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The Journey from Head to Heart

The Journey from Head to Heart

October 17, 2019

The Journey from Head to Heart

Aired Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing the journey we all take from the head to the heart. It is for some the longest, most hair raising, adrenaline pumping journey of resistance, confusion and procrastination. With a sprinkling of denial and out and out plain stubbornness. The degree with which we THINK and pride ourselves with that ability the more we divorce ourselves from our hearts. And yet again for others this journey is of beauty, acceptance and joy as there is a heartfelt surrendering of the need to be in or have control. When there is an inner knowledge and awareness that they are always enough, unconditional love and acceptance of self and others. That there is no competitive just collaboration and joy. I hope you can join us for this session of map finding for an amazing journey from Head to heart.

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2019

World Mental Health Day

Aired Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing the aspects of good mental health it is not simply the absence of diagnosable mental health problems, although good mental health is likely to help protect against development of many such problems.

Good mental health is characterised by a person’s ability to fulfil a number of key functions and activities, including:

~ the ability to learn
~ the ability to feel, express and manage a range of positive and negative emotions
~ the ability to form and maintain good relationships with others
~ the ability to cope with and manage change and uncertainty.

World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Federation for Mental Health, a global mental health organization with members and contacts in more than 150 countries. I hope you can join us.

Spiritual Law - Laws of Creation

Spiritual Law - Laws of Creation

October 3, 2019

Spiritual Laws – Laws of Creation

Aired Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST

Pennie and Matthew will continue to discuss Spiritual Laws this week by exploring the Laws of creation… We all incarnate to experience life in a physical body. Earth is a mystery school, a place where our life lessons are presented to us in the form of situations or particular people. It is the way in which we deal with our life circumstances that determines whether or not we pass our examination. When we respond to all our test with compassion, strength and understanding we become masters.

The aim of everybody who incarnates on Earth is ascension or enlightenment, which is total mastery of all the lessons offered here. This may take many lifetimes for, if we hurt or harm another, we earn karma, which is a debt that must be repaid. Very often our soul will want us to return to the Earth to meet the same people and similar situations in order to experience the challenges again or to complete unresolved issues.

During the show we will be exploring the Laws of Creation which include the Law of Attention, the Law of Flow, the Law of Abundance, the Law of Clarity, the Law of Intention, the Law of Prosperity, the Law of Manifestation and the Law of Success. We are really excited that we will be joined by Jill Pay, Adina Newton, Amy Gower and Adam Weller who all 4 have great knowledge and understanding about universal law.

Acorn to Oak - Spiritual Law

Acorn to Oak - Spiritual Law

September 26, 2019

Acorn to Oak – Spiritual Law

Aired Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing an overview of spiritual law during this show and why it is so important to understand that we all work with the same guidelines and framework in our daily lives. Pennie says “I know that until I realised this in my own life I had no real understanding how and why I felt like I was hitting my head against forces I had no idea existed… when I got to grips with them, my life started to open up and I felt I had a map that could take me anywhere.” We will be discussing the basic laws of life… As above so below. As within, so without. The Law of Request. The Law of Attraction. The Law of Resistance. The Law of Reflection. The Law of Projection. Hope you can join us for this insightful show.

The Love and Light Brigade

The Love and Light Brigade

September 19, 2019

The Love and Light Brigade

Aired Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing a modern-day dilemma… “The Love and Light Brigade” They are the ones who think they know, who think they are spiritual, who think they can become enlightened by imagining figures of light. Well, that is not the whole truth… enlightenment comes when you own, deal with and transform your own shadow. Karl Jung states quite plainly that all it would take to manifest heaven on earth would be for everyone to own their own shadow. This is a provocative, mind bending and inspiration show that talks about and gives helpful hints of how to be a REAL spiritual warrior and what you would find helpful when walking that path.

Anxiety & Depression, Nature or Nurture

Anxiety & Depression, Nature or Nurture

September 12, 2019

Anxiety & Depression, Nature or Nurture

Aired Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing whether Anxiety & Depression are affected by nature or nurture. Depression is one of the most common forms of psychopathology. According to diathesis–stress theories of depression, genetic liability interacts with negative life experiences to cause depression. Traditionally, most studies testing these theories have focused on only one component of the diathesis–stress model: either genetics or environment, but not their interaction. However, because of recent advances in genetics and genomics, researchers have begun using a new design that allows them to test the interaction of genetic and environmental liabilities – the G x E design.

Studies suggest that the neurotransmitter dopamine may play a role in the risk for depression. Early negative interpersonal environments (i.e. rejecting parents) have also been implicated.

The researchers studied 177 male adolescents from a juvenile detention centre in Russia. These participants were ideal candidates for the study because depression rates rise so dramatically during this period in life. The researchers used a structured diagnostic interview to diagnose depression and a questionnaire to assess aspects of maternal parental rearing (i.e. physical punishment, hostility, lack of respect for the child’s point of view, and unjustified criticism in front of others).

The results are fascinating. While neither factor alone predicted depression, the boys with especially rejecting mothers, and a specific form of the dopamine transporter gene were at higher risk for major depression and suicidal ideation.

By the year 2020, anxiety and depression are projected to be the 2nd leading cause of disability worldwide.

How Autism is Effecting the World

How Autism is Effecting the World

September 5, 2019

How Autism is Effecting the World

Aired Thursday, 5 September 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which refers to a broad range of conditions characterised by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centres for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States and UK today.

We know that there is not one autism but many sub-types, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and in some cases, live entirely independently.

Several factors may influence the development of autism and it is often accompanied by sensory sensitivities and medical issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures or sleep disorders, as well as mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and attention issues.

I hope you can join us as we discuss this emotive subject and listen with hope at some of the case histories we will discuss.

Event + Response = Outcome

Event + Response = Outcome

August 29, 2019

Event + Response = Outcome

Aired Thursday, 29 August 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing the basic idea that every outcome you experience in life (whether it is success failure, wealth or poverty, health or illness, intimacy or estrangement, joy or frustration) is the result of how you have responded to an earlier event or events in your life. If you don’t like the outcomes you are currently getting, there are two basic choices you can make. Hope you can join us for the show.

Acorn to Oak - Toxic Parents

Acorn to Oak - Toxic Parents

August 22, 2019

Acorn to Oak – Toxic Parents

Aired Thursday, 22 August 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

After last week’s popular show starting a dialog around the “Inner Child” and in response to the questions and feedback Pennie and Matthew will be discussing the role of “Toxic Parents” and overcoming their hurtful legacy and reclaiming your life.

When you were a child… Did your parents tell you; you were bad or worthless? Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you? Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems? Were you often frightened of your parents? Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret?

Now that you’re an adult… Do your parents still treat you as a child? Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents? Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money? Do you feel that no matter what you do, it’s never good enough for your parents?

Pennie and Matthew will draw on their own experiences, case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength and emotional independence.

Discovering and Healing Your Children Within

Discovering and Healing Your Children Within

August 15, 2019

Discovering and Healing Your Children Within

Aired Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4:00 PM EST / 1:00 PM PST

Pennie and Matthew will be discussing the concept of the inner child and give you a brief background on the development of this concept. We will expand this concept from the idea of one inner child to that of many different children within. We will also discuss Acorn to Oak’s six step formula to help you deal with the pain carried by your inner children.

1. Identifying your pain.

2. Researching your pain.

3. Regressing to your pain.

4. Objectifying and interacting with your pain.

5. Grieving and healing your pain.

6. Re-parenting self from a place of empowerment

Hope you can join us for a life changing and inspirational show that will help you gain knowledge and experiences that will literally change your life experience.