Headlined Guests that have appeared on BBS Radio TV
My name is Diane Cherico and I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999 and a Medical Massage Practitioner since 2018. The best thing I've ever learned in my 24 year career was in 2003 when I took my first Active Isolated Stretch class. I now have 95 hours of training in this amazing therapy. I have trained under 2 leading experts in the US. I was so blessed to help myself heal the pain I was in only 3 years into my massage career. Plus, it’s so rewarding to be able to help so many others live their best life free from muscular pain! My clients were so grateful to use this therapy during the pandemic when we couldn’t meet in person. I love hearing how they share this info with others to help them feel better NATURALLY!
The first part of my career was working hands-on with clients who could come to me. The combination of massage and stretching worked so well in helping folks with pain ranging from merely bothersome to chronic. Then I realized that I could reach others via a DVD and, later, a book.
My step-by-step DVD titled "Stretching with Diane Cherico” allows you to stretch your whole body in less than an hour! My book "You Can if You Say You Can" is common-sense approach to better health all naturally. It contains the keys to unlocking your tight muscles. Plus, as you know, features my 85-year "young" mom demonstrating some of these stretches to loosen her tight muscles so she can keep dancing! So this therapy with help old and young folks alike.
Recently, I have noticed places such as “Stretch Zone” opening up different locations so people are noticing the benefit of stretching. Because I always want to stay current with what is going on in the industry, I made an appointment. They didn’t query me as to what areas I needed help with which I thought was important. Also, as they were doing the stretches, they were holding them for 30 seconds which is too long and painful. In Active Isolated Stretches, the hold is only for 2-3 seconds. It’s a much more gentle and effective approach to open up the muscles. I was curious to know what kind of training they had to work on my body and was told “my boss trained me”. Needless to say, I was shocked that someone without extensive training was working on me (and others).
Corin Grillo is the author of Angel Wealth Magic and The Angel Experiment. She is also a Chicana and Puerto Rican mother, a licensed psychotherapist, visionary leader, inspirational speaker, and proprietor of the Casa Condor retreat center in Mount Shasta, California. Corin offers online training in authentic spiritual leadership, nature immersions, intuitive healing arts, and in-person trainings. She has dedicated her life to sharing the life-changing gifts she received while learning to work with the angels.
I'm currently in my 20th year and hold the rank of Captain (overseeing both sworn/civilian personnel). I've blended my law enforcement career with that of a military beginning (US Army), college professor for 10+ years, and by serving as a motivational speaker. On
July 1st, I released my first book; "Copikaze", which is a series of lessons built to help navigate the career, while simultaneously serving as a means of understanding for the non- sworn.
I am most proud of the fact that while much younger, I served as the primary caretaker for my mother who suffered from terminal cancer. Since her untimely death, I now find myself caring for my wife, who also suffers from medical disabilities, to include parenting four children. I provide you this background as a means of understanding why I teach what I teach. Traditional supervisory courses, while valuable, seemingly always offer similar content in the "management" of the position, but not the leadership tenets which focus on the human component. With no bad intention, as we promote and gain more years of experience, we tend to become further separated from the operational level and more importantly - our loved ones, who we are tasked to lead and care for (Ivory Tower theory). To counteract this, I've found by learning transformational leadership strategies, officers can influence personnel in such a way that allows them to expand their potential to heights never thought possible. In addition, learning various methods on how to properly address our personal wellness, so that it aligns with the obligations of our profession serves to achieve a profound effect - multi-dimensional wellness. We become the best TOTAL version of ourselves, which in turn, allows us to perform at our best, while productively influencing others.
Simply stated, this course is about leadership perspective. By having others realize that they too, can be transformational leaders, despite their current rank/designation, serves them on a personal basis, in addition to improving their respective agencies as becoming more effective officers. I can assure you the confidence that enrollment in this course will not only equip the officer student with a newfound leadership mentality, but a work-life balance methodology, built to support wellness on both fronts.
DAVID M. CORBIN, Four-time Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author has been referred to as “Robin Williams with an MBA” because of his very practical, high-content speeches, coupled with real life, entertaining and sometimes side-splitting stories and applications.
He’s known as the “Mentor to Mentors” and Entrepreneur Guru as he’s trained and advised, mentored and guided many luminaries in the fields of speaking, consulting, entrepreneurship and big business.
A former crisis intervention counselor with a background in healthcare, he has served as a management and leadership consultant to businesses and organizations of all sizes, from Fortune 20 companies to businesses with less than 1 million, and enjoys the fun and challenges of all.
He has worked directly with the president and office of the president of companies such as AT&T, Hallmark, Dominos, Kaiser Permanente, Mountain States Mortgage as well as the Hon. Secretary of Veterans Administration and others. He has been a featured speaker for Inc Magazine and rated top 5% of speakers, Secret Knock, Income Store, City Summit, Digital Footprint, CEO Space and many more.
David was awarded the Innovation of the Year by Bank of America and presented in association with Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, Tom Peters, Sec. James Baker, Maya Angelou and others. Featured in Forbes Magazine, Inc. Magazine, NBC, FOX, and was star and host of the movie, Pass It On as he hosted such gifted contributors as Brian Tracy, Gavin Keilly, Greg Reid, Les Brown, Mark Victor Hanson, Bob Proctor, Evander Holyfield, Mario Lopez and others.
Tim Murphy, PhD, is a licensed psychologist; specializing in resilience and recovery from psychological trauma, and author of three books (most recently, The Christ Cure). He consults on mental health and public policy with national organizations an speaks extensively throughout the US.
He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate (six years) as Chairman of the Aging and Youth Committee, Vice Chairman of Health and Welfare, and member of Appropriations, Banking/Insurance and Rules. As senator he authored the historic Managed Care reform Act.
Elected to the US House of Representatives eight times, Congressman Murphy was a member of the prestigious Committee on Energy and Commerce, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, Co-Chairman of the Mental Health Caucus, and Chairman of the Doctors’ Caucus. He championed landmark mental health reforms while in Congress. After years of fighting for passage of his bill, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis act of 2016 passed the house 422-2, was amended onto the 21st Century Cures act and signed into law in December 2016 by President Obama.
Dr. Murphy served eight years as an officer in the Medical Service Corps of the US Navy Reserve, achieving the rank of Commander. He worked on the staff in the inpatient Traumatic Brain Injury/PTSD unit at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, served with the medical crew on three aircraft carriers, (USS Carl Vinson, USS Theodore Roosevelt and USS Ronald Reagan) and performed on the assessment/selection team with Navy special warfare. His personal awards include: Joint Services Commendation, Navy Commendation with Gold Star, and Navy/Marine Achievement medal among others.
He earned his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, MA from Cleveland State University, and BA from Wheeling Jesuit University. Murphy also served on the staffs of Children’s Hospital, and Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, and founded his own private practice. While at the University of Pittsburgh his faculty positions included Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health. He has been recognized as a champion for advocacy in mental health by the American Psychological Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America and many other national and state organizations.
His many media appearances include hundreds CBS, ABC, NBC. cable news (CNN, Fox, MSNBC, CNBC, Newsmax, Fox Business; multiple international radio (BBC, China news, Al Jazeera, Voice of America, RTE), and many radio programs across the US including 3 years on his own program.
He is the author of The Christ Cure: Ten Biblical Ways to Heal from Trauma Tragedy and PTSD (2023 Humanix). He is also co-author of two additional books (The Angry Child: Regaining Control When Your Child is Out of Control (2001 Clarkson-Potter/Random House), and Overcoming Passive Aggression: How to Stop Hidden Anger from Spoiling Your Relationships, Career and Happiness (2016 DaCapo/ Hachette). Dr. Murphy has also published many articles and chapters in scientific publications.
Dr. Murphy is the founder and clinical director of Fortis-Future near Pittsburgh, PA specializing in the care of veterans, military and first responders, with a comprehensive brain and behavioral health treatment program for PTSD. He is a board member of national and local organizations advocating for improved treatment of mental illness, and for the care of veterans/first responders.
Eila Mell is one of the book industry’s go-to fashion authors. She recently worked with Heidi Klum and Harvey Weinstein on the official book of the hit television series Project Runway titled Project Runway: The Show That Changed Fashion (2012, Weinstein Books). She is also the author of How to Win at Shopping: 297 Insider Secrets for Getting the Style You Want at the Price You Want to Pay, New York Fashion Week: The Designers, the Models, the Fashions of the Bryant Park Era (2011, Running Press). The fashion world was so behind New York Fashion Week that the legendary Bergdorf Goodman not only stocked their shelves with the book, but launched it with a champagne reception in their couture section. Many A-list designers participated, including Narciso Rodriguez and Thakoon Panichgul. It was a huge event, with press and paparazzi, and was featured in the film Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf Goodman.
Eila has worked with many of the top names in fashion including Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Naomi Campbell, Fern Mallis, Ralph Rucci, Heidi Klum, Rachel Roy, Kenneth Cole, Narciso Rodriguez, Nina Garcia, Ariel Foxman, Glenda Bailey and Andre Leon Talley.
Eila has been tapped for her expertise on the fashion industry by The New York Times, Marie Claire Magazine, Glamour, People StyleWatch, The Huffington Post, ELLE Canada, Zink Magazine and many more. She has been featured on over 100 television and radios shows including CBS’ The Insider, The Better Show, Hollywood 411, The Mark and Brian Show and The Morning Jolt. Eila has been a contributor for many of the top rated fashion websites including Tyra Banks’ typef.com. Eila is a contributor to Runway magazine, as well as the on-camera correspondent for Runway TV.
Eila Mell is a writer who has interviewed the likes of Neil Patrick Harris, Carol Burnett, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, Bryan Cranston, Martha Stewart, and Tommy Hilfiger. Her book credits include Designing Broadway, Project Runway: The Show That Changed Fashion and New York Fashion Week: The Designers, the Models, the Fashions of the Bryant Park Era. She has been featured on CBS’s The Insider, in the New York Times, Marie Claire, Glamour, People StyleWatch, Page Six, and in the documentary Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s. She is the co-host of the podcast Jiffy Pop Culture with Frank Liotti.
Signe has over 15 years of experience coaching beginner to senior level skaters at the Granite Club, East York Skating Club and Richmond Training Centre in Toronto.
Signe is the founder/head coach of FLEXAFIT, a sport specific fitness program. As the industry leader in sport specific off-ice conditioning, Signe's mission is to train, educate, motivate and equip athletes of all levels with the right tools for achieving on-ice success. Signe's program is recognized globally; she travels across North America and Europe hosting seminars and workshops for skaters and coaches. Signe's program is run across Ontario at various figure skating clubs, where she has implemented a structured workout program for figure skaters of all ages and levels. Signe's goal is to help skaters build a solid foundation off the ice at the grassroots. She is a key player in club off ice development, consulting with directors and providing strategies on budget, scheduling and implementation of the FLEXAFIT program. Signe has developed fitness testing specific to figure skater needs, which she tracks throughout the season and establishes consistent results with skaters improvements. In addition to working with club directors, Signe is actively involved with the board of directors at club level to promote coach feedback days, parent seminars, club development seminars and more. In 2017, Signe launched the very first licensing program, where she licensed the FLEXAFIT program to South Africa.
Signe presented at the Strength in Unity conference in 2018 to a group of 100+ coaches, where she spoke about the importance of off ice training and how best to implement into clubs.
Signe presented numerous workshops for skaters through Skate Ontario, Skate Newfoundland and Patinage Quebec.
In 2017, Signe was the key note speaker at the World Figure Skating Championships in Finland. Her presentation was well received and took the interest of the Olympic Training Centre in Finland, where she has now joined in collaboration to help develop testing assessments, programming and coach education sessions specific to figure skating. Signe also presented at the 2018 Skate Canada Ice Summit General Meeting, amongst top Canadian Olympic Level Coaches, on sport specific training off the ice.
Signe also produces products for skaters and coaches to help support on and off ice training. In 2010, Signe released a DVD "Reach New Heights", which incorporated sport specific off-ice training, off-ice jump exercises and conditioning drills. In 2017, she published "Plan, Skate, Track- The Ultimate Figure Skater Guidebook", which is designed for skaters to periodize their season, set SMART goals, track on and off ice sessions, and track nutrition/sleep. Signe has recently released a more global educational approach to training.
She launched a weekly show called: The FLEXAFIT Show, which provides educational topics each week with various guest speakers as well. In addition, she has opened up her services to allow more skaters from across the world to train with FLEXAFIT via online training. Signe also offers full package consulting plans online for skaters who are interested to see the bigger picture of their training year, where she breaks down each month and cycle of training with proper prescription of exercises.
Signe is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Figure Skater Fitness, a quarterly magazine that takes a scientific approach to sport specific training on topics of fitness, nutrition, injury prevention, mental training, glamour and more.
Dr. Renee Thornton holds a Doctorate of Crisis Intervention and a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, an MBA in International Business, as well as a dual Psychology and Communications degree. She has served as a guest lecturer for the Indiana University Vera Dwyer College of Health Studies, the John Jay School of Criminal Justice, and the John Jay School of Law and Police Science. Dr. Thornton is a visiting lecturer in the Communication and Business Schools in Arkansas Tech University and has served as an adjunct professor for Indiana University in the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts and the Kelley School of Business.
My guest Magenta Pixie is a channel for the higher dimensional, divine intelligence known as 'The White Winged Collective Consciousness of Nine'. The transmissions she receives from 'The Nine' have reached thousands of people worldwide through the extensive video collection on her YouTube channel. Magenta has been communicating with the 'The Nine,' a sixth dimensional 'monadic light structure,' for over 24 years. She has written many books, her first book 'Masters of the Matrix,’ won the 'Best Spirituality Books of All Time' and 'Best Consciousness Books of All Time' book awards. Magenta works globally as an intuitive consultant and holistic life coach. She lives in the New Forest, U.K. with her partner, her son, one dog and two cats.
Dr. Joseph Richardson, Jr. is the Joel and Kim Feller Endowed Professor of African-American Studies and Anthropology in the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences at the University of Maryland-College Park. This endowment supports his research on gun violence and trauma among Black boys and young Black men.
Dr. Richardson received his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Rutgers University-School of Criminal Justice and his bachelor's degree in African and African-American Studies from the University of Virginia. He completed a Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Chicago and an NIMH clinical post-doctoral research training.
He holds a joint appointment in the Department of Anthropology (Medical) and a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Division of Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Richardson is currently the principal investigator for the UMB Center for Injury Prevention and Policy and the Violence Intervention Program (Baltimore) — a hospital-based violence intervention program at the University of Maryland.
Dr. Richardson is the executive producer and director of the award-winning digital storytelling project entitled LIFE AFTER THE GUNSHOT — which explores the social context of gun violence, trauma and the intersection of the health care and criminal justice systems among 10 young Black men survivors of gun violence in Washington, DC.
Winning was born in Calgary, Alberta. He became a dual citizen of the US and Canada in 2003 and lives in Los Angeles. He was making films at age ten with a Super 8 camera. In 1979, he received a Canada Council grant to make the sixteen millimeter drama Sequence, and expanded the plotline into his first feature film Storm, filmed in the summer of 1983 in Bragg Creek, Alberta. It was shot with money that his father had set aside for film school and was screened at Cannes. It took four years to finish and was released by Golan-Globus' Cannon Films International and Warner Home Video in 1988. A December 11, 1989 Los Angeles Times review called the film "taut, ambitious and darkly comic".
At 27, he directed episodes of Friday the 13th: The Series for Paramount and received three Gemini Award nominations. His second feature Killer Image followed in 1992; the mystery-thriller starred Michael Ironside and M. Emmet Walsh. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s he directed 45 movies and episodes of twenty-nine series, including Stargate: Atlantis, ABC's Dinotopia filmed in Budapest, Nickelodeon’s Are You Afraid of the Dark?, and four seasons on Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. He directed Kim Cattrall, Sean Young, and Eric McCormack in the award-winning thriller Exception to the Rule. His biggest budget studio movie to date is the $29-million kids sci-fi action sequel Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie for 20th Century Fox. He directed seven episodes of the Cannell police series Street Justice with Carl Weathers.[self-published source?] Winning said "Episodic TV gets no respect" in a March 2000 Toronto Star interview. He directed a 16-year-old Ryan Gosling in the Pilot and seven episodes of the Paramount UPN kid series Breaker High.
According to the February 2010 Avatar issue of Sci Fi Magazine, he was slated to direct the movie Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage with Patrick Stewart. He directed episodes of Space Channel's comedy/horror series Todd and the Book of Pure Evil and Lost Girl for SYFY Channel and Showcase—and supervised and directed the far north webisode series YUKONIC online in 2011. He is directing XIII: The Series with Stuart Townsend, produced by Roger Avary for French Canal +, and multiple episodes of the live audience multi-camera sitcom Mr. Young for The Disney Channel. In 2017 he became one of the house directors on the Netflix / SYFY channel series Van Helsing; an explosive post-apocalyptic take on the vampire rising based on a graphic novel. He also started directing over a dozen Christmas and family films for the Hallmark Channel; including A Summer Romance, Tulips in Spring, A December Bride, and Unleashing Mr. Darcy, which broke the network record on social media with 47 Million tweets.
45 Features, 29 Series, over 180 TV credits, David Winning is a US/Canada Dual Citizen and veteran film & television Director and Producer. Experience in all genres: Sci-Fi, horror, drama, action, theatrical release, movies-of-the-week, episodic, romance, westerns, Christmas movies, comedy, family, kid's series, live audience multi-cam, situation comedies, web-based, to name a few
LeAnne Stuver, our Co-Founder & Director of Lifelong Learning here at the Virtual Brain Health Center. Her beneficial background to the organization comes from her over two decades of service directing a comprehensive lifelong learning program on a senior living campus. If that wasn’t enough of an achievement, she’s a registered nurse with ten years of hospital experience.
She taught a vast wealth of educational programs during her career, educating both adults and professional audiences. Putting her knowledge into practice, LeAnne released a publication through the American Society on Aging – highlighting creating educational opportunities for older adults in a senior living setting.
An asset to the Virtual Brain Health Center, she brings her educational background and innovative practices to all our students, enabling them to successfully achieve their personal brain wellness goals.
There is only one Pitz Quattrone. Maverick player, builder, and teacher of the ancient native Australian instrument, the didgeridoo. A writer of songs, from tragic to comic, and everything in between. Dynamic frontman, able to bring an audience to its feet, with his singing, playing, and wild rock-funk testifying. Whether manic and hilarious, or serious as a heart attack, Pitz Quattrone is truly one-of-a-kind.
Since the early-1990s, Pitz has been honing his chops and credentials, he has become the 'go-to-guy' for the didgeridoo. He has toured from Greenland to Africa and throughout the U.S., performing solo and with top artists such as Ronstadt Brothers, Dark Star Orchestra, Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal’s band, his band The Freelancers, and his humorous act: Harv Darvis - Inferior Lounge Singer. A feature article in The Huffington Post has further increased Pitz’s international profile.
All the while, Pitz has built a reputation as a learned and inspiring teacher. Able to bridge cultural divides with his quirky enthusiastic energy, Pitz has brought the pleasures of didge playing and building to thousands of kids and adults around the world. By turns hilarious and serious, funky and intense, there is only one Pitz Quattrone.
Pitz is a true pro in front of a crowd, microphone, or camera. His radio career began in 1990. On the radio, he has been the creator, host, and producer of specialty music shows as well as voice-over/character voice talent in commercials and recording projects. He’s also managed to combine his love of sports and radio by working as a color commentator and play-by-play announcer. He’s fluent in Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, and Baseball. For Pitz's 3-minute fun, performance video demo reel, click here.
Being a professional entertainer since the mid-1980s has given Pitz a level of comfort on the public stage that can only be obtained in a hands-on environment. He has also enjoyed being the MC of special events and music festivals. Pitz has earned an Associate’s degree in Communications, combining TV, film, video, and radio. pitzquattrone.bandcamp.com
Rob Gauthier is one of the most respected trance channelers in the world. For more than a decade, he has helped thousands of individuals receive clarity on their life path and mission through his classes, coaching, and readings. Rob primarily works with three main guides - Aridif, Treb Bor Yit-Ne, and Metatron - and also channels hundreds of ET consciousnesses. Rob is an in-demand speaker and teacher and has been featured on GAIA TV, in many documentaries, internet shows, interviews, and books for his unique channeling abilities.
Eric Chase is a speaker, educator and podcaster, who has experience in the Military, Law Enforcement, Fire Fighting, and EMS as a Paramedic.
Eric is dedicated to improving individual & organizational engagement in a pro-social/psychologically safe environment by providing workshops & classes including:
dealing with failure, listening, feedback, simulations, public speaking, accepting ideas, collaboration, leadership, mindfulness, anxiety, and resilience. EMSIMPROV Emphasizes the role of play and joy through humor.
Eric Goulet grew up as the son of two public school teachers in Baldwinsville, NY. He graduated from the State University of New York, College at Geneseo with a BA in Political Science in 1999. Immediately after college, Eric attended the University of Notre Dame School of Law, where he graduated in 2002. During his third-year of law school, Eric taught a Street Law course to students at a high school in South Bend, Indiana.
Eric is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and Virginia. He began his professional career in Washington, DC in 2003, as a legislative counsel for the DC Council, Committee on Human Services, overseeing health and aging issues for committee chairperson, Ward 8 Councilmember Sandy Allen. In 2005, Eric became the Director of the Council's Committee on Finance and Revenue. As Committee Director, Eric moved important legislation through the Committee, including Bill 15-1028, the “Ballpark Omnibus Financing and Revenue Act of 2004”, which approved the construction of the Washington Nationals stadium and brought Major League Baseball back to the District of Columbia. During this time, Bill 16-250, the "School Modernization Financing Act of 2006" was introduced by Councilmembers Adrian Fenty, Vincent Gray, and Kwame Brown, and referred to the Committee on Finance and Revenue. Eric visited over a dozen DC Public Schools and found them to be in a state of woeful disrepair. Eric worked with Councilmembers Jack Evans and Kathy Patterson to create an ongoing financing mechanism for public school capital funding that paved the way for the $5 billion Phase 1 modernization of DC Public Schools.
In 2007, Eric was appointed as Budget Director for the DC Council by Chairman Vincent Gray. Soon after, the country entered the period known as the Great Recession. Eric led the legislative oversight and approval process of the DC budget through a period of nine consecutive quarters of sharply declining revenue during the Great Recession. Eric worked with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, led by Dr. Natwar Gandhi, to draft legislation to establish DC’s 12% debt cap and require two months cash-on-hand, which allowed DC to recover from the recession and achieve Triple-A bond ratings for the first time ever. Eric worked with Chairman Gray to allocate funding for Bill 17-537, the"Pre-k Enhancement and Expansion Amendment Act of 2008", which created the first universal pre-kindergarten program for three and four-year-olds in the country, even as revenue was declining and other programs were being cut.
In 2011, Eric became the District of Columbia Budget Director, overseeing the District's $11 billion budget. Eric developed and executed an annual operations plan to ensure the DC government stayed within budget, and created the Spending Pressure Task Force that identified and eliminated over $100 million of overspending within DC government agencies. Through these savings, Mayor Vincent Gray was able to invest in transformational initiatives, such as maximizing Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, increasing access to inclusive special education services, and funding a capital modernization of all DC Public Schools and DC playgrounds.
In 2017, Eric decided to return to the Council's Committee on Health, because despite having nearly 97% of our residents insured, there are still significant health outcome disparities in DC driven by social determinants of health. As Committee Director, under the leadership of Committee chairperson Vince Gray, Eric drafted legislation to transform DC’s health care system for its two eastern wards with a new state-of-the-art community hospital, an ambulatory care center, and two urgent care centers. Eric also worked with his Committee staff to draft the Birth-to-Three for All DC Act of 2018, which will make subsidized high-quality childcare services available for all DC families with children from birth to age three.
Eric was recently elected as the Ward 3 representative of the D.C. State Board of Education and will focus on solving Ward 3 school overcrowding, attracting and retaining teachers, and expanding Out of School Time and summer programs for all DC youth. Eric lives in the Palisades with his two sons, Alec and Chan, and his two dogs, Scarlet and Domino. When Eric is not representing the students and families of Ward 3 he enjoys running and weight-lifting.
Elena Harder is here to catalyze your Joygasm! Through her own experience of decades of depression, postpartum rage and psychosis, she awakened to the need for mother centered communities of care.
Spending far too many years as a workshop junkie, single mother and struggling entrepreneur she knows what it is to work too hard for too little reward. A destined encounter with Joygasm showed a path out of the shitstorm and into a new beautiful life. Sharing vulnerable stories of transformation through her podcast The Joygasmic Life. She offers attunements to release rape from your yoni, quit expecting the worst from your kids and heal compulsive over giving. She is an international best-selling author of 3 books with a postpartum healing journal coming soon.
She catalyzes mothers to empower themselves through digestible eCourses to help remove negative self-talk, alchemize daily stressors and create their own Joygasmic Life.
Christina Urias (you-ri-us) a writer, producer, and actress.
Grandave Capital got started five years ago. Ruben Islas who always dreamt of making movies, brought me on I was the second employee, Candice DelGuidice was the first. We’ve grown so much over the years, adding many talented people to our ever-growing dynamic team.
I come from a very tightly knit family. My mother is from Mexico, my father from Los Angeles of German Mexican decent. I have two brothers. I am the middle child. I am definitely a Tomboy. So when it came to acting action scenes or stunt work that didn’t come out of the ordinary for me. I grew up emulating Rocky Balboa vs. Ivan Drago fights with my brothers. Of course, we each always wanted to be Rocky! We would recite lines from Lion Heart and Kickboxer wanted to be just like Jean Claude Van Damme, and still do.
So, whenever there’s a chance to unleash that childhood playfulness I was so use to reenacting as a kid, as an adult and now actress I come in swinging, for the opportunity.
Ruben I came up with the Idea for Divorce Bait, along with two their writers This a raunchy comedy that came out this past December on every streaming platform. I had a small cameo as Jasmin, the bitchy assistant.
On a business trip to Palm Springs, Ruben, Candice and I met downstairs for lunch. Ruben tells us about this dream he had. I was a nun and was holding a crucifix in church. I was like ok, Candice and I both laughing.
He said we should make a movie. So, we started researching about nuns Ruben came across this amazing story about a nun who died saving a girl from human trafficking. We did more and more research and found an elite group of super nuns called Talitha Kum, which means little girl I say to you Arise. Mark 5:41.
When we found this out, we knew we had to make this movie happen. I started writing and Ruben says: Oh yeah, you’re playing the lead.
I’ve always admired actors and the ability to portray and give life to a character. I never dreamed that was in the stars for me. So, when I was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime I stepped up to the plate.
Final Vow is and will always be one of the best experiences of my life. That will premiere at the Boston International Film Festival, April 15th.
After Final Vow, we started Last Call shortly after and that was filmed in Mazatlan. I cowrote that produced and was a supporting actor in that film.
We just wrapped Gringo Hunters and that’s in post-production. I play a villain named Tracy. I start a new project Mid-April.
Rasa Priya is a unique sacred sound alchemist who has studied the healing arts for more than 30 years. His approach is original, artistic and beautifully creative. He combines spirituality, quantum healing, mindfulness, science, art, and various styles of music in order to create a vibrationally sacred space for a deep healing journey. Many who experience Rasa’s work, have transformed their lives through self realization, self acceptance, self love, and healing from old wounds.
As a child, Rasa grew up in an abusive home and sought playing music as a way to escape, a safe place for self expression. Early on, he was recognized by his music teachers as gifted and was even featured in a public performance after only one month of instruction. As a young teen Rasa struggled to find his way in the world, troubled by the ways of the human condition and the state of world affairs. After some time, Rasa eventually turned to spirituality as a way to heal his internal conflict. Combining music and spirituality seemed like a perfect match. Music allowed the freedom of creative exploration and expression, beyond the rigid constraints of his limited conditioning and perception.
Rasa’s desire for service led him into healthcare where he earned degrees in respiratory therapy and nursing. As a healthcare worker, he discovered the relationship between wellness and internal conflict. He noticed how much perspective and thoughts influence body chemistry. Rasa was often frustrated with the superficial approach and limitations of western medicine. “In western medicine we mostly treat symptoms. Rarely do we address the root causes of suffering”, Rasa explains. Searching for answers, both professionally and personally, Rasa journeyed to India where he stayed in temples, studying meditation, spirituality, and music related to spiritual cultivation. Rasa’s interest in spirituality and music continued and he created a kirtan (chanting) band, Jivatma, and ended up playing mostly for small gigs and festivals. After many years, Rasa left the healthcare industry and devoted himself fully to his life long dream of music and healing.
Rasa began having unusual experiences as a child. His parents recall him seeing and speaking to a being that they could not see, but thought of it as a creation of a normal childhood imagination. By age 7, Rasa had a series of dreams and visions that appeared other worldly. Many of the things he saw he could not understand at the time, he could not make sense of things…until now. “In one vision, an entity with white light as a face showed me the future. At the time I thought he was Jesus. In this vision, people were projecting their fear onto one another, striking out at each other” Rasa said. He points out that although this concept is easily understood at present, he had no idea what this meant as a child. Rasa shares that he was shown how he came from source and that he had to pass through some kind of dense layer in order to manifest into this material world. Another vision came many years later, when Rasa was visited by six light beings. They told him they were neither male or female, and that he was really a part of their family. As many of us do, Rasa set these experiences aside and carried on with his life, not really knowing what to do with the information, or if it was even real. Feeling a deep internal call, he moved to Maui where his life dramatically transformed. He engaged in deep forms of spiritual practice, became a student of the Vedas, studied massage and reiki, and explored with various plant medicines. Many of these practices revealed his natural relationship with energy and healing.
Maui Sound Healing-
Maui Sound Healing is the creation of Rasa Priya and Sarah Sundari. Their unique approach and eclectic style take the listener deep within, a truly healing experience. They offer private sound healing sessions, shamanic (shadow work) sessions, and retreats on the island of Maui.
Susan Miller is a pioneer of the Internet, a businesswoman, publisher, and author of 14 best-selling astrology books. An accredited astrologer, she is the founder of AstrologyZone.com where she writes comprehensive monthly forecasts available on the Internet. Started in 1995, Susan’s website is visited by 13 million unique readers annually. According to Google Analytics, her site is #1 in readership in America. Astrology Zone® is also read internationally, where 52% of her web traffic is based, emanating from 132 countries.
Susan is also a regular, monthly contributing editor to four international fashion magazines: Vogue Japan, Vogue China, W South Korea, and Amica, a glossy fashion magazine based in Milan for Italian readers. In the US, Susan was a contributing editor for Instyle for five years, and prior to that, for Elle Magazine for six years.
Susan’s corporate clients are too numerous to list, but most recently she was invited by Louis Vuitton to help celebrate Mr. Vuitton’s 200th birthday. In addition to speaking to selected LV press, Susan also designed a window in concert with a creative team from the Creative Lab in London, displaying the solar system within one of Mr. Vuitton’s classic trunks. In September 2021, Susan’s window design was replicated in 400 Louis Vuitton boutiques worldwide.
In 2020, just prior to the Coronavirus shutdown in New York City, from January 1 to March 1, Susan designed her own pop-up Astrology Zone shop in Bloomingdale’s flagship New York City 59th Street location. Susan’s shop was situated on the main floor where Susan, working with Bloomingdale’s buyers in multiple departments, displayed many types of gifts, appropriate for Fire, Earth, Air, or Water signs. The beautifully decorated 1,200-square foot boutique with ceiling to floor continuous films of the four elements was replicated in Bloomingdale’s stores in Bergen County New Jersey, Union Square in San Francisco, and in the Westside Mall in Los Angeles.
Susan has two popular apps that are available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. The first is called “Daily Horoscope Astrology Zone + More by Susan Miller,” which is offered in two versions—free and paid subscription. Her premium paid version is a three-time award winner, receiving first prize for compelling content from the Media Excellence Awards. Susan’s app, first created in 2003, and updated several times, was most recently completely redesigned in August 2020. The premium version of her app was given the Honoree award for three consecutive years by the Webby Awards.
Her second, newest app, also available on the Apple App Store and Google Play, was introduced in June 2022 and is called “Moonlight: Phases of the Moon by Susan Miller.” Her app reports many ephemeral facts, including the eight moon phases, which of the 12 signs the moon will be traveling through that day, and its most important feature, the precise time the moon becomes void-of-course—and when that period stops. The moon goes void continually at random intervals, sometimes for a matter of minutes, but most often for several hours or more than a day.
Readers will know when to sidestep a void-moon period no matter where they live or happen to be traveling. Both “Daily Horoscope” and “Moonlight” employ GPS location services to report accurate important information for each day on the calendar worldwide regardless of where the app user is on the planet. Her Moonlight app goes up to the year 2050 and is meant to be used every day so that app users will always know when to time their most vital initiations. Susan Miller’s Moonlight app is considered unique for a mass audience, and like her other app, is beautifully designed and is supremely user friendly.
Finally, in the astrological community, Susan was a finalist in the Professional Image category of the Regulus Awards at the United Astrology Conference in Orlando, Florida. (The conference takes place every five years and attracts an international audience.) The Regulus Award is the highest honor given to an astrologer for their contribution to the field of astrology. The award is named after Regulus, the brightest star in the night sky.