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Come and Get It: Another Great Meal Idea From Jo’s Kitchen!

Food for Thought: “Healthy Eats” with Jo Eager on CHI FOR YOURSELF!

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All the noise about nutrition these days! CHI FOR YOURSELF wants to cut through the clutter, so I’m happy to announce that Jo Eager will be joining us with a new segment called “Healthy Eats.”


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Jo Eager


Jo knows her way around the kitchen and her conscious lifestyle is reflected in her cookin’. Take a look:



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Why are we stressed? Stress is the body’s normal reaction to daily events. There are several sources of stress and as many ways to react to it. Basically, stress is a human defense mechanism, but it is important to not let it take over.

On the next CHI FOR YOURSELF, you’ll hear clinical psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli  offer therapeutic tools for fighting the anxiety, fear, and depression caused by stress. Arthur Ciaramicoli EdD, Ph.D. is the author of  The Stress Solution: Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience.

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Arthur Ciaramicoli

“De-stress” with us on the next CHI FOR YOURSELF, Thursday, July 7th at 1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern time. You’ll see the screen at the usual place- chiforyourself.com.

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~ Indira Gandhi


“Quiet Revolution”: Today on CHI FOR YOURSELF

picture of john kobikWe’re getting set for today’s CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with William Martin, author of  The Activist’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution.  Be with us at 4pm Eastern, 1pm pacific time at www.chiforyourself.com!


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We “Do the Tao Now”: This Week on CHI FOR YOURSELF

picture of john kobikIt’s more than 2-thousand years old, but our next CHI FOR YOURSELF guest says it’s just what we need to make positive change in our troubled world.

The Tao Te Ching is known for its enigmatic wisdom and yet William Martin says Taoism’s simplicity can be subversive and its flexibility a potent force. Martin is the author of  The Activist’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for a Modern Revolution.

William Martin is our scheduled guest on this week’s CHI FOR YOURSELF. Be on the call with us Thursday, June 9th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time for a different approach to modern times. You’ll find us at chiforyourself.com.

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William Martin


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“There is but one cause of human failure. And that is man’s lack of faith in his true self.”

~ William James

A Dad’s Challenging Journey to “cross the veil”: Next CHI FOR YOURSELF

picture of john kobikWhen Matthew McKay’s son Jordan was murdered, he set out on a quest to discover the truth about why we are here and what happens when we die. He became determined to listen and look for his dead son in any way he could.

In his book Seeking Jordan: How I Learned the Truth about Death and the Invisible Universe, McKay shares what he learned along the way. Matthew McKay will be our CHI FOR YOURSELF guest this Thursday May 26th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com

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Matthew McKay, PhD

Plan to be with us!



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“No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.”

~ Author Unknown

Inner Guidance From Your IGS: Amaze-ZEN!

picture of john kobikIt’s no secret that around here it’s all about the inner guidance. Our CHI FOR YOURSELF guest this week is going to tell us about a system that wants you to be happy, successful, and stress-free- and you need only to go inside to find it!

Zen DeBrucke is an internationally renowned teacher, speaker, and coach whose programs have helped people all over the world transform their personal and business lives for the better. She’s the author of YOUR INNER GPS: Follow Your Internal Guidance to Optimal Health, Happiness, and Satisfaction. The book is designed to teach you to tune into this guidance to learn the best course of action in every situation.

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Zen DeBrucke


That’s Zen DeBrucke on CHI FOR YOURSELF. This Thursday May 19th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific at chiforyourself.com 


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Empowerment was the order of the day when we welcomed Cara Bradley to CHI FOR YOURSELF. Cara’s the author of ON THE VERGE and she brought us plenty of encouragement to not be spectators of life but to instead cultivate ways to live beyond our busy minds and be present in each moment.

Here are some of the talking points from the show:

  • Cara defines “Verge”
  • Her a-ha moment at the age of 19
  • There’s no such thing as self-improvement
  • Living in the heart instead of the head
  • Why rhythm is more important that movement
  • Verge practices and strategies
  • Do we all have some “drama queen” in us?
  • Coming down from the bleachers and getting into life’s game
  • Cara’s time as a pro roller-blader
  • Advice for dealing with low self esteem moments


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“Inner guidance is heard like soft music in the night by those who have learned to listen.”
~ Vernon Howard

CHI FOR YOURSELF This Week: We’re “On The Verge” with Cara Bradley

picture of john kobikCHI FOR YOURSELF brings you empowering information, and this week we get a visit from the very empowered Cara Bradley, author of ON THE VERGE: Wake Up, Show Up, and Shine. Cara’s a passionate teacher of yoga, meditation, and fitness who has been in the trenches of personal transformation as a “mental strength coach” for more than three decades. Her intention is to help us reach peak performance at home, at work, and at play.

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Cara Bradley

Hear Cara Bradley on CHI FOR YOURSELF this Thursday May 12th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com.


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“The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for.”

~ Joseph Campbell


“Stop Being Lonely” (a how-to) and 2 CHI FOR YOURSELF replays

picture of john kobikHard to believe loneliness could be a reality for many of us given that we are sooooooo connected, followed, friended, and liked. But on our next CHI FOR YOURSELF we’ll hear from someone who specializes in helping lonely folks. In fact, Kira Asatryan has been there herself and she’s put her findings into a book called STOP BEING LONELY: Three Simple Steps to Developing Close Friendships and Deep Relationships. 

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Kira Asatryan

Join us on the call for CHI FOR YOURSELF and guest Kira Asatryan on Thursday March 24th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific at chiforyourself.com.

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If you missed the last two editions of CHI FOR YOURSELF you can get caught up here…

picture of Dan MillmanListen as “Peaceful Warrior” Dan Millman talks about his book THE FOUR PURPOSES OF LIFE: FINDING MEANING AND DIRECTION IN A CHANGING WORLD. 

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picture of LeslieBeth WishDr. LeslieBeth Wish is an award-winning, nationally honored psychotherapist and author of her research-based book, “Smart Relationships:  How Successful Women Can Find True Love.”


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“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.”
~ Mother Teresa



Dan Millman on CHI FOR YOURSELF and- A Valentine’s Day “2-fer”

picture of john kobikHe’s  a former world-champion athlete and college professor, the author of numerous books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Wisdom of the Peaceful Warrior, The Life You Were Born to Live, The Laws of Spirit, and The Journeys of Socrates. Dan Millman is our scheduled guest on CHI FOR YOURSELF this coming Thursday February 18th. Dan will talk about his book The Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World.

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Dan Millman


Be with us Thursday Feb. 18th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific for Dan Millman.


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We couldn’t let Valentine’s Day slip by without a look at relationships from our “Conscious Talk” point of view. So…..a couple of love offerings to honor the day!

In Love Cycles, veteran couples therapist Linda Carroll presents a groundbreaking model of the five natural stages of romantic relationships — the Merge, Doubt and Denial, Disillusionment, Decision, and Wholehearted Love — and a guide for navigating through them toward lasting love. Love Cycles helps readers understand where they are in the cycle of their relationship and provides a clear strategy for how to stay happy and committed, even in difficult times.

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Long-term happiness in love depends on a couple’s ability to repair the inevitable rifts and differences, large and small, that occur in any relationship. Neuroscience suggests that relationship upsets are best mended quickly, or they accumulate in long-term memory, increase reactive communication, and become harder to repair successfully. And good repair takes five minutes or less! The book Five Minute Relationship Repair from Dr. Susan Campbell and Dr. John Grey offers practical tools and suggested scripts for resolving problems and having your needs met.

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Be Well!


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Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

          ˜ Mother Teresa





It’s a Love Thing! Today on CHI FOR YOURSELF

Just a reminder that today’s scheduled CHI FOR YOURSELF guest is Dr. LeslieBeth Wish. We’ll be talking relationships, but no flowers and candy here. We’ll look at intuition and it’s part in empowering you to make better choices!

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Dr. LeslieBeth Wish


Be on the call today at 5pm Eastern, 2pm Pacific at www.chiforyourself.com.