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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


Rooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, don Miguel Ruiz gives four principles to practice in order to create love and happiness. In The Four Agreements, he reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. The Four Agreements are: Be Impeccable with Your Word, Don’t Take Anything Personally, Don’t Make Assumptions, Always Do Your Best.

don Miguel Ruiz is the international bestselling author of a series of books including The Four Agreements – over seven years on The New York Times bestseller list and the 36th bestselling book of the decade. His other books include: The Mastery of Love, The Voice of Knowledge, Prayers, Beyond Fear and The Fifth Agreement, a collaboration with his son don Jose Ruiz. Don Miguel has received numerous recognitions, including a US Air Force challenge coin engraved with The Four Agreements, and he is referenced as a National Heirloom of Mexico.


Grounded in brain science, psychology, and contemplative wisdom,  Dr Hanson explains how to build a better brain from the inside out, using the hidden power of seemingly ordinary experiences. By taking just a few extra seconds to stay with a positive experience – from the pleasure of a deep breath to a sense of calm, satisfaction, and love – you turn good moments into a great brain, full of strength, health, and happiness. That’s what it means to take in the good.  According to Dr Hanson, taking in the good resets the brain back to its natural resting state – its Responsive mode – which refuels and repairs the body, makes us feel peaceful, happy, and loved, and helps us act with confidence and compassion. This practice increases health and longevity, heals distress and dysfunction, deepens resilience and well-being, turbo charges personal development, improves relationships, and promotes a more humane and peaceful world.

Dr. Hanson is a neuropsychologist, a senior fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and a New York Times best-selling author. His books include Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture. Founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplatve Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at Oxford, Stanford, and Harvard.


On the outside, Brenda was living what appeared to be a happy life. On the inside was a different story. She continued to pretend all was well until one day she was diagnosed with cancer of the cervix. That diagnosis was not enough to wake her up. It took two more cancer diagnoses for her to understand that her disease was something more than what the doctors thought it was. Brenda spent time asking herself why she was sick. She turned down chemotherapy, even after being told she had about one year to live. Instead, she began healing from the inside out. Now, 24 years later, she is healthy, living her life with meaning and purpose. For Brenda, cancer was the gift that began a series of life changes. Brenda is the author of the new book, The Gift of Cancer – A Miraculous Journey to Healing. She is a radio host, inspirational speaker, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Emerald Heart Cancer Foundation.


In 2001, Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote a book called 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, based on the most important principles he wanted his children to live by. Serena Dyer, one of those children, has contemplated these ideas throughout her life. “Don’t die with your music still in you” has been the most important principle for Serena: to her, it means that you don’t allow yourself to live any life other than the one you were born to live. Serena explains what it was like to grow up with spiritual parents. She touches upon her dad’s original secrets, imparting her own experience with them and detailing how they have affected the way she approaches various situations in life.

Serena wrote the book, Don’t Die with Your Music Still In You – My Experience Growing Up with Spiritual Parents, with her father, Wayne Dyer. This father-daughter collaboration was created to inspire anyone who is looking to find the “music” inside themselves.


Natural remedies are nature’s gift to us. From alternatives to side-effect ridden prescriptions to solutions that will amplify the effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle, evolving research suggests that plants may have more power than we could ever have imagined. Bryce Wylde explains how you can harness the powerful healing of plants simply and inexpensively.

Bryce is a natural healthcare practitioner whose specialty is homeopathy, clinical nutrition, supplementation, and botanical medicine and whose focus is routed within functional medicine.  His television show, Wylde on Health, has featured interviews with international experts including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Andrew Weil, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. David Suzuki, and Dr. Deepak Chopra to name a few. Bryce has been a regular expert guest on The Doctor Oz Show  as a regular contributor and member of the medical advisory board.  He has frequently appeared on The Discovery Channel and ABC’s Good Morning America Health. Bryce is the author of The Antioxidant Prescription: How to Use the Power of Antioxidants to Prevent Disease and Stay Healthy for Life and Wylde On Health: Your Best Choices in the World of Natural Health. He is the coauthor of the new book, Power Plants.


In 2000, Zhena was faced with the most difficult challenge of her life when her son, Sage, was born with a severe birth defect. Barely able to make ends meet, and with no health insurance to cover Sage’s mounting medical costs, she was determined to earn the income necessary to support the needs of her son and finance the surgeries needed to ensure Sage’s survival. With her knowledge of aromatherapy, love of tea, and a small collection of money from friends and family, Zhena began peddling her teas out of a cart on California street corners. Believing that selling her tins of tea could alter fate, Zhena became a purveyor of hope and the founder of Zhena’s. Her tea can now be found on the shelves of more than 20,000 stores nationwide. Zhena is an inspirational speaker who talks about women’s empowerment, green business and the world of tea. She shares her story of success against the odds and teaches that with knowledge anyone can alter fate.  She is often a guest on both television and radio and has been featured in national publications. Zhena is the author of the new book, Life by the Cup.


Award-winning ABC News anchor Dan Harris has covered wars and presidential campaigns; he’s investigated human traffickers and been chased by wild elephants.  But by far his most challenging assignment involved something much more personal: taming the voice in his head. In his new book, 10% Happier, How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story, Dan tells the story of an accidental odyssey, one that ranges from the inner sanctum of television news to the bizarre fringes of self-help to the vanguard of neuroscience. The book is part investigation and part immersive journalism: one man’s accidental quest to boost his happiness quotient without losing his professional drive.

Working his way from local television to the bright lights of network news, Dan had always believed the restless, relentless, impossible-to-satisfy voice in his head was one of his greatest assets. For a while, his strategy worked. Dan anchored national broadcasts; he covered wars. Then he made a series of poor decisions in his personal life that culminated in a televised panic attack in front of an audience of millions.  What happened next was completely unforeseen. Through a bizarre series of events involving a disgraced evangelical pastor, a mysterious self-help guru, and a fateful gift from his wife, Dan discovered something that helped him tame the voice in his head: meditation.

Dan is co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline and also co-anchor for the weekend edition of Good Morning America. Before that, he was the anchor of the Sunday edition of World News. He regularly contributes stories on ABC for such shows as 20/20, World News with Diane Sawyer, and GMA. He has reported from all over the planet, covering wars in Afghanistan, Israel/Palestine, and Iraq; and produced investigative reports in Haiti, Cambodia, and the Congo. Dan has been at ABC News for 13 years, receiving Murrow and Emmy awards for his reporting.


They appeared to be the blissful Beardsleys, the happily blended family – eight of Helen North’s, 10 of Frank Beardsley’s, and two children from their union. A family so famous in America that Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda played the parents in a movie – Yours Mine and Ours – that was the fourth highest grossing movie of 1968 and the Golden Globe winner. But, according to Tom North, Helen’s second eldest son, they were anything but blissful.

In his book, True North – The Shocking Truth About “Yours, Mine and Ours” Tom reveals how he survived the ordeal of living with a horrifyingly abusive stepfather that drove him to depression and drugs and deprived him of his self-worth, and a mother who protected the image of the “perfect” family at all costs. Tom shares his account of how he rose to success against all odds, and explains how he found the peace that saved his life. He discusses the emotional toll that childhood trauma can have upon us, and how self-awareness and forgiveness can lead to healing.

Today, Tom is a writer and motivational speaker. He works to raise awareness about of domestic violence and child abuse.


Twenty-five years ago, on July 19, 1989, the passengers of Flight 232 were having a normal flight when one of the pilots  announced that they had lost an engine but would still be able to continue on to Chicago with the two remaining engines. Forty-four minutes later, the plane crashed onto a runway in Sioux City, Iowa, breaking into pieces and bursting into flames as it slid into an adjacent cornfield. Laurence Gonzales investigated the story and interviewed air traffic controllers, rescue workers, survivors and the pilots; he wrote the book Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival. Laurence discusses the events of that flight and shares stories of heroism and triumph in the face of death, which demonstrate the power of the human spirit. Laurence is also the author of Surviving Survival and the bestseller Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why.


Rebecca Musser was born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church), an extreme, isolated, polygamist sect that had splintered off from the Mormon faith. At age 19, she was forced into a polygamous marriage to the church’s prophet, a man more than four times her age. After her husband died and Warren Jeffs, the new prophet, tried to force her to remarry, Rebecca escaped.

Beginning a brand-new life in a strange world of gentiles, freedom, debit cards and French fries, Rebecca yearned to save her little sisters from becoming child brides.  She forged a relationship with law enforcement and became instrumental in deciphering mountains of evidence of child molestation and bigamy found on the FLDS Yearning for Zion Ranch, as well as becoming a vital witness for the state of Texas in over 20 criminal convictions.

Rebecca is a national speaker, advocate for victims of human trafficking, and the author of The Witness Wore Red. She is the founder of ClaimRED, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing dignity, hope and healing to victims of human trafficking. She continues to speak out for the oppressed, to educate communities on the plight of millions in bondage, and to inspire individuals and organizations as to the power of one person to change the world.


How do you cope when facing family conflict, faltering relationships, old trauma, life-threatening illness, obsessive thinking, and inevitable loss? If you’re like most people, chances are you react with fear and confusion, falling back on timeworn strategies: anger, self-judgment, striving and addictive behaviors. Though these old, conditioned attempts to control our life may offer a quick fix, they ultimately leave us feeling isolated, unsatisfied, sad, fearful, and confused.

According to Panache Desai, there is another way. Panache — a contemporary thought leader who has appeared on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey — calls on us to harness the power of our authentic selves. It is through acceptance of ourselves and recognition of our unique soul signature, he says, that we can surmount life’s challenges and live a life of meaning. Panache provides  a spiritual roadmap to confront negative emotions and reactions, and most importantly, a way to unlock our sense of self-worth, well-being, and purpose: our unique soul signature.

Panache was featured on OWN’s Soul 2 Soul: Asking Life’s Big Questions. A highly sought-after speaker, Desai is on the faculty of the Omega Institute and the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. He has taught at the Celebrate Your Life and Healing with the Masters series and has addressed the United Nations Enlightenment Society. He was a speaker at The Third Metric Conferences hosted by Arianna Huffington and Mika Brzezinski.


Dr. Joe Dispenza explores the history, the science, and the practical applications of the so-called placebo effect. He combines the latest research in neuroscience, biology, psychology, hypnosis, behavioral conditioning, and quantum physics to demystify the workings of the placebo effect and show how the seemingly impossible can become possible. Citing many amazing individual cases studies, Dr. Joe teaches how to personally use “the expectation of a particular outcome” to alter your internal states-as well as external reality-solely through the action of your mind. He explains how to change old beliefs and perceptions into new ones.

Dr. Joe is the author of the bestselling books Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One, and Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind. One of the scientists, researchers, and teachers featured in the award-winning film What the BLEEP Do We Know!?. Dr. Joe has lectured on six continents, educating people about the functions of the human brain. He has taught thousands how to reprogram their thinking through scientifically proven neurophysiological principles.


There’s a time when every crisis can become transformation; when simply surviving can become joyous thriving. In our lives that time is the turning point. We live in a time of extremes. This means that our lives are changing in ways we’ve never seen in the past, and they’re changing faster than we’ve been prepared to deal with. The good news is that nature gives us the key to turn the frightening tipping points of such extremes into life-affirming turning points of transformation.

Gregg Braden, merges his expertise in leading-edge science with present-day realities to answer the questions: What’s causing the extremes in our world? What do the global trends mean in our personal lives? How do we make everyday life better for us and our families?Gregg uniquely identifies the facts underlying the crises of personal, as well as global, change, and describes new scientific discoveries that hold the key to turning global crises into personal transformation.  He also reveals simple strategies of resilient thinking for our finances and lifestyles, and for resilient living for our families and communities as we navigate the greatest shift in power, wealth, and resources in the modern world.

Gregg  is a New York Times best-selling author whose work has led to cutting- edge books such as The God Code, The Divine Matrix, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief, and Fractal Time.



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