December 05, 2020

A High School Grocery Store That Lets You Pay With Good Deeds

Imagine a student run high school grocery store that lets you pay with good deeds instead of money. LOVE this idea!! Let me know what you think of the episode. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting Hughes From...

December 01, 2020

Fixating On the Negative Is Making Things Worse!

We need to stop our pathological urge to doomscroll and focus on the negative! What we focus on expands...where attention goes, energy flows. It is NOT a coincidence that those who focus on illness are usually always sick. It...

November 23, 2020

The Big 60 Life with Jim Bouchard and Alex Armstrong

My friends Jim Bouchard and Alex Armstrong have created a wonderful set of online resources at The Big 60 Life for those approaching 60, in their 60s, or even just folks with aging parents. And for those who refuse to age gra...

November 07, 2020

New Study Links Sleep's Importance to Mindfulness

Many countless studies have been done on sleep. But very few it seems have focused on its impact on your mindfulness. Hope you enjoy this episode. Please consider supporting my premium content ! I appreciate each and every on...

November 06, 2020

Election Day Was THE Most Stressful of Your Entire Life?!?!

How could this be?? It could ONLY be due to the overconsumption of the hysterical mass media machine and all the doomscrolling people choose to engage in, in my opinion. Let go of the outcome, my friends, and feel a GIANT wei...

October 29, 2020

Interview with 7-Year-Old Philanthropist Cavanaugh Bell

What an incredible young man!! Cavanaugh Bell has brought more good energy to the planet in his short years than most of us can hope for in a lifetime! We talk with him about a personal quest to help his grandmother during th...

October 28, 2020

Why I Left Politics Behind

This is a very personal and honest episode showing my reasons for leaving politics behind. I do not mince words when it comes to what I think about politics today. If you like what you hear, please consider supporting my dail...

October 25, 2020

Interview with Brain Health Expert Aneesh Chaudhry

Aneesh Chaudhry is the founder of Soul Physio Lifestyle . We have a fascinating conversation about the way the mind works, the Placebo Effect, and detecting warning signs of mental distress in our kids. If you like what you h...

October 19, 2020

Hollywood Screenwriter and Novelist Karol Hoeffner

I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Karol Hoeffner, a Hollywood screenwriter and novelist. We discuss her newest novel Knee Deep as well as her craft as a screenwriter and how important mindfulness is to her craft. From her web...

October 16, 2020

Retired Firefighter Gerry Shannon Reflects On the 31st Anniversary of a Life Changing Act of Courage

I was an 18-year-old kid heading to the Bay Bridge World Series on October 17, 1989. The man who would become my cousin one day, Gerry Shannon, was a San Francisco firefighter of 19 years on that fateful day. He is a very mod...

October 15, 2020

Interview with Dr. Patrick Porter on the Challenges of Remote Learning During the Pandemic

Dr. Patrick Porter is a neuroscientist who joins us to discuss the many challenges facing many families today regarding education in the age of Coronavirus. He shares insights and tips on how to better cope for teachers, pare...

October 01, 2020

Tips For Better Sleep

Sleep affects EVERYTHING we do, from personal relationships to work performance to driving and operating at our best in every area of our lives. And yet very few of us actually get enough of it! Here are a few tips to get a b...

September 23, 2020

"Doomscrolling" Takes Its Toll On Us

Doomscrolling is what millions of people are addicted to: endlessly scrolling through the news and social media feeds, digging for despair. We have to stop this unhealthy habit and cycle and addiction! If you are going to be ...

September 18, 2020

KIND WORDS Is a Game That Will Sooth and Inspire You

I stumbled upon this wonderful "game" on Steam, where I get most of my games. It sounded pretty cool...and it's even more awesome than that! I go into my initial reactions to the experience in this FREE Hughes From The Heart ...

August 27, 2020

Red Wine Rendezvous with Kristin

Kristin is a listener and supporter and friend who chats with us about everything from the burning coal mines under Centralia, PA to weight loss and good health and the power of motivational thinking. A fun chat and this segm...

August 26, 2020

The Health Benefits of Dog Ownership

Some pretty cool findings. No slight to cat owners or lovers of fish, reptiles, or birds. But maybe there IS a solid reason why dogs were labeled "man's best friend" after all. If you like what you hear, please share it with ...

August 22, 2020

Red Wine Rendezvous with Jeff

A segment where I pour myself a glass of red wine and chat with either someone I know in day to day life or a listener/fan/supporter or a random person in the community out there. In this episode, my old co-worker buddy Jeff ...

August 20, 2020

Even Faking a Smile Helps You Feel Better

When talking about smiling, I think of the Jimmy Durante version of the song "Smile" and Louis Armstrong's version of "When You're Smiling"! We know that we feel better when we smile than when we frown or scowl. But what if e...

August 18, 2020

Spiritual Life Coach, Award Winning Author, and Angel Intuitive Christine Alexandria

I'm joined by a wonderful, positive minded lady I met through Twitter, Christine Alexandria. She is the author of several books including Askfirmations , which we discuss in this serendipitous interview. We also talk about th...

August 15, 2020

Lincoln and Calm Partner to Bring Zen to Drivers

What a BRILLIANT idea! Driving can be fun for many people. But to most, it brings a daily routine filled with anxiety, stress, agitation, and outright road rage for many. Lincoln and Calm have joined forces to make the drivin...

August 13, 2020

Be Kind to the Waitstaff and Each Other

There is a real ugliness out there and I can't believe the pandemic hasn't brought more of us together. It seems that mean and rude behavior is just as prevalent as it has been. Sad to see and witness. This episode recounts o...

August 12, 2020

Becoming a Lover of Change

Does the very word "change" instil fear in you? Insecurity? Anxiety? Or does it instil motivation? Excitement? Adrenaline? Change is a part of daily life. There is no escaping it. We can fight it but it usually wins in the en...

August 10, 2020

Dustin Pari: Motivational Author, Speaker, and Former Ghost Hunters Star

Many of you will recognize Dustin Pari from the Ghost Hunters and Ghost Hunters International television franchises. But he is much more than a paranormal investigator. Dustin tours the country with his motivational and inspi...

August 09, 2020

The Virtues of Waking Up at 4 a.m.

Thanks to Tim Denning for the inspiration for this topic from a blog entry of his on the benefits of waking up early and tackling your passions and the day! Waking up at 4 a.m. can royally suck...IF you aren't passionate abou...