The Pain Companion with Sarah Anne Shockley

How many people in the US alone are fighting pain?  Literally millions.  People flood to the emergency room due to physical pain, and that often leads to addiction to pain medications while unremitting discomfort takes over peoples lives.  Author Sarah Anne Shockley, who has personally lived with chronic pain since 2007, offers fellow pain sufferers a compassionate and supportive guide in her book, The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living With and Moving Beyond Chronic Pain. 

“I cannot know your personal suffering, of course; only you can,” writes Sarah. “But I do understand the experience of being in significant and relentless pain for long periods of time, and I understand the fear, sadness, and frustration associated with long-term physical debilitation. So I can say that this book has been written from inside of pain, a perspective on the experience and the healing of pain that we are seldom offered.”

Let Sarah lead you to a masterful plan.  Visit her website where you can also collect your free eBook:  10 Side Effects of Chronic Pain, which gives attention to brain fog, insomnia, memory loss, and other conditions.  https://www.thepaincompanion.com/

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Clarifying Your Mission Statement

Right now, colleges all over the U.S. are honoring graduates who are stepping into the world with goals to fulfill their mission statements.  They have worked hard to cultivate a clear path for their future, but what is the relationship between the plans and the outcomes?  Can we carve them out?  What if the unexpected comes along; then what??

Our friend, Clark Roberts, had to face life on new terms as he lost his site at age 24.  While that may have changed his plans, it only clarified his mission statement and his ultimate purpose to serve others.  “Our accomplishments are not measured by our abilities or disabilities but rather by our willingness to try!”  This quote has anchored Clark Roberts in his life when things did not go as planned and he had to understand the power behind a willing and open mind.

Clark is the founder of the non-profit, Ultimate Vision, that inspires people of all ages who have endured a significant loss of sight to see in new ways.  Ultimate Vision continues to bring quality comprehensive programs to students in the following areas: Social & Emotional Learning (SEL), Diversity Awareness, Anti-Bullying, Virtues and other amazing programs customized to fit the needs of persons of all ages.

Clark is married with 2 children, is an author and enjoys story telling. He is an outdoor and sports enthusiast, who loves to downhill ski, tandem cycle, water ski, swim and hike.

http://www.clarkroberts.org/

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Spiritual Living and Rethinking Prayer with Angela Montano

Do you have a relationship to prayer?  Many people associate prayer only with religions, but there is another type of prayer life that can make you masterful in the game of life.

An international spiritual coach and prayer counselor, Angela Montano is devoted to sharing the utterly transformative power of prayer. Her work provides spiritual insights that change the way people perceive their circumstances, creating a shift that opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

Angela’s mission is to inspire a new conversation about prayer, teach ancient and new prayer technologies and encourage people to adopt a prayer practice.

A spiritual practitioner certified by the Center for Spiritual Living and the Agape International Spiritual Center, over the past 20 years Angela has facilitated over 15,000 private, one-on-one prayer sessions with clients of all faiths and belief systems from around the world. Angela’s work is inspired, and her ability to provide a spiritual perspective on the challenges of daily living is unparalleled.

A featured guest on Hay House Radio, Angela is also a sought-after keynote speaker and workshop facilitator. Angela is author of the forthcoming book, Rethink Prayer.  http://rethinkprayer.com/  http://rethinkprayer.com/

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Detoxing Your Thoughts with Sharon Blake

Are you paying attention to your thoughts?  Do you like what they have to say?  If your thoughts need a little cleaning up, join us for an hour of life mastery conversations with our guest, Sharon Blake, the author of The Thought Detox: Breaking Free from a Negative Thought Life.

Coach Debby originally met Sharon at a spiritual retreat and witnessed Blake’s story of transformation from a painful journey though her “life chronicles” to a  promising future in publishing.  Sharon Blake is the CEO and founder of Life Chronicles Publishing, Huffington Post contributor, and the author of 3 other books; Chronicles of Pain: Leaving the Pain of the Past Behind, 20 Beautiful Women Vol 2, and I Am Beautiful: The Evolution of Beauty. In addition, she has recently appeared on TBN’s KTBW Seattle/Tacoma and OCN television network shows.  Her work with the homeless/addicted population has inspired her to share her story of survival.

Sharon Blake recognized the importance of being transparent while helping others. Her goals for publishing and writing books promote healing for herself and members of her community. Overcoming major barriers of homelessness, addiction, and domestic violence, Sharon found the passion to start her own publishing company and help others share their stories.  Her company published Todd Alan’s book, Six Keys to Life Mastery in June 2017.

Sharon’s website http://mylifechronicles.org/

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Karen Noe shares vital guidance from Dr. Wayne Dyer

Karen Noé is an internationally renowned psychic medium for the past two decades with a two-year client waiting list.  She was a deep admirer of Dr. Wayne W Dyer, a man whose teachings truly transformed her life. She followed his wisdom to ask, “How May I Serve?” so that she could be a force for peace and love in the world.

A little about Karen’s story:   Just one month after Dr. Dyer’s passing, Karen flew to Orlando FL to speak at Hay House’s I CAN DO IT! Conference.   She flew in a day early to attend a tribute to Dr. Dyer along with members of his family. As she walked back to her hotel, Karen spoke inwardly to Dr. Dyer and asked him to give her a sign if he could hear her. She then asked how she could serve him. 

The answers came in minutes…not just a direct response telling her she was already serving, but also a visual sign that highlighted the letters W…E . Delighted with this contact, she thought initially that the W…E stood for WaynE. But she was soon to discover it meant WE.

 Dr. Dyer had opened the way for her to become a powerful conduit to deliver WE CONSCIOUSNESS: 33 Profound Truths for Inner and Outer Peace (Hay House, March 2018), anextraordinary collaboration with Dyer and a collective known as the WE Guides, including St. Francis of Assisi, bringing forth vital information for all of humanity on how we can achieve heaven on earth today.

 Karen Noé is the founder of the Angel Quest Center in New Jersey, an internationally sought-after medium, spiritual counselor, healer and the author of the bestselling books Your Life After Their Death: A Medium’s Guide to Healing After a Loss and Through the Eyes of Another: A Medium’s Guide to Creating Heaven on Earth by Encountering Your Life Review Now.  www.karennoe.com

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Raise Empowered Kids with Mary DeMocker

Join us live on Tuesday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.  Todd Alan and I will be speaking with writer, activist, and parent Mary DeMocker as she offers a lively summary of her blueprint for climate action.  Her very recent book is available now: The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep (April 2018 from New World Library).

Starting with a project on her own front lawn to protest proposed fracking in Oregon, DeMocker’s project united her neighborhood, gave attention to the issue, brought in young children who helped with postcards and teenagers who drew social media attention. It made the news. Their families and friends showed up to cheer them on and left with a sense of optimism. And then parents came and asked, “Do you have a list of ten things I can do?”  That list grew into her new book, which offers ten times the number of things families can do to grow closer and revolutionize. And it’s a menu of possibilities, not a ‘to-do’ list that no single human being, much less a busy parent could accomplish.  Learn more about Mary at:  http://www.marydemocker.com/

Please feel free to contact Coach Debby by Facebook messenger and send it your text question.  We read as many listener questions on the show as possible.

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The Agape Way with TJ Woodward

Todd Alan and I think of TJ Woodward as the guru of addiction. TJ’s congregation became known as the Agape Bay Area in 2016. It is a 21st century movement for people who consider themselves spiritual explorers and have a divine impulse for personal and global transformation.​ Our mission is to encourage and inspire the awakening of human consciousness.

The essence of Agape is best described by its founder, Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith:  “When I founded the Agape International Spiritual Center and community in 1986, we ‘visioned’ it as a movement that would take a stand for love, for peace, for being a beneficial presence on the planet.” That’s why it was named “Agape,” which in Greek means unconditional love. Agape’s vision is fueled by the love of the One indefinable yet unmistakable Presence whose vehicle on earth is the human heart and soul.

Woodward is both a spiritual counselor and spiritual director of prestigious top-tier, high-end addiction treatment centers.  TJ published his first book, Conscious BEING: Awakening to Your True Nature in 2015, and his second book, Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction was released in December of 2017.

In 2017, TJ launched The Conscious Recovery MethodTM, which is a ground breaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction. TJ Woodward’s Conscious Recovery MethodTM moves beyond simply treating behaviors and symptoms. It focuses on the underlying root causes that drive destructive patterns, while providing clear steps for letting go of core false beliefs that lead to addictive tendencies.

Here is an excerpt from his first book, Conscious Being:  “In the process of growing up and individuating, we differentiate ourselves from our family members, to a certain degree. Much of our unconscious programming remains intact for the rest of our lives. However, we can begin to question it and do the important inner work of releasing those aspects of our conditioning that no longer serve our highest good. This involves becoming conscious of the lens through which we are viewing the world. We might ask ourselves whether we are in agreement with that view. First we need to become conscious of the ingrained habits of mind that cause us to judge, to have prejudice, to be fearful when there is no reason to be, to think in limited ways—about ourselves, others, and the world in general. Once identified, we can evaluate these inherited habits of thinking. Are they true or useful for us? Do they come from a loving, openhearted place or a closed-hearted, fearful one? If we have outgrown those patterns, attitudes, and actions, we can let them go, trusting in this natural process of updating our beliefs and perspectives.”

We are delighted to welcome TJ Woodward back for a fireside chat about his newer book, Conscious Recovery, and latest developments with his addiction retreats.  www.tjwoodward.com

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Real Life Solutions for the “over-scheduled” with Yvonne Tally

Yvonne is the co-founder of Poised™ — a fitness and lifestyle company located in the heart of the Silicon Valley. She has been a health and wellness consultant and entrepreneur for over twenty years. She is a Master Neurolinguistic Programming Practitioner, author, and speaker. As a meditation teacher, Yvonne includes guided meditation as a vital practice for revealing meaningful outcomes and focusing desired goals for professional success, physical and emotional healing, and healthy mood management. She is a classically trained chef, certified Pilates instructor and fitness trainer.

We have invited Yvonne to the show to discuss her brand new book, Breaking Up With Busy,  You will have the chance to send in your questions and ask Yvonne how to slow down that over-scheduled lifestyle!  She is talented in helping all of us find sensible balance of energetic wellness, spiritual connection, and methods for sustaining personal fulfillment.  Check out her blog!  https://yvonnetally.com/blog-grid-4columns/

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Thriving in Any Family Situation

Please enjoy our greatest hits on Tuesday, April 24th, when we replay an excellent conversation we had with Eric Maisel

As you might know, Eric appears on our show each year with his latest book.  He is the author of fifty book.  You heard right!  FIFTY books!

…And they cover a wide variety of subjects. His books on creativity, the creative life, and the challenges that creative and performing artists face include Fearless Creating, The Creativity Book, Making Your Creative Mark and Mastering Creative Anxiety. His books on the art and practice of creativity coaching include Secrets of a Creativity Coach, Coaching the Artist Within and Become a Creativity Coach Now! His books on life purpose and meaning include Life Purpose Boot Camp, The Life Purpose Diet, and The Van Gogh Blues. His books on mental health and mental health reform include The Future of Mental Health, Rethinking Depression, and Creative Recovery.

Dr. Maisel is an active creativity coach, a trainer of creativity coaches, a retired family therapist, and writes the “Coaching the Artist Within” column for Professional Artist Magazine and the “Rethinking Mental Health” column for Psychology Today. He presents classes, workshops, lectures and keynotes worldwide, for example as a keynote speaker at the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry annual conference and the International Association of Pastel Societies annual conference. He presents Deep Writing workshops in locations like New York, San Francisco, Paris, London, Prague and Rome and at workshop centers like Esalen, Omega and Kripalu.

It is always a joy to have him back for a fireside chat about the creative process and how to negotiate with the gremlins.  On June 20th, we will explore the book:  Overcoming Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation.  www.ericmaisel.com

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When Food is Comfort with Julie M. Simon

On April 17th, we will be joined by Julie M. Simon, the author of When Food is Comford and The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual. She is a licensed psychotherapist and life coach with twenty-seven+ years of experience helping overeaters and imbalanced eaters stop dieting, heal their relationships with themselves and their bodies, lose excess weight, and keep it off. You may remember our interview with her about the success of her first book: The Emotional Eater’s Repair Manual.  She returns on Tuesday to discuss her brand new book, When Food is Comfort.    

Julie is a lifelong fitness enthusiast and also a certified personal trainer with over twenty-five years of experience designing exercise and nutrition programs for various populations.  She is also the founder and director of the popular Los Angeles-based Twelve-Week Emotional Eating Recovery Program, which offers an alternative to dieting by addressing the mind, body, and spirit imbalances underlying overeating. Her professional experience with and personal journey through childhood trauma, weight challenges, and body, brain, and spiritual imbalances led to the creation of the twelve-week program, which she has been running for twenty-five years. For general  information and lots of inspiration from her blog, check her out at www.overeatingrecovery.com.  Julie M. Simon, MA, MBA, LMFT

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