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How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better with Ted W Baxter

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How a Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better with Ted W Baxter

Is it possible for life to improve after a devastating health crisis? Ted. W. Baxter says yes. A massive stroke ushered him from a life of ambition and worldly success, to a life of humility, balance, gratitude, and love. Ted shares the signs of a stroke, what to do if it happens, and how we can dig deep to learn our life lessons, heal, and become more happy, healthy, and whole.

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ted_baxter_headshot_892419193.jpgTed W. Baxter was born and grew up on Long Island in New York. He built a financial services consulting practice in Tokyo for Price Waterhouse and rose to partner in record time. For the next six years (1995–2001), he lived in Tokyo and Hong Kong, traveling almost constantly between ten Asia-Pacific countries, first for Price Waterhouse and then as a Credit Suisse First Boston managing director. He left Credit Suisse First Boston, eventually landing the global finance post as a managing director at a premiere hedge fund and investment institution, Citadel Investment Group, based in Chicago.

After spending twenty-two years in the financial industry, he retired as a global finance executive with expertise such as international banks and securities, risk management, financial products, controllership, team-building, change management, strategic planning, and information technology systems.

Ted experienced a massive ischemic stroke in April 2005.

Ted now volunteers his time at hospitals, universities and other health institutions in Orange County, California, providing his expertise and his experience as a stroke survivor in a communication recovery program. He is active in various philanthropic efforts and participates as a member of the board of directors of the American Heart and Stroke Association. He is also a speaker and an advocate for health issues such as stroke, aphasia, motivation and health wellness.

Ted lives in Newport Beach, California, with his wife, Michelle, and their dog, Zorro. 

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About Tammi Baliszewski:

Tammi Baliszewski is an ordained minister, has a Ph.D. in Holistic Life Counseling, is a Certified Hypnotherapist and a Certified Polarity Practitioner.  She holds Bachelors of the Arts in Psychology and has completed the Masters Program in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica and a second Masters Program entitled “Consciousness, Health and healing”.  Tammi is a certified Art 4 Healing Facilitator and is Mandala Art Facilitator and Trainer.  She is currently studying and teaching with Paul Heussenstamm world renowned artist, author, healer and teacher.

Tammi is an accomplished artist and published writer.  Her first manuscript “Manifesting Love - From the Inside Out,” is now available.  “Manifesting Love” is a spiritual, psychological, self-help book, that supports readers in coming into loving relationship with themselves, so they naturally and easily attract their ideal life partner.   

As a spiritual counselor and a workshop facilitator, Tammi assists clients and participants in releasing blocks so that they might more fully claim, embrace and live up to their fullest potential.  Through gentle direction and guided meditation Tammi helps those she works with tap into profound states of inner wisdom and inspired states of creativity.  Her comprehensive teaching style and simple techniques bring about transformation on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.

Prior to pursuing her education in psychology, spirituality and the healing arts, Tammi worked as a licensed cosmetologist, image consultant, makeup artist, and personal trainer.  Tammi has also worked as an actress, model and spokesmodel.  She has also been featured in many commercials, television shows and films. As a cosmetologist, makeup artist, stylist, model and actress, Tammi’s focus was on beauty, fitness, nutrition, and health. Now as a hypnotherapist, Mandala Facilitator, Artist, Writer and Teacher, her focus is on beauty, healing and wholeness.  However, rather than focusing on physical beauty and health, it is consciousness and the beauty of the soul that most intrigues her - beauty from the “inside out”.

Now Tammi is adding another dimension to her work with her show "Journey to Center" on Empower Radio. 

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