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Fr Max-The Ugandan Chronicles: A Life of “Next Chapters” of Courage, Kindness and Charity

The Next Chapter with Charlie

Release Date: 09/06/2017

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The Next Chapter with Charlie

Show Notes  On our show with Lindsay Davis today we explore the very core of human existence. I think we can best sum it up with the words of psychologist Phil Sutherland, “As human beings, before we are anything else, we are a “burning ball of desire.” Lindsay and I probe the ROLE of burning desire in every single move we make. We ARE desire. We express desire. Without desire we are barely more than automatons. But with desire we are hungry. We are fruitful. And we can find extraordinary pleasure and productivity in life. And why should our lives NOT be pleasurable and productive?...

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Show Notes   On today’s show, author and Life Coach Sherry Stirling Fernandez brings to us a delightful array of life-impacting insights concerning the vast topic of Life Mastery. And let me tell you, she pulls it off. In this episode, we discuss the details of her excellent book, Life Mastery: Personal Progression Toward an Infinite Potential. But first we talk about how to manage life in all its majesties as well as its miseries. This conversation with Sherry Stirling Fernandez is stimulating, insightful and a whole lot of fun. For Sherry’s book and more information on coaching go...

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Show Notes  Our show today is a fun experiment. I have invited Nese Dolan, Director of Communications at Wells of Life and active law student to be on her very first podcast, not as a guest but as host! Yes. I couple months ago Nese interviewed me for an Onboarding Project for her new job. Her interview was outstanding. I told her she could be the host of a podcast, and then… well… then I offered her an opportunity to host our show today. On this episode, Nese and I will talk about the beauty of brokenness. Using the Japanese cultural models of “wabi sabi” and “kintsugi” we...

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#207 Courtney Marchesani: A Weaver and a Thief-On the Craft of Creativity show art #207 Courtney Marchesani: A Weaver and a Thief-On the Craft of Creativity

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Show Notes   Sometimes really good things occur totally un-planned and today’s show is one of those times. Serendipity!!! Truth is, only this morning I had a very last-minute cancelation with my guest today. So as I was planning a “solo-sode” on the Craft of Creativity, I happened to receive a text early this morning from Courtney Marchesani about an unrelated issue and lo and behold, here she is joining me in to discuss creativity—as it happens one of her favorite topics. I am anxious as anyone to see just how this show comes about. I trust serendipity. Let’s see as we once...

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#206 Teresa McQueen: A Litigator’s View on Civility in the Courtroom and in Life show art #206 Teresa McQueen: A Litigator’s View on Civility in the Courtroom and in Life

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Show Notes  I believe we covered very fresh ground today on this entertaining and informative show with Labor law attorney Teresa McQueen. What Teresa learned early in life as a blackjack dealer in Las Vegas she has used to transform her hugely successful law practice. Now she even spreads her intelligent and ever-so insightful wisdom as podcast host of Workplace Perspective. Our show begins with Teresa describing her professional journey, and in doing so, she reveals one key idea that may be the secret to her success and to yours as well. That is, Civility—an infrequently used word for...

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Show Notes  “You could be retired for decades — so you might as well get good at it!” Our guest today, Andy Robin, truly “loves what he writes.” In his recent book, The Tapas Life, Andy articulates fresh ideas about living a delicious life—one with all the tastiness of a Tapas meal. And for those of us not familiar with the Spanish idea of “Tapas” just think of a meal consisting only of several appealing appetizers with no “main course.” On this show, Andy will share how a life of what he refers to as “prototyping vs creating a Grand Plan” and then provides...

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Show Notes  My guest today, Christine Naman, offered me unusually candid insights in matters of addiction in younger adults and how they are not as “uncommon” a many think. Drugs are so available, so commonly used by young adults and so especially soothing to the bullied and unaccepted child. Although not limited to the unpopular kids. What Christine brings to us is a brutally honest assessment of the role of a caring parent often denial and even and enabler an addiction. This is no doubt this one of the most important interviews on the Next Chapter with Charlie. Be prepared. You will...

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Show Notes  Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know I frequently say, “This show is especially good,” but you know what? This show IS especially good! Caitlin Cogan Doemner continues to impress me with wit and wisdom. Today, she brings a whole new dimension to the show: Adventure. Like real Adventure! Caitlin is 6 weeks into a 2½ year journey around the world with her husband, Michael, and 3 children—Cora, Jackson, and Bradley 9, 7, and 5. They plan on visiting all 7 continents and 62 countries. Caitlin informs us of her strategies, rationale, and books she is writing along the way. A brilliant...

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Show Notes  After a couple months of hiatus, I am so pleased to welcome back my friend and frequent podcast guest Terry Hershey. In today’s show Terry and I discuss the mostly American need for the overuse of superlatives in our daily speech. In this episode we talk about words like “great,” and “best” and “favorite.” Why is it when asked “how you doing” we commonly fall back to the phrase, “Great. I’m doing great!” Really??? How can you be doing great—all the time. Or what about “what is your favorite movie? Huh, before Covid I went to the movies twice a week....

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Show Notes  Boy, are we in for a treat today! I am not overstating it when I say that my guest today, health and wellness coach Courtney Marchesani, is not only brilliant and provocative, but she also offers practical wisdom that impacts all our lives. Courtney is the author of a most stimulating book titled Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive. Her insights into sensitivity will help you identify your gifts of intuition, empathy, vision, and expression. Her keen ideas will most certainly help you maximize your potential. Learning about sensitivity’s silent effects will impact your...

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Two days ago I returned from a charity trip to Uganda where we drill water wells. 1 in 5 children die from drinking contaminated water. So far we have drilled enough wells to supply water for more than 300,000 people. So today I have decided to bring Uganda with me.

My guest today is Fr Maximus Ssekiwala, pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic parish in Mityana Uganda. St. John’s was instituted in 1998 and serves close to 9,000 people in the rural villages of Uganda. 

Max is a fascinating man moving from one “Next Chapter” to another. Born and raised in Uganda, Max has a dual citizenship from the Uganda and the USA. He did his studies in Illinois where he went to seminary and then became a priest, after which he received a Masters in Social Work and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago.

Max is the Wells of Life Ambassador in Uganda where he works with the drilling of more than 300 water wells by end of 2017. He is one of the kindest and most professional men I have ever met. I can’t wait to talk about his journey from Uganda to the US and back to Uganda again to do his work of ministry. 

You can reach Fr Max at: [email protected]

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