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Listen to the Finding Your Bliss radio show with Judy Librach and friends every Saturday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, on Zoomer Radio, 740 AM and 96.7 FM.

Episodes

Coping Tips During COVID-19 with Alyson Pancer, Ellen Chaikof and Jazz Singer Rosanne Agasee

Coping Tips During COVID-19 with Alyson Pancer, Ellen Chaikof and Jazz Singer Rosanne Agasee

In this episode of Finding Your Bliss, we are focusing on coping strategies to help everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining us on the program is Alyson Pancer, a clinical counselling hypnotherapist who specializes in mindfulness based therapies. Also on the show we have Ellen Chaikof, a lawyer by training, who is also a writer and a community leader. She will be on the show in a new segment called “Ask Ellen” And finally, later in the show, our featured artist of the week is the very talented Jazz singer Rosanne Agasee.

Rebecca Eckler and Genevieve Marentette “Gigi”

Rebecca Eckler and Genevieve Marentette “Gigi”

Joining us this week on Finding Your Bliss, we have two great powerhouse women. First up is one of Canada’s best known journalists and authors, Rebecca Eckler, and she is here to tell us all about her 10th book, Blissfully Blended BS, and shares her secret coping tips from waxing to chocolate and lots more! Also on the show, Canadian Jazz singer extraordinaire Genevieve Marentette, also known as Gigi is back with her mesmerizing and magical jazz-stylings. In this time of social distancing and quarantine, you can commission Gigi to create a bespoke recording of a song that you love. This makes a perfect digital gift from an extraordinary interpreter. She will also be singing one of her gorgeous creations on the program.

Liz West, Mark Hebscher and Singer Alex Pangman

Liz West, Mark Hebscher and Singer Alex Pangman

On this episode of Finding Your Bliss, seasoned television personality Liz West, who has reported, hosted and anchored for 5 networks across Canada, including CityTV, CTV, and The W Network. She tells us all about her book: Scratch Your Buts- Seven Words that Get in the Way, and also as an experienced media trainer, she gives us tips on how to be at our best at the podium, on camera, and on Zoom!!! She is also joined by surprise guest Sportscaster Mark Hebscher “Hebsy,” who talks about his book: The Greatest Athlete (You’ve never Heard of): Canada’s First Gold Medalist, and everyone shares lots of laughs together on the air. Our Featured Artist of the week is Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing, Alex Pangman.

Author Jennifer Louden and Singer Jules Halpern

Author Jennifer Louden and Singer Jules Halpern

In this episode of Finding Your Bliss we are back with a Season Premiere of all new shows. Guest starring in this show are: Personal growth expert Jennifer Louden who asks the most important question you’ll ever ask yourself, which is why it is so important to bother, with her latest book, Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next. For more information on her book, go to jenniferlouden.com. Also on this episode is the incredibly talented 13-year-old singer Jules Halpern singing a Stevie Wonder cover. You can hear her music on Instagram @jules_music27 and also on Youtube simply under the name, Jules.

Repeat: Melissa DiMarco and Unsung Heroes

Repeat: Melissa DiMarco and Unsung Heroes

The star of City TV’s Out There With 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!

Repeat: Mental Health Empowerment Day

Repeat: Mental Health Empowerment Day

Leanne Mattlow raises awareness about 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.

Repeat: Yoga and Meditation

Repeat: Yoga and Meditation

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.

Repeat: How to Conquer Anxiety

Repeat: How to Conquer Anxiety

In a show dedicated to combating and overcoming anxiety, this episode of Finding Your Bliss features two excellent guests who help others tackle their anxiety. You will meet the incredible and inspirational Life Coach Carly Cooper who has developed a wonderful program on how to control anxiety, called The Conquer Anxiety System. Also on the program we talk to accomplished author Tom Bunn, who when he was an airline captain, began a quest to find a solution that would help fearful fliers control their panic. His book Panic Free: The 10-Day Program to End Panic, Anxiety, and Claustrophobia (New World Library) grew out of a fear-of-flying course that he created.

Repeat: Julia Cameron

Repeat: Julia Cameron

On this episode of Finding Your Bliss, a whole show devoted to CREATIVITY. Host Judy Librach welcomes Julia Cameron, the seminal author on creativity, especially with her transformational book The Artist’s Way which recently was celebrated in a 25th Anniversary edition. Hailed by the New York Times as “The Queen of Change”, Julia Cameron talks with Judy about The Artist’s Way and also about her latest book, It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again. Julia Cameron also discusses the importance of the Morning Pages, which she describes as a very potent tool for not only unlocking one’s creativity, but for organizing scrambled thoughts.

Repeat: Jack Canfield

Repeat: Jack Canfield

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.

Reinventing Yourself and Finding Calm During the Coronavirus Crisis

Reinventing Yourself and Finding Calm During the Coronavirus Crisis

On this episode of Finding Your Bliss we are talking about reinventing yourself and as well, we are talking about how to stay calm in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis. We have some great suggestions on how to stay positive and how times like this force us to take a pause and reflect on what really matters, to embrace all the simple pleasures in life and how to lean into more faith and less fear. On the show we have Dr. Sam Gerstein an emergency room doctor who later in life discovered his passion, which is helping other people find theirs. He went from emergency medicine to psychotherapy and wrote the book called Live Your Dreams: Doctor’s Orders. Also on the program, Naomi Parness, a celebrated television reporter for over 20 years at CTV, who just reinvented her career launching KPW Communications, a PR and Communications company. And finally, after years of working in the food industry, Neil Zworth did a complete career 180, becoming a highly successful fitness trainer catering to the 50 plus crowd. He achieves this by doing at home personal training, and is even doing virtual training by Zoom, Skype and FaceTime. There is also a very calming meditation at the end of the show that is designed to reduced the anxiety and fear that many of us are experiencing.

How to Conquer Anxiety

How to Conquer Anxiety

In a show dedicated to combating and overcoming anxiety, this episode of Finding Your Bliss features two excellent guests who help others tackle their anxiety. You will meet the incredible and inspirational Life Coach Carly Cooper who has developed a wonderful program on how to control anxiety, called The Conquer Anxiety System. Also on the program we talk to accomplished author Tom Bunn, who when he was an airline captain, began a quest to find a solution that would help fearful fliers control their panic. His book Panic Free: The 10-Day Program to End Panic, Anxiety, and Claustrophobia (New World Library) grew out of a fear-of-flying course that he created.

Canadian Broadcasting Icon Dini Petty and Psychotherapist and Author Victoria Lorient Faibish

Canadian Broadcasting Icon Dini Petty and Psychotherapist and Author Victoria Lorient Faibish

Canadian Broadcasting icon Dini Petty guest stars on Finding Your Bliss this week. She became a household name in the 1970s when she was the first woman to fly a pink helicopter, while simultaneously broadcasting traffic reports for the radio station ‘CKEY’. She has been described as Canada’s Oprah, and she was part of the original and groundbreaking City TV News Team, for City Pulse News. Also she was the trailblazing, original host of City TV’s City Line and the celebrated host of the award-winning and longest running national television talk show in the country. She has conducted over 20,000 interviews and talks on the show about notable celebrities such as Red Skelton, Sarah the Duchess of York, Lauren Bacall, Harrison Ford, Cloris Leachman, just to name a few. In recent years Dini has turned her love of poetry into a bestselling children’s book, The Queen, the Bear and The Bumblebee, and she has been nominated and recognized for numerous awards for her talk show and documentary work. As well we also hear about her charity work and the exciting projects she has coming up. Also on the show this week, is Psychotherapist, Life Coach, author, Media Personality and Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Victoria Lorient Faibish, who talks about her upcoming workshop “Stop Dimming Your Light” as well as her two books, “Connecting: Rewire Your Relationship Culture” and “Finding Your Self-Culture: Moving from Depression and Anxiety to Monumental Self Acceptance.”

Mastermind Groups!

Mastermind Groups!

This episode of Finding Your Bliss focuses on mastermind groups! A mastermind is a small gathering of people, that meets weekly or monthly to tackle challenges and problems together. Anyone can create their own mastermind group, whether it’s for first time writers, artists, entrepreneurs, anything you can dream of . Members share their struggles, receive advice, and share connections. And most importantly, the members of your mastermind group believe in you, even when you’re feeling unsure and anxious as you try to take your next step forward. The mastermind concept has been hailed by Forbes Magazine as being critical to success and focus. On this show we bring together members of the Big Heart Mastermind, , a group of women who have been meeting for 10 years, and who have all seen the amazing benefits and results of belonging to a group such as this. We’ll also be sharing tips on how to start and manage your own mastermind group. And even some ideas on different themes for creating a mastermind group. What’s great, is that It’s free, it’s easy, and you’ll be forever changed by this type of unconditional support. The show is guest starring some of the members of this group — Elaine Overholt from Big Voice Studios, Mag Ruffman, Della Bitove, Renee Welling, Hayley Preziosi, Patricia Mackenzie. The show also features many of our guests and their beautiful singing, from their singles, albums, and musical tracks.

All You Need Is Love

All You Need Is Love

On this episode of Finding Your Bliss, love is in the air! Our studio is transformed into a smoky jazz club with incredible musical guest, Genevieve Marentette, also known as “Gigi”. She is one of the finest jazz singers in the country and joined by George Koller on Bass and Bill McBirnie on Flute. Also on the program, is couple’s therapist and author Linda Carroll and her fantastic book called Love Skills; Keys to Unlocking Lasting and Wholehearted Love. This is really like a couples workshop in a book and shows that even conflict, when navigated properly, can lead to renewed closeness and unprecedented connection.

Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron

On this episode of Finding Your Bliss, a whole show devoted to CREATIVITY. Host Judy Librach welcomes Julia Cameron, the seminal author on creativity, especially with her transformational book The Artist’s Way which recently was celebrated in a 25th Anniversary edition. Hailed by the New York Times as “The Queen of Change”, Julia Cameron talks with Judy about The Artist’s Way and also about her latest book, It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again.

Singing and How to Become a More Powerful Performer

Singing and How to Become a More Powerful Performer

On today’s show we’re talking about something that many of us love to do. Whether it’s in the shower, or in the car, or on a world stage, on Broadway, at the Grammy awards, in a karaoke bar or in a reality singing competition, we all love to sing. So whether you are someone who just loves to sing for fun, or you’re an aspiring singer, or professional singer, you’re going to love this episode. And you are going to love our guests on today’s show. We have two world class vocal coaches who share a passion for musical artists of all genres and help them reach their greatest potential. They’ve written a fabulous book called Power of Performance: Becoming the Artist You Are Meant To Be. They are Juno nominated Mary-Lu Zahalan who is also the Head of the Commercial Vocal Department in the Music Theatre Performance Degree program at Sheridan College. And also co-written by singer Lorraine Lawson who has been described as Canada’s Mariah Carey and she is also the Vocal Coach for CTV’s The Launch, and founder of Lawson Vocal Studios. And singing an original song live in our studios is talented singer Trevor LaRose who was a finalist in CTV’s The Launch.

Positivity

Positivity

On the show this week, Founder and President of Positive People Army, Heidi Allen is in studio to talk to Judy all about positivity, and how we can become a positive person in order to live a more joyful and fulfilling life. Also on the show, Certified Life Fulfilment Coach and Television Producer from ET Canada, Sharon Stokes tell us all about how we can take steps to live more positively. As inspirational author Sharon Adler writes: “When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.”

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

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.

Fertility and Finding Your Bliss

Fertility and Finding Your Bliss

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.

Food, Fitness and Finding Your Bliss

Food, Fitness and Finding Your Bliss

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!!!

Holiday Special

Holiday Special

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.

The Bliss of Stand-Up Comedy

The Bliss of Stand-Up Comedy

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!

Working With Family

Working With Family

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.

Yoga and Meditation

Yoga and Meditation

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.

Female Entrepreneurs: Mary Marassuti, Meni Mancini, & Jennifer Ettinger

Female Entrepreneurs: Mary Marassuti, Meni Mancini, & Jennifer Ettinger

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.

Dr. Joe Schwarcz and Wendy Lands (Montreal in the House!)

Dr. Joe Schwarcz and Wendy Lands (Montreal in the House!)

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.

Extraordinary Work in Cancer Research-ICRF

Extraordinary Work in Cancer Research-ICRF

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.

Laura Robinson and Rosanne Agasee

Laura Robinson and Rosanne Agasee

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.

Mental Health Empowerment Day

Mental Health Empowerment Day

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.

Amy Fish and Darlene Chrissley

Amy Fish and Darlene Chrissley

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!

Mag Ruffman and Jennifer Louden

Mag Ruffman and Jennifer Louden

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.

Jack Canfield

Jack Canfield

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.

Singing and Rediscovering Your Voice

Singing and Rediscovering Your Voice

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!

Dana Levinson, Ofra Harnoy, and Mike Herriott

Dana Levinson, Ofra Harnoy, and Mike Herriott

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.

Melissa DiMarco and Unsung Heroes

Melissa DiMarco and Unsung Heroes

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!