Headlined Guests that have appeared on BBS Radio TV
Dr. D. Anthony Miles is a serial entrepreneur, award-winning researcher, award-winning professor, statistician, legal expert witness, business expert and best-selling author. Dr. Miles is a nationally known startup and marketing expert. He is also a forensic marketing expert. He has appeared in the national media for his expertise. He is CEO and Founder, of Miles Development Industries Corporation®, a consulting practice and venture capital acquisition firm. He is also host and executive producer of Game On Business Talk® Radio Show. He was a Visiting Professor. He has presented his research at conferences around the country. Most notably he has presented at Stanford University. He was invited to Harvard University by the Harvard Business School (HBS).
BACKGROUND: He has over 20 years in the retail industry, banking, and financial services industry. He developed the business plan for Brooks AFB/City-Base, which was BRAC'd. He has 12 years experience consulting startups; and has 11 years’ experience as a statistician in marketing research, analytics, survey design, data collection, and focus groups. He is a member of the American Statistical Association (ASA), promoting the practice and profession of statistics. He is a nationally-known expert with Startups and Marketing.
MEDIA EXPERT/LEGAL EXPERT WITNESS: Dr. Miles is a nationally-known business expert in the media. He has been featured on nationally syndicated media such as: ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, NBC News, CNN, Huffington Post, Forbes, Reader’s Digest, Bloomberg Radio, Blog Talk Radio, WGN Radio in Chicago, iHeart Radio, AM/FM Radio, and numerous others He is also a legal expert witness that provides expert testimony on business scams, false advertising claims and trade dress. He provides expert testimony for local, state and federal cases; and both civil and criminal cases.
RESEARCH/PUBLICATIONS: He is an author and researcher that is well published in numerous academic journals. He is a best-selling author of three books. His new latest book, How To Get Away With Murder in Marketing: Forensic Marketing is set to be another bestseller. He is a forensic marketing expert. His two previous books, Risk Factors and Business Models and Entrepreneurship and Risk, were well received. He is an editorial board member with 12 academic journals.
AWARDS: Dr. Miles has won numerous awards for his applied statistics research in marketing and economics. He is a 21-time winner of the Academy of Business Research Conference’s (ABR) Award for “Best Research Paper” in Marketing and Economics. In 2020, he won the award four times at the following ABR Conferences: Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020. In 2019, he won the award three times at the following conferences: Spring 2019; and Fall 2019. He won the 2010 Teaching Excellence Award from the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents, as one of the top 25% participating faculty in 11 universities in the A&M System. In 2009, he won a fellowship for his doctoral research on entrepreneurial risk patterns with the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) Doctoral Consortium, while completing his Ph.D. He was selected as one of 17 distinguished doctoral researchers nationwide in the field of Entrepreneurship.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Certified Chartered Marketing Analyst (CMA)™
- Registered Business Analyst (RBA)™
- Master Business Consultant (MBC)™
- Management Consultant Professional (MCP)™
- Ph.D/MBA in Entrepreneurship/General Business, University of the Incarnate Word
- MBA in International Business/Marketing, Our Lady of the Lake University
- BBA in Marketing, University of Texas at San Antonio
My guest Dr. Bradley Nelson is a veteran holistic physician and one of the world’s foremost experts on natural methods of achieving wellness. He is the creator of The Emotion Code and The Body Code system, and the CEO of Discover Healing, a holistic education platform that provides training and certifies practitioners worldwide. His books "The Emotion Code" with step-by-step instructions for working with the body's energy healing power, and his second book is: “The Body Code: Unlocking Your Body's Ability to Heal Itself." Have you ever thought about how much your emotions influence your health? Dr. Bradley and I will be talking about how emotions are the underlying cause of most illnesses. For more information and to get your free Emotion Code Starter Kit, visit EmotionCodeGift.com
Across our nation first responder agencies are stretched dangerously thin. The difficult, demanding, and dangerous work they do is causing burnout at a record pace. When my husband, Chris, was killed in 2020 by robbery suspects fleeing from Lakewood police, I knew nothing about this world. My interactions consisted of a few well-deserved speeding tickets. But the kindness and compassion I experienced after Chris’ death and what I learned by creating an ongoing relationship with those who serve, protect, and care for us in our worst moments inspired me to act.
In 2021, I founded Restoration Ranch Colorado a 501(c)(3). In 2022, I used my own funds to purchase and renovate a 40-acre ranch where dispatchers, first responders, emergency department personnel, members of the Judiciary, and their families can come for a day visit or an overnight stay. This serene setting provides a place for reflection, relaxation, and recreation and a place to care for those who care for us. To those in the first responder community who are still suspicious and skeptical, I get it. You’re not used to a community member doing something of this magnitude to support agencies and organizations involved in what I call “the traumatic event lifecycle.” Over the last two years, I’ve put $1.25 million of my own money into this endeavor and have followed through on every commitment I’ve made to create a place of respite for you and your families. My staff and I are committed to making believers out of you.
Why am I doing this? I was not able to be with my husband when he died at the crash scene. But those I call “my first responder angels” were with him as he took his last breath. That is why I created the Ranch – to give back to those that selflessly serves the public in circumstances that can be unimaginable.
Satyen Raja is a distinguished mentor and coach to the world's most prominent CEOs, business leaders, and esteemed global influencers. Drawing upon four decades of experience in personal development, Satyen has honed a unique approach to transformational coaching that blends Eastern and Western spiritual traditions, cutting-edge science, and practical tools for personal growth.
As the founder of the WarriorSage Group, Satyen has cultivated a worldwide community of spiritual seekers, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders dedicated to making a positive impact. His expertise extends to building and scaling businesses for over 30 years, having established a multitude of successful companies.
With his latest book Accelerated Evolution, Satyen offers a breath of fresh cosmic air to tap into the greatness that lies within you right now. He expertly guides participants towards increased self-awareness, enabling them to attain tangible, practical results, and access heightened levels of creativity and flow.
Paul R. Lawrence is a businessman, author and passionate Veteran advocate. He has 35 years of experience solving management problems in large, complex organizations. As a private sector executive, he was a consulting Partner at two Big-Four accounting firms and a Vice President in two Fortune 500 companies. He is a government management thought leader, having written several books on the subject.
For almost three years, Lawrence served as Under Secretary of Benefits at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, unanimously confirmed by the Senate on April 26, 2018. As Under Secretary, he was in charge of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) leading a team of 25,000 people with an operating budget of $4 billion, administering $120 billion in benefits annually. He implemented proven business practices, streamlined the bureaucracy, and created a public presence rebranding VBA as an organization successfully supporting Veterans.
Prior to becoming a political appointee, Lawrence was a Vice President at Kaiser Associates, a Partner at Ernst & Young, a Vice President at Accenture, a Senior Director at the MITRE Corporation, a Vice President with IBM, and a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He has written extensively on management, government, and technology. He is the co-author of Succeeding as a Political Executive: 50 Insights from Experience, What Government Does: How Political Executives Manage, Paths to Making a Difference: Leading in Government and the co-editor of Transforming Organizations and Learning the Ropes: Insights for Political Appointees.
He serves on the Board of Directors of Vets2Industry, a non-profit organization helping Veterans pursue a career in the private sector. He is also a Senior Advisor to Search & Acquire, a non-profit focused on helping Veterans become CEOs via Entrepreneurship through Acquisition.
He was selected three times by Federal Computer Week as one of the top 100 public service leaders. In 2019 he was recognized as Government Executive of the Year by Service to the Citizen. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.
Lawrence earned his Master of Arts and Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He is an Army Veteran. He completed is ROTC requirement as an Airborne-qualified Captain.
My name is Anna Morozova, and I am a QHHT Practitioner Level 2.
These days I know: We Are What We Believe.
Every day, we create ourselves through our beliefs and how we perceive our experiences, how we think about the world around us and the people we meet. We can easily get what we want by using the power of the Subconscious.
Connection with the Subconscious makes me feel confident in my own life purpose, it allows me to move forward with passion and without fear or hesitation. I live my life enjoying every opportunity that is presented to me.
Let’s rock together!
I was born in the beautiful Ural Mountains in Russia. I later moved to Moscow where I studied Sociology at the Higher School of Economics (HSE), one of Moscow’s top universities.
Over my career, I worked for great companies such as Vedomosti (Russia’s Financial Times), Harvard Business Review and the Olympic Committee, before moving into the world of Investment Banking. I have privilege to work for Deutsche Bank and later Sberbank (the biggest bank in Russia) for over ten years. I have worked with and still work for some amazing and inspiring people.
The analytical side of me loved the buzz of the banking world, the thousands of screens, ringing telephones and real-time market feeds.
Soon, though, I realized that no matter how much experience, education or information the guys makings decisions may have, the most successful people were the ones who had a very clear connection with their own ‘gut feeling’, intuition or Higher Self. They more often made the right decisions. This fascinated and intrigued me.
I also have had wonderful experiences of travelling the world, lived in different countries including Australia, New Zealand, USA and England.
During my travels I began to notice that wherever I went, the world over, people experience the same issues. We all face stress and concerns, we all have goals and dreams.
Everybody just want to be happy and healthy — for themselves and their families. And that is always a challenge when we are not in touch with the Subconscious.
We can’t run out of ourselves to another haven place.
Finally, I decided to get serious about exploring the power of the Subconscious. I knew that the best way to do that is to study hypnosis. So, I went straight to Mikhail Ginzburg the top expert in Russia of Ericksonian Hypnosis (light trance).
It was an amazing experience to train under him, through hypnosis I discovered that I could easily help people with such issues as smoking, weight loss, stress and anxiety, trauma, etc.
I completely eradicated my fear of water, which I had lived with for 17 years, after only 20 minutes of being hypnotized.
I loved hypnosis so much that I wanted to explore the possibilities of the Subconscious further and I found QHHT.
The method can easily answer all of your personal questions and solve all of your issues in just one session. Huh!
As a highly analytical person, I thought I would try it first. And you know, my results were just amazing! I found out my life purpose, see how my Past Life corresponded to my present, clean my skin and felt so much love and energetic support.
Immediately I decide to study Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique! After completing the first stage of training I found that my clients had the same great results that I experienced.
Since then, I have had the privilege of being mentored and trained to higher level of certification by Julia Cannon (co-creator of the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique with Dolores Cannon), Suzanne Spooner and Kaya Wittenberg in Sydney, Australia.
My life has changed immensely. Now I am happy to be the part of international community where practitioners all over the world interact and support each other developing beautiful ecosystem called World QHHT.
So here I am now! Sharing these amazing experiences with you.
Lynda Rich was born in Wollongong (pronounced: Wool-on-gong) Australia and spent her early childhood at the foot of Mount Keira where she liked to climb the mountain and hang out at the waterfalls in the rainforest or play in the creek watching frogs and tadpoles with the other neighborhood children.
She moved to Sydney with her parents and older sister to start high school and lived in Sydney’s Hills District for over 35 years. Lynda was called back to her hometown of Wollongong in 2016 on its beautiful northern beaches with just a short walk to the beach to watch the waves and migrating humpback whales when in season.
Lynda loves animals and has always had cats, dogs, and fish as pets throughout her life and spent a brief few years in rescue, helping to socialize and re-home abandoned cats.
Lynda has been interested in the paranormal, psi phenomena, parapsychology, mediums, comparative religion and metaphysics since her early childhood and has more recently developed an interest in quantum physics and its implications for healing.
Lynda studied Psychology at University and towards the end of her undergraduate degree, she worked as a Social Educator assisting severely intellectually disabled women live and thrive in independent living after a lifetime in an institution.
After graduation, she worked as a Rehabilitation Counsellor assisting injured workers to recover and find new more suitable employment, but it wasn’t the sort of compassionate counselling she was hoping for, so she left and entered a 20+ year career in marketing and business. She never left her interest in the metaphysical behind though and it remained a keen interest throughout her time in the corporate world.
Rick Cutler has been playing drums since the age of 5 1/2 & keyboards since his teens. He studied both at the Julliard School as well as with jazz great Chick Corea.
He has performed in many Broadway shows including Hair, The Wiz, Candide, They're Playing Our Song, Woman of the Year & Seesaw.
He has written much music for TV, Film & Radio. Some of his work in this field include the Emmy-nominated theme for Dateline NBC, Later Today, on NBC, the theme for the New York Yankees on MSG Cable & the Outlaws & Lawmen mini-series on the Discovery channel.
For 18 years, he served as keyboardist & musical director for tap dance legend Gregory Hines. His composition, "Boom" was choreographed by Mr. Hines & performed at the nationally televised Gala For The President with President & Mrs. Clinton in attendance. He was also the composer of all of the original music for The Gregory Hines Show on CBS.
He was one of the original percussionists for Leonard Bernstein's "Mass" which was written & performed for the opening of the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He performs on the original recording of that piece with Mr. Bernstein conducting.
For 8 years he toured the world as 1st keyboardist & then drummer (&, on a few occasions, conductor) for Liza Minnelli. He performed in her Tony-winning Broadway show, "Liza's At The Palace" as well as on the Grammy-nominated cast recording.
He has also played on countless TV & Radio commercials & themes.
Some of the artists he has performed & recorded with include Michael Franks, Noel Pointer, Stevie Van Zandt, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Don Rickles, Billy Eckstine, Gloria Gaynor, Rodney Dangerfield, Regis Philbin, Donna Summer, Pete Seeger, Larry Coryell, Jon Lucien, Johnny Hartman, Savion Glover, Perry Farrell (of Jane's Addiction), Richie Stotts (of the Plasmatics), Charles Aznavour & the NY Philharmonic Brass Quintet.
His 1st CD release, Sanctuaries, received praise from musicians such as Mike Garson (former keyboardist for David Bowie) & Mark Soskin (pianist for Sonny Rollins). His sophomore effort, First Melancholy, Then The Night Stretch, was released in 2011 & his 3rd & 4th CDs (From The Silence & Daydreams (Probably) were released in 2013 & 2017 respectively & received airplay on over 115 radio stations worldwide as well as garnering many great reviews, in print & online.
He was interviewed by the Huffington Post in 2017 towards promoting the Daydreams (Probably) CD. His 5th CD, Women & Children, was released in 2020. In the fall of 2021 he released 2 digital singles, Parallel Universes, a guitar/drums duet with guitarist Vinnie Zummo & Yar, a solo piano piece. A video for Parallel Universes, directed by Spike Lee protege Lee Davis was also released.
In the fall of 2022, he released The Black & Blue Sessions, Vol. 1 which is an electric album extensively using loops & samples. Coming soon is The Black & Blue Sessions, Vol. 2 in May 2023. Upcoming projects include an album of children's music accompanying poetry & the release of a documentary about the life of writer Elmore Leonard to which he co-wrote the score.
A wonderfully eclectic mix of rock and funk, sweet ballads and dynamic protest anthems, the Brian Nahlen Band includes five accomplished musicians who blend original music and reimagined covers into every show. The lineup features frontman and guitarist/singer Brian Nahlen, guitarist Jason Lee Hale, keyboardist Tommy Priakos, bassist Brian Wolverton and drummer/percussionist Patrick Lindsey.
Nahlen is an Arkansas Ambassador for Arkansas Parks and Tourism. His original music has been called “finely crafted, soulful, deftly fuses funk, jazz, gospel, pop and hip hop.” The Band’s live performances showcase each player’s forte, and no two gigs are the same. one notable 2018 performance was at the Central Arkansas Music Awards.
Nahlen has released three albums, “Better Than I Thought It Could Be” (the title track was featured in an Arkansas Parks and Tourism commercial), “Cicada Moon” and “hiding behind blue skies” and five singles: “I Might Be Leavin’ (feat. Big Piph),” “In the Old Days,” “You Fool,” “I Won’t Yield,” “Beautiful Child (feat. Genine LaTrice Perez),” and “We Are the Enemy (Feat. Steve James Indie).” All of these are available on Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal and other streaming services. Nahlen will continue to release new music.
Nahlen is known as a social activist and often is asked to play benefit shows, which in 2018 alone helped radio station KABF, Puerto Ricans in Arkansas (Nahlen coordinated this), The Van, RAICES (Reuniting Immigrant Families), the Buffalo River and Animal Village.
Nahlen started playing guitar 33 years ago and has been a full-time musician for the last 21. He regularly performs alone, in his namesake full band or in a duo with Jason Lee Hale, or Nick Devlin. Past stints include Dead Fish, Sunny Daze, Big John Miller Band, Quadraphonic and Pepperland.
Stefan Haves is a native of Los Angeles, California, who studied clown in Europe and ended up at Cirque du Soleil directing them— devising the clown acts for Kooza, Iris, Drawn to Life, and others.
He is a visionary vanguard in the entertainment world, creating globally, refining a contemporary cirque/theatre hybrid as he directs circus, theatre and film projects, Haves has conducted personal appearances for blue-chip companies such as PepsiCo, Disney, and the Bombay Stock Exchange.
He leads masterclasses worldwide, delving into such topics as imagination, humor, empathy, and connection. Stefan cut his teeth as an actor and a visual- comedian— even garnering $10,000 on America’s Funniest People.
THE POWER OF HA! shares comic insights and techniques by way of Stefan’s own sideshow odyssey, coupled by a surprising, spiritual renewal. Beginning as a street juggler in Paris and ending as a creator at Cirque du Soleil, Haves now elders others in the art of connection, the privilege of play, and the concussive calamity that is comedy.
Katie Ferrara is a full-time working musician and award winning singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. As a performing artist, her repertoire covers folk and pop music from the 60’s to present and her songwriting can be best described as ” honest and authentic music” with at times, an “ethereal flair”. As Buzz Music puts it, she’s got a “tender approach to life that bursts from her guitar and vocal chords in a way that’s both charming and reassuring”. Her songwriting often covers topics related to spirituality, love, and self-empowerment.
Katie began her career with humble roots, performing on weeknights and weekends for tips as a busker on the streets of Burbank, Santa Monica, and various farmers markets all over Los Angeles. Fun fact: if you go walking down Palm avenue and San Fernando blvd, you may find an image of Katie on a street corner where she used to busk! Just type her name into google maps to find her. Since then, Katie has made an international name for herself playing at street festivals all over South Korea, the UK, Europe and New Zealand. “You can tell Ferrara has spent many hours honing her craft on piers, street corners, farmer’s markets and open mics. It really would be hard to walk away from a Katie Ferrara show without a smile on your face. Ferrara’s music could very easily fit into just about any equation, and is incredibly licensable. ” (Music Connection Magazine)
Recently Katie placed 5th in the 2022 Buskers World Cup in Gwangju South Korea with her song “Wolf Cry” and in 2019, won first place in an online music competition called “Musicash” with her original song called “Like a Waterfall”. The contest concluded with her performing with her band at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles.
She has released several albums as an unsigned independent artist including “Dream Catcher” (2016) and “Break Free” (2020). Both albums were funded by the generous support of her fans off social media. Her music can also be found on the Season 5 premiere of the Hallmark TV show “Good Witch”. As a QSC and Yamaha sponsored artist, Katie performs performs regularly at 5 star hotels, restaurants, and private parties around. Los Angeles She is also passionate about aligning her music with charities and causes such as Whole Planet Foundation , Children’s Foundation of America and Water.org
Evelyn Sztojanov is a transformation coach and social entrepreneur who primarily works with women to design a life lived from the heart, that makes them feel truly alive. Her clients are people who are ready to step into their power in their health, careers, personal relationships and overall evolution.
Having worked in the mind-body-soul space for over a decade she has accompanied hundreds of people in designing a mindset, lifestyle and habits that make them glow. She offers both one-off life changing sessions in the spirit of brief therapy, as well as a 9-week program to create a holistic Inspired Life Design (ILD).
Evelyn’s previous experience includes running global operations for one of the biggest companies dedicated to teaching consciousness and healing at large seminars around the world, as well as creating an innovative mind-body-soul studio concept in Mallorca, Spain, where she is currently based.
She holds a degree in Business Administration and is a certified Life Coach. She fluently speaks English, Spanish, German and Hungarian. In her playtime she enjoys being in nature and sharing deep, meaningful conversations with family and friends.
Lavinia Errico, co-founder of Equinox Fitness and the visionary behind the Inside Out Movement and First Point Partners, is a nationally acclaimed workplace and wellness entrepreneur and a speaker of essential truths on the subjects of Values-Driven Entrepreneurship, The Women-Led Workplace, Spiritual Entrepreneurship, and Joy in the Journey.
Lavinia’s passion for movement, dance, and full self-expression, has recently led her to guide people to reclaim a life filled with magic through physical release, and empowerment with ritual, intention and joy. Her enthusiasm is for us all to live with a more expansive mind set, wildly creative, and purposely impactful.
“Play, FUN, AND BLISS! This is my mantra!” Lavinia Errico
Sophia Galaté is a singer, musician, and songwriter from Los Angeles, CA, she’s been singing and performing since she was 6 years old. She spent her university years, studying music in Chicago, the city that influenced so much of her music and ways of life. Prior to her artist debut, Sophia spent a few years managing and working with other artists in the music industry (Soulection, Pell, Durand Bernarr). However, once she emerged as an artist, she knew that this was the path where she could be her most authentic self.
Her music is a blend of the sounds that define her life—R&B, Soul, and Jazz. Sophia pays homage to her biggest influences by taking inspiration from D’Angelo’s soft vocal runs and melodies, and Amy Winehouse’s ability to create timeless music.
Sophia’s music and sound are uniquely hers, and incomparable to any current artist. On her debut EP, SOFIA, she’s created a new neo-soul feeling for her audience to enjoy live and at home. Notably known for her voice—her tone is luscious yet sultry, and her use of runs and harmonies truly show off her skills. Her lyrics are personal and most importantly, relatable to her fans. Her recent single, “Options” is a more upbeat and fun song about exploring the more vulnerable parts of herself. Her music jumps between devastating heartbreak ballads and sing-along self-love anthems. It allows you to wallow in your post-break-up melancholia but also has the power to pull you out of it and onto better things.
One thing that sets her apart is how captivating and confident Sophia is on stage. She has opened for artists such as JoJo, Soulection, Kenyon Dixon, Gene Noble, Son Little, and has performed with artists at Lollapalooza. Additionally, she sold out her first headline shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn, and has recently just finished her first west coast tour with Rozzi
Dallas Walker is a native of Chattanooga, TN.
Music has always played a very important role in his life.
He first discovered his talent and love for music singing in church with his family which led to a career in gospel music for many years.
More recently, Dallas has ventured into the realm of country music where he has stayed true to the sound of traditional country.
Judy Wilkins-Smith is a highly regarded Family Patterns, Systemic Work & Constellations expert, transformational coach, motivational speaker, and author who is passionate about individual growth, visionary leadership, and positive, accelerated, global change.
The Founder of System Dynamics for Individuals and Organizations, she has 18 years of expertise assisting high-performance individuals, Fortune 500 executives (Chevron, JP Morgan, Kellogg’s, ExxonMobil), and legacy families end limiting cycles and create lasting breakthroughs and transitions into peak performance.
She is a regular guest on TV news and entertainment shows, and is the author of Decoding Your Emotional Blueprint: A Powerful Guide to Transformation Through Disentangling Multigenerational Patterns (Sounds True).
Jay was born to this incarnation with a very specific purpose as his life’s calling, and to be honest, he was reluctant to return to Earth this time knowing what he did about the early stages of the journey he was to undertake. His otherworldly arrogance brought him back to a set of parents that he felt only he could help; he was soon proved to have bitten off more than he could chew.
From an early age, his plans were thwarted, as his presence did not manifest the sense of harmony he had expected in the family unit that his arrival created. He and his mother never truly bonded. While his father was a wonderful and nurturing caregiver, he was always up to some shenanigans that left his mother wondering what was really going on with their marriage. The energy in the house was never stable; in fact, it was volatile.
Jay’s parents divorced when he was eight. This was a true blessing in obvious retrospect, but the shock of coming home from a summer trip between second and third grade, visiting family in the countryside of Pennsylvania, was life-changingly painful to say the least. Jay’s dad, the only caregiver he had ever really known, drove off down the street after a strange family barbecue to helping his son settle back into his unexpected new life.
Jay’s grandmother, knowing what was in store for her grandson when he returned to California, decided to send her boy home with a pet to look out for him. Jay brought back a Pennsylvanian kitten that was later named Jefferson, who became his familiar and confidant. This gesture by his grandmother was the first of many that bolstered their relationship and heightened their bond, while further dismissing what little connection there was between Jay and his mother.
Jay’s mom knew that he needed some help to adjust, so she gave him what may be the greatest gift of his life – she took him to meditation classes where he learned how to 374 look inward for guidance and strength. This leg up that she granted him was the beginning of his spiritual path and calling to help others with the tools he amassed along the way. He is forever grateful to her!
Through most of elementary school, Jay lived with his mother in a state of benevolent neglect, seeing his father on the occasional weekend. There was never any issue with how it was all working out; Jay innately knew his parents were doing the best they could with the tools they had. The blessing that granted stability to Jay’s young life was his “God-Family” who lived across the street. His best friend and his family all but adopted Jay, teaching him the dynamic of family, faith and connection.
Later in grade school and middle school, Jay bounced between his parent’s two households. His dad had remarried a young woman who did her best to augment Jay’s dad’s ill attempts at parenting with her own brand of authority that never truly resonated. All that said, Jay is still friends with his stepmother today, and truly thankful for the two siblings she brought into the world. Jay is very proud of them both and fully accepting of the augmented role he fills in their lives supplementing “Dad’s Way”.
Jay continued his meditation through high school and college, fostering continued growth and education both spiritually and intellectually. There was a long stretch where Jay planned to be a lawyer, because that was what he was told he was going to do with his life. At some point, the realization happened that being an attorney would not serve Jay’s highest and best purpose, so he opted to pass on law school after he graduated from college.
Instead of law school, Jay went into business with his father. You would think that all the red flags would have steered him clear of his father’s dark web, but the allure of being with his dad was too much to resist. Needless to say, the life lessons learned were costly, as Jay saw the damage his dad was really capable of inflicting on mind, body and soul.
Now knowing well that his father’s path was dark, and his mother was unable to lend any emotional support, he made his own way carving a path by forging relationships, building bridges and helping who he could along the way. Spirituality remained as the cornerstone of Jay’s existence. There were times where it may not have been in the forefront, but there was always a deep knowing that there was more than what meets the eye, and something much larger was in play looking out for his well-being.
Jay was blessed to meet his wife working at a summer camp where he knew she was “the one” when he brushed up against her the first time in a team-building exercise. The nurturing dynamic they have built together over the past 30 years is what Jay had in his mind’s eye when he first came to Earth to help his parents. Sadly, Jay may not have been able to help his parents in the way he felt he was originally meant to, but their actions, and sometimes inactions, have gifted the how-to, and how-not-to, that continue to guide his path as Jay raises his own son into the fine man he is becoming.
Jay has had the great honor to work with some wonderful masters along the way, who have shared the attunements that have transcended his experience to that of a Level Three Reiki Practitioner, or Reiki Master. This is Jay’s true calling; to heal and share the mechanics of the universe with all he can touch.
Jay has resided in Malibu, California for 30 years with his wife, Dana, where they raised their son, Tanner. Jay augments his spiritual practice with the earthly grounding of a physical workout routine that blends core focus, resistance training, stair climbing and miles of daily walking through state parks and beaches with yoga and meditation to unite mind, body and soul.
REAUX FAREAL aka REAUX4REAL
Reaux Fareal is a 2x National Spoken Word Winner, a published author, a singer with more than 500k streams, a Film Director with a film on Amazon Prime, an Activist, and Motivational Speaker in New Orleans, LA.
Parlay was established to edify a commitment within any individual for the purpose of making personal goals, working hard to achieve those personal goals, and a commitment to help others along the way. In fact, the world Parlay simply means ‘growth’. Let one door open more doors. Let one dollar create more dollars. Let one idea spark residual ideas.
Let one friendship create a network. Use the one thing God gave you and let it produce greater things for your life. It’s a personal commitment to yourself but also to your community. Greatness is in you. It’s up to you, as an individual, to cultivate your own gifts and access what has already been assigned to your life.