times bestsellers The Whole-Brain Child, and No-Drama Discipline -- each of which has been translated into over thirty languages. She is a psychotherapist and the Founder/Executive Director of The Center for Connection and Play Strong Institute in Pasadena, California, where she offers parenting consultations and provides therapy to children and adolescents. She's also a mom to three boys.

Julie Morgenstern is an organizing & productivity consultant, New York Times best-selling author of Organizing from the Inside Out and speaker. For over 25 years, Julie has been teaching people all around the world and at all stages of life how to overcome disorganization to achieve their goals. Her mission is to free each individual to make their unique contribution to the world—by helping them design their own systems for managing time and space that feel natural and are easy to maintain. This Inside Out approach to organizing everything gives readers, listeners, and clients the energy and knowledge they need to get (and stay)organized.

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Afflicted and Addicted: Lusting to Feel Good and the Global Public Health Crisis of Substance Abuse with Dr. Daniel Z. Lieberman MD, Mike Long & Travis Lupick

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Dopamine’s role in desire

⦾ The ADD/ADHD connection to addiction

⦾ How one city handles the crisis of substance abuse

⦾  The role of human suffering in addiction

 

Dr. Daniel Z Lieberman is a professor and Vice Chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University. He has provided insight on psychiatric issues for the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, the US Dept of Commerce and the office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and has discussed mental health interviews on CNN, C-Span, and PBS.

 

Michael E. Long is an award-winning speechwriter, screenwriter, and playwright. A popular speaker and educator, Mr. Long has addressed audiences around the world including a keynote at Oxford University.  He teaches writing at Georgetown University where he is a former Director of Writing. Mr. Long pursued undergraduate studies at MurrayState University and graduate studies at Vanderbilt University.  Book: The Molecule of More: How a Single Chemical in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity— And Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race.

 

Travis Lupick is an award-winning journalist based in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He works as a staff reporter for the Georgia Straight newspaper and has also written about drug addiction, harm reduction, and mental health for the Toronto Star and Al Jazeera English, among other outlets. For his reporting on Canada’s opioid crisis, Lupick received the Canadian Association of Journalists’ prestigious Don McGillivray award for best overall investigative report of 2016 and two 2017 Jack Webster awards for excellence in B.C. journalism.

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Challenging Alcoholism: What Science Says and What Real People are Doing to Slay Alcohol Abuse with Dr. Lori Ducharme & Ruari Fairbarns

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Modern alcoholism treatments

⦾ Moving past shame and stigma onto help

⦾ Medically assisted treatment options

⦾ Mind-shifting into an alcohol-free challenge

 

Lori Ducharme, Ph.D., is program director for health services research at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a component of the National Institutes of Health. NIAAA is the world’s largest funder of scientific research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being. Dr. Ducharme manages a portfolio of research grants that aim to improve the quality and effectiveness of alcohol treatment. She was also lead developer of a new online resource called the Alcohol Treatment Navigator, which offers a strategy to help people find alcohol treatment options for themselves or those they care about.

 

Ruari Fairbairns is an Entrepreneur, Senior Oil Broker and Co-Founder of the OYNB Movement. He has helped over 16,000 members in 100 countries transform their lives by taking their science-backed 30, 90 & 365-day alcohol-free challenges to change their mindset around alcohol. Book: The 28-Day Alcohol-Free Challenge: Sleep Better, Lose Weight, Boost Energy, Beat Anxiety by Andy Ramage and Ruari Fairbairns

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Anomalous Worlds: Exploring Parapsychology and Unexplained Psychic Phenomena with Prof. Eztel Cardeña & Rachel Stavis

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Parapsychology

⦾ Unexplained Psychic Phenomena

⦾ Nurturing a child who is connected to spirit

⦾ Releasing entities from human hosts

Professor Etzel Cardeña was born and raised in México, he has advanced degrees from Canada and the US and was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University. He holds the endowed Thorsen Chair in psychology at Lund University in Sweden, one of the top universities in Europe,where he directs the Center for Research on Consciousness and Anomalous Psychology (CERCAP). His areas of research include alterations of consciousness and unusual or anomalous experiences, dissociative processes and acute posttraumatic reactions, the neuroscience of hypnosis and meditation, and the stream of consciousness during waking and altered states. 

Rachel Stavis is a screenwriter for film, television and video games, R.H. Stavis created the backstory for Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and has published four horror novels.  A professional exorcist who pushed her gift for communicating with the spirit world away for many years, fearlessly turned what she once regarded as a curse into a blessing to help those in need. Stavis has cleansed thousands of tormented people, from small children to musicians, politicians, and everyone in between, quietly performing her work in obscurity, until now.

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The Quantum Entanglement of Everything: Where Science and Consciousness Converge with Dr Amit Goswami & Dr Brian C Wilson

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ How Quantum physics addresses the meaning and purpose of life

⦾ The interrelation between science and spirituality

⦾ Suffering that lead one of our leading doctors to spirituality and transformation

⦾ The mind’s power over matter

Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami is a retired full professor from the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics where he served from 1968 to 1997. He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called "science within consciousness," an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect.

Dr. Brian C. Wilson is a professor of American religious history in the Department of Comparative Religion at Western Michigan University. Wilson earned a B.S. in Medical Microbiology from Stanford University. After serving in the Peace Corps in Honduras and the Dominican Republic, went on to earn an M.A. in Hispanic Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and an M.A./Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Our Smartphones, Our Selves: How to Be a Happy Human in the Digital Era with Dr. Ravi Chandra & Amy Blankson

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Social media’s potential to brain hack

⦾ Exercising compassion and finding self-satisfaction

⦾ Being a happy human AND using technology can go hand in hand

⦾ Being a conscious consumer when it comes go apps and gadgets

Ravi Chandra, M.D. is a psychiatrist and author in San Francisco. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and in 2016 was awarded a Proclamation by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for his community and humanitarian work. Facebuddha: Transcendence in the Age of Social Networks is his debut nonfiction work and a 2017 Nautilus Book Award winner. He writes blogs for Psychology Today on psychiatry, spirituality and culture, and for the Center for Asian American Media, on film. He is a published poet, and author of a fox peeks out: poems, and a short book of essays on Asian American Anger.

Amy Blankson has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology. She is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two presidents (President George H. W. Bush and President Bill Clinton) for creating a movement to activate positive culture change. A sought-after speaker and consultant, Amy has now worked with organizations like Google, NASA, the US Army, and the Xprize Foundation to help foster a sense of well-being in the Digital Era. Amy received her BA from Harvard and MBA from Yale School of Management. Most recently, she was a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Amy is the author of two books: The Future of Happiness and an award-winning children’s book called Ripple’s Effect.

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Media Mayhem: Truth, Lies, Perception and the Pursuit of Happiness with Dr. Judee Burgoon, Judge Jeanine Pirro, & David Cay Johnston

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ What truth is and when you know you’re hearing it

⦾ The influence of perception on our ability to recognize facts

⦾ What is cognitive bias?

⦾ Techniques used to alter your perception

Dr. Judee K. Burgoon is Professor of Communication, Family Studies and Human Development at the University of Arizona, USA, where she is Director of Research for the Center for the Management of Information. Previously she served on the faculties of Michigan State University, University of Oklahoma, and University of Florida and was appointed as a Distinguished Scholar at Harvard University. Her latest research award from the Department of Defense will develop Socio-Cultural Attitudinal Networks. She has been identified as the most prolific female scholar in the field of communication in the twentieth century.

Judge Jeanine Pirro is a highly respected District Attorney and County Judge, politician, legal commentator, author, champion of victim’s rights and mother of two. She won a daytime Emmy for her daily syndicated court show “Judge Pirro.” Currently, Pirro hosts Fox News Channel’s “Justice with Judge Jeanine“.  Her notable legal career spans more than 30 years beginning in New York in 1975 when she became an assistant District Attorney in Westchester County and the first female to prosecute a murder case there. Today Pirro is a nationally recognized legal expert providing commentary on television programs as well as covering breaking news.

David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and best-selling author. He has lectured on reporting techniques, tax policy and ethics on every continent except Antarctica. Johnston is known for his skill at explaining complex economic, law-enforcement and tax issues, for which he was awarded a Pulitzer prize in 2001. Long before it was a kitchen table topic, Johnston was documenting America’s growing income inequality and exposing subtle government policies that create wealth and want.

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Invisibly Wounded: New Frontiers in Healing Trauma with Dr. Guy Macpherson, Terriann Walling & George Gerard

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Various types of trauma

⦾ Healing the wounds of trauma

⦾ Reformulation poetry

⦾ Being a trauma worker

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He has spent the last several years studying the impact and treatment of trauma, and early psychosis. In 2014, Guy founded The Trauma Therapist Project with the goals of raising the awareness of trauma and creating an educational and supportive community for new trauma workers. The Trauma Therapist Project has now grown to include The Trauma Therapist | Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world, as well as Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership community specifically dedicated to educating and inspiring trauma workers just starting out on their trauma-informed journey.

Terriann Walling is a founding partner of Purple Fire Publications and a co-author, with writing partner George Gerard, of the newly released book, Permeate and Penetrate: Trauma and Reformulation Poetry. Terriann, who is from Saskatoon, Canada, and George, who is from San Francisco, first met on an online writing forum and started working together on a fictional novel with protagonists that personified aspects of trauma. The collaboration fostered their exploration and theory of Reformulation Poetry.

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Hard Truths and Life Lessons: Hip Memoirs of Extraordinary Experiences with Neil Strauss & Tina Alexis Allen

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Ways family dynamics shape relationship choices

⦾ Benefits of group therapy in addiction recovery

⦾ Life lessons and healing

⦾ Secret dealings of a major religious institution

Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game, Rules of the Game, Emergency, and Everyone Loves You When You’re Dead. He is also the co-author of four other New York Times bestsellers – Kevin Hart’s Life Lessons, Jenna Jameson, Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt, and Marilyn Manson’s The Long Hard Road out of Hell. Strauss lives in Malibu, California.

Tina Alexis Allen is a GLAAD Award-nominated actress, producer, scriptwriter and playwright. Allen is a cast member of the TV series Outsiders (WGN America), and co-starred in the feature films Moving Mountains (2014), Tom's Dilemma (2016), as well as the web-series Looking for Kathleen. Allen is also the co-founder of Gina Raphaela Jewelry’s mission-driven No More Violence collection.

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The Heart of Consciousness: Where Science and Spirituality Converge with Dr. Eben Alexander, Karen Newell, & Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Using your conscious power to chart the course of your life

⦾ Getting in touch with your neutral inner observer

⦾ Emotional health and Optimum health

⦾ Reintegrating life’s stressors to facilitate positive change

Eben Alexander, MD, was an academic neurosurgeon for over 25 years, including 15 years at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School in Boston, with a passionate interest in physics and cosmology. He is the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Proof of Heaven and The Map of Heaven. His third book, co-authored with Karen Newell is Living in a Mindful Universe.

Karen Newell has spent a lifetime seeking wisdom through esoteric teachings and firsthand experience exploring realms of consciousness. She empowers others by demonstrating how to connect to inner guidance, achieve inspiration, improve wellness and develop intuition. She is the co-founder of Sacred Acoustics, and co-author with Dr. Eben Alexander of Living in a Mindful Universe (Rodale, 2017).

Dr. Jacob Israel Liberman is a pioneer in the fields of light, vision and consciousness, and the author of numerous books, including Luminous Life: How the Science of Light Unlocks the Art of Living, Originally trained as an optometrist and vision scientist, his life changed in 1976 after the miraculous healing of his eyesight, leading him to a deeper understanding of light and the science of life. The developer of the first FDA-cleared medical device for vision improvement. His years of clinical research and direct experience have led him to a new philosophy of life that can be implemented by anyone at home, resulting in a profound transformation that is rapid, significant, and permanent.

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Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG): Moving from Tragedy to Triumph with Kristine Carlson & Dr. Erica Miller

Original Air Date Wednesday, September 12, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾  How surviving the holocaust made one woman strong and fearless

⦾ Finding courage to face life’s challenges

⦾ Reaching joy in grief

⦾ Gaining new strength from Post-Traumatic Growth

Kristine Carlson is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and leader in the field of transformation. After collaborating with her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson to create a publishing industry phenomenon with the Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff series— selling more than 25 million copies worldwide — today, Kris is emerging as a profound teacher in the areas that matter most to the human heart: how to heal and how to love. In her forthcoming book, From Heartbreak to Wholeness: The Hero’s Journey to Joy, she offers a process for healing that goes beyond common prescriptions for getting through the pain of heartbreak of all kinds. More here.

Dr. Erica Miller holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has written extensively on various topics of positive psychology. She is the author of Thanks for My Journey, a memoir chronicling, in part, her experience of living in a Nazi holding camp in the Ukraine between the ages of seven and eleven, Don't Tell Me I Can't Do It - Living Audaciously in the Here and Now and her newest book Chronologically Gifted: Aging with Gusto. Dr. Miller is a sought-after clinician and motivational speaker, most recently addressing such topics as overcoming life challenges, the importance of education, aging with gusto, and achieving one's full potential. More here.

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A Discomforted Mind: Demystifying Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) with Lily Bailey & Dr. Elizabeth McIngvale

Original Air Date Wednesday, September 5, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾  What OCD really is

⦾ Helpful CBT and lifestyle routines

⦾ Response Prevention Treatment

⦾ What can trigger OCD

Lily Bailey is a model and writer. She became a journalist in London in 2012, editing a news site and writing features and fashion articles for local publications including the Richmond Magazine and the Kingston Magazine. As a child and teenager, Lily suffered from severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). She kept her illness private, until the widespread misunderstanding of the disorder spurred her on to write her first book Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought. Lily lives in London with her dog, Rocky.  More here.

Elizabeth McIngvale, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. McIngvale’s clinical interest focus on obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, mental health stigma and access to mental health care. Elizabeth is the founder of the Peace of Mind Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also known as OCD. Elizabeth was the first ever national spokesperson for the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and is a licensed therapist in Texas.. More here.

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HHTR Flashback Favorite - Kitchen Wisdom: Exploring Food as Connection, Creation, and Celebration in the Heart of the Home with Kenji Lopez-Alt & Dan Pashman

Original Air Date Wednesday, August 29, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾  Mindfulness and the art of eating alone

⦾ Eating for maximum pleasure

⦾ Favorite food traditions

⦾ Egg-celent advice about the versatile egg

J. Kenji López-Alt is the managing culinary director of SeriousEats.com, author of The Food Lab: Better Cooking Through Science—a New York Times bestseller—and the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food LabHis first book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science is a New York Times Bestseller is available wherever books are sold. At nearly 1,000 pages with over 300 foolproof recipes, it's a grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes, illustrated in full color with thousands of photographs, charts, graphs, and do-at-home experiments.. More here.

Dan Pashman is the James Beard Award-nominated host of WNYC's Sporkful food podcast and Cooking Channel's You're Eating It Wrong, as well as the author of Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious. Dan's also a contributor to NPR, Slate, BuzzFeed, and LA's KCRW. Eat More Better combines Pashman’s award-winning writing with his unparalleled field research, collected over thirty-seven years of eating at least three times a day. It delivers entertaining, fascinating, and practical insights that will satisfy your mind and stomach, and change the way you look at food forever. More here.

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HHTR Flashback Favorite - Launching Kids into Life: Supporting Our Children as They Transition Back to School and Beyond with Jessica Lahey & Julie Lythcott Haims

Original Air Date Wednesday, August 22, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about:

⦾  Breaking free from overparenting

⦾ Extolling resilience over perfection

⦾ Broadening your child’s view of success

⦾ Allowing space and opportunity for failure

Jessica Lahey is an educator, writer, and speaker. She is an Englishand writing teacher, correspondent for the Atlantic, commentator forVermont Public Radio, and writes the “Parent-Teacher Conference” columnfor the New York Times and author of the New York Timesbestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let GoSo Their Children Can Succeed. More here

Julie Lythcott-Haims spent a decade as Dean of Freshmen atStanford University, receiving the Dinkelspiel Award for hercontributions to the undergraduate experience. A mother of two teenagers,she has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting. She holds degrees from Stanford, Harvard Law School, and California College of the Arts, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers Grotto.More here.

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HHTR Flashback Favorite- Love is The Secret Fuel For Enduring Partnerships with Dr. Stan Tatkin & Linda Carroll

Original Air Date Wednesday, August 15, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about:

⦾  Fueling the fire of your enduring relationship

⦾ Psychobiology

⦾ Soul mate- myth or fairy tale?

⦾ Secure Attachments

Dr. Stan Tatkin is a clinician, researcher, teacher and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). He is the author of two highly received books, Wired for Love and the audiobook Your Brain on Love, and co-authored Love and War in Intimate Relationships with Marion Solomon, Ph.D. More here.

Linda Carroll, MS, has worked as a couple’s therapist for over thirty years. She is certified in Transpersonal Psychology, IMAGO therapy, and in the PAIRS psycho-education process. She has studied many modalities of psychological and spiritual work. Linda is the author of Love Cycles, Her Mother’s Daughter, and Remember Who You Are. More here.

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HHTR Flashback Favorite - Beneath the Human Hood: The Brain is a Marvelous Machine with Dr Todd Kashdan and Don J Goewey

Original Air Date Wednesday, August 8, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾  What is wholeness?

⦾ Moving from comfort addiction to resilience

How you can change your brain structure

⦾ Ending stress and moving into calm

Dr. Todd B. Kashdan PhD is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. A world recognized authority on the science of well-being, strengths, relationships, stress, and anxiety he is the author of several best-selling books including The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self - Not Just Your"Good" Self - Drives Success and Fulfillment. His research has been featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times and The Washington Post. More here.

Don Joseph Goewey is managing partner of ProAttitude, a human performance firm with the mission of elevating the experience of work in corporate America. He is the author of three books, including The End of Stress ~ Four Steps to Rewiring Your Brain. Don directed a research team that developed a solution to stress. The model facilitates the defined mindset that generates neuroplasticity, allowing for a change in brain structure from stress and anxiety to sustain a dynamic state of calm. More here.

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HHTR Flashback Favorite- Making a Millennial Living: How the Gig Economy Offers Financial Opportunity with Natalie Sisson & Diane Mulcahy

Original Air Date Wednesday, August 1, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾  Running a successful business from anywhere across the globe

⦾ Connecting without networking

What the “suitcase” life really looks like

⦾ Understanding and thriving in a gig economy

Natalie Sisson is a bestselling author, podcaster, speaker and adventurer who believes everybody has the right to choose freedom in business and adventure in life. Born in New Zealand Natalie’s built her multiple six figure business from her laptop over the last 5 years while living out of her suitcase and showing others how to build a profitable online freedom business. More here.

Diane Mucahy is the author of the book The Gig Economy; The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want. She created and has been teaching an MBA class on the Gig Economy for the past five years at Babson College in Boston. More here.

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HHTR Flashback Favorite: Go Felicitate Yourself: Making Happiness Happen with Michelle Gielan & Rick Hanson

Original Air Date Wednesday, July 25, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾  Conditioning your brain into happiness

⦾ Evolution of the human negativity bias

Seeing your past as a reference point, not a destination

⦾ Creating your own happiness revolution

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. More here

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and ConfdenceBuddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom , Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, and Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine. More here.

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HHTR Flashback Favorite - Bodies in Action: The Strength-Building and Soul-Sustaining Food Choices for Well-Being with Rebecca Scritchfield & Dr. Drew Ramsey

Original Air Date Wednesday, July 17, 2018 

In this week’s episode you will learn about: 

⦾  Food choices and mental health

⦾ Fighting your “thought bully”

⦾ Dietary supplements to help mood

⦾ Finding workable self-care goals

 

 

 

Rebecca Scritchfield MA, RDN, ACSM HFS is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, and certified health and fitness specialist. Through her weight-neutral Body Kindness practice, she helps people create a better life with workable, interesting self-care goals. More here.

Dr. Drew Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health. An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, his clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety. More here.

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HHTR Flashback Favorite - Mental Illness: The Disease That Does Not Discriminate with Jamie Tworkowski & Dr. Adele Ryan McDowell

Original Air Date Wednesday, July 4, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾  Bridging the gap between traditional treatment and real life

⦾ Making peace following suicidal loss

Finding hope and help

⦾ Understanding what leads to suicide

 

Jamie Tworkowski founded To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit group dedicated to helping those who suffer from depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicidal tendencies find hope, support, and love. TWLOHA began as a simple attempt to tell the story of a friend in need of treatment, and soon became an internet phenomenon and global movement. More here.

Adele Ryan McDowell, PhD, is a psychologist, teacher, and writer who likes looking at life through the big view finder. Dr. McDowell specializes in transformational work using psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body medicine), energy medicine as well as cognitive, behavioral, transpersonal, and positive psychologies. More here.

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Constructive Conflict: Effectively Managing Change through Reverent Communication with Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes & Jonathan Robinson

Original Air Date Wednesday, June 27, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Top five things not to do when talking with your partner

⦾ Doubling your relationship love in one minute a day

⦾ Finding the root of conflict and how to resolve it

⦾ Effective communication despite different styles

 

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes is one of the world’s leading management experts and an internationally best-selling author. He has written over 40 books, taught at Columbia University, UCLA and was a visiting professor at Stanford, Tel Aviv, and Hebrew Universities. In 2017 Holmes Report named Dr Adizes as one of the world’s best communicators. More here.

Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of ten books, and a professional speaker from Northern California. He has reached over 250 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages. More here.

 

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Lessons on Longevity: Finding the Fountain of Youth with Dr. Valter Longo and Dr. Mario Martinez

Original Air Date Wednesday, June 20, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾ Programmed longevity and juventology

You are not helplessly sentenced by your genetics

Ageing vs growing old - yes, there's a difference

⦾ Connection between cultural beliefs and our immune system

 

 

Dr Valter Longo is the director of the Longevity Institute at USC in Los Angeles, and of the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM (Molecular Oncology FIRC Institute) in Milan. His studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms and mice and on how they can be translated to humans. Not coincidentally, Longo is from a town in Italy that is home to some of the longest-lived people in the world. More here.

Dr. Mario Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist. He proposes a new science of hope to replace the limitations of the gloom and doom theories of reductionist science. He is the founder of biocognitive science: a new mind-body paradigm that investigates the inherited causes of health and the cultural learning of longevity. Dr. Martinez is considered a world expert on healthy longevity.  He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay and Miami, Florida. More here.

 

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Gut Check: Food for Thought About Your Diet and Health with Adam Brumberg and Dr. Gill Hart

Original Air Date Wednesday, June 13, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾  Food intolerance - symptoms and detection  

What impacts your eating decisions

Gut health-mental health connection

Creating a healthier eating environment 

 

 

 

 Adam Brumberg is a Research Specialist in the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management at Cornell University and the Deputy Director of the Food and Brand Lab. He coordinates academic and industry research conducted by both the Food and Brand Lab and the BEN Center. Adam joined the Food & Brand Lab after a lengthy marketing/sales career in the wine industry. He is currently conducting research on how to adjust to an empty nest, given 2 daughters in college. More here.

Dr Gill Hart BSc (Hons), PhD, Cert Mgmt (Open), FIBMS is an expert Gill’s expertise covers a wide range of topics which include: food intolerance; homocysteine as a risk factor for Alzheimer’s, dementia, heart disease and infertility; biochemistry of satiety appetite and weight loss; liver biochemistry and blood alcohol markers hormone analysis; endocrine testing and pituitary function; nutrition and mental health; gut function, bone markers and diabetes testing; inflammatory markers and vitamin D. More here.

 

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Rebel Rousers and Shift-Stirrers: Why Positive Disruption is the Lemonade of Life with Daniel Burrus and Francesca Gino

Original Air Date Wednesday, June 6, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾  Anticipating instead of reacting 

Principles of rebel leadership

The transformative power of engagement 

Being an opportunity manager

 

 

 

 

 Daniel Burrus is hailed as one of the world's leading futurists on global trends and innovations He has delivered more than 2,800 keynote speeches worldwide and is a strategic adviser who has guided executives from Fortune 500 companies, as well as small and medium-size businesses, to develop paradigm-shifting strategies for capitalizing on enormous untapped opportunities. Burrus practices what he teaches; he's started six companies, four were national leaders in the first year, and five were profitable in year one. More here.

Francesca Gino is the Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. She is the youngest woman to have achieved the rank of full professor at Harvard Business School. She has been honored as one of the world’s Top 40 Business Professors under 40 by Poets & Quants and one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers by Thinkers 50. She received her PhD and MS in Economics and Management from the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Italy, and held postdoctoral positions at both HBS and Carnegie Mellon. More here.

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Peaceful Endings: Making Bold Choices about Life as We Age and Before We Go with Dr. Sam Harrington MD and Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter MD

Original Air Date Wednesday, May 30, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

⦾  Hospice, critical and palliative care medicine 

American health care and the elderly

Dealing with and understanding the diagnosis

What to expect at the end of life

 

 

 

 

 Samuel Harrington, MD,  a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Wisconsin Medical School, concentrated his practice at Sibley Memorial Hospital.  His work as Sibley's patient safety officer representative to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees and his service on the board of a nonprofit hospice in Washington D.C. informed his passion for helping aged patients make appropriate end-of-life decisions. More here.

Jessica Nutik Zitter, M.D., MPH, is an expert on the medical experience of death and dying. She attended Stanford University and Case Western Reserve Medical School, and completed her residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Double-boarded in the two specialties of pulmonary/critical care medicine and palliative care medicine, she writes for The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Pacific Standard, The Atlantic, and Journal of Palliative Medicine, and is featured in Extremis, an award-winning documentary about end-of-life decision-making in an ICU. More here.

 

 

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Matchmaker Matchmaker Make Me a Match: Tales of Love and Romance with Cristina Pineda and Penrose Halson

Original Air Date Wednesday, May 23, 2018 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Matchmaker secrets to finding love

Maintaining your soul while finding your soulmate

When to call it quits

True love connection and failure stories

 

 

 

 

 

Cristina Pineda is Co-Founder and Executive Matchmaker at Matchmakers In The City. After studying at Oxford University, Conti achieved her Master's degree.  A Matchmaking Institute Certified Matchmaker and member of the Board of Advisors for the Dating Experts Bureau, Cristina has worked with thousands of clients. Cristina was introduced to her husband by her sister and co-founder, Alessandra, got married herself in April 2017, and is enjoying life as a newly-wed! More here.

Penrose Halson was 25 and still unmarried, her mother sent her to the Katharine Allen Marriage & Advice Bureau.  Twenty years later, after a career in teaching, writing and editing, she and her management consultant husband Bill took over that same Bureau. They additionally acquired The Marriage Bureau, which had been set up in 1939 by two 24-year-olds.  As Bill had predicted, matchmaking suited Penrose down to the ground, and they remain happily in touch with many former clients who visit them in London.

       

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Appearances DO Matter: Good Design Does a Body and Soul Good with India Hicks, Pamela Pekerman and Sally Augustin PhD

Original Air Date Wednesday, May 16, 2018

                                                                          In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Lifestyle branding

Female entrepreneurship

The science of color

Creating your own style

 

 

 

 

 

 India Hicks was born in England to famed decorator David Hicks and Lady Pamela Hicks. Her grandfather, Lord Mountbatten, was the last Viceroy to India, granting their independence in 1947.  She was a bridesmaid at the wedding of her Godfather, Prince Charles, to Lady Diana. India lives with her partner, David Flint Wood, and their five children on Harbour Island, in the Bahamas. More here.

Pamela Pekerman is a Lifestyle Expert and Editor of PamelaPekerman.com. This busy mom of two toddlers loves to share time-saving beauty and style tips and empowering lifestyle changes with her audience. Pamela is hosting a new digital show with Parents Magazine called MOMMY MOMENTS showing all moms have shared mommy moments. More here.

Sally Augustin, PhD is a practicing environmental/design psychologist and a principal at Design With Science. She has extensive experience integrating science-based insights to develop recommendations for the design of places, objects, and services that support desired cognitive, emotional, and physical experiences. Her clients include individuals, manufacturers, service providers, and design firms in North America, Europe, and Asia. More here.

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Finding Your Flow: Why Wanderlust and Wonder Creates Happiness with Jon Levy and Mike Rucker PhD

Original Air Date Wednesday, May 9, 2018

                                                                          In this week's episode you will learn about: 

The one drink hypothesis

Fun's relationship to happiness

Why peak experiences are so important

The science of adventure

 

 

 

 

Jon Levy is a behavioral scientist, consultant, writer and keynote speaker best known for his work in the fields of Influence and Social Experience. He has worked with countless brands and companies to support their efforts in consumer engagement, customer acquisition, and product development, by applying the latest behavioral research ranging from neuroscience and psychology to economics and biology. More here

 Dr. Mike Rucker’s two-decade career includes two C-level tenures and a portfolio of industry accolades for various enterprise level achievements. Last year Mike received his Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. He is a charter member of the International Positive Psychology Association, as well as a member of the American Psychological Association and is accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine and a peer-reviewed author. More here

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Changing the World: Millennials Making a Difference with Zak Dychtwald, Vivi Tomasi and Fiona Rene

Original Air Date Wednesday, May 2, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Distinct differences between "New China" and "Old China"

 ⦾ Why millennials are motivated to work harder and be better 

Social media influencers - what they are and why they matter

Millennial attitudes on social consciousness and speaking up & out

 

 

 

 Zak Dychtwald is a world-traveler, writer, consultant, and public speaker. A lifelong fan of interesting people, big ideas, great food, science fiction and religious meaning, he has traveled extensively throughout five continents to explore what makes people and cultures tick. More here.

Vivi Tomasi was born in Brazil , grew up in Ecuador and  later on went to film school at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film & Media Arts. Since graduating with a dual degree in Television & Broadcast Journalism and PR & Advertising she has been working as a producer and host for a variety of  tv programs. She currently produces and co-hosts an all-girl talk show, "Get It, Girl!". More here.

After many years of working internationally, FIONA RENE moved from London to LA and is honored to be working with the CTG.  She is one of three Co-Hosts of GET IT GIRL, a national broadcast Talk Show focusing on Female Empowerment and Self Growth.  Alongside acting, Fiona directs Immersive Theatre and is a VoiceOver Artist on Networks like FREEFORM. More here.

 

 

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Financial Fitness: Money Management and Investment Strategies for a Secure Retirement with Danielle Town and Julie Jason

Original Air Date Wednesday, April 25, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Financial Fitness through education and financial literacy

Taking the first step and moving past your resistance  

Avoiding financial scams and shams

Hiring a financial advisor 

 

Danielle Town is a corporate attorney with degrees in religion from Wellesley and Oxford, and law from NYU and the University of Colorado. After pushing her dad, Phil Town, to collaborate with her on their podcast, InvestED: The Rule #1 Podcast, so she could learn about investing in an interactive way alongside fans, she feels the fog has been cleared and she can make her own financial and investing decisions. Talking about investing with her dad empowered her to invest on her own, clearing the way for her to live a happier, richer life. More here.

JULIE JASON, JD, LLM, started out on Wall Street as an attorney, developing her views on financial services in the trenches. Twenty-five years ago, Jason founded her own Investment Counsel firm—Jackson, Grant, Investment Advisers, Inc. of Stamford, CT, a fiduciary boutique—where her team manages personal portfolios for high net worth families. Through her award-winning weekly investor education column (syndicated by King Features), Jason troubleshoots financial problems for a broad audience of readers of every financial means. More here.

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Mindful Magic: Meditation and the Maharishi with Dr Danny Penman and Dr Susan Shumsky

Original Air Date Wednesday, April 18, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Mindfulness - what it is and isn't

What it's like to experience transcendental consciousness 

Maharishi's celebrity relationships 

Meditation for beginners 

 

 

Dr Danny Penman is a qualified meditation teacher and an award winning writer and journalist. He 
is co-author of the million-selling 'Mindfulness: An Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World'. His books have been translated into more than 30 languages. His journalism has appeared in the Daily Mail, New Scientist, The Guardian, CNN and the BBC. He trained to teach mindfulness with the acclaimed Breathworks. More here.

Dr. Susan Shumsky has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their lives in highly effective, powerful, positive ways. She is the best-selling author of 14 books A pioneer in the human potential field, she has spent 50 years teaching thousands of people meditation, prayer, affirmation, and intuition. For 22 years, her mentor was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who was guru of the Beatles and guru of Deepak Chopra. More here.

 

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Practical Spirituality: Lights, Camera, Have Your “Aha!” Moment with Agapi Stassinopoulos and Ken Baker

Original Air Date Wednesday, April 11, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Shifting from worry to joy

Practical Spirituality

Learning self-care 

Creating your own support tribe 

 

 

 

 

Agapi Stassinopoulos is a best-selling author and speaker who inspires audiences around the world. In her previous book, Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, and Unconditional Love, she shares the wisdom from her life’s adventures and experiences. In her new book, Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life, she takes readers on a journey and inspires them to let go of what doesn’t work and instead create the lives they really want. More here

Ken Baker is an award-winning author and journalist currently serving as senior correspondent for E! News and E! Online. His memoir, Man Made: A Memoir of My Body, was released as a major motion picture titled The Late Bloomer. More here

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Rest, Sleep and Restore Yourself to Better Health with Dr. Elliott Alpher & Dr Sandra Dalton Smith

Original Air Date Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

The link between poor sleep and depression

Why sleep differs from rest and how to use both to restore your energy

How your sleep habits affect your partner

Natural vs OTC & Pharmaceutical sleep aids 

Dr. Elliott Alpher is a dental surgery graduate of Georgetown University Dental School with post graduate work in Oral Pathology and Periodontics at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is an associate clinical professor of oral surgery at George Washington University Medical Center and is on.  staff at the National Rehabilitation Hospital, Prince George’s Medical Center and Providence Hospital. He is the founder of The Alpher Center in Washington, D.C. where he helps patients recover from sleep disorders, jaw pain and helps them thrive. Dr. Alpher and his wife, Lee, live in Maryland with their Standard Poodle, Max, who is really in charge. More here

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an author, speaker, and board-certified physician. She has an active medical practice in Alabama (near the Birmingham area). She received her B.S. in Biochemistry at the University of Georgia, and graduated with honors from Meharry Medical College in Nashville. She has been an adjunct faculty member at Baker College and Davenport University in Michigan teaching courses on health, nutrition, and disease progression. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and a top 100 medical expert in Good Housekeeping Doctors’ Secrets. More here.

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Modern Mind Hacking: We Are What We Consume with Dr Robert Lustig and Moran Cerf PhD

Original Air Date Wednesday, March 28, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Consumer behavior

⦾ Modern Mind Hacking

Sugar addiction 

Managing your reward system 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Robert Lustig is Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lustig has become a leading pubic health authority on the impact sugar has on fueling the diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome epidemics, and on addressing changes in the food environment to reverse these chronic diseases. More here

Moran Cerf is a professor of neuroscience and business at the Kellogg School of Management.. Additionally, he is the Alfred P. Sloan screenwriting Professor at the American Film Institute. Prior to his academic career, professor Cerf worked as a hacker for nearly a decade, breaking into leading financial and government institutes to test and improve their security. More here

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The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health

Original Air Date Wednesday, March 21, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Creating and maintaining internal wellness

⦾ Finding a diet that is optimal for biome & brain

Scientific evidence proving the importance of the gut microbiome

Selecting supplements for optimal health 

 

Dr Erika Ebble Angle is the CEO and co-founder of Ixcela, a Biotechnology start-up company aimed at developing tests and personalized dietary and lifestyle interventions to improve gut microbiome efficacy and health.  She holds a PhD in biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine.  She is a member of the MIT visiting committee for the Dean of Undergraduate Education and part of the advisory council for the Dean for the School of Engineering at MIT. More here.

Dr. Emeran Mayer received is MD/PhD degree from the Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich, Germany, did his residency at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, and his GI fellowship training at the UCLA/VA Wadsworth Training Program. Dr. Mayer has a career long interest in clinical and research aspects of brain body interactions, with a longstanding focus on brain gut interactions in health and disease. More here.

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Demystifying and Dialoguing About Alzheimer's and other Dementias with Dr Gayatri Devi and Dan Perkins

Original Air Date Wednesday, March 14, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Helping your child understand what's really going on

Remembering the person behind the disease

Physical and mental exercises to stave off Alzheimer's

What happens to children when parents become caregivers for their parents

GAYATRI DEVI, MD, MS, FACP, FAAN, is an attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital /Northwell Health and a Clinical Professor of Neurology at Downstate Medical Center. She is a board certified neurologist, with additional board certifications in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Neurology, and she served on the faculty of New York University’s School of Medicine as Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry until 2015. More here

Dan Perkins has led a multi-faceted life. A veteran of the armed forces, he has spent more than 40 years in money management. Several years ago he began writing and has published four novels, two children’s books and doesn’t show any signs of stopping there. More here

 

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Pop Culture Psych 101: Using the Silver Screen as a Vehicle for Self-Discovery with Travis Langley PhD and Lisa Bahar MFT

Original Air Date Wednesday, March 7, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Using pop culture in psychology

 Cinema therapy

 Free will vs actions determined by influence

 Using a connection to a film character to break down emotional walls

 

 

 

Travis Langley, PhD, editor of The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead, and Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind is a psychology professor who teaches course on crime, media, and mental illness at Henderson State University. He speaks regularly on media and heroism at universities, conferences, and popular culture conventions including San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con, and Wizard World conventions throughout the world. More here.

Lisa Bahar is a licensed psychotherapist located in Newport Beach and Laguna Niguel, California. Lisa is known as a creative therapist particularly with her use of Cinema-Therapy, a collaborative tool of using film stories as symbolic metaphors of problems and challenges clients may be facing. More here.

 

 

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Pussyhats and Other Symbols of Strength: Achieving and Maintaining Sexual and Civic Power with Krista Suh and Dr Jeanine Staples

Original Air Date Wednesday, February 28, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 The fragmented self and how to restore your inner life

 Pussyhats and modern feminism

 The role of emotional literacy in civic power

Shifting, stirring and creating change

 

 

Krista Suh is a feminist, artist, Hollywood screenwriter, and creator of The Pussyhat Project. She's based in Los Angeles and is author of the recently released book, DIY Rules for a WTF World. She wants to make the world a safer place for women and to help everyone validate their own creativity, femininity, and intuition. More here.

Jeanine Staples is Associate Professor of Literacy and Language, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. She focuses on dismantling supremacist patriarchies through research, teaching, and coaching. As a sociocultural literacist, Dr. Staples works to understand personal and public voices and stories to solve personal and public problems. More here

 

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Listener Favorite Returns: Developing Discernment: Uncovering Misinformation and Lies in Government and Media with Ed Brodow and Gene Stone

Original Air Date Wednesday, February 21, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Recognizing media spin

 Supporting freedom of speech without political correctness

 Making a difference by getting involved in local politics

 Communicating effectively with  elected officials

 

Ed Brodow is an internationally renowned expert on the art of negotiation. Ed is the creator of Negotiation Boot Camp®, widely recognized as the number one customized negotiating skills seminar in the United States.  Making deals ever since he was a kid in Brooklyn, Ed has negotiated everything from simple sales transactions to complex multi-million dollar agreements. More here

Gene Stone graduated from Stanford University and received his masters in English Literature from Harvard Unviersity. He then joined the Peace Corps, and spent two years in the Republic of Niger in West Africa. Returning to his home state of New York, he became an editor at Harcourt Brace, where he edited a wide range of books. In 1988 Gene began a career as a writer and ghost writer, and has written or co-written over thirty books with a diverse group of people including Stephen Hawking and others. More here.

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A Valentine’s Day Special: Living in Love, Being in Love, Making Love with Dr James and Suzann Pawelski and Dr Saida Désilets

Original Air Date Wednesday, February 14, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Living in love - Aristotelian style

 Sexual sovereignty

 Gratitude's role in a relationship

 Using positive psychology to create happiness together

James Pawelski, Ph.D., is Professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where he co-founded the world's first Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Martin Seligman.   Suzann Pileggi Pawelski has a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a freelance writer and well-being consultant specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on health and relationships. Suzie blogs for Psychology Today and writes the "Science of Well-being" column for Live Happy, where she is also a contributing editor. More here

Saida Désilets, Ph.D is an international advocate for conscious, integrated sexuality through the understanding of our Erotic Genius. After two decades of dedicated, embodied professional practice, Saida is as the visionary spokesperson for the sexual sovereignty movement. After two decades of work with women on their sexuality and sensuality, a PhD, two books--plus one more on the way, and the development of a proven psycho-sexual method that is now being used in female medicine. More here

 

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Faithful, Healthy, and Wise: Get Well and Get Smart Being a Spiritual Being with Jeff Anderson Md, PhD and Dr Anna Yusim

Original Air Date Wednesday, February 7, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Changes in brain activity when feeling spiritually moved

 Reconciling the dichotomy between medicine and spiritual beliefs

 Using psychology and spirituality to get well

 What cross-cultural neurobiological studies show about religious behavior

 

Dr Jeffrey Anderson MD, PhD, board certified in Neuroradiology and Diagnostic Radiology directs the fMRI Neurosurgical Mapping Service and is Principal Investigator for the Utah Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory. Dr. Anderson’s lab studies brain networks using functional imaging techniques such as fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and magnetoencephalography. Dr. Anderson also has particular interest in autism, multiple sclerosis, vision research, and dementia. More here

Dr. Anna Yusim completed her undergraduate education at Stanford University, where she studied Biology & Philosophy. She attended Yale Medical School & the NYU Residency Training Program in Psychiatry. She has traveled, lived and worked in over 50 countries and presented at numerous national and international medical conferences. Dr. Yusim has published over 60 academic articles, book chapters, scientific abstracts and book reviews on various topics in psychiatry. More here

 

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Hey, Mom! Burned Out? How to Recharge and Fall Back in Love with Your Life with Lisa Druxman and Tammy Halton Pardee

Original Air Date Wednesday, January 31, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Falling back in love with motherhood

 Creating the right environment

 Letting go of built up stressors to yield positive change

 Balancing motherhood, work and life's curves

 

 

Lisa Druxman is a mom on a mission. A respected speaker and author, Druxman earned her Master's degree at San Diego State University in psychology with an emphasis in exercise adherence and weight control. She created the weight management program, L.E.A.N. Mommy® (Learn Eating Awareness and Nutrition). More here

Tami Halton Pardee is the CEO and principal broker of Halton Pardee + Partners, the leading residential real estate firm in Southern California.Tami received her undergraduate degree from Boston University and her MBA from Loyola Marymount University and spent several years working in the corporate world before creating a business that integrated into the community. She resides in West Los Angeles with her 4 children. More here.

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Every Day Is Earth Day: Planning a Future of Sustainable Energy with Dr Michael Mann & Rebecca Otto

Original Air Date Wednesday, January 24, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Minnesota Powered Plan

 Climate change basics

 How local and state government can positively affect environmental change

 Future of sustainable energy 

 

 

Dr. Michael E. Mann is Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). Dr. Mann received his undergraduate degrees in Physics and Applied Math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. degree in Physics from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics from Yale University. His research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth's climate system. More here

Rebecca Otto is the 18th State Auditor of Minnesota and a past president of the National State Auditors Association. She lives in a clean energy home that she and her husband designed and built with their own hands 23 years ago, to not contribute to global warming for the sake of their infant son. Now, Rebecca is running for Governor of Minnesota, and has released the most aggressive clean energy plan in America, which has been endorsed by climate scientists, climate activist Bill McKibben, and even a prominent Republican as a model all states could follow.More here

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Healthful Transitions: Moving Towards Emotional and Physical Fitness with Dr William Pullen and Christmas Abbott

Original Air Date Wednesday, January 17, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Keys to developing emotional and physical fitness

 Creating your legacy

 Learning to move mindfully

Reconnecting with buried feelings as you exercise

 

 

 

Dr William Pullen is a psychotherapist registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). He practices Integrative therapy and specializes in the treatment of depression, anxiety, problems of self-esteem and confidence, and substance abuse. He has been featured in publications such as Vogue, The New York Times, and GQ.  More here.

Christmas Abbott is not just your average fitness enthusiast. Not always the productive and holistically well-rounded role model, her foray into young adulthood was “a mess”—physically and emotionally—with an unhealthy lifestyle habits and choices from regular drinking, smoking and drug use, and frequent runs to fast food chains.  After a transformative year in Iraq, Christmas made a change that would launch her career and branded empire, inspiring thousands of men and women around the world to do the same. More here

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Surprise! Humility and Heart Wins in the Workplace with Todd Davis and Sheila Heen

Original Air Date Wednesday, January 10, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Leading with humility and heart in the workplace and beyond

 Dismantling your own distortions

 Understanding the quality of relationships and how to evaluate them

Triggers that block feedback

 

 

Todd Davis has over 30 years of experience in human resources, talent development, executive recruiting, sales, and marketing. He has been with FranklinCovey for over 20 years, and currently serves as chief people officer and executive vice president. He is responsible for FranklinCovey’s global talent development in over 40 offices in 160 countries. As the former director of FranklinCovey’s Innovations Group, Todd led the development of many of FranklinCovey’s core offerings containing the company’s world-renowned content, and he continues to contribute to the development of new offerings. More here

Born in Iowa and raised in Nebraska, Sheila Heen is a Founder of Triad Consulting Group and a Lecturer at Harvard Law School. She has spent the past twenty years with the Harvard Negotiation project developing negotiation theory and practice, specializing in bringing resolution to difficult negotiations where emotions and relationships strained. Author of two books, “Difficult Conversations” and “Thanks for the Feedback”, Sheila lives with her husband who teaches negotiation at MIT. Both schooled regularly in negotiation by their three kids, ages 7, 11, and 14. More here

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Backstage and in the Spotlight, Living the Dream in the Performance Arts with Normand Latourelle, Fiona Hawkins & Jeff Oster

Original Air Date Wednesday, January 3, 2018

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Reinventing the performance arts

 Successful solo artists working together as a cohesive group

 Showcasing the elegant, playful relationship between man and horse

Setting the Flow theory to music

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What's in Store for 2018? Follow Your Stars with Chris Flisher and Larry Schwimmer

Original Air Date Wednesday, December 27, 2017 

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Following your stars: using your chart as a personal how to manual

 Mercury retrograde - what it is and how to use to you advantage 

 12 zodiac houses and how their meaning applies to you

What to expect from a professional astrology reading

 

 

 

Chris Flisher is a professional astrologer with a working practice of forty years of clients. Chris uses the information contained in each person's birth (date/place/time) to reveal their true purpose. Astrology provides an amazingly accurate glimpse of the individual's assets and liabilities. With this information, clients can work to their highest potential when the timing is absolutely correct. More here

Larry Schwimmer is a San Francisco-based astrologer. His astrology readings explain what is happening in your life now and what events will happen in your future. He helps people pick the "best dates" to make successful decisions of all types: personal, career and financial.  For the past 6 years, Larry has been the featured astrology columnist for THE HUFFINGTON POST and is the author of the best-selling book: "What the Hell Is Going On in My Life?" More here

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How Secrets and Shame Make All of Us Sick: Spotlight on Mental Illness with Dr Patrick Corrigan and David Liete

Original Air Date Wednesday, December 20, 2017 

Secrets and ShameIn this week's episode you will learn about:

 Secrets and shame associated with mental illness

 How the early onset of manic depression felt for one man

Coming out with sexual identity and mental illness

Research proven stigma reduction strategies

 

Patrick Corrigan is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Currently, he is principal investigator of the National Consortium for Stigma and Empowerment, a collaboration of investigators and advocates from more than a dozen institutions. Patrick serves as editor emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and editor of a new journal published by the American Psychological Association, Stigma and Health. More here

David Leite founded Leite’s Culinaria in 1999, long before blogs came into being. In 2006, he and former food editor, Linda Avery, had the distinction of being the first winners ever of a James Beard Award for a website, a feat they repeated in 2007. David is also a regular correspondent and guest host on NPR’s “The Splendid Table.” He splits his time between Connecticut and New York, but will travel anywhere for a good meal. More here

 

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Choosing Joy, Choosing Love with Doug Abrams and Scott Stabile

Original Air Date Wednesday, December 13, 2017 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Choosing to find joy and love during these uncertain times

 Spreading love despite enduring tragedy

Why joy is a state of being more so than an emotion

Healing wounds through honesty and truth 

 

Douglas Abrams is an author, editor, and literary agent. He is the founder and president of Idea Architects, a creative book and media agency helping visionaries to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. He is also the co-founder with Pam Omidyar and Desmond Tutu of HumanJourney.com, a public benefit company working to share life-changing and world-changing ideas. More here.

Scott Stabile is the author of Big Love. His inspirational posts and videos have attracted a huge and devoted social media following, including over 350K Facebook fans and counting. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post, he lives in Michigan and conducts personal empowerment workshops around the world. More here.

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Earn Globally Learn Locally, : New Partnerships, Greater Innovations in the New Economy with Helena Norberg-Hodge and Jonathan Starr

Original Air Date Wednesday, December 6, 2017 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Creating and maintaining a successful school system in the US

 Turning an abstract vision into reality

Using tools as individuals to resist corporate power

Connecting the dots to see beyond single issues and view global issues clearly

 

Author and filmmaker Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of Local Futures, an NGO dedicated to the renewal of community, ecological health, and local economies worldwide. Helena has been promoting an economics of personal, social and ecological well-being for more than thirty years. She is the producer and co-director of the award-winning documentary 'The Economics of Happiness', and the author of 'Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh'. She has given public lectures in seven languages, and has appeared in broadcast, print, and online media worldwide, including MSNBC, The London Times, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Guardian. More here.

JONATHAN STARR founded and led the private investment firm Flagg Street Capital, worked as an Analyst at SAB Capital and Blavin & Company and as a research associate within the Taxable Bond Division at Fidelity Investments, and sat on the board of a publicly traded company. With a half-million-dollar donation from his personal finances, Starr created the Abaarso School in 2009. His work in Somaliland has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN, and The Christian Science Monitor. More here.

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Moving from Chaos to Clarity: Un-effing yourself to get over it and on with it! with Gary John Bishop & Christine Hassler

Original Air Date Wednesday, November 29, 2017 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Un-effing yourself to get over it and on with it

Leveraging disappointment to gain from it

Being what you do instead of your thoughts

Taming an expectation hangover


Gary John Bishop began his life journey in Glasgow, Scotland. The grit and wit of his early life have contributed to his tough-love, in-your-face approach to personal development. Coupled with world-class training, Gary has created a potent brew of effectiveness and the ability to reach through the crust of people's lives and root out the deeper issues that consume them and tie them to their challenges. More here.

Christine Hassler is author of 20 Something, 20 Everything, The 20 Something Manifesto, and the national bestseller Expectation Hangover: Free Yourself From Your Past, Change Your Present, and Get What You Really Want. She left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could be passionate about. Christine believes once we get out of our own way, we can show up to make the meaningful impact we are here to make. More here.

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Sexy Through the Ages: Maintaining Your Love Life After Midlife with Dr Lori Brotto & Dr Emily Schryer

Original Air Date Wednesday, November 22, 2017 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Maintain your sexy as you age

Keeping positive attitude on ageing for better results

Continued engagement and enjoyment of sex through the ages

Mindfulness CBT to heal sexual trauma

 

 

Dr Lori A Brotto  is the Division Head, Division of Gynecologic Specialties, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, University of British Columbia. She received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of British Columbia, trained at the University of Washington where she completed a one-year internship in the Department of Psychiatry followed by a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Reproductive and Sexual Medicine. More here

Dr. Emily Schryer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Development at California State University Long Beach. She received a Ph.D. in social psychology at the University of Waterloo in Ontario Canada. Dr. Schryer’s expertise is in the area of adult development and aging. Her research explores psychological, social and cultural processes involved in maintaining happiness and well-being across the adult life course.

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Creating Legends and Family Lore: Why Storytelling Traditions Persist with Nick Baum & Amy Hale Auker

Original Air Date Wednesday, November 15, 2017 

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Preserving family memories

Using the art of storytelling to connect

Why digital might not be the best way to preserve memories

Creating a stronger bond through sharing of family history

 

 

Nick Baum is the CEO and Co-Founder of StoryWorth, initially built as a personal project to preserve his parents' stories. Nick found out that many other families wanted to do the same! Prior to StoryWorth, Nick was a Software Engineer and Product Manager at Google, where he worked on Chrome, Android and Google Reader among others. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Nick grew up in Paris. He resides in foggy San Francisco with his wife Krista and their son Erik. More here.

Amy Hale Auker writes and thrives on a ranch in Arizona where she is having a love affair with rock, mountains, piñon and juniper forests, the weather, and her songwriter husband who is also foreman of the ranch.  She is the author of four books including Ordinary Skin: Essays from Willow Springs, released by Texas Tech University Press in June. More here.

 

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Very Special Forces: Women Soldiers in Combat and at Home with Mariette Kalinowski & Colonel (Ret) Elspeth C. Ritchie

Original Air Date Wednesday November 1, 2017

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Redefining women's roles & capabilities

Additional challenges faced by women soldiers 

Sexual trauma in the military

Accommodating the needs of female soldiers in the civilian world

 

 

Mariette Kalinowski is a former sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, who served from 2002 to 2010, including two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her experiences as a heavy machine gunner on convoys led her to focus on women’s perspectives of combat and war, since women’s involvement in the wars is too often dismissed. She is an advocate for women veterans and participated in the documentary Service: The Film. Presently Mariette serves as the Coordinator for Student Veteran Services at The New School in New York City. More here

COL (Ret) Elspeth Cameron Ritchie, MD, MPH retired from the Army in 2010 after a distinguished career, culminating with a position as the Army's top psychiatrist. She has written and lectured extensively on military mental health and women's health issues. She is now the Acting Chief of Staff for Mental Health and Chief of Mental Health for the Community Based Outpatient Clinics at the Wash VA. She frequently serves as a subject matter expert on military and veterans mental health issues.

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Everyone Is Stressed Out and Tired: Channel That Energy, Strengthen Your Body & Sharpen Your Mind with Dr Kelly McGonigal and Tony Horton

Original Air Date Wednesday November 1, 2017

In this week's episode you will learn about: 

Self compassion and the basis for meaningful change

11 laws that will change your life

How to do your best & forget the rest

The science behind willpower & how to leverage it

 

 

 

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. More here

Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, Ten Minute Trainer®, and most recently his 22-Minute military inspired workout, 22 Minute Hard Corps®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books Bring It, Crush It! and his latest motivational book, The Big Picture" 11 Laws that will change your life. More here

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Forget About What Your Mother Said: Why Talking to Strangers is Good for You with Amy Morin MA and Kio Stark

Original Air Date Wednesday October 25, 2017

 

In this week's episode you will learn about:

The emotional benefits of talking with strangers

How to teach stranger safety without evoking fear

Strategies to get over your hesitation of talking with strangers

Best places to start a conversation with a stranger

 

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and lecturer at Northeastern University. She's the article of the international bestselling book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do. Her latest book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, focuses on raising mentally strong kids. She gave one of the most popular TEDx talks of all time and her advice has been featured by media outlets across the globe ranging from MTV in Finland to CNN in Mexico. She's a regular columnist for Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today and she serves as a parenting expert for VeryWell. More here

Kio Stark is a writer, researcher, and teacher. She's the author of When Strangers Meet: How People You Don't Know Can Transform You as well as the independent learning handbook Don't Go Back to School and the novel Follow Me Down. She's spoken at conferences and companies around the world, and recently gave a TED talk on why people should talk to strangers. More here

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Calming Yourself, Calming Others: Self-Awareness and Diplomacy in These Less Civil Times with Dr Tasha Eurich and Douglas Noll JD, MA

Original Air Date Wednesday October 18, 2017

In this week's episode you will learn about:

What real self-awareness is and why it's so important

The fastest way to de-escalate an argument or conflict

Today's narcissism epidemic and how social media feeds it

Ignoring words, hearing emotions & why you need to do this

 

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author. With a PhD in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness. Dr. Eurich has contributed to Entrepreneur, CNBC.com, and The Huffington Post, and has been featured in outlets such as Forbes, The New York Times, Fast Company, and Inc. More here

Douglas E. Noll JD MA is a lawyer turned peacemaker. His calling is to serve humanity, and he executes his calling at many levels. Doug’s work carries him into many dark places. Using pragmatic and practical skills of peace, he helps people resolve deep interpersonal and ideological conflicts. He is an award-winning author of three books, a teacher, speaker, and a trainer. More here

 

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You and Your Money: You Can't Buy Happiness -- But How Would Financial Security Feel? with Harry S Dent Jr and T.R. Reid

Original Air Date Wednesday October 11, 2017

In this week's episode you will learn about:

Predicting a financial bubble & when it will crash

What taxes are good for

Booms, busts and the power of innovation

The 2017 tax code

 

 

 

Harry S. Dent Jr is the bestselling author of "The Demographic Cliff," "The Great Depression Ahead," and many other books. He is the founder of Dent Research, which publishes the newsletters Economy & Markets, Boom & Bust, and The Leading Edge, among many others. He has an MBA from Harvard, was a consultant for several Fortune 100 companies while at Bain & Company, and lectures widely. More here

T. R. Reid has become one of the nation's best-known reporters through his books and articles, his documentary films, his reporting for the Washington Post, and his light-hearted commentaries on NPR's Morning Edition. T.R. majored in Classics at Princeton, served as a Naval officer during the Vietnam War, a lawyer, a teacher, and assorted other jobs. At The Washington Post, he covered Congress and four presidential campaigns. More here.

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You Don't Have Do Too Much to Get More Done: Simple Steps to Making Change Happen with Liz Wiseman and Jay Papasan

Original Air Date Wednesday October 4, 2017

In this week's episode you will learn about:

Dealing with diminishers and minimizing their impact

Time-blocking - what it is & why it works

Simple Steps to Making Change

Putting ideas into action

 

 

 

Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. Liz earned her Bachelors degree in Business Management and Masters of Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University. More here

Jay Papasan is a creative executive leading the best-selling publishing team at Keller Williams Realty, Inc. He's currently VP of Publishing and Executive Editor at KWRI. In the past, he's led both the education and the research divisions, as well. He's co-owner of a top-producing, Austin-based real estate sales business, Papasan Property Group, and also a partner in the private equity firm, Keller Capital. More here

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Communication Brush-Up: The Art of Getting Through to Anyone with Eric Maisel & Sarah

Original Air Date Wednesday September 27, 2017

In this week's episode you will learn about:

Identifying and talking to difficult people without drama

Why family dynamics are difficult for so many

True incentives that make people change

The importance of family therapy

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Sexy Beasts: Delving Into the Differences Between Men and Women with Dr Helen Fisher & Nina Hartley

Original Air Date Wednesday September 20, 2017

In this week's episode you will learn about:

⦾ The difference between sexual fantasy and sexual craving

⦾ Slow love

⦾ Marital romance and long term passion

⦾ Healthy sexual practice

 

 

 

Helen Fisher, PhD Biological Anthropologist, is a Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute, member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site Match.com. She has conducted extensive research and written six books on the evolution and future of human sex, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain and how your personality style shapes who you are and who you love. More here

Nina Hartley is an adult film actress and director, sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and author. Nina Hartley is the ultimate MILF, a gal who was hot back in the 1970s and is still smokin' hot today... and just as oversexed. Since then she has gone on to feature in over 650 first-run adult films, and has become one of the most enduring and recognizable performers in the industry. She also has a line of instructional videos which are marketed under the Nina Hartley's Guide brand covering subjects ranging from basic sexual intercourse and foreplay, to anal sex and bondage. In 2006 she published her first book Nina Hartley's Guide to Total Sex. More here

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Sleep Hygiene and Wellness: Why Sleeping is Good for the Soul with Dr. Meir Kryger & Jim Brickman

Original Air Date Wednesday September 13, 2017

In this week's episode you will learn about:

Finding calm amidst life's chaos

 Sleep deprivation's relation to depression

Why sleep trackers aren't accurate

Creating better sleep hygiene in your home

 

 

 

Meir Kryger, MD, is a professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine who has been treating patients with sleep disorders for over 40 years. He described the first case of sleep apnea in North America. He is chief editor of the most widely used textbook used in sleep medicine, The Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, now in its sixth edition, and the Atlas of Clinical Sleep Medicine. More here

Jim Brickman began playing piano at the age of 4. His Tin Pan Alley sensibility, uncomplicated melodies and down-to-earth nature have taken him from the Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall, and Disney World to the White House. He has written three best-selling books, Simple Things, Love Notes and his latest Soothe – How To Find Calm Amidst Everyday Chaos. More here

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Treat It Like Just Another Health Issue: Taking Mental Illness Out of the Closet with Dr. Patrick Corrigan & David Leite

Original Air Date Wednesday September 6, 2017

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Stigma as it relates to mental illness

 How the early onset of manic depression felt for one man

Coming out with sexual identity and mental illness

Research proven stigma reduction strategies

 

 

 

Patrick Corrigan is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Currently, he is principal investigator of the National Consortium for Stigma and Empowerment, a collaboration of investigators and advocates from more than a dozen institutions. Patrick serves as editor emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and editor of a new journal published by the American Psychological Association, Stigma and Health. More here

David Leite founded Leite’s Culinaria in 1999, long before blogs came into being. In 2006, he and former food editor, Linda Avery, had the distinction of being the first winners ever of a James Beard Award for a website, a feat they repeated in 2007. David is also a regular correspondent and guest host on NPR’s “The Splendid Table.” He splits his time between Connecticut and New York, but will travel anywhere for a good meal. More here

 

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Examining Tribal Medicine as Alternative Treatments for Addiction & Mental Illness with Rachel Harris PhD & Dr Ocatvio Rettig Hinojosa

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

Original Air Date Wednesday August 30, 2017

In this week's episode you will learn about:

 Therapeutic benefits of ancient medicines

 5-MeO-DMT as an effective drug addiciton treatment

 Ahayuasca as treatment for depression, PTSD, anxiety & more

What an experience with ancient medicine is like

Rachel Harris, PhD is the author of Listening to Ayahuasca. She received a National Institutes of Health New Investigator’s Award, has published more than forty scientific studies in peer-reviewed journals, and has worked as a psychological consultant to Fortune 500 companies and the United Nations. She lives on an island off the coast of Maine. More here

Dr. Octavio Rettig Hinojosa is a Mexican doctor who works with the sacred medicine 5-MeO-DMT found in the secretions of the Sonoran Desert Toad. Dr. Rettig has worked with the Seri Tribe of Sonora, Mexico, to help treat methamphetamine addicts, reintroducing the use of the medicine to the local culture that had lost it. He has been authorized by the council of Seri elders to use this most powerful of shamanic medicines in the West.

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Sound Eating and Wholesome Thinking: Habits to Keep You Healthy with Dr Lissa Rankin and Dr. John La Puma

Original Air Date Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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In this week's show you will learn about:

⦾ The truth about your health beliefs & habits

⦾ Creating all-star health for men

⦾ Counteracting your stress response

⦾ Mastering the male metabolism & mojo

Lissa Rankin, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine, The Fear Cure, and The Anatomy of a Calling is a physician, speaker, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute, and mystic. Passionate about what makes people optimally healthy and what predisposes them to illness, she is on a mission to merge science and spirituality in a way that not only facilitates the health of the individual, but also uplifts the health of the collective. More here.

John La Puma MD is Clinical Director, Chef Clinic, a professionally trained chef and a New York Times best-selling author twice. He has led clinical trials of nutritional interventions designed to improve obesity, hypertension, osteoarthritis, insomnia and diabetes, and pioneered culinary medicine. His mission is to help you get measurably healthier with what you eat and how you live. More here.

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Spiritual Euphoria: The Neuroscience of Your Brain on God with Dr. Pamela Peeke & Dr. Jeffrey Anderson

 

Original air date Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In this week's show you will learn about:

  • Religious neuroscience
  • Brain networks involved in spiritual feelings
  • How spiritual feelings elevate mood
  • Spirituality and body benefits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Pamela Peeke is a nationally renowned physician, scientist, expert and thought leader in the fields of integrative and preventive medicine. A three time New York Times Best selling author, Dr. Peeke is a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, holds dual masters’ degrees in public health and policy, and is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Sports Medicine. As founder of the Peeke Performance Center for Healthy Living™, Dr. Peeke guides men and women in their quest to optimize their quality of life and longevity. More here.

Dr Jeffrey Anderson MD, PhD, board certified in Neuroradiology and Diagnostic Radiology directs the fMRI Neurosurgical Mapping Service and is Principal Investigator for the Utah Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory. Dr. Anderson’s lab studies brain networks using functional imaging techniques such as fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and magnetoencephalography. Dr. Anderson also has particular interest in autism, multiple sclerosis, vision research, and dementia. More here

 

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Women: Heroes at the Hearth, Heroes Making History With Deb DeWitz & Kate Quinn

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

Original Air Date August 9, 2017

  • Unsung heroines of World War I
  • Sharegiving - what is it and why is it important?
  • Female sexuality during times of war
  • Life-changing value of forming community with other women

Deb DeWitz LICSW has over 15 years in providing direct services to children and families in North Dakota and Minnesota in child welfare and family therapy. She has taught social work at Minnesota State University-Moorhead, Minot State University, and the University of North Dakota at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for over 15 years. More here.

 

 

 

 

 

Southern California native Kate Quinn attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Classical Voice. A lifelong history buff, Kate has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance detailing the early years of the infamous Borgia clan, all translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in Maryland with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia. More here.

 

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The Quest for Consciousness--Investigating the Inner-Landscape with Don Jose Ruiz & Steve Taylor PhD

Original Air Date Wednesday, August 2, 2017

In this week's show you will learn about:

What is means to be enlightened or awakened

Using Toltec wisdom to influence modern thinking & consciousness

Spotting a fraudulent spiritual teacher

Attaining true freedom

 

 

 

 

The Quest for Consciousness--Investigating the Inner-Landscape with Don Jose Ruiz & Steve Taylor PhD

don Jose Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Fifth Agreement. As a Toltec Master of Transformation & Modern day Shaman, he has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world. Other books include: Ripples of Wisdom, and My Good Friend The Rattlesnake. More here.

 

The Quest for Consciousness--Investigating the Inner-Landscape with Don Jose Ruiz & Steve Taylor PhDSteve Taylor, PhD, is the author of several books on spirituality and psychology, including The Fall and Waking from Sleep. He has also published two books of poetic spiritual reflections, including The Calm Center. He is a senior lecturer in psychology at Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom. Since 2011, he has appeared annually in Mind, Body, Spirit magazine’s list of the world’s “100 most spiritually influential living people.” More here

 

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Having It All and Being Super-Productive Without Running Yourself Ragged with William Ury & Charles Duhigg

Original Air Date Wednesday, July 26, 2017

In this week's show you will learn about:

  • Breaking the destructive cycle of conflict
  • Generating motivation in yourself and others
  • Creating a cooperative dynamic
  • Fostering creative pressure & why it's a good thing

 

William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s best-known and most influential experts on negotiation. He has served as a mediator in conflicts ranging from boardroom battles to labor strikes and from family feuds to civil wars. More here

 

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Power of Habit.  A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children. More here

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What Does It Mean to be Muslim? Facts vs. Misconceptions About Islam with Haroon Moghul & Dalia Mogahed

Islam

Original Air Date Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In this week's radio show you will learn about:

  • How women can and should work together to empower each other
  • What it means to be Muslim in Trump's America
  • Discussing & dealing with mental illness within the Muslim-American community
  • Islamaphobia is a threat to all

Haroon Moghul is a commentator and broadcaster who wishes he could just be a writer. He is a Senior Fellow and Director of Development at the Center for Global Policy, and the Muslim Leadership Initiative Facilitator at the Shalom Hartman Institute. More here

Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization’s pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. Dalia Mogahed is the Director of Research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, where she leads the organization’s pioneering research and thought leadership programs on American Muslims. More here.

 

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The Mind-Brain Connection with Dr Dan Siegel & Dr James Doty

mind-brain connection

Original Air Date Wednesday, July 12, 2017

In this week's radio show you will learn about:

  • How science defines what the mind is
  • Neuroplasticity
  • How internal dialogue shapes our view of self
  • Benefits of compassion

Dr. Dan Siegel is currently a clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. He is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute which focuses on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. More here.

James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. He collaborates with scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural, social and moral bases for compassion and altruism.   He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine, as well as an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist. More here.

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Our Brothers' Keeper: Does the US Belong in Other Countries' Wars? with Steven Kinzer & Dr Daniel Rothbart

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

Original Air Date Wednesday, July 5, 2017

In this week's radio sh ow you will learn about:

  • Why has the United States intervened so often in foreign lands?
  • Who Dies in Armed Conflicts?
  • How should we act today and in the future?
  • Distinguishing the enemy from the innocent in war

Stephen Kinzer is the author of The Brothers, Reset, Overthrow, All the Shah’s Men, and other books. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as the New York Times’s bureau chief in Turkey, Germany, and Nicaragua and as the Boston Globe’s Latin America correspondent. He is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and writes a column on world affairs for The Boston Globe. More here.

Daniel Rothbart is professor of conflict analysis and resolution at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. Professor Rothbart specializes in identity-based conflicts, ethics and conflict, civilians in war, and the Darfur region of Sudan. He is currently exploring the power of moral emotions—shame, humiliation, dignity, pride—as central to protracted conflicts or to their resolution. More here

 

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Growing Healthy Habits: Live Longer, Live Younger with Dr Sharon Bergquist & Susan Pierce Thompson PhD

Healthy Habits

Original Air Date Wednesday, June 28, 2017

During this week's radio show you will learn about:

 

  • Bridging the willpower gap
  • How the brain blocks weight loss
  • Making diet changes in 40's and beyond
  • Libido & sexual function as we age

 

Sharon Bergquist, MD, FACP is a board-certified internal medicine doctor, researcher, teacher, and speaker specializing in preventive medicine and healthy aging. She is a Rollins Distinguished Clinician on the faculty of Emory School of Medicine and the medical director of Emory’s Executive Health center, a state-of-the-art evidence-based lifestyle prevention program. Dr. Bergquist is on the team leading Emory’s Healthy Aging Study, the largest clinical study ever done in Atlanta with the aim of finding early biomarkers of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bergquist graduated from Yale University and completed her medical education and training at Harvard Medical School. More here.

 

Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., is an Adjunct Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester, the President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss, and the Founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, a company dedicated to helping people achieve long-term, sustainable weight loss.  Her program utilizes cutting-edge research to explain how the brain blocks weight loss and every day she teaches people how to undo that damage so they can live Happy, Thin, and Free. More here

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Summer Eats: Cooking With Your Heart and Your Head with Kenji Lopez-Alt & Cara Mangini

Original Air Date June 21, 2017

During this week's radio show you will learn about:

  • Using sound as a guideline for proper cutting & cooking techniques
  • What everyone needs to know about selecting vegetables
  • The science of selecting and preparing meat
  • Vegetable butchery 101

J. Kenji López-Alt is the managing culinary director of SeriousEats.com, author of The Food Lab: Better Cooking Through Science—a New York Times bestseller—and the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food Lab. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Wired Magazine, and Men's Health. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Adriana and two dogs, Jamón and Shabu. More here

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area and working at some of New York’s (Mario Batali’s Eataly) and Napa Valley’s top culinary destinations, Cara Mangini developed a passion for produce at its peak and honed her skills in its selection and preparation. Ever since, she’s been on a mission to put vegetables at the center of the American plate. A graduate of  the Natural Gourmet Institute, Cara is also the author of The Vegetable Butcher: How to Select Prep Slice Dice and Masterfully Cook Vegetables from Artichokes to Zucchini. More here.

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Wild About Wonder Woman: Lassoing & Unleashing Your Inner Super Hero with Travis Langley and Dr. Philip Zimbardo

Original Air Date June 14, 2017

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The role of culture and gender in personal empowerment
  • How Wonder Woman's relationship with mother & sisters influenced her
  • Implementing change for a better tomorrow
  • What pushes someone to act heroically on behalf of those in need?

Travis Langley, PhD is a psychology professor who teaches course on crime, media, and mental illness at Henderson State University. He speaks regularly on media and heroism at universities, conferences, and popular culture conventions including San Diego Comic-Con, New York Comic Con, and Wizard World conventions throughout the world. More here

Professor emeritus at Stanford University, Dr Philip Zimbardo has spent 50 years teaching and studying psychology. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University, and his areas of focus include time perspective, shyness, terrorism, madness, and evil. Best-known for his controversial Stanford Prison Experiment that highlighted the ease with which ordinary intelligent college students could cross the line between good and evil when caught up in the matrix of situational and systemic forces. More here

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Yoga for Everybody with Leonard Perlmutter & Jessamyn Stanley

Airs June 7, 2017

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Yoga truly is for all body sizes & types
  • The science of yoga
  • Changing your perspective to change your experience
  • The secret formula for happiness


Leonard Perlmutter has been a student of Yoga Science since 1975 and a direct disciple of mind/body medicine pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas. Founder  and director of The American Meditation Institute and a widely acclaimed author, his Heart and Science of Yoga® entry-level course has been accredited by the Albany Medical College, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association. More here.


Jessamyn Stanley is a yogi who breaks all the stereotypes. The self-professed “fat femme’s” trademark confrontational approach to tackling big topics—fat-shaming, body image and the media, the tyranny of unattainable beauty standards—has garnered her a fanatic following, national media attention, and acclaim as an internationally celebrated yoga instructor whose fans flock to her sold-out yoga classes. More here

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Divorcing Happily Ever After with Erik Newton & Jill Sockwell

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Airs May 31, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Taming  temporary chaos brought on by divorce
  • The golden keys of acceptance, forgiveness and moving on
  • Your TLC action plan
  • Taking responsibility for your own experience

 

As a former family law attorney, Erik Newton has been through many divorces yet still believes in love.  His romantic nature and seep understanding of the lifecycle of a relationship lead him to dedicate himself full-time to creating a place couples could go for information, inspiration, and a big dose of truth. More here.

 

Jill Sockwell is a former advertising copywriter, top real estate sales agent, leader of the Maplewood Divorce Club, and lifelong optimist. Co-author of "The Optimist's Guide to Divorce" she lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with her ten-year-old daughter Natalie and eleven-year-old daughter Brooke. More here.

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Resilience and Salvation: Overcoming Child Abuse with Dr Michelle Stevens, Rosie Maloney & Regina Calcaterra

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Airs May 24, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The dysfunction of our foster care system & what can be done
  • Psychological symptoms of abuse & why victims don't usually come forward
  • The cycle of abuse and it's relation to mental illness
  • Misconceptions about abusers & what parents must watch for

 

Dr. Michelle Stevens is the founder and director of Post-Traumatic Success, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring those affected by psychological trauma. She studied writing at New York University before earning her doctorate in clinical psychology from Saybrook University. More here.

 

Regina Calcaterra (R) is the bestselling author of Etched in Sand, the memoir of her childhood growing up in numerous foster homes, homeless shelters, and on the streets-all the while trying to protect and keep her siblings together. Beating the odds, Regina graduated from the State University of New York and her juris doctorate from Seton Hall University School of Law. More here

Rosie Maloney (L) is a graduate of Idaho State University at Pocatello with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and an associate degree in criminal justice. During her very dark and difficult childhood, it was clear to Rosie that the act of giving to others and helping others, creates a light that shines on all of us. Rosie’s unpaid efforts on behalf of nonprofit organizations are expansive and ongoing.

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Not Your Grandfather's 9-5 Job: Taking Care of Business on Your Own Terms with Diane Mulcahy & Kym Martin

Air Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Creating your own security
  • Launching back in after a significant break
  • Facing fear by reducing risk
  • Re-crafting your career


Diane Mulcahy is the author of the book The Gig Economy; The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want. She created and has been teaching an MBA class on the Gig Economy for the past five years at Babson College in Boston. More here.


Kym Martin is a business development and technology sales leader who crafted a new role to creatively re-enter the workforce after a 10-year, family-focused hiatus. Blending her business skills, along with her expertise as a 30+ year, four-time cancer survivor - diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, melanoma (twice!) and breast cancer - Kym launched a consulting practice to work alongside healthcare leaders to design, develop and market truly patient-centered solutions. More here.

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News from the Front: Solving the Puzzle of Living With Parkinson's with Dr Michael Okun & Mileha Soneji

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Air Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Helping Parkinson's patients retain their independence
  • Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Staircase illusion to ease walking
  • Parkinson's modifying drugs & biomarkers

Michael S. Okun, MD is Administrative Director and Co-director of the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration which is part of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, the McKnight Brain Institute, and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Okun has dedicated much of his career to the development of care centers for people suffering with movement disorders, but has also has enjoyed a prolific research career exploring non-motor basal ganglia brain features and he has participated in pioneering studies exploring the cognitive, behavioral, and mood effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS). More here

 

Originally hailing from Pune, India, Mileha Soneji is a trained strategic product designer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Product Design from MIT and a Master’s in Strategic Product Design from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. Currently working in The Netherlands as a strategist, Mileha combines the fuzzy front end of the design process with emerging technologies to answer the question of what needs to be designed for the future. She is the creator of the no-spill, a cup that helps people with tremors drink easily and with confidence. More here

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Addicted to Numbing Through Pleasure Seeking with Arnie Wexler and Keith Whyte

 

Addicted to Numbing Through Pleasure Seeking with Arnie Wexler and Keith Whyte

Air Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • What is problem gambling?
  • Scientific findings that give understanding of this disorder?
  • What made a hard core problem gambler want to stop for good?
  • How gamblers and their loved ones can find recovery

Arnie Wexler is one of the foremost experts on the subject of compulsive gambling, and has been involved in helping compulsive gamblers for over 48 years. In recovery since April 10, 1968, Arnie is a is a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor (CCGC), and was the Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey for eight years. He and his wife Sheila have trained  over 40,000 casino employees and have worked with gaming companies to formulate responsible gaming programs. More here.

 

Keith S. Whyte is Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in Washington, D.C. He has over twenty years of national experience in gaming issues.  A graduate of He began his career working on healthcare policy in the office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Whyte has presented in 39 US states and 21 countries. He has testified before the United States Congress four times and appeared before numerous state legislative and regulatory bodies and is frequently quoted in the national and international media. More here

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Everything in Moderation: Achieving Balance through Recovery with Dr Gabor Maté & Turney Duff

Everything in Moderation: Achieving Balance through Recovery with Dr Gabor Maté & Turney Duff

Air Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Why serenity matters more than happiness
  • What destination addiction is
  • Why self-value is often tied to money & possessions
  • Focusing on the journey instead the end result

Bestselling author Dr. Gabor Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focuses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.  More here

 

Turney Duff is the author of The New York Times Best Seller, The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader’s Tale of Spectacular Excess. Turney is a public speaker, journalist, and television personality. As a “B” student from Ohio University he became an unlikely Wall Street trader, and soon rose through the ranks. His career on Wall Street (1994-2009) spanned the fifteen most dramatic years in the history of finance. Turney is currently the Wall Street consultant for Showtime series Billions (2016-17) starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. In addition he is a regular contributor to CNBC.com, as well as a featured commentator on CNBC’s prime time television show The Filthy Rich Guide. More  here


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Hey, Baby, What's Your Sign? Astrology & Mercury Retrograde with Chris Flisher and Larry Schwimmer

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Air Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Inspiring curiosity through astrology
  • What happens during Mercury Retrograde
  • Using Astrology as a means of self-awareness
  • Planning during Mercury Retrograde

Chris Flisher is a professional astrologer with a working practice of forty years of clients. Chris uses the information contained in each person's birth (date/place/time) to reveal their true purpose. Astrology provides an amazingly accurate glimpse of the individual's assets and liabilities. With this information, clients can work to their highest potential when the timing is absolutely correct. More here

Larry Schwimmer is a San Francisco-based astrologer. His astrology readings explain what is happening in your life now and what events will happen in your future. He helps people pick the "best dates" to make successful decisions of all types: personal, career and financial.  For the past 6 years, Larry has been the featured astrology columnist for THE HUFFINGTON POST and is the author of the best-selling book: "What the Hell Is Going On in My Life?" More here

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Listener Favorite Returns: Love After Love, Love After Loss with Kristine Carlson and Susan Anderson

Harvesting Happiness

Original Air Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Steps to recover after heartbreak and painful abandonment
  • How to find and love your new life
  • What to do if you find yourself emotionally stuck
  • Accepting that life has a divine order

 

Kristine CarlsonNew York Times bestselling author of Heartbroken Open, Don't Sweat the Small for Moms and world-renowned speaker, is passionate about spreading her message of returning from grief and waking up to life with more joy and gratitude—and certainly not taking life too seriously. More here.

 

Susan Anderson is the author of The Abandonment Recovery Workbook, as well as Taming Your Outer Child and The Journey from Abandonment to Healing. The founder of the Outer Child and Abandonment Recovery movements, she has devoted the past 30 years of clinical experience and research to helping people resolve abandonment and overcome self-sabotage. More here.

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Your Body: An Owner's Manual for Optimal Performance with Dr Sharon Bergquist and Rebecca Scritchfield RD

Air Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Transforming your health from the inside out
  • Properly nourishing your ageing body
  • How changing the voice in your head will contribute to your success
  • Recognizing normal body changes

 

Sharon Bergquist, MD, FACP is a board-certified internal medicine doctor, researcher, teacher, and speaker specializing in preventive medicine and healthy aging. She is a Rollins Distinguished Clinician on the faculty of Emory School of Medicine and the medical director of Emory’s Executive Health center, a state-of-the-art evidence-based lifestyle prevention program. Dr. Bergquist is on the team leading Emory’s Healthy Aging Study, the largest clinical study ever done in Atlanta with the aim of finding early biomarkers of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bergquist graduated from Yale University and completed her medical education and training at Harvard Medical School. More here

 

Rebecca Scritchfield MA, RDN, ACSM HFS  is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, and certified health and fitness specialist. Through her weight-neutral Body Kindness practice, she helps people create a better life with workable, interesting self-care goals. She has influenced millions through her writing, podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, DC. More here

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A Positive Prescription - Hit the Re-Set Button and Find Wellness with Dr Samantha Boardman & Dr Peter Borten

Air Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017


During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Incorporating wellness into all aspects of life
  • Connecting with purpose
  • Using sweetness, structure and space for life makeover
  • Garnering joy in doing for others

Dr. Samantha Boardman is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College. She received her B.A. from Harvard University, an M.A. in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Medical Degree from Cornell University Medical College where she was awarded the Oskar Diethelm Prize for Excellence in Psychiatry. Dr. Boardman has published papers in journals including Translational Neuroscience, The American Journal of Psychiatry and The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Through her website PositivePrescription.com she shares insights from the psychiatry and psychology community with readers and explores the way psychology, culture and science intersect. Dr. Boardman lives and works in New York City with her family. More here

Dr. Peter Borten is one of the authors of the new book, The Well Life: How to Use Structure, Sweetness, and Space to Create Balance, Happiness, and Peace. Also the creators of the Rituals of Living online community and Dragontree, a holistic wellness brand. Peter is a doctor of Asian medicine who helps people attain whole health of body and mind. He has authored hundreds of articles, spanning topics such as stress, emotional wellness, nutrition, fitness, and our connection with nature. More here

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Repairing, Rebuilding or Renewing: Jumpstart Your Spiritual Life with Rabbi Sherre Hirsch & Dave Schmelzer

Air Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Using faith-based rituals to wake up and pull out of the mundane
  • Handling feelings of overwhelm from current events
  • The value in carving out communal space with people of differing viewpoints
  • Viewing each day as a clean slate

For over twenty years, Rabbi Sherre Hirsch has been sharing her intimate counsel and wisdom with people in all kinds of “pulpits,” ranging from her congregation at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles to the audience of the Today show to small Southern Baptist churches. She serves as the spiritual life consultant for Canyon Ranch Properties and is a highly sought-after inspirational speaker and teacher who routinely addresses congregations, corporations, women’s groups, leadership organizations, and countless other audiences throughout the United States. More here

 

Dave Schmelzer is the Executive Director of Blue Ocean Faith, an innovative network of churches throughout the country that are looking to thrive in very nonchurchgoing settings.  Dave is the author of Not the Religious Type: Confessions of a Turncoat Atheist (Tyndale 2008). He has a background both in theology (Fuller Seminary, '87) and the arts (Stanford University, '84, and a decade working as a playwright). He lives in Santa Monica with his wife, Grace, and their five children. More here.

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Celebrating the United Nations' International Day of Happiness & the Practice of Sustainable Well-being with Guest Host Michelle Gielan & Maher Nasser

Air Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The United Nations International Day of Happiness
  • Lisa's New Book "Are We Happy Yet? Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life"
  • The UN's World Happiness Report
  • How to begin your personal evolution and find authentic happiness

 

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the best-selling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel success. She is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS and a featured professor in Oprah’s Happiness course. Michelle holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and her research and advice have received attention from The New York TimesWashington PostFORBESCNNFOX, and Harvard Business Review. More here.

 

Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division in the United Nations Department of Public Information    is a graduate of Bir Zeit University near Ramallah with a degree in civil engineering. Nasser has served the UN in Gaza, Jerusalem, Amman, Cairo, Vienna and New York. Mr. Nasser became Director of DPI’s Outreach Division in February 2011. From April to mid-August 2012 and from August 2014 to February 2015, Mr. Nasser was Acting Head of the United Nations Department of Public Information. More here.

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Your Gut & Your Brain: New Frontiers in Healing Psychic Pain with Dr Jennifer Perusini & Dr Emeran Mayer

Air Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Psychobiotics
  • How a bio-marker is being used to diagnose and treat PTSD
  • Communication between the mind and the gut
  • New research and developments in the treatment of PTSD


Jennifer Perusini PhD

Jennifer Perusini earned her B.A. in Neuroscience at Barnard College of Columbia University. She then received her Ph.D. in Behavioral Neuroscience at UCLA under the direction of Dr. Michael Fanselow, where she studied the mechanisms underlying Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Recently, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University in the Departments of Psychiatry and Integrative Neuroscience, where her research focused on rodent models of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Perusini is now founder and CEO of Neurovation Labs, a biotech company developing PTSD diagnostics and treatments. More here

Emeran Mayer, MD

Dr. Emeran Mayer received is MD/PhD degree from the Ludwig Maximillian University in Munich, Germany, did his residency at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, Canada, and his GI fellowship training at the UCLA/VA Wadsworth Training Program. Dr. Mayer has a career long interest in clinical and research aspects of brain body interactions, with a longstanding focus on brain gut interactions in health and disease. Besides being a widely recognized expert for functional GI disorders, he is also recognized as one of the leading investigators in the world of chronic visceral pain and of the brain gut axis. More here



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Why Is Science a Political Issue? Encouraging Enlightenment with Shawn Otto & Lawrence Krauss

Air Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The ideological war on science
  • Lessons we can draw from the current state of humanity
  • Scientific code of ethics
  • The relationship between science and public policy

 

Shawn Otto is an award-winning science advocate, writer, teacher, and speaker. He is author of the critically acclaimed book The War on Science, the cofounder of ScienceDebate.org and the producer of the US Presidential Science Debates, for which he received the IEEE-USA’s National Distinguished Public Service Award. He has advised science debate efforts in several countries. He is also a novelist and filmmaker. More  here

 

 

 

Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss is an internationally known theoretical physicist with wide research interests, including the interface between elementary particle physics and cosmology, where his studies include the early universe, the nature of dark matter, general relativity and neutrino astrophysics. He has investigated questions ranging from the nature of exploding stars to issues of the origin of all mass in the universe. More here

 

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Making Peace with Your Mind and Shattering the Illusion of Separation with Lama Surya Das and Mark Coleman

Making peace with and silencing your inner critic; Using meditation to connect with yourself and others

Air Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Awakening from the illusion of separation
  • Practicing the grace of "let it be" while enjoying our hectic world
  • Using awareness and compassion to navigate life's storms
  • What neuroscience has to say about our inner critic

 

Lama Surya Das is one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars. The Dalai Lama affectionately calls him "the American Lama". He has spent over forty five years studying Zen, Vipassana, Yoga, and Tibetan Buddhism with many of the great old masters of Asia, among them, some of the Dalai Lama’s own teachers. He resides in Lexington, Massachusetts. More here

 

Mark Coleman is the author of Make Peace with Your Mind and Awake in the Wild.  He is the founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has an MA in Clinical Psychology. Mark has guided students on five continents as a corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide. He lives in Northern California. More here.

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The Art of Seduction: Charisma, Sensuality and Presence with Chen Lizra and Belle Linda Halpern

Charm, connect & entice your way to success 

Air Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Getting the best out of those you lead
  • Creating authentic connection with anyone
  • Sabrosura - what it is &  how to get it
  • The power of seduction

 

Chen Lizra (BBA) –is an award winning social entrepreneur, seminar leader, best-selling author of My Seductive Cuba, somatic life coach and professional dancer. Chen combines her feminine power with an uncompromising commitment to success. To date, her TEDx talk on the same topic has garnered more than 5.5 million views. Since her TEDx talk she's developed the powerful 3C's methodology for restoring our natural emotional flow and turning back on all the lights that were switched off, leading to more influence power and results. More here

 

A Harvard graduate, Belle Linda Halpern’s lifelong passion has been focused on closing the achievement gap for students. Harnessing her training as an actor, Belle founded Inspiring Educators and co-founded the Ariel Group which develops and delivers leadership programs for school districts, universities and corporate clients. Belle is also a professional singer who performs around the world and lives outside Boston with her husband, Mitch, and their two children.  More here

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Romance for Realists with Dr Jenn Mann and Erik Newton

Romance for Realists

Intimate relationship maintenance for the happiest, healthiest life together 

Air Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Using conflict to strengthen y our relationship
  • Negotiating effectively to get your needs met
  • Why trust is so important and how it's created
  • Dangers of martyrdom in a relationship

 

Dr Jenn Mann (formerly Dr. Jenn Berman) is a psychotherapist, author, and television and radio personality. She is the host and therapist for VH1 Couples Therapy, now in its sixth season, and VH1 Family Therapy.  Dr. Jenn is a regular guest, as a psychological expert, on The Today Show, The Doctors, Access Hollywood, The Insider, and Home & Family, and has appeared on hundreds of other shows. Author of SuperBaby: 12 Ways to Give Your Child a Head Start in the First 3 Years (Sterling); The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy Confident Kids (New World Library) and Rockin’ Babies (Sterling), Dr Jenn  is a licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist and has been in practice for over 20 years and lives in Los Angeles with her family. More here.

As a former family law attorney, Erik Newton describes himself as someone who’s “been through a thousand divorces and still believes in love.” Ushering couples through divorce wasn’t easy for Erik, a romantic from birth, but it turned out to be the ideal medium through which to understand the entire life cycle of a relationship.  Ultimately, his calling to help couples build healthy relationships superseded his legal career, and he decided to dedicate himself full-time to creating a place couples could go for information, inspiration, and a big dose of truth. More here.

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A Heaping Helping of Comfort Food with Christy Jordan and Raghavan Iyer

Harvesting Happiness food

Food is more than fuel - it nourishes the body and soul

Air Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Southern sweets & treats - why are they so irresistibly good?
  • Recipes that make the humble potato fabulous!
  • Why family, faith, friends & good food matter so much
  • Fascinating spud facts and history

 

Christy Jordan is the author of Come Home to Supper and Southern Plate. She is also the publisher of SouthernPlate.com, which draws millions of visitors eager for her comfort food and warm, wise stories. She’s appeared on Today, Paula Deen,  The Talk, QVC, and a host of other media outlets. For nine generations her family has enjoyed the sweetness of living in Huntsville, Alabama. More here

Raghavan Iyer, a James Beard Award winner and an IACP Award–winning Teacher of the Year, is the author of 660 Curries, Indian Cooking Unfolded,and other cookbooks. He has written for Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Saveur, Weight Watchers Magazine, EatingWell, and many other publications, and is host of the Emmy Award–winning documentary Asian Flavors. Born in Mumbai and fluent in six languages, he now lives with his family in Minneapolis. More here

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Developing Discernment: Uncovering Misinformation and Lies in Government and Media with Ed Brodow and Gene Stone

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

Air Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Seeing through media spin
  • How to support freedom of speech without political correctness
  • Making a difference by getting involved with local politics
  • Communicating with your elected officials

 

Ed Brodow is an internationally renowned expert on the art of negotiation. Ed is the creator of Negotiation Boot Camp®, widely recognized as the number one customized negotiating skills seminar in the United States.  Making deals ever since he was a kid in Brooklyn, Ed has negotiated everything from simple sales transactions to complex multi-million dollar agreements. More here

Gene Stone graduated from Stanford University and received his masters in English Literature from Harvard Unviersity. He then joined the Peace Corps, and spent two years in the Republic of Niger in West Africa. Returning to his home state of New York, he became an editor at Harcourt Brace, where he edited a wide range of books. In 1988 Gene began a career as a writer and ghost writer, and has written or co-written over thirty books with a diverse group of people including Stephen Hawking and others. More here.

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Raising Capable, Prepared Adults in the Twenty First Century with Julie Lythcott-Haims and Dr Oliver Robinson

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

Air Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How a crisis unfolds in children and teens
  • Why the definition of "success" doesn't mean a diploma from an elite school
  • The importance of raising children with a sense of reality
  • Putting yourself out of a job as a parent

Oliver C. Robinson PhD is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Greenwich, and author of Development through Adulthood: An Integrative Sourcebook. His research explores major life transitions and crises, and the effect of these on identity development and wellbeing. His main focus is on the developmental challenges and crisis that young adults experience, including the "quarterlife crisis". More here.

Julie Lythcott-Haims spent a decade as Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University, where she received the Dinkelspiel Award for her contributions to the undergraduate experience. A mother of two teenagers, she has spoken and written widely on the phenomenon of helicopter parenting, and her work has appeared in a TED Talk and two TEDx Talks as well as in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, and Parents. She holds degrees from Stanford, Harvard Law School, and California College of the Arts, and is a member of the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. More here

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Creating Excellent Health and Social Connections for Vibrant Aging with Dr Sharon Bergquist and Dr Leslie Martin

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

Air Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Diseases commonly associated with ageing and how to prevent them
  • Why being too cheerful isn't good for your health
  • What pre-disease really means and what to do about it
  • The relationship between conscientiousness and longevity

 

Sharon Bergquist, MD, FACP is a board-certified internal medicine doctor, researcher, teacher, and speaker specializing in preventive medicine and healthy aging. She is a Rollins Distinguished Clinician on the faculty of Emory School of Medicine and the medical director of Emory’s Executive Health center, a state-of-the-art evidence-based lifestyle prevention program. More here.

Leslie R. Martin PhD  is currently Professor of Psychology at La Sierra University and holds additional appointments in the Psychology Departments at the University of California, Riverside and Loma Linda University, and in the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University. In addition to The Longevity Project, has co-authored three other books on health-related topics. More here

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What's Happening in 2017? Predictions for the Future That Are Sure to Color Your World with Joyce Gioia and Leatrice Eisemann

2017

Air Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The psychology of color
  • How organizations will focus on their workforce in 2017
  • Pantone's color of the year
  • Labor market and climate predictions

Joyce Gioia is president and CEO of The Herman Group and Employer of Choice International, Inc. She is a Certified Management Consultant and a Certified Speaking Professional focusing on the human side of enterprise. Providing a unique combination of high tech and high touch, she helps her diverse clients prepare for tomorrow. More here

Leatrice Eiseman is a color specialist who has been called "the international color guru."  Her color expertise is recognized internationally, especially as a prime consultant to Pantone, the leader in color communication and specification. She heads the Eiseman Center for Color Information and Training and is also executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. More here

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Full Speed Ahead: Creating Unshakable Inner Peace to Thrive and Press On in Any Environment with Dr Emma Seppälä & David Essel

Harvesting Happiness full speed ahead

Air Date: Wednesday, December 28, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Why creating a fulfilling, anxiety-free life is within reach
  • The myth behind the power of positive thinking
  • Keys to creating real success
  • How meditation and yoga cleanse the mind and make us more purposeful

Happiness expert Dr. Emma Seppälä, author of the book The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success is the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, leadership writer for Harvard Business Review, and leading expert on health psychology, well-being, and resilience. More here

For the past 23 years, David Essel MS has been a nationally syndicated radio talk show host with both Westwood One and Premiere Radio/ Clear Channel Communications. His show, David Essel Alive! is heard around the world on iHeart Radio., David is also a Master Business, Relationship & Success Coach, Inspirational Speaker,  Addiction Recovery Coach and All Faiths Minister. More here

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Better Understanding for All: How to Clearly See & Hear Others Regardless of Your Personal Views with Nic Askew & Ben Mathes

Better Understanding

Air Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Using photography to connect with others
  • Meaningful listening, especially during times of division
  • Benefits of listening
  • Healing through photography

Nic Askew is an Englishman living in the USA with his wife Caroline and give children under twelve if you include the dog and cat (which he does). He travels the world with his camera, imagination and sometimes family. Nic edits from an attic studio finding peace among the chaos. More here

Ben Mathes is the founder of Urban Confessional: A Free Listening Project. Started as a way to challenge conventional actor training, Urban Confessional is a community of artists who believe people should be heard. Currently in over 25 countries around the world, their volunteers stand on street corners with signs that say "Free Listening". Benjamin has been an actor for over 20 years. More here.

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Building Resilient and Fulfilling Intimate Relationships with Dr Stan Tatkin and Dr Bernie Siegel

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Air Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Getting the best results from dating
  • Why dating is forever
  • Helping your partner when they're in a dark space
  • Being a love warrior

PACT_TatkinHeadshot_2 27 15 (1)Dr. Stan Tatkin is a clinician, researcher, teacher and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). He is the author of two highly received books, Wired for Love and the audio book Your Brain on Love, and coauthored Love and War in Intimate Relationships with Marion Solomon, PhD. His latest book Wired for Dating was released in January 2016. More here

 

 

Bernie-Siegel-240x300Dr. Bernie Siegel’s multi-million best-selling first book, Love, Medicine & Miracles, was published in 1986. He is the author of multiple other books including A Book of Miracles, which is now available in paperback, 101 Exercises for the Soul, and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul. Dr. Siegel lives with his wife in Connecticut. They have five grown children and several grandchildren. More here.

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Becoming Yourself by Living Your Truth with Marianne Williamson and Dr Gail Brenner

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Air Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The antidote to compulsive thinking
  • Surrendering your sorrow
  • Building your faith to allow room for inner peace
  • Learning to live without seeking approval

 

An internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer, Marianne Williamson has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Charlie Rose & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers with four reaching #1. A native of Houston TX, Marianne is the founder of Project Angel Food a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. More here

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, speaker, and author who joyfully helps people discover that suffering is optional—and a lover of truth with a fire that burns brightly. She is the author of The End of Self-Help: Discovering Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary, Brilliant Life. Gail has worked with clients and groups for over 20 years, bringing laser-like clarity to the confusion of common human problems, such as reactive emotions, feelings of personal inadequacy, and relationship struggles. More here

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Mindful Solutions to Chronic Pain with Dr Danny Penman and Dr Jeffrey Greason

Chronic Pain

Air Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Finding peace in a frantic world
  • The advantage of turning toward difficulties
  • How mind-body medicine improves symptoms and bodily function
  • Waking up from autopilot

 

Dr. Danny Penman is a feature writer for the UK's Daily Mail, having formerly worked for the BBC, New Scientist and the Independent newspaper. He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry and specializes in reporting on science, health, the environment, and animal welfare. A keen meditator since his teenage years, he discovered Mindfulness Meditation in 2006 following a terrible paragliding accident that left him temporarily crippled and in constant pain.  More here

Jeffrey M Greeson PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and a faculty member in the Dept. of Psychology at Rowan University. As an Adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and at Duke University Medical Center, he maintains active research collaborations. As a clinician, Jeffrey specializes in integrating mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy to help clients treat and prevent stress-related health problems. His research focuses on understanding how mindfulness training impacts biological and behavioral factors implicated in mental and physical health. More here

 

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Giant Strides with Tiny Chips: Why Nanotechnology is the Next Big Thing with Dr James Mault and Dr Heather Clark

Harvesting Happiness Nanotechnology

Air Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Nanotechnology - what it is and how it can benefit you
  • Cutting edge developments
  • Advantages of nanosensors
  • Industry challenges

 

James R. Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Qualcomm Life. Dr. Mault has more than 30 years of experience in senior executive positions in the Health IT and Medical Device industry as well as clinical medicine. He is the named inventor of over 80 issued and pending US Patents for a variety of novel health information and medical device innovations and has been board-certified in both General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery, having specialized in heart and lung transplantation, thoracic oncology and critical care. More here

Heather Clark PhD is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Northeastern University. She received her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Michigan, and completed a postdoc in the Center for Cell Analysis & Modeling at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Dr. Clark’s research focuses on the development of nanosensors to measure concentrations of ions and small molecules at the cellular level, as well as in vivo. She has received awards for both research and teaching, including the DARPA Young Faculty Award. 

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Teaching Our Children to Find Genuine Connection in an Overly Connected World with Dr Michele Borba and Dr Shauna Shapiro

Air Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Cultivating optimism to build resilience in children
  • Why time-outs and quick fix punishments are lethal to self-control
  • The Mindful Discipline approach
  • How discipline develops & why it matters

MICHELE BORBA, Ed.D., is an internationally renowned educational psychologist and an expert in parenting, bullying, and character development. An award-winning author of twenty-two books and one of the foremost authorities on childhood development in the country, she is a regular NBC contributor who appears regularly on Today and has been featured as an expert on DatelineThe ViewDr. PhilNBC Nightly NewsFox & FriendsDr. Oz, and The Early Show. She lives in Palm Springs, California, with her husband, and she is the mother of three grown sons. More here

 

Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D. is a professor at Santa Clara University, a clinical psychologist, and an internationally recognized expert in mindfulness. A recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies teaching award, acknowledging her outstanding contributions to education and a fellow of the Mind and Life Institute co-founded by the Dalai Lama, Dr. Shapiro lectures and leads mindfulness programs internationally and has been invited to present for the King of Thailand, the Danish Government, and the World Council for Psychotherapy, Beijing, China. Co-author of the critically acclaimed books, The Art and Science of Mindfulness and, Mindful Discipline. Dr. Shapiro’s work has been featured in Wired Magazine, USA Today, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and the American Psychologist. More here


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Discovering New Worlds Inside and Out with Dylan Thuras, Will Arntz & Dierdre Hade

Turning dashed plans and unpleasant surprises into a journey of self-discovery; Journey with Atlas Obscura to scarcely known, rarely seen places

Airs Live On: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The science of surprise - how we change as a result
  • The connection between spiritual transformation and physics
  • Exploring the world's hidden wonders
  • Unique collections in your neighborhood and across the globe

Dylan Thuras's pursuit of the unusual began as a teenager exploring abandoned buildings in the mid-west and eventually took him and his wife Michelle to Budapest for a year, to exploring Eastern Europe's obscure and wondrous locales. After co-producing an evening of wonders with Joshua Foer, the two began hatching plans for their next big project. Creating a way for curious travelers to find the hidden wonders of the world seemed like a heck of a lot of fun, and the Atlas Obscura was born. More here. 

William Arntz started his professional career as a research laser physicist, working on “Star Wars” high energy lasers. Since her early years in Memphis, Tennessee, Deirdre Hade has been an artist and a visionary, writing poetry and conversing with the mystical worlds. At sixteen, her mother diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, Deirdre discovered the healing power of light, enabling her mother to live thirteen years longer than expected. As the founder of Radiance Healing and Meditation, Deirdre has guided people worldwide, teaching them to harness their own inner wisdom and healing potential. She is currently writing her story of life as a modern day mystic. More here

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Food Glorious Food: A Smokin’ Hot Bountiful Harvest of Edible Riches with Steven Raichlen and Cara Mangini

Original Air Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Surprising ingredients you can and should smoke
  • The dos and don'ts of smoking
  • How to select vegetables
  • Vegetable butchery basics

 

Steven Raichlen is the author of The Barbecue! Bible®, How to Grill, Planet Barbecue!,  and six more live-fire cookbooks that have won James Beard and IACP awards. Raichlen has written for The New York Times, Esquire, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit, and he teaches Barbecue University classes at the Broadmoor resort in Colorado Springs. More here

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area and working at some of New York’s and Napa Valley’s top culinary destinations, Cara Mangini developed a passion for produce at its peak and honed her skills in its selection and preparation. Ever since, she’s been on a mission to put vegetables at the center of the American plate. More here

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Fit & Healthy for the Long Haul: Beyond Surviving to Thriving with Dr Pamela Peeke and Dr Eva Selhub

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Surviving to Thriving

Original Air Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Why the strong don't always survive and thrive
  • Five areas of fitness to achieve your best life
  • How to have a  healthy relationship with stress
  • The essential art of building resilience

 

Dr. Pamela Peeke is a nationally renowned physician, scientist, expert and thought leader in the fields of integrative and preventive medicine. A three time New York Times Best selling author, Dr. Peeke is a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, holds dual masters’ degrees in public health and policy, and is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Sports Medicine. As founder of the Peeke Performance Center for Healthy Living™, Dr. Peeke guides men and women in their quest to optimize their quality of life and longevity. More here

Dr. Eva Selhub is an internationally recognized expert, physician, author, speaker and consultant in the fields of stress, resilience, mind-body medicine and working with the natural environment to achieve maximum health and wellbeing. Dr. Eva engages her clients and her audiences with her powerful energy, words of wisdom and scientific knowledge to be empowered to transform themselves, their health and their life for the better.  More here

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Love After Love, Love After Loss with Kristine Carlson and Susan Anderson

Harvesting Happiness Love after Loss

Original Air Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Steps to recover from a painful abandonment
  • How to find and love your new life
  • What to do if you find yourself emotionally stuck
  • Accepting that life has a divine order

 

Kristine CarlsonNew York Times bestselling author of Heartbroken Open, Don't Sweat the Small for Moms and world-renowned speaker, is passionate about spreading her message of returning from grief and waking up to life with more joy and gratitude—and certainly not taking life too seriously. More here.

Susan Anderson is the author of The Abandonment Recovery Workbook, as well as Taming Your Outer Child and The Journey from Abandonment to Healing. The founder of the Outer Child and Abandonment Recovery movements, she has devoted the past 30 years of clinical experience and research to helping people resolve abandonment and overcome self-sabotage. More here.

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Romantic Partnerships: How Slow & Mindful Loving Builds Thriving Relationships with Helen Fisher PhD and Dr Cheryl Fraser

Harvesting Happiness

Airs: Wednesday, October 12, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Passion triangle - what is it and why is it important?
  • Creating mindful sexuality
  • Marital romance and romantic long-term passion
  • Slow love - what is it and how to find it

 

Helen Fisher, PhD Biological Anthropologist, is a Senior Research Fellow, The Kinsey Institute, member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site Match.com. She has conducted extensive research and written six books on the evolution and future of human sex, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain and how your personality style shapes who you are and who you love. She is currently using her knowledge of brain chemistry to discuss the neuroscience of business leadership and innovation. More here.

Dr. Cheryl Fraser is Fulbright Fellowship award-winning psychologist and sex therapist who combines academic credibility, humor and straight talk to provide expertise for all manner of modern media. As a columnist for Mindful and Best Health magazines she explores love, sex, relationships, meditation and the human experience. She created the Become Passion home study series and the Awakened Lover weekend intensive "bootcamp" for couples. More here.

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Solutions for Anxiety: Relief through Awareness & Self-Care with Dr Arthur Ciaramicoli and Dr Reid Wilson

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio anxiety

Original Air Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Ridding yourself of old negative stories
  • Empathetic CBT
  • What makes us susceptible to "noisy" worries
  • Changing the way we talk to ourselves

 

Arthur P. Ciaramicoli, Ed.D., Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been treating clients for more than 30 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Psychological Association. Currently in private practice, Dr. Ciaramicoli has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for several years, lecturer for the American Cancer Society, Chief Psychologist at Metrowest Medical Center, and director of the Metrowest Counseling Center and of the Alternative Medicine division of Metrowest Wellness Center in Framingham, Massachusetts. More here

Reid Wilson, Ph.D., is author of the new book, "Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety & Worry". Dr. Wilson is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill, NC and is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He designed American Airlines' first national program for the fearful flier and served as Program Chair of the National Conferences on Anxiety Disorders for three years. He currently serves as the expert for WebMD's Panic and Anxiety Community. More here

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The Architecture of Life: Breaking & Changing Habits for a Better Version of You with Michael Weinberger and Gretchen Rubin

Harvesting Happiness

Original Air Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • A formula for happiness
  • Why you should bother changing not-so-good-for-you habits
  • How mindfulness and connecting with your inner voice will release the best in you
  • The secret to successfully changing habits

 

Michael Weinberger was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 1994 and has learned how to not only cope, but to thrive while living with his illness. He teaches individuals how to adjust their thoughts to be mindful and grateful for everything their life! Michael is the founder and creator of APlanForLiving.com, a digital mindfulness manager and wellness platform helping people apply gratitude, spirituality and mindfulness to their daily lives. More here

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, Happier at Home and her most recent book Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. Gretchen Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. More here

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Want change...VOTE: Why & How the Upcoming Election Needs YOU! With Chris Carson and Nate Kaplan

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio vote

Original Air Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Why you are important in this election
  • Demystifying the election process
  • What the election is really about. Hint - it's not the candidates
  • Understanding ballot propositions and the electoral process

 

Chris Carson is the 19th president of the League of Women Voters of the United States  and chair of the Board of Trustees of the League of Women Voters Education Fund. A third generation California native, Chris was instrumental in spearheading historic redistricting reform in the state of California, and has expertise on driving legislative campaigns and grassroots advocacy strategies. With a B.A. from Immaculate Heart College and an M.A. in History from the University of Southern California, Ms. Carson taught American history and government. More here.

Nate Kaplan has been an active player on the political scene from coast to coast and is dedicated to promoting political inclusion and civic participation. Nate ran for the office of state representative in his hometown in Central Massachusetts and at 24, he became the youngest candidate in that district’s history to receive a major party nomination. Armed with a Masters Degree in Public Policy from University of Southern California, he worked in  California politics for several years, where he realized the majority of voters have little reliable knowledge about what they are asked to vote on. Nate founded SeePolitical as a solution to educate the electorate. More here.

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The Exquisite Magic of Feeling Seen, Heard & Understood with Ben Mathes & Nic Askew

Harvesting Happiness Talk radio understood

Original Air Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How photography affects the one behind the lens
  • Hearing the biography, not ideology
  • Using photography to heal
  • The impact of feeling heard

Benjamin Mathes is the founder of Urban Confessional: A Free Listening Project. Started as a way to challenge conventional actor training, Urban Confessional is a community of artists who believe people should be heard. More here

Nic Askew is an Englishman living in the USA with his wife Caroline and give children under twelve if you include the dog and cat (which he does). He travels the world with his camera, imagination and sometimes family. Nic edits from an attic studio finding peace among the chaos. More here.

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Approaching Wholeness & Perspective Shifting through the Power of the Personal Narrative with Mark Nepo & Jen Grisanti

Harvesting Happiness Talk radio wholeness

Original Air Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Remaining open while suffering
  • Surrendering to life changes
  • Healing through telling your story
  • Connecting with your emotional truth

Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” Mark was part of Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Tour in 2014 and has appeared several times with Oprah on her Super Soul Sunday program on OWN TV. More here

Jen Grisanti is an acclaimed Story/Career Consultant at Jen Grisanti Consultancy Inc., Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, blogger for The Huffington Post and author. Grisanti started her career in 1992 as an assistant to Aaron Spelling, who served as her mentor for 12 years.  In 2008 Jen launched Jen Grisanti Consultancy so she could help writers break into the industry by giving the same attention and mentorship she received. More here

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Courageously Earnest Conversations About Life & Death with Amy Wallace & Dannion Brinkley

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio death

Airs Wednesday, August 31, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Talking about death - why it is important
  • How to find peace and healing before you or a loved one passes on
  • Helping your loved one transition to death
  • Facing one's own mortality

Amy Wallace grew up in the Boston area, graduating from Wellesley College, then migrated to Northern California – home for most of the 40 years since.  A graduate of the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) she earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology. After years of research she wrote Fear of Death: It's About Life, Actually. Let's Talk About It. More here

Dannion Brinkley  is a premiere crusader on behalf of hospice and palliative care, and is a leading expert on grief and bereavement and a driving force in the integration of complementary and allopathic medicine, especially in end-of-life care. Author of 3 books that have sold over 20 million copies, son of a WWII veteran, and a former Marine himself, Dannion holds our nation’s veterans very close to his heart. In 1997 he co-founded The Twilight Brigade. This non-profit has trained over 6,000 volunteers to be a loving presence at the bedside of veterans making their transition. More here

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The Gifts & Challenges of Failure—How and Why We Learn from Our Mistakes with Amy Edmondson & Jessica Lahey

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio failure

Original Air Date: August 24, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Why failure is not only necessary, it's good!
  • The essential skill of learning from failure
  • Why overparenting doesn't work
  • How to foster intrinsic motivation

 

Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions that lead to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. Follow her on Twitter @AmyCEdmondson.

Jessica Lahey is an educator, writer, and speaker. She is an English and writing teacher, correspondent for the Atlantic, commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and writes the "Parent-Teacher Conference" column for the New York Times. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. Find more here.

 

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Harvesting Healthy Habits for the Good Life with Ben Dolnick and Dr Amy Johnson

Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio

Original Air Date: August 17, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to refine your inner clock
  • The secret to making permanent, long-lasting change
  • The role of insight versus information
  • How to fit more into your day yet feel more relaxed

 

Ben Dolnick is the author of three novels, including his most recent, At the Bottom of Everything. His writing has appeared in GQ, the New York Times, and NPR. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. More here.

Amy Johnson, PhD, is a psychologist and coach who works with clients worldwide through individual coaching, workshops, and retreats. She is author of Being Human: Essays on Thoughtmares, Bouncing Back, and Your True Nature (2013), and The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit.  She devotes a large portion of her coaching practice to helping people understand the psycho-spiritual principles that explain all human behavior, and helping people end unwanted habits. More here

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Entrepreneurial Hook-Ups: Making Conscious & Impactful Professional Connections with Jessica Alter and Matt Nolan

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Original Air Date: August 10, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • New methods of collaboration yielding tremendous results
  • Why having the right people on your team trumps a good idea
  • How to connect with the right people to help your goal become reality
  • Using technology to cross social divide

 

Jessica Alter is the Cofounder & CEO of FounderDating, the premier network for entrepreneurs and advisors to connect, share and help one and other.  Previously, Jessica led Business Development and was GM of Platforms at Bebo (Acquired by AOL).  Prior to Bebo Jessica worked in business development at Hands-On Mobile.  She is also a mentor at 500 Startups.  She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School. More here

Matthew Nolan is a social entrepreneur and technologist. He is the founder of four successful companies including Verona, a swipe app aimed at world peace which introduces people who want to cross a social divide. Verona most recently won Fast Companies “Most Innovative Company of 2016” award and was honored by the Webby awards. More here

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Creating an Uncontested Market Space through Blue Ocean Strategy: Make the Competition Irrelevant with Dr. Zunaira Munir & Dave Schmelzer

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Original Air Date: August 3, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Blue Ocean Strategy - what it is and how it can benefit you
  • How to gain an edge over your competition
  • Limitless possibilities with strategic innovation
  • A new brand of faith that's bringing people together

 

Dr. Zunaira Munir is a Senior Expert of the Global Blue Ocean Strategy Network As a blue ocean strategy consultant and corporate trainer her client list reads who’s who in business, spanning across a number of Fortune 100 and other prominent big and small companies around the world in a wide range of industries including healthcare, biotech, energy, consumer goods, IT, semiconductors, banking and many more. In the public sector, she has helped the professors apply Blue Ocean Strategy at the national level in Malaysia. Find more here.

Dave Schmelzer is the Executive Director of Blue Ocean Faith, an innovative network of churches throughout the country that are looking to thrive in very non churchgoing settings.  Earlier, he served for 15 years as founding pastor of what is now Reservoir Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He’s spoken at many universities such as Harvard, MIT, Tufts, USC and Stanford and at churches throughout the U.S. and Europe. Dave is the author of Not the Religious Type: Confessions of a Turncoat Atheist (Tyndale 2008). He has a background both in theology (Fuller Seminary) and the arts (Stanford University and a decade working as a playwright). He lives in Santa Monica with his wife, Grace, and their five children. More here.

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Compassionate Global Citizenry: Social Action for A Better Life & World with Madge Thomas & Sanah Jivani

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Original Air Date: July 27, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Ways to be a global citizen
  • Ways to make a difference for others around the world
  • Turning depression into a message of hope and inspiration for others
  • Finding happiness and confidence

 

Madge Thomas is the Global Policy and Advocacy (GPA) manager for Global Citizen.  A qualified lawyer with experience in human rights, international affairs and development, Madge has been a representative at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York on behalf of the NGO sector. She has advised UN agencies, Governments and NGOs on UN instruments including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People,Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the Convention Against Torture. More here.

Sanah Jivani is an honors college student double majoring in sociology and communications at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is the founder of The Love Your Natural Self  Foundation, a non-profit striving to empower others. Sanah started this organization after losing all of her hair to Alopecia in the seventh grade and struggling with wigs, bullying and low self-worth. She has decided to change the world through hard work and positive energy. More here.

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Developing Inner & Outer Strength for All: Emotional and Physical Fitness with Amy Edelstein & Rupa Mehta

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Airs Wednesday, July 20, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Fostering kindness and self-assurance in our youth
  • Mindfulness and connectedness
  • Emotional weight - what it is and how to release it
  • The connection between emotional fitness and physical fitness

 

Amy Edelstein, educator, author, and public speaker is a powerful communicator of ideas and beliefs that can help us transform ourselves and the culture we live in. In 2014 she founded the nonprofit Inner Strength Foundation, which now works with over eight hundred inner city adolescents teaching mindfulness and a developmental perspective. More here.

Rupa Mehta is a teacher, entrepreneur, author and fitness expert who has helped thousands of adults and youth become healthier individuals. She is the founder of Nalini Method and Nalini KIDS, both based on Rupa’s wellness philosophy that true health is achieved by being both emotionally and physically fit. More here.

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Training for Peak Performance Through the Inner Game of Self-Mastery with Tim Gallwey and Tony Horton

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Original Air Date: July 13, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The new way to learn excellence
  • Why trusting yourself is important and how to do it
  • Why you ought to do your best and forget the rest
  • Why consistence reigns supreme

On what was meant to be a sabbatical from a career in college administration, Tim Gallwey worked as a tennis instructor in Monterey, CA. Initially, he focused his efforts on giving traditional instructions with mixed results. He soon discovered that if he simply invited his students to focus their awareness on their strokes as they were, technique evolved naturally and seemed to self correct. From this discovery came Gallwey’s first book, The Inner Game of Tennis, which has sold over two million copies. Other books in the Inner Game series include applications to Golf, Music, Work and Stress. Learn more here.

Tony Horton is the wildly popular creator of the best-selling fitness series: P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3®, Ten Minute Trainer®, and most recently his 22-Minute military inspired workout, 22 Minute Hard Corps®. Tony is a world-class motivational speaker and the author of top-selling books Bring It, Crush It! and his latest motivational book, The Big Picture 11 Laws that will change your life. More here

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The Science of Happiness...So Much More Than Just Positive Thinking with David Essel and Dr Emma Seppälä

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Original Air Date: July 6, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Keys to creating success
  • Is positive thinking simply a myth?
  • How meditation and yoga cleanse the mind and make us more purposeful
  • A fulfilling and anxiety free life is within reach

 

For the past 23 years, David Essel MS has been a nationally syndicated radio talk show host with both Westwood One and Premiere Radio/ Clear Channel Communications. His show, David Essel Alive! is heard around the world on iHeart Radio., David is also a Master Business, Relationship & Success Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Addiction Recovery Coach and All Faiths Minister. Find more here.

Happiness expert Emma Seppälä, author of the book The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success is the Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, leadership writer for Harvard Business Review, and leading expert on health psychology, well-being, and resilience. Learn more here

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No B.S. Spirituality: Heartfelt Wisdom & Truth for the Emotional Explorer with Dr. Alex Lickerman and Chris Grosso

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Original Air Date: June 29, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to practice compassionate spiritual discernment
  • The mystery of interbeing - convincing yourself that you're really connected to everything
  • Finding your mission
  • Expecting obstacles and learning to stand alone

 

Alex Lickerman is a physician, former assistant professor of medicine, director of primary care, and assistant vice president for Student Health and Counseling Services at the University of Chicago. He currently leads a direct primary care private practice called ImagineMD in Chicago. He is the author of The Undefeated Mind: On the Science of Constructing an Indestructible Self, published in 2012.  More here.

Chris Grosso is a public speaker, writer, spiritual director of Tovio by Advocacy Unlimited, teacher with the Worldwide Insight Organization, and author of Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality and Everything Mind: What I’ve Learned About Hard Knocks, Spiritual Awakening and the Mind-Blowing Truth of it All. Find more about Chris here.

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Making Betters Doctors & Building Better Medical Bedside Manner with Dr. Ryan Gray & Dr. Helen Riess

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Original Air Date: June 22, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The biggest challenges faced by med students
  • How mentoring of pre-med and med students is changing medicine the medical community
  • What the key pieces to are to connecting with others
  • Research showing that empathy from doctors and medical staff improves health outcomes

 

Dr. Ryan Gray received his undergrad degree from the University of Florida before going on to New York Medical College to earn his M.D. In 2012, after realizing a need for a better source of premed information, he started the Medical School Headquarters. Through the Medical School Headquarters, The Premed Years podcast, and working 1-on-1 with premed students, Dr. Gray has directly impacted the journeys for hundreds of thousands of students to give them a better chance at getting into medical school. Learn more here.

Helen Riess, M.D. is Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of Empathetics,Inc., Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, a core member of the Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (CREIO) and faculty of the Harvard Macy Institute. Her TEDx talk, "The Power of Empathy" has been seen by over 130,000 viewers. In 2012 Dr. Riess co-Founded Empathetics Inc., a company that translates her research-based curricula into accessible live and web-based empathy solutions for healthcare professionals. More here.

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Skilled Habits of Self-Mastery: Promoting Permanent & Perpetual Positive Change with Dr. Jason Selk & Charles Duhigg

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Original Air Date: June 15, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to avoid typical daily distractions and interruptions
  • What we can learn from Marines and nursing home residents about generating motivation
  • What mental toughness is
  • Can it be learned?

 

Dr Jason Selk LPC, NCC was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals to be their first Director of Mental Training in 2006, and in that very season they went on to win their first World Series in 20 years, and another in 2011. Using the successful mental training techniques he developed, Jason now works with the world's finest athletes, coaches, entrepreneurs, and business leaders to help them outperform their competition. Read more here

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Power of Habit. He is a winner of the National Academies of Sciences, National Journalism, and George Polk awards. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Yale College, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children. More here

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The Age of Conscious Transformation & Personal Transcendence with Sperry Andrews and Jared Rosen

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Original Air Date: June 8, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How conscious conversation reveals what humanity has been seeking
  • Has the New Age already passed?
  • What Whole Self Management is
  • Changes brought through near death experience

 

One-on-one, or as a group facilitator, Sperry Andrews loves sharing this Universe both experientially and insightfully. As founder/director of the Human Connection Institute (HCI), Sperry has collaborated with eminent scientists and educators conducting both objective and experiential research, into the emergence of a commonly sensed consciousness. Sperry was formally educated at Antioch College, Maryland Art Institute, New School for Social Research, State University of New York and City College, San Francisco. Learn more about Sperry and the Connection Institute here.

Born in Brooklyn in the 1950’s, Jared Rosen was destined to live the life of an artist. After showing his art and performing in clubs in Soho in the 1970’s he obtained a Master’s Degree in Music Therapy. Ever the creative he introduced his own form of guided imagery and self-expression into psychiatric hospitals as well as developing and teaching Whole Self Management to executives in the US and abroad. As founder of Dream Sculpt Media, Jared has produced dozens of digital media e-books for best-selling authors. His latest book is titled Drowning in the Light: Memoirs of the New Age. Learn more about  Jared here.

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Rebooting & Rewiring Our Relationships with Substance Abuse Recovery

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With Erica Spiegelman and Dr. Tian Dayton

Original Air Date: June 1, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The role relating to the whole self has in achieving recovery
  • Reaching for emotional, mental and physical freedom
  • ACoA Trauma Syndrome: what it is and how it affects adult relationships
  • Steps toward healing the fragmented self

 

Erica Spiegelman is an Addiction Specialist, Counselor, Author and Speaker. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Literature from the University of Arizona and a degree as a California State Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (CADAC-I) from University of California, Los Angeles. Erica works with several treatment centers in California, including the Living Rebos Treatment Center, Klean Treatment Center, and Passages Malibu. She is a regular Wellness and Addiction expert on news shows, media outlets, writes for Maria Shriver, and often co-hosts a weekly radio show Klean Radio on Sirius XM. Find more here.

Dr. Tian Dayton is the Director of Program Development for Breathe Life Healing Center. She is the author of fifteen books, most recently The ACOA Trauma Syndrome: The Impact of Childhood Pain on Adult Relationships. Dr Dayton has earned has a master’s in educational psychology and a PhD in clinical psychology and is a board certified trainer in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy. In addition, Dr Dayton is editor in chief of the Journal of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, sits on the professional standards committee and blogs for Counselor Magazine, Recovery View and The Huffington Post. More here.

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New Hope for Mood Management and Mental Health: Confronting, De-Stigmatizing & Dealing with Depression

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Original Air Date: May 25, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Breakthrough approaches to treating depression
  • The paradigm shift in how depression treatment is approached
  • How self-esteem impacts behavior
  • The science behind making healthy changes

 

Dr. David Feifel earned a Medical Degree and a Ph.D in neurobiology from the University of Toronto, Canada, completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Toronto General Hospital and his residency training in Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego where currently he currently holds the rank of full Professor. You'll find more here.

Dr. Doug Lisle received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and taught at Stanford University before becoming the Director of Research for the TrueNorth Health Center in Northern California. He is the co-author of The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health and Happiness. Dr. Lisle also serves as the psychologist for The McDougall Wellness Program, and is in private practice in Santa Rosa, California. He is the founder of a new perspective in motivational psychology called Esteem Dynamics. Read more here.

 

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Busy, Stressed and Food Obsessed

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Original Air Date: May 18, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • What's really behind your food cravings?
  • Eating disorders
  • Fostering awareness by eating without distractions
  • Finding your artistic voice

 

Lisa Lewtan is a Healthy Living Strategist and the founder of Healthy, Happy, and Hip. Using the skills she developed as a successful technology entrepreneur, Lisa self-hacked her own mind and body to restore her health and then go on to feel better than ever. A graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, she now helps highly successful superstars to slow down, chill-out, develop a better relationship with food, look good, and feel great. Her new book, Busy, Stressed, and Food Obsessed (2015) provides tools to help highly successful Superwomen slow down, chill out, develop a better relationship with food, and feel great - more here.

While at the University of Redlands, Jessie Kahnweiler quickly began ditching class in order to make documentaries. For her thesis film, Little America, she hitchhiked across the country to explore the world of America’s truck drivers.  Currently Jessie is developing several TV projects including “The Skinny” a comedy about women, bodies, and food. Jessie makes films to make the world feel like home. She lives in LosAngeles with her plants- more here.

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Conscious Caregiving & Dying-The Last Frontiers of Life

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Original Air Date: May 11, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • A New Vision for End of Life Care Including Pailliative and Hospice
  • How to Live While Consciously Dying
  • Beginning a Narrative With Your Loved Ones About Dying 
  • Eco-Friendly Burial Options


Rev. Dr. Herbert A. Anderson
 is the author or co-author of over 90 articles and 13 books on topics such as death and grief, family living, ritual and narrative, empathy, leaving home and living alone, men’s spirituality, suicide, outpatient care, hospitality, and sense and nonsense in the wisdom of Dr. Seuss’. He last taught at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley and continues as a member of the Core Doctoral Faculty of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley as Research Professor of Practical Theology and is Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago where he taught for 15 years. His most recent book was co-authored with Karen Speerstra and is entitled The Divine Art of Dying: How to Live Well While Dying. Herbert is retired and living in Sonoma, California. Read more here

Raoul Breitzel is passionate about the material and the design of objects, believing that working between these two constraints (material and form) can well convey the emotional impulse behind the initial idea of the project. Beginning as industrial designer, he became convinced that the need for ecological ethics is rarely respected by mass production. Raoul developed projects deemed industrially impractical turning to less frequented areas of design. Alongside the decade-long dedication to Capsula Mundi, he runs a workshop where he develops projects from design to completion, focusing mainly on wood. Raoul’s Eola lamp has been in the design collection of the MOMA Museum in New York since 1995. He lives and works in Rome, Italy. View more here

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Know Your Purpose + Make It Happen: Attention. Intention. Action. Repeat

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With Dan Millman and Stever Robbins

Airs Wednesday, May 4, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Why We Are Here to Fulfill Four Fundamental Purposes
  • How to Find Direction When Faced With Difficult Challenges
  • Taming the Task
  • Knowing When to Say "No"

An expert in careers, productivity, and entrepreneurship, Stever Robbins creates programs to help people “Live an Extraordinary Life.” A serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and executive curriculum designer, Stever also hosts the wildly popular Get-It-Done-Guy  podcast .  He is the author of It Takes a Lot More than Attitude…to Lead a Stellar Organization and Get-it-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More, an Amazon Business & Investing top–10 best-seller. Stever is co-writer and lyricist of the musical Work Less and Do More: The (Zombie) Musical,  a graduate of Harvard Business School and MIT, and is a certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP. Learn more here.

Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan's teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior's Way, expressed fully in his books and lectures. His work continues to evolve over time, to meet the needs of a changing world. Dan and his wife Joy live in northern California. They have three grown daughters and two grandsons so far. Learn more here.

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The Heart of the Matter: Relationships and Bringing the Sexy Sizzle Back

With Michaela Boehm and Beatty Cohan

Airs Wednesday, April 27, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to Define Intimacy
  • What is Polarity and Hw to Make it Work
  • Keeping That Sexy Sizzle for the Long Term
  • What Goes on in the Bedrooms of Happy Couples
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Michaela Boehm teaches and counsels internationally as an expert in intimacy and sexuality. Born and raised in Austria, Michaela combines her background in psychology and extensive clinical experience with her in-depth training in the yogic arts as a classical Kashmiri Tantric lineage holder into a unique offering of experiential learning. She is passionate about teaching skills that enhance deep intimacy, lasting attraction and give each participant the tools for full embodiment and capacity.  More here.

 

 

 

beattyFor over 35 years Beatty Cohan's most important and rewarding work has been successfully treating adolescents and adults of all ages and stages in life for depression, anxiety, addictions of every kind, early child sexual abuse and relationship and sexual problems. Beatty currently has offices in New York City and Sarasota, Florida and is a regular columnist for Huffington Post, The Three Tomatoes and Fox Health. Learn more here.

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Less Stress = More Happy: Capturing Control of the Human Dashboard-- Our Minds

With Don J. Goewey & Dr. Sandra Scheinbaum

Airs Wednesday, April 20, 2016

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Five Components to Wellbeing
  • Functional Medicine and Positive Psychology
  • Benefits of Ending Stress
  • Tools to End Stress

Don_Joseph_GoeweyDon Joseph Goewey is managing partner of ProAttitude, a human performance firm with the mission of elevating the experience of work in corporate America. He is the author of three books, including The End of Stress ~ Four Steps to Rewiring Your Brain (Simon & Schuster, 2014). Don has also directed a research team that developed a solution to stress based on recent breakthroughs in neuroscience. Learn more at www.endofstressbook.com.

 

 

 

Dr. Sandra ScheinbaumDr. Sandra Scheinbaum is the founder and CEO of the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, a program established in collaboration with The Institute for Functional Medicine.  An Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and licensed clinical psychologist with a Master’s degree in learning disabilities, Dr. Scheinbaum has specialized in blending mind-body medicine with positive psychology and taught stress management to both children and adults for over 40 years.  A board-certified senior fellow in biofeedback, certified health coach and registered yoga instructor, she is the author of Stop Panic Attacks in 10 Easy Steps: Using Functional Medicine to Calm Your Mind and Body with Drug-Free Techniques and How to Give Clients the Skills to Stop Panic Attacks. Read more about Dr. Scheinbaum here


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Redefining and Rebooting Our Relationship with The Mighty Dollar— Resources & Retirement for Real People

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to Make Your Money Grow and Get Your Expenses Under Control
  • Why Eating Better and Exercising Can Help You Save LOTS of Money
  • Changes in Investing and Finance Since The Great Recession
  • What is an Angel Investor and How to Connect With One

Teresa Ghilarducci is an expert on retirement, pensions, and personal savings and the Bernard L. and Irene Schwartz Chair in Economic Policy Analysis at The New School for Social Research. She has a PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and taught previously at the University of Notre Dame. Her 2008 book, When I’m Sixty-Four: The Plot Against Pensions and the Plan to Save Them, was recognized for containing the best economic idea of 2008 by The New York Times. She has written for and been featured in The New York Times, Money, Kiplinger’s, Businessweek, U.S. News & World Report, Parade, and more.  Her latest book is titled How to Retire with Enough Money: and How to Know What Enough IsLearn more about Teresa here.  

Ross D. Blankenship is a six time bestselling author, angel investor and expert on billion dollar startups and the JOBS Act. In addition to being the expert on Startups & Venture Capital Investing in Startups, Ross  also advises several top cybersecurity and biotechnology companies. He has successfully raised capital for startups and been featured in TechCrunch, Mashable and US News and World Report magazine.  Founding Partner and CEO at Angel Kings, Ross just released book on venture capital and angel investing in America called Kings Over Aces. Learn more about Ross here.

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Life On-Purpose & The Quest for Meaning Along The Way

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Reframing and Retextualizing Your Experiences
  • Rediscovering the Lost Spiritual History of the West
  • The Significance of Community in Life and the Quest for Meaning
  • Where we are in the Struggle for an Ecological and Holistic Future
Ralph White is co-founder of the New York Open Center, the city’s leading center of holistic learning for the last 32 years. He is the author of the new memoir, The Jeweled Highway: On the Quest for a Life of Meaning. Born in Wales, he came to the US as a Fulbright Scholar. His life has placed him at the heart of the movement for holistic consciousness for the last 40 years. He is a world traveler, a public speaker, a creative director, editor and conference director. He introduced and edited the anthology, The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited, which emerged from the Esoteric Quest conference series he founded. Learn more about Ralph here.
 
Michael Wiese has worked for over 35 years bringing forth films, videos, books, and television programs.  He has experience both at the executive corporate level and as an independent producer and director.  His company –MICHAEL WIESE PRODUCTIONS – is the world’s leading publisher of books on filmmaking and screenwriting with over 200 titles which are used in over 700 film schools throughout the world. Five years ago, with his wife Geraldine, he launched DIVINE ARTS, a book imprint devoted to self-transformation and plant medicine books. His most recent book - Onward and Upward: Reflections of a Joyful Life - are his memoirs which received two top publishing awards for “Best Autobiography of 2013” from COVR and “Best Memoir” 2013 from CHOICE. Learn more about Michael here.
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Future-Tripping: Exploring Dynamic Pathways of Industry & Technology of Tomorrow

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During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Buckminster Fuller’s 56 Year Personal Experiment
  • The Essence of Fuller’s Unique Message and Why it it Important
  • What the Infrastructure of Our Future Will Look Like
  • What Emerging Industries Will Surge Ahead

L. Steven Sieden has been a student of and advocate for Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller since 1981 when he spent three months on a beach studying Critical Path. Steven worked on Fuller’s Integrity Days–the last series of public appearances Fuller made, and when Fuller died in July 1983, he began working with The Buckminster Fuller Institute to produce events using a portion of Fuller’s vast recorded archive. His latest Buckminster Fuller book is A Fuller View, Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Hope and Abundance for All. You can learn more about Steven here.

Thomas Frey is the Senior Futurist at DaVinci Institute, and Google’s top rated Futurist Speaker. Thomas works closely with his Board of Visionaries to develop original research studies. This enables him to speak on unusual topics and translate trends into unique business opportunities. Mr. Frey continually pushes the envelope of understanding, creating fascinating images of the world to come. His keynote talks on futurist topics have captivated people ranging from high level government officials to executives in Fortune 500 companies. You can learn more about Thomas here.

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Loneliness: A Modern Emotional Epidemic & What We Can Do About It With Kira Asatryan and Dr. Joel Levey

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During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Best Place to Begin Creating Inner Harmony
  • Why Loneliness is si Pervasive in our Society Today
  • How to Truly Connect With Others Even if You Don’t Feel Like it
  • Three Things You Can Do to Stop Feeling Lonely Now
Kira Asatryan is a couples coach and a team coach who trains Silicon Valley startups to work cohesively. She is also a popular blogger on Psychology Today and other sites. According to Asatryan, closeness is the foundation of all happy and long-lasting relationships, whether romantic, platonic, familial, or business. Stop Being Lonely explains that all relationships lie somewhere on the spectrum from distant to close — and the closer to “close,” the better the relationship. In her book Stop Being Lonely (February 2016)  Kira goes on to present a complete program for making any relationship closer. Learn more about Kira here.
 
Dr. Joel Levey co-founded Wisdom at Work and The International Center for Corporate Culture and Organizational Health at InnerWork Technologies, Inc., a Seattle-based firm dedicated to developing and renewing organizational cultures and communities in which extra-ordinary levels of inspired leadership, cooperation, synergy, collective intelligence, and change resilience can thrive with his wife Michelle. They work with organizations and communities around the globe to inspire people to deepen the wisdom, wonder, compassion, resilience, and creativity they bring to life, work, and relationships amidst the myriad changes, challenges, and opportunities of these turbulent and rapidly shifting times. Learn more about Joel here.
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Eating Our Way to Happiness through Healthy Foods & Creative Cooking

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During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Dispelling Long Held Cooking Myths
  • Philosophy of Recipe Development
  • How the Health of Your Gut is Tied to Your Mood
  • Diet Control Isn’t Always About Will Power

Karen Wang Diggs is a classically trained chef, nutritionist, culinary instructor, and author of Happy Foods: Over 100 Mood-Boosting Recipes. After working in Hong Kong at the Mandarin Oriental and other restaurants she returned to San Francisco with her rich culinary skills. Ready for a shift, she returned to school and gained her certification in holistic nutrition.   Merging her passion for cooking with her knowledge of nutrition has allowed her to help people achieve optimal health through detoxification and weight loss workshops, and therapeutic cooking classes.  Learn more about Karen here.

 J. Kenji López-Alt is the managing culinary director of SeriousEats.com, author of The Food Lab: Better Cooking Through Science—a New York Times bestseller—and the James Beard Award-nominated column The Food Lab. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Adriana and two dogs, Jamón and Shabu. His first book, The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science is a New York Times Bestseller. Learn more about him here.

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Don’t Believe Everything You Think & Feel— Managing the Mind, Sometimes with F-Bombs

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During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Why Paying Attention to Feelings Doesn’t Always Lead to Solid Decisions
  • How to Feel Your Feelings Without Caving in to Them
  • Why Cursing or Using Profanity Can Make One Feel Better
  • Finding Positive Ways to Live With What You Can’t Change

Dr. Michael I. Bennett, educated at both Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, is a board-certified psychiatrist, Canadian, and Red Sox fan. While he’s worked in every aspect of his field, from hospital administration to managed care, his major interest is his private practice which he’s been running for almost thirty years. He is the author of F*CK FEELINGS, with his daughter Sarah Bennett, he lives with his wife in Boston. Learn more here.

Sarah Bennett has written for magazines, the Internet, television, and books. She also spent two years writing for a monthly sketch comedy show at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. When not living by her philosophy of “will write for food,” Sarah walks her dog, watches Red Sox games, and avoids eye contact with other humans. Somehow, she lives in New Hampshire and works in New York. F*CK FEELINGS, written with her father Dr. Michael I. Bennett, is her first book.

Jason Headley’s short films have been featured on NBC’s TODAY Show, SundanceTV, the front page of Funny or Die, the TED Conference, Vimeo Staff Picks, and film festivals far and wide. Jason began his storytelling career in earnest with the publication of his novel, Small Town Odds. His screenplays have made the Quarterfinals of the Nicholl Fellowship, the second round of consideration for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and the quarter- and semifinals of other national competitions. Learn more about Jason here.

 

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Finding Peace, Mindfulness & Practicality in Old-Fashioned Community Hobbies

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During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Great Joy in Creating Something to Give to Others
  • The Connection Between Charities and Quilters
  • How to Take a Step Back in Order to Move Forward
  • Finding Spiritual Rewards and Sense of Community in Domestic Hobbies
 

Ruth McHaney Danner is a longtime quilter living in Spokane, Washington. She’s a member of the Washington State Quilters Spokane Chapter, as well as smaller quilt groups and online groups. Her first book, What I Learned from God While Quilting, was published in 2000 and reprinted in 2003. It’s now available as an e-book. Her new offering, Making a World of Difference, One Quilt at a Time, was published in November 2015 in both print and electronic formats. Each chapter presents a person or group who uses quilting skills to benefit others. The author believes strongly in donating quilts to charities and fund-raisers, and she’s done so herself for many years. Learn more about Ruth here.

Barb Webb is a sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture. Born under the earth sign, Taurus, she arrived in the world ready to start nurturing, digging and planting! She believes Irish cuisine is seriously undervalued and that if we simply open our minds and hearts to listen, the universe is an excellent guide. Award-winning author of “Getting Laid: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Chickens, Gardening and Preserving,” Barb Webb is also the Owner/Editor of the popular blogs RuralMom.com and SustainableChick.com. Her husband, three children, new grandchild and all the chickens in the coop indulge her quirks, love of all things green and desire to help others.

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Awakening the Hardiness of the Modern Day Super Hero Living Within Us All

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During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Rethinking Mental Health Disorders
  • Tips For Parents With Struggling Children
  • Connecting With Our Inner Super Hero
  • Using Art & Film to Make a Positive Impact
Brett Culp is an award-winning filmmaker who creates touching and emotionally gripping documentary stories. From tales of everyday superheroes to the stories of children in the villages of Haiti to the daring exploits of military legends, he uncovers powerful human experiences through inspiring and engaging filmmaking. He is the co-founder of The Rising Heroes Project, a not-for-profit organization that creates uplifting movies for charitable and educational purposes. Learn more about Brett here.
   

Eric Maisel was born in the Bronx, New York, where he lived until the age of 5. He grew up in Brooklyn, attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, and briefly attended Brooklyn College. After serving in the Army from 1965 – 1968 he attended Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, where he received a B.S. in philosophy. He earned a master’s degree in creative writing from San Francisco State University. Dr. Maisel writes for Psychology Today online, a monthly print column for Professional Artist Magazine, and occasional pieces for the Huffington Post. Learn more about Eric here.

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Listener Favorite Returns! Serving Up Deliciousness: Eat Passionately, Live Well & Let Longevity Flourish With Dan Buettner and Dan Pashman

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Blue Zones and What They Can Teach Us
  • Why Going Blue Can Make Us Healthier and Happier
  • Getting the Perfect Deliciousness Out of Every Bite You Take
  • Simple Hacks for Your Food for Optimal Eating
Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner is the founder of Blue Zones, an organization that helps Americans live longer, healthier lives. His groundbreaking work on longevity led to his 2005 National Geographic cover story “Secrets of Living Longer” and two national best-sellers, “The Blue Zones” and “Thrive.” He lives in Minneapolis and can be found on Facebook and Twitter and through his website bluezones.com 
Dan Pashman

Dan Pashman is the James Beard Award-nominated host of WNYC’s Sporkful food podcast and Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It Wrong, as well as the author of Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious. Dan’s also a contributor to NPR, Slate, BuzzFeed, and LA’s KCRW.

You can learn more about Dan here.

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Holiday Sacred Space and the Art of Standing in Line With Rivvy Neshama and David Andrews

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to Find Your Sacred Space and Center in the Midst of Holiday Madness
  • How to Connect with Holiday Sacredness — in Your Home & in Yourself
  • Everyday Sacredness
  • The Benefits of Standing in Line
  • The Relationship Between Waiting and Thinking
Rivvy neshama

Rivvy Neshama is a writer, editor, and community organizer, and the author of the recent, award-winning book, “RECIPES FOR A SACRED LIFE: True Stories and a Few Miracles.”

From dancing to forgiving, from making love to making lists, “Recipes for a Sacred Life” invites us to experience the sacred in unexpected places and everyday life. The stories are magical yet down-to-earth. They remind us of the sacredness of our own lives, and connect us more deeply with love, joy, and purpose.

Since its publication, “Recipes…” has received five national awards, including best spiritual/inspirational book of 2014. Critics have praised it for being “uplifting, witty & wise,”  “healing,” “laugh-out-loud funny,” and  “unconventionally inspiring.” FIRST for Women magazine named it the best guide to happiness they have found, while Women’s Adventure magazine called it “the essential handbook to living a sacred and meaningful life.” Publishers Weekly called it “exquisite storytelling … written in the spirit of Elizabeth Gilbert or Anne Lamott.” And Redbook magazine wrote: “Recipes for a Sacred Life left us moved—and changed. Wise, poignant, funny, and inspiring.”

Rivvy’s own spiritual path draws from many sources: Eastern and Western religions, Native traditions, and her mom! She holds degrees in philosophy, comparative literature, social work, and education. Her writing has appeared in such publications as Ms., Glamour, Spirituality & Health, and The New York Times.

Rivvy lives in Boulder, Colorado, and Sag Harbor, New York, with her husband, British author John Wilcockson.

You can learn more about Rivvy here.

 

David Andrews

DAVID ANDREWS was raised in Washington State and Bucharest, Romania (a land of impossibly long lines), and once served as a Russian linguist for the U.S. Navy.

You can learn more about David here.

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Brain Happy With Dr. Alex Korb and Dr. Dan Siegel

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Neurochemistry of Depression
  • The Elements of Positive Neuroscience
  • Our Brain on Relationships
  • A “Healthy Brain” is an Integrated and Integrating Brain
  • A “Happy Mind” is a Mind that Arises from an Integrating Brain, and from Integrating Relationships
Alex Korb

Dr. Alex Korb is a neuroscientist, writer and coach. He has studied the brain for over 15 years and is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. He also writes a blog for Psychology Today called PreFrontal Nudity. Outside of the lab he is head coach of the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, and he has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.

You can learn more about Alex here.

 

Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.  He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dr. Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel’s Mindsight approach.

Dr. Siegel’s unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups of mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx. He lives in Southern California with his family.

You can learn more about Dan here.

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The Adult Coloring Book Craze: Therapy and Play With Johanna Basford and Dr. Ben Michaelis

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Insight from Best-Selling Adult Coloring Book Author Johanna Basford
  • Therapy and Play Through Coloring
  • Coloring as Part of Flow
  • Changes In Our Brain
  • Why Coloring Works in Therapy and in Play
Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her previous bestselling books, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Johanna is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She likes sugar mice, floral teacups, peonies, and bumblebees.

Visit her online at johannabasford.com.

 

Ben Michaelis

Dr. Ben Michaelis is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Manhattan. Dr. Michaelis works with entrepreneurs and artists who are looking to improve their self-awareness and increase their motivation in order to discover and execute on the Next Big Thing.  Dr. Michaelis writes and speaks regularly about mental health, creativity, and motivation. He is the author of numerous popular and scholarly articles and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Dr. Michaelis is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated TV shows such as, NBC’s The Today Show, Fox News, and MSNBC’s Your Business. Dr. Michaelis is the author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy.

You can learn more about Ben here.

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Tradition and Food: Connecting over the Table With Dan Pashman and Suzanne Cope

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How the Act of Thanks is Shown Through Food and Cooking
  • Engaging All Our Senses Through Food
  • Experiences Over Objects Leading to Joy
  • Learning Tradition from Past Generations
  • Holiday Cultural Traditions
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Dan Pashman is the James Beard Award-nominated host of WNYC’s Sporkful food podcast and Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It Wrong, as well as the author of Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious. Dan’s also a contributor to NPR, Slate, BuzzFeed, and LA’s KCRW.

As creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You’re Eating It Wrong, Dan Pashman is obsessed with doing just that. Eat More Better weaves science and humor into a definitive, illustrated guidebook for anyone who loves food. But this book isn’t for foodies. It’s for eaters.

Pashman analyzes everyday foods in extraordinary detail to answer some of the most pressing questions of our time, including: Is a cheeseburger better when the cheese is on the bottom, closer to your tongue, to accentuate cheesy goodness? What are the ethics of cherry-picking specific ingredients from a snack mix? And what role does surface-area-to-volume ratio play in fried food enjoyment and ice cube selection?

Eat More Better is a tongue-in-cheek textbook that teaches readers to eat for maximum pleasure. Chapters are divided into subjects like engineering, philosophy, economics, and physical science, and feature hundreds of drawings, charts, and infographics to illustrate key concepts like The Porklift—a bacon lattice structure placed beneath a pancake stack to elevate it off the plate, thus preventing the bottom pancake from becoming soggy with syrup and imbuing the bacon with maple-based deliciousness.

Eat More Better combines Pashman’s award-winning writing with his unparalleled field research, collected over thirty-seven years of eating at least three times a day. It delivers entertaining, fascinating, and practical insights that will satisfy your mind and stomach, and change the way you look at food forever.

You can learn more about Dan here.

 

Suzanne Cope

Suzanne Cope is the author of Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Food (2014, Rowman & Littlefield) and has written articles and essays for The New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Lucky Peach, NPR’s “The Salt”, Edible Boston, Paste, Post Road, Render: A Feminist Food Quarterly, among others. She is also an active food studies scholar, presenting and writing on food, culture, and narrative. She earned a PhD and MFA from Lesley University and teaches writing at Manhattan College and University of Arkansas, Monticello MFA Program.  Suzanne lives in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, the musician Steve Mayone, and toddler, Rocco.

You can learn more about Suzanne here.

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Mythology and the Hero’s Journey With Carol Pearson and Robert Walter

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Eleusinian Mysteries and How They Apply Today
  • Using the Legendary Stories of Mythology to Connect with Your Inner Soul
  • Mythological Archetypes and How We Use Them
  • Today’s Hero’s Journey
  • The Life’s Work of Joseph Campbell
carol pearson

Carol S. Pearson, Ph.D., is a world-renowned expert on depth psychology and transformational leadership. She served most recently as president of Pacifica Graduate Institute and speaks and consults with many groups, universities, and businesses. She lives with her husband in the Washington, DC area. She is the author of Persephone Rising: Awakening the Heroine Within (HarperElixir; October 13, 2015).

You can read more about Carol and her work here.

 

bob walter

In 1979 after a decade as an arts educator and production manager, director, and playwright on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in major regional theaters, Bob took an hiatus from the professional theater to begin working with Joseph Campbell, who subsequently named him editorial director of his Historical Atlas of World Mythology.

In 1982, Bob, Campbell and Alfred van der Marck founded Van der Marck Editions, to develop and publish, not only Campbell’s Atlas, but also “works that contribute to an understanding of our cultural heritage, the complex world in which we live, and the uncertain future that we face.”

When Campbell died in 1987, Bob, his literary executor, completed unfinished portions of the Atlas and supervised the posthumous publication of Volume I (two books) and Volume II (three books). In 1990, Bob and Jean Erdman, Campbell’s widow, created the Joseph Campbell Foundation (JCF) “to preserve, protect, and perpetuate Campbell’s pioneering work,” and Bob was named JCF’s executive director. Appointed JCF president in 1998, Bob continues to serve as executive editor of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, supervising the print, audio, and video publication of Campbell’s oeuvre.

A founding Trustee of United Religions Initiative (URI) who formerly served as its Treasurer and a member of its Global Council, Bob is on the Advisory Board of Spring: a Journal of Archtype and Culture and the Board of Mentors of Immanence: The Journal of Applied Mythology, Legend, and Folklore.

You can learn more about Bob Walter and his work here.

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Military Morale: A Celebration for Veteran’s Day With Sandra Beck and MC1(AW) Andrea Perez and Petty Officer Angela Gingerich of the Blue Angels

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Needs of Veterans Before, During and After Service
  • Raising Awareness of your Local Military Neighbor and How to Make a Difference
  • History of the Blue Angels and Why They Exist
  • How the Blue Angels Contribute to Military Morale
  • Upcoming Live Shows and Events
Sandra Beck

Empowerment, this is the through line through all of Sandra Beck’s work. Whether she is coaching a company owner to a million dollar commission goal, training a stay at home mom to perform SEO on web sites or speaking to a group of women who are in domestic abuse recovery, her message is about what is possible and how to create the circumstances of your choosing.

In a time when technology has the ability to transcend physical limitations, Sandra Beck teaches all of her clients how to maximize their lives by using the power of the internet coupled with the drive of their passions to create the lifestyle of their dreams. Her goal is to give all women the opportunity to reach their fullest potential with respect to their many different roles.

Sandra Beck is the 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 young boys has created a virtual empire of successful companies entirely staffed, managed and implemented using a host of virtual assistants and on-line resources.

Author of Motherhood Incorporated, The Smart Woman’s Guide to Working From Home with Just a Computer and an Internet Connection and Blogphoria – How To Reach Millions of People without Spending a Dime, Sandra Beck is a powerful voice in the Social Media Arena as a popular Internet Brand Strategist.

She is also the author of the romantic comedy four part series For Sale in Beverly Hills, They Call me Shikse, Jews don’t Camp and Gopher Flats.

Sandra Beck is currently the host of two live Radio Shows: Military Mom Talk Radio and Poweredup Talk Radio. Her show Motherhood Talk Radio is now in syndication and this show, as well as her other live shows, are available on Itunes.

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.

You can read more about Sandra here.

 

Angela GingerichAndrea Perez

The mission of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach.

In August of 2013, YNC Angela Gingerich was chosen to be a part of the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels). Here she leads the Administrative department and also mentors over 113 Sailors. Her awards include Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (3), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (8) , Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal (2nd), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal , and other units and personnel awards.

Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class(AW) Andrea Perez reported to the Blue Angels in October 2013.  She earned her Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist insignia in February 2015. Her decorations include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism, and various personal awards.

You can read more about the Blue Angels here.

 

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Transition is a Way of Life With Mark Nepo and Sherre Hirsch

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Embracing Transition and Approaching Wholeness
  • Journey Through Suffering and Finding Joy
  • What Does Wholeness Mean
  • Moving Through Relationships – From Marriage to Parenthood
  • The Shelf Life of Relationships
Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo moved and inspired readers and seekers all over the world with his #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Awakening. Beloved as a poet, teacher, and storyteller, Mark has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time,” “a consummate storyteller,” and “an eloquent spiritual teacher.” His work is widely accessible and used by many and his books have been translated into more than twenty languages. A bestselling author, he has published sixteen books and recorded eleven audio projects. Recent work includes The Endless Practice (Atria), cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2014, Inside the Miracle (forthcoming from Sounds True, 2015), his book of poems, Reduced to Joy (Viva Editions), cited by Spirituality & Practice as one of the Best Spiritual Books of 2013, a 6CD box set of teaching conversations based on the poems in Reduced to Joy (Sounds True, 2014), and Seven Thousand Ways to Listen (Atria), which won the 2012 Books for a Better Life Award. Mark was part of Oprah Winfrey’s The Life You Want Tour in 2014 and has appeared several times with Oprah on her Super Soul Sunday program. He has also been interviewed by Robin Roberts on Good Morning America. Mark devotes his writing and teaching to the journey of inner transformation and the life of relationship. He continues to offer readings, lectures, and retreats.

You can learn more about Mark here.

 

Sherre Hirsch

For over twenty years, Rabbi Sherre Hirsch has been sharing her intimate counsel and wisdom with people in all kinds of “pulpits,” ranging from her congregation at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles to the audience of the Today show to small Southern Baptist churches. She serves as the spiritual life consultant for Canyon Ranch Properties and is a highly sought-after inspirational speaker and teacher who routinely addresses congregations, corporations, women’s groups, leadership organizations, and countless other audiences throughout the United States. Visit her at www.SherreHirsch.com or follow her on Twitter @sherrehirsch.

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Just a Job or Purpose: A Look at our Work With Barry Schwartz and Po Bronson

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Why We Work
  • Does Anybody Want to Work?
  • Happy and the Workplace
  • The Universal Question all People Must Ask
  • Making Good and Bad Decisions Through Transitions
Barry Scwartz

Barry Schwartz is a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College, in Pennsylvania.  He has been there since receiving his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971.  Schwartz has written ten books and more than 100 articles for professional journals. In 2004, Schwartz published The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less. It was named one of the top business books of the year by both Business Week and Forbes Magazine, and has been translated into twenty-five languages. Schwartz has published articles in sources as diverse as The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Parade Magazine, USA Today, Slate, Scientific American, The New Republic, Newsday, the Harvard Business Review, and the Guardian.  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), The Colbert Report, and CBS Sunday Morning.  He has lectured the British and the Dutch governments, as well as trade organizations and businesses representing industries as diverse as healthcare, personal finance, travel and leisure, restaurants, supermarkets, consumer electronics, office supplies, software development, e-commerce, advertising, arts and entertainment, cable television, home building, and the military.  Schwartz’s most recent book, written with colleague Ken Sharpe, is Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing. Schwartz spoke about the paradox of choice at TED in 2005 (a talk viewed by more than 8 million people), and he spoke about practical wisdom at TED in 2009 (viewed by more than 2 million).  His  new book, Why We Work, has just been published.

You can learn more about Barry here.

 

Po Bronson

Po Bronson has built a career both as a successful novelist and as a prominent writer of narrative nonfiction. He has published six books,  and he has written for television, magazines, and newspapers, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition.

Po Bronson’s book of social documentary, What Should I Do With My Life?, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and remained in the Top 10 for nine months. His first novel, Bombardiers, was a #1 bestseller in the United Kingdom. His books have been translated into 19 languages.

Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman’s New York magazine articles on the science of parenting won the journalism award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Mensa Award, and a Clarion Award. Their articles for Time  won the award for outstanding journalism from the Council on Contemporary Families. Their recent collaboration, the book NurtureShock, has been a New York Times bestseller and was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

You can read more about Po here.

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Storytelling and Memories in the Digital Now With Richard Grant and Fi Glover

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Start and Journey of Lifetile
  • Preserving a Life Digitally
  • Capturing the Most Important Moments vs the Day to Day
  • The Listening Project and What it Does
  • How It Has Shaped the New Storytelling
Richard Grant

Richard Grant is founder and CEO of lifetile (www.lifetile.me), an online service which provides users with a simple and secure way to capture, save and share their most precious memories – all in one place.

Richard is hugely enthusiastic about his vision and passionately believes that, in a world where people are absorbed with capturing the debris of our day to day lives, lifetile can help to change the way people capture and preserve their most precious moments online – creating a virtual shoe box of memories, to share now, and to serve as a lasting reminder of a lifetime’s achievements.

Richard was inspired to leave a 20 year career in a large corporation to create lifetile following the death of his father.  He vowed that when he became a dad, he would make sure that he was able to provide his children with a more complete story of their lives, so he created a place where our most precious memories could be brought to life and enjoyed for years to come, generation by generation.

He describes his journey as an entrepreneur as the most incredible, exhilarating roller coaster of his life.  Richard is married with 3 children – a 3 year old, an 18 month old and a new arrival!

You can read more about Richard here.

 

Fi Glover

Fi Glover is a multi-award winning broadcaster, writer and voice over artist. She was described in the Guardian as ‘gifted’ and ‘disproportionately likeable’. Fi has won a Sony Gold and a Sony Silver for Saturday Live, and a Sony Silver Award for Broadcasting House (both on Radio 4), as well as a Bronze Award for the GLR Breakfast Show. Fi has also received four other nominations over the last 10 years. She is one of this country’s best known radio voices, and was voted the 9th Most Powerful Voice on Radio in the Radio Times 2010.

Fi has worked on Radio 4, Radio Five Live, Radio 2, Radio 1 and GLR and having left Saturday Live in April 2011 she is now presenting a landmark 3 year documentary series for BBC Radio called Generations Apart.This summer she also joined the roster as a panellist on Just a Minute.

Fi cut her teeth on the BBC’s Trainee Reporter scheme in 1993, travelling the country working for local radio stations. She used some of those experiences in her 2001 book Travels With My Radio which was a top 20 bestseller on Amazon.

Fi joined GLR in London as a junior reporter, ending up presenting the Breakfast Show there after 3 years. She then left to work on Five Live where she presented the Late Night Show, the award winning Sunday Service and the mid morning phone in.From 1997 to 1999 she also presented The Travel Show on BBC 2, travelling to 36 countries in 3 years.Fi left Five Live in 2004 to write a book in New York – it remains one of the literary world’s great unfinished masterpieces as she was asked to return and take over at the helm of Broadcasting House on BBC Radio 4 in January 2005 and then to help create and launch Saturday Live on Radio 4 in 2006. The latter is now one of the station’s most celebrated, and enjoyed, shows.

Over the last 16 years in broadcasting Fi has also presented Rough Justice Live on Channel 4, The Technophobes Guide to the Future on BBC 2, she has appeared on The Apprentice and Call My Bluff. She is in demand as a voice over artist, with credits including Heston Blummental’s Mission Impossible and Willy’s Chocolate Adventure for Channel 4. Fi’s corporate work has included chairing major events for Clifford Chance, hosting the 2010 Charity Commission Awards, the 2010 Independent Publisher’s Awards and she is hosting this year’s Stirling Prize ceremony in Rotherham in October.Fi is on the board of Sound Women, the industry organisation promoting women’s rights within the industry and was Chair of Judges for the 2009 Orange Prize for Women’s Literature. She has written columns for The Guardian and Women’s Weekly and currently writes a weekly opinion piece for Waitrose Weekend. In January Fi was a contestant on Sport Relief does the Great British Bake Off on BBC2. She is currently presenting the Listening Project on BBC Radio 4 – www.bbc.co.uk/listeningproject

Fi is 42 and lives with her partner Rick and their two children in East London.

You can read more about Fi here and the Listening Project here.

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Broadcasting HAPPY With Michelle Gielan, Whitney Reynolds, Mika Kim and Claudia Chan

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • What It Means to Broadcast Happy
  • Powerhouse Women and Positive Work in Media and Business
  • Happy City and the IMPACTv Conference
  • The SHE Summit
  • How Woman Can Unleash Full Potential and Happiness 
Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan, founder of  the Institute for Applied Positive Research, is an expert on the science of positive communication and how to use it to fuel success. She works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to raise employee engagement, productivity, and happiness at work. Michelle is a Partner at GoodThink, a positive psychology consulting firm, and she holds a Master of  Applied Positive Psychology from the University of  Pennsylvania.

Michelle is an executive producer of The Happiness Advantage with Shawn Achor on PBS. She formerly served as the anchor of  two national newscasts at CBS News, as well as a correspondent for The Early Show

Michelle graduated cum laude in computer engineering. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX, Huffington Post, and NPR.

You can learn more about Michelle here.

 

Whitney Reynolds

Whitney Reynolds‘ news background and passion for people have been combined to create a show that is changing the world of talk TV. She produces a program that is dedicated to tough topics, inspiring viewers and provoking positive change.

The Whitney Reynolds Show educates, motivates and makes a difference, one topic at a time. What started as an online talk show, The Whitney Reynolds Show gained momentum quickly and moved to NBC within its first year. In 2012 the show made strategic changes, which included a move to PBS Stations in Chicago and The Quad Cities. This year the show show gained a weekly night spot on LAKE PBS in Chicago and also signed with the Tribune Content Agency. Whitney contributes on “The Weekly Show” on 103.5 KISSfm/ 95.5 BIG/ 93.9 Myfm with her segment, “Whitney’s Women.” This segment spotlights female entrepreneurs that give back.

Originally from Oklahoma, she’s learned how to combine southern charm with big city hustle. Her motto is: if the door closes, there’s always a window. Whitney graduated from Baylor University in three years and then moved to New York to intern for Good Morning America. Post GMA, she was a morning anchor in both Oklahoma and Texas. She has since planted her roots in Chicago, and lives in the Lakeview neighborhood with her husband David and dog Puffy. When not on air you’ll find her promoting her affordable jewelry line “Accessory Mercado By Whitney Reynolds” and volunteering with organizations close to her heart.

You can learn more about Whitney here.

 

Mika Kim

Mika Kim is the co-founder of IMPACTv Conference, a social innovation virtual conference focused on progress for gender equality, founder and board chair of HappyCity and Chief Happiness Officer at Place of the Future, a Certified B Corp organizational consultancy with the mission to transform business through impact driven work.  Mika serves on the Executive  Board for the United Nations Association – USA Los Angeles and Social Enterprise Alliance – Los Angeles.

Just recently, Mika’s work with implementing the a well-being index for communities in the City of Los Angeles received recognition from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for consideration of adoption for President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative. Mika holds degrees from University of California, Irvine and University of Southern California, as well as a diploma for Social Innovation from the United Nation’s University, Centre for Executive Education.

You can learn more about Mika here.

 

Claudia Chan

Claudia Chan is the CEO and Founder of S.H.E. Globl Media Inc., the multi-platform women’s empowerment company behind the renowned global women’s conference, S.H.E. Summit. As a women’s empowerment expert and social entrepreneur, Claudia’s life passion is to help women unleash their potential in career and life while igniting them to drive change for other women. By making empowerment content, conferences and programs accessible to all women on the planet, Claudia believes women can change the world. S.H.E. Summit, has become a globally celebrated women’s leadership and lifestyle event, convening hundreds of today’s change-makers and participation from women and men in over 100 countries. Her website, ClaudiaChan.com, called “the aspirational Facebook for women,” by Forbes, is a mentorship-on-demand resource for women to gain advice from hundreds of the world’s most accomplished women that Claudia has personally interviewed, including her own “optimal leading and living mantras.” Currently the 2015 global spokesperson for Gillette Venus #UseYourAnd empowerment campaign — Claudia has also been widely quoted and featured in top media outlets and is a current contributor to Entrepreneur.com. She is referred to as the “Richard Branson of Women’s Empowerment” by FastCompany, “SHE Who Must Be Obeyed” by Newsweek/The Daily Beast, a “Success Story” by FOX Business, a “MAKER” by the AOL platform MAKERS, “Steering the One of the Most Influential Women’s Movements” by Refinery29, and “One of the world’s most curious people” by Vanity Fair. Prior to S.H.E. Globl, Claudia served at the President and Co-Owner of women’s entertainment company, Shecky’s, for 10 years. She graduated from all-women’s Smith College.

You can learn more about Claudia here.

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Let’s talk about S-E-X and Intimacy With Linda Carroll and Michaela Boehm

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Sexual Cycles and Loops
  • How Couples of Different Sexual Desire Levels Reconcile
  • The Power Struggle of Sex
  • Reclaiming Attraction and Intimacy
  • Gender Wars and “Dogma” in Tantra/Relational work
Linda Carroll

Linda Carroll, MS, has worked as a couple’s therapist for over thirty years. She is also a Life and Love coach, working by phone, Skype or with a limited number of couples in the new style of “Concierge Coaching” where she travels to their home or office for 2-6 days per year for private, all-day sessions, offering ongoing Skype and phone sessions in between.  In addition to being a licensed therapist, she is certified in Transpersonal Psychology, IMAGO therapy, and in the PAIRS psycho-education process. She has studied many modalities of psychological and spiritual work, and is also certified in the Hot Monogamy program, which helps couples create (or re-create) the passion that makes relationships thrive.  She teaches workshops and delivers keynote addresses throughout the USA, and is a frequent speaker at Rancho LaPuerta in Tecate, Mexico. Linda lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her veterinarian husband, Tim Barraud, and a Jack Russell terrier. Linda Carroll is the author of Love Cycles, Her Mother’s Daughter, and Remember Who You Are.

You can learn more about Linda here.

Michaela Boehm

Michaela Boehm teaches and counsels internationally as an expert in intimacy and sexuality. Born and raised in Austria, Michaela combines her background in psychology with her in-depth training in the yogic arts into a unique offering of experiential learning. Michaela is currently the only counselor and teacher personally trained and authorized by David Deida. Michaela is passionate about teaching skills that enhance deep intimacy, strong lasting attraction and give each participant the tools for full embodiment and capacity. She teaches women’s workshops, intimacy intensives for men and women as well as offers mentorships and relationship counseling. Michaela lives and teaches on a small organic farm in Ojai, California where her land and animals inspire her clients to reconnect intimately with themselves and others.

You can learn more about Michaela here.

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Tantra for the Western World – A Simply Sacred Practice for All With Marc Allen and Ramesh Bjonnes

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Real Meaning of the Word Tantra
  • The Value of Tantra in Western Civilization
  • How Tantra Can Affect All Areas of Life from Relationships to Money
  • What Tantra Can Teach Us About Ecology and Living a Green Life
  • Tantra as the “Yoga of Life and Why It’s Just Not About Sex

Marc Allen

Marc Allen is the author of several books including Tantra for the West, The Magical Path, The Greatest Secret of All, Visionary Business, and others. He is an internationally renowned seminar leader, entrepreneur, author, and composer. He co-founded New World Library (with Shakti Gawain) and has guided the company, as president and publisher, from a small start-up to its current position as a major player in the independent publishing world. He leads seminars in northern California and gives teleseminars that reach people all over the world.

You can learn more about Marc here.

 

Ramesh Bjonnes

Ramesh Bjonnes is a writer, yogi and workshop leader. Originally from Norway and currently residing in the United States, he lived in India and Nepal in the 1980s learning directly from the enigmatic masters of Tantra. He has practiced yoga and meditation for over 30 years and lectured on Tantra, yoga and meditation in many countries. The co-founder of the Prama Institute, a holistic retreat center, he is also the Director of the Prama Wellness Center, where yoga therapy, meditation, juice fasting and Ayurveda is used to rejuvenate people’s health and well-being. He lives and practices in an eco-village in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, USA.

You can learn more about Ramesh here.

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The Path to Organization With Daniel Levitin and Paula Rizzo

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How our Minds Work with Information Overload
  • The Scientific Reasons Against Multi-Tasking
  • Why Some People are More Organized Than Others
  • The List Producer and Productivity
  • Tools to Stay On Task and Organized
Daniel Levitin

Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, is the James McGill Professor of neuroscience and behavioral neuroscience at McGill University—where he also teaches in the graduate school of business—and dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI.  The author of three New York Times bestselling books, The Organized Mind, This is Your Brain on Music, and The World in Six Songs, he splits his time between Montreal and the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

You can read more about Daniel here.

 

Paula Rizzo

Paula Rizzo is an Emmy award winning television producer and founder of the productivity site ListProducer.com. She’s the author of Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed.

You can read more about Paula here.

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The Power of Music and Dance With Sara Agah and Teresa Taylor

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Do It For The Love Foundation and its Purpose
  • The Connection Between Music and Hope
  • The Global Dance Initiative and its Mission
  • True Stories of Healing
  • The Passion Behind Music and Dance and the Effect on the Spirit
Sara Agah

Sara was inspired by her experiences and seeing the complexity of illness and healing first hand, she co-founded the Do It For The Love Foundation with her fiancé, musician Michael Franti. Bringing the world of music and healing together, the Do It For The Love Foundation provides live concert experiences to adults in ends stages of life threatening illness, children with various challenges, as well as wounded veterans. Since being founded in late 2013, the Do It For The Love Foundation has granted over 300 live concert experiences.

In addition to her work in health and healing, she is also the owner and creative director of SaraLua Designs a sustainable jewelry line that is meant to inspire individuality, be made from sustainable and recycled materials that are good for the planet, and encourage the wearer to live free.

Sara is dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Her passion has driven her to start her Masters in Public Health, which she hopes to use as a platform to concentrate on the effects of climate change and women’s health. Her work, life, and play are influenced by her mantra “Be your best. Serve the greater good. Rock out wherever you are.”

You can learn more about Do It For The Love Foundation here.

 

Teresa Taylor

A unique talent in the world of entertainment, Teresa has more than twenty creative years experience producing and brokering dynamic talent and projects with a focus in dance, music and television. Her various roles of producer, writer and former dance and choreography agent have allowed her to work collaboratively with some of the most visionary dance and creative artists in the industry.

Of her vast slate of projects, Teresa is exceptionally proud of TV MOVES! LIVE  A Tribute To Dance In Television, a remarkable historical accolade for The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Her other credits include The American Choreography Awards, The Choreography Media Honors, the cultural concerts Paris By Night and the LA County Holiday Celebration.

She was exceptionally honored to produce the show for the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo in 2010 – Dance America! , as well as the performances for the Middle East International Film Festival in Abu Dhabi. Together with Creative Director Amy Tinkham, Teresa was honored to produce the performances for the Royal Wedding in Dubai.

She is the recipient of  three Emmy Awards for the Childrens Hospital LA series titled Imagine (ABC), as well as The LA County Holiday Celebration.

Teresa is exceptionally proud to bring the heart of her career – the spirit of dance to The Global Dance Initiative.   Her dream is use the power of dance in the media today, to ignite the positive power of dance globally to use this art-form to, quite simply, inspire life.

You can learn more about Global Dance Initiative here.

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Education Pioneers Leading the Way With James Tynan of Khan Academy and Shanna Peeples

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Khan Academy’s Mission and Work Outside of the Classroom
  • The Importance of Teaching ‘Hustle’
  • The Power of Personalized Learning
  • How Trust Affects Education of Those Dealing With Trauma
  • What is Inspiring in Public Education Today
James Tynan

James leads the Adoption team at Khan Academy. This means he drives efforts to bring a free world-class education to more students by developing programs and working with partner organizations.

Over the past few years James has developed and launched partnerships with organizations including Bank of America, Comcast, Disney/Pixar, NASA, MoMA, and the Aspen Institute.

James came to Khan Academy from McKinsey & Co by way of Purpose.com, a startup that specializes in building and mobilizing online communities. At Purpose he was the founding GM for an advocacy group dedicated to collaborative consumption. At McKinsey he led teams of healthcare and IT professionals to design new modes of care for chronic illness utilizing fiber networks. He also helped develop the Implementation Plan for Australia’s $43 billion fiber-to-the-premises network and delivered the growth strategy for one of Australia’s most popular sports.

James graduated from the University of Technology, Sydney with a degree in Arts (Communication) and a Law degree for which he won the University Medal (Valedictorian).

You can learn more about the Khan Academy here.

Shanna Peeples

Shanna Peeples is the 2015 National Teacher of the Year.

She took a circuitous route to the classroom. She worked as a disc jockey, medical assistant, pet sitter and journalist before teaching, as she says, chose her. Peeples now teaches at Palo Duro High School in Amarillo, Texas, where she spends half of her day as a high school English teacher and the other half mentoring, coaching and challenging her colleagues to grow in the teaching profession.

At Palo Duro High School, her students come from many different backgrounds. Amarillo is one of several cities in the United States that helps refugees find new paths in life and gain access to critical resources. As a result, Peeples works with many students who speak English as a second language or recently entered the United States from another country.

“My students, survivors of deep and debilitating trauma, have shaped the kind of teacher I am,” she says. “They have taught me to never make a promise I can’t keep because so many already have learned to see the world through suspicious eyes. To be the best teacher to them, I have to remember this and honor their background. I remember so I can gain their trust because I want them to read and write their way out of where they are.”

As the 2015 National Teacher of the Year, Shanna is shaping the conversation in this country about working with students in poverty, and those who have already faced extreme challenges in their young lives. Through a variety of teaching methods, Peeples reaches her students and helps them achieve their full potential far beyond her classroom walls.

Shanna has taught for the past 12 years, four of them in her current role. She earned an Associate’s degree from Amarillo College, a Bachelor of Arts from West Texas A&M University and a Master of Education from the University of Texas at Arlington.

You can learn more about Shanna here.

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Discovering Heroes in Disastrous Situations With Suzanne Bernier and Alan Monroe

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Learn about the Hidden Heroes
  • What to Learn From Those Who Step Up in the Face of Disaster
  • Individual Stories of Courage and Bravery from the Front Lines
  • The Organization ShelterBox and their work around the Globe
  • What You Can Do in the Face of Disaster
Suzanne Bernier

Suzanne is an award-winning and internationally-recognized disaster management consultant, instructor and speaker, who has helped governments, communities and companies plan for and respond to disasters for nearly twenty years. She was recently awarded the prestigious global 2015 Innovation & Excellence Award – Excellence in Emergency Management (Canada), as well as the 2014 International Business Excellence Award – Crisis Communications Consultant of the Year (Canada). She is also the recipient of the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from her alma mater, Cambrian College.

Suzanne has been personally involved in crises such as the 1998 “Ice Storm of the Century” in Eastern Canada, the 2003 Northeast Blackout, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Sandy, the H1N1 pandemic, as well as numerous floods, fires, severe storms and reputational crises. One of Suzanne’s key career achievements was being commissioned by the UN Headquarters to help them review, test and evaluate their pandemic plans and procedures.

Prior to her career in emergency management, Suzanne was a news reporter and anchor, government press secretary, and speechwriter.

Suzanne became Ontario’s first female Emergency Management Field Officer, where she helped coordinate the government’s response to emergencies.  In recognition of her response work during the 1998 “Ice Storm of the Century” in Canada, she received the Amethyst Award for Outstanding Achievement from the Government of Ontario.

Suzanne’s first book, Disaster Heroes, was released in May 2015 and tells the stories of ordinary men, women and children who have done extraordinary things to help respond, recover and rebuild following some of the world’s most significant disasters.

You can learn more about Suzanne here.

 

Alan Monroe

About Shelterbox:

Every year, hundreds of thousands of families across the world lose everything when disasters strike. Often with no warning, families lose their homes, their possessions and their livelihoods. Every day they are faced with a battle for survival.

Since we began in 2000, we have responded to earthquakes, floods, volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, typhoons and conflict, delivering emergency humanitarian aid to communities in need.

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the Syria crisis, and the biggest storm to ever make landfall – Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines; we have responded to some of the largest humanitarian crises the modern world has ever known. Alongside this, we have also helped many thousands of people displaced by disasters that are not featured in the media. Simply put, if there are families in need of emergency shelter, we will do everything we can to help them.

The top priority of many aid organizations is to provide food, water and medical care to help people survive the immediate aftermath of a disaster. Without protection from the elements, survivors are at a higher risk as they await nourishment or medical attention. We recognized that little or no assistance was given in terms of proper shelter to help them through the first few days, weeks and months as they tried to rebuild their lives. Today, ShelterBox assists disaster survivors during the critical period following a disaster but preceding reconstruction.

To help them begin to rebuild their lives and communities, we deliver shelter and lifesaving supplies to the most vulnerable people.

Highly trained ShelterBox response teams distribute aid on the ground, working closely with local organizations, international aid agencies and a global network of volunteers.

You can learn more about Shelterbox here.

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Reclaim Productivity, Reclaim Life With Ari Meisel and Josh Davis

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Leverage Method
  • What does Optimize, Automate, Outsource mean?
  • Reclaiming Your Life from Chronic Illness
  • Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done
  • Setting Up the Right Conditions for Productivity
Ari Meisel

oving husband to his wonderful wife, Anna, and adoring father to three bright, beautiful little boys—Benjamin, Lucas and Sébastien—Ari Meisel is a family-man first and foremost. He is also an author, speaker, coach and the creator of Leverage —an effective set of practices and principles designed to help the overwhelmed become more effective. A New York native, Ari spent his formative years in the Empire State before leaving to attend the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained his degree from the prestigious Wharton School. Following his studies at Penn, Ari began a successful career in real estate development until the unexpected took him off-course in 2006: Crohn’s Disease.

Ari’s case was severe, and required over a dozen daily medications and several hospital visits. After reaching a personal low point in hospital, Ari decided he would do everything in his power to strengthen his by then weak body. Through a combination of yoga, nutrition, natural supplements and rigorous exercise (Triathon and Crossfit) he was able to fight back the symptoms of Crohns until he was finally able to suspend his medication. Eventually Ari was declared free of all traces of the ‘incurable’ disease, and competed in Ironman France in June of 2011. Ari has since spoken at seminars and at a regional TED Talk about his struggle against a seemingly insurmountable opponent. Through the process of data collection, self tracking, and analysis, Ari helped develop Leverage. This was a way of dealing with the daily stresses of life by optimizing, automating, and outsourcing all of his tasks in life and business.

You can read more about Ari here.

 

Josh Davis

Josh Davis, Ph.D. is the author of Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done. He holds a bachelors from Brown University and a PhD from Columbia University. His past work has included mechanical engineering, teaching in a Brooklyn Public High School, and serving on the faculty in the Department of Psychology at Barnard College of Columbia University. Currently, he is the Director of Research and Lead Professor for the NeuroLeadership Institute. He also coaches and trains individuals in the art of public speaking and managing being overwhelmed. His writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review, Huffington Post, strategy+business, Training + Development, People & Strategy, the NeuroLeadership Journal, and Psychology Today. He co-edits the NeuroLeadership Journal.

You can read more about Josh here.

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Music in our Life: Medicine and Wellbeing With Derek Beres and Joanne Loewy

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Connection Between Music and Yoga
  • What Music and Movement Do Together
  • Exploring Music Therapy
  • The International Association of Music and Medicine
Derek Beres

Derek Beres has devoted his life to exposing people to international music, movement, and mythology as a means of creating better individuals and a more informed society. A multi-faceted journalist, music producer, and yoga instructor, he is the creator of Mosaic Method and Flow Play, an innovative Vinyasa-based class that fuses yoga, music, and neuroscience, offered nationally at Equinox Fitness. He has published seven books, including The Warrior’s Path: Living Yoga’s Ten Codes and Global Beat Fusion: The History of the Future of Music. Derek is also one half of global music producers EarthRise SoundSystem. Based in Los Angeles, he is on the teacher training faculty at Yogis Anonymous in Santa Monica, Strala Yoga in New York City, and Buddhi Yoga in La Jolla.  He also served as the Creative Director of the Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music, and is ACE and AFAA certified. Derek has been featured in the NY TimesLA TimesPeople, Self, ShapeFitnessGlamourYoga JournalBoston GlobeNewsday, NBC Weekend Today, ABC Eyewitness News, Fox Business, BBC, KTLA, NY1, MTV, NPR, and PRI.

You can learn more about Derek here.

 

Joanne Loewy

Joanne Loewy DA, LCAT, MT-BC is the Director of the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine, and an Associate Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Louis Armstrong Center among many populations is serving musicians and their unique ailments including chronic fatigue, chemical dependency, performance anxiety and overuse. It also serves children with developmental delays, teens with emotional issues, adults with neurological disorders and all ages of patients with asthma and COPD. Loewy oversees the Department of Music Therapy which she started at Beth Israel in 1994. Dr Loewy has conducted research in sedation, assessment, pain, asthma and NICU music therapy. Her areas of specialty are assessment, hermeneutic research, trauma and supervision. Dr. Loewy is the Editor in Chief of the international, peer reviewed journal ‘Music and Medicine’ and serves on several editorial boards including the Cochran Palliative Care review and the Journal for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. She received her doctorate from NYU. Dr Loewy has edited several books including Music Therapy in Pediatric Pain, Music Therapy in the NICU, and she co-edited Music Therapy at End of Life and Caring for the Caregiver: Music Therapy in Grief and Trauma and the new Integrative Advances in Music and Medicine: Music, the Breath and Health. Dr. Loewy is a Founding Member of the International Association for Music and Medicine and she teaches at Hahnemann Creative Arts Therapy graduate music therapy program at Drexel University in Philadelphia and at the University of Barcelona.

You can learn more about Joanne here.

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The Future of Food With Dickson Despommier and James Holtslag and Trey Nichols

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Vertical Farm and Changing the Landscape of Urban Communities
  • How to Make the Transition into Vertical Farming
  • The Ripple Affect for Local Communities
  • The Heart & Trotter and the Expansion of Whole Animal Local Butcheries
  • Choosing Sustainable, Humane and Local Meat Sources
Dickson Despommier

Dickson Despommier, Ph.D. spent thirty-eight years as a Professor of Microbiology and Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia, where he won the Best Teacher award six times. In 2003, he was awarded the American Medical Student Association Golden Apple Award for teaching. He has addressed audiences at leading universities including Harvard and MIT, and he has also been invited to speak at the United Nations. He has been asked by governments of China, India, Mexico, Jordan, Brazil, Canada, and Korea to work on environmental problems. Despommier lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

You can read more about Dickson here.

 

James and Trey

Trey Nichols is the co-founder of The Heart and Trotter Butchery, a whole animal butchery in San Diego, California. With his background in the medical field and avid crossfit enthusiast, healthy and sustainable eating has always been a priority for him. Trey opened The Heart & Trotter Butchery in 2014 with his long-time friend James Holtslag to bring the benefits of a local whole animal butchery to the community.

James Holtslag is the head butcher and co-founder of The Heart and Trotter Butchery. After working as a butcher and receiving his training in whole animal butchery at Lindy & Grundy Butchery in Hollywood, he and his long-time friend, Trey Nichols decided to bring the health benefits and sustainability efforts of the art of butchery to the area.

About Heart & Trotter: All of our beef, lamb, pork, and chicken will be sourced from local, sustainable, antibiotic and hormone-free family farms. We receive humanely-raised, whole animals from farms within California, south of San Francisco. More than just offering traditional cuts of meat, The Heart and Trotter utilizes every edible part of the animal to make our products including: fresh sausages, pates, deli meats, stocks, charcuterie, dog-food, and more. Our promise is that nothing will go to waste.

San Diego has been at the forefront of the organic produce movement. H&T is proud to join San Diego’s burgeoning farm-to-table movement, while educating the public on the importance of healthy, chemical-free meat and humane farming.

You can read more about Heart & Trotter here.

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Independence from Injustice: A Look at Our Legal System With Adam Benforado and Bryan Stevenson

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Identifying the Flaws and Initiating Change Within the US Legal System
  • Why the Letter of the Law Can Become Irrelevant
  • What Can Be Done to Enable Our Legal System to Operate the Way It Was Meant To
  • The Purpose and Place of Compassion Within the Justice System
  • Changes That Can Happen on a Local Level
Adam Benforado

ADAM BENFORADO is an associate professor of law at Drexel University. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, he served as a federal appellate law clerk and an attorney at Jenner & Block. He has published numerous scholarly articles, and his op-eds and essays have appeared in a variety of publications including the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Legal Times. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and daughter.

 

His new book UNFAIR crusading legal scholar Adam Benforado exposes the powerful psychological forces that undermine our criminal justice system and affect us all. Comes out JUNE 2015 from Crown Books.

You can learn more about Adam here.

 

Bryan Stevenson

BRYAN STEVENSON is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal JusticeInitiative in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. Under his leadership, EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Mr. Stevenson has successfully argued several cases in the United States Supreme Court and recently won an historic ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court banning mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional. EJI has also initiated major new anti-poverty and anti-discrimination efforts challenging the legacy of racial inequality in America.

 

Mr. Stevenson’s work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards including the ABA Wisdom Award for Public Service, the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship Award Prize, the Olaf Palme International Prize, the ACLU National Medal Of Liberty, the National Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award, the Gruber Prize for International Justice and the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, has been awarded 16 honorary doctorate degrees and is also a Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law. He is the recent author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy, which was named by Time Magazine as one of the 10 best books of nonfiction for 2014 and has been awarded several honors including a 2015 NAACP Image Award.

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Courage, Joy and Leading by Example with Gabi Ury and Nancy Belmont

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • 16 year old Guinness Book World Plank Record Holder Gabi Ury
  • Tackling the Biggest Obstacles to Live Passionately
  • Courage Walls and Their Communities
  • The Interplay of Courage and Joy
  • The Power of Declaration

Gabi Ury

Gabi Ury, a 16-year-old high school junior, is the world’s planking champion (female), as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. Born with special needs that affect her spine, feet, and gluts, she decided to break the world record in order to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Hospital Colorado where she had most of her fourteen major surgeries. She doubled the existing the world record for holding the abdominal plank, a core strengthening exercise, with a time of one hour and twenty minutes.

You can learn more about Gabi here.

 

nancy belmont

Nancy Belmont is the creator of the "Courage Wall," a community project that catapulted to the national and international stage just a week after the project's launch. The Courage Wall has been covered by the TODAY Show, Al Jazeera, ABC, Forbes and the Washington Post, sparking the conversation on courage and fear in millions around the globe. A 8' x 20' chalkboard that reads, "I wish I had the courage to..." invites passers-by to confront the fears that hold them back from living big, authentic lives.

For the past 15 years, Nancy has run Belmont, Inc. a brand- and culture-building agency. As a leadership coach and organizational community builder, Nancy works with leaders to define who they are, what they stand for and how they want to show up in the world. She coaches and facilitates groups and runs workshops on topics related to branding, culture, courage, values and joy. She also recently launched a product line on Etsy featuring inspirational tools to help people live big. 

Nancy works with Fortune 500 executives, SES leaders in the federal government, senior level officers in the U.S. military and executive directors of non-profits as a coach, creative consultant and team facilitator. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching program and holds an ACC certification from the International Coach Federation. 

You can learn more about Nancy here

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Habits for Productivity, Habits for Happiness With Gretchen Rubin and Neil Fiore

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Habits that Contribute to our Happiness
  • Learning Ourselves Before Changing Habits
  • The Study of Habits and Happiness
  • Habits that Get in the Way of our Productivity
  • Making Play a Habit
Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than BeforeThe Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. On her weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Rubin started her career in law and was clerking for Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters.

You can learn more about Gretchen here.

Neil Fiore

Neil Fiore, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist, trainer and the author of six books. Dr. Fiore, a former president of The Northern California Society of Clinical Hypnosis, has conducted training at the Esalen Institute, California School of Professional Psychology, Summit Hospital, Smithsonian Institute, Levi Strauss, UCSF, Stanford University, and for the Dr. Milton Erickson Foundation.

Selected by Boardroom Reports as one of their “Top Ten Self-Help Gurus,” Dr. Fiore is firmly established as one of America’s top productivity experts. Dr. Fiore is also the author of The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play [Penguin, 2007] and Awaken Your Strongest Self: Break Free of Stress, Inner Conflict, and Self-Sabotage[McGraw-Hill, 2010, paperback] and The Now Habit at Work: Perform Optimally, Maintain Focus, and Ignite Motivation [Wiley, 2010]. Neil’s seminars, coaching, and training programs combine practical exercises with strategies that help participants obtain peak performance and optimal productivity.

Dr. Fiore has published professional articles in numerous journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, and continues to contribute to popular magazines like Psychology Today, Fitness, Elle, Glamour, Entrepreneur, and Boardroom Reports.

You can learn more about Neil here.

 

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Negotiation and Flow: A Look At Our Performance With William Ury and Steven Kotler

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Process of Negotiating with Ourselves
  • The Fundamental Steps to Getting to Yes
  • How Flow Affects Human Performance
  • The Flow Genome Project
  • What Technological Advancements Tell Us About Ourselves and Culture
William Ury

William Ury, cofounder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s best-known and most influential experts on negotiation. He is the coauthor of Getting to Yes, the bestselling negotiation book in the world, and has taught negotiation to tens of thousands of people around the world.  He has served as a mediator in conflicts ranging from boardroom battles to labor strikes and from family feuds to civil wars. His newest book (HarperOne, January 2015) is Getting to Yes with Yourself (and Other Worthy Opponents).

You can learn more about William here.

 

Steven Kotler

Steven Kotler is a New York Times bestselling author, an award-winning journalist and the cofounder/director of research for the Flow Genome Project. He is one of the world’s leading experts on ultimate human performance.  He is the author of “Bold” with Peter Diamandis, “The Rise of Superman” on the science of flow and optimal state of consciousness and his latest book “Tomorrowland” on the transformation of science fiction into science fact and it’s impact on culture and society.

His writings have been translated into over 40 languages and appeared in over 80 publications, including The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Forbes, Wired and TIME. He also writes “Far Frontiers,” a blog about science and culture for Forbes.com, appears frequently on television and radio, and lectures widely on technological, scientific and cultural issues, both to corporate and education institutions.

Alongside his wife, the author Joy Nicholson, Steven is the cofounder of Rancho de Chihuahua, a dog sanctuary in the mountains of Northern New Mexico. He has a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and an MA from Johns Hopkins University and, whenever possible, can be found hurling himself down mountains at high speeds.

You can learn more about Steven here.

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The Tough Talk on Suicide: Finding Hope and Help With Adele McDowell and Chris Neiweem

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Difficulty in Talking About Suicide
  • The Global View of Suicide
  • Finding Peace After Suicide
  • The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act
  • How the SAV Act will Draw Attention to Military and Veteran Suicide and Mental Illness
Adele McDowell

Adele Ryan McDowell, Ph.D., is a psychologist, teacher, and writer who likes looking at life through the big view finder. Dr. McDowell specializes in transformational work using psychoneuroimmunology (mind-body medicine), energy medicine as well as cognitive, behavioral, transpersonal, and positive psychologies.

 

With over 30+ years as a psychotherapist, Adele’s work has encompassed suicide, domestic violence, and sexual assault crisis hotlines; director of an urban substance abuse clinic; founder/director of  a holistic psychotherapeutic center; crisis response with survivors of Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, the Joplin Tornado, and the Newtown shooting; and private practice.

 

Through her writing, speaking, and teaching, Adele helps others refind their balance, deal with overwhelm, make peace with their wounds, and find light in their darkness.

 

Dr. McDowell is the author of Making Peace with Suicide: A Book of Hope, Understanding, and Comfort and Balancing Act: Reflections, Meditations, and Coping Strategies for Today’s Fast-Paced Whirl.

You can learn more about Dr. McDowell here.

 

Chris Neiweem

As Legislative Associate for IAVA, Christopher Neiweem maintains Congressional relationships and supports advocacy programs. Chris spent 6 years in the U.S. Army Reserve as a military police NCO and served an honorable tour of duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom detaining Enemy Prisoners of War (EPWs) and performing base security and customs in 2003 during the Iraq war. He completed a Bachelors Degree in political science from Northern Illinois University in 2007 and served as a congressional intern for Congressman Donald Manzullo who previously represented Illinois’ 16th congressional district. He completed a Masters Degree in 2011 from the University of Illinois at Springfield in political affairs; during this period he completed an internship with the lobby firm Cook Witter Inc. His work at Cook Witter ranged from tax policy, agriculture issues, healthcare, and legislative engagement with lawmakers.

You can learn more about Chris and IAVA here.

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Eating for Life, Eating for Joy With Dan Buettner and Dan Pashman

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Meaning of Blue Zone Eating
  • Blue Zones Across the Globe
  • Getting the Perfect Deliciousness Out of Every Bite You Take
  • Simple Hacks for Your Food For Optimal Eating
Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner is the founder of Blue Zones, an organization that helps Americans live longer, healthier lives. His groundbreaking work on longevity led to his 2005 National Geographic cover story “Secrets of Living Longer” and two national best-sellers, “The Blue Zones” and “Thrive.” He lives in Minneapolis and can be found on Facebook and Twitter and through his website bluezones.com 
Dan Pashman

Dan Pashman is the James Beard Award-nominated host of WNYC’s Sporkful food podcast and Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It Wrong, as well as the author of Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious. Dan’s also a contributor to NPR, Slate, BuzzFeed, and LA’s KCRW.

You can learn more about Dan here.

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Cravings: Give in or Win With Alex Jamieson and Nina Hartley

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Should we Fight our Cravings or Honor Them
  • The Root Cause of Cravings
  • The Overlap between Sexual and Food Cravings
  • Common Sexual Cravings That Never Get Fulfilled
  • The Acceptance of our Sexual Cravings
Alex Jamieson

She grew up on an old organic farm outside of Portland, Oregon – the original hipster. She loves roller skating, decaf Bulletproof Coffee, and playing Monty Python songs on her ukulele.

Alexandra Jamieson CHHC, CAPP, is a best-selling author, functional nutrition and cleanse coach, professionally trained healthy gourmet chef, and “cravings whisperer.” She has been seen on Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Martha Stewart Living, CNN, Fox News, USA Today and People . Alex delivers inspirational keynote speeches and workshops around the globe, and was declared Elle Magazines Coach for January 2015.

Alex was the co-star and co-creator of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me and the The Great American Detox Diet and offers remarkably sane – and tasty – advice on how to detox, live healthfully and feel fantastic. Her new book Women, Food & Desire hit #1 on Amazon on several lists including Popular Psychology – Sexuality, and was the #1 New Release in Spirituality + Self-Help on Amazon. Her book and blog guide the reader to embrace their cravings as their allies, make peace with food, and heal and reclaim their body.

You can learn more about Alex here.

 

Nina Hartley

Nina Hartley is an adult film actress and director, sex educator, sex-positive feminist, and author. Nina Hartley is the ultimate MILF, a gal who was hot back in the 1970s and is still smokin’ hot today… and just as oversexed. Since then she has gone on to feature in over 650 first-run adult films, and has become one of the most enduring and recognisable performers in the industry. She has won the most AVN awards of any star in history and was the first starlet to crossover to “real acting” with a part in Boogie Nights. She also has a line of instructional videos which are marketed under the Nina Hartley’s Guide brand covering subjects ranging from basic sexual intercourse and foreplay, to anal sex and bondage. In 2006 she published her first book Nina Hartley’s Guide to Total Sex. Hartley serves on the Board of Directors of the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance, an organization whose mission is to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.

You can learn more about Nina here. (NSFW)

 

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The Good Divorce With Karyl McBride and Angela Hallier

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Encountering the Battle of Divorce
  • How to Co-Parent with a Narcissist
  • Strategies and Tips to Focus on the Future
  • What it Really Means to Put Children First and Parental Pitfalls
  • Scripting to Change Your Mental Outlooks
Karyl McBride

Karyl McBride, Ph.D., is one of the leading authorities on the topic of narcissism, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Denver, Colorado with 34 years of public and private practice. She specializes in treating couples, families, children, and individuals with dysfunctional family issues as well as trauma and divorce. For the past twenty plus years, Dr. McBride has been researching narcissism in intimate relationships and is the author of Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers. She also provides forensic consulting and has testified as an expert witness in 86 trials. Dr. McBride’s work has been featured in numerous magazines, newspapers, websites, radio shows, and television including The Dr. Phil Show, HLN, Elle, Cleo, and Maclean’s. She is a contributing blogger for online Psychology Today.

Can also find Dr. McBride on Psychology Today and Huffington Post where she blogs.

She is also the author of: Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers.

You can learn more about Karyl here.

Angela Hallier

Angie Hallier is a partner with Hallier & Lawrence, PLC. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, Certified Family Law Specialist, and Judge Pro Tempore.  The last seven consecutive years Angie has been designated a “Super Lawyer” by superlawyers.com, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Martindale-Hubble has given her an AV rating, the highest competency and ethical rating given.  Hallier & Lawrence, PLC is dedicated solely to family law matters, including litigation, mediation, collaborative divorce, and arbitration. She is the author of  “The Wiser Divorce – Positive Strategies For Your Next Best Life”, and has appeared on CNN, FOX News, The Dr. Drew Show and The Better Show.  She is also the founder of Angie’s Angels, a community “work force” made up of the attorneys and staff of the firm.  Twice a year, the office is closed and a group community service project is performed for a selected non-profit organization in the valley.  Angie devotes her own community service to domestic violence and child safety issues.

You can learn more about Angie here.

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The Modern Altruistic Life With Stephen Post and Dana Klisanin

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Biological Effects of Altruism
  • The Helpers High
  • Altruism and Cyberspace
  • Digital Altruism and the Cyberhero Archetype
  • Counterbalancing the Negative Uses of Technology with Altruism
stephen post

Stephen G. Post, Ph.D.  is a public speaker on topics including the health benefits of helping others, the spirit of  philanthropy, and compassion in healthcare. He is a best-selling author who has taught at the University of Chicago Medical School, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1988-2008), and Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2008-), where he is Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics (designated as a special strength of the Stony Brook School of Medicine by the LCME visiting committee 2011). He is an elected member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Medicine, London.

You can learn more about Stephen here.

Dana Klisanin

Dana Klisanin, Ph.D., an award-winning psychologist who explores the impact of media and digital technologies on the mythic and moral dimensions of humanity, focusing on its potential to advance altruism, compassion, and heroism. Author of numerous journal articles, she is currently contributing to a new series of books on psychology and popular culture, that include The Walking Dead Psychology: Psych of the Living Dead and Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind.  Founder of Evolutionary Guidance Media R&D, Inc., and Director of the MindLab at c3: Center for Conscious Creativity, Dr. Klisanin oversees the design of new frameworks for media and communications based on integral theories and systems science. She is currently developing an interactive gaming adventure with real world consequences, Cyberhero League. The project is garnering awards pre-release. Executive Board member of the World Futures Studies Federation, Dr. Klisanin is the President’s envoy to the United Nations and serves on the “Media Watch” Video Game Committee for the American Psychological Association’s Division of Media Psychology and Chairs the “Positive Media” Special Interest Group.

You can learn more about Dana here.

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Veterans and Mindfulness With Richard Miller and Lee Lesser

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Work iRest does with Veterans
  • The iRest Program for Healing PTSD
  • The Foundational Work Needed to Start the iRest Program
  • Honoring the Path of the Warrior
  • Meeting the Growing and Changing Needs of the Veteran
Richard Miller

For over four decades Dr. Richard Miller has dedicated his life to the prevention and alleviation of suffering, and to helping people awaken to their essential wholeness and well-being. Founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute and co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapy, Dr. Miller is regarded as a leader in the field of meditation, yoga therapy and mental health. A respected author, scholar, and speaker, Dr. Miller leads workshops, trainings and retreats internationally.

You can read more about Richard and iRest here.

 

Lee Lesser

Lee Klinger Lesser, MS, has developed and led retreats for Veterans since 2008, integrating her experience of mindfulness and meditation into accessible programming for Veterans. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Honoring the Path of the Warrior, a non-profit program that provides a safe environment for veterans to rediscover meaning, purpose, and joy in their lives through mindfulness, meditation and community.

She has been leading workshops in the mindfulness practice of Sensory Awareness since 1976, both in English and in Spanish, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain.  She studied and co-taught with Charlotte Selver, the founder of Sensory Awareness in the United States, and a pioneer in the human potential movement.  Lee has practiced Zen since 1978. She is also a national trainer on early childhood education, emotional intelligence, family support, diversity and equity.

You can read more about Lee and Honoring the Path of the Warrior here.

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A Conversation with Tom Shadyac

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Tom’s story from Hollywood to big heart.
  • Tom’s film, I AM
  • The healing impact of I AM
  • Tom’s work with the Heart Mass Institute and what he’s learned
Tom Shadyac

Tom Shadyac is one of Hollywood’s all-time leading comedy directors with his films, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar, Liar, Patch Adams, and Bruce Almighty grossing nearly 2 billion dollars of box office.  Recently, Tom switched gears and wrote and directed his first documentary, I AM, which explores two fundamental questions – What’s wrong with our world, and what can we do about it?

He has appeared on numerous national television shows, including the Ellen Degeneres Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Nightline and Rosie O’Donnell’s nationally syndicated radio show.  His recent call-in radio show, One Big Couch with Tom Shadyac, on SiriusXM was an immediate hit with listeners.

Tom’s diverse background makes him uniquely qualified to handle the intricacies of this conversation; he’s been an actor, screenwriter, and standup comic, while studying in depth the monastic traditions, ancient philosophy, mystic poetry, myth and storytelling.  What sets Tom apart is his rare ability to blend humor and heart, with a likeability and levity that makes even the driest subjects accessible, from Quantum Physics to Cellular Biology.  Beneath it all, Tom is a teacher.  He led a legendary class at Pepperdine University for 8 years running called Storytelling and Life to standing room only crowds.  He now offers this weekly class at the University of Memphis and the University of Colorado, traversing the country each week to bring this transformative conversation to students of all ages and backgrounds.

Shadyac’s first book, Life’s Operating Manual (Hay House, 2012) immediately hit the New York Times bestseller list upon its release.

For the past few years, Tom has been speaking to sold out audiences, inspiring young and old alike with his impassioned style and unflappable belief in the human spirit.

You can learn more about Tom’s film I AM here.

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Lessons in Gratitude With Nina Lesowitz and Emiliana Simon-Thomas

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Realizing your Greatest Longings through Cultivating Thankfulness
  • Tips and Practices for Gratefulness When We’re Feeling Anything But
  • The Scientific Definition of Gratitude
  • The Mechanisms, or Psychological Processes that Underlie the Beneficial Impact of Gratitude
  • Research-tested Ways to Practice Gratitude
Nina Lesowitz

Nina Lesowitz is an award-winning marketing professional who runs Spinergy Group, which represents authors, corporate clients, and nonprofits. She, along with Sammons, co-authored the best-selling Living Life as a Thank You, and What Would You Do if You Knew You Could Not Fail?: How to Transform Fear into Courage. She lives and sails in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, and produces events for Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival.

You can learn more about Nina here.

Emiliana Simon-Thomas

Emiliana Simon-Thomas is the Science Director at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. She earned her doctorate at Berkeley, using behavioral and neuroscientific methods to examine how aversive states like fear affect thinking and decision-making. Emiliana transitioned to studying positive emotions and pro-social states like affiliation, love of humanity, compassion and awe during her postdoctoral research, and then served as Associate Director/Senior Scientist at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford. Back at Berkeley, Emiliana recently co-led GG101x, The Science of Happiness, a Massive Open Online Course on the EdX platform with over 170K registered students. Her current scientific focus is on the biological underpinnings and advantages of pro-sociality. Looking at how connecting with others, being kind, grateful and cooperative benefits health, well-being, psychosocial functioning and performance, Emiliana’s work aims to fully explore the potential for – as well as the benefits of – living a more meaningful life.

You can learn more about Emiliana here.

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Transformations: Soul and Purpose With Barbara DeAngelis and Marney Makridakis

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Soul Shifts and Personal Growth
  • Emotional Freedom
  • Blending Play and Purpose
  • The Role of Momentum in how We Create
  • New Tools for Play and Success

Barbara DeAngelis

Dr. BARBARA De ANGELIS is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of personal and spiritual development. For the past thirty-five years, she has reached tens of millions of people throughout the world with her inspirational messages about how to create a life of true freedom, mastery and awakening.

As a best-selling author, popular television personality and sought after motivational speaker, Barbara is legendary in the field of personal transformation as one of the first people to popularize the idea of self-help in the 1980’s, and as one of the first nationally recognized female motivational teachers on television. Through her sold-out seminars, TV and radio programs, publishing and speaking, she created the Barbara De Angelis Brand, and is continually sought out by corporations, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and by anyone who wants to learn how to transform themselves, their business, and their relationships from the inside out.

Dr. De Angelis is the author of fourteen best-selling books which have sold over ten million copies and been published throughout the world in twenty-five languages. She has had an amazing  four #1 New York Times Bestsellers, including Real Moments, Are You The One For Me?, Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know, and Chicken Soup for the Couples Soul, as well as HOW DID I GET HERE? Finding Your Way To Renewed Hope and Happiness When Life and Love Take Unexpected Turns, which received numerous awards and high acclaim.

Over the past twenty years, Dr. De Angelis has been in demand as a motivational speaker and is known for being one of the most moving and inspirational female speakers in the world.  She has given hundreds of presentations to groups including AT &T, Proctor & Gamble, Crystal Cruise Lines, and Young Presidents Organization. She has been a featured presenter at countless conferences along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, and many others.

Dr. De Angelis was the recipient of the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award Winner for 2007—one of only FIVE women to receive this award in Toastmasters International 50-year history for being one of the most outstanding speakers of the century.

Recently Dr. De Angelis was one of the featured inspirational teachers in the new documentary DISCOVER THE GIFT, along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and other spiritual luminaries. Barbara is currently president of SHAKTI COMMUNICATIONS INC., dedicated to bringing enlightened messages to the world through all electronic and print mediums.

Dr. De Angelis lives in Santa Barbara, California. Her most recent book is SOUL SHIFTS: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom and Practical Spirituality.

You can learn more about Barbara here.

 

Marney Makridakis

Marney K. Makridakis is the author of Hop, Skip, Jump and founder of the online community ArtellaLand.com. Her first book, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life, hit #1 on Amazon’s bestseller lists in several categories. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit her online at http://www.ArtellaLand.com.

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Love and Medicine with Bernie Siegel

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Feeding the hungry heart
  • Food as medicine
  • Negative emotions as cancer
  • How unconditional joy prepares us for conscious dying
  • What suffering teaches us about living
Bernie Siegel
Dr. Bernie Siegel’s multi-million best-selling first book, Love, Medicine & Miracles, was published in 1986. He is the author of multiple other books including A Book of Miracles, which is now available in paperback, 101 Exercises for the Soul, and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul. Dr. Siegel lives with his wife in Connecticut. They have five grown children and several grandchildren. Visit him online at http://www.berniesiegelmd.com.
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Women and Trauma With Rosemary Sword and Angela Martindale

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Brain and Trauma
  • The Number of Women who Experience Traumatic Events
  • Why Women are More Likely to Develop PTSD
  • Nutrition and Health’s Role in Recovery
  • Body and Mind Recovery from Trauma and PTSD

Rosemary Sword

Rosemary KM Sword is a private practice clinical therapist on the island of Maui.  Trained in the Hawaiian psychology of ho’oponopono, her specialty is cross-cultural counseling. Sword is co-developer of Time Perspective Therapy (TPT). She is a lead member of The Z Team, a cadre of clinicians, researchers, academicians and media professionals researching the efficacy of TPT. Sword was also a team member of Maui Memorial Medical Center’s Cardiac Care Unit–Integrative Medicine, associate of the Hawaii Psychological Association and American Psychological Association.

Sword is coauthor of The Time Cure: Overcoming PTSD with the New Psychology of Time Perspective Therapy (published in English, German, Russian and Chinese), Wiley, 2012, The Time Cure – Therapist’s Guidebook, Wiley, 2012, Time Perspective Therapy: Transforming Zimbardo’s Temporal Theory into Clinical Practice, Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application, Essays in Honor of Philip G. Zimbardo, edited by Stolarski, Fieulaine and van Beek, 2015,  as well as articles in the Journal of Loss and Trauma and Journal of Professional Psychology.

Along with colleague Philip Zimbardo, Sword is coauthor of a popular Psychology Today blog column and has written over 50 articles ranging from bullying and shyness to toxic relationships and happiness versus living a meaningful life. She has made numerous presentations in the US and Portugal regarding Zimbardo’s Temporal Theory and Time Perspective Therapy.

You can learn more about Rosemary here.

 

Angela Martindale

Angela Martindale is the Creator of the Ultimate Transformation Lifestyle Series, President, Founder and Creator of “Meals that Transform” and Creator of “CHIYOGAFLOW”.  Martindale graduated from the School of Integrative Nutrition in New York City and has traveled the world as an international fitness expert in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and Biomechanics.   Martindale holds current certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Personal Trainer and Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant.  She holds a certification from the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), additionally; she is certified through YogaFit as a yoga instructor and National Trainer.  Martindale has worked as a celebrity fitness trainer and nutritionist to Stephanie McMahon, daughter of WWE Owner, Vince McMahon, and her spouse Triple H, as well as Katie Couric and Jimmy Buffet, and is a public speaker throughout the world on nutrition and lifestyle management.  A resident of Utah, Martindale was voted #1 Trainer and Best Wellness Coach of Salt Lake City in both 2013 and 2014 and serves over 3,400 meals a week to clients in the SLC area.

You can learn more about Angela here.

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International Happiness Day With Daniele Quercia, Jean Tismit, Elisha Goldstein and Samantha Boardman

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • International Happiness Day – March 20
  • The Use of Happy Maps
  • Project +
  • Natural Anti-Depressants
  • Positive Perscription
Daniele Quercia

Daniele Quercia is a scientist at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona. He has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 2014 Data All-Stars, and spoke about “happy maps” at TED.  He is interested in the relationship between online and offline worlds, and his work has been focusing in the areas of data mining, computational social science, and urban informatics. Before Yahoo, he was a Horizon senior researcher at The Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge and was Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his PhD from UC London. His thesis was sponsored by Microsoft Research Cambridge and was nominated for BCS Best British PhD dissertation in Computer Science.

You can learn more about Daniele here.

 

Jean Tismit

 Jean Timsit, born 1961, is a painter and art photographer who lives and works in Paris, France. He has practiced black and white photography for forty years and has trained himself to master all its technical aspects, including printing, which he sees as an integral part of the creative process.

He begun 1985 drawing and painting in 1985. He received  a rich and varied training: at  the Louvre, later in California, with Betty Edwards, at Stanford University, at The Pacific Art League (Palo Alto). He also extensively studied specific techniques of the old masters in oil paint, encaustic and egg emulsion with Patrice de Pracontal and André Fisch in Paris.

Jean Timsit exhibited his paintings and photography at the National Museum for Asian Arts, Guimet, Paris, at the Modern Book Gallery (San Francisco), at The Gold Coast Gallery (New York) and was recently invited as an artist in residence at the Festival APART (St Remy de Provence)

In an earlier professional life, Jean Timsit was an International business lawyer, specializing in dispute resolution and mediation. He received his training at HEC school of management, Paris, and joined the Paris bar in 1985.

He has worked as a full time professional artist since 2006. He photographs exclusively in black and white, using only film and traditional wet laboratory techniques, pushing the limits of those now mostly forgotten practices. He produces his own chemicals, when those are not available anymore. He paints mostly in Oil, but also uses egg emulsion, mixed techniques and water based or encaustic paints. He produces some of his own paints and mediums. His approach to painting is slow and detailed. The same goes for his photography, even though photography is relatively faster by nature.

Jean Timsit also created and runs a scientific research group around the themes of happiness (Project +) and is part of the United Nations Expert Group on this topic. He publishes, with his group, in scientific journals. He sees this work as an integral part of his expression, art and science illuminating each other.

 

Elisha Goldstein

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a psychologist, speaker and author who has published numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including his newest book Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion (Order Now and Get the Promo Offer), the bestselling books The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He has his private practice in West Los Angeles, California.

You can learn more about Elisha here.

 

Samantha Boardman

Samantha Boardman MD is the founder of PositivePrescription.com, a website that shares actionable insights from psychiatry and psychology with readers. She is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Public Health and an Attending Psychiatrist at Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Boardman is a contributing writer to Everyday Health, The Tory Burch Blog, Acculturated.com, Modern Luxury, Self.com and the Huffington Post. She has written for Harper’s Bazaar and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Avenue Magazine, GG Magazine and Style.com. Dr. Boardman is a frequent guest expert on the Today Show discussing current psychology topics as they pertain to everyday life. Dr. Boardman is a member of the Board of Trustees of Metropolitan Museum of Art, a board member of Citymeals-on-Wheels, a committee member for the New York Presbyterian Lying-in Hospital, a council member for New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, and a council member for Woman and Science, Rockefeller University. She received her B.A. from Harvard University, an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and an M.A. in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives and works in New York City.

You can learn more about Samantha here.

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Mindful Meditation With David Gelles and Sara Lazar

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The new uses of mindful meditation in the Western World
  • How large corporations are integrating mindful meditation into the workplace
  • The scientific effects of mindful meditation on the brain
  • The different areas of the brain associated with stress relief and well-being
  • Starting and maintaining a mindful meditation practice
David Gelles

David Gelles is a reporter for the New York Times, covering mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, and Wall Street. You can find most of his most recent work on DealBook.

Before joining the Times in September 2013, he spent five years with the Financial Times. At the FT, he covered tech, media and M&A in San Francisco and New York. In 2011 he conducted an exclusive jailhouse interview with Bernie Madoff, shedding new light on the $65 billion ponzi scheme.

David is writing a book about mindfulness at work, bringing together his 15 years of meditation practice with his work as a business journalist. ‘Mindful Work’ will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015, and will explore the growing influence of Eastern wisdom on Western business.

You can learn more about David here.

 

Sara Lazar

Sara W. Lazar, PhD is an Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. The focus of her research is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy individuals. She is a contributing author to “Meditation and Psychotherapy” (Guilford Press). She has been practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation since 1994. Her research has been covered by numerous news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and WebMD, and her work has been featured in a display at the Boston Museum of Science.

You can learn more about Sara here.

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Logic, Reason and Philosophy With Eyal Winter and Rebecca Goldstein

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The emotion in logic and why our instincts are not irrational
  • How we create emotional rules to guide our interactions with others
  • Why emotions are a an effective and sophisticated tool for balancing and complementing our rational side
  • The role of modern philosophy on reason and happiness
  • The emphasis philosophy places on reason and the way that affects happiness
Eyal Winter

Eyal Winter is professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s leading institutions in the academic study of decision-making. He chaired the economics department at Hebrew University and was the 2011 recipient of Germany’s Humboldt Prize. He has lectured at over 130 universities in 26 countries around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Princeton,
and the University of Cambridge.

You can learn more about him here.

 

Rebecca Goldstein

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is the author of ten books, of both fiction and philosophy. Her novels include The Mind-Body Problem, Properties of Light: A Novel of Love, Betrayal and Quantum Physics, and 36 Arguments for The Existence of God: A Work of Fiction. She is also the author of Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel, named by Discover Magazine one of the best science books of its year, and the award-winning Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity.

Her latest book is Plato at The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, published this past spring. The recipient of numerous awards for both her fiction and scholarship, in 1996 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the “Genius” Prize. In awarding her the prize, the foundation wrote that “Goldstein’s writings emerge as brilliant arguments for the belief that fiction in our time may be the best vehicle for involving readers in questions of morality and existence.”

She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and been named the Humanist of the Year, in 2011. She is currently a research assistant at Harvard University and Professor of Philosophy at New College of the Humanities, London UK. She also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Values.

You can learn more about her here.

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Breaking Down Narcissism With Jeffrey Kluger and Jean Twenge

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Narcissist in the Workplace, Bedroom and Relationships
  • The New Book “The Narcissist Next Door”
  • The Difference in Narcissism Generation to Generation
  • The Cultural Shift That Makes it Happen
  • Exploring “Generation Me”
Jeffrey Kluger

 Jeffrey Kluger is a senior editor and writer at Time magazine. He is a coauthor of the bestseller Apollo 13 and the author of The Narcissist Next DoorThe Sibling Effect, SimplexitySplendid Solution, Moon Hunters, and two novels for young adults. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughters.

You can read more about Jeffrey here.

Jean Twenge

Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and the books Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled — and More Miserable Than Ever Before and The Narcissism EpidemicLiving in the Age of Entitlement (co-authored with W. Keith Campbell). Dr. Twenge frequently gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today’s young generation based on a dataset of 11 million young people. Her audiences have included college faculty and staff, high school teachers, military personnel, camp directors, and corporate executives. Her research has been covered in TimeNewsweekThe New York TimesUSA TodayU.S. News and World Report, and The Washington Post, and she has been featured on Today, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox and Friends, NBC Nightly News, Dateline NBC, and National Public Radio. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.

You can learn more about Jean here.

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Through and Beyond Trauma With Dr. Philip Zimbardo, Mike Monroe and Nicole Green of Team Rubicon

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • New Treatments for War Trauma
  • Time Perspective Therapy
  • The Work of Team Rubicon
  • The Difference Team Rubicon Makes for Veterans and Disaster Relief
  • The Value of Veterans and Their Continued Service
Dr. Philip Zimbardo

Philip Zimbardo is one of the most distinguished living psychologists, having served as President of the American Psychological Association, designed and narrated the award winning 26-part PBS series, Discovering Psychology, and has published more than 50 books and 400 professional and popular articles and chapters, among them, Shyness, The Lucifer Effect, The Time Cure and The Time Paradox.

A professor emeritus at Stanford University, Dr. Zimbardo has spent 50 years teaching and studying psychology. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University, and his areas of focus include time perspective, shyness, terrorism, madness, and evil. Best-known for his controversial Stanford Prison Experiment that highlighted the ease with which ordinary intelligent college students could cross the line between good and evil when caught up in the matrix of situational and systemic forces.

Dr. Zimbardo is currently lectures worldwide and is actively working to promote his non-profit The Heroic Imagination Project www.heroicimagination.org. His current research looks at the psychology of heroism.

You can learn more about Dr. Zimbardo here.

 

 Mike Monroe

Nicole Green

Team Rubicon seeks to provide our veterans with three things they lose after leaving the military: a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and self-worth, from recognizing the impact one individual can make. Coupled with leadership development and other opportunities, TR also aims to “bridge the gap” between military and civilian life.

Mike Monroe served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps for twelve years.  Highlights of his tenure include leadership positions within an infantry battalion, staff assignments at the Division and USMC Headquarters level, serving as a Platoon Commander with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company (USMC Special Operations), and being selected as the USMC exchange officer to the British Royal Marine Commandos.  Upon leaving the military, Mike worked for the CIA.  Following the CIA, Mike relocated to New York City where he started his own fitness and training company.  After successfully building his own business, Mike felt a strong calling to serve again.  In 2010 he re-entered government service working for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).   His work at DIA led to a deployment to Afghanistan as part of a special task force supporting the U.S. Special Operations Command.  Following the DIA, Mike joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he worked in a countermeasures office, focusing on vulnerabilities within transportation systems.  Mike currently serves as the Division One Administrator for Team Rubicon (TR).   Before joining TR, Mike’s passion led him to service at Points of Light where he was responsible for building programs that help veterans, military members and their families.

Nicole Green is currently the Division Two Administrator at Team Rubicon, where she focuses on the organization’s growth and operations in the western United States. Team Rubicon is a disaster relief non-profit that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.  She is a US Air Force veteran who served as an intelligence officer for four years and deployed to Iraq in 2003.

After her military service she moved to Russia, where she taught English for one year and discovered a passion for communication. Upon returning to the US, Nicole joined a small company as the VP of Business Development and built a Critical Thinking course for the Army.  From there, she was recruited to work as a strategy consultant for Deloitte.  After volunteering with Team Rubicon, Nicole was inspired to move west and put her business and training skills to work on behalf of the veteran community.  Nicole is from Atlanta, GA and holds a BS from the US Air Force Academy in Political Science and an MA in Diplomacy from Norwich University.

You can learn more about Team Rubicon here.

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LOVE is in the Air: Love Cycles and Chemistry With Linda Carroll and Dr. Helen Fisher

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Looking at Love Cycles
  • The Questions to Ask in a Committed Relationship
  • The Effect of Love on the Brain
  • What Cheating Means in a Relationship
  • What Attracts Us to a Partner
Linda Carroll

Linda Carroll is the author of Love Cycles, Her Mother’s Daughter, and Remember Who You Are. A couple’s therapist for over thirty years, she is certified in Transpersonal Psychology and Imago Therapy and is a master teacher in Pairs Therapy. She lives in Corvallis, OR, offers workshops across the country, and is a frequent speaker at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico.

You can learn more about Linda Carroll here.

Dr. Helen Fisher

Helen E. Fisher, PhD biological anthropologist, is a Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University. She has written five books on the evolution and future of human sexuality, monogamy, adultery and divorce, gender differences in the brain, the chemistry of romantic love, and most recently, human personality types and why we fall in love with one person rather than another.

Fisher has looked at marriage and divorce in 58 societies, adultery in 42 cultures, patterns of monogamy and desertion in birds and mammals, and gender differences in the brain and behavior. In her newest work, she reports on four biologically-based personality types, and using data on 28,000 people collected on the dating site Chemistry.com, she explores who you are and why you are chemically drawn to some types more than others.

You can learn more about Dr. Helen Fisher here.

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LOVE is in the Air: Relationships and Communication With Gina Vucci and Alison Armstrong

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Using the Mirror of Relationships
  • Balancing Closeness and Independence
  • Becoming Aware of Our Unconscious Patterns
  • The Biggest Mistakes in Communicating Between Men and Women
  • Leading up to Valentine’s Day, What Both Gender Can Do To Improve the Holiday
Gina Vucci

Here is a snapshot of Gina Vucci: Gina is a “Soccer Mom”. She is a single mom raising three inspired children, a survivor of Domestic Violence, a sober alcoholic for over twenty years, a mentor, a friend, an advocate, a seeker. Her journey has brought her to a place of knowing that life holds something extraordinary for each of us. Her faith and hope has brought insight and inspiration to many. Her passion is to support people in recognizing their true potential for joy, freedom and empowerment.

Gina’s childhood was shaped by the tragic loss of her father at a young age, the brokenness and contradictions of those around her, by violence, and by abuse. Losing herself in rebellion at an early age, she rejected all tradition and authority, ultimately finding grace and recovery through surrendering to a “power greater than herself” who restored her to sanity…most of the time.

Working with Shakti has been a powerful and transformative process for Gina. She feels it is an honor to work alongside Shakti, and is grateful for the mentoring she has received from Shakti. Today they enjoy a rich partnership bringing Shakti’s work to the world.

The relationships in our lives — whether with romantic partners, coworkers, family, or friends — are often our greatest source of both comfort and frustration. In the enclosed review copy of The Relationship Handbook: A Path to Consciousness, Healing, and Growth (New World Library, November 1, 2014), which is her first book in nearly fifteen years, beloved bestselling author Shakti Gawain, and her coteacher for many years Gina Vucci, show how they also have the potential to be our greatest teachers.

“It’s very difficult to look inside ourselves and see what’s going on in there, particularly to see what we’re unaware of,” write Shakti and Gina. “That’s why it’s important to look at our relationships as mirrors of our inner processes. Used this way, relationships become one of the most valuable sources of healing and teaching in our lives.”

You can learn more about Gina here.

 

Alison Armstrong

Alison Armstrong, author, educator, and creator of the widely acclaimed “Queen’s Code” workshop series, asks the question: “What if no one is misbehaving — including you?”  She explores the good reasons behind the behavior of men and women such as fundamental differences in the ways we think, act and communicate. She offers simple, partnership-based, solutions to improve our communication and intimacy by honoring ourselves and others. She’s known for her insight, sense of humor and ability to articulate the human experience and predicament of gender.

You can learn more about Alison here.

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Methods of Self Mastery With Lisa Machenberg and David Meketon

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Tips for Self-Hypnosis
  • How to Hack Your Brain for Positive Changes
  • Self-Hypnosis and Eating, Stress Reduction and Improving Relationships
  • Identifying Grit
  • The Relationship between Grit and Self-Control
Lisa Machenberg

 LISA R. MACHENBERG is an Instructor and Staff Hypnotherapist at HMI College of Hypnotherapy in Tarzana, Ca.  She teaches continuing education certification courses for the American Hypnosis Association in: Hypnosis and ADD, Hypnosis and PTSD, Hypnosis Before and After Surgery, and Hypnosis and Seniors.  If Lisa looks familiar she is also the host of the popular internet shows, AMAZING MIND and HYPNOSIS TODAY on the Hypnosis TV Channel.  Lisa was just featured as the “Hypno-Mom” on Bravo’s new show, Extreme Parenting.  Lisa also facilitates the infant and toddler parenting program at Gan Malibu Preschool in Malibu, Ca.

You can learn more about Lisa here.

 

David Meketon

David Meketon has served in numerous roles in the School District of Philadelphia including Student Support Coordinator, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal at the J.R. Masterman High School. He has taught philosophy, English, and history. He has been the recipient of a number of awards in education and was a Fulbright Teacher Exchange Fellow. Meketon has also served as a facilitator with “A Gathering of Men” a community based anti-recidivism initiative in the Pennsylvania State Correction System.

He currently works as the school based research liaison with Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked with Duckworth on various projects for more than eleven years.

The Duckworth Lab focuses on two traits that predict success in life: grit and self-control. Grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals. Self-control is the voluntary regulation of behavioral, emotional, and attentional impulses in the presence of momentarily gratifying temptations or diversions. On average, individuals who are gritty are more self-controlled, but the correlation between these two traits is not perfect: some individuals are paragons of grit but not self-control, and some exceptionally well-regulated individuals are not especially gritty. While we haven’t fully worked out how these two traits are related, it seems that an important distinction has to do with timescale. They study character strengths in school age children. The most recent project involves measuring gratitude, actively open minded thinking, self-control, grit, and purpose.Angela Duckworth and our work in general.

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Happiness and the Greater Good: The Power of Giving Back With Congressman Marty Russo and Anthony Melikhov

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Creating a personal State of the Union for your life
  • Learn to identify your own values and intentions
  • Defining what you can do for the Greater Good
  • How the desire to positively impact a life over building wealth can affect you
  • Learn about the nonprofits Bright Future International and unite4: good
Marty Russo

Congressman Marty Russo: As you will hear from his accent, Marty hails from the great town of Chicago, Illinois and he grew up in a big Italian family where he learned the value of hard work and getting an education.

After graduating from DePaul Law School, Marty started his professional career in the State’s Attorney office of Illinois. His first work assignment was to tackle one of the most difficult problems facing Chicago – the violent street gangs that roamed the streets.  Marty spent 3 years in this dangerous job — gathering evidence and prosecuting gang members to put them behind bars.

At the age of 30, Marty was elected as a moderate Democrat in the 3rd District of Illinois. When he arrived at the United States House of Representatives, he brought the same tenacity that it took to fight street gangs and used it to achieve compromise in Washington. Over the next 18 years Marty was involved in all the major issues facing Congress:  tax reform, saving social security and Medicare, the energy crisis, national security challenges and ever growing fiscal issues.

Marty was best known for his many close relationships on both sides of the political aisle. He keeps in touch with more than one former president.

After leaving Congress Marty went into the lobbying profession and quickly rose to become CEO of one of the most powerful firms in Washington.

Now, in his “third career” Marty gives back by speaking and lecturing on how to make a positive difference in our Democracy by getting involved.

You can learn more about Cong. Russo here.

 

Anthony Melikhov

Philanthropist, Anthony Melikhov is founder of unite4:good, a groundbreaking new movement to inspire and empower positive, global change through acts of kindness.

Melikhov gathered a network of celebrities and leaders, among others to stand with unite4:good when it launched in 2013.  The mission:  One small act — if through kindness, charity, awareness or love — can change the world, still stands.

His drive to impact humanity for the greater good did not start there, as three years prior, Melikhov founded the non-profit organization, Bright Future International or BFI in 2010.  There, educational programs that promote empathy, understanding and morality for children and adults are created.  Funding also is provided.

The inspiration toward launching first, BFI and then the unite4:good global movement stemmed from spending an enlightening and educational year deep in the jungles of Panama.  The journey left Melikhov with a new focus toward positivity as a source of overall well-being.

A native of Minsk, Belarus, Melikhov came to the U.S. in 1989 when he co-founded and served as president of the Illinois-based pharmaceutical company, Sagmel, Inc., in which he later sold.

Melikhov has pledged his resources, as well as time and energy to the movement, in which he serves as a hands-on, visionary leader.  The social and digital platform unite4good.com is expected to launch later this year.

Melikhov lives by the principle that if his recourses are used for promoting every day kindness, the positivity will come back to him infinitely.

You can learn more about Anthony here.

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#DefineBrave = The Courage to Stand in Truth & Express Freedom With Katie Kozloff, Jaspen Boothe, Pat Cruz, Lisa Moreno-Dickinson and Jennifer Walsh

During this week's radio show you will learn about:

  • The #DefineBrave Campaign from Katie K Active
  • Personal Stories of Overcoming Adversity
  • Women Entrepreneurs Making a Difference: Pride & Glory and Mind.Body.Spirit EXPERIENCE
  • Explore Non-Profits: FinalSaluteInc.org and StopCAIDNow.org
katie k

The Katie K Active Signature Collection is named for founder and designer Katie Kozloff. As a fitness trainer, Kozloff worked with women of all sizes heard first hand their opinions and views on what was lacking in the activewear industry. After a few years of research, Kozloff was inspired to create activewear that blended performance, fit and fashion — workout gear that looks and feels amazing on women of all sizes. “I was excited to be able to jump in on the cutting edge as trends were changing and make my impact in the activewear industry. I wanted to create a brand that fits and flatters all of my friends in all of their sizes, without compromising the performance features that today’s women have grown to expect. Its great to create a line that is fashionable and street smart; allowing women to run from yoga, to meeting friends, to getting errands done all while feeling confident and put together.”

You can learn more about Katie K here.

Jaspen Boothe

Jas Boothe is a Chicago Native and disabled Army Veteran, who gave  13 years of service to this great nation. She deployed during the Operation Iraq Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom campaigns and her military career has been dedicated to working with and advocating for Soldiers and their family members.

In 2005, she was a single parent in the Army Reserves living in New Orleans. That spring, she learned she would soon be deploying to Iraq. During her mobilization, Boothe’s life was torn apart by two significant events. In August she lost everything she owned due to Hurricane Katrina. She tried to shift her focus to her platoon that was counting on her for leadership through the deployment. The very next month in September, she received a devastating diagnosis of an aggressive head, neck, and throat cancer, and was now unable to deploy.

Boothe’s options were limited and posed some very hard choices for her. Because of her illness, she was facing discharge from the military. But she needed complex full-time medical care, a job, and a place to live with her young son. When searching for what assistance might be available, she was told there were no existing programs for female Veterans with children and that she should explore welfare and social services as an option, just like every other single mother. Jas then realized that America had forgotten about the women who have served, fought, bled and died along side their male counterparts. She found these options unacceptable for a woman who had honorably served her country and after extensive cancer treatment, including radiation therapy that left life-long side effects, at Brooke Army Medical Center, she was able to stay in the Reserves and immediately began looking for full-time employment and a place for her and her son to live.

In 2006, she relocated to Missouri with her aunt, where she had subsequently accepted a job offer from the Army National Guard. Later in the year, she received an opportunity to return to full-time duty in Washington, DC. Boothe never forgot what she and her son had been through and was determined to ensure her fellow sister Veterans had a resource in their time of need.

Jas Founded Final Salute Inc in November 2010 as part of her commitment to “Never Leave a Fallen Comrade”. Final Salute Inc has assisted over 300 women Veterans and children and now operates 3 transitional homes in Alexandria, VA, Martinsburg, WV and Columbus, OH.

Boothe holds a BA in Mass Communications from Mississippi Valley State University and dual MAs in Human Resource Management and Management and Leadership from Webster University. Jas is the mother of two wonderful boys, Brandon (currently serving in the United States Air Force) and Jammel Jr., and wife of a former Marine Combat Veteran, Jammel R. Boothe Sr. 6 well planned talking points

Here a few of the awards she has received for her leadership and community impact: 2014 Oprah Winfrey Standing  Ovation, CNN Hero, 2014 Live with Kelly and Michael Unstoppable Mom, 2014 YWCA Woman of Distinction, 2014 First Lady of Virginia’s FLITE Award – Opportunity Hall of Fame Inductee, 2014 Influential Woman Of the Year – Virginia Lawyer’s Media, and 2013 Woman of the Year (non-profit/government) – Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

You can learn more about Jas here.

Pat Cruz

Pat Cruz: Creative thinker, noted entrepreneur, event marketing specialist, former radio show host, avid networker, connection maker, and marketing/social media innovator nationally celebrated for her ranking in top five Rhode Islanders with highest calculated social media influence. With an entrepreneurial background that spans over two decades, Pat excels in generating unique ideas and successfully growing them from concept. She is a branding guru has a nonpareil track record of marketing to female consumers – one that is informed by her profound appreciation of what women want, what women need, and the contributions women make to our economy and culture.

Pat has created a socially oriented business environment that builds awareness, creates loyalty, and increases revenue for clients and businesses desiring access to the power of the female buyer, or female influencer in the local marketplace.

You can learn more about Pat here.

Lisa Moreno-Dickinson

Lisa Moreno-Dickinson: I’m a devoted single mom, author, executive producer, writer for the Global Genes Project/Rare Disease Community, Ambassador for #definebrave, on the board of Directors for The Wish Upon  A Hero Foundation,

President/Founder for StopCAIDNow.org. StopCAIDnow, Inc. is a non-profit organization recognized globally and first to blanket all  Auto-inflammatory Diseases.

We are a 501c3 accredited non-profit. The foundation is focused on treatments, awareness, diverse genetic testing, and genomics.

Earlier in my life I spent time overseas in London studying, working as a counselor to juvenile delinquents in jail with a background in gangs. I gave psych evaluations for the Chief of Police and spoke on behalf of CSA. I’ve also spent much of my time volunteering–everything from homeless shelters to the National Institute of Health.

I have a reputation as DAME

DAME= Determined Ambitious Mom Endlessly working for a CURE and ways to help all children with CAID(Childhood AutoInflammatory Diseases)/SAID(Systemic AutoInflammatory Diseases)

You can learn more about Lisa here.

Jennifer Walsh

BEAUTY IS MY BUSINESS! Beauty Pioneer, Beauty Entrepreneur, Beauty Executive, On Air Beauty Expert for 15 years, On Air Retail Analyst, Created One Of The 1st Beauty Boutique Concepts In The US in 1998, Beauty Writer, Guest Speaker

Jennifer Walsh has been a true pioneer for the skin care / cosmetics industry. She has been in the business for more than 15 years and has learned her craft thru hands on experience with the brands themselves and with customers throughout the world.

Ms. Walsh founded what became one of the first beauty boutique chains in the United Stated in 1998 along with one of the first beauty websites at that same time. During that time Ms. Walsh began going on air showcasing all things beauty and has been on TV for the industry longer than anyone else in the US in the beauty arena.

What makes Jennifer TRULY unique is her sheer knowledge of the industry, her longevity on TV as an expert, and her relationships with so many beauty brands. As the CEO of a chain of beauty boutiques, Jennifer was trained by more than 100 + brands and then had to educate and train her staff and her customers. She had to understand what the customers were asking for and understand what it took to run a multi chain, multi-platform business. She was featured in a 30 day video diary and blog on Entrepreneur Magazine’s website in 2007.

As a long time make-up artist, Jennifer has had the pleasure of working with celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, John Travolta, top models, top athletes and others.

As an on air TV expert in the beauty industry for over a 14 years on every network in the US ~ she is known as the one to go to to promote and most importantly EDUCATE others in their brands.

Jennifer has also been an accomplished freelance writer for over a decade for books, magazines, and blogs. She is often traveling around the world finding the newest products, meetings with new and established brands, acting as a guest on radio shows, speaking at national forums, and usually on TV some where!

Since Jennifer sold her company in 2010, she now consults for brands in roll out plans both in the US and internationally. She works closely with skin care and cosmetic companies on advertising campaigns, market research, and trend forecasting.

You can learn more about Jennifer here.

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Spark and Balance in the New Year With Chris “SparkGuy” Downie and Christine Carter

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to Set Challenges for 2015
  • The Secret to Keeping Resolutions
  • Learn about Spark People and Their Mission
  • Five Strategies for Finding Your “Sweet Spot” in Home and Work
Chris Downie

Chris “SparkGuy” Downie, SparkPeople Founder/CEO and author of the New York Times Best Selling book, The Spark, is an entrepreneurial success story who is now giving back by “sparking” millions of people to reach their goals.

Chris, the “shyest kid in class” during school, set out to find a way to conquer anxiety.  He integrated the best of health and fitness with the best of goal setting, leadership, and motivation to build his own personal improvement program.

Results from this program gave Chris the passion and energy to co-found an online auction company with a friend.  This company grew into eBay’s leading competitor and was acquired by eBay.

After reaching many of his own goals, Chris wanted to do more to help others reach their most meaningful goals.  He knows that he never would have met his wife (an early eBay employee), had entrepreneurial success – or ramped up his tennis game– if not for the results from his improvement program.

To make this happen, Chris started SparkPeople in 2000 and added a great team of people passionate about helping others.  SparkPeople’s mission is to SPARK millions of PEOPLE to reach their goals using health and fitness as a springboard to reach goals in all areas of life.  SparkPeople now has one of the largest and most popular diet/fitness/health websites and apps in the world with approximately 10 million unique visitors per month.

Chris corresponds directly with members daily and has made well over 10,000 social community posts to motivate people.

You can learn more about Chris and Spark People here.

 

Christine Carter

A sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home (January 2015) and Raising Happiness (2011).

After receiving her B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was a Senior Fellow, Dr. Carter worked in marketing management and school administration, going on to receive her Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley.

Dr. Carter has been quoted or featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, as well as Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Fitness, Redbook, and dozens of other publications. She has appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the “Dr. Oz Show”, the “TODAY” show, the “Rachael Ray Show,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer”, PBS, as well as NPR and BBC Radio.

A sought-after keynote speaker, Dr. Carter loves to share her work with new audiences. Combining scientific research and practical application, Dr. Carter offers audiences not just a way to cope with modern pressures, but a way to truly thrive. Speaking to executives, general audiences, and working parents, Dr. Carter looks at living life from our “sweet spot”—that place of both power and ease.

Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on the HuffingtonPost, PsychologyToday.com, PositivelyPositive.com, Medium.com, and several other websites. She has been nominated twice for an award from the American Sociological Association for public sociology.

She lives with her husband, four kids, and dog Buster in Marin County, California.

You can learn more about Christine here.

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A Listener Favorite Returns! Goals + Gratitude = Happy Holidays with Less Stress With Kimberly Rinaldi

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to take our goals
  • Add gratitude
  • Reduce holiday stress
Kimberly Rinaldi

The New year is upon us. Have you made you New Year’s Resolutions yet? Do you stick with them longer than a week? Are you giving gratitude for even the small things in life? Stressed out? My guest this week will be sharing with us how to take our goals, add gratitude, and reduce holiday stress.

Speaker, Author and Radio Show Host Kimberly Rinaldi joyfully shares her decades of experience as a Certified Master Trainer of Hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP, Success Coaching and Reiki. Having created a highly successful private coaching practice, Kimberly now teaches Lessons in Joyful Living. She believes in empowering others and that through it, you have the ability to break through any and all barriers. Kimberly uses her natural intuitive abilities and unique techniques to help clients achieve their highest potential and move toward their soul purpose; she provides tools to carry for a lifetime.

To learn more about Kimberly and her work, visit:www.kimberlyrinaldi.com

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The Science of Miracles and Angels With Dr. Bernie Siegel, Matthew Fox and Rupert Sheldrake

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How Change Can Open the Door for Miracles
  • How to Welcome Grace into our Lives
  • What We Can Learn from Children and Animals
  • The Discoveries of 21st Century Angels
  • The Common Ground Between Theology and Science
Bernie Siegel

Dr. Bernie Siegel’s multi-million best-selling first book, Love, Medicine & Miracles, was published in 1986. He is the author of multiple other books including A Book of Miracles, which is now available in paperback, 101 Exercises for the Soul, and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul. Dr. Siegel lives with his wife in Connecticut. They have five grown children and several grandchildren.

Visit him online at http://www.berniesiegelmd.com.

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest, and an activist who was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He holds a doctorate, summa cum laude, in the History and Theology of Spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris. He has written 30 books that have been translated into 48 languages and have received numerous awards. Among them are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, and The Reinvention of Work.

You can learn more about Matthew here.

Rupert Sheldrake

Rupert Sheldrake is a celebrated biologist and author best known for his theory of morphic fields and morphic resonance, and its vision of a living, developing universe with its own inherent memory. His most recent book, Science Set Free (in the US), won the Book of the Year Award from the British Scientific and Medical Network. The Independpent, in its review, wrote “Sheldrake drags ten of the most powerful dogmas out of the basement and into the light of day; and does science, humanity and the world at large a considerable favour.”

You can learn more about Rupert here.

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Feel Good Inside and Out for the Holidays With Dr. Jessica Wu and Polly Campbell

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Healthy Eating Around the Holidays
  • The Ten Commandments of Holiday Eating for Healthy Skin
  • Keeping Your Spirituality Intact with Holiday Pressures
  • Using Imperfection Daily
  • How Daily Chores Can Become Part of a Spiritual Practice
Dr Jessica Wu

Dr Jessica Wu is a board-certified dermatologist in Los Angeles, California.  She received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Southern California (USC) Medical Center.  In addition to her thriving private practice, Dr Wu is Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at USC and frequently lectures at national medical conferences.  She conducts clinical research trials on new injectable and topical anti-aging treatments, and is also a member of the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society of Nutrition.

Since 2009, Dr Wu has been dispensing beauty and lifestyle advice in her daily e-newsletter, Dr Jessica Wu Hollywood Dermatologist, which has over 300,000 subscribers. In 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. It has also been published in the UK, China, Russia, Taiwan, and India.

In Fall 2013, Dr Wu introduced her second line of skincare products, Dr Jessica Wu Skincare, which is available at Costco stores nationwide.  This collection has many loyal celebrity fans, and joins Dr Wu’s first line of products, Dr Jessica Wu Cosmeceuticals, which was introduced in 2005.

Dr Wu is a seasoned media expert and has appeared on Good Morning America, Fox News, Entertainment Tonight, and local and national news and entertainment shows.  She has co-hosted episodes of “The Doctors” syndicated talk show and regularly appears on local news programs in Los Angeles.  Dr Wu has been interviewed on National Public Radio, and has been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, People, Newsweek, Allure, and Women’s Wear Daily..

Dr Wu divides her leisure time between fitness activities (she is a certified Canadian ski instructor and avid standup paddleboarder) and charitable organizations.  She is co-founder of a nonprofit organization, BeautyShares Inc., that is dedicated to building confidence and self-esteem in disadvantaged young women through after-school workshops on grooming, skincare, and healthy lifestyles.

You can learn more about Dr. Wu here.

 

Polly Campbell

 Polly Campbell-Author of Imperfect Spirituality: Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People

Buddha probably never pulled a raisin out of a toddler’s nose on his path toward enlightenment, but stuck raisins and other real-life moments have provided writer Polly Campbell plenty of opportunities for spiritual growth and self-improvement. Campbell’s articles on personal development topics and spiritual practices appear regularly in national publications and blogs and she is also a professional speaker who inspires and energizes audiences with a blend of wit and wisdom.

She admits to practicing many of the things she writes and speaks about in her own quest to find more peace, happiness and sometimes just socks that match. The spiritual practices and personal development strategies she practices have also helped her cope with chronic illness – juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and a melanoma cancer scare.

Despite these and the other every-day challenges, Campbell has consistently developed her own spiritual practice by adapting the most powerful principles to fit into her unpredictable lifestyle. Her down-to-earth, and imperfect yet practical, approach has helped others uncover their own greatest potential and live close to spirit.

Campbell is also a multi-tasking wife and mother, an avid player of Candyland, a forever fan of University of Oregon Duck football and a reader of personal development and spirituality books from her home in Oregon.

You can learn more about Polly here.

 

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Modern Heroism with Dr. Philip Zimbardo and Ervin Staub

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Heroic Imagination Project
  • Redefining Heroism in the 21st Century
  • Universal Human Tendencies
  • How to Make Ourselves Better Bystanders
  • Promoting Moral Courage in Children
Philip Zimbardo

Philip Zimbardo is one of the most distinguished living psychologists, having served as President of the American Psychological Association, designed and narrated the award winning 26-part PBS series, Discovering Psychology, and has published more than 50 books and 400 professional and popular articles and chapters, among them, Shyness, The Lucifer Effect, The Time Cure and The Time Paradox.

A professor emeritus at Stanford University, Dr. Zimbardo has spent 50 years teaching and studying psychology. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from Yale University, and his areas of focus include time perspective, shyness, terrorism, madness, and evil. Best-known for his controversial Stanford Prison Experiment that highlighted the ease with which ordinary intelligent college students could cross the line between good and evil when caught up in the matrix of situational and systemic forces.

Dr. Zimbardo is currently lectures worldwide and is actively working to promote his non-profit The Heroic Imagination Project www.heroicimagination.org. His current research looks at the psychology of heroism.

You can learn more about Dr. Zimbardo here.

 

Ervin Staub

Ervin Staub is Professor of Psychology Emeritus, and Founding Director of the Psychology of Peace and Violence Program at the University of Massachusetts. His relevant books include The psychology of good and evil: Why children, adults and groups help and harm others, and the forthcoming The roots of goodness and resistance to evil: Inclusive caring, moral courage, altruism born of suffering, active bystandership and heroism. New York: Oxford University Press.

You can learn more about Ervin here.

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Practicing Gratitude with Andy Hayes and Lisa Wimberger

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Defining Moments That Matter
  • Tools and Techniques to Practice Gratitude Daily
  • What Gratitude Does to our Brain
  • Using Gratitude to Heal
  • Gratitude Mantras
Andy Hayes  

Andy Hayes is the founder and creator of Plum Deluxe, the website that helps you create moments that matter.  A published author, prolific writer, and public speaker, he is based in sunny Portland, Oregon.  Featured in sites and magazines such as CNN, Wall Street Journal, and National Geographic, Andy is known for his fresh ideas on living a good life.

You can learn more about Andy here.

Lisa Wimberger

Lisa Wimberger is the founder of the Neurosculpting Institute and author of Neurosculpting: A Whole-Brain Approach to Heal Trauma, Rewrite Limiting Beliefs, and Find Wholeness (Sounds True, January 2015) and New Beliefs, New Brain (Divine Arts, 2011). A member of the National Center for Crisis Management and other care associations, she has a private practice in Denver, Colorado, specializing in helping clients with stress disorders.

You can learn more about Lisa here.

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Conscious Capitalism with Jonathan Fields and Woody Tasch

During this week's radio show you will learn about:

  • The Good Life Project
  • Maker-centric Business and Aligned Entrepreneurship
  • Slow Money Principles
  • The Benefits of Investing Small and Locally
Jonathan Fields

Jonathan Fields is on a mission to illuminate and improve the human condition. A New York City dad, husband, award-winning author, entrepreneur and strategist, 800-CEO-READ named his last book Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance the #1 personal development book of 2011.

Fields founded and currently runs media and education venture, Good Life Project, where he and his team produce a broadcast-quality web-show and top-rated podcast, along with a series of acclaimed events, trainings and the Camp GLP annual summer-camp for grown-ups. Bigger picture, GLP is a movement to bring together people in the quest to inspire the pursuit of life well-lived.

Fields also speaks globally on living a good life, the power of belonging, mission-driven entrepreneurship and innovation. He’s been featured widely in mainstream and online media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Inc., Entrepreneur, USA Today, People, O Magazine, Self, Fitness, Elle, Allure, Outside, Slate, Vogue, CNBC, FoxBusiness, PBS Nightly Business Report and thousands of other places that sound cool, but don’t impress his daughter all that much. When not building ventures and telling stories, he can be found dancing around his living room with his wife and daughter…and writing in the third person.

You can read more about Jonathan here.

 

Woody Tasch

WOODY TASCH IS THE DYNAMIC and visionary founder and chairman of Slow Money, a nonprofit headquartered in Boulder, Colo., with an alliance of national and international chapters. Slow Money took root in 2009 with Tasch’s groundbreaking book “Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money: Investing as if Food, Farms, and Fertility Mattered.” As Tasch traveled the country on a book tour, audience members stepped forward one by one, inspired to create within their local communities the change he spoke about.

Tasch is widely regarded as a pioneer of the concepts of patient capital, mission-related investing and community development venture capital. For 10 years before founding Slow Money, he was the chairman of Investors’ Circle, an angel investor network that since 1992 has invested $172 million in sustainability-promoting startups. Tasch was founding chairman of the Community Development Venture Capital Alliance and treasurer of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation during the ’90s, where as part of an innovative mission-related venture capital investing program a substantial investment was made in Stonyfield Farm, now the world’s largest maker of organic yogurt.

Tasch is now working on the sequel to his first book, revisiting the fundamental principles of Slow Money, based on the experience of the last four years since launching the organization and movement. Today, trend spotters cite Slow Money as a solution to manage the interrelated issues of economic crisis, sustainability, food sourcing and cultural renewal. Slow Money investors around the country have moved $38 million into 350 small food businesses to date, including farms, creameries, grain mills, niche organic brands, local processing, distribution and seed companies, and restaurants.

You can learn more about Woody here.

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Supporting Our Veterans with Dennis Davis and Vice Admiral Norb R. Ryan Jr., USN-Retired

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Challenges and Stigma Associated with Returning Home From War
  • Why Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a Normal Response to War and Adversity
  • How Society Can Support and Empower Our Veterans to Achieve Greatness
  • Why Healing and Support of Our Veterans Matter to Create a Legacy of Healthy Americans
Dennis Davis  

As founder of talent acquisition consulting firm Metafrazo (www.metafrazo.net), Dennis brings diverse talent acquisition experience spanning several industries and most functional areas. Covering more  than 10 years, he has worked on assignments including contract & contract to permanent hiring, contingency based searches and direct internal hires. Dennis provides expertise in hiring for operations, sales, IT and various corporate support positions for both non-exempt and exempt level employees. He has provided strategic leadership and tactical execution support for teams of 14 members in support of more than 2,000 positions across most of the United States. He is the author of “Not Your Average Joe: Profiles of Military Core Values and Why They Matter in the Private Sector” (May 2013) and co-author of “Not Your Average Joe: An Epidemic of Distortions – Veteran PTSD” (Fall 2014).

In addition to his corporate experience, Dennis brings over 11 years of service in the US Air Force

Reserves (still actively serving) and several years of active duty service in the US Navy. Enlisting in 1991, he served as a Gunner’s Mate with responsibility for the Mark 41 Vertical Launch Missile System aboard the USS Shiloh (CG-67). He was honorably discharged in 1994 and returned to school to finish his undergraduate degree prior to reenlisting in the Air Force Reserves in 2003. He completed schooling in

Security Forces before being selected to receive his commission through the Deserving Airman program and completed the commissioning process as a graduate of the Academy of Military Science in 2005.

Currently a Captain, he is responsible for the 934th Airlift Wing Education and Training office, supporting more than 1,600 personnel with education benefits, on the job training requirements and skill level certification testing.

Dennis has deployed twice in support of both Operations IRAQI and ENDURING FREEDOM. A highly decorated veteran, after completing just one year of commissioned service in 2006 he was selected as the Air Force Reserve Command Company Grade Officer of the Year for his career field. In June of 2014 Dennis was presented with the Hero of the Year for the military community by the American Red Cross, Northern MN Region.

A four year letterman in football, Dennis obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bethel University and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

You can learn more about Dennis here.

 

Vice Admiral Ryan

VADM Ryan is a 1967 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a graduate of George Washington University with a Master of Science Degree in Personnel Administration as well as the Senior Officials in National Security Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Ryan has commanded aviation units at the squadron, wing, and fleet levels and has directed the Navy’s Office of Legislative Affairs. He served as the 52nd Chief of Naval Personnel before retiring and assuming his current position in September 2002.

Ryan is the recipient of the 2014 Military Hero Award from the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation (PenFed Foundation) honoring  those who have demonstrated leadership in providing support and services to returning servicemembers and veterans and their families.

He was named the 2010 Association Executive of the Year by Association TRENDS, a national trade publication.  He is the first military officer to win this award in its 35-year history.

Additionally, under Ryan’s leadership, MOAA has been named a “Top Lobbyist” by The Hill newspaper for the past seven years, and the only military service organization so listed for the last five years.

The Admiral and his wife Judy have two adult children and one granddaughter and reside in Fairfax Station, Va.

You can read more about Vice Admiral Ryan here.

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Empowering Your Health with guests Bertrand Babinet and Talia Fuhrman on Wed Nov 5

During this week’s show you will learn about:

  • The Five Dynamics of Health
  • Health Care vs Disease Care
  • Psycho-Spiritual Health
  • The role loving your body plays in health
  • Immediate steps to change your nutrition
Bertrand Babinet

Dr. Bertrand Babinet has over 30 years of clinical experience in the field of Alternative and Complementary Health Care. He is a health and medical intuitive and his experience includes degrees and clinical experience in the fields of: Humanistic Psychology, Human Development, Education, Acupuncture, NLP, Spiritual Studies, Structural Integration, Movement, Breathing, Herbs, Homeopathy, Color Therapy, Nutrition, and Energy Healing. Dr. Babinet developed the Five Dynamics of Health, an integrated method which maps out the foundation of physical and psycho-spiritual health.

He holds a PhD. in Human Development, Masters Degrees in International Relations and Spiritual Counseling, and a Bachelors Degree in Business and a Law Degree from the University of Paris.

Dr. Babinet, a board certified acupuncturist by NCCAOM and licensed acupuncturist in Colorado, has practiced Chinese medicine for the past 20 years. He holds certifications in Nutrition, Functional Endocrinology, Functional Blood Chemistry, Postural Integration, Neural Organization Technique (NOT), Nabudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET), and The Eclectic Triphasic Medical System.

Dr. Babinet’s only purpose is to help you identify natural strategies to restore balance and harmony in your body and your life. For this purpose, he has created many assessment and treatment tools that address both the physical and the psychological. He teaches numerous seminars on health and healing and works with individuals, couples, families, organizations, and the physical environment to optimize health, effectiveness, and creativity.

You can learn more about Dr. Babinet here.

 

Talia Fuhrman

Talia Fuhrman has a degree in nutritional sciences from Cornell University and has contributed to Vegetarian Times, VegNews, Positive Impact,DiseaseProof.com, CrazySexyLife.com, PyschologyToday.com and more. She’s the author of LOVE YOUR BODY: Eat Smart, Get Healthy, Find Your Ideal Weight and Feel Beautiful Inside & Out. As the daughter of Joel Fuhrman, doctor and bestselling author of books like Eat to Live and Super Immunity, Talia Fuhrman grew up with a keen understanding about the life-changing power of food and its influence on the body. Talia shares her journey and advice for how other young women can find their ideal weight, prevent disease, get radiant clear skin, and also how to gain confidence, enjoy strong friendships, and explore interests that make them jump out of bed each morning with a huge smile. In addition she imparts her own wisdom, providing advice on issues plaguing many young women. She lives in Newport Beach, California.

You can learn more about Talia here.

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Uncovering the Mask of Mental Illness with guests Ross Szabo and Ellen Forney on Wed Oct 29

During this week’s show you will learn about:

  • The disguise those with mental illness wear
  • The Human Power Project
  • The changes needed in mental illness curriculum
  • Are all artists a little crazy?
  • Taking off the mask of mental health and uncovering the true self
Ross Szabo

Ross Szabo is the CEO of Human Power Project, a company that creates cutting-edge mental health curriculum for people of all ages. He’s an award winning speaker, co-author of Behind Happy Faces; Taking Charge of Your Mental Health and a social pioneer. Ross has spoken to over 1 million people about his experiences with bipolar disorder and reached millions more in media appearances. He received the 2010 Didi Hirsch Removing the Stigma Leadership Award, 2012 Changing Minds Award, is featured in Scientific American’s Psychology textbook and had his advocacy work entered into the Record of Congress.

You can read more about Ross here.

 

Ellen Forney

Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of NYT bestseller Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, and the 2012 “Genius Award” winner in Literature from Seattle’s The Stranger. She collaborated with Sherman Alexie on the National Book Award-winning novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, created the Eisner-nominated comic books I Love Led Zeppelin andMonkey Food, and has taught comics at Cornish College of the Arts since 2002. She grew up in Philadelphia and has lived in Seattle, Washington since 1989. Ellen swims and does yoga, and fixes things with rubber bands and paper clips.

You can read more about Ellen here.

 

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Playing With Your Mind with guests Mario Martinez and Erin Olivo on Wed Oct 15

During this week’s show you will learn about:

  • What enables change in your life
  • The biocognitive approach
  • The MindBody Code
  • The Emotion Mind vs the Logic Mind
  • Wise Mind Living
Mario Martinez

Mario Martinez, PsyD, is a clinical neuropsychologist who lectures worldwide on the impact of cultural beliefs on health and longevity. His unique approach bridges the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, cultural anthropology, and cultural neuroscience. In 1998 he developed his theory of Biocognitive Science based on research that demonstrates how thoughts and their biological expression co-emerge within a cultural history. Biocognitive theory integrates research in psychoneuroimmunology, neuroscience, and cultural anthropology to conceptualize and address the causes of health, the learning of illness, and the biocultural ingredients of longevity as integral bioinformational fields that cannot be reduced to their cognitive, biological or cultural components. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is the author the novel, The Man from Autumn, and The MindBody Code, to be published by Sounds True in November 2014.

To learn more about Mario and his work, visit biocognitive.com.

 

erin olivo

Erin Olivo, Ph.D., MPH, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and has been an assistant clinical professor of medical psychology at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons since 2004. She is the former director of the Columbia Integrative Medicine Program, which she headed in collaboration with Dr. Mehmet Oz. Dr. Olivo lives in New York, NY.

See http://www.erinolivo.com.

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The Upside of the Dark Side with guests Robert Biswas-Diener and Todd Kashdan on Wed Oct 8

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Comfort addiction
  • Some advantages of narcissism
  • Some limits of kindness
  • Why you should be your ‘whole’ self
Robert Biswas-Diener

Ever since the 1970s when Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener traveled across the USA facing backward in his parents’ station wagon he has been fascinated by seeing the world from a fresh perspective. This extends to his scientific study of happiness. As a researcher Dr. Biswas-Diener spent a decade looking for happiness in unusual places: among sex workers in Kolkata, in homeless shelters in California, and among Amish farmers in the Midwest. The results of his investigations led him to believe that comfort is over-rated and that true happiness includes occasional guilt, sadness and anger. He is author of The Upside of Your Dark Side, a book that argues that we must embrace distress and discomfort to be whole, happy, and successful.

You can learn more about Dr. Biswas-Diener here.

 

Todd B. Kashdan

Dr. Todd B. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. He is a world recognized authority on the science of well-being, strengths, relationships, stress, and anxiety. His honors include faculty member of the year and early career awards from the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and International Society for Quality of Life Studies. He has published over 150 scholarly articles and authored Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (William Morrow), Designing Positive Psychology (Oxford University Press), andMindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology (New Harbinger), and his new book, The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why being your whole self – not just your “good” self – drives success and fulfillment (Penguin). His research has been featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times and The Washington Post. He’s a twin and has twin 7-year old daughters, with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists.

You can learn more about Dr. Kashdan here.

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How Do We Relate to Food with guests Jenni Schaefer and Dr. Drew Ramsey

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Eating Disorders and how they change our relationship to food
  • What role negative body image plays
  • Intuitive Eating
  • National Kale Day
  • The connection between food and mental health
  • How food helps or hinders our brain’s ability to receive happiness
Jenni Schaefer

Jenni Schaefer’s straightforward style has made her a role model, source of inspiration and confidant to people worldwide looking to overcome adversity and live more fully. She presents regularly at colleges and universities, including Harvard and Yale, in corporate settings, at conferences and in many other venues. Chair of the Ambassador’s Council of the National Eating Disorders Association, she has been interviewed on many syndicated radio and television shows, including appearances on Today, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil, and her work has been recognized by publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times.

Jenni’s breakthrough bestseller, Life Without Ed, which has recently been released in a tenth-anniversary edition as well as audiobook, established her as one of the leading lights in the recovery movement. Her next book, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, widened her message to one of self-actualization and personal fulfillment. With her latest, to help the millions of people who struggle in the grey area between normal eating and full-blown eating disorder, she teamed up with Harvard Medical School to write Almost Anorexic.

An accomplished singer/songwriter, an avid biker and hiker, and a woman whose passion for life is contagious, Jenni lives in Austin, Texas with her husband. For more information, please visit www.jennischaefer.com.

 

Dr Drew Ramsey

Dr. Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health. An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, his clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety.  Using the latest brain science and nutritional research, modern treatments, and an array of delicious food he aims to help people live to their happiest, healthiest lives.

His work and writing on food and brain health been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Prevention, NPR, The Atlantic, Self, The Doctors Show, CBS News, and Men’s Health. His recent bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) helped elevate kale to celebrity status and has made this superfood accessible to thousands. His first book, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) explored the impact of modern diets on brain health and then proposes a solution of recipes and meal plans.

Dr. Ramsey is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his specialty training in adult psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, received an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Earlham College.

You can learn more about Dr. Ramsey here.

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The Art and Joy of Relationships with guests Dr. Julia Colwell and Dr. Jacquie Del Rosario

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to be a conscious partner
  • Power struggles and the blame game
  • Relationship ingredients
  • From fizzle to sizzle: re-igniting your relationship
  • What to make a priority
Julia Colwell
Psychologist Julia B. Colwell, PhD, has spent over three decades exploring relationship dynamics with individuals, couples, and groups. She is the author ofThe Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-it-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship, now available through Sounds True, and wherever books are available. She is the founder of the Boulder Center for Conscious Community, and has kitchen-tested everything she teaches in her 25-year relationship with her spouse Kathryn Kucsan in Boulder, Colorado.
You can learn more about Julia here.
Jacquie Del Rosario
 “America’s Marriage Coach” Jacqueline Del Rosario is President and CEO of Recapturing the Vision International, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy marriages and family strengthening. Also a published author, speaker and nationally regarded media personality, Dr. Del Rosario has been a certified pre and post-marital counselor for more than 20 years. Her cutting-edge series, Marriage Solutions and The Marital Constitution™, help couples successfully work through problems and find healthy solutions. She has two children and currently resides in Miami, FL with her husband of over 20 years.
Dr. Del Rosario may be reached online at www.DrJacquie.com.
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Unlocking Creativity and Genius with guests Michael J Gelb and Dr. Srini Pillay on Wed Sept 17

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How Qi is the real secret of creativity.
  • What mind mapping is and what it has to do with creativity.
  • Brain-based coaching
  • How our brains work and physically process feelings of fear and anxiety.
Michael J Gelb

Michael J. Gelb is the world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, and the bestselling author of 14 books, including How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci. A sought-after speaker and consultant, Gelb works globally with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and nonprofits. He is also a gifted teacher of aikido and qigong, and is a professional juggler who has performed with the Rolling Stones.

Michael is the author of Creativity on Demand: How to Ignite and Sustain the Fire of Genius (Sounds True, September 2014), which is ranked in the top thirty new business titles on Amazon, and in the top ten Kindle downloads for business books. He was also recently highlighted as the "Creativity Guru," in The New Yorker, as well as featured in Vanessa Loder's Forbes.com column on creativity.

You can learn more about Michael here.

Srini Pillay

Dr. Srini Pillay is a world-renowned Harvard psychiatrist, brain expert and award-winning author of Motivational Book of the Year, “Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear”.

He is the former Director of the Anxiety Disorders Service at Harvard’s McLean Hospital consistently voted one of the Top 5 hospitals in the US.  He graduated as the overall top medical student, won more awards during his residency at Harvard than any other resident, and is regarded as a pioneer in the field of applied brain science for corporations, self-help, schools, food, fashion and the Arts.

Srini is also CEO of NeuroBusiness Group, voted one of the Top 20 Movers and Shakers in Leadership Development in the world, and is noted for his uncanny ability to translate complex brain science into usable tips, tools and techniques to help us lead more fulfilling lives.

He is widely sought out by the media and has been featured on the Dr. Laura Berman show on Oprah radio, Martha Stewart Whole Living, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Fox News, The New York Times and numerous other media outlets.

His aim is to help people understand how we can all unleash the full power of our brains to live happier and more productive lives.

You can learn more about Dr. Pillay here.

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Prayer, Intuitive Intelligence, and Creativity with guests Celeste Yacoboni and Elaine Clayton on Wed Sept 10

During this week’s show you will learn about:

  • The power of appreciation in blessing.
  • Research on the connection between healing andprayer.
  • The connections between intuition and creativity, imagination and empathy, dreams and daily life.
  • “Intuitive stream drawing”
Celeste Yacoboni

Celeste Yacoboni is a Minister of Walking Prayer, ordained by the Center for Sacred Studies in Sonora, California. Her work focuses on guiding and supporting people through transitions by creating a space of awareness, presence and inspiration, which integrates body, mind, spirit and emotions. She maintains a thriving private practice in Santa Fe, NM in which she facilitates healing and wholeness through Massage Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang, Qigong, Women’s Breast Health, Plant Essences, the Hawaiian practice of Ho’oponopono, and the inquiry “How Do You Pray?” Celeste leads “How Do You Pray?” workshops in which people share and experience different ways of prayer and connecting to Source. On her Ho’oponopono CD, Celeste sings a Hawaiian healing practice, which creates a space of love, compassion, forgiveness and gratitude. Celeste lives in New Mexico and shares her unifying vision on: www.HowDoYouPray.com.

You can also visit her at www.CelestialBodyandSoul.com.

 

Elaine Clayton

Elaine Clayton is an internationally known artist, author, intuitive reader and Reiki Master. Elaine is the author and illustrator of books on intuitive intelligence and several books for children, including books by Pulitzer Prize winning author, Jane Smiley and Gregory Maguire, author of WICKED. Her new book, MAKING MARKS: Discover the Art of Intuitive Drawing is due out with Beyond Words/Simon and Schuster in May 2014. Her first book on intuition, ILLUMINARA INTUITIVE JOURNAL with CARDS was published in 2012. Elaine practices Reiki and intuitive readings in NYC and CT. She is a figurative artist, creating Spirit Paintings for individuals as a form of intuitive enlightenment through visual meditation. She earned her master’s degree at School of Visual Arts in New York City and conducts drawing workshops with a focus on empathy and intuitive intelligence, in schools, libraries and museums.

You can reach Elaine through her spiritual open-sketchbook website,www.illuminara.com.

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You Are What You Eat: Nutrition and Well Being with guests Dr. John La Puma and Dr. Suhas G. Kshirsagar

During this week’s show you will learn about:

  • Men’s nutrition and health
  • How men’s health benefits women
  • Ayurveda
  • Digestive Fire
  • Obesity
Dr. John La Puma

John La Puma MD is a practicing physician, board-certified in internal medicine and a professionally trained chef.  His mission is to help you get measurably, happily healthier with what you eat and how you live.

Three of his books–Cooking the RealAge Way, The RealAge Diet and ChefMD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine–have been bestsellers around the world and have been translated into 8 languages. His new book, REFUEL, aims to change how men think about what they eat–as fuel too–and to help men become stronger, healthier and the best versions of themselves.

The Wall Street Journal calls him a “Secret Weapon” against cholesterol and heart disease. He taught the first Nutrition and Cooking course for medical students in the US, at SUNY-Upstate with Dr. Michael Roizen of the Cleveland Clinic, and the first Culinary Medicine course for clinical medical students in the US, at DMU.  Dr. La Puma developed the recipes for Dr. Oz and Roizen’s YOU the Owner’s Manual. Repeatedly named “One of America’s Top Physicians” by Consumers’ Research Council,  Dr. La Puma has been honored with the American Medical Association/National Association of Medical Communicators “Award of Excellence”.

His new “PBS ChefMD Shorts” series can be seen available nationwide through 2016, and his “Refuel Minute” series is available on YouTube. He is based in and sees patients in Santa Barbara, California.

You can learn more about Dr. La Puma here.

 

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a world-renown Ayurvedic physician & Educator from India born of a traditional Rig-Vedic family. He holds a M.D. in Ayurvedic Medicine, with a Gold Medal from the prestigious Pune University in India.

He is an accomplished Ayurvedic physicians, who has traveled worldwide popularizing Ayurvedic Medicine, setting up clinics, training health professionals and has provided Ayurvedic consultations for thousands of his patients.

He is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker, experienced Clinician, researcher & an insightful Medical Astrologer, who adds tremendous value to his clients and students alike. He often shares stage with Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer & Tony Robbins

He is a featured presenter at Dr. Oz Show, NBC and several other television and radio programs. He is currently the Director of “Ayurvedic Healing” an Integrative Wellness Clinic in Santa Cruz, California.

You can learn more about Dr. Kshirsagar here.

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Geeks, Apps and Buddha with guests Vincent & Emily Horn and Rohan Gunatillake

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Buddhist Geeks and what they do for the global community
  • Mindhackers
  • Where spirituality is headed with the exponential growth of technology
  • The Buddhify App
  • Mind-positive technology

Vincent Horn Emily Horn

Vincent Horn is a mind hacker & buddhist geek. He has been practicing meditation intensively since his freshman year in college—including a full year doing intensive retreat practice. He began teaching meditation in 2010 with the encouragement of his own teachers, Kenneth Folk and Daniel Ingram. In addition, in 2006, Vincent co-founded Buddhist Geeks, which has gone on to become one of today’s most important venues for exploring Buddhist thought & practice in the 21st century.  Buddhist Geeks has been featured on the pages of the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Tricycle, and The Atlantic. Vincent was also honored to be part of Wired’s “Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world.” Along with his wife and creative partner Emily Horn, he makes his home in Asheville, North Carolina—that is until the distinction between atoms and bits dissolves.

Emily Horn is a contemplative teacher with fierce compassion and the skill that comes from dedicated practice and personal exploration. Her integrative teaching style is influenced by mindfulness meditation and revolves around the interwoven nature of contemplation, personal unfolding, and daily life. She has taught mindfulness classes at InsightLA, and is currently in the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Retreat Teacher Training led by Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Joseph Goldstein, and others. Emily has also managed projects in contemplative education environments including Naropa University, InsightLA, and Sounds True. She is currently the programming and operations director at Buddhist Geeks.

You can learn more about Vincent & Emily Horn here.

 

Rohan Gunatillake

Rohan Gunatillake is the director of 21awake, a creative studio which combines deep experience in meditation, technology & design to make remarkable wellbeing products. 21awake is best known for buddhify, the best selling mobile app that teaches you mindfulness wherever you are. Based in the UK, Rohan also has a specialism in digital innovation in the arts, is a trustee of the British Council and in 2012 Wired magazine named him in their Smart List of 50 people who are about to change the world.

You can learn more about Rohan here.

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The Healing Power of Music with guests Tina Haynes and Graham Iddon of Raving Wild on Wed Aug 20

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • CAMMO and the work they do
  • Music Therapy and what it does for those with PTSD
  • CAMMO’s work with veterans, service members and their families
  • The importance of music as an expression of thought
  • Raising awareness of depression through music
Tina Haynes

Tina Haynes is a board certified music therapist and a licensed creative arts therapist with over 34 years experience providing music therapy services to hospitalized veterans at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System VA in Murfreesboro, TN.  Her undergraduate degree in music therapy was earned at Arizona State University and she is about to complete a master’s degree in music therapy with an emphasis in neurologic music therapy from Colorado State University.  She also has specialty training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music™.

Tina has worked in inpatient and outpatient mental health, PTSD, substance abuse, pain management, and dementia/Alzheimer’s.  She trains music therapy interns and practicum students, nursing students, psychology interns, occupational therapy students, and is now training doctors in integrative medicine practices.  She has made numerous local, state, and national presentations about stress management and psychiatry.

Tina has served as President of the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association and the Tennessee Association for Music Therapy, co-chair of the AMTA National Ethics Board, chair of the Exam Committee for the Certification Board for Music Therapists, and national chairperson for the VA National Music Festival for Hospitalized Veterans. Some of her professional awards include the Under Secretary of Health’s Award, special commendations from the chief Medical Director in VA Central Office and the President’s Commission of Employment for the Handicapped and the Outstanding Professional Service award from the Southeastern Region of AMTA.

You can learn more about Tina and CAMMO here.

Raving Wild

Raving Wild is a singer songwriter based primarily in Buckinghamshire, UK.

He’s been performing for over 10 years both locally and nationally, constantly writing new material and playing various venues such as Pinewood Studios and Brixton Jam along with appearances on BBC Introducing and as a feature musician in The National Student.

You can learn more about Raving Wild here.

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Happiness in the Work Place with guests Michelle Gielan and Jim Donovan on Wed Aug 13

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • The role of optimism in our success and happiness
  • How to define success in our work lives
  • Methods to dealing with negativity in the workplace
  • The importance of rewarding yourself and others
  • How to take ownership of your work and why it’s important
Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan, Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, is an expert on the science of positive communication and how to use it to fuel success. She works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to raise employee engagement, productivity and happiness at work. Michelle is a Partner at GoodThink, a positive psychology consulting firm, and she holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS. She formerly served as the anchor of two national newscasts at CBS News, as well as a correspondent for “The Early Show.” In 2009, Michelle produced “Happy Week”, a series focusing on fostering happiness in the midst of the recession. In 2011, she appeared in her own weekly health and wellness segment, “Manic Monday” on FOX News Chicago.

Michelle graduated cum laude in Computer Engineering. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX and NPR.

You can learn more about Michelle here.

Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan speaks regularly to employees and executives at small business and large corporations. He is a frequent media guest and expert source on personal development, business success, and the spiritual laws that develop both. He lives in Bucks County, PA.

With more than half a million books in print and sixteen years as a speaker and coach, Jim Donovan is a recognized authority in the personal development field. Several of his books, including “Handbook to a Happier Life,” “52 Ways to a Happier Life,” and “Don’t Let an Old Person Move Into Your Body,” have been paperback and Kindle best sellers. Jim’s articles have appeared in numerous print and digital magazines and he is a frequent media guest and expert source on personal development. His coaching programs blend Universal spiritual laws with proven business and success principles and are designed to produce extraordinary results.

His website is www.JimDonovan.com.

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Culture Check In: Tech and Beauty with guests Anna Akbari and Robin Rice on Wed Aug 6th

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • How technology can help us find flow
  • The future of “digital” happiness
  • The role of today’s media culture in our well-being
  • Is there a standard to beauty and self-worth
Anna Akbari

Anna Akbari, Ph.D., is a sociologist, entrepreneur, and writer. She taught in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University and at Parsons The New School for Design. Her research focuses on visual and virtual self-presentation, technology/human intersects, dating and inter-personal relationships, and happiness and well-being. She is the founder ofSociology of Style, which takes an intelligent look at image and culture-related issues and offers holistic image consulting and life coaching services. She also created the Sociology of TV, which offers videos and white papers on the social significance of television media in public spaces. She is an experienced consultant, expert, and qualitative researcher for agencies and brands, including Cisco, Samsung, DIRECTV, Converse, Avon, Coca-Cola, Lenovo, Tata Communications, SABMiller, and Pepsi. A prominent thought leader, she is a frequent presenter and writer for such outlets as CNNBulletproof Executive,The AtlanticThe Huffington PosteHow, and the Financial Times. Watch her TED talk on “Digital Happiness”; read and hear more here; follow her on Twitter. She currently works and lives between San Francisco and New York City.

You can read more about Anna here.

 

Robin Rice

Robin Rice is the creator of the Stop the Beauty Madness Campaign(www.StopTheBeautyMadness.com) campaign and President of the campaign’s sponsoring company, Be Who You Are Productions, Inc.

She is also the founder of the 50,000+ member Awesome Women And The Body Beautiful page on Facebook. In 2010-11, they collectively completed a music video tour titled “What the World Needs NEXT.” The positive music videos were shared around the world, and the weekends creating them explored emerging models of generosity-based commerce and new online community. She also created www.YourHolidayMom.com, which offers letters to LGBT youth who do not have a mother’s love and support over the holidays.

Robin is an internationally published author and a mentor to world-level leaders thorough Rainmaker Consulting, “changing the lives of people who are changing the world.” She teaches a yearly online apprenticeship in soul mentoring atwww.HealingWithPresenceAndBeauty.com and offers a small business mentorship program at www.WorkAsASoulPath.com.

Robin has traveled the world to study indigenous leadership from a wide variety of traditions and these themes are the background for all of her work. A self-proclaimed Social Change Artist, offering a social change project for free each year.

She has appeared on Huffington Post Live and the Today show and her work has been featured in media from the world.

You can read more about Robin here.

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En*theos and Optimizing Life, Business and the World with guests Brian Johnson and Steve Chandler on Wed July 30 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • en*theos
  • Optimal Living
  • Optimal Business
  • Conscious Capitalism
  • How to be a Warrior
Brian Johnson

Brian is the Philosopher + CEO of en*theos, a company all about helping people optimize their lives so we can change the world together.

Previously, Brian raised over $8m to finance the creation of two market-leading social platforms (eteamz + Zaadz) sold to two publicly traded companies (Active + Gaiam) after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA (where he studied Psychology + Business).

He also created PhilosophersNotes, wrote a little book and was featured in the documentary Finding Joe.

Brian has spent 1/2 of the last 15 years full-time philosophizing and is excited to integrate his passion for optimal living with his passion for creating great businesses as he leads en*theos in becoming one of the coolest, most virtues-based, impactful and profitable businesses in the world.

You can learn more about Brian here.

Steve Chandler

Steve Chandler is one of America’s best-selling authors whose dozens of books have been translated into more than 20 languages throughout Europe, China, Japan and Latin America. His recent titles include The Prosperous Coach, Time Warrior and Wealth Warrior: The Personal Prosperity Revolution.

Chandler is also a world-famous public speaker who has been a guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows and recently starred in an episode of NBC’s Starting Over, the Emmy-award winning reality show about life-coaching.

Chandler has been a guest lecturer at the University of Santa Monica, where he has taught in the graduate program of Soul-Centered Leadership, and in the Soul Centered Professional Coaching certification program.

Chandler has been a trainer and consultant to more than 30 Fortune 500 companies worldwide.  He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing and Political Science, and spent four years in the U.S. Army in Language and Psychological Warfare.

You can learn more about Steve here.

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Constructive Wallowing and Mindful Emotion with guests Tina Gilbertson and Dr. Thomas Bien, Wed July 23

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • What is constructive about wallowing?
  • Fear of our own emotions
  • Is anger really toxic?
  • Buddha’s way to happy
  • Mindfulness of emotion
Tina Gilbertson

Tina Gilbertson holds  a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology  and is a licensed mental health counselor. In addition to working with adults one-on-one, she teaches assertiveness and self-esteem workshops and  classes on  goal-setting, decision-making, overcoming anxiety and finding the right career. She has written feature articles on emotional intelligence and health for Portland’s Natural Awakenings magazine, and contributes wisdom as a self-esteem expert for online therapist directory GoodTherapy.org. She   lives in Portland, Oregon, and can be found online at TinaGilbertson.com

You can learn more about Tina here.

Thomas Bien

Thomas Bien, Ph.D. is a psychologist in Albuquerque.   He is the author of:  Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing From Addiction (Wiley, 2002), Finding the Center Within: The Healing Way of Mindfulness Meditation (Wiley, 2003), Mindful Therapy: A Guide for Therapists and Helping Professionals (Wisdom, 2006), and  Mindfulness and the Therapeutic Relationship, (Guilford, 2007).  His most recent book is The Buddha’s Way of Happiness.

You can learn more about Thomas here.

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Exploring Addiction with guests Noah Levine and Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Wed July 16

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Well-being and addiction recovery through Buddhist Meditation.
  • Refuge Recovery
  • Digital Detoxes: Do they work? How long do you have to go on them to see benefits?
  • Contemplative Computing
Noah Levine

Noah Levine started his journey of recovering from addiction through the practice of Buddhism in 1988. At the time he was sitting in a jail cell, so hopeless and demoralized that he found the willingness to try his fathers “hippy meditation bullshit”. Much to his surprise and great relief he found in Buddhist meditation a sense of well-being that nothing else had ever provided. Noah was eventually trained and empowered to teach by Jack Kornfield. He went on to create the Against The Stream Buddhist Meditation Society and now offers the Refuge Recovery program.

You can learn more about Noah here.

 

Alex Pang

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang writes about people, technology, and the worlds they make. He has spent more than two decades exploring this relationship, first as an historian of science and technology, and as a futurist and technology forecaster. Alex received a Ph.D. in the history of science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a senior consultant at Strategic Business Insights, a Menlo Park, California consulting and research firm. He has also recently recently held academic appointments at Stanford University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Oxford University’s Saïd Business School.

Alex began his latest book, The Distraction Addiction (Little Brown, 2013) while serving as a Visiting Fellow in the Socio-Digital Systems Group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. The Distraction Addiction explores our deep, intense, and easy to misunderstand relationships with technology. It explains how they help define who we are, and they they sometimes seem to drive us. Finally, it shows how even in today’s high-tech tsunami of new products and tweets and likes, we can learn to make choices that don’t just help us better “manage” technology, but expand our minds, become wiser and more creative, and help us become better people.

You can learn more about Alex here.

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Modern Day Meditation with guests Dan Harris and Suze Yalof Schwartz on July 9th

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • How meditation and a high profile, high stress job can mix
  • Steps to admit you need help with your well-being
  • Does meditation re-wire the brain?
  • Meditation’s modern make-over
  • How to start a meditation practice
Dan Harris

Dan Harris is co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline and also co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. Before that, he was the anchor of the Sunday edition of World News. He regularly contributes stories on ABC for such shows as 20/20, World News with Diane Sawyer, and GMA. Harris has reported from all over the planet, covering wars in Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, and Iraq; and produced investigative reports in Haiti, Cambodia, and the Congo. He has also spent many years covering America’s faith scene, with a focus on evangelicals—who have treated him kindly despite the fact that he is openly agnostic. He has been at ABC News for 13 years, receiving Murrow and Emmy awards for his reporting. Prior to joining ABC, he was in local news in Boston and Maine. He grew up outside of Boston and currently lives with his wife, Bianca, in New York City. 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story is his first book.

You can learn more about Dan here.

Suze Schwartz

Suze Yalof Schwartz is the founder and Chief Meditation Officer of Unplug Meditation. Before becoming a spiritual entrepreneur, Suze enjoyed decades as a fashion editor, director and stylist. The New York Times touted her as the “fairy godmother of makeovers.” She has worked at Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire and Glamour. She was a regular on “The Today Show,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS Early Show” and “The View,” and made appearances on “Oprah” and CNN. Suze had an aha moment in late 2012 when she wanted to learn how to meditate and couldn’t find a place that fit her schedule, budget or aesthetic. So she decided to build it herself. After taking dozens of meditation classes, devouring lots of podcasts, books and Web sites and collaborating with Maha Yoga’s Steve Ross and MBSR teachers Stefanie Goldstein Ph.D. and  Nicholas Bruss she came up with a program that works for the hurried, modern American.

You can learn more about Suze here.

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The Pursuit of Happiness with guests Former Congressman Marty Russo and Douglas Kmeic on Wed July 2 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Happiness as a fundamental part of the foundation of Declaration of Independence
  • The pursuit of happiness as an unalienable right
  • Concept of happiness and how it is tied to civic responsibility
  • The power of volunteering
  • Personal activism
  • How the average person can play a role in our local and regional governments
Marty Russo
Congressman Marty Russo hails from the great town of Chicago, Illinois and he grew up in a big Italian family where he learned the value of hard work and getting an education. After graduating from DePaul Law School, Marty started his professional career in the State’s Attorney office of Illinois. His first work assignment was to tackle one of the most difficult problems facing Chicago – the violent street gangs that roamed the streets.  Marty spent 3 years in this dangerous job — gathering evidence and prosecuting gang members to put them behind bars. At the age of 30, Marty was elected as a moderate Democrat in the 3rd District of Illinois. When he arrived at the United States House of Representatives, he brought the same tenacity that it took to fight street gangs and used it to achieve compromise in Washington. Over the next 18 years Marty was involved in all the major issues facing Congress:  tax reform, saving social security and Medicare, the energy crisis, national security challenges and ever growing fiscal issues. Marty was best known for his many close relationships on both sides of the political aisle. I know he keeps in touch with more than one former president. After leaving Congress Marty went into the lobbying profession and quickly rose to become CEO of one of the most powerful firms in Washington. Now, in his “third career” Marty gives back by speaking and lecturing on how to make a positive difference in our Democracy by getting involved.
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Doug Kmeic

Professor of Constitutional Law and Caruso Family Chair in Constitutional Law and Ambassador of the United States (Ret.) An American legal scholar, diplomat, and author, former Ambassador Douglas W. Kmiec holds the Caruso Family Chair. He has focused the chair toward constitutional and human rights law. The Ambassador’s work has won much acclaim, including prestigious fellowship and honorary degree. Ambassador Kmiec is a popular speaker at commencements and other university wide conclaves. He is the retired Ambassador to Malta, appointed by President Obama. He is running for Congress in 2014.

You can learn more about Douglas here.

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The Brain: How does it perceive humor and happiness? with guests Joel Warner and Rick Hanson

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Theories of humor
  • What is a sense of humor
  • Humor in dark and troubling times
  • Why we laugh
  • The benefit of positive emotions
  • Hardwiring for Happiness
Joel Warner
Joel Warner, an award-winning former staff writer for Westword, Denver’s alternative newsweekly, has written for Wired, the Boston Globe, Slate, Popular Science, Men’s Health, Grantland, and other publications. He’s also co-author ofThe Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny. He lives in Denver, Colorado.
You can read more about Joel here.
Rick Hanson
Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and ConfdenceBuddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom , Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, and Mother Nurture: A Mother’s Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson’s work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine. His weekly e-newsletter – Just One Thing – has over 100,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites.
You can read more about Rick here.
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Methods of Happiness with Barry Dennis and Daniel Parmeggiani Wed June 18

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Chotchky
  • The creation of wanting
  • The 3LP’s
  • Are we all innocent?
  • The perception of “I”
Barry Dennis

Barry Dennis is the founder of Coexist Celebration in Portland Oregon, the author of three original music CDs and over 300 short stories. He has delivered hundreds of inspirational presentations around the world and his new book, The Chotchky Challenge, which has recently been published by Hay House, is receiving rave reviews. He has worked with many of the most well known human potential leaders in the world today such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Alan Cohen, Dr. Harold Bloomfield, Dr. John Gray, Deepak Chopra, Gary Zukav, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Kenny Loggins, Jean Houston, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Dr. Amit Goswami, and many more.

Barry’s soul purpose revolves around what he calls the 3LP’s; Live your Passion, Love your People, Lift the Planet. We, more than any other time in human history, have a longing to live our passion. We are seeking our own unique gifts to give to the world. Connected to this is a desire to love more deeply, more authentically. We want true intimacy which is born out of wholeness and respect rather than neediness. And finally, we all want the planet to be a better place having passed through for a brief but miraculous time. We want to give our children a legacy that sits easy on our soul. It is these three things that are the impetus behind the next step in human evolution. And these three things lead to living a truly “Extraordinary Life!”

You can learn more about Barry here.

Daniel Parmeggiani

DANIEL PARMEGGIANI was born in Caracas, Venezuela and moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. Growing up in a household traumatized by the violent death of his older brother, and caught between two radically different parental worldviews, young Daniel often felt guilty, isolated and depressed. Finally, at age 17, after failing to find relief in either religion or psychoanalysis, he experienced a profoundly cathartic vision of self-forgiveness and self-love. Feeling it was his responsibility to present this important spiritual message to the world in a ‘real’ and unpretentious way, Daniel decided to write his first book, The Magnificent Truths of Our Existence. Earlier in life, Daniel spent 10 years working successfully in the field of computer science. In 1999, he went on to become a day-trader in the stock market, which he successfully continues to this day. He says this exciting but risky lifestyle is very spiritually purifying, as it has taught him how to live completely in the moment without material attachment. He currently lives in Pompano Beach, Florida, with his wife, Susan, and their dog, Chewy.

You can learn more about Daniel here.

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Celebrating Fathers with guests Keith Zafren and Jeremy Hilton Wed June 11

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • The Great Dad’s Project
  • What stands in the way of becoming a great parent
  • Father Nature
  • Stay-at-home Dad role models
  • Our nation’s support of military families
Keith Zafren
Keith Zafren: Men who want to be great dads love the stories Keith Zafren tells, the practical tools he teaches, and the personal coaching he offers. Keith learned firsthand who to raise great kids and stay close to them, no matter what. He is an effective coach, helping busy dads to not repeat the mistakes their fathers made, but instead, to become highly effective and deepy fulfilled dads. He is a devoted father to three teenage sons.

 

Keith completed undergraduate and graduate studies in Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, and he earned his Masters in Biblical Studies from Asbury Seminary. He is an engaging speaker and writer who has inspired fathers for 30 years from all walks of life, from executives to inmates, to become the dad their children need and want.

Keith is a Jack Canfield certified Success Skills Trainer. He is the author of the award-winning book, How to Be a Great Dad-No Matter What Kind of Father You Had. Through his years of pastoral work, as a founding board member and fatherhood trainer for the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, and now as founder of The Great Dads Project, Keith has touched thousands of lives.

You can learn more about Keith here.

Jeremy Hilton

Jeremy Hilton, a 1995 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, cross-commissioned into the Navy (subs) where he served until 2003. He is the spouse of Lt Col Renae Hilton, USAF. The couple resides in Fairfax, VA, with their two children, Kate (11) and Jack (4).

In 2002, while on shore duty at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C., Kate was born with significant medical issues. Due to the expectation of a higher deployment tempo in the Navy, Jeremy decided to separate from the Navy and take care of Kate full time. Since then, Jeremy has not only made it his mission to advocate for his family, but for the thousands of other similarly affected military families.

Jeremy was one of six expert witnesses chosen by the Senate Armed Services Committee to testify at a hearing on the issues surrounding military families impacted by disabilities (June 21, 2012). Jeremy’s most recent effort is focused on campaigning for the “Tricare for Kids” legislation (Sec 735 of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act). For his work advocating on behalf of military families, Jeremy was selected as the 2012 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year.

Jeremy is a published author as well as a highly regarded speaker on issues involving military families. He is one of the co-founders of the #KeepYourPromise Alliance, a former member of the MOAA Spouse Council and currently serves with the Military Family Advisory Network.

Jeremy has a certificate in Health Care Management from Texas State University, a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, and is expected to complete a Master’s Degree in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University this summer.

You can learn more about Jeremy here.

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What Role Does Money Have in Sex, Love and Happiness? Wed June 4 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Happy Money and getting the most from your spending
  • The science of spending
  • Why following your money instincts may not be right
  • How money plays with your libido
  • What role economics plays in our relationships
Elizabeth Dunn

Elizabeth Dunn is an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.  At age twenty-six, she was featured as one of the “rising stars” across all of academia by the Chronicle of Higher Education.  She completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard University, where she worked with Dan Gilbert (bestselling author of Stumbling on Happiness).  She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Virginia, and a post-doc in Australia at the University of New South Wales.  In 2007, she was selected as an honoree for the UK-based Mind Gym Academic Prize for pioneering work in positive psychology.  In 2010, she won the University of British Columbia’s Killam Faculty Research Prize, which honors the university’s most distinguished researchers.  Dr. Dunn discussed happiness and money at PopTech 2010. Her work has been has been featured everywhere from The New York Times to FOX & Friends, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, TED, and Forbes.

She is the author of HAPPY MONEY: The Science of Happier Spending.

You can learn more about Elizabeth here.

Marina Adshare

Economist Marina Adshade’s theories on the interplay of market forces in the matters of love and libido have brought her attention from around the globe. She is the author of Dollars and Sex: How economic influences sex and love. Using engaging research and economic analysis, and no small dose of humour, Adshade unlocks the mysteries behind our actions, thoughts and preferences regarding sexual relationships, gender, love and power.

Marina Adshade has spent the last ten years teaching economics and engaging in original economic research. In 2008, she launched an undergraduate course titled Economics of Sex and Love, which invited her students to approach questions of sex and love through an economist’s lens. The class was an immediate hit with students and, by the time the first term started, had generated international media attention. As a writer, Dr. Adshade hit her groove the moment she launched her blog, Dollars and Sex, attracting over three quarters of a million unique visitors. Today she teaches at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver School of Economics.

Dr. Adshade is a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail and Time.com and has written for The Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times (UK), the Daily Mail (UK), Psychology Today and Buzzfeed. A sought-after speaker and commentator, she has made numerous TV appearances on CTV and CBC, interviews on CBC Radio and National Public Radio (US), online panel discussions, international and domestic print media and podcasts in Canada and the US.

You can read more about Marina here.

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Exploring Mental Illness with guests David Granirer and Wendy Williamson & Honora Rose Wed May 28th at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Stand Up For Mental Health
  • Changing public attitude towards mental illness
  • How comedy can be therapeutic
  • Bi-Polar illness and Depression
  • Tips for dealing with mental illness
David Granirer
David Granirer is a counselor, stand-up comic, speaker, author, and founder of Stand Up For Mental Health (SMH), a program teaching stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues. His work is featured in the VOICE Award winning documentary Cracking Up. David who himself has depression received a Life Unlimited Award from the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, a Welcome Back Award from the National Council of Behavioral Health, and a Champion of Mental Health Award, a national award recognizing individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the advancement of the mental health agenda in Canada. His SMH group in Australia also received a Rotary Shine On Award for Special Achievement in Mental Health.

 

David is a sought after keynote speaker and also works with mental health organizations in Canada, the U.S., and Australia to train SMH groups in dozens of cities.

Since founding SMH in 2004 he has trained over 400 comics and they have done over 500 shows on military bases, for correctional facilities, on university and college campuses, for government departments and corporations, for behavioral health organizations, and are part of the medical school curriculum for two universities.

You can learn more about David here.

Wendy Willilamson and Honora Rose

Wendy Williamson was diagnosed with bipolar disorder eight weeks before graduating from Virginia Tech. After being downsized from corporate America, Wendy wrote her best-selling memoir: I’m Not Crazy Just Bipolar. It was followed by Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder, published by Post Hill Press and co-written with author Honora Rose. Wendy has written for: BP Magazine, Bipolar Disorder for Dummies:2nd Edition, The Two River Times and currently blogs for BPHope.com. Her book has been reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly and The Advocate, magazine of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She is the co-founder of The Red Bank Writers Group and has been interviewed on over forty radio stations worldwide. Wendy lives in New Jersey, burning out laptops to stay sane.

Honora Rose is a graduate of Boston University. Upon graduation, she worked in the financial industry for ten years before starting a family. She has a thirteen-year-old son and an eleven-year-old daughter. Not long after the birth of her second child, she was diagnosed with bipolar type I. At thirty-five, Honora’s years of meteoric highs and crushing lows finally had a name. Her journey to wellness was born. Today, Honora is co-founder of The Red Bank Writers Group and an editor. Two Bipolar Chicks Guide to Survival: Tips for Living with Bipolar Disorder is her first book.

You can learn more about Wendy and Honora here.

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Parenting Perspectives with guests Richard Greenberg and Kristine Carlson Wed May 21st at 12pm EST

Richard Greenberg

Richard Greenberg is a father of four and the author of “Raising Children That Other People Like to be Around”.  A native of Los Angeles, California, Richard graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 1976 and immediately went to work as the personal assistant to Art Garfunkel.  Choosing to stay in Los Angeles and marry his childhood sweetheart, Richard became active in the television industry while he and his wife, JoAnn, began building their family.  Three sons and one gorgeous, intelligent, and flawless daughter later, the Greenbergs were regularly asked how they got “such good kids.”  In response, Richard wrote “Raising Children That Other People like to be Around.”  His objective was to offer logical, common-sense guidelines for people creating their own families and to help young parents, especially mothers, understand a father’s point of view.  You can read more of Richard’s parenting tips, tools, and triumphs on his blog, http://www.commonsensedad.com, by following commonsensedad on Twitter, or by liking his Common Sense Dad fanpage on Facebook.

In addition to his writing, Richard is a congenial, down-to-earth expert and lecturer on the subject of parenting.  He has appeared multiple times on national, local, and international  television and radio.  Richard offers an online parenting course at http://www.momassembly.com and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. 

You can read more about Richard here.

Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson-Motivational speaker for women & girls. Eloquent expert on change, transition & reinvention.

NY Times bestselling author & co-author of Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff, Heartbroken Open and An Hour to Live, An Hour to Love.

For nearly 2 decades, Kristine Carlson has moved & thrilled audiences around the world — and with 25 million books sold, her words have already touched .4% of the world’s population.

(She’s aiming for a solid 1%, by the time she bids this lifetime adieu.)

Kristine is a mesmerizing speaker for audiences of women — especially those nearing mid-life. Whether she’s re-telling the story of losing her husband & creative partner, beloved author Dr. Richard Carlson, or the story of waking up in the middle of the night in the throes of a hot flash, her words ring with a singular message:

You can be whoever you want, do whatever you want, and love whoever you want — but you don’t have forever.

You can read more about Kristine here.

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Inspiration with guest Gail Lynne Goodwin and JD Messinger

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Inspire Me Today
  • How to focus on the “What” and the “Why” and let go of the “How”
  • How to Celebrate in Advance
  • Tips for gratefulness
  • What is inspiration? 
  • What blocks us or stops us from following our inspiration? 
Gail Lynne Goodwin
Gail Lynne Goodwin is an author, a coach, a speaker, and the founder of InspireMeToday.com, a website that provides free inspiration daily to members in more than 150 countries. Gail has interviewed many well-known names including Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Tony Hseih, Gary Vaynerchuk, Michael Gerber, Marci Shimoff, Jack Canfield, Jon Berghoff, Jon Vroman 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. As a result of the success of their co-penned song, “Baby Come Back Home”, Gail and Carly created the ‘World’s Longest Letter’ of love and support and delivered the 18-mile long scroll on a month-long tour of Iraq and the Persian Gulf in 2006.

 

Gail is a published author and a regular writer for the Huffington Post and for Care2.com, where her column is shared with more than 23,000,000 people. Her first course, Love In 21 Days, has helped individuals around the world to use logic to find love. Gail offers coaching, mentoring, and mastermind services from her home in the mountains of Whitefish, Montana, where she resides with her husband Darryl.

You can read more about Gail here.

JD Messinger

JD Messinger is a modern day visionary whose credentials are reminiscent of a renaissance man. He is a fireman, CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting, Singapore, one of 37 Distinguished Graduates from the United States Naval Academy class of 1981, a nuclear submarine officer, and the Exxon executive who helped supervise the Valdez Oil spill cleanup. He has a dynamic presence in the media as the creator and host of both a television show and CNN radio show.

In the business world he has been an advisor to Fortune 100 clients, governments, and members of parliament on five continents. He is a Best Selling Author and CEO of Spirituality, who shares the key lessons he learned from his 12 year journey and the key messages from his book, 11 Days in May.

You can read more about JD here.

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Military Wellness and Sleep Health with guests Sarah Plummer and Dr. Raymond Hall

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Stress reduction
  • Resiliency building
  • Peak performance through health
  • How sleep affects wellness
  • The reason and design behind the Pillo1 promoting better sleep

Sarah Plummer

Sarah Plummer is an internationally-recognized author, speaker, optimal wellness & lifestyle coach, yoga instructor, and the founder of both Semper Sarah consulting and Just Roll With It Wellness which serves the veteran community through health and leadership instruction. Sarah’s journey of recovering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, more than a dozen Traumatic Brain Injuries, rape, and subsequent medical issues to include stroke has recently been showcased in a variety of outlets to include The Katie Couric ShowMSNBC LiveABC World News with Diane SawyerNBC Nightly News with Brian WilliamsHuffington Post, as well as in her book Just Roll With It and corresponding nationally replicated one-day workshop. Prior to entering the world of social entrepreneurism, Sarah was an Intelligence Officer in the USMC, and 5-time Military Olympian, then worked as a human terrain analyst in Washington DC. As a student of social science, nutrition, and physical fitness, she came to appreciate how stress affects leadership and mental, physical, and spiritual health, and how mind-body-spirit practices like yoga can improve the outcome of chronic illnesses and stressors. She speaks regularly at universities, professional organizations, and veteran events about stress, trauma, and creating sustainable leadership strategies and lifestyle habits.  Sarah also leads yoga and adventure retreats in Costa Rica and Mexico, and supports entrepreneurs, veterans, and leadership teams at service organizations around the country to more effectively serve in-need populations.

You can read more about Sarah here.

Dr Raymond Hall

Dr. Raymond Hall is a celebrity chiropractor, sleep expert and the inventor of PILLO1. With over 29 years experience treating and healing thousands of patients, Dr. Hall’s mission is to redefine what a pillow SHOULD do to support your spine, neck and head during sleep and provide a healthy alternative that is non-toxic and eco-friendly.Dr. Hall is a member of the American Academy of Spine Physician, the California Chiropractic Association, and the American Chiropractic Association. He was recently honored by the “International Association of Chiropractors” with the prestigious award of the  “TOP CHIROPRACTOR IN LOS ANGELES”.  His extensive patient base includes top film and television actors, as well as several professional and Olympic athletes. Currently, Dr. Hall’s practice is integrated with the world-renowned Pacific Coast Sports Medicine in Los Angeles, California, where he is regarded among the most coveted chiropractors in the country. He continues to develop and oversee new ideas and advancements in sleep health with PILLO1.

You can read more about Dr. Raymond Hall here.

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Sleep & Wellness: We Welcome the Speakers for the 2014 ASBA Sleep & Wellness Conference Wed April 30th, 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • The importance of sleep to health
  •  What gets in the way of good sleep
  • How nutrition feeds into sleep health
  • Who is Pro Player Health Alliance?
  • The future of sleep medicine

Ed Grandi

Edward Grandi served as the Executive Director of the American Sleep Apnea Association from 2004 to 2014. He is a resource on the prevalence of sleep apnea and diagnostic and treatment options available to address this chronic disease. He is an invited speaker on sleep to patient and professional groups.

You can read more about Ed here.

Cheryl Forberg

Cheryl Forberg, RD, is a James Beard award-winning chef and a New York Times bestselling author. In 2011 she was named as one of America’s 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness. As a former research dietitian at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, she had the opportunity to integrate her scientific background into recipe creation for a variety of dietary protocols. This distinctive skill set enabled her to extend her culinary expertise beyond celebrated restaurant kitchens into the creation of inspired recipes that are also healthful. She has developed a clear and concise recipe format, easily understood by novice students.  In 2004 she was selected as the Nutritionist for the NBC hit show, “The Biggest Loser”. As the show’s nutritionist, her role is to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives. She co-wrote the eating plan for the show and has shared cooking and nutrition tips with the contestants for thirteen seasons. Additionally, Cheryl has written or contributed to all of the books in the NYT bestselling “Biggest Loser” series, including “The Biggest Loser: 6 Weeks to a Healthier You” which was named “Best Diabetes Diet” and ranked 2nd as “Best Weight Loss Diet” by US News and World Report. Along with her contributions to the “Biggest Loser” series, Cheryl has authored or co-authored other books, including Positively Ageless: A 28-Day Plan for a Younger, Slimmer, Sexier You ,the James Beard Award-winning New Mayo Clinic Cookbook and her most recent work, . Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes. Cheryl’s writing and recipes have appeared in mainstream culinary and health publications, including Sunset, Health, and Prevention magazines as well as the Washington Post. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post and a columnist for The Saturday Evening Post. She lives in Napa, California with her boyfriend, twelve chickens and two dogs.

You can read more about Cheryl here.

Mark Walczak

Mark Walczak is a former professional American football player who played tight end for five seasons for the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Phoenix Cardinals, and San Diego Chargers.[1] Since being retired from the NFL, Walczak has shifted his focus to helping improve the health of current and former professional athletes through promoting sleep apnea awareness across the country. He has teamed up with dental icon, David Gergen, and a company called Pro Player Health Alliance to hold free public awareness events in local communities all over the nation. After joining Pro Player Health Alliance, he has helped get over 150 former players successfully treated for sleep apnea. He can be found in old town quite often…

Living in Scottsdale Arizona , Mark is the Director of Pro Player Health Alliance . A National Sleep Apnea Awareness and prevention group focused on testing and treatment options for prevention of Sleep Apnea. Mark also works with the NFLPA and former NFL greats across the country to provide testing and treatment to all former players.

You can read more about Mark here.

Dr. Archie Roberts

Dr.  Archie Roberts is the President of Pro Player Health Alliance.  He is a Cardiac surgeon and played for the Miami Dolphins prior to going to medical school. He started the Living Heart Foundation to promote cardiac health, especially among NFL players and retired players.

You can read more about Dr. Archie Roberts here.

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Social Entrepreneurship with guests Shirin Salemnia and Miki Agrawal

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Having a dream job
  • Being a female in the gaming industry
  • Losing the passion
  • Making room for positive relationships in your life
  • What businesses can do to contribute to the global community
Shirin Salemnia
Shirin Salemnia is the Founder and CEO of PlayWerks, an independent interactive media company that creates high quality innovative multi-platform immersive experiences that engage children and adults. Also, She is the Founder of WhizGirls Academy where students engage in exciting projects that help them acquire skills in the areas of coding, entrepreneurship, and more, while building confidence and growing as members of the community. She previously worked at MGA Entertainment on Bratz and Mattel on Barbie, where she performed ongoing research and analysis of industry trends, consumer motivations and competitor activity. At MGA, she was responsible for designing the Play Lab, where children would gather for in-house research. While she was the Brand Manager for the billion dollar Bratz brand. She is actively involved in Women in Gaming, an Advisor to the LA Film School Video Game Dept, The Boys and Girls Clubs, Girls in Tech, Girl Scouts, and the White House Council of Women and Girls.

You can learn more about Shirin here.

Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. She was a recipient of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and named 2013’s Forbes’ “Top 20 Millienials On a Mission”. She is the founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table, alternative pizza concept called WILD (www.eatdrinkwild.com) in NYC. She has since partnered with Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh to open the concept in Downtown Las Vegas.

Her next undertaking is THINX (www.shethinx.com ), a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women during their “time of the month”. She and her partners teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund 7 reusable cloth pads for every underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school.

Miki is also a partner in Super Sprowtz, a children’s media company to get kids to eat more vegetables (www.supersprowtz.com).

Most recently, Harper Collins published her book entitled “DO COOL SH*T” (www.docoolshit.org) on entrepreneurship and lifestyle design. The book launched on August 6th, 2013 and in 3 days, it hit #1 on Amazon Bestsellers list in entrepreneurship.

Miki is an identical twin, half-Japanese, half-Indian French Canadian, former professional soccer player and graduate of Cornell University.

You can learn more about Miki here.

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Intimacy, Sexuality and Desire with guests Michael Russer and Ande Lyons, April 16th at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • How important communication about intimacy is between couples
  • Simple steps that couples can take right now to dramatically improve their emotional, physical and spiritual intimacy
  • How to put the fireworks back into your relationship
  • Why the Big O is the best gift for your body
  • How to take the pressure off fertility and focus on connection, intimacy and love
Michael Russer
When Michael Russer was diagnosed with Prostate cancer in September of 2011, he began a year-long personal transformation that included, radical prostatectomy follow up with intensive radiation treatments and full blown impotence. He considers his resulting impotence to be one of the biggest blessings in his life.  It is because of his impotence that he and his partner discovered an entirely new approach to experiencing levels of emotional and physical intimacy that far exceeds anything either experienced prior to when things were working “correctly”. It is his personal mission in life to serve other couples who struggle with emotional and physical intimacy due to ED, impotence or simply because they have lost their “spark.”
 
You can read more about Michael here.
Ande Lyons

“We lost babies, businesses, all our money and our hormones, but we never lost our passion and love for each other.”  ~ Ande Lyons

Ande Lyons is the founder and Chief Passion Curator forBringBackDesire.com, where she tastefully and playfully shares tips, tools and resources with women who want more sensuality and sexual excitement in their lives. As the host of the Loving and Lasting Radio Show and TV show via Google+,Ande helps couples stay tuned in and turned on to each other through her engaging and informative conversations with love experts, relationship experts, and authors.

Ande’s ebook, Loving and Lasting: How to Stay Tuned In and Turned On in Marriage has been a best seller in the marriage category on Amazon.com. Twenty of Ande’s favorite Love Experts share their best advice on how to have a more meaningful and fulfilling marriage.

An enthusiastic and experienced entrepreneur with an MBA and several successful businesses to her credit, Ande is enjoying a well-balanced life (really!) managing her growing business while raising two wonderful boys with her husband.

You can read more about Ande here.

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The Intenders and Unveiling Peace with guests Tony Burroughs and Susan Sosbe, April 9th at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Is there a key to becoming self-empowered?
  • The Intention Process 
  • The Code and its origins
  • Understand the nature of suffering
  • Recognizing our own responsibilities for world peace
  • Unveiling our peace

Tony Burroughs is an author, storyteller, and co-founder of The Intenders of the Highest Good, a grassroots community movement with Intenders Circles in countries all over the world.  He was a gentleman farmer in Hawaii until 17 years ago when he and three friends created their first Intenders Circle.

Tony is the author of the popular daily email messages called The Bridge athttp://www.intenders.org and has written nine books. Tony’s newest book isGet What You Want: The Art of Making and Manifesting Your Intentions His latest endeavor is The Vision Alignment Project.

You can learn more about Tony here.

Susan Sosbe

Susan Sosbe was born in London in 1946. She is a trained nurse and teacher and has lived in Norway, Kuwait and France. Nursing was the only acceptable channel at the time for the healing gift that Susan had since childhood. After the death of her husband, doors opened almost inexplicably – allowing her to use her gift to its full potential for both humans and animals. She has worked with the terminally ill and dying, whilst working as a healer in a hospice.

From an early age Susan has ‘felt’ the suffering of others but it wasn’t until she had a profound  spiritual experience during her own struggle with life changing chronic illness, that she suddenly understood the true nature of suffering – of all mankind. Later, seemingly marking a new phase to her spiritual journey, Susan responded to a moment of spontaneity, moving to France with her four dogs and two cats, but the real purpose of that relocation was yet to be revealed.

One day, in the stillness of the forest, Susan was made to realize how every tiny part of her life had come together like a jigsaw. She had come full circle and all the doors that were previously closed to her would magically be opened. Through her writing and talks, Susan now dedicates her life to the humble role as messenger of Peace and Healing. Her first book “Reflections – Beyond Thought,” was published this year – after responding to ‘a moment of spontaneity’ when she returned to England.

Susan is a luminary for http://www.inspiremetoday.com/.

You can learn more about Susan here.

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Fashion, Creature Comforts and Spirituality…Does it Work? with Guest Shannon Bindler, April 2 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Is being materialistic a bad thing?
  • Why do we need physical things to remind us of our spiritual truth?
  • Can a person be interested in fashion and their appearance and still be spiritual?
  • How can other women prescribe themselves shoes or clothing to help them step into their greatness?
Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below! 
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Shannon Bindler  
Shannon Bindler is a Shoeologist. Similar to how an acupuncturist uses needles, she uses shoes and coaching techniques to heal her clients. Shannon believes you can change your life, one shoe at a time.

 

You can learn more about Shannon HERE.

 

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Creativity and Trauma with guests Mike Liguori and Jessie Kahnweiler, March 26th at 12pm EDT

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Veterans Mental Health
  • Writing and Power of Storytelling
  • How making a film based on rape brought with joy and inspiration
  • Starting a dialogue about rape and connecting with other victims
  • Body image, being a feminist and recovering from an eating disorder
Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below! 
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 Mike Liguori 
Mike Liguori is a veteran of the Iraq War, author of the short story series “THE SANDBOX: Stories of Human Spirit and War” and regular blogger on Huffington Post.  He is an active leader for military veterans through advocacy work on Capitol Hill with IAVA, blogging about issues facing today’s veterans, and publicly speaking about his story coming home from IraqHe’s been featured on national and local media including  CBS.comHuffington Post LiveSan Jose Mercury News, Conscious Magazine, and NPR Affiliate KQED.
 

You can read more about Mike here.

Jessie Kahnweiler 

Jessie can’t afford therapy so she makes films. Her work has been featured on Jezebel, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post. Jessie was selected for the 6 Points Artist Fellowship which inspired her comedic web series entitled Dude, Where’s my Chutzpah? Her short Meet my Rapist, a dark comedy about running in to her rapist at the farmers market, debuted at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival. Currently Jessie is developing several TV projects including “Skinny Bitch” a comedy about women, bodies, and food. Jessie makes films to make the world feel like home.  She lives in Los Angeles with her plants. 

“Jessie Kahnweiler’s work is reminiscent of Louis C.K. The best comedy doesn’t just make us laugh. It forces us to ask questions about what our laughter means.” – Nico Lang

You can read more about Jessie here.

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Lessons in Joyful Living with guests Larry Broughton and Carl Honoré March 19th at 12pm EDT

During this week’s show, you’ll learn about:

  • entrepreneurUPRISING2014
  • Flashpoints/Flashpoints for achievers journal
  • Crisis of Trust
  • No higher calling than serving others (why veterans make great team members and business owners)

Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview Larry Broughton and Carl Honoré! 

Larry Broughton

Larry Broughton is an Award-winning serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and former Special Forces Operator (The Green Berets) Larry is here to share heart-warming & humorous lessons on leadership, failure, tenacity, and the power of effective teams. Larry has parlayed his unique experience of serving on Special Forces A-Teams to the business world. He is now Co-Founder & CEO of BROUGHTONadvisory (a strategic planning, elite team-building, and transformational leadership training organization with clients ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups, to The Pentagon and Turner Broadcasting), and broughtonHOTELS.

You can learn more about Larry here.

 

Carl Honore

Carl Honoré is an award-winning journalist, author and TED speaker. He is also a globetrotting ambassador for the Slow Movement. The Wall Street Journal hailed him as “an in-demand spokesman on slowness.”

After working with street children in Brazil, he covered Europe and South America for theEconomistObserver, Miami Herald, Houston Chronicle, Time, National Post and other publications.

His first book, In Praise of Slow, examines our compulsion to hurry and chronicles a global trend toward putting on the brakes. The Financial Times said it is “to the Slow Movement what Das Kapital is to communism.” While researching In Praise of Slow, Carl was slapped with a speeding ticket.

His second book, Under Pressure, explores the good, the bad and the ugly of modern childrearing – and offers a blueprint for change.  It was hailed by Timeas a “gospel of the Slow Parenting movement.”

Published in 2013, Carl’s third and latest book, The Slow Fix, explores how to tackle complex problems in every walk of life, from health and relationships to business and politics, without falling for superficial, short-term quick fixes.

Translated into more than 30 languages, his books have landed on bestseller lists in many countries. In Praise of Slow was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Weekand the inaugural choice for the Huffington Post Book Club. It also featured in a British TV sitcom, Argentina’s version of Big Brother and a TV commercial for the Motorola tablet.

Newsweek described Carl as “an international spokesman for the concept of leisure.” ABC TV News called him “the unofficial godfather of a growing cultural shift toward slowing down.” Huffington Post labelled him “the godfather of the Slow movement.” The Financial Times featured him as a Guru of the Week. His TED talk has been viewed 800,000 times.

On top of writing, blogging, tweeting and giving media interviews on the benefits of slowing down, Carl rushes (slowly, of course) around the world to deliver speeches and workshops.

You can read more about Carl Honoré here.

 

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Women and Connectivity with guests Beate Chelette and Frankie Lee Slater March 12th at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Understanding Women in 5 Simple Steps
  • A Woman’s Mind
  • The alliances of A Circle of Women and The Art of LIVING Coalition
  • The art of living and what it means to be an artist for life
  • Creativity, Consciousness, Community
Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview Beate Chelette and Frankie Lee Slater! 
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Beate Chelette
Beate Chelette is a nationally known gender decoder, respected career coach, successful entrepreneur, author of Happy Women Happy World, and founder of The Women’s Code. At her lowest point, Beate was $135,000 in debt, a single mother, and forced to leave her home. Only 18 months later, she sold her company to Bill Gates for millions of dollars. Beate cracked the code and came out on top. In The Women’s Code, she openly shares her secrets to personal and career success and happiness. Beate envisions a community of women helping and supporting each other. The Women’s Code serves as a guide to personal and career success and offers a new code of conduct at home, at work, and at play.
You can read more about Beate Chelette here.
Frankie Lee Slater

For nearly three decades Frankie Lee has been providing the foundation for the greater connectivity that is so much needed today in this world where nearly 7-billion people are challenged to move beyond “us and them” and rise up to our higher humanity.Through the two powerful alliances she founded – A Circle of Women in 1991 and The Art of LIVING Coalition in 1996 – she has served as a torchbearer for a new social consciousness, focused on our essential Oneness, coming together at the next level, and creating the lives and world we really want together.

Aware, as the Dalai Lama has said, that “A genuine change must first come from within the individual, before she or he can make significant contributions to humanity,” Frankie Lee has dedicated her life to this purpose – refining herself to fulfill the powerful leadership role she steps into today…as front person for CIRCLES UNITING and master teacher of the art of living.

The world Frankie Lee comes representing is radiant and alive with possibility and celebration.

It is her very strong intention that everyone who comes here be filled with wonder, with a renewed sense of the gift of this human life, invigorated to connect and create something wild and wonderful for the world!

You can read more about Frankie Lee Slater here.

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Creating a Happy Ending with guests Betsy Trapasso and Jeff Jorgenson March 5th at 12 pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:
  • what Betsy does as an end of life guide
  • the documentary – Bringing Death to Life
  • Betsy’s role as the hostess of Death Cafe Los Angeles
  • Seattle’s only green funeral home
  • how Jeff creates celebrations around a life well lived
Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below! 
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betsy trapassoAs an end of life guide, Betsy Trapasso, assists the dying in making a peaceful transition from this world. Betsy is the hostess of Death Cafe Los Angeles where people gather to talk about death and life while enjoying the amazing food and cultures of the City.

Betsy’s passion is to change how we view death in the United States and that people may be less afraid of dying if they learn about other cultures that view death as a natural part of life. She is producing a feature length documentary about the death views, rituals, and ceremonies of other cultures and countries.

You can read more about Betsy here.

 

Jeff JorgensonIn earlier years, Jeff Jorgenson worked in the aviation industry having secured a Bachelors of Science in Aeronautics and a Master of Science in Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. It was a wonderful twist in life that brought him to work in the cremation and burial profession both in the pre-arrangement area as well as a licensed funeral director.

This hybrid of technical and old world trade that unlatched the idea that end of life service needed to come to the client families with a new and different approach. Graduate work on environmental impacts of greenhouse gasses as well as supply chain management and logistics made it clear that it was time to take these skills and apply them to his love of end of life practices to make them greener and more approachable and affordable for families.

You can read more about Jeff here.

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Sleep Wellness and How it Pertains to Health and Wellbeing with guests Lauri Loewenberg and Rudy Mettia February 19th at 12 pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn:
  • how to figure out your dreams in 3 easy steps
  • the most common dreams and what they mean
  • 5 fascinating facts about dream
  • how sleep improves memory and lowers stress
  • how it sharpens attention
  • rules to consider to promote healthy sleep
Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below! 
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lauri loewenbergLauri Loewenberg – After keeping a dream journal throughout childhood, Lauri decided to study dream psychology when she recognized a life-changing message imparted to her by her deceased grandfather in a dream.  She has since analyzed and researched over 75,000 dreams by people of all walks of life across the globe.

Her ground breaking dream-work techniques have made her a popular guest featured on The View, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, Katie Couric, Bethenny, Steve Harvey, Fox News, Dr. Oz and countless radio shows.Lauri’s latest book Dream On It, Unlock Your Dreams Change Your Life is available everywhere.

Learn more about Lauri here.


RudyMettiaheadshotRudy Mettia – Rudy often describes himself as “obsessed” with yoga and it is clearly evident in his teaching. Utilizing his experiences both on and off the mat, he inspires students to challenge their perceived boundaries while respecting their limitations. As he guides students within the class, he carefully breaks down each movement, finding myopic muscle and energetic actions to achieve the most of each position.

Always teaching from experience, whether cautioning about potential injuries, recommending the perfect modification, or reminding a student to stay calm, focused, and within the moment, Rudy uses his wit and charisma to motivate his students.

His teaching style helps beginners understand the asana and can revive even the longest yogi’s practice, breathing in new life with a deeper physical and philosophical understanding.

Learn more about Rudy here.

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Relationships & Valentines Day With Guest Charles Orlando February 12th at 12 pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • setting expectations
  • communication techniques
  • identifying red flags

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Charles_J_Orlando2Charles J. Orlando is a relationship expert, bestselling author, and television and radio personality best known as the author of the acclaimed relationship book series The Problem with Women… is Men®, and is the sole voice behind the smash-hit advice and relationship page The Problem with Women… is Men on Facebook.

Charles has been working directly with thousands of men and women and indirectly with hundreds of thousands via social media. His approach is one of reality and balance, steering clear of techniques that might sound good in a clinical book/setting yet nearly impossible to apply when considering the organic reality of life.

Learn more about Charles here.

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The Creative Process is Music and Life with guests Cable Car and Amber Krzys February 5th at 12 pm EST

During this weeks radio show you hear from Cable Car about:

  • the reason we feel the desire to continuously create
  • accomplishing a life dream
  • the serendipity of our meeting and love or working with one another

You will hear from Amber on:

  • from broken on Broadway to beautiful with bodyheart
  • R-O-C-K Your body Right Now
  • C-ommit to taking micro-steps that lead to massive change

Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below!

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Cable Car
Nate and Ryan flew from Rhode Island.
Jack flew from England.
They landed in Los Angeles.

Had a few laughs, had a few drinks, and hopped on a Cable Car.
Recorded an EP (with Mike Pappas of Yell For Help) and showed it to the world.
ride.ride.ride.ride.ride.ride.ride.ride.ride.ride.ride.ride.ride.ride

Learn more about Cable Car here.


 
Amber Krzys, In 2008 during my Master’s Degree program in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica, I had an epiphany. I realized I was in an abusive relationship with myself and I didn’t want to live that way anymore.

It was here where I overcame my own cycle of body punishment and negative self-image. This choice changed the course of my life and work forever. And ultimately seeded the creation of bodyheart™.

Today, I can honestly say I love my body and my life. I love what I do and more importantly, I love how I show up in the world.

My videos, programs, products and live events are all designed to do one thing: break you open to a body and life you LOVE.

Learn more about Amber here.

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Women In Media with guests Kirsty Spraggon and Kate Neligan January 29 at 12 pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • the ripple effect of sharing
  • how sharing your story can give others hope
  • why we need more conscious media
  • how we can create more synergy with each other
  • what the new “gifting” economy will look like

Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below!

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Kirsty SpraggonKirsty Spraggon is a relationship building expert that assists you to increase, your sales, networks and connections for life & business success.

Kirsty believes “experiences” are everything and has crammed an incredible amount into her 32 years: living in 5 cities; traveling to over 40 countries; swimming with sharks; tracking mountain gorillas and volunteering in Africa to name just a few.

Read more about Kirsty here.
 
 
KN-Headshot_Recent-225x300Kate Neligan is both a graduate of Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and the University of Santa Monica where she earned her Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology.

Kate is an empowerment career and life coach under her coaching brand, Conscious Rockstar(TM), with the Style Network as one of her previous clients. Neligan is a published author with an essay on trailblazing in the book “Women Will Save the World”.

Read more about Kate here.

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Feminism and Betrayal with guests Phyllis Chesler, Paula J. Caplan, and Jennifer Gomez January 22 at 12 pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:
  • female aggression towards other females
  • forced marriage
  • competition between co-wives
  • glass ceilings in the workplace
  • the wide reach of betrayal blindness
  • how women fail to recognize when they are being betrayed
  • speaking our truth
Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below! 
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Phyllis_CheslerPhyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at City University of New York. She is a best- selling author, a legendary feminist leader, a psychotherapist and an expert courtroom witness. Dr. Chesler has published thousands of articles and, most recently, studies, about honor-related violence including honor killings. She has published many classic works such as Women and Madness, Mothers on Trial. The Battle for Children and Custody, and Woman’s Inhumanity to Woman and her fifteenth book  titled An American Bride in Kabul.


Paula_CaplanPaula J. Caplan is a clinical and research psychologist. 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.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.


Jennifer_GomezJennifer M. Gómez, M.S., is a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Oregon, researching the effects of betrayal trauma with her advisor, Dr. Jennifer J. Freyd. She is also the co-editor to the upcoming special issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation: Self Injury & Suicidality: The Impact of Trauma & Dissociation.  In expanding upon Betrayal Trauma Theory, proposed by Dr. Freyd, Jennifer has proposed Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory as a way to examine and understand interpersonal trauma outcomes for cultural minorities.

 

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Non Traditional Help for Veterans with guests Deborah Lewis and Mallory Lewis January 15 at 12 noon ET

Deborah Lewis launched Channel Productions in 2010 to create the first directories of their kind specializing in creative style videos that captured global attention. While covering a fundraiser for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Service Dogs, Deborah became intrigued by this emerging and miraculous treatment for veterans who would otherwise face a desperate end. In the summer of 2013, she began production on the documentary "A Life of Thai" to raise awareness of the extraordinary support service dogs can bring to reclusive veterans battling PTSD. Channel Productions is presently raising funds for these highly trained service dogs. To learn more about Deborah and her work, visit: www.channelproductions.ca

As the daughter of a beloved children's entertainer, Mallory Lewis has been deeply involved in children's entertainment her entire life! Following her mother's passing in 1998, Mallory began appearing with Lamb Chop at live and televised events, entertaining at thousands of venues as varied as the State Fairs, Performing Arts Centers, Cruise Ships and  Military Bases around the world. Mallory and Lamb Chop have spent a decade on bases all over the world, and LOVE touring with the USO and entertaining the troops and their families. In fact, Lamb Chop was recently "pinned" by a Marine General, and now makes Mallory salute her before every show! As an author, she has penned 20 children's novels, and is a multiple Emmy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner for "Outstanding Writing in a Children's Series." To learn more about Mallory and her work, visit: www.malloryandlambchop.com

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The Brain Science of Happiness with guests James Olson and Rick Hanson January 8 at 12 noon ET

James Olson is the author of The Whole-Brain Path to Peace:The Role of Left- and Right-Brain Dominance in the Polarization and Reunification of America. He is a management-trained integral philosopher whose studies have included business, engineering, art, Eastern and Western religion, psychology, and NLP. Following the unifying guidelines of philosophy and drawing on his wide-ranging education, James has made it his mission to help bring the planet's masculine and feminine energies into greater balance, and therefore into a more peaceful state, through his advocacy of whole-brain thinking. He holds is currently studying sacred geometry and the experience of living in the heart. To learn more about James and his work, visit: thewholebrainpath.com

 

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence, Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom , Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, and Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson's work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine. His weekly e-newsletter - Just One Thing - has over 100,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. To learn more about Rick and his work, visit: www.RickHanson.net.

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SPECIAL ENCORE PRESENTATION with Dr. Lissa Rankin January 1 at 12 NOON ET

Lissa Rankin, M.D. is a physician whose research led her to discover that our bodies have natural self-repair mechanisms that can be activated or disabled based on thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that originate in the mind. She is on a mission to heal our broken health care system, help patients play a more active role in healing themselves, and encourage the health care industry to embrace and facilitate, rather than resist, the body's self-healing capacities. Lissa has written 3 books, speaks around the world, blogs at LissaRankin.com, paints professionally, and founded the Whole Health Medicine Institute.She leads a mentoring program for visionaries, founded the wellness communities HealHealthCareNow.com and OwningPink.com, and teaches online programs, such as "Find Your Calling" with Dr. Martha Beck and Amy Ahlers, and "Visionary Ignition Switch," an online business school for visionaries co-created with Amy Ahlers. 

Her work has been featured extensively in the national media, including O magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Health, Women's Health, Self, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. To learn more about Lissa and her work, visit: http://lissarankin.com

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Goals + Gratitude = Less Holiday Stress with guest Kimberly Rinaldi December 18 at 12 noon ET

The New year is upon us. Have you made you New Year's Resolutions yet? Do you stick with them longer than a week? Are you giving gratitude for even the small things in life? Stressed out? My guest this week will be sharing with us how to take our goals, add gratitude, and reduce holiday stress.

Speaker, Author and Radio Show Host Kimberly Rinaldi joyfully shares her decades of experience as a Certified Master Trainer of Hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP, Success Coaching and Reiki. Having created a highly successful private coaching practice, Kimberly now teaches Lessons in Joyful Living. She believes in empowering others and that through it, you have the ability to break through any and all barriers. Kimberly uses her natural intuitive abilities and unique techniques to help clients achieve their highest potential and move toward their soul purpose; she provides tools to carry for a lifetime. To learn more about Kimberly and her work, visit: www.kimberlyrinaldi.com

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Manifesting Our Intentions with guests Anodea Judith and Tony Burroughs December 11 at 12 noon ET

Anodea Judith, Ph.D. is an innovative thinker, best-selling author, world renowned teacher, and former therapist whose work addresses both personal and collective transformation. Her passion for the realization of human potential matches her concern for humanity's impending crises - her fervent wish is that we "wake up in time." She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Human Health. To learn more about Anodea and her work, visit: http://globalheartawakens.com/ 

Tony Burroughs is an author, storyteller, and co-founder of The Intenders of the Highest Good, a grassroots community movement with Intenders Circles in countries all over the world. He was a gentleman farmer in Hawaii until 17 years ago when he and three friends created their first Intenders Circle.Tony is the author of the popular daily email messages called The Bridge at www.intenders.org and has written nine books.Tony's newest book is Get What You Want: The Art of Making and Manifesting Your Intentions His latest endeavor is The Vision Alignment Project. To learn more about Tony and his work, visit: http://www.intenders.com

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The Brain Science of Happiness with guests James Olson and Rick Hanson December 4 at 12 noon ET

James Olson is the author of The Whole-Brain Path to Peace:The Role of Left- and Right-Brain Dominance in the Polarization and Reunification of America. He is a management-trained integral philosopher whose studies have included business, engineering, art, Eastern and Western religion, psychology, and NLP. Following the unifying guidelines of philosophy and drawing on his wide-ranging education, James has made it his mission to help bring the planet's masculine and feminine energies into greater balance, and therefore into a more peaceful state, through his advocacy of whole-brain thinking. He holds is currently studying sacred geometry and the experience of living in the heart. To learn more about James and his work, visit: thewholebrainpath.com

 

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and author of Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence, Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom , Just One Thing: Developing a Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time, and Mother Nurture: A Mother's Guide to Health in Body, Mind, and Intimate Relationships. An authority on self-directed neuroplasticity, Dr. Hanson's work has been featured on the BBC, NPR, FoxBusiness, Consumer Reports Health, U.S. News and World Report, and O Magazine. His weekly e-newsletter - Just One Thing - has over 100,000 subscribers, and also appears on Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major websites. To learn more about Rick and his work, visit: www.RickHanson.net.

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Getting Things Done with guest David Allen November 27 at 12 noon ET

David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, and founder and chairman of the David Allen Company. He is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world's highest-performing professionals, corporations and institutions, has earned him Forbes' recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States.

David Allen is the author of three books: The international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Ready For Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life. Getting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since it's publication in 2001, and is now published in 28 languages.

Leadership Magazine  named one of the "Top 100 thought leaders"

Fast Company hailed him "One of the world's most influential thinkers" in the arena of personal productivity

Time Magazine labeled his first book, Getting Things Done as "the defining self-help business book of its time."

To learn more about David and his work, visit: www.Davidco.com

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How do you Give Thanks?

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    Each of us has 86,400 seconds of daily once in a lifetime opportunity to be thankful. Every second is precious and unique. And we only get one shot at that precise moment in time. Why not make them grateful?

Gratus is the Latin root word for gratitude; meaning appreciativeness, thankfulness and gratefulness. Gratitude is positive acknowledgment for what we receive; albeit, tangible or intangible. Being gracious with our thankfulness is one way to validate the goodness in our lives. It is a profoundly simple process that allows us perspective in recognizing the source of our goodness is oftentimes derived externally through another person, place, thing or activity. Another positive attribute of gratitude is that it enables us to temporarily set aside our egos and connect to something greater than ourselves as individuals. This form of greater positive engagement with the world generates joy and reaffirms life.
  Being grateful for each day and the good things in life is not something that should be reserved for once a year Thanksgiving traditions such as turkey and football. Adopting an "attitude of gratitude" is a simple practice that can improve our health and create greater happiness in our lives.

In my years of practice as an applied positive psychology coach, I am continually amazed at the magnificent power that two of the most basic (and magic) words, "thank you", can have on the giver and receiver of gratitude. Positive psychology research continuously supports this observation by reporting that gratitude helps harvest greater happiness.

Gratitude helps us build positive emotion, savor goodness, improves our well being, cultivate meaningful relationships and helps us to be more resilient when life is not always a happy experience.
 
 
How do you give thanks? We'd love to know and invite you to our free Global Gratitude Gathering audio-summit to take place on Saturday, November 23rd at 4 pm ET/ 1 pm PT. Click here to RSVP.  We would be grateful for your company at our first-ever complimentary 90-minute Harvesting Happiness gratitude-generating mini-workshop designed to delight and enlighten our growing global community.  (Convert to your timezone: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/).

In this community experiential program, you will learn simple skills to get your gratitude engine revving and tools to spread your thanks to your tribe. The workshop will be presented in English and include a complimentary downloadable workbook as well as access to a recording of the event for all registrants in case you cannot make it live in real-time.

It is our way of saying "thank you" for showing up and being a part of making the world a better and more joyful place for us all. There are no strings attached. Your contact information will never be sold or traded. Feel free to gift this invitation to a friend. The more, the merrier...and we are all about making merriment over here.

Looking forward to a gracious globe-trotting get-together with you,  

  With gratitude and in happiness,

 

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Children of War with guests Bryan Single,Jane Ekayu, and Cynthia Travis November 20 at 12 noon ET

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

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Health, Wellness, and Happiness November 13 at 12 noon ET

Dr. Syed Nabi is a Sleep Specialist and a regular contributor to Sleep & Wellness Magazine. He is Board Certified as a fellow of the American Board of Internal Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He currently works at Tranquility Sleep Specialists, Knoxville, TN and has been involved with American Sleep & Breathing Academy for the last 2 years.

One of the nation's leading advisors on health and nutrition, Cheryl Forberg is a James Beard award-winning chef and one of the few professional chefs in the country who is also a registered dietitian. She strongly believes you don't have to sacrifice flavor to eat well and that eating well can change your life. She is the chef and nutritionist for NBC's "The Biggest Loser," and has written multiple bestselling cookbooks for the hit television show.  Her latest book is "Flavor First:  Cut Calories and Boost Flavor" (Rodale). To learn more visit www.CherylForberg.com

Marci Williams is currently a Center Director,  Wellness Coach, and a Management Consultant of a large recreation and fitness facility in which she oversees the day-to-day administration, operations, and programming.  She has over 28 years of experience in the fitness and recreation industries both in the private and public sector. She holds multiple certifications along with a degree in Psychology.

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Change a Child’s Life with guest Bill King November 6 at 12 noon ET

Bill King is a writer, speaker, certified trainer and mentor.  A master of designing and implementing processes to simplify complex issues with amazing results, he used this gift to design fun, exciting and educational ideas to help kids deal with negativity, low self-esteem, bullying and anger.  He teaches kids positive thinking, kindness, forgiveness and awareness in a way they can relate to.

His website www.idontstink.com teaches kids from a completely different point of view. The premise is negative thoughts stink.  Using humor to break down the barriers many people have, Bill provides an entertaining atmosphere that promotes learning that will stick.  Check out the STINK-o-city quiz to see how badly you STINK!  Benefit from tons of easy-to-follow exercises, and enter your kind deeds into the kindness meter.  Issue kindness challenges and be challenged yourself - all because you want to SMELL sa-weet!

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CEO of Spirtuality with guest JD Messinger October 30 at 12 noon ET

JD Messinger is a modern day visionary whose credentials are reminiscent of a renaissance man. He is a fireman, CEO of Ernst & Young Consulting, Singapore, one of 37 Distinguished Graduates from the United States Naval Academy class of 1981, a nuclear submarine officer, and the Exxon executive who helped supervise the Valdez Oil spill cleanup. He has a dynamic presence in the media as the creator and host of both a television show and CNN radio show. In the business world he has been an advisor to Fortune 100 clients, governments, and members of parliament on five continents. He is a Best Selling Author and CEO of Spirituality, who shares the key lessons he learned from his 12 year journey and the key messages from his book, 11 Days in May. To learn more about JD and his work, visit: http://www.jdmessinger.com/

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Leadership with guests Larry Broughton and Chip Conley October 23 at 12 noon ET

Larry Broughton is an Award-winning serial entrepreneur, best-selling author and former Special Forces Operator (The Green Berets) Larry is here to share heart-warming & humorous lessons on leadership, failure, tenacity, and the power of effective teams.  Larry has parlayed his unique experience of serving on Special Forces A-Teams to the business world. He is now Co-Founder & CEO of BROUGHTONadvisory (a strategic planning, elite team-building, and transformational leadership training organization with clients ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups, to The Pentagon and Turner Broadcasting), and broughtonHOTELS. To learn more about Larry and his work, visit: http://aboutLARRYbroughton.com  

Chip Conley is part world traveler, cultural anthropologist, armchair psychologist, and the founder and former CEO of Joie de Vivre Hospitality. With a simple yet profound mission, to CREATE JOY, San Francisco's Most Innovative CEO turned a seedy "no tell motel" into the 2nd largest boutique hotel brand in the world.Traveling to Bali a dozen times rekindled his childhood love of festivals, and experiencing collective effervescence on Burning Man's desolate playa (he's now a board member) solidified his vision. Experiencing the transformative power of cultural travel through festivals inspired his mission to now create joy on a global scale with Fest300, believing that, "Being culturally curious creates a more robust and resilient life, which creates a safer and saner world." To learn more about Chip and his work, visit: www.chipconley.com

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Dr. Ellen Langer and Dr. Mario Martinez October 16 at noon ET

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. To learn more about Ellen and her work, visit: www.ellenlanger.com  

Dr. Mario Martinez is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist and founder of Biocognitive Science. He specializes in how cultural and transcendental beliefs affect health and longevity. His biocognitive theory is based on discoveries in neuroscience research with healthy brains and psychoneuroimmunology investigations of exalted emotions (love, compassion, empathy, dignity). Biocognition offers an integrated paradigm that brings together mindbody research and cultural anthropology. Dr. Martinez is considered a world expert on stigmata (Christ-like wounds that do not heal and resist infection) and has been consulted on these rare cases by the Catholic Church, BBC, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. He coined the term Cultural Psychoneuroimmunology to address how cultural contexts affect nervous, immune, and endocrine regulation. He is the bestselling author of the learning set CD, The Mind Body Code: How the Mind Wounds and Heals the Body and The Man from Autumn: A Psychological Novel. To learn more about Mario and his work, visit: www.biocognitive.com

  

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Sexuality and Body Image with Michael Russer and Bonnie Gayle October 9th at 12 NOON ET

When Michael Russer was diagnosed with Prostate cancer in September of 2011, he began a year-long personal transformation that included, radical prostatectomy follow up with intensive radiation treatments and full blown impotence. He considers his resulting impotence to be one of the biggest blessings in his life.  It is because of his impotence that he and his partner discovered an entirely new approach to experiencing levels of emotional and physical intimacy that far exceeds anything either experienced prior to when things were working "correctly". It is his personal mission in life to serve other couples who struggle with emotional and physical intimacy due to ED, impotence or simply because they have lost their "spark."

Bonnie Gayle is a Body Image & Intimacy Expert and the Co-Creator of Sex Butter (a sexually empowering butter made with organic plant based oils and infused with messages of love and healing.) She educates and speaks about feeling comfortable and confident in your body, connect intimately & step into your personal sensual and sexual power. Bonnie work involves; releasing body bondage, loving yourself, and inspiring sensual & sexual freedom to open up intimacy in a whole new way!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Show, Dr. Parva, Melissa Bollman-Jenkins, and Antoine Dunn October 2 at 12 noon ET

Dr.  Behzad Parva is the head of Parva Plastic Surgery in Northern Virginia, specializing in reconstructive and cosmetic breast care focused on the individual needs of each of his patients.  His goal in restorative breast surgery is to establish a woman's sense of wholeness and self-confidence. To learn more about Dr. Parva and his work, visit: http://www.parvaplasticsurgery.com/ 

Melissa Bollmann-Jenkins is trained in clinical psychology and medicine in the U.S. and Germany, writing and publishing research studies on cancer patients and their quality-of-life issues. As community manager for Breastcancer.org, Melissa responds to and connects with the community of women and their loved ones who use the site.

 

 

Antoine Dunn is a singer, songwriter, and producer. After losing his mother to breast cancer and singing at her funeral, there was a moment that changed his whole perspective on how precious and fragile life can be. His time with his mother inspired his single "I Am". It is his way of giving back to her the support she gave to him throughout his life. To learn more about Antoine, visit: http://iamantoinedunn.com/

 

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Military Families: Restoring Wellness after War with guests Rebecca Summers and Jody Bremer September 25 at 12 noon ET

Rebecca Summers earned her commission as a Naval Officer in May 2000 and was designated a Surface Warfare Officer upon completion of initial training in Newport, RI. She re-designated as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer in December 2005. Summers' assignments span experience in both the surface fleet and naval aviation; she is a veteran of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM and several combat deployments. Summers resigned her commission in 2010, and joined the staff of Intersections International as Program Manager for the Veteran-Civilian Dialogue program in April 2013. It is her goal to construct inclusive communities across America through dialogue and the collaboration between veteran organizations, colleges/universities, and community leadership.

 

Jody Bremer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jody received a special certification and verification from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in Working with Military and Their Families in Private Practice. Servicemen from the Marines, Navy, Army and Air Force are a significant specialty, allowing her to provide personalized care for all of the military members and their families struggling with the specific hardships the military incurs, such as long-term separations, deployments, and PTSD. To learn more about Jody and her work, visit: www.jodybremer.com

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Love+Relationships=giving+getting what you need! with guests Sharon Cunningham and Charles J. Orlando September 18th at 12 noon ET

Leaving a long corporate career behind her, The Single Ladies Café  was founded by Miss Sharon Cunningham, known by her radio personality Miss SC, and her daughter and TSLC's Celebrity News and Entertainment Editor, Foxx.  This mother/daughter duo has created a café style forum for their informative dating talk show and magazine focused on content that inspires, encourages and educates SINGLE WOMEN of all ages to be confident, healthy, and strong while creating lasting personal joy as they date. To learn more about Miss SC and her work, visit: http://www.thesingleladiescafe.com/

Charles J. Orlando is a relationship expert, bestselling author, and television and radio personality best known as the author of the acclaimed relationship book series The Problem with Women... is Men®, and is the sole voice behind the smash-hit advice and relationship page The Problem with Women... is Men on Facebook. Charles has been working directly with thousands of men and women and indirectly with hundreds of thousands via social media. His approach is one of reality and balance, steering clear of techniques that might sound good in a clinical book/setting yet nearly impossible to apply when considering the organic reality of life. To learn more about Charles and his work, please visit: http://theproblemismen.com/

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Aoife O'Leary and Kate Northrup September 11 at 12 noon ET

Aoife O'Leary hails from Dublin, Ireland. A singer and songwriter, she followed her passion, touring the States and Europe with her band, Moth Complex, releasing a CD and has a song available for gameplay on Rock Band Network. She had great prosperity in terms of experiences with music, but money was less reliable - at times she received thousands in income and support and at others was the proverbial struggling artist. She began writing a book, and in her research, she studied those who were living their passions and prospering in  different areas from fashion to marketing to sport to online businesses, and she decided to create the Virtual Summit "Live Your Passion and Prosper" so that she could share this information with everyone else who wants to learn. The FREE summit went live September 2nd and you can sign up at www.liveyourpassionandprosper.com

Kate Northrup created financial freedom for herself at the age of 28 through building a team of more than 1,000 wellness entrepreneurs in the network marketing industry. Her philosophy is that if you free yourself financially you can be fully present to your purpose on the planet. She is the author of best-selling book Money: A Love Story, Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create The Life You Really Want. Kate and her work have been featured on The Today Show, Yahoo! Finance, The Huffington Post, Glamour, Red, Refinery29.com, Prima Magazine, Soul & Spirit, and more.  She continues to mentor entrepreneurs in creating financial freedom. Find out more and take her free quiz to find out what your relationship with money says about you at http://www.katenorthrup.com.

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes David Allen September 4 at 12 noon ET

David Allen is an author, consultant, international lecturer, and founder and chairman of the David Allen Company. He is widely recognized as the world's leading authority on personal and organizational productivity. His thirty years of pioneering research, coaching and education of some of the world's highest-performing professionals, corporations and institutions, has earned him Forbes' recognition as one of the top five executive coaches in the United States.

David Allen is the author of three books: The international bestseller, Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-Free Productivity, Ready For Anything, and Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life. Getting Things Done has been a perennial business bestseller since it's publication in 2001, and is now published in 28 languages.

Leadership Magazine  named one of the "Top 100 thought leaders"

Fast Company hailed him "One of the world's most influential thinkers" in the arena of personal productivity

Time Magazine labeled his first book, Getting Things Done as "the defining self-help business book of its time."

To learn more about David and his work, visit: www.Davidco.com

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes John Gornik and Gregorio Elias from Bead Relief and Paul Goodman and Griffin Thall from Pura Vida Bracelets August 28 at 12 noon ET

John Gornik and Gregorio Elias are two friends who's desire to help others sparked a business that follows an honorable business model. They are a creative pair who met after college and combined their unique talents to form Bead Relief. They apply a team spirit combined with relentless energy to make an impact on children's lives through the sales of their unique bracelets. They have a strong desire to make the world a better place and plan on doing this with their colorful handmade beaded bracelets. Their goal is to make giving affordable and enjoyable; the prices of their bracelets make it possible for anyone to help. To learn more about Bead Relief, visit: http://beadrelief.com/

 

During a visit to a small community in Costa Rica, Paul Goodman and Griffin Thall crossed paths with two men named Jorge and Joaquin who were peddling bracelets on the street. The colorful bracelets were handmade in a simple way that seemed to capture the essence of their journey. When they first met Jorge and Joaquin, they were living in a single room with three beds shared by several other members of their family. Seeing this, Paul and Griffin asked them if they would be willing to make 400 bracelets to take back to the United States with them. Jorge was delighted to make such a sell, and the guys were thrilled to help them out, but to everyone's good fortune, soon after returning to the states their friendship blossomed into a full-fledged business relationship. They share their story with us. To learn more about Pura Vida, visit: www.puravidabracelets.com 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Kelly Muldoon, Dr. Kay McElvey, and Tanya Geisler August 21 at 12 noon ET

Kelly Muldoon from Soulfully Successful Women knows intimately what the journey to living a life and creating a business around your purpose and passion takes.  She has moved past the struggles of years of addiction, a reformed corporate workaholic, and a single mum, to today living a truly joyous and successful life. Her work now is centered on helping other women reach their true potential in their lives and businesses. To learn more about Kelly and her work, visit: http://telesummit.soulfullysuccessfulwomen.com/ 

Dr. Kay McElvey is a teacher, author, and the newest edition to the WCEM-AM team as the host of ‘The Dr. Kay Show'! During her show she discusses Education, Black History, Health, Organizations, Cooking/Eating, Politics, Talent and Community Events. Dr. Kay is the recipient of the "2007 Harriet Tubman Lifetime Achievement Award."

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).

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Darrin McMahon August 14 at 12 noon ET

Darrin M. McMahon is the Ben Weider Professor of History at Florida State University.  Educated at the University of California, Berkeley and Yale, where he received his PhD, McMahon is the author of Enemies of the Enlightenment: The French Counter-Enlightenment and the Making of Modernity); Happiness: A History which has been translated into twelve languages, and was awarded Best Books of the Year honors for 2006 by the New York Times, The Washington Post, the Library Journal, and Slate Magazine; and Divine Fury: A History of Genius, a history of the idea of genius and the genius figure, which will be published this October .

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Kita Szpak and Tara Kennedy-Kline August 7 at 12 noon ET

Kita Szpak is a speaker and author. In 2010 shoe co-wrote Tipping Point to Happiness, undertook a U.S. radio campaign, and earned the title of "happiness expert" along the way.  Her latest work, "The SIMPLE Life: Shiny Objects Not Required" is expected out in 2013-14. Most recently, Kita has organized the online telesummit, "Happiness Formula for Parents: Reconnect to your kids and they will love you for it!" that brings together 21 experts over a 10-day period beginning August 15 to provide information and hands-on advice for parents and caregivers in a caring and compassionate setting.

Tara Kennedy-Kline is a certified family parent coach, popular radio host of Stop Raising Einstein on Toginet Radio, impassioned speaker, and most excellent mom to her sons, Alex and Max. She has been dubbed "The Queen of Accountability" and she works with parents everyday to guide them through those days they wonder why they ever had kids in the first place. Personal experience with her son, Alex, who is on the autism spectrum, inspired her to write her book, Stop Raising Einstein: Discover The Unique Brilliance in Your Child and You. The book's popularity garnered tremendous interest when it was featured on The Today Show. To learn more about Tara and her work, visit: http://www.multilevelmom.com/

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Linda Stewart and Roko Belic July 31 at 12 noon ET

Linda is a regular contributor to Inspired World Magazine and is the author of "The Little Book of Transformation: 3 Steps to Create Your Ideal Life". She is a contributing author of forthcoming book, "Survivor to Thriver: 30 Days to a Thriving Life" (October 2013), in which she publicly shares a part of her own personal story of childhood abuse for the very first time. She is the creator and host of The Art of Transformation Summit and is passionate about sharing pragmatic tools that transform lives with as many people as possible. To learn more about Linda and her work, visit: www.theartoftransformation.net

Roko Belic's directorial debut, "Genghis Blues," won the Sundance Audience Award and was nominated for an Academy Award® for best documentary feature. Belic directed the documentary DREAMS: CINEMA OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS, which was released on the "Inception" Blu-Ray. He associate produced BEYOND THE CALL , co-produced and shot INDESTRUCTIBLE, and directed THE BATMOBILE which was released on "The Dark Knight Rises" BluRay. For his current project HAPPY, Belic teamed up with Hollywood heavyweight Tom Shadyac, who executive produced, to direct the feature documentary. HAPPY combines powerful human stories from around the world with cutting edge science to give us a deeper understanding of our most valued emotion. To learn more about Roko and his work, visit: www.TheHappyMovie.com

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Monika Korra and Bob Delaney July 24 at 12 noon ET

Monika Korra is a native of Loten, Norway. In 2008 she was offered a 100% running scholarship at Southern Methodist University. She earned a B.S. in Applied Physiology and a minor in psychology. During her time at SMU she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted. As a result of her experience she has found her mission in life; to help others fight back to a normal life after experiencing personal trauma.She founded The Monika Korra Foundation and is in the process of getting her book published to share her experience with others. 

Bob Delaney has risen to the top of two elite organizations - in law enforcement as a highly decorated Trooper with the New Jersey State Police, and as one of the National Basketball Association's most respected referees. Bob has made a major contribution away from the game as well. He testified before the United States Senate on Organized Crime in 1981 detailing his perilous undercover work for the Jersey State Police - putting his life on the line for nearly three years infiltrating the Genovese and Bruno Crime Families.His riveting life story has been told by HBO's Real Sports, ESPN, CNN and ABC, in dozens of newspaper and magazine articles throughout the United States and Europe and in his critically acclaimed book, Covert: My Years Infiltrating the Mob. To learn more about Bob and his work, visit: http://delaneyconsultants.com/

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Julie Daquelente and Dr. Christine Carter July 17 at 12 noon ET

A sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D. is the author of RAISING HAPPINESS: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents. Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is syndicated on the HuffingtonPost and PsychologyToday.com.

 Best known for her happiness and parenting advice, Carter draws on psychology, sociology, and neuroscience, and uses her own chaotic and often hilarious real-world adventures to demonstrate the do's and don'ts in action. Dr. Carter has helped thousands of people find more joy in their lives through her book, online classes, coaching, and speaking engagements. For more information, please explore this website - and don't miss the free resources!

Julie Daquelente is on a personal journey to find happiness and fulfillment in her life and has made it her mission to help others do the same. Julie is currently working on several projects in an attempt to help people live happier, healthier, more abundant lives, including a free audio summit that will provide listeners the opportunity to learn tools and strategies from some of the top researchers and coaches in the subjects of positive psychology, happiness, and life in general. To learn more about Julie and her project, visit: Project: Happy People.

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes John O'Connor and Steve D'Annunzio July 10 at 12 noon ET

John O'Connor is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) who has been involved in the financial services industry since 1978 and has been a CFP since 1987. His primary focus is educating people to solidify their financial foundation. He received a Masters Degree in Spiritual Psychology in 1996 and this deepened his understanding of what people truly seek in pursuing fulfilling lives. To learn more about John and his work, visit: http://prosperityintelligence.net/

Steve D'Annunzio is a spiritual teacher and productivity coach to many Fortune 100 executives, professional athletes, and high-performance companies. He teaches a new model of transformational business practice called Conscious Capitalism and is president of the Soul Purpose Institute. This course is evolving the financial services industry as the practitioners who use it lead the industry in production results. He is an author and co-creator of many books, businesses, and artistic projects that have the common theme of alleviating human suffering and enhancing joy. Some of these books are Teachings for a New World, The Prosperity Paradigm and Soul Purpose Meditations. To learn more about Steve and his work, visit: www.soulpurposeinstitute.com

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Sandra Beck and Linda Franklin July 3rd at 12 noon ET

Sandra Beck is the host of three radio shows: Military Mom Talk Radio, Motherhood Talk Radio, and Powered Up Talk Radio, with Linda Franklin. Simultaneously, she has built a virtual empire of successful companies entirely staffed, managed, and implemented using a host of virtual assistants and on-line resources. Sandra is the author of Motherhood Incorporated, The Smart Woman's Guide to Working From Home with Just a Computer and an Internet Connection and Blogphoria - How To Reach Millions of People without Spending a Dime.

Linda Franklin is the creator of www.therealcougarwoman.com where her focus is working with women showing them how to unleash their powerful feminine energy and www.shiningserviceworldwide.com which is Linda's charitable effort that supports women in the military community. The goal of this organization is the successful re-integration of women back into civilian life. Linda is the Co-Host of the radio show, Powered Up Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and the author of "Don't Ever Call Me Ma'am", where she gives fabulous tips on beauty, health, sex, relationships, and  financial responsibility. 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Dr. Jonathan Haidt June 26th at 12 noon ET

Dr. Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at the NYU-Stern School of Business. His research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures-including the cultures of American liberals, conservatives, and libertarians. He is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis and the New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. At NYU-Stern, he is applying his research on moral psychology to business ethics, asking how companies can structure and run themselves in ways that will be resistant to ethical failures.  To learn more about Dr. Haidt and his work, visit: www.happinesshypothesis.com 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Caitlin Doughty and Betsy Trapasso June 12 at 12 noon ET

Called "America's (Kinda Dark) Sweetheart"by the Huffington Post, 28-year-old Caitlin Doughty was born and raised on the sunny shores of Oahu, Hawai'i. She is a writer, performer, and filmmaker. She started the Order of the Good Death, an online community of artists, actors, poets, musicians, and directors all committed to staring down their death fears through art. The YouTube videos she created for this site-most notably her question-and-answer series, "Ask a Mortician"-are what brought her to national media attention.  She is writing a book "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory' to be published in 2014 and is in the process of opening her own alternative funeral home, Undertaking LA. To learn more about Caitlin and her work, visit: www.orderofthegooddeath.com

As an end of life guide, Betsy Trapasso, assists the dying in making a peaceful transition from this world. Betsy is the hostess of Death Cafe Los Angeles where people gather to talk about death and life while enjoying the amazing food and cultures of the City. Betsy's passion is to change how we view death in the United States and that people may be less afraid of dying if they learn about other cultures that view death as a natural part of life. She is producing a feature length documentary about the death views, rituals ,and ceremonies of other cultures and countries. To learn more about Betsy and her work, visit: http://betsytrapasso.com/

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Dr. Lissa Rankin June 5th at 12 noon ET

Lissa Rankin, M.D. is a physician whose research led her to discover that our bodies have natural self-repair mechanisms that can be activated or disabled based on thoughts, beliefs, and feelings that originate in the mind. She is on a mission to heal our broken health care system, help patients play a more active role in healing themselves, and encourage the health care industry to embrace and facilitate, rather than resist, the body's self-healing capacities. Lissa has written 3 books, speaks around the world, blogs at LissaRankin.com, paints professionally, and founded the Whole Health Medicine Institute.She leads a mentoring program for visionaries, founded the wellness communities HealHealthCareNow.com and OwningPink.com, and teaches online programs, such as "Find Your Calling" with Dr. Martha Beck and Amy Ahlers, and "Visionary Ignition Switch," an online business school for visionaries co-created with Amy Ahlers. 

Her work has been featured extensively in the national media, including O magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Health, Women's Health, Self, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. To learn more about Lissa and her work, visit: http://lissarankin.com

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener and Cheryl Hunter May 29 at 12 noon ET

Dr. 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 on diverse psychological topics. He is best known for his pioneering work in the application of positive psychology. Dr. Biswas-Diener is the foremost authority on positive psychology coaching and has consulted with a wide range of international organizations on performance management and leadership development. To learn more about Dr. Biswas-Diener and his work, visit: http://positiveacorn.com/  

Cheryl Hunter was born and reared in the remote Colorado Rocky Mountains. She is a cowgirl who grew up on a horse ranch, training horses and riding rodeo. Today, Cheryl is a bestselling author, speaker and high-performance expert who specializes in providing Fortune 100 caliber coaching for individuals. Her expertise is in guiding her clients to architect a very specific blueprint for their businesses and their lives that produces dramatic results in a very short window of time. Cheryl was drawn to her work as a result of her own life path; she overcame a traumatic, life-altering experience that ignited a strong desire to contribute to others. To learn more about Cheryl and her work, visit: http://cherylhunter.com/

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Naomi Kryske and Jody Bremer May 22 at 12 noon EDT

Naomi Kryske is a Hurricane Katrina survivor whose fear and helplessness in the devastating Category 5 storm gave her insight into traumatic stress. Determined not just to survive the experience but to triumph over it, she wrote The Witness, an intense crime/suspense novel set in London and told from the victim's point of view. Naomi shares with us that overcoming PTSD comes in many formats, and for her, it was writing fiction. To learn more about Naomi and her work, visit: www.naomikryske.com

 

Jody Bremer is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Jody received a special certification and verification from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists in Working with Military and Their Families in Private Practice. Servicemen from the Marines, Navy, Army and Air Force are a significant specialty, allowing her to provide personalized care for all of the military members and their families struggling with the specific hardships the military incurs, such as long-term separations, deployments, and PTSD. To learn more about Jody and her work, visit: www.jodybremer.com

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Dr. Ellen Langer May 15th at 12 noon EDT

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. To learn more about Ellen and her work, visit: www.ellenlanger.com  

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Jamie Catto May 8 at 12 noon EDT

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.

The Daily Telegraph said: ""A polite warning; prolonged exposure to Jamie Catto could blow your mind."

To learn more about Jamie and his work, visit: www.jamiecatto.com

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Tim Freke April 30 at 12 noon EDT

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.  To learn more about Tim and his work, visit: http://www.themysteryexperience.com/   

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Bryan Single, Jane Ekayu, and Cinthia Travis April 24th at 12 NOON EDT

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

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Ashley Michelle Williams and Kirsty Spraggon April 17th at 12 NOON EDT

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.

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Ira Israel and Dr. Richard Davidson April 10th at 12 NOON EDT

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.

After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and taking a Master of Arts degree in Philosophy, Ira moved to Paris to study existentialism and aesthetics.  While exploring Asia, Ira became interested in Eastern philosophies, yoga, meditation, and Reiki healing - all of which led to taking a second Master of Arts degree in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Kabbalah. After continuing his studies and practices with myriad teachers and healers - as well as becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher 500, Certified Yoga Therapist, and Certified Reiki Practitioner - Ira decided to further his academic education with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology.

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.

Dr. Davidson has published hundreds of scientific papers and edited 14 books. A New York Times bestselling author, he has been featured widely in popular media, including ABC's Nightline, National Public Radio, Time magazine, Newsweek, O, the Oprah magazine, PBS's the Charlie Rose Show, Harvard Business Review, and many other national and international news outlets.

Dr. Davidson is the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Director of the Waisman Brain Imaging Lab and the Lab for Affective Neuroscience - all at the UW-Madison, where he has been a faculty member since 1984

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Eric Handler of Positively Positive April 3rd at 12 NOON EDT

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. To learn more about Eric and his work, visit: www.positivelypositive.com  

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Rex Pratt and Paula Caplan March 26 at 12 NOON EDT

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. To learn more about Rex and his work, visit: http://www.betweeniraq.com/

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.To learn more about Paula and her work, visit: whenjohnnyandjanecomemarching.weebly.com

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Danielle LaPorte March 20th at 12 noon EDT

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.

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes John C. Havens March 13th at 12 noon EST

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.

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Janice Kamenir-Reznik, Naama Haviv, and Julie Bram of Jewish World Watch March 6th at 12 noon EST

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. To learn more about Janice and her work, visit: www.jewishworldwatch.org

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. To learn more about Naama and her work, visit: www.jewishworldwatch.org

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.  They include:

American Jewish Committee Los Angeles region.

The American Friends of Hand in Hand, a group dedicated to supporting five award winning schools in Israel that educate Israeli Arab and Jewish children together.

The Holy Land Democracy Project which strives to combat anti-Semitism by educating High School teachers and in turn their students about modern day Israel.

Hebrew Union College School of Jewish Non Profit Management, where Julie chairs its Mentor Program.

Jewish World Watch, an organization that fights against genocide and other atrocious human rights violations in Africa through education, advocacy, and refugee relief.

To learn more about Julie and her work, visit: www.jewishworldwatch.org and www.walktoendgenocide.org

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Sallie Culbreth, Patricia Lee Stotter, and BriGette McCoy February 27 at 12 NOON EST

Sallie Culbreth is the founder of Committed to Freedom - a non-profit organization that facilitates holistic empowerment and spiritual tools to help people move beyond abuse, exploitation, and sexual trauma, and provides adjunct services to helping professionals, agencies, and faith communities working with those who want to include spiritual concerns in their abuse recovery process. Her work and writings come from her personal experience of childhood sexual abuse and recovery. She holds a bachelor's degree in pastoral ministries and a master's degree in mental health counseling studies. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, and has received training in Critical Incidence Stress Management. She has authored several books and self-help workbooks and writes a weekly blog, Roadside Assistance.

 

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

 

BriGette McCoy served in the US Army from 1987 to 1991 and became an E4, communications specialist with top secret clearance. Since leaving the service she has had a variety of jobs including medical claims processor, insurance underwriter, bank card specialist and mortgage originator. Suffering from a back injury incurred while in the army and from the hidden disability of MST that got so out of control she lost my job and her house and ended up homeless with two children. She couldn't get help until she understood what was wrong and that didn't happen until she found the website VETS WOW. Through the women vets she met on line, she learned about MST and PTSD and with their support, was able to seek help at the VA.

 

This week we are busy promoting our upcoming event in Hot Springs, Arkansas that will take place on March 7th. Harvesting Happiness for Heroes, Committed to Freedom, and Service, the film, When Women Coming Marching Home are hitting the airwaves and Social Media to raise awareness about Military Sexual Trauma and Assault perpetrated from within the US Military. The funds raised at this event will be reinvested within the state of Arkansas to provide workshops jointly facilitated by HH4Heroes and CTF for Servicewomen challenged by MST/MSA and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). I want to encourage you to be part of this revolutionary new program in many ways by getting the word out, attending the screening of SERVICE if you are local or making a small donation that will underwrite a woman Vet in need of healing. To learn more about these issues and what we are up to take a look at my recent blog posting in the Huffington Post.

 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes James Clear February 20th at 12 NOON EST

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. You can follow his work at www.jamesclear.com .

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Danielle LaPorte February 13th at 12 noon EST

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.

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Kathy Kinney and Dr. Benjamin La Brot February 6th at 12 noon EST

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

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Claire Wineland and Eric Lumiere January 30th at 12 noon EST

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

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Sarah Steffen and Shanna McCord January 23rd at 12 noon EST

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.

 

 

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Bekah Eden and David Ari Leon January 16th at 12 noon EST

Virginia Beach singer/songwriter, musician and recording artist, Bekah Eden emerges twenty-seven years later from the confines of farm life to share her stories with the world through her music. In 2010, Bekah began to work as a successful small business owner under Bekah Eden. Inc., developing musical skills and songwriting talent for her students in Virginia Beach and California.  She also began writing original material for other artists nationwide, including her students, 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.  Eden's song In Between for HH4Heroes.org, available on iTunes Jan. 21st, garnered the attention of renowned Malibu producer and founder of the Malibu Music Awards, Terence Davis in 2012. Eden and Davis continue to work together on collaborative songwriting and recording through Davis' Production Company, Great Music, Inc. She won the Upcoming Female Artist Award at the 2012 Malibu Music Awards.

Bekah Eden's work can be found at www.BekahEden.com

Jan. 16th, HH4Heroes and Bekah Eden, Inc. will release the personal video interview on the heart of the song, with Bekah Eden, cause artist and HH4Heroes campaign songwriter of In Between, as a segway to the official release of the song on iTunes on Jan. 21st.

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 (Warner Bros), 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.

To learn more about David and hid work, visit SoundMindMusic.com

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Sophie Chiche and Shannon Bindler January 9th at 12 noon EST

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 about to launch Shape House, an urban sweat lodge. This will be 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. Available in the fall of 2012.

Sophie is an author, speaker, coach and entrepreneur. She holds Masters in Business, Journalism and Psychology. You can find her asking game-changer deep questions, wallpapering her stairway, dancing with her staff, reading The Little Prince, and ... oh, you know ... living a life of meaning.

 

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.

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Adam Leipzig and Laurel Airica January 2nd at 12 noon est

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.'

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Presents a Special ENCORE Broadcast with Agapi Stassinopoulos December 26

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. To learn more about Agapi and her work, visit: www.unbindingtheheart.com

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Presents a Special ENCORE Broadcast with Sophie Chiche December 19

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.

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Jodi Delaney and Debbie Gregory December 12th at 12 noon EST

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.  To learn more about Jodi and her work, visit: www.vetsyoga.com

 

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. To learn more about Debbie and her work, visit www.MilitaryConnection.com

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Mark Harradine and Leah Jantzen December 5th at 12 noon est

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. To learn more about Mark and his work, visit: http://www.aspirall.com.au/

Leah Jantzen 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 God 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. To learn more about Leah and her work, visit: http://www.leahjantzen.com/  

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Daniel Chidiac November 28th at 12 noon EST

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 modelled the most successful people known to man, travelled 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. To learn more about Daniel and his work, visit: www.danielchidiac.com

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Gina Ross and Debbie Gregory November 21st at 12 noon est

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. To learn more about Gina and her work, visit:

WWW.GINAROSS.COM  WWW.BEYONDTHETRAUMAVORTEX.COM and WWW.TRAUMAINSTITUTE.ORG  

 

 

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. To learn more about Debbie and her work, visit www.MilitaryConnection.com

 

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com

 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Presents a Special Encore Broadcast with Arun Gandhi November 14th at 12 noon EST

Born in 1934 in Durban, South Africa as the grandson of  Mohandas K. "Mahatma" Gandhi, Arun Gandhi grew 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.

Grandfather taught Arun to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. "If we know how much passive violence we perpetrate against one another we will understand why there is so much physical violence plaguing societies and the world," Gandhi said. Through daily lessons, Arun says, he learned about violence and about anger.

He and his wife, Sunanda, founded The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, based in Memphis, Tennessee in 1991 The institute's mission is "to promote and apply the principles of nonviolence locally, nationally, and globally, to prevent violence, and resolve personal and public conflicts through research, education, and programming."

To learn more about Arun Gandhi and his work visit:  http://arungandhi.org  

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Catherine Ryan Hyde and Charley Johnson November 7th at 12 noon EST

Catherine Ryan Hyde is the author of 18 published and forthcoming books. Her newest releases are When You Were OlderDon'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. To learn more about Catherine and her work, visit: www.catherineryanhyde.com

 

 

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.

 

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Tim Freke October 31st at 12 noon est

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.  

To learn more about Tim and his work visit: www.TheMysteryExperience.com

 

 

 Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Scott Carlin and Gotham Chopra October 24th at 12 noon est

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.

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.

An award winning journalist and documentary film-maker, Gotham has interviewed a wide range of Global leaders - from President Clinton to the Dalai Lama. And has also served as researcher and lyrical advisor to Michael Jackson on the multi-platinum albums Dangerous and HIStory.

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.

To learn more about Gotham and his work, visit www.decodingdeepak.com

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Yariv Lerner October 17th at 12 noon EST

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.

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Dr. Kelly McGonigal October 10th at 12 noon est

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.

Her most recent book, The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It , explores the latest research on motivation and temptation, as well as what it takes to transform habits, persevere at challenges, and make a successful change.To learn more about Kelly and her work, visit:  http://kellymcgonigal.com/

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Agapi Stassinopoulos October 3rd at 12 noon EST

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. To learn more about Agapi and her work, visit: www.unbindingtheheart.com

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Don Joseph Goewey September 26th at 12 noon est

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

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Martin Papazian, Michele Rosenthal, Jenny Andrews, and Debbie Gregory September 19th at 12 noon EST

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

 

 

 

Jenny Andrews is one of the founders and the Program Director of Not Alone which provides programs, resources, and services to warriors and families impacted by combat stress and PTSD through a confidential and anonymous community. Through this course, veterans learn to use the strengths gained in service, to transition from the military culture to the civilian workplace culture. For more information visit: www.NotAlone.com

 

 

 

 

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

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com 

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Austin Vickers September 12 at 12 noon EST

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 that 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. To learn more about Austin and his work, visit: http://www.austinvickers.com/

 

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Harvesting Happiness Talk Radio Welcomes Wayne Hankin and Jeffrey Pflaum September 5th at 12 noon EST

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

 

 

 

Find your Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen every Wednesday at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on www.toginet.com/shows/harvestinghappiness ! For more information, visit Lisa's websites, www.hh4heroes.orgwww.harvestinghappinesstalkradio.com , and http://harvestinghappiness.com