Living the Dream with Curveball show

Living the Dream with Curveball

Summary: On the living the dream with curveball podcast I interview guests that teach, motivate, and inspire others. On every episode I interview ordinary people telling extordinary stories about how they contribute to the world to try and make life better for others. I interview a wide range of indivisuals such as authors, singers, actors, athletes, coaches, Etc. When you listen to living the dream with curveball prepare to be motivated and inspired to stop at nothing to achieve your dreams.

Podcasts:

 Living the dream with success mentor and bestselling author Rebecca Whitman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1580

Rebecca Whitman is a Success Mentor, graduate with honors from Princeton University and author of international bestselling books, "Phenomenal Feminine Entrepreneurs," "Business, Life, Universe" and "How to Make a Six Figure Income Working Part Time." She was selected as Life Coach of the Year by International Association of Top Professionals. She hosts the top 5% globally ranked "Balanced, Beautiful, Abundant" podcast. Her philosophy divides life into 7 Pillars of/Abundance which include: spiritual, physical, emotional, romantic, mental, social, and financial.She helps people achieve balance within these seven areas so they can experience more fun and freedom in life! In addition to her appearances as an expert on ABC, CBS and has spoken to Columbia University. She has spoken on multiple podcasts, and has shared virtual stages with great thought leaders like Grant Cardone, Jack Canfield and Les Brown.www.rebeccaelizabethwhitman.com

 Living the dream with author and celebrated people leadership strategist Merrylue Martin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3088

Dr. Merrylue Martin is a celebrated people leadership strategist with decades of successfully working with global leaders and business owners from all types and sizes of organizations, to make their employees feel uniquely respected, appreciated, fulfilled, and engaged. The recent release of her new book, The Big Quit Survival Guide, has received rave reviews and best seller status in Amazon’s Office Management category. As a Fortune 50 senior executive, educational administrator, management consultant, and business owner, she has comprehensive experience in creating and delivering strategies that engage and retain top performers. Dr. Martin is an honored graduate of the Women’s Leadership program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Her doctorate in organizational leadership and published dissertation from Pepperdine University uncovered the research that resulted in business and leadership practices that directly drive an employee’s decision to stay or leave an organization. She has leveraged that work along with her learning and development background to put valuable information into practical ideas and tools that all people leaders can immediately begin implementing to win the battle of attracting and keeping top-performing employees. She is Her primary message to all leaders and the organizations that support them is that people will always be people, first, and employees second. When not working with people leaders, Merrylue enjoys interior design, dreaming up concoctions in her art studio, and writing puppet scripts for the preschool church crowd, who remain her toughest critics to date. She and her husband, James, enjoy being Gram and Gramps to twin girls and a new baby boy.www.bigquitsurvivalguide.com

 living the dream with entertainment mogul Marlene Sharp | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2243

Marlene Sharp is a creative and business-savvy entertainment multi-hyphenate who originally hails from New Orleans but is now a (San Fernando) Valley girl. Firmly ensconced in LA life, Marlene is top dawg at Pink Poodle Productions and Head of IP Strategy and Acquisitions for Rainshine Entertainment. Noteworthy clients and collaborators include BoredPanda.com, WeFixYourScript.com, ToonBo, Society Entertainment, Euramco Pictures, and The Center for Learning Unlimited/Brainstorm Productions. Prior to Pink Poodle and Rainshine, Marlene served as Director, Production at LEVEL-5 abby, home of YO-KAI WATCH and other Japanese hit video game-based franchises. Formerly, as Producer, TV Series, at Sega of America, Marlene worked on much more than Teen Choice Award-nominated Cartoon Network series SONIC BOOM. For example, her extensive Hedgehog duties took her to the heights of nerd-dom as an official San Diego Comic-Con 2017 panelist. She also consulted on the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog feature film. As a freelance journalist, Marlene concentrates on pop culture for noteworthy fan destinations, such as GameDeveloper.com, DOGTV, ToonBarn.com, Geekified.net, and CultureSonar.com. As a short film auteur, she has snagged recognition at La Femme Film Fest, Austin Comedy Film Festival, KIDS FIRST! Film Festival, Canine Film Festival, and San Luis Obispo Film Festival. Marlene is the proud winner of the 2019 LA Shorts International Film Fest Script Competition (an Oscar- and BAFTA-qualifying fest), at which her backdoor sitcom pilot received a staged reading courtesy of The Groundlings. As a human being, basically, Marlene Sharp loves all kinds of pups. For proof, please see her website www.pinkpoodleproductions.com.

 Living the dream with author and co-founder of Fight For A Better America Bill Kuhn | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2260

Bill Kuhn is the co-founder of Fight for a Better America, an organization that invests in key battleground districts and states throughout the US, with the goal of either flipping them blue or maintaining a Democratic incumbent.Through his travels with the organization, he has made hundreds of contacts with folks in local civic and Democratic clubs throughout the country―primarily in California, Pennsylvania, New York, Florida, and New Jersey―and organized hundreds of volunteers on the ground. He’s had thousands of conversations with voters and prospective volunteers about the issues that affect them most.A New York City native, Bill Kuhn grew up in a political household. His mother was a key fundraiser for the Democratic Party, most notably for Walter Mondale during his 1984 presidential run against Ronald Reagan. His stepfather served as a lawyer on the judiciary committee during President Nixon’s impeachment, and as a White House counsel to President Clinton. Politics and the Washington experience were the air he breathed during his formative years.Bill graduated from Georgetown University with a BS in finance and holds graduate degrees from Columbia University (MBA) and Hunter College (MEd). He began his career in investment banking and capital markets (Citi, Collins Stewart, and Bank Otrikitie in Moscow), but ultimately came to the realization that his interests were better aligned with education and policy. He became a dean and teacher of mathematics and economics at a high school while pursuing special-education research at Hunter.The transition has spurred a new outlook on life for Bill, and he has developed a passion for improving education and addressing inequality in our country.Bill lives in New York City with his wife. Bill Kuhn’s blend of passion, knowledge and enthusiasm makes for engaging and high-energy interviews. An accomplished public speaker, educator and podcast host, he delivers memorable conversations with actionable insights and memorable commentary.www.bill-kuhn.com

 Living the dream with author and founder of the institute for social ecology Dan CHODORKOFF | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1310

EXPERIENCE THE SOCIAL TURMOIL OF 1960S AMERICA IN THIS IMMERSIVE AND PROVOCATIVE WORK OF POLITICAL FICTION, BY ACCOMPLISHED AUTHOR, AND AWARD-WINNING ACTIVIST, DAN CHODORKOFF!SUGARING DOWN is the compelling and richly tapestried novel of passion and tragedy, by prestigious author and activist, Dan Chodorkoff. Now available from Fomite Press! SUGARING DOWN spins the harrowing tale of two young activists, David and Jill, as they struggle to build a new society on an abandoned farm in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom in 1968. Soon, their idealistic dreams shatter as the realities of the anti-war movement devastates their small commune, spiraling the couple down towards two very different paths. SUGARING DOWN is a thrilling and contemplative examination of 1960s counterculture, even as it simultaneously delves into the rich history of Vermont.Praise for Sugaring Down has been universal and enthusiastic.“With his vivid depictions of communal life in Vermont and the radical underground in New York City, Chodorkoff has delivered a mythic tale of love, revolution, and redemption.”–Susan Ritz, author of A Dream to Die For“The northern Vermont village he writes of is to some eyes a nowhere but in Chodorkoff’s hands it feels remarkable—an essence that speaks to dark perplexities and calm, sun-blessed mornings.”–Baron Wormser, author of The Road Washes Out in Spring“In writing SUGARING DOWN I wanted to explore a place and a time that were important for me personally, and important in terms of the emergence of the culture we live in today,” explains Dan Chodorkoff, “The late 60’s were a time of significant social change; a new ethos was emerging, and young people were in the forefront. We questioned everything and challenged many forms of hierarchy and domination; racism, sexism, imperialism, and capitalism. Our rebellion led to a great outpouring of creativity, and a movement intent on actualizing our vision of a new society. The movement accomplished a great deal, but also sowed the seeds of its own destruction through its nihilism and excess. SUGARING DOWN gave me an opportunity to reexamine those days of love and rage and to tell a story of Vermont in all of its glory and harshness.” www.social-ecology.org

 Living the dream with founder and CEO of Osso Safe Sabrina osso | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2114

Sabrina Osso is Founder and CEO of OSSO SAFE…Feel safe where you live, work, and play. She is a TEDx Speaker, Real Estate Agent, and Consultant on promoting safety and preventing violence in the workplace, schools, and in places of residence. Sabrina’s personal and professional experience with the subject allows her to bring a unique and holistic approach as a solution. She is also a professional dancer/teacher who uses her performance abilities to educate on the subject. As a real estate agent, Sabrina is bridging the real estate industry with Osso Safe. www.ossosafe.com

 Living the dream with adult romance author Gwen Tolios | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 695

Gwen Tolios Is an an asexual independent author, publishing short stories, middle grade novels, and soon new adult romance. In this episode Gwen discusses her new book, why she decided to go with self publishing, how her writings are different than other authors works, and she also talks about some of her favorite travel destinations.www.gwentolios.com

 living the dream with personal development expert Rita Farruggia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1520

Rita is a self-care/self-love/personal development expert. Rita is the founder & CEO of happybeingwell.com, which is a wellness e-commerce site. Rita is a Lover of Life! CEO and Founder of HappyBeingWell.com with the mission of being the #1 Self-Care Community in the world. Her mission is to awaken a billion people globally to their love while teaching them how to reprogram their subconscious, align with truth, universal laws, and create a daily Self-Care practice. It is through a commitment to a daily self-care practice that we can eliminate the noise of the world, stress, anxiety and our rapid thoughts. This allows us to be able to align with our personal truth, love, clarity, focus, intuition, confidence in our thoughts and intuition. This process allows us to know who we are, deepens our compassion and ability to love ourselves and others. HappyBeingWell.com offers the tools/products, education and inspiration to use in our daily spiritual practice. Rita believes a daily self-care practice is not limited to yoga and/or meditation. The truth is when we are manually cleaning our dishes we often go into a trance, this is also a form of meditation. Rita believes including our personal hygiene and home cleaning sessions can also be our spiritual/self-care practices to strengthen our self-worth. After many years of working in corporate America. Seeing toxic relationships and psychological abuse as the norm. She believes that the path to happiness and fulfilment is not just knowing the truth, but living the truth! Imagine if everyone was living in truth and full of love for themselves and others, how positive and loving our workplaces would be. This motivated Rita to start HappyBeingWell.com. Rita worked in digital marketing for ten years while mentoring people one on one and in group settings on her weekends and evenings on reprogramming their subconscious minds. She was the facilitator of peace and cooperation at her digital marketing agency through awakening people to the truth about the current situation of conflict. However, because they didn't continue re-conditioning their subconscious minds they would revert back to being triggered and allowing their egos to create chaos. This sparked HappyBeingWell.com into life, combining her love of spiritual, mental, emotional evolution and digital marketing. “Certain life experiences spark evolution.” For Rita, that moment was 18 years ago when she was in a coma, lying in a hospital bed after being struck by an SUV. In a moment everything we take for granted was stripped away, leaving her to rebuild her mind. The process of rebuilding her ability to talk, improve memory awakened a deep awareness of how the human mind works and processes things. Her intuition increased and her daily mind training practises led to a more strengthened mind than before the accident. This sent her on an intense spiritual quest travelling around the world, discovering truths and working with personal development leaders and spiritual leaders learning how to live, think and embody the truths that had been discovered.www.happybeingwell.com

 Living the dream with author and mental health expert Brian Sachetta | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1818

Brian Sachetta is the author of the "Get Out of Your Head" book series, a collection of personal development works focused on helping readers overcome various forms of mental illness. The first entry in that series, "Get Out of Your Head: A Toolkit for Living with and Overcoming Anxiety," was released in 2018. Brian also runs a website and blog of the same name www.getoutofyourhead.com Through his site, he offers written advice and coaching to clients looking to make strides in their battles with mental illness. Brian's desire to help others with anxiety and depression grew out of his own experiences with the afflictions. Throughout his works, he recounts his past struggles with them due to not having the right information at his disposal. That's why he's so passionate about using his skills to influence the lives of others; he wants to help as many of his followers as possible avoid such a fate.

 Living the dream with certified grief coach Sissi OShaughnessy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1891

Sissi OShaughnessy Is a certified life coach specializing in Grief. After losing her mother and husband two months apart, she made it her life purpose to find meaning after loss and help others move through their grief as she has. Sissi has sense learned that grief is actually a part of everyday living, and anytime we release the idea of what we expected something to be, we grieve. Therefore, how we live is how we grieve. The more inner work we do to remove blocks and patterns that keep us stuck, the more of a natural grieving process we will have.www.sissibcoaching.com

 Living the dream with sound therapist Mayara Souza | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1703

Mayara grew up in Brazil and she had to overcome a very adverse and traumatic childhood. She has a history of physical, mental, emotional and sexual abuse that led her into an intense dependency on alcohol since her early years. Mayara finally moved to America in her mid twenties when she started her healing process that continues to evolve every day. Today, after a decade of healing work and extensive research on trauma and consciousness, she is a certified Sound Therapist and uses acoustic sound to relax the nervous system helping her clients to release emotions that might be trapped somewhere in the body causing mental, physical, and emotional unbalance and distress.www.mayara-souza.com

 living the dream with the founder of myarkit.com Jim Gebhardt | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1012

Jim Gebhardt(NOAH) is founder and CEO of MyArkit.com A digital Legacy Archival Company Saving Lives Digitally. On today’s episode Jim Joins me to discuss the importance of archiving your life and all the services that myarkit.com has to offer.www.myarkit.com

 Living the dream with nutrition coach Jonathon Mclernon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2233

Jonathan Mclernon has survived an attempted murder (nearly beaten to death in South Africa) as well as losing his life savings (>$100k) in a failed business venture, and rebuilt his self from the ground up. Jonathan lost and kept off over 100lbs after many failed attempts. Jonathon used to suffer from multiple anxiety episodes per day, and now he has less than 2 notable episodes per year, after some dramatic lifestyle changes. Jonathan has an extremely diverse background, from nanotechnology research chemist (University of Victoria), to Navy marine Engineer (Canada), to globetrotting nomad (45 countries on 5 continents), to powerline technician, to Nutrition and Supplement store owner, and currently an Online Nutrition coach as well as mentor to new coaches building their business from the ground up. Jonathan is also Precision Nutrition Level 2 certified, along with a degree in Chemistry and Marketing Psychology. Jonathan is also a new dad, learning how to manage running a business, keeping a 15 year international marriage going, and figuring out how to raise a little human. www.freedomnutritioncoach.com

 Living the dream with business man and podcast host Corey Nathan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2631

Corey Nathan was raised in an observant Jewish household attending an Orthodox synagogue. His family is mostly from Brooklyn, NY; but Corey grew up on the Jersey side - Bruce Springsteen country! In his late 20s, much to the family's chagrin, Corey became a Born-again Christian. Not long after this epiphany, however, the new believer began to find many of the prevailing socio-political positions of American Evangelicalism to be at odds with the very Scriptures that are supposed to be Christians’ authority.Vocationally, Corey started out as a stockbroker (Series 7, Series 63) during the day while he was studying at a theatre conservatory at night. Since then, he’s been an entrepreneur with one foot in business and one foot in creative pursuits having built and managed such endeavors as:· a specialty headhunting firm· a theatre and film ensemble· a residential and commercial service company· a 501c3 to help folks during the pandemic· and most recently a new media/content company. Avocationally, Corey continues to be a student of theology, politics and culture and enjoys sharing invigorating conversations with world-renowned experts of these subjects on the podcast he produces and hosts, Talkin’ Politics & Religion Without Killin’ Each Other. He can also be caught having these same kinds of discussions with friends and family over a good whiskey or glass of wine with the music of Monk, Coltrane or Louis Armstrong setting the mood.Corey has been married to Lisa for almost 25 years and has 3 kids, Savannah (21), Jackie-boy (18) and Emerson (17) along with the family pooches, Bailey and Charles Mingus the 3rd. As for rumors of his exploits in the world of Texas Holdem Poker, we can neither confirm nor deny those reports. www.politicsandreligion.us

 Living the dream with grief coach and suicide awareness expert Peggy Green | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1498

Peggy's second book, Survive Your Child's Suicide; How to Move through Grief to Healing will be released in September, which is National Suicide Awareness Month.Suicide death of a child rocks a parent’s world to its inner core. Questions haunt you: Why did they do it? Why did not they come to me? Why did not I see it coming? How can I go on with my life when my child is gone? In front of you is a vast abyss. One side is your present situation of pain and suffering. The other, hope and joy. What lies between is a rope bridge that can take you from grief to hope and healing. However, you must take the first step and trust that no matter how perilous it seems, you will survive. Peggy Green has crossed that bridge not just once but twice. Her first child died in 1991, and then in 2018 her son died by suicide. The magnitude of her loss is immense. From her personal trials, she now helps other grieving mothers as a grief coach, speaker, and author. As a grief coach, she combines fifteen years of fitness and nutrition coaching with her life experiences to develop a step-by-step process to move through grief. Her program – Three Phases to Move through Grief to Healing – is founded on restoring physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. In fact, Peggy’s mission is to help women move through physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering caused by child suicide to live fulfilling and purposeful lives. Peggy’s first book, Life After Child Loss: The Mother’s Survival Guide to Cope and Find Joy, is an Amazon bestseller. As a speaker and podcast guest, her message has been heard in nearly 100 countries. Her weekly Thursday Thoughts blog and email newsletter is inspirational and encouraging to thousands mourning the death of a loved one. In her second book, Survive Your Child’s Suicide: How to Move through Grief to Healing, she may be the first to teach acceptance as the first step in grief recovery. Peggy volunteers for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and leads a community Pay It Forward group. She lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, near her two grown daughters and grandchildren. She finds joy in hiking, baking, spending time with her family, and appreciating sunrises and sunsets.www.theegriespecialist.com

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