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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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Conversations with Joan 4-28-19

Conversations with Joan - 4/28/2019 12:00:00 AM

Robert London, MD: Find Freedom Fast

Anxieties are hitting epidemic levels in the United States. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 40 million American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder every year. Dr. Robert London offers a therapy that he says helps overcome anxiety as well phobias, PTSD, and insomnia — with less or no medications and far less therapy sessions. His three-step method empowers people to help themselves. Dr. London is a psychiatrist, educator, and writer, and is founder and former head of the short-term psychotherapy unit at NYU Langone Medical Center. His new book is Find Freedom Fast: Short-Term Therapy That Works.

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 is the co-author of the New York Times 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 4-21-19

Conversations with Joan - 4/22/2019 12:00:00 AM

Mike Dooley: Notes from the Universe

Mike Dooley believes that life is magical, that we are powerful, and that dreams really do come true. He has made it his mission to remind people of that every day. Mike is a former Price Waterhouse Coopers international tax consultant turned entrepreneur. Today, he is best known for his free Notes from the Universe e-mailings, social network postings, and his New York Times bestsellers, Infinite Possibilities, and Leveraging the Universe. Mike was one of the featured teachers in the The Secret and his inspirational books emphasize spiritual accountability. Mike’s new book is A Beginners Gide to the Universe: Uncommon Ideas for Living an Unusually Happy Life.

Albert Laszlo Barabasi: The Formula

What do we really know about planning for and achieving success? According to Albert Laszlo Barabasi, success is not a direct result of our achievements, but instead an indirect reaction to how those achievements are perceived and valued by those around us. He discusses the formula for success. Professor Barabasi is a physicist at Northeastern University. He holds appointments in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Central European University in Budapest. He is the author of The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success. 

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Conversations with Joan 4-14-19

Conversations with Joan - 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM

Kate Northrup: Do Less

If you feel like work is consuming your life, you’re not alone. We’ve all been taught that hard work pays off, but all that extra time in the workplace isn’t necessarily a good thing. After a certain point, it can be counter-productive and hazardous to your health. Kate Northrup was committed to working long hours until the fatigue she experienced during her pregnancy was so strong that it forced her to work less. She realized that by doing less she was more productive and happier and she gained more freedom in return. Kate is the author of the book, Do Less: A Revolutionary Approach to Time and Energy Management for Busy Moms.


Arlene Drake, PhD: Carefrontation

Every adult who was in any way abused in childhood continues to carry the trauma inside. According to Dr. Arlene Drake, experiences like these leave a lifelong imprint on the body and mind throughout adulthood, unless we can learn to repair and reparent. She offers a roadmap designed to help survivors of abuse break free of the lies, secrets, and shame of the past, to reclaim their genuine self. Dr. Drake is a psychotherapist specializing in trauma recovery and a pioneer in the field of adult survivors of sexual abuse. She is the author of, Carefrontation: Breaking Free from Childhood Trauma.

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Conversations with Joan 4-07-19

Conversations with Joan - 4/8/2019 12:00:00 AM

Susan Packard: Fully Human

Susan Packard believes that emotions can sink us, or they can power us like fuel to succeed. Susan has developed a program that can help us grow emotional fitness so that we can thrive in all areas of life. According to Susan, “Success is an inside job!” Susan is the co-founder of HGTV and its former Chief Operating Officer. She worked on the start up teams for HBO and CNBC, and is a speaker and guest expert on television and radio. Susan is a pioneer in the industry she helped to shape and the workplace she works to redefine. She is the author of the book, Fully Human: Three Steps to Grow Your Emotional Fitness in Work, Leadership and Life.

 Tracey Cleantis: An Invitation to Self Care

A day at the spa or time relaxing at home might help us unwind and feel renewed, but is that all there is to self care? According to Tracey Cleantis, real self-care is more than just routine self-indulgence, it’s a lifelong practice that’s essential to finding fulfillment and joy. She uncovers principles for care that are rooted in self-empowerment and self-knowledge. Tracey is a licensed marriage and family therapist and author. She is the author of the book,  An Invitation to Self-Care: Why Learning to Nurture Yourself is the Key to the Life You’ve Always Wanted.

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Conversations with Joan 3-31-19

Conversations with Joan - 4/1/2019 12:00:00 AM

Amy Morin: Mentally Strong Women

Have you ever met someone who overcame self doubt and turned their challenges into opportunities? Building mental strength is a lot like building physical strength … you need good habits. According to Amy Morin, when you give up the things that are holding you back, you can accomplish incredible feats. Amy discusses strategies women can use to exercise mental and emotional strength. Amy is a licensed clinical social worker and a psychotherapist. She serves as a parenting expert for Verywell and she is a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc, and Psychology Today. She is the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do.

Christina Rasmussen: Where Did You Go?

Christina Rasmussen says that it is possible to reconnect with a lost loved one and that we all have the ability to do so. She delves into quantum physics and brain science to illuminate some of our most pressing spiritual questions, and she offers a guide to journeying into the unknown. Christina is an internationally recognized grief educator and author of Second Firsts. She is the founder of The Life Reentry Institute, and has been featured as a “Woman Working to Do Good’ in the White House Blog. Her work has appeared on major media outlets and she is the author of the new book, Where Did You Go? A Life-changing Journey to Connect with Those We’ve Lost.

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Conversations with Joan 3-24-19

Conversations with Joan - 3/25/2019 12:00:00 AM

May McCarthy: The Gratitude Formula

Have you ever looked at a successful person and wondered what he or she knew that you didn’t? What is the secret to their success? According to May McCarthy, success is a system, not a secret. May discusses her practical system that anyone can use to achieve success in all areas of life. May has helped to start and grow six companies to as large as $100 million in annual revenues. She is a best-selling author, speaker, angel investor, and the author of the best-selling book The Path to Wealth Her new book is, The Gratitude Formula: A 7-Step Success System to Create a Life That You Love.

Nick Ortner: The Tapping Solution

Tapping, known as Emotional Freedom Techniques or EFT, is a tool that is being used to address a range of issues from anxiety, chronic pain, addiction, and fear, to weight control, financial abundance, stress relief, and more. Based on the principles of ancient acupressure and modern psychology, tapping concentrates on specific meridian endpoints while focusing on negative emotions or physical sensations. Nick discusses how tapping can help calm the nervous system to restore the balance of energy in the body and rewire the brain to respond in healthy ways. Nick is CEO of The Tapping Solution, and author of the book, The Tapping Solution: A Revolutionary System for Stress-Free Living.

Valerie Burton: Happy Women Live Better

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? Valerie Burton believes increased stress levels and cultural expectations placed on women are diverting women from their ability to find happiness. Valerie explores how everyday habits, relationships, and time impacts a woman's ability to discover and maintain happiness. She is the author of Happy Women Live Better, and other bestsellers.

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Conversations with Joan 3-17-19

Conversations with Joan - 3/18/2019 12:00:00 AM

Matt Haig: A Nervous Planet

Technology today connects us more than ever before, but this modern world may be messing with our minds and doing damage to our mental health. We constantly check emails and messages, and we’re pressured to present the best version of ourselves, while tallying our likes and comparing to the accounts of others. According to Matt Haig, it’s no surprise that the rates of stress and anxiety are rising dramatically and that even though we are more connected, many are feeling more alone. Matt discusses how we can stay human and sane in an increasingly technological and anxiety-inducing world. Matt is the author of Notes on A Nervous Planet.


Steven Gundry, MD: The Plant Paradox

Renowned cardiologist, Dr. Steven Gundry, discusses a plant-based protein called lectin, which he believes once ingested, can incite a kind of chemical warfare in our bodies, causing inflammatory reactions that can lead to weight gain and serious health conditions.

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Conversations with Joan 3-10-19

Conversations with Joan - 3/11/2019 12:00:00 AM

Jen Sincero: You’re A Badass

Plenty of people wake up on the first of the year determined to join a gym, come up with a consistent workout routine, and get themselves into shape. The committed triumph, because they understand that they have to work continuously to maintain fitness — you can’t just get fit and quit. The same is true, Sincero argues, for strengthening the muscles of badassery. Jen explains that in order to maintain what it takes mentally and emotionally to achieve success, you have to go to “the spiritual gym,” which can consist of a number of things depending on the person. Jen is an author, success coach, and motivational speaker. She is the creator of the Badass book series including her most recent, You Are a Badass Every Day.

Alfonso Izzi: Funding A Business

If you’re a business owner, you know the challenges of managing and funding a company. Alfonso Izzi, an expert in the economics and funding alternatives for small business entrepreneurs, provides insight into funding a small business. Over the course of his 40 year career, Al has held senior management positions as CEO and CFO. He was the executive director of New York City’s Financial Information Services Agency during the Koch Administration. Al is the author of the book, Entrepreneurs: Your Small Business … Do It the Right Way!

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Conversations with Joan 3-03-19

Conversations with Joan - 3/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Burt Ward: Caped Crusader

Little did aspiring actor, Burt Ward, know that learning martial arts in addition to his mental and athletic prowess would change his life forever. A star athlete as a teen-ager, Burt had everything necessary to be a true boy wonder, and a boy wonder he became. Burt was cast as Robin, opposite Adam West, in the Batman TV series, a show that became an overnight sensation. Burt and Adam made personal appearances together and were featured on the cover of Life Magazine. Years after the end of the TV series, Burt switched gears and went from Caped Crusader to Canine Crusader. Driven by his love for animals, Burt and his wife, Tracy, created Gentle Giants Rescue and Adoptions, now the largest giant breed dog rescue in the world.

Will Geddes: Staying 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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