Good Vibrations

The Beach Boys may have been describing Wendy Weber in their song, “Good Vibrations”

Our most recent guest, Wendy Weber, is one of those really fun people to hang out with. She can whip out a guitar, ukelele, and/or keyboard and add life to any event! And she did just that on Life Mastery Radio.

Wendy’s spirit is as colorful as the feathers on her family of parrots, and she can heal your energy. Since she is a practitioner of transforming lives and creating harmonious balance for individuals, she infuses joy into everyone she meets.

She is a singer, songwriter, and lyricist. Wendy has crafted parodies and original songs for individuals, organizations, and events. Her presence is a powerful reminder that our unique melodies can inspire, uplift, and bring change to the world.

Music is a gift because it resonates with our energetic soul. And yet, we often don’t take advantage of the music that’s around us.

“I’ve probably been singing since I was 3. We had the radio and a record player. Before rock and roll, we had the standards, musicals, and classical.”

Wendy suggests that we prefer certain music types because of what we listened to while growing up. We still gravitate toward them.

“Most of the songs recorded today sound alike to me. I like variety. My CD includes different styles of songs.”

Wendy’s CD Cover

Wendy explains that music resonates with vibrations, and vibrations are energy. This is how she practices.

“Healing is moving out negative vibrations and putting in positive vibrations. When we raise somebody’s vibration level we tap into consciousness, understanding, reverence, and serenity.”

Wendy writes songs about loved ones lost. She finds that music removes the negative charge of grief and strengthens the memory of happier times.

She wrote a song about her mother when she was still living, and Wendy recently posted it on Facebook as a tribute now that her mother has been gone for 7 years.

Listen to Wendy’s tribute to her mother HERE

Wendy is a self-taught ukulele player. Her family couldn’t afford a guitar, so she picked up the Hawaiian-born instrument. The first song she learned was the Anthem of the United States Marines.

“When I was young I also learned to play scales and chords on the piano. My teacher made me memorize everything, so I’m not as good at site-reading. But I still sing in a Jewish choir.”

Wendy’s middle daughter has Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s.

“Music is what brings her out. When she had her Bat Mitzvah I was glad to hear her do all the prayers and sing. Though she didn’t sing on key, it went up to God, and it came down perfectly.”

Wendy and the Cantor sang a song about her daughter, which Wendy had written. Her daughter accompanied her on the guitar.

Since parenting children with disabilities is fraught with challenges, Wendy was curious about energy healing after hearing someone talk about it.

“I was invited to attend a class. With no expectation, I walked in. By mid-morning I was feeling the edge of another student’s energy field. I thought, this is real!”

Wendy kept taking classes, and soon began to use her new talents as a business. She can share many examples of the way energy healing has helped clients.

“On a scuba diving trip, a heavy jump seat smashed the big toe of a man in the group. He howled. He begged for help, so I separated negative cords from him, which is the first thing we always do. The pain stopped after 10 minutes. He had no bruising and no swelling.”

Wendy has healed clients who’ve gotten over a sickness quickly; and a friend who speaks and performs who has been relieved of laryngitis immediately.

If people want Wendy’s CD’s of music, they should contact her. They are for sale.

Wendy supports a parrot sanctuary in Arizona by writing a song for them.

“Animals pick up your energy like people do. I can do energy healing, and I can do music from here to anywhere in the world.”

Wherever you are in the world, contact Wendy for some musical healing energy!

Tips from a Tech

Sue Wilhite made a return visit to Life Mastery Radio this past week. At her first appearance she illustrated sound healing, which was fascinating. Here’s the link to that episode: Sound Healing 9/2021 This time, Sue shared her amazing talent in tech.

Sue has a new digital book published titled Tech Tips for the Tech-Timid

Tech is where Sue started her career many years ago. Today she sees the need for business owners to face down and slay the tech dragons which intimidate them.

My return to technology came out of demand for it. Technology by definition is anything that extends human ability. Even a basic writing utensil is technology.”

Sue’s book has a plethora of information, and on the show she broke down her advice to three areas:

  • Backups
  • Passwords
  • Customer relations management

If your computer crashes, and you don’t have a backup, you are pretty much dead in the water. In the early days of my career, it was my job to babysit the technician who came in to maintain our hard drives, which were the size of dishwashers.

In order to maintain them, they had to be dust-free; and the spindles oiled. On one occasion, the tech had the disk packs laying on a filing cabinet 6 feet high. One of the disks crashed onto the linoleum floor.

The loss of this one disk, which there was not an immediate backup for, cost the company 24 hours of business since 150 people could do nothing during that time. No orders could be taken, nothing shipped out, no inventory created, and no accounting could be done. It was this experience that cemented my belief that backups are vital.

Today we have it so much easier. Sue reports a backup can be done with the click of a button.

I use a program called IDrive, which automatically backups up for me at 2:00 in the morning while I’m sleeping.

When there is a glitch in the system, your computer gets a virus or ransomware, and even when there are electrical surges that fry your computer, a backed up hard drive is vital.

If you’re really, really paranoid, you have a hard drive present on your system that does backups, you back up to the cloud, and you copy your hard drive and ship it somewhere remote.

After the importance of backups, Sue teaches clients about password management. Think about all the passwords one must remember when logging into almost everything electronically stored.

  • Banking info
  • Health records
  • Google
  • PayPal, Venmo, CashApp
  • Website
  • Social media
  • Zoom

Password management is important. Remember, your birthday is not your password. Your dog’s name is not your password. Your children’s information, nor anything that is guessable should be used as a password.

Sue mentioned a safer way to deal with even the two-step verification programs which ask for your father’s birthplace, your mother’s maiden name, your favorite teacher, etc.

Set it up with the wrong answer. If your father was born in New Jersey, and it’s easy for a hacker to look up, give incorrect information. Of course, you have to remember your wrong answer, but it’s safer.”

Sue reminds us there is so much information out there about YOU, and hackers are being paid thousands of dollars to take your money and intellectual property. If it’s easy for them to find, it’s easy for them to use against you.

So, I’m about to turn 60 and I admit my memory is not what it used to be. I asked Sue how we can store our passwords safely somewhere, so we don’t have to rely on the autofill world that hackers have easy access to.

I use LastPass. There’s also Dashlane and many others. They’re really easy to use on all your devices. LastPass is about 20 bucks a year.

Security folks recommend your passwords (which should not be used more than once) be between 12 and 16 random characters. A program like LastPass will create one master password that you can remember. It will also create a 12-16 character password for everything else you log into.

When you login to anything going forward, LastPass will autofill your passwords, which are encrypted and hacker-proof.

You might be thinking, ‘Google does this for me’. And, the interesting thing is, Google is one of those companies that has not been hacked, and they are working with the government.

But, if you’re not shutting down your search engines when not in use, the autofill feature will let a hacker find your info, especially if they’ve stolen your device. LastPass is always logged out until you login.

Sue’s book contains chapters which teach things such as – time saving tips, streamlining your workflow, staying connected, protecting yourself online, mastering Google, ditching your website, video conferencing like a boss, and troubleshooting common tech issues.

The last thing I want to mention today is customer relationship management, which I’d like to change to business relationship management.

Business relationships require getting contact information from potential clients. When we meet someone, how do we track the dates and location at which the meeting took place? What did we talk about, and what happened?

I need a database to track the relationships I’m forming. I love EngagePro, which uses AI. Big time saver!

The same person who created EngagePro has developed ChatBridge. For those of us who spend time in virtual networking meetings, this application will pull out relevant things from the chat and put them into EngagePro, so you can follow up with each contact later. That’s technology that extends the human ability!

Sue encourages you to hire tech help if tech isn’t your thing. Her book is a nice resource:

Focus on what you do best and hire Sue to take care of the tech. Contact her directly at

Beauty and the Accountant

Karen Pudetti went straight out of college into a highly successful accounting career. But it didn’t light her fire as they say, so she ventured out to do something no one expected. She opened a beauty salon.

“A lot of people ask me why the beauty industry?”

When Karen was 9 years old her mother taught modeling.  People from New York would come to sessions for classes, commercial creations, and fashion shows.

“I noticed people come in the morning with their hair in a ponytail by the end of the day be transformed with makeup. My mom would let me and my sisters get our hair and makeup done.

I felt really pretty. That feeling gave me confidence to try anything I wanted to, and I remember feeling so good inside because I looked good outside.”

Karen was inspired to help others feel that same way about themselves. That was why she picked the beauty industry over accounting.

Despite her mother not being completely on board with the idea, Karen’s dad wisely asked, what’s the worst thing that could happen to you? Karen knew she could always return to accounting if it didn’t work. But it DID work!

“I set up a little spot in my house with a separate entry. I’d see customers two and a half days a week. I had a nanny take care of my child at the house while I worked for 3-4 years.”

Soon, Karen bought an existing spa.

“I announced myself to the staff and said, I want you guys to make more money. The team bought into my ideas, and I made a $250,000 that first year.”

Next, Karen rented the space next door and brought in more services. Then she and her husband bought a 16,000 square foot building at a major intersection in the town of Rochester, NY and redesigned the inside.

“We have 12 spaces, a huge nail room, a laser room, and some eyelash rooms. We have a sanctuary boutique, massage, and aesthetics rooms. We have an infrared sauna.”

After having hired a coach for consulting services, Karen decided she herself wanted to do the same thing. Soon, Karen was consulting for salons throughout the United States.

“I had 2 daughters at that point, and I was loving the ability to take long weekends to travel a little.”

Karen found salons were not controlling their inventory well, nor were they carefully tracking expenses. She encouraged businesses to hire a bookkeeper, accountant, or someone who can break things down for them.

“Some salons were losing $25,000 every month. When I started consulting, I could see customers’ lives changing, and how happy they were. They started living their best or better lives. I love that I could help them do that.”

Karen suggests for business owners that they write down their personal goals and break them down to what they need to make yearly, monthly, weekly, and daily to meet the goals.  

“I have a financial packet business owners go through. I don’t have to see the numbers, but it helps them understand their own money situation.”

Karen also encourages business owners to create a procedures manual for consistency and quality control.

Karen’s book is:

“I wanted to write a book that was entertaining, so you weren’t reading a manual of some sort. I interviewed people who’d struggled and made it big in areas like grooming, hairstyles, nails, eyebrows, etc.  

They were phenomenal. Each chapter is on a different aspect of business such as marketing, branding, etc. The reader is educated by the stories of successful people and their humble beginnings.

I made a module class that takes every single chapter and breaks it down even more. I’ll send out the next module every week, and then attendees will do their work. They get my email address and I guide them along.”

Karen was a delightful guest, and I encourage you to read her book and dive into her coaching opportunities. Any business can benefit.

Get Karen’s free report HERE

Enroll in Karen’s business course HERE

Becoming a Global Citizen

Our recent guest, Sally Pederson, lives a lifestyle most of us only dream of. She has citizenship in multiple countries and residencies in others. Her business today is to help people like you and me have the same lifestyle she does.


This interview took place while Sally was in one of her homes in Montenegro, a country in southeastern Europe bordering Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Serbia.

Montenegro is a small country of about 650,000 people. It’s my quiet escape from business.”

Sally also has a home in Barcelona, Spain despite never leaving her home country of Canada as a child.

A combination of events led Sally to begin this new lifestyle. One was a tax audit where she began to see that her deductions were not going to be accepted and she owed thousands of dollars plus interest to the Canadian government since the audit didn’t take place until two years after the tax year in question had ended.

I decided to learn a better way.”

When the opportunity presented itself, Sally moved to Costa Rica over 10 years ago.

Costa Rica

You can have as many citizenships as you’re able to attain. Many countries recognize multiple-citizenship-collectors like me.”

There are also benefits to businesses started in separate countries. Sally helps clients understand the different rules and regulations for businesses.

It is better to have a corporation in a separate country than the one you’re living in. Your taxes will be lower, and you will save substantial amounts of money.”

Sally mentions that companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are not set up in the United States, they are international corporations.

A corporation can own other businesses. Millionaires have many corporations in other countries, and those companies own other companies. These are ways they protect their assets and save on taxes.

Sally has international accountants on her team to answer all types of questions and address the specific issues related to business benefits.

Make sure there is a tax treaty in place so you’re not double taxed.”

Sally also helps people find the right destination to establish residency because she has international real estate agents on her team.

You will learn so much information by reading her book…

 Discover the meaning of terms such as:

  • Non-Lucrative Visa
  • Digital Nomad Visa

There’s nothing that ties us to one place.”

During the recent Covid-19 pandemic, there was a truckers strike in Sally’s home country of Canada.

The Canadian government began to freeze bank accounts of the truckers and anyone who supported their cause. Canada was supposed to be the land of the free. That’s when I really began to see the benefit of being out from under the control of any one government.”

Truckers lineup their trucks on Metcalfe Street as they honk their horns on February 5, 2022 in Ottawa, Canada. Truckers continue their rally over the weekend near Parliament Hill in hopes of pressuring the government to roll back COVID-19 public health regulations and mandates. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)

The problem with having only one citizenship is the passport. The government of any country in which you are a citizen can take your passport. It’s not your property. Your passport belongs to the government.  They give it, and they can take it away.

If you are a citizen of another country with a passport from that country, you do not have to be stuck under the control of either government. If one government takes your passport, you can travel with the passport of another country.

Sally calls herself a Global Citizen: A person of the world who is not tied down to one destination or one government. The freedom to go at will.

Where do you want to live? You could get citizenship through your family bloodline. You could get it by investment. Buy a home in another country and have residency. Every country has different rules.”

You can also gain citizenship by having a bank account in some countries.

It would be difficult to work toward global citizenship without the help of someone like Sally and her team.

The other day I had a client call me. They were really interested in a property they saw on Facebook in a foreign country. It looked great, so I contacted my people in that country, and my team reported: There’s no building there, it’s a laundromat.”

That type of scam is representative of things to look out for and why you need someone like Sally on your side.

You’ll see an advertisement to send x amount of dollars to buy the beautiful property in a picture. If you’re not careful you could be scammed.”

Sally’s international partners work in 26 countries.

It’s important for people to have a bank account in another country and be able to transfer money to and from other accounts. Having an international bank account is a security blanket.  

If a Government chooses to freeze your bank account, or if you’re a victim of identity theft, or somebody hacks your bank and everything’s frozen, your account could be inaccessible long term.

How do you pay your bills? How do you buy groceries? How do you put gas in your car? How do you get to work?

Having an account where you can access money would be ideal.

Sally’s ideas sound amazing to me, and I hope you’ll take the opportunity to contact her. She is the perfect resource to ensure your financial comfort at home or abroad, now and in the future.

Sally Pederson – Global Citizen Life

Bridging Gaps: from Counter Intelligence to Countering Depression

Our recent guest, Dr. Leslie Rogers recalls her 25 years in service with the FBI as an intelligence analyst helped prepare her for the important work she does today.

It was a rewarding experience working in counter terrorism because I was immersed in the world of intelligence. I knew what was going on and saw the anxieties, struggles with substance abuse, even suicide, that is part of the stress in that world.”

Today Dr. Leslie Rogers is the founder and the CEO of Mental Health Talk, LLC. She publishes the first-of-its-kind quarterly magazine called Mental Health Talk, a well-rounded publication that seeks to bridge gaps between mental health and medical health.

Dr. Rogers also runs two private psychology clinics in and around Fayetteville, North Carolina. She specializes in men’s health, including veterans with a wide range of trauma histories.

I see veterans who have been in the field and actually dealt with terrorism or war situations and the traumas that come with that. Men, first responders, and children are unique populations needing a modified approach to therapy because there are stigmas associated with them.”

Dr. Rogers knows each man defines what it is to be a man differently. His own definition is based on culture, how he’s raised, expectations, and responsibilities.

That self-definition is going to influence what men share and don’t share about trauma.  Men may say they don’t need validation, but they do. When one person steps up and shares, the whole group is validated, and others will start sharing.”

Suicide rates are high for veterans, law enforcement, and the military population. They know the importance of their job and feel inadequate when they themselves are falling apart emotionally. In addition, society may think these populations can’t do their job effectively when dealing with mental illness.

Individual and group therapy are the starting points. When someone is dealing with anxiety and/or PTSD, groups are an excellent approach to recovery.”

Dr. Rogers suggests group work validates and normalizes experiences, which allows the members to be vulnerable and authentic. Trust is built, and they begin to advocate for each other.

Men are under-reported when it comes to depression because they present differently, such as anger and irritability. Because of the stigma, men are less likely to report symptoms of depression.”

Dr. Rogers cautions that reducing stressors is a learning experience and takes practice. She tells patients they may feel worse before they feel better.

The end result is going to be amazing!

  • Improved relationships
  • Better communication
  • Emotional security
  • Empowered life navigation skills

I think we’re starting to see more men in therapy than ever before. More men are starting to open up.”

Society has to change too, according to Dr. Rogers. She feels the stats on sexual abuse in men are not presented as openly as they should be. This causes men to be less likely to share openly.

And let’s not forget the children…

Make discussions once a week a family thing. Check in with your children and see how they’re doing. Let them tell you about their day at school, how it’s going, or how it’s not going right.”

Dr. Rogers shares an emotions checklist on her website.

It’s often hard to come up with words to describe emotions, and we don’t know how to express ourselves. That may manifest in negative emotions.  You can give the emotions checklist to your child and ask them to identify how they’re feeling.”

When we’re able to put a word to a feeling and label it, we can communicate better by taking our power and control back.

Dr. Rogers hosts a mindfulness meditation group online for men and women every Sunday evening on Zoom beginning at 7:00 pm Eastern time.

We’ll relax. We’ll meditate on things. We’ll get the week started.

Understanding we need to learn ways to love ourselves without judgment, and replace negative emotions with positive ones, Dr. Rogers will be holding these sessions through the upcoming holiday season.

Once you start practicing her methods, you’ll reduce anxiety and improve your mood. Meditation research shows a lot of medical advantages to the practice of mindfulness.

To enroll in this program, go to

Dr. Rogers had some final words to say to our listeners the day she was on our show:

Please check in with your emotions. Check in with your children. With so much going on in the world that can potentially cause anxiety, stress, irritability, and anger, recognize your emotions, and understand them. Turn the TV off and walk away. Set boundaries in your life.

Study |Meditate | Contemplate

Within the great meditation traditions of Asia there is a trilogy they talk about: They say you should study, meditate, and then contemplate.”

When our recent guest, Richard Dixey, was a teenager he began to contemplate the idea that we each individually look at the world our own way. He wondered if there was a correct way to view the world, which may mean all of us are wrong.

That was the question which started me down a road of personal exploration. I was a student at university trying to understand this. I had been scientifically trained to believe there is only one world and humans are merely objects living a meaningless existence. This always felt inadequate to me.”

Richard had rich inner experiences himself, leading him on a quest to understand the fundamental, primary school stuff of being human beyond the laws of physics.

His new book, Three Minutes A Day teaches readers to learn how to live life in a meaningful way.

It’s really incredibly simple. The only actual experience we have, ever have, or ever could have are the inputs from our 5 senses or are our thoughts and imaginations.”

Richard Dixie, Ph.D is a senior faculty member at Dharma College in California. He holds advanced degrees in biophysics and the history and philosophy of science. He’s a research scientist and lifelong student of Buddhism, founder of the Buddha Dharma Foundation, and devoted to meditation.

Richard teaches that anything beyond our 5 senses, thoughts, and imagination is an inference.

Inference: an assertion based upon one piece of evidence that makes you think there must be another one.

For instance, we see smoke and think there must be fire.

We all have two eyes, and they make a perspectival model of the world. We don’t receive a three dimensional model of the world at all; we get two slightly overlapping flat images from which we make that model.

In exactly the same way, we have two ears. Differences in sounds enable us to work out where sounds are coming from. We’re making a model.”

Richard explains we’re living in a map; a construct which is an inference, a best guess of the world around us. Our whole experience comes from our 5 senses, thoughts, and imaginations.

Fundamentally, we are making a world. Meditation begins that realization and is the thing from which everything else comes.”

When something appears in our 5 senses, thoughts, and imaginations, we have a mechanism that re-cognizes it. I’ve seen that before; I know what that is; I know what to do.

Richard brought new life to the word UNDERSTAND

UNDERSTAND is one of those English words that’s really interesting. TO STAND UNDER IT. By standing under our cognitive apparatus, we might be able to work out how we are making the world, and what influences are affecting the way we make the world.”

Richard went on to explain:

The problem with most people’s lives is reflexive reactivity. That’s to say they’re being pulled this way and that by things they want and things they don’t. That lack of control of our attention is the fundamental element of stress in modernity.”

Despite dramatic improvements in the lives of human beings, we are feeling less and less happy. This is where meditation starts becoming intensely useful, according to Richard.

There are two parts to our attention. There’s adverting, which is the ability to concentrate. And then there’s savoring.”

Lifting a cup of coffee to your lips is adverting. Tasting the coffee is savoring. Richard began to realize that this was a gateway to building our world. He founded Dharma College and taught the wisdom of Asian lineages.

I realized the way meditation is normally presented is as if it was being taught to a monk living in robes in the fourth century for whom sitting an hour in meditation is normal. We could take these teachings and compress them into a three-minute approach. We start adverting concentration using a burning candle and watching the flame.”

The second exercise is to hit a bell and listen to the fading sound as it goes to silence. That’s savoring concentration.

Gradually over the course of three minutes a day you’ll find yourself able to hold a savoring concentration without an object at all. You can literally listen to silence.”

Richard’s hope is that meditation will open the door for people to become connoisseurs of their own experience building their world.

It’s actually more fundamental than reading, writing, walking, anything. It is the most fundamental life skill, and it leads to a discovery of meaning in a very surprising place. If you don’t know this you actually really don’t know who you are. That fundamental ignorance leads to terrible consequences. People end up making very bad decisions without knowing why.”

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The German philosopher, Wittgenstein said the aim of philosophy is to free our natural intelligence from its bewitchment by language.

There it is. We’re being bewitched because our world model is made of words. Everything is named.”

In our language, Richard notes the extraordinary pairing of COGNITION and RE-COGNITION.

Learning something the first time is cognition. When we re-cognize (we would say recognize) we have redone our cognition, informed by our memory.

It takes about a quarter of a second to recognize something, and in that quarter of a second we name it. We also ascribe to it statements such as I like, I don’t like. I want, I don’t want. This is good, this is bad. All that judgment comes along in our recognition. Which means the world we see is entirely individual.

If we don’t understand this, life will always be enigmatic. We will be fundamentally ignorant. Our job as human beings is to come back to our natural intelligence, our basic human goodness. We can use the map as an advisor, but never use it as the first response you make to anything because it is paranoid, and it comes from the past.”

The reason to meditate is because we, as human beings belong on the throne of our being. Richard’s book is a guide to help us do that in 3 minute meditations. There is an app which coordinates with the book and provides a timer.

Go to

Water cuts through stone. Not by cutting hard, but by cutting, often.

In Richard’s book you’ll gradually become an object of cognition and think deliberately. You’ll be ready to study, meditate, and then contemplate.

Radiate Rainbows of Joy

Our recent guest, Jan Hoath, found joy as a competitive swimmer in her high school days. She wanted to emulate her older sister and go to college on a swimming scholarship.

However, Jan’s joy sank to the deep end of the pool when she dislocated her shoulder, underwent reconstructive surgery, and was told by doctors she’d have to find a sport using only her legs because she’d not be swimming any more.

I lost myself. I didn’t know which end was up and I was put on antidepressants. My family didn’t know what to do with me or how to help me.”

One day Jan’s German teacher told her about an opportunity to be an exchange student in Germany.

I was in my darkest moment, and a light bulb went off in my head….and my heart. I would get to leave this identity and depression of being a non-swimmer. I could go to a new country, a new town, meet new people, and enjoy new opportunities. New EVERYTHING!

Jan understood this opportunity was the most profound thing she could do. She felt so much joy simply considering the idea. She poured herself into the application process which included interviews.


Jan was accepted and awarded the scholarship to the German exchange. She stopped taking the antidepressants and has not needed them since.

I had a joyful future to live in. That year was so magical for me. It was tough learning the language, but I was in a space of being willing to give it all a go. That’s when I discovered my vision of a joy led world.”

Today, Jan is a speaker, poet, a joy mentor to women business leaders, a mindfulness coach, meditation teacher, and a former pro ski instructor. (Leg sport)

Jan offers a leading edge signature process called the Happiness Prism.

I created my process out of my personal challenges of depression, having an infant son diagnosed with cancer, 7 figure debt, as well as the tragedy of losing my mother-in-law in a traumatic accident.  

All of these experiences woke me up to 3 core elements which are required to be harmonized and optimized in our joy.”

Jan likens her process to a pyramid prism since we’re all beings of light. Jan claims when we’re lit up we are optimized in this framework.

We can radiate in our most potent manner the rainbows that we’re here to bring into the world. It’s the ripple effect we can have when we’re in that joy power.

The first side of the prism is PLAY – Joy in Motion

The second side is PEACE – Prayer in motion

The third side is PROGRESS – Purpose in motion

I found that anytime I was missing one side of the prism, it collapsed.”

Jan discovered the simplicity of joy in a bowl of Fruit Loops cereal.

Her son was 6 weeks old when he was admitted to Children’s Hospital for a life-threatening condition believed to be cancer. Unprepared for the sudden surge of fear and a long hospital stay, Jan was offered a meal from the hospital menu so she could stay by her son’s side.

“I could order Fruit Loops. I realized it wasn’t the most sensible choice for a healthy diet, but I heard a voice say You don’t need nourishment for your body; you need nourishment for your soul.”

I ordered the Fruit Loops, and for those 10 minutes as the colors swirled around the bowl, I was in my joy, even in that very terrifying time.

My son is in a hospital crib next to me hooked up to cords and plugged into all sorts of equipment, and he starts giggling. He’s picking up on my energy and my joy.”

From then on, Jan has decided to show up in her joy and find her way through.

Every time I’ve led with joy I see things differently. I have a different perspective. I’m talking about the spiritual joy of something beautiful. It’s infectious. We amplify it with people around us.”

Jan emphasizes that we can’t manufacture this type of joyous energy, we can just be available to it and follow through.

Jan’s son was never diagnosed with cancer, and instead with a condition they were told would be monitored until he was 18 years old. On his first birthday, they witnessed an unofficial medical miracle and were told he no longer had the condition and didn’t need to be seen again for it.

Today he’s a thriving 11 year old boy. Whatever challenging circumstance you’re facing look for the Fruit Loop moments along the way. Look for the spontaneous sparks of joy that will fill you up.

Play. Find peace, and progress forward. It’s a phenomenon that never ceases to blow my mind.”

Jan is in the process of writing a book, and we’re excited for a reason to have her back on the show.

You can find Jan at Jan Hoath ( There is link to a free meditation called The Shitty Day Meditation.

Go and check it out, especially if you’re having one of “those” kind of days.

Jan Hoath can also be found on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

Embracing the Writer In you

Are you a business owner who has considered writing your own book someday? Could a book be a powerful driver of your business growth? How can you get your expertise out of your head so readers and potential customers can find you?  

Our most recent guest, Mary E. Knippel, helps people like you do just that. She is fabulous at guiding you to dive deep into your own stories and bring them out into the world.

Mary is an author herself, a speaker, and the founder of

Practicing what she preaches, Mary published her memoir – The Secret Artist | Give yourself Permission to Let your Creativity Shine.

Mary has also led contributing authors to publish a compilation book titled Written in her Own Words.

Mary relies on 35 years of experience as a journalist to ask provocative questions which uncover the heart of your message with clarity and compassion.

“I grew up in a small town on a farm. I had a playhouse where I would go and write in my journal. I’ve always known the answers were at the end of a pen.”

Mary’s career began as a secretary. She was always editing and rewriting her boss’s work. Today she is still correcting the grammar of others.

“I’m the catalyst, muse, and cheerleader. Your story matters and you are the only one who can tell it from the inside out.”

Mary encourages her writing clients to be courageously transparent and vulnerable on the page. When it’s in print and somebody else has your book in their hands, they will be impacted by your story.

“You as the author are talking soul to soul because you put your heart on the page.”

Many people come to Mary and make the following statements:

  • I don’t know where to start…
  • I don’t know what to say….
  • I don’t know what people can learn from me…

Mary’s solution:

“I’ll give them a writing prompt and say, ‘pick up your pen, set a timer for 5 minutes, and simply allow your pen to move across the page in response to the prompt’. Your heart knows what to write.”

Mary believes when your pen is moving across the page you are creating from a different part of your brain than when your hands are on a keyboard.

“When you’re grasping a pen it slows your head down so you can get your thoughts on paper. People have claimed they can’t read their own handwriting, and it doesn’t matter. You are making a connection to the page.”

Mary’s memoir, The Secret Artist is a series of essays she wrote before, during, and after her second breast cancer experience. She is an example of the ways she encourages people to show up where they are.

“It’s time you talked about your story. Think about when you were a kid. How did you lose yourself? Which activity carried you away for hours? Where does that show up in your life today?”

Mary suggests you may also consider the first job you were paid for.

“I had a client who was 10 years old when she got a job babysitting a newborn. Because she had a disabled brother, the young mother knew my client was capable of watching her baby.

I said to my client, ‘you were a ten-year-old who convinced an adult you could take care of a newborn. Don’t you see how that has been in your DNA your entire life?’

When my client gave this story at a professional meeting, the audience saw another side of her. They saw her humanity. She built rapport with many women at that event because she talked about babysitting.”

Mary takes pleasure in coaxing that type of information out of her clients. Not everything that goes in your journal is going to be published on Amazon, but she knows looking at all of your truth helps you decide where your story will go.

“We’re all storytellers and nothing is random.”

Mary sees our stories as part of a beautiful tapestry. We all have a thread, and if our thread isn’t there the picture isn’t complete. She helps people show up on the tapestry to represent who they are and what they believe.

“Many people believe their personal story doesn’t belong in business. No! Your personal story is the heart and soul of your business.”

Have you reader, been thinking to yourself, “Someday I’ll get around to writing my book”?

Here’s Mary’s response to that : “Someday isn’t a date on the calendar. So, if you’re serious, then put a date on the calendar to mark when you want your book published. Then we can begin planning.

  • Create a working title for your book
  • Purchase a URL for that working title
  • Get your content on paper
  • Figure out who you’re writing for
  • What do you want them to walk away knowing?
  • What do you want them to do when they finish your book?
  • How are you going to impact them and inspire them?
  • What’s on the shelves where you think your book is going to be?

“Who are you in competition with, or how are you filling the gaps of what’s already out there?”

Mary is hosting The Wise Woman Wisdom Retreat November 15th-19th 2023.

“It’s for women who need space to tap into their creativity and what they want to accomplish in this wild, wonderful world. We’ll do some writing and hands on activities to get your juices flowing.”

Mary is looking for authors who are longing to get that story out. They will be an Amazon bestseller because that’s part of her program.

Volume 2 of her compilation book In Her Own Words is coming out in July 2024. You could be an author in July by writing your first draft and at the retreat!

Mary is offering a freebie of writing prompts to help you get started. Click HERE to accept her gift.

“You will receive a writing prompt every day in your email or a text, whichever way you choose. Unleash the writer in you!”

Monday, October 2nd is a workshop with Mary called Telling My Untold Story. Check out details HERE.

Cancer is a Symptom, not a Disease

Cancer is a word which conjures fear in most of us. We’ve all been affected by it directly, with a loved one, or through a friend.

Some 2023 statistics from the American Heart Association and report in the US in 2023…

  • Invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 297,790 women; 43,170 estimated will die.
  • Prostate cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 288,300 men; 34,700 estimated will die.
  • Colon cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 106,970 people; 52,550 estimated will die.

Our recent guest, Danny Carroll reports another startling statistic:

The Average cancer patient in America is worth $1 million to the medical system

“There is a strong incentive to diagnose as many people as possible with cancer.”

Danny wants to be wrong about this assumption, however his years of experience leave him to draw no other logical conclusion.

He’s a lawyer by education and spent his working life in consulting asset management and venture capital. Although Danny is not a doctor, he started his journey in about 2,005.

“I had a friend in Bombay who was diagnosed with cancer. She had no insurance and couldn’t afford treatment. I ran a marathon to raise money for her. I raised a lot of money.”

When Danny’s friend went into the hospital to begin treatment she looked well and healthy to the point you’d never suspect she had cancer. During treatment she’d message him…

“Danny, I don’t know what these doctors are doing, but it feels like they’re putting poison in my veins.”

A nurse places a patient’s chemotherapy medication on an intravenous stand at a hospital in Philadelphia on Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Danny relates…

“In my ignorance, I strongly encouraged her to continue the treatments. And within 3 rounds of Chemo, she died. I had funded her treatment, and ensured her compliance to the treatment, and when she died I was absolutely devastated.”

Danny thought to himself…

“I’m going to search to the ends of the earth to find a better solution to this problem, and I’m going to find the cure for cancer.”

Danny began studying everything that looked like a potential solution. He studied

  • Nutritional healing
  • Emotional healing
  • Spiritual healing
  • Energy healing
  • Conventional medicine

“I found with all of these systems, I could be in a situation where I had 2 people with the same diagnosis on the same protocols, and one would live, and the other die.”

Then, Danny discovered Germanic Healing Knowledge (GHK) developed by Ryke Geerd Hamer, MD.

In Danny’s book called Terminal Cancer is a Misdiagnosis | Discover a Palliative Care Alternative Medicine you Can Survive he highlights the findings of Doctor Hamer.

GHK helped Danny discover reasons for a chronic condition he’d been suffering from, and how to heal it once and for all.

”For 6 months my entire body was riddled with golf ball sized knots in my calf muscles, thighs, arms, and back.

The physical therapist would iron these knots out through an excruciating process which left me bruised all over.

It would help temporarily, but a few days later the knots were back. While on this merry-go-round, I was dating an American diplomat. We were both living in Bombay and her 2 year posting was expiring. She was being sent to Chile.

Though we had become soulmates, we concluded we’d have to terminate our relationship because nobody in their right mind has a long distance relationship between South America and Southeast Asia.

On the Friday evening before she was due to leave, we had a candid discussion about the state of our lives. We agreed to try this ridiculous long distance relationship and see if it fizzled out naturally rather than terminate the relationship altogether. When I awoke Saturday morning, all of the knots that were in my body for 6 months had magically disappeared.”

Overnight, Danny’s medical condition had been resolved. He concluded after learning from the teachings of Dr. Hamer that those knots were put there because Danny was going in the wrong direction in life. He was planning to terminate a relationship with his soulmate, who today is his wife.

“Our subconscious has the ability to trigger various biological programs in order to help us address an issue. In my particular case, the biological program was meant to slow me down and keep me from running in the wrong direction.

When my soulmate and I agreed to not terminate our relationship, the problem was solved. The knots disappeared as magically as they came.”

Danny suspected there could be a similar mechanism between cancer and the mind.

Dr. Hamer’s work reported a 92% success rate healing terminal cancer patients using a form of mind body medicine. He concluded after 39 years of research that cancer is essentially a survival biological program. Cancer is there to help us, not there to hurt us.

“If you travel to a cold climate, you’ll find street dogs with long hair. You go to a hot climate, and the dogs have short hair. That’s the way nature adjusts, and it works. It works the same for humans.”

Danny used an example to illustrate the way this works for humans.

“The biological purpose of mammary glands in a woman’s breast is to lactate when the woman is pregnant and/or nursing. This makes the breast fundamentally a nurturing piece of equipment.”

Many breast cancers are formed in the mammary ducts, and according to Danny, these “cancers” may develop when the woman metaphorically wants or needs to nurture a loved one.

The body creates added tissue in the breast as a nurturing trigger. Doctors may diagnose this as cancer, start chemotherapy, and even remove the breast. Danny has seen, though, that when the nurturing crisis is over, the breast tissue will return to normal.

“It doesn’t matter whether the breast is there or not. The biological program runs in your brain. This is the control center. The cause of the problem is the life crisis. The organ is just a symptom of the problem.”

You can only heal yourself, but you must first understand the cause of the problem.

Danny Carroll was a very timely guest since Todd announced on the show that he has been diagnosed with cancer in his neck on the back of his tongue. He is slated to begin chemotherapy and radiation soon.

Of course, Danny highly discourages Todd from going that route, and suggested the cause for the added tissue in Todd’s throat.

“There is a problem in your life you’re having a hard time swallowing. Because the carcinoma is also affecting your tongue, this means there is a trigger related to speaking as well.

Todd, figure out the problem, solve it, and the tumor will go away.”

Today, people come to Danny who are terminally ill, and he reports a 70% success rate – meaning patients are able to solve the problem that caused the trigger, and they are healed.

On Danny’s website you can find a 400 page downloadable book which addresses every disease known to man so you can identify the cause of a problem with snipers-rifle precision.

“When you identify the cause of the problem with the symptoms of the problem, you can switch cancer off like a light switch.”

I highly recommend you turn on your curiosity switch and get Danny’s book so you can keep yourself and your loved ones free from radical medical procedures that aren’t treating the problem. They’re actually combatting your body’s natural, biological, healing process.

Won’t you join me in prayers for Todd? Pray he can discover the cause and trigger of his situation and fully heal without chemotherapy and other harsh treatments.

Transcend Challenges | Embrace Bliss

The odds were against our recent guest, Saylor Cooper, from the very start.

My twin sister and I were born 3 months prematurely in 1993 in Conroe Texas. Our lungs were small and underdeveloped. We weren’t expected to survive and were hospitalized for about 4 months.

Because Saylor was on a ventilator to help him breathe, he developed a condition called Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) where the blood vessels of the eyes leak because of too much pressure. His retinas detached.

Like a true Texan, I wrangled through all of that. Despite the surgeries to repair my eyes I was left with limited sight. I can see shadows and shapes up close, but I can’t make out details.

Saylor Cooper

Saylor’s twin sister had a more positive outcome to the surgeries to repair her retinopathy, and Saylor came out fighting!

Saylor was mainstreamed into both public and private schools. He also went to a school for the blind to learn more technology. He attended college for two years.

I’m pursuing entrepreneurship because it’s hard for people with disabilities to find employment. There are so many barriers.

His go-getter attitude pushes Saylor to consistently overcome his challenges.

He is the creator and host of Real Variety Radio and the Hope Without Sight Podcast. Saylor’s new book is called Navigating Life’s Challenges, Understanding Personality, Stress, and Family Dynamics.

There’s a lot of people who just sit back on the sidelines thinking I can’t do it. I am not that person.”

Getting his education in both the United States and Mexico, Saylor is bilingual in English and Spanish. He also reads Braille. He participated in sports such as swimming, snow skiing, and scuba diving.

The world of ever-advancing technology helps Saylor every day. He uses a Braille keyboard, a tool that reads text on a computer screen, and another which has a talk-back feature.

I enjoy reading inspirational books, and interviewing others on my podcast who are also blind, or who live with all kinds of disabilities. So many people have inspired me throughout life.

I’ve interviewed a PGA World Champion who has no hands, a woman who went her whole life without knowing she has dyslexia, and a father who was not diagnosed with autism until his son was diagnosed.”

From the time he was very young, Saylor dreamed of being on the radio.  

One summer, Saylor attended a radio broadcasting course at the school for the blind. That led to a broadcasting apprenticeship with Houston’s New Country Radio 100.3 FM.

I’d get discouraged once in a while because there were so many buttons to push, and I didn’t know which buttons were the correct ones.

Thankfully a good friend of mine, who’s also blind, introduced me to the station playlist, playback software, and remote voice tracker where I could record voice tracks making a radio show sound like it’s live when it’s actually automated. That led me to create Real Variety Radio.”

On Saylor’s show you’ll hear popular hits from the seventies to today’s hits; country, from the classics to today’s hottest Nashville icons; and in the evenings you’ll hear a mix of classic rock and roll.

Listeners can crack open a cold beer, sit by the bonfire and dance.

A big shout out goes to Dakota Caldwell. He does the Christian show on Sunday mornings.”  

Saylor has aspirations for professional speaking, including hosting in-person events. His book is available in paperback and on Kindle through Amazon. It’s dedicated to his mother and anyone who has overcome challenges.

I hope everybody who reads my book will learn to live a life where bliss reigns supreme.”

Saylor is soon hosting 2 events.

One is free called, Lift Your Spirit Party!

You can also join Saylor’s Blissful Life Community

Twins, Sara and Saylor

Let me share a simple truth that has become a cornerstone of my own existence. Life is not always easy, but it’s always worth it. Every moment; every breath is a precious gift from God.

From the very moment of my miraculous birth, the odds stacked against me. Standing before you, I’m reminded of the profound grace that permeates every breath we take.

Through my own experiences I’ve learned that perseverance, hard work, empathy, listening, courageous risk taking, adaptability, and surrounding oneself with a supportive tribe, can guide us through even the most arduous of circumstances.

Let us strive to persevere and adapt gracefully to life’s ever-changing tides. Let us surround ourselves with individuals who uplift us, who believe in our dreams and remind us of our own boundless potential.

As we step forward into the world, may we carry with us a renewed sense of purpose. Let us take these action items to heart. Know that you are not alone on this magnificent voyage.

May the pursuit of bliss be the guiding star that illuminates your path.

~Saylor Cooper