Empowering Chats with Susan Burrell
Spreading Holiday Cheer & Hope with Guest, Jason Morgan

Spreading Holiday Cheer & Hope with Guest, Jason Morgan

December 3, 2021

Ep #167 - Jason Morgan is my guest for this episode of Empowering Chats.  This will be my only show for the month of December. As I close out the year of 2021, I strongly encourage you to listen to the words of this very special man and his story or courage, hope and inspiration.

Jason is a Military Veteran and Author of the book, A Dog Called Hope.

In June of 1999, Jason Morgan was deployed to South America on a counter narcotics mission. His life was changed forever in the remote area of Ecuador when during an altercation with drug traffickers, his driver lost control of their SUV causing it to launch off the road into a steep ravine. Jason was ejected from the car and suffered a crushed spine. He was left for dead, drowning with his face submerged in swampy water, but then a miracle occurred. An American missionary working on radio towers in the area came upon the scene and saved Jason’s life.

Two months later Jason awoke from a coma with no immediate recollection of what had happened. He was told by doctors it was a miracle he had survived. However, as a result of his extensive injuries he was also told he would never walk again.

Jason is a paraplegic, and the non-profit organization Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) was a life-saver for him. With their help he was paired with a service dog to assist him in living an independent life. His first canine companion service dog, Napal, is the one featured in his book, A Dog Called Hope.

Napal changed his life and gave him hope. And because of this life-changing experienc and the special bond he had with Napal, Jason's life was forever changed.

Jason has since developed a special creed to offer hope to others who have been tragically injured: “I’ve tried to live my life by offering hope and renewed strength to those who have suffered a tragic injury or disability. Life may not be better or worse, but it will be different and I want to show them by example that you can live a productive life. And a life of purpose no matter what condition you’re in. You need to focus on your ability, not your disability.”

Jason lost his father, Mike Morgan on Thanksgiving Day and is asking my listeners to consider a donation to Canine Companions in his name. To make a donation please go to this link and click on the DONATE NOW button. www.cci.org 

To learn more about Jason Morgan visit his website: ssgtjasonmorgan.com

To order his book, A Dog Called Hope visit: barnesandnoble.com

To learn more about A Dog Called Hope visit: a-dog-called-hope-my-book

To listen to past podcasts and learn more about what I do please visit my website: .susanburrell.com

Aah . . . The Levels of Pleasure

Aah . . . The Levels of Pleasure

November 19, 2021

Ep #166 - Dr. Jia Gottlieb joins me for this amazing and Empowering Chat about his life and his book, aah ... The Pleasure Book. We dive into the 4 levels of pleasure as he has outlined them in his book. They include: The physical, the mental, the emotional and the spiritual, which are all part of our whole being.

We explore the act of freeing the mind and how to dispel the years of shame, guilt, fear many of us live with, in order to reclaim our wisdom of pleasure so we can live a beautiful and fulfilling life.  We also talk about working with your own human nature rather than against it so we can live from a place of love rather than fear. We have to be willing to be vulnerable and surrender the need to control.

Dr. Gottlieb grew up just outside of Chicago. His father, an Austrian Jew met his mother during World War II in southwest China.  After graduating from college he backpacked around the world for a year. During a 12-Day trek in the Himalayas he realized he should become a doctor. 

To learn more about Dr. Jia Gottlieb or to purchase his book please visit his website: JiaGottliebmd.com

To learn more about the work I do please visit: susanburrell.com

”One Planet, One People, One Hope” with Russell Martin…

”One Planet, One People, One Hope” with Russell Martin…

November 12, 2021

Episode #165 - My guest for this Empowering Chat is my good friend and Entrepreneur, Russell Martin. We have a wonderful chat about the oneness of humanity and how we can get back to seeing our collective similarities. The truth is that all people, everywhere, are more alike than different.  We all share a oneness in our humanity.  Both Russell and I have experienced this philosophy with people from many walks of life, including The Baha'i Faith, who believe in the oneness of humanity.

Russell's company, One Planet, One People, One Hope has this as its core mission, the belief that all people everywhere are one, and that they all share common hopes for peace and productive lives.

To that end Russell's company supports this collective view on the oneness of all and sells apparel promoting this positive message.

To learn more about Russell and One Planet, One People, One Hope please visit his website: OnePeopleOneHope.com

I invite you to also visit my website to learn more about how I show up in the world: SusanBurrell.com



November 5, 2021

Ep #164 - This solo episode of Empowering Chats comes with a powerful message.  A message about aligning with the high frequency of love. A message about seeking the safety button  . . .  and it’s not the one most of us think of seeking in times of fear. I challenge you to seek the vibration of love and explore what it means to resonate with the natural frequency of Source energy.  How does your personal wisdom respond to the emotion and vibration of love? As I approach the end of this year of 2021 with the theme of Light-Leader, I also focus on the word Resonate and what it means in our personal lives to resonate and wrap our arms around the natural frequency of Love.  In closing I also share a quote below from my mentor, Ernest Holmes.

Here are the inspirational words from Ernest Holmes:

Today I bestow the essence of love upon everything. My soul meets the soul of the Universe in everyone. Everything is beautiful, everything is meaningful. This love is a healing power that moves everything into wholeness. Healing the wounds of experience with its divine balm. I know that this love essence is the very substance of life. The creative principle in back of everything, flowing through my whole being. Spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. It flows in transcendent loveliness into my world of thought and form, ever renewing, vitalizing, bringing joy, harmony and blessing to everything and everyone it touches. Today I bestow the essence of love upon everything.

E. Holmes

To learn more about the work I do please check out my website: susanburrell.com

”Dying Consciously” with Adam Hall…

”Dying Consciously” with Adam Hall…

October 29, 2021

Ep #163 - What does it mean to die consciously? It may not be what you think. In this episode of Empowering Chats I have a powerful conversation with Author and Speaker, Adam Hall. We dive into his book, Divine Genius: The Unlearning Curve and investigate the power of surrendering in order to transform.

Adam's adventure into divine genius began in Santa Barbara, CA. He was a successful Real Estate Agent with a wife and 3 beautiful daughters. He was living the "California Dream" with a country club membership and a million-dollar home. He had all the traditional American ingredients for the "perfect" life. Except it wasn't perfect. One moment he had everything and in the next it was all gone! His business collapsed, his marriage fell apart, ending in divorce, and he became estranged from his daughters.

It was then that Adam had to take a long pause and look for answers that lay beyond his success and the money and prestige that had been dominating his life, and which his ego still craved.

Ultimately his journey took him to the jungles of Peru where he experienced a transformative Ayahausca Ceremony that led him to life-changing choices and radical shifts in his life.  In his book he explores what he learned and how he came to unlearn that which no longer served him. And he helps people speed up their "Unlearning Curve," through his book, coaching and speaking engagements.  Adam's goal is to help people access their Divine Mind to reach their unlimited wisdom and guidance.

Adam has a FREE Giveaway on his website for his eBook "The Little Book of Genius" - To get this offer visit: www.adamhall.solutions/ebook

For information about Adam Hall visit: www.adamhall.solutions

To Purchase Adam's book visit: www.adamhall.solutions/books

To learn more about how I show up in the world I invite you to visit my website: susanburrell.com

”Ever Wish a Truck Hit You?” with Jennifer Crowley…

”Ever Wish a Truck Hit You?” with Jennifer Crowley…

October 22, 2021

Ep #162 - Have you ever wished for a truck to hit you?  I am guessing not. And yet that is what it can feel like when your life appears to be out of control. My guest for my latest Empowering Chat Podcast is Jennifer Crowley, author of Ever Wish You Got Hit by a Truck?

Jennifer wrote her book, which is part real-life story, part workbook, after her own life-changing experiences in mid-life, which included divorce and leaving her 20-year successful job behind. And in her personal life she was dealing with the recent diagnosis of her mother’s breast cancer and her father’s recovery from a motorcycle accident. She found there was little spark left in her life and she wanted to start living a life she truly wanted.

So, she called upon her strength to make significant changes, and she is now sharing the life-changing practices and lessons she learned on her journey to support a more integrated and joy-filled life. Jennifer firmly believes she’s been put on this planet to help women be fearless in the face of change. She also works with women as a Certified Life Coach to help them work through their own personal life challenges.

Jennifer and I have a lively conversation about being stuck, hiding behind a mask of disempowerment and how to change your life using inspiration, meditation and self-love.

For more about Jennifer check out her website: ChangeableCoaching.com

To check out Jennifer's Book visit: changeablecoaching.com/book/

To learn more about how I show up in the world please visit my website: SusanBurrell.com

”The Oneness of All” with Brandon Beachum…

”The Oneness of All” with Brandon Beachum…

October 15, 2021

Ep #161 - This Empowering Chat Podcast episode features new author, Brandon Beachum.  Brandon recently penned his first book, entitled, The Golden Key. We have a lively and fun discussion about the Oneness of all beings, including being particles of the stars and the nature of reality. Brandon describes himself as a serial entrepreneur and credits much of his success to the application of his empowering perspectives which he shares in his book, The Golden Key. Brandon has packed this little gem of a book with his own spin on ideas from many thought leaders from the worlds of science and spirituality. Renowned thought leaders such as Lao Tzu, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden and Dr. Wayne Dyer, to name just a few. Brandon has gathered so much wisdom in this wonderful little book. I am excited and thrilled to share this podcast with all of you.

And Brandon has graciously gifted all of you, my listeners, with either the audio or kindle version of his book.  To access that gift please visit: GoldenKey.Gift

and be sure to enter the code: SUSANB when prompted.

To learn more about Brandon visit: positivehead.com

For access to Brandon’s Podcast, Positive Head visit: positivehead.com/podcasts

I invite you to also visit my website to learn more about how I show up in the world: susanburrell.com


”The Inner Game of Life” With Kate Eckman…

”The Inner Game of Life” With Kate Eckman…

October 8, 2021

Ep #160 - I am thrilled to welcome guest, Kate Eckman, an author and coach, to this episode of Empowering Chats. Kate is the author of the book, The Full Spirit Workout. In her book, Kate shares her personal journey of growth, and what she learned about empowered communication and resilience. Her book also outlines daily practices meant to help you transform and to co-create, with your inner wisdom, a spiritual life in all areas.

To order Kate's book, The Full Spirit Workout: kateeckman.tv/book

To learn more about Kate Eckman: kateeckman.tv

Check out my website to learn more about how I show up in the world: susanburrell.com


”Empowered & Reckless Love”

”Empowered & Reckless Love”

October 2, 2021

Ep #159 - In this solo episode of Empowering Chats which I have entitled, Empowered and Reckless Love, I question what it means to have low esteem and how we can find our way to empowerment by recklessly exploring the love we carry inside of ourselves. I think it’s about emptying out all the love we carry inside so that we can be filled again with love. While preparing for this episode I leaned into the Rumi poem, “Love is Reckless, Not Reason.”  And my book Live An Empowered Life, a 30-Day Journey, can be a good resource to help you fill your well of goodness with that empowered and reckless love.

To learn more about my book and to order it: susanburrell.com/book

For about me and how I show up in the world check out my website: susanburrell.com/about-susan


The Rumi Poem – Love is Reckless Not Reason

Reason seeks profit. 

Love comes on strong, consuming herself, unabashed. 

Yet in the midst of suffering, 

Love proceeds like a millstone, 

Hard surfaced and straight forward. 

Having dies to self-interest,

she risks everything and asks for nothing.

Love gambles away every gift God bestows.

”Unlocking The Flow” with Patricia Lohan…

”Unlocking The Flow” with Patricia Lohan…

September 24, 2021

Ep. #158 - Feng Shui expert and fellow Podcaster, Patricia Lohan joins me for this Empowering Chat about how to balance the energy in your home so that you can be supported in living your empowered life. Learn how to unlock the flow in your home and create the lifestyle that feels right for you.

Patricia and I discuss how aligning the foundational energy of your home will move stagnant energy, to create harmony and manifestation of all good things. Patricia claims that Feng Shui is acupuncture for your home and it will lift the vibration and energy in that special space that you occupy in your home.

To learn more about Patricia and the work she does visit her website: patricialohan.com

To Listen to Patricia's Podcast, "Live Your Dreams, Awake": patricialohan.com/podcast-live-your-dreams-awake/

For more about what I do please visit my website: susanburrell.com

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