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Life Will Provide if You Let It

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Life Will Provide if You Let It

Life Will Provide if You Let It
By Ariel Kane

I like birds and I really like taking pictures of them. I must admit that I am partial to colorful birds – except not always. The frothy white feathers on a great white egret have been known to catch my imagination and the silhouette of a little hummingbird sitting quietly on a branch at dusk has held me in awe.

Not too long ago while attempting to capture the image of a bright bird with my camera, I had a surprising life lesson. I was keying in on what I wanted, on what I knew. All the while I had been missing something new and exciting by being focused on my desires.

Shya and I were at Caño Negro, a sleepy little village in Costa Rica that caters to nature tours, wetlands bird watching and tarpon fishing. We had been fishing for a day and a half on the Rio Frio where Shya had caught several tarpon, one being a giant, on his birthday. It was our lunch hour and Shya was tying up a few fishing flies for the afternoon; I had seen some scarlet-rumped tanagers by the dining room beneath a tree so I headed there with my camera in hopes of getting a shot.

Scarlet-rumped tanagers are a midnight black bird and as their name implies, they have the brightest of red on the backside. Their markings are very dynamic and I enjoy watching them in the wild. The hotel where we were staying had a bird feeding station and I had noticed them there but I had also seen them in a nearby tree that would be a much more natural picture.

As I drew near the feeding station, the tanagers darted up into a tree. While I could still see them, I knew it would be a really tough shot. The birds were dark, in the branches and leaves it was dark, and they were backlit by the bright, glaring light of day. Still I wanted what I wanted. The moment was arguing against it but I thought I should try. I focused down my lens and tried different settings to capture what I thought was my heart’s desire, dancing this way and that as they shifted position in an attempt to avoid me. So keyed in on getting “my shot” that I didn’t hear the man come up behind me.

“Excuse me,” he said. “You like birds?”

I turned and saw one of the nature guides standing directly behind me. “How about that one? It’s a lineated woodpecker.”

I swiveled my head to the left and on a tree was a beautiful bird. It was bright and interesting and to my delight, was easy to focus on. I gave the man my heartfelt thanks and he melted back into the dining area. For several moments the woodpecker enlarged the hole he was working on while I captured his image.

As I headed back to my room I had to smile to myself. It reminded me once again of how it is so easy to look for what we know and key in on getting the things we think we want, all based in the past. When focusing down on the known, we miss so many things. All it took for me was stepping back from my quest and listening to an expert. So sweet that that man pointed me in the right direction. Even sweeter that I followed his lead.

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Since 1987, internationally acclaimed authors, seminar leaders, radio show hosts and business consultants Ariel and Shya Kane have acted as guides, leading people through the swamp of the mind into the clarity and brilliance of the moment. Find out more about the Kanes, their seminars in NYC, in the UK, Germany and Costa Rica, the Say YES to Your Life! Meetups their work has inspired, their Being Here radio show or join their email newsletter here: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/ You can also get information about their award-winning books. Their newest book, Practical Enlightenment, is now available on Amazon.com.

The Eye of the Beholder By Cheryl Esposito

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The Eye of the Beholder By Cheryl Esposito

Cheryl Esposito welcomes David Jay, an international fashion photographer & founder of The Scar Project, a series of large-scale portraits of young breast cancer survivors to raise awareness, challenge traditional perceptions about the disease. David Jay has been shooting fashion & beauty professionally for over 20 years. His images have appeared in a multitude of international magazines & advertising campaigns. As an edgy fashion photographer, he was personally impacted when a friend in her twenties was diagnosed with breast cancer. What followed was a remarkable collaboration that led to The Scar Project. David has photographed more than 100 breast cancer survivors. The exhibition of large-scale portraits travels the world. A book of these portraits has been created – The Scar Project: Breast Cancer Is Not a Pink Ribbon. Join Cheryl Esposito and David Jay to discover the difference one person can make around the world when you refuse to look away.

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Smartphone Pictures, Men’s Health, Father’s Day By Cynthia Brian

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Smartphone Pictures, Men’s Health, Father’s Day By Cynthia Brian

If you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind stretching information, you’ve come to the right place. Host Cynthia Brian takes you on a journey of exploration that will encourage, inspire, and motivate you to make positive changes that offer life enhancing results.

It’s party time on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®. And YOU are invited! Join us LIVE 4-5pm Pt on Wednesdays or tune in to the archives at your leisure. Come play in StarStyle Country. Today everyone walks around with a smartphone. Taking photos has become a snap. But are you taking the best photos you possibly can? Master photography with a few professional tips. Health Hero, Heather Brittany, offers tips to men to stay healthy, including the latest scientific research on prostate cancer detection and how best to maintain vigor and strength.

Father’s Day is Sunday and the best gift you have give you Dad if you are fortunate enough to have him around is to write him a note to tell him how much he means to you. Guest Bio: Heather Brittany Heather Brittany is a certified Bar Method instructor with degrees in English, Communications, and Women’s Health. Formerly she worked as a reproductive assistant and is also very keen on helping men stay healthy by getting necessary check-ups. Heather is currently working in the wine industry and touts the wellness benefits of a daily glass of vino for both men and women.

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The Essential Moment: Click! By Cheryl Esposito

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The Essential Moment: Click! By Cheryl Esposito

Cheryl Esposito welcomes Carl Studna, world-renowned photographer, teacher, and author of CLICK! Choosing Love…One Frame at a Time. Carl’s intimate portraits of influential people ranging from Paul McCartney to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, are published and known worldwide. Why do photos matter? Carl says they are a “split moment in time” that is forever stilled. His work is to love the moment into being…with patience, compassion, and a way of seeing that allows the moment to reveal itself. People often tell him that they hate having their photo taken – even celebrities whose photos are seen around the world. Carl sees his role as helping them through the door of self-doubt, self-judgment and fear of being seen a certain way. Carl has created the LuminEssence Method©, a transformative process to help people show up in full presence of who they are…in front of the camera and beyond. Join Cheryl Esposito and Carl Studna to learn to allow your essential self to be revealed…Click!

Iconic Photographer Guy Webster

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Iconic Photographer Guy Webster

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Making Life Brighter Just Got Better as Music Month Continues! On the Health and Wellness Channel On VoiceAmerica, join Winifred as she sits down with Iconic Rock and Roll Photographer, and Legendary Photographer To The Stars, Guy Webster, for a behind-the-scenes look into his new book, Big Shots.

Big Shots showcases the never-before-seen photos of Making Life Brighter Just Got Better as Music Month Continues! On the Health and Wellness Channel On VoiceAmerica, join Winifred as she sits down with Iconic Rock and Roll Photographer, and Legendary Photographer To The Stars, Guy Webster, for a behind-the-scenes look into his new book, Big Shots. as well as many of Guy’s favorite Movie Stars.

Listen to his amazing stories with The Rolling Stones, Ted Danson, Bob Dylan, and how he made his way to success just missing a tour to vietnam! It’s just the beginning with Guy Webster and you won’t want to miss this!

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One of the early innovators of rock-and-roll photography, renowned photographer Guy Webster has spanned the worlds of music, films and politics in a stellar 40-year career. While shooting album covers and billboards for groups that included The Rolling Stones, The Mamas and the Papas, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel and Chicago, he also photographed such film legends as Rita Hayworth, Dean Martin and Natalie Wood.

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As the primary celebrity photographer for hundreds of worldwide magazines, Webster’s artistry has captured a vast range of talent and luminaries from Igor Stravinski, Truman Capote and Zubin Mehta to Barbara Streisand, Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ted Danson. Presidential subjects have included Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

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Today, Webster is still shooting in his studio in Venice, California, while pursuing his passions for family and vintage motorcycles. A documentary about his photographic work is in progress, with past and upcoming gallery exhibits in Spain, Italy and England, as well as Martha’s Vineyard, New York and California.

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