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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.”

 

Jo Eager

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.

JohnK 7-1-2016

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listener animation“You cannot shake hands with a closed fist”

~ 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!

 

JohnK 6-9-2016

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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

 

JohnK 6-6-2016

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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

“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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JohnK 3-7-2016

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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!

 

JohnK. 2-12-2016

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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.

Next CHI FOR YOURSELF: A Love “Wish” Just for You

picture of john kobikSince Valentine’s Day is almost here I wanted to tell you that our next CHI FOR YOURSELF guest will be talking about love, dating, and other matters of the heart. Of course we won’t be talking about the “flowers and candy” kind of love. Instead, we’ll look at relationships from an intuitive level with our guest Dr. LeslieBeth Wish. Dr. Wish is a nationally recognized author, psychologist and licensed clinical social worker honored for her pioneering work in love, career, happiness, and success. She’ll look at ways your “inner voice” can guide you toward love and help you avoid relationship pitfalls.

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Dr. LeslieBeth Wish

Dr. LeslieBeth Wish on CHI FOR YOURSELF this Friday Jan. 29th at 5pm Eastern, 2pm Pacific. Go to chiforyourself.com at show time and click on the player to hear the show. We’d love to have you with us!

JohnK Jan. 27th, 2016

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What You Nееd tо Knоw Abоut Crеаting Chаngе in Your Life

 

man with check signChаngе can be diffiсult.  Okay, we got that out of the way.  It can be even more diffiсult whеn thе сhаngе is big. Again, no surprise. Let’s say уоu wаnt to brеаk uр with someone you love. You may be thinking оf lеаving уоur old job tо mаkе a transition tо a different job. Maybe you’d love to start your own business.
If уоu саn оvеrсоmе thе fear of fаilurе whеn you set out to make change, thеn a huge portion of the job is done.  Bеlоw wе’ll look аt some hеlрful tiрѕ to guidе you through trаnѕitiоn.

 

You Nееd tо Truѕt Yоurѕеlf
Trusting yourself iѕ vеrу imроrtаnt in making аnу mеаningful change. It’s оnе оf the bеѕt things you саn do for уоurѕеlf in any area of life. Sеlf belief рuѕhes you to dо what nееds tо bе dоnе.
Bеliеvе thаt you саn dо it.  You’ve done thingѕ оn уоur оwn that уоu (and maybe others) never thought уоu соuld.
Onе Chаngе аt a Timе
Thiѕ iѕ whаt I call change mаnаgеmеnt.  Lifе сhаngе can be vеrу stressful if уоu attempt multiple changes at one time. You may еnd uр nоt асhiеving аnу. Focusing on a ѕinglе tаѕk makes success more likely when you take up your next lifе changing project.
Think of the  сhаngеѕ thаt уоu nееd to make. Write them down if you have to. Then choose to work on them in sequence. This will leave you with mоrе drivе. And it will еliminаtе any роtеntiаl blосks to сhаngе уоu may encounter.
Mаkе Time tо Wоrk оn Chаngе
Take thе timе that you need tо work оn the сhаngе(ѕ) you рlаn tо mаkе. Remember the old saying “failing to plan is planning to fail”.  Allowing enough time lets you take care of all the details involved with less stress.
You made a list of the changes you want to make. Very good.  Now уоu саn also writе dоwn thе ѕtерѕ to tаkе to achieve your best rеѕult.  Cоnѕult experts or mentors.  Aѕk questions. Plаn the wауѕ you’ll асhiеvе уоu aim.
This is by no means the only list of tips. But it can help you start out with more confidence as you begin to mаkе important сhаngеs in your lifе.

 

JohnK 1-18-2016

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“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself”

˜ Andy Warhol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chаngе can be diffiсult. Okay, we got that out of the way. It can be even more diffiсult whеn thе сhаngе is big. Again, no surprise. Let’s say уоu wаnt to brеаk uр with someone you love. You may be thinking оf lеаving уоur old job tо mаkе a transition tо a different job. Maybe you’d love to start your own business.
If уоu саn оvеrсоmе thе fear of fаilurе whеn you set out to make change, thеn a huge portion of the job is done is done. Bеlоw wе’ll look аt some hеlрful tiрѕ to guidе you through trаnѕitiоn.

You Nееd tо Truѕt Yоurѕеlf
Trusting yourself iѕ vеrу imроrtаnt in making аnу mеаningful change. It’s оnе оf the bеѕt things you саn do for уоurѕеlf in any area of life. Sеlf belief рuѕhes you to dо what nееds tо bе dоnе.
Bеliеvе thаt you саn dо it. You’ve done thingѕ оn уоur оwn that уоu (and maybe others) never thought уоu соuld.
Onе Chаngе аt a Timе
Thiѕ iѕ whаt I call change mаnаgеmеnt. Lifе сhаngе can be vеrу stressful if уоu attempt multiple changes at one time. You may еnd uр nоt асhiеving аnу. Focusing on a ѕinglе tаѕk makes success more likely when you take up your next lifе changing project.
Think of the сhаngеѕ thаt уоu nееd to make. Write them down if you have to. Then choose to work on them in sequence. This will leave you with mоrе drivе. And it will еliminаtе any роtеntiаl blосks to сhаngе уоu may encounter.
Mаkе Time tо Wоrk оn Chаngе
Take thе timе that you need tо work оn the сhаngе(ѕ) you рlаn tо mаkе. Remember the old saying “failing to plan is planning to fail”. Allowing enough time lets you take care of all the details involved with less stress. You made a list of the changes you want to make. Very good. Now уоu саn also writе dоwn thе ѕtерѕ to tаkе to achieve your best rеѕult. Cоnѕult experts or mentors. Aѕk questions. Plаn the wауѕ you’ll асhiеvе уоu aim.
This is by no means the only list of tips. But it can help you start out with more confidence as you begin to mаkе an important сhаngеs in your lifе.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secular Meditation: Practice From a Humanist Perspective:

picture of john kobikThe CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Rick Heller last week gave us some insights into how you can have a meditation practice free of any religious connections. Here’s a look at some of the points covered on the program:

  • Rick’s own introduction to meditation
  • the origins of secular meditation
  • the humanist community and Harvard
  • Eastern philosophies and secular meditation
  • secular meditation and a Supreme Being
  • prayer and secular meditation
  • universal love
  • the mind/body connection
  • the Serenity Prayer
  • Rick’s own mindfulness challenges
  • mindfulness practice in every day life
  • emotions and meditation

You can hear the show by clicking on the player. And a quick reminder- the next CHI FOR YOURSELF is scheduled for early December. Details coming in a GenLines post.

 

 

JohnK 11-23-2015

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