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March 6th Journey to Self: Healing and Forgiveness

Today’s guest Deborah Akbar was such an inspiration. She has lifted herself up and overcome major obstacles and she is determined to keep going. She spoke today about the challenges of being differently-abled, learning how to forgive, and how she began healing herself.

Highlights from the show:

  • After her accident Deborah put herself through college, met her current husband, had another child, and entered the Miss Wheelchair American pageant.
  • Deborah spoke on the importance of listening to your own body and finding health care professionals that you fill can meet your needs.
  • Forgiveness is an important step in healing from the past, not only forgiving others but forgiving yourself.
  • Letting go of the past and allowing the positive in your life is crucial for healing to begin

Deborah will be traveling to Miami, Florida this week to receive a treatment that has a 98% success rate of giving her back some functioning in her limbs and even the ability to walk again. She will be coming back to the show to give us an update on the treatment and her progress.

JTS Links:
Life By Design
Journey to Self on Blog Talk Radio

Deborah’s Links:
I am Akbar
Debrorah’s Blog
Website for Brucker’s Biofeedback treatment

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Next week I will be joined by Marcy Neumann of Heartlites Inc.

Until next time, enjoy the journey to self and everything in between.

Healing and Forgiveness

Forgiveness is such a crucial key to healing, at some point in our lives we have to forgive not only other, but ourselves as well. My guest on Journey to Self, this week is Deborah Akbar.

She is a remarkable woman that survived a difficult childhood and a horrific car accident that left her a quadriplegic.

This former Miss Wheelchair Ohio, will share her amazing story of healing, which she states started when she learned how to forgive herself, her past, and others.

Listen Live Thursday March 6th at @ 10am pst/ 11am mnt / 12pm cst/ 1pm est.

February 28th Journey to Self: Relationships with the Marriage Doctors

Today’s show I was priviledged to be joined by Drs. Charles and Elizabeth Schmitz

Dr. Charles D. Schmitz has been a highly successful faculty member and administrator in higher education for 38 years. His teaching has focused in the areas of counseling psychology and leadership development. During his distinguished career, he has received some 40 local, state, and national awards and honors; published more than 200 articles, manuscripts, books and scholarly papers; delivered more than 600 public speeches, professional presentations, and workshops; and traveled throughout the world. He has appeared on radio and television, and has been frequently quoted in the print media. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He currently is Dean of the College of Education and Professor of Counseling and Family Therapy at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Dr. Elizabeth A. Schmitz was an award-winning administrator and educator for 36 years and has lectured in numerous college courses in counseling and leadership, since receiving her doctoral degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. As the former chief operating officer for a large organization of more than 22,000 people (students and employees), she understands complex enterprises and human relations issues. During her career, Elizabeth received more than 25 local, state, and national awards and honors; published more than 85 articles, manuscripts and books; and delivered more than 400 speeches, workshops and presentations. She has made numerous radio appearances, been featured on television and quoted extensively in the print media on a variety of topics. She currently is president of Successful Marriage Reflections, LLC.

Highlights from the show:

  • In a relationship it is important that you retain your identity.
  • Being able to communicate with your partner is very important. Even the most successful relationship is not without problems and challenges, but communications makes the difference in overcoming those issues in a relationship
  • Don’t let the “little things” keep adding up, be open and honest…don’t wait for the little things to become big things.
  • Drs. Schmitz shared with us 7 ways to know if you are in love, one of them is trying to imagine yourself without that person in your life.
  • Even the most successful marriage goes through their own trials and tragedies, being able to communicate and support each other makes the difference in surviving together or drifting apart.

JTS Links:
Life By Design
Journey to Self on Blog Talk Radio

Drs. Elizabeth and Charles Schmitz’s Links:
Successful Marriage Reflections LLC
“Official Guides To Love” for Self
YouTube Video Interviews about the BookMore Interviews about Book
Buy “Golden Anniversaries: Secrets of Successful Marriage”
Buys “Golden Anniversaries: Secrets of Successful Marriage” on

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The month of March is Women’s History Month and Journey to Self will be celebrating by highlighting some great but little known women that have made an impact and contribution to our world.

Our Women’s History clips were researched, written and narrated by Diane Tegarden of Fire Walker Publications, and I want to extend my sincere gratitude to Diane for collaborating with me on this project!

Next week I will be joined by Deborah Akbar as we talk about Forgiveness.

Until next time, enjoy the journey to self and everything in between.

The Marriage Doctors on Journey to Self

Drs. Elizabeth and Charles Schmitz spent 25 years researching successful marriage
gathering over 15,000 years of successful marriage wisdom from couples all over the world. Their book Golden Anniversaries: The Seven Secrets of Successful Marriage, is the result of their research and their own experiences in their own 41 year marriage, it provides a uniquely positive perspective on what makes marriages survive and thrive.

Drs. Elizabeth and Charles Schmitz will be joining me on Journey to Self Thursday February 28th at 12pm cst / 1pm est, to share their wisdom with us on the ingredients for a successful relationship.

Tune into Journey to Self, Thursday February 28th at 12pm cst / 1pm est to listen LIVE!

Feel free to call in to ask your questions to the Marriage Doctors (347) 215-8942 or join Journey to Self’s chat room during the show.

February 21st Journey to Self: Parenthood and Working at Home

Sandra Weber, host of Work at Home Family Talk Radio, and I talked today about Parenthood and working at home. Sandra, mother of 7 has been working from home on and off for the last 10 years and she had lots to say about the challenges and rewards of combining parenthood and working at home.

Tips from the show about working at home with children:

  • Be flexible! Remember that is why you wanted to work at home, so you would have more control over your schedule. Going with the flow is better than struggling upstream.
  • Find a schedule that works for you. Don’t feel that you have to have a 9-5 schedule, find what really works well for you, your family, and your business…it may be unconventional and that is ok.
  • Include your family. Try to include your family in your business. It will help the understand what you do and also reinforce that your business is important to your family. For younger children let them know that playing quietly during a conference call or watching a video while you work with a client is their part in helping you.
  • Have set work hours. While it is important to have flexibility and a schedule that works for everyone, it is equally important that you have a time in the day where you are done with work. It is common to have an increase in working hours because it is more accessible, it is important to keep balanced to make working at home work.

JTS Links:
Life By Design
Journey to Self on Blog Talk Radio

Sandra’s Links:
Work at Home Family Talk Radio
WAHF on Blog Talk Radio

Other Links mentioned:
The Passion Project Show on Blog Talk Radio
Prosperity Mind-Set

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Until next time, enjoy the journey to self and everything in between.

Combining parenthood with working at home.

There has been an evolution of individuals choosing to work at home, to be able to be with their children while making income and having their own careers. It isn’t always easy and there is still much that needs to be balanced, but it is a reality for thousands of men and women that have embraced the entrepreneur spirit in order to take control of their own careers and to have the control over their time to find the balance of rewarding careers with a fulfilled family life.

What are some of the tricks to working at home?

How do you find balance among chaos?

Tune into Journey to Self ~ Thursday February 21st at 12pm cst / 1pm est as my guest Sandra Weber from Work at Home Family Talk Radio as we talk about Parenthood and Working at Home.

The show notes and link to the archive show will be available on here if you can not listen to the show live.