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  • 00:28

    Special interview with author Sheyel Rorie!

    in Dreams

    Motivational Speaker and uthor of "Trial by Fire, the Making of a Vessel" Ms. Sheyel Rorie up close and personal! She will tell of her trial by fire, her life story and experience with hardship and how she was pulled out of the "fire" so to speak. Stay tuned because you'll be touched, inspired, and encouraged by Ms. Sheyel Rorie!

  • 01:07

    Career Management Fundamentals

    in Jobs

    Who are the most important people in your life?

    The most popular answer to that question is: “My family.”  For most of us, “family” represents those individuals who believe in us and trust us to provide them with the necessities of life.

    I now ask you to begin thinking of your family as your Personal Board of Directors.  These are the people to whom you have the greatest responsibility and who will benefit the most from your successful job search.  They are also the individuals who endure hardship if your search is unproductive and there’s no other source of income.  Put another way, your Personal Board of Directors deserves to have you working at nothing less than peak performance during your search. 

    That’s why learning to detach from the grip of The Black Hole is so essential.  While The Black Hole is a no-brainer to use,  that personal comfort level comes with a steep price tag:  no acknowledgement of resumes and cover letters, no status updates via e-mail or phone calls, and no invitations for interviews … just to name a few.  And getting miserable results like that does nothing to support your Personal Board of Directors. 



  • 00:32

    Meet the Author of The Passion With-in: Birth of Passionpreneurs Mr. Oumar Hill

    in Entertainment

    Join Ms. Reason as  she speaks with Mr. Oumar Hill. Mission of Mr. Hill, the Passionpreneur, is to share his passion with humanity and encourage those undergoing hardship and adversity, to just keep smiling and moving forward. To uplift and encourage the life of all the people he encounters, whether it be Washington D.C., Africa or Canada, Mr. Hill wants his journey, life and writings to serve as a testimony that God is good and anything is possible. His purpose is to simply get people to think above and beyond their current problems, stay focused and disciplined and let their life serve as a testimony to others. 

  • 00:28

    It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Kal-El Skylander, Eric Young is on the Show!

    in Entertainment

     On this edition of The VDown, we welcome DDP Yoga warrior Kal-El Skylander or also known as, Eric Young. Inspired by his dad, Eric has been into fitness his whole life. Weight training and martial arts were his bread and butter. So it came as a shock when his doctor told him that he was going to die. High cholesterol levels and other issues were damaging his body. He had to do something different. His wife then told him to try this yoga she found. Eric was skeptical but was blown away when she told him that it was done by Diamond Dallas Page. Being a wrestling fan Eric checked it out right away. Within six months of doing DDP Yoga, his labs had all normalized. (Information courtesy of The Team DDP Yoga Experience Podcast with Ross Raymond, www.RossRaymond.com)

      So tune in on Tuesday, April 28th and listen to Eric's story and get inspired to own your life. If you can't listen live, you can always listen later at your leisure to the archived version at www.blogtalkradio.com/vdown. Don't forget to visit www.focusforwardyoga.com to donate to the DDP Yoga Hardship Fund or go to our products page at www.thevdown.com and 75% of the net proceeds for our products go toward the Hardship Fund. #getdownonthevdown

  • 00:25

    This Snake Bites Deep! WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts is Here!

    in Entertainment

      On this episode of The VDown, we welcome one of the wrestling greats and WWE 2014 Hall of Fame inductee, Jake "The Snake" Roberts!

      Jake first came to prominence as a wrestler for the then WWF in the 80's but a life of addictions got in the way of his life and his career. Then just a few years ago and at the point of wishing that God would take him to the Great Beyond, his old friend Diamond Dallas Page reached out and showed him the awesomeness that is DDP Yoga. Through will, determination and the support and help of friends, Jake has fought through his darkness and discovered the joy that can be found in life which also enabled him to become a member of the WWE Hall of Fame.

      So join us at www.blogtalkradio.com/vdown and listen as we talk to Jake on April 21st at 5 pm CT/ 6 pm ET. Don't forget to donate to the DDP Yoga Hardship Fund by either going to www.focusforwardyoga.com or by buying our prodcuts at www.thevdown.webstarts.com/products and 75% of the net proceeds go to the Hardship Fund!

    nake Bites Deep! WWE Hall of Famer Jake "The Snake" Roberts is Here!

  • 01:00

    KOC Attributes of the Victors: Confidence

    in Spirituality

    Next on "Kept on Campus"
    with hosts "Ambassadors Winston T. Lewis III & Quinton K. Lewis"
    Brought to you by "Kingdom United Ministries Network"
    Call (914) 803-4491 to listen LIVE and press (1) to speak with the hosts

    The longer we journey, the more hardship and opposition we will face. After battling long and hard against our enemies the struggle can seem to make us cower and hide and thats how we should be right? WRONG! In this months broadcast we will talk discuss one of the most powerful yet seemingly most overlooked keys to victory, Confidence! Join as as we discuss how our confidence can lead us though the hoards of oppression we face and help us to charge through the barriers in which our opposition has built. You won't want to miss this one folks!

  • 01:00

    Does God expect us to suffer, go through trials even once we become a Christian?

    in Religion

    We've talked about having a broken heart & how Jesus came to heal the broken hearted.  But today I want to address something that speaks to Christians specifically, that of enduring hardship.  I don't know anyone who has escaped hard times.  Some of us go through them easier than others and with a better attitude, but we all go through them.  Why does God allow this?  I Peter 1:6-7 says "In this you greatly rejoice though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuiness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 

  • 02:03

    O YE DRYBONES : Black Like Me, 50 Years Later UNCUT

    in Current Events

    John Howard Griffin had embarked on a journey unlike any other. Many black authors had written about the hardship of living in the Jim Crow South. A few white writers had argued for integration. But Griffin, a novelist of extraordinary empathy rooted in his Catholic faith, had devised a daring experiment. To comprehend the lives of black people, he had darkened his skin to become black. As the civil rights movement tested various forms of civil disobedience, Griffin began a human odyssey through the South, from New Orleans to Atlanta.

    John Howard Griffin and the Story of Black Like Me. “It’s a useful historical document about the segregated era, which is still shocking to younger readers. It’s also a truthful journal in which Griffin admits to his own racism, with which white readers can identify and perhaps begin to face their own denial of prejudice
    Most Americans saw civil rights as a “Southern problem,” but Griffin’s theological studies had convinced him that racism was a human problem. “If a white man became a Negro in the Deep South,” he wrote on the first page of Black Like Me, “what adjustments would he have to make?” Haunted by the idea, Griffin decided to cross the divide. “The only way I could see to bridge the gap between us,” he would write, “was to become a Negro
    As the civil rights movement accelerated, Griffin gave more than a thousand lectures and befriended black spokesmen ranging from Dick Gregory to Martin Luther King Jr. Notorious throughout the South, he was trailed by cops and targeted by Ku Klux Klansmen, 
    leaving him for dead. By the late 1960s, however, the civil rights movement and rioting in Northern cities highlighted the national scale of racial injustice .


  • 00:30

    This Alabama Slammer Hits Hard! Kristin Pasquill is on the Show!

    in Entertainment

      On this episode of The VDown we are joined by a DDP Yoga Warrior, success story and inspiration Kristin Pasquill! Kristin has dealt with weight issues throughout her entire life. Her biggest weight gain was during her pregnancy with her son in 2009 and weighed up to 287 pounds. Her weight was complicating existing health issues and she was a hairs breadth away from becoming a diabetic. She decided to make a change for herself and her family.

      She started a low carb diet recommended by her doctor and started exercising and dropped 154 pounds in two and a half years, but was still having struggles. 

      At the end of 2012, she had her daughter but did not repeat the previous mistakes that led to weight gain in her first pregnancy. Life then happened and anxiety and stress got the better of Kristin and she gained 60 pounds after she stopped going to the gym. Then towards the end of 2013 she made the choice to own her life.

      A friend introduced her to DDP Yoga. Kristin did the research that most of us do and the rest is history. She is now the healthiest she has ever been and instead of life owning her, she owns it and is on her way towards becoming a Certified Level 1 DDP Yoga Instructor.

      So tune in on Tuesday, April 14th at 5 pm CT/ 6 pm ET at www.blogtalkradio.com/vdown and catch Kristin's story and get inspired and energized. If you can't catch us live, you can always listen later at www.blogtalkradio.com/vdown.

      Don't forget to visit www.focusforwardyoga.com today and donate to the DDP Yoga Hardship Fund or go to www.thevdown.webstarts.com/products and get yourself a t-shirt or coffee mug and 75% of the net proceeds will go to the Hardship Fund. #getdownonthevdown

  • 00:59


    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

  • 00:16

    Your greatest pain IS your purpose

    in Dreams

    Yes, I've finally figured it out. Whatever trauma or hardship you went through could very well be your purpose in life. Let's talk.