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Rise ‘n Shine! Not Just for Mornings Anymore.

Health & Wellness Podcasts

Our program helps create a world that works for everyone by focusing on how to rise and shine as individuals each day. We strive to remember that there are no small acts, and all choices have ripple effects. To create lasting happiness, healthy families and a thriving planet, we must challenge pre-conceived thoughts, beliefs and habits, while cultivating deeper gratitude. Throughout the show, we talk with authors, musicians and innovators. Some guests may remind you of things that you already know but appreciate hearing again. Others may stretch the limits of what you now consider reality, presenting the opportunity for growth and transformation. All our guests have one thing in common though: like us, they are actively engaged in helping make the world a better place in their own unique ways. They’re taking risks, rising above the past, and shining their most authentic light to help create a world where even our grandchildren’s children can thrive.

Our program helps create a world that works for everyone by focusing on how to rise and shine as individuals each day. We strive to remember that there are no small acts, and all choices have ripple effects. To create lasting happiness, healthy families and a thriving planet, we must challenge pre-conceived thoughts, beliefs and habits, while cultivating deeper gratitude. Throughout the show, we talk with authors, musicians and innovators. Some guests may remind you of things that you already know but appreciate hearing again. Others may stretch the limits of what you now consider reality, presenting the opportunity for growth and transformation. All our guests have one thing in common though: like us, they are actively engaged in helping make the world a better place in their own unique ways. They’re taking risks, rising above the past, and shining their most authentic light to help create a world where even our grandchildren’s children can thrive.

Location:

United States

Description:

Our program helps create a world that works for everyone by focusing on how to rise and shine as individuals each day. We strive to remember that there are no small acts, and all choices have ripple effects. To create lasting happiness, healthy families and a thriving planet, we must challenge pre-conceived thoughts, beliefs and habits, while cultivating deeper gratitude. Throughout the show, we talk with authors, musicians and innovators. Some guests may remind you of things that you already know but appreciate hearing again. Others may stretch the limits of what you now consider reality, presenting the opportunity for growth and transformation. All our guests have one thing in common though: like us, they are actively engaged in helping make the world a better place in their own unique ways. They’re taking risks, rising above the past, and shining their most authentic light to help create a world where even our grandchildren’s children can thrive.

Language:

English


Episodes

Recovering from Anxiety & Identity Crisis

6/22/2021
Struggling with PTSD, anxiety, trauma and grief took today’s guest on a journey of self-discovery, healing, and transformation. Thomas Wurm went from fulfilling family expectations, to wondering who he really is, to helping others reconnect with their heart and soul. In this episode, he shares what woke him up, how he changed his life, and the tools and techniques he’s using to today to make a powerful difference in the lives of others.

Duration:00:51:21

Life Secrets From The World’s #1 Bucket List Guy

6/15/2021
DISCLAIMER: This episode contains mild use of language that may not be suited for all family members. Trav is funny, insightful, and a straight shooter when it comes to the realities of life. In this interview, he shares how his battle with depression lead him to become known as “the bucket list guy” and has turned into a mission that’s changing lives all over the world. As he explains it, a bucket list isn’t just about checking things off, it’s “about the person that exists on the other...

Duration:00:54:22

Understanding Life’s Purpose: Advice From a Certified Psychic

6/8/2021
Talking with Corbie was fun, hilarious, and insightful. The time went way too fast! We found out she does between 1,000 and 1,200 readings per year and has for decades! She was also gracious enough to give us a reading before we started the show. We talked about being psychic, how to tell if you’re talking to a real psychic if you’re getting a reading done, what your guides and angels will – and will not – say or do, and some incredibly insightful advice around living a really meaningful...

Duration:00:54:31

Encore Embracing Your Weirdness: Using Radical Authenticity for Success

6/1/2021
From a young age we’re taught to conform, fit into a box, and meet others’ expectations. Believing that success can only come from following specific formulas creates unnecessary and daunting pressure for youth and millennials today that diverts their focus away from their unique, natural strengths and gifts. Radical authenticity is a powerful model that allows us to live fulfilled lives, bring our unique value to the world, and stand out in a world that coerces us to conform. Living...

Duration:00:53:30

Early Childhood Brain Development

5/25/2021
We’re so grateful to welcome back Deborah McNelis this week. She shares with us additional insights into early brain development that parents and grandparents can use to help the children in their lives to de-stress, increase confidence, and build resilience from infancy on. The great news is that no matter how young or old you are, it’s never too late. Understanding what the brain needs so that it’s not too over-stimulated nor to under-stimulated, is vital to be healthy, happy human. So...

Duration:00:54:22

The Only Modern Day Parenting Manual You’ll Ever Need

5/18/2021
Kids today are facing unprecedented levels of stress and uncertainty, but what can parents do? Dr. Michele Borba has done the research, including studies as well as conversations with today’s youth, to unlock the secret to raising healthy, happy kids who can handle the world they’ve been given. In today’s episode, Dr. Borba shares why the smartest kids are dropping out of college during their first year more than ever before, the seven skills kids today need to thrive, and simple, effective...

Duration:00:54:01

Proof Love is Alive in America

5/11/2021
What is love? In an attempt to understand what love is in America, Scotte and Toni Burns set out on their motorcycles to ask people across the nation what they thought. What they discovered has reshaped their lives, their relationship, and their understanding of what it means to live in America. Join us as we hear about this incredible journey, both the physical aspects of traveling hundreds of thousands of miles, as well as the emotional and spiritual aspects of learning, growing, and...

Duration:00:53:46

Exploring the Nature of Reality, Part 2 of 2

5/4/2021
Many have heard of “the age of Aquarius” but what is it? Where does it come from? And what does it mean for humanity? In this episode, we welcome back Stephen Hawley Martin to continue our conversation about the nature of reality, as well as explore the single most important question humanity will have to answer that will shape life on this planet for generations to come. We also touch on UFOs, the validity of past lives, The Ra Material, and more! To learn more or find out how you can be a...

Duration:00:54:10

Exploring the Nature of Reality, Part 1 of 2

4/27/2021
What is the nature of reality? What is consciousness? Is today’s science catching up with ancient wisdom? These are just some of the questions we explore in today’s episode with Stephen Hawley Martin, and man who’s been exploring what science can’t explain for over 50 years. If there isn’t at least one thought, idea or concept in this episode that stretches what you think about how the world works, we’ll be surprised! To learn more or find out how you can be a guest, visit...

Duration:00:52:23

Rising ‘n Shining for a Year! The Anniversary Show.

4/20/2021
We’ve been hosting “Rise ‘n Shine!” for a full year now! And what an adventure it’s been for us, both on the air and in our personal lives. In this episode, we interview each other about who we were when this show launched, who we’ve become, and who look forward to being moving forward. You’ll hear about Lori Anne’s re-discovered gift and how she’s now using it to serve others, what it was like for Mark to meet the boy who’d bullied him in elementary school after the decades that have...

Duration:00:54:58

How to Avoid Repeating History: Understand It.

4/13/2021
There are aspects of America’s history that haven’t always made it into the history books. In this episode, Toby Asai Loftus returns, this time to share the real history of Japanese-American Incarceration during World War II. His mother, Mitzi Asai Loftus, was in the 4th grade when her family was removed. Toby has grown up hearing the family stories and has often given talks with his mother to children and adults to share the real-life experiences and ripple effects of the racism that took...

Duration:00:54:42

The Alignment Quotient, Part 2 of 2

4/6/2021
Christopher is back to dive even deeper into The Alignment Quotient. In this episode he shares how one WWII German pilot’s decision to stay in alignment has had ripple effects that made a difference for him personally, what science is saying about consciousness, and how creating a SPICY purpose can help ensure greater health and happiness well into our later years. Christopher also shares more about his course, and is graciously giving our listeners a very special 25% discount here:...

Duration:00:54:32

The Alignment Quotient, Part 1 of 2

3/30/2021
It’s time to flip the script we’ve been living by. The one we’ve been taught has been undermining the happy, fulfilling life we crave – and we didn’t even know it! In this episode, we begin our conversation with Christopher Ancona around what alignment and consciousness really are, and how we can take ownership of our self-worth, dignity, and identity regardless of circumstances. It’s powerful, fun, and explores the topic through music, language, science, choice and more!(For those who are...

Duration:00:54:06

Making Science Fun for Kids AND Parents

3/23/2021
Are you a parent that’s been launched into homeschooling without much preparation? Or maybe your kids aren’t in school yet, but you want to create a fun, learning environment for them. Or maybe, you’re looking for a few weekend activities to do together. Whatever the case may be, Stephanie Ryan is a parent, scientist and teacher who’s got some super cool, simple activities and ideas she’s sharing today! Oh, and Mark breaks into song rather randomly as well… maybe it’s a tune you remember...

Duration:00:54:16

Family Travel Planning for Spring Break & Summer

3/16/2021
With Spring Break right around the corner, and summer on everyone’s minds, we decided to connect with two mindfulness leaders about how to make travel plans that are both fun and safe for the whole family. In this episode we learn about the T.R.I.P. philosophy and hear solutions that can bring out the best in any situation – even when the unexpected might happen. If you’re itching to travel after a year of lockdowns, this episode is for you! To learn more or find out how you can be a guest,...

Duration:00:53:38

Creating Connection Through Online Karaoke

3/9/2021
When shutdowns began, musicians were cut off from their audiences, so they began to get creative in new ways. For our guest today, that meant combining his tech background with his love of music to bring his friends together for online karaoke parties. Toby Loftus shares how he resolved common audio issues to create a fun, safe space for lasting friendships that bridge great distances. We also dive into world travel, the power of music, and so much more! If you’ve been missing karaoke night...

Duration:00:53:51

13 Year Old Award Winning Singer-Songwriter

3/2/2021
In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re highlighting a very special young woman. Meet award-winning singer-songwriter Bolu Adefemi. This 13 year old is already making an impact, locally and globally, reaching a world-wide audience and helping create a world that works for all. She shares her amazing wisdom, as well as her dreams and aspirations for the future. Her mother, Sibu, joins us as well to provide a parent’s perspective on raising kids in a way that brings out their very best....

Duration:00:55:00

Could Blockchain and Crypto Be the End of Corruption?

2/23/2021
What is blockchain? What is crypto currency? How are the inter-related and changing the world? In this episode, we talk with a Penn State professor and emerging technologies researcher to unlock the mysteries behind one of the greatest advancements in human history, and what it means to our day-to-day lives. It’s a fascinating, fun, and mind-blowing conversation as we explore the possibilities and find out what’s already in the works behind-the-scenes today! To learn more or find out how you...

Duration:01:00:00

The Heart Lady: An Artist On A Mission

2/16/2021
It’s hard to wrap our minds around the number of people who have passed due to the pandemic so far, not to mention the impact those losses have had on family, friends and communities around the world who are mourning. But one woman is using art to transform loss into love and beauty, creating a growing memorial that’s spilling out of her home to become a center-piece in history. In this episode, we get to meet the artist, hear what inspires her, what keeps her going, and how she’s changing...

Duration:00:53:18

From Foster Kid to Olympian – and Beyond.

2/9/2021
The foster care system can be both a blessing and a challenge for many children across the country. Olympic athlete, Steven Benedict shares his personal story of why he was placed in foster care as a young child, what he’s doing today to help kids who lack the stability they need, and how he’s addressing the gaps in the foster care system at the congressional level to help create a world that works better for today’s youth. To learn more or find out how you can be a guest, visit...

Duration:00:55:29