The On Purpose Podcast

Conversations that inspire, uplift, and inform the listener. Host and producer Lynn Thompson welcomes authors, musicians, educators, philosophers, and entrepreneurs, each with stories and ideas to share. Some episodes have an audience, feature guests, and include monologues. Many feature music from Zapsplat thanks to Black Fedora with Sneaky Jazz. Living on Purpose was a radio talk show on CHLY in Canada (2004-2009) and has been a podcast since 2007 (Rabble Podcast Network RPN 2007-2017, and WomensRadio 2007-2021). Since April 2020, Lynn has been on Podbean with The On Purpose Podcast (twin of Living on Purpose). Thanks for listening! Also, thanks for scrolling down to learn more about Lynn Thompson with Living on Purpose Communications for editing audio projects and collaborating with authors and books for publication. Thank you!

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7 days ago

A discussion group with Toni Gitles on the launch day of her book, Wednesday, September 20th, 2023, 21 Mistakes Caregivers Make & How to Avoid Them: Solutions and Strategies to Reduce Stress and Increase Happiness. Published by Becky Norwood of Spotlight Publishing House.
Among the ten gathered on Zoom to celebrate Book Launch Day were Jessica Lizel Cannon of The Proactive Caregiver and Theresa Wilbanks of Sustainable Caregiving, who were aware of each other's outreach and finally met each other this day.
Thanks to Black Fedora with Sneaky Jazz for the music weaving through The On Purpose Podcast (Living on Purpose).
In May 2023, during the editing process of 21 Mistakes, host Lynn Thompson and Toni Gitles spoke about Toni's 14-year caregiving journey with her mom (who lived to 99 years!), and her inspiration to write her book. Since then, Toni has also produced the 21 Mistakes Caregivers Make workbook.
Plan and prepare for the expected and unexpected events:
❤️ Prepare for a Crisis❤️ Step out of Denial ❤️ Shift Your Mindset ❤️ Prioritize Your Well-being ❤️ Communicate with Confidence ❤️ Plan for the Future❤️ Celebrate Your Loved One
Take action and take control of your journey.

Sunday Aug 20, 2023

Unblock Your Chakras and Transform Your Life is the subtitle, with tapping a strong element in the mix of Sandy Evenson's bestselling, multiple-award-winning book, The Woo Woo Way. Published in March 2023 by Spotlight Publishing House, publisher Becky Norwood introduced Sandy to Lynn Thompson in 2022 for collaborative editing.
In this hour, Sandy talks with Lynn and six others joining them about chakras and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) tapping, including a demonstration on how to tap. She then adapts input from those attending for the words in the sample tapping session. Sandy offers a free guide with videos on her website.
From microbiology medical lab tech in the army to cosmetology school to a longtime career as an award-winning hairstylist, Sandy is also an award-winning master coach and now a bestselling and award-winning author! In The Woo Woo Way, she dispels the mystery behind the woo, and introduces us to a unique perspective on the human body’s internal energy and chakra system. Sandy helps us understand it by describing a house needing restoration where the inner working of the house demonstrates how energy moves within us in The House of You.
Some resources: Nick Ortner, The Tapping Solution, Donna Eden, Bruce Lipton, Gary Craig, and EFT Universe.
Thanks to Black Fedora with Sneaky Jazz for the music weaving through The On Purpose Podcast (Living on Purpose).

PS from Mike Kelly

Friday Aug 18, 2023

Friday Aug 18, 2023

Listening to the group discussion about an alternative Alternative Intelligence inspired Mike to record a PS segment with Living on Purpose host and producer, Lynn Thompson, to make a few more points in under half an hour, edited.
Michael Thorne Kelly has conceived of a different form of Artificial Intelligence that he contends could rejuvenate civilization. Mike joins host Lynn Thompson and eight attentive and contributing listeners for a provocative and free-roaming discussion. He makes numerous references to his book Amaranthine, How to Create a Regenerative Civilization Using Artificial Intelligence. Just after the hour, the wrap-up is followed by another seven minutes of conversation with two guests who remain.

Friday Aug 18, 2023

17 Spatulas and the Man Who Fried an Egg: Reclaim Your Space Mentally and Physically empowers the reader to think about why we hold on to things and the memories associated with those things, even though we hear that holding on to the past limits our growth. While reading this book, I discovered that understanding the “why” frees us to let go or hold on tighter. Lisa Geraci Rigoni tenderly shares stories about her life journey and those she met through her work, making me feel that I am not alone. I found myself reflecting on my own life through what ended up being familiar scenarios outlined in each chapter, learning more about myself and my connection to others every step of the way!—Stacey Metcalfe, CEO of Morven Park
In 35 minutes, Lisa and host Lynn Thompson tour the world of clutter, holding on, and organizing, learning more about why we hold on to stuff and the benefits of what Lisa calls the LITL System: Let It Go, Intentional, Transform, Love It. Lisa's book was published in February, 2023 with Spotlight Publishing House.

AI to Rejuevenate Civilization?

Saturday Aug 05, 2023

Saturday Aug 05, 2023

Michael Thorne Kelly has conceived of a different form of Artificial Intelligence that he contends could rejuvenate civilization. Mike joins host Lynn Thompson and eight attentive listeners for a provocative and free-roaming discussion. He makes numerous references to his book Amaranthine, How to Create a Regenerative Civilization Using Artificial Intelligence. Just after the hour, the wrap-up is followed by another seven minutes of conversation with two guests who remain. Listening to this group discussion inspired Mike Kelly to record a PS episode with Lynn Thompson the following week.
Thanks to those who joined in and to Richard Hoskin who made the introduction of Mike to be Lynn's guest with, “I believe Lynn would find your insights into creating a regenerative civilization with an ethical and sapient AI both fascinating and important. I suggest you two explore the possibility of a conversation.” 
Thanks to Black Fedora with Sneaky Jazz for the music weaving through The On Purpose Podcast (Living on Purpose). Note: Living on Purpose was born as a radio show on CHLY in British Columbia exactly 19 years to the day this discussion was recorded on Zoom, August 3rd, and the "live" talk show aired for four years. Podcast on many platforms beginning in 2007. At home on Podbean since spring 2020.

Bobbie Casalino-Lewis

Tuesday Jul 25, 2023

Tuesday Jul 25, 2023

So That's What 70 Looks Like! The Essence of Aging Gracefully is the engaging new book by The Expression Expert and mentor Bobbie Casalino-Lewis who is Lynn Thompson's guest in this 35-minute conversation in mid-July 2023. Bobbie collaborated with Gervel Sampson on the outstanding series of essence portraits, with Lynn for the editing, and with Becky Norwood of Spotlight Publishing House for publication in May 2023.
Bobbie Casalino-Lewis grew up in the New York metropolitan area during an era of significant change, shaping her view of the world and embedding a clear understanding of the importance of how one visually presents themselves. “Fashion is what you wear. Style is how you wear it.” That mantra was the backbone of her notable success in all the high-level corporate leadership roles she held. She is all about identifying and revealing her client’s confidence, presence, and positivity. Bobbie’s mission is to encourage, embolden, and enable others to have “Wordless Introductions” that speak loudly and proudly of who they are, what they stand for, and where they will make an impact. In addition to individual clients, she aligns speakers’ expressions with their TEDx Talk themes. Wrapping people in their message is her specialty.
She is based in LA, California, walking distance to the airport.
From Bobbie:
How many people say, “I survived another birthday”? Come on! You should be celebrating. That’s what birthdays are for. You celebrate them.
We are doing ourselves a tremendous disservice by throwing ourselves on the scrap heap of life just because we’re getting older.
I created a visual representation of my essences and how I’m using them to age gracefully, hoping to inspire you to do the same. I am at the perfect juncture of life to share my wisdom because I’m old enough to have experience and young enough to remember it. Please enjoy the book because I wrote it for you.

Friday Jul 21, 2023

The Queen of Geometrica is the most recent book by the guest of host Lynn Thompson's guest, who is writer colleague, Richard Hoskin of the Cornish Chronicle. Starting around the 20-minute mark of this hour-long discussion, Richard reads the first of 33 chapters of The Queen of Geometrica.
Richard acknowledges author and editor, Mo Conlon, from the longstanding writing group where they belong, who introduced him and his wife, Cynthia, to Ann Randolph's online writing session, Your Story Matters, Unmute Yourself which is where Lynn became aware of his writing.
Author Richard Hoskin has written for pleasure and profit ever since he grew up in a family of journalists and historians in Cornwall, the Celtic tip of Britain. He was educated in Britain at Liskeard Grammar School, Clifton College, and The Queen's College, Oxford, where he studied history. He moved to America (temporarily!) with his company and settled with his New England wife Cynthia Osborne Hoskin in Cold Spring, Kentucky. Now retired as a management consultant he pursues his passion for writing and speaking about the fascinating story of his native Cornwall.
Author:  The Miner & the Viscount
              Memoirs While Memory LastsLecturer:  The Cornish Chronicle
                Cornwall: History, Mystery, Mansions, Mines, and Modernity           
                 Invention & Dissent
                 British India: an Introduction
                 Write Your Memoir in Eight Weeks
                 Cult & Conspiracy
                 Saving American Civilization

Vasavi Kumar and Say It Out Loud

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

When you say it out loud, tone of voice, body language, and facial expression are all important. When we talk to ourselves, we're communicating with our thoughts and also communicating with our bodies. Our tone of voice, for example, can convey our emotions and attitudes. If we speak with a harsh or critical tone of voice, it can increase feelings of shame or anxiety. On the other hand, if we speak with a calm and supportive tone, it can help us feel more grounded and resilient.
Vasavi Kumar came to her self-understanding and fulfillment through trial, error, and struggle, after fitting in nowhere as the daughter of Indian immigrants and journeying through a bipolar diagnosis, substance abuse, and recovery. As she demonstrates, speaking out loud will shake up your life, your world, and your future — for the better.
Check out this half hour conversation with Vasavi Kumar and host Lynn Thompson for insights about the benefits, signs, and indicators of healthy self-talk (out loud!). They refer to Vasavi's new book published by New World Library, entitled Say It Out Loud: Using the Power of Your Voice to Listen to Your Deepest Thoughts and Courageously Pursue Your Dreams.

Sunday Jul 16, 2023

Retired attorney, founder of Nugget Press, and author of the second edition of A Dry Hate, Power Versus The People, Inspired by True Events, Nancy Hicks Marshall speaks with host Lynn Thompson.
A former Executive Director of the Arizona Civil Liberties Union, Marshall writes, lives, and works with an abiding concern for fairness in the face of abuse of power.
Marshall was born and raised on Long Island, educated in the East, and worked for several years in New York City. She moved to Arizona in 1975 and lives in Phoenix and Flagstaff with her husband and their dog, Chelly. Marshall loves hiking, nature, music, growing a vegetable garden and learning Spanish.

Sunday Jul 02, 2023

Listen to learn about the impact of the 2023 Health Canada Initiatives, how they affect us, and the NHPPA proposed legislation of The Charter of Health Freedom to give Natural Health Products and Traditional Medicines their own Act. Learn how the NHPPA is creating a unique coalition.
On Thursday, June 29, 2023, thanks to the the NHPPA team and their newsletter to their membership, they included info about Shawn's appearance on Living on Purpose, and 40 were able to join the call with questions and comments.
Living on Purpose host Lynn Thompson first became aware of Shawn Buckley while watching testimonies during the National Citizens Inquiry (NCI). Then she learned that Shawn is also a Constitutional Lawyer and President of the NHPPA, Natural Health Products Protection Association.
This special hour-and-a-half discussion on Living on Purpose with Shawn Buckley covers numerous angles of the endangerment of our Natural Health Products and the Natural Health Product community and practitioners who rely on them.
The NHPPA website has new and fabulous information on how you can be involved in an effective letter-writing campaign.
Update: Just before the call, Shawn shared a brief news announcement.
You may want more information after listening to this podcast. Please check out the replay of this July 5, 2023 open call with Shawn and the NHPPA team.
Shawn Buckley’s reputation has reached Canada’s Parliament, national media, influential civil liberties organizations and tens of thousands of Canadian citizens. His expertise combines detailed knowledge of our Constitution and the Food and Drug Act with 28 years of experience successfully defending natural health stakeholders from prosecution by Health Canada. Shawn brings to the NHPPA unrivalled legal knowledge and his acknowledged status as a constitutional expert in Parliament. His work represents his passion for truth, ethics, and individual rights in a regulatory climate of which he says, “How free are we if we cannot choose how to feed ourselves or maintain our own health?”
Thanks to Black Fedora with Sneaky Jazz for the music weaving through this podcast.


Lynn Thompson, Editor of Words and Audio

Living on Purpose Communications includes a podcast, audio editing, and collaborative editing of manuscripts for authors who appear as podcast guests! Host and producer Lynn Thompson creates episodes with an audience (for more discussion), one-on-one conversations, monologues, and guest features. For more information about being a podcast guest or developmental and collaborative editing, writing, and publishing, please email livingonpurposecommunications (at) to hear from Lynn.

 “As a first-time author, editing my novel was intimidating. Thanks to Lynn Thompson, it was a joyful and rewarding experience. Lynn is conscientious, organized, flexible, thorough, and professional. I feel very fortunate to have found someone who was also a kind, respectful, and supportive partner in preparing my book for publication. My novel is better because of Lynn’s contributions.”
—Kathryn Goodwin Tone, The King’s Broad Arrow (Germany/USA), Illustrator, Crystal Cregge. Winner, Juvenile Fiction, 2020 National Indie Excellence Awards
Finalist, 2020 Eric Hoffer Excellence in Independent Publishing Awards
Finalist, 2022 Young Adult Virginia Author Award

“Lynn transforms your literary work from good to great. She is organized, professional, and insightful.”
Derian Tuitt, Life Success Hacks: How to Use Simple Action to Achieve Anything You Imagine (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

“I have really come to appreciate and honor the way you poke, prod, encourage, and yes, sometimes drag me kicking and screaming to my greater potential.”  —Bobbie Casalino Lewis, Expression Expert and author, So That’s What 70 Looks Like! The Essence of Aging Gracefully (CA USA 2023)



For anyone wondering what it’s like to collaborate with Lynn Thompson as an editor and writer, here are unsolicited, spontaneous testimonials from three of the numerous people on my team involved with preparing my book for publication with Spotlight Publishing House. —Sandy Levey-Lunden

Lynn, you were an absolute JOY to work with! You show infinite patience and presence making me feel seen, heard, and valued! You have cultivated so much focus, but are always game to have fun! You are a super talented writer and diligent and detailed editor. Your awareness is unrivaled, yet you are unruffled. The way you honoured Sandy’s legacy and embraced every new person added to the team was phenomenal! Collaborating with you was a dream, we were so attuned, even over Zoom, it was like our minds merged in purpose and play-fullness! Knowing you is a true and beautiful Blessing! It’s so incredible what can be accomplished when a set of stellar communicators are led by a star like YOU, Lynn Thompson! —Kristi Birnie

A great tribute to you, Lynn. I concur with Kristi on how much infinite patience, presence, and passion you had for this book project throughout and how I felt seen and heard, grateful to learn some of the ins and outs of editing. I feel like a beginner’s mind in so many ways. Such attention to detail and making everything appear to be seamless, more fun, and just more than the sum of its parts that you tracked so well. It was a meaningful creative process that I secretly never wanted to end. But then we’d be denying the world of a great legacy book and to give Peace a better chance. Congratulations, Sandy and Team Peace! —Christina Ireland

I concur with everything Kristi said. You have shown infinite patience, Lynn, with all of us throwing in different edits, you have welcomed each and every one of us and responded with kindness. You are an awesome editor and have been a profound help to Sandy and her legacy book. Well done and thank you! —Sue Reynard

From such modest beginnings when Angela and I began working on I Just Want Peace with Sandy, its completion and publication is breathtaking. Your painstaking editing has led to an incredible body of work and a wonderful read. —Gillian Hibbs


feather aka denise bertrand


Lynn Thompson is a most attentive, thorough, and enthusiastic editor. 


Anyone writing their first or tenth book would be lucky to have Lynn on their team. 


Her attention to detail is outstanding.


Her gentle and clever suggestions created an inspiring working atmosphere for me

as I completed my first novel.


Once Upon A Solar Time. 


I highly recommend Lynn as your editor. 


The Woo Woo Way

"Cindy Childress, PhD, The Expert’s Ghostwriter, book-writing coach, and mentor, reawakened my love of storytelling and helped develop my writing style. Once we completed the developmental editing, I needed to find a copy editor. Who knew there was more than one kind of editing? My publisher, Becky Norwood of Spotlight Publishing House, introduced me to several copy editors to interview. I chose Lynn Thompson of Living on Purpose Communications.

"I thank Lynn for creating a collaborative approach in editing my book, chapter by chapter, line by line. With some of my lessons, she helped assemble bridges to connect ideas. Editing takes focused time,
so it’s great that we often laughed with abandon and talked aloud to Grammarly. There’s nothing better than a good belly laugh for healing. How perfect, since healing is the theme of my book."

—Sandy Evenson, Bestselling Author of The Woo Woo Way, in Spring 2023

Award-winning, Summer 2023:

Award Finalist 2023 International Book Awards (Category, Spirituality: Inspirational)

2023 San Francisco Book Festival Award (Category, How-To)

Literary Titan Book Award

International Impact Award Winner (Category, Body/Mind/Spirit)


A Dry Hate - Second Edition


Published by Nugget Press with support from Spotlight Publishing House.


Nancy Marshall hopes that A Dry Hate will have a broad readership with adult discussion groups as well as in high school and college classrooms. She has a deep and abiding belief that by continuing to educate ourselves, to think and talk about ideas and events, we will become a more robust democratic society.


By opening ourselves to the interchange of ideas and knowledge, we will be more able to combat propaganda, lies, abuse of power, and threats of violence.


Nancy says of editor Lynn Thompson:


“Lynn has been a fabulous, terrific, wonderful, irritating, fun-loving, imperfect, best-ever editor.

I am so grateful for all the work she’s done, and we’ve done together.”


June, 2023

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