A Chance to Renew

This week airing on most of our stations, dive into the heart and mind of the most prolific producers of our time, Jerry Bruckheimer.

For all my viewers and readers celebrating Rosh Hashanah this week may you all be blessed with a happy, healthy and sweet New Year.


“New Years” are perfect times for all to renew one’s spirit.
Last night Rabbi David Baron of The Temple of the Arts gave a most inspiring sermon about how a simple act of kindness not only renews the spirit of the person who is the recipient, but also the person who does it.
 

Temple of the Arts

He went on to add that it can take the smallest gesture, the slightest act of kindness to renew yourself and start your life on a path filled with grace and joy. 
Last week this was brought to life through the words of a dear guest on Between the Lines, Terri Cheney, the author of Manic, a searing memoir on living with bi-polar disorder.

In an article she wrote last week for Psychology Todaywhich I recommend you all read – http://www.psychologytoday.com/em/160117 – Terri gives an emotional account on how these little gestures literally not only saved her life, but brought a deep sense of renewal even from the darkest of places.
I bet those referred to in the article also must have felt this same renewal.
Renew yourself! You deserve it,
Barry
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RESILIENCE – BOUNCING BACK STRONGER THAN EVER

Resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. But many psychologists have added to that definition. In a recent issue of Psychology Today they added this important quality:

Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes.
So it’s not just about the ability to recover quickly, it’s really about the ability to come back even stronger.
Psychologists have identified factors that resilient people naturally have, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback.

But they also realize that these very same qualities can be developed in anyone.
These behaviors are not simply an inborn trait found in a select few individuals. According to many experts, resilience is actually quite common and people are very capable of learning the skills that it takes to become more resilient.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a distinguished professor at Harvard Business School wrote a recent blog: Surprises Are the NewNormal; Resilience Is the New Skill where she states:
Complacency, arrogance, and greed crowd out resilience. Humility and a noble purpose fuel it… 
Resilience is manifested in actions — a new contribution, a small win, a goal that takes attention off of the past and creates excitement about the future.
We will never escape our difficulties, but knowing that we can become stronger because of them does create an exciting future.

And airing on most of our stations this week is also a most remarkable look at the past when we meet two of National Geographic’s great photographers Jodi Cobb and Frans Lanting. to discuss one of the most beautiful books: National Geographic: Around the World in 125 Years from the famed Taschen Publishing.
Have a great week,
Barry
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George Wallace – Laff it Off!

This week, debuting in most of our markets around the country, will be my conversation with one of comedy’s most cherished comics, George Wallace
George has been called everything from the “Iron Man of Comedy” to Mr. Vegas, but by any name he is a man who truly believes that laughter is the best medicine.
With his book, Laff it Off!, we not only meet the man behind the humor, but also see an enriching philosophy behind his comedy.
Stepping out of your comfort zone is almost always a positive thing.

George with all his heart believes that if we do not find the funny in everyday life we are missing an opportunity to enhance our lives.
I believe it’s possible to paint every aspect of our lives with enough humor to get us through.
Enjoy the episode, and keep on Laffing,
Barry
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CONTACT BARRY: barrykibrick@aol.com

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Lynda Obst – Why We Must Continue Reinventing Ourselves

This week, debuting in most of our markets around the country, will be my conversation with one of Hollywood’s most respected producers, the prolific   Lynda Obst.

Lynda is the producer behind such iconic Hollywood films as Sleepless in Seattle, The Fisher King, Adventures in Babysitting, and the upcoming, much talked about, Intersteller, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Matthew McConaughey. 


Besides her acclaimed films, Lynda is also an admired author. With her most recent book, Sleepless in Hollywood, we not only get a behind the scenes look at an evolving industry, but the way Lynda makes the adjustments to adapt provides lessons for us all in an ever changing modern world.

Just as I came to understand something, it changed, or as I wrote about it, it changed, or I captured the change, and then it changed again…  I tell the story as I suffered through it, survived it (hopefully), thought I cracked it and then began to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Enjoy the episode, and relish the reinventions we all must go through,
Barry
EPISODE LISTINGS AND TIMES ARE IN THE TAB AT THE TOP OF THE BLOG.
CONTACT BARRY: barrykibrick@aol.com

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Richard Dawkins Episode

Barry sits with world renowned Atheist Richard Dawkins to discuss his life and journey as well as his new book “An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist”.