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 Watson Johnson meditates on the facets of struggle, the power of connectedness and the endless opportunities that naturally occur as a result. Join us on an exploratory journey, fueled by Amanda’s deep curiosity and desire to reclaim her inner authority, as she interviews those that have inspired and influenced her most.

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Below each episode you will find my guest’s most influential read(s), as mentioned in their interview. Enjoy!

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You Have the Power with Lee Ann Foster

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles by Bruce Lipton

The Mood Cure by Julia Ross


Optimize Your Brain, Optimize Your Life with Dr. Dale Foster

Entheogenic Liberation: Unraveling the Enigma of Nonduality with 5-MeO-DMT Energetic Therapy (The Entheogenic Evolution) by Dr. Martin W. Ball Ph.D.

How Chris Beat Cancer Naturally with Chris Wark

The Bible

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigations by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Jonathan Haidt, Greg Lukianoff

Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing our Daughters by Abigail Shrier

The 4-Week Workweek by Timothy Ferriss

Any book by Dr. Max Gerson

A Higher Perspective with Charles Eisenstein

1984 by George Orwell

A New Paradigm with Dr. Edith Ubuntu Chan

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


Tables Turned with Cecilia Lona Walker Heffington interviewing Amanda Watson Johnson

Super Attractor by Gabrielle Bernstein


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


Little Miracles with Elizabeth Smart

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

Finding Your Inner Hero with Jessica De La Morena

Untammed by Glennon Doyle

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

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

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

Amplify Your Positive Influence with Poet Marilou Awiakta

King James Bible
Eve Curie by Madame Curie

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

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

Part 1 – Where is My Mind with Mark Gober

Part 2 – Near Death Experiences & The Life Review with Mark Gober

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

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

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

Surviving War and Its Aftermath with Jeff Pararescue

The Bible

Increasing Intimacy in Your Relationship with Dr. Katherine Blackney

How to Talk to Your Kids About Sex with Dr. Katherine Blackney

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

Meditation and Mindfulness with Daniel LaMontagne

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

Finding Your Purpose with Amber Valdez

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Mental Health with Dr. Perry Mandanis

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

Intermittent Fasting with Gin Stephens

Atomic Habits by James Clear
This Naked Mind by Annie Grace