Welcome To Time Share by Marie Jackson Apr05

Welcome To Time Share by Marie Jackson...

This Time Share is a bit like a vacation timeshare. You can take a time out from your schedule, take a break and a breath, and when you return to your day, you can see things differently – broader, bigger, deeper. Weekly topics explore the subject of metaphysical spirituality, a field of study seeking to know life’s essence beyond what we recognize as physical – conversations offering perspectives to deepen our comfort with questions bridging the gap between materialist science and ideology or faith. This first episode features just the host, Marie Jackson, introducing the format of the show, profiles of the regular contributors and some of the topics we will be exploring month by month. February’s topic was “Ego isn’t a bad thing; it’s a tool, a vehicle transporting our character and self. We lose our way when the outer vehicle does the driving instead of the inner navigator.” Marie begins the conversation with understanding Intention and the law of attraction. You can listen to Time Share: Living Reality – Navigating the Dream live every Thursday at 9am PST....

Reiki Connects You With Spirit, Assisting You in Healing Your Own Body, Mind and Spirit by Rebekah and Boyd Campbell Apr05

Reiki Connects You With Spirit, Assisting You in Healing Your Own Body, Mind and Spirit by Rebekah and Boyd Campbell...

April 11, 2016: Reiki is a Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based modality. It is “Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy” from an unlimited source. It is a gentle, relaxing and balancing healing technique, yet it is extremely powerful. Working as a support mechanism to the body, Reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of ki (life force energy) throughout the system, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body’s innate healing ability. Reiki does not require that the practitioner guides the energy with the mind, as the energy is guided by the higher power that knows what vibration or combination of vibrations are needed by the client. Find out how Reiki can benefit you. We will explore the incredible healing benefits reported by people who have learned Reiki and from those who have received Reiki.  We invite you to call in or email us to share your own experience with Reiki. Call 1-866-472-5795 or email Hello@SundraHealing.com. Don’t miss your opportunity to receive a live intuitive reading from Rebekah and Boyd by calling or emailing the show. Call 1-866-472-5795 or email Hello@SundraHealing.com. Listen Live Monday, April 11 at 9am Pacific Time / 12pm Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. After Wednesday following the show you can stream or download this...

Dropping The Jitters Apr04

Dropping The Jitters

April 6, 2016: Dropping the Jitters Do you ever experience “stage fright” when faced with speaking in public, asking someone out or just plain talking with folks? Join Ariel and Shya Kane and their friends who are professional actors and singers as they discuss a transformational approach to remaining centered when it is time to perform. Tune in and strengthen the skill set of living in the moment, so that those pre-performance jitters can dissolve easily, no matter where you are, in theater, film, a concert or life itself. Listen Live this Wednesday, April 6th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on...

Your Next Masterpiece: You. by Cheryl Esposito Apr04

Your Next Masterpiece: You. by Cheryl Esposito...

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Kute Blackson, a new generation firestarter inspiring a global revolution in Consciousness. A gifted orator, musician, and transformational leader, Kute’s passion is helping you reveal your passion and live it. Raised in Ghana, the son of a revered spiritual leader, Kute has a presence that inspires. He was age 8 the first time he spoke in front of 3000 people with his father by his side. By age 18 with speaking appearances in over 300 venues, Kute was getting restless.  Having the courage to choose his own way in the world rather than step into the role that awaited him as his father’s successor, he left for the U.S. with “two suitcases and a dream”. He knew he wanted to help others live their own truth, not the truth that anyone else had created for them. “What are you pretending not to know?” Kute asks as he takes you on a transformational journey to dig deep and tell yourself your truth. He dares you to “pick up the instrument that is your heart and play it fully.” There is liberation in being who you are meant to be, rather than living the story that others have created about you. Whose life is it, anyway? Join Cheryl Esposito & Kute Blackson in creating your next masterpiece:...

Turning the Tide Part Two: What Does this Mean for You? Apr01

Turning the Tide Part Two: What Does this Mean for You?...

In our first segment on Turning the Tide, Ian Fisher, Elyse Krantz, and Beth Heaton discussed the relative merits of the report and plan but only had time to cover the basics. In this week’s show, they’ll return to dig a bit deeper and uncover what this means for students. Should they change their approach to course selection? Opt for fewer APs? Move community service to the top of the list of extracurriculars? Worry less about all of those in general? Tune in and find out! In this week’s college finance segment, we’ll be talking about taxes and their impact on college students. You can listen to this episode of Getting In: A College Coach Conversation and my more On Demand...

Everything Happens for a Reason by Rebekah and Boyd Campbell Apr01

Everything Happens for a Reason by Rebekah and Boyd Campbell...

April 4, 2016 : Did you ever stop to wonder why things have happened in your life the way they did? Everything happens for a reason and comes with a divine lesson.  Often the most difficult experiences bring us the greatest blessings, as well as tremendous growth and expansion. Rebekah and Boyd will share their stories, incredible adventures filled with many lessons that awakened their hearts. Find out how they created a life in alignment with their divine life purpose.  As you will learn from their stories, everyone can experience a life filled with purpose and passion. When we let go of fear, everything becomes possible! Don’t miss your opportunity to receive a live intuitive reading from Rebekah and Boyd by calling or emailing the show. Call 1-866-472-5795 or email Hello@SundraHealing.com. Listen Live Monday, April 11 at 9am Pacific Time / 12pm Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. After Wednesday following the show you can stream or download this...

The Power of Personality Marketing by Jacki McLenaghan Apr01

The Power of Personality Marketing by Jacki McLenaghan...

Are you interested in building a thriving and lucrative business? It’s frustrating knowing that you have a valuable product, service or message to share with others but you just can’t seem to find your ideal audience. There are so many moving parts in running a successful business and knowing where to find the answers and support can be a real challenge. You know that you need to be online, you know that you need to develop great connections and partnerships but maybe you’ve taken workshops or attended events that were just a huge waste of time and money. WE FEEL YOUR PAIN! Where do you turn to find reasonable information and the people who can help achieve your business goals. We would like to invite you to attend one of our Pure Potentials Connection Conferences. These are one day events that have expert speakers on all aspects of building a thriving business. At these events you can experience the following: Learn the tools and strategies to skyrocket your business Find potential clients Find potential promotional partners We are willing to put our money where our mouths are. This event is an opportunity to meet new people and gain valuable information. THIS IS NOT A PITCH FEST! We know that we need to earn your trust and showcase our expertise so that is why the cost to attend this event is only $49.99. We promise that you will leave with several valuable nuggets that you can use in your business immediately. AND…we give you lunch. Choose the location(s) of the events that you would like to attend and secure your spot today. We only have room for 150 people so don’t...

Skin, Writer’s Primer, Wildflowers by Cynthia Brian...

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998. This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us! Every single day your body sheds 30,000 skin cells replacing them with new ones. The face you see today is not the one you will see tomorrow. How to have a healthy, glowing, happy face with Heather Brittany as she shares secrets to fleshing out any skin troubles. Rapid changes in the publishing world have opened opportunities for aspiring authors. Multi-award winning author, Roland Allnach shares his knowledge and experience while offering a cohesive, pragmatic guide to publishing with his newest book, The Writer’s Primer. Would you enjoy creating a wildflower meadow? Wildflowers aren’t fussy. They grow in all kinds of soil, don’t need water once they are established, and add stunning textures and vibrancy to your landscape.  Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian, shares her wild flower sowing expertise. Bio: Roland Allnach’s books have received unanimous critical praise, have been featured on national and local television as well as terrestrial and Internet radio, and have been honored with more than a dozen national book awards. When not immersed in his imagination, Roland can be found at his website, rolandallnach.com, along with a wealth of information about his stories and experiences as an author. Writing aside, his joy in life is the time he spends with his family. Listen at Voice America Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions Press Pass Check out our brand new radio sites for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio. PARTY! Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND Help Be the Star You Are!® without...

Heal with Positivity by Cynthia Brian Mar31

Heal with Positivity by Cynthia Brian...

Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. Guest author of “How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can”, Amy Scher, offers numerous tips on how to be calm, stress-free, and focused as well as healing yourself through positivity.  Amy’s energy and enthusiasm sparked the admiration of hosts Asya Gonzalez and Brigitte Jia who chimed in with their personal experiences in how being positive boosted happiness. Health Rap Reporter, Alex Pawlakos offered scientific studies and examples indicating that positivity increases heart health, reduces pain, decreases crisis recovery time, and adds to general wellness. Asya read Ivan Burnell’s chapter, The Gift of Positivity, from the book, Be the Star You Are!® for Teens encouraging everyone to say YES to life.  Lower your blood pressure, heal your self, and be positive! Bio: Amy B. Scher is an L.A-based author, energy therapist, and leading voice in mind-body-spirit healing. Amy uses energy therapy techniques to help those experiencing emotional or physical challenges to heal permanently and completely. After years of struggling with a life-threatening illness, she discovered answers to the important question: Why do some people heal from emotional and physical issues, while others don’t? After healing herself when doctors had given up all hope, Amy is now an internationally sought-after practitioner helping others achieve true healing. www.amybscher.com Listen at Voice America Kids  Listen, View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio  Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES Read our February Newsletter Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. Listen to all...

Your Book is your Skyrocket for Success! by Luis Vicente Garcia Mar31

Your Book is your Skyrocket for Success! by Luis Vicente Garcia...

What is the importance behind a story? And if it is your story, how valuable is it? As successful people and professionals we have had an incredible ride, one with its ups and downs; peaks and valleys which result in many lessons learned and new experiences along the way. A story, YOUR STORY matters to you and to all. And this is what today show’s guest Viki Winterton has done over 25 years: helping many people sharing their stories. Viki is the founder of Expert Insights Publishing and she has helped thousands of people become best-selling authors but more importantly, sharing their personal stories in a way that not only matters but also influences and motivates many others. This is why your story and your book can skyrocket you for success. Join me in this very interesting program as you find out how to share your amazing story while becoming a best-selling author along the way. My books with Viki and EIP: I met Viki in 2012 as I became part of one of the books in the series Ready, Aim!. My first book with her and her incredible team was ‘Ready, Aim, Influence!’ (2013). Being a co-author with the likes of Marshall Goldsmith, Carlos Slim, and Viki herself has proven to be an amazing experience. Since then I have also participated in other amazing books such as ‘Ready, Aim, Inspire! (2014)’ with Joe Vitale; ‘Voyage to Your Vision’ (2015) with Marcia Weider, and more recently in a new series called ‘My Creative Thoughts’ (2015) and the up coming book ‘My Creative Idea’, scheduled to be published in September 2016. About Viki WInterton Viki Winterton is founder of Expert Insights Publishing, home of best-selling and award winning books and magazines, where visionaries and those...

Innovate How You Lead: Create A Business Advantage by Maureen Metcalf Mar31

Innovate How You Lead: Create A Business Advantage by Maureen Metcalf...

What does innovating leadership really mean? Let’s start with the definition of leadership as a uniquely human activity that is intended to move an organization forward such that it improves the lives of the people it serves and simultaneously takes into consideration the rightful interests of the organizational members. It is important to note that each individual leader will lead in a manner that is authentic to his or her unique skills, abilities, personality, beliefs, values, and other influencing factors such as brain chemistry. Effective leadership encompasses both the science of leading and the heart of the leader. It requires heartfelt care, compassion, and authenticity to be truly effective. This does not mean leaders are soft, but rather they demonstrate compassion when taking tough action. Being a good scientist and understanding the theory is a good start but insufficient if the leader does not demonstrate deep care for the people being led and the people being served. Innovating leadership cannot be applied as a monolithic theory, or as a simple prescriptive measure. It occurs through your own intellect and stems from your own unique sensibilities. Let’s build a foundation from which to explore both innovation and leadership, which means talking about them in an entirely different context. Leadership is a process of influencing people strategically and tactically, effecting change in intentions, actions, culture, and systems to move the organization forward such that it improves the lives of the people it serves and simultaneously takes into consideration the rightful interests of the organizational members. Leadership influences individual intentions and organizational cultural norms by inspiring purpose and creating alignment. It equally influences an individual’s actions and an organization’s efficiencies through tactical decisions. Innovation, as an extension of leadership, refers to the novel ways in which we...

ARE YOU READY FOR SENSORWORLD? by Rebecca Costa Mar30

ARE YOU READY FOR SENSORWORLD? by Rebecca Costa...

Sensors, sensors, everywhere sensors.  In our clothes, our shoes, air conditioners, cars, diapers and beds. And what are all these sensors doing? They’re collecting and analyzing data of course – billions of discrete pieces of information every picosecond of every day so we can, a) make informed decisions and, b) automate all of the things connected by the IoT (Internet of Things).  Soon sensors embedded in my pajamas will determine I’m dehydrated from having a little too much fun the night before, then send a message to the 3-D food printer in my kitchen to make a drink designed to replenish my electrolytes.  Sensors will also heat my house the minute my car heads for home and tell me when my 16-year old is driving over the speed limit.   Sound far-fetched?  It shouldn’t. Recently, Senior Editor of Wired Magazine, Bill Wasik, reported, “A new device revolution is at hand: just as mobile phones and tablets displaced the once-dominant PC,  wearable devices are poised to push smartphones aside.” In truth, the U.S. sensor market is expected to surpass $15 billion in 2016, causing On World to forecast that by 2017, global shipments of wearable, implantable, and mobile health and fitness devices will be up 552% from 2012. Welcome to SensorWorld. Now sensors and data analytics are preparing to go where ‘no man has gone before.’ Tackling an activity we spend a third of our lives ignoring: sleep! Why sleep? The National Sleep Foundation reports that 43% of Americans rarely get a good night’s sleep, and 60% experience a sleep problem almost every night. A recent Gallup poll revealed that since 1942, the amount of sleep we get has decreased roughly a half an hour per night and continues to trend downward. And the Center...

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative Featured on The Business Edge by Marcia Zidle Mar30

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative Featured on The Business Edge by Marcia Zidle...

Are you an entrepreneurial owner of a small company that’s poised for growth? Can you benefit from a market-based business education program? Would you like to know how to get more access to capital? If yes, then find out if you qualify for this program. On this episode of The Business Edge, my guest is Patricia Greene, the academic director of the 10,000 Small Business Initiative sponsored by Goldman Sachs. Its aim is to boost job growth in the United States and one of the best ways to do that is to stimulate small business growth. The program is an 11 session management course designed by Babson College, a leader in entrepreneurship and business education. Listen to this Podcast and Learn: * How you can be part of the 10,000 Small Business Initiative * Why being opportunity obsessed is so important for entrepreneurial success. * What’s crucial in being entrepreneurial: Your aspirations, behaviors, and self-confidence. . If there are differences between men and women in aspirations, behaviors and confidence levels . Why advisory boards, networks and access to resources are so important for success: You don’t have to do it alone. Key Take Away: Work On Your Pitch Many entrepreneurs are so enamored with their product or service that they forget to focus on what investors want to know – how will you make money for them. What’s your business case? Once you figured that out, practice, practice and practice your compelling pitch. On The Business Edge you will meet savvy, street smart entrepreneurs and business leaders who share their stories of success and even missteps as well as practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by growing...

How to WIN: Inspire with Insight, Grace and Action by Cheryl Esposito Mar29

How to WIN: Inspire with Insight, Grace and Action by Cheryl Esposito...

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Kristin Engvig, pioneering founder of WIN (Women’s International Networking), who has dedicated the past 20 years to women’s leadership and organizational change, inspiring others to create a world where business and society flourish and all people thrive. What do you do when the seed of an idea evolves into a vision, then becomes a force of influence and transformation for women around the world? If you are Kristin Engvig, founder of WIN, you breathe. You consider possibility. You build relationships. You step forward not knowing the outcome. You trust. You course correct if something does not work. What you don’t do is give up the core of the seed, the intent that was bigger than even you could imagine at the time, the values that nurtured the idea into being. This is not always the path of least resistance… A native of Norway, Kristin believes it is her responsibility to be a global citizen. Her career spans leadership roles at global corporations including JPMorgan & Citibank, to her current work as an international strategy and marketing consultant. In the midst of that journey, Kristin’s vision of “…a sustainable, feminine, global & authentic way of being in work, communities & life…” evolved into her founding of WIN (Women’s International Networking), which today is an independent global women’s leadership organization. Transforming ourselves in order to transform the world – one where business & societies flourish and all people thrive… building relationships to inspire possibility…stepping forward to take action, trusting that each step is a transformative moment for humanity. Every moment matters. Every person matters. Tune in every Friday at 10am PST to Leading...

Being Mindfully Married: How Thinking Improves Relationships by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips Mar29

Being Mindfully Married: How Thinking Improves Relationships by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips...

Being mindfully married offers partners moments to pause and use thinking to expand and change feelings.  This blog draws upon experts in mindfulness and marriage research and points to Arielle Ford’s new book, Turn Your Mate into Your Soulmate, recently discussed on Psych Up Live, Voiceamerica, as offering many great examples....

HOW TO LEAD WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR EMOTIONS by Hemda Mizrahi and Pat Baxter Mar29

HOW TO LEAD WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR EMOTIONS by Hemda Mizrahi and Pat Baxter...

Pat Baxter, Ed.D., MS, CSA, author of “Cool Change: Turning Emotions Into Leadership Strengths,” joined me on “Turn the Page”  to discuss how emotions help us to be guided by our experiences, better manage relationships, and take productive action. Listen to our conversation about engaging the benefits, and minimizing the liabilities of expressing feelings at work. The ability to regulate one’s emotions is an important marker of performing well in high-pressure situations. The more limber you are in responding to stress, the more access you’ll be granted to influence others. Dr. Baxter expanded on our discussion after the show, by sharing additional tactics for constructively engaging emotions: EMPATHY IS A CRITICAL SKILL IN BUILDING STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS. Research shows that women are likely to have higher scores in certain Emotional Intelligence competencies (which can make them strong leaders!), especially empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and relate to another’s feelings. Both empathy and emotional awareness are skills that can be learned. One of the most effective actions you can take to establish an empathetic relationship is to listen carefully and closely. When the person pauses or becomes quiet, repeat back what you heard (not word for word), using your own words to convey what you understood. Image Relationship Therapy, pioneered by Harville Hendrix, encourages the listener to then ask, “did I get it?” and “is there anything else?” This type of approach is foundational to coaching, counseling, and mediation given how supported, respected, and cared for the person speaking feels. It is a great strategy for deescalating a heated situation. BEING EMOTIONALLY AWARE ENABLES YOU TO GET “UNSTUCK” IN YOUR EMOTIONS. Emotional awareness invites you to pinpoint the triggers and other factors that contribute to your emotions, and to be empowered by the insights that...

The Brains of Leaders: Manage Your Thinking to Improve Your Effectiveness by Maureen Metcalf Mar29

The Brains of Leaders: Manage Your Thinking to Improve Your Effectiveness by Maureen Metcalf...

The following post is by guest Gary Weber, Subject/collaborator in neuroscience studies at Yale, Institute Of Noetic Sciences, Baumann Institute, Center for Study of Non-Symbolic Consciousness, Johns Hopkins, Penn State. It accompanies a Voice America Interview about how leaders can manage their thinking to improve their effectiveness. I found the conversation about how the brain actually works and how we manage our thinking versus our perception of what we are doing quite fascinating. For me, the take away was that our brain functions much differently than we were taught and by updating our understanding, we have the opportunity to reduce our stress and improve our effectiveness dramatically. From Gary’s work: One of our great, and common (mis)conceptions is that we need “thoughts” to speak – that we “think up”, consciously, what we say before we say it.  As an experiment, take a few minutes and watch carefully what you say, and see if you do think up what you say.   Go ahead, just do it… Do we know what we’re going to say before we say it?   Or do we just hear it as it is said, and then try to see if it was a “good” thing or if we might have “misspoken”? The quieter your internal narrative is, and the closer you watch, the easier it is to see that you have no idea what is going to be coming out when speech happens. An excellent paper was just published in “Psychological Science” entitled “Speakers’ Acceptance of Real-Time Speech Exchange Indicates That We Use Auditory Feedback to Specify the Meaning of What We Say”, by Andreas Lind, et al., from the Swedish universities at Uppsala and Lund. What Lind and his colleagues did was to see what would happen if...

The Art of Surrendering to Life’s Circumstances by Ariel & Shya Kane Mar28

The Art of Surrendering to Life’s Circumstances by Ariel & Shya Kane...

3/30/16 – The Art of Surrendering to Life’s Circumstances Join Ariel and Shya and experience how life suddenly becomes easy, fun and effortless once you say Yes to how your life is showing up. Listen Live this Wednesday, March 30th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on...

A Simple Solution to Loneliness by Paula Joyce Mar26

A Simple Solution to Loneliness by Paula Joyce...

Being lonely is not the same as being alone. You can be married, a member of a book club or a CEO and still be lonely. 1 out of 5 people are lonely and that number is increasing. Even though loneliness is not classified as a mental health disorder, it does affect our health and well-being like depression or anxiety do. In fact, Time Magazine recently ran a piece entitled, “Why Loneliness May Be The Next Big Public-Health Issue.” Clearly we need to take this seriously. Studies have shown that chronic loneliness increases mortality, inhibits one’s immune system, increases blood pressure, detrimentally impacts sleep patterns and has negative health consequences on a par with obesity, alcoholism and cigarette smoking. It’s even associated with dementia. Yet loneliness is not just an issue for seniors. In fact, nearly 60% of those aged 18-34 say they are lonely often or sometimes compared to 35% of those over 55. Please join us next Thursday to learn the causes and cure for being lonely....

Grow a WildFlower Garden with Cynthia Brian...

“May all your weeds be wildflowers.” When I was a child weeds and wildflowers were synonymous. I would meander through the hills and creeks with my handy Golden Nature Guide called “Flowers: A Guide to Familiar American WildFlowers” along with notebook, paper, and a Brownie camera to capture the images and properties of as many specimens that I could find. Trillium, morning glory, lupin, California poppy, clover, stargazer, brodias, columbine, buttercups, and mustard all captivated me. I would pick the flowers to quickly bring home to iron between wax paper and catalogue into my wildflower scrapbook. In a field of specimens, I’d dig a plant up with the attached roots to transplant into my personal flower plot. What I found out is that wildflowers aren’t fussy. They grow in all kinds of soil, don’t need water once they are established, and add stunning textures and vibrancy to your landscape. 1. Find a place where the flowers will get at least six hours of daily sunshine. Wildflowers need lots of sunshine. 2. Before spreading the seed, clear the dirt. Purge all weeds, grasses, or any other growth from the area. Turn the toil with a hoe or a tiller. 3. Rake the soil. 4. Add sand to the seeds at the rate of ten parts sand to one part seed. This will help you to see it when you spread it. Use a seed spreader if you are seeding a big area, or feel free to sprinkle by hand. 5. Don’t cover the seed with soil. It does need to be compressed for better germination either by walking on it or rolling it. I use a five gallon bucket to roll over the seeded soil in any smaller locations. 6. Water the seeds regularly until...

Diabesity, Voice Aging, Easter by Cynthia Brian...

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998. This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us! Obesity and diabetes are symbiotic partners. What’s the link and how can you avoid both? Heather Brittany  gives you the vocabulary to steer clear of diabetes and obesity. How old do you sound? Our voice ages like everything else on our body, but there are ways to keep a youthful sound. Broadcaster Cynthia Brian will share exercises that will help you keep from croaking out your words. Children love Easter because the Easter Bunny arrives with lots of colored eggs. Learn the history behind the Easter holiday- biblical, pagan, and secular and enjoy the hunt. Listen at VoiceAmerica Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions READ PRESS PASS Check out our brand new radio sites for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio. PARTY! Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!® Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes  Buy books by Cynthia Brian Amazon The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from...

WILL THE PARTIES LINE UP BEHIND TRUMP AND CLINTON? by Rebecca Costa Mar24

WILL THE PARTIES LINE UP BEHIND TRUMP AND CLINTON? by Rebecca Costa...

As we near the end of the primary season and the reality of a national contest sets in, the question on everyone’s mind is whether voters will come together to support their party’s nominee. Romney and other GOP leaders have publicly stated they will not support frontrunner Donald Trump. On the other hand, polls show that many Bernie Sanders supporters would rather sit the election out than cast their vote for Clinton.  In short, both leading contenders face serious obstacles when it comes to unifying their parties, let alone the country. First, Trump. Though he won three states on Super Tuesday and has secured roughly half the delegates needed to win the GOP nomination, last week party leaders secretly gathered to block Trump from the general election. Politico obtained a copy of an invitation sent to Republican leaders which read, “Please join other conservative leaders to strategize how to defeat Donald Trump for the Republican nomination, and if he is the Republican nominee for President, to offer a true conservative candidate in the general election.” According to political insider, Roger Stone, the Republican Party has, “cooked up a strategy…to steal delegates from Trump so that he’ll fall below 1,237 on the first ballot, and then, before the second ballot, to present one of their (own) group … as the Savior of the Grand Old Party.” Given opposition from the most powerful members of his party, can Trump bring the GOP together?  He can if he follows these 3 simple steps: For openers, make certain his competitors join forces with him.  Though Trump is widely known for his deal-making skills, pundits were completely caught off guard when Chris Christie and Ben Carson aligned with the frontrunner.  If he’s successful at negotiating similar support from Rubio,...

Living Our Days On Purpose by Cheryl Esposito Mar23

Living Our Days On Purpose by Cheryl Esposito...

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Jack Canfield, international peak performance expert. Originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul®, Jack’s focus has been understanding what creates success. His deep curiosity became the heart of his work, teaching millions around the world. The Success Principles™: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be is an international phenomena. A successful life requires taking 100% responsibility for our choices, to awaken from the habitual routines that have become our days and choose what matters. Jack collaborated with sobriety expert Dave Andrews to produce The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home. This contemporary, practical daily approach integrates Success Principles, neuroscience, cognitive therapy & proven tools to help you create positive, permanent change in addictive or habitual behaviors. Join Cheryl Esposito & Jack Canfield as we explore choosing our future, by living our days on purpose. Tune in live every Friday at 10am PST to Leading...

How Big Change Happens by Maureen Metcalf Mar23

How Big Change Happens by Maureen Metcalf...

This post is provided by Metcalf & Associates and collaborator Jim Ritchie-Dunham  as a companion for the March 22 Voice America interview with Christoph Hinske focusing on How Big Change Happens in his keynote presentation to the World Green Building Council. Jim is president of the Institute for Strategic Clarity, a trustee of THORLO, and an adjunct faculty member at the EGADE Business School and at Harvard. In this post Jim talks about his  “theory of impact resilience.” While a theory of change focuses on how a change in an intervention will lead to a change in specific means, which will drive change in a specific social impact–in a linear model–a theory of impact resilience looks at the system of causes, effects, feedback, and stakeholders that lead some interventions to generate a much more resilient system that delivers much greater, sustained impact. This information is for leaders who have struggled to successfully implement complex change using linear models and want to better understand alternative approaches that will increase the probability to success for much needed and highly visible change projects. More and more people are looking to large-scale social change processes to leverage their impact around very complex issues. From poverty, health, education, epidemics, and inequity to water, air, green building, and renewable energy. Scaling collective impact is everywhere. I have been looking at, and engaging with many of these efforts, for two decades now. In trying to figure out how to support large-scale change, many groups are trying to become evermore strategic. As a big proponent of strategic clarity, I encourage the strategic dialog, and I encourage pathways that will support a group in getting to greater clarity about what they can do together and what will work. In their strategic development processes,...

The Gift of Persistence by Cynthia Brian Mar22

The Gift of Persistence by Cynthia Brian...

Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. ‘Tis a lesson you should heed. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” Edward Hickson Two hosts who are currently attending Harvard join together for an exhilarating program celebrating the importance of perseverance. Henna Hundal and Ryan Sim are not only hosts and reporters on Express Yourself!, but, they have taken their experiences from Express Yourself!™ to launch a new talk show on Harvard radio and, in addition, Henna spins as a DJ for a program of blues. They read a chapter by Cynthia Brian from Be the Star You Are!™ for TEENS which illustrates the importance of never quitting. Today’s guest, exuberant Kamil McFadden, a Disney star on “K.C. Undercover”, inspires listener with his dedication to perseverance despite the odds, his belief that it is critical to be kind to everyone, and his gratitude for his mom, family, friends, TV colleagues, and everyone who has been a ladder in his life. “Paralyze resistance with persistence.” -Woody Hayes Never GIVE UP on your dreams! BIO: Kamil McFadden Kamil currently stars on the Disney channel original series “K.C. Undercover” as Zendaya’s younger brother. The series comes back for its 2nd season this spring! Listen at Voice America Kids View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio Press Pass Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES Read our February Newsletter Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. Listen to all broadcasts at ITUNES  Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia...

E. Coli – The Bug That Just Won’t Go Away! by Nicholas St Jon...

Yes, yet another case! A Valley Center, Kansas girl was reported with a “severe” case of E.Coli. Late last year it was cases that had cropped up across America from “suspected” contamination at Chipotle restaurants that have since been unable to isolate where it came from. Before that it was cantaloupes, lettuce, and peanut butter. You can live in fear of going out to eat or you can strengthen your Immune System so strong that even if you are infected your system will get rid of it so fast you’ll probably not even know you should have been sick. E. Coli is a bacteria that is very common and only a small handful actually can cause your digestive system problems. BUT – when it does, it can make you wish life would just end because the pain inflicted by this tiny little bacteria is no small thing. Many refer to it as food poisoning, which I guess if you want to label it, that’s as good as any. So if my Immune System was sub-optimal and I found myself face to face with this nasty little pain causing creature, here’s what I would do to stop the thing in its tracks. First, go to my local health food store, my preference is Natural Grocers, and get a bottle of NOW’s Sodium Ascorbate crystal powder, the 227 gram size is most common for anywhere between $12 – $15, its very inexpensive. I’d make my own batch of Colloidal Silver with my AVAg47 generator, but I could also pick up a bottle of the strongest Colloidal Silver I could find, hopefully in the 200 ppm (parts per million) range or higher. Even though I wouldn’t feel like drinking ANYTHING, I’d add 5 grams of Sodium Ascorbate...

This is IT! by Ariel & Shya Kane Mar21

This is IT! by Ariel & Shya Kane...

March 23, 2016: This is IT! Tune into Being Here and experience the possibility that you are living your life perfectly, right now! Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795. Listen Live this Wednesday, March 23rd at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on...

Organization by Cynthia Brian Mar18

Organization by Cynthia Brian...

Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. We live in a disposable society and almost everyone collects too much junk. Rather than wearing things out, we either throw them away or jam them in a closet creating more clutter.  Being unorganized creates a life of chaos. Hosts Asya Gonzalez and Jennifer Lee tackle the bedlam. Cynthia Brian’s chapter, The Gift of Organization, is read and discussed from the award winning book, Be the Star You Are!® for Teens followed by energetic and enlightening conversations with Health Matters producer and host, Heather Brittany.  Heather shares multiple tips on how we can all organize our lives and environments with small simple steps to clear the clutter and be more productive. The show ends with a soulful rendition of Rihanna’s “Stay” sung by our Express Yourself!™ teen host chanteuse, Jennifer Lee.   Grab the broom and dustpan. Clear out your locker. Create space and a place for everything. Shine up your life by eliminating clutter. There is meaning in cleaning. Guest Bio: Heather Brittany As a young teen in 1999, Heather Brittany was instrumental in launching Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 and currently serves on the Board of Directors.  She is the producer and co-host of Health Matters and T42 on the Voice America radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® heard every Wednesday from 4-5pm on the Empowerment Channel.  Since childhood Heather has been a model, actor, and voice talent and is currently a physical fitness instructor and certified Bar Method teacher. Juggling multiple projects, Heather has become an expert at organization. www.HeatherBrittany.com. Listen to Starstyle® Radio. Listen at Voice America Kids Listen, View Photos, Descriptions,...

Self-Justification in Politics and Life: More Dangerous Than Lying by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips Mar18

Self-Justification in Politics and Life: More Dangerous Than Lying by Dr. Suzanne B. Phillips...

In the current political climate the title of Travis and Aronson’s book “Mistakes Were Made: But Not By Me” is a rationale by leaders that many worry about. It brings to the forefront the human tendency to Self-Justify and the positives and negatives associated with it. A closer look reveals that when self-justification of negative actions becomes the automatic response in our personal or political lives– the impact is more dangerous than lying. Read more...

Change Your Smile and Change your Life? Mar17

Change Your Smile and Change your Life?...

Too many ideas came to mind when I wrote the name for this radio show. – Change Your Smile and Change your Life? – From Smiling to Success? – Smile for Success? Every single title is very appropriate for the subject we cover in this positive show as it is all in our Mindset, our Positive Attitude. I met Dr. Tomas Seif over 30 years ago. Yes he is a dentist and also an entrepreneur. How do you go from learning one skill at the university to leading an entire organization of professionals and having success along the way? By doing what you are passionate about. Understanding that your attitude is a key determinant of your entire life and eventually your personal and professional success will affect everything you do, and even hanging your smile. This is what Tomas does for his patients and he has a really incredible approach to do it. Join us in this exciting program and learn how to “Smile your War to Success!” Guest Bio Information: Tomas Seif, DDS Dr. Seif obtained his DDS degree at the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1989 and his Master of Science degree in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Michigan School of dentistry, USA in 1992. He is founder and former president of the “Venezuelan Academy of Esthetic Dentistry” and an active member of the “International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry”. As an entrepreneur he founded and is the director of the “Venezuelan Institute for dental updating” and later found “NoRonquesMas” a dental service for treating snoring and sleep apnea. Dr. Seif lectures extensively both nationally and internationally having presented lectures in the main programs of the most important dental academies around the globe. He is regularly invited as professor in Venezuelan dental...

HOW YOU CAN OPTIMIZE YOUR CREDIT SCORE AND BETTER UNDERSTAND YOUR SPENDING AND SAVING BEHAVIORS Mar17

HOW YOU CAN OPTIMIZE YOUR CREDIT SCORE AND BETTER UNDERSTAND YOUR SPENDING AND SAVING BEHAVIORS...

Financial Behaviorist Syble Solomon joined me on “Turn the Page” to discuss how her Money Habitudes card game, which has been used by hundreds of thousands of people globally, helps people to have their “best ever” conversations about money. These types of dialogues can support couples in staying together, the wealthy in improving their quality of life (affluence does not imply well-being!), and those who are financially challenged to thrive. Listen to our episode for insights that will guide you in better understanding your spending and saving behaviors. “Credit” is a topic that goes hand-in-hand with your habits and attitudes about money. Subsequent to our show, Syble and her colleague, Lee Gimpel, with whom she created The Good Credit Game, provided information that will assist you in optimizing your credit score. Given the variability in how credit works in different parts of the world, the suggestions they shared are best applied in the U.S. Here’s what they said: WHY CREDIT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU Your credit score is derived from the contents of your credit report at the time that the data is requested. Different companies produce both general scores, and ones that are specific to particular industries and different types of credit requests. Your score answers the question, “How much does the financial system trust you?” It determines the likelihood you’ll be approved for credit or a loan, and the rates you’ll receive. Your credit background is increasingly used beyond traditional places like getting a mortgage or car loan. It may figure into whether someone will rent to you, or if you qualify for a job, especially those that require security clearances. Lower credit scores can mean higher car insurance rates. Statistically, people with lower scores make more insurance claims. START BUILDING GOOD CREDIT NOW....

Straight Talk’s Sandra Reich hits big!...

Straight Talk’s Sandra Reich has been featured in Montreal Canada’s local paper touted as an international radio star- – twice in last month. It seems Straight Talk has taken off!!! Sandra Reich talks straight and she knows her stuff! Straight Talk with Sandra Reich burst on the scene in November 2015 and since then it  has exploded with Sandra’s honesty, sincerity and  strategies on living your best life. Sandra has hosted and will continue to host- some big name and fascinating guests such as Dr Christine Carter, Dr Sue Johnson, Dr John Gray, Dr Neal Barnard, Dr T Colin Campbell, Dr Michael Greger and many more.  Sandra offers the listeners the latest cutting edge research on how to really live your best life. From happiness experts, to anxiety treatment, from the role nutrition plays in our lives to living purposefully- Straight Talk with Sandra Reich covers it all. Sandra says: “There are secrets to living your best life. We have control over our destinies if we are willing to accept responsibility and learn how to evolve to our highest levels. The sky is the limit if you can learn about your own traps, wounds and move beyond them. We don’t get a manual on parenting, romantic relationships, how to become successful or how to manage life. Victimization, anxiety, depression, martyrdom and worse are the fall outs of not understanding your own role in your own life quality. Learn how you can really change your own life. Turn any darkness in your world into light. Become an expert at the dance of relationships. Reach for the stars and have the success in life and love that you always dreamt of.” About Sandra Reich: Sandra Reich M.Ed. is the Clinical Director of The Montreal Center for...

Mood Matters, St Patrick’s Day, March Garden Guide, Pricing Wars by Cynthia Brian...

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998. This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us! Mood Matters, St Patrick’s Day, March Garden Guide, Pricing Wars, Do happy people live longer? Does our health benefit from being in a good mood? Does being mindful reduce body fat? Shocking new research is unveiled to help your avoid risks with our health specialist, Heather Brittany. Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods, and plenty of green beer. Spring is almost here and we have an itching to get into the garden. Learn what to do in your March garden with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian. It’s tempting to want to lower your fees to attract business. But are you setting yourself up for failure by offering discounts. Win your clients over with great service and care and learn how to resist the lure of low pricing. Listen at Voice America Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions Check out our brand new radio sites for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio. PARTY! Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You...

How to Make the Right Decision: Going From Worrier to Warrior in 10 Easy Steps by Hemda Mizrahi & Benson Simmonds Mar16

How to Make the Right Decision: Going From Worrier to Warrior in 10 Easy Steps by Hemda Mizrahi & Benson...

Award-winning actor, coach, and writer Benson Simmonds joined me on “Turn the Page” to discuss his recently published book, “SOULAR POWER  – Unlocking the Eight Gates to Joy and Abundance,” which reflects his 20 years of study in the dramatic arts, Kabbalah, Eastern Philosophy, and Mysticism. Listen to this episode to access greater meaning, joy, and success in your life. Benson expanded upon our conversation after the show, by sharing how you can apply the key tactics he offered to the process of making “good” decisions. If you’re generally decisive and find yourself in new waters with an unprecedented anxiety or conflict that’s causing you to feel “stuck,” this approach will help you to move forward with greater peace of mind. If you frequently  have a hard time making decisions, Benson’s “ten steps” will teach you how to choose more quickly, and with greater confidence. Here’s what he taught me—in his own words: We’ve all been there – gripped by fear when needing to make an important decision. We’re afraid of making the “wrong” choice, or one that will result in a negative outcome for ourselves or someone else. Whether you’re making business decision, considering whether to leave or stay in a relationship, making choices regarding your health, school, or even what color shoes to buy, the underlying constant is that feeling for fear. When in fear, you are in worrier (ego) mode, as opposed to warrior (soul) mode, that place from which you can tap into the power of your soul. You soul is your untapped brain potential, that part of you that is connected to a divine source of unlimited joy, love and expansion. What about the old, “make a list of pros and cons, so you can detach emotionally” approach? That strategy...

JOB NUMBER ONE FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES by Rebecca Costa Mar16

JOB NUMBER ONE FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES by Rebecca Costa...

As of today, there have been 12 Republican and 9 Democratic primary debates, with more to come.  In each exchange the candidates have been asked to explain their priorities. Donald Trump listed border security at the top of his list.  Sanders said an equal economic playing field for all Americans was key.  Kasich claimed the $12 trillion deficit was a national emergency. And Cruz promised he would devote his first 100 days in office to repealing the Affordable Care Act, the Iran nuclear agreement, Common Core, and every other measure Obama put forth. From job creation, terrorism and immigration, to tax and education reform, the candidates have offered an impressive list of “top priorities.” But are these issues really job number one for the next President of the United States? Probably not. And here’s why: none of candidate’s plans, intentions, or detailed programs matter if the impasse between the two parties persists.  Think about it: would Clinton or Sanders have better luck getting the Senate to confirm a Supreme Court nominee than Obama?  Would they be more successful at getting anything through the current Congress?  And how about Cruz or Trump?  Cruz’s track record of bringing members of the Senate together is on par with Trump’s claim that he can unify Hispanic, Muslim, women and black voters. This week on The Costa Report, former Senator from Arkansas, Mark Pryor, compared the standoff between the Congress and Executive Branch today with similar conditions eleven years ago.  As Bush was preparing to submit his court nominees, the Democratic leadership announced they would filibuster all of the President’s nominees.  To which the Republican establishment fired back threatening to change the filibuster rules to stop the Democrats.  And for a while we faced an irresolvable stalemate – with...

The Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World Mar16

The Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World...

When I was declaring a college major, I told my parents that I wanted to become a writer. Their response was: “You’ll be a teacher. Write on your own time.” My only choices were what subject and what age group. So I got as close as I could and majored in English. That turned out to be a good thing for me because I was able to use my education and experience to develop my life path. How many of us, however, are able to break away from the “have to’s” and “should’s”? Women especially need to examine whether we’re playing a role, meeting parental, societal or spousal expectations or if we’re following our own path. We assume roles to please others. All of us, men and women, must discover who we really are and allow that to emerge into the world. Many men are nurturers and many women are leaders and intellectuals. We must break out of societal conditioning and allow our true purpose to emerge. Please join us Thursday to hear Dan Millman share the wisdom he has garnered in his own search....

Being Humanity…It’s Heaven on Earth by Cheryl Esposito Mar15

Being Humanity…It’s Heaven on Earth by Cheryl Esposito...

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Martin Rutte, Founder of Project Heaven on Earth; and author of multiple books, including NYT bestseller Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work. As an international speaker & consultant on spirituality in the workplace, he has explored peoples’ vision for the kind of world they deeply long for. He calls it Project Heaven on Earth. Martin wants to know: what is your heaven on earth? He sees Heaven on Earth as the new story of what it means to be a human and what it means to be Humanity. It begins with each one of us – practical strategies, simple actions that we can take today. The best part? We define our own steps: “what matters to me.” “At the heart of it, I believe what we want is a new context, a new story for the third millennium ­– one that inspires us all, one that enlivens humanity.” This is an opportunity to create your own inquiry into what matters in your heart. And bring that to life…simply…every day. Join Cheryl Esposito & Martin Rutte to learn the 3 questions that can change the world…starting with...

Show Me How to Remember Your Power through Self-Love and Forgiveness by Angela Blaha Mar14

Show Me How to Remember Your Power through Self-Love and Forgiveness by Angela Blaha...

“There is no greater gift you can give to yourself and the people you love in your life than to learn to love who you are at a soul love,” writes Angela Blaha.  “Remembering that I am from Love is the most freeing and empowering gift I have given myself.”  The author’s Show Me: How to Remember Your Power through Self-Love and Forgiveness offers a new way of being that begins with the experience of love at a vibrational level. Tune in live every Tuesday at 10am PST to Conscious...

From Novice to Expert by Ariel & Shya Kane Mar14

From Novice to Expert by Ariel & Shya Kane...

3/16/16 – From Novice to Expert “Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda You are already an expert if you drop the story that you are not. Tune into Being Here with Ariel & Shya Kane and discover how to go from Novice to Expert in an instant. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795! Listen Live this Wednesday, March 16th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. NOTE: Sunday, March 13 is Daylight Savings Time in the US. This means that on March 16 & 23, Being Here will air one hour earlier in Europe: 5pm Central European Time & 4pm in the UK. After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on...

Why I Chose the University of Southern California: One Student’s Story by Elizabeth Heaton Mar11

Why I Chose the University of Southern California: One Student’s Story by Elizabeth Heaton...

We’re excited to welcome another student to the show to tell her college selection story. In this case, she had to make a difficult decision between USC and Carnegie Mellon, and she’s going to tell us how she did this. A recent article outlined some suggestions for how to raise a creative child, and they didn’t involve overscheduling or—gasp—over-parenting. We’re going to discuss our thoughts on the article, encouraging creativity in students, and how that creativity can play a role in the college admissions process. We’re also going to answer listener questions about college finance. Tune in live every Thursday at 1pm PST to Getting In: A College Coach...

Simple Gifts, An excerpt from Practical Enlightenment Mar11

Simple Gifts, An excerpt from Practical Enlightenment...

Simple Gifts An excerpt from Practical Enlightenment by Ariel & Shya Kane Although we had been good friends a long time ago, we hadn’t seen Eric in more than 20 years. It was the first time he had attended one of our Say YES to Your Life! evenings in New York City. He had traveled from Boston to attend our special event, Employee of the Year, a seminar devoted to discovering how to bring excellence to the workplace. There were many others attending for the first time that night – most were cautiously optimistic about what was possible, curious about what they might learn. Eric came to the evening with a plan: Sit back and listen. He thought that would be the best way to approach the seminar since, to his way of thinking, he had nothing of value to offer. Thankfully, his plan failed. Here is what happened: As we looked out at the faces, we could tell that people were looking for many different things but we felt fairly certain that everyone had an interest in being more successful, productive and satisfied at work. We also knew that most people have internalized standards that they unknowingly compare themselves to and many fall short in their own estimation. So we posed a question: “What attributes do you think embody the Employee of the Year?” It was an exciting exploration. Many volunteered ideas – doing complete work with consistency, operating with passion, listening, being responsive to your colleagues and customers, as well as many other useful suggestions. Each attribute someone brought forward came to life as people passionately articulated how they felt and what they saw. Suddenly, a man in the front row stood up. “I’m not sure what my idea of Employee of...

Escape from Your Fears! A conversation with Michelle Poler by Luis Vicente Garcia Mar10

Escape from Your Fears! A conversation with Michelle Poler by Luis Vicente Garcia...

When you decide to start an important quest, there will certainly be many questions on your head. Could I do it? Will I fail? Will I succeed? How? When I met Michelle Poler she had already embarked on what became her life project: Facing her Fears. And it has been transformational. How many fears do you have? Some may be fear of failing, being rejected or not achieving. And if you think that way, you will never do. If you are determined to finish strong you really have to get rid of your fears, even the simpler ones. This is what Michelle has taught us: you can Escape from Your Fears. As many have found, you can be afraid even of starting and taking action. Performance is about Action, decisiveness, being fearless. This is what we will cover in this fearless show. Join me as I interview Michelle Poler as she talks to us about her 100 days of Fear, her new ideas and how she decided to take Action! About Michelle Poler Michelle Poler, originally from Caracas, Venezuela, is a graduate from the School of Visual Arts holding a master’s degree in Branding. A few months ago, she quit her job as an Art Director to develop what started as a school project and turned into a life-changing experience. Earlier this year, Michelle decided to face all of her fears and record herself for her project 100 Days Without Fear. She planned to become a braver person by the end of the 100 days, what she didn’t plan was to inspire millions along the way. Michelle Poler, Founder, 100 Days Without Fear www.100dayswithoutfear.com facebook youtube Hear this episode of “Performing at Your Best: Mindset Evolution with Luis Vicente Garcia” and many more On Demand...

March Garden Tips from Cynthia Brian by Cynthia Brian...

“That which surrounds you is within you.”~ Karl Schmidt After visiting the Yucatan Peninsula for a week at the end of February where I snorkeled and swam in underground cenotes (rivers) as well as the aqua waters of the Caribbean, I returned to a garden exploding in blooms. Bearded iris, tulips, anemones, freesia, cyclamen, calla lilies, oxalis, Chinese fringe, rosemary, ranunculus, cinerera, gladioli, plus hillsides of daffodils as well as fruit trees of Asian pear, peach, apricot, prune, and crabapple. As the wind blew, the air rained pear blossoms. The soothing smell of springtime permeated my nostrils. How lovely to come home to beauty. The recent insert in our water bill made me laugh with ways to use only thirty-five gallons a day. Besides the fact that they failed to recognize that most households contain more than one individual, they also completely overlooked water for gardens, indoor plants, and pets. Although my water conservation efforts have placed me in the top 20% of savers, the water company also recognized that 68% of my water usage is for landscaping. If only we had access to the water of those 6000 cenotes in the Yucatan! Many emails have arrived asking about more information on the Pearl’s Premium lawn seed. Since the ground is warming yet the heavens still shower us with rainfall, March is an opportune time to seed and re-seed your lawns. Since my November 4th, 2015 article about this award winning lawn seed, I’ve learned that new research indicates that the roots grow to twenty inches, making the grass, once established very drought resistant. The one draw back that I have discovered from my personal experience is that in our area, the birds do indeed like the seeds. Make sure to roll the seeds for...

Self-Expression Made Easy Mar09

Self-Expression Made Easy...

If we may be so bold: YOU are brilliant! Are you in touch with it? If not, no worries. It’s normal to lose the experience of your greatness from time-to-time. This month we have many offerings to support you in discovering or re-discovering your own personal genius. Our Article of the Month, “Simple Gifts,” is an excerpt from our book Practical Enlightenment (which, by the way, recently won the Mom’s Choice Book Award Gold Medal!). In it, Eric gives himself permission to express himself and discovers what a difference he makes. Article of the Month: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/article-of-the-month/ Practical Enlightenment: http://amzn.to/1OXJJkT In our Video of the Month, Shannon wants to be a leader and is pleased to discover she already is one – enjoy! Video of the Month: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/video-of-the-month/ We have seminars coming up on each side of the Atlantic Ocean that will empower you in experiencing ease in your self-expression. First, in New York City is Step Into Your Brilliance on March 11-13. Step Into Your Brilliance: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/step-into-your-brilliance/ Then, in Hamburg, Germany we offer The Freedom to Breathe on March 31, and Tell It Like It Is: The Power of Being Clear and Direct on April 1-3. You are invited to join us for any or all. Freedom to Breathe: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/the-freedom-to-breathe-hamburg/ Tell It Like It Is: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/tell-it-like-it-is/ Wishing you a wonderful March! Warmly, Ariel & Shya P.S. This month’s International Teleseminar is Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Participants gather in hubs cities across England, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong and more. Find one near you! http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/international-teleseminars/ P.P.S. Mark your calendars! Daylight Savings begins on Sunday, March 13th in the US – this means that on Wednesdays March 16 & 23, Being Here will air 1-hour earlier in Europe: 5pm Central European Time & 4pm in the UK....

What do Americans want in their next President? Mar09

What do Americans want in their next President?...

The 2016 race for the White House has raised many more questions about leadership than it has answered. What attributes do Americans want in their next President? Experience? Decisiveness? Honesty? And how much does likeability matter? Thus far, the primary debates have been riddled with more nasty accusations and counter- punches than we’d allow in a sporting event or divorce court, never mind at the average supper table. Yet, when it comes to the Presidential contenders, many Americans see these behaviors as strength, certainty and resolve. Frontal assaults reflect fearlessness. Demeaning comments, superiority. Interrupting and talking over each other, a sign of taking charge. Welcome to the new portrait of leadership. This isn’t the first time America has struggled with leadership and likeability. Some of the most successful helmsmen in history didn’t have personality traits we admired. No one would argue whether George Patton was one of the greatest generals to serve in the military, or, whether he was so brash, conceited and disagreeable even his superiors took pains to avoid him. Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s longest-serving Prime Minister of the 20th century, was enormously unpopular with the working class in spite of the fact that her economic policies saved the country from a catastrophic recession and record unemployment. Her cold, strict demeanor quickly earned her the nickname “The Iron Lady.” In modern times, business and government leaders like Larry Ellison, Dianne Feinstein, Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Rumsfeld and Eric Schmidt have been widely admired for their talent and success, but few, if any, would describe them as “likeable.” Which begs the question: what if, in addition to skill, these individuals had been likeable? Would they have achieved greater successes? What if Patton had had Douglas MacArthur’s ability to bring people together? What if Donald Rumsfeld...

Optimism Mar09

Optimism

Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. (http://www.starstyleradio.com/#!store/c1747) “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity.  An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill Optimism doesn’t mean life will be perfect, just that we can imagine positive outcomes. Given a choice, we all have the power to write our own personal happy ending. Dr. Bud Bilanich, the Common Sense Guy, leadership consultant, career success coach, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and influential blogger, joins hosts Asya Gonzalez and Jennifer Lee in an uplifting romp through the power of hopefulness. The program ends with Jennifer singing “Put Your Records On”. Be an optimist and take advantage of the opportunities to accomplish that which you thought you could not. Bio: Bud Bilanich-Optimism Bud Bilanich, The Common Sense Guy, is an executive coach, motivational speaker, author and blogger.  Dr. Bilanich is Harvard educated but has a no nonsense approach to his work to goes back to his roots in the steel country of Western Pennsylvania.  Bud is a cancer survivor, on the faculty at the University of Denver Business School and lives in Denver with his wife Cathy.  He is a retired rugby player and an avid cyclist.  He likes movies, live theatre and crime fiction. www.BudBilanich.com Listen at Voice America Kids:http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/90949/the-gift-of-optimism Listen, View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio: http://www.expressyourselfteenradio.com  Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: ! https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3 Read our February Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/5ba937b37f/288055965/ac7221bc2f/ Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. http://ow.ly/SFIHz  Listen to all broadcasts at...

How important is workplace atmosphere to a millennial? Mar09

How important is workplace atmosphere to a millennial?...

This post is a companion to the Voice America interview with Cam Marston to air on March 8, 2016. Cam is the President and Owner of Generational Insights and an expert on the Demographic Trends and Generational Bias Impacting Work & Sales. How important is workplace atmosphere to a millennial? Apparently it was important enough to at least one of them to blow off one of the premier employers in her desired profession. “My visit,” she concluded, “made me realize it was sterile journalism.” Gordon did not give examples of work produced by the Times that she considers sterile, but seemed more concerned with the newsroom environment, saying she knew she “wouldn’t fit in with the culture” in a place where she couldn’t “fully express my creativity and quirkiness.” She illustrated her point by noting that an internship coordinator at the Times may not have appreciated the “shooting stars and flying bats” on her portfolio. While Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers will laugh this off as a millennial living down to the stereotype (and wonder what kind of journalism student would show up to the New York Times with stars and bats drawn on her clips), we also must assume that Gordon isn’t alone. Finding a collaborative atmosphere and an outlet for their creative passions is important to millennials – and finding talented millennials is important to employers. So who should give? Should employers like the Times reconfigure their workplaces to cater to the desires of millennials like Gordon? Or should Gordon realize that not every office is going to feel like the campus newspaper? There’s no one right answer here, but my hunch is: perhaps a little of both. As more millennials flood the workforce, many workplaces are moving toward environments that foster the...

Fire Up Your Metabolism, Interning at Any Age, Corralling Multitasking by Cynthia Brian...

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998. This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us! Your metabolism is like your car engine. It can be high performance or it can be sluggish. Want to keep your body up to speed? In Health Matters, Heather Brittany gives you the fuel to fire up your metabolism. Are you anxious to reboot your career? Are you fearful about being too old. Interning may be the answer to getting you your next great job. Do you think you are an efficient multitasker? Think again. With so little time and so much to accomplish, the lure of multitasking is unmistakable. Stop! Look! Listen! Cynthia Brian, the possibility architect, reveals how our brains struggle with competing tasks Listen at Voice America Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions Check out our brand new radio sites for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio. PARTY! Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!® Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes Buy books by Cynthia Brian Amazon The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on...

Accessing The Moment by Ariel and Shya Kane Mar07

Accessing The Moment by Ariel and Shya Kane...

3/9/16 – Accessing The Moment How do you access the moment? Listen in to Being Here with Ariel and Shya Kane and discover how simple it can be. Listen Live this Wednesday, March 9th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on...

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998. This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us! Exciting advances in medicine arrive this year. Game-changers for stroke victims, cancer patients, and mobility issues. Heather Brittany discusses the years’ top predictions for medical breakthroughs. With 68% of Americans now owning one, the smartphone has become the go-to camera for most people. Want to know how to take better photos? Cynthia Brian is a newspaper columnist as well as a photographer who uses her iphone for some of the best pictures yet. Learn the secrets. Robert Frost said that good fences make good neighbors. That is something we probably all agree on but what happens when you need a fence to protect yourself and your garden from the wildlife? Fence me in and find out. Listen at Voice America Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions Check out our brand new radio sites for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio. PARTY! Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!® Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes Buy books by Cynthia Brian Amazon The award winning positive...

Comparing Financial Aid Offers Mar04

Comparing Financial Aid Offers...

It should be an easy thing to compare financial aid offers from different schools. But between loans, grants, merit scholarships, work study, and other different components, it can often feel like comparing apples to oranges. In this week’s show, we’ll take listeners through the best way to compare offers and decide which one is actually the best. In another segment in our High School Plan series, we’ll explore different course selections and extracurricular ideas for potential pre-dental students. For those students looking to get some hands-on experience while they’re in college, we’ll look more closely at co-op programs. Tune in every Thursday at 1pm PST to Getting In: A College Coach...

Hospitals can Kill you! by Nicholas St Jon...

But they don’t have to. I recently interviewed Dr. Betsy McCaughey Ph.D on “The Health Cure” radio show. She was a sheer delight to have on the show and I was extremely honored to have her and her knowledge is profound! Dr. McCaughey (pronounce McCoy) is the Founder and Chairman of The Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID) in hospitals. The work she is doing is making hospitals much safer for you and I to be patients in as well as for visiting loved ones in. Her website is hospitalinfection.org and we discussed the biggest threat to our health while in the hospital, C. Diff. If you haven’t heard of the latest threat to humanity, you’re not alone. I’d just heard of it recently myself but had no idea how serious this threat is. Its what I call a “rogue bacteria” which is part of the superbug antibiotic resistant bacteria list that is continually growing. C. Diff is a bacteria that now infects 5% of patients that are in hospitals and kills over 25,000 people a year. The primary thing that makes this c. diff bacteria so profoundly different is that it enters the body through the mouth whereas MRSA enters through an opening in the skin like a surgical cut. Its infection is in the intestines and can destroy good bacteria and if left unchecked, destroy your intestines leading to death. I find it striking that the media and “authorities” were scaring us to death over Ebola which killed 11,300+ people over 12 months but you’ve heard NOTHING of a bacteria right here in the United States that kills over 25,000 people a year! That’s as I like to say, the BAD news. Thank God for people like Betsy McCaughey who brings us...

Going Deep ~ A semi-silent Meditation Retreat by Angela Blaha Mar03

Going Deep ~ A semi-silent Meditation Retreat by Angela Blaha...

The value of going into silence! I remember the first day I went into silence, it feels like it was yesterday.  I was filled with anticipation of going deep within, to experience silence like I had never experienced it before.  I was a bit nervous to go so deep within myself, that I actually made myself sick a few days before I was scheduled to leave for the event. I was a ball of emotions, none of which I could identify with.  It was as if they were new emotions, or old emotions that had a new layer to them.  I rarely get nervous, but I have to admit I was nervous about the silence.  Like you, I live in a very loud and noisy world. The nervousness continued upon arrival, as I was entering a place with new faces, not knowing any of the other people attending this silent event.  The thing I thought would be a saving paradigm was that we would be silent, so there was no room for small talk or getting to know people.  Just silence! Much to my surprise there was some sort of underlying knowingness with the other participants, like we had known each other for years.  There was no room for small talk as there was deep and expansive conversation to experience.  We all seemed to be on the same path to enlightenment or at least to understand ourselves better and the reasons we exist. What I learned from this experience was that I yearned for the silence, and it is now a regular part of my daily life.  I yearn for the moments of silence so I can explore an even deeper level of who I am.  My first experience was mind blowing to say...

Preparation of the Initiate at the Threshold of a New Life by Brigitte Boyea and St. Germain Mar03

Preparation of the Initiate at the Threshold of a New Life by Brigitte Boyea and St. Germain...

Hello to you all! This month of March will be undeniably another one of these intense month of transformation that we can prepare ourselves for. It is a month filled with many thresholds to new levels of consciousness, that’s for sure. First we have the full solar eclipse on March 8th at the New Moon, then the Spring Equinox on March 20th, only to be followed by the Festival of the Christ on the day of the full moon on March 23rd where we will experience also a partial lunar eclipse. These are action packed times, indeed, and the Hierarchy of Light wants to support us more than ever to find ways to effortlessly surf these cosmic waves of transformation that offer so many powerful opportunities for accelerated spiritual growth to us. One of the ways to receive this support is by listening to our weekly radio shows. All shows throughout March will be focused on these upcoming and highly charged events. In our next episode airing for the first time on March 2nd, St. Germain will offer guidance to prepare the initiate at the threshold to a new life. On the path of initiation there always comes a time of re-evaluation and choosing when approaching the threshold to a new beginning. Life then becomes a powerful tool of transformation. It will mirror an inner world back to you that demands your full attention and is asking you to release what no longer is in alignment with your heart felt truth. In this radio show St. Germain will take you on a journey into your inner Self to help you let go of what no longer serves you. He will infuse you with a dual healing ray that incorporates the power of Geburah and...

The Rising Tide: Conscious Capitalism by Cheryl Esposito Mar02

The Rising Tide: Conscious Capitalism by Cheryl Esposito...

Raj Sisodia is passionate about making the world a better place through business. Why is it that companies are spending more money on marketing than ever before, yet customer satisfaction, loyalty, and trust are on a downward trajectory? His research revealed that some companies were bucking this trend. Raj decided to ask the question: “what value is being created – and for whom?” Join Cheryl Esposito and Raj Sisodia as they explore the evolution of “conscious capitalism!” Tune in every Friday at 10am PST to Leading...

You Be You and I’ll Be Me by Ariel and Shya Kane Feb29

You Be You and I’ll Be Me by Ariel and Shya Kane...

3/2/16  – You Be You and I’ll Be Me Ever feel like you have to be more than you are? Listen in to Being Here and in a moment, easily and effortlessly relax into the brilliance of You. Callers welcome at 1-866-472-5795! Listen Live this Wednesday, March 2nd at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel. After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on...

Color Helps Heal Trauma by Paula Joyce Feb29

Color Helps Heal Trauma by Paula Joyce...

Trauma describes a wide range of experiences that include single occurrences as well as on-going incidents. Some examples are: traffic accidents, the sudden death of a loved one, all forms of abuse, natural disasters, medical disasters and war. The effects of trauma vary. Most psychologists believe that you can survive trauma and alleviate the symptoms. They do not, however, believe that people can truly heal from trauma, thrive and even experience what is now called posttraumatic growth. It turns out that some new approaches to healing trauma result in personal growth that is dramatic enough to warrant the descriptive title of transformation. People create positive change, develop a new identity and find new meaning in life. Their new found strength and wisdom gives them the tools they need to prevent and process future trauma. Please join us Thursday to learn how Emotional Transformation Therapy can do all this. Visit: ettia.org (International) ettcenter.com (Dallas and Bedford, TX). Tune in Live every Thursday at 8am PST to Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the...

From a One Woman Show to a Multi-Business Enterprise by Marcia Zidle Feb29

From a One Woman Show to a Multi-Business Enterprise by Marcia Zidle...

How do you maximize operational efficiencies, hire the right people and make sure you are serving your customers well?  How do you avoid burning out as your grow your business? How do build a business that is here today and here tomorrow? The Answer Is: Systematize For Success. On this episode of The Business Edge my guest Johnette van Eeden, founder and CEO of Star Wellness has grown her business on the principle  “systematize for success!” As a serial entrepreneur, she advocates all key processes of every business, including hiring, training, sales, accounting, and operations, can and more importantly should be systematized.: Therefore, everyone knows where to go and what to do…they simply follow the system.  Key employees can leave for a few days without chaos.  New employees have a resource to turn to instead of having to ask someone how to do everything (or worse, just guess).  In fact, Johnette went on vacation for a month during the busiest time last year, and didn’t have to worry because she knew she had the systems and people in place to make it run smoothly. Listen to this Podcast and Learn: How she grew from a one woman show to multiple locations to now having a franchise operations; the challenge of growing too quickly and how Michael Gerber’s E-Myth book put her on the track to success; her systematized hiring process and the tools she uses to get the right people in the right seats on the bus; how she became a master time manager as her company took off and added multiple product lines and advice from a serial entrepreneur on the success factors for building a sustainable business. The key take away: Set goals for where you want to be, formulate a plan...

Fence Me In! by Cynthia Brian...

By Cynthia Brian “Good fences make good neighbors.” Robert Frost Growing up on a ranch we had all kinds of enclosures. Fences to keep the cattle in, fences to keep the deer out, coops for the chickens, hutches for the rabbits, paddocks for the horses, pens for the sheep, and extra corrals for the injured animals we’d rehabilitate before release. What we didn’t have were human fences. While traveling to the East Coast and the Southern states, I noticed a lack of fences between homes. Lawns rolled into one another, gardens meandered, play structures appeared to belong to no one or everyone. In the California sierras, the same mentality holds true for many homeowners. But in the cities and suburbs of California, strong fences create good neighbors, especially if you live near a house that reminds you of Miss Havisham’s ruined mansion in Charles Dickens, Great Expectations, albeit with abandoned cars on blocks, rusting washing machines, and a backyard piled high with trash. The sturdy redwood fence dividing your properties could be your sanity savior. Here in our neck of the woods we experience a different kind of problem. Deer! With few predators and plenty of open space deer have been multiplying exponentially. This is not good news for gardeners. Of all the correspondence I receive from readers, the majority of the questions concern these trespassing foragers. “What can I plant that deer won’t eat?” “How can I keep the deer from breaking my sprinkler systems?” “What can I do to keep the deer out of my garden?” Over the years I’ve written articles about our dear deer and after three decades of trying literally every trick suggested, I am convinced that there is only one answer. Build a fence! I decided to call several...

How You Can Become a Peak-Performing Person and Leader: Tackling Taboo Realities Like Sexual Violence and Tobacco Use Head-On by Hemda Mizrahi Feb26

How You Can Become a Peak-Performing Person and Leader: Tackling Taboo Realities Like Sexual Violence and Tobacco Use Head-On by...

Leadership and social change experts Peter Prichard and Sarah Beaulieu joined me on “Turn the Page” to discuss two taboo topics—tobacco use and sexual violence. In sharing compelling personal stories that galvanized their social change missions, Peter and Sarah demonstrate how truth-telling can empower you to become a peak-performing person and leader who chooses to make a difference Sarah and Peter extended their information sharing after the show to provide you with additional support and encouragement. SEXUAL VIOLENCE IS NOT JUST A WOMEN’S ISSUE. Sarah notes, “One challenge with sexual violence is that many people view it as a “women’s issue.” Sexual violence directly impacts about one out of four women AND one out of six men in the United States. You can learn more about the facts surrounding men and sexual violence at: http://theenlivenproject.com/convo-graphic-the-truth-about-men-and-sexual-violence/ OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO CONTRIBUTE TO SOLUTIONS Sarah is working on a book to help men support survivors of sexual violence in their lives and become stronger champions for sexual violence. If you’d like to contribute your perspective to this book, please complete her men’s survey and invite your colleagues and friends to do the same She shares a few of the many practical ways that you can support stigmatized issues like sexual violence without re-vamping your company’s community relations efforts: follow an anti-sexual violence organization on social media; sponsor a table at a fundraising event; or provide skilled volunteer support to group that works directly with survivors. She also suggests exploring how sexual violence might intersect with issues that you or your employer already support, citing the following examples: “while childhood exposure to sexual violence can impact your physical and mental health (http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy), few organizations that focus on heart disease, diabetes, or obesity view sexual violence prevention and...

CHANGE has a positive impact on your Performance! by Luis Vicente Garcia Feb24

CHANGE has a positive impact on your Performance! by Luis Vicente Garcia...

As we learn about how to improve our Performance we need to understand that learning about CHANGE is a critical and key ingredient for Success. We know that change happens when we alter the form or nature of something; I will include of someone as well. Change is always present in everything we do, whether it is in or personal or professional lives. It affects our society, our families and the companies we work and interact with. George Bernard Shaw said “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” This is why understanding that change can have positive and everlasting implications of growth, evolution and transformation is extremely important in today’s world. Join me in this episode as we see the concepts of performance and mindset from the perspective of becoming a change...

DEATH OF THE CAMPAIGN BLUEPRINT by Rebecca Costa Feb24

DEATH OF THE CAMPAIGN BLUEPRINT by Rebecca Costa...

When it comes to political campaigns, the past used to be the best predictor of the future. But no more. Speaking on The Costa Report, political history buff and host of MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily, Steve Kornacki, summed up the 2016 Presidential race, “New rules for politics are being written in real time right now. And finding out what those rules are is invigorating!” So what’s different about this year? As it stands today, a billionaire businessman who has never held elected office, who has offended women, Hispanics, and the Pope, offered no program specifics, and spent far fewer campaign dollars than his competitors, has managed to maintain a double-digit lead for ten months – causing every pundit and journalist to begrudgingly admit they were wrong about Trump.  They expected his run to be as short-lived as Giuliani or Gingrich.  And if the old rules still applied, it would have been.  But as Trump moved from state to state – violating every tenet that defines “political correctness” – his popularity grew.  The working class – once a Democratic stronghold – began switching teams.  As did soccer moms concerned with security, young people worried about job opportunities, and retirees who face entitlement cuts when the economy falters.  Kornacki observed, “Trump has been leading, on average, in national polls since July now. None of the candidates in 2012 – who were running against Romney – ever led for more than 3 weeks at a time …we’ve clearly established that he (Trump) is something very different in Republican politics, in American politics.”    Managing editor for the New York Times website, David Leonhardt agrees.  Leonhardt recently recanted his skepticism about Trump’s effectiveness, “We were fooled by history. Neither Mr. Cruz nor Mr. Trump resembles any candidate who has won...

West Islander Sandra Reich becomes an international Internet radio star...

Local paper announces the incredible success of VoiceAmerica’s Straight Talk with Sandra Reich radio show. Read more...

The Gift of Leadership by Cynthia Brian Feb23

The Gift of Leadership by Cynthia Brian...

Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. Leaders are not born, they are made. It’s hard work and diligence that grows a leader. Hosts Asya Gonzalez and Zahra Hasanian conduct a vivacious and impactful conversation on the meaning of leadership. They read the chapter by Sujin Park on Leadership from Be the Star You Are!® for Teens, then spend two segments sharing their personal stories on how they are developing their leadership skills. The hosts talk about the importance of failure to learning to succeed. The issues about the Presidential election are discussed with the focus on the importance of electing a responsible leader. Reporter of Lion Roars, Katie Lyons, talks about leadership by offering quotes by the famous sports coach, Vince Lombardi. The leaders of the 50th SuperBowl with the Denver Broncos is also featured. Teamwork is essential to leadership and great leaders instill a sense of camaraderie. Leaders must motivate, know what they want, and make it happen. “Fail to honor people, they fail to honor you; but of a good leader who talks little, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will all say, “We did this ourselves”.  Lao Tzu Listen at Voice America Kids Listen, View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES Read our February Newsletter Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. Listen to all broadcasts at ITUNES Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an...

Step Into Your Brilliance by Ariel and Shya Kane Feb23

Step Into Your Brilliance by Ariel and Shya Kane...

Happy February! We are wishing you an effortless and expansive month. Sound good to you? Here are several resources to support you in having TransformationMadeEasy: In our Video of the Month, originally part of our Premium Excellence Club online subscription series, we speak with Maiken about the difference between independence and inter-dependence as she discusses her desires to be “a strong, powerful woman” and have a loving relationship, too. Watch as she discovers that “Softness is Not a Problem.” Our Article of the Month, “Sometimes Bright and Shiny Isn’t the Best: A Berry Picker’s Guide to Dating,” is an excerpt from our book How to Have A Match Made in Heaven. It in, we share a story about finding the fruit (and people) that are sweet, fully ripened and ready for picking. We invite you to Step Into Your Brilliance: Go ahead and register for our next weekend course in New York City on March 11 – 13. This fun and lively seminar is an opportunity to free yourself from self-doubts and internal chatter while you experience your brilliance as a lifestyle, moment-to-moment, regardless of the circumstances. People will be attending from all over the world – you are most welcome! Wishing you a brilliant month full of magical moments, Ariel & Shya ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ STAY CONNECTED ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to our YouTube Channel View our profile on LinkedIn Follow us on Pinterest Visit our Transformational Moments blog Visit our Meetup Page Subscribe to our Excellence Club Email Newsletter ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ASK Productions, Inc. info@ask-inc.com www.transformationmadeeasy.com...

Enlightenment 101 by Ariel & Shya Kane Feb23

Enlightenment 101 by Ariel & Shya Kane...

February 24, 2016: Enlightenment 101 There never was a course in school called Enlightenment 101, so we figured we should do one here and now. Join Ariel & Shya Kane in Being Here and enroll yourself in that enlightening experience. Listen Live this Wednesday, February 24th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Network. After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on...

Academy Awards/SAG Awards, Positivity, Benefits of Volunteering by Cynthia Brian...

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998. This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us! The Golden Globes and SAG Awards are over, but this week the biggest awards ceremony takes place in Hollywood. Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany share their inside scoop on what’s hot and what’s not. Are you a positive person? If not, would you like to be?  Besides major health benefits, being positive helps you be happier and enjoy better relationships. Cynthia Brian pops the positive pill and writes you a prescription. Many people believe that volunteering somewhere is either a chore or just giving away time. The reality is that volunteering mindfully truly helps the volunteer in many ways. Find out what volunteering is all about and get ready to jumpstart your life. Listen at Voice America Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions Check out our brand new radio sites for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio. PARTY! Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!® Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes Buy books by Cynthia Brian Amazon The award winning positive talk radio program,...

The Courage to Stand Feb22

The Courage to Stand

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Philo Ikonya of Kenya, a human rights activist, social change motivator, ardent poet, writer and lecturer. Philo holds postgraduate degrees in the Arts and consults on gender, governance and media issues. Philo courageously writes about the injustices of Kenya. In her series, Kenya Is Burning, she reflects on her country’s struggles with the devastating violence that has claimed so many lives and turned its people against each other. “The women of Kenya have always been aware of injustice in our society…we’ve always known that the deep inequalities in our country would lead to the destruction of this nation.” Philo has decided to wear sacks instead of regular clothes to protest the current violence in Kenya. She has helped organize a campaign urging Kenyan women to wear sacks for clothes “for as long as we do not have peace in Kenya; as long as we do not have justice and reform.” Join us to hear this extraordinary story of courage and vision for a just world. Tune in every Friday at 10am PST to Leading...

Dr. Paula Joyce, host of UpDr. Paula Joyce, host of Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit to hold Om...

Voice America Talk Radio Network, Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that Dr. Paula Joyce, host of Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit radio program will hold Om Awakening Workshop on February 21, 2016 at the Center for Spiritual Living in Dallas, TX. Dr. Paula Joyce, host of Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit to hold Om Awakening Workshop on Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 2:00-3:30pm. Om is the sound of creation. It vibrates at the highest levels. The Om Awakening process will align you with the positive, loving and enlightening vibration of the Universe. Through this experience you will: Open new channels within your body Connect with Divine energy Raise your vibration Increase your awareness of the Divine Heal your body See more through the eyes of your Limitless Higher Self Release your fears Bring more light, love, health and youthfulness into your body Register Now This workshop will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living, 4801 Spring Valley Rd. Suite 115, Dallas TX 75244. To hear more bestselling authors and world-renowned guests like Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk, Dr. Bernie Siegel, Dr. Larry Dossey, The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress, Dr. Christine Courtois, Dr. James Garbarino, Keni Thomas, Dr. Joan Borysenko, David Whyte, Will Bowen, Sandra Ingerman, Dr. Susan Weitzman, Dr. Charlotte Kasl, Patricia Evans and Imara be sure to listen to these shows on-demand. “Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit” airs live on Thursdays at 8 AM Pacific / 10 AM Central / 11 AM Eastern on The VoiceAmerica 7thWave Channel. All shows will be available in Dr. Paula Joyce’s Content Library on The VoiceAmerica 7thWave Channel for on-demand and podcast download. The VoiceAmerica Network offers the latest conversations in a talk radio...

How Do They Decide?: Admissions at Large State Schools Feb19

How Do They Decide?: Admissions at Large State Schools...

Ever wonder how the admissions process works at large state universities? We’ll give you a hint—it’s not exactly the same as at the Ivies. Kelly Bird, senior assistant director of admission at the University of Georgia joined us to explain how their process works. Prior to joining the UGA Admissions team, Kelly served as a Regional Admissions Officer, at her alma mater, Georgia Southwestern State University, where she earned her BBA in Accounting and her MBA. Kelly has read and reviewed thousands of admissions and scholarship applications for a large, public, research university, while also managing a recruitment territory in and out of the state of Georgia, where she represents UGA at high schools, college fairs, and admissions panels. She also plans on-campus programs for school counselors from across the country to introduce and educate them on UGA and their admissions process.  Kelly supervises the UGA undergraduate interns within the admissions office and manages UGA’s Admissions and Recruitment Council, where she serves as liaison to the university’s 17 schools and colleges. On this episode, we also fill you in on financial aid verification, including what it is and how it works. Finally, we’ll shed some light on how colleges evaluate the high school that your child attends. About College Coach Since 1998, College Coach has been the nation’s leading provider of educational advising and 100% of our students have received acceptances. Every College Coach advisor is a full-time team member and all were admissions or finance officers at the nation’s top colleges, including Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, and more. Tune in to Getting In: A College Coach Conversation every Thursday at 1pm...

HELP 911, Protecting Children, Hidden Toxins, Worry Not...

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998. This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us! You have an emergency and you’ve called 911.  But, can they find you? Take the steps necessary to make sure that first responders can get to you without difficulty in today’s Health Matters with Heather Brittany. There are few crimes more horrible that child abuse. How can you protect children? Cynthia Brian will help you identify abuse, teach children rules for safety and assertiveness, learn how to carefully choose caretakers, and more.  Let’s end the cycle of violence with education. Fluorescent lights contain mercury, one of the most toxic substances on earth. Learn what light sources need special care and disposal. We can learn from past, look forward to the future, but it is critical to live in the moment. If you are a worry wart, tune in for some tips to worry not. Listen at Voice America Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions Press Pass Check out our brand new radio sites for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio.http://www.StarStyleRadio.com. PARTY! Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!® Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ...

Presenting Powerfully Feb18

Presenting Powerfully...

Rick A. Morris interviews Debbie Lundberg, author of 9 books and the Principal of Presenting Powerfully.  They will be discussing key skills in presenting yourself powerfully.  This will not be a discussion about making presentations, rather this is about how each aspect of us: our style, our language, our approach, and our expressions are what becomes our “package” or our presentation of self each day.  We sometimes forget that other’s impressions of us do not start when we see them, rather it begins when they see us…via email, social media, in a meeting or one-on-one…even in a parking lot.  Have some fun with how presentation is perceived and think about ways to increase and optimize your overall impact and brand…and leave armed with ideas, actions, and even attitudinal tools for making the “right” presentation for being remembered well! Tune in every Friday at 2pm PST to The Work/Life...

Your Attitude for a Perfect Performance! by Luis Vicente Garcia Feb17

Your Attitude for a Perfect Performance! by Luis Vicente Garcia...

When we combine the definitions of ‘Attitude’ and ‘Performance’, we find a really interesting combination: one that allows us to focus, set our goals and particularly define how we want our mindset to work. Attitude has been defined as the “manner or disposition with regards to a person or a thing”. However, when we look at its meaning from a performance point of view, it defines how we behave and what we feel towards a person, thing, company or market. This is why then the concept of Performance Attitude is a key ingredient of what you can do, how you behave and what you will be able to accomplish. Join us on this episode of ‘Performance at Your Best’ as we explore how to combine the positive aspects of Performance and Attitude. Luis Vicente Garcia is a Business Performance Coach with FocalPoint Coaching and Training, International speaker, Best-selling author and radio host who focuses on leadership, teams, success and entrepreneurship. To contact Luis Vicente follow him at www.luisvicentegarcia.com @lvgarciag or send an email to coachluis@luisvicentegarcia.com Tune in live every Tuesday at 3pm PST to Performing at Your Best: Mindset Evolution with Luis Vicente...

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: NO LONGER A MORAL ARGUMENT by Rebecca Costa Feb17

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: NO LONGER A MORAL ARGUMENT by Rebecca Costa...

For the past forty years, the moral grounds for legally sanctioned executions have been passionately argued by proponents and opponents, with opponents making slow gains. Beginning in 2011, approximately one state per year has abolished capital punishment – Illinois in 2011,Connecticut in 2012, Maryland in 2013 and Nebraska in 2015. Yet, in spite of the slow drift, thirty-one states presently enforce the death penalty, and nearly 3,000 inmates are waiting for their sentences to be carried out. According to the host of CNN’s ‘Legal View’, and former anchor for CourtTV, Ashleigh Banfield, the time has come to put facts ahead of moral arguments, “It’s not so much about the philosophy behind whether the death penalty is right orwrong. I still go back and forth about that,” admitted Banfield. “We’re really good with crime-fighting tools, which makes you think we’re getting better and better at being more accurate when we make the ultimate decision to take someone’s life. The truth of the matter is, we might be really good with the science, but we’re really bad at handling the science. I’ve witnessed time and time again catastrophic failures of “perfect material” – meaning the material is perfect, but the people aren’t.” Banfield asserts that any margin of error is cause enough to take death off the table.  But what, exactly, is the ‘margin of error’ when it comes to death penalty convictions? Here, the facts speak for themselves:  Since 1973, new DNA evidence has lead to overturning 130 death row convictions.  Last week the advocate group, Project Innocence, reported that errors in handling and testing scientific evidence have played a role in 46 percent of wrongful convictions. Translation: half of the wrongful convictions are due to human error. “It’s not about how bad the guy (or gal) is we’re prosecuting, – it’s about...

How Craniosacral Therapy Alleviates Pain, Disability, and Dysfunction by Hemda Mizrahi Feb16

How Craniosacral Therapy Alleviates Pain, Disability, and Dysfunction by Hemda Mizrahi...

Physical Therapist and Craniosacral Therapy (CST) practitioner Tracy Lin joined me on “Turn the Page” to talk about how CST goes beyond treating the physical symptoms of pain, disability and dysfunction, to address causes that are rooted in the psyche and emotions. If you’re still exploring ways you can regain your health and mobility post-injuries, illness, surgeries, or other issues, CST might be one of your “missing links.” Craniosacral Therapy complements most healthcare modalities, both mainstream and alternative, such as acupuncture, psychology, chiropractic care, and dentistry. It can be integrated as one of a host of other interventions used to address complex medical problems and needs. After the show, Tracy shared the following three scenarios to further illustrate the benefits of CST. Perhaps you can find yourself, or someone you know in the presenting issues. 48-YEAR OLD FEMALE WITH DIAGNOSIS OF LEFT HIP LABRAL TEAR PRESENTING ISSUES The patient slipped on the floor while her foot was caught in the ground. She experienced pain when getting in and out of a cab, and when she was on her feet for more than two to three hours or with quick changes in direction. She also had pain while lying on her back, when bringing her left knee toward the opposite shoulder (with her foot positioned outward, which is an internal rotation of the hip). TREATMENT WITH PT AND CST Tracy says, “In a typical PT session, I would have focused on strengthening and stretching both of her legs, emphasizing her left hip, along with some manual therapy. However, after guiding her through basic stretches and functional strengthening exercises that she could do at home, I primarily treated her with Craniosacral Therapy with intermittent therapeutic dialoguing. She opened up about a lot of stressful situations, both work-related...

How to Run a Profitable Business as a Creative Entrepreneur by Hemda Mizrahi Feb16

How to Run a Profitable Business as a Creative Entrepreneur by Hemda Mizrahi...

Business Coach Rob Fortier joined me on “Turn the Page” to describe what it takes for creative entrepreneurs to run a profitable business. After his guest appearance on my show, Rob offered three additional strategies and related tactics for owners of new or growth ventures. MAKE BOLD CHOICES. During the interview, we discussed that success starts with adopting a business-owner mindset. Part of that, as an entrepreneur, is asking yourself and considering: What am I willing to do or give up in order to get what I want and reach my goals? Are you willing to be brave and step out of your comfort zone? Are you willing to think bigger than you ever have before? Are you willing to take risks even though you might fail? Action steps to make bold choices: * Make a list of five bold, positive choices you’re willing to make for your business. * Identify which one of the five will have the most significant impact on your business. * List five moves you will make to take action on that bold choice. * Decide what you can stop doing or give up to create more opportunity for your business. KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE. During the show, we discussed how important it is to define your target market. Who are the purchasers and consumers of your products or services?  Who do you want to be serving? Many creative entrepreneurs are tempted to say “everyone!” No matter what you do or how good you are, your work is not for everyone. The person who buys a $20 poster at the local discount store might not be the same person who’s willing to spend $1,000 for an original painting. The last thing you want to do is waste your valuable time...

Which 2015 LinkedIn Changes ‘Some of them secret’ Will Help You Succeed in 2016? by Marcia Zidle Feb16

Which 2015 LinkedIn Changes ‘Some of them secret’ Will Help You Succeed in 2016? by Marcia Zidle...

LinkedIn overhauls the Groups feature, Messaging on the site be completely revamped, Endorsements are popping up every time you open LinkedIn, the new mobile app seems to have a mind of its own and people are able to publish full length articles on their profile. My Guest on this week’s Business Edge is Wayne Breitbarth, the CEO of Power Formula, who gives us concrete ways to capitalize on LinkedIn’s latest updates and revisions to get grow our businesses and careers.  Wayne has shared his expertise with more than 80,000 business professionals through private business consulting, dynamic presentations to worldwide audiences, and his critically acclaimed book The Power Formula for LinkedIn Success (now in its third edition). Listen to this podcast and learn: The three biggest mistakes people are making on LinkedIn; free vs premium membership: which is best for you; why you should start publishing and how to leverage your post; how LinkedIn mobile app has changed the way you craft and display your profile; the challenge of the new messaging system and how to get your message out to your connections; if it’s better to have a big network of people you hardly know or a smaller network you know very well; why a well-thought out strategy before execution is critical to finding the right job or acquiring the best customers. Tune in Every Friday at noon PST to The Business Edge with Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, and hear street smart advice from my guests on how to create and grow great businesses that matter – those that do well and do...

Language of the Soul: Our Sacred Purpose by Cheryl Esposito Feb16

Language of the Soul: Our Sacred Purpose by Cheryl Esposito...

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Melanie DewBerry, the “Soul Coach,” co-creator of “Choice” magazine for coaches, a “wordologist,” & educator in the power of language to shape our sense of self. Melanie says we have a problem today: intelligence trumps wisdom. And without wisdom, there is no guidance. We have forgotten how to learn from our elders, from the storied words, from the essence of experiences; and then to weave that learning with the data, facts, & logic to inform actions. We have forgotten the language of our soul, our sacred self & our purpose in the world. Melanie has a master’s degree in Asian Economic Development & Political Risk. In China she taught graduate business students & worked with the government on the pricing of goods in Latin America. She studied multiple languages, was a pioneer in the field of coaching, & mentors master coaches around the world. And…she wants us to flex our wisdom muscle. Join Cheryl Esposito & Melanie DewBerry to learn the language of the soul! Tune in every Friday at 10am PST to Leading...

Living Life with Wisdom by Paula Joyce Feb16

Living Life with Wisdom by Paula Joyce...

Tip of the Week As you’ve noticed by now, I often include a silver lining story in my blog. When appropriate, I’m going to begin with a tip for the week from my e-book, 33 Tips for Self-empowerment. I’ve decided to do this because when you are self-empowered, you are connected to your limitless higher self, your soul. As you learn to hear the still small voice within over the loud voices of others, you will begin to feel at peace. It is through this connection with the limitless part of yourself that miracles occur, like unexpected healing and wealth. In our first show this year Psychic Dawon Washington pointed out that this connection to our limitless higher self is essential to make the best use of the energy available in 2016. This is new energy entering the world that will allow us to change our destiny and create the life we desire. So please use these tips. My Tip for this week is: Reconnect With The Divine. Fear moves in when we feel separate from the Divine. Think of someone you love and reconnect with the Divine through Love. The fact is that like fear, separation is an illusion. Since the Divine is pure Love, we can help ourselves feel Divine love by feeling the love of another human or an animal. This is what we mean when we say, “love is all there is.” When we are able to truly know and feel that, we live without fear and in continuous connection with the Divine. Silver Lining Story My silver lining story for this week is actually about my last 2 shows, which were both on emotional abuse. Every time I do a show on abuse, old buried memories, new insights or...

Cynthia Brian’s Garden Guide for February...

“It is Nature that causes all movement. ” Veda Vyasa, The Bhagavadgita The creeks are rushing, hillsides are saturated, lawns are green, and rain is in the forecast for the month. Our H2O dances and prayers resulted in an El Nino winter, much to our delight. People with swimming pools find themselves draining the overflows. If only we as individuals could save all this extra water! I no longer have buckets in my shower nor am I dumping dishwashing water in my potted plants. We are not wasting water in our household, but there is no need to collect every droplet as there was this past autumn as I have nowhere to toss the excess. In fact, I am diligent about making sure my outside container plants are not drowning. What a difference a month makes! Narcissus, bergenia, and daffodils are already spreading their sweet joy in our slumbering gardens. The cold of this winter will help trigger flower formation in peonies. If you are lucky enough to have a home in the snow country, peonies benefit from a thick blanket of snow. Camellias are blooming and rhododendrons are budding. Loquat and pear trees boast blossoms. Begonias, pansies, and cyclamen add color and texture to our beds. Nature is on the move and we are the beneficiaries. PICK naval oranges as they are ripening. Twist the orange and when it comes off the limb easily it’s ready to eat. It the orange resists, let it stay on the tree a bit longer. PROTECT lettuce from aphids naturally by planting alyssum as a border. GROW pansies, cyclamen, and violets as a winter pick me up and to attract butterflies. Pick the edible flowers to adorn salads and desserts. SPRINKLE a granular organic fertilizer around fruit trees....

A Transformational Approach to Teaching by Ariel & Shya Kane Feb15

A Transformational Approach to Teaching by Ariel & Shya Kane...

February 17, 2016: A Transformational Approach to Teaching “I remember that before I met Ariel and Shya, I saw teaching as something hard and not fun. Little did I know that listening would make all the difference.” – Susan Finch, voice and speech coach, NYU’s Atlantic Theater Acting School and The Juilliard School Whether you are a teacher, parent, student or simply would like to learn how to effectively share an idea, listen in and learn how to connect with others in such a way that you experience their brilliance – as well as your own. Listen Live this Wednesday, February 17th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Network. After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here. You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes! ~~~~~~~~ Susan Finch – Susan Finch has been teaching Voice and Speech for over twenty-five years. She is an alumna of the Juilliard School, where she currently coaches in their Drama Division and is on the faculty of NYU’s The Atlantic Theater School and Actors Connection. She co-leads Speak Up with Ariel Kane, a fun series of classes where participants discover how to express themselves with clarity and confidence in any situation. An award-winning voice and speech coach and professional actress, Susan coaches theatrical productions, actors, and corporate clients which includes Fortune 500 companies. For more information on Susan’s work please visit susanefinch.com Michael Hanko – New York City voice teacher Michael Hanko founded his program FreeBody FreeVoice in 2003 to help singers and others discover a new level of skill and wellness. His holistic approach, designed to allow students to experience a magical unleashing of their...

Zika Conspiracy Theory Nonsense by Nicholas St Jon...

Don’t get me wrong, I highly admire Mike at Natural News, what he did to turn his own health crisis around and his extremely valuable resources at Natural News dot com. But every time I hear these “conspiracy” theories crop up, I wonder just how much real thought went into posing them. The last major conspiracy theory was that Ebola was being weaponized. And though it is a very deadly, virulent, high mortality rate virus, it has been known to just burn itself out like it has done in the past and eventually probably would have done this time but with far more casualties, but it wasn’t airborne which does not lend itself to becoming a weaponized bio-terroristic method. Besides, the nutritional levels of our foods while not great, seem to lend themselves to giving the typical American a strong enough of an immune system to being able to survive an Ebola outbreak with what could be in the 10%-20% fatality rate of those infected. And while that would be “pandemic” levels and heart breaking for families and friends, it wouldn’t make for a “Last Man on Earth” or “The Last Ship” sequel. Likewise, weaponizing Zika makes almost NO sense on ANY level. Its not very virulent, has an extremely low mortality rate, is short lived in the body, and isn’t airborne. Not a very good candidate for a bio-weapon. So just dismiss this one. While I’m at it. Zika is transmitted by the Aedes aegypti or albopictus mosquitos. This is the very same mosquito that transmits Dengue fever and Chikungunya viruses. There was a handful of cases of Dengue in 2013-14 and one or two cases that I’m aware of with the Chikungunya virus. So what makes the “authorities” or “experts” think that...

In Defense of Dr. Sherri Tenpenny by Nicholas St Jon...

This post is in response to an article on The Logic of Science Talk about calling the kettle black, this is one seriously biased and uninformed article against the work of Dr. Sherri Tenpenny. Let’s apply your logic to another situation: The first premise is that all current science theories will eventually be proven out to be true, which is false from the very start. At one time, “scientists” some very smart guys all believed that the Earth was flat, all the documentation written was with that theory in mind. Had they written 10,000 articles, papers, blogs, tv shows, radio shows and Scientific American articles, when another “scientist” questioned the existing theory and published the first article, it would NOT have changed what the truth eventually was proven to be. 1 article against 10,000 WOULD be the needle in the haystack and WOULD have been very hard to find. Truths typically go through 3 stages: First: they are generally ignored; Second: they are violently opposed and ridiculed; Third: eventually they are accepted as self-evident and we wondered why they were ever even doubted. This article is in stage 2, opposed and ridiculed. She’s correct, there are hundreds of thousands of articles, papers, and studies proclaiming the trustworthiness of vaccines and how safe they are. And while there are several thousand trials, studies, and cases of injured people who have been awarded monetary damages due to vaccine related injuries and deaths, those so called outliers are not single point conclusions, but in fact replicated often times from independent and unrelated studies and trials. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail! The western/traditional/conventional medical trained modalities are two fold, the first is to treat an ailment or illness with chemicals which...

Sometimes Bright and Shiny Isn’t the Best: A Berry Picker’s Guide to Dating by Ariel & Shya Kane Feb12

Sometimes Bright and Shiny Isn’t the Best: A Berry Picker’s Guide to Dating by Ariel & Shya Kane...

Sometimes Bright and Shiny Isn’t the Best: A Berry Picker’s Guide to Dating An excerpt from How to Have A Match Made in Heaven: A Transformational Approach to Dating, Relating and Marriage by Ariel & Shya Kane I started picking berries for money at the age of 6. My aunt Joyce took me with her to the berry fields to “help out” at her summer job and after a full day of picking strawberries, (many of which made their way into my mouth) I was proud to bring home three shiny dimes for my labors. My mother put them in a place of honor before dinner and I went to bed that night dreaming of all the penny candy I could buy at the little store in town. All of the local kids I knew picked berries during the summer to make spending money and some to pay for school clothes and supplies in the year ahead. There were many growers around and so we worked the season: First strawberries, then raspberries, a short crop of boysenberries (by far the easiest), marionberries or blackcaps, then blackberries. In fact, picking berries was so common where I grew up that it never occurred to me until after I moved to New York at age 19 that not everyone spent summers in the berry fields. Each summer, my mom would also make us wonderful deserts featuring local fruit and at the end of the season, one of my favorites was blackberry cobbler. My sisters and I would take large metal bowls and fill them with the wild berries that grew by the roadside or down at the edge of the field on our property and Mom would turn them into something delightful. Shya and I went to...

The Bender Virtual Career Fair on 3.15.16 by Joyce Bender Feb11

The Bender Virtual Career Fair on 3.15.16 by Joyce Bender...

The Bender Virtual Career Fair: Employment for People with Disabilities on  Tuesday, 3/15/2016  provides an opportunity for employers and job seekers with disabilities to connect online and network from the convenience of their home computers and offices.  The Virtual Career Fair is free for job seekers with disabilities and is open to students and alumni from 2 and 4 year colleges and universities across the United States.  Register and upload a resume today  at www.careereco.com.  Additionally, Employers seeking to recruit from a talent pool of individuals with disabilities as a part of their diversity and Section 503 compliance outreach initiatives can learn more about the event and also  register at  www.careereco.com...

THE PRICE OF CHINA-PHOBIA MAY BE AMERICA’S LEADERSHIP IN SPACE by Rebecca Costa Feb11

THE PRICE OF CHINA-PHOBIA MAY BE AMERICA’S LEADERSHIP IN SPACE by Rebecca Costa...

Space is a great stage for diplomacy. Yet, when it comes to cooperating with China’s space program, the United States may have forgotten that lesson. This week, former NASA Commander of the International Space Station, Leroy Chiao, urged leaders in Washington DC to strongly consider the consequences of rebuking China’s offer to collaborate in space. “We Americans have taken for granted that we’ve been the leader in human space flight. But it’s been almost five years since we gave up the ability to launch astronauts into space … It’s much more constructive to engage (with China) than to isolate. If we don’t we risk being left behind.” Tune in Live every Tuesday at 6am PST to The Costa Report or listen to this episode and many others On...

What Near-Death Experiences Tell Us About Living by Paula Joyce Feb10

What Near-Death Experiences Tell Us About Living by Paula Joyce...

How many times have you heard someone say: “I don’t believe in an after-life and we really won’t know the truth until we die. So what’s the point of speculating?” What if we could know now? Even better, what if the information that people who have seen the after-life bring back to us, could help us live our life here on earth with more joy, peace and happiness? We actually are in that position. There have been thousands of recorded near-death experiences by numerous researchers over many years. Each has unique aspects, but the preponderance of evidence proves that these experiences are real. Not only are they authentic, but the individuals touched by these experiences gain wisdom that helps them live their lives differently. Just like a cancer survivor learns the value of family, friendship and the pure joy of taking another breath, near-death experience survivors also live life from a new perspective. Please join us Thursday to learn how this information can enhance your life. Tune in live every Thursday at 8am PST to Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the...

The Power of Love Feb10

The Power of Love

Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace”-Jimi Hendrix Express Yourself!™ shares the love with hosts Brigitte Jia and Zahra Hasanaian as they interview two authors who know a lot about amour. First up is Jennie Lee, healing yoga therapist and author of True Yoga, an inspirational guide through the Yoga Sutras outlining how to create enduring happiness, overcome life’s challenges, and experience the Universal Love that is available through meditation. Numerologist Michelle Arbau, author of The Energy of Words, shows us how the numbers are never wrong as she offers predictions for 2016. Whatever your question, love is always the answer. Bio: Jennie Lee Jennie Lee is a Yoga Therapist who has used the formula she writes about in True Yoga, to help people conquer paralyzing anxiety, depression, grief, post-traumatic stress, attention deficit issues, eating disorders, and challenging relationship dynamics. An expert in the field of Yoga Therapy, Jennie lives the principles of the Yoga Sutras to navigate times of trial and to remain happy regardless. www.jennieleeyogatherapy.com Bio: Michelle Arbeau Michelle Arbeau is an internationally recognized Celebrity Numerologist, author, inspirational speaker and radio and tv host. She has a Hollywood clientele base that includes Twilight vampires, Big Bang Theory actress, Pirates of the Caribbean actor, NBC Director, Celebrity stylist and many more. A media favorite and considered an expert in her field, Michelle is the author of The Energy of Words. www.michellearbeau.com Listen at Voice America Kids Listen, View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to...

Super Bowl 50, Go Slow, Food Fight, Warranty Wars...

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998. This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us! The tale of two cities, San Francisco and Santa Clara celebrated the 50th Super Bowl by pulling out all the stops at Levi’s Stadium, the new home of the 49ers. Whether you rooted for the Panthers or the Broncos, it was game for the record books. We live on a speed track. Whether we are cooking, running errands, or working, we move so quickly that we sacrifice effectiveness, enjoyment, and efficiency. In Health Matters, Heather Brittany and Cynthia Brian resolve to help us all take it easier, be healthier, and happier. Arguments about food are prevalent, especially with the sell-by dates. Are you wasting food by tossing items when they are still safe to eat? In the U.S. 30-40% of all food is wasted, about $161 billion worth according to Agriculture Department estimates.  We’ll look at what to eat and what to toss. Do you buy an extended warranty when you buy a product? Warranties are insurance for products but are they worth the extra cost? Cynthia Brian will look at the luxury of warranties. Listen at Voice America Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions Check out our brand new radio sites for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio. PARTY! Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for...

When Is More Too Much and When Is Enough Enough? by Marcia Zidle Feb09

When Is More Too Much and When Is Enough Enough? by Marcia Zidle...

Insolvency, bankruptcy and reorganization are powerful challenges and require an inner strength that comes from faith, know-how, experience and bravery. My guest on this week’s The Business Edge is Patrick Rettig, America’s Top Turnaround He shares his unique philosophy that has saved over 800 businesses in the last twenty years. To do this he delves into the psyche of CEO’s to help them understand their behavior affects their company’s financial status and growth. Listen to this podcast and learn: The rationale behind the title: When is more too much and when is enough enough?; what’s dimension jumping and why it’s important to focus on the NOW; the difference between failure and mistakes, it’s not just semantics; the five things CEO’s must do every day to take charge and build a strong future; how to manage yourself and your business while under extreme financial pressure. Tune in Every Friday at noon PST to The Business Edge with Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, and hear street smart advice from my guests on how to create and grow great businesses that matter – those that do well and do...