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Today on CHI FOR YOURSELF: Talkin’ to The Animals!

Picture of Tim LinkMake sure you’re with us for today’s CHI FOR YOURSELF interview. We’ll hear from Tim Link on how to have better communication with our animals. Tim is the author of Talking with Dogs and Cats: Joining the Conversation to Improve Behavior and Bond with Your Animals.

Hear the interview at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com

Johnk 7-2-2014



Pet Project: Talking to Dogs and Cats on CHI FOR YOURSELF


resting cat and dogOur next edition of CHI FOR YOURSELF is one you’re going to love if you have a pet or two (or more!) in your house. We’ll hear from Tim Link, author of Talking with Dogs and Cats: Joining the Conversation to Improve Behavior and Bond with Your Animals.
Tim is an author, Reiki master, radio host, and animal communicator. He can help you know your animal on an energetic level- and that can mean a better experience for both of you!

Picture of Tim LinkBe here for the interview with Tim Link this Thursday, July 2nd at 4pm Eastern,1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com


JohnK 6-29-2015

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stick figure of man Overheard:

“He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.”

~ Immanuel Kant

Ayurveda: Ancient Healing Becomes New Again

picture of Michelle FondinI hope you enjoyed the CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Michelle Fondin. We heard a great story of how Michelle found Ayurveda, and then dedicated herself to wellness using and teaching the 5 thousand year old practice.

Here are some talking points from last week’s show..

  • A definition of Ayurveda
  • Ayurveda and religion
  • Michelle discovers Ayurveda
  • Medical practices and going “inward”
  • Is Ayurveda a fad?
  • An approach built around the wheel
  • Moving toward holistic dealing with dis-ease
  • Moving society away from medicating
  • Food as a healer
  • “Living food”
  • Michelle’s relationship lessons
  • Attracting rather than pursuing relationships
  • Meditation for balance

If you missed it you can hear the interview by clicking on this YouTube screen..


…and, if you have a pet you’re going to enjoy the upcoming CHI FOR YOURSELF interview on communicating with your animals. More on that show in a future post!

Be well!


JohnK 6-15-2015

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listener animation Overheard:

“He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.”

Chinese Proverb.




Today: Easing Into Wellness With Michelle Fondin and Ayurveda

picture of Michelle FondinToday CHI FOR YOURSELF welcomes Michelle Fondin, author of THE WHEEL OF HEALING WITH AYURVEDA: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle. We’ll be on the call at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com.

Come join us!!


JohnK 6-11-2015

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On CHI FOR YOURSELF: Ayurveda- Healing in an Unconventional Way

How much do you know about Ayurveda? On our next CHI FOR YOURSELF we’ll hear from a woman who turned to this 5,000 year old tradition when she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Ayurveda resonated with Michelle Fondin because she was searching for ways to understand why she was sick and for ways to actively participate in her healing– rather than just turn it over to experts and protocols. Michelle Fondin is the author of THE WHEEL OF HEALING WITH AYURVEDA: An Easy Guide to a Healthy Lifestyle.

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Michelle Fondin

Michelle is our scheduled guest this Thursday June 11th, at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com. Be with us on the call!


JohnK 6-9-2015

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Clipart image of overheard Overheard:

“Nature performs the cure, the physician takes the fee.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706 – 1790)

Closing the Books on Opening to Meditation: And Up Next CHI FOR YOURSELF..


Last week’s visit to CHI FOR YOURSELF by Diana Lang gave us a great look at the simplicity of meditation. Diana is the author of Opening to Meditation: a Gentle, Guided Approach and if you missed the interview you can listen to it by clicking on this player:


…and here’s a list of some of the talking points from the program:

  • Meditation and the mystical
  • The media’s effect on meditation
  • How a meditation practice is good for one’s self-esteem
  • Why meditation is getting so popular
  • The connection between yoga and meditation
  • The effect of your practice on your relationships
  • Why we seem to have such a “disconnect” in our society
  • The difference between the spiritual and the religious
  • Dealing with mind chatter
  • Setting up a “sacred space”
  • The corporate community embraces meditation


Plans are being made for some outstanding guests to share their wisdom with us in the coming weeks on CHI FOR YOURSELF. On the next program we’ll take a look at Ayurveda- what it is and how it can help you. Details coming your way in another GenuLines post.

Be well..


JohnK June 1, 2015

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Meditation Today on CHI FOR YOURSELF- Ponderous!


picture of Diana LangBe here for today’s CHI FOR YOURSELF interview. We’ll hear from Diana Lang, author of Opening to Meditation: A Gentle, Guided Approach. Hear the interview  at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com.


JohnK 5-28-015


Next CHI FOR YOURSELF: Meditation Made Easy!


picture of Diana LangMeditation takes center stage on this week’s CHI FOR YOURSELF when we welcome Diana Lang. She’s the author of Opening to Meditation: A Gentle, Guided Approach, a book for meditators of all levels of experience. Diana reminds us that meditation teaches us to reconnect with the self and to tap into the limitless potential within us.


Be with us on the call for Diana Lang this Thursday May 28th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com

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A Few Thoughts on the Inner Workings of Meditation

Meditation can be a useful tool in your overall health and wellness. We live in an electronic society and most might find sitting in silence and tapping into their quiet consciousness a bit challenging at first.

Our culture revolves around smartphones, electronic applications, social media and selfies. Most people shudder at the thought of not having their phone in their hands during their waking hours. This is a new form of stress and anxiety we’ve created as a modern society. Life can be stressful at times due to school, work, finances, family and relationships. We’re bombarded with negative news stories from television, cable, radio, internet and social media.

The average person will process the stresses of life and not think twice about it, unfortunately some will turn to prescription medications, alcohol and drugs to alleviate depression and anxiety. When we are out of balance we seek peace and serenity in any form to make us feel better. Meditation will help you quiet your mind, center your spirit and balance your life.



JohnK 5-26-2015

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stick figure of manOverheard: “You don’t have to try, you just have to be”

~ David Viscott