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Submitted by Douglas Newsom on 19 April 2021

Headlined Guests

Guest Occupation: Creators of Sex and Love Unplugged Meetup, and The Pleasure on Purpose™ Healing System
Guest Biography:

DR. HEIKE and JONATHAN HUDSON

A Divine Union with a big promise and an even bigger purpose

Let’s start with the miracle, the unthinkable, and yet unavoidable…

Before Heike and Jonathan met they both had made a secret vow to never again commit to a relationship yet marriage. They both had come out of a very intense and painful marriage and years later they were not only happy singles but were simply done with the experience of pain and suffering in the name of “love”.

Well, fate had a different plan for them. When they met they fought the extremely palpable sexual attraction and deep love they instantly felt, they resisted the concept of relationship and would only commit if there was a complete new and working structure in place. Each step, each word, each action became a conscious choice and exploration of what works and what doesn’t work.

It became very clear right from the beginning that Jonathan and Heike were not only meant for each other but also to be the inspiration, the living example, and the key holders of changing the way men and women experience relationships and sexuality today.

Dr. Heike and Jonathan Hudson have committed their lives to creating a new paradigm of relationships and sexuality. This couple is passionate about throwing outdated concepts overboard and create new working systems. They are striving to be a living example of what a deep loving and conscious relationship can look like. Heike and Jonathan’s passion is to guide and educate men and women in releasing anything that is in the way of experiencing the closeness and depth we all desire in relationships. What they have named, “Sextraordinary Living”, is the modern and healthy blueprint to live a truly turned on life, in and outside the bedroom, without the past experience of pain or drama.

As San Diego’s preeminent sex educators and somatic sexual healers, Dr. Heike and Jonathon are the creators of Sex and Love Unplugged Meetup, and The Pleasure on Purpose™ Healing System used in their signature programs for men and women.

Together, they have created a master blend of spirituality and sexuality that they teach and embody in their own lives. With over 25 years of combined expertise in Human Sexuality, Somatic Bodywork, Naturopathy, Spiritual Counseling, Energy Healing, Explosive Sexual Healing, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, clients from around the world experience extraordinary shifts in their relationships, sex and love lives, businesses, and health.

Heike and Jonathan promise that you CAN be fully sexually expressed, have deep connection and authentic communication, and finally find true lasting love without ever attracting the wrong partner again, or feeling sexually frustrated and pleasure deprived.

Together they create Sextraordinary Lives and Relationships!

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Love & Relationships, Relationship Counseling, Philosophy, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Award-winning Russian-American recording pop artist, singer and songwriter
Guest Biography:

MARINA V

Marina V is an award-winning Russian-American recording pop artist, singer and songwriter with a “hauntingly beautiful” voice (LA TIMES) and “melodic and passionate” music (The Washington Post). A self-described “musical lovechild of The Beatles, Tori Amos and Tchaikovsky”, Marina grew up in Moscow and has been singing and writing songs since a very young age.

Raised by a communist nuclear physicist father & a psychologist mother during the difficult times just after the Soviet Union collapse, Marina attended a school of music every evening after regular school.

After being rewarded a prestigious scholarship, Marina came to America at the age of 15, by herself. It wasn’t easy, and somewhere between visa issues, crazy odd jobs, missing her family, playing ice hockey and attending a university in Illinois, she worked hard and has quickly blossomed into an international voice. She self-released several albums and, together with her husband/co-writer, Nick Baker, has played over 900 shows worldwide.

Marina has worked with Grammy & Emmy winners, platinum-selling artists and legends like Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith), received many awards (such as The Los Angeles Music Critic Award, a Hollywood International Entertainment Award and one from Sir Bob Geldof) and has been praised for her work as a cultural ambassador by Senator Bill Bradley.

She has written multiple songs for films, video games, ads such as PEPSI, has had her songs on NBC, CBS, SONY, Oprah Winfrey Network, Lifetime and The National Geographic, among many others. She’s also written several songs for NBC’s Days of Our Lives and even appeared singing on screen.

Marina’s songs have timeless quality that transcends boundaries and touches fans from all walks of life. So much in fact that her fans have played an instrumental part in her success, sponsoring the creation of all of her albums, including her newest ones: INNER SUPERHERO and BORN TO THE STARS (coming fall 2017).

Marina is getting more and more recognition each day. The environmentally- conscious artist loves touring, connecting with her fans and inspiring people with her amazing music, her story & beautiful spirit.

Based in Los Angeles, Marina is always creating: whether recording for her 2 SONGS A MONTH CLUB, writing or painting.

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Indie singer-songwriter who mixes tender folk ballads with pop and rock
Guest Biography:

TOM GOSS

Tom Goss is an indie singer-songwriter who mixes tender folk ballads with pop/rock. A prolific writer and performer, he has released seven albums and played more than a thousand shows across the US, Canada, and Europe. 

Tom has been compared to Brett Dennen and Mat Kearney — but with a distinct voice shaped by his identity as a gay man and his unusual history. A college wrestler turned Catholic seminarian turned touring musician, Tom weaves his story throughout a powerhouse live set that moves between touching love songs and high-energy anthems. 

Known for his love songs, Tom’s music has been called “moving” and “incredible” (Huffington Post), “beautifully composed” (The Daily Beast), and “hauntingly beautiful” (Out). His songs have been heard on ABC, HBO, in several films, and his inventive music videos (Son of a Preacher Man, Breath and Sound, Bears, Click), have been viewed more than nine million times. Tom has shared a stage with performers as diverse as Andy Grammer, Martha Wash, Taylor Dane, Steve Grand, Adrianne Gonzalez, Matt Alber, and Catie Curtis, and he enjoys a particularly strong following in the LGBT community. 

A native of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Tom went to college in Missouri on a wrestling scholarship with plans to become a schoolteacher. A semester of substitute teaching in Illinois changed his mind, but still wanting to make a difference in the world, he decided to become a Catholic priest, moving to Washington DC to enter seminary. Disillusioned by his experiences there, and with a growing awareness that he was gay, Tom found himself in music and began a career as a touring performer. 

Currently based in Los Angeles, Tom will be touring the US this spring and summer with a new multimedia show that incorporates guitar, storytelling, and video. 

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Holistic Fitness & Lifestyle Coach, Empowerment Strategist, author, and the host of The Fit 2 Love Podcas
Guest Biography:

JJ FLIZANES

JJ Flizanes is a Holistic Fitness & Lifestyle Coach, Empowerment Strategist, author, and the host of The Fit 2 Love Podcast. She is on a mission to transform the meaning of the word “fitness” to include not just the state of a person’s physical body, but the emotional, mental and spiritual states as well.  She is the author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life and most recently The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame which is coupled with a robust online coaching program. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine and has since been featured in many national magazines, as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. JJ advocates against “dieting” and uses customized coaching programs that harmonize all facets of internal and external fitness to provide lasting results.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Fitness & Exercise, Nutrition, Yoga, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Self Help
Guest Occupation: M. D., Researcher, Author, Lecturer
Guest Biography:

Dr. Dale Bredesen is internationally recognized as an expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. He graduated from Caltech, then earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before coming to the Buck Institute in 1998 as its founding President and CEO.  Dr Bredesen has mentored many, many physicians and PhD learners in his lab, presented over 300 papers, written over 200 peer reviewed papers written numerous book chapters and abstracts,, written several books including his recent the End of Alzheimer’s: The first program to prevent and reverse cognitive decline, received numerous patents and honors. In addition, recently he has been interviewed on many television  and radio shows including Dr Oz. 

The uniform failure of recent drug trials in Alzheimer’s disease has highlighted the critical need for a more accurate understanding of the fundamental nature of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bredesen’s research has led to new insight that explains the erosion of memory seen in Alzheimer’s disease, and has opened the door to a new therapeutic approach. He has found evidence that Alzheimer’s disease stems from an imbalance in nerve cell signaling: in the normal brain, specific signals foster nerve connections and memory making, while balancing signals support memory breaking, allowing irrelevant information to be forgotten. But in Alzheimer’s disease, the balance of these opposing signals is disturbed, nerve connections are suppressed, and memories are lost. This model is contrary to popular dogma that Alzheimer’s is a disease of toxicity, caused by the accumulation of sticky plaques in the brain. Bredesen believes the amyloid beta peptide, the source of the plaques, has a normal function in the brain — promoting signals that allow some of the nerve connections to lapse. Thus the increase in the peptide that occurs in Alzheimer’s disease shifts the memory-making vs. memory-breaking balance in favor of memory loss. This work has led to the identification of several new therapeutic candidates that are currently in pre-clinical trials.

Dr. Bredesen’s novel insights into the fundamental nature of Alzheimer’s disease recently attracted an investment of $3.5 million toward a $10 million goal for initial clinical trials of these new therapeutics. This generous support came from the private venture capitalist Douglas Rosenberg, who is helping to fund the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Network, centered at the Buck Institute. The unit is screening drug candidates to find those that can preserve a healthy balance in the signaling pathways that support memory. Dr. Bredesen’s work on nerve cell signaling is also the focus of a collaboration between the Buck Institute and BioMarin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is seeking treatments for a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease, early onset Familial Alzheimer’s Disease (eFAD), which may develop in people as young as 30 years of age.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science, Self Help
Guest Occupation: Publishers African American Tourist Market Magazine
Guest Biography:

In the 1960s I was heavily involved in the Civil Rights Movement as second vice chair of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) under our leader at the time, the legendary James Farmer.  I later went on the become chairman of Bronx CORE, following in the footsteps of the chapter's first chairman, Herb Calendar, who was an original Freedom Rider.

I share this with you so you'll understand why more often than not I am stirring the pot and unwilling to tolerate the status quo when it comes to opportunities for wealth building and empowerment in our African-American community.  By us pushing the envelope and not settling for things as usual, we served as catalysts for change.  

That being said, this Publisher's Message is directed mainly at our meeting, incentive and event planner audience.  I'm the first to admit that the days when overt racism was rampant are thankfully behind us for the most part.  But unless you have been wearing blinders, it's hard for you to deny that we continue to experience and live with the vestiges of Jim Crow, which are evident wherever you look in this industry. Our efforts moved our community, and our country, in the right direction.  We won many battles, though certainly not all of them.  And while we accomplished much, in 2017 few can argue that we don't still have a long way to go.

That being said, this Publisher's Message is directed mainly at our meeting, incentive and event planner audience.  I'm the first to admit that the days when overt racism was rampant are thankfully behind us for the most part.  But unless you have been wearing blinders, it's hard for you to deny that we continue to experience and live with the vestiges of Jim Crow, which are evident wherever you look in this industry.

In fact BM&T regularly runs feature articles in our magazine presenting an array of outstanding and highly qualified individuals who are more than competent to fill some of the many opportunities that exist under the broader umbrella of Tourism as well as highlighting hundreds of African American Tourist sites that would be of interest to everyone nationwide.

Guest Category: Business, Travel & Leisure
Guest Occupation: Business Success Coach & Media Trainer
Guest Biography:

Shirlene Reeves: one of only 253 Certified Financial Educators in the US, a web TV show host and a syndicated radio host on BBS Radio, publisher of Wealthy Woman Magazine and the author of Selling Through Your Heart - Empowering You To Build Relationships For Financial Freedom.

Shirlene is an in-demand international keynote speaker specializing in educating coaches, authors and entrepreneurs with answers for transforming their businesses by selling with heart, developing confidence, and stepping onto stages, web TV, podcasts and radio for massive, marketing visibility.

Guest Category: Love & Relationships, Motivational
Guest Occupation: Goddess Activator
Guest Biography:

Radhaa is an intuitive teacher, international coach, healer, forward thinking leader and speaker on feminine empowerment. Radhaa is Creatress behind the original healing modality

The Goddess Activations™. 

This healing method is used to Awaken and ActivateGoddess Codes™ which help clear beliefs, blockages and lineage wounds and awaken the feminine gifts. 

Radhaa stems from a direct lineage of Shamans, working with women to heal their heart and soul wounds.

As the Founder of Goddess Code Academy™ a mystical school for the divine feminine. Her mission and vision of serving women through holistic education and empowerment. Radhaa leads online programs, international retreats and Goddess Activations™ trainings.

Radhaa has a deep connection Mother Gaia and nature. She thrives on creativity, art and love for honest story-telling has lead her to support others following their life path, higher purpose and ultimate dreams.

Guest Category: Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Medium & Channeling, Meditation, Clairvoyant & Telepathic, Mystic & Seer, Psychic & Intuitive
Guest Occupation: Aroma Alchemist
Guest Biography:
Bethanny Gonzalez, Aromatherapy Alchemist and founder of Gaia’s Healing Gifts is a certified aroma therapist & licensed skin care specialist in the state of Florida.
Her professional background is in the natural healing arts and she has worked as a certified chiropractic physician's assistant for 14 years. 
She has many years of experience working with essential oils through her skincare business and energy healing sessions, all with positive results. 
Bethanny chose the name Gaia’s Healing Gifts because she only uses natural, organic or wild crafted ingredients from the earth in her products.
Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Musician, composer, songwriter, poet, TV comedy writer and photographer
Guest Biography:

M A S O N   W I L L I A M S

A 50 YEAR CELEBRATION FOR A TIMELESS

MUSICAL MASTERPIECE  

"CLASSICAL GAS"

Mason Williams emerged in the late 1960’s as a strong force in television and music circles.  In 1968 he won two Grammy awards with his unique composition for guitar, Classical Gas. That same year he also won an Emmy award for his work as a comedy writer on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.

Mason is perhaps most widely known as a composer and recording artist.  He has recorded more than two dozen albums, five on the Warner Bros. label (The Mason Williams Phonograph Record, The Mason Williams Ear Show, Music, Handmade, and Sharepickers).  Classical Gas was released as a single from The Mason Williams Phonograph Record in 1968.  Classical Gas won three Grammys that year for: “Best Instrumental (theme) Composition”, “Best Instrumental (theme) Performance”, and “Best Instrumental Orchestra Arrangement” (Mike Post, arranger).

In 1987, Mason teamed up with MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER of Fresh Aire fame, to release a new album on the American Gramaphone label.  The Album, titled “CLASSICAL GAS”, includes a remake of his 1968 Grammy award winning song.  Another cut from this album, “Country Idyll”, was a 1988 nominee for a Grammy in the Country Music category for “Best Instrumental Performance by a Soloist, Group or Orchestra.”  This album went Gold in 1991, and is now approaching platinum.

Mason has released (on the Real Music label) an acoustic instrumental album of Christmas/Holiday music album titled “A GIFT OF SONG”, featuring arrangements of traditional carols and original compositions.  In 1992 the Vanguard label released “MUSIC 1968-1971”, a compilation of cuts from his five Warner Bros. albums recorded in the late 60s, early 70s.

As a comedy writer, Mason has written for more than 150 hours of network television programming.  Writing both music and comedy, Mason was a prime creative force for CBS’ controversial SMOTHERS BROTHERS COMEDY HOUR.  His extensive repertoire in folk music gave him the background for many of Tom and Dick’s comedy routines, and with co-writer Nancy Ames, he also composed the shows’ musical theme.  He also created and perpetuated the 1968 PAT PAULSEN FOR PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN, the most elaborate political satire in recent history.

Other major television personalities he has written for include: Roger Miller, Petula Clark, Andy Williams, Glen Campbell, Dinah Shore, and Steve Martin. In 1980 Mason was head writer for NBC’s SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.  In 1988 Mason received his third Emmy nomination as a comedy writer for his work on THE SMOTHERS BROTHERS 20TH REUNION SPECIAL (CBS).

He is also the creator of the world’s largest sunflower.  Originally intended as a short film, the sunflower concept was conceived as a slow-motion aerial ballet in which an old biplane skywrites (“draws”), the stem and leaves of a sunflower in the sky beneath the sun, the sun thereby becoming the blossom of the flower.

Approaching the 50th Anniversary of Classical Gas gave Williams an opportunity to reflect on his career and collect many of his art, writing and music projects into a fantastic retrospective presentation that has been and continues to be exhibited in galleries around the country.

Most recently, Williams has been returning to his broad palette of writing, composing and performing in a variety of venues. One of his more conspicuous projects is the art concept Üpclose Glimpse, an abstract artist; not just an artist who creates abstract art, he is an abstraction himself.  Üpclose is a viral visionist, and Mason is the host of this opportunistic meme. Mason says, “Üpclose uses me to explore his own unique style of mixing high and low brow art and humor into a form of concrete poetry.”

Mason is also currently working on events around the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Classical Gas including writing, composing and performing in a variety of venues which con­tinues to this day. 

For more information about Mason Williams visit … 

http://www.masonwilliams-online.com

Guest Category: Arts, Comedy, Entertainment, Music, TV & Film
Guest Occupation: Modern-Day Medicine Woman, Empowerment expert, Anti-aging Advocate
Guest Biography:

Dot Claire, Modern-Day Medicine Woman, is an empowerment expert and advocate for Aging Young with Vibrant Living. She weaves a tapestry that embodies vibrant health, empowering women over fifty to awaken their courage, activate their power, and create financial abundance.

With 36 years of experience, Dot brings nursing, healing touch, and aromatherapy to her work as an intuitive healer and Reiki master teacher. As a Sacred Place Practitioner, she shifts the energy of one’s environment and creates sacred ceremonies to support and empower women who are feeling overcome and distraught by money, health, and loss issues.

Through speaking engagements, online courses, and private sessions, Dot passionately inspires women to shift thinking, energize money flow, and flourish financially in life and in business.

Dot Claire, Medicine Woman and Energy Expert

“Moving Energy to Attract More Money”

Guest Category: Business, Courses & Training, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Personal Development, Self Help, Motivational
Guest Occupation: Hair Care Guru and Media Trendsetter
Guest Biography:

Kerry Hines is the ultimate stylist and media legend. He is the creator and host of the popular syndicated Hair Radio Morning Show.   It’s the nations first 3-hour daily show about hair.  He has been featured in American Salon, New York Daily News, Atlanta Journal Constitution and many other publications. He is the brainchild behind the HairRadio broadcast network and touches the heart and soul of the industry at every conceivable level.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Education, Entertainment, Self Help, Variety
Guest Occupation: Musician
Guest Biography:
Andy Brown currently resides in Oklahoma but considers himself a citizen of the world. A multi instrumentalist, he writes, records, and performs music under different guises, like Mochi Fire, one of his most recent projects.  Having always seen the world differently, he considers himself to be an outsider artist. Throughout his life he has cultivated an interest in leftist politics, eastern religion, and rock n roll. Especially rock n roll.
 
From the time he can remember, he played music. He soaked up the sonic aesthetic of the early 90s and preceding decades, from the Violent Femmes and Nirvana to Jimi Hendrix and the Who. As a child, his mother got him an old 3/4 size acoustic for $20, and he never put it down.
 
Currently, Andy Brown is writing his own music and playing his heart out at local bars and social clubs and sees music as forever being a part of his life.
Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music
Guest Occupation: Life Coach, Thriveologist
Guest Biography:

Dr. Lee Baucom is the creator of the internet marriage program, Save The Marriage. Dr. Baucom has over a quarter of a century of experience helping couples and individuals learn to thrive. Dr. Baucom is trained as a therapist and life coach. In addition to therapy and coaching, he has provided consultation for organizations and businesses. Dr. Baucom is also a popular speaker on a number of topics relating to thriving.

Dr. Baucom is happily married, having just celebrated a 28th anniversary. He and his wife have two children. In his spare time, Dr. Baucom scuba dives, paddleboards, and trail runs.

Guest Category: Love & Relationships, Relationship Counseling
Guest Occupation: Fitness Instructor, Coach, Author, Expert, love and dating Mentor, Mojo
Guest Biography:

Debbi Dachinger interviews a Man Panel. What is that?  Debbi is single in the past 9 months.  She put together a panel of men to ask them questions to help her and other women go into the dating and relationship world and be successful.  Debbi pulls back the curtain to find out what do men really want? What is a turn off? What are we doing to screw things up? How can we be in a successful relationship? 

These 4 Amazing Men speak openly about how it is.

This is real conversation on sex, love, relationship, dating, laughter, communication, receiving love, and MORE! This is off the hook!!  

Meet Rob Dionne, Tim Wade, David D’Silva and Patrick Cullinane

One of my most favorite hours on air! (VERY illuminating…)

Guest Category: Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Sex, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Actress, producer, writer, director; advocate for inclusive education; champion supporter of women's rights and reproductive health
Guest Biography:

Amy Brenneman is an actress, producer, writer, director; advocate for inclusive education; champion supporter of women's rights and reproductive health; Mother, daughter, wife, friend, creative spirit. Amy Brenneman was born on June 22, 1964, in New London, Connecticut. She played Janice Licalsi on the police drama N.Y.P.D. Blue. In 1999, after acclaimed film work, Brenneman returned to series television with Judging Amy, which garnered her a People’s Choice Award and three Emmy nominations. Brenneman is married to director Bradley Silberling and they have two children.

TV and Film Work

Actress Amy Brenneman was born on June 22, 1964, in New London, Connecticut. A versatile performer, Amy Brenneman is perhaps best known for her portrayal of a juvenile court judge and divorced mother on the hit drama Judging Amy. The show was based in part of her own mother's experiences as a State of Connecticut Superior Court judge. Brenneman's father was also involved in legal matters, working as an environmental attorney.

A 1987 graduate of Harvard University, Amy Brenneman has proved to be a versatile performer, handling both dramatic and comedic roles. In 1992, she appeared on the short-lived dramatic comedy series Middle Ages. Her next big part attracted more attention from critics and audiences. Brenneman played Janice Licalsi on the successful police drama N.Y.P.D. Blue. Her character was a police officer becomes involved with the mob and with Detective John Kelly, played by David Caruso. Her role on the series garnered her two Emmy Award nominations.

Around this time, Amy Brenneman also had roles in several films. In the dramatic comedy about divorced fathers, Bye Bye, Love (1995), she played Matthew Modine's ex-wife. That same year, Brenneman also appeared in Michael Mann's crime thriller Heat as Robert De Niro's girlfriend. She went on to star in the independent film Nevada (1997) as a stranger who comes to a western small town. Brenneman also appeared in Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) and The Suburbans (1999).

Judging Amy

In 1999, Amy Brenneman returned to series television with a project very close to her heart. Soon after Judging Amy debuted it became of prime time's leading dramas. Amy Brenneman starred as a New York lawyer who moves with her young daughter to Connecticut and becomes a juvenile court judge soon after her divorce. Audiences were drawn to the show's interesting mix of court cases and the personal dramas surrounded the lead character and her friends and family.

The show also provided a look at three generations of women—television veteran Tyne Daly co-starred as her mother Maxine, a social worker, and Karle Warren played her daughter Lauren. During the run of the series, Brenneman won several awards for her work, including a People’s Choice Award, and was nominated three times for an Emmy Award—in 2000, 2001 and 2002. After more than 130 episodes, Judging Amy finished its long run in 2005. It is still being shown in syndication.

Recent Roles

Current projects have Amy Brenneman working in both film and television. She plays an assistant to a college professor (Al Pacino) in the upcoming film 88 Minutes. Brenneman has also been cast in the prospective spin-off of the hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy, currently titled Private Practice.

Amy Brenneman is married to director Bradley Silberling. They have a daughter named Charlotte and a son named Bodhi Russell.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Kids & Family, Self Help, Society and Culture, TV & Film
Guest Biography:
A passionate artist with many strings to her bow, fuelled by an inexhaustible creative force,.... The Queen Ladybug made her debut appearance in a band named Head Ritual with Gary (guitar) Jeppo (bass) and Dunner(drums) in 1987 at the age of 17. 
 
The QLB had joined Head Ritual as wind, keyboard player and backing singer. She soon began moved to lead vocals when she discovered her poetry was easy to fit with the music.
 
The Star was first written by the guitarist Gary Holmes and was originally very different than is heard here now. HR were punky, grungy, spiritual anarchists, heavily into magic and mayhem. QLB was given permission to rewrite 'The Star' and use the song in her own way after the band finally split due to apathy from the boys in 1995.
 
She continued to write music and lyrics throughout her life and worked with various artists both live and in the studio. 
 
Some of her best work was performed acoustically in a duo called 'Me n 'Er', in around 2002- 2005 where QLB paired up with another talented female artist called Julia Nelson. They co-wrote many songs as well as performing and recording each other's original work together. 
Courage was written by QLB and recorded with Julia during this time.
 
QLB continued to write and work alone borrowing various musicians and producers for recording and live work. 
 
During times of great strife and bereavement, words and songs would download to the QLB as if channelled from an outside source. A chance meeting in deep meditation with the deceased saint John Lennon led the Queen to write a song named Here I am. 
 
Here I Am was recorded many times, but the QLB was never quite satisfied that the sound she was trying to produce had ever materialised. However she did write and direct a video to this song which ultimately led her to the great John Lennon channel Marcia Macmahon.
 
In 2011 the QLB did her last, and ultimately best show ever, with a band she had worked with for around 4 years named AZIAM. Their spiritual views differed greatly, QLB was praising God whilst the rest of the band were protesting that there is no God. Equally unmatched was their musical taste, and so the Queen retired to write a book and concentrate on solely looking after her family and deal with debilitating illness.
 
With the family growing ever more independent and herself in a more gracious state of surrender than ever, the QLB will return to record an album of her complete works sometime in the not too distant future.
 
The beautiful Bass of AzIam Player Pete Fishwick died last year of cancer after managing to play in the band with us for four years despite his ongoing heart problems. He was a hugely talented musician who also played the mouth organ very well and was a big blues fan. He was the easiest of the guys in that band to work with. I loved him and miss his presence on here. 
Guest Category: Performing Arts, Entertainment, Energy Healing, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Founder Energy Edd
Guest Biography:

ABOUT EDD EDWARDS:

As a young boy, Edd played with energy between his hands and throughout his body. With a passion for science and physics, Edd searched for the scientific explanation of the energy he was experiencing. In 1994 he met the distinguished physicist, Dr. William Levengood of Grass Lake, Michigan. Dr. Levengood was able to measure and quantify Edd’s energy output in his laboratory. Along with his work with Dr. Levengood, Edd took part in laboratory experiments with Dr. John Gedye and Charles Pyler. Through their measurement and assistance, he learned how to increase his energy output, to turn the energy output off completely, to control the switch of the polarity of the energy from positive to negative, and to affect the lab equipment from a great distance (even thousands of miles). Edd and the scientists designed and carried out countless experiments with Edd’s measurable output of energy continually increasing with precision. Today, Edd teaches others about this energy work and travels across the country offering his help to those in need.

Dr. W. C. Levengood, Bio-physics Research, has determined that  Edd trained his autonomic nervous system to interact with the ever shifting isomeric configurations, called “resonant energy”, that are ubiquitous in all living organisms. By attuning this resonant energy with a patient, he then shifts the frequencies of their energy in a way that gives maximum benefit for healing. Through biofeedback mechanisms, he senses the changes in isomeric configurations and is able to shift them in a way that influences metabolic processes in a positive way, at the quantum level, and it creates , in most cases, tingling , heat and an awareness of energy flowing through the recipient's body or bodies. Dr. Levengood published his fist peer reviewed paper about this energy with Edd's help in his lab , which is called , Evidence for Charged Density Pulses Associated with bio-electric fields in Living Organisms.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Technology
Guest Occupation: Co-Founder of Access Consciousness
Guest Biography:

Dr. Dain Heer is an internationally renowned entrepreneur, speaker and best-selling author. Raised in the ghettos of Los Angeles, Heer is the co-founder of a diverse range of businesses around the world, including PROA, a resort in Costa Rica that utilizes biodynamic land management and Castellodi Di Casalborgon, a luxurious castle in Italy. A conscious and creative business leader with a profound understanding of the power of entrepreneurship, Dr. Heer draws upon his personal experience and unique perspective to invite people from every culture, country, age and social strata to create the money, business and life they truly desire. In addition to his diverse business portfolio, Dr. Heer is co-creator of Access Consciousness, a popular personal development organization operating in 173 countries, and is the author or co-author of nine books including “Right Riches for You” and “How to Become Money.”​

Guest Category: Business, Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Author, Mother, Educator, Activist
Guest Biography:

I  live with my husband and three small children in Oxnard, California, an agricultural town on the Pacific coast.  The abundant farms drew my family to California from Mexico three generations ago: one set of grandparents followed the crops as migrant farm workers and never left; the other grandparents worked in a sugar beet factory that gave birth to my hometown.

The morning breeze brings the scent of the season’s crop. Some morning smell of celery; others strawberries.  Not all smells are sweet. I was asked by an Angelino (a resident of Los Angeles), “Why does Oxnard smell bad?”  The pungent odor of fertilizer spread over the land makes a lasting impression on the “outsider.” Those of us who live here rarely make any comment about the fragrances which sometimes tiptoe and sometimes stomp into our awareness. For us, it’s the aroma of life in our slice of the world.

This intimacy with the land fuel’s my passion for the subject of water conservation, and my strong activist roots transform my passion into action. My father raised me to be a change agent. He refused to swallow his own destiny as a child farmworker. Against all odds, he earned a college degree with the assistance of the G.I. Bill. My childhood memories include my father loading my sisters and me into the stuffy station wagon to take us to the United Farm Workers (UFW) marches and college lectures delivered by his heroes of the Chicano movement. In the summer of 1988, again he loaded us into the station wagon. We drove 200 miles to Delano, California. We gathered among 3,000 mostly farmworker families to pray for the health of Cesar Chavez, founder of the UFW, on his 29th day of his fast. His fast was to draw attention to pesticide use on fields he understood to cause birth defects among farmworker children.

My own entry into water conservation began with the launch of Azul Conservation Products, a distribution business of water conservation products to retailers and industry. Ultimately, I distributed over 80,000 shower timers around the country. In 2010, my small business was honored with a WRAP (Waste Reduction Awards Program) award from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). In June 2011, I was profiled in Ventana Magazine as one of Southern California’s most notable “Progressive Thinkers” on the leading edge of the sustainability movement.

My training in Public Policy from the University of Chicago taught me to become a relentless researcher. While building Azul, I discovered while conserving water in obvious ways is important to reducing water scarcity, most water wastage occurs in the production chains of the foods we consume. This research led to Eat Less Water.

When I began my farm visits I saw how the dishes we put on our table entails a far-reaching story about the earth’s water cycles. By telling some of these stories and by bringing the reader face-to-face with people directly involved in the food-production process, the book makes vivid for the reader the seldom-seen connection between the choices each of makes while shopping for groceries and the looming threat of global water scarcity.

It took seven years, 16,000 miles of travel and a whole lot of faith to finish my new book “Eat Less Water (ELW).”  The official release is this Wednesday, November 1, 2017:

"As a researcher trained at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Florencia sets out to understand problems afflicting vulnerable communities and looks for solutions. Her articles appear in the San Jose Mercury News; the James Beard awarded Edible Communities Magazines and her blog. Florencia has recently been featured on several radio programs including NPR member stations, and Entertainment Weekly. Eat Less Water received the prestigious Gift of Freedom Creative Nonfiction genre prize from A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO). She lives in the coastal town of Oxnard, California with her husband and three children. Please join us as we visit with Florencia and discover why it’s important for us to understand that “the same amount of water saved over the course of a year in the bathroom can be saved in a week in the kitchen, because seven out of every ten gallons of water is used for food production.”

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