Ed and Deb ShapiroCome with me on this wonderful journey with two of the most amazing people who have not only practiced the fine art of meditation, but have taken the time to interview over 100 people who have personally benefited by the practice of meditation.

Ed and Deb Shapiro’s new book entitled, “Be The Change-How Meditation can Transform You and the World“,  is a wonderful book for anyone who wants to learn more about the incredible benefits of a regular practice of meditation.   They have interviewed everyone from Dr. John Grey to Dr. Dean Ornish and their stories are revealed in this wonderful book.

What you will find from reading the interviews is that all of the individuals who have started a practice of meditation have shifted their lives for the better, and have gone on to look beyond themselves and have a focus on how to help and serve others.  One of the amazing benefits of meditation is that it calms your mind to a point of being able to get in touch with a higher spirit, an energy that is greater than you. You emerge with a peaceful energy that can be used for good.  You are more calm, focused and have the ability to move your life in a graceful way in new and exciting directions.

Compassion is something that we should all practice more of, and if you are looking to to get in touch with the compassionate part of your being then meditation is one way to open up that channel of energy and be of total service to your fellow human beings.  I love this statement in the book by Jon Kabat-Zinn, “We have to learn how to put out the welcome mat for our own shadow side because when we suppress it, we project it onto others and we get the us-and them syndrome: We are right and they are not, so let’s kill them before they kill us.”

This book is for anyone who wants to “Be The Change” and open up to the good they can do not only for themselves but for for others by practicing meditation and the peace that it brings to the world one persona at a time.

Please go to Ed and Deb Shapiro’s website by clicking here to learn more about the good projects they are involved with.

Symeon RodgerI thoroughly enjoyed my interview with Dr. Symeon Rodger.  He is an extremely knowledgeable man with an in depth understanding of how to use ancient spiritual practices to reclaim your life.

His new book entitled ,”The Five Pillars of Life”,  is packed solid with information for anyone who is on the path of spiritual awakening needs to know and practice to attain a life of peace and tranquility.  As Dr. Rodger states, Your life contains incredible potential and undreamed of possibilities.  Every human life does, because this potential is innate in human nature and is just waiting for you to unlock it.

In “The Five Pillars of Life” Dr. Rodger reveals the formulas, principles and paradoxes of training.  He provides the ancient formulas which are easily understood and practiced as well as inner principles and paradoxes to enable the reader a true depth of understanding.   You soon start to understand that the information contained in this book can truly give you back tranquility, control, health, love and security.

Dr. Rodger points out the most frequent cause of failure in transforming any aspect of our lives is the lack of focus.  In today’s culture, our energy is dispersed in a thousand peripheral activities and we find ourselves quickly exhausted, our mental attention seized hundreds of times a day by the demands of others from the outside and our own passions from inside.

If you would like to learn more focus and attention, and put your life back in the zone then I highly recommend that you listen to and purchase Dr. Rodger’s new book “The Five Pillars of Life”,  you will be glad that you did.  Also for more information please visit his website by visiting his site at:  www.warriorcoachinginternational.com

Robyn OBrienThis is an interview with author Robyn O’Brien who decided to take some real action when it came to uncovering what ingredients in our foods are making us sick.

Her youngest daughter had a severe reaction to the eggs that she had eaten at breakfast one morning, which required a visit to the pediatrician and a mega dose of antihistamine.  This incident lead Robyn on her long journey of attempting to find the truth about what really is in our foods, and what are we not being told.

In our interview together we discuss the connections to genetically modified foods, and how these foods are allowed in our country but have been banned from European countries.   Just what is the connection between Big Food and Big Money in our country?  And why are harmful food additives still allowed in our food supplies?

Many of the toxins in our foods can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, ADHD, cancer and asthma in our children. Robyn and I explore these facts and provide you with some startling information about our food supply, and what steps you can take to protect yourself.

Robyn learned that one out of every three US kids currently suffers from allergies, asthma, ADHD, or autism and the number of children with peanut allergies actually doubled between 1997 and 2002.  So just what is happening to our food supply, and what steps can you take to prevent these statistics from effecting you or your family? “The “Unhealthy Truth” discloses what you need to know.  She provides recipes and actions plans for weaning your family off dangerous chemicals one step at at time.

I encourage you to listen to a very informative interview with the Erin Brockovich of food as she has been referred to by the media.

Robyn is also the founder of a non-profit entitled “Allergy Kids”  where you can obtain more information about her and the work she is doing to expose this important information about our foods and how to keep your family healthy in spite of the startling statistics.

David Simon M.D. In my interview with Dr. David Simon, we explore his new book entitled, “Free to Love Free to Heal: Heal Your Body by Healing Your Emotions”. The purpose behind writing this book was quite simply to help people identify and release the impediments in their ability to give and receive love.

Our ability to give and receive love influences every aspect of our life, including our health.  Dr. Simon shows you how to identify and release the core beliefs and painful memories that contribute to emotional distress and physical illness–freeing you to heal and move beyond the restricting conditions that have been limiting your health and happiness.

As Dr. Simon explains, emotional pain takes many forms: the grief of loss, overwhelming stress and anxiety, major or chronic depression, job burnout, feelings of stuck or trapped, heart break, lingering guilt, regret, fear of trusting again, pent-up anger, worry about the future or shame from the past. In the face of difficulty, most of us do our best to cope with the situation, hold it together and keep going, but we often end up carrying emotional pain that we just don’t know how to heal or release.

This toxic emotional residue gets stored in our bodily tissues, contribution to distress, and ultimately disease. The “Free to Love” process is a systematic process for releasing stored emotional toxicity, restoring the body’s innate capacity for healing and well-being.

Free to Love, Free to Heal is a powerful five-step emotional detoxification process that has helped thousands of people coping with a wide range of difficulties.  If you are personally suffering from the emotional challenges caused by stress, anxiety, fear and depression, then I encourage you to read Dr. Simon’s book for he takes an in-depth look at the mind-body-spirit connection.

You truly can heal your body by healing your emotions, and Free to Love, Free to Heal provides you with the practical tools including the “Seven Laws of Loving Relationships”.

I hope you enjoy my interview with Dr. Simon, and for more information please visit his website by clicking here.

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.

Jeffrey-Brantley-M.D.-color-headshot-175x261Dr Jeffrey Brantley is probably one of the most relaxing, calm authors I have spoken with in a very long time.  He is the kind of man that makes you feel right at home no matter what.  His charm and warmth are certainly felt through the thoughtful and deliberate mannerism he conveys in our interview together.  It is no wonder that he is a man who has studied and practiced the art of mindfulness, meditation and stress reduction for much of his adult life.

His new book entitled, “Calming Your Anxious Mind” is a wonderful guide that will provide the reader with insights, and instruction on the art of mindfulness, mediation and the use of compassion to help in the reduction of anxiety, fear and panic.

Dr. Brantley explains that rampant anxiety is a modern problem, and that mindfulness is an ancient practice that holds the solution to it.  In this ground breaking book, “Calming the Anxious Mind“, Dr. Brantley shows the reader how to apply mindfulness practices such as meditation, “paying attention on purpose,” and accepting your thoughts and feelings to your anxiety symptoms.  Along the way he offers inspiring stories and accessible discussions about the biological effects of mindfulness.  Dr. Brantley dispels the myths about meditation and mindfulness, so any reader who thinks that beginning a mindfulness program means packing up and moving to Tibet can rest assured these practices can be integrated into their everyday lives.

According to Dr. Brantley, over 25 million Americans currently suffer from some from of anxiety.  In his new book “Calming the Anxious Mind” they find avenues of treatment that they can use any time to free themselves from anxiety’s grip.

I know you are going to love my interview with Dr. Jeffrey Brantley for he is extremely insightful into the benefits associated with the practice of mindfulness and meditation.  Your life can really change just by listening and practicing what Dr. Brantley is advocating.

If you would like to learn more about his work and books please click here to access his website.  So sit back relax and enjoy a wonderful journey with a beautiful soul who has so much knowledge on a subject that most of us in our society today not only need to hear, but practice.

Pilar GerasimoI 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.

Victoria MoranIf you want an author that walks her talk then Victoria Moran’s new book entitled, “The Love-Powered Diet” is a must read for anyone who is looking to release weight.  You see as a young adult Victoria was the daughter of a mother and father that were in the weight loss business, and Victoria was about 60 lbs over weight.

Her new book is all about how if you look inside yourself, and learn how to appreciate who you really are that this is the beginning of a successful weight release program.  Now, this is not to say that you can just love yourself and the pounds will just melt away. The psychological aspects of weight release are just as complicated if not more so than calorie reduction and exercise.

The “Love-Powered Diet” addresses a duel dilemma: the addictive nature of overeating and the nutritional shortfalls of the standard American diet.  It offers solutions for both.

The Love-Powered Diet is really simple, and it distills down to two parts.  (1) Inner awareness of unconditional love can make profound changes in a person’s life. (2) Inner change includes the ability to make positive, loving food choices.

I highly recommend this book, and I know you are going to love my interview with Victoria.  If you would like to learn more about Victoria’s other books and her appearances please click here to access her website.

Have fun reading this book, it is all about how much you can love yourself to health and wellness.