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Life Changes Show, June 28, 2021

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Indestructible: The Hidden Gifts of Trauma with KRISTA NERESTANT; and Musical Guest: AMANDA GUNNELS aka MY DEAR WENDY

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

“Indestructible: The Hidden Gifts of Trauma,” with Guest, Author and Life Coach, Krista Nerestant; and Musical Guest, Singer / Songwriter, Amanda Gunnels, aka My Dear Wendy, on The LIFE CHANGES Show Ep 639


Guest, Krista Nerestant

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Krista Nerestant
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Life Coach, certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming and The Satir Method of Transformational Systemic Therapy and author
Guest Biography


Krista Nerestant is the author of the memoir, Indestructible. She is also a practicing life coach, educated and certified in Neuro Linguistic Programming and The Satir Method of Transformational Systemic Therapy to heal family dynamics and trauma, and an advocate for women and children.

She hosts a podcast, “Self-Care Tuesdays,” that is dedicated to encouraging, empowering and elevating the journey of self-care. She’s teaching women it’s OK to be “Self-ish!” 

Her book, “Indestructible: The Hidden Gifts of Trauma,” is out now! to learn more go the books section.

“Indestructible” spotlights the unbroken spirit of the woman survivor. Through the power of perspective, archetypes, courage, self-love, resilience, and more, Krista rose and faced every obstacle to champion the life she wanted for herself and her family, and in the process fell in love with the journey. “Indestructible” inspires, teaches and represents survivors from all backgrounds and cultures so they too may heal and discover their very own hidden gifts of trauma.

(F)ocus (A)cknowledge (C)ommit (E)xecute

F.A.C.E. any situation by focusing your mind, acknowledging the spirit, commit to your self-development, and execute specific techniques with the highest and best energy you have now attained after the session. you will leave with an expanded awareness of your(self) and the world around you.     

“I am passionate about my mission to inspire, motivate, and teach individuals practical & intuitive techniques to implement in their everyday life to live their best life.” 

Guest, Amanda Gunnels

Guest Name
Amanda Gunnels
Guest Occupation
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter
Guest Biography


Born and raised in an Atlanta suburb, Amanda Gunnels always had a passion for music. She began taking classical piano lessons in elementary school, and quickly evolved into a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter by the end of high school. Though piano is still her main instrument, Amanda is proficient on bass guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, and vocals.

After moving to Los Angeles and attending Musician’s Institute, Amanda decided to upgrade her music and create My Dear Wendy, a songwriting project that continues to be the focus of her musical career.   Her latest album, The Apple Falls Far Pt 1, is available everywhere now!

In 2018, she relocated to Nashville, Tennessee to continue songwriting and record her next album in Music City. It was there that she landed an endorsement with Warm Audio, a British microphone and gear company. You can also hear her songs “Man Down” “I Can’t Wait”  and “Enough (Single Version)” on a few episodes of The Young and the Restless.

Amanda has followed her dream all around the country, and now has settled back in her favorite State, California. My Dear Wendy continues to release new music, and Pt 2 of The Apple Falls Far will be released this Fall.

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Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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BBS Station 1
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