A Season of Hope

 

As the Holidays draw near, and dates are crossed off the calendar, we are encouraged to slow down and connect with those we love. Candle-lit dinners and frosty morning gatherings give our hearts a tingle of sentimentality, while gently reminding us this Season offers so much more.

Reflecting on this time of year, it’s brings something more than any gift could offer.  It’s a Season of encouragement, community and hope. In a world where there seems to be so much despair, I wonder what light I can bring and how can I make a difference to those that are suffering?  Even if it’s a simple smile, kind word or action, it can mean so much to those we encounter. Our hearts may never know the impact these small gestures will make. We all have the ability to bring light into someone’s life, in a powerful and meaningful way.

The Holiday lights that decorate our space, is a reminder of how interconnected we truly are. These tiny little lights illuminate a house, neighborhood and community with a certain magical quality.  As they cast their colorful, warm glow on snowy city streets or lonely country roads, together they pierce the darkness for miles around.

Join me in celebrating this Holiday Season by coming together in love and hope, to shine our light into the world.

Make Every Moment Count!

Forgiving the Unforgivable

What does it mean to truly forgive somebody, on every level and for everything? I used to think that I had a great capacity for forgiveness and that, over the years, I had developed a deeper level of compassion for those that had slighted me, understanding that they are often operating out of an unresolved pain or trauma. However, my belief in my abilities was shattered and dramatically changed after watching the movie The Shack.

The film, based off the book by William P. Young, follows the journey of Mack Phillips who spends a weekend with a trio of individuals, each personifying God, at an old shack in the woods. The story takes place after a man called, “The little lady killer” kidnaps and murders Mack’s youngest daughter while the family is on a camping trip. While the rest of the family attempt to move through the pain, Mack falls into a deep depression that spurs doubt regarding his beliefs. The topics of forgiveness, judgement and love are discussed in a whole new way and eventually brings Mack back to peace, healing and a deeper level on his personal beliefs, changing him forever.

Watching this movie was an eye-opening experience that left me questioning how deep my level of forgiveness was. Did I truly forgive everyone with an open heart? Even if it was something unforgivable?

Every painful moment can be traced back to an initial heartache or trauma someone has endured, usually at the hands of another. The root of this suffering is often not easily visible to the person experiencing the pain. Yet, if we are willing to step back and see the entire story, the reason someone might have wronged us becomes clear. While this doesn’t condone behavior or activity that goes against social and moral conduct, it offers us the opportunity to be more compassionate and objective when forgiving someone, being careful to not get caught up in the energy of their story. If we are willing to step back and look at the bigger picture, we find that, while each of us is unique, we are not all that dissimilar.

As expressed in The Shack, we were made to love and forgive. That is our legacy to the world. Love is the answer to all things and the greatest gift we can give one another. But the first step to giving love is receiving peace. And how is it possible to receive peace? By freeing ourselves with forgiveness and approaching all situations with the same compassion and wisdom we would like to see in others. I encourage you to break the chains of resentment and find a way to peace, in all of your relationships, even if it means forgiving the unforgivable. As my mentor Judy Goodman has taught me, forgiveness doesn’t mean condoning what someone has done, it’s about freedom & peace. You deserve to have peace in your life! Only then will we be on track to living the life we desire — a loving, joyful and fulfilling one.

Make Every Moment Count!

Mindfulness as a Path to Self-Care

While out walking the other day, it seemed like I had just stepped into the perfect day. The sun was shining, a gentle breeze was blowing and birds were singing as my thoughts wandered to the topic of mindfulness as a path to self-care. While self-care and mindfulness are not new topics, both still offer a greater shift in perspective when we choose to dive deeper into the practice of caring for our mind, body and spirit.

Many times, self-care only captures our attentions while we are on vacation or out of town on some far away trip, miles away from the typical stresses of everyday life. Self-care is often placed at the very bottom of a never-ending list of things to do. Meanwhile, busy work and being overly connected take center stage in our lives, drowning out our body’s cry for some major tender loving care.

But how important is it to devote time to ourselves? Can we really find moments in our already overbooked schedules and hectic lives to develop a solid routine of self-care?

When the topic of mindfulness finally does surface above the daily noise, it is often thought we need to have a serene place, void of distractions to develop a state of awareness with everything around us and, most importantly, with ourselves.  However, cultivating mindfulness as part of a self-care regimen can take place anywhere, regardless of what is going on around you. The advantages of this practice can be immense.

Science has now proven the wide range of benefits derived from practicing a state of mindfulness as a path to self-care. These benefits include…

  • Reduction in anxiety and stress
  • Improved cognition
  • Elevated happiness, contentment and gratitude
  • Increased immune function
  • Boost in memory
  • Improved moods
  • Slowing of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Increased creativity
  • Lowered blood pressure

I would like to share with you a very simple mindfulness exercise that I use on a daily basis which only takes a couple of minutes.  It doesn’t matter if you are at your desk, just got off a phone call with a difficult client or you’re feeling generally overwhelmed. This practice can bring you back to center allowing you to focus on what is truly important — your inner peace.

Close your eyes (not while driving) and focus on your breathing.  Feel the expansion of your body with each inhalation and rhythmic flow as each exhalation leaves the body. Clear your mind. When thoughts arise without judgement, gently allow those thoughts to drift away while bringing your attention back to your breathing.

Initially, it might seem like a battle to win over the quiet moments of your mind, but with each practice it gets easier and the times that you experience peacefulness will last longer. In time, you’ll find that it’s extremely easy to drop into a mindfulness state and that those few moments allow you to recharge quickly.

This simple mindfulness tool has allowed me to remain centered and focused over the years even during a bustling workday. You see, it’s not about finding the perfectly quiet and serene place to refocus and find your peace. It’s about finding the mindfulness practice that is the perfect fit for you, plus getting in the habit of using that practice to improve your self-care if even for a moment.

Our minds, bodies and souls are always working hard, so show yourself some love and take a deep breath. Kick off your shoes. Find your center. I hope it brings you peace like it has for me.

 

Make Every Moment Count!

Making Every Moment Count with Marianne Pestana on The Self Improvement Show with Dr. Irene Conlan

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Make Every Moment Count with Marianne Pestana on The Self Improvement Show with Dr. Irene Conlan, LIVE TODAY, Thursday, March 16th at 12pm PDT/1pm MDT.

New books are published every day. Sometimes we see advertisements about them, get information about them in email or get a pop-up as we surf the net. We may see promotions on YouTube or interviews on the news with an author whose book caught on and is on the way to becoming a best seller or has already hit the top of the bestseller list. Most of us don’t think about what it took to make that happen—the coaching, publicity, bookings, book signings, radio show appearances, and YouTube videos. It takes a lot of work on the part of someone or a group of “someones” to make all of that happen. Our guest today is a literary publicist with clients who have hit the best seller list. She will talk with us about what she does to help her clients succeed in the very competitive literary world. What does it take to get your work noticed and sold? She makes every moment count and will help you learn how to do the same.

Click here to listen live!

The Self Improvement Show with Dr. Irene Conlan

Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

The Self Improvement Show was created because almost everyone wants to be better, do better, and achieve more, but we don’t always know how to do that. We aren’t looking for perfection. We are simply trying to improve in ways that allow us more happiness, contentment and success with some laughter along the way. We address issues common to us all and suggest useful tools that will help you tap into your strengths and your wonderful uniqueness. We think most self improvement is an “inside job” so we talk a lot about how to “go within” to make lasting changes. We talk to people who have struggled and won and have great stories to tell as well as those who live ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. The show is laid back, informative and down to earth. The welcome mat is always out and we invite you to join us.

Click here to visit The Self Improvement Show with Dr. Irene Conlan to learn more about her!

Finding Tranquility in the Moments

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With the accelerated energies on the planet, many people are coming face-to-face with issues that they have either not dealt with or lessons that need to be experienced in one degree or another.  With all of this taking place, there is great opportunity for personal development like never before and at the same time, there is also a lot of energetic chaos that feels more like blindly walking through a dense fog, unable to distinguish any path leading out.

Staying centered allows us to move through these transition points with grace, while finding tranquility in the moments offers a greater sense of peace. Developing a consistent practice of mindfulness eventually makes these moments of internal bliss last for longer periods of time.  Ultimately we become more focused on the miracles that each moment brings as opposed to the perceived chaos that surrounds us.

When we take personal responsibility for the world that we choose to live in, we realize that we are the direct creator of what we are experiencing.  The inner journey for peace starts with me, only then can it be reflected in the world around us.

Make Every Moment Count!

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John Gray PhD & Chetan Parkyn on Moments with Marianne Radio Show

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It’s all about relationships tomorrow on the Moments with Marianne radio show! Did you love Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus series? Tune in FRIDAY, March 3rd at 5am & 5pm EST for a special interview on Moments with Marianne with John Gray PhD as we discuss his new book Beyond Mars and Venus, followed by The Book of Destinies with Human Design creator Chetan Parkyn.
 
Moments with Marianne is heard at Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network and WMEX 1510AM Boston. Listen LIVE FRIDAY, March 3rd at 5am & 5pm EST by clicking here http://rdo.to/DREAM7
 
Beyond Mars and Venus with John Gray
John Gray is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. Dr. Gray’s books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller.
 
Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His most recent book is Beyond Mars and Venus. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships. He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. He was also the subject of a three hour special hosted by Barbara Walters. https://www.marsvenus.com
 
The Book of Destinies with Chetan Parkyn
Chetan Parkyn has been giving Readings to people of all walks of life and all nationalities for over 35 years. He has spent the past 23 years mastering Human Design. He is more than a leading practitioner of the system. As the author of the first major book on the subject, which has been translated into eleven different language versions, he has made it his mission to bring Human Design to the whole world. https://www.humandesignforusall.com

All You Need Is Love

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February often has us thinking of Valentine’s Day and romance, but are we truly in love with the most important person in our life?
 
Think of someone you love unconditionally. How often is that same level of care, affection and devotion showered upon yourself? Typically, this answer falls far short of what we would consider loving behavior. With the ever alive self-critic and stream of negative input from the environment that surrounds us, it’s easy to fall into self disparaging comments and develop beliefs that don’t serve us. Discussions of self-love is often met with the criticism that its narcissistic, self-absorbed or egoistical to dedicate such devotion to yourself, however this couldn’t be further from the truth.
 
A self-loving practice teaches us to accept ourselves as we are. Love those qualities that make us celebrate and smile as our feet hit the floor every morning and the shadow characteristics, shrouded in pain that cause us to cringe and take shelter from the world. When we honestly love ourselves, the knowledge contained within our heart demands that we treated ourselves as the worthy, loveable, deserving, respected and forever cherished host.
 
Without loving ourselves first, we have nothing authentic and lasting to give someone else other than a momentary facade and fleeting vision of what we desire to become. Find the truth within your heart and love yourself beyond compare!
 
Make Every Moment Count!
 
Marianne

New Beginnings

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As we start the new year, everything is about new beginnings. We often reflect on the upcoming year with anticipation, citing our intentions for the road ahead. How is it possible to show up in the world in a bigger way?
How can I make a greater impact in my community and lives of others? What are some of the ways that I can improve myself? These are some of the questions that come to mind as I look for new ways to move beyond the comfortable boundaries that my life continually encompasses me with.
 
 
“How can you know what you’re capable of if you don’t embrace the unknown?” – Esmeralda Santiago
 
 
What I’ve learned over the years, is when there is the willingness to be remain open to new ideas and opportunities, the magic of life tends to unfold in ways that we could have never predicted. I’ve discovered that by following my passion, being in gratitude and having faith in both myself and a Higher Source, miracles take place daily. My desire for you is that this New Year brings about all that your heart desires. Thank you for being a part of this great journey with me.
 
Make Every Moment Count!
Marianne

Open Heart

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One of the most difficult things to master is interpersonal relationships. We meet people from all walks of life that have experiences, challenges, wounds and wisdom that offers a different perspective from our own understanding. So often the stories that we create, our misperceptions and unclear communications can foster misunderstandings where none really exist. Recently I was reminded of this, and the lessons that I took away were priceless.

What I found was that when we are willing to open our hearts, it doesn’t just open us up to potential pain or heartache. For those that have the courage to look deeper, it gives us the opportunity for tremendous growth and freedom. This growth and freedom comes from being able to looking past our pains to the bigger picture for all involved. 

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle – Plato

When we authentically show up in the world as a living example of our values and morals (without expectations or intentions of others to show up the same), we are in a place of personal power that no one can shake. This allows us to see how others truly are and interact based not in judgement of their pains, but with compassion for them.

How often is it in our day that we gracefully and kindly express what it is that we want in life? Are we honest in how we show up in the world and how we treat others? Are we being true to ourselves and what it is that we stand for? Not sharing common values, doesn’t make the other person bad, it makes them human.

When we are willing not to take things personally and step back far enough to see the perspectives of others, the lesson we take away is that we are all learning, growing and evolving in our own unique way.

I’ve been working with my mentor Judy Goodman to gain a greater understanding on this discussion. To read Judy’s recent newsletter that expands on this topic visit: http://www.judygoodman.com/Newsletter.htm and you’ll understand why many people describe Judy’s insights as beyond conventional wisdom.

Make Every Moment Count!

Marianne

How Our Perception Changes Our World

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With so much going on in the world, how we choose to perceive things seems to be more important than ever.  While putting on rose-colored glasses isn’t something that I would suggest, choosing to change our perception of the challenges we face gives us the opportunity not only to shift how we show up in the world, but also allows us the opportunity to view the outer world and our inner world with more compassionate and grace.  This discussion often has me thinking about this quote from the Dalai Lama:

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.

If we’re having a difficult time liking ourselves, how can we like those around us?  If we allow ourselves to fall into judgement or criticize those that are different, how can we love the uniqueness that we alone bring to the world?

The journey of developing and maintaining inner peace  traverses a road with no end, yet the journey itself offers new vistas, plateaus and valleys of who we really are. Thus granting us a deeper awareness and understanding that we truly are one, regardless of our outer world and differences.
Wishing you much peace, grace and love.

Make Every Moment Count!

Marianne

Honoring Those Who Give So Much

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As America’s Independence Day approaches, please take a moment to remember the sacrifices our service members make each day to ensure our safety, security and freedoms.

I encourage you to celebrate this holiday by honoring those who’ve spent their lives serving our country, including their families. Many times we forget to thank the families of those that serve. It is not easy for them to be without their loved one and in many ways they are the forgotten heroes in our country.

One of the many ways that we can give back is by donating to the USO Wishbook which sends select gifts to our troops that range from calls home, comfort packages when they are abroad and welcoming a hero home. Other options could be donating to Folds of Honor, hiring a veteran or volunteering to one of the many programs that support veterans as they transition to civilian life.

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all of our service men, women, their families, and to all of our veterans for all that you do, and have done for our country.

Make Every Moment Count!

Marianne

Aubio Life-Sciences™ with John Paul DeJoria

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John Paul DeJoria’s new company Aubío is based on the science discovered around the carnivorous plant species that has been in existence for thousands of years, and is the only planet species that needs to eat to survive.

Aubío Life Sciences™ www.aubio.com, is a unique life-science company is on an amazing mission. Right out of the book of a sci-fi movie  Aubio a new company created to deliver skin care products based on their proprietary plant technology, announced that their flagship products, Aubío for Cold Sore Treatment Gel is being made available nationwide at retailers such as Target and on Amazon this month.

John Paul DeJoria, best known as the co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products and The Patrón Spirits Company states, “ I have always been intrigued with the power of nature and the science on the carnivorous plant that is the backbone of Aubio Life Sciences, helps restore skin to health effectively.”

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Aubío Life Sciences proprietary formulas are all made in the U.S. and have the highest standard for quality (cGMP, FDA Registered manufacturing facilities), to ensure 100% safety in the discovery, development and manufacture of natural skin care products.
Tune in LIVE 5am & 5pm EDT! http://rdo.to/DREAM7

Turning Obstacles into Opportunities with Greg S. Reid

7f07f31c-7bb8-457a-9a0f-d5feada821f5Bestselling Author. Acclaimed Speaker. Filmmaker – Greg S. Reid is a natural entrepreneur known for his giving spirit and a knack for translating complicated situations into simple, digestible concepts. As an action-taking phenomenon, strategy turns into results fast and furious, and relationships are deep and rich in the space he orbits. www.BookGreg.com

51jXb15yViL-1._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_Published in over 45 books, 28 best sellers, five motion pictures, and featured in countless magazines, Greg shares that the most valuable lessons we learn, are also the easiest ones to apply. Recently, Greg has been hand selected by The Napoleon Hill Foundation to help carry on the teaching found in the bible of personal achievement – Think and Grow Rich.

His latest Movie ‘Wish Man’ features the real life story of Frank Shankwitz (Founder Of the Make A Wish Foundation) where one boys desire inspired a man to change the world.
www.WishManMovie.com

Give It Away

654120dd-946a-4821-b59a-18f2fb6afde5I recently attended a workshop that Judy Goodman spoke at in Denver, Colorado, and she said something that resonated with me to the core.

“Whatever is lacking in your life, give it away and it will return to you seven-fold”

What a true statement that is!  As I look back at some of the difficult times in my own life, when I had felt exceptionally lonely, disconnected or was having a difficult time, reaching out and being of service is what got me through.

Staying connected with others is often a very conscious act, requiring that we make the effort and that time is involved. In a world where we are the most connect and at the same time the most disconnected, finding “time” to reach out and spend with others or being of service is often pushed to the back burner. This brings the cycle full circle, often returning us to our starting point of feeling alone and disconnected.

If you are missing something in your life, I urge you to give it away to others with an open heart. Your life will be more full than you could ever imagine.

Make Every Moment Count!

Marianne

A Conscious & Creative Approach to Launching & Marketing Your Blog featuring Marianne Pestana at the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers

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A Conscious & Creative Approach to Launching & Marketing Your Blog featuring Marianne Pestana at the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers Podcast on Thursday, June 2nd at 11am EDT!

Move from ‘How to Wow’ in developing a blog that follows your conscious path while inspiring your creativity, and your readers!
Many people struggle with developing content for blogging and particularly with self promoting. Yet there are many simple (and in many cases free) tools to keep you authentic and excited about blogging and marketing your unique gifts.

In this session, you’ll learn how to find creativity in your day, how to market yourself with a conscious approach as well as creative and inspiring ways to move into being a more expansive blogger generally. We’ll discuss:
*What to think about before launching your blog
*What platforms are the easiest to use in creating your blog
*Tools to turn on your creativity
*How staying heart-centred attracts your tribe online
*Shifting perspectives to shift your writing world
*Marketing 101 for the conscious blogger
*Taking your blog to the next level with heart-centred marketing
*Shining you light in the world one blog post at a time

Marianne Pestana is the highly acclaimed radio show host of Moments with Marianne on Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network & WMEX 1510AM Boston, heard in over 135 countries with over 800k listeners. Marianne’s entrepreneur experience, previously as a VP of Sales and currently a highly successful Literary Publicist, Marketing Insider and Social Media Strategist for over 13 years, has uniquely equipped her to train and mentor thousands of people worldwide from first time entrepreneurs to high level CEOs and corporations. Her conscious and intuitive perspective to life and business provides an innovative and out of the box approach that inspires all those she comes in contact with.

For more information visit www.MariannePestana.com and
http://dreamvisions7radio.com/moments-with-marianne-tm/
It’s time for you to stand in the light, add more fun to your creative process and shine!

To register for this event, visit the IACCW website and sign up for a free or full membership: http://www.iaccw.com/159/benefits-join

To view this upcoming event visit:
http://www.iaccw.com/5/member-events

Social Media for Artists at aBuzz Gallery in Denver, Colorado

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Today I had the honor of presenting to a group of artist at the request of  aBuzz Gallery owner, highly acclaimed fiber artist and Craftsy instructor Carol Ann Waugh.

Everything I’ve learned about connecting with people through social media, I learned from my friend Marianne Pestana. She stopped by my gallery today to teach my mentorship students the ins and outs of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Just love her! – Carol Ann Waugh

Make sure to check out Carol Ann’s gallery located in the RiNO District in Denver‬Colorado‬ this coming First Friday!, June 3rd.  The exhibits aBuzz Gallery has always amazes!  www.aBuzzGallery.com

A Short Path to Change with Jenny Mannion

JennyMannion-300dpiA Short Path to Change is really about a journey about tapping into yourself, knowing that you are more and that change doesn’t have to be as hard as we make it or take a long time to see results.  The book is broken down into four sections, including 30 practical exercises.  Each individual chapter offers an exercise that will help you connect to your soul, transform and create your life by tapping into that deeper part of you by practicing kindness, patience, self-love, and forgiveness.

Section 1)  Getting Rid of the Old Stuff – Chapters include: Forgiveness/Self-Forgiveness and Fears and Worry.

Section 2)  Learning about the Chakra System to Balance Your Energy Body –  My goal was to explain each chakra and the system as a whole as simply as possible so anyone that reads this can learn to use the chakras and their own inner diagnostic system. There is an Introductory Unit and a Chapter to help you understand each Chakra.

Section 3)  The Present Moment – Seven Exercises to connect to the present moment including  Chapters on Self-Love and Energy Healing.

Section 4)  New Ways of Thought – This Unit addresses the challenges that might come up and ways to keep moving forward on your path to change. It includes chapters and exercises on Self-Sabotage and Intention Setting.

Jenny Mannion graduated from Penn State University with a BA in psychology and was always interested in how the mind worked and in helping others. She began her own transformation through healing herself of several chronic diseases in three weeks. Since healing, Jenny has become an alternative healing practitioner, mind/body mentor and inspires people to connect with their inner power to create the life they desire. 

Jenny has witnessed clients in her own practice heal from depression, cancer, MS and many other chronic diseases and come out not only healthy but creating a life they never dreamed of. It is Jenny’s passion to help others tap into their own inner powers to transform their lives as she shares in the book she authored called, “A Short Path to Change: 30 Ways to Transform Your Life.” Jenny now conducts workshops and is a contributing blogger for The Huffington Post. She is originally from New York City and now lives in upstate New York with her two children.

A Short Path to Change: 30 Ways to Transform Your Life

Moments: Magic, Miracles, and Martinis Book Trailer Over 70k Likes!

Moments: Magic, Miracles, and Martinis Book Trailer Goes Viral with over 70k likes in over 3 days!

Click here to see the video!

“Moments is must read for anyone looking to overcome obstacles” – Douglas Wick, Oscar Award Winning Producer

“Raw and real. Author Amy Van Atta Slater’s take on facing the reality of life with its myriad of challenges and blessings, will leave you validated, refreshed and grateful for the soulful dive.” – Dr. Shawne Duperon, 6 Time EMMY® winner, Project Forgive Founder

“A beautiful book, about choices and how they converge on lives. Healing emotions and changing our path after “the perfect storm” we all face during life. To find out that, after all, we are not just left with ruins.” – Valentina Martelli, CEO, IbiscusMedia, TV Host, Producer, Documentary Filmmaker

“A quick burst of inspiration, Moments provides encouragement during life’s most difficult times.” – Lisa Germani, CBS Eye on Detroit Field Reporter, Street Beat On Air Host at CW50 & Producer 

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Moments: Magic, Miracles, and Martinis by Amy Van Atta Slater hits #1 Bestseller

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Moments: Magic, Miracles, and Martinis by Amy Van Atta Slater hits #1 Bestseller the day it’s released!

If you are unhappy, struggling through one challenge after another, and feeling disconnected from everyone, you are not alone. Regardless of the reason,unhappiness can permeate every area of life if left unchecked. So is it possible to shift perspectives and live a life of happiness and peace? Engaging and practical, Amy’s new book Moments: Magic, Miracles and Martinis presents simple steps to take ownership of your happiness, health, love, and prosperity, towards a greater level of self awareness and success.

Join Amy on a life-changing journey as she navigates the challenges of divorce, parenting, chronic Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and her father’s diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia towards wellness and a fulfilling life. Using this remarkable book as your road map, learn how to gain greater empowerment and change your life to have lasting happiness.

Click here to order your copy today!

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Transform Your Life and Break Free of Limitations for Lasting Happiness

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Join us Thursday at 5am & 5pm EDT – Transform Your Life and Break Free of Limitations for Lasting Happiness with bestselling author Amy Van Atta Slater on Moments with Marianne at Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network.

If you are unhappy, struggling through one challenge after another, and feeling disconnected from everyone, you are not alone.

Regardless of the reason,unhappiness can permeate every area of life if left unchecked. So is it possible to shift perspectives and live a life of happiness and peace? Engaging and practical, Amy’s new book Moments: Magic, Miracles and Martinis presents simple steps to take ownership of your happiness, health, love, and prosperity, towards a greater level of self awareness and success.

“Moments is a must read for anyone looking to overcome obstacles” – Douglas Wick, Oscar Award Winning Producer

Join Amy on a life-changing journey as she navigates the challenges of divorce, parenting, chronic Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and her father’s diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia towards wellness and a fulfilling life. Using this remarkable book as your road map, learn how to gain greater empowerment and change your life to have lasting happiness.

You can listen to the show by click here at 5am & 5pm EDT! http://rdo.to/DREAM7

NASA & IHMC Have Teamed Up To Create the X1 Exoskeleton

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Join me TONIGHT, Sunday, May 8th at 8pm EDT & Thursday, May 11th at 5am & 5pm EDT on Moments with Marianne at WMEX 1510AM Boston & Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network as I talk to the IHMC Research Team and pilot Mark Daniel!

Driving home from work, Mark Daniel was involved in a car accident leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Through the recommendation of his physical therapist, Mark applied and was soon selected as the perfect candidate to work with the IHMC’s project as their pilot.

NASA Johnson Space Center and IHMC are jointly developing a powered lower extremity exoskeleton. The focus of this collaboration is to develop a robotic device for a range of applications, including mobility assistance for abled and disabled users, rehabilitation, and exercise. The robot features torque controllable actuators at the hip flexion/extension and knee flexion/extension and passive joints to allow for hip ab/adduction and hip internal/external rotation. The powered joints will be capable of variable impedance, ranging from zero impedance for transparent mode to high impedance for stiff position control.

Click here to see the NASA video about the X1 project!

If you are in the Boston area tune into LIVE to WMEX 1510AM, not in the Boston area click here at 8pm EDT: http://rdo.to/WMEX

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Premonitions of Death Saved This Woman’s Life

19418e2e-130a-4de8-8033-7732cbab415dAfter months of premonitions, Stephanie suffered an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) in May 2013, seconds after her second child, Jacob, was born. She was clinically dead for 37 seconds. It was the actions of one doctor taking heed of Stephanie’s concerns that saved her life!

Several months prior to suffering the AFE, she was diagnosed with a complete placenta previa, which can cause serious complications during delivery.  Following this discovery, Stephanie experienced overwhelming premonitions of doom.  She told many people about her anxiety and her premonitions (not making it through the delivery, the baby being fine, her need for a hysterectomy, a rare occurrence of a potential marriage between the placenta and the uterus, among others), including her doctors in New York and Chicago, but was not taken seriously. Tune in to learn more and visit Stephanie’s website to purchase her book!

37 Seconds with Stephanie Arnold
Friday, April 15th at 5am & 5pm EDT & Thursday, April 23rd at 5am & 5pm EDT

You can listen to the show by click here at 5am & 5pm EST! http://rdo.to/DREAM7

You can visit Stephanie’s website at:  http://stephaniearnold.net

 

The 4 Keys To Influence with Krystal Covington

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The 4 Keys To Influence with Krystal Covington on Moments with Marianne at WMEX 1510AM Boston & Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network on Sunday, April 13th at 8pm EST

Krystal is a marketing consultant, branding expert, and master of the art of personal influence and self-promotion. She has led the launch of multi-million dollar projects and worked directly with CEOs of small and large businesses.

Krystal is also CEO and Founder of Women of Denver, a thriving community dedicated to helping women showcase their personal value, so they can build powerful and influential personal brands. Her community features a unique activity-based programming model that helps women develop strong, lasting, and collaborative relationships. To learn more visit  www.krystalcovington.com

If you are not in Boston and would like to hear the show, click here at 8pm EDT/6pm MDT http://rdo.to/WMEX

Being a Go-Giver with Bob Burg

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Being a Go-Giver with Bob Burg on Moments with Marianne at Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network & WMEX 1510AM Boston.  Friday, April 8th at 5am & 5pm EST & Thursday, April 14th at 5am & 5pm EST
 
Bob Burg shares information on topics vital to the success of today’s businessperson. He speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations.
Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.
 
Although for years he was best known for his book Endless Referrals, over the past few years it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) that has captured the imagination of his readers.
 
The Go-Giver, a The Wall Street Journal and Business Week Bestseller, has sold over 500,000 copies. Since its release it has consistently stayed in the top 25 on 800ceoread’s Business Book Bestsellers List. It has been translated into 21 languages and is Bob’s fourth book to sell over 250,000 copies. You can visit Bob’s website here: http://www.burg.com/
 
You can listen to the show by click here at 5am & 5pm EST! http://rdo.to/DREAM7

Living a Heart Centered Life

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The fabulous individuals that I am interviewing this month really bring to light, and serve as a reminder, how important living a heart centered life is. So how can I shift my life to be more heart centered? Is it possible to develop deeper relationships, not only with others but most importantly myself?

Let me share with you a couple of secrets that worked for me when I started on my path. Part of my everyday routine, begins and ends in gratitude. There is always so much to be grateful for, no matter what is happening. I find that by shifting my focus on what I’m thankful for allows me to see the world in a different way. It’s so easy to engage with others in a bit of complaining or gossip, but this contagious habit can spread like a cancer in your life if left unchecked. By shifting focus and choosing to look for all things positive (and believe me… there were some days I had to stand pretty far back to see a glimmer of positivity!) I have found that there is little that can happen in my day that throws me off my path. 

The second secret I would like to share with you is a very simple, yet profound blessing that you can silently do for anyone. It’s called Heart to Heart at www.JudyGoodman.com I have personally seen the miraculous happen when doing this blessing. The caveat is this blessing is done with no expectation or intentions for the other person, you are only the conduit for the blessing to occur, thus allowing the Universe to work it’s magic. Now who doesn’t want a more magical life!

Both of these secrets are simple, yet very important in making significant change. Life is merely an illusion, it is an invention of our thoughts, beliefs, feelings and perceptions. So let’s choose to have an experience that feeds our soul and allows us to live

Remember to tune in this month as I explore how to show up and live life from the Heart!

Make Every Moment Count!
Marianne

Living Your Creativity with Laura Hollick

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Special Guest Laura Hollick will be on Moments with Marianne, Thursday, April 7th at 5am & 5pm EST on Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network and WMEX1510AM Boston as discuss Living Your Creativity.

Laüra Hollick is an award-winning artist, creative spiritual entrepreneur and lover of our Earth. She is known as the Soul Art Shaman. After walking 10,000km on a Vision Quest Laüra clarified her purpose and dove into business to realize it. She is the founder of Soul Art Studio Inc., a thriving business devoted to circulating love around the planet with creative inspiration.

BRAVO TV created a documentary about Laüra’s art and life called ‘The Artist’s Life- Laüra Hollick.’ She has hosted and produced over 500 radio shows for 93.3 FM CFMU called ‘The Artist’s Lifestyle.’
Laüra recently gave a TEDx talk called “You are the Art.” www.LauraHollick.com

You can listen to the show by click here at 5am & 5pm EST! http://rdo.to/DREAM7

Moving Into New Beginnings

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Spring is in the air and every thing is moving into a new beginning!  So how can we move into a new beginning in our own lives?  It’s simple to do the normal spring cleaning in our home, car and office, but sometimes the most difficult changes could be doing a little spring cleaning in our personal lives.  Much of this can be done by how we choose to see the world and how we choose to interact with others.  This quote from Judy Goodman is a great reminder of the power that each of us possess in determining what type of experience we will have.

“Every day is a new beginning.  Plan ahead for for what you would like that beginning to look like.  Remember that every thing is about the choices we make!” – Judy Goodman

Waking up and choosing to have a good day, not taking things personally, being kind with your words (including towards yourself!) and taking the initiative to reach out to others in kindness is a great start!

Join me in planning ahead  by choosing not to complain for the next 30 days.  By watching our words, it will help shift our experience into a positive one, regardless what his happening around us. Let’s move our focus towards what we are grateful for in our lives.  Making this shift in perspective will change your life!  

How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can

12742816_815327158590741_7054984933898083901_nUsing energy therapy and emotional healing techniques, How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can shows you how to achieve complete and permanent healing by loving, accepting, and being yourself no matter what. Energy therapist Amy Scher presents an easy-to-understand, three-part approach to using energy healing for removing blockages, changing your relationship with stress, and coming into alignment with who you truly are.

After overcoming a life-threatening illness, Amy had an epiphany that healing is more than just physical. Her dramatic story serves as a powerful example of how beneficial it is to address our emotional energies, particularly when nothing else works. Discover areas of imbalance and easy ways to address them on your healing journey. Whether you are experiencing physical symptoms and chronic illness or are just feeling lost, sad, full of anxiety, or emotionally unbalanced, this book will show you how to use intuitive self healing to change your life. http://amybscher.com

Sunday, March 13th at 8pm EST & Thursday, February 18th at 5am & 5pm EST on Moments with Marianne at WMEX 1510AM Boston & Dreamvision 7 Radio Network. If you are in the Boston area, you can hear the show LIVE on WMEX 1510AM. Not in Boston but would like to listen to the show? Click here at 8pm EST! http://rdo.to/WMEX

Choosing Hope

KaitlinKaitlin Roig-DeBellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen six- and-seven-year-olds from the tragic events that took place on December 14, 2012, by piling them into a single-occupancy bathroom within her classroom, mere feet from the brutal and indiscriminate massacre taking place outside the door. Since then, despite the unimaginably painful experiences she endured, she has chosen to share her experience with others, in the hope that they too can find light in dark moments.

Kaitlin is the Founder & Executive Director of Classes 4 Classes, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization. Kaitlin founded Classes 4 Classes knowing that positive social change was needed, and that this needed to begin with the youngest members of our society, our K-8 students. Classes 4 Classes is a social networking tool, for every student in the United States to learn: compassion, caring, kindness, empathy, consideration, through active engagement. Classes 4 Classes has worked with over 1,000 students in 10 states. In 2015 they are expanding to all 50 states.

Choosing Hope is a lot of things. A written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping firsthand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction. An inspirational memoir by a brave young woman whose story is one of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience. And a celebration of all the people who make the choice to pass along their hope and positivity to young ones—parents, mentors, and especially teachers. There is no moving on, but there is always moving forward. And how we move forward is a choice.

You can visit Choose Hope & Classes 4 Classes Here!

“Teachers rescue children every day by teaching them the skills they need to succeed in life.  But no teacher expects to have to rescue her students from a deadly attack.  Kaitlin Roig’s quick thinking and swift action saved her students’ lives. In her book, Choosing Hope, Kaitlin honors the memory of the children and educators whose lives were lost on that sad day.” — Mrs. Laura Bush, Former First Lady of the United States 

Choosing Hope is a stirring memoir, capturing not only the brutality of the Sandy Hook tragedy but the incredible heroism, resilience and grace that emerged in its wake. Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis’s deep love for her students makes this a bold, inspiring and ultimately hopeful book.”  — Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of the New York Times bestseller Thrive

Click here at 5am & 5pm EST to listen to the show! http://rdo.to/DREAM7

“Moments with Marianne” is a transformative hour that covers an endless array of topics with the ‘best of the best.’ Her guest are leaders in their fields, ranging from inspirational authors, top industry leaders, business and spiritual entrepreneurs. Each guest is gifted, and a true visionary! A recognized leader in her own work, and while teaching others to develop, refocus, and grow; Marianne will bring the best guest, and sometimes a special surprise. Don’t miss this – you never know just which ‘moment’ will change your life forever.

Moments with Marianne is available on Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network and WMEX 1510AM Boston every Thursday & Friday at 5am & 5pm EST and every second Sunday at 8pm EST with over 1 Million Listeners in over 135 countries.

3 Tips to Get Over Valentine’s Day Blues

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Are you stuck in your PJs feeling like the month of February should be stricken from the calendar? With Valentine’s Day over, you now find yourself in either one of two categories; You feel elated that there was finally some much needed, romantic down time with your special someone, or are you feeling a bit blue because Valentine’s Day is just another reminder that you’re single and your “romantic dance card” looks more like the cast of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

If you find yourself in the later category, then these 3 simple tips will have you refocusing and finding love in your everyday life!

1) Let go of what love should look like and stand in appreciation of all the love that is currently in your life. This can be love from your family, friends, pets, strangers showing you “love” by opening doors or something as simple as a smile. You will not only become a happier person (who doesn’t want to be that!) but you will attract more loving relationships into your life. What a win-win situation and joy to be in!

2) Fix yourself up for YOU! Regardless where you are going during the day, headed out to get gas or pick up some groceries, tidy up your hair, makeup and clothing. The more you have pride in how you look the more confident you will become.  We all have different body types so don’t’ compare, love that uniqueness that is yours alone. The greatest love story of your life should be falling in love with yourself and the beautiful person that you are. Everything after that is just icing on the cake!

3) Give it away! If you are looking for love in your life and there isn’t any to be found, give it away.  Look to see what local charity you can be involved with, visit a nursing home spending time with some of the residents or help a neighbor with their groceries. When you give love away, it comes back to you!

Practicing these three steps will change how you view the world around you.  There is a happy life waiting for you, all you have to do is shift perspectives and show up.

Seeing Possibilities Through Blindness

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Endurance athlete Dan Berlin of Team See Possibilities doesn’t let the onset of blindness that developed later in his life slow him down. This go-getter is making history as he encourages other to “see possibilities” regardless of their situation.  Dan grew up in the chocolate town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, and now co-owns Rodelle, one of the world’s leading vanilla extract companies, in Colorado where he lives with his wife and two children.

Over the course of twenty years, Dan gradually lost his eyesight from cone-rod dystrophy. He struggled with the limitations of his new reality, but instead of simply feeling sorry for himself, he came up with a new way to approach the rest of his life. He decided, despite his blindness, to become a marathoner.  

Dan has since run twelve marathons, including NYC and Boston, completed two Half Ironman triathlons, completed the Rim to Rim to Rim: running across the Grand Canyon and back nonstop. He is the first blind person ever to complete this intimidating challenge. His most recent accomplishment was making history by being the first blind athlete to complete the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in a single day.

Accompanied by three guides at Team See Possibilities, who are constantly looking for new iconic locations for Dan to become the first blind athlete to complete a major test of physical fitness.  He’s in great company with a team consisting highly notable individuals themselves; Charles Scott who left a 14 year career at Intel Corporation to develop the Family Adventure Guy, which has been featured in National Geographic and is an author who raises money for charities as he competes in endurance challenges,  Alison Qualter Berna is a proud mother of three and co-founder of Apple Seeds, a children’s play space based in New York City. Alison has worked in production at NBC after graduating from Princeton University and has also started and managed a global sports program called Sports for Development at UNICEF, and Brad Graff a Harvard Business School graduate and formal Naval Officer, who recently ended his 17 year career at Intel Corporation.

While it took some training, nothing could prepare the guides for the task ahead. Alison talks about how “she really needed to be more confident in herself in order to complete the run and guiding Dan allowed her to share something extraordinarily powerful with someone that needed her.”

Dan stumbled many times while crossing the Grand Canyon, but he never give us. “He lives a life on what’s possible and then makes it happen” Alison shares. It’s Dan’s goal to encourage both children and adults suffering from blindness to move beyond limitations and to think about new possibilities.

To learn more about Dan and Team See Possibilites click here: http://www.teamseepossibilities.com

US & UK Bestselling Author Marina J talks about her new book Turn Yourself On

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Tune in on Friday, February 12th at 5am & 5pm EST as we talk with bestselling international author, relationship expert and coach, Marina J about her book TURN YOURSELF ON.

TURN YOURSELF ON is every woman’s handbook to get their fabulous back!  You know how it is…you feel like you’re going through the motions most days – you’re not depressed – but don’t feel you have much to look forward to either.  No one knows it of course, you are a very well put together package, but you feel it especially at night. You have a shelf full of self help books but everything you’ve done up until now has only taken you so far.  You’re still not in that life that’s waiting for you and you know theres greatness in you.  

But how do you become the Queen of overcoming the icky to get to fabulous… and easily? So you feel good with cherries on top? Especially when you’re down in the dumps? And just after you’ve just had a massive argument with him?

When you’re…

¥ Hurt or upset by what they just did to you
¥ Insecure because of what’s been going on
¥ Angry with yourself for sabotaging yourself again ¥ Crap at asking for what you want
¥ Ready for a big fat change
¥ And you’re ready to be uQerly fabulous?

Open this book at the exact page you need; every page is overflowing with an opulence of gorgeous tools, ideas and techniques, that will support you daily

Marina J teaches women one of the most important skills of all: How to get your fabulous back after upset with him, with her or with life – because your happiness is everything!  Her smart, uplifting and poignant approach will have you laughing, healing deeply and yes, flourishing like the woman you were born to be! She does the deep stuff and the sparkly gorgeous stuff too. A relationship expert, international best selling author and speaker, Marina has helped thousands of women around the world live the life they always knew they were meant to be in.  www.MarinaJ.net

 

See the Miracle…

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Each morning we are given a choice in how we view the world around us and how we choose to feel. If you see miracles in everything around you, more miraculous will come into your world! Yet most of us are focused on everything that is wrong or could go wrong. A simple decision to shift your perspective will also shift your reality in all areas of your life. A pebble in the sand may be beautiful by itself, but many pebbles creates a glorious shoreline. So how do you view the world around you? Is there magic awaiting you or do you feel that there is nothing.

If you don’t feel that there are miracles in your day to count, start by being grateful for one thing before you get out of bed, and another as you are getting ready for your day. There is always something to be grateful for even if it’s as simple as a warm bed to sleep in and a roof over your head. Continue this practice throughout your day and keep a journal to tally all the good and great that has shown up in your life. By the end of the day, you will see the pebbles of gratitude and miracles that you have collected and beautiful shoreline that is built uniquely for you. What a splendid way to start and end your day!

www.MariannePestana.com

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Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More with Hay House UK author Julia McCutchen

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Did you miss the interview with Julia McCutchen last week?  Get your creative juices flowing with this inspiring conversation!  Make sure to tune in on Thursday, February 11th at 5am EST & 5pm EST as we talk to Julia who is an intuitive mentor, the author of two books including her latest Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More (Hay House) and the founder & creative director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW). 

Following a successful career as a publisher of books on spiritual and personal development (Element and Random House), a life changing accident in 1999 triggered a series of major quantum leaps in her own spiritual awakening. She left the world of publishing to prioritise exploring the deepest mystery of conscious and creative truth.

Today, Julia teaches conscious (self-realisation) creativity (self-expression), and conscious writing, and is dedicated to opening the way for people to wake up to the truth of who they are, and live consciously and creatively in the world. Her speciality is to bring deep intuitive insight to guide people to access their true voice, and to write consciously and creatively from the level of the true self.

Julia loves working with people at all stages of the creative process, from the early days before any writing has been done right through to guiding experienced writers to shift their work onto new levels of originality and impact. Her approach is deeply holistic and combines the inner journey of conscious and creative self-discovery with the practical steps required for all kinds of creativity, writing and publishing books, articles, and written materials of all kinds.

In 2014, Julia was included in WE Magazine Top100 Women in Ecommerce, and lives with her husband in Wiltshire near to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath in the south west of England.

For more information see www.JuliaMcCutchen.com and www.iaccw.com

Moments With Marianne is heard on Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network every Thursday & Friday at 5pm & 5amEST, Saturdays at 5am EST and every 2nd Sunday at 8pmEST when Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network is live at 1510am WMEX Boston with over 1 Million listeners in over 135 countries.
 
To listen to the show visit this link at the airing times: 

Conscious Writing: How to Write from Your Heart with the Voice of Your Soul by Julia McCutchen

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Conscious Writing by Hay House UK author Julia McCutchen is an original approach to creative awakening which leads you to discover your true self and express your true voice – on the page and in the world. It’s a journey of self-realization (conscious) and self-expression (creativity) which can be applied to any and all types of writing, and fluently blends soul with craft to reveal your richest insights and ideas.

Whether you dream of writing but haven’t started yet or are an experienced author, Julia will guide you through this tried and tested step-by-step process for releasing your fears and writing what you are truly here to write. Drawing on an inspiring mix of perennial wisdom, psychological research and modern neuroscience, she teaches how to:

·         Apply the 7 Core Principles for individual experience of transpersonal Truth, and emerge transformed and ready to write.
·         Align all aspects of yourself – body, emotions, mind and soul – to bring your whole self to the creative writing process.
·         Dive into deep creative flow and play with possibilities in the quantum realm of infinite potential.
·         Visit the Conscious Writing Sanctuary, a powerful inner space out of which timeless words flow freely.
·         Realize your full potential and effortlessly stand out from the crowd as you express yourself consciously and creatively as an author in the world.

Conscious Writing is a truly wonderful book that will sit next to Writing Down the Bones and other classics on writing, and will be well-used by me!’- Robert Holden, author of Happiness NOW and Shift Happens

To order the book click here!

 

Finding Love in Your Day

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As the month of February begins, many of us are drawn to thoughts of Valentine’s Day, where it’s expected that we should shower our special loved one with token devotions of our love.  But what if your relationship isn’t all that great or you’re single and starting to feel a little down because another Valentine’s Day is on the horizon without a viable romantic interest in sight?

Have you every looked around to see the love that already surrounds you on a daily basis?  The type of Love I’m talking about isn’t romantic by any means, but the outpouring of caring and compassion towards others.

I wake up everyday, deeply grateful for all of the amazing, and wonderful people in my life and the love they bless me with.  I have learned that if we let go of what love should look like and stand in appreciation of the love that is currently in our lives, not only are we happier people (who doesn’t want to be that!) but we will attract more loving relationships into our lives.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Alan Cohen, and one of his quotes speaks so eloquently to this.  “You can only see in someone else what you see in yourself”. How can I be a good  boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, neighbor, friend or member of my community and love others if I have yet to fall in love with who it is that I am?

As my mentor Judy Goodman said in her latest newsletter, “Whatever is lacking in your own life, give it away to another person”.  If you are not feeling loved, have you been loving towards your friends and family.  How about a stranger?  A simple smile, opening the door for someone, offering to help at a local soup kitchen or letting someone get in the lane in front of you can be a simple, yet profound gesture of love.

This month I am encouraging all of my friends (and this includes you!) to find love in your everyday journey.

Living From a Conscious and Vibrant Connection to Truth with Julia McCutchen

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Julia McCutchen is an intuitive mentor, the author of two books including her latest Conscious Writing: Discover Your True Voice Through Mindfulness and More (Hay House) and the founder & creative director of the International Association of Conscious & Creative Writers (IACCW).

Following a successful career as a publisher of books on spiritual and personal development (Element and Random House), a life changing accident in 1999 triggered a series of major quantum leaps in her own spiritual awakening. She left the world of publishing to prioritise exploring the deepest mystery of conscious and creative truth.

Today, Julia teaches conscious (self-realisation) creativity (self-expression), and conscious writing, and is dedicated to opening the way for people to wake up to the truth of who they are, and live consciously and creatively in the world. Her speciality is to bring deep intuitive insight to guide people to access their true voice, and to write consciously and creatively from the level of the true self.

Julia loves working with people at all stages of the creative process, from the early days before any writing has been done right through to guiding experienced writers to shift their work onto new levels of originality and impact. Her approach is deeply holistic and combines the inner journey of conscious and creative self-discovery with the practical steps required for all kinds of creativity, writing and publishing books, articles, and written materials of all kinds.

In 2014, Julia was included in WE Magazine Top100 Women in Ecommerce, and lives with her husband in Wiltshire near to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath in the south west of England.

For more information see www.JuliaMcCutchen.com and www.iaccw.com

Moments With Marianne is heard on Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network every Thursday & Friday at 5pm & 5amEST, Saturdays at 5am EST and every 2nd Sunday at 8pmEST when Dreamvisions 7 Radio Network is live at 1510am WMEX Boston with over 1 Million listeners in over 135 countries.
 
To listen to the show visit this link at the airing times: 

A Course in Miracles Made Easy by Alan Cohen

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A Course in Miracles (ACIM)—the self-study spiritual-thought system that teaches the way to love and forgiveness—has captured the minds and hearts of millions of people, and delivered inner peace where fear and pain once prevailed. Its universal message is unsurpassed in its power to heal. Yet many students report that they have difficulty grasping the principles, or encounter resistance to the lessons. So, even while they yearn for the spiritual freedom the Course offers, they put the book aside, hoping one day to get to it.

Alan Cohen, ACIM student and teacher for over 30 years, takes the Big Picture ideas of the Course and brings them down to earth in practical, easy-to-understand lessons with plenty of real-life examples and applications. A Course in Miracles Made Easy is the Rosetta stone that will render the Course understandable and relatable; and, most importantly, generate practical, healing results in the lives of students. This unique reader-friendly guide will serve longtime students of the Course, as well as those seeking to acquaint themselves with the program.

Click here to order the book today!