58 minutes | Jul 27, 2016
Encore: I Think I Can - Discover The Power of 'I AM'
Howard Falco, he's an author, and expert on human understanding and potential. He is a Spiritual Teacher, and Peak Performance or Mindfulness Coach to college and professional athletes ranging from NFL - NCAA Football, NHL, MLB, and the PGA, as well as CEOs, corporate executives,and individuals looking for a new way of overcoming life's challenges and achieving peace. Through his books, speeches, and private coaching thousands have been touched as individuals quickly realize the inspiring nature of his insights and the transformative impact this power has on their own lives. In a very clear and relatable style, Howard presents the wisdom regarding how to harness more of the creative energy we each have within us to accomplish any desire, goal, or dream we have for ourselves.
54 minutes | Jul 20, 2016
Encore: Ride to Recovery
My featured guest this week is Ryan DeRoche. Since Ryan's first time being on a bike he has known that's where he belongs. It wasn't until his late teens that he realized that getting people to feel that same belonging was his passion. Ryan had a very successful career in an industry he loved cycling. One day after work that all changed in the blink of an eye, an accident while riding was life changing. We learn about his journey, what he experienced and how his love for being outdoors and cycling served to inspire him. It took him nearly 4 years after his injury to get back into the woods, though being pulled and pushed by his friends in a manual chair, he felt as though he was back where he belonged. Now nearly a year later he has a bike that is adapted to him and allows him to get back to mountain biking. Ryan is a Dedicated mentor to others with spinal cord injuries. Advocate for disability rights. Advocate for Shared trail use in State and National parks.
54 minutes | Jul 13, 2016
Are you tired of the Daily Struggle ? Discover the 3 P's help
My featured guest is Mai Vu, Dating Coach, Author, International Speaker. Mai talks about her life awakening knowing the pressures woman have in today's world. Mai left a successful career in corporate America following her inner guide, felt the fear around this and preserved to become the coach, speaker, and author assisting others to discover their purpose. We discuss her new book The DIVORCED MOM's GUIDE to Dating. In this book she answers the big question that tired, overwhelmed single moms have Why do I work so hard, but I am not getting the love, success, and support that I want?. She introduces readers to the 3P's concept, and your journey back to yourself and your birthright. Mai then expands you into your freedom and power. The book is a blueprint to create a new and improved love life, as well as a better home, and business.
57 minutes | Jul 6, 2016
Encore: The Dark Night of the Soul
I am thrilled to be joined by Michael Mirdad. Michael talks about when events occur in our lives that we don't recognize or understand. These events situations, whether large or small may show up once, or repeat, and can seemingly ripple into every facet of our lives. When this happens we are left shaking our heads, asking ourselves why? Wondering why me? We begin self talk, rationalizing, trying to make sense of this. We try day after day to rise above, and no matter what we do nothing goes right. Really? Why cant I get a break? We can often experience, fatigue, emptiness, sadness, a sense of depression and disorientation. This is what Michael calls the Dark Night of the Soul. We talk about what it is, how to recognize this in our lives He shares the five stages that occur during this process. Why this process is even necessary for us to go through, what to do when you're experiencing it. How long does this last? Is there anything we can do to help ease this?
59 minutes | Jun 29, 2016
Encore: A Marine's Mission Grounded in Love
Karen and Colin Archipley created Archi's Acres in 2006, as Colin returned from his third combat tour in Iraq. The Archipley's original plan after Colin completed his military service was to be a husband-wife team helping with real estate sales and loans. But when he returned started working the farm that's when everything changed. What they've done is created a new way of transitioning the veteran community. What they have found in the case of PTSD is that the diagnosis isn't being made until a year or two after discharge. In part that diagnosis results from a failure to re-integrate the veterans back into civilian life through occupational transition. He said When you start doing multiple deployments your personality changes, and you get separated from the general public. Today they serve many in the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) provides military veterans a transition to civilian life.
56 minutes | Jun 22, 2016
Encore: Some Say He's Lucky
I am joined this week with Sean VanGerena. Sean's story is powerful, and inspiring to say the least. Some people say I'm lucky. Others believe there is a plan for me and I'm blessed. I would agree with it all. On November 1, 2008 he was involved in a traumatic accident, a roll-over and sustained multiple injuries including: a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Broken Neck (C-6 Incomplete/Ambulating Quad) along with multiple strokes. Prior to his accident in November Sean dreamed of being an Ironman. His life revolved around running and being physically strong. He was a single Dad, self employed and very independent. After his accident in the hospital his family was told if he survived, he may never walk again, and would probably need to live in a full time care facility. Learning his classification he would now have the opportunity to compete with others athletes with similar disabilities he switched his focus to Track Field and is training for the Paralympics 2016.
57 minutes | Jun 15, 2016
Encore: Firewalk- Life Lessons based on Courage and Love
Pat is a cancer survivor or thriver as she now likes to call herself, a former Oncology RN, and the author of Firewalk'. She says her cancer diagnosis was a WAKE UP call and allowed me to transform my life in breathtaking ways. It was a process for sure, but I learned that when you allow change to occur from the inside out you can indeed create health and well being in the body, mind and spirit. Pat offers this to anyone who seeks a path to wholeness her life's experiences, wisdom and gifts! You can learn to live in the moment and live each day with love, gratitude, and grace. No matter what circumstances you came from, change and growth are always possible!
54 minutes | Jun 8, 2016
Ignite Your LIfe
My featured guest is Jackie Woodside. She is a certified professional coach, and licensed psychotherapist. She heard the inner calling for more in her life, and has successfully created her curriculum for conscious living my story or my path to get me here. We discuss her latest book, best seller Calming the Chaos: A Soulful Guide to Managing Your Energy Rather than Your Time. She shares the difference between living from stress consciousness - survival mode, just getting by the daily struggle to make ends meet and self care, putting yourself first because you matter. She shares with us how to mange your personal energy, when we are chronically busy, the role of stress and clutter plays in our lives. The difference between being productive, and being busy, how to re vamp your to do list. The good news is we don't have to do it all! Jackie shares how to stop overcommitting in today's fast paced world, how to make time, when you allow yourself to live fully a Life by Design.
55 minutes | Jun 1, 2016
Where There's Trouble There's Hope
My featured guests are Sheila Duncan and Melanie Fleming, creating a business and bringing an idea to life is a labor of love. When Sheila's niece was 12 she found herself surrounded by adversity, losing three family members to cancer in a very short time. This devoted aunt suggested they sit down together and write a book about it. The result was the creation of a gutsy, huggable, inspiring character named- Trouble. The first book Here's Trouble was very successful, it's message is that kids today are pressured at school and deal with other issues such as poverty, homelessness, abuse, divorce, illness, bullying and more. Trouble, the dog, has been made into a plush toy right here in USA and he has been traveling to children & adults around the world. The books message is that trouble is a part of life. This book gives hope and shows that we are not alone. Trouble has a new friend Hope, a rescue dog. The two new friend travel together in the second book Everyone needs a little Hope a story for everyone.
56 minutes | May 25, 2016
Drumming- The Rhythm of Your LIfe
My featured guest is Erik Dunton, he grew up like many children playing pots and pans- drumming. His family had a musical background. In his youth he attempted to play the saxophone and his music teacher said I had no business playing a musical instrument of any kind, Erik felt the devastation from those words that did not stop him. It was his love for drumming and his older brother's guidance who was a sound engineer. Erik sought out a career in music, fell in love with recording, and become an audio engineer. This led to countless opportunities, live concerts, TV shows, and recording sessions. He had a successful career yet he still struggled with the words from his music teacher feeling he had no business doing what he's was doing. One day a friend told him this was the Angel that drove me in the direction of serving others needs through music. After years of playing he began drumming circles as a team building for businesses, and focused his efforts on therapeutic drumming. Today Erik operates Positive Repercussions build community through interactive evidence based programs designed to inspire, empower, educate, and engage in an inclusive environment.
55 minutes | May 18, 2016
Crazy Can Be Joyful: A Mom's Journey of Self Exporation
My featured guest is Jennifer Williams Fields, mother of six and hurricane Katrina survivor. We talk about the moment the got the knock on the door to leave. she was determined to stay but in that moment she left with her children and a bag of laundry on her back. New Orleans the place she and her children called home gone devastated. They embarked on a journey leaving everything behind, facing issues such as depression, divorce, addiction,and suicide. More than enough for one person to handle it was her love for her children and writing that inspired her. It isn't about how far you can stretch on the mat, its about connection of mind, breath, body awareness alignment and self love life changing. Now relocated they like so many others, living fully and the Author of Creating A Joyful Life:The Lessons I Learned From Yoga and My Mom is a great read with practical info on life.
56 minutes | May 11, 2016
Step Up and Into the Game of LIfe
My featured guest is Michael Plansky. He talks openly about a pivotal time in his life. As a first time men's head basketball coach at Salve Regina University, he was readying the team for practice before they were to start the game when he found out his son Max had been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Max was 9 months old, Michael was 5 months into his head coaching career. Standing before a group of fit able-bodied young men, he started his usual practice and warm-up, but this time was different. As he began to tell the team of Max's diagnosis, he began to cry, causing many players to tear up. A few minutes in he told them how they needed a good practice, because Max would never have a chance to have a good practice. Max was an inspiration to the players. We discuss the time when Michael left coaching and Max lost the interaction with the players, withdrew, and his physical condition worsened. This changed in 2013 when Max became a part of Northeastern University basketball team.
56 minutes | May 4, 2016
Embracing Your Positive Self Worth
My featured guest is Kate McKay she calls herself The Master Motivator. Kate is proving everyday that prosperity and success comes in many different forms... She walks the walk and talks the talk. We discuss her life, what keeps her inspired, as well as how she became The Master Motivator, transformational speaker, lifestyle coach, fitness guru, entrepreneur, and international best-selling author her latest book Living Sexy FIt...at any age! which was featured in Family Circle. She is definitely a shining example of embracing your positive self worth and living a life truly love.
54 minutes | Apr 27, 2016
Follow Your Hearts Calling
My featured guest is Charley Thweat, we discuss his journey and awakening. Charley began working as Architect, life in the cubicle he just knew this wasn't it, there was something more. He has been a favorite at Unity groups since the early 80's singing. He shares an experience he had during a performance an awakening - a shift. He was so filled with love and joy from this performance. He knew with absolute certainty what was his to do to bring joy, and love to others through song. He followed his hearts calling returned to his office and gave his notice leaving his budding career as an Architect. He began to perform fulltime, writing his own music and stepping into a life he truly loved. His music is inspirational, he has a talent for turning a room full of strangers into connected family with his original music. Charley has performed throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Fiji, and has been the musical opener for Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Ram Dass.
55 minutes | Apr 20, 2016
Follow Your Dream Never Give Up - Inspiration after Concussion
This weeks my guests are a mother and daughter, Brooke and Stephanie Mills. They talk about how Brooke's life changed in an instant when she sustained a concussion during a gym class. We talk about the long road of recovery, asking questions and finding your voice. Brooke and Stephanie discuss her symptoms the changes she encountered that impacted her life and her entire family. We learn what kept her motivated, how crucial support is during an injury to present what she along with her mom have done since her injury to help others regarding concussion. Brooke has become an ambassador recording numerous public service announcements in her state. She founded NH Concussion Awareness Day, and with the help of her mom founded LessenTheImpact.Org . and started her own blog This is a heartfelt, and inspirational conversation regarding the topic of concussion that so often misunderstood giving real hope through their journey.
55 minutes | Apr 13, 2016
Laughter in Life is the Best Medicine - with Comedian Josh Blue
Karen Leavitt welcomes Josh Blue, comedian who won Last Comic Standing in 2006. Josh will talk about his childhood growing up in Cameroon, South Africa, and Minnesota. He openly talks about life with Cerebral Palsy and how he discovered his ability to make people laugh at open mic night in college. He knew this was his passion and gift and as he can, with his brand of self-deprecating humor, deliver a one of a kind performance. We will discuss who his role models in life are, what keeps him inspired, and how winning The Last Comic Standing changed his life regarding both the enormous success and the role of fear.
58 minutes | Apr 6, 2016
Discover the Essence of LIfe
My feature guest is Bobbi Courtney, She is a psychotherapist with a Master's degree in Social Work. She began her career and knew she was meant to do more. Her journey of discovery led her to become a holistic psychotherapist and certified flower essence a gem elixirs practitioner, also she's certified in Integrative Aquatic Body Psychotherapy. She shares her rich background of knowledge in Holistic therapy, somatic psychology, and shamanic deep imagery. We talk about her gifts, how she knew what was hers to do, the role of fear on her journey, how she kept inspired and who can benefit from her work. We discuss the power of flower essences and Aura infusions, and how they came to be. She effectively uses them to assist others in healing. Bobbi also offers sessions - individual, group, and telephone. Discover the Essence of Life ,changing old patterns and shifting to a new awaken to live fully the life your were meant to live.
55 minutes | Mar 30, 2016
Finding Your Bliss
My featured guest is Cyndi Swall, coach, speaker, bliss mentor. After spending years as a successful Executive Coach Cyndi came to realized that she was much less interested in just making people better leaders than she was in making leaders happier people. We discuss the power of belief systems and happiness. Happiness is a choice, yes a choice. We talk about the power of your thoughts, mindset and visioning gaining clarity on what you truly want in your life, which is ultimately to be happy. She is one of only a handful of coaches that specialized in the needs and patterns of women. We talk about her upcoming book Some Day My Bliss Will Come: A Guidebook of Everyday Joy for Women Who Are Tired of Waiting Around!
58 minutes | Mar 23, 2016
The Power of Discovery
My featured guest is Sherri Henley, she is an accomplished media host of both radio and television. We talk about her journey during her young adult life in which she overcame depression, and life circumstances. For many this would be insurmountable, but this was not case for Sherri. Her strong beliefs and faith urged her onward. We discuss her latest book Come Into Your OWN - A 31 Day Experience what her inspiration was, as well as the blocks and barriers that can occur during the process and how to overcome them. Sherri is also an inspired speaker, and trainer, assisting others to discover their story owning it - feel its power, recognizing its purpose. She is also the founder of Digital Citizenship. We learn what this is, and who its for.
59 minutes | Mar 16, 2016
Changing Your Perspective
My featured guest is Deborah Schlag, she experienced a (TBI) in January 2003 and has since fully recovered. She's an inspirational speaker, advocate, and award-winning author of her book Becoming the Healer-The Miracle of Brain Injury. She lives in NC with her husband. With his help they have created & founded the Awakenings Center For Inner Healing & Empowerment. We talk openly about her injury and journey from that dark time to her awakening to her Divine life purpose. From the beginning she felt she needed to share all she was learning to assist, empower and motivate others through their healing process. Her book details her recovery, which is remarkable, along with her faith creativity, and belief that no matter what we go through, there's a message or a lesson to be learned. She has experienced miracles in her life, and now works with others and is blessed to be present for theirs. Today she is an inspirational speaker, author, founder living a happy, healthy life helping others to do the same.