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Inspirational, Personal Development

Jan 02: 1] Success with Your New Year’s Resolutions 2] The Clarity Compass

Two of the biggest traditions surrounding New Year’s are making resolutions and then not following through with them. Studies have shown New Year’s Resolutions run a paltry 8% success rate. Today, Helene Segura, MA Ed, returns to Conversations Live to help you become a part of that 8% by talking about what goes wrong and how to change it when you make that annual promise to yourself! Helene will be returning in February and March to help support you on your journey, so if you have any questions or challenges you would like her to address, send them to Vicki!

How many times has a project or situation in life or at work gotten so discombobulated that it seemed like you ran into a roadblock, leading to frustration setting in? The Clarity Compass by psychologist Dr. Brit Poulson takes you on a step-by-step journey to overcoming mental obstacles through conscious decision-making and clear perceptions on how to proceed… and succeed!

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Why are New Year’s Resolutions so hard to keep? Nearly everyone has made that annual pledge to improve some facet of their life at one time or another but few have ever stuck to them. Helene Segura, MA Ed takes an in-depth look at what happens between the well-intentioned resolution being made and the moment it gets ditched for old habits and provides advice on what you can do to make it stick this year! Helene is a time management consultant who combines neuroscience, educational psychology, and pop culture to teach her individual clients and keynote and training audiences how to improve their efficiency during their work day so they can have a life outside of it.

The Clarity Compass by Dr. Brit Poulson is an invaluable tool for professionals and individuals in all walks of life looking for a better way to settle disputes, overcome road blocks and achieve the results needed to succeed when life throws obstacles in your way. He uses a step-by-step approach to harness your emotional intelligence by having strategic “Creative Conversations”, discern objective facts from subjective stories, and improve your overall ability to articulate what you need and want. Dr. Poulson is the founder of The Clarity Compass Consulting. He teaches managers and executive-level personnel at professional development workshops for Fortune 500 companies. His background in group psychology provides him with a unique perspective that enables him to help professionals improve their relationships, workplace dynamics and careers.

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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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Business, Inspirational, Lifestyle, Personal Development

Nov 07: 1] Feminist Fight Club 2] Lead With Your Heart

It was a fight club… but without the fighting and without the men. Part manual, part manifesto,Feminist Fight Club by award-winning journalist Jessica Bennett blends the personal stories of a group of women who formed a secret group in New York City to combat today’s sexism and redefine sexist archetypes.

Through millenia, humans have been predators, leaning toward conquests, materialism, exploitation, and self-centeredness. Our tendency is not to trust. Maybe it’s time we model our body, mind and spirits after horses. Lead with Your Heart: Lessons from a Life with Horses byneurosurgeon and horse trainer Dr. Allan Hamilton explores how horses offer models of fairness, forgiveness, and leadership, yearning for harmony, tranquility and kindness.

Enjoy this encore presentation of Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair and tune in every Monday at noon Pacific or Fridays at 6AM on KKNW 1150AM or 94.9FM HD. Like us on Facebook and follow Vicki on Twitter for exclusive updates and contests!

Once upon a time, you might have called it a consciousness-raising group. But the women who participate realize the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify…and harder to prove… than those of their foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the Feminist Fight Club was born. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Author Jessica Bennett is an award-winning journalist and critic who writes on gender issues, sexuality and culture. She is a feature writer and columnist at the New York Times, and her work work has also appeared in Newsweek, where she began her career as a staff writer, Time, where she was a columnist, and Cosmopolitan, where she helps edit a quarterly section on women and work.

A horse trainer for over 20 years, Dr. Allan Hamilton found that since horses are prey animals, their partnerships are based on trust, while humans, predatory in nature, lack the natural instinct to trust others. In Lead with Your Heart: Lessons from a Life with Horses, he explores topics like mindfulness, stalking happiness, leading and following, and energy and emotion using the horse as teacher. Dr. Hamilton started his working life as a janitor. He would eventually go on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and complete his neurosurgical residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has authored more than twenty medical textbook chapters, fifty peer-review research articles, and has served on the editorial board of several medical journals.

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Inspirational, Lifestyle, Personal Development, Women's Issues

Oct 24: 1] Feminist Fight Club 2] Lead With Your Heart

It was a fight club… but without the fighting and without the men. Part manual, part manifesto, Feminist Fight Club by award-winning journalist Jessica Bennett blends the personal stories of a group of women who formed a secret group in New York City to combat today’s sexism and redefine sexist archetypes.

Through millenia, humans have been predators, leaning toward conquests, materialism, exploitation, and self-centeredness. Our tendency is not to trust. Maybe it’s time we model our body, mind and spirits after horses. Lead with Your Heart: Lessons from a Life with Horses by neurosurgeon and horse trainer Dr. Allan Hamilton explores how horses offer models of fairness, forgiveness, and leadership, yearning for harmony, tranquility and kindness.

Catch Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair every Monday at noon Pacific on KKNW 1150AM or 94.9FM HD. Like us on Facebook and follow Vicki on Twitter for exclusive updates and contests!

Once upon a time, you might have called it a consciousness-raising group. But the women who participate realize the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify…and harder to prove… than those of their foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the Feminist Fight Club was born. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Author Jessica Bennett is an award-winning journalist and critic who writes on gender issues, sexuality and culture. She is a feature writer and columnist at the New York Times, and her work work has also appeared in Newsweek, where she began her career as a staff writer, Time, where she was a columnist, and Cosmopolitan, where she helps edit a quarterly section on women and work.

A horse trainer for over 20 years, Dr. Allan Hamilton found that since horses are prey animals, their partnerships are based on trust, while humans, predatory in nature, lack the natural instinct to trust others. In Lead with Your Heart: Lessons from a Life with Horses, he explores topics like mindfulness, stalking happiness, leading and following, and energy and emotion using the horse as teacher. Dr. Hamilton started his working life as a janitor. He would eventually go on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and complete his neurosurgical residency training at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has authored more than twenty medical textbook chapters, fifty peer-review research articles, and has served on the editorial board of several medical journals.

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Lifestyle, Personal Development

Oct 17: 1] The 5 Roles of a Master Herder 2] Pivot: What is Your Next Move?

For thousands of years, herding cultures have perfected the art of leadership through the use of 5 specific roles utilized by the “master herder.” Author and teacher Linda Kohanov has explored “the way of the horse” and discovered that all 5 of these roles translate into modern society as well. Learn to recognize, cultivate and utilize these roles within your life and career in The Five Roles of a Master Herder: A Revolutionary Model for Socially Intelligent Leadership.

“Changes aren’t permanent, but change is.” (Rush, Tom Sawyer, © 1981 Mercury Records) If change is going to be a constant, then instead of fighting it, why not get better at it? Pivot: The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One by career strategist Jenny Blake helps you discover your strengths and prepare yourself for whatever is next on the horizon, be it a new job, promotion, or even starting your own business.

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Across several bestselling books, author and teacher Linda Kohanov has explored ?the way of the horse,? an experiential wisdom gained by studying the nonpredatory power of horses. InThe Five Roles of a Master Herder: A Revolutionary Model for Socially Intelligent Leadership, she adapts these horse-inspired insightscombining the five roles… dominant, leader, sentinel, nurturer/companion, and predator… into useful tools for developing collaborative leadership and managing change. Linda speaks and teaches internationally. She established Eponaquest Worldwide to explore the healing potential of working with horses and offer programs on everything from emotional and social intelligence, leadership, stress reduction, and parenting to consensus building and mindfulness.

In Pivot: The Only Move that Matters is Your Next One, author Jenny Blake supplies the answer to anyone asking “What’s next?” With an easy to decipher four-stage process, the reader learns to double-down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences, find new opportunities, identify skills, and take smart risks. After two years at an Internet start-up followed by five and a half years at Google, Jenny left corporate life in 2011 to focus on serving others and building her business full-time, and to unequivocally prioritize her health and happiness while doing it.

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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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Health & Wellness, Personal Development, Self-help

Sep 19: 1] The Truth About Detoxing 2] Rethinking Narcissism

We live in the presence of over 80,000 chemicals in the U.S. today. Medical literature links our growing exposure to these substances with an increase in chronic disease, from ADD to cancer to infertility to fibromyalgia. Health expert and author Dr. Deanna Minich says you have to detox correctly for it to be effective. Her new book Whole Detox features the detox system she pioneered and debunks the many myths involved in detoxing, such as popular juice fasts, which deprive liver enzymes of necessary proteins.

Dr. Craig Malkin returns to Conversations Live to expound on his book Rethinking Narcissim: The Secret to Recognizing and Coping with Narcissists. Most people think of narcissists as boastful, manipulative, arrogant, and quite easy to spot. Today we’ll take a look at how to detect narcissism in those who are more subtle and hide it much better. Enjoy this encore broadcast, Vicki returns live next week!

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The best medicine is to look at our health as a whole – getting rid of all toxins, including those in body, mind, and spirit. Health expert and author Dr. Deanna Minich says you have to detox correctly for it to be effective. She has pioneered a detox system that focuses on physical toxins, together with the emotional aspects, using different mind-body techniques such as deep belly breathing and engaging in creative activities that free locked-up feelings. In Whole Detox, Dr. Minich also debunks the many myths involved in detoxing, such as popular juice fasts, which deprive liver enzymes of necessary proteins. Dr. Minich is a wellness and lifestyle medicine expert who has mastered the art of integrating ancient healing traditions with modern science. Her unique “whole self” approach to nutrition looks at physiology, psychology, eating, and living within what she calls the “7 Systems of Health.”

“What is narcissism?” is one of the fastest rising searches on Google, and articles on the topic routinely go viral. Yet, the word “narcissist” seems to mean something different every time it’s uttered. People hurl the word as insult at anyone who offends them. In Rethinking Narcissim: The Secret to Recognizing and Coping with Narcissists, Dr. Craig Malkin shows that there’s far more to narcissism than what is seen on the surface. Dr. Malkin deconstructs healthy from unhealthy narcissism and offers clear, step-by-step guidance on how to promote healthy narcissism in our partners, our children, and ourselves. Dr. Malkin is Lecturer in Psychology for Harvard Medical School and licensed psychologist with over two decades of experience in helping couples, individuals, and families. His research on the role of relationships in psychological growth has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and he is a frequent contributor to Huffington Post.

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Fiction, Personal Development

Sep 12: 1] Dropping the Struggle 2] Lilac Girls

What would it feel like to drop the struggle in life? To love the life you have? To heal the angst of “get more, do more, do it faster, better … and be more? Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have by bestselling author Roger Housden gives a definitive answer to these questions, helping the reader find peace and contentment in life.

Martha Hall Kelly wrote Lilac Girls, a powerful story inspired by actual events during WWII and her very first novel, at age 59 and it was an instant New York Times bestseller upon publication. The story comes from firsthand research as Martha traveled from Paris to Berlin to Warsaw and then even to Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, until she was finally prepared to write this rare and emotional tale about Caroline Ferriday and her Rabbits.

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Is it possible to love the life you have, acknowledging and accepting the conditions of your life exactly as they are, and drop the struggle to make you and your life different? That is the question that Roger Housden gives a definitive answer to in Dropping the Struggle: Seven Ways to Love the Life You Have. He surmises that to get past the limitations our own egos force on us in the never-ending quest to find the things we want the most… love, freedom from anxiety, acceptance of our mortality… we need to surrender, letting go of our resistance to life as it presents itself. Known for his courses on Living and Writing wild, Roger is the author of 22 books including the bestselling Ten Poems to Change Your Life, and his writing can be found in O The Oprah Magazine, New York Times, and the LA Times.

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly reveals the little known historical tale of New York debutante Caroline Ferriday, a Francophile, Broadway actress and philanthropist who was working at the French consulate when World War II broke out. Aiding the French Resistance fighters, Ferriday learned of a group of young Polish women used in horrific ways to advance Nazi medical science by having their legs gashed and operated on. Hopping around on crutches, they were called the Lapins, the Rabbits. Making it her mission, by 1959 Caroline brought thirty-five of the Lapins to the United States for medical treatment. Martha has worked as an advertising copywriter for many years and splits her time between her native New England and Atlanta Georgia. Lilac Girls is her first novel, and she is currently hard at work on the prequel.

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