Makeovers with Seltzer Style, Regaining Focus, LadyBugs Life Cycle

May 23, 2018

Whether it’s updating your image or transforming your dating life, Kim Seltzer’s philosophy is simple… work from the inside-out to achieve your goals and boost your self-confidence. Kim developed her own personalized wing gal approach with clients doing in-field work with men and women working on body language, first impressions, image and messaging and how it impacts attraction. Her process is light-hearted, fun and empathic aimed at improving dating experiences and relationships. The services at SeltzerStyle provide include private phone/Skype sessions, email coaching, and dating boot camps.

Is your brain being altered by video screens?  The prime culprit in hijacking attention spans is the smartphone. Do you know how to unplug? Learn ways to get your focus back!

Have you ever wondered where ladybugs come from and how their life cycle evolves? Cynthia Brian witnessed the metamorphous and was completely captivated by the experience. Where there are aphids, ladybugs feed. Find out more when the Goddess Gardener bugs out!

 
Bio: About Kim
With a vat of knowledge and experience as a therapist, certified style coach, dating coach, and matchmaker, Kim Seltzer has helped hundreds of people find lasting love and connection and build valuable relationships using her unique “confidence makeover” process. Using an outside-in approach, Kim has changed hundreds of lives by changing their style, emotional and social intelligence using her signature formula, “The Charisma Quotient,” working on body language, first impressions, image and messaging and how it impacts attraction. This Los Angeles-based expert travels the country helping people discover confidence, charisma and connection as a speaker at National Matchmaking Conferences, eHarmony, Neutrogena and iDate, as well as her own annual conference series for men and women, The Makeover Blueprint. Kim is also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and DigitalRomance.com, with appearances in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, AskMen, Fox News Magazine, Yahoo Shine and the Washington Examiner, among a myriad of other publications. You can also find Kim as a frequent co-host on the podcasts The Art of Charm with Jordan Harbinger as well as past episodes on the traveling live dating show The Great Love Debate, and in her new cable reality dating show, The Romance. You can also listen to her now on her own podcast, The Charisma Quotient. www.eliteimagemakeovers.com

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/107092/makeovers-with-seltzer-style-regaining-focus-ladybugs-life-cycle

 

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May 23, 2018

Join Be the Star You Are!® 501 c 3 for a fun family night of baseball and fireworks at the Oakland A’s versus the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, June 15th at 6:35 pm at the Oakland Coliseum.  

 

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The gift of Farming

May 22, 2018

If you ate today, you have a farmer to thank.

As of the last census, only one percent of Americans are farmers. With the global population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, farmers will have to grow sixty percent more food to feed the masses.  Who and where will these additional farmers come from?

From a farming family, Henna Hundal returns from Harvard University to co-host with Brigitte Jia about this crucial topic. The program begins with a reading from the forthcoming book, Be The Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers: Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices written by Cynthia Brian and continues with the thoughts of our hosts on the importance of re-introducing our technological society to the graces of an agrarian life. Farmers are disappearing. The USDA reports that 6.6. million acres were lost between 2008-2015 and it continues to decline. Henna chats about being raised on an almond farm in central California and the pride that her family takes in feeding the world. Brigitte offers an insightful look at farming through her Art Attack segment.

If you want to eat, grow your own food!
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“Let us never forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization.” Daniel Webster

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/107261/the-gift-of-farming

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Ladybugs Exciting LifeCycle

May 20, 2018

“Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home. Your house is on fire and your children will burn.” Nursery Rhyme

If you were like me, when you were a child, this ladybug nursery rhyme was one of your favorites. I could imagine the tiny red beetle with the black dots on her back swooping in like a great eagle to rescue her babies. As an adult, of course, I know better than to wish for the ladybugs to fly away home. I want them to make my garden their home to keep the aphids away.

Every year around this time you’ll find containers of ladybugs for sale at garden centers. Often when you get these ladybirds home (yes, they are also known as ladybirds or ladybug beetles) they disappear as soon as you open the carton, leaving you wondering where they went and why. The answer is simple. Ladybugs only stay in a habitat that provides food and their main cuisine is aphids. If your garden doesn’t have aphids, you may rejoice that these red angels have flown to liberate another’s garden. In one year, a single ladybird will eat 5,000 aphids or more.

A most exciting experience transpired in my daughter’s garden and I was fortunate to witness the metamorphosis. As Heather prepared her yard for a party she began to cut a field of wild barley and weeds when she noticed many numerous living things. She crouched down on her knees for a closer look to see a plethora of bugs in a variety of stages including ladybugs. That's when she called me.  She didn't want to disturb the life cycle of what she ascertained were breeding ladybugs.  

My first question to her was "where are the aphids" to which she answered that she hadn't seen any.  I went to the field and from where I stood, I couldn't see anything either, but as soon as I knelt down for an up close and personal look, I was mesmerized. I had never observed ladybugs in their egg, larvae, pupa, or youngster forms. Various stems were hatching at different times. Yellow eggs hung next to larvae that resembled a caterpillar alligator. Then the next stage of pupa was orange with black dots. Juveniles were an orange-yellow without black spots. Adults could be seen on the same stem. The field was alive with birthing ladybugs.

Nearby oleanders were cloaked with aphids as were many of the weeds. The four-stage life cycle of the ladybug begins with the female laying a dozen to 50 eggs after mating onto a plant that will be rich with food. Although we call them ladybugs, there are both female and male ladybeetles. In one season a female may produce 1000 or more eggs, some of which will become a meal for the larvae. The black and spotted larvae emerge from the eggs in only about four days feeding voraciously on aphids, insect eggs, mites, and other bugs. Resembling alligator like caterpillars, they'll eat four hundred or more aphids before they pupate in the next two to three weeks. The pupal stage lasts for three to twelve days when the adult beetles metamorphic into the ladybugs that we recognize.
The adults will stay in a garden as long as aphids or other insects they munch on prevail.  When temperatures drop below 55 degrees, ladybugs will hibernate for up to nine months to survive the cold. Once the weather warms, these dynamos begin their feeding frenzy once again until their lifespan of about one year reaches its limits.

If you have lots of aphids in your garden, you have a prime habitat for ladybugs. Get up close, look under leaves, and watch the fascinating cycle of one of our favorite garden friends. Don't fret when the ladybeetles fly away home because it usually means that your landscaping is now aphid free.

Cynthia Brian’s Midmonth Gardening Guide

⎫    DEADHEAD roses! Roses are abundant and magnificent this month with a profusion of blooms. As petals die, make sure to cut back to encourage more blooms.
⎫    SHOWER and wash all clothes after hiking or being in the garden as ticks are hiding in the brush. See your physician or go to Urgent Care if you are bitten by a tick as they carry significant diseases.
⎫    EXAMINE your pets for ticks.
⎫    CONSIDER purchasing repellent clothing to protect yourself from mosquitos, ticks, and insect-borne diseases. Visit http://www.insectshield.com

⎫    LAST CHANCE to buy discounted baseball tickets for the June 15th Oakland A's versus Los Angeles Angels with an on the field watching of the dinosaur fireworks show.  https://groupmatics.events/event/Bestar

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⎫    REPLACE cracked or broken risers on your irrigation system.
⎫    WAIT to pull leaves from daffodils and other spring bulbs until the leaves are completely dry.
⎫    ADD a welcome stepping stone to your pathway.
⎫    PICK colorful nasturtiums for your dinner salad.
⎫    PREPARE your patio for the end of month barbecues and warm weather festivities, including graduations.
⎫    HANG your tools on a fence or in a shed for easy to find and use accessibility.
⎫    PLANT geraniums for vibrant color that returns annually.
⎫    VISIT America’s most famous conservationist and the Father of the National Park Service’s home, the John Muir National Historic site in Martinez. https://www.nps.gov/jomu/index.htm
⎫    THANK you to everyone who visited our Be the Star You Are! charity booth at the Moraga Faire. We appreciate the community spirit.

Have a safe and fun Memorial Day and congratulations to all of the graduates.

Read more at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1206/Digging-Deep-with-Cynthia-Brian-The-intriguing-life-of-ladybugs.html

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.
Cynthia Brian

Cynthia Brian, The Goddess Gardener, raised in the vineyards of Napa County, is a New York Times best-selling author, actor, radio personality, speaker, media and writing coach as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are1® 501 c3.
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From Anxiety to Love, Grow and Brew, Lady Luck

May 16, 2018

 

Are you a lucky person? Luck is a combination of random chance, talent, and hard work. Can we control chance? Random events have an impact on us. Learn to make your own luck.

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults age 18 and older, or 18.1 percent of the population every year. On the high end of the anxiety spectrum are panic attacks, debilitating fear, and free-floating anxiety. On the low end of the spectrum are normal fears and anxieties that occasionally visit all of us. Corinne Zupko, who personally struggled with debilitating anxiety for nearly three decades, offers readers a radical new approach to healing anxiety that draws from A Course in Miracles (ACIM), mindfulness meditation, and the latest therapeutic approaches in her book, From Anxiety to Love. at http://www.FromAnxietytoLove.com.

Are you a tea drinker? Do you buy loose leaf or stick to teabags? Have you ever thought about growing your own tea concoctions? Goddess Gardener, Cynthiai Brian will give you ideas on what leaves, plants, flowers, and herbs make delicious and nutritious teas, both hot and cold, that you can make yourself http://www.cynthiabiran.com/garden

Bio: Corinne Zupko, EdS, LPC, is the author of From Anxiety to Love. As a licensed counselor and keynote speaker, she has helped thousands of individuals through her one-on-one counseling, weekly meditation classes for corporations, and the largest virtual conference of ACIM in the world, through the organization Miracle Share International, which she cofounded. She lives in New Jersey. Visit her online at http://www.FromAnxietytoLove.com

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Listen at Voice America Radio: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/106661/from-anxiety-to-love-grow-and-brew-lady-luck

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When you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind -stretching information, you have come to the right place. Host Cynthia Brian takes you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life-enhancing results. It's party time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. And YOU are invited! Join us LIVE 4-5pm Pt on Wednesdays or tune in to the archives at your leisure. Come play in StarStyle Country.

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Communicaton and Dr. Tina Tessina

May 15, 2018

“Every act of communication is a miracle of translation.” ― Ken Liu, The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories

Brigitte Jia hosts a fascinating episode of Express Yourself focusing on the benefits of communication and the best way to become a better communicator. Courtney Cheng’s chapter, The Gift of Communication from the forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers by Cynthia Brian sheds light on the challenges communicating via text, email, and other tech sources can be, especially when navigating relationships. Dr. Tina Tessina, author of numerous books plus the 4th edition of How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free, joins Brigitte for a lively discussion on how to create open and honest communications with others by first knowing exactly what you want out of every experience.  Dr. Tessina encourages couples to work together to create a loving, sustainable, healthy, and equal partnership to be treasured. Brigitte ends the hour by offering tips on staying in touch with friends from school during breaks or after graduating through establishing connection networks, both social media and closed platforms. Most of all, she advises, cherish the face to face time and be real!

Author Bio: Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D. (www.tinatessina.com) is a licensed psychotherapist in S. California since 1978 with over 40 years’ experience in counseling individuals and couples and author of 14 books in 17 languages, including It Ends With You: Grow Up and Out of Dysfunction; The Ten Smartest Decisions a Woman Can Make After Forty; Love Styles: How to Celebrate Your Differences, The Real 13th Step , How to Be Happy Partners: Working it Out Together and How to Be a Couple and Still Be Free.  She writes the “Dr. Romance” blog (drromance.typepad.com), and the “Happiness Tips from Tina” email newsletter.  Online, she’s known as “Dr. Romance” Dr. Tessina appears frequently on radio, TV, video and podcasts. She tweets @tinatessina

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Mother Nature Knows Best

May 13, 2018

My mother said to me,
"If you become a soldier, you'll be a general;
if you become a monk, you'll end up as the Pope.
Instead, I became a painter & wound up as Picasso."
~Pablo Picasso

Aren’t Moms the greatest?

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a world-famous ball bouncer because I thought I was fairly great at bouncing balls and catching them. My mother told me to go for it.
Then, of course, I added to my “want to be” numerous times while both of my parents applauded my bravado. My hands were either always writing or digging in the dirt and I wound up as The Goddess Gardener!
When I lived in France I had the opportunity to investigate the majestic gardens of the charming chateaus. The elegant gardens mesmerized me, especially Château de Chenonceau spanning the River Cher in the Loire Valley where females ruled the designs. But it was the gardens of Impressionist artist Monet that influenced me most. The first time I visited his Giverny masterpiece, a profusion of magenta, pink, and purple tulips augmented by white bearded iris greeted me. It reminded me of my time living in the Netherlands where fields of tulips thrived amongst the windmills. The color scheme was enchanting.
After returning stateside, I determined to model my landscapes after Monet’s painter’s palette with plants that only reflected a variety of shades and hues of purple, pink, blue, and white. My Mother warned against such folly. “Gardens are filled with the colors of the rainbow. Just wait. Mother Nature will decide what’s best for your garden.”
Of course I didn’t listen because I had my mind set on a specific plan. I planted a variety of species that boasted my favorite colors including iris, gazania, lilac, wisteria, tulip, anemone, periwinkle, jasmine, ice plant, freesia, candytuft, azalea, camellia, fuchsia, rose, rhododendron, and more. For the first two years, my landscape did resemble an Impressionist painting. It was spectacular.
Then a seventeen-day freeze occurred killing most of my plantings. When spring arrived, many of the plants sprouted once again but this time they were yellow, orange, white, or red. The hybrids had reverted to their native colors after the freeze. Mother Nature was teaching me who was in charge.
I embraced my Mother’s approach to gardening to allow all the colors of the rainbow to shine in my garden. Soon the burgundy grew next to the orange gazania, and yellow daffodils sang along with the fluorescent pink ice plant. The effect has been stunning.
My Mom also warned against invasive plants that mask as attractive: ivy, mint, Mexican primrose, vinca, jasmine, and the worst of which is Euphorbia esula, also known as leafy spurge.  All of these grow in my garden and I am constantly pulling, prodding, and attempting to keep these handsome, yet insidious species in check.
Although lovely mixed with flowers cascading from a container, in the ground, ivy climbs and chokes trees, killing them. Ivy is also a favorite habitat for rats. Mint is delicious muddled in mojitos and chopped into salads, but not so exciting when it spreads to your lawn. Mexican primrose with its dainty pretty pink flowers spreads quickly jumping into spaces where other plants are preferred. It looks dreadful when it develops powdery mildew towards fall. Vinca major (big leaf periwinkle) may take years to become invasive but with conditions of deep shade, it can smother the diversity of other plants with its very dense vegetation. Cut it back or pull out the stragglers. Jasmine has the most beautiful fragrance, especially in the evening. A few cut blossoms perfumes entire rooms, however, this vine twines around bushes and flora smothering the entire plant. It is critical to contain these plants and keep them in check by pruning and pulling out the ones growing in places you don’t desire.
Which leads me to the worst invasive in my landscape––euphorbia esula, commonly known as green spurge or leafy spurge. A single pot of euphorbia is charming with its magnetic chartreuse leaves and yellowish green bracts. The problem begins when the seed capsules explode sending seeds fifteen or more feet in the distance. If allowed in bare soil, the complex root system spreads rapidly both horizontally and vertically for many yards. In spring the plants grow three or four feet high, blocking sunlight, stealing the water and nutrients from other plants. Toxins in Euphorbia esula prevent other plants to thrive. Deer and rabbits won’t eat it, although goats and sheep tolerate it. The milky sap is a skin irritant to humans. If left unchecked, this invader will take over hills, dales, and neighborhoods.  The striking euphorbia esula encompasses a hillside, yet I am not willing to let trespassers into my formal beds. Daily I patrol and pull out the intruders.
A cavalcade of color delights me in my spring garden. Currently boasting beautiful blooms are bergenia, lavender, ranunculus, Dutch iris, bearded iris, rose, forget-me-not, daffodil, tulip, calla lily, California poppy, snowball, snowdrop, blue star, geranium, calendula, citronella, hyacinth, ice plant, wisteria, lilac, snapdragon, cyclamen, oleander, Jupiter’s beard, azalea, fuchsia, breath of heaven, camellia, hellebore, nasturtium, sweet alyssum, osteospermum, cornflag, clematis, mock orange, petunia, wood hyacinth, alpine strawberry, fava beans, and a plethora of other splendid multicolored species.
My gardener Mom was right about being inclusive with garden color and watchful for the expansion of invasive vigorous vegetation. It is always good to have a guide on the side. Mother Nature will always have the final say.
I recently visited my daughter to help with her landscaping needs. When I asked her what she wanted me to plant, she responded, “Mom, you always know best!”
A Mother ‘s Gardening Guide for May from Cynthia Brian
        ⎫ WARNING! Don’t buy Euphorbia esula no matter how much it captivates you, as it is not containable.
        ⎫ BUY your Mother the perfect garden gift for Mother’s Day, Growing with the Goddess Gardener and receive a plethora of extra goodies that she’ll love. Visit http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store
        ⎫ EMPTY standing water from any receptacle as mosquitoes are breeding including birdbaths and animal water bowls. Check rain gutters and storm drains. Stock ponds with mosquito fish (Gambusia affinis) which are free from vector control,
        ⎫ WEED while the soil is still moist, digging up the roots. The smaller the weed, the easier it is to pull out. Don’t allow the plant to go to seed.
        ⎫ REPLENISH mulch as it decomposes. Mulch deprives weeds and seeds of sunlight while enriching the soil. Add three inches to beds and keep a few inches away from tree trunks.
        ⎫ FERTILIZE roses with alfalfa meal to add acid to the soil.
        ⎫ PREVENT ants from protecting aphids around bushes and trees by using sticky barriers.
        ⎫ LEAVE grass clippings on lawns to provide nutrients and don’t mow when the lawn is wet.
        ⎫ VISIT the Be the Star You Are! booth at the Moraga Faire to pick up complimentary potpourri to celebrate Mother’s Day and buy raffle tickets for the opportunity to go to an A’s batting practice to meet the players. http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org/events
        ⎫ PATROL for invasive species and eradicate them from your yard.
        ⎫ ATTRACT beneficial insects and pollinators to your garden by planting swaths of aster calendula, California poppy, fennel, and Queen Anne’s lace.
        ⎫ PREPARE your vegetable garden. Check your local nursery to buy edibles you enjoy, specifically tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant.
        ⎫ PLANT color spots of petunia, begonia, cosmos, and marigolds.
Wishing every Mother a month of peace, joy, health, and love. Thank you for being and knowing best!

Read more: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1205/Cynthia-Brians-Gardening-guide-for-May-Mother-Nature-knows-best.html

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.
Cynthia Brian
Cynthia Brian, The Goddess Gardener, raised in the vineyards of Napa County, is a New York Times best-selling author, actor, radio personality, speaker, media and writing coach as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are1® 501 c3.
Tune into Cynthia’s Radio show and order her books at www.StarStyleRadio.com.
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Mother Knows Best, Wedding Season

May 9, 2018

As Mother’s Day approaches, we turn our thoughts to the women in our lives who have shaped us, guided us, chided us, and hopefully been our biggest supporters. Take a walk with Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian to find out why she thinks Mother knows best. Buy a copy of Growing with the Goddess Gardener to give to your Mother, Aunt, Grandmother, or special lady in your life at www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store.

Wedding season is in full swing as brides and grooms prepare for their BIG day. Heather Brittany joins the conversation to offer tips on everything from choosing a venue to planning the menu while keeping your budget in tact.

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/106660/wealthy-attitude-mother-knows-best-wedding-season

PressPass Goddess Gardener Book: https://vapresspass.com/2018/01/30/cynthia-brians-new-book-growing-goddess-gardener-published/

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When you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind -stretching information, you have come to the right place. Host Cynthia Brian takes you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life-enhancing results. It's party time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. And YOU are invited! Join us LIVE 4-5pm Pt on Wednesdays or tune in to the archives at your leisure. Come play in StarStyle Country.

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Clarity and Beautiful Black

May 8, 2018

“The more of me I be,
The clearer I can see.”
― Rachel Archelaus

Do you have clarity of purpose and direction? Host Brigitte Jia launches the program with the chapter on Clarity penned by Bud Bilanich from the forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers by Cynthia Brian.  Your definition of success is what’s right for you – not anyone else. Bud advises to take time and think about your clarity of purpose.  How do you define success for yourself?  Keep that purpose and definition of success in mind as you make life and career decisions.  The book “Bye, Bye Black Skin” by Janae Washington touches on the challenges young black women and girls have encountered and have to overcome. It’s an uplifting story about a young Black girl who goes to a predominantly other race school and is teased because she looks different. Her mother shows her how to overcome bullying and love herself and the skin she’s in. We may look different, but we are the same inside. Clarity is beautiful!

Bio: Janae Washington was just a little girl with a lot of big dreams. She aspired to be a book writer, an obstetrician, and a fashion designer! After achieving her Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design and Marketing, she decided that she wanted to dedicate her life to inspiring other little girls to be anything they want to be, and to empower them with love and confidence. She remembered her early childhood years being the girl that hated her appearance and being extremely insecure…so she went on a quest to help build up the next generation of little ladies. With her first book, Bye Bye Black Skin, she set out to reach millions and help them love themselves as they are. Janae hopes wit every book you are inspired to live a purposeful life.  Snapchat/Instagram:@thelifeof1janae
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Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/106986/the-gift-of-clarity

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Changing College Systems, Composting Tips, Improving Memory

May 3, 2018

Are our universities serving our young people? Is there a better way to educate? After 125 years, the school model is still the same. Is it time to shake up the establishment?

Do you compost? Do you make compost tea. Composting expert, Steve LePera, will join Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian to share insights on the best way to make rich compost that will help your garden flourish. Whether your goal is to grow your own organic food or to create beautiful and relaxing outdoor spaces, these planting guides will help you to achieve your dream garden.

Memory boosters are moving targets.  There is no pill or procedure to help you maintain your memories. But there are several lifestyle factors that can influence your brain’s ability to remember facts and events with fewer glitches.  Find out what the latest research advises for you to do or not do.

Bio

Steve LePera

Steve LePera is the Director of Marketing for Mantis.  They are the manufacturers of Mantis outdoor equipment best known for the Mantis Tiller/Cultivator and the ComposTumbler home composters.  Steve was originally in charge of the Mantis direct marketing channel and has been director of Marketing since 2006.  He’s a former member of the Philadelphia Direct Marketing Association and delivered the first-ever keynote address at the Direct Marketing’s Insert Day Conference in New Rye Brook, NY. www.mantis.com

Listen to Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/106659/changing-college-systems-composting-tips-improving-memory

PressPass Goddess Gardener Book: https://vapresspass.com/2018/01/30/cynthia-brians-new-book-growing-goddess-gardener-published/

Buy Tickets to our June 15th A’s versus Angels Baseball Game at:

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Shopping on line? #StartWithaSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882. Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

Read our BTSYA Garden Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/8417ebf8e3/288055965/329f30721c/

Show your support for your favorite nonprofit by making a generous donation. You will be making a huge difference in someone’s life! Be the Star You Are! is a TOP NON PROFIT http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/be-the-star-you-are-inc
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When you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind stretching information, you have come to the right place. Host Cynthia Brian takes you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life enhancing results. It's party time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. And YOU are invited! Join us LIVE 4-5pm Pt on Wednesdays or tune in to the archives at your leisure. Come play in StarStyle Country.
 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
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LGBTQ and Diversity

May 1, 2018

 “I think... if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Hosts Brigitte Jia and Joven Hundal start the show with Zahra Hasanian’s Hope Heals segment to discuss her activism implementing diversity at her school through her EquiTeam program. Zahra works passionately to move the campus forward with a progressive empathetic vision.  People need to be uncomfortable until change can occur.Author and blogger, Lee Wind joins the conversation with his soon-to-be published (October 2018) crowd funded book that was too controversial for traditional publishers, Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill. It’s the book Lee wanted to read when he was a teen. “To fix his life, a bullied and closeted 15-year old boy goes public with real historical evidence that Abraham Lincoln was in love with another guy—triggering a backlash and media firestorm that might destroy everything he cares about.” A snippet of Maria Wong’s chapter , the Gift of Diversity from the forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers is read explaining how she grew up Chinese Mexican. Diversity is essential in this time and age. People’s different passions, interests, and beliefs are what will make the world a better place, one that lends new opportunities to individuals and provides brighter futures for the next generations.

Bio: Lee Wind
Lee Wind is an author, blogger, and make-the-world-a-better-placer. He’s the openly gay founding blogger of “I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?,” an award-winning blog about books, culture, and empowerment for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Questioning, and Queer youth and their Allies. For over ten years, readers from 100+ countries have racked up 2.4 million page views—and counting!      
In his "Clark Kent" jobs he is the Director of Marketing and Programming at the Independent Book Publishers Association and the official blogger for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. His Superhero job is writing, inspired by our world’s amazing—and untold—LGBTQ history.
Lee’s YA novel, “Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill,” was too controversial for traditional publishing, so Lee crowd-funded both publishing the book and donating hundreds of copies to LGBTQ and Allied teens!
http://bit.ly/QAAFDB

Read a serialized version: http://www.leewind.org/2017/09/a-secret-from-history-two-books-and.html

 www.leewind.org

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/106851/the-gift-of-diversity

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Buy Tickets to our June 15th A’s versus Angels Baseball Game at: https://groupmatics.events/event/Bestar

More information at https://www.starstyleradio.com/events

#StartWithaSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882

and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..
Shop. Earn. Give! Use Giving Assistant to earn cash back at 1800+ popular online stores, then donate a percentage to BTSYA: https://givingassistant.org/np#be-the-star-you-are-inc

Discount Software, Digital content. Ebooks, Games: www.humblebundle.com/store?partner=1504&charity=1504

Listen to all broadcasts at ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/express-yourself!/id481894121?mt=2

Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit http://www.bethestaryouare.org. Dare to care!
For all the latest news on what teens are talking about on Express Yourself! Teen Radio embed this code into your blogs and web sites <Iframe src="http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2014" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" width="420" height="380"></Iframe>

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Celebrating May and Mothers

May 1, 2018

Celebrating Mothers!

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Miracle Moment®

“When I was 5 years old, my mother told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.” John Lennon

 

Message from Executive Director, Cynthia Brian

Mothers are our first teachers. They are our foundation, the person with whom we laugh, cry, argue, share secrets, screen secrets, and always know that Mom will have our back. We may not always agree, but we know we are always loved. Make sure to celebrate your Mom on her special day. Send a card, make a call, bring her flowers, but most of all make sure to tell her how grateful you are for all of the sacrifices she’s made over the years in your best interest. Tell her you love her.

 

If you stop by the Be the Star You Are!® booth at the Moraga Community Faire on Saturday, May 12th, pick up a bag of complimentary potpourri to give your Mom and buy her an autographed book that she’ll treasure. If you can’t come to the Faire, go online to http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store.

 

If she is a baseball fan, buy her tickets to our June 15th A’s versus Angels game where she’ll also get to enjoy fireworks.

 

We welcome our new volunteers and encourage your to visit www.BTSYA.org to read the numerous book reviews written by our Star Book Review Team to help you choose books you’ll love. Our partner, The Reading Tub, (http://thereadingtub.com/pdfs/btsya_catalog.pdf) will soon have a terrific new website where you’ll be able to enjoy these fantastic reads.

 

Congratulations to all of the young people who will be graduating in the next month. Get ready to soar.

 

Thanks for supporting Be the Star You Are!®

Love to Mother’s Everywhere!

 

Cynthia Brian

Founder/Executive Director

Be the Star You Are!®

PO Box 376

Moraga, California 94556

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P.S. If you would like me to do come to your event to speak or do a book signing, please shoot me an email, Cynthia@BetheStarYouAre.org

 

 

MORAGA COMMUNITY FAIRE on MAY 12

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday May 12, 2018 from 11-4pm for the Moraga Community Faire. Car show, entertainment, wine and beer gardens, activities for kids, art, music, food trucks, and lots of fun booths for your enjoyment. The Be the Star You Are!® booth is always a favorite as we give away FREE books to increase literacy. www.bethestaryouare.org/events

Thanks to Michael VerBrugge Construction for sponsoring the booth, http://www.mvcremodeling.com

 

ONLY 25 DAYS LEFT TO TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME!

June 15th Baseball Game with the Oakland A’s versus the Los Angeles Angels

 

The Oakland Athletics is celebrating their 50th Anniversary .Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity has been designated the “Nonprofit of the Night” for the Friday June 15th game against the Los Angeles Angels. Game starts at 6:35pm. Dinosaur “Jurassic Park” fireworks display will be presented after the game with all BTSYA attendees being able to go on the field to view.   If BTSYA sells 1000 tickets, someone from our group will get to throw the first pitch.

 

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THE ROSE

By Karen Kitchel

 

 

I vividly remember the Sunday afternoon in May many years ago when I decided to go walking at the mall for something to do. While passing a restaurant, I was offered a red rose, which I politely declined while saying "I'm not a mother." As I was driving home, I glanced at a car next to mine and noticed a cheerful woman eating a purple popsicle. I thought about how she was celebrating this Mother's Day with her family.

 

Several years later I was on my way to the airport for what was to become one of the happiest days of my life. My baby son was arriving from Korea. I got to the airport more than two hours early, just to be sure I wouldn't miss his flight. After what felt like an eternity, I heard someone say "the plane has landed."   My heart burst with joy when my son was placed in my arms. The social worker said in all the years she had welcomed babies into their new families, she had never seen a happier mother.

This year on Mother's Day, I will look into the eyes of my 33 year-old son and remember how he made my dream come true. And if anyone should offer a rose, I'll gladly take it!

Karen Kitchel is the happy mother of two adopted children and is passionate about helping those who are homeless or disadvantaged. She previously served as President of Cheerful Givers, a nonprofit organization, and Director of BI University at BI Worldwide. She can be reached at karenkitchel@comcast.net

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Tree Talk, Post Traumatic Stress Time Cure

April 25, 2018

Do trees communicate with each other? Do they have feelings? What about memories? Learn the language of trees and what they can teach us with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian. Trees are our allies and they are definitely talking to us. Clear cutting and climate change will kill our trees and our forests. We need to plant trees to capture carbon and encourage kids of all ages to climb big trees. We need to acknowledge that global warming is real and that our trees are desperately warning us of the disasters to come if we don’t create a movement for change. We need to listen to our vegetation as their memories are living, long, and lasting.

By any proper civilized standard (but what does that mean now?) we are objects of horror. But our nerves are completely steady. And we are still alive.” ― Pat Barker, The Ghost Road

•    Is post traumatic stress disorder really a disorder or is it an illness? PSDT is defined as a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world.” Post-traumatic stress disorder affects as many as 25 million Americans. Whether the scars come from living through war combat, a natural disaster, a tragic accident, or childhood abuse, people with PTSD struggle daily; and often, traditional therapies don't work. The exciting new approach detailed in The Time Cure, rooted in Dr. Philip Zimbardo's Temporal Theory and developed by Dr. Richard and Rosemary Sword, helps PTSD sufferers stop living in the negatives of the past, look forward to a more positive future, and enjoy the present.

Guest Bio:
Rosemary Sword is co-developer of Time Perspective Therapy (TPT) and coauthor of The Time Cure, 2012; The Time Cure Therapist Guidebook, Wiley 2013; Time Perspective Therapy: Transforming Zimbardo’s Temporal Theory into Clinical Practice, Time Perspective Theory, Springer 2015; and Living & Loving Better, McFarland 2017. She writes a popular blog column for PsychologyToday.com and contributes to both AppealPower.com (European Union online journal), and Psychology in Practice, a new Polish psychological journal. She is also developer of Aetas: Mind Balancing Apps (discoveraetas.com). In conjunction with Forum Media Polska, Rosemary conducts online TPT training world-wide.  www.timeperspectivetherapy.org

 

Listen at https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/106624/tree-talk-traumatic-stress-time-cure

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Cry of the Seals and theGreat Escape

April 24, 2018

“When ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” Anais Nin

Joven Hundal hosts a fascinating program that speaks to the elements of escape. He reads Malika Demings chapter from the new book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World where she writes about escaping from a turbulent childhood environment and her dreams of the future. J. Finn Wake joins Joven with her first novel, Cry of the Seals, which is all about communicating with our friends under the sea and how that would change our lives. For many, communicating with marine life would be a dream come true. Scientific research has recently been conducted on how dolphins speak to one another, and the idea of possibly communicating with these marine mammals is potentially transformative. In World Watch, Joven examines the plight of refugees as millions upon millions of people are displaced from their family homes. Be encouraged that escape is possible. Enjoy an escape  under the sea.  

Bio: J Finn Wake
As a longtime freelance writer, J. Finn Wake has written hundreds of feature articles for regional magazines and newspapers, as well as essays in the Cup of Comfort series, writing under the name Jennifer Finn Wake. She has always been drawn to water.  As a child, she often pretended to be a mermaid in her neighbor’s swimming pool, swimming with legs glued together and wishing she could develop the ability to breathe underwater.  As a young woman, she swam with seals in the Sea of Cortez and snorkeled with sea turtles and schools of fish off the coast of Hawaii, always in constant wonder of the underwater world around her and the creatures that live there. She is currently the editor of a weekly newspaper and lives with her husband and two teenage sons in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This is her first novel. www.jfinnwake.com

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/106738/the-gift-of-escape-and-cry-of-the-seals

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Breaking Up with Busy, Raising Sweet Kids, Toxic Friends, How to Complain

April 19, 2018

Breaking Up with Busy by Yvonne Tally helps women identify what type of Overscheduled Woman (OSW) they are, while recognizing the signs that lead to their busy pace. Yvonne details a powerful Five-Step Super Solutions Process as a go-to tool for dropping busy habits, and offers a host of mindfulness-based, busy-busting solutions throughout the book. Also included are fifty-two inspiring refreshers and reminders designed to carry readers through each week of the year. Cynthia interviews Yvonne to bust the busy from our vernacular.

Do you feel guilty when you delete a friend? It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, childhood friend or a new acquaintance, if they cause you pain or make you feel “less than” it’s time to remove them from your life. Permission granted to be whole and grand.

If men and women are truly going to be equal, parents need to raise sweet kids as opposed to children who identify with traditional masculine or feminine traits. We can all be bold, beautiful, and brazen while being in touch with our inner feelings. The time is now to raise sweet children who will care, share, and be fair.
Do you know how to complain and get results? Try the three “p’s: Politeness, Patience, and Persistence. Based on Christopher Elliott’s consumer dispute resolutions, you’ll hear how to avoid problems and garner results when issues transpire.

BIO: Yvonne Tally is the author of Breaking Up with Busy and leads meditation and de-stressing programs for corporations, individuals, and private groups in Silicon Valley. An NLP master practitioner, Yvonne cofounded Poised Inc., a Pilates and wellness training studio, and is the founder of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Scarves, a charity that provides headscarves to cancer patients. She lives in Northern California. Visit her online at http://wwww.YvonneTally.com

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/106065/toxic-friends-breaking-up-with-busy-raising-sweet-kids

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When you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind stretching information, you have come to the right place. Host Cynthia Brian takes you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life enhancing results. It's party time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. And YOU are invited! Join us LIVE 4-5pm Pt on Wednesdays or tune in to the archives at your leisure. Come play in StarStyle Country.

 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

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Equality and Global Warming

April 18, 2018

“Any instance of inequality is worth writing about, sighing about, crying about, even laughing about. The collective conscious of the human race is asleep until people force its eyes open, refusing to let them escape into dreams of a better world until they can confront and cure the injustices of this one,” writes Zahra Hasanian in the forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers that host Joven Jundal reads and discusses in this important episode about equality. Joven interviews author Mary DeMocker about her book The Parent’s Guide to Climate Revolution, 100 ways to build a fossil-free future, raise empowered kids, and still get a good night’s sleep. Mary encourages us to say yes to life with the global transition to a clean energy, low-carbon future. She shares dozens of wide ranging ideas and activities to be part of this necessary revolution — from embracing simplicity parenting, to freeing themselves from dead-end science debates, to teaching kids about the political power of creative protest, to changing their lifestyle in ways that will bring their family together, improve moods, and also reduce their impact on the earth. In the segment Ode to Literature, Caitlin Sims talks about the role of equality and how people use books as a platform to convey a message about society at the time specifically exploring the social inequality in Harper E. Lee’s famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird.

“There cannot be enduring peace, prosperity, equality and brotherhood in this world if our aims are so separate and divergent, if we do not accept that in the end we are people, all alike, sharing the Earth among ourselves and also with other sentient beings, all of whom have an equal role and stake in the state of this planet and its players.”- Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Bio: Mary DeMocker is the cofounder and creative director of the Eugene, OR, chapter of 350.org. She uses the arts to fight for a livable planet and is the author of The Parent’s Guide to Climate Revolution, 100 ways to build a fossil-free future, raise empowered kids, and still get a good night’s sleep.. Mary DeMocker’s writing on conscious parenting and climate activism has appeared in The Sun, EcoWatch, Mothering.com, Spirituality & Health, Oregon Quarterly, The Oregonian, and ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment) a quarterly journal published by Oxford University Press. She lives in Eugene, OR. More information at www.MaryDeMocker.com.

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/106580/the-gift-of-equality

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Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit http://www.bethestaryouare.org. Dare to care!
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The Language of Trees

April 18, 2018

By Cynthia Brian

“The ax forgets, the tree remembers.” African Proverb

Do trees have feelings? Do they communicate with one another? As I watch the leaves unfurl and the blossoms bursting on the trees in my landscape, I have a sense that my trees are talking and communing with one another. With the celebration of Earth Day on the horizon, this was an opportune moment to research the language of trees.

At the insistence of his wife, German forester, Peter Wohleben, authored an accidental best seller, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate. The two of them live in a cabin in the remote village of Hummel where Peter manages a nature reserve.  He has become a spokesman of sorts for protecting and respecting the rights of trees.

Although trees don’t form words as humans do, they do communicate, and are more alert, sophisticated, and social that we expected. Trees form alliances with other trees of both their own species and others to survive and thrive.  They connect via underground fungal mycorrhizal networks, a symbiotic relationship between tree roots and fungi. As they scavenge for nitrogen, phosphorus, and other nutrients, the fungi consume thirty percent of the sugar photosynthesized from sunlight then feed the trees. This fungal internet of thin threads known as mycelium also can also transport toxins to keep competing plants from establishing nearby. Eucalyptus and sycamore commonly exhibit this behavior. Biologists have termed fungi to tree communication the “wood wide web” showcasing how interconnected and interdependent nature is.

Using pheromones and scent signals, trees also talk through the air. Research was done several years ago with acacias on the savannas of Africa. When giraffes began chewing on the leaves of the thorny acacia, the tree sensed the wound sending a distress signal in the form of ethylene gas to neighboring acacias. The trees receiving the message of imminent danger pumped quantities of tannins into their leaves, which can kill an herbivore.

Trees differentiate between an animal attack and a human cutting a limb. When a branch breaks or is sawed off, the tree sends chemicals to heal the wound. And trees remember.

Trees also have a sense of smell and taste. When  an elm or pine is attacked by leaf-eating caterpillars, the affected trees detect the saliva. Pheromones are released to attract parasitic wasps. The wasps lay eggs inside the caterpillars, and the wasp larvae eat the caterpillars from the inside out.

Dr. Suzanne Simard, a forest ecologist with the University of British Columbia is renowned for her extensive scientific research into mycorrhizal networks and “hub trees” or “mother trees” as she prefers to call the biggest, oldest forest trees. Mother trees are not necessarily female but they do have the most fungal connections to nurture and support the saplings.  Their deep roots suck up water and send it to fellow trees along with other nutrients and distress warnings. Her lab studies found that defense signals traveled between a diversity of trees within six hours. Not all scientists agree with Simard and Wohleben that trees are sentient beings. Several scientists have countered that plants and trees do not possess intelligence and are instead genetically programmed by natural selection to do a job automatically.

Being the nature aficionado that I am, I vote for team Simard and Wohleben. Over the past few years I’ve been carefully studying my hillside pine trees as they twist to be closer to each other. Although each tree was originally planted to give a wide berth for each canopy to grow straight and tall in an effort to reach optimum sunlight, as the trees matured they tended to gravitate towards one another, mingling their branches. The pine that was planted furthest away from its siblings actually lurched sideways forming an arch until its branches touched the closest pine. I can’t help but think that this small group considers itself a forest family or at least very dear friends. When my “mother” Japanese maples leafs out, the other two develop their leaves within two days. My fruit trees of the same species always bloom together as if on orchestral cue. The willows in the creek appear to be supporting the oaks and bays with a communal sharing of resources.

Simard detects a spiritual expression in the forest and Wohleben has been accused of being a tree hugger, although he states that he doesn’t believe trees respond to human hugs. We do know for certain that trees provide beauty while cleaning the air, combating climate change, and absorbing CO2. They provide oxygen, keep us cool, prevent erosion, supply us with food, offer playtime for kids, and help us heal faster. Trees furnish us with wood for homes, furniture, and warmth while allowing wildlife to flourish and reside in their branches.  An area without trees feels arid, vulnerable, and ugly.

Trees are our allies and they are definitely talking to us. Clear cutting and climate change will kill our trees and our forests. We need to plant trees to capture carbon and encourage kids of all ages to climb big trees. We need to acknowledge that global warming is real and that our trees are desperately warning us of the disasters to come if we don’t create a movement for change. We need to listen to our vegetation as their memories are living, long, and lasting.

We are all one interdependent, interconnected community. Stop. Look. Listen. Learn the language of trees and celebrate Earth Day with me.

Cynthia Brian’s Mid Month Gardening Guide for April

    •    ⎫    VISIT Wildlife Earth Day at Wagner Ranch in Orinda on Sunday, April 22 from 11:30-4pm. Several community organizations will also present earth-friendly endeavors. I will be autographing my newest book, Growing with the Goddess Gardener as well as talking about trees, flowers, and other botanicals.  For more information on this nature-lover's event organized by the naturalist guru, Toris Jaeger, visit https://fwrna.org/wildlifefest/, https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1204/Red-legged-frogs-and-friendly-goats-welcome-visitors-to-Wagner-Ranch-Wildlife-Festival.html

    •    ⎫    ENJOY the lilacs and wisteria in full bloom.
    •    ⎫    WATCH the leaves unfurl on your deciduous trees and become more aware of how different species of trees support one another.
    •    ⎫    REMOVE old foliage around the new growth of perennials.
    •    ⎫    PREVENT disease and rotting by keeping mulch several inches away from stems of plants and shrubs.
    •    ⎫    CREATE a habitat for birds that prefer staying close to the ground by making a small pile of twigs and clippings in your side yard. You’ll attract white-throated sparrows and dark-eyed juncos.
    •    ⎫    ADD a clean birdhouse to your landscape for bird to make their nests. You’ll be the beneficiary of joyful tweets and twerps.
    •    ⎫    UTILIZE the monthly gardening tips in the book, Growing with the Goddess Gardener available with free seeds, herbs, and more from http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

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    •    ⎫    FERTILIZE fruit trees with a high nitrogen organic fertilizer. Best time is right before the bud break, although trees that need food can be fertilized through June. Don’t fertilize in summer or fall.
    •    ⎫    PICK tulips for indoor vases.
    •    ⎫    BUY discounted baseball tickets to the June 15th Oakland A’s versus Los Angeles Angels directly at https://groupmatics.events/event/Bestar with a portion of proceeds benefitting the 501 c3 charity, Be the Star You Are® http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org

    •    ⎫    SCATTER pollinator friendly wild flower seeds to celebrate Earth Day.

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.

Read more: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1204/Digging-Deep-with-Cynthia-Brian-The-language-of-trees.html

Cynthia Brian

Cynthia Brian, The Goddess Gardener, raised in the vineyards of Napa County, is a New York Times best selling author, actor, radio personality, speaker, media and writing coach as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are1® 501 c3.
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Airplace Etiquette, Weed, Seed, Feed

April 12, 2018

Are you a frequent flyer? Do you have any idea what the etiquette is for traveling today? Heather Brittany joins the conversation to shed light on what’s right and what’s not when jetting across the state or the world.

Growing a beautiful garden from seeds is easy and inexpensive. You may have to provide netting to keep hungry birds, roaming rabbits, and ravenous deer out of your yard.
Spring is a time to weed, seed, and feed, both metaphorically and literally. Join Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian in her garden for tips on what weeds to eat and how to have flowers all season by scattering seeds now.

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April 11, 2018

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” —George Santayana

Family IS everything! Today’s episode of Express Yourself! with hosts Joven Hundal and Katie Choo brings the importance of family to the forefront. They first read the chapter by former EY host Asya Gonzalez from Cynthia Brian’s forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are!-Millennials to Boomers Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World then interview the energetic award winning author of several books, Dorothea Jensen. Her newest book is A BUSS FROM LAFAYETTE, and “buss” means a kiss from the historical figure Lafayette.  Her first historical novel for kids, THE RIDDLE OF PENNCROFT FARM, is still being used in classrooms around the U.S. Dorothea regales listeners with fascinating stories of her life as a writer of fun family historical fiction. In the final segment Joven and Katie read a heart-wrenching story published by radio host Brigitte Jia about parents stratospheric expectations of their children and how children attempt to live up to them. A beautiful homage to parenting, family, and history that you won’t want to miss.

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Bio: Dorothea Jensen was born in Boston, and grew up in Chillicothe, Illinois. (This is the same little town where Johnston McCulley, the writer who created Zorro, grew up many years earlier.) She majored in English Literature at Carleton College and earned a master's degree in Secondary Education at the University of New Mexico. She has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South America, tutored refugees in ESL, taught junior high and high school English, and written grant proposals for arts organization. She performed light opera for a number of years in Philadelphia (Gilbert & Sullivan Players) and in Minneapolis (Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company and Ex Machina Baroque Opera Company. A mezzo and/or contralto, she usually lost the hero to the soprano. dorotheajensen.com


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