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SPONSORED BY THE LAMORINDA WEEKLY

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Publishers Andy and Wendy Scheck http://lamorindaweekly.com

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THANK YOU!

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VOTE FOR CANDIDATES WHO CARE ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING FOR ALL OF THE U.S.A,! 


OUR DEMOCRACY DEPENDS ON YOU!


MIRACLE MOMENT®

“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.”

Thomas Paine


MESSAGE FROM CYNTHIA BRIAN, Founder/Executive Director

Booth at Pear Festival with CIn normal times, today I would be celebrating the beginning of fall with our volunteers at our BTSYA booth at the Pear and Wine Festival where we would be providing fun activities for children, giving away books to increase literacy, and encouraging positivity. This gathering is a time to celebrate our “harvest” of serving the community, country, and world. Every year our booth has been sponsored by Andy and Wendy Scheck, publishers of the Lamorinda Weekly newspaper where I have been a columnist since 2008. Because of Covid-19, all in-person activities and events have been canceled so the Lamorinda Weekly decided to honor our autumn festivities by sponsoring this newsletter. We are grateful.

So much has occurred in the last month that it is mind-boggling. Deadly towering infernos, thirty days of red alerts and save-the-air days, falling ash, smoke-taint on red grapes, civil unrest, political nastiness, and all in the midst of the pandemic. I’ve been busy (and sadly) moving out of our office building where Be the Star You Are!® has been headquartered for the past twenty-one years.

As part of Operation Disaster Relief, we have donated over $3500 of brand new books and other goods to survivors of the California fires. We have also provided radio interviews and publicity to authors, actors, artists, and others who have had all of their personal engagements canceled due to the coronavirus. Our Star Teen Book Review volunteers have written hundreds of book reviewsto help children, teens, parents, teachers, and others discover the love of reading. We have welcomed several youth to be content providers, adding their unique voices to the public conversation. We’ve trained teens join our radio family as journalists and radio reporters.

I have never been a political person. Since the time I could vote, I have never voted a party line. As a history major, I read all the materials, vet the source, study the issues with care and caution, then vote for the people, programs, and policies that I believe will best serve the citizens of our nation. This election season is the volatile, derisive, and divisive. It seems we are on the verge of another civil war. I urge you to study the ballot carefully. Cast your vote for decency, respectability, and for the people who will empower our country, not divide it. The world is watching. Americans are waiting. Thomas Paine was astute in his words.

Be brave, be smart, be strong. Do your part. WEAR A MASK! VOTE!

Cynthia Brian

Founder/Executive Director

Be the Star You Are!®

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Cynthia@BetheStarYouAre.org

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SPOTLIGHT on AUTHOR, JOHN LAYNE

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Author, John Layne will gallop into the 2021 season of StarStyle® Radio with Red River Reunion a classic Western Fiction novel set in 1877 Texas. It follows U.S. Marshal Luxton Danner and Texas Ranger Wes Payne on their mission to seek out and eliminate the vicious outlaw threat on the banks of the Red River. They risk everything to defend the settlers and uphold frontier law. Encountering tragic circumstances along the way, the duo band together with the settlers to survive, thrive and create a safe and prosperous future for all. Fans of Layne’s distinctive style will enjoy his rich characters and period details that bring the Old West back to life. www.johnlaynefiction.com.

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WELCOME NEW EXPRESS YOURSELF! REPORTERS

Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is thrilled to welcome two new reporters to our roster, Maggie Campione and Nihal Gill.

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Maggie Campione is a seventh grade student and passionate about theater, reading, public speaking and most importantly, helping others. Her segment is called “The American Connection.” where she will present stories about community connections and staying united during difficult times. Listen to her segment beginning on October 4, 2020.

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Nihal Gill, sophomore at Turlock High School loves to play golf and is on the THS varsity golf team.  His love for music is expressed through the piano and with his love for robotics he created a non-profit called “Project Spark” to reach out to young elementary students to teach them STEM/Robotics through hands-on kits, and coding.  He incorporates the four aspects of STEM into his once a month community classes. His segment is entitled Spark the Interest. He’ll introduce topics that are important for health and wellness for teens all over the world. Nihal will debut on October 28th.


FALL KINDNESS

by Karen Kitchel 

Catch a glimpse of leaves turning golden.

     Stroll down a less traveled path.

          Inhale the scent of a new season.

               Remember this amazing autumn day!

Karen Kitchel who penned two chapters in the book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, is the Kindness Coordinator volunteer with BTSYA. She serves meals to the homeless and is a volunteer teacher, writer, job coach, and mentor. www.scatteringkindness.com

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VOLUNTEERS SPEAK UP!

Our content writer volunteers speak up and speak out by writing about what  is on the minds of the youth and adults of our country. 


Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
A judge who will never be forgotten

By Sarah McClenaghan

On September 18, 2020, America lost one of the most rememberable judges’ in the Supreme Court to pancreatic cancer: Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was an associate justice for many years and made a difference in our country. During her time in court, she was known to argue for gender equality, fight for women’s rights, contributed to civil rights, as well as the rights of workers and supported the separation of church and state.

Women would not be where they are without Ginsburg’s influence in Supreme Court, but she also made an impact on men. It is true she was a role model for women across the country, but men had the opportunity to learn from her leadership, her determination and her life. This shows that Ginsburg was a leader of all humanity, not just women, which has been to inspiration to many Americans.

Continue reading at http://www.btsya.com/resources.html

Thank you, Ginsburg.

Sarah McClenaghan is an inspiring content creator from Lancaster, PA who loves to explore, read and drink coffee. Sarah volunteers with Be the Star You Are!®

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The Mysteries of Online Learning  

by Angelica Paramoshin 

Upon the unanticipated arrival of the raging coronavirus, our society was flung into a seemingly never ending quarantine lifestyle. With this followed the forced embracement of remote learning for the many months that followed.

As a current student in high school, I was initially overwhelmed by the sudden alteration from in-person learning to fully remote. Within a few days of the unprecedented change, my mind was flooded with thoughts surrounding the questionable reality we were all living in. It was very difficult to adjust to the confined daily routine that embodied quarantine. With time however, I was luckily able to acclimate to the given circumstances and began improving in my productivity levels.

By improving my ability to complete my assignments in a timely manner, I allowed myself to not continue my interests in volunteering, but to explore new hobbies that would greaten my appreciation for the little things in life.

Continue reading at http://www.btsya.com/resources.html

Angelica Paramoshin, a content creator volunteer with Be the Star You Are!® charity, is a rising senior in high school devoting time during this pandemic to volunteering. 

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As part of our Be the Star You Are! Disaster Relief Outreach program (https://www.bethestaryouare.org/copy-of-operation-hurricane-disaste), StarStyle® Productions, LLC and Be the Star You Are!® are showcasing authors, artists, actors, poets, musicians, and many others, all of whom had had their gigs canceled and are out of work. We believe in supporting creativity that provides escape and joy, especially during tough times. Tune in to StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® on Wednesdays at 4pm PT for “Wednesdays with Writers and Performers” LIVE http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are as well as our teen program, Express Yourself!™ airing on Sundays at 3pm PT for “Super Smart Sundays” https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2014/express-yourself

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Both programs broadcast on the Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel and will be archived on that site.

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Saliva COVID-19 Diagnostics Dr. David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSC, Coming To Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

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Saliva COVID-19 Diagnostics Dr. David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSC, Coming To Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

Dr. David T. W. Wong, DMD, DMSC, Director of Oral/Head & Neck Oncology Research Center UCLA Visits Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

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Sharon Kleyne, host of the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes (https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/sharon-kleyne-hour), wants you to know that doctors can now perform a diagnosis using your saliva. This is especially important to understand during the COVID-19 pandemic. It also explains why everyone needs to mask up in public.

On Monday, September 28th at 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time, Kleyne will welcome special guest Dr. David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSC, Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research Center at UCLA, to educate the audience about saliva diagnostics. Wong is the Felix & Mildred Yip Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research Center at UCLA. Wong is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), a Fellow of AADR, a past member of the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs and the past president of American Association of Dental Research (AADR). Currently, he serves as chair of the NCI Liquid Biopsy Consortium and is a chartered member and co-chair of the NIH CSR Cancer Biomarker Study Section (CBSS).

During the program, Wong will educate listeners about his new discoveries concerning the oral cavity, saliva diagnosis, spit contamination and the roles they play in diagnosing and restricting the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, which has now killed more than 200,000 people in the United States. Even so, a segment of the population continues to resist wearing face masks in public. Refusing to wear a face mask in public deliberately puts others at risk as well as oneself. Kleyne teaches that every time a person speaks, tiny spit particles are launched into the atmosphere and can penetrate the oral and nasal cavities of others. Even the vulnerable eyes can be infected. “Wearing a mask is the commonsense, responsible thing to do,” says Kleyne. “Refusing to do so endangers the health and lives of others as well as yourself. Be smart and mask up!” If you are still in doubt, tune into Kleyne talk radio on Monday, September 28th to learn the facts.

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If you care about immunity protection for the organ of the eyes, listen to these programs.

They feature wisdom, knowledge, new technology and health tips for better living every week on the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with Program Director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV with Sharon Kleyne.

LISTEN to the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantel protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with producer and host Sharon Kleyne and program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV. This program features Nancy Yonally Coleman & James Derick.

Follow this link:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125837/be-safe-strategies-for-you-and-your-families-to-go-back-to-school-and-work-safely-during-covid

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Some recent Sharon Kleyne talk radio programs feature:

Nancy Yonally Coleman & James Derick https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125837/be-safe-strategies-for-you-and-your-families-to-go-back-to-school-and-work-safely-during-covid

Dr. David Clarke https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

Philip Paden, M.D. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125579/encore-immunity-protector-with-natures-tears-eyemist

Kevin Kearns & Ken Baum https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125437/mental-strategies-how-to-cope-with-covid-and-transfer-your-life

Nancy Yonally Coleman https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125328/drug-addiction-and-its-impact-on-immune-system-and-mental-health-during-the-pandemic

If you would like to watch a brief, entertaining educational film that demonstrates the application of the new Dry Eye Solution® technology Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, sponsor of Sharon Kleyne’s talk radio program, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gOr8TB45U

Grace Roots & SAFE Coalition Fight Substance Abuse & Addiction In Local Communities Says Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

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Grace Roots & SAFE Coalition Fight Substance Abuse & Addiction In Local Communities Says Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

Local Solutions Essential To Defeating Opiate Crisis Says Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125837/be-safe-strategies-for-you-and-your-families-to-go-back-to-school-and-work-safely-during-covid

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Grace Roots: Pathways to Wellness is a dynamic community action organization that pursues solutions for the opiate crisis. Sharon Kleyne, host of the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes, endorses the work of Grace Roots as a shining example of community cooperation and engagement. “The opiate crisis is international in scope,” says Kleyne, “yet the only way we’ll defeat it is on the local level. Neighbors must get involved in the solution. If they don’t, they remain part of the problem. Silence and lack of education are big problems in the fight against addiction and substance abuse.”

Grace Roots Board member Nancy Yonally Coleman of Grants Pass, Oregon has spent fifty years educating communities about addiction and substance abuse “Learning is the name of the game,” Yonally says about the fight. “Our focus is on community coordination and recovery. We prioritize needs, work with treatment centers and focus on nutrition, creating a foundation for healthy living.”

For example, Grace Root’s Hope Home is a transitional housing program in development for pregnant women with opioid addiction challenges. Hope Home will house four to six women and their children for up to two years while providing treatment and education that addresses with a holistic approach the myriad challenges women experience who are struggling with addiction and mothering at the same time.

Another Grace Roots program offers health and nutrition education classes to people in jail. These classes are designed to help the incarcerated take charge of their health and lives, learning new technology health hygiene habits and diet guidelines for productive, happier lives.

Another community-focused organization endorsed by Kleyne is SAFE Coalition in Massachusetts. SAFE is a regional coalition of community partners in Western Norfolk County (serving Franklin, Foxboro, Mansfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Plainville, Walpole, Wrentham and surrounding towns) who have come together to provide a pathway for support, education, treatment options and coping mechanisms for those affected by substance use disorder. SAFE Coalition does so by empowering those affected, including their families, with the tools necessary to succeed on their journey to recovery. “We understand that while I can’t, we can.”

James Derick, founder of SAFE Coalition who brings more than thirty years’ experience battling addiction and substance abuse in Boston and beyond says “there are a number of ways in which people are introduced to substances. People reach outside themselves for relief from problems. We need long-term communal cooperation and efforts so that people understand the nature of this illness. With medicated assisted treatment, relapse prevention and resources that are readily available,” Derick explains, “you have multiple agencies pulling together. With vested partners, you’re building a community to support and celebrate recovery for a lifetime. This is the way that we will wrestle this epidemic to the ground.”

Kleyne teaches that involvement, education and treatment at the local community level always leads to positive results. “We need to pull together in our communities,” says Kleyne. “It’s the commonsense way to improve health, discover cures for illness and get people back to work and school.”

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If you care about immunity protection for the organ of the eyes, listen to these programs.

They feature wisdom, knowledge, new technology and health tips for better living every week on the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with Program Director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV with Sharon Kleyne.

LISTEN to the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantel protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with producer and host Sharon Kleyne and program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV. This program features Nancy Yonally & James Derick.

Follow this link:

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125837/be-safe-strategies-for-you-and-your-families-to-go-back-to-school-and-work-safely-during-covid

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Some recent Sharon Kleyne talk radio programs feature:

Dr. David Clarke https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

Philip Paden, M.D. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125579/encore-immunity-protector-with-natures-tears-eyemist

Kevin Kearns & Ken Baum https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125437/mental-strategies-how-to-cope-with-covid-and-transfer-your-life

Nancy Yonally Coleman https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125328/drug-addiction-and-its-impact-on-immune-system-and-mental-health-during-the-pandemic

Dr. Sahil Khanna, Mayo Clinic https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125131/new-developments-in-digestive-health

If you would like to watch a brief, entertaining educational film that demonstrates the application of the new Dry Eye Solution® technology Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, sponsor of Sharon Kleyne’s talk radio program, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gOr8TB45U

CDC Backs Sharon Kleyne COVID-19 Spit Transmission Education Recommendations

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CDC Backs Sharon Kleyne COVID-19 Spit Transmission Education Recommendations

CDC & Sharon Kleyne Teach COVID-19 Spit Threat & Masking Up on Kleyne Talk Radio. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

The national CDC has clarified its explanation for how Coronavirus is transmitted and now agrees with the weekly teaching of Sharon Kleyne, host of the internationally syndicated talk radio program The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection at VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes.

“This is thought to be the main way the virus spreads,” the CDC has posted on its website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html). “There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others and travel distances beyond six feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants or in fitness classes).”

As Kleyne has been educating the public for months, it’s the spit. According to the CDC, coronavirus spreads most commonly in the air through droplets or other tiny respiratory particles that apparently can remain suspended and inhaled. “The smaller particles, known as aerosols, are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, talks or breathes and can be inhaled into someone’s nose, mouth, airways or lungs.” Generally, indoor settings without good ventilation increase the risk of infection.

“This is why everyone must mask up in public,” insists Kleyne. “it’s not just to protect yourself. It’s common sense that you’re protecting others as well. The more we mask up, the sooner we will defeat the virus and end this pandemic.”

Kleyne sees masking up as essential to getting people safely back to school and back to work. Kleyne also teaches that everyone must drink at least 8-10 glasses of pure water every day for immunity protection. People must also take seriously washing the hands several times a day and washing the face morning and night to rid the hands and complexion of harmful toxins. “Together, but only together,” says Kleyne, “will we beat COVID-19 and any other new virus that comes along.”

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Though the west coast fires and smoke-choked skies have somewhat abated, Kleyne still reminds everyone to join her in prayer for thousands of firefighters, law enforcement, scientists, medical personnel, first responders and people that have lost their businesses and homes. “Let’s pray for the heroes,” says Kleyne, “who are risking their lives so that others may live.”

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LISTEN to the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantel protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with producer and host Sharon Kleyne and program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV. This program features Dr. David Clarke, stress expert from Portland, Oregon.

Follow this link: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

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Some recent Sharon Kleyne talk radio programs feature:

Dr. David Clarke https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

Philip Paden, M.D. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125579/encore-immunity-protector-with-natures-tears-eyemist

Kevin Kearns & Ken Baum https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125437/mental-strategies-how-to-cope-with-covid-and-transfer-your-life

Nancy Yonally https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125328/drug-addiction-and-its-impact-on-immune-system-and-mental-health-during-the-pandemic

If you would like to watch a brief, entertaining educational film that demonstrates the application of the new Dry Eye Solution® technology Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, sponsor of Sharon Kleyne’s talk radio program, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gOr8TB45U

Nancy Yonally & James Derick Discover Stress & Addiction Education On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

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Nancy Yonally & James Derick Discover Stress & Addiction Education On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

Derick, Yonally & Kleyne Propose Stress & Addiction Relief on Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

Nancy Yonally, has 50 years of experience as a wellness consultant and corporate trainer Nancy fights substance abuse and mental disorders in Oregon and nationwide while James Derick’s SAFE Coalition, Inc., headquartered in Norfolk, Massachusetts, mission is to provide support services to those impacted by Substance Use Disorder. The Coalition accomplishes this goal by assisting area communities with strategies for prevention, education, peer connection and treatment options. Derick who has 30 years of experience has come to the assistance of a quarter-million people with substance abuse disorders.

Sharon Kleyne, host of the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes, educates people every week about new technology health care, the importance of pure water to mental and physical health and the necessity for getting children back to school Now.

On Monday, September 21st at 10:00 A.M. Pacific Time, Yonally, Derick and Kleyne met on Kleyne’s talk radio program to explore the stress and anxiety of COVID-19’s effect on people of all ages everywhere. “Children, especially, need to get back to school immediately,” declares Kleyne. “They are missing essential social training that can’t be replaced by staying home.” Kleyne points out that adults are also suffering, because of the pandemic and stay-at-home procedures. Incidents of abuse, drug and alcohol consumption have increased everywhere.

Yonally, formerly a Health Department consultant for the schools, is a founding member of Graceroots Pathways to Wellness, a successful program addressing substance abuse in Grants Pass, Oregon, believes that “substance abuse indicators are as broad as the population. Poverty is one of the drivers; so is experimentation, especially among our youth, and they’re getting younger and younger (8-9-10 years old). Children are absolutely indestructible in their minds,” adds Yonally. “They believe it’s not going to happen to them. They believe they can handle it. It’s just a toy, and especially among the very young, it’s just a game.”

Yonally’s goal is to wake up communities. “Denial is so dominant,” Coleman shares, “especially in the field of substance abuse. It’s difficult because sometimes when you think you know what the community needs to know, there might not always be the reciprocal response. My underlying motivator has been prevention.” The organizations that Coleman has worked with offer victims of addiction education, support and treatment. The goal for the addicted is to become stable for themselves, their families, then become team members of the community.

“There is a physical aspect to the isolation created by the pandemic,” Derick offers, “but there is also a spiritual component. Without the in-person support that existed before the pandemic, the voices inside can get really loud. These people are fighting the stigma attached to mental illness, so we at SAFE are continually messaging and calling people to let them know they are not alone.”

Kleyne, who always encourages common sense, reminds everyone that “we have so much to learn about water, body water lost to evaporation and this pandemic. People don’t have the patience our forefathers did,” Kleyne continues, “to learn about how body water loss causes symptoms of illness and disease and can lead to addictions. We don’t know it all!” Kleyne insists.

Kleyne, Yonally and Derick also hope to discuss programs that will educate prisoners about new technology healthcare and teach them to improve their diets. “Nutrition and water are so important in understanding the equation and breaking the cycle of addiction,” Derick says. “People with addictions who have come through treatment can still be drinking Red Bull and eating junk food. That person is a relapse waiting to happen.”

“Better health education can break that cycle,” says Kleyne, “and what better time to do it than while these people are locked up?”

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While the west coast burns, Kleyne encourages everyone to join her in prayer for thousands of firefighters, law enforcement, scientists, medical personnel, first responders and people that have lost their businesses and homes. “The stress these brave heroes are dealing with is unimaginable,” says Kleyne. “Please keep them in your thoughts wherever you may be.”

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LISTEN to the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantel protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with producer and host Sharon Kleyne and program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV. This program features Dr. David Clarke, stress expert from Portland, Oregon.

Follow this link: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

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Some recent Sharon Kleyne talk radio programs feature:

Dr. David Clarke https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

Philip Paden, M.D. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125579/encore-immunity-protector-with-natures-tears-eyemist

Kevin Kearns & Ken Baum https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125437/mental-strategies-how-to-cope-with-covid-and-transfer-your-life

Nancy Yonally https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125328/drug-addiction-and-its-impact-on-immune-system-and-mental-health-during-the-pandemic

If you would like to watch a brief, entertaining educational film that demonstrates the application of the new Dry Eye Solution® technology Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, sponsor of Sharon Kleyne’s talk radio program, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gOr8TB45U

Inclusive Leadership During a Crisis: How to Lead Equitably and Compassionately

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Inclusive Leadership During a Crisis: How to Lead Equitably and Compassionately

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This blog is provided by Taryn Oesch DeLong, managing editor of digital content for Training Industry.  It is a companion to her interview on Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future titled Research Findings on Women’s Access to Leadership Development that aired on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020.

“The coronavirus pandemic has cast an irrefutable spotlight on social and workplace inequity — and places an urgent demand on employers to lead responsibly and with compassion.”

This statement from a report by Time’s Up, the organization created by 300 women in the entertainment industry in response to the #MeToo movement, reflects a current concern of many leaders, especially those managing remote teams or creating leadership training programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interest in TrainingIndustry.com articles on topics related to leadership, supporting employees, managing in a crisis, and diversity and inclusion has increased in recent months — which is good. It means leaders, and learning and development (L&D) leaders in particular, are looking for ways to lead compassionately and equitably during a year that sometimes feels like a never-ending crisis.

In a recent article for TrainingIndustry.com, “Leading During a Crisis: Retooling Leadership,” Maureen Metcalf wrote that effective leaders, particularly during a crisis, have an “unwavering commitment to right action.” They identify the right course for the organization and its people, and they alter that course when needed. One right action, the importance of which has been highlighted by recent events, is inclusive leadership.

What Is Inclusive Leadership?

According to Training Industry’s glossary, “Inclusive leadership is present in organizations and leaders that make a concerted effort to promote and support diversity and equity in their teams and companies. Inclusive leaders create environments of transparency and psychological safety to encourage idea sharing and innovation by embracing perspectives from diverse backgrounds.”

In other words, leading inclusively means going beyond values statements and diversity pledges. It means ensuring equitable opportunities for all employees. It means creating an environment where people are valued for their intrinsic worth as human beings rather than on surface achievements or attributes. And, it means honoring each person’s unique gifts and contributions.

Why Is Inclusive Leadership So Important in a Crisis?

As months of COVID-19 have gone by, we’ve seen that the impacts of coronavirus have not been distributed equitably. People who already lived with inequities, such as people with disabilities and chronic health conditions and people of color, have been disproportionately affected both by the illness and by the economic fallout. And the challenges of working from home, often while managing a household with children and/or elderly family members, have placed an added burden on women, who already faced an often uphill climb to career success.

The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first crisis to have a harsher impact on disadvantaged groups of people, and it will not be the last. Fortunately, the more we develop leaders who know what it means to lead inclusively, the better equipped we will be to handle such crises in the future.

How Do Inclusive Leaders Support Their Employees?

Inclusive leaders not only strive to have teams that include diverse perspectives, but they also work deliberately to ensure that those diverse perspectives are honored and the people who share them feel that their gifts are valued and cultivated.

For example, Training Industry research has found that women who believe their managers support their career development are more likely also to have equitable access to leadership development when compared with men. This finding sounds obvious but is critical for organizations to understand, especially if they are to succeed during a crisis.

A manager’s job is not just to assign work and make sure it’s completed. In our current job market, workers are looking for jobs that go beyond putting food on the table and also provide them with development opportunities to grow their skills and advance their careers. LinkedIn Learning’s 2018 “Workplace Learning Report” found that 94% of employees would stay at their employer longer if it invested in their career, and the most common reason “employees feel held back from learning is because they don’t have the time” — in other words, their managers are not giving them support, in terms of time, to grow.

During the pandemic, employees who started working from home due to health and safety concerns found themselves with blurred lines between work and life, and many had to juggle their parenting or other caregiving responsibilities with their work responsibilities. With such demands on an employee’s time or energy, learning can all too easily fall by the wayside. During this crisis, inclusive leaders have sought with compassion to understand their team members’ needs and identify ways to support them. While it may have meant that their employees put less time in on the clock, it almost certainly meant that the work they did do was of a higher quality, because they were able to focus more of their energy on it.

How Can Organizations Develop Inclusive Leaders?

Including information on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in leadership training programs is important to developing inclusive leaders. DEI training is notoriously difficult to implement well, but in general, if a program goes beyond lip service, includes practical and relevant information, and is led by a credible instructor, it can be effective in cultivating inclusive leaders.

It’s also important to teach leaders how to coach and, especially, how to coach employees from underrepresented or disadvantaged groups. Coaching is an effective tool for behavior change and personal development. It also, according to Training Industry research, can bridge the gender gap in leadership development access. Female survey respondents who had received formal coaching reported almost equal levels of access to leadership development when compared to male respondents. Inclusive leadership training, then, helps managers learn how to provide personalized coaching that meets the unique needs and preferences of their female employees.

Finally, as Dr. Stefanie K. Johnson, author of “INCLUSIFY: The Power of Uniqueness and Belonging to Build Innovative Teams,” wrote in a TrainingIndustry.com article, “If we are to train leaders to be inclusive, we need to know what makes people feel included.” Her research identified uniqueness and belongingness as keys to an inclusive culture. In a work-from-home pandemic workforce, the ability of leaders to understand team members’ unique needs and make sure they feel like they belong is more challenging — and more rewarding — than ever.

To become a more innovative leader, you can begin by taking our free leadership assessments and then enrolling in our online leadership development program.

Check out the companion interview and past episodes of Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future, via iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, Spotify and iHeartRADIO. Stay up-to-date on new shows airing by following the Innovative Leadership Institute LinkedIn.

 

About the Author

Taryn Oesch DeLong is managing editor of digital content at Training Industry, where her work has received an APEX Award of Excellence and a Regional Bronze Azbee Award. She is also the co-host of “The Business of Learning,” the award-winning Training Industry podcast, and contributed to the 2020 book “Global Perspectives on Women’s Leadership and Gender (In)Equality” (Palgrave Macmillan). Taryn is the board secretary at The Power of the Dream, a nonprofit creating jobs for adults with autism and IDD in the Raleigh, N.C., area and a coach for Miracle League of the Triangle. She serves her faith community as managing editor of Catholic Women in Business and assistant editor and contributing writer for FemCatholic.

Back To School & Work Stress-Free Discovered On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

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Back To School & Work Stress-Free Discovered On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

Nancy Yonally & James Derick Share Stress-coping Education with Sharon Kleyne on Kleyne Talk Radio. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

Today on Sharon Kleyne’s internationally syndicated talk radio program The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection at VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes, Nancy Yonally, a wellness consultant and corporate trainer https://www.linkedin.com/in/nancyyonallycoleman/ who battles substance abuse and mental disorders in Oregon and James Derick, founder of SAFE Coalition, Inc., headquartered in Norfolk, Massachusetts will discuss and explore coping with COVID-19 stress and getting people back to school and work as safely and as swiftly as possible.

“We have to get kids back to school,” insists Kleyne, “because we’re causing them more stress and anxiety by keeping them locked up at home.” It’s true that since the assault of the Coronavirus pandemic, incidents of physical, drug and alcohol abuse have gone up and up in American households. The kitchen tables of America, once so strong, are wobbly as parents cope with lack of income and jobs.

“There is a physical aspect to the isolation created by the pandemic,” says Derick, “but there is also a spiritual component. Without the in-person support that existed before the pandemic, the voices inside can get really loud. People are fighting the stigma attached to mental illness, so we at SAFE are continually messaging and calling people to let them know they are not alone.” This is especially important when people are self-isolating for the general good. Derick points out that the mission of SAFE Coalition is to provide support services to those impacted by Substance Use Disorder. SAFE helps area communities by teaching strategies for prevention, education, peer connection and treatment options. Derick ad SAFE Coalition have come to the assistance of a quarter-million people with substance abuse disorders.

Yonally, a former Health Department consultant for schools and a founding member of Graceroots Pathways to Wellness in Grants Pass, Oregon, shares that “substance abuse indicators are as broad as the population. Poverty is a key trigger, and so is drug experimentation, especially among young people, and they’re getting younger and younger (8-9-10 years old),” Yonally says. “Children are absolutely indestructible in their minds,” adds Yonally. “They believe it’s not going to happen to them. They believe they can handle it. It’s just a toy, and especially among the very young, it’s just a game.”

Yonally believes that communities everywhere have to wake up. “Denial is so dominant,” she says, “especially in the field of substance abuse. It’s difficult because sometimes when you think you know what the community needs to know, there might not always be the reciprocal response. My underlying motivator has been prevention.”

Prevention, safety and common sense drive Kleyne to educate people that “we have so much to learn about water, body water lost to evaporation and this pandemic. People don’t have the patience our forefathers had to learn about how body water loss causes symptoms of illness and disease and can lead to addictions. We don’t know it all!” Kleyne warns, “but we had better learn fast!”

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Though the west coast fires and smoke-choked skies have somewhat abated, Kleyne still reminds everyone to join her in prayer for thousands of firefighters, law enforcement, scientists, medical personnel, first responders and people that have lost their businesses and homes. “Let’s pray for the heroes,” says Kleyne, “who are risking their lives so that others may live.”

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LISTEN to the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantel protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with producer and host Sharon Kleyne and program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV. This program features Dr. David Clarke, stress expert from Portland, Oregon.

Follow this link: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

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Some recent Sharon Kleyne talk radio programs feature:

Dr. David Clarke

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

Philip Paden, M.D.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125579/encore-immunity-protector-with-natures-tears-eyemist

Kevin Kearns & Ken Baum

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125437/mental-strategies-how-to-cope-with-covid-and-transfer-your-life

Nancy Yonally

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125328/drug-addiction-and-its-impact-on-immune-system-and-mental-health-during-the-pandemic

If you would like to watch a brief, entertaining educational film that demonstrates the application of the new Dry Eye Solution® technology Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, sponsor of Sharon Kleyne’s talk radio program, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gOr8TB45U

Dr. David Clarke Portland, Oregon Treats Stress On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

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Dr. David Clarke Portland, Oregon Treats Stress On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

Dr. David Clark President of Psychophysiologic Disorders Association on Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

Dr. David Clarke, President of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association http://stressillness.com/about.php and Sharon Kleyne, host of the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantle protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes http://www.sharonkleynehour.com do not need t be convinced that stress is a silent killer of billions of people around the world.

Clarke DrDave@stressillness.com , author of They Can’t Find Anything Wrong!: 7 Keys To Understanding, Treating and Healing Stress Illness https://www.amazon.com/They-Cant-Find-Anything-Wrong/dp/1591810647 for people with Psychophysiologic Disorders (PPD), and Kleyne are especially concerned for thousands of firefighters, law enforcement, scientists, medical personnel, first responders and people that have lost their businesses and homes while enduring crushing stress. “We all need to pray for these brave heroes,” says Kleyne.

The west coast fires are just the latest disasters that have coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic to send incidents of stress-related physical and mental illness skyrocketing. “The pandemic intensifies the stress that already exists in the lives of people,” says Clarke. “People of color, sexual minorities and women can feel additional stress; anxiety and depression; stress has gone up significantly in the 18-24, 24-30 groups. There are a lot of pathways to stress and addiction. Addictions are often serving a role of self-treatment for chronic stress resulting from suppressed emotions.”

Kleyne, an internationally recognized water researcher in water vapor evaporation of the atmosphere, believes that dealing well with stress will strengthen one’s immunity protection. “Water is the breath of life,” says Kleyne. “Many of the scientists that have come on my talk radio show have said that the body is like a battery interacting with the electrically charged water vapor in the atmosphere.”

Clark, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology Emeritus, Assistant Director at the Center for Ethics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), a Faculty Associate in the Doctor of Behavioral Health programs at Arizona State University, at the Cummings Graduate Institute and a doctor that has diagnosed and treated over 7,000 adult and adolescent patients suffering pain and other physical symptoms linked to PPD, helps people diagnose and treat stress and the illnesses that result from it. “If you can identify the sources of stress in people—which may be childhood stress or it may be stress in your life at the moment, it may be anxiety or depression connected to COVID or not—and when we can identify those issues and bring them into conscious awareness, we can treat them and peoples’ physical symptoms improve,” says Clarke.

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LISTEN to the internationally syndicated The Power of Water® & Your Health sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, naturally pH balanced water technology for acid mantel protection, on VoiceAmerica World Talk Radio & Apple iTunes with producer and host Sharon Kleyne and program director Rose Hong of Global Dragon TV. This program features Dr. David Clarke, stress expert from Portland, Oregon.

Follow this link: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125671/hidden-stresses-and-your-health

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Some recent Sharon Kleyne talk radio programs feature:

Philip Paden, M.D.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125579/encore-immunity-protector-with-natures-tears-eyemist

Kevin Kearns & Ken Baum

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125437/mental-strategies-how-to-cope-with-covid-and-transfer-your-life

Nancy Yonally

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125328/drug-addiction-and-its-impact-on-immune-system-and-mental-health-during-the-pandemic

Dr. Sahil Khanna, Mayo Clinic

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/125131/new-developments-in-digestive-health

If you would like to watch a brief, entertaining educational film that demonstrates the application of the new Dry Eye Solution® technology Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, sponsor of Sharon Kleyne’s talk radio program, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0gOr8TB45U

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