Kelly is the publisher of Natural Awakenings Long Island. She is a wife, yogi, ex-runner, mother, writer, surfer, sugar addict, dreamer, fighter and all around every gal.
Later, through thick and thin, one thing you can always count on is your friends showing love and support. But even the closest friendships can get complicated. I Know How You Feel: The Joy and Heartbreak of Friendship in Women’s Lives looks at every aspect of a woman’s friendship, loyalty and betrayal, support and competition, and the trials of love and marriage and the effect they and other changes can have on a lasting friendship.
Author F. Diane Barth has worked as a psychotherapist in New York for over 30 years and is widely recognized for her expertise in women’s relationships.
Writing a book is hard enough work, and collaborating on a novel and finding success is almost unheard of. But the mother and son writing team operating under the pseudonym of Charles Todd have created a series with resounding success. The Gatekeeper is the latest in their New York Times bestselling Inspector Rutledge series.
Charles and Caroline Todd are a mother-and-son writing team who share a rich storytelling heritage, both having enjoyed being regaled by years of tales from their fathers and grandfathers.
Next, National Book Award nominated writer David Plante joins us from Italy to discuss his latest novel, American Stranger, an insightful story about the search for identity, and how our real lives are far more complex than our labels.
David is an acclaimed author of both fiction and memoirs. He is a retired professor of creative writing at Columbia University.
Finally, award-winning author Susan Meissner set her latest novel, As Bright As Heaven, during the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic. We’ll discuss how she found inspiration from this tragic moment in our history that claimed over half a million lives in a year’s time.
Susan is an author, speaker and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. She has had her works named as both a Goodreads finalist for Best Historical Fiction and Booklist’s Top Ten Women’s Fiction titles.
Daphne is a licensed clinical psychologist with almost thirty years of experience working with a wide range of mental health problems. As a research-trained clinician, she sees psychology as an evolving science, and continually integrates current research findings into her clinical practice.
Also today, Who Are You is not just a song by The Who, it’s a question you can stand in front of a mirror and ask. If you are not living the life you have always wanted, Abby Juan will help you reboot and change your reality in How Me Found I: Mastering the Art of Pivoting Gracefully Through Life. You will learn how to harness your own personal power to overcome living with fear and thrive on your terms.
Abby Juan was a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist until she became bedridden for close to two years. As a teacher, speaker, author, and Sherpa guide, Abby Juan assists others in walking their own paths to greatness in the same manner as she was shown.
Stephanie is a motivational speaker, best-selling author, and Work/Life Balance Expert, dedicated to providing people with the tools that reduce stress, balance work and family and make time for what truly matters. Fortune 500 companies, global corporations, women’s and health-care organizations and professional associations have sought her expertise to help them reduce stress, increase productivity and create a culture of satisfaction for their employees.
Later, nothing is more disconcerting than the people you need to trust the most with your health … the medical industry … are often the most corrupt. In Sick to Death!, filmmaker Maggie Hadleigh-West exposes medical corruption, greed, and negligence that leave as many as 750 million people suffering worldwide, while exploring treatment options for Thyroid Disease that are rarely discussed.
In 1991 Maggie Hadleigh-West made the very first film on sexual harassment in public called War Zone which garnered world-wide attention and completed a first feature of the same name in 1998. Sick to Death! is her fourth film and second documentary, and helped Maggie win the 2017 “Impact Docs” Award.
Madisyn Taylor is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of DailyOM. She has more than 20 years experience in personal development and alternative healing methodologies and has contributed to national publications as well as guested on many radio shows.
Later, the things we are taught at an early age are oftentimes the ones that stick with us for the rest of our lives. It is critical that young girls are raised on positive messages of self-empowerment, that ultimately, they are accountable to themselves and responsible for their own happiness. In A Dad’s Fun Guide to Raising Daughters, John Griffith shows how these crucial lessons can lead to a young woman preventing boundary violations rather than working through the pain after a violation occurs.
John Griffith is uniquely suited what it takes to bring a young girl into womanhood, as he is a devoted father, currently raising three daughters. For most of their lives, he has been a single parent.
Helene is an organization and productivity expert who guided listeners through keeping track of our New Year’s goals last year with quarterly appearances on Conversations Live. She has appeared in more than 150 media interviews including publications such as Woman’s Day Magazine and Money Magazine, as well as on Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates.
“There are no bad dogs, just bad owners,” is probably a credo you have heard. Samuel Culbert, PhD., takes the same principle to the workplace in Good People, Bad Managers: How Work Culture Corrupts Good Intentions. Culbert contends the underlying cause of bad management behavior occurs as managers begin to move up the ladder, pursuing “success” skills rather than crucial management skills. He offers advice on how to effect change in the workplace to bridge the gap between management and employees who feel disrespected.
Samuel A. Culbert, PhD., is an award-winning author, researcher and professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. He is the winner of a McKinsey Award for an article published in the Harvard Business Review, is a frequent contributor to management journals and has authored numerous chapters in leading management books.
It’s a zoo at Conversations Live with northwest naturalist, John Bierlein. Today we’ll learn the story behind a Seattle icon, and share how the people and animals of Woodland Park Zoo shaped its history. We’ll also discover how zoos can help people and animals connect, and hear about some of the 35 conservation projects that Woodland is currently managing.
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.
Filmmaker Zara Hayes takes an in-depth look at Dian Fossey, from her lonely childhood to what drove her to endanger her own life for the sake of the gorillas of Rwanda. Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist reveals the inside story of the tragically murdered activist.
Zara is a British filmmaker who works between the UK and the USA. The production of Dian Fossey: Secrets in the Mist was aided by National Geographic and is voiced by Sigourney Weaver.
Today, we’ll also take a journey into the mind of British author and philosopher Alan Watts, who greatly influenced 60’s counter-culture with his interpretations of Buddhism and Zen philosophy. His daughter, Joan Watts, captures the colorful and controversial life of her father in The Collected Letters of Alan Watts.
For this collection, Watts’s letters were curated by two of his daughters, Joan and Anne Watts, who have added behind-the-scenes biographical commentary.