The Empowerment Show

Reality Versus Illusion – Paranormal Magician Joe Diamond

You may be asking yourself, “What is a magician doing on The Empowerment Show?” The answer is that Joe Diamond’s magic empowers us to open our minds, awareness, and sixth sense.

Joe’s brand of magic blends technique with showmanship, but his special ingredient is a touch of intuition. During performances he reads minds, pulls intimate details about a person just by holding one of their items, and uses audience members to guide him using only his sixth sense. And he has done amazing things. While blindfolded he has completed a corn maze, found a coin in a movie, and found a coin in a cemetery where he then proceeded to “read” the gravestone. 

He likes to call his brand of magic “paranormal” because it is outside the normal, but it is not supernatural or extra-natural. What Joe does is use genuine intuition to tune into his audience so he can gather information from them. He is quick to say that he does not talk to the dead or commune with any spirits, but does receive guidance from another source. An ability we can all utilize with some awareness and practice.

Awareness, or lack thereof, also plays an important part in his and most magic. When we are focused on the facts or the main event, we often miss out on what is happening during transitions. In our lives by being more aware, we can see those things we often miss and may be more important than where we are focusing.

Whether you are a skeptic or a believer, watching Joe perform can encourage you to question what you see, what you believe, and what is possible.

Open your mind and listen to the lively discussion with Joe Diamond Paranormal Magician below. Then be sure to check out his website or see him live in Chicago.


Thank you to the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for the use of their studio.

Donna Scott-Nusralla author

Expanding Children’s Creativity with author Donna Scott-Nusrala

Donna Scott-Nusralla authorWhen is a children’s book not a children’s book?  When on the surface it is fun and engaging, but below the surface it promotes creativity, scientific knowledge, and being in touch with the senses.

Listen in to this fun conversation with author Donna Scott-Nusrala as she leads us through her collection of engaging, entertaining and inspiring children’s books.

More than just words on a page, Donna’s books are a feast for one’s imagination.  These books actively engage children by connecting with the senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, and intuition.  The stories are not just told but are felt deeply and completely.

A former school teacher, Donna educates and expands a child’s thoughts, perceptions, creativity, and connection.  Whether she is teaching the metric system, helping a child understand the expansiveness of love, introducing vibrational frequencies of attraction, or expanding their imagination, the stories are engaging and fun.

Listen in to learn more about her books and how they can benefit the child in your life.  I know you will enjoy it Gazillions, Bunches, Oodles and Tonsalong with her other books Twinkle ToesThe Legend of TailsThe Purr-fect Twitching Tale, Building a Monster, and The Metric Family.


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Financial Self-Care with Rebecca Bloomfield

The Empowerment ShowWomen are known for taking care of others.  Our biology is based on bringing others into the world and nurturing them.  There is such a blessing to that experience.  Whether it is our own children or raising a child for another, it is an amazing experience and responsibility to care for another.  However the frequent downfall is that women are so often caring for others that we have forgotten to care of ourselves.

As a life coach, I see this again and again.  The women I work with are so often focused on providing for others that they have forgotten to care for themselves.  Their health, well-being, happiness and goals are put on hold while taking care of others.  And there is a wonderful gift in giving to others.  It is a beautiful testament to the goodness of the soul.  Yet, unfortunately so often the gift is at the sacrifice of the giver.  Or one finds it difficult to give the same gift to others. This was the case for Rebecca Bloomfield.  The first time she found herself without a partner, she was driven to ensure the quality of life for her children.  She pushed herself to find a job that would not only support her family, but ensure her children could receive all of the luxuries other children could.  But the second time she discovered she was a widow, she was alone. The second time she didn’t have anyone else to provide for since her children were grown.  This time the only person she had to care for was herself.  And it was difficult.  She had never put herself first.  She had didn’t have the wellbeing of a helpless child to guide her.  This time she had to find the strength and reason to fight for her.  She had to discover that she was worth it to push herself make a living and to create a new life.

Listen to the full episode.

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Communication is Hard with Brian R. King

Communication can be difficult.  Misunderstandings, misconceptions, and assumptions abound.  We hear what we want to hear and not what is said.  We react with our past emotions and memories versus reacting to the truth of the moment.  We misinterpret and we get hurt.  We feel fearful of speaking our truth and being ridiculed or abandoned.

The Empowerment ShowTalking to one another is something we do every day.  Whether we do it in person, over the phone, online or via text, we are in constant communication with each other.  But how much of that communication is productive?  And how much of what we say or don’t say causes issues with our relationships? It does not matter if we are talking about our personal relationships or business relationships, improving our communication skills can improve our all our interpersonal relationships.  When we are communicating well, we can get more done.  When we can talk to each other better, we can learn new things.  When we can truly hear another, we are gifted with insights we would not have otherwise had.  When we learn to truly communicate with each other we can find peace, joy, happiness, and love. Over the years I have worked hard at improving my communication.  First I learned to listen.  Truly listen.  Not listen while I crafted my response.  Not listen and interrupting to defend myself.  Not pretending to listen while I created my grocery list.  But truly listening intently to who is speaking and giving them my full focused attention. My second lesson was learning how to distinguish between what was really being said and what I thought was being said.  We all have our own personal way to view the world.  Our past experiences, backgrounds, likes and dislikes, hurts and challenges have all affected how we interpret situations.  This is often what causes issues in relationships.  Our partner says one thing and our filters change the meaning before it reaches us.  Then an argument erupts over a misunderstanding.  Learning to truly hear the other and to be able to express how a comment unintentionally triggers us can save many a marriage and business partnership.

Brian R. King
Brian R. King author of Perfect Moments in Relationships: Lessons in Connection for Work, Family, Love, and Life

Learn how to communicate better in your relationships at work and home when The Empowerment Show is joined by Brian R. King best-selling author of five books, including Perfect Moments in Relationships: Lessons in Connection for Work, Family, Love, and Life. Brian says, “Relationships can be more difficult to navigate than the ocean at night during a hurricane. Now try doing it with touches of Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and other challenges. This has been my struggle, but also my greatest gift.” Discover Brian’s proven methods to improve your communication skills and your relationships.

Listen to the full conversation about how to improve your relationships through communication: