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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October 20

Daniel Amen, MD
Change Your Brain

Can you really change your brain? According to Dr. Daniel Amen, you’re not stuck with the brain you’re born with. You can change it and change your life. Dr. Amen is one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He has authored or coauthored 70 professional articles and more than 30 books, including the New York Times bestseller Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. Dr Amen has appeared on numerous television shows including Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, The Doctors, and The View. He was a consultant for the movie Concussion, starring Will Smith, and he appeared on the Emmy-winning show, The Truth About Drinking.

October 27

Susan Piver
Truths of Love

The world is full of people with broken hearts, broken spirits, and broken relationships. The pain of a broken relationship is very real, and the grief may feel debilitating. Why is it so difficult to make relationships work? New York Times bestselling author and mindfulness expert, Susan Piver, applies classic Buddhist wisdom to modern romance to show that ancient philosophies have timeless—and unexpected—wisdom on how to love. Susan teaches strategies to connect more deeply with others. Susan’s work has been featured on the Oprah show, Today, CNN, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money, and others.

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, including the March on Washington. Sharon is the author of numerous children’s books honoring her father’s accomplishments and legacy. She is an educational consultant for Major League Baseball and currently serves as vice chairman of the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Sharon 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. For his book Malibu Burning: The Real Story Behind LA’s Most Devastating Wild Fire, Robert interviewed government officials as well as many well-known people whose lives were affected including Bob Dylan, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Kevin Dillon, Matt Dillon, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, among others. 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.

November 17

Christian Conte, PhD
Walking Through Anger

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, meaning. David is the world’s foremost 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 beyond the stages of grief that can transform grief into a more peaceful and hopeful experience. David is the author of five bestselling books. His 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.