Chris Grusso is an articulate and engaging author with an important message about not only his own spiritual awakening, but how he sees the world embracing “or not” religion and spirituality.
In my interview with Chris about his new book entitled “Indie Spiritualists” we discuss up front and personal about his drug addiction and the tough times he has endured, but emerging from the ashes the wiser, and more at peace with himself.
If all of us were to take the deep introspective look at our lives I am sure we would find people and circumstances that give us indigestion and we would like to change. Chris takes a brutally honest and radically unconventional approach in ” Indie Spiritualists”, but encourages readers to accept themselves as they are, in all their humanity and imperfect perfection.
Chris is a musician, writer, author, blogger and has a refreshing message that we all need to hear and embrace.
I hope you enjoy our interview together, and should you want to learn more please click here to be directed to Chris’s website or click Facebook to link with him there as well.
I don’t have to tell my audience about the number of books and interview I have completed with personal growth, mastery and psychology authors.
I was recently sent a book called “Smart Change” by Art Markman professor of Psychology at the University of Texas which I believe could be a game changer.
We have all read books on how to change, as a matter of fact that is what most of the personal growth books are attempting to get us to do. “Smart Change” is attempting to do the same, but in a way that I believe can and will work if people apply the simple strategies that Art talks about in our interview.
I am not going to speak about the 5 effective tools in this blog entry, but you can go to his website to learn more by clicking here. You can also download his “Smart Change” Journal, simple but masterfully thought out.
The most important tool Art refers in his book he refers to as “Tame the Go System.” This is where you identify the triggers of habits, replace old behaviors with new ones, and generate specific plans to deal with the obstacles. This single idea worth the price of the book.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with a very knowledgeable and thought provoking author—Art Markman.
I recently had the honor of interviewing my good friend Steven Kotler and an amazing resource on learning how to “hack flow”. Steven has just released a new book, hot off the press called ” The Rise of Superman”.
I bet many of you are wondering what “hacking flow” is all about. Steven has spent much of his adult career learning and personally experimenting with this concept, and decoding the science of ultimate human performance. So out with the personal growth stuff, because what Steven reveals in our interview is so powerful that it will transform your life physically, mentally and emotionally.
“Flow naturally catapults you to a level you’re not naturally in,” explained Harvard Medical School psychiatrist Ned Hallowell in an interview for the book. “Flow naturally transforms a weakling into a muscleman, a sketcher into and artists, and a dancer into a ballerina, a plodder into a sprinter, and ordinary person into someone extraordinary. Everything you do, you do better in flow…Flow is the doorway to the ‘more’ most of us seek.”
I encourage you to listen to the mind blowing podcast with an amazing researcher and author Steven Kotler.
If you would like to learn more about Steven’s research and work you can click here to be directed to his blog, or click here to go the the Flow Genome website, or here to be directed to the book landing page.
I had a wonderful interview with author Tobin Hart the author of a new book entitled ” The Four Virtues-Presence, Heart, Wisdom and Creation.”
As Tobin states ” The world is, quite frankly a mess. People are stressed, depressed, lost and scared.” While this is a great observation of what is happening in our world, most of us are looking for tools and want to learn a new ways to live our lives so that we can cope and thrive in these very unusual times.
In Tobin’s book ” The Four Virtues.”, the reader is exposed to simple yet practical practices to create awareness about what steps they can adopt to better cope during turbulent and changing times. Each chapter provides brief yet insightful quizzes to engage our minds and hearts into questioning how we are living our lives, and what practices could be adopted to shift our behaviors. These new behaviors are certain to help remove the stress, depression and aloneness to create a sense and new aliveness in our lives.
I would encourage everyone to listen too, read and practice some or all of the recommended practices if they are interested in transforming their lives and consciousness.
If you want to know more about Tobin Hart just click here to be directed to his website. Enjoy our podcast together.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Anodea Judith the author of a new book entitled ” The Global Heart Awakens-Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love”.
In our interview together we discuss the amazing spiritual transformation that our species is experiencing. As Anodea states ” Our future survival is not just a matter of “saving the earth”, even though that’s essential. More deeply, it depends on understanding how our natural world affects consciousness and health.”
We discuss issues related to the shift from the masculine dominance in our world to the importance of embracing the feminine—which in my estimation will be one of the factors for helping up to embrace the “power of love, instead of the love of power.”
I encourage to listen to this great interview with and author that really has a tremendous amount of her heart and soul invested into helping people understand and embrace the changes we are going through. If you are interested in exploring Anodea’s work please visit her website by clicking here. You can also visit her on Facebook by clicking here.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Michael Cofield the co-author of a book on how to create peace of mind in family businesses called ” The Family Business”.
In my interview with Michael we explore the issues of conflicts in family business, and how the multi-generations of family members have difficulty in effectively expressing their emotions. These challenge create negative pinned up emotions that have a tendency to erode issues of trust and openness of communication in family owned businesses. Keeping peace in a family business requires effective and open communications by all family members. Michaels book, guides the reader through a process that helps family member learn how to deal effectively with their emotions, feeling and and ultimate actions which can have a negative impact on the other family members.
If you are the owner of a family business or the heir to a family business, then you are well aware of the issues around effective and open communications within your family business.
I highly recommend that you listen to this podcast, and check out Michael’s book “The Family Business”.
You can learn more about Michael and the organizations he is affiliated with by clicking on the links below.
I hope you enjoy this interview with author Michael Cofield about his new book entitled “The Family Business”.
In a recent interview with Dr. Michael Gurian we discussed his new book entitled ” The Wonder of Aging-A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty”.
This book is a must read for anyone who is over fifty, for Michael offers a comprehensive look at the emotional, spiritual and cognitive dimension of life after fifty. Michael sees the second half of our lives as an enormously fruitful, exciting and fulfilling time. I know that many in this age group might have a different opinion but after reading Michaels book you will come away with a different viewpoint of life after 50.
Michael discuss open the issues of sex, and how men and women age differently, effects on the aging of our brains and living with a sense of legacy and purpose.
I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I enjoyed doing it. For more information about Michael Gurian and the Gurian Institute please click the link above or see the Facebook page link below.
Gurian Institute Facebook page
(Note: In two small segments of this interview you will hear me yelling at my dog who was barking and creating lots of noise. I apologize for the yelling I have asked Jean to do another interview, but wanted to get this posted until she complets the re-do. I thought the mute was on but obviously not. The wonders of recording podcast without having a sound proof room. Enjoy the interview anyway, she is an amazing woman.)
I recently had the honor and pleasure of interviewing Jean Houston about her new book entitled “The Wizard of Us”.
Jean provides the reader with lessons that will transform and inspire. She utilizes the famous heros journey story from the Wizard of Oz as the training ground. ”The Wizard of Us” offers new understanding of the human condition, and the importance of myth and the critical nature of our role and how we can participate in the creation of a better world.
As Jean states we are living in the most unique time in human history. Other times in history thought they were it. They were wrong states Jean. This is it. Often our everyday, local experience is not sufficient for the enormity of the challenges that are laid upon us in this most remarkable of times.
Join author Jean Houston on a journey, one where you can write a new story about your life and live the life your soul wishes you to live. ”The Wizard of Us” will take you there through story and myth— find the courage and heart and venture with the Oz characters while you write your new story.
If you want to learn more about Jean Houston please click here to be directed to her website, or click here to be directed to her Facebook page. You can also watch a video trailer about the book, below.
Enjoy our interview together.
Recently I was speaking with a good friend who was going through some tough emotional times and he recommended that I read a book entitled “When the Past Is Present” I contacted David Richo the author and he kindly granted me an interview.
In my interview with David we discuss the topic of transference which I have to admit I was not aware of prior to our interview and reading his book. I know that many of my listeners will relate to this issue, for our relationships with our parents are frequently played out in our own relationships subconsciously.
If a parent withheld love we can find that we emulate this behavior in our relationships. I know for me that being demonstrative and loving has always been emotionally challenging and something that I needed to bring to the greater awareness too and focus on. In my interview with David we discuss not only the topic of transference but how David recommends transmitting this emotional challenge.
I highly recommend David book “When the Past Is Present” if you are unaware of how you treat the people you love, and want to understand the steps you can take to eliminate this subconscious behavior.
Please take time to listen to our interview and watch the video interview below. You can also visit David’s website by clicking here.