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  • 01:00

    Compassionate Release, Yes? No? Maybe?

    in Women

    Should a dying inmate with 6 months or less to live be released from custody?

    We will discuss the case of David Moreno and others with his sister, Lisa Moreno. How do YOU feel about this controversial issue.
    And since Compassionate Release is the law in California, why can the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation get it right?

  • 00:30

    Compassionate Communication with Susanna Warren and Hot Pink YOUniversity

    in Self Help

    Hot Pink YOUniversity talks with Susanna Warren on Compassionate Communication and possibilities for travel to India and Nepal in November 2015.  We are so lucky to have her!

    Susanna Warren is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an international organization founded by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, creator of Nonviolent Communication.  She also is a Trainer and member of the Board of Trustees for Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio, a regional organization based in Columbus, Ohio.  She has a B.A. in Organizational Communication and a minor in Organizational Leadership and Executive Coaching, and is a business entrepreneur and has owned and managed two businesses for 23 years.

    Susanna has traveled the globe teaching Compassionate Communication in countries such as Vietnam, Peru, Bali, Greece, Turkey and Spain.  She provides coaching and training for individuals, families, groups and organizations throughout Columbus and beyond.

  • 00:25

    Compassionate Capitalist: Saving Taxes as an Angel Investor.

    in Business

    Karen Rands, Hosts the Compassionate Capitalist Radio Show.  Topics are relevant to investors and entrepreneurs that are passionate about bringing innovation to the market and creating wealth.

    At long last the Federal and State Governments have realized that most job creation comes from small to medium companies that bring innovation to the market and grow into bigger companies.   And, that the primary source of capital to start and grow those businesses are private investors...not the local bank.   To provide an incentive to the very wealthy to "give back" to their local enconomy by investing in local businesses that can create jobs through bringing innovation to the market---ie Compassionate Capitalism --- they have created tax credit and tax incentives.  

    This segment will review the various options that investors have to reduce their tax basis by investing in companies that have not yet gone public.   Investing in companes with tax credits associated with them has two wins...reduced taxes during the investment, and big return at the point of sale of the equity to a public market or another company.

    Are you an investor that is tired of the volatility and unpredictability of the stock market? Are you frustrated that you have little influence to affect the management or operation of that public company? Have you realized that the public stock market is actually pretty risky and the overall return on investment isn't that great?  Then learning how to invest in private companies, purchasing shares in a company before it goes public, while the valuation is still low, could be the wealth creation strategy for you.   Tune in to learn how to join the world of compassionate capitalism.

  • 00:37

    The Compassionate Capitalist's Outlook for 2013

    in Business

    Karen Rands, as a micro-economist, entrepreneur advisor, investor educator, cross-country networker and business pivot master, will share her reflections on 2012 and outlook for 2013. 
    - Entrepreneur Trends
    - Angel Investor Expectations
    - Economic Policy Analysis
    - Reflections of a Compassionate Capitalist
    Lines will be open to ask questions and express your opinions as well.
    Join the revolution--- Come Run with the BIG Dogs.
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    "Principle of the Game" is an original song and score by Karen Rands' daughter Shelby Bock.  Shelby is singing and playing this song.  It was recorded when she was 12, June 2012.

  • 01:00

    Compassionate Care

    in Caregiving

      ‘Life is a Sacred Journey’ - ‘Compassionate Care’

    February 27, 2014 5 pm

    Micheal and her guests discuss 'End of life.'

    Lael Duncan, MD is the Medical Director of Consulting Services for the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, a statewide partnership dedicated to the advancement of palliative medicine and patient centered end-of-life care.

    Stephen Jenkinson will discuss  ‘Grief Walker’ - a Canadian documentary film and poetic portrait of his work with dying people. Grief Walker is a ‘film about the redemptive power of the deep love for life, when life glimpses its end.’

    Join us on Thursday February 27, 2014 at 5 pm. Call us at (949) 270-5908 to join in the discussion.

  • 00:43

    The Power of Compassionate Communication

    in Women

    Ever wonder how you'll ever handle those difficult conversations that are so hard to face - with love and understanding? It is possible. Even if you consider yourself intellegent and aware, when those difficult conversations happen, you might become shy, uncomfortable with speaking, unable to get in touch with the words that express how you really feel, afraid of critical judgments, not know how to go deeper, or, be more present in your listening. This class will help you to bring your capacity to communicate to the next level of integration with who you feel yourself to be. It's also for you if you know that you are just not quite showing up, for whatever reason, in your relationships in a way that reflects the values of love and compassion that are an essential part of your spiritual orientation. In this free weekly class you will learn the basics of Compassionate Communication and bring love into those challenging conversations. And...you can participate from where ever you are! 

    To familiarize yourself with compassionate communication you can claim your free MP3 five intro talks gift at: http://www.womeninfullbloom.com/freegift/

  • 01:44

    Learn how to be more compassionate

    in Lifestyle

    Pastor Juan Goodson is coming to share with you "10 Ways To Be A Good Husband". You know Katherine the atagonist is sitting ready and waiting for what he will share. She even said she is even happy the men are going first.

    In A FEARLESS HEART: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives (Avery), Thupten Jinpa, Ph.D., highly acclaimed thought leader and the longtime English translator for the Dalai Lama, explores how powerful compassion can be, not just for others, but for our own wellbeing.

    The Year My Mother Came Back: Mother-daughter relationships are complex and diverse - as are many Mother-son relationships. Some mothers and daughters/sons are best friends. Others talk once a week. Some see each other weekly; others live in different states or countries. Some spar regularly. Some avoid conflict. Others talk through everything. And undoubtedly, there’s a hint of all these things in most relationships. But whatever your relationship is with your Mother, there are always new ways to make improvements!!! As we approach Mother’s Day, here’s a chance to talk to author Alice Eve Cohen about her new book, THE YEAR MY MOTHER CAME BACK….where she explores mother-daughter relationships with such warmth and honesty that you can’t help apply their lessons learned to your own!


  • 00:43

    Compassionate Parenting with Dr. Beth Halbert (DrBeth.com)

    in Parents

    As a parent, sometimes we are simply focused on survival – wake up, eat, dress, work/school, home, dinner, bath, bed and repeat. Because of this, we are missing some critical components to parenting, of which compassion for our children is one. Todays guest, Dr. Beth Halbert, PSY.D, is joining me to talk about some keys to compassionate parenting, what makes your child a defiant teenager or a depressed 3 year old, ‘the Stress Gap’, the ‘brag list’ and more.


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  • 00:31

    Compassionate Capitalist - Angel Investing when you don't have Cash

    in Business

    Often we hear investors say "That company has real potential.  I wish I had the cash to invest. My money is tied up in....".

    If they are high net worth and have been making the income that would qualify them as an angel investor, they likely have built up a portfolio that is worth over a million dollars.   The problem is that the portfolio is likely tied up in investment products that are not liquid or are somewhat illiquid because selling that product would decrease their return on that investment, incur a negative tax event, or a penalty for early withdrawel.   Furthermore, their financial advisors are discouraged by FINRA and the Broker that holds their license from discussing early stage private equity investments as part of a portfolio diversification strategy for wealth creation. So naturally, they wouldn't talk to that motivated investor about other means to make the private investment. 

    We will do just that in this broadcast.

    Karen Rands, Host of the Compassionate Capitalist show, will explore two ways to make investments into private companies when an investor doesn't have cash on hand but has ample accumulated wealth.

    1.  Self- Directed IRA

    2.  Portfolio Margin Loan

    To get more info on this topic, visit the My Virtual Angel World Blog: http://bit.ly/MVAW-cash

    To sign up for all announcements, news and excerpts of the Inside Secrets to Angel Investing, visit the National Network of Angel Investors member site: http://bit.ly/nnoai

    Join us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NNOAI

    and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenationalangelinvestornetwork

    To connect with Karen, visit: http://launchfn.com/contact.html

  • 02:03

    Voices of the Cannabis War Episode 5-Compassionate Release~ Free Pot Prisoners!

    in War

    Voices of the Cannabis War showcase the voices of the victims in the cannabis war! This week the theme is Compassionate Release!  This week you will hear from Beth Curtis and her outlook on compassionate release, we will be discussing Leopoldo Hernandez-Miranda, Cheri Sicard will be on to update us about Paul Free (a prisoner serving life) he has a birthday soon!  We will be getting a call from life prisoner Craig Cesal and we may hear from recently released Larry Duke, who was released from a life sentence thanks to compassionate release!  Stephanie Landa will be updating us on how you can help prisoners and Mindi will give her Mindi update!  We may also hear from Miggy 420 about what's going on in Washington!  You don't want to miss this show!    Our show brings the voices for you help you understand the trauma going on with those and those possess, sell or cultivate cannabis.  Over 50 people are serving life sentences and have been in since the 80's. Through a series of shows, you will hear from their family members and the prisoners themselfes. This show is an effort to remind the world of their sacrifices.  Voices of Cannabis War is hosted by Eugene Fischer (who spent 25 years of a life sentence in federal custody for our plant) and Kristin Flor (who's father died shackled to a bed because our plant is federally illegal).  It is presented to you by volunteers, Becca Nichols, Danielle Vitale Obrien, Mindi Griffiths, Kristin Flor and Eugene Fischer.  Regular guests include Craig Cesal (serving life in prison), Stephanie Landa, Mindi Griffiths, Miggy 420 and more!  

  • 00:40

    Using Compassionate Communications in Conflict

    in Relationships

    Andy Friend, a member of the core team of the San Antonio Peace Center  will share the work of the Peace Center , as well as insights around the tool of Compassionate Communication. He will also share some tips and strategies for approaching conflicts from a compassionate perspective, for the month of compassion! He will also answer questions via live call-in, and chat, about how to provide empathy in specific situations. You won't want to miss it!

    Andy Friend started his career in the Peace Corps, working in Central America. After that, he worked in community development in northern California and decided to become a certified life coach. For the past 5 years, he has shared compassionate communication with groups of social workers, psychologists, the US Military, teachers, and students in Mexico and the US, giving conferences and workshops in English and Spanish. Currently, he is living in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, a Mexican therapist, and they are both involved in compassion, art, dance and therapy activities in San Antonio.