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JUN 24: Karen Rinaldi’s It’s Great to Suck at Something & Laura Schroff’s An Invisible Thread

Today’s first guest will help you find success through embracing failure.  Karen Rinaldi joins us to discuss how resilience is born from discovering the freedom of sucking at something.  It’s Great to Suck at Something: The Unexpected Joy of Wiping Out and What It Can Teach Us About Patience, Resilience, and the Stuff that Really Matters reveals the joy in the pursuit rather than the goal.

Karen has worked in publishing for over two decades, and is the  founder of the imprint Harper Wave at HarperCollins. She has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah.com, Time, LitHub and other publications.

Next, Laura Schroff was a busy sales executive when she befriended an 11 year old homeless boy, both of them embarking on a life-changing journey of hope, kindness, adventure, and love.  An Invisible Thread is her memoir, showing how the power of fate can help you find your way.

Laura is a former advertising executive who helped launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history— In StyleTeen People, and People Style Watch.  She has been a keynote speaker at over 300 schools, libraries, charities and bookstores.

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MAY 27: Summer Reads from Kristina McMorris, Kristan Higgins, & Lori Foster

“2 children for sale” reads the sign sitting on a farmhouse porch in 1931.  The sign is a last resort, but could be found anywhere in an era of breadlines, bank runs, and broken dreams.  Sold on a Monday author Kristina McMorris discusses how she weaves historical fact into fiction to create a powerful and compelling story.

Kristina is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her novels have garnered more than two dozen prestigious awards and nominations.

Next, Kristan Higgins admits that most of her books have a dog in them , her logic being that life without a dog is pretty lonely to contemplate.  Her latest novel is Good Luck with That, a story of two women on a journey to self-acceptance.

Kristan is a New York Times, USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of 18 novels, and recipient of dozens of awards for her writing.

Finally, Lori Foster joins talks about the first novel in her Summer Resort Series, Cooper’s Charm, a tale of two sisters and how a summer in a lakeside resort brings redemption and healing.

Lori  is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than 100 titles.  She is the recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance.

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DEC 24: Happy Holidays! KKNW Presents the Christmas Special

Every year on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, The Scandinavian Hour hosts Christmas music from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.  So enjoy the music, and Conversations LIVE with Vicki St. Clair will be back next week.

If you don’t celebrate the holiday, enjoy some downtime and do something fun for yourself

If you do celebrate, the team at Conversations LIVE wishes you a Very Merry Christmas filled with much joy, love, and laughter.

From ~ David, Eric, Jon, & Vicki.

P.S.  And Dylan Thomas the Border Collie, who keeps Vicki in check!

 

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DEC 25: Happy Holidays from Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair!

All of us here at Conversations Live would like to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous Christmas!  In our place today, KKNW will feature the annual two hour special from “The Scandinavian Hour” full of music and Christmas spirit.

Tune in Friday at 6 AM during prime drive time to enjoy this encore edition of Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair, featuring Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent, and Christopher Brown’s Tropic of Kansas.

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KKNW Celebrates 9 Years of Conversations Live

The art of conversation, quality conversation that is, often leads first with listening. For nine years, Vicki St. Clair, host of Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair has been doing just that. . .first listening and then conversing with fascinating people from all walks of life.

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Mar 21: 1] Clearing Emotional Clutter 2] Expectation Hangover ~ PODCAST

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.

Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair airs each 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!

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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Mar 07: 1] Hard Cold Winter 2] Infinite Awareness ~ PODCAST

Last year Seattle native Glen Erik Hamilton introduced readers to disillusioned Army Sergeant turned vigilante, Van Shaw in Past Crimes… which has now been nominated for an Edgar Award… and now he’s back in Hard Cold Winter, which just received a starred review from Library Journal: “From the very first page, this thriller is clever, timely, and definitely an attention grabber.” Glen will be appearing at University Bookstore in Seattle with J.A. Jance on 3/16/16 at 6 PM, and at Eagle Harbor Books in Bainbridge Island the next night (3/17/16) at 7:30 PM.

As a neuroscientist, Marjorie Woollacott had no doubt the brain was a purely physical entity controlled by chemicals and electrical pulses. After experimenting with meditation for the first time, however, her view changed. Now, years of meditation have caused her to question the reality she built her career upon, forcing her to ask what human consciousness really is. Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind pairs her research as a neuroscientist with her self-revelations about the mind’s spiritual power. Marjorie will be speaking at the Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island on Sunday, February 28, 2016 and University Bookstore in Seattle on Thursday, March 3, 2016.

Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair airs each 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!

With Hard Cold Winter, the follow-up to his succesful debut novel, Past Crimes, Glen Erik Hamilton proves he’s no one-hit wonder and has quickly become one of the most electrifying new voices in crime writing. Featuring noir overtones, Hard Cold Winter explores just how far one will go to seek justice and the thin line that separates justice from vengeance. A native of Seattle, Glen Erik Hamilton grew up aboard a sailboat, and spent his youth finding trouble around the marinas and commercial docks and islands of the Pacific Northwest. He now lives in California with his family, punctuated by frequent visits to his hometown to soak up the rain.

Between the scientific and spiritual worlds, Marjorie Woollacott‘s Infinite Awareness: The Awakening of a Scientific Mind breaks open the definition of human consciousness to investigate the existence of a non-physical and infinitely powerful mind. It’s both a memoir and an exploration of her experiences, first, as a neuroscientist and professor, but later, as a meditator, with mystical experiences unexplained by scientific understanding describing her discoveries as she worked to meld these two parts of her life together. Marjorie has been a neuroscience professor and director of the Motor Control Lab in the Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Oregon for more than three decades and a meditator for almost four. She has ongoing grants from National Institutes of Health to study balance and falls in older adults and to study balance and control problems in children with Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.

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Feb 29: 1] The Four Purposes of Life 2] Succulent Wild Love ` PODCAST

From Dan Millman, founder of the highly regarded The Peaceful Warrior’s Way comes a new look at his earlier teachings…along with plenty of original material… in The Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World. This “little book of big ideas” puts together all the puzzle pieces and is especially useful for anyone going through life changes and wondering what the future brings.

Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often combines co-author SARK’s (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) trademark creativity, with the more left-brain psychological perspective of her fiance and co-author Dr. John Waddell. SARK describes the book as “the best of being single and the best of being in a relationship and how to create that every day.”

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The Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World places some of Dan Millman‘s earlier teachings (in distilled form) into their complete context, along with considerable original material about finding our career and calling. Especially useful for anyone going through changes and wondering, What next? A quantum leap in awareness of oneself and one’s life purpose… all four of them. Dan is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan’s teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior’s Way, expressed fully in his books and lectures.Dan’s thirteen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. The feature film, “Peaceful Warrior,” starring Nick Nolte, was adapted from Dan’s first book, based upon incidents from his life.

Rather than emphasizing finding the right partner, Succulent Wild Love: Six Powerful Habits for Feeling More Love More Often is ultimately about being the right partner. “You can have what you want without being dependent on the people around you to change, so you can love them unconditionally,” write SARK (Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy) and co-author Dr. John Waddell. “It is about being wild — as in untamed and not limited by those close to you. You are free to be yourself in your relationships.” Bestselling author and artist SARK has made a career out of sharing her personal, journal-like writings and art, and inspiring others with her vulnerable and honest journey toward self-acceptance. And yet she had one big secret wish: overcoming her fears about finding someone to love and committing to an intimate life partnership. In widower, psychology and spiritual teacher, Dr. John , she met her match.

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Feb 22: 1] Iditarod: Fast Into the Night 2] The Great Human Race ~ PODCAST

Part adventure, part love story, part inquiry in the mystery of the connection between humans and dogs, FAST INTO THE NIGHT: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail is the memoir of Debbie Clarke Moderow and her spunky pack of Huskies, and what can happen when someone puts herself in that place between daring and doubt…and soldiers on.

National Geographic Channel (NGC) retraces humanity’s journey across the globe in the epic new series, The Great Human Race. Two experts embark on a mission to retrace a migratory route of our ancestors, from where man first walked the Earth, all the way to North America. Today’s guest Cat Bigney , an adventurist and survival instructor from Utah, is one of them.

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At age forty-seven, a mother of two, Debbie Clarke Moderow was not your typical musher in the Iditarod, but that’s where she found herself when, less than 200 miles from the finish line, her dogs decided that they didn’t want to run anymore. FAST INTO THE NIGHT: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail is the story of her journeys along the Iditarod trail with her team of spunky huskies. The first failed attempt crushed Moderow’s confidence, but after reconnecting with her dogs she returned and ventured again, facing injuries, hallucinations, epic storms, flipped sleds, and clashing personalities, both human and canine. Debbie ran the Iditarod in 2003 and 2005, completing the latter in 13 days, 19 hours, 10 minutes and 32 seconds. In 2013 she graduated from Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writing Workshop with an MFA in creative writing.

The Great Human Race follows two experts on a mission to retrace a migratory route of our ancestors, from where man first walked the Earth, all the way to North America. Bill Schindler, a top experimental archaeologist and primitive technologist from Washington College, and Cat Bigney, an adventurist and survival instructor from Utah, trek across the planet, enduring miles of treacherous terrain along one of the paths of humankind’s first footsteps. Cat is an experienced outdoor survival expert, anthropologist and primitive survival instructor, teaching since 2000. She spent much of her unconventional childhood in a teepee and out exploring the Wasatch Mountains. She has collaborated with some of the top survival experts in the world and earned a degree in Anthropology and Earth Sciences, with a focus in Archaeology.

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