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Mary Shores

EP-77: Mary Shores- Conscious Communications: Change Your Mind, Your Choices & Your Life

For Life on Purpose Episode #77, my guest is CEO and author Mary Shores, who joined me for a fantastic conversation on her groundbreaking Conscious Communications system, which produces positive results through positive action. We also discussed her unique life story (including her work as founder of Midstate Collection Solutions, Inc., one of the most unique collection agencies in the country!), as well as how to get your thoughts, words, and actions in “Alignment”, and her brand new book Conscious Communications.

Dr. Eric Maisel

EP-76: Dr. Eric Maisel on Your Difficult Family- Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation

For Life on Purpose Episode #76, my guest is Dr. Eric Maisel, a retired family therapist, active life coach, and the author of more than fifty books. Eric returns to the show for a wide-ranging conversation on meaning, life purpose, and the epidemic of phantom “mental disorders” in children. And we focus on his new book, Your Difficult Family: 8 Skills for Thriving in Any Family Situation, in which he shows how to stay sane when family isn’t, providing practical strategies that can be implemented immediately.

Dan Millman

EP-75: Dan Millman on The Hidden School: Return of The Peaceful Warrior

For Life on Purpose Episode #75, Peaceful Warrior’s Dan Millman returns to the show! After an intensive twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan’s teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior’s Way, expressed fully in his seventeen books — including the seminal Way of the Peaceful Warrior. In this inspiring conversation, we discussed his brand new book, The Hidden School in which Dan takes readers on an epic spiritual quest across the world as he searches for the link between everyday life and transcendent possibility. Along the way, he uncovers lessons of life hidden in plain sight—insights pointing the way to an inspired life in the eternal present.

Emilie Wapnick

EP-74: Emilie Wapnick- How To Be Everything: Channel Your Diverse Passions & Skills

For Life on Purpose Episode #74, my guest is writer, artist, career coach and community leader Emilie Wapnick, the Founder and Creative Director at Puttylike, where she helps multipotentialites (people with many passions, skills, and creative pursuits) integrate all of their interests to create dynamic, fulfilling and fruitful careers and lives. We discussed her brand new book, How To Be Everything, A Guide for Those Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up (Harper Collins). Instead of suggesting that you specialize, choose a niche, or accumulate 10,000 hours of practice in a single area, she provides a practical framework for building a sustainable life around ALL of your passions.

Dr. Judith Orloff

EP-73: Dr. Judith Orloff- The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People

For Life on Purpose Episode #73, my guest is the pioneering therapist Dr. Judith Orloff, a New York Times best-selling author and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA who synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality to achieve physical and emotional healing. We discussed her brand new book, The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People, in which she offers an invaluable resource to help EMPATHIC people survive in an often insensitive world, plus her life and career.

EP-72: Soul Series w/Maria Felipe- Live Your Happy: Get Out of Your Own Way & Find the Love Within

For Life on Purpose Episode #72, my guest is author and minister Maria Felipe, who joined me for fantastic conversation on her unique story going from a successful (but ultimately unfulfilling) career as an actress, model, and boxing announcer to spiritual teacher and speaker. And we talked about her brand new book, Live Your Happy: Get Out of Your Own Way and Find the Love Within (New World Library), in which she shares more than twenty years of experience studying and living the principles from A Course in Miracles (ACIM).

Rachel Harris

EP-71: Rachel Harris- Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety

For Life on Purpose Episode #71, my guest is psychologist Rachel Harris, PhD, who joined me for an enlightening conversation about her new book Listening to Ayahuasca: New Hope for Depression, Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety (New World Library). Ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew from the Amazon rainforest, is entering the Western lexicon through the popular media, the internet, and first-person reports. Considered a medicine by practitioners, the tea has great therapeutic potential that is just beginning to be studied.

EP-69: Lisa Smartt- Words at the Threshold: What LAST Words Reveal About Life, Death & Consciousness

For this special Soul Series episode of Life on Purpose, my guest is author, linguist, educator, and poet Lisa Smartt who founded the Final Words Project, an ongoing study devoted to collecting and interpreting the mysterious language at the end of lives. Lisa joined me for an inspiring conversation about her new book, Words at the Threshold: What We Say as We’re Nearing Death, in which she decodes the symbolism of those last words, showing how the language of the dying points the way to a transcendent world beyond our own.

Chetan and Carola

EP-68: Chetan Parkyn & Carola Eastwood- Human Design & the Life You Were Born to Live

Have you ever asked yourself what is your life purpose? Have you considered what you are doing here and whether you are on the right track to being fulfilled? For Life on Purpose Episode #68, my guests are world-renowned Human Design experts Chetan Parkyn & Carola Eastwood. They joined me for a fascinating and timely conversation about a tool that can help answer those questions: Human Design and their brand new book The Book of Destinies: Discover the Life You Were Born to Live.

Julian Mather

EP-67: Julian Mather- The Workplace Revolution For Ages 40+

For Life on Purpose Episode #67, my guest is tailor made careerist Julian Mather. From high school failure to Army sniper to globe trotting TV cameraman to kids entertainer to online entrepreneur he really hasn’t felt he has a worked a day in his life. Julian joined me for a high-energy chat about realizing your career potential after age 40; as well as how to use your own life experience/journey to create content that others can benefit from; shifting from an hourly rate model to charging for value; and tales from his own unique life story.

EP-66: Round-Table on Pretending w/Marsha, Charles, and Rick

Life on Purpose Episode #66 is the third LoP Round-Table and my guests were Marsha Shandur, Charles Gupton, and Rick Charlie. They are each storytellers and creatives who work in a variety of different mediums and each use prompts on social media to examine the human condition. They joined me for an in-depth conversation on the topic of “pretending” — including examining why we do it, what’s actually behind the “look how cool I am” postings many of us make, and what purpose is pretending serving? We also discussed practical tips for being more authentic, intentional, and vulnerable.

Linda Johnsen

EP-65: Linda Johnsen- Rediscovering The Mysticism of the Ancient Greeks

For Life on Purpose Episode #65, my guest is award-winning author Linda Johnsen, a long-time student of religious philosophy. She joined me for an enlightening chat about her new book Lost Masters: Rediscovering The Mysticism of the Ancient Greek Philosophers (New World Library), in which she offers a fascinating opportunity to reacquaint ourselves with the ancient Greek masters, revealing a side of Western philosophy that has been almost completely ignored by traditional academia.

Richard Diedrichs

EP-64: Richard Diedrichs- Living in Blue Sky Mind

For Life on Purpose Episode #64, my guest is Zen priest and teacher Richard Diedrichs, whose work presents basic Buddhist teachings that keep you on the wholesome path of self-realization toward a happy life. Richard joined me for an inspiring chat about his new book Living in Blue Sky Mind: Basic Buddhist Teachings for a Happy Life, in which he offers simple lessons, anecdotes of personal transformation, and reflective questions to guide us along Buddha’s enlightened way.

Samantha Bennett

EP-63: Samantha Bennett on How To “Start Right Where You Are”

For Life on Purpose Episode #63, my guest is author, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist Samantha Bennett, who has counseled thousands of artists in all disciplines on their way to success via her company The Organized Artist Company. She joined me for a high-energy chat about her new book Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists (New World Library), which is based on the premise that small shifts in the right direction can yield big results in the realization of our creative dreams.

Thomas Sterner

EP-62: Thomas Sterner- Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life

For Life on Purpose Episode #62, my guest is Thomas Sterner, the founder and CEO of The Practicing Mind Institute. Tom joined me for an inspirational chat about his new book Fully Engaged: Using the Practicing Mind in Daily Life (New World Library) in which he expands on the concepts from his previous book The Practicing Mind by helping readers apply them to daily life. He shows readers how simple shifts in perspective — such as learning to center their attention on the process of what they are doing instead of what they are trying to achieve; using goals as rudders instead of reminders of what is left to be done; and learning to work without judgment about the process — can completely transform the experience of going through each day.

Dr. Tiffany Stewart

EP-61: Dr. Tiffany Stewart- Shift Your Mindset and Create The Life You Want

For Life on Purpose Episode #61, my guest is speaker, professional coach and mentor, trained licensed therapist, and tenured associate professor of counseling Dr. Tiffany Stewart. She joined me for an inspirational chat about her L.E.A.P. Success System and how it helps others shift their mindset and create the lives they want. We also discussed her own life story — how she went from being a single parent who had been fired from four jobs in two years with very little money (“failing at life”) to building a successful business and life lived on her own terms in just a few short years.

Ora Nadrich

EP-60: Ora Nadrich- Says Who? Banish Negative Thoughts & Take Back Our Lives

For Life on Purpose Episode #60, my guest is certified life coach, mindfulness meditation teacher, author, and blogger Ora Nadrich. Ora joined me for a great chat about her new book, Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever, how her own life story — including her sister’s nervous breakdown when Ora was 14 years old — influenced her work, and the Says Who? Method she developed.

Jonathan Fields

EP-59: Jonathan Fields- How to Live a Good Life and Inspire Possibility

For Life on Purpose Episode #59, my guest is serial entrepreneur, growth strategist, and award-winning author Jonathan Fields. He joined me for a fantastic chat about his new book, How To Live a Good Life, Soulful Stories, Surprising Science, and Practical Wisdom, in which he steps out from under the entrepreneurship umbrella and into the realm of the subject that truly fuels him, a broader exploration of human potential. We also talked about the incident at age 17 that planted the seeds for his work with the Good Life Project; the art of a great interview; vulnerability; Elizabeth Gilbert’s “secret”; Camp GLP; the concept of the three buckets; teaching that thing we each need to learn most; how 9-11 influenced; and MUCH more!

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