Podcasts Galore

There’s been no shortage of news, challenges, and opportunities this year, and many events, gatherings, and ceremonies have been put off. The world of podcasts is one area that has been booming. In addition to my show, Real Men Feel, I’m often a guest on other shows talking about modern masculinity, suicide prevention, energy work, and doing my best to shine my light.

Guru podcastLast October, I was interviewed for a series that was looking at James Arthur Ray. He was one of the stars of The Secret, which is how I first heard of him in December 2006. He became a top leader in the self-help space for years and appeared on Oprah, Larry King, and had a best selling book. It seemed like a tremendous career until tragedies struck at his live events culminating in three deaths in a Sedona sweat lodge in 2009. I was not at that event, but my wife and I did attend one a few months earlier in San Diego called Creating Absolute Wealth, where I witnessed a woman jump to her death. The series, Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment, was released in July.

At first, listening to it was difficult. I hadn’t thought about those events for years, and the series transported me back there a little too well. This was my first time being involved with a slick, highly produced podcast as opposed to simple conversations. I think they did a decent, well-rounded job. You can find it on all podcast platforms. In this week’s Real Men Feel, I spoke with the host of Guru, Matt Stroud.

I was recently a guest on MANifest TV with Nancy Benitez. Nancy talks to men about love.  We talked about some of my relationship challenges and recommendations for dealing with communication and self-care during this pandemic. It’s a quick 22-minute show.

I had a podcat first on my Beat The Clock appearance, Michelle Rubio-Garcia surprised me with a rendition of Happy Birthday and dubbed me the convicted feeler. We talked about how past traumas and suffering can be what makes you re-direct your life (into finding your purpose) and motivate you to challenge inherited stereotypes. I also touched on the importance of shattering silence, all while I answered: who was I? who am I? and who will I be?  An enjoyable and interesting format. You can listen to Beat The Clock on all podcast platforms or watch it here.

Michelle’s favorite takeaways:

  • The bravest thing you can do is speak up: you will almost NEVER get a bad reaction if you speak from a place of vulnerabilities. In fact, those might be the most life-changing conversations you may have.
  • You need to feel everything, even the bad. If you don’t, negative feelings manifest themselves into physical, harmful actions in your life.
  • Responsibility gives you power, not pressure.
  • Be clear: clarity brings you happiness and brings you into alignment.

It was cool to connect with these two women, and I encourage you to check their podcasts out. And I wish Michelle would write up her favorite takeaways from every conversation I have 🙂

I also had an outstanding, long conversation with Pastor Marcus Bakkar on his podcast, Straight Talk No Chaser covering my suicidal past, giving up, God, faith, and hope. Definitely worth a listen.

If you know of a show you think I should be on, or want to suggest a guest for Real Men Feel, give me a shout.

Much love to you,
Andy

 

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Talking Suicide and “Still Here” with Dr. Stem

Enjoying Life Is The Best Suicide Prevention Tool There IsLast week I had the privilege of being on the Dr. Stem Show – Living Fearlessly Outloud on Radio Outloud with Dr. Stem Mahlatini. We discussed my experiences with depression and suicide attempts as well as some of the lessons in my book, Still Here: How to Succeed in Life After Failing At Suicide.

From The Show:
Suicide is a tragic event with strong emotional repercussions for its survivors and for families of its victims. In 2014 there were  more than 42,000 people in the U.S. who killed themselves, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it the 10th leading cause of death overall. The numbers are astounding and a reminder that LIFE is precious. With enough education, empowerment, and encouragement our guest Andy Grant reminds us that enjoying and living life fearlessly out loud is the best suicide prevention.

The annual age-adjusted suicide rate is 12.93 per 100,000 individuals. Men die by suicide 3.5x more often than women. On average, there are 117 suicides per day. White males accounted for 7 of 10 suicides in 2014. From 1999 to 2014, suicide rates in the United States rose among most age groups. Men and women from 45 to 64 had a sharp increase. Rates fell among those age 75 and older. The increases were so widespread that they lifted the nation’s suicide rate to 13 per 100,000 people, the highest since 1986 a concern that needs to be addressed as we face the holiday season.

Andy teaches workshops ranging from energy tools to ebook publishing, and is the founder of Real Men Feel, a movement encouraging men to come out of the emotional closet. Andy is committed to helping people realize how magnificent life is meant to be. Andy believes happiness is a learnable skill and no matter what has happened in the past, no matter how we feel right now, we are all capable of feeling happier and enjoying our lives even more.

“Enjoying life is the best suicide prevention tool there is.” Andy Grant

For Further Insight:
Follow Andy on Twitter
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Books: Amazon.com/author/AndyGrant
Andy’s Real Men Feel Podcast: Real Men Feel on iTunes

If you are in an emotional crisis PLEASE do not hesitate to reach out for help, now! Call 1-800-273-TALK in the United States. Visit suicide.org for international numbers.

Ask The Records with Andy Grant, Live Call In Show

Ask The RecordsAfter a brief hiatus, I am excited to have my radio show, Ask The Records with Andy Grant, returning to action. Our next episode will be a live call-in show on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 8pm Eastern. You can listen in, call in and have your Records opened for a questions or two, and now you can even watch us on video.

To be part of the show, the number to dial is 408-638-0968 code 106 411 688. To watch on video visit True2YouRadio.com at or shortly before the live show for links to check us out via live video.

If you want your Akashic Records opened as part of the show, I will need your full legal name to perform the reading. If you are not comfortable giving that information on the air you can email it prior to the live show to True2YouRadio@gmail.com with the subject line Akashic Reading.

Our normal live slot with be the third Wednesday of each month at 8pm Eastern. You can listen to prior episodes here. You can even subscribe to the podcast and get all recorded shows via iTunes.

 

Linda Howe Joins the Next “Ask The Records with Andy Grant”

Ask The RecordsI am very excited to have author, teacher and Akashic Records expert Linda Howe join me on Thursday, October 22 for the next episode of Ask The Records with Andy Grant on True2YouRadio.com. Linda’s Pathway Prayer Process as shared in her book, How To Read The Akashic Records, is the method I use to access the Records for myself and clients and I’m honored to have Linda as my teacher, mentor and friend.Andy Grant and Linda Howe

 

This will be a live interview at 8pm Eastern and we may even be taking questions from callers. We will not be doing readings, but rather answering questions about the Akashic Records. You can listen to prior episodes here. You can even subscribe to the podcast and get all recorded shows via iTunes.

Linda Howe is an award-winning author and the leading expert in the field of Akashic Studies. Her joy is focusing on the Akashic Records as a spiritual resource for personal empowerment and transformation. Linda was the first person to make access to the Records available to anyone with a desire to learn, through her Pathway Prayer Process©. She has been working in the Records since 1994 and teaching since 1996. In 2001 she founded the Linda Howe Center for Akashic Studies in Chicago, teaching thousands of people from all over the world. Her first two books were How to Read the Akashic Records (Sounds True, 2009) and Healing Through the Akashic Records (Sounds True, 2011). Now, Linda is thrilled to be able to share her latest work, Discover Your Soul’s Path Through the Akashic Records: Taking Your Life from Ordinary to ExtraOrdinary, published in February 2015 by Hay House.

Linda Howe

Linda Howe