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  • 00:28

    From News Article to Best Selling Memoir with Aspen Matis & Crystal-Lee Quibell

    in Writing

    Crystal-Lee Quibell will interview author, Aspen Matis on how writing about her most traumatic experience for the New York Times Modern Love column led to a book deal and her best selling memoir – Girl In The Woods.


    Aspen Matis is the best-selling author of the memoir - Girl In The Woods. After being raped on her second night at college, Aspen Matis dropped out. Trekking into the desert, Aspen left her sheltered suburban life behind, searching for a way to heal. Inspired by the beauty and turmoil enveloping her on the trail, the author wrote poems, personal accounts, and dispatches from her tent. After moving to New York City, she published a popular account of her experiences in The New York Times’ Modern Love column to outstanding praise, which led to this memoir. She now lives in Greenwich Village, where she's finishing her degree at The New School and working on her next novel. You can find her on her website at www.aspen-matis.com


    Crystal-Lee Quibell is an aspiring writer and book coach with a particular love for memoir. She is a champion for the written word and an obsessive book collector with a serious case of wanderlust. A self-described mermaid and witchy woman for life. Follow her travels and book publishing journey by visiting Crystal-Lee at www.crystalleequibell.com


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  • 00:43

    A Spiritual Memoir with Energy Healer Jasmina Agrillo Scherr

    in Spirituality

    Jasmina Agrillo Scherr knows about resilience. Her life has never been easy. As a child, she felt different from the get-go because she sensed and saw what others couldn't. Her mother - manic, depressed and irrational, wanted to take her to "head doctors." Jasmina suffered through illness while living with a mother who was "a walking time bomb." Her situation only got worse for her in adulthood; among other things she had a brain tumor that almost killed her and a heartbreaking divorce.


    Jasmina knows about resilience, but she also knows the joy of buoyancy and a life filled with spiritual blessings; a loving son and an adoring husband. She knows the beauty of connecting to the world beyond this reality, serving others, and being guided toward the light whenever at a crossroads.


    Jasmina Agrillo Scherr has walked the path and then held her hand out to others. Spiritual pilgrim, yogi mystic, meditation coach, brain recovery counselor, and spiritual healer, she has spent more than 25 years inspiring people the world over, teaching them how to access and use the power of their heart to impact consciousness, health, performance, creativity and relationships.


    Her new book, Mirror of My Soul, Sanctum of My Heart, is a spiritual memoir and inspiring treatise on how heart-resonance, intuition and resilience can get you past the tough times and into the thrive times.


    Today Jasmina is here to share her story and to provide the wisdom and inspiration to be in our hearts looking for our inner truth.


    To learn more about Jasmina Agrillo Scherr, please visit http://www.jasminaagrilloscherr.com

  • 00:58

    Episode 43, My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven

    in Spirituality

    Today’s show deals with a topic that you are either extremely comfortable with or extremely not. Today’s topic is life after death. Join us as we speak with Dr. Elisa Medhus, M.D., a physician who has been practicing internal medicine for over 30 years. Dr. Medhus is also the mother of five and author of My Son and the Afterlife, which was followed by a book she co-authored with her son Erik after his death, called My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven. 


    Join us as Dr. Medhus shares why she believes death is an illusion, a transition, rather than a loss and how life on the other side has many similarities to life on Earth.


    To connect further and learn more, visit Dr. Elisa Medhus's blog: Channeling Erik

  • 00:46

    The Year After – A Rape Memoir

    in Politics Progressive

    With unflinching honesty and unsinkable spirit, The Year After offers a rare and intimate portrait of trauma. Inspired by original journal entries, the daily challenges of recovery from rape at the restless age of 24 are artfully interwoven with reflections from early childhood and twenty years beyond in the search for understanding so familiar to those who have wrestled with life-changing upheaval. Now a psychoanalyst, Warner subtly brings a forward-looking perspective to the narrative while remaining true to the arduous journey through emotional volatility, interpersonal conflict, and the tasks of criminal prosecution after the rapist is identified in a lineup. The result is an empowering memoir about the courage to heal and the promise of peace.


    The Year After received the 2014 Reviewers Choice Award for Best Memoir, and was a finalist in the 2014 International Book Awards’ Best Non-Fiction Narrative category.


    Kirkus Reviews calls it “An honest, moving and inspirational memoir of recovery.”


    For more on Ashley Warner, please see:


    http://www.ashleywarner.com/


     

  • 01:15

    My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven

    in Spirituality

    What is it like to Die?


    How do spirits communicate with the living?


    Is there a heaven?


    What is it like?


    In this raw and compassionate memoir written from the other side, we finally ahve the answers. My Life After Death begins on the fateful day when 21 year old Erik Medhus took his own life. What follows is Erik's moment-by-moment account of his death, transition and the new life he discovers in the afterlife - told for the very first time in his own words as channeled by renowned medium Jamie Butler and transcribed by Erik's mother Dr. Elisa Medhus.


     


     

  • 01:06

    Dr. Elisa Medhus on My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven

    in Spirituality

    Is there life after death? Is there proof of the soul?


    Elisa Medhus, a physician and mother of five, received the news any mother could receive. Her 20-year-old son, Erik, committed suicide by taking a .45 caliber handgun and shooting himself in the head in their home. Erik was bipolar.


    As a woman of science and skeptical about the soul's survival after death, she began to question her beliefs when inexplicable events began to happen shortly after Erik's death. Erik began to communicate with family, friends and blog members.  After devouring various books on quantum physics explaining the science behind spirituality, her beliefs began to shift. She became a believer. Now, she channels Erik through renowned medium Jamie Butler, asking him questions about death, the afterlife and so much more. 


    As her blog members join her in this journey toward spiritual understanding, Erik continues to offer not only his insight as an insider on the other side, but also adds some comic relief with his mischievous pranks. She shares her journey in her first book, My Son and the Afterlife: Conversations from the Other Side. Now, Erik has authored his own book, My Life After Death: A Memoir from Heaven. (see Orb photographs attached below taken by Dr. Medhus' daughter.)


    In addition to her two books about Erik, Dr. Medhus is also the author of three award-winning parenting books, Raising Children Who Think for Themselves, Hearing is Believing, and Raising Everyday Heroes.  


    Website: www.channelingerik.com

  • 00:35

    Special Episode: Excerpt from Fayola Delica's Memoir, "The Authentic Me..."

    in Lifestyle

    This is a special episode with Fayola Delica, the Host of Finding Your Hidden Treasure BlogTalkRadio Show. She is going to talk about her upcoming memoir, "The Authentic Me...".


    Fayola Delica is a native from South FL. She is an Author, Speaker, Life & Business Coach & Radio Host. Ms. Delica has written two e-books that you can find on her website @ www.fayoladelica.com. She is the Founder of Fayola Delica, LLC., a professional motivational speaking & life coaching services company. She assists individuals in setting goals & strategizing a plan to reach them.


    She is also the Founder of The 360 Evolution Academy, a holistic etiquette school. The 360 Evolution Academy provides 4 different 8-wk long seminars for youth (boys & girls) between the ages of 11-17 yrs old, recent college graduates to prepare for the workforce, & for singles in preparing for “healthy” dating relationships. She believes in pouring into the lives of others, especially the youth because so many people have poured into her.


    Her professional trainings are as a Health Educator & Registered Nurse (BSN). She obtained her B.S. in Health Science Education (BSHSE) with a minor in Community Health from the University of Florida (UF) in 2003, and graduated with honors, cum laude in three years. Then, she attended the University of Miami (UM) in Coral Gables, FL where she obtained a second post-baccalaureate degree of a B.S. in Nursing (BSN RN) in 2005. In addition, she has taken a number of graduate level courses in pastoral counseling & theological studies.


    She is on a mission to share her story of facing much adversity but with faith in God overcame them.


    Link: www.fayoladelica.com

  • 01:00

    The Healing Benefits of Writing and Publishing a Memoir

    in Motivation

    A memoir begins with the need to tell a story. The story often contains a momentous life situation which the author needs to excavate and examine in order to discover how the event shaped his or her values and opinions. Telling the story in a way that readers can see themselves can create a healing experience for both the writer and the reader. In my case, I decided to break my silence about my husband's death in the Vietnam War.


    Ruth W. Crocker, Ph.D is an author, writing consultant and expert on recovery from trauma and personal tragedy. Her book, Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War describes her experience following her husband’s death in Vietnam and how she found resources for healing. An excerpt has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. 


    Ruth's contact info:


    www.ruthwcrocker.com


    www.facebook.com/ruthwcrocker


    Connect with Bonnie at www.bonniegroessl.com  


    Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CoachBonnieGroessl


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  • 00:27

    Why We Write About Ourselves with Meredith Maran

    in Self Help

    Columnist and Author Meredith Maran discusses why we write about ourselves. She’ll share how she gathered the wisdom and advice of 20 memoirists for her latest book. She’ll share tips on how to keep writing when you want to quit as well as the risks and rewards of memoir. 


    Meredith Maran is the author of thirteen nonfiction books and the acclaimed novel, A Theory Of Small Earthquakes. Meredith also writes book reviews, essays, and features for newspapers and magazines. Her next memoir is scheduled for release in 2017.


    Crystal-Lee Quibell is a memoirist, book coach and aspiring author. 


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  • 01:25

    Episode 11: Kenny Porpora, author of the memoir The Autumn Balloon

    in Writing

    In this week's episode, I talk to author and journalist Kenny Porpora about his debut memoir The Autumn Balloon. 


    The show also features:


    An interview with Emily Griffin, Kenny's editor at Grand Central Publishing
    Writers on Writing Radio Show 
    My New School MFA classmate Erin Harris
    Writer's Psych with Dr. Ike


    Listen on demand or download on iTunes.

    ABOUT KENNY PORPORA


    Kenny Porpora’s work can be found in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Newsday, and The Huffington Post, and is an associate editor and part-owner of Man About World magazine. He graduated magna cum laude from Hofstra University, where he studied philosophy and holds an M.S. from Columbia in investigative journalism. He wrote his master’s thesis on professional wrestling. He’s reported on some of the biggest national news stories of the last decade, including the New York Yankees’ World Series win, the 2008 presidential primaries, the John Gotti, Jr. trial, and the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ plane crash.
     
    The Autumn Balloon is his first book. He lives in Los Angeles.

  • 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.