Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought you looked too fat or too thin? Does the way you feel in your body ever feel frustrating or even intolerable? This month Gangaji is joined by author Geneen Roth. She is known to millions by her New York Times #1 Bestseller Women, Food and God. Together they get at the root of this sometimes painful relationship we have between our self-worth, what we look like and our relationship with food.
Cuddle: A Documentary: Why Nurturing Touch Matters
Join Edie Weinstein and Jason O’Brien as they dive into the puppy pile and explore the importance of safe, nurturing, non-sexual touch as a means of healing emotional wounds, meeting skin hunger and strengthening relationships.
Jason O’Brien, founder of Fast Lane Productions, is an award winning film producer, director, writer and editor, and has had a life- long love of movies after seeing the first Star Wars film. He has created numerous short films and award winning movies, including the recently released Cuddle: A Documentary
Change Your World: The New Awakening
Join Edie Weinstein and Eric Allen, a life- long learner, inspired author and teacher who believes that to change the world around us, we need to change the world within us, by becoming aware of the power of our thoughts; challenging those that hold us back from a fulfilling life.
Eric Allen is a spiritual mentor, inspirational speaker, and author of two best-selling books ‘The New Way’ and ‘The New Awakening, as well as master martial artist with over 45 yrs. Experience.
Fathers, Food & Memoir: How-to Write Food Memoir
Fathers, Food & Memoir with Dawn Lerman & Crystal-lee Quibell discusses how to write a memoir that includes recipes and family memories. Dawn also shares how she began writing for the New York Times as a food columnist & secured her literary agent.
Dawn Lerman is the author of My Fat Dad. A certified nutrition expert and contributor to the New York Times Well Blog, as well as the founder of the Magnificent Mommies, a company specializing in personal, corporate and school-based education.
Join Edie Weinstein and Annabella Wood, a Unified Physics musing, award winning singer songwriter, handywoman, Truck Driving Mama, as she takes listeners on a road trip through the connected Universe in which we are all One.
Annabella Wood is a singer-songwriter, truck driver, handywoman, coach, interfaith minister and teacher of The Work of Byron Katie. In college, she was told that her belief in Spirit precluded her from becoming a serious scientist. She proved them wrong.
Unexpected Detours, Walking A Spiritual Path
Powerfully expressed author Charles Bynum joins Edie Weinstein and explores what to do when life takes unexpected turns and we need to use all of our internal and external resources and supports to traverse a healthier path. His took him to exceedingly dark places and back out into the light.
Charles Bynum is a philosopher, public speaker and author of The Other Side of Hell and Sophos. He volunteers at the local military base helping soldiers with PTSD and substance abuse issues and with Teen Court.
Publishing A Cookbook: Food Blogger To Published Author
Publishing a Cookbook with Allison Day and Crystal-Lee Quibell discusses how to write, pitch and publish your cookbook. Using her popular food blog as a growing platform to submit recipes to popular publications, Allison shares how she grew her audience, found her agent and published two vegetarian cookbooks.
Allison Day is the cookbook author of WHOLE BOWLS (Skyhorse Publishing, April 2016) and PURELY PUMPKIN (Skyhorse Publishing, September 2016), creator of the award-winning food blog, Yummy Beet, a food photographer and nutritionist (RHN).
Literary Speaking: Life as A Prolific Writer
Prolific wordsmith and memoirist Crystal-Lee Quibell joins Edie Weinstein and shares her seasoned perspective on the pros and cons of being a professional writer. How can writers get their work out into the world? How can they silence the inner critic who says their work isn’t good enough?
Passionate writer, radio host and book coach, Crystal-Lee helps writers take their stories from ideas to completion, offering the tools they need to make their book publishing dreams come true. Her Vivid Life Radio show is called Literary Speaking.
French Food & Memoir with Elizabeth Bard and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss the delicious details of a writer’s life in France, writing about world travel, food and falling in love. Learn how to write a food memoir by interweaving recipes with personal stories.
Elizabeth Bard is the author of, LUNCH IN PARIS: A Love Story with Recipes a New York Times and international bestseller as well as several other awards. Her new book, PICNIC IN PROVENCE: A Memoir with Recipes, is available now.
Finding Your Narrative Voice: Writing Your Memoir
Finding Your Narrative voice with Zoe Zolbrod and Crystal-Lee Quibell discusses how to find your unique voice as a writer, the difference between writing fiction and memoir and what she’s learned as both a writer and editor for, The Rumpus.
Zoe Zolbrod is the author of the memoir The Telling and the novel Currency. Her essays have appeared in Salon, Stir Journal, The Weeklings, The Manifest Station, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Rumpus, where she is currently the Sunday co-editor.
Ruth Weisberg joins Edie Weinstein as they discuss the idea that for some, electronics are more intimate companions than loved ones. She believes that we should be “heart wired rather than hardwired,” and that we are “seduced by devices,” when we would be better off seduced by other people.
RUTH WEISBERG puts the ‘multi’ in multimedia: She is a radio and TV broadcast personality, the producer and host of a cable TV talk show, “Storytime and Show ‘n Tell with Miss Ruth,” and a voiceover narrator and voiceover instructor.
Breaking the mold. How to live the life of the artist, and live your personal dream.
Aaron and Raquel share how growing up in a regular American home, built an environment to pursue one’s personal dream, respect each other’s life’s decisions, and continue to grow together as a family.
Aaron Landman turned his attention to creating visual art after studying medicine and biology in college. His intriguing, abstract style evokes feelings on a visceral plain. His keen eye for aesthetics and storytelling led him to shoot many commercials and short films before co-founding Media Bird.
Green-light Your Book: Indie Authors Guide To Publishing
Green-light Your Book with Brooke Warner and Crystal-Lee Quibell discusses how to navigate the publishing world as an indie author. How should you approach booksellers, wholesalers and retailers and, promote your work? Learn how to succeed in the new era of book publishing without breaking the bank.
Brooke Warner is the publisher of She Writes Press, a writing coach at Warner coaching, and devoted ally to aspiring writers. Brooke is the author of several titles including How To Sell Your Memoir and, her latest Green-light Your Book.
Re-defining Yourself, Teaching Others How to Make Life- Changing Choices
Ryan Skinner joins Edie Weinstein and discusses his descent into addiction. At the lowest point of his life, was offered a hand up and pays it forward through teaching others how to make life- changing choices, as well as through The Ryan Fund to support orphaned children of addicted parents.
Ryan Skinner is an inspiring writer and speaker, as well as co-owner of Summit Financial Partners who has taken his own harrowing experience and reversed his fortunes and now gives back to others through his charity called The Ryan Fund.
Turning Journals Into Fiction: Crafting Fiction From Truth
Turning Journals Into Fiction with J.R. Thornton and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss how J.R. used his journals to craft his novel Beautiful Country. Based on his time in Beijing as a junior tennis player, they discuss how J.R. handled rejection, honed his writing skills and never gave up.
J.R. Thornton graduated from Harvard in 2014 where he studied History, English and Chinese. He lived in Beijing as a teenager, returning recently to undertake a fellowship at the International Writer’s Center at Beijing Normal University.
Crystal-Lee Quibell is a memoirist, book coach and aspiring author.
Getting in Touch With Touch, The Essential Need for Healthy Touch
Entertaining and engaging relationship and sexuality educator, Marcella Lyles joins Edie Weinstein as they explore the importance of consensual touch that supports overall health and wellness and enhances relationships in all areas of our lives, as well as the negative impact of skin hunger gone unmet.
Marcella Lyles, M.ED is a Business Professional and Sexuality Educator, speaking on Sexual Health, Intimacy, and Relationship Wellness. The founder of The Skin Hunger Project and a Cuddle Party facilitator, she champions the cause of healthy touch.
Healing from the Inside Out, A Proven Detox System for Healing
Dr. Anastasia Chopelas invites Joyce Gerber to describe her proven detox system for healing ailments traditional medicine has been unable to heal even with their harsh chemical and surgical interventions. Her system allows the body to gently recover without violent side effects.
Joyce Gerber is good health’s best kept secret: highly trained with an amazing pedigree in nutrition, herbology, iridology and a variety of therapeutic massage techniques. She uses all these skills to gently reverse even the most stubborn of conditions.
The Secret Language of the Heart, Music as a Path to Healing and Transformation.
Barry and Raquel share how every one of us—the musical and nonmusical alike—can harness the power of music to alleviate specific illnesses, reverse negative mindsets and attitudes, dissolve creative blocks and improve overall health.
Barry Goldstein is a musitarian whose passion is utilizing music, or as he calls it, “The Universal Language of Love as a vehicle for transformation. He has composed and produced music for New York Times best selling authors, hosted several radio shows, written articles and facilitates workshops on utilizing music, sound and vibration in the healing process.
Navigating Book Auctions: An Authors Bidding War Experience
Navigating Book Auctions, Katy Simpson Smith and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss Katy’s experience as a best-selling author going into a book auction, how to navigate the negotiation process and what to expect when more than one publisher is interested in your work.
Katy Simpson Smith is the author of We Have Raised All of You: Motherhood in the South, 1750-1835, and the novels The Story of Land and Sea and Free Men. She lives in New Orleans.
Finding ourselves can take us in many different directions. Jared Rosen began his journey in the 1970s as an artist in New York, went to Peru to study with the shamans, and worked with psychiatric patients in hospital. But it was facing a near-fatal illness and his own mortality that taught him the most.
Jared Rosen has been there and done more than many of us in his search of consciousness: he has been an artist in New York, studied with shamans in Peru, developed his own form of guided imagery, worked with psychiatric patients, and faced his own mortality. He is the author of Drowning In the Light: Memories of the New Age, and co-author of The Flip
There’s Ram Dass saying that goes, if you think you’re enlightened then go spend a week with your family. Family relationships can evoke the most explosive emotions. A certain kind of remark or tone can come from anyone else and mean nothing, but with family, in an instant, we feel like we’re ten years old again. The bonds that began in our earliest memories of childhood have the power to influence how we relate to life in general…who we marry, what we do for a living, where we live. The question is…Can we all just get along? And do we even need to?