Joan BorysenkoI know that many people go through times in their lives when they feel Fried, and burned out.  This is certainly not an uncommon feeling, especially when things have veered off course.  In my interview with author Joan Borysenko  about her new book entitled “Fried-Why You Burn Out and How to Revive“,  we discuss the challenges associated with these feelings and what one can do to revive.

As Joan states “Fried” may seem like an innocuous enough word since so many of us use it these days to describe our frenzied, speed-oriented, exhausted state of mind. But innocuous it is not.  Feeling fried is an alarm that life has veered off course.  It’s shorthand for losing our way individually and culturally in a world spinning so fast that it feels like we’re about to be launched into outer space.

In our interview together we discuss the work of author and psychologist Herbert Freudenberger who first popularized the condition in his book “Burnout: The Hight Cost of High Achievement“.  As Joan discribes in her book, and atributes to the work of Freudenberger ” Falling short of your ideal in a way–perceiving a gap between what you think is require of you and the reality of what you can produce can be disheartening to the point where your entire sense of self crumbles.

Joan certainly know the challenges of burn out herself, having gone through it several times and reverting to using antidepressants to combat the overwhelming feeling of depression. She soon learned that the use of drugs to treat the condition was only temporary and was not a permanent solution to the things she needed to change in her life to sustain a life of balance and harmony.   As Joan states knowing what to limit in your life and what to seek more of isn’t always easy to figure out, let alone implement.
Joan also reveals that burnout can have its roots in childhood, and the seeds germinate many years later and can be carried into adulthood.  They grow in emotional soil polluted by helplessness that was deeply rooted in the nervous system during childhood.  Given the right conditions–a bad economy, a mismatch of values at work, frequent rejection, and abusive or loveless relationship, those seeds of burnout and depression often germinate many years later.

If you are interested in learning more about burn out and want to know more about how to cope with it, then I highly recommend that you read Joan’s new book “Fried-Why You Burn Out and How to Revive“.  You can learn more about Joan’s book and become involved in her community of Facebook followers sharing their experiences by clicking here to be directed to her Facebook page.

Enjoy this great interview with a wonderful author and friend.

Jin Robertson Ph.D.I believe that the story that Jin Robertson has to tell is amazing.  She has a new book coming out in November, entitled “Major Dream-From Immigrant Housemaid to Harvard Phd“.  She is certainly someone who has overcome the odds.  She was born and raised in Korea in very poor conditions, and worked as a factory girl, waitress, and housemaid. At the age of 22 she immigrated to America to become a housemaid, with practically no English skills and $100 to her name.  At the age of 28, Jin, a battered wife and mother of an eight(8) month old daughter, joined the US. Army as a private to escape from the domestic violence.

As we discuss in our interview through pure determination, imagination, and sheer will, later she retired as a  U.S. Army major and received her MA at the age of 43, and her Phd from Harvard at the age of 57.  Jin has been motivating millions of Koreans and Americans with her amazing story of preserving, persistence, and determination.

I know that our economic times are challenging, but after listening to my interview with Jin you will most likely look at your personal challenges just a little different.  Even in the worst of times, Jin never gave up, and always had a strong will to succeed.  I am not certain if this is something that people are born with or not, but if you only take away from this interview with Jin that “you can do it” then you will have received the most important message from this podcast.

If you would like to learn more about Jin Robertson’s story, then I encourage you to visit her website by clicking here.  You can also purchase her DVD which chronicles her story from the website.  Please do yourself a favor and take the time to listen to a great story of inspiration and triumph over adversity, you will be glad that you did.

Linda JoyThis was my first interview with Linda Joy, who launched Aspire Magazine in 2005. She compiled the book, A JuicyJoyful Life: Inspiration from Women Who Have Found the Sweetness in Everyday Life, to help women everywhere find their inner strength. This book is an anthology of women from all walks of life that tell their personal stories of how they overcame their own pain and trauma to make them stronger today.

Linda Joy had here own personal breakthrough, where she had a talk with God on her fears and angers of how life was for her. This breakthrough was the turning point of her life and was what inspired her to compile this book for women everywhere. During this breakthrough she had an awakening of how to see a better way of life. She found that she had a choice in all aspects of life and that who are you at your core can never be touched, no matter what trials and tribulations you may go through. She believes that if she can overcome what she has gone through in life then women everywhere can do the same. She said ‘When we release the pain and trauma is when we will discover our transformation, tuning into a higher power and wisdom within.” This is the theme over the book that is evident in every story told by these women.”Women have to find something greater then themselves.”

Linda was approached to write her own story but she was not at that point in her life. However, she wanted to use her platform to give other women their voice. A Juicy Joyful Life: Inspiration from Women Who Have Found the Sweetness in Everyday Life is an inspiring book to help women overcome struggles and make them understand their inner strengths.


If you would like to learn more about Linda Joy, her new book, and Aspire Magazine please click here.

Caroline M. Sutherland I was recently invited to attend the “I Can Do It” Conference hosted by the Hay House.  It was a wonderful event attended by some of the best authors that Hay House has published.  I had the good fortune of being able to meet Caroline Sutherland.  Caroline is a medical intuitive who has completed hundreds of reading over the years and she did an intuitive health reading on me which I found to be very accurate.

In my interview with Caroline we discuss her new book entitled, “The Body Knows-How to Stay Young”.  In our interview together we explore the many reasons that our bodies breakdown and what we can do and how we can arrest the breakdown process.

One of the areas that we explore is our hormonal system.  As Sutherland says, “hormones are chemical messengers that course through the blood stream interfacing between cells delivering messages and information. These messengers are secreted by the endocrine system. The function of each gland, from the thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus, pineal gland, as well as the function of female or male reproductive organs, are mediated by hormone delivery and information. Most people think that their hormones are located in their pelvis but these master endocrine glands are actually located in the head.”

Your entire body is dependent on proper hormone function and we would die within minutes without hormones. Hormones work together in a concert. When one is “off” this will affect all the rest. Balancing is key and with hormones, less is more.  Balancing the hormonal system is only one very important key to greater vitality and health.

Caroline says that from her medical intuitive perspective, she has found that when a particular decision is made in life, that it must be fully embodied and accepted by the person on all levels or physical symptoms will likely manifest. This is due to the misalignment of the rational mind and the knowing heart.

For example, if the decision is made to stay in an unhappy relationship, a dissatisfying job, or to adopt certain lifestyle choice, sexual preference, etc., no matter what the head is saying, the heart and every cell in the body “knows” that it must be in agreement or it is living a lie.

Emotions and decisions that are operating at cross-purposes within can play a huge role in illness and chronic symptoms.  Do all that you can to examine the depth of emotion that you carry and use this as a tool to strengthen yourself on all levels.

In Caroline’s new book “The Body Knows How to Stay Young” she explores the many facets of staying young and healthy.  Her website is loaded with video’s, articles and a products store.  If you would like more information on Caroline’s upcoming appearances and how you can benefit from one of her readings, please click here for more information.

Sarah Maria Sarah Maria is beautiful and she used to suffer from negative body obsession.  It is difficult to believe that this outgoing, gregarious woman thought that she was too fat.

Her new book entitled, “Love Your Body, Love Your Life“, is as much about her personal journey as it is about providing both men and women with the tools to help end this obsession.

In our interview together we discuss the five steps to end negative body obsession and start living happily and confidently.  Sarah says if you are struggling, you are not alone.  80-90 percent of women and a growing number of men dislike their physical appearance. Body hatred has become an epidemic of unfathomable proportion in this culture.  It is no wonder considering how our media emphasizes beauty, youth and remaining forever young.

Sarah says beyond the physical and emotional costs of negative body obsession lies the damage done on the spiritual front.  She states that tremendous suffering occurs when you are unaware of your spiritual truth.  Living with negative body obsession prevents you from experiencing who you really are.  It deprives you of your fundamental experience of living your life fully and with limitless potential.

Purpose can literally help people stay alive.  Sarah says to discover who you really are and to discover your purpose and to live it.  Those of you suffering from eating disorders or intense emotional struggles probably know, continued abuse of your body and mind can lead to precarious life-and-death situations. Finding a sense of purpose, however helps those stuck in these very dark horrific places.

I encourage you to listen to this interview and to visit Sarah’s website by clicking here.  Her new book has great advice, and her workshops and information about her personal body consulting can be accessed at the website as well.  Enjoy our interview together.

Katrina BosWhat If You Could Skip the Cancer”,  is a very interesting account of the author Katrina Bos’s life after her discovery of a tumor in her breast and an encounter with a man who had extraordinary spiritual insights that helped change her life forever.

Katrina came from a long linage of women in her family who had been diagnosed with breast cancer and several had died from the disease.  Katrina’s  journey certainly is not the traditional path that one might take, but her journey has an insightful message for anyone dealing with disease.

She meets a man by the name of Jim who counsels her through her journey of healing. He could sense Katrina’s  emotional connections to the disease and the personal challenges with depression that ensued as a result of her disease and overall thoughts about life in general.

Jim used his special healing insights to help Katrina see her connection to her thoughts about the disease many other aspects of her life and how this was effecting her happiness which was ultimately perpetuating the a dis-ease thinking.

This is not a book about alternative medicine vs. conventional medicine.  It is about ideas beyond these things.  It is about looking at aspects of our lives that have a huge impact on our health regardless of what treatment path we take. It is about understanding how and why disease would come to us in the first place.  It is about looking at why it runs in families.  It’s about looking at some of our sacred cows and wondering if they are helping or harming us.  It’s about understanding why some people live and some people die regardless of what (if any) treatment that they take.

It is about the important shifts that we can make in our lives right now before we get sick.  It is about changes that we can make so that we model something different for our children – so that they won’t have to fear cancer either.

I hope that you enjoy my interview with Katrina Bos, about her new book “What If You Could Skip the Cancer“.  It is a wonderful read for anyone dealing with cancer, or for those who want to learn more about the mind-body-spirit connection.  You can learn more about Katrina by visiting her website by clicking here.

Janice TaylorWhat a wonderful interview with a very inspiring, creative and lively author!  Janice Taylor is one of the country’s leading health and wellness coaches, and she writes from personal experience.  In her new book, “All is Forgiven, Move On“,  Janice writes about her personal bout with weight loss and how she finally came to the point of acceptance and forgiving herself. This shift in her mindset has provided her the inner strength and ability to not only lose the weight, but to keep it off for years.

She explains that to change our bodies we need to radically shift our attitude–get out of our ruts, forgive ourselves for past sins, and move on with a positive outlook.  In her book she offers 101 forgiving, fun and fat-burning steps along the road to weight loss to help readers recharge and stay inspired when the journey get rocky.  Each of the steps in the book ends with a “point of view” –a fresh perspective on weight loss–and includes advice and activities.

All Is Forgiven, Move On” is loaded with wonderful art, recipes and exercises that will engage the reader and get you moving in the right direction with your weight release program.  I have personally reviewed many books on weight loss, and this is undoubtedly the most creative, fun and engaging book that I have ever reviewed.   When you pick up ” All is Forgiven, Move On” you realize that Janice has put her heart and soul into the message and really wants to help people learn how to love themselves, and lose weight.

Janice has created a wonderful website, and you can also join her “Our Lady of Weight Loss Kick in the Tush Club”.  If you would like more information on either her newsletter, book or wonderful coaching programs please click here to access her website.

 

Enjoy this wonderful interview with the very lively and interesting weight loss Queen–Janice Taylor.