Empower Humans: A Success, Joy & Growth Podcast!
Ep. 089: Coronavirus Days 17 & 18 - NEW YORK: Inspiring Us As Always!

Ep. 089: Coronavirus Days 17 & 18 - NEW YORK: Inspiring Us As Always!

April 6, 2020

We talked today about some developments with the numbers as well as some help coming into New York from Washington state and China.  We also covered more reasons for hope and inspiration as we get through this virus situation together as ONE!

Ep. 088: Coronavirus Day 16 - STAY SAFE! Italy, Spain, Masks, Ventilators & Dying Alone

Ep. 088: Coronavirus Day 16 - STAY SAFE! Italy, Spain, Masks, Ventilators & Dying Alone

April 4, 2020

In this episode, we talked more about the continuing crisis and effects of this virus situation. I am speaking to friends in New York, one of whom may join us for the podcast in the next few days as well. Stay positive, my friends!

Ep. 087: Coronavirus Day 15 - “UNPRECEDENTED,” STIMULUS MONEY TIMING + The Election & Other Updates!

Ep. 087: Coronavirus Day 15 - “UNPRECEDENTED,” STIMULUS MONEY TIMING + The Election & Other Updates!

April 3, 2020

We talked about how so many of us are using the word "unprecedented" related to this covid-19 situation.  It truly is!  We talked about the stimulus money coming to individuals and families as well as businesses and how that will work.  Some thoughts also on the frustration and seriousness surrounding this as well as this election year and what that might mean.

Ep. 086: Coronavirus Days 13 & 14 - The Great Equalizer: COVID-19

Ep. 086: Coronavirus Days 13 & 14 - The Great Equalizer: COVID-19

April 2, 2020

We discussed several topics including the story of why episode 13 wasn't released at the right time.  We also got into the numbers and talked a little about two interviews with a person in Italy and one in Sweden.  We covered some of the hopeful angles of this pandemic and how we can all come out better on the other side of this.

Ep. 085: Coronavirus Day 12 - Grocery Stores & Outdoor Delights + News & Commentary!

Ep. 085: Coronavirus Day 12 - Grocery Stores & Outdoor Delights + News & Commentary!

March 31, 2020

We discussed my experiences at Costco and Albertson's as well as getting out with my boys. This all filters through the current (and extended) social distancing guidelines. We talked about some of the latest projections and some food for thought regarding all these facts. Thanks for joining us!

Ep. 084: Coronavirus Days 10 & 11 - SWINE FLU vs CORONAVIRUS + More Updates!

Ep. 084: Coronavirus Days 10 & 11 - SWINE FLU vs CORONAVIRUS + More Updates!

March 30, 2020

As the title suggests, we delved into some stark differences between the swine flu outbreak and covid-19. The numbers are where the biggest difference lies and we discuss that, especially in terms of mortality today. We also discussed more in depth what is currently expected and some of the good that can and will come from all of this!

Ep. 083: Coronavirus Day 9 - NO MORE HOARDING! + News & Commentary

Ep. 083: Coronavirus Day 9 - NO MORE HOARDING! + News & Commentary

March 28, 2020

The situation continues to evolve with the coronavirus pandemic. We discuss some topics and shared an audio related to the hoarding that has gone on. We talked further about the numbers as well as the unemployment repercussions. Go to hope.empowerhumans.com for more!

Ep. 082: Coronavirus Day 8 - Don’t Take Advil?, Mental Health, Financial Relief and More!

Ep. 082: Coronavirus Day 8 - Don’t Take Advil?, Mental Health, Financial Relief and More!

March 27, 2020

In today’s episode, we covered several topics as mentioned in the title.  The numbers in the USA have now exceeded China in terms of confirmed cases.  The USA has now also exceeded 1000 deaths and currently stands around 1300 deaths due to this virus.  We covered more aspects of the "stimulus" bill and what to expect there as well as mental health of children in particular.  Lastly, we shared a recording about the possibility of ibuprofen and Advil being a huge problem with this virus as it may increase its power around ten fold.  Stay positive and strong!  We are in this together and going to get through this!

Ep. 081: Day 7 - DR. NIMA: Becoming Trigger Proof + More Updates!

Ep. 081: Day 7 - DR. NIMA: Becoming Trigger Proof + More Updates!

March 26, 2020

Dr. Nima is a dynamic speaker, teacher and so much more!  With his “Overview Method” and Trigger Proof Facebook group he helps people greatly reduce stress, dissolve and heal past wounds and baggage and really find their true path towards happiness, success and joy in life.  This is a process of looking at big pictures and identifying the relationship between certain triggers and ultimately healing ourselves because we are what we can control.  Catch his live online 5 hour event at this link also.  He takes a multi-day event and compresses it into this 5 hour super event!  Of course, we also covered some of the latest related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ep. 080: Coronavirus Day 6 - Mortgage/Rent Payments: A Chain Reaction

Ep. 080: Coronavirus Day 6 - Mortgage/Rent Payments: A Chain Reaction

March 25, 2020

Today we got more in depth on some of the numbers and comparisons specifically between China and Italy.  We also touched on the movement to legally stop mortgage and rent payments until this pandemic passes.  Keep studying and head over to Hope.EmpowerHumans.com for more info, links (including to our Facebook group) and memes for comic relief.

Ep. 079: Coronavirus Day 5 - Our Wedding?!

Ep. 079: Coronavirus Day 5 - Our Wedding?!

March 24, 2020

In this episode, we covered updated numbers and what it all means, including the vast number of people who have recovered so far.  We talked about some topics related to the stimulus package being proposed, inflation and some thoughts on the "Back to the Future" trilogy which I watched with my boys whilst quarantined.  Lastly, we covered some thoughts and ideas surrounding weddings, many of which have been disrupted, canceled or altered in the era of "social distancing".

Ep. 078: Coronavirus Day 4 - Grandma Says!

Ep. 078: Coronavirus Day 4 - Grandma Says!

March 23, 2020

In today's episode, we talked more about the progressing nature of the numbers related to the coronavirus. We touched briefly on the death of Kenny Rogers yesterday, as well as my chat with my grandmother ("Grams") and some of what she had to say and is experiencing. Again, go to Hope.EmpowerHumans.com to connect with our Facebook group and other links as well as some memes for comic relief!  Stay strong, my friends!

Ep. 077: Coronavirus Day 3 - Some Good News

Ep. 077: Coronavirus Day 3 - Some Good News

March 22, 2020

(There were a couple of minor, split-second audio glitches.)  We covered the current numbers and news surrounding this virus.  I also shared some positive news that shows progress in overcoming this pandemic.  This is a shorter episode, but we have a lot of great things coming!

Ep. 076: Coronavirus Day 2 - MINDSET Tune-Up!

Ep. 076: Coronavirus Day 2 - MINDSET Tune-Up!

March 21, 2020

On Day 2 of our special series regarding our response to this coronavirus pandemic, we covered some thoughts for tuning up our mindset.  This has gotten bad and unpredictable very quickly, yet we are free to choose our response to this and anything else that crosses our path.  I firmly believe this is an opportunity for us to be far more united as humans.  I believe we can overcome TOGETHER and be a stronger team on this planet.  We are in this together and you are never alone.  Visit Hope.EmpowerHumans.com for more insights, links and even memes related to this constantly evolving situation.

Ep. 075: Coronavirus Day 1 - HOPE!

Ep. 075: Coronavirus Day 1 - HOPE!

March 20, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has risen up very quickly and kind of punched us all collectively in the face! Jobs are being lost as people are becoming very ill, some of which are losing their lives to this virus while cities and businesses are being shut down along with schools. People are in self-isolation or quarantine and grocery stores are bogged down with heavy demand. REGARDLESS of all of that and more, there is great reason for hope and positivity. We can unite under a banner of humanity which has a powerful resolve for preservation as well as resilience and resourcefulness. We will get through this and come out the other side better and stronger. Visit Hope.EmpowerHumans.com for more resources, podcast episodes and even memes for some comic relief.

Ep. 074: BE YOU FIND HAPPY with Michaela Renee Johnson

Ep. 074: BE YOU FIND HAPPY with Michaela Renee Johnson

March 1, 2020

Michaela Renee Johnson has experienced a wide spectrum of life, from being plucked from a comfortable life in her pre-teen years and placed in a minimalistic situation living in a trailer in the woods with her family to the more materialistic life in a big city and back again! This perspective has fueled her life experience which she now shares as a successful psychotherapist, author, speaker and podcaster. She shares some of her insights here with us as contained in just two of several successful books: Teetering on Disaster and Be You Find Happy (which is also the name of her podcast)!

Ep. 073: ALCOHOLISM RECOVERY MEMOIR with Emily Lynn Paulson

Ep. 073: ALCOHOLISM RECOVERY MEMOIR with Emily Lynn Paulson

February 23, 2020

Emily Lynn Paulson is a wife, mother and author of a book titled Highlight Real: Finding Honesty And Recovery Beyond The Filtered Life. We discussed her journey of recovery from alcoholism and how that is sometimes misconstrued in our society between social media and the "wine mom" culture. Nowhere in this interview are we villifying anyone's use of alcohol. We are mostly highlighting doing things for the right reasons and she has a lot of perspective and definitely an interesting take on several layers of this complex topic.

Ep. 072: COMPLETE WELLNESS & LESS STRESS with Dr. Ron Ehrlich!

Ep. 072: COMPLETE WELLNESS & LESS STRESS with Dr. Ron Ehrlich!

February 16, 2020

Dr. Ehrlich is a holistic health advocate, author, speaker, podcaster and holistic dentist with a treasure trove of knowledge related to all interconnected areas of health and wellness.  In this interview, we covered a great deal about the physical body and what plays into its well-being as it concerns nutrition, breathing, sleep and so much more.  We even covered some thoughts at the end regarding the rise of the coronavirus and what that means.  Don't miss his book: A Life Less Stressed: The Five Pillars of Health and Wellness.  Also, feel free to visit his website for more!  Enjoy our insightful interview!

Ep. 071: NO MORE BAD DAYS w/ Michael O’Brien!

Ep. 071: NO MORE BAD DAYS w/ Michael O’Brien!

January 26, 2020

In this episode, we talked at length with the incredibly inspirational Michael O'Brien about how we frame things properly and prepare ourselves consistently to not allow bad moments to become bad days.  In his book, Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows, he tells us how a very traumatic event he experienced in July of 2001 reshaped his thinking about life.  He tells us, among other great gems, how to overcome negative self-talk and bring home more than just the bottom-of-the-barrel energy "leftovers".  Join us for this excellent conversation which we guarantee will inspire you as Michael empowers over one million people to never have a "bad day" again...Then, go pick up his book at the link above!

Ep. 070: Make It Count!

Ep. 070: Make It Count!

January 5, 2020

As we start a new year and new decade, many of us are seeking a fresh start.  It is important, in this process, to embrace the patterns of growth through repetition.  Between eating, sleeping, the cycles and revolutions of the planets and the overall flow of the universe, repetition is a core and instructive principle.  We also talk in this episode about Elinor Otto, my great aunt who turned 100 in 2019 and with whom I spent New Year's Eve.  I believe we can all learn a great deal from her and from the principles discussed in this episode!

Ep. 069: CREDIT SECRETS with Randy Wells!

Ep. 069: CREDIT SECRETS with Randy Wells!

December 15, 2019

In this episode, we had the privilege of discussing credit and its immense power in our lives. From buying a home to renting to insurance to jobs to car purchases/leases, credit is a very integral part of our lives. Randy pulled back the curtain on all kinds of details I promise you've never heard before! If you have bad credit, visit Credit.EmpowerHumans.com for more information and assistance!

Ep. 068: Your PRICELESS Worth!

Ep. 068: Your PRICELESS Worth!

December 5, 2019

In all of our episodes, we remind you that you are priceless at the top of the show. In this episode, we are going to dig in to talk about why that is and 3 things we can all do to bring our lives, our attitudes and mindset in congruence with that priceless state. Doing so will increase our self-esteem and confidence while also lifting those around us. Enjoy!

Ep. 067: TIME Management = Joy!

Ep. 067: TIME Management = Joy!

December 3, 2019

Time is something peculiar and our perception of it seems to speed up as we age. This episode is about taking control of our time and striving for the right rhythm, harmony and balance to maintain the joyful, aligned life we constantly seek. We talk in this episode about a comparison and analogy between time and the structure of our home. We touch on segmenting or "chunking" our time as well as engaging in activities/action items that further the outcomes we desire in our respective areas of influence. Please review and share this podcast with your loved ones and friends!

Ep. 066: MICHAEL LEVITT (Undoing Burnout + Other Life Essentials!)

Ep. 066: MICHAEL LEVITT (Undoing Burnout + Other Life Essentials!)

November 18, 2019

Michael Levitt has a great story of perspective, learning and overall growth when, in a year's time, he lost his health, job, car and home. We talk in this interview about the lasting impact this has had leading to his book, 369 Days: How to Survive a Year of Worst Case Scenarios, as well as his efforts as the head of Breakfast Leadership. This man speaks with great sincerity and passion for this cause because he knows what burnout and imbalance can create - as well as the effects of eliminating it. The key to it all is IN OUR HANDS! Enjoy our in depth interview!

Ep. 065: Singer Daniel Emmet (America’s Got Talent)

Ep. 065: Singer Daniel Emmet (America’s Got Talent)

October 29, 2019

Daniel Emmet has talent, charisma and intelligence like you wouldn't believe!  If singing were in the Olympics, his range (Opera, Pop, Rock, etc.) would win him the gold medal in the music decathlon because he can do all the "events" at a world class level.  His story from the show, "America's Got Talent," is incredible and he gave us a lot of great gems about that!  This guy is guaranteed to be in the upper regions of the music business.  Don't be surprised to see him win Grammy's and have a residency of some sort in Las Vegas!  Enjoy our interview!

Ep. 064: Comedian GREG MORTON (America’s Got Talent)

Ep. 064: Comedian GREG MORTON (America’s Got Talent)

October 6, 2019

Greg Morton is a very unique and dynamic stand-up comic who has worked in the comedy world for well over three decades. He is known for spot on movie impressions and has a very energetic stage presence, as millions witnessed on the 2019 season of America's Got Talent where he was praised by all the judges. Greg gave us an in depth interview covering what drove him to comedy as well as some of what he's learned from what went right - and wrong - over the years. Comedians are fascinating people, and Greg gave us a lot to chew on in this interview!

Ep. 063: JUST AN INCH - Between Striking Out & Striking Rich

Ep. 063: JUST AN INCH - Between Striking Out & Striking Rich

October 1, 2019

In this episode, we talk about the fine line between striking out and striking rich. It separates success and failure. It separates mistakes and triumphs. We discuss a very poignant analogy from the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill as well as some stories from our own space program and arriving on the moon.  We even talked about the Apollo 13 mission and some important lessons learned from that story.

Ep. 062: KORN’S RAY LUZIER (Interview 2)

Ep. 062: KORN’S RAY LUZIER (Interview 2)

September 11, 2019

The band Korn have been a solid presence in music now for over 25 years and their new album, "The Nothing," shows they are as relevent, passionate, cohesive and vibrant as ever. Korn's popularity continues to grow and their artistry is unstoppable! In this interview with their incredible drummer, Ray Luzier, we cover so many areas of recording, touring, Korn Koffee as well as many questions from fans that were sent via social media. Ray was gracious with his time and ever grateful to the priceless fans of KORN! Enjoy this great interview!

Ep. 061: EXPANDING COMFORT ZONES for Power & Perspective

Ep. 061: EXPANDING COMFORT ZONES for Power & Perspective

September 5, 2019

Comfort zones are a place where we, well, find comfort. That means they have lower elements of stress and fear and perhaps even work. As Grant Cardone said, "The greatest YOU will be discovered far outside your comfort zone!" It is important, therefore, to find balance and recognize some of the delusional thought processes that sometimes keep us back from becoming our best selves by expanding that comfort zone and venturing out of it. We talk in the episode about fear as well as some stories including of Kerri Strug (who we hope to have as a guest in a forthcoming episode). These are lessons we all need to be reminded of. Enjoy!

Ep. 060: YOUR Purpose-Driven Life, Batteries INCLUDED!

Ep. 060: YOUR Purpose-Driven Life, Batteries INCLUDED!

August 7, 2019

Many times in our lives we are diverted either by our own decisions or unavoidable circumstances. When we are living with purpose, unlike those old toy commercials that alway said "batteries not included," the batteries and power to your life are in finding and fostering that purpose. We talk in this episode of the greatness found in all of us. I shared some examples related to Connor McGregor, David Goggins and others as well as highlighting the 50 year anniversary of the first men to land on the moon. All of this ties in to YOU understanding and living YOUR full potential. You can do it and this episode will definitely help!

Ep. 059: EMILY FRISELLA - Balanced Body & Nutrition!

Ep. 059: EMILY FRISELLA - Balanced Body & Nutrition!

July 30, 2019

What a great interview we had with the incredible Emily Frisella! We covered everything from carbs and ketosis to our mindset, food addiction, soda and much of her great work. She has a unique and powerful cookbook called The Fresh Farmhouse Kitchen Cookbook. She has a great, upbeat outlook and her knowledge and expertise are impressive. Visit her on her website at www.FitHomeAndHealth.com. Also, follow her and her robust community @EmilyFrisella on Instagram. This is a great interview as eating is an important component in all of our lives and is a central part of our well-being.

Ep. 058: Mitchell Levy - TEDx Veteran, Branding Expert & Leader

Ep. 058: Mitchell Levy - TEDx Veteran, Branding Expert & Leader

July 14, 2019

Mitchell Levy is a wonderfully charismatic man with a keen understanding of branding, marketing and business.  He provides valuable consulting and other services to businesses including upper level executives and CEO's.  He also provides ghost writing and other related services to effectively build brand recognition as a thought leader or recognized expert in a certain field.  In this interview, we discussed all of this along with some skills and techniques involving authenticity, vulnerability and integrity that apply no matter your current station in life.

Mitchell can be reached through his central hub at MitchellLevy360.com as well as AhaThat.com.  Enjoy this great interview!

Ep. 057: Maki Moussavi & Our Quest to Fulfillment!

Ep. 057: Maki Moussavi & Our Quest to Fulfillment!

July 8, 2019

Maki Moussavi is a success coach and the author of the new book, The High Achiever's Guide: Transform Your Success Mindset and Begin the Quest to Fulfillment.  In this interview, we discussed finding clarity both in what we are tolerating and in expectations towards actual, meaningful fulfillment in our lives.  We talk about how to avoid putting things off and actually challenge ourselves, our fears and delusions to consciously reprogram our minds towards the outcomes we want and deserve.

Buy her book, follow her blog, learn more about her bio & valuable services and contact her all through https://makimoussavi.com.

Ep. 056: Jill Valdez (Success Principles in Life & Business)

Ep. 056: Jill Valdez (Success Principles in Life & Business)

June 30, 2019

As founder of LINK, Jill Valdez is a very wise and experienced business professional committed to helping others in business to maximize their results on all levels.  In this interview, we thoroughly discussed everything from management styles and company culture to effective interviews and interacting well with employees and others.  We also covered some examples related to AT&T, Apple, McDonald's, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs.  Whether you have a business, want to start a business, have a regular job or just spend money at businesses, this episode has TONS of value for one and all!

For more information from Jill, text the word "link" to 31996.  For the sample interview questions, text the word "questions" to 31996.

Ep. 055: KORN’S Brian “Head” Welch & Daughter Jennea

Ep. 055: KORN’S Brian “Head” Welch & Daughter Jennea

June 2, 2019

This is an interview with two amazing people who have been through A LOT and come together with a beautiful father/daughter relationship. They invited all of us to join them on this journey through the new documentary, "Loud Krazy Love," coming out on DVD June 11th! We covered so much here from addictions to dreadlocks, parent involvement to the music itself. Enjoy this great interview with Brian "Head" Welch and his lovely daughter, Jennea.

Ep. 054: The BIG Picture Is Liberating!

Ep. 054: The BIG Picture Is Liberating!

May 30, 2019

In this episode, we discuss the differences between the BIG picture and the small details of life as well as the importance of balancing both.  We might also refer to this as MACRO vs. MICRO and it applies in all areas of life as well as in our lives as a whole.  I talked about the movie "Signs," which I watched recently with my boys, as well as some recent things I've heard from Chris Hardwick (ID10T Podcast) as well as Mel Robbins and others.  The BIG picture can free us from letting small moments consume us!

Ep. 053: The Power of Saying NO!

Ep. 053: The Power of Saying NO!

May 23, 2019

When we learn to consistently say "NO" to the wrong things to make room for the RIGHT things, a world of harmony and consistency can unfold for us.  Join us in this episode as we talk about some of the logistics of this principle and how it applies across the board in life, whether that be in business, relationships, personal interests, etc!  There is great POWER in the word "NO"!

Ep. 052: LISA BILYEU!

Ep. 052: LISA BILYEU!

April 23, 2019

In this incredible interview with Lisa Bilyeu, we discussed a wide range of topics including her background in the UK and how she met Tom to her heros, relationships, empowering women and so much more! It's interesting to see how her journey and evolving mindset have fueled her part in this power couple's immense success. This is another interview you don't want to miss!

Ep. 051: Anchoring in NOW!

Ep. 051: Anchoring in NOW!

April 10, 2019

PEACE. This is something that it's safe to say we all seek in our existence here. It is a priceless commodity that is sometimes hard to come by, perhaps because we gullible humans often look for it in all the wrong places. We talk in this episode about finding real, lasting peace, expanding our mindfulness and controlling our thought patterns. I elaborate on some thoughts surrounding my great aunt, Elinor Otto, who will turn 100 in October 2019. We discuss some of her trials and triumphs and the recent death of her grandson and my last conversation with him about a month earlier. Life is fragile. Let's be completely alive and present in this place to attain that lasting peace we seek.

Ep. 050: TOM ZIGLAR, son of the late, great ZIG ZIGLAR!

Ep. 050: TOM ZIGLAR, son of the late, great ZIG ZIGLAR!

March 25, 2019

What better way to celebrate our 50TH EPISODE of the podcast than to talk to the son of Zig Ziglar, one of the greatest motivational authors and speakers in history!  Tom is continuing in his dad's footsteps and has a new book called Choose to Win, out now with lots of great options through www.ChooseToWinBook.com.  Tom shares all sorts of insights in growing up as Zig's son and his work ethic and genuineness that fueled his rise after many thousands of hours of study, blood sweat and tears.  This is a great interview with a great man who represents one of the great American families.  Enjoy!

Ep. 049: Sony Animation’s BRANDON JEFFORDS

Ep. 049: Sony Animation’s BRANDON JEFFORDS

March 18, 2019

In this episode, we have a real life animator who has worked on a BUNCH of great projects you're familiar with, including "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," "Smurfs: The Lost Village," and the "Hotel Transylvania" franchise.  He has a story of passion and discouragement, trials and triumph that all of us can relate to in our pursuit of our own passions and successes.  Listen as we discuss everything from old cartoons and influences to driving taxi and the unfailing support of his wife as he broke through the barriers and found his voice.  Enjoy lots of success principles as we journey in pursuit of dreams on this episode!

Ep. 048: JAMIE LERNER - The Ever-Loving Essence of You!

Ep. 048: JAMIE LERNER - The Ever-Loving Essence of You!

March 10, 2019

This is a special interview with Jamie Lerner, co-author of the book, The Ever-Loving Essence of You!  We talked about allowing and taking care of ourselves and others by changing our mindset and our approach to habits in general.  She is a very experienced and loving therapist with many years of experience, so her insights are very valuable to one and all!  Enjoy!

Ep. 047: Laura Gassner Otting - Limitless!

Ep. 047: Laura Gassner Otting - Limitless!

March 4, 2019

This powerful interview is one you don't want to miss! Laura Gassner Otting is an author and accomplished speaker and coach with a broad background working with non-profits, businesses and much more! We talked at length about getting out of our own way and freeing ourselves from the worries of what other people think. This is about boldly carving our own path with purpose and living our best life. Go here to find out about her new book: Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life ALSO, start your own progress at www.LimitlessAssessment.com!

Ep. 046: ELAINE HOWARD: “Passion in the Bones”

Ep. 046: ELAINE HOWARD: “Passion in the Bones”

February 24, 2019

Elaine Howard is an accomplished attorney who wrote an impressive book called "Passion in the Bones: A Guide to Breaking the Chains of Negativity and Living Your Own Adventure".  In this interview, we discussed the nature of negative and positive energy and the choices we make to focus on passion and positive things to turn one's life around.  Elaine has a great story and gave us a great interview.  I can't recommend this book enough.  Visit www.PassionInTheBones.com to learn more and to get your copy!

Ep. 045: LINKS In Our CHAIN (Phil Opens Up)

Ep. 045: LINKS In Our CHAIN (Phil Opens Up)

February 18, 2019

We talk in this episode about how doors close and open, creating new links in the chain that makes up our life here.  Each closed door welcomes a new opportunity as other doors can then open.  We talk about Jamie Lee Curtis and her story of links in a chain, after being fired, that led to much of her continued success in her career.  Phil opens up also about his own life situation since starting the podcast and why he was absent from the podcast for almost a month...We have much more in store, starting with this episode! 

Ep. 044: “MIND OVER MATTER” - Brandon Mendenhall & Sebastien Paquet

Ep. 044: “MIND OVER MATTER” - Brandon Mendenhall & Sebastien Paquet

January 20, 2019

The new documentary film "Mind Over Matter" skillfully tells the inspirational story of Brandon Mendenhall, who was born with cerebral palsy.  Despite having a left hand that was virtually paralyzed (among other debilitating difficulties), Brandon found a voice in music and, against all odds, overcame and began playing guitar.  After years of struggle and hard work, he now plays with a talented band called The Mendenhall Experiment and has won awards and played alongside big names in music and at some big shows - proving we should all rethink our view and treatment of those with "disabilities"!  Join us for his story and then pre-order the film at www.mindovermatterfilm.com (it will be released on January 25th!).  Also, check out The Mendenhall Experiment wherever you get music!

Ep. 043: How to Live Your Best Life!

Ep. 043: How to Live Your Best Life!

January 11, 2019

After a break during the holiday season, we are back with this episode of some universal principles as we solidify our foundation of understanding the nature of our life here together.  We also talk about 5 key principles that support and fuel us in actually living our best possible life.  With some real focus and effort, we can have, do and be what we should - now and always!

Ep. 042: FAIL in order to SUCCEED!

Ep. 042: FAIL in order to SUCCEED!

December 19, 2018

FAILURE is one of those words that many of us try to avoid thinking about or even saying. In this episode, we will discuss how important failure is in the process of obtaining success. There is hope and we can reframe our view of failure as an accepted natural step and learning experience in the process of growth. Thank you all for a great year as we prepare for new episodes in the new year and beyond!

Ep. 041: REENA DUTT - “Too Many Bodies” Filmmaker

Ep. 041: REENA DUTT - “Too Many Bodies” Filmmaker

December 6, 2018

We had an insightful interview today with the director and producer of the powerful short film "Too Many Bodies" about school shootings.  This incredible film is only about five minutes in length and left me in tears when I saw it at the San Francisco Dance Film Festival.  I knew we had to get whoever was behind this film on the podcast to discuss it and we did!  Reena gave us so many insights into her production process as well as a candid discussion on gun violence, both in and out of schools, bullying and some of our thoughts on solutions!

Ep. 040: GRATITUDE - EYES UP!

Ep. 040: GRATITUDE - EYES UP!

November 30, 2018

Gratitude is truly an indispensable element of a happy and content life!  This episode expounds on the many, many benefits of gratitude to our physical, psychological and emotional health.  We share a couple of stories and some insights on the benefits of gratitude in our first of perhaps many episodes over time on this topic.  We will be talking more about this in some of our upcoming interviews.  Let’s fill our hearts with this powerful emotion at all times…not just during certain seasons or moments!