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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction, Personal Development

FEB 12: Dr. Steven J. Stein and the Hardiness Mindset

Why do people react differently to stressful situations, such as loss of a job or an illness?  Dr. Steven J. Stein believes hardiness is at the heart of the answer.  Today, you’ll learn the benefits of hardiness, how it differs from resilience, and if you were not one of the lucky ones born with it, how you can cultivate it.  His new book, co-authored with Paul T. Bartone, is Hardiness: Making Stress Work for You to Achieve Your Life Goals.

Dr. Stein is a clinical psychologist and founder and executive chair of Multi-Health Systems, a leading assessment and behavior analytics company. He’s a former chair of the psychology foundation of Canada, former president of the Ontario Psychological Association, and currently teaches at the Directors College of Canada.

Co author Retired Colonel Paul T Bartone is a visiting research fellow at the Institute for national security policy. During his 25 year US Army career, he served as commander of the US Army Medical Research Unity … and taught leadership and psychology at West Point.

 

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Health & Wellness, Non Fiction

FEB 05: Whole Person Integrative Eating with Deborah Kesten

Could a dietary lifestyle that nourishes you physically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially be your answer to emotional overeating and obesity?  Deborah Kesten has researched this at an international level for 25 years and says yes!

Today we discuss how it’s not just food that you need to be aware of, but also why, how, and with whom you eat it. We explore the seven root causes of overeating, and share some of the proven nutrition concepts Deborah discovered in other countries.

Deborah Kesten, MPH, is an international nutritional researcher, and a medical and health writer with a specialty in preventing and reversing obesity and heart disease. She’s the award-winning author of Feeding the Body, Nourishing the Soul. And Whole Person Integrative Eating: A Breakthrough Dietary Lifestyle to Treat the Root Causes of Overeating, Overweight, and Obesity. 

Coauthor (and husband) Larry Scherwitz, PhD, has a doctorate in Social Psychology, and trained at Harvard Medical School in psychophysiology. He’s published in prestigious medical journals including The Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Fiction, Writers on Writing

JAN 15: The Body Outside the Kremlin with James L. May

For our Writers On Writing Series, James L. May, author of The Body Outside The Kremlin joins us with what Publisher’s Weekly calls a “richly evocative first novel…gripping…thriller deserves high marks…for historical detail about a prison that served as a key link in the gulag chain.”

We discuss the history of the White Sea Solovetsky Islands and Russia’s renowned concentration camp. How and why this sparked the location and set the scene for his murder mystery. His favorite scenes to write. Most surprising research. What James knows now, that he wish he’d understood when he began writing his book. Does his work as a reviewer inform or hinder his own creativity? And is it worth doing an MFA in Creative Writing?

James L. May’s short fiction has appeared in Tigertail, and he reviews fiction for The Florida Book Review, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine, and New Orleans Review.

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Fiction, Writers on Writing

JAN 08: NYT Bestselling Action Thriller Author Brad Taylor & Hunter Killer

 With 13 Pike Logan action thrillers hitting the New York Times Bestsellers list, author Brad Taylor says no one is more than surprised than him. He always wanted to write but never had time until his final military assignment at The Citadel.

Set in Brazil, Hunter Killer is the 14th in the hit series—hot off the presses January 7th.  Today Brad shares his POV on writing and why he broke the rules, developing strong protagonists, the scenes he loves to craft, and the challenges of writing.

Brad Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) is a 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry and Special Forces, including eight years with the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment (Delta Force). He continues to consult with various agencies on asymmetric security threats.

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Inspirational, Non Fiction, Personal Development, Self-help

JAN 01: Happy New Year! Start 2020 on a Positive Note with Girl Be Brave & Cheryl Hale

It takes courage to be brave when you’re feeling anything but brave! Cheryl Hale knows that first hand and today we discuss her beautiful little, but powerful book. Girl Be Brave: 100 Days to Chart Your Course.

We share how to develop resilience when life throws you an unexpected curve, the pitfalls of overplanning, why you must let of perfectionism, and the importance of making choices your future self will thank you for. Cheryl also shares how she pushed through her own fears and negative selftalk to walk more in love, empathy, and compassion.

Cheryl Hale is an entrepreneur–an author, writer, blogger, and the founder of Girl Be Brave, an online community at GirlBeBrave.com. If you have holiday money to spend, Cheryl’s new book makes a wonderful gift to yourself!

 

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Health & Wellness, Social Issues, Travel & Adventure

DEC 04: Christina Adams’ Camel Crazy and a Boy with Autism

It’s often said a mother will go to the ends of the earth for the health and well being of her children.  Today we are joined by a mother of an autistic son whose mission really did take her across the globe – from Bedouin camps in the Middle East to Amish farms in Pennsylvania to villages in India.  Christina Adams shares how camel’s milk helped her son, as well as what studies show regarding how it may be able to help with other common health issues, and the sustainability of raising camels as an alternative to cow’s milk or soy.  Her new book is Camel Crazy: A Quest for Miracles in the Mysterious World of Camels.

Christina is an award-winning journalist and author who speaks on writing, culture, autism, and camels.  Her work has been featured by National Public Radio, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles TimesGlobal Advances in Health and Medicine, and more.

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Business, Career, Non Fiction, Social Issues, Women's Issues

NOV 27: Andrea Kramer’s It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace

Women have made great strides in establishing themselves in the workforce, so why do most workplaces remain male dominated environments?  Andrea Kramer joins us today to discuss ways we can close that gap, from avoiding applying double standards to female colleagues to the consequences resulting from men bragging and self-promoting while women downplay their achievements.  You’ll also find out that millenials might not be quite as different as you thought, and why perfectionsim is overrated.  Andrea’s new book, co-authored with her husband, Alton Harris, is It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace: Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias that Built It.

For decades, attorneys Andrea and Alton have confronted gender bias in the workplace through speaking, workshops, articles, blog posts, podcasts, one-on-one counselling, and engagements with national and international business and professional organizations. They have appeared in The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and many other publications.

 

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Health & Wellness, Personal Development, Self-help

NOV 20: Dr. Stuart Eisendrath’s When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough

If you experience even a brief period of depression or anxiety, you are far from alone. An estimated 300 million people suffer from one of these maladies daily and medication doesn’t always help or solve the issue. Today, Dr. Stuart Eisendrath discusses mindful based cognitive therapy (MBCT) — how it can change your relationship with negative thoughts and is proven to help prevent depressive relapses.  You’ll also learn you are not to blame for your depression, and why depression and anxiety are so often bedfellows.  His new book is When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression.

Dr. Eisendrath is the senior clinician and research psychiatrist at the University of California in San Francisco, and founding director of the UCSF Depression Center.

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Health & Wellness, Inspirational, Personal Development, Self-help, Women's Issues

NOV 13: Cheryl Hale’s Girl Be Brave

While dealing with her mother’s breast cancer, Cheryl Hale discovered a letter from her grandmother to her mother, ending with three simple but powerful words.  Girl Be Brave: 100 Days to Chart Your Course was inspired by that letter, and today we discuss how being an entrepreneur helped Cheryl develop the resilience and ability to cope when life throws you a gut punch; the pitfalls of overplanning. And how to make choices your future self will thank you for.  We’ll hear how Cheryl pushed through her fears and negative selftalk to walk more in love, empathy, and compassion.

Cheryl Hale is a writer, blogger, and business owner who founded the Girl Be Brave online community, website GirlBeBrave.com, and corresponding product line in 2016.

 

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Fiction, Social Issues, Women's Issues, Writers on Writing

NOV 06: Eileen Pollack’s The Professor of Immortality

Inspired by the true story of the Unabomber, Eileen Pollack’s fictional Technobomber is an incel archetype.  His anger at the ways in which technology is destroying the environment and ruining the quality of human existence couples with a deep loneliness and inner rage at being unable to find love, driving him over the edge.  The Professor of Immortality raises concerns about the people designing future technology and how it will affect our everyday lives.

Eileen is a writer whose novel Breaking and Entering, about the deep divisions between blue and red America, was named a 2012 New York Times Editor’s Choice selection. She also is the author of five novels, two collections of short stories.  Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, Pushcart Prizes, and Best American Essays.

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