140 Seconds by Pam Atherton – Bill’s Pantry – (Ep 1)

Bill Richmond fought the crowds to hit up the market the other day. When he got home, he realized his pantry was a mess. Here’s how straightening his pantry made us ponder what else we could do during these challenging times.

This 2min and 20 sec video gives us something to ponder while we all stay at home. And even after the protections are lifted…

Produced by Seth Stoltenow
Audio written, voiced and produced by Pam Atherton

Delivering Success: Online (Ep 2)

Seth and I have been washing our hands and working from home, and we now bring you Episode 2 in the Delivering Success Series — to inspire businesses during these challenging times.

Is your business online-available? This 2min and 20 sec video talks about why it should be and how, and features our favorite fast food place – Taco Box! If you own a small business or home-based business – here’s something to ponder…

Delivering Success: Delivery (Ep 1)

Many business owners are biting their nails, wondering how long this social-distancing will last and what will happen next.

I’ve started a series called Delivering Success that gives snippets of things for businesses to consider as we all hunker down together. Just like the 140 Seconds videos, these will be 2 min 20 seconds as well, and are produced by Seth Stoltenow.

Just a little something to ponder. And give you some hope. Hard times give us a chance to reconsider things and use our creativity.

You know more than you think.

Life is Good Co-Founder Bert Jacobs on Optimism and Thriving


Feel good by realizing Life IS Good!
Hear what drives Co-founder Bert Jacobs
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nd how the company thrives

You may not know the names Bert and John Jacobs but you’ve certainly seen their T-shirts everywhere. Co-founders of the Life is Good company, theirs is a story of amazing growth from selling shirts out of a van to a $100 million dollar enterprise – which coincidentally was the name of their van.

The basis of their business? Optimism! Here are entrepreneurs that not only don’t advertise because word-of-mouth recommendations keep the sales increasing, but Bert actually operates WITHOUT email. And find out what’s prompted them to donate 10% of their profits to children’s endeavors.

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About Bert:

In 1989, Bert and John Jacobs designed their first tee shirt. They knew nothing about the business.

For five years, the brothers hawked tee shirts in the streets of Boston and traveled the East Coast, selling door-to-door in college dormitories.

They collected some good stories, but were not very prosperous. They lived on peanut butter and jelly, slept in their van, and showered when they could.

Chicks were not impressed.

By the Fall of 1994, heading home from a long, less-than-fruitful road trip, Bert and John were desperately searching for answers to keep the dream alive. Little did they know, the only answer they needed was back in Boston, hanging up on their apartment wall – Jake.

Jake’s contagious grin, simple as it was, seemed to express everything the Jacobs brothers believed in.

One fateful September day, they printed up 48 Jake shirts for a local street fair in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They laid the shirts out on their rickety card table. By noontime, all 48 of those tees were gone. A star was born.

Soon Jake was introduced to local retailers, and his simple message of optimism was embraced like nothing the brothers had ever seen. As demand for product soared, Jake’s team grew, and the Little Brand That Could began to spread across America.

Today, the New England based brand stays close to its roots, with an emphasis on simplicity, humor and humility. Through Life is good Festivals, positive products, and a steady dose of ping pong, Jake’s crew does its best to keep the good vibes flowing.

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Actor Michael O’Neill on Council of Dads and Acting

Michael O’Neill is one of the most consistently GOOD actors you will see. His portrayal of Gary Clark in the season 6 finale of Grey’s Anatomy was a masterpiece. He became a show favorite in West Wing. He had an important part in Scandal’s final season. He plays gave a heartbreaking portrayal of a chaplain in the Sundance award-winning film Clemency. Now he is in what is predicted to be a major hit – Council of Dads.

We talk with Michael about the new show, where he plays AA sponsor Larry, and why he loves the part so much. We also chat about the award-winning film Clemency, how it personally affected him, and how wonderful Aldis Hodge was in it. And how that role on Grey’s Anatomy changed him personally

Plus, how Michael felt about Sons of Anarchy and Sea Biscuit, and what he appreciated about Al Pacino. You will love this guy… I promise!

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About Michael:

Renowned actor Michael O’Neill will soon be seen as “Larry Mills” in the highly anticipated new NBC drama series, COUNCIL OF DADS premiering March 24th. His current roles are as “Chaplain Kendricks” in the critically acclaimed feature film, CLEMENCY, which won the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and “Senator Mitchell Chapin” in Season 2 of TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN on Amazon. Other recent appearances for O’Neill include the series’ THE ROMANOFFS, THE RESIDENT, 11.22.63, SHOOTER, S.W.A.T. and a five episode arc in the final season of SCANDAL. Previous television credits include his four season role on the award winning Sundance TV series, RECTIFY, the CBS series, EXTANT with Halle Berry and A&E’s BATES MOTEL. O’Neill’s memorable TV roles include GREY’S ANATOMY and fan favorite “Special Agent Ron Butterfield” on THE WEST WING, as well as NECESSARY ROUGHNESS, VEGAS, THE GRIM SLEEPER, NCIS, SONS OF ANARCHY and THE UNIT. In feature films, O’Neill played FDA Agent “Richard Barkley” in the award winning DALLAS BUYERS CLUB and his vast credits include J. EDGAR, GREEN ZONE, TRANSFORMERS, SECONDHAND LIONS, TRAFFIC, SEA OF LOVE and SEABISCUIT. O’Neill also recently completed two feature films, THE STAND AT PAXTON COUNTY and INDIVISIBLE.

A native of Alabama, O’Neill has a degree in Economics from Auburn University and will be the Winter 2019 Commencement Speaker.  He was also the 2018 commencement speaker at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. He began his acting career under the mentorship of Will Geer, and his daughter Ellen, at the Theatricum Botanicum in Los Angeles. He is married to Mary O’Keefe O’Neill and they have three wonderful daughters, Ella, Annie and Molly.  O’Neill has served on the Board of the Hollywood Branch of the Screen Actors Guild and has often participated in the SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s BookPALS program, reading to elementary school children.   He has also been involved in Teach for America, Habitat for Humanity, and Focus on Recovery in Birmingham.

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The Transformative Power of Female Connection with Anne Devereux-Mills


Have you ever wondered how you could make a bigger impact in the world, but you weren’t sure how to start? CEO, entrepreneur, documentary film executive   and author Anne Devereux-Mills has some ideas for us! The founder of Parlay House, Anne shares why the Parlay Effect (also the name of her book) can help us make connections and change the world.

She also shares how we can make those painful transitions in life a little easier, what to do about our fear of not being perfect, and how small things can make a big difference. Plus, she’ll also tell us how to start our OWN Parlay House!

Listen to the chat with Pam and Anne by clicking the player below

Anne Devereux-Mills is the accomplished CEO, entrepreneur and documentary film executive behind Parlay House, a salon-style series of gatherings she founded in 2012. Parlay House is committed to sparking authentic conversations and building meaningful, supportive relationships across a diverse range of women. It currently has over 5,000 participants and operates in seven cities across the U.S. and Europe.

Devereux-Mills is also a dedicated mentor for SHE-CAN, an organization supporting and grooming the next generation of female world leaders coming from post-genocide countries. She was a key member of the team that helped pass California’s Proposition 36, which brought fair sentencing to thousands of non-violent inmates as part of California’s Three Strikes reform. Following that victory, she was the Executive Director for the Emmy-nominated

Anne Devereux-Mills

documentary film entitled, The Return and is currently Executive Directing two additional films, Mississippi Red and The Green Dress. Devereux-Mills supported Stanford University by serving as the Executive Director of Healthy Body Image Programs. Her philanthropic work has been recognized by a range of organizations including SHE-CAN, Advertising Women of New York, The All-Stars Foundation, Project Kesher and Worldwide Women.

Prior to her philanthropic ventures, Anne served in leadership roles at BBDO, LLNS and TBWA/WorldHealth, Consumer Healthworks, a division of Merkley and Partners, as well as Harrison & Star. Anne also helped launch the iHUG Foundation, a not-for-profit school in Uganda supporting some of that nation’s most needy children.

For more about Anne Devereux-Mills, visit her website here.
Learn more The Parlay Effect here: TheParlayEffect.com
Learn more about Parlay House here: ParlayHouse.com
Follow Anne on twitter @annedevmills 
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To get Anne’s book The Parlay Effect on Amazon, click here

Gaia Exec Producer Melissa Tittl Talks Unearthing Nazca Documentary

Are we the only beings in the universe?  You know you’ve thought about it. For decades the American public has postulated that beings from other planets or galaxies have come to earth and lived among us.

Unearthing Nazca: The Complete Story, is a new documentary produced by Gaia that just premiered on their site. It’s about controversial mummies that were found in Peru and covers the latest findings – and controversies  —  and what the experts are saying.  Could these be beings from another planet?

Our guest, Melissa Tittl, is the executive producer of the documentary, and the Director of Original Content for Gaia. We’ll ask her about how these mummies were found, what medical and forensic experts are saying about them, and if they could be a hoax.

Plus – are there more mummies out there? Why is the Peruvian government hindering their investigation, and what we can expect from Gaia in the future.

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About Melissa:  For more than a decade, Melissa has been developing and producing motion pictures and television. Her particular expertise is to create narrative stories around non-fiction subjects. Truth is stranger than fiction.

Melissa is an investigative journalist in the government conspiracy realm and science fields. She produces and writes TV shows for several major networks.

In addition to her production work she also writes graphic novels, screenplays and has become a consultant for new film makers in the investigative government conspiracy space.

Following the viral success of last year’s short-form original series Unearthing Nazca, Melissa produced an original documentary on the latest findings and controversy surrounding the discovery of several ancient and anomalous mummies in Nazca, Peru. Unearthing Nazca: The Complete Story premiered on Gaia.com October 7. See the trailer here.

A Gaia original production, Unearthing Nazca: The Complete Story documents the culmination of years of analysis, patience, and persistence by an international team of professionals attempting to signal to the scientific community what could be one of the most important discoveries in human history.

Curious viewers can watch the full story as we know it today, including the latest scientific findings and CT scans of the mummies, behind-the-scenes politics and efforts to shut down a global investigation into the original of these beings, and never-before-seen footage of the location where the mummies were discovered.

For more on Unearthing Nazca: Click Here
Find out more about Gaia here: www.Gaia.com
Keep up with their twitter here: @YourMotherGaia

Author Molly Knight Raskin: The Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, 9/11 Victim, and Co-Founder of Akamai Technologies

Most people don’t know that Danny Lewin was likely the first victim to be lost in the 9/11 attacks. By the same token, most people are unaware that Danny was also one of the people who turned the “World Wide Wait” into the speedy internet we know today, as co-founder of Akamai Technologies, a company that used algorithms to put the zip into the speed needed online.

Amazingly, this is only the tip of the iceberg in Danny’s remarkable, short life. Molly Knight Raskin, author of “No Better Time: The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, The Genius Who Transformed The Internet,” tells a compelling story of an amazing man who accomplished great things during his abbreviated life.

This is a biography that you will truly not want to miss.

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For more about Molly Knight Raskin, visit her website here.
Follow Molly on twitter @MollyRaskin
To get Molly’s book No Better Time on Amazon, click here

Dr. Jonah Berger and Invisible Influence

So you think you have a mind of your own? That no one influences your choices? Dr. Jonah Berger, marketing professor at Wharton and author of the new book Invisible influence, says whether we realize it or not, the actions and behaviors of people around us affect us and OUR behaviors more than we know!

We’ll learn how we’re affected by others, how losing can actually lead to winning, and why being different is good – but not TOO different! We’ll also find out what cockroaches can teach us about how we behave! Jonah shares some things that may change how we act!

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Jonah Berger is a marketing professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and bestselling author of Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior.

Dr. Berger has spent over 15 years studying how social influence works and how it drives products and ideas to catch on.  He’s published dozens of articles in top-tier academic journals, consulted for a variety of Fortune 500 companies, and popular outlets like the New York Times and Harvard Business Review often cover his work.

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ollow Jonah on Twitter: Click here
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Sacred Power- Author and Speaker Caroline Myss

Sacred Power- Author and Speaker Caroline Myss teaches us about our own Sacred Power and how to enhance our lives

When it comes to human consciousness, spirituality, and the science of medical intuition, there is no one more recognizable and respected than Caroline Myss. We talk about her new series on the Gaia network – Sacred Power: Mastering the Nature of Your Soul, and her live event at the GaiaSphere theater in Boulder, CO August 16-18.

Caroline explains how we all are intuitive, how we have to be careful about giving away our power to others, and how everything we do affects others. She also shares how to find trust, why we need to walk our talk, and how we have to tip the world towards compassion and empathy and not towards violence and evil by beating evil at its own game.

We talk about how this is the most pivotal time in history, how we can’t look to the past for answers, and how evil is so very addicting.

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Caroline Myss is a five-time New York Times bestselling author and internationally renowned speaker in the fields of human consciousness, spirituality and mysticism, health, energy medicine, and the science of medical intuition. Caroline established her own educational institute in 2003, CMED (Caroline Myss Education), which offers a diverse array of programs devoted to personal development and draws students from all over the world. In addition to hosting a weekly radio show on the Hay House network, Caroline maintains a rigorous international workshop and lecture schedule.

Caroline developed the field of Energy Anatomy, a science that correlates specific emotional/psychological/physical/spiritual stress patterns with diseases. Her research proved so accurate that it became the subject matter of a book co-written by Caroline and Norm: THE CREATION OF HEALTH.

In 1996, Caroline released ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT, a New York Times bestseller that has been published in 28 languages and has sold over 1.5 million copies.

Caroline followed with two more New York Times bestsellers, INVISIBLE ACTS OF POWER in 2004 and ENTERING THE CASTLE in 2007. Caroline’s latest book, DEFY GRAVITY, was released in October 2009, a book exploring the mystical phenomenon of healing that transcends reason.

In addition to her written work, Caroline has produced more than eighty audio/visual products on subjects that include healing, spirituality, personal development, and the study of archetypes.

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