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.

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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!

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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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Christmas Stories with John Snyder
Sunday, December 1st at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Author John Snyder pens a story of love, hardship, and reconciliation that will leave readers filled with Christmas joy. In his second book, Snyder returns to a historic Americana setting in the 1920s and 40s. Set in Chicago and Baltimore in 1944 with flashbacks to the 1920s, Jacob’s Bell follows Jacob McCallum on his arduous journey to redemption. Sometimes the road to forgiveness and restoration can be a rocky one. www.johnsnyder.net

The Good Night with Dr. Sunita Puri
Monday, May 6th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Sunita Puri is the Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Service at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California, where she also serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Anthropology and studied Modern History at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She completed medical school and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Stanford University. https://sunitapuri.com

Heal The Body, Heal The Mind with Susanne Babbel, PhD
Sunday, May 5th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Susanne Babbel, PhD, is a licensed psychotherapist practicing with a trauma specialty in her private practice in San Francisco, CA. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), as well as the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy (USABP) and European Association for Body Psychotherapy (EABP). A contributing author for nearly a decade to the Psychology Today online blog, Babbel also writes for magazines and newspapers, appears on radio shows, creates CDs for healing, and co-taught the UC Davis Extension online course on trauma bonding.  https://www.drbabbel.com 

Radical Mindfulness with Daniel Gutierrez
Thursday, May 2nd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Once a high-powered executive and in-demand consultant who graced the covers of Latin Business, Cypen and Color Magazines, Daniel realized that there was more to success than a 7-figure earning potential. As President of PRIMER, a prestigious national leadership organization and an advisor to the Department of White House Personnel for the Obama Administration, Daniel was a highly regarded and deeply revered leader. Though Daniel was listed as one of the “Top 100 Hispanics in America” along extraordinary individuals such as Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, actor Edward James Olmos and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, something was still missing.  https://www.danielgutierrez.com

 

Always Welcome with Welcome W. Wilson, Sr.
Friday, February 15th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Wilson is Chairman of the Board of Welcome Group, LLC, which, as landlord, owns eighty-seven manufacturing and other industrial facilities in Texas comprising just less than 4 million square feet of space. He has been a real estate developer in Texas for sixty-one years beginning with his first project in Galveston County, which is now the incorporated City of Jamaica Beach. Welcome was recently inducted into the Texas Business Hall of Fame.  In the last few years, he also received the Trailblazer’s Award from the American Advertising Federation of Houston, the Crusader’s Award from Houston Neighborhood Centers, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from the Houston Technology Center, the Distinguished Service Award from CoreNet Global and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Houston Business Journal. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership where he was a long-time Chairman of its Higher Education Committee. Welcome and his wife, Joanne, will soon celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary with their five children, sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. https://welcomegroup.com

Hidden Brilliance with Katie Rasoul
Friday February 8th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Katie Rasoul is the author of Hidden Brilliance: A High-Achieving Introvert’s Guide to Self-Discovery, Leadership and Playing Big (2018). It is an Amazon Best Seller from several categories, including Business & Money Skills, Communication, and Motivational. The book, Hidden Brilliance, was born out of a personal pivot point her career that led to the incredible TEDx talk, “Uncovering the High-Achieving Introvert”, that she presented at TEDxUWMilwaukee in 2017.www.teamawesomecoaching.com 

The Five Gifts with Laurie Nadel PhD
Friday, February 1st at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Laurie Nadel is a psychologist, journalist, and best-selling author who specializes in helping people recover from trauma. In Long Beach, NY, she runs a support group at City Hall for people who are traumatized by losing their homes to Hurricane Sandy. At Metropolitan Communication Associates in Manhattan, she works with patients who have traumatic brain injuries due to assault/rape, M.S. and stroke. During 2003-2005, she directed a program for teenagers whose fathers were killed on 9/11/01. http://www.laurienadel.com

Your Turning Point with Lisa Winston
Monday, January 28th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Lisa Winston is an intuitive and healer.  Having gone through numerous challenges, including losing her home to wildfire and breast cancer, she also teaches how those challenges are sent to refine, not define you.  She has produced many global summits with top influencers, has been featured on national radio and podcasts.  Lisa co-hosts “The Mindset Reset TV Show,” seen daily by 60 million viewers worldwide.  Her mission is to support people in connecting to their inner guidance and love so they can shine more brightly in the world www.yesequalssuccess.com  www.yourturningpointbook.com

Braided with Beth Ricanati MD
Monday, January 21st at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Beth Ricanati, MD, author who has built her career around bringing wellness into women’s everyday lives, especially busy moms juggling life and children. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her MD from Case Western Reserve University; she completed her internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC. She spent ten years in practice at the Columbia Presbyterian’s Women’s Health Center, the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Women’s Health, and the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute. In addition to the frequent online writing that she does now, Ricanati has been a guest contributor for television, print, and online media, and has published medical articles in peer-reviewed journals.   https://housecallsforwellness.com/ 

Under My Skin with Lisa Unger
Friday, November 30th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of sixteen novels. Her new release Under My Skin is named one of the most anticipated and top thrillers of fall 2018 by BookBub, Bookish, Library Journal, Booklist, PopSugar and CrimeReads! https://lisaunger.com

Heartland with Sarah Smarsh
Sunday, November 25th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Sarah Smarsh has reported on socioeconomic class, politics and public policy for The Guardian, The New York Times, The New Yorker and Harper’s online, VQR, Pacific Standard, Longreads, Guernica, the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and many others. She was a Shorenstein Fellow at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  www.sarahsmarsh.com

The Gift of Our Wounds with Arno Michaelis & Pardeep Singh Kaleka
Saturday, November 17th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

One Sikh. One former Skinhead. Together, an unusual friendship emerged out of a desire to make a difference. When white supremacist Wade Michael Page murdered six people and wounded four in a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin in 2012, Pardeep Kaleka was devastated. The temple leader, now dead, was his father. His family, who had immigrated to the U.S. from India when Pardeep was young, had done everything right. Why was this happening to him? Meanwhile, Arno Michaelis, a former skinhead and founder of one of the largest racist skinhead organizations in the world, had spent years of his life committing terrible acts in the name of white power. When he heard about the attack, waves of guilt washing over him, he knew he had to take action and fight against the very crimes he used to commit.After the Oak Creek tragedy, Arno and Pardeep worked together to start an organization called Serve 2 Unite, which works with students to create inclusive, compassionate and nonviolent climates in their schools and communities. https://serve2unite.org

A River of Stars with Vanessa Hua
Thursday, November 15th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities. She received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the Asian/Pacific Award for Literature, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists’ Association. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, FRONTLINE/World, The Washington Post, ZYZZYVA, and elsewhere. http://www.vanessahua.com

The Dutch Wife with Ellen Keith
Thursday, November 8th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Winner of the HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction, Ellen Keith is a Canadian writer and a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia’s MFA program in creative writing. Her work has appeared in publications such as the New Quarterly, Globe and Mail. She currently lives in Amsterdam.  https://www.ellenkeith.ca

Life Falls Apart, But You Don’t Have To with Julie Potiker
Monday, August 27th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Author and mindfulness expert Julie Potiker is an attorney who began her serious study and investigation of mindfulness after graduating from the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at the University of California, San Diego. She went on to study with Brené Brown (the Living Brave Semester) and become a graduate of Rick Hanson’s Positive Neuroplasticity Training (Professional Course) as well as the Mindful Self-Compassion program created by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. She holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University.  www.MindfulMethodsForLife.com

If I Could Tell You Just One Thing with Richard Reed
Friday, August 17th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Richard Reed is an entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and cofounder of Innocent Drinks, the Innocent Foundation, and Art Everywhere. He lives in the UK. www.innocentfoundation.org  www.innocentdrinks.co.uk

She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) with Anne Hood
Sunday, July 29th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Ann Hood is the author of the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most, The Obituary Writer, Somewhere Off the Coast of Maine, The Red Thread, and The Knitting Circle, as well as the memoir Comfort: A Journey Through Grief, which was a New York Times Editor’s Choice and chosen as one of the top ten nonfiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly. www.annhood.us 

Moments with Marianne Radio Show 2018 Silver Award Winner

Delighted to announce that the Moments with Marianne Radio show has been selected as a 2018 Silver Award Winner by the Coalition of Visionary Resources.

Visit their website to learn how you can sign up for a free membership and participate with this great group of forward thinking visionaries! https://covr.org

How To Get To Heaven (Without Really Dying) by Robert Kopecky

In Robert Kopecky‘s latest book, How To Get To Heaven (Without Really Dying), which was just released through Llewellyn (March 2018), the reader is given a clear, and easy to understanding account of what it’s like to have a Near Death Experience (NDE) and how we can transform our lives.

It’s often reported by those who have gone through an NDE, that they have a clear awareness of being in on the other side. When they return, many of the experiencers report a deep and profound connection with everything, and a sense of enlightenment that expands within their lives.  Near Death Experiencers also have reported an overwhelming sense of love, both in feeling loved and a deep love for everyone and everything around them. It’s as if they see their life, their purpose and connection to the Divine with new eyes.  But do we all have to go through trauma of a NDE to experience such nirvana?

Having gone through three NDEs himself, Kopecky outlines his experiences and lessons that each encounter has brought.  With these insights, Kopecky shares how to create “Heaven on Earth” without having to go through the trauma of experiencing an NDE.

“Once we begin to recognize the real magic around us and experience a little bit of Heaven for ourselves…  we might take up permanent residency there.” – Robert Kopecky

Kopecky’s book beautifully outlines how to creating paradise in our lives is not only possible, but something we all can strive for. With simple to use techniques and tools, How To Get To Heaven (Without Really Dying) is a must read for anyone looking to obtain the enlightenment experience.

My recommendation for How To Get To Heaven (Without Really Dying), is located on the back cover.  Make sure to pick up your copy today and create the magic you’ve been missing.

 

Book Review: Searching for the White Magician: Spiritual Psychology and the Manifesting of Destiny by Stefania Magidson

Searching for the White Magician: Spiritual Psychology and the Manifesting of Destiny by Stefania Magidson, in dialogue with Carmen Firan brings an insightful and thoughtful approach to many of the questions we ask ourselves today.  Set in the format of a dialogue between Stefania & Carmen, the discussion answers such questions as; how can we bring more love and consciousness into our lives, can our dreams guide us in everyday challenges and is it possible to have a healthy relationship with money.

Stefania knowledge, experience and education in Spiritual Psychology, brings forth questions that will cause the reader to deepen their own practice and search for greater meaning in life.

The proceed of the book benefit the Blue Heron Foundation, founded by Stefania  in 2002. Today the Blue Heron Foundation is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the Romanian diaspora. To date, the organization has raised more than $2,000,000, has awarded 300+ college scholarships and has touched the lives of at least 2,900 children.

Perceptual Intelligence with Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler
Friday, March 30th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Replay by popular demand!  An expert on human perception, Brian Boxer Wachler, MD, has pioneered treatments in vision correction and Keratoconus, has published 84 medical articles, and has delivered 276 scientific presentations. He is the medical director of the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute in Beverly Hills and a staff physician at Los Angeles’s famed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He has been featured on all major news stations including CNN as well as on NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today Show, and is a regular on Dr. Phil’s The Doctors daytime TV show. www.boxerwachler.com

Beyond The Interview with Whitney Reynolds
Monday, March 26th at 8PM ET/5PM PT

Emmy nominated Whitney Reynolds’ news background and passion for people have been combined to create a show that is changing the world of talk TV. She produces a program that is dedicated to tough topics, inspiring viewers and provoking positive change. Whitney is known for her talk show The Whitney Reynolds Show on PBS.  www.whitneyreynolds.com

Mindful Parenting in a Messy World with Michelle Gale
Thursday, March 1st at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Michelle Gale is a mindfulness educator, corporate trainer, executive coach, podcast host and author of the book “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World,” an Amazon bestseller. She is on a mission to support parents in staying meaningfully connected to themselves and their families, even as the demands and complexity of contemporary life and work are accelerated. She works in schools, communities, and corporations teaching mindfulness and speaking to parents.  https://www.michellegale.com

The Energetic Weather for 2018 with Aleya Dao
Monday, January 22nd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Aleya is a sound healer, energetic practitioner, Minister in the state of California, Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico, and a Licensed Acupuncturist in Colorado. She has been an alternative healer for 20 years. Aleya earned her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from The Southwest Acupuncture School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She practiced in Telluride, Colorado for 7 years before moving to Santa Barbara, California where she serves an international clientele as a spiritual guide and sound healer. In 2001 Aleya had an enlightenment experience which enabled her to perceive other realms, hear the angelic beings, and increased her empathic and clairvoyant abilities. http://www.aleyadao.com