Headlined Guests

April Lawson
Guest Occupation: Director of Debates and Public Discourse at Braver Angels
Guest Biography:

As Director of Debates, April Lawson leads Braver Angels’ Debate and Public Discourse Program. Lawson grew up in Kansas, studied anthropology at Yale and now lives in Washington, DC with her dog June. April worked for David Brooks at The New York Times for four years and previously cofounded and served as Associate Director of Weave: The Social Fabric Project at the Aspen Institute.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
RILEY SILOS
Guest Occupation: Filipino American musician
Guest Biography:

RILEY SILOS

I am a nineteen-year-old Filipino American musician. A California native, born and raised in Valencia. The Silos name in the Philippines are pioneer filmmakers and composers dating back to the early 1920’s. My parents are both musicians. I grew up surrounded by musicians and the music studios were my playground. 

Growing up, my parents exposed me to music, movies and sports. Sports played a big part of my younger years. 

Although I focused a lot on sports growing up (10 years of youth hockey and focusing on Olympic recurve archery for the last 5 years) I always turned to music every chance I get. 

Currently, I am a member of the Philippine National Olympic Recurve Archery Team. I represent them in all World tournaments. I am scheduled to participate in the Olympic qualifier in France this coming June and compete to get a spot for the Tokyo Olympics.

I am also working on a new music album called, “Infinity, In Between Shots.” I am really proud and excited to share my new work. I feel that my writing is more personal in these new songs.

Obstacles/Challenges:

Right now, my biggest challenge has nothing to do with music. I am in the middle of my second gap year (from the Los Angeles College of Music, in Pasadena) I took a gap year last year to prepare for the 2020 Olympics. Since that was postponed for this year, I have to continue to train for it, and postpone college one more year. Training for the Olympics is a full-time job that really tries a person’s resolve and resilience. 

But, even with the Olympics being the main focus right now, I allocate time to attend some online music classes and continue writing songs. I train 6-8 hours a day in archery, 6 days a week; and for all the other time, I am either writing songs, collaborating with other musicians, producing my music, shooting music videos, attending online music theory classes, or working on my piano playing and vocal techniques. It is a hectic schedule, but it is a challenge I willingly take on. I really have a lot of fun doing it!

Your Work:

I am a singer/songwriter who is currently an athlete in training for the Olympics.

For the past two years, I have written, produced and recorded at least twenty-four songs. I also have quite a bit more songs that I have written but not recorded. I also shot and released twelve official music videos (my first video release, “Flyin’” had over 200k views) on my YouTube Channel. www.silos.tv

Industry Outlook:

There’s no better time to be a musician than right now. With technology, anyone who really pursues it, can record and produce their own music. Honing one’s talents is just a click away. There are so many master classes to learn from, mentors to help those who are interested and willing to work. There are so many avenues. My career goal is not just to be a singer/songwriter. One of my goals is to write for other artists. Another goal is to have my music be used in commercials, television or movie soundtracks. The possibilities are limitless.

Riley’s writing partner, Mark Spiro, has represented over 100 million records sold worldwide. He is an established award winning producer, recording artist, and accomplished musician, with a career that spans over two decades. Among his many accomplishments are 45 gold and platinum records, and six solo albums. 

He is most recognized as one of the leading melodic rock songwriters in the United States, with songs recorded by such classic artists as Heart, Cheap Trick, Giant, Bad English, John Waite, Kansas, Reo Speedwagon, Winger, Mike Reno (LoverBoy), Julian Lennon, Lita Ford, Giant, David Lee Roth, Rick Springfield, David Cassidy, Terri Nunn, Jane Wiedlin and Steve Perry.  In addition, he has written for multi-platinum country artist, Lila McCann, and Latin Artists, Luis Miguel and Emmanuel.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
SCARLETT CURTIS
Guest Occupation: Holistic Nutritionist, Reiki Master, and Intuitive Energy Healer
Guest Biography:

SCARLETT CURTIS

My name is Scarlett and I am a Holistic Nutritionist, Reiki Master, and Intuitive Energy Healer. I help people heal and move forward on their path through a combination of energy healing, nutritional guidance and spiritual support.  

My journey into the realm of holistic health and healing started nearly 11 years ago in 2009 when I was searching for ways to heal myself from a number of imbalances including Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), adult acne, food allergies, chemical allergies, bulimia, hormonal imbalances, insomnia, chronic depression and anxiety.

Over the years, I experienced fatigue, heart palpitations, hypoglycemia, adrenal burnout, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), chronic yeast infections, constipation, UTIs, Baker’s cysts, viral autoimmune and parasitic infection. It literally felt like I had everything wrong with me.

I also had a lot of built up emotions from growing up in a toxic household. On top of that I was a deeply empathic child, very sensitive to energy and was overwhelmed by the ability to sense the emotions of everyone around me. I felt very alone. I was raised atheist, which made it difficult for me to recognize that I could see, hear, and sense both energy and spirits around me. I thought everybody was like this. I didn’t know I was different. 

Searching for health answers, emotional balance, and self acceptance lead me to discover my passion for holistic nutrition, herbs, meditation, and my gift as an intuitive energy healer, guide and empath. I accepted the fact that I could see and feel energy, and had a deep connection with Spirit. I stopped hiding my gifts. 

​By 2014 I was certified as a Reiki Master Practitioner, Master Clairvoyant Reader and Energy Healer. After years of studying natural healing on my own to heal myself, in 2015 I completed my first certification as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Nutrition Response Testing practitioner with the goal of helping others to heal themselves too. I am also happy to announce that in Spring 2020 I completed a M.S. in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. 

Today I have the pleasure of working with people of all different ages and walks of life, including both adults and children. Sometimes we are working with the physical body on building health through natural approaches, while other times the sessions stay primarily in the emotional and spiritual realm– cleansing the energy field and nervous system of various past traumas, built up emotions, outdated habits, karma and any negative thought patterns acquired through out the course of our lives and daily interactions.

I also love working with children and teenagers. I always think, “what if I had the coping mechanisms and spiritual tools I have now when I was growing up?”…how much less suffering I might have gone through. This is why it is so important to me to support empathic, sensitive children who are going through periods of sadness, confusion, stress, self hate, anxiety, anger etc. while extending guidance to parents who seek it.  

​My intention is to provide an integrative approach to healing that supports each person mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. We are all complex, multidimensional beings who deserve this type of care on every level in order to feel balanced and whole.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Energy Healing, Nutrition, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Self Help, Spiritual
CHRIS PIERCE
Guest Occupation: Internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter
Guest Biography:

CHRIS PIERCE

Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Chris Pierce stands by the notion that music can cut through the isolated and static feelings for those of us worn down by the chaos of everyday life. He calls out to unite us under one sonic roof to speak up, sing out, rise up and resist with the offering of his new 21st century Americana freedom and justice album titled “American Silence” to be released on February 26, 2021. On the forthcoming LP, Pierce channels legendary justice and freedom songwriters.  With sparse acoustic instrumentation and unmistakable soulfully passionate vocals, Pierce creates an authentic sound all his own removed from time or trend.

The full-length LP, “American Silence” soulfully spins original songs about a wide range of issues including justice, oppression, homelessness, black self-love, racism, mass incarceration, Immigrant Transcontinental Railroad workforce, Native American boarding schools, and a tribute to the American statesman and civil rights leader, John Lewis.  The self produced album was recorded during a socially distanced session at Boulevard Recording in Los Angeles, California with only Pierce and the studio owner/engineer Clay Blair in attendance.  Lead vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica and background choir parts on the album were performed by Pierce. 

The music video for the title track of Pierce’s forthcoming album, ‘AMERICAN SILENCE’ recently premiered in Rolling Stone: “L.A. Singer-Songwriter Chris Pierce channels Richie Havens and Bob Dylan… It’s the sound of everyone who’s hungry for change, steadying themselves and marching toward a common goal.” NPR’s Ann Powers called the ‘American Silence’ single “…A good old fashioned folk music broadside” and “…the song white allies need to hear because it so beautifully says that loving protest songs isn’t enough.” Look for Chris Pierce’s ‘AMERICAN SILENCE’ full length solo effort (his 9th) to bow in early 2021.

CHRIS PIERCE recently gained national prominence with “We Can Always Come Back To This”. His hit co-write aired on multiple episodes of the #1 NBC primetime series ‘THIS IS US’, then went on to peak at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, #12 on iTunes Top 100, and garner nominations for “Best Song/Recording Created for Television” from The Guild of Music Supervisors and The Jerry Goldsmith Awards. In 2020, Pierce’s collaboration with artist Sunny War in Americana duo WAR & PIERCE yielded the hit single “Amen”. “Amen” was featured on NPR’s WORLD CAFE, aired on 250 AAA / NonComm stations and has racked up over 500K spins on Spotify. Look for modern soul man Chris Pierce to impact many of the same strong influencers with ‘American Silence’ in 2021.

At age 15, Pierce developed a rare hearing disorder called Otosclerosis that led to the loss of hearing in one ear and partial deafness in the other, a setback that would deter many young musicians forever. The reality, however, fueled Chris’ passion and determination all the more, forcing him to re-learn almost everything he had known prior to his condition. To Chris, music was, and still is, an unconditional companion.

Chris has done multiple headlining tours and has also performed on stage with or opened worldwide tours for: Seal, Cold War Kids, B.B. King, Al Green, Sara Bareilles, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Jill Scott, Toots and the Maytals, Colbie Caillat, Buddy Guy, Keb’Mo’, Blind Boys of Alabama, Aaron Neville, Jamie Cullum and others. His voice and music have been heard in film and television shows including: This is Us, True Blood, Soundtrack, Crash, Rosewood, Soul Men, Brothers & Sisters, Single Ladies, Eli Stone, In Plain Sight, Dawson’s Creek, Army Wives, as well as in national ad campaigns for Lexus and Banana Republic. He also guest appears on a wide range of album recordings as a vocalist, harmonicist and guitarist. He’s confirmed for BottleRock Fest in Sept. 2021.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
STEPHEN BASSETT
Guest Occupation: Executive director of Paradigm Research Group (PRG) bringing the truth behind ET phenomena
Guest Biography:

STEPHEN BASSETT

Stephen Bassett is the executive director of Paradigm Research Group (PRG) founded in 1996 to end a government imposed embargo on the truth behind extraterrestrial related phenomena. He has spoken to audiences around the world about the implications of “Disclosure” – the  formal confirmation by heads of state of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. He has given over 1200 radio and television interviews and PRG’s advocacy work has been extensively covered by national and international media including being featured on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, the Washington Post and the New York Times.

In 2013 PRG organized a “Citizen Hearing on Disclosure” at the National Press Club in Washington. In November of 2014 PRG launched a two year political initiatives out of Washington, DC that injected the ET issue into the 2016 presidential campaign. PRG recently launched a new exopolitical podcast out of Washington, DC – the DisclosureWire – based in the National Press Building two blocks from the White House. 

Bassett has appeared in many documentary films and his lectures and interviews are well represented on YouTube. 

Guest Category: Earth & Space, History, Military, Paranormal, UFOs, Politics & Government, Society and Culture, Technology, Theory & Conspiracy
Which day you should choose to pitch a new client, have a job interview, first date or buy a house. I cover all aspects including new and full moons!
Guest Occupation: Best-selling book author, web publisher, astrologer and businesswoman.
Guest Biography:

Susan Miller is an internationally known author, columnist, entrepreneur, publisher, and pioneer of the Internet. Susan is the respected founder of Astrology Zone® AstrologyZone.com which she debuted in December 1995. Her site is considered an authority in the field of Western astrology and is read avidly by 11 million unique readers a year. Susan’s monthly forecasts published on her website and on her app, “Daily Horoscope Astrology Zone + More by Susan Miller®” on Apple App Store and Google Play are celebrated world-wide. Readers love Susan’s warmth and compassion as well as her accuracy and comprehensive reporting of current planetary trends. Susan is the author of 12 astrology books, the ever popular “The Year Ahead” astrology calendars and writes monthly columns for six international fashion magazines. She resides in her native New York City and has two daughters, Chrissy and Diana.    

You can follow and chat with Susan on twitter @astrologyzone

 

Guest Category: Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Vivien Schapera
Guest Occupation: Healer author educator
Guest Biography:

Vivien Schapera, at Work and at Home

 

Vivien Schapera began her career by training first in clinical psychology, and then in the Alexander Technique, a hands-on method for retraining neuromuscular dynamics. Through this work, Vivien developed a refined sensitivity to energy, leading her to add healing to her skills. Perceiving a need for healing to become a recognized profession, Vivien founded FourWinds Academy for the Healing Arts & Sciences (1999), a school for training healers. Vivien's books include Everyday Magic (2002 and 2020) a memoir, and How to Lose Weight and Gain Money (2004). In 2020, Vivien published an award-winning, groundbreaking textbook, The Complete Guide to Crystal Surgery, introducing the world to a new form of crystal healingWhen not teaching, healing or writing, Vivien can be found gardening, cooking and spending time with her two granddaughters. Other interests include travel, photography and making YouTube videos. Vivien lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband and two cats.

Guest Category: Business, Earth & Space, Education, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Spiritual
Michelle Sleight
Guest Occupation: Author mentor coach activist
Guest Biography:

An Empowered Survivor, Michelle knows the difference between being empowered and just surviving.

Michelle was the victim of 6 rapes and one sexual assault beginning at 5 years of age, has experienced the persecution and challenges of her permanent pain work-related injury, has been stalked and powerless, and has lost some close to her to domestic murder.

Now Michelle helps people to stop being at the mercy of their trauma and triggers.

When a 17-year-old girl in Europe was allowed to die because she was struggling with the trauma of sexual assault, it broke Michelle’s heart.

She decided to share her knowledge and offer a voice in what has been a sea of silence.

Michelle is an advocate for change in sexual assault culture, and for those who have experienced sexual assault, and in 1997 set a legal precedent around sexual assault.

In 2010 Michelle disempowered a sexual predator and stopped him from raping her because she didn’t respond like a victim.

Michelle authored: “Insight Up Close and Personal Profile of Sexual Assault” for communities to better identify sexual predators and respond in a more resourceful way to the trauma of sexual assault.

Michelle has the processes and knowledge that set her, and clients, permanently free of trauma, triggers, and PTSD.

“Together we safely and easily dig up the root the difficulties, and plant something that will bloom into happiness, peace, and security.”

Stop focusing on what you don’t want and follow a proven, safe pathway to live the life you do want.

Guest Category: Education, Psychology, Emotional Health and Freedom, Mental Health, Personal Development, Science, Biology & Chemistry, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Author Kez Wickham St George
Guest Occupation: Author mentor
Guest Biography:

We are all Unique Walking Stories Just Waiting to be Told

Kez Wickham St George is the driver of her own creativity and her passion is to inspire and nurture others to tell their stories. Her values are simple; when you touch a heart; we can change a life. By encouraging you to write or journal her belief is, it will only add value to your life. Travelling extensively including the width and breath of Australia, she has collecting storeys and experiences. Now with nine novels published, the first three Adventures in the outback published internationally, three nationally. Two children’s books now reside in many different countries and with two Royal families. Beginning of 2019 her first book of poetry, Entwined was published, forming a corridor between the City of Rockingham and Ako, its sister city, in Japan to bring the poets and artists together. Plus an invitation to be a guest speaker at a writer’s retreat at Crom Castle Dublin Ireland late November 2019. And in 2020 Kez novel Metal Mermaid became a number one best seller in her category of adventure caravanning.                                                                                                           Kez is also a popular speaker at many local events; ever the storyteller. However mentoring and consulting  to assist others to tell their stories has become a large part of her life, running  effective creative writing  workshops plus creative journaling workshops for those that have a story to tell. Encouraging people to do what they love has resulted in four of her writing protégés from 2018/19 being published authors.  

Guest Category: Arts, Literature, Business, Careers, Education, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Self Help, Society and Culture
Guest Occupation: Director Executive Producer Actor Philanthropist
Guest Biography:

Maurice Hall is a 2001 Watkins Award Honoree who graduated from The Ohio State University.  He was a member of the 2002 National Championship Team.  Maurice holds a Bachelors and Master's Degree.  While a student athlete at Brookhaven High School in Columbus, Maurice was a scholar with a 4.6 GPA and was named the Ohio Offensive Player of the Year.  He participated and held leadership positions in numerous organizations which prepared him for his ultimate love and passion for being in front of a camera.  Maurice is currently a rising star in the film industry as both a director and an actor.  He's appeared on several major networks and his IMbD list of credits has grown off the computer screen.     

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Entertainment, Sports & Recreation, TV & Film
Charlene Drew Jarvis
Guest Occupation: Executive Committee of the Federal City Council; on The Advisory Committee of the Newseum; on the Board of Oberlin College and on the Transition Committee of Mayor Muriel Bowser
Guest Biography:

In her long and distinguished career, CHARLENE DREW JARVIS has held positions as a neuroscientist, legislator and university president.

Dr. Jarvis’ educational background led to a career as a neuroscientist at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Md. (1971-1978). She received a BS from Oberlin College (1962), an MS from Howard University (1964), and a PhD in Neuropsychology (1971) from the University of Maryland, all the while balancing the demands of being a wife and mother of two active young boys.

Her research with co-investigators appeared in scientific publications such as the Annals of Neurology; Neuroscience Abstracts; Brain Research; the Journal of Neurophysiology; and Brain, Behavior and Evolution.

Responding to the need to help rebuild the economy of Washington, DC, after the riots that followed the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., Jarvis ran for public office and was elected 6 times to the Council of the District of Columbia (1979-2000).

Her work as Chair of the Committee on Economic Development for more than 20 years was pioneering. The Washington Convention Center, the Verizon Center, Business Improvement Districts, Tax Increment Financing, and legislative initiatives designed to prevent redlining by commercial banks stand as important and collaborative contributions.

Dr. Jarvis was appointed in 1996 as president of Southeastern University, founded by the YMCA in 1879. True to the mission of the YMCA, her goal was to give students both theoretical and practical applications of knowledge. Thirteen years later, in 2009, she orchestrated a unique merger of the University with the USDA Graduate School in Washington, DC.

The Honorable Charlene Drew Jarvis was named one of the most powerful women in Washington by “Washingtonian Magazine” in 1989, 1994, and 2007 and by “The Washington Business Journal” in 1985.

Jarvis’ legacy as the daughter of Dr. Charles R. Drew, the blood bank pioneer, has given her a special perspective as an advocate for science and health education. In her association with the American Red Cross, Dr. Jarvis has traveled to many Red Cross and Bone Marrow sites around the nation to speak about her father’s accomplishments and to encourage the participation of minority blood and marrow donors. In 2014, Dr. Jarvis was given an award for her service from the Washington, DC, Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Dr. Jarvis is the recipient of more than 100 awards for her leadership, including honorary doctorates from Amherst College, George Washington University, Oberlin College, and a Distinguished Alumni Award from Howard University.

Charlene Drew Jarvis is valued for her analytical skills, intellectual rigor, probing questions, and pragmatic approach to problem solving. These traits made her advisory contributions much in demand by dozens of major organizations and commissions.

Describing herself now as the “working” retired, Dr. Jarvis serves:

  • on the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council, with its Executive Director, former Mayor Anthony Williams;
  • on The Advisory Committee of the Newseum;
  • on the Board of Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
  • on the Board at Edmund Burke, an Independent School
  • as a Senior Advisor to a charter school with high performing students, KIPP DC;
  • on the Transition Committee of Mayor Muriel Bowser
  • on the board of the University of the District of Columbia
  • on the Cross-Sector Task Force on Charter and DC Public Schools led by Deputy Mayor for Education, Jennie Niles

Dr. Jarvis is the mother of the late Peter David, and Ernest Drew Jarvis (Debbi Lockhart Jarvis) and grandmother to EJ and Jacob Jarvis.

In 2013, she married Dr. DeMaurice Moses, a retired pediatrician whose family shared summers with her family in a beach community outside of Annapolis, Md.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Sarah Lipton-Sidibeh
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

Sarah Lipton - Sidibeh, was born in London England. Sara has written three volumes of short stories, three of her stories were broadcast on the radio. Sara has receive an award from 'The Poetry Society' in England for some of her poems. Such as 'Stagnation' that was shortlisted in the National Anthology Poetry competition in 2005, her poem 'Wishful Thinking' was printed in Great Britain. Sarah was the featured Poet in 'Bareback Lit Magazine' in October 2012. She has also written a play, a children's  book, film scripts and song lyrics. And to top it off she was awarded a commended certificate for her song, ' I Wish' from the United Kingdom competition in 2016 this phenomenal women who has written two educational text books. Sarah holds honors of a BA, LLCM, and a FRSA. she is currently completing her first novel please join me  March 16, 2021 at 12 Noon for this extraordinary conversation as I welcome Sarah Lipton-Sidibeh.

 

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Music, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Discovering Your Subtle Body
Guest Occupation: Internationally renowned author, speaker, energy healer, and the author of 27 books on energy medicine, intuition, and spirituality.
Guest Biography:

Considered the “Teacher of Teachers”, Cyndi Dale is an internationally renowned author, speaker, intuitive energy healer, professor of energy medicine, and author of 27 books about energy medicine, intuition, and spirituality. 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 18 languages.

Her books include the bible of Energy Medicine and the winner of four internationally recognized Publisher’s Awards, The Subtle Body: An Encyclopedia of Your Energetic Anatomy, and Llewellyn’s Complete Book of Chakras, the largest compendium of chakra knowledge ever produced (2016). Her latest release is Energy Healing for Trauma, Stress & Chronic Illness (Llewellyn, July 2020). Advanced Chakra Healing, a reissue of a popular book first printed fifteen years ago, is slated for release by Llewellyn in November 2021. Along with Dana Childs, Cyndi is also writing a book to be published in 2021 by St. Martin’s Press about making food and health choices through the chakras.

Cyndi graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota with a degree in English and a minor in Philosophy. She also 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.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Science, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Retired NFL Football Player University of Texas Graduate Academic All American
Guest Biography:

Justin Blalock is a 2002 Watkins Award Honoree.  He graduated from the University of Texas Longhorns where he was captain of the football team and won a National Championship in 2005.  Justin was chosen in the 2nd Round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons.  He played on the offensive line for 8 consecutive years before his retirement.  Now he's studying to get his J.D. sometime in the near future.   

Guest Category: Business, Education, Psychology, Self Help, Sports & Recreation
Christy Manual
Guest Occupation: Hospital Physical Therapist now specializing with In home treatment with “Body Renewal”
Guest Biography:

Christy’s goal is to provide compassion, understanding, and education on the limitless individualized treatment options to assist with return to a normalized function in all stages of life. She receives pure joy watching her patients achieve the unthinkable and impossible, as well as watch the mental, emotional, and physical well being of each patient grow.

Christy began her career in an outpatient physical therapy setting, followed by inpatient hospital acute care rehabilitation and subacute care rehabilitation. Christy has a vast array of knowledge in many different settings and has had many opportunities to work with patients ranging in age, from 9 months old up to 100 years old in these different settings. With all of this experience, Christy decided to pursue a new beginning and started her own private pay mobile/concierge physical therapy practice. With this type of business model, Christy is now able to provide one on one care to every patient while in the setting of their own home, and not being limited by insurance companies regarding the type of care that is provided each session. Christy’s model will ensure that each patient achieves the most out of each session, gain an enormous amount of knowledge regarding their physical and emotional well being, and to restore and rebuild their health.

Christy is married to Howie who is also a physical therapist. She has two children and they reside in Naperville, IL. In her free time, she enjoys riding bikes with her kids, reading, watching Netflix, and volunteering with her kids at Feed My Starving Children. Christy also volunteers at Ready Set Ride Therapeutic Facility in Plainfield, IL to help with the animals.

Guest Category: Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Deryl McKissack
Guest Occupation: Chairwoman and CEO of McKissack & McKissack
Guest Biography:

Deryl McKissack is Chairwoman and CEO of McKissack & McKissack, an architectural, engineering, program and construction firm managing over $15 billion in projects nationwide. During the past 25 years under her leadership, McKissack & McKissack has managed such landmark projects as the new Museum of African-American History and Culture on the National Mall, MGM National Harbor Casino, and the Navy Pier Centennial projects in Chicago; it also served as the architectural firm of record for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C.

As a licensed engineer and registered project management professional, Deryl McKissack is part of the fifth generation of her family to work in the design and construction field. McKissack & McKissack is the outgrowth of the nation’s oldest African-American architectural firm and traces its beginnings to Moses McKissack, a master builder who was also a slave.

By the age of six, Deryl was drafting architectural drawings under her father’s tutelage. After graduating from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, she worked at Turner Construction and Dames & Moore; while at these firms, she honed her experience in field work, business development, and construction management.

In 1990, with a shoestring budget of $1,000 and a business plan crafted with help from a mentor at her alma mater, Deryl started McKissack & McKissack. Of that formative time, she remembers, “What got me through was a whole lot of passion.”

Through Deryl’s guidance and vision, McKissack & McKissack has grown to 170 employees, with offices in Baltimore; Chicago; Dallas; Los Angeles; Miami; and Washington, D.C. The firm is ranked by Engineering News Record as one of the top Construction Management For-Fee firms in the nation and by the Washington Business Journal as one of the top 25 design firms in the metropolitan Washington area.

Guest Category: Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: Founder of Never Alone Advocacy
Guest Biography:

Ms. Amy Braley Franck began her career as a Department of the Army Civilian in July of 2013 as a Victim Advocate and has held the position of Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and Sexual Assault Program Manager for a 2- and 3-star Army Service Component Commands. Ms. Braley Franck has been identified on two separate occasions as a Whistleblower for her actions to protect her clients, as a catalyst for change. Ms. Braley Franck holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Business from the University of Maryland. Ms. Braley Franck is credentialed through NOVA D-SCAAP as Level IV Military Advocate. She is a certified Child Abuse Investigator and Nationally certified Forensic Interviewer, conducting interviews for local law enforcement, Army CID, FBI and Homeland Security and has been tendered an expert witness in Child Molestation and Abuse hearings.

Ms. Braley Franck is certified to instruct law enforcement on the response and investigation of crimes against children to include child molestation and sex trafficking. She has successfully completed the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Advanced Sexual Assault Investigation course.

Ms. Braley Franck has investigated allegations of sexual abuse for the State of Georgia. Designated as a Special ' attached to the Governor's Drug Task Force and high-profile investigations implicating public figures and organized crime. She served on the accreditation board of The Governor's Office of Georgia for Child Advocacy Centers, to ensure program standards and compliance.

Ms. Braley Franck pioneered and managed the first Tele-Medicine Model Child Advocacy center in Columbus, Georgia through a partnership created with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. She previously worked with the Child Abuse Specialists at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta providing professional development instruction to medical providers on recognizing and responding to child abuse and maltreatment.

Ms. Braley Franck has been successful in writing grants for funding programs, developing and managing budgets and supervising reporting requirements. She has also been recognized by GEN Ray Odierno serving on his Sexual Assault Advisory Board and GEN Mark Milley in her Strategic Plan addressing Sexual Assault and Harassment. In 2015, her efforts championed to open the first Sexual Assault Resource Center in Italy under the leadership and support of LTG Darryl Williams.

Ms. Braley-Franck has over 15,000 hours of victim advocacy and has conducted over 3,000 interviews of children/adolescents who have been sexually abused or witnessed violent crimes. She has given lectures at the National Organization of Victim Advocates Conference on providing Advocacy Services.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Military, News, Politics & Government, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture
Doctor of Chiropractic, am certified in neurofeedback, and am a Human Potential Coach with Apeiron Academy.
Guest Occupation: Dr Jackie Kilraine is a Doctor of Chiropractic, am certified in neurofeedback, and am a Human Potential Coach with Apeiron Academy.
Guest Biography:

Hello friend, I’m Dr. Jackie Kilraine, and I want to personally welcome you here to Expressing Optima Health and Wellness Center and thank you for considering entrusting your health to us.

We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and would love to share a bit of information that will help you to better understand our process and how we help clients just like you.

For more than 20 years I have had the privilege of helping women breakfree from chronic stress, pain, and trauma to reclaim their health and lives through my Rediscover You, Precision Health Program.

Our program is like no other in that it address the whole person: Brain, Body and Wellbeing through the use of leading neurotechnology to include Neurofeedback and evidence based therapies plus full lifestyle optimization, coaching and support. 

It is because we focus on finding the root cause of the imbalances in your health that we are able to use modern day science to create a truly individualized plan that enhances your health and optimizes your life. We take the guesswork out!

Our programs are bio-individualized and based on our findings, paired with your goals, your program may include one or more solutions for the full desired result. The great news is, many of our services can be done from the comfort of your home or through our virtual coaching platform.

We thank you for considering allowing my team and I to support you on your path to heal, thrive and optimize your body, health and life.

Dr. Jackie Kilraine

I have always had a passion for treating women who had chronic health issues.  Most of these women were self-starters, intelligent and driven women. Many were sidetracked and settled for less than they knew they could achieve. Chronic health problems coupled with feelings of anxiety and depression plagued many of my clients. Soon their lives revolved around their health issues rather than their desires.

I too experienced these issues when my husband passed away.  I had to rediscover who I truly was. I realized like many of my clients I had given away pieces of my potential to others and had to heal, leave fears behind, and rediscover what I truly desired. I then forged the path to heal and systematically reclaim my unique greatness, energy and passion.

The road I followed is one you can too. It begins with a science based approach that is unique only to you. Through your epigenetic profile and your specific biometrics we can design your path. The changes are measurable. You will have specific recommendations in the areas of nutrition, sleep, exercise and brain training that are only unique for you. I will guide you in a layer by layer approach that builds momentum as you go. You will gain energy and enthusiasm as you progress through each step of your program.  Most of my clients begin regaining their health and then optimize their potential in other areas of their life. I want that for you as well. If you desire, we have a community of other like-minded women who are on the same journey that you can connect with for inspiration and support.

 

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science, Self Help
Kim Russo, Psychic Medium, The Happy Medium
Guest Occupation: Psychic Medium, intuitive counselor, spiritual teacher
Guest Biography:

Kim Russo is an internationally-renowned Psychic Medium, intuitive counselor and spiritual teacher.        

Kim's abilities have been tested and verified and is certified as a highly evidential Medium by The Forever Family Foundation and The Windbridge Institute for Applied Human Research. Kim is the host of the long running series "The Haunting Of..." and "Psychic Intervention" and is the author of "The Happy Medium - Life Lessons From The Other Side" and "Your Soul Purpose - Learn How to Access The Light Within".

Kim is a frequently requested guest on many news and radio shows such as "Coast to Coast" with host George Noory, and has appeared on many talk shows such as The Real, Inside Edition, The Maury Povich Show and The Mel Robbins Show. Kim has also been a repeat guest on The Doctor Oz Show.

With her down-to-earth approach and compassionate heart, Kim is committed to her soul mission of helping to bring healing messages to all those in need.

Kim caters to large and small audiences around the world by sharing her knowledge through live readings, lectures and workshops.

Kim Russo is an accomplished, highly sought-after medium who has been communicating with spirits for nearly two decades. Fluent in the language of the spirit world, Kim has helped friends, family and clients confront the fears that haunt them most, and embrace the truths that bring increased light, love and understanding into their lives.​

The word of Kim’s gift spread wide, and she quickly found herself appearing in the A&E hit series “Paranormal State” and "Psychic Kids" as well as Bio Channel’s "Celebrity Ghost Stories." These opportunities paved the way for her own series, "The Haunting Of...," which became the #1 series on LMN. Lasting six seasons and nearly 80 episodes, “The Haunting Of...” features Kim week after week taking a celebrity back to the place where they experienced the paranormal.  In each episode, Kim unravels the mystery while also uncovering deep personal moments from the celebrity’s past. This series lead to A+E Networks green-lighting another series for Kim called “Psychic Intervention.” In this emotional six episode run, Kim turned her attention to helping families in dire crisis by connecting them to the other side for a spiritual kind of counseling. With the success of these programs, A&E has decided to bring back their popular weekly paranormal series, “Celebrity Ghost Stories”, featuring Kim Russo as the show's psychic medium and host. The series premiere is Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10 pm ET/PT. 

A self-proclaimed skeptic, Kim always wants proof before she believes things to be true, therefore, she willingly has become a certified medium by The Forever Family Foundation in 2005 and The Windbridge Institute for Applied Research in Human Potential in 2011, both of which subjected her to a battery of double-blind tests to prove the accuracy of her readings. Both organizations are dedicated and committed to proving the existence of life after death by integrating mediumship along with scientific studies. Being accredited is no easy feat, and Kim’s scores proved to be exemplary.

In 2016, Kim published her first book, "The Happy Medium" – Life Lessons from The Other Side, from Harper Collins. Debuting at #1 in Amazon’s spiritual book category, The Happy Medium interweaves experiences from Kim's life with some of the best, most astounding behind-the-scenes stories of her celebrity readings from episodes of her Lifetime show, “The Haunting Of…” In addition, she gives readers the tools to access the energy that is all around us, including experiments and lessons she uses in many of her sold-out theater appearances and courses she teaches around the world. Kim's second book, "Your Soul Purpose" - Learn How to Access The Light Within, is now available to purchase anywhere books are sold.  For an autographed copy of Kim's books, please visit Kim's Books Tab.

Kim is a mother of three sons and has been married to her husband Anthony for 33 years. Kim believes the most important of our soul purpose is to implement and share our God given gifts with the world. To that end, Kim's biggest enjoyment is speaking at hundreds of engagements across the country, addressing eager audiences of all different ages, religions and beliefs

Guest Category: Entertainment, Paranormal, Ghosts, Emotional Health and Freedom, Spiritual, Medium & Channeling, Psychic & Intuitive
Guest Occupation: Author/Poet
Guest Biography:

Sarah Lipton - Sidibeh, was born in London England. Sara has written three volumes of short stories, three of her stories were broadcast on the radio. Sara has receive an award from 'The Poetry Society' in England for some of her poems. Such as 'Stagnation' that was shortlisted in the National Anthology Poetry competition in 2005, her poem 'Wishful Thinking' was printed in th Great Britain. Sarah was the featured Poet in 'Bareback Lit Magazine' in October 2012. She has also written a play, a children's  book, film scripts and song lyrics. And to top it off she was awarded a commended certificate for her song, ' I Wish' from the United Kingdom competition in 2016 this phenomenal women who has written two educational textbooks. Sarah holds honors of a BA, LLCM, and a FRSA. she is currently completing her first novel please join me for this extraordinary interview March 16, 2021 at 12 Noon here on BBSRadio/Allroads65 with your host Pamela L Henderson....

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Society and Culture, TV & Film

Pages