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Pass the Mustard!

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Pass the Mustard!

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“In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.” William Blake

The thunder clapped. The lightning bolted. The skies opened. 

Rain, life-giving rain.

The garden rejoices. 

The lawn, browned from the hot summer and autumn, is once again a lush verdant emerald. Fresh new leaves are beginning to unfurl on plants presumed expired. Weeds are sprouting in every crevice and worms are back working their tilling magic.  Tiny pink buds are exploding on peach trees, white blossoms already cover the flowering pears, and scarlet blooms of Chinese flowering quince, a member of the rose family highlight the barren landscape. We are smack in the middle of winter with the opportunity to learn, teach, and enjoy.

 

lush lawn.jpgAs you drive along the local roads, you’ll witness fields carpeted in yellow. This is the wild mustard plant, the magical staple of my childhood. Every year in March our walnut orchards would be blanketed in five-foot tall plants that provided my siblings and me abundant opportunities to build forts, hide from our parents, and make mustard leaf sandwiches. We’d collect the seeds, mix them with vinegar and sea salt, and make our own culinary creations. Our Dad would eventually till this beneficial cover crop back into the soil as a green manure to add nitrogen, increase drainage, and water retention.

If you planted seeds of edible greens and cool loving crops in the fall, you are now harvesting many members of the mustard family including cabbage, kale, collards, kohlrabi, broccoli, yellow mustard, bok choy, and cauliflower. Buds of Brussels sprouts are forming their “sprouts” in the axils of leaves on the stalk.  Flavor improves with Brussels sprouts after two or more frosty nights. The mustard family includes the genus Brassica whereby most of the leaves and flowers taste peppery. Since the flower pattern is in the form of a cross, the plants are referred to as cruciferous. Called super-foods, cruciferous vegetables pack a punch with disease- fighting phytochemicals, attributed to preventing cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Brassicas are also nutrient and fiber-rich with healthy plant omega-3’s, vitamin A, C, E, B-1, and folic acid. They are easy to grow from seed in well-drained, fertile soil enriched with compost.  Because Brassicas are prone to pests and soil-borne diseases, make sure to practice crop rotation and never compost the roots. Although you can use recycled containers to start seeds indoors in the winter, these plant varieties are more successful when seeds are sown directly in the garden. 

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With the recent outbreaks of e.coli infections found in a variety of leafy greens and specifically romaine lettuce, growing your own vegetables is not only less expensive, but it is safer because you have the power to control what goes into your soil. Seeds of arugula, Swiss Chard, lettuces, spinach, scallions, sorrel, fennel, and nasturtium can be succession scattered to ensure year-round eating pleasure. 

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Your vegetable garden has the potential to feed your family throughout all four seasons at a fraction of the cost of what you’d pay for equivalent produce at the market. In winter, you will rarely have to turn on a water source, and you can fertilize with your homemade compost.  When you save the seeds of your favorite plants, you also won’t have to buy new seed packets. During every planting period consider adding an unfamiliar crop that you’ve discovered by perusing seed catalogs.

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Even when the inclement weather is keeping you bundled by the fire indoors with a cup of hot tea to ease your sore throat, if you’ve taken an hour or so to sow your favorite seeds, germination will be happening underground. One sunny day you’ll walk outside to witness the miracle of nature. 

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Voila! Instant leafy greens sown and grown in your personal hearty-health home garden. 

Pass the mustard!

Cynthia Brian’s Mid Month Gardening Guide for February

PICK UP the fallen blooms of camellias to prevent the fungus Camellia blossom rot which causes blooms to turn brown from the center out. Do not compost spent blossoms. Put the dead blooms in the trash bin. 

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USE Chinese flowering quince as a spiny hedge or barrier.

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DON’T mow your lawn after a rain when the soil is too moist or you will damage the grass and cause rivets in the soil.

PLANT seedlings of celosia next month for a late spring show.

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FINAL time to heavy prune your roses. Dig canes in a rooting solution and plant in rich soil in small containers to give as summer hostess gifts.

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GROW your own Brassicas and leafy greens by sowing seeds in succession.

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MAKE homemade mustard from the seeds of wild mustard by grinding them and adding salt and vinegar.

PRUNE and shape pelargoniums and geraniums for fuller flowering.

WASH leaves of indoor plants that are dusty. Re-pot if necessary. 

FEED the birds as winter is challenging for them to find essential food.

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing. 

View photos and read more at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1226/Cynthia-Brians-Digging-Deep-Pass-the-mustard.html

Cynthia Brian

Cynthia Brian, The Goddess Gardener, raised in the vineyards of Napa County, 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 Are1® 501 c3. 

Tune into Cynthia’s Radio show and order her books at www.StarStyleRadio.com.

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Buy a copy of her new books, Growing with the Goddess Gardener and Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers at www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store. 

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Hire Cynthia for projects, consults, and lectures.

Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com

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Donate to Fire Disaster Relief via Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 at www.BethestarYouAre.org

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Yo-kai Watch: Season 1 * Interesting Plots, Vivid Animation, Fun Mix of Humor and Action

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Yo-kai Watch: Season 1 * Interesting Plots, Vivid Animation, Fun Mix of Humor and Action

Remember that time you passed gas in that super crowded elevator? Or when you lost your sock in the dryer? That was just bad luck, right? Wrong! That was the work of Yo-kai; the invisible Yo-kai all around us that are the cause of our daily annoyances!! Nate is a just a regular boy struggling to be above average at school. One day when he receives the Yo-kai Watch, he gets the chance to see and communicate with these mischievous Yo-kai. With the Yo-kai Watch on his wrist, Nate starts to form friendships with them and learn of the things that make life so complicated. There’s just one problem: they’re everywhere and they love to cause mischief! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Calista B. comments, “I have vague memories of Yo-kai Watch from when it first came to the states. I never beat the first game and I ended up forgetting about it for a few years. However from what I remember, the show reflects the game and the world pretty well.” Ava L. adds, “This is a very interesting and cool DVD to watch! It has all the qualities that make a good animated series – interesting plots, vivid and clear animation, a fun mix of humor and action all in one!” See their full reviews below.

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Yo-kai Watch: Season 1
By Calista Bess, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, Age 15

https://youtu.be/QjMPijK9JFY

 

 

I have vague memories of Yo-kai Watch from when it first came to the states. I never beat the first game and I ended up forgetting about it for a few years. However from what I remember, the show reflects the game and the world pretty well.The story follows a kid named Nate who finds Whisper, a Yo-kai, who gives him the Yo-kai Watch. This watch allows him to see Yo-kai, mischievous spirits that are invisible without the watch. The show mostly follows Nate’s adventures as he helps and befriends Yo-kai.  This seems to be the main plot of the show.  There doesn’t appear to be any overarching story or conflict. Remember, these are only a few episodes from the first season. So maybe there eventually is a set goal or conflict. However, there are a lot of positive lessons. So parents, this show is a good one to watch with your kids.

 

Nate, the protagonist, doesn’t seem particularly invested in the world of Yo-kai. He’s essentially forced to solve everyone’s problems and he seems to reluctantly just accept it. For example, when he first meets Whisper, a literal ghost, he trie to walk away from the conversation three times and he barely seems to care that he is talking to a magical ghost that appears from a capsule machine. That isn’t exactly a good way to introduce your main character.Also, the structure of the show is rather confusing. At first I thought the show had the “two 11 minute stories merged into one 22 minute episode” type of structure that many cartoons have, but no. Sometimes it’s one really long story combined with a story that’s really short. Sometimes it’s THREE stories in one episode. It’s really inconsistent. The show also seems oddly inconsistent in its tone. The show is mostly comedic, however one story has no comedy and is entirely serious. It just feels really random, but maybe it ties in with Season 2. It is entertaining overall and a series I would have probably watched when I was younger.

 

I give this show 3 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 4 to 12. This DVD is already out, so look for it.

 

Yo-kai Watch

By Ava L., KIDS FIRST! Film critic, age 10

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This is a very interesting and cool DVD to watch! It has all the qualities that make a good animated series – interesting plots, vivid and clear animation, a fun mix of humor and action all in one! I really like when the action in the story, because it makes me feel more excited and enthusiastic to watch what is going on in.The story is about Nate, a normal boy, except he has a Yo-kai Watch which gives the person who has the watch the power to see Yo-kai. Yo-kai are things that cause your daily annoyances such as, when you have bad luck and fall or, you really have to go to the bathroom but there is a really long line, or you have a song stuck in your head that you hate or dislike. The Yo-kai are mischievous and you never know when they might show up or what they might do. Also, the Yo-kai are invisible, so you can’t see them unless you have the Yo-kai Watch. This DVD reminds me of Pokemon a bit so, if you like Pokemon I recommend this for you! I am pretty sure the creators of this film got inspired or got the idea from Pokemon.

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The show is well produced and made me want to keep watching. Sometimes though, I was a little confused as to what was happening. I wished for more details. For example, the film kept switching to other subjects which are a little confusing about what is happening. Sometimes the story is not so specific. Besides that, I really enjoyed it!This show does have some mature humor. Even my mom and dad laughed at some of the jokes! But for the most part, the series is really kid-friendly and younger audiences will enjoy it or appreciate this DVD! In my opinion it is a really awesome series for kids!

 

I give this 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 5 to 18, because anyone can enjoy it. This DVD is already available so look for it!

 

Llama Llama Red Pajama – Adorable And Imaginative With Curious Characters And Adventures

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Llama Llama Red Pajama – Adorable And Imaginative With Curious Characters And Adventures
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Adventure and learning await in these heart-warming tales based on the award-winning book series by
author and illustrator Anna Dewdney. Join Llama Llama, Nelly Gnu, Luna Giraffe, Euclid the Sheep and
Gilroy Goat as they explore their safe, friendly hometown and make childhood memories. On this DVD,
watch Llama Llama at his first sleepover with friends! Learn how to share on a play date with Nelly Gnu!
Discover what makes Llama Llama’s red pajamas so lucky and so much more! Learn and play with Llama
Llama and pals! KIDS FIRST! Film Critic Ava L. comments, “Wow, this series is so adorable and
imaginative because the characters are so curious and always find a new adventure! Llama himself is
very, very curious.” Milika L. adds, “based on the book by Anna Dewdney is cute, relatable and playful.
You get to meet llama llama’s adorable friends such as the adventurous Nelly Ngu, the fashionable Luna
Giraffe, Euclid the Genius sheep and the Bully who becomes a friend of Gilroy the Goat. I love how these
friends become closer through service, sleepovers, and playdates!” Nathalia J. comments, “This kid-
friendly, adventurous, funny and teachable series, created by Anna Dewdney, will have you laughing and
giggling throughout most of the episodes. It is intriguing, attractive, hysterical and mirthful.” Denise B.,
KIDS FIRST! Adult Juror adds, “I like that there are different types of stories and not all based on the
same theme. The characters are unique because – well, how many cartoons feature llamas? I especially
like Mama Llama because she is easy to relate to and is a good mom character.” See their full reviews
below.
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By Ava La Vigne, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10
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Wow, this series is so adorable and imaginative because the characters are so curious and always find a
new adventure! Llama himself is very, very curious.
The series is about Llama, his mama (Mama Llama) and one of Llama’s best friends, his favorite stuffed
animal Fuzzy! In each episode, the characters face a problem and always seem to find a way to get
around them! Llama loves his friends and cares about them a lot. Llama and his friends go through almost
everything together. Llama and his friends are inseparable!
I like the way Noelle Wright wrote this series! It has a good plot, a very curious Llama which kids love and
finds a way to put humor into the story. I also really like the intro music. It gets me in the mood! My
favorite part of each episode is when Llama finds a problem because it gets me more into the story or
scene.This series is perfect for kids and has no bad actions or bad language. The message this show is trying to
teach is that whenever there is a problem, you can get past it. Also, it reminds you that you can do
anything if you put your mind to it!
I give this 4 out of 5 stars, because I like the lesson they are teaching. I wish there had more challenges
for Llama and his friends though. I recommend this series for kids ages 2 to 18. It is available on DVD
January 29, 2019, so look for it! Reviewed by Ava La V., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10
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By Milika Lomu, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11
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Llama Llama Red Pajama, based on the book by Anna Dewdney is cute, relatable and playful. You get to
meet llama llama’s adorable friends such as the adventurous Nelly Ngu, the fashionable Luna Giraffe,
Euclid the Genius sheep and the Bully who becomes a friend of Gilroy the Goat. I love how these friends
become closer through service, sleepovers, and playdates!
In the episode “Noisy Neighbor,” Llama Llama and his friends take up community service where they
have to clean up the yard of a scary neighbor. They are interrupted several times by the neighbor and
can’t finish their work. Eventually, they figure out who the scary neighbor really is. To find out who the
neighbor is you’ve got to watch this DVD.
I have so many favorite parts, but if I had to pick one, it would be from the episode “Time to Share.” Nelly
Ngu accidentally rips off Llama Llama’s favorite teddy bear’s arm. Mama Llama saves the day by sewing
the arm back on and their friendship is saved. At that moment, they realize that sharing is really caring.
Luna the Giraffe is my favorite character. Besides the fact that she’s so fashionable, she’s also silly and
crafty. In the episode “Lucky Pajama,” Luna helps Llama Llama spread the luck with their friends. She
does this by making accessories out of the red lucky pajamas. The music is lighthearted and made me
feel like I wanted to be apart of their town. Llama Llama lives in a little peaceful town where he bike rides
almost everywhere with Mama Llama. In this little town, everyone knows each other.
There are many messages that I took away from this, but the most important is to be kind, practice
patience and realize that your actions can affect others in a positive and negative way.
I give this film 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 to 8. This DVD is available on January 29, 2019
so look for it.
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Llama Llama Red Pajama
By Nathalia J., KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 10
Are you ready to join the adventurous characters Llama Llama, Luna Giraffe, Nelly Gnu, Euclid the sheep,
Gilroy Goat, Mama Llama and more? This kid-friendly, adventurous, funny and teachable series, created
by Anna Dewdney, will have you laughing and giggling throughout most of the episodes. It is intriguing,
attractive, hysterical and mirthful.
Adventure and learning await in these heart-warming tales based on the award-winning book series. The
stories follow Llama Llama and his five friends as they explore their friendly hometown and make
childhood memories. They face different problems, but always find a way to get around them. You get to
see Llama Llama’s get-go sleep-over with three of his friends. You also get to watch Llama Llama as he
learns to share at his play-date with Nelly Gnu, which involves his new car his grandparents give him.
My favorite part is when Llama Llama learns how to be separated from his adorable bear named Fuzzy
Llama, who is his best friend and who he can’t sleep without. I love this part because it’s unquestionably
relatable. Fun Fact: I also have my very own Fuzzy Llama, who I can’t bear being separated from. When
I’m away from home, it’s my bear CJ and my blanket Cozy.
My favorite character is Mama Llama because she is such a kind, peaceful and loving mother and
definitely proves that throughout the series. This DVD’s message teaches you valuable life experiences. It
is fantastic for kids and has no bad actions or bad language.
I give this DVD 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 2 through 10. It is available on January 29, 2019.
So, look for it!
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Denise Bloomfield
I found this DVD quite appealing. I like Llama and the other characters, especially Mama Llama. As a
mom, even though my son is now a teenager, the first episode on the DVD brought back memories about
a young child not wanting to go to bed. I also like the catchy rhyming. It’s a fun series of shows. There are
eight different episodes on the DVD featuring Llama Llama and his mama and friends. All are engaging
and have different storylines and are appropriate for young children and some may even teach children
how to share.I like the storylines because they are fun to watch. They are engaging with likable characters and perfect
for preschoolers. The shows are all animated with bright colors and different scenes. I like that there are
different types of stories and not all based on the same theme. The characters are unique because – well,
how many cartoons feature llamas? I especially like Mama Llama because she is easy to relate to and is
a good mom character. The costumes fit with the characters. Most of the scenes take place wherein
Llama and Mama’s neighborhood and in their house. They may not be memorable per se, but they fit the
storylines. The music sticks out, especially the theme song which is catchy. I can imagine young children
singing along.There is a message to the shows about being kind to others and learning how to share and be a friend.
Young children will learn things such as being a friend and how to share. I give this DVD 4 out of 5 stars
and recommend it for ages 2 to 5 years old. It is available on DVD now from NCircle Entertainment so
look for it

Love is a Rose!

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Love is a Rose!

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“Everything is coming up roses!” Ethel Merman

When Cupid shoots his arrow of amour on February 14th, more than 51% of the flowers bestowed upon the lovers will be roses.  The allure of roses dates back more than 5,000 years when rose cultivation began in China. Evidence in fossils indicates that the wild rose is as ancient as 35 million years. No wonder that the rose has symbolized beauty, love, politics, and war for the past five centuries in our modern world.

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Roses possess a classic beauty with an unrivaled diversity of shapes, sizes, colors, and fragrances. Blooms may be solitary and delicate, semi-double, open cupped, rosette, pompon, peony-like, buttoned, and ruffled. They may be single stemmed or present a bouquet of several blossoms on a stalk.  Newer disease-resistant varieties brag continuous flowering from the first bud in spring to the final pruning in winter. 

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Best of all, with a little know-how, roses are one of the easiest plants to grow in our gardens offering perennial joy.  Plant them in a formal garden bordered by boxwoods, or add varying heights of roses to a casual mixed backyard bed. Pop them in containers to add elegance to a porch, patio, or balcony. Train climbers and ramblers to grow on arches, gates, trellises, fences, and walls adding vertical appeal.

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February is an excellent month to plant bare root roses. 

How to plant bare root roses

1.    Decide where you want to plant roses. Although some varieties will tolerate a reasonable amount of shade, most roses require at least four hours of daily sunshine.

2.    Once you know the “where”, you can decide the “which”. Peruse rose catalogs and visit your nursery.  You want to purchase the right rose for the right purpose. Make sure that the bare-root roses you select are healthy and sturdy. If planting more than one, it is best to purchase the same color and type of rose in uneven numbers. For example, buy three or five of the same rose for preferable impact.

3.    Soak your roses overnight in a bucket of water to rehydrate them.

4.    Dig a hole large enough to allow the roots to spread.

5.    Spade the soil well and add compost.

6.    After removing each rose from the bucket, place the bare roots of each rose in a separate hole. The bottom of the stems needs to be two to three inches below the top of the hole.

7.    Replace the soil and tap around the rose with your foot until the ground is firm.

8.    Water slowly and deeply.

9.    Mulch with bark, shredded wood, or pine needles to three inches of thickness.  This prevents erosion, controls temperature variations, suppresses weeds, and makes for a prettier presentation.

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Maintenance of your rose garden

1.    Watering properly is key to healthy roses. Water deeply without flooding and be cognizant of your sprinkler system to assure that your roses are not over or under irrigated. 

2.    Fertilize in March, then approximately eight weeks apart starting in May through September. For my first feeding, I like to use alfalfa pellets mixed with diatomaceous earth.

3.    Although the new varieties of roses are more disease resistant, black spot, rust, and powdery mildew remain the culprits to control. Destroy any diseased, fallen leaves.

4.    If you have a plethora of other flowers, your garden will have developed a more natural eco-system, keeping most pests away. Aphids can be sprayed with soapy water, or introduce ladybugs. 

5.    Deadhead as flowers wilt and prune stems back one and a half feet after flushes of flowers to shape your plant.

6.    Once a year, usually towards the end of January, heavy prune roses removing any dead, diseased, or damaged stems. Old wood can be cut from older roses to encourage fresh growth. Shrub roses can be pruned 1/3 to 2/3. Hybrid teas and floribundas should be pruned to ¾. Leave ramblers alone or shape them according to your wishes. Remove the dead wood on climbers and cut the year’s flowering stems back to ¾.

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Whether you decide to cultivate shrub roses, old roses, rambling roses, climbing roses, hybrid teas, tree roses, or floribundas, you will be rewarded with beauty, fragrance, and the ability to create sweet-scented arrangements throughout the year. 

For Valentine’s Day, consider giving your loved one a bouquet of roses and a bare root plant! Double the pleasure! Everything is coming up roses!

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Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for February

  IDENTIFY: With the rains, fungi are at their edible best. If you don’t know how to identify mushrooms that grow in your garden, do not eat them. Buy from a reputable source and enjoy the impressive nutritional benefits of this humble fungus. Whether you eat shitake white, oyster, hen-of-the-woods, Portobello, or others, mushrooms are brimming with phytochemicals, antioxidants, and fiber, all which are packed with anti-inflammatory properties that can protect you from numerous diseases. 

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  APPRECIATE: Daffodils and narcissi have unfurled their blooms suggesting the promise of Printemps.

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  BUY: Growing with the Goddess Gardener is a gift that will give perennially. Order copies with extra freebies at http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store.

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    PERUSE catalogs to create your plan for spring planting.

    FIND a rose with the same name of your partner. If you have the dollars, there are companies that will allow you to name a rose. 

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    ENJOY this final month of garden rest before the busy spring season arrives.

Happy Gardening. Happy Growing. Happy Love Day!

Read more and see photos at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1225/Cynthia-Brians-Gardening-Guide-for-February-Love-is-a-rose.html

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Cynthia Brian, The Goddess Gardener, raised in the vineyards of Napa County, 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 Are1® 501 c3. 

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Tune into Cynthia’s Radio show and order her books at www.StarStyleRadio.com.

Buy a copy of her new books, Growing with the Goddess Gardener and Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers at www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store. 

Hire Cynthia for projects, consults, and lectures.

Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com

www.GoddessGardener.com

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Man Up! God’s Way

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Man Up! God’s Way

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I am passionate about the work I do, the call God has on my life, AND I love watching it catch fire. I love seeing men and women from all areas of the world…Step away from that very place, and into the Spirit, into God’s arms, direction, insight, and power. 

He is so good.

I watch God transform the lives of men and women, failed marriages and addictions, footholds and illnesses, confusion, anxiety, and despair…He tears down our walls, restores our foundation, and brings us back to life with the power of the Trinity, the truth of the written Word and the grace of Jesus Christ our savior.

Oh, I never imagined to be serving this way. I sometimes hardly recognize my own voice but I don’t care… I just ‘go and do’. I am just like the rest of us. We are all just doing the best we can.

And, that is what I love inspiring others to do…  To do the best you can at the life you’re living!

Something I have noticed is that men, and couples, keep coming to me for help. The first couple who came to me was lost in a web of infidelity and heartache. They were surely sent by God because KNOWING my call was to work with women, (Ha, how little we really know.) I could have easily turned them away. But, there is one question I always ask a future client…

What made you reach out to me for help?

The man answered...”I’ve tried everything but God.” 

It was like God himself spoke to me and of course, I would work with them, even though, that was never my plan. So now I am getting to the point of this blog. 

There are so many tools, groups, support and direction for women. My book that comes out this spring has a whole section dedicated to Godly men because I love these men and they are wanting a relationship with God just like the rest of us. Oh, how important it is to have strong Godly men in our homes, communities, and workplaces. 

We have a real movement in the world today, to build up strong women and I love that…But not at the cost of our awesome men. This truly is catching fire in my heart, mind, and soul and I know I am to step in. 

God is nudging me and so it goes. Last fall I began hunting for resources for the men I work with. I wanted to find a place for men to thrive, be inspired, and grow in their faith. I do a fine job with this myself, but I wanted a great place for these men to be built up by men. I am very careful to lead folks in the way God has directed, which means sticking close to the written Word. Finding a place for men that matched this was not easy. There are some awesome podcasts and individuals to follow but I wanted more. 

I wanted a community that leads men, God’s way. That is when I found Pastor Jody Burkeen. His story is passionate and real. God has taken hold of his life and he is… (right off his website) 

DEDICATED TO TEACHING MEN TO BECOME GODLY, IN AN UNGODLY WORLD.
Wanting men to stand up to the challenge God has laid out before them in His Holy Word. 

I share this with you all for two reasons. First, I wanted you to know who Jody is, to look for him on my talk show this coming Wednesday, February 13, and to be watching for future events. We’re planning a joint speaking event which has given me a burning fire to ignite the souls of men and women…..To Live, Love, Learn, and Lead God’s way. There will be more on that to follow.

For now, my second hope is that you’ll go check out his facebook page and share it with others. His work is pretty awesome https://www.facebook.com/manupgodsway/  and website http://www.manupgodsway.org/  AND TUNE IN VOICE AMERICA WEDNESDAY 7 PST, 9C, 10 EST on my Niccie Kliegl, Fulfill Your Legacy Facebook page for the live stream of my talk show ‘Living Life Within the Sweet Spot”.

Faith Infused Living…Reaches Goals Higher!
Niccie Kliegl CLC, RN

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