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  • 00:31

    Giving Voice to Your Courage with Author Theo Nestor

    in Writing

    In this episode of Giving Voice to Your Courage, I'll be speaking with Theo Pauline Nestor, author of Writing is my Drink (A Writer's Story of Finding Her Voice and How You Can Too.) about the lessons of courage and how they can be applied to everyday living. 


    Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008), which was selected by Kirkus Reviews as a 2008 Top Pick for Reading Groups and as a Target “Breakout Book.” She holds and MA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the University of Washington. Nestor also produces events for writers such as the Wild Mountain Memoir Retreat, Bird by Bird & Beyond, and the Black Mesa Writers’ Intensive, featuring talks by literary leaders such as Anne Lamott, Cheryl Strayed, Julia Cameron, and Natalie Goldberg.

  • 00:31

    Giving Voice to Your Courage with Ernie Boxall

    in Writing

    In this episode of Giving Voice to Your Courage, I'll be interviewing Ernie Boxall who is penning his book about his visit to Israel. We'll be discussing some of the lessons of courage he experienced and how they've transformed him as well as impacted his ability to live courageously and what it means for writing a memoir. 

  • 00:30

    Giving Voice to Your Courage with Bob Walicki

    in Writing

    Dorit Sasson of Giving Voice to Your Courage, interviews Bob Walicki, a Pittsburgh based poet and the curator of VERSIFY, a monthly reading series in Pittsburgh, on the role courage has taken him from challenging the traditional roles of what it means to be a sensitive man in a field that looks on his poetic sensitivity as a weakness. 


     


    His work has appeared in HEArt, Stone Highway Review, Uppagus, The Kentucky Review,Grasslimb, and on the radio show Prosody. He won 1st runner up in the 2013 Finishing Line Open Chapbook Competition and was awarded finalist in the 2013 Concrete Wolf Chapbook Competition. He currently has two chapbooks published: A Room Full of Trees (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014) and The Almost Sound of Snow Falling (Night Ballet Press, 2015). He lives in Verona, PA with his wife, Lynne, and two cats.


     


    Bob Walicki has worked for years in the construction industry and as a plumber. As a poet, he's been the target of prejudices because he didn't fit into those traditional roles. Often he has to hide being a poet in the building trades industry though he says, "recently it's been liberating to write about those experiences in my new chapbook, "The Almost Sound of Snow Falling."

  • 00:30

    Giving Voice to Your Courage with Author Karen Elizabeth Lee

    in Family

    In this episosde of Giving Voice to Your Courage, I'll be interviewing Karen Lee Elizabeth, author of the memoir, The Full Catastrophe about the courage it took to live through an abusive marriage and to subsequently, write about it. 


     


    This book conveys Karen's story, a woman who overcame serious adversity of an 'invisible' kind and was able to not only to recover but also to gain from the ordeal. Through the lines of this book, her authentic voice emerges - conveying unutterable suffering, her resilience and her inspirational transformation. A unique document of the indomitable human spirit." 
    Renos K Papadopoulos, PhD., Jungian Analyst, Professor and Director: Centre for Trauma, Asylum and                 Refugees,University of Essex. Honorary Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist: The                         Tavistock Clinic, London.


     


    To listen to the past episodes of Giving Voice to Your Courage, click here.


     

  • 00:31

    Your Toxic Relationship Dance

    in Lifestyle

    Al Diaz and co-host Cindy Holbrook share their insights on Your Toxic Relationship Dance.


    Friday, February 5th  10am PST


    Topic: This feels normal to me. For the most part it's always been this way. How do I know if I'm in a toxic relationship? 


    Host Al Diaz: An acclaimed and internationally recognized Visionary, Transformational Guide, and Change Agent as an International Keynote Speaker, Author, Film Producer, and online Radio Host. 


    Co-host: Known as the Compassionate Divorce Coach, Cindy Holbrook supports women (and men too!) as they traverse the emotional roller-coaster of divorce to heal as they let go of the past and rebuild their life with less stress, more confidence and clarity. Her unique approach to deal with the liars, cheaters, crazy bitches and assholes has helped thousands to find and nurture the right relationships that are needed in order to create a happy and fulfilling next chapter in life. Cindy is a Certified Divorce Coach®, author and speaker. She draws on her personal experience of divorcing after a 20 year mentally abusive marriage, as well as that of thousands of men and women that she has helped. Her passion is to inspire tens of thousands of women to discover and fall in love with their own magnificent inner-goddess! 


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/YourToxicRelationshipDance


    To contact Al Diaz personally: al.diaz4love@gmail.com 

  • 00:30

    Giving Voice to Your Courage with Pamela Olson

    in Writing

    In this episode of Giving Voice to Your Courage, Dorit Sasson interviews Pamela Olson, memoirist of Fast Times in Palestine..."a moving, inspiring account of life in Palestine that's enormously informative yet reads like a novel... Part adventure story, part searing reportage, part love story."


     


    Pamela's story could just be any Westerner's story, even mine.


    My relationship with understanding the life in the Middle East was also informed by headlines and stereotypes. 


    On this episode, we'll talk about the courage it took for Pamela to break free from these stereotypes and to connect with the reality she was thrown into.


     


    To tune into the Giving Voice to Your Courage archives, click here. 

  • 00:14

    The End

    in Entertainment

    There can be no beginning if there is an end.The end is actually the beginning. You are done when you are free from fear, you are at peace with yourself, you see everyone & everything as God, & all you experience is Love. The end of the endings, is a gateway to the infinite. Only love is real, hence all separation is an illusion.

  • 00:31

    Your Toxic Relationship Dance

    in Lifestyle

    Al Diaz, co-host Cindy Holbrook, special guest Kate Galt share their insights on Your Toxic Relationship Dance.


    Friday, January 29th  10am PST


    Topic: How to Gather the Courage to Move on from Your Dysfunctional Relationship. 5 Detrimental Steps to Get You Started.


    Host Al Diaz: An acclaimed and internationally recognized Visionary, Transformational Guide, and Change Agent as an International Keynote Speaker, Author, Film Producer, and online Radio Host. 


    Co-host: Known as the Compassionate Divorce Coach, Cindy Holbrook supports women (and men too!) as they traverse the emotional roller-coaster of divorce to heal as they let go of the past and rebuild their life with less stress, more confidence and clarity. Her unique approach to deal with the liars, cheaters, crazy bitches and assholes has helped thousands to find and nurture the right relationships that are needed in order to create a happy and fulfilling next chapter in life. Cindy is a Certified Divorce Coach®, author and speaker. She draws on her personal experience of divorcing after a 20 year mentally abusive marriage, as well as that of thousands of men and women that she has helped. Her passion is to inspire tens of thousands of women to discover and fall in love with their own magnificent inner-goddess! 


    Special guest: Kate's mission and commitment is to create a world where women stop beating themslelves up, stop getting and staying in relationships where no one thrives, and start to demand a better life full of respect, pleasure, and peace. 


    https://www.facebook.com/groups/YourToxicRelationshipDance


    To contact Al Diaz personally: al.diaz4love@gmail.com 

  • 00:31

    Your Toxic Relationship Dance

    in Lifestyle

    Al Diaz and co-host Cindy Holbrook share their insights on Your Toxic Relationship Dance.


    Friday, January 22nd  10am PST


    Topic: What men and women want in a relationship.


    Host Al Diaz: An acclaimed and internationally recognized Visionary, Transformational Guide, and Change Agent as an International Keynote Speaker, Author, Film Producer, and online Radio Host. 


    Co-host: Known as the Compassionate Divorce Coach, Cindy Holbrook supports women (and men too!) as they traverse the emotional roller-coaster of divorce to heal as they let go of the past and rebuild their life with less stress, more confidence and clarity. Her unique approach to deal with the liars, cheaters, crazy bitches and assholes has helped thousands to find and nurture the right relationships that are needed in order to create a happy and fulfilling next chapter in life. Cindy is a Certified Divorce Coach®, author and speaker. She draws on her personal experience of divorcing after a 20 year mentally abusive marriage, as well as that of thousands of men and women that she has helped. Her passion is to inspire tens of thousands of women to discover and fall in love with their own magnificent inner-goddess! http://CoachingForDivorcedWomen.com


    To contact Al Diaz personally: al.diaz4love@gmail.com 

  • 00:30

    Giving Voice to Your Courageous Story with Terina J. Hicks

    in Entrepreneur

    On today's episode of Giving Voice to Your Courageous Story, I'll be interviewing Terina J. Hicks, a courageous entrpreneur who overcame a job loss and ultimately got past it when she launched her business CobblerWorld LLC. Her baked goods are featured in several food chains in the Pittsburgh area and at the Consol Energy Center during hockey season. 


    We'll talk about the courageous mindset it took to make such a gutsy move and how other aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from Terina's courageous mindset and her professional goals.


     

  • 00:31

    Your Toxic Relationship Dance

    in Lifestyle

    Al Diaz and co-host Cindy Holbrook share their insights on Your Toxic Relationship Dance.


    Friday, January 8th  10am PST


    Topic: How could he/she do this to me after everything I have done for them?


    Host Al Diaz: An acclaimed and internationally recognized Visionary, Transformational Guide, and Change Agent as an International Keynote Speaker, Author, Film Producer, and online Radio Host. 


    Co-host: Known as the Compassionate Divorce Coach, Cindy Holbrook supports women (and men too!) as they traverse the emotional roller-coaster of divorce to heal as they let go of the past and rebuild their life with less stress, more confidence and clarity. Her unique approach to deal with the liars, cheaters, crazy bitches and assholes has helped thousands to find and nurture the right relationships that are needed in order to create a happy and fulfilling next chapter in life. Cindy is a Certified Divorce Coach®, author and speaker. She draws on her personal experience of divorcing after a 20 year mentally abusive marriage, as well as that of thousands of men and women that she has helped. Her passion is to inspire tens of thousands of women to discover and fall in love with their own magnificent inner-goddess! http://CoachingForDivorcedWomen.com


    To contact Al Diaz personally: al.diaz4love@gmail.com