No Sweat, Finances, Funeral Fraud

By Cynthia Brian

Welcome to Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!® with your hosts Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on the Voice America Empowerment Channel. Our goal is to seed, stimulate, and support space for positive, meaningful conversations that will get you talking around the dinner table.

It’s hot out and you are dripping. Your sweat is not just about the steamy weather or a hard workout. The compounds in perspiration send out a scent that telegraphs your mood. In Heath Matters, Heather Brittany tells us what your sweat is saying.

Everyone is busy but do you take time to organize your finances on a regular basis? If you want financial freedom, Cynthia Brian will give you tips on getting your fortune in order, especially before you say “I do!” later in life.

Beware of funeral fraud, the latest scam of cybercrooks with fake funeral notifications. Learn what to watch out for so that your loved one can rest in peace, and not RIP off.

Listen at Voice America Network: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/79402/no-sweat-fortune-finances-funeral-fraud
Listen at StarStyle® Radio: http://starstyleradio.net/Starstyle_Radio/Entries/2014/7/30_No_Sweat%2C_Fortune_Finances%2C_Funeral_Fraud.html
Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html
Congrats to everyone who volunteers and supports Be the Star You Are!®. BTSYA has been named a 2014 TOP NON PROFIT for the 6th straight year and is one of the first to be awarded this honor by Guidestar and Great Non Profits. Visit http://greatnonprofits.org/org/be-the-star-you-are-inc. Read more: http://vapresspass.com/2014/06/21/star-501-c3-charity-honored-2014-top-rated-non-profit-cynthia-brian/

The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are. Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness.
Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, (http://www.BetheStarYouAre.org) each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.

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Read at Press Pass: http://vapresspass.com/2014/08/01/sweat-fortune-finances-funeral-fraud-cynthia-brian/

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BTSYA FREE Screening children’s show,Ann

BTSYA FREE Screening children’s show,Annedroids 8/9 at Discovery Museum in SF encouraging science & curiosity. http://ow.ly/zRck8

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Summer Fun Starring Henna and Asya

Express Yourself Teens
With the on-air Be the Star You Are!® youth reporters.
Produced by Cynthia Brian

Two energetic and enthusiastic young ladies, Henna Hundal and Asya Gonzalez star in this one hour program highlighting exciting summer activities. Henna broadcasts from the campus of UC Davis where she is enrolled in a fascinating scientific program. Asya shares her love of Pinterest and the fascinating projects she has gleaned from the site that she encourages anyone to try. The teens discuss making homemade ice cream, lemonade stands, creative businesses, and fun adventures that cost nothing to very little. The sedentary lifestyle of kids and the ubiquitous use of technology is leading to obesity, diabetes, and other diseases and our girls are adamant about changing that scene. They advocate getting up, getting out, and getting active. Ride bikes, hike, walk, run, throw Frisbees, swim, surf, skate!
The fragrance of flowers fills up the expanse to the bright blue sky. The grass glistens at the touch of flickering sunbeams. A light breeze blows gently past. It’s an opportunity for enjoying something fresh and different. It’s summertime. Go outside and play!

Listen at Voice America: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/79037/summer-activities-starring-henna-and-asya

Listen at Express Yourself! Teen Radio:http://starstyleradio.net/Express_Yourself%21_Radio/Entries/2014/7/29_Summer_Activities_Starring_Henna_%26_Asya.html

More at Press Pass: http://vapresspass.com/2014/07/31/summer-fun-starring-henna-asya-cynthia-brian/

Congrats to everyone who volunteers and supports Be the Star You Are!®. BTSYA has been named a 2014 TOP NON PROFIT for the 6th straight year and is one of the first to be awarded this honor by Guidestar and Great Non Profits. Visit http://greatnonprofits.org/org/be-the-star-you-are-inc. Read more: http://vapresspass.com/2014/06/21/star-501-c3-charity-honored-2014-top-rated-non-profit-cynthia-brian/

Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle® Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are!® charity. For information on being a guest email caiekelley@gmail.com. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Thanks for supporting teens!
For all the latest news on what teens are talking about on Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio embed this code into your blogs and web sites
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Be the Star You Are!® charity. It’s the Season of Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Buy books and shirts at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html

Buy, sip and savor coffee, tea, and hot chocolate from http://coffeethatgivesback.org through September 15, and 25% of your purchase will be donated to Be the Star You Are!® with no additional cost to you. You can also buy personal care and nutraceuticals at http://coffeethatgivesback.org and get your products delivered.

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Get a jump start on your August landscap

Get a jump start on your August landscape & drought tips with Cynthia Brian’s Garden Guide, Lamorinda Weekly. http://ow.ly/zNGI4

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Cynthia Brian’s Gardening Guide for August

By Cynthia Brian

“I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but, it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks
as if they were great and noble.”
                                                  ~ Helen Keller

There are many ways to tackle a task.

With a drought in full swing, those of us with lawns are investigating every avenue to keep our playgrounds verdant. In Los Angeles, lawn painting has become a new lucrative business using non-toxic permanent dye applied to stressed grass. The green application lasts about twelve weeks without color fade or run-off. When the rains come, most lawns grow back on their own.

On a different path to encourage continued love of gardening, a client of mine decided to take things into her own hands. Her three-year old grand daughter was distressed that the pebbles the tyke planted in “Granny’s garden” hadn’t sprouted. Using twigs, broken jewelry pieces, shiny rocks from her floral arrangements and a glue gun, Grandma fashioned flowers to “grow” and planted them in the plot. The next day the excitement when the toddler witnessed the stone blooms was beyond priceless.

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in California, yet another sign that no matter what the climatic changes, gardeners will find a way to survive the elements to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

⎫ DIG technology with the Easy Gardening Tips app from Suntory®. It’s a digital magazine with tips on designing decks, summer canning, palette picking, and more. Download free at the App Store.
⎫ STAKE tall gladiolus before they topple in the wind and protect from the deer who love to nibble the blooms.
⎫ TASTE summer by mashing mint for garden fresh mojitos. Grow all mints in containers as mint is invasive. Can you and your friends can drink that many juleps or mojitos?
⎫ LEARN the difference between bees and yellow jackets. Bees feed all year long on the lavender and rosemary which require only rainwater, while the yellow jackets feed on your picnic or barbecue. Save the bees, call Vector Control for the yellow jackets. (925) 685-9301
⎫ PERUSE spring bulb catalogues to get your order in this month for fall delivery.
⎫ DEADHEAD roses weekly to elongate the blooming season.
⎫ FILL hummingbird feeders with a homemade concoction of boiled water with sugar. No need to add food coloring.
⎫ REPOT indoor plants in a one size larger container when they begin to droop. Roots need fresh potting soil to thrive.
⎫ PRUNE clematis sparingly after blooms are finished. Save the dark stems, cut away the light stems. Depending on your variety, clematis bloom on new, old, or a combination of the two woods.
⎫ ENROLL in a free composting class through Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority at http://www.wastediversion.org/app_pages/view/1723
⎫ ENHANCE your interior space with an easy to care for plant that blooms for months. The “moth orchid”, phalaenopsis likes bright indirect light and temperatures in the 65-80 degrees range-perfect for summer indoors.
⎫ FERTILIZE your vegetable garden as edible plants are hungry for nutrients. Without the help of fertilizer their appetites will exhaust the soil, producing a poor harvest. Read labels carefully as too much fertilizer can be worse than too little!
⎫ REMOVE the silks from corn before cooking. Steam or grill with or without husks. Store corn in its husk in the refrigerator in open bags after picking to maintain freshness. Shuck immediately before using.
⎫ CULTIVATE a continuous crop of colorful beans, one of the most economical sources of protein rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
⎫ ASK a trusted neighbor or friend to water your container plantings and hanging baskets when you go on vacation. August is traditionally a very warm month and unless you have a drip system installed, pots need daily monitoring.
⎫ GROOM your annuals and perennials by taking the time to deadhead the spent blooms or dead leaves, helping them to flower into fall.
⎫ PRUNE summer flowering hedges and shrubs after they have finished blooming, removing any dead or damaged branches.
⎫ CLEAR brush and vegetation to create a 100 foot defensible space around your home if you have not already done so. Fire season is with us until the rain pours. For any questions on abatement, call 925-258-4525 ext. 533.
⎫ CONTINUE weeding. With warm weather, weed seeds germinate faster, zapping the moisture necessary to nurture other plants.
⎫ WATER deeply, thoroughly, and infrequently in the early morning or early evening to prevent rapid evaporation and water wasting.
⎫ CUT a bouquet of dahlias to enjoy inside. Spiky, long blooming dahlias come in all sizes, colors, and shapes guaranteed to dazzle. If you don’t grow dahlias, buy tubers for fall planting.
⎫ CONSERVE water by pouring gray water from kitchens and showers in your outdoor yard. Every drop helps.
⎫ SAVE seeds of fennel, arugula, onions, leeks, tomatoes, beans, marigolds, calendula, zinnia, sunflower, and cosmos to share with friends for next spring.
⎫ HARVEST pears, blackberries, blueberries, apples, and elderberries. August is the perfect month to can jams, jellies, pickles, whole fruits, and vegetables.
⎫ LIGHT the night with inexpensive solar lights available at garden centers to save on electricity.
⎫ ENJOY the crayon colors of summer with the effervescent bougainvillea, the perky naked ladies, the sunburst firecracker plants, and the calming agapanthus.
⎫ REFRAIN from worrying about a brown lawn. Grasses go dormant in hot weather when not watered regularly, but they are not dead. Raise the blades of the mower higher to protect the roots and wait for winter greening. (Unless of course you prefer painted grass!)

Feed your eyes, ears, nose, and soul with a stroll in nature. The garden is a warehouse of nourishment beyond food. LOVE summer!

Happy gardening and happy growing!

Cynthia Brian

Read at https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue0811/Cynthia-Brians-Gardening-Guide-for-August.html

©2014
Cynthia Brian
The Goddess Gardener
Starstyle® Productions, llc
Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com
http://www.GoddessGardener.com
I am available as a speaker, designer, and consultant.

Cynthia Brian is the producer and host of LIVE program, StarStyle®-Be the Star you Are!® broadcasting on Voice America/World Talk Radio. Tune in Wednesdays 4-5pm PT/7-8pm ET. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are

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Have a special occasion in your future a

Have a special occasion in your future and you want to do the flowers.Goddess Gal Cynthia Brian offers floral tips. http://ow.ly/zM9xI

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Sweating, fortunes, funeral fraud with C

Sweating, fortunes, funeral fraud with Cynthia Brian & Heather Brittany LIVE 4-5pm PT, Starstyle-Be the Star You Are! http://ow.ly/zLjyQ

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