Breaking Free Show

The Breaking Free Show Celebrates Its 6th Year Anniversary
July 2017

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The Breaking Free Show is happy to be celebrating its 6th anniversary.

For the past 6 years we have interviewed over 300 guests and produced 275 shows!

Our audience is watching, listening and enjoying our topics covering all walks of life and business from art and spirituality to entrepreneurship, social media and science.
We cover the gamut.

We are here today because of all of you out there who support us.   You made it happen and we want to share this success with you: our loyal audience, colleagues, friends and family members.

We’ll keep on going each week and we will hit the next milestone with you.

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

Watch us live each Monday at 1PM ET nissancommunications.com.

We have exciting news: 

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Our International Online TV/Radio talk show is where we gather together to hear inspiring stories about liberty and breaking free. We interview extraordinary people, explore opportunities of growth, actions to take, books to read, and people to follow that inspire us to be self- reliant and fearless. Join me and my guests, listeners and friends as we spread new ideas that will enchant the planet through honesty and consciousness. Let me know if you have a story to tell and would like to be a guest on our show by emailing me at: marilyn@marilynshannon.com. I know that your story will make a difference. Watch The Breaking Free Show Live Monday’s at 1pm EST.

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** OUR SHOWS **

Why Are Buddhists So Happy? with Guest:  Julian Royce – September 17, 2018

Mindfulness and Buddhist expert Julian Royce joins the Monday, September 17, 2018 Breaking Free Show to explore how these two philosophies have served leaders and laborers alike for ages. The phone lines and chat will be open for your calls and questions. TUNE IN WITH US AT 1PM/EST at: nissancommunications.com. Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

Why Anonymous? with Guests:  Diana M. Needham, Pooja Chilukuri, Susan Joy Schleef, Rebecca Howell and Jessica Bryan – September 10, 2018

On Monday, September 10, 2018 at 1pm/EST host Marilyn Shannon and her 5 author guests will explore why some writers/authors choose to be anonymous while others do not.  This conversation will be lively and touch on the personal stories we write about each day. Why use a pen name? Why be yourself? And why no name? The chat and phone lines will be open for your calls and comments.  TUNE IN WITH US AT:   nissancommunications.com.

What Do Historical Detectives Do? with Guest:  Andrew Lawler  – August 27, 2018

Author Andrew Lawler joins us on the Monday, August 27, 2018 Breaking Free Show for a fascinating exploration into the past AND present.   How does looking back on historical events help us move forward?  The answers may surprise you.  TUNE IN WITH US AT 1PM/EST:  nissancommunications.com

She Has A Big, Inspiring Story…and It Shouldn’t Be with Guest:  Gaelynn Lea – August 20, 2018

TED Speaker, classically trained violinist, and songwriter Gaelynn Lea joins us on the August 20, 2018 Breaking Free Show to explore her music, disability, sexuality, and activism.   Gaelynn Lea and host Marilyn Shannon will discuss culture, identity and what happens when we open our hearts and minds to the possibilities.   Join us at 1pm/EST for an unforgettable conversation and witness music like you’ve never heard before. TUNE IN WITH US AT:  nissancommunications.com.  #listenwithme  #marilynlistens

 

How Do We Really Know Ourselves? with Guest:  Dr. John Teske – August 13, 2018

By creating opportunities and making mistakes. Meet the former rock & roll psychology professor Dr. John Teske (now retired!).  Dr. Teske has studied psychology, philosophy, neuroscience, religion and narrative and survived a broken heart, raised children, made mistakes..  He joins us on The Breaking Free Show on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 1pm/EST to talk about life, what it takes to really know ourselves and the magic that happens when we do.  Join us for a fascinating excursion into our most secret selves where freedom lies.  This former college psych professor is down to earth and has a great sense of humor.  TUNE IN WITH US AT:  nissancommunications.com.  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

What Is Leading Morale, You Ask? with Guest:  Kate Nasser – August 6, 2018

Whether it’s at home or at our workplace, we are happier, healthier and more successful when morale is high.  We’re engaged and excited about the day ahead.  Kate Nasser, The People’s Skills Coach™, joins host Marilyn Shannon of The Breaking Free Show on Monday, August 6, 2018 at 1pm/EST to talk about leading morale!  What is it?  We will talk about the steps that engage and inspire those around us.  Our chat will be open and callers are welcome.  TUNE IN WITH US AT:  nissancommunications.com.  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

 

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Who Were The Radium Girls? with Guests:  Kate Moore, Jorie Slodki and Rachel Kasten – July 30, 2018

In the early 20th century, thousands of young women were enticed by high wages and prestige to work in factories that produced clocks and military instruments with dials that glowed in the dark. This fascinating, new and intriguing glowing substance was  radium.  On July 30, 2018 at 1pm/EST – The Breaking Free Show welcomes Kate Moore, author of “The Radium Girls,” producer Rachel Kasten, and director Jorie Slodki of the play “These Shining Lives” to join us for a Show that you’ll never forget.  Kate, Rachel and Jorie bring a powerful, true story to a new generation:   As members of the workforce started to get sick, the companies knew the truth yet falsely insisted that radium was safe.   Only they didn’t tell the women.  The women waged an epic legal battle that took their cause all the way to the US Supreme Court and changed the rules of the workplace forever.  Our chat will be open and callers are welcome!  TUNE IN WITH US AT:  nissancommunications.com.  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

Guess Which One is Marilyn’s Mom!? with Guest:  Gloria Lipman – July 16, 2018


Gloria Lipman, host Marilyn Shannon’s 93-year old mom, joins us for her annual show visit to talk about life as a twin and the people, places and ideas that shape her views inspiring her to say “YES!” to new adventures every day.    Join us at 1pm/EST.  TUNE IN WITH US AT:  nissancommunications.com.   Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

What Is So Fascinating About The Lost Colony of Roanoke? with Guest:  Andrew Lawler – June 25, 2018

Andrew Lawler, an author and expert on The Lost Colony of Roanoke, America’s oldest unsolved mystery, joins The Breaking Free Show with host Marilyn Shannon on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 1pm/EST to talk about the people, places and ideas that shape this epic American story. Join us for a fascinating look backwards and into the future of who we are. Our chat will be open and callers are welcome! TUNE IN WITH US AT: nissancommunications.com. Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

 

What Do Our Pets Want Us to Know? with Guest: Denise Mange – June 18, 2018

Animal communicator Denise Mange is a certified dog trainer and founder of Pet Prana.  Denise joins The Breaking Free Show with host Marilyn Shannon on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 1pm/EST to talk about our animal companions and what their behavior – barks, nips and snuggles – really mean.  Denise will also offer live readings!  The chat and phone lines will be open for your comments/questions at:  919-518-9773.  Callers are always welcome via Skype Voice at:  computers2kvoice.  TUNE IN WITH US AT:  nissancommunications.com.   Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

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What is the Story Behind the Art of Tattooing? with Guest:  Freddy Negrete – June 11, 2018

Legendary tattoo artist Freddy Negrete joins us live on Monday, June 11, 2018 at 1pm/EST. Best known for his pioneering black-and-gray tattoo style, honed while serving time in the California State Prison system during a youth mired in abuse, gang life, and drug addiction, Freddy has lots to share.  His life, and the lessons learned from it, are the epitome of breaking free.  Join us for an extraordinary glimpse into the life of an extraordinary man who is open to life and ready for whatever the world sends his way.  

Speaker, Author and Radio Show Host Jess Dewell on the May 14, 2018 Breaking Free Show

How are you making time for your friendships in this busy crazy fun world we live in? 

Join guest Jess Dewell and host Marilyn Shannon as they explore the power of friendship.  This unique relationship– keeps us emotionally and physically healthy, connected and living longer, more robust lives.

Craft Brewers and Entrepreneurs Rev. L.A. and Amy McCrae on the April 23, 2018 Breaking Free Show

How Does Beer Connect Us Spiritually?

Craft beer brewers Rev. L.A. + Amy McCrae have faced homophobia, racism and discrimination yet hold fast to the idea that beer can bring a community to a common table. How and why does this everyday drink continue to connect us? We’ll talk about beer, entrepreneurship, love and life and its many dimensions! 

“Teacher-Preneur” and Self-Made Millionaire, Timolin Langin on the March 26, 2018 Breaking Free Show

This Teacher Earned A Million Dollars.  Want To Know How?

 As a “Teacher-Preneur,” author Timolin Langin is not only a public school teacher but she’s also a self-made Millionaire.   How did she do it?  She joins us to share her story, her attitude about money, and is ready to teach us ways that we can all reach greater personal wealth.  

The Breaking Free Show Welcomes Guest:  Dr. Audrey Evans on February 5, 2018

What Does Vision Require?

Medical ground-breaker, education advocate and visionary Dr. Audrey Evans  pioneered cancer research, changed the future of neuroblastoma and opened one of the first Ronald McDonald Houses in America.    Recognized as a Modern Hero and a member of The Greatest Generation, she joined us on The Breaking Free Show, February 5, 2018 at 1pm/EST.

 

What Can a Rocket Scientist Teach Us About Overcoming Fear?
The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Olympia LePoint (Janary 8, 2018)

Nationally-recognized science leader Dr. Olympia LePoint helped design, build and launch NASA’s Endeavor, Discovery, Columbia, and Atlantis space shuttles and joins the Breaking Free Show Monday, January 8, 2018.  LePoint will share how she overcame her fears and became a rocket scientist. TUNE IN WITH US at 1pm/EST at: nissancommunications.com.

 

 

 

How Does Quantum Physics Explain the Science Behind Spirituality?
The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dr. Elisa Medhus (December 18, 2017)

Dr. Elisa Medhus is a former skeptic of all things not grounded in science.  After the death of her son Erik, she began to drastically shift her entire paradigm after learning how quantum physics explains the science behind spirituality.  She joins us to talk about how she grieved and how she found meaning and identity in her life following Erik’s death.  Dr. Medhus will join us on Monday, December 18th on The Breaking Free Show at 1pm/EST.  FIND US AT:  nissancommunications.com.  We will be taking audience questions/comments at:  919-518-9773, via Skype voice at:  computers2know or our interactive chat.

Dr. Richard B. Liposky“It’s Not What I Know…It’s How I Learned It!” with Guest:  Dr. Richard Liposky on The Breaking Free Show December 11, 2017

From the front lines in Vietnam, to farming, to flying, to surgery, to the jungle, Dr. Richard Liposky draws on his extensive on-the-job training experiences to help others innovate their businesses.  On December 11, 2017 at 1pm/EST, The Breaking Free Show welcomes author, speaker, talk show host – and dentist – Dr. Richard Lip sky to share his know how’s with us.  Enjoy a special conversation with a man who knows how to break free!   FIND US AT:  nissancommunications.com   Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

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How Does Blurring the Line of Reality Help You Break Free? with Guest:  Dan Cambell on The Breaking Free Show November 27, 2017

“With 30 years of pent-up creativity, I could never run out of inspiration!” says contemporary artist, Dan Campbell. Hear why on the next Breaking Free Show at 1pm/EST on Monday, November 27, 2017. Tune in at: nissancommunications.com. Let’s keep the conversations going! #creativity #thebreakingfreeshow #marilynlistens

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What’s the Connection Between Freedom and Networking? with Guest:  Steve Hand on the Breaking Free Show October 30, 2017

Steve Hand, Executive Director of Business Network International, joins us on the Monday, October 30, 2017 Breaking Free Show to talk about the power of people.  Knowing the right person at the right time can lead you to your next breakthrough idea, a new business partner, or even a sale.  Tune in at 1pm/EST at nissancommunications.  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!  #listenwithme    

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“Entrepreneurship Allows You to be Free, RIGHT? But Being Free Doesn’t Mean You Won’t be Busy” with Guests:  John Hayes and Hank Hoffmeier on The Breaking Free Show October 23, 2017

Today, live on The Breaking Free Show on October 23, 2017 at 1pm/EST we’ll explore how to market your business, feel freedom, and give back to the community.  We welcome two experts – John Hayes and Hank Hoffmeier  – to the show to share their not-so-hidden secrets.  Go to nissancommunications.com to enjoy the show.   Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

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Grab Chaos by the Hand and LEAD!  with Guest:  Jess Dewell on The Breaking Free Show October 16, 2017

The time is now! Jess Dewell, founder of Red Direction, Infusion Principle, and The Voice of Business Radio, perceptively talks with us on the Monday, October 16, 2017 Breaking Free Show about leading with incomplete information.  It’s not only possible; sometimes, it’s even beneficial.  Join us at 1pm/EST for a fun look at chaos at:nissancommunications.com.  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

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Let’s Have A Toot Fest! on The Breaking Free Show October 9, 2017

Come toot your horn and share all of the great things that you’ve been doing lately and your accomplishments.  What have you done for your business?  What step have you taken towards  your mission/vision? On the Monday, October 9, 2017 Breaking Free Show, host Marilyn Shannon invites the world to join us for the party at 1pm/EST live at nissancommunications.com.

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Meet Guest Don Watkins, the Founder of Tinkering School, NC on The Breaking Free Show
September 25, 2017

“We have no TV or video games in our home and at Tinkering School. We want kids to know where eggs come from (and eat fresh ones too), witness ewes birth lambs, plant seeds and watch them explode with life, kiss and hug llamas, dig in the dirt every single day, and build imaginary kingdoms from pine straw, pebbles, and 2 X 4’s.”
– Don Watkins, Founder of Tinkering School NC

Don joins us to share his dreams about Tinkering School, NC – what it does for kids and how it helps them grow more confident and capable, believers in making their dreams possible.  This is no ordinary program for kids!  Learn more on September 25th at 1pm/EST at nissancommunications.com.

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Jewish Child in a Christian Disguise:  Marilyn Shannon Talks with Guest (and Holocaust Survivor) Jack Kuper on September 18, 2017

One of the world’s last surviving Holocaust victims is our guest on The Breaking Free Show Monday, September 18, 2017 at 1pm/EST.  His name is Jack Kuper.  Jack has quite a story to tell…from running through the treacherous countryside of war-torn Poland to immigrating to the US to become a successful artist, designer, author and film director.  Tune in to History at:  nissancommunications.com.

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Let’s Talk About Living Large with Guest (Marilyn’s Mom!):  Gloria Lipman (August 28, 2017)

The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings. –Kakuzo Okakaura

ON THE NEXT BREAKING FREE SHOW:  Gloria Lipman, host Marilyn Shannon’s 92-year-old mother, joins her in the studio on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 1pm/EST to talk about embracing change and living a large and robust life.  Tune in for her advice and musings on living a graceful life, loving the world around you and enjoying all that life has to offer.  It’s always a treat when Gloria stops in, so be sure to set your alarm to 1pm/EST on Monday for another great Breaking Free Show.   Find the show at:  nissancommunications.com and Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

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What Happens When Two Strangers Meet? with Guest:  Tish Vincent (August 21, 2017)

You never know who you’re going to meet and you never know how that person can enhance your life.  Show host, Marilyn Shannon, met Tish Vincent at a coffee shop in Wilmington, NC.  Tish, a mother of 5, grandmother, chef and yoga instructor,  has re-invented herself many times over.  Learn about their fascinating meeting and meet Tish on the next Breaking Free Show on Monday, August 21, 2017 Breaking Free Show. Tune in at 1pm/EST on nissancommunications.com.

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Facing the Fear and Doing it Anyway:  Lessons from College, Cats and Climbing Trees with Guest:  Dr. Patrick Brandt (August 14, 2017)

You’re in for a treat!  Breaking Free Show host Marilyn Shannon welcomes Dr. Patrick Brandt who will be in a tree, broadcasting live, during the show.  Patrick’s unique perspective on life and freedom stems from his love of the natural world from the smallest to the largest. Tune in at 1pm/EST at nissancommunications.com.  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

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Let’s Talk on The Breaking Free Show (8/7/2017)

Host Marilyn Shannon takes the stage this week to talk about what’s on your mind, the news with Steve Harvey and reading between the lines.  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going! 

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What Does It Take to Get Out of the Jungle?  Meet Guest Author Rayfield Walker on The Breaking Free Show (7/31/2017)

Born in Africa and a victim of repeated childhood abuse, Rayfield Walker, now 22, was illiterate until the age of 12.  Nurtured and sheltered by his grandparents, Walker grew up to became an author who lives by a strong moral code.  How did it happen?  Tune in for a remarkable story of strength, courage and perseverance on The Breaking Free Show, July 31, 2017 at 1pm/EST.  Tune in:  nissancommunications.com.  Let’s Keep the Conversations Going!

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Let’s Get Social with Guest Tena Moore on The Breaking Free Show (7/24/2017)

Let’s get social. Want to learn from one of the original social media entrepreneurs about Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms?

Bring your questions and join us on Monday, July 24, 2017 as host Marilyn Shannon welcomes social media maven Tena Moore to The Breaking Free Show to talk about how we all can use social media more effectively to share our ideas and experiences with others.  Tune in at 1pm/EST and find us at:  nissancommunications.com.  Let’s keep the conversations going!

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What’s It Like To Discover A Voice From History?  Meet Guest Dr. Jason Miller on The Breaking Free Show (7/17/2017)

Did you know that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech in North Carolina…months before the march on Washington, DC?  It’s the speech that galvanized a generation.  Dr. Jason Miller recalls feeling awe and disbelief when he discovered a long-forgotten recording of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s monumental “I Have a Dream” speech stored in a Rocky Mount, NC library with the words marked in pencil: “Dr. Martin Luther King speech — please do not erase.” Join us for a tale of intrigue, dogged determination and skillful research on the Monday, July 17, 2017 Breaking Free Show at 1pm/EST. Tune in at: nissancommunications.com. Let’s keep the conversations going!

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“The Typewriter” Poet: Tyler Knott Gregson on The  Breaking Free Show (July 10, 2017)

True or False? Words are merely words?

Tyler Knott Gregson – poet, author, professional photographer and artist – creates new worlds for us with sparkling, vibrant and illuminating images and language. For him, words are more than just words.

Join us on Monday, July 10th at 1pm/EST for an in-depth and up-close meeting with the man who is an artist of word and image.  Tune in: nissancommunications.com.  Let’s keep the conversations going!

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Shiv – Motivational Speaker and Expert on Self-Awareness, Meditation and Consciousness – on The Breaking Free Show (6/26/2017)

How DO SOME PEOPLE STAY CONNECTED with each other?

On the June 26, 2017 Breaking Free Show, host Marilyn Shannon welcomes Shiv, a motivational speaker and expert on self-awareness, meditation and consciousness to the show LET’S explore this issue in depth and up close.  Join us at 1pm/EST LIVE at: nissancommunications.com.

Let’s keep the conversations going!

AmyAmy Halberstadt,  Joe Cole and Chris Eshleman Help Us Explore Eco-Villages on The Breaking Free Show (6/19/2017)

In 2017, when and how does a farm become the center of your home, your village?  On Monday, June 19th Breaking Free Show, pioneers Amy Halberstadt,  Joe Cole and Chris Eshleman will join host Marilyn Shannon to talk about eco-villages…places where people choose to live in harmony, farm the land together and delight in the seasons of the land as well as the seasons of their physical, spiritual, social and emotional lives.  Join us for a fascinating, enlightening and bold discussion about this exciting way of breaking free! Tune in at:  nissancommunications.com.  Let’s keep the conversation going!

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Dr. Temple Grandin – Farm Animal Welfare and Autism Advocate – on The Breaking Free Show (5/22/2017)

Author, speaker and pioneer in the humane handling of welfare of farm animals, Dr. Temple Grandin is arguably the most famous living person diagnosed with Autism.  She joins us LIVE on The Breaking Free Show, May 22, 2017 at 1pm/EST.   Dr. Grandin not only uses her gifts and talents to teach her students at Colorado State University but she also passionately educates the world about Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Join us for a fascinating conversation with someone who is literally changing the landscape, helping people and animals to break free.  Find the show at:  nissancommunications.com.  Our chat lines will be open, so bring your questions and comments!   Let’s keep the conversation going.

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Dr. Anita Foeman and Dr. Bessie Lawton Talk DNA on The Breaking Free Show (5/15/2017)

Join us in welcoming Dr. Anita Foeman and Dr. Bessie Lawton of the West Chester University (PA) DNA Discussion Project.  Here, people are learning that though we may have different family stories, we’re actually more alike than we ever knew!  Tune in to watch the live show at:  nissancommunications.com.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Dr. Tatiana Irvin (May 8, 2017)

Dr. Tatiana Irvin joins us live at 1PM/ET on the Breaking Free Show, May 8, 2017.  Dr. Irvin holds a Masters Degree in Metaphysical Science, Energy Leadership certification from iPEC, Medical Intuitive Certification and various supporting certificates in “energy awareness” modalities and has a Ph.D in Philosophy specializing in Holistic Life Coaching.  Sounds like we’re in store for a fun and lively conversation.  Go to nissancommunications.com to join us!

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Sherrie Wilkolaski
(April 24 and May 1, 2017)

In our April 24th episode of The Breaking Free show we’ll take a deeper look into the building of a book from the inside out. Do-it-yourself resources and how to identify the right publishing professional to do the work for you.  Expert guest and Publishing Architect Sherrie Wilkolaski joins us for our next part in a series about how to publish the book you’ve always wanted to write!  Tune in for our live show at 1pm/EST via nissancommunications.com.

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And then we’ll take our series on self-publishing even further on May 1st.  Publishing Architect Sherrie Wilkolaski will be with us again to walk us through the self-publishing process.  What are the fundamental tools and an author needs to position their title for success?  This and more will be covered, so join us for a great conversation.  Bring your questions and tune in for our live show at 1pm/EST via nissancommunications.com.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guests:   Sherrie Wilkolaski & Maralyn Hill
(April 17, 2017)

Self-Publishing? Now What?

Welcome Sherrie Wilkolaski (left) and Maralyn Hill (right), two self-publishing experts from start to finish, to The Breaking Free Show at 1pm/EST on Monday, April 17, 2017.  On this live show, we’ll talk about identifying the right publishing path and platform and we’ll explore the differences between self-publishing companies such as Createspace, Lulu and IngramSpark.  We’ll also learn about the DIY options and more full service self-publishing companies.  It’s going to be a great conversation, so bring your questions and let’s have a great time learning together.  Tune into the show here:  nissancommunications.com.

The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Raines Cohen (April 3, 2017)

What happens when you bring generations, races and religions together and weave a web of community?  You get cohousing.  Cohousing advocate Raines Cohen will gather with us on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1pm/EST to talk about the joys, opportunities and innovations that come with living in a truly neighborly neighborhood.   Tune in to the show at:  nissancommunications.com.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Leon Malmed (March 27, 2017)

More Than Survivors

Silent for over 60 years, Holocaust survivor Leon Malmed decided he could no longer stand silent and began to speak.  When their father and mother were arrested in 1942, their French neighbors agreed to watch over Leon and his sister until they returned.  They never did.  Meanwhile their downstairs neighbors gave the children a home and family and sheltered them through subsequent roundups, and threats.  Join us on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1pm/EST to learn more about Leon and hear about a story of love and courage, set against a backdrop of tragedy.  We will be taking audience questions/comments at:  919-518-9773, via Skype voice at:  computers2know or our interactive chat.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Sherrie Wilkolaski (February 27, 2017)

Self-Publishing Fundamentals and the Emotional Publishing Journey

Publishing Architect™, author and content strategist, Sherrie Wilkolaski is the author of the new Publishing Architect’s Blueprint: Self-Publishing Fundamentals.  She will join The Breaking Free Show on Monday February 27th at 1PM ET for the first of a four part series about self-publishing.  In the first show, discover the emotional path to publishing a book and the expectations that can make an impact on an author’s short-term and long-term success. To watch live and partake in this show, go to nissancommunications.com.  We will take questions all through the show via the chat, skype voice:  computers2kvoice or phone:  919-518-9773.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Dr. Jamila Battle (February 13, 2017)

Dr. Jamila Battle’s heroic journey from debilitating childhood violence and abuse from her famous musician father to attending some of the finest institutions in our country and becoming a renowned physician is nothing short of miraculous. Join us on The Breaking Free Show Monday Feb 13th at 1PM ET for one of the most amazing stories you will ever here.  Go to nissancommunications.com to watch live.  We will be taking audience questions/comments at:  919-518-9773, via Skype voice at:  computers2know or our interactive chat.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guests:  Dr. Elisa Medhus and Her Son, Erik (February 6, 2017)

Let’s Talk About Quantum Physics

Dr. Elisa Medhus is a former skeptic of all things not grounded in science.  After the death of her son Erik, she began to drastically shift her entire paradigm after learning how quantum physics explains the science behind spirituality.  Now, she channels Erik through a medium, asking him questions about death, the afterlife and so much more.  Dr. Medhus and Erik will join us on Monday, February 6th on The Breaking Free Show at 1pm/EST.  Tune in using this link:  nissancommunications.com.  We will be taking audience questions/comments at:  919-518-9773, via Skype voice at:  computers2know or our interactive chat.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest: Professor Elliot Engel  (January 30, 2017)

The wizardry of Oz, the story of Gone with the Wind, the Journey of Money and the Mystery of Wine on the next Breaking Free Show with award-winning  educator, entertainer, author, speaker and knowledge-seeker, Dr Elliot Engel, a man who makes learning fun.  Join host Marilyn Shannon on this phenomenal show!  Watch/listen to the live show using this link, which will take you to the show:  nissancommunications.com  Callers are warmly welcome at:  919/518-9773 or via Skype Voice:  computers2kvoice.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Linda Maguire  (January 23, 2017)

Opera Singer Turned Neuroscientist Uses Music as Medicine for Dementia, Autism, and More

“There’s capability of so much transformation through music,” says Linda Maguire, a professional musician, neuroscientist, gerontologist, author and lecturer.  Ms Maguire adds that there’s quite a few studies on Mozart’s K that indicates that just five minutes of this piano concerto stops epilepsy significantly, even in comatose patients. Join us live for a most intriguing time on the next Breaking Free Show – at 1pm/EST on January 23, 2017 –  as we explore and discover the extraordinary power of music in our lives.  Please join us at:  nissancommunications.com.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Elizabeth Galecke  (January 16, 2017)

Are Your Eyes Wide Open?

Elizabeth Galecke is a photographer, a creative business owner and seeker of tranquil landscapes.  On Monday, January 9th, she and Marilyn will explore “eyes wide open,” a movement of creativity and awareness.  What happens when you pay attention to the sites around you and experience spontaneity .  Join this  movement on The Breaking Free Show at 1pm/EST.   This is your link to something wonderful:  nissancommunications.com.  #eyeswideopen

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Stacey Brown  (December 19, 2016)

Have you noticed lately – during these times of great change and apparent turmoil – that life seems to be speeding up, the old is ending and the new is coming all with a bang?  Join host Marilyn Shannon and her guest Stacey Brown, known as “The Black Feather Intuitive,” on the next Breaking Free Show, Monday, December 19th at 1pm.  We will explore the messages and analyze what we see.   Please join us at nissancommunications.com!

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Daisy Hernandez  (December 12, 2016)

Choose Your Words With Cuidado (with care)

Award-winning writer Daisy Hernández grew up in New Jersey.  That’s where she heard the best stories about Cuba and Colombia and this lady who knows how to eat an avocado so you won’t get pregnant. It’s also where she first learned about feminism, queer identity, and race in the Americas.  As a writer, she cautions us to choose our words with cuidado (with care) because she knows that words fail us as much as they save us.  Tune in for a fascinating discussion about the power of our words on the next LIVE Breaking Free Show on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1pm/EST.  This is your link to the conversation:  nissancommunications.com.  We’ll have the phone lines open and the chat open for your comments and questions.  See you there!

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The Breaking Free Show with Guests:   Catherine King and Wayne Adams (December 5, 2016)

Living On The Edge

Artists Catherine and Wayne live in a wild place they call Freedom Cove.  They  grow their own food and live on a self-sustaining island with vibrantly-colored floating   buildings on a remote lake in Canada.   Some people call them 21st century pioneers.  Catherine and Wayne are back to join us again on the December 5, 2016 Breaking Free Show – live at 1pm/EST – to talk about what they have learned from living on the edge.  Tune in at:  nissancommunications.com.   Our phones will be open and the chat room available for questions and comments.

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beth-macy11-28-2016The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Beth Macy (November 28, 2016)

An Impeccable Tale

TRUEVINE, a New York Times bestseller is a story about race, greed, and the circus. It is a true story of two brothers kidnapped, and their mother’s quest to find them.  Author Beth Macy said she chased this story for more than 25 years. You will find it engrossing and as the author says, stranger than fiction.  Meet Beth on the Monday, November 28, 2016 Breaking Free Show live at 1pm/EST.  Tune in via nissancommunications.com.  We’ll have the chat open and the phone lines ready for your questions and comments.

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ivana-badass jessica-dewell-tbfs11-14-2016The Breaking Free Show with Guests:   Ivana Taylor and Jessica Dewell (November 21, 2016)

What is a “badass?”

Sometimes a badass evokes a strong reaction, sometimes a high five, or maybe a cringe. But what does it really mean to be a “badass” anyway?   We’ll explore this evocative term with two badass business women – Ivana Taylor and Jessica Dewell – on our Monday, November 21, 2016 Breaking Free Show with host Marilyn Shannon.   Join us live at 1pm/EST.  Tune in to the show at:  nissancommunications.com.  Our phone lines will be open and our chat room will be, too!

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Lucetta Zaytoun (October 31, 2016)

Have you ever considered running away?  Lucetta Zaytoun, our guest on the Monday, October 31, 2016 Breaking Free Show did just that.  The experiences she had during that year ranged from jumping off the world’s highest bungee bridge to being abducted and each healed her, challenged her and served as the catalyst to her new life.  Now an author and trainer, Lucetta challenges all of us to never underestimate the power of running away.   Set your alarm for 1pm/EST and find us online at:  nissancommunications.com.   Our chat room will be available for your comments and questions and our phone lines will be open at:  919/518-9773 or via skype voice:  computers2kvoice.

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catherine-king-and-wayne-adams-freedom-cove-10-24-2016The Breaking Free Show with Guests:   Catherine King and Wayne Adams
(October 24, 2016)

They Call This Island Home

Meet Catherine and Wayne.  They  grow their own food and live on a self-sustaining island of vibrantly-colored floating buildings on a remote lake in Canada.  They are artists, living their dream in a wild place they have named Freedom Cove.  Some people call them 21st century pioneers.   What do you think?  Join us for the next Breaking Free Show on Monday, October 24, 2016 at 1pm/EST.  Tune in via the Internet at:  www.nissancommunications.com.  Our call lines will be open and our interactive chat room will be hopping!

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kate-nasser-10-13-2016The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Kate Nasser (October 17, 2016)

What does it mean to have the Courage to Care? Kate Nasser THE People Skills Coach™ and the popular facilitator for the #PeopleSkills Chat on twitter will join Marilyn Shannon on The Breaking Free Show, Monday October 17th’ at 1PM ET live   Together they will explore what it means to be confident enough to be yourself while caring about others.  How do you give generously knowing in your heart that you make a difference for everyone in this world?  You’ll have a front row seat – and ear – to one of the top experts in the field on this internet TV show.  This is your show. Tune in live by clicking this link:  nissancommunications.com.  We’ll have the chat and phone lines open for you.  See you then.


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dr-kate-larson_9563-copy-640x640-copy-640x640The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Dr. Kate Larson (September 19, 2016)

Dr Kate Larson is a veil lifter, a bridge between the past and present.  In her work as a researcher and author, Dr. Larsen illuminates historical women’s lives such as Harriett Tubman and Rosemary Kennedy.  What is it like to read their letters, sift through their papers and belongings and then present these important historical figures and their stories to a modern audience in a relevant way?   We will discuss these ideas and those you, the audience, bring to us on the Monday, September 19, 2016 Breaking Free Show.  Watch us live at 1pm/EST via this link:  nissancommunications.com.

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Chris Hendricks and Jeff Lawson
(September 12, 2016)

Let’s color outside the lines! On Monday, September 12, 2016, Chris Hendricks and Jeff Lawson join The Breaking Free Show for a fascinating look at what can happen when you choose to only take “yes” as your answer.  Chris is a world-acclaimed musician, diagnosed with cerebral palsy when he was 4 years old, who teaches and motivates teens in particular on how to live to the potential they are meant to achieve.  Successful entrepreneur, Air Force veteran, business owner, father and speaker Jeff Lawson has a passion for creativity and encouraging others to embrace their journeys.  Both ask:  What could you accomplish if you were able to look beyond your limitations and discover your true creativity?  Join us LIVE at 1pm/EST on The Breaking Free Show.  Find us at:  nissancommunications.com.  See you then!

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Dr. Rajiv Parti  (August 29, 2016)

Heaven, hell, the afterlife and angels…Dr. Rajiv Parti author of Dying to Wake Up joins us live on Monday, August 29 to talk about what he learned during his life-changing near-death experience.  Before his experience he was a wealthy man of science with a successful career as the Chief of Anesthesiology at the Bakersfield Heart Hospital in California. On the operating table he saw heaven and hell and came back to share the experience that changed his life.  Join us for a most fascinating discussion on The Breaking Free Show.  We are LIVE at 1pm/EST via nissancommunications.com.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Dr. Eric Morse  (July 11, 2016)

How can families and friends transcend obstacles as well as stay psychologically and spiritually healthy when a loved one has an addiction?  As an addiction and sports psychiatrist, Dr. Eric Morse has helped many people recover from opioid additions and overcome mental illnesses and performance difficulties.   Dr. Morse returns to The Breaking Free Show on Monday, July 11, 2016  when we’ll explore this important topic, one that affects many people all over the world.  Tune into the show at 1pm/EST at:  nissancommunications.com.  We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:   Gabriella Kovac  (June 27, 2016)

Gabriella Kovac’s mother told her, “All Things Are Possible.” Family stories and legacies can help us break free! On the Monday, June 27, 2016 Breaking Free Show, author, speaker, fashion designer and cook Gabriella Kovac will join us to share hers. She was born in Hungary and vividly recalls Russian tanks under her bedroom window and being questioned by police. Kovac credits her mother’s tenacity, wits and mindset as the reason the family was not only able to outsmart the Nazis and Communists and emigrate to Australia but also why she has been able to aspire to and achieve great success in her own life. Tune in at 1pm/EST and find inspiration with us at: nissancommunications.com.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guests:   Jane Aireton & Bridget Postlethwaite  (June 20, 2016)

Live your life to the fullest, regardless of your age!   Take up the “Superliving” challenge with our next guests on the Breaking Free Show –  Jane Aireton & Bridget Postlethwaite.  They are casting fear aside and doing what they do best:  living zestfully and encouraging others to do the same!  See how they live using their Success at 60+ plan!  Tune in at 1PM ET on Monday June 20th  LIVE via nissancommunications.com.

Bob LancerThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Bob Lancer  (June 13, 2016)

What is the key to being a joyful, loving and stress-free parent? Bob Lancer, a child development expert, author and sought-after speaker feels it all has to do with how conscious we are of our energy, especially when it comes to managing our emotions.   Bob is a parent himself and he is our next guest on the Monday, June 13th Breaking Free Show at 1pm/EST.  Join us for a show celebrating parents and caregivers all over the world!  Bring a friend and gather together with Marilyn Shannon (show host) and other like-minded folks at:  nissancommunications.com.  We’ll see you there!

Alice FullerThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Alice Fuller
(June 6, 2016)

It’s often said you’re never too old to learn, and that is especially true when it comes to social media. While most brands nowadays chase millennials, Boomers should not be relegated to sit on the sidelines and watch the technology parade go by. Likewise, Gen-xers should not be overlooked as they hold on to some of the old and grab hold of the new. So what can “grown folks” do to stay relevant in this ever- evolving social media age? Tune in live to The Breaking Free Show today – Monday June 6th 1PM ET @ nissancommunications.com. We will have social media expert Alice Fuller ‪#‎socialmedialearning‬ ‪#‎Genxers‬!
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Greg-Image-ProfileThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Greg Warburton
(May 16, 2016)

When it comes to interacting with children, Greg Warburton challenges us to “Ask Me, Tell Less.”    Greg is an author, licensed mental health counselor and college instructor who specializes in helping children and parents become self-reliant.  He knows what it takes to feel and be free, no matter your age!  And it all starts with asking the right questions.  He will join us on the Monday, May 16th Breaking Free Show to talk about the art of asking good, juicy questions and how we  can give the children (and adults, too!) in our lives a clear and compelling road map for getting on with growing up  and getting along in this rapidly changing world.  You’re invited to bring your questions, your stories and your thoughts as you join us at 1pm/EST via this link:  nissancommunication.com.

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Heidi SeifkasThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Heidi Siefkas
(May 9, 2016)

Are You Up For An Adventure? Heidi will take us on several!  Heidi N. Siefkas – author, adventurer and traveler – shares the power of perspective and says,  “Here’s to looking up”!  She created “Look Up” as a way to quickly gain perspective wherever you are and whatever you are going through. It reminds us all to do two things: Be in the moment, appreciating both the beauty as well as hazards around us. In essence, be mindful. Spin each situation positively. Although at first a circumstance may appear negative, all wounds, hiccups, or obstacles are opportunities.  Join Heidi live on The Breaking Free Show Monday May 9th 1PM ET nissancommunications.com.

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max iveyThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Max Ivey
(May 2, 2016)

Max Ivey says, “No Excuses!”  He only sees possibilities.  Known internationally as “The Blind Blogger,” Max overcame his visual impairment holding his core belief. He writes, he is a podcaster, he  is an author, and more.  This Monday, May 2, 2016 on The Breaking Free Show, we invite our special guest Max Ivey to join the conversation.  Please join us live at 1pm/EST via:  nissancommunications.com.  Callers are welcome and the chat will be open for questions.  We’ll see you there!

Learn more about Max and buy his books here:  www.amazon.com/author/maxwellivey.

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belinda farrellThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Belinda Farrell
(April 25, 2016)

Are you a survivor? Belinda Farrell is! She will join us on the Monday, April 25, 2016 Breaking Free Show to share how the ancient Hawaiian techniques known as “Huna” help her to break free. This is sure to be an inspirational show. Bring your stories, your triumphs and your own secrets to success and join us at 1pm/EST via this link: nissancommunications.com. Everyone is welcome!

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Michael-Grandinetti2-300x231The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Michael Grandinetti (April 18, 2016)

Do you know magic when you see it in your life? On Monday, April 18, 2016 join us as we welcome magician and entertainer Michael Grandinetti to the show.  Michael has been perfecting his illusions and delighting audiences around the world since he was a child.  We’ll have a great conversation about what it takes to notice and enhance the magic, joy and wonder in all of our lives, each and every day.  Tune in at 1PM/EST using this link:  nissancommunications.com.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dr. Eric Morse  (April 11, 2016) 

What cutting-edge knowledge do doctors have about addiction and how can their knowledge help us to break free?  Dr. Eric Morse knows.  As an addiction and sports psychiatrist, Dr. Eric Morse has helped many people recover from opioid addictions and overcome mental illnesses and performance difficulties.  He will join us on the Monday, April 11, 2016 Breaking Free Show to talk about breaking through and beating addiction, transcending obstacles and what it takes to start – and remain – psychologically and spiritually healthy.  Tune in at 1pm/EST at:  nissancommunications.com.  

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Note:  Due to illness, our April 4th, 2016 show has been post-poned until Monday, June 27th, 2016

The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Gabriella Kovac (April 4, 2016)

Family stories and legacies can help us break free!  On the Monday, April 4, 2016 Breaking Free Show, author, speaker, fashion designer and cook Gabriella Kovac will join us to share hers.  She was born in Hungary and vividly recalls Russian tanks under her bedroom window.  Kovac credits her mother’s tenacity, wits and mindset as the reason the family was not only able to outsmart the Nazis and Communists and emigrate to Australia but also why she has been able to aspire to and achieve great success in her own life. Tune in at 1pm/EST and find us at:  nissancommunications.com.

Dan GallowayThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dan Galloway (March 28, 2016)

What gifts and talents do you bring to the workplace? Our guest on the Monday, March 28th, 2016 Breaking Free Show is Dan Galloway whose experiences include work in recruiting, career coaching, and consulting. He will join us to share “the big picture” with insider tips to making job searches more efficient, career transitions more successful and workplaces more productive and happier places to be. Bring your questions and experiences and join us for an informative discussion at 1pm/EST at nissancommunications.com.

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Tanya-patxot-thetruthpreneurThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Tanya Patxot (March 21, 2016)

Dr. Maya Angelou suggested we can all “Be a Rainbow in Someone Else’s Cloud.”    On Monday, March 21, 2016, at 1pm/EST The Breaking Free Show will celebrate the vibrant color and joy in our lives.  Join us on Monday at:  nissancommunications.com.   Guest Tanya Patxot – “The Truthpreneur” – will join us for the conversation!  In the meantime, enjoy these inspiring words from Maya Angelou:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nYXFletWH4.

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Tom Kelley Headshot 2The Breaking Free Show with Guests:  Michael Michael TaylorTaylor and Tom Kelley (March 14, 2016)

On the next Breaking Free Show (Monday, 3/14/2016) at 1 pm/EST, we’ll introduce you to Michael Taylor (pictured right) and Tom Kelley (pictured left). Both work with men who are on a quest to evolve and achieve their brilliance at their workplaces, in their communities and within their families. Let’s join together for an open, honest and personal look at the joys and discoveries of identifying who you really are and who you really want to be. Find us at: nissancommunications.com.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guests:  Residents of Hope Meadows (March 7, 2016)

Can you imagine a neighborhood community where foster families and seniors live together, helping each other? On the Monday, March 7th Breaking Free Show, we will introduce you to some of the lively, engaging and fascinating residents of Hope Meadows. Hope Meadows is a place where adoptive parents receive the emotional and social support they need to raise their children; foster children gain not just a physical home but a hometown, and older adults benefit from having a community to contribute to and, ideally, to grow old in. Radical experiment? Maybe. Successful beyond their wildest dreams? Just ask our guests! Join us, listen, ask questions and decide for yourself at 1pm/EST. To find us, use this link: nissancommunications.com. See you there!

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Nicole DelacroixThe Breaking Free Show with Guests:  Nicole Delacroix and Eboni Harris  (February 29, 2016)Eboni Harris

What does social media have to do with our sexual expression?   On the Monday, February 29, 2016 Breaking Free Show, we will delve into this fascinating issue of our modern times with Nicole Delacroix (pictured left), author of  Sexual Confessional: Confidential Admissions From Social Media and  Eboni Harris (pictured right), relationship therapist and host of the “Room for Relations: Sex and Relationship” podcast.  This is sure to be a lively, fun and informative conversation that you won’t want to miss!  To find us, use this link at 1pm/EST:  nissancommunications.com.

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ken-mossmanThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Ken Mossman
(February 22, 2016)

What is the ripple-effect when a man has a clear, conscious impact on his world through his work, at home with his family, and in his community?   When the intention is set, how does a man reach these goals?  On the Monday, February 22nd Breaking Free Show, Ken Mossman, a coach who specializes in working with men, will join us to delve into this frequently over-overlooked, often unspoken yet vitally important topic.  Head to The Breaking Free Show at 1PM/EST. Use this link to join to the conversation!  nissancommunications.com.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dr. Eric Morse  (February 15, 2016) 

What cutting-edge knowledge do doctors have about addiction and how can their knowledge help us to break free?  Dr. Eric Morse knows.  As an addiction and sports psychiatrist, Dr. Eric Morse has helped many people recover from opioid addictions and overcome mental illnesses and performance difficulties.  He will join us on the Monday, February 15, 2016 Breaking Free Show to talk about breaking through and beating addiction, transcending obstacles and what it takes to start – and remain – psychologically and spiritually healthy.  Tune in at 1pm/EST at:  nissancommunications.com.

Eve Picker2.8.2016The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Eve Picker  (February 8, 2016)

What do the arts and the tiny house movement have to do with revitalizing a city, helping it return to greatness and beauty?  On our Monday, February 8, 2016 Breaking Free Show, Eve Picker (CEO and Founder, Small Change ) will join us to share her vision about what is required to re-awaken not only a city’s physical buildings and structures but also the spirits, hearts and minds of the people who live in that city.   Bring your stories, questions and join us for what’s sure to be a lively and fascinating discussion about what re-birthing our communities looks and feels like at 1pm/EST.  Tune in at:  nissancommunications.com.

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Gregg Whitt - 2.1.2016 ShowThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Greg Whitt (February 1, 2016)

What does it mean to be connected and how can we break free of our fears, anxieties and uncertainty to get there?  Greg Whitt, our guest on the February 1, 2016 Breaking Free Show, uses a fascinating approach to help countless people from all walks of life grow closer:  group drumming!   Greg, who calls himself a recreational music-maker, is the owner of Drum For Change and firmly believes in the philosophy:  “Good vibes make for good lives!”   So grab a friend and join us for what’s sure to be a loud, lively and fun show!   Find us at 1PM/EST via this link: nissancommunications.com.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Cea Person (January 25, 2016)

On the January 25, 2016 Breaking Free Show, Cea Person will join us as we ask the question: Is resilience born or made? This concept is a defining aspect of Cea’s life. In her best-selling and remarkable biography, North of Normal, she describes her earliest childhood memories and experiences living without modern conveniences as part of her counter-culture family’s decision to live off the land in the Canadian wilderness, only to then make a 180 degree decision to embark into a decades-long modeling career at age thirteen. Join us to share your resilience story or tune in to listen to Cea’s. It’s one that will change how you think about freedom! Find us at 1PM/EST via this link: nissancommunications.com.

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Vikki StarkThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Vikki Stark (January 18, 2016)

How much of a role does being a sister affect the way you love, think, feel and work as an adult? “You’d be shocked!” says Vikki Stark, family therapist, author of the largest study of its kind, My Sister, My Self, and our guest this Monday, January 18, 2016 at 1pm/EST.  Vikki’s is the first book to offer in-depth, firsthand insights into the life-altering impact of sisters’ relationships. This is a show not only for sisters but also the men who love them! Join us for a fascinating glimpse into sisters and the roles, bonds, rivalries and conflicts of sisterhood. Grab your sisters, your sister-friends and tune in at: nissancommunications.com.

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Chris HeivlyThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Chris Heivly (January 4, 2016)

“Entrepreneurship is a team sport,” says Chris Heivly. Chris is a co-founder of MapQuest.com and now a mastermind behind the North Carolina based Startup Factory. A software technology executive with heart and a fast-paced brain geared toward innovation and nurturing budding entrepreneurs, Chris has considerable expertise in business development, investment finance, marketing, operations and sales. He is driven to help and mentor the next generation of business men and women. Is Chris looking for you? Bring your great ideas, dreams and wishes and be sure to tune in with us at nissancommunications.com at 1pm/EST.

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NancyHuslageThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Nancy Huslage (December 14, 2015)

Do you dream in color or black and white?  What do your dreams mean?  Nancy Huslage knows.  Nancy, our guest for the December 14th The Breaking Free Show, is the Principal Dream Expert and owner of Within Your Dreams. She has been teaching people how to use the information contained in their nighttime dreams to enhance their waking lives for 24 years. She is a popular workshop leader and has lead many dream groups over the years. Recently, she has taken her work to a deeper level by working privately with dreamers.  Join us at 1pm/EST via nissancommunications.com.  See you then and in the meantime, sweet dreams!

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Play quoteThe Breaking Free Show with Marilyn Shannon (December 7, 2015)

Let’s find our talent for play. What is that? Let’s have fun together, shall we?  We have some great quotes to share with you.  Please join us!

Bonnie CashwellThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Bonnie Cashwell  (November 30, 2015)

How deeply do you know your own health?  Are you able to interpret what your body is telling you on a daily basis?  Join us on Monday, November 30, 2015 at 1pm/EST as we welcome Bonnie Cashwell, practitioner of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, to The Breaking Free Show for a chat about how we can break free and bridge our understanding between the mysteries and wonders of both western and eastern medicine.  Specializing in disorders of autoimmunity, anxiety and the musculoskeletal system, Bonnie is known for meeting her patients where they are along their healing continuum and guiding them through their healing by achieving their health goals in a teamwork environment. Bring your health and medical questions, your stories as well as your ideas and join us online at: nissancommunications.com.

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mccullough_dennisThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dr. Dennis McCullough (November 23, 2015)

Do you have an aging friend or family member in your life?  Then perhaps you’ve heard of “Slow Medicine,” a plan for caring, and for living well, in the time that an elder has left.  On Monday, November 23rd  we’ll gather to talk about aging, geriatric care and the Slow Medicine movement with guest, Dr. Dennis McCullough.  Dr. McCullough has been an “in-the-trenches” family physician and geriatrician for 30 years.  As a result of his experiences, he wrote the book, “My Mother, Your Mother:  The Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aging Loved Ones.”   In it, he shares his deep knowledge and understanding with readers about the unique physical, social and emotional aspects of this stage of life.  What question(s) do you have about Slow Medicine, geriatric care, or aging for him?  His perspectives will challenge you, inspire you and maybe even change your mind.

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tera photography rachel awes the great green okayness INDIEGOGO PIC LOW RES close upThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Rachel Awes (November 16, 2015)

On Monday, November 16th The Breaking Free Show invites psychologist, author + art playgroundist Rachel Awes back to the show to share love, laughter and her new book, “The Great Green Okayness.”  Get ready to dig in and feel deeply with Marilyn, Rachel and our weekly show audience when we go live at 1pm/EST via nissancommunications.com. We’ll leave you with a few of Rachel’s words:

You are magnificent and mighty. And you are not alone.

You, who grew up with an alcoholic dad, a mom who didn’t protect you, a brother who said mean things, a sister who died, friends who rejected you, a girlfriend who broke your heart, and a house that burned down. You, who didn’t feel smart in school, weren’t chosen in gym class, and weren’t asked out to prom. You, who need to feel a sense of purpose, want love badly, and know you are worth something. Be assured, you are not alone. Some version of these stories course through all our veins. They don’t make you less than – they make you real.

My deep hope is to help you see what I see. Because when you do, it will set you free.

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Howie JacobsonThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dr. Howard “Howie” Jacobson (November 9, 2015)

Dr. Howie joins us again on Monday to talk about nutrition and its connection to how we feel.   He runs PlantYourself.com, a health consulting service that empowers people to go from managing disease to achieving true wellness.  As a researcher, speaker, educator, and coach, Howard helps each client make informed decisions about options and take control of their health destiny.   Howard is contributing author to T. Colin Campbell’s WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, and Dr Garth Davis’s Proteinaholic.  Bring your questions, stories and health issues to the show!  Joins us at nissancommunications.com.

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Hanna Hasl-Kelchner - The No Nonsense Lawyer 700The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Hanna Hasl-Kelchner (November 2, 2015)

You know how it’s embarrassing and humiliating to get blindsided by something you didn’t know, but somehow should have, and then get stuck paying for because it’s too late to fix?  Hanna Hasl Kelchner, founder of the consulting firm Business M.O. LLC and its e-learning division, the Legal Leverage® Academy, has more than 30 years of experience in private, government and in-house practice, an MBA, plus experience running her own business, and teaching at two top tier MBA programs.  She understands what makes the world of business and law tick and she’s going to share how knowing can help you break free. Watch the show in its entirety here:

LBurk.OHS008.medThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dr. Larry Burk (October 26, 2015)

What do holistic radiologists know and what can we learn from them?   Larry Burk, MD, CEHP, did his medical school and residency training at the University of Pittsburgh, and was former associate professor of radiology and director of integrative medicine education at Duke University Medical Center. He is a Certified Energy Health Practitioner, and is also certified in clinical hypnosis and trained in medical acupuncture. Dr. Burk is a former board president of the Rhine Research Center, and is currently president of Healing Imager, P.C., in Durham, N.C., specializing in teleradiology and EFT.  He is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and the author of Let Magic Happen: Adventures in Healing with a Holistic Radiologist. Join us as we delve into the realm of holistic radiology with us and Dr. Burk on Monday, October 26, 2015!

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Bruce OberdardtThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dr. Bruce Oberhardt (October 12, 2015)

What do dragonflies have to do with problem solving and what can they teach us?   Dr. Bruce Oberhardt uses “Dragonfly Thinking” to solve big problems and will tell us how we can use it too on the October 12, 2015 Breaking Free Show! Dr. Bruce Oberhardt is a sought-after biomedical engineer and entrepreneur, known for promoting creative thinking and for successfully spearheading first-of-a-kind technological developments in the fields of cardiovascular disease, blood diseases, and diabetes and helping to solve key problems in technology developments in the cancer field.  (Products based on these technologies are currently saving patients’ lives daily.)  He has founded new companies, such as Cardiovascular Diagnostics, Inc., a successful IPO, and served in management positions for major multinational medical product manufacturers.  During his career, he has tackled and solved many complex biomedical technology and business problems and participated in many successes.  He has positioned himself multiple times at the interface between technology and business, within large companies he worked for as well as in companies he founded, and through development and management consulting for both large and small organizations.  He has seen much of what works and what doesn’t.  However, since he had not seen much written on how to develop superior problem solving skills and specifically to bring them into the complex landscape of a business, especially if there is an entrenched culture, he decided to write about his experiences.  This was a main driver for him to write “Dragonfly Thinking.”

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Howie JacobsonThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dr. Howard “Howie” Jacobson (October 5, 2015)

Do you think what we eat and how we feel are connected?   Howard Jacobson, PhD does.  He runs PlantYourself.com, a health consulting service that empowers people to go from managing disease to achieving true wellness.  As a researcher, speaker, educator, and coach, Howard helps each client make informed decisions about options and take control of their health destiny.   Howard is contributing author to T. Colin Campbell’s WHOLE: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition, and Dr Garth Davis’s Proteinaholic.  Bring your questions, stories and health issues to the show!

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Cold Trap #1The Breaking Free Show with Guests:  The Crew of the Movie, “Cold Trap” (August 24, 2015)

Did you ever wonder how movies get made? Is there drama within the drama? Grab a front row seat (popcorn is optional) this Monday, August 24, 2015 for the LIVE Breaking Free Show at 1 pm/EST. Actors Peter Ferraiolo, Bianca Puorto, Chelsea Lockie (Director) and Benjamin Spirk (Actor/Script Writer) – co-creators of the feature film, “The Cold Trap” – will join us and share their experiences ranging from birthing the movie to creating a successful Indiegogo fundraising campaign to shooting the movie in 19 days! We’ll talk about all things film, facing fear, acting school and what it’s like to come home to the place where your dream first took shape. To watch, listen and chat with us, tune in using this link: nissancommunications.com.  (Photo source:  Elyssa Maxx)

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susankingheadshotThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Susan King (August 3, 2015)

Do you know how powerful you are?  Join us for a lively, freeing and engaging topic as we explore Energy Leadership with Susan King.  Energy Leadership is a framework to help leaders/individuals from all walks of life learn how to develop skills that enable them to live their lives and achieve their goals with more confidence, energy, and inspiration. Susan will join us to share her inspiring message: Everyone is a leader, as we each try to motivate and inspire others, as well as ourselves, to take action.  Leaders are everywhere!  Where do you lead best?  Bring your questions, stories and freeing leadership experiences to share with us at 1 pm/EST. Find us at: nissancommunications.com.

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Andy LankfordThe Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Andy Lankford (July 27, 2015)

Did you ever wonder about the lives of US Park Rangers? On our July 27, 2015 Breaking Free Show, you will have a chance to hear what it’s really like from Andrea “Andy” Lankford! For twelve years, Andrea Lankford lived in the biggest, most impressive national parks in the world, working a job she loved. She chaperoned baby sea turtles on their journey to sea. She pursued bad guys on her galloping patrol horse. She jumped into rescue helicopters bound for the heart of the…Grand Canyon. She won arguments with bears. She slept with a few too many rattlesnakes. In her book, Ranger Confidential, Andrea unveils a world in which she and other park rangers struggled to maintain their idealism in the face of death, disillusionment, and the loss of a comrade killed while holding that thin green line between protecting the park from the people, the people from the park.

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The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dr. Susan Orenstein (6/29/2015)

Dr. Susan Orenstein is the founder of Orenstein Solutions, a group counseling practice located in Cary, NC.  For the past 16 years, Susan has dedicated herself to helping individuals and couples improve their emotional health by fostering healthy, loving relationships.  Susan is the go-to person when it comes to those in distress over relationships.  Dr. Orenstein received her Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University and Doctoral Degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University.  She has pursued advanced training in marital therapy and family mediation, including training in Gottman’s Scientifically-Based Marital Therapy and Stan Tatkin’s PACT Model (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy.)  Susan loves to share information about creating and sustaining healthy relationships.  She often provides outreach in her community, and has been featured in the media with articles in the Washington Post, USA Today, The NY Times and Real Simple Magazine. Susan lives in Chapel Hill with her husband of 26 years, two teen sons, and loving dog, Stella. You can contact her by visiting her website at www.orensteinsolutions.com. Watch the show here:

 The Breaking Free Show with Guest: Michele Mekel (6/22/2015)

Tarot_2485_MComing from a traditional background in law, academics, and health care, Michele Mekel took a deep breath (a number of them, actually) and followed the direction of her heart, intuition, and bliss. In doing so, she made her avocation her vocation by founding Shakti Energetics (www.shakti-energetics.com), an entity dedicated to empowering clients and students through individualized metaphysical pathwork. In this endeavor to aid people make breakthroughs along their unique soul path, Michele combines her conventional expertise in group and one-on-one teaching, coaching, and mentoring with her creative and esoteric gifts, as well as her endless vitality. A Reiki master, Oneness Blessing/Deeksha giver, tarot reader, meditator, and longtime metaphysical practitioner, she also has training in Healing Touch™, shamanism, and numerous other energywork modalities and techniques. Additionally, Michele, ordained through the Universal Life Church, offers clients her years of experience in designing and leading personal and group retreats, ceremonies, rites, and celebrations that honor specific energetic intents and life events. Watch the show here!

The Breaking Free Show with Guest:  Dr.  Bahby Banks (6/15/2015)

3a612c_5ce49171fc6e4d219e400bfcb741ad9e_jpg_srz_p_341_583_75_22_0_50_1_20_0 Are you an entrepreneur?  Our guest on the Monday, June 15, 2015 Breaking Free Show is and she shared her story with us.  Dr. Bahby Banks is a widely sought after motivational speaker and program evaluation consultant residing in Durham, North Carolina.  Her professional experiences have afforded her the opportunity to work on a variety of federal, state and local initiatives, as well as efforts with non-profit organizations in Europe, South America and Africa.  Her contributions include research conducted at the World Health Organization, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Instituto Promundo and prestigious universities in the United States.  Dr. Banks has presented her work at scientific meetings in Mexico and Australia and has also consulted on projects in Argentina and Malawi.  As owner of Pillar Consulting, LLC, Dr. Banks continues to work with non-profit organizations to guide inquiry, build capacity and assess effectiveness of their programs.  Join us for a fascinating glimpse into the life of one entrepreneur who is making her dream happen every day.

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JamieJamie McConochie Joins Us Again on The 4/27/2015 Breaking Free Show

A  power outage is no obstacle for Jamie McConochie! Jamie is committed to coming back to The Breaking Free Show again, this Monday, April 27, 2015, and we are so thrilled. This time we’re going to delve deeper. Jamie, a former Hindu monk and present life and spiritual coach, will be talking with us about spirituality and life. Do you know why he left the monastery?

Lessons from a Former Hindu Monk on the 3/9/2015 Breaking Free Show

Have you ever wondered about the life of a Hindu monk? What do they believe and what do they know that can help us take more freedom steps?  On Monday, 3/9/2015 Marilyn and guest, Jamie McConochie, a former Hindu monk, talked about love, connection, listening, life at a monastery and  what it was like to return from that life. Watch the show in its entirety here:

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