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Linda's Corner: Hope - Healing - Happiness

"Linda's Corner: Hope, Healing, Happiness" is your go-to podcast for inspiration and transformation. Join host Linda Bjork, a seasoned speaker, author, and the driving force behind the Hope for Healing non-profit, as she delves into the profound journey of finding hope, fostering healing, and ultimately discovering happiness in life's most challenging moments. Through heartfelt conversations with experts, survivors, and everyday heroes, Linda shares powerful stories and practical insights that will empower you to navigate adversity, overcome obstacles, and embrace the beauty of resilience. Tune in to Linda's Corner for a dose of motivation, real-life wisdom, and the tools you need to unlock a brighter future.  Visit our website for access to over 240 past episodes organized by topics at https://lindascornerpodcast.com.  Also check out the Hope for Healing website for more free resources at https://hopeforhealingfoundation.org. 

Tracks

Healing from Within: Navigating the Journey to Inner Wellness with Mary McMonagle
Join us for a heartfelt discussion about the courageous journey to inner healing.  Mary McMonagle is an intuitive healer, coach, podcast host, and the founder of True Vibe.  You can reach Mary at her website   https://truevibewellness.com/.  Conversation highlights:Why does deep healing require courage? How can our ego get in the way?How do we learn to love ourselves?Imposter syndromeGet out of your own wayHow to accept yourselfI am the star of my own storyHow we can give other people power over us (and how to stop)How to let go?How to feel worthy and deservingSpeak your desires out loudAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.   Become the champion of your own story as you overcome your challenges. 
30:15 4/9/24
Resilience and redemption - James Arthur Ray and Bersabeh Ray (overcoming adversity)
Bersabeh's first memory is hiding from dropping bombs.  Bersabeh met James Ray when he was homeless, sick, and 20 million dollars in debt.  Their stories of resilience and redemption give hope and assurance that you can bounce back from adversity too.  James Arthur Ray is a New York Times bestselling author, philosopher, and consultant who has appeared on Oprah, Larry King and the Today Show.  His story is told on the CNN documentary "Enlighten Us."  Bear is an intuitive consultant who helps people heal from their past and take their power back.   Freebie  - Enjoy watching a video version of James Ray's New York Times bestselling book "Harmonic Wealth" for free at https://harmonicwealthglobal.com/movieSome of the highlights Ray and Bersabeh share:Bersabeh's traumatic early years growing up in Iran during the Iran-Iraq warHiding from bombs and watching the military forcefully take her parents to prisonEscaping from dangerous Iran and emigrating to the United StatesEnduring (and escaping) an abusive relationshipHealing from a traumatic pastJames's story of being on top of the world with a New York Times best selling book, interviews with Oprah, and a net worth of millions and the tragic accident that took it all awaySpending two years in prison, losing everything, and owing $20 million in debtResilience and redemptionHealing from unresolved traumaMaking the unconscious consciousWhy we chase the opinions of people we don't know and who don't care about usLearning to choose what really mattersHelping and lifting each otherHow love strengthens us to healAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
40:43 4/2/24
Men's mental health - Erik DaRosa (You're not alone. You matter. There is hope.)
Erik DaRosa leads a men's mental health support group.  He's helping to change the face of mental health one conversation at a time.  Erik is a mental health advocate and speaker, author, podcast host, and the founder and CEO of From Survivor to Thriver.  You can reach Erik at his website https://fromsurvivortothriver.com.Some of the highlights Erik shares:Why it's so important to have conversations about mental healthYou're not aloneIt's all about empowering people to overcome their challengesGet out of "stuck" and enjoy your own victory storyThriving with anxiety and OCDHow the rituals of OCD helped him feel some control while living in a cauldron of dreadHow people hide their strugglesHow you can tell when someone is being authenticBuilding a communityShattering stigmasMen are problem solvers - we think we need to fix it on our own or we're failuresBeing vulnerable gets easier - I promise - it gets betterVulnerability is not a weakness, it's a strengthPeople want to be seen, heard, understood and to know they're not aloneDon't interrupt, just listenReach out to friendsJoin a support groupBaseball requires a team, no single player can win by himselfErik's "equilateral triangle" of healingLearning how to be presentYou matter.  There is hope.  You have the strength to get through this.  You're not alone.And morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
39:45 3/26/24
The hidden world of electromagnetic fields - Justin Frandson (EMF expert)
In this episode of Linda's Corner, Justin Frandson shares natural solutions to the man-made EMF challenge.  Justin is a leading expert in the connection between human performance and the environment.  He’s a renowned performance coach, the founder of Athleticism.com and EMFRocks.com.  Some of the highlights Justin shares:Nature's solution to the man-made EMF challenge: EMF Rocks' grounding bagsHow grounding with crystals enhances brain health and accelerates concussion treatmentsThe difference between native and non-native EMFs and their impact on cognitive health and sleepThe significance of resonance, frequency, and vibration in promoting healing and performanceThe profound role of nature in maintaining coherence between ourselves and our environmentEmpowering knowledge for a healthier and fulfilling life!And more!Please share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
35:17 3/19/24
Biohacking Secrets - Dr. Mike Van Thielen (upgrade mind, body, life and reverse biological aging)
Dr. Mike Van Thielen shares biohacking secrets to upgrade your body and brain to optimize productivity, free up time, live stress free, and reverse biological aging.  Dr. Mike is the Medical Director at ClariGenZ Health.  He is also an expert biohacker,  TedX speaker, bestselling author, mentor, and a world record holder in swimming.  Dr. Mike has been featured in USA Today, ABC, NBC,CBS, Fox news and more.  You can reach Dr. Mike at his website biohackingunlimited.com.Freebies: Free 20 min zoom call with Dr. Mike (schedule at biohackingunlimited.com)Free sample of Focus Plus (safe, natural alternative to prescription drugs for ADHD and more) at trysmartpill.com.  Some of the highlights Dr. Mike shares:What is biohacking?How to upgrade the body, mind and life and reverse biological agingHow to regain control of health and overcome painHow to optimize health and become fit, strong, vitalized and in controlHow working holistically allows us to train less and still get better resultsWe don't have failures, we have stepping stonesHow to be propelled forward to the future rather than held back by the pastOur mind provides the blueprint to failure or successHow to overcome labels and change belief systemsHow our mindset helps (or hurts) our physical healthWhy there is no silver bullet or magic pillBetter health doesn't require spending a lot of moneyThe 7 foundations of biohacking Water - we need to drink lots of clean, safe water to prevent stagnation and cloggingAir - our bodies need fresh air.  Go outside and learn how to breathe correctlyMovement - we're not talking about "exercising" but moving and being activeRest - this is the time our bodies repair, replenish, and regenerateLight - we need natural light (go outside) to stimulate our biological processesDiet - reduce exposure to toxins, prevent systemic inflammation and free radicalsMindset - don't become a slave to incorrect choices - regain control of your lifeHaving a purpose brings passion and fire to your lifeClarity reduces stressStart with something smallAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
39:53 3/12/24
Bill of Emotional Rights - Dr. Ardeshir Mehran (end depression and emptiness)
Dr. Ardeshir Mehran spent decades studying "What do people need to be complete?" and asking "Why does depression take so long to heal?"  His answer came in the form of a revolutionary Bill of Emotional Rights.   Dr. Mehran is a psychologist, bestselling author, behavioral researcher, and the founder of the Bill of Emotional Rights.  You can reach Dr. Mehran at his websites  https://www.humanworkstudio.com and https://ardeshirmehran.com. Some of the highlights Dr. Mehran shares:What do people need to be complete?What is depression and why does it take so long to heal?High achievers have a higher than average level of depressionWhat are we missing?  What are we longing for?  Why do we feel empty?Addiction is not about willpower - it's about trying to fill emptinessPhysical pain is easier to handle than emotional painThe best gift we can give our children is our own healing.  It's the gift that keeps giving.The Bill of Emotional RightsI belong - emotional bonds, connectionI am complete - present, whole, safe, untethered by past traumaI am boundless - physically active, aligned with natureI matter - respected, dignity, appreciatedI make - authorship, impact, creativityI am - identity, meaningI soar - purpose, calling, growthAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
43:00 3/5/24
Mental illness - Steve Wilson (you can still live a good life)
Steve Wilson understands the challenges of depression and bipolar disorder, but shares hope that with the right knowledge, tools, and treatment you can have a good life.  Steven was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1978, he is a mental health support group facilitator and the author of “Teetering on a Tightrope, my bipolar journey” which is available on Amazon. Some of the highlights Steve shares:At 9 years old, he was attacked and sexually assaulted and the resulting traumaHow trauma can cause physiological problemsDealing with feelings of worthlessnessDealing with suicidal ideationsDealing with ruminationUnderstanding the difference between depression and bipolarYou can't just "pop a pill" and make it all betterThe process of figuring out the correct medication "cocktail" for you (it takes time)Working to overcome the stigma of mental illnessWhy many people don't seek treatmentMental illness is an "invisible" problem that if often ignored by society and governments60 million people deal with mental illness in the United States - it is a pervasive problemWhat you can do to support friends and loved ones dealing with mental illnessYou can have a good life with the right treatmentTreatment options beyond medicationJoin a group to find people who understand and learn about medications and treatments that are availableIt's not your fault - it's a chemical imbalance - have self compassionAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
33:58 2/27/24
How do I know what to do with my life? Mike Snyder (universal formulas for success)
After interviewing hundreds of young people, Mike Snyder recognized a repeating pattern, many people don't know what to do with their lives and they don't have a formula to figure it out.  In this episode, Mike shares part of a universal formula to find your purpose in life.   Mike served in the Marines for 24 years and is currently a strategic marketing consultant, speaker, and author.  You can reach Mike on Linkedin.Some highlights Mike shares:Finding a "process driver" approach to universal formulasWe need a source of values to find success in the worldValues are what define youWhat is the source of your values?Finding the answer to two questions:  who are you? and what do you do?Luck = preparation + opportunityYou have to do something (unless you want to be a mushroom)Follow your intuition - learn to listen - the answers will come to your head and your heartLife gives pushback - here are some strategies to handle pain and failureAnger and resentment cause illnessGratitude is an antidote for angerComing to grips with idealism - the world isn't working the way I think it shouldWe are what we think about all dayHumans like to complicate things - if it's more difficult it seems more credibleDon't make simple things complicatedA synopsis of the universal formula:  Who you are (personal transformation); Listen to your head and heart; Do (take action); Prepare (invest in yourself); Use gratitude to get through pain and sufferingDon't give up - you can do it Please share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
32:11 2/20/24
Turn stress into your superpower - Sharon Grossman (stress management)
Did you know that stress can be an asset?  In this episode of Linda's Corner, Dr. Sharon Grossman explains how to manage stress and make it work for you rather than against you.   Dr. Sharon is a psychologist, coach, international keynote speaker, podcast host, best-selling author, and the founder  of the Warrior Institute.  You can reach Dr. Sharon at her website, www.drsharongrossman.com.Some of the highlights Dr. Sharon shares:Stress has both negative and positive aspectsStress is negative when it's chronic or intenseWe have a "relationship" with stress, how to transform that relationship into something that serves youHow to turn threats into opportunitiesHow to change your "story" about what's happening to youRemember there's something really good on the other sideOvercoming "I'll be happy when..." mentalityBecoming aware about the beliefs we have about ourselvesFinding a sense of purposeHow to incorporate joy NOWYou have more control that you realize"Burnout" is a spectrum - from light to totally friedSolutions to burnout are not a one side fits all Decode your burnoutStress is not the enemy - you can turn it into your superpowerPay attention to the physiological symptoms of stress and make them work for youWhat if?When you feel stressed, it's a sign that something matters to youThink differently.  Feel differently.  Behave differently.And more Please share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
34:18 2/13/24
Social Justice Warrior Takema Robinson (Creating safe spaces in a polarized world)
Takema Robinson is the CEO and founder of Converge, a national social justice consulting firm whose purpose is to accelerate the creation of a radically just new world where communities of color thrive.  You can reach Takema at her website https://convergeforchange.com Some of the highlights Takema shares:Sources for Takema's personal mission include the birth of her micro-preemie son (born at 21 weeks at 1lb 11oz) and her inherited legacy of social justice warriorsWe live in a polarized worldHow to create safe spaces for difficult conversationsWhat can we do together that we can't do alone?Leadership begins with self - hold up a mirrorBe honest with yourselfBe the safe placeLearning to value variety and uniquenessRecognize people's gifts and talentsPeople want to be seen and they want to contributeBuild relationships and connections within the organization"Culture eats strategy for breakfast"  - what is the culture of your organization?Self care (or lack of it) affects our ability to leadWould your organization benefit from an "equity audit"? And more Please share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
28:59 2/6/24
The power of vulnerability - Nicole Frolick (creating a "permission slip" for authenticity)
Everyone knew that perfect Nicole was the "go to" problem solver, but it wasn't until she allowed herself to be vulnerable that she was able to heal her deep wounds and make valuable connections with others.   Nicole Frolick is an author, speaker, healer, life coach, and the founder of Alchemy Academy.   You can reach Nicole at her website https://www.nicolefrolick.com.Some of the highlights Nicole shares:Many of us were not allowed to share our feelings when we were childrenHow we can shut down the feminine aspects of ourselvesMany of us don't feel emotionally safeHow repression affects our physical bodyOvercoming sexual abuse as a childOur weaknesses can bring about our greatest giftsWe can have deeper relationships if we allow ourselves to be supportedFinding beauty in the messHow sharing creates a "permission slip" for others to heal How to gain support and make better connections with othersWhen we allow people to support us the support will comeIt starts and ends with usHow experiencing darkness increases our capacity to hold lightForgiveness is the pathway to freedomIncreasing our self compassionListen to your inner voiceHow to enjoy a more fulfilling lifeAnd more Please share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
38:03 1/30/24
Beauty from the inside out with Misty Laboy (Why loving yourself changes everything)
Misty Laboy looked great in the mirror, but even though she was a talented make up artist and had successfully lost 65 pounds, something was missing.  In this episode of Linda's Corner, Misty explains why self love and self worth have a greater effect than anything else we can do for ourselves.    Misty is a makeup artist, weight loss advisor, and self-love mentor.  Freebie: How to gain confidence and connect with your inner goddess quiz https://mistylaboy.com.Some of the highlights Misty shares:You can't take a "before and after" picture of self love, but it has a greater effect than anything elseWhy we can look good and still not feel good.Practical weight loss tips that work (hint: stop dieting)The cleaner I eat, the better I feelLearning to value yourselfYou teach people how to treat youLearning to create boundariesThe problems of being a "people pleaser"How "attachment" is different than loveLearning to respect yourselfLearning how to say noLearning to create boundariesHow we create our own realityHow to avoid toxic relationshipsWhy we need to be honest with ourselvesWhy "ownership" matters in creating healthy relationshipsLearning to love yourself (including your flaws)Why everything you need is within youWhen you accept yourself, your life will changeAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
38:14 1/23/24
Turning setbacks into comebacks with Staci Wallace
High achiever Staci Wallace explains that our setbacks are an opportunity to rethink our lives and become better.  Staci Staci is an award winning country music singer who has shared the stage with 5 U.S. presidents, sang at the Olympics, ran her own fashion consulting firm, and served as the National Marketing Director of a billion-dollar company.   She is also is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, entrepreneur, the CEO of the Fueled by Fire Mastery Program, and the founder of Empower Women, non-profit that seeks to bring freedom to women and girls overcoming abuse, domestic violence, homelessness, depression and sexual exploitation.  You can reach Staci at her websites https://www.staciwallace.com/ and https://emwomen.com.Freebie!  Staci is offering her 5 day "Legacy Wealth Mastery" course (valued at $3,500) for free at https://www.fbfchallenge.com/registerHighlights Staci shares:Our setbacks are opportunities to rethink our lifeEveryone goes through suffering; it's how we deal with it the determines the outcomeTimeline therapyGod can turn all things for our goodRescuing and redeeming trafficking victimsWhat are the 7 F-words that help you find balance and joy in your life?  Faith, family, finance, freedom, fitness, focus, and fun  Overcoming generational traumaHow taking responsibility helps us heal - I can't control what happened to me, but I can control what I do nowOur setbacks can be liabilities or assets - the difference is whether or not we choose to hold on to the painWhat is the 1% method to achieving greatness?The process of information, transformation, duplication, and monetizationWhat is sabotaging me from attaining the next level?Approval addictionUnderstanding the difference between our purpose and our roleAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
38:25 1/16/24
Taking life to the next level with Kevin Palmieri (Founder of Next Level University)
Kevin Palmieri had it all.  An award winning body builder physique, a gorgeous model girlfriend, fabulous sports car, and a dream job with a six figure income.  He had checked all the boxes so why wasn't he happy?  In this episode of Linda's Corner, Kevin explains how happiness comes from within rather than from external circumstances and how to take life to the next level.  Kevin is the CFO, founder and co-host of Next Level University.  You can reach Kevin at his website  https://www.nextleveluniverse.com  Some of the highlights Kevin shares: Why the "I will be happy when ____" mindset doesn't workExternal validation doesn't heal the internal voidWhat is confidence and how do you achieve it?Arrogance is confidence without competenceHow insecurity makes us "fragile"Vulnerability is the ability to face the truthWhy the quality of your relationships depends on the level of your willingness to be vulnerableHow to be vulnerable with yourselfYou can improve the truth after you're willing to face itAsk yourself "why?"Face your fears and prove your fears wrongHow to use the present to unlock the pastThe benefits of becoming self awareI am better because of experiencing hard thingsLearning from negative examples - what not to doHow adversity can create opportunitiesAnalogy - we won't make the effort to paint a car with four flat tiresWhat happened to you doesn't define youHow to get unstuck and see the potential withinCreating a perspective of growthAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
33:04 1/9/24
The end of stress, fear, shame, and feeling not good enough - Don Goewey
Our culture is based in fear and shame, but in this episode of Linda's Corner, Don Goewey explains how we can break free from these societal programs and experience child-like joy, peace, and freedom.   Don managed the department of psychiatry at Stanford University Medical School, was awarded an excellence in medicine citation from the American Medical Association, pioneered an approach for overcoming catastrophic life events, and is the author of the best seller “The End of Stress/Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain.”  Don and his work have been featured on the Today Show, CNN and NPR.  You can reach Don at his website https://theendofstressbook.com.Some of the highlights Don shares:FMRI scans of Tibetan monks show how to shift the brain to experience more peaceMeditation for just 5 minutes a day is enough to alter brain functionSuccess doesn't equate to happiness (but happiness can lead to success)We live in a fear based society - how does that affect our beliefs and actions?Where do feelings of "not good enough" come from?What is stress?What resource do we overlook when we're dealing with stress?The role of the amygdala in our fear responseOur amygdala can't tell the difference between real or imagined dangerHow do ads affect us? (research shows they make us feel bad about ourselves)How acceptance neutralizes stressHow neuroplasticity reverses the stress response and prunes the "fear center"Research shows that only 4% of people feel happy and freeHow awareness brings peace and freedomAre you actively making yourself miserable?Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failureFocusing on what you don't have brings miseryFocusing on what you have to be grateful for brings joyHappiness doesn't come from the world (it comes from within)We're not broken.  We're not a problem that needs to be fixedEverything you need is already inside of youGet in touch with your emotions, but don't "identify" with them And more Please share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
45:41 1/2/24
"Right Now" Leadership - Kyle Gillette (How to value, motivate, and empower others)
Leadership is changing and "right now" leaders know how to value, motivate, and empower their employees.  In this episode of Linda's Corner, leadership expert Kyle Gillette explains his 4 part framework to help the leaders of today be successful.  Kyle is a leadership and business coach, behavioral analyst, the creator of the B.L.U.E. shirt leadership framework, and the author of “Right Now Leadership: a 4-part framework for Today’s Leader”  You can reach Kyle at his website blueshirtcoaching.com.Some of the highlights Kyle shares:Now is the opportunity to leadToday's leaders need to know how to value, motivate, and empower their employeesThe framework to great leadership is analogous to building a strong buildingBe a self aware leaderLead with accountabilityUse a growth mindsetEmpower others5 levels to empowering those you leadFascination - assume those you lead are fascinating, lean in and learn their storiesGet to know them.  Study, and pay attentionAsk good questions - empower thinkingHold people accountableCelebrate your people and their successes - notice what they're doing wellAs a leader, your mindset is going to impact everything about your businessEmpowerment starts with mindsetAssume good intentDistinguish facts from assumptions and rumorsFollow upTrack time and effortAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety. 
35:04 12/26/23
Healing generational trauma and abuse - Wesley Jackson (self awareness and self love)
Wesley Jackson chose to let go of anger, fear, guilt, and shame and replaced them with self awareness and self love.  In this episode of Linda's Corner, Wes shares how he overcame patterns of generational trauma, abuse, and neglect and how you can break your chains as well.  Wes is the Co-Founder of Surviving Humanity: A Self-Help Podcast.  You can reach Wesley at his website https://www.survivinghumanity.net.Some of the highlights Wes shares:What is "twice exceptional" and how can our gifts and challenges define us?Mal-adaptive coping mechanisms we use to survive abuseHow generational abuse causes repeating cycles of traumaWhat does it mean to feel "emotionally safe"?Learning to shut up and keep your head downCreating a false image through perfectionismA journey of self discovery - Who am I? What are my core values? What am I good at?Overcoming negative labelingSelf fulfilling prophecyOvercoming negative thought patternsGaining self confidence and a feeling of self worthI no longer require external validationThe power of gratitudeWe're not "finding ourselves," we're "creating ourselves"And morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
32:52 12/19/23
Suffering to thriving: How to develop a thriving mindset with Kathy Harmon-Luber
In her 20's, doctors told Kathy that she had the spine of an 80 year old.  Then an inoperable ruptured disc left her bedridden for 5 years.   Kathy turned this life disruption into an opportunity to hit the reset button.  In this episode of Linda's Corner, Kathy shares secrets to transition from suffering to thriving.   Kathy Harmon-Luber is a certified reiki & sound healing practitioner, healing navigator, and the author of “Suffering to Thriving.”  You can reach Kathy at her website https://sufferingtothriving.com.Some of the highlights Kathy shares:Life disruptions can cause us to ask the "wrong" questions like:  Why did this happen to me?  What if I'm a burden?  What if everybody leaves me?  What if I can never lead a normal life again? etc.  These questions lead to bitterness, depression, and a downward spiral to miseryAsking the "right" questions like: What can I do today to feel better?  What brings me joy?  What CAN I do?  What if something wonderful happens today? etc.  These types of questions increase hope,  gratitude, solutions, and lead to an upward spiral to healing Your mind is your medicineChoose to get on a path to healingHow life disruptions can be an opportunity to hit the reset button of lifeHow to connect the dots between suffering to thrivingDiscover what brings you joyYour healing journey is part of your life storyWhat can I do to make the world a better place?Every moment is a choiceHow to get over victim mentality and childhood traumaRecognizing the trauma component in autoimmune disordersAsking for help is not a weaknessAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
41:47 12/12/23
I am loved and I have a purpose (living an authentic, successful life) - Dr. Esther Zeledon
As a toddler, Dr. Esther Zeledon received an expensive life saving surgery.  She felt guilty for the financial burden she brought to her family and thought she had to be the perfect, overachieving daughter to justify their sacrifice.   In this episode of Linda's Corner, Esther shares her riveting story and how she eventually learned to love, accept, and forgive herself so that she could live an authentic, purposeful and joyful life.   Dr. Esther is the president and co-founder of Be Act Change.  She is also an author, speaker, strategist, facilitator, mentor, international developer, environmental scientist, entrepreneur,  and former diplomat.  You can reach Dr. Esther at her website https://beactchange.com.Some of the highlights Esther shares:Her family's sacrifices so she could receive a life saving operationOvercoming barriers to success as an immigrant to the United StatesThe overwhelming guilt of feeling like a burdenBecoming a "people pleaser" and having to do well at all costsA lifetime of checking all the right boxesDealing with depression and surviving a suicide attemptFeeling like people can't love meRecognizing that I am loved and I have a purposeHow one person can make a differenceWhy outside awards and success can't fill the void in our heartsLearning to forgive ourselvesFinding "check marks" that align with youBelieving in your own valueAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
38:42 12/5/23
Showing up for ourselves (giving women tools for self discovery) - Stephanie Rose
You show up for other people, do you show up for yourself?  In this episode of Linda's Corner, Stephanie Rose shares the importance of making and keeping our promises to ourselves.  Stephanie is the founder and owner of Firefly Scout and you can reach her at her website https://www.fireflyscout.com. Some of the highlights Stephanie shares:Why it matters that we keep our promises to ourselvesI am the kind of person who shows up for myselfHow to end self sabotageMom's have needs tooHow self care shows a good example for your childrenHow to not "lose yourself" as a momHelping women maintain their identityHow to "grow your glow"How to discover your unique gifts and what you loveWhat brings you joy?Taking a journey of self discovery and self awarenessCreate a vision board to get to know yourself betterDo more of what you loveYou are not alone in this journey Stream of conscious journaling exercise to clear your headHow to improve perspective and problem solve through a "walk and talk"How to get out of a "fear cycle"How to bring more peace to the worldAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
33:46 11/28/23
Building trust - Dr. Darryl Stickel (Trust is important. It's a skill you can build.)
Losing someone's trust is easy - building it back is much harder.  In this episode of Linda's Corner, Dr. Darryl Stickel answers key questions leaders face:  what is trust, why is it essential to leadership, and how can I become more trusted?  Darryl is one of the world’s leading experts on trust, the founder of Trust Unlimited, and the author of, Building Trust: Exceptional Leadership in an Uncertain World.,  You can react Darryl at his website https://www.trustunlimited.com.Some of the highlights Darryl shares:What is trust?What can I do to build trust?What is the formula for perceived trust?How to assess levels of uncertainty, vulnerability, and risk How to close the gap between how much you are trusted and how much you should be trustedEmotions affect our ability to be rational and that affects levels of trust - here's what to do about thatExamples of how building trust has improved relationships between parents and childrenWhat is "benevolence" and how does it affect people's willingness to trust me?How do my assumptions affect people's willingness to trust me?How clear communication can help build trust How my integrity affect's people's willingness to trust me?How accepting people and loving them builds trustHow do build trust even when I make mistakesAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
38:28 11/21/23
Deconstructing and reconstructing our lives - Colin Kingsmill (living authentically)
Colin Kingsmill had the jet-setter lifestyle that most people dream of, but he found that none of it fed his soul, so he began the process of deconstructing and reconstructing his life into something he loves.  In this episode of Linda's Corner, Colin shares action steps to create a beautiful life of joy, fulfillment and authenticity.   Colin is a former Swiss Banker and jet-setter.   He is currently an entrepreneur, founding partner at Whole Human Coaching, and the author of "Fear Less: Crossing the Bridge from Fear to Bliss."  You can learn more about Colin at his website https://colinkingsmill.com.  Some of the highlights Colin shares:His story of having everything and choosing to give it away and start over from scratchHow do you find what fuels you?After giving everything away, it all came back as a byproduct of doing something he loved - you can have it all and be happy tooWhat happens when you shine your light outward rather than just "seeking fabulous""Stuff" isn't the destinationHow to achieve greatnessWhy we must heal the core wound of unworthinessWhat are the stories you tell yourself?What is your "origin story"?How to create different storiesWhat are your "flintstone moments" of decision making?Where are you at and what is your destination?We can experience trauma with a little "t" or a capital "T" - they both affect usBe kind and gentle with yourself8 steps to greatnessGet out of the negativity cycleYou are a radio station - Choose what channel you want to be onStop living for other people - live in integrityLet go of stories  that no longer serve youMindfulness - return to the core - know that "I'm okay" Design the life you want - have a clear picture of what you wantUse daily rituals to keep on trackDon't play the victimAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
35:50 11/14/23
Women's Health (Functional Diagnostic Testing) - Falyn Morningstar
At age 26, Falyn Morningstar was experiencing a wide range of health problems that Western medicine couldn't diagnose or solve so she turned to Functional Diagnostic Testing which answered her questions and brought about healing.  In this episode of Linda's Corner, Falyn shares her story and opens our eyes to a whole new set of tools to help find the root of our health concerns.  Falyn is an Environmental Engineer and a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.  You can reach Falyn by email at discover@falynmorningstar.com or through IG @ falynmorningstar. Some of the highlights Falyn shares:Falyn's story and how she learned about Functional Diagnostic TestingFinding individually tailored solutions for each personHow functional testing give a good picture of what's going on inside of youHow food sensitivities can negatively affect health in ways you didn't expectHow gut health affects every aspect of well beingDRESS protocol: diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction, and supplementationLife style is where it's at - this is the solution for most problemsEpigenetics - how to turn on and of genetic expressionSupport your nervous system by breathing deeplySupport your liver by drinking clean water and eating good foodThe benefits of going outside and getting enough sunshineWhich functional diagnostic tests are eligible for HSA? And morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
49:14 11/7/23
From prison to purpose - Elizabeth Mikotowicz (domestic violence, addiction, injustice)
Elizabeth Mikotowicz triumphed over trauma, domestic violence, mental health issues, traumatic brain injury and corrupt institutions.   In this episode of Linda's Corner, Elizabeth shares her journey from prison to purpose.  Elizabeth is an artist with an environmentally friendly clothing brand featured on Le Galleriste and found at the website https://www.legaleriste.com/en/Elizabeth.mikotowicz.Some of the highlights Elizabeth shares:Misdiagnosed as a youth and put on wrong medicationsSurviving severe domestic violence and explaining the mindset of abused women (why would you allow this to continue?)What is "trauma bonding"?How addiction and abandonment led to prisonFirsthand experience of corruption and inhumane treatment in women's prisonRape and sexual harassment in prison by inmates and prison staff - does PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) solve the problem? Life after prisonYou have to deal with the trauma before you can overcome addictionsTips to overcome addiction:  stay away from old friends that bring you down, find healthy distractions, eat healthy foodAvoid people, places, and things that are triggersAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
28:39 10/31/23
Stick it to depression and chronic pain with Dr. Alex Joannou
Dr.  Alex Joannou explains his discovery of a revolutionary new form of acupuncture that has had astonishing results in helping people heal from depression and chronic pain.   Dr. Alex, Founder of Transformational Acupuncture International, is the leading global expert on depression and acupuncture, an award-winning speaker, 2x #1 best-selling author, and highly accredited GP.  His 40-year medical career spans 400,000 patient consultations and over 60,000 acupuncture treatments.  Dr. Alex trains acupuncture practitioners globally to “Stick It To Depression” using Transformational Acupuncture.  You can reach Dr. Alex at his website https://stickittodepression.com.Some of the highlights Dr. Alex shares:How Western Medicine diagnoses, measures, and treats depressionTraditional medicine's objective is to help a depressed person feel "less depressed"; the goal is not to "cure" depression or help the person feel "happy"The objective of antidepressants is to help a person feel "less depressed" or "comfortably numb" - it's important to understand that antidepressants do not help a person feel "happy"Dr. Alex has 40 years experience as a medical doctor and 25 years experience as an acupuncturist How Dr. Alex developed a new form of Transformational Acupuncture that corrects and aligns chakras and is more effective than traditional Chinese acupuncture in healing chronic pain and depressionTransformational acupuncture can help people overcome feelings of "being stuck"Many patients have been able to stop taking opioids and/or antidepressants by solving and correcting the underlying problem rather than coping or maskingHow to find a practitioner and/or gain the training to become a practitionerAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
32:43 10/24/23
Transforming childhood trauma into adult freedom with Susan Gold
Susan Gold shows how to break that cyclical pattern of hurt and abused children raising hurt and abused children.  Susan has a background in television and film, is a decorated endurance athlete,  and she is the author of "Toxic Family: Transforming Childhood Trauma into Adult Freedom".  You can reach Susan at her website https://www.susangold.us.Some of the highlights Susan shares:Tremendous outward success including working with Barbara Walters, Andy Warhol, Taylor Swift, Jack Black, etc.  and also training with Olympic athletes and ranking nationally in endurance events. Finding a need to look and heal inwardly after ending a painful marriage with a narcissistic spouseRecognizing patterns of hurt and abused children raising hurt and abused children Raised by alcoholic father and a mother who soothed with compulsive eating and diet pills (speed)The painful awareness that I'm following the cyclical pattern set by my parentsDealing with the fear of being abandoned and a need for attentionOvercoming codependency   Our greatest challenges can become our greatest life teachersLooking at our "life teachers" with compassion and gratitudeOvercoming clinical depressionConnecting with friends to create safety net to get through suicidal depressionThe power of asking for helpThe process of awareness, acceptance, and action to heal and transformExploring somatic therapies for healing from traumaAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
40:05 10/17/23
Empowering women - Beate Chelette
In just 18 months, Beate Chelette transitioned from being a broke single mom to selling a business to Bill Gates for millions.   Beate is a Growth Architect, trainer, coach, speaker, podcast host, global thought leader, entrepreneur, and the author of “Happy Woman, Happy World.”  You can reach Beate at her websites https://AirtightAvatar.com https://beatechelette.com/ or https://womenscode.com.Some of the highlights Beate shares:Surviving every conceivable disaster including receiving a phone call at her father's funeral serving her notice that she is losing her house and nearly losing her 3 year old daughter to a fatal asthma attack"Surrendering" - I've done everything I can doTransitioning from substantial debt to selling a business to Bill Gates for millionsWomen need to know that they have "choices" and not just "options"Remembering that whatever we're going through, it's not always going to be like thisDiscussing the concepts of egoRHYTHM and the Women's Code"Don't drown in a puddle" - don't get upset over little thingsStop making excusesTo improve your chances of a successful relationship, become the kind of person that attracts a good partnerOur default setting is to model the patterns we observed as children, but we can learn new and better waysDiscussion on "feminine energy" - what does it mean to you and why? Empower yourself to become what you wantAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
35:52 10/10/23
I am not a door mat (healing from trauma) Birgitta Visser
Early abuse and trauma left Birgitta Visser feeling worthless and invisible, but she learned to heal from her trauma and discover her infinite worth. Birgitta is a healer trained in multiple modalities, a soul empowerment coach, and the author of “Becoming authentically me.”  You can reach Birgitta at her website https://www.powersoulhealing.com.Some of the highlights Birgitta shares:Sexual abuse at an early ageEnduring her father's untimely deathDrug addiction, suicide attempts, death threats, and other trialsDealing with feelings of guilt, poverty, shame, fear, failure, and low self esteemEntering the professional modeling world to increase confidenceCoping mechanisms: drug use, trying to fix others, etc.Learning a new skill set and a new mindsetIt doesn't matter what other people think about you, what matters is what you think about yourselfHave compassion with yourself (don't beat yourself up)Crying out to the universe for help and learning how to listen to the answersEmpowering people to heal themselvesDo something to make yourself better every day (breath work, meditation, journaling, walk in nature, creativity, make a bucket list, etc.)Change your thinking, change your lifeAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
34:53 10/3/23
Making mistakes and second chances with Dr. James W. Smith (compulsive gambling)
In this episode of Linda's Corner, Dr. James W. Smith openly shares his story of how compulsive gambling led to losing everything and the uphill battle of reclaiming his life.  Dr. James is a consultant, author, motivational speaker, podcast host, former attorney, and retired Pastor.  You can learn more about Dr. James at his website  https://www.dealbyme.com. Some of the highlights James shares:His story of early success as the first African American attorney in his cityBecoming addicted to gambling and losing everythingBecoming desperate and turning to crime to solve his problemsSpending 5 years in prison for armed robberyWhat do you do to correct a mistake and reclaim your life?Accept your mistake.  Confront it and accept responsibility. Have faith and confidence that you can do it - you can change your lifeHow the fear of failure can drive us to lose our focusEncouraging, inspiring, transformingWe can be forgiven.We can move onOnce a compulsive gambler, always a compulsive gambler?  Not necessarilyAnd morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
28:56 9/26/23
LIFE! (Live Incredibly Full Everyday) with Martin Salama
In this episode of Linda's Corner, Martin Salama shares secrets to live incredibly full every day.  Martin is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, professional business coach, radio host, and the architect of the warriors L.I.F.E code.  You can reach Martin at his website https://thewarriorslifecode.com or at https://connectwithmartin.com.Some of the highlights Martin shares:What is "toxic positivity"? (hint: it's about pretending that everything is okay, when it's really not)What do you do when you get "ANTs" in your head? (Automatic negative thoughts)How to not give up on yourselfFinding the balance between living a "happy" life and a "meaningful" lifeFinding the balance between caring for self and making a contribution to the worldDealing with situational depressionDealing with the childhood trauma of losing a little brother in a tragic accident - the decision, "Now it's my job to make sure that my parents are never sad again" and the resulting consequences.Being a people pleaser and pleasing no oneWhat is a mindset of lack?  What does it look like?  What does it feel like?What is a mindset of abundance?  How do I change from lack to abundance by the words I use?Rationalize really means "rational lies"  Self conscious vs. self awareHow to build emotional strength - acknowledge emotions and find out whyHow to transform from a worrier to a warriorHow to "Live Incredibly Full Everyday"And morePlease share, subscribe, leave a rating and review, visit the Linda's Corner website at lindascornerpodcast.com and/or follow on youtube, facebook, instagram, and pinterest @lindascornerpodcast. Thanks!Also please visit the Hope for Healing website at hopeforhealingfoundation.org for free resources to increase happiness, build confidence and self esteem, improve relationships, manage stress, and calm feelings of depression and anxiety.
32:52 9/19/23

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