Episode 46: Amy Bovaird – Using Humor To Cope With Loss Of Sight And Hearing

In this episode, Brett Dupree discusses the thoughts that spawned from seeing Deepak Chopra live. Then he has a wonderful interview with Amy Bovaird, who talks about how she uses humor to help people cope with their hearing and vision loss.


Amy Bovaird grew up in northwest Pennsylvania. In 1982, she received her bachelor’s degree with a double major in English Literature and Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) from Oklahoma Christian University. In 1995, Amy earned her master’s degree in Bicultural Bilingual Studies at the University of Texas in San Antonio. In 2004, she earned an additional certificate in Language Teaching with honors from Cambridge University in England.

At age 28, she was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and declared legally blind. RP is a hereditary, degenerative eye disease that results in blindness. There is no cure to date. Today Amy has no peripheral vision. She jokes that she is at the end of the “tunnel” vision in her eyesight. She suffers from a dual disability: progressive vision and hearing loss. She is currently undergoing genetic testing to discover the cause of her hearing loss.

Amy’s memoirs include Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith, Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility and a memoir / devotional, Seeking Solace: Finding Joy After Loss.

In 2015, Amy joined a group of blind professionals who volunteer their time to help others cope with blindness at VisionAware.org, an outreach website now under the auspices of the American Printing House.

In 2016, Ohio Valley University, Amy’s undergraduate institution, awarded her the Distinguished Medal of Literature for Mobility Matters. Amy is an active member of several community groups, which include Pennwriters, West PA Authors, Toastmasters, the West County Lions Club, and the National Federation for the Blind.

Though Amy no longer teaches in the classroom, she still educates by speaking to groups about the challenges of sight loss with anecdotes of faith and humor.

She blogs about her experiences in hopes of bridging gaps between the sighted and the blind. In the rest of her time, she fights to stay on track with her writing, finding time to go to the gym or run outdoors, and bemoaning she is at the beck and call of her bossy cat.

https://amybovaird.com

Episode 45: Bill Protzmann – Music For Self Care

In this episode, Brett Dupree discusses how personal development is full of charlatans. How he wants to be someone who helps people while being honest. Then he has a wonderful interview with Bill Protzmann, who talks about music as self-care.

Bill Protzmann (PRAHTS’-man) is a man on a mission: to raise awareness of the power of music as self-care.

In addition to being a successful IT entrepreneur, Bill holds magna cum laude degrees in piano performance and creative writing and has concertized and performed for many years with a focus on bringing music to audiences in non-traditional ways.

In 2011, he launched Music Care Inc, a for-profit corporation dedicated to teaching practical ways music can be used for self-care. His work was recognized by the National Council for Behavioral Health with an Award of Excellence in 2014 – the behavioral health equivalent of winning an Oscar.

When he talks about music and self-care, he speaks with gentle conviction and from real experience.

You can find Bill Protzmann online or contact him directly via email or phone using the website PracticalHeartSkills.com.

If you’re all ready to jump in and learn how to use music as self-care, take the guided, gamified, and fully-mentored online course at Quest.MusicCare.net.


And keep your music playing!

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Episode 44: Aleechea Pitts – Forgiveness For Your Sake

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about breaking patters and what his pattern has been. How is his ready to take the next step and letting go of making the same mistake over and over again. He also talks to Aleechea Pitts, who talks about how she came about being a reverend and what it takes to forgive others. How important it is to forgive.

Rev. Aleechea Pitts, fondly known as “Pastor Pitts,” is the founder of Paulean Ministries. She is a Christian speaker, mentor, author, singer, and musician. After being rejected by people and never fitting in, she turned to God and spirituality.

Whenever Aleechea felt misunderstood, the Lord spoke to her “It is not meant for people to understand you, know that I understand and have chosen you.” Rev. Pitts currently serves The Millville Police Department as the first Afro-American female Police Chaplain.

She is also the Lead Chaplain of Millville Memorial High School and most recently Fire Chaplain of the Millville Fire Department. In the words of Pastor Pitts, “I live a life of servitude and leading by example is my most effective means of leading others.”

Pastor Pitts resides in Millville, where she is a devoted parent to her beautiful daughter, along with her fur baby.

If you like what you just heard, we hope you’ll buy her book — Let It Go for Your Sake! Forgive! available on Amazon and Kindle — pass it along to your friends and colleagues. Be sure to sign up to her email list and download her ebook on her website aleecheapitts.com.

Episode 43: Lorraine Reguly – From Nope to Hope

In this episode, Brett Dupree discusses thoughts based on his past. How he is moving forward and how he needs to look at the positive. He also talks to Lorraine Reguly. Owner of Words to Wisdom who talks about her time hitting rock bottom, to rebuilding her life, and then becoming an entrepreneur doing what she loves. Helping people become authors.


Lorraine Reguly is an author and English teacher who is now a freelance editor, blogger, and entrepreneur. Her life journey is motivational and inspirational. Lorraine’s book, From Nope to Hope, is designed to help anyone who wishes to lead a happier life. It contains a built-in workbook and is available on Amazon.

Lorraine offers 4 different services through her business, Wording Well, including writing/blogging, editing, and consulting/coaching/mentoring. She also helps others to become published authors!

Visit Lorraine’s services page on Wording Well or buy her book on Amazon!

Owner of Wording Well, where I offer stellar services at superb rates.

P. S. You can hire me to assist you with your writing, editing, and blogging-related needs OR help you become a self-published author (like I am)!

I’m also available for one-on-one consultations to help you move your blog, your online presence, and/or your business forward. 🙂

Also, please check out my best-selling book, From Nope to Hope: How I Overcame My Suicidal Thoughts (and How You Can Too)


Download a sample FOR FREE or purchase it at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/733938

and visit my author website at http://lorrainereguly.com

Episode 42: Joel Salomon – 9 Unconventional Money Rules Millionaires Use

In this episode, Brett Dupree talks about his existential crisis as well as talking about how important it is to not detach your emotions. Especially if you want to be a true leader. Then he has a wonderful interview with Joel Salomon about his money rules that millionaires use, and the process it took him to come to write his new book.

Joel is a Prosperity Coach. He works closely with his clients to help identify and overcome the roadblocks standing in their way of personal financial freedom.

In 2018, he published Mindful Money Management: Memoirs of a Hedge Fund Manager, which immediately became a Best Seller. His next book, The 9 Money Rules Millionaires Use, will be published later in 2019. Joel is also an award-winning speaker and frequent podcast guest. He has led 9 workshops teaching the concepts of how to overcome limiting beliefs. He has spoken at numerous Rotary and Lions’ Clubs in the New York Metropolitan area and at Mercy College’s MBA program, as well as at Mike Dooley’s Infinite Possibilities Training Conference in New Orleans in March 2018. He appeared on TV with CEO Money and has also been a guest on more than 20 podcasts including Every Day is a New Day Show, the Award-Winning Nice Guys Podcast, The Financial Survival Network, and Think, Believe, Manifest. Joel has also been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, U.S. News and World Report, and interviewed in Forbes and on Bloomberg Radio.

In 2012, Joel launched his own hedge fund, SaLaurMor Capital (named after his daughters, Lauren and Morgan). This was a dream that Joel had had from the early 1990s. Since inception he outperformed the hedge fund index and in many significant down months, he was able to consistently generate positive returns for his investors. He shut it down in 2016 to pursue his current dream. Prior to SaLaurMor, Joel was a portfolio manager at Citi where he managed a long/short equity and credit portfolio focused on insurers, asset managers, and specialty finance companies. Joel successfully grew that portfolio from under $100 Million in 2008 to $700 Million in 2011. In each full year as portfolio manager, he generated positive returns, including in 2008 when the market collapsed 40%.  Joel has spent over 20 years analyzing, rating, and reporting on global insurers. He has over a decade of experience investing in financial stocks and working at insurance and reinsurance companies.

Joel was designated a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1992 and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1995. He is also an Advanced Communicator Gold Toastmaster and a Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer & Trailblazer.

You can sign up for a free 30-minute introductory financial freedom session on Joel’s website here

www.SaLaurMor.com

On Joel’s website, you will also find tons of freebies including powerful prosperity affirmations, self-talk audio files, his favorite books, uplifting songs, and travel destinations. You can also order Mindful Money Management: Memoirs of a Hedge Fund Manager and pre-order a signed copy of The 9 Money Rules Millionaires Use: Only The Unconventional Ones.

Joel’s ultimate goal is to help at least 100,000 people become financially free and he would love for you to be one of them.

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Episode 41: Brett Dupree – Top 3 Reasons Law of Attraction is False and Top 3 Reasons I Still Practice

In this episode Brett Dupree goes completely solo. Backing up a promise he made last week on his podcast to discuss why he no longer believes in the Law of Attraction. Brett Dupree is very nervous putting this podcast out there. Thinking he will be shunned by his Law of Attraction community.

Brett Dupree has spent many hours of his life learning about and following the principles of the Law of Attraction. Not only has he read a lot of books, but he has also listened to at least 500 hours of Law of Attraction material, and been to many group meetings on the Law of Attraction.


Since the death of his uncle on a very high vibration day caused him to question his beliefs. Last year, 6 years after his uncle’s death he finally realized that he no longer believes in the Law of Attraction.pree at his website
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Episode 40: Christina Martine – Helping Spiritual Entrepreneurs Become Abundant with the Abundance Goddess

In this episode, Brett Dupree celebrates his 41st birthday. Hooray! Another year on this wonderful planet. He gives a year in review on how his life has gone. Then he has a wonderful interview with the Abundance Goddess, Christina Martine. Who talks about how she started out with drug addiction. Then one day when she was going to commit suicide a voice talked to her about living her life’s purpose. At that point, everything was turned around.

Christina Martine is a Spiritual Teacher and Visionary Coach. She helps women claim their true wealth and power so they can create the life and business of their dreams.

Christina runs the Abundant Goddess Academy, a 3 Month Group Coaching Program for female spiritual entrepreneurs. If you’re looking to join you can book a call with her through her website theabundancegoddess.com.

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Episode 39: Sharon Spink – Finding Passion Later in Life and Using Positive Mindset to Becoming an Actress

In this episode, Brett Dupree discusses the power of emotions. Do we really have to detach from our emotions to become great leaders?

Also he talks to Sharon Spink in his first international interview. Yes, Brett Dupree is now an international podcaster. How cool is that? He talks with Sharon on how during her later years in life discovered a love of acting, and due to her amazing acting coach teaching her the importance in having the right mindset to have a successful acting career, now helps others with her Mindset Coaching. She also reads some of her poetry. How fun!

Sharon is a Spotlight registered actress & voiceover artist. Based in Leeds, North Yorkshire, UK, she trains with Christopher Torretto at Northern Star Acting; attending their weekly classes in Leeds.

She is passionate, empowering & confident & has an optimistic, fun-loving personality with excellent acting & improvisation skills.

She has written and produced her first short film, Bruised Reflections, which is in post-production and will be hitting the festival circuit before going on general release. Her other credits include The Odyssey – a lead role, where she plays the head of the militia, Beth, Wretched Things, Clouds and Remember Remember: Grace & Mercy.

As well as being an actress, Sharon has become a mindset coach, helping other members of the acting industry to reach their potential. She uses the skills she’s learnt over the years to help increase their confidence, overcome their limiting beliefs and become the people they were destined to be.

In her spare time Sharon is also an avid poetry writer and will shortly be publishing her first book of poems. Her poetry mainly revolves around positivity & mindset but there are a few fun poems in there too. Sharon puts her poetry writing skills down to her ancestry; being a descendant of Lord Byron, the 18th century poet.

If you want to find out more about Sharon then you can find her on social media or via her website at: http://www.sharonspink.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SharonSpinkAct/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SharonSpinkAct

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sharonspinkact/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sharon-spink-8b12a3151/

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Episode 38: Debbie Dixon – Cleansing Your Body, Mind, and Soul to Step Into Your Power

In this episode Brett Dupree talks about the pain of procrastination as it pertains to why this episode is late. Then he has a wonderful interview with Debbie Dixon on how she went from working in the sex industry, drugs, and abusive relationships to becomeing a Yoga Practitioner, Published Author, and a Life Coach who transforms lives with one-on-one coaching and workshops.

Debbie Dixon, Author of “The Path to Freedom Your guide to living the life of your dreams” Is a Life Coach, inspirational speaker, Yoga teacher and Founder of Love is the Truth… An organization that recognizes the power of love to heal and overcome adversity. With a focus on woman and children who have been or are currently being compromised and are feeling trapped by their circumstances and have developed patterns of negative thinking, low self-esteem, unhealthy lifestyles, addictions or abuse.

Having come from abusive relationships, addictions, sex-trafficking, lack of self-worth, incarceration herself, Debbie relates to and understands the feeling of “Me against the world” and how dreaming about a better life gets lost when you are concerned about your next meal. The very programs she offers are the same things that saved her life and pulled her from the trenches into a life filled with joy, infinite abundance, love and happiness!

 

She took her first yoga class in 1997 and the spark was almost instantaneous. Having studied and taught yogic philosophy for many years before being formally introduced to the asana, taking her studies to the mat gave her the opportunity to experience with her own body, mind and spirit, the miracles this practice can create in ones’ life. Ten years ago, she taught her first yoga class and shortly after she opened (Seven Hot Yoga) a studio/community she owned and ran for over four years.

Through her workshops, retreats and seminars she gives people the tools to change their thinking, shift their consciousness and heal their lives.

Her ultimate goal is to ignite spiritual health in others. So, she has created a guide out of the mundane cycle of waking up, working, going to bed and into a passion driven, purpose filled life where wishes are granted instantly, prayers are answered and love, light, peace and happiness exist in every breath. She provides an easy to use instruction manual for creating a life where you are no longer an observer of the life of your dreams but, a participant.

Check out her website www.loveisthetruth.org to see how you can become part of her “Love Tribe” Every other week she offers soulful Sunday talks at Lifetime fitness in Bellevue… She offers one on one life coaching and this year is offering transformational retreats to Egypt, Peru and Costa Rica.

Episode 37: Amelia Martinez – From the Worst 60 Days to Living Her Dreams

In this episode Brett Dupree discusses the importance of looking for the positive and then Amelia shares her amazing story on how she lost everything. After losing everything, she was able to utilize the power of a positive mindset to create an amazing life. Now she helps others do the same.

More information about Amelia Martinez, her work and how to work directly with her can be found at www.OneWomanArmy.net.

You can follow in social media on

-Instagram @AmeliaMartinezIG

-Facebook Page @OneWoman Army

For those interested in finding out the hidden unconscious blocks that are causing you most of your stress, Amelia has recently developed an assessment that has been in the works for 2 years and would love to give you access to this PDF.   To let Amelia know where to send you this cutting-edge PDF, please send an email to happytohelp@OneWomanArmy.net with the subject: Claiming my Hidden Blocks Assessment Now, and she will be happy to send it to you within 24 hrs.

Amelia is also available for 1:1 sessions worlwide, either by phone or in person.  If you would be interested in exploring the possibility to work with Amelia, please send her an email to happytohelp@OneWomanArmy.net with the subject: Ready For Discovery Call, and she will be contacting you within 24 hrs to set up such free 25 min call.


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