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An Interview with Cynthia Stott

An Interview with Cynthia Stott

An Interview with Cynthia StottStars, please! One of the wonders of social media is that you run across people you most likely would not have met. I had the pleasure of running across Cynthia Stott, a former Federal Reserve employee who had worked as an analyst and a consumer protection examiner. Now she works as a speaker coach and Global Visibility Expert and Mentor. When I first talked with her, I found myself skeptical. The more the interview progressed, the…

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An Interview with William Pullen on Dynamic Running Therapy

An Interview with William Pullen on Dynamic Running Therapy

An Interview with William Pullen on Dynamic Running TherapyStars, please! Those that know me, know I like to walk and occasionally run. While browsing through Twitter,  I ran across Dynamic Running Therapy. When I had a chance to connect with its founder, William Pullen, I was intrigued. Mr. Pullen was kind enough to grant me an email interview regarding Dynamic Running Therapy and how it works. JJ: What exactly is Dynamic Running Therapy (DRT)? WP: DRT is an approach to psychotherapy…

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Can-ability: An Interview with Cheryl Trujillo

Can-ability: An Interview with Cheryl Trujillo

Can-ability: An Interview with Cheryl Trujillo5 (100%) 4 votes   The other day I had a talk with Cheryl or “Sherry” Trujillo. When it comes to anxiety, her life serves as a refreshing reminder to focus on what one can do as opposed to all of the difficulties. She refers to her outlook as can-ability (can•a•bil•i•ty) which she defines as 1. The ability to do the things you are passionate about, even after an illness or tragedy has occurred. 2….

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Better than the Fear of Missing Out: Terry Lancaster

Better than the Fear of Missing Out: Terry Lancaster

Better than the Fear of Missing Out: Terry LancasterStars, please! When I noticed Terry Lancaster on social media I was struck by his persistence in simply doing one little right thing every day in an unbroken chain. Ironically the day that I interviewed him I ended up breaking a chain of my own. I ate bread today: shredded wheat and a cheeseburger. The first bread for bread’s sake since January 1st of 2016. Terry has been running at least ten…

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Carolien de Wit: My First Instagram Interview

Carolien de Wit: My First Instagram Interview

Carolien de Wit: My First Instagram InterviewStars, please! The other day I had my first Instagram interview with Carolien de Wit, a woman from the Netherlands. I was enchanted with her and while reading the interview perhaps you will understand why. Be certain to check out her Instagram account. It is amazing.  I remember when I first looked at her Instagram account, I thought, “Wow. Here is someone who gets it from a holistic perspective.” JJ: You had mentioned that…

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A Conversation with Joseph A Losi, LMFT

A Conversation with Joseph A Losi, LMFT

A Conversation with Joseph A Losi, LMFTStars, please! One of the good things about social media is that it allows for people to have discussions if one is willing to take the extra step. Joseph A. Losi was under the impression that I feel that fear can/should be banished from my tweets. He is a long standing counselor/therapist who operates several different forums. He I gave him the opportunity to talk about fear with me via a conversation as a…

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A Gameful Approach: An Interview with MaxiieMae

A Gameful Approach: An Interview with MaxiieMae

A Gameful Approach: An Interview with MaxiieMaeStars, please! This past week I had the pleasure of interviewing MaxiieMae via Twitter. She is War Mother of the Disciples of War in Destiny. She maintains a channel on Twitch TV and can be followed on Twitter. JJ: Could you describe your fear with an example? MM: I have a fear of not necessarily committing to someone, but to multiple people. I’m afraid of committing to multiple people at once. Usually more than five…

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Bypass: An Interview with Cindy Russell

Bypass: An Interview with Cindy Russell

Bypass: An Interview with Cindy RussellStars, please! I have known Cindy Russell for about three years.  She recently had about a bit of a health scare when she felt pressure at the base of her neck. Strangely enough, I gave her a call as she was heading to the ER and joined her. I had no idea how serious her visit would become. What I had thought would be anxiety or something else turned out to be a dire need…

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Worthy: An Interview with Patricia Love

Worthy: An Interview with Patricia Love

Worthy: An Interview with Patricia Love5 (100%) 1 vote I had the pleasure of having coffee with Patricia Love, while I was on a quarterly trip out to Washington State. On a personal note, I found myself a little overwhelmed in how many different aspects of dealing with fear was packed into what seemed like a fairly straight forward interview. Whether this was because Patricia in her discussion on dealing with the fear of being worthy struck a nerve with me,…

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Action over Fear: An Interview with Rob Adelphia

Action over Fear: An Interview with Rob Adelphia

Action over Fear: An Interview with Rob Adelphia5 (100%) 1 vote I had the pleasure recently of interviewing Rob Adelphia. He seems to live a pretty exciting life between running a private coaching practice and going on various escapades. Unsurprisingly, he believes in the power of action. He was kind enough to extend thirty minutes of his time and share some insights regarding fear. He maintains a website at todayhaspower.com.  JJ: Tell me a little bit about your story as it relates to fear. RA:  My…

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Stepping Out to Live the Dream: Michael N.

Stepping Out to Live the Dream: Michael N.

Stepping Out to Live the Dream: Michael N.2.3 (45%) 4 votes One of the pleasures that I have from being active on social media is getting to know people I most likely would not have met otherwise. I had the pleasure of interviewing Michael Noker about overcoming his fear to step and pursue his dream. He has a YouTube channel and talks about various issues on his website. JJ: Tell me  little bit about your experience with fear. MN: I…

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Mindfulness Mastery: An Interview with Hugh Byrne

Mindfulness Mastery: An Interview with Hugh Byrne

Mindfulness Mastery: An Interview with Hugh ByrneStars, please!   Recently I had the privilege of interviewing Hugh Byrne, PhD., the author of The Here-and-Now Habit which I had mentioned in an earlier blog post. He was kind enough to offer some insights on incorporating mindfulness in one’s daily life and how to use it to respond to strong emotions and cravings.    JJ: When it comes to mindfulness and intention, part of the reason why we as humans have developed habits is so…

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Jedi Mindfulness: An Interview with Sir John Hargrave

Jedi Mindfulness: An Interview with Sir John Hargrave

Jedi Mindfulness: An Interview with Sir John Hargrave5 (100%) 1 vote I am very excited to share today’s interview with you. I had the pleasure of interviewing Sir John Hargrave, the author of Mind Hacking: How to Change Your Mind for Good in 21-Days.  I found it to be a wonderful manual for mindfulness. In it he encouraged a number of practices. One of the concepts that I wanted to pursue was what his direction was in term of his…

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100th Blog Post: In Appreciation of Caryn Hatcher

100th Blog Post: In Appreciation of Caryn Hatcher

100th Blog Post: In Appreciation of Caryn Hatcher5 (100%) 4 votes Some of you knew this already, but I had an ace up my sleeve when I began this blog. It is highly unlikely I would have begun it without her. And for your help and willingness to occasionally suffer sleep deprivation, I personally thank you, Caryn Hatcher. Others have helped. You have sacrificed. It is only appropriate that the 100th blog post be dedicated to you. Caryn has helped me…

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Tables Turned: Tom Ferris Interviews James Justus

Tables Turned: Tom Ferris Interviews James Justus

Tables Turned: Tom Ferris Interviews James Justus4 (80%) 1 vote If I were to rate all the people I know on a fear scale – (1) willing to swim with sharks while being wrapped in a tuna swim suit, and (5) won’t walk under a tree because squirrels might drop nuts on their head – James Justus would certainly be on the low end. Maybe not a (1) but certainly a (2). He’s a confident, successful person who may be…

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