Spiritual teacher Tony Samara author of four books will share with us his mission to encourage people to lead a life in order to realize the evolution of human consciousness. Dr. Maurie Pressman creator of the program to help Olympic ice-skaters visualize their success will talk to us about his new book Living in the Super Mind and how he developed Spiritual Psychotherapy.
 
 
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) started in 1935 and has grown immensely throughout its lifetime. Since the founders Bill W. and Dr. Bob started AA it has inspired other groups to form like Gamblers Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Overeaters Anonymous, and Sex Addicts Anonymous. In this episode you will learn about some of the history and traditions of AA, and some things about its founders. You will get a new perception of AA while listening to my intern, Joseph Anglim interview Mike Fitzpatrick.
 
 
Do you know what the actual ingredients and the nutritional value of your food is? Stanley Rak of Food Facts will tell us how we can access this information on his Internet database. If you are a person who needs allergy-free foods, but still wants flavor Laurie Sadowski is the person you want to meet. She will discuss her cookbook The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Cakes and Cookies.
 
 
Family is very important. Richard Hill did not know he was adopted. It was quite a journey to finally connect all the dots. Katie Pratt is a farmer and wife and mother. Their seven generation family farming business stresses the importance of working together. Wife, mother, educator, and poet Katya Taylor did not start her family until she was in her forties. Family makes all the difference. Learn the importance of your family from this episode.
 
 
The word “mojo”comes for the African Congo word “moyo,” which means your life-force. If your ‘life-force’ seems to have dimmed, now is the time to reclaim your Mojo, in Midlife ( or otherwise). Discover how to overcome the obstacles that stop you from living your life’s purpose and get sparked into action! Frankie Picasso’s book, Midlife Mojo: How to get through the midlife crisis and emerge as your true self is not a self-help book. It is a “to-do” book that will guide you on your quest to change. Stay tuned as we also explore her book No Bull Allowed- How to Lose the Losers and Lasso in Love written in collaboration with Kelly Wallace.
 
 
Violence affects all of us. The Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting in December of 2012 shook us all to the core. It reminded us that what we hold precious can be taken from us in a millisecond. Jeanine Jones social worker and domestic violence expert will educate us about how to recognize the traits of an abuser. Winston Johnson Director of Prevention Intervention Services for Hartford Connecticut Public Schools will inform us about how school social workers are being trained to recognize and to avert such tragedies.
 
 
Social workers serve in a variety of capacities from a statistician studying trends in the social work labor force to a public figure on a reality television show. Dr. Tracy Whitaker addresses the information gap and strengthens the link between science and service (research and practice). Psychotherapist Mark Gaynor goes where others fear to tread entering the homes of animal hoarders enduring the stench and the filth to offer a helping hand to freedom from their obsessions. Learn how they help others.
 
 
What happens to those people who have medical and mental health needs but do not have the funds to pay for them? Who helps them? Velma Stevens works with those diagnosed with Sickle Cell and Mark Lazarus works with the homeless many of whom lack the basic necessities of life. Hear how these two social workers are making a difference in the lives of disenfranchised people.
 
 
Social Workers wear a variety of hats. Some teach, head agencies, write policies, work in hospitals, nursing homes, or for the government. Some social workers treat individuals, families, and groups to help the clients solve their problems and become self-sufficient. You may not be aware how many times a week a social worker has helped you. Throughout March, Social Work month you will learn about the variety of jobs they perform.
 
 
Healers come in many forms. The practitioner may do Reiki, or be a medical intuitive, or talk to spirit guides. The person may just help you adjust to a chronic illness that will not be alleviated. That is what hospital chaplain Richard Cheu does. Lisa Brown-Tarves uses her hands, her mind, and her intuition to help her clients to heal from their mental and physical conditions. Both have much to teach us. Let us be their students.