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Passive Real Estate Investing – Getting involved and Benefits

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Passive Real Estate Investing – Getting involved and Benefits

Passive investing in real estate may be the appropriate approach for you if you are looking for alternative investments and want to generate substantial wealth by investing in real estate but wouldn’t want to engage in active engagement. This brief guide will provide you with all of the necessary information to get started.

Whenever you think of passive real estate investing, you might imagine someone who owns rental properties and maintains their portfolio, including finding tenants, hiring vendors for maintenance or rehab projects, and collecting rent. It is an example of a real estate investor who is actively involved in the market. Passive real estate investing, on the other hand, does not necessitate daily involvement in a real estate investment’s operations. Your duty as a passive real estate investor is to provide cash to an investment, which is typically supplied by a real estate group, while avoiding maintenance of the asset and its path to profitability.

Investing in a passive manner does not absolve you of all obligations. It’s important to remember that even if you’re investing passively, you still need to do your homework!

The Advantages of Passive Investing in Real Estate – Best alternative Investments

 

Passive investing necessitates a smaller time commitment. For most people, actively investing in real estate is not feasible due to family responsibilities, interests, and a full-time job. It might be difficult to find the appropriate bargain, organize financing, and put up with the difficulties of day-to-day property maintenance when you’re a busy real estate investor. Passive investors gain from someone else putting it in place on their behalf, and when a toilet breaks in the middle of the night or a unit requires repair, the passive investor sleeps quietly while things are mended.

In addition, being a passive investor requires less expertise and understanding because it does not necessitate a thorough understanding of the real estate market and the asset class you intend to invest in. Active investment requires a deep understanding of the market in which you intend to operate as well as the capacity to differentiate between excellent and bad real estate transactions. Passive real estate investment does not necessitate real estate expertise because it makes use of the abilities, network, and experience of seasoned professionals.

Passive investment is these days the best way of doing alternative investments which also provides excellent risk diversification potential. As a passive investor in a real estate initiative like crowdfunding or real estate syndication, you can pool your funds with other investors to purchase a larger, more secure investment than you could finance or risk acquiring on your own. As a passive real estate investor, you can participate in a variety of markets and asset classes, as well as distribute your equity across numerous projects, thereby reducing risk.

“Arizona Ignites Medical Freedom Fight”

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“Arizona Ignites Medical Freedom Fight”

Phoenix, AZ at 12 pm PST

Our Topic:

LET FREEDOM RING! Join Dr K, our Soul Doctor, as she hosts two highly influential figures in the fight to maintain HEALTH choices, rights, and freedoms!  Our first policy influencer is Senator Nancy Barto, a champion for patient rights and protector of the principle of freedom for the state of Arizona!  Arizona has been a refuge for natural health options and leading a charge against a heartless system that has used a national emergency to remove rights, choices and family advocacy for our loved ones. 

Our second contributor, Jeff Zink, is on the ballot to battle for a Congressional seat to fight on a national level for all the Constitutional Rights under attack.  Zink, our “Cowboy for Congress,” became highly motivated from his service as an “observer” of the Arizona audit, and shares what he is allowed to share on that subject as it directly impacts our God-given freedom to express the pursuit of care outside a monopolized medical system with more non-invasive or chemical health solutions.

To see the Bills of Senator Barto, go to our website “Soulconnectionusa.com” click on Guest and open tab Guest Documents

About Senator Nancy Barto

Senator Nancy Barto, of the Phoenix area, serves District 4 in the Legislature as a conservative fighter for our values. She has seen firsthand how our freedoms can erode as the Council of the City of Phoenix passed an ordinance threatening First Amendment free speech rights. Senator Barto stood up and challenged the city’s unconstitutional actions all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court – and won! Through this she learned that every generation must cherish and contend for our Constitutional liberties.

About Jeff Zink:

​Congressional candidate Jeff Zink has a long history of work in sports medicine for national sports figures and teaching his knowledge in college courses.  Zink has been laboring in the field toward an America First vision and is considered a Conservative Constitutional Republican.  Currently Zink holds the title of being the only candidate that observed the entire audit that Arizona recently concluded.  As an ordained minister and devout patriot, this candidate’s pledge contains an oath to “never sell out to special interests” as he aims to represent similar legislation as the honorable Senator Barto has fought for within this freedom fighting state

KEYWORDS:  Freedom, health rights, health choices, family advocacy, America first, Senator Barto, Jeff Zink, Natural Health, Dr. Kristiann Lefferts, The Soul Connection.

About Our Hostess:

Our show hosted by Dr. Kristiann Lefferts, author of the corresponding book, “The Soul Connection,” founder of a Tampa-based ministry outreach, licensed holistic practitioner, and minister. Having a passion to bring the fire of faith back into the airways, she honors the historical significance of her adopted hometown tied to the Bay of the Holy Spirit, and the city known for its “Sticks of Fire.” Utilizing the blessing from years of ministry, she desires to ignite the Spirit within to empower the soul with topics that promote engaging reflection and challenge the mindset. With a spark for connecting with others, she strongly believes in the sharing of expertise, knowledge and understanding. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/137034/arizona-ignites-medical-freedom-fight

Tune in on Thursday at 12 pm PT Live on the Variety Channel of VoiceAmerica or On Demand!

The episode will be available 24×7, on demand within 24 hours of the live show.

About The Soul Connection:

Welcome to The Soul Connection, a show that delves into all the potential influencers that shape or feed your soul. Our host, the soul doctor, known as “Dr. K” will invite guests to share their expertise, testimonials, or knowledge on issues that impact the body, soul, spirit, or social spheres.

Guests will include doctors, authors, national figures, faith leaders, business moguls, and inspirational testimonials. There will be an emphasis on Christian content and holistic lifestyles on this show

About VoiceAmerica
VoiceAmerica is the original digital broadcast company for the production and delivery of Live Internet Talk Radio programming and continues to be the industry leader in digital media, marketing, and distribution. We are the pioneers of digital radio programming and have been since 1999. We create and distribute over 500 unique and innovative radio programs for our millions of engaged listeners worldwide over five niche community based channels: the flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Empowerment Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, and VoiceAmerica™ Influencers Channel. VoiceAmerica™ TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. Our network channels distribute live programs daily that reach a growing domestic and international audience who connect through all devices via our mobile, desktop, and tablet VoiceAmerica destinations.

Learn more at http://www.voiceamerica.com . Download the VoiceAmerica App now to listen live on Apple and Android. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network call 855-877-4666.

Become the Wise Elder: Inner Personal and Soul Work with Connie Zweig, PhD on Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit with Dr. Paula Joyce

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Become the Wise Elder: Inner Personal and Soul Work with Connie Zweig, PhD on Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit with Dr. Paula Joyce

Phoenix, AZ: Thursday, April 28, 2022:

Join us for this informative episode with author Connie Zweig, PhD as she discusses ways to get past inner obstacles and embrace the hidden spiritual gifts of age. She reveals how to use inner work to uncover and explore the unconscious denial and resistance that erupts around key thresholds of later life, attune to the soul’s longing, and emerge renewed as an Elder filled with vitality and purpose. Dr. Paula also shares her experience.

About Connie Zweig, PhD:

Dr. Connie Zweig, Ph.D., is a retired psychotherapist, former executive editor at Jeremy P. Tarcher Publishing, former columnist for Esquire magazine, and contributor to the LA Times. Known as the Shadow Expert, she is coauthor of Meeting the Shadow and Romancing the Shadow and author of Meeting the Shadow of Spirituality and a novel, A Moth to the Flame: The Life of Sufi Poet Rumi. Her new bestselling book, The Inner Work of Age: Shifting from Role to Soulextends her work on the Shadow into midlife and beyond and explores aging as a spiritual practice. It won both the 2021 American Book Fest Award and the 2021 Best Indie Book Award for best inspirational non-fiction. Connie has been doing contemplative practices for more than 50 years. She is a wife, stepmother, and grandmother. After all these roles, she’s practicing the shift from role to soul. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/137058/become-the-wise-elder-inner-personal-and-soul-work

About Dr. Paula Joyce:

Dr. Paula, The Life Doctor, has helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their health, wealth, and relationships through writing, coaching, and speaking. Her clients attain success, achieve breakthrough thinking and enhanced productivity with her Ultimate Creative Problem Solving Process, which aligns and integrates information in both sides of the brain. Clients dissolve hidden fears and blocks, solve challenging problems and reach their goals.

Despite being told she couldn’t write creatively, paint or dance, Dr. Paula is a best-selling author, an internationally shown artist and an accomplished Argentine Tango dancer. She broke the family rules by being a working mother who did postdoctoral work at Yale and was Director of Leadership Development and Organizational Health in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch school district where she coached and trained C-level executives. She overcame emotional, mental, physical, and sexual abuse and learned to see the positive in every experience and feel the gratitude for all of it.

Dr. Paula co-authored a best-seller, Nothing But Net. Her first e-book is 33 Tips for Self-Empowerment. She has spoken to organizations such as: American Express Financial Services, Baylor University Medical Center and Jung Society. Dr. Paula was featured in USA Today, Dallas Morning News, Voyage Dallas Magazine, Texas Jewish Post and on national television and radio. She was named one of 15 Best Life Coaches in Dallas for 2018-2022 and recognized by The National Academy of Best-Selling Authors.

“Dr Paula Joyce is a gift to all of us and she keeps on giving.  Her incite and knowledge about living and how to eliminate negativity in our lives is paramount in these times.  She teaches us how to reframe our thoughts and learn how to invite love, joy and prosperity into our hearts and minds. I’m honored to work directly with her and on behalf of the Network, we are grateful she’s a part of the VoiceAmerica family of professional hosts.” Sandra Rogers, Senior Executive Producer of Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit.

If you have any questions about the show or would like to advertise your products or services, please contact Sandra Rogers at sandra.rogers@voiceamerica.com .

Tune in at 8am PT/10am CST Live on:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2317/uplift-your-life-nourishment-of-the-spirit Feel free to call in with questions: 1-888-346-9141 The episode is now available 24×7, on demand within 24 hours of the live show.

About Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit:

Thursday at 8am Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

Learning to see life from a spiritual perspective can change the way we think, which changes everything. As we let go of fear, worry, regret, blame, anger, guilt, resentment, jealousy and shame, we can create the loving, joyful, prosperous, healthy life that we want and deserve.

The best or worst place to live is in our own mind. You will learn how to weed out the negativity and to be grateful and positive in word, thought and deed, resulting in your ever-increasing happiness. Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit is broadcast live every Thursday at 8 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel. Tune in here 24×7: Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit (voiceamerica.com)

Key words: Dr. Paula Joyce, Uplift Your Life: Nourishment of the Spirit, Connie Zweig, Inner Work of Age, aging, personal growth, creativity, spiritual development, heal painful emotions, forgive ourselves, authentic self, fulfilling life.

About VoiceAmerica
VoiceAmerica is the original digital broadcast company for the production and delivery of Live Internet Talk Radio programming and continues to be the industry leader in digital media, marketing, and distribution. We are the pioneers of digital radio programming and have been since 1999. We create and distribute over 500 unique and innovative radio programs for our millions of engaged listeners worldwide over five niche community based channels: the flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Empowerment Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, and VoiceAmerica™ Influencers Channel. VoiceAmerica™ TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. Our network channels distribute live programs daily that reach a growing domestic and international audience who connect through all devices via our mobile, desktop, and tablet VoiceAmerica destinations.

Learn more at http://www.voiceamerica.com . Download the VoiceAmerica App now to listen live on Apple and Android. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network call 855-877-4666.

Scaling Your Personal Investments from Seasoned Financial Advisor, Adam Torres

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Scaling Your Personal Investments from Seasoned Financial Advisor, Adam Torres

Phoenix, AZ: Tuesday, May 3, 2022: In this show, host Magnus Carter is joined by Adam Torres, investor turned publisher and international speaker. Adam is now focused on bringing the voices of entrepreneurs, entertainers and executives to the main-stream with his publishing brand Mission Matters

In this episode we are going to take some of the advice given to these elite individuals and bring it to you.  Adam has helped many people throughout his career and it is a privilege and honor to have him on the Making More Money for YOU! show.  We will talk about a lot of the hot topics on everyone’s mind when beginning the investing journey to some more advance topics for the seasoned investing veterans

Tune in live or on-demand 24×7 here: Nickel, Dimes, and Pennies Tuesday, May 3, 2022 (voiceamerica.com)

“We are excited that Magnus Carter, host of Making Money for You, on VoiceAmerica’s Business Channel, will be bringing this important topic to light with his expert guest, Adam Torres, as marketer, publisher, and the investor, are perfect topics for the Network’s global listeners’ consumption,” – says Senior Executive Producer of the show, Tacy Trump

If you have any questions about the show or would like to advertise your products or services, please contact Tacy Trump at tacy.trump@voiceamerica.com .

About Adam Torres:

Adam Torres is Host of the Mission Matters series of shows, ranked in the top 5% out of 2,617,524 podcasts globally. * As Co-Founder of Mission Matters, a media, PR, marketing and book publishing agency, Adam is dedicated to amplifying the voices of entrepreneurs, entertainers, executives and experts. An international speaker and author of multiple books on business and investing, his advice is featured regularly in major media outlets such as Forbes, Yahoo! Finance, Fox Business, and CBS to name a few. Prior to establishing Mission Matters, in Adam’s 14+ years in the financial services industry, he amassed a roster of clientele including 1,000+ business owners, and 3,000+ high net worth families. Before his exit, Adam was responsible for the relationship management of over 400 families with a cumulative net worth exceeding $500 million dollars.

About Mission Matters:

The Mission Matters platform is a media outlet designed to give voice to the stories of entrepreneurs, entertainers, executives and experts. In the coming years, we will continue this mission by adding to our current 30,000+ content catalogue of shows, podcasts, media and books in an effort to tell meaningful stories that will inspire current and future generations. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/136825/nickel-dimes-and-pennies

About Making More Money for YOU!:

Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Do you think investing is only for the wealthy? Or you just don’t have enough to start investing? I am here to tell you that is not the case. Making More Money for You show is a show focused on preparing you to start on the right path for a better tomorrow. To get you started on the right path you need to find out where you are now. Then from there we can start. And that comes with knowledge. The knowledge is going to untangle myths, remove misconceptions and take the jargon out of the equation. The bottom line is that everyone deserves the opportunity to have access to the knowledge to make their own choices when it comes to where their money goes. Tune in to find out how this show is going to change your life.

Tune in at 1pm PT/4PM EST Live on: https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/4065/making-more-money-for-you

Key words: AJ, Adam Torres, Making More Money for YOU, Mission Matters, Investing, Money Matters, making money, entrepreneur, podcasting, media, marketing, Magnus Carter, Jake Alinsky, Legendary Products & Services, LLC., VoiceAmerica, Live Internet Talk Radio, global listeners, world’s leading live talk radio network.

About VoiceAmerica
VoiceAmerica is the original digital broadcast company for the production and delivery of Live Internet Talk Radio programming and continues to be the industry leader in digital media, marketing, and distribution. We are the pioneers of digital radio programming and have been since 1999. We create and distribute over 500 unique and innovative radio programs for our millions of engaged listeners worldwide over five niche community based channels: the flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Empowerment Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, and VoiceAmerica™ Influencers Channel. VoiceAmerica™ TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. Our network channels distribute live programs daily that reach a growing domestic and international audience who connect through all devices via our mobile, desktop, and tablet VoiceAmerica destinations.

Learn more at http://www.voiceamerica.com . Download the VoiceAmerica App now to listen live on Apple and Android. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network call 855-877-4666.

6 TikTok Marketing Tips For Small Businesses

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6 TikTok Marketing Tips For Small Businesses

There are many out there who don’t know TikTok well although it isn’t that complicated. Explaining TikTok is not that hard – it motivates users to get on the same page using hashtags and trends and provides instructions to create content. You are going to be rewarded for making it different.

This is different from Instagram because Instagram doesn’t reward users for copying and tweaking – you might end up getting shamed for doing this. TikTok embraces this.

When it comes to the algorithm, it is way easier to grow on TikTok compared to Instagram because TikTok has the “For You” page. This will serve content automatically and it is going to show content that it thinks you like, which means for small businesses, they have a chance because they don’t need to have a huge following before their content is seen by many people.

Below are some TikTok marketing tips for small businesses.

Creating your account 

The first step if you want to grow your business using TikTok is creating an account, which seems like an easy thing for most, but there are some who have a hard time doing it. Not everyone is a teen or young adult good with technology. 

Capturing video content 

You need to have video content you will share on TikTok. You don’t have to create expensive content, even a simple video of how you do business is enough. You can record as you package orders or even run errands. You need to record even the simple tasks because it is good content for your TikTok account.

Recording such things might seem mundane, but people love watching behind the scenes. People want to know more about how the business is run. You might not know what to do with the content, but it is going to come later on.

Curating a small business “for you” page 

Like content that you might want to attract on TikTok. The algorithm is going to look at the content you like, so you need to follow small businesses on TikTok and you are going to get on “Small Business TikTok”. You are going to attract the right audience based on who you follow and what you like. This is a good way of getting into small business TikTok.

When your ‘For You’ page has content from small businesses, it becomes easier to know what they are creating and can inspire you. You might find audio and trends that you can use to make your own TikToks.

Using hashtags and trending songs

When you are ready to create the first video, you need to make sure you are using hashtags and trending songs – you can find them on the discover page. When you use a trending song, you will get a bigger audience and also more followers. Buy TikTok likes to grow your audience further. Go through the discover page from time to time and see whether there is anything tending that you can use.

Before you understand TikTok, you should do a bit of research consuming TikTok. If you don’t know TikTok, the best solution is to get on it and you will get a hang of it in a short time. it is hard to explain everything to do with TikTok, but easy to learn as you go.

Make an effort of going on the explore page at least once a day, and then have a look at the newest one and see if it can work for you or your brand.

You should always be looking for something you can make your own. There are times when you come across content that is not going to apply to you or your business, which is okay. There are many trends at any time. going through your “For You” page is also going to help.

Editing your TikToks in Apps

You can choose to create your videos using editing apps like Prequel or Splice or TikTok. The editing apps will give you the chance of splicing multiple videos together and also adding filters. The prequel has become known for trendy video filters, like videotape nineties or two-tone color filters.

Splice is the same as TikTok in many aspects, but it gives you the option of splicing your videos together. The Splice app allows you to make a video even if it is just two seconds. It also has transitions and other features. This app can be likened to Adobe Premiere Rush.

Adding your hashtags

When you are don’t creating your content and want to upload them to TikTok, you need to use four to five hashtags. You shouldn’t use more than this because it overwhelms the algorithm and it won’t know where to place your content. You have a better chance of appearing on ‘For You’ pages if you use the right number of tags. TikTok sometimes doesn’t go viral immediately. 

You don’t have to delete a TikTok, you can put it on private so it doesn’t show, then you can choose to make it visible later and see if it does better.

There are times when content goes viral within hours, but there are times when it goes viral months after posting. Just trust that people are going to see your content eventually. The above tips will go a long way in helping you with your TikTok efforts. You are going to learn more as you use the platform.

Best-Selling Authors and Earth Experts Join The Convergence on VoiceAmerica to Recap Earth Day Programs from Around the World

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Best-Selling Authors and Earth Experts Join The Convergence on VoiceAmerica to Recap Earth Day Programs from Around the World

PHOENIX, Arizona, April 28, 2022 NY Times Bestselling authors, scientists and climate experts join on The Convergence on Voice America to discuss “Humanity’s Moment of Choice: Choosing Earth”, bringing together crucial content from recent Earth Day programs around the world.  The program begins with multiple voices from Duane Elgin’s bestselling book and film Choosing Earth.  It offers up a challenging vision of the future and what it will take for humankind to effectively navigate it.  Duane Elgin is followed by NY Times two-time bestselling author Dr. David Korten, author of The Great Turning and When Corporations Rule the World.  Dr. Korten reviews his vision of the future through the lens of his current initiative with the Club of Rome:  “Ecological Civilization:  From Emergency to Emergence”.   He centers much of his commentary on The Earth Charter.  Following Dr. Korten is original Earth Charter Commission member Dr. Richard Clugston, also President of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future.  These three global earth experts are followed by British cosmologist Dr. Jude Currivan, author of The Story of Gaia and The Cosmic Hologram.  She is followed by international lawyer Laura George, author of The New Human

Joining then are leaders of two other global Earth Day program:  Scott Catamas from Awakening World’s weekend of Earth Day events in California, and Mitchell J. Rabin from the New York City’s annual Planet Heart Earth Day event.  The program closes with blessings from two spiritual leaders reflecting the wisdom of our indigenous peoples—Beth Shaw of VoiceAmerica’s Make America Healthy and Karuna of VoiceAmerica’s Convergence.  Hosts are VoiceAmerica’s Dr. Kurt Johnson, and Rev. Deborah Moldow, Director of the Evolutionary Leaders.

These programs through 2022 and 2023, both audio and video, all embrae this question of Humanity’s Moment of Choice,  by members of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle (https://www.evolutionaryleaders.net/), a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation.  All guests are members the Ecological Civilization Synergy Circle of the Evolutionary Leaders (ELs).  The programs spring from the EL’s multiple award-winning book Our Moment of Choice: Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future which appears in paperback from Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster on May 3, 2022.  Join these programs throughout 2022 and 2023 on our global Moment of Choice. They will include inspiring programs from across over a dozen areas activist engagement worldwide. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/137030/humanitys-moment-of-choice-choosing-earth

About VoiceAmerica
VoiceAmerica is the original digital broadcast company for the production and delivery of Live Internet Talk Radio programming and continues to be the industry leader in digital media, marketing, and distribution. We are the pioneers of digital radio programming and have been since 1999. We create and distribute over 500 unique and innovative radio programs for our millions of engaged listeners worldwide over five niche community based channels: the flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Empowerment Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, and VoiceAmerica™ Influencers Channel. VoiceAmerica™ TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. Our network channels distribute live programs daily that reach a growing domestic and international audience who connect through all devices via our mobile, desktop, and tablet VoiceAmerica destinations.

Learn more at http://www.voiceamerica.com . Download the VoiceAmerica App now to listen live on Apple and Android. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network call 855-877-4666.

April Showers Bring May Flowers

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

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By Cynthia Brian

 

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” William Shakespeare

If experiencing rain in a dry season doesn’t put a spring in our step, what will? After months of no precipitation, finally, in April we experienced a few showers.  A critical ingredient of California’s water supply, the Sierra snowpack is less than 40% from its peak. The drought will be with us this summer and fall but these mid-spring storms will deliver May flowers. 

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Jasmine is the delightful scent permeating the air, especially after a rain shower. The intoxicating perfume is rejuvenating. I grow jasmine throughout my landscape, various vines twining up trees. Multiple colors of bearded iris tender their brilliance in the middle of my hillside, where, after the rainfall, new weeds sprout. Proliferating is Herb Robert geranium, a fragrant weed that is pretty when small yet suffocating to other plants when full-grown. The positive aspect of this weed is that it is very easy to pull out by the roots when the soil is moist. Weeds shooting up on my gravel paths demand attention. 

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Bulbs and rhizomes are the ultimate celebrities of my garden. Once planted, I forget about them until they burst into bloom, a welcome surprise especially when other plants are failing.  If you are a beginner gardener, I highly recommend indulging in bulbs for all seasons. Most require little maintenance or effort with minimal water while providing maximum results. Some of my perennial favorites that are available in hues of white, pink, purple, yellow, and mixed colors include calla lily, gladiolus, oriental lily, bearded iris, Asiatic lily, dahlia, anemone, and naked lady. 

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The April showers also brought a swath of wild onions or more accurately, A. triquetrum three- cornered leek. The invasive, yet edible wild field garlic and three-cornered leek boast delicate white bell-shaped flowers with a distinct onion aroma. If they are growing in your landscape, enjoy them as in culinary dishes as you would chives or green onions, albeit with a stronger flavor. If you are not a fan of garlic or onions and you have these growing in your garden, it can be almost impossible to eradicate an abundant population. Also, be aware that there are other toxic species of flowers that resemble the tree-cornered leek including death camas or death lily. All parts of that plant are poisonous. The best safety method in differentiation is to only eat a plant that looks and smells like garlic or onion.

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Another edible weed that I cultivate is mustard. Young mustard greens are delicious sautéed with onions, garlic, and olive oil or added to soups, salads, sandwiches, and stews. The flavor is snappy and hot. 

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Roses are already in glorious bloom. Rose petals can be added to baths as well as salads if they have not been treated with chemicals. With Mother’s Day around the corner, perhaps you’d like to present your mom with a gift of roses? 

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These young sprouts encourage us to embrace the spirit of youth as we march into May! A heartfelt shout out to every Mom! You are our nurturers, teachers, and consolers. Happy Mother’s Day! 

Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for May

 

COMPLY with Moraga Orinda Fire district mandates by creating a defensible space around your home. Requirements include:

·      trimming trees to maintain a six-foot vertical clearance from the roof line.

·      removing hazardous vegetation.

·      clearing debris from gutters and roofs.

·      maintaining a two-foot non-combustible space around structures.

·      remove fire laddering fuels by trimming trees to eight feet above the ground.

·      cut grass to three inches or less in height.

·      remove dead or dying trees and shrubs.

·      the compliance deadline is June 1st!

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SPRAY your barbecue grill with white vinegar then scrub with half an onion to clean the grates and get ready for outside dining.

BUFF your garden tools by plunging them in a five-gallon bucket of sand mixed with a cup of vegetable oil. The sand will keep them sharper and the oil wards off rust. Small hand tools can be stored in the sand bucket. 

PLANT frost tender plants as the weather warms towards the end of the month. Ground covers, citrus, bougainvillea, and summer annuals are available for purchase. 

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SOW seeds of scarlet runner bean, sweet peas, or morning glories to climb on fences and wire. 

CUT back the dying leaves of narcissi and daffodils if the fronds are dry and crunchy. If still green, wait another month.

SNIP a few tendrils of blooming jasmine. Add them to a vase for an enchanting fragrance that will permeate your house.

BAIT the snails and slugs, pick them off by hand, use copper barriers, or bowls of beer. These slimy crawlers will devour new seedlings.

BUY ladybugs from your nursery or garden center only if you see aphids or other pests on your plants. Remember ladybugs fly to infested gardens. 

WEED, weed, weed. Because of the spring rains, weeds are ubiquitous, yet easy to pull. If they don’t have seed heads, add pulled weeds to your compost pile.

FERTILIZE lawns, trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants.

TREAT roses organically to repel aphids and fungal diseases.

SPRAY evergreen pear trees and crape Myrtle trees to treat for and prevent fungal diseases including mildew and leaf spot.

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BUY a red rose to show your love for your mother or anyone’s mom on Mother’s Day. 

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Happy Gardening and Happy Growing!

Photos and more:

https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1605/Digging-Deep-with-Goddess-Gardener-Cynthia-Brian-April-showers.html

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Cynthia Brian, The Goddess Gardener, is available for hire to help you prepare for your spring garden. Raised in the vineyards of Napa County, Cynthia is a New York Times best-selling author, actor, radio personality, speaker, media and writing coach as well as the Founder and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3. Tune into Cynthia’s StarStyle® Radio Broadcast at www.StarStyleRadio.com.

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Lezza Gibbons – The Talk of the Town!

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Lezza Gibbons – The Talk of the Town!

One of Hollywood’s great Treasures – Television Show Host and Entertainer – Actor and Author – Iconic Interviewer – Journalist – And yes, a very successful Entrepreneur and Business Leader and Philanthropist – Emmy Award Winning, legendary motivational speaker and Radio Talk Show Host, LEZZA GIBBONS is our guest this week on BizZness Watch. – (4-27-2022) 

Her fascinating life and career in Show Business, which spans decades, is enlightening and Inspirational – Lezza Gibbons’ Business Card would be just too small to list her many accomplishments. – Lezza will share her views on Living Life to the fullest and at the same time, teach us to balance Family, Success and caring for others. – She is our guest for the entire 30-minute Special Program.

One of the ALL TIME Great names and personality’s in Hollywood – From the Oscar Red Carpet to her tireless work with her Alzheimer’s Foundation – She Co-Hosted and Anchored “Entertainment Tonight for a Dozen Years – MANY more TV Hosting’s and Interview Shows are sprinkled through her Iconic career – AND, Along the way, Winning her Emmys and the hearts of millions. 

Lezza Gibons, is a name that will live on forever. – This Webcast will be Presented Live Wednesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica – Business Channel. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/136977/leeza-gibbons-the-talk-of-the-town

About VoiceAmerica
VoiceAmerica is the original digital broadcast company for the production and delivery of Live Internet Talk Radio programming and continues to be the industry leader in digital media, marketing, and distribution. We are the pioneers of digital radio programming and have been since 1999. We create and distribute over 500 unique and innovative radio programs for our millions of engaged listeners worldwide over five niche community based channels: the flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Empowerment Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, and VoiceAmerica™ Influencers Channel. VoiceAmerica™ TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. Our network channels distribute live programs daily that reach a growing domestic and international audience who connect through all devices via our mobile, desktop, and tablet VoiceAmerica destinations.

Learn more at http://www.voiceamerica.com . Download the VoiceAmerica App now to listen live on Apple and Android. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network call 855-877-4666.

Grammy Award Winning Producer Joins Living Strong Radio for 50th Episode Celebration

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Grammy Award Winning Producer Joins Living Strong Radio for 50th Episode Celebration

Living Strong Radio is celebrating Episode 50 with Grammy Award winning producer and Flipside of Adversity engineer, Keith Pelzer. He has worked diligently alongside Dr. Veirdre Jackson to help her create and deliver the ground-breaking radio show and reach more people than initially imagined.

Keith Pelzer has not only won Grammys, but is also a multi-nominated, multi-platinum selling songwriter/producer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. He has produced hits such as Jill Scott’s “He Loves Me”, “It’s Love” & “Cross My Mind,” Will Smith’s “La Fiesta,” Floetry’s first single, “Floetic, ” Musiq Soulchild’s “143, and Darius Rucker’s “My World,” just to name a few. He is one of six producers that got their professional start at “A Touch of Jazz” with DJ Jazzy Jeff.

Keith started his music songwriting and production career in the basement of his childhood home in Philadelphia. He chose to work and save money to build a small studio. Being a church musician and preacher’s kid perfectly prepared him for studio work. At the start of the pandemic Keith began a Facebook live and YouTube channel called “The Konvos” which started with him demonstrating how he makes “Siphoned Coffee” (a unique chemistry style method of brewing) which led to Keith creating entertaining and educational material from technology to testimony. Keith is a content creator in the digital eCamm Community and has gained the reputation as the Sneak A Preach Guy, & the Pastor of Southern Baptist Church of Philadelphia PA.

Log into my conversation with the thought partner behind our radical shift, innovative changes, and traction for growth. We will share strategies, mindset, and technical tips to continuing to innovate in a season of change. We are not looking to bounce back to anything. Our bounce is forward with a momentum of an up and down climb with risks and learned lessons at each twist and turn. But we are not turning back. Join us on 4/28 @5pm EST for a lot of laughs and practical tips for your Flip!

Join Dr. Veirdre Jackon on the Living Strong: Flip Side of Adversity Radio Show on Voice America. They will share strategies, mindset, and technical tips for innovation in a season of change. They are preparing to bounce forward with the understanding that there will be ups and downs with risks and learned lessons at each twist and turn. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/137091/50th-episode-celebration

Listen live on March 24th at 2 pm PDT | 5 pm EDT  or Listen on Demand:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/4019/living-strong-the-flip-side-of-adversity .

About Dr. Veirdre Jackson:

Dr. Veirdre Jackson is a woman pursuing her purpose and passion, to share her belief that she has survived her pain to be love and light for others on their journey to walk out their promise and live abundantly. As an author, speaker, veteran educator, trauma trainer, business consultant, and entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience, she has connected with thousands of men and women from around the country, cultivated leaders, forged community-based initiatives, built ministry teams, and implemented relationship-based programs that deeply impact communities, organizations, and individuals from the inside out. Her gift for turning complex concepts into practical approaches for healing shows up in her first book, 16 Principles for Abundant Living, which is a foundational guide for women’s empowerment. In her book and video series, Fearless Conversations with a Limitless God, women, and men tackle breaking the cycle of toxic thoughts that keep individuals in hiding places.

About VoiceAmerica
VoiceAmerica is the original digital broadcast company for the production and delivery of Live Internet Talk Radio programming and continues to be the industry leader in digital media, marketing, and distribution. We are the pioneers of digital radio programming and have been since 1999. We create and distribute over 500 unique and innovative radio programs for our millions of engaged listeners worldwide over five niche community based channels: the flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Empowerment Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, and VoiceAmerica™ Influencers Channel. VoiceAmerica™ TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. Our network channels distribute live programs daily that reach a growing domestic and international audience who connect through all devices via our mobile, desktop, and tablet VoiceAmerica destinations.

Learn more at http://www.voiceamerica.com . Download the VoiceAmerica App now to listen live on Apple and Android. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network call 855-877-4666.

Sherry Eklund Talks About Mental Health Awareness Month in May on Focus on Success Live Radio Show

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Sherry Eklund Talks About Mental Health Awareness Month in May on Focus on Success Live Radio Show

Fawzya Khosti, International Talk Radio Host on VoiceAmerica, and Sherry Eklund of IAmTeenStrong.com, will discuss Mental Health Awareness Month on April 27, 2022 at 9 AM Pacific Time on the Voice America Empowerment Channel.

PHOENIX (April 27, 2022)VoiceAmerica: the leader in online media broadcasting and the largest producer and distributor of live internet talk radio, proudly announced today that Host Fawzya Khosti, host of the international live talk radio program, “Focus on Success,” will be interviewing Sherry Eklund of IAmTeenStrong.com, to promote Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2022.

Sherry Eklund will discuss the importance of mental health in teens, specifically during challenging times.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 9:00am PT

Fawzya Khosti is the live international talk radio host of Focus on Success, that is broadcast live every Wednesday at 9am Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica’s Empowerment Channel (https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/4000/focus-on-success) where you can listen live and on-demand within 24 hours of the broadcast, and in one of the many syndications listed on the host page.

About Guest Sherry Eklund:

Sherry Eklund is the founder of Teen Strong, LLC.  Teen Strong is a mission driven organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of teen girls in Arizona and around the country.  Her website, www.IamTeenStrong.com was launched in 2018 and is a unique blend of life resources, information, and inspiration to support their emotional and physical health & wellbeing.

Sherry holds a B.S. in Child Development and M.S. in Educational Computing.  For the last 14 years, Sherry has been the owner, along with her husband, of Desert View Aerial Photography.

About Host Fawzya Khosti, C.HT., M.A.Ed./C.I., Ed.D. (abd):

Fawzya Khosti is an Executive Function Coach, host of Focus on Success with Fawzya Khosti on VoiceAmerica’s Empowerment Channel, and publisher of Executive Function Magazine (launching January 10, 2022). Fawzya started her own practice as an Executive Function Coach over five years ago and has helped numerous students with challenges such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, autism, anxiety, AH/HD, mTBI, twice exceptional, and memory issues improve their executive function skills and become more successful. Fawzya started her live international talk radio show in January 2021. She interviews experts and professionals with intention of helping others live their best life. In January of 2022 Fawzya launched Executive Function Magazine. The magazine is Free, Digital, Quarterly, and International. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/137065/mental-health-awareness

She has extensive experience working in the field of education and finds great joy in working with her clients holistically. Some of her experience includes teaching Psychology 101 at Yavapai College, working as faculty and curriculum designer at Western Governors University, and designing curriculum for United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS). 

If you have any questions about advertising with Fawzya on her radio show, Focus on Success, please email Tacy Trump, Executive Producer at VoiceAmerica, at Tacy.Trump@VoiceAmerica.com.

About Focus on Success Show:

Wednesday at 9am Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica’s Empowerment Channel

Focus on Success is designed to improve your quality of life by offering solutions to everyday problems with the intention of promoting success. If you are anyone who has executive function challenges, you may need to improve your time management, organization, planning, prioritization, attention, focus, memory, or problem-solving skills. We discuss topics such as, what executive function is, and the most common ways executive function challenges will manifest in everyday life, in children and adults. We speak to professionals such as counselors, educators and psychologists who offer their perspective and professional expertise, as well as their recommendations to improve your life. Focus on Success is broadcast live every Wednesday at 9 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel. https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/4000/focus-on-success

Key words: Executive Function, coaching, time management, organization, focus, problem-solving, motivation, mindfulness, organization, memory, autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, dyslexia, teens, teen issues, young adults, social skills, mental health, meditation, Fawzya Khosti, adults, hypnotherapy, Executive Function Magazine, education, self help, back to school, parenting pulse, parenting, young adult author, urban fantasy, books, reading, working moms, women, creativity, mental health month, mental health, I am teen strong

About VoiceAmerica
VoiceAmerica is the original digital broadcast company for the production and delivery of Live Internet Talk Radio programming and continues to be the industry leader in digital media, marketing, and distribution. We are the pioneers of digital radio programming and have been since 1999. We create and distribute over 500 unique and innovative radio programs for our millions of engaged listeners worldwide over five niche community based channels: the flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Empowerment Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, and VoiceAmerica™ Influencers Channel. VoiceAmerica™ TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. Our network channels distribute live programs daily that reach a growing domestic and international audience who connect through all devices via our mobile, desktop, and tablet VoiceAmerica destinations.

Learn more at http://www.voiceamerica.com . Download the VoiceAmerica App now to listen live on Apple and Android. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information about the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network call 855-877-4666.

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