What’s Getting in Our Way? Creativity and Success with guests Sarah Lewis and Eric Maisel on Wed Oct 22 at 12pm EST

During this week’s show you will learn about:

  • The true nature of human creative endeavors
  • The most unlikely places to find innovation, success, and new ideas
  • How to revel in our blunders and failures
  • A new language for success and failure
  • The way a new relationship with your life purpose can alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction
  • Top tips for living your creative life
You can listen in to this show’s podcast here!
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Sarah Lewis is a cultural historian and a Du Bois Fellow at Harvard University. She is the author ofThe Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery (Simon & Schuster), a layered, story-driven investigation of how innovation, discovery, and the creative progress are all spurred on by advantages gleaned from the improbable, the unlikely, even failure.

She has served on President Obama’s Arts Policy Committee and as a Trustee of Creative Time, The CUNY Graduate Center, the Brearley School, and the Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts. She has also held curatorial positions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Tate Modern, London.

Her second book, focused on the role of photography in the exposing the fiction of racial categories, is under contract with Harvard University Press. Her essays on race, contemporary art and culture have been published in many journals as well as The New Yorker, Artforum, Art in America and in publications for the Smithsonian, The Museum of Modern Art, and Rizzoli.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, an M. Phil from Oxford University, and her Ph.D. from Yale University (expected Fall 2014). She lives in New York and Cambridge, MA.

You can read more about Sarah here.



Eric Maisel, PhD, is a licensed psychotherapist and the author of Life Purpose Boot Camp and numerous other titles including Mastering Creative Anxiety, Brainstorm, Coaching the Artist Within, and Rethinking Depression.

Dr. Maisel became a California licensed family therapist and worked exclusively with creative and performing artists. In time he moved from therapy and the medical model to coaching, where he founded the profession of creativity coaching.

Dr. Maisel served as adjunct faculty at St. Mary’s College (Moraga, California) for ten years and created and wrote Callboard Magazine’s Staying Sane in the Theater column. He has presented lectures and workshops for the American Psychological Association, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Paris Writers Workshop, the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Savannah College of Arts and Crafts, the U. C. Berkeley Counseling Center, and many other venues.

Dr. Maisel has been a guest on, quoted in, or interviewed by Redbook, Glamour, Cosmo Teen, Men’s Health, Body and Soul, KRON television news, Martha Stewart Living, Self, Marin Magazine, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Daily News, The Arizona Republic, Common Boundary, and has provided hundreds of radio, television, and print interviews.

Dr. Maisel has been the keynote speaker at the Jack London Writer’s Conference, Pikes Peak Writer’s Conference, William Saroyan Writer’s Conference, Indiana Arts’ Administrators Conference, Mendocino Writer’s Conference, Santa Fe Conference on Creative Tourism, Arizona State University Arts & Letters Convocation, and many other conferences.

He presents workshops at the Omega Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Esalen Institute, The Hollyhock Centre (in Canada), the Open Center, and Rowe; and at locations worldwide, including in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, Antwerp, Prague, and Berlin.

Dr. Maisel writes the Rethinking Psychology blog for Psychology Today online, a monthly print column for Professional Artist Magazine, and occasional pieces for the Huffington Post. He hosted a hundred episodes of The Joy of Living Creatively and Your Purpose-Centered Life with the Personal Life Media Network and provides core trainings for the Creativity Coaching Association.

Dr. Maisel is currently developing natural psychology, a new psychology of meaning that articulates the paradigm shift from seeking meaning to making meaning and that presents an updated vision of emotional distress reduction. Dr. Maisel has had forty books published and continues to train creativity coaches and to work with individual clients in his creativity coaching practice.

You can read more about Dr. Maisel here.

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Playing With Your Mind with guests Mario Martinez and Erin Olivo on Wed Oct 15 at 12pm EST

During this week’s show you will learn about:

  • What enables change in your life
  • The biocognitive approach
  • The MindBody Code
  • The Emotion Mind vs the Logic Mind
  • Wise Mind Living



Mario Martinez

Mario Martinez, PsyD, is a clinical neuropsychologist who lectures worldwide on the impact of cultural beliefs on health and longevity. His unique approach bridges the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, cultural anthropology, and cultural neuroscience. In 1998 he developed his theory of Biocognitive Science based on research that demonstrates how thoughts and their biological expression co-emerge within a cultural history. Biocognitive theory integrates research in psychoneuroimmunology, neuroscience, and cultural anthropology to conceptualize and address the causes of health, the learning of illness, and the biocultural ingredients of longevity as integral bioinformational fields that cannot be reduced to their cognitive, biological or cultural components. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is the author the novel, The Man from Autumn, and The MindBody Code, to be published by Sounds True in November 2014.

To learn more about Mario and his work, visit biocognitive.com.


Erin olivo

Erin Olivo, Ph.D., MPH, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and has been an assistant clinical professor of medical psychology at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons since 2004. She is the former director of the Columbia Integrative Medicine Program, which she headed in collaboration with Dr. Mehmet Oz. Dr. Olivo lives in New York, NY.

See http://www.erinolivo.com.

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The Upside of the Dark Side with guests Robert Biswas-Diener and Todd Kashdan on Wed Oct 8 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Comfort addiction
  • Some advantages of narcissism
  • Some limits of kindness
  • Why you should be your ‘whole’ self


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Ever since the 1970s when Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener traveled across the USA facing backward in his parents’ station wagon he has been fascinated by seeing the world from a fresh perspective. This extends to his scientific study of happiness. As a researcher Dr. Biswas-Diener spent a decade looking for happiness in unusual places: among sex workers in Kolkata, in homeless shelters in California, and among Amish farmers in the Midwest. The results of his investigations led him to believe that comfort is over-rated and that true happiness includes occasional guilt, sadness and anger. He is author of The Upside of Your Dark Side, a book that argues that we must embrace distress and discomfort to be whole, happy, and successful.

You can learn more about Dr. Biswas-Diener here.


Dr. Todd B. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. He is a world recognized authority on the science of well-being, strengths, relationships, stress, and anxiety. His honors include faculty member of the year and early career awards from the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and International Society for Quality of Life Studies. He has published over 150 scholarly articles and authored Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (William Morrow), Designing Positive Psychology (Oxford University Press), andMindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology (New Harbinger), and his new book, The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why being your whole self – not just your “good” self – drives success and fulfillment (Penguin). His research has been featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times and The Washington Post. He’s a twin and has twin 7-year old daughters, with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists.

You can learn more about Dr. Kashdan here.

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How Do We Relate to Food with guests Jenni Schaefer and Dr. Drew Ramsey on Wed Oct 1 at 12pm PST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Eating Disorders and how they change our relationship to food
  • What role negative body image plays
  • Intuitive Eating
  • National Kale Day
  • The connection between food and mental health
  • How food helps or hinders our brain’s ability to receive happiness



Jenni Schaefer’s straightforward style has made her a role model, source of inspiration and confidant to people worldwide looking to overcome adversity and live more fully. She presents regularly at colleges and universities, including Harvard and Yale, in corporate settings, at conferences and in many other venues. Chair of the Ambassador’s Council of the National Eating Disorders Association, she has been interviewed on many syndicated radio and television shows, including appearances on Today, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil, and her work has been recognized by publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times.

Jenni’s breakthrough bestseller, Life Without Ed, which has recently been released in a tenth-anniversary edition as well as audiobook, established her as one of the leading lights in the recovery movement. Her next book, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, widened her message to one of self-actualization and personal fulfillment. With her latest, to help the millions of people who struggle in the grey area between normal eating and full-blown eating disorder, she teamed up with Harvard Medical School to write Almost Anorexic.

An accomplished singer/songwriter, an avid biker and hiker, and a woman whose passion for life is contagious, Jenni lives in Austin, Texas with her husband. For more information, please visit www.jennischaefer.com.


Dr Drew Ramsey

Dr. Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health. An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, his clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety.  Using the latest brain science and nutritional research, modern treatments, and an array of delicious food he aims to help people live to their happiest, healthiest lives.

His work and writing on food and brain health been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Prevention, NPR, The Atlantic, Self, The Doctors Show, CBS News, and Men’s Health. His recent bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) helped elevate kale to celebrity status and has made this superfood accessible to thousands. His first book, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) explored the impact of modern diets on brain health and then proposes a solution of recipes and meal plans.

Dr. Ramsey is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his specialty training in adult psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, received an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Earlham College.

You can learn more about Dr. Ramsey here.



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The Art and Joy of Relationships with guests Dr. Julia Colwell and Dr. Jacquie Del Rosario Wed Sept 24 at 12pm EST

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • How to be a conscious partner
  • Power struggles and the blame game
  • Relationship ingredients
  • From fizzle to sizzle: re-igniting your relationship
  • What to make a priority


Julia Colwell
Psychologist Julia B. Colwell, PhD, has spent over three decades exploring relationship dynamics with individuals, couples, and groups. She is the author of The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-it-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship, now available through Sounds True, and wherever books are available. She is the founder of the Boulder Center for Conscious Community, and has kitchen-tested everything she teaches in her 25-year relationship with her spouse Kathryn Kucsan in Boulder, Colorado.
You can learn more about Julia here.


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 “America’s Marriage Coach” Jacqueline Del Rosario is President and CEO of Recapturing the Vision International, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy marriages and family strengthening. Also a published author, speaker and nationally regarded media personality, Dr. Del Rosario has been a certified pre and post-marital counselor for more than 20 years. Her cutting-edge series, Marriage Solutions and The Marital Constitution™, help couples successfully work through problems and find healthy solutions. She has two children and currently resides in Miami, FL with her husband of over 20 years.
Dr. Del Rosario may be reached online at www.DrJacquie.com.

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