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Guest, Lorie Gurnett

Talking Points Radio Toni – Every Day Business with Lori Gurnett

Welcome and intro – Listening live on FB, LI we have my EVA Pao ready and waiting to respond to your comments and questions with website links etc, like subscribe and email,, big shout out and thankyou.

Todays guest is the beautiful Lori Gurnett from one of my favourite places in the world, Canada! Before I introduce her live on the show hers a bit aboutr Lori

Lorie Gurnett is an award-winning author, coach and speaker who helps support first responders’ families and individuals through community to fight trauma, PTSD, depression, suicidal thoughts, combatting fear, and discovering their true identity in Christ.

Lorie struggled to believe she was worth anything. As a young lady, she doubted herself at every turn, felt invisible, and worthless. She even contemplated suicide. Today with new found knowledge, Lorie strives for the value of the human heart. She believes everyone have value and nobody is invisible.

She is the founder of Kingdom Definers, which serves young adults who struggle with their identity and value. She and her husband Merv are blessed with two encouraging children and live in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada.

Lorie says

In high school I used to write poetry, my mom encouraged me to enter a poetry contest and was published. Several years later I started writing my first book and reading it to my kids before bed. My daughter was my inspiration to finish it. She kept telling me that I had to finish the story, she needed to know what happens. While editing my first book, I have 9 people close to me die in that year, 2018. The battle with grief, suicidal thoughts, and identity are ingrained in this first story as my family and I grew, struggled, and triumphed on the other side. My book Treasure Kingdom was published Sept 7 2019 through Author Academy Elite. In October 2020, Treasure Kingdom won the best Fantasy of the year boom of Merit in the 2020 Author Elite Awards. I publish my second book in the series Unbroken Kingdom in 2021. This story brings you on a journey through abuse, unforgiveness, anger, and learning to stand where it has already been burnt. I want people to know they are seen, valued, and chosen.

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Why did you write the books?

Why do you say our value is worth fighting for?

You say people believe lies about themselves and that gives fear control.

What evidence do you have and why does this relate to your book?

What was your inspiration to go write Treasure Kingdom?

Why is having the greatest treasure so important?

Share one life lesson that dominates in the story.

Why is it easier now than ever to discover your true value and potential?

What are some of the benefits of going on a journey within to challenge

the way you see yourself?

Why did you feel the need to address grief, suicidal thoughts, and understanding one’s identity

You now have an online course available a 40-day course on discovering your identity and rising to your true potential.

Why should people purchase these courses and what benefits might they gain?

If we have time to touch on the next book..

Tonis Notes

Unbroken Kingdom

Don’t allow fear to hold you in bondage. Find your courage as you face your fears.

Will fear and unforgiveness plunge Robert into self-destruction or motivate him to forgive, stand firm, and triumph over adversity?

After Josiah and Senora saved Robert from suicide, he still struggled with unforgiveness toward his parents. How could his mom allow that man back into their lives again? With hatred on the rise, change on the horizon, Robert is faced with many conflicting concerns.

Senora is facing a new chapter in her life, graduating from high school and looking ahead to an unknown future, she is forced to face old friends and new adventures. Will the truth be Robert and Senora’s driving force or will deceptions divide their focus and separate them? Torn between two worlds, Robert struggle to make sense of everything. Enamoured by the mysterious Sam and conflicted by the young Katerina, he is unsure what the truth is. Being fed the lies of Lucas, will Robert find peace or allow anger to dominate his decisions?
Healing Energy for Everyone with Vivien Schapera

Talking Points Radio Toni – Healing Energy for Everyone

Welcome and intro – new 6 show series; Listening live on FB, LI website, like subscribe and email

Incredibly lucky to have Vivien Schapera on the show with us for the next 6 weeks where we will delve into all things healing energy for everyone. But before I introduce you all to this wonderfully experienced and wise woman, here’s a bit about Vivien at Work and at Home

Vivien Schapera began her career by training first in clinical psychology, and then in the Alexander Technique, a hands-on method for retraining neuromuscular dynamics. Through this work, Vivien developed a refined sensitivity to energy, leading her to add healing to her skills.

Perceiving a need for healing to become a recognized profession, Vivien founded FourWinds Academy for the Healing Arts & Sciences (1999), a school for training healers.

Vivien's books include Everyday Magic (2002 and 2020) a memoir, and How to Lose Weight and Gain Money (2004).

In 2020, Vivien published an award-winning, groundbreaking textbook, The Complete Guide to Crystal Surgery, introducing the world to a new form of crystal healing.

When not teaching, healing or writing, Vivien can be found gardening, cooking and spending time with her two granddaughters. Other interests include travel, photography and making YouTube videos. Vivien lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband and two cats.

Good evening Vivien and welcome to the show, we are so glad you are here!

The audience might notice Vivien’s beautiful accent. You haven’t always lived int the USA and originally came from SA. Can we talk about where you grew up and what that was like?

What was immigrating to the USA like for you and what prompted that decision to move? Was it a good decision and do you miss SA at all?

Vivien you trained in clinical psychology and then pivoted to the Alexander Technique – what was it the drew you to the technique and caused you to move away from psychology?

Can you tell the listeners a little about the history of the Alexander Technique and its connection to Australia?

I understand that this technique and actually paved the way for a number of other healing modalities. Alexander Technique has wonderful results for those with backpain, headache and neck pain. Do you still practice? What sorts of results can patients expect?

I wanted to talk about the founding of four winds Academy for the healing arts and sciences. Firstly what an amazing achievement and what a huge undertaking. Can you tell me about the sorts of training you did through the academy and how has that changed in recent years?

What your vision for the future of Four wings?

Let’s talk books, you have a number of amazing books but it all began with Everyday Magic didn’t it? What prompted you to write?

The book was first published in 2002, What made you republish in 2020? How much at things changed in those intervening years? Where can the audience get you book?

The biggest undertaking recently has been your text book The Complete Guide to Crystal Surgery – some 25yrs of research has gone into the writing of this book. Can you tell the audience what prompted you in this direction?

This is a text book with researched and referenced information what can people who study from this text expect to learn?

The human experience has three layers to it – physical mental and spiritual or mind body and soul. How do the concepts in Crystal Surgery positively impact on this construct?

Where can people get the book?

Over the coming weeks we will be exploring many different healing modalities across the spectrum of what’s now available to us as humans, remembering that we need healing on many different levels. Intuitively we know what we need but many of us dismiss our intuition.

Join us next week when we further embark on the journey of Healing Energy for Everyone.