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Your Authentic Life
55 minutes | Feb 4, 2015
Tips for living your best life
Do you remember seeing the movie GroundHog Day with Bill Murray? The film depicted the lead character, a weatherman from Pittsburgh, living the same day over again until he finally figured out what he needed to do to live his best life and deeply connect with the woman of his dreams. How much of your life feels like you're reliving the same day over again? Today's episode focuses on the benefits of meditation, the power of conscious choice-making as well as an introduction to Ayurveda, a 5000 year old consciousness based system of healing from India. While not a religion, Ayurveda describes ways we can attain optimal health and deepen the connection between our mind, body, and spirit. You are worthy and deserving of love -- this is your birthright. What you've experienced in our past doesn't have to trip up your future. Tune in now and gain some helpful tips and nourishing lifestyle routines to help you live your best life starting now.
56 minutes | Jan 28, 2015
Tips for dealing with job loss
Next to the fear of public speaking or falling into a pit of poisonous snakes, the anxiety around the idea of being terminated from one's job is high on the list of terrifying thoughts. If it happens, the stress associated with the experience can be crippling. Handled well, losing a job can be just the motivation needed to make a much needed career or life change. Tune in and listen to my interview with master level nurse, Colleen Bowers, as she shares her journey having recently come through the other side of job loss. We won't be short on ideas or inspiration as Colleen weaves her story-telling magic and creates a soothing balm to help heal the wounds created by grieving the loss of a job.
55 minutes | Jan 21, 2015
Tips for engaging in your community
It isn't always easy to meet new people or establish healthy roots where you live. Sometimes you can feel unsure, shy, or reluctant to connect with others. There are some easy, fun, and free ways to learn about what is happening in your community. On this episode, veteran radio news anchor and managing editor, Lisa Drew joins me to explore tips for volunteering, getting involving, and finding happiness through connecting with people in the community. Lisa has won awards for her volunteer efforts and through her radio show, helps listeners stay connected to what's happening and how they can get involved. Tune in and learn more about ways to gain confidence, build skills, and develop inspired connections.
56 minutes | Jan 14, 2015
Reflections on Career and Life
Are you looking for meaning and purpose in the work that you do? Thinking you might be in the wrong job or even profession? Getting started on a career path and want to make a difference? Join Susan and her guest, Dr. Margaret Glenn, to talk about what is possible in this emerging and ever changing world of ours. Career counseling or coaching has a long history. We often think of our search for the right work choices as a relatively modern concept but you can find ancient writings of monks and seers whose insights are quite timely. There are also a proliferation of current experts exploring the issue as well. So who do you listen to? You listen to yourself. Your choice of work will flow from who you are. You came into the world with unique talents ready and willing to serve the world in some way. How that is to be expressed is the task before you. We will explore how we might learn to surf the wave of opportunity that exists within and around you, as well as share some resources
56 minutes | Jan 7, 2015
How will you define your why?
With the new year upon us, it is time to reflect on what you want for 2015 and beyond. Knowing who you truly are and what lights you up inside are important steps to helping you enjoy each day to its fullest. brbr For the fortunate few, a path of purpose is paved early in life, while for the vast majority, discovering passion and purpose has taken what seems like a lifetime of experience in the school of hard knocks. brbr My guest for this episode is Gerry Visca, an inspirational speaker who is regarded internationally as Canada’s Creative Coach with a gift in unleashing WHY power within Fortune 500 leaders and inspired entrepreneurs. brbr Together, Gerry and I will discuss tips for helping you find your purpose knowing that the gifts you have inside you are ones the world is waiting to see unleashed. brbr You won't want to miss this episode. Find your why and create a ripple effect to change your life and the lives of others in deeply enriching ways.
55 minutes | Dec 31, 2014
Ways to Leverage Social Media
Join Susan Cranston as she interviews Generation Y Entrepreneur and the co-founder of two companies, Jeff Horst. Together Susan and Jeff will explore the rise of social media and its uses from a personal perspective and business perspective. Susan and Jeff will share tips and resources available to help you feel more comfortable using social media networks such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook to name a few. Jeff will also share insights about starting two businesses and the role social media played. While there are cautions that need to be taken when using social networks, there are a number of benefits that come from exploring these primarily free and easy to use communication channels. Tune in and find out how to make them work best for you.
58 minutes | Dec 24, 2014
Addressing the Holiday Blues
Not everyone feels the magic of Christmas. The holiday season can be a time of stress, anxiety, and unrealistic expectations. There can be so much pressure at this time of year to be 'happy' and to create a picture postcard experience. While many enjoy the season, there are others who find it difficult and wish it would pass quickly. brbr Join Susan and her guest, Trista Thorp, a brilliantly certified Vedic Master Educator (by Deepak Chopra) and internationally-recognized leader in the field of meditation and emotional healing, Trista embraces a wide array of approaches to help people transcend the barriers that keep them from living their full potential. brbr Tune into this episode as Susan and Trista explore the pressures pulling you in all directions and ways to make healthier decisions about how you consciously spend your time, resources and energy. Learn ways to put stress in its place and find more peace and joy from going within.
58 minutes | Dec 17, 2014
How To Fail Intelligently
It isn't fun or easy to experience failure. It happens to all of us. What we do when it happens is what often determines our future success. Join host Susan Cranston as she interviews Executive Coach, Heather Clarke. Together, they will explore the concept of intelligent failure as well as best practices relating to it. Intelligent failure is about the attitude and perspective we embrace in order to learn as much as possible from our mistakes. The gap between where we are when we've failed and where we want to be holds great potential. When we take the time to explore what went wrong and how to bring about change, innovative thinking can be a powerful result. Prevent feelings of regret and remorse as well as the paralysis that comes from harbouring a fear of failure. On this episode, you'll gain tips for maximize learning from failure and the importance of sharing your knowledge in ways that shift your perspective and prove helpful to others.
57 minutes | Dec 10, 2014
Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work
Join Susan Cranston as she interviews best-selling author and speaker, Dr. Alan Zimmerman as they discuss the topic of his latest book, The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work. For years now, Dr. Zimmerman has been delivering attitude, motivation and leadership programs that pay off. On this episode of Your Authentic Life, he will share insights and stories relating to these 3 secrets as well as ways you can release their power into your life and work. As Charles Bixton said, You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it. Join Susan and Dr. Zimmerman as they explore the common needs we have for wanting to be happy and have successful life. Learn the simple formula for getting want you want. Tune in and start your journey today.
54 minutes | Dec 3, 2014
How to Create a Ripple Effect
Can you change the world? Yes, you can, but it first starts with you and looking inside to what motivates, inspires, and fuels your passion. What is the burning 'yes' inside you? Are you ready to wow the world? brbr Many of us look to make our world a better place, but don't know where or how to start. It can feel overwhelming to balance work, family, volunteer efforts, as well as personal goals. brbr Susan's guest, Amanda Knapp, Vice-President, Wealth Advisor & Financial Planner at RBC Wealth Management - Dominion Securities, shares her inspiring story of overcoming major life challenges while seeking ways to find balance, manage boundaries, and bring her dream to life. brbr Are you ready to be the catalyst that creates a ripple effect? Tune in and find out how.
56 minutes | Nov 26, 2014
Women Helping Women in Business
Join host Susan Cranston as she interviews Emmy Award-winning media producer, bestselling author of She Takes on the World: A Guide to Being Your Own Boss, Working Happy, and Living on Purpose, and the Creator of SheTakesOnTheWorld.com. brbr The last ten years has seen a significant shift in the way people interact, exchange information, develop and grow a business. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, data shows that over the last 17 years, women-owned business increased 68% since 1997, representing more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses operating in 2014 (up from 8.6 million in 2013). The growth in the U.S. has doubled in the last three years and has generated close to $1.5 trillion in revenues for female business owners. brbr Susan and Natalie will discuss why women are increasingly focused on supporting other female entrepreneurs and what this means for the changing face of the business enterprise and the impact it has on men as supporters, collaborators, and employees.
58 minutes | Nov 19, 2014
On Self Compassion and Making Mistakes. What to do next.
On today's episode, Susan Cranston and her guest, Amanda Weber, success coach and Chopra Certified Meditation teacher, will explore the concept that self compassion is one of the key factors to achieving personal happiness. Tune in to find how what to do next when you make a mistake and how creating a 'do-over' can yield powerful and positive results. From this episode of Your Authentic Life, you'll learn key tips for learning how to turn a mistake into a positive and enriching experience for both you and the people involved. Learn some helpful ways to living a happier and healthier life. Only on Your Authentic Life and only on VoiceAmerica.
58 minutes | Nov 12, 2014
The Impact of Conditioning & The Power of Potential
Join host Susan Cranston for her premiere show with guest, Derrick Sweet, Chairman and Founder of the Healthy Wealthy and Wise Corporation, and CEO & Founder of Certified Coaches Federation. He is also the author of three highly celebrated books: Healthy Wealthy and Wise, Get The Most Out of Life, and You Don't Have to Die to Go To Heaven. Susan and Derrick will discuss the impact of past conditioning and ways to harness the power of one's potential.They will address what stops people from living their dreams, and the importance of good habits to move forward in a positive direction. They will also explore the role of a life coach as well what some of the biggest challenges are when it comes to communicating difficult message professionally and personally. In addition, they will cover the impact that negative conditioning has on self awareness, self worth, and personal branding. Tune in and gain practical and timing tips to help you live your best and most authentic life now.
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