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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

Fall in a Pot

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Fall in a Pot

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“Truth comes out in wine.” Pliny the Elder

“The people who give you their food give you their heart.”  Cesar Chavez

The fires and smoke have ravaged farms and vineyards throughout Northern California, including my family vineyards in Napa County. The grapes are plump, juicy, and ripe. Harvesting would normally be in full swing this month, but, sadly, with so much smoke suffocating fields throughout the region, wineries require red grape samples to be tested for smoke taint. 

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Smoke taint is concentrated in the skins and during fermentation glycosides break down, releasing the volatile phenols and smoky flavors into the wine. The result tastes like licking an ashtray. The damage is not detectable by looking at or eating a grape. It is only noticeable in the wine. Since white wine isn’t barrel-aged nor use skins, white wine doesn’t experience this smoke taint.

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The largest testing laboratory, ETS in St. Helena is swamped with results backlogged for weeks or, as some growers are finding out, over a month away. If a grower or winery is not a client, they won’t be able to process samples until November. By then the window for harvesting will be over. The grapes will be dried raisins, not suitable for pressing. 

What this means for viticulture in 2020 is that farmers may lose their entire crop and face increased financial hardships as the grapes hang on the vines. There may not be a 2020 red wine vintage as wineries are not allowing deliveries of grapes under contract until the lab results have confirmed an absence of smoke taint. Truth is always evident in the wine.

With the stifling smoke of the past weeks, my normal September gardening tasks have been placed on pause. I am sheltering indoors and suggesting to clients and readers to do the same to maintain health as smoke inhalation peril is increased during Covid-19.  But this doesn’t mean that I’m avoiding my garden. I’ve been asked to write another gardening book and am brainstorming in my library. And, I’m bringing the fruits of my labors inside to my kitchen while I chef it up. 

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“Oh, I can smell the sauce from here,” my charity collaborator and friend, Terry in Washington, emailed me when I wrote her that, to mask the smell of smoke, I was making my family’s traditional homemade spaghetti sauce with ingredients from my waning garden. My process reminded her of being in her Italian great-grandmother’s kitchen. 

With the intense sunshine and heat of the summer, tomatoes, onions, garlic, peppers, and herbs are filled with flavor. Being Italian, neither my Nonie, Mom, nor relatives measured anything. A recipe was handed down throughout the generations by watching, doing, and adding “a little of this, a pinch of that”, lots of garlic, and several splashes of wine. We have always cooked by taste, adding spices as needed. Naturally, numerous “malfatti’s” or mistakes occurred, which oftentimes, were our greatest successes.

The best cooks that I’ve ever encountered have also been avid gardeners. Gardeners experience nature using their senses. Gardeners amber through a potager snipping, smelling, nibbling, feeling, and seeing with a profound sensitivity to the innate characteristics of each legume, bloom, or crop. Being an astute chef requires one to know how to mix and match fruits, flowers, vegetables, and herbs to enhance any dish, allowing the natural essences to imbue their zests and aromas. Food must look good, smell good, taste good, and be ultimately satisfying, making one feel good.

Autumn is harvest time. Besides eating our tasty produce now, it is also the perfect opportunity to can or freeze fresh crops to savor during the winter months. 

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What herbs can you dry or freeze:

Basil

Bay

Oregano

Sage

Rosemary

Dill

Thyme

Parsley

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I prefer to freeze basil and parsley or make “sauce ice cubes” with those. The rest of the herbs, I dry, then store in labeled jars. 

Cynthia’s Italian Family Spaghetti Sauce “Recipe”

  •  In a pestle and mortar grind together oregano, sage, rosemary, and thyme. You can also use a blender if that is easier for you.
  •  Chop red and yellow onions and several cloves of garlic.
  •  Saute onions and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
  •  Stir in chopped mushrooms.
  •  Add 3 or 4 whole bay leaves and a handful of the mashed herbs.
  •  Gently brown meat (ground beef, lamb, pork, chicken) in the mixture. If you want a vegetarian sauce, skip this part.
  •  Cut 6-10 tomatoes into small pieces. Smash half of the tomatoes. Add cut pieces and the tomato paste to the meat mixture.
  •  Pour in red wine.
  •  Tear 4 or 5 basil leaves into pieces and stir into pot.
  •  Continue adding more wine as necessary. 
  •  Simmer at lowest heat for several hours until all the flavors have melded together. Turn off the burner to let sit.
  •  Sprinkle sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Optional ingredients include peppers or eggplant. To make a Puttanesca, add olives and capers. 

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The final sauce will be thick, rich, and delicious. Don’t be afraid to make this in advance as flavors are more delectable the next day. Freeze or can any extra sauce. (I always make a big pot and freeze tubs for later consumption.)

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Pour over spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna, or any pasta. Toss lightly to blend the sauce. Top with chopped parsley, torn basil leaves, and grated parmesan. Serve with crusty sourdough, a romaine lettuce salad, and a glass of sustainable, locally grown, aged, and bottled Captain Vineyards Petite Sirah. Finish off your meal with fall fruits: a bunch of grapes, tangy tangerine segments, crunchy Asian pears, and a few figs. Buon appetito.

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What are you harvesting in your garden right now? Do you have a family “Fall in a Pot” recipe to share with others? 

My Mom taught me that expressing love came from gardens and home-made food. My Dad taught me that farmers feed the hungry and wine is the nectar of the gods. Both gave their hearts. During these very challenging times as we pray that our California vineyards survive this ordeal, let’s toast to life with a glass of local vino and welcome fall with a pot of goodness from our gardens. 

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In my next column, I plan to be outside once again offering you guidance for autumn gardening. Until then, limit your outdoor exposure when it’s smokey and make sure to water your landscape deeply in the early mornings or late evenings.  Be aware that your containers may need a daily dose of H2O.  For the next two to three months until the rain begins to fall, our area is at imminent risk of fire danger. Be ready to evacuate. Read my article on what you need to know and do to be prepared. https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1414/Are-you-ready-to-evacuate.html

For a ZOOM presentation of, “Tips, Tricks, and Tonics in the Garden” join me on Thursday, September 17th, as I kick-off the 50th Anniversary of the Moraga Garden Club. For information on this ZOOM meeting, call Membership Chair Jane Magnani at 925-451-7031 for times to join in the conversation and presentation. I’ll be participating from my patio for a light, fun, informative, and hopefully smoke-free lecture. 

See photos and more:  https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1415/Digging-Deep-with-Goddess-Gardener-Cynthia-Brian-Fall-in-a-pot.html

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Happy gardening. Happy growing.

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 c, celebrating 21 years of service to the community. www.BetheSTARYouAre.org. Tune into Cynthia’s StarStyle® Radio Broadcast at www.StarStyleRadio.com.

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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 www.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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19-year-old Sophie Walker attends a summer camp to help her get over the loss of her mother. She attends as a worker and is initially made fun of by some rich girls at the camp. But when the rich girls realize they need another girl for the archery team, they invite Sophie to join. Meanwhile, Sophie has met a mysterious man in the forest named Percy who claims to be an archery coach. Sophie gets Percy the job as team coach and Percy proceeds to turn the girls into lethal archers. Along the way, Percy also helps Sophie come to terms with the loss of her mother – in an unexpected and magical way. Enjoy Carlee S.’s review of Camp Arrowhead. 19-year-old Sophie Walker attends a summer camp to help her get over the loss of her mother. She attends as a worker and is initially made fun of by some rich girls at the camp. But when the rich girls realize they need another girl for the archery team, they invite Sophie to join. Meanwhile, Sophie has met a mysterious man in the forest named Percy who claims to be an archery coach. Sophie gets Percy the job as team coach and Percy proceeds to turn the girls into lethal archers. Along the way, Percy also helps Sophie come to terms with the loss of her mother – in an unexpected and magical way. Available now on ITunes, Amazon digital, Google Play, Vudu and Fandango Now. KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Carlee S. comments, “Camp Arrowhead is a heartwarming film with an inspiring message. It is a story about overcoming tragedy and never losing hope. When you have friends and you work together, sometimes miracles happen. It is a fast-paced film with lots of laughter and adventure.” Katie F., adds, “The production is very professionally made and the cast are incredible. Chloe Lukasiak (Dance Moms) plays her performance as the stuck-up, posh and snobby brat, Devon Dupree, especially well. Tori Keeth (Henry Danger) takes on the lead role as the heart broken Sophie Walker, with great emotion and feeling.” Calee N. adds, “Camp Arrowhead is a family-friendly film filled with laughs, drama and the hope that you have an open-mind.” Sammi B. wraps it up with, “The message in this film is that kindness and forgiveness (especially of yourself) will make everything better. It feels religious by using symbols such as a cross and angel and talking about heaven. The message is positive. I just don’t like that everyone’s problems are solved so easily at the end.”

 

Camp Arrowhead
By Carlee S., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 15

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Camp Arrowhead is a heartwarming film with an inspiring message. It is a story about overcoming tragedy and never losing hope. When you have friends and you work together, sometimes miracles happen. It is a fast-paced film with lots of laughter and adventure.

 

The storyline is about 19-year-old Sophie Walker (Tori Keeth) who recently lost her mother and volunteers at a summer camp to avoid staying with her cousins.  A kind and mysterious man named Percy (Donnie William) gives her and her friend archery lessons and they both become ace archers. The camp bully, Devin Dupree (Chloe Lukasiak), really wants to win the archery competition and she is determined to win the competition no matter what. Along the way, Sophie comes to terms with her loss, in an unexpected and magical way.

 

One of my favorite parts of the film is the talent show scene. The songs are beautifully written and performed.  Sophie sings a heartfelt song that touches everyone dearly. The emotions she expresses and the lyrics of the song really pull you in and grab your attention. Percy sings an upbeat song that leaves everyone feeling good and lifts the mood. Other characters also give talented performances.  Chloe Lukasiak portrays her role as the bully in a believable way.  Jennifer Aquino who plays Candace and Carter Southern who plays Tyler also bring their characters to life. The campground setting is perfect for the film. The natural setting, the camp buildings and the archery equipment really makes it all seem very real. I really enjoyed watching the characters develop and grow while they at camp.

The messages in this film are about forgiveness and love always prevail. Forgiveness allows peace and love and leaves viewers with hope.

 

I give Camp Arrowhead 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend this movie to ages 7 to 16, plus adults. This film is available now on digital channels including iTunes, Amazon digital, Google play, Vudu and FandangoNow.

 

Camp Arrowhead

By Katie F., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

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I really enjoyed this fun and adventurous movie! Camp Arrowhead is set in an authentic American summer camp. The actors all give genuine and believable performances. The film delivers a positive emotional message and feel-good factor.

 

This story follows 19-year-old Sophie (Tori Keeth), whose mother has recently passed away and she hasn’t been the same since. She joins her best friend, April (Joy Regullano), to work at Camp Arrowhead as her father thinks it would be a good idea for her to work through her grief. She wanders into the wood and meets an unusual old man who might just offer the help she needs and, when the archery team require some new recruits, Sophie and April are up for the task. They join the archery team and learn about the importance of family, friendship and teamwork.

 

The production is very professionally made and the cast are incredible. Chloe Lukasiak (Dance Moms) plays her performance as the stuck-up, posh and snobby brat, Devon Dupree, especially well. Tori Keeth (Henry Danger) takes on the lead role as the heart broken Sophie Walker, with great emotion and feeling. Donnie Williams plays the role of Percy, a character who is mysterious and helpful in a warm and friendly manner.  The supporting cast are great and each plays their role to a high standard, adding to the overall performance.  The set is very realistic and in keeping with the storyline.  I especially love the cabins. They look so warm and cozy. The music helps set the scenes whilst not distracting from the movie, and the character performances. My favorite part is towards the end of the film when Percy leaves a surprise gift, that leads Sophie to a very special place. I don’t want to spoil it for you all, so can’t say any more than that.

 

The message of the film is of uplifting friendship, and that time helps to heal emotional pain. We watch the girls struggle through a social divide, initially clashing, then put their differences aside and forming a bond through teamwork. It also teaches us the importance of forgiveness, no matter what you’ve done.

 

I give Camp Arrowhead 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 to 15, plus adults. This film is available now on digital channels including iTunes, Amazon digital, google play, Vudu , and FandangoNow.

 

Camp Arrowhead

By Calee N., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11

 

 

Camp Arrowhead is a family-friendly film filled with laughs, drama and the hope that you have an open-mind.

 

With Sophie’s dad going away for work all summer long, she decides to work at Camp Arrowhead with her close friend for the summer. Camp life has its challenges, especially since Sophie’s mom died just a few months ago. With the help of new friends and a mysterious older man named Percy, Sophie learns the art of competitive archery and the gift of being able to communicate with her mom.

 

I enjoyed this movie because the plot is unpredictable and has a happy ending. Directors Timothy Armstrong and Fernando De La Cruz created a movie that generates a range of emotions. The magical theme was a surprise and includes some plot twists. Actor Donnie Williams’ performance as Percy makes the magical character believable, while at the same time creating a well-loved movie character. Tori Keeth, who plays Sophie, creates a character that you hope will be able to find happiness.  With the strong supporting cast you find yourself  rooting for multiple people. The cinematographer, Ferguson Sauve-Rogan supports the film’s message by creating authentic settings that carry the magical and realistic theme throughout the movie.

 

A common theme of the movie is to believe in yourself and have faith. Many of the characters in the movie confront and overcome difficult obstacles. Although the movie promotes many positive messages, some subtle racial inequity exists. Most likely this is not what the producers wanted, but it provides a good opportunity to bring awareness to discrimination in films and creates the chance to have an open and honest conversation about racism.

 

I rate Camp Arrowhead 4.5 out 5 stars and recommend it for ages 7 to 14. You can watch Camp Arrowhead now on iTunes, Amazon digital, Google Play, Vudu and FandangoNow.

 

Camp Arrowhead
By Samantha B., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10

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Camp Arrowhead is a new feature film aimed at tween girls about friendship and loss that reminds me of a Disney Channel movie, but falls short. I wanted to like this film, but the pacing feels slow and the writing is awkward. The movie also solves all of its characters’ problems too easily.

 

The storyline is about a 19-year-old girl, Sophie Walker (Tori Keeth), whose mother died a few months ago. She is angry at herself because she argued with her mom before she died and Sophie never had a chance to make up. Her friend is going work at Camp Arrowhead and invites Sophie to join her. At camp she ends up making friends with the rich mean girl campers, finds romance with the camp director’s grandson who is in a wheelchair, and makes peace with her mom’s death with help from a special friend.

 

The sets and locations are realistic. The costumes quickly identify teen girls at a summer camp. There are some special effects at the end, but they are not very high tech. My favorite character is Sophie’s friend April (Joy Regullano), who is very upbeat and nice to everyone. The other lead character is Devin (Chloe Lukasiak), who is a stereotypical mean rich girl who is under lots of pressure to win at archery from her mean mom. She changes after she invites Sophie and April to join the archery team and they become friends. The movie has a strong moral message that is delivered through an older character, Percy, whom we later learn is not what he first appears to be. My favorite part of the film is the montage where Percy teaches the girls archery.

 

The message in this film is that kindness and forgiveness (especially of yourself) will make everything better. It feels religious by using symbols such as a cross and angel and talking about heaven. The message is positive. I just don’t like that everyone’s problems are solved so easily at the end. Most of the negative behavior such as revenge and cheating is handled when characters apologize or have consequences like getting disqualified.

 

I give this movie 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 8 through 14.  This film is available now on digital channels including iTunes, Amazon digital, google play, Vudu, and FandangoNow.

 

Erik Davis, Managing Editor, Fandango, Shares Insights about Entertainment News

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Erik Davis, Managing Editor, Fandango, Shares Insights about Entertainment News

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Enjoy Nathalia J.’s interview with Erik Davis, Managing Editor, Fandango. Erik is one of the nation’s leading movie commentators, with over a decade of experience writing about movies for Fandango, Movies.com, AOL Moviefone, Cinematical and others, as well as talking about movies on TV, YouTube and radio.

 

Erik has appeared on The TODAY Show, CBS This Morning, CNN, MSNBC, New York Live, Good Day NY, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business, CNBC, PBS and more, and he has sat on the “Masters of the Web” panel at San Diego Comic-Con three times, as well as hosted panels at SXSW and inside Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con. Erik is also a proud voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

 

Erik has worked with and edited over 100 different writers, many of whom are now at places like the New York Times, The Daily Beast, MTV News, LA Weekly, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, Indiewire, the LA Times, Business Insider, and a bunch of other sites you read daily. Follow Erik on Twitter @erikdavis.

 

Interview by KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Nathalia Marie J., age 12

Another AHA! moment

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Another AHA! moment

I’ve often described “The AHA! moment” as one of the greatest joys in life.  That feeling you get when you “get it”, when understanding comes.  It’s particularly special to me when I realize that “I knew this all along”.  Earl Nightengale used to say that only when we are ready to learn something can we really understand it.  And there’s an ancient proverb of unknown origin that says only when the student is ready will the teacher appear.  This week I had the real privilege of having one of those “AHA! moments” again.  I’ve been working to develop content for my on-line learning programs and having a Zoom conversation with Ayn Fox and she said to me “Maybe what you’re doing isn’t so much a learning experience as it is a philosophical discussion.”

AHA! Yes, indeed, that sounds exactly like what I have in mind.

You know the feeling when you are talking with someone about an idea, and you suddenly realize “I get it!”?  Or, perhaps when you are having that idea based philosophical discussion and someone in the circle exclaims “I get it!”?

That’s what I’m talking about!    This isn’t a learning experience where I can promise some kind of outcome based on learning new behavior and incorporating that into a regimen.  This is an experience of Philosophical Enlightenment which has unmeasurable and unlimited potential.  When we lead with intuition we create a foundation for intellectual growth that may have been previously unmeasurable.

I’m looking forward to sharing more details about this new project, and will keep you posted.   Please let me know what you think!

Until next week, Be Well and Stay Well!!

Why use VoiceAmerica to start a Radio Show or Podcast?

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Why use VoiceAmerica to start a Radio Show or Podcast?

Podcasts and radio shows are on the rise and one of the most consumed media sources today. Approximately 37% of Americans listen to podcasts monthly. That’s around 100 million people listening to one or more podcasts each month. This is a great way to build a company’s brand, business, and thought leadership with insightful and engaging content that educates and entertains an audience.

Why start a podcast or radio show? 

Podcasts have grown in popularity in the past few years. A 2020 study found that the increase to podcast listening has increased almost by almost 38% in the past 3 years and over 50% of Americans listen to podcasts monthly. Radio and podcasts are a great way to expand a businesses audience and increase engagement with a company. Take a look below for a few of the benefits of starting a podcast and radio show. 

Benefits to starting a podcast or radio show

A radio show or podcast is a simple and great way to connect with an ever-growing audience while educating and entertaining listeners. Here are a few reasons to consider starting a podcast or radio show: 

  • Long-form content: Radio shows are a great way to create and share long-form content to show listeners. According to a recent study by Salesforce, only 3% of podcast consumers listen to only the beginning of an episode. Most listeners intend on staying through to the end of the episode. This is a great way for business owners, companies, and industry leaders to connect, educate, and entertain their audience and attract new consumers. 
  • Interviews to support partners: Interviews are a great way to engage an audience and support business partners. The interview format helps bring awareness to the show and supports the business and person being interviewed. 
  • Personal connection with the audience: Podcasts and radio shows are a great way to connect with an audience since the shows are not scripted or heavily edited. This helps a host connect and build trust between them and the audience. 
  • Constant engagement with your audience: A regularly scheduled show can build trust and a personal connection with an audience. This will create brand loyalty and a business or individual’s thought leadership. 

Why choose VoiceAmerica to create a radio show? 

VoiceAmerica is one of the first and longest running live internet talk radio platforms in the world. For over 21 years, VoiceAmerica has been creating and producing content that has engaged and educated their audience with hosts that lead their field in a variety of industries. With a massive audience and fan base, team of executive producers, and multi-platform strategy

  • VoiceAmerica radio shows double as podcasts: VoiceAmerica shows are recorded live and streamed to the VoiceAmerica website and app for live listening, but they are also saved for our listeners to stream on-demand. 
  • Dedicated VoiceAmerica Listeners: With so many podcasts and radio shows out there today, starting and promoting a show can be challenging. VoiceAmerica has a built-in audience so new internet talk radio shows have a strong following from the start. 
  • Dedicated producers: VoiceAmerica has a dedicated team of Executive Producers to support our hosts and their shows. 
  • Dedicated audio engineers: VoiceAmerica’s audio engineering team supports our hosts and shows during the show’s live stream and pre-recorded content to ensure quality audio and a smooth delivery. 
  • Multi-platform engagement: VoiceAmerica can stream a show live through the website or app, on-demand, and hosts can stream directly to their account with Facebook Live for multiple different levels of engagement through many different platforms. 
  • Syndicated podcasts: VoiceAmerica internet talk radio shows are also available on syndicated podcast streaming services including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more. This means that your shows will be available through those major podcast distribution platforms. 
  • Social Media Support and Promotion: VoiceAmerica has a dedicated team to support and promote our hosts and their shows so that they have one less thing to worry about and focus on their audience and creating powerful and engaging content. 
  • Smart speaker distribution: VoiceAmerica offers show distribution through major smart speakers including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and more. 

VoiceAmerica’s platform is a great way to build and grow a consumer base for a variety of business, entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. With the demand and interest in podcasts and radio shows growing, now is a great time to start investing in a new media source for individuals and businesses. 

VoiceAmerica is a great option for big businesses as well as influencers looking to expand their brand and thought leadership in an industry. VA offers a variety of plans for everyone to get started on building their own show on the VoiceAmerica network. Contact the VoiceAmerica team or click here to get started on creating a radio show. 

Sources: 

https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2017/04/20-stats-about-the-2017-podcast-consumer.html

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