Be An Inspiration
Montel Williams on How He Has Learned to Live with MS
MONTEL WILLIAMS’ EMOTIONAL JOURNEY
“They used to send me into a depression that would last for days,” Montel tells us about his “MS hugs.”
Although he retired from TV nine months ago, Montel Williams continues to be an inspiration to millions. His most recent cause? Helping people with chronic pain better manage their afflictions, both physically and emotionally. It’s a topic Montel knows firsthand, having been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999 – which eventually forced him give up the phenomenally successful Montel Williams Show after 17 years.
Since then he has written a series of self-help books, his newest titled Living Well Emotionally: Break Through to a Life of Happiness. Here he recounts to host Inez Bracy how he developed the mental tools to prevent MS from thrusting him into depression:
“One of the symptoms of MS . . . is that about 30 to 40 percent of us feel something called an ‘MS hug.’ That’s when the signal from the brain to the muscles in the extremities can be impaired and impeded. Sometimes, if the signal does not get through to you, your diaphragm does not open and close when you try to breathe. That can be one of the most excruciatingly painful things in the world. And . . . when the temperature goes above 85 degrees – it’s like when a computer overheats – so does by brain and I start to shut down. It happened to me in Vegas for an event. The temperature outside was like 107 degrees and I got out of a car and almost thought I was going to die by the time I hit the door. I thought I was having a heart attack.”
“Deal with the anxiety of today and be prepared for the excitement of tomorrow.” ~Montel Williams
AUTHOR ROBIN WESTEN(Guest 2)
The Big Book of Personality Tests for Women: 100 Fun-to-Take, Easy-to-Score Quizzes That Reveal Your Hidden Potential in Life, Love, and Work
In the bestselling tradition of The Big Book of Personality Tests and The Big Book of Personality Tests for Women, this entertaining and enlightening collection of 100 “write-in” quizzes is designed to help women find out where they stand with current and potential loved ones and how to make those relationships better.
How well do you relate to others? Do you follow your heart? What kind of friend are you? Are you truly close to the people in your life? Women everywhere wonder about the stability of their relationships, what they can do to strengthen them—and when it is time to end them. Whether it’s a question about relating to a partner, children, boss, or friends, this book will answer it!
Each quiz can be taken in just a few minutes and easily scored. Author Robin Westen, an award-winning journalist, provides expert analyses of all possible outcomes, along with tips for making positive changes in any type of relationship.
“Wellness Coach” Edie Summers Presents…
Healthy Tipping Point
Caitlin Boyle discovered purpose through battling negative self-talk: Tired of hearing her own inner voice telling her she wasn’t good enough, blogger Caitlin scribbled “You are beautiful!” on a post-it, stuck it on the mirror of a public bathroom, took a picture, and posted the photo on her blog. With that action, the Operation Beautiful blog and movement was born. The mission of Operation Beautiful is to post anonymous messages in public places to encourage others with phrases like “You’re good enough the way you are,” or “You are strong and awesome!” Ten of thousands of Operation Beautiful notes have been posted all over the world, in many different languages by people of all ages.
Caitlin and Operation Beautiful have been featured on the Today Show, on the OWN Network, and in magazines such as Glamour, Fitness, and Self. Caitlin was also chosen by Yahoo as one of the “Top 10 Inspiring Stories of 2010.” Additionally, Caitlin runs Healthy Tipping Point , a food and fitness blog that encourages others to redefine true health and happiness. She loves to compete in triathlons and road races but is currently on race hiatus, as she is expecting her first child in June. Her blogs are visited more than one million times each month.
Caitlin is the author of three books, including Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-It Note at a Time (2010, Gotham). Her second and third books, Healthy Tipping Point: A Powerful Program for a Stronger, Happier You (2012, Avery) and Operation Beautiful: For Best Friends (2012, Grosset and Dunlap), will be released this May and July, respectively. She also gives motivational presentations about Operation Beautiful to colleges and high schools across the country, speaking at approximately 40 venues in the last two years.
Healthy Tipping Point www.HealthyTippingPoint.com
About Host Edie Summers
I have studied and trained in alternative health for 18 years. I was a wellness consultant, lecturer, and broker in the natural foods industry for 7 years. As a broker, I represented over 30 lines and serviced 50 chain and independent stores in Utah. Some of my clients included: Alacer, BHI, Herb Pharm, Greens Plus, Nature’s Secret, Renew Life, Nutrex, Nutribiotic, and Weleeda.
I have training in wellness coaching, corporate wellness coaching, stress management, energy healing & medicine, herbs, superfoods, nutrition coaching, natural foods, HABA care, food psychology, personal training, and fitness coaching – I was a professional dancer for 10 years. I have advanced training in wellness coaching through WellCoaches, which is connected with the Institute of Coaching, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. I am a freelance writer and have written copy for a corporate wellness journal for an international insurance brokerage. I currently write for MindBodyGreen.com ~ http://www.mindbodygreen.com/wc/edie-summers
I teach dance at the Beaverton Healing Center, where I also offer individual and group wellness coaching.
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Edie Summers Presents…
“Change To A Positive Mindset
with Cancer Survivor Edith Namm”
“Edith Namm is an 86-year old dynamo and author of the book Change To A Positive Mindset, which talks about how the words we choose are so powerful.
Edith has 25 years of experience as a counselor and educator, and over 20 years of experience as a Certified Specialized Handwriting Analyst. She is a thyroid, breast, colon and liver cancer survivor who has authored 6 books on stress management, and is dedicated to sharing simple, safe, specific self-help strategies that can free one’s mind from fear, empower one to feel self-confident, set realistic achievable goals and increase one’s smile mileage.
She is also the founder of Share-a-Smile Ambassadors, whose mission is to activate school, home and community Share-a-Smile Projects that effectively relieve emotional stress, raise self-esteem, promote positive social interaction, establish healthy relationships and increase one’s Positive Energy Power (PEP), regardless of age, gender or economic background.
Edith Namm believes that being married to Larry for 62 years, a mother to Diane and Dale, and “Nana” to Kathryn, Michael, Justin and Vanessa have positively enriched her journey to miles of Smiles and Positive Energy Power.”
Edith’s mission is:
TO CHANGE THE WORLD, ONE SMILE AT A TIME!
“It’s All In the Blog”
“We’ll talk to two of the most prominent bloggers in the MS community.
Marc Stecker of WheelChair Kamikaze and Lisa Emrich of Brass and Ivory and Carnival of MS Bloggers took first and second place in the MedGadget.com’s 2010 Best Patient Blog award;, a well deserved honor!
Check out their writings and meet the people behind the blogs!” ~Amy Gurowitz
NOW, YOU CAN…
HOST OR POST YOUR SHOW ON MSSTATION RADIO!!