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  • 00:55

    Rethinking Excessive Habits and Addictive Behaviors

    in Health

    Tony Bevacqua is an accomplished educator, corporate coach, social advocate and lecturer. He teaches college psychology courses, leads corporate wellness seminars and has a private practice in Los Angeles coaching people who have a desire to better understand their self-determining nature. He has contributed articles to the Journal of Humanistic Psychology and Addiction Professional Magazine. Tony believes we need to rethink the language being used to describe and label the problematic learned coping behavior someone has from excessive habits and addictive behaviors. He feels the words used to describe someone such as “alcoholic,” “drug addict,” “disease,” and “powerless” etc., are deficit-based and emotionally charged, and scare the majority of people away from help-seeking. He also feels these words get internalized and become habitually reinforced as negative self-talk. Conventional thinking believes medicalizing “addiction” as a disease would remove the shame and stigma of these types of behaviors, but Tony believes they actually contribute towards maintaining them. He also encourages the use of language that supports an individual with kindness, compassion and empathy and suggests ways in which this new perspective and approach, can help individuals improve the quality of their thinking which will improve the quality of their behavior. He also advocates for the responsible and ethical use of pharmaceutical drugs and psychiatric practices.  For more information about Tony please visit his website  http://rehabnomore.com

  • 02:00

    Nov. 4, 2015, 10pm (PST) - Ouija Boards - Good or Bad? With Karen Dahlman

    in Paranormal

    Karen A. Dahlman is an author, licensed therapist, business owner & consultant and and an expert Ouija-ologist. She has been researching the use of the Ouija Board since 1973 by first-handedly using and perfecting her communication with varying consciousness and sentient beings via this tool with consistently amazing results!

    Having a strong, spiritual connection to her spirit friends, as she has throughout her entire life, she teaches others within her books about the positive benefits of using the Ouija Board and other creative means as a pathway for expanding and deepening one’s world and expression within it in the most profound ways.

    From working in the creative and humanistic field as a private practice art psychotherapist and then more recently as the CEO of a consulting and design firm in the high tech wireless industry, she found herself coming full circle within her career, from right brain to left brain to center brain. Karen strives to maintain a balance of her total brain within her heart.

    She endeavors to help others deepen into their unique possibilities found only within their heart, so that they too may discover their own empowerment to affect personal growth, their spiritual evolution, and a passionate expression of their calling. Karen shares her developed processes for doing this within her books.

  • 00:58

    Kabbalah: Climbing the Sacred Ladder, Shulamit Sofia, Matthew Engel

    in Spirituality

    The function of the Kabbalah is to teach us that human beings hold the imprint of the Divine and have within them the capacity to bring the flow of light energy into this physical. Rooted in Judaism, the Kabbalah offers a platform for achieving love, joy, peace and purpose regardless of ones religious background. This week on Intuitive Transformation Radio, Matthew Engel will chat with Author Shulamit Sofia about her new book, Climbing the Sacred Ladder. 

    Shulamit Sofia MSW is the President of Soul Strength Seminars and The Sacred Ladder, which she founded to give spiritual seekers a practical way to build spiritual muscle for coping with life challenges. Her Psycho-Spiritual method based on the Kaballah allows participants to shed emotional and mental baggage as they build soul strength. In addition to being an artist, college professor, therapist and writer, Shulamit Sofia was Founder and President of Caring for Children, an international non-profit that has helped hundreds of thousands of abused and traumatized children globally. An international speaker who has presented at the World Mental Health Forum, The Humanistic Psychology Association, The Child Welfare League and other conferences, Shulamit Sofia is also the author of a series of training manuals for professionals, paraprofessionals and parents, as well as “Psalms for a Sunny Day,” and “Climbing the Sacred Ladder: The Path to Love, Joy, Peace and Purpose.” soulstrengthseminars.com

    Matthew Engel MSW is an Intuitive-Channel, Executive Coach, Hypnotherapist, Past Life Regressionist, Writer, Inspirational Speaker and Host of Intuitive Transformation Radio. He has supported thousands of people in activating their higher potential for 19 years. For more info and to sign up for his newsletter, visit: matthewengel.com

  • 01:41

    Famous psychic, Mary Blake, unveils your psychic and life potential. Call in!

    in Spirituality

    An errant bolt of lightning out of a clear blue Southern Illinois sky awakened Mary Blake’s dormant healing ability. Three weeks later, the shocked 15 yr. old overheard herself offering to give someone a message. Life would never the same. Strangers began unburdening their innermost secrets to her, only to exclaim, “Why am I telling you this? I never even told my best friend about it!”

    After years of denying her natural talents, she arrived in New York City to open an antique and jewelry concession in the World’s Fair. Still in denial of her natural talents, Mary fell in love with Manhattan. Its energy and culture provided the stimulus she needed to prepare for her life’s work.

    At an Association of Humanistic Psychology conference she met other healers for the first time. A spontaneous healing of lung cancer compelled her to finally accept her own gifts. In gratitude, she committed the rest of her life to healing. Extensive studies with leaders in the field, here and abroad, enhanced and multiplied her natural talent.

    As an empath, spiritual coach and healing energy channel, she has worked with celebrities, business executives, artists, ambassadors and “just people”. In her spiritual development and self-mastery classes she works as catalyst to unleash and develop the latent talents of others.

    Mary is convinced that “paranormal” and “extra sensory perception” are mankind’s birthright that civilization has repressed and denied.

    Mary considers Multi-Life Therapy her greatest achievement. Her book, Journals of a Healer, tells the story of its beginning and the excitement, the drama, the freedom it offers. Everything in this book happened… to real people.

  • 01:51

    Yardie Skeptics (S.03, ep.15): Judges and the Justice System in the Caribbean

    in Education

    The Yardie Skeptics return this Sunday, September 20th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) to take into the very private, rarely investigated professional life of Caribbean judges. What kind of training is required to be a judge in the Caribbean and what is the philosophical framework which informs the notion of "justice" in the Caribbean - is it restorative or simply about vengeance? What is the role of the judiciary in the establishment and protection of human rights and what ideologies influence such rights - secular or religious?

    Joining us live on air will be Madam Justice Jacqueline Cornelius of the High Court of Barbados; Justice Douglas Mendes, former Court of Appeal Judge for Belize; and Chief Magistrate Ann-Marie Smith also from Belize. This promises to be quite an educational episode so do tune in and land a coveted opportunity to talk justice with a Caribbean judge! 

    Be sure to catch us at the beginning when we explore the interesting Jamaican-Nicaraguan connection as seen from the perspective of the Bacons - a family brought together by a whirlwind romance between two love birds on different sides of the Caribbean. 

  • 00:31

    Humanistic Reasoning versus the Word of God

    in Spirituality

    Humanistic reasoning versus the Word of God, Should Kim Davis be allowed to continue in office, Will be talking about that and more today at 5:30 pm  Central Time

  • 00:28

    Circumcision, just the tip

    in Religion

    The last religious thing I ever did was I got my son circumcised.  It was weird then,  I wasn't an atheist yet, but I wasn't religious, either.  Still, my wife and I made the choice to have this done.  Was it wrong?

    By the time my daughter was born, we were anxious about the possibility of having another boy.  Would we get this one circumcised?  How wierd would it be to have one cut and one un-cut?  I guess lcuk had it that it was a decision we did not have to make.

    Since that moment 10 years ago, my views on this practice have evolved.  I'll give my take on how.

    Plus your calls.

    Awesomeness will be in excess!!

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  • 02:01

    Yardie Skeptics (S.03, ep.13): What's Wrong With Porn?

    in Education

    The wait is finally over and the Yardie Skeptics are blazing back from a one week hiatus to scorch the airwaves this Sunday September 6th at 12:30pm EDT (11:30am Jamaica time) with a steamy discussion on ography! You heard that correctly, we're taking a no holds barred discussion to the social phenomenon which is and we want you all to cum ;) 

    Joining us live on air will be Latin American scholar and gender studies researcher Dr. Danielle Roper, as well as lawyer and secularist Glenroy Murray. We will also be joined by Jamaican youth pastor Elizabeth ("Betty") Lloyd-Lawrence and adult and child psychiatrist Dr. Julian Walters (also a Jamaican and Christian).How do we negotiate the delicate balance between decent adult entertainment and censorship of obscenity? With "revenge " at an all time high, is it time to seriously discuss the legal and ethical issues at stake? And what of the growing market for child ography? Would we be better off simply closing down the industry? Let's have your views on this issue - call in and talk dirty to us!

  • 02:00

    Re-Broadcast :Interview with the Dr. Darrel Ray, Author of "The God Virus"

    in Atheism


    This episode of The Forbidden Fruit has the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Darrel Ray ED.D,  the author of books "The God Virus:How Religion Effects our Lives and Culture", and "Sex & God: How Religion Distorts Sexuality", publisher of the survey, "Sex and Secularism", and founder of "Recovering Religionist" a self help group for those leaving their religious indoctrination.

    I first heard Dr. Ray on the internet radio show, "The Thinking Atheist". Since I've read his book "The God Virus". We asked Dr. Ray to come on the show to talk about his books and how religion does in fact, effects our lives and culture. I'm very excited to have this opportunity to talk with Dr. Ray. You won't want to miss this episode.

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  • Barack Obama: Millennium Man

    in Politics Progressive

    American Vernacular highlights the accomplishments of President Barack Obama and discusses what lies ahead for the nation when he leaves office. Tune in and join the conversation for 30 minutes of real talk. 

  • 00:36

    The Precious Value of Life & Arian Foster's Secularism

    in Christianity

    After a nearly fatal accident, Pastor Brian reflects on the precious nature of life. Life is a gift. A few insights pertaining to the precious value of all lives will be discussed on this episode.

    In the second segment, Pastor Brian will address the secularism  (atheism) of Arian Foster, NFL running back star from the Houston Texans. Can the Christian apologist address Foster's doubts?