When I was about 12 years old, I read a book by Barbara Walters called, “How to Talk With Practically Anybody About Practically Anything,” and from that moment on, my secret dream was to be a talk show host. I loved the idea of interviewing people and have always been very interested in hearing the stories of others. Fast forward to a little over four years ago, that dream actually came true!

Today, I want to talk a bit about my journey into radio and podcasting, how it all began, and give a fond farewell to the wonderful staff at KCBQ as this is my last show being broadcast on San Diego radio. It is certainly quite difficult for me to say goodbye to all of these wonderful people, and I am forever grateful for all of the guidance and support they’ve given me along the way.

But not to worry, because Change It Up Radio isn’t going anywhere! We will still be bringing you new shows each week on every major podcast platform! It truly has been one of the greatest joys of my life to do this show, and I look forward to its continuance and the privilege to keep connecting and having important conversations with all of you!

My daughter, Erin Shaw, also joins me today for Rut Busters, a fun and light-hearted segment where she shares new challenges each week that can help us pull ourselves out of a rut and get our creativity and energy flowing. We talk a bit about two of our most recent challenges on the show, and then Erin shares some exciting news about a six-part mini-podcast series that she will be releasing soon that features several different guests having conversations about life, love, heartbreak, travel, self-empowerment, mindfulness, and more!


I’m feeling so much gratitude today for so many people who have supported me along the way. And, that’s why I’m going to continue creating this show and putting it out there. There’s a lot we need to look at in the world today, and there’s a lot we need to learn about.”  –  Paula Shaw


About Paula:
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Paula Shaw was Certified by the Grief Recovery Institute’s Program through Loyola Marymount Univesity as a Grief Recovery Specialist. She has been helping grieving people for over 28 years, using mind/body techniques to guide them through the discomfort of change and challenge, eliminating stress, depression, anxiety, weight gain, relationship distress, career challenges, a lack of energy, and self-destructive, addictive behavior.

These tools bypass the conscious mind–which is often rendered useless when emotions overwhelm us–and they work directly with the subconscious mind to shift problematic thinking, feelings, and behaviors that can result. Through these methods, it is possible to feel a sense of power and control in your life in a very short time.

Paula helps individuals regain successful lives by quickly identifying and eliminating self-sabotaging behavior and limiting beliefs by uncovering and addressing their core issues. Working with a wide variety of healing modalities, she provides her clients with the most effective processes for their specific needs. Because every person has unique challenges, this customized approach is critical to their success.

Paula is also the author of Chakras, the Magnificent Seven, which is a primer to the Chakra System and how to use it for greater health and healing, Grief… When Will This Pain Ever End?, which looks at loss and grief and provides practical, simple articles, processes, and exercises to help a grieving person move through their pain and back into joyful living, and her latest book, Saying The Right Thing When You Don’t Know What To Say, which is a guide to navigating difficult conversations that provides five steps to creating helpful, healing conversations.

If you are experiencing issues that feel overwhelming and you think that you might need help to overcome them, Paula offers a complimentary 20-minute consult that you can book on her website www.PaulaShaw.com, or contact her at (858)-480-9234.


About Erin:
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Erin Shaw is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Party Girl – A Modern Fairy Tale, (2014) which was loosely based on her experience moving to New York City during the height of the 2008 recession and performing as a birthday party princess to stay afloat.

In addition to fiction writing and screenwriting, Ms. Shaw has worked in media and publishing as a food, travel, lifestyle, and small business writer for more than a decade.

She has written for several national publications including LA Confidential Magazine, Daily Candy, FATHOM, Hello Giggles!, Biz New Orleans, and Quarterly Magazine.

Erin is currently based in Los Angeles and has completed a feature-length screen adaptation of Party Girl with her gal pal and writing partner, Kaitlyn McQuin. Her second novel, Have Baggage, Will Travel is now available on Amazon!


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Susy, Todd, Steve, Cameron, Noah, Brittany, and everyone else at KCBQ, thank you for everything! I am so grateful for each and every one of you!


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