Polly Frost

Humorist, Polly Frost is the guest on this episode of Writers’ Voices. Polly will be presenting her one-person show, “How To Survive Your Adult Relationship with Your Family”, Saturday, May 19 at The Englert Theatre, in Iowa City. Combining anecdotes, storytelling, and humorous tips, Polly takes a heartfelt and humorous exploration of what families go through as they grow and Read More

Dan Buettner

Dan Buettner is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Zones and the author of “The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest”. In 2004, Dan worked with National Geographic and some of the world’s top longevity experts to identify places around the world where people lived measurably better. That research provided the Read More

Seth Braun

Author, speaker, and consultant, Seth Braun discusses his new book, “Indestructible Success: Creativity, Leadership and The Art of Small Business”, and shares about his passion for helping others reach their fullest potential. In his book, Seth lays out a blueprint for both inner and outer success. His book explains how to build your mind, heart and actions so that you Read More

Melissa Tosetti

Author, speaker, and teacher, Melissa Tosetti founded the online magazine, The Savvy Life, and, with coauthor Kevin Gibbons, wrote the book “Living the Savvy Life: The Savvy Woman’s Guide to Smart Spending and Rich Living” (Morgan James Publishing 2011). Her book explores ways the reader can save money, so you have more to spend in the areas that are important Read More

Kristen Moeller

Tune in for an exciting interview, as our guest is an expert in “disrupting the ordinary” and tries to help others do the same. Kristen Moeller, author, speaker, personal coach, and radio show host, has recently written the book “Waiting for Jack: Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie”. After struggling with addictions to drugs, alcohol, and food, Kristen realized her transference Read More

Kristine Carlson

Don’t miss this inspiring discussion with international best-selling author, Kristine Carlson. Her new book, “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff For Moms: Simple Ways to Stress Less and Enjoy Your Family More”, is the first new installment in nine years of the “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” series (originally started by her late husband, Dr. Richard Carlson). This new book presents Read More

Bonnie Michaels

Internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and author, Bonnie Michaels, is the guest on Writers’ Voices this week. Bonnie, along with Allison Blankenship, has written the book “Upside: How To Zig, When Life Zags”. During a time when many people are experiencing sudden changes, “Upside” shows ways to create a sustainable, inspiring lifestyle no matter what life may bring. The book presents Read More

Shann Vander Leek

Writers’ Voices welcomes Shann Vander Leek, author of “Life On Your Terms”. The book compiles over 40 interviews Shann conducted with successful entrepreneurs from around the world, who have discovered how to live their lives their way. The book shares their encouragement, advice and secrets for finding your own entrepreneurial freedom. Shann Vander Leek is an author, yoga instructor, motivational Read More

Elise Ballard

Epiphanies. They are the sudden realizations that can change lives. On this Writers’ Voices, we will be speaking with Elise Ballard about her book, “Epiphany: True Stories of Sudden Insight to Inspire, Encourage, and Transform”. Elise had an epiphany and set out to find out if others have also experienced such a moment. They have. Her book collects over fifty Read More

Robert And Connie Boyer

Expanding love and improving relationships is at the heart of this week’s Writers’ Voices. Cheryl Fusco Johnson talks with husband and wife writing team, Robert and Connie Boyer, about their book, “Heart & Mind: A Perfect Union”. Their book focuses on the uniting of the heart’s pull of love and the mind’s push of duty. According to the Boyers, this Read More

Linda Joy

Writers’ Voices welcomes Linda Joy to the show this week. Monica and Caroline will be talking with Linda about her upcoming anthology, “A Juicy, Joyful Life: Inspiration from Women Who Have Found the Sweetness in Every Day”, which she Linda Joy compiled. The book shares the personal stories of over 40 women about how they overcame their biggest obstacles, discovered Read More

Dr. Charlotte Reznick

This week Writers’ Voices will have a fascinating interview with author and child educational psychologist, Dr. Charlotte Reznick. Dr. Reznick is the author of “The Power of Your Child’s Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success,” an L.A. Times bestselling book, published by Perigee/Penguin. She will be sharing her insight into imagery techniques that she has Read More

Sallie Felton

The theme of Sallie Felton’s work is, in her words, “Start Where You Stand.”  This life coach, author, radio show host, facilitator, hypnotherapist, and inspirational speaker uses the metaphor of a tree to depict life balance, and a tree certainly does start where it stands!    Felton’s insightful and penetrating questions gave me pause, and I thought I had life balance under control already. 20 Read More

Rick Jarow

In this interview, we speak with Rick Jarow, author of The Alchemy of Abundance. E.H. Rick Jarow, Ph.D. has transformed the way the world thinks about work, purpose and vocation. As the author of Creating the Work You Love, he has been called the pioneer of the anti-career movement. He has helped thousands open to their intuition, transform their values Read More

Diana Leaf Christian

Diana Leaf Christian is sought after internationally as an author, speaker, and consultant to eco-villages, co-housing communities, and other types of intentional communities.  Her first book was Finding Community: How to join an eco-village or intentional community. Her second is Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Eco-Villages and Intentional Communities. Diana was editor of Communities Magazine for 14 Read More

Michael Linenberger

Efficiency Guru Michael Linenberger is a renowned teacher, consultant, speaker and author. His “Total Workday Control Using Microsoft Outlook”, was the #1 bestselling book on Microsoft Outlook for four years running. His new Master Your Workday Now! Proven Strategies to Control Chaos, Create Outcomes & Connect Your Work to Who You Really Are will help you you maximize your productivity Read More

Christine Arylo

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Christine Arylo speaks on the self-love, and the international holiday she created to celebrate it.  Her book, Choosing Me Before We, gives tips and tools for discovering your core values in partnership, and encourages you not to settle for less. You may have seen Christine featured on many national TV shows, but we were Read More

Michael Gates-Gill

Michael Gates-Gill is the author of “How Starbucks Saved My Life”, a riches to rags story of finding greater happiness and fulfillment in the simple life.  The response to his first book was overwhelming.  In response, Michael distilled many of the life lessons learned into this new book, “How to Save Your Own Life”.

Janice Taylor

Janice Taylor, author of  “Our Lady of Weight Loss; Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal”, uses her comedic genius to inspire audiences that it is possible to trim down.  Need more help?  You can join her kick-in-the-tush club or try a helping of her “sage advice”.  Her own “Permanent Fat Removal” story is quite Read More

David Daniels

Dr. Daniels is a clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford Medical School. He served as co-director of the First International Enneagram Conference at Stanford University in August 1994 and has taught the enneagram system internationally for 15 years.  He is also a founding director of the International Enneagram Association (IEA). His newly re-released version of The Essential Read More

David Simon

Dr. David Simon, neurologist and co-founder of the Chopra Center,  has a personal mission to facilitate the integration of complementary and conventional medicine in the 21st century.  He has become one of the nation’s foremost authorities on effective and appropriate use of holistic health care practices, and he continues to research and develop clinical programs in mind-body medicine. At the Read More

Hope Edelman

How does a mainstream mother end up taking her three-year-old daughter to Mayan healers in Belize?  It is definitely a story worth writing about and we’re so glad she did.  The Possibility of Everything by Hope Edelman chronicles the magical week in Central America that transformed her and her family.

Constantine Darling

In this interview, we talk with Constantine Darling , about his new book,  “Romancing Sleep” (co-authored by Terrri Salvatore-Swahn).  Constantine has led intensive study groups for 30 years, exploring meditation, Gurjieffian philosophy, Chi Gong, deep sleep and dream recall, power dreaming and dream linking. He helps people uncover deeper layers of sleep, leading to transformative dream recall.  Constantine holds four Read More

Victoria Moran

Bestselling author Victoria Moran speaks about her book Living A Charmed Life, which offers fifty action-inspiring essays that show us how to custom craft our very own blessed lives, even during hard times.  She covers topics such as living richly, how to be completely and utterly yourself, and staying close to what makes you come alive.  Victoria believes that this Read More

Marina Spense

Make Every Day a Friday! The Joy of Connecting Who You Are With What You Do, by Marina Spense, helps readers successfully navigate the world of career and purpose, with practical actions and spiritual insights. Marina’s years in the aggressive, fast-paced atmosphere of Wall Street and her experience with career change lead her to develop her “Stress-Free Career Change System”. Read More

Ariane De Bonvoisin

This interview features Ariane de Bonvoisin, author and creator of The First 30 Days book and media company. This project is focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both personal and professional. The First30Days management team is comprised of seasoned former executives from a variety of media companies, including CNN, About.com,  International Data Group, Sony, and News Corporation.

Steve Sisgold

Steve Sisgold has modeled and taught thousands how to use their innate body intelligence to create better health, prosperity and richer and more authentic relationships. He attributes his success as an author, speaker, practitioner, singer, film maker and businessman to his heart-felt commitment to embody his true calling.  He daily affirms to himself the words of Ghandhi:  ‘Your life is Read More

Gary Douglas And Dain Heer

Gary Douglas and Dain Heer, partners in Access Energy Transformation work, discuss their book Talk to the Animals.  This book details how to use Access Energy Transformation to work intuitively with animals. It is filled with amazing stories of successful healing (both animal and human) and dramatic improvements in relationships with animals.  This book is a fascinating read, and represents Read More

Karol Truman

Karol Truman, author of “Feelings Buried Alive Never Die”, takes readers on a journey to the center of their being, or Be-ing with this book about how to release feelings so that we can create the life we truly want. Cover artist Valerieann J. Skinner says, “Karol has taught me to look deeply, always seeing the golden thread– the part Read More

Elaine Aron

In her national bestseller, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, authorElaine Aron, Ph.D.  defines and describes a distinct personality trait that represents 20% of us.  The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) has a sensitive nervous system, is aware of subtleties in his/her surroundings, and is more easily overwhelmed when in a highly stimulating environment. The Read More

Abby Marks Beale

Join Monica and Caroline as they speak with a writer who is also a speed reading expert. The tips and examples offered in The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Speed Reading teach readers how to speed through articles, and professional journals and also build their personal reading confidence and competence. Author Abby Marks Beale is the founder and CEO of The Read More

Meryl Runion

In this interview, Monica and Caroline welcome another powerhouse of feminine wisdom to Writers’ Voices. For over 20 years, former Fairfield resident Meryl Runion has owned and operated a training and information service company. She designs, markets, and presents customized seminars, and also works as an independent  contractor for the World Plan Executive Council. She presents personal development training on Read More

Jennifer Hawthorne

Writers’ Voices with Monica and Caroline continues their November 2007 theme of women’s wisdom with international speaker and award-winning author Jennifer Read Hawthorne. Jennifer is co-author of four bestselling books, including Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul.  Both books reached #1 on the New York Times and #1 and #2 on USA Today’s Read More

Angeles Arrien

Angeles Arrien is a cultural anthropologist, award-winning author, educator, and consultant to many organizations and businesses. She conducts workshops and lectures worldwide, bridging cultural anthropology, psychology, and comparative religions together. Her work is currently used in medical, academic, and corporate environments. Angeles Arrien is the President of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education and Research. She has received three honorary doctorate Read More

Janet Atwood

Janet Atwood says that following your passions is no longer a luxury. Her book, The Passion Test gives a simple, powerful way to discover your passions so that you can align your life with what matters most to you, starting now. Hosts Monica and Caroline find out from Janet how she found her own passion, and what lead her to Read More

Hilary Kurtz

Hilary Kurtz, editor of the Fairfield Weekly Reader and a good friend of Writers’ Voices, joins us to celebrate Valentine’s Day by chatting with Monica and Caroline about the best relationship books.