Moments with Marianne
Danielle LaPorte is a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.” The former director of a future studies think tank in Washington, DC, where she managed a team creating global scenarios. She now speaks about the intelligence of the heart. Danielle is also the author of The Fire Starter Sessions, The Desire Map, White Hot Truth, and producer of dozens of meditation kits and online programs for spiritual support. https://daniellelaporte.com
Have you reached all of your goals that you thought would bring you happiness, and still feel empty and unfulfilled inside?
After walking away from a career in the performing arts to focus on guiding individuals into a surprising, new approach to personal transformation, Ron Baker has spent twenty-five years as a bioenergetics therapist, healer, speaker, and author. He has nurtured thousands into meaningful empowerment through his School of Self-Mastery and inspired millions to come together for worldwide events that he has led from sacred sites around the globe. www.RonBaker.net
Do you hide your deepest dreams and desires, only to find them later covered with doubt, insecurity, old experiences, and fears?
Cynthia James is a transformational specialist and one of today’s brightest and best loved inspirational leaders and teachers guiding thousands of people to make changes at a deep level for lasting healing in their lives. Whether coaching, speaking or teaching Cynthia invites participants into INQUIRY, INTROSPECTION, AND INTEGRATION. Ms. James has completed two Master’s Degree programs; one in Consciousness Studies from the Holmes Institute where she was awarded the honor of distinguished alumni, and the other in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. https://cynthiajames.net
Dr. Vicki Matthews is a naturopathic physician and advocate for natural healing. She teaches her five elements system in the USA and Europe, guiding thousands to relationship transformation. Dr. Vicki blogs regularly at Ask Vicki. She also wrote an award-winning novel, The Goddess Letters, and has appeared on the Oprah show twice. https://vickimatthews.com
Mona Sobhani, Ph.D., is a cognitive neuroscientist. A former research scientist at the University of Southern California, she holds a doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Southern California and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University with the MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project. She was also a scholar with the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics and her work has been featured in the New York Times, VOX, and other media outlets. https://monasobhaniphd.com/
Board Certified in Integrative & Holistic Medicine as well as Family Medicine, Certified Functional Medicine physician Dr. Martha Calihan, MD, brings decades of experience to her work with patients, whom she helps achieve optimal health and wellness through a variety of techniques. Dr. Calihan has spent many years studying and obtaining credentials in holistic, functional, and integrative medicine. Her practice has been awarded the Best of Loudoun prize for alternative medicine each year since 2007. https://www.fivestoneswellness.com
Parvati Markus has been “midwifing” spiritually-oriented books and memoirs as a writer and substantive editor since her first efforts with Ram Dass’ classic Be Here Now. Books she has edited have been published by Hay House, Inner Traditions, Simon & Schuster, Contemporary/McGraw Hill, Lotus Press, etc. She has helped with spiritual organizations (as past President of the Board of the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram and Temple in Taos, NM) and events (as a development consultant and speaker for the Global Peace Initiative of Women). She is on the Board of Advisors for the Love Serve Remember Foundation. https://parvatimarkus.com
When our loved ones pass, how can we know they’re ok?
Rev. Karen E. Herrick, PhD, LCSW, LMSW, CADC, ACMHP, finished an interdisciplinary doctoral major at Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2008 in Philosophy. Her thesis was entitled Naming Spiritual Experiences. She has shared her clinical expertise for thirty years in private practice and by lecturing on dysfunctional, addictive homes, dissociation, and grief and loss from a Jungian perspective. She is now researching the potential benefits of mediumship knowing that grief is primarily resolved when the bereaved can recognize their continuing spiritual bonds with the deceased. www.karenherrick.com
Kristen Lee, Ed.D., LICSW, is an award-winning behavioral science and leadership professor, clinician, researcher, activist, comedian, and author. She has over two decades of clinical experience in outpatient mental health, and thirteen years of teaching and leadership roles in higher education. She leads the Behavior Science program at Northeastern University and lives in Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. https://kristenlee.com
Is it possible to tap instantly into your subconscious and receive answers to your urgent questions?
Catherine Shainberg, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned transpersonal psychologist, lecturer, teacher, visionary, and award-winning author. Grounded in the Kabbalah of Light, her work integrates timeless wisdom with modern Western traditions to catalyze creative manifestation at all levels, in all areas of life – personal and professional, communal and global. She created the School of Images® based on her profound realization about the power of images to create, manifest and transform. As a master of this work, she has developed an approach and body of techniques using dreams, images and inner gazing to communicate with our subconscious and change our lives. https://theschoolofimages.org
Donna Seebo is an International Radio Host/Producer, Award-Winning Author, Keynote Speaker, Mental Practitioner, Counselor, Communications Specialist and Minister. https://delphiinternational.com
For almost four decades, Vincent Genna has helped thousands of people around the world heal, unlock and release their passions and purpose, and transform their lives through his inspiring radio and television interviews, dynamic and loving keynote presentations, workshops and classes, and private sessions. An authentic and gifted psychic medium with the knowledge and experience of a psychotherapist and the big charming personality of a showman, Vincent offers his audience and clients the opportunity for deep emotional healing, radical spiritual awakenings, and the key to make everything they attempt work. https://vincentgenna.com
Iman Oubou is a Moroccan American, entrepreneur, former beauty queen, and published scientist on a mission to change the women’s media landscape. Through her diverse experience with business, pageantry, and STEM, Iman noticed gender disparities in the workforce and an omnipresent bias across printed and digital media. She founded SWAAY, an all-in-one publishing platform for women, to champion the voices of female change-makers through the power of storytelling. https://theglassledge.com
Jane Enright is an ordinary person who has survived some extraordinary things. An inspiring and humorous thought leader, author, and speaker, Canadian-based Jane is a former kindergarten teacher, strategic planner, and university lecturer, as well as the founder of My Super Awesome Life Inc. She speaks to audiences seeking answers to overcome a fear of the unknown, grief, stress, loss, depression, anxiety, stagnation, indecision, sadness, and more. From top executives to stay-at-home moms, she is helping audiences throughout North America land “butter side up” and find joy after unplanned change. https://www.janeenrightauthor.com
Mallika Chopra is Chopra Global’s Chief Executive Officer, a mom, media entrepreneur, author, and public speaker. Mallika shares insights she gained while seeking meaning and balance as a mom and entrepreneur who felt she was overwhelmed by work, family, and too many responsibilities. Mallika has taught meditation to thousands of people, and is currently a mindfulness consultant for the animated series, Stillwater, on Apple TV+. She enjoys speaking to audiences around the world about intention, balance and living a life of purpose. Mallika has a BA from Brown University, an MBA from Kellogg Business School, and an MA in Psychology and Education with a mind body spirit concentration from Teachers College, Columbia University. https://chopra.com
Erin Falconer is the author of How to Get Sh*t Done, a digital entrepreneur, and the editor-in-chief and co-owner of PickTheBrain, one of the most trusted self-improvement communities online. She was named “one of the top digital entrepreneurs in Los Angeles” by LA Confidential and one of the “Top 7 Women Changing the Digital Landscape for Good” by Refinery29. Erin has a master’s degree in clinical psychology and lives in Los Angeles, California. erinfalconer.com
Zibby Owens is an author, podcaster, publisher, CEO, and mother of four. Zibby is the founder of Zibby Owens Media, a privately-held media company designed to help busy people live their best lives by connecting to books and each other. Zibby’s award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books, and Moms Don’t Have Time To, a new content and community site including Zibby’s Virtual Book Club, events, and the former Moms Don’t Have Time to Write. She is a regular columnist for Good Morning America and a frequent guest on morning news shows recommending books. https://www.bookendsmemoir.com
Ann J. Clark, PhD, RN, spent most of her career as an academic researcher, most recently at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she directed the Center for Nursing Research. A sought-after speaker on the afterlife, she is a Michael Newton Institute–certified Life between Lives facilitator and a Reiki Master. She is the owner of and practices at Wisdom for Wellness in Hoover, Alabama. Her popular Great Loss workshops are offered online. She holds a BS in nursing from Macalester College, an MN from Emory University and is a registered nurse. Her PhD is from the University of Chicago. www.birminghamhypnosis.com
While everyone knows we inherit our physical DNA, did you know we also inherit our emotional DNA? This ancestral blueprint of thoughts, feelings, and actions govern how we perceive, expect, and react in our world today. So can we change these patterns?
Judy Wilkins-Smith is a highly regarded organizational, individual, and family patterns expert. A systemic executive coach, trainer, facilitator, thought partner, and leadership conference and motivational speaker, she has 18 years of expertise in assisting high-performance individuals, Fortune 500 executives, and legacy families to end limiting cycles and reframe challenges into lasting breakthroughs and peak performance. https://judywilkins-smith.com
Are you feeling exhausted, over-worked and under-valued? Tune in for this discussion with Jan Chozen Bays, MD, as we discuss her new book Mindful Medicine.
Jan Chozen Bays, MD, is an ordained Zen teacher and a pediatrician who specializes in the evaluation of children for abuse and neglect. She has trained in Zen for forty-five years with Roshis Taizan Maezumi and Shodo Harada. With her husband she serves as co-abbot of Great Vow Zen Monastery, a residential center for intensive Zen training in Oregon. https://www.zendust.org
Lissa Bachner has been ranked among the country’s leading amateur equestrians. When she was three, Bachner was diagnosed with two, rare immune disorders — Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which inflames her joints, and uveitis, which attacked her eyes and lead to her blindness. By the time she was thirty, Lissa had lost her left eye and most of the vision in her right eye. Regardless of her lack of vision, she continued to ride and compete at show jumping’s highest level.Despite the crippling diseases, painful surgeries and her doctor’s disapproval, Lissa never lost her passion for horses and riding. She has competed all over Virginia, where she is from, and in several other states on the East Coast. She has won 4 national rankings, 10 zone rankings, 82 nationally ranked classes and 118 top 3 placings. Lissa graduated from Skidmore College with a B.A. in English.
Nancy Rynes is an inspirational speaker, artist, and author of “Awakenings from the Light” and “Walking in the Light”, books detailing the lessons she learned from two near-death experiences (NDEs). Nancy had a degree in geology, a minor in archaeology, and has participated in archaeological digs around the world. Nancy is also a leading voice for bringing eternal, spiritual wisdom into our lives on Earth, developing our heart-centered intuition, and living a life of inspired creativity. Featured on the TODAY Show, Nancy is known for her inspiring keynote speeches, workshops, individual sessions, and presentations on how to live a more purposeful, joyful, creative, and inspired life. NancyRynes.com
Are you struggling with a challenge?
Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. She is a sought-after international speaker and former host of Real Body Talk, an online interview talk show. Through her virtual school, Yoga for Eating Disorders, Jennifer offers individual yoga therapy, groups, classes, and continuing education and mentoring for professionals. https://www.yoga4eatingdisorders.com/
Do you find the topic of non-duality confusing? Join us for a discussion with Brad Warner on his new book The Other Side of Nothing: The Zen Ethics of Time, Space, and Being.
Brad Warner is the author of numerous books, he is a Soto Zen teacher, a punk bassist, filmmaker, and popular blogger who leads workshops and retreats around the world. In addition to his books, his writing appears in Lion’s Roar, Tricycle, Buddhadharma, and Alternative Press. He also the host of The Hardcore Zen Podcast on YouTube. www.hardcorezen.info
Can the ancient practice of yoga transform your life and soul? Join us for a discussion with Kori Hahn on her new #book Rituals of the Soul: Using the 8 Ancient Principles of Yoga to Create a Modern & Meaningful Life.
Kori Hahn is the author of Rituals of the Soul and founder of a community gathering place called the Santosha Society, which is dedicated to travel, surfing, and the soulful. She hosts numerous trips around the world for hundreds of women who study Ayurveda, yoga, meditation, and all things related to soul growth, knowledge, and fulfillment. http://www.SantoshaSociety.com.
Tania Kolar is a Mindset Coach, Speaker, TV Personality, best-selling Author of Breaking The Stupid Mold, and host of The Mindset Mentor on Sauga 960 AM. Tania has been recognized as a leading expert on mindset and transformation. She is also President and Founder of Ignite Life Mastery INC, a personal development and transformation hub designed to help purpose-driven entrepreneurs, organizations, and individuals evolve to the next level of human performance and potential. She is also co-founder of the Awaken Infinite Magnificence mindset & transformation annual conference. Through her private coaching, seminars, live events, and online academy, Tania helps awaken the limitless potential that resides within. Tania also entertained the nation as a long-time former show host at TSC, working with top leading and celebrity brands in direct response television. She was also a guest host at HSN, QVC US, and Ideal World UK and is a show host and contributor for FiveD.TV. https://taniakolar.com
From our archive, in memory or Dr. Walter Semkiw
Dr. Walter Semkiw is a Board Certified Occupational Medicine physician who practices at a major medical center in San Francisco, where he served as the Assistant Chief of Occupational Medicine. Previously, he served as Medical Director for Unocal 76, a Fortune 500 oil company. After obtaining his medical degree at the University of Illinois, Chicago, he trained in psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Denver, one of the top three programs in psychiatry at the time. Dr. Semkiw embarked on reincarnation research in 1995 and he is the author of Return of the Revolutionaries: The Case for Reincarnation and Soul Groups Reunited, which was published in 2003. He has appeared on CNN and in Newsweek, as well as numerous other television and radio shows. He has been cited on numerous occasions in the Times of India, which has the largest circulation of any English language newspaper in the world. Dr. Semkiw is President of Institute for the Integration of Science, Intuition, and Sprit. http://www.iisis.net
Robert Kopecky is an author, essayist, and Emmy-nominated art director. He designed the credits for Showtime’s Weeds, designed and art directed the PBS children’s show Word World, and much more. He contributes to Gaia.com, Beliefnet, TheMindfulWord, The Utne Reader, Innerself, Soul Life Times, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sue Pike, the Animal Talker (www.SuePikeEnergy.com). http://RobertKopecky.blogspot.com
Cold Fear is the thrilling sequel from former Navy Seal Brandon Webb and best-selling author John David Mann’s novel Steel Fear. John David Mann is coauthor of more than thirty books, including four New York Times bestsellers and five national bestsellers; his classic 2008 parable The Go-Giver (coauthored with Bob Burg) earned the 2017 Living Now Book Award’s “Evergreen Medal” given for its “contribution to positive global change.” https://webbandmann.com
Think positive and live happier! These 101 true stories show you how to find joy, peace and happiness in your own life.
Amy Newmark is the bestselling author, editor-in-chief, and publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Since 2008, she has published more than 170 new books, most of them national bestsellers in the U.S. and Canada, more than doubling the number of Chicken Soup for the Soul titles in print today. She is also the author of Simply Happy, a crash course in Chicken Soup for the Soul advice and wisdom that is filled with easy-to-implement, practical tips for enjoying a better life. https://www.chickensoup.com