Show #27: Finding Your Path in The New Year

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lionel-smilingHappy 2014! Our show is not about “resolutions”, which can be made and broken, but about going along your path. What choices are you making? Are you mapping out part of your journey for the new year? Do your plans involve happiness? forgiveness? love? success?

We talk with guest Lionel Ketchian,  founder of the Happiness Club. It began in Fairfield, Connecticut and now has meetings all over the world.

 

Lionel Ketchian– Became happy on December 24, 1990. Has been happy since that time and realizes happiness is very important to each of us, and a giant step toward peace in the world. Lionel is the past president of LRK Communications Inc. the author of  “Food For Thought”, was a co-host of “Successful Living” a live radio show on air from 1986- 1993. Also, Lionel taught classes on “Happiness” at Sacred Heart University. He has written, for many years, a column at Fairfield Citizen called “ Be Happy Zone” . And was the co-host of “The Happiness Show” on cablevision in CT.

Sign-up for the Happiness newsletter at HappinessClub.com

 

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Show #26: The Holidays: Many Ways to Celebrate

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Ah, the Holiday Season – already upon us.Do they inspire love in you – or the blues? Does the “holidays” unite or divide us? What do you love most – or least – about the holidays? What about all that gift giving? If you were granted one holiday wish what will that be? In this “Just Us” segment, Randye Nicky and Diana talk about that and more. Happy Holidays from us all!

 

Happy Holidays from Randye, Diana, Nicky, and Milford Edwards our Producer!

Happy Holidays from Randye, Diana, Nicky, and Milford Edwards our Producer!

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Show #25: Remodeling on a Shoestring: Ideas and Inspiration from “Project Nicky”

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One of our earliest episodes featured Feng Shui expert Lurrae Lupone and “Clutter Solutions” guru Susan Lovallo (hear that show here).  We were so inspired by this show that Nicky invited Lurrae (and our own resident decor expert Diana) to revamp a room in her apartment greatly in need of a grown-up revamp – but the budget has to stay under $1,000. Here’s the show (click the player below or access the show on Podomatic)

Want to read about it too? Our guest blogger is Lurrae Lupone, author of the new book Designing a Happier Life.

After appearing on The LifeTalk show, Nicky Tombouides invited me to Feng Shui her condo. My process began prior to visiting Nicky’s home to gather details related to

Nicky's bedroom before - twin bed and all

Nicky’s bedroom before – twin bed and all

Nicky’s energetic profile from a Feng Shui perspective. Most relevant was to identify Nicky’s personal energy Trigram based on her birthdate which is a WATER energy. Then I determined from the Five Element Theory Productive Cycle of Fire Earth, Metal, Water and Wood, the colors that would most benefit Nicky in her personal spaces, particularly her bedroom. The energies of Metal, Water and Wood with their related colors of Silver/Gold, Blue and Green became the ideal color palette for Nicky.

My consultation with Nicky began with a Conversation to listen and learn about Nicky, particularly, her goals, aspirations and dreams. Then during Feng Shui Consultation and physical evaluation of the chi flow in her condo, I suggested “cures, remedies and reminders” most reflective of her life aspirations. Continue reading

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Show #24: Clean and Green: Seven Daily Habits that Work

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penguinsToday the new in word is “ Green” -that label is slapped on just about
everything from detergents to floor cleaners. Are they Green Clean?
How can we practice green clean at home? What are the Seven Daily Steps that make it a cinch to manage your home’s cleanliness? We interview Nicky about her “Penguin’s Best” secrets, and welcome a guest who is in charge of an entire University’s cleanliness: Trigona Mililli,Director of Custodial Services & Moves at Sacred Heart University.

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Show #23: Finding the Funny: Humor Helps Our Lives

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saltmanDo you have HUMOR in your LIFE? Could it be if we laugh more often we will live longer happier lives? What makes some people funny? Is it in your genes or is a survival mechanism? We interview Dr. Joyce Saltman, our expert in humor! After all she persuaded her mentor at Columbia University to write her dissertation on “ Humor in Adult Learning”!

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Show#22: Psychology of Ads: “Do I Really Need That?”

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We all love shopping for goods and service. The question is do we need what we buy? What makes us buy that brand?

We hear and see more and more ADS every day – how much do they influence us?  And, which ones get us to act now? How do they do it?

We speak with guest, Professor of Marketing at Sacred Heart University Dr. David Taylor.

here’s the link: http://lifetalkshow.podomatic.com/entry/2013-11-07T15_02_23-08_00

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Dr. Taylor’s expertise include e-commerce, online

word-of-mouth, consumer self-expression through

online social network, and consumer relationships.

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Show #21: Boss Ladies – Running Your Own Business

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Kathy McShane, Ladies Who Launch

Kathy McShane, Ladies Who Launch

Aurora-Natural-BlackwellWhat are the challenges of running your own business? Does being a woman make it more difficult? What are secrets to success? Our guests are Stephanie Blackwell, owner of Aurora Products Inc. – and Mom of four – and Kathy McShane, managing director of Ladies Who Launch in Southwest Connecticut.

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Show #20: Siblings: Friends for Life?

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Brothers, sisters…they shape our lives forever, whether we like it or not. We talk about rivalry, birth order, step-families, and how things can change – or maybe not – once we are adults. Guests are Trevor Crow, author of “Forging Healthy Connections”, and Dr. Kevin Leman, author of the classic “Birth Order Book” and more.

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Guests: 

Dr. Kevin Leman – 

Birth Order 2 Dr. Kevin Leman, an internationally renowned psychologist and New York Times Bestselling Author dr-kevin-lemanof more than 30 books, including the classic Birth Order Book. He provides easy techniques, helpful tips and clear insight that will change the way you look at and resolve the parenting, marriage and relationship issues in your life.

Dr. Leman fills us in on the power of birth order for siblings, and talks about his latest book, Parenting Your Powerful Child.

 

crowTrevor Crow- is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy. Watch for her upcoming book, Forging Healthy Connections: How Relationships Fight Illness, Aging and Depression.

TrevorCrow.com

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Show #19: Art: Express Yourself, Change Your Life

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How do you express yourself? For our guests, ART is the medium – but it’s their stories that will inspire you the most. Urban Art, Graffiti Art, a new method called Pastac, Nature, Black and White vs. Color….but you’ll also hear how our guests’ lives were changed forever by their artistic expression – and how they are helping others.

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Jahmane– his career as an Artist began in the form of “Grafitti”, or “Urban Art” and has evolved into a SUGAR-KITTEN-GUM-webwide spectrum of mediums including works on canvas, photography, clothing design, mural painting, screen printing and graphic design.

Through years of training and life experiences as an “Artist of the People”, Jahmane has developed a unique style that combines social awareness, spirituality, mythology and abstract language in way that intrigues all who view his work. His work has been internationally displayed and locally through exhibitions such as Westport Center for the Arts.

ArtofJahmane.com

freidaFrieda Howling–  Her numerous solo shows include ones held in Munich and Berlin, Germany. Her work graces many private collections in the US and abroad.

“Nature is the primary focus of my work,” says Frieda, “the awesome forces of nature… The artist has the privilege to translate nature’s forms into various moods which will affect the inner and spiritual emotions of the viewer”. FriedaHowling.com

 

Brendan Loughlin– is Guilford’s artistic Johnny Appleseed. Along the streets, on shop doors and loughlingates and fences bordering the green, he has planted landscapes that sprout everywhere- great ripples of color.

In the book LOUGHLIN written by Jo Montgomery you find a remarkable true story of an extraordinary man, and his ability to rise above abandonment, abuse and poverty to find refuge and peace expressing himself through his art! BrendanLoughlin.com

 

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Show #18: Movie Therapy: Films That Change Our Lives

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Another "Just Us" Segment

Another “Just Us” Segment

Yes, “cinema therapy” is a real thing! In this “just us” segment, we each share our top five movies and how they made a difference in our lives.

 

We chose: (Randye) It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Cast Away, The Turning Point. Sliding Doors

 

(Diana) Steel Magnolias, Sound of Music, Titanic, Message in a Bottle, Bridges of Madison County

(Nicky) Sound Of Music, Ghandi, Gone With the Wind, The Color Purple, Mrs. Doubtfire

What are yours?

link: http://lifetalkshow.podomatic.com/entry/2013-10-12T08_38_01-07_00

 

 

 

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