Deirdre Hade - The Radiance Tree of Life Journey Meditation

August 15, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Deirdre Hade – The Radiance Tree of Life Journey Meditation

The Tree of Life is a concept and symbol that may be found in almost every ancient culture and faith tradition. In the Jewish tradition, it is called Etz Chaim, literally the Tree of Life. It is the symbol associated with the ancient Jewish tradition of mystical study known as Kabbalah. What may we learn from the Tree of Life and will meditation on its interconnected spheres and pathways enhance our lives and our connection with divine love?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Deirdre Hade, has devoted many years to the study of Kabbalah and its healing and restorative foundations. Deirdre Hade is a mystic, motivational speaker, author, and spiritual teacher to some of the world’s most respected spiritual teachers, including Jack Canfield and Marci Shimoff. Her celebrity clientele include world renowned fashion icon and humanitarian Donna Karan. Dedicated to healing those who have suffered from trauma, pain, and loss, Deirdre founded the non‑profit organization The Foundation for Radiance which has worked closely with the Women’s Prison Association of New York and Nuevo Amanecer (Sister Trinidad Lopez’s program for women rescued from abuse and sexual slavery in East Los Angeles). She designed My Angel Pillow with Kellee White to bring the healing comfort of angels to children in hospitals all across the country.

A keeper of the World Peace Flame and founding member of the Association for Transformational Leaders of Southern California, Deirdre is a member of Jack Canfield’s Transformational Leadership Council, an organization of 150 world leaders in the field of personal transformation (including John Grey and Marianne Williamson). Deirdre’s teachings on the Power of Meditation are featured alongside the writings of other modern-day spiritual luminaries such as Neale Donald Walsch and Don Miguel Ruiz. She has been honored by Dr. Iziz Fuqua and the Circles of Light, receiving the F.L.O.W.E.R. award for her pioneering work in energy healing. She has also been knighted by the Sovereign Order of the Knights Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem for her humanitarian work.

Deirdre’s seminal work on the Kabbalah’s Tree of Life will be recorded with Jack Canfield, the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and released to the public for the first time this fall, 2018. She joins me this week to discuss her work and The Radiance Tree of Life Journey Meditation.

Yvonne Tally - Breaking Up with Busy

August 8, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Yvonne Tally – Breaking Up with Busy

The Greek Philosopher Socrates wrote, “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” Considering this was written in the rather less than hectic period around 425 BC, the busy life of today must be totally barren! The word barren, usually applied to land, means unproductive, unfruitful and a place of stunted growth. Is this a true description of your busy life, especially if you are a woman? Are you one of the estimated 55 million women in today’s world who juggle your career, family and relationship, leaving you feeling like that barren land?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Yvonne Tally, knows that feeling well. As a successful career woman, it was Yvonne’s own struggles with life balance that landed her in the ER and ultimately fueled her curiosity to develop methods and techniques to live a more sane and balanced life.

Yvonne Tally has been a healthy lifestyle coach for nearly twenty years. She is a co-founder of Poised Inc., which, among many other things, offers Pilates training to cancer survivors through the Stanford University Cancer Center, and the founder of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves, a charity that provides headscarves to cancer patients. She is the Meditation and De-Stressing Specialist for the city of Palo Alto, California. Her website is YvonneTally.com and she joins me this week to discuss her new book, Breaking Up with Busy — Real-Life Solutions for Overscheduled Women.

Dr. Irene Blinston - Cracking the Angels Code

August 1, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Dr. Irene Blinston – Cracking the Angels Code

In virtually every religion, there are references to beings who are charged with protecting, healing and influencing humanity. In the Abrahamic and Zoroastrian religions, these beings are known as angels. By definition, these angels are messengers and in biblical times, brought messages to spiritual leaders and those who would be charged with leading humanity in a more positive direction.

Are angels still communicating with us today? Who are they reaching out to and why? What message do they have that we all need to listen to and really hear?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Dr. Irene Blinston, has experienced contact with angels and received some life changing messages. Irene Blinston earned her Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology. Her interests and expertise include psychic phenomena, consciousness, altered states of consciousness, the survival of consciousness after death, encounter experiences, mystical experiences, and paranormal/supernatural phenomena. Dr. Blinston is also an experiencer, and like so many other experiencers, she kept those events in her life secret. She knows that by disclosing our experiences to others, we risk being called crazy. But, it is this lack of exposure that keeps these aspects of our human potential misunderstood, understudied, and sometimes labeled as pathology. In order to better understand one of her own encounter experiences, Dr. Blinston conducted her doctoral research on the impacts and lifelong aftereffects of religious apparitions experienced in childhood. She joins me this week to discuss her just released book, Cracking the Angels Code – One Woman’s Journey Deciphering Angelic Messages of What is to Come.

Katherine Jegede - Infinite Possibility

July 25, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 25 July 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Katherine Jegede – Infinite Possibility

There emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries a movement known as “New Thought.” One of the early proponents of New Thought, James Allen, said in his 1903 classic, As a Man Thinketh,

“Mind is the Master power that molds and makes,
And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills,
Brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills: —
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass:
Environment is but his looking-glass.”

Can our thoughts, our imaginations, transmute and mold our reality in the way that alchemists strived to turn lead into gold? Are there practical teachings and exercises that will show us that imagination is the creative force of all that is?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Katherine Jegede, found the answers to these questions in the “mind as creator” philosophy of Neville Goddard. Katherine Jegede is a British television presenter and author. She has worked with the BBC Science Unit and BBC Radio Oxford and has served as news editor of the international journal, Africa Health. Her work with Africa Health helped to establish a learning resources and study center at one of Nigeria’s leading teaching hospitals. She has been featured in the acclaimed science journal, Nature, and presented two science series for young adults in the UK, earning a BAFTA nomination. She resides in London and joins me this week to discuss her new book, Infinite Possibility: How to Use the Ideas of Neville Goddard to Create the Life You Want.

Sarah Anne Shockley - The Pain Companion

July 18, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Sarah Anne Shockley – The Pain Companion

Growing up in the fifties and sixties, my mother was a great source of practical wisdom. Once I developed a toothache over a holiday weekend. The dentist was unavailable and I was having difficulty processing the pain. In her wisdom, my mother said, “Relax. The pain will fade in a few hours and you will be able to manage until the dentist returns.” She was right and I was fortunate. When it comes to physical pain, especially chronic pain, there are many who are less fortunate.

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 100 million Americans suffer chronic pain. Compare that with the 25.8 million who are dealing with diabetes and 16.3 million experiencing heart disease. The estimated cost of health care and lost wages to pain treatment is 800 billion dollars. Add to that the tragedy of those who become addicted to pain medications and the outlook is quite grim.

What if there was another way to look at chronic pain and in doing so come to terms with it? My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Sarah Anne Shockley, did just that. In the Fall of 2007, she contracted Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS), which is a collapse of the area between the clavicles and first ribs, and has lived with debilitating nerve pain ever since. She has been a columnist for Pain News Network and is a regular contributor to The Mighty, a 1.5 million–member online community for those living with chronic illness and pain. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and you can visit her online at http://www.ThePainCompanion.com. She joins me this week to discuss her new book, The Pain Companion.

Dena Merriam - My Journey Through Time

July 11, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Dena Merriam – My Journey Through Time

Astrophysicist, author and host of Cosmos, and skeptic Carl Sagan once asked the Dali Lama what he would do if reincarnation was disproved by science. The Dali Lama, with his great wisdom and equally great sense of humor responded, “If science can disprove reincarnation, Tibetan Buddhism would abandon reincarnation… but it’s going to be mighty hard to disprove reincarnation.” What if we do come back, lifetime after lifetime? Would we learn from each existence and bring that wisdom back with us? Would it make us more loving, compassionate and better stewards of this world that we have been entrusted with?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Dena Merriam, experienced events in her life that awakened memories of previous lifetimes. Dena Merriam is a managing partner and vice-chairman at Finn Partners. Her areas of responsibility include Finn’s work in cultural marketing, creative services, corporate responsibility and in work for religious and non-profit organizations. In the area of creative services, she oversees the publishing, editorial, design, visual technology and new media divisions of Finn. She also manages their Arts and Communications Counselors Division, which develops cultural programs for corporations and governments and provides strategic counsel to museums, foundations and other cultural institutions. In support of the objectives and goals of the United Nations, Dena serves with the Interfaith Center of New York City in the creation of the Millennium Peace Summit for Religious and Spiritual Leaders. Their objective is to engage religious leaders from around the world to work as a resource to the UN in its efforts to resolve conflict throughout the world. She also provides counsel to the State of the World Forum in its attempt to gather world thought leaders to address international problems.

Dena began working in the interfaith movement in the late 1990s, when she served as vice-chair of the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders, held at the United Nations in New York. She subsequently convened a meeting of women religious and spiritual leaders at the in Geneva, and from that gathering founded the Global Peace Initiative of Women (GPIW: www.www.gpiw.org) in 2002, an organization chaired by a multi-faith group of women spiritual leaders. The mission of this organization is to enable women to facilitate healing and reconciliation in areas of conflict and post-conflict, and to bring spiritual resources to help address critical global problems. In 2014 she received the Niwano Peace Prize for her interfaith peace efforts.

She joins me this week to discuss her book, My Journey Through Time – A Spiritual Memoir of Life, Death and Rebirth.

Rick Hanson - Resilient

July 4, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Rick Hanson – Resilient

Almost every faith on earth has a version of “The Golden Rule”. In essence, it instructs us “to do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In our hectic and challenging world today, most people practice a variation…”I’ll do unto you and owe myself one.” Why is it so easy to extend love, compassion and caring to others and not do the same for ourselves? What events in our lives programmed our brains to react this way and is there a way to reprogram them to extend to ourselves the same loving kindness we extend to others and know that we are worthy to receive it?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Rick Hanson, says there is a way back to self-love and self-compassion. Rick is a psychologist, a senior fellow of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and a New York Times best-selling author. Available in twenty-six languages Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing and Mother Nurture. An invited speaker at NASA, Oxford and Harvard, he has also taught in meditation centers worldwide. He joins me this week to discuss his latest book, co-authored with his son, Forrest Hanson, called Resilient: How to Grow and Unshakeable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness.

Dean Sluyter - Fear Less

June 20, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Dean Sluyter – Fear Less

On the 100th Episode of Destination Unlimited!

What are you afraid of? Are you afraid of public speaking, making a mistake at work, flying, losing someone you love or even dying? What angers you? Are you angry at our political climate, your neighbor’s dog that occasionally soils your sidewalk, your neighbor, your spouse or even yourself? What are you addicted to? Are you addicted to your cell phone, social media, shopping, food, sex, alcohol, drugs or even to a person? Is there a simple, natural way to transcend fear, anger and addiction and find the life of peace, security and happiness that is your birthright?

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Dean Sluyter, says there is. Dean Sluyter has taught natural methods of meditation and awakening since 1970. A grateful student of Eastern and Western sages in several traditions, Dean has completed numerous pilgrimages and retreats in India, Tibet, Nepal, and the West. He is known for conveying authentic teachings in forms that are relaxed, accessible, and down-to-earth. Dean gives talks, workshops, and retreats throughout the United States and beyond, from Ivy League colleges to maximum-security prisons. His media appearances have included National Public Radio, The New York Times, New York Magazine, Coast to Coast AM, The Dr. Oz Show, and O, The Oprah Magazine. When not writing or teaching, he narrates audio books, makes music, and happily tools around town on his Vespa. His highly acclaimed books include Natural Meditation, an Amazon #1 stress management bestseller, and Nautilus Gold Medal winner for best mind-body-spirit book .

His website is fearlessbook.net and he joins me this week to discuss his latest book, Fear Less – Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety and Addiction.

Shira Adler - The ABC’s of CBD

June 13, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Shira Adler – The ABC’s of CBD

Think about your health and in particular, any health challenges. Think about the costs associated with treating those challenges. Now think about challenges that western or allopathic medicine has few or less than desirable treatments for. Chronic pain treatment has sadly led to staggering numbers of people addicted to opioids. Treatments for trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and neurologic disorders are available but at a high cost and often with detrimental side effects. In their wisdom and experience, our ancestors turned to nature and her pharmacopeia of natural remedies. One of these remedies was cannabis. Yes, that is pot, marijuana, hemp…many names for plants that have grown naturally and were here long before humanity. Yet propaganda, misinformation, misinformed narcotic classifications and perhaps even the fear of these substances cutting into big pharma profits resulted in them being outlawed and relegated to black market sales. Recent studies have shown the positive medical benefits of using cannabis for treating a variety of conditions. Twenty nine states have legalized marijuana for medical treatment and recreational use is legal in nine. Federally, it is still considered a Schedule 1 drug, the same classification as heroin and methamphetamine. There is a movement in our country to change this.

My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Shira Adler, is on the forefront of this fight and has dedicated herself to educating others on the benefits of these natural medicines. Shira has spent a lifetime helping others to overcome a myriad of life’s challenges, obstacles and personal issues. An author, speaker, wellness expert and entrepreneur, Shira was forced to go beyond Western medicine to seek answers and new tools to help her own family survive and thrive in today’s complicated world. Connected as much in the spiritual world as mainstream, Shira has had appearances on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Katie Couric, Montel Williams, and on local and national news outlets, podcasts, terrestrial radio, and more. Shira’s has also written, or been featured in, articles across the gamut from cannabis culture, to holistic, spiritual, and traditional parenting magazines, and blogs including: Thrive Global, Kveller, and HuffPost.

Featured as the debut mom on Bravo’s Extreme Guide to Parenting, Shira Adler, is “that funky spiritual-soccer-mom whose throat chakra has no off switch.” Shira has generated millions of impressions across a broad range of linear and digital platforms. Known as #MAMA (Modern Alternative Mom Advocate), #MetaphysicalMrsFields, & #ThePotMom, Shira Adler is a clear and conscious voice for our time. Passionate about alternative healing, especially CBD, Shira has developed a unique healing company, ShiraSynergy.com, that includes the world’s first line of transformative CBD infused aromatherapy & CBD products. Shira also maintains a private practice as an intuitive/spiritual counselor and Certified Past Life Regressionist to help clients through a quick and powerful transformational tool to identify and clear issues affecting them in this lifetime, based on the cellular memory of past lives. She joins us this week to discuss her new book, The ABC’s of CBD – The Essential Guide for Parents (And Regular Folks Too).

Marla Frees - American Psychic

June 6, 2018
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Aired Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 8:00 PM ET

Marla Frees – American Psychic

Have you ever had a calling? Imagine having a successful career and then leaving it because of a calling…a calling from spirit. Would you take the leap of faith and follow that calling? My guest this week on Destination Unlimited, Transformational Psychic Medium Marla Frees, did just that.

Marla was a small town girl who spent twenty-five years as a successful TV and stage actress, only to leave it behind when spirit called and she trusted, never looking back. Since devoting herself to this calling, she has appeared as a psychic medium on A&E, Bravo, History Channel, SyFy, TV Land, and Gaia TV’s “Beyond Belief with George Noory.” Radio audiences have heard Marla on George Noory’s “Coast-to-Coast,” Lisa Garr’s “Aware Show,” and dozens of podcasts. Marla is a co-host of “Dreamland” on Unknowncountry.com and most recently she appears on YouTube teleconferences with physicist and author Tom Campbell, blending physics with metaphysics to understand the “science” of how Marla works, making the paranormal “normal.” She appears in cities and towns across the country presenting “Messages with Marla” to small and large groups, educating people about their own intuition, connecting them with deceased loved ones, and potentially providing information about any aspect of their lives for their greatest good.

Her website is marlafrees.com and she joins us this week to discuss her just published book, American Psychic: A Spiritual Journey from the Heartland to Hollywood, Heaven and Beyond.