CHI FOR YOURSELF is delighted to tell you that a past guest on the show has taken top honors in New York City. Captain Dan Willis was with us in the fall of 2014 to talk about his book First Responders. Now, Dan’s book has landed a Books for a Better Life award.
Read the announcement from publisher New World Library and see a short video by clicking here:
And, you can hear the complete CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Dan Willis by clicking on this player:
Well despite a problem with the YouTube screen the interview with Susan Anderson made it to the CHI FOR YOURSELF Start page. Our topic was what Susan calls the “outer child”. Her book is Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment. Check out some of the talking points from the show:
Personal challenges that moved Susan toward writing the book
Outer Child and Inner Child
The Outer Child’s entry and when we might first see it
Teaching parents to work with their kids and the Outer Child
The Outer Child’s effects and PTSD
It’s not about will
Society’s reluctance to “go inside”
Giving ourselves more self love
Consciousness and Outer Child Work
You can hear the CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Susan Anderson by clicking on this player:
Marney Makridakis made her second CHI FOR YOURSELF visit last week, and she gave us some very different looks at manifesting! Marney is the author of Hop, Skip, Jump: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life. Here’s a list of talking points from the show:
how Marney’s able to come up with all those word plays in her books
putting playful manifesting into a serious world
entrepreneurial types can benefit from playful manifesting
“jump-starting” the not very playful types
giving ourselves permission to lighten up
manifesting comes down to momentum
finding our place among the Hop, Skip, Jump steps
daydreaming toward manifesting
spending time in the Hop, Skip, Jump phases
what the reader can take away from the book
If you missed the program you can listen to the podcast by clicking on this player:
Hear the CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Marney Makridakis now. Marney visited us a couple of years ago to talk about her book Creating Time. She’s back with a lighthearted look at manifesting and a new book called Hop, Skip, Jump: 75 Ways to Manifest a Meaningful Life.
I want to give you the heads up on the next CHI FOR YOURSELF guest along with a couple of my random thoughts of late..
CHI FOR YOURSELF welcomes back Marney K. Makridakis, author of Creating Time. Marney has a new book called Hop, Skip, Jump: 75 Ways to Playfully Manifest a Meaningful Life. Her intention is to help you discover your Play Personality and learn how to use it to create more experiences in which work feels like play, and struggle gives way to momentum, ease, and joy.
Note: The Google Hangout On-air is scheduled to begin an hour earlier than usual..at 12 NOON on Thursday November 20th on the Start page of chiforyourself.com. Of course the podcast will later be made available on iHeart Radio, iTunes, and other hosting sites.
Well, it seems that Consciousness refuses to die even when we do! Consider this from Sputniknews.com:
A four-year medical study into near-death and out-of-body experiences conducted by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that some levels of awareness may continue in people after they are clinically dead. Continue reading article..
..and when the topic of the hereafter comes up around here we turn to a past CHI FOR YOURSELF guest Julia Assante, author of The Last Frontier. Click on the YouTube badge to hear her..
Many of us don’t know this, but miscommunication, aside from being one of the most frustrating things in the world, is also one of the leading causes of sabotaged friendships, relationships, careers and yes, even the cause of political warfare.
Our scheduled Chi For Yourself guest this week will look at how we communicate and the most common mistakes that we make when trying to assert ourselves or simply express our opinions and ideas.Rob Kendall is the author of Blamestorning: Why Conversations Go Wrong and How to Fix Them.
Note- Rob will join us for the interview on Wednesday November 5th at 4pm Eastern..1pm Pacific time. You’ll hear the interview at chiforyourself.com.
Who looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.
Your response to Capt. Dan Willis’ interview on CHI FOR YOURSELF last week was great to see! Dan talked about the challenges that first responders face and how they can be helped to do their very important jobs. I thought it was great to hear that inner exploration is being used as a healing tool, and that Spirit is taking its place in the process.
Here are some of the talking points from the show:
just who are the First Responders?
suicide as a growing problem among police officers
how Dan got started helping other First Responders
Dan’s realization that he was in trouble
red flags that could indicate PTSD
the lack of this type of training for First Responders
a frightening story about a fellow officer
personalities that might be more susceptible to PTSD
how families can be of help
You can hear the CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Capt. Dan Wills by clicking on this player:
Captain Dan Willis spent 25 years as a police officer in La Mesa, CA. He and his colleagues suffered along with their victims, witnessed senseless violence, and gradually slipped into the hole of misery and defeatism. His new book Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart is intended to help first responders maintain emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual fitness in order to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and the people they serve.
Capt. Dan Willis is our guest on this week’s CHI FOR YOURSELF. If you’re a First Responder, have one in your life, or just appreciate the important work they do each day you’ll want to join us for the conversation- Thursday October 16th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com
The Linda Carroll/CHI FOR YOURSELF interview was well-attended- thanks to all who were there. Our subject was love (and Linda’s book Love Cycles) Love is a topic (and definition!) that could be discussed for hours. This article from Conscious Life News asks the dual questions:
What Exactly is Love? And How Do We Learn to Love?
Much is written about love. Countless songs have love as the main theme and thousands of movies include love and romance as the underlying premise. Religions talk about love and kindness, battles have been fought over love and it seems almost everything we do, say and feel, has undertones of love intertwined throughout. When it comes to describing love it can be very difficult to articulate. Continue reading..
I hope you enjoyed last week’s CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with couples therapist Linda Carroll, author of Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love. Linda says that love’s more challenging stages are part of genuine intimacy, rather than signs of its demise. In fact, Carroll goes as far to say that courageously moving through what comes after the rapturous initial Merge stage is the only way we can get to an authentic intimate relationship. Here are some talking points from the show:
Can couples beat the odds and stay in the initial state of bliss?din
Is there a point where we know that the relationship just isn’t worth it anymore?
Red flags that pop up at the start of a relationship
The importance of sex in a relationship
How intimacy depends on the ability to be separate
Something for couples to remember at the beginning of their time together
Listen to the interview by clicking on the BlogTalkRadio logo:
Join us for conversation with author and couples therapist Linda Carroll on CHI FOR YOURSELF. Linda Carroll is the author of LOVE CYCLES: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love. Listen now at www.chiforyourself.com.
Though he lived in the thirteenth century, Meister Eckhart’s deeply ecumenical teachings were in many ways modern. He taught about what we call ecology, championed artistic creativity, and advocated for social, economic, and gender justice. All these elements have inspired spiritual maverick Matthew Fox and influenced his Creation Spirituality. You can hear Matthew Fox on Chi For Yourself today at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific at chiforyourself.com.