I recently met Greg O’Brien the author of “On Pluto” a fascinating book about Greg’s journey with Alzheimer’s.   In my interview with Greg we get to explore what goes on in the mind of someone with early onset Alzheimer’s.   While Greg will admit to you, his short term memory is frequently only about 60 seconds long,  the left side of his brain that part that is associated with creativity has not been affected as much and is more readably accessible.

I really like how Greg explains what it is like living with Alzheimer’s.  He says it is like doing laundry in the basement of your home and someone turns out the lights–how would you feel?  He says confused, frustrated, angry and ultimately you yell out for help and someone turns on the lights.  Everyday a sliver of your brain is being sliced off, and slowly you move into what Greg refers to as the distant planet Pluto.

Greg mentions that in the world Alzheimer’s has become and epidemic with approximately 135 million people being affected worldwide.  The outlook for this disease and its growth amongst the Baby Boomer is staggering.  He states that in 25 years there will be two kinds of people in the world–those with Alzheimer’s and those treating someone with the disease.

I hope you will take the time to listen to this wonderful man tell his story with has such a compelling message.  Listen, learn and understand how one lives with this disease, and can fight it as long as possible– through his book “On Pluto“.

Greg O’ Brien has not laid down,  he is a fighter and someone who will stay mentally alert using all the power he has to tell his story and provide ways to manage life with Alzheimer’s.

If you want to connect with Greg please click here to go to his website, and click here to connect with him on Facebook.  Enjoy this great interview.

As we  get focused on our health goals for the start of the year, many may have experienced that it has been challenging to maintain that focus, and have already given up.

In my interview with Jordan Meltzer the co-founder of the Pure Start Cleanse we discuss strategies that work for anyone looking to cleanse and shed that unwanted weight.  The Pure Start Cleanse program provides the elements to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and detoxify, re-energize and burn fat without feeling tired or hungry.

The supplements that are required to start the cleanse are not proprietary, and all products to maintain your cleanse can be obtain at you local health food store.

If you want to learn more about the Pure Start Cleanse program please click here to be directed to the website, you will also be provided with a no-cost half hour coaching session with Jordan Meltzer the co-founder of Pure Start Cleanse.

I hope you will avail yourself of this great offer to find out more about becoming more mentally, physically and spiritually revitalized.

We have all heard the saying that “we are spiritual  beings having a human experience”, and I truly believe this is the case.  If this is not the case then what is our bigger purpose for being on this planet?

I recently had the honor of interviewing Indira Dominguez the author of a new book entitled ” YOU, A Spiritual Being on a Spiritual Journey“.  In our dialogue together we discuss the elements of getting our “out of our mind” and that we are not our minds.  Indira guides her readers into a new dimension and paradigm shift about how to access an energy and vibration that connects us to our higher self.  She examines a very important focal point, and that is that we are not  just our minds–we are so much greater.  In most cases we allow our minds to shape our day to day actions, we live in an always on, automatic life.   When we come from this energy, we frequently come from fear, lack, not enough.

If you can learn to separate your mind from Self, you can activate a new dimension where you access your intuitive Self which is always available.  This is where you hightest creativity and awareness resides.  A place of purpose, passion, fulfillment and a life lived from ease.  Indira emphasises that we should listen carefully, and tune into our Self-to understand the duality between the mind and Self.  If we will Trust in our “inner knowing” we will see our eternality and that on a energetic level we are all connected–“One”.

I encourage you to listen to my interview with Indira Dominguez about her new book ” YOU A Spiritual Being on A Spiritual Journey“.  You can also access some great videos of Indira by visiting her website by clicking here.  Enjoy a deeply spiritual interview with a wonderful soul awakening our Self to the higher consciousness just waiting to be engaged.

 

Our body is constantly speaking to us, the big question is are we listening?

In my recent interview with Jeannine Weist we discuss her new book entitled “The Alchemy of Self Healing- A Revolutionary 30-Day Plan to Change How You Relate to Your Body and Health.”  Jeannine is a certified craniosacral therapist who coaches movie stars, stressed-out executives and client who are living anxiety-ridden lives.

In our interview together we discuss how she helps people transform their old stories that dwell in the body and drain their well being.  Jeannie knows how to help us tap into our bodies wisdom and access our creative forces and energy.  She works at a cellular level to access the information that is blocking us from having the energetic and fulfilling lives we deserve.

If you are interested in learning more about how to access this energy I recommend reading her new book ” The Alchemy of Self Healing” as well as listening to our interview together.  You can also learn more by clicking here to be directed to her website.

Weight Loss, almost everyone has attempted one method or another.  Some are successful and other completely fail.  Individuals in the United States spend billions of dollars each year trying to release weight.

I had the pleasure of speaking with an author by the name of Stephanie Matos, who recently released a new e-book entitled “The Mindful Weight Loss Method“.  I believe that Stephanie is on to something, and in our interview together we discuss how not only she released over 60 lbs, but how she is helping others with her Mindful Weight Loss Method.

When you think about it, mindfulness as a mechanism to create awareness of our patterns and is a wonderful way to shift our behaviors, and we all know if we can’t shift our behaviors from stress eating, or postponing that work-out we will never release the excess weight.  Stephanie speaks with in this podcast about many methods that are not only working for people, but are successful at keeping the weight off.

I hope you enjoy this podcast with Stephanie Matos, and if you want to learn more please click here to be taken to her website.  Or to watch one of her YouTube videos just click here.

 

Heather ReedEveryone today is focused on wellness, and it is a topic that deserves a lot of focus and attention.  I had the pleasure of interviewing both Dr. Matt Mumber and Heather Reed about their new book entitled “Sustainable Wellness-An Integrative Approach to Transform Your Mind, Body and Spirit.”.   I must state that Matt and Heathers approaching to achieving sustainable wellness uses an integrative medicine approach which if followed properly will certainly help one achieve sustainable wellness with lasting results.

I found their  analogy of using the three legged stool a great way to explain how they both approach the topic of wellness.  If you can imagine a three legged stool with the seat being spirituality , and the three legs physical activity, nutrition, and stress management all feeding into our spirituality.   The stool rests on awareness, which is the foundation of where all wellness begins.   This provides a great visual of the integrative approach that both Matt and Heather take when working with their clients to achieve truly lasting wellness.

Achieving sustainable wellness begins with reflection and exploration.  In the book you will find many opportunities where  Matt and Heather  provide the reader with questions for reflection and thought.  They have also have created and an eight (8) steps process to follow in exploring your personal wellness RX.  Those steps include mindfulness, know thyself, life review and planning, nutrition, physical activity, stress management, spirituality, bringing it all together.  If you follow these steps and practice the wisdom that the authors have outlined in “Sustainable Wellness” you will most likely  achieve a new level of health and vitality for yourself.

Matt Mumber, MDI invite you to listen to this great podcast with both Dr. Matt Mumber and Heather Reed while we explore questions for the listeners about obtaining a peak level of health, vitality and wellness.  If you would like to learn more you can click here to be directed to the Sustainable Wellness website, or you can click here to watch a Youtube video interview with Matt.

 

Jeff Frick I recently had the pleasure to interviewing my good friend and author Jeff Frick about his new enhanced book entitled ” Poetic Ripples for the Knowing Heart“.  Jeff’s new book is a publication of Wiseologie Media Group a company that I am a partner in and have been publishing enhanced books for over two years.  If you have never experienced watching and listening to a poet through a downloaded book, then this is your opportunity.

Jeff explores the deep elements of our human nature and experience with his poetry.  He also has used poetry through his life as a businessman to help develop greater levels of communications with his employees, and well as reflective way to express his thoughts, ideas  ways to transform challenging issues.  Poetic Ripples from the Knowing Heart will move and transform you through the beautifully express poetry.

 

If you would like more information about Jeff’s consulting services you can click here to be directed to the Poetic Ripples website.  You can also watch Jeff on Youtube  where he recites many of his poems by clicking here.  Enjoy this great interview with a very gifted poet and businessman.

 

 

Dan ZadraIn my ongoing series of interviews with Dan Zadra we speak about his book entitled “2 How Will You Create Something Beautiful Together.

As I have previously mentioned Dan’s books are easy to read, and extremely inspirational.   This book is about finding love, then creating something together that is beautiful.   Dan states ” Go where you’ve never been. Dream together, plan together, laugh together and grow together.”   Wonderful words, but how in our busy world do we find the time to dream, plan and grow together.

In my interview with Dan we explore the simple things that couples can do together to build a lasting and loving bound.   Dan states that their are only four questions of value in life…. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? —The answer to each is the same.  Love.

Dan mentions that creating a couples mission statement is very powerful.  I know that I have never done it, but I  can imagine how this process would really unite people.  He also talks about doing a couples journal, now that is a new one on me.  I have never heard of a couples journal.  Sharing thoughts, ideas and stories together sounds like it would be a kick and a way to grow closer with your significant other.

No matter what your dream, if you share it with someone you really love–and someone who cares about you then your dream mean so much more.  Likewise, if your spouse or significant other shares their inner most secrets it makes life all worth living.

We are hear to bond, love, live and unite our common interests in helping to make this world a better place to live.   Dan’s book “2 How Will You Create Something Beautiful Together.” is a great book to inspire, move and get you thinking about what is truly possible when you have your life to share with someone.

 

Enjoy this great read and interview with author Dan Zadra.

Jason Womack

I learned about author Jason Womack through a connection with author David Allen and an article which appeared in Productivity Magazine.  I read the article about what Jason was doing, and thought he would be an excellent guest for Inside Personal Growth.

In my interview with Jason about his new book entitled ” Your Best Just Got Better” we discuss what is required in our fast paced world what is required to work smarter, think bigger and make more.

Jason and I both attended University of Santa Monica, and an idea that we speak about in our interview is something called the “Ideal Day” that we need to give credit to Ron and Mary Hulnick (our professors) at USM.

I bet this is a foreign concept to most people, just what does an ideal day look like in your life. If you were asked to write it down, could you?  If all you get from reading  “Your Best Just Got Better“, is this concept then it is worth the read.  Really, write down what an ideal day looks like for you and attempt to live it-it is amazing what will change in your life.

Jason speaks about “thinking bigger“. Just what does thinking bigger mean, and why should you practice the art of thinking big.  Jason states ” ask anone who works at the highest levels of professionalism—from business to athletics to government institutions–about the secrets to their success, and they are bound to tak about their mind-set. Mental rehearsal–that is, visualizing something before it actually happens–is a great way to set yourself up for success.  It establishes the foundation for the results to come.  This practice of visualization and thinking bigger is so very important to raising your level of success and reaching for a new goal,  unfortunately this simple practice is not engaged into enough, and it really works—it also produces amazing amounts of energy giving the drive to accomplish the dream.

There are  lots of power packed ideas in “Your Best Just Got Better“, and two of them we speak about in our interview is the IDEA card, and what he refers to a MIT (Most Important Think).  Jason  carries a small note book and he has what he refers to as an IDEA card in the notebook, the acronym stands for Identify, Develop, Experiment and Assess. He recommends spending time everyday writing your ideas down on paper, capture them for they are the gold that will propel you into a new businesses, product development and collaborations with others.

The MIT concept is quite simple–are you focusing on the most important thing.  We all know how our in-boxes get full of stuff, but really how important is it.  Get in the habit of focusing your attention on the most important thing.

I highly recommend ” Your Best Just Got Better” the book is filled with great ideas, stories and practices to stimulate you to shift how you process physical stuff as well as how you deal with shifting your mental perspective about life and living.

If you would like more information please visit Jason”s website by clicking here, or watch one of his YouTube videos by clicking here.

 

Enjoy this wonderful interview and podcast with author Jason Womack.