Welcome to Change Your Attitude … Change Your Life

We provide the tools needed for personal and professional growth, improved health and well-being, and self-empowerment. Created by Joan Herrmann, CYACYL consists of a radio show (Conversations with Joan), magazine, advisory team, events, and more. CYACYL guests and contributors are some of the most inspirational and influential people in the world! It’s our goal to educate and inspire you. Thank you for stopping by, taking time for yourself, and for letting us be a part of your life. Now that you’re here, be sure to listen to past shows on demand, read the digital magazine, check out our team, take part in our book club, and follow us on social media. Remember … knowledge is power! Use this information to live your best life now!



Conversations with Joan Radio Show Airs Sunday Nights at 10 PM on NY’s AM970 The Answer and iHeartRadio

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November 3

Sharon Robinson
Child of the Dream

The name Jackie Robinson is synonymous with breaking down barriers, which he did throughout his life. Sharon Robinson is the daughter of baseball legend and civil rights icon, Jackie Robinson. Growing up, Sharon experienced some of the most important events in history. She is the author of numerous children’s books honoring her father’s accomplishments and legacy. Sharon is an educational consultant for Major League Baseball and currently serves as vice chairman of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. She is the founder of Breaking Barriers, a baseball-themed national character education curriculum that helps empower students to overcome obstacles in their lives.

November 10

Robert Kerbeck
Malibu Burning

In November of 2018, there was a destructive wildfire in California’s Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The LA Times reported that it was clear from the beginning that the Woolsey fire had the potential to be a monster. As the fire approached his community, Robert Kerbeck, along with his wife and son, fought to save their home. He shares his experience and talks about the lessons that he learned. Robert is an award winning actor and writer whose essays and short stories have been adapted to film, theater, and now his first book, Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wild Fire.

November 17

Christian Conte, PhD
Confronting Conflict

Today, more than ever, it seems like people are emotionally charged – on edge ready for conflict. It is so easy to get caught up in that energy. According to Dr. Christian Conte, anger is natural and we’re not wrong or bad for feeling it, but it can lead to acting impulsively, with regrettable consequences. Dr. Conte discusses how we can deal with anger and inflamed emotions.
Dr. Conte is a counselor, a certified domestic violence counselor, and a certified Level V anger management specialist. He was the resident therapist on VH1’s Family Therapy, co-host of USA Network’s The Secret Life of Kids, and co- host of Spike TV’s Coaching Bad with football Hall of Famer, Ray Lewis. He is the author of the book, Walking Through Anger: A New Design for Confronting Conflict in an Emotional Charged World.

November 24

David Kessler
Finding Meaning

Many are familiar with the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Now, according to David Kessler, there is a sixth stage. David is an expert on healing and loss, and author of several books including On Grief and Grieving, which he co-authored with Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. In his new book, Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief, he journeys beyond the classic five stages to discover a sixth stage, meaning. David argues that it’s finding meaning that can transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience. David’s first book, The Needs of the Dying is a #1 best-selling hospice book that received praise from Mother Teresa. David’s work has been featured on CNN, NBC, Fox, PBS, and Dr Oz. He is a contributing writer for Oprah.com, Dr. Oz’s Sharecare.com, and Anderson Cooper 360.

December 1

Michael Gelb
Healing Organizations

Corporations today are viewed as having a focus on profits over people and the environment. But according to Michael Gelb, this approach to capitalism is no longer viable. He believes that we are at a point where businesses must take the lead in being a healing force, and that this approach may make them more profitable because the profits are rooted in human flourishing. Michael is an authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development. He helps organizations around the world develop more creative, innovative, and conscious cultures. He is the co-author of the new book, The healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World.

November 8

Stephen G. Post, PhD
Human Connectedness

According to Dr. Stephen Post, there are no coincidences in this world. He believes that perfectly timed and connected occurrences are guidance from God and proof of humanity’s fundamental oneness, Infinite Mind. He discusses the essential meaning of life and the messages we all may miss unless we begin paying close attention. Dr. Post marries medicine and philosophy to inspire us to deepen our own happiness, health and success by lifting up the people around us. He is the founder of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, and is a frequent contributor to The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine. Dr. Post is the author of the new book, God and Love on Route 80: The Hidden Mystery of Human Connectedness.