Cultivting Thankfulness

November 18, 2018

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” Henry Ward Beecher

As I was admiring the crimson leaves fluttering to the ground from the liquid amber tree, I was overcome with gratitude for our distinct California seasons. How boring life would be if every day and every thing remained constant, unaltered, impervious to transformation.

November ushers a time for reflection, providing the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude for being alive in a rapidly changing world. The days are shorter and the nights are cooler. Waiting for the rain to materialize, we begin our clean up in our fall landscapes. It’s time to rake the leaves, mulch the garden, and sharpen tools. Soon we’ll be covering our patio furniture or storing it until summer. Frost intolerant plants must be blanketed or if in containers moved to warmer locations. Persimmons can be harvested with the Hachiya variety left on countertops to soften. Holly berries begin turning their vibrant red, a final hedge pruning is necessitated, and spring-flowering bulbs require planting. In preparation for our Thanksgiving gathering, we decorate with pumpkins, colorful Indian corn, gourds, and autumn leaves. The magic of the holidays has begun.

How can we cultivate thankfulness? Create your personal guided meditation. Take a walk in nature to drink in the beauty. Be watchful. I heard fluttering of wings and watched with glee as a large crow landed in a tree a few feet from me, completely oblivious to my presence. I whispered, “thank you.” Listen closely. Do you hear any of the creek frogs beginning their wooing sounds? Are the squirrels chirping and cooing as they gather acorns and nuts for the winter? Say, “thank you.” Are the leaves on your Japanese maples, crape myrtles, or pistaches turned into jewel tones of saffron, ruby, and ginger? Utter, “thank you.”

We take for granted so many things in life. By starting to be grateful for the simple essentials such as running water, electricity, clean air, a cozy bed, food on the table, and people who love us, we can begin a daily routine of being grateful. Add appreciation to the plants and trees that grace your garden providing privacy, flowers, fragrance, shade, food, and stress relief, and you’ll take the first step on your journey of gratitude.

Before long we will be putting our gardens to bed and our tools in the shed. For the moment, the sun is shining and we are blessed to live in a climate that allows us a long growing period filled with healthy outdoor activities.

This year when you celebrate the American ritual of Thanksgiving, mulch your mind by living every day with mindful thankfulness. Harvest the riches of gratefulness.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."  John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for November

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DECORATE with flint corn, also known as Indian corn. The kernels are “hard as flint” and come in colors of red, blue, black, white, and yellow. This corn is edible and used in polenta and hominy.
TRAIN fig, apple, rose, and Eureka lemons to grow on an espalier on a fence.
PRIVACY is critical to our relaxation. As privacy screens plant a laurel or holly hedge. Prune to your desired height and width.
HARVEST Fuyu and Hachiya persimmons. Fuyu, commonly called “apple persimmons” can be sliced and diced into salads and eaten raw. Hachiya persimmons need to be very soft and mushy before consuming. It’s best to pick them now before the birds and squirrels ravage the crop.
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ENJOY the warm sunshine and cool breezes of November. Winter is coming.
DIG holes for your spring bulbs and cover. If you have clumps of iris or Naked Ladies that need dividing and replanting, this is the month for the task.
FEED annuals and lawns with a fertilizer high in nitrogen.
PLANT groundcovers and deciduous trees that boast fall wardrobes. Your local nurseries have a plethora of suggestions and selections.
FINAL chance to sow garlic and onions for next season dining of Mediterranean staples.
BE grateful for today.

Take time to give thanks for the little things every day, not just once a year. Having an attitude of gratitude makes every moment shine brightly.

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing. Happy Thanksgiving!
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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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Hollywood and Feng Shui, Cultivating Gratitude

November 14, 2018

The world of Feng Shui is fascinating and rich., unlike the Westernized versions, traditional systems are personal, precise, and powerful. Denise Liotta Dennis is a Feng Shui master with six published books. She’ll discuss her newest book, Hollywood’s Fatal Feng Shui, An In-Depth Examination of 10 Celebrity Homes with a Tragic History. This is the first book to do a critical assessment of the tragic homes of Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, O.J. Simpson, Nicole Brown Simpson, Phil Hartman, Anna Nicole Smith, Sharon Tate, Phil Spector, Lyle and Erik Menendez, and Brittany Murphy using Feng Shui. These celebrities’ homes attracted illicit affairs, drug abuse, lawsuits, murder, sexual scandals, greed, bankruptcy, cult-driven murders, loss of reputation, and fatal illness.

If you face the day with gratitude, science indicates that you’ll be happier, healthier, and enjoy better relationships at home, work, and play. Cynthia Brian will help you cultivate gratitude through nature.

BIO: Denise A. Liotta-Dennis
Feng Shui Master, International Author, Teacher, and Speaker
She’s known as the “fast-talkin’ Texan”—an interesting and delightful oxymoron—Denise A. Liotta-Dennis is the founder and president of Dragon-Gate Feng Shui (DGFS), LLC an international consulting and development firm, specializing in authentic Feng Shui site selection, planning, design, audits, and assessments for commercial and residential real estate and construction projects. In 2006, Denise founded The American College of Classical Feng Shui, the training arm of Dragon-Gate, a premier platform to learn Classical Feng Shui. Denise has studied with four noted Feng Shui Masters from China, Malaysia and Australia
Denise has six in-depth books on Classical Feng Shui addressing the most popular systems of Eight Mansions and Flying Stars. The books are sold in fine book stores in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Singapore. Denise has more than twenty-five years experience working in interior design, including residential and commercial projects.
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Listen at Voice America Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/110574/hollywood-and-feng-shui-cultivating-gratitude

 

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Purpose and Radio with Alise Cortez

November 13, 2018

When Alise Cortez shares her information, the world is motivated! Jack Pawlakos and Siri Phaneendra host a program that begins with the Gift of Radio chapter by former Express Yourself! host, Henna Hundal from the book by show producer, Cynthia Brian, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers. (Buy copies with FREE shipping at http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store) Alise Cortez (www.alisecortez.com) enlightens audiences with her astute insight into building a life of purpose, at home, at play, and at work. The teens learn how to find their passion and purpose to be their best unique selves with guidance from coach Alise. Jack wraps up the hour with his Trends without Ends segment by talking about trends that can help us be more purposeful and productive such as implementing the “Two Minute Rule”. If you are looking to be inspired to find your passion and discover your purpose, you have come to the right place. Join our hour of power!

Alise Cortez
BIO: Having developed her expertise within the Human Capital / Organizational Excellence industry over the last 20 years, today Alise Cortez, PhD is focused on helping companies, leaders, and individuals across the globe to more meaningfully and purposely connect with their work to achieve greater fulfillment, more impactful results, and harmonic work-life integration. She also works with students and teens to help them discover and aim their strengths and empower their academic, relationship, and work pursuits. She is a sought-after speaker, consults with organizations, and conducts workshops to increase employee engagement, performance, and leadership effectiveness.
Dr. Alise Cortez is a Consultant, Published Author, Radio Show / Podcast Host, and Purpose/Engagement Catalyst based in Dallas, Texas. www.alisecortez.com

 

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Optimistic Kids, Gentleness, Fall

November 7, 2018

Everyone wants a hopeful outlook for their children. Optimism can be developed, even though pessimistic news prevails. Everyone can be a source of optimism. Learn how with Cynthia Brian’s thoughts.

Dallas Woodburn is an in-demand writing coach who nurtures her students’ confidence in their beautifully unique voices. She helps people give birth to the books that are burning inside them through her acclaimed 90-Day Book Breakthrough Program (http://www.yourbookbreakthrough.com). Since 2001, her organization Write On! Books has empowered youth through reading and writing endeavors (www.writeonbooks.org). She is a contributor to Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers with her chapter, The Gift of Gentleness.

Fall is filled with legends, myths, fairs, and festivals all celebrating the bounty from various cultures around the world. The days are shorter, the nights become longer as we commence the holiday fetes of the forthcoming two months.

Bio: Dallas Woodburn is an author, writing coach, and "book doula" who is passionate about spreading the joys of reading and writing. Her collection of short stories Woman, Running Late, in a Dress (Yellow Flag Press) won the 2018 Cypress & Pine Short Fiction Award and her debut YA novel, The Best Week That Never Happened, is forthcoming from Month 9 Books in 2020. She has also written extensively for newspapers and magazines. Dallas lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Allyn, and they are expecting their first baby in November.

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When you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind-stretching information, you have come to the right place. Host Cynthia Brian takes you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life-enhancing results. It's party time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. And YOU are invited! Join us LIVE 4-5pm Pt on Wednesdays or tune in to the archives at your leisure. Come play in StarStyle Country. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

 

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American Debut of English Pop Star

November 6, 2018

In her American debut, English teen pop star, Lydia Singer, chats with Express Yourself! hosts, Jack Pawlakos and Joven Hundal about her journey into the music world. Inspired by the trials and tribulations of teenage-life, 16-year-old Lydia inspiringly put together this EP, Rebellious Teen, while studying for her exams, and sings about the roller coaster of feelings she has experienced. We listen to her single, Out of Control. Jack, an accomplished harmonica player, reads the chapter he wrote for the new book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, about his legendary performance at age 12 playing music with some of the world’s leading harmonica musicians at a mega event. Siri Phaneendra weighed in about the benefits of listening to music to distress, focus, and be healthier.
Tune to listen to Lydia Singer as a young English chanteuse is born as a USA sensation. Express Yourself! launches a teen STAR in Lydia Singer,

Bio:
Lydia Singer is a multi-talented singer-songwriter from Buckinghamshire, England. She began her singing career at the age of 9 when she entered her first singing competition and won leading to her following this up with a performance at the Milton Keynes Theatre.
Lydia has been turning heads within the music industry with her distinctive pop-vocals and song-writing skills since she was a young child and wrote her first songs at the age of 13. She is a frequent performer on BBC Cambridge Introducing and has also been featured by BBC Three Counties, Westside Radio, MKFM, Secklow Sessions, Vibe FM, Wandsworth Radio, Riviera FM, and Hype Radio. 2018 saw the release of Truth Hurts which Lydia performed live on BBC. More performances at London Fashion Week show continued and, during June 2018, a trip to Beijing, China for the China-Sino Pop Music Summit proved to be a successful introduction to the Chinese market. One Top 10 and two 20 Music Week Club Chart hits in 7 months, not bad for a 16 year old singer/songwriter!

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

 

#StartWithaSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..
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Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit http://www.bethestaryouare.org. Dare to care!
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Leadership Learning with the Hope Driven Leader, Libby Gill

November 2, 2018

Leadership skills are not innate. They are built. Although it may seem that some people are born leaders, even the most confident learned how to lead from someone, somewhere. It takes time, effort, and dedication to develop these skills.

Author of The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work, Libby Gill has found a totally fresh perspective on the topic of leadership: hope. Zeroing in on what she sees as the defining issue of creating a more purposeful and productive workplace, Endorsed by Marshall Goldsmith and Stephen M. R. Covey, Libby explores how the science of hope theory and how it applies to the workplace. Libby and Cynthia Brian will discuss Libby’s 30+ years leading, managing, and motivating people in corporate and entrepreneurial worlds around the globe.

Cynthia Brian will read The Gift of Leadership by Young Joo Choo from the newly released book Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers and The Gift of Leadership from the first book in the trilogy, Be the Star You Are! 99 Gifts.

Cynthia Brian’s 3rd book in the Be the Star You Are!® series has arrived. Buy your copies of Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World at http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store or Amazon.
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BIO: Libby Gill
After a successful career at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby left the corporate world to found executive coaching and leadership consulting firm Libby Gill & Company. Her clients include Capital One, Cisco, Disney; EY; Honda, Kellogg’s; Medtronic, Microsoft; Warner Bros., and many more. Libby has appeared on numerous news outlets, including The Today Show, CNN, and in Time Magazine, The New York Times and BusinessWeek. Libby is the author of five books, including the award-winning You Unstuck and Capture the Mindshare and the Market Share Will Follow. Libby’s latest book is The Hope-Driven Leader: Harness the Power of Positivity at Work. www.Libbygill.com

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Ghouls, Gourds, and Grass

October 30, 2018

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, and the grass grows by itself.” Zen saying

As we drive around neighborhoods we witness the spirit of the holidays in the landscape décor. Fall themes flow into Halloween then metamorphose into Thanksgiving. Christmas tree lots are already sprouting. It’s obvious that the season of festivities is here.

The weather has been warmer this year and the changing of the leaves is appearing slowly. Boston Ivy has reddened climbing on walls, pumpkins and gourds are ready for picking and placing in spaces of prominence to be used as décor for the next month or two. Gargoyles and ghouls haunt our houses until Halloween. When I was a kid, freshly harvested apples and walnuts were always part of the trick or treat bag, but today these fruits will be featured only in lunches or in our autumnal meals.

Re-seeding lawns and installing new turf is the primary horticultural chore this month if you seek a lush, green grass environment. As mentioned many times in my articles, I am a fan of Pearl’s Premium (http://www.PearlsPremium.com) as I have found their testimonials to be factual. Through October 31, you can get 20% discount with my code STAR20 at the website at check out. I have not been able to find Pearl’s Premium seed for sale in any local store. The thin white coating on the seed holds 400 times the water around the seed, helping the seed to stay moist longer. The white coloring also helps you see where you may have missed a spot. Birds don’t seem attracted to the coating. The seed grows down to a depth of twenty inches or more and will not invade your flowerbeds. You can spread the seed over your existing lawn and this slow-growing, non-GMO seed will outcompete them, providing you with an emerald green lawn within about six weeks. I also like both red and white clover in my lawn because of the nitrogen that clover provides to keep lawns green year round. If you like a mosaic feel, this is an interesting grass addition.

Instructions for Re-Seeding a Lawn
⎫ Mow the lawn as short as possible.
⎫ Rake away all clippings and leaves.
⎫ Get soil pH between 6.0-7.0 pH. To lower the pH use sulfur, to increase the pH use lime.
⎫ Core aerate once a year, leaving the plugs on the lawn.
⎫ Spread seeds at a rate of seven to ten pounds per 1000 square feet.
⎫ Add organic fertilizer and top dress with ¼ inch organic compost.
⎫ Water twice a day in the morning and evening or until it begins raining, Once the lawn is established you will water less frequently.
⎫ Sharpen the blades on your mower and cut your lawn high ideally to 3.5 inches tall. Leave grass clippings on the lawn to provide nutrients.

For the first year, you may experience a few weeds. Remove them and throw more grass seed. The lawn will become thick, lush, and healthy. You can then sit back, do nothing, and watch your grass grow.

Cynthia Brian’s Garden Guide for November

SEED or re-seed lawns. If you prefer to install sod, autumn is the best time. Make sure you have prepared the bare soil with plenty of rich, organic matter before sodding.
FILL bare spots with a mixture of seed, compost, and potting soil. Make sure to water thoroughly and keep moist until the grass sprouts.
RAKE leaves, especially off lawns, as grass needs as much sunlight as possible. You can also use your mower to chop the leaves.
MOW lawns shorter in fall until the grass stops growing to prevent matting.
WINTERIZE your grass by fertilizing heavily before the first rain. By feeding your lawn you’ll give it the tools it needs to develop strong roots to survive winter.
PLANT spring blooming bulbs anytime through January. These include daffodils, tulips, crocus, Dutch iris, and hyacinths.
SCATTER wildflower seeds for a spring butterfly garden.
CLIP florets of basil and continue consuming as the herb will die completely back during winter. Any extra leaves can be frozen or dried.
SAVE seeds from your favorite sunflowers to sow next spring and if you carve pumpkins, dry these seeds for later planting or roast them as a healthy snack.
PLANT perennials that will reward you with blooms throughout the year including chrysanthemums, dahlias, statis, and hibiscus.
DEADHEAD roses for a final flush of flowers.
ENJOY the plethora of shapes, sizes, and textures of gourds and pumpkins. You can use them to decorate for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and spray paint them in our favorite holiday colors for Christmas and Chanukah displays.
FIX leaky faucets and pipes to deter thirsty ants.
FERTILIZE your entire landscape in preparation for the forthcoming cooler climate.
ADD a thick layer of mulch (three to four inches) to deprive weed of light and to insulate plants from varying temperatures. Leaves, compost, straw, shredded newspaper, cardboard, and straw add organic matter to the soil. Because organic matter deteriorates over time, you will need to replace as needed.
GOAD your ghoul and rock All Hallowed Eve, All Saints and All Souls Day with cheer and gratitude.

Read more at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1218/Cynthia-Brians-Gardening-Guide-Ghouls-gourds-and-grass.html

 

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.

Cynthia Brian

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

October 30, 2018

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Wishing you a very Happy Safe Haunting on Halloween.

 

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A Message from Founder & Executive Director, Cynthia Brian

 

When my first book in the Be the Star You Are!® series was published in 2001, in the chapter titled, The Gift of Rest, I wrote about a typical day in the life of Cynthia Brian. I discussed how an overwhelming amount of business stuff had to be squeezed into my obligations to family, animals, home, friends, and volunteer work. I thought then that technology would make everything easier, swifter, and more manageable so that I could rest. Today I laugh at my naïveté because seventeen years ago, my day began with what I thought was a tremendous amount of  “twenty-five “ emails in my inbox and an answering machine full of messages. Today, my normal inbox can sometimes reach over 800 emails, often taking me past noon to respond or delete. No matter what I do, the spam continues to grow, and tucked between those are important missives I must address. (By the way, we don’t want to spam you, so please unsubscribe if you no longer want to hear from Be the Star You Are!®)

In my 8thbook, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, the 31 contributors and I offer practical insights into how technology has formed and will continue to shape our futures. If you haven’t purchased your copy or copies yet, now is the perfect time to do so.

 

Here’s our TREAT with no tricks for you!

 

We are offering FREE shipping anywhere in the United States through November 19, just in time for holiday sales not only on this brand new book, but, on all our books, CD’s, and shirts. Visit http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store to buy your gifts and save big. You will also receive many complimentary extras and these first edition books may be autographed to whomever you wish. 

 

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The “good ‘ole days” were probably no simpler or less complicated than our lives today. For this reason, we need to keep offering treats instead of tricks.

 

Make sure to vote in the forthcoming elections and send us a photo of yourself with our new book for a forthcoming newsletter. Enjoy the recent pics received.

 

Until next month…

Happy Halloween.

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COMMUNICATING ACROSS GENERATIONS

By Karen Kitchel

If I were given the opportunity to

present a gift to the next generation, it

would be the ability for each individual

to learn to laugh at himself.”

~Cartoonist, Charles Schulz  

 

 

Communication is a simple process of using words, sounds or behaviors to exchange information.  This process, however, can be challenging when those words and behaviors mean different things to different people.

Age differences don't need to translate into more difficult communication.  Bridging age gaps often involves a bit more effort and investment in the relationship—at least at the beginning. Why? People are products of their history, their environment, and all of their experiences, so people from different generations often have very different life experiences that shape how they think, what they value, and what drives them.

 

However, we shouldn't assume that because people are a certain age, they will act a certain way. Think about the 70-year-old computer whiz who designs websites and blogs or who regularly runs marathons. What's important is to be open to various communication styles and make a real effort to get to know individuals. To do that, try asking what challenges they are facing since we all have challenges!  You may be surprised by some of the things you have in common and want to know more about each other's experiences. 

 

Communication Tips:

1. Recognize that individuals each have their own personality, experiences, beliefs, and goals.    Labeling everyone as the same doesn't work.

2. The stories you can tell. Genuine interest in another’s life unlocks conversation like no other key.  Sharing tales creates common ground.  Sharing lessons learned from past mistakes can connect the older generations with the younger generations. 

3.  Social media can help or hurt.  Today’s constant technological advances can cause struggles. However, social media can also present the perfect opportunity for the younger generation to mentor its elders on using technologies and understanding social media.  Likewise, the older generations can mentor younger generations on the importance of face-to-face interaction and interpersonal skills critical to success.  In-person meetings benefit everyone.

4.  Ask questions.  Open-ended questions (those which can't be answered with a yes or no) allow for more information to flow and result in more productive conversations.  Everyone needs to feel safe to question and know he’s being heard.

Remember that generational differences can inspire greatness!

 

About the author:
Karen Kitchel is passionate about scattering kindness. Previously she served as President of Cheerful Givers, a nonprofit organization, and Director of BI University at BI Worldwide. She can be reached at www.scatteringkindness.com

Karen’s interview on StarStyle:  https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/109255/gardening-at-any-age-mentoring-and-kindness-designing-outdoor-a

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Healing Headaches, Divorce Hackers, Enhancing Positive

October 28, 2018

An estimated 37 million people in the United States suffer from debilitating migraines every year, and 21 million of them are women. Migraines are the seventh highest cause of disability worldwide. Find out what causes headaches and what you can do to alleviate the pain without drugs or medications.

In The Divorce Hacker’s Guide to Untying the Knot: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Finances, Child Custody, Lawyers, and Planning Ann Grant blows open the divorce industry and takes a stand for women so that they can take back their power while reducing feelings of loss, grief, and rage.
The statistics don't lie:
• 2,400 divorces per day
• 16,800 divorces per week
• 876,000 divorces a year in United States

Are you a positive person? Research shows that people who have a positive outlook enjoy happier relationships. A positive attitude is attractive drawing others to you. Positive individuals are supportive and notice the good in the world. Learn how to give your attitude altitude

Cynthia Brian’s 3rd book in the Be the Star You Are!® series has arrived. Buy your copies of Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World at http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store or Amazon.

BIO: Ann E. Grant, JD, began her career as a corporate litigator specializing in unfair business practices and consumer fraud. After her own divorce she created her own firm, focusing on family law and a holistic approach to this life transition. Her book is The Divorce Hacker’s Guide to Untying the Knot: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Finances, Child Custody, Lawyers, and Planning. She lives in Manhattan Beach, CA and her website is www.TheDivorceHacker.com.

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/109695/healing-headaches-divorce-hackers-enhancing-positive

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When you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind-stretching information, you have come to the right place. Host Cynthia Brian takes you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life-enhancing results. It's party time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. And YOU are invited! Join us LIVE 4-5pm Pt on Wednesdays or tune in to the archives at your leisure. Come play in StarStyle Country. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

 

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The Gift of Pracitice and Gentleness

October 23, 2018

“Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” - Vince Lombardi

With anything you attempt, you can become good, or at least competent in as few as 20 hours, or achieve excellence in 10,000 with practice, practice, practice. Jack Pawlakos and Joven Hundal host an insightful program on the importance of positive practice. The chapter of The Gift of Practice by Brigitte Jia from the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World where Brigitte recounts the consequences of not preparing for an important audition. Award winning author and nurturing writing coach Dallas Woodburn reads her chapter, The Gift of Gentleness, then offers advice for young aspiring writers as she shares personal experiences with being gentle and positive with creatives. Dallas helps people give birth to the books that are burning inside them through her acclaimed 90-Day Book Breakthrough Program (www.yourbookbreakthrough.com) In Trends without Ends, Jack provides the research on the necessity of practice. The biggest hurdle to mastering any skill is yourself!

BIO: Dallas Woodburn is an author, writing coach, and "book doula" who is passionate about spreading the joys of reading and writing. Her collection of short stories Woman, Running Late, in a Dress (Yellow Flag Press) won the 2018 Cypress & Pine Short Fiction Award and her debut YAnovel, The Best Week That Never Happened, is forthcoming from Month 9 Books in 2020. She has also written extensively for newspapers and magazines. Dallas lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband Allyn, and they are expecting their first baby in November. www.dallaswoodburnauthor.com

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Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/110076/the-gift-of-practice-and-gentleness

 

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

October 20, 2018

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it.” George Elliot

Fall is filled with legends, myths, fairs, and festivals all celebrating the bounty from various cultures around the world. Pomona was the Roman goddess of apples. Bacchus, the Roman god of grapes, and his Greek counterpart, Dionysus taught humans how to make wine. Many Native American tribes traditionally held special autumn dances to celebrate the corn harvest and the Hopi considered this the most auspicious time of the year for weddings. The Chinese and Vietnamese commemorate farmers and family reunions with Moon Festivals, lotus seed paste-filled moon-cakes, and re-telling of folk tales. The ancient Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, marked the end of the harvest with the festival of Samhain, the origin of our Halloween.

In my twenties, I was booked as a model by a talent agency named Demeter. Having always been fascinated by Greek mythology, I revisited my history books for a refresher lesson.

Demeter, the sister of Zeus, Poseidon, and Hades was the goddess of the harvest, agriculture, and grain. After her daughter Persephone was abducted by Hades and brought to the underworld, Demeter wandered the earth heartbroken, refusing to allow crops to grow. Being king of the gods, Zeus knew he had to intervene or everyone would starve so he sent Hermes to Hades to bring Persephone home. Before she left to see her Mother, Hades tricked Persephone into eating a few pomegranate seeds guaranteeing that she would return to the darkness for one season a year. Demeter mourned that time which became known as winter but celebrated the previous season, autumn, by reaping the abundance of the crops.

Fall is considered a time to slow down, seek serenity, and soothe the sores of summer. It’s a time of color changes, chillier temperatures, and cooler temperaments. Most of all, we rejoice the fruits of our toils. October has also been a premier month for earthquakes, fires, and financial failures. Be prepared as this fact is not a myth.

Purple loosestrife brightens gardens although it could easily become an invasive species. Keep an eye on yours if you have it cultivated. Grape is being crushed into a new vintage, guavas are self-harvesting, apples are ready for bobbing, pistache and Japanese maple trees are blazing gold and crimson, begonias are in full bloom, and the final days of picking fresh produce from our vegetable gardens loom closer. As the French proverb states, “Autumn is the hush before winter.”

The days are shorter, the nights become longer as we commence the holiday fetes of the forthcoming two months. Autumn is indeed delicious both literally and metaphorically. Decorate for a Trick or Treat party, prepare for Thanksgiving, and get ready for the Christmas and Chanukah festivities of December with cuttings from your landscape.

Enjoy these final days of fluttering leaves and warm sunshine while indulging in the harvests and legends of fall.

Cynthia Brian’s Mid Month Gardening Guide for October.

VISIT the library to find books relating to the myths, tales, and legends of autumn.
BUY spring blooming bulbs including anemone, elephant ears, ranunculus, caladium, dahlia, freesia, shamrock, and calla lilies.
DECORATE for All-Hallows Eve with corn stalks, gourds, pumpkins, apples, and grasses.
BRING the outside in with green, air purifying houseplants such as dieffenbachia, fan palms, sail plant, fern, and philodendron.
PLANT shrubs and ornamental trees for year around interest now to allow them to develop strong roots before winter dormancy. Consider hydrangea, lilac, forsythia, and viburnum.
ELEVATE your garden with climbers of wisteria, clematis, sweet pea, and climbing hydrangea.
COMPOST leaves, grass cuttings, and fall debris to reinvigorate your spring soil.
DIVIDE ornamental grasses that have a dead center with a ring of living green. They need to be re-invigorated.
HARVEST apples, tomatillos, tomatoes, eggplant, squash, and grapes.
COLLECT baskets of self-harvested guavas that have fallen to make autumn desserts.
CUT kale leaves as needed. Collect seed pods to plant.
PRUNE dead branches from trees, especially deciduous trees such as Japanese maple and evergreens such as redwoods to encourage new growth.
STOMP on the mounds of moles that may be invading your lawn or building tunnels along your sidewalks. Although moles don’t eat plants, they do destroy the beauty of the soil with their burrowing for grubs, beetles, worms, and insects. If you are wondering if you have moles or gophers, here’s a tip. Gopher mounds are crescent shaped with an opening in the middle whereas moles leave a rounded, volcano-like pile of fluffy dirt without an exit aperture. Both are territorial and destructive, however, gophers are worse because they eat your plants and the roots. Eradicate moles by collapsing their channels. Stomp away!
SEED your lawn with Pearls Premium that grows deep roots and is a water saver. Use code STAR20 at checkout for a 20% discount at www.PearlsPremium.com. Discount extended to October 31.
MAKE an emergency “go bag” as fires or other disasters can strike at any time.
CREATE an arrangement or floral bouquet in pink honoring Breast Cancer Month.
SCHEDULE a garden consult with me, your guide on the side before you put your yard to bed for the winter. Email Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com

 

Read more at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1217/Cynthia-Brians-Gardening-Guide-Legends-of-the-fall.html

 

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.

Cynthia Brian

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

October 18, 2018

Swearing Off Stars, Danielle M Wong’s multi-award winning debut novel has received the highest praise from the highest places including Kirkus Reviews who labeled it “an engaging romantic tale that also calls for equality.”

Dani began volunteering with Be the Star You Are!® in high school and she has contributed chapters to two books in the Be the Star You Are! series, Be the Star You Are! for Teens and Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers. We will catch up with the soaring career of Danielle, find out about her writing process, and get a sneak peak at her book in progress.

 

Are there bottles of pills in your medicine cabinet that you no longer take? It is time to discard them. Before you do, bring all of your medications to your next doctor’s appointment, and ask if you need any of them. Cynthia Brian provides tips on how to get rid of unwanted meds safely.

 

The land of ice and fire…Iceland! It is also an island filled with wildflowers that carpet the harsh landscape. What makes a flower a wildflower? Goddess Gardener gives you the scoop on how to choose and scatter seeds that will duplicate nature’s wild side.

 

 

Bio: Danielle Wong is an emerging author living in San Francisco. Her debut novel, Swearing Off Stars, was published in 2017. The book was has won several awards, including an Independent Press Award, an International Book Award, and a Benjamin Franklin Award.
Danielle's writing has been published on many sites, including Harper’s BazaarThe Huffington PostUSA Today, and PopSugar. She has short stories published in Be the Star You Are!® for Teens and Be the Star You Are!® Millennials to Boomers: Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World. She is currently working on her next novel. daniellemwong.com

 

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/109694/swearing-off-stars-and-writing-process-medication-purge

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

 

When you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind-stretching information, you have come to the right place. Host Cynthia Brian takes you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life-enhancing results. It's party time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. And YOU are invited! Join us LIVE 4-5pm Pt on Wednesdays or tune in to the archives at your leisure. Come play in StarStyle Country. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

 

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The Gift of Play

October 17, 2018

Work/life balance is the hot topic these days as so many working people burn out after years on a job they hate. What’s the answer? More play time! Hosts Jack and Siri read chapters from two books in the Be the Star You Are! series penned by Cynthia Brian (http://www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store)that will pump your energy and get you singing happy times. In Trends without Ends, Jack shows us studies on play that offer six skills that are built when we play. Joven chimes in suggesting that our favorite ways to “play” could be in sync with a potential career option. As teens and adults we need to pay attention to what we love and gear our lives towards those things that will bring us joy. Surround yourself with playful individuals who tap into their inner clown. Give yourself permission to invite leisure and purposeless pleasure into your routines. Recreate joyful memories of a magical childhood, or invent new expressions of recreation. No matter how old you are, incorporate play as an integral part of your daily life, both at home and at work, and you’ll find yourself happier, healthier, and a beacon of positivity.
Being earnest and being playful are not antonyms. To be successful, we need both traits. Take a break. It’s recess time.

‘Your “to do list” for today: laugh and play!

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/109943/the-gift-of-play

 

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

 

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

 

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#StartWithaSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 and Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..
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Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit http://www.bethestaryouare.org

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Season of the Witch, Pool Power, Halloween History

October 10, 2018

The history of witchcraft in Europe begins with both folk beliefs and with religious and classical texts. What is a witch and how did the executions of supposed witches begin? The number executed on charges of witchcraft is not certain and subject to considerable controversy. Estimates have ranged from about 10,000 to nine million. Most historians accept a figure in the range from 40,000 to 100,000 based on public records; there were perhaps two to three times that many individuals accused formally of or tried for witchcraft. About 12,000 executions have been identified in existing records. We’ll examine the history of witchcraft and the hysteria that it bred.

Halloween’s origins date back over 2000 years ago to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain to celebrate the end of harvest and the beginning of the cold of winter. Find out about matchmaking, superstitions of mirrors, black cats, and dressing in costumes. All Hallowed Eve is here to haunt.

The next best thing to an ocean, lake, or river view is a pool in the back yard offering a bucolic vista with the sensibility of nature. A swimming pool has the ability to anchor a landscape. Learning to swim is a necessary life skill and the exercise of swimming is one of the best full body workouts. Much research has been done on the calming effects that being around water has on humans. Stress levels are lowered by designs with both green and blue spaces: the green being plants and trees and the blue are water features.
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Listen at Voice America Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/109779/witch-hunts-pool-power

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

. Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..
Read our BTSYA Garden Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/8417ebf8e3/288055965/329f30721c/

Show your support for your favorite nonprofit by making a generous donation. You will be making a huge difference in someone’s life! Be the Star You Are! is a TOP NON-PROFIT http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/be-the-star-you-are-inc surviving solely on individual donations. Show Your LOVE! https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

 

When you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind-stretching information, you have come to the right place. Host Cynthia Brian takes you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life-enhancing results. It's party time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. And YOU are invited! Join us LIVE 4-5pm Pt on Wednesdays or tune in to the archives at your leisure. Come play in StarStyle Country. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

 

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

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

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

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Perseverance and Dan Millman

October 9, 2018

Founding Express Yourself! host, Steven Zhou returns to co-host with Joven Hundal for a discussion on perseverance. Jack Pawlakos presents his segment Trends without Ends, suggesting that persistence can be learned. Perseverance has been rebranded as “grit”! For the 25th anniversary of his book, The Life You Were Born to Live, Dan Millman joins the conversation sharing his knowledge where work reinvents the meaning of success, and outlines the path to a peaceful heart and warrior spirit — at work, at home, in everyday life. Dan tailored the content and language of this discussion to fit the needs, interests and themes of youth, offering insightful stories and inspiring wisdom for the ages. www.PeacefulWarrior.com

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Steven and Joven end the show with a visualization from the book, by Cynthia Brian to assist us all with helping us achieve goals by mentally picturing them. www.CynthiaBrian.com/books

 

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/109804/the-gift-of-perseverance-and-dan-millman

 

Bio: Dan Millman, former world-champion gymnast, coach, martial arts teacher, and college professor, is the author of seventeen books published in twenty-nine languages and shared across generations to millions of readers. His internationally bestselling book Way of the Peaceful Warrior was adapted to film in 2006. His book The Life You Were Born to Live is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2018!
Dan speaks worldwide to people from all walks of life. He lives in New York City. http://www.PeacefulWarrior.com.

 

Listen to Dan on StarStyle: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/108769/dan-millman-life-you-were-born-to-live-healthy-college-teens-mo

 

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

 

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

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

 

September Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/c6cd3c0c40/288055965/ac7221bc2f/

BTSYA Operation Disaster Relief. Please donate. http://ow.ly/ks8A30lekGe

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

October 6, 2018

“All journeys have secret destinations 
of which the traveler is unaware.”
~Martin Buber

Volcanoes, glaciers, highlands, prairies, lava flows, fire, ice. Nature untouched and untamed.

Iceland.

Resting on the boundary where the North American and Eurasian Tectonic plates meet, Iceland is a country of intense volcanic eruptions, boiling hot springs, rushing rivers, venting steam, spouting geysers, powerful waterfalls, ice caves, aqua blue lagoons, northern lights, and minimal sunshine. With a population of only 338,378 and a median age of 38, most people live in the capital of Reykjavik. Iceland, a country of fierce contrasts, is geared for the rugged and the youthful.

I visited this wild, wild country recently during the season of “the midnight sun”” when darkness never comes and sleep is elusive. Twilight reigned supreme allowing for plenty of exploring and hiking adventures. Summer in Iceland was freezing cold with unpredictable blustery North Atlantic weather, gray skies, menacing clouds, bone-chilling rain, and gusty winds. Sunshine in any minimal amount was not on the agenda. My daily wardrobe included gloves, faux fur hat, layers of clothing, double mufflers, boots, and a warm raincoat. Naturally, a bathing suit was always packed in my bag for that daily dip in a “secret” hot springs lagoon where the natives and visitors come to warm up.

As a traveler who dives into the culture of a nation, I wanted to indulge in the Icelandic cuisine. To supply fresh vegetables, hothouses operate year round using geothermal energy providing tasty and nutritious veggies to augment a diet of fish and meat. Dining out is expensive. The average price for a green salad was thirty dollars. Everything I ordered at authentic local restaurants was unique and delicious with the exception of fermented shark which was the most disgusting, foul smelling, horrid tasting item I’ve ever experienced. I spent a full day sick to my stomach after just a few nauseating bites, yet this is considered an Icelandic winter staple.

What interested me most was the ever-changing unique landscape on this small isle bordering the Arctic Circle. I was mesmerized by the plethora of wildflowers, grasses, and moss carpeting the island. Flowers sprouted in the cracks of lava flows, spilled down the sides of volcanoes, and grew on the edges of the glaciers. While riding Icelandic horses ( a small sturdy breed endemic to Iceland only) through the countryside, miles and miles of blue lupines filled the fields as far as the eye could see. In the 1950s seeds from Alaskan lupines were scattered in a few regions of Iceland to help with erosion and soil improvement. They have now naturalized, much to the delight of visitors and the chagrin of the populace who have denoted lupines as invasive weeds that crowd out indigenous plants and stunt the growth of hungry sheep. Acres of buttercups, wild perennial sweet pea, angelica, mustard, hawkweed, lady smock, Arctic sea rocket, meadowsweet, wild strawberry, gentian, Lady’s mantle, marsh marigold, cornflower, yarrow, violets, and Iceland poppy hugged the ground. The dandelions grew to almost two feet tall and are harvested as a nourishing edible. Lichen and moss covered the fields of lava. The treasured Icelandic moss is said to be so delicate that a single footprint will take a hundred years to regenerate.

Autumn is an auspicious time to sow wildflower seeds in America. What makes a flower a wildflower? Basically, wildflowers grow happily without any human cultivation. they live and thrive within an interactive plant community. Many wildflowers are native to a certain region and when they freely reproduce in another area, they have naturalized.

If you’d like to introduce wildflowers into your landscape, decide on the species you want and buy seeds from a trusted company. Make sure the plants are not an invasive species. (You can always check the USDA plant database at https://plants.usda.gov/java/)
Sow seeds directly into the ground or into containers. Make sure seeds are protected from winter chills and marauding birds.

Here’s my list of beautiful wildflowers that will easily domesticate:
Blackeyed Susans (Rudbeckia)
Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
Buttercups
California Poppy
Columbine (Aquilegia)
Coneflowers (Echinacea)
Coreopsis
Lupines
Mustard
Penstemons
Wild perennial sweet pea
Yarrow

If flowers can flourish in the extreme climate of Iceland, they will go wild in our temperate gardens. Create secret destinations that are born to be wild!

“Wild thing.
You make my heart sing.
You make everything.
Groovy!
Wild Thing
I think I love you.” The Troggs

Cynthia Brian’s October Gardening Tips

DISCOUNTED grass seed. October is the month to plant or refurbish your lawn. Since my favorite lawn seed is not sold in California, I have arranged for a special discount for my clients, readers, and radio listeners. Save 20% on Grass seed through October 10, 2018, with code STAR20 at http://www.PearlsPremium.com Enjoy!

SPIDER WEBS strangling your plants? You might have spider mites. They make a spider web-like netting to protect themselves and their eggs and are almost impossible see with the naked eye. Put a piece of white paper under the leaves of a plant and shake the plant. If a pepper like substance falls on the paper you have spider mites. You can spray with a strong stream of water, use beneficial insects such as ladybugs or lacewings, or spray with NEEM oil. A chemical pesticide is not recommended as it kills the beneficials and not the spider mites.

RAKE leaves as they fall. As long as the leaves are not diseased, add them to your compost pile or to an area of your garden that could use extra mulch.

BUY spring bulbs now. Refrigerate tulips, hyacinths, crocus, and muscari for four to six weeks. Place in a mesh bag in the refrigerator away from any fruits that could emit ethylene gas, which will stunt blooms. Ranunculus and anemones do not need pre-chilling.

PLANT cool season vegetables including beets, carrots, lettuce, arugula, kale, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, peas, and onions.

CONTINUE picking tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and squash for your meals.

HARVEST pumpkins, Indian corn, and gourds for Halloween and autumn décor.

DIVIDE clumps of daylilies, bearded iris, and clivia as they don’t like to be crowded. Once divided, they will bloom more profusely.

GIVE new perennials a chance to settle in for a spring bloom by planting in October.

REDUCE irrigation as the weather cools. Re-set timers or turn them off completely.

CHECK out fall colored deciduous trees and shrubs to add to your garden.

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.
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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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Eldercare, Queer as a $5.00 Bill, Home Upgrades

October 4, 2018

There are approximately 40 million family caregivers over the age o 55 who are providing an average of 30 hours to a family member, 15 million of these caregivers are providing care to people with dementia or Alzheimer’s. How does one research resources or information to be of assistance?

To fix his life, bullied and closeted fifteen-year-old Wyatt goes public with historical evidence that Abraham Lincoln was in love with another guy—triggering a backlash and media firestorm that might destroy everything he cares about. Inspired by real historical evidence, QUEER AS A FIVE-DOLLAR BILL was too controversial for traditional publishing, and was crowdfunded in six days on Kickstarter. This debut novel asks LGBTQ teens (and everyone else), What if you knew a secret from history that could change the world?

Fall is a prime home-selling season and the demand for real estate has been skyrocketing. How can you set your home apart from others? A few key upgrades can make all the difference. Discover the repairs and refurbishments that will put money in your pocket.

 

BIO:

Lee Wind is the founding blogger and publisher of I’m Here. I’m Queer. What The Hell Do I Read?, an award-winning website about books, culture, and empowerment for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Questioning and Queer youth, and their Allies. For over 11 years, readers from 100-plus countries have racked up 2.5 million page views—and counting! 

            Lee has “Clark Kent” jobs in the world of publishing, but his Superhero job is writing—to empower kids and teens!

            He lives in Los Angeles with his husband and their teenage daughter. Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill is Lee’s debut novel. Learn more at leewind.org

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The Gift of Optimism

October 3, 2018

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

We can view our glass as half empty or half full. No matter who we are or where we come from, we will all have days that we just want to crawl under the covers and hide our heads. Joven Hundal and Jack Pawlakos set the tone by reading Cynthia Brian’s chapter, The Gift of Optimism from the newly published book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers . Author Lehman Riley who writes books for kids to help them overcome difficult situations with his Papa Lemon series joins the conversation. A racially diverse group of caring kids travel back in time to learn about our nations heritage and their own importance in the world. Kenneth Jeon talks about optimism, in relation to one of his favorites movies: The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Accept the rockiness of life. Make the best of your happy moments and they will get you through as they replay in your mind.

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss”

Bio: Author Lehman Riley Biography

Lehman was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During his childhood he was always fascinated with his grandfather, Papa Lemon. Papa Lemon always made Lehman feel like the most important child in the world. Unfortunately, Papa Lemon passed away in 1973. However, he remained in his thoughts every day. As an adult, he was inspired to write a children’s series book featuring Papa Lemon as the main character.

Lehman formed his publishing company, Matter of Africa America Time Corp., with his cousin and business partner Paul Dixon in July 2004 and published his 1st book in September 2004. There are currently 8 books in the Papa Lemon series.

Lehman currently reside in Minneapolis with his wife Tracy. He has four adult children, DuVale, Nareece, Andrea and Tianna and one grandchild Zorah. www.papalemonedu.com

 

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/109683/the-gift-of-optimism


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Gift of Nature

September 27, 2018

“ Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” Albert Einstein

The choices each individual makes every day contribute to the health or the sickness of our earth. One of the most important things we can do for ourselves and for our children is to bring nature into our daily routines. hosts Joven Hundal and Jack Pawlakos read the Gift of Nature by Cynthia Brian from Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating the Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World. They then interview Day Schildkret, founder of Morning Altars to discuss the connection of nature with art. Day has built nature-based art installations at festivals and venues globally. He works weekly with teens and believes they are the most important generation and the most burdened. Kenneth Jeon looks at nature through the lens of a camera with informative tips on how to capture the emotion inside the photo. Nature is the way into the new world.
“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

BIO: Day Schildkret
DAY SCHILDKRET is internationally known for Morning Altars
and has inspired tens of thousands of people of all ages
across the globe to forage, build, and be awed with Earth Art. Day is igniting an international movement by sharing the art, teachings, and spirit of Morning Altars as a tangible spiritual practice that renews and redeems our relationship to wonder, creativity, nature connection, generosity, and impermanence. As an educator and public speaker, Schildkret began his career teaching teenagers and mentoring them to connect spiritually with a deeper nature connection. He won the prestigious Helen Diller Award for Excellence in Education with his popular ‘Fire Circle’ class. He teaches a 7-step practice that renews and redeems our relationship to nature, creativity, mindfulness and impermanence. With over 59k followers on Instagram, over 25k on Facebook, and workshops and installations worldwide, Morning Altars is bringing ephemeral art to the collective human imagination. https://www.morningaltars.com

 

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