Maura Sweeney - Living Happy Inside Out

February 28, 2017

Are you the embodiment of the Declaration of Independence?

The official document announcing a free and independent people would eventually form the foundation of the U.S. Constitution. Find out what the Declaration of Independence has to do with happiness – and how you can apply that document’s intent to your personal life today. This podcast contains empowering content with a governmental angle.

Then, listen to mentor and coach Kristie Kennedy as she shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.

Cannabis and Creativity on The Frederic Byé Show - Friday Edition

February 24, 2017

Today we're getting high! Joking...I never smoked, not even a cigarette or cannabis. Yep, I wear a white hat...ok not so much, I did take two puffs of weed as a teen. I am a bad boy. Alright, enough about me.

We address a controversial subject: does weed enhance creativity, or not??? I share an article from and I am sure you will love it. 

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this one, sports fans. 

Dave Steele on What’s Your Excuse w/ Max Ivey!

February 23, 2017

His lyrics can make you cry, take you by surprise, and at the same time, make you dry your eyes with the same rhyme...

I'll let him introduce himself. 

Hi my name is Dave Steele I am severely sight impaired (legally blind) due to RP. I have lost the majority of my vision in the last year and my way of fighting back is to write poems and music to raise awareness to the fears and misconceptions of losing vision. I find music and poems an easy way to get through to people. Please search for my page StandByMeRP and here's one I wrote recently

Being blind can be so scary,
living days with eyes wide shut.
So we must change minds,
seek out to find,
the one ones who've given up.
There are those of us who live in fear as to what the future holds,
who spend their days lock themselves away
and it's time their stories told.
Depression can be a symptom
as we grieve for vision gone,
need love of friends and family
but some of us have none.
It's those we must stand up for
to the world we'll shout out loud,
let's fight for each others confidence
we are blind and we are proud.
So if your eyes are fading don't let your spirit slip,
just remember you're amazing
let my words repair the rip.

By Dave Steele

Donna Urbikas on The Frederic Byé Show!

February 22, 2017

Born in Coventry, England, Danuta or “Donna” Urbikas immigrated to the USA with her parents and sister, the subjects of the book, in 1952, settling in Chicago, Illinois, and growing up in the Polish community. After attending Catholic grade schools and a public high school in Chicago, she graduated from the University of Illinois—Chicago Circle with a degree in biology and began teaching high school biology.
In 1976, she took her first trip to Poland to meet relatives and explore her parents’ home towns. On the cusp of the Solidarity Movement, her movements were restricted by the Communists and the trip became a significant life experience. Later, she graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering. The author has published her thesis, technical articles, worked as a teaching and research assistant and served as president of the Society of Women Engineers in Chicago, participating in numerous public speaking engagements. She went on to work as an environmental engineer and project manager in charge of water and wastewater compliance at coal and nuclear power plants and as an industry spokesperson.
The author is a cancer survivor, currently working as an Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker, community volunteer, and writer, living in Chicago with her husband.

Did You Buy That?

February 21, 2017

Here’s a look at separating our ideas, desires and intentions from those placed upon us.

Have you taken time to discover how frequent messages, close relationships and familiar atmospheres may have clouded you?

You may be assuming that you authored your own ideas when, in fact, someone else gave them to you!

This podcast provides you with self-awareness and self-empowerment to help you separate your own ideas from those conveyed to you by others!

Then, listen to Lila Zizoula from the American Farm School in Thessaloniki, Greece, as she shares what makes her happy from the inside out, too.


The Frederic Byé Show - Friday Edition

February 17, 2017

Ever wanted to publish a book? A novel? Non-fiction? Most people will tell you all the horror stories about your career as a writer. They will tell you about the starving artist theory, how most writers never make a dime, blablablablablabla....

But what about those who DID succeed? I stumbled upon an article this week from the Huffington Post which tells the stories of writers who became successful after self-publishing their piece of art. 

Let go of the negative and get inspired, NOW! 

Laurie Lawson on What’s Your Excuse w/Max Ivey!

February 16, 2017

Today, our favorite Blind Blogger chats with a good friend of his: Laurie Lawson! Can I get a whoop whoop!?

Laurie Lawson’s philosophy: Coaching is life-changing business but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun while you’re doing it.

She is a Certified Empowerment Coach (, a Professional Credentialed Coach, a Certified EQ Mentor, a Mentor Coach for iPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), Past President of the Board of the International Coach Federation in New York City (, Executive Producer of The Coaching Game TV Show, Creator/Host of Coach Chat Radio and Meaning In Madness, a previous member of the ICF Global Membership & Community Committee and the ICF Global Ethics and Standards Committee. She facilitated a workshop at the 15th International ICF Conference in Texas, the 2013 Metro DC Annual Conference, participated in Fitness Magazine's "You Can Do It Challenge" as a Life Coach on their Panel of Experts, and appeared on ABC’s Business Week Weekend television show.

She is also a Writer/Reviewer for Electronic Link Journey, a published author, a US distributor for Points of You, The Coaching Game, and in her spare time, she dabbles in numerology

Jill Lublin on The Frederic Byé Show

February 15, 2017

The Cream of the Crop! Jill Lublin is on The Frederic Bye Show to talk her recently released book: Profit from Kindness! When kindness becomes your primary goal, everything changes: how you look at life, what you get from it, and how others interact with and relate to you.

The Profit of Kindness will help you master the art of building trusting, long-lasting relationships through open, nonadversarial interchanges that result in mutually beneficial outcomes. A basic adjustment in attitude and approach can substantially improve virtually every facet of your life. Each chapter provides specific examples for improving skills such as communication, building integrity, team work, influencing others, and more.

In order to connect with new clients or future business partners and transform your potential into success, you need to establish trust and build strong relationships. The key is to focus more on giving and working with others rather than simply on “winning.” Because doing so is guaranteed to help you actually win.

The Profit of Kindness is a practical guide that teaches you how to connect with others using the global asset known as kindness.

You will learn:

*Kindness does not mean weakness.
*Kindness can help you stay competitive, anticipate pitfalls, and stay one step ahead of your rivals.
*Success, achieved through kindness, can indeed be yours.

Maura Sweeney - Living Happy Inside Out

February 14, 2017

With one of the most central questions you can ever ask yourself, this podcast explores the social and emotional constructs that keep us from living our true self.
Discover what they are and what hurdles you might have to overcome in order to live out your fullest, happiest and most authentic self. Allow this podcast to inspire you to greater levels of influence and leadership in your life.
Then, listen to author and leadership expert Dr. William Anton talk about what makes him happy from the inside out, too.

The Frederic Byé Show - Friday Edition

February 10, 2017

Cowabunga! Baby! Are you lucky? On the Friday edition of The Frederic Byé Show, I share an article from on the ''magical'' powers of LUCK! How do successful people get lucky? What does it mean to ''step out there''? Should we wait for luck to come to us, or should we take the first steps first? 

Life is about to get very interesting...

What’s Your Excuse w/ Max Ivey

February 9, 2017

Freak out! Freak out! Iolande V. Argent talks about her latest work! 

Iolande V. Argent, aka Dr. Ande, launched her first solo podcast, WIBWOB (Women in Business - Women on Business) on Blog Talk Radio in 2006, went on to co-host for other podcasts and then launched Tips and Tactics podcast that featured job search resources and Biz Talk Radio providing expert interviews to help listeners start their own business or side gig after the market crash in 2008. She's since moved off of Blog Talk and into terrestrial radio with her weekly show on KUBU 96.5FM in Sacramento, CA in 2014. A successful author and publisher she owns Oubliette Publishing and has penned over 20 books and collaborated on 4 more as well as completed an audio book of poetry released in January
2017. She's also started a non profit called, IVA's Company (Iolande V. Argent Services Co) which helps minority and under served writers and poets get published and learn about the literary industry.


The Frederic Byé Show - Jeff Rasley

February 8, 2017

Jeff Rasley is back on The Frederic Byé Show! Livin'on the! 

MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY 1969; Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Viet Nam, Civil Rights, and Football (2d Edition)  is historical fiction, a comedy, and a romance set at the University of Chicago (so it must be fiction). The narrative is about the struggle of the star of UChicago’s football team to cope with the cultural revolution on campus, a 2-year losing streak, and a girlfriend who hates football.

Jack's football coach, philosophy professor, and radical-feminist-girlfriend, Alice, each ask for a commitment he is hesitant to make. A farm boy from Indiana and precocious scholar-athlete, Jack tries to resolve the universal conflict between independence/personal freedom and commitment/community. (What is Love?)  The cast of characters includes a stoner buddy, air-head BFF, gay football player, mill-worker-Renaissance-scholar, suicidal Moose, Mothers of Invention, Communists, racists, and Muhammad Ali. History and historical photos are sprinkled throughout the book.

The original edition of the book was an eBook, which has been rewritten and expanded. The new edition is now available in paperback, eBook, and audio at and all other book-sales outlets.

Maura Sweeney - Living Happy Inside Out

February 7, 2017

Are you creating a party or still living in polarity? What are the differences between these two atmospheres and how do they affect you and others around you?

We can live in environments that are supportive, inclusive and uplifting or we can default back to the land of conflicts, opposites and opposing forces.

One environment brings us peace and joy while the other keeps us in a continual state of fear, unease and instability. Learn more and discover how you can create your own happiness – from the inside out.

Then, listen to Anthony Witt from The Champion Entrepreneur talk about what makes him happy from the inside out, too.

The Frederic Byé Show - Friday Edition

February 3, 2017

School. It is becoming one of the most controversial subjects today. Kids are rebelling. They are bored. The traditional system tells us to get good grades so you can get a good, high-paying job. However, is this really what kids want today? Are they willing to give up their creative urges for a paycheck?  

I share an article from the Huffington Post written by a 14-year-old student who talks about this fascinating subject. 


Cate Montana on The Frederic Byé Show!

February 1, 2017

q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=150112353X&Format=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.