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  • Recommended Books

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  • Animals

    “The Emotional Lives of Animals” by Marc Bekoff

    “Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation in America” by Nathan Winograd

    “Guardians of Being: Spiritual Teachings From Our Dogs and Cats” by Eckhart Tolle and Patrick O’Donnell

    “Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love” by Allen and Linda Anderson

  • Business

    “The Evolution of an Entrepreneur: Featuring My 50 Best Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Business” by Jack Nadel

    “The BEST In Us: People, Profit and the Remaking of Modern Leadership” by Cleve W. Stevens

  • Creativity

    "The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity" by Julia Cameron
  • Diet / Food

    “Diet For A New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth” by John Robbins
  • Inspiration

    "The Art of Waging Peace" by Paul Chappell

    “Agape Love: A Tradition Found In Eight World Religions” by Sir John Templeton

    “The Measure of a Man” by Martin Luther King Jr.

    “The Global Heart Awakens: Humanity’s Rite of Passage from the Love of Power to the Power of Love” by Anodea Judith

    "The Magic of Believing" by Claude M. Bristol

    "The Vision of Emerson" by Richard Geldard

    “Love Poems” by Pablo Neruda

    "Long Walk To Freedom" - The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

    "Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, Love and Courage" - by Richard Stengel

    "Conversations with Myself" - by Nelson Mandela and Forward by Barack Obama

    "Mandela: The Authorized Portrait" - by Mac Maharaj, Ahmad Kathrada, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Forward by Bill Clinton

  • Motivation

    “Why Do I Keep Doing That? Breaking The Negative Patterns In Your Life” by Dennis Wholey

    "The Portable Therapist" by Susanna McMahon, Ph.D.

    "Creating Money: Keys to Abundance" by Sanaya Roman & Duana Packer

    "Becoming A Life Change Artist" by Fred Mandell and Kathleen Jordan

  • Science

    “Creative Evolution: A Physicist's Resolution Between Darwinism and Intelligent Design” by Dr. Amit Goswami

    “Awakening Earth” by Duane Elgin

    “The Phenomenon of Man” by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

  • Spirituality

    “Kabbalah for Beginners” by Rav Michael Laitman

    “Care of the Soul” by Thomas Moore

    “Dark Nights of the Soul” by Thomas Moore

    “I And Thou” by Martin Buber

    “The Books of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life” by Deepak Chopra

    “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra

    "The Good Heart" by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

    "Anatomy of the Spirit" by Carolyne Myss, Ph.D.

    "The Healing Secrets of the Ages" by Catherine Ponder

    "The Taoist Inner View of the Universe and The Immortal Realm" by Taoist Master NI, HUA-CHING

    "The Art of Spiritual Healing" by Joel Goldsmith

Re-Air of The Enrichment Hour: Sunday, April 27th

On “THE ENRICHMENT HOUR with Mike Schwager” for Sunday, April 27th. 10 AM to 11 AM Pacific; 1 PM to 2 PM Eastern; 12 Noon to 1 PM Central; and 11 AM to 12 Noon Mountain.Go to: www.WSRadio dot com, and click on STUDIO B/Live – at designated start-up time(s).  Can also be accessed through SedonaTalkRadio.com/the-enrichment-hour.  
Entrepreneurial great Jack Nadel returns to The Enrichment Hour in the first half hour. Jack is the author of“The Evolution of an Entrepreneur” (www.JackNadel.com), a crash course in entrepreneurship – and will talk about what it takes to be an entrepreneur.Joining Jack will be his wife and partner, Julie Nadel, who, prior to her marriage to Jack, took her skill sets as a very good cook and well organized person, to starting a catering business which within 12 years transformed from a Mom and Pop shop to a firm that was bought out by a New York Stock Exchange company. 

Julie shares her own story and gives advice to other women who may need a little inspiration to assess their own skills and what it takes to get over self-doubts and anxieties.

In the second half hour, Mike will be joined by Sam (Samantha) Bennett, author of “Get It Done: From Procrastination to Creative Genius in 15 Minutes A Day.” We all get the same 24 hours in each day, yet some people find ways to write bestsellers, create amazing art,design dresses, or start a new business. According to Sam Bennett, what those who finish projects have that others don’t is creative genius, which consists of clarity, motivation and the ability to get past their own anxieties to get their work out there.Sam will discuss:* The top three things to do to get over perfectionism:

* The tools you need in your creativity toolkit
* Building a daily creativity habit into a 24/7 world
* The superiority of “could-do” lists over dictatorial “to-do” lists
* Determining which of your 37 projects to tackle first

“The Enrichment Hour” for Sunday, March 30th on WSRadio.com

Today on THE ENRICHMENT HOUR, on www.WSRadio.com (click on STUDIO B/Live) from 1-2 PM Eastern (10-11 AM Pacific) my guests are:

In the first half hour, HALL OF FAME Entrepreneur JACK NADEL, author of the award-winning “The Evolution of an Entrepreneur: Featuring 50 of My Best Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Business.” Jack and I will discuss the employment and underemployment crisis in America, and the solution that lies in starting one’s own business. Jack now has an offering on his website (www.JackNadel dot com) to secure his eBook and new inspirational streaming video within seconds – a Direct Author-to-Consumer campaign, with information that can empower you to turn your life around.

In the second half hour, animal advocate and motivational speaker JOE DWYER will be with us. Joe, known for rescuing DANIEL THE DOG, who survived a horrific gas chamber attempted execution, has been a change agent for outlawing the gassing of animals in Pennsylvania – and is now working with lobbyist Maurice Aguirre of the DG Group in Washington to create legislation that will outlaw gassing throughout the nation. Daniel’s Facebook page: DanielTheBeagleDwyer. His website:www.DanielTheBeagle.com. Joe’s motivational website:www.JoeDwyerSpeaking.com. Joe is also the author of “Shelby’s Grace” – the story of Shelby the pitbull, who was rescued from abuse as a baitdog, and is now a therapy dog who travels to schools as Joe talks about a burgeoning national problem: bullying. Joe is also a board member with www.ChristianMinistry.org, a dedicated group of Christians who are compassionate towards animals.

On “The Enrichment Hour” for Sunday, March 9th

Next installment of “THE ENRICHMENT HOUR” for Sunday, March 9th (on www.WSRadio.com – click on “STUDIO B/Live” at respective start up times: 10 AM – 11 AM Pacific; 11 AM to 12 Noon Mountain; 12 Noon to 1 PM Central; and 1 PM to 2 PM Eastern. The Enrichment Hour is also accessible via: www.SedonaTalkRadio.com/the-enrichment-hour).

In the first half hour:

JACK IS BACK: Super-entrepreneur Jack Nadel, with seven decades behind him as the most experienced living entrepreneur in the nation, called “The Mentor’s Mentor” and author of “The Evolution of an Entrepreneur: Featuring 50 of My Best Tips for Surviving and Thriving in Business” (www.JackNadel.com) returns in the first half hour. Jack will be joined by Ken Oplinger, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce, representing over 250,000 people.  Jack’s book is being called “the greatest CRASH COURSE on entrepreneurship ever written.”

The topic: why entrepreneurship for the Millennial generation and for Veterans?

In the second half hour:

GARY IS BACK: Inspired and prolific author Gary Tillery returns in the second half hour, talking about two books: “The Cynical Idealist: A Spiritual Biography of John Lennon” – and “Working Class Mystic: A Spiritual Biography of George Harrison“. Gary was our recent guest on “The Enrichment Hour” discussing his book, “The Seeker King: A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley”. See: http://www.questbooks.net/author.cfm?authornum=306

Mike Schwager can be reached at: moschwager@aol.com

Enrichment Hour to Feature Spiritual Biography on Elvis, and Book on Entrepreneurship

By Mike Schwager

ON “THE ENRICHMENT HOUR” FOR THIS SUNDAY, February 23rd, from 1-2 PM Eastern, 10-11 AM Pacific, 12 to 1 PM Central, and 11 to 12 Noon Mountain, on www.WSRadio.com (at designated hour, go to home page, click on STUDIO B/Live). – My guests are:

In FIRST half hour, Jack is back! Entrepreneurial great Jack Nadel (“THE EVOLUTION OF AN ENTREPRENEUR”) to talk about the permanent decline of the job market, and the opportunities in entrepreneurship, along with some of Jack’s famous tips.



Most know that Elvis was a deeply religious man, yet few are aware that he engaged in a spiritual search that led him far afield from traditional Christianity. The Seeker King: A Spiritual Biography of Elvis Presley retells the story of “the King” with a focus on his spiritual odyssey.

While he read from the Bible almost every day as an adult and recorded three albums of gospel music, Elvis suffered through a spiritual crisis in the mid-1960s. Heartsick to think that he was squandering his life making frivolous movies, he felt a gnawing hunger in his soul. Then he met a fellow seeker in 1964 and the relationship changed his life, giving him a new perspective on his talent and his charismatic power over the public.

He began devouring the works of Gurdjieff, Krishnamurti, Helena Blavatsky, Manly Palmer Hall and scores of other spiritual writers. In 1965 his search led to an epiphany while he was driving through northern Arizona—a direct encounter with the divine. Transformed, he took up meditation and received personal instruction from Swami Yogananda.

Elvis came to believe that God wanted him to use his light to uplift people. And so he did. Elvis’s excesses were as legendary as his generosity. Yet despite his lethal reliance on drugs, he remained ever spiritually curious. When he died, he was reading A Scientific Search for the Face of Jesus.

This intimate, objective portrait inspires new admiration for the flawed but exceptional man who said, “All I want is to know and experience God. I’m a searcher, that’s what I’m all about.”

The Seeker King is the third in a collection of spiritual biographies by Gary Tillery, that includes Working Class Mystic: A Spiritual Biography of George Harrison and The Cynical Idealist: A Spiritual Biography of John Lennon.



By Jack Nadel

[Editor’s note:  Jack Nadel, a World War II veteran and hero, became a great entrepreneur.  He wrote a book, “The Evolution of an Entrepreneur” (which is listed in the left column of this site as Recommended Reading) as an expression of his desire to leave a legacy to fledgling entrepreneurs and Veterans.  Jack believes that entrepreneurship is the key to overcoming our economic woes – and to Veterans, who are having a hard time entering the job market, he earnestly believes that starting a new business is the answer to their fulfillment and happiness.  In fact, Jack is gifting thousands of American Veterans with his Ebook for free.  See his site, www.JackNadel.com (click on “Veterans”).  

Jack Nadel is a great American, and a true believer in international trade and economic well-being for peoples everywhere.

On November 8th, Santa Barbara City College, the #1 community college in America, bestowed upon Jack, known as “The Mentor’s Mentor,”  their first Entrepreneurial Lifetime Notable Achievement Award, also known as the “ELNA” Award – celebrating his tenure as a global entrepreneur and passion for fostering entrepreneurship in others.]


The news was recently announced that my new book, The Evolution of an Entrepreneur, had been named recipient of major awards in five categories by Dan Poynter’s 2013 Annual Global Ebook Awards: Gold Awards in non-fiction for Best in Business, Leadership, and Careers/Employment; and Silver Awards for Advertising/Marketing/Sales and Best Ebook Trailer.

What thrilled me more than the actual honor of being acknowledged by a team of 205 expert independent judges in this way, was the recognition that the story of the life lessons I learned over nearly seven decades of running highly successful businesses was deemed valuable to others – not only the expert men and women who judged my book, but especially to the millions of younger, fledgling entrepreneurs and American veterans who might read it as a “crash course” in entrepreneurship. They could become inspired and empowered to get off to a good start, thereby helping to boost our country’s economy, which desperately needs their involvement.

The truth is we need more entrepreneurs running successful businesses, manufacturing new products and providing better services. My urgent message to young people and to Veterans is that we can no longer depend on outside forces to give us a better standard of living. The ups and downs of the marketplace are unreliable motivators. No matter what the economic news of the day, week, month or year – regardless of the actions of government or the natural forces that oppose us – we must build within ourselves the determination to survive and prosper.

To veterans who are having a hard time entering the job market, I say, consider entrepreneurship. It can offer a path to great fulfillment and happiness. (more…)