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Become The Leader You Want to Be

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Become The Leader You Want to Be

Learning to be a leader by doing was the message delivered by Kim Kimberly Kristenson-Lee of the Labyrinth Leadership Group and Greg Robbins, retired energy industry executive,  during a recent Career Central podcast. Greg who rose to be an executive in the Energy Industry and Kim who was his leadership coach shared their perspectives on the importance of coaching and the best way to utilize a coach.

Greg started seeking help developing leadership skills early in his career. He initiated his first 360 review. Poured over the data. He reviewed the evaluations then filed them in a safe place and went on working. He continued to seek input from superiors, subordinates, and colleagues and began to realize he needed help turning the data into an action plan. He began to seek out leadership coaching.

Kim became Greg’s coach at a point in his career when many executives go into autopilot, the years right before retirement. Greg decided to engage a leadership coach because he wanted to ensure a smooth transition of his team to a new executive.

Asked what advice Greg would give to those wanting to move into leadership roles was to start now, the earlier in your career the better. His other advice:

  • Decide where you want to be in five-ten years. As Steven Covey says, “Start with the end in mind.”
  • Create a detailed career development plan-if your company has a template use it. If not, create your own.
  • Once you have a career development plan implement it. Develop milestones for achieving your goal: training, mentoring, or asking for challenging assignments are a few options.
  • Seek and use feedback on your efforts to develop your leadership skills.

Kim reinforced the importance of getting feedback. The only way to know if you are becoming the leader you want to be is by getting feedback from those you lead and those who watch you lead and using that information. For the new leader or someone not prepared to handle a lot of feedback, she suggested starting with one person you trusted and then building up to a 360 review. She also strongly recommended that individuals wanting to build their leadership skills use assessment to determine their strengths. She felt everyone could become a successful leader once they identified the strengths they could use to build on.

Kim also shared insights into how to pick a leadership coach. Greg reinforced the importance of finding a coach that would listen, accept the goals you want to achieve, and then work with you to achieve them. Kim encouraged listeners to use the International Coaching Federation list of coaches as a starting point. Then, interview coaches to make sure they meet the standards Greg set; willing to listen, accept your goals, and work with you to achieve them.

To listen to all insights and advice Kim and Greg shared, check out their interview.

Lorraine Beaman is the CEO of Interview2work LLC and host of Career Central which is broadcast live every Monday at 11 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel. Each week, she interviews professionals about real-world strategies listeners can use to develop and advance their careers.

 

Dr. David T.W. Wong Shares Saliva Diagnosis Breakthrough On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

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Dr. David T.W. Wong Shares Saliva Diagnosis Breakthrough On Sharon Kleyne Talk Radio

Global Health Olympics™ Founder Sharon Kleyne Teaches Importance of Mask & Water for Immunity Strength Protection. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® Trade Secret pH-Balanced Water Sponsors Power of Water® Water Life Science® Sharon Kleyne VoiceAmerica.

Guest: currently chair of the NCI Liquid Biopsy Consortium and chartered member and co-chair of the NIH CSR Cancer Biomarker Study Section (CBSS).

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Dr. David T.W. Wong, DMD, DMSC, Felix & Mildred Yip Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean of Research and Director of the Oral/Head and Neck Oncology Research Center at UCLA, has studied how saliva can be tested to find a host of pathogens that may be attacking the body, including the COVID-19 virus.

Sharon Kleyne, internationally respected water technology researcher and 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, has been teaching every week that spit is a primary carrier of sickness and disease. “That is why we all must mask up for safety,” says Kleyne. “Every time you open your mouth,” says Kleyne, “more than 3,000 particles of mostly invisible spit fly into the atmosphere and can penetrate the oral and nasal cavities, as well as the organ of the eye, infecting others with viruses and disease.” Kleyne insists that it is common sense to wear a mask to protect oneself and others, too.

Wong, also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), Fellow of AADR, past member of the ADA Council of Scientific Affairs and past president of American Association of Dental Research (AADR), teaches that people don’t really know how much saliva they produce each day. Did you know it’s enough to fill a soda can? “The oral cavity is part of the body,” Wong says. “It communicates with the environment. Saliva is essential to every function such as mastication, speech and each body function.”

Wong, who has long focused on cancer research and diagnostics from saliva, reveals there are three major saliva glands that collectively produce 600 millimeters of saliva on a daily basis. Saliva assists in digestion of food, aids capability of speech, and wards off pathogens. People with autoimmune problems don’t produce saliva; people exposed with radiation in the head and neck make less saliva.

Wong shares that “the long-term goal is that in about three months a drop of saliva could concurrently and simultaneously evaluate if someone is infected with a virus as well as test immunity”.

“That is a major breakthrough,” says Kleyne. “People are so impatient with the testing during this pandemic. That’s why it’s so important to pay attention to the hygiene of the mouth.” Kleyne also wants dentists to educate patients about the oral cavity and its connection to the body’s immunity strength and weaknesses. Kleyne also wants people to brush the tongue every day. “Pathogens can thrive on the tongue,” says Kleyne.

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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 thirteen-year-old program features scientists, researchers, physicians, ophthalmologists and authors from around the world discussing new water technology, water vapor evaporation and health hygiene education and practices. This program features Dr. David T. W. Wong, DMD, DMSC.

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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

Risky Business

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“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from a cornfield.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

When you bite into a crunchy apple, eat a bunch of juicy grapes, or slather butter on roasted sweet corn, unless you’ve grown these crops in your personal garden, do you ever wonder about the life of the farmer who provides you with your food? To grow healthy, nutritional produce, farmers work daily, rain or shine, in every season, to provide city dwellers with sustenance. They get paid when they sell their harvest, yet it only takes one natural disaster to destroy their year-long labors and erase the opportunity for remuneration.

Farming is a risky business.

A few times when I was a child, our family suffered the fate of a failed harvest. The culprit was usually a heavy rain mildewing the fruit before it could be picked.  This year, the demon was the horrific fires with the unending days of suffocating smoke that smoke-tainted the grapes. 100% of our Cabernet Sauvignon will hang on the vines to rot because they cannot be pressed and made into wine. The smoke-taint is so pervasive that the taste of eating a single grape is like licking an ashtray. Most growers of red grapes throughout Northern California are suffering the same fate. There will be no check in the mail. A full year of blood, sweat, and tears up in smoke, literally!

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With global warming and climate change, farms are going to fail.  Food insecurity will become more prevalent, even in abundant America. In the face of natural, financial, and social crisis, now more than ever, we all need to learn to be food resilient by reconnecting to the land and growing our own to supplement what we buy. Urban agriculture is a buffer to economic instability building resilience through biodiversity and organic gardening practices.

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Autumn has arrived and with it the optimal time to plan before planting. Start small. Plant densely and use crop rotation for seasonal vegetables. Intermingle flowers and vegetables.  Plants need water or they will suffer and die. Until the rains come, you will need to observe your plantings to ascertain that seeds and roots are not drying out. Before you begin your planting process, planning is essential.

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How to Plan to Succeed in Planting

PREPARE your soil. Add aged manure and compost to improve absorption.

GROUP plants according to their watering needs. A succulent garden requires very little water. Astilbe and ferns require substantial H20.

CONSIDER the best time to plant. You want your plants to establish a strong root system while the soil is still warm, yet the days are cooler, but before the winter freeze arrives.

MULCH with two or three inches to retain moisture, slow the growth of weeds, and prevent erosion.  This can be shredded newspaper, bark, grass clippings, leaves, wood chips, stone, or pebbles.

FERTILIZE right before it rains so that the fertilizer absorbs into the roots and the soil.

Vegetarians seeking protein through plant-based items can choose to plant lentils, beans, spinach, chickpeas, broccoli, white cabbage, spring greens, and figs. My tiny cherry pear tomatoes are flourishing amongst the Amaryllis Belladonna and the Jacobinia in a planter box outside my kitchen window.

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When nothing much is colorful in the garden except the roses, sage, and crape myrtles, it’s marvelous to be able to pluck a few cherry tomatoes for a salad and three stalks of Amaryllis Belladonna for a flower arrangement from the same plot. I like using the multi-colored pistache berries in arrangements in the fall, but squirrels and turkeys are also claiming them as their favorite dinner. 

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Farming is not easy but becoming a backyard farmer will be rewarding and supply your family with enough produce to sustain you during good and bad times. Even a little self-sufficiency with your gardening endeavors will lower your risk of food shortages.

Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for October

PLANT clover in your lawn or as a cover crop as it grabs oxygen from the air and stores it in the soil. Birds pecking at your lawn are not eating it. They are dining on insects that could be harmful to your lawn. The birds are your friends indicating that your lawn has an invader.

RESEED lawns or install sod. If your soil is too acidic, add lime for balance. Grasses require a moderate pH between 5.8 and 7.2.

MAKE a bouquet of whatever is blooming in your garden. Russian sage and Japanese maple leaves add texture and color as do the green, blue, and rose-colored pistache berries.

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SAMPLE your grapes and make sure they aren’t smoke-tainted.

DIG and divide iris rhizomes in October. Make sure to keep a few inches of the leaves on the stems and bury the roots two inches deep, eighteen to twenty inches apart.

EXPERIMENT by planting a variety of lettuces to keep your salads fresh all season. You can even plant in a pot on a sunny windowsill and snip often. Clip the microgreens as they sprout for delicate, delicious delights.

GROUP vegetables and flowers together, especially in small spaces for maximum production.

ADD a splashing fountain to attract the birds, hummingbirds, and entertain you.

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CLEAR creek beds, hillsides, and property of dead branches and debris as fire prevention.

 

PRUNE your berry bushes, including summer raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries by removing dead canes, thinning new canes, weeding around the plant, then mulching with wood chips to keep the weeds out and the nutrients in.

JOIN the Lafayette Garden Clubs Zoom presentation where I’ll be speaking on Thursday, October 8th. For more information visit https://www.lafayettegardenclub.com/calendar

WALK in nature when you feel stressed to kick up your cognitive performance. A stroll through a park, a jog onClear brush and trees.jpeg a trail (wear or bring a mask), or a simple skip through your back yard will do wonders for your mental fatigue.

Happy gardening. Happy growing.

Photos and more: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1416/Digging-Deep-with-Goddess-Gardener-Cynthia-Brian-Risky-business.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.

Buy copies of her best-selling books and receive extra freebies, Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, Growing with the Goddess Gardener, and Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers at Cynthia Brian books banner.jpg.cynthiabrian.com/online-store. 

 

Cynthia is available for virtual writing projects, garden consults, and inspirational lectures.

Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com

www.GoddessGardener.com

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How to Balance the Three Rings of Your Personal Market Value as an Innovative Leader

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How to Balance the Three Rings of Your Personal Market Value as an Innovative Leader

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This blog is provided by David Nour, CEO of The Nour Group.  It is a companion to his interview on Innovating Leadership, Co-creating Our Future titled Curve Benders: The Intersection of the Future of Work and Strategic Relationships that aired on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020.

 

During times of uncertainty, we begin to question ourselves. We wonder if we are on the right path, are we accelerating in our leadership, or do we have all the education and experiences we need to succeed as a leader? Instead of throwing this time to the wind, the global pandemic could be used to assess our value and emotional investment.

Just like Walmart or Apple, each of us should be thinking of our perceived market value. There are essential areas that you need to focus on to make sure you are at the highest value. At a time where global jobs are at risk for significant cutbacks or replacement by accelerated technology such as automation and AI, many leaders are in a global war against obsolescence. That’s why you need to attend to all three areas of your personal market value: people, personal, and professional.

 

Core Ring: People 

Your central ring is founded on people you can’t live without: your friends and family. The core of your social sphere needs to be composed of individuals who provide a loving home and a stable social life. If your home life is unstable and disruptive, it will show up in how you lead at work. It will stifle your creativity, innovative ideas, and problem-solving with and through your team. However, when your core group is a loving ecosystem of close friendships, deep partnerships, and rich family interactions, it will provide you with the foundational support to accomplish any stress in your leadership style.

Having a nurturing infrastructure builds our leadership resilience. Many top leaders we admire confess that their success is often credited to their nurturing family and spouse.

Choose wisely who you spend your downtime with. It’s better to be surrounded by fewer authentic friendships with equal emotional investment than to be surrounded by 100 acquaintances who, frankly, don’t care about what you’re doing. The world and our leadership obligations naturally put pressure on us, and if we don’t have a solid foundation to stand on, it is a struggle to get ahead. If this is an area you think you need to pay more attention to, actively elevate it.

 

Second Ring: Personal 

No pandemic, economic crisis, or war can take away your investments in your personal development as a leader. Crisis or not, we are at a time where we are living longer: the United Nations projects that the average life will be 95 for women and 90 for men. That means we don’t just have longer lives; we are working longer too. Every leader, regardless of their tenure should be investing in his/her life-long education, spiritual grounding, and unshakable values. These are developments that are immediately in your control. Industries will always develop and evolve; therefore, life-long learning will be mandatory.

When we continue our leadership education, it will show us how to adapt and upgrade to the ever-changing framework we live by. No one this time last year would have expected we would be predominately if not exclusively working from home. Many who have thrived during this time have prioritized upgrading their digital infrastructure and mastering new remote leadership tools such as digital whiteboards.

That openness also expands to our spiritual selves. Whether you prescribe to an organized religion or consider yourself curious, we need to have personal spiritual grounding to believe in something more than ourselves.

When you focus on these non-negotiable values, they become guardrails for future direction and keep you in your preferred lane.

 

Third Ring: Professional

The final ring of your personal market value is the professional sphere. This is seen as your acumen: how you blend your knowledge and skills in the manner which you lead. Your past actions and expertise will inform your future decisions and problem-solving accurately. You will be better at cutting and adjusting productivity, revenue, and costs. This business acumen allows you to see the bigger picture, evaluate available options, and confidently make high-grade options. This is also leadership by modeling the business behaviors you want to see in others.

Your ability to focus on a few, strategic priorities necessitates leading others toward a common mission, vision, or against a possible enemy. That’s where your leadership presence comes into play. You want to captivate a room or a person. When you have them on the edge of their seat, you have honed your gravitas. Aspire to be measured with your language, hold yourself confidently, and command the right kind of servant leader attention. These individuals don’t throw around SAT words and leave their audience confused; they are succinct and careful with their message, recognizing the incredible power of the verbal and written language.

Lastly, you must develop your emotional courage to lead. There will be situations where uncomfortable topics or feelings arise. You must be willing to experience feelings like discomfort, risk, and disappointment. But the true leaders are the ones who push through the discomfort and take charge of their emotional courage and compassionately have a conversation. If you’re not willing to examine any of those things, you won’t be able to handle anything.

Are you lacking in any of these three areas? Start from the core and work your way out. If you find yourself coming short in one spot, consider investing in your growth today.

 

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

David Nour, a senior leadership/board advisor, educator, executive coach, and bestselling author, is internationally recognized as the leading expert on applications of strategic relationships in profitable growth, sustained innovation, and lasting change. The author of eleven books, including bestsellers Relationship Economics® (Wiley), and Co-Create (St. Martin’s Press), as well as the forthcoming Curve Benders (Wiley, 2021), Nour serves as a trusted advisor to global clients and coaches corporate leaders. He is an adjunct professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management and was named to the Global Gurus Top 30 Leadership Professionals list. A Forbes Leadership contributor on the Future of Work, and an Inc. contributor on Relationship Economics, Nour’s unique insights have been featured in a variety of prominent publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fast Company, Huffington Post Business, Entrepreneur, and Knowledge@Wharton. He’s also the host of the popular Curve Benders podcast.

Born in Iran, Nour immigrated to the U.S. as a teenager with $100, limited family ties and no fluency in English. He graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and went on to earn an Executive MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University. He resides in Atlanta, GA, with his family. Learn more at www.NourGroup.com.

 

Fall is Now!

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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!

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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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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.

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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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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

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