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Conversations with Joan 9-15-19

Conversations with Joan - 9/16/2019 12:00:00 AM

Bonnie St. John: Live with Joy

Despite having her right leg amputated at age five, Bonnie St. John became the first African-American ever to win Olympic or Paralympic medals in ski racing, taking home a silver and two bronze medals in downhill events at the 1984 Paralympics in Innsbruck, Austria. Bonnie has suffered through many of the difficulties most discussed today: abuse, divorce, disability, and struggles related to gender or race. Despite these challenges, she has relentlessly sought ways to stay positive and live joyfully no matter what life dishes out. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1986, and won a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University. Upon her return to the United States, Bonnie was appointed by President Bill Clinton as a director for Human Capital Issues on the White House National Economic Council.

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Conversations with Joan 9-08-19

Conversations with Joan - 9/9/2019 12:00:00 AM

Charles Duhigg: The Power of Habit

Have you tried to make changes in your life only to end up doing the same old thing over and over again? Do you look at successful people and wonder what they know that you don’t? According to Charles Duhigg, the key to making change and achieving what we want is to understand why habits exist, how they work, and how they can be changed. Charles is the author of the book, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and Business. He was a reporter at the New York Times writing such series as The iEconomy, which focused on Apple and won a Pulitzer prize for explanatory reporting in 2013.

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Conversations with Joan 9-01-19

Conversations with Joan - 9/2/2019 12:00:00 AM

Jim Morris: The Rookie

You may know his story from the movie, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. Jim Morris was a high school teacher and baseball coach that in an attempt to motivate his team, made a bet with his kids: if you win a district championship, I’ll go tryout for a major league team. The bet was born and with it so was The Rookie. The players won the district championship and Jim fulfilled his end of the bet, going to a tryout and throwing 12 consecutive 98 mile per hour pitches. Three months later, 35-year-old school teacher Jim Morris was striking out big league hitters in front of his high school players and family. The movie, The Rookie, won the ESPY for Sports Film of the Year, and Sports Illustrated voted it one of the five greatest baseball films ever made. Jim is the author of The Rookie.

Valerie Burton: Happy Women

Happiness is something women aspire to have in their lives. They search for it in their relationships, their jobs, in materialist items, and in what they do. But despite having better jobs, better education, more money, and more choices than ever before, today's women are actually less happy than women 40 years ago. So why is happiness for women declining?  Valorie explores how everyday habits, relationships, and time impacts a woman's ability to discover and maintain happiness. She reveals happiness triggers that can boost joy  in the midst of hectic schedules and full lives.

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Conversations with Joan 8-25-19

Conversations with Joan - 8/26/2019 12:00:00 AM

Harriet Lerner, PhD: Change the Dance

According to Dr. Harriet Lerner, anger is a signal worth listening to, one that deserves our attention and respect. Dr. Lerner, a relationship expert, teaches us how to identify the true sources of our anger so that we can avoid venting it in a way that leaves us feeling helpless and powerless. She shows us how anger can be a powerful vehicle for creating lasting change. Dr. Lerner is one of the world’s most respected voices in the psychology of women and family relationships. Her books include, The Dance of AngerThe Dance of IntimacyThe Dance of Deception, and The Dance of Fear.

Angie Morgan: Lead from the Front

Angie Morgan believes that leaders can be found at any level of an organization, and anyone can effect change if they commit to it. Angie is a military veteran-turned-leadership expert who teaches that leadership is not about authority or titles – it’s about influencing people and outcomes. She is the founder of Lead Star and served as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps. She has written articles on leadership for publications such as Harvard Business Review and Forbes, and has been a guest on CNBC, FOX News, and CNN. She is the co-author of the NYT best-seller, SPARK: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success as well as Leading from the Front.

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Conversations with Joan 8-18-19

Conversations with Joan - 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM

Michael Bernard Beckwith: You Have the Power!

Are you able to think independently no matter what is going on in your life, or do you find yourself believing that you a victim of circumstance, with little power over what you experience? Do you look outside for external validation or to things to give you pleasure? According to Michael Bernard Beckwith, you have the ability to create the inner conditions that will enable you to grow, expand, thrive, and express your highest potential and grander vision for your life. Michael is the founder and spiritual director of the Agape International Spiritual Center, He is a meditation teacher, conference speaker, seminar leader, and author of Life Visioning and Spiritual Liberation. Michael has appeared on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, the Dr. Oz show, Larry King Live, Tavis Smiley, and in his own PBS Special, The Answer Is You.

 Ron Darling: Game 7

Every child who has ever played baseball has dreamed of being the hero of Game 7 of the World Series. Ron Darling had that dream too … and he got to live it. But, as many of us have learned, dreams don’t always turn out as imagined. Ron is the author of the book, Game 7, 1986, Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life. He discusses what he experienced that night in Shea Stadium and the lessons he has learned by reflecting on that time when the world was watching. Ron is an Emmy award winning baseball analyst.  He was the starting pitcher for the New York Mets from 1983 to 1991.

 Christy Beam: Miracles from Heaven

Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Christy Beam learned that lesson after her 10 year old daughter, Anna, was diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease. Just when the family had lost hope, an accident occurred, which led to miraculous events that baffled medical specialists, restored the family’s faith, and inspired their community and now the world. Christy is the author of the book, Miracles from Heaven, A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing. 

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Conversations with Joan 8-11-19

Conversations with Joan - 8/12/2019 12:00:00 AM

Jack Canfield: Achieving Success

As the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, Jack Canfield fostered the emergence of inspirational anthologies as a genre – and watched it grow to a billion-dollar market. Behind the empire Time magazine called the “publishing phenomenon of the decade”, is an expert in creating peak performance. Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different – what motivates them, drives them, and inspires them. He discusses success principles to help you get from where you are to where you want to be. Jack is a New York Times; bestselling author and the founder of The Canfield Training Group.

 Will Geddes: Keeping Kids Safe Online

It has been reported that children spend more than six and a half hours per day on screens. Ninety-three percent of teen Facebook users share their real name, sexting is a ranking concern for US children, and one third of students, between ages 12 to 17, have been victims of cyberbullying. Children face real dangers online, but how can parents protect their kids without isolating them from the reality of our digitally connected world? Will Geddes, one of the world’s leading security specialists, discusses the risks of internet dangers and offers advice to keep kids safe. Will is is a regular commentator and analyst for media including CNN, NBC, BBC, and Newsweek and he’s the author of the book, Parent Alert! How to Keep Your Kids Safe Online.

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Conversations with Joan 8-04-19

Conversations with Joan - 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM

Iyanla Vanzant: Essential Truths

According to Iyanla Vanzant, learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult lessons because trust is not a verb, it’s a noun, and it’s a state of mind and being. Iyanla discusses how we can learn to trust ourselves and others and why some of life’s trust violations offer us the opportunity for personal growth and healing. Iyanla is a writer and public speaker who is among the most influential, spiritual life coaches of our time. She is host and producer of Iyanla: Fix My Life on OWN, and the author of the book, Trust: Mastering the Four Essential Truths.

Elaine Pofeldt: Grow A Million Dollar Business

Elaine Pofeldt provides information and resources to help entrepreneurs create a successful business. She shares some of the wisdom from her book, The Million Dollar, One Person Business. Elaine is a writer for and was a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine. Her work has been published in Money, Fortune, Inc. and Good Housekeeping among others.

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Conversations with Joan 7-28-19

Conversations with Joan - 7/29/2019 12:00:00 AM

Deepak Chopra, MD: Super Genes

“You are not simply the sum total of the genes you were born with,” writes Deepak Chopra, MD, and Rudy Tanzi, MD, in their book, Super Genes. “You are the user and controller of your genes, the author of your biological story.” For decades medical science has believed that genes determined our biological destiny, but now new genetics is showing that genes are dynamic and that they respond to everything we think, say, and do. Dr. Chopra a pioneer of integrative medicine, teaches that we can make our genes work for us in order to achieve optimal health and well-being.

 Dan Harris: 10 Percent Happier

ABC news anchor, Dan Harris, discusses how he learned to quiet the voice inside his head, so he could reduce stress and be happier, while succeeding in an extremely competitive profession.

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Conversations with Joan 7-21-19

Conversations with Joan - 7/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Joe Dispenza: Brain Power

Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to teach how to use “the expectation of a particular outcome” to alter your internal states - as well as external reality - solely through the action of your mind. He explains how to change old beliefs and perceptions into new ones. Dr. Joe is the author of the bestselling books Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One, and Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind. Dr. Joe lectures around the world educating people about the functions of the human brain. He has taught thousands how to reprogram their thinking through scientifically proven neurophysiological principles.

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Conversations with Joan 7-14-19

Conversations with Joan - 7/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Jim Abbott: An Improbable Life

Jim Abbott was born without a right hand. He was an All-America hurler at Michigan, won the Sullivan Award in 1987, was the pitcher for the Gold Medal Olympic Team in 1988, and threw a 4-0 no-hitter for the New York Yankees. Jim played for 10 seasons and ended his big league playing career in 1999. Jim has worked with The Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy on several initiatives encouraging businesses to hire people with disabilities. Today, Jim is a motivational speaker and author of the book, Imperfect: An Improbable Life.

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Conversations with Joan 7-07-19

Conversations with Joan - 7/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Don Miguel Ruiz: The Four Agreements

Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, don Miguel Ruiz gives four principles to practice in order to create love and happiness. In The Four Agreements, he reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering, and he offers a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. Don Miguel is the international bestselling author of a series of books. He has received numerous recognitions and he is referenced as a National Heirloom of Mexico.

 Maggie Callanan: Final Gifts

Author and hospice nurse, Maggie Callanan, has spent her professional career taking care of the terminally ill. Maggie explains how communication at end of life takes on special meaning and how approaching death can give a clarity and importance to how we all relate to one another. From experience Maggie has learned that we can live fully to the very end, and that the final gifts received by caregivers can outweigh the burdens they must carry. Practical suggestions on how to respond to the requests of the dying will be of value to anyone in a caregiving role.

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Conversations with Joan 6-30-19

Conversations with Joan - 7/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Gary Chapman, PhD: Love Languages

Based on the concept that each one of us has a primary love language, which when spoken fills up our emotional love tanks, Dr. Chapman helps us identify, understand, and speak a partner’s primary love language: quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. According to Dr. Chapman, if we can learn that and choose to do it, then the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we ever felt when we were infatuated. Dr. Chapman is the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc., and is the author of The Five Love Languages.

 Panache Desai: Soul Signature

Your soul signature is your spiritual DNA — it is who you are at your core. And yet we reject our authentic selves. We allow our soul signature to become blocked by any number of emotional obstacles that life throws in our path. These blocks create a heaviness that doesn’t permit us to embrace who we truly are, deep inside. Panache Desai reminds us that emotions are energy in motion. Panache is a contemporary thought leader teaches a path to purpose, passion and Joy. He has appeared on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey, and was featured on Own's Soul to Soul Asking Life's Big Questions. Panache is the author of the book, Discovering Your Soul Signature.

Lissa Rankin, MD: Are You Making Yourself Sick?

People think of fear as a painful, disruptive emotion that may hold them back in their personal or professional lives. But, according to Dr. Lissa Rankin, few people are aware that fear predisposes one to illness and interrupts the healing process. Dr. Rankin discusses how fear and disease are linked and explains why fear can out-picture as heart disease, cancer, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain syndromes, and even the common cold. Dr. Rankin is a New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, and the new book, The Fear Cure. She was featured on PBS.

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Conversations with Joan 6-23-19

Conversations with Joan - 6/24/2019 12:00:00 AM

Mark Menolascino: Heart Solution for Women

Heart disease kills more women than cancer, diabetes, and stroke. It will claim the lives of 1 in 3 women, killing more than 400,000 each year. The good news is that a majority of these cases may be prevented through education and lifestyle changes. Dr. Mark Menolascino talks about the female heart and how we can change our genetic potential for the better. Dr. Menolascino is author of the book, Heart Solution for Women: A Proven Program to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. He is the medical director of the Meno Clinic – Center for Functional Medicine, and is board certified as an internal medicine specialist, board certified in holistic medicine, and board certificated in advanced hormone management and anti-aging medicine.

 Ann Berube: Be, Feel, Think, Do

At the age of 23, Anne Bérubé’s life was interrupted by a near fatal car accident. Trapped in the car, unable to breathe, she had a vision that forever changed her life’s path. The following years were marked by chronic pain, emotional turmoil, and fatigue. That journey led to profound insights around self-healing and inner peace. Anne discusses how to prioritize being and feeling in order to experience life richly and fully. She is the author of Be, Feel, Think, Do.

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Conversations with Joan 6-16-19

Conversations with Joan - 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM

Rabbi Daniel Cohen: Creating A Legacy

What if you could develop a strategy for living that would insure a life of influence and impact? What if you could motivate yourself to live in the moment, focusing solely on what is truly important? Rabbi Daniel Cohen, senior Rabbi at Congregation Agudath Sholom, the largest modern orthodox synagogue in New England, discuses how to reflect on the life you want to lead. He is the co-host with Reverend Greg Doll of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Rabbi and the Reverend, and is the author of the book, What Will They Say About You When You Are Gone? Creating a Life of Legacy

 Tama Kieves: Thriving through Uncertainty

In this ever-shifting economic and technological landscape, it has become crucial to internalize the skills needed to adapt when change happens. After years of working tirelessly to become a Harvard-educated partner at a top law firm, Tama Kieves realized that the career she invested so much in left her unfulfilled so she made the changes necessary to lead the life she always wanted. Featured in USA Today, as well as on ABC News and Oprah Radio, Tama has helped thousands world-wide create extraordinary lives based in freedom instead of fear. She is the author of the book Thriving through Uncertainty: Moving Beyond Fear of the Unknown and Making Change Work for You.

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Conversations with Joan 6-09-19

Conversations with Joan - 6/10/2019 12:00:00 AM

Jane Wyker: Soul Selfish

People get so caught up in day to day activities and in caring for others that they forget to live and practice self care. Then, as they age and get close to the end of their life, they often have regrets about the things they wish they had done. It has been reported that at the top of that list is not being true to themselves, not expressing their feelings, or sufficiently going for their own happiness. Women, especially, have a habit of putting the happiness of others before their own. Jane Wyker, a family counselor, talks about why it is so important to take ownership of our life. She is the author of Soul Selfish: The Awakening of a Good Girl.

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Conversations with Joan 6-02-19

Conversations with Joan - 6/3/2019 12:00:00 AM

Kim Russo: Soul Purpose

When Russo was a child, she discovered she had an amazing gift — she could communicate with the dead. Skeptical, she denied her talent for years. But, as Kim reconciled her ability with her traditional upbringing, she embraced who she is. Today she’s a world-famous psychic medium who teaches us how to access the world beyond our own, and how we can leave our fear at the door and use the spiritual tools we already possess to find answers that can fulfil our destiny. Kim is known as The Happy Medium. She starred on Lifetime Movie Network’s popular show The Haunting Of, and is the author of the book, The Happy Medium. Kim’s new book is Your Soul Purpose: Learn How to Access the Light Within.

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Conversations with Joan 5-26-19

Conversations with Joan - 5/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Liana Werner Gray: Healing from the Inside

When you’ve been told those three words, you have cancer, your life is turned upside down. There are life-altering decisions to make and it’s difficult to know the right thing to do. Liana Werner Gray heard those words after she found a lump bulging out the side of her neck. Hitting a point in her life that she describes as her “rock bottom”, Liana felt toxic and decided that it was time to change her eating habits and life. Today, she is cancer and tumor free. She discusses her treatment protocol for healing. Liana is a holistic and natural health advocate and the founder and owner of the Earth Diet. She is the author of the book, Cancer Free: Heal the Disease and Support Your Immune System with the Right Foods for You.

Ramin Setoodeh: Women Who Punch - An Inside Look at The View

When Barbara Walters launched The View, network executives told her that hosting it would tarnish her reputation. Instead, within 10 years, she’d revolutionized morning TV and made household names of her co-hosts. But the daily chat fest didn’t just comment on the news. It became the news. Ramin Setoodeh takes us back stage where the stars really spoke their minds. Ramin is an award-winning journalist who had access to the cast. His first book, Ladies Who Punch, shares an inside story of the view. Ramin is the New York bureau chief for Variety and was formerly a senior writer at Newsweek. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and U.S. News & World Report, among other publications.

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Conversations with Joan 5-19-19

Conversations with Joan - 5/20/2019 12:00:00 AM

Frank Lawlis, PhD: Retrain Your Brain

We are living in an over stimulated world and the resulting stress impacts our physical and mental health. It can stand in the way of our happiness. Dr. Frank Lawlis discusses how we can retrain our brain and break the stress/anxiety cycle. Dr. Frank Lawless is a renown psychologist, researcher and counselor. He is the cofounder of the Lawlis and Peavey PsychoNeuroPlasticity Center, and the chief content advisor for the Dr. Phil Show. Dr. Lawlis is the author of many books, including Retraining the Brain: A 45 Day Plan to Conquer Stress and Anxiety.

 Michael Greco: Honoring EMTs

National EMS Week runs May 19 to the 25. It’s a time to publicize safety and to honor the dedication of those who provide the lifesaving services of medicine's front line. Michael Greco, vice president of FDNY Local 2507, discusses this important work.

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Conversations with Joan 5-12-19

Conversations with Joan - 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM

Sean Swarner: True North

After being diagnosed with two deadly and unrelated forms of cancer, each time with a dire prognosis, Sean Swarner astounded the medical community when he survived both diseases. Sean not only survived, but with one lung, and the spirit of a warrior, he has redefined what is possible. Sean is the first cancer survivor to stand on top of Mount Everest. From there he stood atop the highest point on all seven continents, skied to the north and south poles, and completed the Hawaii Ironman. Sean offers hope to cancer patients worldwide through his non-profit organization, CancerClimber. He is a motivational speaker and author of the book, Keep Climbing. He has been featured in the documentary, True North.

 Joanna Garzilli: Big Miracles

Imagine what your life would be like if you could replace anxiety with tranquility, self-doubt with self-acceptance, and insecurity with certainty about your life purpose. Joanna Garzilli says it’s possible when you learn how to manifest miracles that lead to breakthroughs in your life. Joanna’s 11 spiritual rules of big miracles offer tools to help you activate your genius and cultivate ideas so you can create the outcomes you desire. Joanna is the author of the book, Big Miracles.

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Conversations with Joan 5-05-19

Conversations with Joan - 5/6/2019 12:00:00 AM

Irene O’Garden: Risking the Rapids

Irene O’Garden grew up in what seemed like the perfect American midwestern family. Behind the scenes, however, it was anything but. Irene discusses her journey from cruelty, narcissism, and neglect, to one understanding and forgiveness. She teaches that it is never too late to heal from family damage, and that being afraid is nothing to be afraid of. Irene has won or has been nominated for prizes in nearly every writing category. Her new book is Risking the Rapids: How My Wilderness Adventure Healed My Childhood.

 Jean Chatzky: Closing the Retirement Gap

According to a recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, 48 percent of Americans age 55 and older have no money in either an IRA or 401k-style account. And, 29 percent have no pension or retirement savings accounts. Jean Chatzky discusses this growing problem and offers actionable advice. Jean is an award-winning personal finance journalist, the financial editor of The Today Show and host of the podcast, HerMoney. Her new book is Women with Money.

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