And the Winner Is…

February 20, 2018

By Cynthia Brian

“People are always in good company when they are doing what they really enjoy.”
~Samuel Butler

In the first three months of the year, we get to be bystanders at numerous red carpet events!  Hello awards season!  The Golden Globes, People’s Choice, Screen Actors Guild Awards, the Grammy’s, and the Oscars are all highlights. Add the Olympics to this year’s line-up and we have a full roster of gold, silver, and bronze. Over the years I’ve been privileged to enjoy my share of walking the red carpet in the entertainment industry and in the plant world, we have our winners, too.

The Perennial Plant Association Plant awarded Allium Millenium the plant of the year. It boasts glossy green leaves with a profusion of large, rosy-purple clusters of flowers that bloom in mid-summer. As a butterfly magnet, alliums are beautiful as well as being deer and rabbit resistant. The Perennial Plant of the Year program showcases outstanding perennials that grow in a variety of climates, are disease free, and are low maintenance.  A few of the past winners over the years have included lavender, which deer and rabbits won’t eat as well as Dianthus, Phlox, Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia), Echinacea, Salvia, Catmint, Sage, and Coreopsis.

The National Garden Bureau also designates award winners annually. For 2018, the winning bulb is the Tulip, the vegetable is the Beet, the perennial is the Coreopsis, and the star of containers and hanging baskets is the Calibrachoa.

With the unusually warm weather we’ve experienced this February, gardens have exploded into blooms more than a month earlier than in previous years. With the slightest breeze, the sky rains white petals from pear and plum trees while hillsides and paths are lined with dancing daffodils.

The vivid, paint-box colors of tulips are filling our souls with joy. Part of the lily family and relatives of alliums, tulips comprises 150 species with over 3,000 varieties. Although we plant them in fall after four to six weeks of cooling for spring sprouting, they can be forced to bloom in winter. People often ask me why tulip bulbs need to be refrigerated before planting. The answer is that in their native habitats where winters are colder, they would go dormant allowing for the bulbs to sprout roots while the development of the embryonic leaves and flowers inside the bulb occur. I lived in Holland for eighteen months where “tulpen” were the pride of every household, even tough tulips originated in Asia. Did you know that the Netherlands produce most of the world’s annual tulip crop exceeding four billion bulbs annually?  Tulip mania  (tulpenmanie) reached its crescendo in 1637 when the bubble collapsed, and overnight, many rich traders became paupers. One bulb could buy a house on the Amsterdam canal. Folly! According to the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center, the United States is the biggest importer of Dutch bulbs to the tune of $130,000,000 in wholesale prices annually. The colors of the tulip have significant meaning: red equals love, purple represents loyalty, and white whispers, “I’m sorry!”

The winning edible of the year is the beet and I am so thrilled as this is probably my favorite of all of the root vegetables. I planted my seeds directly in the soil last spring and am still harvesting. When I thin, I eat the seedlings. Beets like acidic soil and they withstand cooler temperatures before harvest. Colors are typically red, purple, yellow, or red with white ring stripes. They are consumed in salads, soups, and pickled.  Rich in fiber, potassium, calcium, folic acid, and phosphorus, high in fiber, vitamin A and C, beets have more iron than most other vegetables. The red color comes from the antioxidant betalain, an excellent source of color pigment for natural dyes and coloring agents.

The beauty, resilience, and popularity of Coreopsis was a natural fit for the National Garden Bureau to add this glorious flower to its red carpet line-up.  In the language of flowers, Coreopsis means “always cheerful,” and these delightful natives of the Americas live up to this designation. Equally, at home in naturalized prairie settings or manicured landscapes, Coreopsis provides a lovely sunny presence wherever they make their home. Although typically seen in colors of yellow and gold, many species also contain red, bronze and burgundy colors and have been commonly used as dyes in native fabrics. Before the introduction of coffee to America, Native Americans boiled the flowers into a warming tea.

The newest star in the garden line up is Calibrachoa, with its twenty-eight different varieties. A relative of the petunia, (although now recognized as it’s own genus) Calibrachoa hit the marketplace arriving from Brazil via Japan via Europe in the 1980’s but were considered difficult to cultivate. They are beautiful plants that do well in containers and hanging baskets and this specialized treatment has turned out to be their niche market. They aren’t really mini petunias, yet they are drought tolerant. Plant in well-drained acidic soil and provide six hours of direct sunlight per day. You will be rewarded with brilliant colors, fascinating streaks and stripes, eye-catching stars, and patterns that resemble the strokes of a brush. Your patio will be a floral artwork with Calibrachoa in the honored line-up.

With all of these award winners, my supreme favorite still lies with the exquisite lotus flowers that I enjoyed in Southeast Asia. The deep, rich colors, their versatile expressions, I am deeply, madly in love with lotus.  Alas, I can’t grow it here in my backyard pond.

Speaking of winners, gigantic congratulations to Sal and Susan Captain of Captain Vineyards for being honored as the Moraga Business Persons of the Year! I am personally thrilled to see two stewards of the earth, farmers, gardeners, wine makers, and all around great individuals inducted into this hall of fame. Bravo!

Savor a respite in your landscape for the next few weeks before I offer you a plethora of chores that need attention. Enjoy your own company.

Keep doing what you love and you’ll be a winner too. Roll out the red carpet for your favorite plants and get ready for a rowdy and rousing spring.

Happy Gardening and Happy Growing!

Read at Lamorinda Weekly: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1126/Digging-Deep-with-Cynthia-Brian-And-the-winner-is.html

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

February 20, 2018

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” —Thomas Merton

•    What is art? Do you think of paintings, sculptures, animation, or museums? What about music, dance, acting, cooking, voice, nature?  Culinary arts and performing arts are definitely forms of art. Hosts Brigitte Jia and Joven Hundal notice the small things influence what we all consider as art. Brigitte also reads from her chapter, The Gift of Art, from the forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are!® for Boomers and Millennials.  Joven finds that history and art are connected.  Brigitte recounts her phenomenal and unique experiences playing violin with Davies Symphony, touring in the UK and Chicago, playing alongside Ariel Horowitz and Amos Yang, recording for Torchlight, playing at Carnegie Hall, and more exciting artistic adventures.
Appreciate art for what it is: creativity, skill, and expression.  Yes, Express Yourself!

Read more about host Brigitte Jia performing at Carnegie Hall: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1126/Local-students-perform-at-Carnegie-Hall.html

Listen at Voice America Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/105433/the-gift-of-art

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VALENTINE’s SPECIAL: Dr. Bernie Siegel-Love, Animals, and Miracles

February 14, 2018

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” Immanual Kant

How do animals make us better humans? Dr. Bernie Siegel, best known just as Bernie, is a retired surgeon, Founder of ECAP (Exceptional Cancer Patients) and beloved author of numerous books including Love, Medicine, and Miracles, and Love, Animals, and Miracles.  The stories in this heart-felt book offer truelife experiences of connection, healing, love, rescue, and gratitude. The personal relationship that host Cynthia Brian has with Bernie dates back to the miracle experienced on the deathbed of her father when Bernie telephoned to offer her dad peace, love, and release. Bernie wrote the foreword to her inspirational book, Be the Star You Are!®, 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference and has been a constant mentor and guide throughout her life. They will discuss their mutual love for critters of all kinds and how their personal menageries have influenced and enhanced their lives. Animals enrich lives, offer hope, and teach us lessons of love.  

From the forthcoming book in the Be the Star You Are!® series, Be the Star You Are!® for Boomers and Millennials,  Cynthia Brian presents the chapter, The Gift of Animals by Heather Brittany  which reminds us that animals don’t judge, they love unconditionally, teaching us to be responsible, patient, and caring.

Happy Love Day! Happy Valentine’s Day! Share the LOVE!

BIO: For many, Bernie needs no introduction. He has touched many lives all over our planet. In 1978 he began talking about patient empowerment and the choice to live fully and die in peace. As a physician, who has cared for and counseled innumerable people whose mortality has been threatened by an illness, Bernie embraces a philosophy of living and dying that stands at the forefront of the medical ethics and spiritual issues our society grapples with today. He continues to assist in the breaking of new ground in the field of healing and personally struggling to live the message of kindness and love.nBernie has been named one of the top 20 Spiritually Influential Living People on the Planet by the Watkins Review. Bernie’s prediction is that in the next decade the role of consciousness, spirituality, non-local healing, body memory and heart energy will all be explored as scientific subjects. http://berniesiegelmd.com


Listen at Voice America Radio: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/105238/dr-bernie-siegel-love-animals-and-miracles

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

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The Gift of Love

February 14, 2018

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ― Lao Tzu

If love is all we need, then learning how to develop satisfying and enriching relationships needs to be at the top of our list. Host Brigitte Jia, a brilliant artist and violinist who has just returned from performing a concert in Carnegie Hall, (yes, the way to Carnegie Hall is practice, practice, practice!) interviews Dating and Relationship Expert and Coach, Christine Bumgartner on the intricacies of finding the perfect mate.. Christine offers concrete ways for online dating and mating while being honest and truthful.  Brigitte reads the Gift of Love excerpted from Cynthia Brian’s best selling book, Be the Star You Are!®  99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference ( HYPERLINK "http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store" www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store)and entertains with a segment of Art Attack focused on an exhibition from the Summer of Love. Love is the deepest of all emotions. As Goethe said, “Love is the reward of love.”

Christine Baumgartner
Dating and Relationship Expert
Christine’s coaching capitalizes on over 25 years as a wedding planner. As a wedding planner she witnessed the benefits of people meeting and marrying “The Perfect Catch” (and the huge challenges that arose when they didn't). This inspired her to focus on what happens BEFORE the marriage, which ultimately contributed to her to becoming a dating and relationship coach.
Christine was single for 20 years between her 2 marriages and perfected how to date men she’d never marry. So when she decided she finally wanted to get married she decided she needed to learn how to date differently which led her to create her Transform Your Dating Life System. As she was making this transition to coaching she became a top relationship coach for John Gray (Men are from Mars Women are from Venus) and by combining this coaching experience with her own personal dating experience she’s been able to help hundreds of singles find their last true love.  HYPERLINK "http://www.theperfectcatch.com/" www.ThePerfectCatch.com

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/105277/love-and-valentines-day

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Show your support for your favorite nonprofit by making a generous donation. You will be making a huge difference in someone’s life! Be the Star You Are! is a TOP NON PROFIT http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/be-the-star-you-are-inc

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

January charity newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/b4902a2336/288055965/bbd34d3431/

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

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

February 9, 2018

By Cynthia Brian

The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.
~Source Unknown

Completely covered by tangles of roots and vines, it is only in recent years that many ancient grandiose brick and sandstone temples were re-discovered in Cambodia. These monumental structures, built on top of one another for over seven centuries as capitals of the Khmer Empire, have survived the passage of time. The jungle swallowed cities and palaces constructed of wood leaving only skeletal remains and inquisitive monkeys. The bustling, colorful life of the Angkor civilization was left to the imagination and research of historians, explorers, archaeologists, and me.

If you ever watched the 1991 film, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, you glimpsed the unexcavated and un-restored temple of Ta Prohm completely reclaimed by the jungle. Immense trees grow like magic out of stonewalls and through roofs. Our guide told us that visitors were allowed to explore the ruins only in the past few years because this area was occupied by cobras, many as long as twenty feet. To deter these venomous serpents from continuing to nest here, lemon grass was planted, and it is keeping the poisonous snakes away.

Southeast Asia is uncomfortably hot and humid. The jungles are wild and untamed. The flora is bright, beautiful, and bizarre.  Palm, coconut, banana, mango, papaya, jackfruit, passion fruit, and breadfruit plantations fill the landscape alongside the never-ending fields of rice. Most villagers don’t have running water or indoor plumbing, the banana groves serve as their toilets.  Nothing is wasted. Every part of a plant is used for food, shelter, fire, clothing, furniture, and other life necessities.

Both in Vietnam and Cambodia, water lilies and lotus flowers grow magnificently in the waterways. Although the two are often confused, water lilies have pads and flowers that float on the surface of the water while the lotus flowers and leaves rise a foot to several feet above water. The various colors of the lotus flower retell tales culturally revered. Because lotus flowers grow in murky water, an unfurled white lotus refers to purity of body, mind, and spirit. A red lotus boasts of love and compassion. The favorite pink lotus tells the story of Buddha and the many legends surrounding him. Purple represents mysticism, royality, and spirituality.  Lotus flowers are gathered and made into spectacular art pieces delivering the spirit of enlightenment and good fortune to those who embrace their grace and beauty.

Betel leaves and the areca nut are important symbols of love and marriage in Vietnam.  A groom’s parents will begin the conversation with the potential bride’s parents by offering areca nut chewing. In Vietnamese weddings the leaves and juices are used in the ceremony. Betelnut is a stimulant and mind-altering substance. It is also known as “the scourge of Asia” because it causes oral cancer.

Rich in protein, calcium, potassium, iron, and other nutrients, the leathery, prickly Jackfruit is considered to be a miracle food with the potential to supply an entire family a complete meal. Grown in every garden, mangoes are a main staple of daily diets, considered one of the most important fruits for improved wellness. They are low in calories, filled with vitamin C, A, B6, and beta-carotene, important elements to fighting cancer, regulating diabetes, aiding in better eye sight, digestion, and clear skin.

Golden Shower trees were laden with buttery yellow flowers bringing light and cheerfulness to pathways, hills, and cemeteries. One of the most beautiful, yet prickly plants I witnessed was the Crown of Thorns, an evergreen cactus (Euphorbia Milii) that blooms year round in hot and sunny locations. It requires very little water, has spectacular scarlet, pink, yellow, white, or salmon colored bracts, grows to three feet or more, and is covered in one-inch spiky thorns. We can grow it outdoors or as a houseplant, however, as gorgeous as it is, definitely keep it away from children.

In the Mekong Delta, floating villages and traditional houses on stilts line the banks with residents laboring and living the way they have for centuries, harvesting what the great waters provide to survive and earn a living. Baskets and mats are created from river reeds and water hyacinth, ancient boats advertise their crops for sale with the fruit or vegetable speared on top of a high pole, floating fish farms supply fresh seafood while floating markets sell just picked produce. Sampans are made by hand from felled “Sao” wood, a very water resistant variety of oak.  

Discovering the smiling, resilient people and the tranquil lush landscapes untouched by the hands of humans in Southeast Asia, inspired me to pause, breathe deeply, and appreciate this wild, environment once a hotbed of warfare and genocide. Without interruptions from phones and internet, I calmly disconnected from “civilized” chaos to welcome the wonders of essential nature. Spending time meditating in solitude and having a water blessing by monks awakened my sense of gratitude for the gardens of life.

Although I never encountered a tiger, I was consumed by jungle fever.

Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for February

The hills are beginning to turn green, the narcissi and camellias are in full bloom, and daffodils are budding. Trees of magnolia and pear are blossoming with bees busily buzzing. Winter is waning. Here are a few things to check off your garden to-do list.

⎫    GATHER up all fallen camellia blossoms to prevent disease in your soil.
⎫    FORCE bulbs of amaryllis or lily of the valley by adding water to a jar with the bulbs and placing near a sunny window.
⎫    PLACE a stem of Daphne by your bedside to sweeten your dreams.
⎫    Add ferns, hostas, and caladiums to a shady spot as companion fillers.
⎫    APPLY final application of dormant spray to fruit trees.
⎫    PLANT anemone, ranunculus, and freesia for late spring blooming. If you already have freesia growing, blooms will appear in late February.
⎫    BUY copies of my newest garden book, Growing with the Goddess Gardener, from www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store for best prices and loads of extra freebies. now what to do in your garden every month! Contact me for fees and scheduling to come speak at your event. Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com
⎫    SHARPEN tools for spring spading.
⎫    BRING the jungle flavor indoors by purchasing cymbidiums with several spikes of flowers.
⎫    GIVE yourself some moments of silence. Use your outdoors as your contemplation and meditation room.
⎫    REMEMBER Valentine’s Days with a potted plant or beautiful bouquet for your sweetie.

Happy Love Day! Happy Gardening! Happy Growing!

Read more at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1125/Digging-Deep-with-Cynthia-Brian-Jungle-fever.html

Cynthia Brian, The Goddess Gardener, raised in the vineyards of Napa County, is a New York Times best selling author, actor, radio personality, speaker, media and writing coach as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are1® 501 c3.
Tune into Cynthia’s Radio show and order her books at www.StarStyleRadio.com.
Her new book, Growing with the Goddess Gardener, is available at www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store.
Available for hire.
Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com
www.GoddessGardener.com

 

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Dating & Relationships, Younger Brains

February 8, 2018

Valentine’s Day is a few days away and who will you be sharing the love with? If you’re single and are frustrated with what’s been happening (or not happening) in your dating life and you’re ready to finally find your loving partner then Christine Baumgartner is the dating and relationsip coach for you. Christine has been helping singles turn their dating lives from frustrating to fun and ultimately helping them find their last true love. Let’s talk! – www.ThePerfectCatch.com,
Feel like you have cobwebs in your brain? Here’s a rewarding and scientifically proven way to clear them—volunteer for a charity. You already know about the feel-good aspects of doing good in your community. You also may have heard that people who give the gift of their time are healthier, happier, and live longer. Cynthia Brian brings the research to the airwaves and encourages you to get involved to save your own life. www.BTSYA.org

Bio: BIO
Christine Baumgartner
Dating and Relationship Expert
Christine’s coaching capitalizes on over 25 years as a wedding planner. As a wedding planner she witnessed the benefits of people meeting and marrying “The Perfect Catch” (and the huge challenges that arose when they didn't). This inspired her to focus on what happens BEFORE the marriage, which ultimately contributed to her to becoming a dating and relationship coach.
Christine was single for 20 years between her 2 marriages and perfected how to date men she’d never marry. So when she decided she finally wanted to get married she decided she needed to learn how to date differently which led her to create her Transform Your Dating Life System. As she was making this transition to coaching she became a top relationship coach for John Gray (Men are from Mars Women are from Venus) and by combining this coaching experience with her own personal dating experience she’s been able to help hundreds of singles find their last true love. www.ThePerfectCatch.com

Listen at voice America: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104995/dating-and-relationships-younger-brains-growing-with-the-goddess

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

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

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

January charity newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/b4902a2336/288055965/bbd34d3431/

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

 Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

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://www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store

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Awareness

February 7, 2018

Are you aware of your world, the people, and the opportunities around you? Debut host, Jack Pawlakos, and host Katie Choo tackle the topic of awareness from many different perspectives. They read the chapters, The Gift of Awareness, from two Be the Star You Are!® books, both with varied takes on what awareness is and how we can see more clearly. From Cynthia Brian’s chapter in the book, Be the Star You are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, (www.CynthiaBrian.com/books) they unveil the mysteries of the world around us and the enormity of the universe. From Tristan S.. Boardway’s chapter in the forthcoming Be the Star You Are!® for Boomers and Mlllennials, they look at awareness as being more in tune with telepathic energies in order to communicate. Katie uncovers unusual career opportunities in her Aim to Shoot segment and they also talk about social and political awareness.

Are you aware of your world, the people, and the opportunities around you? Debut host, Jack Pawlakos, and host Katie Choo tackle the topic of awareness from many different perspectives. They read the chapters, The Gift of Awareness, from two Be the Star You Are!® books, both with varied takes on what awareness is and how we can see more clearly. From Cynthia Brian’s chapter in the book, Be the Star You are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, (www.CynthiaBrian.com/books) they unveil the mysteries of the world around us and the enormity of the universe. From Tristan S.. Boardway’s chapter in the forthcoming Be the Star You Are!® for Boomers and Mlllennials, they look at awareness as being more in tune with telepathic energies in order to communicate. Katie uncovers unusual career opportunities in her Aim to Shoot segment and they also talk about social and political awareness,

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” ― Nathaniel Branden

Listen at Voice America Kids: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/105118/the-gift-of-awareness

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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.

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Listen at Voice America Kids: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/105118/the-gift-of-awareness

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

The Gift of Appreciation

January 31, 2018

“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” ― Voltaire

Through stories of their experiences, host Joven Hundal’s grandparents have instilled in him fundamental values. He is appreciative of all that his family has endured in order to make the lives of their children better. He reads his chapter The Gift of Appreciation from the forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are!® for Millennials. Energetic guest, Jennipher Walters, CEO and co-owner of Fit Bottomed World, was one of the first on-line companies to promote positive body image. Jennipher discusses her inspirations, struggles, and motivations with humor and simple tips for healthy living. Brigitte reads Cynthia Brian’s chapter on Appreciation from Be the Star You Are!® 99 gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference.
Both Brigitte and Joven consider themselves extremely lucky and privileged to be growing up in America with a strong support system.

“There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation than for bread.”Mother Teresa

Jennipher Walters Bio: CEO and co-owner of Fit Bottomed World Jennipher Walters! Jennipher is the co-author of The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet, co-host of the Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast and Editor-in-Chief at Fit Bottomed Girls, Fit Bottomed Mamas and Fit Bottomed Zen. She has several fitness credentials under her belt: Jennipher is an ACE-certified personal trainer and health coach, and was named as one of the top 100 influencers in health and fitness by Greatist in 2016 and 2017. Jenn has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MA in health journalism from the University of Minnesota. She has also written for numerous online publications including Shape magazine, The Huffington Post and SparkPeople. In her free time, Jenn can be found doing HIIT workouts with her husband, making a mean green smoothie, running laps around the neighborhood with her daughter, standing on her soapbox to advocate body positivity and snuggling with her pup. https://fitbottomedgirls.com/about-us/

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104989/the-gift-of-appreciation

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6 Years of Broadcasting: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3532062

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

Read our BTSYA January Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/b4902a2336/288055965/bbd34d3431/

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

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

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

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

For all the latest news on what teens are talking about on Express Yourself! Teen Radio embed this code into your blogs and web sites <Iframe src="http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2014" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" width="420" height="380"></Iframe>

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Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®

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

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Pet Preparedness, Rape and Assault, Dead Man Talking

January 31, 2018

If you are adopting a new pet, there are a few things you need to know about raising an animal. Long time animal advocate and adopter, Cynthia Brian, will give you tips on food, shelter, health, and more to keep your new family member safe, happy, and well.

Harvey Weinstein denies allegations of “nonconsensual sex” but with over 90 women coming forward to share their ordeals of rape and abuse, and other men in high places falling from grace, the genie is out of the bottle and it’s time that women and men stand together to shout, “no more”.  Are the days of the casting couch seen experiencing their final blockbuster?Join the movement to oust the predators,. #MeTooFor help, http://www.thehotline.org National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) or chat online at online.rainn.org or Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800.799.SAFE (7233) any time, 24/7

Once a friend or family member dies, we grieve and miss talking to them. But what if you could still talk to them after they have left this earthly plane? Through Artificial Intelligence, A. I., rudimentary bots may be able to offer a virtual version of your dead loved one, albeit a facsimile of the deceased. Discover what’s on the horizon with A. I. consolation.  

Listen at Voice America Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104809/pet-preparedness-rape-and-assault-dead-man-talking

StarStyle® is celebrating 19 years of continuous weekly broadcasting. Find out more at www.StarStyleRadio.com

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

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

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

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

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

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

Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®
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About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/about_us

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

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

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Growing wth the Goddess Gardener

January 25, 2018
     

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Cynthia Brian's Newest Garden Book is Published!

Just in time to banish the the winter blues, Cynthia Brian's first book in the Garden Shorts Series,  Growing with The Goddess Gardener,will enchant, inspire, and motivate you to get up off the couch, power down your gadgets, and go outside to smell the roses or dance in the rain. Tap into your inner green thumb and order your autographed copy today!   

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25% of proceeds from Growing with the Goddess Gardener benefit the 501 c3 charity, Be the Star You Are! empowering women, families, and youth through increased literacy and positive media messages. www.BetheStarYouAre.org

About Cynthia Brian

Cynthia Brian, a New York Times best selling author, grew up on a farm in Northern California where she drove tractor, raised chickens, and worked in the fields to finance her college education. Known as The Goddess Gardener, Cynthia is a TV/Radio personality, newspaper columnist, lecturer, lifestyle coach, and Executive Director of the 501 (c) (3) literacy charity, Be the Star You Are!®. When she’s not writing, performing, or coaching, you’ll find her in her garden with her menagerie of adopted barnyard animals. www.CynthiaBrian.com

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Growing with the Goddess Gardener

Life began in the garden. A garden is where nature and nurture converge, a calming oasis where we can listen to the call of the wild and sometimes tame the shrew. Growing with the Goddess Gardener is a brilliant bouquet of twelve months of heartfelt true short stories celebrating living, loving, laughing, and learning in the garden. A calendar years worth of tips, tricks, and to-do lists guides you in your quest of mindfully cultivating your own fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers in following chapters.  In your hands is the power to make this world a more beautiful place while you connect and collaborate with Mother Nature on your terms.  The Goddess Gardener invites you to a personalized garden party.  Get going and start sowing with Growing!

 

ISBN: 9781945949968 (Color Interior)

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This beautiful  6" x 6" garden guide of 165 pages published by Waterfront Press is the perfect size for gift giving in baskets, stockings, and as a hostess treat for anyone who appreciates nature, the outdoors, and growing. Growing with the Goddess Gardener is available with color photos inside or black and white interior photographs. 

 

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This is a wonderful book, very inspirational and just the thing we all need to get us out of our chairs and into the garden, getting some exercise and reaping the rewards in so many different ways from simply enjoying nature to savouring the produce. Michael Marriott, Senior Rosarian, David Austin Roses, www.DavidAustinRoses.com

 

"So much of gardening is about love and peace as well as practical advice. Cynthia Brian's Growing with the Goddess Gardener offers both, with caring and wisdom." Pat Stone, Editor, GreenPrints, "The Weeder's Digest" www.GreenPrints.com

 

“Cynthia simply exudes love for nature, and the beauty that surrounds us in our daily lives.” Jim Berry-Lifetime Nurseryman & Owner of J. Berry Nursery, www.jberrynursery.com/home

 

Cynthia is a sparkling personality!  As an inspirational writer, she overflows with insightful suggestions and a positive view of the world that is contagious – a great anecdote for the trials of the world.  I can’t speak higher about her vision of life and the things she covers so eloquently in her writing and on the radio.

Jackson Madnick, Pearl’s Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed, www.PearlsPremium.com

Wishing You a Happy, Healthy Year!

Dig a little. Dream a lot. 

Happy Green 2018!

Cynthia Brian

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Grow a Rose Garden with Cynthia Brian

January 24, 2018

Life began in the garden. A garden is where nature and nurture converge, a calming oasis where we can listen to the call of the wild and sometimes tame the shrew. Whether you consider yourself a brown thumb or a green thumb, Growing with The Goddess Gardener, will enchant, inspire, and motivate you to get up off the couch, power down your gadgets, and go outside to smell the roses. Author and Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian will discuss her newest garden book. www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store

Have you ever stuck your nose into the petals of a rose and inhaled in ecstasy? David Austin’s English Roses are some of the most fragrant, adaptable, and glorious roses on the planet. Cynthia Brian had the privilege of interviewing senior rosarian and respected global rose guru, Michael Marriott and provides lots of insights on how to prune, plant, and plan. Cynthia describes the classifications of roses, and how to enjoy roses in your garden. www.davidaustinroses.com

Listen at Voice America: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104744/david-austin-roses-with-michael-marriott-and-growing-with-the-goddess-gardener

StarStyle® is celebrating 19 years of continuous weekly broadcasting. Find out more at www.StarStyleRadio.com

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

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

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://www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store

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

Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®
Lend us Your Ears!!!
Embed StarStyle® Be the Star You Are!® Radio
If you are a fan of the authors, experts, celebrities, and guests that appear regularly on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® radio, you can now be sure to never miss an episode. Embed this code into your WordPress site or any site and you’ll always have Cynthia Brian and all of your favorite pioneers on the planet at your fingertips.  Upbeat, positive, life-changing talk radio broadcasting live each week since 1998. Lend us Your Ears. We are Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®
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Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving . https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Animal Kingdom

January 24, 2018

“We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.” Immanual Kant

Humans and animals are one family. Katie Choo brings us a plethora of information about the numerous careers available and they are not all vet related. In World Watch, Joven Hundal focuses on domestic wild animals such as sea otters, seals, and sea lions, cougars, bison, crocodiles, alligators, eagles and megafauna. Hosts Katie and Brigitte interview animal advocate, Heather Brittany, who wrote the chapter, The Gift of Animals, for the Be the Star You Are! for Millennials series. Heather reminds us that animals don’t judge, they love unconditionally, teaching us to be responsible, patient, and caring.
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
― Anatole France

BIO
Heather Brittany is a certified Bar Method instructor with degrees in English, Communications, and Women's Health. From 2002-2016 she co-hosted the segment T42 on the lifestyle program StarStyle-Be the Star you Are! with Cynthia Brian. She has been an advocate for all animals since childhood, having been surrounded by all kinds of animals since she was young. She wrote the chapter, The Gift of Animals for our forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are!® for Millennials. Formerly Heather worked as a reproductive health assistant and is currently working in the wine industry touting the wellness benefits of a daily glass of vino. She and her husband are owned and loved by their dog, Dolce. Look for her children’s book, The Adventures of Dolce Perro coming soon! www.StarStyleRadio.com

Read more about Animals at www.animalcuts.com

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104874/the-gift-of-animals

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

6 Years of Broadcasting: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3532062

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

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

#StartWithaSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..
Shop. Earn. Give! Use Giving Assistant to earn cash back at 1800+ popular online stores, then donate a percentage to BTSYA: https://givingassistant.org/np#be-the-star-you-are-inc

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

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

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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

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

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Roses Are Red

January 24, 2018

By Cynthia Brian

“That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Roses are red and pink, salmon, yellow, orange, purple, white, mauve, and are available in a plethora of color combinations and variety choices. With a bit of knowledge, roses are one of the easiest plants to grow providing ten to eleven months of beautiful blossoms.  Because of our warmer California weather, my roses are still blooming profusely even though I am in the process of performing my annual winter pruning. (Of course I am gathering the flowers to use in my indoor arrangements and potpourri). Many gardeners shy away from roses assuming they are just to “fussy” and demanding to be sustainable, yet, in my experience, I have always found roses to be the bedrock of my multi-purpose gardens.

February is the perfect month to plant bare root roses.  Whether you are planning to purchase bare root or containerized roses, follow these simple instructions for success.

1.    Always buy healthy specimens.  Choose your plants carefully. A damaged, diseased, or dried rose will not recover and may cause problems for your other specimens.
2.    Choose a sunny site where your rose will get at least six hours of sunshine daily,
3.    Enrich the soil with a rich humus organic matter that will allow for good drainage. Roses like acidic soil with a PH of 6.5.
4.    For container roses, soak the roses for at least half an hour and allow all the water to drain. Bare root roses need their root systems soaked overnight. Do not allow roots to dry out.
5.    Space at least two feet apart to allow for air circulation.
6.    After digging your hole, add compost or rotted material, permitting the bud union to be two to three inches below ground.
7.    Add three inches of coarse mulch around the roses. The mulch keeps splashing water from spreading fungal disease on the foliage. Blackspot spores may germinate whenever leaves are wet. Fungus must be killed with a fungicide before it enters the leaf tissue. Dust or spray before a rain.
8.    Water deeply directly to the soil and keep the soil moist but not soggy. Overhead sprinklers are not recommended.
9.    Fertilize in the spring.  I add a cup of alfalfa pellets to each plant, which I buy at the feed store, combined with diatomaceous earth. Work it well into the soil.  Alfalfa supplies nitrogen, calcium, phosphorus, and plenty of other nutrients. Throughout the year, I swirl my used coffee grounds in a quart of water and throw them on the plants. Plus, whenever I eat a banana, the peel flies into the rose garden. The potassium and phosphorus aid in blooming.
10.    Encourage beneficial insects to visit your roses to keep diseases away. By mixing lavender, bulbs, and other pollinator attracting plants with your roses, you will have fewer pests to fight.
11.     Prune in January or February and cut off faded blooms throughout the year to insure continuous flowering.

Although I have a collection of types and varieties of roses in my garden, since meeting senior rosarian of David Austin English Roses, Michael Marriott, English roses have become a favorite staple because of their resistance to disease, their beautiful shapes, varied foliage, and unrivaled fragrance.  On January 24th from 4-5pm PT, Michael will share his expertise about rose care and pruning on my internationally broadcast radio show, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®.  Tune in live or to the archives at www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104744/david-austin-roses-with-michael-marriott-and-growing-with-the-goddess-gardener
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These are abbreviated pruning instructions that Michael Marriott shared with me for the best outcomes for your rose garden.

Pruning Roses

Why Prune: It is imperative to prune roses annually to maintain the shape and blooming qualities of the rose. You’ll keep your plant healthy and stimulate growth by removing any weak, dead, or diseased canes.
Tools:  Loppers, shears, secateurs, saw, and gloves. Sterilize tools with alcohol before using and make sure tools are sharp so as not to damage the plant.
When to Prune:  Pruning needs to be done during the dormant months of January and February. Later pruning can be detrimental as the plant’s energy will be depleted and plants could be susceptible to frost.
How to Prune: If possible, cut above a bud on a slight angle.  For a large group of shrub roses, a hedge trimmer is useful.
How Much to Prune:  Different roses require different pruning techniques. A good rule of thumb is to prune down to 1/2 or 1/3 of the original height of the plant and thin out any spindly stems.
1.    Climbing and Rambling Roses: require less pruning as the goal is to get them to climb and ramble along fences, arbors, or other structures.
2.    Repeat Flowering Shrub Roses (English roses, some old roses): The shape of the plant is the most important. You can be flexible according to your wishes, but reducing the height to 1/3 to 2/3 is normal.
3.    Once Flowering Shrub Roses (old roses such as Albas, Gallicas, Damasks): Do not hard prune as flowering shoots are only produced on stems that are at least one year old.
4.    Bush Roses (hybrid teas, floribundas, patio, polyanthas, and miniatures): Hard pruning the height by 2/3 to ¾ and thinning is recommended.
5.    Species Roses (originals): No pruning necessary as they are close to wild plants and thrive on neglect.
6.    Standard Roses: Standard roses are formed by budding any of the above roses on a special stem.  Pruning to 1/3 will be sufficient with thinning and light pruning throughout the year.
Clean up: Rake all leaves, stems, and canes. If your roses are not patented, you can share healthy canes with friends or plant in other areas of your garden. Add mulch to the rose bush.

McDonnell Nursery is offering a winter rose pruning workshop on Saturday, January 27 at 10 am at 193 Moraga Way in Orinda. Space is limited so call 925-254-3713. This will be a very useful event for all rose lovers.

Every year I add a few more roses to my landscape to increase colors, scents, and shapes. This season I will be planting these selections from the glorious David Austin collection:
Comte de Chambord
Strawberry Hill
Crown Princess Margareta
Olivia Rose Austin
Huntington Rose
Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Lady of Shalott
Spirit of Freedom
The Wedgwood Rose

Investigate the choices of David Austin Roses at your favorite nursery and garden center or save 15% on your order through February 28 at www.DavidAustinRoses.com

Roses are red, pink, salmon, yellow, orange, purple, white, mauve, and a multitude of other hues. I encourage you to put on your rose-colored glasses, gloves, hat, and enjoy pruning and planting the rose that by any other word would smell as sweet.

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.

Read more at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1124/Cynthia-Brians-Gardening-Guide-for-February-Roses-are-red.html

Cynthia Brian

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

January 22, 2018

“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”
― Denis Waitley

•    Hosts Brigitte Jia and Katie Choo, both independent, creative, and confident teens, explore the importance of helping youth discover their own abilities and face their own struggles. Does independence suit some kids more than it does others? Do other cultures parent differently? Parents serve as a major influence in their children’s career development and career decision-making. Though we teens may believe that we are acting with complete independence from their wishes, parents definitely have a large impact on us in this aspect.
The duo interview Dr. Donald Moses, co-author of the book, Raising Independent, Self-Confident Kids. Dr. Moses explains clearly the importance of allowing kids to fail as well as helping them develop skills that will assist them to be fully functional adults rather than resorting to self-destructive behaviors. He talks about drugs and salaries in a no nonsense manner. Every teen and every parent needs to tune in to this episode of Express Yourself! as challenges are always on the horizon and this conversation has lots of answers,  

Bio:
Selected as one of the "Leading Physicians of the World" in the field of psychiatry, Donald A. Moses, MD is a psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of adolescents and young
adults. He has many years of experience in treating patients with psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapy, which has given him a clear understanding of the importance of children developing particular skills so that they later can be functional adults rather than resort to self-destructive behavior and difficulty functioning. He is the co-author, with Wendy Moss, PhD, of Raising Independent, Self-Confident Kids: Nine Essential Skills to Teach Your Child or Teen and The Tween Book: A Growing-Up Guide for the Changing You, and the author of several books, including, Are You Driving Your Children to Drink: Coping with Teen-age Alcohol and Drug Abuse. http://www.apa.org/pubs/books/

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Wine, Weed, and Flu

January 21, 2018

Over the past four decades, the seasonal influenza virus has killed 3,000 to 48,000 annually. The flu pandemic of 1918-1919 killed over 100 million people globally. Scientists are concerned that a deadly influenza virus could erupt again. If you get a cold or flu, be cautious, get plenty of rest, fluids, and see your physician if symptoms remain for more than a few days. Learn what you can do to protect yourself with tips from Cynthia Brian. www.CynthiaBrian.com

Heather Brittany will give discuss some of the science and production of wine making, as well as various varietals Learn the benefits of the fruit of the vine then impress your friends at your next dinner party. Let’s talk wine. Wine not!

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. Seven states and the District of Columbia have adopted the most expansive laws legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Most recently, California, Massachusetts, Maine and Nevada legalizing recreational marijuana. California’s Prop. 64 measure allows adults 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants in their homes. Want to know more? Tune in for the joint discussion.
Marijuana Mecca, Wine Not!

Guest Bio:
Heather Brittany is a certified Bar Method instructor with degrees in English, Communications, and Women's Health. She has worked as a reproductive assistant at Planned Parenthood and is very keen on helping men and women stay healthy and informed. Heather is currently working in the wine industry and touts the wellness benefits of a daily glass of vino.

Listen at: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104559/battling-flu-wine-not-marijuana-mecca

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

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RX from the Garden

January 10, 2018

“Hope and faith flower from the cheerful seeds of the old year to the sprouting garden of the New Year's dawn.”
~Terri Guillemets

For the past few weeks it seems that everyone I encounter has been sick with a cold or flu or has been nursing a loved one who is suffering from such malaise. The drastic change in weather conditions plus the excitement and multiple engagements of the holiday season have exacerbated this season of illnesses. To help aid in the symptoms that are bothering you, the closest pharmacy may be your garden.  

Food has always been the best medicine. What we eat and how we eat it determines our vitality and our health. Culinary herbs and spices such as basil, mustard, oregano, and thyme enjoy both flavor enhancing and digestive benefits. Using echinacea or goldenseal, both bitter herbs, can be helpful in clearing congestion and boosting your immune system. Chamomile or passionflower tea helps you relax and unwind, quieting your body and your mind.

A natural remedy to soothe a sore throat and still a cough that I have been using for decades in my work as an actor is a hot tea brewed with a combination of grated ginger, torn mint leaves, the juice, rind, and leaves of a Meyer lemon mixed with honey. (If you are fortunate to be a beekeeper as our Lamorinda Weekly publishers are, the most valuable honey in the world is derived from the bees in your garden!) This herbal tea tastes delicious and really helps with clearing my sinuses. For an extra boost of vitamin C, add the juice and rind of a naval orange to the concoction.  Pair almost any herb with ginger and lemon for an extra healing enhancer.  If you have an upset stomach, motion sickness, or feel nauseous, chewing on a slice of ginger root relieves the symptoms rapidly.

Herbal medicine, herbalism, or phytotherapy has been utilized for centuries around the globe in many cultures for the prevention and treatment of illness. Contained in many plants are powerful chemicals that can assist with natural healing. However, before ingesting or using any plant as a medication, make sure you are certain of its identity and be aware that allergic reactions can occur. If in doubt, leave it out.  Always consult your physician for any ailments that worsen. Pregnant and breast feeding women need to err on the side of caution by always discussing any new remedies or herbal concoctions with their doctor before using,

Here are a few of the botanical medicinal plants that many people already grow in their gardens that I have safely used as a natural prescription for illness.

Basil: Besides being extraordinarily flavorful in just about everything, adding basil leaves or flowers to your salads, sauces, and stews aids digestion, alleviates anxiety, and reduces gas.
As an annual herb, basil grows vigorously in the warm weather and is slowly dying back at this time of the year. Harvest the leaves now to freeze or dry.

Bee Balm is a bergamot with edible flowers. The leaves are spicy and the shoots can be made into a pesto just like mint or basil.  Dry the bergamot leaves and flowers to use in a steam bath to loosen phlegm and coughing.  Make an herbal compress of the plant to treat bacterial or fungal infections.  Bee balm spreads vigorously by runners just like mint. It is a pollinator attractor and can be harvested all year long.

Calendula has been used for centuries to heal burns, wounds, and rashes. It can be used topically or ingested. The edible flowers are filled with antioxidants and I love adding them to salads and frittatas.  Dried flowers can be added to stews and soups to enhance your immune system. Calendula spreads by seeds and in my garden, it flourishes year around because as a plant dies I scatter the seeds elsewhere and within a short time new plants emerge that flower quickly.

Lemongrass is not a very pretty plant but it is popular in Asian dishes and is used throughout the world as a tea to soothe many health issues including headaches, indigestion, anxiety, coughs, colds, flu, and insomnia. For motion sickness or flu, make a tea of lemon juice, catnip or mint, ginger, and basil. Like many herbal teas, lemongrass is best combined with ginger for swifter results.

Passionflower is used in teas to alleviate pain such as headaches, earaches, or cramps.  It also promotes better sleep.  In winter this vibrant vine dies back but will return in the spring, preferring a full sunshine location. It is a short-lived perennial, producing flowers for a few years before dying. The Cherokee Native Americans were known to use passionflowers to decrease inflammation from thorn wounds, although I haven’t used passionflower for this purpose…yet.

Mint is a beautiful and functional botanical herb. Mint leaves will root in a glass of water so when you find a mint that delights you, take a snip and start growing your mint garden. All mints are invasive and will take over your landscape. It’s best to keep mint in a container. Spearmint, peppermint, pineapple mint, and catnip all make excellent teas that will help ease the effects of the common cold, comfort a queasy stomach, and promote sounder sleep. As a culinary herb, it is stimulating chopped into a salad, soup, or made into a jelly.

May you benefit with wellness by visiting your garden pharmacy, Wishing you a very healthy and happy 2018.

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing,

Cynthia Brian

Not To Be Missed:
⎫    Tune in to my live radio broadcast on Wednesday, January 24 from 4-5pm PT when I’ll be interviewing renowned rosarian, Michael Marriott of David Austin Roses in England. He’ll give us the tips we need to prune as well as how to plant bare root heirlooms. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are

Read more, see photos: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1123/Digging-Deep-with-Cynthia-Brian-Garden-pharmacy.html

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

Her new book, Growing with the Goddess Gardener, is available at www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store.
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Garden Pharmacy, 366 Ways to Witchify Your Life

January 10, 2018

A walk through your garden is not only healing emotionally, but it may also contain plants that will aid your physical health. Botanical medicine, also called herbalism, is the oldest form of medicine and the most widely practiced healing modality in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Find out what you can plant for everyday wellness. Read more, see photos: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1123/Digging-Deep-with-Cynthia-Brian-Garden-pharmacy.html

What better way to begin a new year than with a guide of daily fun and easy practices that you can integrate into your routine to ignite the magic in your life. Author and Wiccan high priestess, Deborah Blake explores a variety of affirmations and experiences that will challenge and inspire you to create a year of personal power in her newest book, A Year and A Day of Everyday Witchcraft: 366 Ways to Witchify Your Life.  www.DeborahBlakeAuthor.com

BIO: Deborah Blake is a Wiccan high priestess and leader of the eclectic group Blue Moon Circle. She manages the Artisans’ Guild, a not-for-profit artist’s cooperative shop, and works as a tarot reader and energy healer. She had written many books on witchcraft, including Everyday Witchcraft and The Goddess in the Details, regularly contributes to Pagan publications and has an ongoing column in Witches & Pagans magazine.
Visit her at www.DeborahBlakeAuthor.com

Listen at Voice America Radio Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104558/garden-pharmacy-deborah-blake-with-a-year-and-a-day

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

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Activism

January 9, 2018

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead

Change comes only with the will of the people, and our actions as individuals contribute to the strength of a collective force that has the power to drive the world in a fresh new direction. When we come together to espouse a universal cause and push it past the obstacles that it faces, we are better able to ensure that the objects of this cause become quintessential components of society. Express Yourself! launches a new year with hosts and reporters Brigitte Jia, Joven Hundal, Henna Hundal, and Caitlin Sim conversing about what activism means to them and how they perceive it in their daily lives. Brigitte reads a chapter she wrote for the forthcoming book, Be the Star You Are! for Milliennials. Joven gives his perspective on what’s happening globally with World Watch, Henna recounts activities at Harvard with student activism, and Caitlin shares activism in literature.   Activism is sticking up for anything that is unjust. Stand up for others. Show empathy. The voices of youth are strong and vibrant. Listen. Heed. Act.

Listen at Voice America Kids: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104596/the-gift-of-activism

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Literacy, Character Strength Learning, and Leading

January 3, 2018

To jumpstart the New Year, Cynthia Brian showcases the importance of literacy with tips on how to help your child love reading. In an interview with President of the Mayerson Academy, Jillian Copley Darwish, the science of character strength is the focus. Since 1992, the Mayerson Academy has developed and delivered hundreds of in-person, blended and online courses and workshops. These solutions take many forms, and arise in response to direct requests as well as emerging needs. In collaboration with the VIA Institute, they work with the science of character strength learning where educators concentrate on the strong not the wrong.  No matter what form they take, external evaluators have consistently shown that the Mayerson Academy efforts create a positive impact on learners of all ages with their experts recognized as leaders in education.

“To be a leader, you must be a reader. Read, lead, succeed.” Cynthia Brian, www.BetheStaryouAre.org

Bio -
Prior to her current role as president of Mayerson Academy, Jillian Copley Darwish held leadership positions across the education sector, including work in philanthropy, public television, service agencies, higher education and the K—12 system. In her work at KnowledgeWorks Foundation, where she served as Vice President of Organizational Learning and Innovation, she led the development of a highly regarded and internationally distributed future trends publication, consulted and advised hundreds of organizations to construct future-oriented organizational visions and strategies, developed state collaborations to transform education, and created a vibrant teacher-to-teacher learning community. In her former roles, Jillian led teams to create widely distributed multimedia educational products and services, received national recognition for the design and implementation of an organizational learning system and has taught student from primary through graduate school. https://www.mayersonacademy.org/

Listen: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104259/literacy-learning-and-leading

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