Becoming the Light with Vivianne Nantel
Sunday, November 4th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Vivianne Nantel, who is often called Devi, is a yogini, spiritual guide, visionary, mystic, vocalist, humanitarian, speaker and author of Becoming The Light: Realize Your True Enlightened Nature.  Vivianne graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from San Francisco State University and a minor in creative writing. As a published writer and poet, Ms. Nantel’s work has appeared in Yoga Magazine, Yogapedia, Thive Global, Poet’s Paper, the National Literary Journal and Animal Wellness Magazine, among others.https://viviannenantel.com

Special Announcement with John Paul DeJoria
Saturday, November 3rd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

John Paul DeJoria is an entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as a co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products and The Patrón Spirits Company. 

Llewellyn’s Little Book of Halloween with Mickie Mueller
Monday, October 29th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Mickie Mueller explores magic and spirituality through art and the written word. She includes magical herbal washes in her art that correspond with the subject, making every piece enchanted. Since 2007, Mickie has been a regular article and illustration contributor to Llewellyn’s annual almanacs and datebooks, as well as many other Llewellyn books. http://mickiemuellerart.blogspot.com 

Managing Anger & Anxiety in Children Teens with Dr. Laurie Hollman
Sunday, October 28th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Laurie Hollman, PhD, is a psychoanalyst specializing in modern parent-child relationships and an award-winning three-time author. Widely published in hundreds of academic journals and popular media outlets, she has taught postgraduate courses at New York University and the Society for Psychoanalytic Study and Research, among other universities and institutes. lauriehollmanphd.com

You’ve Been So Lucky Already with Alethea Black
Friday, October 26th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Alethea Black was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard in 1991. Her father was a mathematician, and for a long time, she believed her name, the Greek word for truth, was his way of tipping his cap to the idea of absolutes. Her first book, a short story collection called I Knew You’d Be Lovely.  Alethea is a three-time MOTH StorySLAM champion. https://aletheablack.com

Relationship Magic with Guy Finley
Thursday, October 25th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Guy Finley is an internationally renowned spiritual teacher and bestselling self-help author. He is the Founder and Director of Life of Learning Foundation, a nonprofit center for transcendent self-study located in Merlin, Oregon. He also hosts the Foundation’s Wisdom School, an online self-discovery program for seekers of higher self-knowledge.  www.guyfinley.org.

A Journey Within with Louanne Ludwig
Monday, October 22nd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Louanne Ludwig has spent the last several years perfecting her empathic gifts and implementing the tools she has written about on the pages of  A Journey Within. She gives new meaning to the messages she puts forth by having experienced their learning in such profound and personal ways. www.louanneludwig.com

The Power of Company Culture with Chris Dyer
Sunday, October 21st at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Chris Dyer is a recognized performance expert. Constantly intrigued by what makes some businesses and individuals more successful than others, Chris has dedicated years of research to uncovering what drives productivity and profits. As a sought-after speaker and consultant, Chris works with leading organizations to help them transform their cultures to boost performance and gain an even greater edge in the marketplace. www.chrispdyer.com/

The Radiance Tree of Life Journey Meditation with Deirdre Hade
Saturday, October 13th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Deirdre Hade’s seminal work on the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life will be recorded with Jack Canfield, the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and released to the public for the first time this fall, 2018. The Radiance Tree of Life Journey Meditation is a guided journey into the ancient healing pathway of mystical Kabbalah’s Tree of Life that cleanses the body, mind and spirit of toxic thoughts and emotions. By clearing away old patterns and obstacles with the power of its miraculously rejuvenating frequency, the Tree of Life reveals the potential of the soul, inner harmony and peace, and connectivity to great love. http://deirdrehade.com/tree-of-life-a-radiance-journey/

The Adventures of Phatty and Payaso with Marie Unanue
Thursday, October 11th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Marie Unanue has always been an avid reader and an activist for children who are bullied. Marie plans to use the release of her upcoming children’s novel as the platform to become a kindness advocate, with the hopes of inspiring children across the world to remember to always treat each other with kindness and compassion. https://letsallbekind.com 

Journey to the Afterlife with Kristy Robinett
Monday, October 8th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Kristy Robinett is a revolutionary psychic medium, international author, and inspirational speaker. In addition to giving readings and teaching workshops, she uses her psychic skills to assist with police investigations. Kristy lectures across the country and is a frequent media commentator, appearing on the ID Channel’s Restless Souls, Fox News, ABC News, Coast to Coast, and more. www.KristyRobinett.com

The Book of Beasties with Sarah Seidelmann, MD
Sunday, September 30th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Sarah Bamford Seidelmann was a fourth-generation physician living a nature-starved, hectic lifestyle until a walrus entered her life and changed everything. She is a shamanic healer and has trained Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies and is a Master Coach and instructor trained at the Martha Beck Institute. Sarah deeply enjoys shenanagins and has led sold-out retreats combining surfing and shamanism in Hawaii and a sacred pachydermal pilgrimage to Thailand. She loves to help others find their own “feel good” so they can live courageously and enthusiastically.  Sarah is a frequent guest blogger at Maria Shriver’s site for Architects of Change. .http://followyourfeelgood.com 

The Prince Who Would Be King with Sarah Fraser
Friday, September 28th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Sarah Fraser won the 2012 Saltire First Scottish Book of the Year for her acclaimed debut The Last Highlander, which in 2016 also became a New York Times ebook bestseller. A writer and regular contributor on TV and radio, she has a PhD in obscene Gaelic poetry and lives in the Scottish Highlands. Professor Dame Sue Black OBE FRSE is a Scottish forensic anthropologist, anatomist and academic. She is Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at the University of Dundee and Director of the British Association for Human Identification. http://www.sarahfraser.co.uk 

Practical Meditation for Beginners with Benjamin Decker
Monday, September 24th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Benjamin W. Decker, is a social activist, meditation teacher and entrepreneur. His love for meditation & the spiritual teachings of ancient traditions goes back to childhood. Ever the idealist and enthusiastic learner, this enthusiasm for meditation has won him praise by Conscious Lifestyle Magazine as “one of the world’s leading meditation teachers,” and Well + Good as a “superstar meditation instructor.” His work is universal, well-rounded and rooted in ancient wisdom & modern pragmatism.  http://bendeckermeditation.com 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Yes! with Amy Newmark
Thursday, September 20th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

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 133 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 having a better life.  http://www.chickensoup.com

Mastering Fear with Brandon Webb
Sunday, September 16th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Brandon is a New York Times bestselling author, and is 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 

Moments with Marianne radio show now on Spotify!

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Dreaming Beyond What’s Possible

Can you feel the expansion of abundance that’s on the verge of becoming all that you dreamed of and more?  Often, when we are on the cusp of profound transformation, knowing what the next step is can feel a little ambiguous.

When we look to grow beyond the plateau of where we currently stand, this often requires we step into the unknown, discarding the things that have kept us feeling comfortable and safe in the past.  It’s in the willingness to let go of what has been, that are we able to create the magic of what can be.

For me, letting go and dreaming is all about allowing this very magic to flow into my life.  Dreaming of what’s possible can be playful, adventurous and limitless.  Letting go can feel exciting, exhilarating and like a breath of fresh air. Yet, I often ask myself, “Am I dreaming big enough?”  Have you ever asked yourself the same question?  What if we imagined beyond our daily needs and desires?

Join me this month in allowing our minds to reach beyond what’s possible, and dare to dream higher than you’ve ever allowed yourself before.

Make Every Moment Count!

At Peace with Dr. Sam Harrington
Thursday, February 22nd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Dr. Samuel Harrington, MD, is the author of At Peace: Choosing a Good Death After a Long Life. In this important book, which James Fallows of The Atlantic calls “deeply humane,”  he argues the case for taking a clear-eyed yet compassionate view towards the end of life. Most people say they would like to die quietly at home. But overly aggressive medical advice, coupled with an unrealistic sense of invincibility, results in the majority of elderly patients misguidedly dying in institutions while undergoing painful procedures, instead of having a better and more peaceful death they desired. https://samharrington.com

The Diet Detox with Brooke Alpert
Monday, February 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Brooke Alpert, MS, RD, CDN, is a nationally recognized nutrition expert and author. She is the founder of B Nutritious, a private nutrition counseling and consulting practice in New York City. Brooke’s expertise and nutrition knowledge has lead her to be featured on national television regularly including, The Doctor Oz Show, The Today Show, Access Hollywood and more. She was named one of the new up and coming stars in the beauty and health field in W Magazine and has been quoted and featured extensively in magazines including People, Shape, Glamour, Town & Country, Tatler, and more. Brooke received her Masters of Science at New York University and completed her training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in affiliation with NYU. www.b-nutritious.com

Yoga Rising with Melanie Klein
Friday, February 16th at 8PM ET/5PM PT

Melanie Klein, MA, is a writer, speaker, and professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies. She is a contributing author in 21st Century Yoga: Culture, Politics and Practice and is featured in Conversations with Modern Yogis. She is the co-editor of Yoga and Body Image: 25 Personal Stories About Beauty, Bravery + Loving Your Body, and co-founder of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition.

Turbo Metabolism with Dr. Pankaj Vij
Thursday, February 15th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Pankaj Vij, MD, FACP, is the author of Turbo Metabolism. As a doctor of internal medicine, he has helped thousands of patients lose weight, manage chronic health conditions, and improve their physical fitness. Board certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine, Dr. Vij has been practicing medicine since 1997. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit him online at  http://www.doctorvij.com

From Anxiety to Love with Corinne Zupko
Monday, February 12th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Corinne Zupko, Ed.S., has coached, counseled, and educated thousands of individuals at national and state conferences, in the classroom and in workshops, over the phone, and in the therapy chair. She teaches weekly meditation classes for corporate clients and cohosts the largest virtual conference of “A Course in Miracles” in the world, through the organization Miracle Share International, which she cofounded. www.FromAnxietyToLove.com

Fit 2 Love with JJ Flizanes
Sunday, February 11th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

JJ Flizanes is an Empowerment Strategist and Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core, and was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles by Elite Traveler Magazine. http://jjflizanes.com

Protogenesis with Alysia Helming
Monday, January 29th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

American novelist Alysia Helming is the best-selling author of the Protogenesis Book Series, the President of Protogenesis Media & Executive Producer of the short film series Footsteps in Athens which bring to life a selection of the book’s most intriguing scenes showcasing the real-life experience of Greece. When she isn’t writing, Alysia is considered a ‘Clean Energy Guru’ and is also a majority investor/owner in Pristine Sun, a major solar independent power producer in the United States. https://www.alysiahelming.com/

Lost Connections with Johann Hari
Sunday, January 28th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Johann Hari is a New York Times best-selling author. His book ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’ has been translated into 15 languages and is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film, and into a non-fiction documentary series. He is one of the most-viewed TED talkers of all time: his talk, ‘Everything You Think You Know About Addiction is Wrong’, has been viewed more than 20 million times.

He has written over the past seven years for some of the world’s leading newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Guardian, the Spectator, Le Monde Diplomatique, the Melbourne Age, and Politico. He has also appeared on leading TV shows, including HBO’s Realtime With Bill Maher. https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/lost-connections-9781408878682/

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

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

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

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The Self Improvement Show with Dr. Irene Conlan

Thursday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

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

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

Finding Tranquility in the Moments

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

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

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

Make Every Moment Count!

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