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Sep 17, 2019

“All the world’s a stage” Shakespeare famously wrote. But have you ever been on a real stage, with an audience eagerly awaiting to hear what you have to say? Perhaps you have dreamed of becoming a public speaker, or have done it before, but one thing is for sure: getting on a stage and sharing your message with the world is a sure-fire way to elevate your brand, and most importantly, inspire others with your message. 

While it may seem daunting, it doesn’t have to be, because when you are on stage, all you have to do is be yourself. That is who the audience will connect with - the truth, the emotion, the stories that they can relate to and see themselves in. Whether you are selling an idea, a product, or simply spreading an inspirational message, nothing will hit home like you being vulnerable and coming from the heart. In doing so, your message could literally save someone's life. 

I learned this myself when I stood on a stage recently and shared one of the most personal stories of my life. Luckily, I had one of my greatest mentors there to guide me, and he joins me today on my show to share how you can own the stage and inspire others with your words. Michael Port co-founded Heroic Public Speaking with his wife, Amy Port, and they truly are the best at guiding others to authentically shine on stage.

Sep 10, 2019

Technology has probably improved your life in so many ways, while simultaneously causing you to be constantly distracted by “shiny things”. Facebook, instagram, youtube, are all black holes which are easy to fall into, in place of doing what is meaningful to you. If you think about it, everytime you get sucked into one of these black holes, you block yourself from working on the things that will help you achieve your dreams. 
 
Yet it’s not easy to stay focused on what is meaningful in your life when you live in an era of constant distraction that goes beyond technology but even life itself, with things constantly happening that are beyond our control: illness, work, relationships.  
 What’s important is to realize that while we can’t control what happens, we can control what we do, with the goal of affecting the way things turn out. 

For women especially, we seem to have hundreds of things to do and relationships to juggle. It’s important to learn how to be present and maintain focus to allocate time and energy for our dreams, and ourselves. Nir Eyal joins me today on Stellar Life to discuss the research that he’s done on behavior and the age of distraction we currently live in, and he shares life-changing advice on how you can take back control of your life and become indistractable.

Sep 3, 2019

Many of us tend to carry emotional baggage into new relationships. I work with a lot of my coaching clients to help them leave that baggage behind, because ultimately we are responsible for letting it go to make space for new connections and memories. Entering into a new relationship, or even just starting to date again, can only happen when you go into it with an open mind, and an open, clean heart, free from the past, ready to receive love, and open to better understanding men. 
 
Aside from leaving behind your baggage, you'll also have to learn to trust men again, and for that to happen, you'll have to allow yourself to be vulnerable. Men want to be respected and feel needed just as much as we do, and trusting them is a way to show respect, while being vulnerable allows them to step in and serve you. 
 
Helena Summers is a woman who has a background worthy of a hollywood movie. She has survived a rough upbringing, war, 2 arranged marriages, and has gone on over 500 dates, to finally end up where she is today: sharing her story with you on how she has overcome so much and has never given up on men or the idea of true love. Tune in to this episode to hear her incredible, inspiring story.

Aug 27, 2019

Your story is one of the most essential aspects that should be included in your business plan. As the saying goes, “facts tell, stories sell.” People are going to buy from you not because of what you are selling, but your 'why'. But it’s not always easy to convey that to others, especially if you are a professional or entrepreneur who is trying to elevate your thought leadership. 

One of the best ways to not only tell your story but also elevate your thought leadership, is by getting on TV. You don't have to take acting classes - you just have to get comfortable with telling your story from the heart, because that is what will grab producers' - and the audience's - attention. Once you get some high-level appearances under your belt, you achieve a level of stardom within your niche that will elevate your branding and leave an impression on your audience.  

My guest today, Alison Savitch, has been in the hollywood industry for decades, and is beloved by producers and actors alike. Why? Because she has this amazing ability to help others see the best in themselves, and bring that out in a way that makes them shine. Tune in to this episode to see why getting on T.V. could be what catapults your business to another level - and how easy it can be.

Aug 20, 2019

When you picture yourself at 85 years old, do you see yourself going for a swim, taking a long jog on the beach, or dancing the night away? Or do you see yourself hunched over in a wheelchair, sitting in the dark corner of a nursing home, unable to do much for yourself and completely reliant on others? It’s not enough to live longer, what also matters is the quality of life you are able to live as you age. 

As technology continues to advance rapidly each day, your 85, even 125 year old self could soon very well be enjoying Salsa night every week. And not only that, but actually feel thirty or forty years younger than you really are. We are getting closer and closer to finding the fountain of youth, to not only live longer but live healthier. 

Dr. Terry Grossman has been at the forefront of the conversations in extending our lifespan in a healthy manner. It’s easy to get caught up in focusing on how we look, but in reality, while we can alter our appearance to look younger, what is important is that we feel younger too. If you are also looking for the fountain of youth, then tune in to this amazing conversation with Dr. Grossman. You’ll be amazed at what you can start doing now to live a longer and stronger life.   

Aug 13, 2019

Maintaining a perfect balance between a career, family, relationships, and your personal hobbies seems like an impossible task. And in some ways, it is. Although you may have superwoman powers that help you juggle all aspects of your life, you’re still a human. And you need to put yourself and the priorities in your life first, which starts by learning how to say no. 
 
Yes, you really do have to choose your priorities, and this will require you to be 100% honest with yourself and the things that mean the most to you. Is it having a busy social life? Or is it spending more time on your personal hobbies? Whatever you discover, fully embrace it and get comfortable saying no to everything else. That way, when people ask how you seemingly “do it all” you can confidently say, “I don’t. I do what I love!” 
 
I often tell my coaching clients that self-care is one of the first things you should focus on if you want to attract your soulmate. But, the idea behind this applies in all aspects of your life. Felecia Hatcher is my guest today, and I am grateful for her time on the show because as you will see, she is very particular about where she spends her time. She has mastered the art of saying “no” to the things that don’t fulfill her, yet still rocks a booming business and a wonderful family. Learn how she seems to ‘do it all’ by tuning in to this episode! 

Aug 6, 2019

Your body is an incredible machine. It’s truly extraordinary all the amazing things that your body can accomplish, from the creative thoughts in your mind to the impressive strength in your workouts. Even the simple fact that we can breathe without thinking about it is a testament to how amazing your body is! 
 
Like any well running machine, your body needs the proper fuel in order to run optimally. The nutrition which you choose to fuel yourself with can make a significant difference in the way you live, and enjoy your life. But how do you know what diet, sleep patterns, or fitness activities are the right choice for you? 
 
With all the noise out there about the latest diet and fitness trends, it can get stressful to sift through all the information for what really works. That’s why I am excited about today’s guest, Dr. Jo Lichten, a nutrition expert who shares how you can find the best plan to fuel your body and mind. 

Jul 30, 2019

The people and situations that you attract in your life all depend on the type of energy that you choose to carry within you, and that which you choose to let go of. It’s important to realize the difference between the two, because while you can’t avoid negative energy that comes to you, you can learn how to block or dispel it from your life and choose to focus on the positive. 

This is especially important in your relationships, particularly your marriage. Choosing to love your partner out of a place of positivity, developing a sense of when their energy gets low and needs a boost, will be essential to maintaining a happy and fulfilled relationship that is intensely connected. 

And if you are not in a relationship yet, but want to be, what has worked for my love coaching clients in the past is manifesting the love of their life not by envisioning who that person will be, but by working on themselves to become the person that will attract their soulmate. Dr. Laura Berman, my guest today, also believes in this power of manifestation, and the way in which energy affects our relationships - everything from electrifying things up in the bedroom, to maintaining constant attraction to one another, tune in to this episode to start spicing up your energy!

Jul 23, 2019

What does success mean to you? Does it mean money, vacations, new cars, and big houses? Or is success more of a feeling, not really something you can see accumulate. Perhaps success could mean happiness, health, and creating happiness in other people. 

The material things will fade away, their wow factor only lasts for a second before it fades away. But happiness, and health, are the foundations for which to build a fulfilling, worthwhile life. So when you think about the goals you want to accomplish, try to have your success markers not be how much money you’ve made, or things you’ve been able to buy, but how happy you are, if you’re at peace with yourself, and how you’ve been able to help others reach that same level. 
 
Today’s interview was a gift for me, and hopefully you’ll receive it as a gift too. Robert Allen would be considered successful simply for the fact that he’s made millions of dollars, but he doesn’t define his success that way. His definition of success involves health, happiness, and how he brings happiness to others. I think we can all learn from this - and yes, it does add to your happiness to become a millionaire, so he touches upon that too. Tune in! 

Jul 16, 2019

It was not that long ago that the concept of self-care and inner energies  was considered ‘new age’, something that only hippies practiced. Nowadays, it’s considered essential to practice self-care, listen to our intuition, and follow healthy boundaries when it comes to the people and things we let into our lives. And when it comes to reaching a point of fulfillment, I’ll let you in on a little secret: everything that you need is within you. Society doesn’t define you, another individual doesn’t define you, you alone are the person who decides, consciously, what you will make of your life, and how you will live through all the ups and downs that are part of our human existence. 
 
I teach the importance of self-love to my clients as one of the foundational elements that they must have before they are able to receive their soulmate. You simply cannot sustain loving another person if you don’t first acknowledge, appreciate, and remind yourself that you are enough in this world, and that although you love someone else with all your heart, they do not validate your worth. 
 
I loved getting into that “woo-woo” zone with Abby Wynne, a spiritual healer who has a scientific background to back up all of her teachings. What we uncovered in this episode may be exactly what you need to hear today to remind you that you are worthy of a life full of love and happiness. 

Jul 9, 2019

Being an expert in relationships, I often talk about the importance of intention and doing everything from the heart. And while this is particularly important in relationships, it also rings true for another aspect in your life that you may not have thought of: you business, particularly your sales.
 
When selling to people, you need to come from the heart, meaning, you need to ask yourself: do I really care about how my service or product will serve this person, or am I just focused on getting the sale? If you put customer care and attention first, you’ll quickly see how your sales will skyrocket in correlation. It helps to remember that at the end of the day, you are speaking to another human being - one who has fears and doubts, goals and dreams, and may be seeking your help in dealing with their issues. 
 
No one knows this better than Connie Whitman, a dear friend of mine who you wouldn’t even realize was selling something to you if she were to get you on a sales call. She’s that good, and totally genuine about it. You’ll learn a lot about the importance of listening and relationship building to grow your sales in my episode with Connie. Tune in! 

Jul 2, 2019

There is one person that we often forget to put on our to do list: ourselves. Especially as women, we are not only culturally raised to be primary caregivers for all sorts of people, but internally we have our feminine instincts which tend to come from a place of giving and nurturing. 
 
We need to remember that it is important to love ourselves as much as we love other people, and as much as we expect other people to love us. And regardless of who loves us, nothing will ever be as important to your inner fulfillment as how much you love yourself, and allow yourself to make mistakes, to achieve your dreams, to live your life unapologetically. 
 
My guest today is a personal and professional development coach and a behavior scientist who helps people do well and feel well by taking in a whole person approach to wellness. You May have seen Dr. Dinorah Nieves on ABC's The Chew, Braxton Family Values, and other television shows. She’s here today to share how and why you need to love yourself without feeling any guilt. 

Jun 25, 2019

We often think about marriage as a label to a relationship, when in fact, it’s more of a verb: it’s something you do, something you work at, every single day in the hopes of getting better and better at it. Because no matter how much you love your partner, you are both still independent, unique people with different needs going on at all times. Throw onto that children, bills, and careers, and you've got yourself a chaotic situation that would drive anyone crazy. 

In reality, it doesn’t have to be so hard. Through all the ups and downs of marriages, you’ll find that the thing that is going to make the biggest difference, what essentially will keep your marriage together, is going to be how kind you are to your partner. How much you can remember that they are human too, that they are just as tired, frustrated, stressed, as you are, and at the end of the day are simply looking for a warm hug, a kind word, a long embrace - something that tells them it’s going to be ok, you are in this together, and the reason you are in this together is because of love. 

Today’s episode rocks! My guest Jenna McCarthy shared so much extraordinary wisdom in this episode, and she delivers this wisdom with a refreshing dose of humor. Jenna McCarthy is a TED speaker, internationally-published writer, and the author of 16 books for adults and children. She is hilariously brilliant, and I’m sure you’re going to have a lot of fun listening to this episode.

Jun 18, 2019

The war on fat sometimes feels like a lost, never-ending battle. The diet industry is making billions in weight-loss products every year, and there are hundreds of potions, lotions, and magic pills on the market as well as thousands of different diets that can leave you in worse shape than before. Most of these solutions are short-lived, and regardless of the promises and the great marketing behind them, they just don't work. The truth is that there is no "one size fits all" in terms of what will work for you, will not work for another, and vice versa. It depends on your personal genetics, metabolism, gender, etc. There is more to weight loss than meets the eye.

Fat is an organ, it's a fascinating part of our body. Fat is essential to your body; from hormone regulation to the female reproductive system. That's why your fat doesn’t want to let go of you when you are trying to shed the pounds, leaving you frustrated, wondering if fat loss is even possible for you.

Good news is, there is a right way to lose fat, and there is a science behind it. Today’s guest is Sylvia Tara, a biochemist who has researched fat and is the author of a bestselling book, The Secret Life of Fat. Today she reveals the complex biology of fat and what it means to each and every one of us.

Jun 11, 2019

You’ve probably heard of the team “being woke”, which in popular slang is used to refer to operating out of a higher state of consciousness. When we reach this level of awakened reality, is when we start  living the life that we want, regardless of the external pressures of society to live our lives a certain way.

To get to this level of consciousness, you do need to put in a lot of internal work, but you don’t have to do it alone. There are so many amazing workshops, courses, masterminds, basically communities of like minded people who are on the same internal quest as you are, and in banding together you’ll find the ultimate support and inspiration to keep going.   My guest today was a pioneer in the development of Masterminds. Jay Fiset has been in the field for over 30 years, and has dedicated most of his career to integrating a global movement of conscious creators  to organize their lives and resources around their passions and gifts. Tune in to learn how to access a higher level of consciousness and meaningfully connect with like minded people.

Jun 4, 2019

For many of us, the brain remains a mystery. But it has an important job in our life: to make sense out of the disorder of the world. Our brain must process every sight, every sound, smell, taste, emotion, everything that we experience, process it and make sense of it in a way that is healthy for us.

May 28, 2019
The synergy between our mind, body and soul is often underestimated, when in reality, these are puzzle pieces which must be connected in order for us to live a whole existence. How we think about our world, and move ourselves within it, affects our emotional state and energy in a way that can make a difference in our level of happiness and fulfillment.  
 
Movement is one of the most powerful ways to wake up the energies within us, particularly those held in our Chakras. But most of us spend our days sitting in front of a computer, allowing our energy to drain instead of actively nurturing it. We hold so much in our bodies, that movement, whether free dance, running, stretching, yoga, even just getting up out of your chair and wiggling around, will have a great effect on your state of mind and level of productivity.  
 
My guest today is Natalie Southgate, a trained Jungian therapist and energy healer. Having researched the relationship between dance, music, mandala, and chakras, she created Chakradance in 1998. Natalie has led thousands to Chakradance live events and courses and runs regular workshops across the world. I hope this episode will make you want to move and shake your body in a way that is free and liberating!  
May 21, 2019

As the saying goes, no good thing comes easy, and that is especially true for Marriages. While you may consider the act of getting married the ultimate culmination of a relationship, in fact, getting married is just the beginning of a long, bumpy, exciting, risky journey. Marriage is something you constantly work on, because the commitment to be fully present for your partner as you both continue to evolve over the years is no easy feat.  
 
However, when you do put in the effort, you’ll find that having a committed partner, friend, lover, and all that entails within relationships is what makes life worth living. There are ways that you can balance each other, play on your masucline/feminine energies, listen to each other, love each other and most of all respect each other, for the individuals that you are and for the way your partner brings out the best in you.  
 
There is no one better to provide guidance on how to make your marriage flourish than my beloved married friends, Dave and Yvette Ulloa. This couple is extraordinary.They've been married for 19 years and they're very passionate about their relationship and empowering others. They both graduated from Tony Robbins Senior Leadership, and are certified NLP practitioners. They've been travelling the world full time for the past 13 years, speaking on stages as large as 25,000 people. Tune in to learn how to put the spark back into your marriage!  

May 14, 2019

We have an excellent episode for you today. This session is about how to connect on a deeper level with your colleagues or your clients because everything you do in life, whether it's for professional or personal reasons, is about connection. Building a strong bond is really important because this will help take you to the next level and here with me to talk about how you can start doing some techniques that will help build strong rapport is Lynne Franklin. Lynne is a neuroscience nerd, and she's here to translate how the brain works into practical, easy-to-use communication tools. She has worked with leaders and teams for several years to advance their careers by building more rapport, creating more trust, and attracting more business.

May 7, 2019

Social media nowadays plays a huge role when it comes to how you see your self-worth. There are times when you can't help comparing yourself to others especially when everyone's new purchases, job promotions, vacations, etc. are posted online. All of a sudden, your worth depends on how many accolades you have, how many achievements you have, what kind of a relationship you have, how beautiful you look or the designer purse that you're carrying. Today's guest is Nancy Levin, and she's here to help you overcome self-doubt so that you can live your life in your own terms by boosting your self-worth. Nancy is a bestselling author, radio host, and integrative master coach who offers in-depth coaching programs designed to support clients in making themselves a priority and living on their own terms. This conversation will definitely empower and inspire you. 

Apr 30, 2019
If you're someone like me who wants to improve their speaking skills and reach as many people to spread a great message, this is your lucky day. Today’s guest is one of the most extraordinary speakers I’ve heard. Pat Quinn is a presentation coach and he’s got incredible knowledge when it comes to speaking and presenting on stage. Most of the people Pat works with are not professional speakers, but business owners who want to grow their business through speaking. If you are serious about speaking, I suggest that you listen to this podcast and take notes. There is so much information that it will blow your mind. I myself am going to go back, take notes, and listen to the information again because I though it's just too valuable to forget. Tune in!
Apr 23, 2019
Today's guest is Dr. Diane Strachowski. She’s a licensed psychotherapist and researcher with more than 20 years of clinical experience. She’s primarily a cognitive behavioral therapist who specializes in the treatment of mood disorders. She works with individuals, couples, and families. As a relationship expert, she helps individuals and couples improve their communication skills. In this episode, we’re going to talk about her attachment theory, how you can heal your past, and relate to your loved ones in a different way on a different level. Tune in!
Apr 16, 2019
Welcome to Stellar Life Podcast. Today's guest is a megastar in his field. This will be a total eye-opener for you. Dr. Ben Lynch is a best-selling author of the book, Dirty Genes, and president of Seeking Health, a company that helps educate both the public and health professionals on how to overcome genetic dysfunctions. I just started using his products and they are so good because Dr. Lynch uses pure ingredients. In this world and market of supplements, there are so many charlatans. There are so many fillers. There is so many junk that goes into our supplements. It’s really good to find somebody who’s genuine, authentic, and produces super clean, high-level supplements. You can find them on his website, Seeking Health. Tune in!
 
Apr 9, 2019
My guest today is my friend, Anthony Peters. In this session, we shared a funny story on how Anthony somehow convince a chef to go back to the bar/restaurant to cook us food at 1 AM. He did it with his super magical hypnotic techniques. Anthony Peters is a hypnosis, science, martial arts, and relationship nerd. From a young age, he applied scientific principles to everything he learned. Hoping to be helpful, he tried to pass along his wisdom but found out there is too much resistance in getting results. This was when he discovered hypnosis, a misunderstood tool of change that allows his clients to overcome obstacles and change their lives.
Apr 2, 2019

After more than a decade in the New York City public relations world, Amanda Berlin uses her pitch power for good. She helps entrepreneurs step into their presence, create a story that inspires others, and spread their message in the media. Amanda and her clients have been featured in all types of media from Business Insider to Fox 5. She’s also the host of Empowered Publicity Podcast. Amanda is near and dear to my heart. We met in person and I also got some coaching sessions with her. I highly recommend you to listen to her pearls of wisdom. In this episode, she’s going to teach how to do your own PR and how you can go from being a hidden industry gem to becoming a recognizable, trusted expert.

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