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Guest Occupation: CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC
Guest Biography:

Dr. Laura Meyers is currently CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC. Prior to joining PPMW in 2008, Laura was CEO of Planned Parenthood of Western New York. Dr. Meyers currently serves on the Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Board of Directors, is the
Vice Chair of the Affiliate Risk Management Board of Directors and Co-Chair of 416 Holdings’ Board of
Directors. Dr. Meyers is the former Chair of the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Association’s Board of Directors. She also served for 12 years as an elected member of the Amherst Central School District Board of Education in New York State.

Laura holds a PhD in Social Foundations of Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB), a Masters in Counseling from UB and an undergraduate degree from the SUNY-Albany. Dr. Meyers is a graduate of the Jacobs School of Management Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Program at UB, as well as the Community Health Foundation of Western and Central New York’s Community Healthcare Leadership Fellowship program.

Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, DC was founded on the visionary idea that access to
sexual and reproductive health care could transform people’s lives. For more than 80 years, PPMW has
provided high quality, supportive reproductive medical care for families in the DC metro area.
VISION: PPMW envisions a society in which equity is a reality: where every person’s right to dignity, justice, and autonomy is fully recognized and protected; where accessing quality healthcare doesn’t depend on who you are or where you live; and where our community works together so that every person has the opportunity to lead their healthiest life.

MISSION: PPMW provides high-quality, compassionate healthcare, including reproductive care; promotes
sexual health; and advocates for reproductive rights and health equity for all.

 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Functional Medicine Doctor and Medical Director SOPHIA Natural Health Center
Guest Biography:

Dr Hoffman has been in practice for 20 yrs. He received his doctorate from Pacific College of Health and Science where he now presently teaches new doctors in Clinical Management and Case Study Review. His internship was at St Johns Riverside Hospital in Yonkers and Long Hua Hospital in Shanghai China.

He is a US Army veteran, an active EMT in his town,  an Avid Adventure motorcyclist and naturalist.

Along with his medical and admin team, his clinic delivers the most comprehensive scientific, holistic evaluation and treatment that is designed to find, and treat, the root cause of health problems.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Fitness & Exercise, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Medicine, Emotional Health and Freedom
Guest Occupation: Lisa's mission is to revolutionize global consciousness. She is an experienced life coach and the co-founder of nonprofit foundation Whispers from Children's Hearts with her husband Lee Aronsohn (Co-creator of the Big Bang Theory).
Guest Biography:

Ready for some SoulBlazing to Transform your life? My guest is Lisa Haisha who is a life coach, author, transformational speaker, TV host and avid traveler, with an MA in Spiritual Psychology. Her fascination with people has taken her to over 60 countries, where she has worked in everything from boardrooms to yurts helping people Make Shift Happen in their lives. Much of this humanitarian work can be found on her website: WhispersFromChildrensHearts.org.  Lisa is the Chair(wo)man of Silicon Valley’s Pitch Global L.A. chapter and works with entrepreneurs helping them manifest change.   In addition to private coaching and retreats, she's interviewed and filmed dozens of movers-and-shakers and out-of-the-box thinkers to explore what makes them tick. The Legacy series led to the Amazon Originals SoulBlazing with Lisa Haisha and the latest two seasons: Conversations with Master Teachers and Encounters with Metaphysical Healers. 

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Travel & Leisure, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Deputy Fire Chief and Paramedic and Expert in Critical Incident Debriefing and Peer Support
Guest Biography:

Deputy Fire Chief Bernie Meehan has been Involved in fire and EMS for over 45 years, active in both the career and volunteer fields, and has worked in the Career fire service for 35 years. He has been an Active Paramedic for the past 38 years, and was one of the paramedics responding to the Sandy Hook shooting.

Bernie has participated in over 400 critical incident debriefings and is a founding member of Connecticut CISD Team. Chief Meehan is a Peer Helper trained in both fire and law enforcement disciplines.

Guest Category: Psychology, Mental Health
Guest Occupation: Marine Veteran/Founder of Veterans Jiu-Jitsu assisting with the “Warriors Heart” training
Guest Biography:

Joey Zente is a Marine Corps Veteran & Veterans Jiu-Jitsu Founder and Leader of the Austin area VJJ Club, who assists with the Warriors Heart Jiu Jitsu Training Program (with Warriors Heart CEO Josh Lannon). Zente started training jiu-jitsu in 2009 after completing his four year enlistment in the Marine Corps. Zente received his blue and purple belts from Ronny Lis, brown belt from Robert "Dutra" Moreira, and in 2016 earned the rank of black belt from Chris Haueter. Zente currently runs an organization called Veterans Jiu-Jitsu, which provides free training opportunities for active duty military, veterans, law enforcement, and first responders. Veterans Jiu-Jitsu is an organization dedicated to building communities of veterans around the world through the physical and mental training of jiu-jitsu. Zente has also been instrumental in building the Warriors Heart Jiu Jitsu Training Program in Bandera, Texas, to help military, veterans and first responders heal with fellow warriors who are struggling with addiction, PTSD, mild TBI, depression, trauma and co-occurring issues. He currently lives in Leander, TX with his wife and two daughters. https://www.veteransjiujitsu.com

- United States Marine Corps veteran

- BJJ Black Belt

- Founder of Veterans Jiu-Jitsu

- Instructor at BJJ Globetrotters Camps

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Co-author of “Addiction Rescue” & nationally known advocate for substance abuse help.
Guest Biography:

Dana Golden is the co-author of, Addiction Rescue; The NO-BS Guide to Recovery, and a nationally known advocate for families struggling with Alcohol, Process, or Substance Use Disorder. She is a Certified Family Addiction Coach, Certified Recovery Coach, and public speaker. 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: A spiritual leader, author, radio host and TV personality, renowned speaker and founder of the Meditation Museum I & II
Guest Biography:

How To Be at Peace with Yourself & The World? Sister Dr. Jenna who is the author of the new book, Meditation: Intimate Experiences with the Divine through Contemplative Practices. She’s an acclaimed, trusted spiritual mentor, committed to bridging divides in societies and building relationships between global influencers. She has impacted lives worldwide, inspiring change and solutions to current day crises as the founder and director of the Brahma Kumaris Meditation Museum, located in Washington D.C. Sister Dr. Jenna is the host of the popular America Meditating Radio Show and recipient of the President’s Lifetime National Community Service Award.  She is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle and was selected by Empower a Billion Women 2020 as one of 100 most influential leaders of 2015. Sister Dr. Jenna’s voice of influence is particularly needed in the wake of tragedy and increasing violence in our world.

Guest Category: Arts, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barney_Frank
Guest Biography:

Barnett "Barney" Frank served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4th district of Massachusetts for 16 terms (1981-2013). A Democrat, Frank served as chairman of the House Financial Services Committee (2007-2011) and was a leading co-sponsor of the 2010 Dodd–Frank Act. Frank, a resident of Newton, Massachusetts, was considered the most prominent gay politician in the United States during his time in Congress.

Born and raised in Bayonne, New Jersey, Frank graduated from Bayonne High School, Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He worked as a political aide before winning election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1972. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1980 with 52% of the vote. He was re-elected every term thereafter by wide margins. In 1987, he publicly came out as gay, becoming the first member of Congress to do so voluntarily.

From 2003 until his retirement, Frank was the leading Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee, and he served as committee chairman when his party held a House majority (2007-2011). In July 2012, he married his long-time partner, James Ready, becoming the first member of Congress to marry someone of the same sex while in office. Frank did not seek re-election in 2012 and was succeeded by fellow Democrat Joe Kennedy III.

Frank's autobiography, A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage, was published in 2015.

Prior to his time in the House of Representatives, Frank served in the Massachusetts Senate (1979-1981). He also served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1973-1979).

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: Police Captain Retired and Author of Bulletproof Spirit and Instructor at National Command College
Guest Biography:

Captain Dan Willis served for 30 years with the La Mesa Police in CA in part as a crimes of violence - child molest - homicide detective, SWAT Commander, and Wellness Unit and Peer Support Coordinator. He's a graduate of the FBI National Academy where he studied emotional survival, wellness, and resiliency. He's an instructor for the National Command College, the International Academy of Public Safety and individually - having taught in 35 states and Canada to over 7,000 peace officers. He's the author of the wellness and resilience guidebook "Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responders Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart," which is required reading at the FBI National Academy.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Self Help, Spiritual, Meditation
Guest Occupation: Online Opinion Editor, Author, writer, speaker, Licensed Private Investigator
Guest Biography:

Cheryl is the online opinion editor and host of “Bold and Blunt” podcast for The Washington Times, a best-selling author and a frequent media guest for national television and radio. Subscribe to her newsletter at The Washington Times and get her daily commentaries, along with her weekly “Bold and Blunt” podcasts, delivered straight to your email box three times a week! The author of “The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington” and of "Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality," and a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Fund for American Studies. She is also a licensed private investigator (VA DCJS 99-645573) and principal of Chumley Investigations, LLC, in Virginia. (VA DCJS 11-17920).

https://twitter.com/ckchumley

In addition to writing daily commentaries on politics, Cheryl hosts a twice-weekly podcast that looks at news, politics and culture from a Christian, conservative perspectve. It’s called “Bold and Blunt,” it’s available on Spotify, Apple, other podcast hosting sites — and at The Washington Times BY CLICKING HERE. Check out past shows and interviews with everyone from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on border issues to South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem on unconstitutional coronavirus crackdowsn, to Fox Business star Charles Payne on racism in America, to Sen. Marsha Blackburn on the state of America, to pastor Paula White, on her spiritual advice to Donald Trump. And subscribe to Cheryl’s newsletter so you won’t miss any upcoming episodes of “Bold and Blunt!”

Cheryl’s an in-demand public speaker and media guest, passionate about topics related to Christianity and the country’s Judeo-Christian roots, the Constitution, politics and policy, United Nations and sovereignty issues, Congress and Capitol Hill – pretty much anything that lends itself to exposing those matters that run counter to freedom, biblical principles and the preservation of America as the greatest country the world’s ever seen.

Her publication credits include the Blaze, the Washington Times, the Washington Examiner, the Heritage Foundation, the Heartland Institute, Lifezette, PamelaGeller.com and more. She has made hundreds of appearances on national and local television and radio (including Fox News, C-SPAN, CBN, Michael Savage radio, Newsmax TV, Steve Bannon’s WarRoom), and in person at various forums and events, to discuss politics and culture, the role of Christianity in government, media bias and limited government principles.

Her second book,”The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington,” with a foreword by Mike Huckabee, former governor and White House hopeful, tells Christians and patriots how exactly to put the nation back under God’s control and wrench power from the atheists and progressives who have taken root. Check out what others, like radio giant Michael Savage, have said about it so far!

Her first book, “Police State USA: How Orwell’s Nightmare is Becoming Our Reality,” (foreword: Rep. Louie Gohmert), gives a snapshot look at how government is encroaching at all levels – federal, state and local – in order to better educate and equip patriots with the tools to reclaim our greatest Founding Father gift … the notion that our rights come from God, not government. It’s an eye-opening work that came out at the height of police-citizen tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, over the death of black 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white officer — and that’s still pertinent, during the 2020 protests and riots around the nation over the police killing of George Floyd.

READ MORE AT: http://www.cherylchumley.com/?page_id=19

Guest Category: Literature, Business, Entertainment, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Naturopathic doctor
Guest Biography:

Dr. Michelle Peal
Terrific Solutions, LLC
(781) 417-0036
DRPeal@gmail.com
terrificsolutionsllc@gmail.com
Lives in Lake Charles, Louisiana
https://ko-fi.com/turificsolutionsllc
https://www.facebook.com/TerrificSolutionsllc/
https://www.facebook.com/michelle.peal.73

Dr. Michelle Peal is a Naturopathic doctor with twenty-five years of experience in holistic health and frequency therapies. Here you can find Dr. Peal's cutting-edge reagents and subscribe for Radionics broadcasts. Use the $3 donation to receive the latest updates on radionics trends and developments.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Homeopathy, Kids & Family, Medicine, Philosophy, Science, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: serologist, hypnotherapist, energy healer, spiritual counselor
Guest Biography:

Mariel Forde Clarke – Bio

Mariel Forde Clarke qualified as a serologist in veterinary science many years ago, assuming this was her career for life. 

All that changed in 1992, when she was faced with her own mortality and upon surviving, changed the direction of her life towards a more holistic and spiritual pathway. 

She is certified in many healing modalities, from hypnotherapy, Reiki, crystal healing, shamanism, integrated energy healing, Light body healing, and mediumship, and is an Angel and Ascension teacher, and spiritual counselor. 

She runs a private practice where she lives in Galway, Ireland.
Mariel has dedicated her life to exploring the mystery of life and death. She has studied many cultures where the afterlife is considered our true home. 

From the various research gleaned, she now understands that a belief in an afterlife determines and impacts on how one grieves. 

Anecdotal evidence from many of her workshops showed a prevailing common theme. Participants who believe in an afterlife manage their grieving process in a healthier and more integrative way. 

For others, the afterlife is of no concern, with death being the cessation of all life and communication.
Mariel runs frequent workshops, including: The Journey of the Soul, Life after Physical Death, Coping with Loss, and Healing Through the Grieving Process. 

Other workshops include Spirituality in the Workplace, Angels and Spiritual Awakening, Ascension – Finding your Way Back to Source, The Way – The Chalice of Light, and The Secret Teachings of Mary Magdalene.

Synopsis of Mariel Forde Clarke’s Book Where After: Where Do Our Loved Ones Go After They Die?

Where – do our loved ones go – After they die? 

This question has traversed the universe for centuries and is considered one of life’s greatest mysteries. 

While many of the world’s renowned philosophers, scientists, theorists, doctors, and great mystics have endorsed the existence of the afterlife, no one book has been available to explore it all, until now.

Mariel Forde Clarke asserts that whether you believe in God or heaven, you can be comforted by the sense that an afterlife exists beyond the realm of one's physical comprehension. 

Drawing on the findings of patients who have had near-death experiences and visions, and on those of renowned scientists and doctors, Clarke helps the reader chart the journey of the soul and navigate their grief.

Social Media Links

Website - www.marielfordeclarke.com
Twitter – @ClarkeForde
Instagram – @mariel_forde_clarke
Facebook – @marielfordeclarke.com / (3) Where After by Mariel Forde Clarke | https://www.facebook.com/marielfordeclarke/

Guest Category: Energy Healing, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Medium & Channeling
Guest Occupation: Executive and Transformational Coach, Author
Guest Biography:

Irrepressible optimism!

As an Executive and Transformational Coach for 20 years, Stefanie has helped her clients’ vision become their daily lives. From gold medal winning Olympic athletes, to Philanthropy driven CEOs, leading physicians, award winning artists, cutting edge professionals, and philanthropreneurs; Stefanie has coached them all. She recently became a Heart Math Certified Trainer, giving her clients techniques to change their physiology in under two minutes. She is a catalyst who leads individuals and teams in personal and professional transformation and heart driven leadership.

Stefanie Co-Founded Conscious and Carefree, bcarefree.com, a learning forum and community dedicated to joy, contribution, and meaningful productivity.  She interviews thought leaders, facilitates socialpreneur masterminds, and contributes articles to the media about principles and techniques she has learned to live a good life.

As a Guest, Stefanie appears on news forums, tv shows, podcasts and Awake TV Network with her show “52 Weeks to Living Conscious and Carefree,” based on her Coaching Guidebook Series. Stefanie’s first volume, “Yes First, Taking Action in Uncertain Times” is available April 26, 2022. 

Stefanie has nurtured a beautiful family, realized human potential is her life’s work, and enjoys writing articles and songs about the human experience; translating thoughts, feelings, and ideas into action.

Keep in touch with Stefanie here:
https://bcarefree.com/about-us/

Receive her FREE Gift mentioned on the show here:
https://mailchi.mp/426c06406ffb/free-assessment

Social media connections:
https://www.facebook.com/consciousandcarefree

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Biography:
Derek Gray has been an archivist in The People’s Archive at the District of Columbia Public Library since 2008.  Mr. Gray has a special passion for the preservation, documentation and presentation of African American experiences in Washington, DC.
 
Previously, Derek was a Research Archivist at the Library of Virginia in Richmond.
 
His new book, “THE NAACP IN WASHINGTON, DC:  From Jim Crow To Home Rule,” (American Heritage, 2022) analyzes the role and work of the District’s NAACP branch from its founding in 1912 to the passage of Home Rule in 1973.
 
Gray has contributed several articles to Washington History – the scholarly journal of the DC History Center and is one of four co-authors of “ANGELS OF DELIVERANCE:  The Underground Railroad in Queens, Long Island, and Beyond” (Queens Historical Society, 1999).
 
A native of Uniondale, New York, he received his MA/MLS in History and Library Science from the State University of New York at Albany and a BA in History from Virginia State University.
Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Variety
Guest Occupation: Professor, Consultant, Publisher, Inventor, Serial Entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

ALAN TRATNER

Prof. Alan Arthur Tratner, has served as the President of the Inventors Workshop International and the Entrepreneur’s Workshop, Director of the Small Business Entrepreneurship Center in California, is a SCORE (US SBA) consultant, and was publisher of the Lightbulb Journal and INVENT! magazines. He is an inventor and serial entrepreneur, with 13 inventions/patents.

He has been dubbed the “Minister of Ideas” by the media and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc., Entrepreneur, Business Week, TIME, USA Today, America Online Forum, NPR, and has appeared on OPRAH, CNN, Good Morning America, and CNBC.

Alan has mentored and assisted thousands of green technology, sustainable ecology and energy companies and inventors. He was a former Professor of Environment and Energy, participated in the First International United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, in Stockholm Sweden, was a staff member of Environmental Quality Magazine and helped establish the famous Earth Day.

He founded the Environmental Education Group Foundation in 1972 with many supporters, including Nobel prize winner Dennis Gabor. Alan traveled the USA conducting the Ultimate Crisis and Solutions for Survival seminars, led an environmental and alternative energy delegation to the former Soviet Union for the Citizen’s Ambassador Program. He was editor of Energies Journal for the Solar Energy Society of America, published the Geothermal Energy Magazine and Geothermal World Directory. In the 1990’s he became Director of the Green Business Conference of the ECO EXPO, created the Eco Inventors and Eco Entrepreneurs Workshops, and the New Environmental Technologies Exhibits.

In 2012, Alan was inducted into the International Green Industries Hall of Fame and honored with Lifetime Achievement. Alan is the Chairman for the California Space Enterprise Center, a major development for Private Space Enterprise.

More Information About Professor Alan Tratner and Green2Gold at: green2gold.org

About Earthstock Festival

Earthstock Enterprises is a C Corp focused on Preservation, Education, Innovation and Regeneration. We are an dedicated alliance of individuals, business’s, members of indigenous tribes and decision makers with a long history of implementing solutions.

Unlike many other corporations we are dedicated to building bridges between the various aspects of resilience, sustainability and holistic lifestyles.

The various departments are; Ecology, Health, Arts & Culture, Independent Media, Social Justice, Appropriate Technology and Alternative Economy. 

As a very special addition to this year’s Earth Day 2022, a limited edition G2G EARTHCOIN NFT will also be released from our partners at YoshiDrops.com, a subsidiary of The LGND Group. The EarthCoin will be released on the WAX blockchain, one of the greenest platforms available to support positive solutions and energize the global green economy. The EarthCoin will be available for purchase for $14.95 starting on April 15 exclusively at www.yoshidrops.com.

Guest Category: Business, Careers, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Society and Culture, Technology
Guest Occupation: Innovative singer songwriter, producer, and conservationist
Guest Biography:

SAMUEL J

Samuel J is an innovative singer songwriter, producer, and conservationist from Cornwall, UK. His unique soul touching voice, gracious melodies, and deeply moving lyrics are captivating hearts around the world.

There is an old wisdom that runs through this music that speaks to people on a core level, reminding of us of who we truly are beyond our constricting beliefs and stories. Many people identify with Samuel’s incredible love and respect of all people and the importance of nature, a thread which shines through in his music. Samuel’s empowering songs are part of a beautiful movement happening around the world that is guiding us back to our true home…back into the light.

Samuel’s hard work with his unique music and soulful performances have led him to opportunities in Asia, Brazil, Australia, Canada, USA, Europe, and beyond, and sharing the stage with artists including Ben Harper, Michael Franti, Jack Johnson, Donovan Frankenreiter, Zero 7, Alice Russell, Jurassic 5, and an array of the leading musicians in Brazil.

He has performed main stage at many world renowned festival Lightning in a Bottle, Shambhala, Lollapalooza, World Surf Tour (Brazil/California), Arise, One Love, Glastonbury, Secret Garden, Big Chill, Wanderlust, Bali Spirit Festival and many more.

Some of Samuel’s career highlights include being selected to perform for his holiness the Dalai Lama (as part of the Dalai Lamas 70th birthday celebration) and performing at the Olympic and Paralympic games in London.

See other sections in the About tab for Samuel’s work as a youth empowerment coach and Internationally recognized Ambassador of Ocean Conservation.

“Join the journey of this rising star, making global impact through music” – BBC
”Pure goose bumps when you hear him live.” – Scratch Radio

Press Quotes from Samuel’s latest album Into the Light:
“This album is a slice of heaven. Some of the most captivating soul nourishing music I’ve heard in my life time. It has literally taken my breath away”…

Music Radar
”Some of the most heart warming beautiful compositions I have heard from this era, and with it the birth of a much needed bright star.” – Limiha

Additional Info:
More than just a musician…

Samuel works tirelessly to support underprivileged youth where he tours. Where he often invites local children to perform and be Young Elders.

He admirably built a school from the proceeds of one of his albums he self-organized, recorded, and produced in Brazil.

His award winning Brasil Live Project album features recordings with some of Brazil’s greatest talents, with funds going toward underprivileged children across Brazil. He plans to take this creative project to Africa and India in the future.

Samuel has also been raising funds and awareness for Sea Shepherd and Ocean Care for a number of years, and works continuously at schools and through his music to amplify the positive impact of their work. Samuel has taken part in expeditions with both organizations, visiting remote regions of the world and reporting from areas most effected by exploitation.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Writer and Singer
Guest Biography:

COLIN MARTIN

Colin Martin began his musical journey as a child and has studied the craft with numerous wisdom carriers throughout his decades here on earth.  Sometimes humble to the point of reclusiveness, Colin is devoted to the maintenance of music in our human experience.  His primary philosophy around the art is that sound vibration and the infinite availability of it for creative expression, healing, and the transmission of information are as much a part of our foundation to life as water, air, earth, and energy. 

As a writer, CJM is a true smith of words, cranking out song lyrics and prose on the daily that speak to countless corners of our humanity and inspire curiosity toward our purpose in relationship to each other and the planet on which we live. Grown in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, and educated at The Ohio State University School of Music, Colin currently resides in California where he collaborates on creative projects with a variety of amazing people. 

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Psychologist, entrepreneur, business executive, educator, and author
Guest Biography:

DEBORAH ROZMAN Ph.D.

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is a psychologist with 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business executive, educator, and author.

As the CEO of HeartMath Inc., Deborah is passionate about accessing the heart’s intelligence at work and in all aspects of life. She is deeply inspired by the power of the collective heart, and that together we can create an energetic lift — supporting each other to become our better self. Deborah is a behavioral psychologist and enjoys educating people on how heart intelligence can transform anxiety, stress and overwhelm, and empower us to see “the bigger picture”. Deborah has penned more than a dozen books, and co-authored with Doc Childre, the Transforming book series, published by New Harbinger.  The series includes five titles, including Transforming Stress: The HeartMath Solution for Relieving Worry, Fatigue, and Tension. 

She is also a co-author of the book, Heart Intelligence: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart and a key presenter in the widely popular online video course, The HeartMath Experience.

She speaks throughout the world about a heart awakening happening on the planet, and tools to navigate through these challenging times with more ease and flow.

Deborah is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council and is on the Advisory Board of the Transformative Technology Lab. She also serves on the Institute of HeartMath’s scientific advisory board and Physics of Humanity council.

She enjoys hiking in the redwood forest where she lives, tending her rose garden of 40 vintage roses, and exploring fun new apps.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Science, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Performer, Singer, Voice Actor
Guest Biography:

STEELHEART aka MILJENKO MARIJEVIC

Who Is Miljenko Matijevic? Born Miljenko Matijevic on November 30, 1964, in Zagreb, Croatia. He moved to America, with his family, at the young age of six, and began crafting his singing voice. Miljenko knew in his early teens he wanted to be a rock star. He joined a newly formed band named “Red Alert” in the 1980’s who later changed the name to “SteelHeart”. SteelHeart became popular for the multi-octave range of Miljenko’s singing voice, well- crafted melodies, power ballads as well as heavy hitting, hard driving, edgy guitar riffs. Miljenko also was the voice of Mark Wahlberg’s character Chris “Iggy” Cole in the movie Rock Star.

Music Career: At age nine Miljenko began singing in the church choir, and playing country music such as Johnny Cash, and John Denver. However at age eleven he was introduced to Led Zeppelin; that is when his musical journey began to come alive. When Miljenko was thirteen years old he formed a band name “Teaser”, playing covers tunes as well as original music. Despite much interest by producer Morgan Walker, “Teaser” fizzled out.

Miljenko joined a band called “The Mission”, at the age of fifteen. He worked very closely with the leader of the band, Elliot Lewis, (who later became a member of “The Average White Band”). Miljenko was now equipped with studio and writing experience.

Miljenko, now sixteen years old, joined up with James Ward (Bassist), Chris Risola (Guitar), and Jack Wilkinson (Drums), “Red Alert” was formed. Jack was eventually replaced by John Fowler (Drums), Frank Di Costanzo (Rhythm) was added to form a five-piece.

Right after high school Miljenko attended college to major in mechanical engineering. During his second year of college it dawned on him… “I was meant to be a singer”, so Miljenko promptly tossed his books out the second story window and focused all his time and energy on the band.

After completing a five song demo, Miljenko, Jimmy Ward and Miljenko’s friend John Belmont travelled to Los Angeles, with one thing in mind… to get a record deal. Within a month they had secured a new manager and a record deal with MCA. Band ultimately changed name from “Red Alert” to “SteelHeart”.

Commercial Success: SteelHeart’s self titled debut album ‘SteelHeart’ was released in 1990, bringing them almost immediate commercial success, with critics comparing their forceful hard rock sound to Led Zeppelin’s. Since then, Miljenko and band-mates have showcased their broad influences and the raw strength of his vocals; their sound drawing comparisons to hard rock and pop metal greats like Ratt and Whitesnake. The original line up included Miljenko Matijevic (Vox, Guitar, Piano), Chris Risola (Guitar), Frank Di Costanzo (Guitar), James Ward (Bass), and John Fowler (Drums). The guys found themselves hitting the big time as their first album reached #40 on the Billboard 200 chart in 1990, the band’s fan-base growing swiftly around the world. “SteelHeart” sold 33,000 albums on its first day in Japan alone. Before long, the album hit platinum – and its power ballad, “She’s Gone,” hit #1 on the international charts, staying there 17 weeks. The second single, “I’ll Never Let You Go (Angel Eyes)” reached #14 on the Billboard charts. Another song, “Can’t Stop Me Loving’ You” further showcased Miljenko’s vocal range, but this time, Risola’s lead guitar skills were also noticed.

 

SteelHeart’s next effort album-wise, “Tangled In Reins,” released July 10, 1992, had a more mixed eclectic song style. With heavy hitting, hard driving songs like “Loaded Mutha”, “SteelHeart”, “Electric Love Child”, and fun loving “Sticky Side Up,” to tear jerking ballads such as “Mama Don’t You Cry.” to name a few. The song, “SteelHeart” featured Miljenko hitting the highest note of his song catalogue. While the ballad “Mama Don’t You Cry” charted #1 in many East Asian Countries, including Hong Kong, prompting their live unplugged performance in Hong Kong followed by an extensive unplugged tour of Asia in September, 1992. The album did not reap the same commercial success as StealHeart’s debut album, reaching only #144 on Billboard charts, signaling the grunge-sound invasion was starting to take force in the music business.

Miljenko’s Stage Accident: Steelheart was asked by heavy metal band Slaughter to perform a show with them on Oct. 31, 1992, Halloween night. This was to be the 50th show of Steelheart’s last leg of the tour. It turned out to be momentous in a way they didn’t expect as tragedy struck. While performing “Dancing in the Fire,” from their “Tangled in Reins” album, Miljenko decided to climb a lighting truss, which was improperly secured, forever changing the lives of Steelheart and their fans. Trying to dodge the massive rig without success, the 1000 pound truss hit the back of his head – hard – driving one of the greatest vocalists of all time face first into the stage: breaking his nose, cheekbone, jaw and twisting his spine.

SteelHeart Reboot:In 1996, after much physical rehabilitation, Miljenko formed a new version of SteelHeart: Kenny Kanowski (guitars), Vincent Mele (bass) and Alex Makarovich (drums) – to record and release the album “Wait.” This album was very different to the previous two. The single “Wait” went #1 in many Asian countries, & the song “We All Die Young” was later used in the 2001 Mark Wahlberg / Jennifer Aniston film, “ROCK STAR.”

In 2008, Miljenko released “Good 2B Alive,” which he wrote, produced and engineered with producer Kit Woolen. March 16, 2017 SteelHeart signed a new record deal with Italian label “Frontiers Records”. Miljenko wrote and produced SteelHeart’s latest album “Through Worlds of Stardust”, which was released by Frontiers Records on September 6, 2017.

 

Miljenko produced, directed and starred in two music videos, “Lips Of Rain” and “You Got Me Twisted” both songs are cut from the latest album “Through Worlds of Stardust”. The album and videos earned rave reviews from fans and critics alike.

Other Projects:• Miljenko played a huge part in the ROCK STAR (2001) movie by lending his voice to Mark Wahlberg’s character Chris Cole in a Steel Dragon cover band and later as his alter ego Chris “Iggy” Cole of Steel Dragon.• In 2010 Miljenko joined Ray Manzerak and Robby Krieger as the lead singer transcending the late Jim Morrison of “The Doors”. Two remarkable tours performing theatres and festivals throughout the US and Europe including a 52 piece orchestra in London, Dublin and Wolverhampton with “The Royal Phil Harmonic Orchestra”. Miljenko delivered a remarkable performance every night with rave reviews.• Performing on several continents such as Europe, Asia and North America. Early January 2016, Miljenko was in Korea for six months – a country where he’s a super star – performing on various TV shows, festivals including The Dream concert. Miljenko is the only foreign artist ever to perform this concert to a 60,000 audience strong and televised to many countries. Miljenko’s’ performance that night received outstanding reviews with the whole stadium singing the chorus alone. He also penned two songs, one late 2015 and another early 2016, for two of OST Korea tv’s top hit dramas, “My Love Is Gone” and “Stay.” Miljenko then took just one week off from touring/playing Korea to join three festivals in the US and perform at the Hollywood Bowl for the sold- out Los Angeles Korean Times Music Festival on May 7th 2016

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Online marketing expert
Guest Biography:

NAPOLEON GRATITUDE

Napoleon is an online marketing expert. After graduating from the George Washington School of business, Napoleon founded several successful publishing and advertising ventures including Nouveau, South Beach’s first major style magazine. 

Later on, he founded a top event promotion company, with clients that included The Ericsson Tennis Championships, The Miss Florida Pageant and The Miami Grand Prix. After moving to Los Angeles, he discovered the power of digital media to promote brand awareness, and market products online to drive revenues. He is also the founder of the Santa Monica-based GIVIT, an online philanthropic solution, which uses blockchain technology to transform the paradigm of giving. He has created marketing campaigns that have generated millions  of online engagements.

Napoleon’s previous clients include Warner Brothers, Ferrari USA, L.A. Community Colleges and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce.

In 2014, he went through the worst moment of his life. He was on the verge of committing suicide. The financial pressures were extraordinary, and he was about to be homeless. After a moment of surrender, he discovered a gratitude process which changed his life. 

He went from being bankrupt to raising millions of dollars for his company by rewiring his brain, using the gratitude process.  The process was so powerful that many of his friends and others started using this process to transform their lives. He created a community of 18,000 people to which he sends the gratitude exercises, via text every night.  He has also  been hosting a Gratitude & Manifestation Mastermind in LA for 4 years.

 

In addition, He has also created a Facebook page which has almost 16,000 followers which receive the gratitude exercises that he created. He also wrote a children’s book entitled “Gratitude For Kids.” And finally, he is in the last stages of launching an online platform to teach kids everything that they are not taught in school, from gratitude to investing to agriculture.

Napoleon Gratitude believes that gratitude is the most powerful tool for manifestation and creation.

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