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Better To... Podcast with D. M. Needom

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The Better To Podcast is a place where I ask a guest about a moment or event in their life. We then dissect whether it was Better To have done something or if they regret their choice. It’s a podcast where we have a genuine conversation about reflection and the life lessons we learn while going on this incredible journey of life.

The Better To Podcast is a place where I ask a guest about a moment or event in their life. We then dissect whether it was Better To have done something or if they regret their choice. It’s a podcast where we have a genuine conversation about reflection and the life lessons we learn while going on this incredible journey of life.

Location:

United States

Description:

The Better To Podcast is a place where I ask a guest about a moment or event in their life. We then dissect whether it was Better To have done something or if they regret their choice. It’s a podcast where we have a genuine conversation about reflection and the life lessons we learn while going on this incredible journey of life.

Language:

English

Contact:

630.408.2089


Episodes

The Resurrector - Moshe Mikanovsky

7/8/2022
Moshe and I discuss how he broke from his traditional faith to lead a different and more fulfilling life. ******* Moshe Mikanovsky, author of The Resurrector. I come from a Jewish orthodox background in Israel, and I live these days in Canada, where I became unorthodox in my late 30s (about 14 years ago). My book, The Resurrector, also deals with this theme, where one of the main characters has gone through a very similar change in his life. But the book has deeper themes that can appeal...

Duration:00:56:17

Dream Method - Peter Paul Parker

7/1/2022
Peter's back and talks about his dream method, pyramid power, being a musician, and his Dream Method Program. ****** Peter is a meditation coach, Ki Gong instructor, Sound Healer, and musician. He was a professional musician for about ten years, but the money was drying up as the opportunities started to disappear because of the changing face of the music industry. He then went on to become a Ki Gong instructor and a meditation coach. This was a hard decision and made him realize why he...

Duration:01:26:44

I'm With the Band - Rich Zei

6/17/2022
Rich is a familiar name on the podcast for the last season and a half when he took over the sound and production of the show. Today, we dive deep into how Rich found his way into being a sound engineer as well as talk about some Chicago history. He was there when the Disco Demolition took place. If interested in working with Rich you can drop him a line at rich.zei@thirdearaudio.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thirdearaudioproductions ***** If you would like to contact the show...

Duration:01:39:20

Life Shame and Success - Sarah Martucci

6/10/2022
Sarah and I talk about life, shame, and what success looks like. ********* Sarah's Bio: From a very young age, I have been blessed with the gift and ability to help people from all walks of life find clarity and peace. Through customized readings, I have helped men, women, mothers, friends, and many others find closure with loved ones that have passed on, and answers to questions so they can find purpose and live their truth. You can find Sarah's Weekly Readings and her series Make-Up &...

Duration:01:04:09

Capitalism Killed the Middle Class - Dan McCrory

6/3/2022
Dan and I discuss unions and how he thinks that they will make a comeback. ********* I published a book called Capitalism Killed the Middle Class: 25 Ways the System is Rigged Against You about my 37 years at AT&T. It also has some history and covers issues like the gig economy, universal basic income, the green new deal, Black Lives Matter, our criminal injustice system and more. Dan also has written a novel that is sparse and raw. It is the story of Charlie Wise, asshole. He has cheated...

Duration:01:07:49

CryBaby Cryer - Cheryl Cryer

5/27/2022
Cheryl and I talk about her passion for Roller Derby as well as her CBD business, CryBaby Wellness. ******** Before Cheryl "CryBaby" Cryer started her companies, CryBaby Wellness and Fat Sam's for Pets, she found a loved for Roller Derby. While she found passion and love for the sport she also met the man she would marry. As health issues started to arise she started to look for alternatives to restore her health. This journey ultimately led her to form her business CryBaby Wellness....

Duration:01:08:17

DRAGON FIRE - Dr. B

5/20/2022
Dr. B sits down to talk about his forthcoming DRAGON FIRE THE VISUAL ALBUM due out in 2023. ********* Formerly known as Tha Madd Scientist, Dr. B began his deejay career as a turntablist. After much success in Montreal, Dr. B decided to pursue music full-time and move to New York City. In early 2003, Dr. B began to work with super producers Cool & Dre, Tony Touch, Boogie Blind (USA Champion), Swizz Beatz, and reggae sensation Elephant Man. Although he has found success in Hip Hop, his true...

Duration:01:04:50

The Blind Blogger - Maxwell Ivey

5/13/2022
Maxwell tells us about his experience of growing up in the carnival and how he has dealt with his blindness. ***** Max is a blind gentleman who grew up in a family of carnival owners. All he ever wanted to do was to continue in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps and be part of the family business. As you can tell by reading this, that isn’t where he ended up. He did help in the business over the years, but couldn’t sustain it after the early death of his father. He then turned to...

Duration:01:10:36

Living in the Gray - Kari Schwear

5/9/2022
Kari talks to us about she thought she had the perfect life, but in all honesty she felt like she was dying on the inside. A meeting with a life coach sent her on a different path and she learned about living in the Gray. ****** I'm a Gray Area Drinking Expert, Executive Coach, Speaker, and Author that helps high performers move out of the gray areas in their lives so they can establish healthier boundaries. I created GrayTonic, (main business), and the Question the Drink & Try Dry for 30...

Duration:00:56:47

Let's Talk About Death and the Other Side - Heather Kalea

5/6/2022
Kalea talks to me about her multiple near-death experiences and what she has learned through them. If you ever wondered what was on the other side, here is your chance to find out. ******* Intuitive Life Coach, Reiki Master, TimeLine Regression Specialist, a Master NLP Practitioner. Licensed Hypnotist. Specializing in behavior modification i.e. Addictions, Weight Loss Strategies, and more. My focus is on success and life coaching, healing should come from the inside out. I am a proud...

Duration:01:20:02

Fem Dom - Miss Jewels

5/2/2022
The last time, Jewels was here we talked about her book, Making of a Woman. This time we talk about her life as a Fem Dom and sex. ******** My name is Jewels. I’m a woman who has lived two lives in one lifetime. The first part was a life of childhood abuse and trauma which grew into the full-blown disease of alcoholism. My life was out of control and I was circling the drain. The second part is life today and how I urgently worked through my past and now have a wonderful life as a...

Duration:01:26:56

Crying on Holidays - Kingsley

4/28/2022
The Chicago native, who currently resides in Portland, talks about her move to London. We also talk about her music-inspired lipstick line for the Event Cosmetics line and the most important thing, her music. We discuss the recording of her live album as well as how she has been practicing her Grammy acceptance speech since she was a kid. ******* Kingsley’s unique and unforgettable voice will warm you up and melt you down. Her presence is captivating and overwhelming, she sings only on her...

Duration:00:57:41

Stolen Truth - Henya Drescher

4/25/2022
Henya and I talk about toxic mother-daughter relationships and more. ******* Henya Drescher comes from a rich cultural background. She was born in France to Polish parents, raised in Israel, and came to America at an early age. Writing novels was always her wish, and now, with STOLEN TRUTH, it has become a reality. She has numerous short stories published in magazines and she is a regular contributor to Medium.com. When not absorbed in writing her third novel and spending too much time on...

Duration:01:41:52

Raised as a Lie - Dr. Naeema Olatunji

4/22/2022
Dr. Naeema Olatunji and I discuss her book Raised as a Lie and talk about how we tell ourselves lies sometimes just to survive. ********* Dr. Naeema is an entrepreneur, chiropractor, and now author! She's publishing a book called Raised As A Lie which explores her story of growing up amidst deceit, denial, and racism. I think your audience would really enjoy hearing her story of discovering her heritage and how it led her to her current work serving as a chiropractor and women's health and...

Duration:01:06:19

That Moment I Knew All Was Not Lost - Kevin Palmieri

4/20/2022
Kevin tells about his darkest moments and how he turned his life around. ******** If you feel like you need help reach out to National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish. 800-273-8255 ********** HOST AND PODCAST COACH I remember opening my final pay stub of the year… Did I accomplish my goal to 6 figures? I did! But nothing changed. I was laying in bed that night and I had this thought, “Your car doesn’t matter, your house doesn’t...

Duration:01:07:43

Giving Up On a Dream - Connard Hogan

4/18/2022
Connard talks about how his dream of being an astronaut took a detour that lead him to being in the Vietnam War, before giving him an unexpected life journey. ******* A native of Kentucky, I grew up facing family abuse, alcoholism, and dysfunction. A Vietnam veteran, I faced the possibility of death on a daily basis... For 25 years as a Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, I focused on the treatment of drug/alcohol and major psychiatric disorders. My memoir, Once Upon a Kentucky Farm:...

Duration:01:04:02

Musician to Healer - Peter Paul Parker

4/15/2022
Peter tells me about his journey as a musician and how he made a transformation into a meditation coach, Ki Gong instructor, and Sound healer. ****** Peter is a meditation coach, Ki Gong instructor, Sound healer and musician. He was a professional musician for about ten years, but the money was drying up as the opportunities started to disappear because of the changing face of the music industry. He then went on to become a Ki Gong instructor and a meditation coach. This was a hard...

Duration:01:31:04

False Promises that lead to a Change - Donovon Jensen

4/11/2022
Donovon tells us about coding and depression. He also tells us about a leap of faith he took after his boss kept promising a promotion that was never coming. ******** I’m a Utah native who has long been interested in human development and health. I double-majored in psychology and health policy, graduating Magna Cum Laude through the Honors College at the University of Utah. I’m an entrepreneur who has been involved in several projects, mainly focusing on music and poetry. In my free time,...

Duration:00:57:30

Beautiful Meltdown - Merchant

4/8/2022
Merchant is back to take us on the journey of his music and his album, Beautiful Meltdown. ******** Beautiful Meltdown is the debut album from Merchant (Nate Merchant). Produced with legendary bassist of Duran Duran, JohnTaylor, Beautiful Meltdown is a fresh collection of 12 bright, propulsive, and, surprisingly, deeply personal tunes. Shimmering synthesizers, soaring choruses, earnest vocals, and rolling bass lines reveal Merchant’s affection for 80’s new wave but don’t let the vibrant...

Duration:01:13:43

Unstoppable Overcomer - Dorothy Graham - O'Dell

4/4/2022
Dorothy and I talk about her book Overcomer as well as the things that lead her to write the book. We also talk about the differences between life in Canada and the Us during lock-down as well as being a step-parent and many other things. ********** Dorothy Graham - O'Dell, author of the book the Overcomer. I shared my story of how I have overcome being bullied in school, having low self-esteem and self-worth, overcoming abusive relationships, and family tragedy. I spend many years living...

Duration:01:12:18