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The Bad-Ass Soul Seeking Warrior Podcast Series

The Bad-Ass Soul Seeking Warrior Podcast Series

By Annie M. Fonte

Join Annie as she has an open and honest conversation with an inspiring Everyday Hero. The podcast focuses on the journey of self-mastery and living an authentic life. During these interviews, Annie ask each guest to share their story. What were they doing before they decided to re-design their life? What are they doing now? How they navigated through the challenges and events in their life to get to where they are today, and what is next for them? What realizations and transformations did they experience? What fears did they overcome, and ultimately, how did they create a life they love?
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The Way of the Warrior

The Bad-Ass Soul Seeking Warrior Podcast SeriesNov 11, 2022

The Durham Report-Some Thoughts

The Durham Report-Some Thoughts

The Durham Report.

Did you hear about it?

Did you read any of it?

Well, I have, and I did. I am sharing some facts and thoughts about what it uncovered.

And I am inviting you to join me in becoming an informed American.

These things matter. Unless well educate ourselves about what is going on in American politics we will pay a high price.

This is not about us and them or Democrat versus Republican. This is about the policies and intentions of our current administration and those of the folks running for President of the United States in 2024. It is not a personality contest. It must be about policies and how the polices of the elected President have and will affect our lives and our country.

Please educate yourself. Do the research. Determine for yourself what is best for you and your loved ones.

Do not put your head in the sand and believe every talking head in the media.

Jun 01, 202316:32
Do You Know What Is Going On At The Southern Border. Here Are Some Facts

Do You Know What Is Going On At The Southern Border. Here Are Some Facts

The southern border of the United States is a mess. Do you know the facts about what is going on with illegal immigrants entering our country? If you don't you should because it's not good. If you are okay with the millions of illegals who have entered our country since 2020, this episode is not for you. If you don't know what is going on or if you are concerned, listen to this episode.

In my humble opinion we are on the brink of disaster if we don't get a handle on securing the border. The wide-open border has led to drug overdoses, child rape trafficking, child labor, unmanageable circumstances in many of our cities, and possible terrorist entering our country. Nothing about an open border has made the United States better.

The question is, what is the downside of a secure border?

Let me know your thoughts.

May 11, 202312:59
The Loneliness Epidemic

The Loneliness Epidemic

A lot of men and women and boys and girls are feeling lonely these days. Are you one of them? Have you been able to put a finger on what brought on these feelings of being alone? In today's conversation, I give you some startling facts as well as some solid solutions to make strides to combat loneliness.

Have a listen and then start being part of the conversation. Make a commitment to reconnect with people and disconnect from your devices. Start taking the step toward a wholesome and fulfilling existence instead of going it alone.

You matter. Let's jump on board and start to lessen loneliness and increase inspiration and intentional living.

Apr 19, 202314:03
Tell the Truth - How Much Time Are You Spending On Your Devices?

Tell the Truth - How Much Time Are You Spending On Your Devices?

We can all do better.

Put your phone down.

Be present.

Your children, friends, spouses, and other people you care about need you to get off your phone and BE with them.

Nov 30, 202207:13
The TRUTH About Death

The TRUTH About Death

November Theme:  TRUTH Day 16 - The TRUTH About Death

I invite you to consider that death can be our greatest teacher.  

Stick with me on this; it is not nearly as morbid as it might sound.

In today's podcast, I share thoughts on why death can be our most fantastic teacher.

Living fully means letting each moment fill us completely.  Allow life to touch you deeply.

Have a listen and then share your thoughts with me.

Nov 16, 202209:29
The TRUTH About Happiness

The TRUTH About Happiness

You can have flaws, be anxious, and even angry, but do not forget that your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Only you can stop it from going bust. Many appreciate you, admire you and love you.

Remember that to be happy is not to have a sky without a storm, a road without accidents, work without fatigue, relationships without disappointments.

To be happy is to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, security in the stage of fear, love in discord. It is not only to enjoy the smile, but also to reflect on the sadness. It is not only to celebrate the successes, but to learn lessons from the failures. It is not only to feel happy with the applause, but to be happy in anonymity.

To be happy is to stop feeling like a victim and become your destiny’s author. It is to cross deserts, yet be able to find an oasis in the depths of your soul. It is to thank God for every morning, for the miracle of life.

Being happy is not being afraid of your own feelings. It is having the courage to hear a “no”. It is confidence in the face of criticism, even when unjustified. It is to kiss your children, pamper your parents, to live poetic moments with friends, even when they hurt us. To be happy is to let live the creature that lives in each of us, free, joyful and simple.

It is to have the maturity to be able to say: “I made mistakes”. It is to have the courage to say “I am sorry”. It is to have the sensitivity to say, “I need you”. It is to have the ability to say “I love you”.

May your life become a garden of opportunities for happiness. That in spring may it be a lover of joy. In winter, a lover of wisdom. And when you make a mistake, start all over again. For only then will you be in love with life.

You will find that to be happy is not to have a perfect life. But use the tears to irrigate tolerance. Use your losses to train patience. Use your mistakes to sculpt serenity. Use pain to plaster pleasure. Use obstacles to open windows of intelligence.

Never give up. Never give up on people who love you. Never give up on happiness, for life is an incredible show.

Nov 14, 202204:19
The Way of the Warrior

The Way of the Warrior

November Theme:  TRUTH - The Way of the Warrior

Today has been set aside to remember the men and women who have sacrificed their lives so that you and I can continue to enjoy the vast freedoms afforded us as Americans. The following words were appropriate to recognize those who have fought for this great country of ours.  Author Unknown.

I see through different eyes.
I see a bigger picture when others see grey skies.
Though many can't conceive it,
I stand...facing the wind.
My bravery not from fighting,
but from my strength within,
I am a Warrior.
I will walk the extra mile,
Not because I have to,
But because it's worth my while.
I know that I am different,
When I am standing on a crowded street.
I know the fullness of winning;
I've tasted the cup of defeat.
I am a Warrior.
They say walk with ease
Though trained for bodily harm,
My intentions are for peace.
The world may come and go,
But a different path I'll choose.
A path I will not stray from,
No or lose.

Nov 11, 202208:04
The TRUTH About How Much Stuff We Have

The TRUTH About How Much Stuff We Have

How much stuff do you have that you don't need?  How much time and energy do your spend looking after it and storing it?

The following are statistics about how we spend our money on the stuff in our lives.

Be honest, do you have things that you can sell, donate or flat-out take to the dumpster?  Let's use today as a starting point for making better decisions about the stuff we choose the have in our lives and how we can make better use of our hard-earned money,

Below are some statistics that hopefully encourage you to become more mindful of your consumption. (provided by

1. Women are 27% more likely than men to have no retirement savings.

2. The average household has 300,000 items.

3. Nearly 10% of households also rent self-storage units.

4. The average person who takes out a new car loan takes out $27,000.

5. 68% of people live paycheck to paycheck.

6. Annually, an average of $220 per person is spent on the lottery.

7. The average person spends 12 days per year looking for things they can’t find.

8. 26% have no emergency savings.

9. In the last few decades, the average home has nearly tripled in size.

10. Women spend 399 hours and 46 minutes shopping each year.

11. The median amount saved for retirement is less than $60,000.

12. The average household has $7,283 in credit card debt.

13. The average person wastes their gym membership.

14. The average student loan debt is $32,264.

Nov 10, 202208:21
Are You Telling The TRUTH About Your Health?

Are You Telling The TRUTH About Your Health?

The TRUTH is 41.9% of Americans are obese.
Another 32.5% are overweight.

This means that 74.4% of people are not taking good care of themselves.  Are you one of them?

I also share some thoughts about COVID, the vaccine and boosters, and screen time in this episode.

Nov 08, 202208:31
The Truth About Wholesome & Healthy Relationships
Nov 07, 202208:04
Are Your Beliefs True?

Are Your Beliefs True?

Most of us inherit our beliefs from a parent, teacher, or person of influence who passed along their beliefs to us when we were young.

Take some time to ask yourself why you believe what you believe.

Nov 04, 202204:24
The TRUTH about our open border

The TRUTH about our open border

November Theme:  Truth - November 3, the TRUTH about our border.

I love this country, the American flag, farmers, ranchers, first responders, and the military.  

And the TRUTH is we have a wide-open southern border.  As a patriotic American, this fact frustrates the shit out of me.  

In today's podcast, I share some frightening facts about our open border, and I urge you to inform yourself and get to the polls next week and VOTE!

Have a listen.  I would love your thoughts.

Nov 03, 202205:34
November Theme: Truth Day 2

November Theme: Truth Day 2

What's your story?

Are you willing to be truthful about the story you have been telling about your life?  And, if it is a shitty story that is resulting in a shitty life, are you willing to change it?

Nov 02, 202206:27
Theme of the Month: Truth Day 1

Theme of the Month: Truth Day 1

What are your top 3 values?

What is most important to you in life?

Have you discussed your family values if you are part of a family?

Do you know their values if you have a spouse or partner?

A foundation of values is a solid starting place to build our focus on Truth.

Nov 01, 202216:29
The Sandwich Generation

The Sandwich Generation


Founder and President
Parentis Health, Parentis Foundation and Verona Court

With over 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, and nearly 20 years of owning and operating Verona Court, for Arda, healthcare still remains personal. Her own experiences as a caretaker began in 1985 when, as a nursing student, she moved her family along with her aging parents from Jerusalem, Israel, to Yonkers, New York, ultimately relocating to Southern California.

Arda channels her experiences of caring for her own family members into every patient at Verona Court, treating everyone in her care with the utmost dignity and compassion. As the co-founder of the Parentis Foundation, Arda provides both older adults and children opportunities to enrich their lives and share a sense of purpose through the power of literacy.

Fifty-four percent of American adults fall into the category of the Sandwich Generation.  In my conversation with Arda you will learn what that means and some helpful tips, tools, and resources to assist you in navigating your way as a member of the Sandwich Generation.  Regardless of your age, any adult over the age of 18 would benefit from listening to Arda.  It is never too soon to begin putting a plan in place to assist our parents through their 'leveling up' as well as preparing ourselves and our children for the future.  This is Arda's company website where you can learn more about her organization.  This website offers many tools and products to assist us in managing Estate Planning and family succession plans.

Jun 06, 202245:46
Becky Robbins-Total Knee Recovery

Becky Robbins-Total Knee Recovery

Becky is a badass.  She is also a good friend.  She recently had a total knee replacement brought on by years of being active and athletic.  In this conversation, we talk about her remarkable recovery from surgery.  Becky shares how she prepared for her operation and what she has done to rehabilitate her knee.  I know you will find her insights helpful, especially if you have any health challenges that you are in the midst of handling.  

Stay tuned for my next conversation with Becky.  She is up to some really good things that I want to share with you.  In the meantime, have a look at her website and enjoy her art!

Apr 20, 202233:04
Mental Health-Let's Talk About It.

Mental Health-Let's Talk About It.

Dawn Myers, co-founder of Guided Leadership Solutions provides business coaching, consulting, and HR fundamentals to San Diego Law Firms. She is also a public speaker and provides expert witness testimony for employment attorneys.

In addition to leading the board of the San Diego Hospitality Human Resources Association. She has acted as an Advisor, Board Member, and currently teaches in the HR Certificate Program at San Diego State Global Campus.

Her 25 years of experience led to her passion to see businesses succeed and be transparent in sharing her knowledge, experience, success, and failures with owners and leaders.

She has been married for 35-never-boring-years, has two grown sons that she adores, and two granddaughters that have stolen her heart.

Dawn generously describes her experience with depression, how to detect early signs, and courses of action that have been essential in the successful management of her diagnosis.  We also talk about her extensive experience and expertise in Human Resources and how it led her to co-found Guided Leadership Solutions.  

Nov 30, 202159:43
From Hostage Negotiator to Cancer Warrior with Terry Tucker
Sep 20, 202101:02:39
The Grief Recovery Method with Lesleigh Tolin, MS, AGRMS

The Grief Recovery Method with Lesleigh Tolin, MS, AGRMS

Lesleigh J. Tolin, is a heart driven entrepreneur and the owner of Healing Hearts International. Trained and

certified by the Grief Recovery Institute, Lesleigh is an Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist.

The Grief Recovery Method (GRM), is a 43 year-old program, structured and action based 8 week

program offering a step by step method for moving beyond pain and significant loss.

Lesleigh was drawn to the Grief Recovery Method principles due to her own painful and inordinate

personal losses in her lifetime. This program was the “last healing measure that she tried to heal her own

heart, and the first that worked for her well-being.” It has been a joy for her to hear the same statement

spoken over and over again by her own clientele.

The success of the Grief Recovery Method is evidence based from studies at Kent State University’s

College of Public Health.

GRM is facilitated across the United States and internationally in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico,

Honduras and Scandinavia.

With a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, Lesleigh has 27 years of service in the healing arts;

4,500 clinical family hours; and 12 years of hospice service both as a Social Worker, and as Mgr. of

Volunteer Services. Lesleigh collaborated with the Dream Foundation of Santa Barbara to turn dying

dreams into lasting memories for her patients and their families.

In her clinical work, Lesleigh interned at CSUN’s Strength United Agency which provided supportive in-

home counseling services to parents and children through the Department of Children and Family Services

(DCFS). Lesleigh continued her internship at the Parent and Relationship Counseling Foundation in

Granada Hills, which offered parents, children, couples and individuals relationship workshops and one-

on-one improved communication skills.

With decades of recovery from an eating disorder, Lesleigh worked on staff at a 90-day residential treatment

care center for adult women with drug, alcohol, and eating disorders addiction.

As an Advanced Specialist, Lesleigh now offers her 8-week program to individual adults across nationwide

and internationally.

You can find many valuable resources on Lesleigh's website under the eBook Tab.

Aug 25, 202101:01:23
Post-Pandemic Investor Perspectives with Kimberly Guha

Post-Pandemic Investor Perspectives with Kimberly Guha

In May 2020, UBS Investor Watch surveyed investors as the first wave of the pandemic was ebbing. In their report, “Setting a new course,” they found that investors were fearful, uncertain, and reassessing what was most important to them.

Fast forward to today, with vaccinations accelerating, commerce recovering, and restrictions loosening, the current UBS research shows a reprioritizing of goals—and a more acute sense that life is short.

But rather than indiscriminate spending and frenzied celebrations, the hallmarks of this post-pandemic recovery will likely be more measured—and more meaningful.

To be sure, many investors intend to make up for lost time, led by those in Asia. Nearly six in 10 investors want to indulge in the things they missed while in isolation, with travel and entertainment topping the list of planned expenditures.

But something else is going on.

Seven in 10 investors want to make more of a difference in the world. Six in 10 report that the pandemic made them more spiritual. Forty percent say they want to be part of something bigger than themselves.

Digging deeper, we found that women and younger investors were most affected by the pandemic. Women were more likely than men, for example, to reassess their priorities. And by a huge margin, younger investors value making a difference in the world (79% vs. 51% of investors over age 50).

With this new perspective, investors are more interested in using their capital to effect change—nearly half plan to increase charitable giving from their pre-pandemic levels, led by Latin America. And almost 60% are more interested in investing sustainably than they were before the pandemic.

As a global recovery continues to advance, look not just for hotels and stadiums to fill up, but hearts and minds too.

My guest, Kimberly Guha, joins me to dive deeper into this research and to review the best way to prepare to be a strategic investor.

Kimberly Guha, CPA®, CIMA® is a Certified Financial Planner® and Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ with Taylor Family Wealth Management at UBS, who focuses on providing tax-aware investment solutions tailored to each family’s individual financial goals. Kim works with many executive women and families to focus on what is important to them both qualitatively and quantitatively, helping them ascertain their life and financial goals. She believes strongly in the importance of educating the next generations to use value systems that maximize the impact of human, social, intellectual and financial capital. She provides honest advice, thoughtful guidance, and responsive support, earning the trust and respect of clients.

Contact info:

Jul 22, 202136:11
Reclaim Your Power. Recognize Your Highest Potential. Live Your Best Life with Ashley Holt
Jul 05, 202156:38
The Hollywood Approach with Kristina Paider

The Hollywood Approach with Kristina Paider

As a story strategist and screenwriter, Kristina Paider has analyzed tens of thousands of movie scenes, asking, “How does this character and this action legitimately move the plot forward?” In The Hollywood Approach, she takes the same principles used to create heroes and heroines for the big screen and shows you how to apply them to real life to live your next wildest dream.

This book is a gutsy guide.  You will learn how to channel all your resources—your character DNA, your strengths and flaws, your allies, mentors, and even your antagonists—to achieve great things.

Practical, soulful, and inspired, The Hollywood Approach will show you how to level up in life, say yes to yourself, and perform feats of badassery.

Kristina is a world-class marketer and storyteller. Her company, The Hollywood Approach, is a platform that leverages the art and neuroscience of story to help people accelerate results in their business and life.

KP’s executive track record includes overseeing the marketing and research for a $10 billion global hotel advisory company and prior to that, two hotel tech companies, all while moonlighting as a screenwriter. Her crime-thriller script is in the works. Her book is out. She travels by motorcycle, jumps into waterfalls, and is a guest chocolate chef.

In this podcast, we have a delightful conversation about how to be your own hero, overcoming your fears, why having allies is so important, and how to make your wildest dreams come true.  The Hollywood Approach is a call to examine your life in a fun way, to name what you want and go after what makes you feel alive.



Jun 01, 202101:05:36
The True Power of Manifestation with Daniel Mangena

The True Power of Manifestation with Daniel Mangena

After receiving a late diagnosis of Asperger's and experiencing life-shattering trauma at age 20, Daniel spent seven years struggling to keep the effects of these events from spilling into every aspect of his life.

Daniel initially developed Beyond Intention as a lifeline while he grappled with suicidal thoughts and ideation. This simple, four-step process transformed his life from misery to celebration. Daniel realized he could help others do the same, and thus Beyond Intention was born.

Daniel discovered a path to lasting joy and purpose in his life, and he wants nothing more than to share the tools that saved his life. To that end, he lives by this mission statement:

"Spearhead an evolutionary uplift in universal consciousness by awakening people to the importance of their Unique Role already encoded within. This deep and often ignored or undervalued passion is defined as their Dream."

Daniel shares his vision of empowerment and joy globally through public speaking, workshops, books he has authored, blogging, and his "Do it With Dan" podcast series. In addition, Daniel offers individual and group coaching and consultations.

Daniel is also a voracious reader, publicly documenting his challenge to read a book every week. He loves to travel, writes, and performs as a singer-songwriter, practices Kundalini yoga, meditation and stays active with Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He is an outspoken promoter of entrepreneurial philanthropy, as well as an ambassador for the Mangena Foundation. He works with several charities across the globe and considers himself a patron of many.

To contact Daniel, visit He can also be found on most major social media platforms with the handle @dreamerCEO.

Apr 23, 202157:17
Finding Your Life Purpose with Erica Carrico
Mar 22, 202150:11
Embracing Your True Identity with David Trotter

Embracing Your True Identity with David Trotter

David Trotter is a business growth consultant and the founder of Inspiration Rising. Through the Rise Up Business Academy, he helps struggling business owners break through their biggest barriers to reach their greatest goals - all without the paralyzing overwhelm, feeling all alone, or wondering what-the-heck to do next. He's the author of nine books including “Empowered to Rise: The Secret to Embracing Your True Identity, Uncovering Your Super Powers, and Bringing Your Inspiration to the World.”

In this podcast, you will hear David's powerful story about helping to start a thriving church at age 25, founding his own church, traveling to India, starting a furniture store, directing and producing feather-length films, and then hitting rock bottom.  He courageously took responsibility for some bad choices that he made and put his life back together.  For the past 12 years, he has dedicated his time to helping female entrepreneurs (and men), attain their greatest business and personal goals.  We also talk about his latest book, Empowered to Rise, and what inspired him to write it.

As a gift to our listeners, David has generously offered a 7-Day Free Trial of his Rise Up Creative resources. 

Start your trial today by going to:

Mar 10, 202157:20
Designing For Wellness with Susie Frazier

Designing For Wellness with Susie Frazier

Susie Frazier is an award-winning artist and author known for a biophilic approach to her work. Using a deep understanding of the healing effects of nature’s patterns, Susie has developed wellness art solutions for health care, hospitality, corporate, and residential settings across the U.S. and abroad. She also sells her own handcrafted accessories and curated goods to consumers through her online store and retail showroom located inside Cleveland's 78th Street Studios.

By leveraging her own sensory experiences with ADHD and generalized anxiety, Susie specializes in freeform installations that bring ease to the overstimulated mind.

Susie is the author of Designing For Wellness, an inspirational book of practical tips for improving mental health through the decorative choices we make in our built environments. Available through Amazon and Apple Books, this independently-published title was the winner of a 2020 International Book Award,  a 2020 Living Now Book Award a 2020 Global eBook Award, and two Best Book Award recognitions as a finalist in the Home & Garden and Health/Psychology Mental Health Categories.

Susie and her ideas have been featured in media outlets across the country including CBS San Diego, Fox News Houston, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Organic Spa Magazine, Interiors & Sources, and more. She was the recipient of a 2018 regional Emmy® award for her NBC TV pilot “Movers & Makers with Susie Frazier,” which aired locally in Northeast Ohio.

In response to COVID-19's negative impact on small business maker economies, Susie invented Maker Town™, a mobile app directory that helps consumers find hundreds of nearby makers so they can more easily determine where they want to shop local, shop handmade and shop small. Currently featuring 600 makers in the Northeast Ohio region, the Maker Town™ app will eventually expand into other markets with Columbus, Ohio being next.

No stranger to establishing local directories, Susie launched Cleveland’s very first gallery guide in 2005, producing and printing it for three years in partnership with Cleveland Magazine, who continued distributing it through 2012. Susie was also the founder of Sparx City Hop, a nationally recognized program that showcases artists, arts retailers and arts festivals in order to drive more commerce in the Downtown Cleveland area. The program is now in its 18th year and is run by the Downtown Cleveland Alliance.

For over 24 years, Susie has created design solutions for some of the most prominent organizations in the world.

Mar 08, 202101:05:34
Amber Tichenor, Author of Behind Frenemy Lines, Rising Above Female Rivalry

Amber Tichenor, Author of Behind Frenemy Lines, Rising Above Female Rivalry

Meet Amber Tichenor

Loyal. Passionate. Adventurous.

I want you to feel empowered and strong to make the choice to be fully YOU. As a coach and speaker focused on women who are ready for transformative change, I bring passion and purpose to my work to help clients move their obstacles and create full, successful lives.

With a history in change management, organizational leadership and bucking the corporate system to venture forth into international jobs and projects, I combine strategic talents with grounded experience to help clients determine their path to passion and purpose. I help women break out of their comfort zones and tackle big topics like workplace rivalry and how to sustain holistic balance in their life and careers. And I don’t tolerate mean girls…or boys.

I have a PhD in Industrial Organizational (I/O) Psychology and specialize in “a-ha” moments. I love having fun with my husband, two kids and Stella the dog.

Feb 17, 202155:32
Employee to Entrepreneur with Jeannie Andresen

Employee to Entrepreneur with Jeannie Andresen

From being stagnant as a corporate-employed 30-year-old to self-employed at 31, Jeannie’s an example of what you can accomplish by investing in hiring a coach and believing in yourself.

She proves that with resiliency, an abundance mindset, and courage, you can make big moves towards creating a successful career you love.

Nov 16, 202050:40
126 Days, 11 Minutes Our Love Story, with author Larry Indiviglia

126 Days, 11 Minutes Our Love Story, with author Larry Indiviglia

Larry Indiviglia wrote 126 Days, 11 Minutes: Our Love Story to honor the life of Gayle and their love for each other. Although brief, Larry considers his relationship with Gayle as one of the most profound experiences of his life. He also hopes 126 Days, 11 Minutes inspires others to say “yes” to love even when logic says, “no.” Larry believes there are many beautiful souls who are looking to discover and experience unconditional love. His book shows it is possible.

Larry Indiviglia is President of INDsightsForLife, Inc., a fitness professional, presenter, and author as well as a business and life coach for the Todd Durkin Mastermind Program. Larry is also a retired naval reserve officer and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He holds a MA in Corporate Fitness Administration and an MBA from the University of San Diego.

Larry has authored articles in Coronado Lifestyles Magazine, Shipmate, The Coronado Eagle, The Gratitude Book, and Balanced Body, Balanced Life. Additionally, he was extensively quoted in Runner’s World and The New York Times His work over a 30-year fitness career has inspired motivated and encouraged people to grow and do their best. His powerful ability to connect with people helps them transform their lives and businesses. His goal for 126 Days, 11 Minutes is to help you transform your relationships by learning to love unconditionally.

Larry lives and works in San Diego, has two children: Joe and Lauren, and one grandson, Luca. Larry’s first book INDsights for Life: Rising Up - Reaching Higher – Together, is an inspirational guide containing daily messages of hope, belief, caring, and love. It is available on Kindle and Audible.

Email Larry at

You can find the book here:

Nov 10, 202056:30
Girls4Greatness with Delia Perry

Girls4Greatness with Delia Perry

Delia was born and raised in a tiny town in rural Iowa.  She admits that she was blessed with a great upbringing and a relatively normal childhood.  However, when she left her small world of familiarity and headed to college, she had to endure some tough experiences that wreaked havoc on her self-esteem and left her confused about who she really was.

Those experiences left her wondering for years why she struggled so much with her self-esteem, habits, and thought process.  She has since been on an amazing journey of self-discovery and self-improvement for what seems like most of her adult life.  And somewhere along the line, she created Girls4Greatness.  The mission of her organization is to inspire you to ROCK a life empowered by your own greatness.

Suggested book:  The Book of Awakening by Mark Nepo

Oct 21, 202042:31
Vital Blends CBD products with Kelly Fanale, Founder

Vital Blends CBD products with Kelly Fanale, Founder

Our story dates back to 2014 when my daughter Courtney started experiencing debilitating, nearly paralyzing hip pain.

She was misdiagnosed with Sciatica for 5 months. By mid-March of 2015, she could not walk, so her doctor ordered an X-Ray, MRI, and CT Scan, which revealed she had Avascular Necrosis of the right hip.

This condition required her to have multiple hip-preservation surgeries throughout the next 2 years, as well as hydrotherapy, hyperbaric chamber treatments, physical and occupational therapy, and Exogen™ bone stimulation. It was a nightmare, as one can imagine!

This is where our journey began. I searched for a variety of CBD products effective for pain management. I vetted 15 different companies’ products to identify the formulas that worked best. Through this process, I learned that not all CBD products are created equally in terms of quality, efficacy, lab testing, and affordability.

Then I met my manufacturer. After one application of CBD-infused Celadrin™ Cream (a pain balm), Courtney felt nearly instant relief. We didn’t know it then, but that cream ended up saving her life.

Within just ten days, she was able to discontinue taking her pain medication, replacing it with a steady regimen of CBD-infused tinctures and pain balms.

Her mind was clear again; she was excited about her recovery, and we both felt like she had been given a completely new lease on life.

This led us to conduct further research. We quickly discovered how effective CBD products could be and how much they were helping others with different ailments/conditions, most notably, neurological conditions such as epilepsy and Parkinson’s, in addition to arthritis, nerve, and joint pain.

We knew we had stumbled upon something incredible and couldn’t wait to share it with the world. Courtney and I decided to turn this into our life’s work.

We wanted to help other people find the same kind of life-altering relief that she had experienced, which led us to the creation of Vital Blends.

Oct 19, 202051:55
Rockin the Ages with Anita Mahaffey, Founder of Cool-Jams

Rockin the Ages with Anita Mahaffey, Founder of Cool-Jams

Anita Mahaffey is a wife, mother, and serial entrepreneur.  She founded Cool-jams in 2007 at the age of 50.  Her goal is to help people sleep better.  As a three-time survivor of cancer, she speaks about inner beauty versus outer beauty and the importance of accepting oneself and other as they are.  Listen to what she has to say about Rockin the Ages.

"My motivation to start Cool-jams in 2007 was because I was having terrible sleep problems. I tried so many brands of sleepwear and couldn’t find anything to help me to stay cool, dry, and temperature regulated. The more I talked to other men and women with the same issues, the more I understood that I was on to something. As a textile expert, I knew there had to be a better way to sleep if I could just develop some fabrics that would help wick moisture, eliminate temperature swings, and dry rapidly. It was a tall order because I was not only concerned about developing a smart fabric to help me sleep better, but I wanted great looking products as well. After several years of research & development, I found the Cool-jams solution and was ready to launch."  -Anita Mahaffey

Oct 07, 202051:55
Win The First Quarter of Your Day, with Coach Cam

Win The First Quarter of Your Day, with Coach Cam

Cameron Campbell, affectionately known as Coach Cam, is a servant, sports enthusiast, and social entrepreneur who has spoken more than a thousand times for various sports and philanthropic organizations including the National Football League (NFL), National Basketball League(NBA) and Major League Baseball (MLB).

He is a former division one (D1) football athlete and graduate of the University of Houston who transformed his passion for sports into a career serving students as an Athletic Director and Head Coach where he was recognized as the all-time winningest coach. He is currently empowering others as a business consultant and owner of Texas Athletics Construction and will be releasing his highly anticipated online course, Win the 1st Quarter of Your Day: Playbook For Wealth, Health, & Success

Oct 01, 202001:05:28
Janis Carmena, eCommerce Queen Bee

Janis Carmena, eCommerce Queen Bee

Janis has been a full-time police officer for 15 years until she was injured and could not work on the road anymore. Not being able to work as a patrol officer anymore was a life-changing moment and Janis decided that she needed to reinvent herself and start another that she was in control of. With this challenge in mind, Janis discovered eCommerce. Janis began her eCommerce journey with retail Arbitrage then she has launched two private label brands on Amazon, Shopify, and by using Clickfunnels. The difference between Janis and all the other Amazon sellers is that she is proud to tell people about her brands and the products she sells. Her first brand is #nostrawchallenge and her second is No Trace Bags.

As a trained teacher before becoming a police officer, Janis has now gone full circle and returned to her roots. She wants to help other women become Ecommerce Queen Bees and take control of their own income. She is a true believer that your journey is yours alone and she is here to help everyone who chooses to take on the eCommerce Journey.

Janis walks us through how to get your products on Amazon and start making money.  Have a listen and go to her website to learn more about her boot camp classes and other offerings.

Sep 24, 202054:49
Nate Peo, Creator of The All In Podcast
Sep 15, 202054:49
Jacqueline Maddison, Founder & Editor-in-Chief or Beverly Hills Magazine

Jacqueline Maddison, Founder & Editor-in-Chief or Beverly Hills Magazine

Sep 10, 202046:34
Tracey Ferrin, Author of Upstruggle and Cancer Thriver

Tracey Ferrin, Author of Upstruggle and Cancer Thriver

Tracey and I have an open, honest, and raw conversation about her journey as a teenage Mom, wife, and cancer patient.  She states that cancer added value beyond measure to her life.  Tracey shares her Struggle Formula along with tips and reminders to help any of us when we are faced with challenging times in our lives.  

Tracey Ferrin is the Best Selling author of Up Struggle, motivational speaker, and cancer Thriver.

She is a contributing writer for the website Love What Matters which has over 8 million followers on social media.

When she isn’t writing or speaking, she can be found teaching group fitness classes. Tracey belongs to a community of speaker sisters and a global personal development community of multi-passionate women. She is a personal development junkie who is always seeking growth opportunities so she can turn around and share her knowledge with others.

For over 10 years, Tracey has served her community through volunteer work with MD Anderson Cancer Center and CanCare.

She is already working on her next book which will be released next year.

Tracey is married to her best friend Ryan, and together they have four children.  Houston, TX is where she calls home.

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Love What Matters website: ( Story below is my most popular story. Can type in my name in the search bar on the website and all my stories will pop up)

Aug 25, 202049:28
Master Talk with Brenden Kumarasamy
Aug 10, 202052:24
Honest to Greatness with Peter Kozodoy

Honest to Greatness with Peter Kozodoy

Peter Kozodoy is the author of Honest to Greatness, an Inc. 5000 serial entrepreneur, TEDx speaker, and business coach who works with organizations and their leaders to help them overcome self-limiting bullsh*t and use brutal honesty to achieve massive success.

But it didn’t start that way.

At 17, he was an Olympic-hopeful figure skater who was sure he would achieve his childhood dream of attending Harvard University.

By 18, he had missed both the Olympics and Harvard. He found his life spiraling out of control...until he finally discovered the power of brutal honesty, particularly when it comes to being honest with yourself.

From the depths of 2008, Peter and his business partner built an Inc. 5000 marketing agency that would go on to work with startups to the Fortune 500, and local car dealers to Warren Buffett. Peter’s tough lessons learned — in business, leadership, and entrepreneurship — have appeared in Inc., Forbes, The Huffington Post and more, He has shared his story at TEDx, CEO Clubs of America, Digital Book World, and many other conferences and corporations, spreading his mission to help leaders use brutal honesty to achieve massive success in business and life.

He holds a BA in Economics from Brandeis University (Summa cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

In this episode, Peter and I discuss his new book Honest to Greatness and the importance of individuals, business owners, and members of the C suite in organizations all over the world to simply tell the truth.






Jul 16, 202046:13
Getting Your Financial World In Order with Kimberly Guha, CFP®, CIMA®

Getting Your Financial World In Order with Kimberly Guha, CFP®, CIMA®

Is your financial world in good order?  It is no secret that unexpected and unplanned events can happen in our lives that can find us on rocky ground if we are not prepared.  I had an informative conversation with Kimberly Guha, a financial advisor with UBS.   We discussed the research that UBS has done on women and finances.  Kim reviewed what the research revealed and gave us some advice, especially to women on what to do to take charge of their finances and future.  And finally, Kim gave us some suggestions on how to deal with increased volatility that we are experiencing in the markets.  

Kimberly is a financial advisor with UBS.  She has her CFP®, CIMA® certification, and focuses on providing tax-aware investment solutions tailored to each of her client's individual financial goals.  Prior to joining UBS, Kim was a Senior Tax Associate and CPA® at Lindsay and Brownell, LLP in San Diego, CA.  Kim specialized in tax planning and analysis for small business owners, successful families, and nonprofit organizations.   She is also the President of a local nonprofit called the Rwandan Orphans Project that focuses on providing education and emotional support to children who would otherwise not have the opportunity.  Kim earned her B.A. in Economics with an emphasis in Accounting at the University of California, Los Angeles.  In addition, she holds the Series 7 and 66 securities licenses and is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor.  In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, running, and practicing karate at a local studio where she lives in southern California.  

Contact information:  Kimberly Guha, CFP®, CIMA®

Financial Advisor
Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠
Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®)

Jul 13, 202032:58
Career Transition, becoming an author, and an honest conversation about grief with Shelley F. Knight

Career Transition, becoming an author, and an honest conversation about grief with Shelley F. Knight

Shelley F. Knight is a once upon a time nurse turned writer who provides an eclectic blend of clinical, holistic, and spiritual expertise in her specialist subjects of Positive Changes, Spirituality, and Grief. She is author of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book (November 2018), host of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Podcast, and is a freelance writer for international magazines.

Shelley holds a first-class degree in adult nursing, and post-graduate studies in Palliative Care and Life-Limiting Illness, Pathophysiology of Cancer, Cytotoxic Chemotherapy, and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Also, Shelley holds a plethora of holistic and spiritual qualifications, including Transformational Regression Therapy, Spiritual Coaching, Spiritual Development Teacher, Holistic Diagnosis Skills, Mindfulness, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Herbalism, and Dream Therapy. She is also an intuitive Tarot card reader, and intuitive Tarot coach, with gifts of clairsentience, clairaudience, and clairvoyance, inherited from her ancestors.

Shelley is passionate about encouraging individuals on a transformational journey towards positive changes, particularly following times of loss in their life, be it the loss of a known and trusted way of life, or loss of a loved one. She has set up the Good Grief Northampton Death Cafe to provide a safe space for people to share their experiences of grief with others, and an accompanying Facebook page to support others beyond her home county of Northamptonshire.




Jul 09, 202032:21
Healing Yourself Using Awareness and Intuition with Emily Dickson
Jul 07, 202040:13
The Creator Mindset with Nir Bashan

The Creator Mindset with Nir Bashan

Nir Bashan is a world-renowned creativity expert. He has taught thousands of leaders and individuals around the globe how to harness the power of creativity to improve profitability, increase sales, and ultimately create more meaning in their work.   Nir has spent the last two decades working on a formula to codify creativity.

That formula is found in Nir's new book, The Creator Mindset, which has been translated into two languages. He was one of the youngest professors ever selected to teach graduate courses at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Also, he taught undergraduate courses at the University of California at Los Angeles.

He has worked on numerous albums, movies, and advertisements with famous actors and musicians ranging from Rod Stewart to Woody Harrelson.  His work on creativity has won a Clio Award and was nominated for an Emmy.

Nir is the founder and CEO of The Creator Mindset LLC, a company that conducts workshops, consulting, coaching, and keynote speeches at conferences and corporate events. His clients include AT&T, Microsoft, Ace Hardware, NFL Network, EA Sports, Suzuki, Activision, and JetBlue.  Nir lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife, young son, and two Bernedoodles named P-Paws and Waylon Jennings.

You can learn more about Nir at 

Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn

Jul 03, 202054:26
Nourishment Vitality with Sheryl Puterman
Jun 17, 202048:23
Creative Journal Expressive Arts with ST Rappaport
Jun 16, 202037:43
Conflict Transformation with Jonathan Miller
Jun 10, 202037:36
Episode 4: Katie Mallinson, Functional Nutrition Expert - Great Advice on Nutritional Supplements

Episode 4: Katie Mallinson, Functional Nutrition Expert - Great Advice on Nutritional Supplements

Common Questions around supplements: 1. Why is there so much confusion around supplements a. Conflicting, misquoted, or poor quality research– we must dig into the data! i. Vitamin E, alpha-d-tocopherol in isolation vs. in combination with d- gamma-tocopherol. ii. Beta-Carotene: smokers (accelerated DNA damage) vs. non-smokers, heavy alcohol drinkers (hepatotoxicity).

b. Each person is unique, and we have to put the data into the context of the complex person in front of us!

2. My friend’s trainer/friend/family member recommended x, should I take it also? 3. How do I know if a supplement is working or I’m taking a supplement, and I don’t notice a change? a. DOSE and TYPE matter! E.g., Magnesium glycinate, threonate, citrate, oxide b. Loading period: glucosamine + Chondroitin – 6 months until we see results. 4. Can’t I get everything through my diet? a. Food-system and growing inconsistencies b. High toxic burden c. Inconsistent dietary patterns or limited diversity 5. Can I take X and eat what I want? NO! You cannot out-supplement a bad diet! a. Progressions: add Turmeric, Ginger, Black pepper for general anti-inflammatory properties. Dealing with acute or chronic inflammation? Consider supplemental curcumin + BioPerine (both are active ingredients of turmeric & black pepper) at therapeutic dose. Again, we must consider the unique individual. Curcumin has blood-sugar-lowering properties. High doses may be contraindicated in specific populations.

Three main questions (and sub-questions) to ask yourself when thinking about supplements: 1. What is the goal/desired outcome you hope to gain from the supplement? a. Is this for general wellness or targeted nutritional therapy? b. What is the health status of the person, and are there any contraindications? 2. What is the appropriate type of supplement? a. Does the form of the supplement match the indicated use? Examples Magnesium, Curcumin, or zinc. b. Is this the most effective supplement to reach the desired outcome from question #1. c. Are there additional co-factors or considerations that need to be taken into account?

3. Is the dose and timeline for supplementation adequate to meet the desired outcome?

a. E.g., fish oil, Glucosamine + Chondroitin, and Vitamin C.

Guidelines for Supplementation: 1. Diet first! You cannot out supplement a bad diet. 

2. Not all supplements are created equal 

3. Dose matters 

4. Consult a licensed professional

Jan 09, 202019:31
Episode 3: Katie Mallinson, Functional Nutrition Expert - What Eating Plan Is Best For You?

Episode 3: Katie Mallinson, Functional Nutrition Expert - What Eating Plan Is Best For You?

What Eating Plan is Best for You? Join Katie and me and learn about the various eating plans available and how to find out what is best for you.

1. 2020 Resolutions - reflect upon 2019 and any resolutions you may have set as asking yourself: what went well and why? What didn't and why? What can I do differently?

2. Diets: Before diving into specific diets, let's talk a little bit about how food serves us as individuals and why there is so much confusion about what to eat.

3. Now let's dive into specific diets Ketogenic Diet: High-fat diet, between 80-90% of calories coming from fat Intermittent Fasting: restricted periods of eating and fasting. Popular - time-restricted eating (16:8) or 5:2 diet Gluten-Free: complete elimination of gluten-containing foods like wheat, barley, rye. Plant-based: high consumption of plants based foods, e.g., vegetables, legumes, grains, etc. Diet may or may not contain animal products. Vegan: 100% plant-based diet. complete elimination of animal products. 4. Do you recommend or caution the use of any of these diets?

5. How does a person figure out what is the best diet for them, and what are some things that they should be looking out for? Any recommendation for specific age groups? What about weight loss?

Key Takeaways:

1. Track your food and how it impacts your body. We need to create awareness about the choices we make and how they affect our bodies and our health. 2. You need to EAT to LOSE weight. If you starve your body, you will not build muscle. Your body will go into preservation mode and hold onto fat. 3. If something isn't working for you, STOP DOING it. Find something new. Be curious and ask questions. Be mindful of confirmation bias. 4. SOCIAL MEDIA is often stronger than science. Don't be afraid to follow the sources back to the original research.

Jan 09, 202036:44
Episode 2: Katie Mallinson, Functional Nutrition Expert - How To Managing Your Eating Through The Holidays or Special Occasions
Jan 09, 202020:56
Episode One: Katie Mallinson, Functional Nutrition Expert - Keeping a Food Journal
Jan 09, 202019:36