Headlined Guests

Susie Hayes
Guest Occupation: Psychotherapist, Certified Hypnotist, Certified Sex Therapist
Guest Biography:

SusieHayes, MA, CCHT, CST, CNLP

Psychotherapist, Certified Hypnotist, Certified Sex Therapist

Certified Life and Business Coach, Speaker, Author

With over 30 years in private practice in Denver, Colorado, Susie Hayes is committed to helping people access internal resources they never knew they had, to create what they never knew they could - through psychotherapy, hypnosis, sex therapy, business and life coaching.

CONTACT INFORMATION: 303.745.1816

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Love & Relationships, Philosophy, Psychology, Mental Health, Sex, Sex Advice, Sexuality
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. How did the Ocean Depths Series start? I dreamed of Triton. It made me want to do a water color of him and the series began! The Ocean Depths series will continue into five to seven books, and I feel very privileged to write it! All of my art in Ocean Depths A Darkness was from life drawing models - real people and they inspired my story.  The plot in Ocean Depths is dramatic, humorous, conflicted, joyful and adventurous, and my endings are always cliff hangers! How fun! 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. Another great saying of mine is, 'What one man can do, so can another.' - the movie, The Edge. Why not? Each of us is our greatest asset. Turn off the TV, set aside the phone and invest in yourself. 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: Arts, Design, Literature
Guest Occupation: Hypnotherapist, Counselor, Minister, Educator
Guest Biography:

Anne’s life philosophies were strongly shaped by her experience as the daughter of Alan Watts, well-known pioneer interpreter of Eastern religion and philosophy for the Western world.  At the age of 20 (in 1962) she married successful harpist Joel Andrews. Anne and Joel gave birth to two bright, musically gifted children whom they raised together until their divorce in 1972.  For the next ten years Anne was a working single parent.

Her experiences, along with her ability to empathize with people in a way that transcends social and cultural boundaries, combine in Anne to create a richly loving and compassionate person.

Anne began her formal interest in human potential in 1964 when she first studied with Virginia Satir, founder of Conjoint Family Therapy.  Her career and studies include a BA in Humanities, teaching and interpreting for the deaf and teaching Special Education in public schools.

In 1983, Anne participated in workshops offered by the Human Awareness Institute, founded by Dr. Stan Dale.  There she experienced transformation on a deep and practical level in all areas of participants’ lives; they opened their hearts to themselves and others through the magical healing power of love.  She soon realized that she had found the vehicle to manifest her life commitment, and trained to be a workshop facilitator.

She became a Certified Hypnotherapist and an educator, facilitator and counselor in the areas of Human Sexuality, sexual abuse, family stress, self-esteem, healing the “inner child,” financial and aging issues.  Since 1985, she has facilitated hundreds of workshops in the US, Australia, Japan, England and Germany.

Anne has been enthusiastically received as a guest on radio and TV, and featured in newspapers.  She is a warm and engaging speaker.  She has a successful counseling practice in Santa Rosa, California where she lives in a deeply loving relationship with her husband, Mark Kupke, who has been her partner since 1984.

About Alan Watts

Early Years

Alan Watts was born in London in 1915, at the start of the first World War. At a young age he became fascinated with the Far East, and at fourteen he began to write and was published in the Journal of the London Buddhist Lodge before writing his first booklet on Zen in 1932. He moved to New York in 1938 and then to Chicago, where he served as an Episcopal priest for six years before leaving the Church. In 1950, he moved to upstate New York before going on to San Francisco to teach at the Academy of Asian Studies. Among Alan Watts' earliest influences were the novelist Sax Rohmer and Zen scholars D.T. Suzuki and Christmas Humpreys. In late 1950, he visited with Joseph Campbell and composer John Cage in NYC.

Worldview

Alan Watts was profoundly influenced by the East Indian philosophies of Vedanta and Buddhism, and by Taoist thought, which is reflected in Zen poetry and the arts of China and Japan. After leaving the Church, he never became a member of another organized religion, and although he wrote and spoke extensively about Zen Buddhism, he was criticized by American Buddhist practicioners for not sitting regularly in zazen. Alan Watts responded simply by saying, "A cat sits until it is done sitting, and then gets up, stretches, and walks away."

1950's and early '60's

After teaching at the Academy of Asian Studies in San Francisco, he became Dean and began to give regular radio talks on KPFA, the Berkeley free radio station. In 1957, he published his bestselling Way of Zen, and in 1958 returned to Europe where he met with C.G. Jung. He was an early subject in pioneering psychedelic trials, and, after recording two seasons of the public television series Eastern Wisdom and Modern Life, traveled to Japan several times in the early sixties. By the late sixties, he had become a counterculture celebrity, and traveled widely to speak at universities and growth centers across the US and Europe.

Later Years

By the early seventies, Alan Watts had become a foremost interpreter of Eastern thought for the West, and was widely published in periodicals including Earth, Elle, Playboy, and Redbook. He appeared on CBS television's Camera Three in 1969, and in 1971 he recorded a pilot for a new show titled A Conversation with Myself for NET, the precursor to PBS. When the series was not produced, he recorded the shows with his son Mark and his long-time audio archivist Henry Jacobs in 1972. Overall, Alan Watts developed an extensive audio library of nearly 400 talks and wrote more than 25 books during his lifetime, including his final volume, Tao: The Watercourse Way. Alan Watts died in his sleep in November of 1973, after returning from an intensive international lecture tour.

 

Guest Category: Arts, Education, Health & Lifestyle, News, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Sex, Spiritual
Bishop John Shelby Spong
Guest Occupation: Bishop
Guest Biography:

John Shelby Spong, whose books have sold more than a million copies, was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his retirement in 2001. His admirers acclaim him as a teaching bishop who makes contemporary theology accessible to the ordinary layperson — he’s considered the champion of an inclusive faith by many, both inside and outside the Christian church. In one of his recent books,The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible’s Texts of Hate to Discover the God of Love(San Francisco: HarperOne, 2005), this visionary thinker seeks to introduce readers to a proper way to engage the holy book of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

A committed Christian who has spent a lifetime studying the Bible and whose life has been deeply shaped by it, Bishop Spong says he was not interested in Bible bashing. “I come to this interpretive task not as an enemy of Christianity,” he says. “I am not even a disillusioned former Christian, as some of my scholar-friends identify themselves. I am a believer who knows and loves the Bible deeply. But I also recognize that parts of it have been used to undergird prejudices and to mask violence.”

A visiting lecturer at Harvard and at universities and churches worldwide, Bishop Spong delivers more than 200 public lectures each year to standing-room-only crowds. His bestselling books include Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism, A New Christianity for a New World, Why Christianity Must Change or Die, and Here I Stand.

Bishop Spong’s extensive media appearances include a profile segment on 60 Minutesas well as appearances on Good Morning America, Fox News Live, Politically Incorrect, Larry King Live, The O’Reilly Factor, William F. Buckley’s Firing Line, and Extra. Bishop Spong and his wife, Christine Mary Spong, have five children and six grandchildren. They live in New Jersey.

Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy: A Journey into a New Christianity Through the Doorway of Matthew's Gospel by Bishop John Shelby Spong

A global and pioneering leader of progressive Christianity and the bestselling author of Why Christianity Must Change or Die and Eternal Life explains why a literal reading of the Gospels is actually heretical, and how this mistaken notion only entered the church once Gentiles had pushed out all the Jewish followers of Jesus.

A man who has consciously and deliberately walked the path of Christ, John Shelby Spong has lived his entire life inside the Christian Church. In this profound and considered work, he offers a radical new way to look at the gospels today as he shows just how deeply Jewish the Christian Gospels are and how much they reflect the Jewish scriptures, history, and patterns of worship. Pulling back the layers of a long-standing Gentile ignorance, he reveals how the church’s literal reading of the Bible is so far removed from these original Jewish authors’ intent that it is an act of heresy.

Using the Gospel of Matthew as a guide, Spong explores the Bible’s literary and liturgical roots—its grounding in Jewish culture, symbols, icons, and storytelling tradition—to explain how the events of Jesus’ life, including the virgin birth, the miracles, the details of the passion story, and the resurrection and ascension, would have been understood by both the Jewish authors of the various gospels and by the Jewish audiences for which they were originally written. Spong makes clear that it was only after the church became fully Gentile that readers of the Gospels took these stories to be factual, distorting their original meaning.

In Biblical Literalism: A Gentile Heresy, Spong illuminates the gospels as never before and provides a better blueprint for the future than where the church’s leaden and heretical reading of the story of Jesus has led us—one that allows the faithful to live inside the Christian story in the modern world.

Guest Category: Education, News, Philosophy, Religion, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Mark Sargent
Guest Occupation: Flat Earth Theorist
Guest Biography:

Growing up on South Whidbey Island, Washington, Mark K. Sargent started his career playing computer games professionally in Boulder Colorado. From there he spent the next 20 years training people in proprietary software. In 2014, he looked into what is no doubt the most ridiculous conspiracy ever, called "Flat Earth Theory", and through extensive research, discovered that it wasn't so laughable after all.

Early in 2015, he released a series of YouTube videos titled "Flat Earth Clues", which delves into the possibility of our human civilization actually being inside a "Truman show"-like enclosed system, and how it's been hidden from the public since 1956.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, History, Military, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Politics & Government, Science, Society and Culture, Theory & Conspiracy
Rachi Wortham
Guest Occupation: Basketball Coach
Guest Biography:

Rachi Wortham, the former director of player personnel at Oregon State, has been selected to join the Montana men’s basketball staff as an assistant under Grizzly head coach Travis DeCuire.
 
Rachi (pronounced Rah-shee) comes to Montana after spending two seasons at Oregon State working under former Griz head coach Wayne Tinkle.
 
No stranger to the Big Sky Conference, Wortham served as an assistant coach at Eastern Washington from 2007-2011 under Kirk Earlywine. Wortham is also an EWU alumnus, where he was a standout guard from 2003-05, and was part of the Eagles’ first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2004.
 
“I know Montana. I was at Eastern Washington for a long time, and I’ve seen the way they hold themselves, the way they prepare, the way they compete. They compete like winners, so I’m excited to be part of that mentality,” says Wortham.
 
Wortham and DeCuire’s prior relationship dates back to the mid 90’s when he played AAU basketball under DeCuire at the age of 15 in his hometown of Tacoma, Wash.
 
“We go back a long way,” says Coach DeCuire. “I’ve watched him grow, I’ve watched him kick in doors for opportunities. We’re talking about a young man that has always had leadership qualities, but has developed into a strong leader and a strong mentor of young men, and we need more of that.”
 
In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Wortham has used basketball as a means of outreach and leadership development for organizations such as TEAM ACCESS, the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties, the Boys & Girls Club, the Isaiah Thomas Basketball Camp and Lids Team Sports-Nike Team.
 
Wortham’s duties for the Grizzlies under Coach DeCuire will include academic advising, player mentoring, recruiting and community outreach.

Guest Category: Sports & Recreation, Professional, High School, College
Joyce Ekworomadu
Guest Occupation: Basketball Player/Actress/Speaker
Guest Biography:

Joyce Ekworomadu is a Nigerian-American born August 6, 1986 in Edmond, Oklahoma and raised in Dallas, TX. She attended Texas State University where she averaged 18.9pts/gm, was Southland Conference Player of the Year, led the team to the school’s first ever Conference championship​, became the 5th player in Texas state history to record over 1500 points and 600 rebounds, voted on the all-Decade team, ESPN CoSIDA All-academic team, 3rd Place – ESPN 3PT Shootout (2008), was Nominated for Female athlete of the year and graduated with a BBA in Marketing.

Post college, she played in the WNBA, Poland, Italy and is a current member of the National Nigerian Basketball Team. She has traveled to over 40 countries playing the game of basketball.

Guest Category: Kids & Family, Sports & Recreation, Professional, High School, College, TV & Film
Our very special guest today is THIJS VAN LEER … multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer for the legendary progressive rock band FOCUS
Guest Occupation: Multi-instrumentalist,Singer,Composer
Guest Biography:

Dutch Music Legends Focus Release New Album

“Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon”

Dutch music legends Focus are known around the world for their iconic albums, including the hits HOCUS POCUS, SYLVIA and HOUSE OF THE KING. After the reunion of Focus and the release of the Focus 8 album, the band toured the world and was introduced to new musical styles and influences. The line-up on this album features THIJS VAN LEER, PIERRE VAN DER LINDEN, BOBBY JACOBS and JAN DUMÉE.

The sessions for the album were all recorded in between South American tour commitments during 2005, and every track is a previously unreleased composition by the members of Focus or producer MARVIO CIRIBELLI.

Thijs van Leer said of the album: “For Focus it was a thrill to first jam with Marvio and Marcio in a club in Niteroi and then end up in Rio de Janeiro in order to compose and record these beauties. Having one of the best drummers in Europe with Pierre van der Linden and one of South America’s best drummers with Marcio Bahia on the same album makes the world a better and happier place! Here they are!”

The album features all-star Brazilian musicians including ARTHUR MAIA and MARIO SEVE joining Focus on new recordings, and vice versa, plus a drum duet with MARCIO BAHIA…as musicianship once again goes Beyond the Horizon…

Thijs van Leer, holds the distinction of being the first ever knighted musician in Holland.

To purchase the New Album “Focus 8.5 / Beyond The Horizon” visit
Amazon .com, iTunes, Cherry Red Records

Track listing

1. FOCUS ZERO
2. HOLA, CÓMO ESTÁS?
3. ROCK 5
4. MILLENNIUM
5. INALTA
6. TALKING RHYTHMS
a) CONVERSATION OF DRUMS
b) CONVERSATION OF DRUMMERS
7. SURREXIT CHRISTUS

Visit FOCUS on Facebook  … https://www.facebook.com/Focus-the-band-197272485986/?ref=ts

Visit FOCUS on Twitter … https://twitter.com/Focustheband

Guest Category: Arts, Music
Keri Bowers
Guest Occupation: International speaker, filmmaker, writer, artist and autism advocate
Guest Biography:

KERI BOWERS

As an international speaker, filmmaker, writer, artist and autism advocate – but always an autism mom first – Keri is the owner of Normal Films, and co-founder of The Art of Autism. Keri has made 4 films, including:

Normal People Scare Me Too; a film about autism (2016), created and co-produced with her 27 year old autistic son, Taylor Cross, and produced by Joey Travolta.

ARTS (2008), a documentary highlighting the importance of music, dance, fine arts, and drama as vital tools to help develop a wide variety of skill sets, including educational, vocational, social, and life skills for people with disabilities.

The Sandwich Kid (2007), featuring her son, Jace (Taylor’s brother,) who interviews siblings to explore the intrinsic issues experienced by siblings of people with disabilities.

Normal People Scare Me; a film about autism (2006), which explores interviews (conducted by Taylor) of 65 individuals about living with autsm.

Keri is the author of three books, including Autism Movement Therapy: Waking up the Brain! (Jessica Kingsley, 2015); Mapping Transitions to Your Child’s Future, a workbook supporting transitions and life planning (Self-published; on demand), and Single Pregnancy, Single Parenting (Park Alexander Press, 1994). She was the editor of The Art of Autism: Shifting Perceptions (D. Hosseini). A featured columnist for Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine, and occasional blogger, Keri focuses on the arts and autism as “power tools” to grow skills in autism.

In addition to operating Normal Films, her small indie production company, Keri is the founder of PAUSE4kids (1999) a non-profit supporting families of kids with special needs. She co-founded The Art of Autism in 2005, a social-entrepreneurship project that connects artists, bloggers, poes and other creatives with opportunities and venues to showcase their varied talents. She has been the creative art director for The Friendship Circle of the Conejo for 7 years, and has worked extensively with The Miracle Project, Los Angeles.

Keri’s numerous awards and recognitions for her work in program development over nearly 3 decades includes the prestigious Phoebe Apperson Hearst Award for Excellence in Education (best program at both the state and national levels, 2002). She has created numerous sustainable programs in the arts and awareness over the years.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, TV & Film
Bruce Garnitz
Guest Occupation: Accomplished composer, arranger, songwriter and musical director
Guest Biography:

BRUCE GARNITZ

Originally from Chicago, Bruce Garnitz honed his talents in San Francisco’s eclectic music scene and polished them at Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating, he joined the faculty. Arriving in Los Angeles, Bruce built a reputation for musical excellence. Bruce is an outstanding entertainer, a dynamic guitarist and vocalist and has toured worldwide with his band.

An accomplished composer, arranger, songwriter and musical director, his musical talents have been heard in several popular television shows. His song “Telephone Blues” was in the Sony Pictures release “Are We There Yet?”, his song “Circles” was in the Warner Bros. current release “Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster” and his song “Wishing Well” as well as an on camera performance by Bruce was featured in an episode of the TV Show: “Children’s Hospital”. Most recently, he had four songs in the made for TV movie: “Game of Love” starring Heather Locklear in which she sings the song “We’ll Be Together One Day” which he wrote for the film and which she sings in one of the scenes.

His latest CD is called “I Must Be Dreamin'” and is available through iTunes, Amazon

A few words about Bruce Garnitz’s music:
Bruce Garnitz’s music has been described as “Jazz-Clectic”. There is a strong Blues influence from early Chicago roots. With a voice that channels the character in each song, ranging from the lighter to darker sides of life, usually with a twist, his songs take the audience on a musical, maiden voyage through the joys, sorrows and absurdities of the world around us.

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Music
TONY LO BIANCO
Guest Occupation: Actor | Director | Writer | Producer
Guest Biography:

Tony Lo Bianco: Actor | Director | Writer | Producer has starred in the Academy Award-winning film The French Connection. He is a Tony-nominated and winner of the Outer Critics Circle Award in A View from the Bridge on Broadway. Obie Award for Yanks-3, Detroit-0, Top of the 7th and Emmy Award for his portrayal of Fiorello La Guardia in Hizzoner! In film, he has starred in The Juror, Blood Brothers, City Heat, Nixon, The Seven Ups, Honeymoon Killers and Kill the Irishman; totaling 102 films. Has directed one feature and 5 television shows.  He is proud of his involvement with The USO, Building Homes for Heroes, The Wounded Warrior Project, NIAF, Sons of Italy in America, Police and Fire Department and many other charitable organizations. Recently, Tony Lo Bianco won an Emmy award for Just A Common Soldier.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Comedy, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Self Help, Spiritual, TV & Film, Variety
Mike Carey to speak on Cellular Memory and healing on Holistic Health Show
Guest Occupation: cellular memory practitioner, medical intuitive, healer
Guest Biography:

Mike Carey, has been involved in alternative health since 1979, when he became very ill.  He was mis-diagnosed twice before finding the cause of his health problems, but was then told that he would probably be on medication the rest of his life.  His cousin, who was deeply involved in health and nutrition, finally convinced Mike to try natural things to get well.  In less than 30 days, Mike was totally well and off all medications for good.  This is what peaked his interest in helping others through the use of natural remedies.  From this point on, it was a learning process involving studying, attending seminars, taking classes, and practicing what he was learning on friends and relatives, or anyone that was open-minded.

Mike eventually learned how to do muscle testing, using a method involving the acupuncture points on the body.  It opened up a new way of determining health problems, but did not indicate the cause of the problems, only that they were there.  Mike´s youngest daughter suffered with Chronic Fatigue for 8 years, from the age of 8 until she was 16.  She had no energy to do anything and would often lay on the floor in a fetal position and cry because her life was passing her by.  Dozens of doctors, Naturopaths, and other health practitioners were not able to find the cause or help her recover.  It was then that Mike learned about cellular memory and how to tap into it to determine the cause of the problem as well as the natural remedy.  Mike did this with his daughter and was able to find the cause of her Chronic Fatigue and also how to cure it.  In 2 days, all of her energy came back, – after 8 years. This inspired Mike to learn more and to help as many as he could.

Cellular memory is very controversial with many, but not with Mike.  His study showed that every cell in your body knows everything that has ever happened to you in your life.  It is also believed that every cell has enough storage capacity to store all of the books of the Encyclopedia Britannica, many times over.  Being able to tap into this memory is a gift that has proven itself over and over.  As a result, Mike now has clients in 15 countries around the world referred by someone who and tests them via the phone or by Skype.  This is possible because everything in the universe works by electricity and frequencies, including your body and the phone.  Frequencies also travel through the air or we would not have GPS, TV, WIFI, or those little key fobs that open your car door.  Mike believes that the accuracy of this testing is somewhere around 98% and he has been doing this type of testing for the past 21 years.  At least 99% of his new clients are got good results.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science, Self Help
Richard P Schoeller
Guest Occupation: Gives personal Medium readings around the world
Guest Biography:

One night in 1997 Richard Schoeller thought he was dying because he found himself surrounded by both sets of deceased grandparents. They reassured him that it wasn’t his time to join them and that their visit was to help him understand that he could now “see them.” Who could ignore a visit like that? Richard had to learn more about what had just happened, so he began taking classes and researching the ability to communicate with those who have passed into spirit.

Richard focuses on providing evidence that life and love continue after the change known as death. Richard was instrumental in founding the Summerland Church of Light, NSAC, a chartered Spiritualist Church, in Hauppauge Long Island.

He has been studying the Science, Philosophy and Religion Spiritualism since 1997 and holds the credentials of Certified Medium, Commissioned Spiritualist Healer, National Spiritualist Teacher and NSAC Missionary. He also served as a Trustee on the National Spiritualist Association of Churches Board from October 2004-2010 and in October 2012 received the NSAC Teacher of the Year Award.

Aside from being a member of the Lily Dale Assembly and the International Spiritualist Federation, he is a director and teacher with the Inner Spiritual Center, Wayne NJ. Richard lectures, teaches classes and demonstrates mediumship in England, Switzerland and Germany and served a number of Spiritualist churches and centers in New York, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Michigan, California, Wisconsin, Virginia, Nevada and Florida.

As a lecturer, Richard offers workshop presentations which include: “Mediumship 101,” “The Beginning of Modern American Spiritualism,” “Mediumship and Natural Law,” “Mental and Physical Mediumship Explained” and “Evidential Mediumship”

Guest Category: Education, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Medium & Channeling, Psychic & Intuitive
Belinda Farrell
Guest Occupation: Huna, NLP, Hypnotherapy
Guest Biography:

Belinda graduated with a BA in Spanish and English from the University of California at Berkeley and is trained in hypnotherapy, past life regression, NLP, Hawaiian chanting, and ancient Hawaiian healing (Huna).

Belinda trained with Anthony Robbins (author of Unlimited Power) and has effectively used these skills in her own life. She has completed 18 firewalks.

When Belinda was forty-eight, she collapsed with herniated discs and spinal nerve damage. Threatened with paralysis by her medical doctors if she didn’t have surgery, Belinda instead chose to apply the ancient Hawaiian healing practices she had been learning the previous three years, which are covered in this book. Her back completely healed, including childhood scoliosis.

For fifteen years she has been sharing these healing practices with others, offering Reconnective Healing and Huna classes and taking clients to Hawaii to teach Huna and swim with wild spinner dolphins.  

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Self Help, Spiritual
Jane Barthelemy
Guest Occupation: Author, Health Entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

Jane Barthelemy is an American author and health entrepreneur. She has authored two books  – ‘Paleo Desserts' and ‘Good Morning Paleo’ – and has recently appeared on The Morning Brew and KVSF 101.5 The Voice Of Santa Fe, spreading health awareness. After winning a battle with cancer and navigating her own journey towards ultimate health, she has been dedicated to food education.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Energy Healing, Nutrition
Pamela Bruner
Guest Occupation: Business Success Coach
Guest Biography:

Pamela Bruner is a Business Success Coach, author, speaker, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) expert. After removing her own marketing fears to take her business from $375/month to $1,000,000 in less than 3 years, Pamela specializes in working with entrepreneurs to build six-and seven-figure businesses by removing their challenges around marketing and sales. She is the co-author of ‘Tapping into Ultimate Success’ book and DVD with Jack Canfield, creator of 'Chicken Soup for the Soul'. Pamela also heads Read Social Media Success, a digital marketing agency offering the power of Facebook marketing to transformational entrepreneurs.

Guest Category: Business, Self Help
Geoff Phillips
Guest Occupation: Product Developer
Guest Biography:

By definition, VaniCovers® for Pets are innovative, lightweight, absorbent covers that fit around bathroom sinks on the vanity countertop. They provide a splash-free hygienic environment for bathing small pets in the bathroom sink.

VaniCovers® for Pets (V4P) are an aesthetic, non-skid and fully-functional alternative to towels or wash-cloths that are designed for oval and rectangular bathroom sinks, are durable and are machine-washable on a regular basis.

I am Geoff Phillips. and over many years, I have had success in creating solutions with various products that were either acquired from me or purchased directly from my distribution companies.

My manufacturing experience in outsourcing production in China and other countries has provided me with the expertise to embark upon the development of this unique product I want to share with you.

One day, when visiting the groomer with my son and his dog, I was shocked at the cost and tip for a wash. Instinctively, my reaction to groomer service fees was to find a better and less-expensive way and an alternative option to bathing pets regularly in the shower. As an Inventor of several successful products, I considered multiple options for vanity top, "drop-in" and "under-mount" sink concepts. I developed several prototypes, one of which was a modular micro-fiber absorbent cover that would fit around oval and rectangular sinks and faucets with a uniquely invented and patent-pending “Velcro-hinge” developed over several months and the VaniCovers® for Pets “splash cover” was “born”!!

VaniCovers® for Pets offers both an inexpensive bathing solution and a remedy to prevent exposing pet owners to potential long-term back injury in the care of their pets and provides an easier and cheerful option to bathe small pets in the sink without bending down in the shower, tub or outdoors during harsh winters or sweltering summers.

VaniCovers® for Pets are made from rolls of micro-fiber material laminated with super-absorbent foam padding including a light silicone layer creating a soft, safe and non-slip cover in which pets feel secure stepping into and out of the sink.

Up to now, a manufactured splash-free bathroom mat surrounding a sink has not been replicated because of differences in sink sizes, styles and shapes. A manufactured towel product, by example, with a cut and sewn "hole” would not be an economical solution for different sinks, Wrapping towels that slip and slide around the sink cause anguish to pets who prefer to stay dry and safe from slipping vs. their stepping on a bath-mat from the shower or tub

The modular VaniCovers® for Pets is designed for multiple sinks and is both functional and ergonomically ideal for waist-height, non-skid, pet bathing solutions previously not available for regular pet care.

It's ironic that many small pets can miss their regular bathing schedule due to the hassle of strenuous physical strain bending awkwardly over the tub or shower. Imagine the difficulties we would have of taking a shower once a week because of discomfort in getting in or out of the tub.

These inexpensive, lightweight, durable machine-washable VaniCovers® for Pets now simplify bathing time in the bathroom sink to an easy few minutes without stress.

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Darlene Arden
Guest Occupation: Certified Pet Behavior Consultant & Author
Guest Biography:

Darlene Arden, an award-winning writer, lecturer, and author of “The Irrepressible Toy Dog,” (Howell Book House”) and “The Angel Memorial Animal Hospital Book of Wellness and Preventive Care for Dogs (Contemporary Books), is an internationally recognized authority on Toy dogs and their care, and a Certified Animal Behavior Consultant.

Darlene has written hundreds of articles and columns for all of the major dog and cat publications, as well as newspapers and general interest public ations.

A former member of Dog Writers’ Association of America, Inc., and former member and director of the Cat Writers’ Association and a member of Boston Authors, Darlene is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Maxwell Award, the Muse Medallion, and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/American Humane Education Society’s Media Award for veterinary writing and animal welfare.

She also writes celebrity profiles and travel features, is a frequent guest on radio and television, and she produces and hosts her own cable television show, “Creatively Speaking".

Guest Category: Pets and Animals
Kevin Hancock
Guest Occupation: President of Hancock Lumber Company
Guest Biography:

Not for Sale

Modern day Soul Quest,  journey of a businessman,  who lost his voice to find a deeper meaning of life
Losing his own voice helped him to find voice for others and how that changed the whole dynamic of his own company and became a message for the 21-century  Leadership.
 
Kevin Hancock is the President of Hancock Lumber Company. Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber operates ten retail stores and three sawmills that are led by 460 employees. The company also grows trees on 12,000 acres of timberland in Southern Maine.Hancock Lumber is a multi-year recipient of the ‘Best Places to Work in Maine’ award. The company is also a past recipient of the Maine Family Business of the Year Award, the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence, and the MITC ‘Exporter of the Year’ award.Kevin is a past chairman of the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association as well as the Bridgton Academy Board of Trustees. Kevin is a recipient of the Ed Muskie ‘Access to Justice’ Award, the Habitat For Humanity ‘Spirit of Humanity’ Award, the Boy Scouts of America ‘Distinguished Citizen’ Award, and Timber Processing Magazine’s ‘Man of the Year’ Award. Kevin also spent 20 years coaching middle school basketball for the Lake Region school district.
Kevin is a graduate of Lake Region High School and Bowdoin College. He is also a frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In 2015,
 
Kevin published a book about his experiences with the Oglala Sioux Tribe titled,
Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse
The book won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award, first place in leadership and runner-up in the spirituality category. Kevin is an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals—within a company or a community such as Pine Ridge—through listening, empowering and shared leadership.
 
But Kevin life hit an unexpected challenge:

In 2010, at the peak of the housing market collapse, he began to have trouble speaking. When he want to talk, all the muscles in his throat would spasm and contract. Worse yet, talking left him dizzy, sore and not wanting to say very much.

Later that year he was diagnosed with spasmodic dysphonia (SD),a rare neurological voice disorder. SD has no known cause or cure and affects only speech. The two treatments are periodic Botox injections (chemical) and seeking a deep sense of inner peace and calm (spiritual).

As a forced response to the disorder, he started talking less at work. He shared the stage more broadly, inviting others to lead meetings and events that he traditionally would have controlled himself. It didn’t take long before magical changes began taking place. He quickly saw that the company functioned better when more people led. In addition, he was able to put a bit more balance into his life and saw how that, in turn, made him more valuable and useful for others. By 2012, he came to see his voice condition as a blessing, not a curse…as an opportunity rather than a liability. The opportunity was simple yet powerful: What if we could create an organization where everybody would lead?  What if we could create an organization where every voice felt trusted, respected, important and heard? Wouldn’t an organization where everybody led outperform an organization where just a few, chosen people held all the cards?

So, they went to work establishing systems and support mechanisms designed to make everyone’s voice stronger...employee surveys, team huddles, focus groups and more.It could all be a coincidence, but in the years that followed employee engagement (as defined by employees) soared and they performance took off to new heights as well.

Around this time, Kevin fortuitously began traveling to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota (statistically the poorest place in America). Over time he learned that before the reservation era when the Lakota people were strong, most of the power in their society went to the individual. The strength, freedom, responsibility and voice of each person was encouraged through tribal values, political systems and cultural rites such as the Vision Quest. After the reservation was established, pretty much all the power in their society was rounded up and placed in the governing center…with the Great Father in Washington, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Tribal Council. Under this structure of central over-reaching, the community suffered. 

Then it struck him. 

Across time, those who hold the power have often over-reached…leaders often go too far. But around the world, the power of the individual is speaking out. Increasingly today we live in a world where each individual wants to seek and speak their own personal sense of truth., This is true for companies, churches, governments, and families.

Kevin's conclusion; In the Aquarian Age leadership is about doing less not more. It is about restraint. It is about holding the power but not using it. It’s about listening without judging or correcting. It is about being connected and aware of how others feel. 

He has come to believe that organizations that embrace each individual voice as unique and important will, over time, outperform those who cling to a more traditional view of power. All this he came to learn by losing the consistent use of his own voice. That seeming liability turned out to be a blessing. Kevin's voice disorder and his time at Pine Ridge combined to connect him more deeply with the essence of who he was and to want to help other do the same. We are all searching for our true voice. That’s the essence of being human.  When leaders talk less and listen more, they guide humanity forward. 

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THE FOUR PURPOSES OF LIFE : Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World
Guest Occupation: Author, former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor.
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Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan's teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior's Way, expressed fully in his books and lectures. His work continues to evolve over time, to meet the needs of a changing world. Dan's thirteen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. The feature film, "Peaceful Warrior," starring Nick Nolte, was adapted from Dan's first book, based upon incidents from his life. Much of Dan's time is devoted to writing and speaking. His keynotes, seminars, and workshops span the generations to influence men and women from all walks of life, including leaders in the fields of health, psychology, education, business, politics, sports, entertainment, and the arts.  Each of Dan's books provides a new and different facet of a Peaceful Warrior's approach to living wisely and well. In a sense, each book is another piece of the puzzle of personal and spiritual growth.

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