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Shed Fears - Not Tears!  Break Bad Habits, Overcome Obstacles and Live With Joy - with Vidya Ragu

Shed Fears - Not Tears! Break Bad Habits, Overcome Obstacles and Live With Joy - with Vidya Ragu

August 12, 2019

Breaking habits is hard! Whether it’s stop-smoking, cutting out sweets, exercising regularly, going to bed on time or putting your clothes away instead of tossing them on the closet floor, there are a million different things that we intend to do, that we oftentimes don’t! And contrary to popular belief, failing to break a bad habit does not mean that we are weak-willed or that we don’t want what we say we want.

Practical ways to break bad habits easily

If you have you ever felt like you were stuck in a pattern, locked into certain behaviors, or were living in an endless loop of familiarity and same-old-same-old, that you couldn’t seem to overcome, then this show is for you!

For most people, even though the desire to change might be a strong, conscious desire, they still want that change to be as seamless and pain-free as possible. Most people stay in their comfortably familiar territory because it is comfortable and familiar! Change is stressful, and nobody in their right mind chooses to move themselves from a safe, familiar location to an unknown destination.

Why Change is Difficult for Humans

And therein lies the problem! For most of us, even though we want the change, we are too scared to move ourselves out of what we know and into something we don’t know. Which is where Vidya Ragu, one of India’s Leading Learning and Development Specialists comes in. In today’s show, she and Lora discuss practical ways to make that jump – from the safety of our known world to the joy, satisfaction and safety of the unknown, that we desire, but are too scared to attain.

Vidya is the author of the upcoming book, Shed Fears not Tears, which helps people move into the life they desire with ease and grace. She is an International trainer, an award winning entrepreneur, a certified mentor, and has been featured as an expert panelist on many news and television shows, as well as on radio and in leading print media.

Wolf Spirit Animals, Wolf Mythology, and the Wolf as a Spiritual Teacher with Teo Alfero and Lora Cheadle

Wolf Spirit Animals, Wolf Mythology, and the Wolf as a Spiritual Teacher with Teo Alfero and Lora Cheadle

August 5, 2019

For millennia, the wolf has been both vilified and celebrated. There are countless myths worldwide, in cultures from the Ainu people of Japan to the Apache First Nation elders who worshiped the wolf, and even today, people seem to have strong opinions and feelings about wolves. But what does that mean, and why has this one animal captured the imagination of so many, for so long? The Wisdom of the Wolf extends beyond merely being a Spirit Animal, totem, or Spirit Guide. The wolf informs us about who we are as individuals as well as who we are in our human pack. And studying the wolf can help us live better lives, healing those in trauma in crisis as well as those who merely want more depth, connection and understanding in their own lives.

Teo Alfero’s new book, The Wolf Connection: What Wolves Can Teach Us About Being Human, explains that: “Most people only see the wolf as an animal, as I once did. But the wolf has played a key role in human evolution, and we have lived in association with them for so long, that if we look carefully, there are many more ways to consider the being we call “wolf”.”

His California sanctuary, Wolf Heart Ranch, allows us to connect with wolves as multi-faceted beings and deepen our relationship to ourselves and our world through our deepening relationship with wolves. The power of these wolf-human experiences are validated by research and demonstrate that wolves exist on numerous, subtle levels. In fact, there are nine realms of the wolf that can help all humans gain greater self-understanding and reconnect with the primal, wild freedom that we all still carry, even if it is dormant, deep within.

How to be an Activist, Historical Activism, Famous American Activists, the Suffragists, and How This Applies to Women Today

How to be an Activist, Historical Activism, Famous American Activists, the Suffragists, and How This Applies to Women Today

July 22, 2019

Every day a wide variety of headlines call out problems, injustices, and things in our world that quite simply *need* to change. Whether it’s age, gender, or sex discrimination; concern over our planet, strip-mining, drilling and the environment; or fighting for religious freedom, individual freedom, gun rights or the right to be free from gun violence; there are a million and one worthy causes. So many sometimes that it is easy to become overwhelmed and not know where to start or what to do.

While we have all heard the term *activist*, what exactly does that mean? Are activists militants? Can activists be a part of the organizations which they are struggling against? Can you talk to, reason with, or even understand an ardent activist? Prepare for the answers and the discussion in this show to surprise you!

April Young Bennet is a member of a patriarchal religion and she is also an activist who seeks to change certain rules within that organization. No, she did not throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater! She loves many components of her religion and she is simply seeking to make it better. Stronger. More loving, acceptable and accessible to all. She seeks understanding and to foster a common ground with those who do not think as she does, and through her respectful conversation and the willingness to truly listen and understand, she is succeeding in places where others have not.

“Creativity Happens When You Surrender…” Minnku Buttar

“Creativity Happens When You Surrender…” Minnku Buttar

July 8, 2019

In today's world, we are always driving forward, pushing for more, and expecting creativity to flourish on demand. As a result, many of us claim that we “aren’t creative, don’t need art in our lives” or that “pursuing something we love is a waste of time”

But what if none of that was true? What if you really chose to step back, replenish yourself and your soul? What if you surrendered? Which is exactly what we, as holistic beings, sometimes need!

Minnku Buttar believes that “creativity happens when you surrender” and she is living proof of such beauty. She is an avid photographer whose photos have won her awards among stiff competition. As an Artist, she has clients such as Microsoft, Mumbai, and her paintings and installations have been sold at Art Bengaluru. She is the Founder and Designer of “*Minksse*” – a very unique Fashion Label that has been seen in Bangalore Fashion shows and recently in Mysore Fashion Week. Her work stands out as she juxtaposes various art forms and photography to transfer art onto Fabrics, as she believes art should not be only for the walls.

Find out more at www.minnkubuttar.com.

Speak up, Scale up and Make a Bigger Difference with Monique Blokzyl

Speak up, Scale up and Make a Bigger Difference with Monique Blokzyl

June 26, 2019

Imagine living in Germany. East Germany. Behind the Berlin wall before the wall came down, and what it would be like to have your voice silenced. Sometimes we are unable to appreciate the importance of having a voice, until we are confronted with the reality of not having one.

For Monique Blokzyl, growing up in East Germany made her realize the power of one person’s voice, and how a single individual speaking up could embolden others to speak up as well, eventually shifting the tide of an entire country. At age 18, she raised her voice and she helped change history.

So, what are you waiting for? If you want to create change that becomes a global movement, you need to SPEAK UP. Your voice matters! If you are interested in turning your SPEAKING into a MAGIC WAND so you can make a bigger difference, one listener, one audience, one nation at a time, then tune in to today’s episode!

The Impact of Technology on the Legal Profession

The Impact of Technology on the Legal Profession

June 18, 2019

We can probably all agree that technology has significantly impacted our world. But have you ever stopped to think about how much it has changed professions such as the legal or the medical profession? While it may seem like some of the older, more traditional professions are immune to the impact of technology, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Technology is significantly shaping the legal field, from the practice of law to the way clients interact with their attorneys.

Dennis Kennedy is an information technology lawyer and legal technology author well-known for promoting innovation and the use of technology in the practice of law.  He currently focuses on legal technology, innovation, speaking, writing, and coaching and is an adjunct professor in the LegalRnD program at Michigan State University College of Law. Dennis is a Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management and recently finished a term of three years as chair of the board of the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center.  Dennis retired as Senior Counsel for the Digital Payments & Labs group at Mastercard in 2017.

Whether or not you are an attorney or are currently involved in a legal matter, the law impacts us all. As a former lawyer, I like to think of the law as the invisible rules that hold our society together. Everything we do, from marriage, to children, to jobs, to driving, to buying a home or renting an apartment is governed by some sort of law, and at some point in your life, you will probably have to deal with a lawyer. So why not stay abreast of the way technology is changing the law, as well as our world!

 

Management and Leadership Development Through Management and Development of the Self

Management and Leadership Development Through Management and Development of the Self

June 5, 2019

What would be like if the time you spent at work was the best part of your day? How much more productive might you be if those around you were connected, compassionate, and cared about you as a person as opposed to just another worker?

 

Today’s guest is Paula Alphonse, a transformational speaker, leadership trainer and a status quo disruptor who has used her 16-plus years’ experience in the management, storytelling skills, and a memorable sense of humor to provide tips, tools and structures which capitalize on opportunities at-hand. She has traveled across the globe to inspire, mentor and transform men and women of all ages to reach out and capture their own leadership. Her mission is to have everyone recognize the power within that is awaiting to be ignited, along with their right to a blissful life.

If you are ready to be a confident leader in all areas of own life, then this is the show for you! Together we can move from obscurity to self-realization for the best return on investment for ourselves, our families, communities and the organizations we work for.

Money, Abundance and How Earning with Gusto With Money Manifesting Queen Amanda Frances

Money, Abundance and How Earning with Gusto With Money Manifesting Queen Amanda Frances

May 27, 2019

Money is something we all say that we want more of. Whether it’s the cars, houses, vacations, shoes and designer clothes we are after, or simply the security of having enough stashed away in the bank in the event of some unforeseen circumstance, we all need money. You heard me right, we need money! Money is a good thing. It makes us more comfortable than living without it, and although money doesn’t buy happiness, it truly does help!

If you, like millions of people everywhere, have ever felt conflicted around money, then this show is for you! If you want to learn how you can have lots of money, without guilt, without shame and while still being generous, spiritual and worthy as a person, then listen up!

Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen, Helping Women Better Understand Money

Manisha Thakor, founder of MoneyZen, Helping Women Better Understand Money

May 27, 2019

Think about this. Women live longer that men. Women take more time away from the workforce caring for the family than men do. And despite much progress, women still do not make as much money, either per hour or over the course of their careers, than men. This means, that unless women are financially iterate, they run the risk of not being adequately prepared for retirement!

Manisha Thakor, Founder of MoneyZen, LLC and author of: ON MY OWN TWO FEET: a modern girl’s guide to personal finance and GET FINANCIALLY NAKED: how to talk money with your honey, is passionate about educating women about finances and preparing for their own future.

Money does not have to be scary! Good girls DO talk about money. Learning the basics of investing and finance is not difficult. And, NO! A husband is NOT a financial plan!

Dr. Ken Keis on Holistic Growth, Success and How He Built His Dreams and Lived His SPARKLE!

Dr. Ken Keis on Holistic Growth, Success and How He Built His Dreams and Lived His SPARKLE!

May 27, 2019

When you hear the words, leadership, satisfaction, purpose and wellbeing, do you immediately think of work? Not surprisingly, most people do not! Many people think along the lines of disliking their jobs, living for the weekend, and of work being something they do because they have to, not because they want to.

What could it be like if you love your work? What could it feel like to be satisfied by your job and your work? That’s what Dr. Ken Keis, Ph.D, and Consulting Resource Group are all about!