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Mindfulness is a meditative technique that falls under the broader umbrella of Meditation. According to our first guest, Yoga and Meditation Teacher and lawyer, Josh Cohen, “meditation is the state of being completely at one with what is arising in the present moment, such that the subject/object/ paradigm dissolves completely.” Also on this episode, mindfulness, meditation and movement instructor, speaker, and integrative coach Linda Janasz talks all about her experience with Mindfulness Meditation.. The show also features an audio clip and a discussion of Jon Kabat-Zinn reading from his book Mindfulness for Beginners – courtesy of Soundstrue.com. As well, we discuss the different ways we can meditate, from using a mantra, to practicing TM, (Transcendental Meditation) to using some of the wonderful meditation phone apps, such as the Serenity App, (which we have a clip of on the show) We also learn how, when, why and where to meditate, and how important it is to meditate daily to create a viable practice so that the average person can integrate and implement mindfulness into their lives.
This week on Finding Your Bliss, we tackle Infertility. For many of us, bliss is having a family, but for one in six couples in Canada who suffer from infertility, this can be heartbreaking, painful and beyond stressful. Thanks to people like our first guest, Fertility specialist and reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Clifford Librach, who is the founder of Create Fertility Centre, many people are able to overcome this painful struggle and have a family of their own. Also on the show, we meet Fertility counsellor Jan Silverman who also personally struggled with infertility and helps other people with their struggle, and Dr. Mary Wong, registered traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and registered acupuncturist and author of Pathways to Pregnancy: personal stories and practical advice on your fertility journey.
This week we’re diving right in and starting off the New Year on a positive and motivational note with our show on Food, Fitness and Finding Your Bliss! Guest Starring on the show are: celebrated author and nutritional guru Julie Daniluk telling us all about Meals that Heal Inflammation, Detoxing and Meals that Help you Detox. Also fitness trainer to the Rolling Stones and The Toronto Blue Jays and the creator of the Pilatecize workout routine, Haley Borden is on the program. And first up, Personal Development Coach, Jenny Tryansky, is on the show with some tips on how to start off 2020 on the right foot! Wishing you all a happy, healthy and blissful New Year!!!
This week on Finding Your Bliss, welcome to the special Holiday Edition of the show. Featuring two of the magnificent stars of the National Ballet of Canada’s production of The Nutcracker. First Soloist Chelsy Meiss, who is dancing the part of the Snow Queen, and First Soloist Jack Bertinshaw, who is dancing the role of The Nutcracker, are in our studio for today’s festive show. As well, on the program this week, we have Film Critic extraordinaire Thom Ernst telling us all about the best Christmas films for the holiday season. Also, on the program this week, talented Second Year Musical Theatre students at Sheridan College Grace Rockett, Michelle Yu, and Lily Librach sing a beautiful holiday medley.
Laughter has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure, alleviate stress and anxiety and it’s really the best feel good medicine around! So welcome to our Comedy Club podcast this week on Finding Your Bliss when we feature celebrity comedienne, actress, writer and TV star Carla Collins, now making her home in Hollywood. She tells us what she’s been up to in L.A., we hear a track from her upcoming comedy album, find out all about her Carlawood reality series on Amazon Prime, and her dazzling new comedy meditation series. And we also meet up with a comedian who has been described as a tall glass of water and not only is he hilarious, but he is also a real class act. We talk to stand up comic Evan Carter later in the show. But first, we meet comedian Simon Rakoff, who is one of the most long standing comics on the Canadian scene, and still one of the funniest guys around!
On today’s show we’re talking about families who work together and the joys, sweat and tears that go with the territory of parents working with their children. First, we have a mother and daughter, Olga and Crystal Parussis, from one of the best Greek restaurants on the Danforth in Toronto, called Pantheon Restaurant, and they really are a dynamic duo. Later, we will meet an uber talented 17 year old pop singer, Ria, whose parents, Fatima and Victor Azevedo, co-manage her career along with Arrival Music Group Inc. Ria has an album coming out in February 2020 and she sings live on the show! You will also meet an incredible father and son dentistry duo who not only work together but play together too, enjoying many of the same things such as skiing, travelling, biking, and canoe trips. We will hear all about how they create beautiful smiles later on in the show. There are tears, laughter and beautiful music on this episode of Finding Your Bliss.
This episode of Finding Your Bliss this week looks at the joys, benefits and bliss of Yoga and Meditation. We will understand how even at its most basic level, yoga helps us find inner harmony, balance and an overall sense of well being. We talk to 5 masterful yoga educators, beginning with two wonderful yoga teachers who not only teach YOGA classes, but are also renowned for their excellent Yoga Teacher Training programs, and they are Jody Fischtein and Mark Morra. Also on this episode, we have renowned yoga teacher, yoga therapist and Chakra expert Carolina Carvahlo, and lawyer and mindfulness meditation teacher, Josh Cohen. As well, you will enjoy the musical mantra stylings of singer/songwriter and chanting and mantra artist Lana Sugarman.
On this show you will meet three powerhouse women who are highly successful, driven, and motivated entrepreneurs who have definitely found and are following their bliss. What they all have in common is that they are all members of H.U.B. Inc. which was founded by Mary Morassutti. This heartwarming podcast is filled with tips, information, and inspiration about it takes to become a successful entrepreneur.
Montreal is not only famous for their bagels and smoked meat, but also for my two guests on today’s show. On Finding Your Bliss this week we have Dr. Joe Schwarcz, the Director of McGill University’s Office for Science and Society, which is dedicated to demystifying science for the public, the media and his students. Dr. Joe is not only a Chemistry professor, but he is also the author of 18 books demystifying chemistry and making the complex simple. He has also hosted his own radio show the “Dr. Joe Show” for 40 years in Montreal and is an expert at making sense out of the nonsense, exposing fake news, and answering all of our questions about food, diet, nutrition, health, aging and the chemistry of love. He also loves Musical Theatre and so he was thrilled to meet our next guest- singer, songwriter, actress and voiceover Queen Wendy Lands who also hails from Montreal. Wendy sings live on the show and tells us about her new one woman Musical cabaret show which is nominated for a Broadway world award.
On this week’s show, we are focusing on the extraordinary work of the ICRF, Israeli Cancer Research Fund, a wonderful charity who have raised millions of dollars for cancer research, benefiting everyone around the world. Each year ICRF TORONTO puts on an event at Koerner Hall to raise funds for cancer research and this year it is called ICRF PRESENTS: Hollywood Rock, with rising stars being paired up with well known stars from American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, and CTV’s The Launch. We also meet a brave woman who talks about her courageous battle with cancer and her triumph. As well, we speak to a leading oncologist about the strides we are making and the challenges we are still facing.
Actress, game inventor, and producer, Laura Robinson tells us all about the popular board game she invented, Balderdash and also tells us about her book, Count Your Blessings, which is part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. And later, we have Rosanne Agasee on the program. Former Shopping Channel host, she also finds her bliss working as a successful luxury real estate agent and as well, she is a very talented Jazz vocalist. We will be playing a track from her album Home at Last, and she also will be singing live in our Zoomer studio.
Leanne Mattlow raises awareness of Mental Health Empowerment Day. 1.2 million young Canadians struggle with mental health issues. Leanne is joined by Sharon Neiss-Arbess, author of Me and My So-Called Friends and creator of Brave the Waves: a program for building resiliency in the classroom. One in two Canadians will have a mental illness by age 40. Also, Lindsi Hollend, a talented fine arts photographer stops by to share her personal story.
How to ask for what you want; and how to make your voice heard. Amy Fish talks about her new book, “I Wanted Fries With That: How to Ask For What You Want and Get What You Need”. Also writer, performer, and master coach for over twenty years, Darlene Chrissley, is here to help you live your wildest dreams!
You will know Mag Ruffman from the series Road to Avonlea. You may also remember her as the “TOOL GIRL” – which was not only a TV show, but also a regular column in The Toronto Star. Mag Ruffman joins Judy to talk about her self-help cabaret: a hilarious “one woman show” about one woman’s search for meaning and fulfillment.
Judy Librach spends the full hour with Jack Canfield, author of the beloved Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Jack talks about “The Success Principles” and his show One Day to Greatness Live with Jack Canfield coming to Toronto on October 26th.
Celebrity Vocal Coach to the Stars Elaine Overholt is in the house with incredible stories about stars she has worked with like Catherine Zeta Jones, Richard Gere, Rene Zelweiger, Michelle Pfeiffer, John Travolta, Ellen Degeneres and Shawn Mendes, just to name a few. She will also will be happy to take your calls about singing and rediscovering your voice. Listen, call in and ask questions about all things vocal. Elaine is excited to get to the heart and soul of your voice with you. Also on the show, a special guest will be in the studio, a musical theatre performer who will speak to us about finding her bliss through singing and giving back!
Judy Librach speaks with former weather anchor and reporter Dana Levinson about her twenty year career, her future plans, and the time she met Sarah Jessica Parker. World renowned cellist Ofra Harnoy and her husband, trumpet player Mike Herriott, are in studio to talk about their fairytale romance, their gorgeous new album Back to Bach, and Ofra’s comeback concert produced by Mirvish Productions.
The star of City TV’s Out There, Melissa DiMarco, who is taking a short break from interviewing A-List celebrities on the red carpet at TIFF to be with us in the studio and then these Uber talented singers and performers from Unsung Heroes Productions joining us in the studio led by the very talented founder and artistic director Neal Dlin. The angelic singing of Joanna Pearl, Amanda Silcoff, and Lindsay Ritter in the studio will blow you away!