• 00:59

    Resilience

    in Politics Conservative

     


     


    Navy SEAL and best-selling author, Eric Greitens offers a masterpiece of warrior wisdom.  In 2012, Eric unexpectedly heard from a former brother SEAL.  Zach Walker had been one of the toughest of the tough.  But since his return home from war, he’d been plagued by PTSD and masking his pain with heavy drinking.  Zach and Eric started writing and talking daily as Eric set down his thoughts on what it takes to build resilience in our lives.


    Eric’s letters –drawing on both his own experience and wisdom from ancient and modern thinkers—are now gathered and edited into this timeless guidebook.


     


     


    Tags:  Eric Greitens, Resilience, SEAL, Zach Walker, PTSD, war, Obama, hardship, drinking

  • 00:30

    Put the Pedal to the Metal as Rev Kev, Kevin Tankersley is on the Show!

    in Entertainment

      On this episode of The VDown, we welcome DDP Yoga Warrior and success story, Rev Kev, Kevin Tankersley! At 22 years old and at 305 pounds, Kevin was experiencing health problems. Bad knees, shortness of breath and chest pains were starting to own his life. Kevin knew that if he was going to have a life with his fiancee and his family, a change was needed. Kevin looked to his faith in God to help him find an answer.


      In 2010 he found his answer. At a wrestling convention in the ATL, Kevin met DDP and saw Arthur's video, but it was winning an autographed DDP action figure that read " Do your YRG (DDP YOGA) or else!" that was his sign from God that he had been looking for. After 4 months of DDP Yoga, Kevin lost 107 lbs! As life does sometimes, it got in the way and Kevin did gain much of his weight back.


      Kevin is now on the comeback trail of owning his life again and owning DDP Yoga and is now back to fitting into a size medium shirt! So tune on Tuesday, March 31st at 5 pm CT/ 6 pm ET and listen to Kevin's story of owning life, falling off and coming back with a vengence and about the value of never giving up on your dreams or yourself. If you can't catch us live you can always listen later at www.thedown.webstarts.com, www.blogtalkradio.com/vdown or dowload on iTunes. Don't forget to donate to the DDP Yoga Hardship Fund by either visiting focusforwardyoga.com or by buying our products at www.thevdown.webstarts.com/products.

  • 00:30

    Getting Down on The VDown to the Road to Wrestlemania!

    in Entertainment

      On this Saint Patty's Day edition of The VDown, we are gearing up to the WWE's Wrestlemania! In this episode, Michael will discuss his current opinions of the WWE as well as the upcoming Wrestlemania. He will also talk about past memories of wrestling and why he just never grew out of it. This will be a low down no BS version of the show so if the kids are around tell them to ear muff up, because like Steve Austin's Thursday Edition of his show we are going Unleashed. So tune, hell call in and give your thoughts and wrestling past, present and future as we gear up for Wrestlemania on Tuesday, March 17th at 5 pm CT/ 6 pm ET. Remember if you can't catch us live, you can always listen at www.thevdown.webstarts.com, www.blogtalkradio.com/vdown, or download on iTunes and don't forget to donate to the DDP Yoga Hardship fund at www.focusforwardyoga.com or by buying our products at www.thevdown.webstarts.com where 75% of the net proceeds go to the DDP Yoga Hardship Fund.

  • 02:08

    The Biz With D: Interview w/ Tank + Melanie Amaro + 12 Til

    in Music

    Strength can often be found in the midst of struggle. It's in those moments of hardship that we fully understand who we are and what we're really capable of. Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Tank realized that in late 2012. While working on the TGT super group album, Three Kings, with Ginuwine and Tyrese, he simultaneously endured a string of revelatory personal shakeups.


    "Those were some trying times from a relationship standpoint," he admits. "We were finally getting TGT together, and I was going through it personally. Everything was happening all at once, and it was a lot to face. I went through this headache and heartbreak, but I emerged in a better place. That's when music started coming to me. I was initially trying to hide everything behind this heavy and intense 808 vibe, and I leaned towards my strengths instead. I started playing piano and drums again as well as adding live instruments. In the past, I've only made music in the middle of a storm or on my way into one. This was the first time I made music under sunshine. I've been blessed to have a great story and testimony now."


    Tank came out on the other side with that "story"—his sixth full-length solo album, Stronger [Atlantic Records]. In between releasing Three Kings and touring, he spent the better part of 2013 building his latest body of work. Whether he was on a plane, in hotel rooms, or at home in Los Angeles, he completely submersed himself in the creative process. Tank also found an inspiring collaborator in the iconic Jerry "Wonder" Duplessis [The Fugees, Shakira, Miguel]. While in Jerry's NYC studio one night, the pair simply clicked.

  • 00:35

    Transforming Hardship into Joy (Part 2) with Author Andrew Holecek

    in Self Help

    Andrew Holecek is an author, spiritual teacher, and humanitarian.  As a long-time student of Buddhism, he frequently presents this tradition from a contemporary perspective – blending the ancient wisdom of the East with modern knowledge from the West.  Andrew offers seminars internationally on meditation, dream yoga, and death.  He is the author of “The Power and the Pain: Transforming Spiritual Hardship into Joy” and “Preparing to Die: Practical Advice and Spiritual Wisdom from the Tibetan Buddhist Perspective” and is presently writing a two volume set on meditation.  The first book is entitled, "Meditation in the i-Generation:  How to Meditate in a World of Speed and Stress," and the 2nd volume is entitled, "The Benefits of Meditation:  Cognitive, Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, and Social Advances. “ 


    Andrew is also the co-founder of Global Dental Relief and travels each year to India and Nepal to provide free care to impoverished children.  Visit Andrew’s website at http://www.andrewholecek.com  


    Like America Meditating on Facebook and download our FREE Pause for Peace App.


     

  • 00:47

    Tank Fancalls

    in Music

    Strength can often be found in the midst of struggle. It's in those moments of hardship that we fully understand who we are and what we're really capable of. Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Tank realized that in late 2012. While working on the TGT super group album, Three Kings, with Ginuwine and Tyrese, he simultaneously endured a string of revelatory personal shakeups.


    Tank makes music you can live with forever. His first two classics, 2001's Force of Nature and 2002's One Man, both achieved gold status, while his most recent solo outing This Is How I Feel landed in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 upon its debut. He's garnered an impressive four Grammy Award nominations and collaborated with everybody from Chris Brown and Drake to Omarion and Kelly Rowland. Moreover, he remains an accomplished songwriter in his own right, penning tunes for the likes of Jamie Foxx, Pitbull, Aaliyah, and more. He even contributed to the score of Dreamgirls, making a cameo in the film. 


    Join us on Wednesday as this Grammy Nominated solo artist, writer and producer and 1/3 of the group TGT answers your questions. Call in 646-929-1325 at 6:30pm est and Talk To Tank. Follow us on BlogTalk Radio for updates on more celebrities Fancalls coming soon. so you can be one of the first to know and participate in weekly Fancalls.

  • 01:31

    LOTL The Comfort Zone Welcomes Tank. Debuts New EP " If You Were Mine "

    in Music

    Strength can often be found in the midst of struggle. It's in those moments of hardship that we fully understand who we are and what we're really capable of. Grammy Award-nominated R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Tank realized that in late 2012. While working on the TGT super group album, Three Kings, with Ginuwine and Tyrese, he simultaneously endured a string of revelatory personal shakeups.


    "Those were some trying times from a relationship standpoint," he admits. "We were finally getting TGT together, and I was going through it personally. Everything was happening all at once, and it was a lot to face. I went through this headache and heartbreak, but I emerged in a better place. That's when music started coming to me. I was initially trying to hide everything behind this heavy and intense 808 vibe, and I leaned towards my strengths instead. I started playing piano and drums again as well as adding live instruments. In the past, I've only made music in the middle of a storm or on my way into one. This was the first time I made music under sunshine. I've been blessed to have a great story and testimony now."

  • 03:04

    Share your story tonight -7PM Pacific - with Craig Sicilia and Cheryl Green

    in Education

    March is brain injury awareness month, let us share our stories tonight and we can share them with everyone, will post the link of our sharing everywhere.  The struggle of self-discovery is one of lots of extreme hardship and no-one understands.  They don’t understand because of many reasons but one that stands out is they cannot see our invisible disability, and people have a hard time believing what they cannot see.  And our struggles sound like excuses to those who can’t relate or right after one of our struggles.  Let us share and help make people understand the best that they can and the best that we can as we describe the journey of discovery for a survivor and their families.  Let us make brain injury awareness about those living with brain injury.

  • 00:29

    Hulk it Up with Travis Roberts!

    in Entertainment

      The VDown train is coming totally off the tracks as Midwest Strong's own Travis Roberts brings his additude and brand of DDP Yoga to the show! Travis is a DDP Yoga and Certified DDP Yoga Level 1 instructor with an extensive background in martial arts. So watch your mouth jabroni or first he'll round house kick you and then hit you with the Diamond Cutter! BANG! 


      Travis had an active lifestyle practicing martial arts until a job opportunity caused him to move. As Travis says in his www.ddpyogacertification.com/certified-members/ bio, he moved, but his active lifestyle didn't. After three years, Travis weighed 270 pounds and needed to make a change. After deciding he needed to take back his life and own it, Travis dropped to 185 pounds in just 9 months by doing DDP Yoga!


      Don't miss Travis tell his story and get inspired on Tuesday, March 10th at 5 pm CT/ 6 pm ET. Remember if you can't listen to us live, you can always listen to the archived version of the show at www.blogtalkradio.com/vdown or download on iTunes. Don't forget to donate to the DDP Yoga Hardship Fund by going to www.focusforwardyoga.com or by buying our products at www.thevdown.webstarts.com.

  • 01:00

    Tough Talk Christian Radio

    in Christianity

    Tough Talk Christian Radio with host Tony Gambone and his guests Bill Jenkins & Jana Flaig:


    Bill Jenkins founder and senior pastor of church of acts in indianapolis Indiana for past years . Also a life coach, conference speaker and author of 4 books . I host a weekly tv program on TBN and have received the mayors community service award and I've been recognized by Indiana business magazine as a "man of distinction" .


    Jana’s an ovarian cancer survivor and Founder of the BEEN THERE – GOT THE WIG!® Breakfast Club & Ministry who shares her story of challenging her battle with fear using humor, a positive attitude and faith to inspire others to never give up! Her book--FIGHT FEAR and FOSTER FAITH—is encouragement wrapped in humor, and provides practical tips to knock out fear that can discourage us, diminish our faith, rob us of hope and threatened to defeat us as we go through tough times or a hardship. (www.Amazon.com)

  • 00:30

    Choose 2 Tune In to Nolan Bobbitt!

    in Entertainment

      We've had a break, but now it's time to get back to the show and we do it with none other than DDP Yoga Level 1 Certified Instructor and DDP Yoga success story Nolan Bobbitt! Nolan deals with a form of arthritis that can make fitness extremely difficult. The arthritis, coupled with an unhealthy food lifestyle got Nolan to the point where he weighed 360 pounds.


      Inspired by the Iatola of Rock and Rolla, Chris Jericho, Nolan found DDP Yoga and Chose 2 Change. Nolan was not only able to change his life but he is now owning it every day as he has lost 130 pounds in addition to becoming a certified instructor. So tune in on Tuesday, March 3rd at 5 pm CT/ 6 pm ET and catch Nolan and his incredible story or if you can't catch us live, listen to the archived version of the show at www.blogtalkradio.com/vdown or download us on iTunes! Don't forget to donate to the DDP Yoga Hardship Fund by either going to www.focusforwardyoga.com or buying our products at www.thevdown.webestarts.com/products!

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