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Everyday Mindfulness Show

In each episode, dive into fun, thought-provoking, and engaging conversations on everyday mindfulness. With host and author Holly Duckworth, join over 70 guests sharing their perspective on living with mindfulness in all aspects of life – from meditation to spirituality to personal passions to success and failure to politics to relationships and much more. Plus, listen in as special guests – including critically-acclaimed authors – are featured each month. Subscribe to Everyday Mindfulness Show.
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Feb 28, 2018

So much buzz and feedback were created by our first Dating and the Single Life episode, Host, Mike Dormitz invited single CAST members, Kelli Davis, Jeff Civillico and Dr. Jenn back for another fun and insightful round of candid conversation.

During this episode, we dive deeper into cultural norms and preconceived ideas of how a person’s gender plays a role in their dating life, how faith and religion may influence dating decisions, respecting a person’s boundaries, broaching the subject of sexual contact and so much more. There is something for everyone in this natural and uninhibited conversation.

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[3:36] How do you ask someone out on a date?

[8:56] The gym pickup.

[15:34] How much of an age gap is too much?

[21:36] The dialogue before sexual intimacy.

[32:50] It's all about context and honoring people’s boundaries.

[39:23] What role does faith or religion play in dating?

 

Listen to Dating and the Single Life Part #1

 

Jeff Civillico is a Las Vegas headliner, TV host personality, and philanthropist. He has been a Las Vegas Headliner with Caesars Entertainment for 5 years, having performed 1000+ shows at The LINQ, The Flamingo, and now The Paris Hotel & Casino. When Jeff’s not on stage, he’s on camera — hosting everything from Las Vegas ABC Morning Show “The Morning Blend” to

Entertainment-News show “The Weekend in Vegas ” to music television show “Backline.”

 

Jeff is also the Founder & Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a 501c3 non-profit which connects performers with direct service opportunities with hospital patients, seniors, servicemen and women, and those with special needs. After arranging  200+ charity shows in 2015, Win-Win Entertainment began its national expansion with chapters now operating in Salt Lake City and Minneapolis in addition to Las Vegas. Jeff serves on the board of several organizations including his alma mater Georgetown University, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts high school, and The Greater Good Council of Las Vegas.

 

JeffCivillico.com

 

Facebook.com/JeffCivillico

 

Twitter.com/JeffCivillico

 

As the head of celebrity relations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Kelli Davis works closely with celebrities in the entertainment and sports worlds to raise funds and awareness children’s hospitals. Past guests like Dr. J, Dr. Oz, Meredith Vieira, Nick Cannon, Darius Rucker, Chris Angel, Marie Osmond, John Schneider and more have shared their trials, triumphs, and tears that have led to their miracles. You can listen to these and more at Untoldmiracles.org and you can also read about these celebrities and miracle kids in Kelli’s upcoming book “Untold Miracles,” available this May.

 

ChildrensMIracleNetworkHospitals.org

 

Facebook.com/CMNHospitals

 

Twitter.com/KDavisCMNH

 

 

Dr. Jenn, sociologist and sexologist, is a frequent speaker about sexual empowerment, healthy relationships, erotic play, and mindful sex. She has presented two TEDx Talks, is a writer on sex and relationships, and a recurring intimacy expert on the morning news. Dr. Jenn has over 1.3 million hits on her In the Den with Dr. Jenn YouTube video series and is an expert in the new documentary on masturbation, called Sticky: A (Self) Love Story.

 

DrJennsDen.com

 

Facebook.com/DrJennsDen

 

Twitter.com/DrJennsDen

 

 

The Sponsors of This Week’s Episode:

 

The “Can I Kiss You?” Book & Instructor’s Guide.

 

Are you a Speaker or Trainer would like to take your speaking to a new level? Join Mike Domitrz at The AHA Center — where speakers & trainers go to have a greater impact ON & Offstage! A 52-week online course is now available.

Feb 21, 2018

How can we step out of the frenzy of this life and calm our minds? How can we nourish our minds? Many of the thought-provoking quotes explored by CAST members on this show are from the book, Breakfast with Buddha, written by today’s special guest, Roland Merullo. Host, Mike Domitrz, heartily welcomed the opportunity to talk with this inspiring author about the environment that inspires his pure self, how he extracts the beauty of multiple beliefs systems through his books and shares with us something you probably don't know about Roland...You won't want to miss this podcast! 

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[3:21] Mike reads a quote from Breakfast with Buddha and asks Roland if the idea of God and universal energy are the same.

[8:45] Roland draws inspiration from multiple belief systems.

[12:45] Roland speaks of writing.

[16:44] Being in nature wakes up your pure self.

[22:20] The importance of caring for the mind.

[26:20] Just try.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Roland Merullo Books on Amazon

                                                                                               

 

Roland Merullo is an awarding-winning author of 22 books including 16 works of fiction: Breakfast with Buddha, a nominee for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, now in its 19th printing; The Talk-Funny Girl, a 2012 ALEX Award Winner and named a “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Library Association and the Massachusetts Center for the Book; Vatican Waltz, named one of the Best Books of 2013 by Publishers Weekly; Lunch with Buddha, selected as one of the Best Books of 2013 by Kirkus  Reviews; Revere Beach Boulevard, named one of the “Top 100 Essential Books of New England” by the Boston Globe; A Little Love Story, chosen as one of “Ten Wonderful Romance Novels” by Good Housekeeping; and Revere Beach Elegy, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction. His latest novel, The Delight of Being Ordinary, was called “Lucid, unpretentious fiction spotlighting the drama of trying to make the divine part of our everyday lives” in a Kirkus starred review. And Booklist said it was “a charming story celebrating connections over divisions that will especially thrill devotees of Merullo’s Buddha Trilogy.”

 

A former writer in residence at North Shore Community College and Miami Dade Colleges and professor of Creative Writing at Bennington, Amherst and Lesley Colleges, Merullo has been a guest speaker at many literary events and venues and a faculty member at MFA programs and several writers’ conferences. His essays have appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, Outside Magazine, Yankee Magazine, Newsweek, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Magazine, Reader's Digest, Good Housekeeping, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

 

Merullo's books have been translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Croatian and Chinese. He is a frequent contributor of commentary for National Public Radio affiliates.

 

RolandMerullo.com

 

Facebook.com/rolandmerullo

 

Twitter.com/RolandMerullo

 

 

The Sponsors of This Week’s Episode:

 

Are you a Speaker or Trainer would like to take your speaking to a new level? Join Mike Domitrz at The AHA Center.

 

The “Can I Kiss You?” Book & Instructor’s Guide.

Feb 14, 2018

A special Valentine Day's show! Join in the laughter, fun and sometimes serious insights with our special single guests who talk relationships, love, sex, hooking up, and meeting people in the modern day dating scene. Our lively guests hold nothing back including getting past the awkwardness of a first date,  making your intentions known, and online dating. Host Mike Dormitz welcomes CAST members, Robert Bradford, Kelli Davis, Jeff Civillico and Dr. Jenn to explore different approaches to dating, how a date can be different things to different people and the challenges of dating at any age.

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[3:51] What are the challenges of dating as an adult?

[7:45] Are they dating me or my public persona?

[12:16] Questions to get beyond a person's presentation layer.

[13:56] Online dating is a numbers game.

[17:07] Setting expectations for physical contact.

[30:19] Different approaches to dating.

 

 

Robert Bradford left Wall Street in 1987 to help build a

one-person consulting business into a multimillion-dollar nationwide organization. Robert is the author of the Simplified Strategic Planning Manual, the best-selling Simplified Strategic Planning: A No-Nonsense Guide for Busy People Who Want Results Fast, as well as three other books. A master trainer, Robert has spent the last fourteen years converting management theory into real-life applications. Most clients engage Robert, again and again, to learn from his ever-growing experience in strategy that works today.

 

CSSP.com

 

Facebook.com/SimplifiedStrategicPlanning

 

Twitter.com/RobertBradford

 

 

Jeff Civillico is a Las Vegas headliner, TV host personality, and philanthropist. He has been a Las Vegas Headliner with Caesars Entertainment for 5 years,

having performed 1000+ shows at The LINQ, The

Flamingo, and now The Paris Hotel & Casino. When Jeff’s not on stage, he’s on camera — hosting everything from Las Vegas ABC Morning Show “The Morning Blend” to

Entertainment-News show “The Weekend in Vegas ” to music television show “Backline.”

 

Jeff is also the Founder & Chairman of Win-Win Entertainment, a 501c3 non-profit which connects performers with direct service opportunities with hospital patients, seniors, servicemen and women, and those with special needs. After arranging  200+ charity shows in 2015, Win-Win Entertainment began its national expansion with chapters now operating in Salt Lake City and Minneapolis in addition to Las Vegas. Jeff serves on the board of several organizations including his alma mater Georgetown University, Las Vegas Academy of the Arts high school, and The Greater Good Council of Las Vegas.

 

JeffCivillico.com

 

Facebook.com/JeffCivillico

 

Twitter.com/JeffCivillico

 

 

As the head of celebrity relations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Kelli Davis works closely with celebrities in the entertainment and sports worlds to raise funds and awareness children’s hospitals. Past guests like Dr. J, Dr. Oz, Meredith Vieira, Nick Cannon, Darius Rucker, Chris Angel, Marie Osmond, John Schneider and more have shared their trials, triumphs, and tears that have led to their miracles. You can listen to these and more at Untoldmiracles.org and you can also read about these celebrities and miracle kids in Kelli’s upcoming book “Untold Miracles,” available this May.

 

ChildrensMIracleNetworkHospitals.org

 

Facebook.com/CMNHospitals

 

Twitter.com/KDavisCMNH

 

 

Dr. Jenn, sociologist and sexologist, is a frequent speaker about sexual empowerment, healthy relationships, erotic play, and mindful sex. She has presented two TEDx Talks, is a writer on sex and relationships, and a recurring intimacy expert on the morning news. Dr. Jenn has over 1.3 million hits on her In the Den with Dr. Jenn YouTube video series and is an expert in the new documentary on masturbation, called Sticky: A (Self) Love Story.

 

DrJennsDen.com

 

Facebook.com/DrJennsDen

 

Twitter.com/DrJennsDen

 

 

The Sponsors of This Week’s Episode:

 

The “Can I Kiss You?” Book & Instructor’s Guide.

 

Are you a Speaker or Trainer would like to take your speaking to a new level? Join Mike Domitrz at The AHA Center — where speakers & trainers go to have a greater impact ON & Offstage!

Feb 6, 2018

Why is experimentation during aging seldom discussed? Making new social connections, working out at the gym, and accepting new opportunities are all longevity bonuses but how many people embrace them? In this special one-on-one interview, Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes Dr. Andrea Brandt who shares her elevating views on how to create a vision of what life could be and how to mindfully reclaim it in a positive way as we age.

 

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Key Takeaways:

 

[1:28] Mindful aging means you are never too old.

[4:40] How to reclaim your life in a positive way.

[11:31] Experiment and if it doesn't serve you get rid of it.

[17:18] Using mindfulness to stay present and be still.

[25:30] We are social beings who need connection.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 with Purpose, Fulfillment, and Joy,
by Dr. Andrea Brandt

 

8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness, by Dr. Andrea Brandt

 

Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow, by Judith Viorst

 

 

Andrea Brandt, Ph.D., MFT, has over 35 years of clinical experience as a renowned psychotherapist, speaker, and author. In her work, Dr. Brandt reveals positive paths to emotional health that teach you how to reinvent and empower yourself. She emphasizes the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical, and emotional wellness.

 

A featured media expert, Dr. Brandt has appeared on numerous television programs, radio shows, and podcasts. She is a contributing writer for Psychology Today and has written blog posts for The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Psych Central, and more. Long recognized as a pioneer in the field of treating anger issues, Dr. Brandt is the author of 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom and her newest book, Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy.

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AgeWithPurpose.com

 

Facebook.com/ABrandTherapy

 

Twitter.com/AndreaBrandtPhD

 

 

The Sponsors of This Week’s Episode:

 

Are you a Speaker or Trainer would like to take your speaking to a new level? Join Mike Domitrz at The AHA Center

 

The “Can I Kiss You?” Book & Instructor’s Guide.

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