Mindful Leader, Retire by Fire, Reaping What You Sow

February 20, 2019

A practice is a combination of an intention, an aspiration, and an action. Grounded in the depth and simplicity of his experience of leading a Zen monastery kitchen, Marc Lesser unpacks the richness of mindfulness in his book, Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader. With success stories, exercises, experiments, and activities, we’ll be able to implement the seven practices into our daily lives.

An exploding community of people are increasing their finances by frugal living as they save and invest with the goal of early retirement. This movement is called F.I.R.E. which stands for “financial independence, retire early.” Money is connected to the quality of life. Are you ready to fuel your fire?

As gardeners, we know we need to be careful what we plant now because it will determine what we will reap tomorrow. Your garden needs to be a reflection of you. What are you drawn to? Let your eyes, heart, and knowledge of your specific soil and micro-climate make the decisions. Buy healthy seeds, plants, and trees and trees from reputable retailers. Remember you will reap what you sow!

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Bio: Marc Lesser is a CEO, Zen teacher, author, and leads trainings and talks worldwide. He has led mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and organizations including Google, SAP, Genentech, and Kaiser. He is currently CEO of ZBA Associates, a company providing mindfulness-based leadership trainings and creating community by supporting ongoing groups. Previously, he served as CEO and co-founder of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, whose core programs he helped develop within Google. Marc was a resident of the San Francisco Zen Center for 10 years and former director of Tassajara, Zen Mountain Center. He currently leads Mill Valley Zen, a weekly meditation group. Marc has an MBA degree from New York University and is the author of Less: Accomplishing More By Doing Less and Know Yourself, Forget Yourself. More information at www.MarcLesser.net

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Pass the Mustard

February 20, 2019

“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” William Blake

The thunder clapped. The lightning bolted. The skies opened.
Rain, life-giving rain.

The garden rejoices.

The lawn, browned from the hot summer and autumn, is once again a lush verdant emerald. Fresh new leaves are beginning to unfurl on plants presumed expired. Weeds are sprouting in every crevice and worms are back working their tilling magic. Tiny pink buds are exploding on peach trees, white blossoms already cover the flowering pears, and scarlet blooms of Chinese flowering quince, a member of the rose family highlight the barren landscape. We are smack in the middle of winter with the opportunity to learn, teach, and enjoy.

As you drive along the local roads, you’ll witness fields carpeted in yellow. This is the wild mustard plant, the magical staple of my childhood. Every year in March our walnut orchards would be blanketed in five-foot tall plants that provided my siblings and me abundant opportunities to build forts, hide from our parents, and make mustard leaf sandwiches. We’d collect the seeds, mix them with vinegar and sea salt, and make our own culinary creations. Our Dad would eventually till this beneficial cover crop back into the soil as a green manure to add nitrogen, increase drainage, and water retention.

If you planted seeds of edible greens and cool loving crops in the fall, you are now harvesting many members of the mustard family including cabbage, kale, collards, kohlrabi, broccoli, yellow mustard, bok choy, and cauliflower. Buds of Brussels sprouts are forming their “sprouts” in the axils of leaves on the stalk. Flavor improves with Brussels sprouts after two or more frosty nights. The mustard family includes the genus Brassica whereby most of the leaves and flowers taste peppery. Since the flower pattern is in the form of a cross, the plants are referred to as cruciferous. Called super-foods, cruciferous vegetables pack a punch with disease- fighting phytochemicals, attributed to preventing cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Brassicas are also nutrient and fiber-rich with healthy plant omega-3’s, vitamin A, C, E, B-1, and folic acid. They are easy to grow from seed in well-drained, fertile soil enriched with compost. Because Brassicas are prone to pests and soil-borne diseases, make sure to practice crop rotation and never compost the roots. Although you can use recycled containers to start seeds indoors in the winter, these plant varieties are more successful when seeds are sown directly in the garden.

With the recent outbreaks of e.coli infections found in a variety of leafy greens and specifically romaine lettuce, growing your own vegetables is not only less expensive, but it is safer because you have the power to control what goes into your soil. Seeds of arugula, Swiss Chard, lettuces, spinach, scallions, sorrel, fennel, and nasturtium can be succession scattered to ensure year-round eating pleasure.

Your vegetable garden has the potential to feed your family throughout all four seasons at a fraction of the cost of what you’d pay for equivalent produce at the market. In winter, you will rarely have to turn on a water source, and you can fertilize with your homemade compost. When you save the seeds of your favorite plants, you also won’t have to buy new seed packets. During every planting period consider adding an unfamiliar crop that you’ve discovered by perusing seed catalogues.

Even when the inclement weather is keeping you bundled by the fire indoors with a cup of hot tea to ease your sore throat, if you’ve taken an hour or so to sow your favorite seeds, germination will be happening underground. One sunny day you’ll walk outside to witness the miracle of nature.

Voila! Instant leafy greens sown and grown in your personal hearty-health home garden.

Pass the mustard!

Cynthia Brian’s Mid Month Gardening Guide for February

PICK UP the fallen blooms of camellias to prevent the fungus Camellia blossom rot which causes blooms to turn brown from the center out. Do not compost spent blossoms. Put the dead blooms in the trash bin.
USE Chinese flowering quince as a spiny hedge or barrier.
DON’T mow your lawn after a rain when the soil is too moist or you will damage the grass and cause rivets in the soil.
PLANT seedlings of celosia next month for a late spring show.
FINAL time to heavy prune your roses. Dig canes in a rooting solution and plant in rich soil in small containers to give as summer hostess gifts.
GROW your own Brassicas and leafy greens by sowing seeds in succession.
MAKE homemade mustard from the seeds of wild mustard by grinding them and adding salt and vinegar.
PRUNE and shape pelargoniums and geraniums for fuller flowering.
WASH leaves of indoor plants that are dusty. Re-pot if necessary.
FEED the birds as winter is challenging for them to find essential food.

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.
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The Gift of Travel with Latin artist, Kubo

February 18, 2019

Traveling is one of the most educational, informational, and entertaining methods to understand the cultures of the world. Kenneth Jeon interviews the effervescent Spanish musician, Kubo, who introduces her newest single ‘Tapitipita’, released on Valentine’s Day 2019. It follows hot on the heels of her debut, ‘Happy Simple People’, an instant hit that accumulated half a million views on YouTube within weeks of its release. Kubo has lived in many countries and speaks numerous languages. Her new video is electrifying and her interview showcases her vivacious personality and her love of music. Speaking about her latest single, KUBO says “The ‘tapitipita’ effect is an indescribable feeling you get in moments when you feel love, excitement, desire, and happiness all at once…”Katie Choo offers an Aim to Shoot with careers that provide travel opportunities including teaching, photography, sports, writing, designing, bartending, airlines, and tour guiding. Finally, Kenneth reads the chapter The Gift of Travel by Elizabeth Aguilar from the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World.
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Her latest single celebrates these emotions through her exceptional vocal talents, dance-inspired production, and irresistible party vibes.  ‘Tapitipita’ was created by Kubo to describe a concept dreamed up by Kubo – expressing feelings of joy, excitement and passion. Social media handle https://www.instagram.com/kuboofficial_/

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Calling Cupid, Intuitive Eating

February 13, 2019

If you have dieted forever and yet keep losing then regaining weight, maybe it is time to look at food as your best friend. Start enjoying what you eat and stop depriving yourself. Intuitive eating is not a new fad, but it is a way of bringing more joy into your life while being in charge of the body you were born with.

Cupid shoots his bow on February 14th as we celebrate the day of love. Who was Cupid and why do we associate him with love? Find out Valentine trivia and interesting lore when Heather Brittany and Cynthia Brian raise a toast or two for Valentine’s Day. Who is your special arrow aiming for?

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Love is a Rose

February 6, 2019

“Everything is coming up roses!” Ethel Merman

When Cupid shoots his arrow of amour on February 14th, more than 51% of the flowers bestowed upon the lovers will be roses. The allure of roses dates back more than 5,000 years when rose cultivation began in China. Evidence in fossils indicates that the wild rose is as ancient as 35 million years. No wonder that the rose has symbolized beauty, love, politics, and war for the past five centuries in our modern world.

Roses possess a classic beauty with an unrivaled diversity of shapes, sizes, colors, and fragrances. Blooms may be solitary and delicate, semi-double, open cupped, rosette, pompon, peony-like, buttoned, and ruffled. They may be single stemmed or present a bouquet of several blossoms on a stalk. Newer disease-resistant varieties brag continuous flowering from the first bud in spring to the final pruning in winter.

Best of all, with a little know-how, roses are one of the easiest plants to grow in our gardens offering perennial joy. Plant them in a formal garden bordered by boxwoods, or add varying heights of roses to a casual mixed backyard bed. Pop them in containers to add elegance to a porch, patio, or balcony. Train climbers and ramblers to grow on arches, gates, trellises, fences, and walls adding vertical appeal.

In our hardiness zone, February is an excellent month to plant bare root roses.

How to plant bare root roses
1. Decide where you want to plant roses. Although some varieties will tolerate a reasonable amount of shade, most roses require at least four hours of daily sunshine.
2. Once you know the “where”, you can decide the “which”. Peruse rose catalogs and visit your nursery. You want to purchase the right rose for the right purpose. Make sure that the bare-root roses you select are healthy and sturdy. If planting more than one, it is best to purchase the same color and type of rose in uneven numbers. For example, buy three or five of the same rose for preferable impact.
3. Soak your roses overnight in a bucket of water to rehydrate them.
4. Dig a hole large enough to allow the roots to spread.
5. Spade the soil well and add compost.
6. After removing each rose from the bucket, place the bare roots of each rose in a separate hole. The bottom of the stems needs to be two to three inches below the top of the hole.
7. Replace the soil and tap around the rose with your foot until the ground is firm.
8. Water slowly and deeply.
9. Mulch with bark, shredded wood, or pine needles to three inches of thickness. This prevents erosion, controls temperature variations, suppresses weeds, and makes for a prettier presentation.

Maintenance of your rose garden
1. Watering properly is key to healthy roses. Water deeply without flooding and be cognizant of your sprinkler system to assure that your roses are not over or under irrigated.
2. Fertilize in March, then approximately eight weeks apart starting in May through September. For my first feeding, I like to use alfalfa pellets mixed with diatomaceous earth.
3. Although the new varieties of roses are more disease resistant, black spot, rust, and powdery mildew remain the culprits to control. Destroy any diseased, fallen leaves.
4. If you have a plethora of other flowers, your garden will have developed a more natural eco-system, keeping most pests away. Aphids can be sprayed with soapy water, or introduce ladybugs.
5. Deadhead as flowers wilt and prune stems back one and a half feet after flushes of flowers to shape your plant.
6. Once a year, usually towards the end of January, heavy prune roses removing any dead, diseased, or damaged stems. Old wood can be cut from older roses to encourage fresh growth. Shrub roses can be pruned 1/3 to 2/3. Hybrid teas and floribundas should be pruned to ¾. Leave ramblers alone or shape them according to your wishes. Remove the dead wood on climbers and cut the year’s flowering stems back to ¾.

Whether you decide to cultivate shrub roses, old roses, rambling roses, climbing roses, hybrid teas, tree roses, or floribundas, you will be rewarded with beauty, fragrance, and the ability to create sweet-scented arrangements throughout the year.

For Valentine’s Day, consider giving your loved one a bouquet of roses and a bare root plant! Double the pleasure! Everything is coming up roses!

Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for February

• IDENTIFY: With the rains, fungi are at their edible best. If you don’t know how to identify mushrooms that grow in your garden, do not eat them. Buy from a reputable source and enjoy the impressive nutritional benefits of this humble fungus. Whether you eat shitake white, oyster, hen-of-the-woods, Portobello, or others, mushrooms are brimming with phytochemicals, antioxidants, and fiber, all which are packed with anti-inflammatory properties that can protect you from numerous diseases.
• APPRECIATE: Daffodils and narcissi have unfurled their blooms suggesting the promise of Printemps.
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• PERUSE catalogs to create your plan for spring planting.
• FIND a rose with the same name of your partner. If you have the dollars, there are companies that will allow you to name a rose.
• ENJOY this final month of garden rest before the busy spring season arrives.

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing. Happy Love Day!

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Rose Care, Wow Mom, Virtual Reality

February 6, 2019

If you have a passion for roses, you’ll enjoy a quick guide to planting and caring for roses with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian. You will learn the what, when, where, and why of cultivating the very best beautiful bloomers.
Get ready to smell the roses.

“Becoming a Godly mother is the most important journey you will ever take”, writes Ellen Mongan, who has walked down the road of motherhood for over four decades. This journey birthed her ministry. Ellen is a woman of wisdom, teaching the younger generation how to navigate their own unique path of motherhood. Her book, Wow Mom is a bible study originating from her experience in raising her family. She also wrote the chapter, The Gift of Wings, in the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World .

Virtual Reality or VR is a technology that has been promised for decades and has finally arrived for regular consumers. Is it still a parlor game, Hollywood entertainment, or will its main purpose be used for health and wellness? Will humans develop an emotional bond between ourselves and our avatars? Virtual reality is coming and we hope it will be used for positivity.

BIO: Ellen Mongan is a Christian writer and motivational speaker. Her first book is WOW MOM!.She is one of the hosts of WOW podcasts. Ellen writes a monthly column for the Augusta Chronicle Newspaper. She is a blogger for Catholic Mom, Women of Grace and Elizabeth Ministry International. She is the Founder of Little Pink Ministry. She speaks on radio and television as the Titus II Crew. As a contributor to Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, Ellen wrote the Gift of Wings. Ellen Mongan is the wife of Deacon Patrick Mongan M.D. They have seven children, four son in laws, a baby in heaven and thirteen grandchildren. The vocation of wife and mother led her to her ministry, the most important role of all. www.littlepinkdressministry.com

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/112424/rose-care-wow-mom-virtual-reality

 

Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity offers help, hope, and healing. for California Fire Victims.
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JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

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Check our Book Reviews at our literacy partner, The Reading Tub: https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/

 

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

 

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

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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 surviving solely on individual donations. Show Your LOVE! https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

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. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

 

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For photos, descriptions, links, archives, and more, visit http://www.StarStyleRadio.com.

Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®
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About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us

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Need an injection of positivity, passion, & purpose to boost productivity & joy? Invite me into your circle of chaos as we grow confidence & energy through simple coaching techniques that tap into your inner star. Accepting clients. http://www.cynthiabrian.com

Make your life happen!

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Need Promotion? Think Radio!

February 5, 2019

Want to promote yourself, your products, books, music, or services in 2019?

Sponsor or advertise on our Be the Star You Are! Radio broadcasts: StarStyle lifestyle show and Express Yourself! for teens and young adults. Our programs offer exciting interviews and current topics that include health, travel, business, writing, relationships, medicine, technology, gardening, films, inspiration, culinary, design, art, and everything in between.

If you want your voice heard, Be the Star You Are! radio broadcasts offer you a platform at affordable rates while you are making a difference for others.  Fees benefit charity, Be a thought leader! http://www.BetheStarYouAreRadio.com http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.comhttp://www.BetheStarYouAre.org

Email for rates Cynthia@star-style.com

Storytelling

February 3, 2019

“There’s only one story in the world and it’s your story.” Ray Bradbury


Former teen host, Asya Gonzalez returns to Express Yourself! to co-host this fun program revolving around storytelling with producer, Cynthia Brian. We find out Asya’s “+ 21 story” since she’s been busy with college. Turns out besides studying communications, she has been focusing on painting cars. Check out instagram for her car story or to commission your own car creation at instagram.com/cakefaceandcars.

 

Between segment one and two, you’ll be treated to the new single from his upcoming debut album Stolen Hearts & Stolen Cars, We are Golden by English pop singer, Jack Walton. Jack has established his presence in the UK pop world as a fresh and vital talent with a promising future ahead. Find Jack on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jwaltonmusic_/.

 

The ladies read the chapters, The Gift of Storytelling by Cynthia and The Gift of Family by Asya, from their newly published anthology, Be The Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers: Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in A Changing Digital World, which is available now at www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store

. Asya presents a segment centering on the principles of communication. Telling a story is an effective strategy in communication. Individuals will engage more and relate to a story if it has a human feel to it.

Family is not an important thing, it is everything.” Michael J. Fox

What’s your story?

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/113028/storytelling

 

Watch Joven on TV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm5GQq__fF4

 

BTSYA IS A TOP ON PROFIT!
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JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Details on all books at HomeTown Reads: https://hometownreads.com/books/be-the-star-you-are-millennials-to-boomers

YouTube book announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ru354Mhvu0&feature=youtu.be

december Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/02a367404a/288055965/ac7221bc2f/

End of Year Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/f1c321b27e/288055965/bbd34d3431/

Be The Star You Are! offers help, hope, and healing to victims of the Camp Fire.
BTSYA Operation Disaster Relief. Please donate. http://ow.ly/X0Ia30mF4zZ

 

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

Check our Book Reviews at our literacy partner, The Reading Tub: https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/

 

Proceeds from sales of books by Cynthia Brian will benefit Operation Disaster Relief to help the victims of the California wildfires.http://ow.ly/X0Ia30mF4zZ
Books come with extra goodies & autographs. Buy TODAY: http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

 

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and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..
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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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Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®
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About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us

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Discount on Animated Video with Deborah Myers Wellness; Taming Teens; Why Garden?

January 31, 2019

Health at Your Fingertips with Deborah Myers Wellness; Taming Teens; Why Garden?

Do you want to feel stronger, healthier, and more vital? Founder and Director of Health at Your Fingertips, Deborah Myers, is passionate about empowering others to live a balanced, healthy lifestyle. Deborah helps audiences reduce stress, relieve pain, and begin healing through the use of energy balancing techniques of acupressure and Jin Shin Jyutsu. Deborah will share her techniques for boosting energy, creativity, and productivity and introduce her animated video, the Daily Clean Your House Flow. www.deborahmyerswellness.com.

Get a discount on the animated video and ebook — purchaser can select any of the ebooks
      $20.00 off of the $89.00 price
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Is your young teen moody and emotional? Hormonal changes peak in early adolescence. Parents can help by focusing on what matters most to teens. It’s important to be aware of the signs of serious issues and just normal teen mood swings. Learn a few strategies to modulate the mood for better coping skills.

Do you find the marvelous in nature? Why do you garden? In Growing with the Goddess Gardener, you’ll discover how a warm summer resides within our souls even in the depths of a frozen winter. www.cynthiabrian.com/books

 

Deborah Myers’ Biography

Deborah Myers empowers wellness, transforming stress and pain into balance and health. Health at your fingertips comes alive in her programs and workshops for the classroom and workplace.

Deborah is an Acupressurist and Jin Shin Jyutsu practitioner and has been in private practice for over 20 years. She is founder and director of Deborah Myers Wellness and Health at Your Fingertips.

She is the author of the Easy Self-Help Acupressure Book Series and the creator of the Daily Clean Your House Flow animated video, a program that allows people of all ages to enjoy more stress-free and productive lives. Her video is an easy way for children to discover less stress, increased focus and improved performance at school, at home and in all extra-curricular activities.
www.deborahmyerswellness.com

 

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/111102/health-at-your-fingertips-with-deborah-myers-wellness-taming-the

 

Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity offers help, hope, and healing. for California Fire Victims.
BTSYA Operation Disaster Relief. Please donate. http://ow.ly/ks8A30lekGe

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

End of Year Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/f1c321b27e/288055965/bbd34d3431/

 

December Newsletter:
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Simple Fundraiser Creation Link: Create fundraisers for Be the Star you Are! with this link:https://www.facebook.com/fund/BTSYAcharity/

 

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Book Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2e05cd10ed/288381033/82c07ab8f2/

YouTube book announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ru354Mhvu0&feature=youtu.be

Check our Book Reviews at our literacy partner, The Reading Tub: https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/

 

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

 

Shopping online? #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
surviving solely on individual donations. Show Your LOVE! https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

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. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

 

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store

For photos, descriptions, links, archives, and more, visit http://www.StarStyleRadio.com.

Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®
Lend us Your Ears!!!
Embed StarStyle® Be the Star You Are!® Radio
If you are a fan of the authors, experts, celebrities, and guests that appear regularly on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® radio, you can now be sure to never miss an episode. Embed this code into your WordPress site or any site and you’ll always have Cynthia Brian and all of your favorite pioneers on the planet at your fingertips.  Upbeat, positive, life-changing talk radio broadcasting live each week since 1998. Lend us Your Ears. We are Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

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Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving http://www.paypal.me/BetheStarYouAre

Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®
Positive Results: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/positive-results

About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us

Programs: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/programs

How to Help: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/how-to-help

Blog: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/blog

Events: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/events

Contact us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/contact

GREAT NON PROFITS REVIEWS: http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/be-the-star-you-are-inc/

GUIDESTAR: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/94-3333882

 

Need an injection of positivity, passion, & purpose to boost productivity & joy? Invite me into your circle of chaos as we grow confidence & energy through simple coaching techniques that tap into your inner star. Accepting clients. http://www.cynthiabrian.com
Make your life happen!

Starstyle, Be the Star You Are, and Miracle Moments are registered trademarks of Cynthia Brian

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The gift of sports

January 27, 2019

 

Hosts Katie Choo and Kenneth Jeon investigate the arena of sports. Katie adds her own twist on the theme of Sports with an installation of her segment "Aim to Shoot,” which will explore the various career options for sports-lovers, ranging from sports agents, to analysts, to many other professions. Kenneth looks at sports photography and the images conveyed in his segment “20/20 Vision.” They read and discuss the sports from a millennial viewpoint water polo player, Katie Lyons chapter, the Gift of Sports, from Cynthia Brian’s book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World. (www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store)

Play on!

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/112538/the-gift-of-sports

 

Watch Joven on TV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm5GQq__fF4

 

BTSYA IS A TOP ON PROFIT!
http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/be-the-star-you-are-inc/

 

JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Details on all books at HomeTown Reads: https://hometownreads.com/books/be-the-star-you-are-millennials-to-boomers

YouTube book announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ru354Mhvu0&feature=youtu.be

december Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/02a367404a/288055965/ac7221bc2f/

End of Year Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/f1c321b27e/288055965/bbd34d3431/

Be The Star You Are! offers help, hope, and healing to victims of the Camp Fire.
BTSYA Operation Disaster Relief. Please donate. http://ow.ly/X0Ia30mF4zZ

 

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

Check our Book Reviews at our literacy partner, The Reading Tub: https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/

 

Proceeds from sales of books by Cynthia Brian will benefit Operation Disaster Relief to help the victims of the California wildfires.http://ow.ly/X0Ia30mF4zZ
Books come with extra goodies & autographs. Buy TODAY: http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

 

#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

 

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 websites <Iframe src="http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2014" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" width="420" height="380"></Iframe>
Listen to all broadcasts at ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/express-yourself!/id481894121?mt=2

 

Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving. https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®
Positive Results: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/positive-results

About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us

Programs: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/programs

How to Help: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/how-to-help

Blog: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/blog

Events: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/events

GREAT NON PROFITS REVIEWS: http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/be-the-star-you-are-inc/

 

Contact us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/contact

 

Starstyle, Be the Star You Are, and Miracle Moments are registered trademarks of Cynthia Brian

Reaping What You Sow

January 24, 2019

“Sow a thought, reap a word. Sow a word, reap a deed. Sow a deed, reap a habit. Sow a habit, reap a character. Sow a character, reap a destiny.”  
~Charles Reade

Where I grew up there were no pre-schools or kindergartens, so until I started first grade, my days were spent mostly outside in the dirt, playing, or helping my parents with farming and ranching chores. I attribute a great deal of my horticultural acumen to those early years when a child’s brain is like a sponge, soaking up information that will be useful later in life. I didn’t learn to read until age 7 when I entered first grade and once I was introduced to the magic of literacy, I was obsessed with books. Collecting soulful quotes and poems became a passion of mine and to this day I still have my handwritten notebook filled with my favorite scribbles.

The other day I decided to re-read things that I’ve been saving for years and wasn’t surprised to learn that I have always leaned towards positive, uplifting, life-changing, and lofty adages, the majority of which are nature oriented. If you’ve been reading Digging Deep with Cynthia Brian for any of the last eleven years, you probably notice that I begin each column with a quote to anchor the theme of the article. I believe that quotes have the power to help us think clearly while reframing events that may be happening in our lives.

The source is unknown in the following poem. It is one of my very favorites and I believe you’ll find it enlightening as well, especially as we begin a New Year and new leaf.

What You Sow, You Will Reap

If you plant honesty, you will reap trust.
If you plant goodness, you will reap friends,
If you plant humility, you will reap greatness.
If you plant perseverance, you will reap victory,
If you plant consideration, you will reap harmony,
If you plant hard work you will reap success.
If you plant forgiveness, you will reap reconciliation.
If you plant openness, you will reap intimacy.
If you plant patience, you will reap improvements.
If you plant faith, you will reap miracles.

But…

If you plant dishonesty, you will reap distrust.
If you plant selfishness, you will reap loneliness.
If you plant pride, you will reap destruction.
If you plant envy, you will reap trouble.
If you plant laziness, you will reap stagnation.
If you plant bitterness, you will reap isolation.
If you plant greed, you will reap loss.

If you plant gossip, you will reap loss.
If you plant gossip, you will reap enemies.
If you plant worries, you will reap wrinkles.

As gardeners, we know we need to be careful what we plant now because it will determine what we will reap tomorrow.

No wonder that we like to be surrounded by trees and beautiful landscaping. If you want to live longer, plant a tree that you love. Science backs up what we innately know when we are near trees: we become less stressed, improve focus, increase our feelings of well-being, and radiate joy. January and February are the best times to buy bare-root trees and shrubs. Keep the roots wet until the hole is dug and the tree is planted. I’m often asked what is my favorite flower or tree, and of course, I have no definitive answer. How could I choose a favorite child? Impossible.

January is not so much a month for planting but for planning. When it’s cold and wet outside, sit by the fireplace with a cup of hot tea, garden catalogues, and a garden book (consider my book, Growing with the Goddess Gardener filled with 24 months of colorful photos, tips, tales, and tricks available at http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store) Peruse the pages, dog-ear the corners, and get out your yellow marker to circle flora that calls to you. Make a dream board of your favorite specimens and a list of names. Make sure to include succulents as droughts will become the norm. When spring rolls around, visit your favorite nursery or garden center to see these plants in person and ask the garden professional plenty of questions. Your garden needs to be a reflection of you. What are you drawn to? Let your eyes, heart, and knowledge of your specific soil and micro-climate make the decisions. Buy healthy seeds, plants, and trees and trees from reputable retailers. Remember you will reap what you sow!

Happy Gardening! Happy Growing!

Cynthia Brian’s Simple Strategy for RainScaping

We can’t control Mother Nature, but we can control how we garden. Preparing your garden to embrace storms and excess rainfall will control run off and erosion damage. Add swales, dry creeks, rain chains, and plants to capture the rain. We need the rainwater to soak into our soil to recharge our groundwater. Storm water runoff is a pollutant. Add a fountain, pond, reflection pool, or other water feature that will save water while enhancing the beauty of your landscape.

Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Tips
⎫ DIAL 811 at least two working days before digging a hole for a tree, irrigation, systems, installing a fence, or other structure to prevent hitting underground utility lines.
⎫ SCATTER snail and slug bait throughout your garden to protect your plants from getting munched.
⎫ FLOAT camellias in a bowl as a table arrangement.
⎫ PRUNE shrub roses back 1/3-2/3; hybrid teas and floribunda 2/3 to ¾. Cut out the old woody stems of climbers and cut previous year’s flowering shoots down to 3-4 inches. Let ramblers ramble!
⎫ SNIP and steep lemon verbena, rose petals, calendula, and mint in hot water for a light, fragrant winter tea that will warm you.
⎫ TRIM crape myrtle shrubs and trees. If you want your shrubs to remain small, prune the branches to about 18 inches.
⎫ ENLIVEN a dreary winter with exotic floral arrangements that include anthurium, Oriental lilies, or orchids.
⎫ FERTILIZE when it rains for maximum effectiveness.
⎫ PLAN for spring planting and make sure to include succulents and drought resistant plants.
⎫ SOAK your feet in a bowl with marigold and chrysanthemum petals to prevent with winter chapping. You can add honey as and emollient.

Read more and see photos at: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1224/Digging-Deep-with-Cynthia-Brian-Reaping-what-you-sow.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. 
Tune into Cynthia’s Radio show and order her books at www.StarStyleRadio.com.

Buy a copy of her new books, Growing with the Goddess Gardener and Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers at www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store. 

Hire Cynthia for projects, consults, and lectures.
Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com
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Goodbye Sears, Free Time for Kids, Don’t Quit, The Gifts of Longevity and Nature!

January 23, 2019

Sears, the 125-year-old department store that represented value to Middle America has filed for bankruptcy. Its demise is a sad reflection on what’s happening in the retail world. Cynthia Brian reflects on what Sears meant to her as a child.

The impact of over-scheduling your child can have dire effects on development. While extracurricular activities offer enrichment and a healthy alternative to video games, kids need idle time to just be imaginative. Avoid the over-scheduling trap with a few ideas from Cynthia Brian.

Do you ever feel like quitting when things start to get tough? Don’t! Stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit. It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.

Cynthia Brian’s reads the chapters on Longevity and Nature from her newest book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World. Learn tips to live to a ripe old age while helping the planet survive. www.cynthiabrian.com/books

 

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/112204/goodbye-sears-free-time-for-kids-dont-quit-the-gifts-of-long

 

Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity offers help, hope, and healing. for California Fire Victims.
BTSYA Operation Disaster Relief. Please donate. http://ow.ly/ks8A30lekGe

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

End of Year Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/f1c321b27e/288055965/bbd34d3431/

 

December Newsletter:
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Simple Fundraiser Creation Link: Create fundraisers for Be the Star you Are! with this link:https://www.facebook.com/fund/BTSYAcharity/

 

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Book Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2e05cd10ed/288381033/82c07ab8f2/

YouTube book announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ru354Mhvu0&feature=youtu.be

Check our Book Reviews at our literacy partner, The Reading Tub: https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/

 

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

 

Shopping online? #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
surviving solely on individual donations. Show Your LOVE! https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

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. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

 

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store
For photos, descriptions, links, archives, and more, visit http://www.StarStyleRadio.com.

Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®
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Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®
Positive Results: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/positive-results

About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us

Programs: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/programs

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The Gift of Sleep

January 20, 2019

“I’ve realized that most of my best ideas have followed a good night's sleep.”
Thomas Edison

Sleep is one of the most important things of which we have control that can enhance our mood, health, productivity, happiness, libido, and keep our weight in check. Lack of sleep can produce heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and heart attack. Kenneth Jeon and Siri Phaneendra host a program about the importance of sleep. David Lynch films with their dream sequences is the focus of Kenneth’s 20/20 Vision while Siri concentrates on the stages of sleep and the benefits of getting adequate “zzz’s”. Both read the chapter, The Gift of Sleep by Cynthia Brian from the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World. http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Start getting 7-9 hours of sleep daily and you’ll feel incredibly alive and wonder why you didn’t implement this ritual earlier. You’ll be praising the benefits of sleep and looking forward to the restorative qualities.

Listen at https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/112537/the-gift-of-sleep

 

Watch Joven on TV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm5GQq__fF4

 

BTSYA IS A TOP ON PROFIT!
http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/be-the-star-you-are-inc/

 

JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Details on all books at HomeTown Reads: https://hometownreads.com/books/be-the-star-you-are-millennials-to-boomers

YouTube book announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ru354Mhvu0&feature=youtu.be

December Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/02a367404a/288055965/ac7221bc2f/

End of Year Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/f1c321b27e/288055965/bbd34d3431/

Be The Star You Are! offers help, hope, and healing to victims of the Camp Fire.
BTSYA Operation Disaster Relief. Please donate. http://ow.ly/X0Ia30mF4zZ

 

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

Check our Book Reviews at our literacy partner, The Reading Tub: https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/

 

Proceeds from sales of books by Cynthia Brian will benefit Operation Disaster Relief to help the victims of the California wildfires.http://ow.ly/X0Ia30mF4zZ

Books come with extra goodies & autographs. Buy TODAY: http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

 

#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

 

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 websites <Iframe src="http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2014" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" width="420" height="380"></Iframe>
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Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®
Positive Results: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/positive-results

About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us

Programs: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/programs

How to Help: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/how-to-help

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Events: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/events

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Contact us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/contact

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Nature RX, Appreciation, Cuba Libre

January 17, 2019

Studies have shown that the benefits of spending time outdoors are huge. You’ll relax, get physical exercise, improve your mental health, and interact with other nature lovers as you breathe in fresh air. Cynthia Brian gives you a prescription for wellness by nudging you outside.

Are you one of those people whose glass is always half empty? Do you look at the bad things more than the good? It’s time to start appreciating your blessings and incorporate gratitude into your daily life. The perks are big and we’ll help you attain them. Read Be the Star You Are! books for more info on bringing gratitude into your life. http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Did you know that poinsettias grow into trees? Or that mother’s tongue, also known as snake plant, is an excellent fence barrier? Without a thought from whence a plant derives, most of us buy our indoor plants at nurseries, grocery stores, and big-box centers. Cynthia Brian hikes through the rainforests, parks, and waterways reporting on the flora and fauna of this island that Christopher Columbus exclaimed was “the most beautiful land that human eyes had ever seen.”

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/111065/nature-rx-appreciation-cuba-libre

 

Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity offers help, hope, and healing. for California Fire Victims.
BTSYA Operation Disaster Relief. Please donate. http://ow.ly/ks8A30lekGe

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

End of Year Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/f1c321b27e/288055965/bbd34d3431/

 

December Newsletter:
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Simple Fundraiser Creation Link: Create fundraisers for Be the Star you Are! with this link:https://www.facebook.com/fund/BTSYAcharity/

 

 

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Book Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2e05cd10ed/288381033/82c07ab8f2/

YouTube book announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ru354Mhvu0&feature=youtu.be

Check our Book Reviews at our literacy partner, The Reading Tub: https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/

 

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

 

Shopping online? #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
surviving solely on individual donations. Show Your LOVE! https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

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. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

 

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504
Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store

For photos, descriptions, links, archives, and more, visit http://www.StarStyleRadio.com.

Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®
Lend us Your Ears!!!
Embed StarStyle® Be the Star You Are!® Radio
If you are a fan of the authors, experts, celebrities, and guests that appear regularly on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® radio, you can now be sure to never miss an episode. Embed this code into your WordPress site or any site and you’ll always have Cynthia Brian and all of your favorite pioneers on the planet at your fingertips.  Upbeat, positive, life-changing talk radio broadcasting live each week since 1998. Lend us Your Ears. We are Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

https://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2206

 

Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving http://www.paypal.me/BetheStarYouAre

Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®
Positive Results: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/positive-results

About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us

Programs: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/programs

How to Help: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/how-to-help

Blog: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/blog

Events: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/events

Contact us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/contact

GREAT NON PROFITS REVIEWS: http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/be-the-star-you-are-inc/

GUIDESTAR: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/94-3333882

 

Starstyle, Be the Star You Are, and Miracle Moments are registered trademarks of Cynthia Brian

The Gift of Smiles

January 13, 2019

“Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
~Anne Frank

Smiling is a critical component of happiness. It’s a natural response that reduces stress, makes us more attractive, lowers our blood pressure, and confirms our joy, love, and acceptance of others. Since the beginning of time, artists, musicians, authors, and activists have documented the power of a smile. Kenneth Jeon and Siri Phaneendra host a lively discussion on the benefits and importance of smiling. Kenneth focuses on visual significance of smiles and the science behind how and why people react when witnessing smiles. The feel-good neurotransmitters - dopamine, endorphins, serotonin all simultaneously release when we smile. Siri shares evidence that smiling helps us live longer, happier lives. The both read the chapter by Cynthia Brian on The Gift of Smiles from the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World. http://www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store

 

“When you are smiling, the whole world smiles with you!” Louis Armstrong

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/112535/the-gift-of-smiles

 

Watch Joven on TV on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm5GQq__fF4

 

BTSYA IS A TOP ON PROFIT!
http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/be-the-star-you-are-inc/

 

JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Details on all books at HomeTown Reads: https://hometownreads.com/books/be-the-star-you-are-millennials-to-boomers

YouTube book announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ru354Mhvu0&feature=youtu.be

december Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/02a367404a/288055965/ac7221bc2f/

End of Year Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/f1c321b27e/288055965/bbd34d3431/

Be The Star You Are! offers help, hope, and healing to victims of the Camp Fire.
BTSYA Operation Disaster Relief. Please donate. http://ow.ly/X0Ia30mF4zZ

 

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

Check our Book Reviews at our literacy partner, The Reading Tub: https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/

 

Proceeds from sales of books by Cynthia Brian will benefit Operation Disaster Relief to help the victims of the California wildfires.http://ow.ly/X0Ia30mF4zZ

Books come with extra goodies & autographs. Buy TODAY: http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

 

#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

 

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 websites <Iframe src="http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2014" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" width="420" height="380"></Iframe>
Listen to all broadcasts at ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/express-yourself!/id481894121?mt=2

 

Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving. https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®
Positive Results: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/positive-results

About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us

Programs: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/programs

How to Help: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/how-to-help

Blog: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/blog

Events: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/events

GREAT NON PROFITS REVIEWS: http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/be-the-star-you-are-inc/

 

Contact us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/contact

Starstyle, Be the Star You Are, and Miracle Moments are registered trademarks of Cynthia Brian

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Cynthia Brian’s Garden Trends for 2019 #2

January 8, 2019

“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science an technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” Carl Sagan

With 2019 being the year of SHE, as in Mother Nature, we have to ask ourselves if we have become indoor creatures addicted to technology? While adults are spending over 11 hours daily with their devices, the American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that teens spend over 7 hours a day with screen time, ‘tweens spend 4 ½ hours a day, and even babies to age 8 are engaging in 48 minutes daily.

Pruning technology screen time is definitely an important trend for this year. What can we do to cut back? Get thee into the garden!

Gardening teaches so many critical skills including patience, responsibility, trust, love, and gratitude. Gardeners are stewards of the earth. When we spend time in the dirt, we can’t be hooked up to computers or looking at screens. We could listen to music, but, wouldn’t it be better to listen to the songs of the birds and the breeze blowing through the trees?

Children are natural lovers of nature. When we encourage kids to be outside, they will naturally choose outdoor activities over plugged in connectivity. Show kids a seed catalogue and let them choose a few packets of seeds. When they choose their favorite flowers or vegetables, they will be excited to care for them. By watching their plants grow, children learn respect and understanding for the cycles of life.

It is estimated that in winter over 10 million Americans experience seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Don’t get disconnected from your natural rhythms. Spending 15 to 30 minutes outdoors in the daylight will help eliminate the blues. Take your coffee break outside, walk around the block, or sweep your porch. Move and get outside.

Sustainability is a trend that is becoming the style and the norm. It is estimated that 1/3 of all food is wasted each year globally and that Americans throw out 4.4 pounds per day. The movement is towards zero waste. Recycling, upcycling, eliminating, and renewing are the key actions we need to employ to address the waste issue. Composting can reduce household waste by 40%. Build a compost bin, buy a tumbler, use a bucket, but whatever you choose, start composting today to help Mother Nature endure the onslaught of destructive behaviors.

Insects and pollinators are disappearing. The United Nations warns that 40% of bees and butterflies risk global extinction. We can help by eliminating pesticides and insecticides while planting flowers and plants the pollinators love. Attract ladybugs, beetles, spiders, bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects by establishing friendly, inviting habitats.

Here’s a short list of plants attractive to pollinators:
Anise
Aster
Beebalm
Bergenia
Black-eyed Susan
Blanket flower
Butterfly Bush
Candytuft
Calendula
Cardinal Flower
Catmint
Coneflower
Cosmos
Daisy
Dill
Fennel
Gerbera
Globe thistle
Jupiter’s Beard
Lantana
Lavender
Lilac
Lupine
Marigold
Mexican Heather
Milkweed
Nicotiana
Penstemon
Phlox
Rose
Sage
Salvia
Scabiosa
Verbena
Yarrow
Zinnia

For optimum impact, plant in drifts or clusters. Pollinators seek fragrance and bright colors. By incorporating these flowers into your landscape you’ll help save the beneficial bugs. Without them, the invasive, detrimental insects threaten our species.

Circling back to technology, artificial intelligence is taking root in the garden. Robotic mowers, drones that pollinate and “read the weeds”, and wireless irrigation sensors are already in use. Walmart filed patents for drones to identify pests attacking crops. With these trends, it may not be long before we’ll be able to instruct our smartphones to start the engines of a new tech device that will weed, seed, and feed.

Until then, let’s unplug, go outside, and dig deeper!

Happy Gardening! Happy Growing!

Read more:
https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1223/Digging-Deep-with-Cynthia-Brian-Garden-trends-for-2019-Part-2.html

 

Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for January

BOOST your vitamin C with fresh from citrus trees. Ripening for the next two months you will enjoy sweet navel orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, and Clementine.
PULL weeds as they sprout. With the rains, weed seeds are prodigious. It’s best to dig them while they are tiny.
FERTILIZE and PRUNE deciduous trees and shrubs, including apple, pear, apricot, peach, and plum.
DEEP root feed crape myrtles.
APPLY sulfur to acid loving plants to lower the PH of the soil.
SPRAY deciduous fruit trees with dormant spray, making sure to soak the branches, trunk, and soil around the tree to suffocate over wintering insects including mites, aphids, and scale.
FRESHEN dry interior air with a sail plant/peace lily.
ADD zing to your savory dishes with fresh pepper berries.

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USE code STAR20 to order grass seed or other products at www.pearlspremium.com through January 16th, 2019. You can re-seed a lawn now, or buy seed to plant in the spring.
FREE Shipping with a minimum order of $50 until January 25, 2019 from sowtrueseed.com/collections open-pollinated, GMO free, untreated with Code SHIPFREE19.

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.

Buy a copy of her new books, Growing with the Goddess Gardener and Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers at www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store. 

Hire Cynthia for projects, consults, and lectures.
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Become a Thought Leader & Sponsor Our Radio Broadccasts

January 7, 2019

Looking to promote yourself, your products, books, music, or services in 2019? Sponsor or advertise on our Be the Star You Are! Radio broadcasts: StarStyle lifestyle show and Express Yourself! for teens and young adults. Our programs offer exciting interviews and current topics that include health, travel, business, writing, relationships, medicine, technology, gardening, films, inspiration, culinary, design, art, and everything in between. If you want your voice heard, Be the Star You Are! radio broadcasts offer you a platform at affordable rates while you are making a difference for others.  Fees benefit charity, Be a thought leader! http://www.BetheStarYouAreRadio.com

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New Year: Service, Volunteering, and Radio

January 4, 2019

“For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice.  And to make an end is to make a beginning.”~T.S. Eliot

As Express Yourself! enters its 8th year in weekly broadcasting, and Be the Star You Are!® celebrates 20th years as a 501 c3 literacy and positive media charity, Founder of Be the Star You Are!® and Creator/Producer of Express Yourself!™, Cynthia Brian, highlights the importance of service, volunteering, and the impact of radio with Jelina Liu and Henna Hundal, both college students and former hosts that began on this broadcast while in high school. Jelina Liu reads her chapter, The Gift of Service, Henna Hundal reads her chapter, The Gift of Radio, and Cynthia reads Katie Choo’s chapter, The Gift of Volunteering from their new book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World. www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store

Intentions, lists, and plans are recommended for designing achievable goals for this new year. What a great way to kick off 2019! Tune in.

Listen at Voice America Network:
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/112473/new-year-service-volunteering-and-radio

 

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JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Details on all books at HomeTown Reads: https://hometownreads.com/books/be-the-star-you-are-millennials-to-boomers

YouTube book announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ru354Mhvu0&feature=youtu.be

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End of Year Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/f1c321b27e/288055965/bbd34d3431/

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BTSYA Operation Disaster Relief. Please donate. http://ow.ly/X0Ia30mF4zZ

 

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Proceeds from sales of books by Cynthia Brian will benefit Operation Disaster Relief to help the victims of the California wildfires.http://ow.ly/X0Ia30mF4zZ

Free shipping through December 8th, too. Books come with extra goodies & autographs. Buy TODAY: http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

 

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New Year Encouragement, Smart Ass, Garden Trends

January 2, 2019

The years seem to fly by and here we are with another one at our doorstep. Cynthia Brian offers quips and tips from several of her favorite sources to bring you a year filled with joy and fulfillment of your dreams, goals, and desires.

Sports car? Italian villa? Inappropriate love interest? Not for author Margaret Winslow, an overworked college professor in New York City. She met midlife aging not head-on, but ass-on, fulfilling a childhood curiosity about donkeys by answering a for-sale ad for a “Large White Saddle Donkey” in the American Donkey and Mule Society’s magazine, The Brayer. Her midlife decision to adopt Caleb, a 700-pound white Andalusian donkey, upended her life — and her understanding of herself. Her book is Smart Ass.

In 2019 we shift our focus from ME to SHE, as in Mother Nature. The report examines the intrinsic connection we have with nature and how we are banding together to save the planet. We will begin to develop a healthier relationship with technology, get outside and back in touch with our roots. Cynthia Brian shares the trends for 2019 by the Garden Media Group.

BIO:
Margaret Winslow is a field geologist with over thirty years experience in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Her fascination with donkeys in rural areas evolved into a quest to fulfill a long-forgotten childhood dream of owning one. She holds a Ph.D. in geological sciences from Columbia University. Her National Geographic–funded fieldwork on earthquake hazards and archaeological settlement patterns in Alaska and Chile are featured in the award-winning PBS series “Fire on the Rim.” She is professor emerita of earth sciences at the City College of New York and resides in the lower Hudson Valley. Her donkey, Caleb, boards nearby with fifty horses and ponies, where he continues to steal the show every day. During the holiday season Winslow is frequently asked, “Could my church borrow your donkey for a nativity show?” More information at www.MargaretWinslow.com

 

Caleb is much in demand and is a huge draw at local charity horse shows and races, as well as churches and libraries. He receives typing assistance from his owner and can be reached through www.MargaretWinslow.com

 

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/111081/new-year-encouragement-smart-ass-garden-trends

 

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Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

End of Year Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/f1c321b27e/288055965/bbd34d3431/

 

December Newsletter:
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Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

Book Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2e05cd10ed/288381033/82c07ab8f2/

YouTube book announcement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ru354Mhvu0&feature=youtu.be

Check our Book Reviews at our literacy partner, The Reading Tub: https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/

 

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

 

Shopping online? #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. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

 

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