Episodes
Jay Armstrong is a writer and a former award-winning high school English teacher. Despite being diagnosed with a rare neurological disease, that impairs his movement, balance, eyesight, and speech--Jay presses on. He lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with his wife, their three kids, and their dog Maggie May. Resources: Jay's new book: http://writeonfighton.org/coming-soon-bedtime-stories-for-the-living/ Stay in touch on social: Insta:...
Published 10/25/21
Nancy Stevens is Mom to 4 sons age 14, 16, 23 and 24.  She is married to a Grammy award winning music producer.  Becoming a more grateful and an everyday grateful person began when she took her first yoga class and the practice of being grateful through mindfulness was introduced.      She often felt a covering of negativity and frustration and realized that this was not how she wanted to be and live.    This way was emotionally crippling. The open door of a non judgmental yoga class...
Published 10/18/21
Amanda Elder is a teacher turned stay-at-home mom, proficient in sword fighting and diaper changing. Amanda has a background in education and child development, but now stays home with her children and writes about them during nap times.  She blogs at stayathomepanda.com and she contributes to numerous online publications like The Huffington’s Post, where I read an inspiring story that led to this interview.  We spoke about:  • Changing from “everything I do and need is an...
Published 10/13/21
Leslie Turnbull is a Harvard-educated anthropologist with over 20 years' experience as a development officer and consultant. She cares for three children, two dogs, and one husband. Leslie skeptically tried practicing gratitude and it completely changed her life. Her article about this, that has appeared in THE WEEK was shared more than 36,000 times. In our interview we talked about another experience of hers that got her to turn criticism into appreciation. We also talked about how...
Published 10/11/21
Dr Kerry Howells is an author, award-winning educator and experienced researcher. Kerry has spent over 25 years researching, teaching and practising gratitude. She has published several academic papers that report on her findings regarding the important role of gratitude in school leadership and teaching, pre-service teacher education, indigenous education, early childhood education, elite athlete coaching, and academic learning. Now she just launched her new book Untangling You : How can I...
Published 10/04/21
Michelle Chalfant MS LPC CHC, helps people relieve their emotional pain, such as anxiety, depression, codependency and relationship issues.  She created and teaches a transformational process called The Adult Chair Model that helps people uncover and correct limiting beliefs and false stories that keep them stuck.    As a therapist and a coach Michelle has spent the last 25 years working with clients. Michelle shares the work of the Adult Chair through books, guided meditations, videos,...
Published 09/27/21
At the age of 17, Claude AnShin enlisted in the US Army and served in the Vietnam War as a helicopter crew chief. He was honorably discharged at the age of 20 and was awarded numerous medals, including a Purple Heart. After battling severe post-traumatic stress, isolation, and addiction, he discovered Buddhist practice and began intensive training and study. In 1995 he was fully ordained as a Zen Buddhist monk in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition. Since then, Claude AnShin has dedicated his...
Published 09/20/21
Paul Cope used to be a corporate lawyer but found himself depressed and suicidal, despite having achieved everything society tells us we need to be happy. He took the brave decision to start again, and began work to discover the root cause of his feelings of unfulfillment and dissatisfaction. Paul has done extensive research into those root feelings and part of that includes how we work in relationships with other people. He works closely with people suffering from a variety of mental...
Published 09/13/21
Kushal Choksi is an investment analyst-turned-entrepreneur, 9/11 survivor, and author. His new book ON A WING AND A PRAYER [Penguin, September 7, 2021], chronicles his narrow escape from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, and the emotional journey towards redemption that followed. thriving career as an analyst at Goldman Sachs was forever changed on September 11, 2001 as he made a split-moment decision to abandon his office and the co-workers who refused to leave the World Trade...
Published 09/06/21
5 years ago the first episode of The Gratitude Podcast was published. Thank you all for tuning in, for appreciating my work and for sharing it with your friends and family! In this anniversary interview, Dr. John DeMartini shared: -How his mom’s love and appreciation helped him finish his education & fulfil his dream of becoming a global teacher -The difference between deeply, meaningful grace vs. superficial gratitude -About expanding your awareness and potential through gratitude -How...
Published 08/30/21
Today’s featured celebrity is Dr. Joe Dispenza and we're going to focus on: 1.How gratitude is the ultimate state of receiving 2.Unlearning our conditioning to feel grateful more often 3.Receive the fruits of your efforts Please subscribe/follow right now to make sure you’re going to get all of these amazing nuggets of wisdom, it’s free and we'd love you to be part of our Gratitude Seekers community.
Published 08/25/21
Kyle is a teen mental health advocate, podcast host, upcoming TEDx speaker, and, most importantly, severe social anxiety survivor and overcomer. Gratitude has been a large part of Kyle's mental health journey and he passionately shared his perspective on gratitude. You'll love it as much as I did, I'm sure. Resources: Thank you to BetterHelp for sponsoring this episode: Get 10% off on BetterHelp: https://betterhelp.com/georgian Stay in touch on social: Insta:...
Published 08/23/21
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Published 08/18/21
Lauren Schwabish is a speech pathologist and she sees every day people that have lost some of their basic body functions and she's helping them regain them by using rehabilitation and gratitude principles. Keeping a daily digital gratitude journal for the past 5 years has greatly benefitted her mental health. As a speech pathologist working with people with neurological injuries, she frequently recommends such a journal as part of their recovery. As a mother and wife, she frequently reflects...
Published 08/16/21
Doug Cartwright is an author and the CEO and Founder of The Daily Shifts, an app designed to help people build healthy habits and find inner peace, featured on ABC News. In his new book Holy Sh!t We’re Alive (Aug 10), Doug shows his readers how to live with intention, trust themselves, and show up every day for a meaningful life. We talked about the fact that gratitude is actually natural once we get things out of the way that might keep us away from it. Resources: Give a unique gift of...
Published 08/09/21
During her twenty years as a lawyer, Heather Hansen combined her psychology degree with tools of persuasion and influence to advocate for her clients. She is now on a mission to teach women these tools, understand what it really means to advocate for themselves, and apply these techniques to all areas of their lives. Resources: Give a unique gift of appreciation: https://georgianbenta.com/woohoo Heather's website: http://heatherhansenpresents.com Intro by Cristina Muresan-Toth:...
Published 08/02/21
Thomas Anderson is a Swedish entrepreneur, change manager, inspirational speaker, and life coach. Anderson is the author of The Vulnerable Man: Break your patterns. Master your emotions. Reclaim your life. [Trignite, April 23, 2021], which was inspired by his own struggle to reconcile his everyday life and the emotional turmoil he was experiencing. As a HSP himself, Anderson tells the story of his own struggle with burnout to ensure that others might learn or re-learn how to listen to their...
Published 07/26/21
CEO & CO-FOUNDER of Wavelenght, the healthy eating app that helps you reduce cravings, stop overeating, and improve your relationship to food and your body for good. For a long period of time, she thought her struggle with dieting was all her fault. She felt so ashamed that she didn’t talk to anyone about what she was going through — not even when she was diagnosed with pre-diabetes and PCOS, or had major weight loss surgery (and gained the weight back). Taking back her power started...
Published 07/19/21
Tim runs Small Farm Nation, where he helps farmers with their marketing and he’s written books for Emergency Preparedness so people can Survive Any Disaster, but his passion is living gratefully. We talked among others, about why he think it’s so difficult for people in western countries to be grateful. Gratitude Garb, Tim's apparel shop is on a mission of spreading gratitude by wearing gratitude. Resources: Heal your relationship to food. For good: http://wavelength.live/gratitude Give a...
Published 07/12/21
Ayurvedic practitioner. Mother of two. Sustainability advocate. TEDx speaker. Recovering cult member. Her adventures have taken her around the world in search of health, spiritual fulfillment, and deep energy. Two years ago, she added a new chapter to her life story: Founder and CEO of Rasa, the adaptogenic coffee alternatives revolutionizing people’s relationship to their energy. Resources: Give a unique gift of appreciation https://georgianbenta.com/woohoo 15% off on Rasa Adaptogenic...
Published 07/05/21
Stephanie Raffelock is an advocate for the positive potential of aging. For several years, she has been writing and studying about the positive, active and graceful aging movement. She helps self-aware, educated women who are interested in shirking the toxic myths and stereotypes of aging. She is all about celebrating life no matter what your age is. She released her first book "A Delightful Little Book on Aging," in April 2020. This book will take you on a journey into older age with the...
Published 06/28/21
Born in NYC, Robert has also lived in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Rome and now lives in a small Italian village in the national park of Abruzzo, where both his and Madonna’s family come from. He received his MBA through the Executive Program of Columbia University while working as a Jr. Portfolio Manager for a small investment management firm in Midtown Manhattan. He quickly started climbing the ranks in the financial industry and was recruited by one of the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds,...
Published 06/21/21
Go to https://georgianbenta.com/woohoo to find out more. Can't wait for the book to arrive!!! Intro by Cristina Muresan-Toth: https://www.facebook.com/cristinamuresantoth/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CLHlus5Jwj3/
Published 06/16/21
Adam Urbanski is a marketing strategist to coaches, consultants and other service professionals, a small business change agent, marketing wiz, trainer, facilitator, speaker, and above anything else – passionate entrepreneur. Today, he runs a multi-million dollar business that includes consulting, coaching, training, and information publishing.    What we talked about: Gratitude and the results of gratitude is something you can only see long term looking backwards "I don’t have to do...
Published 06/14/21
Business Psychologist, Director of Work Positive & co-creator of At My Best tools, Martin Galpin shares with us his experience with appreciation at work and at home. Resources: Give a unique gift of appreciation https://georgianbenta.com/woohoo Intro by Cristina Muresan-Toth: https://www.facebook.com/cristinamuresantoth/ https://www.instagram.com/p/CLHlus5Jwj3/
Published 06/07/21