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The Fear Cure: It’s the Art of Well-Being

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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Lissa Rankin, M.D., physician, speaker, New York Times bestselling author & Founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute. After years as a practicing OB/GYN physician, Lissa Rankin decided there had to be a better way to live into her purpose for becoming a physician in the first place. She stepped away from the conventional practice of healthcare, but not away from caring for the health and well being of people. Observing the mind-body connection in healing with patients, Lissa set out to learn what makes it work for some and not others. She wrote Mind Over Medicine to tell the story. Her new book The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul provides a look into fear as an inhibitor to healing, with a plan to move beyond it. Are you curious? Join Cheryl Esposito & Dr. Lissa Rankin to learn the art of well-being, Friday May 29, 2015 at 10:00 am Pacific Time on ‘Leading Conversations‘.

Serious about Team Building? Laugh Your Way to Success

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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Matt Weinstein, author, speaker, & award-winning authority on fun & humor in team building. Called “The Master of Playfulness” and “America’s Pied Piper of Play,” he is founder & “Emperor” of Playfair, Inc.
Matt takes his playful vision very seriously. He says humor used the right way, can build teams & increase productivity. Business leaders around the world agree. His best-selling classic, Dogs Don’t Bite When A Growl Will Do: What Your Dog Can Teach You About Living A Happy Life is a CEO favorite. Matt is a sought-after host, emcee, & keynote for organizational gatherings, and consultant to teams large & small. His techniques are hysterical, useful, & never at the expense of a person’s dignity. The interactive experience can shift a team from “win/lose” to “sink or swim – together!”
Want to learn how to speak the universal language of play? Join Cheryl Esposito & Matt Weinstein for some serious fun & jump- start your playful self! Tune into ‘Leading Conversations‘ 5/22 to hear the full interview!

Getting What You Want and Deserve

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Getting What You Want and Deserve

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Join former 20 year owner of Pam’s Motor City, a National Award winning Auto Center, Pam Oakes shares how she ran a very successful business in the male dominated world of auto repair. Pam is heard on her syndicated CBS Radio station from coast to coast. She addresses how she overcame the male stereotype with both employees and customers. Pam is also the author for a series of books on Car Care for the Clueless. Pam will also be sharing some of the unique marketing strategies she used. In this fast paced interview Pam makes is clear that women can break the mold and get the career they want and deserve. Deanne takes the mic as second guest and dives deeper in the strategies women need to be seen as a leader and the mistakes to avoid. If you are looking for tips and advice on how to break the mold and get what you want this will be a show not to miss.

Tune into Today’s Inspiring Women 5/14 @ 12pm PST for this amazing episode!

Leadership to the Extreme – with Love!

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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Steve Farber, president & founder Extreme Leadership. Best-selling author: Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson In Leadership & The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership.
Steve Farber had to make a change. His successful Wall Street business was killing him – physically & emotionally. Fast-forward to today with a successful business advising leaders on Wall Street & elsewhere, he is a happy, passionate man, loving life. He knew: aligning his values & his work would feed his spirit; loving his work would pay dividends – personally & to the bottom line. Love in leadership? Not always easy. Daily, leaders make changes, empower people, & put themselves on the line resulting in success or failure. You can fear that & not take action, or see fear as a reality in business. Steve says fear would not be worth it without love of the game. Easy to do? You be the judge. Join Cheryl Esposito & Steve Farber for leadership to the extreme – with love! Friday May 8, 2015 10:00 am Pacific Time on Leading Conversation

Why Self Help Doesn’t Work

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Why Self Help Doesn’t Work

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Ph.D. psychologist Gail Brenner, author of The End of Self Help: Discovering Peace and Happiness Right at the Heart of Your Messy, Scary Brilliant Life, says that’s because these and other self-help techniques aren’t nearly as effective as their popularity suggests. The real key to peace and happiness, Gail explains, lies in understanding that you are innately whole and don’t need to “fix” yourself or your life and by intentionally shifting your attention away from the stories and dramas and focusing instead on your awareness of any given moment as it unfolds. Ultimately, the drama and struggles you perceive will lose their grip on you. You’ll be able to stop trying to find peace and happiness and live it instead. We’re going to talk about how we go about doing this. Visit her site HERE

Tune into The Self Improvement Show 4/30/15 @ 1pm PT to hear the full interview.

Do you have a story to tell?

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Do you have a story to tell?

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My guest book coach, spiritual mentor and award-winning author, Christine Kloser, will inspire you to tap into your Inner Power to become a published author. Christine will share with you her own life challenges that lead to her own transformation and a desire to assist others in breaking through their challenges, struggles and heartbreak. She will share with you her unique solutions and guidance as she words it to “birth your own authentic message” to not only transform yourself but those around you! There will be a Q&A portion where we will open the phone lines to your questions by calling, 1-888-346-9141. Tune in live 4/28/15 @ 12pm PT to Gentle Power Radio.

Live Your Optimal Life…Excellent Decision!

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Cheryl Esposito welcomes Robert MacPhee, speaker, author, coach and Founder & President of Heart Set, Inc., a company dedicated to helping people live the life of their dreams.
Robert specializes in helping people make EXCELLENT DECISIONS. His work takes him from classrooms to boardrooms. He says that high school & college students often make their most important decisions based on peer, parental, academic, & social pressures they are under. Robert’s work empowers students to make decisions driven by something far more valuable than external pressures: a strong sense of self. This enables them to take opportunities available to them in school and be fully prepared to thrive in the “real world.” Robert works with entrepreneurs, executives & their teams, & boards, to improve productivity, communication & profitability, all in the context of optimal life balance. Once again, decision-making is key. Join Cheryl Esposito & Robert MacPhee to learn the art of making Excellent Decisions to live your optimal life. Tune into Leading Conversations Friday, 4/24/15 @ 10am on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Empathy: What it is and why it matters

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Empathy: What it is and why it matters

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David Howe – author of Empathy: What it is and why it matters – joins Lou Agosta on A Rumor of Empathy for a conversation about empathy. David begins with the idea that empathy humanizes people and their relationships. Empathy is about our shared humanity.
This includes but is bigger than the idea that an experience or feeling is communicated for the one person to the other. Without the other person, one loses one’s humanity. One is left without vitality, aliveness, or energy. In short, needs the other person to be fully alive.
When all is said and done, empathy makes us better and should be promoted in child, adults, and community. It is not that anyone else ever thought that empathy made us worse as persons. That would be silly. Yet Heinz Kohut emphasized the aspect of empathy as a scientific form of data gathering about other persons that is value neutral and precisely ambiguous as to its social relevance. As Kohut famously said, empathy is “vicarious introspection,” in which one has a vicarious experience of the other’s feeling as if one were in the theatre or cinema. Thus, accordingly empathy could be mis-used as exemplified by the “empathic” Nazi who used it the better to control, dominate, and manipulate the would-be victims. Such misfirings and misuses or empathy remain a risk – and a point of debate – and presumably motivate the need for the explicit development of positive empathy in children, adults, and the community. This raises the question of whether empathy can be taught at all. Howe definitely advocates trying. My thought in this regards runs along lines sketched out by Carl Rogers about psychotherapy in general. With a few exceptions, people are naturally empathic and have to be inhibited, limited, and constrained. Much of education teaches compliance, rule following, and conformity, not necessarily cooperation and individualism. Therefore, the “training” in adults consists in removing the inhibitions towards openness and communication, allowing the empathic tendencies to resume their natural unfolding and development. Resistance to empathy may seem counter-intuitive, yet is pervasive and a source of resignation and cynicism. In the cases of children, presumably education should be attentive the ways empathy is inhibited and suppressed in order to produce conformity and compliance where the latter are not really needed. By all means, keep one’s hands to oneself and respect boundaries. But be open to empathy in navigating across the boundaries between self and other in a way consistent with integrity and completeness. Speaking personally as the author of three books on empathy, this is the book that I wish I had written. I hasten to add that my own works are excellent and everyone should read them, too, but Howe provides an accessible read is also rigorous and that will be relevant to a general audience. When all is said and done, when all the diagnostic categories are attached and philosophical arguments completed, in empathy, one is simply in the presence of another human being.

 

Replay for this episode of “A Rumor of Empathy” is now Available on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel.

Artificial intelligence with Dr. Steve Omohundro plus Body Shaming

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with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices ofBe the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998.

Google, IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, Baidu, Foxconn, and others have recently made multi-billion dollar investments in artificial intelligence and robotics. Some of these investments are aimed at increasing productivity and enhancing coordination and cooperation. Others are aimed at creating strategic gains in competitive interactions. This is creating “arms races” in high-frequency trading, cyber warfare, drone warfare, stealth technology, surveillance systems, and missile warfare.
Cynthia Brian finds out what ASI is and how it will affect our world with scientist, author, entrepreneur, professor, and expert on artificial super intelligence, Dr. Steve Omohundro.

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Fat shaming has been a #hashtag topic of conversation with people posting negative comments on social media about people’s body. Now the new trend is skinny shaming. In Health Matters, Heather Brittany tackles way to stop the cyber-bullying and harmful judging.

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Guest Bio:Steve Omohundro has been a scientist, professor, author, software architect, and entrepreneur doing research that explores the interface between mind and matter. He has degrees in Physics and Mathematics from Stanford and a Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley. He was a computer science professor at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and cofounded the Center for Complex Systems Research. He published the book “Geometric Perturbation Theory in Physics”, designed the programming languages StarLisp and Sather, wrote the 3D graphics system for Mathematica, and built systems which learn to read lips, control robots, and induce grammars. He is president of both Possibility Research and Self-Aware Systems, a think tank working to ensure that intelligent technologies have a positive impact. His work on positive intelligent technologies was featured in James Barrat’s book “Our Final Invention” and has generated international interest. He serves on the advisory boards of the Cryptocurrency Research Group, the Institute for Blockchain Studies, and Pebble Cryptocurrency.
http://steveomohundro.com/
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http://selfawaresystems.com/

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Living in a State of Grace

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Living in a State of Grace

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Join Nancy Gentle Boudrie, March, 17th at 12pm PT on Gentle Power Radio, as we explore how to control our hormones naturally and choose to feel better about ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically. My expert guest this week is Dr. Sara Gottfried. Dr. Gottfried is a Harvard-educated physician and New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure. Her newest book, The Hormone Reset Diet, is based on leading scientific research, with Dr. Gottfried’s proven step-by-step plan designed to help women of all shapes and sizes, ages, and ethnicities lose weight and feel lighter and more energetic. She will discuss how you can reset your metabolic hormones to lose weight and feel great in just 21 days!

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