Train Your Brain, Claim Your Power
By Susan Sherayko
Train Your Brain, Claim Your PowerAug 19, 2020
Imani McKinnon Shares "The Life" as a Voice for the Voiceless
Imani McKinnon speaks well as an advocate for the disabled who cannot speak for themselves. What's startling is that Imani is a quadraplegic herself. She holds a job, is involved with the Access Project and a variety of other groups that support the disabled. One message stands out when she talks about the challenges she faces: We are not different from each other. We just do things differently. She would like to be an advocate for elevators, train platforms and other transportation which can impede the ability of the disabled to move freely. Learn more at her Facebook group, "Let's Talk".
Sean Williams Introduces Us to "The Fashion Fairie"
Sean's books are in part inspired by his children's great grandma who lived in South Africa. She lives in a big tree with the monkeys. Her car is a rhinoceros. For 8 years, his grand daughter believed it. That is the stuff that Sean has created in "Nanna Nellie's Australian Adventures," "Pixie Punks," and "Fashion Fairies." These are books that make people happy without even trying. His wife did all the readings for the audio version. He says that chose hard Australian words just to torment her. Even stroke patients find the aboriginal words are a work out and a healing.
Faith Vigil Recommends Staying Open-Minded
Faith has come through major challenges in life, yet she stands strong in her faith as she understands it. Her recuperation borders on the miraculous and her beliefs grow from there. Is it possible for all of us not to judge others, but to stay open-minded?
Tambi Harwood's Sci-Fi Novel for Young Adults
When 16 year old Liam and his friends discover a meteor that crashed on earth, they start developing uncanny powers. However, they are soon being hunted by Asher, a time traveling alien, who wants to absorb these new Quantic powers. Liam wants to help his friends but cannot as he has been falsely arrested for killing 13 kids at Moon Lake Summer Camp. How can he make them believe "I am not the Moon Lake Camp Killer"!
Colinda Latour is Creating a Lifestyle of Love
Colinda Latour had her share of ups and downs in life, however, it wasn't until she received a wake up call that she decided to do something about it. The result was a 31 day experiment in creating a lifestyle of love. And it worked! Tune in to learn more about what she did so you can apply these steps in your life as well.
Anita Jepson-Gilbert Shares the Story of Maria and the Nazca Lines with Children
Anita Jepson-Gilbert became aware of the Nazca lines in Peru when her husband shared an article with her. It became her passion to research and write about Maria Reiche's life work on the origins and significance of the Nazca lines in Peru. When they were discovered by a pilot flying overhead, no one knew what or why they were there. Answering those questions became Marie Reiche's quest and Anita Jepson-Gilbert has brought that story forward for children.
Are You LIstening? The Heart of Organizational Leadership
Dr. Carrie Colello is a woman with a mission. Observing firsthand the morale issues in a work environment where management was not listening to the concerns of their employees in the field, Carrie developed a 7 step process to improve communication in the workplace while pursuing her doctorate. Decision makers reviewed the information, but did not implicate the suggestions. Now, she wants to reach further out to get the message across: start listening.
David Puetz Introduces "Inspector Bugs"
David Puetz loves the curious nature of his dog. He always seem to be inspecting something, searching for clues, helping others solve their problems. So, naturally, David decided to write a book series about him. The result: a children's book "Inspector Bugs". Others are on the way.
Rose Sweetflower Found Writing "Truly Loved" Therapeutic
Rose Sweetwater did not have an easy childhood. Her parents split. Her mom barely cared for her and her sisters. Her father had to kidnap his girls to get them out of a bad situation. Her step-mom was jealous of them and treated them poorly. As a result, Rose never felt truly loved. Her poems tell the story of the healing journey she undertook.
David Cresap Transcribes Inspired Rhymes
David Cresap is attuned to guidance that comes to him through poems, instant manifestation and safety instructions. The greatest challenge is to fight the internal battle to ignore the warnings or to obey them. He's also a myopractor and interested in the medical properties found in fruits and vegetables and a host of other things.
He's written several books and if you want to know more about him, check out his website www.newlifebody.com.
As a coach, I support your search for purpose and assignment in the world. If you are feeling a sense of wanting something more in your life, I invite you to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or to sign up for a vision masterclass at www.embracepositivechange.com. I welcome your participation.
Dr. Kathy Stewart Writes on the Book of Hebrews
In a workbook format, Kathy Stewart helps readers to explore the book of Hebrews, one of the most powerful descriptions of the role of Jesus Christ in the entire Bible. In the subtitle, "It's Not How You Start, It's How You Finish," Dr. Stewart makes a strong case for the premise that it's important to endure to the end.
Lauren Brollier Newton Has Six Figure Savvy
About five years ago, Lauren Brollier Newton picked herself up from the pain and shame of discovering her husband of one week had been living a dual life for 7 years to become a transformational life coach and business consultant. As soon as she was certified, Lauren started Soul Savvy which is now a multi-million dollar coaching company. On this call, Lauren brings her insights into personal and business development that are practical and inspirational. To continue the conversation, please visit Lauren at www.soulsavvy.com.
Claudine Donaldson Shares Poetry in "Your Heart, My Soul: Piece by Piece"
Claudine Donaldson has written poetry throughout her life. My brother and I would write about events and I'd write a poem for all their accomplishments. At some point, I just wanted it in book form. So now here it is. For me, writing has been a therapeutic process and it is my hope that people will get what they need - at whatever stage in the process they find themselves.
In Cowboys and Conductors, Dustin Davis Discusses the Role of Leadership with Horses and People
Dustin Davis is a cowboy who trains and breeds horses and cows. Along the way, he has discovered that horses have an opinion. Training them to respect your opinion on command demands you take a leadership role with them. It's a skillset that translates directly to leadsing people as well. It also involves flexible communication skills. Each of us maps out a plan for a day's activities, however, the horse may not agree with our plan. We adjust. We become malleable. We work around the difference of opinion - which is very much how we work together as people as well. The book: Cowboys and Condustors.
Meet Novelist Mark Relic, Author of "The Woods"
"The Woods" is a mysterious place. It's difficult to describe and each person who visits will have their own experience. Mark describes it as autobiographical fiction. It's not predictable as a format in which reality and fiction intertwine.
Scott Friedman Speaks Fitness
Scott Friedman is more than just a fitness coach. He emphasizes the importance of mindset to achieve great results. The mind is involved in setting and keeping good habits and lifestyle. Everyone wants to improve themselves and feel better. However, they are frozen by a number of things - fear of failure, fear of success, fear of judgment, not knowing what to do, unsure if what they are doing is working or a lack of results. Working with Scott, clients get to shift their mental habits and improve what they accomplish in the process.
Come Celebrate A Three Turtle Summer with Janelle Hooper
Janelle Hooper has been writing most of her life with several titles to show for it; The Turtle Trilogy, Geronimo's Laptop, Custer and His Naked Ladies, Geronimo: Life on the Reservation among them. When she started to write as a 7 year old, she began with a journalistic sparkm, creating the neighborhood news. She had to learn to promote books to give them a chance. You can find her books online wherever books are sold.
Nancy Jasin Ensley Writing Memoirs of a Survivor
The experience of writing one's memoirs as a survivor of parental abandonment is challenging, however, Nancy Jasin Ensley has done it. She has been writing since she was 8 years old as an escape, and in this 9th book, "The Tire Swing: A Memoir About Survival," Nancy talks about the resulting impact those experiences have had on her life. She feels those who are looking for faith and strength through AA type programs or have lived through physical abuse for ages 10-35 will benefit from this story. She is happy to speak at book clubs and other organizations. She can be reached via email at email@example.com to arrange engagements.
Tate Seibert and His Cochlear Implant
Marylin Leinenbach and Anne Raymond are bring their book, "Tate and the Super Hear-o Cape" to schools and libraries in their home area. However, they have much bigger dreams. You see, this is a true story of a young boy, Tate, who was struggling with 2 hearing aids and still only able to hear 25% of the sound. His dad, Mark Siebert, also had poor hearing and received one of the early cochlear implants in 2001. When he saw his son struggling, he and his wife determined to get Tate a cochlear implant as well. Just over a year ago, Mark and his aunt Marylin started the book. They made a point to write this book in Tate's voice, true to life. Even the illustrations look just like Tate. After the surgery, it took a few weeks to find that Tate hears well with this new device and he began smiling from ear to ear.
The book was written to explain to Tate's classmates what a cochlear implant is, why it is needed and how challenging it can be to relate to deaf children because people don't realize the isolation that deafness causes or what that strange thing is attached to his head. Now, Tate and Marylin travel around schools and libraries reading the book together to packed auditoriums. The children really get into the story and cheer for Tate.
This book would be of value to schools, libraries, audiology offices, and non-profit organizations providing educational support for people of disabilities. Adding a video version of Tate and Marylin reading the book might make an even bigger contribution than reading the book alone. I'd love to see that happen.
Noah St. John Shares the Secret Sauce to a 7-Figure Lifestyle
Noah St. John has been a personal mentor of mine starting a decade ago. This latest of his books offers numerous secrets to get the outcomes you want in life. And they are all solid coaching techniques. He teaches us how to leverage the four focus factors that can make or break our success. It's not just theory. The book is filled with exercises and questions to facilitate your progress throughout. Noah wants you to have your breakthrough!
Dawn Weyand Coaches Pregnant Women Even Those in Prison
Author and fitness specialist Dawn Weyand helps women stay physically fit throughout their pregnancies. What she discovered is that it is far more challenging to work with pregnant prisoners within the penal system.
Jennifer Cochern Talks About Alignment
Jennifer Cochern developed her own system that evolved out of her personal experiences. She describes this process in her book "Alignment: Move From Internal Chaos to Clarity." Using stories, Jennifer shares the ways to apply the A-B-C's that is easily relatable to everyone's life.
Author Eve Strongheart Talks About Childhood Abuse and Recovery
Eve Strongheart shares the underlying traumas that are captured in "The Woman Next Door" and "The Black Sheep: A Survivor's Story of Recovery. These stories are drawn from her personal experience. She wrote these books for her own healing when working with first responders she realized that their traumas triggered and exasperated her own memories of life growing up and into her marriage. Eve holds an MA in Counselling. She works with First Responders - military, psychiatric nurses, police who suffer from P.T.S.D. or occupational stress disorders. Eve's strong message: You can experience traumatic events in your life and find ways to get past them and move on. Recovery is possible. She only has one asterisk: Don't try to do it alone. She found her healing through 12 Step Programs.
Gary Benoit's Book Highlights His Own First Responder Adversity Story and How He Overcame It
When police officer Gary Benoit went through an officer involved shooting, it was a turning point to his entire life. He almost lost his wife and family. Over a little over 4 years, he examined his life, his relationships and what he could do to heal the personal issues he'd been holding in for years. He had all the issues of PTSD. With a new mindset, his marriage healed and they began to work together to help other first responders overcome adversity as well as they explored 7 key areas of life, the seven "F"s. The question - why are you doing so well when others are not - fueled his desire to write his book. He goes through it all in the book and how his wife and he have grown together over the years. He now teaches firefighters, police officers, nurses, corrections and others in a Frontline Resiliency program he and his wife offer where they show how to create a touchstone they can go back to daily to serve them during crises, be in gratitude. They offer live events and conscious connections with others in the community. Check out "A Call for Service: Overcoming Adversity Through Resilience" on Amazon or jump onto Benoit Wellness Consulting.com to learn all their services. From his perspective, one message stands out: Regardless of where you are, it's not who you are. It's just where you are at in that moment. The power of making one decision to change the way you're doing things can propel new results for you faster than you might believe."
Jason Thompson is Entertainer and Inspirateur
What a fun time I had chatting with Jason Thompson. He's a comedian and philosopher. Trained in the clergy, he left to explore a broader philosophy and found a home entertaining with his stand up and impersonations. I was able to catch him in Australia while visiting family there. However, you can find him performing in California where he makes his home.
Mardria Williams Recommends "When Sorrow Comes My Way, I Look Up"
When Jesus taught, he shared stories - what we call parables. And to this day, one of the most effective ways to teach is to do with a story that is an example of what people do to get through life events. For Mardria, she looks up for spiritual support and her book "When Sorrow Comes My Way, I Look Up" is a presentation of the stepping stones that enable us to move from our life trials to our goals. She learned about this through going through loss on several occasions - as an 11 year old, as a young wife and mother. She shares on these experiences here today.
The Value of Transformational Principles for Business Building
Stacey Berger uses her business building background, combined with transformational principles to help individuals prevent burnout by balancing their lives. If you are burning the candle at both ends and suffering physically as a result, you will want to hear her story. Also, one of the techniques she finds valuable involves storytelling. We all have our own stories and there are others that are archetypal. For instance, animals don't live our lives, but it's in their nature to exemplify lessons we can learn in our own lives. Can you relate to the patterns of a Canadian goose? Are you trying to make sense of what is happening in your life as you transition from being a caterpillar to a butterfly?
Guide Uma Girish Explains Human Design
When we first met Uma Girish, she had just written her book "Losing Amma, Finding Home: A Memoir About Love, Loss and Life's Detours." Uma had become a grief guide when she lost her mother, and hosted a podcast "The Grammar of Grief" for some time. Then she became aware of Human Design and has gone on to become a Human Design Guide where she helps individuals discover (or remember) who they have come here to be. The system is a blend of ancient wisdom, astrology, Jewish Kabbala, modern quantum consciousness and genetic coding. This technique is rapidly growing worldwide.
Sara Hathaway is a Powerhouse in Environmental Fiction and Education
Sara Hathaway is the author of the 8 Part "Changing Earth" series. Nothing dry here. There is plenty of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll to catch your interest. She's taken some of her survival stories to create radio dramas or you can catch her podcast "Survival: Fiction and Facts." She is active in the Prepper Broadcasting Network and, at times, is taking issue with some environmental solutions being touted. In particular, she sees problems with solar batteries that can only be created by strip mining the Andes Mountains in Latin America and destroying their wilderness.
Grief Recovery Specialist Pat Acklie-Roth Discusses Working Through Grief Herself and with Others
Pat Acklie-Roth spent much of her life as the owner of a dressmaker business in Nebraska, however, in 2014, she began a course of study that has added a new dimension to her life. Soon she was working mornings as a seamstress and coaching in the afternoons. She found the love of her life with whom she spent his last 6 1/2 years. That's the point where she got involved in grief recovery. Now, she coaches privately and in groups, and speaking for churches and other organizations on the topic of 61 Tips on Handling Grief. Her favorite part of speaking is the audience participation. She is included in the Short, Sweet and Sacred book series. To learn more about Pat's services, check out her website at LifeChangingCoachingConsulting.com.
Stories About Finding One's Greatness by Paul Fischetti
Paul Fischett has published three novels. These stories are generational, drawn from his family's legacy as immigrants and sports figures. The third, Miss Pretty Please, introduces the feminine contribution to the stories with a more futurist exposition. Paul describes his books as fun, exciting and "soft inspirational." They are "Hot in August," "The Safety", and "Miss Pretty Please." He'd like people to realize they don't have to be superstars. They can do great things as everyday people, supporting others and being of service. He'd like to live this way in his own life, counselling youth to find the "magic" in pursuit of their dreams.
From Three Left Feet to Transcendance
Benjamin Blackett began his journey from three left feet to Transcendance while a theatre major in college. Along the way, he began to develop his intuition, evolving into a Transcendance facilitator. On this call, you will not only get to understand what Transcendance is, you will also receive a very special offer from Benjamin to experience it for yourself.
PW the Poet is your Cyrano de Bergerac
Have you ever struggled to declare your love for someone special? PW the Poet has found a way to make the process more comfortable. She has written poems designed for you to read aloud to your love, especially on those days when your own words elude you.
Alice Parker Takes Us Across the Decades with "Choices, Changes & Friends"
Alice Parker grew up in the years when women's rights were just beginning to be discussed and explored. In those days, women were willing to experiment with totally new ideas of what was possible for them. And Alice was doing just that with her friends. It's a coming of a new age novel.
Rebuilding Your Life Radio Mihailo Subotic
The idea for Mihailo Subotic's legacy book "2 Paycheques Away: Heads and Tales of the Downtown Eastside" developed while he was participating in photographing charity haircuts in Vancouver. The book became a way to raise money for 2PaychequesAway.org. These books are available at BooksbyMihailo.com, Apple Books, Google and Amazon.
Marilyn Barry discusses the way to bring Heaven to Earth now
Author Marilyn Barry triangle meditated with psychosynthesist trainer Vivian King for two years prior to her death and continued for 11 years after. The other partners in the triangle meditations were able to corroborate their mutual experiences and have documented the experience in the book, "Viva." The descriptions of life in Heaven, the progressive journey one undertakes, and the guidance shared on how to bring Heaven to Earth now make this a powerful volume.
For Steven Sego, There are Only Two Churches: God and Evil
Steven Sego discusses writes about only two churches: good and evil. He answers basic questions such as who is God, when is He coming back? His views are based on the Book of Mormon. His purpose is to help people live in ways so that they can keep these two kingdoms separate.
Duane Haynes Knows God Wants You "To Flourish"
Duane Haynes fell from a high dive when he was 12 years old. He went into a coma, went to heaven, and met God. He was told, "Go back and show them the way home." And that's exactly what he has done. His poems are meant to be read aloud. Even in his interview, he is sharing a message for readers and listeners alike that have changed lives. Duane shares three of these poems here.
Elise Cilliers and Her Husband Have "A Passion For Radio"
Elise Cilliers' book "A Passion for Radio" tells the story of how she and her husband built Waterberg Studio 104.9 in Limpopo, South Africa, bringing an entirely new voice to the broadcasting region without any prior experience. It had been her husband's boyhood dream and took a long time planning. Finally, in 2009 their plans came to fruition. "A Passion for Radio" is motivational and spiritual.
John Quarmby Shares the Story of The Boy Ciaran
John Quarmby shares the story of a young man he met in Ireland who had suffered abuse for years. The book came about as therapy for John to discuss the problems he discovered - a ring of sexual abuse that was harming the children of a town. This book is a painful read and not suitable for survivors of abuse to read as it's too disturbing. Still, it's an important story to tell. The children suffered from a range of problems: alcoholism, drugs, bank robberies, prison, prostitution, drunk and disorderly, PTSD. Yet with care, they were able to move on. They got married, had children and successful careers.
Jon Edward Gauthier Lost 5 Siblings Over 4 Years and Learned How Life Works
Jon Edward Gauthier has worked in the Ronald Reagan White House, with Jack Kemp on Capitol Hill and with Fannie Mae. Yet his book "Embracing Goodness: How Life Works" has nothing to do with economics. Rather, it is about life lessons learned when he lost 5 siblings in 4 years due to major traffic accidents. He sees the book as a first aid kit for emotional wounds. The book focuses on applications of the principles of St. Therese of Lisieux's book "The Story of a Soul." She did little things with great love.
Prolific Writer Julie Young is a Christian Mystic Charged to Write about Redemption and the Second Coming
Julie Young has written 44 books to date, all about redemption and the second coming. She works in the health care industry and is a Reiki Master teacher. She has experienced the Mother Mary coming through her, Jesus teaching her science and history, showing her what is coming, and both St. Gabriel and St. Michael work with her. The Catholic Church has all 44 of her books and she has been told that they are waiting to see what happens in this world.
These 44 titles include: "Miracles Among Chaos," "Into the Fires of Hell," "Evidential Mediumship," "The Tree of Knowledge is Mary's Sweet Vine," and "Book of Dreams."
To find African American heroes in fantasy sci fi, check out the Black Diamond series by T-POT
Terrence Potter has been a fan of fantasy science fiction since he was a boy. However, it was hard to find African American heroes. As he got older, he noticed the lack of diversity in superheroes and began to create the diversity he wasn't seeing. Underlying message to his readers: Be the change you want to see. For him, that meant creating heroes that more people can relate to so they can be inspired to make a difference.
A. W. Cook's "Exit Strategy" Supports Christian Values
A. W. Cook as written a novel that explores life on the inside of a crime organization after a young couple determine they have to find an exit strategy to get out and live their lives. Rev. Cook is mindful to avoid offensive language and sexual references in the telling. Rev. A. Wayne Cook has also written "Live Right to Live Well: The Truth About Prosperous Living."
Raymond Brown Suggests We Each Learn to Recognize "The Moment I Should Have Bounced"
Observing life as he does, Raymond Brown wants us to notice negative reactions to circumstances and get in the habit of asking ourselves 'what should I have done instead?' Our interactions reveal signs of problems ahead and the sooner we recognize them, the sooner we can take action to get rid of them. This is especially true of human relationships. There are simple 'tells' that we should not ignore. Raymond is a good speaker, and is brutally honest about things as he sees them. He would enjoy coming to community events to tell it like it is and hopefully save someone a great deal of heartache and pain in the process.
Gemma Escolano Shares "Vibrant Memories: Poems of Whispers and Mystery that Brings Out the Vigour of Heart
Born in the Philippines, Gemma Escolano has lived in Australia with her family for 10 years. In 2010, a small inner voice urged her to write, however, it was a slow process until her daughter read her writings and encouraged her to write more. Gemma feels that if her book and touch hearts and cause an awakening, that will be an accomplishment. Her main message: There is always light at the end of a struggle. You feel it.
Marvina Sims Has Used Coaching and Writing to Heal Herself and Others
Marvina Sims has suffered with pain since birth, born with broken bones that the doctor couldn't see. She was born with brittle bone disease, type 4. Adding to that pain, she was born in a dysfunctional family and was a victim of abuse until 15 years into her marriage, she realized that she was in an abusive relationship and began the road to healing. Now she is a domestic abuse advocate and mental illness. She is a coach, firmly believing that if we're not healed, we will "bleed on" others, a victim of things that "trigger" us. She is also an author. Currently, she has written 5 books, "Brittle Never Broken," "All Lives Matter," "Massage Ginny," "Labeling Saga," and her fun book, "Duplex Occurrences."
Ruth Ann Warren Talks About Chocolate, Dancing and a Little Bit of Magic
Ruth Ann Warren's day job was to come up with marketing promotion ideas for some of the best chocolatiers in the world. When the pandemic sidelined everyone, Ruth Ann Warren put all that creativity to good use but writing children's books and then designing creative ways to share them. For her "A Little Chocolate, A Little Dancing, Together They Make Magic," Ruth Ann goes to schools and libraries to read the book and make the story real by eating and dancing with the children. She has other creative ideas in development including a digital version of her book. Watch for more from Ruth Ann Warren!
Author Dawn Weyand Tackles More Than Natal Health: Pregnancy Fitness and Nutrition in Her New Documentary
A personal trainer specializing in serving pregnant women, Dawn Weyand decided to share her expertise with a wider audience through her book "Natal Health: Pregnancy Fitness and Wellness Guide" in 2013. At that point, life took a turn. While completing a law degree, Dawn's interest in pregnant women took her to the American prisons where she uncovered some questionable practices. The result is a documentary "Pregnant Prisoner." The subject has become her calling and she is actively fundraising to improve women's lives in the prison environment. For more information, she can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracy Smith Overcomes Sadness by Finding Li'l Bits of Beauty in Everyday Life
When Tracy Smith lost her father, she'd been thinking of writing about him and that urge kept growing. The process itself became a way of overcoming grief. The title - Li'l Bits of Buford: Overcoming Sadness by Finding "Bits" of Beauty in Everyday Life" -- is a tribute to her dad who was known as "Little Bits" in their community. The book itself is written as a journal, each month a chapter. Tracy herself is an artist - a prophetic artist. Each piece starts with scribbling and then turns into a message that she may not see herself. The person who views the piece shares its meaning.