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October 13, 2021  

Michael Clinton: Roar Into the Second Half of Your Life

Midlife is a time when you may be looking back at how you have lived your life and you may be thinking about what comes next. Are you happy in your current job or relationship? Are there things you always wanted to accomplish but never found the time. What will your next 20, 30, or even 40 years look like ? Michael Clinton, author of the book, ROAR into the Second Half of Your Life (Before It’s Too Late), says that after 50 we all can move loudly and proudly into a life that brings joy. He shows us how to optimize our lives and realize our most important goals. Michael is the former president and publishing director of Hearst Magazines. He is also an author and photographer.

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October 11, 2021  

Robert Thurman: Wisdom is Bliss

Robert Thurman is a scholar and interpreter of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy. In his new book, Wisdom is Bliss: Four Friendly Fun Facts That Can Change Your Life,  he offers an exploration into the nature of reality through Buddha's threefold curriculum of super-education. Robert invites us to travel the same road as the Buddha. Robert became a Tibetan monk at age 24. He was the first American to be ordained by the Dalai Lama. Robert is the translator of The Tibetan Book of the Dead and the author of Inner Revolution. He is a professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist at Columbia University and is the director of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies. Robert is co-founder of Tibet House US, and is one of the most visible and respected Buddhist scholars and thinkers in the world.

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September 28, 2021  

Shannon Dingle: Living Brave

Shannon Dingle has experienced staggering tragedy and trauma in her life, including surviving sexual abuse and trafficking as a child and the loss of her husband. But through the grief, she learned to find hope. In her first book, Living Brave: Lessons from Hurt, Lighting the Way to Hope, she gives women permission to wrestle with painful topics, to use their voice, to take a stand for justice, to honor the wisdom of their bodies, and to be brave in the darkest times. Shannon is a disability activist, freelance writer, sex trafficking survivor. She has written for USA Today, the Washington Post,  and her story has been featured by Today, NPR, Good Morning America, and in The Atlantic and the Wall Street Journal.

 

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September 20, 2021  

Victor Brick: Live A Balanced Life

Mental health is essential to our overall well-being. When we feel mentally well, we can work productively, enjoy our free time, and contribute to our communities. Many believe that mental health occurs in the brain, but it is actually the result of everything going on in the body. What we eat, how we move, our chemistry, all factor in to mental well-being. Victor Brick talks about wellness tools that can help us live a balanced and full life. Victor is the co-founder and CEO of Planet Fitness Growth Partners, the largest privately owned franchisee in the Planet Fitness franchise system, and the co-founder of the John W. Brick Mental Health Foundation.

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September 13, 2021  

Ashleigh Johnson: Go for Gold

Most athletes dream about standing on the Olympic podium receiving their gold medal. But few ever have the opportunity to actually do so. Ashleigh Johnson knows what it feels like to earn gold. Ashleigh is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and goalie of Team USA Water Polo. She was named the Top Goaltender of the Olympic Games, having stopped an astounding 80 of 124 shots. Ashleigh is a Princeton graduate who is passionate about using her Olympic platform to inspire other women to pursue their dreams in any field.

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September 6, 2021  

Lisa Luckett: 911 Two Decades Later

September 11 marks the 2Oth anniversary of the World Trade Center Attacks. Lisa Luckett lost her husband on that day, leaving her a single mother of three. Lisa survived the unimaginable and learned to face any experience head on, choosing to see the silver lining in all situations. Lisa is a life coach, speaker, and CEO of Cozmeena Enlightened Living, a brand of kindness. She is the author of the book, The Light in 9 11, Shocked by Kindness, healed by Love.

 

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August 22, 2021  

Mark Mincolla, PhD: The Way of Miracles

When faced with a health challenge, people often spend their time waiting for a miracle to happen. According to Dr. Mark Mincolla, we have the power to create that miracle. Dr. Mincolla contends that developing our superconscious mind and recognizing the divine source that exists within each of us, can generate miracles. Dr. Mincolla has been a practicing holistic physician for more than three decades. He shares experiences, research, and exercises that may help us cultivate the ability to heal. Dr. Mincolla is the author of the book, The Way of Miracles: Accessing Your Superconsciousness. 

 

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August 16, 2021  

Allison Carmen: Making Choices from Strength Not Fear

After decades fighting to free themselves from male-dominated social and economic structures such as glass ceilings and pay equality, women still struggle. Using the events of a very painful year in her own personal and professional life, Allison Carmen explores the forces in women’s personal and professional lives that hold them back. She teaches how women can become fully realized so that every choice they make is not from fear but from strength. According to Allison, when women allow themselves to be who they truly are, when their own voices matter to them, they will succeed as parents, entrepreneurs, industry leaders, and innovators. Allison is a business consultant and life coach. Her new book is A Year Without Men.

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August 8, 2021  

Joan Borysenko, PhD: Reducing Burnout

Tired, cranky, got headaches, belly aches or belly fat? How about diabetes, high blood pressure, or coronary artery disease? Got an autoimmune condition, an allergy, an immune deficiency, or an inflammatory condition like arthritis? Depressed, anxious addicted, or having trouble sleeping? Overweight, obese, or just plain bloated? How about dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or cancer? According to Dr. Joan Borysenko, these chronic illnesses and mood disorders have some association with metabolic problems due to poor diet. Joan is a Harvard-trained cell biologist and health psychologist who believes that when you’ve got the right information you can make powerful choices to change your life. She cuts through the thicket of confusing – and often wrong- advice on nutrition and gives you easy-to-digest, bite-sized servings of real scientific information so you can discover which foods your body needs to heal and thrive. Joan is an internationally known speaker in integrative medicine and the mind/body connection. She has a doctorate in cell biology from Harvard Medical School and is a licensed clinical psychologist and New York Times best-selling author.

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August 2, 2021  

Dr. Joe Dispenza: Make Your Mind Matter

You are not hardwired to be a certain way the rest of your life. Contrary to what you may think, the brain is the organ of change. By understanding how your mind works you can learn how to change negative habits and emotions and rewire your brain with new thoughts and beliefs that will transform your mind and body. Dr. Joe Dispenza combines the fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, brain chemistry, biology, and genetics to show what is truly possible. Dr. Dispenza provides information to help you change any aspect of yourself, and to reach your specific goals and visions by eliminating self-destructive habits. His approach creates a bridge between true human potential and the latest scientific theories of neuroplasticity.

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