Chime In with AWJ

“Chime in with AWJ” explores the importance of tuning in, empowering others and connecting to the unusual synchronicities of life. Writer, speaker and founder of the Red Balloon Project, Amanda W. Johnson meditates on the facets of struggle, the power of connectedness and the endless opportunities that naturally occur as a result. Join us on a journey of short stories and interviews which inspire mind, vitalize body, and elevate spirit to awaken to a new outlook on life.

My Guest’s Most Influential Reads

Season Two

Episode 1: A New Paradigm with Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan

Loving What Is by Byron Katie
Outwitting The Devil by Napoleon Hill
Robes by Penny Kelly

Season One

Episode 2: Intermittent Fasting with Gin Stephen’s

Atomic Habits by James Clear
This Naked Mind by Annie Grace

Episode 3: Mental Health with Dr. Perry Mandanis

To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Episode 4: Finding Your Purpose with Amber Valdez

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Episode 5: Meditation and Mindfulness with Daniel LaMontagne

A Path With Heart by Jack Kornfield
The Untethered Soul 
by Michael Singer

Episode 6 & 7: Two Part Episode with Dr. Katherine Blackney

Part I: How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex
Part II: Increasing Intimacy in Your Relationship

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo

Episode 8: Surviving War and Its Aftermath with Jeff Pararescue

The Bible

Episode 9: The Power of Yoga with Ainsley Ayres

Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation by Stephen Mitchell
Mary Magdalene Revealed by Meggan Watterson
Energy Medicine: The Power and Mystery of Healing by Jill Blakeway

Episode 10: Emotional Intelligence & Mindfulness with Greg Graber

If you Meet the Buddha on the Road Kill Him by Sheldon B. Kopp
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
The Mindful Athlete by George Mumford
Sacred Hoops by Phil Jackson
Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett

Episode 11 & 12: Two Part Episode with Mark Gober

Part I: Where is My Mind with Mark Gober
Part II: Near Death Experiences & The Life Review

Letting Go The Pathway to Surrender by David R. Hawkins
The Eye of the I: From Which Nothing is Hidden by David R. Hawkins
I: Reality and Subjectivity by David R. Hawkins
End to Upside Thinking by Mark Gober
End to Upside Living by Mark Gober

Episode 13: Authentic Communication with Terri Murphy

Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein
The Hype Machine: How Social Media Disrupts Our Elections, Our Economy, and Our Health – and How We Must Adapt by Sinan Aral
Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will by Geoff Colvin

Episode 14: Improve Your Performance and Ability to Handle Stress Through Breathwork with Taylor Somerville

Power Vs Force by David R Hawkins
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor

Episode 15: Amplify Your Positive Influence with Poet Marilou Awiakta

King James Bible
Eve Curie by Madame Curie

Episode 16: Two Best Friends, Both Diagnosed with Brain Tumors, Six Months Apart with Dr. Kelly Rodney Arnold and Leah Golden

Leah:
Unbroken: A World II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Kelly:
Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine
Still Alice by Lisa Genova
Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Meth Addiction by David Sheff
An Unique Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferente
The Prince of Tides: A Novel by Pat Conroy

Episode 17: Finding Your Inner Hero with Jessica De La Morena

Untammed by Glennon Doyle

Episode 18: Little Miracles with Elizabeth Smart

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Episode 19: Mediumship with Carol Cottrell

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

Episode 20: Tables Turned with Cecilia Lona Walker Heffington interviewing Amanda Watson Johnson

Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein