Moments with Marianne #2

So excited to share that the Moments with Marianne show is #2 on the prestigious Feedspot list of the 100 Best Spiritual Podcasts You Must Follow in 2024! A heartfelt thank you to our incredible community; your support has made this achievement possible.

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1000 Shows

Celebrating a Milestone: 1000th Moments with Marianne Radio Show Episode Airs!

In the world of radio broadcasting, reaching a milestone such as the 1000th episode of a show is a testament to the enduring power of connection, insight, and inspiration. Such is the case with the “Moments with Marianne” radio show, which celebrated its 1000th episode airing. This momentous occasion not only marks a remarkable achievement in the realm of broadcasting but also highlights the impact that a dedicated host, community, and meaningful content can have on listeners around the world.

A Journey of a Thousand Episodes: The Evolution of Moments with Marianne

The journey to the 1000th episode of “Moments with Marianne” has been one filled with stories, conversations, and insights that have touched the hearts and minds of millions of listeners around the world. Currently heard in 99 countries, the show is hosted by the charismatic and insightful Marianne Pestana. The show has grown from its humble beginnings into a global platform for discussions on personal growth, spirituality, mindfulness, business, neuroscience, and more.

Over the course of these 1000 episodes, Marianne has welcomed an array of guests, from New York Times Best-Selling authors, to Emmy Award-Winners, psychologists, thought leaders, Veterans, and non-profits, each bringing their unique perspective and wisdom to the airwaves.

Impactful Conversations: What Sets “Moments with Marianne” Apart

What sets “Moments with Marianne” apart is its commitment to authenticity and depth. In a fast-paced world filled with soundbites and quick fixes, Marianne has created a space where meaningful conversations can flourish. The show’s format allows for in-depth discussions that delve into the core of important topics, offering listeners a chance to explore new ideas and perspectives.

Listeners often recount how they have been moved, inspired, and transformed by the stories shared on the show. From tales of personal triumph to insights into the nature of consciousness, each episode holds the potential to spark profound shifts in how individuals perceive themselves and the world around them.

Celebrating a Community: The 1000th Episode Extravaganza

As a Moments with Marianne show listener, you play a pivotal role in a vibrant community dedicated to fostering personal growth and positive change, both within yourself and throughout the world. Listening to Moments with Marianne is an invitation to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment. It entails actively seeking out thought-provoking conversations, challenging your personal beliefs and boundaries, and embracing the wisdom that resonates with you.

Our listeners consistently find themselves inspired, motivated, and equipped with the tools needed to bring about positive changes in their lives. They discover the courage to confront challenges, the clarity to set meaningful goals, and the resilience to overcome obstacles.

The Moments with Marianne community understands that change goes beyond self-improvement; it extends to making the world a better place. Our listeners are conscious individuals who actively seek opportunities to contribute to positive change, whether through acts of kindness, social engagement, or supporting causes that align with their values.

Looking Forward: The Next Thousand Moments

As “Moments with Marianne” embarks on its journey beyond the 1000th episode, the show remains committed to its core values of authenticity, growth, and connection. With each passing episode, Marianne and her team continue to curate conversations that challenge, enlighten, and expand the minds of their listeners.

The show’s success serves as a reminder that in a world inundated with information, there is still a hunger for conversations that resonate on a deeper level. “Moments with Marianne” is a testament to the enduring power of radio as a medium for fostering connection and transformation, one episode at a time.

As we celebrate the milestone of our 1000th episode of “Moments with Marianne,” we extend our heartfelt gratitude to the countless guests, generous sponsors, and dedicated listeners who have played an integral role in bringing this show to life. We look forwards to the next 1000 episodes, thank you for being part of our journey!

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Terminal Cancer is a Misdiagnosis by Danny Carroll is a #1 Bestseller

Terminal Cancer is a Misdiagnosis by Danny Carroll is a #1 Bestseller

Terminal Cancer is a Misdiagnosis: Discover a Palliative Care Alternative Medicine You Can Survive by Danny Carroll, based on the findings of Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer is a #1 Bestseller in: Alternative Therapies, Two-Hour Biography & Memoirs Short Reads, and Two-Hour Self-Help Short Reads, and a #1 New Release in: Cancer, Alternative Medicine, Alternative Therapies, Biography of Medical Professionals, Two-Hour Biography & Memoirs Short Reads, and Two-Hour Self-Help Short Reads on Amazon, for over eight weeks.

Terminal Cancer Is a Misdiagnosis explores the medical findings of German medical doctor, Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer.  In 1978, two months after the untimely death of his 19-year-old son, Dr. Hamer was diagnosed with two forms of cancer, and he was given a 1% chance of survival. Using his years of medical experience, research, and knowledge, and against all odds, he survived.

From his personal experience in dealing with cancer, Dr. Hamer then spent close to four decades working directly with over 50,000 terminally ill patients. In his research, he observed that cancer is a “survival” biological program, and Dr. Hamer offers a new way to view cancer treatment. Dr. Hamer developed Germanic Healing Knowledge (GHK), his personalized alternative healing approach to terminal illness.

If you have been given a diagnosis of incurable, terminal cancer by a medical doctor and sent home to die, this may be the book for you. From Dr. Hamer’s perspective learn:

• Why many diagnoses are incorrect
• About his six-year study which resulted in the survival of 85% of cancer patients
• How to switch off excruciating pain triggered by a terminal diagnosis by using your mind-body connection
• Principles and healing protocols that can be applied to all cancer diagnoses, regardless of stage
• A music therapy to place your disease on hold while you address its origins

This book is an introduction to Dr. Hamer’s medical discoveries and is followed by a book series that does a deep dive into different diseases and illnesses based on Dr. Hamer’s findings. Learn and compare the Conventional Medicine and Germanic Healing Knowledge approach to the cause, symptoms, and treatment of each disease. Readers decide which is more compelling.

Dr. Hamer’s pioneering work opens up new possibilities for a more comprehensive and personalized approach to healing, inviting a paradigm shift in the entire world of alternative medicine.

Danny Carroll is the International bestselling author of Terminal Cancer is a Misdiagnosis: Discover a Palliative Care Alternative Medicine You Can Survive, recognized teacher, public speaker, and Germanic Healing Knowledge (GHK) alternative health practitioner. Originally from the UK, he attended the London School of Economics and later moved to India where he now lives and works. After experiencing many serious health challenges, Carroll set out to find a path to health and wellbeing and discovered German medical doctor Ryke Geerd Hamer’s (1935-2017) work. As a practitioner of Germanic Health Knowledge, Carroll offers workshops teaching doctors, nurses, and medical professionals this new mind-body approach to health and well-being.

WARNING: This book is not for everyone. If you believe that the foundation principles of conventional medicine are beyond question, this book is not for you. If you have the conviction that chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation are the only possible treatments for cancer, please do not buy this book. This information is not intended to replace any medical information or advice.  Please consult with your doctor before trying any new practices as they may not be a fit for you.

How Spiritual Experiences Offer a Richer Appreciation of Life by Karen E. Herrick, PhD

Female spiritual healer practicing mindfulness, sensing and increasing positive energy. Hand gesture

How Spiritual Experiences Offer a Richer Appreciation of Life

By Rev. Karen E. Herrick, PhD, LCSW, LMSW, CADC, ACMHP at The Edge Magazine

Once I graduated with my master’s degree in social work I started reading about the personal lives of Wm James and Carl Jung particularly. This material, which had not been given to any of us in our graduate education, interested me. I had lived in California for a number of years where I became interested in psychics, mediums etc. I felt confused that this history and the fact that both James and Jung believed in mediumship and spoke about God (in psychology!) had been deleted from my education. Why? I wondered.

It is reported that Carl Jung had a sign over his house in Switzerland that read “Bidden or Unbidden, God is There.” I then had a spiritual experience that showed me what he meant.

In 1986, at a conference on Transpersonal Psychology, which includes all psychologies, I had a Holotropic Breathwork experience where I felt another breath come into my body and out my mouth. I didn’t know whose breath it was, but I continued to breathe, and this breath breathed along with me.

After this was over, I experienced my original birth – coming down the birth canal. I remember not knowing what was happening but wondering “Where was my mother?” during this time. I had lost time and space (Where I was) during this breathing because I thought it had lasted for twenty minutes; however, the trainers said it had been four hours.

I drew a mandala which is a picture in a circle that Jung believed reduces the chaos the client had just experienced. My picture was of a flower blooming, green grass and the sun. After lunch in a circle where we all were showing our drawings, I was told that my drawing was “A rebirth.” I had very little idea of what that meant but I knew that after the breathing was over, I had felt love for the other twenty attendees. I knew we were all connected, and I knew we were all connected to everyone on earth. It was awe, just complete awe! Although, since no one else in our circle mentioned a breath coming through them, I didn’t mention that portion of my breathwork because it felt “crazy.”

It took me about two years to determine what had happened to me. I related mostly to Bill Wilson’s, the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, comment when he had his spiritual experience after asking God to remove his desire to drink. He said something like “I felt a breath of spirit, not air, go through me and my desire to drink was gone.” With my research and this story, I then knew I had also felt the breath of the Holy Spirit.

The most profound effect from this Breathwork Experience is that I now, like Jung, know there is a God. It is a grounding knowing that helps me understand much more about Jungian Psychology, what he was trying to teach us and I have more wisdom and spirituality daily coming into my life.

I continued to learn about James and Jung and mediumship. Mr. and Mrs. James had lost a toddler son. Mrs. James went to local mediums in Boston and found Mrs. Leonora Piper. Wm James started attending the seances and with his colleagues started working with Mrs. Piper who James eventually called his white crow. A white crow is someone who has an unusual ability. James then began the study of mediumship at Massachusetts General. He called them “Mental Healers.”

Jung’s mother had been psychic. He said she was a particularly good mother even though once in a while during a conversation she would come out with a sentence or two that made no sense to anyone. His grandfather, with his second wife, would sit at lunch and talk to his first wife who was “On the other side.” Jung saw all these states of consciousness, which is why he was so interested in psychology. His first job out of the university was as Assistant Manager in a mental hospital, which was a block long. The staff lived on the second floor above the patients. For the first six months, Jung never left the facility. None of this material on James or Jung was ever given in any psychology course I took through eighteen years of “education.”

A psychic is a person you go to when you want to discover where Grandma hid the money in the attic before you sell the house. A medium is who you go to when you want to talk to Grandma. Psychics and mediums blend two energy fields (The 3rd and 4th dimensions) from earth to the other side and vice versa. Some have interchangeable skills.

Jung was present at an investigation of a medium. An electrical engineer measured the degree of ionization of the atmosphere in the immediate vicinity of the medium. At one point on the right side of her chest, the ionization level was about sixty times normal. He stated that this Ion situation should be studied further in the future. I believe the future is NOW.

For clients who are in chronic grief and seem stuck in their therapy, I sometimes will highly recommend a visit to a medium. We discuss their resistance from what their family believes, which is usually not going, to what their religion believes, which is usually not going. If and when they go, the guilt they were feeling, sometimes unconsciously, is gone and they know they now have a connection on a different level with their loved one. Once this loving connection is understood, their grief is very much resolved.

How do all these spiritual experiences happen? I believe one answer is about some of the metaphysical systems that are swirling all around us. First, is our sensory, materialistic world where things can be explained in a rational way and where there is cause and effect. In this reality, everyone can see what is going on and there is a past, present and a future.

Second, is the clairvoyant reality or unobstructed universe. In this reality, only one person can see what is being experienced. There are things such as, but not limited to telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, prayer, contemplation, and meditation. Feelings determine your response, your heart and mind connect, and it is where we experience the NOW which is a place where we get to know and connect to our Soul. The feelings in this reality are those of calm, peace, love, serenity, centeredness, and connectedness.

This place of NOW is where I was during my breathwork experience. It is where clients are when they feel the love during a medium visit. These experiences usually happen to only one person. One would have to be clairvoyant to see what the experiencer is feeling. So far, clairvoyance is mostly an inherited gift people have. We need more clairvoyant researchers, medical doctors and nurses to help tell us what is going on with the vagus nerve spiritually when psychic energy is being felt in the physical body. Until then, we need more people to just be educated that these experiences can and do happen. So far, 40 to 50% of the population in the United States are having some sort of spiritual experience. Even so, it takes years for someone to research and then to talk about these experiences.

The experiencers are thrust into a higher state of consciousness. They are humbled about what has happened to them. They then believe there is a higher intelligence or power in the universe. They believe they have a definite purpose even if they do not know what it is. They want “better” relationships. And they spend more time lowering their mental level – not thinking. They want to meditate, garden, walk, be in nature, read spiritual material, etc.

These are just some of the benefits that come from having a spiritual experience. Believe! And one may just happen to you!!! And, if nothing else, please spread the word that they are possible! Thank you.

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Finding Moments of Kindness, Empathy, and Calm

The world seems to be in so much turmoil and discord.  So how can we improve conditions not only for ourselves, but for those around us, and the planet?  Where can we find places of calm within ourselves?

Over the years of hosting the award-winning Moments with Marianne Radio Show, one thing that I have found to be a constant is that we are only able to change our actions and reactions to events, people, or places.

If someone is harsh, rude, or having a melt down, perhaps they are having a rough day that we can’t even begin to understand.  We never know the personal battles and struggles that others go through, what challenges they are facing, or what has brought them to the point of where they are today.

Offering a little empathy, patience, understanding, and silent prayer, can shift the energy of a situation, whether we see it or not.  It’s the little acts that we do on a daily basis that determine the kind of experience we’ll have, and the kind of person we are showing up in the world as.  This colors our perspective of the world, how we view it, and all of the events that take place, either “good or bad”,  as an opportunity for further our personal or professional growth.

Go out of your way to be kind and compassionate towards others, if they acknowledge what you have done or not.  Hold the door open for the person behind you, help a handicap person put their groceries in their car or get a cart, talk to people around you with as much love and compassion as you wish to be treated with.

Together we can all make our experience, and the experience of others a little better every day.  Now doesn’t that change your world?

Make Every Moment Count!


The Taste of Joy Festival with Celebrity Author Emily A. Francis

Oh My Malta presents The Taste of Joy Festival with Emily A. Francis

Oh My Malta is teaming up with one of its contributors, Emily A. Francis to present The Taste of Joy Festival; a food festival and celebration of her brand new book ‘The Taste of Joy’, a love letter to local farmers and fishermen, which introduces the world to the Mediterranean way of life and Malta specifically. Located at the the lovely Vincent’s Eco Estate, there is something for everyone!
What to expect at the food festival:
The Taste of Joy: Embrace the Wisdom of the Mediterranean to Create a Delicious Life book signing with celebrity author Emily A. Francis
– Local producers selling their signature local products to everyone to take home
– Homemade nibbles to snack on during the event
– Food and beverage vendors
-Handmade products for sale
– Live music
-Kids area (bouncy castle)
It gets better, the entrance is FREE!
Get ready to celebrate Malta’s local produce and the people behind it as well as get your hands on Emily A. Francis‘ brand new book, which its a compilation of the information and knowledge she gathered through her interviews for Oh My Malta.

OM Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine article by Emily A. Francis

5 tips to cultivate a meaningful, empowered and nurturing relationship with your body. By Emily A. Francis

Check out this OM Yoga & Lifestyle Magazine article by Emily A. Francis on cultivating a meaningful, empowered and nurturing relationship with your body.


Jason Eastwood of Guitarfulness Celebrates the Release of New Album ‘Living Room Ballads’

Jason Eastwood of Guitarfulness Celebrates the Release of New Album ‘Living Room Ballads’

Jason Eastwood of Guitarfulness” has just released his new album “Living Room Ballads”. His music has been shared around the world to create spaces of calm and relaxation at work, home, yoga studios, meditation centers, spas, and retreat centers. His quest is to raise the vibration of his listeners’ journey and provide beautiful relief from the stresses of the modern planet.

In 2014, outwardly it seemed as though Eastwood was living the dream life, but inwardly everything was unraveling. Seeking a way to cope with the stress, anxiety, and chaos of the music industry, he sought out yoga and meditation as a way to cope. Eastwood began studying healing music from around the world and incorporated this knowledge into his own music. Soon Eastwood was composing and performing this type of music on his handmade classical guitar, often hearing his music called “the most relaxing guitar in the world”.

Music has been shown to have a powerful effect on the mind and can be used as a tool for healing and promoting well-being. Here are a few ways in which relaxing music can promote healing:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety: Listening to music has been shown to have a calming effect and can help to reduce stress and anxiety. A study in the Journal of Advanced Nursing found that listening to music reduced stress levels by 68%.
  • Improves mood: Music has the ability to evoke emotions and can be used to improve mood. A study published in the Journal of Positive Psychology found that listening to soothing music improved overall well-being.
  • Enhances sleep quality: Slow and relaxing music can help to promote a peaceful sleep. A study published in the Journal of Music Therapy found that listening to slow, meditative music before bedtime improved sleep quality.
  • Increases focus and concentration: Music can also help to improve focus and concentration. A study published in the International Journal of Workplace Health Management found that listening to music improved cognitive performance.
  • Promotes brain plasticity: Music has been shown to promote brain plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to change and adapt. A study published in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience found that listening to classical music improved cognitive abilities.

Jason Eastwood started playing the guitar at age of 11, and over the last four decades, the guitar has been an extension of his mind, body, and soul. After touring extensively with various musical acts and sharing stages with musical icons such as The Beach Boys, Journey, and Boston, Eastwood completed a Bachelor of Composition and a Master’s in Musicology at Dalhousie University, where he is also an instructor.

Eastwood’s other albums include: One Guitar, Majestic Skies, Wai, Resonating Earth, Singing Tibet @432Hz and Living Room Ballads. Visit his website to listen to his music or for more information

Emily A. Francis Celebrates Release of New Book ‘The Taste of Joy’ with Llewellyn Books

Emily A. Francis Celebrates Release of New Book ‘The Taste of Joy’ With Llewellyn Books

After moving to the Mediterranean with her family during the 2020 pandemic, Emily A. Francis learned insider secrets to one of the healthiest lifestyles in the world. In her new book, The Taste of Joy: Mediterranean Wisdom for a Life Worth Savoringpublished by Llewellyn Books (Jan. 8, 2023), Emily shares insights on how anyone can improve their wellness and invigorate their soul.

While not everyone can move to the island of Malta, The Taste of Joy shares the importance of living simply, mindfully, and naturally while nourishing body and soul. Discover the path to happiness as Emily recounts eye-opening experiences with a country and culture that made her come alive. Using food as a metaphor for life, this book highlights local methods for harvesting and cooking while exploring Mediterranean values. Emily’s pearls of wisdom and a handful of recipes create moments of bliss that can be relished everywhere.

Emily A. Francis is a highly sought-after speaker, bestselling author, and wellness expert with an array of education and experience spanning over 25 years. Her knowledge of the body and the body/mind connection is extensive, and her commitment to total body, mind, and spirit wellness is her driving force. Emily has a BS in Exercise Science and Wellness, a minor in nutrition, and a Master’s degree in Physical Education/Human Performance. She hosts the internet radio show “All About Healing” on Healthy Life Radio. In moving to Malta, Emily has become deeply involved with local food production on the island. She writes a regular column titled “Emily in Malta,” in the local tourism magazine Oh My Malta, where she interviews local farmers, fishermen, and chefs on single-ingredient farming. 

Rev. Karen E. Herrick, Ph.D., Interviewed by TV Show Host Kara Sundlun on Kara’s Cures

Rev. Karen E. Herrick, Ph.D., Interviewed by TV Show Host Kara Sundlun on Kara’s Cures

Can spiritual experiences improve mental health?  This topic is explored with Rev. Karen E. Herrick, Ph.D., who was interviewed by TV show host Kara Sundlun of Kara’s Cures on WFSB Channel 3 Eyewitness News.

A Gallup Poll showed that 41% of Americans have had a profound spiritual awakening that changed the direction of their lives. The Atlantic (2022) shared that those who have spiritual experiences “find a greater understanding of life, higher well-being, and more love through an exploration of the transcendent.”

Karen Herrick, Ph.D., has spent decades researching spiritual phenomena, how this information impacts mental health and overall well-being, and the need for educating mental health professionals on these experiences.

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Rev. Karen E. Herrick, Ph.D., LCSW, LMSW, CADC, ACMHP, completed her Master’s Degree at Rutgers University in Social Work and Ph.D., at Union Institute and University. She is the founder of the Center for Children of Alcoholics and has shared her clinical expertise for 30 years in private practice by lecturing on dysfunctional, addictive homes, dissociation, and grief and loss from a Jungian perspective. Since 1995, her Interfaith ministry has her actively involved in Spiritual Psychology, specifically in naming spiritual experiences and working with chronic grief. Dr. Herrick is a lecturer with CE You!, providing CE webinar courses in Jungian psychology, spirituality, mental health, and other topics.

Hay House author Karen V. Johnson, JD, awarded Silver Nautilus Award

‘Living Grieving’ by Hay House Author Karen V. Johnson, JD, is a 2022 Silver Nautilus Book Award Winner

Hay House author Karen V. Johnson, JD, was awarded the Silver Nautilus Award for her new book Living Grieving: Using Energy Medicine to Alchemize Grief and Loss. Based on Karen’s heartbreaking journey of losing her son to a drug overdose, she blends her personal journey through grief with the transformative healing path she discovered along the way.

Karen V. Johnson’s fast-paced professional life came to an abrupt halt when she lost her 27-year-old son to a heroin overdose. Rather than grieve in a way that made people around her comfortable, she did the unexpected. She left her lifetime appointment as a Federal Judge of over 30 years, sold her house and all her belongings, and went on a two-and-a-half-year journey that took her all over the world, finding a healing and spiritual practice along the way.

Karen didn’t think she could ever find her way out of despair, but she found a process that worked – a sacred journey and map through grief and loss that she shares with others so they can heal too. The Hay House, Nautilus award-winning book Living Grieving: Using Energy Medicine to Alchemize Grief and Loss offers simple-to-use tools to address grief and loss of any kind. Including grief and loss of:

  • a passed loved one
  • a beloved pet
  • a former way of life
  • a job
  • a home
  • a sense of self

Karen V. Johnson, JD, MPH, MPIA, is a graduate of Georgetown Law Center (J.D.), a former Fulbright Scholar in Afghanistan, and holds Master’s Degrees in Public Health and Public and International Affairs (MPH, MPIA). Karen is a retired federal administrative law judge who practiced criminal and energy law for more than 30 years and is a former U.S. Army JAG officer, Major, USAR (inactive). Karen has trained extensively in the techniques of Illumination, Soul Retrieval, Extractions of Energies and Entities, Divination, and Death Rites.

It’s not possible to go back to the life we lived before grief and loss, but we don’t have to remain stuck in the overwhelming emotions of guilt, anger, fear, resentment, and despair – a stagnant place of lifelessness. Join Karen and create a new and powerful self-realized life by visiting her website at

…Johnson doesn’t skimp on discussing more practical measures for facing grief. She writes with candor on the challenge of training her mind to meditate, of the power of ‘living consequently,’ and the value of seeking out and welcoming new experiences.” – BookLife Review

Readers enduring bereavement are sure to see themselves in her bleak confessions of anguish and take comfort from her warm encouragement to undertake new beginnings.” – Kirkus Review

Award Winning Film, The Way of Miracles, Now available on Amazon

Award Winning Film, The Way of Miracles, Now available on Amazon

lucid exploration of the fundamental state of existence [which] should convince you that life and existence are miracles” — Dr. Deepak Chopra

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, USA, February 28, 2023  The Way of Miracles, a groundbreaking documentary on holistic healing is now available to audiences through Amazon. Originally released in 2021, and only available through private viewing events, and other limited platforms, this award-winning film is now available to a wider audience via rental and purchase options through Amazon.

This transformative film, produced and directed by debut documentarian Christina Vircillo Bresson, from Three One Creative, reveals the mystery of healing through following the work of holistic practitioner Dr. Mark Mincolla and the experiences of his patients. Blending lessons from traditional Western medicine and ancient holistic systems, this film explores connections between energetic properties of food, thought, and emotion and its effect on immunity, chronic inflammation, and genetic expression of disease. Featuring compelling interviews from celebrated luminaries in the field, including Drs. Deepak Chopra, Bruce Lipton, Shamini Jain, Rollin McCraty, Menas Kafatos, and more, viewers discover how to harness the power of healing.

“The Way of Miracles” has won 11 film festival awards, including Best Health Awareness film and recently the COVR Visionary Award.

a groundbreaking [and] a transformative journey…while grounding us in scientific research.” — Dr. Shamini Jain

With its powerful message and beautiful cinematography, The Way of Miracles is a must-see for anyone seeking to unlock their body’s natural potential and learn about the science of holistic healing. Stream the film on Amazon today and experience the transformative power of healing for yourself.

Christina Vircillo Bresson
Three One Creative
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Book Club Pick: Myung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation by Dr. Jenelle Kim

Myung Sung: The Korean Art of Living Meditation by Dr. Jenelle Kim

What would your like look like if you had a way to achieve balance, resolve conflict calmly, and achieve personal happiness?  For many of us, just one of these would be a main goal to achieve of our lifetime.  

As an introduction to the Korean art of living meditation, Dr. Kim shares ancient practices that her family has held for centuries. Centered on Dr. Kim’s father and his time in the mountains learning from Master Borion, Myung Sung offers a path toward developing the keys for a fulfilled life.

In the space between Tao philosophy, mindfulness, and meditation, Myung Sung challenges us to become more aware of our connectedness to the unlimited energy around us. 

Its’ easy to see why this is the first book club pick of 2022!

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To learn more about Dr. Jenelle Kim’s work visit her websites at:

Listen to the inspiring Moments with Marianne interview with Dr. Jenelle Kim here!

Giving Thanks

While we are coming together in unique ways today, I wanted to take a moment to thank to each and every one of you for being a part of my journey. The gift of your friendship has meant so much to me over the years.   

Our age of connectivity has allowed us to remain close to those we love, while keeping each other safe during this difficult time.  Reaching out with kindness, compassion, or empathy doesn’t require that we physically be there, it only requires that we listen, be patient, and show up with love. For many of us, I know that it feels that action is required and we need to “do” something.  I feel the same way. 

With so many of us experiencing such devastating hardship, others are creating innovative ways to feed, support and help one another. If you are able to, make it part of your Thanksgiving plan to Give.  Please take a moment to donate $5 (or anything that you can give) to an organization that touches your heart.  Here are a few that have moved me to do the same: 

My wish for each of you is that your day is filled with an abundance of kindness and love.

Make Every Moment Count


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Burning Shield

In the Moments with Marianne book club Burning Shield: The Jason Schechterle Story by Landon J. Napoleon

Growing up, Jason Schechterle had one dream – to serve as a Phoenix Police Officer. After serving four years in the Air Force, at the age 26, Jason achieved his goal to work on the streets of Phoenix as a rookie police officer. Then, only 14 months into what was supposed to be a life-long career, Jason’s life took an unexpected, dramatic and, at the time, tragic turn.

To listen to the interview click here!

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Chicken Soup For The Soul: Laughter Is The Best Medicine


In the Moments with Marianne book club Chicken Soup For The Soul: Laughter Is The Best Medicine by Amy Newmark!

Do you need some levity to help with the ups and downs of life?  Chicken Soup For The Soul‘s latest book Laughter Is The Best Medicine: 101 Feel Good Stories, gives readers an easy way to gain a laugh with short real-life stories.  This is Chicken Soup for the Soul’s first-ever humor collection, and a perfect read for everyone!

Click here to listen to the interview with Amy Newmark!

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Good Talk

In the Moments with Marianne book club Good Talk: How to Design Conversations That Matter by Daniel Stillman!

Do you know what it takes to develop dialogue that really matters?  Good Talk by Daniel Stillman explains how to view the conversations you have, and how to structure a conversation that brings greater engagement and connection, regardless if you’re speaking to a single person or engaged in a large group settings.  Our lives are developed based on the skill level of communication we have with others.  So it’s important to develop impactful conversation by choice, not chance.  Filled with tips, tools and easy to follow instructions, Good Talk is the perfect read for orators, professionals and people of all skillset.

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The Paradise Table

In the Moments with Marianne book club The Paradise Table: a Kate Grace Mystery by Maryann Ridini Spencer 

Maryann Ridini Spencer follows up with her award-winning novel Lady in the Window with another enticing and empowering page-turner. The Paradise Table, with its touches of divine inspiration, demonstrates how out of heartbreak and loss, and with the love of ohana (friends and family), we can find hope, healing, and understanding.

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On My Watch: A Memoir by Virginia Buckingham

In the Moments with Marianne book club On My Watch by Virginia Buckingham.

What if you were publicly blamed for the 9/11 attacks? Virginia shares her story as head of Boston’s Logan International Airport during September 11th, and finds herself in the middle of a media and political storm as she is publicly blamed for the terrorist attacks. This heartbreaking story, shares the trauma, and struggle as Virginia is blamed for the unimaginable that occurred on her watch, and how she moves forward with faith as she creates a new life.

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The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi

Moments with Marianne book club pick for June is The Henna Artist by Alka Joshi!  This remarkable novel that will transport you to another place and time. A beautifully crafted and intoxicating read, The Henna Artist is filled with color, tradition, and bravery, as 30-year old henna artist Lakshmi Shastri sets out on her own to redefine her life and pursue her dreams.  At the pinnacle of her career, Lakshmi’s past soon comes to haunt her, but is everything really what it seems?

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Seeing Opportunities in Challenges

When faced with overwhelming bills, relationships difficulties, oppressive bosses, unreasonable clients, over booked schedules, never ending to-do list, aggressive people along our path or difficulties with health, are you viewing these as challenges or opportunities?

While most people would view these as difficulties or life altering events, shifting perspective can not only change how you feel about the situation, but also the outcome.

The world will offer to you, what you choose to see in it

If we ask ourselves  “What am I supposed to learn here?” it shifts the energy of the situation. This moves us from a victim mentality of things happening to us, to one of opportunity, learning and growth. This simple question can change our world. We instantly become inquisitive about the the world around us and move from problem defining into problem solving.  This empowering view is a process that you can get excited about.  How can I shift the energy from where I am to where I want to be?

Reflecting on this phrase can change the energy of what we perceive is taking place, how we react to a given situation and more importantly, what can be learned as we become aware of the bigger picture and step outside of our individual pain or fear. 

In the end, isn’t it all about our perception?  Are we having a good life experience where we choose to see the positive in everything we are faced with, or one that is fraught with individualized fear & pain?  Either way, it’s all a choice.

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Navigating to Inner Peace

With so much chaos in the world, it can seem impossible to find a place of peace, let alone peace within ourselves. We often hear that world peace begins with us, but how do we navigate from where we are to where we want to be? This quote from the Dalai Lama has always been a golden reminder that obtaining peace begins with us.
“Changing the world for the better begins with individuals creating inner peace within themselves.” – Dalai Lama
When our own hearts and minds become peaceful, so does our world.

Inner peace can sometimes seem like a difficult thing to accomplish, like an out-of-reach level of enlightenment that’s only obtained by yogis or spiritual masters. But this is not the case. We go through life shouldering the baggage of someone else’s story, their programmed behaviors and limiting beliefs. If we listen to what is really being said, in the background the distorted messages of “You’re not good enough,” “You’ll never amount to anything,” and “You’re not worthy,” are really old recordings of a story that someone else decided to believe.

Perhaps our great-grandparents were told this by their parents and then shared that with their children. Perhaps a boss hears that from a supervisor on a daily basis and continues the cycle with his employees. Maybe it’s something that a coach or mentor has said with the intent in offering “constructive criticism,” but instead delivers a heartbreaking pain that lasts a lifetime. However it shows up, it’s a limited belief that is then handed down as if it’s a right of passage.

In all of this you have a choice. You can choose to believe what you have been told, or question everything and develop new beliefs about yourself, what you value and who it is that you are. You are worthy, you are amazing, you are always good enough, and so much more. When you know this in your heart to be true, the inner dialogue quiets and you are left with a new way of being, one that has brought you to the the path of inner peace. As every journey begins with a single step, so does your path toward developing inner peace.

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Featured Guest: Judy Goodman, CPC, CSRC, CRC, Speaker, Professional Coach and Award-Winning Author of Journey… The Quest of the Soul, Shares Her Global Work.

by staff writer Victoria Davis

Judy Goodman is an award-winning author, highly recognized motivational speaker, devoted mother, beloved grandmother and, as others put it, a “teacher of teachers.” For many years, she was immersed in the high-profile public work-force, even being involved in negotiations between Russia and The United States regarding an aircraft of the future. But over 35 years ago, Goodman decided to devote her time entirely to what she says was “always my destiny”— guiding people along both the physical and metaphysical journey of life. 

“I was born walking in two different worlds,” said Goodman, who is internationally recognized for being a certified professional coach helping clients of all backgrounds and ages, find healing from addiction and trauma. “I knew I was different, I just didn’t know how far that was going to take me.”

Goodman is a trained hypnotherapist and her work, as a teacher and counselor, has taken her all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Europe, Egypt, and Peru, and has given her the chance to meet with many public figures and celebrities. One of the achievements she is very proud of is her audio book, ‘Journey…The Quest of the Soul,’ which has been downloaded in twenty-three countries.  Goodman was a bit ahead of her time when she decided to make the book ‘audio,’ and subsequently re-mastered it into a digital format, allowing it to be downloaded all over the world.

 “It’s a book about life’s questions,” said Goodman, “a place that answers those thoughts you might not know how to ask.”  

Journey tackles seemingly out-of-reach subjects like the afterlife, the existence of angels and other realms, and the interpretation of dreams. True to her notable workshop and teaching ability, Goodman’s audio book is over four hours of unscripted answers. After the earlier overwhelming acceptance of the audio book, Goodman recently re-released her work on iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon. Journey was also the recipient of the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award. Readers have reviewed her work as “Life changing,” “Moved to tears,” and “Beyond conventional wisdom.”

Having served as a Kaiser Institute faculty member, working with professional individuals to develop their intuitive abilities, as well as being a founding board member of The HeartLight Center in Denver, a center for grief support and education, Goodman has had the chance to interact with a variety of clients, from all over the world. She adds that Journey isn’t saturated in case studies or recorded philosophy, rather it is founded on her own understanding, experiences and the knowledge she was born with.

“I’m much more spiritual than I am religious,” said Goodman. “This book embraces most religions because I believe there’s a bit of truth in almost every religious doctrine. We all believe in something; my job isn’t to change people’s belief system, it’s to encourage them to ask questions. The gift I receive from my work is that I have learned something from every person that has crossed my path.”

Goodman has long been recognized for her motivational quotes and is currently completing a book of her original work, written over the last 35 years. The title of her soon to be released work is “Changing Your Reality.” The book is full of pictures, many of which were taken by the author herself.  Each motivational statement written by Goodman will also feature additional thoughts of how it might be applied to the reader’s life.  At this time Goodman anticipates a release in mid-to-late, 2019.

“This will be one of those things you’re going to keep on your bedside table or on your coffee table,” said Goodman. “It’s one of those books you can pick up and find a saying that will help you pretty much any day of the year.” 

 Goodman states that the industry has taught her a great deal about releasing her work, and plans to release a digital version, along with a print on demand copy. She adds, “When I write, the words just flow, and it’s almost sequential. It isn’t about being that smart, I think it’s just because I’m doing the right thing in my life.”

Judy Goodman, CPC, CSRC, CRC, Working and Teaching Beyond Conventional Wisdom! Trained in Hypnosis, Certified Professional Coach, Relationship Counselor, Addiction Recovery Coach, Grief Support and, an internationally recognized intuitive.

You can access links to Journey and download Goodman’s self-help workbooks on her website

John Assaraf’s Innercise Defines the Difference Between ‘Interested’ and ‘Committed’


John Assaraf’s Innercise Defines the Difference Between ‘Interested’ and ‘Committed’

by staff writer Victoria Davis

Brain blocks are a part of everyday life. It might come in the form of procrastination, where an assignment or project just seems too daunting to even begin. It could also look like depression, giving up on goals due to previous failures, or even the mere thought of failing. Whether it’s a physical, mental or emotional block, New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur John Assaraf believes it can all be overcome with this question: “Are you ‘interested’ or are you ‘committed?’ This is the foundation of Assaraf’s latest book, Innercise: The New Science to Unlock Your Brain’s Hidden Power. 

Having started as a high school drop-out with patchy—and not entirely law abiding—minimum wage work experience, Assaraf says in the intro of his book that he had a “shallow” understanding of success. Even after receiving life-changing guidance from a successful business tycoon, building five multi-million-dollar companies and appearing on shows like Larry King and Ellen, Assaraf says this “life in the fast lane” cost him his health, his family and his sanity. What makes Innercise unique, is it’s not a get-rich-quick scheme or a book of brain games. It’s an honest and scientific approach about living life to the fullest. 

The book begins with a quote by Napoleon Hill, reading, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” This sets the tone for the rest of Assaraf’s work, constantly driving home the point that our brains are masterpieces of engineering at our ambition’s disposal. We can do whatever we set our minds to, using the same mind-over-matter exercises used by pro athletes, Navy SEALS, CEOs and astronauts. But there is another point Assaraf aims for audiences to understand—there must be a balance between “success” and “survival.” 

There are three parts to Assaraf’s book: “Know Thy Brain,” “Master Your Thoughts and Emotions” and “Master Your Behavior.” The first part of the book dives into the nooks and crannies of our brains, where thousands upon thousands of neurons are firing away to make the system function. We are “goal setting machines,” according to Assaraf, but our brain’s primary purpose is to ensure our survival, not our success. However, by using the tools our bodies were born with, there can be a balance between our health and our happiness. This, in turn, allows us to fully and sanely commit to our ambitions, rather than harboring a mere interest, only following through with what is convenient. 

Not only is Innercise a book that helps unlock the secrets to success but is refreshing in the way Assaraf illustrates how to thrive in business, relationships and personal health. Though it relies heavily on professional research, the chapters are not crowded with scientific jargon. Rather, it draws audiences in with common thoughts, feelings and emotions the average dreamer wrestles with. This not only makes the book easier to understand, but also makes it more relatable, helping readers to understand what it means to fully “commit” to the life you imagined for yourself.

Finding Hope & Forgiveness

How can we cultivate hope and forgiveness during our darkest hour?  With each tragedy our society endures, it feels as if we’re slipping into the abyss of a “new normal”.  This is something that we must fight against, not by pushing it away with anger, hatred or fear. Through the lens of compassion, it’s clear to see that we are not so dissimilar from one another.  It’s in realizing those similarities that the sparks of hope and forgiveness are fueled.

Practicing compassion, forgiveness, love, and kindness, with ourselves and everyone around us, can impact the world in ways we may never fully comprehend. Living a life of greater love for one another starts by seeing the divinity in each person that crosses our path. Sometimes this might be difficult to do, but it’s in recognizing this, everything changes.

Make Every Moment Count!

Moving Through Loss

Most of us know the five stages of grief, but for the heart loss isn’t something that can be quantified and there is no set time to move from one stage to another.  All we can do is take one difficult day after another, allowing time and love to heal the wound.

Whether it be a family member, beloved pet, friend, the Queen of Soul or a decorated War Hero, there’s a measure of grief for who they were and the legacy they leave in our world.

The loss of their brilliant light is palpable, yet we are better for having spent time in their glow. It’s been said that the pain we feel when we lose someone is equally to the love we had for them.

But how do we move through these losses? The truth is, there’s no wrong way, but there is a way. We move through loss by paying tribute to those we have loved, even from afar. We share their pictures, notes, memories, and words of wisdom. We honor their values and character by emulating those best qualities, so their legacy can live on in others. As difficult as it might be, we re-engage with those around us, even if it’s a little at a time. Over time, the pain will drift away, but their impact in our lives will forged be in our hearts and actions.

Make Every Moment Count!



Megalodon: Dominic Pace’s 20-Year Mega-Reward

By Victoria Davis, staff writer & journalist

While B monster movies may not be considered “high-class” cinema, there’s no point in denying that they are well loved. Since Steven Spielberg ignited the golden age of shark movies in 1975, viewers have been hooked on bloody underwater attacks and heroic life raft escapes. As a tribute to the six Sharknado films produced by Asylum Entertainment, Sharknado Week will be kick-started with Asylum’s latest: Megalodon. This is not only a cinematic reward for scary shark movie enthusiasts, but also for the film’s star, Dominic Pace.

An Ossining native, and coincidentally born the same year that Jaws released in theaters, Pace’s acting career has been most noted by his recurring roles on NBC’s hit comedy, Superstore, ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel live and his appearances on countless television crime shows over the past 20 years. But now, Pace is reaping what he’s sewn, being rewarded with his first Top Billed Role in Megalodon.

“I’m very grateful to have grown up in Ossining,” said Pace in an interview with Ossining Patch. “We weren’t a Participation Trophy Town which is the reason why I have been able to endure the ups and downs of this business. From sports to academics, to the parents. There was no ‘sugar coating’ life. It kept kids grounded, and it gave you tough skin. To understand that this world, or Hollywood doesn’t owe you a thing, but that you have to go out and earn it.”

Director James Thomas’ thriller will put Pace, playing U.S. Navy Captain Jack Streeper, against the Russian Navy, while also dealing with a 150-foot shark, of course. Pace says that this film is not as “campy” as Sharknado, and that as much fun as it would be to “wield a chainsaw machine gun,” he was grateful Thomas made this film a little more grounded. 

“Sometimes sci-fi films, I feel like they have a little bit of a bad habit in terms of just being on the surface, and the one thing that was great about this was all five/six leading characters had a lot of depth to them,” said Pace in an interview with Rich Girl Network TV. “It wasn’t so much about not only the relationships, but were also carrying the honor of not only the United States Navy but also the Russian Navy. So, to me that had a lot of texture and I was honored to be a part of it.”

Megalodon will air Monday, August 13 on SyFy at 8 p.m., PST.