December 7 2016

The Gift of Simplicity

Life is better when it’s simple. Hosts Asya Gonzalez and Brigitte Jia read Jacqueline Tao’s chapter from Be the Star You Are!® for Teens then interview Jacqueline about her views today on simplicity. Reporter Katelyn Darrow encourages a more minimalist lifestyle. Listen for tips to help you enjoy more balance. Take a moment and drop all the materials from your hands. Temporarily abandon your computer, smart phone, TV, iPod, etc. Go to an open space outside, and observe all the simple privileges and joys that are available to you: the fresh air, good weather, nice view, quietness/excitement, food to eat, and a place to call home. Relish nature. Take note of these things and learn to appreciate the simple things. Life is simply super when we eliminate the complexities and enjoy the simple gifts.
“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” Hans Hoffman

Listen at Voice America Network :  https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/96124/simplicity

View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio: http://www.starstyleradio.com/expressyourselfteenradio

HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

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
#Stand For Literacy: https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860

Read our BTSYA  November Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/96d6e1b485/288055965/bbd34d3431/

Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. http://ow.ly/SFIHz

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

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/donate.htm. 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>
 Thanks for supporting teens!

Be the Star You Are! charity. It's the Season of Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Buy books and shirts at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html . If you are buying gifts on line, check out http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fholidaytoylist%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=94-3333882&ref_=pe_732550_158412520
Amazon donates a % back to BTSYA with every purchase.Thanks for helping us help others.

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

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Talk 2: http://www.btsya.com/talk_2.html?r=20160628121151

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

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Nola Hennessy, Tweaking Morning Routines, Championing a Cause

If you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind stretching information, you’ve come to the right place. Hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brian take 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.

Achieving positive, mutually rewarding, and peaceful relationships takes courage and tenacity. In this interview award winning Australian author and businesswoman, Nola Hennessy, will provide insight into small, yet powerful, changes that people can make to help improve and solidify their existing relationships.

Trying to get out the door to work when you have a family, animals, or other responsibilities can be stressful. In Health Matters, Heather Brittany saves you time and brain power by tweaking your morning routine. Get your happy vibes.

When you feel passionate about a cause, how do you connect and engage with the people or public who need to know about what you do? Cynthia Brian answers questions that plague our minds.

Bio: Nola Hennessy

Nola is an advocate for people everywhere. As a successful and insightful multi-award-winning international business woman and author, Nola is not only globally recognized for delivering outstanding results against the strongest adversity, she is enduringly passionate about teaching and inspiring her fellow human beings to live lives of positivity, compassion and love.

Nola is committed to empowering people to turn the tide against acts of revenge, violence, hatred, greed, and power and control struggles. Nola’s global organization Serenidad Consulting® is her vehicle to affect the changes. Her guiding principles of Excellence, Great Leadership and Positive Personal Power to achieve peace in relationships at every level around the globe, are eloquently articulated in her books.  

Nola advocates for ‘prevention’ strategies and education being the real long term solution to the ongoing global conflicts and increasing levels of violence and discourse. http://serenidadconsulting.com
http://serenidadconsulting.com/services/peace-negotiation/

Listen LIVE at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel::
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95505/nola-hennessy-tweaking-morning-routines-championing-a-cause

Press Pass: https://vapresspass.com/2016/11/14/nola-hennessy-morning-routines-causes-cynthia-brian/

Check out this episode on StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions:  http://www.starstyleradio.com/starstyle-radio

HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

More info: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/0bf6b08f04/288345313/19fec34329/

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

Check out our online fundraiser:
https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860
and our “Strikingly Blog and Literacy Page” http://bethestaryouare.strikingly.com

Read our BTSYA November Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/96d6e1b485/288055965/bbd34d3431/

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!®
http://www.donatedirect.net/be-the-star-you-are-crt/
Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS: http://vapresspass.com/2015/04/23/something-to-crow-about-at-express-yourself/
Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2
Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html
Amazon Store:http://www.amazon.com/shops/be_the_star_you_are_charity

The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness. Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, (http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org) each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.
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!!!

Make a donation today to Be the Star You Are!® charity http://www.bethestaryouare.org
Cynthia Brian talks about the empowering outreach programs offered by Be the Star You Are!® charity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHglz05pBvI&feature=youtu.be

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, Heather Brittany, 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!®
http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2206
Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

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

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December 1 2016

The Gift of Music

Teens talk and the world listens every Tuesday NOON PT on the Voice America Kids Network. Produced by StarStyler® Productions, LLC and Cynthia Brian, these young adults know how to rock and express their unique views. Join the fun!

The Gift of Music

Did you know that music heals body, mind, and spirit? Health Rap reporter Alex Pawlakos talks with hosts Zahra and Brigitte about studies that show that music is more effective than drugs. Reporter Courtney Cheng’s chapter, The Gift of Music, from Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. Seo Young Kim, our newest reporter on Express Yourself!™ begins a segment called Music Magic. Seo Young believes that music tells stories, relives memories, creates special moments in our lives.  Did you know that it is known that by 4000 BCE the Egyptians had created harps and flutes, and by 3500 BC lyres and double-reeded clarinets were made? Asya Gonzalez is obsessed with music. The hosts and Asya have a lively conversation about their favorite artists and genres. Aim to Shoot Reporter Katie Choo provides a wide variety of careers available to everyone, ranging from singers and music producers to radio DJs and music directors. Turn on the music, grab your earbuds, sing, dance, and rock out. Music is a healthy exercise!

Bio:

SeoYoung Kim is a freshman in high school. She was born in Incheon, South Korea, and moved to
America when she was in third grade. She is greatly passionate to learn more about different types of music from all over the
world. She plays the violin, piano, the vibraphone, and occasionally sings. Her favorite subjects in school are history and orchestra,
because she is always curious about learning about the past and predicting the future. She loves getting involved in the
orchestra because she greatly values the lessons learned through teamwork and music.

Listen at Voice America Network :  https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/96008/the-gift-of-music

Press Pass: https://vapresspass.com/2016/11/29/gift-music-cynthia-brian/

View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio: http://www.starstyleradio.com/expressyourselfteenradio

HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

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
#Stand For Literacy: https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860

Read our BTSYA  November Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/96d6e1b485/288055965/bbd34d3431/

Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. http://ow.ly/SFIHz

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

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/donate.htm. 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>
 Thanks for supporting teens!

Be the Star You Are! charity. It's the Season of Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Buy books and shirts at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html . If you are buying gifts on line, check out http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fholidaytoylist%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=94-3333882&ref_=pe_732550_158412520
Amazon donates a % back to BTSYA with every purchase.Thanks for helping us help others.

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

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Talk 2: http://www.btsya.com/talk_2.html?r=20160628121151

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

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November 30 2016

Teens Celebrating Radio Milestone

On November 22, Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio broadcasts its 242nd original program as it celebrates five years on the Voice America Kids Network.  (http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself)

What began in 2011 with two hosts and four reporters has blossomed into more than thirty-four young adults hosting and reporting from all around the United States on topics that resonate with millennials throughout the globe.  This is a show for teens, by teens, and with teens created and produced by veteran radio host and producer, Cynthia Brian whose radio broadcast has been airing live weekly since 1998. (www.StarStyleRadio.com)

Hosts interview authors, athletes, dancers, artists, scientists, astrologers, actors, Olympians, and other celebrities as well as outstanding teens making a difference from around the world.  Express Yourself!™ is an outreach project of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity (www.BetheStarYouAre.org) to give youth a voice. In 2017 Be the Star You Are!®  is proud to celebrate it’s 18th anniversary of being a 501 c3 non profit consistently honored as a Top Non Profit by Guidestar and Great Non Profits.

Here’s what a few of the hosts and reporters say about their experience on Express Yourself!™

“This experience with BTSYA, Starstyle®, Voice America, and Express Yourself!™ has given me insight on what it means to have a voice and what you can do with it. I have been able to skyrocket my public speaking skills, giving me the confidence to speak my opinion with passion. I've made so many great friends with this show and I've become a part of a wonderful family. Thank you Be the Star You Are!®" Asya Gonzalez, Host/Reporter
 
“Working on Express Yourself! has honed my skills as a journalist to effectively report on a vast variety of topics. I have learned to think-on-the-go and to roll with the punches. Between technology issues or last-minute guest cancellations, this radio experience has really taught me that, no matter what, I can shine!” Henna Hundal, Host/Reporter

"Since I was a child I was interested in media and communications. Cynthia Brian gave me the chance to really experience what radio and writing for a local newspaper was like. I never thought I'd be able to host an internationally recognized teen radio program. My love for radio and journalism has solidified because of Cynthia Brian and Be the Star You Are!. I am forever thankful for the opportunities and doors Cynthia has opened for me." Youngjoo Ahn, Teen Writer/Radio Host & Reporter

“ As a radio host, I never dreamt of one week talking politics with a numerologist, the next week being fascinated by the day-to-day routine of a child star, and weeks after talking to a four-time National Slam Poetry Champion, but through Express Yourself Teen Radio on the Voice America Kids Network, I gained these sorts of unusual yet eye-opening experiences. If any community is only as great as the people it consists of, then Be the Star You Are!® is truly special.”  Zahra Hasanian Teen Host/Reporter

“I always wanted to be a radio host, not just a reporter for Express Yourself!™ Unlike a repeater with a set script, a host can create new discussion topics or lead the conversation in different areas with reporters and guests. Along with this, a host must keep the show going and bounce off new ideas when the conversation is getting dry. I am so grateful for Be the Star You Are!® and all the opportunities it has given me to express my voice and be a leader.” Maria Wong, Teen Host/Report & Book Review Coordinator

Give the teens a listen. Express Yourself!™ is where teens talk and the world listens. Tune in on Tuesdays, Noon Pt/3pmET on the Voice America Kids Network at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself and see photos, descriptions, blogs, events, and more at
http://www.starstyleradio.com/expressyourselfteenradio.

Read more: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/5th-anniversary-of-express-yourself-teen-radio-744351.htm

Listen at Voice America Network :  https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95886/happy-5th-anniversary-express-yourself-teen-radio

Press Pass:

https://vapresspass.com/2016/11/21/5th-anniversary-express-cynthia-brian/

Read Lamorinda Weekly: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1020/Teen-Radio-Broadcast-Celebrates-Five-Years-on-Voice-America-Kids.html

For information about becoming a guest, sponsor, teen host, or to comment, email the show.
Cynthia@Star-Style.com

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Roland Allnach Writer’s Primer & More

Are you interested in writing, or seeing your written work published? Do you want to add the words 'published author' to your list of accomplishments? If so, listen in as multi-award winning author Roland Allnach guides you through the tricky landscape of the publishing world. As an author of six published books, Roland has worked with small press, self-publishing, short story publication, and marketing. Based on his critically acclaimed book "The Writer's Primer: A Practical Guide for Aspiring Authors Seeking Publication", you won't want to miss out on valuable, real world insights from a working author, Roland Allnach.

Enjoy a healthy, glowing, happy face with Heather Brittany in Health Matters as she shares simple secrets to fleshing out any skin troubles.

Fall is the best time to sow wildflower seeds because the earth is warm, the nights are cool, and the rains are coming to help the seeds sprout. Garden Goddess Cynthia Brian helps you create a wildflower meadow in any space.

BIO:
Bio: Roland Allnach’s books have received unanimous critical praise, have been featured on national and local television as well as terrestrial and Internet radio, and have been honored with more than a dozen national book awards. When not immersed in his imagination, Roland can be found at his website, rolandallnach.com, along with a wealth of information about his stories and experiences as an author. Writing aside, his joy in life is the time he spends with his family. http://www.rolandallnach.com

Meet Roland at these events:
November 14: I will be presenting "Market Your Book" at Comsewogue Public Library, 7pm, Long Island, New York
November 21: I will return to Comsewogue Library, 7pm, to present "Publish Your Book"
November 26: I will present "Short Story Publication" at Brookwood Hall, 10am, East Islip, Long Island NY
December 3: I will return to Brookwood Hall, 10am, for a Holiday Book Fair
December 18: Holiday Book Fair, along with seventeen other local authors, at Lindenhurst Library, 1pm, Long Island NY

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BIO:
Bio: Roland Allnach’s books have received unanimous critical praise, have been featured on national and local television as well as terrestrial and Internet radio, and have been honored with more than a dozen national book awards. When not immersed in his imagination, Roland can be found at his website, rolandallnach.com, along with a wealth of information about his stories and experiences as an author. Writing aside, his joy in life is the time he spends with his family. http://www.rolandallnach.com

December 3: I will return to Brookwood Hall, 10am, for a Holiday Book Fair
December 18: Holiday Book Fair, along with seventeen other local

Listen LIVE at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel:: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95723/writers-primer-with-roland-allnach-skin-secrets-sowing-wildflowers

PRESS PASS: https://vapresspass.com/2016/11/14/writers-primer-roland-allnach-skin-secrets-sowing-wildflowers-cynthia-brian/

Check out this episode on StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions:  http://www.starstyleradio.com/starstyle-radio

HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

More info: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/0bf6b08f04/288345313/19fec34329/

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

Check out our online fundraiser:
https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860
and our “Strikingly Blog and Literacy Page” http://bethestaryouare.strikingly.com

Read our BTSYA November Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/96d6e1b485/288055965/bbd34d3431/

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!®
http://www.donatedirect.net/be-the-star-you-are-crt/
Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS: http://vapresspass.com/2015/04/23/something-to-crow-about-at-express-yourself/
Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2
Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html
Amazon Store:http://www.amazon.com/shops/be_the_star_you_are_charity

The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness. Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, (http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org) each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.
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!!!

Make a donation today to Be the Star You Are!® charity http://www.bethestaryouare.org
Cynthia Brian talks about the empowering outreach programs offered by Be the Star You Are!® charity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHglz05pBvI&feature=youtu.be

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, Heather Brittany, 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!®
http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2206
Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

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

Gimme Shelter

“Regardless of your lot in life,
build something beautiful on it.”~Zig Ziglar

I was working in my orchard when I heard the screams. Never in my life had I seen four grown men run so quickly. “Are you okay?” I yelled. “What’s the commotion?” The men had been dismantling an old hot tub in a deck when their saws had unsettled a family of skunks who had made the warm, dark environment their cozy home. If you’ve had your dog sprayed by a skunk, you’ll understand.

With winter on the horizon, the wild things are looking for shelter. Rats, skunks, mice, raccoons, possums, and other critters may decide that “su casa es me casa”.
Although we do want to attract birds and pollinators to our gardens by providing food, water, and habitats, but we don’t want to invite the vermin into our territory.

Rodents carry several diseases harmful to humans including salmonellosis, leptospirosis, haniavirus, and arenavirus.  They are not known to have rabies, but skunks can be carriers of rabies.

For prevention and control I consulted with vector control inspector, Joe Cleope, at the Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District.  After a few hours of discussions and inspections, I came away with effective methods of management and control to share with you.

Here’s a short list of advice.

Eliminate the following plants that are considered “rat condos”:
⎫    Ivy
⎫    Bamboo
⎫    Blackberries
⎫    Juniper
⎫    Honeysuckle
⎫    Pampas grass
⎫    Yucca
⎫    Star Jasmine

Trim shrubbery and trees:
⎫    Keep palm tree fronds pruned or rats will nest in them.
⎫    Prune climbing vegetation on your house to discourage roof rats.
⎫    Store wood and lumber a foot away from structures and at least 18 inches above ground.
⎫    Install rodent barriers as a prevention to climbing.

Eliminate food and water sources that attract rodents:
⎫    Harvest your fruit and vegetables as they ripen.
⎫    Pick up any fruit or nuts that have fallen on the ground.
⎫    Fill pet bowls only with enough food that can be quickly consumed.
⎫    Rid your garden of “escargot “ aka snails, a favorite meal for vermin.
⎫    Keep birdseed and pet food in metal containers.
⎫    Repair leaky faucets.
⎫    Empty containers of standing water.
⎫    Secure garbage cans. Unfortunately rats will gnaw through bins and raccoons will open lids.

Rodent Proof your house:
⎫    Check for openings larger than ¼ inch in vents, screens, and foundation cracks. Patch the holes with 1/4inch galvanized hardware cloth.
⎫    Use sheet metal collars around pipe entrances on wooden walls and use cement patch around pipes in brick, stucco, or stone.
⎫    Seal all gaps around electrical conduit.

Where the Wild Things Are!
⎫    Varmint Control: The Merriam Webster Dictionary considers “varmint” to be any animal that is considered problematic-rats, mice, skunks, raccoons, prairie dogs, etc.
⎫    Skunks: Besides doing everything above to keep the varmint out of your home, if skunks are visiting your property you can buy skunk traps, which are specially made so that once a skunk has entered, it cannot spray. Docile skunks are great destroyers of yellow jacket nests and therefore helpful to your garden if not rabid. If rabid, Vector Control will come to euthanize the skunk. Once skunks have been to your property, they may return. Scatter mothballs in the area and add a radio playing music to deter them.

⎫    Rats and mice: Don’t use the old fashioned wooden snap traps. They are too dangerous to humans and small pets. Available at hardware stores, power spring traps or easy/quick set traps work best.  A great way to assure that only the rodents get trapped is to set the trap with a dab of peanut butter placed under a larger plastic container. Cut a small hole in the container. I use a recycled flower pot. Place the container over the trap. Add a brick or rock to the top to keep it from toppling. You will catch the vermin.

⎫    Raccoons: Follow all the instructions above. Add netting to ponds where raccoons will fish.

For unwanted animals, don’t use poisons as they will kill beneficial critters and harm the environment.

Cleaning the Mess:
    The smells associated with skunks, mice, and rats are nauseating. Their feces and nests could be a danger to your health. When we see droppings our first impulse is to grab a broom or vacuum. DON’T!
Sweeping and vacuuming releases virus particles into the air.  Inhalation can result in infecting the person with the viruses.  Here’s how to clean the feces, nesting areas, and dead animals.
⎫    Wear gloves, a mask, and goggles.
⎫    Spray the area with Lysol or a disinfectant made with a strong solution of bleach.
⎫    After five or minutes, wipe up the area with paper towels or rags you will toss.
⎫    Pick up a dead rodent with a shovel.
⎫    Spray more of the bleach solution to sanitize the area.
⎫    Put all of the waste materials, rags, dead rodents, and paper towels in a plastic bag.
⎫    Seal the bag in another plastic bag and put in the outside garbage can.
⎫    Wash your gloved hands thoroughly.
⎫    Remove the gloves and mask, put in a plastic bag, seal, and put in the outside garbage can.
⎫    Wash your un-gloved hands and your goggles with soap and warm water.
⎫    NEVER vacuum, sweep, or blow out areas that harbor contaminates that could become airborne.

Getting Help:
If you have a problem with rodents or skunks, contact Vector Control at 925-771-6142. The service is free and you’ll be able to troubleshoot your issues.  They will also pick up skunks that have been trapped.

Also remember that encouraging owls and cats to scout your property will keep life in harmony.

There is nothing beautiful about pests finding shelter in our homes and gardens but this month does bring beauty to our doorsteps.

Sheltering the Beautiful
⎫    With the rainfall our lawns and hillsides are green and growing.
⎫    Cyclamen abounds at nurseries and garden centers in an abundance of stunning colors-red, pink, white, burgundy. Plant these perennials to add glamour to the winter beds.
⎫    Sunflower seeds can be scattered for next summer’s glory.
⎫    A cover crop blend will choke out weeds, protect soil structure, and increase soil fertility. Sow seeds to over-winter for spring growth.
⎫    Cotoneaster, holly, and pyrancantha showcase red pomes or berries that are perfect for holiday décor.
⎫    Watch for the unexpected growing in your garden. Perhaps a prickly pear has taken root next to a pine tree!
⎫    A variety of mushrooms are sprouting throughout our landscapes. Unless you are an expert in mycotoxicology, enjoy these fairy houses, but don’t eat them!
⎫    The sounds and sights of fountains flowing are stress reducing and healing.

Wishing you a very healthy, happy, and beautiful December where the wild things aren’t!

Happy Gardening and Happy Growing!
Read more: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1020/December-Gardening-Guide-Get-Rid-of-Uninvited-Guests-This-Season.html

©2016
Cynthia Brian
The Goddess Gardener
StarStyle® Productions, llc
Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com
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November 28 2016

Roland Alnahc’s Vessels Book Review

If you are a fan of the TV series, WestWorld, you’ll definitely fall in love with Roland Allnach’s latest installment in his realm of the strange and surreal. With Vessels, Roland pushes the boundaries of most anyone’s comfort zone. The second book in his Oddities and Entities series, you’ll discover a landscape of nine stories spanning the speculative, the horrific, the supernatural, and the just plain over-the-top creepy.
His characters are well-developed, peculiar people that any sane person wouldn’t want to encounter, yet, his eloquent writing style keeps the reader glued to the page, anticipating the next sentence. Vessels ventures into the dark sensual nature of humanness where characters engage in disturbing, eerie relationships shaped by their pasts, presents, and potential futures. Allnach’s characters are alienated and isolated, although many appear to be walking in mainstream society.  They look normal, they talk rationally, but what’s rattling around in their twisted brains is what builds the extreme foundation for Vessels.

The back story to the cover art for Vessels fascinated me. I had the pleasure of interviewing Allnach on my radio broadcast, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® when he divulged how this was an art project from high school.  Using watercolors, he had let the paint bleed onto the page by turning and tipping the paper. When he was satisfied with his drips and drops, he drew images in ink. Afterwards he decided that one day this would be the cover of a book he would write.  The purple tones and the peculiar creatures are the perfect representation of the bizarre stories that abide inside the pages.

The Vessel’s narratives are mesmerizing and nightmarish. He pounces past boundaries, pushes the envelope, and makes us squirm. Obviously Allnach indulges his more eccentric, weird imagination in the style of Stephen King when writing his horror, strange, and surreal stories. He can then easily switch confidently and competently to writing other genres, such as his highly instructional practical guide for authors, The Writer’s Primer.  

Articulate and thoroughly robust, Roland’s books are penned with perfection.  Having won numerous, well-deserved writing awards, Roland Allnach is an author that commands attention. And you don’t have to turn on your TV to participate in his spine-chilling world!

Cynthia Brian is Producer/Host of StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio and a New York Times best selling author.
Listen to an interview with Roland Allnach at : https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95724/vessels-with-roland-allnach-pregnancy-futures-garden-wellness
Read review: https://www.amazon.com/Oddities-Entities-Vessels-Roland-Allnach/dp/0998071714/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1480343864&sr=1-1&keywords=vessels+by+roland+allnach

November 23 2016

Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio Celebrates FIVE Years on Voice America Kids Network

n November 22, Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio broadcasts its 242nd original program as it celebrates five years on the Voice America Kids Network.  (http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself)

What began in 2011 with two hosts and four reporters has blossomed into more than thirty-four young adults hosting and reporting from all around the United States on topics that resonate with millennials throughout the globe.  This is a show for teens, by teens, and with teens created and produced by veteran radio host and producer, Cynthia Brian whose radio broadcast has been airing live weekly since 1998. (www.StarStyleRadio.com)

Hosts interview authors, athletes, dancers, artists, scientists, astrologers, actors, Olympians, and other celebrities as well as outstanding teens making a difference from around the world.  Express Yourself!™ is an outreach project of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity (www.BetheStarYouAre.org) to give youth a voice. In 2017 Be the Star You Are!®  is proud to celebrate it’s 18th anniversary of being a 501 c3 non profit consistently honored as a Top Non Profit by Guidestar and Great Non Profits.

Here’s what a few of the hosts and reporters say about their experience on Express Yourself!™

“This experience with BTSYA, Starstyle®, Voice America, and Express Yourself!™ has given me insight on what it means to have a voice and what you can do with it. I have been able to skyrocket my public speaking skills, giving me the confidence to speak my opinion with passion. I've made so many great friends with this show and I've become a part of a wonderful family. Thank you Be the Star You Are!®" Asya Gonzalez, Host/Reporter
 
“Working on Express Yourself! has honed my skills as a journalist to effectively report on a vast variety of topics. I have learned to think-on-the-go and to roll with the punches. Between technology issues or last-minute guest cancellations, this radio experience has really taught me that, no matter what, I can shine!” Henna Hundal, Host/Reporter

"Since I was a child I was interested in media and communications. Cynthia Brian gave me the chance to really experience what radio and writing for a local newspaper was like. I never thought I'd be able to host an internationally recognized teen radio program. My love for radio and journalism has solidified because of Cynthia Brian and Be the Star You Are!. I am forever thankful for the opportunities and doors Cynthia has opened for me." Youngjoo Ahn, Teen Writer/Radio Host & Reporter

“ As a radio host, I never dreamt of one week talking politics with a numerologist, the next week being fascinated by the day-to-day routine of a child star, and weeks after talking to a four-time National Slam Poetry Champion, but through Express Yourself Teen Radio on the Voice America Kids Network, I gained these sorts of unusual yet eye-opening experiences. If any community is only as great as the people it consists of, then Be the Star You Are!® is truly special.”  Zahra Hasanian Teen Host/Reporter

“I always wanted to be a radio host, not just a reporter for Express Yourself!™ Unlike a repeater with a set script, a host can create new discussion topics or lead the conversation in different areas with reporters and guests. Along with this, a host must keep the show going and bounce off new ideas when the conversation is getting dry. I am so grateful for Be the Star You Are!® and all the opportunities it has given me to express my voice and be a leader.” Maria Wong, Teen Host/Report & Book Review Coordinator

Give the teens a listen. Express Yourself!™ is where teens talk and the world listens. Tune in on Tuesdays, Noon Pt/3pmET on the Voice America Kids Network at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself and see photos, descriptions, blogs, events, and more at
http://www.starstyleradio.com/expressyourselfteenradio.

Read more: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/5th-anniversary-of-express-yourself-teen-radio-744351.htm

For information about becoming a guest, sponsor, teen host, or to comment, email the show.
Cynthia@Star-Style.com

November 22 2016

Happy 5th Anniversary Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio

Every Tuesday at NOON PT, the talented teens of Be the Star You Are!® bring you an exciting, informative, mind-boggling program with fresh ideas from youthful minds. Join the fun!

On this 242nd original radio program, the teen hosts and reporters of Express Yourself!™ celebrate FIVE years of weekly broadcasting on the Voice America Kids Network. Hosts Asya Gonzalez and Maria Wong share their early memories of being reporters, the thrill of hosting, and their appreciation for the opportunities experienced on Express Yourself!™. Katelyn Darrow who has been a host and reporter for four of the five years recalls when she began as a high school freshman and what she has learned from interviewing and reporting as the years have passed. Henna Hundal chimes in with her appreciation for the opportunities gained and the one-of-a-kind experiences she has enjoyed while making a difference for others in our world. With his World Watch report, Joven Hundal, speaks of the past year’s accomplishments of outstanding teens all around the world, a refreshing look at how youth are changing the face of the earth for the better.

All of the young adults express their sincerest gratitude to the Voice America Kids Network, Be the Star You Are!®, Cynthia Brian, their radio colleagues, and the listeners around the world for the incredible growth experiences that being part of this stellar team have endowed upon them as individuals. The Express Yourself!™ teens are engaged, educated, entertaining, and most of all inspiring. Congratulations to the STARS of Express Yourself!™ on five years of excellence.
Speak up, Speak out, and Be Heard at Express Yourself! ™ Teen Radio.
Read about the 5th Anniversary: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/5th-anniversary-of-express-yourself-teen-radio-744351.htm

Listen at Voice America Network :  https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95886/happy-5th-anniversary-express-yourself-teen-radio

Press Pass:

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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/donate.htm. Dare to care!

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November 20 2016

Growing Gratitude in the Garden

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” Henry Ward Beecher
Are you grateful for the simple things in life? This is the perfect time of the year to reflect upon our blessings and gifts. I am so thankful for all of you who read Digging Deep, Gardening with Cynthia Brian. Your interest and questions are always appreciated. Thank you, also, for so many of you who have hired me to help you with your planting needs or garden desires. It’s magnificent to grow with you.
Every day I am very grateful to be a gardener to witness the beauty, bounty, and endless diversity of Mother Nature. Our landscapes are ever changing. What’s here today may not be here tomorrow, nor, the next year. Seeing the cows grazing in the hills, breathing our clean air, enjoying peace, safety, and serenity that only comes from living in this semi-rural environment makes my heart sing with gratitude.
Wild turkeys have moved into Lamorinda territory, immune to the possibility of becoming a holiday main dish! A big Tom waddled across my driveway as two-dozen of his hens toppled and gobbled the berries from the top of my Chinese pistache. As annoying as they can be, I’m happy to co-exist with the wild things. You may want to collect a few of the beautiful turkey feathers as I do to add to your holiday bouquets!
Persimmon trees are bursting with orange tangy fruit, ready for our holiday puddings. Fall is still showing off its brilliant robes of reds, yellows, and gold, yet there is a nip in the air reminding us that winter in a little over a month. Pumpkins and gourds are still a seasonal favorite. Native to North America, pumpkins are a vegetable, not a fruit, genus Cucubita, species pepo or maxima. They are a type of winter squash and the really weird, ugly ones are the most delicious. The blue-green pumpkins you are growing or have purchased are derived from New Zealand. Cook them as their golden-yellow flesh boasts a sweet, mild aromatic flavor. Were you repelled by the warty pumpkins you saw in markets this year? Don’t be! Those ugly growths are actually sugar secretions. The more warty the pumpkin, the smoother, creamier, and sweeter the flesh inside. Make a pumpkin puree for dinner, or a scrumptious pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and you’ll be hooked!
As we soon bid farewell to fall, let us all keep gratitude in our hearts as we look for the fertile joys that sprout with simplicity. Believe something wonderful is about to transpire.
Grow and glow in gratefulness.
Cynthia Brian’s Mid Month Garden Reminders

PLANT Woodland Herbaceous Peonies, a separate species of herbaceous peony that thrive in the shade. Naturalizing in a deciduous woodland area with the early spring sun and summer shade, they will grow to 1.5 feet tall and self-seed as a ground cover. . Woodland peonies provide three-season appeal with delicate white flowers in early spring, lush green foliage throughout the growing seasons, and dramatic indigo and scarlet seed pods in the fall. http://peonysenvy.com

LOOKING for a pre-planned garden selection. High Country Gardens offers deer and drought resident plants that have color, texture, and curb appeal. http://www.highcountrygardens.com

PRUNE those thorny creepers, bougainvillea, now to remove old flowers. Cover with burlap if exposed in an area that gets frost.

COLLECT turkey feathers to add to bouquets to wreaths for Thanksgiving.

PICK persimmons. Fuyu persimmons can be eaten like apples but the hachiyas must be mushy ripe before eating.

PUREE warty pumpkins for the sweetest, smoothest, most delicious pumpkin dish you’ll ever taste. Obviously, don’t puree the skins!

CUT branches from liquid amber or Japanese maple trees to use indoors for a punch of end of fall color.

PLANT your spring bulbs now through January to enjoy a meadow of continuous flowers next year.

PICK up pansies to plant for winter. 2017 has been named The Year of the Pansy.

ADD a cover crop to your garden to fix the nitrogen and make green manure for spring.
Austrian winter pea has delicious edible pee shoots. Other great mulching cover crops include clover, mustard, and vetch.

DISCOVER a tree to climb with your kids. It’s that time of year!

CULTIVATE ornamental grasses for low-maintenance and drought tolerate plantings. Maiden hair grass, blonde ambition grass, feather reed grass, and silky thread grass are a few of the lesser known but easily propagated species.

TRAIN rambling and vining plants on a trellis or tall support for a spectacular vertical garden wherever space is lacking.

SOW wildflower seeds that will attract pollinators, hummingbirds, and beneficial bugs.

PRUNE all perennials when finished blooming. Add the stems and spent flowers to the compost pile.

FERTILIZE lawns.

GIVE thanks every day for something. Keeping a gratitude journal alongside your garden guide is a great tool for remembering to be grateful.

Thank you, thank you for being my special gardening gang. I am humbled to be your guide on the side. There is no such thing as a brown thumb, just one that hasn’t turned green yet!

Happy Gardening and Happy Growing! Happy Thanksgiving and Turkey Day!

Read more at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1019/Digging-Deep-Growing-Gratitude-in-the-Garden.html

©2016
Cynthia Brian
The Goddess Gardener
Starstyle® Productions, llc
Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com
www.GoddessGardener.com
925-377-STAR
Tune into Cynthia’s Radio show at www.StarStyleRadio.net
I am available as a speaker, designer, and consultant.  

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November 19 2016

Thanksgiving at our Table

Gratitude is our Attitude

“There are eight rungs in charity. The highest is when you help a man to help himself.”― Maimonides

 Message from Founder, Cynthia Brian

For me Thanksgiving is every day because I truly believe in being grateful. So often we tend to focus on what we don’t have instead of offering thanks for what we do have. I am grateful for my health,  a loving family, a roof over my head, food in my belly, friends to play with, nature to grow me, work for which I’m passionate, and for all of you who support, volunteer, donate, and believe in the mission of Be the Star You Are!® Here at Be the Star You Are!® we truly believe in empowerment, starting with encouraging and mentoring our volunteers to be the best they can be. Everyday we are reaching for the stars and helping others learn to land on them too.

As the holidays begin, we hope you will give yourself the gift of year-end giving by opening your wallets to make a tax deductible donation to Be the Star You Are!®. We make it so easy for you.
You can send a check to BTSYA, PO Box 376, Moraga, Ca. 94556. You can call us with a credit card at 925-377-STAR, or easiest of all, make your donation on-line either at our web site www.BetheStarYouAre.org or directly at PayPal Giving Fund where 100% of your donation funds our outreach projects. https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

As you reflect on what matters most in your life, consider sharing the bounty to improve the lives of those less fortunate through the outreach programs of Be the Star You Are!®.
Gratitude is an attitude and we THANK  YOU!
Have a healthy, happy, generous Thanksgiving. Remember to always BE the STAR YOU Are!

Cynthia Brian
Founder/Executive Director
Cynthia@BetheStarYouAre.org

PS: Congratulations to our teen radio hosts and reporters celebrating 5 years and 242 original programs on Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio broadcasting on Voice America Kids Network. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself

OPERATION HURRICANE MATTHEW DISASTER RELIEF

Be the Star You Are!® has been working diligently to give a new book for the holidays to families and children in Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina who suffered losses during the horrible storms of Hurricane Matthew. Brand new books totaling over $15,000 have been shipped to date. Many thanks go to our author partners Brooks Olbrys, Diana Zimmerman, Cynthia Brian, and Lee Ann Mancini for participating in Operation Hurricane Matthew Disaster Relief.  For more information and to donate go to  http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie
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Here’s what a few of the beneficiaries have written.

“We received the beautiful books you sent to First Books of Beaufort. Thank you so much! I will send photos when we are distributing the books.” Peg Schlichtemeier, First Books of Beaufort,

“The books are beautiful!! We will begin to organize and wrap them soon. Thank you again for the generous donation! Those books will be a wonderful gift for the many children we serve this Christmas.
Have a blessed and healthy Christmas and New Year!!!
Sincerely, Nadine King, Christmas Come True”, Florida

“Awesome - thanks so much.” Vincent J. DelMonte, Executive Director,
Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs, Georgia

ANNOUNCING OUR NEW TEEN BOOK REVIEW COORDINATOR
Our gratitude goes out to Katie Huang who has been our Teen Book Review Coordinator for the past few years. Since Katie is now in college and her hours are more restricted, she is turning over her reins to Maria Wong, an active BTSYA volunteer as well as reporter and host on Express Yourself!®. For volunteers who are part of the Star Book Review Team, please submit your book reviews to bluemango321@yahoo.com.  Welcome Maria to your new leadership position!

EVENTS:

November 23-November 29th:  
GIVING WEEK: Giving Assistant will double donations 11/23-11/29 https://givingassistant.org/np#be-the-star-you-are-inc

It’s Giving Week at Giving Assistant where you SAVE more and they GIVE more.
You’ll earn the highest cash back rates of the year and Giving Assistant will double all donations when you shop at all of your favorite brands online from 11/23-11/29 including Etsy, Home Depot, Macy’s, Gilt, Nasty Gal, and thousands more. Start shopping and giving at https://givingassistant.org/np#be-the-star-you-are-inc

December 17 11am-3pm PT
Visit and Photo with Santa
http://www.bethestaryouare.org/events

Visit and Photo with Santa on Saturday, December 17th, 2016
In collaboration with 5 A Rent A Space, teen volunteers from Be the Star You Are!® will help children write letters to Santa and enjoy arts and crafts as well as get a framed photo with Santa Claus himself!. Cookies, fruit, candy canes, and hot cocoa will be served. The event is FREE to the public. Bring your little ones to a visit with Santa.

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Time: 11am-3pm
Place: 5 A Rent a Space
455 Moraga Road
Moraga, California 94556

It will be a fun-filled time for all ages who believe in the magic of Christmas.
Donations greatly appreciated for the outreach programs of the all volunteer non profit Be the Star You Are!®

See you there!

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November 16 2016

Miracle Drug, Harness Motivation, November Gardening Guide

f you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind stretching information, you’ve come to the right place. Hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brian take you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life enhancing results. It’s a 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.

For centuries, doctors, philosophers, and researchers have claimed that exercise keeps us healthier, younger, and happier. Science now touts the merits of exercise as better than any drug on the market. Find out how little you need to be in optimum shape with Heather Brittany in Health Matters.

Where does drive originate? How do you get motivated. Unleash your super powers with scientific based research to enable you to be your best self with coach, Cynthia Brian.

Autumn is the best time to plant because the soil is still warm and the rains are imminent.  To find trees bursting with colorful leaves, visit your local nursery. Japanese Maple, pistache, liquid amber, crape myrtle, and many fruit trees put on quite a spectacular show this time of year. Find out what to do in your November garden with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian.

Listen LIVE at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel:https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95784/miracle-drug-harness-motivation-november-gardening-guide

Read Press Pass: https://vapresspass.com/2016/11/16/miracle-drug-harness-motivation-november-gardening-guide-cynthai-brian/

Check out this episode on StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions:  http://www.starstyleradio.com/starstyle-radio

HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

More info: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/0bf6b08f04/288345313/19fec34329/

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

Check out our online fundraiser:
https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860
and our “Strikingly Blog and Literacy Page” http://bethestaryouare.strikingly.com

Read our BTSYA October Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2749e99314/288055965/bbd34d3431/

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!®
http://www.donatedirect.net/be-the-star-you-are-crt/
Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS: http://vapresspass.com/2015/04/23/something-to-crow-about-at-express-yourself/
Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2
Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html
Amazon Store:http://www.amazon.com/shops/be_the_star_you_are_charity

The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness. Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, (http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org) each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.
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!!!

Make a donation today to Be the Star You Are!® charity http://www.bethestaryouare.org
Cynthia Brian talks about the empowering outreach programs offered by Be the Star You Are!® charity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHglz05pBvI&feature=youtu.be

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, Heather Brittany, 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!®
http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2206
Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

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

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November 15 2016

Thanksgiving Blessings

Every Tuesday at NOON PT, the talented teens of Be the Star You Are!® bring you an exciting, informative, mind-boggling program with fresh ideas from youthful minds. Join the fun!

Is gratitude a part of your daily life? Former Express Yourself!™ host and reporter, Katelyn Darrow returns to the program to challenge listeners to create a gratitude journal and offer thanks for the little things in life every day. Health Rap reporter Alex Pawlakos takes the opportunity to share tips for a safe Thanksgiving, including how to safely cook a turkey. Did you know that Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year because of home fires? Hosts Asya Gonzalez and Brigitte Jia interview Christian author Lee Ann Mancini about her multiple award winning series of children’s books, the Adventures of the Sea Kids. It’s an hour of gratefulness in preparation for the big day of appreciation-Thanksgiving.
 
Guest Lee Ann Mancini
Bio: Lee Ann Mancini is currently an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. She has taught Bible Study for over 10 years. Lee Ann graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Regent University (1990), a Masters in Biblical and Theology Studies from Knox Seminary (2014), and a Masters in Christian studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2014). She also received her certificate of completion from the Ravi School of Apologetics (2011). Her multiple award-winning series, Adventures of the Sea Kids, is a 32 page picture book series that helps to encourage children to have a foundational, lifelong relationship with Jesus while being kind, caring and loving to others, trusting Him during difficult times. The fish pray to Jesus and there is a hidden Christian symbol on each page, which children and parents love to find. http://www.leeannmancini.com/

Listen at Voice America Network :  https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95787/gratitude-and-thanksgiving

View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio: http://www.starstyleradio.com/expressyourselfteenradio

HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

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
#Stand For Literacy: https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860

Read our BTSYA  October Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2749e99314/288055965/bbd34d3431/

Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. http://ow.ly/SFIHz

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

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/donate.htm. 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>
 Thanks for supporting teens!

Be the Star You Are! charity. It's the Season of Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Buy books and shirts at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html . If you are buying gifts on line, check out http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fholidaytoylist%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=94-3333882&ref_=pe_732550_158412520
Amazon donates a % back to BTSYA with every purchase.Thanks for helping us help others.

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

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Talk 2: http://www.btsya.com/talk_2.html?r=20160628121151

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

November 10 2016

Politics and Peace

Every Tuesday at NOON PT, the talented teens of Be the Star You Are!® bring you an exciting, informative, mind-boggling program with fresh ideas from youthful minds. Join the fun!

Hosts Brigitte Jia and Zahra Hassanian as well as reporter Joven Hundal offer a full hour of youthful insights on today’s national election and how peace can be attained in the world.  Joven provides an historical perspective on the political mudslinging of campaigns. Polls of millennials indicate disillusion with this “R-rated election.”  An avid student of Latin, Zahra digs into the ancient wisdom of peace, providing correlations between the past and present. Artist Brigitte paints a picture of peace through the visuals of art,  cartoons, and the Impressionist movement. It’s a lively, peaceful discussion with very bright and informed teens who care deeply about who is in power and how peace can be attained.

Listen at Voice America Network :  https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95668/peace-and-election-coverage
View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio: http://www.starstyleradio.com/expressyourselfteenradio

HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

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
#Stand For Literacy: https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860

Read our BTSYA  October Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2749e99314/288055965/bbd34d3431/

Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. http://ow.ly/SFIHz

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

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/donate.htm. 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>
 Thanks for supporting teens!

Be the Star You Are! charity. It's the Season of Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Buy books and shirts at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html . If you are buying gifts on line, check out http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fholidaytoylist%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=94-3333882&ref_=pe_732550_158412520
Amazon donates a % back to BTSYA with every purchase.Thanks for helping us help others.

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

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Talk 2: http://www.btsya.com/talk_2.html?r=20160628121151

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

November 9 2016

Trumped, Banana Beauty Benefits, Stretch Your Brain, Courteous Complaining

If you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind stretching information, you’ve come to the right place. Hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brian take you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life enhancing results. It’s a 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.

We have a new President and as Americans who believe in democracy, we have to support our Commander-in-Chief regardless of party politics. Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany discuss the election results and their hopes for the future of the United States.

Bananas are not only good for you to eat but they are good for your body as they provide numerous health and beauty benefits. Bananas are versatile for facials, burns, cuts, puffy eyes with many nutrients including vitamins A, B, C and E along with minerals like potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. Heather Brittany unpeels the humble banana in Health Matters for a Beauty

Puzzles, music, and computer games may not be the way to stretch your brain. New evidence indicates that exercise is key to brain health just as it is to body wellness.  Health Matters with Heather Brittany helps you get a bigger, younger brain with diet and exercise.

When something does go as promised, you have every right to speak up. However blaming, getting angry, or exaggerating the truth will not bring you resolution. Find out simple ways to complain with courage and dignity to resolve a problem.

Listen LIVE at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel:https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95478/banana-beauty-benefits-stretch-your-brain-complain-with-courage

PRESS PASS: https://vapresspass.com/2016/11/08/banana-beauty-benefits-stretch-brain-complain-courage-cynthia-brian/

Check out this episode on StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions:  http://www.starstyleradio.com/starstyle-radio

HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

More info: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/0bf6b08f04/288345313/19fec34329/

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

Check out our online fundraiser:
https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860
and our “Strikingly Blog and Literacy Page” http://bethestaryouare.strikingly.com

Read our BTSYA October Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2749e99314/288055965/bbd34d3431/

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!®
http://www.donatedirect.net/be-the-star-you-are-crt/
Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS: http://vapresspass.com/2015/04/23/something-to-crow-about-at-express-yourself/
Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2
Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html
Amazon Store:http://www.amazon.com/shops/be_the_star_you_are_charity

The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness. Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, (http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org) each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.
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!!!

Make a donation today to Be the Star You Are!® charity http://www.bethestaryouare.org
Cynthia Brian talks about the empowering outreach programs offered by Be the Star You Are!® charity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHglz05pBvI&feature=youtu.be

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, Heather Brittany, 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!®
http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2206
Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

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

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November 2 2016

Waste Not, Howling Harvest, Less College Apps

If you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind stretching information, you’ve come to the right place. Hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brian take you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life enhancing results. It’s a 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.

Have you ever calculated how much food you waste weekly, monthly, or yearly? Would it surprise you to know that a family of four wastes at least $1500 a year on food throw aways? In T42, Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany talk about the cost of food waste.

Except for walnuts, harvest time in California is drawing to a close. Cynthia Brian recalls the fall grape and walnut harvests of her childhood and offers tips for post Halloween digging.

Applying to multiple colleges may have nothing to do with your admission. Is it better to concentrate on a single university that may offer you the best chance of admission. Tune in to the discussion with life coach, Cynthia Brian.

Listen LIVE at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel:https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95214/waste-not-howling-harvest-less-college-apps

Press Pass: https://vapresspass.com/2016/10/31/waste-not-howling-harvest-less-college-apps-cynthia-brian/

Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions:  http://www.starstyleradio.com/starstyle-radio

HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

More info: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/0bf6b08f04/288345313/19fec34329/

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

Check out our online fundraiser:
https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860
and our “Strikingly Blog and Literacy Page” http://bethestaryouare.strikingly.com

Read our BTSYA October Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2749e99314/288055965/bbd34d3431/

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!®
http://www.donatedirect.net/be-the-star-you-are-crt/
Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS: http://vapresspass.com/2015/04/23/something-to-crow-about-at-express-yourself/
Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2
Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html
Amazon Store:http://www.amazon.com/shops/be_the_star_you_are_charity

The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness. Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, (http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org) each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.
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!!!

Make a donation today to Be the Star You Are!® charity http://www.bethestaryouare.org
Cynthia Brian talks about the empowering outreach programs offered by Be the Star You Are!® charity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHglz05pBvI&feature=youtu.be

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, Heather Brittany, 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!®
http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2206
Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

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

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The Gift of Writing

Every Tuesday at NOON PT, the talented teens of Be the Star You Are!® bring you an exciting, informative, mind-boggling program with fresh ideas from youthful minds. Join the fun!

The Be the Star You Are!® teens are gifted writers as well as radio reporters.
Hosts Zahra Hasanain and Brigitte Jia share their personal poems and essays as well as talk with reporters Maria Wong and Katie Choo about writing.  As avid readers and writers, they the chapter on writing from the book, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS by Cynthia Brian. With the enormous talent of our Express Yourself!™ Star Team, these reporters may soon be contributing to the next Be the Star You Are!® empowerment book bound for publication. Maria talks about the various ways to express oneself through writing via journaling, exhanging letters with penpals in foreign countries, or penning poems and songs. Katie discusses avenues to careers in writing which can begin with writing for the school newspaper, yearbook, designing a website, or blog then lead to jobs in the field. If you love to write, write on! It is a gift to all.
“Infinitely more important than sharing one’s material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves – our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love.”
William E. Simon, former Secretary of the Treasury

Listen at Voice America Network :  https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95480/the-gift-of-writing

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HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

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
#Stand For Literacy: https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860

Read our BTSYA  October Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2749e99314/288055965/bbd34d3431/

Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. http://ow.ly/SFIHz

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

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/donate.htm. 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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Be the Star You Are! charity. It's the Season of Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Buy books and shirts at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html . If you are buying gifts on line, check out http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fholidaytoylist%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=94-3333882&ref_=pe_732550_158412520
Amazon donates a % back to BTSYA with every purchase.Thanks for helping us help others.

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Talk 2: http://www.btsya.com/talk_2.html?r=20160628121151

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October 26 2016

Halloween Haunts, Health Care Harm, The Dark Horde

If you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind stretching information, you’ve come to the right place. Hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brian take you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life enhancing results. It’s a 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.

Halloween is Heather Brittany’s favorite holiday. After moving to a new neighbourhood,  Heather reveals all the scary and fun décor awaiting trick or treaters.
According to a study by John Hopkins University,  in 2016 over 250,000 deaths were caused by hospital errors making medical mistakes the third-leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. Is your ER or hospital a potential killer? Cynthia Brian brings you the facts.
From down under comes Andrew Drage, known as Brewin, with his book of terror, The Dark Horde.  Part thriller, part crime-fiction, all supernatural horror, The Dark Horde tells of the return of an ancient evil that is neither stoppable nor comprehensible.  Getting ready for this perfect companion to scare yourself to death for Halloween.
Author Bio: Brewin’
Australian author Brewin’ (is the pseudonym of Andrew Drage. He graduated with a first-class degree from La Trobe University, majoring in zoology, philosophy and statistics. He works as a respected IT developer and analyst in Melbourne and has been writer, editor and designer for six titles in the highly acclaimed Gamebook Adventures digital interactive fiction series.
His debut novel, Evermore: An Introduction, was published to critical acclaim in 2001, and has been republished twice since. The Dark Horde, is his second fiction novel, published 2012. He is also the author of Gamebook Adventures: Infinite Universe, first published 2012. www.thebrewin.com .
YOU-TUBE Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRu4icUi3QEDL57tdSzOJUQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZl2uZNvj5c
Infinite Universe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssWyj7OybB4
Gamebook Adventures 4: Revenant Rising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz4AFVMKSK8

Listen LIVE at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/94585/halloween-haunts-health-care-harm-the-dark-horde

Press Pass: https://vapresspass.com/2016/10/25/halloween-haunts-health-care-harm-dark-horde-cynthia-brian/

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HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

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#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

Check out our online fundraiser:
https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860
and our “Strikingly Blog and Literacy Page” http://bethestaryouare.strikingly.com

Read our BTSYA October Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2749e99314/288055965/bbd34d3431/

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

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The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness. Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, (http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org) each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.
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October 25 2016

Halloween with an American Witch and an Aussie Gamer/Author

Every Tuesday at NOON PT, the talented teens of Be the Star You Are!® bring you an exciting, informative, mind-boggling program with fresh ideas from youthful minds. Join the fun!

Halloween is THE favourite holiday for many teens and our hosts Asya Gonzalez and Brigitte Jia are among those who love October. Today they interview two fascinating authors around the theme of Halloween: the King of Witches, Devin Hunter, whose new book is The Witches Book of Power and Australian author and gamer, Brewin’ with his supernatural horror, The Dark Horde. Instead of being dark and frightening, Devin’s book empowers readers to ignite the fire within. He discusses the importance of being unique and reaching your magical potentials. Part thriller and part crime-fiction, Brewin’s, The Dark Horde tells of the return of an ancient evil that is neither stoppable nor comprehensible. Brewin’ is also the creator of the sci-fi games, Gamebooks Adventures. The hosts were very excited about downloading the series immediately to start playing. Both authors were questioned about their Halloween experiences and what they’ll be doing on this next hallowed eve. An entertaining hour of G rated conversations.  Don’t be afraid to let the kids tune in.

Author Bio: Devin Hunter
Devin Hunter is a modern Witch and Psychic Medium who has been working with the public for over thirteen years. He is the author of The Witch’s Book of Power and the host of the AV Club favorited podcast, The Modern Witch. As a professional, Devin has helped thousands of people connect to loved ones on the other side, find direction in life when needed, and develop their magical abilities. Holding initiations in multiple occult traditions, Devin is the founder of his own magical lineage, Sacred Fires. He is currently teaching with the Black Rose School of Witchcraft and is the reigning Master of Ceremonies at the New Orleans Witches’ Ball. Devin can currently be found as the House Medium at the Mystic Dream in Walnut Creek, CA. His second book, The Witch’s Book of Spirits releases from Llewellyn World Wide in July of 2017! http://kingofwitches.com
Author Bio: Brewin’
Australian author Brewin’ (is the pseudonym of Andrew Drage. He graduated with a first-class degree from La Trobe University, majoring in zoology, philosophy and statistics. He works as a respected IT developer and analyst in Melbourne and has been writer, editor and designer for six titles in the highly acclaimed Gamebook Adventures digital interactive fiction series.
His debut novel, Evermore: An Introduction, was published to critical acclaim in 2001, and has been republished twice since. The Dark Horde, is his second fiction novel, published 2012. He is also the author of Gamebook Adventures: Infinite Universe, first published 2012. www.thebrewin.com .
YOU-TUBE Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRu4icUi3QEDL57tdSzOJUQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZl2uZNvj5c
Infinite Universe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssWyj7OybB4
Gamebook Adventures 4: Revenant Rising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz4AFVMKSK8

Listen at Voice America Network :  https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/95322/halloween-with-an-american-witch-and-aussie-gamer-author

View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio: http://www.starstyleradio.com/expressyourselfteenradio

PRESS PASS: https://vapresspass.com/2016/10/24/halloween-witch-horror-writer-cynthia-brian/

HELP HURRICANE MATTHEW VICTIMS: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/noperation-hurricane-disaster-relie

#StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 to stock up for Halloween and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

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
#Stand For Literacy: https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860

Read our BTSYA  October Newsletter:
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/2749e99314/288055965/bbd34d3431/

Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. http://ow.ly/SFIHz

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

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/donate.htm. 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>
 Thanks for supporting teens!

Be the Star You Are! charity. It's the Season of Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Buy books and shirts at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html . If you are buying gifts on line, check out http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fholidaytoylist%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=94-3333882&ref_=pe_732550_158412520
Amazon donates a % back to BTSYA with every purchase.Thanks for helping us help others.

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

What’s happening? Want to party? Visit our Event page: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!events/kgh2e

Talk 2: http://www.btsya.com/talk_2.html?r=20160628121151

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