Anger Alternatives: Create the Perfect Family Holiday Season

November 4, 2015
Hosted by Ann Beal

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Ann is joined by Dr. Jim Slaughter, relationship coach and stress and anger specialist. Together Ann and Jim share how to decrease your anger and stress of the upcoming holiday season by understanding anger, how it works and alternatives to anger by learning anger distortions that cause us to misinterpret other people. Listen in to learn how and why to let go of anger to enable a wonderful holiday season with your family.

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Ann brings her TV show to radio! Living Well with Ann Beal incorporated a talk show, a health and wellness show and a motivational empowerment show all in one. Through high profile guest interviews, Ann and her guest's shared their lessons on what they have learned and give insight to others on how to live healthy successful lives. The radio show has the same flair of high-profile guests as well guests with expert knowledge of hot and current topics which will give you better insight into how to live a healthy and successful life. Living Well incorporates all areas of wellness including financial, emotional, spiritual, occupational, mental and physical to allow you to truly live well. This show will be upbeat and positive, giving you a different look at people and the world to lead you to a higher view of yourself and ultimately to a more fulfilling life.

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Ann Beal

Ann Beal

Ann brings vast experience in athletics, business, teaching, public speaking, radio, and television to her coaching and counseling practice. After graduating from college, Ann cultivated a career in engineering and consulting. Though successful in her field, Ann followed her heart and pursued her dream of helping others. She interned with renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Frank Minirth, becoming a frequent guest on his radio and television shows. In 1997, Ann started her own counseling practice and television program, "Living Well with Ann Beal", and began speaking nationally and internationally.

Ann shares "I love to empower people. I take all my skills and my passion and strengthen them to believe in themselves and dare to live their dream. I give them a deep desire to thrive and not just exist, to take that deepest desire of their heart, whatever it is and go get it. I remove the stumbling blocks that get in their way, that threaten their success in reaching their dream. Not a goal, a dream. Not a small dream, but a huge dream; the biggest dream they have ever had. I breathe into them my deep love for life and my total faith in their ability to achieve whatever they desire and they do. I teach people how to love life. I believe in passion and embracing all emotions to reach a closer, deeper understanding of one another. I give people courage and make them brave. I see in people their greatest potential and am energized by strengthening and empowering them to reach it.”

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Jeff Meek


Jeff Meek is a World War II historian, writer and author of the book, They Answered the Call, and managing editor of The Hot Springs Village Voice newspaper. Jeff spent 30 years as teacher. Over the years, Jeff developed a love of history and after their son joined the Marine Corps in 1996, Jeff and Jeanne got interested in learning more about there father’s World War II service. From there he started researching and reading about the war. Part of the research was doing oral histories with World War II veterans. Since January 2007, Jeff has completed 286 veteran oral histories in Hot Springs Village. He tells the veteran’s stories in his Hot Springs Village Voice columns, “They Answered the Call,” and “The Veteran’s Vault.” A copy of the interview is given, at no charge, to the veteran and thanks to the local chapter of the DAR, a copy is also sent to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. View Guest page

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Doug Pitt



Doug Pitt is a philanthropist, a business owner, and a family man. He's heavily involved in many pursuits, such as providing basic needs to people across the globe as well as in the heartland of America Doug is the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Republic of Tanzania and is the founder of Care To Learn, a USA based domestic charity that funds emergent health, hunger and hygiene needs for children. Since its inception, Care To Learn has expanded to 19 school districts and funded over 500,000 child requests to children in Missouri. His business career started with him founding ServiceWorld Computer Center in April 1991 which merged with TSI Global in July 2013. A large capacity of his work is in East Africa doing water projects as a Board Member of WorldServe International. Doug even uses his spare time to raise money for clean water as well. In January of 2011, Doug led a climb up Mount Kilimanjaro and then became the first American on record to descend Mount Kilimanjaro on a mountain bike. The event raised $750,000 for clean water projects in Tanzania. Doug Pitt was born in St. Louis, Missouri; the son of Bill & Jane Pitt. He has a brother, Brad Pitt (3 years older) and a sister, Julie (Pitt) Neal (2 years younger). All three Pitt kids have projects in Africa, although unrelated. The family grew up in Springfield, Missouri where Doug resides today, To contact or learn more about Doug, just go to www.dougpitt.org. Doug is married to his wife Lisa of 24 years. They have three teenage children – son Landon (20), daughter Sydney (19) & daughter Reagan (18). View Guest page

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Dr. Sharon Price, PhD, CN



Dr. Sharon R. Price is a skilled clinician and a passionate research scientist. She earned her Ph.D. in Natural Health Science from Clayton College of Natural Health, in addition to completing course requirements for the nutrition certification program at the American Health Science University and the bioenergetic technician certification program at the International Academy of Bioenergetic Practitioners.

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Dr. Price is a past secretary of the Society of Certified Nutritionists and a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (nanp.org). She also publishes a quarterly newsletter and is a published author, “Health And The Domino Effect“. View Guest page

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Penny Rackley


Penny Rackley, Best of Denton County 2013 and 2014 Life Coach, public speaker and writer is known for her warmth, humor and real-world insights. Her first love is helping others understand, accept and confidently act upon their individual strengths and values. Penny provides a safe, non-judgmental space to freely explore the questions, “What do I truly need next in my life, and how can I make it happen?” Find her at www.pennyrackley.com and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whats-Next-Life-Coaching-with-Penny-Rackley/255392794533740?fref=ts. View Guest page

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Jeff Reed



Former NFL Kicker & Super Bowl Champion

Jeff Reed, two-time Super Bowl champion and former place kicker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New Orleans Saints & Seattle Seahawks, grew his roots and found his love for sports in Charlotte, NC. By the age of five, he was already playing soccer, which became the center of his attention for the next 13 years through his school years. In his junior year of high school, while being the captain of the varsity soccer team, a coach saw his football potential and gave him a brochure for a kicking camp. Since switching into football, he broke his high school’s previous kick record for longest field goal (54 yards) and joined the UNC Tar Heels. Despite only getting playing time for his last two years (of five) for the team, he was their team captain. Jeff first entered the NFL in 2002 as a part of the New Orleans Saints. In that same year he was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he stayed for the next nine years. In that time, he had a career average of 82.2% on his field goals, and he's second in all-time points scored by a Steeler. He played in two Super Bowls, both of which the Steelers won. Since becoming a free agent in 2011, he has started a successful sports, life, and random-topic podcast called ‘Barely Controlled Radio’, is also a radio personality on WFNZ-610AM in Charlotte, and a motivational speaker. Tune in as well to www.thejeffreedshow.com or on twitter.com/therealjeffreed. View Guest page

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Carla Rhodes


Carla Rhodes has been practicing yoga for 6 years and is the proud owner of Happy Tree Yoga in Azle,TX. She is passionate about sharing yoga and the tips that saved her life with the community. She loves to learn and teach as much as she can about all things wellness. It's her mission to learn an share tools for self healing. 10 Years ago Carla suffered from many severe health issues and recovered by using an eclectic combination of nutrition, yoga, breathing exercises, meditation and supplements. Today she loves passing her knowledge on to anyone who is interested. View Guest page

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Tim Ross

Tim Ross is the senior pastor of the multi-ethnic, multi-generational Embassy City Church in Irving, TX. Previously associate pastor at Gateway church in Southlake,Tx for many years. 
Tim speaks both nationally and internationally strengthening believers with the Good News of Jesus Christ. 
Tim began preaching at the age of 20 years old and has already impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. His dynamic teaching style and uncanny ability to make people understand the gospel message is the reason why he has been such an asset to ministries across cultural and denominational lines. Tim is happily married to Juliette, his bride since May 1st, 1999 and they have two sons, Nathan and Noah. View Guest page

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Sandi Scott



Sandi Scott is originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She moved to the DFW area 13 years ago. Before becoming a Realtor, she earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. She has worked as an elementary school teacher, a Middle/High School Administrator, and the State Director of an educational competition association located in Texas. Sandi is the proud mother of four children. She has a son in college, a daughter in high school, and 4-year-old twin daughters. Sandi can be reached at Sandi@NewCrestTeam.com or by phone at (682) 238-4478. View Guest page

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Kevin and Susan Simich


Kevin and Susan Simich live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex where they own 1926 Farmer's Market in Azle, Texas. While owning their own farm for many years where they raised chickens, sold eggs to a natural grocery store, and built a large market garden and greenhouse, they developed the "bug" of raising their own animals. Kevin researched 100 of hours of information about raising healthy animals,growing highly nutritious vegetables and fruit trees, what makes people healthy and what our food supply has become. 1926 Farmer's Market is their dream come true. To buy from local small grass-fed ranchers, and provide the community with best quality meats and produce, while supporting small farmers and paying them for their efforts. View Guest page

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Dr. Jim Slaughter



Education Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Theology, Bachelor of Science, University of Oklahoma Certified Christian Counselor Certified Life Coach

As an Air Force officer, local church pastor, professor and counselor, Jim brings a wide background of ability and experience to the coaching process. While in the Air Force, he was a captain who trained combat air crews with the Strategic Air Command. Jim then went on to earn his masters degree and Ph.D. at Dallas Theological Seminary, joining the faculty there after serving a seven year pastorate in California. Jim has also taught at the University of North Texas and at Amberton University in Dallas. He presents at conferences, workshops, and retreats all over the world, and contributes to textbooks, magazines, and professional journals. Jim counsels and Life Coaches men and women needing help with academic, vocational, and relational issues and enhances their lives by helping them become happier, healthier, and wealthier through his time-tested mentoring process.

Email Jim! jim@lifesolutionscoachingandcounseling.com

Call JIm! 817-991-4964 View Guest page

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Dr. Jim Slaughter

As an Air Force officer, local church pastor, professor and counselor, Jim brings a wide background of ability and experience to the coaching process. While in the Air Force, he was a captain who trained combat air crews with the Strategic Air Command. Jim went on to earn his masters degree and Ph.D. at Dallas Theological Seminary, joining the faculty there after serving a seven year pastorate in California. Jim has taught at the University of North Texas and at Amberton University in Dallas. He has presented at conferences, workshops, and retreats, and has contributed to textbooks, magazines, and professional journals through numerous published articles. Jim can be reached at jslaughterphd@yahoo.com or at (817)991-4964. View Guest page

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Jim Slaughter, Ph.D

As an Air Force officer, local church pastor, professor and counselor, Jim brings a wide background of ability and experience to the coaching process. While in the Air Force, he was a captain who trained combat air crews with the Strategic Air Command during the Vietnam era. Jim went on to earn his masters degree and Ph.D. at Dallas Theological Seminary, joining the faculty there after serving a seven year pastorate in California. In addition to teaching at Dallas Seminary, Jim has taught at the University of North Texas and at Amberton University in Dallas. He has presented at conferences, workshops, and retreats, and has contributed to textbooks, magazines, and professional journals through numerous published articles. Jim's pastoral and therapeutic skills are evident, and for many years, he has counseled men and women needing help with academic, vocational, and relational issues. View Guest page

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Dr. Jim Slaughter, PhD


Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Theology, Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Certified Christian Counselor & Certified Life Coach. As an Air Force officer, local church pastor, professor and counselor, Jim brings a wide background of ability and experience to the coaching process. While in the Air Force, he was a captain who trained combat air crews with the Strategic Air Command. Jim then went on to earn his masters degree and Ph.D. at Dallas Theological Seminary, joining the faculty there after serving a seven year pastorate in California. Jim has also taught at the University of North Texas and at Amberton University in Dallas. He presents at conferences, workshops, and retreats all over the world, and contributes to textbooks, magazines, and professional journals. Jim counsels and Life Coaches men and women needing help with academic, vocational, and relational issues and enhances their lives by helping them become happier, healthier, and wealthier. View Guest page

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Lieutenant Bryan Stevens


Lieutenant Bryan Stevens, Fort Worth Police Dept., Gang Division has been in the criminal law field for 23 years. Hew attended Tarleton State University and lives with his wife and 6 children in the Fort Worth area. He is a passionate about his job and his men that work for him. View Guest page

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Estevan Vazquez



Estevan Vazquez is an 18 year old professional soccer player from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Estevan signed his first contract in August with Zorros de la universida Michoacana pro team and is now a free agent moving up to the top division trying out for two different professional soccer teams next Tuesday. Estevan's dream is to play for Chivas De Guadalajara and then eventually to play in the World Cup. Estevan attended Frisco Liberty High School in Frisco, Texas and then Lone Star High School while playing and training for FC Dallas Development Soccer Academy which use to be FC Burn, The Dallas Burn. Estevan can be reached through his email at estevan_vazquez@yahoo.com. He would enjoy questions from parents or children about soccer. View Guest page

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Phil Villapiano

Phil Villapiano is a former pro linebacker who played 13 season in the NFL. He was AFC Defensive Rookie of the Year in 1971, All-NFLin 1975 and 1976, and All-AFC from 1972-1976. Phil also played in four Pro Bowls and was a member of the Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XI winning team. One of the fastest linebackers of his era, Phil specialized in making big plays - none bigger than his momentum changing goal-line tackle against the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl XI. Phil has been in the International Logistics business for more than thirty years, starting during offseasons while playing with the Raiders. Currently, Phil provides logistics solutions for domestic and international companies as Vice President of Sales for Odyssey Logistics & Technology, a global logistics leader, based in Danbury, CT. View Guest page

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Dr. Doug Weiss

Dr. Doug Weiss has made numerous guest appearances on Good Morning America, Oprah, Dr. Phil, Nightline, CNN, Fox News, and CNBC and many more. He is also the host of the game show Winning at Marriage which can be seen on Trinity Broadcasting Network. He has had a made for television movie about his treatment of sex addicts on Lifetime called Sex, Lies and Obsession. As a pioneer in the field of sex addition recovery, he has helped thousands of men and women recover from sexual compulsive behaviors and obtain a deeper level of intimacy within their marriage and has authored 20 books on marriage, men’s issues, sexual addiction recovery and other self help books. Dr. Weiss travels the country speaking as well as training professional in the treatment of marriage, sexual addiction and sexual abuse. He is Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Co and offers 3-Day Intensives & Telephone Counseling. Reach him at 719-278-3708 or DrDougWeiss.com. View Guest page

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Geni Whitehouse


She’s been called the “comedian CPA.” A self-proclaimed nerd, former technology executive and CPA firm partner, Geni Whitehouse has made it her mission to eliminate boring from the world of presentations. From sales tax, to Sarbanes-Oxley, to International Financial Reporting Standards, no subject can remain boring once she works her magic. She aptly uses her southern accent, circuitous career history, and burning love of all things techy to craft the perfect message for every audience. By combining “unique” visual aids with a high-energy delivery, Geni can make any subject, no matter how nerdy, come alive. Geni’s spirited presentations are equally informative and entertaining, with plenty of audience interaction. Geni believes her mission as a presenter is to understand a subject well enough to approach it from an angle that will not only educate her audiences—but will resonate with them. View Guest page

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Virginia (Ginny) Woodruff



Virginia Woodruff, producer, director, writer, journalist and mom of three kids. Founder and Editor of the popular website Great Moments in Parenting, which aims to bring humor and honesty back into the parenting conversation. Ginny has spoken about parenting on TV, radio, newspapers and at women's conferences. Television appearances include the NBC affiliate KXAN and Your News Now. She's been profiled in The Austin American Statesman, Beyond Your Blog. She was in the Austin cast of Listen to Your Mother as well as being an independent filmmaker, screenwriter and producer (MFA from UCLA). Before that an English graduate student and a journalist at various magazines and newspapers, such as Working Woman Magazine and The Huffington Post. View Guest page

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Aaron Woolf


Aaron Woolf is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work has focused on the human dimension of government policy.
He is the director and producer of the critically acclaimed film, King Corn, his sixth feature documentary, for which he was awarded a 2008 George Foster Peabody Award. His work has been released theatrically in the US, Europe and Japan and broadcast on PBS, the Sundance Channel, and numerous international networks including Italy’s RAI, ARTE, and Australia’s SBS. Woolf has also expanded on his documentary exploration of social issues in business and politics. In 2007 he opened Urban Rustic, a Brooklyn NY grocery specializing in locally sourced and organic foods and was the 2014 Democratic nominee for Congress in New York’s 21st district. He lives with his wife Carolyn and daughter Eloise in in Elizabethtown, NY. Woolf graduated from Middlebury College and earned a masters in film at the University of Iowa. View Guest page

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Violeta and Jutka Zuggo


The English Sisters, Violeta and Jutka Zuggo, live in Rome and travel around the world seeing corporate and private clients. They specialise in stress management and are the authors of several lifestyle and children’s books including the best selling book, Stress Free in Three Minutes. They were featured recently in Rochay Elite Magazine 6th Edition, alongside Richard Branson, Paul Mckenna, two of the most inspirational leaders in their niche. Stress Free in Three Minutes is available on Amazon http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stress-Free-In-Three-Minutes/dp/1780925530/ View Guest page

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