Jan 19, Raphael Cushnir: Emotional Connection

Start with Your Emotions; Live Life from Inside, Out. Most people live their lives from “Outside, In.” We talk about “what happens” to us, what others “do” to us, how others “make us feel.” We get concerned about how we look on the outside, what others think of us, and how we are doing in the world. Now, ask:  “What If?”  “What if this is not what is important?” In fact, “what if” the emotions we have inside of us, that we need to work through our bodies, is the connecting point for all of us. “What if” these emotions connect us to our selves, to one another,  and even more importantly, to “All That Is”? Raphael Cushnir not only believes these “What If’s” to be true, he is actively writing and teaching about what we need to do to open the connection we all have with our larger, fuller selves. When this is done, we transform. When we transform, our entire world transforms. Pay attention to the POWER of dealing with the emotions you feel inside yourself. Then come listen to Raphael Cushnir.

For many years, I have stated that “emotions are the language of the Universe.” My guest for this week is offering us a way to more fully understand what this is and how it works. He wants us to understand that there is a more sophisticated way to relate to our emotions as an actual repository of spiritual intelligence that can guide us to a life of grace and joy. Combining the best of psychology, spirituality, and science into a more effective approach, Cushir says the key to unlocking this sacred connection is to fully experience our emotions IN our body as a way of transforming them—and you. He says your vulnerability is the gateway to your soul and the Divine. Listen to this show. It offers the very HEART of why we offer you Full Power Living—to understand and master the power and importance of human emotions. Click here to visit Raphael Cushnir’s website!

Jan 12, Katie Russell: Texas 4000 for Cancer

What Role Has Cancer Played in Your Life? Katie Russell is 22, a recent graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. With two simultaneous Bachelor’s degrees. And a minor in International Business. Already no slouch, she’s taking on a daunting challenge. We want you to know about it, and give you an opportunity to support her efforts. She’s in training for nearly a year. She’s carrying on a near-sacred tradition that promises to tax her body and spirit to the limit. In so doing, Katie is learning to be a leader in our world. You’ll be amazed—as I am—at all she needs to consider, do and learn. Listen up!

How many of us would strike out on a 4600+ mile journey in support of something important to us…on a bicycle? Katie Russell is part of group keeping up a tradition begun at the University of Texas in Austin in 2004 by Chris Condit, then a student at UT Austin, and himself a Hodgkin’s lymphoma survivor. With three possible routes, the Texas 4000* (a 501(c)(3) federally registered non-profit organization, and one of the longest annual charity bicycle rides in the world) starts in Austin, Texas and ends in Anchorage, Alaska. Katie Russell is currently in training for the 2017 Ride. She’s with us to share her cause, talk about the challenges, ask for our support, and be amazed by the undertaking! YOU CAN DONATE, TOO! Just .. Click here to visit Katie Russell’s page on the Texas4000.org website!

Jan 5, Joyce Stewart, God is Love: Journey from Fear to Love

God is Ever-Equal to Our Understanding. Years ago, I was introduced to this idea that “God is ever-equal to our understanding.” I came to realize that whatever (or whoever) I believe God is, that’s who God is! I immediately began focusing on a God of Love. Most of us, however, have been taught about what Richard Blackstone calls “Theory One God,” a God of judgment, who is constantly assessing our level of sin. Such a God not only separates us from each other (and God), but also supports lives based on fear. I’m so grateful to Joyce Stewart for not only realizing how this happens, but bringing herself through to the other side, and then telling us about her journey. It is all the more important because she was raised to believe in a fear-inducing God and has gotten herself free to find a God full of Love. I’m grateful that she’s available to tell us how she did this, too! 

Joyce Stewart is a pioneer. And she was led to be a pioneer by God. Brought up in the Christian church and following the beliefs she had learned, she was nevertheless shown that her life was based on fear, rather than love. Having deconstructed those beliefs and found her way to the love that IS God, Joyce has come to the understanding that most of people’s lives, relationships and Christian beliefs are rooted in fear, rather than love, and yet they are unaware of this because they have accepted it as normal. She is now sharing her journey from fear to Love, aiming to inspire others to introspection and change. We talk with Joyce about her remarkable journey as we start the New Year of 2017. Please Listen!!

We have two great website links for you today: Click here to view Joyce Stewart’s main website! And you can Click here to view the God Is Love Cookbook website!

Dec 15, Arlene Gale: Face Forward, Move Forward

Dec 15, Arlene Gale: Face Forward, Move Forward

Move Past the Pain of Experience by Becoming Non-resistant! Recently someone commented to me that I must have had a very difficult time this year, emotionally speaking, because of the upheaval and change I experienced. When I replied that it really hasn’t been bad, he said: “Oh, come on—everyone has feelings! It has to have been difficult.” As I thought about it, I realized that it hasn’t been difficult, because I didn’t resist what was happening! It’s resistance to “what is” that causes us pain in life. Arlene Gale is a woman who has developed wisdom, strength, and compassion by not resisting. She’s been able to Face Forward, which then has enabled forward movement. I look forward to introducing her to you.

People who experience abuse as children can have a very difficult time living a good life as adults. The weight of the abusive experiences—and the emotions that accompany—is so heavy, it’s difficult to go on. Plus, abusive experiences tend to make you focus backwards, allowing the abusive incidents to define your present life. Recently I attended a workshop in Phoenix, Arizona, and met Arlene Gale, who through the title of her book tells us that she found a way to face forward, despite abuse experiences, and then move forward instead of getting stuck. I wanted you to be able to hear how she did it, right from this courageous woman. Come find out how she got herself to face forward, so she could move through her life instead of becoming stuck and stagnant. Click here to visit Arlene Gale’s website!

Dec 8, Lisa Loving Dalton, Falling For The Stars: A Stunt Gal’s Tattle Tales

What does it really take to walk in someone else’s shoes – especially if that person is a famous actor or actress, and you’re doing stunts to make them look good on the big screen? It takes fearlessness, guts, careful planning, and knowledge about how to heal. Lisa Loving Dalton shares these with us as she talks about the stars for whom she did stunts, the challenges of those stunts, and the injuries and recovery process that also became part of her life. Lisa shares the life lessons being a stunt double brought her way.

Beginning as a naïve, insecure actress, trying to use extra work and stunts as a way into the Hollywood firmament, Dalton rises to become one of the top stunt professionals, ultimately reaping the economic rewards and the ego gratification—while denying her true desire to act full time. Dalton appeared in more than 200 films, television shows and commercials in New York, Hollywood and Texas, including work in Ghostbusters, Money Pit, Crocodile Dundee, Married to the Mob, FX, Legal Eagles, and Splash on the big screen and ER, HBO’s Carnivale, Dr. Quinn and Melrose Place among her many TV credits. Click here to visit Lisa Loving Dalton’s website!

Nov 17, Ransom Stephens: Left Brain Speaks, the Right Brain Laughs

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You Mean I’m Not “Right Brain” or “Left Brain”? Opening Remarks: Oh, no! Another perfectly good belief that has allowed us to understand and work with ourselves for many years needs to be tossed! Instead, we apparently maintain our brains like a well-working two-party legislative system: We collaborate “across the aisle” between the two hemispheres! Find out how this works when Ransom book-the-left-brain-speaksStephens tells us the latest about what goes on inside our own head!

How does your brain interpret information? In this election season, it’s important to know how our brains “reach across the aisle” to collaborate, bringing both left brain and right brain into play. Especially when we want to unlock innovation and discovery. If you’re ready to move past this long-accepted generalization about how our brain works—that people tend to gravitate to one side of our brain more than the other—join me for this discussion with science writer Ransom Stephens. Discover with me how our brain enables prejudice to emerge, and how we can recognize and quash prejudice. I’ll be ready for this “cleansing” by November 17th, won’t you? Click here to visit Ransom Stephens’ website!