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Empowerment Host, Cynthia Brian, Publishes 8th Book

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Empowerment Host, Cynthia Brian, Publishes 8th Book

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“I must be crazy to have published two books in 2018” giggles Cynthia Brian.


But that is exactly what she did.


In February, the first book in her new Garden Shorts series, Growing with the Goddess Gardener, hit the bookshelves, and in August, the third book in the Be the Star You Are!® series, Be the Star You Are!® Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World was published. The Millennials to Boomersbook marks her 8thbook thus far.

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Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital Worldis a must-read for everyone—regardless of your age. It’s an important read that will lift your spirits and renew your faith in the future of humankind,” writes Diana S. Zimmerman, Author, Entertainer, Entrepreneur, World’s Foremost Lady Magician.Devon Harris, Author, Speaker, Three-time Jamaican bobsled Olympian said “This book dispels the myth that Millennials are entitled. They are empowered and the insights and wisdom they share from their personal experiences will inspire you.”

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In this eye-opening third installment in the Be the Star You Are!®series, Be the Star You Are!Millennials to BoomersCelebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World, you will discover 55 true stories about life’s greatest gifts as told by 31 incredible individuals. Each chapter ends with an inspirational quote and a simple, fun exercise to help you embrace your inner star qualities to live a fuller, meaningful life. No matter which generation you were born into, you will gain a better understanding to bridge the gap between Boomers and Millennials while being empowered to join their ranks of greatness.


Contributors to this book herald from many races, religions, regions, and political viewpoints yet each share a common value–­–a deep desire to help readers understand that every challenge can be an opportunity for growth and change.


Each short, poignant chapter titled The Gift of…offers a true personal story, a lesson learned, a simple exercise to help implement the ideas of the story for application in life, and an uplifting quote. Each contributor (the youngest is thirteen) agreed to abide by a stringent set of guidelines with the hope that their personal insights will propel readers to live fully and tell their own stories.


Cynthia Brian’s purpose in creating the Be the Star You Are!®series is to illuminate a simple fact––we were not created equal. We are far better. We are unique. We are individuals. We each have the ability and the responsibility to use our talents, genius, and strengths to sparkle, shine, and make a positive impact in this small galaxy we call Earth. We must strive to be the stars we were born to be.

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This is an opportunity to get inside the heads of Millennials and Boomers to discover the faith, joy, loss, fear, and countless other emotions that living in a digital world has hurled onto our horizon. What may surprise readers of any age is how similar perspectives have transpired throughout history. While much has changed, much remains the same. We are humans in training. Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices is a book with a perennial view into the diversity, differences, and determination that comprise the indomitable spirit of our leaders of today and tomorrow.

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Cynthia Brian has been producing and hosting the live radio broadcast, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® since 1999 when she began on terrestrial radio in San Francisco. In 2002 she and her daughter, Heather Brittany launched the show on World Talk Radio broadcasting from the studios in San Diego. Ever since the Voice America Network acquired World Talk Radio, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® has been a live fixture every Wednesday at 4pm Pacific on the Empowerment Channel.  Tune in to this uplifting lifestyle program at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are

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In 2011, Cynthia created and began producing the young adult program, Express Yourself! training teens to be hosts and reporters. Express Yourself! airs on Tuesdays at NOON Pacific on Voice America Kids Network (http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are) with many of these young people contributing to the new book.

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“Be the Star You Are! Millennials to BoomersCelebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World is especially poignant because so many of our young radio reporters are part of the book,” says Cynthia, “and they appreciate the value that being part of the Voice America Kids Network has brought to their lives.”


“I believe that StarStyle® is the longest running weekly broadcast on the network and I absolutely love our talented Voice America crew. It is such a pleasure working with everyone and I truly appreciate the consideration, consistency, and care that everyone at the network provides to us.  In both of my new books, I salute and acknowledge my gratitude to my amazing Voice America radio family,” declares Cynthia Brian.

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Cynthia Brian is available for speaking engagements, book signings, and events. Visit her website for more information at http://www.CynthiaBrian.comand also the radio site at http://www.StarStyleRadio.com


Perhaps Libby Gill, Executive Coach, Leadership Expert, and Bestselling Author summed it up best. “Cynthia Brian continues to shine the spotlight on the great work of other people. In this beautiful compilation, she not only gives a voice to Millennials, she champions their sense of purpose, commitment, and contribution. I can’t think of a better role model than Cynthia to demonstrate how to be a servant leader. I highly recommend this book!”

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100% of the proceeds from the sale of the books purchased via http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-storewill be donated to Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 literacy and positive media charity.http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org



Be the Star You Are!Millennials to Boomers

Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World

by Cynthia Brian and 31 Stellar Contributors


ISBN: 978-1-947637-91-7 print book

ISBN: 978-1-939116-05-5 ebook

SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Success





Growing with the Goddess Gardener

ISBN 1978-1-945949968  print book, color interior

ISBN978-1-945949-60-9 ebook



About Cynthia Brian

Cynthia Brian created her first Fairy Tale Workshop in the mid-1980’s in an effort to teach simple acting techniques to the children of boomers. Since that time she has specialized in coaching thousands of millennials and boomers for acting, speaking, writing, and life skills.  In 1999, Cynthia founded and became Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity with a mission to empower women, families, and youth through increased literacy and positive media messages. New York Times best-selling co-author of Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul, author of Be the Star You Are!®, 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, Be the Star You Are!® for TEENS, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Gifts of Positive Voices Growing with The Goddess Gardener, The Business of Show Business,The Blessing of Love and Relationships,and Miracle Moments®,Cynthia Brian is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, personal growth consultant, actor, producer and host of radio and tv shows, newspaper columnist, designer, gardener, and lifestyle coach. As an empowerment architect, Ms. Brian is dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams, recognize the possibilities, and utilize their potential by implementing their unique gifts. 100% of the proceeds from Be the Star You Are! Millennials to BoomersCelebrating Gifts of Positive Voices will be donated to Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3. Cynthia is the proud Momma to two millennials and when she’s not writing, producing, hosting, speaking, traveling, or coaching, you’ll find her in her garden with her adopted barnyard menagerie. www.CynthiaBrian.com; www.BetheStarYouAre.org; www.StarStyleRadio.com


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Cry of the Seals

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Cry of the Seals

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“When ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” Anais Nin

Joven Hundal hosts a fascinating program that speaks to the elements of escape. He reads Malika Demings chapter from the new book, Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World where she writes about escaping from a turbulent childhood environment and her dreams of the future. J. Finn Wake joins Joven with her first novel, Cry of the Seals, which is all about communicating with our friends under the sea and how that would change our lives. For many, communicating with marine life would be a dream come true.

sea lions (1).jpgScientific research has recently been conducted on how dolphins speak to one another, and the idea of possibly communicating with these marine mammals is potentially transformative. In World Watch, Joven examines the plight of refugees as millions upon millions of people are displaced from their family homes. Be encouraged that escape is possible. Enjoy an escape  under the sea.  

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Bio: J Finn Wake

As a longtime freelance writer, J. Finn Wake has written hundreds of feature articles for regional magazines and newspapers, as well as essays in the Cup of Comfort series, writing under the name Jennifer Finn Wake. She has always been drawn to water.  As a child, she often pretended to be a mermaid in her neighbor’s swimming pool, swimming with legs glued together and wishing she could develop the ability to breathe underwater.  As a young woman, she swam with seals in the Sea of Cortez and snorkeled with sea turtles and schools of fish off the coast of Hawaii, always in constant wonder of the underwater world around her and the creatures that live there. She is currently the editor of a weekly newspaper and lives with her husband and two teenage sons in the San Francisco Bay Area.  This is her first novel. jfinnwake.com

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Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/106738/the-gift-of-escape-and-cry-of-the-seals

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