Headlined Guests

Carole Matthews
Guest Occupation: Intuitive medium
Guest Biography:

How Do You Connect with the Other Side?

How does a person contact the other side? How do you get their attention and actually know your message was received? Carole’s been reading for clients, supporting their dreams and making friends for over 40 years.  She’s an expert at communicating with the other side and delivering their messages with compassion, and humor. Carole is a host with her own podcast

Guest Category: Entertainment, Paranormal, Ghosts, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Angel Communication, Medium & Channeling, Psychic & Intuitive
John McLaughlin
Guest Occupation: Legendary Guitarist-Composer-Bandleader and Pioneer of Jazz Fusion (Mahavishnu Orchestra)
Guest Biography:

J  O  H  N

M  C  L  A  U  G  H  L  I  N


'M A H A V I S H N U   O R CH E S T R A' 




John McLaughlin began his career playing blues and rock in London in the early 1960s and went on to play free jazz with important British figures before moving to the United States in 1969. There he contributed rock- and blues-derived guitar passages to Miles Davis’s early fusion albums In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew (both 1969) and played in Tony Williams’s seminal jazz-rock trio Lifetime. In 1970 he became a disciple of spiritual guru Sri Chinmoy; he acquired the name Mahavishnu and formed the Mahavishnu Orchestra in 1971. The Orchestra was initially a quintet noted for radically high volume levels, complex textures, and fast modal playing, especially by McLaughlin, in long passages of 16th-note scales and arpeggios, on a guitar with two parallel necks, one with 6 strings, the other with 12. They played concerts in rock, rather than jazz, venues and were among the handful of stars of jazz-rock fusion music; they recorded popular albums such as The Inner Mounting Flame (1971) and Visions of the Emerald Beyond (1975). The involvement of electric violinist Jean-Luc Ponty in 1974–75 enhanced the Orchestra’s popularity.

In the mid-1970s McLaughlin left Chinmoy, abandoned the name Mahavishnu, and began playing acoustic guitar in his trio Shakti, with Indian violinist L. Shankar and tabla player Zakir Hussain. His new guitar had two fretboards, one with raised strings crossing the other. McLaughlin’s improvising—with phrases from blues, rock (especially Jimi Hendrix), flamenco, jazz, and Indian music—fit readily into a variety of fusion music. He went on to play duets and trios with fellow guitar virtuosos Al DiMeola, Paco de Lucía, and Larry Coryell, to team with Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu, to play electric guitar in a revived Mahavishnu Orchestra in the mid-1980s, and to perform guitar concerti by Mike Gibbs (1985) and by himself (1990) with symphony orchestras.

McLaughlin recorded an acoustic homage to jazz pianist Bill Evans in 1993, and he returned to the electric guitar for After the Rain (1994) and The Promise (1995). His inventiveness remained undiminished in the 21st century. He revived Shakti for the live album Saturday Night in Bombay (2001). Other notable later works included Industrial Zen (2006); Floating Point (2008); Five Peace Band Live (2009), which won a Grammy Award for best jazz instrumental album; Now Here This (2012); and Black Light (2015). His recording of “Miles Beyond,” from the 2017 album Live at Ronnie Scott’s, took the Grammy for best improvised jazz solo. In 2017 McLaughlin made what he said was his final tour, performing music from the various incarnations of the Mahavishnu Orchestra.


Purchase the latest releases

 by John McLaughlin


Six years in the making, the album brings together the three visionary musicians in a musical landscape, never explored before. Six years in the making, Is that So? is one of John McLaughlin’s deepest and most profound musical collaborations with prolific Indian composer and vocalist Shankar Mahadevan. Joining the duo is their life-long friend and musical brother Ustad Zakir Hussain on the tabla, who has been collaborating with John since they founded Shakti in the early ‘70s, acknowledged by most to be the first groundbreaking crossover East-West musical group.

Also Purchase

John McLaughlin


John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension

 Jimmy Herring & The Invisible Whip

Live in San Francisco is the live album from John McLaughlin and Jimmy Herring with The 4th Dimension and The Invisible Whip which was captured
at The Warfield on December 8, 2017, as a part of the Farewell American Tour of John McLaughlin/ The recording features the third set which features the classic Mahavishnu Orchestra music written by John McLaughlin.

Both releases available at amazon.com

For more information about

John McLaughlin


https://www.johnmclaughlin.com/  Official website

https://www.facebook.com/johnmclaughlinofficial   Facebook

https://twitter.com/jmcl_gtr   Twitter

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music, News, TV & Film
Stephen Gray
Guest Occupation: Head of Operations Right- Fit Sports Fitness & Wellness.
Guest Biography:

Steve Gray, B.A., CSCS
since 2010

Steve is the Head of Operations for Right Fit and founder of the STRENGTH and VARSITY small group training programs. He began his journey with the family business in 2004, as a client, worked camps, front desk, and facility maintenance during college, and officially joined Right Fit in 2010. He has been providing results oriented programs to adults, athletes and teams since starting at Right Fit, and strives daily to make Right Fit a national training destination.

Right Fit is an all-inclusive fitness facility in southwestern suburban Chicago. We train adults, athletes, youth of all ages, and individuals with special needs to achieve their fitness goals. Your Goals…Our Goals is the motto of Right Fit as each program is specifically designed to meet the needs of its clients. Right Fit’s “inclusive” one of a kind 6000 square foot facility is equipped with the best equipment available. Included in our facility is a unique “Sensory Room” for individuals with special needs, 25 yards of artificial turf, cardiovascular machines, Olympic power lifting equipment, plyometric boxes, a rock-climbing wall, and much more. Right Fit offers professional training in three departments: 1) Fitness; 2) Sports Performance; and 3) Special Needs. Our fitness department encompasses our private fitness training, small-group fitness, and occupational fitness. One-on-one personal fitness training is our most popular service, as it can meet the needs and goal of any client. All clients go through our Body Awareness Training (BAT) and Postural Awareness Training (PAT) motor screens and assessments to look at their baseline of fitness and to ensure proper exercise prescription. Our small-group training offers the same benefits as our private training, but at a lower cost in a social environment. Finally, we also offer on and off-site occupational fitness programs to local fire departments, police stations, park districts, community centers and schools.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Dr Chris Koutures
Guest Occupation: Pediatric Sports Medicine Specialist, owner ActiveKidMD, Team Doc Mens & Woman’s USA Volleyball
Guest Biography:

Dr. Koutures grew up in Irvine, CA, and attended Irvine High School before earning a B.S. in Kinesiology at UCLA. He went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and spent three additional years in Madison for his pediatric residency working in one of the first pediatric sports medicine programs in the United States. After returning to California in 1997, Dr. Koutures completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship with UC San Diego.

In 2008, Dr. Koutures fulfilled a lifetime dream by serving as the Medical Team Physician for USA Volleyball and Table Tennis in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. He is currently the team physician for the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Volleyball Teams, Cal State Fullerton Intercollegiate Athletics, Chapman University Dance Department, and Orange Lutheran Athletics.

Dr. Koutures is currently a mentor for pediatric residents and medical and athletic training students, and speaks at local, regional and national conferences on sports medicine topics.

He recently completed a six-year elected term as a member of the Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness. Dr. Koutures has also authored over 25 published articles, and served as co-editor for the textbook Pediatric Sports Medicine: Essentials for Office Evaluation published by SLACK Incorporated in 2013. Still a dedicated athlete, Dr. Koutures enjoys mountain biking, yoga with his wife, and coaching (and/or chasing after) their three children.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
John O'Connor
Guest Occupation: Author and legal analyst, former federal prosecutor
Guest Biography:

“Postgate” author and legal analyst John D. O’Connor is a former federal prosecutor and the San Francisco attorney who represented W. Mark Felt during his revelation as Deep Throat in 2005. O’Connor is the author of “Postgate: How the Washington Post Betrayed Deep Throat, Covered Up Watergate, and Began Today’s Partisan Advocacy Journalism.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Read more at: https://www.postgatebook.com/authorbio

John O’Connor is an experienced trial lawyer, practicing law in San Francisco since 1972. He has tried cases in state and federal court throughout the country.

He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Northern California, representing the United States in both criminal and civil cases. Among his interesting assignments have been representation of the government during the OPEC oil embargo of the 1970s; writing Fifth Amendment and “state of mind” briefs for the prosecution in United States v. Patricia Hearst; representing the FDIC, FSLC and RTC during the savings and loan crisis of the late 1980s and early 1990s; representing California Attorney General Dan Lungren in campaign-related litigation; defending R.J. Reynolds Tobacco in significant smoking and health litigation; representing Coach Don Nelson in litigation with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban; and representing W. Mark Felt regarding the revelation of his identity as Deep Throat.

Guest Category: Legal, History, Military, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture
Dr. Craig and Stephanie Thayer
Guest Occupation: General Surgeon, Trauma Director, Health Coach
Guest Biography:

Both born and raised in CA.  
Craig leads the trauma program at a rural hospital, and performs old school general, trauma and vascular surgery. He loves his patients. Craig sits on leadership for a local church.
Stefanie enjoys helping people become healthier and learn how to make it something that lasts for life. She helps people learn about themselves and what is best for their body. She homeschools their two youngest.
They are avid travelers, and especially enjoy doing mission work.
They have 5 children and one granddaughter.
They can be followed on social media @wellnesswithstef and wellnesswithstef.com

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Nutrition, Kids & Family, Medicine, Philosophy, Personal Development, Self Help, Motivational, Society and Culture
Marc Levin
Guest Occupation: Award-winning, independent filmmaker
Guest Biography:


Marc Levin is an award-winning, independent filmmaker dedicated to telling powerful, real stories in a unique, authentic style. 
He has won four Emmys, four duPont-Columbia awards, the Peabody Award, the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Highlights include: Slam, his breakout festival hit; Brick City the ground-breaking docu-series about the city of Newark, New Jersey and its charismatic Mayor Cory Booker; Gang War: Bangin’ in Little Rock; the Emmy-winner Thug Life in DC for HBO; Chicagoland, an 8-hour docu-series for CNN and Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions, nominated for a 2014 IDA award for Best Limited Series. 
Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, TV & Film, Variety
Guest Biography:

Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern and Addictions Counselor

Ms. Elizabeth Martin, the owner of Advanced Counseling of Fort Myers, LLC., is a Master’s level Mental Health Counselor who is currently pursuing her State license in Mental Health Counseling. Ms. Martin has worked in a wide variety of environments such as a psychiatric hospital and mental health and substance use treatment centers. Elizabeth has four years of experience working at an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Two years working in Felony Drug Court for Lee County.

Areas of interest include Addiction, Substance Use Disorder, Spiritually based counseling Life Skills, and transitions, Anxiety disorders, Depressive disorders, and finding peace and meaning in today's pandemic. A little more about Elizabeth, in her spare time, she likes to run and work out, yoga travel, and is a foodie. She is also a mother to a four-year-old mixed terrier rescue dog named Jezzabelle Antionette Mare and just adopted a 12-week old Siamese kitten named Sashimi (Sammy).

Guest Category: Psychology, Mental Health, Personal Development, Spiritual
Rik Emmett
Guest Occupation: Canadian Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer best known as the frontman for classic rock legends 'Triumph'
Guest Biography:

R   I   K

E   M   M   E   T   T



' T  R  I  U  M  P  H '





Rik Emmett gained international recognition as the lead singer/songwriter/guitarist with Triumph from 1975 to 1988. Five gold & platinum decades in the music biz provided entry into the Canadian Rock Hall of Fame, the Music Industry Hall of Fame, the Junos Hall of Fame, and the Canadian Walk of Fame.  with a few ‘Best Guitarist’ awards in various categories garnered along the way. Emmett morphed from Smooth Jazz awards in ’05 and ’07 to the worldwide release of a prog rock project called Airtime in ‘07, to a Latin / Mediterranean guitar trio project called ‘Trifecta‘ in 2009 (nominated for a Best Instrumental Juno).  The full-blown rock band project, RES 9, by Rik Emmett & RESolution9, was released worldwide by the MASCOT / PROVOGUE label in 2016.  His latest 2020 creative recording project is Folk Songs for the Farewell Bonfire, (The Bonfire Sessions) comprised of 18 solo acoustic / vocal tracks, as well as 6 jazz guitar instrumentals, available exclusively as downloads at www.rikemmett.com.   Searching backwards chronologically,  the 18th and 19th albums of his independent career (released through his website, www.rikemmett.com) were “Marco’s Secret Songbook”, [2012] a concept album with 15 music tracks, a spoken word narrative & symphonic underscore:  and “Then Again”, [also 2012] an acoustic duo with Dave Dunlop, reworking the most popular Triumph repertoire with new arrangements. In 2011 “reCOVERy Room 9“was released (also an acoustic duo with Dave Dunlop), featuring nine cover songs from a wildly eclectic range of pop music.  Rik was a popular columnist for Guitar Player magazine (his 13 years of Back to Basics resulting in his published educational series, For The Love of Guitar), and an innovative music educator of long standing with Humber College in Toronto, and is the Artistic Director Emeritus of the annual Songstudio Songwriting Workshop.






Stream the catalog at https://lnk.to/rikemmett
For decades, Rik Emmett (largely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all-time) has been a prolific recording artist – whether it be as a member of Triumph, offering solo material, or collaborating with others.  And now, fans will be able to enjoy quite a few of his solo releases once again – which covers a wide variety of styles.  On Friday, July 10, 2020, Round Hill Records will be reissuing 11 solo Rik recordings in the digital format, including Ten Invitations (1998), Swing Shift (1998), Raw Quartet (1999), Live at Berklee (2000), Handiwork (2003), Good Faith (2003), Strung-Out Troubadours (2006), Live at Hugh’s Room (2007), Liberty Manifesto (2007), Push & Pull (2009), and Marco’s Secret Songbook (2012):



R  I  K  

E  M  M  E  T  T

& RESolution 9

Rik Emmett and his new band, RESolution9 via Mascot Label Group/Provogue. Much of the album was recorded and mixed at the famed MetalWorks Studios, where Rik re-connected to his own roots. In fact, the other two founding members of Triumph (Gil Moore and Mike Levine) reunite with Rik as special guests on "The Grand Parade", a song that conjures 1979's "Suitcase Blues". Additionally, legendary guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush performs on two stellar tracks, with James LaBrie of Dream Theater contributing extraordinary guest vocals on two cuts.








Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, TV & Film
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



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

jazz fusion



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


 Andy Timmons Band


Theme from a Perfect World

At amazon.com


For more information about

A n d y  T  i m m o n s







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)


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.

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.


"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!


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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