Headlined Guests

Harold Payne
Guest Occupation: Multi-platinum and Posi award winning songwriter
Guest Biography:

HAROLD PAYNE

Bio/credits

Harold Payne is a multi-platinum and Posi award winning songwriter whose soulful uplifting songs and husky heartfelt vocals have graced stages around the world. He has written songs for such diverse artists as Rod Stewart, Patti Labelle, the Temptations, and long time collaborator, Bobby Womack—literally from Peter Paul and Mary to Snoop Dogg. His most recent charted music was Daylight by Kelly Rowland and the summer 2012 release “Bravest Man in the Universe” by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bobby Womack co-written by Payne, Womack, Damon Albarn (Gorillaz & Blur frontman) & Richard Russell (XL Recordings head).

In 2011, he flew to London to partner with Damon Albarn and Richard Russell to, collaborate on new songs for Bobby Womack. The album won the prestigious “Q” award in the UK for “Best Album of the Year.” Although a major part of Harold Payne’s career has involved songwriting, he has maintained a performance schedule over several decades that averages 200 plus dates per year. Harold has played just about every imaginable venue… from amphitheaters, festivals & Houses of Blues to corporate events, Houses of worship & House concerts. He has opened for the likes of Van Morrison, Kenny Loggins, & Hawaiian legend “Iz” (Israel Kamakawiwo`ole). In 2001 he launched the Power of Positive Music® series which led him to performing with motivational speakers like Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen, and at conferences and positive music events.

He often uses his uncanny gift for spontaneity to create recap songs of talks just presented and custom material for various tributes, “team building” and leadership activities to help make these events more entertaining and interactive while still imparting important content. His performances are soulful, heartfelt and humorous and he plays both solo and with the group Gravity 180.

He specializes in custom and improv songs for special events and for such notables as Regis Philbin, Mark Victor Hansen & the main stage of the National speakers association conference. He also did a TEDx talk entitled “Preparing for Spontaneity” and has a brand new CD of original music called “Possibilities.”

SELECTED SONGWRITING CREDITS

Songs recorded by: Kelly Rowland, Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, Lana Del Rey, Taj Mahal, Juelz Santana, Kalapana,
 50 Cent, 
Dennis Pavao, 
Lloyd Banks, 
Rod Stewart, 
The Cover Girls, 
Patti Labelle,
 Ron Wood (of the Rolling Stones), 
The Temptations, 
Sly Stone,
 Kingston Trio,
 Leon Russell, Peter Paul & Mary
Songs in Motion Pictures:

Beverly Hills Cop II, Splash Summer Rental,  Experts,Back To The Beach, That Was Then, Psychic Force I & II (Japanese animated feature score), Manzanar Fishing Club

Theme songs for:

Feed the Dream for FeedTheDream.org; “We Wanna Make a Difference” Leadership Loveland; 
”We Know How It Feels” Spondylitis Association of America; 
”Quiet Heroes” for Go for Broke Foundation; 
We Can Share The Dream (Arnold Swarzenegger’s Inner City Games; 
Music Speakers Louder Than Words (Soviet American Songwriter Summit);
 Music Speakers Louder Than Words (1st annual Salute to the American Songwriter);
 Sonoma County Wine Auction (“kickoff song”)

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Music
Brian Benson
Guest Occupation: Creator and producer of conscious media. Writer, filmmaker, actor, TEDx speaker, award winning self-help author, poet, children’s author, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons and more
Guest Biography:

BRIAN BENSON

G. Brian Benson is a creator and producer of conscious media. Writer, filmmaker, actor, TEDx speaker, award winning self-help author, poet, children’s author, radio personality, finisher of over 50 triathlons (including 4 Ironman distance races), cross-country bicyclist and someone that wants to wake people up.

In addition to writing and acting in TV and film, Brian enjoys creating his own projects that carry inspiring, positive and conscious messages. His most recent project, the short film “Searching for Happiness”, was just released on the Internet and can be watched on his website and YouTube. He also is currently working on and/or producing a novel, screenplay, series of multi-media videos and his first children’s book “Steve the Alien” slated for an October 2016 release.

In 2011 Brian created Guitar Man, a movie project that he wrote, produced and acted in that was filmed in downtown Reno, Nevada. Brian wrote the movie with the idea of sharing the messages ‘that we all have a lot in common’ and ‘that our true gifts reside within ourselves.’ Guitar Man was well received and was accepted to 11 movie festivals and was a winner at the Love Unlimited Film and Art Festival, won an honorable mention prize in the narrative short category at the 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards as well as a Golden Reel Award from the Nevada Film Festival.

Before Brian got into acting he authored four books, including Brian’s List – 26 1/2 Easy To Use Ideas on How to Live A Fun, Balanced, Healthy Life! which was the winner of a 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Award in the Self-Help category. Brian’s latest book Finding Your Voice was an award-winning Finalist in both the 2013 USA Book News and the Indie Excellence Book Awards.

Brian lives in Los Angeles, California and is always looking to collaborate with other like-minded, creative people.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Tony Palmer Legendary Film Director and Author on The Ray Shasho Show
Guest Occupation: Film Director,Author,Stage Director of Theatre and Opera
Guest Biography:

THE RAY SHASHO SHOW

 WELCOMES LEGENDARY FILM DIRECTOR AND AUTHOR

TONY PALMER

Tony Palmer is a British film director and author. His work includes over 100 films, ranging from early works with The BeatlesCreamJimi HendrixRory Gallagher (Irish Tour '74) and Frank Zappa (200 Motels), to his classical portraits which include profiles of Maria CallasMargot FonteynJohn OsborneIgor StravinskyRichard WagnerYehudi MenuhinCarl OrffBenjamin Britten and Ralph Vaughan Williams. He is also a stage director of theatre and opera.

Palmer’s latest project is a legendary musical tribute “The Beatles and WWII” issued on CD/DVD by Gonzo Multimedia UK .Take a group of some of the most famous solo artists of the 70’s – Elton John, Tina Turner, The Four Seasons, The Bee Gees, Peter Gabriel, Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart, Leo Sayer, Keith Moon, Helen Reddy, Jeff Lynne & Frankie Valli – get them to sing cover versions of some of the most famous Beatles songs ever written. Add a considerable dollop of authentic documentary footage of the Second World War telling the story of that epic encounter…and what do you have? 

Music sung by:

Elton John, The Bee Gees, Bryan Ferry, Jeff Lynne, Leo Sayer, Keith Moon, Rod Stewart, David Essex, Tina Turner, Helen Reddy, The Four Seasons, Lynsey De Paul, The Brothers Johnson, Richard Cocciante, Henry Gross, Status Quo, Peter Gabriel, and Frankie Vallii

 “The Beatles and WWII”!!! 

Sound crazy? It is. But enormously entertaining, and occasionally very chilling. A unique blend of music and film like no other. Of that much we can be absolutely certain. 

 “The best collection of Beatles covers in a film EVER” 

In an article written by Ronnie Dannelley editor of Ear Candy Magazine: “The old 1976 film was the strangest mix of cinema and rock ‘n’ roll, combining World War II images (newsreels and Hollywood films made at that time) with the music of The Beatles (not The Beatles original recordings, but by various artists). The old movie combined a pastiche of World War II-themed film segments (both period films and post-war action films) with the backdrop of the music of The Beatles (NOT the original songs, but cover versions by various artists). Strange concept huh? A long story, but the end result was disastrous. The original distributor junked the film so completely that no copies survived, and the film took on its iconic status.” 

Says legendary director Tony Palmer of his new film, “Although the original 1976 film had disappeared, thanks to the indifference and stupidity of the original distributor, instinctively I felt the central idea, and the material, and of course the music, were just too good to be lost forever.

 “So for those fans who have had to rely on a few very poor quality extracts on YouTube, the 2016 film is a completely new experience, much of it in HD. Yes, we have used some of the original tracks, but added a lot of new archive footage, some never seen before. In addition, I have often used totally different music. The film starts with Vaughan Williams, and ends with Shostakovich, taking in Rachmaninoff en route and including many of the famous 2nd World War speeches by Roosevelt, Churchill, Montgomery, Chamberlain, Joe Kennedy and Hitler.  And the film makes reference to war-torn Syria and the massive problem of immigration along the way. 

“It is a far more complex film than the original, and I hope will give everyone pause for thought about the troubled world in which we live.”

Produced by Sandy Lieberson           Directed & Edited by Tony Palmer

“The Beatles and WWII”

Tracks:DVD
Greensleeves - arr. Vaughan Williams
The Fool on the Hill - Helen Reddy
Yesterday - David Essex 
The Long and Winding Road - Leo Sayer
I Am the Walrus - Leo Sayer
Come Together - Tina Turner
Shostakovich 11th Symphony
I Am the Walrus - Leo Sayer
Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Frankie Laine
Shes Leaving Home - Bryan Ferry 
Let It Be - Leo Sayer
Getting Better - Status Quo
Help! - Henry Gross
Nowhere Man - Jeff Lynne
With a Little Help from My Friends - Jeff Lynne
'Army Air Corps' song - Robert MacArthur Crawford
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Elton John
She Came In Through the Bathroom Window - Bee Gees
With a Little Help from My Friends - Jeff Lynne
Because - Lynsey de Paul
Get Back - Rod Stewart
Nowhere Man - Jeff Lynne
We Can Work It Out - The Four Seasons
'Oche Nash' from St John Chrysostom Liturgy, Rachmaninoff
Shostakovich 11th Symphony 
A Day In The Life - Frankie Valli
Michelle - Richard Cocciante
The Long and Winding Road - Leo Sayer
Victory March - Sousa
The End - Will Malone
When I'm Sixty-Four - Keith Moon
Golden Slumbers - The Bee Gees
Strawberry Fields Forever - Peter Gabriel
Hey Jude - The Brothers Johnson - 1:30 Shostakovich 4th Symphony
Fool on the Hill - John Williams (arr. Brouwer)

CD One
The Fool on The Hill - Helen Reddy Yesterday - David Essex 
The Long & Winding Road - Leo Sayer 
I Am The Walrus - Leo Sayer
Come Together - Tina Turner Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Frankie Laine
She's Leaving Home - Bryan Ferry 
Let It Be - Leo Sayer 
Getting Better - Status Quo 
Help! - Henry Gross Nowhere Man - Jeff Lynne 
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Elton John

CD Two 
With A Little Help From My Friends - Jeff Lynne 
Because - Lynsey De Paul Get Back - Rod Stewart 
We Can Work It Out - Four Seasons A Day In The Life - Frankie Valli 
Michelle - Richard Cocciante When I'm Sixty Four - Keith Moon 
Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight - The Bee Gees 
Strawberry Fields - Peter Gabriel 
Hey Jude - The Brothers Johnson Lennon speaks 
The Fool on the Hill - John Williams

 

Purchase “The Beatles and WWII” at Gonzo Multimedia

http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/product_details/15916

Visit Tony Palmer’s official website at www.tonypalmer.org

Guest Category: Arts, Education, History, Military, Music, Politics & Government, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Dr Vladimir Gashinsky, biological holistic dentistry, on Holistuc Health Show
Guest Occupation: biological holistic dentist
Guest Biography:

Dr. Vladimir Gashinsky has been in private practice at his Millburn, NJ office for over a decade, providing exceptional holistic and biological dentistry and surgical expertise in a friendly, home-like environment.

Dr. Gashinsky earned his doctorate degree from NYU College of Dentistry, after which he became their clinical faculty leader and in a 4-year period trained graduate students to become proficient in dentistry.  He is also proud to be an Accredited Member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) and Certified in Ozone Dentistry through the ACIMD and is now pursuing his ND degree.

With extensive training in homeopathy and nutrition, Dr. Gashinsky spends countless hours doing continuing education with like minded practitioners to keep up with new medical and technical developments in his field which he is bringing to his practice to help his patients achieve a best holistic dental care possible. Dr. Gashinsky has the distinction of having won the Eugene Rothchild Memorial Award from the New York Academy of Oral Rehabilitation.

Dr. Gashinsky is an active member of the following associations: Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Fellow Institute of Nutritional Dentistry (FIND), nternational Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT),  International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine (IABDM), International Association of Mercury-Free Dentists (IAMSD). and  American Association of Nutritional Consultants (AANC)

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science
Ralph White (Open Free Holistic Center) on Holistic Health Show
Guest Occupation: founder, Open Center, NYC, author, radio host lecturer
Guest Biography:

Ralph White is co-founder of the New York Open Center, America’s leading urban institution of holistic learning where his current role is Creative Director. The Open Center receives almost 60,000 visits annually from participants in its year round programs and has presented the major writers and speakers in the fields of wellness, social/ecological change, inner development, world spiritual traditions, art and creativity  for over twenty seven years. He is an international speaker on spirituality, consciousness, the history of the Western Tradition. He is also editor of the award winning Lapis magazine, and taught the first fully accredited course in holistic thinking and learning at New York University.  For many years he wrote the Open Center catalogue, and he has since edited and introduced The Rosicrucian Enlightenment Revisited (Lindisfarne Press, 1999), contributed to What Does It Mean to Be Human, edited by Frederick Franck ( St. Martin’s Press, 2000) and written the foreword to The Way of the Wanderer by David Yeadon (Travelers’ Tales, 2001). His story “ A Walk on the Wild Side of Tibet” was published in Tibet: True Stories (Travelers’ Tales 2003). He has also written commentary on the political goals of the Religious Far Right for the Huffington Post, and contributed articles on topics such as alternative community, the national network of holistic centers, the movement for legal renewal, and the philosopher Rudolf Steiner for Dragonfly Media, a network of local magazines reaching an audience of 250,000.

He was born in Wales and spent his childhood there and his teenage years in the north of England. After completing a degree in American Studies at the University of Sussex, he came to the United States from Britain in 1970 as a Fulbright scholar. He was program director of Omega Institute for Holistic Studies in Rhinebeck in the early Eighties. He has taught and lectured in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Russia, and Poland. He has also organized many major national and international conferences on a broad range of spiritual and alternative themes, and is considered by those in the field of holistic learning one of the most knowledgeable professionals in America. The national and international conferences he has both organized and directed include The Art of Dying, Reimagining Politics and Society at the Millennium, Examining the Real Agenda of the Religious Far Right, Prague, Alchemy and the Hermetic Tradition, The Italian Renaissance and the Esoteric Traditions, Psyche, Spirit and Addiction, Voluntary Simplicity, The Grail and Arthurian Traditions, The Golden Age of Andalusia: Sufis, Kabbalists and Christian Philosophers in Medieval Spain; The Mysteries and Philosophy of Greek Antiquity and, most recently in 2009, An Esoteric Quest for Inner America. The series of international conferences known as Esoteric Quests are widely considered the leading events in the world on the Western Tradition. Established by Ralph in 1995, they are now entering their 15th year and will find new expression in 2011 in A Quest for Ancient Alexandria: Greco-Egyptian Cradle of Western Esotericism.

He has made numerous appearances on radio and television, both in the United States and internationally. These include National Public Radio, the BBC World Service, Voice of America, CBS Nightwatch with Charlie Rose, RAI TV Italy, a broad variety of New York television and radio stations, Greek and Russian television, and Polish and Czech radio. He was featured in a prominent recent article in the Los Angeles Times, and been quoted in The New York Times, Time magazine, the New York Daily News,  the New York Observer, and many other more holistically oriented publications such as New Age Journal, Common Boundary. Lapis magazine, won the Alternative Press Award 2000 from Utne Reader. The award cited “the blending of the modern western mind with an ancient sense of soul” as the heart of Lapis’ editorial alchemy. He received a personal note from the editor of Utne Reader informing him that of all the magazines in Utne’s library, Lapis was his favorite and the one he was most likely to remove for his own private reading.

He currently hosts a program on WBAI FM radio in New York City where has interviewed many of the major figures in the holistic world and numerous scholars in the fields of multicultural mysticism and ecology. He is a popular speaker on a wide variety of holistic themes including the Western tradition, the Celtic Soul, the Wisdom of Rudolf Steiner, and the overall direction of the consciousness movement. He is recognized and honored as a guiding force of the annual Gathering of Holistic Centers which draws leaders from many of the major holistic institutions throughout the world to discuss trends, developments, challenges and successes in the worldwide consciousness movement.

Guest Category: Arts, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology, Science, Spiritual
Tricia Mitchell
Guest Occupation: Health, Wellness and Multi-Disciplined Practitioner
Guest Biography:

Tricia is an mBIT Master Coach & Trainer who is also a Multi-Disciplined Practitioner, focusing on Health, Wellness & Mindset Shifts for Success.   She's also a healer.

She guides women entrepreneurs who are stuck and at a crossroads in life, to success by changing their mindsets and releasing the hidden blocks that are keeping them “sticking”, so they are free to fulfill their dreams and the lives they truly desire. 

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Self Help, Spiritual
Dr. Sally Stone
Guest Occupation: Author, Hypnotist, Health Coach, Doctor in Education
Guest Biography:

SALLY STONE is the award-winning author of Golden Words: The A-to-Z Toolkit for Changing Your Life One Word at a Time. Her book just came out at the end of last year and to date has won 3 awards.  She developed the concept of “golden words” to describe positive words we activate in our lives using focused intention and hypnosis.

Certified as both a hypnotist and a health coach, Sally helps her clients attain health, happiness, and life purpose goals using a body, mind, spirit approach. Some of the positive results her clients have experienced include increased self-confidence and creativity, moving into flow and goal achievement, pain control, stress reduction, elimination of cravings, better sleep, trauma release, increased optimism and well-being, the falling away of bad habits, a more relaxed perception of time, connections to their spiritual guides, alignment with their true self, and insights into their near death experiences. Her customized programs combine golden words with hypnosis, health coaching, regressions, family constellations, and yoga techniques to facilitate lasting transformation.

Guest Category: Physics & Metaphysics, Self Help
Learn to Be Financially Independent
Guest Occupation: Business Coach, Mom, Triathlete
Guest Biography:

Shanda Sumpter knows if you have ever dreamed of having a life of no worries—being able to pay your bills, buying a nice home, sending your kids to college, taking a great vacation, or having the freedom and money to make a difference for others . . . she is the business coach to show you how to make those dreams come true (and how it may be less complicated than you think). Over the course of her career, Shanda has built her multimillion-dollar coaching company, become a best-selling author, hosted the infomercial “Your Wealth Matters,” and helped thousands of her students break through the six-figure (and seven-figure) ceiling.  But there was a time when she had only $500 to her name and found herself sitting on her apartment floor in Las Vegas, completely broke, unable to pay for her apartment and car.  She took a chance and hired a mentor on credit. That risk was the catalyst for what became her own multimillion-dollar company, HeartCore Business.  Now . . . as mom of a new baby and fiancée to her guy, Ash, she is grateful that she built a company that allows her to live on her own terms.  Shanda is passionate about helping you live life on your own terms, too, with her step-by-step system to get your business launched and make money.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Self Help, Spiritual, Technology
Guest Occupation: Owner of Dress For Less Clothiers
Guest Biography:

Born in Cleveland, Ohio

Family relocated here in 1998

Attended University of Denver

Graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004 with a degree major in business and minor in finance

Spent my "previous life" in the mortgage business right out of high school before starting a career in the investment world in early 2003

Now owns and runs Dress For Less Clothiers at 3045 S Broadway in Englewood.  This store had a proud 30-year history before Michael bought it in July of 2013, having been opened originally in June of 1986.

 Michael has taken that icon of the community, developed and improved, refined and redesigned, tweaked and lovingly nurtured it into what it is today – a force of nature in the men’s clothing market.

Guest Category: Business
Joan Mellen
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

Joan Mellen, Author and Professor, Temple University

JOAN MELLEN is a professor of English and creative writing at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the author of twenty-two books, ranging from film criticism to fiction, sports, true crime, Latin American studies and biography. Her early work was about the cinema. Her “Women and Their Sexuality in the New Film” published in 1974, was a landmark work in feminist studies. Larry McMurtry pronounced it “brilliant” in his “Washington Post” review. Her study of the image of women in film was followed by the companion study, “Big Bad Wolves: Masculinity in the American Cinema.” Her book about “The Battle of Algiers,” written in 1972, has been quoted widely in connection with the events of 9/11.

In 1972, she was awarded a prize by the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper organization in Japan. This led her to write five books about Japan, including “The Waves at Genji’s Door: Japan through Its Cinema,” 1976. Her 1981 novel, “Natural Tendencies,” is set in Japan. More recently, she has written two books about Japanese film for the British Film Institute, “Seven Samurai” (2002) and “In the Realm of the Senses” (2004).

She is also a biographer. Both “Kay Boyle: Author of Herself” (1994) and “Hellman and Hammett” (1996) were “New York Times” Notable Books of the year. “Hellman and Hammett” was also a finalist for the “Los Angeles Times” book prize.

She has written for a variety of publications such as the “New York Times,” the “Los Angeles Times,” and the “Philadelphia Inquirer, including the “Baltimore Sun” where she is a frequent contributor. She has also lectured widely at universities and festivals, including, twice at the Harbourfront International Festival of Authors and, most recently, during the summer of 2005 at the Shaw festival in Niagara-On-The-Lake.

In 2004, she was awarded one of Temple University’s coveted “Great Teacher” awards for outstanding achievement, in particular in the graduate program in creative writing.

Joan Mellen lives in Pennington, New Jersey. 

 

About Joan's new book...

Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace in the Robber Baron Culture of Texas

by Joan Mellen

Perhaps no president has a more ambiguous reputation than LBJ. A brilliant tactician, he maneuvered colleagues and turned bills into law better than anyone. But he was trailed by a legacy of underhanded dealings, from his “stolen” Senate election in 1948 to kickbacks he artfully concealed from deals engineered with Texas wheeler-dealer Billie Sol Estes and defense contractors like his longtime supporter Brown & Root. On the verge of investigation, Johnson was reprieved when he became president upon JFK's assassination. Among the remaining mysteries has been LBJ's relationship to Mac Wallace who, in 1951, shot a Texas man having an affair with LBJ's loose-cannon sister Josefa, also Wallace's lover. When arrested, Wallace cooly said "I work for Johnson…I need to get back to Washington." Charged with murder, he was overnight defended by LBJ's powerful lawyer John Cofer, and though convicted, amazingly received a suspended sentence. He then got high-security clearance from LBJ friend and defense contractor D.H. Byrd, which the Office of Naval Intelligence tried to revoke for 11 years without success.

Using crucial Life magazine and Naval Intelligence files and the unredacted FBI files on Mac Wallace, never before utilized by others, investigative writer Joan Mellen skillfully connects these two disparate Texas lives and lends stark credence to the dark side of Lyndon Johnson that has largely gone unsubstantiated.

Guest Category: Arts, Education, History, News, Politics & Government
Cindy Sharp
Guest Occupation: Author, speaker, radio host, yoga leader, spiritual business coach
Guest Biography:

Cindy Sharp is a quirky, rule breaker, change maker and a light to all that know her - her moving stories of being born with a rare birth defect, wealthy at times, abused, homeless at 17, on occasion very rebellious and eventually self-loved. She shines a bright light in a fun filled loving way in all her talks; she loves to sprinkle her stories in her teachings. One thing she learned along the way was that never giving up, moving forward and laughing was the journey to find herself, spirit and her true calling, healing businesses.  Cindy spent 20-years’ experience in the corporate world as a successful coach and trainer. She is an author, speaker, radio host, laughter yoga leader and spiritual business coach.

Guest Category: Literature, Business, Education, Courses & Training, Health & Lifestyle, Yoga, Inspirational, Motivational, Spiritual
Lettice McCoy
Guest Occupation: Nutritionist, Presenter and Speaker
Guest Biography:

Lettice McCoy is a Rain International Partner and Founding Member.Rain International is the first and world leader in nutritional supplements based on seeds. After Lettice tried the first seed product 2 ½ years ago, she had to be part of sharing Rain’s cutting edge seed nutrition with the world. For over 25 years, Lettice has used a wide range of natural products such as vitamins, Chinese herbs and Homeopathy. She has been involved with lifestyles like those based on Macrobiotics, blood types and raw foods. Seed nutrition can be a complimentary addition to the lives of virtually everyone from children, athletes to the elderly. During these past 2 ½ years with Rain International, Lettice has added a number of non-GMO, organic seeds to her daily regime for the anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and antioxidant benefits and more. Lettice McCoy is a Presenter and Speaker, as well as a Rain International Partner and Founding Member, letticem@icloud.com, (253) 651-3878

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Nutrition, Philosophy, Personal Development, Motivational
Cheryl Sherman
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

My favorite saying is, 'Find Your Bliss!' That's what I've been doing as I write my Ocean Depths series. It's fun, like reading one of my favorite novels as it unfolds before me. I want to entertain my intended audience and take them out of their world into the fantasy fiction one I've created. My hope for humanity is that we can find our bliss and be good to one another and our planet along the way no matter what belief systems we adhere too or what governments we live under. Is that simplistic? Yes, but often times the simpler an idea is, the easier it is to implement.

I enjoy nature, the ocean, my family/friends and animal friends and discovering new ideas. Educating myself in different disciplines is a joy of mine. Take the time to learn and become, the rewards are incredible! As human beings, let's start out on our chosen journey, work hard at it, and along the way we will find our bliss!

Guest Category: Literature, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy
Dr Troy Munson
Guest Occupation: Wellness Chiropractor
Guest Biography:

Dr. Munson has been practicing for over 20 years as a Wellness Chiropractor. Before attending chiropractic school he worked in his parent’s health food store from the age of 10 until 21. All told Dr. Munson has been working in the healthcare world for over 30 years. Dr. Munson has post graduate training in nutrition response testing, Morphogenic Field technique, Hormone balancing and a Certification in Addictionology. He is a family man who enjoys spending time with his wife Jeanne and their two kids Raven and Silas. The Munson family also enjoys hiking and biking and Dr. Munson and his wife Jeanne have a passion for sports and play soccer and volleyball together. The Munsons love to read and homeschool their children.

You can reach Dr. Munson at 360-893-8586 or munson@ortingchiro.net

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology, Mental Health, Personal Development
LeRoy Malouf
Guest Occupation: Energy Business and Life Coach
Guest Biography:

Meet LeRoy

I am LeRoy Malouf, founder, developer and owner of Energetic Well Being™, the Energetic Well Being Process© (EWBP), and the Essentials, Proficiency, and Advanced Workshops, Home Study Programs, and Webinars.

My Mission is to enable and teach natural health, wellness, vitality, mindfulness, and presence for all ages.  My goal is to help people learn how to get stronger and more fit in all ways: physical, mental, emotional, psychological, psychic, and spiritual. I strive to help myself and clients make ongoing dramatic and positive differences in our lives and those of others, enabling us to keep discovering the path to our true Essence, Soul, Spirit, and Oneness with Source.

A key event that has guided my life’s work was a powerful spiritual experience in college.   I learned that I had reality and unreality reversed. I thought reality was inner pain, self-judgment, lack of confidence, fear of others, and struggle to move forward. I discovered that real life is joy, peace, love, power, perception, and being one with a tremendous flow of love, grace, and peace…and I decided I wanted to live this powerful reality every day!

I am an Applied Behavioral Scientist, certified in many consulting and training programs and processes. I have been a Multidisciplinary Consultant, Coach, and Instructor since 1961. I am a Certified Practitioner and former Instructor of Yuen Method© Full Spectrum Living, and have also studied under Agnes Sanford in Schools of Pastoral Care, Jeff Krock, Keith Varnum through his Vision Quests and Dream Workshops, and Matrix Energetics, just to name a few. I have a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an M.S. in Managerial Behavior, Managerial Economics and Controllership from MIT’s Alfred Sloan School of Management. My post-graduate work was at the Sloan School on Organization Modeling, Design, Development, and Change.

I have been married to my wife, Toni, for over 60 years, and we live on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, on a small farm.  Toni is a shepherd and fiber farmer, and produces yarns for weavers and knitters.  She raises sheep, llamas, alpacas, and goats. I work with clients in person at my home office, on the phone, and on Skype (see the Services page for more information).

KNOWING AND LIVING YOUR PURPOSE
A Practical Guide to Being the ‘Real’ You Everyday

By LeROY MALOUF

Remember times when you had “aha” experiences and discovered new insights and perspectives? LeRoy Malouf and others use the methods described in this book to make ongoing dramatic and positive difference in their own lives and those of others.  The Energetic Well Being Process© isn’t magic, but it’s definitely magical!  These processes make such experiences normal and frequent instead of occasional and seemingly random.  You will learn methods for:

~ Shifting away from struggling with symptoms such as pain, dis-ease, aging, and self-negation

~ Living in an increasingly positive state of improvement and regeneration

~ Expanding capabilities and possibilities

~ Loving and accepting yourself

~ Remembering and living in your natural state of love, joy, productivity, prosperity, and harmony

~ Getting stronger and more fit in all ways

~ Unfolding your truth and wellness

~ Discovering the joyful treasure that is you

~ These proven methods help you make quantum improvements in your life!

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Spiritual
Michael Russ
Guest Occupation: International best selling author, speaker and trainer
Guest Biography:

Michael J. Russ is a career sales professional, international bestselling author, speaker, trainer, musician, and world traveler. His current international bestselling book is Zero Adversity: 3 Steps to Freedom, Fulfillment, and Creating an Authentic Life, where he reveals a deceptively simple and highly practical method of approaching and processing life's challenging events before they become disruptive---resulting in more time, happiness, freedom, productivity, abundance, and fulfillment in your life. Michael inspires  people to master their inner conversation and approach life with a sense of wonder, inspired action, creativity, joy, and hope.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Mental Health, Personal Development, Inspirational, Motivational
Reverend Peter VanEs
Guest Occupation: Rector of the Denver Metro New Apostolic Church
Guest Biography:

Peter was born 1/6/1973 in Oregon.   First ordained in 1991 as minister for New Apostolic Church, Peter has been the rector of the Denver Metro congregation since November 2014.  In 1998,he married the love of life, Heidi and together they have 3 wonderful children.  He is a life long member of the New Apostolic Church, and has provided the following to give a background of the church and what it stands for.

The New Apostolic Church strives to make individuals feel at home by creating a warm and welcoming place for all to worship. Wherever you visit, you’ll sense a strong tradition of Christian fellowship where brothers and sisters love and serve one another.

  • Our doctrine is Bible-based with living Apostles continuing the great commission given by the Lord.
  • Our fellowship in the Church of Christ consists of baptism of water and Spirit, recognizing and repenting from sin, and experiencing Holy Communion with Jesus Christ.
  • Our goal is to become the worthy bride taken up when Jesus returns.

The New Apostolic Church is an international Christian church. Over ten million Christians around the world currently profess the New Apostolic faith.

Today the New Apostolic Church continues to welcome people from all walks of life who are looking for a vibrant, purposeful life in Christ.

Our Vision is to create a church in which people feel at home and, inspired by the Holy Spirit and their love for God, align their lives to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and thus prepare themselves for His return and eternal life.

Our Mission is reaching out to all people in order to teach them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to baptize them with water and the Holy Spirit.  Providing soul care and cultivating a warm fellowship in which everyone shall experience the love of God and the joy of serving Him and others.

Guest Category: Personal Development, Religion, Christianity, Inspirational, Spiritual
Franne Golde is an American songwriter, musician, singer and writer.
Guest Occupation: Clothing Designer, Multi Award Winning Songwriter, Musician
Guest Biography:

Franne Golde is the clothing designer of a sculpted fashion collection. All her designs are made with love and care in Los Angeles, California. Franne's clients look their best to give them confidence, energy and feel great. In her line nothing is clingy, boxy or baggy—just figure flattering! Franne's basics fit into an overhead suitcase and client's go from morning til' evening (and everything in between) in style and comfort.  Franne is known for creating BIG visible dreams - she learned that persistence and resilience make dreams come true.  Franne has living proof from her past as a songwriter on several Grammy Award-winning records. Franne Golde’s songs have appeared on more than 100 million records worldwide, she has received BMI awards, Grammy awards and worked with the greatest names in music, such as: Diana Ross. Whitney Houston and Randy Travis. This songwriter has penned classics for them all.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Health & Lifestyle, Music, News, Self Help, Society and Culture, Technology, Travel & Leisure
Martin Kember
Guest Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Guest Biography:

MARTIN KEMBER

While it is impossible to define all the elements of true artistry, one thing is certain; you know it when you hear it. Such is the case with Blue Eyed Soul Singer “Martin Kember”. He is a singer/songwriter/producer who delivers sensuous melodies and romantic radio friendly mid-tempos; it’s graceful crooning with a vibe! Martin’s distinct vocal style lends power and presence to every song he sings. This, combined with his stellar “story telling” writing skills, and production savvy creates a singularly compelling combination. Martin — a native of London, England who now makes his home in Los Angeles — has written songs for many other established artists such as Kenny Latimore, Australian Idol Winner Guy Sebastian, and he has produced tracks for Hip Hop legend 2Pac. (Thug n u, Thug n me, Let Em’ Have It.)

Martin started his singing career during high school as the front man of 90’s New Jack Swing era R&B group “AZ-1”, and later became the front man of the multi-platinum “Color Me Badd”. Martin also recorded his first solo album “One Shade of Love” on the Warner Bro’s Label. To his disappointment, a corporate shake up at the label left him without the A&R executive and team that had signed him. The album was later released in small numbers with no promotion or marketing plan. However, that same album gained a “cult” following organically around the world with those who loved melodic R&B. Soon after, soulful crooner Kenny Latimore covered the opening track, “WHO”, while “When Your Spirit Gets Weak” was recorded by boy band “Plus One”, which went on to become Martin’s first GOLD RECORD as a songwriter!

While negotiating the exit from his WB contract, Martin continued writing, producing and recording which he considers both a gift and a passion that he would never surrender.

In 2009, Martin had a top viral hit with the emotional single “DRIVING MYSELF INSANE” written by Martin with Emile Ghantos (Charlie Wilson)

and Andre Lindal who became known for his close work with STARGATE in Oslo, Norway.

This unforeseen success prompted the writing and recording Martin’s album entitled “Cycles”, which was initially released through a new regional record deal in JAPAN.
During 2013, the remastered version of the album–for the USA and the world via iTunes — was released and continues to be discovered and embraced by R&B lovers all over the globe.

By the end of 2013, Martin was offered the gig as the front man and lead singer for 90’s Icons “Color Me Badd” for a 2014 world tour, in which he gladly accepted. The year was highlighted by an epic performance on the 2014 BET AWARDS, where Martin performed the groups mega-hit “I Wanna Sex You Up” with rave reviews.

Martin has since handed the lead roll back over to Color Me Badd’s original members, who had been dealing with a variety of well documented health and legal issues.

A highly anticipated new solo album “Consummate” is scheduled for release this fall, and will include of the single “U DESERVE IT GIRL”, as well as a recently leaked viral all A-Capella remake/remix of the mega-hit “I Wanna Sex You Up” which features Snoop Dogg.

A Prince inspired ballad called “Sanctuary” will be included on the album. Martin, a self proclaimed “Prince fanatic” has also been very active in participating in performance tributes to his recently lost musical idol.

“Prince and his music was the reason I endeavored to become an artist. Since I was 12, I was enamored with his greatness, especially his falsetto and vocal range”. I truly feel like I lost a mentor, a brother, a family member, and I never met the man. He is so missed.”

Martin has performed Prince tributes recently with member of Prince’s Purple Rain era band “The Revolution” continues to perform nationally as a solo artist.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Music
Alice and Richard Matzkin
Guest Occupation: He is a Sculptor, Psychologist, Therapist, Drummer, Author. She is a Artist, Painter, Author
Guest Biography:

ALICE and RICHARD MATZKIN

Painter Alice Matzkin and her sculptor husband, Richard, contemplate growing older in their nearly 100 paintings and sculptures. Alice and Richard Matzkin They have written an award-winning art/inspiration book, THE ART OF AGING: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self, produced a 45 minute documentary video on DVD, WOMEN OF AGE: Portraits in Wisdom, Beauty and Strength, featuring paintings and interviews of 21 elder inspiring women, and designed a wall calendar, NAKED TRUTH: Celebrating the Beauty of the Aging Feminine Body, featuring paintings of nude elder women age 58 to 87. They appear on television, in print media, on the radio, and offer presentations at universities, conferences, and medical schools. They live and work in Ojai, California.

ALICE MATZKIN has  two paintings in the permanent collection of the National  Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, an entire collection of her work appeared in Ms Magazine, and her commissioned painting of Chelsea Clinton hung in the White House during the Clinton administration.  Her “WOMEN OF AGE” video was screened at the United Nations, she appeared on the Oprah Winfrey television show in a segment entitled , “Remembering Your Spirit”, and she is recognized in the prestigious directory, Marquis Who’s Who in American Art.

RICHARD MATZKIN holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology.  He is a former therapist, men’s group leader, adjunct instructor in California Community College system, and program director of a psychiatric hospital in Los Angeles.  His sculptures have appeared in numerous one man and group shows, and he has pieces in collections throughout the United States.  He was a key artist in a monumental equestrian piece in a train station in Ventura County.  His sculpture appeared in an art/inspirational book – The Great Age – a UNESCO publication.  He is also an accomplished jazz drummer. He is author of the book,

LOVING PROMISES: The Master Class For Creating Magnificent Relationship.

THE MATZKINS have written an art/inspirational book entitled, “THE ART OF AGING: Celebrating the Authentic Aging Self.   The book has won two awards – The  IPPY from Independent Publishers Book Awards – world’s largest international book competition, and the NAUTILUS AWARD – for books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living and positive social change.  They were selected in 2012 by the National Center for Creative Aging as “one” of twelve “Beautiful Minds” in a national campaign that celebrates individuals 55 and older who are keeping their minds beautiful.

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Beauty, Visual Arts, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help

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