Monday, December 3, 2012

11/17/2012: Breathe and move forward - Norm Breest

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
~Oprah Winfrey

Change permeates our existence Adaptability allows us to balance in the face of change. To maintain balance, we and teamwork and connectivity with others. Connection with others supports and stabilizes us as our lives and careers evolve. 

We can see such evolution through the career of this episode's guest Norm Breest, radio producer. Radio technology has evolved rapidly through use of computers and satellite technology, leaving older technology - such as vinyl records - to become obsolete. Minority preferences have yielded to the majority as mass production and market research drive broadcast content. Where will progress take the careers of radio professionals (where will it take all of us)? No matter where we are in life or in dance we must always remember to take a breath and move forward.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

11/10/2012: Passion - Bill Sparks

Man is only great when he acts from passion.
~Benjamin Disraeli

Chad and guests Billy Sparks  and Holly Udy-Meekin get passionate! Passion drives us past the usual limits in life; what propels us to go beyond normal expectations to greater success? Passion has a different source in each person. Billy talks about the passion of Sam Sodano, organizer of the Ohio Star Ball. Sam Sodano has had a passion for organizing events from early in his dance career. As an  International Latin Champion, he knew early in life that that he had a gift for organizing events, and using this gift originated the Ohio Star Ball -one of the best-known Dancesport events in the world.  The Ohio Star Ball is a dance competition and festival that has set a standard that all other Ballroom events reach for.  With activities for everyone, OSB is the place to go to see the "best of the Best" in all levels of ballroom Dance. 

Whether your passion is found on or off the dance floor; it will fuel a life worth living!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

11/03/2012: Better than mere giving - Dawn Aguilar

Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.
~Henry Ford

It is possible to help others in many different ways, as we work to achieve a common goal of happiness that includes good health from the inside out.  The Gerson Institute teaches a philosophy of living with diet as the catalyst for strong health.  The Gerson program aims at teaching participants how to strengthen their bodies agains illness and disease and to maintain a place of equilibrium within the self

Balance, of course, is difficult without a place we call home.  Chad and guest Dawn Aguilar discuss challenges to home ownership. In today's economy, home ownership is very often threatened by existing loan structures and financial difficulties of homeowners.  Successful loan modifications can create more financial security to help people attain a more happy and secure life.

Good health and a happy home are treasures to be enjoyed and shared with others - on and off the dance floor. retain home ownership.

10/27/2012: Soft and flexible - Maria Hansen

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water, yet nothing can resist it.

~Lao Tzu

Chad welcomes returning guest Maria Hansen in a discussion of posture, flexibility, and the C.H.E.K. method.

Imbalances in life are paralleled by imbalances in dance. Posture, the source of balance, results from bone alignment and from the strength and flexibility of our muscles. This in turn influences the fine and gross motor skills that influence our movement. Misalignment of bones can lead to short, weak muscles and created tension.  When bones are properly aligned, tension is relieved and movement becomes fluid and powerful - critical for all movement systems, and especially so in dance.  

The C.H.E.K. method, created by Paul Check, assesses the the body's functionality through the ability of joints and muscles to bend and balance the body. Weak areas can then be targeted by a customized fitness regimen.  A body that is able to move smoothly and softly, yet with strength and energy, can demonstrate beautiful artistry and project confidence both on and off the dance floor.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

10/13/2012: The myth from the truth - Dawn Aguilar

It is difficult to separate, at times, the myth from the truth.

~Bob Kane

Continuing from our last show, chad an guest Dawn Aguilar discuss myths and reality in financial matters. Myths appear constantly in perceptions of home finance and home loans. Most processes, whether dance or home loan modification, become simple when we focus on the correct principles.

In financial matters, principles include good communication and good documentation - give those involved in your finances what they ask for in documentation, and don;t be afraid to ask questionsBeing mentally prepared and focused on following basic principles can separate truth from myth and facilitate success. When we adhere to the rules, the journey to the goal becomes smooth.

Dawn Aguilar can be contacted at 312.265.3723.

Upcoming Event: Wedding Dance Workshop Sunday 1pm - 3pm. Contact or call 602.549.1916 for more information

Sunday, October 14, 2012

10/6/2012: In calm, in storm - Dawn Aguilar

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
~Willa Cather

Chad welcomes guest Dawn Aguilar (312 265 3723) in a discussion of home mortgage modification.

Sometimes life takes us through the storm to deliver us to the rainbow.  Sometimes even the best plans don’t work out.  Situations happen, we find ourselves looking for a solution, and it’s difficult to figure out what decisions are smart. Many homeowners have found themselves facing the dissolution of their American Dream as they face the possibility of losing their homes. Loan modifications offer a solution to keep homes while taking control of one’s financial life. The process is detailed but taking the approach with a positive mindset and a great attitude, as within dance, the end result can be very rewarding. Follow the two key points of the process as outlined in the show, communication and documentation, and the rest of the pieces will fall into place. So if you find yourself in a difficult situation with your home, there is a solution. How we treat others on and/or off the dance-floor does make a difference.

Friday, September 28, 2012

9/22/2012: An inside-out approach - John Stewart

Long-lasting change that will help you create new habits and acions requires an inside-out approach, as well as two very important tools: the mirror and time.
~Darren L. Johnson


Chad welcomes John Stewart, founder of Sunfare, a meal plan provider in the Phoenix and Los Angeles areas.  Sunfare provides custom tailored, freshly made nutritious diets tailored to meet individual health goals.  Various food programs are available, i.e. cleansing, weight loss, etc. A healthy diet supports a commitment to ourselves to improve on and off the dance floor from the inside-out.

Our bodies are built to do things naturally and feel good.  Over time our internal systems lose proficiency in functionality due to toxin build-up that occurs over time.  As our organs work to metabolize what we put into our bodies, i.e. food, fluids, air we breathe… the by-products become stuck in our organs and tissues as toxic waste to these systems.  Optimal wellness from the inside out involves a commitment to ourselves to value of huge significance what we put into our bodies.