Bald, Fat & Crazy
Having a baby is a monumental, life-altering experience, and so is adopting a child; being diagnosed with cancer comes with its own transformative, emotional and physical entanglements. Now, imagine what it would be like to experience all three at once. Stephanie didn’t have to imagine it, she lived it. Stephanie takes us on a gut-wrenching, tearful, and joy-filled rollercoaster ride from those first days after learning she had breast cancer to her amusing wig shopping spree, the birth of her second child, and the homecoming of her adopted daughter. She is the author of Bald, Fat & Crazy.
Wired for Love
“What the heck is my partner thinking?” is a common question in relationships, and with good reason. Every person is wired for love differently, with different habits, needs, and reactions to conflict. The good news is that most people’s minds work in predictable ways it’s possible to actually neurologically prime the brain for greater love and fewer conflicts. Drawn from neuroscience, attachment theory, and emotion regulation, Stan Tatkin, author of Wired for Love, discusses how and why love lasts. Stan is affiliated with the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine’s department of Family Medicine and has a private practice in Calabasas, CA. He and his wife Tracey founded the PACT Institute.
Deborah Smith Pegues
Forgive, Let Go and Live
Many victims of heinous acts choose to forgive their perpetrator leaving others to wonder if the offender deserved their mercy, and where they got the strength to let go of their anger and desire for revenge. According to Deborah Smith Pegues, author of Forgive, Let Go & Live, there are four secrets to forgiving producers of pain. She discusses how to interact with an offender after the decision to forgive so the negative experience does not sabotage attempts to move forward. Deborah has appeared on television and radio and has been featured in Newsweek and Essence, among other publications.
The Top Five Regrets of the Dying
If today was your last day, would you die with no regrets? Bronnie Ware collected years of insight that focuses on how we, the living, can make the most out of our lives right now. From working less to staying in touch with friends, recognizing the simple wishes of the departing can help you improve the quality of your life and enable you to live more consciously and freely, choosing happiness. Bronnie is the author of the book, The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying.
Nothing Changes Until You Do
Mike Robbins had a life that many little boys dream of. Drafted by the New York Yankees directly out of high school, Mike decided to postpone his professional baseball career until he finished college. After a stint at Stanford, he began life in the minor leagues as a pitcher with the Kansas City Royals organization, where he played until an injury benched him for good. This disappointment changed his life in ways that he could have never imagined. Mike is the author of three books, Focus on the Good Stuff, Be Yourself Everyone Else is Already Taken, and Nothing Changes Until You Do.
James Van Praagh
Adventures of the Soul
According to medium, James Van Praagh, “Because the soul’s true nature is love, if we stray from that motivation, we will never feel at ease. Choices based on fear leave us drifting aimlessly, always in search of our hearts’ desires and never finding them.” James discusses the importance of recognizing and living our true life path. James is a #1 New York Times best-selling author and was the host of his own daytime show. He created and produced, The Ghost Whisperer television show starring Jennifer Love Hewitt.
Stephanie Hosford: Bald, Fat and Crazy
July 19, 2015