Answers Network

Allen Cardoza

Bio: 

Allen Cardoza is a licensed private investigator with 30 years experience working with families dealing with "at risk" youth. 

Having escorted thousands of teens to specialized schools and programs, returned hundreds of runaways and retrieved many abducted children, Allen has a unique outlook on what our kids are going through and what can be done to help them thrive! And if that doesn't work...how to survive it as parents.

This show brings you answers and options to raising children today and in our constantly changing future.

Answers for the Family will address issues such as international parental abduction, locating your runaway teen, family crisis intervention, self defense, building self esteem, addictions, new innovations in the field and specialized programs that can really help.

Listen to Allen and his many Answers for the family experts Mondays at 11:00AM (PST) discuss ways to help you navigate through the many challenges of family life.

To contact Allen and/or get more information:

Show Time: 
Monday 11:00AM - 11:59AM
(PST)
Show Description: 

Answers Network will address issues such as international parental abduction, locating your runaway teen, family crisis intervention, self defense, building self esteem, addictions, new innovations in the field and specialized programs that can really help.

Listen to Allen Live Mondays at 11:00 AM (PST)

Show Archives

December 2022

November 2022

11/28/2022
Show Title: The Assignment: Would YOU defend the Indefensible Show Guest: Liza Wiemer Inspired by a real-life incident, Liza Wiemer’s new riveting novel, The Assignment, explores discrimination and antisemitism and reveals their dangerous impact. Would you defend the indefensible? That's what seniors Logan March and Cade Crawford are asked to do when a favorite teacher instructs a group of students to argue for the Final Solution--the Nazi plan for the genocide of the Jewish people. Logan and Cade decide they must take a stand, and soon their actions draw the attention of the student body, the administration, and the community at large. But not everyone feels as Logan and Cade do--after all, isn't a school debate just a school debate? It's not long before the situation explodes, and acrimony and anger result. In an interview you will not want to miss, this new book IS based on true events. The Assignment asks and gives great clarity to the question: What does it take for tolerance, justice, and love to prevail?

October 2022

10/31/2022
Show Title: Cowboy Up: Humor, Life Lessons and Timeless Truths Show Guest: Alan Day Alan Day has had adventures that most of us only experience while watching Netflix. In his book, Cowboy Up, Alan shares what life was like for him and his two sisters growing up on the Lazy B, a 200,000-acre family cattle ranch in the arid Southwest. In what he describes as a “hardscrabble childhood”, it was their upbringing that instilled a strong work ethic, values, and principles that would eventually lead each of them to own extraordinary life path. After graduating from college, Alan went on to successfully manage the Lazy B for 40 years. His sister, Ann Day, dedicated her life to public service in the state of Arizona, serving in the state legislature and local government. The eldest of the three siblings, Sandra Day O’Connor, was the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. Sandra was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and served on the court for 25 years. Join us for this very special interview, as Alan recounts his writing of Cowboy Up. Filled with humor and deeply moving timeless truths, this book is one man’s story of ranching and the cowboy life lessons in persistence, innovation, common sense, trust, friendship, and experiences that cross all demographics, lifestyles, and decades of time.
10/24/2022
Show Title: Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People: Challenges of Dealing with Dementia & Alzheimer’s Show Guest: Stephen G. Post Unfortunately, things have not changed that much for the deeply forgetful and their caregivers despite all the money invested in Alzheimer’s pharmacology, which has been slightly effective at best. At present, there is no medicine to slow down the underlying progression of Alzheimer’s and caregivers eventually ask whether the treatments are worthwhile. In Stephen Post's new book, Dignity for Deeply Forgetful People, he takes up the theme of caregiver hope and where they can find it. The book then responds in a practical way to sixteen ethical issues that have been raised by thousands of caregivers, as well as the hot button question of “PPAS.” Preemptive physician-assisted suicide for Alzheimer’s disease and the core elements of the “ethics of respectful care” that caregivers aspire to. Throughout, Dignity for Forgetful People focuses on the extent to which we as caregivers can respect and abide by the previously or currently expressed preferences of a deeply forgetful person, especially with regard to clinical ethical choices. To bring this journey to closure, Stephen responds somewhat pastorally to a question that has been asked of him many times: “Is Grandma still there?” In the final chapter, he builds on his own experience, as well as the many well-documented reports of “terminal lucidity” that can occur in the days just before someone dies with dementia. Recounting the loss of his own grandmother years ago with dementia he states, "I “felt” that she was still there underneath the communicative breakdowns when sporadically she expressed her whole self."
10/17/2022
Show Title: The Emotionally Intelligent Child: Effective Strategies for Parenting Self-Aware, Cooperative, and Well-Balanced Kids Show Guests: Helen Hadani & Rachael Katz As the day-to-day effects of the pandemic ease, our children have been left with having to play catch up, learning the social tools and skills that parents of young children took for granted just 3 short years ago. To help them, parents need a new toolbox to foster their child’s emotional intelligence—an essential character trait for children to succeed in our fast-paced, social society. Parenting takes serious patience and calm that can be hard to find today. A growing number of personal, health and economic worries have caused a significant rise in anxiety levels. Where can parents find tools to meet today’s challenges? Child development experts, Rachael Katz and Helen Hadani, set out to address this in their new book, The Emotionally Intelligent Child. Their innovative approach breaks the mold on parenting. Katz and Hadani share relevant research on social and emotional awareness to help parents understand how their child’s mind is developing. They also provide powerful tips on how to help children build emotional intelligence to navigate the conditions of our times. Parents will learn to shift their thinking from the adult viewpoint to a child’s so they can discover how to scaffold and support their child’s social and emotional learning and ensure that their child learns prosocial behavior, impulse control, and perspective taking. This shift in viewpoint is a total game-changer and will help parents to gain more patience, respond less reactively, and cultivate joy together as a family.
10/10/2022
Show Title: Unlocking The Ancient Secrets to Healing Show Guest: Gail Lynn At the age of 37, Gail Lynn’s dream of making a difference in the world was rudely shattered. The accumulated stress of two challenging relationships and three extremely competitive careers in the automotive, telecommunications, and film industries had decimated her physical, emotional, and psychological reserves, leaving her with a medical diagnosis of severe cardiovascular stress. Determined to restore her health, Gail plunged into the world of energy medicine. When a series of whole-body light and sound treatments reversed her diagnosis, she set out to uncover both the ancient history and modern science behind light and sound as healing therapies. After opening a light and sound healing center in Colorado in 2010, a series of extraordinary synchronicities guided her to combine light and sound technologies with sacred geometry and Tesla mathematics. The result was a revolutionary vibroacoustic, resonance healing chamber called the Harmonic Egg, which is advancing frequency healing to an unimagined level. Part memoir, part illuminating treatise on why science is looking to the past for the future of medicine, Unlocking the Ancient Secrets to Healing chronicles the personal tribulations and professional discoveries behind the remarkable realization of Gail Lynn’s dream

September 2022

09/26/2022
Show Title: How to Grow Your Business Like a Weed: A Complete Strategy for Unstoppable Growth Show Guest: Stu Heinecke A playbook for growing your business no matter the circumstances. Hall-of-Fame-nominated marketer, bestselling author, and Wall Street Journal cartoonist Stu Heinecke shares his fascination with weeds and how anyone can grow their business into something resilient and unstoppable. How to Grow Your Business Like a Weed applies a model to business growth, examining the successful strategies that ordinary weeds use to spread, and prosper in almost any situation. This book will enable readers to apply strategies, mapping their own path to rapid and sustainable growth, while providing a focus on weed-based attributes to get the job done quickly and effectively. It also provides a pathway to transform their entire team into a collective of weeds operating on behalf of the company, acting as an incubator for innovation and productivity, while enriching their own opportunities for growth and security. Stu has explored the Weeds model for several years, collecting insights from thought leaders from the worlds of business, government, and entertainment including T. Boone Pickens, Kathy Ireland, General Barry McAffrey, Henrik Fisker, Gareb Shamus, Giovanni Marsico, Esther Dyson, Christopher Lochhead, Nathan Myhrvold, Carmen Medina, Jon Ferrara, and Jonna Mendez.
09/19/2022
Show Title: Of Human Kindness: What Shakespeare Teaches Us About Empathy Show Guest: Paula Marantz Cohen An award-winning scholar and teacher explores how Shakespeare’s greatest characters were built on a learned sense of empathy. While discussing Shakespeare’s plays in her university classroom, Paula Marantz Cohen discovered that they unlocked a surprising sense of compassion in both herself and her students. In this short and illuminating book, she shows how Shakespeare’s genius lay in his ability to arouse empathy, even when his characters exist in alien contexts and behave in reprehensible ways. Cohen takes her readers through a selection of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, including Hamlet, Othello,King Lear, and The Merchant of Venice, to demonstrate the ways in which Shakespeare thought deeply and clearly about how we treat “the other.” She argues that only through close reading of Shakespeare can we fully appreciate his empathetic responses to race, class, gender, and age. Wise, eloquent, and thoughtful, this book is a forceful argument for literature’s power to champion what is best in us.

August 2022

08/29/2022

Show Title: The Embodied Mind: Understanding the Mysteries of Cellular Memory, Consciousness, and Our Bodies

Show Guest: Dr. Thomas R. Verny

A breakthrough book that promises to shift our understanding of the mind-brain connection and reveal the mind's relationship with our bodies. Is the mind within the brain? Dr. Thomas Verny says this is a very limiting belief. Let's dive in! We understand the workings of the human body well enough, right? Muscles interact with bones to move us, as the heart responds to hormones secreted by the brain, all the way down to the inner workings of every cell. No one component can work alone. In light of this, why is it the accepted understanding that the physical phenomenon of the mind is attributed only to the brain?

In The Embodied Mind, internationally renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas R. Verny sets out to redefine our concept of the mind and consciousness. He brilliantly compiles new research that points to the mind’s ties to every part of the body.

The Embodied Mind collects disparate findings from many fields of science in order to illustrate the mounting evidence that somatic cells, not just neural cells, store memory, inform genetic coding, and adapt to environmental changes—all behaviors that contribute to the conscious mind. The Embodied Mind shows how intelligence and consciousness—traits traditionally attributed to the brain alone—also permeate our entire being. Bodily cells and tissues use the same molecular mechanisms for memory as our brain, making our minds more fluid and adaptable than we could have ever imagined!

08/22/2022

Show Title: The Emotionally Intelligent Child: Effective Strategies for Parenting Self-Aware, Cooperative, and Well-Balanced Kids

 

Show Guests: Dr. Helen Hadani & Rachel Katz

As the day-to-day effects of the pandemic ease, our children have been left with having to play catch up, learning the social tools and skills that parents of young children took for granted just 3 short years ago. To help them, parents need a new toolbox to foster their child’s emotional intelligence—an essential character trait for children to succeed in our fast-paced, social society.

Parenting takes serious patience and calm that can be hard to find today. A growing number of personal, health and economic worries have caused a significant rise in anxiety levels. Where can parents find tools to  meet today’s challenges? Child development experts, Rachael Katz and Helen Hadani, set out to address this in their new book, The Emotionally Intelligent Child.

Their innovative approach breaks the mold on parenting. Katz and Hadani share relevant research on social and emotional awareness to help parents understand how their child’s mind is developing. They also provide powerful tips on how to help children build emotional intelligence to navigate the conditions of our times.

Parents will learn to shift their thinking from the adult viewpoint to a child’s so they can discover how to scaffold and support their child’s social and emotional learning and ensure that their child learns prosocial behavior, impulse control, and perspective taking. This shift in viewpoint is a total game-changer and will help parents to gain more patience, respond less reactively, and cultivate joy together as a family.

08/15/2022

Show Title: Escaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age
Show Guest: Lori Garver

Escaping Gravity is former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver's first-hand account of how a handful of revolutionaries managed to outmaneuver the system of political patronage and bureaucracy that threatened the space agency and the future of human spaceflight.

The success of Elon Musk's SpaceX, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic, and countless other commercial space efforts, was preceded by decades of work by a group of people Garver calls space pirates. Escaping Gravity is the story of how the battle of the space billionaires began, and why that matters, penned by one of the key leaders who brought the competition to fruition.   

Garver explains how her crusade to transform NASA put her in the crosshairs of the established, powerful interests who viewed her as a threat to the system that has centralized and controlled power since the 1950s.

Including previously unpublished information, conversations, and insights on the epic battles that have transitioned space access to private interests for a fraction of the cost of previous NASA programs, Escaping Gravity offers a blueprint for how to drive productive and meaningful government change.

08/01/2022

Show Title: Beware False Tigers: Strategies and Antidotes for an Age of Stress

Show Guest:  Frank Forencich

The world is full of tigers, what we call stressors, but only some of them are real. Learn their ways and you’ll become stronger, wiser, and more resilient. Our world is in turmoil, bearing down on our minds and bodies with increasing pressure, acute crises, and wicked problems. Cortisol surges through our tissue, driving us toward impatience, distress, dysfunctional behavior, and declining health.

According to Frank Forencich, the author of Beware of False Tigers, the standard narrative tells us that stress is an individual problem with individual solutions. It’s a lifestyle issue, a medical condition, and a challenge to our personal well-being. But the standard narrative gets it wrong. In fact, stress is a systemic, psychosocial problem and a global health issue. It’s a shared predicament that demands collective action. The good news is that stress can actually be the key to unlocking a more functional and fulfilling future for all of us.

Beware False Tigers is a book about focus. It’s about responding appropriately, to the right tigers, in the right proportion, at the right time. As you’ll discover, our encounter with stress can be fascinating, powerful, and incredibly meaningful.

July 2022

07/25/2022

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Show Title: Managing Safety: A Top Priority When Caring for People with Mobility Disabilities

Show Guest: Michael McCormick & Krishna Ramjattan

 

Mobility disabilities do not just affect seniors. Recent research by the CDC reports over 30 million cases in the US alone from age 18 and up. And though the causes vary among the young to middle-aged groups, the number No. 1 cause of mobility impairment for seniors over 60 is from falls.

In addition. the CDC also states that the greatest risk factors for mobility injuries to healthcare workers and family caregivers result from manual lifting, moving and repositioning of individuals into and out of beds and bedside chairs.

Michael McCormick, a well-respected, 30-year neuromuscular therapist, and his business partner Krishna Ramjattan, a successful engineer in the area of medical devices, have witnessed firsthand how their family and friends lost their freedoms to mobility disabilities. In 2021, after much time researching the topic Mike’s and Krishna’s passion to help others led to a new wellness venture and the introduction the EasyUp adjustable bed to address mobility challenges.

In addition to providing solutions for improved circulation and multi-positioning for pain relief, the Easy Up bed also adjusts for sitting to watch TV, reading, or eating in bed. It’s superior quality memory foam mattress allows for the best sleep possible and most importantly, its state-of-the-art rotating and lifting platform gives the user that extra help they need to safely get in and out of bed in just seconds.

With this bed, you or your loved one can maintain your freedom, in style and comfort!

07/18/2022

Show Title: Chicken Soup of the Soul: Your 10 Keys to Happiness, 101 Real-Life Stories to Improve Your Life

Show Guest: Amy Newmark

You already have all the necessary tools to find your happiness – you just need to learn how to use them. These inspirational, personal stories from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s library provide role models and tips so you can apply these keys to happiness to your own life.

According to Newmark, the most essential key to happiness is gratitude. She says, “I don’t think you can be truly happy without incorporating gratitude into your life.” She says the second most important key to happiness is forgiveness, calling it “one of the best tools we have at our disposal to create a better life for ourselves.” Why does she think it’s so important? She says it’s because of the emotional weight that we carry when we hold onto resentments. In her introduction to the forgiveness chapter, she likens those feelings to wearing a heavy cloak, and she recommends shrugging our shoulders so that cloak falls to the ground, leaving the bad parts of our pasts “in the past where they belong.”

This collection of stories from the Chicken Soup for the Soul library will remind your audience that finding true happiness may not be as difficult as they think — in fact, they have the necessary tools — they just have to learn how to use them! After 14 years as editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul, Amy Newmark has figured out the ten keys to happiness. Even adopting one of them will make a big difference to your listeners and viewers. She will share stories that illustrate the ten keys.

07/11/2022

Show Title: Behind the Button: Journey in Life and Fashion and How They are Interwoven

Show Guest: Jill Strickland Brown

Behind the Button shares a look behind the scenes of the empowering story of Jill Strickland Brown's rise in the fashion industry, from small-town customer service gal, to NYC seven-figure independent sales representative, to thriving retail store owner, influencing and supporting thousands of women along the way.

In her book, Jill weaves her fashion and style tips with her inspiring message of hope and transformation. Readers will learn how to design their best lives-both inside and out. This story of resilience and tenacity will inspire you to reach your goals and discover that we are all interwoven, that we are all connected.

June 2022

06/27/2022

Show Title: Ditch the Act: Reveal the Surprising Power of the Real You for Greater Success

Show Guest: Ryan Foland

BE HUMAN. It’s the only way to get ahead in business. Competition today is fiercer than ever. It seems that every job candidate is flashing a world-class resume and every business competitor is the absolute best at what they do. Add to that a worldwide pandemic shutting down business you never thought would go away while others are having trouble spring up in their place, and your competition just got that much more fierce.

Ryan Foland has a message for your audience, however: Don’t. Be. Fooled. and Don’t. Be. Discouraged. People exaggerate out of desperation. By revealing stories of failures, setbacks, and personal flaws without shame or fear, you exhibit greater self-confidence than your competition. You cultivate connections with serious, smart people, and you build loyalty that lasts.

Ditch the Act shows how to present your humanness―imperfect and flawed but honest, resilient, and willing to learn―in strategic ways to achieve clear, defined goals. It provides an actionable program for building an authentic, long-lasting personal brand, explaining why exposure is important and how it cultivates more durable connections than any polished persona can. Ditch the act, be real―and jump ahead of the competition before they even know you are there.

06/20/2022

SHOW TITLE:  Called to Rescue: Defending the Defenseless Abused or Trafficked Children

SHOW GUEST:  Dr. Cyndi Romine

For over 30 years, the founder of the non-profit organization Called to Rescue (CTR), Dr. Cyndi Romine, has been rescuing children who are abused, missing or have been trafficked internationally. Over the last three decades, Dr. Romine has become a leading expert in training individuals and organizations on prevention and awareness, and helping victims in post-trafficking and abusive scenarios.

On 3/7/22, Dr. Romine received a phone call from a nonprofit requesting her to come to the Poland/Ukrainian border to educate local leaders on the topics of anti-trafficking, how to rescue trafficked victims and how to prevent trafficking scenarios. Without hesitation, despite the obvious danger and risks, both Cyndi and her daughter Mila Romine (CFO of CTR) left within the week. On 3/14/22, Dr. Romine and Mila were on the front lines helping refugees and training leaders.

Dr. Romine shares, “We have the power to create a safe environment for kids and this is possible only if we work together. CTR aims to help protect and save every child who is a victim of abuse, violence and human trafficking. Everyone can be a part of this cause by becoming volunteers, advocates, or sponsors in their own communities anywhere they reside in the world."

May 2022

05/23/2022

Show Title: Leader by Accident: Lessons in Leadership, Loss, and Life

Show Guest: Jim Rafferty

An unimaginable tragedy suddenly and unexpectedly placed Jim Rafferty in a demanding volunteer leadership role. The story of how that shattered organization picked up the pieces and not only survived but thrived forms the basis of Leader by Accident.

Just as suddenly let go a few years later from the job he’d held for more than two decades, Jim came to realize that the challenges and lessons he’d encountered as a youth leader had applications far beyond scouting. He used those experiences to fuel a successful journey into entrepreneurship.

As a Scoutmaster, Jim imparted dozens of bite-sized chunks of inspiration and life advice to the young men of the troop. Leader by Accident transforms those lessons into life advice for business leaders.

05/16/2022

SHOW TITLE: Work Made Fun Gets Done: Easy Ways to Boost Energy, Morale, and Results

 

SHOW GUESTS:  Bob Nelson & Mario Tamayo

 

Bob Nelson, author of the multimillion-copy bestseller 1001 Ways to Reward Employees, and human performance expert Mario Tamayo offer hundreds of practical, creative tips for helping employees--and their managers--make work more fun.

According to the employees that work for firms listed in Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work for in America," the most defining characteristic of these organizations is they are all "fun" places to work.

Fun is the secret sauce every business needs to better engage and motivate its employees today. Work Made Fun Gets Done! gives readers simple, practical ideas for instantly bringing fun into their work and workplace. Based on examples from scores of companies like Zoom, Pinterest, Bank of America, Zappos, Honda, Microsoft, and many more, this book provides clear examples of exactly what managers and employees alike can do to lighten the tone in the work environment and allow employees to have more fun at work.

Work and fun have typically been considered polar opposites, but this book proves they can be integrated, in ways that produce more motivated workers--and exceptional results.

05/09/2022

Show Title: Maximize Your Medicare: Qualify for Benefits, Protect Your Health, and Minimize Your Costs

Show Guest: Jae Oh

“Maximize Your Medicare’s real-world, practical information makes it a must-read for both current and future retirees. This book is one of a kind because it provides a practical strategy, a practical approach of how to think about how Medicare works today, and how it can affect a retirement plan in the future. There are many books on the topic of retirement planning, from Social Security to investing, written by professionals who have direct real-world experience. Similar guidance is difficult to find regarding Medicare, where the pitfalls are everywhere, especially when a Medicare beneficiary is not aware of the nuances that are not stated in the many advertisements and mailings.” —Robert Powell, editor, Retirement Daily.

Confused by Medicare? The you need to prepare properly for Medicare 2022! Get answers from Maximize Your Medicare, an informative guide by nationally recognized expert Jae W. Oh. Maximize Your Medicare helps readers understand how and what to choose when deciding on Medicare options. This book shows readers how to enroll, compare the plans and part, avoid costly errors, and get the most from your participation in the system.

Written in a clear and concise style, Maximize Your Medicare is a vital resource for every American aged sixty-five or older, as well as for their families and care coordinators.

05/02/2022

Show Title: Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny

Show Guest: Brad Schurman

A demographic futurist explains how communities, products, services, and economics are changing in order to adapt to population changes, the likes of which are being seen and navigated through for the first time in recorded history.

Today, Italy, Japan, and Germany have already reached the Super Age, and another ten countries will have gone over the tipping point in 2021. Thirty-five countries will be part of this club by the end of the decade. This seismic shift in the world population can bring about a period of tremendous growth—or... leave us behind.

Schurman explains how changing demographics will affect government and business and touch all of our lives. He warn that as a society we need to prepare for the changes to come. With some proper steps and adjustments to this shift, we can plan now to harness the benefits of the Super Age: extend and live healthier lives, while achieving more generational cooperation at work and home, and creating new markets and products that will help people of all ages and ability, thrive. The choice is ours to make.

April 2022

04/18/2022

Show Title: Inner Wealth: How Wellness Heals, Nurtures, and Optimizes Ultra-Successful People

Show Guest: Julie Wald

You’re a high achiever who’s smart, hardworking, and successful—so why don’t you feel optimized on the inside? Whether it’s stress, chronic pain, or time management issues, you’re feeling dangerously close to burnout. You want to cultivate a happier, healthier life, but you’re overwhelmed by the sea of options and where to begin.

What you need are powerful practices that you can easily implement to heal what's broken, nurture inner and outer wellness, and live your best life.

With Inner Wealth, that’s what Julie Wald is giving you: a framework for integrating the most impactful wellness practices into your life in a way that feels natural and doable for your busy schedule. Built around the four pillars of wellness—movement, stillness, touch, and nourishment—this book will inspire and enable you to create a self-care plan that meets your needs. This is not a formula or a prescription; it’s a recipe, and you can decide how much of each ingredient you want to add to live a happy, healthy life that is reflective of who you are.

04/11/2022

Show Title: Neurofeedback 101: Rewiring the Brain for ADHD, Anxiety, Depression and Beyond (without medication)

Show Guest: Michael P Cohen

You really CAN change your brain without medication. Maybe you’ve struggled for years with anxiety, depression, ADHD, migraines, PTSD, obsessive thinking, sleep issues, or other unwanted conditions. You’ve tried medication, psychotherapy, breathing techniques, yoga, exercise or dietary changes—with no permanent relief.

Neurofeedback is an emerging technology that’s helped thousands of people feel better—without medication. It allows you to gently nudge your brain along through training until it learns to operate in a healthier manner.  It is a form of biofeedback that’s like a gym for your brain. The training improves your brain’s timing which, in turn, improves its functioning. When your brain works better, you feel better. It’s like heavy-duty weight training for the brain, even though you do it while relaxing in a chair. Once you’ve done sufficient training, these improvements are often long-term.

Join us as Michael P. Cohen explains how his new book, Neurofeedback 101, can change your brain--in clear, simple terms. It’s full of real cases of how training has helped children and adults with their symptoms. There’s a section that offers a thorough discussion of important questions and issues about neurofeedback – designed both for professionals and consumers.

04/04/2022

SHOW TITLE: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Meet Buddha: Masks, Meditations, and Improvised Play to Induce Liberated States

SHOW GUEST: Peter Coyote

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Sharing a series of mindfulness techniques and acting exercises that show how malleable the self can be, award-winning actor, narrator, and Zen Buddhist priest Peter Coyote reveals how to use masks, meditation, and improvisation to free yourself from fixed ideas of who you think you are. They help you release your ego from constant defensive strategizing, calm the mind’s over-activity, and allow spontaneous playfulness to arise out of your deepest nature.

Peter's new book, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Meet Buddha Masks, Meditation, and Improvised Play to Induce Liberated States, evolved through his 40 years of research and personal study. Coyote’s synthesis of mask-based improv games and Zen practices is specifically designed to create an ego-suppressed state, akin to the mystical experiences of meditation or the spiritual awakenings of psychedelics.

Peter explains that after a series of preparatory exercises, seeing yourself in a mask will temporarily displace your familiar self and the spirit of the mask will take over. Likening the liberated state induced by mask-work to “Enlightenment-lite,” Coyote draws on Buddhist philosophy to describe how and why the exercises work as well as how to make your newly awakened and confident self-part of daily life.

In true Zen form, woven throughout the narrative is a lighthearted parable of an out-of-work Lone Ranger and Tonto, who meet Buddha and experience spiritual awakening. Illuminating the lessons of mask-work, the transformation of the Lone Ranger mirrors that of the individual pursuing this practice, revealing how you will come to realize that the world is more magical and vaster than you thought possible.

March 2022

03/21/2022

Show Title: It’s Go Time: Build the Business and Life You Really Want

Show Guest: Jill McAbe

It’s Go Time presents a business model, created by Jill McAbe, that helps people who sell their time build scalable businesses and achieve lifestyle freedom. Most business models are for tech, product, large firms/agencies, startups, or for people who love the hustle. It’s Go Time introduces a methodical system for building a business that is aligned with sharing one’s gifts, finding life’s purpose, and making great and consistent money. McAbe created the Expertise-Based Business Model and wrote It’s Go Time to help people who have not previously had a place to turn. Within, she identifies how to remove subconscious blocks in order to build a great business. McAbe’s timing is prescient. The COVID-19 pandemic has taught everyone that they need to seize every opportunity to realize their dreams. It’s Go Time charts a course for how to do exactly that.

You went into business for yourself to achieve lifestyle freedom. Multiple iterations later, that hasn’t happened. You expect some failures, but you’re starting to wonder if you’re on the right path. You think you know what comes next, but you’re struggling to get going. How can you be confident in the path you choose?

03/07/2022

Show Title: Ep. 665 - Curing the Cancer in U. S. Healthcare
Show Guest: Dr. Deane Waldman

In Curing the Cancer in U.S. Healthcare, Dr. Deane Waldman delivers an eye-opening look at healthcare today including the shocks he experienced while caring for thousands of children with heart problems.

Dr. Waldman states that when it comes to our health care, we all want the same thing: the care we need, when we need it, from people we choose, at a price we can afford. Why must all Americans have the same healthcare structure? If Californians want a single-payer system if Texans want market-based medicine, and if New Yorkers want Obamacare, why should Washington say no to 86 million Americans?

Kristin S. Held, M.D. President-Elect, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons says that Curing the Cancer in U.S. Healthcare is, “A must-read for physicians, patients, and policymakers alike. Equipped with his vast experience as a pediatric cardiologist, clinician, teacher, researcher, and policy adviser, Dr. Waldman approaches our critically ill healthcare system as he does a critically ill patient. He identifies the root causes of the problems and proposes a workable cure that puts patients first. This is a quick and superb read packed full of information and insight.”

February 2022

02/28/2022

Show Title:  Schmooze: What They Should Teach at Harvard Business School

Show Guest: Cody Lowry

According to Cody, we don’t talk to one another any longer. We tend to look more at our phones rather than look someone in the eye. Our technology has made us the most connected society in human history, and yet, we’ve become more disconnected because of it. Technology, mind you, is not bad. But we depend on it so much today that we’re forgetting why we need face-to-face communication in the first place. We need to connect. It is crucial to who we are.

That’s why “Schmooze” is so important. Cody shows us in a very entertaining, engaging way how schmooze has helped him – and how it can help all of us. He gives us a roadmap we all can follow. We’ll be less fearful, more caring, and more daring with our dreams, and we’ll see chance encounters as opportunities to learn, lead, and be who we want to be.

This book for the ages, as powerful as Dale Carnegie’s iconic How to Win Friends & Influence People, is a modern self-help guide that will be hard to put down.

02/21/2022

Show Title: Exhale: Hope, Healing, and a Life in Transplant

Show Guest: David Weill, MD

Exhale is the riveting memoir of a top transplant doctor who rode the emotional rollercoaster of saving and losing lives—until it was time to step back and reassess his own life.

A young father with a rare form of lung cancer has been turned down for a transplant by several hospitals. A kid who was considered not “smart enough” to be worthy of a transplant. A young mother dying on the waiting list in front of her two small children. A father losing his oldest daughter after a transplant goes awry. The nights waiting for donor lungs to become available, understanding that someone needed to die so that another patient could live.

These are some of the stories in Exhale, a memoir about Dr. Weill’s ten years spent directing the lung transplant program at Stanford. Through these stories, he shows not only the miracle of transplantation, but also how it is a very human endeavor performed by people with strengths and weaknesses, powerful attributes, and profound flaws.

Exhale is an inside look at the world of high-stakes medicine, complete with the decisions that are confronted, the mistakes that are made, and the story of a transplant doctor’s slow recognition that he needed to step away from the front lines. This book is an exploration of holding on too tight, of losing one’s way, and of the power of another kind of decision—to leave behind everything for a fresh start.

02/14/2022

Show Title: The Kennedys in the World:  How Jack, Bobby, and Ted Remade America's Empire

Show Guest: Larry Haas

The Kennedys showed that, in a dangerous world, the US must play a leading role on the international stage to protect its interests, defend its allies and promote freedom and democracy.

Lawrence Haas, author of The Kennedys in the World: How Jack, Bobby, and Ted Remade America's Empire, shares how their example is particularly important now, with Freedom House reporting that freedom – political rights and civil liberties – around the world declined in 2020 for the 15th straight year. China, Russia and other nations are challenging the US and the West by promoting their authoritarian forms of government as better alternatives to the messiness of US-led freedom and democracy.

After Trump’s “America First” isolationism and, before that, President Obama’s reticence to promote freedom and democracy, the United States needs to restore its moral voice. That’s because a freer, more democratic world will be a safer, more prosperous world from which the United States can benefit. The Kennedy brothers understood that, and so should we.

The Kennedys in the World tells a new, rich, fascinating, and consequential story about Jack, Bobby, and Ted Kennedy. From an early age, the brothers developed a deep understanding of the different peoples, cultures, and ideologies around the world; a keen appreciation for the challenges that such differences created for the United States; and a strong desire to reshape America’s response to them.

02/07/2022

Show Title: The Tech Trap: A Mom's Fight for Her Daughter in a World of Modern Technology

Show Guest: Deborah Berry

Upon discovering her daughter had wandered off into technological weeds at the young age of twelve, Deborah Berry was called to action based on the belief her daughter was on the verge of being swept away into the sex trade. Through a series of painful decisions, her daughter was sent to a wilderness program followed by placement in a therapeutic boarding school. During her almost four years away, her daughter lived life technology free with the exception of an iPod. Essentially, she was placed on technological ice, leaving concerns regarding internet platforms and the potential dangers unaddressed.

Determined to educate both herself and her daughter, Deborah dove deep into research, exposing the potential traps our youth so easily fall into and shares the lessons learned in her new book The Tech Trap: A Mom's Fight for Her Daughter in a World of Modern Technology. And there is more, Deborah is currently working on taking The Tech Trap to the next level in a workshop format on her website: https://thetechtrapmovement.com. The workshops intent is to allow families to learn more about the role that social media platforms and technology play in the lives of their children and how to counteract events that have already occurred.

In this not-to-be-miss interview, Deborah shares how untold numbers of families are suffering in silent distress as they attempt to navigate unknown waters for their children in crisis. She explains, “It is my hope that by sharing my personal journey, I will provide light and encouragement along the way.”

January 2022

01/31/2022

Show Title: Happy, Healthy Teens: Why Focusing on Relationships Works

Show Guest: Kari Driscoll

Kari O’Driscoll’s new book, Happy, Healthy Teens: Why Focusing on Relationships Works, offers clear, actionable ways for parents and educators to create and strengthen relationships with teens during a key time of growth and development. With an emphasis on mindfulness, non-violent communication, and rooted in what we know about brain and social development during the adolescent years, this book is a great resource for anyone who is struggling to understand how to support and connect with young people.

It includes practical information and activities designed to help spur adults to reflect on their goals as well as unearth their hidden biases about teens and how to direct them. It It focuses on small ways to make a big difference in how teens see themselves and experience their interactions with us and it will help you be more intentional in your choices as you navigate the challenges of the adolescent years.

Drawing on work from thought leaders and researchers such as Brené Brown, Dan Siegel, bell hooks, and Zaretta Hammond, Happy, Healthy Teens can be applied in diverse situations and settings, from home to school to the playing field. The book offers new ways to think about conflict and shared goals, identity development and more.

01/24/2022

Show Title: Separation Anxiety and Back to School: Facilitating a Smooth Transition

Show Guest: Florence Ann Romano

Our families have all felt the challenges of this last year as children and their parents have had to navigate how to balance school, work, and play while dealing with the anxieties and worries of the pandemic.  Now, as we emerge from the lockdowns there are many new challenges and adjustments for the entire family.  

While some children are excited to return to school and reunite with friends many children are not.  Parents are hearing a new signature phrase from their children: “I don’t want to go.” Not to school, not to gymnastics class, not to the grocery store, not even to their favorite friends’ house.

Join us as Florence shares what parents can do to care for both themselves and their children as we gradually transition back to interacting in public.

01/17/2022

Show Title: Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert: My Life among the Navajo People

Show Guest: Erica Elliott

Author, adventurer, speaker, Dr. Erica Elliott, M.D. has released an extraordinary memoir that recounts the early years of her extraordinary life living among the Navajo people. As a young woman in the early 1970s, she arrived at a Navajo boarding school to teach, and then becomes a student herself of a mystical, earth-centered wisdom that has been lost to most in today’s modern world.

In Dr. Elliott’s new book, Medicine and Miracles in the High Desert, she reaches across a wide cultural divide to learn the Navajo language, the people begin to trust her and invite her into their homes, their ceremonies, and into their hearts.

A few year later, Dr. Elliott returns to serve the Navajo people as a medical doctor in an under-served clinic, performing emergency procedures and delivering babies. When a medicine man offers to thank her with a ceremony, more miracles unfold.  This true story of personal risk and high adventure paints a rare, contemporary picture of Navajo life that at once elicits inspiration, deep sadness and respect for the Native American people.

01/10/2022

Show Title: God & Love on Route 80: Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness

    Show Guest: Stephen G. Post

Stephen G. Post's new book, God & Love on Route 80: Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness, describes how an excessive focus on materialism and the neglect of spiritual values such as love, compassion, and generosity have prevented us from realizing our potential as a human society.

While technological and scientific advancements have contributed to a better quality of life for many, the lack of attention to our inner lives is reflected in the persistent and pervasive emotional troubles and the growing socio-economic and ideological divides at the root of so many of the problems affecting us today.

Stephen shares that it is only in recent decades that modern science has begun to address these topics. He states that it has been his privilege to explore these ideas with leading physicists, neuroscientists and other thinkers, how it has been very encouraging to see and share in his new book the real possibility for a convergence of science and spirituality to benefit humanity.

December 2021

12/13/2021

Show Title: COVID19 Testing-Treatment Billing Abuses and a System in Need of Reform

Show Guest: Cynthia A. Fisher

In the midst of this global pandemic, PatientRightsAdvocate.org (PRA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-partisan organization that provides a voice for consumers—patients, employees, employers, and taxpayers—to have transparency in healthcare. PRA advocates for patients to have easy, real-time access to complete health information and real price transparency. Price transparency will usher in price, quality, and outcomes differentiation and allow for competition and innovation.

Healthcare price transparency is now law, and while some healthcare organizations are resisting, 90% of the American public wanted this put in place! Indeed, hospitals and insurance companies are now required to post their discounted, cash prices and secret, hidden negotiated rates. The federal government is breaking down the barriers, unleashing competition, innovation, and consumer choice – restoring accountability and trust in our healthcare system.

It is more important now than ever, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to put an end to patients being blindsided, overcharged, and even sued by hospitals for bills they cannot afford and prices they cannot see in advance.The inclusion of healthcare price transparency is providing a tremendous stimulus in cost savings for individuals, businesses, and our economy. Thank you to our government for continuing to fight for the American people and for working to make healthcare price transparency a reality.

November 2021

11/29/2021

Show Title:  Be Great! Spotlighting Humanitarians Advancing Humanity and Empowering the Planet

Show Guests: Dale Godboldo & Bryan Gallinger

Given "The NEW NORMAL" mantra our government and major media demand we adhere to, one has to ask "What abyss has our long history of creativity and positive culture fallen into, and can it be resurrected?

The founders of the new media platform, Be Great! state, "Media has the potential to become our roadmap to rebirth us into our human potential but it lacks the proper vehicle. Media should be the platform for which change and ideas are shared. But instead, it is being used to spread fear, lies and negativity. Financial greed and corporate programming have stripped media from pure quality, clean and inspiring family entertainment.

Be Great! is here to spark change. An emerging bright star in the media world, they are a social impact-based production company that spotlights individuals, events and organizations that are advancing humanity and empowering the planet. Producing a mix of media, events and awards all focused on how to "Be Great!" and it creates the perfect platform to get back into the "Game of Life" by uniting and celebrating human kindness, honor achievement, and more importantly, empowering ALL individuals to "Be Great!"

In September of 2021, Be Great! and 8 Mouseketeers honored 11 individuals with Humanitarian Awards at Walt Disney World during their event dedicated to raising funds & awareness for Give Kids The World. 

11/22/2021

Show Title:  Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation

Show Guest:  Steve Taylor

Why do some people who experience the worst that life has to offer respond not by breaking down but by shifting up, into a higher-functioning, awakened state? And perhaps more importantly, how can we emulate their transformations?

Over many years of observing and studying the phenomenon of life-changing awakening through extreme suffering, psychologist Steve Taylor coined the term “transformation through turmoil (TTT).” He calls individuals whose struggles lead to a dramatic shift into a new, expansive identity - “shifters”. In his new book, Extraordinary Awakenings: When Trauma Leads to Transformation, he shares dozens of amazing stories of individuals who “woke up” to profound transformation following bereavement, deep depression, suicide attempts, addiction, military combat, imprisonment, or other intense encounters with mortality.

“It is tremendously moving to hear accounts from people who have been to the furthest extremes of loss and suffering, who have faced the most desperate and desolate predicaments that human beings can possibly experience,” writes Taylor.  Along with the amazing stories of “shifters” he shares throughout the book, Taylor uncovers the psychological processes that help explain these miraculous awakenings. Join us as Taylor highlights a number of lessons and guidelines that offer readers hope and guidance to call on during their own struggles.

11/15/2021

Show Title: The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story

Show Guest: Laura Davis

In the classic book, The Courage to Heal, Laura Davis and her co-author Ellen Bass helped launch the sexual abuse survivors’ movement. Now, 33 years later, Davis delivers her ultimate gift and most deeply personal book—a searing, intimate, and starkly honest memoir that reads like a page-turning novel. The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story, is the story of her relationship with the mother who betrayed and failed to protect her from sexual abuse so many years ago.

This captivating book once again demonstrates how Laura Davis can dig for the truth, no matter how painful, taking readers with her, in search of another kind of courage—the courage to not only forgive a parent who’s emotionally abandoned us, but to care for that parent at the end of life.

The Burning Light of Two Stars is essential reading for therapists, survivors of sexual abuse and family trauma, caregivers of aging parents, and for anyone who loves an emotionally charged, dramatic family saga. It offers readers, no matter what their family dynamics, a close-up look at how healing between family members who’ve felt wronged by one another is not only possible but in fact can be the greatest joy and glory of both their lives.

11/08/2021

Show Title: Ten Principles of a Character Coach

Show Guest: Coach Gary Waters
Co-Host: Marvin Smith

Ten Principles of a Character Coach provides clear experienced-based advice on how to be a character coach. Within Ten Principles of a Character Coach, Coach Gary Waters defines a character coach as someone who lives a life with integrity, honesty and moral values. He speaks specifically on how the sport of basketball has been riddled with scandals in recent years on the high school and college levels; and how the governing authorities are committed to repairing the reputation of college basketball.

Ten Principles of a Character Coach addresses many of the issues that young men and women are experiencing in the athletic arena today. Coach Waters believes character and values need to be a high priority in those individuals tasked with guiding young people, as well as themselves.

Furthermore, Coach Waters shares with us that he is convinced that following the principles within Ten Principles of a Character Coach will benefit anyone in developing their character.  Of special note and to his credit: 98% of the players he coached went on to graduate college

11/01/2021

SHOW TITLE: Your Body, Your Best Friend:  End the Pursuit of Beauty Standards & Embrace Your True Power
SHOW GUEST: Erica Mather

For women who’ve learned to be their own worst enemies, this in-your-face guide offers powerful tools to break free from the cultural messages that feed negative body image and stand in the way of women becoming their most authentic and radiant selves.

In Erica Mather’s new book, Your Body, Your Best Friend, women find a practical program for healing body image dissatisfaction using a unique blend of wisdom—from yoga to Buddhism and Taoism to shamanism and more. Weaving the author’s own experiences with tools for putting lessons into action, this empowering book will help the audience examine their own thoughts and feelings about their bodies and learn how they affect the way you relate in and to the world.

In this week’s interview, Erica takes on a journey of thought. She asks that we celebrate, for now, is the time for women to stop wasting time and energy hating their bodies and to start moving toward a life that celebrates their body’s unique strengths and capabilities for experiencing health, happiness, and true radiance.

October 2021

10/25/2021

SHOW TITLE: How the Extracellular Matrix Unifies and Controls Health in Holistic Treatment

SHOW GUEST: Matthew Wood

The cells in our bodies are not independent units. They do not control their own feeding, elimination, migration, or reproduction; they are controlled by signals from the extracellular matrix (ECM) that surrounds them. This all-encompassing inner ocean unifies all our cells and controls them in a coordinated and integrated fashion.

Matthew Wood’s new book, How the Extracellular Matrix Unifies and Controls Health in Holistic Treatment reveals the stunning implications of the extracellular matrix. Wood shows how it clearly explains the actions and efficacy of holistic therapies. He explores the ground-breaking research of Alfred Pischinger, who discovered the ECM in 1975, as well as the role of the matrix in transmitting and enacting the genetic code. Wood explores how the matrix builds and repairs itself and investigates the complex processes and components involved in the self-healing of wounds and traumas. He also explains how modern drugs, directed at specific receptors on the cell membrane, interfere with bodily self-regulation.

Don’t miss this amazing interview in which Matthew sheds new light on a time-old wisdom in which many holistic practitioners had already intuited the existence of the extracellular matrix, as well as how holistic therapies, past and present, modify the environment of the cell and strengthen the whole, bringing the body back to homeostasis and consequently offering true healing.

10/18/2021

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Show Title: Stop Worrying about Your Anxious Child

Show Guest: Tonya C. Crombie

With COVID still an ever-present threat, kids are being sent back to school – some very unsure of what that will mean for themselves and their family. Dr. Crombie guides parents through techniques that help them easily manage their child’s anxiety as children head back to school.

Parents are faced with the double-edged emotional sword of stepping back into the workplace, and their children anxious about school, coupled with possible mask mandates for children as young as five.  As parents and children grapple with the physical, psychological, and emotional effects of what this will ultimately bring, there is mounting stress and fear around all of the "what ifs".

Join us as Dr. Crombie shares the very techniques she uses in her own life. Her timely and urgent message to parents is “Your child deserves a bright future—so stop worrying and learn how to start managing your child’s anxiety today!

10/04/2021

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Show Title: Teens 4 Teens Help: Innovative Peer-to-Peer Platform for Young People Seeking Recovery

Show Guests: Jeff, Kathy and Kara Long

Teens 4 Teens Help is comprised of a group of young people who faced (or are facing) serious mental health challenges—who choose recovery. On this unique peer-to-peer platform, teens and young adults share their stories on the most important topics facing their generations today including: depression, eating disorders, anxiety, coping with COVID, suicide prevention and more.

The founders of Teens 4 Teens Help, Jeff and Kathy Long, started their journey when they admitted their own daughter into a Residential Program for the treatment of an eating disorder. It was a bumpy road with many twists and turns filled with many revelations and tools that they learned could facilitate recovery.

Jeff, Kathy and Kara share that this is a project of love with the knowledge that teens are fairly inseparable from their internet connections, they realized that a peer-to-peer platform was the best way to reach the most people. He continues that their mission is to become the largest movement of its kind that will positively impact the lives of thousands of teens and their families across the country and globally.

September 2021

09/27/2021

SHOW SUMMARY

Show Title: The Luminous Landscape of the Afterlife

Show Guest: Matthew McKay, PhD

There is no better source of information on death and the afterlife than someone who has died and lives in spirit. Jordan, deceased son of Matthew McKay, has channeled to his father a post-death guide and roadmap for the afterlife. The structure and mores of the afterlife are confusing.  This book was created to offer four things every soul needs:

  •                 To know why we're here
  • To know what to expect at death and transition
  •                 To know how to navigate without a body
  • To know our work in the spirit world

Matthew tell us that a soul who has newly crossed over is still amnesiac. We don't know what we know. How we communicate and navigate in spirit has been forgotten. Join us as he share how at the moment that we have been separated from our body, we need to remember who we are, where we are going, and how to get there.

09/20/2021

Show Title: The Day the World Stops Shopping: How Ending Consumerism Saves the Environment and Ourselves

Show Guest: J.B. Mackinnon

Consuming less is our gest strategy for saving the planet—but can we do it? In this surprisingly optimistic book, author J.B. Mackinnon investigates how we can achieve a world beyond consumerism. We can’t stop shopping. And yet we must. This is the consumer dilemma. The economy says we must always consume more: even the slightest drop in spending leads to widespread unemployment, bankruptcy, and home foreclosure.

Addressing this paradox head-on, acclaimed journalist J.B. MacKinnon asks, “What would really happen if we simply stopped shopping? Is there a way to reduce our consumption to earth-saving levels without triggering economic collapse?” At first this question took him around the world, seeking answers from America’s big-box stores to the hunter-gatherer cultures of Namibia to communities in Ecuador that consume at an exactly sustainable rate. Then the thought experiment came shockingly true: the coronavirus brought shopping to a halt, and MacKinnon’s ideas were tested in real time.

Drawing from experts in fields ranging from climate change to economics, MacKinnon investigates how living with less would change our planet, our society, and ourselves. Along the way, he reveals just how much we stand to gain: An investment in our physical and emotional wellness. The pleasure of caring for our possessions. Closer relationships with our natural world and one another. Imaginative and inspiring, The Day the World Stops Shopping will embolden you to envision another way.

09/06/2021

Show Title: The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power

Show Guest: Christy Whitman

Manifesting desires has never been easier than with New York Times bestselling author Christy Whitman’s newest book, The Desire Factor, which offers the tools for you to find happiness, abundance, and success! The Desire Factor proves that desire is the force behind every act of creation, and it is the mechanism through which everything in this boundless spiritual universe is made manifest into physical, tangible form.

The Desire Factor unfolds the precise steps for bringing about the manifestation of any desire. Take author Christy Whitman’s advice and learn to lean into prosperity and abundance. In this book, my friend Christy Whitman lays out a reliable road map for how to do all of the above on purpose.”―Jack Canfield, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and The Success Principles™.

August 2021

08/23/2021

Show Guest: Elke Scholz

Whether in business, or in life, Anxiety can be a debilitating obstacle that an individual’s energy, causes undue worry and stress, and can lead to all manner of physical ailments as the body attempts to process all of the emotional triggers and reactions that are happening at lightspeed within. Sometimes people don't recognize its presence, shrugging it off as the mid-afternoon crash, and sometimes they know exactly why they feel the way they do and become so distraught that it's difficult to function.

Elke Scholz, registered psychotherapist and author of "Anxiety Warrior", offers hope and help to those who feel that anxiety is an unmanageable part of their lives. The pages of her book are full of strategies and exercises that teach people how manage and lower their anxiety. Join us for this powerful interview in which Dr. Scholz expertly guides and empowers us to go from feeling like a victim of their anxiety to an empowered warrior over it.

08/15/2021

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 SHOW TITLE: Conquer Your Karmic Relationships: Heal Trauma, Open Your Heart, Restore Your Soul
SHOW GUEST: Tracee Dunblazier

Does your lot in life have you down? Claim your history, own your power, and change your life! In this groundbreaking book, Tracee Dunblazier takes an in-depth look at your karmic relationships! What the heck is karma, though? We hear this word thrown around quite often, usually in a negative context to mean "You'll get what's coming to you." or the like.

Now we're delving into how your relationship to this seemingly nebulous concept can actually affect your life, and we're saying that getting it together, karma-wise, will actually make life easier. Karma is not punishment and reward; it is the reassurance that we will inevitably experience all we are and all we have created for others through reincarnation and spiritual patterning. In this amazing interview, Tracee shares how this wisdom will inspire change on every level. You will understand what karma is and learn all the ways to reveal, accept, forgive, and transform your connections with others as we all move toward the divine.

08/09/2021

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SHOW TITLE: The Learning Code’s Disruptive Innovation Transforms Learning

SHOW GUEST: JW Wilson

JW Wilson, founder of The Learning Code Institute and author of Cracking the Learning Code, states that study after study has shown that the greater the meaning in one's life, the faster he/she will learn. So, why doesn’t traditional education support this process? He points to the fact that traditional education’s focus only on “information” delivery is a major reason for the U.S. decline to 29th in the world in education. JW explains that by not allowing our children to access the deeper dimensions of what is meaningful in learning, we have thrust millions of children into a personal learning crisis.

He believes that the methods used in The Learning Code have the ability to quickly transform the status quo, which is why it has been called a Disruptive Innovation. In order to find personal meaning and transform a person's existing neurological structures so they may turn new knowledge into memories, the Learning Code utilizes what JW terms, "The Cycle of Transformation".

In our interview, JW shares the critical role each stage plays and why the Learning Code Science is quickly proving to be the missing piece in the field of education and behavioral change.

July 2021

07/26/2021

Show Title: Moneyfulness®: Learning to Live with Money

Show Guest: Michael Keet

Moneyfulness® is a unique combination of financially grounded insights intended to address the heart of money stress: how audiences think about money!  72% (Yes you read that right) of all Americans experience stress about their finances! Here's the thing, that money stress people have is a product of their convictions and behavior.

In the concept of mindfulness, there is no mention of stress reduction about money problems. For the first time, Michael Keet presents Moneyfulness® a unique concept that fills this gap in the overall concept of mindfulness. Michael presents the idea that people’s mindset about money and the practical “how-to” belong together.

The audience gets walked through the seven aiding factors of mindfulness as they apply to money along with the practical steps for how to actually manage money. For those who are ready to end their money stress, Moneyfulness® shows them how to never look at money the same again, for the much, much better.

 

07/11/2021

Show Title: The Pit of Success: How Leaders Adapt, Succeed, and Repeat

Show Guest: Dave Jennings

Leaders must routinely face challenges that are beyond their experience. In this space, they feel lost, confused, and overwhelmed. These doubts are shared by leaders across the globe but it is not “leader-like” to discuss such issues. Yet, leaders are not in their job because they have all the answers. They are on the job to find answers.

According to author, Dave Jennings, when people understand The Pit of Success their burdens are lifted and their ability to learn and succeed is increased. By learning to navigate The Pit of Success leaders gain confidence, find answers, and deliver results faster and with less anxiety.

Join us as Dave shares how his new book, The Pit of Success, provides leaders with the mindset and skill set to do things they do not know how to do. It gives them principles for managing progressively difficult challenges throughout their career. It also gives them peace of mind that they are not the only ones experiencing these doubts. No longer do leaders need to wonder if they are good enough to face the challenges in front of them. What they need to do is learnable and The Pit of Success shows them how they are fully capable to succeed in their demanding situation.

June 2021

06/28/2021

Resilience Parenting: Raising Resilient Children in an Era of Detachment and Dependence

Show Guests: Chris & Holly Santillo

Your children will face many challenges in the years ahead, so you want to raise them to be resilient—strong, adaptable, and able to recover. It is your mission to empower your son or daughter to cultivate a functional and fulfilling life.

This essential handbook will help you achieve that goal. In Resilience Parenting, martial arts instructors Chris and Holly Santillo share the insights they have gained as teachers and parents. They offer positive alternatives to lecturing, bribing, and punishing; focusing instead on three Pillars: Learning, Integrity, and Service.  By applying these powerful principles, you can inspire your children to develop the independence they need to succeed as adults while renewing their connection to family and community.

Whether you are raising a teenager or just starting your family, in this not-to-be-missed interview, Chris and Holly describe how the methods prescribed in this book will help every parent unlock their greatest potential as a mother or a father.

06/21/2021

PERMISSION GRANTED: Kick-Ass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-Love

Show Guest: Regina Louise

Beloved memoirist Regina Louise took herself from a foster care childhood and time in a residential treatment center to a college scholarship and the creation of several successful small businesses. She now works to show others how to keep moving in the directions of their dreams no matter what.

Regina’s new book Permission Granted: Kick-Ass Strategies to Bootstrap Your Way to Unconditional Self-Love offers readers a proven path for defying expectations and loving oneself into a high-performing life.

Permission Granted puts a unique spin on tried-and-true techniques of personal growth as it helps readers deeply understand who they are and what they have been through. From this place of self-awareness, Regina helps readers transform past devastations and disappointments into motivations and momentum. With her own life experience being an ultimate example, she guides them toward self-compassion so they can learn to give themselves the care and support their lives may be lacking. Writes Regina. “Unconditional love permits me to know what is true about me: I am right to be here! I am right to love myself! By grace alone, I am worthy.”

06/14/2021

Asking for a Pregnant Friend: 101 Answers to Questions About Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood

Show Guest: Bailey Gaddis

In Asking for a Pregnant Friend: 101 Answers to Questions Women Are Too Embarrassed to Ask about Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood, beloved childbirth preparation educator, doula, and author Bailey Gaddis offers women frank girlfriend talk and expert advice about pregnancy, childbirth, and early motherhood.

Why is this interview incredibly important, because whether this information is for oneself or a gift to a friend or family member, leading a shame-free and super-empowered journey is one of the most important first steps any woman will make into motherhood.

 

06/07/2021

Becoming an Empowered Empath: Setting Clear Boundaries & Embodying One’s Intuition

Show Guest: Wendy De Rosa

Empaths deeply feel the emotions, needs, and pains of those around them, from individuals and communities to the world itself. But this gift can feel overwhelming when they take on the energy and experiences of others as their own. This oversensitivity can lead to mental fog, chronic illness, emotional issues, and spiritual blocks.

Becoming an Empowered Empath: How to Clear Energy, Set Boundaries & Embody Your Intuition renowned spiritual teacher and author Wendy De Rosa guides readers through a step-by-step process of learning to stop taking on other people’s energy by creating and maintaining their own energetic boundaries so they can fully embrace their intuitive power.

Becoming an Empowered Empath helps readers stop feeling like they are at the mercy of others’ negative energy and empowers them to activate the power of their emotional connection. The deep guided healing journey and practical tools and meditations that Wendy offers lead readers through the process of clearing ancestral karma, contracts, and beliefs so they can release energetic blocks they are holding in their bodies.

May 2021

05/31/2021

The Eagle and The Dragon: A Story of Strength and Reinvention

Show Guest: Chris Duffin

The world may know Chris Duffin as "The Mad Scientist of Strength", but you wouldn't have ever guessed that if you saw the scrawny kid skinning rattlesnakes and chasing dragonflies in the early '80s. The story of his unconventional life will take you from gripping tales of murder, trauma, heartbreak, and survival deep in the Pacific Northwest wilderness all the way to an idealization of the self-made man--still flawed, but never broken.

In The Eagle and the Dragon, you'll follow one man's journey into the darkness of his own heart and witness the transformation of alcoholism, pain, and defeat into vision, character, and victory. Through Chris's powerful self-realization, you'll see how the human spirit can be either shackled by circumstance or freed from it. Are you ready to walk through the fire and make your vision a reality?

05/24/2021

Vibrational Nutrition: A Hands-on Guide to the Vibrational Signatures of the Food

Show Guest: Candice Covington

In this comprehensive guide to vibrational nutrition, Candice Covington explores the vibrational signatures of the foods we eat and how they help form the energetic structures that influence our behaviors and spirit. She explains how, by choosing foods that resonate with your natural vibrational patterns, you can use your diet to fine-tune your energetic body, remove negative energy patterns, and consciously craft a positive state for body, mind, and soul.

She details the energetic and spiritual qualities of more than 100 common foods, drinks, and seasonings, and she explores how each food affects you on multiple levels. Candice explains how to interpret food cravings and aversions on an emotional and spiritual level and provides a quiz to help you identify the vibrational meaning of your current diet.

Last but not least, Candice provides a selection of recipes along with a guide on how to intuitively select foods and food combinations to reinforce your energy patterns, support you in any endeavor, and provide nutrition for body, mind, and spirit.

05/17/2021

Into the Nothing: A Spiritual Autobiography

Show Guest: Gabriel Cousens

If you’ve ever longed for knowing the experience of liberating your consciousness from identifying with your mind and body and letting it float in the primordial state of “non-causal” peace, bliss, love, wonder, and oneness, then follow the trail that Dr. Gabriel Cousens has blazed for you.

This intrepid “spiritual warrior” has forged a path to the Holistic Liberation Way, through years of courageous, fearless and intensive spiritual intention and meditation. His astonishing new book Into the Nothing: A Spiritual Autobiography, reveals the mystical wild ride he personally took to becoming liberated, surrendering to “the Divine Urge” to fully merge into the state of God-consciousness and awaken to living from the soul that is beyond the body and the mind.

Into the Nothing: A Spiritual Autobiography is way more than an absorbing personal journey of awakening, highlighted by an extraordinary rich revelation of miracles and mystical adventures, it provides profound teachings and shares insights on sacred relationships as a path of liberation.

05/10/2021

The Addicted Child:  A Parent's Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse

Show Guest: Richard Capriola

Co-host: Paul Otis; Lake Tahoe Prep School

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 20% of teens admit to taking prescription drugs without a prescription. Last year, 47% of American high schoolers admitted to using illicit drugs, with 58% say they have drunk alcohol, according to American Addictions Centers. This risk continues to grow in young adults, in addition to drug and alcohol addiction.

Richard Capriola, author of The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse, has worked as a mental health counselor for 21 years including time at the nationally-ranked Menninger Clinic in Houston, where he specialized in teen mental health.

He feels that addiction leaves parents filled with guilt and feeling lost. His mission with The Addicted Child is to empower parents with a road map of what to do when they find their child is addicted to alcohol or drugs. As an additional resource to the book, he has also created an accompanying parent workbook.

 

05/03/2021

It Feels Good to Feel Good, Learn to Eliminate Toxins and Protect your Health

Show Guest: Cheryl Meyer

Cheryl Meyer, author of It Feels Good to Feel Good Learn to Eliminate Toxins and Protect your Health, tells us that toxins are in almost every item we use on a daily basis including our food, clothing, personal care products, cosmetics, water, cleaning supplies, air, and environment.

In her new book Cheryl recounts the morning she woke up in extreme pain. After her conventional doctor ran extensive tests multiple times, he concluded that there was nothing seriously wrong with her and decided to allay her concerns by placing Cheryl on steroids for the pain.

Join us as Cheryl shares how It Feels Good to Feel Good is for anyone with a chronic disease who wants to be more proactive with their health. Filled with the “whys” and the “how-tos”, it is a masterful resource for anyone who is seeking to recover their health and thrive into old age.

April 2021

04/26/2021

Cracking the Learning Code

Show Guest: JW WILSON

Cracking the Learning Code is the culmination of over 20 years of scientific research into how to accelerate the speed of learning and enhance its effectiveness. The key finding is that each one of has a genetically implanted Learning Code, which must be turned on before we can create long-term memory and behavioral change.

JW Wilson, founder and author of Cracking the Learning Code, explains how trying to affect long-term memory and behavioral change without accessing your biological Learning Code is like trying to open a bank vault with the wrong combination. It can’t happen.

The reason why the information in this book is so important and controversial is that it has the potential to revolutionize the way you learn and forever transform the way learning systems are developed.

 

04/19/2021

Short Stories: The Autobiography of Columbus Short

Show Guest: Columbus Short

The life of actor/choreographer/musician Columbus Short has been punctuated with trauma that extends well beyond the plot lines of his previous role on the hit series Scandal. Short has lived many lives packed into one-from a family filled with turmoil to tumultuous love affairs and enough scandals of his own.

But somewhere in the middle, Short's realization that there has to be a better way comes into full view. "Short Stories" not only details Columbus Short's journey from childhood to Hollywood, it shows how even the most checkered of pasts can create a different person with the right amount of will and drive, especially when it comes to fulfilling your true destiny.

04/12/2021

Neuroscience of Enduring Change: Implications for Psychotherapy

Show Guest: Richard D. Lane, MD, PhD

Everyone who has sought help with their mental health has at least considered a therapist and a good amount of people in the United States have standing appointments with mental health professionals at increasing rates during these unprecedented times. Each of these professionals has a focused method that they study and clients often book or are referred to these professionals with specialized methods.

Enter Richard Lane and his Neuroscience of Enduring Change and his new research that turns general psychotherapy on its head by making positive and lasting changes in a client! How does this method do this?

During our interview, Dr. Lane will expose us to his research concepts and give us the actual science behind why this method works.Psychotherapy practitioners in the audience will be challenged to consider how their own approach to therapy might be adjusted to enduring change. Researchers in the audience will benefit from authoritative reviews of this knowledge, having a clear description of the research agenda, and the continuous evidence of this research translated to practical application throughout the book.

04/05/2021

The 12 Rules of Attention: How to Avoid Screw-Ups, Free Up Headspace, Do More and Be More At Work

Show Guest: Dr. Joseph Cardillo

How to self-regulate and train your brain's attentional mechanism for faster, more accurate, high-quality performance at work.

Do you feel like you're 'crushing it'? How productive, happy, and fulfilled do you feel each day at your job? You might ask what attention has to do with it. The answer may help fix a wide range of ongoing workplace concerns, including workplace error. Simply put, attention is connected to every single thing you think, feel, and do at work. It's almost impossible to imagine, but by the end of this book you'll understand how that is, and you'll be tapping into your attentional system and regulating it to your highest advantage.

The 12-Rules of Attention shows you how to train your attention to the sharp, accurate, high definition...and keep it there.

March 2021

03/29/2021

Finding Hope: A Birthmother’s Journey into the Light

Show Guest: Hope O. Bake

At twenty-one years old Hope O. Baker made one of the hardest decisions a person can make: she placed her son for adoption. She lived with her son’s adoptive mother while she was pregnant and pursued an open adoption. After her son was born, Hope tried to resume her life. But the difficulty of letting her child go gnawed at Hope. Even though she had it together on the outside—graduating college and excelling in her career—on the inside she was battling a destructive cycle of depression and addiction. When life was at its darkest, Hope managed to find her way back to the light. It’s a journey she continues to this day.

In this love letter to her son, Finding Hope: A Birthmother’s Journey into the Light, Hope shows how messy and chaotically beautiful adoption can be, by sharing the authentic details of her remarkable story. From her struggles, you’ll see how the community can help you rebuild and be reminded of how important it is to find your voice and speak up for what you need when life hands you unexpected difficulties. Hope has been through some very rough emotional turmoil, made some agonizing decisions, and has come through the fire to let us know that she has found her namesake as she emerged from places where she almost lost it.

03/22/2021

When I Was Someone Else

Show Guest: Stéphane Allix

While on a spiritual retreat in Peru, journalist Stéphane Allix experienced a vivid waking vision of a soldier dying on a snowy battlefield, followed by scenes from the soldier’s earlier life. He also clearly saw the man’s name, Alexander Herrmann, and felt a disturbing sense of closeness with the soldier.

Obsessed by the power of this extremely real vision, Allix began an intensive investigation that revealed this individual had actually existed: a German soldier who died in World War II during the 1941 Russian campaign. Diving deep into German military archives, meeting the man’s surviving family members, and following his own intuitive hunches, the author also discovered that the soldier was part of the Waffen S.S., the infamous Totenkopf Brigade, and his investigation broadened to explore what drove Herrmann to become part of such an organization.

While Allix’s initial impression is that this German soldier was a past life, he realizes that it was actually his mission is not to bring about the rebirth of this person but to heal him–and the victims of his ignominious actions during the war. Offering a fascinating exploration of visions, synchronicities, reincarnation, and the connections between the spiritual and physical planes, When I Was Someone Else shares a powerful message of healing after death along with the profound epiphany that light needs darkness to be perceived.

03/15/2021

The Insanely Awesome Pandemic Playbook: A Humorous Mental Health Guide For Kids

Show Guest: Elizabeth Englander

This pandemic has ushered in a social and emotional crisis for many American children. Your children may be going to school online, at least partially; and you are probably juggling work, their schooling, and coping with the pandemic and the recession. On top of this, American kids are more socially isolated and more dependent on screens than they have ever been. All of this change is taking a toll. This book is designed to address these problems by directly appealing to kids aged 8-11 years old, using uproariously funny and highly-engaging writing and hands-on activities to teach them how to pay attention to their screen use, their mental health, and their social relationships.

Written by a leading researcher in child development and a literacy scholar with a penchant for zany children's humor, our kids will find it relevant and informative, and they won't be able to put it down.  Written using a humorous and engaging style, INSANELY AWESOME helps your kids and your family adapt to the new world we are all living in right now. It covers problems using screens; how to stay close to your friends; ways to talk with your family; how to choose fun and safe activities; and ways to minimize any signs of depression or anxiety.

03/08/2021

Rethinking Your Teenager: Shifting from Control and Conflict to Structure and Nurture to Raise Accountable Young Adults

Show Guest: Darby Fox

The teenage years … parents fear this stage, dreading it even while watching their adorable toddlers explore the world. When it arrives, they try to control their teenager, in turn causing their teenager to push back more intensely. It’s a natural instinct on both sides: teenagers are changing in every way while trying to assert their independence, and parents are faced with the challenge of coming up with rules, expectations, and standards for behavior without a genuine understanding of what is happening. But the result of this pattern is a parent-child relationship defined by conflict and reactivity–a breeding ground for stress, anger, and anxiety, all of which reinforce those same cultural stereotypes and worst fears.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this book, family therapist Darby Fox challenges parents to redefine the goals of adolescence by reorienting their focus from what they want their child to be to on who they want their child to be. Darby not only equips parents with the insight to understand the changes taking place in their child’s brain and body and support their adolescent’s bid for independence but also offers an approach that allows parents to engage their adolescent in a relationship instead of struggling in an endless battle for control.

03/01/2021

Pause. Breathe. Choose. Become the CEO of Your Well-Being

SHOW GUEST: Naz Beheshti

Pause. Breathe. Choose is the culmination of Naz Beheshti’s twenty years of experience working with Fortune 500 companies and her first-hand experience learning from luminaries ranging from the Dalai Lama to Steve Jobs. It offers the highly effective framework that Naz calls the MAP Method and the book is organized around its three guiding principles:

Part 1: “Master Mindfulness
Part 2: “Apply Better Choices to Manage Stress and Build Resilience
Part 3: “Promote Your Self to the CEO of Your Well-Being

This book focuses on practicing mindful leadership and taking empowered and aligned action as a personal and professional strategy,” writes Naz. “I encourage you to make active, healthier lifestyle choices to fulfill your highest potential in all areas of your life — which contributes to making our world a better place.

February 2021

02/22/2021

Why the F*ck Can’t I Change? Insights from a Neuroscientist to Show that You Can

Show Guest: Dr. Gabija Toleikyte

Most of us want to change something about ourselves. It might be our response to stress, our weight, patterns in our relationships or our performance at work. Change is hard, it’s emotional, but it’s not as impossible as you think.

In this ground-breaking book, Why the F*ck Can’t I Change?, neuroscientist and behavioral coach Dr. Gabija Toleikyte gets straight to the root cause of why we form certain habits and behaviors and shows how we can realistically stop ourselves repeating the same mistakes.

Expertly researched, Gabija takes us on an eye-opening journey through the extraordinary human brain, exploring how it deals with the everyday changes that face us all. With relatable case studies and practical strategies and tools, Gabija demonstrates how you can rethink change.

02/15/2021

You Can't Run Away From You: Journaling The Rise To Manhood: Volume 1

SHOW GUEST: Anthony Brinkley

This book will take your audience on a journey through the eyes, voice, and perceptions of a young Anthony Brinkley as he experiences a host of challenges while maneuvering his evolution to manhood. See the world in its truest form and the struggle for this child to hold on to his innocence while reality beckons him to go the way of the streets.

This real-life story will take your audience through many emotional peaks and valleys as Anthony's odyssey captures your curiosity about his fate and awakens nostalgia. As Anthony continuously to run from his realities, it becomes painfully clear that he cannot factor out or elude the man in the mirror. As the journey unfolds, the audience will be hard-pressed not to draw similarities to their own story, and may just learn some very valuable piece of information in the process!

The inspirational story that will inspire us all living during this pandemic, bringing hope to young people who believe the odds are stacked too high against them succeeding. Hold on tight and see how his life parallels yours or people you know.

02/08/2021

WHOLE GIRL Live Vibrantly, Love Your Entire Self, and Make Friends With Food

SHOW GUEST: Sadie Radinsky

Whole Girl is written by Sadie Radinsky, an 18-year-old blogger and recipe creator who has touched the lives of girls and women worldwide with her award-winning website wholegirl.com. she gives unique and empowering ideas, advice, and practices for all young women to help them celebrate all of themselves. And with food always being an issue for young women, Sadie flips the unhealthy narrative around by encouraging us to love food and discover the joy of cooking with 45 gluten-free and paleo dessert recipes, each with mouthwatering photos.

Young women’s minds are overflowing with creativity, intellect, and new ideas. Sadie says, “We care passionately about issues, from global to personal. We are all different; each of us has completely unique abilities and personalities. All of this terrifies our society. They can’t handle us, in all our messy, diverse awesomeness. So they try to break us into pieces and put us in boxes. The messages are relentless: You’re not enough. You’re too much. Be quiet. Don’t make waves. Smile. Don’t eat too much. Don’t be so emotional.” Sadie’s book reminds girls that they don’t need to accept the message “You’re incomplete” because deep down, she says, “we know that we’re already whole.” Whole Girl looks at girls’ wide range of moods in a new light, using them as fuel to power all different parts of their lives.

02/01/2021

25 Myths about Bullying and Cyberbullying

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Elizabeth Kandel Englander

25 Myths About Bullying and Cyberbullying helps parents understand the causes and consequences of bullying, determine if something is truly a problem, and effectively deal with problems when they arise. The author, Elizabeth Englander, dispels common myths related to confronting bullies, victims seeking revenge on bullies, keeping kids off their phones and computers to prevent cyberbullying, as well as the links between bullying and suicide, and many others.

Joins us Elizabeth shares the tools parents need to tackle the underlying causes and meet the needs of the child who is acting as the cyberbully or the child who is the focus of the cyberbully and stop the behavior from occurring in the future as well. We are all under enough stress and pressure as is, so learning these tools is essential.

January 2021

01/25/2021

A New Year to ReBoost Your Life and Transform Trauma into Healing!

Show Guest Dr. Lydia Luna

After a year of massive upheaval in almost every area of our lives, many are experiencing heavy feelings of confusion, fear, and loneliness. Some find that as the world has slowed down, they feel a renewed sense of self, a yearning for self-exploration and re-evaluation; while others long for connectedness and unity after the isolation of quarantine.

Lydia Luna, founder of Moon Collective Retreats, shares with our audience how she and her team of gifted and caring practitioners responded to the overwhelming calls for help by co-creating a special place in nature where people could take a break from the overwhelm and stress of everyday life to immerse themselves in what she calls the “spiritual alchemy” of reflection, healing, and personal growth.

We invite you to joins us as Lydia shares how their ReBoost Retreats are dramatically transforming lives through the practice of breathwork, exploring sound healing, and experiencing the restorative power of body movement and dance, as they peel away mental/emotional blocks, re-cover, re-strengthen, and re-boot, on a physical, emotional, and soul level.

01/18/2021

DREAMING TECHNIQUES: How to Master the Art of Dreaming

Show Guest: Serge Kahili King

Serge Kahili King has his doctorate in psychology and is well-known for his many books, videos and articles on Hawaiian culture, shamanism and healing, which include Huna: Ancient Hawaiian Secrets for Modern Living, Urban Shaman, Instant Healing and now Dreaming Techniques. He has recorded over 5000 of his own dreams, worked with the dreams of clients at his own hypnotherapy clinic for ten years, has taught about dreams and dreaming in classes and workshops for over 40 years, and has studied the beliefs and practices of dreams and dreaming from many different countries and cultures around the world.

Dreaming Techniques is a guide to understanding and using dreams and dreaming. The purpose of Dreaming Techniques is to give readers techniques and practices for developing one's skills. The first ten chapters deal with night dreams and the next two are about what Dr. King calls the "In-Between State." These are followed by three chapters on Day Dreams and five chapters on Life As A Dream. The last chapter is about how to put all this together in Lucid Living.

01/10/2021

Slay Your Dragons With Compassion: 10 Ways To Thrive In An Unstable World

Show Guest:  Malcolm Stern

When renowned psychotherapist Malcolm Stern’s daughter Melissa took her own life in 2014 he experienced most parents’ worst nightmare and his grief made him challenge every aspect of his work and life. It thrust his growth and development forwards in ways he never thought possible, forcing him to confront his fears and work through his biggest blocks. The culmination of that process is: Slay Your Dragons With Compassion: 10 Ways To Thrive In An Unstable World.

The book, which includes many exercises, is the distillation of over thirty years’ experience in the therapy room and shows us that meaning can exist even in the worst tragedy. There is revelation, insight, struggle, decimation, devastation and winning through against all odds in these stories of ordinary people with extraordinary challenges facing them. Key teachings include Find Your Radar, Create a Sangha, The Ricochet Effect, Allow Your Relationships to Educate You, and Befriend Death. The reader will be transported into the powerful atmosphere of the therapy room and be left inspired and motivated to make courageous changes in their own lives.

01/04/2021

Heal Your Brain, Reclaim Your Life

SHOW GUEST: Susana Stoica, PhD

Concussions and other brain injuries are increasingly of interest to the public due to news stories about professional football players who have suffered them with devastating effects. But ordinary people, including one in five teenagers, also sustain these injuries that can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, insomnia, depression, vision problems, lack of concentration, and other troubling symptoms. The personal impact of brain injuries extends to the injured person’s family and the financial burden on society exceeds $60 billion per year.

Susana Stoica, Ph.D., wrote her book, Heal Your Brain, Reclaim Your Life, to share the lessons she learned from her own over 15‐year recovery from two traumatic brain injuries that happened the same day. Her uphill battle was difficult and she made mistakes which she wanted to help others avoid.

December 2020

12/28/2020

From the best of "Answers for the Family": ASK! The Bridge From Your Dreams to Your Destiny

Show Guests: Mark Victor Hansen & Crystal Dwyer Hansen

Your dreams become your destiny when you learn the secret art of asking! Most people have beautiful dreams deep inside—the things they would like to have, the relationships they’d love to enjoy, and the wellness and well-being that would help them express their best, in every way. But often those dreams lie buried inside us. Hidden by fear or unworthiness or a lack of awareness of what could be. Asking is the only language to which the Universe can deliver a solution, understanding, illumination, or a plan.

There are three distinct channels through which we can ask: Ask Yourself, Ask Others, and Ask God.
Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen’s new book, ASK! The Bridge From Your Dreams to Your Destiny, is a self-help journey about learning the art and science of asking questions and how it can completely transform your life. It starts by introducing the idea of a bridge that leads from your dreams to your destiny. Join us in a revolutionary concept at a time we need it most … as Mark and Crystal describe how ASK! opens a portal to rekindling those dreams and moving through them toward your greatest destiny—with a simple tool that everyone has at their disposal once they learn to use it through the ASK! journey

12/21/2020

Quantum Activation: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities

Show Guest: Carl David Blake

Quantum Activation: Transforming Obstacles into Opportunities is a breakthrough new book that introduces the essential principles of quantum physics and helps people understand that nothing is happenstance and how everything in the universe connects to create the unique reality of each and every person on the planet

Quantum Activation helps readers tap into their innate pool of knowledge and manifest it into conscious decision-making where they can then eliminate from the root, their limiting barriers and own unique obstacles thereby allowing them open their minds to a state of higher consciousness and reach their full potential.

12/14/2020

Celebrate Religious Freedom Day on January 16, 2021

Show Guest: Eric Buehrer

Each year, the President declares January 16th to be “Religious Freedom Day,” and calls upon Americans to “observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship.” It is the anniversary of the passage, in 1786, of the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom drafter by Thomas Jefferson drafted and considered it one of his greatest achievements. It protects the civil rights of people to express their religious beliefs without suffering discrimination.

The U.S. Department of Education has issued guidelines explaining students’ religious liberties. The main message students need to hear is that they shouldn't feel like they have to be “undercover” about their religion – that somehow, they have to keep quiet about their family's beliefs.

12/07/2020

The Mountain Method: Conquer Your Mountain, Make Real Your Dreams

Show Guest: Rachel Kove

The Mountain Method™ program and workbook were created for those individuals who are interested in practical applications that allow them to accomplish their current goals, set new ones, and continue to broaden their life.

In this not-to-be-missed interview, Seth and Rachel share how The Mountain Method™ actually sets the foundation to first, identify one’s true goals, the “mountain” they are facing, and then, to achieve the self-accountability, vision, and mental fortitude to “make real’ their dreams and aspirations.

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November 2020

11/30/2020

Children are From Heaven: Positive Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate Children

Show Guest: John Gray, Ph.D.

This brilliantly original and practical system for parenting children is the brainchild of John Gray, whose Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus books and seminars have helped millions of adults communicate more effectively and lovingly with each other.  Based on this idea that children respond better to positive rather than negative reinforcement, the Children Are From Heaven program concentrates on rewarding — not punishing — children and fostering their innate desire to please their parents.

Throughout John Gray’s book, Children Are From Heaven, you will learn the secrets to positive parenting and learn different ways to improve communication, increase cooperation, and motivate your children.

11/23/2020

RADICAL INTUITION: New Book Offers a Revolutionary Approach for Intuitive Development
Show Guest: Kim Chestney

Radical Intuition: A Revolutionary Guide to Using Your Inner Power presents Chestney's pioneering perspective on intuition as the most valuable form of human cognition. The goal of Radical Intuition is, simply, to help you know and trust your intuition, so you can live the extraordinary life that you are made for, says Chestney. Your intuition speaks to you every day; all you need to do is learn to understand it.

Radical Intuition introduces four archetypes of intuition the Healer, Sage, Visionary, and Mystic and includes self-assessments and quizzes to help readers understand their own natural intuition affinities. It empowers readers to use their inner guidance to understand who they truly are and how to achieve their highest potential. The step-by-step process Chestney offers helps readers use their intuition not only to create their own best lives, but to live in ways that facilitate optimal outcomes for the communities and businesses in which they work and live.

11/16/2020

OVERWHELMED AND OVER IT Embrace Your Power to Stay Centered in a Chaotic World

Show Guest: Christine Arylo

Overwhelmed and Over It: Embrace Your Power to Stay Centered and Sustained in a Chaotic World is a call and an invitation to women around the world to free themselves from the self-sacrifice and burnout that far too often runs their lives.

Overwhelmed and Over It empowers women to wake their fierce feminine heart so they can make profound shifts in the systems in which they work, lead, and live. Arylo identifies twelve specific imprints that are the root causes of burnout, self-sacrifice and overwhelm in five different areas — success, life force, heart, time, and power — in order to illuminate the ways of working that are no longer working.

11/10/2020

Children are From Heaven: Positive Skills for Raising Cooperative, Confident, and Compassionate Children

Show Guest: John Gray, Ph.D.

This brilliantly original and practical system for parenting children is the brainchild of John Gray, whose Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus books and seminars have helped millions of adults communicate more effectively and lovingly with each other.  Based on this idea that children respond better to positive rather than negative reinforcement, the Children Are From Heaven program concentrates on rewarding — not punishing — children and fostering their innate desire to please their parents.

Throughout John Gray’s book, Children Are From Heaven, you will learn the secrets to positive parenting and learn different ways to improve communication, increase cooperation, and motivate your children.

11/09/2020

Hospital Patients are getting slammed with huge bills for COVID19 Testing and Treatment

Show Guest: Cynthia Fisher
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The coronavirus has amplified our need to have real-time, complete access to our electronic health information as use of telemedicine increases. But for telemedicine to work best, especially during the telemedicine, patients and their physicians need easy access to patients’ complete medical information. With access to entire electronic health records on their smartphones, patients can share their records with physicians, caregivers, and family members anywhere at any time.

According to Cynthia Fisher, founder and president of Patients’ Rights Advocates, this is our moment in time, where we are at a crossroads where we either deliver to America a free market, or Medicare for all. As lawmakers call for a fourth coronavirus relief bill, Congress has an opportunity to cement rules that 91 percent of Americans want – ones that will make complete price transparency the law. Requiring hospitals and insurers to reveal their cash and secret negotiated prices will not only empower patients by putting them in charge, but will also help employers and workers.

A Phase IV stimulus package is in the works. It is our hope that this time Congress will listen to what 91 percent of Americans want, despite how much money they get paid to vote otherwise.

11/02/2020

Men’s Emotional Health & Healing

Show Guest: Blake D. Bauer

2020 remains a challenging year for everyone and now more than ever men of all ages need practical advice on how to approach their thoughts, emotions, relationships, and work-life in healthy ways. Rather than defaulting to the unhealthy habits that men tend to gravitate toward such as excessive alcohol consumption, getting angry, or shutting down, we will discuss practical strategies to navigate these unprecedented times.

Join international bestselling author Blake D. Bauer for a conversation focused on men’s emotional health and healing. We’ll discuss healthy communication practices, the relationship between vulnerability and strength, the importance of understanding one’s purpose, how to take care of the people and things that matter most, and overcoming the limitations of our fathers and grandfathers.

October 2020

10/26/2020

Thriving Not Surviving – The Five Secret Pathways To Happiness, Success and Fulfillment

SHOW GUEST: Gina Gardner
Gina Gardner believes that disability can be a metaphor for life. Our limiting beliefs: I’m not worthy, not clever enough, I’m too old, too poor, not beautiful enough, etc. keep us stuck. I may have challenges with my mobility but I have the capacity to wheel away (usually at high speed) in my wheelchair.

I have learned that it is not the challenges that define us but what we do with them. Over the years it has become very clear when working with individuals, couples, teams or whole organizations that the vast majority of challenges or issues to their being happy, staying happy and be capable of spreading happiness, fall into one of five categories: beliefs, particularly self-belief, love, and relationships, achieving and sustaining success, managing change and transition and finding a sense of purpose and fulfillment. This is why Gina has created the five secret pathways in the Thriving Not Surviving Programme, and also detail them in her latest, and supporting, book, ‘Thriving Not Surviving – The Five Secret Pathways To Happiness, Success and Fulfilment.’

10/19/2020

THE BODY IMAGE BOOK FOR GIRLS: Love Yourself and Grow Up Fearless

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Charlotte Markey

It is worrying to think that most girls feel dissatisfied with their bodies, and that this can lead to serious problems including depression and eating disorders. Can some of those body image worries be eased?

Body image expert and psychology professor Dr Charlotte Markey helps girls aged 9-15 to understand, accept, and appreciate their bodies. She provides all the facts on puberty, mental health, self-care, why diets are bad news, dealing with social media, and everything in-between.

Through this easy-to-read and beautifully illustrated guide, Dr Markey provides practical, helpful and safe techniques to help them improve how they view and understand their bodies—both the physical and the emotional aspects—as they become women. Girls will find answers to questions they always wanted to ask, the truth behind many body image myths, and real-life stories from girls who share their own experiences.

10/12/2020

The Power of Discord: Why Discord in Relationships is the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, and Trust

Show Guest: Claudia M. Gold, MD

Society paints a picture that perfect harmony is the defining characteristic of healthy relationships, but the truth is that human interactions are messy, complicated, and confusing. According to renowned psychologist Ed Tronick and pediatrician Claudia Gold, that is not only okay, but it is also actually crucial to our social and emotional development.

In The Power of Discord, these two pillars of UMass Boston show how working through the inevitable dissonance of human connection is the path to better relationships with romantic partners, family, friends, and colleagues. Working through the volley of mismatch and repair in everyday life helps us form deep, lasting, trusting relationships, resilience in times of stress and trauma, and a solid sense of self in the world. Drawing on Dr. Tronick's research and Dr. Gold's clinical experience, The Power of Discord is a refreshing and original look at our ability to relate to others and to ourselves.

10/05/2020

On the Loving End of Crazy: Finding Hope and Help to Face Your Loved One’s Crippling Anxiety and Depression
Show Guest: Faith McDonald

Faith McDonald, author of On the Loving End of Crazy: Finding Hope and Help to Face Your Loved One's Crippling Anxiety and Depression, offers hope and help to those who love someone who faces anxiety disorder and major depression. The story starts when Faith's son Matt begins college; however, instead of attending classes and learning to thrive, he flounders and fails. His life becomes a series of arrests and reckless, self-destructive acts culminating in a suicide attempt. In the wake of his bewildering behavior, Faith worries that his life will never get back on track. She longs for her son to thrive. She aches, prays, and wonders how to intervene.

Join us as Faith shares how we can find Comfort in that you don't have to face the journey alone. She speaks to important actions of: 1) persistence in seeking professional help for their loved ones, 2) finding the courage to endure the dark days of the illness of their loved one, 3) stopping the blame for themselves or others during the dark days, 4) why coping and healing involves sharing their stories to fight stigma and shame, and 5) asking for support from those around them.

September 2020

09/28/2020

The Final 8th: Enlist Your Inner Selves to Accomplish Your Goals

Show Guest: Bridgit Dengel Gaspard

Author and therapist Bridgit Dengel Gaspard coined the term “the final 8th” to describe this phenomenon when talented, energetic, motivated individuals have accomplished many steps toward a goal (7/8 of it) but stall in front of their finish line, for no apparent reason. In The Final 8th: Enlist Your Inner Selves to Accomplish Your Goals, Bridgit offers a powerful technique called voice dialogue to help readers recognize and free themselves from hidden internal conflicts that are blocking their ability to achieve their goals. “My clients were baffled about why they were stuck.

They reported feeling frustrated, stressed, sad, and scared. I’d tell them, “The truth is, not every part of you wants what you think you want! Some of your inner selves are opposed to your goal.” The Final 8th guides readers through the process of identifying and speaking with their inner selves to uncover their secret intentions and figure out which of them support their goals and which are impeding it, and then how to speak with those alter egos to enlist their help in achieving the goal.

09/21/2020

Light Em UP! Targeted Combination Therapy Kills Cancer Cells in Less than 2 Hours

Show Guests: Matthew Gdovin & Tom Roberts, CEO

According the National Cancer Society, a staggering 606,000 people died of cancer in the U.S in 2019. When a cancer tumor grows in the body, it creates an acidic environment on the outside of its cells. This acidic environment causes blood vessels to grow and attach to the tumor in an attempt to remove the acid. In something of a biological trick, the tumor then commandeers the blood vessels and uses them as a source of nutrients to help it grow. The current standard of care to treat cancer is to cut (surgery), poison (chemotherapy), or ablate (radiation therapy). Unfortunately, these treatments can cause debilitating unwanted side-effects.

Vitanova Biomedical (VNB) is developing an alternative therapy, Light-Activated Acidosis (LAIA), which uses a focused beam of light to activate a targeted drug injected into the tumor. Once activated, this drug causes the cancer cell to become very acid on the inside triggering rapid apoptosis (cell death). LAIA therapy has proven capable of killing up to 95 percent of cancer cells within two hours across five different cancer cell types including  breast cancers including the very aggressive triple negative breast cancer (MDA-MB-231), two types of prostate cancers (LNCaP and 22RV1), and a pancreatic cancer (BxPC3). sparing near-by healthy tissue, and potentially causes no debilitating unwanted side effects.

Tom Roberts, the company’s CEO, resports that VNB has entered a global strategic partnership with LiteCure Medical Lasers, and was awarded a competitive National Science Foundation SBIR Program Phase I grant to further develop LAIA therapy. Together, these partnerships should help to advance VNB’s LAIA therapy from laboratory bench to an FDA submission….and ultimately provide an effective alternative cancer treatment for multiple cancer types.

09/14/2020

Shine Brighter Every Day: Nourish Your Body, Feed Your Spirit, Balance Your Life

Show Guest: Danah Mor
danahmor.com

Shine Brighter Every Day is a beautiful, full-colour book packed full of unique insights into how to live well by making the right choices with food, lifestyle and well-being. In Shine Brighter Every Day, Danah introduces readers to a new perspective on food and lifestyle that helps them understand why they are attracted to certain foods or ways of life.

While many nutritionists bombard readers with lists about what to eat and what not to eat, Danah guides you back to basics. The book is structured into 14 chapters, each one aimed at increasing your understanding of a specific aspect of health and well-being. Danah share, 'It’s about improving your quality of life, preventing disease, and manifesting the best version of yourself. It unlocks a lifestyle, a way of thinking – a state of being – that is in tune with your body."

09/07/2020

From the best of "Answers for the Family": Can Find My Might: Boots-on-the-ground approach to bullying and self-acceptance

Show Guest: Gabriella van Rij

I Can Find My Might has been specifically written for students, parents, and educators. Gabriella van Rij ’s personal experience creates a boots-on-the-ground approach that is nothing short of magical. In this gripping part memoir and part self-help book for students, readers are invited to closely experience Gabriella’s stormy childhood, which will encourage empathy while also helping students see the uniqueness they are each blessed with.

A perfect book—not only for the student who is feeling hopeless or helpless due to bullying at school, but also for those children who have bullying tendencies. In a revelatory way, author and kindness activist Gabriella explains how both bullies and those being bullied are mirror images of each other and what children should do with this knowledge.

August 2020

08/31/2020

SIMPLIFY: How to Stay Sane in a World Going Mad
Show Guest: Bob Hillary

In this book, you will discover how to combat this world with the secret of “Slow Living” – Sustainable, Local, Organic and Whole. You learn how about finding and accepting yourself away from the pressures and expectations of society, and not only envisioning a better future but creating one. Simplify provides 21 practices to help you simplify your life. These practices range from being still for a few minutes before rushing out of bed in the morning, to learning when to say ‘no’ in your everyday life when you are feeling overwhelmed. Easy, practical advice that we can all incorporate into our daily lives.

08/24/2020

Dancer Interrupted: A Memoir
Show Guest: Susan Priver

A must read for any creative person who’s felt they’ve lost their voice only to realize it’s been there all along.” -John Fleck

What happens when our dreams of becoming professional athletes, concert pianists, singers, writers—whatever we excelled at and loved in our youth —become impossible?  For Susan Priver— author of the memoir, Dancer Interrupted—a girl obsessed with ballet, a gifted child ballerina, the center of attention without ever having to speak, it was, she believed, the end of her life. Dancer Interrupted is the story of an artist who loses her ability to practice her art and how she rediscovers herself without the veil of ballet. It’s a story of loss, self-recrimination, family drama, love affairs. It’s also the story of one woman’s vibrant, uplifting climb out of a world she believed to be the only world possible, and into a world far better than she had ever anticipated.

08/17/2020

Future Vision Your Working Life: 10 Strategies to Help You Get Ahead

Show Guest: Anne Jirsch

The world is changing fast. Just imagine being able to anticipate the future and finding your best and most successful direction. From using your intuition and finding your inner genius to handling information overload and adapting to changing circumstances this book will show you how to be ahead of the game. Packed with case studies, exercises and techniques Future Vision will guide you through ten strategies that will help you get ahead.

Anne Jirsch is a world pioneer of Future Life Progression (FLP) and the creator of Future Visioning, an innovative new business tool rooted in her unique FLP system. With over 2,000 practitioners in 20 countries and a list of noteworthy clients, Anne has now condensed her knowledge into a set of 10 tools to give you the advantage and take genuine control of your career path. Each strategy is supported by practical exercises and fuses hypnosis, visualization and intuition work. There are also numerous scientific and personal case studies to demonstrate the effects. Every chapter is designed to help you tap into your future reality and bring those skills back to the present. By the end of the book you’ll be equipped to sift through the ‘epidemic of busyness’ and connect with your most powerful, productive and innovative self.

08/10/2020

The Case For and Against Masks

Show Guest: Dr. Judy Mikovits

Join us as we discuss the evidence for and against widespread public masking as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and the Mayo Clinic, as well as top scientific publications such as the New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet.

As politicians and bureaucrats of all stripes are weighing in on this question, this debate needs to take place without fear and paranoia. Important questions are raised in our guest’s new book. Such as, what are the effects of masks on oxygen and carbon dioxide levels? How does SARS-CoV-2 spread? What is the effectiveness of various types of masks? What about those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19? And whether our children should go back to school in the fall, and if so, what measures they should take? Join us as New York Times best selling author, Dr. Judy Mikovits describes how America desperately needs this public conversation to take place with the best science we have available.

08/03/2020

Sex Positive: Redefining Our Attitudes to Love & Sex
Show Guest: Dr. Kelly Neff

Dr Kelly Neff is a social psychologist, professor, futurist, author and talk-radio personality who has electrified the transformational media world with her unique focus on the intersection of psychology, consciousness, and human sexuality. An academically trained research psychologist.

Her newest effort, Sex Positive (2020), epitomizes her desire to empower sexual freedom, inspire healing, and improve people’s relationships by fusing cutting-edge scientific findings with Eastern philosophies and her own deeply personal insights. Sex Positive calls for sexual fearlessness, acceptance, and a progressive, tolerant attitude that allows all individuals the freedom to explore love, sex, identity, and non- traditional relationships.

July 2020

07/27/2020

The Language Your Body Speaks: Self-Healing with Energy Medicine
Show Guest: Ellen Meredith

Shine Our bodies speak their truth through symptoms, trying to get our attention through sensations, interruptions of functioning, energetic blockages, and physical signals. If we miss those communiqués, the body and mind shout louder and discomfort snowballs into illness. So says author and long-time energy medicine practitioner Ellen Meredith in her new book, The Language Your Body Speaks: Self-Healing with Energy Medicine, which helps readers become active participants in the energetic conversations that are constantly happening between their body, mind, and spirit. 
 
The Language Your Body Speaks offers a comprehensive guide for using movement, gesture, light, sound, vibration, imagery, actions, and more to dialogue with the body, mind, and spirit. Each chapter also offers a number of explorations, labeled “Play with It,” that encourage readers to begin experimenting with the concepts in their daily lives in fun ways. Writes Ellen. “Play with your energies, speak their language, dance with them, and they will teach you how to find your way home to your fully realized, vibrant self.

07/20/2020

Transforming Grief and Fear into Love and Grace
Show Guest: Patti Ashley, Ph.D.

Many of us are experiencing grief as we navigate the current world circumstances but it doesn't have to paralyze us with fear or inaction. How can we heal our wounds and return to love and grace as we emerge from the chaos and not only survive but THRIVE? Best-Selling Author, International Speaker, and Psychotherapist Patti Ashley, Ph.D., LPC, discusses how we can emerge from these trying times with hope and transform grief and fear into love and grace.

An important interview that deals with personal loss of many kinds, Patti will discuss the five stages of grief, how grief and fear have similar nervous system responses, as well as how to talk to children about death and dying and other types of grief they might be experiencing in these turbulent times.

07/13/2020

Love Skills: Keys for Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love

Show Guest: Linda Carroll

Falling in love is never a straight line to “happily ever after.” Relationships go through seasons of change, renewal, darkness, and light. So promises long-time therapist and couple’s coach Linda Carroll, author of Love Skills: The Key to Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love.

The heart of Carroll’s teachings — and the heart of Love Skills — comes from the Love Cycles model, which explains that relationships develop in predictable stages — The Merge, Doubt and Denial, Disillusionment, The Decision, and Wholehearted Love-— each of which presents its own challenges.  Join as Linda shares how Love Skills offers a do-it-yourself version of a highly effective workshop program which addresses both small troubles and the more serious dilemmas of communication gridlock, betrayal, and seemingly intractable differences, while providing a road map for traveling this rewarding and challenging path.”

07/06/2020

F*cked At 40a; Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy & Stretch Marks
Show Guest: Tova Leigh

Tova Leigh breaks out of the ‘mom box’ in her candid appraisal of marriage, fidelity, sexuality, parenting, and body image. She boldly dares to challenge expectations of women in society today, exposes hard truths, demands authenticity, and encourages us all to breathe new air and shout HERE I AM. This book is a rallying cry for every woman that has ever felt trapped in a life she didn’t sign up for and can barely recognize.

June 2020

06/28/2020

The Celestine Prophecy Inspiration Tour

Show Guest: James Redfield, Author of both – “The Twelfth Insight”, and Mega Bestseller: “The Celestine Prophecy”

James Redfield, author of the NY Times Bestseller, The Celestine Prophecy, says something beautiful is happening. “The world is moving from receiving spiritual insights to living in the Consciousness of our lives.” In an effort to help a world gripped by hate and corruption on all sides, a growing wave of Consciousness is sweeping the planet — as multi-generations are again reading and passing The Celestine Prophecy to others.

Join us as for the not-to-be-missed show as James once again shares The Celestine Vision - the potential for a life marked by a higher Spiritual Connection and all that flows from it, an intuitive guidance, a flow of Synchronicity, and ultimately, a destiny that leads us to help make the world better and more enlightened. During the interview, he will also speak about his upcoming “The Celestine Prophecy Inspiration Tour” and the 12 Insights from his Celestine series.

06/22/2020

The United States of Opioids -Virus Pandemic or Drug Pandemic - Which is the Greater Threat?

Show Guest: Harry Nelson

Co-Host: Dr. Matthew Polacheck

For over a decade, Harry Nelson has been the leading legal expert on prescribing practices, pain treatment, addiction and behavioral health. He has become known for turning healthcare safety disasters into learning opportunities out of which safer, better healthcare can emerge. The founder of L.A.’s largest healthcare firm, Nelson Hardiman, Nelson advises government regulators and policymakers on most sensitive and challenging emerging health policy issues.

In his latest book, The United States of Opioids, Nelson delivers critical insights about the Opioid Crisis, along with a roadmap for strategies for the way out. He shares an essential and fascinating history of how opioid addiction grew roots into our culture, and lays out the case for why we cannot afford to continue our current, failing approach to pain management and opioid addiction. 

06/15/2020

You Were NOT Born to Suffer: Overcome Fear, Insecurity and Depression and Love Yourself Back to Happiness, Confidence and Peace
Show Guest: Blake D. Bauer

In this life-changing book Blake D. Bauer explains why depression, addiction, physical illness, unfulfilling work, and relationship problems are caused by years of hiding your true emotions, denying your life purpose, and living in fear.

Having already helped thousands of people around the world find lasting solutions that conventional medicine, psychiatry or religion couldn't offer, this book will show you how to free yourself from the destructive thoughts, habits and situations that are stopping you from being happy and well.

In simple practical steps you’ll learn how to slow down and create a healthier relationship to yourself that is based on acceptance, kindness, honesty and self-worth. You’ll also find out how to transform the stress, anxiety and insecurity that result from constantly trying to please others into lasting confidence, self-respect and inner peace.

06/08/2020

Perception: Seeing Is Not Believing, It Is Time to Evolve

Show Guest: James Purpura

Feeling abandoned by everyone and everything, filled with self-hate and rage at the world, James turned to drugs and then petty theft to fuel his addictions. Then he found himself in prison, locked up in solitary confinement.

Depressed, bulimic, hopeless, running away from an abusive relationship, and suffering through decades of silence after being sexually abused as a child, Steph found herself alone in a hotel room. She tied a rope around her neck, dropped to the floor, and everything went black. Two people in crisis, worlds apart, independently arrived at the same conclusion. Own your life, or lose it!

In their new book and film entitled Perception: Seeing is Not Believing, James and Steph Purpura recount in raw detail how those tragic events became the catalyst for dramatic life changes that brought them together, and their discovery of the keys to unlocking their perceptions, challenging their beliefs, and changing their behaviors.

According to James, "Everything you are, everything you see, everything you experience, is determined by perception. In our interview, James notes: "This book is not meant to be a personal development book; it is meant to create a fundamental shift inside you by redefining the way you think about all your experiences, and reshaping how you experience your life. It doesn't matter where you are currently in your life, whether you are at the top of your field, just getting started, or somewhere in between. If you take the time to fully understand the concepts and apply them to your life, you will achieve a level of self-mastery you never dreamed possible. It is time to rise up and experience your life to the fullest. It is time to evolve."

06/01/2020

COVID-19 Special - MANScript Surviving & Thriving During Relationship Stress
Show Guest: Julia Keys

COVID-19 has put extraordinary personal and financial stress on couple's worldwide! The MANScript is the ultimate guide to surviving and thriving during and after a variety of situations, including experiencing infidelity.

 

Together, Julia Keys (wife of sports presenter Richard Keys) and her best friend Jacqui Coles, work to help people with relationship issues. Julia’s aim has always been to enable people to move on with their lives in a positive manner, because all too often the person cheated on has experienced the devastating impact that ill health, loss, betrayal and other events can have on a person’s self-esteem. Supporting women, men, and families at a time of crisis has been paramount to Julia’s work.

 

There IS a script to infidelity, it’s repeated time and time again, and this book will help you identify the MANScript…and more. Both Julia and Jacqui have written this essential self-help book from their personal and professional experiences in counselling, nursing and psychotherapy.

May 2020

05/28/2020

Project Phoenix! To hire forgotten freelancers currently unemployed by Covid-19

Show Guest: Elizabeth Blake-Thomas

Elizabeth Blake-Thomas, an Award-winning Director and Philanthropist, as well as Founder of Mother & Daughter Entertainment, has formed Project Phoenix, which with your help, will provide up to 350 jobs to freelance workers in the film industry

 These jobs will provide workers a steady income so they can pay their everyday bills. Virtual pre-production will begin once funds for the first movie are pledged, providing immediate paychecks for each worker. Project Phoenix is also a platform to produce new and needed entertainment content that brings hope, inspiration, and positive messages to all during these unsteady times.

05/25/2020

TRAUMA Recovery! Using the Body's Own Energy for Healing
Show Guest: Lisa Erickson

Who knew that women's energetics are distinctly different from men's? And that knowing the way to re-energize specific chakras that are different in women's bodies can not only improve health and help you navigate the world better, but heal sexual trauma? Lisa Erickson did! In her groundbreaking book Chakra Empowerment for Women: Self-Guided Techniques for Healing Trauma, Owning Your Power & Finding Overall Wellness, this highly-regarded workshop leader, blogger and energy worker brings forth her discoveries from her years of working with women looking for answers to intractable problems.

Learning to work with the differences in her energy body can be life-changing for a woman. Chakra Empowerment for Women is a guide to the feminine energetic technology within. Lisa has created 12 chakra tools that she has termed "Empowerments." A critical part of the book and the Empowerments, is the ability to bring all of this to bear on real-world experiences for women.

05/18/2020

ASK! The Bridge From Your Dreams to Your Destiny

Show Guests: Mark Victor Hansen & Crystal Dwyer Hansen

Your dreams become your destiny when you learn the secret art of asking! Most people have beautiful dreams deep inside—the things they would like to have, the relationships they’d love to enjoy, and the wellness and well-being that would help them express their best, in every way. But often those dreams lie buried inside us. Hidden by fear or unworthiness or a lack of awareness of what could be. Asking is the only language to which the Universe can deliver a solution, understanding, illumination, or a plan.

There are three distinct channels through which we can ask: Ask Yourself, Ask Others, and Ask God.
Mark Victor Hansen and Crystal Dwyer Hansen’s new book, ASK! The Bridge From Your Dreams to Your Destiny, is a self-help journey about learning the art and science of asking questions and how it can completely transform your life. It starts by introducing the idea of a bridge that leads from your dreams to your destiny. Join us in a revolutionary concept at a time we need it most … as Mark and Crystal describe how ASK! opens a portal to rekindling those dreams and moving through them toward your greatest destiny—with a simple tool that everyone has at their disposal once they learn to use it through the ASK! journey

05/11/2020

BOY CRISIS IN AMERICA! Suicide and much, much more!

Show Guest: John Gray, PhD

John Gray, PhD, co-author of Boy Crisis with Warren Farrell, PdD, declare that dad-deprivation is a significant predictor of the increasing rate of male suicide, drug overdose, obesity and withdrawal into video game addiction. It even predicts by age 9 a shorter life expectancy as determined by shorter telomeres, protective end caps of chromosomes.

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell revealed on CBS’ “60 Minutes” the peril posed by “young males”. He stated, “In my half-century of research on boys and men, I have discovered that there is, in fact, a boy crisis, that it is a global crisis, and that it is particularly egregious in America."

According to Gray and Farrell, it is a crisis of mental health. They also contend that it is also a crisis of education. Worldwide, 60% of the students who achieve less than the baseline level of proficiency in any of the three core subjects of the Program for the International Assessment are boys. Even boys’ IQs are dropping.

05/04/2020

Meet the Guy Who Has Been Married 24 times! Having a Marriage of Greatness and Living Life to the Full

Show Guest: Evan Money, PhD

“Many men can make a fortune, very few can build a family” as William Jennings Brian says and Evan & his bride whole heartily agree. Both being born and raised in Southern California they only saw three options as a married couple, you could be Married and Miserable, Divorced and Desperate or Single and Cynical. The moment they were married, Evan & Susan Money committed to creating a marriage of greatness and living happily ever after.

They discovered along their journey of extreme financial lows, non-understanding parents and building business from the ground up, that living happily ever after wasn’t a place to be discovered, rather it was a place they created. Evan Money shares how having a Marriage of Greatness is the foundation for true success in all the other areas of life. Greatness is often equated with athletics, business and financial success. Yet the greatest success and legacy we can leave is our heath and relationships.

April 2020

04/27/2020

After Quarantine: Stop the Stress and Overeating NOW!

Show Guest: Deborah Kesten

One in two Americans—over 133 million people—suffer from chronic health conditions, many of which are linked to food choices. After 25 years of research, Deborah Kesten, MPH and Larry Scherwitz, PhD discovered that the optimal healing diet is not only about what you eat, but also about why, how, and with whom you eat.

It is about developing a relationship to food and eating that nourishes your physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being. Whole Person Integrative Eating is a comprehensive personal system that combines modern nutritional science with ancient food wisdom to help you transform your relationship with food and eating and promote weight loss, health, and healing.

04/20/2020

During & After Quarantine! Out of Control Kids - Get ANSWERS!
Christine Baumgartner Interviews Ashley Miller, MD & Adele Lafrance, PhD

With a dose of humor and plenty of real-life examples, Miller and Lafrance guide listeners to ‘build a bridge’ into your child’s world to make sense of their emotions and behavior.

Suitable for parents, grandparents and other caregivers of children and pre-teens, this show will give answers and provide more insight into their new guidebook "What to Say to Kids When Nothing Seems to Work", an accessible resource for efficiently navigating the twists, turns, and sometimes total chaos of life with kids.

04/13/2020

The Silver Miracle: Why Silver is The Greatest Tool For Restoring & Protecting Health

Show Guest: Gordon Pedersen

When Dr. Gordon Pedersen learned of a village in Ghana that was losing an entire generation of children to malaria, he was convinced he had a solution. So, at his own expense, he flew there and treated 900 of them with a silver solution over five days. And indeed, every child treated with the silver was completely clear of the disease at the end of the week, as he reported in a leading medical journal.

However, the colloidal silver solution available then was acidic, which left the body open to further inflammation and invitation to pathogens. A delivery vehicle was also needed that could be ingested daily as a preventative, not just treatment for illness. Pedersen then developed, The Silver Miracle: Why Silver is The Greatest Tool For Restoring & Protecting Health, to change the world’s health. From women suffering from yeast, vaginal, urinary tract infections, to cold and flu victims to people steeped in mold from natural disasters, and people just wanting to stay healthy and stave off disease, Dr. Pedersen’s Structured Silver Liquid (under the brand My Doctor Suggests.) is having a massive impact.

Says Pedersen: “Our mission is that everyone should be able to make an educated decision about their health. The name of the company Mr. Doctor Suggests means that people will then become their own doctors and they will suggest to themselves something that they have been educated on. For us, that means we get to save the world one person at a time as they learn our message.”

04/06/2020

Don’t Go Crazy Without Me: Living with A Parent Who Went from Neurotic to Full-Blown Psychotic

Show Guest: Deborah Lott

Don't Go Crazy Without Me tells the tragicomic coming of age story of a girl who grew up under the seductive sway of her outrageously eccentric father. He taught her how to have fun; he also taught her to fear food poisoning, other children’s infectious diseases, and the contaminating propensities of the world at large.

Alienated from her emotionally distant mother, the girl bonded closely with her father and his worldview. When he plunged from neurotic to full-blown psychotic, she nearly followed him. Saving herself would require an unconventional reading of Moby Dick and entry into the larger world of political activism as a volunteer in Robert F. Kennedy’s Presidential campaign. After attending his last stop at the Ambassador Hotel the night of his assassination, she would come to a new reckoning with loss and with engagement beyond the confines of her family. Ultimately, she would find a way to turn her grief into love.

March 2020

03/30/2020

The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go From Here

Show Guest: Hope Jahren, Ph.D.

Dr. Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. The Story of More is her impassioned open letter to humanity as we stand at the crossroads of survival and extinction.

Jahren celebrates the long history of our enterprising spirit—which has tamed wild crops, cured diseases, and sent us to the moon—but also shows how that spirit has created excesses that are quickly warming our planet to dangerous levels.

She explains the current and projected consequences of greenhouse gases—from superstorms to rising sea levels—and the science-based tools that could help us fight back. The Story of More illuminates the link between our consumption habits and our endangered earth, showing us how we can use less and share more.

03/23/2020

Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma

SHOW GUEST: Elizabeth A. Stanley, PhD

Stress is our internal response to an experience that our brain perceives as threatening or challenging. Trauma is our response to an experience in which we feel powerless or lacking agency. Until now, researchers have treated these conditions as different, but they actually lie along a continuum. In Widen the Window, Dr. Elizabeth Stanley explains the significance of this continuum, how it affects our resilience in the face of challenge, and why an event that’s stressful for one person can be traumatizing for another.

This groundbreaking book examines the cultural norms that impede resilience in America and how we can widen the window within which our thinking brain and survival brain work together cooperatively. When we use awareness to regulate our biology this way, we can access our best, uniquely human qualities: our compassion, courage, curiosity, creativity, and connection with others. By building our resilience, we can train ourselves to make wise decisions and access choice–even during times of incredible stress, uncertainty, and change.

With stories from men and women Dr. Stanley has trained in settings as varied as military bases, healthcare facilities, and Capitol Hill, as well as her own striking experiences with stress and trauma, she gives readers hands-on strategies they can use themselves, whether they want to perform under pressure or heal from traumatic experience, while at the same time pointing our understanding in a new direction.

03/16/2020

Your Divine Human Blueprint: Cellular Neo-Genesis

SHOW GUEST: Julie Renee Doering

If you've been thinking that your short-term memory loss--those moments when you just can't remember a word, a name or where you parked the car--are just the start of a downhill slide, then a new Cellular Neo-Genesis Brain Study from brain rejuvenation expert Julie Renee Doering will be a revelation!

This remarkable 6-month study shows that memory loss can easily be reversed even in early stage dementia! Using a protocol that she developed, Doering guided 200 study participants ages 40-75 to 26% memory improvement, and 37% improvement in mental outlook (vibrancy vs. depression), experienced a 33% improvement in sleeping better, nearly 19% had a reduction of headaches, and those who had speech difficulties improved by more than 15%.

Julie Renee has been lauded globally for her medically documented DNA obliteration technique that removes harmful DNA.  A mentor to the mentors, she works such luminaries as Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, actress Barbara Niven and a host of other celebrities. She will soon be seen regularly on the long-running PBS series Creative Living and currently offers more than 150 trainings and 180 transformative meditations.

03/02/2020

Downsizing the Blended Home: When Two Households Become One

Show Guest: Marni Jameson

Marni Jameson’s new book, Downsizing the Blended Home is a special book to help those who are merging their hearts, lives, and homes. When merging households, one plus one needs to equal . . . one. The path toward that fundamental fact, however, is not so easy.
 
With the same warm, narrative tone that made Downsizing the Family Home such a success—and using her own story of marriage and merger in midlife as a backdrop—Marni Jameson guides you through the turf wars and transitions, so you understand what matters and what doesn’t, and can discover a style that suits you both.

Along the way she interviews psychologists, designers, and couples who’ve made it through the process, passing along tips, tricks, and marriage-bolstering advice.Since something’s got to give—and you don’t want it to be the relationship—Downsizing the Blended Home is here to help you meet the challenge of figuring out what to keep, what to let go of, and what to create together.

February 2020

02/24/2020

NEW RULES OF DIVORCE: 12 Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness

Show Guest: Jacqueline Newman

You can waste vast amounts of money by hiring the wrong lawyer while engaging in a high conflict divorce. Newman shows people the playbook and provides real tactics for breaking up in a more humane fashion.” - ALEC BALDWIN, actor, producer, New York Times bestselling author of You Can’t Spell America Without Me, and Nevertheless.

People’s understanding of what to expect in a divorce is based on decades-old TV tropes and dated advice that passes for conventional wisdom. In this environment, how could anyone expect to walk away from a broken marriage without losing your mind or breaking the bank?
Elite New York City divorce attorney Jacqueline Newman is here to help, sharing her secrets from over two decades in the trenches. The New Rules of Divorce of Divorce: I2 Secrets to Protecting Your Wealth, Health, and Happiness is the first definitive guide for navigating modern divorce, full of advice to help.

02/17/2020

How to Suffer... in 10 easy steps   
Show Guest: William Arntz

Exactly! We all suffer, and yet rarely do we address the issue directly. The one thing everyone does is rarely talked about. We talk about the external: events and peoples and conditions that create suffering, but hardly ever talk about the internal: the state of suffering itself.  Bringing suffering out of the closet and into the light is what this book is all about.
 
Author William Arntz takes on the self-help world with his irreverent, poignant and insightful book on the topic, How to Suffer... in 10 Easy Steps, which drives so much of what we all do: Suffer. While self-help promises success, love and abundance in 5, 7 or 10 easy steps, it fails to deliver more often than not. Whereas the only thing that is easy to do is suffer. We all do it and we all don’t want to. It’s that easy. But by seeing how we easily fall into suffering, one can take steps to knock it off. Following the easy steps are the slippery steps to end suffering. Yes, we all fall into suffering, but there are ways to get out of the rut. Buddha kicked the suffering habit, why not us?

02/10/2020

Recovery Shark Tank: Where Solution-Focused Addiction Recovery Ideas are Creating an Exciting Narrative in Health Care

Show Guests: Denise Klein & Candy Finnigan

Recovery Shark Tank Is not affiliated with the television show in any way. It is a truly philanthropic community-based endeavor sponsored by Milestones Ranch Malibu social workers to showcase “budding entrepreneurs” in the recovery industry. Contestants will be able to share their wonderful solution focused ideas for addiction recovery.

Celebrities, doctors, social workers, nurses, interventionists, and surprise “entrepreneurial guest sharks” will be the judges at the Malibu Play Theatre for this one -of-a-kind unique opportunity to make our recovery community stronger as we offer strength and hope to people suffering from addiction and their families.

02/03/2020

The Evolved Masculine: Be the Man the World Needs and the One She Craves

Show Guest: Destin Gerek

Every Crisis Has an Answer. The public spotlight showcasing what not to do or be as a man has a new level of severity, but few role models are lighting the way forward. Drawing on his 20-year career as a sexuality and leadership coach for men, Destin Gerek brings the full tour de force of his extraordinary lived experience as the Erotic Rockstar and acclaimed professional expertise to create inspiring new models of possibility for men.

Destin spearheads this new paradigm through the compelling (and at times explicit) personal stories and practical proven techniques in this book, which show men how to have greater confidence, more and better sex, and hotter, more satisfying relationships with women. Evolution has taught us that it is neither the strongest nor the most intelligent that survive, it is those who are most adaptable to change. Men are being called to rise, to redefine their roles. And, amid this "crisis of masculinity," the men committed to walking the Evolved Masculine path are leading the way.

January 2020

01/27/2020

Peace, Love, Action! Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z

Show Guest: Tanya Zabinski

Peace, Love, Action! is an invitation to young readers to roll up their sleeves, get inspired, and take action to build a sustainable, just, and loving world. Peace, Love, Action! is an illustrated, illuminated A-Z of everyday actions that directly make a peaceful, fun, and vibrant world. With original artworks bringing each action to life, “make friends,” “go local,” “cooperate,” “forgive” –seemingly small deeds can really add up!

“Peace Love Action! perfectly embodies one of the key messages that I am always trying to get across to children around the world—that every day we live on this planet, we make some impact—and we have a choice as to what sort of difference we make.” Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, UN Messenger of Peace.

01/20/2020

Celebrating Martin Luther King’s Birthday: His Vision of the Our Children’s Future & Peace He Dreamt for All!

Show Guest: Mike Majik Boyd

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday celebrates the life of a man who brought healing to America. His revolutionary spirit which was taught through example, demonstrated that change can happen when we choose to live in the values of courage, truth, justice, compassion, unconditional love, forgiveness and nonviolence.

Our guest today, singer songwriter Mike "Majik" Boyd, is another visionary who like Dr. King knew that it wasn’t enough just to talk the talk, that he had to walk the walk for his words to be credible. With all the unrest presently plaguing our society – wars, guns, racism, greed, etc., Mike brings us a new song that has all the answers. That song is “Stop the War”.

Join us today as Mike discusses how Dr. King inspired his life and how in the current environment it is a more critical time than ever to spread the message of peace.

01/13/2020

Working Together To End Homelessness

Show Guests: Erin Thompson & Rob Danson

As homeless numbers spike in LA, more and more organizations are seeking volunteers to help battle the epidemic. Erin Thompson from Inner City Law Center’s Homeful.LA and Rob Danson from Food on Foot will discuss how you can volunteer to help our homeless neighbors in need.

As one of the leading online hubs for volunteering, advocating and donating towards homeless prevention in Los Angeles, Inner City Law Center’s Homeful.LA links eager Los Angeles County residents who want to make a difference with homeless organizations including the nonprofit Food on Foot. Volunteers with Food on Foot distribute nutritious meals and clothing to approximately 150 homeless and low-income individuals every Sunday in Hollywood. They empowers homeless people to earn their way off the streets with an astounding 85% success rate. Graduates from their jobs and housing program leave the streets with a full-time job, a fully-furnished apartment, a life-skills education and a huge boost in confidence.

01/06/2020

When I Got Out: After Incarceration – When the Live Before and the Live Now, Collide

Show Guest: Peter Seth

Once in a while a novel comes along that profoundly touches on a topic that is tragic, socially taboo, and at the same time as “real” as it gets.  

Imagine being one of those young people, who through a series of bad choices in friends, finds himself or herself convicted and imprisoned for being an accessory to a very serious crime. Now, fast-forward years to the day of your release and imagine what you would do when you got out. Can you?

It our interview with Peter Seth, he will share the in-depth research he compiled when constructing this stunning sequel to his best-selling novel, What it Was Like. When I Got Out is chilling, thrilling and deeply touching, all at the same time as Peter weaves a story filled with challenges many ex-cons experience when the world they left behind, and the world they never knew, collide.

December 2019

12/30/2019

Harnessing Darkness: Expressing Mental Illness Through Poetry
Show Guest: Caleb Woods

Harnessing Darkness traces the struggle of living with mental illness. Through sections aptly titled Birth, Life, Death, and Rebirth, Caleb Woods gives readers the experience of what it’s like to live in the mind of someone who struggles with a roller coaster of emotions on a daily basis.

Receiving five-star reviews on Amazons, one reader shared, “As a high school English teacher, I love finding poetry that can and will speak to my students. This book is totally relatable to so many young people today and the struggles they face. Caleb takes the reader through the trials of mental illness with an honest and transparent voice. Both heart-breaking and poignant, this book speaks for those who struggle with depression but don’t know how to articulate it. This will become a staple for readers in my classroom.”

12/23/2019

From the best of "Answers for the Family": You Got This! Creating a Fulfilling Life and Reaching Your Highest Potential as a Modern Mom

SHOW GUEST: Ally Loprete

A lifelong cheerleader’s guide to owning your truth, creating a fulfilling life and reaching your highest potential as a modern mom. Whether stuck in a circumstance, blocked from introspection or seeking deeper purpose, You Got This! is a call for inspired action and reverence of personal triumph. It’s a permission slip to courageously celebrate all of life’s journeys, rebel against societal expectations, and discover the unabashed self-truth that will lead to powerful personal transformations and spiritual enlightenment.

You Got This! is an honorable and brutally visible chronicle of a former cheerleader and current mom’s perspective –written in a language that will especially resonate with today’s modern parent — unleashing the true grit of what it takes to reach ones highest potential and as well as the top of the pyramid.

12/09/2019

Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude: Returning to Hope and Joy from a Shattered Life―Sam’s Love Story

Show Guest:  Kris Francoeur

When your life is shattered in an instant, can conscious and deliberate gratitude and connection to nature help you find joy and hope again? Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude follows the first thirty months after Sam Francoeur’s death from an accidental opiate (prescription) overdose. His mother, Kris Francoeur, shares her journey from the first crushing days to her eventually being able to find light, joy, and hope again through the practices of conscious and deliberate gratitude, unconditional acceptance of others, and making strong connections to the natural world. Her story helps to grieve families feel that hope and joy will return, no matter how devastating and permanent loss.

Of Grief, Garlic and Gratitude approaches grief with both a very clear understanding of the realities of the process and also shares a very personal and honest account of living with grief. It presents healing and hope without relying on religion, formal psychotherapy, or pharmaceutical resources. Kris’s story reminds readers that even as people struggle with mental health issues and addiction, they can still bring joy and love to the world, and everyone is worthy of love and acceptance.

12/02/2019

How to Raise Kids Who Love Their Bodies

Show Guest: Dana Suchow

We are currently living in an epidemic of self-hate, where children as young as four years old begin to compare themselves to others in unhealthy ways. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), by the age of 10, over 80% of girls and boys are afraid of being fat! Entering their teens years, over 50% of girls and nearly 33% of boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives. 53% of 13-year-old American girls are unhappy with their bodies. This number grows to 78% by the time girls reach 17.

Dina Borzekowski, professor at Johns Hopkins school of public health notes: “Social media may have a stronger impact on children’s body image than traditional media. "She also emphasizes that children most at risk are those with more exposure to media messages and less exposure to rational, clear messages from supportive adults. As an eating disorder survivor, our guest Dana Suchow, who an award-winning speaker and coach, knows firsthand how harmful these thoughts and messages can be to young minds, and she works tirelessly to help parents stop eating disorders in children before they start. Dana will discuss topics that contribute to eating disorders, such as bullying, depression and anxiety, social media usage and more. She will share powerful tools parents can implement right away to help kids know they are loved and accepted regardless of what their body looks like.

November 2019

11/25/2019

Thanksgiving Special!
Kindness and Gratitude for 2019 and Beyond

SHOW GUEST: Gabriella van Rij

Gabriella van Rij, founder of the Dare To Be Kind movement, has been on the road filming since early November. She began her travels on the West Coast, Los Angeles, on November 1st, and has been working her way through Arizona, Albuquerque, Oklahoma, and then up toward the East Coast. She is interviewing not-for-profit associations and people from all walks of life who have taken up the Dare To Be Kind challenge of 1 act of kindness in a 2-mile radius—to highlight to everyone how kindness begins in your own home and neighborhood.

Through showcasing people who took their pain and made it into their greatest strength–the strength that enables them to help others—we can create safer communities, healthier relationships and make the shift from the “bystander syndrome” to becoming an active participant in the transformation that occurs when one takes the time and Dares to be Kind!

11/18/2019

Loving Out Loud: The Power of a Kind Word

Show Guest: Robyn Spizman

Ever While it can be easy to feel like it is impossible to make a positive difference in these divisive times, the enclosed advance reading copy of Loving Out Loud: The Power of a Kind Word by beloved television personality and New York Times bestselling author Robyn Spizman promises that our words can go a long way in that regard, especially when we share them out loud.
“I wrote this book to share the magic of loving life and each other out loud,” writes Robyn. “It isn’t just love in the romantic sense of the word, but rather the ability to profess out loud feelings we have when we adore, cherish, or care about someone or something. In the pages that follow, you’ll discover the secret to a life well lived. How every day we can wake up joyful, stay positive, and set a little love in motion.”

“Let this book be your road map to a life well lived. It celebrates how the power of a generous thought and loving-kindness is transformative,” writes Robyn. “I’ve seen it change lives, build better relationships, and make a person smile from the inside out. I’ve watched how parents and children have formed lasting bonds, and friends and family have reunited. By loving out loud and ‘saying’ it forward, we can rest assured we are doing our best to be a blessing to family, friends, and those around us.”

11/11/2019

Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out When You or Your Friend Is in Crisis

Show Guest: Kristi Hugstad

Ever since author Kristi Hugstad’s husband, after years of struggling with clinical depression, completed suicide in 2012 by running in front of a train, she has dedicated her life to helping to abolish the stigma of mental illness and suicide. That mission is what inspired her to write Beneath the Surface: A Teen’s Guide to Reaching Out When You or Your Friend Is in Crisis, which speaks candidly to today’s youth — and the parents, teachers, and coaches who love them — about the anxiety, depression, and suicide attempts that far too often accompany the unique challenges that face their generation.

Writes Kristi, “This book also offers information on eating disorders, anxiety, substance abuse, self-harm, bullying, technology addiction, peer and academic pressures, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).”

Beneath the Surface includes real-life examples of young people who have suffered depression firsthand to help readers recognize the risk factors and warning signs and offers practical exercises to help them quickly and confidently identify whether they or someone they know are in need of help, and if so, what to do and where to go for it. Depression can strike anyone and does not discriminate. This book can save lives.

11/04/2019

Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture

Show Guest: Lisa Boucher
Guest Host: Seth Hall

Women tell me they drink because they have problems—the truth is that they have problems because they drink. The solution stares us in the face, but we don’t like the answer, so we move on to something else: antidepressants, therapy, self-help books, yoga, holistic healers—the list goes on . . . my God, just don’t tell me to quit drinking.

Lisa Boucher, author of Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture, asks real question that needs to be asked is how can you live a joyous, fulfilling life when alcohol—a depressant—gets invited along on every occasion? I am passionate about shifting the scales and helping women of all ages find their joy. Please join us as we travel on a journey with Lisa that is all about changing and saving lives. It’s all about Raising the Bottom

October 2019

10/28/2019

Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory

SHOW GUEST: Professor Carla Yanni

Against the backdrop of sweeping societal changes, communal living endured because it bolstered networking, if not studying. But housing policies often enabled discrimination according to class, race, and gender, despite the fact that deans envisioned the residence hall as a democratic alternative to the elitist fraternity. In "Living on Campus," Rutgers University Professor Carl Yanni focuses on the dormitory as a place of exclusion as much as a site of fellowship, and considers the uncertain future of residence halls in the age of distance learning.

10/21/2019

Write Your Stress Away: Tame the Tension in Your Life

Show Guests: Diane Price & Susan McCollum

Stress, whether an unconscious undercurrent in your life or a rampage of emotions, can make you sick if you don't manage it. You want to tame the tension in your life, but you don't know how. Write Your Stress Away is the place to start. The book introduces you to the revolutionary Write To Be Well four-step method proven to bring relief from stress and optimize your health, simply by writing. The book describes the research behind the method, instructs how to use it, includes compelling true-life stories from Write to Be Well users, and arms you with a unique tool to combat stress now and into the future.

10/14/2019

Thinner Leaner Stronger The Simple Science of Building The Ultimate Female Body

Show Guest: Michael Matthews

Losing fat and building lean muscle isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe
Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being constantly complimented on how you look and asked what the heck you're doing to see such startling improvements in your physique. Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, fewer aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day. Imagine looking in the mirror and thinking “I’m glad I did” and not “I wish I had.”

The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood babe body” without having your life revolve around it. In Michael Matthew's latest book: Thinner Leaner Stronger The Simple Science of Building The Ultimate Female Body, you will find the exact formula of exercise and eating that makes losing 10 to 15 pounds of fat while building lean, sexy muscle a breeze.

10/07/2019

Kaizen for Couples: Smart Steps to Save, Sustain and Strengthen Your Relationship

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Rhoberta Shaler

Your relationship with your partner is foundational to your life and well-being. Whether you are currently in a long-term relationship, just beginning what could be one, or wanting to ensure you don’t repeat old patterns in your next one, Kaizen For Couples will prove to be the step-by-step guide to unfolding love, trust and emotional intimacy in healthy ways that you have been searching for.

According to the author of the book and founder of the Kaizen For Couples Program, Dr. Rhoberta Shaler, even if things feel distant, rocky, broken, or hopeless right now, by embracing the refreshing new approach that Kraizen for Couples offers, it is possible to build, or rebuild, blame-free, game-free, and non-manipulative relationships.

September 2019

09/30/2019

Healing Family Dynamics Through Healthy and Effective Communication

Show Guests: Rachel Kove and Seth Hall

Rachel Kove and Seth Hall join us to discuss how the life coaches at Transformational Solutions help coach their clients on how to have effective communication skills. How unhealthy relationship dynamics can turn into shame, which is at the root of many addictions.

If individuals can learn to actively listen in order to understand one another, rather than listen just to respond, a healthy dynamic can be restored. People need to feel seen and heard in their exchanges with one another. How this takes place is when one feels validated, valued, and safe to express themselves. Feeling safe to communicate is essential for someone to openly and honestly share their thoughts and feelings. How one can effectively do this is what will be discussed during the interview.

09/23/2019

Shlep: Finding Healing on Horseback in the Lower 48

Show Guest: Kathy Burns

When Kathy decides to leave her abusive marriage, she is 59 years old. She feels completely stuck with her husband hiding his assets from the court, angry children, and impossible rental prices. There is something, though, that makes her feel at least halfway sane: riding horses. So, with a truck and horse trailer paid for with money borrowed from her dad, Kathy decides to hit the road. She plans to ride in every state in the US mainland and names her journey SHLEP: Soul-searching, Home-seeking, Liberating Equestrian, Party.

She experiences the death of both her parents, re-bonding with her sister, and making peace with her three children. She meets like-minded women with similar stories who help her, and in turn, are inspired by her. Perhaps most importantly, Kathy renews her relationship with God and strengthens her faith.

09/16/2019

The Body Awareness Workbook for Trauma: Release Trauma from Your Body, Find Emotional Balance, and Connect with Your Inner Wisdom

Show Guest: Julie Brown Yau
Guest Co-host: Dennis Klein

There is a piercing epidemic of trauma in the world today. Every few days there are reports of another tragedy, of more lives lost to gun violence, loved ones and family homes lost to floods, hurricanes, or fires. Women have come to speak openly about the trauma of sexual assault, and we are finally talking openly about the trauma inflicted on people of color, on transgender people, and immigrants. But now that this trauma is out in the open, how do we heal?

Dr. Julie Brown Yau presents us with a challenge, “If you’re ready to move past your trauma and rediscover your body’s innate capacity for healing, growth, vitality, and joy, this unique guide will help light the way. The mind-body approach in this book is designed to guide you away from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma and toward post-traumatic growth. Using these exercises, you’ll learn how to reconnect and relate to your body—and yourself as a whole—in a new and healthy way.”

09/09/2019

On the Horizon – a Successful Treatment for New and Old Chronic Traumatic Brain Injuries

Show Guest: Dr. John Michael

Guest Co-Host: Dr. John Dewitt

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons, describes a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a blow to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. The trauma to society is that about 1.7 million cases of TBI occur in the U.S. every year.

Enter oSLO, Oxidized SLO, is an oxidized variation of a genetically engineered clone of streptolysin-O (SLO), the bacterial toxin which causes strep throat pain. oSLO’s targeted treatment is for chronic traumatic brain injury (cTBI), potentially reversing many of the cognition, motor, memory, mood, and personality deficits that define this condition.

Join us as Dr. John Michael, President of Resolys Bio, the creator of oSLO shares how physicians at Brown University have been the first to apply the technology treat approximately 25 patients with cTBI over the last 3+ years. The results, oSLO has proven completely safe for every patient and reversed the condition in 90% of those treated. One patient sums up this miracle by saying, “It gave me my life back!”

09/02/2019

From the best of "Answers for the Family": Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine: Integrating Natural, Eastern and Western Approaches

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Elson Haas

Many years in the making, Dr. Elson Haas’ new book Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine provides for better health with a deep understanding of what creates disease in the body-mind. The integration of Natural, Eastern, and Western medicines offers a clearer insight into many crucial factors that affect health and healing than any one system alone.

In a review by Patrick Hannaway MD – Medical Director, Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Hannaway states, “This book is essential education for all medical students and physicians, as well as anyone who has ever been (or will become) ill. Join us as Dr. Elson Haas’ describes his approach to move people into the more positive aspects of what he terms the ‘Disease-Health Continuum’ with better energy, vitality and creativity, helping to create positive health outcome for individuals, families and for the planet on which we all depend.

August 2019

08/26/2019

One Teenager at a Time: Developing Self-Awareness and Critical Thinking in Adolescents

Show Guest: Kari O'Driscoll

Guest Host: Britten Devereux
Co-Hosts: Rob Danson & Erin Thompson

Kari O'Driscoll's new book, One Teenager at a Time, is a social-emotional education manual for middle and high school educators. The curriculum contained in this book is innovative, creative, and draws on the most current research in education, mindfulness, and adolescent brain development. One Teenager at a Time will add a vital piece to the growth and development of middle and high school students as it offers them "soft skills" they will need as they navigate higher education and the workforce.

Kari offers her journey of motherhood and her expertise as a context for deploying these smart strategies with the ultimate goal of developing kind, resilient and good human beings.

08/19/2019

Love on Every Breath

Show Guest: Lama Palden Drolma

“‘Love on Every Breath’ is an ancient Tibetan Buddhist a meditation that combines breath, awareness, imagination, and an energetic transformation process,” writes author Lama Palden Drolma, who has been practicing Tonglen meditation for over forty years and teaching it for over thirty. “The meditation brings all these components together in a powerful way in order to open our hearts, to reveal and cultivate our kindness, love, compassion, and wisdom.”

The complete “Love on Every Breath” meditation consists of eight steps and is done as a sitting practice that takes forty-five minutes to an hour from start to finish, but the practice is highly adaptable and can be done “on-the-spot” in daily life as well as on the cushion. Lama Palden provides instructions for both in Love on Every Breath. She also provides a “non-Buddhist” variation for people from other traditions that can be easily adapted for the non-religious or for those of different religions.

08/12/2019

Healthy Habits Suck: How to Get Off the Couch and Live a Healthy Life, Even If You Don't Want To

Show Guest: Dayna Lee-Baggley, PhD

Salad instead of steak?  Working out?  Skipping that second or glass of wine?  Healthy habits are THE WORST. In our interview, Dr. Dayna Lee-Baggley, author of Healthy Habits Suck, describes the science of why we want the things we want (junk food), crave the things we crave (sugar), and dislike the things we dislike (exercise).

In this not-to-be-missed interview, Dayna shares how her funny, in-your-face guide, isn’t another book filled with instructions on how to “enjoy” exercise, or tips for making broccoli and kale taste as good as donuts and ice cream. What you will find are solid skills to help you actually do the healthy things you know you should be doing.

08/05/2019

Trapped by your Mind? Use NLP to let go of limiting beliefs and transform your world!
Show Guest: Razia Khan

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a set of tools which utilize the language of the mind to access the individuality of our thinking processes. This process, in turn, gives us control over our lives and the ability to transform our world, hence it is the study of excellence that every woman and man should know!

Razia Khan believes NPL enables and empowers people to realize and operate at their true potential. Join us as Razia explains how individuals, families, communities and societies can grow strong and flourish as they cultivate and embrace their independence and self-sufficiency. She encourages all of us to explore the power NLP as an important life-skills tool because it is easy to implement in our daily lives and its impact results in radical transformations. In short, NLP is a miraculous gift to mankind!

July 2019

07/29/2019

Ending the Sexless Marriage Epidemic: Living an Orgasmic Life - Heal Yourself and Awaken Your Pleasure

Show Guest: Xanet Pailet

Author Xanet Pailet notes - “I wrote Living An Orgasmic Life because I am passionate about helping individuals who feel broken reclaim their sexuality and pleasure, and transform their lives. I want women who are struggling with sex to understand that help is available and that they can have healthy, passionate sex lives.” Living An Orgasmic Life can help you rediscover the joy and pleasure of sex.

07/22/2019

The Promise of Wholeness: Cultivating Inner Peace, Mindfulness, and Love in a Divided World

Show Guest: Erik Ehrke

Henosis is the Greek word for oneness/unity. Since time immemorial this universal concept has been championed within traditional wisdom, ancient philosophy and theology. The psychoanalyst, Carl Jung referred our shared human experience with the phrase “collective unconscious,” while physicists use the term “quantum entanglement” to describe how every particle is inherently connected to the whole. The missing links between the wisdom of ancient philosophy and the startling insights within modern psychology to transform suffering, transcend circumstances, and increase our capacity for love are explored in Erik Ehrke's new book, The Promise of Wholeness: Cultivating Inner Peace, Mindfulness, and Love in a Divided World.

Emphasizing innovative teachings, and new critical exercises for infantile, childish, and adolescent stress responses, Ehrke offers powerful meditations and invaluable tools for bringing these concepts and strategies into everyday life. Here, eternal wisdom, sound psychological principles, and practical solutions come together in this handbook of consciousness; a truly helpful guide for anyone seeking lasting peace and well-being.

07/15/2019

Your Heart, My Hands: An Immigrant's Journey to Become One of America's Preeminent Cardiac Surgeons

Show Guest: Arun Singh

My Heart, My Hands: An encouraging and inspiring true story on how a boy from India overcame a difficult childhood and devastating hand injuries and became one of the most preeminent cardiac surgeons in U.S. history.

Faced with an entirely new culture, racism, and the lasting effects of disabling childhood injuries, through hard work and perseverance he overcame all odds. Dr. Singh reflects on his most memorable patients and his incredible personal life. Shared for the first time, these intimate and uplifting accounts, along with photos, will have you cheering for the underdog and appreciating the enduring determination of the human spirit.

07/08/2019

LIVING IN SIN:  Making Marriage Work between I Do and Death

Show Guest: Jason Micheli

“There’s a lot about love going around that is so insipid it’s disheartening. “Love is love,” I’m told, at which point I usually think, “No, no it isn’t; It’s about a whole lot more than you can imagine.” Jason Micheli, whose continual dance with death leaves him little room for sentiment, knows that love means vulnerability, risk, courage, and vomit stains on silk sheets. He also understands that God is somewhere in the preposterous action of humans saying, “I do, I’m in it for the long haul.” Facing death, the challenges and blessings of marriage come into focus.

Micheli shares how his marriage was tested by cancer, even pushed to the brink. But with faith and biblical insight, he describes how his illness puts a laser focus on what really matters in marriage: forgiveness, laughter, and more forgiveness. Living in Sin will be an inspiration and challenge to any married couple.

07/01/2019

Thrival in the Chemtrail Holocaust

Show Guest: Jana Dixon

In what can only be described as an "in-plain-site" attempt to manipulate our skies for the benefit of technology and weather manipulation, these harmless contrails have been rapidly replaced by their evil twin - chemtrails spewing aluminum and barium and other toxic to life chemical.

When asking if there is proof on the ground, the alarming new evidence can no longer be ignored. In 2008, samples around California's Lake Shasta were tested in a State Certified Lab following weeks of fly-overs and chemtrails. The results of the water samples showed 4,610,000 parts per million of aluminum - 4610 times the maximum contaminant level! The usually pristine snowpack from the Ski Bowl area of Mt. Shasta showed 61,000 parts per million of aluminum! 

In Jana Dixon's user-friendly manual, Thrival in the Chemtrail Holocaust: Youthifying From Within, she addresses everything you might wish to know about prevention, detoxification, recovery, and how we must create antioxidant and rejuvenating effects to stop and/or reverse these effects on our bodies.

June 2019

06/24/2019

PANIC FREE: New Book Offers a 10-Day Program to End Panic, Anxiety, and Claustrophobia

Show Guest: Tom Bunn

According to Tom Bunn, author of Panic Free, this condition and its close cousins anxiety and claustrophobia have long been problems without reliable solutions. In most cases, the estimated six million Americans who suffer with a panic disorder receive only marginal relief from psychotherapy (usually cognitive behavioral therapy), medication, or the two combined.

Panic Free claims the solution to panic is to train your unconscious procedural memory, located in the subcortex, to calm you automatically, by repeating the exercises in this book. It also includes specific instructions for dealing with common panic triggers such as MRIs, bridges, airplane travel, and tunnels. Because panic is a profoundly life-limiting problem, the program Bunn offers promises to be a real life-changer.

06/17/2019

From the best of "Answers for the Family" : Attitude Is Everything Foundation: Inspiring, educating and supporting troubled youth

Show Guests: Jesse LeBeau & Jennifer Polich

The Attitude Is Everything program provides a live presentation at K-12 schools as well as colleges across the country (and abroad) designed to inspire, educate and support troubled youth. Students learn valuable life lessons such as the importance of their own personal attitudes, taking responsibility for their lives, believing in themselves and the value of hard work as a means to help them focus on the importance of education, graduating from high school and pursuing a higher education and career paths.

Join us as Jesse and Jennifer describe how this program excels in driving home the life lessons students have been taught through its curriculum, helps them apply it to their lives, and teaches new principles specifically designed to help young people with the issues they face in today’s ever changing world.

06/10/2019

Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted

Show Guest: Kimberly Friedmutter

Subconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted is your guide to activating the raw power of your subconscious and create the life you’ve always wanted, using six essential lessons from Kimberly Friedmutter CHt, one of the world’s most renowned hypnotherapists.

Discover how to tap into your subconscious to manage stress, normalize sleep habits, quit smoking, build confidence, achieve fitness goals, overcome addictions, develop accountability, release bad habits, get motivated, and achieve peak performance.

06/03/2019

The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You: Command an Audience and Sell Your Way to Success

Show Guest: Lydia Fenet

When Lydia Fenet steps on stage for a charity auction, she knows how to captivate and sell to thousands of people—she’s raised over half a billion dollars for nonprofits globally. After all of her well-earned success, Lydia has crafted a manifesto to inspire, motivate, and push you to achieve your goals—and then set higher ones. Written in Lydia’s poised and relatable voice, THE MOST POWERFUL WOMAN IN THE ROOM IS YOU prepares readers with everything they need to know to successfully sell themselves in every facet of their lives, whether it be seeking a new career or promotion, selling a company, or improving their overall public speaking, networking, and negotiation skills.

May 2019

05/27/2019

The Shadows in My Heart:Overcoming Domestic Violence and Abuse

Show Guest: Mary Havens

Mary Havens shares her compelling story in, The Shadows in My Heart, where she unmasks the truth and tragic consequences of family secrets and mysteries. This groundbreaking autobiography, her lifelong quest, is about real people who inhabited a sleepy, peaceful Midwestern dairy farm in the Wisconsin Ocooch Mountains.

The Shadows in My Heart offers strength and hope to the women and men who endure the struggles associated with domestic violence and abuse and reassures them that it is indeed possible to create a better life. Not only is Mary's story a testament to that better life, it is irrefutable proof of the power of persistence, resilience, and love.

05/20/2019

26 Seconds: A film on the Horrors of Sex Trafficking Across the World

Show Guest: Kelly Galindo

One child every “26 Seconds” is trafficked globally, the majority ending up in the sex trade. “26 Seconds” documentary features the heartbreaking stories of children and women from vastly different cultures experiencing horrifically similar traumas.

It highlights the active efforts of survivors, other individuals and non-profit organizations to rescue more victims, raise awareness to those in power to affect change, and ultimately put a stop to this horrific, worldwide industry.

The film follows children and women from each of the film’s target countries: Thailand, Cambodia, India, Iraq, Mexico, East Africa and in the United States. The story is told through the survivors’ point of view, with support and additional perspective from expert testimony.

“26 Seconds” is a poignant and unapologetic documentary in its exposure of a grave global dilemma of human trafficking. It will deliver a compelling emotional journey in the hopes of raising worldwide awareness of this urgent issue, and will challenge each of us to stand up for innocent children and women all around the world.

05/13/2019

Treating Addiction and Preventing Chronic Illness

Show Guest: Britten Devereux

Britten Devereux, CEO of two companies, masters-level clinician and distress tolerance trainer, sees addiction from a different angle, one we can touch and heal. For Britten, it’s not just personal, it’s her professional commitment to inform the modern family on healthy attachment and values-driven connection.

According to Britten, if addiction treatment does not address our screens habits, think twice about the provider. She asks us, “Have you noticed your heart rate or muscle tension change when you focus on screens? Depending on the chosen stimuli – gaming, email, social media, whatever your screen distraction – may not provide the relief you need. Hard to accept when screens to do so much for us.”

Join us Britten shares how treating addiction requires self-awareness, which can be accessed after detox. With Space Before Change those in need find hope through an online service to treat their fear and addiction.

05/06/2019

CODEBREAKER: Discover the Password to Unlock the Best Version of You Book and Journal

Show Guest: Sandra and Daniel Biskind

These international bestselling authors, Sandra and Daniel Biskind (speakers, trainers and healers), have finally committed their full decoding process to paper in their new book CODEBREAKER: Discover the Password to Unlock the Best Version of You, and its perfect companion, The CODEBREAKER Journal. These go straight to the heart of recoding what blocks us from realizing our optimum life. They ask: "Imagine if we could eradicate the war between the ego mind's unconscious priorities and the soul's desire to be whole-to be the best version of who we are?" And indeed, they have done it!

April 2019

04/29/2019

Cultural Brilliance: The DNA of Organizational Excellence

Show Guest: Claudette Rowley

In her book Cultural Brilliance: The DNA of Organizational Excellence, culture expert and business catalyst Claudette Rowley offers organizations a detailed, step-by-step guide to intentionally assessing, designing, and integrating a brilliant culture that's iterative, with each success building upon previous successes. The result is an organization that continues to evolve-and one that quickly gains a competitive advantage.

With Cultural Brilliance as your guide, you'll harness the untapped potential in your business culture to solve common problems such as mistrust, low engagement, and overwhelming complexity. For leaders and investors, Cultural Brilliance will help retain and increase your organization's value as it merges, transforms, or scales.

Claudette Rowley shares how Cultural Brilliance heals cultures that no longer work well, establishes road maps for cultures to stay brilliant, and helps new enterprises create brilliant cultures right from the beginning. If you want to bring out the best in your people, or simply become a better leader, this book is your guide.

04/22/2019

From Surviving to Thriving - How Mindfulness Saved a Recovering Jerk

SHOW GUEST: Peter Callahan

When Peter, Copper Beech Institute’s Leadership & Engagement Director and founder of Fresh Perspectives, introduces himself in this manner, he’s not joking. He spent much of his youth compensating for his unhappiness by building an armor around himself that left him disconnected and unable to empathize.

“I realized I was so disconnected, but I didn’t know why,” Peter said. “I finally admitted I didn’t like the way I was and that I wanted to change and connect with others.” It was this desire for connection that launched him on a path of transformation and planted the seed for Peter’s own contemplative work, which eventually led him to Copper Beech Institute. Instead of living with armor that leaves him feeling alone, Peter is now focused on leading a compassionate and purposeful life. “I just want to create as many positive ripples as I can,” he shared with a smile.

In addition to his role of furthering Copper Beech’s work, Peter has partaken in the Institute’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course to further deepen his meditation practice and is pursuing MBSR teacher certification.

 

04/15/2019

My Gentle Barn: Creating a Sanctuary Where Animals Heal, and Children Learn to Hope

SHOW GUEST: Ellie Laks

Founder Ellie Laks started The Gentle Barn after adopting a sick goat from a run-down petting zoo in 1999. Some two hundred animals later (including chickens, horses, pigs, cows, rabbits, emus, and more), The Gentle Barn has become an extraordinary nonprofit that brings together a volunteer staff of community members and at-risk teens to rehabilitate abandoned and/or abused animals. As Ellie teaches the volunteers to care for the animals, they learn a new language of healing that works wonders on the humans as well.

The saga of Laks and her animal sanctuary is enormously compelling. She grew up loving animals in a family that could not understand her empathy for “disposable pets.” Struggling to find her way, she fought drug addiction and then successfully started a dog-rescue operation in her spare bedroom. Determined to change the world, Laks rescued animals from a dilapidated petting zoo and then expanded to accept pigs, horses, and more on a multi-acre ranch outside Los Angeles.

My Gentle Barn weaves together the story of how the Barn came to be what it is today with Ellie's own journey. Filled with heartwarming animal stories and inspiring recoveries, My Gentle Barn is a feel-good account that will delight animal lovers and memoir readers alike.

04/08/2019

From the best of "Answers for the Family" : The Effect of Screen Time on Our Brain

Show Guest: Britten Devereau

Self-regulation and self-management are critical components to mental health, self-efficacy and social connectivity. But our modern habits are corrosive, changing mood, cognition and behavior. The lights and stimuli from screens stress our anatomy, and screen time (TV, tablet, laptop, smartphone) causes repeated stress on the central nervous system. Such stress makes underlying mental health disorders more difficult to diagnose and treat.

Britten Devereau, co-founder of D’Amore Healthcare, an interesting look at the brain will reveal that our clinical practices must be flexible, adaptive, curious, energetic and stable to treat today’s patient. What makes us most human is what is least computable about us - the connections between our mind and our body, the experiences that shape our memory, our thinking and our capacity for empathy and emotion. - Weizenbaum, MIT Computer Scientist. Today's goal: to help you Improve mood, cognition & behavior.

04/01/2019

Life is Short, Don’t Wait to Dance: Inspiration from an UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame Coach

SHOW GUEST: Valorie Kondos Field

How did a professional ballerina become one of the winningest coaches in NCAA history? Valorie Kondos Field-or Miss Val as she's affectionately known-has never even tumbled, flipped, or ever played any type of organized sports and yet she has been able to craft a legendary coaching career through curiosity, creativity, intention to detail, and unwavering care for the overall well-being of her athletes. For Miss Val, it's not about the X's and O's, it's about choreographing your life and owning the choices you make.

Miss Val has shaped her UCLA Gymnastics program as a life skills class, and now she's sharing those same lessons with readers who want to own their destiny.  For Miss Val, it’s not about winning and losing, it’s about choreographing your life and owning the choices you make. Her philosophies are timeless. Her coaching style is unorthodox.

March 2019

03/25/2019

Attitude Is Everything Foundation: Inspiring, educating and supporting troubled youth

Show Guests: Jesse LeBeau & Jennifer Polich

The Attitude Is Everything program provides a live presentation at K-12 schools as well as colleges across the country (and abroad) designed to inspire, educate and support troubled youth. Students learn valuable life lessons such as the importance of their own personal attitudes, taking responsibility for their lives, believing in themselves and the value of hard work as a means to help them focus on the importance of education, graduating from high school and pursuing a higher education and career paths.

Join us as Jesse and Jennifer describe how this program excels in driving home the life lessons students have been taught through its curriculum, helps them apply it to their lives, and teaches new principles specifically designed to help young people with the issues they face in today’s ever changing world.

03/18/2019

Never Binge Again: Reprogram Yourself to Think Like a Permanently Thin Person

Show Guest: Glen Livingston

If you struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, stress eating, or if you repeatedly manage to lose weight only to gain it all back, you may be approaching things with the wrong mindset.

From his perspective as a formerly food-obsessed psychologist—and the previous CEO of companies that have sold more than $30,000,000 in consulting to the Fortune 500 (including many major food manufacturers)—Dr. Livingston shares specific techniques for isolating and permanently disempowering your “fat thinking self.” He reveals much of his own personal journey in the process.

Join us as Dr. Livingston discusses how Never Binge Again can help you free yourself from the prison of food obsession so you can enjoy a satisfying, delicious, and healthy diet for the rest of your life!

03/11/2019

Personal Power Mastery: The Ultimate Manual for Honing Your Personal, Business & Financial Success
SHOW GUEST: Douglas Vermeeren

Have you ever fantasized about being in Napoleon Hill’s shoes as he was gathering the wisdom of the world’s leading industrialists for Think and Grow Rich — but doing it today and getting guidance that is not only ageless but spot-on for today’s world? Douglas Vermeeren has done just that! This internationally renowned speaker, leader, mentor, and filmmaker has interviewed 400 of the world’s business and motivational leaders to glean the wisdom that creates Personal Power Mastery, the skill of leading a life of achievement and success on every level.

Vermeeren’s Personal Power Mastery has been lauded by no less an icon than Bob Proctor as “A Masterpiece.” The book is being hailed by many of the preeminent leaders of the personal growth movement as a blueprint for overcoming limitations, bad habits, and beliefs so you can ascend to higher levels of mastery, accomplishment, and financial attainment. From its “Teachable Moments” to its “Power Thoughts,” “Lessons” and “Exercises,” this book enables the reader to instantly put into practice the strategies that create change and attract wealth. With humor and charm, Vermeeren lays out that case that anyone can achieve.

03/04/2019

The Heart Reconnection Guidebook: A Guided Journey of Personal Discovery and Self-Awareness

SHOW GUEST: Lee McCormick

The Heart Reconnection Guidebook, by Lee McCormick, is written for all who have suffered heartbreak. It is for those troubled by anxiety, depression, loss, grief, questioning their self-worth, caught in addiction or obsessive/compulsive behavior, and struggling to find meaning. While the list is broad in scope, it shares a common theme: The conditions reflect a broken relationship to the core of your being, your own ‘healing heart, sacred heart.’ For anyone who has struggled with the not enough—not good enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not strong enough—and the list goes on, this book is written with you in mind.

February 2019

02/25/2019

Caring for children who have been abused, neglected or abandoned

Show Guest: Cher Ofstedahl

Over 400,000 children each year are not able to live with their families as the result of abuse, neglect and abandonment. Since 1966, Trinity Youth Services has answered the call to this societal challenge by providing the safety and care children need, in foster homes and residential treatment settings, where they learn to cope with and heal from the trauma in their lives.

Cher Ofstedahl joins us to share her own personal story of sexual abuse, rescue and ultimately unconditional love she received from her adopted family.As Trinity’s Chief Operating Officer, she describes how providing hope, happiness and security to a youth in crisis is a priority that she and Trinity’s entire management and staff share.

02/18/2019

Eating Disorders – What Parents Can Do

Show Guest: Dana Suchow

An award-winning speaker, educator and coach, Dana Suchow overcame bulimia, binge eating disorder and exercise compulsion that resulted in permanent injury to her body. Since that time, she has become an expert in the field of body image, and eating disorder prevention. Offering a nonclinical and holistic approach, Dana has a firsthand understanding of how eating disorders can get started and what parents can do to put your child on a path toward body love, empowerment and self-acceptance.

We welcome you to learn more about Dana’s outstanding work and to jump in and start discovering some "ah ha" moments and practices you can implement right away to bring your family closer together and raise self-confident teenagers with character who become inspiring adults.

02/11/2019

Mastering Uncertainty in Life & Business

SHOW GUEST: Jordanna Eyre

Embracing life means opening to all parts of it. And yet, for most of us, the inevitable uncertainty of life can be a challenge to trust. Life feels so much safer and cozier when we know what’s going to happen. But most of the good stuff doesn’t guarantee safety. Taking leaps, trying new things, growing and expanding all require taking steps into the unknown. How do we expand powerfully in our lives and businesses, with uncertainty making our path look windy, dark, confusing or unsure?

Jordanna Eyre, founder of Modern Day Sorcerer, has spent years learning to master uncertainty, and helping others do the same. She’s faced tremendous challenges, taken huge leaps, and has learned to do it all with a Jedi-like courage and sense of trust. And because mastering uncertainty is not a cookie cutter skill, she’s going to show us core elements of our human nature that have the power to support each of us in developing a more powerful relationship with uncertainty — while also deepening into our own inner wisdom to navigate the unknowns of life. Join us as we discuss a powerful combination of how-to’s, tools, and wisdom to support you in mastering your own relationship with uncertainty in life and business!

02/04/2019

An End to Upside Down Thinking

Show Guest: Mark Gober

In An End to Upside Down Thinking, Mark Gober traces his journey – he explores compelling scientific evidence from a diverse set of disciplines, ranging from psychic phenomena, to near-death experiences, to quantum physics and beyond.

With cutting-edge thinkers like two-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Pixar founder and two-time Academy Award winner Loren Carpenter, Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences Dr. Dean Radin, University of Virginia professor Dr. Ed Kelly, and New York Times bestselling author Larry Dossey, MD supporting this thesis, this book will rock the scientific community and mainstream generalists interested in understanding the true nature of reality. Today’s disarray around the globe can be linked, at its core, to a fundamental misunderstanding of our reality.

January 2019

01/28/2019

The Ultimate Pet Health Guide: Secrets to Helping Pets Live Much Longer and Healthier Lives

Show Guest: Gary Richter, DMV

As a holistic veterinarian and scientist, Dr. Gary Richter helps dog and cat owners to navigate the thicket of treatment options and separate the fact from the fiction.

In The Ultimate Pet Health Guide, Dr. Richter examines traditional medicine from many cultures alongside modern medical techniques, describing the best of complementary care and the best of conventional veterinary medicine. An integrative and holistic approach to health includes nutrition, as it sets up the foundation for your pet's health, so Dr. Richter cuts through the hype in the pet-food world to explain how to make your own food or choose the best commercial foods and supplements. He also explains how you can use the right foods and supplements to "hack" the body's processes, including the immune system.

01/21/2019

Mad Monk Manifesto: A Prescription for Evolution, Revolution, and Global Awakening

Show Guest: Monk Yun Rou

According to Monk Yun Rou–Yale educated, South Florida based author of 15 books

According to Monk Yun Rou, award-winning author and journalist, if we adhered to the principles set forth around 500 BC by Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching, we wouldn’t be in this mess–but there is just enough time to commit to the Daoist (Taoist) way if our world is to avert “The Sixth Great Extinction.”

In his beautifully penned guidebook, Mad Monk Manifesto — A Prescription for Evolution, Revolution and Global Awakening Monk Yun Rou reveals all the ways we as individuals, our society and our institutions can adapt and apply Daoist wisdom and practices to life today. “Relaxing and Rectifying,” “Rebalancing Daily Life”,”Fostering Community and Deepening Culture” – it is all about how we treat each other. Next, Monk Yun Rou tackles “Culture, Commerce, Government and Power” and “Sensitivity and the Environment,” closing with his plea for “Awakening to Spirit and Service.”

Filled with iconic stories taken from ancient Chinese writings, his own experiences and astute observations, the Mad Monk Manifesto will spur conversation and open new awareness…hopefully before it’s too late.

01/14/2019

Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine: Integrating Natural, Eastern and Western Approaches

SHOW GUEST: Dr. Elson Haas

Many years in the making, Dr. Elson Haas’ new book Staying Healthy with NEW Medicine provides for better health with a deep understanding of what creates disease in the body-mind. The integration of Natural, Eastern, and Western medicines offers a clearer insight into many crucial factors that affect health and healing than any one system alone.

In a review by Patrick Hannaway MD – Medical Director, Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Hannaway states, “This book is essential education for all medical students and physicians, as well as anyone who has ever been (or will become) ill. Join us as Dr. Elson Haas’ describes his approach to move people into the more positive aspects of what he terms the ‘Disease-Health Continuum’ with better energy, vitality and creativity, helping to create positive health outcome for individuals, families and for the planet on which we all depend.

01/07/2019

Feeling Better: Beat Depression and Improve Your Relationships with Interpersonal Psychotherapy

Show Guest: Cindy Stulberg

For years, the first line of defense for depression has been pharmaceuticals, but in Feeling Better: Beat Depression and Improve Your Relationships with Interpersonal Psychotherapy, psychologists and authors Cindy Goodman Stulberg and Ronald J. Frey, PhD, say that it is actually our relationships that offer the most effective path to healing.
 
Knowing that depression is an illness as legitimate as any physical ailment, Feeling Better helps readers get clarity around the four main areas in life that can be contributing factors to why people feel sad, blue, down, and depressed: life transitions, complicated grief, interpersonal conflict, or social isolation. By finding clarity about these aspects of their lives, they can go on to make the changes they need to feel better. The book also helps readers improve their existing relationships and develop the skills they need to make new connections that are meaningful and supportive.

December 2018

12/31/2018

Kindness and Gratitude for 2019 and Beyond

SHOW GUEST: Gabriella van Rij

Gabriella van Rij, founder of the Dare To Be Kind movement, has been on the road filming since early November. She began her travels on the West Coast, Los Angeles, on November 1st, and has been working her way through Arizona, Albuquerque, Oklahoma, and then up toward the East Coast. She is interviewing not-for-profit associations and people from all walks of life who have taken up the Dare To Be Kind challenge of 1 act of kindness in a 2-mile radius—to highlight to everyone how kindness begins in your own home and neighborhood.

Through showcasing people who took their pain and made it into their greatest strength–the strength that enables them to help others—we can create safer communities, healthier relationships and make the shift from the “bystander syndrome” to becoming an active participant in the transformation that occurs when one takes the time and Dares to be Kind!

12/24/2018

From the best of "Answers for the Family" : Holiday Skits & Contests That Bring Families Together

Special Guest:  Cornell Christianson, Playright, Producer and Author of "Holiday Skits & Contests"

With the holidays coming soon, Allen and Melody are joined by Cornell Christianson, author of a new book entitled "Holiday Skits & Contests" that promises to reconnect and bring families together. If you don’t smile at least 10 times listening to this show… then you’re working too hard and need this book immediately!

12/17/2018

The Book of Joshua: Deep look into Lives of Youth Suffering from Mental Illness

SHOW GUEST: Jennifer Anne Moses

Adolescence isn’t an easy time for parents, either. As children move through the various tumultuous transitions that accompany adolescence the pressures and problems they encounter can all too easily seem overwhelming. For many teenagers, these and other pressures can lead to one or more of a variety of mental health disorders; all are matters of concern, and some are life-threatening.  Jennifer Anne Moses, a multi-genre author, brings you into the lives of those who suffer from mental illness in The Book of Joshua. In The Book of Joshua, Jennifer Anne Moses, presents an eighteen-year-old Joshua Cushing who wakes up in a psych ward, not knowing how he got there. Worse, he has only one eye. And no one in his family will tell him what happened to his girlfriend, Sophie. The one thing he knows for sure is that something happened, leaving him with a self and a life he barely recognizes.

Once a popular long-distance runner, Josh is now flabby, frustrated, and furious about returning to his New Jersey high school to repeat his senior year. Forced to attend meetings with other “underage weirdos,” he sinks into his loneliness. But when Josh meets Elizabeth Rinaldi, things begin to change. The only other new student in his class, she has a scar on her forehead, a Southern accent, and an attitude. Sharing a status as outcasts and an aptitude for snark, Josh and Elizabeth help each other escape their pasts. The Book of Joshua weaves an unforgettable story from family secrets, friendship, faith, love, and redemption. It brings readers deeply into the lives of those who suffer from mental illness, as well as the friends and family affected by it.

12/10/2018

Shiny Happy Couples: How to Detoxify Your Relationship using The Melfox Method

Show Guests: Joe Mellon & Meryl Fox

By any standard, the extent of failed and failing relationships has been at epidemic proportions for quite some time now. This is easily demonstrated by the track record of the huge group of people who took a solemn vow to stay together forever. Even with all of the initial dedication, devotion, and pressure to remain intact, around 50% of all marriages end in divorce, with the rate rising at least 10% with each subsequent marriage.

Our guests, Meryl Fox and Joe Mellon, have developed a system that has worked EVERY TIME in resolving whatever issue has come up in their relationship. They have encountered and resolved issues that would have surely ended the relationship had it not been for “The Melfox Method”. With Meryl’s help, Joe wrote the book Curiosity Killed the Spat and produced the on-line course Shiny Happy Couples to introduce “The Melfox Method” to anyone looking for answers regarding the “proper care and feeding" of relationships. As Joe likes to say: “I would be nowhere near the happy man I am today without Meryl, and she would be nowhere near me without The Melfox Method.”

12/03/2018

The 7 Laws of Enough: Cultivating a Life of Sustainable Abundance

SHOW GUESTS: Gina LaRoche & Jennifer Cohen

The 7 Laws of Enough: Cultivating a Life of Sustainable Abundance is about the most radical kind of change, at the personal, organizational, and societal level: a shift from scarcity to sustainable abundance. These seven principles, pioneered by leadership consultants Gina LaRoche and Jennifer Cohen, guide readers on a transformational journey of self-discovery, towards new leadership strategies and a renewed sense of fulfillment and purpose.

It starts with law number one: stories matter. We are all living in the story of scarcity—the story that tells us we don’t have enough. We want more and more, perpetuating a vicious cycle of consumption that lowers our own well-being and irreparably damages the Earth. This book is an invitation to live in another story, the story of sustainable abundance. The ripples from making this shift are profound—it will change your relation to your loved ones, your work, and the planet. Essential for spiritual seekers, business leaders, executive coaches, and environmentalists alike, The 7 LAWS OF ENOUGH points the way towards a new way of living and leading.

November 2018

11/26/2018

Do You Really Need That Pill? The Silent Epidemic!

SHOW GUEST: Jennifer Jacobs

A silent epidemic in the U.S. is now imperiling our health and threatens to bankrupt our health care system: over-medication. One-fifth of all adults took three or more prescription drugs in the past month and 40 percent of people over age sixty-five take five or more daily. This book—the first of its kind—tackles the epidemic overuse of prescription drugs.

Combining stories of those who have suffered ill effects from taking too many drugs with data from cutting edge medical findings, Do You Really Need That Pill? helps readers realize they can choose different solutions to their health problems..

11/19/2018

Sometimes the obvious answer is the right one for those who are struggling with conquering drug and alcohol addiction

Show Guests: Rachel Kove & Seth Hall

A recent article published in the Washington Post states, “many addiction treatment centers do not follow up with their patients, the ‘100 percent’ success rate some cite only applies to those who complete the length of their stay. When we weight in on the relapse rates that are currently estimated to be as high as 80% and then consider of the many thousands of dollars spent by families and provided government by supported programs such as: rehab facilities, group therapy, wilderness programs, etc., we are left asking the a most obvious question: If these programs are not working long-term, are there options that are effective?

Home Care Recovery Solutions co-founders, Rachel Kove and Seth Hall, share their individual experiences as alcohol and heroin addicts, respectively, and the many relapses they endured after traditional treatments, as well as the the process that finally propelled each of them into the field of sustainable recovery. According to Kove, “Sometimes the obvious answer is the right one. The model we found that provides a lasting difference is actually coming to a client’s home to create one of the most critical elements to recovery – a one-on-one support system that builds a bridge back into a functioning, purpose driven life with meaning. At a time when addictions are rising to epidemic levels, we are finding this methodology just as applicable to mental health issues and other forms of addiction, as it is to drugs and alcohol.”

11/12/2018

They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk
SHOW GUEST: Diane L. Redleaf
They Took the Kids Last Night: How the Child Protection System Puts Families at Risk, by Diane L. Redleaf is an account of six families whose children were wrongly seized by child protection services. It vividly illustrates the constitutional balancing act where medicine, family interests, and child safety can clash.

They Took the Kids illustrates how the mantra “best interests of the child” masks errors, assumptions, and stereotypes that hide the real harm child protection policies are doing to children and families. Revealing how families are wrongly separated when overworked and under-skilled case workers jump to conclusions of guilt, ignoring evidence of innocence, They Too the Kids Last Night focuses on the child protection system from the moment of intervention―starting with the child abuse hotline call that targets a specific child as a victim and his or her parents as suspects. Redleaf explains why basic due process principles ordered by federal and state courts would go a long way to help families but cautions that just results depend on effective family defense counsel.

11/05/2018

Think Yourself Thin
SHOW GUEST: JJ Smith
The author of the perennial New York Times bestseller 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse (which has sold over a million copies) returns with a revolutionary book on how to build mental fitness while dieting,  perfect for anyone who has struggled on their weight loss journey, whether they’re pursuing a calorie counting, protein-rich or low carb diet.

After helping dieters lose over two-million pounds with her trend-setting book 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, which has been “America’s number-one detox diet for four years running- and once people try it they can’t seem to stop raving” (Women’s World)  mediagenic nutritionist JJ Smith realized the most important, yet most overlooked factor for permanent weight loss is mental mastery.

Smith’s book uncovers the five psychological stages required to lose weight and keep it off. Smith also introduces the all-new SUCCESS System detailing the mental habits and approaches necessary for permanent weight loss. Filled with inspiring, motivational success stories and user-friendly principles that provide the guidance needed to burn fat and lose weight, Think Yourself Thin makes long-term weight loss a reality and is a companion guidebook to accompany every diet and weight loss program.

October 2018

10/29/2018

Timeless: A Paranormal Personal History
Show Guest:Bruce Olav Solheim, PHd
Professional academic people are afraid of destroying their reputations and careers by even considering that there is such a thing as the paranormal or psi, much less writing about the phenomena from a personal perspective. For those reasons, Bruce Olav Solheim, who holds a doctoral degree and is a former Fulbright Scholar and Professor has waited until retirement is imminent to write this book. In addition to his new book, Dr. Solheim also teaches a popular Paranormal Personal History course at Citrus College in Glendora, CA.
Paranormal is usually defined as something beyond the range of normal experience or scientific explanation. Parapsychologists, who aren’t deterred by skeptics calling their discipline of parapsychology a pseudoscience, have successfully studied many paranormal phenomena, including: telepathy, precognition, clairvoyance, psychokinesis, near-death experiences, reincarnation and apparitional experience. Timeless: A Paranormal Personal History tells the story of one man's travels through the paranormal universe and out the other side. Engrossing and highly entertaining, join Bruce Solheim in his journey while making it your own. Timeless offers a message of encouragement for others to share their stories of the paranormal and to be assured that there is a life beyond this one and that we are, indeed, timeless.

10/22/2018

The Emotionally Healthy Child: Helping Your Child Calm, Center, and Make Smarter Choices
SHOW GUEST: Maureen Healy

While growing up has never been easy, today’s world undeniably presents kids and their parents with unprecedented challenges. Maureen Healy, who was a “wild child” — the kind, she writes, who left babysitters “wondering if they wanted children” — knows her subject. She has become an expert on teaching skills that address the high sensitivity, big emotions, and hyper energy she herself experienced. “The ideas and tools in this book are what my younger emotional self was seeking — an understanding of how emotions work and how I could create better-feeling ones,” writes Healy. “Today’s children are seeking the same things, and this book was born to address that need.”

In The Emotionally Healthy Child, Healy shows readers how to teach children to master their emotions and move forward on their unique paths toward wholeness by developing the mindset and habits necessary to be able to stop, calm, and make smarter choices.  “Using the tools in this book, children and adults alike can learn to pay attention and catch themselves before they make not-so-smart choices,” write Healy. “We explore this simple yet life-changing idea that we can become more mindful and then, with emotional knowledge as well as some new tools, make better choices — the types of choices that bring healthier and happier experiences into our lives and that allow us to model this uplifted life to our children and teach them how to do the same.”

10/15/2018

Dim the Screen, Brighten the Future: Helping Teens Develop Healthy Digital Habits
SHOW GUESTS: Jeff Smith & Mont Criddle, LMFT

We live in a fascinating time and culture. Technology has given us immediate access to unlimited information, the ability to communicate world-wide, and the ability to connect with billions of people. It has substantially shrunk the world and provided tools to be more productive than thought imaginable. It also has had many notable negative consequences.

According Jeff Smith and Mont Criddle, from Logan River Academy's DART Program, with all the great tools and opportunity that technology provides, who would have thought it would cause so many problems. Most of us have probably experienced both the positive and negative aspects of being connected to the digital world. Unfortunately, for many, the negative aspects of our modern digital culture has led to destructive consequences. Social isolation, exposure to nefarious influences and individuals, compulsive behavior, addictive behavior, anonymity enabled conflict, and depression, are just some of the issues impacting those who are unable to maintain balance in their lives when it comes to being connected.

The genie is out of the bottle. Modern society is finding it necessary to find ways to manage these digital pitfalls while still reaping the many positive benefits of rapidly increasing technology and an ever-changing world. Smith and Criddle  are trying to make a difference in the lives of adolescents that have succumbed to the darker and more debilitating consequences of living in a digital world. They represent Logan River Academy’s DART program which provides treatment for these issues.

10/08/2018

Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential
SHOW GUEST: Amber Rae

In CHOOSE WONDER OVER WORRY: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential, artist, speaker and “Millenial Motivator” Amber Rae uncovers how your relationship with your most uncomfortable emotions can either lead you to numb out and stay small, or guide you back to your center.

Amber is no stranger to the consequences of ignoring her own emotions. As she rose through the ranks in the digital agency world, the gold rush of Silicon Valley, and her own foray into entrepreneurship, Amber was numbing her worry, fear, and doubts with alcohol, addiction, and by hustling for approval.

It was only when she transformed her life into a laboratory for self-discovery—treating herself as a “guinea pig”— that Amber learned how to work with these emotions, instead of against them.

10/01/2018

Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster
SHOW GUEST: Linda Graham
Everyone knows what it’s like to be knocked off center, to lose their inner sense of balance and groundedness, at least temporarily, when faced with life’s unwanted curve balls. Whether it’s a troubling health diagnosis, the death of a loved one, a serious car accident, a layoff, or a natural disaster, life can intensely challenge our resilience.

In Resilience: Powerful Practices for Bouncing Back from Disappointment, Difficulty, and Even Disaster, author and psychotherapist Linda Graham, MFT, guides readers step by step through a process of cultivating more well-being in their lives by strengthening their resilience so that they can respond skillfully to any upset or catastrophe that would derail that well-being. In this book we can reliably use Linda's methods to build or recover our resilience so that we can cope with whatever challenges or catastrophes might come along next — to cope with anything, anything at all.

September 2018

09/24/2018

Work That Matters: Create a Livelihood that Reflects Your Core Intention
SHOW GUEST: Maia Duerr
Take a journey to find your highest calling. So many of us feel trapped in wage slavery and deadened to our true talents and life’s purpose. Or we’ve wandered through dozens of jobs and are left feeling adrift and without meaning in our lives. Livelihood is a source of great suffering for way too many.

Work That Matters author and longtime meditator Maia Duerr wandered through several professions and dozens of jobs (including alfalfa sprout packer and Buddhist chaplain) before she finally unlocked a combination of work that was deeply fulfilling and sustainable. Work is one of the primary vehicles for expressing our deepest selves. Using the 6 Keys to Liberation-Based Live-lihood as a framework, Duerr takes readers through a comprehensive process that can lead to breakthroughs and positive reformulation of their careers. Mindfulness practice is an invaluable tool in the process of gaining new perspective. Work That Matters gives you the tools to create joyful work that embodies love and compassion—for yourself, and for the whole world.

09/17/2018

IN MY HANDS: Compelling Stories from a Surgeon & His Patients Fighting Cancer
SHOW GUEST: Steven A. Curley, MD
IN MY HANDS is a collection of compassionate, insightful, and empowering stories of resilience, hope, and determination drawn from Dr. Curley’s years of practice. These real-life accounts from the front lines of the war against cancer offer important lessons learned from ordinary people about preparedness, courage, perseverance, and acceptance.
Dr. Steven Curley has worked with cancer patients for over two decades. While his life’s work has been to help his patients live longer lives, he found that they helped him in ways he could never have expected. Curley shares, “It’s how I encourage patients dealing with the fear and uncertainty that come with a diagnosis of cancer. Not all of the stories have happy endings. But I recognize that patients relate to the harsh realities faced by other people dealing with the same potentially grim outcome. And they can find empathy and comfort in knowing they are not alone.”

09/10/2018

When Food is Comfort

SHOW GUEST: Julie M. Simon

Julie Simon shares with Allen that the better-than-good news is that the brain can be rewired for optimal emotional health. When Food Is Comfort presents a breakthrough, comprehensive, step-by-step, mindfulness practice I created called Inner Nurturing. Part 1 discusses how we develop self-regulation, or the ability to manage emotions, moods, thoughts, impulses, and behaviors. In Part 2 presents seven skills that makeup what she calls inner nurturing, along with information, tools, and special tips that readers can use to practice self-connection and self-nurturance. In Part 3, Simon offers strategies for attracting nurturing others into their lives, as well as four habits to cultivate in order to better nurture others. 4

In summary, Julie explains how you can move beyond your compulsive behavior and preoccupation with eating and weight, eliminate the idea of dieting from your life forever, and experience a fuller, more satisfying life.

09/03/2018

From the best of "Answers for the Family" : Everyday Narcissism: Yours, Mine, and Ours
Show Guest: Nancy Van Dyken
Nancy Van Dyken’s book, Everyday Narcissism: Yours, Mine, and Ours, is not about people with the clinical diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder. It’s for people like you and me—people who don’t have a major personality issue but whose lives aren’t as fulfilling or as joyful as we want them to be. Everyday Narcissism helps readers understand how EN manifests in their own lives, and teaches them how to heal it. This awareness provides a foundation for creating greater happiness, more fulfilling relationships, less reactivity, and more meaning.
CO-HOST - Michael Fink: Co-Founder & Outreach Director of Thero.org Affordable Therapy Project: Thero.org is a non-profit community of treatment providers who are building a national mental health resource directory. The Affordable Therapy Project is a collaborative group of organizations that coordinates mental health professionals to provide pro bono sessions to survivors of national crises, victims of natural disasters, and high-risk communities.

August 2018

08/27/2018

The Grandfamily Guidebook: Wisdom and Support for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
SHOW GUEST: Andrew Adesman, MD
Approximately three million Americans are the sole caretakers of their grandchildren, and more of us will be in that same situation, wondering how we’re going to raise our children’s children. The Grandfamily Guidebook offers just the right mix of expert advice and insights gathered from thousands of grandparents who are raising grandchildren.
In the riveting interview, Andrew Adesman, MD, join us to discuss how your top priority now is to help your grandchildren emerge thriving from what may initially feel like a less-than-ideal situation. The deeply rewarding experience of creating a grandfamily in the midst of crisis reminds us that all families are built and strengthened over time. With this comprehensive guide you'll avoid common pitfalls as you adjust to your new normal, and have a touchstone to come back to as things unfold. With advice on everything from engaging with birth parents, to managing legal and financial considerations, challenges with school and social life, and your own self-care, you'll always have a practical, inspiring guide to building a grandfamily.

08/20/2018

A celebrity & real life tough guy he plays on screen have transitioned into making a cream targeting pain relief
SHOW GUESTS: Martin “Marty” Kove & Logan Clarke
Logan Clarke and Martin Kove, have both lived their lives as tough guys. Logan is a world-renowned private investigator and Marty is known for his portrayal of sensei John Kreese in the original “Karate Kid” movie and now in the “Cobra Kai” TV series, as well as several other physically demanding roles in movies such as “Rambo: First Blood, Part II” and “Steele Justice”. With the help of doctors and a compounding pharmacy and years of trials, they’ve helped create a pain relief cream that provides more than just temporary relief, it actually targets the source of the pain to aid in the healing process.
In today’s show, we will talk about why they chose the career paths they did, and how their bodies have been affected by their careers, and the different injuries they’ve had to deal with.

08/13/2018

THE HEALING One Woman’s Journey from Poverty to Inner Riches
SHOW GUEST: Saeeda Hafiz
In this memoir of upward mobility through an unexpected route, a young African American woman signs up for lessons in yoga and clean eating as signifiers of her new middle-class status, little realizing that her new lifestyle will bring her face to face with the inner demons fed by the domestic violence, addiction, and poverty she witnessed as a child. Graduating, getting established in your career, and dating another professional are things many young women expect to do and take for granted. But when your parents don't support you and you have siblings in prison, those milestones seem monumental. What does growing up poor do to your self-esteem? How do patterns of stress and family violence, poor diet and poor health continue to affect you even after you escape to a higher income bracket? And what can one woman do to turn around the cycle of racism, poverty, and intergenerational suffering?

In The Healing Saeeda Hafiz gives a frank account of the anxiety and rewards of becoming "middle class" through a complete change of diet and adopting habits such as traveling and doing yoga. While her peers pursue one kind of American dream by climbing the corporate ladder, Hafiz finds meaning in learning to cook macrobiotic food and practicing meditation and yoga. By doing so, she recovers from chronic health conditions and heals from the family trauma she has inherited.

08/06/2018

Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids

Show Guest: John Allcock
Most of what we worry about never happens. Yet, worrying takes up much of our time, energy, and attention. We are often victims of our own thoughts. We automatically assume those thoughts are true, when in fact they often are not. As a result, we fill our lives with unpleasant mind state. The good news is that we do not have to be stuck with whatever thoughts arise, we can change them. In Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids, John Allcock presents the essentials of mindfulness - not as something special and exotic, but as practical, down-to-Earth principles for living and overcoming the "thought" trap.

Written in clear, simple language, John will share how Forty Things I Wish I'd Told My Kids is written in clear, simple language for anyone interested in living a fuller, happier life - including parents, young adults, and readers of Anna Quindlen's A Short Guide to a Happy Life or H. Jackson Brown's Life's Little Instruction Book.

July 2018

07/30/2018

From the best of "Answers for the Family" : "Adolescent Anxiety: Emotional and Behavioral Symptoms and Their Treatment”
SPECIAL GUEST: Dr. Alexander Young
According to Dr. Alexander Young, Director of Clinical Program Development and Outreach at Mountain Valley Treatment Center, anxiety is a normal part of adolescent development, and every individual will experience some episodes of stress, fear, and anxiety. the almost 10 million children who have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder experience a range of disabling emotional, behavioral, and physical symptoms to an extent that interferes with nearly all aspects of home and school life. In many cases, the symptoms of anxiety will be experienced concurrently with other emotional or behavioral challenges. In our interview with Dr. Young, he explains why the first step to healing is for the youth to understand that they are not defined by their anxious temperament, or the anxiety they experience. Then, when armed with the right tools to use against their anxiety, they become empowered to “get over their fears.”

07/23/2018

The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living With and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain
Show Guest: Sarah Anne Shockley
In The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living With and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain, by Sarah Anne Shockley, who has personally lived with chronic pain since 2007, offers fellow pain sufferers a compassionate and supportive guide for living with pain that can be used alongside their ongoing medical or therapeutic healing programs. The book is divided into the following four parts:
Part 1: Pain Moves In
Part 2: The Emotional Life of Chronic Pain
Part 3: Meditative Approaches to Physical Pain
Part 4: When Pain Is the Teacher
“I cannot know your personal suffering, of course; only you can,” writes Sarah. “But I do understand the experience of being in significant and relentless pain for long periods of time, and I can say that this book has been written from inside of pain, a perspective on the experience and the healing of pain that we are seldom offered.”

07/16/2018

Can Adverse Childhood Experiences Cause Addiction?
SHOW GUEST: John Mabry

Whether it’s a broken bone, perpetually scraped knees or a healthy fear of the dark, no one leaves childhood unscathed. At some point, we were all faced with events in our past that left us scarred, scared or both. These events, though frightening at the time, help the body and brain development and mature. Unfortunately, some children suffer from far more traumatic experiences than others. As children are exposed to things like neglect, abuse or addiction in the home, these adverse childhood experiences can cause lifelong stress, pain and suffering. Children struggling to cope with ACEs often grow into adults who abuse substances to numb the pain of their past. According to our guest John Mabry, host of Addiction Campuses’ ‘High Sobriety’ podcast, trauma many times plays an unrecognized part in addiction and we are coming to understand that for many, it many be the root of their addiction.” With approximately 35 million children in the United States suffering from at least one traumatic childhood event, it’s more important than ever to understand how easily childhood trauma can turn into an addiction

07/09/2018

Breaking up with Busy: Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women
Show Guest: Yvonne Tally
Overbooking and undersleeping have almost become status symbols, and having it all seems to be synonymous with doing it all, yet what do we really accomplish with so much busyness? Yvonne Tally wants to give you back your life by helping you break the busyness habit.

She offers realistic, step-by-step, and even fun ways to get off the busyness hamster wheel and reclaim your time. Yvonne shows how the benefits of living a more balanced life can improve your longevity and spiritual well-being. She outlines ways to shift and calm your mind, learn how to say no, and create your own “busy-busting solutions.”  With fifty-two refreshers and reminders, Breaking Up with Busy provides incremental ways to change habits, transform thinking, and reconnect with your unique, personal sense of play and pleasure.

07/02/2018

Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations
Show Guest: Christine Forner
Dissociation, Mindfulness, and Creative Meditations explores the potential of mindfulness and explains why this level of developmental human achievement is so precarious within traumatic stress, especially traumatic dissociation. When children are harmed, we are all harmed. For many years the general understanding was that children are resilient. They seem to heal from physical injury much quicker than adults, so the assumption that their emotional and developmental systems were the same. It is also a general belief that the kids are too young to remember things, so what happens to them is not that harmful, but this is a myth. In the last 20 years we have learned a great deal about how stress and adversities affect children and its way more serious than what was believed to be true.
Children are extremely sensitive to stress. Babies and small children will seek out caregivers when they feel threat or danger, when their own caregiver is not there and they are scared the instinctual body of the child will move into a state of panic and terror. They don’t really move into rage or running away as a defense, they do move into dissociation. Dissociation, if needed a lot, can lead to a dissociative disorder and a whole host of other issues. These children become at risk for mental illness, learned helplessness, anti-social behavior, and illness such as autoimmune, heart disease, cancers.Christine Forner joins us to discuss the connection between mindfulness and dissociative disorders .She will explain how her book teaches readers how to exercise the part of the brain that is responsible for mindfulness and how to regulate the part that is responsible for dissociation, and so they come away with tips that will help even the most dissociative individual to reap the benefits of mindfulness practices.

June 2018

06/25/2018

Co-Dependency: Letting go of the Outcome
Show Guest: Douglas Bodin

Typically, parents will sit down Doug Bodin, psychologist and CEO of The Bodin Group, and say something along the lines of, “Our goal is to have our son be happy and productive.”  At some point, once they have established a rapport, he will reference that comment and ask the horrifyingly blunt questions, “What if you can’t make that happen? What if your son (or daughter) actively chooses to continue using drugs, does not move forward with school or a job, and continues to be miserable for the rest of his (or her) life?”  As you would imagine, these questions startle people, and at first it doesn’t compute. They frequently reply, “We thought our job as parents was to provide successful outcomes for our children.”  

Join us as Doug Bodin explains why he encourages parent to never lose hope. He will also share his successes in helping parents to free themselves from perceived outcomes and get past their fears of failure, so that they can take responsibility for their past choices and step into making better ones.

06/18/2018

From the best of "Answers 4 the Family" : "Emotional Eater's Repair Manual" 

Guest: Julie Simon

Author Julie Simon joins Dr. Melody to discuss self-care skills, body-balancing principles and soul-care practices that can put an end to overeating and dieting forever.According to Simon, weight loss, better energy, improved health and self-esteem will naturally follow with the proper emotional programming, with no need to count calories, weigh or measure food, go hungry, or perform exhausting workout routines.

06/11/2018

My FUR-EVER Family

Show Guest: Lisa Overcash

The little pup in this fun-filled true story, My Fur-ever Family by Lisa Overcash teaches children about healthy daily practices like brushing your teeth along with the joy of snuggling and reading books together. As the story unfolds it inspires in its young readers' compassion, love, tenderness, helping others, being responsible, active faith practices, curiosity, and perseverance.

My Fur-ever Family revolves around a litter of Yorkshire Terrier puppies are ready to be adopted. One puppy shares her adventures and how much she longs to be loved and accepted by her new human siblings.In a world where stress, anxiety, attention deficit, depression, and autism in children has risen to epidemic levels, the loving interactions children experience with their pets is being acknowledged as a powerful therapeutic tool.

At the core of Lisa's inspiration in writing My Fur-ever Family is her own experience and her work with Emotional Support Dog/Animals (ESAs). In our interview, Lisa Overcash will discuss the many lessons in My Fur-ever Family and how ESAs bring comfort and healing to disabled and emotionally challenged children, covering a wide spectrum from social anxiety to depression to autism

06/04/2018

Staying Focused In A Hyper World: Natural Solutions For ADHD, Memory And Brain Performance

Show Guest: John Gray, Acclaimed Author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus

For the past 30 years, John Gray has taught us how we are different and given us new insights into better communication and stronger relationships. We need more than new communication skills and an understanding of our differences to have healthy relationships these days. We also need the nutritional support necessary for positive moods, sustained energy and most importantly, focus.

Without focus, communication breaks down in all relationships and frustration increases. Without a focus on romantic relationships, passion is lost and there is an increase in breakups and divorces. Without focus at work, people are increasingly dissatisfied and bored, often feeling unappreciated, distracted, exhausted or overwhelmed. Without focus, our lives lose purpose, we are easily distracted, forgetting what we are here for or never realizing what is most important in life.

Staying Focused In A Hyper World: Natural Solutions for ADHD, Memory and Brain Performance shares these findings and offers practical strategies for increasing focus, clarity, memory, motivation and sustaining positive moods. Gray explains what causes ADHD in children and how it is the underlying cause for many health issues later in life, including dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and even Parkinson's Disease. He details the varied forms of ADHD, from hyperactivity to daydreaming and he provides step-by-step protocols for treating a number of common ailments with natural supplements and lifestyle changes.

May 2018

05/28/2018

YOU PLAY THE GIRL: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks & Other Mixed Messages
Show Guest: Carina Chocano
As a kid, Carina Chocano was confused by the mixed messages all around her about how to be a woman; messages that told her who she could be – and who she couldn’t. Dutifully absorbing all the conflicting information the culture had to offer, Chocano grappled with sexed up sidekicks, princesses waiting to be saved, and morally infallible angels who seemed to have no opinions of their own. It wasn’t until she spent five years as a movie critic, and was laid off just after her daughter was born, however, that she really came to understand how the stories the culture tells us about what it means to be a girl limit our lives and shape our destinies. She resolved to rewrite her own story.

In YOU PLAY THE GIRL: On Playboy Bunnies, Stepford Wives, Train Wrecks & Other Mixed Messages, Chocano blends personal stories and powerful analysis. From Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, from Flashdance to Frozen, from the ’70s to today, she explains how growing up in the shadow of “the girl” taught her to think about herself and the world… and what it means to raise a daughter in the face of these contorted reflections.

05/21/2018

They’ll Never Be the Same: A Parent’s Guide to PTSD in Youth
Show Guest: Dr. Michael Scheeringa
They’ll Never Be the Same: A Parent’s Guide to PTSD in Youth is a compassionate and accessible guide for parents whose children have experienced traumatic or life-threatening events written by Dr. Michael Scheeringa, who is one of the foremost authorities on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in children and adolescents.

Dr. Scheeringa understands the desperation many parents feel and explains the impact of trauma, simplifies the science into layman’s terms, debunks the myths, and provides direction on navigating the confusing maze of the mental health world to find appropriate care.He shares with our audience that nearly two out of every ten youths and three out of every ten adults develop PTSD following life-threatening or traumatic events. They’ll Never Be the Same seeks to demystify issues associated with this diagnosis

05/14/2018

Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son
Show Guest: Eliza Factor

Strange Beauty: A Portrait of My Son is Eliza Factor’s memoir of her experience as a mother to non-verbal son Felix, who was born with multiple disabilities, including cerebral palsy and autism. Factor describes for readers her pregnancy and the first few blissful months with Felix before the awareness that something was not as it should be. Then comes the slow realization, after many months of grueling and disheartening testing, that their son’s life, and their own, will not be at all like she had imagined.

This intimate, no-holds-barred memoir is full of both infectious laughter and intense physical conflict. It is the story of two little girls growing up in the shadow of their charming and fitful brother. And it is the story of a mother and writer imagining the world through the eyes of her son. Ultimately, it is Felix and his sisters that inspire Eliza to found Extreme Kids, a nonprofit community center that connects with children with disabilities through the arts and play.
Eliza shares how she and so many other mothers like her face adversity with grit and determination. Strange Beauty will forever change how we view those with physical challenges – and the families that love them.

05/07/2018

ARTHRITIS RELIEF: The Future is NOW

Show Guest: Dr. John DeWitt
Baby Boomers are growing at a rate of 10,000 per day and are expected to maintain that pace for the next 19 years! Among them are those weekend warriors, the “Thanksgiving Day” football all-stars that are now suffering from their earlier athletic escapades.

Dr. DeWitt supports the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund and the After the Impact Fund which supports former NFL players as well as military veterans. His mission is to create a clinic where all the services needed for these warriors of both the football field AND battlefield can be helped. Therapies will include addiction treatment, vocational training, biofeedback for CTE and PTSD, as well as cutting-edge Regenerative Therapies including Stem Cells and other Growth Factors that can eliminate arthritis pain.

Dr. DeWitt believes that, if his best friend had had such therapies, maybe he would not have chosen to leave us so soon. He sees his friend in each and every patient that comes through his door.

April 2018

04/30/2018

Strengthening families by providing shelter, support and love for abused, neglected children

SHOW GUEST:  Danny Sells

In many situations, parents or guardians may be incapable of providing a safe and caring environment for their children, putting them at risk of abuse and neglect. Compounding the problem, a parent may feel socially isolated. Whether they are dealing with homelessness, unemployment, addiction, domestic violence, or hospitalization, all these families lack a healthy support network and have no one else to turn to in their time of crisis.

Founded in 2003, Safe Families for Children surrounds families in crisis with caring, compassionate community. Located in 70 cities across the U.S., Canady and the UK, and beyond, their mission is to step in to help families in crisis by caring for their children for short periods of time, thereby avoiding the intervention of state child welfare agencies that leave thousands of children at risk. Danny Sells, National Director of Safe Families, joins us to discuss the origins of the organization, its outstanding success, and how, by creating “extended family-like supports” for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers, they are keeping children safe and families intact.

04/23/2018

The Effect of Screen Time on Our Brain
Show Guest: Britten Devereau
Self-regulation and self-management are critical components to mental health, self-efficacy and social connectivity. But our modern habits are corrosive, changing mood, cognition and behavior. The lights and stimuli from screens stress our anatomy, and screen time (TV, tablet, laptop, smartphone) causes repeated stress on the central nervous system. Such stress makes underlying mental health disorders more difficult to diagnose and treat.

Britten Devereau, co-founder of D’Amore Healthcare, an interesting look at the brain will reveal that our clinical practices must be flexible, adaptive, curious, energetic and stable to treat today’s patient. What makes us most human is what is least computable about us - the connections between our mind and our body, the experiences that shape our memory, our thinking and our capacity for empathy and emotion. - Weizenbaum, MIT Computer Scientist. Today's goal: to help you Improve mood, cognition & behavior.

04/16/2018

Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive In School, Sports and Life
Show Guest: Dr. Kate Lund
While we might like to think that childhood is all fun and games, the truth is, it isn’t exactly stress-free. Kids have to learn to overcome obstacles even as toddlers, take tests when they’re older, learn new information, change schools and neighborhoods if there’s a move, deal with bullies, and make new friends. Bounce: Help Your Child Build Resilience and Thrive in School, Sports and Life presents the author's vision of the seven pillars of the resilient child during the elementary school years, along with specific strategies for bolstering the resilience of your own child or the children you work with. The Pillars of the Resilient child presented in this book include: Tolerating frustration and managing emotions; Navigating friendships and social pressures; sustaining focus on a single task and a larger goal; developing courage; Building motivation; Building confidence; and Creating optimism.  Resilience is so important because it is what helps children bounce back from challenge and move forward despite the challenge.

04/09/2018

Science of the Heart – Exploring the Role of the Heart in Human Performance
Show Guest: Jeff Goetz
In HeartMath’s free-online e-book, Science of the Heart – Exploring the Role of the Heart in Human Performance a major section is devoted to the growing evidence of the tremendous benefits to be gained from learning to self-regulate emotions and stress at an early age. At a younger and younger age, children are experiencing considerably greater stress in their lives, shouldering far greater responsibilities and emotional burdens than youngsters their age did even as few as 10 years ago. Stepping up to find solutions, the HeartMath Institute initiated the TestEdge National Demonstration Study (TENDS) in collaboration with Claremont Graduate University’s School of Educational Studies.
How does it work? According to Jeff Goelitz, HeartMath’s easily learned self-regulation techniques allow people to quickly self-induce a physiological shift to a more coherent state. Consequently, they can successfully handle the demands and challenges of life with more ease, balance and physical, emotional and psychosocial well-being.

04/02/2018

Defending Religious Freedom Parental Rights and other Civil Liberties Without Charge
Show Guest: Brad Dacus

The Pacific Justice Leagues (PJI) is at the forefront of attorneys who recognize the need to preserve religious liberty in America. PJI is made up of a network of hundreds of volunteer affiliate attorneys nationwide. PJI handles cases addressing religious freedom including church and private school rights issues, curtailments to evangelism by the government, harassment because of their religious faith, employers attacked for their religious-based policies, students and teachers rights to share their faith at public schools. PJI also works hard to defend the rights of parents including their right to homeschool, review and have notice of public school curriculum and presentations, and opt out their children from objectionable material.

March 2018

03/26/2018

Dragonfly Transitions: What Young Adults Identify as Key Factors that Support Growth and Change in Transitio
 
Show Guest: Mona Treadway
 
An overwhelming number of young adults experience anxiety and depression. If left untreated they are at increased risk for loneliness, academic struggles, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and other mental health or developmental challenges (Pottick, et al., 2008). In the last 20 years a treatment option referred to as Young Adult Transition programs has emerged to support young adults as they launch into healthy, independent lifestyles.
 
Dr. Mona Treadway shares the findings from a comprehensive research project examining the experience of 17 young adults who completed a young adult transitional living program. It highlights the importance of high quality connection and relationships, community and culture, and experiential education for young adults as they move to find their place in the world. Dr. Treadway disseminates important feedback for programs and families working with adults on topics such as dating, medication management, group therapy, and family work.

03/19/2018

How Schools can Prevent and Quickly Respond to Active Shooters

Show Guest: Alon Stivi

We live in a 911 society where we expect help to always be a phone call away. This approach has repeatedly failed and does not work during critical incidents. We need to think about the recurring threat of mass violence differently if we expect different results. Understanding the root causes of the problem and asking why these shootings keep occurring is important but is not enough.

There are some effective solutions available today to prevent mass violence. They can be categorized into two types. The first type is about hardening the school campus and second is about engaging people as active participants in their own security.
 
Alon Stivi, developer of the Mass Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Survival Course, states that expecting law enforcement to respond immediately is unrealistic and relying solely on outside assistance is ineffective. In our interview, he shares solutions that are both self-evident and successful because we must be prepared to protect ourselves until help arrives and become empowered to know what to do and how to respond in a crisis situation.

03/12/2018

Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life
Show Guest: Max Lugavere
Discover the critical link between your brain and the food you eat, change the way you think about how your brain ages, and achieve optimal brain performance with this powerful new guide from media personality and leading voice in health Max Lugavere. After his mother was diagnosed with a mysterious form of dementia, Max Lugavere put his successful media career on hold to learn everything he could about the workings of the human brain and his mother’s condition. For the better half of a decade, he consumed the most up-to-date scientific research, talked to dozens of scientists and clinicians around the world, and visited the country’s very best neurology departments.

Now, in Genius Foods, Lugavere uncovers the stunning link between our dietary and lifestyle choices and our brain health, revealing how the foods you eat directly affect your ability to focus, learn, remember, create, analyze new ideas, and maintain a healthy, balanced mood.  In the vein of groundbreaking bestsellers such as David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain, Tim Ferriss’ Four Hour Body, and Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof Diet, Genius Foods presents a comprehensive, practical roadmap to optimizing the brain’s health and performance today—and decades into the future.

03/05/2018

Hat Tricks From Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison of Addiction

SHOW GUEST: Kate Genovese

When Kate Genovese’s son, Christopher “Geno”, died of an accidental overdose, she felt her world would come to an end. Tricks From Heaven: The Story of an Athlete in His Own Prison of Addiction is the true story of a golden boy, who grew up in a loving family, surrounded by friends, effortlessly sailing through high school, college and promotions career. What could be wrong?
Considered an outstanding hockey player, as time went on his performance suffered due to knee and shoulder injuries. Kate learned later that he was forced to take a few Percocets to make it through a game because the pain was terrific.

Addiction afflicts in the wealthy communities just as often as it does the lower income areas. Kate purpose in writing this book is to open every parents’ eyes and help them recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid problem before it is too late. Join us as, Kate shares her family's story and her powerful message: “Be aware and educated and don’t hide in denial.”

February 2018

02/26/2018

The “S” Word Project: Getting Teens Around the World Engaged in Solutions

Show Guest: Erin Thompson

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 48.6% of teen boys and girls between the ages of 14 & 19 are sexually active. Of that group nearly a quarter have had more than one partner. Many of these young people engage in sexual risk behaviors that can result in unintended health outcomes. Erin Thompson, Executive Director of The "S" Word Project, pushing the topic into meaningful discussions with teens can only be good because the silence is literally killing us. Erin believes it is time to get teens around the world talking about their relationships and sex in a supportive, confidential, non-judgmental environment while developing critical thinking and communications skills that will set them up to win in life. Having such a conversation will solve the issues generation gaps cause as well.

02/19/2018

Soul Experience: The 4th Level of Identity
Show Guest: Al Killeen
Soul Experience: The 4th Level of Identity is a book summarizing 45 years of research into how Spirit, Psychology, Philosophy, Business Experience, Family Experience, Relationship Experience, Health Experience and Personal Lives all synthesize into a systematic approach of meaning, power and inspired purposeful living.

This book is a guideline to help any normally functioning human adult find their purpose, their power, and their pathway by doing something rarely if ever done: realizing and choosing the higher identity built into each one of us that is the portal to meaning, changing the past scripts so they no longer hobble us, and creating a profound future unlimited by our pasts. Al shares, “If Soul Experience is read in the spirit with which it was written, and practiced accordingly, it will transform the reader, and their families ... guaranteed!

02/12/2018

Life’s Last Gift: Giving and Receiving Peace When A Loved One Is Dying
Show Guest: Charles Garfield, PhD
After four decades of training volunteers to offer comfort at the bedsides of the dying, psychologist and Shanti Project founder, Charles Garfield, has created an essential guide, Life’s Last Gift, for friends, family, and healthcare professionals who want to ease someone’s final days but don’t know how to begin.

Join us as Charles presents practical advice about finding connection, honesty, and peace while being of the greatest service to those at the end of life. By focusing on the reciprocal and healing relationship between the living and the dying, which continues until the last breath, Life’s Last Gift offers a path toward clarity and wholeness, and even growth.

02/05/2018

Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human Capacity
Show Guest: Penney Peirce
Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human Capacity is the next book in Penney Peirce’s award-winning, visionary series of guidebooks on personal and societal transformation. When you’re transparent, there is great power in being seen for all of who you are. Secrets, lies, and hiding are no longer functional. Honesty, simplicity, and true humility produce genius. And, when you’re transparent, you are empowered to see through situations that blind and confuse others. You have X-ray vision. Clarity in yourself equates to clarity everywhere.

Transparency functions horizontally in the physical world, and in these end times of the Information Age, that’s mainly about fluidity and freedom of information in business and government. As we shift into the Intuition Age, transparency also functions vertically between the physical and nonphysical worlds—and today, the frequencies of the two realms interpenetrate more fully than ever before.

January 2018

01/29/2018

The Cigarette Whisperer, Your Personal Stop-Smoking Coach
Show Guest: Rocky Rosen

According to the Center for Disease Control, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, accounting for more than 480,000 deaths every year, or 1 of every 5 deaths.

If you smoke, and you wish you didn’t, Rocky Rosen, the founder of The Cigarette Whisperer, cares a great deal.  He cares about nothing more than getting you out of this trap, the same one that held him captive for years. Rocky has coached all kinds of people, from the guy down the street to a top 100 Forbes billionaire who had tried all the best specialists in the country, and nearly lost a limb from smoking, before finding Rocky and getting free.

In our interview, Rocky shares stories of success in helping smokers kick the habit in an average of 3 days and why they can feel accomplished instead of deprived as they move forward in their lives – cigarette-free.

01/22/2018

Tantric Dating: Bringing Love and Awareness to the Dating Process
SHOW GUEST: Christine Baumgartner
When most people hear the word “tantra” they think of sex, and often here in the Western world you’ll see “tantra” used as a marketing term such as come to this or buy this because it’s TANTRA. You’ve seen this, right? When reviewing Catherine Auman’s new book, Tantric Dating, the Osho Times, international online magazine states, “For those readers, men and women, who wish to enrich their love lives, investigating Catherine Auman’s sage and well-considered advice could be just the answer and path you’re looking for!”
According to Catherine’s many fans of Tantric Dating, the book masterfully teaches a new mindset and shares exercises to help you bring love and awareness to the dating process, which is about facing your fears, growing yourself up about love and sex, and in the process experiencing yourself as a fully whole human being.

01/15/2018

You Got This! Creating a Fulfilling Life and Reaching Your Highest Potential as a Modern Mom
SHOW GUEST: Ally Loprete
A lifelong cheerleader’s guide to owning your truth, creating a fulfilling life and reaching your highest potential as a modern mom. Whether stuck in a circumstance, blocked from introspection or seeking deeper purpose, You Got This! is a call for inspired action and reverence of personal triumph. It’s a permission slip to courageously celebrate all of life’s journeys, rebel against societal expectations, and discover the unabashed self-truth that will lead to powerful personal transformations and spiritual enlightenment.
You Got This! is an honorable and brutally visible chronicle of a former cheerleader and current mom’s perspective –written in a language that will especially resonate with today’s modern parent — unleashing the true grit of what it takes to reach ones highest potential and as well as the top of the pyramid.

01/08/2018

Teaching with Tenderness: Toward an Embodied Practice
SHOW GUEST: Becky Thompson
Imagine a classroom that explores the twinned ideas of embodied teaching and a pedagogy of tenderness. Becky Thompson envisions such a curriculum–and a way of being–that promises to bring about a sea change in education. Teaching with tenderness makes room for emotion, offers a witness for experiences people have buried, welcomes silence, breath and movement, and sees justice as key to our survival. It allows us to rethink our relationship to grading, office hours, desks, and faculty meetings, sees paradox as a constant companion, moves us beyond binaries; and praises self and community care.

Join us as Becky shares how her new book encourages tenderness, active engagement and makes room for self-reflective learning, teaching, and scholarship in a learning goes deeper than civility, helping us know that we belong to each other, and is essential to who we are as human beings.

December 2017

12/18/2017

The divorce process and its impact on your life
Show Guest: Catherine MacWillie
A little known fact is that that family law may now be responsible for 25% of the crime in this country: homicides, suicides, kidnapping, child abuse, violation of court orders, violation of restraining orders and more. To put just one of those numbers into perspective, that is 4,000 homicides a year related to family law.
 
Catherine MacWillie, founder of Custody Calculations, has tackled this travesty head on by creating a full and complete line of services to serve the entire divorce community through seminars, coaching and the 3-Step Program which will be going into final development. In protecting the children of divorce, Catherine is an expert in address parents who are attempting to interfere in the other parents' relationship with their children by withholding custody, returning children late or picking them up early, inappropriate statements made by the other parent and the impact and recognition of the pressure often placed on children as a result of their parents' divorce.
 
But it doesn't end there, in our interview, Catherine will also discuss her work looking for children who have run away from home and school, children who feel lost, alone and frustrated during their parents' divorce.

12/11/2017

Concussions, an Athlete’s Perspective: Natural Ways to Protect Yourself
Show Guest: Dr. John DeWitt
Concussions seem to be everywhere in the news today. The ominous reports state that, “if you play football (at least professionally), YOU HAVE CTE”. Dr. John DeWitt, author of Head Games: Concussions & CTE, earned a full football scholarship at Vanderbilt University and went on to play twelve years of professional football. Frustrated with the pharmaceutical solutions, he then shifted his focus to a more holistic view. He went on to get his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Southern California University of Health Sciences. His thirst for knowledge led him to get certified in Advanced Sports Nutrition and Concussion Evaluation.
As a member of the NFLPA, Dr. DeWitt has seen too many of his former teammates suffering with cognitive dysfunction. Don’t miss this amazing interview in which Dr. DeWitt brings a unique perspective on the effects concussions and mild traumatic brain injury (Mtbi) have on a body, the neurometabolic changes that occur, and nutritional changes that can help speed recovery and even add a second layer of protection from concussions for our delicate brains..

12/04/2017

Can Find My Might: Boots-on-the-ground approach to bullying and self-acceptance
Show Guest: Gabriella van Rij
I Can Find My Might has been specifically written for students, parents, and educators. Gabriella van Rij ’s personal experience creates a boots-on-the-ground approach that is nothing short of magical. In this gripping part memoir and part self-help book for students, readers are invited to closely experience Gabriella’s stormy childhood, which will encourage empathy while also helping students see the uniqueness they are each blessed with.
A perfect book—not only for the student who is feeling hopeless or helpless due to bullying at school, but also for those children who have bullying tendencies. In a revelatory way, author and kindness activist Gabriella explains how both bullies and those being bullied are mirror images of each other and what children should do with this knowledge.

November 2017

11/27/2017

Managing Upset and Disarming Anger
Show Guest: Jason Sackett
When people learn to drive, they don't jump from reading a manual to cruising the freeway. After Driver's Ed, they need a quiet, empty parking lot to safely build their skills and confidence before facing real world challenges. Learning to disarm anger and hostility is significantly more demanding than learning to drive, so where's the "parking lot" for that?
According to Jason Sackett, founder or Managing Upset, disarming involves taking the energy out of a confrontation or strong emotional expression, neutralizing the other person's ability to remain angry or hostile, thereby creating opportunities for more productive dialogue. Join us as Jason Sackett describes the Managing Upset training and concepts his program implements of disarming-why it works, why other responses to confrontation fail, how to disarm effectively, and which traps to avoid-in a format that allows participants to quickly learn and apply the principles.

11/20/2017

Finally! A Mindfulness Approach to Video Games for Play-Based Social-Emotional Learning, Just in Time for the Holidays
Show Guest: Mike Langlois
This time of year, the requests start pouring in: "Can I get a Nintendo Switch?" "The New Call of Duty Black Ops Just Came Out, Can I have it for Christmas?" "Everyone else is getting an Xbox 1X, Why Can't We Get One." At the same time, parents are watching the news, with its' daily stories of terrorist attacks and mass shootings, and wondering, "Is there a connection between these video games and violence?" And even if there isn't, how will I ever get my kid to come to dinner on time without turning our house into a live version of Battlefield 4?
Mike Langlois is here to say, remain calm; and to help us put things in perspective. He's been working with children and adolescents for a quarter century, and although the news may tell you otherwise, his clinical experience and social analysis is that video games are a net gain rather than the end of civilization as we know it. Mike will help us take a deep dive into games like Minecraft and talk about how they can be instrumental in increasing mindfulness, anger management, and creating a shared language with parents and their player offspring. All that and Creepers-Boom!

11/13/2017

IECA and Its Foundation: High-Achieving Seniors and the College Decision
Show Guests: Luisa Rabe & Ann Montgomery
In a highly credible survey, 26% of students hired an independent educational consultant (IEC) to assist in their college search. The survey also provided evidence that independent educational consultants are being employed by mainstream families and working with students at various other levels to submit approximately 160,000 college applicants each year. The IECA Foundation is a force that leverages the knowledge, professional skills, and funds of IECA members, sponsors, and donors to help underserved students map pathways to success. The Foundation identifies and invests in projects to produce pragmatic, measurable results for students, their parents, and their communities bringing forth students' potential and nurturing their aspirations into achievement.
 
Join us as Luisa Rabe and Ann Montgomery discuss this year's IECA  Conference in Washington, DC (November 14-17) which will offer consultants the chance to connect with colleagues and hone their professional skills through workshops, breakout sessions, lectures and roundtables.

11/06/2017

EARN IT! What to Do When Your Kid Needs an Entitlement

Show Guest: Dr. Michael

Does your family suffer from "affluenza" exhaustion? Are you confused by the "Me! ME! ME!!!" attitude of your child? According to Dr. Michale Wetter, whether your child is six, sixteen, or thirty-six years old, it may be time for an entitlement intervention. Change yourself to change your children. Starting with a ten-question quiz to determine "How Entitled Is My Kid?," Dr. Wetter's new book, Earn It! What to Do When Your Kid Needs an Entitlement Intervention, will teach you how to create a family culture where responsibilities are honored, praise has meaning, decisions are made skillfully, and gratitude is second nature. 

With family exercises and parent challenges drawn from real-life family scenarios, this book provides an opportunity to reflect on how you can adjust your parenting style to create a family dynamic that nurtures your children into generous, balanced, and hard-working adults. Don't miss this show in which you'll find practical tips on chores and allowances, friends and social media, co-parenting, and cultivating true resilience.

October 2017

10/30/2017

Goodness To Go: A Handbook For Humanitarians
Show Guest: Dr. Fran Hamilton
Goodness To Go: A Handbook For Humanitarians
Expect to be changed by reading this book. Watch for the buds of authentic action emerging in your own life that will be inspired by these words. Goodness To Go takes us through the process of clarifying our purpose, helping us overcome internal and external barriers, and launches us into compassionate action. Grounded in experiential knowledge and guided by wise intuition, this writing is a joy to take in. Share it widely! Beth Osnes, Ph.D. - Co-founder of Mothers Acting Up
Goodness To Go is the name of a social enterprise and the title of a handbook for humanitarians written by Fran I. Hamilton, M.D. Proceeds from the sale of the handbook benefit the missions of the Goodness To Go social enterprise. The handbook’s intent is to mobilize the spirit of giving by offering a process to clarify and mobilize your goodness to go in ways that are sustainable and enjoyable.

10/23/2017

Everyday Narcissism: Yours, Mine, and Ours
Show Guest: Nancy Van Dyken
Nancy Van Dyken’s book, Everyday Narcissism: Yours, Mine, and Ours, is not about people with the clinical diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder. It’s for people like you and me—people who don’t have a major personality issue but whose lives aren’t as fulfilling or as joyful as we want them to be. Everyday Narcissism helps readers understand how EN manifests in their own lives, and teaches them how to heal it. This awareness provides a foundation for creating greater happiness, more fulfilling relationships, less reactivity, and more meaning.
CO-HOST - Michael Fink: Co-Founder & Outreach Director of Thero.org Affordable Therapy Project: Thero.org is a non-profit community of treatment providers who are building a national mental health resource directory. The Affordable Therapy Project is a collaborative group of organizations that coordinates mental health professionals to provide pro bono sessions to survivors of national crises, victims of natural disasters, and high-risk communities.

10/16/2017

From the best of "Answers for the Family" :
Kicking Addiction: How Naltrexone Blocks Opiod Highs in the Brain

SHOW GUEST: Kenneth Corioso

According to Psychology Today, Naltrexone is an opioid antagonist which has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of narcotic drug and alcohol dependence since the mid-90s. An opioid antagonist, Naltrexone is a drug which blocks the opioid receptors in the brain and prevents opioids drugs like heroin from binding to the receptors. The patient does not experience a high when using these substances.According to Kenneth Corioso, owner and Chief Operations Officer of Inland Detox, Inc., "The opioid epidemic has brought new challenges to the field of addiction medicine and there are ways to combat the increasing number of overdoses and fatalities associated with it." Join us as Corioso discusses the integration of cutting-edge treatments, such as Naltrexone implants, and how it gives the person suffering from substance abuse disorder a better chance of getting through the first year of sobriety."

10/09/2017

Wilderness Therapy Hawaiian-Style
Show Guests: Dr. John Souza & Mike Sullivan

Pacific Quest's unique wilderness therapy approach to change incorporates the best of wilderness therapy with the structure and clinical resources found in quality intermediate and residential care settings. Dr. John Souza, Therapist and Mike Sullivan, Family Services Director, share how students engage in life-changing experiences through the integration of a neuropsychological clinical model, which integrates many of Pacific Quest's guiding principles, including: Horticultural Therapy, Whole-Person wellness, and a dynamic Rites of Passage curriculum. Pacific Quest's Sustainable Growth model teaches valuable life skills by fostering an environment that promotes self-care, personal awareness and stewardship of one's community.

10/02/2017

Learning to Think Strategically: Why is there a Surging Demand and Shrinking Supply of Strategic Thinkers?
Show Guest: Dr. Julia Sloan
Article after article and leader after leader pleads and ploys for innovative global strategists - not as a mere means of survival, but to compete! So where are these strategists and who are they?  Dr. Julia Sloan declares that, "Successful strategy is always past tense" and if organizations have more than a hope and a prayer of remaining competitive. Dr. Sloans new book, Learning to Think Strategically hones in on just this very issue and provides insight into how successful strategists learn to think strategically.

September 2017

09/25/2017

​Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart
Show Guest: Scott Stabile
In each chapter of Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart, Scott shares a personal experience that pulled him from his center and the ways in which he brought himself back to peace, and to love.
Throughout Big Love, Scott also encourages each of us to choose love in our own lives. "I'd like this book to inspire you to consider love as the guiding force in your life," writes Scott. "We can all be love-spreaders, if we choose to be. You don't even need to quit your day job. Every time we choose compassion over condemnation, we spread love. Every time we find the courage to forgive, we spread love. Life presents us with daily opportunities to share a little, or a whole lotta, love."

09/18/2017

The UNI CAT: Comprehensive Assessment & Treatment Program for Youth
Show Guests: Dr. Matthew Pierson & Dr. Amanda Stoeckel

The University Neuropsychiatric Institute's (UNI) Comprehensive Assessment and Treatment (CAT) program offers a four to six week, comprehensive clinical evaluation for ages 5-17 in a safe and secure environment. Join us as Dr. Pierson and Dr. Stoekel describe how the success of the program hinges on the focus, clarity and direction each individual case receives.

09/11/2017

LIVE YOUR HAPPY – Get Out of Your Own Way and Find the Love Within
Show Guest: Maria Felipe
While millions have found A Course in Miracles life changing, others have been put off by its more esoteric, metaphysical aspects. Reverend Maria Felipe banishes those road blocks in her new book, Live Your Happy: Get Out of Your Own Way and Find the Love Within.

Live Your Happy is not a philosophic explanation of the Course; it is a practical guide for living it. The book includes real-world examples from Maria’s life and from her students’ experiences. In nine crystal-clear chapters, Maria shows readers how to get the “cuckoo voice of the ego” out of the way, connect with their “inner teacher,” and access personal power and strength.

09/04/2017

The Wonders of Language or How to Make Noises and Influence People 
Show Guest: Ian Roberts
Ian Roberts, author of The Wonders of Language or How to Make Noises and Influence People, offers a stimulating introduction to our greatest gift as a species: our capacity for articulate language. We are mostly as blissfully unaware of the intricacies of the structure of language as fish are of the water they swim in. We live in a mental ocean of nouns, verbs, quantifiers, morphemes, vowels and other rich, strange and deeply fascinating linguistic objects.

Join us as Ian introduces a most this amazing world, one that offers a thought-provoking and accessible introduction to the main discoveries and theories about language, designed for general readers, as well as undergraduates who are curious about linguistics and language

August 2017

08/28/2017

More Than a Visit to the Zoo! Wildlife Rescue Sanctuary Presents Kids’ Educational Program
Show Guest: Bobbi Brink
Bobbi Brink, founder of Lions Tigers & Bears, shares with our listeners the series of events that led to the creation of her NO KILL, NO BREED, NO SELL rescue and educational facility that allows the animals in their care the opportunity to live out their lives with dignity in a caring and safe environment. With a primary concerns are for the health, comfort and safety of their animals, Brinks has made it her life’s work to rescue and provide homes for as many of these tortured animals as possible.
In this very special interview Bobbi will share her great love, inspiring her passion for animals in our children. As she explains, Lions, Tigers & Bears’ Kids Program, was designed to be more than a visit to the zoo, it is complete with an exciting educational video, followed by guided visit around the sanctuary where children will be inspired to learn about our rescued animals, their rescue stories and general facts about each species.

08/21/2017

JOY FIXES FOR WEARY PARENTS: 101 Quick, Research-Based Ideas for Overcoming Stress and Building a Life You Love 
Show Guest: Erin Leyba PhD
Studies over the last 13 years by the Gottman Institute suggest that between 40 and 70 percent of couples experience "stress, profound conflict, and drops in marital satisfaction" after having a baby together. There is good news in Joy Fixes for Weary Parents: 101 Quick, Research-Based Ideas for Overcoming Stress and Building a Life You Love by family therapist and parenting blogger Erin Leyba, PhD. In 101 short, simple chapters Leyba integrates current research findings, illustrative stories, and actions steps to assist parents in becoming "fiercely deliberate" about their joy.

Blending mindfulness tools, Internal Family Systems therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, along with plenty of successful examples, Leyba skillfully helps parents reorient themselves to a state of calm, humor, and peace.

08/14/2017

Lessons from a Difficult Person - How to Deal With People Like Us
Show Guest: Sarah Elliston
The funny thing is that Sarah Elliston never realized she was "a difficult person," --someone who harangued people until she got her way, threw snip fits and temper tantrums, talked over her bosses and pointed out what she thought were their misconceptions. In her family, where she felt bullied, the only way she knew how to get someone's attention and approval was to voice her opinion--and loudly! Without standing her ground, how could she do what she thought was best for herself and everyone else around her. She wasn't intentionally mean-spirited. She was just trying to do what she thought was RIGHT!   Until a kind, but firm, boss woke her up! With great compassion, and strength, her boss pointed out that her actions had consequences. That in being "difficult," she was not only disrupting the office camaraderie and production, but impeding her own professional advancement.  
 
Join us Sarah shares her transformation-- when she started on the journey to leave behind the difficult person, and become the woman who teaches others how to deal with difficult people. Sarah "Sam" Elliston is now bringing forth her vital manual on how to awaken the challenging personality, and change both the relationship and the environment with her new book Dealing with Difficult People; Lessons Learned from a Difficult Person.

July 2017

07/31/2017

10 Steps to Wilderness  Therapy
Show Guests: Dr. Mark Burdick & Steven  Demille
If you are a parent or a practitioner who needs to know more about Wilderness Therapy, 10 Steps to Wilderness Therapy is a must-have guide to work through the ‘tough’ questions and find successful solutions. The guide was created to help you avoid the scenarios of getting caught in a crisis to then waste money. In 10 Steps, Dr Burdick provides you with guidance on how to make the right preparation, and all you need is an iPad, iPhone, or computer to download his e-book for free.

Joining Dr. Burdick in our interview is Steve Demille, Executive Director of Redcliff Ascent Wilderness Program. Dr. Burdick and DeMille will discuss how wilderness-based programs, such as Redcliff, are not about sitting on a couch and talking about the problems in life, they are about touching, feeling, smelling and seeing what life has to offer. Through experiential activities, students can experience real change in their live, manifesting their true emotions and behaviors as individuals and peers.

07/24/2017

The Alchemy of Pain, Celebration and Awakening

Show Guest: Britten Devereux

According to National Alliance on Mental Illness, 70-90% of people who engage care for their mental illness report improvements in quality of life. Britten Devereux, Chief Clinical Officer at the D’Amore Healthcare, describes to our audience how important it is for an addicted individual and/or their loved ones to step back from common symptoms of anger and fear before making decisions for care.

In this not-to-be-missed interview, join us as Devereux shares that although a person’s age, creed, drug or, the combination of substances and behaviors are certainly important factors in designing the treatment protocols, the real key to long-term recovery involves so much more. Bottom line, it is the person’s genuine desire to seek help and willingness to reformulate their lifestyle to include sustained engagement and relationships with sober peers so that the individual can respond to triggers or cravings with uncanny awareness and purposefulness.

07/17/2017

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT AND GLOBAL HEALTH: A Twenty-First-Century Agenda
Show Guest: Shari Dworkin
What is women's empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women's health? These are questions that the University of California Global Health Institute's (UCGHI) Center of Expertise (COE) on Women's Health, Gender, and Empowerment aimed to answer with this book. According to Shari L. Dworkin, co-editor of Women's Empowerment and Global Health, the oppression of women and girls is a pervasive human rights violation with profound effects on their health and wellbeing.

Women's Empowerment and Global Health presents thirteen multidisciplinary case studies that demonstrate how science and advocacy can be creatively merged to enhance the agency and status of girls and women. Seven of the chapters are enriched by complementary videos that provide readers with context about programs in India, Kenya, the United States, Mexico, Nicaragua, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

07/10/2017

A Penny for Your Thoughts Cards: Inspire Communication, Connection, and Problem-solving
Show Guests: Janine McGraw & Kathryn Snell-Ryan

A Penny for Your Thoughts innovates interactive card games and products that inspire communication, connection, and problem-solving. A Penny For Your Thoughts: A Survival Kit for Kids & Adults is a kid-friendly communication card game that sparks conversation and playfully opens the door to kids' social and emotional lives. The book includes 80 hand-illustrated cards designed to increase connection between kids and adults, foster positive ways to communicate feelings, and teach social and emotional skills that lead to success-at home, at school and with friends.

This game integrates Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills, helping children to articulate their feelings and learn how to manage them in healthy and adaptive ways. While these skills aren't learned overnight, we believe that practicing them can be fun, connecting, and completely within reach! Join us as Janine and Kathryn describe how A Penny for Your Thoughts uses the power of SEL to create a unique learning experience can truly be challenging, engaging, and meaningful for the entire family.