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

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

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 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.

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

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.

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

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 

The Wine Lover's Apprentice with Kathleen Bershad
Friday, August 31st at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Kathleen Bershad has fifteen years of experience in the food and wine industry and has honed the art of matching people with wine. Through her company, Fine Wine Concierge, she advises clients on building wine collections and organizing their cellars. http://finewineconcierge.com 

Resilience with Dr. Steven Southwick
Thursday, August 30th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Dr. Steven Southwick MD,  is the Glenn H. Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry, PTSD and Resilience at Yale University Medical School and Yale Child Study Center, Deputy Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Diversion of the Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His interests include the psychology and neurobiology of psychological trauma, PTSD, and resilience to stress. He has worked with a wide range of trauma survivors including combat veterans, civilian children and adults with PTSD, and very high functioning stress resilient former prisoners of war and active duty Special Forces soldiers and Navy Seals. https://medicine.yale.edu

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

Positive Image to Positive Action with Dr. Anita Sanchez
Sunday, August 26th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Dr. Anita Sanchez is a published author, consultant, trainer and executive coach who has worked with tens of thousands of global leaders and teams around the world. She specializes in indigenous wisdom, diversity and inclusion, leadership, culture and promoting positive change in our world. https://anita-sanchez.com

Funny Planet with Ken Jennings
Thursday, August 23rd at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Ken Jennings grew up in Seoul, South Korea, where he became a daily devotee of the quiz show Jeopardy! In 2004, he successfully auditioned for a spot on the show and went on an unprecedented seventy-four game victory streak worth $2.52 million. Jennings’s book Brainiac, about his Jeopardy! adventures, was a critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller, as were his follow-up books Maphead and Because I Said So! Jennings is the host of the Omnibus podcast. http://www.ken-jennings.com

Getting Back To Happy with Marc and Angel Chernoff
Monday, August 20th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Marc and Angel Chernoff are the creators of Marc & Angel Hack Life, which was recognized by Forbes as “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their writing, coaching, and live events, they’ve spent the past decade sharing proven strategies for getting unstuck in order to find lasting happiness and success.  http://www.marcandangel.com

 

The Pain Companion with Sarah Anne Shockley
Monday, August 13th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Sarah Anne Shockley is the author of The Pain Companion. In the Fall of 2007, she contracted Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), which is a collapse of the area between the clavicles and first ribs, and has lived with debilitating nerve pain ever since. She has been a regular columnist for Pain News Network and is a regular contributor to The Mighty, a 1.5 million–member online community for those living with chronic illness and pain.  http://www.ThePainCompanion.com 

The Evolving Soul with Dr. Linda Backman
Thursday, August 9th 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

Moments with Marianne radio show now on Spotify!

Now you can listen to Moments with Marianne radio show on Spotify! Connect Spotify to your Amazon Alexa or Echo and listen to inspiring, entertaining and educational episodes all day long!

 
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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 

Tradition with Brendan Kiely
Monday, June 25th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Brendan Kiely is The New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds), The Last True Love Story, and The Gospel of Winter. His work has been published in ten languages, received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award, the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award, was twice awarded Best Fiction for Young Adults (2015, 2017) by the American Library Association, and was a Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014. https://www.brendankiely.com 

Truth To Triumph with Lily Sanders
Friday, June 15th at 8pm ET/5pm PT

Lily Sanders’ life experiences, adversity, talent, sense of humor, and intense compassion has gifted her a purpose to write, influence, and coach others. As a magazine columnist, Lily inspired thousands while writing her own powerful book, Truth to Triumphhttps://lilysanders.live 

The Evolving Soul with Dr. Linda Backman
Monday, June 4th 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