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Guest Occupation: Singer and Songwriter
Guest Biography:


Hailing from Baltimore, MD, Temme Scott developed her passion for songwriting like many do — in her childhood bedroom. After some success in her teen years playing in an acoustic trio based on the east coast, Scott moved west to finish up her studies at UCLA, and ultimately begin pursuing songwriting and performance again, this time as a solo act. After graduating in 2017, Scott linked up with a friend and UCLA Music grad Grant Milliken, to begin production of her debut EP, “Firsts,” which went live the third week of January. Her focus remains in writing and developing her live show with a band full of “some of [her] most wonderful friends.” Scott is feeling momentum in 2018, and can’t wait to keep sharing songs.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Model, Client, Editor and Photographer
Guest Biography:


A passion for photography was ignited while modeling for some amazing photographers including Troy Plota and Walter Iooss. Kristina quickly realized that she much preferred being behind the camera taking the pictures. A few generous photographers shared bits of their knowledge, even saying, “Here, take a roll!” Kristina’s photos have since been featured in Us Magazine, People Magazine, Total Film Magazine, on Good Morning America, the Huffington Post, and the Daily Mail, among many others. On any given day, she finds joy in photographing the candid smiles of children that make parents’ hearts beam, or a celebrity for a new ad campaign. Among the many celebrities she has been thrilled to photograph are Smokey Robinson, Trisha Yearwood, Shawn Merriman, and Lou Diamond Phillips. Coming from USC School of Architecture, Kristina has returned to her roots photographing some wonderful architects and interior designers to capture what is on the forefront of current design.

“If you haven’t seen already, I’m a mom of an amazing little guy with autism.

While so much of our life revolves around autism, I also want everyone to see just how much like everyone else we are. I like to show the happiness and giggles, the triumphs over huge challenges, and most of all the personalities and beautiful faces that live with autism. So with that in mind, I am working on a project called, THISisAutism™, Life Through The Other Lens™.”

Kristina is now celebrating the simple joys, the twinkles in eyes, and the huge triumphs over enormous challenges, with her current project, THIS is AutismTM, Life Through the Other LensTM, designed to help broaden the world’s view of what it means to have and live with autism, through photography. Kristina is a funny and insightful writer and speaks publicly on her photography and on her experience as a mom of a little boy, who is “the coolest kid there is.” Kristina wrote, “Our children with autism hear more intensely, feel more intensely, and our parenting is also then more intense.”

“My eleven year old son, Charlie, was diagnosed with autism before his second birthday. To me, Charlie is everything in my life, my best little friend, and perfect! Early on in the autism journey, I would talk about my son and autism, and people immediately put that label on him, then identifying him with anything attributed to that label. I felt it already boxed him in. It hurt me to think that each individual with an autism spectrum diagnoses was already limited in people’s minds. When discussing a child on the autism spectrum, people say ‘this child is autistic.’ It’s just easier to say, and most accepted. When I talk about my child, or my child’s classmate, or friend also on the spectrum, I say, ‘He is funny, he is empathetic, he is sweet, he is a goof-ball and a flirt, he loves basketball, and music, he adores his grandfather… and he has autism.’ I want people to know our children for who they are as individuals first, people, children with souls and hearts. Not for their biggest struggle.”

Capitalizing on her unique experience on all sides of the camera, as a model, as a client, editor, and as photographer, Kristina understands exactly what goes into a photo. While photographing children, she puts kiddos at ease, pulling out their best expressions naturally. Years of behavioral training and simply living alongside autism has provided invaluable knowledge and endless patience. Kristina has an ability for entering the child‘s world, not asking a child to pose, but capturing that split-second of sparkle, wonder and awe, in a child’s face, truly sharing what makes each individual child shine!

“Because I am a photographer and one of my biggest circles is the autism community, I became the photographer of so many kiddos on the spectrum. I believe I have a knack for entering their world for a few minutes, I do that for all children! I prefer not to make them pose, per say, but more see what they bring me to. And this really works for kids with autism. I always then see a spark in their faces, a twinkle in their eyes, a joy come across them! This is what I love to capture! This is what I think makes that child shine and makes their parents love their photos; that smile or expression that they can’t easily capture on camera or explain to others. I love those precious faces and personalities. …THIS is Autism! I found myself saying this every time I showed one of those photos. Forget the diets, the debates, the controversies, even the therapies for a bit, let’s see who this beautiful child is as a little person… THIS is Autism!“

Kristina is a strong voice for what it means to parent a child on the spectrum, and her humor and positive outlook shine through in her writing and photography. For these efforts, Kristina was awarded the 2016 Single Mom’s Planet® Women with Vision Woman of the Year Award!

Guest Category: Design, Beauty, Fashion, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Kids & Family, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Singer,Songwriter,Musician
Guest Biography:




Currently celebrating their 25th anniversary, multi-platinum rock band Candlebox has not only withstood the test of time but, more importantly, they’ve withstood trends, trials and tribulations and come out stronger for it. Because for this hard-working band out of Seattle, the goal has always been the same – to create iconic music that would last a lifetime.

Taking their name after a Midnight Oil song, Candlebox burst onto the scene in 1991 with their debut, self-titled album that went on to sell more than four million copies, was certified four times platinum, and landed them in the number 7 spot on the Billboard Charts.

Their follow up album Lucy was also well received earning them a platinum certification and solidifying them as a tour de force in the thriving 90s music scene. The band would then go on to release Happy Pills in 1998, which would be their last album before their eventual hiatus in 2000.

The driving force behind Candlebox’s success has been their explosive live show and throughout their career, they’ve toured with such bands as Living Colour, The Flaming Lips, Our Lady Peace, Rush, Henry Rollins, Metallica and more. They were also a featured band on the main-stage at Woodstock '94 and made repeat live performances on the David Letterman show.

They are best known for the singles "Change", "You", "Far Behind" and "Simple Lessons". "Far Behind" from their debut album entered Billboard's Top 20 in July of 1993 and didn't drop off the charts until January of 1994. The videos for "Far Behind" and "You" were in seemingly perpetual rotation on MTV and became two of the most requested videos of 1993.

The band took a break from 2000 to 2006 and in 2008 the band reformed and released their fourth studio album called "Into The Sun". This meant their return since 1998's Happy Pills. Also, they released a live album called Alive in Seattle, which included tracks from all their past albums.

Candlebox then spent years touring and released their sixth album Disappearing in Airports, which debuted at #9 on the Billboard Charts and spurred many tours including a successful European tour. In January of 2018, the group kicked off their much-publicized “25 Years Of Rock & Still Rolling Tour” and announced two exclusive Seattle shows with all four original members, which sold out in minutes.

Kicking off January 25th in Grand Rapids, MI, this powerhouse band will perform the hits from the album that launched their careers including “Far Behind,” “You,” and “Cover Me” as well as offer a career retrospective by playing songs from the entire six CD catalogue all the way up to their latest release Disappearing in Airports.

To keep the tour fresh and exciting for fans, frontman and founder Kevin Martin decided to incorporate a variety of show formats and performance styles that would highlight the band’s dexterity. The routing comprises large venue concerts and appearances on such festivals as Rocklahoma as well as intimate acoustic dates that lend themselves to a story-tellers format.

“This tour is for our fans, those that have continued to support us for 25 years,” said Martin. “It’s been an honor to play for them throughout the years and we feel truly fortunate that our music continues to resonate with our audience. We can’t wait to hit the road for this one – I think people will be in for some big surprises!”

In addition to Martin, Candlebox members include Adam Kury on bass, Brian Quinn on lead guitar, Island Styles on guitar and Robin Diaz on drums.  

For more information, please visit

Candlebox on Facebook

Candlebox on Twitter

Kevin Martin on Facebook


Guest Category: Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Founder/Director of the DC Black History Celebration Committee, Community Activist
Guest Biography:

Charles “Chuck” Hicks is the founder and director of the DC Black History ( Celebration Committee which celebrates black history year-round.  He is a community activist focusing on issues that directly affect the community. Hicks serves on several Martin Luther King Jr. committees providing guidance, leadership and support.  His work includes serving on the executive committee of the Martin Luther King Jr. DC Support Group, Inc.and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Award Committee. Hicks co-chaired the DC Host Committee for the dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial.  He was co-chair of the DC Host Committee for the opening of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Hicks is also a member of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Hicks is also a member of the DC Commission on Aging and the newly appointed DC Commission on African American Affairs.  He also serves on the Commission on Black Men and Boys under the purview of the Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton. He is also a devout member and trustee at Greater New Hope Baptist Church in Ward 1. Hick co-hosts with Joni Eisenberg the “Heal DC” radio broadcast on WPFW 89.3 FM. His service to the community also included work as the coordinator of labor for the District of Columbia for the Million Man March in 1995. Hicks was also a member of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington Committee. He is the president of the Robert “Bob” Hicks Foundation which advocates for human and civil rights. 

Hicks is also a proud member of the NAACP.  He is also well known for providing 35 years of service to the DCPublic Library’s Black Studies Center. Hicks is a supporter and advocate of the African American Civil War Memorial &Museum. He is also founder of Bread-for-the-Soul Toy & Book Party – an HIV and AIDS organization which provides toys and books for Christmas to children whose parents have HIV/AIDS and to children who are diagnosed with HIV.

He is the former president of the AFSME District Council 20 and is a current member of the retirement chapter.Hicks continues his work as a member of the DC Democratic State Committee and is a dedicated member of two organizations that advocate for statehood for the District of Columbia – Stand Up! for Democracy in DC (Free DC) and DC for Democracy. Hicks is a member of the Waterside Tenants Association where he advocates for tenants’ rights and information transparency.  He is widely recognized for his support for the arts and community programming. Hicks is also an active member of several study groups.

Chuck recently received the 2017 Community Cornerstone Award from DC Councilmember Anita Bonds.

Guest Category: History, Kids & Family, News, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Guest Occupation: Yoga Therapist
Guest Biography:

Jennie Lee is a certified yoga therapist who has spent two decades coaching people in the healing tradition of classical yoga meditation. Using the practices she writes about in Breathing Love, Jennie helps people overcome grief, depression, anxiety, and stress, as well as create lives filled with greater joy. Also the author of the award winning book True Yoga, Jennie’s writing has been featured on dozens of wellness blogs and magazines.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

Rob Kitsell, better known as englishrobga on the internet chat program, has been running a large chat room called 'No Agenda Chat' in the Social Issues/Politics & Government category.  Open 24/7, the room has attracted visitors from all over the world: the USA of course, Canada, Europe, Australia, even the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The room took its name from Rob's favorite radio program 'No Agenda' - hosted by John C. Dvorak and Adam Curry.  In fact, Rob had the opportunity to interview John Dvorak as host of The People Speak a few years back.

Topics in the No Agenda chat room run the gamut from political, historical, conspiracy, religious, science, film, food, travel, music, abortion, health entertainment, economics, you name it.  Regular chatters in the room type in text or talk on the mic sharing their views and opinions.  At times the discussions can be quite lively, even explosive.

Rob will share with our audience the dynamics of running a chat room and the many experiences he has had with chatters over the years.  Overseeing such a room for so many years, has been something of a daunting task at times, but Rob enjoys it and the many discussions the room has sparked.

Please feel free to drop in and visit Rob and friends by joining the Paltalk chat program. Create a screename and join the fun in No Agenda Chat via your computer, phone, or other internet accessible device.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Games & Hobbies, News, Politics & Government, Society and Culture, Theory & Conspiracy
Guest Occupation: Miracle Alchemist Wholistic Practitioner
Guest Biography:

My identity embraces Miracle Alchemy, which is a result of learning to understand what miracles are for by activating them in my own life with whole understanding Alchemy is a term that is applied to Higher Understanding that comes about due to miracles, hence I call what I do Miracle Alchemy, so refer to myself as being a Miracle Alchemist. My background includes Massage Therapy, Hypno therapy, NLP psychology, being and Ordained Minister, and I am also Certified in Wholistic Frequency Medicine. I was given the ability to understand the symbolic language in dreams, and I am an amateur in astrology and numerology. Although everything I have studied has been helpful on my journey, understanding that all emotional intelligence begins at the sensory level has been the greatest determiner of understanding the purpose of my own journey. Most, if not all, psychology in the material world is based on behavioral science, but behavioral science only tells the story after the fact. All behavior begins with a thought. The question is, why would thought cause such us to act out behaviorally in such a way that it would cause inappropriate behavior, not only on someone else, but to ourselves as well? Exploration into this question has become the purpose of my life for over 25 years. Because the answer to my question occurred in layers, which was also determined in physical years of fearful programming, I am just now beginning to wholly understand why our ability to sense our 3D reality with the body senses is not only in error, but is also responsible for death, disease, war, terror, and basically everything else we preceive in the material world as needing to be “fixed.”  

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Access Consciousness
Guest Occupation: Marriage & Communications Consultant
Guest Biography:

Midori specializes in relationship development and people knowledge. She is a consultant, author, show host, and Certified Behavioral Expert, offering this expertise to improve communication results for individuals and teams.

She offers 25 years of experience in running her own businesses and leading diverse teams, helping others to achieve their goals through focused and mutually supportive interactions.   Her specialized knowledge of DISC assessment results and the principles of Neuroscience make her a strong and insightful advisor to individuals, groups and entire organizations.

Midori has a demonstrated knack for guiding individuals to objectively recognize the personality traits in themselves that may be holding them back from achieving their greatest results.  Her engaging, high-energy personality helps her connect and keep the attention of the individuals and groups she is mentoring.  At the same time, the personal warmth that accompanies her in-depth expertise enables her to give honest feedback in clear and motivating ways, yielding significant self-improvement in the individuals and organizations she helps.​

She has a degree in Communications and Sociology from the University of California, Davis. Midori is honored to be on the Professional Advisory Board for Parents as Partners: The Autism Education and Change Network. She’s also proud to be the Relationship Advisor for the global organization, Women Network, and has been featured on FoxNews, CBS-San Francisco, Prevention Magazine, YourTango, and leading radio and media shows.

Guest Category: Courses & Training, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Love & Relationships, Relationship Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health, Personal Development, Sexuality
Guest Occupation: Guitarist,Songwriter,Singer
Guest Biography:

M   I   C   K    B   O   X


U R I A H    H E E P


In anticipation of the impending release of their 25th studio album, Living the Dream, classic rock icons URIAH HEEP embark on a North American tour in early 2018. Kicking off on February 6 in Ottawa, ON, The trek will run through this Spring, with more dates to be announced soon!

"I really looking forward to playing back in my home country," says singer Bernie Shaw. "It's been a good few years since the HEEP have played in Canada and they'll be in for a treat.  As for the States, it's always been a great market for URIAH HEEP, and this tour will be uniting us again with some familiar cities and venues. Also making a long awaited trip to Texas is high on my list. Love the food, love the music scene there. Can't wait. Yeeee Ha!"

Founding member and lead guitarist Mick Box adds, "The mighty HEEP are ready to rock North America. We have waited so long to put a tour in place and now we have one set, it is an incredibly exciting feeling to know we will soon be playing to our fans out there. We are counting down the days and our set list will be a musical journey that takes us from our first album 'Very 'Eavy, Very 'Umble to the last one 'Outsider.'' Appy days!"

In addition to the tour announcement, the band have launched a pledge campaign to crowd fund Living the Dream, their forthcoming studio offering, making it the 25th in their storied career. Fans who contribute will have access to exclusive behind the scenes footage from the recording sessions as well as other perks such as playing with the band during a soundcheck, a signed copy of the album, and much more!


URIAH HEEP debuted in 1970 with the release of one of hard rock's milestones, "Very 'eavy... Very 'umble" and have since sold in excess of 40 millions albums worldwide. They constantly tour the world, playing up to 125 shows a year to 500,000+ fans. The band's live set features the classic tracks from the '70s and is a musical journey from the band's beginnings to the present day.

Along with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, Uriah Heep helped invent a decorative and uniquely British form of heavy metal with their debut album, Very 'Eavy, Very 'Umble, offered as a self-titled on American shores, but whatever the titling, historically massive in the invention of a music format that would rule the '70s and only intensify in the '80s.

Uriah Heep have been responsible for the most elevated and intelligent use of vocals in a heavy metal context amongst the major bands inventing the genre in the 1970s. It is for this reason Heep were coined the Beach Boys of Heavy Metal, and their influence is there for all to see in other bands including 'Queen.' They were also one of the forerunners of using the Hammond organ along with Micks signature wah wah guitar and this became the template for their sound.

Success has followed the forging of such an audacious formula. Across 25 studio albums, along with myriad live releases and compilations, Uriah Heep have managed to sell 40 million records worldwide, four million of those in the US. Impressive American numbers, but that leaves 36 million records to be sold in the rest of the world, underscoring the fact that Uriah Heep have become, through their relentless dedication to touring, a truly global band, with particular success in Germany, Scandinavia, Japan, Eastern Europe and Russia, where they were the first Western rock band to play live in Moscow in December 1987 to 180,000 people.

Through their success as Rock n' Roll pioneers this enabled other bands to follow in their wake and Russia is now part of every bands touring schedule.

URIAH HEEP is: Mick Box: Guitars, Vocals, Phil Lanzon: Keyboards, Vocals

Bernie Shaw: Lead Vocals, Russell Gilbrook: Drums, Vocals, Dave Rimmer: Bass, Vocals



2/12: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall

2/14: Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues

2/15-2/19: Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Rock Legends Cruise V

2/20: Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest Center

2/21: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater 1894

2/22: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

2/23: Uncasville, CT @ Wolf Den @ Mohegan Sun

2/24: Peekskill, NY @ Paramount Hudson Valley

2/26: Annapolis, MD @ Rams Head

2/27: Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester PAC

3/1: Kent, OH @ Kent Stage

3/2: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge

3/3: Cleveland, OH @ Kent Stage

3/4: Angola, IN @ T. Furth Pac

3/6: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

3/9: Milwaukee, WI @ Potawotomi

3/11: St. Charles, IL @ Arcadia Theatre

3/14: Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place

3/15: Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads

3/16: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

 4/12: Pasadena, CA @ The Rose

4/13: Agoura Hills, CA @ Canyon Club


The Uriah Heep Pledge Campaign is Live!

Hello everyone ! 
As many of you know, Uriah Heep will be releasing a new studio album in 2018 called “Living The Dream”.
To help celebrate this release, we decided to run our own Pledge Music campaign. 
This will allow you, the fans, to see a lot of the behind the scenes stuff that goes on in the recording process.
We are also offering some very cool collectibles and fan experiences. 
Ever wanted to play with Uriah Heep at a sound check? 
Now you can! 
Want to get a copy of Living the Dream signed by the whole band?   
You’ve come to the right place! 

Guest Category: Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: 30 years is a workshop leader, author, and curates’ artists around the world. She has won awards such as, Member of Art.Fem.TV, and NAPW Business Woman of the Year.
Guest Biography:

Lira Kay is an International Bestselling author, life and business coach, spiritual counselor and a founder of She's Got Passion and the School of Inspired Life, a training center for purpose-driven creative professionals to find information and inspiration to stay on their mission to create a meaningful change in the world. Lira has been assisting people to transform their lives over twenty years, through art-therapy based workshops, practical seminars, transformative classes, psychotherapy, art, international curatorial projects, and through coaching, speaking and spiritual healing sessions.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Renowned Breast Care Expert and Surgeon, Author
Guest Biography:

John G. West, M.D. is the director of surgery at Breastlink of Orange County, CA.  A general surgeon by training, Dr. West became fascinated with the multi-disciplinary team approach to breast cancer care in the mid- 1980’s, which led him in 1988, to open Orange County’s first breast care center that practiced the team approach to the care of patients with breast problems.

With more than 40 years of experience as a surgeon and having performed over 20,000 breast surgeries, Dr. West is respected as one of the country’s leading breast care surgeons and experts in the field of breast care health.

As a tireless advocate for following early detection guidelines, in 2004, Dr. West co-founded the BeAware Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to saving lives by educating and inspiring women to follow early detection guidelines for breast cancer. “Our goal is to improve breast cancer survival rates,” says Dr. West. 

Continuing to be at the forefront of cutting edge breast care issues, Dr. West has been named a “Best Doctor in America” and has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in Orange County”. He has been the lead author in 20 peer review articles and has written two previous books.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: QHHT Level 2 Practitioner
Guest Biography:

When I was first introduced to Dolores Cannon's work, I knew immediately that I wanted to learn all I could. I signed up for the next workshop and have continued to be excited and amazed by QHHT and the healing and transformation that takes place in each session. After studying various healing modalities(energy healing, stone therapy), I was thrilled to find such an all encompassing form of healing where people really come to have an understanding of their life, their health and their purpose. My practice is located in the beautiful Columbia Gorge near Hood River, Oregon, just over an hour from Portland. I am honored to be a QHHT practitioner and to assist all who are drawn to work with me in a life changing, beautiful shift! I would love to hear from you.

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Kids & Family, Paranormal, Spiritual, Access Consciousness
Guest Occupation: Army veteran and Certified Peer Specialist
Guest Biography:

My name is Brian Ellis.  Much like many other veterans, I was compelled to join the military after the September 11th attacks on New York and the Pentagon. On December 20th, 2001, I proudly raised my right hand and enlisted in the Florida Army National Guard as an 11 bravo Infantryman. I attended The Army’s Infantry School at Fort Benning, GA, from March 11th to June 14th of 2002. After completing infantry school, I proudly became part of the 53rd Infantry Brigade and assigned to C Company, 2-124 Infantry, out of Orlando Florida. However, my return to civilian life was short-lived because on December 24, 2002, I was activated by the Florida Army National Guard and ordered to report to the armory on December 26th for my first deployment. By January first, the unit was sent to Fort Stewart, GA for pre-mobilization training.

By the end of February 2003, the unit was sent to the country of Jordan for the Invasion of Iraq. During my deployment, C Company, 2-124 Infantry was attached to 5th Group Special Forces ODA 571 as quick reaction force, pilot recovery, POW processing, security and general support for our first mission. When our mission in the Iraqi desert and Jordan was over, we were all sent to Baghdad and attached to many other units. Our missions included, force protection, patrolling the streets of Baghdad and the Tigris River. On September 8, 2003, I was injured and medevacked out of Baghdad; I was sent to Landstuhl Medical Facility in Germany. From there I reported to Fort Stewart’s Medical hold battalion until I was rehabilitated and released from active duty.

After release, my injury forced me to re-class, so I left the infantry in 2006 and moved from unit to unit until December 2007 until my contract was up. Instead of reenlisting I took a short break from the military and went into the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). However, by April of 2008, I found myself talking to a recruiter and decided to join an Army Reserves aviation unit as a Blackhawk mechanic. Shortly after my MOS training at Fort Eustis, VA, I began my flight training as a UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief in a newly formed Medevac unit. On Oct 20th 2011, my unit mobilized to Fort Hood, TX then to western Afghanistan where we were attached to the First Cavalry Division and the 12th Combat Action brigade for Medevac support. My platoon ended up in northwestern part of Afghanistan called Bala Murghab on Forward operating base (FOB) BMG. For the next nine months, I flew over 50 Medevac missions.

Although I finished my deployment in Afghanistan, I returned home somewhat lost and physically broken. I suffered from extreme chronic pain and loneliness that caused bouts of alcoholism, isolation, and self-destruction. Thanks to the hard work of the men and woman of the Tampa VA hospital’s Center for Post Deployment and Education (CPHE), I am in recovery from alcoholism, and the effects of PTSD are manageable. However, I am still working on my progress to better my  quality of life.

During my time at the VA, I was asked by a member of the CPHE  to develop a program that would help other veterans’ transition and recover from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from a veteran’s point of view. I began my program in April of 2015, at the time, the CPHE had between 20 to 30 patients enrolled; the program I put together lasted 22 weeks and included groups and one on one mentoring sessions under the supervision of licensed mental health practitioners. The program was a success, both veterans and VA Peer Specialists utilized the program to help veterans.

In all, I spent over 700 hours volunteering as a Recovery coach at the Tampa VA.  After obtaining my State of Florida Peer Specialist certification in October of 2016, I begin working for the Society of St Vincent de Paul. As a veteran Peer Mentor and homeless outreach specialist. 90 percent of my time was spent calling shelters, walking in the woods and combing streets to locate homeless veterans. During this time, I learned more about people in a raw environment and why they end up homeless and walk away from society. It is my goal to become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and a military culture awareness trainer in the near future. My drive is from my own experiences, I truly believe that properly trained and educated veterans are the most qualified to help the veteran population and their family ease the pain of transition and recovery.

Guest Category: Education, Medicine, Military, News, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Singer,multi-instrumentalist,arranger,composer,author
Guest Biography:

'V  A  N  I  L  L  A     F  U  D  G  E' 

L E G E N D 

M  A  R  K   S  T  E  I  N



Mark Stein’s legacy spans over five decades, and he has influenced some of the most well-known rock bands and musicians. Mark Stein is known as the voice, keyboardist and music arranger of the classic rock band Vanilla Fudge. Mark first founded Vanilla Fudge in 1966 at the age of 18 with members Tim Bogert, Vinny Martell, and Carmine Appice.

His new group, The Mark Stein Project continues to share his music, passion and stories. The Mark Stein Project is a true classic rock experience! Performing the hit songs of all the great artists he’s worked with, backed by a hand-picked, exciting array of young talent that kicks ass!!!

The Mark Stein Project features:

*Mark Stein: Vocals/Keyboards

(Vanilla Fudge, Dave Mason, Alice Cooper, Carl Palmer, Tommy Bolin)

*Mark Hitt: Guitar/Vocals

(Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), John Entwistle, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, The Tubes)

*Jordan Steinberg: Bass/Vocals

*Charlie Zeleny: Drums

(Joe Lynn Turner from Rainbow/Deep Purple, Derek St. Holmes, Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater)

Touted by critics as one of the great voices in Rock—alongside of Glenn Hughes and Joe Lynn Turner—The Mark Stein Project is a night of great music & storytelling. Discover a place where a song leads to a story, and a story leads to a song. More than just a singer/musician, Stein is a skilled entertainer, with the talent and charisma to take the crowd along for a wonderful ride of the classic rock experience.

Stein has shared whiskey with Janis Joplin, sung with Michael Jackson, toured with Jimi Hendrix, and witnessed the dawn of Led Zeppelin. His firsthand storytelling that reflects on the history of rock gives the audience a “You are There” feeling that can only be told by someone who has lived it.

The debut album: Vanilla Fudge was the first of its kind to reach the top 10 on Billboard charts without a hit single. “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” was released one year later and went to #1 on most radio playlists, both in America and all over the World! The psychedelic symphonic rock sound of the band was spearheaded by the Hammond organ & vocal style of Mark Stein. “The Fudge” have been heralded by critics as the doorway between pop music and Progressive Rock. Bands including Deep Purple, Yes, Uriah Heep and even Led Zeppelin have said that Vanilla Fudge had a profound influence on them.

Rolling Stone magazine wrote: “There was nothing, even in 1967, like the 10-ton shock of this Long Island quartet’s cover of the Supremes You Keep Me Hanging On, with the lava-flow sustain of Mark Stein’s Hammond organ…”

Stein has toured and/or recorded, and appeared throughout his career with Dave Mason, Tommy Bolin, Alice Cooper, The Doors, Deep Purple, Rod Stewart, Carl Palmer (in a tribute to Keith Emerson), and Michael Jackson.

The Mark Stein Project will be releasing a new EP & Video to be released in 2018; stay tuned for more details.

For more information and concert dates visit  ...

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Researcher, Best Selling Author, International Speaker
Guest Biography:

Richard Gordon Discovers Proof of Energetic Interconnectivity and Impact on Matter Through Experiments Anyone Can Do

When Richard Gordon was evolving the acclaimed Quantum-Touch healing technique that today is practiced by 1,400 certified practitioners around the globe in 50 countries, doctors were saying it was impossible to permanently align the occipital bone at the base of the skull and “pelvic torsion”—twisted hips where one is higher than the other. Let alone do it without manipulating the patient! Yet, it became readily apparent that Gordon’s Quantum-Touch methodology could do just that.

Now, that easy-to-learn, seemingly-miraculous correction has opened an astonishing doorway on the Nature of Matter. Gordon demonstrated he could pass this healing energy from person to person or from object to object, using a series of simple experiments that anyone could do by following the directions in his newest book The Secret Nature of Matter.

Richard Gordon is considered a pioneer in the field of energy medicine, with more than 40 years of experience. He is the author of four best-selling books, now published in 17 languages. Gordon attended the Christos School of Natural Medicine, had been on faculty at Heartwood Institute and the Holistic Health Institute. With certified practitioners of his work in over 50 countries, Richard’s work was praised by Dr. C. Norman Shealy (founding President of the American Holistic Medical Association) as “The first technique that may truly allow us all to become healers.”

Richard is the bestselling author of Quantum-Touch: The Power to Heal, now published in 17 languages, and Your Healing Hands – The Polarity Experience, available in 10 languages.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Publisher, National Veterans Magazine
Guest Biography:

Mark Field, a US Navy veteran, is the editor and publisher of "National Veterans Magazine." 

Mark served in submarines for eight years in the Navy (1981-1989). He has worked in the mortgage banking business for two decades, and won the award as Mortgage Loan Originator of the Year for 2017 from the Arizona Real Estate Journal.

He is active in supporting many programs for veterans in Arizona as well as the entire country. As just a few examples of his many achievements:

In 2015, Mark was selected as the Veteran Small Business Champion by the US Small Business Administration for both the State of Arizona and the entire 11 state western region.

In 2010, he started a Homeless Veterans Clothing Drive which resulted in a tremendous amount of clothing donated to both US Vets and The MANA House.

In 2011, he established a Veterans Job Creation Program to give former homeless veterans work delivering door hangers. He put over 20 former homeless veterans to work from The MANA House.

In 2012, he created a Veterans Hiring Program for Tiffany Construction and the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station to hire veterans for security work. He hired, trained and managed 10 veterans to work at numerous construction sites. Tiffany Construction and APS received an award from the Arizona Department of Veterans Services.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Military, News, Politics & Government, Self Help
Guest Occupation: bestselling author and CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional)
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Charmaine Hammond has been in the business of transforming lives and raising dreams for more than 25 years.   This former Correctional Officer (yup!  She worked in jails) and Corporate Dispute Resolution Expert now travels the world teaching the principles of collaboration, partnership and sponsorship. Her clients are having tremendous success securing their own partners and sponsors as a result of Charmaine's teachings and programs. 

As a bestselling author (of 5 books & featured in 6 others), and CSP™ (Certified Speaking Professional) she has had tremendous success in finding corporate sponsors to fund her speaking and book projects/events/tours including her printing, graphic design, venues, travel, media, technology, hotels, even  her pet food and dog poop bags!  She has developed sponsorship relationships with more than 40 sponsors and 60 business partners.

Her recent speaking and book tour, Million Acts of Kindness, involved a 14,000 KM tour in a 32 foot sponsored motor home, hotels sponsored for the team, and more than 40 businesses and retail chains raising funds in their stores/businesses to support  this movement…..A Million Acts of Kindness.  She has helped her clients secure cash sponsorship, get their clothes, travel, event needs and more sponsored through the power of relationships and collaboration.  

Today Charmaine will teach you how to find corporate sponsors to fuel your business and raise your dream!

Guest Category: Business, Courses & Training, Philosophy, Personal Development, Self Help, Inspirational, Motivational
Guest Occupation: Teaching, Education, Wholistic and Macrobiotic Counseling, and Energy Medicine
Guest Biography:

Maresha Donna Ducharme is the founder and resident teacher of The Sanctuary, a non-profit, charitable organization. Her commitment to help each individual realize peace, health, and well-being in life, are the foundation of her teaching. She has been inspiring people to realize the sources of healing and peace, which exist within each one of us for over 35 years. Her vision to help people become empowered by living in conscious connection to the Divine, and to create health and joy in living is expressed in the creation of The Sanctuary.

Maresha holds degrees in Teaching, Education, Wholistic and Macrobiotic Counseling, and Energy Medicine. Her background and experience in spiritual and theological training is diverse. She has held a teaching ministry for the last 30 years. Maresha is a keeper of the sweat lodge, has trained extensively in Eastern Medicine, and in 1984 she was initiated into the Kundalini Shaktipat tradition. In 2000, she established The Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is ecumenical and open to all faiths and traditions and which finds the common bond of universal truths held at the heart of all faiths, and traditions.

Maresha is the founder and resident teacher of The Snow Dragon Sanctuary, a non-profit, charitable organization. Her commitment to help each individual realize peace, health, and well-being in life is the foundation of her teaching. For more than 35 years, she has been inspiring others to realize the sources of healing and peace which exist within each one of us. Her vision is to help people become empowered by living in conscious connection to the Divine, thereby create health and joy in living as expressed in the creation of The Sanctuary.

Maresha holds degrees in teaching, education, holistic and macrobiotic counseling, and energy medicine. Her background and experience in spiritual and theological training is diverse, and she has participated in a teaching ministry for the last 30 years. Maresha is a fire keeper of the sweat lodge, has trained extensively in Eastern medicine, and, in 1984, was initiated into the Kundalini Shaktipat tradition. In 2000, she established The Sanctuary, a mountaintop retreat open to all faiths and traditions and dedicated to the healing of humankind’s body, mind and spirit.

The depth of experience within The Sanctuary is truly unique. Whether you attend a Sunday Service, go on a healing retreat, or have an individual consultation, as you step through the door you will enter the Sanctuary of your soul.

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Guest Occupation: Bio-Energy Bodyworker, Conscious Channel for The Reconnections
Guest Biography:

I am Daniel Jacobs, a native of S. California, currently residing in the Greater Seattle area of Washington State.  

For 25 years, I worked as a Bio-Energy and Rehab Bodyworker---owning and operating two Multi-Therapist Clinics on the Eastside of Lake Washington.  My main focus during that time was treating personal injuries, chronic stress, and working with people who were going through intense life transitions. Throughout that career, I built a healthy interface with the Professional Healing Community - clearly articulating the benefits of Hands-On and Bio-Energy Techniques as bold, innovative modalities for healing and personal wellness.    

In 1991, I opened myself to the Spiritual Process of Conscious Channeling---having encountered a Soul Group of Energies who called themselves “The Reconnections.”  I bought a small laptop computer and began focusing my innate writing talents on bringing through a host of Articles and Transmissions dealing with the New Paradigm of Universal OnenessMultidimensionalityPlanetary and Physical Body ChangesAscensionAstral Travel, and a number of other subjects.  You can find my work at the link below, and am also on Facebook!

Guest Category: Cosmology, Physics & Metaphysics, Inspirational, Access Consciousness, Medium & Channeling, Meditation, Clairvoyant & Telepathic, Mystic & Seer, Psychic & Intuitive
Guest Occupation: Psychic Medium Healer Radio Show Host
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Toni has memories of channeling from early childhood, although at that time she had no idea that she was channeling or what channeling was. One of the houses Toni grew up in had earthbound spirits in it, or as her mother would say, "There are ghosts in this house." Toni wasn't really sure exactly what that meant, but she know she would not reach into one of the closets because there was "something icky" in there.

Throughout Toni's life she continued to Channel, unknowingly. She would tell someone something, usually a warning, out of the blue. She never questioned or really even thought about the fact that some odd and random statement would just come out of her mouth, but neither did anyone else?

During Toni's careers her intuition helped her a great deal. She always knew what to say and when to say it. How to guide people and answer their questions. While helping friends with their new businesses she could give them pages of ideas, even if she didn't know anything about that type of business.

In 2002 Toni moved into a house with a lot of earthbound spirits, I mean a lot! This is when it gets interesting as Toni purchased this house and couldn't just move. Toni could see the spirits as well as the Angels and Light Workers that helped her. Toni was guided on how to "Free Spirits" or help them go home. Some of the spirits, not so eager to go home, needed healing before they could go. This was part of the beginning of the journey for the rest of Toni's life.

Toni suffered another near death experience and as a result had to change careers. The first step was when a message therapist introduced her to Re-connective Healing, The massage therapist said "I do this healing work" and Toni blurted out "I'm supposed to do this work, tell me where I can learn it". The next step was when Toni was watching Oprah and Brien Weiss was on, she instantly knew she was supposed to become a hypnotist.

During healing and hypnosis sessions Toni would channel messages to her clients. These messages would just come out. Most of the clients came back with more questions.

Toni's Healing abilities improved and became stronger, she is able to heal simply by looking at clients. She uses this gift often when she is out and sees people distressed or struggling. She also uses this healing with some clients when she is channeling, As the Light beings/Angels come in and Toni is answering questions, she is looking at the client and healing is taking place.

Guest Category: Alternative Health, Physics & Metaphysics, Personal Development, Inspirational, Motivational, Medium & Channeling, Clairvoyant & Telepathic, Psychic & Intuitive