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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Burning Shield with Jason Schechterle
Saturday, July 4th at 8pm EST/5pm PST

Growing up, Jason 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. Jason’s journey chronicles his fight for life, his triumph over tragedy and the inspiration that enables him to continue to overcome unimaginable adversity.  His story is one of life, rebirth and transformation. Jason represents the human experience at its very best – an ascent from despair to describing himself as the luckiest person alive!  https://burningshield.com 

Souls on Earth with Dr. Linda Backman
Sunday, February 3rd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Dr. Linda Backman, psychologist and regression therapist, has been in private practice for 40 years. Dr. Backman guides individuals in soul regression hypnotherapy to access their past and between lives. In this way, she assists people to more fully recognize who they are as a soul throughout repetitive lifetimes, and during the time we are not incarnate, as well as in discovering their soul intention for this life.  www.RavenHeartCenter.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/ 

Back to Human with Dan Schawbel
Sunday, January 20th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. Through his companies, he’s conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, IBM, Coca Cola and Oracle. Dan has been recognized on several lists including the Inc. “30 Under 30” and Forbes “30 Under 30”. http://danschawbel.com 

Pleiadian-Earth Energy Astrology & Laarkmaa with Pia Orleane, PhD & Cullen Baird Smith
Sunday, January 13th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Pia Orleane, PhD and Cullen Baird Smith have accessed parallel dimensions since childhood. Pia and Cullen are interstellar communicators—bringing forth the voice of Laarkmaa requires their combined energies. Stepping away from their traditional careers of clinical psychologist and forensic anthropologist, they have dedicated their lives to bringing the wisdom of Laarkmaa to the world.  https://www.laarkmaa.com  

The Divorce Hacker's Guide to Untying the Knot with Ann E. Grant, JD
Thursday, January 8th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Ann E. Grant, JD, began her career as a corporate litigator specializing in unfair business practices and consumer fraud. After her own divorce she created her own firm, focusing on family law and a holistic approach to this life transition. www.TheDivorceHacker.com

Sugar Land with Tammy Lynne Stoner
Monday, January 7th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Tammy Lynne Stoner’s work has been selected for more than a dozen published collections and literary journals. She was nominated for a Million Writers Award and earned her MFA from Antioch University. Stemming from what her grandmother calls her “gypsy blood,” tammy has lived in 15 cities, working as a biscuit maker, a medical experimentee, a forklift operator, a gas station attendant, and a college instructor, among other odd jobs. She is the creator of Dottie’s Magic Pockets and the publisher of Gertrude Press, based in in Portland, OR. https://www.tammylynnestoner.com

Body Mindful Yoga with Jennifer Kreatsoulas
Monday, December 31st at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Jennifer Kreatsoulas, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a certified yoga therapist specializing in eating disorders and body image. Jennifer provides yoga therapy via online and in person at YogaLife Institute in Wayne, PA, and leads yoga therapy groups at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Philadelphia.  Jennifer is a partner with the Yoga & Body Image Coalition and writes for Yoga Journal and other influential blogs. She has appeared on Fox29 news and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Real Woman Magazine, Medill Reports Chicago, Philly.com, and the ED Matters Podcast. www.Yoga4EatingDisorders.com

Pause with Rachael O’Meara
Sunday, December 30th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Rachael O’Meara was a customer support manager at Google when she realized she was burned out and needed to reassess her path. The best way to do this was to take a “pause”—a time-out to create space for her inner voice to be heard and to align her actions to lead a more fulfilled life. Pause is her new book, serving as a GPS for others looking to slow down before speeding up again.  https://www.rachaelomeara.com

Going Solo with Robert Beeson
Friday, December 28th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

When Robert Beeson, one of Christian Music’s top record label executives, suddenly became a single parent, he felt overwhelmed and alone. He ultimately found support from other single parents and learned that we are stronger together. So in 2017, he walked away from a lucrative music industry career in order to use his experiences to create a national platform that supports single parents and helps these solo families thrive. https://soloparentsociety.com

Comedy Tour with Jeff Allen
Thursday, December 27th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Jeff Allen combines clean, hilarious humor like no other comedian working today. Besides performing at corporate functions and fundraisers, he regularly appears on television, radio and casinos across the country. Consistently making heroes out of meeting planners, Jeff Allen provides world-class comedy. www.jeffallencomedy.com 

The Aging of Aquarius with Helen Wilkes
Monday, December 24th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Helen Wilkes, Ph.D. is an energized octogenarian who survived a lifetime of hardships ranging from fleeing Nazi Germany as a child to navigating personal and professional obstacles as an adult. She persevered and created a richly rewarding life. Retirement has been the icing on her cake, bringing inner transformation and freedom.   http://helenwilkes.ca 

Jacob's Bell: A Christmas Story with John Snyder
Sunday, December 23rd 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

Special guests Gary Mantz & Suzanne Mitchell
Friday, December 21st at 8pm ET/5pm PT

The Mantz and Mitchell radio partnership has evolved over the years just like the format of the show and the topics they cover. In March of 2007, they opened the microphone for the first time with a program on Tuesdays at noon called Give and Take with Gary Mantz. The show topics revolved around negotiations and conflict resolution, discussing how to get the best deals and how to work toward solutions in adversarial situations. http://mantzandmitchell.com

Pleiadian Earth Energy Astrology with Pia Smith Orleane & Cullen Baird Smith
Thursday, December 20th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Pia Orleane, PhD and Cullen Baird Smith have accessed parallel dimensions since childhood. Pia and Cullen are interstellar communicators—bringing forth the voice of Laarkmaa requires their combined energies. Stepping away from their traditional careers of clinical psychologist and forensic anthropologist, they have dedicated their lives to bringing the wisdom of Laarkmaa to the world. https://www.laarkmaa.com

The Jewel of Abundance with Ellen Grace O'Brian
Monday, December 17th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Ancient Vedic texts and teachings have provided spiritually conscious individuals a manual for living for thousands of years.  One of the most important instructions these teachings include is called purushartha, or the four universal goals of human life, which contribute to living with balance, integrity, and joy. These four universal goals of human life include: dharma (realizing our higher purpose and fulfilling our destiny), artha (true prosperity), kama (pleasure or enjoyment for the sake of the soul), and moksha (the absolute freedom that comes with enlightenment). https://ellengraceobrian.com

Feeling Better with Cindy Goodman Stulberg
Sunday, December 16th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Cindy Goodman Stulberg is a psychologist who has counseled individuals, couples, groups, and families for more than 40 years. She is coauthor of Feeling Better and codirector of the Institute for Interpersonal Psychotherapy with Ronald J. Frey, PhD. Cindy lives in Toronto, Ontario. http://interpersonalpsychotherapy.com

The Power of Positive Handwriting with Gary Lindberg & Jane Hollis
Friday, December 14th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

The theory behind graphotherapy is simple: change the handwriting stroke and you change the associated handwriting trait. Graphoanalysis has proven that each stroke in your handwriting means something about you and your personality. This book will give you the tools to build the positive and productive life that is your birthright. You will learn to retrain yourself, to lose negative habits and establish new, positive ones. The point is this: if you follow the suggested exercises for thirty days, you will see a change in your personality. New worlds will open up for you.

Wildcard with Marie Lu
Thursday, December 13th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Marie Lu is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites series, as well as the blockbuster bestselling Legend series. She graduated from the University of Southern California and jumped into the video game industry as an artist. Now a full-time writer, she spends her spare time reading, drawing, playing games, and getting stuck in traffic. www.Marielubooks.com 

Smart Ass with Margaret Winslow
Wednesday, December 12th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Margaret Winslow is a field geologist with over thirty years of field experience in Alaska, Costa Rica, Chile, Argentina, Antarctica, and the Caribbean. Originally from Huntington, New York, she lives in the lower Hudson valley of New York with her oceanographer husband, Joe Stennett. Caleb boards nearby with horses and ponies, where he continues to steal the show every day.  https://margaretwinslow.com 

A Survivor’s Surrender with Jackson Hanks
Friday, December 7th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Jackson Hanks is a former mayor of his hometown, Palestine, Texas, having served three terms in that capacity. During his tenure, he received the prestigious Road Hand Award from the Texas Department of Transportation. Jackson is a board-certified lawyer in Texas with specialization in residential real estate law and farm and ranch real estate law. He also owns and manages Texas First Title Company, LLC. https://www.jacksonhanks.com

Your Oxygen Mask First with Kevin Lawrence
Thursday, December 6th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Kevin Lawrence is known for combining business acumen with a no-holds-barred, tell-it-like-it-is style. With a career spanning twenty years and four continents, he’s helped hundreds of CEOs and executives break through challenges, grow their companies, and find personal success along the way. https://lawrenceandco.com 

Season with Nik Sharma
Monday, December 3rd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Nik Sharma is the writer, photographer, and recipe developer behind A Brown Table, an award-winning blog that has garnered best-ofs from Saveur, Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, and the International Association of Culinary Professions. His weekly column, A Brown Kitchen, appears in the San Francisco Chronicle and has written for Saveur, Taste, Food52, Eater, among others. He was also featured in America, the Great Cookbook that contains recipes from 100 top chefs and cooks from the country. Nik lives in Oakland, California with his husband and two pets. http://www.abrowntable.com

Mastering Fear with Brandon Webb
Sunday, December 2nd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Brandon Webb is a former US Navy SEAL sniper, New York Times bestselling author, Experimental aircraft pilot, and entrepreneur. He’s the founder of the Hurricane Groupa U.S. based media and ecommerce company focusing on outdoor, military entertainment, news, and clubs. Brandon is a regularly featured in international media as a military and Special Operations subject matter expert. He has contributed to ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today Show, FOX news, CNN, the BBC, SIRIUS XM, MSNBC, and The New York Times. http://brandontylerwebb.com 

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!