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Ep. 100: ELENA CARDONE!

We had the privilege, as we celebrate 100 episodes of the podcast, of interviewing Elena Cardone! She opened up about her background and her relationship with Grant. She even explained why she wouldn’t even date him for over a year as well as why it was essential for both of them to work on themselves […]

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Ep. 099: Coronavirus Day 31 – Back to A New Normal + Brooke Baldwin’s Experience & More!

We talked today about John Kraskinski holding an online prom plus some of the parameters for reopening much of the economy.  We also shared some of Brooke Baldwin’s account of her experiences with the virus and our positive outlook moving forward!

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Ep. 098: Coronavirus Day 30 – Are Numbers Lying to Us? Reopening States & Apollo 13

We talked about how the numbers that have been reported surrounding the coronavirus may be very misleading. We also talked about some of the parameters and ramifications of reopening certain places as well as the 50th anniversary of the return of the Apollo 13 crew.

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Ep. 097: Coronavirus Day 29 – Reopening Casinos? Stocks Up, Food Makers & Brian Dennehy

Today we talked about some of the proposed parameters for reopening the hotels and casinos in Las Vegas as well as what’s driving some stocks upward with the developing coronavirus news. Listen for that and much more on this episode. And, most of all, let’s keep our heads up and stay strong together, my friends!

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Ep. 096: Coronavirus Day 28 – Wuhan Lab Conspiracy Theories, Reopening Economy & Words of Encouragement!

We touched on some of the conspiracy theories surrounding covid-19 and its origins. There are many theories and overall speculation regarding this. We also touched on how schooling and the economy as a whole may look as we return to business.

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Ep. 095: Coronavirus Days 26 & 27 – Stimulus Payments, $8.2 Million Mistake, Trump’s Total Authority Claim & More!

Today we talked more about the numbers which appear to slowly be leveling off as we reach a peak in the USA on the coronavirus infections and deaths. We talked about a man who apparently received $8.2 million in his bank account instead of the $1700 he anticipated. And, of course, we talked a bit […]

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Ep. 094: Coronavirus Day 25 – Stimulus Tracker, Fines, Disney World & The Flattening Curve!

We addressed several topics today involving concerts from home, stimulus payments, Disney World, increased alcohol consumption numbers and the forthcoming interview with Elena Cardone. Please send questions for her as a DM to @empower101 on Instagram or a direct email to [email protected] Here are the links to update your banking information and some information regarding […]

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Ep. 093: Coronavirus Days 23 & 24 – Happy Easter + Stimulus Payments, Air Force Fly-By and More!

HAPPY EASTER! We talked about Easter today including the contrasts in my world between Easter 2019 and Easter 2020. The same sorts of contrasts probably exist in yours as well. We talked about how the Thunderbirds flew in formation over hospitals in Las Vegas as well as the stimulus payments, which have started going out […]

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Ep. 092: Coronavirus Day 22 – Stimulus Money, Las Vegas Strip, David Goggins & Perspectives of My 100 Year Old Great Aunt Elinor!

In today’s episode, we covered a variety of topics surrounding all things mentioned in the title.  We encourage one and all to stay positive and to keep sharing in this podcast with us.  Share it with friends, family, co-workers, etc so we can build our united community together.  Don’t forget to visit Hope.EmpowerHumans.com for more […]

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Ep. 091: Coronavirus Days 20 & 21 – California vs. New York + Boris Johnson, Retailers & Glimmers of Hope!

In this episode, we talked about some of the differences of what has transpired in California vs. New York as well as some details surrounding the schools and some speculation from Dr. Fauci. There are many positive things to focus on as we approach a positive resolution of all this. Stay strong!

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Ep. 090: Laura Gassner Otting Returns! + Day 19 (New York, Hydroxychloroquine & Zinc?), TWO YEAR PODCAST-IVERSARY!

We were delighted to welcome back the always insightful Laura Gassner Otting to discuss the ongoing pandemic as well as her book and forthcoming course, both called Limitless.  We covered various thoughts, concerns and observations of the coronavirus situation as well as got in depth as to many of the deep principles in her book […]

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Ep. 089: Coronavirus Days 17 & 18 – NEW YORK: Inspiring Us As Always!

We talked today about some developments with the numbers as well as some help coming into New York from Washington state and China.  We also covered more reasons for hope and inspiration as we get through this virus situation together as ONE!

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Ep. 088: Coronavirus Day 16 – STAY SAFE! Italy, Spain, Masks, Ventilators & Dying Alone

In this episode, we talked more about the continuing crisis and effects of this virus situation. I am speaking to friends in New York, one of whom may join us for the podcast in the next few days as well. Stay positive, my friends!

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Ep. 087: Coronavirus Day 15 – “UNPRECEDENTED,” STIMULUS MONEY TIMING + The Election & Other Updates!

We talked about how so many of us are using the word “unprecedented” related to this covid-19 situation.  It truly is!  We talked about the stimulus money coming to individuals and families as well as businesses and how that will work.  Some thoughts also on the frustration and seriousness surrounding this as well as this […]

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Ep. 086: Coronavirus Days 13 & 14 – The Great Equalizer: COVID-19

We discussed several topics including the story of why episode 13 wasn’t released at the right time.  We also got into the numbers and talked a little about two interviews with a person in Italy and one in Sweden.  We covered some of the hopeful angles of this pandemic and how we can all come […]

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Ep. 085: Coronavirus Day 12 – Grocery Stores & Outdoor Delights + News & Commentary!

We discussed my experiences at Costco and Albertson’s as well as getting out with my boys. This all filters through the current (and extended) social distancing guidelines. We talked about some of the latest projections and some food for thought regarding all these facts. Thanks for joining us!

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Ep. 084: Coronavirus Days 10 & 11 – SWINE FLU vs CORONAVIRUS + More Updates!

As the title suggests, we delved into some stark differences between the swine flu outbreak and covid-19. The numbers are where the biggest difference lies and we discuss that, especially in terms of mortality today. We also discussed more in depth what is currently expected and some of the good that can and will come […]

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Ep. 083: Coronavirus Day 9 – NO MORE HOARDING! + News & Commentary

The situation continues to evolve with the coronavirus pandemic. We discuss some topics and shared an audio related to the hoarding that has gone on. We talked further about the numbers as well as the unemployment repercussions. Go to hope.empowerhumans.com for more!

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Ep. 082: Coronavirus Day 8 – Don’t Take Advil?, Mental Health, Financial Relief and More!

In today’s episode, we covered several topics as mentioned in the title.  The numbers in the USA have now exceeded China in terms of confirmed cases.  The USA has now also exceeded 1000 deaths and currently stands around 1300 deaths due to this virus.  We covered more aspects of the “stimulus” bill and what to […]

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Ep. 081: Day 7 – DR. NIMA: Becoming Trigger Proof + More Updates!

Dr. Nima is a dynamic speaker, teacher and so much more!  With his “Overview Method” and Trigger Proof Facebook group he helps people greatly reduce stress, dissolve and heal past wounds and baggage and really find their true path towards happiness, success and joy in life.  This is a process of looking at big pictures […]

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Ep. 080: Coronavirus Day 6 – Mortgage/Rent Payments: A Chain Reaction

Today we got more in depth on some of the numbers and comparisons specifically between China and Italy.  We also touched on the movement to legally stop mortgage and rent payments until this pandemic passes.  Keep studying and head over to Hope.EmpowerHumans.com for more info, links (including to our Facebook group) and memes for comic […]

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Ep. 079: Coronavirus Day 5 – Our Wedding?!

In this episode, we covered updated numbers and what it all means, including the vast number of people who have recovered so far.  We talked about some topics related to the stimulus package being proposed, inflation and some thoughts on the “Back to the Future” trilogy which I watched with my boys whilst quarantined.  Lastly, […]

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Ep. 078: Coronavirus Day 4 – Grandma Says!

In today’s episode, we talked more about the progressing nature of the numbers related to the coronavirus. We touched briefly on the death of Kenny Rogers yesterday, as well as my chat with my grandmother (“Grams”) and some of what she had to say and is experiencing. Again, go to Hope.EmpowerHumans.com to connect with our Facebook group and other […]

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Ep. 077: Coronavirus Day 3 – Some Good News

(There were a couple of minor, split-second audio glitches.)  We covered the current numbers and news surrounding this virus.  I also shared some positive news that shows progress in overcoming this pandemic.  This is a shorter episode, but we have a lot of great things coming!

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Ep. 076: Coronavirus Day 2 – MINDSET Tune-Up!

On Day 2 of our special series regarding our response to this coronavirus pandemic, we covered some thoughts for tuning up our mindset.  This has gotten bad and unpredictable very quickly, yet we are free to choose our response to this and anything else that crosses our path.  I firmly believe this is an opportunity […]

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Ep. 075: Coronavirus Day 1 – HOPE!

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has risen up very quickly and kind of punched us all collectively in the face! Jobs are being lost as people are becoming very ill, some of which are losing their lives to this virus while cities and businesses are being shut down along with schools. People are in self-isolation or quarantine […]

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