Being true to yourself can be challenging. It takes belief in oneself, and a commitment to working on continually improving our perspective and eliminated the negative self talk.
In his new book “The Overwhelmed Brain” author Paul Colaianni guides the reader through a series of stories and exercises that are designed to to stop our self-sabotaging behaviors and replace them with self compassion. Paul states that “honoring others over yourself is like dishonoring yourself”. Compassion starts on the inside, and when you have enough of it for yourself, only then can you spread it out into the world for others.
“The Overwhelmed Brain” is about ways to look at yourself with the benefit of improving your relationships with others. Paul encourages us to not always think that the other person needs changing, usually it is our attitude and belief that need to be changed. Once we alter our beliefs, we can change our feeling and emotions about the other person. This is a formula for successful relationships. Always look at what you can change to improve your relationship with another person that is difficult to get along with.
I hope your enjoy my interview with author Paul Colaianni as we explore being true to yourself, building positive relationships while overcoming stress and anxiety. If you want to learn more about Paul you can visit his website by clicking here or his Facebook page by clicking here.
I have come full circle with author Glenn Aparicio Parry. Recently his publicists reached out to me about doing an interview with Glenn, what she did not know is that Glenn and I had previously been affiliated when Glenn was involved in as the director of the SEED Gratitude Institute in Albuquerque, NM. I just love how the Universe works in bringing people back into your life, just at the right time.
Glenn has written a new book entitled “Original Thinking-A Radical ReVisioning of Time, Humanity and Nature“. In my interview with Glenn we explore the deep inner realms of our thinking. How can we reconnect with all the natural ecological and spiritual ways to help restore our world to wholeness? In other words is our linear and rational thinking at the root cause of our current degradation of our society? If so how as a species can we reconnect with our “nature”.
As Glenn states “The origin of thinking is thanking. Original thinking is thinking that begins in wholeness, in gratitude for all there is. Thinking that begins in wholeness remains in wholeness, even if ti employs abstract thought for limited purposes. We are always in relationship with the whole.” If you want to further explore how our thinking is at the center of so much of the dilemma we face as a society, then you won’t want to miss a minute of my interview with Glenn Aparicio Parry the author of “Original Thinking”
If you want more information about the book and the author please click here to be directed to his website, or click here to go to his Facebook page, or here for Twitter.
I have been invited to attend the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona AZ which is being held May 27-31st. I just conducted a wonderful interview with Danette Wolpert the film festivals founder and organizer. I am so excited to bring you this interview to provide my listeners with an in-depth look at what will be happening at the film festival.
This event is being billed as a conscious film festival and rightfully so. Danette has attracted some of the most interesting and unique film directors and movies. Not only will you get to screen these amazing productions, but you will have what Danette describes an an immersive and engaging experience with hikes, meditation sessions, journaling, food tasting and much more as part of your experience.
The film festival premier evening start off with a movie entitled “Sold” actress Gillian Anderson will be attending the session for a Q&A after the screening. This movie will certainly set the tone for the remainder of the day events.
If you would like more information about the festival or to sign up for tickets please click here to be directed to the Illuminate Film Festival website. You can also check them out on Facebook, or Twitter.
Every year for the last six years I have been attending the Natural Products West Expo in Anaheim, CA. This event is a blast, loaded with new food products that are designed to be healthy and nutritious. My intention in going to this event as a press person is to find up and coming organizations and authors that have a great products and cause for being in business.
This year I felt that I hit the jackpot. I happen to come across the KIND Healthy Snacks. I know that almost anyone reading this blog entry has heard of KIND, but do you know the story behind the organization? I know that I didn’t, and recently had the honor of interviewing Daniel Lubetzky the founder about his new book ” Do the KIND Thing“.
Daniel has a fascinating personal story, but more importantly he has developed an organization, that is passionate about their purpose and committed to making this planet a better place to live. Daniel is not only socially responsible entrepreneur, but really a KIND person fostering acts of KINDNESS.
While building a large organization like KIND Healthy Snacks is not an easy feat, Daniel has done it with persistence and the ten (10) tenants which make up the foundation of the company. In my interview we discuss everything from this influence his father had on him who as a survivor from the concentration camps and the Holocaust, to his failures in business which gave him the grit and determination to keep going in times of adversity.
empathetic, understanding and compassionate toward others–a quality that is becoming harder and harder to find. “Do the KIND Thing” is more than a book about business, it is a book designed to get the reader to understand what it takes to mold your into one of service, and in so doing reap the rewards and share in the profits–all kinds of profits.
If you would like to learn more about Daniel Lubetzky the author of “Do the KIND Thing” please click here to be directed to their website. Or you can click here to be directed to the organization’s Facebook page. I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Daniel Lubetzky.
My good friend Guy Finely has released a wonderful book entitled ” The Secret to Your Immortal Self“. I recently had the opportunity to have a very deep conversation with Guy about the book, and the key lessons that he teaches throughout the book. One thing you alway know for certain is that when I interview Guy you are in for a very deep exploration about your spiritual beliefs which will test your intellect and get you to search for you soul.
What I appreciate about “The Secret to Your Immortal Self” is that each of the lessons are just a few pages, and they explore the timeless wisdom of the universe and how to apply and live it. As Guy states ” In one sense, the interior journey that leads to the immortal Self is demanding and difficult, even seemingly impossible at times; yet as paradoxical as it seems, there is nothing intrinsically hard about rising above ourselves and slipping into the stream of our own celestial possibilities.”
The Secret to Your Immortal Self is a book that will stimulate your thought while getting you to question some of your current beliefs. I encourage you to listen to this amazing interview with Guy Finley as we explore the depths of our immortal self.
If you would like more information about the Life of Learning Foundation please click here, or additional information on the book click here.
What an honor to interview Rick Hanson the author of another great book entitled “Hardwiring Happiness“. My last interview with Rick was for his book “Just One Thing, Developing A Buddha Brain One Simple Practice at a Time”.
In our interview together we get to dialogue about how our brains are not really hardwired for happiness, and how to use various practices that will help us to rewire our brains for happiness. Rick explains the “three” layers of the brain which I think is fascinating and allows us to better understand the “why” behind our inability to just get happy. One of his practices Rick has developed, and he uses the acronym “HEAL” , which stand for Have, Enrich, Absorb and Link. This is a simple process developed to awaken us so we can reprogram our brains for happiness.
Another simple process he discusses in our inteview is just taking the time to notice our positive experiences. This might sound simple but when was the last time that we took a few minutes to just bask in the awe of one of our happy moments. As Rick states this helps us to reprogram the brains to better be wired to happiness. I can not guarantee that we will all become Dalai Lama’s after listening to my interview with Rick, but it will put you on the right track to greater levels of happiness.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a fascinating author and advocate for well being and happiness.
If you would like to learn more about Rick Hanson and his wonderful program entitled ” The Foundations of Well-Being” please click on the link provided and check out his great site. Also if you want to watch a great TED talk video just click here.
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.
If you are interested in changing your world, then I would recommend reading ” The Prayer Project” by Paramahansa Jagadish. I recently interviewed Jagadish who is an ambassador for the Prayer Project. “The world is on the brink of change and we can no longer disregard our environment, or economy and our futures and simply assume that everything will work itself out. The world is affected with selfishness, greed and disregard for life and we can be the change for good”
Paramahansa recommends prayer for three minutes, three times per day. In just nine minutes if we have thousands of people practicing and praying we can change the global vibration to one of peace, hope and compassion. I certainly believe that meditation, prayer and coming together in community is needed more now than ever before. Paramahansa’ new book “The Prayer Project” has prayers from all religions so there is something for everyone.
If you want to learn more about Paramahansa Jagadish you will be directed to his website by clicking here. I hope you enjoy our interview together.
I alway enjoy my interviews with Stephen Post because he genuinely is a loving and kind hearted soul.
In my recent interview with Stephen we discuss a book that he published in 2011 entitled ” The Hidden Gifts of Helping“about his experiences of being uprooted and moving from Ohio to upstate New York. While this might not seem like a big deal to many of you, Stephen and I discuss the many challenges people face psychologically and emotionally when they go through change. This obviously was the case for Stephen and his family, and the many stories he articulates in the book help to put the issues of dealing with change in perspective.
Stephen speaks with me about what he is so passionate , which is love, giving, helping and compassion. Stephens non-profit organization The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love studies the positive effects on our mental and physical health as a result of giving, compassion and lending a helping hand. There is no doubt that the actions of giving, supporting and having a heart filled with compassion and love has positive effects of making us feel better, live longer and have positive experience in our life. So why don’t we all have more of an open and giving heart? This is something to contemplate as you listen to our interview. I am certain that many of you will change your actions and see how much the benefits outweigh investment of time and energy.
If you want to learn more about Stephen Post and his The Institute for Research on Unlimited Love please click the links to be directed to the foundation website.