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You may know his story from the movie, The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid. Jim Morris, was a high school teacher and baseball coach that in an attempt to motivate his team, made a bet with his kids: if you win a district championship, I’ll go tryout for a major league team. The bet was born. And with it so was The Rookie.
The players won the district championship and Jim fulfilled his end of the bet, going to a tryout and throwing 12 consecutive 98 mile per hour pitches. Three months later, 35-year-old school teacher Jim Morris was striking out big league hitters in front of his high school players and family.
The movie, The Rookie, won the ESPY for Sports Film of the Year, and Sports Illustrated avoted it one of the five greatest baseball films ever made.
Jim has been a public speaker for 10 years and is the author of The Rookie.
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NEAL BARNARD, MD
POWER FOODS FOR THE BRAIN
Can simple diet changes shield the brain from memory loss, stroke, and Alzheimer’s? Dr. Neal Barnard says that it is possible to put power foods to work to protect your brain and strengthen your memory. Dr. Barnard is the author of the new book, Power Foods for the Brain. According to Dr. Barnard, “Every minute, our brain cells are bathing in the nutrients or toxins that we take in through food. Just as we put money in a retirement account to ensure a secure future, we can put foods on our plates today to help keep the brain in high gear well into the future.”
Dr. Barnard is a New York Times best-selling author and an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Medicine. He is president of the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine and is a regular guest on network talk and news shows.
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THE PRACTICE OF LOVING EVERYONE
Most spiritual seekers know that unconditional love and forgiveness is the foundation for true joy, peace and happiness. Offering unconditional love and forgiving others may sound great in theory, but the reality is that every day we interact with people and face situations that don’t always bring out the best in us. Understanding these challenges … is it really possible to love everyone?
Michael Chase, say the answer may surprise you.
Michael, a best-selling author and inspirational speaker, is considered an expert on the subjects of kindness and positive behavior. He’s the founder of The Kindness Center and author of the books, The Radical Practice of Loving Everyone, and Am I Being Kind?
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Have you tried to make changes in your life only to end up doing the same old thing over and over again? Do you look at successful people and wonder what they know that you don’t? According to Charles Duhigg, the key to making change and achieving what we want is to understand why habits exist, how they work, and how they can be changed.
Charles is the author of the book, The Power of Habit: Why We doWhat We Do In Life and Business. He’s an investigative reporter for the New York Times and was part of a team of finalists for the 2009 Pultizer Prize. He’s a contributor to This American Life, NPR, PBS News Hour and Frontline.
30 DAY LOVE DETOX
Love…why does it have to be so hard? With hectic work lives and busy social calendars, sometimes it feels as if there isn’t enough time for romance. Or perhaps even worse, dwindling prospects are forcing great women to keep around men who aren’t worthy of their precious time.
In our current culture of female empowerment in which so many women are thriving, we still keep hearing that there are no good men from which to choose. Dr. Wendy Walsh, a clinical psychologist and former co-host of The Doctors, argues that men are living in a “high-supply sex” world, and they react by getting exactly what they want upfront, without any pressure to commit or create a supportive family unit.
Based on scientific research, anthropological truths, and proven techniques, Dr. Walsh offers a revolutionary roadmap that is both practical and empowering. She is the author of the new book, The 30-Day Love Detox: Cleanse Yourself of Bad Boys, Cheaters, and Commitment Phobes – And Find Your Perfect Relationship. She is regularly featured as CNN’s Human Behavior Expert, and has appeared on the Today show, Good Morning America, and The View.
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THE SECRET OF A GOOD LIFE
Rod Dreher’s little sister, Ruthie, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. She was 40 years old, an avid outdoorswoman, beloved middle school teacher, mother to three young girls, and the happy wife of her high school sweetheart. Cancer has touched most of our lives in one way or another. What is remarkable about this story is not that a young mother was diagnosed with cancer, but the way in which she faced her disease and the incredible amount of support she received from her community as they rallied to her family’s side. The response to Ruthie’s illness was so extraordinary that it caused her brother Rod to reevaluate his life and move home for the first time in over 20 years.
Rod guests on Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life to share a story of faith, how community can become family, and how you can go home again. He is the author of the book the Little Way of Ruthie Leming: A Southern Girl, a Small Town and the Secret of a Good Life.
Rod tells the story of Ruthie’s illness and her life. How her love and kindness reached far into the community and changed people for the better, how her compassion as a teacher was the turning point in so many people’s lives when they were headed down a dark path, and how the example she set in her daily life was an inspiration to an entire town. Her story is a reminder of the goodness of people, the strength of community, and that you can go home again.
Rod has been an editorial writer and columnist for the Dallas Morning News, a film critic for the New York Post and currently writes for The American Conservative.
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The fashion star of HSN, Diane Gilman has sold more than seven million pairs of jeans and leggings making her DG2 brand the network’s #1 selling fashion product. And at age 66, she is everything she ever dreamt she’d be. But it wasn’t always this way. Like so many women entering the second half of their lives, at the age of 50, Gilman found herself overweight and newly widowed, struggling with how society defined her as well past her prime.
Diane shares her secrets for experiencing mind-expanding work, earth-moving love, and soul-grabbing purpose. She constantly hears from middle-aged women who’ve been taught to believe their ships have sailed. But Diane believes women can unlearn these negative messages and embrace an entirely new way of thinking. Diane teaches women how to remake and reinvigorate themselves as they approach the over-40 milestone — and beyond.
Diane is a designer, blogger, TV personality, and fashion industry legend. By age 17, she was creating one-of-a-kind jeans for rock stars including Cher, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane and Jimmy Hendrix. Bloomingdales discovered and launched Diane’s first mass-produced line of clothing when she was still in her 20s. She rocketed up the career ladder and led the glamorous New York City life, a fixture at Studio 54 through the disco era. Eventually, she settled down with Jim Rush, a former pro-football player. Jim’s death from cancer in 1997 left her emotionally and physically exhausted, and an international corporate power struggle stripped her of the right to use her own name. Diane refers to the years that followed as “the Lost Decade,” but as 60 loomed on the horizon, she made a conscious decision to take a radically proactive approach to aging: “It’s going to happen. I’m going to do it right.” With no guidelines to follow she set out to recover her joy, reinvent her body, rebuild her fashion empire. From the ashes of grief and financial ruin, she was determined to create a spiritually, physically, and professionally rewarding Act II for her life. And that’s exactly what she did. Diane is the author of the book, GOOD JEANS: 10 Simple Truths about Feeling Great, Staying Sexy, and Aging Agelessly.
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CHOOSE JOY BECAUSE
HAPPINESS ISN’T ENOUGH
Everyone knows how to be joyful in the peaks of life. But what about the valleys? When nothing seems to go your way? When everything is falling apart? When God is silent, and you feel all alone? Where does joy fit into those moments? Kay Warren explains the path to experiencing soul-satisfying joy no matter what you’re going through. Kay is cofounder of Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven Life), is an international speaker and best-selling author who has a passion for inspiring and motivating others to make a difference with their lives.
She is best known for her advocacy for those living with HIV and AIDS, and the orphaned and vulnerable children left behind. She has traveled to 19 countries, calling the faith community as well as the public and private sectors to respond with prevention, care, treatment and support of people living with the virus.
Kay is author of several books including her newest Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough. In the book, Kay describes how painful experiences – two bouts of cancer, watching as life-threatening illnesses attacked her children and grandchildren and living with mild depression most of her life – have shaped her conviction that joy is a choice and within the reach of every person, no matter how desperate or dark circumstances may be.
She is also author of Dangerous Surrender, which was originally released in 2007 and revised, expanded and published as Say Yes to God, and coauthor of Foundations: 11 Core Truths to Build Your Life On.
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THE KORTUM TECHNIQUE
Suppose your natural biological design includes a hidden blueprint of your body’s functioning and vitality. Suppose this blueprint could warn you before health problems or illness actually occur. Suppose this blueprint is universal and extends to every man, woman, and child. Suppose you were able to learn how to read it.
John Kortum says that such a blueprint does exist and that anyone has the potential to learn how to interpret it. John developed The Kortum Technique, which is a visual assessment process that reveals the human body’s universal language for health. Through this technique, according to John, we can learn how to see and interpret the body’s health data, which appears as indicators, which may alert us to health issues without expensive or invasive laboratory tests.
John is the author of The Kortum Technique: How to Access the Human Body’s Natural Blueprint for Health and Healing. He has been a featured expert in A&E Biography Channel’s new original series, The Unexplained, and The Dr. Oz Show. He teaches health care providers how to apply cognitive techniques in their patient practice.
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INTO THE WIND
As a young age of nineteen, without a map or plan, Jake Ducey dropped out of college, left behind a drug filled life and went in search of deeper meaning. His quest led him on a life changing journey that has resulted in his debut book, Into the Wind; My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life’s Purpose. Through his fearless journey, without money and near death, Jake shows that we can find our dreams by following our heart and letting our spirit be guided by the “wind.”
Jake’s profound transformation from a college drop-out and drug addict to a inspirational author and motivational speaker had led him into social and environmental activism. Upon return from his spiritual adventure he raised the funds to build a school and home in San Marcos, near Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, to support orphans, and he has formed The Self Reliance Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to providing essential resources and opportunities for young people to become more self-reliant.
Jake is a contributing author to The Rise by New York Times best-selling author Greg S. Reid. A certified yoga-instructor, poet and lyricist, Jake is determined to share his empowering messages to ignite and inspire a new generation of truth seekers.
ROBERT LUSTIG, MD
In the late 1970s when the government mandated we get the fat out of our food, the food industry responded by pouring more sugar in. The result has been a perfect storm, disastrously altering our biochemistry and driving our eating habits out of our control.
To help us lose weight and recover our health, Dr. Robert Lustig presents personal strategies to readjust the key hormones that regulate hunger, reward, and stress. He explains which foods are the problem, and which ones are the solution.
Dr. Lustig has spent the past 16 years treating childhood obesity and studying the effects of sugar on the central nervous system and metabolism. According to Dr. Lustig, A calorie burned IS a calorie burned, but a calorie eaten IS NOT a calorie eaten. And therein lies the key to understanding the obesity pandemic.
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During times of transition or when we face adversity, life offers us a choice: to turn away from change or to embrace it. To shut down or to be broken open and transformed. Elizabeth Lesser povides tools to help us turn difficult times into times of growth and empowerment.
Elizabeth is the co-founder of Omega Institute, a learning center that focuses on health, wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She is the New York Times best-selling author of Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow and The Seeker’s Guide: Making Your Life a Spiritual Adventure. For more than 30 years Elizabeth has worked with leading figures in the fields of healing—healing self and healing society.
In 2008 she helped Oprah Winfrey produce a 10-week online seminar based on the book, A New Earth. Since then, she has appeared several times on the Oprah Winfrey television show and Oprah.com webcasts, and is an ongoing host on Oprah’s Soul Series, a weekly radio show on Sirius/XM. Her newest book, Broken Open, is a guide for anyone going through a difficult time.
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FIRST AND LIFE
Are you ready to be at the top of your game? Do you want to learn how to discover and connect your best assets to create a plan with a clear vision for your future? Steve Hoyem and Corey Louchiey met as teammates in the NFL in their rookie year. After years apart, they came together with a common mission: to champion people to live heroic versions of their life and to face challenges with strength, confidence and courage.
Steve and Corey are founders of First & Life, a coaching company that offers programs to help people tap into their limitless potential to create the life of their dreams. They co host a sports radio show that’s about living life inside and outside of the game.
Steve was an offensive lineman for the Buffalo Bills, but his playing career was cut short by injury. After a career in management for a number of years, he left the corporate world to pursue his passion for working with elite performers as a coach. In addition, he works with people in substance abuse recovery and is currently serving on the board of directors for Recovery Coaches International (RCI).
Corey was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft. He spent five years protecting Bills quarterbacks, including NFL Hall of Famer Jim Kelly, before joining the Atlanta Falcons in 1998. He was a member of the Falcons’ 1999 NFC Championship team that played in Super Bowl XXXIII. He officially retired from the NFL in 2001.
Corey is a distinguished member of the NFL Players Association, and currently serves as the President of the NFLPA’s New York/New Jersey Retired Players Chapter.
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be a supermodel, to feel confident, beautiful, and empowered?
International model, Sarah DeAnna, offers healthy habits that models use to maximize their amazing bodies, iconic faces, and confident attitudes. She explains five keys to channeling your inner supermodel as you discover how models really eat, dress, exercise, sleep, de-stress, travel, and stay gorgeous no matter what.
Overcoming childhood poverty and personal tragedy, Sarah graduated high school with honors, put herself through college, and graduated early with an International Business Marketing degree. She was “discovered” in Los Angeles and sent to Fashion Week in New York, Milan, and Paris. Despite her strong and rising modeling career and potential supermodel status, something didn’t feel right. Sarah took a hiatus from modeling and focused on her true passion of health, fitness and helping others. During that time, she witnessed firsthand how girls and women struggle with body image and the desire to be thin, so she wrote her first book, Supermodel YOU: Shockingly Healthy Insider Tips to Bring Out Your Inner Supermodel.
According to Sarah, as you adopt a supermodel mind-set, life will become more glamorous, sexier, and a lot more fun. It’s not about looking like a “model,” but about feeling as self-assured as models feel, and embracing the most beautiful, healthy, empowered version of yourself.
Sarah DeAnna has appeared in some of the world’s most influential fashion magazines, including Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire. She has modeled for runway shows and other events for renowned designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, and Stella McCartney, and has appeared on Bravo, MTV, E!, TLC, and ABC’s Good Morning America.
So forget about diets and crazy exercise regimens, drop the self-loathing and low self-esteem and get ready to walk the runway of your life!