Gratitude: The Secret Key to Lasting Love In this episode of Ask Dr. Love radio, Dr. Turndorf explains why gratitude is linked to relationship satisfaction. A decade of research proves the link between gratitude and relationship investment--the more couples value each other, the more they feel invested in working on the relationship and behaving in responsive ways. Because gratitude is infectious, one partner’s gratitude instills a similar feeling of gratitude in the other. This creates a relationship enhancing snowball effect. Tune-in and find out how you can use gratitude to both establish and maintain happy relationships by cultivating gratitude in yourself, your relationships and your life!
What if You Tried Something New, Silly and Fun, and it Ended up being your Life's Work?
That's exactly what happened to Ashlee, owner and creative director of Tease Studios in Denver. Through this work Ashlee has learned to love her body, just as it is, and to love herself in the process. She is also an inspiration to many other women as well as men through her presence, determination and commitment to solidly being herself.
As silly as it might sound to say that pole fitness and pole dance were a life changing, spiritual experience for Ashlee, the ancient Buddhists themselves worked out with a pole as a form of meditation and strength training, so clearly they were on to something!
Ashlee discovered pole fitness/dancing when she and some of her co-workers in the clinic she was working as a nurse in, decided to give it a try. At the time she had never thought about pole fitness or what is was, merely a fun and wild way to get to know her co-workers. She instantly fell in love with the confidence that she felt when she was in class. The community was so accepting and encouraged her to love her body, self and to grow.
At the time, her primary form of fitness was power lifting. So to find something that encompassed the strength but also the femininity she lacked was amazing. After a year or so she began instructing and fell in love all over again but this time it was the joy of watching women fall in love with themselves and be empowered in all areas of their lives. Ashlee was in a car accident in 2014 that left her with a TBI and mobility issues. She credits pole and the community that surrounded her for her recovery and the ability to come back to pole.
The universe, in ways it always does, presented the situation for her to take over the very studio she instructed at. In March of 2015, Ashlee was blessed enough to take Tease Studio and has not looked back since. She has competed in PSO Nationals in 2015 and took 3rd place in her division. This last year she was a finalist in Colorado Pole Championships showing the community that staying true to ones self is far more important than becoming what everyone expects.
Nick Inman author of A Guide To Mystical France asks the question, “Think you know France? Look again. The most visited country in the world is full of secrets and hints of ancient wisdoms.” Nick guides us through the hidden sacred sites exploring people architecture and uses behind the legendary sites of Carnac, Mont-Saint, Michel, Notre Dame, Chartres and other places less known, but equally important. Some of the people we encounter on his exploration of France include The Templars, Cathars, Gurdjieff, King Arthur, Nostradamus, and alchemists such as Fulcanelli. For the last 25 years British Born Nick Inman has been a travel writer specializing in France the country he lives in and loves.. He has a lifelong interest in and an extensive knowledge of things esoteric and spiritual. He is a photographer journalist editor and translator and has a long term interest in personal development and complementary therapies. He is curious and in awe of life and its possibilities.
Roberta Grimes a former guest of the show who returns to share her new mind altering book Liberating Jesus. Roberta Grimes, who is an attorney and afterlife expert which resulted in 2 previous books The Fun of Dying and The Fun of Staying In Touch makes afterlife evidence accessible through the lens of Quantum Physics and a 21st Century View of Universal Energy. Her new book “Liberating Jesus” shares her amazing discovery that Jesus’ description and understanding of the afterlife squares perfectly with those who communicate from the other side to mediums and loved ones and those who have had near-death experiences. We have as a witness, Jesus who confirms the meaning and purpose of human life, God, reality, death and the afterlife.
Ecomind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want – A Conversation with Anna Lappe
Do we really have a dangerous climate change underway? Is it man-made or not? Is there anything each of us as individuals can do about it? Huge amounts of money are spent to convince us that there is nothing to worry about, and as President George Bush said after Sept 11, “Whatever you do, don’t stop shopping.”
Today’s guest, widely respected author and educator Anna Lappe, disagrees with Faux News and others who disclaim the “Climate Change Hoax” of the scientific community. Known for her work as an expert on food systems and as a sustainable food advocate, Anna shares with us her belief that ideas have enormous power and that humans are capable of changing failing ideas in order to turn our planet toward life.
In this revealing conversation we try to identify the core, often unspoken, assumptions and forces now taking our planet in a direction that, as individuals, none of us would choose. We look beneath the wasteful and superficial “consumer frenzy,” to see that consumption is a wonderful window into our feelings of empowerment, security and connection, and beyond technology fixation to see the importance of relationships in the change we want to make.
Anna shares with us the power of our mental frames, how we have been programmed to believe in the myth of corporate power, and how we can, instead, dispel the helplessness and hopelessness we have been trained to feel, and bring our true power forth. Through her Small planet mission Anna teaches people that they need no longer disparage their actions as “mere drops in the bucket.” Once we’re able to see the “bucket,” we realize our drops are quite spectacular.
Come, join us in this very timely conversation. You can purchase Anna’s most recent book, Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It at Dr.Miller Recommends Amazon Store.
The Healing Power of Love
Dr Bernie comes together with his radioactive family Lionel Ketchian and Deborah Beauvais to have an open discussion of love and healing. Bernie shares a couple of stories about two women, one who had an abusive childhood leaving her with emotional scars, another who had a fireplace accident leaving her with physical scars...both remain in touch with Bernie to this day.
Seek Reality – Interview with Laura Mayer
Laura Mayer is a spiritual transformational counselor and occupational therapist whose beautiful book, Unlocking the Invisible Child: A Journey from Heartbreak into Bliss, tells a gripping story. While her parents weren’t really abusive, they were so lacking in love and emotional support that in childhood Laura developed debilitating symptoms. Eventually she was diagnosed with a crippling terminal illness. Her decision at fifty to heal herself led her on an extraordinary voyage toward her own miraculous healing, and to the healing of all her troubled relationships. Now she is a mentor and a beacon to others who want to heal, and to make their lives all that they can be.
Living a Purposeful Life
Have you often wondered what your life’s purpose is? Do you strive to contribute more or to figure out what your talents and gifts are? There are many ways to make your contribution to the planet and humanity. Listen in as Leah Marie discusses how discover your life’s purpose.
The Path to Wealth - May McCarthy
A clear path to wealth and abundance in just 30 minutes a day! In today’s economy, it’s more important than ever to get clear about your personal and professional goals- and to commit to a plan that will get you there. In The Path to Wealth: Seven Spiritual Steps for Financial Abundance, multimillionaire entrepreneur and angel investor May McCarthy shares her own daily practice to help you do just that.
Since 1982, May McCarthy has founded and grown several successful companies in a variety of industries, including fashion retail, domestic and international telecommunications, and healthcare software and capital equipment, which have gone on to grow to 250 employees and over $100 million in annual revenues. As part of McCarthy’s passion for entrepreneurship, she is an active angel investor and advises a variety of startup companies. She also serves on boards for philanthropic, arts, and educational service organizations.