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“Congratulations on your anniversary. The title of your message is the essence of life and personal empowerment. Change your attitude…Change your life. Our attitude is the one thing we can control. I decide how I feel about my life. Thank you for everything.”
- Bernie Siegel, MD, author of
The Art of Healing and A Book of Miracles
“Don’t you know?  It’s ALL in our attitude!! Congrats Joan, may you have many, many more years of enlightening entertainment to share!”
- Supermodel Emme, Media personality and founder EmmeNation
“Congratulations Joan! Thank you for providing a place where people can become empowered to create the life of their dreams.”
- Marcia Wieder,
Founder and CEO of Dream University, and author of 14 books including, Making Your Dreams Come True
“Congratulations CYACYL on FIVE fantastic years! It was an honor to be on your show and be part of this important mission of helping people change their lives in significant ways. To many more!”
- Nick Ortner, author of
The Tapping Solution
“Congratulations to the visionary Joan Herrmann, and supporters of CYACYL who have fashioned Change Your Attitude…Change Your Life into one of the most valuable resources in talk radio today.” 
- Ken Druck, PhD, author of
The Real Rules of Life
BRAVO! to Joan Herrmann & CYACYL on 5 years of elevating the world’s consciousness. You are a transformational beacon of light & love and I am deeply grateful for our connection.
- davidji, author of Secrets of Meditation
As host of CYACYL, Joan is outstanding in her field.  She is passionate about getting important information out to inspire others. Congratulations on your 5th Anniversary and looking forward to celebrating many more.
- Friedemann Schaub, MD, PhD, author of
The Fear + Anxiety Solution
“I am so honored to have been a part of Joan’s mission to bring inspiration and positivity to the world. Through her magazine and radio show, Change Your Attitude Change Your Life is an invaluable resource everyone should make a part of their lives. I can’t wait to join you again soon!”
- Michelle Phillips, celebrity makeup artist and author of the book,
The Beauty Blueprint – 8 Steps to Building the Life and Look of Your Dreams
Joan Herrmann digs deep to bring a high level of consciousness and valuable information to her listening audience. Congratulations on your Fifth Anniversary. You are magnificent!
-David Hanscom, MD, author of
Back in Control: A Spine Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain
Congratulations Joan for five years of changing attitudes, opening hearts and making the world a better place! You and CYACYL are a blessing to us all!
- Michael J. Chase, bestselling author & founder of The Kindness Center


What would it take to make you happy? A fulfilling career, a big bank account, or the perfect mate? What if it didn’t take anything to make you happy? What if you could experience happiness from the inside out – no matter what’s going on in your life? Marci Shimoff offers an approach to being happy that doesn’t depend on achievements, goals, money, relationships, or anything else “out there.”

Marci is a number one New York Times bestselling author of the runaway bestsellers Love for No Reason and Happy for No Reason, which offer revolutionary approaches to experiencing deep and lasting love and happiness. Marci is also the woman’s face of the biggest self-help book phenomenon in history, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Her six bestselling titles in the series include Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul.  In addition, Marci’s the host of the national PBS television show called Happy for No Reason. She’s also a featured teacher in The Secret, and has appeared in more than a dozen other documentaries. Marci is currently leading a large one-year mentoring program called Your Year of Miracles.


Hidden riches refer to the unique life design that is inside everyone. According to Janet, the key to discovering these riches is to harness the power of rituals – something that successful people do daily. Sports stars use rituals to perform at their best. Musicians and artists use them to spark their creativity. Business leaders use them to create cohesive teams and build a company culture. Celebrities use them to maintain a balance between their personal and public lives. Rituals are simply tools that can help you manage your time, your energy and your thinking in this fast- paced, sometimes crazy modern world we live in.

Author Janet Bray Attwood is a visionary, a transformational leader, and a world humanitarian.  She is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller The Passion Test- The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life’s Purpose, and has shared the stage with the likes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, and many others. Her latest book is Your Hidden Riches.


Dr. Carmen Harra is an in-demand counselor to everyone from powerful politicians to Hollywood royalty. Her integrative approach to mind, body, and spiritual healing is rooted in traditional psychology as well as alternative healing and hypnotherapy. Dr. Harra believes that every individual can manifest his or her own reality and seize control of the future. She has helped people all over the world achieve happier, more fulfilling lives.

Dr. Harra is a licensed clinical psychologist and intuitive counselor, celebrity advisor. She has helped thousands of people meet their challenges by resolving their karma. A national celebrity and musical performer in her native country of Romania, she moved to the United States and became a mother and  licensed clinical psychologist, therapist, and author of over 7 bestselling books spiritual books including: Everyday Karma, Decoding Your DestinyWholiness, and the upcoming release The Karma Queens’ Guide to Relationships. She has been featured in the New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, The Hollywood Reporter, Vogue, New York Magazine, US Weekly, Elle Magazine, and Good Morning America, The View, Fox News, the Today show, CBS’ The Early Show, and Good Day New York, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.


While most alcoholics and addicts coming out of treatment have a recovery plan, families are often left to figure things out for themselves. Addiction counselor and interventionist, Debra Jay, shows alcoholics, other addicts, and their loved ones how to work collaboratively and as individuals to take on the roles and responsibilities that support long-term sobriety. Debra makes family members and friends part of the recovery team, beginning in the early stages of sobriety. She outlines a structured model that shows family members how to take personal responsibility and build a circle of support to meet the obstacles common to the first year of recovery. Debra addresses the challenges family members face – enabling, denial, and pain.

Debra is the author of the book It Takes A Family: A Cooperative Approach to Lasting Sobriety. She has appeared on Oprah and The Dr. Oz Show and her work has been published in numerous journals and magazines.


According to James Martin, SJ, God wants us to experience joy, to cultivate a sense of holy humor, and to laugh at life’s absurdities. Father Jim invites believers to rediscover the importance of humor and laughter in our daily lives and to embrace an essential truth: faith leads to joy. He discusses how joy, humor, and laughter help us to live more spiritual lives, understand ourselves and others better, and more fully appreciate God’s presence among us, and he offers practical how-to advice to help us use humor to show our faith, embrace our humanity, put things into perspective, open our minds, speak truth, demonstrate courage, challenge power, learn hospitality, foster effective human relations, and deepen our relationship with God.

Father Jim is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and New York Times bestselling. He has written for many publications, including the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and is a regular commentator in the national and international media. He has appeared on all the major radio and television networks, as well as in venues ranging from NPR’s Fresh Air, FOX’s The O’Reilly Factor, and PBS’s NewsHour to Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. His latest book is Jesus: A Pilgrimage.


“Words mean more than what is set down on paper,” Maya Angelou wrote in her groundbreaking memoir I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Indeed, Angelou’s words have traveled the world and transformed lives—inspiring, strengthening, healing. Through a long and prolific career in letters, she became one of the most celebrated voices of our time. Guy Johnson, the son of Maya Angelou, has compiled a collection of more than 200 of his mother’s most pivotal quotes, advice, quips and observations, in a new book, Rainbow in the Cloud: The Wisdom and Spirit of Maya Angelou. Guy discusses the long and wonderful life of his mother and shares her wisdom and spirit that inspired him. Guy is often asked what it’s like to be Dr. Maya Angelou’s son. He says he never felt as if he lived in her shadow. Instead, he lived in her light.


Larry Winget, aka, the pitbull of personal development, offers a no-nonsense, common sense, back to basics approach to personal and professional success. Larry still believes that hard work and excellence are the keys to success and he offers advice for improving your life, business, finances and family.  Larry is a six-times New York Times/Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and a member of the International Speaker Hall Of Fame. He has starred in his own television series and is also regular contributor on many news shows. His newest book is Grow a Pair: How to Stop Being a Victim and Take Back Your Life, Your Business, and Your Sanity.


November 22 marks the anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. His wife, Jackie, was riding in the car by his side. After that horrific day, for 31 years Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis fought a harrowing, valiant and defiant battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Barbara Leaming, author of, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis: The Untold Story, discusses how the trauma of her husband’s murder, which left her soaked in his blood and brains, led her to seek a very different kind of existence from the one she’d previously sought. Barbara is a New York Times bestselling author. Three of her biographies have been New York Times Notable Books of the Year. Her most recent book, Churchill Defiant, received the Emery Reves Award from the International Churchill Centre. Leaming’s articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, the Times of London, and other publications.


Mary Jean Teachman thought she had lost everything after losing her 37-year-old son, Forrest, to suicide in 1995. Forrest had suffered from bipolar disorder since the age of 15, and consequently developed a drug addiction. After his death, guilt clung to Mary Jean like a dark cloud and she found herself in utter despair. Life had taken its toll and with nothing more to lose, she embarked on the long road to healing. Mary Jean’s account of her journey from unspeakable desolation to peace and acceptance will inspire anyone whose life had been touched by grief and hopelessness.

A former runway and print model who appeared in Vogue, previous president of Groesback Investments and prior president of MIRA (Mental Illness Research Association), Mary Jean Teachman is a writer and speaker who sits on the board of the John E. Upledger Foundation, an International healthcare resource center.  She’s active in numerous charities and has served as a chairperson for many charitable events.  Mary Jean is the author of the book, Never Saying Goodbye.


When did you die? When someone told you that you weren’t good enough? When you buried who you really are for fear that others would disapprove? When you gave up your creative dreams to take a “practical” job? When you stayed in a relationship that does not “relate” to you? You may not have realized you were dying, but you have been dying a little more each day. According to Temple, many people do not know that there are many layers of being asleep and dying while we are living. We are so caught up in the motions of living, eating, working, and making and keeping appointments that we don’t recognize that we died to our potential a long time ago. We have become robotic! How do you know whether you’ve been dying a bit every day? One key way is to notice if you are feeling disconnected or drained rather than energized or impassioned about your life. Making a decision to stop dying will greatly increase your capacity to start living and to manifest your true purpose in life.

Temple is a leader in spiritual enrichment and a sought-after speaker. She is a Unity minister in St. Petersburg Fl., with a global following, the host of a radio show, and author of the book, When Did You Die? 8 Steps to Stop Dying Every Day and Start Waking Up.


Tara Stiles introduces easy and fun ways to bring yoga, meditation, and healthy food into your life. As the designer and face of Reebok’s first yoga lifestyle line, author of Yoga Cures and Slim, Calm, Sexy Yoga, and the founder of Strala— the movement based system that ignites freedom, known for its laid-back and unpretentious vibe—Tara has long been a proponent of creating a tension-free healthy life by tapping into the unique needs of her clients. She teaches how to apply this inward-looking philosophy to your life.  According to Tara, “When people understand what they need for true wellbeing, they can make their own rules—rules that will help them become their best selves.” In her rulebook, “it’s no pain, much gain.” Tara stresses the importance of practicing with ease—leaving the discomfort and tension behind—because she believes that“what you practice is what you manifest.” Tara explains how to create your own rules and how to understand when something isn’t working anymore, so you can update your rules as circumstances change.


So often we wait for the climate and conditions in life to be perfect before we feel safe enough to step forward, claim our territory, and be our authentic selves. According to Sonia Choquette, what we don’t realize is that in order to create the ideal climate we are waiting for, we must be authentic first. And the only way to be so is to listen to and honor our intuition, our deepest knowing, our most powerful natural wisdom. Choosing to claim and follow our intuition is our strongest natural protector, our greatest psychic liberation, and the only way to be truly safe in life. Sonia is a spiritual teacher, six-sensory consultant, and the author of 19 books, including the New York Times best-seller The Answer is Simple. Hew newest book is entitled Walking Home – A Journey from Humbled to Healed. Sonia is the host of her own weekly radio show, Six Sensory Living.


Before he was a rising culinary star.  Before the James Beard nominations and the starred reviews. Before the Best New Chef titles and an Iron Chef win, Jesse Schenker worked in kitchens to fuel a ravenous habit. His obsession with drugs overtook his passion for cooking—until he hit rock bottom and realized: one would kill him and the other could save him. Growing up in wealthy suburban Florida, Jesse was introduced to the culinary world—and the world of hard drugs. Becoming a high-school dropout addicted to heroin and crack, he was alienated from his family and wanted by the cops. By 21, he had robbed, cheated, and lied to everyone in his life—and had overdosed, been shot at and nearly beaten to death. His eventual arrest motivated him to get clean.

Jesse learned to channel his obsessiveness and need to get ever “higher” into his career. But his growing success fueled his anxiety, leading to panic attacks and hypochondria. Jesse lays it all on the table for the first time, reflecting on his insatiable appetite for the extreme—which has led to his biggest triumphs and failures—and shares the shocking story of his turbulent life. Jesse is the author of the new book, All or Nothing, One Chef’s Appetite for the Extreme.



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