I normally reserve my interviews to authors of books on personal growth, mastery and wellness. I know that this particular podcast guest has not written a book , but as the editor of Experience Life Magazine her contributions monthly to the development and distribution of this magazine are amazing.
In the nine years she has been with the magazine her responsibilities have been to oversee and make sure that hundreds if not thousands of quality articles are written and published in the areas of health, wellness, nutrition and personal/spiritual growth.
I first met Pilar Gerasimo at the Bioneers Conference in San Rafael, CA about five years ago. Since our first meeting we have developed a friendship that is glued together by our common passion for wellness and health.
Pilar takes personal pride in every issue and each article written for Experience Life Magazine. It is probably one of the best magazines I have ever seen on fitness, health and wellness. Pilar and her team do an amazing job each month putting together engaging and informative stories to assist the reader in understanding ways to improve their health and interconnect the body, mind and soul for a balanced lifestyle.
In this interview with Pilar we explore some of her personal philosophies about health, wellness and the busy life of an editor of a successful magazine as well as exploring some of the most fascinating articles recently published.
Inside Personal Growth has recently become one of Experience Life’s Healthy Partners, and we are excited about our relationship with the magazine. I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with Pilar Gerasimo.
Should you wish to learn more about Experience Life Magazine and want to read some of the great articles on line please click here to access their website.
I have had the pleasure of being able to sit down in person with Jamie Reno. He is a cancer survivor, patient advocate, singer-songwriter, journalist and a wonderfully authentic man. Jamie recently wrote “Hope Begins in The Dark-50 Lymphoma Survivors Tell Their Exclusive Life Stories”. Jamie decided to compile the stories as a result of his own battle with cancer.
One of the common themes that Jamie related to me was that each of the cancer patients interviewed for his book became their own best advocate and took affirmative action relative to their treatments. It was this action that provided them the strength to survive and make them stronger patients which increased their probability of survival.
One thing I know for certain is that those who get up and do something, and don’t wait for the doctor or others to provide them with solutions are the ones that feel more confident in dealing with their disease. My son Sean who is a seven (7) year survivor of CML, a form of Leukemia, was also one of the people who decided to take action on his own. He did research, changed his diet, got involved in meditation and did a 180 degree shift in his lifestyle. It is these types of actions that assist cancer patients physically, mentally, emotionally and spirituality to not only survive but thrive during treatments.
I know you are going to love Jamie’s story about a brave cancer survivor turned advocate and voice for many who have not been able to get their stories told. Each one of these cancer stories is unique and touching.
I encourage anyone on the path of personal mastery to tap into the stories told by Jamie as an inspiration and encouragement to overcome any of the challenges that you might be faced with. Nothing is more challenging than facing your own mortality, and I know you can learn from these wonderfully compelling stories of cancer survivors.
If you would like more information about Jamie Reno, his book and music please visit his website by clicking here.
Enjoy this wonderful interview with a survivor, turned heart centered advocate for those without a voice.
Is money really the root of all evil? In my interview with Jeffrey Gitterman we explore the fascinating relationship and role that money plays in our lives. Gitterman, a successful financial advisor and rags to riches story, has done an amazing job with his new book entitled, “Beyond Success”, in helping the reader to understand the true meaning of money. Gitterman shares his liberating and dynamic approach to lasting spiritual, creative and financial fulfillment. He draws on his own experiences and stories of many people he has worked with and learned from. The key to success, he says, is an ongoing commitment to doing, giving and accomplishing. Gitterman states, “When we really understand that there is nothing we can get that will make us happy, we can stop striving to accumulate more and more”. He says that we need to redirect our ‘seeking system,’ enlist it in the service of what we want to express to the world, rather than how we want to feel
Challenging the value of both conventional and material standards and fleeting emotional states, “Beyond Success” presents a new currency for measuring success: attention. As Jeff makes clear, the intangible force of attention is the key to economic, commercial, political and social and personal power. Why is attention so powerful? “Because,” as Jeff sums it up, “what you choose to put your attention on is where you direct your energy — in all its many forms, including your time, your creativity, and of course your money”.
Jeffrey Gitterman is one of the most interesting authors I have interviewed regarding our relationship to money, and how with some minor shifts in our conscious thought and spiritual understanding of how to utilize money for good we can grow our abundance in all areas of our lives.
I hope you enjoy this interview Jeff, and if you would like to learn more about his Beyond Success workshops and other coaching services please visit his website.
I always have a great time interviewing Guy Finely. This is my fourth interview with him, and each time we are able to explore his material more deeply to get to the essence of his message.
I happen to be going up to Oregon the coming weekend to visit with Guy and his team, and I am so much looking forward to my journey.
In this interview we are discussing his new audio CD series entitled “Being Fearless and Free.” Most of us will admit to living with some kind of fear that holds us back, that keeps us running, or that crushes our hopes and dreams. And if we could peek into the secret longing that lives in the hearts of everyone we know, we would see there the one great wish that we all share in common: we want to be fearless and free.
This life-liberating album is the doorway to the secret source of fearlessness within you. In it, Guy reveals all new Principles of Power that will help you realize a peace and contentment that nothing can wreck. You, your life, and every experience you go through, will be transformed before your very eyes.
- See the world through the inspired eyes of your True Self
- Build a bridge to happier human relationships
- Help create the light that makes the world a brighter place
- And above all, perfect your life
Secrets to the Fearless Life Revealed
The sixteen special talks in this album were presented to small groups of students over a period of six months. Each talk builds upon the ones that came before so that step by step the mask is pulled off the lie of fear and listeners begin to see themselves and the events of their lives in a bold new way.
Now you too can learn how to see the world through the inspired eyes of your True Self… build a bridge to happier human relationships… help create the light that makes the world a brighter place… and above all, perfect your life.
I encourage you to listen to this podcast closely, for each time Guy articulates a new idea I am inspired to want to go deeper personally. To explore areas that I potentially have not explored within my self, and my connection to a greater Spirit. Guy Finley get you to think and questions your thoughts and hopefully shift your paradigm about your thinking.
Please visit Guy’s website to learn more or to purchase a copy of this wonderful CD series. To access his website please click here.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting and getting to interview Leo Kim. He has a fascinating new book out called Healing the Rift – Bridging the Gap Between Science and Spirituality. Leo spent years as a scientist and biotechnology executive, and he has over 50 patents to his credit. Much of his time was spent in the labatory studying the causes of cancer, and attempting to develop drugs to counter act the diseases he was studying.
During his work he was fortunate to have been influenced quite heavily by several of his patients to look further than the petri dish, and to explore the spiritual side of healing. This resulted in Leo spending many years exploring the many spiritual aspects of healing, and his new book, Healing the Rift does an incredible job of weaving the elements of science and spirituality together.
Healing the Rift addresses the ultimate mystery, namely our existence. It’s explanation has lead to the recurrent wars between deduction and faith, science and religion, and materialism verses spirituality propagating corpses of dogma littering the countless battlefields. Leo shows how the conflict between science and spirituality can be bridged by understand the deeper meaning of 21st century scientific discoveries, which reveal that our world is a blending of mind and spirit.
I know you are going to enjoy this interview with Leo Kim and his insights into how spirituality and science compliment one another, as well as how a scientist turned spiritual advocate can provide you with a very new perspective on how healing occurs in our body, mind and spirit. I encourage you to visit Leo’s web site as well as listen to his podcasts at HealthyLife.net radio where you can learn more about how he is changing the lives of thousands.
While Patricia is not an author yet, she is certainly a highly qualified speaker, trainer and coach. Her concepts and ideas about leading your life from the inside out will assist anyone seeking to grow and learn more about themselves.
She works with business people in assisting them to become transformational leaders and thinkers. In my interview with Patricia we explore the patterns that we need to shift to obtain a more balanced life and to become more centered.
Reinventing Success from the Inside Out with Patricia Varley is a powerful facilitation guide and supports participants in transitioning between the mainstream and what is evolving on the planet at this transformative time in history. She leads people through the processes, tools, techniques and strategies to awaken their integral authenticity and discover and communicate their uniqueness and live their vision. She assists a wide range of clients in multiple industries, developing and implementing creative strategies and insights to help them achieve integrated and satisfying professional and personal lives. By connecting them more to who they are, they are better prepared to shift and take an evolutionary leaps in all areas of their lives and work and live from their highest potential.
I am certain that you will see a book in the near future by Patricia. But in the meantime you can visit her website to learn more about her coaching, and workshops by clicking here.
I had a blast interviewing Mariel. She is lively, engaging, animated and just a heck of a lot of fun to speak with. If you are looking to learn more about nutrition, eating and living a balanced life then you have landed on the right podcast. Not only do we explore some of her great recipes, you get to learn what I would call the her philosophy to live and living.
Mariel has a fascinating view point on not only on the healthy foods we eat, but the importance of slowing down to prepare the foods we eat. She stresses the importance of good quality foods with high nutritional value, but just as important the spiritual connection to the food we consume.
Do you wish you had time in your life for nutritious and delicious home-cooked meals? Would you like to find a quick and easy way to make fresh, organic food a part of your and your family‘s way of life? If so, your journey towards better health begins here.
Mariel‘s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life will empower you with simple tips and recipes you can begin making … today.
Mariel shares the secrets that make it possible to eat well all week long even with a busy schedule. She reveals what staples are necessary for any pantry and how to prepare core recipes that become the foundation for multiple dishes. She offers shopping tips for navigating the world of organic and sustainable foods. And as she reveals what make her kitchen “the heart of her home,” she peppers recipes with stories about her own lifelong love affair with food.
I know you are going to enjoy my interview with Mariel, a woman who loves to cook, eat and conjure up new and fascinating recipes. This a a wonderful book designed for anyone who would like to spice up their eating with different and nutritious foods.
To learn more about her new book and special offerings if you purchase Mariel‘s Kitchen: Simple Ingredients for a Delicious and Satisfying Life please visit her website.
What a wonderful interview with Ariane de Bonvoisin about her new book “The First 30 Days.” She and I explore the world of change and how we as human beings cope with the change in our lives. One thing we all know for certain is that change is ever-constant. Things can change for the better or they can change for the worse. But it is not that things will change, but how we learn to deal with the change in our lives that matters.
Ariane spent an extensive amount of time interviewing world leaders, athletes and average people to learn the characteristics of people who deal with change successfully. In these uncertain times what we all know that things have changed for all of us. Ariane helps us find our change muscle and to tap into our changeless core.
She has learned that there are nine (9) principles that will assist us in learning to cope with change. We explore the (9) nine principles of change in our interview together. I know you will be fascinated by her discoveries after having interviewed over 1,000 people and discovering their commonalities no matter what the change.
Ariane mentioned that people have been conditioned to believe certain things about change. (1) Change is hard and something to be avoided (2) Change makes me feel alone; I am the only one going through this. (3) Change takes time, energy and work. (4) Change is stressful and involves a lot of pain. In “The First 30 Days” you will learn that this might be so, but it is possible to feel differently about change by developing a new mindset about it, even if you are facing an extremely challenging change. You can come out on the other side feeling hopeful, strong, and calm with renewed optimism about life.
I know you are going to love this interview with Ariane as we explore change and how to navigate it. Remember the old saying what we resist persists, and this is certainly so about change. If you would like to learn more about Ariane de Bonvoisin and her book, coaching and workshops please visit her website for more information. Enjoy the interview!!!
It was a pleasure having Mike Robbins back with us for another podcast. His book entitled “Focus on the Good Stuff-The Power of Appreciation” is a wonderful book about learning how to appreciate the good within. As simple of a concept that this might sound , it is something that we all need to be reminded of. I know that many of us are frequently attempting to be more, do more and have more. The challenge with this thinking is that is limits our focus on the good stuff as Mike says. We loose sight of appreciating who and what we are, and we are more focused on how we can be better. This persistent focus on always attempting to be better is a proverbial never ending cycle. Our ego is really good at telling us that we are not good enough.
In Mike’s book we explore the five (5) principles that help us to shift our focus, and accentuate the good. The first of his principles is “Be Grateful” Gratitude is something that we don’t give ourselves and other enough of. It is always easy to fall into the “woe is me attitude.” But we usually can find someone worse off than ourselves.
- Principle #2, Choose Positive Thoughts and Feelings. The simplest way to state this principle is that thoughts become things;choose good ones.”
- Principle #3, Use Positive Words. I like what Mike points out here from another author Don Miguel Ruiz. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using words to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
- Principle #4, Acknowledge Others. Wow! is this an important one. Is is so much easier to criticize someone than it is to praise and acknowledge. Look for the good in others, and then take action by acknowledging them for the good you see in them.
- Principle #5, Appreciate Yourself. Self Appreciate is difficult. It is always easy to judge ourselves, but just like in Principle 4 Acknowledge Others we need to acknowledge and appreciate our own abilities, talents and our inherent good.
Mike’s book Focus on the Good Stuff allows you to shift your focus and to look at yourself and others with new eyes. It shifts your perspective just enough to begin to see the good, and not to dwell on the negative
I encourage all of my listeners to read his book and visit Mike’s website for more useful information and wisdom from someone who has practices these principles in his everyday life. Mike is an amazing example of these principles in action.