#303 Charlie Hedges: The Next Chapter’s Next Chapter

December 5, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Podcast Opening 

I have an important announcement to make today. This week we are beginning a two-month break on the Podcast and the Blog for the Next Chapter with Charlie. We will be most silent for the next two months, December 2023 thru January 2024. We will begin again the second week of February. 

The time has come to Reconsider our purpose and our goals. For more than 9 years of blogs and 6 years of podcasts, our primary focus has been on In Search of Meaning, Adventure, and Awe. I am pleased with the work we have done. More than 300 podcasts and over 450 blogs. 

However, as we approach a full decade of service, I feel that have grown significantly and I have learned even more about what I call “the purpose of life and the role of the fingerprint of God in all we do.”

We are living in a culture of confusion. Something is missing in life. And most of us are not even sure what that is.

It’s time to talk about it. I intend to devote the next two months to creating a strategy for discussing how to Awaken within Each of Us a More Loving World.

So today I have asked my dear friend, Wendy Hooper Ross, to partner with me in discussion as she interviews me regarding my mission in life and with the Next Chapter with Charlie. 

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#302 Rebecca Whitman: Manifest YOUR Abundant Life!

November 28, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Our special guest today is truly very special. Rebecca Whitman created her very successful life, manifested it, and lives into it. Today, I want to ask Rebecca about what it takes to manifest and create the kind of life that matches who you are inside.  

Just a couple of Notes on Rebecca.  

Rebecca’s mission: I am passionate about empowering overworked and overwhelmed women to transform from BURNED OUT to Balanced, Beautiful and Abundant. 

Rebecca’s Reputation: Selected as Top Coach of the Year 2022, by the International Association of Top Professions.  

Just One Little Piece of Advice from Rebecca: Being a business owner is multi-dimensional and it can be quite challenging to successfully manage it all and trying to Lone Wolf it is setting yourself up for overwhelm, burn-out and eventually… often, failure.


Get all the information you need PLUS Rebecca’s Free Journal HERE.

Visit Rebecca’s Website HERE. 

Visit Rebecca on Instagram: @rebeccaewhitman


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#301 Terry Hershey: We Plan… Then Things Go Wrong!

November 21, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

I planned and prepared for our podcast today. And come showtime I was ready to roll.

One problem: Exactly at showtime, there was no guest to be found. Who knows why?

Instead of just cancelling the studio time, I made a quick call to Terry Hershey who immediately said, “What are friends for? Let’s do the show!”

So, here we are with a fun show. No prep. Little direction. 

Just a title from a Krista Tippett quote: “We plan… and things go wrong.”


Click here for a link to get a copy Terry’s book, The Gift of Enough.

Check out more about Terry and his blog Sabbath Moment on his website at www.terryhershey.com 



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#300 Nikki La Croce: Thriving After “Personal Armageddon”

November 14, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Our guest today is so fun. My personal assistant, the amazing Melissa DeLacey, loves Nikki and so will you after you hear what she has to say.  

Nikki La Croce is yet another of those rule-breaking millennials. Just so you know, I love the Gen Z’s and Millennials who bring to us a refreshed sense of passion and purpose… with values that are both traditional as well as shocking. So fun!!! 

Regarding a bit shocking… Nikki hosts a popular podcast with the title of “Who the F*ck?” Soon to be rebranded “Who the F*ck Am I?” Just the “name” of her show offers a bit of the edgy style of creative and loving people in the Gen Z and Millennial camps. 

Her primary focus is all about human connection with a primary emphasis on the vehicle of “conversation.” 


Check out Nikki’s podcast, Who the F*ck, HERE.

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#299 Steve Farrell: Vital Connections and Your Conscious Future

October 26, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes  

Our guest today is truly a “next chapter kind of guy.”

Steve Farrell attained the pinnacle of success as a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, founding two high-tech firms. Then he pivoted to take the lead of Humanity’s Team, which is a global nonprofit designed to help people everywhere awaken to our interconnectedness

Steve’s latest book, “A New Universal Dream,”  is the inspiring story of Steve’s journey from the pursuit of wealth and traditional ideas of success toward a more fulfilling life of caring and service to others and to humanity. 


Check out Steve’s latest book, A New Universal Dream

Visit Steve’s website at HumanitysTeam.org

Also you can check out their platform at Humanity Stream+ streaming service.

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#298 Dr Dan Karlin: Psychedelics and Psychiatry

October 17, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 


Our fascinating guest today is a game-changer in progressive psychiatric treatments to manage mental issues like anxiety and depression and ADHD. 

Dan Karlin is the Chief Medical Officer of a company called MindMed, whose mission is to improve patient outcomes by unlocking the full therapeutic potential of psychedelics and other novel therapeutic targets. 

So yes. Today’s show is all about psychedelics and improvements in mental health.  

As a hippie in the 1960’s I am not unfamiliar with LSD and psilocybin. So I have plenty of questions. Dan has plenty of responses.  

Just a bit on our guest: Dr Dan Karlin joined MindMed as Chief Medical Officer in February 2021 following MindMed’s acquisition of HealthMode, the company he co-founded and led as CEO. Prior to HealthMode, Dan served as the Global Clinical Lead at Pfizer. He is Board certified in Psychiatry and Addictive Medicine. 

In other words, Dan Karlin knows what he is talking about. So, let’s bring him on the show. 


Click HERE to learn more about Dan Karlin and MindMed (at mindmed.co)


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#297 Logan Crow: Art House Cinema and Horror Films

October 10, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Our guest, Logan Crow, is the founder of The Frida Cinema, the only non-profit art house cinema in Orange County, CA. 

Logan Crow, an avid and lifelong film lover, with an affinity for horror, cult, avant-garde, and genre cinema. He has distinguished himself as one of Southern California’s preeminent advocates for film and art house cinema. 

I am very much looking forward to our chat. You probably don’t know that I am a huge fan of the movies, especially those films that may be considered a bit “avant-garde.” I go “the movies”… probably once a week… maybe more…

That’s why I can’t wait for my discussion with Logan about film and the world of art house cinema. 


Click here for a link to support The Frida Cinema.  

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#296 Terry Hershey: Managing Fate and Burnout

October 3, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Today, I want to chat with Terry Hershey about a subject that I have been pondering and journaling on for several months. The subject is, how you might Manage Your Fate. NOTE: However, we begin the show with a detailed conversation about Burnout.

On to Managing Fate… 

Think of your life as an ongoing process of becoming. 

In my mind, two primary factors influence everything that happens in your life. Fate and Choice.

Fate represents all that you cannot control in life. (Or think you cannot control). And…

Choice manages the impacts of that fate and even redirects it.  

I am advocating that you can maximize who you want to be… right now, tomorrow, and the days after that. 

If you’re a frequent listener of the show then you’re already familiar with our always special guest, Terry Hershey. If you don’t know him, Terry is a prolific writer, conference keynote speaker, renowned landscape architect, and spiritual advisor. 

With that, let’s bring on our guest. 


Click here for a link to get a copy Terry’s book, The Gift of Enough.

Check out more about Terry and his blog Sabbath Moment on his website at www.terryhershey.com



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#295 Rich Kirkpatrick: Unlocking Your Creative Genius

September 26, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

Hi All, 

Our discussion today is about one of my very favorite subjects: Creativity. We will delve into the questions: Are you a Creative and if you are, what might a Creative Process look like? 

Our special guest today is author, speaker, and popular musician Rich Kirkpatrick. Late last year Rich published an incredibly useful book titled MINDBLOWN. It’s all about Unlocking Your Creative Genius. And yikes…we have a lot to talk about!

Just a bit about Rich Kirkpatrick. 

Rich Kirkpatrick, a native of San Jose, California, has worked as a church musician and ministry leader. He writes, consults, and speaks about the intersection of creativity, faith, and leadership.

Rich also writes a blog, and his work has appeared on several prominent sites. 

Enjoy the show. 


Check out Rich’s blog HERE.

Please look at Rich’s new book (which I very much enjoyed): MINDBLOWN: Unlock Your Creative Genius by Bridging Science and Magic.

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#294 Ann Hince: Unwinding Your Past

September 21, 2023 by Charlie Hedges − 0 Comments

Show Notes 

A common subject these days has to do with the trauma… and how each of us has experienced some kind of trauma in our past and, unfortunately for many, it is still a very present reality. A theme I have been working on for a couple of years now, is that each of us is an amalgamation of who we have been and what we have experienced in our past. And very often, that past continues to slip into our present making, us prey for our demons of our past. 

What if we could find a way to manage and deal with negative events of our past that we could possibly we could live freer and less burdened lives? 

Our special guest today, Ann Hince, has successfully developed a process for dealing with past trauma in such a way as to reduce or even dismiss its impact on our lives. She offers some unique insights that we will certainly explore. 

Just a bit about Ann Hince. 

When Ann was 19, she woke one morning to find her mother dead in her bathroom. Twenty years later the tears from that trauma were still just under the surface but continued to have severe effects on her emotional well-being.

As she was raising her two boys, Ann determined enough was enough. She wanted to be what she calls “a calm mom.” 

It all began when she realized that she needed to change her ways of thinking, so she developed a 3-pronged approach to “unwinding her past.” 

Today Ann is a calm mom. I want to find out how she got there. 


Visit Ann Hince’s website HERE

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