|Marshall Ulrich - Author, RUNNING ON EMPTY|
Three-thousand sixty-three miles in 52 days at age 57, running from San Francisco to New York City, one of Marshall Ulrich's extreme accomplishments. His book, RUNNING ON EMPTY, details his life from learning that his first wife was dying of cancer at age 28, and escaping his problems through running to coming full circle learning to love again. Now he's learned to run for pleasure, but still inspires other to accomplish more than they think they can. Hear his motivating story on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Inspiration, Quality of Life
|James Adams - Author, WAFFLE STREET, The Confession and Rehabilitation of a Financier|
From hedge fund manager to fast food employee, James Adams has a fascinating story. Burnt out by the Wall Street debacle and suffering a job loss, Adams needed a complete change. He couldn't get hired by McDonald's, but Waffle House, a southern chain, gave him an opportunity to clear his head and learn that "there's no such thing as a free lunch." Working with people who had fewer opportunities in life confirmed his belief in the Golden Rule. He gives advice to the unemployed on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Life Choice, Finance, Inspiration
|Paul Sladkus - Founder, Milestone Broadcast and Good News Planet|
Paul Sladkus has made the choice to bring only "good news" to his viewers of Good News Planet. He prefers optimism and a positive approach to life. Good News Planet is literally inundated with good news content. "That's all we look for and that's how we see the world," Sladkus relates. Actually, he says he's stressed from so much good news. He has 10 million stories about people who are kind, good, loving and helping others. Get on the Good News "Bandwagon" with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Life Choice, Inspiration, Quality of Life
|Sarri Singer - Co-Founder, One Heart Global|
Herself a victim of terrorism, Sarri Singer partnered with Jacob Kimchy whose father was killed in an attack, to found One Heart Global. This non-profit organization focuses on bringing together victims of terrorism from around the world and assisting with long-term psychological care. "Terrorism wants to paralyze us and instill fear," Singer emphasizes, "but we do the opposite living our lives showing love and compassion for each other...we're already beating the terrorists at their own game." Learn more from this courageous woman on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Inspiration, Mentoring
|Wendie Blanchard / Gwen Purcell - Founder NORWESCAP'S Arthur and Friends / Project Manager, Alpine Learning Group|
"Cultivating a Better Planet" is an apt slogan for Arthur and Friends, an organization that provides employment and training opportunities for people with disabilities. Inspired by her thirty-three year old nephew, the Arthur, who has Down syndrome, Wendie Blanchard founded the organization that provides employment and training utilizing hydroponic greenhouses. Serving a marginalized population of people with mental and physical disabilities, ex-offenders and veterans, the greenhouse work is a conduit for teaching other marketable skills. The model is being adapted by the Alpine Learning Group serving children with autism. Wendie and Gwen Purcell of Alpine talk more about these projects with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Inspiration, Philanthropy, Mentoring
|Toby Israel - Ph.D., Founder, Design Psychology|
If you've survived a re-designing or a re-decorating, or plan one in the future, Dr. Toby Israel provides some insight on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West. This is not about recreating another decorator's "cookie-cutter". Rather on GYMW, you'll hear Dr. Israel, a trained environmental psychologist describe her "Tool Box" to make your space your "home".
Themes: Quality of Life, Design, Inspiration
|David Reiser / Andrea Reiser - Co-Authors, LETTERS FROM HOME|
If you're worried about our country, start doing your part to help America. David and Andrea Reiser are: they've written LETTERS FROM HOME to their four sons stressing the values and virtues they hope their sons will embrace. They would like other Americans to start their own grassroots movement to return our country to its core values. They discuss their concerns with Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth. Buy their book -- all proceeds are donated to charity.
Themes: Life Choice, Inspiration
|Bryan Douglas - Author, DOING GOOD WORKS!|
Bryan Douglas makes a difference in the world. He faces each day looking to do a good deed. Sometimes it's money, but lots of times it's finding a resource, helping with a stalled car or running an errand for a homebound. It's the little things that make him feel good about what he does. "Six degrees of separation" -- that's six billion people connected through no more than six steps. He only asks that anyone who receives help, pay it back Forward -- a friend or relative is only six steps away. Get inspired to do your own good deeds by Douglas on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Inspiration, Philanthropy
|Teddy Gross - Founder/Executive Director, Common Cents|
What can you buy for a penny? Every year school kids, ages 4-10, raise millions of dollars for charities collecting pennies. In New York City alone, kids collect ten tons of pennies every day for a three week period. It's called "penny harvesting". The program was created by Common Cents. Executive Director Teddy Gross describes how Penny Harvest teaches kids the value of team building and the sense of pride that comes with helping others. What can you do with a penny" Find out on Getting Your Money's Worth with Judith West.
Themes: Community Programs, Education, Inspiration, Mentoring
|Stephen Chinlund - Episcopal Priest; Author, PRISON TRANSFORMATIONS|
Rev. Chinlund believes in change. He should know. Former New York State Commissioner of Corrections, he sponsors a program aimed at life change in prisons. He's authored a book detailing some of the lessons both for inmates and for himself. Chinlund believes in the "alchemy" of transformation from the Crucible to the cell. He relates his ideas to Judith West on Getting Your Money's Worth.
Themes: Rehabilitation, Inspiration, Mentoring, Second Chance
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