Writing a book is one of the ways many people choose to share their message with the world. Books change lives, simple! I believe there’s a book inside everyone, regardless of the genre, this might be the time for you to write yours.
The stories of overcoming adversities and finding light in total darkness is a source of hope to many but a lot of us are scared to be open and vulnerable to share our life and truth with the world. The world is waiting for your story. But Joan, I can’t write, I don’t have a publisher, I don’t have the time. Well today we will demystify some of those excuses so you can tell your story.
This week, we explore overcoming adversity and getting your book published.
Our guest today is Porsche Mystique Steele, Born and raised in Pittsburgh, in the US. She now lives in Nigeria with her husband whom she secretly dated online. She is the CEO of Mysticque Rose Publishing where they help independent authors and aspiring writers through every step of the self-publishing process.
Every parent hopes for a healthy baby and young kids but every day many children are being diagnosed with medical conditions that alter their lives and the lives of their families forever. Research has shown that the rate of people being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes has been rising across the globe and in particular amongst little children.
Raising children is one of the most rewarding yet difficult things in the world, add type 1 diabetes, and everything changes. The emotions can range from anger to fear to joy and many others in between. Having the right information and support can lighten the load as you learn to navigate this new life for you and your child.
Our guest today is Helen Wills.
Helen started her blog “Actually Mummy” in 2011 when she realized that talking to the four walls and a baby was never going to be enough. In 2014 her eldest daughter was diagnosed with a life-altering (and life-threatening) medical condition at the age of 9.
Through a process of transformation involving therapy, acceptance, and experimentation, she became a much calmer parent, allowing her to cope better than she’d imagined when the teenage years hit.
Helen now produces her own podcast Teenage Kicks, to help other parents support their teenagers’ mental health. She is also an award-winning blogger.
In many cultures, sex is still a taboo and not a subject to be spoken about in open circles let alone get coached on. However, statistics show that it is fundamental to the success of relationships, and understanding how to navigate this can lead to deeper connections and fulfillment. Today we discuss sacred sexuality and how it can help you heal and be happier.
Suzanne Najarian Goodson is a Sacred Sexuality teacher and fully certified sex, love and relationship coach working with women and men to reclaim and enliven their sexuality and heal their relationships. She helps people to have better sex and happier relationships through a deeper connection with themselves, their inner divinity, and their sexuality.
In her coaching, she brings an extensive set of tools that she has collected over more than 30 years of personal practice and study. Her coaching style is a holistic method that incorporates the best modern research and ancient wisdom from Taoist and Tantric perspectives among others. She incorporates breathwork, embodiment practices, meditation, and visualization exercises as well as talk coaching.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right. Very profound quote by henry ford. You see In life’s journey, your mindset is one of the most important factors to create the life you desire. Life will throw curve balls which will test you and challenge you. Your ability to overcome adversity and move forward with the right mindset is key for success.
Today we explore how to create a successful life operating from a place of abundance and overcoming adversity.
Jevon Wooden is an ICF-certified mindset and business coach, author, speaker, and US Army Veteran. He founded Live Not Loathe, a coaching and training organization, to help business leaders and entrepreneurs go from distress to success professionally and personally. His leadership experience spans from the battlefield to the boardroom.
He has overcome adversity, depression, and PTSD. His mission is to empower others to increase their self-confidence, improve their self-perception, and design a life they would not need a vacation from through a mindset shift from scarcity to abundance.
We all have dreams and goals in life but a lot of the time we wait for permission to go after them. We want our friends and family to run the race with us, cheering us on and validating every step. That is rarely ever the case. Today we talk about giving yourself permission to show up and create the life you desire.
Patty Aubery is a powerhouse of wisdom, creativity, and authenticity. She can be your best friend or the tough love you need to get unstuck when it seems impossible.
She's been there and done it - from her early days of building one of publishing’s first billion-dollar brands, Chicken Soup for the Soul, to her current role as president of The Canfield Training Group, she has created an inspiring life for herself (and others!) around the world. For more than 30 years, Patty has been training and coaching entrepreneurs, educators, corporate leaders, and people from across 108 countries on how to create the life and results they desire.
Patty’s most recent book, Permission Granted is currently one of the tops on multiple best sellers list.
As a black woman and immigrant from Nigeria now living in Canada, I’m very familiar with some of the systemic barriers and challenges we have to face both at work and in society. The journey to leadership positions is a difficult battle where very few succeed and others are discouraged to even try. This glass ceiling still exists even with all diversity and inclusion programs becoming the new buzzwords and many companies claiming to be more inclusive and equitable.
But, Are they doing enough? Are there things you can do personally to empower and support you on your journey to the top?
Well, Let’s hear from our guest today.
Dr. Marisol Capellan is the Founder and Director of Transformational Coaching Certifications at The Capellan Institute. She is an internationally recognized and award-winning educator, coach, and TEDx speaker. A former lecturer at the University of Miami, a leadership and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion speaker, trainer, and executive coach.
As an Afro-Latina, mother, and immigrant she has faced and witnessed many of the institutional and systemic barriers and biases that Black women face in their career trajectory to leadership roles, which sparked her passion for women’s empowerment and the need to increase the representation of women in positions of power.
She is currently writing a book, “Leadership is a Responsibility”. In addition, her personal story of resilience has been featured on CNN where she discussed how her mindset helped her overcome homelessness at 17.
We are all familiar with modern medicine as healing for the body. Some of us are aware of the healing power of plants but do you know that there are many alternative ways to heal and evolve the mind, body and spirit naturally?
Healing that helps you thrive in all areas of your life.
Healing sessions, retreats and spiritual programs are becoming more and more popular as their success has transformed many lives.
Today, we will explore how these might benefit you and society at large
Our guest for today, Michael Thornhill, is a co-founder of Casa Galactica in Peru. He is a traditionally trained plant spirit healer, professional channel, and advocate of trauma-informed care who has dedicated his life to helping others heal themselves and evolve.
Casa Galactica offers Ayahuasca Healing and Evolution Retreats, online private sessions, and group programs for dedicated inner-truth seekers and multidimensional healers. Michael experienced ritual abuse as a child and Ayahuasca was a major part of his healing and recovery process.
He loves to meditate and practice qigong. He channels multi-dimensional beings and plants spirits to help catalyze your healing process and also teaches you to heal yourself directly.
Blended families are more popular now than ever. This can add complexities and strain to relationships which already come with their fair share of blending lives together. With people getting married or re-married later in life, the chances of being in a blended family are very high.
Learning and understanding how to navigate this to build the home and relationship is key.
Avoiding this so-called baggage might be robbing you of your blissful fulfilled life. Whether you are already dating, looking to date or you given up on love, stay tuned as we take you on a love journey.
Our guest today is Nicole Odom-Hardnett. She is an entrepreneur, business leader, author, coach, and mentor specializing in the family and social dynamics of success.
She started her entrepreneurial pursuit as the founder of Focus Point Solutions (2010); Initially founded as a transitional housing facility, its chain of transitional projects has grown into outpatient substance abuse treatment programs and Mental Health Centers with four (4) centers in Maryland.
Nicole has been a blended/bonus family mom since 2013. Her blended family includes her husband, two biological children, and five bonus children. She is passionate about moms and families (blended and traditional), She enjoys sharing her experiences about blending, marriage, parenting, and business. She believes all families – blended or traditional – can beat the odds and weather the storms of marriage and family life.
One of her favorite sayings is, “Hang on; hold on tight,”
Nicole has authored three books, her first book, “Blended to Perfection”, is partially based on obstacles she faced as she brings the families together in the same house while dealing with inside and outside forces determined to see the union fail. After a rough start and hard work, her family is blended to perfection.
A lot of females and men while trying to climb the corporate ladder end up losing their true identity. The corporate culture somehow has a way of drowning your natural persona and spitting out a version of yourself that you no longer recognize. It often results in people getting hurt, broken relationships, tension in other areas of your life all in search of a higher job title.
In the end, is it worth it? This version of yourself the corporate world has created, is it in alignment with who you want to be? Are you being an authentic leader?
Our guest On this episode is Bernadette Boas the ‘ball of fire’ business success coach, a speaker, podcast host, and the author behind the powerful, raw, and personal memoir, Shedding the Corporate Bitch, Shifting from Bitch to Rich in Life and Business, that serves as her foundation in everything she does in her work and life.
She leverages her twenty-five-year corporate savviness with her entrepreneurial spirit, personal lessons, blessings, and how-to tips to inspire educate, and entertain individuals to shed their bitches of fear, insecurity, and doubt, so they create riches in their business and the life they deserve.
Men are from mars and women from Venus was the title of Dr. John Gray’s book which shaped many relationships and tried to explain the difference between men and women and how they can co-exist. Did it help? Maybe, but as we look at today's world, we find so many unhappy couples, shattered dreams, and broken homes.
However, The desire to connect intimately is still very rife as you can see by the number of people fervently swiping on dating apps. And then the cycle repeats with challenging relationships and more breakups.
So far, in my opinion, The focus has always been on women to learn and do better but today we take the focus off women and look into the men and why many are unhappy and lonely.
Our guest today is Dr. Avrum Weiss. He is a psychotherapist, an award-winning author, and a teacher.
His decade-long work on understanding the internal lives of men culminated with his recently published bestseller “Hidden in Plain Sight: How Men’s Fears of Women Shape Their Intimate Relationships”.
He is a regular contributor to the Psychology Today website and offers workshops nationally about psychotherapy with men and helping men and women understand each other.
“Health is wealth” but sometimes it’s difficult to balance chasing wealth and living a balanced healthy lifestyle. Many people only pay attention to their health when the body starts to shut down or suffer from illness and disease.
We all know the physical, mental, and emotional benefits associated with wellness so why aren’t we doing it? Why are so many people so stressed?
On today's episode, we explore how busy professionals like you can create more balance in your life so you can truly live the life of your dreams.
Diane Randall is passionate about wellness, life balance, self-care, plant-based nutrition, and whole-life wellness. Her joy is when men and women adapt health and wellness methods that reduce stress and bring harmonious balance to their lives. She excels at equipping busy professionals with workable wellness advice and strategies that fit their demanding lifestyles.
She is an author, consultant, Speaker, and college instructor who taught stress management and resiliency techniques.
Her articles have appeared in many publications and she’s been a guest on many shows including the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Diane’s goal is to help people take the first step to live a happier and healthier life, while simultaneously creating the lifestyle they truly love.
We all know art or at least we’ve seen it in the stores and maybe played around with it a little when we were younger. Art is more than just pretty pictures and images. It is a form of expression and a medium to convey messages to the world.
Today, we will explore art as more than a creative outlet but also how it impacts mental health and how you can create a thriving business from it.
Our guest this week on Irise Conversations With Joan is Jodie King. An artist, teacher, and entrepreneur, she has also been an executive in a variety of industries for over three decades and carries 20 years of artistic experience.
She paints primarily in abstract expressionism using paint and other media to convey outwardly her own experience of mind, body, and spirit. At the heart of her work is a call to all of us to live unapologetically in our own truth. She hosts highly sought-after workshops at her studio in Austin and across the U.S. and her expressive art has been collected extensively.
Picture this scenario!
Boy meets girl, boy likes girl, girl likes boy, they fall in love and live happily ever after?. Well, what the fairytale romance forgets to share is all the hard work that goes into having a happily ever after. With so many marriages ending in divorce and many on the brink of collapse, what does it take to keep the fire burning and have the happily ever after we desire?
Our guest today on Irise Conversation With Joan is Dr Jackie Black, she is a relationship expert, marriage educator, and board-certified coach to couples.
This week we look into Cracking The Love And Relationship Code.
Get Dr Jackie's Free Romance Checklist here: https://www.drjackieblack.com/romance-checklist/
Tom Paladino is a researcher and humanitarian who began researching Scalar Energy and has developed a way to harness Scalar Energy through the development of an instrument called “Scalar Light”.
He developed this unique healing technique using scalar energy which is also referred to as remote scalar energy healing sessions. This technique uses photographs of people who are seeking relief and uses remote passive light energy to influence the human biofield.
His instruments provide a remote, fast, harmless, and painless treatment process that has successfully healed patients with terminal diseases.
In this episode, I and my guest what scalar energy is and its tremendous abilities.
Listen to learn more.
When life throws you lemons you can choose to do nothing because you don’t like lemons. You can choose to make lemonade out of it or you can send it back and go after what you truly want.
We all have the same number of hours in a day so why are some people able to achieve more?
The results you have in your life today are a reflection of your past decisions which means hope for a better future.
In this episode, we explore how you can choose a different path and create the reality you desire.
Growing up, there was probably a non-negotiable rule in your house “ you must get a degree” not just any degree, it had to be in certain professions.
Graduating from college was the goal and seemingly the key to your amazing life of riches and fulfillment. Fast forward 20 years, why are we so still unfulfilled?
There’s a reason why many people are miserable at their jobs, hating it more each day but feeling more and more stuck. If you feel imprisoned by a profession that no longer brings you joy or fulfills you, listen to this episode as we discuss ways to give you the freedom and fulfillment you seek.
We all dream of financial freedom, some people think it's impossible, some believe it’s possible and some just don’t have the right tools to achieve it.
The quest for wealth is an everyday hustle and we all have to go on this quest individually. Although there are tips that can help you navigate through your quest.
Listen to this episode as my guest, James Langabeer, shares proven strategies on how to improve your financial performance and achieve financial independence.
When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again.
Trauma literally shatters your sense of security, making you feel helpless in a dangerous world.
Some people live in this state for years at the mercy of triggers and fear that they will never become whole again.
This episode will enlighten you on how to discover and claim your personal power by unraveling self-built psychological armor and turning it into their superpower.
Sometimes life gets hard and your dreams may seem so far from achievable but you can not afford to stop. You need to keep working hard, be patient, and believe that you can make it.
Anything is possible if you believe.
Listen to this episode as Steven Dossou discusses how he elevated himself, followed his heart, and built a new path.
Research shows that over 60% of people are unhappy with their work, and being unhappy at work is the cause of stress in many people’s lives. Their source of livelihood and ambition has become a pain even when in their dream position.
You might ask, can work be a source of joy where you can thrive and live your best life? can you be happy and succeed at work simultaneously?
Well, If you’re ready to climb that corporate ladder and love the journey up, then don't listen to this episode!
Starting a business is one thing but how do you market and grow your business?
Some businesses use certain marketing channels, but just because everyone else is using a channel doesn’t mean you have to as well. It is important that you only do what works for your business.
In a highly distracted world with so much being thrown at your target audience, how do you get your brand to stand out?
Listen to this episode to learn more.
As a woman, how well do you know your body? How aware are you of all the changes your body goes through and the impact?
Take menstruation for example, do you experience heavy bleeding, debilitating pain that keeps you in bed for days, extreme mood swings, or maybe for you, it’s just the inconvenience every month.
For the most part, we just accept our fate and get on with it.
Does common symptoms also means normal occurrences?
Abi Adams believes that every woman has a choice to live a great life. Do you feel this way too?
Listen to this episode to learn more.
Health is wealth but a lot of us take our health for granted.
The human body is a powerful tool capable of healing itself naturally.
We all know what doctors do, but many of us don’t know what/who a chiropractor is. For some, a chiropractor helps with bone alignment but there’s more to the practice.
Listen to Dr. Naeema Olatunji as shares her knowledge and experience as a chiropractor.
Every year you add the same goal to your new year resolution, you find a fad diet, join a gym and by March, you fall back to your old habits. The cycle repeats itself, which is usually rewarded and punished through food. Sound familiar?
Truth is, Fad diets work but only temporarily and they are definitely not sustainable long term, but;
- What other options are there?
- How can you still enjoy your favourite treats in a healthy way?
- How can you find a plan that works for you? One that you enjoy and fits your lifestyle.
How can you rebuild your relationship with food so that it becomes the fuel that we all need and not the enemy we run from?
My guest, David Hernandez believes that each of us was designed to live a life of purpose, his mission is to help people learn how to live a healthy, fun, engaging life, without resorting to diets, emotional eating, restrictive meal plans, or depriving themselves of the foods they love.