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  • 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.

  • 00:57

    The Easter Mission

    in Religion

    In this Easter episode of Navy SEAL Radio, host David Rutherford defines the critical lessons we can learn from the meaning of Easter and how these lessons can give us a mission to follow in life. David brings light to the dark space of negativity and gives his audience the tools to embrace their fears and endure lifes hardship by finding something to believe in. Don't miss this powerful show, tune in Saturday April 4th at 0830 am EST. HOOYAH

    Top Navy SEAL Motivational Speaker, Author and Performance Coach, David Rutherford ignites audiences with his high energy, no nonsense approach to motivating people to succeed in any environment imaginable. As a top Behavioral Training Specialist David motives people from all walks of life with his motivational philosophy called Froglogic - A Navy SEAL Motivational Training Program. Derived from 20 years of personal exploration into the human condition David combines his incredible journey with 70 plus years of Navy SEAL operations, training and elite lifestyle performance successes. His masterful ability to inspire enables individuals and teams to forge their Self-Confidence, Live the Team Life, Embrace their Fears and Live with Purpose. HOOYAH 

  • 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.

  • 00:35

    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.


  • 00:25

    BEN SPENCER: Chuja Exit Interview

    in Travel

    Ben Spencer made it through 6 months on the biggest hardship posting in Korea's EPIK public school program, the rapidly shrinking fishing community of 2000 on Chuja Island, 2 hours north-west of Jeju by ferry.

    I spoke with him in October and agreed to catch up again at the end of his contract to see how he had maintained morale and motivation in such an isolated environment.

    In this exit interview two days prior to leaving Korea forever and returning to life, love and home in Ireland, Spencer speaks about life in a one industry community, Chuja's lack of self-sufficiency and why he ended his teaching contract early. He also expands on some Chuja-related topics established by The Jeju Weekly article 'And You Thought Jeju Was Remote' from August, 2009.

    Spencer's intriguing and articulate prose on Chuja life can be found at OBSERVATIONS FROM THE COUNTRYSIDE at https://countryobservations.wordpress.com/ and his earlier writings can be found at SPENCER COTTAGE INDUSTRIES at https://spencersteaandsympathy.wordpress.com/

    Music on this episode courtesy of '60s Korean girl-group THE PEARL SISTERS. An explainer on the group from kpopstarz.com: http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/81483/20140227/pearl-sisters-hate-it.htm

    A link to The jeju Weekly article can be found here: