• 00:30

    Author and Adventurer Kurt Koontz about his book A Million Steps

    in Self Help

    VividLife Radio's Kristen White speaks with author and adventurer Kurt Koontz about his recent book, A Million Steps. In A Million Steps, Kurt shares his month-long adventure walking from village to village in Spain along a route that pilgrims have followed since medieval times. Kurt also navigates through his personal history of addiction, recovery, and love. Kurt Koontz grew up with a lot of the outdoors in Boise, Idaho. He studied business at the University of Puget Sound, then returned to his hometown to rise through the ranks as a sales executive for Micron Technology. While working, he traveled on business across the U.S. and the world. When he retired at age 36, he took to adventure travel—mostly by bicycle across Europe and in the Western U.S. and Canada. It wasn't until 2012 that he began writing about his adventures. That year, he walked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago, the Spanish pilgrimage route dating from medieval times. This journey, he says, was a very different kind of travel. On the Camino, he lived moment to moment, not knowing where he would find the next meal or sleep the next night. As he walked the 1,300-year-old route, he heard unforgettable stories from other pilgrims and took a deeper look at his own life stories. Recorded in his journal and e-mails home, they became the foundation for his first book, A Million Steps, due out late this year. He now lives and writes near family and friends, on a tree-lined creek in Boise. http://kurtkoontz.com/about-kurt/


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  • 01:00

    A Million Steps with Guest Kurt Koontz:The Jenn Royster Show

    in Travel

    Dr. Jenn welcomes guest Kurt Koontz, author of the book, A Million Steps. The title for this book is a rough estimate of the number of steps he took while walking the Camino de Santiago. Over the course of a kilometer, he counted 1,153 steps. Kurt did the math and discovered that he would take a total of 909,717 steps on the trail between St. Jean Pied-de-Port, where it began, and Santiago de Compostela, where it ended. Kurt added in another 3,000 or so steps per day to cover the walks to dinner and short hikes for sightseeing. Kurt will be sharing his insights on self discovery, lessons learned and the inspirations gained on a solo pilgrimage journey.


    About Kurt Koontz: After retiring early from his job as a successful sales executive for a Fortune 500 technology company, Kurt Koontz volunteered in his community and traveled across Europe and North America. He never considered writing a book until he walked nearly 500 miles across Spain in 2012. Those million steps were so compelling that he returned home and began writing and speaking about his life-changing adventures. He lives and writes on a tree-lined creek in Boise, Idaho. Learn more  http://kurtkoontz.com


    This episode has been pre-recorded

  • 01:06

    Kurt Koontz: A Million Steps

    in Spirituality

    Experience a transformative journey of nearly 500 miles on the historic Camino de Santiago with retired Fortune 500 executive Kurt Koontz.  Kurt's recently released book A Million Steps climbs over the high meadows of the Pyrenees, quests through the unceasing wind of the Meseta, and dances in the rains of Galicia.  The grandeur of Kurt's adventure is revealed not only on the trail but in the heart, as he navigates through his personal history of addiction, recovery and love, all the while embracing the beauty of the countryside and joyful connections to other pilgrims from around the world.


    Kurt retired at the age of 36.  For the past decade, his travels have taken him to all corners of the world, requiring both physical and mental endurance. 


    For all of us who enjoyed The Frontier Beyond Fear interview with "Walking the Camino" filmmaker Lydia B. Smith, hearing Kurt's account of his personal experiences will provide another profound perspective on a 1300-year-old pilgrimage bridging inner and outer worlds.


    Kurt's web site:  KurtKoontz.com


     


    Frontier Beyond Fear music copyrighted by Grammy award winner Larry Seyer, www.larryseyer.com, included in this podcast with his permission.


     


     

  • 00:52

    The Million Dollar Idea Network (Daily Tools)

    in Business

    Welcome to the First Day of the Rest of Your LIfe.  Organization is a good thing. We will be talking today about organization. Being intetional in your work place and home. Also give you one thing to think about Changing to the positive something in your Spirit, Soul/Mind and Body.


    The Open House for Our new Office is Thursday April 2nd and Friday April 3rd

  • 00:12

    The End of Stress: Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain

    in Spirituality

    Most people grasp the fact that stress damages health, decreases emotional intelligence, scars relationships and prevents us from succeeding fully in life. YET, studies show that 83% of us are doing NOTHING about it. We’ve become acclimated to stress, believing it cannot be solved.


    IT CAN


    There is a solution to stress that goes far beyond conventional stress management, based on current breakthroughs in neuroscience. It has been tested with exceptional results in high-pressure work environment and the steps are very clear. The approach is easily applied to daily life.


    In two months of using these tools, before your Summer of 2015 begins, you can say goodbye to the chronic stress that is blocking you from achieving success in life and you will find more joy in your work and more peace at home.


    Build the right mindset and you generate the brain power to realize your dreams. Attaining the right mindset is simpler than you might think and change can happen faster than you imagine.  It's all based in neuroscience.


     

  • 01:00

    Susanna Calkins & Maria Alexander on Next Steps with Jenny Milchman & ITW

    in Books

    Next Steps host Jenny Milchman welcomes novelists Susanna Calkins & Maria Alexander to the studio. 


    Susanna Calkins has been intrigued by murder ever since she first stumbled across 17th century “murder ballads” when working on her PhD in history. The idea that people used to sing about murder and other strange tales became the premise of her historical mysteries featuring Lucy Campion. Set in 17th century plague-ridden England, her books have been finalists for the Sue Feder Historical Mystery Award (Macavity) and the Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery Award.


    Maria Alexander's short stories have appeared in acclaimed publications and anthologies since 1999 alongside living legends such as David Morrell and Heather Graham. Her debut novel, Mr. Wicker, was released by Raw Dog Screaming Press in September 2014, and has been nominated for the 2014 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel.


     
    In this interview with host Jenny Milchman, two thriller writers will go where they've never gone before. Listen and prepare to be thrilled!




    For more about the International Thriller Writers, please visit their website at http://thrillerwriters.org.  


    This is a copyrighted, trademarked podcast solely owned by the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network, LLC.  On the web at http://authorsontheair.com.

  • 00:59

    The Million Dollar Idea Network ( Inspiration and Social Media)

    in Business

    Good Morning This is a Great Day to be alive. The Sun is shining. The Sky is blue. You have a future right NOw.


    Today's Show is about Inspiring you to get to the next level. Believing that you can do it.


    We also will be listening to "Why Do We Fall" part of Our Basics Series

  • 02:23

    Women Uniting For Change

    in Education

    Join P.O.P.S. Movement Radio Networks With Wednesday's Women Uniting For Change / Where We Strive To Encourage, Strengthen And Uplift One Another ......... While Implementing The 6 Steps To Peace As Change Evolves, 6:30pm Central / 7:30pm Eastern Times....... By Dialing 7139550708

  • 00:30

    Radiant self-care: 3 steps to Radiant Self-Love with Lorilei

    in Self Help

    Inner Radiance of family life starts with one person, one parent, one family at a time.  I know all too well how the many complex layers that make up our "family life" demand our time, attention, and energy.  We want to be fully present for our kids because we love to share in those experiences. This how we create connections and memories that will live on in our hearts. Filling the well of Self-care for ourself as mom's is something we know is vital. The practice and engagment of that in our daily life actions can be completely another story.  Frankly, we put off the things we most need to fill the need of another family member. But, when do we go back and reframe that balance?


    3 steps to "push the reset button" ensuring the cleansing, maintaining, and creating our most Radiant Day. 


    Creating a simple 3 step plan to keep Radiant self-care at the center of our being, to Radiate Self-love.


    facebook: Radiant family life radio and pod cast and Inner Radiance of family life dynamic parenting community.


     

  • 00:59

    "Twitter Talk" ~ Evan and Troy will take your topics and discuss them on show

    in Sports

    In this episode of The Red Light Sports Ramble, presented by The Red Light Sports Network, Evan Witalison and Troy Otradovec will scroll through the Twitter time lines and find the trending topics, in the world of sports.  The Final Four is coming up this weekend, who do you think will advance to the NCAA Championship Game?  The NIT has dabbled with a 30 second shot clock, and increased the restricted zone by one foot.  Do you think that NCAA should reduce the shot clock to 30 seconds? Opening Day in Major League Baseball, is right around the corner.  Who are your preseason favorites to make the playoffs? The NBA playoffs are about to get underway, who do you think are the sleeper teams, in the NBA? Listen in and call the show.

  • 00:16

    Success is At Your Fingertips - Let Your Fingers Do the Walking

    in Self Help

    In the 21st century,success is at our fingertips.  We literally have but to overcome your own doubt and thoughts of lack.  We have access to EVERYTHING and yet sometimes we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of anxiety, trepidation and fear. When you feel insufficient to the task it is time to step back and "let your fingers do the walking" like the old Yellow pages ads you to say.  But I am not talking about the yellow pages, I am talking about the magnificent resource harnessed in technology and dormant in your spirit.  Tonight's shiow is a reminder that we are not in lack but right in the middle of possibility.  Success has already occurred on some level and we simply need to take the steps to make it manifest.  Best selling author, Clifton McKnight author, speaker, radio personality, educator, counselor, coach brings you:


    3 resources to help you stay on track and see you through your day.


    4 things you can do EACH DAY to help you on your way.

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