It Didn’t Start with You
Mark Wolynn believes that the traumas of our parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents can live in our words, fears, behaviors, and unexplained physical symptoms. According to Mark, this is what scientists are now calling inherited family trauma, or secondary PTSD. Mark is a pioneer in the field, director of the Family Constellation Institute, and creator of the Core Language Approach. He is the author of the book, It Didn’t Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle.
Miracles from Heaven
Albert Einstein said, “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Christy Beam learned that lesson after her 10 year old daughter, Anna, was diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease. Just when the family had lost hope, an accident occurred, which led to miraculous events that baffled medical specialists, restored the family’s faith, and inspired their community and now the world. Christy is the author of the book, Miracles from Heaven, A Little Girl, Her Journey to Heaven, and Her Amazing Story of Healing. The story was made into a major motion picture.
Kristin Neff, PhD
Why are we our own toughest critic? Why do we talk to ourselves in ways that we would never consider speaking to others? According to Dr. Kristin Neff, it’s time to stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind. She provides expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life. Dr. Neff is the author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research and is is currently an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.
9/11 In A New Light
September 11 marks the 15th anniversary of the World Trade Center Attacks. Lisa Luckett lost her husband on that day, leaving her a single mother of three. Lisa survived the unimaginable and learned to face any experience head on, choosing to see the silver lining in all situations. Following the terrorist disaster, Lisa produced a concert called Voices of Inspiration: A Universal Hug, which was held at the Beacon Theater in NYC to thank rescue and recovery workers. Her book, 9/11 Healed Me: Finding the Silver Linings from Traumatic Events will be published in 2017.
Every child who has ever played baseball has dreamed of being the hero of Game 7 of the World Series. Ron Darling had that dream too … and he got to live it. But, as many of us have learned, dreams don’t always turn out as imagined. Ron is the author of the book, Game 7, 1986, Failure and Triumph in the Biggest Game of My Life. He discusses what he experienced that night in Shea Stadium and the lessons he has learned by reflecting on that time when the world was watching. Ron is an Emmy award winning baseball analyst for TBS, the MLB Network, SNY and WPIX TV. He was the starting pitcher for the New York Mets from 1983 to 1991.
Ken Blanchard, PhD
The One Minute Manager
Whether you’re managing a work team, heading up an organization, or being a parent to your child, effective leadership is crucial to achieving your desired outcome. For decades, Dr. Ken Blanchard, has influenced the day to day management of people and companies. His The One Minute Manager, coauthored with Spencer Johnson, has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on bestseller lists today. He has authored or coauthored 60 books, and has recently released, The New One Minute Manager, with updated information reflecting today’s changing world. Dr. Blanchard is the cofounder of The Ken Blanchard Companies, an international management training and consulting firm.
Christy Beam: Miracles from Heaven
August 28, 2016