Headlined Guests

Headlined Guests that have appeared on BBS Radio

Guest Occupation: Singer,Songwriter,Musician,Entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

R O B E R T

"K O O L"

B E L L 

LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN 

With R&B/SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ/DISCO GROUP

K  O  O  L  

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T  H  E

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Kool & the Gang, officially launched in 1969, after performing for five years under various band titles, has influenced the music of three generations and, at the age of 49, the band has become true recording industry legends.

Thanks to iconic songs like CelebrationCherishJungle BoogieSummer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums.

In 1979, Kool & the Gang unveiled a smooth new sound with Ladies Nigh and became their first platinum album. The #1 R&B title track reached #8 at Pop. It was followed by Too Hot (#3 R&B, #5 Pop). The 80’s would see them dominate the mainstream, starting with the double platinum-selling album Celebrate (driven by the international monster hit Celebration, which spent six weeks atop the R&B chart and became a #1 Pop single).

Celebration, which played as the American hostages returned from Iran, remains de rigueur at joyous occasions worldwide. The smashes Get Down On ItTake My HeartLet’s Go DancingJoannaTonightMisled, the #1 R&B, #2 Pop giant Cherish and the #1 R&B anthem Fresh (these last three from the multi- platinum LP Emergency) solidified the group’s international stardom.

In 2014, they were honored with a BET Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award and in October 2015, in the town they sing about in one of their earliest hits, “Hollywood Swinging,” Kool & the Gang was honored to take their place as American musical icons with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2016, they released a single, "Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours),” which rose to #15 on the Billboard Adult R& B chart. The song signifies a modernization of Kool & the Gang’s unmistakable sound, down to the dance floor-tailored bass grooves and the perfectly timed horns. It was their first airplay chart hit in a decade.

Kool & the Gang’s 50th Anniversary is just around the corner. Here is how they have begun to celebrate the milestone:

Induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

In a touching tribute, a street they grew up on in Jersey City has been renamed in their honor: “Kool & the Gang Way.”

“Celebration” was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame

Kool’s bass is displayed at the new Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

Artifacts from the band’s archive have recently gone on display, next to Count Basie, at the newly- opened Grammy Museum Experience in Newark, NJ.

Induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

Kool & the Gang continues to delight fans around the globe with their timeless hits and amazing live performances.

For more information about Robert “Kool” Bell

and Kool & the Gang

visit…

www.koolandthegang.com …Official website

www.facebook.com/koolandthegang  …Facebook

www.lekoolchampagne.com … Just Kool Champagne

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music, News, TV & Film
Animalia
Guest Occupation: Puppeteer
Guest Biography:

Hobey Ford’s Golden Rod Puppets

 

Winner of puppetry's highest honor, the UNIMA Citation of Excellence, and recipient of three Jim Henson Foundation grants, Hobey Ford is known for excellence in puppetry performance and craft. 

 

Hobey's intricate shadow puppetry work and creation of the original rod puppets, the "Foamies", have earned him a place on stages across the world. Hobey's performances incorporate a variety of puppetry styles including Bunraku, rod, marionettes, "Foamies", and shadow puppetry. Hobey adapts folk tales from various cultures for many of his performances, always adding a special "Golden Rod" twist. He uses his own voice to create characters and sound effects, tell stories, and sing. 

 

Hobey utilizes his artistic study at The State University of New York at Purchase and the University of North Carolina at Asheville to design and construct all of his Golden Rod Puppets and the beautiful sets that surround them. Hobey also draws on his early experiences growing up in coastal Connecticut or living in a Nevada Native American community in writing the scripts for some of his performances such as "Whale Walker" and "Turtle Island Tales".  

 

Hobey is considered both an innovator in puppetry craft and a master storyteller. He has created both the "Foamies" and the clever hand puppet known as "Peepers". The "Foamies" are large animal puppets carved from blocks of foam. After studying each animal's characteristic movements, Hobey designs various control mechanisms to make the puppets themselves move in a life-like manner. The "Foamies" are presented using both stage and house performance space.

 

Hobey tours a variety of shows for educational performances and family concerts including: World Tales – puppetry techniques and stories from around the world; Animalia – the beautiful story of the animal world, ecology, metamorphosis, and animals who are endangered; Turtle Island Tales – Native American stories with moving scenery and exquisite shadow puppetry.

 

Hobey’s production Migration is a sequel to the popular Animalia. Migration is the story of Beatriz, a young girl who travels with her family from their home in Mexico to work the harvest in Maine. The story of Beatriz’ journey is juxtaposed with the stories of other animals that migrate: Monarch Butterflies, polar bears, the Godwit bird and the Sperm Whale.   These extremely realistic puppets are performed behind a thin circular theatrical scrim onto which is projected Hobey’s original artwork.  The puppets appear to be performing within the video projections on a hypnotic dance between the puppeteer, puppets and original artistic scenery.

Hobey’s latest production, Sea Song,  is about a city boy, addicted to video games is sent to at a remote beach house with his grandmother far from any internet.  There the boy discovers the wonder of sea turtles and nature.

 

In conjunction with The Kennedy Center's Partnership In Education program, Hobey provides teacher workshops in puppetry across the country: "Telling Folktales With Shadow Puppetry", “The Magic of Peepers Puppets: Exploring Writing Through Puppetry” and "From Larvae to Butterfly: Metamorphosis Through Puppetry".

Guest Category: Arts
Rommel Sacan
Guest Occupation: LA-based singer songwriter
Guest Biography:

Rommel Sacan

Rommel is an LA-based singer songwriter from the Philippines. He has taken his music in venues like the Pasadena Cable Channel, UC Irvine, Fullerton College as well as Hollywood venues like Viper Room, Pig ‘n Whistle, etc.

Rommel’s songs are bluesy love songs elevating eco-social consciousness musically documenting how our hearts are shattered by the kind of world we create and time and time again resurrected by the love in the music we share.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Melissa Metcalf Le Roy
Guest Occupation: Certified Holistic Nutritional Practitioner
Guest Biography:

MELISSA METCALF LE ROY

“I dropped from a size 16 to a size 0!” – Melissa Metcalf Le Roy

Melissa is a Certified Holistic Nutritional Practitioner (CHNP) who after years of weight gain and chronic pain sought the help of doctors and has ended up with nine prescriptions, but with no long term solution.

After meeting with Dr. Joseph V. Picone she was diagnosed with a rare disease. On Dr. Picone`s recommendation, she added digestive enzymes and altered her diet. She overcomes her inflammation and an overgrowth of bad gut bugs and has lost close to ninety pounds she had put on while battling this illness.

Melissa currently works at Foothills Wellness Center where she helps people heal themselves. She is a nutrition coach who shares her menus on her blog On Fire Healing. She has been awarded her CHNP license and a certificate in Native American Health Studies through Western Carolina University. Once overweight and unhealthy she now actively participates in road races, half marathons and Spartan Races.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Nutrition, Kids & Family, Medicine, News, Science, Self Help, Technology
Brian Luce
Guest Occupation: Flutist
Guest Biography:

BRIAN LUCE

Brian Luce, “an authoritative soloist” praised for his “technical agility” and “lyric power,” teaches at The University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music and is a member of the Arizona Wind Quintet. He has performed as a principal flutist for orchestras in Illinois, Texas, and Pennsylvania. He also performed with the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Dallas Bach Society, Dallas Wind Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, and Keystone Wind Ensemble. Brian performs chamber music and concertos in addition to presenting master classes worldwide.

He is a prizewinner in the National Flute Association, Myrna Brown, Mid-South, and Kingsville International young artist competitions. His compositions, arrangements, and realizations are published by Editions BIM and IntegrityInk, and he has written for the Flutist Quarterly and Flute Talk Magazine. He has recorded for the Naxos, Albany, Toccata Classics, and Citadel labels. A Yamaha Artist, Brian has played Yamaha flutes exclusively since 1996.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Christopher Caliendo
Guest Occupation: Composer, guitarist and publisher
Guest Biography:

CHRISTOPHER CALIENDO

Hailed “a wunderkind!” by LA Weekly, composer, guitarist and publisher, Christoper Caliendo’s world music has been embraced world-wide finding equal resonance with film studios, philharmonics, chamber societies, the Vatican, the U. S. Military, virtuosi, political figures and celebrities.

His music is performed and recorded  by students and virtuosi alike and has been the subject of  doctoral dissertations. His sheet music catalog of world music for flute alone has more than 350 original compositions and arrangements made available as digital downloads at www.christophercaliendo.com

Keith Hannaleck of Gramophone Magazine has described Christopher as, “… one fantastic guitar player … simply masterful and as fluid as humanly possible. A great composer … one of the best musicians in the world.”

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Arielle Ford
Guest Occupation: Author and spiritual movement contemporary
Guest Biography:

ARIELLE FORD

Arielle Ford is a leading personality in the personal growth and contemporary spirituality movement. For the past 30 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting consciousness through all forms of media. She is a celebrated love and relationship expert, author, speaker, and is the co-creator and host of Evolving Wisdom’s Art of Love series. Her mission is to help women Find Love, Keep Love and Be Love.

As the president of The Ford Group, Arielle was widely recognized as America’s foremost book publicist and was instrumental in launching the careers of many NY Times bestselling self-help authors including Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Neale Donald Walsch, don Miguel Ruiz, and Debbie Ford.  Arielle was the publicist for dozens of other top selling authors such as Wayne Dyer, Marianne Williamson, Louise Hay, Gary Zukav, Dean Ornish, Joan Borysenko,  Jorge Cruise, and don Miguel Ruiz. She is retired for the PR & marketing.

Arielle is a gifted writer and the author of eleven books including the international bestseller, THE SOULMATE SECRET: Manifest The Love of Your Life With The Law of Attraction (published in 21 languages and 40 countries).

She has also written many groundbreaking books including Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate: A Practical Guide To Happily Ever After and Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships, and  Turn Your Mate Into Your Soulmate.   Her latest book is Inkspirations, Love By Design: Coloring the Divine Path to Manifest Your Soulmate, the world’s first transformational coloring book.

A long-time “Student of Love,” Arielle regularly presents workshops around the world including England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Kuwait, Canada, Romania, Ireland, Austria and Bali as well as personal growth centers such as Omega Institute, Kripalu, The Chopra Center, Esalen, Alternatives in London, AwesomenessFest, Celebrate Your Life, and many other prestigious venues..

Arielle has been called “The Cupid of Consciousness” and “The Fairy Godmother of Love.” She lives in La Jolla, CA with her husband/soulmate, Brian Hilliard and their feline friends. 

Guest Category: Literature, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Cool House Band
Guest Biography:

DOLLY RAMIREZ and JJ SCHOCH as COOLHOUSE

CoolHouse is an L.A. based indie folk duo, Dolly Ramirez and JJ Schoch.

Dolly Ramirez is a vocalist/songwriter and Owner/operator of Divine Rebel Music, a music promotion company.  Jean-Jacques (JJ) Schoch is a composer/multi-instrumentalist.  Together, they are the Americana duo, CoolHouse.

Though born in Mexico, Dolly grew up in Los Angeles, raised on the passionate sounds of Ranchera ballads and other Spanish music. From the time she was a little girl, she loved to sing and knew that was all she wanted to do. 

She eventually found her way to Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Whitney Houston, Patsy Cline. Determined to hit every note, she had no idea she was working out and developing those muscles. In time, she got over her debilitating stage-fright when her partner JJ encouraged her to attend and perform Open Mics and local music jams.  

Dolly’s voice has been described as having the power of Linda Ronstadt, the soul of Aretha Franklin, and the vulnerability of Brandi Carlile.  She now performs all over Los Angeles with CoolHouse, and as a vocalist in multiple music projects. Dolly loves supporting the music community through Divine Rebel Music, creating intimate and fun opportunities and venues for local musical artists.  

An accomplished composer producer, arranger, and songwriter, Jean-Jacques (JJ) Schoch has been involved with music, in one way or another, since he was very young. Raised by musical parents from Switzerland, Jean-Jacques grew up in Bethesda, Maryland outside of Washington D.C., where he studied cello, piano, bass and music composition. While living in the Washington area, he played in traditional orchestras and string quartets, as well as bands playing eclectic blends of jazz, funk, rock and bluegrass.

A modern-day Renaissance man… musician, writer and inventor, Jean-Jacques is at his core a passionate, gifted composer. Blessed with European charm and a wonderful sense of melody, he is fluent on piano, electric & upright bass and guitar. As a singer/songwriter, Jean-Jacques paints offbeat stories delivered in his distinctive vocal style.

JJ has recorded with the Gap Band (on Bass) co-written music with Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire, and performed live opening up for Stevie Nicks, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne, Stevie Wonder, Linda Ronstadt, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Taj Mahal, and Gil Scott Heron.

“I have been drawn to the beauty of music since I was a young boy learning to play piano and cello, and started composing and songwriting since I was 12.

CoolHouse plays all over Los Angeles, and performs in a monthly residency called Roadhouse Series Presents at the infamous Coffee Gallery Backstage in Alta Dena, CA.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Julie Potiker
Guest Occupation: Attorney
Guest Biography:

JULIE POTIKER

Author and mindfulness expert Julie Potiker is an attorney who began her serious study and investigation of mindfulness after graduating from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program at the University of California, San Diego.

She was trained by Kristin Neff, Christopher Germer and UCSD as a Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher. She went on to study with Rick Hanson, becoming a graduate of his Positive Neuroplasticity Training Professional Course.

Potiker also completed Brené Brown’s Living Brave Semester. Now, she shares these and other mindfulness techniques with the world through her Mindful Methods for Life trainings and her new book: “Life Falls Apart, but You Don’t Have To: Mindful Methods for Staying Calm In the Midst of Chaos.”

She holds a B.G.S. from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from George Washington University.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help
Volkan Can Canbolat
Guest Occupation: Violinist
Guest Biography:

VOLKAN CAN CANBOLAT, Ph.D., aka “VOLKAN THE VIOLINIST”

Volkan Can Canbolat hails from Izmir, Turkey, where he began his violin studies at the age of ten at the Dokuz Eylul State Music Conservatory, continuing his studies at the Conservatory until his graduation in 2011. 

Can’s concert performances have taken him around the world, from his original Turkey to Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Pakistan, Israel, Italy, Portugal and the United States. His worldwide performances have included solo recitals, chamber music and appearances as a soloist with orchestras. Can Canbolat holds Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Minnesota School of Music.

He currently serves on the violin faculty at the renowned music conservatory in Los Angeles, the Colburn School. 

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Matty B Woooo
Guest Occupation: Road to Recovery Expert
Guest Biography:

MATTY B WOOOO

We all need a Guardian Angel at some point in our lives, but we never know when our Guardian Angel will show up. In my case, she showed up just in the nick of time.

NO CASUALITIES

If you happen to be standing at the FUBAR CROSSROAD of your life, not knowing which direction to go, you can either have a drunk driver hit you head-on at sixty miles an hour or come along with me on my journey from loser to embarking on the road to recovery. If I could do it, you can do it.

A NEW OPPORTUNITY

It took a sixty-mile-an-hour, head-on collision with a drunk driver, when I was twenty-five and waking up ten days later from a coma, massive memory loss, debilitating paralysis and excruciating pain to find myself standing at my FUBAR CROSSROAD. Fortunately, God gave me a do-over.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Sports & Recreation
Cynthia Brando
Guest Occupation: Los Angeles singer songwriter
Guest Biography:

CYNTHIA BRANDO

Cynthia Brando is a Los Angeles singer songwriter with a recognizably unique voice, which has been described as “equal parts silk and Stevie Nicks.” Cynthia has developed a connection with fellow musicians and appreciators as a performer all across the Los Angeles region and beyond-sharing her unique “vintage vibe” powerful vocals and steady acoustic folk rock rhythms in clubs, homes and as a street performer.

She has played notable shows at House of Blues in Hollywood, music festivals and has completed her second tour across the country.

Cynthia is the founder of Music Emerging-a site dedicated to the emotional well being of people in the music industry. She has been published as a guest writer on the music sites “Music Clout,” and “Music Industry How To,” and has received honorable mentions for her music in the Songdoor International Songwriting Competition and the American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest.

Cynthia is a 2017 recipient of a Hemera Foundation Fellowship Award for her music. Her new album, “The Treehouse Trio Sessions” was released in June of 2018 with positive national and international reviews. Music Connection Magazine included it in their “Top 20 Prospects of 2018” list.

“I have lived in Los Angeles now since the end of 2013 when I moved from a quiet Northern Californian town where I had a rural lifestyle. I moved here in my late 30’s to do something musical with my life. I wasn’t exactly clear on what form that would take-but my heart always gravitated towards music. I was not born a musician. It took me a very long time to reach the point where I felt good enough to make such a big move. I also came up against many emotional roadblocks in my life that stopped me from following my dreams.

My life has completely changed when I moved to one of the major musical capitals of the world. There are continually MANY challenges, but I get to do something I love every day in the form of writing, performing, recording, traveling and so much more. 

In these years, I have performed in many venues, festivals, homes, and as a street performer-I started a project-Music Emerging, where I devote time to the emotional well being of my fellow colleagues in the music industry with my blog, workshops, life coaching and other resources. 

I hope to inspire others to work through any fears they may have that stand in the way of their own dreams. I’m excited about sharing my music and stories with others on this fascinating path of the creative and working musician!”

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Elaine T Silver
Guest Occupation: Divorce attorney and mediator
Guest Biography:

ELAINE T. SILVER, ESQ.

Elaine Silver is a peaceful divorce attorney and mediator.  She helps families heal.  She practices yoga and gardens to maintain her own balance.

Elaine is a “holistic” Collaborative lawyer and mediator, a peacemaker.  She advises clients to be at their best while moving through divorce. 

She is President of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals.  FACP is the umbrella organization of Collaborative divorce attorneys, counselors and financial experts in 16 Collaborative divorce communities throughout the state of Florida.

She has represented some “rich and famous”, including Carl Icahn’s first wife.  In Connecticut, where she practiced for the first half of her career, she tried and won the case that awarded the highest alimony and support award given to that time.

Elaine graduated with honors from New York University School of Law.  Elaine has been a visiting professor in family law at law schools in China, Connecticut and Florida. 

Knowing the devastation of a litigated divorce, even when her client “wins”,  Elaine encourages all families to take the route that Jeff Bezos just followed—peaceful, private Collaborative divorce.  Elaine speaks frequently to professional and lay audiences on “How To Have a Good Divorce.” 

Guest Category: News, Legal, Kids & Family, Love & Relationships, Philosophy, Society and Culture
April Henry
Guest Occupation: Award winning multilingual singer, songwriter
Guest Biography:

APRIL HENRY

Singing in Japanese, Bulgarian, Spanish, Italian, French, German, mostly English, in the woods, in the streets, in the shower, in bars, nightclubs and theaters, trotting around the world with a big smile and very big hair…
this is April Henry.

Her genres are as wide-ranging as the artists who have influenced her as a songwriter and a performer—from Billie Holiday and Tina Turner to Cyndi Lauper, David Bowie, Florence and the Machine, and Lana Del Rey to Janelle Monae. From tender whispers to the anthemic, pouring out of a song, April is interested in the raw nerve that connects us as human beings. She moves from sultry, soulful ballads and fragile torch songs to bright and sparkly pop tunes or the driving beat of a dance remix—and everything in between. Called, a “funny, fierce, force of nature” by reviewers, she explores polarity and humor. Just when you think you’ve defined her niche, she can surprise you with something completely different—yet always April.

An award-winning artist, garnering accolades in both singer and songwriter categories in the prestigious International Songwriting Competition (ISC) among others, April’s talents have been recognized by industry luminaries such as Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Adele, Robert Smith, and Epic Records president Amanda Ghost. In opening for artists like Michelle Branch and Gavin DeGraw, she uses her particular brand of theatricality and high-octane vocals to take audiences on an almost 
otherworldly roller coaster.

Art, media, science and music are the worlds where April integrates her skills learned at the New World School of the Arts Conservatory into her 
projects. Her live performances range from the Bitter End and Feinstein’s in New York to the Fillmore Miami Beach to Bar Queen in Japan.

Recently becoming a Lewitt Microphone endorsed Artist, April can also be found camping out in the studio, giving her Authentica microphones a workout.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Ken Honda
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

KEN HONDA

the story of happy money

Ken was 29 when he first “retired” to welcome his newborn daughter in the world. At the time, he thought he was “done” with work. He had owned a successful consultant and accounting business, so successful it had allowed him to close up shop and spend his days with the apple of his eye. Little did he realize his “second” career, impacting millions by helping them heal their relationship with money, was about to begin.

That career started innocently enough on a beautiful, sunny day. Ken took his daughter to the park to play. While there, he witnessed a mother and her young daughter, who was about the same age as Ken’s daughter, fighting.

The mother was upset and in a hurry. She yelled, “Your mom has to go to work! So, let’s go home.” But her daughter kept saying, “We just got here. I want to play more. Please?”

After a few minutes of battle, the reluctant girl was dragged home.

Ken felt so terrible for the little girl and her mother for having to choose her job over an afternoon playing with her child, he decided he needed to do something. Not just for that mother but for all the parents and people struggling to make ends meet. He wanted to take away everyone’s pain and frustration and stress around money.

So, that day, after he finished playing with his daughter in the park, he sat down and wrote an essay about all the wisdom he gained over the years about making money and becoming prosperous.

That essay was the start of what would become Happy Money, the book you see here now.

Even as a child, Ken was noticing the difference between happy money and unhappy money.

When he was eight, he worked in his father’s successful accounting practice. His job was to serve the clients tea, which allowed him to get to know his father’s clients.

He saw how some of them were always irritated, rushed and hurried, and others were relaxed and peaceful. He also noticed how over time, some of the clients became more wealthy whereas others went the other way.

In college, he also witnessed this dichotomy in wealthy people–happy and unhappy. This continued until the day he met a woman at a party who described the money in his wallet as “happy money.”

Ah ha!

Money is energy. It can be happy or unhappy.

If you have happy money, you have a happy life. Conversely, if you have unhappy money, you have an unhappy life.

The key to a happy life starts with happy money.

Since then, Ken has impacted millions with his message, selling over 7 million books worldwide.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help
Rob Fletcher
Guest Occupation: Fitness Expert, Author, HOF Martial Artist, & Creator America’s Next Great Trainer & sdi7 Safety & Self Defense
Guest Biography:

Certified through several leading fitness organizations: Master of Fitness through the ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association), IFPA (International Fitness Professionals Association), MMA Strength and Conditioning Coach through IHP (Institute of Human Performance) Creator of the sdi7 Safety. Prevention. Awareness. Self Defense Program and the sdi7 HIIT Workouts. He is a Black Belt, Self Defense & Fitness expert. A former North American Kickboxing Champion and member of the World Champion US Kickboxing Team. Inducted into the Black Belt Masters Hall of Fame. Recognized for Outstanding Martial Arts Achievement, and Listed in The Who’s Who of Martial Arts. Honored with the Joe Lewis PKA Eternal Warrior Award. Author of America’s Next Great Trainer Transform Your Life.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Guest Occupation: CEO of Luvafoodie
Guest Biography:

Luvafoodie is a brand that connects people who share a passion for food and beverage. In 2014, Michelle Mazzara, CEO of Luvafoodie, decided to follow her dream and started www.Luvafoodie.com.  She had worked for large consumer brands companies in sales for the previous twenty-five years. 

 

She began by adding candy and started selling caramel with the Luvafoodie brand at select grocery stores. Consumers categories beyond confections.  In 2016 she introduced a line of gourmet spices under the Luvafoodie brand.  Following the success, she experienced with spices, she added Belgian chocolates and drink mixes to the portfolio. 

Unexpectedly, in August 2016, Michelle was diagnosed with heart disease having an 80 % blockage in her left anterior descending artery, LAD.  She had been misdiagnosed with costochondritis for 10 months even though she had complained of chest pain, shortness of breath, had a family history of heart disease and a cholesterol reading of 330.    Unfortunately, during recovery, after placement of the stent, Michelle suffered a heart attack.  “This changed my life and my perspective of what I really wanted to do with the brand and my vision of the company, “Michelle stated.  Because of living with heart disease, in January 2017, Luvafoodie launched a salt free spice line and a new Happy Heart Dark Chocolate Belgian Bar.

 

Michelle is a Brand Ambassador for the Twin Cities American Heart Association Go Red Women Ad Campaign in Minnesota.  She shares her story in order to build awareness about heart disease among women.  She states, “My mission is to help increase awareness of the prevalence of heart disease and stroke among women in order to inspire other women to take charge of their own health.  Heart disease is the #1 killer of women causing 1 in 3 deaths. My mission is to make a difference in peoples’ lives and help prevent heart disease.”

 

At the end of June, Michelle launched a new line of spice blends created for dogs and cats. The new spice blends for dogs and cats was inspired by Michelle’s aging dog Lucy. Michelle wanted to boost Lucy’s nutrition and help her feel better. The specific herbs used in the Dog and Cat Lovers spice blends are to help boost a cat or dog’s nutrition as a supplement to their dog and cat food.

Luvafoodie products can be found in local Twin Cities grocery stores and on Luvafoodie.com and Amazon.com. Luvafoodie Salt Free Recipe Cookbook is available in Kindle and hard copy on Amazon.com.

Michelle goal is to continue to expand Luvafoodie spice distribution across the country. Our goal at Luvafoodie is to create clean eating good for your products. Our mission statement is Eat Clean, Be Well & Stay Well.

 

 

 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Nutrition, Inspirational, Motivational
Fiona Simpson
Guest Occupation: Bi-aura therapist, holistic life coach
Guest Biography:

In my 30's I was completely overwhelmed, I was depressed, I had acne rosacea and felt helpless and hopeless, I also believed the only way out was to die.  However, the universe had other plans, I sought out alternative healers for the acne and they helped me see the bigger picture which shifted my perspective.  It was a truly transformational experience, I stopped looking outside of me and looked within, I had been a total victim to my parents, my husband, media etc. and never knew I had the power to change me.  My life was a vibrational match to my inner discord, a pure reflection of what I thought I deserved, Mirror, Mirror is a guide book to how I became aware of my oh so critical voice and how I challenged and tamed it, I had forgotten how magical life is. The more conscious I became the more I vibrationally shifted from victim to empowerment.  All imbalance is an inside job.

I live near London, I have 5 children, I give remote healings all over the world and hold workshops on personal energy. My daily intention is to have fun, feel vibrant and appreciate.  I love yoga, painting and walking.

Email: fiona@vibrational-match.co.uk

Mobile: +44 (0)7791 448367

Mirror, Mirror Book Link: USA https://www.amazon.com/Mirror-yourself-those-magic-reflection-ebook/dp/B079VN8FFN
UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mirror-yourself-those-magic-reflection-ebook/dp/B079VN8FFN/ref=sr_1_7?qid=1568721807&refinements=p_27%3AFiona+Simpson&s=books&sr=1-7
 
Instagram: Vibrationalmatchhealing
Fb: Vibrational Match Healing
 

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Inspirational, Motivational, Meditation, Clairvoyant & Telepathic, Mystic & Seer, Psychic & Intuitive
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Guest Occupation: Grand Prior of Knights Templar
Guest Biography:

Born in Milan July 14, 1969, DOMIZIO CIPRIANI grew up in Milan at the age of 29 years, where he carried on the family business in the real estate development. Semi-professional sportsman, Enduro Motorcycle and rally raid pilot, Martial Arts Master with three black belts in different disciplines. He was always being attracted by the pursuit of gnosis and truth, and this is also due to the weight of its name. At age of 29 years-old, he moved to Monaco to develop his work even in the financial field, where founded the company with which it now works as an international financial consultant. In 2010 had the great honor of being able to reactivate the Order of the Knights Templar of Monte Carlo and he was appointed due to his background, Grand Magistral Prior. This assignment really changed his life, giving it a universal guideline that he can follow with confidence, dealing with humanitarian work and creating an academy of study in order to pass on to others the gained knowledge, the so-called fourth street. He got to meet many teachers along the way, gaining considerable experience and being able to live the deep emotions that lead him to be thankful for every moment of joy that lives every day in harmony with the invisibles universe around him. As described in the book, he felt motivated to relate these experiences to share with everyone else.

About my book: Templar Order – The ­templar's path, the p­ath towards the wisdo­m, a new book by Gran­d Prior Domizio Cipri­ani was published tod­ay.

This book delves int­­o the the Templar Kni­­ghts and their belie­f­s. It is an interes­ti­ng look into the a­nci­ent order and the­ir w­ays. This book i­s put­ together by th­e Pres­ident and Co-F­ounder ­of the Monega­sque ass­ociation Ord­er of the­ Knights Te­mplar of J­erusalem.

This book delves int­o the the Templar Kni­ghts and their belief­s. It is an interesti­ng look into the anci­ent order and their w­ays. This book is put­ together by the Pres­ident and Co-Founder ­of the Monegasque ass­ociation Order of the­ Knights Templar of J­erusalem.

In its page­s you will find a ple­thora of information ­on the Knights Templa­r along with a lot of­ food for thought. Re­ading this will have ­you taking another lo­ok at your personal l­ife and actions. Whil­e finding this a book­ requiring deep thoug­ht it is alsi filled ­with fascinating info­rmation regarding the­ Templars. Admist lea­rning about the Templ­ars you will find ele­ments to use in your ­own life.

This is an ­insightful read but d­oes require quiet so ­you can focus. "I woul­d encourage you to re­ad it and gain knowle­dge about this order ­and insights into the­ir thinking. This is ­not a long read but v­ery informative."

Is true that the seal "graal l'abraxas" (in Gnostic cosmology, Abraxas is the name of the highest God, which is the unborn Father) and the Gnostic character of the Order's hierarchy. Christianity in all his knowledge claims, as stated by our Lord Jesus Christ: "The Kingdom of Heaven is for each of you, nothing else is to be found because it is clear that the rest will be given through faith."

This Holy Grail, which is the revelation of the awakening, the Order of the Knights Templar the door in its essence, having regards to the awakening formula and the content of the traditional investiture ritual: Awake, brave knight! The Knights Templar were custodians of other initiatory traditions, a crossroads of cultures, the Knights Templar attended erudite and scholars coming from other civilizations.

The Grand Prior Domizio also interested in a more occult aspect, which revolves around the Notre Dame currents, Mary of Magdala, currents that lead to subsidiaries of all the aristocratic families of the Holy Grail and certain organizations that perpetuate this tradition. No one doubts that the current Order brothers will, in this testimony of a committed Knight Templar, subjects on which to reflect.

This book will incite the Knights Templar of the Order to deepen the subjects evoked. It will also be an indispensable manual for novices who want to be integrated on a little-known path. Congratulations to the Grand Prior Domizio Cipriani for having made his research available to the general public.

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Siobhan Nicolaou
Guest Occupation: Medium for Spirit, Emissary of Truth
Guest Biography:

Siobhan Nicolaou The Sword of Truth is a published Author, Medium for Spirit, Metaphysician, and Master Alchemist who has been teaching Energy Management, Energy Transformation, and Sovereign Development for 25 years.

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