Friday, August 26, 2011

8/28-Positive Parenting Solution


Amy McCready - Positive Parenting Solutions

Parenting expert Amy McCready has been creating and delivering training programs for over 20 years in Fortune 500 companies and community organizations.

Amy founded Positive Parenting Solutions, Inc. in 2004 and developed the popular and successful Breakthrough Course that has changed the lives of thousands of parents through in-person seminars, speeches and online parenting training webinars.

Due to demand from parents around the country and abroad, Positive Parenting Solutions Online was developed in 2008 to give parents everywhere the skills, knowledge and tools to correct their children’s misbehaviors permanently without nagging, reminding or yelling. She speaks to them “one-on-one” through the most advanced and thorough Web 2.0 parenting course available today.

Amy McCready is frequently asked to provide expert parenting advice for print and online parenting articles. She is a sought after keynote speaker, writer, parenting coach, spokesperson, trainer and most importantly – Mom!

Amy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Penn State University and is certified as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

Friday, August 19, 2011

8/21-Stress Puts You At Risk For Heart Disease


Dr Roger Blumenthal -
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Roger S. Blumenthal is professor of medicine in the division of
cardiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr.
Blumenthal was the principal developer of the Johns Hopkins Ciccarone
Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease, and he is the director of
preventive cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He is a member of the official national spokesperson panel for the
American Heart Association (AHA) and a member of AHA’s committee on
Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention. Dr. Blumenthal is on
the medical advisory board of the Sister-to-Sister Foundation, which
is dedicated to promoting cardiovascular health in women. He is the
chairperson of the American College of Cardiology Committee on
Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

Dr. Blumenthal is on the editorial boards of Today in Cardiology,
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing,the Journal of Women's Health,
Cardiology Review and is senior editor of Preventive Cardiology.

His principal clinical and research interests are the optimal
management of ischemic heart disease, the effects of hormone replacement
therapy on coronary risk, noninvasive detection of coronary
atherosclerosis, and the development of new strategies to optimize the
management of cardiovascular disease risk factors. He specializes in
treating adults who are at high risk for future cardiovascular events.

Dr. Blumenthal obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Johns Hopkins
University and received his medical degree from Cornell University
Medical College, where he was awarded the Weiss Prize for Excellence in
Clinical Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency and
cardiology fellowship training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and joined
the Johns Hopkins cardiology faculty in 1992.

Friday, August 12, 2011

8/14-Dr. Martin Rossman's Worry Solution

Dr. Martin (Marty)Rossman - The Worry Solution

Do you worry too much? Do you have trouble turning your mind off at the end of a stressful day, or can you even worry yourself sick? Do you sometimes have anxiety or panic attacks, feel like your life is out of control, or stay up at night going over all the things that are creating stress in your life?

The Worry Solution will teach you how to get back in control of your runaway imagination, your mind, and your life.

This groundbreaking book will teach you how to:

  1. Relax your mind and body whenever you decide to
  2. Add the power and wisdom of your emotional/intuitive brain to the rational power of your thinking brain
  3. Separate “good” productive worry from “bad” futile worry
  4. Transform “bad worry” into positive focus and turn “good worry” into life-changing action
  5. Turn unnecessary stress and anxiety into confidence and happiness

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

8/7-Dr Carol Scott talks to Dr. Donna Marie Thompson

Dr. Donna Marie Thompson - Relationship Expert & Author
Donna Marie Thompson, PhD – The Bouncing Back Now RelationshipCoach – is a best-selling author, a Certified Professional Coach, a Certified NLP Practitioner, and a Master Practitioner of the Energy Leadership Index. Donna Marie is listed as one of America’s Premier Experts in relationships and personal development. She is the host of the “Bouncing Back Now” show on the Real Coaching Radio TV network and the “Bounce Back"show on Donna Marie is a featured relationship expert panelist on the new Living Consciously series on Denver cable TV. She has been the special guest on many radio shows and on the Brian Tracy TV Show as seen on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliates across the country.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

7/31-Dr Carol Scott talks to Doris Gallan

Doris Gallan - Baby Boomers

Writing comes fairly naturally to someone who grew up buried in books, magazines and newspapers – anything I could get my eyes on. Some of the readings were classics – Steinbeck, Austen, Dickens, Cervantes – while others hardly rated on that scale – Seventeen Magazine and The Timmins Daily Press.

I grew up in small, isolated towns in Northern Canada where the best escape from six months of winter was found in the pages of novels. Books provided me with proof that there was life ‘out there’ and that I was more suited for it than I had come to believe. The limited opportunities and world views of my town had boxed me in but the writings of others released me.

Reading gave me a good excuse to burrow in a warm bed and ignore the cold stream of air passing through the cracks of our house’s old-fashioned wood-paned windows. At any time of day on weekends, you could find me under as many blankets as I could locate, my feet ensconced in thick socks, reading about warmer lands I would one day visit. Australia, Tahiti, California and Mexico became my weekend destinations while my sisters complained that I never wanted to go ice skating or sledding. I preferred to bake in the sun of a palm-shaded beach, explore the streets of Sidney and Melbourne, surf the beaches of Orange County and eat empaƱadas and tacos in Mexico City. And all at no cost.

If it hadn’t snowed so much, you could have traced my path between our house and the public library. The older children’s section was quickly read through and, at the age of twelve, I asked the librarian for special permission to borrow from the “Adult Section”.

I had already exposed myself to books for far more mature audiences sneak-reading volumes brought home by my mother and older sisters. Our small bookcase – it’s cheap aluminum frame sagging under the weight of novels, dictionaries and encyclopedia – took pride of place next to the front door in the living room.

How much of writing and traveling is pre-programmed in our DNA is still up for discussion. Is it instinctual or maybe cultural memory? Books created in me a love of the written word and of wandering the world. Or, perhaps they simply awakened an already-existing passion and presented me with an outlet for my own loves.

My first writings were suicide-inducing, teen-angst poetry which, for some inexplicable reason, I kept for over 35 years and only recently typed into my computer. I also began writing short stories as an outlet for dealing with the ups and downs of life and discovered that I could make people laugh and cry. And so, at 15, I decided I was going to be a writer.

There is nothing better than to be paid for doing something you love and so writing went from a part-time pursuit to a career when I became a news reporter. When I couldn’t get steady work, I would write freelance. I finally left the low-pay-no-benefits-lousy-hours world of news and joined the well-paying-great-benefits-super-hours of the corporate world. Jobs included employee communications specialist, public policy analyst and economic development director: an almost-unnoticeable transition from full-time writing to very little occurred over a couple of decades.

Thirty years of working for others led to burnout. It was now time to work for myself: my husband and I quit our well-paying jobs, sold our house and 99 percent of our worldly possessions. On April 1, 2006 – April Fool’s Day – we began a 26 month ’round-the-world trip. I also returned to my first love: writing.

We traveled to forty countries on six continents – including Antarctica, learned the polite words of some two dozen languages, ate foods we didn’t know existed, used practically every mode of transportation still in use and learned a lot about ourselves and the world around us. With this much experience to write about I had no excuse not to start putting some of this down on paper (okay, on computer screen).

I started off slowly by creating a blog (

that served many purposes: kept people informed about our whereabouts, provided me with a regular outlet for memories and photos, and – most importantly – disciplined me into writing every week.

After the trip, we settled in Mexico in the summer of 2008 where I began writing more regularly. I’m writing essays, short stories and a book about our world trip. This, while getting down to learning the craft of writing and improving my art.

In April of 2009 we moved to Costa Rica with a quick trip to Guatemala for a week before settling in our new home where we stayed for six months. We then traveled across Europe for three months (Portugal, Spain, France & Gibraltar) on our way to China. We spent a week in Thailand as well for some R&R at a beach and spent a few days in Bangkok before flying to Hong Kong. We moved to Wenzhou — on the east coast of China, south of Shanghai — where my husband teaches English as a foreign language while I write my book.

Returned to North America in the fall of 2010 after completion of The Boomers’ Guide to Going Abroad to Travel * Live * Give * Learn and now touring the United States selling my book, speaking to boomers, travel and tourism industry players. Also providing coaching to individuals interested in traveling more and consulting services to organizations seeking to improve their offerings to baby boomers traveling.