Rank #1: Radio Enso Past Favorites: a re-broadcast of RE's 100th Episode Retrospective
Join me Monday, July 21st at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso as we dip back into the RE Archives. We'll be re-airing a VERY special episode that premiered in October 2013 : Radio Enso's 100th Episode! In this "Best of Radio Enso" retrospective, you'll hear some of my favorite nuggets of wisdom and inspiration from past guests, including: • Brene Brown on Daring Greatly, vulnerability, and the importance of being "uncool." • Jonathan Fields on Uncertainty, fear, and how those hold us back from doing great things. • Nancy Duarte on how to resonate with an audience and the Hero's Journey. • Susan Piver on meditation (the #1 tool used by my guests to live a more conscious life), its benefits and misconceptions. • Chris Brogan on the Human Business Way, telling bigger stories, and Buddhism. • Danielle LaPorte on Desires, letting go of goals, and achieving liberation in business and life. • Chris Guillebeau, whose work inspired Radio Enso, on the importance of leaving a legacy. To hear additional episodes or learn more about the show, visit our website at www.radioenso.com.
Rank #2: Radio Enso #135 with writer, yogi, and activist Jessica Glendinning- Rebel Yogi
Join me on Monday, August 11th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso when I welcome writer, yogi, activist, and musician Jessica Glendinning from Rebel Yogi. She joins me to discuss yoga changing the world, sustainability and burnout among world changers, making a positive impact, interconnectivity, and much more! About Jessica: I am a writer, a yogi, a rebel. Along my path, this has looked like being a communications assistant at an environmental law firm, the founder of a volunteer-based startup, or the executive director of a small environmental nonprofit. Ultimately, I’m just trying to help people live their lives and run their businesses while also being good stewards. I care deeply about our planet and the people on it, and in the long run my work is about saving them both. In my personal explorations of world-changing and environmentalism, I have felt the frustration of the fight – both against external forces as well as the infighting that so often detracts from positive change – and believe in the day when enough people will come to the realization that our planet is an intricately woven web of environment, health, agriculture, water, social justice… and that we are all connected. Throughout my journeying, I have always felt that something was missing, that there had to be a better way of looking at the world, and a more sustainable method for caring for both ourselves and our mother earth. I spent many years approaching this from an activist’s perspective, on the front lines of the fight, burning intensely and wondering if there was an end in sight. Then, five years ago, I found my way on to my yoga mat for the first time. For more info, visit http://www.rebel-yogi.com.
Rank #3: Radio Enso Past Favorites with Tess Vigeland on Figuring Out Act Four
Join me Monday, July 14th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso as we dip into the RE Archives. We'll be re-airing a great chat I had back in August 2013 with veteran radio host and journalist Tess Vigeland. Tess wowed the crowd at WDS in Portland, Oregon last summer with her keynote speech "What the Hell Are You Doing?! A Serious Stare Down the Barrel of an Ordinary Life", her vulnerable and real-life tale of giving up a sure thing for the chance to pursue a dream! We learned more about Tess' journey, what happened immediately after her speech, and how her brave talk about "figuring out Act Four" has already inspired so many! About: Tess Vigeland is a veteran journalist, and a well-known voice to millions of American radio listeners. She is the CEO of Tess Vigeland Productions, a Los Angeles-based multi-media company. She is currently writing her first book, about career transition, under contract with Random House. Until November 2012, Vigeland was the host of Marketplace Money, a weekly personal finance program that looks at why we do what we do with our money. She and her guests took calls from listeners to answer their most vexing money management questions, and helped explain what the latest business and financial news means to our wallets and bank accounts. Vigeland traveled the country for live stage shows of Marketplace and Marketplace Money. For her outstanding achievements in journalism, Vigeland has earned numerous awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. She is a contributor to The New York Times and a volunteer fundraiser for the Pasadena Animal League and Pasadena Humane Society. For more info, visit: http://tessvigeland.com.
Rank #4: Radio Enso #136 w/Jonathan Ronzio of Between The Peaks -adventure with an impact
Join me on Monday, August 18th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso when I welcome avid mountaineer, snowboarder, environmentalist, and adventurist Jonathan Ronzio- the team leader, director, and creative visionary behind Between The Peaks, a new documentary film debuting this Fall "where what matters more than the peaks you climb is the difference you make along the way"! About Between The Peaks: The only thing better than climbing two of the world’s tallest mountains is the journey between them. In 2013 three friends (Jonathan Ronzio, Ethan Lee, and Ryan Sarka) set out to climb the “roof of the Americas” …also known as Mt. Aconcagua, in Argentina. They would then travel north to Alaska’s Denali, and on that 18,000 mile journey volunteer with environmental or humanitarian causes in every country they passed through. Not everything went to plan, but that was all part of the adventure. Between the Peaks is the exciting adventure of three friends, where the only thing better than summiting two of the worlds tallest mountains is the journey that lies between them. "Get out there and reach for your dreams, but make a difference along the way." About Jonathan Ronzio: an avid mountaineer, snowboarder, environmentalist, and overall adventurist. Jonathan is the team leader, director, and creative visionary behind Between The Peaks. For more information about Between the Peaks, visit www.betweenthepeaks.com.
Rank #5: Radio Enso #134 with serial crafter and blogger Elise Blaha Cripe "I Make Stuff"
Radio Enso is back with all new episodes beginning Monday, August 4th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern when I welcome serial crafter, blogger, and maker Elise Blaha Cripe. She joins me to discuss discuss like as a maker and a creative. Her speech at #wds2014 was a favorite of many attendees for her message that each of us can and should take our passions and turn them into income. Elise will share tips for how she’s done just that as well as her own life journey and what she’s got on tap, project-wise! About Elise Blaha Cripe: My name is Elise. I live in San Diego, California with my husband Paul and baby girl, Ellerie. I have been blogging since Christmas day 2005. And I started a blog for the same reason everyone does... I thought I had something interesting to say. Over seven years later and I am still typing away. For better or worse, this makes blogging my longest running hobby ever. And it's the one I would most like to keep. Amidst the falling in love, deciding to make a lasting commitment bits and cross-country military moves, I kept blogging. And kept crafting. Soon my blog and my shop became a business that allowed me to forsake all other day jobs and just do this.And "this" is a bunch of little stuff. I sell rubber stamps & books. I teach workshops. I was honored and thrilled to design the Seafoam kit for Project Life. But really, my focus is on this blog. I work really hard to develop original, creative and honest content. For more information, visit http://www.eliseblaha.typepad.com.
Rank #6: Radio Enso Past Favorites with Pamela Slim on your lifetime Body of Work
One final week of Summer Break on Radio Enso, BUT join me Monday, July 28th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern as we dip into the RE Archives. We'll be re-airing a great chat I had back in December 2013 with award-winning author, speaker, and business coach Pamela Slim. Pam joined us for a conversation on navigating the new world of work and her book Body of Work. About: Pamela Slim spent the first 10 years of her solo practice as a consultant to large corporations such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems. In 2005, she started the Escape from Cubicle Nation blog, one of the top career and business sites on the web. She has coached thousands of budding entrepreneurs, in businesses ranging from martial art studios to software start ups. Slim is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and more. She is a proud suburban mom in Mesa, AZ and has a black belt in Mixed Martial Arts. She is the author of the award winning book Escape from Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur. About Body of Work: These days it’s increasingly rare to have a stable career in any field. More and more of us are blending big company jobs, startup gigs, freelance work, and volunteer side projects. We take chances to expand our knowledge, capabilities, and experience. But how do we make sense of that kind of career—and explain it? Pam gives us the tools to have meaningful careers in this new world of work. She shows how to find the connections among diverse accomplishments, sell your story, and continually reinvent and relaunch your body of work.
Rank #7: Radio Enso #133- Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott from Uncornered Market return!
Join me Monday, July 7th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso when I welcome the return of two of my favorite past guests, Daniel Noll and Audrey Scott, the husband-and-wife storytelling team from Uncornered Market! They join me to discuss travel as a tool for personal development, their recent trip to Ethiopia and East Africa, and MUCH more! About: Twelve years ago we left San Francisco with six suitcases, a one-way ticket to Prague, Czech Republic and no jobs. Everyone asked, “Are you crazy?” Five years later, we did it again. We quit our traditional office jobs in Prague, sold everything, packed our life into backpacks and set off with a one-way ticket to Bangkok, Thailand. Our sights were set not on a particular city this time, but on the rest of the world. Our family and friends really thought we had lost it. Not at all. This was us wanting to live deliberately and not asking What if? with regret later in life. What was meant to be a 12-18 month creative sabbatical turned into seven years (and still going) of exploring and sharing stories from this big, beautiful world of ours through our blog and social media channels. Our goal at Uncornered Market is not just to inspire, but to help others build a story-filled life, whether that may take them around the block…or around the world. You might find us on a grimy, overnight chicken bus in rural India one day and sharing the story on stage the next day. We have been described as adventurers, professionals, and most recently, as travelers and storytellers. For more information, visit http://uncorneredmarket.com.
Rank #8: Radio Enso #132 with author and web pioneer Debbie Weil on Gap Year After Sixty
Join me Monday, June 30th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be author, book coach, publisher, and Web pioneer Debbie Weil. Debbie joins me to discuss reinventing yourself at any age, her talk at WDS in Portland last summer, and her site Gap Year After Sixty, where she and her husband Sam Harrington are chronicling “what it means to take a Gap Year at age 62 – forty years after we were supposed to take time out before starting real life”. About: Debbie Weil is an international speaker, marketing strategist and Web pioneer. She is the founder and CEO of Voxie Media - Big Ideas. Short Books™ - a boutique publishing company that offers writing programs and publishing services for visionary business authors. She was named one of the Most Influential Women in Technology by Fast Company and a D.C. Top 100 Tech Titan by Washingtonian Magazine. She is the author of The Corporate Blogging Book, one of the first and most definitive books about business blogging. Prior to founding Voxie Media, Debbie worked with Fortune 500 clients including GlaxoSmithKline and HP on content marketing and social media marketing. For more information, visit http://voxiemedia.com or http://gapyearaftersixty.com/.
Rank #9: Radio Enso #131 with Milo McLaughlin of Clear-Minded Creative
Join me Monday, June 23rd at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be Milo McLaughlin, a copywriter, multimedia content producer and creative coach based in Edinburgh Scotland. He is the founder of Clear-Minded Creative, which provides inspiration, support, and practical advice to help talented people forge a new path in life. Milo joins me to discuss creativity, productivity, his Clear-Minded Chronicles Micro-Podcast, and much more! About: Hi, I’m Milo. I’m 36 years old and I live in Edinburgh, Scotland with my wife Mel and our cat Millie. Clear-Minded Creative is about the more personal side of being a professional creative in the digital age. Over the years I’ve tried my hand at a variety of creative mediums, with equally varied results – including making comics, writing fiction, acting, recording and performing original music, as well as arts journalism and other non-fiction writing. I’m currently making a living as a full-time freelance copywriter, web editor and content strategist for small businesses and non-profit organisations. In addition I do a number of hourly ‘Artist Advisory Service’ calls where I help talented people focus on their creative work and I’ve done several workshops and talks about digital media and creativity. I believe creative people can make a living doing work they enjoy. I’ve been self-employed for over 2 years but I am still finding my feet – experimenting with what kind of work I enjoy most and what habits and routines best enable me to get that work done to the best of my ability. For more information, visit: http://www.clearmindedcreative.com.
Rank #10: Radio Enso #130 with Angela Artemis of Powered by Intuition
Join me Monday, June 16th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be best-selling author, internationally-recognized intuition expert, astrologer, and coach Angela Artemis of Powered by Intuition. Angela teaches people how to “speak intuition” to increase success, boost business, and make the right career moves. She joins me to discuss all things intuition, her book The Intuition Principle: How to Attract the Life You Dream Of, and much more! About Angela: I’m an astrologer, clairvoyant, and medium from the New York area. I’m also a financial salesperson with 25 year background in financial planning, private banking, real estate finance and commercial lending. My ability to navigate a demanding finance career while developing spiritually and psychically have given me a reputation as a very grounded and practical intuitive coach and medium. My approach to metaphysics is that it isn’t anything supernatural, but an area of our experience that science has yet to validate, but will in the near future. You had no qualms about your intuitive abilities when you were a child – it’s only as you grew into adulthood that you allowed society to convince you otherwise. Come back to the place where receiving information intuitively was natural and open up to your fullest potential! For more information about Angela, visit www.poweredbyintuition.com.
Rank #11: Radio Enso #129 with Karen Maezen Miller: Lessons from Zen Garden
Join me Monday, June 9th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be Zen Buddhist priest, meditation teacher, wife, and mother Karen Maezen Miller, who joins us to talk about her brand new book, Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden. "Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller is known for helping her readers and students understand that the contentment they think of as “out there” is actually here and now. When she and her family land in a house in California with a hundred-year-old Japanese garden, she uses the paradise in her backyard to glean the living wisdom of our natural world. Miller’s recounting of the rocky path she and her husband navigated in their new home demonstrates how fear, anxiety, and doubt can blind us." About Karen: I’m a wife and mother as well as a Zen Buddhist priest at the Hazy Moon Zen Center in Los Angeles. I write about spirituality in everyday life. My latest book is Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden. I also wrote Hand Wash Cold: Care Instructions for an Ordinary Life and Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood. My writing is also included in several anthologies. My middle name is pronounced “May-zen” and it is my dharma name, or Buddhist name. I’m happy to speak to community groups, schools, churches or conferences – any group that wants to be transported to a realm of calm assurance and infinite patience in 90 minutes or less. I also lead retreats around the country. For more information, visit: karenmaezenmiller.com.
Rank #12: Radio Enso #126 with Bhava Ram- Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life
Join me Monday, May 19th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be Bhava Ram, a former NBC war correspondent (Brad Willis) who overcame a broken back and stage four cancer through Yoga and Mind/Body/Spirit medicine. The founder of Deep Yoga, based in San Diego, he teaches workshops and leads retreats throughout the US and India. He’ll join us to talk about his new book Warrior Pose: How Yoga (Literally) Saved My Life and much more! About: Bhava Ram is a former network news war correspondent whose career was abruptly ended due to a broken back and failed surgery. Declared permanently disabled, he was heavily medicated and confined to a body brace. Years later came a diagnosis of stage four cancer and the medical prognosis that survival was not possible. On the brink of death, Ram left western medicine, detoxified from all medications and found mind/body medicine. Through the sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda, Ram healed himself and now devotes his life to helping others reclaim their inherent power to achieve profound self-healing, overcome life’s greatest challenges, find their authentic voices, and manifest their fullest potential. As a result of his devotion to sharing the miracle of self-healing, Bhava founded Deep Yoga and The Deep Yoga School of Healing Arts with his wife, Laura Plumb. Through their Mastery of Life Programs, home-based at Ginseng Yoga Studio in San Diego, they train Yoga Teachers, Ayurvedic Therapists and Vedic Healers, plus lead inspirational workshops and retreats worldwide and see private clients for wellness counseling. He offers keynote speeches at major medical & executive conferences and does extensive executive coaching. For more info, visit: http://www.bhavaram.com/index.html.
Rank #13: Radio Enso #125 with Bridget Pilloud of Intuitive Bridge
Join me Monday, May 12th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso when we welcome the return of Bridget Pilloud of Intuitive Bridge, the place for transformational, strategy-driven explorations about intuition and the human condition! Bridget was one of my favorite interviews in the early days of Radio Enso and I’m excited to have her back to talk about intuition, her work as a Professional Intuitive, and much more! About Bridget: Since 2006, Bridget Pilloud has been an intuitive consultant. She writes, speaks and teaches about intuition and the human experience. She started The Intuitive Bridge in 2009. With a world-wide clientele, Bridget applies intuition and critical thinking to the issues and opportunities that her clients face. She empowers people to use their authentic gifts to enact positive changes in their personal and professional lives. Bridget lives in a mid-century modern house with her partner, three children, two dogs, two cats and three chickens. She loves to sail with her family, knit, cook and ride her beautiful 1987 Specialized Hard Rock bicycle around Portland, Oregon. "There’s wisdom and intuition. And then there’s Bridget. Bridget has a gift that transcends expectations. Her insight has consistently lit my path during personal power outages and her kindness and humor have taught me that there are healers in this world that know how to humanize their talents." -Liz Scherer For more information about Intuitive Bridge, visit: http://www.intuitivebridge.com.
Rank #14: Radio Enso Past Favorites with Danielle LaPorte on The Desire Map and more!
Join me Monday, May 5th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso as we dip into the RE Archives. We'll be re-airing a great chat I had back in April 2013 with author, inspirational speaker, and business strategist Danielle LaPorte. We talk about her book The Desire Map, along with The Fire Starter Sessions, her life journey, and MUCH more! About: Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Danielle LaPorte is the outspoken creator of The Desire Map, author of The Fire Starter Sessions (Random House/Crown), and co-creator of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan, and soon-to-be publisher of Danielle Magazine, launching this September. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she writes weekly at DanielleLaPorte.com, where over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice — a site that’s been deemed “the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality”, and was named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes. Danielle has been featured in Elle, Body + Soul, Vogue Australia, Better Homes & Gardens, Globe & Mail, The National Post, The Huffington Post, Entertainment Tonight, USAToday and BusinessWeek.com. She was a news show commentator for CBC, and is a former director of a Washington-DC think tank, where she managed a team of analysts studying global trends for the likes of the Pentagon and the World Bank. For more info, visit http://www.daniellelaporte.com/.
Rank #15: Radio Enso #123: Vironika Tugaleva on The Love Mindset, Healing, and Happiness
Join me Monday, April 21st at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be people lover, inspirational speaker, reformed cynic, and bestselling author Vironika Tugaleva. We’ll discuss her work helping people who suffer from mental distress heal themselves and discover their inner strength, plus her new book The Love Mindset: An Unconventional Guide to Healing and Happiness! About: Vironika Tugaleva is a teacher and lifelong learner of the human mind and the nature of change, healing, and happiness. Her journey into the depths of human nature did not come from any university, organization, church, or school of thought. Her wisdom flowered out of her recovery from a decade-long struggle with addiction, eating disorders, and profound self-hatred. For years, Vironika was cynical, self-destructive, and always wary of trusting people too much. With the same fiery passion that she now uses to spread love in the world, she ran herself down to a mental breakdown at the age of 23. She faced a choice: change or die. She chose to change and, from that day forward, Vironika embarked on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and epiphany. She healed herself and now she helps heal others. She says, “I just want to be the light I wish I’d had in my times of darkness.” On this journey that continues every single day, Vironika has found herself in many new places with new people hungry for her message and her understanding. Whether she’s speaking on a stage or coaching one-on-one, she uses her youthful energy and down-to-earth wisdom to help people radically transform their relationships with themselves, each other, and life itself.
Rank #16: Radio Enso #122 with Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend on doing work you love
Join me Monday, April 14th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be Scott Dinsmore, the founder and Chief Experimenter at Live Your Legend. We’ll talk to Scott about his work helping people change the world by doing work they love. About: I’m Scott Dinsmore, founder and Chief Experimenter at LiveYourLegend. I’m a 31-year-old entrepreneur, coach, ultra-runner and travel photographer obsessed with adventure, life experiments and learning. I also have a small problem listening to authority. And if we’re talking technical jargon, perhaps you could call me a Career Change Strategist. But I prefer Explorer, Adventurer or Experimenter… I’m on a mission to change the world by helping people find what excites them and build a career around the work only they are capable of doing. Ten years ago, a demoralizing experience at a Fortune 500 job launched me on a quest to understand why 80% of adults hate the work they do, and more importantly, to identify what the other 20% were doing differently. My research led to experiences with thousands of employees and entrepreneurs from 158 countries. I distilled the results down to our Passionate Work Framework – three surprisingly simple practices for finding and doing work you love, and they all happen to be completely within our control. You can see the full framework by watching my TEDx talk on How to Find and Do Work You Love. Now I help people discover passion and purpose, explore their dreams and do work they love – all by surrounding themselves with the people who make it possible. For more about Scott and Live Your Legend, visit http://liveyourlegend.net/.
Rank #17: Radio Enso #121 with men's coach Mike Hrostoski on The Conference For Men
Join me Monday, April 7th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be men’s coach Mike Hrostoski, who joins me to discuss The Conference For Men, which takes place in San Diego on April 25-27, 2014. About The Conference For Men: Most men have crippling troubles around sex, money, and motivation that they never get fixed in their lifetime, driving them into deep depression and suffering in silence and seclusion. In three days, conquer your anxieties around women, wealth, and emotional well-being, while uniting with a community of brothers committed to creating a life on your own terms. Since October, I’ve been working with my core team on creating the ultimate conference experience for men. The only conference that focuses directly on men’s core issues. A conference that prioritizes your transformation over information. About Mike: Mike Hrostoski, The Men’s Coach, helps high performing men master their relationships with their women and their work. And he’s on a mission to make the world a better place one man at a time. After the sudden passing of his mother, Mike left a lucrative career in human resources and took a full year off to do things that filled him with joy. After spending 2012 doing hundreds of hours of pro-bono coaching and traveling 12,000 miles across the United States doing volunteer work on a summer volunteer road trip, he launched his coaching business and operates it from all over the world. He’s been a digital nomad since February 2012 and has spent the past two years traveling and working across three continents, over a dozen countries and dozens of cities.
Rank #18: Radio Enso #118 with Samantha Bennett on her new book Get It Done
Join me Monday, March 3rd at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be writer, actor, teacher, creativity/productivity specialist Samantha Bennett, who joins me to to discuss her new book GET IT DONE: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes a Day. In our hour-long, in-depth chat, we’ll talk about: How to override the “getting ready to get ready” syndromeThe superiority of “could-do” lists over dictatorial “to-do” listsDetermining which of your 37 projects to tackle firstThe top three things to do to get past perfectionismThe tools you need in your creativity toolkitBuilding a daily creativity habit into a busy 24/7 world About Get It Done: You say it, your audience says it. Everyone says it: if I only had more XXX or YYY, I could…get this project completed …or make more money…start my business…write a novel…record a song… But instead of focusing on the project, creative types procrastinate. They organize the sock drawer or polish the silverware. Again. Creative people tend to see the world a little differently than everyone else. But that doesn’t mean they can’t zero in on their goals, get focused, get organized, and not only accomplish what they want to achieve but earn money doing it. In GET IT DONE, a beloved teacher and successful writer, actor, and comedian helps your audience get a handle on their own particular — even peculiar — creative process and harness their energies in positive, productive, and income-generating ideas.
Rank #19: Radio Enso #116 with author, teacher, and speaker Patti Digh
Join me Monday, February 17th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be author, teacher, and speaker Patti Digh. Patti is the author of the bestsellers Life is a Verb and Creative is a Verb. She travels the world teaching others about mindfulness: to live fully, love well, let go deeply, and make a difference. We'll talk about her new book The Geography of Loss and much more! About: Patti Digh is a Southern-born master storyteller whose stories are full of humor, poignancy, surprise, pain, and knowing. Life Is a Verb: 37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally, was one of five finalists for the prestigious Books for a Better Life award and a nominee for a Book of the Year award from the Southern Independent Booksellers Association. Her award-winning blog on which it was based, 37days.com, brings together readers from ages 12 through 95 across the globe. About The Geography of Loss: This extraordinary book is borne of loss: the loss of love, of certainty and assuredness, of knowing where we are or who we are, of beauty and youth, of health, of life itself, of privacy, and of roles and of knowing. When someone or something we love leaves us, we suddenly walk alone into new territory without them. We become strangers in new lands, places where the landscape is unalterably changed, where the center of gravity has somehow faltered and become weak, making us feel as if we might fall off the surface of the earth. Sometimes, that moment of loss defines the rest of our lives, becoming a center to our compass forever. This unique book is a guidebook, a map for living through and into change and impermanence, to moving on anew.
Rank #20: Radio Enso #109 with Heather Thorkelson from Republic of Freedom
Join me Monday, December 16th at 6 p.m. Pacific/9 Eastern on Radio Enso. My guest will be small business strategist and professional adventurer Heather Thorkelson from Republic of Freedom: a place for entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial-minded to find practical resources, like-minded souls, and reminders that we have no reason not to live as we dream. Heather joins me to talk about her life, work, and recent trips to Antarctica. About: I’m not one to hang around and let people play small by hiding behind the stories they tell themselves. You are already free. I just help you get past the B.S. so that you can see that for yourself. I’ve traveled to every continent on earth, rocked (and then bucked) the corporate system, and I’m currently helping people break free from mediocrity as a Professional Co-Active Life Coach. I’ve taught English in Japan, managed private school staff members in Mexico, toured in a band as a north Indian classical musician, swooped into South Africa to bring social media savvy to a non-profit that helps HIV+ mothers give birth to HIV- babies, and launched a duo of online jewelry & handbag shops. I’ve enjoyed a corporate paycheck with all the benefits and I’ve been flatter-than-flat broke. I’ve lived in first-world luxury and I’ve experienced third-world poverty. I’ve worked for socially-conscious companies and ethically corrupt institutions. My planet-trotting perspective has taught me that the world doesn’t revolve around me — but that happiness & success are mine to define. It’s an honor to help my clients flip their own reboot switches, and start charting lives + careers they truly, radically LOVE.