Headlined Guests

Brian DiCiacco
Guest Occupation: Creative Empowerment Optimist (CEO)
Guest Biography:

Biography, taken from: https://aworldempowered.com/members/ramona-peters/

Born and raised in the North American Midwest, BC DiCiacco grew up seeing the world with child-like awe and amazement; he has always loved “playing with life”. As a young man, a traumatic motorcycle accident nearly took his life, which enhanced this wondrous outlook on life even more. “Live each day as though it were your last; one of these days, you will be right,” is BC’s living mantra. His NDA (Near Death Experience) also caused him to become deeply passionate about helping each person live the happiest, most fulfilled life possible, regardless of what that meant to each one.

In the Midwest, BC created his own custom furniture company and ran it successfully for more than 15 years, coinciding with his establishment of “Le.Ed.” (Leadership Education and Entrepreneur Development); a localized focus group that helped dozens of business owners to learn leadership skills and grow their revenues.

In 2015, BC felt the world calling to him, so in early 2016, BC closed shop, and traveled to Central America with a map and a backpack, seeking the source that was calling to him. After three months abroad, the entrepreneurial bug bit again; he is now the CEO (or “Creative Empowerment Officer”, as he prefers) for “A World Empowered, LLC”, a company which seeks out and initiates projects around the world that cultivate and perpetuate the empowerment of human beings. In addition, BC most recently created “Twenty Tuesday”; a global online community where people gather weekly for focused meditation that cultivates positivity, optimism, self-love and a higher world vibration. BC is a true consummate friend and compassionate soul, driven to be an uplifting force in the world.

During business studies with his own coach, Matt Shoup, BC was encouraged to create a warrior credo for himself. The credo was meant to be both a defining illustration and a guiding force that would solidify (in his own heart) who he is at his core, and would help keep him on track if ever he were lost; it is what he would fight to the death for, in the arena of life. With this single sentence, BC encapsulated the life that he exemplifies with every waking breath:

“Today I fight to be a shining example of Love, Light, Leadership, Legacy and Lifestyle, in the lives of everyone that I meet.”

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Supreme Self Confidence
Guest Occupation: An author, musician and experienced clinical hypnotherapist.
Guest Biography:

Want to live an abundant and prosperous life? My guest is Glenn Harrold who is an author, musician and experienced clinical hypnotherapist who has helped thousands of clients over a wide range of stress related problems. He has combined his hypnotherapy skills with an extensive recording knowledge to produce a uniquely effective series of high quality hypnosis recordings that have been downloaded over 10 million times and are well established as the UK's bestselling self-help audio titles of all time. Glenn also writes self-help books for Orion in the UK and McGraw Hill in the USA and produces hypnotherapy CDs, has been at Number 1 in the self-help audio chart every year for the last 7 years, and in 2006 was awarded a gold disc for sales of over £250,000. Glenn has 20 years’ experience as a clinical hypnotherapist in one to one therapy sessions, and in recent years he has worked with many high profile and celebrity clients. In May 2011 he was made a fellow of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis for his achievements in the world of hypnotherapy. https://www.GlennHarrold.com/  FREE GIFT, Mindfulness for Releasing Anxiety MP3 and Self Hypnosis Guide PDF eBook: https://www.glennharrold.com/mindfulness/download-nosignup.html

Guest Category: Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Technology
Von Galt
Guest Occupation: he Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) and Eastern Energy Medicine service
Guest Biography:

Merkaba Chakras was founded by myself, Von Galt. I am IT professional and an author who writes about metaphysics. I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Washington. I attended graduate school at the University of Maryland University College for E-Commerce, and ultimately graduated with my Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on E-Business from Westwood College Denver North. I've been a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism and ancient metaphysic studies for 40+ years. As a life-long seeker of the latest in metaphysical practices and products, my mission is to help people always be connected to the universe through Christ Consciousness. Aside from being an IT professional, I offer my QHHT services to those who seek my assistance in uncovering clarity to their life challenges in order to help raise the frequency of Earth. I've peer reviewed QHHT against quantum physics and metaphysics of Buddhism, and I'm confident that the information brought forward from the Starseed and Indigo incarnates that seek me out for a session, reaffirm the scientific findings in academia. I am compiling all the ascension and awakening materials from my Starseed and Indigo incarnate QHHT sessions into a book, which my hope is to help bring awareness to the greater reality of how reincarnation, ascension, awakening, and spirituality play a pivotal part in the parallel reality of the users manifesting within it. 

Philosophy: If it’s metaphysical and expands your consciousness, then you’ll find me investigating the phenomenon to see where it fits in the life planning of consciousness. I'm no ordinary ‘woo woo’ practitioner. As a lifelong Buddhist, I investigate and practice the modality and put it against many peer review scientific and medical journals to make sure it can be substantiated by quantum physics. The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso is an example of a well-known Buddhist who put's metaphysic spiritual concepts under much academic research before encouraging practitioners to follow the findings.

I believe in the ABCs, which is to always be connected to source energy. My  mission is to uplift customers by offering them helpful tools in metaphysic products and services so that they can live a spiritual and balanced lifestyle. In doing so, my customers are some of the highest vibrating souls on Gaia (Earth) and affect the harmonic frequency of the people around them. It's not always easy to find peace in non-peaceful situations and to remember that you've always been enough. 
Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Access Consciousness
Andy Timmons
Guest Occupation: Legendary Guitarist for Danger Danger & Andy Timmons Band
Guest Biography:

A  N  D  Y

T  I  M  M  O  N  S

LEGENDARY GUITARIST

CROSSING ALL GENRE'S

Instrumental rock, hard rock, glam metal, blues rock, 

jazz fusion

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 

As guitarist for pop-metal band Danger Danger, he toured the world opening for Kiss and Alice Cooper, sold over a million records worldwide, and had two #1 videos on MTV, plus amassing a discography that includes 7 solo releases that range from blazing guitar instrumentals, to blues, and even a Beatles/Elvis Costello-inspired collection of pop tunes.

As a session player, he’s been highly featured on CDs by drumming legend Simon Phillips, a live CD with Olivia Newton-John (Andy has been her music director/guitarist for several U.S. tours), two internationally acclaimed CDs by Kip Winger, recording sessions for Paula Abdul, Paul Stanley, and countless radio and television jingles. He has also played alongside many of his heroes such as Steve Vai and Joe Satriani (as a regular guest on their G3 tours in Dallas), Eric Johnson, Steve Morse, Mike Stern, Ace Frehley, Ted Nugent, and Pierre Bensusan, as well as some of his fave ’60’s singing stars such as the Beach Boys, Lesley Gore, and Gordon Waller (of Peter and Gordon fame!)

The decision to pursue the studio scene led him to more serious music studies. He studied classical guitar for two years before moving to Miami to study jazz guitar at the University of Miami (largely because the Dixie Dregs, Pat Metheny, and Jaco Pastorius had all gone there). He eventually ended up in Dallas where he was extremely fortunate to get a foot in the door of an incredibly good studio scene. In 1988, the Andy Timmons band was formed, and he quickly gained a following in Texas. Around that time, Epic recording artists Danger Danger recruited him to finish their debut record, film several videos, and begin touring.

After 4 years in New York with Danger Danger, Andy returned to Dallas in 1993 to resume his studio career and the Andy Timmons Band. His first solo release, ear X-tacy, was released in 1994 to critical acclaim followed 1997’s ear X-tacy 2. He then released Pawn Kings (1997), Orange Swirl (1998), The Spoken and the Unspoken (1999), and And-thology 1 & 2 (2000). In 2001 Andy signed with Favored Nations and released his first international record, That Was Then, This is Now, a compilation of the first two ear X-tacy records and and five new tracks. Resolution (2006) marks Andy’s first full-length new release for Favored Nations.

Andy has been consistently voted a “Top 20 Favorite Guitarist” in most of Japan’s rock music magazine’s reader polls, as well as being voted “Musician of the Year” four years in a row in the acclaimed Dallas Observer Music Awards. He also has become one of the most respected and sought-after clinicians representing Ibanez Guitars, touring the world on their behalf.

 

Purchase the most recent album

 By

 Andy Timmons Band

Entitled

Theme from a Perfect World

At amazon.com

 

For more information about

A n d y  T  i m m o n s

 Visit

https://www.facebook.com/AndyTimmonsOfficial/

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https://twitter.com/AndyTImmonsBand

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Danger Danger

Danger Danger (1989)

Down And Dirty Live (1990)

Screw It! (1991)

Cockroach (2001)

Pawn Kings

Andy Timmons and the Pawn Kings (1995)

Andy Timmons and the Pawn Kings Live (1998)

Solo

Ear X-Tacy (1994)

Ear X-Tacy 2 (1997)

Orange Swirl (1998)

The Spoken and the Unspoken (1999)

And-Thology 1 & 2 (2001)

That Was Then, This Is Now (2002)

Here Comes the Son - An Acoustic Christmas (2006)

Resolution (2006)

Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper (2011)

Theme From A Perfect World (2016)

Simon Phillips

Another Lifetime (1998)

Out of the Blue (Live, 1999)

Protocol II (2013)

Protocol III (2015)

Andy Timmons Band

Resolution (2006)

Andy Timmons Band Plays Sgt. Pepper (2011)

Theme from a Perfect World (2016)

Kip Winger

This Conversation Seems Like a Dream (1996)

Songs From The Ocean Floor (2000)

Ted Pearce

"Big Metuselah: Human Sacrifice" (2000)

Hallelu Et Adonai: Praise The Lord (2005)

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music, TV & Film
CEO at 17
Guest Occupation: CEO of Human Nature Projects
Guest Biography:

Elliot is the founder and CEO of Human Nature Projects, an international environmental charity supporting volunteers across 104 countries. He is a TED speaker, author, podcast host and filmmaker with a goal of reframing our human relationship with nature. So he’s saving people and planet at the tender age of 17.

To date, Elliot has been blessed with an abundance of life and near-death experiences: from giving flying lessons to owls and playing chicken with vultures to being stalked by a leopard in Botswana. But his learning simply is that we must all strive to be better animals. ‘Human Nature’ is his philosophy for how we get there.

"I'd describe myself as a skilled communicator, senior management executive and policy strategist with experience across two dozen charitable ventures. At age 17, my perspective is uniquely idealistic and I bring my values into everything I do. I'm a free spirit, a thought leader and storyteller aiming to reconnect the family tree of life."

"Ultimately, my path has been shaped by the animals around me. Age 10, I was stalked by a leopard in Botswana. The incident was reported, leading to the relocation or more likely shooting of the offending creature. The mixture of relief and guilt I felt from the incident continues to drive me forward. Likewise, I had a pet stick insect Ochre for a period of 18 months. I'd previously raised assassin bugs, fig tree leaf beetles and other critters, but Ochre connected with me more deeply. She taught me how thin the barriers between humans and other animals are. So now I've set about dismantling them piece by piece. That's my mission.

Guest Category: Visual Arts, Business, Careers, Management, Earth & Space, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Pets and Animals, Politics & Government
Ron MacLachlan
Guest Occupation: Founder of the pro-police rally, Appreciation Day Organizer
Guest Biography:

Law Enforcement Appreciation Day organizer Ron MacLachlan beaten w/longboard & bullhorn by BLM/Antifa.
*BLM/Antifa advance notice to police they intended to “shut” us “down.” Police Chief knew. #TheyLetItHappen @denverpolice @jaredpolis @mayorhancock #DenverAnarchoTyranny pic.twitter.com/xHprcnkc0S

— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 20, 2020

Malkin informed CM that the organizer of the event, Ron MacLachlan, "was beaten with a huge skateboard and bullhorn after leading a group prayer." His head was bruised and bloodied by the incident. There are pictures of MacLachlan's injuries and videos of some of the melee from the confrontations on Malkin's Twitter page.
https://www.churchmilitant.com/news/article/pro-police-rally-disrupted

Guest Category: News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Dr. Melissa Balizan
Guest Occupation: Health & Wellness Pharmacist specialist, Entrepreneur & Coach
Guest Biography:

Passionate about health and patient care with a proven track record of implementing processes in health and wellness that have improved patient care.
My mission is to reduce the healthcare burden by uniting a team of health and wellness providers to reduce the prevalence of chronic disease and empowering others to make more informed decisions about their lifestyle.

My vision is to make a difference in the lives of others by serving and educating on physical, mental, and emotional health.

In my 20 years of traditional medical practice working as a clinical pharmacist with extensive direct patient care I see where healthcare is failing. I have witnessed firsthand the suffering of women and their families due to chronic, preventable, and reversible lifestyle related diseases.
 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Self Help, Variety
Dr Nick DiNubile
Guest Occupation: Sports Medicine Orthopedic Surgeon, Best Selling Author
Guest Biography:

Dr. Nicholas DiNubile is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine.

He is in private practice in Havertown, PA with Premier Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. Dr. DiNubile has been chosen, for over 2 decades in “Best Doctors in America” as well as Philadelphia Magazine’s “Top Doctors” He is also featured in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons.”

He is the author of the bestselling book, FrameWork- Your 7 Step Program for Healthy Muscles, Bones & Joints (Rodale) and is Executive Producer and host of the award winning national PBS television special, Your Body’s FrameWork.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Guest Biography:

Born and raised in The Adirondack Mountains in New York, Rev. CJ and his husband Richard have a home there for a summer retreat.  Rev. CJ and Richard have been partnered twenty-seven years and were married in 2004. They have two adult sons.  Rev. CJ holds degrees in Education from Mater Dei College and Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School and is an Adjunct Professor of Ministerial Formation at Meadville Lombard Theological School. He served the Florida UU Ministers Association as Good Officer or Minister to Ministers. Prior to the ministry, Rev. CJ held leadership roles in non-profit organizations in New York and Massachusetts. Rev. McGregor most served as the Developmental Minister at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Palm Beaches in North Palm Beach from 2013 through 2017.  Rev. CJ has served congregations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He served as Director of Religious Education for eight years in a Massachusetts congregation. He has served as a hospice chaplain and a chaplain in a forensic unit of a Massachusetts state hospital. He's served the denomination as Commissioner of the Commission on Social Witness and has served the Journey Toward Wholeness Committee. Rev. CJ describes himself as a theist with strong humanist leanings. That is, he feels held by something greater and believes we can save ourselves if we are committed to love and justice. He holds the freedom of belief dear and teaches that we all have a place at the table and encourages Unitarian Universalists to walk the talk by welcoming everyone regardless of beliefs. Rev. CJ describes his ministry as pastoral, stating that he receives the greatest satisfaction from being in a relationship with congregants and offering care, support, and guidance.

Guest Category: Spiritual
Diane Halfman
Guest Occupation: Consultant, Trainer, Podcaster
Guest Biography:

It was never Diane Halfman’s plan to walk the streets and become a prostitute, yet alone get involved with vicious gangs and narcotics, but her life choices put her in grave circumstances. Danger became a way of life for Diane forcing her to carry a gun in her hand every day for 10 years.  You see, Diane Halfman was an undercover cop for the San Diego Police department. Her job was to infiltrate the gangs and prostitutes, bust the John’s, bring ’em down and clean up the streets.

Diane understands fear and survival instincts—she lived them, and knows what it takes to find your grit, perseverance and power to push through any challenge. After being medically retired from the police department as a result of a training accident, Diane took her years of experience along with her Master’s in Human Resources Management and Certification as an Ultimate Game of Life Coach to pioneer the creation of her own company called SPALife.  SPA is an acronym for Seek Power Always. Her podcast, “Live Your SPALife” is a call to action for all women to define and create the life they truly want.

As the RESET Specialist Diane Halfman travels the country speaking, consulting, conducting workshops and seminars dedicated to helping overwhelmed women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders move from a life of emergency to emergence. Diane possesses a unique set of skills and life experiences that allow her to coach, guide and demonstrate the very techniques she used to RESET her own life and those of countless others. Her passion is to teach women how to be their own COP - walking in the world with more Confidence, Optimism and Power.

5 key insights:

  1. Recognize what’s draining your power. 
  2. Evaluate what’s your next most powerful step. 
  3. System - use a simple 1 - 3 step plan. 
  4. Experience being in the zone. 
  5. Track and maintain your power habits.

http://www.resetyourpowergift.com

"I utilize my past undercover police work to help women move through crisis, manage boundaries, and not second-guess themselves."

Take my 4 minute Life Reset Quiz so you can see exactly where you stand in the key areas of your life and start to make those small, yet significant shifts to reduce the physical and mental clutter in your life while accessing your inner power by creating your SPALife: Seek Power Always!

www.LifeResetQuiz.com

Social Media links:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/DianeHalfmanFan

https://www.linkedin.com/in/DianeHalfman

https://www.youtube.com/c/DianeHalfman/channels

https://twitter.com/DianeHalfman

https://www.instagram.com/dianehalfman/

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Self Help
Joe Marino, Executive Director of Veterans Florida
Guest Occupation: Executive Director, Veterans Florida
Guest Biography:

Joe Marino, the Executive Director of Veterans Florida, is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer.   During his time in the Army, he was a commissioned Air Defense Artillery Officer.   Following his military service, Joe spent eight years working for the State of Florida in various capacities.   Joe has been active in Florida Legislative policy regarding military, veteran and defense economic development issues since 2002.   From 2002 to 2006, he also worked as a legislative analyst on the Florida House of Representatives Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.   From 2006 to 2008, he was Deputy Legislative Affairs Director for the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, advocating for Veterans issues and the departmental budget.   From 2008 to 2010, he was the Governor’s Office liaison to the state’s military installations and communities.   Prior to his time with the State of Florida, Joe was a recruiter assisting separating military officers find employment with Fortune 500 companies.   Joe founded a trade association in 2010 for Florida defense businesses working to improve their business climate in Florida and to connect defense businesses for opportunities all across the state.   

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, History, Military, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Rodney Robinson
Guest Occupation: 2019 National Teacher of the Year
Guest Biography:
Rodney Robinson is a 19-year teaching veteran. Rodney became a teacher to honor his mother, who struggled to receive an education after being denied as a child due to segregation and poverty in rural Virginia. In 2015, Robinson started teaching at Virgie Binford Education Center, a school inside the Richmond Juvenile Detention Center, in an effort to better understand the school-to-prison pipeline. 
 
Robinson has been published three times by Yale University and has received numerous awards for his accomplishments. He is a member of Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s Education Compact Team, which includes politicians, educators, business leaders and community leaders and is working with the city and local colleges to recruit underrepresented teachers. He also worked with Pulitzer Prize-winning author James Forman Jr. on developing curriculum on race, class and punishment as part of the Yale Teacher's Institute. 
Guest Category: Education, History, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: Legendary Bassist with Peter Frampton-David Gilmour-Foreigner-The Small Faces and Bad Company
Guest Biography:

R  I  C  K

W  I  L  L  S

LEGENDARY AND REVERED BASS PLAYER

with

PETER FRAMPTON ... THE SMALL FACES... FOREIGNER...

DAVID GILMOUR... BAD COMPANY

and  ASSOCIATIONS

with

ROXY MUSIC ...LYNYRD SKYNYRD...

ROGER DALTREY... SPOOKY TOOTH

To date Rick Wills has played bass guitar on 113

published albums and singles.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!

 

"Rick" Wills is a British bass guitarist. He is best known for his work with the rock band Foreigner and his associations with the Small Faces, Peter Frampton, and Bad Company.

Wills joined the rock band Joker's Wild in 1966, (with David Gilmour on guitars and vocals), replacing Tony Sainty, until they broke up in 1968. He played bass on Peter Frampton's first three albums before parting from Frampton in 1975. He became the bassist with Roxy Music in 1976, before leaving them and joining the Small Faces in 1977, during their reunion period. He left the Small Faces and appeared on David Gilmour's critically acclaimed solo album in 1978, with William Wilson on drums. The next year, Wills became a member of rock band Foreigner and remained with them for 14 years.

After leaving Foreigner in 1992, he joined Bad Company and stayed with them until Boz Burrell rejoined the band in 1998. In July 1999 he filled in for Lynyrd Skynyrd bassist Leon Wilkeson for live shows when Wilkeson briefly took ill. He appeared at The Steve Marriott Memorial Concert on 24 April 2001, as part of a backing band with Bobby Tench, Zak Starkey and Rabbit Bundrick.

Wills was reunited with Small Faces drummer Kenney Jones in the Jones Gang during 2006 and appeared with The RD Crusaders for The Teenage Cancer Trust at The London International Music Show on 15 June 2008. Wills left The Jones Gang in the summer of 2015 and was replaced by Pat Davey.

Rick co-wrote the songs 'Do You Feel Like We Do' and 'Doobie Wah' during his time with Peter Frampton. To date Rick Wills has played bass guitar on 113 published albums and singles.

 

For more information about Rick Wills

visit

The Rick Wills Fan Page

at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1316047885185282/

 

Rick Wills Discography

With Cochise

Cochise (1970)

Swallow Tales (1971)

So Far (1972)

Past Loves (A History) (1992) - Compilation

Velvet Mountain: An Anthology 1970-1972 (2013) - Compilation Double Album

With Peter Frampton

Wind of Change - A&M (1972)

Frampton's Camel – A&M (1973)

Somethin's Happening – A&M (1974)

With Roxy Music

Viva! – Atco (1976)

With Kevin Ayers 1976

Yes we have no Mañanas (So Get Your Mañanas Today)

With The Small Faces

Playmates – Atlantic (1977)

78 in the Shade – Atlantic (1978)

With David Gilmour

David Gilmour – Harvest (1978)

With Foreigner

Head Games – Atlantic (1979)

4 – Atlantic (1981)

Agent Provocateur – Atlantic (1984)

Inside Information – Atlantic (1987)

Unusual Heat – Atlantic (1991)

With Bad Company

What You Hear Is What You Get: The Best of Bad Company – Atco (1993)

Company of Strangers – Elektra(1995)

Stories Told & Untold – Elektra (1997)

With The Jones Gang

Any Day Now - AAO Music (2005)

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, TV & Film
Ethan Gold
Guest Occupation: Songmaker
Guest Biography:

ETHAN GOLD

Underground songmaker and music artist Ethan Gold has just wrapped recording for his upcoming record, a double-album Earth City which explores themes of longing — for human connection, for romance, for nightlife in the city, and ultimately for connection to the threatened natural world.  To coincide with the first climate strikes, he released an advance video for one of the environmental songs from the album, “Never Met a World Like You,” and performed for the first time after his 2013 head injury, at three Los Angeles rallies in the final months of 2019. 

During several years of convalescence, Ethan has been quietly making a lot of music, most recently, the glitchily gorgeous score to the Blumhouse supernatural thriller Don’t Let Go, released in autumn 2019 on Universal / Back Lot Music.  In late 2018 Ethan released a soundtrack to his brother Ari’s second feature, The Song of Sway Lake.  To match the tale of the decline of an aristocratic family and the golden light of late summer on an Adirondack lake, Ethan’s piano-driven score is an emotional force of water and silence, dreams and nostalgia.  The soundtrack album also features multiple renditions of Ethan’s original title song “Sway Lake,” including versions sung by John Grant and The Staves, arranged and produced utterly convincingly to sound like lost pop recordings from the late 1930s and ’40s.

Also released in 2018 while Ethan was not playing live shows was the much-praised naive electronic album Expanses (Teenage Synthstrumentals)  (“Primitive analogue instruments to their sound-warping limits” – Uncut; “Wildly diverting… by some wide-eyed, sun and acid-baked LA wunderkind” – Electronic Sound; “Records like these are my reason for getting into independent music in the first place” – Skope Mag; “I can say with complete confidence that I won’t hear anything quite as original… If you think it’s absurd to even suggest that a devotedly experimental, avant-garde artist could have such a reach, I would encourage you to have a listen to some of Lou Reed’s earlier solo work and reassess your opinion… More authentic than anything you’ve heard on FM radio in your life” – Vents Magazine.)  Gold also returned to early influences and completed an album of live covers of mostly new wave tracks, from New Order and Bauhaus to Of Montreal and The Knife, as Live Undead Bedroom Closet Covers(“Unhinged but weirdly compelling” – Uncut; “Brilliant cover versions” – Shindig!; “Rather fantastic” – The Crack). 

Gold first stepped into public consciousness when he produced and arranged his friend Elvis Perkins’ blog-hyped debut Ash Wednesday, one of the most influential albums of the modern folk-rock resurgence.  After moonlighting as bass player in his brother Ari’s New York folk party band the Honey Brothers, and scoring his twin’s debut feature, the epic air-drumming comedy Adventures of Power, Ethan began honing his intensely personal style while living in a dilapidated flat in Los Angeles.  He released his debut art-rock album Songs From A Toxic Apartment in 2011 to underground acclaim (“Emotions delivered with an unfiltered, glaring legibility”- Pitchfork; “The most interesting record I’ve listened to in the past 5 years”- Rock N Roll Experience.)  He then began rolling out a series of videos from the album showcasing his visceral approach, which led him to side work as a video director.  He was working on a film score and his follow-up album when he suffered the head injury in 2013.  Through a long recovery, he now credits the temporary dissolution of his cognitive ability with an upgraded inner power and creativity, and a clarified mission: in a world that seems more and more combative, bringing sensitive people and quieter things —  music and poetry and the living earth — back into their magnificence.  

Gold was raised in San Francisco, during the long extended hangover after hippie times in that city.  His father is Beat author Herbert Gold, and his mother Melissa was a collaborator and last girlfriend of legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and was killed with Graham in a helicopter crash.  A childhood of constant change and chaos may have led Ethan to the unique way he approaches music as a balm and a life meaning-maker.  Today he lives and dreams songs, writing about half his music while asleep.  Earth City will be both a much-anticipated step forward for an artist whose path has been curved by inner impulse and by fate, and a return to the essential path of his original vision.  He jokes that his mission is to “make sensitivity cool again.”  But we can tell he’s actually not kidding.  He’s willing to be quiet enough to paint in songs the delicate details of the modern age, and willing to be strong enough to fight for the world as it could be.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Cyndi Dale
Guest Occupation: Internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant
Guest Biography:

CYNDI DALE

Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker, healer, and business consultant and the author of 27 books about energy medicine, intuition, and spirituality. In addition, she has worked with over 70,000 clients and presented hundreds of seminars and workshops across the Americas and in Russia, England, Wales, Amsterdam, Iceland, Costa Rica, Belize, Morocco, Peru, Scotland, and more. She is also a favored teacher and healer for China, leading in-person and on-line classes, and has been published in over 17 languages.

Her books include The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy, the winner of four internationally recognized Publisher’s Awards. Most recently, her titles include Energy Wellness for Your Pets (2019), Llewellyn’s Little Book of Empathy (2019),  Awaken Clairvoyant Energy (2018); The Subtle Body Coloring Book, The Little Book of Chakras, and Subtle Energy Techniques (2017); and Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Chakras, the largest compendium of chakra knowledge ever produced (2016). Overall, she seeks to unify the world’s most vital spiritual messages, encouraging understanding and community among all peoples.

Her next releases include Energy Healing for Trauma, Stress & Chronic Illness (Llewellyn, July 2020), and Advanced Chakra Healing, a reissue of a popular book first printed fifteen years ago (Llewellyn, August 2021.) Co-written with Dana Childs, she is also writing a book about making food and healthy choices through the chakras, to be published in 2022 by St. Martin’s Press.

Cyndi graduated from the University of Minnesota summa cum laude with a degree in English and a minor in Philosophy. She has also worked toward a master’s degree in divinity at Bethel University and holds a fifth-degree Reiki certificate, the highest of distinctions in this healing arena.

Cyndi currently teaches a certificate-level program at Normandale College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, through which adult students earn an accredited certificate in Energy Medicine. As well, she teaches a year-long Apprenticeship Program through her own company, Essential Energy, assisting individuals with developing their natural intuitive and healing gifts. These courses are added to the dozens she teaches locally and worldwide in energy medicine and spiritual healing.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Energy Healing, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Leslie Spencer
Guest Occupation: Singer
Guest Biography:

LESLIE SPENCER

After years of singing backup for the world’s most prominent big bands, vocalist and songwriter Leslie Spencer is taking her place in the spotlight with an album of her very own. Drawing on the vintage jazz roots and outsize stylings of her bandleaders Brian Setzer and Louis Prima, Jr., Leslie’s debut album, Sing Out!, is a collection of eleven fiery torch songs that transform love, loneliness and heartbreak into a captivating dramatic arc. Lusty, lyrical, bursting with unapologetic emotion and just a hint of snark, Sing Out! is the heartbreak record for romantics who refuse to play it safe.   

Recorded at The Rock House in Franklin, TN., the production of Sing Out! was overseen by Leslie’s longtime friend and collaborator, Grammy winner and legendary session musician Kevin McKendree (Delbert McClinton, George Thorogood, Brian Setzer). With music industry veteran McKendree as co-writer, engineer and mixer, the album was tracked in a breakneck two-day sprint of creative synergy. Close listeners will identify what makes this album sound so distinctly alive: the tracks were recorded live, giving the performances a raw, unpredictable edge and an authenticity that reaches through the speaker with spellbinding urgency. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the album’s title track. Co-written by Leslie and long-time friend Matt Mangano (Zac Brown Band) in a spur-of-the-moment inspiration while catching up over coffee, the song encapsulates the album’s paradoxical magic, conveying the warmth of a back room jam session and the electric intimacy of a smoky cabaret. 

Along with McKendree on piano and organ, Sing Out! includes the talents of Robert Frahm (Robert Frahm Band, Big Joe and the Dynaflows) on guitar, Patrick O’Hearn on bass (Frank Zappa, Missing Persons), Kenneth Blevins (John Hiatt, Sonny Landreth) on drums, and Eric Morones (Brian Setzer Orchestra, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy) on saxophone. With co-writing help from McKendree as well as Johnny Few and Mark Winchester, the songs on Sing Out! tell a story, not in chronological order but rather like facets in a diamond, revealing different perspectives on the journey of love going down in flames. 

With searing honesty, disarming humor, and a tonal range that goes from comforting whisper to operatic roar, Leslie’s first solo effort is the heartbreak record everyone needs. Her words are bitter and sweet in the perfect proportion of a classic Old-Fashioned, her no-holds-barred performance as cathartic as a plate hurled against the wall. For anyone who has felt robbed of their voice by love gone wrong, this is the record to make things right. As far from a plastic pop ballad as you can get, these are songs made for living, laughing, sobbing, sighing, and eventually, learning to love again.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Marshall Lefferts
Guest Occupation: multi-instrumentalist, performer and compose
Guest Biography:

MARSHALL LEFFERTS

Marshall Lefferts has been a student of Nature since the age of five when he made his first trip to a remote cabin in the deep wilds of the Adirondack Mountains with his parents and brothers. Fifty-five years later, he still goes to that cabin and listens intently to what Nature wishes to teach him, and much of what is shared in this book has come from those magical and insightful experiences. He also began studying music at the age of eight and is now a multi-instrumentalist, performer and composer.

In his first year of college in 1978, following a spontaneous epiphany of awakening, he began studying the martial art of Aikido and became inspired by the writings of R. Buckminster Fuller, having the good fortune of meeting Bucky the following year. Veering away from traditional academia into the indigenous education of the great Universe-ity, Marshall has traversed an unconventional path in service to the bigger picture of what’s going on here on planet Earth during this time of critical transition.

Along the way he became a Producer of media projects, starting with Star Trek CD-ROMs in the early 1990’s, then co-producing a short film about Mars Pathfinder for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 1997. In 1998, he met Barbara Marx Hubbard and subsequently became Co-Director of the Foundation for Conscious Evolution from 1999-2004, launching evolve.org in 2000. During these same years he produced internet media projects for the Buckminster Fuller Institute, then located in Santa Barbara, CA, where he was living. From 2005-2009 he lived on the Big Island of Hawaii, immersing in the study of “pod consciousness” with the Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins, and composing, recording and producing a collaborative album of original music, called Mystery of Souls.

Marshall is a Board Member of the Resonance Science Foundation (serving as President from 2006 to 2019), as well as co-designer, writer and producer of the Resonance Academy, launched in 2014, for which he continues to serve as an Adjunct Faculty. From 2007 to 2012, Marshall served as Associate Producer for the documentary film, Thrive: What On Earth Will It Take?, which is now the most widely viewed independent documentary film, and is collaborating again with the Thrive team as Co-Director of Visual Effects and Post-Production Supervisor for Thrive II: This Is What It Takes! (coming in 2020).

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Sound Healing, Music, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Self Help, Spiritual
Pip Meecham
Guest Occupation: Business Owner
Guest Biography:

Pip Meecham from ProjectBox is a systemisation specialist with a love for all things systems, technology, processes and workflows. She’s a self-confessed geek and has earned the nickname ‘Faster than Google’ by her peers. She looks at the HOW in your business - how you do the things you do, then translates that to ensure your processes and workflows are optimised for efficiency and effectiveness, implementing tools and technology to help streamline your operations, with operating procedures that help you scale and build a business that can work without you.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, News, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Technology, Variety
Guest Occupation: CEO
Guest Biography:

The KEY to success is Your commitment to do the work. The TRICK to success is what you work on.

“IT” Won’t Happen
Unless YOU Step Up!”

Context versus Content. My skill lies in ensuring you are operating at your peak, the best possible version of you so as you can honour the commitment you have made to yourself and Be the leader you were born to be.

With 35 years of senior leadership positions operating around the globe backed with an MBA in Leadership, Strategic Management and International Business I have your back and I know what it takes to push you to a new level.

Clients include Norcross Press, Roxcel, Oracle, Velocity Group, amongst others.
Guest Category: Business, Education, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, News, Philosophy, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Cynthia Dougherty
Guest Occupation: PhD, CEO/ Mastermind Performance Coach, Author, Cannabis advocate, TED Speaker
Guest Biography:

What is your first thought when you are faced with an unexpected change or obstacle in your Life? Do you feel frazzled and anxious often? We hold ourselves to unrealistic standards of perfection and then we judge ourselves when we don’t live up to them. But we are not supposed to be perfect. Let's get you back to calm. Turning feelings into words can help us process and overcome adversity.

Perfection is not possible. But TRANSFORMATION is. All of us have the capacity to change, learn and grow. No matter what the circumstances. Your mindset shapes your YOUR brain. When it comes to your business, you and your employees’ ability to adjust to change, no matter how big or small, will affect your business, productivity and your bottom line.

I have over 25 years of experience combining Mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Resilience Training into effective Mind Tools to help individuals and corporations Thrive and Survive our unpredictable world. I have developed the concept of “MindPowerment" to establish a life of living in a grounded state so you become your own “rock” – having the steady foundation you need to not only survive but thrive in life and business.

To facilitate #MindPowerment, I offer grounding practices and training to both individuals and corporations to assist in:

• Managing work and achieving goals, while maintaining Life Balance, Focus, Clarity and Joy.
• Unblocking, Recharging and Revitalizing your mindset.
• Mindset Training, understanding your brain, how to process and handle your actions and reactions.
• Rewiring your brain for success.
• Empower your corporation by building a collective resilience.

Author of “Lost, Found, & Rewired: Mind Tools that Shift You From Stressed and Frazzled to Calm and Vital” I educate people on how the brain works and how you can get it to work for you.

CONTACT ME
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Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety

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