Articles by guest bloggers and interviews with leading experts.

October 2013

Light Express interviews Corry Robertson, Coach and Reiki Master

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:55-04:00 October 10th, 2013|Conscious Business, Guest Blogggers & Interviews, Mind, Body & Spirit|

In this episode of Light Express, Lianne Bridges interviews Corry Robertson, coach and Reiki Master. Corry's approach is unique, blending intuitive and ancient wisdom best practices with tried and true coaching. In this interview, Corry talks about how she takes a truly holistic approach to coaching, by looking at where a person may be blocked energetically to developing practical plans to help them get their lives on the track they desire. You can contact Corry at: corryrobertson@gmail.com The Light Express is designed to help all of us awaken to our full potential and express our light in order to live in purpose and wellbeing.If you have any ideas or suggestions, please write us: Contact@DesigningTransformation.com Co-produced by: Joanna McDonald Soul Food Sessions Designing Transformation Services

Interview with Sharon Cohen, Naturopath

By | 2015-08-19T18:25:57-04:00 October 10th, 2013|Guest Blogggers & Interviews, Mind, Body & Spirit|

In this episode of Light Express, Joanna McDonald interviews Sharon Cohen who specializes in supporting people to balance their hormones, create optimum digestion and listen to the wisdom of their body, mind and spirit. Currently she lectures on balancing hormones, emotional eating and digestive health. Sharon’s passion lies in empowering others to discover and live their infinite potential. In this interview, Joanna and Sharon discuss nourishing yourself, your body, your thoughts and your spirit. Sharon shares her passion in supporting the spirit of women in search of their magnificence. The Light Express is designed to help all of us awaken to our full potential and express our light in order to live in purpose and wellbeing.If you have any ideas or suggestions, please write us: Contact@DesigningTransformation.com Co-produced by: Joanna McDonald Soul Food Sessions Designing Transformation Services

Interview with Joanna McDonald, co-founder of Light Express

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:55-04:00 October 10th, 2013|Conscious Business, Guest Blogggers & Interviews, Living Your Passion|

In this episode of Light Express, Lianne Bridges interviews Joanna McDonald, co-founder of the show. Joanna is a medical intuitive. Joanna blends a variety of modalities to offer profound healing sessions. Combining medical intutition, chakra analysis, past life regression and reflexology, she is able to quickly access personal roadblocks that may be holding you back. In this interview, Joanna shares some of her own path of healing and discusses the various technics she uses to help clients heal themselves – mind, body and spirit. The Light Express is designed to help all of us awaken to our full potential and express our light in order to live in purpose and wellbeing.If you have any ideas or suggestions, please write us: Contact@DesigningTransformation.com Co-produced by: Joanna McDonald Soul Food Sessions Designing Transformation Services  

Interview with Lianne Bridges, co-founder of Light Express

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:55-04:00 October 10th, 2013|Conscious Business, Guest Blogggers & Interviews, Living Your Passion|

In this episode of Light Express, Joanna McDonald interviews Lianne Bridges about her work helping people follow their purpose, with passion and abundance. Lianne shares her personal story of how she started on her path and tips to help others do the same. This show is designed to help all of us awaken to our full potential and express our light in order to live in purpose and wellbeing.If you have any ideas or suggestions, please write us: Contact@DesigningTransformation.com Co-produced by: Joanna McDonald Soul Food Sessions http://joannamcdonald.webs.com Designing Transformation Services https://designingtransformation.com

Introduction to the Program with Joanna McDonald and Lianne Bridges

By | 2015-08-19T18:26:41-04:00 October 10th, 2013|Guest Blogggers & Interviews, Mind, Body & Spirit|

In this first segment, Joanna and Lianne describe what the show is about and what you can expect from future episodes. This show is designed to help all of us awaken to our full potential and express our light in order to live in purpose and wellbeing.If you have any ideas or suggestions, please write us: Contact@DesigningTransformation.com Co-produced by: Joanna McDonald Soul Food Sessions http://joannamcdonald.webs.com Designing Transformation Services https://designingtransformation.com

April 2011

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: A community Comes Full Circle

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:57-04:00 April 17th, 2011|Education, Community and Leadership, Guest Blogggers & Interviews|

By: Judy Nagy No person feels more alone than when they are hit full-force with a sudden crisis: illness, death of a loved one, a divorce, or financial ruin can cause unbearable suffering. A generation or two ago, when families were faced with difficulties, they could turn to the extended family for support. Grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters were often comfortingly close and could provide support for their own. But the world has changed. Families are spread across the globe; not down the street. Communication is digital; not around a kitchen table. Neighbors wave to each other as they head out to work; but they often don’t know each others’ names. We have become busy, fast-paced, independent of our community. But, when a crisis drops a brick wall smack in front of our face, we have no choice but to come to a dead halt. We have no choice but to admit that we need help to climb that wall. Judy will be hosting a workshop at the international Awakening Festival, June 18, 2011: [...]

March 2011

Dread of Silence

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:57-04:00 March 25th, 2011|Guest Blogggers & Interviews, Mind, Body & Spirit|

The Naked Monk by Stephen Schettini Stillness is the master of passion —  Tao Te Ching 26 “You teach meditation? I need to do that. Where can I find out more?” So say many people I meet, though few actually sign up. “I’m going through a busy time at work,” they say; or “that’s hockey night.” I’m sure they’re telling the truth, but I’m also sure they’re avoiding the point. Quiet is intimidating. Some of the time we really are busy: creating, studying, engaging with people; we may work simply because we’re good at it and love surfing that tide of accomplishment. Other times we relax in front of the TV, read, chat or play games. We’re always driven to do something. We occasionally call it passing time, as if we have too much on our hands; as if time will never run out. So who can imagine a greater laziness than sitting around doing absolutely nothing — not even thinking. Calling it laziness is yet another evasion, a way to justify avoiding silence. Blame the Protestant Ethic [...]

The Charter for Compassion

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:57-04:00 March 25th, 2011|Education, Community and Leadership, Guest Blogggers & Interviews|

Musings on Life by Roselle Kovitz If we can shift our thoughts and actions toward kindness, toward compassion, I believe that it can become a habit. Each small gesture—a smile, a kind word, a helping hand—can and often does make a difference. It certainly has for me. I remember the time a friend started calling me every week when I was diagnosed with cancer or another who spontaneously invited me to stay with her family when I was going through a divorce. The kindness of those gestures, and so many others, remains with me years later. Right now, there’s a great opportunity to join with others around the world who are bringing compassion to the center of their lives. The Charter for Compassion, an international movement initiated by author Karen Armstrong, is encouraging individuals, grassroots and national organizations, cities, and countries to make compassion part of the fabric of personal, professional, and civic life. Karen Armstrong is the prolific author of numerous books on religious affairs—including A History of God, The Great Transformation, The Gospel According to Women, A Time to Keep [...]

February 2011

Keeping the loving energy flowing beyond Valentines Day

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:57-04:00 February 14th, 2011|Guest Blogggers & Interviews, Love Will Keep Us Alive|

By Debbie Must Valentines Day is a reminder to us all that we need to honor the loving connection that we have with our spouse. Celebrating this occasion is one sure way of keeping our love and passion alive. For the connection to remain strong all year long, we need to keep our marital flame burning. This may seem a daunting task in these busy times, yet there are couples who manage to do just that. Successful couples equally commit to ensuring that their marriage thrives rather than just survives and together they transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. A glowing example of a strong connection shines in the relationship between my friends John and Nathalie. Together, they lead a program called The Marriage Course. Their efforts help to equip couples with the tools and skills needed to build a strong and healthy marriage that will last a lifetime. Fortunately, they were willing to share their recipe for success with us, a gift that can help each of us deepen the connection to our own spouse. [...]

January 2011

Overcoming Adversity – Survival of the Spirit

By | 2017-07-13T17:43:57-04:00 January 31st, 2011|Crisis, Loss and Renewal, Guest Blogggers & Interviews|

History has proven time and time again that the resilient nature of the human spirit will ultimately triumph when faced with adversity. Although challenges present themselves in a variety of ways, few of us are untouched by adversity. When we find ourselves in difficult times we must refrain from seeing ourselves as the Captain of a sinking ship but rather at the helm of a vessel that is riding a wave. The waters will be calm again for such is the natural ebb and flow of life.