Sunday, October 11, 2020

Are You Tired of Misery in your Life?

"In every moment, there is a reason to carry on - this is a transitory moment and it will not be like this forever."



1985 … Los Angeles 

The Hair Band era has just begun, cocaine is the drug du jour and as the first girl hired at the iconic Hollywood Guitar Center, Taylor Van Arsdale was given a front-row seat to a parade of dreamers, druggies, and misfits flocking to the store. But in this world of — yes — sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, is also the story of a young girl discovering herself, making mistakes, falling in and out of love, and becoming a woman.

Her career began as the first girl hired at the famed Hollywood Guitar Center, and her debut narrative award-winning non-fiction, Cocaine To Bain: Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Inside Story of the Hollywood Guitar Centeris the culmination of that drug-drenched year.


Are you tired of the misery in your life?

Don't miss any part of Taylor's story - listen here:

In Taylor's words: "I have been truly blessed in so many ways—I mean, we all go through trauma. It’s inevitable. I’ve always tried to look at the positive side of things. But I also think we bring negativity to ourselves. You get to a point where you are like, “I don’t want any more misery in my life,” and you start eliminating things that make you unhappy.

I was with a really bad man for a long time and got sick of being hurt and unhappy (not my husband, but after him), and I kept thinking, “Why am I continuing on this path?

So I changed the locks and booted him out.” I had no money, no job, I didn’t know how I was going to pay my rent, but I thought, “I have to get out of this situation and no good will come to me until I do.” That’s the thing, for me it was, “I have to put my faith into believing that God will help me somehow.” When I finally took steps to improve my life, that’s when my life started getting better."


TAYLOR VAN ARSDALE RECEIVED HER BA in Screenwriting magna cum laude from Loyola Marymount University while working concurrently in film development at HBO, Los Angeles. She then served two seasons as a script consultant for NBC Universal before devoting 10 years to the field of journalism. Her work has been published in: Santa Monica Daily Press, Creative Screenwriting Magazine, Malibu Times Magazine, Music Scene Magazine, University Link Magazine, Music & Mayhem, Westside People, and Cheapism.com.

As a screenwriter, she has penned original works and adaptation, including a commission for the New York Times Bestseller, A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss. She has lectured on writing throughout California.




Rife with celebrity encounters, sexual tension, emotional crises, and laugh-out-loud moments, Cocaine To Bain is an eye-opening view of coming of age in a time and place like no other.

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Rife with celebrity encounters, sexual tension, emotional crises, and laugh-out-loud moments, Cocaine To Bain is an eye-opening view of coming of age in a time and place like no other. 

















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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

How One Mother Changed the Law to Protect Our Children

Carrie Kohan

Carrie Kohan is a national child advocate, federal government witness, and public spokesperson who changed the face of a country. In addition to changing Canadian law, Carrie founded Project Guardian and Mad Mothers Against Pedophiles (MMAP) in 1998. 

What MADD did for drinking and driving, Carrie wanted to do for pedophilia and the protection of children, by educating the public and change the laws.


Be that advocate
Your cause needs a voice

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Can an Unbreakable Spirit Triumph Over Brokenness?

"Addiction is a stealth predator. Unrecognized, it will grow and flourish. Unchecked, it destroys."
Stepping Stones

Marilea C. Rabasa was a lifelong substance user - food, pills, cigarettes, and alcohol were the solution to the stresses of everyday living. This almost always involved some form of overindulgence of an easily attainable substance and for a short time, she would feel better. 

As the consequences mounted Marilea fortunately found herself evolving into a woman capable of discipline. Add to that a determination to let go of old habits and make changes became a recipe for renewal.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

What is the Greatest Area of Stress in Your Life?

Stress is everywhere and in everything we do. Dr. Pete Alexander gives us some fast, effective tools to help deal with stress in all phases of our lives.

Professor Pete Alexander is a results-based coach helping hard-driving leaders
overcome their self-imposed barriers to success in business and life.
A recovering, hard-driving leader with over 30 years of sales, marketing, and
entrepreneurial experience, Pete successfully battled the negative effects of stress
head-on and developed the LIGHTEN™ stress relief model that motivates his peers
to take action in only a few minutes per day. 
  • Livelihood
  • Imagination
  • Genius (unconscious mind)
  • Health
  • Time - take action
  • Environment
  • Network of relationships

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Hope is the Ernest Expectation of Future Good



Charlena is known as the "Sunshine Girl" who has inspired thousands to influence their world by encouraging leaders, moving people, and changing the atmosphere around them. She is a life-changing communicator who imparts the wisdom, courage, and strength you need. She is a voice for our time.

Charlana Kelly is an author of four books. You are Not Here by Accident, Reaching Out with a Message of Hope, In Search of the King's Court, and her latest release: Irrefutable.

Charlana is an entrepreneur, community ministry leader, pastor, television host of Engage for Influence, and CEO of SpeakTruth Media Group LLC. which is a multimedia publishing company. Charlana works with authors from concept to completion of their book in print, digital, audio, etc.

Her interview is full of encouraging words and challenges us to realize our purpose and to fully realize that we are not here by accident. 
"Hope is ernest expection of future good." --- Charlana Kelly

Charlana's latest release, Irrefutable is beautifully crafted as a catalyst to not only embrace our testimonies but to allow them to shape and mold us and usher us into a place of intimacy with God.

In Irrefutable Charlana pulls back the curtain of her own life, and encourages us to stare our past square in the face. As we turn the pages, we see God's undeniable fingerprints all over the episodes of our own lives. Even when it hurts. And for the first time, many of us will see God's goodness and grace woven within them.

Irrefutable is a must-have addition to your library to use for yourself and as a ministry tool of foundational keys. Keys that will lead us to our predestined purpose, adventure, and fulfillment.  




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Friday, July 3, 2020

How do You Handle the Good and the Not So Good?

There is absolutely no doubt that during the last few months life has presented itself in a very particular way. We are living in extreme times and it is deeply affecting peoples’ minds and wellbeing. How do YOU handle the good and the not so good?

In general, and especially in times of crisis, most people haven’t been taught the skills they need in order to deal with the challenges of life. Claudia Dagnino helps people by offering some simple and effective tips on how to alleviate their current stress, allowing them to better face and interact with what life is currently presenting.

Overwhelmed by thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interfering with your life?

Saturday, May 30, 2020

How to Lead by Example by Leading Yourself First



Gina Gardiner has learned to walk twice as an adult.  For over 20 years, she ran her award-winning school from a wheelchair.  She focused on what she could do - rather than what she was not able to do. The gift of this experience was the development of a unique approach to life and the development of transformational leadership. 

Gina Gardiner is a No1 International Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker, Empowerment and Relationship Coach and Transformational Leadership Trainer with well over 30 years of experience helping people experience happiness, success, and fulfillment. She’s the founder of the Thrive Together Tribe membership and The Enlightened Leadership Programme.

Since 2004 Gina has worked with countless individuals, couples, teams, and organizations helping them to step into their potential, to learn the lessons from the past, and to recognize that it is their choice to step into their power and live a fearless life.  Gina is passionate about supporting people to live a truly happy, successful, and fulfilling life and supporting leaders to become the spiritual matriarchs and patriarchs who lead with integrity, compassion and the courage to do what is right rather than what is expedient.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

How is the Global Pandemic Affecting You?

Are you concerned about the impact the current pandemic may affect your life now and in the future? Would you like to break through the blocks that may be holding you back to accomplish your goals? Would you like to
know how to live a fuller, richer, healthier life?


Teresa Bruni, Founder of Less Fear, More Flow LLC, is on a mission to assist anyone who wants to accomplish that. Teresa's journey began over 20 years ago when she recovered from a decade-long chronic health condition. About 7 years into the depths of that illness, medical science still had no answers. She wondered if she would ever get well.

But she did! A solid belief in herself, knowing she had the power to create any kind of life she desired was the beginning. Then she cleaned up her environment – including her diet, relationships, thoughts, and emotions. And her desire is to help as many people as she can - to do the same.

Listen to that incredible story of her return to health here


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Have You Loved and Lost?

Christina Flauch

Christina Flach, the CED of Pretty Girl Makeup, has had numerous blows that would devastate most people. One Christmas morning, without warning, her baby died in his crib. Another was the news that her husband, Ken Flach, was dying of sepsis. Her story is one that everyone who has loved and lost needs to hear.

Christina is also a celebrity makeup artist, a board member at LAFACE Skincare, fashion correspondent for Soap Opera Digest, and a fashion commentator.


How could this have happened?

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Can You Overcome the Fear of Death?

Louise Evans beat cancer but she also overcame her fear of death. Louise is a Registered Clinical Counselor and author of The Cancer Conundrum.


Louise Evans

Life takes many twists and turns which can be a veritable roller coaster. When we are able to survive, the highs that follow can be greater than our lowest lows.

Our mindset is crucial to the healing process. As difficult as it can be, we need to find positivity in the direst situation.

In Louise's interview, she takes you through the process of overcoming the negativity that often surrounds desperate circumstances and realizing the UPSIDE of cancer:

 

Monday, April 20, 2020

Do You Compromise to Please Others?


Jothi Dugar beat the odds over serious health issues and severe depression as a result of never giving up. 



You will gain confidence in yourself as you listen to her challenge
and tips to a more fulfilling life or career:




Thursday, April 9, 2020

How to Wake Up Every Morning With Purpose



Pamela Pete was a homeless runaway and a high school dropout. After an
abusive marriage followed by another abusive relationship, she had to make a
change in her life in order to survive.

That day came when her ex-boyfriend arrived at her front
door in the middle of the night holding a gun and saying,
"I just killed somebody!"

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

How Is It Possible To Change from a Homeless Drug Addict to a Successful Businessman in a Year?

A year ago Peter Weddle was a homeless crack cocaine and heroin addict living on the streets. Today, 365 days later, he is a successful author, public speaker, and life coach for corporate businessmen.  How is that even possible? 

At his lowest point, Peter took 95 Tramadol and drank a bottle and a half of vodka to end his pain. He died for seven minutes but HE SURVIVED. From that point, his life changed forever. He tells his incredible story in this interview.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Is it Possible to Be Happy After Serious Tragedy?

Fran Caffey Sandin, a retired nurse, has authored two books, contributed to several anthologies and magazines. Fran lost two sons. She shares her story of how she found the strength to get through severe trauma.









Through all this heart-wrenching loss, including her father's suicide, she has learned much including what the three stages of grief are and how to survive them.  

She teaches us that we can overcome the effects of tragedy and how to help others survive their circumstances.

We need to know what to say and what not to say when our friends are suffering. 







During her interview, she details the three stages of grief:

  1. Crisis
  2. Crucible
  3. Construction

Monday, March 23, 2020

Winners Think About What They Want to Happen

Terry Tucker is an author, a motivational speaker, and an encourager. His blog, Motivational Check, gives daily posts of inspiration. Especially at a time we need it the most.


Motivational check

Terry is a perfect example of someone who will meet a challenge head-on and maintain a positive and inspiring attitude.  In his words:
"Suffering can be one of life's greatest teachers."

Saturday, March 14, 2020

How to Deal with a Cancer Diagnosis for your Child



Hunter Rose

Jay Hix Jones is the host and executive producer of the UplifTV documentary series, The Experience, producer of “Hoarders” and as a media professional also worked on “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “Ice Road Truckers.”  Jay and his wife Kara co-authored the book The Experience: 40 Days to Reconnecting Your Soul. Together they operate the film production company Hungry Fish Media with Dr. Charles Hix.  

Two years ago, Jay requested to be on Never Ever Give Up Hope but before we could do the interview, Jay's life was turned upside down when his four-year-old daughter, Hunter Rose, was diagnosed with stage four cancer. 

Cancer in children
Jay Hix Jones

















Tuesday, March 3, 2020

What Can Happen if You Only Dare to Hope?



Hope Mueller is an author, inspirational speaker, executive, and active not-for-profit volunteer. A results-driven leader and change agent, Hope is passionate about career development and community service, among others. 

Her early years were marked by the experiences of a hippie commune. Hope's unique childhood shaped her approach and interaction with the world, with a gift of creating order out of chaos and turning vision into reality.

To realize success:

  • FOCUS on the solution instead of the problem
  • Be comfortable with change
  • Persistence, persistence, persistence, and laser-focused on goals


Honest and raw with 
no request for empathy or complaint

Hopey chronicles the story of a courageous girl in a 70s southern Indiana commune, complete with flowers for dinner, a ball of acid in the freezer and orgies on the living room floor.

The chaos of her formative years, which are littered with violent episodes, periods of hunger and assaults, leads Hope to set off on her own at the age of 15.

Written as intense past moments, reflective chapters, and flash-forwards, these three voices come together to transcend time and connect the past and the present. 

Hopey is a reminder that we can love, believe, and be successful beyond all expectations -
if we ONLY DARE TO HOPE.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

PTSD is NOT a life sentence. There is a Cure


Cherie Doyen
Cherie Doyen is an author and a lifelong researcher of suffering. She has helped hundreds of people around the world to completely heal from PTSD. The focus of her work is to help those who have struggled through trauma.

On the heels of years of violent childhood trauma including sexual violation, came doctor after doctor, years of therapists and medications. Cherie was dying and no one knew why.

Stress kills people every day. The words of her final psychiatrist were that he could not help her.

Cherie became vigilant to find out why in a tangible and fixable way.  And she did.

PTSD is NOT a life sentence. PTSD can be cured. There is freedom.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

What is Multiple Personality Disorder and is it Treatable?

Irene McKay

Finally diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder after a lifetime of mystery about who she was and why she was suffering, Irene McKain's memoir follows her path from the frightening abuse of her childhood to the exhilarating light of healing and transformation.

Irene had 15 different personalities. Each one distinct and separate from another. This is not a subject we hear much about, but to those who have lived through the pain of not knowing who they are.....it is very real!

Thursday, January 16, 2020

How to Get Through the Devastation of Divorce



Denise Anderson
Small town drama makes Hollywood look like a walk in the park. For those going through a divorce in a small town and are ready to feel confident, capable, and competent, now is the time to take action

Denise Anderson is a certified life coach, mentor, speaker, and author of Small Town Divorce, A Road Map Through Devastation, Despair, and Drama.

The lessons Denise learned while going through a dramatic divorce helped her

create a simple path to personal power and growth. She discovered a commonality
amongst people that holds them back and keeps them imprisoned in their own minds.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

How to Understand Your Emotional Language




Emotions: the Roadmap to Freedom
Have you ever put on your "I'm OK" mask to get through your day?  There is a better way that helps rather than drains your energy. Liana Allison is the Australian-based founder of The Institute of Empathic Leadership and an international award-winning Empathic Leadership Coach. 

The Institute of Empathic Leadership is a powerful new kind of experience-based emotional intelligence coaching.




Liana had a wake-up call in the form of an emotional and physical breakdown. She had to find a way to live the life that supported me and discovered the power behind Emotional Mastery. This has given her fulfillment and the joy of living a life by her design.
Liana now shares this with other people around the world, helping them learn to understand their own emotional language, use their emotional software and feel confident going after anything they want in life.

Listen to her compelling interview to learn how to relate to your emotions whether they are 'negative' or positive ones: