The Blind Blogger Opens Up About The Fear Of Public Speaking and Being A Radio Rockstar! - The Frederic Bye Show

August 23, 2017

The Blind Blogger is back!

...And he is lean and mean...

Today we chat about the fear of public speaking, the book he is currently writing...

...He also talks about how experts often dislike doing promotion for their work and...

...Becoming a radio rockstar!

Fun times with an inspiring guy!

With purpose, passion, and love,


Maura Sweeney - The Cost of Happiness

August 22, 2017

We all want to be happy, but what if that desire for happiness makes us afraid? Often, we focus on the “cost” of change rather than the ultimate benefits we hope to enjoy.

The cost of happiness can show up in a variety of ways. Each one of them reveals itself via a private nudge, especially when we’re paying attention to life cues.

Listen as I share three of my own stories about confronting the cost of happiness: 1) facing a type of self-incarceration so I could adjust for future freedom; 2) acknowledging a life phase was over and shedding old things to prepare for a new, purposeful life chapter; and 3) confronting a private “aha!” moment and choosing to drop childish thinking so I could move into greater realms of authenticity and emotional adulthood.

Are you ready to pay the cost for experiencing greater happiness? This podcast will help challenge and inspire you to pay in – and expect to gain big benefits in the end.

Then listen to Margaret from Waterford, Connecticut as she shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.

#Fear #ComfortZones #Spirituality #Consciousness #Happiness #Authenticity #Freedom #Empowerment

Inspirational Monday! - Your Fear Of Criticism

August 21, 2017

So many times in life we would like to try something new.

But are afraid to try because of the criticism we might receive from others because of our change.

Over time we have been brainwashed into believing other people's opinions and think they hold more weight then our own feelings.

If you want to break old habits you must not be controlled by outside people.

You must have inner control!

With purpose, passion, and love,


The Blind Blogger on being concerned about appearance on What’s Your Excuse w/Max Ivey!

August 18, 2017

In this week's episode, Max talks about how we can't be so concerned about appearances that we are afraid to take risks.

Or as he likes to say: "In the Olympics they don't award style points.

He talks about how he is more able to take chances because he does not think much about how he's going to look to those around him. 

He also shares two stories about how he wasn't embarrassed when most people would have been. (He also mentions that being blind makes it easier because he does not see or feel people staring at him!).

This is a fun one! 

Robert O. Williams: Moving Humanity from Fear to Love - The Frederic Bye Show!

August 16, 2017

Love Is the Power author Robert O. Williams is the co-founder of ONE08, Inc., a Portland-based innovative technology company. He is the inventor and developer of Quantum Code Technology™ and Sympathetic Resonance Technology™. Robert’s research has provided scientific breakthroughs in field-based technologies, consciousness, and human potential. Robert has also enjoyed success as a musician and educator. He taught music at the university level, and recorded and performed with such artists as The Beach Boys, Paul Horn, and Charles Lloyd. After having a near-death experience in 1979, Robert devoted all of his time and energy towards researching consciousness and subtle energy, along with conventional physics and medicine.

His research was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and the journal Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine. He has been a guest lecturer several times at the University of California at Irvine and the Tai Sophia College of Alternative Medicine in Maryland. Additionally, Robert co-developed the ONE08 mobile phone Heart+ APP that enhances, supports, and maintains highly efficient human and animal bioenergy levels. He also co-developed a way to revitalize drinking water, restoring the molecular relationships of H2O to match those of pristine healing waters found around the planet. Love Is the Power describes in raw detail how his life journey continued to turn from one direction to another eventually leaving him struggling for his life, and the unexpected revelation that through various means, has improved the quality of life for millions.

Maura Sweeney - Help

August 15, 2017

Have you ever felt all alone, crying for help, wondering if anyone in the universe was listening to your call? Perhaps you’re experiencing that kind of daunting vulnerability right now.

You are definitely not alone; the call for help is common to us all.

This podcast delves deeper into the cry for help, viewing it from an an alternate angle and a more encouraging, perspective.

Your call for help may actually indicate something quite positive. Your greater self may be anticipating new growth and expansion even as your limited ego struggles for footing in the midst of impending change.

The process might feel challenging and even overwhelming. However, I offer two analogies from nature that will put things in a different light. I also offer two stories from my past so you can learn how my own cries for help stretched me for things to come.

Feel inspired as well as challenged. Expect to see how your own daunting circumstances might actually be preparing you for future growth and transformation.

Listen in as Florison from the Netherlands shares what makes him happy from the inside out, too.

#ComfortZones #Growth #Transformation #Metamorphosis

Inspirational Monday! - Perseverance

August 14, 2017

Do you find it hard to stick to a plan or purpose in life?

Does quitting often seem too easy?

What is the key to perseverance?

Find the answers today on Inspirational Monday!

With purpose, passion, and love,


Kate O’connell - Get Your Mental Health In Order! - The Frederic Bye Show!

August 9, 2017

KATE O’CONNELL (www.o’ is a Child and Family Therapist with a private practice in Charlottesville, VA, addressing the therapeutic needs of children, adolescents, adults and families.

Her training in Intensive In-Home Services, Addiction, Family Systems Therapy and Energy Medicine enables her to facilitate positive outcomes for her clients, all the while advocating for them within the legal, academic, medical, and social systems.

Her book provides the framework for the ministrations of The Healing Alliance of Central Virginia (

A non-profit organization dedicated to uniting the skills, wisdom and expertise of health practitioners in the community, HACVA offers a variety of efficacy-based modalities to facilitate mental, emotional, and physical healing at the cellular level for individuals of all ages and all walks of life, regardless of ability to pay.

Maura Sweeney - Mental Vacation

August 8, 2017

Is it time for you to take a mental vacation? Listen to a recent story of how “going dark” following a bout of food poisoning caused me to realize just how much of life is filled with negative news, fearful thoughts and often unnecessary stress.

Podcast - Get In Miracle Mode! (And Make It Happen!)

August 7, 2017

Miracles are amazing and wonderful occurrences.

Expect miracles and we just might be happily surprised.

We should always expect great things and stop expecting the worst in every situation.

And to expect miracles, we must believe in ourselves and maintain our positive outlook.

Do not wait for happiness to come your way.  Create happiness.

It is easy to be happy, just decide to be happy.

There will be struggles, but always picture a successful outcome.

Now, if you are really serious about creating new miracles in your life…

…I highly recommend you watch Louise Hay’s documentary, You Can Heal Your Life.

=> Go watch it at

Look, I watched this documentary years ago shortly after it came out…

…and I still go back to it.

The movie gives me FAITH.

It gives me COURAGE.

It gives me POWER…

…and the CONFIDENCE that I can create the life I desire.

I know it can do the same for you.

The movie is 90 minutes…

…and it may be the most important 90 minutes of your life.

=> Go watch it at

You can do it.

You can OWN your life. Today.

I believe in you.

With purpose, passion, and love,


The Blind Blogger on Small Steps and Gratitude on What’s Your Excuse? Show!

August 3, 2017

Where will you be ten years from now?

This can be a scary question.

Will you be in the relationship you want?

Will you have the money you desire?

Will you live the life of your dreams?

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with this one step...

...well this is exactely what The Blind Blogger did ten years ago when he first setup his website.

He took a step in the unknown.

He learned to be grateful for what he has and trust his intuition.

Max shares his story on his latest podcast...

...and this is a powerful one.

=> Listen here.

With purpose, passion, and love!


P.S. Speaking of dreams...

... and if you are serious about taking the first small steps to the life of you want...

...Marianne Williamson, Hay House author and expert, is having a powerful sale on her audio downloads.

I especially recommend that you listen to Meditations For A Miraculous Life (8.48$ !)

Marianne's work and words have had a strong impact on my life.

I learned to love myself better, to have faith in the present, and trust the future.

If you are not familiar with her work, I highly encourage you to check it out here at

It is worth your time and money.

I promise.


Jeff Rasley on Trump, Social Media and Polarization! - The Frederic Bye Show

August 2, 2017

In the US, our body politic is suffering from a sickness. Political polarization has become so extreme it has spawned violence against and by politicians.

A new syndrome, "post-election stress disorder", is recognized by psychologists.

Instead of trying to lower the temperature, the media, politicians, and political action committees (PACs) stoke the angry passion of extremism.

Social media has contributed to this culture of outrage.

It is polluted by the rantings of bigots, trolls, and terrorists. Fear-mongering politicians use it to widen social, economic, and ideological divisions.

Social media could be a medium for civil discussions about political issues, but the temptation to respond impulsively and angrily has made politics even more toxic.

It's just easier to rant and vent or hide out in like-minded silos.

Is there any possibility of a cure for the sickness of our body politic?

Facebook is the largest forum in the history of humankind for free and open communication among citizens.

As is demonstrated in Jeff Rasley's latest book "regular folks" can use their social networks for civil discussion and debate, and then for positive political action.

Whatever our political leaning, we need not imitate President Trump by tweeting insults and ridicule at political opponents.

Who do we want to be as a nation?

"The Case for Civility" exposes the causes and effects of hyper-partisanship.

It offers a "modest proposal" to treat the symptoms of toxic polarization at the grassroots level.

An experiment Rasley conducted in Facebook based on the values of civility, tolerance, pragmatism, and moderation proves we can cure what ails us.

Jeff Rasley is the author of 9 other books, including "Godless - Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs" and "Bringing Progress to Paradise", a memoir about adventure and philanthropy in the Nepal Himalayas.

Maura Sweeney - The Golden Rule

August 1, 2017

Remember The Golden Rule, the credo that reminds us to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us?

Many of us agree that The Golden Rule sounds great in theory.

Over time, however, we discover that people around us don’t always abide by it. Perhaps we don’t abide by it, either.

My previous podcast on Respect feeds right into this latest subject, delving into the nebulous and often challenging arena known as interpersonal relationships.

Within this current podcast, I share how I’ve endeavored to employ The Golden Rule on personal and professional fronts, and offer a final tale that might greatly surprise you!

If you’ve ever pondered why the world behaves the way it does, and wondered what can be done to turn it around, tune in for a listen.

Expect to be challenged and inspired.

More than that, expect to operate as a potential world changer as you increase your peace and happiness while you’re paving a way to the peace and happiness of others!

Finally, listen in as Patti Mocco shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.

#GoldenRule #Happiness #Atonement #Peace #Influence #Power #Inheritances

Inspirational Monday! - Your Intrinsic Motivation!

July 31, 2017

Intrinsic motivation has been studied by experts since the 1970s...

...and research suggests that intrinsic motivation occurs as a result of a person's achievement in something and enjoyment.

The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you found out WHY your were born.

Listen and learn how to unleash your intrinsic motivation today!

With purpose, passion, and love,


Ken Elliot Talks Law of Attraction on What’s Your Excuse w/ Max Ivey!

July 27, 2017

Have you ever had the sense that your thoughts might actually be doing something?

Imagine you are a genie and everything you wish begins to form up right in front of you. First is the thought and thought creates form. The author’s experiences and the stories in this book describe exactly how your thoughts take form. You have been doing this all your life, but it has never been fully explained for you until now.

At last, the true Secret is revealed about how thoughts create reality. This is the game changer, the real knowledge behind the workings of manifesting and the law of attraction.

This is that rare book with fundamentally new evidence that will change your view of the world. It clearly and simply explains creation itself. For 20 years, author Ken Elliott has experienced sending objects in thought and having them appear in real-time. This is a core Truth, and now the knowledge is yours to apply in your life.

Manifesting 1,2,3 is a results-oriented book and not a series of exercises or complicated techniques. There are amazing stories in this book, some even spectacular. Over and over, people talk about their successes using the method described in this book. They say, “This is so simple” and "It just works!"

Do you long for more? What would you wish for your life if you had the chance? You will soon learn how to create the desires of a lifetime while overcoming the worries and blocks that impede your happiness. You will fully understand how to use thought as a powerful tool. No more wishing and hoping for results.

This important book contains a Key to the Kingdom and now it is simply and amazingly yours. Get your copy and start pointing yourself toward happiness!

Mark Thurston - Discovering Your Soul’s Purpose!

July 26, 2017
A new edition of the classic guide to using the spiritual and psychological insights of renowned mystic and psychic Edgar Cayce to find your authentic mission in life.

The medical clairvoyant Edgar Cayce (1877-1945) left the world a wealth of intuiitive readings on everything from health and spirituality to psychology and past lives.
Now the most significant teacher of Cayce's teachings, Mark Thurston, updates and revises his classic book, Discovering Your Soul's Purpose, to help you use the Cayce teachings in the twenty-first century to find greater purpose in your relationships, career, and overall mission in life.

Maura Sweeney - Angry or Aspiring to Love?

July 25, 2017

You might not be dealing with anger, but you could easily find yourself in the negative emotional zone known as fear.

Fear is the opposite of peace; it’s the antithesis of love.

By its very nature, fear separates us from the awareness of peace, security, happiness and so many more positive, life-affirming emotions.

In this latest podcast, I share a personal story from my background.

Busting the myth of the “perfect childhood,” I talk about a weakness in my own household that left me feeling fearful.

That fear caused me to self-protect and create my own wall of emotional isolation.

Ultimately, those suppressed feelings found their outlet in a dramatic moment of anger, one that needed to be addressed in a helpful rather than harmful way.

Come along with me on my journey.

I convey the surprising role of love in dissipating negative emotions and paving a path to the awareness of love, grace and peace.

Your experiences with negative, fear-based emotions may arise from a variety of sources.

This podcast will help you remove some of your own barriers to love and free you to enjoy greater happiness and well-being.

Finally, listen in as Jenny from East Bridgewater, Massachusetts who shares with us what makes her happy from the inside out, too.

#Miracles #Alcoholism #Forgiveness #Peace #Wellbeing

Inspirational Monday! - Trust that God will give you the increase

July 24, 2017

Hey guys! Today, the show is inspired by a conversation I had with Mark Thurston on his latest book, Discovering Your life's purpose.

Mark's work is based on Edgar Cayce's work, he basically re-edited the book.

In the book, he talks about trusting that God will give you the increase when you follow your life's mission.

Let's face it, the reason most of us don't go after what we really want is the fear of lacking money - the rent, the mortgage, the kids, our lifestyle...

Mark has some fascinating words on this subject.

Enjoy the podcast!

With purpose, passion, and love,


The Blind Blogger - Say What You Are Feeling And Thinking!

July 20, 2017

Max is one of these people who transformed himself a lot by making changes.

Some of them he was forced to by circumstances, and his natural curiosity caused others. He started out as a carney after all.

What’s your Excuse with Max Ivey – Known Around the World as The Blind Blogger –  is about how do people become who they are, how does adversity change and in many cases improve them?

What were the key events, and what were the steps?

He is a big believer in the importance of the small steps over the big leaps.

It is often the smallest action that will get you on the path to success.

People so often say if Max can do it then why can’t I.

And Max believes a lot of our guests are going to leave people feeling the same way.

The show airs every Thursday.

Meredith Mast - co-author of ‘Willow Rose Learns Honesty’ on The Frederic Bye Show!

July 19, 2017

Today we're talking to a children's author!

Meredith Mast is the co-author of ‘Willow Rose Learns Honesty’...

Meredith Mast has been performing, studying, and teaching classical ballet for over 40 years.

At the age of 17, Meredith was accepted into the Houston Ballet where she danced professionally for five years.

Upon retiring from the Houston Ballet, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.

After graduating, Meredith pursued a career in human resources and also began teaching classical ballet.

After moving to Madison with her husband in 1999, and wanting to work specifically with children, she designed a ballet program for ages 3-9 called Storybook Ballet.

The program incorporates classical ballet instruction with costumes, props, music, drama, and children’s stories.

After teaching children for 17 years, and also having four children of her own, Meredith decided to write her own children’s stories to incorporate into her ballet school.

With the help of her mother, Marvia Korol, they began writing a series of children’s books that were creative, concise, and colorful…each focusing on a particular virtue.

Their first book, Chloe Learns Patience, is about a caterpillar that must learn and practice the virtue of patience while waiting to blossom into a butterfly.

Their next three books highlight the virtues of honesty, responsibility, and kindness.

Three of their four books have been successfully “brought to life” with dancing, costumes, and music at her ballet school- with much delight to her students!!

Meredith’s passion is teaching and working with children.

She and her mother hope that their books will find their way into homes, schools, preschools, community centers, and other dance schools.

Meredith resides in beautiful North Freedom, Wisconsin, with her husband and four boys.

Here's a brief synopsis of her latest book:

Willow Rose is lonely in her new garden. The flowers and the insects don’t want to be friends with her, fearful of her thorns. Then one day she tells a lie to a grasshopper. When she realizes that not being honest hurts, Willow Rose must learn to tell the truth no matter what. In practicing the virtue of Honesty, Willow Rose makes a friend and this, in turn, brings happiness. 'Willow Rose Learns Honesty' is part of SOOPLLC series entitled Storybook Virtues.

Maura Sweeney - Are You A Person Of Integrity?

July 18, 2017

Are you a person of integrity?

In this latest podcast, I take up the definitions of integrity. Not only do they include honesty and moral uprightness, but definitions for integrity speak to a person’s state of being “whole” or undivided.

There are many ways in which our sense of being “whole” or “undivided” impacts our thoughts and intentions about ourselves and others. In particular, when we see ourselves as divided rather than part of the whole of society, we can lose our peace and compromise the expression of our higher self.

Listen in as I share a few anecdotes and hear an apt, famous quote on the topic. Then, expect to be challenged to check into your own relationship with integrity.

May you find your vision expanding, your consciousness growing and your ability to become a person of integrated character adding to your happiness and the betterment of the world.

Finally, listen to Ally, a university student from Cape Cod, Massachusetts as she shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.

#Character #Spirituality #Society #Happiness #Peace #Justice

Inspirational Monday! - Motivation and Setting Your Goals

July 17, 2017

Goal setting is the true secret to success in any area of life.

But although setting a goal may seem simple, achieving it is usually another question altogether.

If you're looking to change your life for the better, this is your show!

The Frederic Bye Show - Special episode on the Law of Attraction!

July 12, 2017

This is a special episode!

We have been hearing a lot online and offline about the Law of Attraction.

Even Oprah Winfrey is a believer in it.

However, many people want to believe but just can't seem to get it to work or don't know how to work. Well I'm here to show you how to!

Maura Sweeney - Where is Your Reality?

July 11, 2017

I recorded this latest podcast at a park rather than from my familiar, sound-controlled closet. The change-up of venues was prompted by yet another day marked by upsetting “news” reports.

Such ever-escalating, emotionally charged reports are fostering fear and division not only among the U.S. populace; they’re threatening the equilibrium of people in several Western European countries, too.

The intoxicating and reality-shifting power of hyper-sensationalized news had prompted me to reclaim my reality and source. I found it anew while enjoying nature and quietude, even as I’d invited listeners to do the same.

In this podcast, hear me share a vivid childhood impression of “reality.” Next, listen as I convey some recent impressions of how people interact in more natural, everyday settings when there is no “news” to narrate the dialogue or to artfully frame the supposed problems.

If you’ve felt challenged by negative reports from external news, discover reflections, encouragement and a few empowerment tips. Find your reality and your peace from a more reliable source than the ever-shifting news: find it within you.

Then, listen in to my former college friend Patty Hall as she shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.

#Empowerment #FakeNews #Peace #Happiness #Faith #Division #Spirituality

Inspirational Monday!

July 10, 2017

Every day you are talking to yourself in your head. 

Often you are doing this unconsciously without really being aware of what you are doing. 

Discover how this affects your life and how you can change it!

What’s Your Excuse w/Max Ivey!

July 7, 2017

Max is one of these people who transformed himself a lot by making changes. Some of them he was forced to by circumstances, and his natural curiosity caused others. He started out as a carney after all. What’s your Excuse with Max Ivey – Known Around the World as The Blind Blogger –  is about how do people become who they are, how does adversity change and in many cases improve them? What were the key events, and what were the steps? He is a big believer in the importance of the small steps over the big leaps. It is often the smallest action that will get you on the path to success. People so often say if Max can do it then why can’t I. And Max believes a lot of our guests are going to leave people feeling the same way. The show airs every Thursday.

Lynn Singer - Breaking Into Brilliance!

July 5, 2017

Lynn Singer was born with a special voice and an ear for spoken language.

For over thirty years, she has helped people find their voice.

She taught acting, speech and voice at Yale, NYU, The New School, Circle in the Square, The Actors and Directors Lab, the Gene Frankel Theater and at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City.

She works with a wide range of clients, from Tony, Emmy, Golden Globe, Pulitzer Prize and Fulbright winners, to Fortune 500 companies and top business and management executives.

Lynn has led training seminars at companies like Merrill Lynch Corporation and J. Walter Thompson.

She has coached professional individuals (Goldman Sachs, Lehmann Bros, Deutsche Bank, Direct Energy, Inc., etc.) for business presentation and sales, and she has led workshops in New York, California, Florida, Japan and Spain for actors and business executives.

Lynn was a well-known voice of radio and television commercials for two decades, and she appeared Off-Broadway, on television and film.

She holds a degree in English Literature from San Francisco State College where, in her final year, she held a fellowship.

She subsequently went on to post-graduate work in theater.

Lynn currently offers private and group acting, voice and diction classes through her long established practice.

In her more than thirty years of experience, Lynn has facilitated the awakening of creative consciousness in her students.

She loves watching them achieve their creative potential.

Recently, Lynn wrote Breaking into Brilliance, an on line, multi-media, multi-sensorial experience of creative consciousness.

The book documents her journey while simultaneously guiding others through theirs.

Maura Sweeney - What Enlivens You?

July 4, 2017

How would you describe – and find – what constitutes an enlivened day for you?

Most of us try to find happiness through activities driven by social norms, familiar patterns and even our intellect. But what happens when we seek to engage and interact with what enlivens us on a different level? A cellular level? I share my own experience with several activities that bring a sense of life to me so that you can be inspired to discover what enlivens you, too. Happiness and vitality truly does come from the inside out, so enjoy this inspiring self-help podcast. Then listen as Yasna Tonovic from Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina shares about what makes her happy from the inside out, too.

#JamieMeloney #Mostar #Bosnia #Vitality #Happiness #LivingHappy #Purpose

Inspirational Monday!

July 4, 2017

If you feel stuck in a rut and are currently searching for a path to self improvement and motivation... are some tips on how to ward away boredom and keep you motivated which will definitely increase your success!

Growth and motivation that will take place when you habitually feed your mind with inspiration... will propel you to greater heights of success.

Becoming a better and wiser person will increase the quality of your life.

Listen in!

Trying New Ways w/ The Blind Blogger Max Ivey!

June 29, 2017

Max is one of these people who transformed himself a lot by making changes.

Some of them he was forced to by circumstances, and his natural curiosity caused others.

He started out as a carney after all. What’s your Excuse with Max Ivey – Known Around the World as The Blind Blogger –  is about how do people become who they are, how does adversity change and in many cases improve them?

What were the key events, and what were the steps?

He is a big believer in the importance of the small steps over the big leaps.

It is often the smallest action that will get you on the path to success.

People so often say if Max can do it then why can’t I.

And Max believes a lot of our guests are going to leave people feeling the same way. The show airs every Thursday.

Cate Montana on The Frederic Bye Show…From the Vault!

June 28, 2017

A book of liberation and ecstasy, The E-Word lucidly explains how the ego is created, how it thinks, and how its limited mind-set can be expanded—not inflated—into a joyous transpersonal perspective that eradicates feelings of isolation, fear, and insecurity in your life.

Through stories, practices, and a masterful detangling of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, the Matrix, and quantum physics, The E-Word strips the ego bare and liberates the soul in highly entertaining, relatable ways, revealing how even self-improvement techniques can chase away the very fulfillment and wisdom we seek. Montana further reveals how the ego co-opts spirituality, dangling enlightenment in front of us as a prize.

Stuffed with electrifying insights and transformative meditations and exercises, The E-Word is the ultimate how-to guide for discovering the “real you” within.

Maura Sweeney - The Song of Your Life

June 27, 2017

What is the song of your life? We all have one, even if we can’t carry a tune. We all have a private song that hums within us and serves as a mental backdrop to our life expectation and experiences. After listening to a story about writing the lyrics to a song from my junior high years, you’ll be inspired and empowered to discover, evaluate and possibly choose a new song of your own. Self-help for living happy from the inside out. Then listen to John Hanfland from Brooklyn and hear what makes him happy from the inside out, too.     #Maura4u, #MauraSweeney, #LivingHappy, #MyMusic, #SelfHelp, #Mindfulness  

A Simple Formula For Overcoming Fear and Worry

June 26, 2017

Is fear and worry holding you back from reaching your goals and dreams?

Discover a simple formula to overcome your fears and begin moving towards your dreams.

PLUS, listen to the end because there is a powerful tool you can use to take charge of your "personal power and unleash it!"

With purpose, passion, and love,


What’s Your Excuse w/Max Ivey

June 22, 2017

What's Your Excuse host Max Ivey talks about doing one thing every day outside your comfort zone.

Some may refer to these acts as crazy or brave. Email him about your one small step you took after hearing this.

He shares about being offered the opportunity to get his hair dyed and styled and how he didn't shy away from the dare.

He mentions a couple of his favorite sayings including "failure isn't the worst thing that can happen, being afraid to fail is" and the best thing that can happen is to have a friend double dog dare you.

Horror Novelist JF Dubeau on The Frederic Bye Show!

June 21, 2017

Today we chat novels!

We talk to JF Dubeau who just published his debut novel with Inkshares!

We chat about some of the myths about getting publushed, we talk money, we talk about the creative process, the hurdles and lucky breaks he got, and more!

Here is what his novel is about:

The village of Saint-Ferdinand has all the trappings of a quiet life: farmhouses stretching from one main street, a small police precinct, a few diners and cafés, and a grocery store. Though if an out-of-towner stopped in, they would notice one unusual thing―a cemetery far too large and much too full for such a small town, lined with the victims of the Saint-Ferdinand Killer, who has eluded police for nearly two decades. It’s not until after Inspector Stephen Crowley finally catches the killer that the town discovers even darker forces are at play.

When a dark spirit reveals itself to Venus McKenzie, one of Saint-Ferdinand’s teenage residents, she learns that this creature’s power has a long history with her town―and that the serial murders merely scratch the surface of a past burdened by evil secrets.

Who or What Are You Protecting

June 20, 2017

Are you protecting someone, or something, to your own detriment?

We can all train ourselves to believe in something quite strongly. We may adamantly protect a person, a belief or even a dogma, even when such protection proves illogical.

In this podcast, I talk about Stockholm Syndrome, a term coined several decades ago when victims of a Swedish bank robbery curiously protected their own captors, refusing to testify against them in court.

The idea of protecting other people, ideas or even dogmas is universal; it’s part of the human condition. The notion often shows up when we’re part of a religious, peer or group mentality. Within such confines, we often refuse to consider facts or ideas that fall outside the scope of commonly agreed-upon thought.

While we might be open-minded in certain ways, some of us remain highly defensive and protective in others.

Listen in as I explain a few experiences I’ve had in life. See if you can relate and feel more empowered as a result.

Our willingness to open the doors to new light, broader perspectives and alternate ideas not only frees us from hidden fears. It ultimately helps us enjoy greater freedom, harmony and happiness.

Finally, listen in to Casey from Southington, Connecticut talk about what makes her happy from the inside out, too!

#Lies #StockholmSyndrome #Cults #Freedom #Peace

The Law Of Attraction and Natural Disasters

June 19, 2017

Several people have asked for help in understanding how the Law of Attraction is at work when something as serious as the tsunami or other natural disasters occur.

If you are wondering the same thing, then this episode may help you understand AND keep your own vibration high and clear.

Listen in, until the end, because there is a special video at the end on the law of attraction that I recommend you watch.


With purpose, passion, and love,


The Blind Blogger on his recent book and speaking tour (and some painful lessons he learned)!

June 14, 2017

This is a special episode with two good buddies chatting about life!

Max Ivey - The Blind Blogger - my good friend, talks about his recent tour.

He spoke to kids who work for the good of their community.

He details how he sold books while sitting in his bus (what a shameless promoter).

He also talks about his recent book signing...when nobody showed up!

We discuss about owning and being proud of our professional titles - he as an author, I, as a creative entrepreneur and investor.

We also chat about building our online audience...

...and other people's fascination when we tell them we are podcasters and bloggers.

Fun chat with an inspiring friend!

Maura Sweeney - Believing Every Authority?

June 13, 2017

Do you always believe what the authorities tell you?

You may not be aware of how frequently -- and sometimes blindly – we accept the words or advice from others without questioning the veracity or intentions of their proclamations and expertise.

Listen to three unique stories and hear several perspectives on what happens when we believe every authority. See how automatically believing every authority doesn’t always help us. This is empowering self-help for anyone on a path toward personal peace and happiness.

Then listen to Davie Bernard who shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.

#Maura4u, #LivingHappy, #Mindfulness, #Self-Help, #PersonalGrowth #Communism #LifeLessons

The Law Of Attraction and Manifesting Your Desires…?

June 12, 2017

The say you can have anything your heart desires through applying the universal law of attraction. 

However, I learned that the key is to really be in touch with your Higher Self in order for your true heart’s desire to manifest for you on a conscious level. 

If a desire comes to you which is primarily revealed only through your personal ego – your lower self – without actual guidance from your Higher Self, then this desire has a lesser chance of manifesting. 

How then do you tap into that part of you which is in touch with your Higher Self ? 

Listen in as we discuss this fascintation topic!


Wade Fransson talks book publishing on What’s Your Excuse w/ Max Ivey!

June 8, 2017

When not authoring and publishing books, Wade manages technology negotiations for Kohl’s Department Stores. He holds an M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management, and has focused on the integration of technology into business strategy and operations, including his experience performing strategic planning for Countrywide’s Administration and Real Estate Division. Wade previously worked for the Worldwide Church of God, using German, French, Swedish, and Russian language skills to develop global education programs across Europe and behind the Iron Curtain. Wade lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with his wife and two children, who attend the Madison Community Montessori School, where Wade is a board member. 

Dr. Amit Goswami on The Frederic Bye Show!

June 7, 2017

Theoretical Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami is a retired full professor from the University of Oregon’s Department of Physics where he served from 1968 to 1997.

He is a pioneer of the new paradigm of science called “science within consciousness,” an idea he explicated in his seminal book, The Self-Aware Universe, where he also solved the quantum measurement problem elucidating the famous observer effect.

Goswami has written several other popular books based on his research on quantum physics and consciousness.

In The Visionary Window, he demonstrates how science and spirituality can be integrated.

In Physics of the Soul, Goswami develops a theory of survival after death and reincarnation.

In The Quantum Doctor, Goswami seeks to integrate both conventional and alternative medicine.

In Creative Evolution, Goswami presents a resolution between Darwinism and the intelligent design of life. In God is Not Dead, Goswami demonstrates that not only are science and religion compatible but that quantum physics proves the existence of God.

In Quantum Creativity: Think Quantum, Be Creative, Goswami explains all facets of creativity—its definition, the quantum thinking it entails, and what is required to be creative.

Most interestingly, Goswami says, “Every human being has creative potential, and grasping the quantum process—do-be-do-be-do—will help everyone to explore his or her creative potential.”

In Quantum Economics: Unleashing the Power of an Economics of Consciousness (May 2015), Goswami focuses on critical issues for a new paradigm in economics and business for the twenty-first century touching upon the stability and sustainability of the economy and leadership as well as creativity and ethics in business.

In his private life, Goswami is a practitioner of spirituality and transformation.

He calls himself a quantum activist. He appeared in the film “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” and its sequel “Down the Rabbit Hole” as well as the documentaries “Dalai Lama Renaissance” and the award winning “The Quantum Activist.”

Maura Sweeney - Making Happy Hour Happy

June 6, 2017

Are you waiting for someone else to create happiness, or are you ready to create some yourself?

In this latest podcast, I take up the topic of Happy Hours! Discover the elements that make a happy hour truly happy and start thinking outside-the-box.

Though I talk about my earliest recollections of family “happy hours” during the 1960’s era of cocktails and martinis, I expand the notion about where – and how – happy hours happen. Join me through a few of my own experiences in life as I created different versions of happy hours. Then be inspired and challenged to make a happy hour happen that’s all your own.

In my first ever challenge of this type, I invite listeners to write and send me photos or videos of their own versions of “Making Happy Hour Happen.”

Then listen in as Brigitte Plugge from The Hague, Netherlands shares with us what makes him/her happy from the inside out, too!

#Happiness #Creativity #Empowerment #Inspiration

Your Personal Success Made Simple

June 5, 2017
Have you ever wandered through life aimlessly? 
Have you ever been unclear about what you want and who you are? Feeling as though you are not living the life you were destined for?
I did. 
And that was not so long ago. 
When I was a financial advisor I had to sell products I did not believe in. 
The pain in my gut was real. Raw. 
I would get anxious - a sick kind of anxiety - before meeting clients.
The results? 
My sales were terrible. (I was ashamed, which resulted in my sales being even more horrible - like a vicious cycle) 
My self-esteem took a hit. 
My creativity was in a downward spiral. 
I became confused about the life I truly wanted. 
 I asked the Universe constantly: why am I doing this? What is my life's purpose? 
Somewhere inside me I knew I was destined for more. 
I couldn't let anger and bitterness control my life. 
Something had to change. 
Fast forward four years later and I have an online business, a blog, a podcast, and I speak to world-renowned experts like Neale Donald Walsch and Amit Goswami... 
...on a regular basis! 
More importantly, I feel fulfilled. 
It feels right. 
How can this be? 
The major shift occurred when someone offered me to follow a blueprint... 
...both for my personal life and my business.
I learned that self-esteem can be cultivated, that clarity of purpose is possible to achieve...
...and that I have the talent to be creative in my own way. 
I believe the same for you. 
Today's podcast is about your personal success made simple. 
You can watch at
He talks about the same tools that I used to increase my confidence, "dust off" my toxic feelings...
...and reprogram my mind.
If you are really serious about creating a positive shift in your life...
Your best life might be a few minutes away.
With purpose, passion, and love,

Carol Papini aka The Caregiving Road Warrior on What’s Your Excuse w/ Max Ivey

June 1, 2017

Carol Papini, know as Connector Carol the Caregiving Road Warrior is an Intuitive Energy Healer, and a Health and Wellness Mentor.

She is also caregiver to her husband Bill who was disabled by a massive stroke in 2011.

Carol shares her story of overcoming adversity in a way that most people would not attempt.

How to live a Vibrant Life in Tiny Home as a Caregiver.

Their tiny home happens to be on wheels and she has been driving her husband around the country for over 5 yrs, in a 31' foot Motorhome.

She provides tips on how she did it and how to assist other Caregivers and Cargivees. 

She shares how to be a true advocate and question everything.

Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick on The Frederic Bye Show!

May 31, 2017

Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick are pioneers and worldwide leaders in the field of Spiritual Psychology, as well as teachers and facilitators of Awakening in Consciousness.

They are renowned educators, authors, and the Founding Faculty and Co-Directors of the University of Santa Monica (USM), where they have designed, developed, and facilitated educational programs for the past 35 years.

Both are licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Mary is a licensed Clinical Psychologist.

They are also the authors of Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology, published by Hay House and available in 12 countries and 8 languages.

Their book, Remembering The Ligh, affirms that we all suffer from greater or lesser degrees of "Spiritual amnesia."
We've forgotten who we are and why we're here. 
The process of Remembering is an active process through which step-by-step you remove or dissolve the barriers within your consciousness that are all that prevent you from knowing your Soul's nature-from experientially knowing that you are a Divine Being having a human experience. 
Can you imagine walking through this world in a consciousness that is Awake to Love?  Wouldn't that be Amazing Grace?

Maura Sweeney - Living Happy Inside Out

May 30, 2017

Life presents opportunities for us to judge and be judged all the time.

But is there a better and happier way to do it?

A look at judging and condemning others v. discovering the better one that resides in all of us.

A powerful, self-help concept that can improve the way you feel while helping others step up to their higher self.

Listen and consider a different perspective to the age-old practice of condemnation and expect some happier outcomes.

Then listen as Tiffany Cosby shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.

Discover Your Talents (And Promote Them)

May 29, 2017

I remember reading Deepak Chopra's 7 Spiritual Laws Of Success years ago.

In it, he asks the question: If you had all the money in the world, what would you do?

Later in the book, he also recommends to find what our "unique talents" are.

Man, did I struggle with these questions!

I wrote countless lists of skills and gifts I thought I had.

Little did I know that finding our unique talents would be a journey...

...but boy is it worth it!

In this episode, we chat about discovering out talents and promoting them. 

Fun time! Fun topic! 

Bill Moore on What’s Your Excuse w/ Max Ivey - Your Success Frequency

May 25, 2017

Co-Founder of aSmilingWorld, Bill teaches, speaks and writes on conscious business and helps visionary entrepreneurs fulfill their life purpose by building profitable businesses that make a positive contribution to the world. 

Bill is a business consultant, mentor and trainer with vast experience building multi-million dollar companies and as a US and European turnaround expert.

He is best known for his ‘positive results’ oriented business mentoring and for achieving 100’s of percentage point increases in sales and, more importantly, as high as 80% increases in gross profits by facilitating positive, people oriented change.

Prema Lee Guerreri – Unlock Your Sacred Wealth Code!

May 24, 2017

What if creating a wealthy life could be as simple as being who you are, and doing what you love?

You have a unique internal design for wealth. This formula is encoded in your soul blueprint – and like your fingerprint, it’s unlike that of any other human being. It’s called your Sacred Wealth Code, and it is written in the universal language of purpose and prosperity.

The book you hold in your hands is a guide, playbook, and journal all in one. It provides everything you need to discover, understand, embody, and operate from your unique “sweet spot” of purpose and prosperity. Through information, stories, meditations, and experiential Wealth Focus practices, you will undertake a journey to discover your soul’s blueprint and personal Wealth Code, and learn how to take daily inspired action to finally claim the abundant, prosperous life that is your birthright.

Your Sacred Wealth Code is waiting. Are you ready to reveal it?