Grad School Roadmap, Healthy Spaces

August 16, 2018

Exactly ten years ago, Dr. Don Martin, launched his book, Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students, here on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® radio show. It’s only fitting that this knowledgeable and well-traveled tour guide, should launch the 2nd edition of his popular book with StarStyle once again. Noting the historic places and main events related to pursuing a graduate degree, Dr. Martin will be joined with Managing Director, Kevin Kiley. focusing attention to the side-roads, the detours, the miles, and even the possible potholes to avoid. Dr. Don writes in an easy style giving you the facts that you need to make your informed decisions about graduate school.  Dr Don and Kevin Kiley are offering a FREE 30 minute consultation via phone or SKYPE. To schedule your free consultation, email DMartin@GradSchoolRoadMap.com

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BIO: Author Dr. Don Martin:
♣    Has coached over 300 graduate school applicants in arts and sciences, business, law, medicine (master’s and doctoral), with a 97% acceptance rate
♣    For over 28 years, served as Admissions Dean and/or Dean of Students at Columbia University (Teachers College), The University of Chicago (Booth School of Business), Northwestern University (Medill School of Journalism), and Wheaton College (IL)
♣    Wrote and published Road Map for Graduate Study: A Guide for Prospective Graduate Students in 2008; second edition released in 2018; wrote and published an international Supplement for Road Map in 2009
♣    Former weekly columnist, U.S. News & World Report magazine; former contributor (four years) for SPAN magazine in India
♣    Provides graduate school webinar series for alumni – series premiered at Northwestern University
♣    Has made grad school presentations on over 50 college/university campuses in North and South America, Europe and Asia
♣    Earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education (Northwestern) and an M.A. in Communications (Wheaton)
♣    For more on Dr. Don’s professional background, see his LinkedIn profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-don-martin-354930b/
www.gradschoolroadmap.com

BIO: Kevin Kiley, Managing Director
Kevin@CareerRoadMap.com

As managing director of Grad School Road Map, Kevin Kiley coaches individuals on the graduate-school admissions process -- everything from preliminary research and preparing applications to interviews and choosing among offers of admission.

Kevin's background includes 5+ years as an MBA admissions director at Washington University in St. Louis and 5+ years in corporate talent development. His 20 total years of experience are nearly all in leadership roles. Kevin also is a national-award-winning communicator; his 8+ years of experience as a professional editor is highly leveraged in reviewing applicants' resumes and essays.

He has successfully coached graduate and undergraduate students, rising leaders, mid-career professionals, career switchers and medical doctors. Kevin holds certifications for career and leadership coaching, and his work has also spanned leadership communication, presentation skills, professional presence, team-building and conflict management.

Kevin has an MBA from WashU’s Olin School and was academically ranked 12th in a class of 117. He is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation. He and his wife live in Dallas-Fort Worth.

For more, see Kevin’s LinkedIn profile and the Grad School Road Map website.http://gradschoolroadmap.com

Listen to this interview on Voice America Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/108331/grad-school-roadmap-healthy-spaces-fire-recovery-guide

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Language

August 14, 2018

Siri Phaneendra hosts this broadcast focusing on language. Reporter of 20/20 Vision, Kenneth Jeon, reminds us that languages aren’t just limited to spoken or written words. He brings us examples of film language, a tool that plays with the audience. Guest authors Wayne Kealohi Powell in Hawaii and Patti Miller in British Columbia, Canada cultivate the spirit of Aloha with their book Hawaiian Shamanistic Healing. Aloha refers to the divine spirit of love that flows through all things. How can we cultivate the aloha spirit in our lives? Caitlin Sim offers that language is how we communicate with one another, and how we express our desires and wants. The ability to “properly” articulate one’s thoughts is a skill that many people strive for, because the more “intelligent” a person sounds the more likely they’re able to gain something they wish to have.  She dissects the 1960s, Flowers for Algernon, originally a short story and later adapted into a full-length novel to show the struggle between intellect and emotion, between being considered “smart” and having meaningful relationships with others.

 “Without language, one cannot talk to people and understand them; one cannot share their hopes and aspirations, grasp their history, appreciate their poetry, or savour their songs” - Nelson Mandela

BIO: Wayne Kealohi Powell
Wayne Kealohi Powell is the Founder and Senior Instructor of Hawaiian Shamanic Bodywork, an educational vehicle focusing on the Highest wisdom of the soul's ability to create health and abundance in ones life. Kealohi is a Holistic Health Educator, Motivational Speaker, Minister, Author, Kumu Lomi and Touch For Health Instructor, an Alakai of the Order of Huna International, a Songwriter and Recording Artist. Kealohi has traveled for over 2 decades, sharing Hawaiian Shamanic Bodywork & The Body Tune Up over the USA and Canada, Costa Rica, Fiji, Australia, Europe and the United Kingdom. www.ShamanicBodywork.com

Bio: Patti Miller
Patti Miller is a promoter of joy, bliss, and deep healing.  Her training is extensive in Hawaiian Healing techniques, and she has practiced and taught Hawaiian Healing for over 10 years.  Patti offers Hawaiian massage sessions at Casaroma Wellness Clinic in Gibsons BC Canada.  She also works in the clinic and assists customers with a variety of stress and pain reducing treatments.  She teaches workshops on Hawaiian Massage and Healing in BC Canada. www.ShamanicBodywork.com

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/108847/the-gift-of-language

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California is Burning

August 11, 2018
   

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California is on Fire!

MIRACLE MOMENT®

“Count the campfires by glowing flames, never by the ashes that fall.

Count your days by the golden hours, don’t remember clouds at all.”

 

A MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CYNTHIA BRIAN

 

Mama Mia! Here we go again!

It’s summer and we should be enjoying campfire flames and golden hours, yet it’s only August and California is once again on fire.  Be the Star You Are!® completed Operation Fire and Hurricane Disaster Relief in February, and our teens have once again launched a new outreach, Operation Wildfire Disaster Relief to help those who are suffering, Fire season can last well into November, so we encourage everyone to pack an emergency bag. See below for details.

 

Aside from the tragedies of the fires, we have a ton of fun, exciting, positive news in this newsletter. 

ü  You are invited to a Summer Garden Party on August 23rd

ü  Our 3rd book in the Be the Star You Are!® series, Be the Star You Are!® Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World  has been published and is available for purchase with 100% of proceeds benefiting this 501c3.

ü  Join our booth at the Pear and Wine Festival on Saturday, September 22 and become a sponsor of this fun event.

ü  Our literacy partner, The Reading Tub, has a beautiful new website where book reviews by Be the Star You Are! writers are published,.

ü  Tune into our two radio broadcasts where phenomenal guest authors and experts share their messages weekly on StarStyle® and ExpressYourself!

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

ü  Demonstrate Dignity!

 

We turned on our MAC in the office the other day to find out that the computer  no longer can access the internet because the browsers can’t be updated. That MAC from 2007 is running Snow Leopard.  Be the Star You Are!® is seeking a new or refurbished MAC desktop or laptop that will take us into the future. If you have the ability to donate, please email Cynthia@BetheStarYouAre.org. YES, it has to be a MAC!

 

Thanks to everyone who came out to the A’s versus Angels game in June. The game was slow and unexciting but the Jurassic Park fireworks were the best we’d ever witnessed. We all had a great time and thank the A’s for choosing Be the Star You Are!®as the Non Profit of the Night.

 

 

May everyone stay safe, enjoy the rest of summer, and get excited for another school year.

 

Thanks for supporting Be the Star You Are!®

 

THANK YOU!

 

Cynthia Brian

Founder/Executive Director

Be the Star You Are!®

PO Box 376

Moraga, California 94556

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OPERATION WILDFIRE DISASTER RELIEF

by BTSYA Teens

 

If Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity's mission statement could be condensed into three simple words, they would be "positive message media." This goal takes many forms. Promoting literacy is one, and broadcasting weekly with inspiring content through Express Yourself! Teen Radio and StarStyle® Radio is another. The approach that most directly touches lives, however, is our OPERATION DISASTER RELIEF Outreach Program.  Be the Star you Are!® (also known as BTSYA) was one of the first nonprofits on the ground after 9/11. Its objective in 2001 has continued through 2017when devastating hurricanes and fires ravaged America. BTSYA rushed to provide victims of any and all disasters with books and other uplifting resources that would offer solace, hope, healing, and humor.

 

Books are extremely appreciated by victims of disasters they suffer unimaginable losses. Books, especially the ones we donate that always carry positive messages, allow these individuals to immerse themselves in another world–one where they can escape the horrific events that have just transpired. This is the reason that we volunteers at BTSYAbelieve that books are a little-known but much-needed, much desired, and much-treasured resource for victims. We must get them shipped to every victim we can as soon as possible. 

 

To that end, Be the Star You Are!® has launched a critical Operation Wildfire Disaster Relief Campaign. 2018 is a devastating wildfire season in California with a death toll that just keeps on rising and the fires continue to grow and burn. The destruction of homes and livelihoods is happening as we speak. 

 

We desperately need you to help us help those in distress by donating funds to procure books and the shipping fees that we will send to victims. Time is of the essence. We implore you to open your hearts and donate today! Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

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Disaster Relief

PO Box 376

Moraga, California 94556.  

 

We will email you a tax receipt for your tax-deductible donation.

 

Victims of wildfires have just suffered the most unexpected and devastating losses of their lives; by donating to BTSYA, you have the ability to reach out to them and let them know–even if you never meet them–that you care and will do whatever you can to help. Donate today!

 

From all of us volunteers at the TOP RATED Non Profit, Be the Star You Are!®, we send our gratitude.

 

With appreciation,

 

Joven Hundal and Siri Phaneendra

Co-Chairpersons, Operation Wildfire Disaster Relief Campaign

Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity

PO Box 376

Moraga, California 94556

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PUT TOGETHER AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

We encouraged you to put together a “go bag” last fall in the midst of the many disasters and we want to make sure you do it. Whether you are involved in an earthquake, tornado, hurricane, flood, fire, or other calamity it will behoove you to have an emergency supply kit in your vehicle and a larger one in your home. For your home, make sure you know where all of your important documents and other items are that you don’t want to lose. Sometimes, as is the case with these California fires, a matter of minutes was the difference between life and death. Make copies of your passport, driver’s license, credit cards, and have some small bills available. Know where your chargers are for phones, tablets, and computers. Back up your computers and keep files in the cloud or off site. Make a plan for your pets and animals and have a bag ready for them as well. We suggest putting a reminder page attached to the top of your “go bag” to grab your documents, money, purse, scrapbooks, or whatever else you have deemed essentials. Most of all, remember that saving your life and that of your family is the most important.

For your car, fill a backpack or small case with the following:
First Aid kit

Work gloves

Towelettes

Bottled water (1 gallon per person per day)

Blanket

Walking shoes

Peanut butter

Honey

Protein bars

Personal hygiene kit with toothbrush, soap, medications

Matches

Candle

Flashlight with extra batteries

Eating utensils

Breathing masks (Niosh-N95)

Clothing change

 

 

COME TO A SUMMER GARDEN PARTY

 

ASID has created a fun summer garden party including light bites, snacks and summer cocktails.

 

Including Special Event Book Signing

With

 Celebrated Author & ASID Allied Member

Cynthia Brian for her new book "Gardening in Style".

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Special Flower Arranging Presentation by Alice's Table

presented by Event Executive Valli Hilaire.

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Enter code garden2018 for $5 discount

 

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BE THE STAR YOU ARE LAUNCHES 3RD BOOK

 

Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World

Book 3 in the Be the Star You Are!® Series

 

In this eye-opening third installment in the Be the Star You Are!®series, Be the Star You Are!Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World teaches everyone what it truly means to be a millennial: a motivated, independent, and selfless being who knows how to tap into today’s technology to not only become successful but to also help others do the same. You will discover 55 true stories about life’s greatest gifts as told by 31 incredible individuals. Each chapter ends with an inspirational quote and a simple and fun exercise to help you embrace your inner star qualities and live fuller. No matter what generation you were born into, you will gain a better understanding of the bridge between boomers and millennials. Be empowered to join their ranks of greatness and shine.  ISBN# ISBN:9761947637917

Only $15,95 with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3. Visit http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

 

 

SPONSOR AND VOLUNTEER FOR PEAR & WINE FESTIVAL

 

Bring the family and visit us at the Be the Star You Are!® booth at the Pear and Wine Festival where BTSYA volunteers will feature fun and inspiring activities for kids including a reading circle, mask making, and face painting. Buy a book and get a book free plus autographing sessions of our newest books.

 

Want to also SPONSOR our event! Email Cynthia@bethestaryouare.org.

 

Thanks to the Lamorinda Weekly Newspaper for once again sponsoring our booth at the Pear and Wine Festival,

 

BRING LITERACY HOME FOR FAMILIES

 

The Reading Tub is a literacy partner of Be the Star You Are!® where you can find honest reviews of books for kids. Check out their brand new website and read the books reviews by our BTSYA volunteers. Excellent resource for parents, teachers, librarians. Enjoy your summer.Get ready for back-to-school. Read a book!  https://thereadingtub.org/books/be-the-star-you-are/

 

The Reading Tub is a literacy partner of Be the Star You Are!® where you can find honest reviews of books for kids. Check out their brand new website and read the books reviews by our BTSYA volunteers. Excellent resource for parents, teachers, librarians. Enjoy your summer.

Get ready for back-to-school. Read a book!

 

 

How Do You Demonstrate Dignity?

By Karen Kitchel

 

Dignity is the right of a person to be valued and respected for their own sake, notes Wikipedia. An article in Psychology Today written by Donna Hicks refers to dignity as "our inherent value and worth as human beings; everyone is born with it."  We may not realize the great impact dignity has on our lives and our relationships. When we feel accepted, we have greater hope for the possibilities in our lives.

 

How do you demonstrate dignity?  Simply treat people with courtesy and kindness. It can be as simple as asking someone's name or looking them in the eye and saying good morning as you pass them by. The opposite is also true. If you lose a game and you say nasty things about your opponent, you are acting without dignity.

 

Sometimes people who don't look or act like us might cause us to think less of them, but it only takes a moment of thoughtfulness to prove our own dignity.  After serving breakfast to a woman at a homeless shelter recently, she came up to me and said "You don't just give us food, you give us dignity."   My immediate response was "that's how it should be."

 

 

Kindergarteners are often the best examples of demonstrating what dignity looks like. If they see a child fall down in a game or someone comes to school with a dirty shirt, they will wrap their arms around them to show their unbiased caring.

 

In 1994, Bob Dylan wrote a song called "Dignity" which includes these lyrics:

Got no place to fade, got no coat
I’m on the rollin’ river in a jerkin’ boat

Tryin’ to read a note somebody wrote
About dignity

 

Bio: Karen Kitchel is passionate about scattering kindness.  Currently she serves meals to the homeless, is a teacher, writer and mentor.  She can be reached at karenkitchel@comcast.net.

 

 

CAN YOU DONATE A NEW MAC COMPUTER OR LAPTOP?

 

Our BTSYA MAC computer no longer will allow us to work online. If you or your company can donate a new or refurbished desktop or laptop MAC, please email Cynthia@BetheStarYouAre.org. It’s pretty tough to work without the internet these days!  Thank you.

 

 

 

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU!

 

When you are looking for upbeat, positive, informative, and entertaining talk radio, tune in to StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® LIVE Wednesdays 4-5pm PT on the Voice America Network Empowerment Channel. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are

 

 

Also available in the archives and iTunes anytime. Descriptions and photos at http://www.StarStyleRadio.com

 

 

Our teens interview authors, celebrities, and entrepreneurs NOON PT every Tuesday on Express Yourself! on Voice America Kids Network.https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself

Also available in the archives and iTunes anytime. Descriptions and photos at http://www.ExpressYourselfTeenRadio.com

 

SHOP, GIVE, AND GET CONNECTED

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WAYS TO HELP

We appreciate a direct donation most of all via PAYPAL GIVING FUND at https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504.

Checks can be sent to PO Box 376, Moraga, California 94556

But here are other easy ways that assist our mission and don’t cost you a dime!

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4. Use GoodSearch to search the web & buy from your favorite stores,. Choose Be the Star You Are as your charity to support. You can log in with Facebook, too!http://www.goodsearch.com/goodto-go/be-the-star-you-are

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DONATE TODAY TO INCREASE LITERACY AND POSITIVE MESSAGES

 

Wherever your travels take you in this month of August, enjoy living.

Thank you for being part of our galaxy of stars.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Moraga, California 94556
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Summer Sprucing, Language Learning, Brains & Food

August 9, 2018

Summer is a time for entertaining. Is your home inviting, clean, and beautiful? It’s time to spruce up everything from the front door to the patio. Welcome your guests for some relaxing summer fun with tips by designer, Cynthia Brian.

Learning a new language can be daunting. Scientists have now pinpointed the best time of life to reach fluency. Kids are better than adults at picking up the “talk”. The best way to become proficient in a new language is through total immersion.

Hammocks are versatile because they are affordable super space savers, flexible, and are easily moved and stored.  They are perfect camping trip companions. Transport your dreams to exotic distant lands by installing a hammock in your backyard.  Undulating in your hammock, you can be anywhere your imagination takes you.

Wondering why you crave salt, sugar, and fat? We may still be trying to survive from our caveman days. Buy you can fix it and her healthy.
We just need to rewire our brains!

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/108483/hammock-time-spruce-up-your-home-language-learning

California wildfires are raging with triple digit temperatures fueling the devastation. Express Yourself! Teen Radio hosts & Be the Star You Are!® volunteers Joven Hundal and Siri Phaneendra are spearheading 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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kindness abnd body wisdom

August 8, 2018

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”  - Aesop

Host Katie Choo introduces our newest host, Siri Phaneendra who begins the show by talking about how kindness knows no boundaries. She gives examples how teens can offer acts of kindness in small ways to express gratitude and caring. The organization she began to help terminally ill children is called You and I Give. Guest author, Ann Todhunter Brode explains how to listen to, understand, respect, and work with our body’s innate wisdom in everyday living with A Guide to Body Wisdom. Learn how to deepen your intuition and spirituality, enhance your creativity and personal power, become more emotionally savvy, and heal old wounds.
Joven Hundal rounds out the hour with a fascinating segment of World Watch focused on diplomacy Joven believes that diplomacy is analogous to kindness in that it is a way to promote peace, cooperation, respect, acknowledgment, and kindness to one another.

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” Mother Teresa

Bio: Ann Todhunter Brode has been an Aston Patterning practitioner and body-oriented therapist in Santa Barbara for over forty years. A recognized master in her field, Brode writes down-to-earth, compassionate articles on the challenges & rewards of living consciously in the body. In addition, she has produced the beautiful body-centered CD Body Breath~ Three Guided Meditations. Her new book, A Guide to Body Wisdom- What Your Mind Needs to Know About Your Body (Llewellyn Worldwide) can be found online or at local bookstores.

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/108739/kindness-and-body-wisdom

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California wildfires are raging with triple digit temperatures fueling the devastation. Express Yourself! Teen Radio hosts & Be the Star You Are!® volunteers Joven Hundal and Siri Phaneendra are spearheading 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/

 

June newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/118164e4ca/288055965/bbd34d3431/

#StartWithaSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882and 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!
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Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®
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Towers of Flowers

August 7, 2018

by Cynthia Brian

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”
~George Moore

Europe has been experiencing the highest temperatures of recent years causing major forest fires, crop losses, beach restrictions, and deaths from the simmering heat. In all the times I had visited Ireland since my teen years, the sun never shone. Yet recently when I visited the Emerald Isle to attend a wedding, spend time with my first grade teacher, and embark on an overdue road trip with my childhood Irish pen pal, a heat wave was in full swing with temperatures in the high 90’s. Dusk didn’t arrive until at least 11pm when both the moon and the sun shared the sky.

Although the countryside was dry and golden, almost resembling a California June landscape, Dublin was ablaze in flowers. Everywhere we walked towers of flowers adorned street corners, tubs hung from pubs overflowed with glorious blooms, while horns honked at me as I foolishly stepped into the street to photograph the beauty. Even the Guinness Storehouse boasted a soaring riser of cascading petunias in vibrant hues of red, pink, and fuchsia. On the Aran Island of Inismor, thatched cottages were enlivened with baskets of purple petunias, blue, lavender, and white lobelia, and geraniums. The Doolin pier boasted an old boat loaded with+ flowers in yellows, oranges, and reds, while streets in Galway were lined with roses, agapanthus, verbena, astilbe, ivy, and even more petunias. Besides the exquisite flowers everywhere, I was enthralled by the doors that led to houseas for the fairies and leprechauns that adorned many of the landscapes.

Whenever I travel, I gravitate to gardens. No matter where I am in our wondrous world, experiencing the spectacular floral creations of a nation is enchanting. Gardens relax, refresh, and energize me. I return to California excited to create something fresh and new.
For a friend who raises chickens, I designed a birthday arrangement that felt sunny and bright using firecracker plants, hollyhocks, roses, nasturtium, calendula, Italium berries, and sorrel stalks all gathered in a rooster teapot.

My Irish first grade teacher always told me that she kept a leprechaun in her pocket. I was hoping to persuade her to let allow her little friend to emigrate to California with me, but I guess I’ll just have to make due with installing a fairy door on a tree and planting a few shamrocks.

This August as you travel, make sure to visit a few gardens and spend time exploring the towers of flowers at your destination. You’ll find what you need.

Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for August

BE ALERT for smoke and wildfires. Clear debris from around your house, cut dry grasses and limbs, and be sure to pack an emergency go bag.

DONATE to California Fire Relief Efforts through Operation Disaster Relief. More information at http://ow.ly/ks8A30lekGe

SPRAY roses for mildew and mites. Spray shaded crape myrtles for mildew and spray azaleas for thrip if necessary.  Ask for organic sprays at your favorite garden center or nursery.

SCATTER Sluggo to kill snails and slugs.

JOIN A.S.I.D. (American Society of Interior Designers) and Janus et Cie for a Summer Garden Party in San Francisco in honor of my new book, Growing with the Goddess Gardener, where you’ll enjoy a flower arranging demonstration, elegant bites, cocktails, presentation and book signing. Info at https://www.cynthiabrian.com/gardening

SOAK outdoor containers at least once weekly by allowing the water to fill the pots until water begins to drain from the bottom.

PROVIDE plenty of fresh water daily to pets during these hot months and feed them juicy summer fruits to enjoy such as watermelon, cantaloupe, blueberries, and tomatoes.

PLAN for fall planting of water thrifty plants including lavender, Plumbago, Black Eyed Susan, globe thistle, and honeysuckle vine. You’ll save on water bills for next year with these hardy perennials.

CREATE a beautiful arrangement straight from your summer garden with firecracker plants, hollyhocks, roses, nasturtium, calendula, and any grasses or reeds.

DESIGN a tower of flowers by using a pyramid stand and hanging baskets or pots from it filled with your preferred plants. Petunias, lobelias, pelargoniums, spider plants, and any draping plant will look terrific.

GROW a butterfly buffet by planting a mix of flowers that will provide food and habitat for caterpillars and butterflies through the fall. Keep your garden insecticide and pesticide free to attract other pollinators. Food species for caterpillars include oak, cherry, willow, dandelion, clover, and dill. For the butterfly, plant Echinacea, liatris, buddleia, agastache, and achillea. Milkweed will provide both larval nutrition and nectar for the adults.
 
PREPARE for fall by ordering spring blooming bulbs including allium, grape hyacinth, tulip, daffodil, hyacinth, and crocus.

GET a tetanus vaccine every ten years. Sometimes called lockjaw, tetanus is a serious disease caused from bacteria found in soil, manure, or dust. When humans get a cut or puncture, the bacteria may enter the body causing this serious infection.

CUT canes of blackberries back to the ground after harvesting.

MULCH when needed to maintain moisture and climate control.

PICK peaches, tomatoes, and zucchini as they ripen. Don’t let fruit or vegetables rot on the ground.

TIE up vines that have become unruly or prune to a desired contour.

STAY cool by the pool and celebrate August under the stars on beautiful warm evenings.

No matter where we travel, it’s always wonderful to come home. We love California living.

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.

Read more: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1212/Cynthia-Brians-Gardening-Guide-for-August-Towers-of-flowers.html

Cynthia Brian

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

Buy a copy of the new book, Growing with the Goddess Gardener, at www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store.

Available for hire for projects and lectures.
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Stings and Summer Pet Protections

August 1, 2018

Yellow jackets are wasps and are not related to bees.  Bees live in hives while yellow jackets create nests.  Yellow jacket workers typically have black and yellow stripes on a ½ inch long body. They have the ability to sting several times, injecting poisonous venom that causes intense pain, while bees can only sting once because their stinger becomes stuck in the skin of its victim. Find out how to protect yourself from the stings of summer with Cynthia Brian.

August is the hottest month of summer and your pets want to have fun in the sun while staying safe and cool.  Heather Brittany and Cynthia Brian offer important tips that will enhance the enjoyment for any of your animal friends. Dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, chickens, pigs, and goats all have different needs.  Water, ice, shade, pools, umbrellas, and trees will all be part of the pet play dates.

Listen at Voice America Network, The Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/108486/sting-protection-summer-health-for-pets

California wildfires are raging with triple digit temperatures fueling the devastation. Express Yourself! Teen Radio hosts & Be the Star You Are!® volunteers Joven Hundal and Siri Phaneendra are spearheading BTSYA Operation Disaster Relief. Please donate. http://ow.ly/ks8A30lekGe

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Joyfulness

August 1, 2018

“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell

While maintaining a healthy diet and exercising is crucial to a healthy lifestyle, studies have proven that being joyful is just perhaps even more crucial. Not only does it reduce stress, but having a positive attitude actually makes you far more productive. Hosts Jack Pawlakos and Katie Choo discuss the difference between happiness and joyfulness, offering personal thoughts on how they find joy in their life. It can be playing with your dog, watching the stars, listening to crashing waves, baking a cake. The hosts read two chapters, the Gift of Joyfulness and the Gift of Integrity from the anthology, Be the Star You Are!® Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World by Cynthia Brian. Siri Phaneendra shares how nature and meditation brings joy to our lives. We need to get away from social media and electronics to balance our daily life through allowing nature to be our teacher. Step outside and feel the joy!

“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.” Chuck Palahniuk

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/108583/gift-of-joyfulness

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June newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/118164e4ca/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

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 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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Storyworthy with Moth GrandSLAM Champ, Overbearing Parents, Phishing Attacks

July 27, 2018

Whether we realize it or not, we are always telling stories. On a first date or job interview, at a sales presentation, with family and friends — narrating events fills an ancient need to communicate, entertain, engage, and connect with others. And who better to teach the benefits of good storytelling than a 36-time Moth StorySLAM champion and 5-time GrandSLAM champion, bestselling author, and award-winning teacher, Matthew Dicks. He’ll discuss his book, Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, and Change Your Life through the Power of Storytelling.

Are you an adult who feels powerless every time your parent interrupts you with a comment or criticism? Adult children of overbearing parents are stuck in the parent-child relationships of their youths where the parent makes all the decisions. This negative chain of command can be broken and we’ll give you the clues.

Cyberattacks on individuals and companies are on the rise. Organized criminals steal bank accounts, identities, launch ransomware attacks, and worse. Cyber breaches have escalated on a daily basis as attackers deploy new technology and patience. Phishing is a first step. Find out how to protect yourself, at least a little.

Bio Matthew Dicks
Matthew Dicks is a bestselling novelist, thirty-six-time Moth StorySLAM champion, and five-time GrandSLAM champion. In addition to his widespread teaching, writing, and performing, he cofounded (with his wife) Speak Up, which produces sold-out storytelling performances throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York at least once a month. He lives in Connecticut. His website is www.MatthewDicks.com.

Listen at Voice America, Empowerment Channel:
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/107894/storyworthy-with-moth-grandslam-champ-overbearing-parents-phish

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

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 on line? #StartWithaSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882. Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..
Read our BTSYA Garden Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/8417ebf8e3/288055965/329f30721c/

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

June newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/118164e4ca/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

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

Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®
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The Sting

July 26, 2018

by Cynthia Brian

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”  Muhammed Ali

Every morning I walk through my garden in my flip-flops with a cup of coffee in hand to appreciate nature and to investigate what has transpired in the past twenty hours.  On this occasion I saw a small dead limb had fallen near one of my prized David Austin roses. Naturally, I reached down to pick it up. Immediately my left hand felt on fire, as if I had fallen into thorny brambles.  Instinctively I shook it and to my horror realized that my hand was covered with at least a dozen yellow jackets.

The stings were painful and I thought quickly, immediately removing my rings and running to the medicine cabinet to swallow two antihistamine tablets. The swelling began within minutes. I then poured vinegar over my hand and forearm and made a poultice from baking soda mixed with water that I slathered over the entire area and placed my hand in a bag of ice to reduce the inflammation. After an hour, hydrocortisone cream was applied, and re-applied as needed.

Yellow jackets are wasps and are not related to bees.  Bees live in hives while yellow jackets create nests.  Yellow jacket workers typically have black and yellow stripes on a ½ inch long body. They have the ability to sting several times, injecting poisonous venom that causes intense pain, while bees can only sting once because their stinger becomes stuck in the skin of its victim. In early spring, these carnivores hunt for insects keeping caterpillars and other garden pests away. But during warm weather, yellow jackets are out in force scavenging for sugar and food. You’ll find them prowling around trash cans, summer picnics, barbecues, and outdoor diners. A colony of yellow jackets, sometimes numbering in the thousands, builds nests underground, often using a gopher or rodent burrow as their home. They also create nests in house eaves, in walls, or under decks or porches. If you see a multitude of flying insects darting in and out, you probably have a nest of yellow jackets. They are aggressive and if provoked, will attack relentlessly, even chasing a person or an animal for great distances. Wasp venom contains an alarm secretion that will alert other yellow jackets to assault the target in an effort to protect the colony.  Yellow jackets stings are painful and sometimes can be fatal.

What Can You Do?

In the event of stinging, be aware of symptoms that may warrant immediate medical attention due to an allergic reaction called anaphylaxis.  Besides the localized swelling, pain, and redness from the sting, systemic symptoms include problems breathing or swallowing, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, and wheezing.  Call 911. Always seek medical assistance if stung in the mouth or neck.  For those who know they are allergic to bees or yellow jackets, it’s advised to carry an epi-pen.

When emergency medical intervention is not warranted, try these treatments to reduce the painful effects:
1.    Take an antihistamine immediately.
2.    Remove rings or jewelry.
3.    Pour vinegar on the affected area to act as an astringent.
4.    Make a paste of baking soda and water to neutralize the venom.
5.    Sprinkle meat tenderizer to reduce swelling and pain. Papain, a papaya enzyme,  will break down the venom.
6.    Wrap the wound in a cold pack or ice.
7.    Apply hydrocortisone cream to reduce swelling and itching.
Other popular home remedies include application of toothpaste, a wet tea bag, Preparation H, or a slice of onion.  Be aware that it may take a week or longer for the pain, swelling, and itching to subside.  Again, if in doubt about the severity of the sting, contact your physician.

Although my hand and forearm were swollen, red, and inflamed for three days, followed by several days of severe itching, fortunately for me I was not allergic to the multiple stings. I was prepared to call for medical help if needed and I did contact Vector Control who arrived promptly to eradicate the invaders. Felipe, the Vector Control technician discovered two yellow jacket nests in a hole near my azalea bush.  He informed me that yellow jackets will fly great distances to feed, therefore a nest in a neighborhood can negatively affect the entire block. Keep food sealed when outdoors and garbage cans closed so as not to attract these active aggressors.

If you find a nest of yellow jackets, don’t try to eradicate them yourself, call Vector Control. A trained technician wearing beekeeper attire will come to your home at no charge, examine the nest, and if it is a yellow jacket colony, he will exterminate it. You can also call a professional pest control company who will charge you a fee for removal. Make sure to positively identify flying insects as you don’t want to harm bees, honeybees, and bumblebees or other gentle ecosystem pollinators.

Bees are non-hostile and must sacrifice their lives when they sting, while yellow jackets are violent aggressors who sting numerous times. My version of Muhammed Ali’s quote may be more accurate as “Float like a butterfly, sting like a yellow jacket.”
 
Enjoy dining alfresco in these glorious warm days while being alert to keep the sting out of summer.
 
Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for August

⎫    CONTROL allergies by eating local honey. Researchers have found that by ingesting the honey from local bees, many allergy sufferers find relief.
⎫    CHECK the level of water for your lawn by putting a coffee cup on your grass then running your sprinklers. To stay green, lawns require about one inch of water.
⎫    SOW seeds for cool season Brassicas crops this month. Broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, kale, turnips, collards, and mustard will get a head start for fall and winter harvests.
⎫    PROVIDE water for birds, bees, and butterflies with a gurgling fountain in your garden.
⎫    WATCH for broken irrigation pipes. If you turn on your sprinkler and you find the pressure is low, investigate the cause. It usually is an underground pipe that is leaking or has broken.
⎫    PLANT colorful gazania, lobelia, primrose, and petunias for instant garden pizzazz.
⎫    DEADHEAD roses weekly. Your plant will stop blooming if you allow the rose hips to form.
⎫    ADD fragrance and bring beneficial pollinators to your landscape with black-eyed Susan, milkweed, Echinacea, aster, lavender, and bee balm.
⎫    WATER deeply and less frequently to train your garden to be water thrifty.
⎫    PROTECT your trees as they keep our environment cooler in summer, reduce wind, provide shade to unwind, and clean the air we breathe.
⎫    ADD depth and brightness to shade gardens by including astilbe, hosta, phlox, bleeding heart, trillium, helleborus, hardy geranium, and ferns to your landscape.
⎫    TURN kitchen and yard waste into high quality compost by either creating a compost pile, buying a bin, or tumbler.
⎫    READ my newest garden guide, Growing with the Goddess Gardener, while swinging in the shade in your hammock. Order copies at http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store today.
⎫    HARVEST tomatoes, peaches, peppers, zucchini, and cucumbers.
⎫    ACT quickly when stung by a bee or yellow jacket. Seek medical attention immediately if emergency symptoms emerge.
⎫    WEAR sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, gloves, and boots while gardening.  This is sage advice that I haven’t always followed but know I must. (Hence the flip-flops and the yellow jacket swarm!)

Have fun in the sun and savor summer sunsets.

Read more at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1211/Cynthia-Brians-Gardening-Guide-for-August-The-sting.html

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.

Cynthia Brian

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

July 25, 2018

“If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters.” Harvey Mackay

Integrity is the characteristic of being honest and showcasing strong moral principles, even when no one is looking.  Hosts Katie Choo and Jack Pawlakos interview reporter Siri Phaneendra and author Alice Boyes to delve into reality of having integrity. Siri believes that we must reflect on our behavior and speech every single day and be truthful. Dr. Alice Boyes offers simple strategies to get out of your own way and enjoy your life more with her newest book, The Healthy Mind Toolkit. She helps us overcome self-sabotaging habits in domains including thinking and self-talk. self-care, organization, money, work, and  relationships. Jack ends the hour discussing  the recent decline in people’s integrity attributed to increased usage of social media and electronics making it easier to get away with actions that are not  moral. A positive example of integrity was with the recent rescue of the boys and coach trapped in a flooding cave in Thailand. Everyone worked together for the common benefit of all.

Bio: Dr Alice Boyes was a clinical psychologist in her native New Zealand from 2008 to 2013 before turning to writing.  She has written two books - The Anxiety Toolkit published in 2015 and and The Healthy Mind Toolkit published in 2018 - and is a popular blogger for sites including Psychology Today and Harvard Business Review.  Her research has been published by the American Psychological Association.
Her latest book, The Healthy Mind Toolkit, is focused on how people can get out of their own way and overcome self-sabotaging habits in domains including thinking and self-talk. self-care, organization, money, work, and  relationships. https://www.amazon.com/Healthy-Mind-Toolkit-Simple-Strategies/dp/0143130706

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Dave Gerber with Leadership and Conflict Resolution, Free-Range Kids, Summer Checklist

July 18, 2018

Workplace disagreements are an everyday occurrence. In fact, it’s hard to avoid them. Whether working on a project, team or larger strategic issue, knowing how to address these conflicts at the onset can prevent a disaster waiting to happen.  Dave Gerber, President and Founder of Synergy Development and Training, LLC is a change catalyst, motivating people to become the best version of themselves. Dave inspires our audience to transform the way they engage with the world around them, build stronger relationships and organizations.

Fewer kids are walking to school alone or riding their bikes through their neighborhoods. Parents have been charged with neglect in some communities for allowing those activities. How can we raise independent children if we are shadowing them every second?

Summer is the best time of the year for enjoying fresh vegetables and fruits straight from your personal dirt. It’s also fire season and we need to heed the instructions to keep our homes safer from wildfires. Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian, takes us on a mid July walk on the wild side.

Bio: Dave Gerber
Dave Gerber, President and Founder of Synergy Development and Training, LLC, is a change catalyst, a futurist motivating leaders and individuals to become the best version of themselves to strengthen relationships, save money and generate revenue. Dave Gerber is a passionate speaker, Executive and Leadership Coach, Learning Expert, Master Trainer and Author (even has an instructor level black belt under a Martial Arts Hall of Famer.)  Dave has presented to, trained and coached more than 10,000 executives, managers and individuals across the United States. His talent for simplifying complex ideas into elegant solutions is a gift that leaves the people he supports with actionable learnings that can be implemented immediately. http://conflicthealer.com

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/107719/dave-gerber-with-leadership-and-conflict-resolution-free-range

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Hindsight and Healing Headaches

July 17, 2018

Is hindsight 20/20? Is there a balance between foresight and hindsight. We can’t be stuck in the past. We can learn from our mistakes, move on, and improve our future. Hosts Katie Choo and Joven Hundal interview Jan Mundo who shares her powerful, personalized, comprehensive program  to relieve migraines in The Headache Healer’s Handbook. In step-by-step instructions, she helps readers: discover and prevent the triggers and patterns that perpetuate their headaches and migraines; stop their pain on-the-spot; and transform their lives. In her caring and compassionate voice, she makes her techniques accessible to both occasional headache sufferers and those who have long felt misunderstood and misdiagnosed. Reporter Siri Phaneendra provides insight into hindsight as an opportunity to get to know yourself, to be patient with yourself, and to ultimately love yourself. Debuting as a reporter, Kenneth Jeon brings a new segment called 20/20 vision by talking about the special way films provide an avenue for reflection.

“Before, you are wise; after, you are wise. In between, you are otherwise.” - David Zindell, The Broken God

BIO: Jan Mundo has been healing headaches for more than forty-five years. She didn’t plan to become a healer, but as a young woman embarking on her spiritual path in 1970, she learned she could relieve headaches, including her own migraines, with her hands.
Mundo developed a mind-body program that teaches headache sufferers how to relieve and prevent their headaches naturally — without drugs and their side effects.

In The Headache Healer’s Handbook Mundo makes her techniques accessible to both occasional headache sufferers and those who have long felt misunderstood and misdiagnosed. As one of her clients expressed, “After thirty years of struggle, I feel as if I have a new lease on life.”

Jan Mundo has held programs at medical centers, universities, and corporations including Kaiser Permanente, Stanford University, and Apple. She is a certified Somatic Coach and massage therapist with advanced training in multiple healing modalities. She lives in New York City. More information at www.TheHeadacheCoach.com.

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Leprechauns, Shamrocks, Fire, and Ice

July 12, 2018

Join Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on an itinerary of magnificent scenery, legendary folklore, original music, rich culture, ancient language, and curious customs as they travel through the Emerald Isle of Ireland.  Will they see any tiny leprechauns or find a pot of gold?  They will definitely imbibe a pint or two of Guinness and dance an Irish jig.  Cynthia may practice her minimal Gaelic.  After searching for shamrocks and learning tales of St. Patrick, they’ll head off for an adventure in the land called the midnight sun (where there is no sun) of Iceland where boiling mud pots, spurting geysers, and icy glaciers co-exist. You’ll find them riding Icelandic ponies, swimming in the Blue Lagoon, and hiking behind waterfalls. And who knows, since both countries are locations for shooting Game of Thrones, they may just fly with dragons.  Tune in for an hour of wild travel experiences before you plan your getaway. http://www.cynthiabrian.com

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Hammock Time

July 11, 2018

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,
we must carry it with us or we find it not. “
                                             ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

While I was traveling in Southeast Asia, I was enthralled with the multitude of hammocks hung everywhere…on balconies, under eaves of storefronts, under houses built on stilts on the Mekong River, between trees in a field, in marketplace stalls, even on rickety boats. Because of the intense heat and humidity that assaults life between noon and four in the afternoon, workdays begin in the early morning, then continue until nine or ten at night, while in between everyone cools off with a swinging siesta.

In the Amazon rainforest, my husband and I slept in hammocks covered by mosquito netting. The first hammocks date back to over a thousand years ago and were made from the bark of the Hamak tree. Christopher Columbus is credited with bringing hammocks back to Europe after his encounter with the Taino tribes who tied these nets between trees for their slumber and protection. Because hammocks were off the ground, there was less chance of bites from insects, snakes, rats, or other creatures.

My favorite hammock experiences have always been at beaches in tropical locales where hammocks are attached to swaying palm trees.  In Hawaii, Tahiti, Bermuda, the many islands of the Caribbean, and throughout the coastlines of Central and South America, I have always scouted the sand for the perfect rocking repose where I can read a book, take a nap, or just listen to the pounding waves while the birds chirp in paradise.

Summer is the perfect time to lounge in a hammock under the shade, especially after a few hours of strenuous gardening, Swiss researchers published a scientific explanation why hammocks are loved the world over.  The gentle rocking motion of a hammock synchronizes brain waves allowing us to get to sleep quicker while attaining a deeper state of relaxation.  No wonder babies quiet when being rocked!

Between my Japanese maples and my magnolia trees, I secured two double hammocks so that two to four people could enjoy the benefits of a summertime break.  It is restful to sway in these hammocks with the fragrance of my roses and lavender wafting around me.  I watch the butterflies and bees darting throughout my flowers while I listen to the sound of the breeze and the crooning songbirds.

Hammocks are versatile because they are affordable super space savers, flexible, and are easily moved and stored.  They are perfect camping trip companions.  The net hammocks purchased in Vietnam pack into a small ball, while the heavier cloth hammocks I bought stateside roll into a cloth bag for storage.  

If traveling is not on your agenda for this summer, consider a staycation with the potential to transport your dreams to exotic distant lands by installing a hammock in your backyard.  Undulating in my hammock, I can be anywhere my imagination takes me.

It’s hammock time.  You can’t touch this!

Cynthia Brian’s Mid Month Gardening Tips:

VISIT gorgeous gardens while you travel. For the best private gardens in America that are open to visitors visit www.opendaysprogram.org .

SHAKE out boots or shoes that you leave outside before putting them on your feet. A visitor may have taken up residence inside and give your toes a nibble. (I’ve had lizards, frogs, spiders, and more in my gardening boots!)

PERUSE bulb catalogues to see what new bulbs are emerging for fall planting. Orders will need to be placed before the end of the month for autumn shipping.

JOIN internationally acclaimed speakers, exhibitors, and chefs at America’s largest celebration of pure food with heirloom and organic displays, heritage livestock, poultry, and more at The National Heirloom Exposition September 11-13 in Santa Rosa. Mark your calendars now. Visit www.TheHeirloomExpo.com

EAT more watermelon! A standard slice provides 1/3 of your daily vitamins A and C, plus you’ll get lots of potassium and lycopene with only a 90-calorie bump.

REPAIR broken irrigation pipes immediately. If you notice that your sprinklers have little pressure, look for leaks. Besides wasting water, and the cost incurred, your garden could suffer without proper amounts of H2O.

CALL your electric company (PGE in our area) if you are planning to dig deep holes so that they can make sure you are digging in a safe place.

SUCCESSION planting is in order if you like a continual crop of lettuces, carrots, beets, radishes, and corn.

PREPARE a refreshing Jell-O salad that looks like fresh flowers with an online video tutelage.
GROW sunflowers to attract bees and pollinators to help terminate the “bee-apocalypse”.

IMPRESS friends by growing adenium desert rose, an appealing succulent with deep red or pink blossoms that truly shouts, “It’s summer!”

ROOT cuttings from hydrangeas to expand your collection.

PLANT lamium pink pom pom in a rock wall to create a crack garden.

CUT pixie roses for a simple indoor arrangement. If you love roses but have a small area, try planting miniature roses that pack a punch.

RELAX this summer with a hammock tied between two trees or poles.

Read more at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1210/Cynthia-Brians-Digging-Deep-for-July-Hammock-Time.html

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.
Cynthia Brian

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

July 7, 2018

In this show, host Joven Hundal deals with the topics of Independence as well as Summer to celebrate both the beginning of summer as well as the Fourth of July. Joven starts the show by reading a chapter from one of Be the Star You Are's anthologies. The chapter is by Express Yourself! producer Cynthia Brian and explores her journey to find the true meaning of freedom and independence as she goes behind the Iron Curtain for months in the USSR, Latvia, and Poland. Next, Joven interviews authors Helga Hedgewalker and Estelle Daniels, who have come out with the book Color a Magic Spell: 26 Picture Spells to Color and Manifest. They talk about what exactly magic and spells are, how similar they are to positive thinking and reinforcement, and how to best tailor your experience with their coloring book to improve your well-being. Finally, reporter Caitlin Sim brings back her segment Ode to Literature where she talks about the classic novel Their Eyes were Watching God. She discusses the themes behind the novel, the novel's relevance today, and the context in which it was first published.

 

Bios

 

Helga Hedgewalker is a visionary artist, Gardnerian High Priestess, and Witch with decades of professional experience in print design, illustration, book design, package design, web graphics, and advertising. She is a founding member of the Minneapolis Collective of Pagan Artists, and co-owner of The Spirit Parlour, a shop and blog of magic, mysticism, and spirituality that can be found at SpiritParlour.com.

 

In her spare time Helga works in large-scale painting on canvas, digital collage, costuming, and designing coloring books. Her recent works can be seen at HelgaHedgewalker.com. She also loves creating ritual tools, making seasonal crafts, and swimming. Someday she plans to become a mermaid and swim far away...

 

Estelle Daniels is the author of Astrologickal Magick (Weiser, 1995), a guide to timing your life using astrology, and co-author of Pocket Guide to Wicca (Crossing Press, 1998) and Essential Wicca (Crossing Press, 2001), books on the religion and practice of Wicca, written with her late spouse, Paul Tuitean. She also wrote Tarot Lore and Other B.S. (Jester Studio Press, 2014), Breaking the Rules Tarot: The Book of Interpretations (Jester Studio Press, 2016), and Practical Tylering: A Field Magick Manual (Jester Studio Press, 2017). She co-designed Breaking the Rules Tarot Deck with Peggy McDowell (Jester Studio Press, 2016).

 

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The Gifts of Care Giving with Connie Goldman, Giving Space, Heart Protection

July 6, 2018

NPR producer, radio host, and author, Connie Goldman sheds light on caregiving with her newest books, The Gifts of Caregiving: Stories of Hardship, Hope and Healing, and Wisdom from Those In Care. Their stories speak of changes, challenges and often sacrifice, but more importantly, the gifts of insight, inspiration, and healing they received from the caregiving commitment to their family. In this second edition, a companion to Wisdom from Those in Care: Conversations, Insights and Inspiration, each chapter ends with the author’s thoughts and discussion questions to encourage readers to explore more deeply their thoughts and feelings about similar situations.  

As much as you love your partner, do you ever feel like you are suffocating? Find space in your relationship to be you and reap the rewards for better communication and intimacy.

Are you putting your ticker in danger?  AARP and the American Heart Association are working together to offer simple fixes to lower your risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Learn the simple healthy paths to a stronger heart.

BIO: Connie Goldman
Connie Goldman is an award-winning radio producer and reporter. Beginning her broadcast career with Minnesota Public Radio, she later worked for several years on the staff of National Public Radio in Washington D.C. For more than 35 years her public radio programs, books, and speaking have been exclusively concerned with the changes and challenges of aging and family caregiving.  Recently, she’s collected the thoughts and experiences of those in care, as they are the other half of the caregiver story.

Grounded in the art of personal stories collected from hundreds of interviews, Connie's presentations are designed to inform, empower, and inspire. Her message on public radio, in print and in person is clear— any time of life can be an opportunity for new learning, exploring creative pursuits, self-discovery, spiritual deepening, and continued growth. www.congoldman.org

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The Gift of Health and Pilates

July 5, 2018

“To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” -Buddha

Health is a diverse topic with many nuances to explore. Hosts Joven Hundal and Jack Pawlakos do just that in a Gift of Health edition of Express Yourself! The teens start the program with an edition of Jack's segment Trends without Ends, where they discuss both positive and negative health trends regarding teenagers and the general populace. They go on to interview HIIT pilates instructor and wellness coach Melanie Kotcher as she discusses her line of work and how she first got into it. They learn how pilates can affect all aspects of one's life, and how to improve their own well-being through different coaching processes that Kotcher champions. They also discuss how to best motivate people, especially teens, to exercise and yearn to improve themselves. Finally, Joven and Jack interview new reporter Siri Phaneendra about the art of meditation and how to best tailor one's own meditation experience to meet their desired needs.

“There's nothing more important than our good health - that's our principal capital asset.” - Arlen Specter

Bio: Melanie Kotcher is a HIIT Pilates Instructor and Wellness Coach for busy women and men looking for quick, effective, and sustainable solutions to tighten/tone, lose weight, release stress, gain confidence, and of course, have fun. Melanie holds a Pilates Mat Certificate from Equinox’s Pilates Teacher Training Institute and an Advanced Diploma in Coaching from the New York University School of Professional Studies. Her customized individual wellness programs include HIIT Pilates training in the comfort of your own home, a shopping list, meal plan, dining out guide, and an optional wellness coaching enhancement (which can also be booked as a stand-alone service). Wellness programs and workshops are also offered for corporations, nonprofits, and private group parties. Melanie has always had a passion for fitness and strongly believes that practicing mind/body balance can produce life-changing effects. Combining her various personal and professional life experiences into a comprehensive wellness program, Melanie’s approach is practical, time-efficient, highly-effective, and most importantly, personal. http://www.melaniekotcher.com

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Independence Daze

July 5, 2018

“Independence now and forever.” Daniel Webster

Anticipating the celebration of the 4th of July was a huge deal when I was a kid. Those were the days when three weeks before the big day, stands selling fireworks, rockets, sparklers, fountains, and more would line country roads and highways. Our station wagon filled with kids would pull up to these pop-up booths as we begged our parents for our favorite explosive entertainment.  Our Dad and uncles would buy boxes of various items to ignite on my grandparent’s ranch to the thrilling ooh’s and ah’s of our large Italian family. Safety was always a major concern as we often read in the newspaper about people who lost a hand or started a fire while being less cautious. My Dad was a Captain in our county’s volunteer fire department and he made sure that our Independence Day fun was safely executed.

Our morning would begin with us marching with our farm animals decorated in ribbons of red, white, and blue in a local parade, where there were always more participants than spectators.  A delicious picnic with produce harvested fresh that morning followed. A bounty of salads of tender greens, juicy tomatoes, crunchy beans, and tangy cucumbers flavored with garlic, olive oil, and wine vinegar remain in my memory. But it was the first bite of roasted white sweet corn slathered with butter and basil for the pre-fireworks barbecue that still to this day makes my mouth water.  
 
The sound of weed whackers, lawn mowers, chain saws, blowers, and giggling children indicates that summer has arrived. In the heat of the day, swimming pools become our refuge while our patios are the place to kick back after a long day at work.  Our gardens are resplendent with the colors of the rainbow as nature’s annuals and perennials burst into bloom.  Hydrangeas, Oriental lilies, daylilies, roses, gladioli, kalanchoe, clematis, and my favorite for this season, godetia. Godetia is not only brilliantly beautiful but also deer resistant. Swallowtails are fluttering throughout the landscape and finches have taken up residence in my favorite birdhouse perch.  My garden is a living, breathing firecracker!

We must temper this marvelous warm weather excitement with our distressing recollections of the recent destructive wildfires. HEED the checklist from our local fire departments to create a defensible space around your home.  To reiterate fire district recommendations:
ϖ    Prevent embers from igniting your home by clearing leaves, needles, and debris from gutters, eaves, porches, and decks.
ϖ    Trim grasses and weeds.
ϖ    Prune tree limbs to keep the lowest branches 6-10 feet from the ground.
ϖ    Reduce “fire fuel laddering” by not allowing bushes or trees to touch one another.
ϖ    Keep combustible materials 15 feet away from structures.
ϖ    Maintain your property and be alert for any fire danger.
For further safety tips visit http://www.mofd.org/fire-prevention/abatement

Whether you march in a parade, hike, bike, eat pancakes, picnic, barbecue, or dance to your favorite beats, may you make your own memories this Independence Day while watching fireworks sponsored by our localities. Let freedom ring!

Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for July

FIGHT fleas and ticks organically with DEET-free Yard Guard Cedar spray. These blood-sucking pests carry multiple diseases for humans and pets. Use coupon code SUMMER18 and save 10% off your order at www.NaturesLawn.com !

BE SAFE on the 4th of July. Only 295 communities throughout California allow for the “safe and sane” use of individual fireworks.  For more information visit: http://ca-fireworks.presskit247.com/

WATER your orchids with an ice cube weekly. This is a simple to monitor the moisture and keep your orchids hydrated and healthy.

BUY-A-ROCKET to support the 4th of July fireworks in Moraga. https://secure.rec1.com/CA/moraga-parks-recreation/catalog/index?search=rocket

MOW lawns more frequently cutting no more than 1/3 of the grass height at each mowing to keep your lawns healthy. Water deeply and infrequently!

HARVEST plums and apricots. Pick up fallen fruit to prevent disease to the trees.

FIRE up the barbecue to grill your favorite veggies and sweet stone fruits.

PLANT squash now to use their blossoms for cooking in thirty to forty days! Sowing okra, dill, and cilantro will add to your garden’s bounty later in the summer.

ENJOY containers or pathways of citronella geraniums, also called the Mosquito Plant or Pelargonium citrosum, in areas where you walk. The citrusy scent is pleasant when brushed up against, however, despite mass perception, my experience informs me that this plant, which does not contain citronella, does not deter the pesky biters. Empty all vessels with standing water daily to avoid an aquatic mosquito-breeding field.  Turn on a fan and light a citronella candela.

Be grateful that we live in this beautiful land of spacious skies, fruited plains, and purple mountain majesties! Proud to be an American!

Celebrate with glee our Independence this 4th of July!  Hurray, it is summer!

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing.
Read more: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1209/Cynthia-Brians-Gardening-Guide-for-July.html

Cynthia Brian

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