The Happy Medium
When Kim Russo was nine years old, discovered she had an amazing gift — she could communicate with the dead. Skeptical, she denied her talent for years. But, as Kim reconciled her ability with her traditional upbringing, she embraced who she is.
Kim is a medium, star of Lifetime Movie Network’s The Haunting Of …., and author of the book, The Happy Medium: Lessons from the Other Side. She discusses her journey, demystifies her work, and helps us learn how to access the energy that is around us. According to Kim, people often fear what they don’t understand.
Girl Walks Out Of A Bar
Lisa Smith was a good girl – a star student – whose hard work and determination took her straight to the top with a job at a New York City law firm. While she was making an impression on the law partners, there was always a cocktail or two with co-workers at the end of the day. Followed by wine. And beer. And then later, cocaine. By the time Lisa admitted herself to rehab, she was consuming an entire bottle of wine and three lines of coke before heading to work in the morning. And she had been living this way for 15 years. Lisa is the author of Girl Walks Out of A Bar, in which she shares her story of recovery.
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.
Kristen 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. Kristen 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.
<William Davis, MD: Wheat Belly
July 31, 2016