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Jun 26: Mirror Touch & No Apparent Distress

Dr. Joel Salinas has mirror-touch synesthesia, a rare, and only recently identified, neurological condition that allows him to actually feel and experience the emotional and physical discomforts of his patients.  Take a journey to the most remote and unexplored corners of the brain in Mirror Touch.  

Dr. Salinas is a Harvard neurologist and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General, where he specializes in brain health, neuropsychiatry, and cognitive behavioral neurology.

A brutal indictment of what is wrong with America’s health care system, No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine takes a long, hard look at how the current state of American medicine fails the poor, and how racism can be a roadblock to individuals seeking health care.  But author Rachel Pearson, MD, ultimately offers hope, telling her redemptive tale of the triumphs and travails of a young doctor trying to find her way in the world.

Dr. Pearson is a physician and researcher whose writing has appeared in Scientific American, The Guardian, and the Texas Observer.  She is currently a resident at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

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Health & Wellness, Social Issues

Apr 10: Outsmart Overeating & Meaningful Work for Autistic Graduates

How do you reign in mindless snacking, emotional eating, and yo-yo dieting? Tune in today for psychological strategies that work, with licensed psychotherapist, speaker, and bestselling author Karen R Koenig.

Using the latest psychological strategies and mindfulness techniques, Karen Koenig’s new book focuses on helping healthcare providers change their patients’ relationship with food, to become ‘normal’ eaters.

Also joining us for Autism Awareness month, Joanne Lara, founder of Autism Works.  Almost 80% of autistic youth graduating this year, will remain unemployed. We’ll look at solutions and discuss ways to help those with Autism create meaningful work.

An innovator in the world of autism therapy, Joanne Lara was the on-set Autism Consultant for Kiefer Sutherland’s FOX TV series “Touch” and co-produced with Temple Grandin the PBS documentary, “Generation A.”

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Health & Wellness, Personal Development

Feb 27: 1] Primal Fat Burner 2] Big Miracles

Dieting can often leave us feeling hungry, fatigued, and muddle-headed. Paleo expert and nutritionist Nora Gedgaudas says it doesn’t have to be that way, and today she’ll share her revolutionary ketogenic diet for “eating what makes you human” in her new book Primal Fat Burner: Live Longer, Slow Aging, Super-Power Your Brain, And Save Your Life With A High-Fat, Low-Carb Paleo Diet.

Nora Gedgaudas is a nutritional consultant, speaker, and educator; a Board-Certified nutritional consultant, and a Board-Certified clinical Neurofeedback Specialist. In private practice in Portland, Oregon.

Big Miracles is not about “wishing for a miracle” in love, life, or business. Big Miracles is a powerful plan. A how-to. A process that can lead  to seemingly miraculous results.

Author and intuitive life coach Joanna Garzilli has helped countless clients — from top tech executives to entertainment celebrities — make over their lives in ways they feel are miraculous. Garzilli has done thousands of intuitive readings, and is often featured in the media including: BBC News, BBC Radio, CNN Money, NBC, and more.

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Health & Wellness, Personal Development

Jan 16: 1] Clearing Emotional Clutter 2] Expectation Hangovers

Drawing upon both modern science and ancient practices practicing psychotherapist and former Buddhist monk Donald Altman says his book Clearing Emotional Clutter can help the reader to “… heal and move on from pains, insults, traumas, toxic stressors, and emotional clutter from the past and the present — without blaming, shaming, or punishing yourself.”

Christine Hassler left her successful job as a Hollywood agent at 25 to pursue a life she could be passionate about . . . but it did not come easily. After being inspired by her own unexpected challenges and experiences, she realized her journey was indeed her destination. Her newest book Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life guides readers on how to treat disappointment on the emotional, mental, behavioral and spiritual levels.

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Donald Altman promises readers of Clearing Emotional Clutter managing emotional clutter begins with managing their brains, and it’s something everyone can do: “While your brain may have initially been shaped by conditions out of your control, the brain is extremely malleable,” he writes. “Neuroscience shows you can reshape the brain’s inner architecture much like an athlete shapes her or his body by going to the gym. Through learning new tools, you become the master programmer capable of rewiring your brain.” Donald is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, and teacher. He served as adjunct professor at Lewis and Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and is an adjunct faculty member of the Interpersonal Neurobiology program at Portland State University.

When our expectations are met and things go according to plan, we feel accomplished, in control, and on track. But when life does not live up to our expectations, we end up with an “expectation hangover.” Expectation Hangover: Overcoming Disappointment in Work, Love and Life by Christine Hassler guides readers on how to overcome when a desired result is not met, an outcome is achieved but it does not give us the feelings we thought it would, life throws us a curveball, or we simply do not feel we are living up to the expectations placed upon us (by ourselves or others). As a professional speaker, Christine leads seminars and workshops to audiences around the country and has appeared as an expert on The Today Show, CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, E!, Style and PBS, as well as various local television and radio shows.

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Fiction, Health & Wellness

Dec 26: 1] Nine Island 2] Your Best Healthcare Now

Jane Alison’s new release Nine Island is a smart, darkly funny, and decidedly feminist examination of middle age sexuality and romantic love in which the narrator struggles with what it means to feel desire and crave romantic love.

With healthcare costs at a premium and insurance being a confusing and frustrating nightmare of details and fine print, Your Best Health Care Now: Get Doctor Discounts, Save With Better Health Insurance, Find Affordable Prescriptions by prize-winning investigative journalist Frank Lalli comes to the rescue as a guide to crack the system and make sure you are getting the right treatments and prescriptions at the right cost.

Enjoy this encore broadcast of Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair. Vicki returns live January 2nd.

Listen to Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair every Monday at noon Pacific on KKNW 1150AM or 94.9FM HD. For exclusive updates throughout the rest of the week, like us on Facebook, and follow Vicki St. Clair on Twitter!

Jane Alison, aided by the advice of her friends and the poetic philosophies she studies, struggles with what it means to feel desire and crave romantic love in her new autobiographical novel Nine Island. Jane has authored a memoir and three novels and was the translator of Ovid’s stories of sexual transformation, Change Me. She is Professor and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

When Frank Lalli was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a potentially terminal blood cancer, he put his reporter’s instincts to work and ultimately got the lifesaving $571-a-day drug he needed…for free. Learn how to crack the system in his new book, Your Best Health Care Now: Get Doctor Discounts, Save With Better Health Insurance, Find Affordable Prescriptions. Frank is the former editor of Money, George, and Readers Digest International magazines and worked as an investigative reporter for Forbes. Currently the special health correspondent for Parade, he has devoted his career to getting to the bottom of a good story.

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Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Personal Development

Dec 12: 1] Cooking with the Muse 2] Fully Engaged

Sinking your teeth into Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare gives you the rare opportunity to fill your stomach and fill your soul in one sitting. Chef and cookbook author Myra Kornfeld and poet and scholar Stephen Massimilla combine their talents to bring you 150 seasonal recipes, an anthology of food poems going back to ancient days, food lore and philosophy, and playful and practical preambles to feast on while you cook!

How often do you find yourself having to overcome self-doubt, your mind clinging to something negative that may not have even happened yet? In Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life author Thomas Sterner shows you how to set goals in order to stop sabotaging your confidence, bringing clarity to your mind when it tries to obsess over the negative.

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Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare is a cookbook for all book lovers and lovers of food. This cook’s literary book is also a book lover’s cookbook. It is full of seasonal recipes, related poems and lore about food, commentaries on poems, delectable historical and linguistic information, and musings that celebrate the pleasures of life. Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massimilla emphasize the richness and abundance of foods and words with which we can nourish our bodies, our senses, our hearts, and our minds. Myra is a chef, educator, and the author of three previous cookbooks who teaches traditional food workshops and ethnic cooking classes at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. Stephen is a poet, scholar, professor, and painter whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications and he has been interviewed on public radio and television, presented papers at numerous conferences, and performed his work at many venues, including Carnegie Hall.

Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life builds on the concepts Thomas Sterner first presented in his bestseller The Practicing Mind. Thomas helps you to learn how to use “thought awareness training”, make peace with incompleteness, and successfully navigate confrontational situations. Thomas is the founder and CEO of The Practicing Mind Institute. He is a popular speaker who works with high-performance individuals including, athletes, industry groups and individuals, helping them to operate effectively within high-stress situations so that they can break through to new levels of mastery.

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Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Personal Development

Nov 21: 1] Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow 2] The Stress Solution

Now you can encourage children to eat more veggies and fruits in a fun, educational and positive way. Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow uses charming illustrations by 12-year old Alexander Guylay combined with real-life photography and simple rhymes by award winning nutrition educator Kathryn Kemp Guylay to create an augmented reality that immediately draws kids in.

Contemporary life has come to include working too much, sleeping too little and feeling disconnected from partners and family. Our health and relationships suffer (as does our work.) AsThe Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience author Arthur Ciaramicoli EdD, PhD, shows, this state of affairs can be changed… while maintaining high performance success.

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Give It a Go, Eat a Rainbow is not just a book; it is a multi-media resource to help parents, teachers, groups and individuals eat better and be healthier! As the founder and executive director of Nurture, author Kathryn Kemp Guylay provides free nutrition and wellness education and services to children and families. As a principal of Healthy Solutions of Sun Valley, she brings wellness solutions to organizations and corporations through speaking engagements and workshops. You can hear Kathryn’s voice on KDPI FM Ketchum when she hosts her own bi-weekly radio show on wellness topics.

Arthur Ciaramicoli EdD, PhD uses simple and realistic, yet powerful and profound techniques in he Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience to demonstrate to readers how to use empathy to perceive accurately, use cognitive behavioral therapy to correct distorted thinking, and trigger our own neurochemistry to produce calm, focused energy. Dr. Ciaramicoli is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been treating clients for more than 30 years. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Psycho­logical Association. Currently in private practice, Dr. Ciaramicoli has been on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for several years, and is a lecturer for the American Cancer Society among several other notable positions for various medical centers in Massachusetts.

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Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Personal Development

Nov 14: 1] Make Peace with Your Mind 2] Start Right Where You Are

We are our own worst critics due to that intruding inner voice that always makes us second-guess ourselves every step of the way… is it not good enough, or maybe too much… might as well give up, right? Now you can defeat that inner critic thanks to bestselling author and renowned meditation teacher Mark Coleman, who offers practical tools to shut that voice up for good in Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic.

Nineteen years ago, Sam Bennett was couch-bound and depressed and not in the mood for the famous self-help book her friends gave her to cheer her up. But as she adapted its ideas to her own life over time, she became a believer and her subsequent success in creating her own company inspired her to write Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists.

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At times the Inner Critic… that voice that makes us second-guess our every step by saying “not enough,” “not good enough,” or sometimes “too much,”… can be so strong that it feels invincible, but bestselling author and renowned meditation teacher Mark Coleman promises that it is not in Make Peace with Your Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic. Mark is the founder of the Mindfulness Institute and has guided students on five continents as a corporate consultant, counselor, meditation teacher, and wilderness guide.

Author Sam Bennett uses 66 small, easily doable changes you can make to achieve their goals and dreams in Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists. Readers will learn to get over their fear of success, figure out how to pick a great project, and find or build their “tribe” … a community of like-minded people who will support them, celebrate them, and cherish their involvement in their lives. Sam created The Organized Artist Company to help creative people get unstuck and achieve their goals. She is a writer, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled thousands of artists and entrepreneurs on their way to success.

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Health & Wellness, Personal Development, Self-help

Oct 10: 1] Take Control of Your Anxiety 2] Outsmarting Overeating

There’s nothing funny about anxiety, but licensed psychologists Dr. Chris Cortman and Dr. Harold Shinitzky use humor in their approach to helping others. In their new book is Take Control of Your Anxiety: A Drug-Free Approach to Living a Happy, Healthy Life, they combine brain science, case studies, exercises and a little levity to deliver an easy read for anyone suffering from anxiety.

Food is not the culprit leading to overeating according to psychotherapist and eating coach Karen R. Koenig. In Outsmarting Overeating, she illustrates how boosting essential life skills such as physical self-care, problem solving, and handling emotions can propel you toward beating overeating rather than relying on sheer willpower.

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Do you know what really triggers panic attacks? Are you a chronic worrier or have you ever self-medicated with alcohol or tranquilizers? According to mental health professionals, anxiety disorders have emerged as the common cold of mental illness. Dr. Chris Cortman and Dr. Harold Shinitzkyhave created a tool box of simple resources and self-help techniques with Take Control of Your Anxiety: A Drug-Free Approach to Living a Happy, Healthy Life, emphasizing a non-pharmaceutical, evidence-based approach to mastering anxiety. Chris Cortman, PhD has been a licensed psychologist for 28 years and is a much sought-after speaker, as well as providing psychological consultation at several hospitals. Harold Shinitzky, PhD has been a licensed psychologist for more than 20 years and was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Outsmarting Overeating by Karen R. Koenig explores eight essential life skills, illustrating how lacking in them can cause unnecessary eating. She picks up where diet books leave off, covering the difference between compulsive and emotional eating, why troubled eaters will never end their food problems if they dont’ improve their life skills, the psychology of eating, and how to combat rebound eating. Karen is a licensed psychotherapist, eating coach, and speaker who has authored five other books about eating and weight.

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Oct 03: 1] Nine Island 2] Your Best Healthcare Now

Jane Alison’s new release Nine Island is a smart, darkly funny, and decidedly feminist examination of middle age sexuality and romantic love in which the narrator struggles with what it means to feel desire and crave romantic love.

With healthcare costs at a premium and insurance being a confusing and frustrating nightmare of details and fine print, Your Best Health Care Now: Get Doctor Discounts, Save With Better Health Insurance, Find Affordable Prescriptions by prize-winning investigative journalist Frank Lalli comes to the rescue as a guide to crack the system and make sure you are getting the right treatments and prescriptions at the right cost.

Listen to Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair every Monday at noon Pacific on KKNW 1150AM or 94.9FM HD. For exclusive updates throughout the rest of the week, like us on Facebook, and follow Vicki St. Clair on Twitter!

Jane Alison, aided by the advice of her friends and the poetic philosophies she studies, struggles with what it means to feel desire and crave romantic love in her new autobiographical novel Nine Island. Jane has authored a memoir and three novels and was the translator of Ovid’s stories of sexual transformation, Change Me. She is Professor and Director of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.

When Frank Lalli was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a potentially terminal blood cancer, he put his reporter’s instincts to work and ultimately got the lifesaving $571-a-day drug he needed…for free. Learn how to crack the system in his new book, Your Best Health Care Now: Get Doctor Discounts, Save With Better Health Insurance, Find Affordable Prescriptions. Frank is the former editor of Money, George, and Readers Digest International magazines and worked as an investigative reporter for Forbes. Currently the special health correspondent for Parade, he has devoted his career to getting to the bottom of a good story.

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