Interviews

Your Great Journey presents interviews authors and personal and professional growth experts. Enjoy some of our recent interviews!

Bob Litwin: Live the Best Story of Your Life

Do you want a new story for your life? Most of us want to shift the stories in our lives. But the question remains: How?

Bob Litwin is a tennis master, corporate coach, and author of Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion’s Guide to Lasting Change. After the tragic loss of his wife and several invasive surgeries, Bob was feeling stuck and depressed. Never one to sit out on a match, Bob changed his own story and began living in the best way possible, every day. His experiences inspired his audiobook, Live the Best Story of Your Life, which includes 33 lessons on how to change your life for the better, starting today.

In this conversation, Bob discusses his new audiobook, his theory of how we can all change our lives more easily and more permanently than we imagine, and some tips for painless and almost instantaneous change.

Bob Litwin has spent over four decades using the New Story method to coach thousands of top athletes, coaches, Wall Street hedge funds, traders, and analysts to raise individual performance to extraordinary levels. A world tennis champion, Litwin is a #1 world ranked senior player, 18-time US National Champion, and an inductee into the Tennis Eastern Hall of Fame. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife, Jo Ann. Learn more at www.boblitwin.com.

Dr. Amy Johnson: Surprisingly Simple Techniques to Overcome Bad Habits

Here’s a radical thought: Has it ever occurred to you that your habits are actually the solution, not the problem?

No matter what your bad habit is, you have the power to change it. Drawing on a powerful combination of neuroscience and spirituality, Dr. Johnson will show you that you are not your habits. Rather, your habits and addictions are the result of simple brain wiring that is easily reversed. By learning to stop bad habits at the source, you will take charge of your habits and addictions for good.

Dr. Amy Johnson is a master life coach who works with clients worldwide through coaching programs, workshops, and retreats. She is author of The Little Book of Big Change and has devoted a large portion of her coaching practice to helping people end unwanted habits.  Dr. Johnson has been a regularly featured expert on The Steve Harvey Show and www.oprah.com, as well as in The Wall Street Journal and Self magazine. Visit Dr. Johnson’s website here.

Dr. Randy Paterson: A Counter-Intuitive Approach to Feeling Good

In this conversation, Dr. Paterson talks about his new audiobook, How to Be Miserable: 40 Strategies You Already Use. He discusses  the value of exploring the counter-intuitive question: If I wanted to, how would I make myself miserable? Surprisingly, gaining insight into how to feel happy can be found in this unusual technique. He also shares tips and exercises to identify the ways you may already be sabotaging your well-being—physically, mentally, emotionally and socially—as well as methods to break out of old, unhealthy patterns.

Dr. Randy Paterson is director of Changeways Clinic, a private psychotherapy practice in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He is author of The Assertiveness Workbook and Your Depression Map, and he conducts training programs for professionals on evidence-based treatment. Through Changeways Clinic, Paterson presents lectures and workshops internationally on topics including mental health policy, cognitive behavioral therapy, the nature and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders, and strategies for private practice management. He is the 2008 recipient of the Canadian Psychological Association’s Distinguished Practitioner Award. For more information on Paterson, his presentations and workshops, or Changeways Clinic, visit www.changeways.com. To view Paterson’s blog on psychological and practice issues, please visit www.psychologysalon.com.

Chuck Hillig: Living Your Best Life

Do you ever find yourself wishing your life were different than it is? If only we could wave a magic wand and fix the annoying job, the inconsiderate friend, or the distant partner. But we can’t. The good new is, we don’t need to. Chuck Hillig, author of the audiobook Seeds for the Soul: Living as the Source of Who You Are shares a profound insight: the key to how to live your best life isn’t outside you—it’s within you.

Chuck Hillig is a psychotherapist and spiritual teacher. In this conversation, he speaks to those who are looking to take control of our lives and escape the feelings of helplessness that often plague periods of stress and pain. He believes that you can live your best life by beginning to look at your feelings and experiences differently. He inspires us to explore our own vast potential and start taking ownership of our lives and live as the source of who we are.

Chuck Hillig presents an empowering worldview to his audiences by combining the mysticism of eastern philosophy with the practicality of western psychology. Although his books and presentations address the great questions of life, his overall approach is very down-to-earth, lighthearted, and easily accessible. A life member of Mensa, Chuck is a regular speaker at both their regional gatherings and at Mensa annual gatherings. He has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1978. His print books are published by Sentient Publications.

Visit Chuck’s website here.

Mindful Eating: An Interview with Dr. Lynn Rossy

What are you really hungry for? Is it food, happiness, or something else? Dr. Lynn Rossy is a clinical psychologist, expert in mindful eating, and author of the audiobook The Mindfulness Based Eating Solution. Dr. Rossy has discovered a few simple truths: diets don’t work, and mindfulness is the secret weapon that will help to revolutionize your relationship with food.

This episode features an exclusive interview with Dr. Rossy, founder of the groundbreaking program “Eat for Life.” She is the author of the acclaimed audiobook The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution: Proven Strategies to End Overeating, Satisfy Your Hunger, and Savor Your Life. Her audiobook offers meditations you can return to again and again as well as hard science on weight loss and food. This

In this conversation, Dr. Rossy offers her insights on mindfulness and specifically, mindful eating, which helps create healthy eating patterns. She talks about one of the most freeing and radical ideas in her audiobook: there are no forbidden foods. She offers some actionable tips that will help set you on the road to a healthy, nourishing relationship with food. If you’re ready to say goodbye to confusion, shame and despair, and open the door to peace, enjoyment and self-acceptance, then you’ll appreciate this lively and information-packed interview.

Lynn Rossy, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of Missouri’s wellness program for faculty and staff. She developed Eat for Life, a mindfulness-based intuitive eating program that successfully helps people overcome eating issues, improve body image, and enhance weight loss. She is on the board of directors of The Center for Mindful Eating.

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