This week on Voices of Courage, Ken D. Foster is joined by Peter Jennings and Dr. Michael Stern to discuss the courage to find your infinite self. It takes courage to let go of the past. It takes even more courage to change our minds. And, it takes even more courage to become our brilliant selves.
Ken Foster opens this week by speaking about the super-conscious mind, which is intuitive and beyond our imagination. If we don’t tune into that super-conscious mind, we are not helping ourselves. The first guest is author Peter Jennings, who has spent his career running communications, advertising, and public relations agencies, with clients including McDonalds, IBM, and Coca Cola. He speaks on his new book, “Until I Smile At You”, and the motivations behind writing it, explaining the courage behind Ruth Lowe, whom the book is about, and her life and journey as a songwriter for singers like Frank Sinatra.
The next segment begins with Peter Jennings giving the background of why he chose to write the book and how Ruth Lowe’s son personally chose him to write the book on her life. While he had always had respect for Ruth Lowe’s life and career, he found that diving deeper into her life gave him a greater sense of respect for her accomplishments. He details one of her most courageous stories, in which she went to work as a piano player to support her family after the death of her father.
At the start of the third segment, Peter Jennings discusses what gave Ruth the courage to be a leader at a time when it was hard for a woman to do so. Ken introduces the next guest for this episode, Dr. Michael Stern, who is the founder and chairman of the Seattle Weight Loss Center, a non-profit that provides free weight loss consultations to all of its patients. Dr. Stern discusses the realization that in order to have success in one’s life, you must give to others. Every time he was able to help patients, he felt good, which has sustained and given him joy to carry on his career throughout his life. He continues to discuss his struggle with illness, and how he had to physically and mentally adjust to his life gradually becoming completely altered.
The final segment begins with Dr. Stern discussing his new book and how writing about what he has been teaching throughout his career from a one-on-one perspective as a way to help more people. The book is for anyone who has been struggling with weight loss throughout their life and how his previous experiences with being overweight. His book touches upon different diets and all of their effectiveness in working if one does stick with it. He continues to explain how people can get into the mindset of losing weight and how they can mentally prepare to effectively lose weight. The key to maintaining long term weight is to keep doing something different and establishing your weight setpoint. Peter Jennings returns to close out the show by giving his essential message to the world.