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Interviews with Bestselling Authors

January 30, 2015
by Kris Costello
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Comedienne Ruby Wax talks about Mental Health on Wellness Talk Radio

This week on Wellness Talk Radio I talk with phenomenally popular Comedienne Ruby Wax.

Ruby Wax’s Comedy Career spans more than 25 years as a writer and performer on BBC and many other Programs.

She’s got an amazing series called Ruby’s Room,  a web series on mental health. Some of the episodes can be found on You Tube.

She now speaks and educates people around the world about Brain Science, her experience with serious depression and her #1 Bestselling Book, Sane New World.

We also speak with ABC News Anchor, Dan Harris about Meditation and how to ‘quiet’ the mind when trying to meditate.

And, Gail Sheehy, recounts her experience as a young reporter covering Robert Kennedy’s Presidential Campaign the night before he was assassinated.

You can listen to Wellness Talk Radio this Saturday on the Radio in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County, Calif. at 2 PM on AM 1440.

You can find the Program here shortly after Broadcast.

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January 23, 2015
by Kris Costello
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This week on WTR Dr. David Perlmutter, Tracy Jackson and Dan Harris

This week on Wellness Talk Radio I talk with Dr. David Perlmutter, Author of Grain Brain.
Adopting a  gluten free lifestyle has been one of the best things that I’ve done to improve my health.
We also talk with Tracy Jackson, Co Author with Paul Williams of Gratitude and Trust.
After the Interview Tracy and Paul sent an autographed ‘thank you’ card which is one of the nicest things that has happened in 8 years of Interviewing. It means a lot.
And they certainly practice what they preach!
And ABC, News Anchor Dan Harris and Author of 10% Happier  joins us for our weekly series on  Meditation. An ‘enlightening’ look at how meditation can be a powerful force in improving the quality of our lives.

You can listen to Wellness Talk Radio this Saturday on the Radio in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County, Calif. at 2 PM on AM 1440.

You can find the Program here shortly after Broadcast. Check back soon! SUBSCRIBE to our mailing list to get updates on the weekly Programs.

January 22, 2015
by Kris Costello
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How To Be A Great Interview Guest

1. Know your purpose and your main point.

2. Work on your voice. Practice. Tape yourself, listen to it. Improve on it.

Try to avoid sounding ‘winy’ or ‘monotone’.

3. Let the Host ask questions and give input. Really listen to the question. The best Interviews create a connection between the Guest and the Host.

And finally, please try to avoid saying, “well, that’s a great question.” This phrase gets taught by media coaches everywhere as a ‘stall’, but it’s generally annoying to the Host.)

At least it is to this Host. My job is to think of ‘great questions’.

Do those these 4 things and you’ll likely be a sought after (and popular) Interview Guest.

January 21, 2015
by Kris Costello
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How To Do Something That You Don’t Think That You Can Do

Inspired by the Your Turn Challenge Blog
Your Turn Challenge is a 7-day blogging challenge inspired by the Your Turn book by Seth Godin. Powered by readers (who are now writers). Check out the book at yourturn.link

1. Find someone that is willing to ‘push’ and ‘pull’ you along.

( In my case I married him – that is not a requirement though…)

2. It really is true – “Just DO it!”

When I started my AM Talk Show, I really didn’t think that I could do it, in fact, I was so nervous I couldn’t even breath!

But I did it anyway, and now 8 years later – I love it.

3. Not everyone will like you. Don’t sweat it.

One of my first Guest’s bellowed into the phone, “You people have got to get better equipment.”

We had pieced together what we had on a ‘non budget.’

Thought about quitting for a moment and then continued on. (And yes, we eventually got better equipment.)

4. Be willing to sweat through the hard parts.

In the beginning I had to learn how to edit the audio.

For weeks I complained (and even cried real tears! to my husband who could do what I was struggling through 20 X faster and better!)

I eventually mastered it and now audio/video editing is one of my favorite things to do.

Try these 4 steps and you may be surprised how far it can take you on the path towards achieving your goals.

January 20, 2015
by Kris Costello
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On Reading Bob Newhart’s Memoir

Reading Bob Newhart’s Memoir, “I shouldn’t even be doing this.”
Great account of the perseverance that it takes to become a successful comedian.

One of my favorite ‘sketches’ in the book.

Newhart’s filling in for Johnny Carson – a good friend of his is the Interview Guest – the whole routine “falls flat” –
the Audience wanted Carson and the Interview tanked.
Afterwards, as Newhart describes it, ” When the torture finally ended”, Ed McMahon chimed in ,”Have you two ever considered writing a book?!”

I’m glad he did, it’s a wonderful book and a great reminder of the true perseverance it takes to become great at your craft.

PS. This post inspired by the Your Turn Challenge.
Check it out here.

January 9, 2015
by Kris Costello
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Renown Author Gail Sheehy on how to overcome fear and become daring.

A fascinating conversation with Renown Author Gail Sheehy.

Highlights of our Interview,

Her memories of Robert F. Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem and Clay Felker.

How and why she believes that people can overcome fear and become daring.

How you can become involved in her new Project, Sheehy Daring Project.

And one of Ms. Sheehy’s “most stunning revelations” as she wrote her Bestselling Memoir, Daring.

Listen today 1/10/15 at 2 PM PST here or on the Radio in Santa Barbara County on AM 1440 on your Radio.
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August 4, 2014
by Kris Costello
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#213 Interview with Dr. Steven Masley on how to avoid a heart attack.

This week on Wellness Talk Radio we talked with Dr. Steven Masley about heart disease causes and prevention.

Some of the top questions we asked,

Just what is all of the confusion about heart disease about?

Why is being diagnosed as Pre Diabetic so dangerous?

Why is plaque the REAL culprit in heart disease?

What are the main risk factors you should be aware of and avoiding to prevent a heart attack ?

How important is eating organic to health?

Hear why Dr. Masley focuses on these 4 important lifestyle changes for heart health, fitness, fiber, avoiding sugar and adding food nutrients to your diet.

Find out what happened in his life that inspired him to dedicate his life to sharing his knowledge and expertise with millions of people.

Some of what he says may surprise you, it certainly did me!

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May 16, 2014
by Kris Costello
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#212 Dan Harris on panic attacks, meditation and how to be happier

Dan Harris, popular ABC News Anchor and Investigative Reporter had an ‘On Air’ meltdown in front of 5 million people.
When I first received the book I was curious as to how I could have ‘missed’ that, because I watch the News pretty religiously.

Oh, Duh, at the time, I was in the middle of my own full blown health crisis. Oh well.

Not to be deterred or miss anything, I looked up Dan’s ‘panic attack’ online.

Didn’t look too bad to me, of ‘course after 8 years of Interviewing Health Experts and Thought Leaders, I’m used to people saying weird things.

Anyway, lucky for us, Dan’s health ‘crisis’ led him to write his Bestselling Book, ‘10% Happier’. His honest and often, believe it or not, funny account of how he dealt with his ‘On Air’ panic attack.

Turns out learning to Meditate was a big part of his recovery.

In this Interview you’ll hear –

His theory of why he had the panic attack in the first place.

How he became interested in the practice of Meditation as a ‘solution’.

What he thinks about ‘self help’ and ‘positive thinking.’

And you’ll hear about his visit to a 10 Day meditation retreat in, of course, California, where he mastered meditation and learned to tame the ‘voice in his head’.

You can hear the Interview Saturday 5/17 at 5 PM on the Radio in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo on AM 1440 or streaming here.

The archived Interview is available here on 5/18/14.

Wellness Talk Radio is an Independently Produced Program by Brian & Kristin Costello. Kristin talked incessantly as a child, and learned to love Radio after she met her husband Brian, and Brian, has been afflicted with a love of Radio since his dad took away his transistor radio at the age of 8.

April 26, 2014
by Kris Costello
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#211 Dr. Ozner talks about how to become ‘Heart Attack Proof’.

Dr. Michael Ozner is a Leading Cardiologist and a Life Extension Board Member. And a pioneer in the field of Heart Disease Prevention.

In this Interview discover how to,

Eat the right foods to stay ‘heart healthy’.

Find out the daily amount of exercise that you need.

Learn about one of the major risk factors for Heart Disease and find out why the S.A.D.(Standard American Diet) is dangerous to heart health.

You’ll also learn why heart disease is the #1 killer of Americans and how to avoid it.

Click here to Listen to Dr. Ozner now.

February 6, 2014
by Kris Costello
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#210 What to do when your kid has trouble in school

A few weeks ago a parent called me.

She was at her wits end.

Her kid had been kicked out of school.

They’d switched schools once or twice a year for the last 5 years.

She’d heard my Interview with ADHD Expert Dr. Ned Hallowell and wanted to know if I’d tried any of his advice with my own kids.

I felt sad for Cathy.

Because, a few short years ago, I’d been in exactly the same situation.

I’m so glad she called.

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February 5, 2014
by Kris Costello
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#209 The ‘Money Puzzle’

Recently had a great conversation with two women that have spent their lives unraveling the ‘money puzzle’ and teaching others how transform their relationship with money.

Karen McCall, she has a great freebie on her website. And Barbara Stanny. Author of many books on money, and this one that we talked about in the Interview, Overcoming Underearning.

If you’ve struggled with money issues, can’t make enough or maybe make enough but can’t keep it, this interview could make a big difference in your life.

Heart Healthy Eating

January 9, 2014
by Kris Costello
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Dr. Dean Ornish on Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes

In this Interview with Dr. Dean Ornish you’ll learn the most important things to do when it comes to making healthy lifestyle changes.

Dr. Ornish also talks about why it is so hard for most people to make better choices.

He also talks about the importance of community and support in healing.

December 2, 2013
by Kris Costello
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The Quick Start Guide to Plant Based Diet Success

If you’ve ever wondered why the current interest in plant based eating is exploding, or if you’ve struggled with health issues like diabetes, heart disease, depression and other chronic illness, learn the simple steps to regaining your health from these exclusive Interviews with these top Pioneers in the healthy lifestyle movement.
You’ll hear how Author of The China Study, T Colin Campbell uncovered life changing scientific information about this diet for optimal health.
Dr. John McDougall, Physician, Author and Creator of the popular McDougall Program in Santa Rosa California talks about why we are struggling with obesity, and what we can do to change things.
Dr. Neal Barnard offers practical steps that you can take, to quickly and easily transform your lifestyle. and realize the immediate rewards, often within days.
Rip Esselstyn shares why he was inspired to write his book, The Engine 2 Diet and describes how you can start changing your habits immediately, and why you should.
And finally, Dr. Doug Lisle talks about the addictive quality of our current food culture, and why it can be difficult and a challenge, to rewire your brain for healthy eating.
In this Interview with Kris Costello, Dr. Lisle offers new ideas, insights and strategies, to help you break free from addictive eating patterns.
This Mp3 is an “information packed encyclopedia of plant based eating”.

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