Show #31: Peter Yarrow on the Healing Power of Music

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yarrowToday’s special guest is one of America’s music legends – Peter Yarrow of the beloved trio Peter, Paul & Mary. We talk with Peter how the power of music can bring about both healing and social change.

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Show #30: Why “Throw Out 50 Things”?

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Gail Blanke, our guest

Gail Blanke, our guest

Our guest is Gail Blanke, founder, and chief Executive officer of Lifedesigns, LLC a company whose vision is to empower men and women worldwide to live truly exceptional lives. She is a renowned executive coach and presentation skills trainer, who advised CEO’s, presidential candidates, College Presidents. She appeared on numerous shows form Oprah, Good Morning America, NPR, and most recently on the Today Show in a segment called- Frazzed to Focused.

Gail was one of the youngest female senior executives of Avon Products. Among her many 50thingsaccomplishments she launched the widely acclaimed Avon Breast Cancer Awareness Crusade which has raised $100 Million to date! Her book “ Throw Out Fifty Things- Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life” was published in 2009. Gail is also the author of “ Between Trapezes “Flying into a New Life with The Greatest of Ease” about thriving on change and mastering the art of self-re-invention.

GailBlanke.com

“Throw Out Fifty Things-Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life”

 

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Show #29: Last Will and…Embezzlement?: Protecting Your Family’s Future

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Start the conversation in your family about YOUR Last Will and Testament.
And, families – keep an eye out for those who will ingratiate themselves to the elderly and exploit their kindness by embezzling from estates. We talk with our guests on the importance of taking care of these matters early on, before death,and the consequences if we don’t. Our guests: Pamela Glasner, producer of acclaimed documentary “Last Will and Embezzlement”, and Connecticut Probate Judge Daniel J. Caruso.

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Pam-AppearanceBPamela S.K.Glasner– is a published author, filmmaker, historian and social advocate. She has a popular blog for the Huffington Post.

Last Will And Embezzlement is a critically acclaimed documentary starring Mickey Rooney, about the financial exploitation of the elderly. Inspired by true life events in her own family the film premiered in New York City in 2012 to a standing room only house. Lastwillandembezzelment.com

 

Judge Daniel F. Caruso-had a distinguished career for more than twenty years as an attorney, carusoelected official, and now a Probate Judge for the District of Fairfield, CT and is the Chairman of the Connecticut Sitting Counsel. He has an established a general practice that concentrates in Real Estate, as well as Trusts and Estates.

Owens, Schine & Nicolas, P.C., Fairfield, CT 203/259-6612

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Show #28: Bouncing Back Bolder: from Setbacks to Success

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Bouncing Back Bolder Show 28We all face challenges in life, and obstacles on the road to success. If “what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger,” how can we help ourselves to bounce back from setbacks and use new strengths to move forward?

Dr. Susan O’ Malley was a college drop-out at age 18, worked as a secretary for ten years before transforming herself into a physician at 39, entreprenuer at 50, a public speaker and soon to be author at 61!

She says, “if I can become a doctor, you can do anything!” Join us as we all share our secrets for resilience and courage.

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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.

Can’t access the player? Just listen or download on Podomatic!

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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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