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Compulsive Reader's author interviews, book chat, literary discussions, readings and more. It's an audio haven for book lovers! Recent and upcoming guests include Terry Denton, Marion Halligan, Sir Ken Robinson, Emily Ballou, Sofie Laguna, Matthew Riley, John Banville, Felicity Plunkett, Mark Coker, Peter Bowerman, Eric Maisel, Ramona Koval, Tim Flannery, Carl Zimmer, Gail Jones, Jane Smiley, Frank Delaney, Ben Okri, and many more.
 
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Sky Denton and Peter Winslow discuss how avoidance of things like food, people, and all things "toxic" is not true health. Sky shares a phrase he commonly uses - "It's hard to be healthy in life when we think everything around us is poison." To connect with Sky Denton - https://www.skydenton.com/ To connect with Peter Winslow - http://asvictors.com…
 
Sky Denton and Peter Winslow discuss that we are much bigger than Ankylosing Spondylitis. AS can be just a phase of your life, it doesn't have to be the rest of it. Peter shares his Habits That Heal Lesson #19 - Live With Purpose. Sky talks about how his experience with AS was similar to college - he showed up, listened, did his homework and gradua…
 
One of the most important lessons within healing is the lesson of patience. Something many do not understand is that the more patient we are the faster healing happens. This is often seen as counterintuitive so in this episode we break it down for all to understand! Perter also shares one of his Habits That Heal, which explains in detail the import…
 
Peter Winslow and Sky Denton discuss the significance of trust, and how it affects our body and stress. They also discuss how doubt works in the mind, and how it can stop people from reducing their pain. Peter shares insight into another one of his Habits That Heal. To connect with Sky Denton - https://www.skydenton.com/ To connect with Peter Winsl…
 
What is root stress and how does it affect the body? Peter Winslow and Sky Denton discuss this and much more! Hear them discuss how we can do what we set our minds to do...just be aware of what your mind is actually focused on! They also discuss resistance and how it adds to the compounding of stress in our lives, as well as Winslow's Habits That H…
 
Sky Denton and Peter Winslow discuss the importance of following through to create a life of better health and less pain. The alternative that most people get stuck in when they don't follow through is they end up just coping with disease. Following through allows the mind to move in the proper trajectory of a better life. They also discuss the sig…
 
Anne Leduc. Diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. From Montreal Canada, experienced anxiety and odd health issues growing up. Graduated from the University of Montreal with a Bachelor of Business Administration. She moved to the USA where she began her career, was married then divorced. She is a former Iron Man triathlete, completing the Iron Man …
 
Sky Denton and Peter Winslow discuss the cycle that many people with Ankylosing Spondylitis get caught in. This cycle is that pain causes stress and then the stress causes pain. Peter talks about the solution to this issue. Peter and Sky also discuss that there is good pain and bad pain. Some pain helps protect us and keep us safe - like touching s…
 
Peter Winslow and Sky Denton discuss that their main message is that you do not have to suffer from AS forever. The pain can leave and the suffering can end. Peter introduces his Habit That Heals Lesson #10. The coaches discuss that diets are not the final answer. To connect with Peter Winslow and the AS Recovery Challenge - http://asrecoverychalle…
 
The author of Black Rabbit and co-owner of Sappho Books reads from and talks about his latest novel and its quirky characters, about the impact of 2020, about themes and his writing style, the inherent beauty of writing for oneself, the value of small publishers, his work-in-progress, the book he's reading and loving (Janet Frame's An Autobiography…
 
Coaches Peter Winslow and Sky Denton discuss how to Reduce Your Pain from Ankylosing Spondylitis and other chronic pain issues! 1) What is your mind and brain focused on? Understand how Target Fixation is affecting your illness and your chances of recovering from pain. 2) Science now says leaky gut is not a cause of AS. 3) Winslows Habits That Heal…
 
Denise O'Hagan reads from and talks about her new poetry book The Beating Heart. We cover such things as how the book came about, the relationship between memoir, poetry, and meaning making, on the use of sensual stimulus and poetry is everywhere, on time, and the way our pasts are ever present, on the 'heart' of and in the book, on editing for The…
 
Peter Winslow and Sky Denton discuss the importance of having the right relationships in your life. Healthy relationships with people who know how to help you is necessary for your success. We also talk about the necessity of having trust in life and how it helps us feel more peaceful and relaxed. Our body then is able to let inflammation go. We al…
 
Author, mentor, writing teacher and speaker Lee Kofman reads from about talks about her memoir Imperfect. In this brief but far-reaching conversation, we talk about some of Lee's key themes such as body surface and how it shapes us, the power of creative nonfiction, combining memoir and research and the connection for her, how she chose the people …
 
Peter Winslow and Sky Denton discuss how the belief that "It isn't fair" leads us to feeling resentment towards life. Nearly everyone with AS has this idea that what is happening to them isn't fair, and this belief causes a lot of stress. We also discuss how anger can look very different for different people. For example - Peter's anger was very vi…
 
Sky Denton and Peter Winslow discuss how diets can make us feel "broken", which is the opposite of how we want to feel in order to heal. We also discuss Peter's Habits that Heal Lesson #3 - Use the Mind/Body connection. We discuss the importance of surrounding yourself with good people who believe in your ability to get better. Please contact us fo…
 
Peter Winslow and I Sky Denton discuss the importance of celebration in life. Celebration is a tool that many use for success, wealth, and health abundance. Begin celebrating today! We also discuss the importance of taking responsibility for our health, and like Sky says, "If we don't take responsibility for our health than we forfeit the ability t…
 
Sky Denton and Peter Winslow discuss how pain keeps us in our comfort zone of misery. We tend to use pain as an excuse not to live boldly, however this mindset solidifies pain and disease even deeper into our psychology and our body. We also discuss the importance of speaking ONLY with people who can help you. I also share how it is important to su…
 
This is a great episode where we discuss the importance of Mindset when it comes to Reducing Your Pain. We also discuss how our mission in life is to teach people not to simply "cope" with their pain, but to heal from it. You will also be introduced to the first of many "Habits That Heal". These were developed by Peter to assist YOU in Reducing You…
 
Coaches Sky Denton and Peter Winslow discuss how being an "AS Warrior" is bad if you want to Reduce Your Pain! In Fact, the "AS Warrior" mentality is the exact opposite of what is good for YOUR health! Find us: Sky Denton - SkyDenton.com Peter Winslow - ASVictors.com and ASRecoveryChallenge.comBy Sky Denton
 
Welcome back everyone! This is the place of positivity for people with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In this episode Peter and I discuss extremely important concepts for you to understand, because they are impacting your body. I'm happy you are onboard and learning how to heal from AS! Please feel free to contact us at SkyDenton.com or ASVictors.com My B…
 
Nicola Redhouse reads from her book Unlike the Heart and talks about the way her research grew from her own postnatal anxiety to something much bigger, about the relevance of the literary perspective on scientific inquiry, her readership, the genetic links that drive us, on the way in which her book helped her family, her works in progress and lots…
 
Peter and Sky discuss the "Three Primary Wants" and how they cause stress in the body and mind, which in turn causes pain, inflammation and autoimmune issues in the body. This episode has a lot of deep wisdom, so make sure you make it to the end where we wrap it up and talk briefly about how it really can be simple to Reduce Your Pain from Ankylosi…
 
Maria Tumarkin reads from her award-winning book Axiomatic and talks about language and accents, the many different representations of time in Axiomatic: horizontal, vertical, chronological, cyclical, and 'real' and how she represents these multiple temporalities, about her characters and their complexities, about memory and the limitations of narr…
 
Sophie Hardcastle reads from her latest and much lauded novel Below Deck. We also talked about many things including her Provost scholarship at Oxford, on being an artist-in-resident with Chimu Adventures in Antarctica, the big themes of Below Deck, including ecology, respect, compassion, and the interconnectedness of all things, the link between v…
 
Following the cancelled Newcastle Writers Festival, Gillian Swain and I decided to launch her new poetry book, My skin its own sky, online. The launch was featured in this year's online Newcastle Writers Festival #NWFSTORIESTOYOU (see video link below). My skin its own sky was published in Dec 2019 by Flying Island Books, and is Gillian's second pu…
 
Sky Denton and Peter Winslow discuss diets, nutrition, and reducing pain from Ankylosing Spondylitis! Sometimes diets can help people, and sometimes they can become a hurdle. Listen to this episode to learn more! Find them at SkyDenton.com and ASRecoveryChallenge.comBy My name is Sky Denton, and my purpose is to inform you that you CAN Reduce Your Pain! I want this information to go viral, and I’m fortunate to have fascinating conversations with the most insightful people in the world of AS.
 
This is Peter's second time on this podcast. If you haven't already please listen to the first interview. In this podcast we dive deeper into the nuances of healing. Healing is posible. The question really is do you want to change, grow and live a life with more ease, joy and less pain. The AS Victors Club https://asvictorsclub.com Next AS Recovery…
 
As the Newcastle Writers Festival had to be cancelled this year due to Coronavirus, we did a virtual launch for Morgan Bell's poetry chapbook Idiomatic, for the people. The session, which we conducted with Zoom, was a lot of fun and after my launch Morgan read and spoke about several of the poems in the collection, as well as how the book came toge…
 
Multi-talented polymath Jenny Blackford reads from her new middle-grade novel The Girl in the Mirror and talks about her attraction to different genres, how the book came about, her attraction to sci-fi (and why she chose to entangle her protagonists), the book’s lovely illustrations (especially those redbacks), on her different fan streams, her la…
 
The author of The Wolf Hour reads from and talks about her latest novel, its origins and her research, her characters, writing about Uganda, the micro world of her family and the macro world of global politics, on sibling tension and bonds, her work in progress, and lots more. Find out more about Sarah and The Wolf Hour at https://sarahmyles.com.au…
 
37 years old lives in New Jersey. Holds a bachelor's degree and works as a freelance Video and TV editor. She was diagnosed at age 29 and is now living mostly pain free and besides the odd advil here and there is off prescription medication. Ralph's Website http://ralphitness.com Michael Eisner (Me, the host) eisner00@gmail.com…
 
31 Years old grew up in Brazil and now lives in Australia. Her father passed away when she was 13 years old which was very challenging for her and her family. She graduated from College in Sydney in Communication Design. She works for herself and has her own branding and design business. She has an AS diagnosis, had very painful and restrictive SI …
 
Peter Valentine reads from and talks about his new book World Heritage Sites of Australia. In this wide-ranging discussion, we talk about the book and how it came about, why he’s pleased it took the more popular and less academic form of a coffee table book, the critical importance of protecting and celebrating our most important ecological areas, …
 
Eliana Gray reads from and talks about their new poetry book Eager to Break. In this candid interview we talk about such things as writing about, through, and after trauma, on finding new forms of language, on writing about the body, on blurring and allowing for multitudes in pronouns, on self-acceptance, love, and healing, on eggs, and lots more. …
 
Richard James Allen reads from and talks about his new poetry book, The Short Story of You and I, exploring topics such as his book's themes and unique dialectical structure, the relationship between the poems and the reader, writing about love, the delicate motion between the metaphysical and the concrete, the relationship between poetry and quant…
 
Ralph was born in The Dominican Republic and raised in New York City. He is 31 years old and lives in New York City with his wife. He is a Master Life Coach and Master Hypnotist. He was diagnosed with AS over a decade ago and suffered for years in pain with depression, anxiety and overwhelming fatigue. His relationships, finances, career, and socia…
 
Hayley is 26 years old and lives in Perth Australia. She has been a teacher now for 5 years. She was diagnosed with several different autoimmune conditions. First diagnosed with Glandular fever after that spiraled down into illness after illness. She was diagnosed with Graves disease an autoimmune disorder that causes an overactive thyroid. She was…
 
Bram Presser drops by to read from The Book of Dirt and we chat about many things including the Holocaust, the origins of his novel, the research he’s done, on the interplay between fact and fiction, the motif of dirt and his many golems, Czech folklore, his works in progress, and lots more. Find out more about Bram at: https://brampresser.com/the-…
 
Anne Casey drops by to read from and talk about her debut poetry collection Where the Lost Things Go, including the poem that started it all (fifth most read item in The Irish Times “In memoriam II: The draper” which actually made both of us cry, some of the many themes in the book: loss, anger, compassion, the migrant's guilt, poetry as activism, …
 
Nicole is 46 years old and mother of 5 children. She was diagnosed with Spondylolisthesis and worked one on one with Dr John Sarno through her recovery and then Dr Sarno referred patience into her practice. With 15 plus years working as a psychotherapist, her specialities are working with people who suffer from chronic pain, low self esteem and anx…
 
Ali Whitelock reads from and talks about her latest poetry book And My Heart Crumples Like a Coke Can. We cover such topics as Ali's particular take-no-prisoners style, on being candid, how the book came together, on being a permanent migrant, her work-in-progress, and lots more. You can find Ali at her website: http://www.aliwhitelock.com…
 
Elaine was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. She is 70 years young and experienced 55 years of symptoms and is now free of them. Interestingly, recently she has been experiencing symptoms with her speech and has an understanding about why it’s come to her and is in the process of working through it. She is a wealth of knowledge, I enjoyed my time…
 
Peter Winslow is 59 years old and lives in Scottsdale Arizona. He is the founder and head coach at the AS Victors Association. In his practice he combines his practical life experiences with formal schooling and extensive training in conventional western sciences, eastern philosophies, behavior modification, personal training, meditation, mindfulne…
 
Always a pleasure talking with Nisse. Everytime I learn so much. He has a deep understanding of how Mindbody healing works. He has come a long way from the loss of his father, brutal back pain and extreme sciatica. He has learned to be aware of his thoughts and feelings and says that’s pretty much what it means to heal. He is stronger than ever. Li…
 
Poet Steve Armstrong joins us to read a number of poems from his new poetry book Broken Ground. We also talk about the healing power of poetry and the magic of nature, about his poetry practice, on writing the 'walking poem', themes, rhythms, on the subtle droll humour running through the book, the difference between writing poetry and using poetry…
 
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