123 Feb. 2, 2014: “Become the Star of Your Own Story” (Kathy Sparrow); Director, Lannie Hilboldt; MSG Will Williams; & “Optimism for Health" - Dr Mara Karpel Offers

Woo-hoo!!  Show #2 on Blog Talk Radio!  If you missed the show, no worries!  You can hear the podcast right here:


This show was broadcast LIVE from the office of Accomplice Entertainment in Intelligent Office at the Frost Bank Tower on Congress Ave, Austin, TX…and is our home-base.

Broadcast LIVE from the Frost Bank Tower in Austin, TX

On air LIVE in our "studio"

On air LIVE in our “studio”


Empowerment coach, author, writing coach, and part of the assisting team for John Canfield (“Chicken Soup for the Soul” series author), Kathy Sparrow, joined us to talk about “living at your edge” and about the RIM method, for which she is a master facilitator, to help YOU to overcome self-sabotaging behaviors and to “become the star of your own story!”  Kathy will be hosting a RIM retreat in San Diego, with her mentor, Dr. Deb. Sandella, founder of the RIM Institute.  This 4-day retreat will take place from March 13th to the 16th.  You can find out more details, by e-mailing Kathy at:  Kathy@KathySparrow.com.  You can also find out more about Kathy’s writing coaching and empowerment coaching by going to her website:  http://kathysparrow.com.  Kathy is coaching me this year to help me get my book done!  I’ll keep you posted! 

Kathy Sparrow Empowerment Coach, Author, Writing Coach, & Certified R.I.M. Facilitator www.KathySparrow.com

Retired veteran, MSG Will Williams, joined us in our “studio” to talk about the various organizations that he is involved with.   Will has won several awards for his work in helping hearing impaired children, through Sertoma, a national organization, whose mission is “To improve the quality of life today for those at risk or impacted by hearing loss through education and support.”  You can find out more about volunteering with Sertoma in your area by going to:  www.sertoma.org or by clicking on this link:  http://www.sertoma.org/page.aspx?pid=551.  Will is also very involved in a project to raise $1 million to supply clean water to children in Africa.  You can find out more about how to join in with this effort by calling Will:  512-468-8248.  MSG Williams also spoke about a center in Cedar Park, TX, where veterans can come in for free counseling with professional counselors or peer support from veterans like himself (http://heroesnightout.org) and about Blue Star Mothers, a group of mothers of soldiers helping the families of fallen soldiers (http://www.bluestarmothers.org).  

MSG Will Williams For more info about volunteering with him: 512-468-8248

MSG Will Williams
For more info about volunteering with him:

AND… Music Director, Director, Conductor, Bassist, and Resident Music Dpt. Director of The Palace Theatre, in Georgetown, TX, Lannie Hilboldt, joined us to talk about live theater in the Austin area, including his upcoming production of “Cats” at The Palace Theatre, as well as his upcoming musical performance at the Zachary Scott Theater.  You can find out what’s happening at the Palace Theater in Georgetown, purchase tickets, find out about becoming a volunteer, or find out how to audition for a play, by going to:   https://www.georgetownpalace.com.  And find out about upcoming productions at the Zach Theater here:  http://www.zachtheatre.org.

Lannie Hilboldt Music Director/ Director/ Conductor/ Bassist/ Resident Music Dept. Director of The Palace Theatre, in Georgetown TX

Also…I spoke about why optimism is good for your health and how to become a realistic optimist! We honored the memory of folksinger, Pete Seeger, who lived 94 years as an optimist, with gentleness and a smile and song always on his lips, while his fingers picked at his banjo, bringing joy to so many…and playing such an instrumental role in cleaning up the Hudson River with his Clearwater Sloop.  Thank you, Pete, for your music and for beauty of the Hudson River!  

Pete on the Hudson

Don’t forget to tune in NEXT Sunday, Feb. 9, @ 5-7pm CT/6-8pm Eastern, for another live broadcast right here, when my guests include: Venus DeMarco, speaker and author of the book, “The Healing Journey of My Bodacious Ta Ta’s,” about her natural healing from breast cancer, who will be BACK on the show to talk about her healing journey and her message of hope and faith rather than fear in the face of the diagnosis of cancer.  Venus’ story is being portrayed by the Cleavage Chronicles project and in the play, “Everybody Loves Boobs,” produced by Pam Ingalls.  Pam will also join us for this interview! 

Venus DeMarco

Pam Ingalls

Pam Ingalls

And…Laura Gelezunas will be back to report in from the retirement paradise south of the border, Puerto Vallarta, MX.

Laura Gelezunas www.BanderasNews.com www.TheGuadalajaraReporter.com www.TheGuadalajaraReporter.com

And more….including some music….. You can tune in, right here, at a link below to listen to the show on live-stream…and later on podcast.  Be sure to call in or e-mail your questions to be part of the show!  Call toll free:  (855) 345-4720; E-mail:  DrMara@drmarakarpel.com; or Tweet:  MaraEK. https://drmarakarpel.com/ir-shows/