Tareq Hadhad - Peace by Chocolate


And Friday was not the first time that Justin Trudeau has turned the global spotlight on "Peace by Chocolate".  In September, 2016, when he was addressing the UN Leaders Summit on Refugees in New York, he talked about how these new Canadians had become an inspiring model for the world to take note of. 

The Hadhad family ran a thriving chocolate company in Damascus, but lost everything when Syria descended into violence and chaos. After three years in a refugee camp in Lebanon, the family had the opportunity to come to Canada and they started a new life in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Within months of arriving, the Hadhad's resurrected their chocolate business - with a meaningful new name - and now they're creating happiness AND jobs ! 

My guest in this episode of The Soul Booth is Tareq Hadhad, the 26 year old son, who is now the face of the company...and a compelling voice for the rights of refugees.

Good Grief: Transforming Energy with the Wright Twins

Adoption after the age of 15 may be rare, but I'm 51 and I've recently BEEN adopted by a couple of 23 year olds ! 

Meaghan and Marie are identical twins, but they're also utterly unique. In this episode, I drag these hilarious sisters out from "behind the scenes" of The Soul Booth set...for a heart-to-heart about living life out-loud, losing their Mom at 14, and their uncanny knack for creating videos that go VIRAL ! (check out their TWIN TALK YouTube highlights at 2:13. For full effect, you'll have to tune in the video version at thesoulbooth.com)  

I promise you'll be entertained, energized, and maybe even enlightened after this exposure to the Wright approach:)

Thanks for listening...and STAY TUNED ! 

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Lama Tsultrim Allione - A Woman of Wisdom

Last weekend, I escaped to the refuge I’ve come to consider my home-away-from-home, The Kripalu Centre for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts.  As far as I’m concerned, it should be named the Centre for Perspective and Attitude Adjustment. That’s what it does for me. I always leave there rejuvenated and inspired, and this visit was no exception. 

My guest in this episode of The Soul Booth is a revered Buddhist teacher who happened to be leading my course at Kripalu.  Talk about a compelling life story ! Lama Tsultrim Allione was ordained as a Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition at the age of 22, but that was just the beginning of a winding life path that has included marriage, divorce, kids, grandkids…oh, and recognition as the reincarnation of an 11th century Tibetan saint !  (for her full bio & more: www.taramandala.org)

She is - along with all this - an author…and one of her books focuses squarely on overcoming our inner obstacles to happiness and freedom. It’s called Feeding Your Demons, and the book opens with this quote from the famous psychoanalyst, Carl Jung: “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”  

This path is about embracing instead of resisting, and in our conversation, the very engaging Lama Tsultrim talks about the principles involved in her approach to enlightenment, the intriguing narrative of her life story, meditation for the masses, and much more !  Enjoy...and stay TUNED ! ;)

David Maginley - Joyful Service

David Maginley is a huge human, literally and figuratively. He has the kind of job most people would deeply dread, but as you'll hear him explain, his work lights him up every day.    Although it might seem like a big promise, David may just change the way you think about life and death.  In fact, THAT is exactly what he does every day...and near the end of our conversation, he reveals the surprising reason he's so comfortable with the concept of mortality.

Anne Bérubé- Be Feel Think Do

This is it. My inaugural conversation in The Soul Booth. I'm not exaggerating when I say it's my privilege to introduce you to Anne Berubé.  She is a vibrant force of nature...but don't take my word for it. Ask Deepak Chopra - with whom she has studied and worked, or Anita Moorjani, the best-selling author of Dying to Be Me, who wrote the foreword for Anne's soon-to-be-released book.

I will always be grateful to Anne for introducing me to the late - but ever present - Wayne Dyer. We talk about Wayne in this conversation, and so much more. Enjoy...and welcome to The Soul Booth!

Download a free meditation from Anne at www.anneberube.com