Personal Development

Guest Name, Aaron Hoopes

Aaron Hoopes author of Reconnecting to the Earth
Aaron Hoopes
Author of Reconnecting to the Earth

Aaron Hoopes has studied karate, kung fu, tai chi, qigong and yoga for over thirty-five years. A native of Vermont, he spent many years in Japan and Australia studying with a number of exceptional teachers. He is the founder of Zen Yoga and the author of numerous books including Zen Yoga: A Path to Enlightenment through Breathing, Movement and Meditation, Perfecting Ourselves: Coordinating Body, Mind and Spirit, Breathe Smart: The Secret to Happiness, Health and Long Life. and The Zen Anti-Diet. His best-selling Zen Yoga Daily Warm-Up DVD has helped thousands of people integrate breathing and gentle movement into their lives. He is a Zen Shiatsu massage therapist and a long-time student of permaculture and plant spirit medicine. He runs the Dragon Mountain Kung Fu School and teaches yoga and qigong classes at the Zen Mountain Healing Center in Vermont.

Taming The Tida, July 11, 2019

Taming The Tida with Sharmin "Eslynne" (Turner) Smith

Taming The Tida with Sharmin Smith

Your Thoughts Podcast interview with Sharmin Smith

Guest Name, Stephen A Millet

Stephen A Millet
Stephen A Millet
Relationship Bliss Coach and Motivational Speaker

Stephen A. Millet is a transformational speaker and life coach who helps you to go beyond your physical, mental and financial limitations. He is often affectionately referred to as The BLISS Doctor.  Stephen teaches how to turn your negative limiting beliefs into positive powerful actions, your obstacles into opportunity, your tragedies into triumphs and create life-affirming relationships that you want, desire and deserve.

With 30 years of experience speaking in the private and professional sectors, he is an author, a licensed ordained minister, a professional technical instructor and a stand-up comedian.  Stephen was raised by a mother diagnosed with severe mental illness and an absentee father.  Before he was 18 years old, Stephen had moved 10 times across five different states with four sets of step parents and nine siblings. Over the course of his life, Stephen has overcome many obstacles including dropping out of high school, being rejected by the army, three divorces with high child support and alimony, depression, bankruptcy, foreclosure, being a single father and recovering from the financial and physical impacts of four significant surgeries.  Any of these unfortunate life events could have caused him to give up on life.  But, instead, he chose Talking Straight as his way to rise.

Today, Stephen and Sonji have been married 10 blissful, honeymoon years and counting. Together, they have raised their blended family of five children. They find their bliss by taking regular vacations, involving skiing, golfing, scuba diving and spa visits in exotic places around the world.

He is sought after for his personal coaching abilities and motivational techniques and is currently writing his autobiography. Stephen lives the principles he teaches. He will make you laugh, cry and think about the possibilities while you transform your life. If you feel insignificant, powerless, stuck, overwhelmed, stagnant or unhappy with your current situation, he can help you shift your paradigm. His clients are happier, healthier, experience life-affirming relationships and live more fulfilled and productive lives at home and at work. Stephen is frequently asked to appear at  speaking, coaching or training events.

Guest, Sandy Anastasi

Guest Occupation: 
International channel, psychic

Guest Name, Dr. Dravon James

Dr Dravon James
Dr. Dravon James
Motivational speaker, author, Everyday Peacemaker

Dr. Dravon James is the founder of Everyday Peace and the author of Freedom is Your Birthright. As a motivational speaker, Dravon’s goal is to educate, empower and inspire others to build the life of their dreams no matter what shows up in their lives- good, bad, or otherwise.

Her journey began in poverty on the South Side of Chicago. Though she had always dreamt of a career on the stage, Dravon went on to earn a doctorate in pharmacy from Creighton University and has worked as a pharmacist all of her adult life. Along with her medical career and theatrical aspirations, Dravon has also always had a keen interest in personal development. After reading Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power of Positive Thinking in college, she went on to make a lifelong study of the power we all have to create the life we want.

The insight she gained from her study has served her well during good times and bad. Her marriage hit the rocks, several of her pregnancies failed, her career took a tail spin for a time, and her health has been challenged, yet through it all she has continued to follow her dreams and now teaches others to do the same. Dravon is now the happy mother of two teenagers, a wife of 23 years, a successful pharmacist, motivational speaker, author, and an actress whose career credits include a recurring role on HBO’s acclaimed “The Wire”, many stage plays, and independent films. She continues to inspire and teach what she knows to be the most effective tool for transforming, creating and building a spectacular life—tapping into Everyday Peace.  Her client list includes the University of the District of Columbia, New Hope World Ministries, Today’s Care Adult Daycare, Stadium Place, and Next Chapter online radio.

The Courage to Break the Success Code, June 16, 2019

Sandra Biskind and Daniel Biskind
Voices of Courage with Ken D Foster

Voices of Courage with Ken D Foster

The Courage to Break the Success Code

Guests, Sandra Biskind and Daniel Biskind


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