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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness, Memoir, Non Fiction

Nov 30: Topher Brophy with Dog Dad

When you rescue an animal, who rescues who?

Life changed for Topher Brophy when he adopted his four-legged, look-alike  ‘love battery’ – aka Rosenberg.  One thing led to another, and today Brophy and Rosenberg have almost a quarter of a million followers on Instagram.

The title of Topher’s new book tells you exactly what we talk about today, DOG DAD: How Animals Bring Out the Best in Us and Can Help Save the World.

Studies show that living with animals can help improve our overall health. Pets provide emotional support proven to lower blood pressure, lift depression, reduce anxiety, increase feelings of joy and happiness – and they help us get out of our head and into nature.

*If you’re thinking of getting a new companion, Adopt Don’t Shop. Contact Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair for shelters near you, if you need help.*

About Topher Brophy

Topher Brophy is a New York-based Dog Dad artist who’s gained international attention through the socially conscious, imaginative photos of him and his son, Rosenberg The Dog.  Topher is donating all author proceeds from DOG DAD to American Humane.

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Health & Wellness, Personal Development, Self-help

Sep 28: Good Burdens: Living Joyfully in the Digitial Age with Christina Crook

Re-imagining a Life of Joy in the Age of Tech

It’s time to Forget #FOMO and aim for #JOMO with the Marie Kondo of Digital. Christina Crook shares why the internet was making her a lazy thinker, writer, and friend – and why seeing a priest bless an old Blackberry was her tipping point.

We discuss the elements of joy, the importance of commitment, the immense power of being brave. What it takes to realign your energy and prioritize your wellbeing so that tech works for you versus the other way around.  Her book Good Burdens offers conrete solutions on how to thrive in the age of the internet.

About Christina Crook

A digital mindfulness thought leader, speaker, writer, and host of the JOMO(cast) podcast, Christina Crook is a premiere voice in the world of digital wellbeing.  The author of the award-winning book The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World and the leader of a global #JOMO movement, she regularly shares her insights in outlets including The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and the BBC.  Christina’s latest book is Good Burdens: How to Live Joyfully in the Digital Age.

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Health & Wellness, Journalism, Non Fiction, Psychology, Science, Self-help

JUL 06: Caroline Williams with MOVE

How the Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free

If you hate working out, loathe gong to the gym, listen up!  New science shows how even simple movement can boost your mental health.

Journalist Caroline Williams interviews Nobel prize winning scientists, yoginis, athletes, and health experts and learned that while going to the gym is great, it may not be the best solution for you.

We share how stretching lifts the draining effects of an overactive immune system. What dance can do for your emotional literacy. How core strength can help control stress and anxiety. And why emotional resilience is strengthened by physical strength.

About Caroline Williams

Veteran science journalist Caroline Williams says “I like talking almost as much as I like writing”. She has produced radio programs and reports for the BBC, across Science, Natural History, and Children’s Radio. Caroline writes regularly for New Scientist magazine, and her work’s been featured in the Boston Globe, BBC Earth, and the Guardian. She was co-presenter of the New Scientist podcast. Move! How the Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free is Caroline’s second book.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Professional Development, Psychology, Self-help

Jun 01: The Human Herd with Beth Anstandig

Awaken Your Natural Leadership & Become a Human Whisperer

Part guidebook, part manifesto, part wakeup call, Beth Anstandig wrote The Human Herd during what she calls The Great Pause — aka COVID lockdown — when so many people around the world felt isolated and disconnected.

Even in today’s techno world where we are constantly connected to our devices, and self-sufficiency is the norm, people still want and need human connection.  As a species, we’ve lived in herds for centuries, and need the support and connection of others to thrive. Today we discuss the 4 channels of awareness. How to look beyond project scope, and consider life scope. What horses can teach us about radical selfcare, anxiety, and giving and receiving feedback.

About Beth Anstandig

Beth Anstandig owns Take a Chance Ranch in CA where she provides leadership, culture, and wellbeing programs through The Circle Up Experience. She is a lifelong cowgirl, writer, professor, and licensed psychotherapist. For the past 25 years she’s trained and developed people using “natural leadership” —  a model that she created. Her work has been featured on BBC WORLD, PBS, and in FORBES.

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Health & Wellness, Personal Development, Self-help

Feb 23: Realign Your Energy & Prioritize Wellbeing in the Digital Age with Christina Crook

Good Burdens: How to Live Joyfully in the Digital Age

Forget #FOMO and aim for #JOMO with the Marie Kondo of Digital. Christina Crook offers concrete solutions for thriving with tech. She shares why the internet was making her lazy as a thinker, writer, and friend – and why seeing a priest bless an old Blackberry was her tipping point.

From her book Good Burdens we discuss the elements of joy, the importance of commitment, the immense power of being brave. And what it takes to realign your energy and prioritize your wellbeing so that tech works for you versus the other way around.

About Christina Crook

Christina Crook is a pioneer and leading voice in the field of digital wellbeing. As the author of the award-winning book The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World and the leader of a global #JOMO movement, she regularly shares her insights in outlets including The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar and the BBC.  Christina Crook’s latest book is Good Burdens: How to Live Joyfully in the Digital Age.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Science

Feb 02: Use the New Science of Body Movement to Set Your Mind Free with Caroline Williams

Move! by the author of My Plastic Brain

Studies say sitting is the new smoking — and the average American adult spends 70% of their time sitting or lying down. Imagine what that does to your body over time. And now, we know, it also affects your mind and mental health.

In Move! journalist Caroline Williams explores the emerging science of how movement opens up a hotline to our minds. Interviewing Nobel prize winning scientists, yoga gurus, and practitioners of all kinds of movement, she reveals that while going to the gym is great, it’s not necessarily the best or only solution.

Today we discuss how core strength is linked to stress and anxiety control. Why stretching can override the mood-sapping effects of an overactive immune system. What dance can do for our emotional literacy. Why physical strength translates into emotional resilience … and more.

About Caroline Williams

Science journalist Caroline Williams says “I like talking almost as much as I like writing”, and over the years she has produced and presented radio programs and reports for the BBC, across Science, Natural History, and Children’s Radio. She has more than 20 years of experience in science journalism and writes regularly for New Scientist magazine, Her work’s been featured in the Boston Globe, BBC Earth, the Guardian, and more. She was  also co-presenter of the New Scientist podcast. Move! How the Science of Body Movement Can Set Your Mind Free is Caroline’s second book.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Psychology, Self-help

DEC 29: Start 2022 Off Right with The Full Spirit Workout

10 Steps to Shedding Self-Doubt, Strengthening Your Spiritual Core, & Creating a Fun & Fulfilling Life

With roots in positive psychology, neuroscience, and whole-person coaching techniques, The Full Spirit Workout  by Kate Eckman shares practices that saved and transformed her life. Kate’s results-driven plan is designed as an ongoing resource.

Kate shares her 5-minute daily check in. A better way to look at perfectionism. Resistance and surrender.  And how to make sure you’ve not lost sight of the truth of who you are.

About Kate Eckman

TV personality and broadcast journalist KATE ECKMAN is a former athlete whose expertise in communications, performance, and mindfulness aid her as a success coach for business leaders and athletes.  Kate is a certified ICF coach (ACC), a licensed NBI consultant, and a meditation teacher and course creator for Insight Timer. The FULL SPIRIT WORKOUT: A 10-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life is Kate’s first book.

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Health & Wellness, Nature, Non Fiction, Psychology

OCT 27: Dr. Rochelle Calvert – Healing with Nature

Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma

According to WHO, over 70% of us experience trauma; and 78% of those who’ve had a traumatic experience will develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In addition, the average American spends 87% of their time indoors. It’s no wonder many of us spend most of our days with shoulders hunched around our ears.

Psychologist Dr. Rochelle Calvert shares how somatic healing, combined with mindfulness, and nature-based therapy, can help heal trauma and PTSD. We look at the science behind this therapy – and the research that shows the benefits of spending time in nature. We also share how to incorporate Dr. Calvert’s practices into everyday life.

About Dr. Rochelle Calvert

Rochelle Calvert, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice in San Diego, specializing in mindfulness, nature-based therapy, and somatic experiencing. Dr. Calvert works with individuals struggling with life transitions, depression, anxiety, PTSD, pain conditions, and eating disorders. The founder of New Mindful Life, she also works with families of developmentally delayed children and adults. Healing with Nature: Mindfulness and Somatic Practices to Heal from Trauma is her first book.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Self-help

OCT 12: Becoming an Empowered Empath with Wendy de Rosa

Empaths often shelter from the world – but there’s a better way.

WENDY de ROSA offers practical wisdom and solutions to help empaths clear energy and set boundaries, so you learn to manage stressors, negativity, and sensory overload.

Wendy shares how to stop being a victim to other people’s energy and emotions, how “inherited” energy can shape or block you. How fear, trauma, and scarcity thinking impact your energy body. And, most importantly, how Becoming an Empowered Empath can change your life for the better, and put you in control.

About Wendy de Rosa

Wendy De Rosa is the author Becoming an Empowered Empath: How to Clear Energy, Set Boundaries, & Embody Your Intuition. She’s the founder of The School of Intuitive Studies and on the Shift Network faculty. For over 20 years, Wendy has helped empaths experience personal transformation, and learn to hone and trust their intuition.

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Self-help

SEP 29: You Are Not Alone with The Anxiety Sisters’ Survival Guide

How You Can Become More Hopeful, Connected, and Happy

More than one in three of us suffer from anxiety, and despite anxiety being highly treatable, only 36% of suffers seek help says the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

Today’s guests have lived with anxiety their entire adult lives, so much so that it shaped the work they were driven to do.  Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek, aka The Anxiety Sisters, say you are NOT alone–even though it may feel that way.

We discuss what living with anxiety is like, what we can do about it, and how feelings of isolation are often accompanied by shame, which stops people from seeking help.

About The Anxiety Sisters

Co-founders of The Anxiety Sisters online community, and co-authors of The Anxiety Sisters’ Survival Guide.

Maggie Sarachek’s expertise is counseling, and teaching people to find strength through community. As a social worker in a New York City high school, she specialized in the development of youth leadership, as well as counseling individuals and families.

Abbe Greenberg has two degrees in the communication field, a certificate in Adult Education, and a Masters in Creative Writing. In addition to a 25-year career as a professor, Abbe has been a divorce mediator, a Myers-Briggs trainer, and communication consultant.

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