The Self-Help Rockstar Show

The Self-Help Rockstar Show

www.barrymangione.com
The Self-Help Rockstar Show (formerly the No Easy Answers podcast) is where self-help becomes cool. After overcoming his own personal obstacles and demons, host Barry Mangione is on a mission to share the tools, tricks, and timeless truths that helped …


#200 - Follow Your Inspiration
Aug 31, 2016 • 25 min
Today I’m announcing that I’m “suspending my campaign” as podcaster for a while to focus on music. I’m about as happy and inspired as I’ve ever been with the music I’m writing and the guys I’m performing it with, and it’s time to give that my full atte…
#199 - Fasting and Cravings
Aug 24, 2016 • 19 min
What do you crave? What would happen if you fasted from it, maybe not permanently, but intermittently? In this episode, I talk about my experimentation this week with intermittent fasting, and what it’s doing for me physically and spiritually. I’m i…
#198 - Sex, Love, and Relationships, Part 2 with Maj Wismann
Aug 17, 2016 • 36 min
Welcome to part 2 of my interview with sexologist and relationship counselor, Maj Wismann. In this episode, Maj and I continue our conversation and talk more about sex drive, libido, and hormones, with a special focus on the relationship between stress…
#197 - Sex, Love, and Relationships, Part 1 with Maj Wismann
Aug 10, 2016 • 36 min
Today’s guest is Danish sexologist and relationship counselor, Maj Wismann. Maj and I talked for quite a while in this interview, so I’m airing it in two parts. In today’s part 1, Maj and I talk more about relationships and communication. You can …
#196 - Transactional Sacrifice (The Economy of Suffering)
Aug 3, 2016 • 20 min
Today I’m featuring a short audio clip of my dad talking about going to work at age 14 driving a truck for his father when his father was in the hospital. I listened to my dad telling this story and was inspired until it went in a different direction w…
#195 - The Art and Science of Fermenting, with Dr. Jeremy Princi
Jul 27, 2016 • 52 min
If you’ve been hearing about the health benefits of fermented foods and wondering what they’re all about, this episode is for you. My guest today is Dr. Jeremy Princi, chiropractor and nutrition & lifestyle coach. You can find Jeremy online at his webs…
#194- Making Music with Sir Cadian Rhythm
Jul 20, 2016 • 50 min
I’m excited to have Alex and Richie from Sir Cadian Rhythm on the show today! I met these guys a while back at a show in Port Chester, NY. I listened to their music, and knew I wanted to have them on the show. These guys have a passion for writing and …
#193 - We Are One with Spirit (part one), with Erin Furry
Jul 13, 2016 • 38 min
Today’s guest is wellness practitioner, yoga instructor, fitness instructor, and all-around spiritual being, Erin Furry. Erin and I met when I visited DeFranco’s Gym at Onnit Academy during my trip to Austin, TX earlier this year. In this part one …
#192 - Flow Versus Force
Jul 6, 2016 • 27 min
The show returns today from a one week hiatus while I was away with Appalachia Service Project, helping to repair and rebuild homes in rural West Virginia. In this episode, hear how my plans for simplifying my life for a week got turned upside-down…
#191 - Something’s Gotta Give (Wisdom Wednesday)
Jun 22, 2016 • 17 min
This week, it’s just me, folks! I’m embarking on two journeys soon. One is my annual trip to Appalachia to work with Appalachia Service Project (www.asphome.org), and the other is a journey to streamline and simplify my life. In this episode, I tal…
#190 - Food, Meditation, and Self-Care, with Cassandra Bodzak (Wisdom Wednesday)
Jun 15, 2016 • 50 min
Today my guest is holistic lifestyle guide, Cassandra Bodzak. Cassandra’s here to talk about our relationships with food and with our bodies. When we decide to make changes in our lifestyle and our diet to become healthier, we often overlook how we…
#189 - Art Behind Prison Walls, with Kim Breden (Wisdom Wednesday)
Jun 8, 2016 • 52 min
The moment Kim Breden told me she was involved with staging musicals in maximum security prisons, I knew I had to have her tell those stories on this show. Kim is a musical theater performer, teacher, and director. She’s the owner of Be Mused Productio…
#188 - It’s Love (Inspiration Monday)
Jun 6, 2016 • 12 min
It’s love that holds it all together… That’s the chorus of this week’s song, and that’s what I’m focusing on right now. This will be the last Inspiration Monday episode for a while as I scale back to airing shows once a week. I’ll be focusing on w…
#187 - Meet Your Energy Spirit Guide, with Elena Swan (Wisdom Wednesday)
Jun 1, 2016 • 41 min
Time for a guided meditation with my good friend, Elena Swan! Elena is a psychic medium, Reiki master, meditation coach and angel card reader. She’s on the show today to take us through a guided meditation where we’ll get to meet our energy spirit …
#186 - Dark Necessities (Inspiration Monday)
May 30, 2016 • 11 min
I LOVE this song by Red Hot Chili Peppers, both for the music and the lyrics. I love that it’s a new song and a new take on embracing your shadow self. I’ve talked before on the show about accepting the darker aspects of our selves in order to find bal…
#185 - I Got Nothin (Wisdom Wednesday)
May 25, 2016 • 17 min
Yeah, so this Wednesday this wisdom is coming from… me :) Normally I feature interviews with awesome people who have life-improving wisdom and experience to share. This time, technical difficulties and scheduling challenges left me without any rec…
#184 - Check My Brain (Inspiration Monday)
May 23, 2016 • 8 min
This week, I’m needing help with some new challenges, so I’m reaching out to people who’ve been there already and made it through those challenges. Instead of thinking I know everything and pushing my way through things blindly, I’m talking to people w…
#183 - Funding (F-Word Friday)
May 20, 2016 • 10 min
F-Word Friday is back! At least, for this Friday. F-Word Friday episodes will be bonus episodes for the time being, usually unedited and raw. I took a break for a while to focus my time and energy on music, but I had some extra time and some inspira…
#182 - Conscious Aging, with Jerome Kerner (Wisdom Wednesday)
May 18, 2016 • 47 min
Instead of asking “How old are you?” what if we asked, “How many years of life experience do you have?” That’s one of the questions posed by my guest today, certified sage-ing leader, Jerome Kerner. In this interview, Jerome and I talk about sage-in…
#181 - Empty (Inspiration Monday)
May 16, 2016 • 12 min
Who’s taking up space in your head? It might be time to take out the… Garbage. Yes, I said that. I’m sorry. I couldn’t resist. Seriously, though, are you using up energy thinking about someone who did you wrong, or talking about them? Let’s use today…
#180 - Straightjacket Coaching, with Jason Gardner (Wisdom Wednesday)
May 11, 2016 • 41 min
*Editor’s Note* The original broadcast of this episode had some audio errors. My apologies to Jason and my listeners. What’s your straightjacket? What’s holding you back from doing what you long to do and living the life you want to live? My guest t…
#179 - The Things She Do (Inspiration Monday)
May 9, 2016 • 14 min
It’s a love song for a change! I know the songs and the material often get heavy on this show, but for this week, I’m picking an upbeat love song! The song is “The Things She Do,” by Sofa City Sweetheart. You can download it or stream it here on Ban…
#178 - Kiss. Smile. Breathe. Repeat., with Andrew Hutchinson (Wisdom Wednesday)
May 4, 2016 • 45 min
You may not know Andrew Hutchinson yet, but I’m hoping that Kiss, Smile, Breathe, Repeat will soon become ubiquitous so that everyone can have access to Andrew’s brand of self-healing. Andrew is a teacher of self-healing. He’s an ex-sufferer of anx…
#177 - Fighting the Darkness (Inspiration Monday)
May 2, 2016 • 16 min
This week’s song is about recognizing what’s unsustainable in your life and opening your eyes to see ways to change it. In this episode, you’ll hear me talking about breaking down my mom’s door, the origin of this week’s song, and more. You can down…
#176 - Authenticity, with The Realest Idealist (Wisdom Wednesday)
Apr 27, 2016 • 53 min
What does it mean to be authentic? To be true to one’s true self? Those are some of the questions we ask in my conversation with The Realest Idealist. If you missed his first appearance on the podcast, check it out here on iTunes: https://itunes.apple….
#175 - Purple Rain (Inspiration Monday)
Apr 25, 2016 • 14 min
Today’s message draws from the third verse of Prince’s “Purple Rain”: I know times are changing It’s time we all reach out for something new That means you too Prince’s untimely death is another reminder of just how precious life is and how pre…
#174 - Foremost (F-Word Friday)
Apr 22, 2016 • 5 min
Normally, I edit my episodes the night before they’re scheduled to be released. Last night, the news of Prince’s death hit me so hard, I completely forgot about the podcast, so I’m editing it & uploading it this morning. I had no idea when I record…
#173 - Getting to the Heart of Understanding, with Anthony Cardno (Wisdom Wednesday)
Apr 20, 2016 • 42 min
Today’s show is more a conversation than an interview, featuring my friend Anthony Cardno. Anthony came over to record some vocal tracks for an upcoming song he’s working on, and we decided to sit down and have a chat. The conversation starts with us t…
#172 - Wouldn’t It Be Good? (Inspiration Monday)
Apr 18, 2016 • 11 min
You couldn’t dream how hard I’ve got it. Sometimes we feel that way, but the problem with that is that it alienates us from anyone who actually might understand what we’re going through. Feeling like we’ve got a monopoly on pain & suffering creates a b…
#171 - Famous (F-Word Friday)
Apr 15, 2016 • 10 min
I have a confession to make: sometimes I judge people. I know it’s not very Self-Help Rockstar of me, but I’m human, so it happens. But this past weekend, I discovered a new way to turn that judgment around and release it once I realize I’m doing i…
#170 - Best of Interviews, Volume 1 (Wisdom Wednesday)
Apr 13, 2016 • 50 min
Today’s show features clips from my current top five most downloaded interviews. It’s sort of like the “Self-Help Rockstar Awards,” voted on by the listeners! And the winners are… Jeffrey Hayzlett: http://hayzlett.com/ Tony Moze: http://www.ton…
#169 - Over It (Inspiration Monday)
Apr 11, 2016 • 13 min
“Get over it.” If you’ve ever been told to “get over it,” no matter what “it” is for you, you know how difficult it can be to hear that from someone when you’re going through “it.” In this episode, I use this song as a springboard to talk about …
#168 - Flurries (F-Word Friday)
Apr 8, 2016 • 9 min
It’s Spring here in the American northeast. Or Is it? Temperatures have turned cold, and we’re having some snow. Some of us are dealing with it well. Some of us are complaining and wishing for the unseasonably warm temperatures to come back. When wh…
#167 - What’s In Your Relaxation Toolbox? with Dana Campbell (Wisdom Wednesday)
Apr 6, 2016 • 47 min
If you’re like me, you’ve suffered from burnout at some point in your life. Maybe it was because of your career, maybe it was for other reasons. My guest today is career strategy and burnout coach, Dana Campbell. You can find her online at http://da…
#166 - Knockin On Heaven’s Door (Inspiration Monday)
Apr 4, 2016 • 14 min
So last week I performed at a funeral (believe it or not, it wasn’t my first time). The family wanted non-traditional church music for the service, so my wife asked me if I would play some classic rock songs, and this song was one of them. Being a p…
#165 - Feckless (F-Word Friday)
Apr 1, 2016 • 11 min
Happy April Fool’s Day! Today’s f-word is “feckless.” Do you feel like you’re going through the motions? Like you’re dealing with the mechanics of things but not the meaning? Like you just don’t have the initiative to do things? Take some time this …
#164 - It’s Really Weird Being Normal, with Matt Paxton (Wisdom Wednesday)
Mar 30, 2016 • 48 min
My guest today is extreme cleaning specialist and all-around awesome dude, Matt Paxton. Matt can be seen on A&E’s Hoarders: http://www.aetv.com/shows/hoarders I met Matt about three years ago when I appeared on his podcast, Five Decisions Away. You …
#163 - Smoke (Inspiration Monday)
Mar 28, 2016 • 17 min
Today’s song is “Smoke” by The Jimmy Willden Band. You can find Jimmy’s music on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JimmyWilldenOfficial/?fref=ts Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/jimmywillden Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1dp…
#162 - Fatigue (F-Word Friday)
Mar 25, 2016 • 23 min
I just flew back from Austin, and boy am I… tired! I had a great time performing at Texas Indie Fest, but man, did I deal with fatigue during my trip. Listen to this episode to hear why I was so fatigued, what I learned from it, and what I recomme…
#161 - Surviving Heartbreak and Moving Forward, with Sharon Stokes (Wisdom Wednesday)
Mar 23, 2016 • 37 min
Wouldn’t it be great to have someone to help you navigate your way through a difficult breakup rather than having to figure things out on your own during that difficult time? Sharon Stokes is a breakup and life fulfillment coach, helping people survive…
#160 - Winning (Inspiration Monday)
Mar 21, 2016 • 12 min
Even though the song for today is “Winning,” the episode was inspired by a loss. I recorded this episode shortly after watching Conor McGregor lose to Nate Diaz at UFC 196. The message behind this episode isn’t really about winning or losing, it’s a…
#159 - Fearlessly (F-Word Friday)
Mar 18, 2016 • 14 min
It’s the final episode of Float Week! Today’s f-word is: fearlessly. That’s how I was able to answer and answer difficult questions while floating: fearlessly. If you’re not able to find a float center near you, my recommendation for this week …
#158 - Rise Above and Float On, with Micah Saccomanno (Wisdom Wednesday)
Mar 16, 2016 • 51 min
Welcome to part two of Float Week! This is a unique episode, since I’m interviewing Micah Saccomanno, owner of Rise Above Floatation, immediately after a ninety minute float session at Rise Above. In this interview, Micah and I talk about the histo…
#157 - Pain Has Gills (Inspiration Monday)
Mar 14, 2016 • 16 min
Welcome to Float Week on The Self-Help Rockstar Show! This week is inspired by my recent experiences with floatation and sensory deprivation, so each episode this week will be inspired by some element of water or floating. Today’s song is “Pain Has …
#156 - Fact (F-Word Friday)
Mar 11, 2016 • 10 min
Go with your gut - after you check the facts! This episode is inspired by the presidential primaries here in the U.S., but it could easily apply to other areas of life. When you have to make a decision, sometimes you want to go with your gut. Someti…
#155 - Help for the Homeless, with Mel Berger (Wisdom Wednesday)
Mar 9, 2016 • 26 min
This week, I had the privilege of volunteering with the Emergency Shelter Partnership here in Westchester County, NY, giving a group of homeless people a place to sleep every night, and feeding them dinner, breakfast, and a bag lunch. I was inspired by…
#154 - Start Over (Inspiration Monday)
Mar 7, 2016 • 13 min
“Just hold on. You can wait. You can start over and over again.” Inspiring words from one of my favorite vocalists, Genevieve. Today’s song lyrics pretty much speak for themselves without any hidden meaning or mystery. It’s all about holding on thro…
#153 - Forceps (F-Word Friday)
Mar 4, 2016 • 11 min
How exactly can you “wrap your head around” something? Wouldn’t you have to break your head in order to do that? How about letting something you want to learn wrap itself around your head instead? This episode is about letting go of your ego and…
#152 - Q and A (Wisdom Wednesday)
Mar 2, 2016 • 25 min
Today I’m turning the tables and taking questions from the audience. In this brief Wisdom Wednesday episode, I answer a few questions about some projects I’m working on, what I’m working on within myself, and a bit of my history. If you have any…
#151 - Reach for the Sky (Inspiration Monday)
Feb 29, 2016 • 12 min
THIS is a kick-ass song to start your week right! “Reach for the sky, cuz tomorrow may never come” - How many times have we lost someone close to us, maybe someone who passed away before their time, and we realize how important and precious life is,…
#150 - Footing (F-Word Friday)
Feb 26, 2016 • 13 min
In this episode, I talk about losing your emotional footing and how to work toward getting it back. Besides losing my own emotional footing this week, I also lost power at my house last night due to the weather here in NY, so I was delayed in editin…
#149 - Pulling Out the Root of Dis-ease with Drs. Mark and Michele Sherwood (Wisdom Wednesday)
Feb 24, 2016 • 49 min
There’s so much valuable information in this episode, I don’t even know where to begin! Doctors Mark and Michele Sherwood are a team of wellness practitioners dedicated to improving people’s lives through functional medicine, paleo principles, and s…
#148 - Got A Call (Inspiration Monday)
Feb 22, 2016 • 11 min
This episode is about letting go of unhealthy relationships and unhealthy ties to the past, and it’s inspired by the song “Got A Call” by Land of Talk. Just because we sometimes get a call from the past, doesn’t mean we have to answer it. Even if we…
#147 - Feminism (F-Word Friday)
Feb 19, 2016 • 14 min
It’s the last day of Rorie Kelly Week here on The Self-Help Rockstar Show. For this episode, I asked Rorie to give me an f-word, and she gave me “feminism.” Nice, easy, light subject to tackle, right? So I put my Self-Help Rockstar spin on femini…
#146 - You Can’t Look for What You Don’t Want, with Rorie Kelly (Wisdom Wednesday)
Feb 17, 2016 • 50 min
Welcome to part 2 of Rorie Kelly Week! In this episode, Rorie and I talk about the lessons learned from successfully crowdfunding her album, Rising Rising Rising, and after the crowdfunding, what it took to actually get the album produced and releas…
#145 - Don’t Give In (Inspiration Monday)
Feb 15, 2016 • 12 min
It’s Rorie Kelly Week on The Self-Help Rockstar Show! This week, it’s all about my friend, singer/songwriter, and ladybeast, Rorie Kelly. You can find her online at roriekelly.com and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/roriekelly Rorie is a whole …
#144 - Fester (F-Word Friday)
Feb 12, 2016 • 15 min
Welcome to FesterFest 2016!!! Featuring all your favorite bands, including: Self-Judgment Resentment Anger Fear Rejection …and many more!!! Ok, those aren’t bands, they’re negative emotions, but that’s what today’s episode is about: all…
#143 - Love is a Choice, with Melissa Boyer (Wisdom Wednesday)
Feb 10, 2016 • 42 min
Love is a choice (and a whole bunch of other c-words too). Today is a special Valentine’s edition of the show, featuring my amazing wife, Melissa Boyer. Melissa is a Methodist minister, so she has a wealth of knowledge and experience counseling coup…
#142 - Panic Switch (Inspiration Monday)
Feb 8, 2016 • 17 min
Don’t panic! In this episode, I talk about stressful times when I used to hit the “panic switch” and how the work that I’ve done recently and before I started this podcast have made a difference in the way I’m able to handle stress. I talk particula…
#141 - Flee (F-Word Friday)
Feb 5, 2016 • 13 min
In those uncomfortable moments when time seems to slow down almost to a standstill, are we in boredom mode, or are we in fight or flight mode? Time appears to slow down in different situations: auto accidents, crisis situations, and other life-endan…
#140 - Releasing Negativity and Embracing Creativity with Tony Moze
Feb 3, 2016 • 44 min
If I’m the Self-Help Rockstar, Tony Moze could very well be called the Self-Help Hip Hop Star! Tony and I followed similar paths to combine our loves of self-help and music. Tony uses his talents and gifts to create and perform amazing rhyming book …
#139 - Quicksand (Inspiration Monday)
Feb 1, 2016 • 16 min
Self-imposed suffering does not change your circumstances (or anyone else’s). That’s the message behind today’s episode, inspired by today’s song, “Quicksand” by the indie rock band Vanilla Coast. Check them out here: Website: http://www.vanilla…
#138 - Friday (F-Word Friday)
Jan 29, 2016 • 13 min
Thank God it’s Friday! What if we said that about every day? Wouldn’t that be awesome to wake up on a Monday and shout “Thank God it’s Monday”? In this episode, I offer some questions to ask yourself if your whole week is geared toward waiting f…
#137 - Don’t Just Talk, Be Heard with David Levin (Wisdom Wednesday)
Jan 27, 2016 • 50 min
Today’s episode is all about the difference between communication and connection! My guest is rock-n-roller turned author and speaker, David Levin. David co-authored “QBQ! The Question Behind the Question,” and is the creator of instructional programs …
#136 - Love My Way (Inspiration Monday)
Jan 25, 2016 • 12 min
For this episode, I’m drawing my inspiration and message from the last verse of this song: “Swallow all you tears, my love, and put on your new face. You can never win or lose if you don’t run the race.” Today’s episode is all about challenging t…
#135 - Fathom (F-Word Friday)
Jan 22, 2016 • 9 min
“Don’t go left. Don’t go right. Go deeper.” When trying to understand a difficult problem or challenge, try not to go farther into your already established belief systems. Instead, try to open yourself up to be able to understand things and people o…
#134 - Divine Guidance, Overcoming Fear, and Finding Flow with Amy Fiedler (Wisdom Wednesday)
Jan 20, 2016 • 43 min
Amy Fiedler is a certified life coach, spiritual mentor, Reiki Master, and ordained minister, and on top of all that… she’s just plain awesome! In this interview, Amy and I talk about a range of topics, including demystifying the law of attraction…
#133 - Do You? (Inspiration Monday)
Jan 18, 2016 • 9 min
Do your actions match your words? Today’s song, “Do You” by Spoon, inspired me to think about authenticity. So many of us are “secret rockstars.” We have hopes and dreams, but we either don’t act on them or we act on them half-heartedly. Being a…
#132 - Foible (F-Word Friday)
Jan 15, 2016 • 8 min
Today it’s time to call your minor imperfections, your minor flaws and weaknesses what they are: foibles! Sounds kind of silly, doesn’t it? What’s really silly is how we take those minor imperfections and weaknesses and magnify them, even identify o…
#131 - Think Big Act Bigger, with Jeffrey Hayzlett (Wisdom Wednesday)
Jan 13, 2016 • 35 min
Get ready to challenge conventional wisdom, self-imposed limitations, and abstract obstacles with global business celebrity, author, and primetime TV and radio host Jeffrey Hayzlett. Jeffrey’s here on the show today to talk about his latest book, “…
#130 - Lack of Communication (Inspiration Monday)
Jan 11, 2016 • 14 min
It’s Mercury Retrograde this month! This is the time when communication can get all kinds of screwed up. That’s why today’s song is “Lack of Communication,” by one of my favorite bands from the eighties: Ratt! If you’re not familiar with Mercury ret…
#129 - Fortunate (F-Word Friday)
Jan 8, 2016 • 9 min
Ready to step up your gratitude game? Try this gratitude hack that I recommend in this episode. I personally like my positive habits and routines, but I also like to throw a little variety into them from time to time so they don’t get stale. If you …
#128 - Accessing Wisdom and Finding Joy with Polly Delafield (Wisdom Wednesday)
Jan 6, 2016 • 34 min
Today my guest is my good friend and certified life coach Polly Delafield. In this interview, Polly and I talk about our shared success stories of finding our spouses through online dating. We also talk about Polly’s coaching, which is centered arou…
#127 - Let Your Heart Hold Fast (Inspiration Monday)
Jan 4, 2016 • 13 min
As we start the new year, let’s remember to keep the reasons behind our goals in our hearts and in our minds going forward. Today’s song is about pushing forward while giving yourself a break if you fall off course. Remember that self-help and self-imp…
#126 - Fresh! (F-Word Friday)
Jan 1, 2016 • 14 min
Happy New Year! Welcome to 2016! In order to get this year off to a fresh start, let’s think about ways to let go of the past and the negativity that we don’t want to drag with us into the new year. On the last Inspiration Monday, we talked about so…
#125 - Change is Not Easy, with Steve Borek (Wisdom Wednesday)
Dec 30, 2015 • 40 min
Today’s guest is ICF certified coach Steve Borek. Steve specializes in business coaching and career transitions. His coaching is a big reason why I wrote and published my first book, and why I do this podcast. If you’re new to the show, Steve was my ve…
#124 - Saved by Zero (Inspiration Monday)
Dec 28, 2015 • 10 min
If you want to make positive changes in your future, you can’t bring negative energy with you from the past. That’s what this episode is all about: cleaning the slate for a fresh start going into the New Year. Check out my ideas for releasing negat…
#123 - Frame (F-Word Friday)
Dec 25, 2015 • 11 min
It’s all about how you frame it! In this episode, I talk about becoming the photographer for your life. Think about any picture you’ve ever deemed worthy enough to put in a frame and place it where you can see it. Is it a picture of a happy memory …
#122 - How to Believe in Yourself with Kaitlyn Mirison (Wisdom Wednesday)
Dec 23, 2015 • 41 min
What’s your relationship with your inner critic? Do you fight with it all the time, or do you simply listen and let go? What if your relationship with that inner critic is the key to believing in yourself? My guest on today’s show is Kaitlyn Mirison…
#121 - You Can’t Get What You Want (Inspiration Monday)
Dec 21, 2015 • 14 min
Today we’re getting an early jump on the New Year! Before the ball drops in Times Square, let’s start thinking about the positive changes we want to make for 2016, and let’s start by writing down not just what we want, but also WHY we want it. I’ve …
#120 - Fault (F-Word Friday)
Dec 18, 2015 • 9 min
Tired of playing the blame game? This week’d f-word is “fault.” In this episode, I talk about how this particular f-word keeps us from moving forward after making errors & mistakes in our lives, and also holds us back when we try to blame and shame …
#119 - Confessions of an Ex Hot Mess with L.K. Elliott (Wisdom Wednesday)
Dec 16, 2015 • 43 min
My guest on today’s show is author, speaker, and advice columnist L.K. Elliott. L.K. is the author of “Confessions of an Ex Hot Mess” which you can find here on Amazon: http://amzn.com/1460258266 In her book, L.K. talks about her journey from “H…
#118 - Find Your Way Back (Inspiration Monday)
Dec 14, 2015 • 12 min
This week it’s about finding your way back to your heart, which for me means reconnecting with my “inner child.” I know, that phrase has been overused & maybe sounds too new-age-y & woo-woo for some people, so toward the end of this episode I recommend…
#117 - Frayed (F-Word Friday)
Dec 11, 2015 • 10 min
Feeling frayed? Nerves shot? I’ve been there. I’ve actually been there THIS WEEK! In this episode, I talk about being thankful for that frayed feeling. Why? Because being aware that you’re feeling frayed give you the opportunity to do something abo…
#116 - Healing the Original Wound with Candace van Dell
Dec 9, 2015 • 44 min
Today my guest is spiritual coach, teacher, and author Candace van Dell. You can find Candace online at http://candacevandell.com/ This was a powerful interview for me personally. I hope it will be for you too. In this episode, Candace and I cover a…
#115 - It Can Happen (Inspiration Monday)
Dec 7, 2015 • 12 min
After sheltering ourselves from the inner and outer storms last week, it’s time now to open ourselves up to the possibilities we wish for in our lives. It’s time to BELIEVE these deep desires can happen. Without that belief, those possibilities have no…
#114 - Force (F-Word Friday)
Dec 4, 2015 • 11 min
Would you rather use force to get what you want or BE a force that inspires others? Sometimes we work too hard to achieve what we want. Sometimes we try to force things, causing stress for ourselves and others. It’s better in my opinion to be a forc…
#113 - Conscious Living and the Wisdom of the Heart with Peter Assentoft (Wisdom Wednesday)
Dec 2, 2015 • 53 min
Welcome back to the show, Peter Assentoft! Peter is a lifestyle facilitator and coach. If you didn’t catch Peter in episode #29, you missed a great interview. It’s still my most popular episode to date! Peter can be found online at www.peterassentoft.c…
#112 - Shelter (Inspiration Monday)
Nov 30, 2015 • 13 min
Today’s Inspiration Monday song is “Shelter” by Lone Justice. This song has been playing in my head for a few weeks now, probably because one of the life lessons I’m working on right now is feeling safe within myself. My Self-Help Rockstar take on …
#111 - Forge (F-Word Friday)
Nov 28, 2015 • 8 min
AAAAAGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! In the Thanksgiving holiday confusion, I realized on my long drive to Pennsylvania to see my mom & dad that I completely forgot to upload this F-Word Friday episode for Friday release! But here it is, better late than never: …
#110 - Music for Healing with Joy Adler (Wisdom Wednesday)
Nov 25, 2015 • 48 min
My guest today is Joy Adler. Joy is a singer/songwriter, healer, and educator. In this interview, Joy and I talk about her journey from touring rock singer to award-winning singer/songwriter to creating inclusive music for healing community events …
#109 - Oscar Wilde (Inspiration Monday)
Nov 23, 2015 • 11 min
“We are all our own devil, and we make this world our hell.” That’s the chorus of this week’s Inspiration Monday song, “Oscar Wilde,” by Company of Thieves. It was rough for me to get through recording this one. I just had someone close to me lose t…
#108 - Fart! (F-Word Friday)
Nov 20, 2015 • 8 min
The message today? Don’t take life too seriously :) We often talk about some heavy topics on this show, but for this F-Word Friday, I’m using the word “fart” to remind us that it’s important to balance out all the seriousness with a sense of humor. …
#107 - Hitting Rock Bottom and Coming Back Strong with Omar Pinto (Wisdom Wednesday)
Nov 18, 2015 • 54 min
Today’s guest is Omar Pinto, host and founder of the SHAIR Podcast. SHAIR stands for Sharing Helps Addicts In Recovery. The SHAIR Podcast features interviews with people who have inspiring stories to tell about how they overcame addiction and how they …
#106 - Show Me the Way (Inspiration Monday)
Nov 16, 2015 • 13 min
Today’s message is all about turning your burdens into assets and turning negatives into positives. In this episode, I talk about something that happened to me recently that opened up my eyes to some of my own negative self-talk and prompted me to make…
#105 - Finally! (F-Word Friday)
Nov 13, 2015 • 10 min
Finally!!! Whatever you’re working on, whatever you’ve been waiting for, imagine it’s here! Imagine it’s happened! How would you feel? Today’s episode is about visualizing success and FEELING it in your bones! Sometimes it gets tough to keep working…
#104 - Building the Belief Engine with Jake Nawrocki (Wisdom Wednesday)
Nov 11, 2015 • 39 min
Today, my guest is Jake Nawrocki. Jake is the host of the Operation Self Reset Podcast. You can find him online at http://operationselfreset.com/ Jake is also a speaker, coach, firefighter, and author. In today’s episode, Jake and I talk about how h…
#103 - The Light (Inspiration Monday)
Nov 9, 2015 • 12 min
Awesome song by an awesome band! I’ve been a fan of Disturbed for a long time, and I’m extremely excited to have “The Light” be the song for this Inspiration Monday. This is a song about finding hope in the darkness, and they lyrics in the song really …
#102 - Fortitude! (F-Word Friday)
Nov 6, 2015 • 14 min
If you’ve been going through some difficult times lately, then this episode is definitely for you. I was inspired to use “fortitude” as today’s f-word by all the stuff the world has been throwing at me this week. There are ways to build and strengthen …
#101 - Making Dreams Come True with Collin Abraham (Wisdom Wednesday)
Nov 4, 2015 • 44 min
I recently attended a wedding planned and produced by Pollen Nation Events. There I met Collin Abraham, owner and president of Pollen Nation, and after knowing him only a brief time, I knew I had to have him on the show. Collin is an example of wha…
#100 - Ali in the Jungle (Inspiration Monday)
Nov 2, 2015 • 18 min
Episode 100! First, I want to thank all my listeners and guest for making 100 episodes possible. I feel truly blessed to have reached and connected with so many amazing people through this podcast, and I look forward to the next 100 episodes and mo…
#99 - Flavonoids! (F-Word Friday)
Oct 30, 2015 • 9 min
Today’s F-Word, flavonoids, was suggested by one of my Facebook fans, Nicole Demotte. I asked my Facebook followers for their favorite f-words, and this one was too challenging to pass up. What are flavonoids? Flavonoids are a group of plant metabol…
#98 - The Gift of Failure with Jessica Lahey (Wisdom Wednesday)
Oct 28, 2015 • 55 min
My guest on the show today is author, teacher, and speaker, Jessica Lahey. You can find Jessica online at http://www.jessicalahey.com/ And on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/jesslahey Jessica is the author of “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Pa…
#97 - Sabotage (Inspiration Monday)
Oct 26, 2015 • 13 min
This week, I’m focusing less on the lyrics and more on the meaning behind the title. The song is “Sabotage” by The Beastie Boys. Awesome group, awesome song! I was inspired to use this song this week by my own struggles with self-sabotage, so in th…
#96 - First! (F-Word Friday)
Oct 23, 2015 • 10 min
It’s not the first F-Word Friday, but “first” is today’s f-word. This episode is dedicated to my first girlfriend, Diane, who passed away recently. After hearing the news of her passing, I got to thinking about what it means to be first: to get somethi…
#95 - Escape the Illusion of Your Limitations with Jason Gardner (Wisdom Wednesday)
Oct 21, 2015 • 51 min
Jason Gardner is a certified life coach, escape artist, and illusionist! Jason specializes in working with creative people, helping them achieve their goals and live their best life. In this episode, Jason and I talk about creativity, what it means …
#94 - Get Better (Inspiration Monday)
Oct 19, 2015 • 11 min
We can get better… because we’re not dead yet! That’s the message for this Inspiration Monday’s song, “Get Better,” by Frank Turner. This song was suggested by Eric Zimmer, host of The One You Feed podcast, who was my guest for episode #92. “G…
#93 - Fahrenheit! (F-Word Friday)
Oct 16, 2015 • 10 min
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the… amusement park? This F-Word Friday was inspired by my recent visit to Hershey Park with my kids. We went on the Fahrenheit rollercoaster, which was sick! Here’s a POV video of what it’s like to ride thi…
#92 - “Which Wolf Will You Feed?” with Eric Zimmer (Wisdom Wednesday)
Oct 14, 2015 • 38 min
Today’s guest is Eric Zimmer, host of The One You Feed podcast. In addition to hosting The One You Feed, Eric is also a coach and a serial entrepreneur. Eric is on the show today to talk about habits: how to build them and how to keep them going. If yo…
#91 - Gold Guns Girls (Inspiration Monday)
Oct 12, 2015 • 15 min
Today’s Inspiration Monday song is Gold Guns Girls, by Metric. The theme to go along with this song is another “G” word: gratitude! This song holds particular meaning for me outside of just being a great rock song with great lyrics. April 25, 2011 I sa…
#90 - Falconry! (F-Word Friday)
Oct 9, 2015 • 10 min
Today’s F-Word is: Falconry! This past weekend, I went to the Falconry Experience at the Hotel Hershey, and it was awesome! I got to call a Harris hawk and have it on my arm! This experience got me thinking about commitment to pursuing a dream or a pas…
#89 - Building Healthy Relationships with Aaron Keith Hawkins (Wisdom Wednesday)
Oct 7, 2015 • 49 min
Today’s Wisdom Wednesday guest is writer, trainer, and speaker Aaron Keith Hawkins. Aaron’s on the show today to talk about building healthy relationships. You can find Aaron online at aaronkeithhawkins.com. On his website you’ll find videos and other …
#88 - Hideaway (Inspiration Monday)
Oct 5, 2015 • 13 min
Welcome to Inspiration Monday! This week’s song to get you moving and thinking is Hideaway, by Berlin. In this episode, I give a little history of the song and tell why I love it so much. The mission for this week related to this song is all about help…
#87 - Fall (F-Word Friday)
Oct 2, 2015 • 11 min
Fall is here! I’m taking this change of seasons as an opportunity to talk about change by telling a tale of two Facebook friends. Both can’t stand the fall weather, but one decides to move to Florida. I use their examples as a springboard to talk a…
#86 - “What’s Holding You Back?” with Heidi Howes (Wisdom Wednesday)
Sep 30, 2015 • 43 min
Today’s guest is shaman and intuitive life coach, Heidi Howes. Heidi’s here to talk about what’s holding you back: how to pinpoint it, and how to let it go. In this episode, we talk about soul loss and soul retrieval, and having a vision big enough…
#85 - Do Your Best and Don’t Worry (Inspiration Monday)
Sep 28, 2015 • 13 min
This week’s Inspiration Monday song is “Do Your Best and Don’t Worry” by Morrissey. I love this song! Great lyrics combined with crunchy guitar and driving bass! Take a listen to how carefully Morrissey chooses his words in this song. There aren’t …
#84 - Francis (F-Word Friday)
Sep 25, 2015 • 13 min
Today’s F-Word is Francis, as in Pope Francis! As I’m recording this episode, Pope Francis is in the USA and just gave his address to Congress. I thought talking about Pope Francis would be a great way to also talk about a book I’m reading called St…
#83 - Gaining Clarity with Sean O’Meara (Wisdom Wednesday)
Sep 23, 2015 • 28 min
Today’s guest is my high performance coach, Sean O’Meara. Sean is here today to talk about clarity. Sean and I talk about the common obstacles to gaining clarity and how to know if you’re on the right track to becoming clearer with whatever it is you’r…
#82 - Life is Beautiful (Inspiration Monday)
Sep 21, 2015 • 16 min
Welcome to Inspiration Monday! This week’s song is Life is Beautiful, by Sixx A.M., one of my favorite bands. I love Sixx A.M. because they combine powerful lyrics with powerful music. This song got me through quite a few rough times in my life, and th…
#81 - Fumble! (F-Word Friday)
Sep 18, 2015 • 7 min
Welcome to the first installment of F-Word Fridays! Since it’s football season, I thought it would be appropriate to start of F-Word Fridays with “fumble.” When we fumble in life, how do you respond? Do you shake it off and get ready for the next play,…
#80 - Spiritual Awakening withThe Realest Idealist (Wisdom Wednesday)
Sep 16, 2015 • 41 min
Welcome to the first installment of Wisdom Wednesday. Today’s guest is The Realest Idealist, a spiritual awakening guide and coach. You can find him online at: http://www.therealestidealist.com/ and on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/chan…
#79 - Magic Power (Inspiration Monday)
Sep 14, 2015 • 13 min
Welcome to the first episode of The Self-Help Rockstar Show, formerly the No Easy Answers podcast. Today is Inspiration Monday, where I feature a song to get you motivated and inspired at the beginning of the week. Today’s song is Magic Power, by Triu…
#78 - How Do I Know? (Chapter Cast #18) (No Easy Answers)
Sep 13, 2015 • 10 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A book of Life-Changing Questions, available on Amazon: http://amzn.com/0692330011 or through barrymangione.com. This is the final in the book, and therefore the f…
#77 - What’s the Point? (Chapter Cast #17) (No Easy Answers)
Sep 12, 2015 • 6 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, available through Amazon: http://amzn.com/0692330011 or through barrymangione.com. This chapter talks about finding your purpose…
#76 - How Can I Help? (Chapter Cast #16) (No Easy Answers)
Sep 11, 2015 • 6 min
This episode it a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, available on Amazon: http://amzn.com/0692330011 or through barrymangione.com. This chapter talks about living a life of service …
#75 - Who’s with Me? (Chapter Cast #15) (No Easy Answers)
Sep 9, 2015 • 5 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, available through Amazon: http://amzn.com/0692330011. This chapter is about the importance of surrounding yourself with supporti…
#74 - Are You Faking the Accent? (No Easy Answers)
Sep 7, 2015 • 8 min
Only a few more episodes left until No Easy Answers becomes The Self-Help Rockstar Show! In this episode, I expand on the idea of knowledge versus experience that I talked about a few episodes ago. I look at knowledge as knowing how to speak another la…
#73 - How Do I Get There? (Chapter Cast #14) (No Easy Answers)
Sep 4, 2015 • 5 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, available on Amazon: http://amzn.com/0692330011 This chapter, “How Do I Get There?” is about making it a practice to find out ho…
#72 - What’s Going On? (No Easy Answers)
Sep 2, 2015 • 6 min
There are some big, positive changes coming to the show very soon! New title, more episodes per week, and more energy! Check out this episode to find out what it’s all about. And, as always, check out barrymangione.com!
#71 - What Do I Do Now? (Chapter Cast #13) (No Easy Answers)
Aug 31, 2015 • 4 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, available on Amazon: http://amzn.com/0692330011 This chapter, “What Do I Do Now?” is about figuring out your direction once y…
#70 - What Is True? (featuring Chess Edwards) (No Easy Answers)
Aug 29, 2015 • 45 min
This episode features mindfulness and conscious living teacher, Chess Edwards. In case you missed it, I was recently a guest on Chess’s podcast, Beyond the Noise (www.beyondthenoisepodcast.com). In this interview, we talk about Chess’s inward and outwa…
#69 - Are You Experienced? (No Easy Answers)
Aug 26, 2015 • 18 min
In this episode, I talk more about my recent trip to the Grand Canyon, and how it got me thinking about the differences between knowledge and experience. I thought I had an idea of how amazing the Grand Canyon would be, but seeing it in person - experi…
#68 - What the Hell Time Is It? (No Easy Answers)
Aug 22, 2015 • 9 min
Recently, I took a trip out west to Arizona, Nevada, and Utah, where it seemed like I had to keep track of what time zone I was in every other hour. In this episode, I talk about what to do when you find yourself asking, “What the hell time is it?” whe…
#67 - Do You Really Need Carbs? (featuring Vivica Menegaz) (No Easy Answers)
Aug 19, 2015 • 43 min
Please welcome certified nutritionist and blogger, Vivica Menegaz, to the show! Vivica is here to talk about the ketogenic diet. You’ve heard me talk about the paleo diet and Bulletproof diet before, but now I’m starting to go keto, and Vivica is here …
#66 - Why Are You Acting Like a Two-Year-Old? (No Easy Answers)
Aug 15, 2015 • 12 min
Working with children as long as I have often gives me a different perspective on self-help and self-awareness. In this episode, I relate an experience I had recently working with two-year-olds, how we as adults often act the same way, and what to do a…
#65 - What Am I Waiting For? (Chapter Cast #12) (No Easy Answers)
Aug 12, 2015 • 11 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, which is available through Amazon (http://amzn.com/0692330011) or through barrymangione.com. In this chapter, I talk about why t…
#64 - How Many Times…? (No Easy Answers)
Aug 8, 2015 • 15 min
How many times do things have to turn out alright before we realize and accept that somehow, things will always turn out alright? This question was way too long to fit the whole thing in the title. How many times have you found yourself in a jam, w…
#63 - What Do You Do When Your Battery is Running Low? (No Easy Answers)
Aug 5, 2015 • 10 min
What do you do when your battery is running low? In this episode, I talk about what to do when your battery, or your personal energy, is running low. I take a cue from what I do with my electronics and explore two options to either conserve battery or …
#62 - What Movie Will You Play? (No Easy Answers)
Aug 1, 2015 • 15 min
What do the movie Convoy, the movie Castaway, and control over our thoughts and emotions have in common? In this episode, I talk about emotional triggers, and how much control we have over what we think are out-of-control emotions, thoughts, and “trigg…
#61 - Are We Ever Really In Control? (No Easy Answers)
Jul 29, 2015 • 11 min
In my book I talk about what we can and can’t control. In this episode, I take a different spin on it and ask if we’re ever really in control. I say “spin” because this episode was inspired by a recent bout of illness that had me off-balance and dizzy …
#60 - Why Not Me? (No Easy Answers)
Jul 25, 2015 • 8 min
Wondering when it’s going to be “your time?” You’re not alone! There are a lot of us out there wondering when our big break is finally going to come or when all the suffering and hard work we’ve invested in something will pay off. In this episode, I ta…
#59 - How Do I Decide When It’s Time to Change Life Coaches? (submitted by Anthony Cardno) (No Easy Answers)
Jul 22, 2015 • 19 min
A couple of episodes ago, I asked for your questions relating to any of the topics we cover here on No Easy Answers. This question came from listener, friend, and podcast guest Anthony Cardno. He wants to know how to decide when it’s time to change lif…
#58 - Who Am I to Judge? (Chapter Cast #11) (No Easy Answers)
Jul 18, 2015 • 8 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions. This chapter is titled, “Who Am I to Judge?” and in it I talk about becoming aware of how judgmental we are and how it can negat…
#57 - Any Questions? (No Easy Answers)
Jul 15, 2015 • 6 min
For 57 episodes, I’ve come up with the questions. Now it’s your turn! What questions do YOU want to hear? What questions would YOU like to have answered? Send me your questions on Twitter: @barrymangione, or via email: [email protected] If I us…
#56 - What Does Being Bulletproof Do For You? (featuring Amanda Wroten) (No Easy Answers)
Jul 11, 2015 • 46 min
Today’s guest is Amanda Wroten. I”m super-excited to have Amanda on the show, because she’s my first guest who’s fully on board with the Bulletproof Diet, coffee, and lifestyle! Amanda has overcome some major health challenges with the help of the Bul…
#55 - How Lucky Am I? (No Easy Answers)
Jul 8, 2015 • 13 min
Just got back from my trip with Appalachia Service Project of Katonah, NY, and I can’t help but ask, “How lucky am I?” I had the privilege of working with some amazing young people and adults on this trip, helping out some people who really needed i…
#54 - How’s It Healing? (featuring Gregry Gilroy) (No Easy Answers)
Jul 4, 2015 • 51 min
Welcome back to the show, my good friend Gregry Gilroy. Greg was a guest on the show back in January 2015, where he talked about the beginning of his journey to heal himself through diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes while writing and recording his …
#53 - What Would I Tell My Best Friend? (Chapter Cast #10) (No Easy Answers)
Jul 1, 2015 • 5 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions. This chapter is titled, “What Would I Tell My Best Friend?” This question is about stepping outside yourself to get some perspec…
#52 - If We’re Not Here to Help Each Other, Why Are We Here? (No Easy Answers)
Jun 27, 2015 • 5 min
Saturday morning, June 27, I’ll be heading down to West Virginia to help out with Appalachia Service Project. To find out more about ASP, go to asphome.org. I’ll be working with a team of adults and teenagers, and together we’ll be rebuilding and repai…
#51 - Do I Really Have To? (No Easy Answers)
Jun 24, 2015 • 6 min
This episode is all about questioning your negative habits. Just because they’re habits, do you have to keep doing them? If you really want to change or quit them, what’s stopping you? Who says you can’t ? Next time you find yourself about to give in t…
#50 - How Fragile and Awesome Are We? (No Easy Answers)
Jun 20, 2015 • 9 min
In this episode, I take a look back at some of the first 49 episodes and incorporate it with my experiences working with kids with disabilities, comparing how fragile we humans can be with how equally awesome we can be. Is being fragile or being awesom…
#49 - What’s Plan B? (featuring Nadin Garcia) (No Easy Answers)
Jun 17, 2015 • 37 min
Today’s guest is Nadin Garcia. In this interview, Nadin talks about his journey from the streets of Yonkers, NY, to prison and eventually to becoming an author and motivational speaker, working to help others stay out of prison and live productive live…
#48 - Is Cheating Really Worth It? (No Easy Answers)
Jun 13, 2015 • 9 min
Is cheating really worth it? In this episode, I talk about my approach to “cheat days” and whether or not they’re really worth the consequences that come with them. What do you think about cheat days? Are they worth it? Let me know on Twitter: twitter….
#47 - How Do You Not Get What You Don’t Want? (featuring Aaron Keith Hawkins) (No Easy Answers)
Jun 10, 2015 • 45 min
Today’s guest is Aaron Keith Hawkins. Aaron is a personal development coach and motivational speaker. You can check out his blog and his videos at aaronkeithhawkins.com. Aaron has some great insights to share on how to shift your thinking from not gett…
#46 - What Kind of Seeds Am I Planting? (No Easy Answers)
Jun 6, 2015 • 13 min
This episode is all about getting specific and clear about what you want to achieve. Think about growing a garden. Do you grab a random handful of unmarked seeds, plant them, and hope for the best, or do you pick exactly the seeds you want to grow and …
#45 - What Am I Afraid Of? (Chapter Cast #9) (No Easy Answers)
Jun 3, 2015 • 5 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions. This chapter is titled, “What Am I Afraid Of?” I’ve referenced this chapter in other episodes, because it’s one of my favorites….
#44 - Do You Believe in Second Chances? (featuring Benny Custodio) (No Easy Answers)
May 30, 2015 • 69 min
Wrongly convicted. Sentenced to 125 years to life. Addicted to heroin. Benny Custodio’s story is one of recovery, redemption, and reinvention. This is the second episode in the Rising Hope series of interviews featuring alumni of the Rising Hope prison…
#43 - Remember When We Used to Ask for Directions? (No Easy Answers)
May 27, 2015 • 9 min
There was a time before navigation systems and GPS when we used to ask each other for directions. In this episode, I take a trip down memory lane by asking someone for directions while driving back home from the Philadelphia suburbs. Take a listen and …
#42 - What Is the Modern Day Quest for Discovery? (featuring Derek Loudermilk) (No Easy Answers)
May 23, 2015 • 43 min
Today’s guest is Derek Loudermilk. Derek has been a professional cyclist, a scientist, and is currently a coach and the host of the Art of Adventure podcast. In this interview, Derek talks about his journey and how he learned to successfully switch fro…
#41 - Can You Unfollow Someone in Real Life? (No Easy Answers)
May 20, 2015 • 11 min
Some people in our lives will either never understand us or always try to diminish what we do. Often, these negative people are people that we can’t completely remove from our lives. Maybe they’re family members or coworkers that we have to see every …
#40 - Was He Talking to God? (featuring Stephen Koepfer) (No Easy Answers)
May 16, 2015 • 61 min
Steve Koepfer is a visual artist, martial artist, film and TV producer, LMT, and art therapist from NYC. Steve has some great stories to tell about the winding road he took from art school to owner of New York Combat Sambo to returning to his first lov…
#39 - What’s the Right Thing to Do? (Chapter Cast #8) (No Easy Answers)
May 13, 2015 • 9 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions. In this chapter, I talk about my process of how to decide what’s the right thing to do, and my experiences in developing this pr…
#38 - Do You Believe in Angels? (featuring Elena Swan) (No Easy Answers)
May 9, 2015 • 40 min
Do you believe in angels? Listen with an open mind, and you might be surprised by this episode. Elena Swan is a psychic medium, Reiki master healer, angel card reader, and teacher of meditation. She works with individuals and groups in Tarrytown, NY an…
#37 - Why Not Take the Stairs? (No Easy Answers)
May 7, 2015 • 12 min
If you’re struggling with taking the first step to overcome a limitation or to try something new, this episode is for you. Use my STEP strategy to start chasing that dream or to get started that new project! Check out www.barrymangione.com for all …
#36 - Are You Jealous? (No Easy Answers)
May 2, 2015 • 15 min
Feeling jealous? I do sometimes. Hey, it’s human. The problem is, I don’t like to feel jealous, so this episode features a lifehack that I use when I start to feel that feeling of jealousy creep in. As always, please check out www.barrymangione.com…
#35 - Is Defense Enough? (featuring Paul Varacchi) (No Easy Answers)
Apr 28, 2015 • 47 min
When it comes to self-defense, is defense enough? This episode features Paul Varacchi, an Israeli-certified Krav Maga instructor in New York City. Paul talks about the striking-while-blocking philosophy behind Krav Maga, how he transitioned from being …
#34 - Am I Being Responsible? (Chapter Cast #7) (No Easy Answers)
Apr 24, 2015 • 8 min
This episode is a chapter cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, available through Amazon or through my website, barrymangione.com. In this chapter, I talk about how I came to terms with being …
#33 - How Do You Survive 24 Years in Prison? (featuring Ernest Henry) (No Easy Answers)
Apr 21, 2015 • 50 min
Ernest Henry spent 24 years in Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, NY. I met Ernest at an event at my wife’s church called Rising Hope Sunday, where graduates of the Rising Hope prison ministry program talk about how it changed their lives. In…
#32 - What If You Teach a Bird to Sing? (featuring Rorie Kelly) (No Easy Answers)
Apr 16, 2015 • 46 min
Rorie Kelly is a NY-based singer/songwriter on a mission to inspire and empower people through her music and lyrics. In addition being an incredibly talented artist, Rorie recently started a new project called Songs to Start a Fire, which is a hybrid l…
#31 - Are You Ready to Reclaim Your Life? (featuring Sean O’Meara) (No Easy Answers)
Apr 16, 2015 • 25 min
This episode features high-performance and wellness coach, Sean O’Meara. Sean has a lot of experience overcoming adversity in his own life. He uses his personal experience and his training to help people reclaim their lives and step into greatness. …
#30 - What Am I Grateful For? (Chapter Cast #7) (No Easy Answers)
Apr 9, 2015 • 7 min
This episode is a chapter cast, in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions, available through Amazon on my website, barrymangione.com. In this chapter, I talk about the shift that happened in my thinking …
#29 - Why Limit Yourself? (featuring Peter Assentoft) (No Easy Answers)
Apr 6, 2015 • 56 min
Why limit yourself? Why live an ordinary life, if all it takes to live an extraordinary life is the right coaching and the desire to be great? In this episode, I’m extremely excited to be interviewing Peter Assentoft (peterassentoft.com). Peter is a…
#28 - Do You Like Roller Coasters? (No Easy Answers)
Apr 4, 2015 • 10 min
In this episode, I talk about an experience I had on a roller coaster back in the early nineties that changed my life. It’s about facing our fears and taking responsibility for our emotions and our lives. Go to barrymangione.com for more info on my …
#27 - What Do You Do When Life Punches You In The Balls? (No Easy Answers)
Mar 31, 2015 • 15 min
Let’s face it. Sometimes, life punches you in the balls. What do you do when that happens? In this episode, I talk about the rough start I had to my week, and what I did to push through it and not let it keep me down for too long. When life punches yo…
#26 - How Long Can I Keep This Up? (Chapter Cast #6) (No Easy Answers)
Mar 28, 2015 • 7 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, in which I read one of the chapters of my book, “No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions.” This chapter is titled, “How Long Can I Keep This Up?” It talks about the difference between living one day at a time …
#25 - Is It Spring Yet? (No Easy Answers)
Mar 24, 2015 • 7 min
In this episode, I talk about recognizing patterns in your life, and about making Spring resolutions. I believe Spring is a great time to either reassess your New Year’s Resolutions, double down on them, or scrap them & start over. Spring is a time of …
#24 - What Do I Have Control Over? (Chapter Cast #5) (No Easy Answers)
Mar 21, 2015 • 10 min
This episode is a Chapter Cast, which features me reading a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions. This chapter is titled, “What Do I Have Control Over?” and talks about how discerning what you can and can’t control c…
#23 - What Are Your Intentions? (No Easy Answers)
Mar 17, 2015 • 9 min
Whatever you’re planning to do, big or small, your chances of success are greater if you start with good intentions. In this episode, I offer an formula to figure out what your intentions are with any project or activity you’re doing now or plan to do …
#22 - Why Wait? (No Easy Answers)
Mar 12, 2015 • 10 min
After finding out my father’s wife suffered a major heart attack, like many people, I found myself asking “Why wait?” Why wait to live life to the fullest? Why wait around thinking we have all the time in the world? It takes a moment like this to r…
#21 - How Did I Get Here? (Chapter Cast #4) (No Easy Answers)
Mar 6, 2015 • 3 min
This episode is a “Chapter Cast,” in which I read a chapter from my book, No Easy Answers: A Book of Life-Changing Questions. Each chapter in the book is a question that I asked myself on my journey through recovery, redemption, and reinvention. This c…
#20 - Why Worry? (No Easy Answers)
Mar 5, 2015 • 9 min
This is a quickie-cast about worrying. Why worry? Good question! In this episode, I give you an exercise to illustrate the effect worrying has on your emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. I also talk about how this topic came up for me rece…
#19 - What is Destiny Earth? (featuring Tony Mazzarella) (No Easy Answers)
Mar 3, 2015 • 43 min
Today’s guest is my good friend Tony Mazzarella. Tony and I went to high school together and played in many different bands through our college years. He recently published his first novel, Destiny Earth: www.destinyearthbook.com Some of the topi…
#18 - What Are We Doing in Cleveland? (featuring Darrell Long) (No Easy Answers)
Feb 26, 2015 • 57 min
This episode features my good friend, Darrell Long. Darrell just launched a new podcast with his partner, Michelle, called What Are We Doing in Cleveland? You can stream it and find links to subscribe here: http://wwdcle.com/ Darrell and I cover …
#17 - What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up? (No Easy Answers)
Feb 21, 2015 • 24 min
This episode is all about our dreams and how they get derailed. I talk about remembering how I wanted to be a superhero when I grew up, and how I lost sight of what that meant to me then and still means to me today. I also give an exercise to learn som…
#16 - What Can We Learn from Our Ex-Lovers? (No Easy Answers)
Feb 15, 2015 • 11 min
Happy Valentine’s Day! Of course, the No Easy Answers celebration of Valentine’s Day can’t be all chocolates & roses, so this episode is all about looking back into your past and asking what you’ve learned from your relationships. What can you take wit…
#15 - Am I Being Honest With Myself? (Chapter Cast #3) (No Easy Answers)
Feb 11, 2015 • 6 min
This episode is the third in a series of audiobook/podcast crossovers that i’m calling “ChapterCasts.” Instead of releasing an audiobook version of my book, No Easy Answers, I’m going to be reading each chapter myself one by one throughout this year (2…
#14 - Why Complain? (No Easy Answers)
Feb 5, 2015 • 9 min
This is another “life hack” episode, in which I talk about my 30-day “no complaints” challenge, and how monitoring when, why, and how often you complain can give you greater self-awareness and help improve your life.
#13 - What Is Leadership? (featuring Mitch Mitchell) (No Easy Answers)
Jan 31, 2015 • 51 min
Today’s show is all about leadership. My guest is Mitch Mitchell. Mitch is a consultant specializing in the areas of leadership, healthcare, and finance. Like myself, Mitch also has a background in music. In this episode, we discuss personal leadership…
#12 - Do I Need an Accountability Partner? (No Easy Answers)
Jan 26, 2015 • 10 min
This episode is about accountability partners: what one is, what the advantages are, and what you should look for when choosing an accountability partner. Take a listen and see if having or being an accountability partner can help you get to that next …
#11 - What Am I Thinking? (Chapter Cast #2) (No Easy Answers)
Jan 22, 2015 • 5 min
This episode is the second in a series of audiobook/podcast crossovers that i’m calling “ChapterCasts.” Instead of releasing an audiobook version of my book, No Easy Answers, I’m going to be reading each chapter myself one by one throughout this year (…
#10 - What are the Four E’s? (No Easy Answers)
Jan 16, 2015 • 15 min
In this episode, I revise my original mission from Global Self-Enlightenment to Global Self-Awareness. I also talk about the four E’s, which are the goals inside the overarching mission. Check it out!
#9 - What’s the Deal with Heal? (featuring Gregry Gilroy) (No Easy Answers)
Jan 12, 2015 • 79 min
This episode features my good friend and former bandmate, Gregry Gilroy. If you didn’t already know, Greg’s song, “Awake” is the theme song for this podcast. Gregry is a creative beast who’s been writing and performing music for thirty years. We start …
#8 - What Is Hope? (ChapterCast #1) (No Easy Answers)
Jan 3, 2015 • 7 min
This episode is the first in a series of audiobook/podcast crossovers that i’m calling “ChapterCasts.” Instead of releasing an audiobook version of my book, No Easy Answers, I’m going to be reading each chapter myself one by one throughout this year (2…
#7 - Will My Family Ever Understand Me? (No Easy Answers)
Dec 30, 2014 • 8 min
Going back home for the holidays inspired this question. I’ve always felt different from the rest of my family, but since I’ve gone paleo/bulletproof, I’m even more on the outside now! So in this episode, I give a few ways to deal with feeling misunder…
#6 - What Is Joy? (featuring Melissa Boyer) (No Easy Answers)
Dec 23, 2014 • 19 min
This episode features a sermon about joy given by my wife, Melissa Boyer, on December 14, 2014. In it, she talks about what joy is and how to create joy in your life, borrowing a bit from previous guest Steve Borek’s mention of life lessons from the dy…
#5 - Where Do Ideas Come From? (featuring Anthony Cardno) (No Easy Answers)
Dec 16, 2014 • 46 min
This episode features my good friend, Anthony Cardno. Anthony is an author, blogger, cancer survivor, and all-around good dude. He’s an avid supporter of independent artistic works across many genres. Here we talk about the creative process, creative b…
#4 - Who’s Hungry? (No Easy Answers)
Dec 10, 2014 • 6 min
This is a “quickie-cast” in between regular-length shows to let you know what I’m up to. In this episode, I talk about being in the process of fasting, which is new and strange to me, because I LOVE TO EAT! I talk about why I’m doing it, and wonder whe…
#3 - What Advice Would Your 93 Year Old Self Give You Today? (featuring Steve Borek) (No Easy Answers)
Dec 5, 2014 • 40 min
This episode features the first guest on the podcast, my coach, Steve Borek. Steve is a professional coach specializing in business coaching, career changes, and changes in your life’s direction. My experiences being coached by Steve are what lead to m…
#2 - How Did I Know It Was Time to Quit Drinking? (No Easy Answers)
Nov 23, 2014 • 23 min
In episode 2, I answer a question from one of my friends on Facebook, and celebrate my 5 year sober anniversary by answering the question, “How did I know it was time to quit drinking?”
#1 - How Did I Get Here? (No Easy Answers)
Nov 11, 2014 • 14 min
Welcome to the No Easy AnswersPodcast featuring Barry Mangione. In this first episode, Barry talks about his upcoming book, the publishing process, his new mission in life, and his vision for the podcast. He also answers the question, “How did I get he…