Soulsciences: Meditations for Life— Meditate with Me today!


TODAY! Meditation Podcasts to guide you to increased calm and the joy of visualization here on Soulsciences—
I healed myself from severe PTSD. One of the meditation practices I used to strengthen and support my fledging wholeness is Visualization Meditation.  It's now my pleasure to invite you to Soulsciences' Meditations for Life. 
These meditations, a mere 5 minutes of practice, lead to a deeper awareness of how our beautiful minds, with their endless romping and roving, are balanced by developing the muscles of visualization meditation. Listen in here, now: 

Have a loving day!  




Memoir, Healing Abuse, Healing PTSD, Healthy Mind & Body, Meditation, Meditation for Healing, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist teachings, Body Healing for Mental Health, Emotional Healing

My Impossible Life: trauma travel & transcendence by Charlene Jones 




Reader Views Award Winner. 
Book Excellence Finalist in Memoir 
Readers Favorites 5 Stars 

Whistler Independent Book Awards


Charlene Jones has written a fascinating book filled with globe-trotting adventures and interior journeys through mystical landscapes. She shares her emotional exploration of eastern and western healing practices and comes through the fire of her trauma conscious and liberated. This book will inspire others who may wish to undertake their own healing journeys.

 

Amazon Top Reviewer Ken Korczak TopTenBookReviews—


My Impossible Life by Canadian-born Writer Charlene Jones Offers Profound Insights Derived from Epic Healing Journey (full review here: http://toptenbookreview.com/?p=2586)

 

 

Readers Favorites Mamta Madhavan—


Charlene Jones's story of healing and triumph will give hope to many readers…(full review here:

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/my-impossible-life/1)

 

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards of the UK—


“A captivating memoir, intimately written…effective writing style…inspirational read.”



TODAY! Meditation Podcasts to guide you to increased calm and the joy of visualization here on Soulsciences—
Following the success of the Moon Meditations where we join to focus on healing ourselves/healing our planet on the New and Full Moons, it's my pleasure to invite you to Soulsciences' Meditations for Life. 
These meditations, a mere 5 minutes of practice lead to a deeper awareness of how our beautiful minds, with their endless romping and roving, are balanced by developing the muscles of meditation. Listen in here, now: 

Have a loving day! 















The BreakAway Girl:Secrets of a Tantric Yogi 
by Paulette Bodeman
April 5 2021 


yoga, life lessons, path to higher self, memoir, memoir of drugs, healing, self healing

Join Paulette Bodeman as she explores with me the place of forgiveness, self-forgiveness as part of the highest art—new forms of healing. Bodeman finds joy in the latest science blending with ancient traditions. Take 15 mins to refresh yourself, here, with Paulette Bodeman. 


The Break Away Girl: Secrets of a Tantric Yogi by Paulette Bodeman 
March 28. 2021 




memoir, life's journey, goddesses, guidance, faith, yoga, yogic practice


Paulette Bodeman, Tantric Yogi explains her direct connection with the power of the Goddesses Kali, Sarasvati and Lakshmi in her own life.  She has written this book, The Break Away Girl: Secrets of a Tantric Yogi as a memoir of her life's journey, and paean to her help from the Goddesses.  
Listen in as Paulette describes the three Goddesses who guided her deepening faith. 

I Wanted Fries With That: How to Ask for What You Want and Get What You Need by 
ombudsperson, negotiating, self promotion, negotiating for self, how to ask, asking for what you want
Amy Fish 
March 24  2021


The wisdom of Ombudsperson Amy Fish continues here today with her take On Writing. What is it that prompted her to write this book? Listen in as Amy continues her lessons on how we can ask for what we want and get what we need.


I Wanted Fries With That: How To Ask For What You Want and Get What You Need by Amy Fish 
March 15.  2021
positive complaining, complaints that work, how to complain well, how to ask for what you want,


Listen in as Amy Fish describes how to ask for what you want, even in cases that involve intense human interactions such as when racism prevails. Amy entertains with her humour even as she cuts through to the chase in describing how you can ask for what you want and get more of what you need.




Headstrong: Surviving a Traumatic Brain Injury by Joanne Silver Jones 
March 8 2021


Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury, Assault and Recovery, PTSD, Healing
After her own trauma Joanne Silver Jones recognized the fear of trauma within her students and began to rearrange her classes, in simple ways, to accommodate what she now understood to be trauma symptoms. Silver Jones believes an open heart provides the most valuable tool for education and for healing ourselves. Listen in to this remarkable woman here. 















HeadStrong  by Joanne Silver Jones 
March 2. 2021
brain injury, traumatic brain injury, attacked, healing attack, healing PTSD

It's night and Silver Jones walks the streets near her daughter's house, dreaming of the luscious meal she'll order when she and her daughter reach the restaurant. In an instant, she is bludgeoned from behind by a stranger and beaten with a hammer.
Hold on. Headstrong refers not just to the severe PTSD Ms. Silver Jones received that night, but to her unconquerable spirit. A University Professor armed with unfailing love and support from her family and friends, she eventually returns to teaching. Listen in as Ms. Silver Jones inspires and encourages us through her experience in being Headstrong.





The Parrot's Perch by Karen Keilt 
Feb 22 2021 recovery from torture, health after torture, healing severe abuse, amazing women

From torture to first woman GM of a Men's Pro Hockey League: 

Born to wealth and ease, Karen Keilt married her prince and looked forward to life unfolding through marriage, children and health. Yet within a few months of marriage, Brazilian police incarcerated them both. Karen spent the next 45 days being tortured.
But what happened next is even more amazing. After release, she gave birth and by the time her son was 18 months, she fled Brazil for the US where she built, slowly and with many false steps an amazing and healthy life for herself and her child.
Through a series of events Karen took on the job of being the first woman GM of a men's pro hockey
team the Florida Hammerheads.
Listen in as Karen expresses more about her life in this interview with this amazing woman.














From the Lake House A Mother's Odyssey Of Loss and Love by Kristen Rademacher
February 8th 2021


grief, still birth, loss, healing from loss, finding peace after grief


Kristen Rademacher speaks candidly about her experience after the stillbirth of her only child. How she finds peace and acceptance, how her writing takes her to places she would never have gone, help listeners understand the path to peace after loss. Listen in here.


Kristen Rademacher has lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina since 2002, which is when she began writing. From The Lake House: A Mothers Odyssey of Loss and Love is her first memoir. Visit her at kristenrademacher.comand on Facebook @kristenrademacherauthor



From the Lake House A Mother's Odyssey of Loss and Love by Kristen Rademacher 
February 1. 2021 


This loss leads to a profound sense of peacefulness and gratitude. Listen in as Kristen Rademacher describes her path after the shocking grief of still-birth. Here. 



Yearning for Magic/My Journey Through War and Peace by Melissa Burch 
Activist, Videographer, Homeopath, Award-winning Author, Mother, Lover, and Spiritual Seeker. 
June 27 2020


My friend and fellow Memoirist Melissa Burch is just completing 100 Days of Memoirs, her way of supporting memoirists through the pandemic. I am delighted and honored to be able to return a bit of her light by way of this interview we enjoyed a few years back. Listen in. Then get her books for a refreshing articulation of women, babies, health, spirituality all during our times.







David Brazier PhD founder International Zen Therapy Institute 
Jan 18th 2021





Today I'm honored to bring you an interview with a friend of the world. David Brazier has taught the feeling side of Buddhism, Buddhist meditation, and how to move from the heart for many decades. His 23 books with 4 and 5-star reviews speak to the world-wide esteem in which his teachings are held. He currently heads the Amida Mandala Buddhist Temple and continues to offer his life as an example of how to try to love.
Listen in here to this joyous inspiring talk. 



Even If Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin by Elise Schiller

 

Even If Your Heart Would Listen—Losing My Daughter to Heroin by Elise Schiller 
January 11th 2021
memoir, heroin addiction, opioid addiction, eating disorder, ED and addiction


Elise Schiller, whose daughter died of an opioid addiction, describes in this week's interview what to do if someone you know is suspected of, or is, using opioids. Listen in to this valuable and hard-won wisdom on how to approach someone who is using opioids to save their life.  


Even If Your Heart Would Listen by Elise Schiller: Losing My Daughter to Heroin

 Even If Your Heart Would Listen: Losing My Daughter to Heroin by Elise Schiller 

January 4 2021 
memoir, losing daughter to heroin, opioid addiction, mother loses daughter, health system failed



When Elise Schiller's youngest child, her daughter Giana, died of an opioid addiction Elise began searching through Giana's medical records. What she found there, along with her own independent research into the most advanced methods for treating opioid addiction, describes how the most expensive medical treatment failed to provide Giana with enough support she would be alive today. Listen in as Elise discusses with balance and insight how the medical facilities failed to treat her daughter's underlying emotional diseases and how Elise has joined her city's campaign to bring education and awareness to all about opioid addiction.  






Talking to Myself by Linda Stitt 

December 21st 2020



In honor of the passing of my dear friend, spiritual mentor, and poetry partner, Linda Stitt, today you are treated to a radio program recorded a few years ago. Even people who profess to not like poetry are captive to this poet's simple language, insight, humor, warmth, and perspective on the human condition. Linda always at her best when reading her poetry, creates love, magic, laughter, and insight as easily as a robin sings. Tune in, have a taste, then take a look at her websites for more of her books, or the Amazon link to her ebook Talking to Myself. You will be glad you did. 


poetrry, warmth, humour, insight, wisdom















Interviewed by Sean Fajadi of Stories That Empower: listen in to how I describe healing, the power we all have to create better lives.

 My Impossible Life trauma travel & transcendence Charlene Jones interviewed by Sean Fajadi, host and creator at Stories That Empower. 

December 21st, 2020 




The host of Stories that Empower Sean Fajadi has a knack for making you feel right at home, like sitting beside a warm fire. Sean's comfortable presence combines with true curiosity creating an interview experience that opens up the guest to deeper levels and offers listeners other layers of insight. But don't take my word for it. Listen in  as Sean Fajadi turns the tables on this host, here.

 Then scroll through the other heartwarming and inspirational stories on his podcast Stories That Empower. 




Mennonite Daughter: Story of a Plain Girl by Marian Beaman,

 Mennonite Daughter: Story of a Plain Girl by Marian Beaman 

December 14. 2020


Marian Beaman loved her family and neighborhood. She describes with such detail her life in rural Pennsylvania among rural Mennonites and their culture. It came as a shock to discover as she began to grow up that she was not comfortable in the plain cap and extra plain clothes of the traditional Mennonite women.
Mennonite, leaving Mennonites, finding self in colour, finding self
Listen in as Marian describes her shift from Mennonite daughter to her own strong personality.



My Impossible Life trauma travel & transcendence Charlene Jones interviewed by Sean Fajadi of Stories that Empower : How to Heal, Personal Healing IS Planetary Healing

 


Interviewed by Sean Fajadi of Stories That Empower: listen in to how I describe healing, the power we all have to create better lives.

 My Impossible Life trauma travel & transcendence Charlene Jones interviewed by Sean Fajadi, host and creator at Stories That Empower. 

December 21st, 2020 




The host of Stories that Empower Sean Fajadi has a knack for making you feel right at home, like sitting beside a warm fire. Sean's comfortable presence combines with true curiosity creating an interview experience that opens up the guest to deeper levels and offers listeners other layers of insight. But don't take my word for it. Listen in as Sean Fajadi turns the tables on this host. Then scroll through the other heart warming and inspirational stories on his podcast Stories That Empower. 




Memoir, Healing Abuse, Healing PTSD, Healthy Mind & Body, Meditation, Meditation for Healing, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist teachings, Body Healing for Mental Health, Emotional Healing

My Impossible Life: trauma travel & transcendence by Charlene Jones 




Reader Views Award Winner. 
Book Excellence Finalist in Memoir 
Readers Favorites 5 Stars 

Whistler Independent Book Awards


Charlene Jones has written a fascinating book filled with globe-trotting adventures and interior journeys through mystical landscapes. She shares her emotional exploration of eastern and western healing practices and comes through the fire of her trauma conscious and liberated. This book will inspire others who may wish to undertake their own healing journeys.

 

Amazon Top Reviewer Ken Korczak TopTenBookReviews—


My Impossible Life by Canadian-born Writer Charlene Jones Offers Profound Insights Derived from Epic Healing Journey (full review here: http://toptenbookreview.com/?p=2586)

 

 

Readers Favorites Mamta Madhavan—


Charlene Jones's story of healing and triumph will give hope to many readers…(full review here:

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/my-impossible-life/1)

 

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards of the UK—


“A captivating memoir, intimately written…effective writing style…inspirational read.”



Mennonite Daughter: Story of a Plain Girl by Marian Beaman,

 Mennonite Daughter: Story of a Plain Girl by Marian Beaman 

December 14. 2020


Marian Beaman loved her family and neighborhood. She describes with such detail her life in rural Pennsylvania among rural Mennonites and their culture. It came as a shock to discover as she began to grow up that she was not comfortable in the plain cap and extra plain clothes of the traditional Mennonite women.
Mennonite, leaving Mennonites, finding self in colour, finding self
Listen in as Marian describes her shift from Mennonite daughter to her own strong personality.







 Mama Mama Only Mama by Lara Lillibridge 

Dec 7th 2020 



Are single mothers still women? Do single mothers write? If you are Lara Lillibridge, the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. Lara leads this fascinating discussion about how society views single mothers, how she terms her situation as "a family with two houses" as she offers insight on single parenting and how she handles being a woman who is a mother. Listen in to this 15 min podcast for insight and warmth from the unique and wise Lara Lillibridge.

Memoir, Healing Abuse, Healing PTSD, Healthy Mind & Body, Meditation, Meditation for Healing, Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist teachings, Body Healing for Mental Health, Emotional Healing

My Impossible Life: trauma travel & transcendence by Charlene Jones 




Reader Views Award Winner. 
Book Excellence Finalist in Memoir 
Readers Favorites 5 Stars 

Whistler Independent Book Awards


Charlene Jones has written a fascinating book filled with globe-trotting adventures and interior journeys through mystical landscapes. She shares her emotional exploration of eastern and western healing practices and comes through the fire of her trauma conscious and liberated. This book will inspire others who may wish to undertake their own healing journeys.

 

Amazon Top Reviewer Ken Korczak TopTenBookReviews—


My Impossible Life by Canadian-born Writer Charlene Jones Offers Profound Insights Derived from Epic Healing Journey (full review here: http://toptenbookreview.com/?p=2586)

 

 

Readers Favorites Mamta Madhavan—


Charlene Jones's story of healing and triumph will give hope to many readers…(full review here:

https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/my-impossible-life/1)

 

The Wishing Shelf Book Awards of the UK—


“A captivating memoir, intimately written…effective writing style…inspirational read.”






 Mama Mama Only Mama by Lara Lillibridge 

Dec 7th 2020 



Are single mothers still women? Do single mothers write? If you are Lara Lillibridge, the answer to both questions is a resounding yes. Lara leads this fascinating discussion about how society views single mothers, how she terms her situation as "a family with two houses" as she offers insight on single parenting and how she handles being a woman who is a mother. Listen in to this 15 min podcast for insight and warmth from the unique and wise Lara Lillibridge.






Mama Mama Only Mama. Lara Beth Lillibridge

 

memoir, humor, single parent, post-divorce womanhood, recipes,

Mama Mama Only Mama by Lara Lillibridge 
Nov. 30th 2020





humour, memoir, single parent, post divorce woman, post divorce mother, laughter, recipes

When Lara Lillibridge found herself divorced with two small boys she did what any woman suddenly responsible for shoveling snow, mowing lawns, shopping, cleaning, night time scheduling, listening, cleaning, wiping tears, and all the other vital activities of being a single parent decided to do: she decided to write. And write she did: a blog, called Only Mama and now a book. Listen in as Lara describes how this book came into being and reads an excerpt from Mama, Mama, Only Mama.





















Hummingbird in Underworld: Teaching in a Men's Prison by Deborah Tobola 
November 23rd 2020  
creative arts in men's prison, teaching creative writing to prisoners, Deborah Tobola, prison, men's prisons,

Deborah Tobola has been teaching creative writing in men's prisons since the 1980's. In this interview Deborah talks about her theatre company, Poetic Justice Project, how she hires previously incarcerated people to act, create props and more and how audiences typically respond with warm wonder at understanding prisoners are just people too. Listen in for more. 




Hummingbird in Underworld Teaching in a Men's Prison by Deborah Tobola 
Nov 16. 2020 



teaching in a men's prison, creative writing in men's prison, artists incarcerated
Full circle 45 years after her first meal away from home took place in the prison where her father worked, Deborah finds herself teaching creative writing, including poetry, in a men's prison. She finds this her calling and discovers the rich and unique talents of each man inside, eventually culminating in plays and theatre productions acted in, staged and in some cases written by those we call inmates. Listen in as Deborah describes how audiences across California receive her productions. 

























But My Brain Had Other Ideas 
Nov. 9. 2020 






Healing, Health Challenges, Brain Surgery, Post Traumatic Growth

When do the challenges of life exceed the bar of 'normal'? When you have been a Maths Professor for Carnegie Mellon, married with two children and your brain develops cavernous angioma or Bleeding Brain. Listen in to how this remarkable woman Deb Brandon has gone on to teach writing, to win awards for her own writing and to declare she is glad for the challenges and change brought on by what she calls "my bloody brain." Traumatic Brain Injury like you've never heard before— Listen in now!







https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34145367-but-my-brain-had-other-ideas











But My Brain Had Other Ideas 
November 2. 2020 






Healing, Health Challenges, Brain Surgery, Post Traumatic Growth

When does a health breakdown requiring three brain surgeries lead to a better life? When like Deb Brandon you engage in post-traumatic growth. Listen as Deb describes how having Cavernous Angiomas helped her feel more alive than ever. This book is for everyone who has ever experienced the challenge of change: be inspired!







https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34145367-but-my-brain-had-other-ideas












Where To? by Jennifer Monahan 
October 26th 2020

Adventure, memoir, living differently, adventurous living, authentic living, courageous living

When Jennifer Monahan began her journey into a new way of living, she left her successful career in corporate America, gave up her enviable apartment and most of her belongings to spend time in Mexico learning Shamanism. Her courage led to Guatemala where she explored ancients ruins and lived with locals. Not satisfied that her gypsy ways were complete, Monahan again left everything for one year on the road, following her heart's trail around the globe. She advises us to "remember: everything is impermanent." Listen in for more insight and wisdom from this remarkable woman, teacher, shaman and compassionate human being.

https://www.amazon.com/WHERE-Shed-Baggage-Learned-Live/dp/0578477602/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Where+To+%3F+by+Jennifer+Monahan&qid=1603743793&sr=8-1







Summers of Fire by Linda Strader 
October 19th 2020

Linda Strader describes in loving detail the countryside of Arizona, a countryside she fought hard to preserve against fires. As one of the first female Firefighters in the US Linda also had to fight: sexism, blacklisting and much more.
memoir, women firsts, one of first women firefighters in US,
Listen in as Linda describes her Summers of Fire. 













memoir, gift of compassionate medicine, giving at the end of life. ending life, grace and dignity at the end, hospice, history of hospice, how to offer compassion to dying, Irene Allison, Helen Allison, Stay, Breathe with Me: the Gift of Compassionate Medicine

Stay, Breathe with Me: The Gift of Compassionate Medicine by Helen Allison RN, MSW with Irene Allison 
Oct 13th 2020
dying, memoir, helping people pass, compassion, compassionate medicine, letting go, letting people die


Along with her mother Helen Allison, Irene Allison stood watch over and offered compassionate care to those at the end of their lives. Helen Allison pioneered so much of what we currently know as hospice and fought to allow those who choose to end their lives, rather than endure unending suffering, as dignified as possible. Irene Allison compiled many of the stories of her mother, and of her own work, into this beautiful book. Listen in as Irene Allison speaks to this most important topic of compassionate care.



On Writing, Cindy Rasicot, Finding Venerable Mother, writing memoir, Mother/Daughter relationship,

Finding Venerable Mother A Daughter's Spiritual Quest to Thailand by Cindy Rasicot

October 5th 2020


finding spiritual mother, mother/daughter relationships, spiritual relationships, spiritual quest
 Cindy Rasicot continues to unravel how her memoir Finding Venerable Mother, which began as a biography of Rasicot's spiritual teacher the Venerable Dhammananda, ended being Rasicot's own memoir. We discuss the power of the mother/daughter relationship even when that relationship is spiritual, not biological. Listen in here. 








Sane in Pain by Josephine Jones 
helpful insights for our current time.
September 28. 2020 
TBI, pain as teacher, pain meditation, meditating on pain, how to meditate to ease pain, refocus,


My friend Josephine Jones and I discuss her experience of having a telephone pole fall on her head. Listen as she describes her symptoms of bi-polar, booze and drug abuse, and more before discovering the healing power of meditating with the pain and separating pain from fear. So much of what Josephine says in this podcast can help us today in our current time of change and uncertainty: focus on one wholesome moment. Join us in the middle of our conversation with this remarkable teacher whose spiritual insights will help you discover how to be Sane in Pain.
Then check out Josephine's website below— for more ways to stay sane, whether you are in physical or emotional pain right now, or just wondering how to steady yourself through these times.