An amazing and effective way to turn around a life of struggle and strife.

March 26, 2014
Hosted by Janese Derrough

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When life feels challenging and hard, we find ourselves feeling victimized by life and unsure on which way to turn. This week’s show Janese and Anne Millman discuss ways to change the hardships of life to a healthier and more empowered view. They also explore what happiness means and various types of happiness. Come listen in and gain greater wisdom and insights that are shared here with this dialog. When life feels challenging and hard, we find ourselves feeling victimized by life and unsure on which way to turn. This week’s show Janese and Anne Millman discuss ways to change the hardships of life to a healthier and more empowered view. Also explored is the meaning of happiness and the two types of happiness. Come listen in and gain greater wisdom and insights.

Living the Best You

Living the Best You

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Living the Best You with Janese Derrough is a show about living an empowering life, and living the life that you love! Janese will share insights and wisdom that she has gained through her experience as an Intuitive/Empowerment Guide. She’ll interview acclaimed guests, and she welcomes you, the listeners, to call in with questions or share your empowering stories. We all learn from one another, and We are the show. The tools and techniques shared will help empower you in your life so you can move forward in a more harmonious and productive way. The show will also help you to listen to your intuition and to develop clear intentions. Each show will inspire you, energize you, and guide you to bringing the real you into your life. When the real YOU shows up in life, miracles and amazing opportunities become apparent to your conscious mind. Each show will help bring clarity and tools to guide you courageously into the amazing life that you deserve to live.

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Janese Derrough

Janese Derrough

Janese Derrough has embraced the gift of life. As a child she was mentored to use intuition as a guide in life for herself and helping others. For the past 30-plus years Janese has utilized the skills of intuition, life experience, and practical wisdom to help guide thousands of individuals, couples, and groups to live a more empowered life. Although Janese believes in fate and free will, she feels that it is our free will that we really have power and choice to work with. Her focus is on how you can move into the life that you really are meant to live. Janese’s life experiences are extensive. She herself has overcome many life challenges that give her a no nonsense wisdom that is priceless with her guidance. Growing up in a confusing childhood, she has learned to love herself more with tools that are helpful with every new challenge. She has fostered 17 children, adopted five children; wrote a weekly column for three years in a local newspaper, has taught workshops nationwide, and is nationally acclaimed as an intuitive/empowerment guide. For Janese the joy is in the journey. Her latest adventure is hosting Living the best you, live internet radio. Janese aspires to share with her listeners the tools that have helped so many live a more enriched and empowered life!

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Nancy Colier

Nancy Colier is a psychotherapist, interfaith minister, writer and public speaker. She graduated from the University of Virginia, Columbia University School of Social Work, The Focusing Institute and One Spirit Interfaith Seminary. A longtime student of Eastern spirituality, awareness practices form the ground of her work. She is the author of, GETTING OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY: Unlocking Your True Performance Potential, (Luminous Press, 2001). Her new book, INVITING A MONKEY TO TEA: Befriending Your Mind and Discovering Lasting Contentment. was published in October, 2012 (Hohm Press). She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two daughters. www.nancysc.com View Guest page

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Roger Derrough

Roger Derrough is a creative thinker and Entrepreneur. In 1975 he started a small natural foods store that he grew into a chain of natural supermarkets and started a white-water rafting business. Roger was awarded Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2005. He is co-owner of Green Sage Cafés, which have received recognition through Sierra Club and Green Restaurant Association four-star certification. He is Executive Producer of two films; Being the Diablo, and The Inner Weigh. Roger is an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves road and mountain biking, scuba, snow skiing, and hiking. Roger lives in Asheville N.C with his wife, two dogs and a cat. View Guest page

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Howard Falco

Howard Falco is a self-empowerment expert, spiritual teacher and speaker specializing in self-awareness and the power of the mind as it relates to the experience of life. His previous book, I AM: The Power of Discovering Who You Really Are (Tarcher/Penguin 2010), focuses on human understanding and potential. Known for his powerfully clear, effective, and relatable style, Howard presents individuals the wisdom regarding how to harness more of the creative power of their mind to accomplish any desire, goal, or dream they have for themselves. View Guest page

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Dennis Merritt Jones

Dennis Merritt Jones has been involved in the human potential movement and the field of spirituality for the majority of his life as a teacher, author and keynote speaker. His most recent award winning book is Your (Re)Defining Moments ~ Becoming Who You Were Born to Be, will be released by Tarcher/Penguin on May 28, 2014. Other books are: The Art of Uncertainty ~ How to Live in the Mystery of Life and Love It. Jones is also the award winning author of The Art of Being ~ 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life and How to Speak Science of Mind. Dennis writes a free weekly MindfulPurpose E-Message available through his website, www.DennisMerrittJones.com, and is a regular columnist for the Huffington Post. View Guest page

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Cynthia Luce

Cynthia Luce is a mother, friend and compassionate woman sharing Invisible Girl to inspire you to implement change. She wants you to see what is necessary so we can collectively work to help save or alter the path of our youth. She is an inspirational speaker and advocate for change. View Guest page

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Bonnie Mechelle

Bonnie Mechelle is a certified fitness instructor, holistic nutritionist and spiritual life coach. Bonnie has been featured on many radio programs, TV shows, in magazines and even web-blogs by CNN, Fox 5 News, Crossroads Newspaper, NPR Radio, People You Need To Know Magazine and The Huffington Post plus the documentary film, The Inner Weigh. She also hosts Living Well with Bonnie Mechelle on WAEC Love 860 AM and writes columns for the Women Empowering Girls Network™ (WEGN). Bonnie graduated from Clayton College of Natural Health and was a pre-med student with a full academic scholarship at Wayne State University. She also did a very prestigious internship at Karmanos Cancer Institute. Bonnie is a wife and the mother of two, living in Atlanta, GA. She has devoted herself to helping people live healthier, happier more fulfilling lives, her passion is health and wellness. Bonnie has the skills, experience and determination to inspire and empower you to make more beneficial choices. She is the founder and CEO of a business that provides numerous services and techniques to people around the world, and has been very successful in helping people create and sustain business growth, better careers and more positive lifestyles. View Guest page

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Anne Millman

Anne Millman is a cosmopolitan woman. Having grown up Nairobi, Kenya, Kuwait, Singapore and Indonesia, granddaughter of a French ambassador, with a British father and French mother. Ann, a mother of six, now lives in Illinois with her two youngest; her parents are retired living in England. Although life has been extremely challenging at times, Anne has become adept at keeping a smile in her heart, an open mind, and an appreciation for the beauty and joys of life! View Guest page

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Geraldine Plato

Geraldine Plato, HHC, AADP, is a health advocate and journalist by training and a mother, educator, and creative community builder by vocation. After a twenty-five-year career in executive level, non-profit management in arts and education Geraldine was inspired to begin private consulting in two areas: As a health advocate coaching individuals to create nourishing lifestyles and as a strategist collaborating with groups to make their communities richer places. She is a co-founder of Possibilities of Wellbeing, a resource center that promotes wellbeing through whole food nutrition, integrative medicine, and health education. A resident of Penland, North Carolina, she and her husband, furniture maker John Clark, have three daughters all of whom have chosen careers in the creative class. Geraldine received her education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in Manhattan and is a board certified health coach through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She has a BSJ in magazine journalism from Ohio University. She currently serves on the boards of: The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, and chairs the Penland Post Office Historic Restoration Project. Additional past board service includes: The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area, The EnergyXchange, the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Foundation, DigIn! Community Garden, The Blue Ridge Sustainability Institute, and she chaired the Mitchell County affiliate board of the Community Foundation of WNC. She also served as a cabinet member of the Asheville Hub Project for two years. To find out more please visit: www.GeraldinePlato.com, 828.467.0979 View Guest page

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Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D.

Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D. is a novelist, licensed psychotherapist, and Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has authored over thirty-five nonfiction books including Chained to the Desk: A Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them (3rd Ed., New York University Press, 2014), The Smart Guide to Managing Stress (Smart Guide Publications, 2012), The Art of Confident Living (HCI Books, 2009), Don’t Let Your Mind Stunt Your Growth (New Harbinger Press, 2000), and Heal Your Self-Esteem (HCI Books, 1991) just to name a few. His novel, Limestone Gumption (Gale/Five Star Publishing), a nail-biting Southern murder mystery is Bryan Robinson’s debut novel. Limestone Gumption is a Southern murder mystery (published by Gale/Five Star Publishers, January 2014), and has recently won the 2014 Annual Beverly Hills International Book Award for BEST MYSTERY. The announcement was made last week from Hollywood. In bestowing the award, the judges said, "Limestone Gumption truly embodies he excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work." He has also won multiple awards for his non-fiction writing, and has appeared on ABC’s 20/20, Good Morning America, and World News Tonight, CBS’s The Early Show, NBC’s Nightly News, CNBC’s The Big Idea, and he hosted the PBS documentary, Overdoing It: When Work Rules Your Life. He is listed as a leading authority on “workaholism” in Wikipedia where his clinical findings are discussed. He is currently writing a memoir and resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains with his life partner, five dogs, and occasional bears at night. For more information visit him at his website: www.bryanrobinsonnovels.com View Guest page

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Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Ph.D.

Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center, where she oversees the GGSC’s Expanding Gratitude project. She earned her doctorate in Cognition Brain and Behavior at UC Berkeley. Her dissertation used behavioral and neuroscience methods to examine how negative states like fear and aversion influence thinking and decision-making. During her postdoc, Emiliana transitioned to studying pro-social states like love of humanity, compassion, and awe. From there, she served as Associate Director/Senior Scientist at CCARE (the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University), focusing on how compassion benefits health, well-being, and psychosocial functioning. Today, Emiliana’s work spotlights the science that connects health and happiness to social affiliation, caregiving, and collaborative relationships, as she continues to examine the potential for – as well as the benefits of – living a more meaningful life. View Guest page

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Jennifer S. Wilkov

Jennifer’s passion for communication has led to her being a # 1 radio show host and executive producer, a #1 international best-selling award-winning author, international keynote speaker, an award-winning freelance writer, a successful book business consultant, and entrepreneur. She survived being incarcerated in one of New York’s and the nation’s most violent prisons, Rikers Island, after inappropriately being told to plead guilty to a crime she did not commit by an attorney who mishandled her case. Jennifer continued to succeed as an author, media personality, entrepreneur and speaker after enduring this devastating, unimaginable experience. She knows what it takes to live the life you love in the face of any challenge. She loves to inspire audiences everywhere with the insights, knowledge and wisdom she has gained so participants take action. Jennifer fans the flames of the Human Spirit in each audience member and empowers them to tell their story, express it transparently, leap powerfully into their lives and at last live the life they’ve imagined. Her empowering message resonates with audiences everywhere: “You have the right to remain fabulous – under any situation, circumstance or condition.” www.JenniferSWilkov.com View Guest page

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