Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair

Vicki brings you inspiring and stimulating conversations with innovative business leaders, cutting edge medical and health professionals, authors, filmmakers, journalists, adventurers and ordinary people, leading extraordinary lives. Live well - live strong!

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Conversations Live with Vicki St. Clair

Conversations Live With Vicki St Clair 04 - 15 - 19 James Creighton, Ronald Frederick, Carly Pollack

Even the strongest relationships encounter shaky ground ... the key is keeping those tremblors from becoming destructive and devastating relationship earthquakes. Loving Through Your Differences: Building Strong Relationships From Separate Realities explores how your unique emotional reality influences your interactions with the world. Today, Dr. James Creighton offers tips on how to keep combustible situations in check through expressing your feelings while minimizing blame and accusation, and how the five minute rule can improve your relationships. Dr. Creighton is a psychologist and relationship consultant who has worked with couples and conducted communications training for more than 50 years. Later, if you've ever frustrated yourself by acting (or reacting) in a way that defies your better judgement, take solace in the fact that we are all hardwired in infancy to act the way we do. Dr. Ronald J. Frederick joins us today to reveal how to rewire our brains to achieve healthy, secure relationships. Plus, you'll learn your attachment style ... secure, avoidant, anxious, or fearful-avoidant. Dr. Frederick has provided innovative and experiential therapy to individuals and couples for over twenty years and actively teaches and trains psychotherapists. His new book is Loving Like You Mean It: Use the Power of Emotional Mindfulness to Transform Your Relationships. Finally, to eliminate negative behaviors, you have to find the root and extract it. "It is our minds that drive the eating bus," writes nutritionist Carly Pollack in her new book, Feed Your Soul: Nutritional Wisdom to Lose Weight Permanently and Live Fulfilled. We'll discuss how to change your story and find the courage to look deep and heal from the inside. Carly is the founder of Nutritional Wisdom, a thriving private practice based in Austin, Texas. She is a Certified Clinical Nutritionist with a master's degree in holistic nutrition.
00:55:03 4/15/2019

Past Episodes

What do the tough do, when the going gets tough? They Keep Going, which just happens to be the name of Austin Kleon's new book where he shares 10 ways to stay creative in good times and bad. We'll find out why this "writer who draws" describes himself as a mongrel, and how that benefits his work. Why he says life is for art, and not other way around. And, the big question that many have asked over the past few months in light of scandalous celebrity behavior, can you separate the art from the man, and the man from the art? Austin Kleon's New York Times bestselling books include Steal Like an Artist, and Show Your Work. Want a fun, educational, and free activity to enjoy with your kids? Try star gazing. Andrew Fazekas, aka the "Night Sky Guy", turned his life-long passion into his career. Today, he shares fun science facts such as what causes the elusive "green flash" at sunset. He also discusses his partnership with National Geographic in taking the world's first open air augmented-reality planetarium to a global audience. Explore the cosmos with him in Backyard Guide to the Night Sky. A science writer, speaker, and broadcaster Andrew Fazekas writes the StarStruck for National Geographic, and is the author of Star Trek: The Official Guide to Our Universe. Sex therapist Dr. Tammy Nelson returns to Conversations Live to help unravel confusion and make sense of unfaithful behavior. She'll offer tips on how to stop cheating, and share advice for those still involved in an affair with When You're the One Who Cheats: 10 Things You Need to Know. Tammy Nelson, PhD is a sex and relationship expert, an international speaker, an author and a licensed psychotherapist with almost thirty years of experience working with individuals and couples.
00:54:33 4/8/2019
Described as the William Faulkener of the Breaking Bad generation, #1 New York Times Bestseller Greg Isles is no stranger to adversity in a career spanning nearly three decades as an author. Following a car accident that left him in a coma for 8 days, Greg, much like bandmate Stephen King, rejoined the legendary and notorious lit-rock band The Rock Bottom Remainders. Today we'll discuss how his body of work has helped put his homestate of Mississippi on the map. Born in Germany in 1960, where his father ran the US Embassy Medical Clinic during the height of the Cold War, Greg spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, graduating from the University of Mississippi in 1983. His novels have been made into films, translated into more than twenty languages, and published in more than thirty-five countries worldwide. His latest is Cemetery Road. Later, while Glen Hamilton's novels always begin and end in rain-soaked Seattle, Mercy River stays in the Pacific Northwest as the central plot sees our hero race on a mysterious quest to the arid high desert of central Oregon. A Seattle native and award-winning author, Glen returns to Conversations Live to discuss the fourth installment in his popular Van Shaw series. Glen is the current President of the Southern California chapter of Mystery Writers of America. He is a winner of the Anthony, Macavity, and Strand Magazine Critics Awards. A resident of California, he frequently returns to Seattle to soak up the rain.
00:54:30 4/1/2019
Today, Vicki chats with three authors who weave historical twists with fictional tales to create suspenseful page turners! First, returning guest Steve Berry is noted for his mastery of blending fiction and history into a cocktail of intrigue and deception. The Malta Exchange, The latest in his best-selling Cotton Malone series, finds the titular character caught in a web of Vatican intrigue that involves the Knights of Malta and lost documents that could change history. Steve's novels have been translated into 40 languages with 20,000,000 copies in 51 countries. Next, Kris Frieswick's 20 years of writing experience didn't prepare her for the journey as she embarked on her first novel. The Ghost Manuscript is Indiana Jones with a female lead ? we see our heroine on a quest to find King Arthur's tomb that takes readers from Wales, to Boston and eventually to Cape Cod. Kris is a journalist, editor, humorist, teacher and author whose work has appeared in national magazines, newspapers and books for more than 20 years. Finally, Seattle based author Elise Hooper gives readers a peek into the life of photographer Dorothea Lange ... the woman who captured the real America ... in Learning to See. Elise has taught high school English and history and enjoys highlighting characters in her books who are real woman that have been often overlooked in history books.
00:54:00 3/25/2019
Returning guest Debra Gwartney, like many women, struggles with the challenges presented when trying to find that authentic connection with where your roots are ... or where you are trying to lay them down. In I am a Stranger Here Myself, Debra weaves frontier history into a personal exploration of womanhood, place, and a sense of belonging. Debra is a Pacific University Professor, journalist, and author who grew up in Idaho and now tries to find a sense of permanence on on the upper McKenzie River on the west slope of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon. Listen to her original appearance on Conversations Live here. National Geographic's Carrie Miller was initially motivated to learn to dive by great white sharks ... and her passion and discoveries have led her to raise awareness of the critical changes we need to make to ensure the future health of our oceans. You'll come away from National Geographic's 100 Dives of a Lifetime knowing why she calls the ocean the heartbeat of our planet. Carrie has been covering travel for National Geographic since 1998. She is a two-time Lowell Thomas Award winner and acclaimed contributing editor at National Geographic Traveler magazine.
00:55:14 3/18/2019
Many of returning guest Pam Jenoff's historical novels have been inspired in part by her work in international affairs at the Pentagon and for the State Department. Her latest is set during and right after World War II, exploring the story of a group of young women who risked their lives in the defiance of Nazi oppression. The Lost Girls of Paris is an essential and timeless story of survival, loyalty, and the power of sisterhood. Pam is a New York Times bestselling author of specializing in historical fiction. Monty Python Speaks: The Complete Oral History of Monty Python is a no-holds-barred look at the Pythons' legendary sketches and films, told through interviews with Monty Python's founding members, actors, producers, and collaborators. Author David Morgan reveals the story behind Spamalot: The Musical, the group's reaction to their resoundingly successful 2014 reunion, and a touching look at the group without Terry Jones after his 2015 diagnosis of dementia. David is a senior producer for CBSNews.com, and for CBS' Emmy Award-winning newsmagazine Sunday Morning. He has written about film production and media issues for such publications as the Los Angeles Times, Newsday, The Hollywood Reporter.
00:53:39 3/4/2019
Today's show is all about finding peace and prosperity, personally and profesionally. Imagine your life if you had the ability to achieve maximum focus without losing flexibility, got more of the right things done, and added to the ultimate goal of bringing more peace into the world? With his Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader: Lessons from Google and a Zen Monastery Kitchen, author Marc Lesser dishes up the tools you'll need for optimum accomplishment without the stress that comes with it. Marc founded and was CEO of 3 companies, is author of 4 books, and has an MBA degree from New York University. He was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years, and director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center, the first Zen monastery in the western world. Later, The Jewel of Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga provides an antidote to the hypermaterialism that poisons our lives. "When prosperity is equated with material wealth attained for its own sake, the word prosperity loses its deep meaning," writes author Ellen Grace O'Brian. For those who seek the fulfillment of both their souls and their material desires, this book is a wellspring of inspiration and intelligent guidance. Ellen is the director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, CA, who has been teaching Kriya Yoga philosophy and practice nationally and internationally for over three decades. She is also a radio host, and award-winning poet who weaves poetry into her teachings on spiritual matters, pointing to the mystical experience beyond words and thought.
00:00:00 2/25/2019
The squeaky wheel gets the grease, but remove the quiet wheel and the bike becomes useless. Jane Finkle knows firsthand the unique challenges and obstacles introverts face. Her new book, The Introvert's Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up, provides the tools you need to break free from what is holding you back, creating a path to a more fulfilling life. Jane has 25 years of experience as a career coach for universities and has run her own career counseling firm since 2002.
00:00:00 2/18/2019
Stephen Hawking portended that Artificial Intelligence is likely to be the end of humankind. In Crucible, returning guest James Rollins probes the question: If humans are to co-exist with A.I., what do we need to do to ensure our survival? His answer lies in a much more complex question ?" what does it mean to have a soul? James is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers, translated into more than forty languages, with more than 20 million copies sold. Check out his last CLV appearance here! We'll begin today with another returning guest, Karen Kingsbury, who is launching a new series of books for children, co-written with her son Tyler Russell. We'll discover what prompted them to work together ? and how that went. And what makes this series different to many kids' books currently on the shelves. Karen is a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist, with many of her novels under development as major motion pictures. Her Baxter Family books are being developed into a TV series slated to debut fall 2019. And joining us from the UK, USA Today bestselling author, Sarah Morgan. She's known for writing hot, happy, contemporary romance and women's fiction, and has won the prestigious RITA award three times. Her new story begins with a husband who wants a divorce and a solo trip to Paris where she meets someone ? but not the someone you might think. One Summer in Paris comes out in April ?" join us today for an exclusive sneak peek with Sarah!
00:54:01 2/4/2019
Can holding a grudge actually change your life for the better? In How to Hold a Grudge: From Resentment to Contentment ?" The Power of Grudges to Transform Your Life, author Sophie Hannah demonstrates how grudges can work in your favor, protect and inspire you, and even make you more forgiving. Sophie is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in forty-nine languages and fifty-one territories. How to Hold a Grudge is her first foray into self-help. Next, each year, millions of Americans seek alternative forms of treatment for chronic health problems. Yet even those who have experienced relief often can't explain it. In The Magic Feather Effect: The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief, journalist Melanie Warner brings a critical eye and open mind in her quest to understand some of the world's most popular alternative health treatments, the people who seek them, and the reasons so many of them feel cured. Melanie is a freelance journalist who writes about science and health. Previously, she was a business reporter for The New York Times, a senior writer at Fortune magazine, and a blogger for CBSnews.com.
00:54:39 1/28/2019
While very rare, suicide in children is the 10th leading cause of death. What every parent must know w/ Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore Coping with the suicide of a loved one is arguably the hardest thing we face. You search for signs you missed, cope with changes in your own life as a result, and try to come to terms with a question you may never have the answer to. Author A.W. Barnes and his older brother Mike were saddled with the challenge of being gay while raised in a large, conservative midwest family, until tragedy struck, as Mike took his own life. The Dark Eclipse: Reflections on Suicide and Absence is A.W. ??s collection of personal essays, written to reflect on and share his experiences in what he hopes is a cathartic path to reconciliation by helping others recover from similar loss. A.W. Barnes has a Ph.D. in English Literature and an MFA in Creative Writing. His nonfiction has appeared in numerous publications, and he's the academic author of Post-Closet Masculinities in Early Modern England.
00:55:27 1/21/2019

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