Life Changes Show, August 5, 2019

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Headline: 
Life Changes Show
Show Sub Headline: 
Peaceful Divorce, with Guest, Elaine T. Silver, Esq.; and Musical Guest, Cynthia Brando

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy Lee Donahue

“Peaceful Divorce,” with Guest, “Holistic” Collaborative Lawyer, Mediator, Peacemaker and President of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals (FACP), Elaine T. Silver, Esq.; and Musical Guest, Singer / Songwriter and Founder of Music Emerging, Cynthia Brando, on The LIFE CHANGES Show.

Guest: ELAINE T. SILVER, ESQ.; and Musical Guest: CYNTHIA BRANDO

Guest, Elaine T Silver

Guest Name: 
Elaine T Silver
Elaine T Silver
Guest Occupation: 
Divorce attorney and mediator
Guest Biography: 


Elaine Silver is a peaceful divorce attorney and mediator.  She helps families heal.  She practices yoga and gardens to maintain her own balance.

Elaine is a “holistic” Collaborative lawyer and mediator, a peacemaker.  She advises clients to be at their best while moving through divorce. 

She is President of the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals.  FACP is the umbrella organization of Collaborative divorce attorneys, counselors and financial experts in 16 Collaborative divorce communities throughout the state of Florida.

She has represented some “rich and famous”, including Carl Icahn’s first wife.  In Connecticut, where she practiced for the first half of her career, she tried and won the case that awarded the highest alimony and support award given to that time.

Elaine graduated with honors from New York University School of Law.  Elaine has been a visiting professor in family law at law schools in China, Connecticut and Florida. 

Knowing the devastation of a litigated divorce, even when her client “wins”,  Elaine encourages all families to take the route that Jeff Bezos just followed—peaceful, private Collaborative divorce.  Elaine speaks frequently to professional and lay audiences on “How To Have a Good Divorce.” 

Guest, Cynthia Brando

Guest Name: 
Cynthia Brando
Cynthia Brando
Guest Occupation: 
Los Angeles singer songwriter
Guest Biography: 


Cynthia Brando is a Los Angeles singer songwriter with a recognizably unique voice, which has been described as “equal parts silk and Stevie Nicks.” Cynthia has developed a connection with fellow musicians and appreciators as a performer all across the Los Angeles region and beyond-sharing her unique “vintage vibe” powerful vocals and steady acoustic folk rock rhythms in clubs, homes and as a street performer.

She has played notable shows at House of Blues in Hollywood, music festivals and has completed her second tour across the country.

Cynthia is the founder of Music Emerging-a site dedicated to the emotional well being of people in the music industry. She has been published as a guest writer on the music sites “Music Clout,” and “Music Industry How To,” and has received honorable mentions for her music in the Songdoor International Songwriting Competition and the American Songwriter Magazine Lyric Contest.

Cynthia is a 2017 recipient of a Hemera Foundation Fellowship Award for her music. Her new album, “The Treehouse Trio Sessions” was released in June of 2018 with positive national and international reviews. Music Connection Magazine included it in their “Top 20 Prospects of 2018” list.

“I have lived in Los Angeles now since the end of 2013 when I moved from a quiet Northern Californian town where I had a rural lifestyle. I moved here in my late 30’s to do something musical with my life. I wasn’t exactly clear on what form that would take-but my heart always gravitated towards music. I was not born a musician. It took me a very long time to reach the point where I felt good enough to make such a big move. I also came up against many emotional roadblocks in my life that stopped me from following my dreams.

My life has completely changed when I moved to one of the major musical capitals of the world. There are continually MANY challenges, but I get to do something I love every day in the form of writing, performing, recording, traveling and so much more. 

In these years, I have performed in many venues, festivals, homes, and as a street performer-I started a project-Music Emerging, where I devote time to the emotional well being of my fellow colleagues in the music industry with my blog, workshops, life coaching and other resources. 

I hope to inspire others to work through any fears they may have that stand in the way of their own dreams. I’m excited about sharing my music and stories with others on this fascinating path of the creative and working musician!”

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host: 
Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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Station 1
7:00 pm PT
7:55 pm PT