Overeating Super Foods, Garden BFF’s, Money Matters for Kids

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices ofBe the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998.

Fish and kale are really good for us. But what happens when we consume too much of a good thing? Heather Brittany offers insights on how to eat a balanced, moderate diet.

People have acquaintances, friends, and best friends. In the world of nature, plants have favorite companions as well as ones that they wish they’d never encounter. Learn the benefit of companion planting with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian

Money is the most common stressor in America yet parents are not teaching kids how to handle it. Money matters and it is important to help kids understand the value as their brains are developing.

Listen at Voice America:http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/85416/overeating-super-foods-garden-bffs-money-matters-for-kids

Short: http://bit.ly/1dgb5rY

Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions: http://starstyleradio.net/Starstyle_Radio/Entries/2015/5/20_Overeating_Superfoods%2C_Garden_BFFs%2C_Money_Matters_for_Kids.html

Read: http://vapresspass.com/2015/05/20/overeating-super-foods-garden-bffs-money-matters-for-kids/

Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS: http://vapresspass.com/2015/04/23/something-to-crow-about-at-express-yourself/

Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html

Check out the online fundraiser for BTSYA: https://www.crowdrise.com/HelpEmpowerPeople

Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/shops/be_the_star_you_are_charity

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.

Tune in the Power Hour every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT/70-8pmET at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are.  and join our empowerment party.

For photos, descriptions, links, archives, and more, visit http://www.StarStyleRadio.com.

Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

Lend us Your Ears!!!

Make a donation today to Be the Star You Are!® charity http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

Cynthia Brian talks about the empowering outreach programs offered by Be the Star You Are!® charity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHglz05pBvI&feature=youtu.be

Embed StarStyle® Be the Star You Are!® Radio

If you are a fan of the authors, experts, celebrities, and guests that appear regularly on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® radio, you can now be sure to never miss an episode. Embed this code into your WordPress site or any site and you’ll always have Cynthia Brian, Heather Brittany, and all of your favorite pioneers on the planet at your fingertips.  Upbeat, positive, life-changing talk radio broadcasting live each week since 1998. Lend us Your Ears. We are Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2206

Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

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The Gift of Remembrance

EXPRESS YOURSELF!

Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity presents:

Express Yourself Teens 

With the on-air Be the Star You Are!® youth reporters

Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. (http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html

Building a beautiful life is all about building amazing memories. Memories are treasures. They’re moments of time that we tuck away safely in a little pocket of our hearts. Hosts Henna Hundal and Asya Gonzalez spend three segments sharing the importance of remembering as they examine how to use memories as sweet reminders of the journey traversed through life. Art Attack reporter, Brigitte Jia brings her unique artistry to the conversation by illustrating how works of art are used to communicate the most ephemeral moments, fleeting snapshots frozen forever. Remembrance isn’t about fame. Remembrance is about connecting with the people around you. Live life fully, spreading love, creating memories. You might not be a household name, but celebrated Grandpa Joe gets as much love at the dinner table as Leonardo Da Vinci, if not more. Be a memory architect!

“One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” Gerard Way 

Guest:

Brigitte Jia

Brigitte Jia is the newest reporter on Express Yourself!™ with her segment, Art Attack. Brigitte Jia is a high school freshman dedicated to the visual arts, possessing experience in painting with different types of media, drawing from life, and playing the violin. At eleven years of age, Brigitte founded and organized her school’s 60-person garbage disposal committee, helping to keep the campus clean. In her spare time, Brigitte enjoys writing short and long prose, sketching, and singing. She loves manga and anime and is the artist for Be the Star You Are!® charity

Listen at Voice America Kids Radio: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/85266/the-gift-of-remembrance

Short: http://bit.ly/1EYjVkI

Photos, descriptions, links, and listen at http://starstyleradio.net/Express_Yourself%21_Radio/Entries/2015/5/19_The_Gift_of_Remembrance.html

Read at 

http://vapresspass.com/2015/05/20/the-gift-of-remembrance/

Listen to all broadcasts at ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/express-yourself!/id481894121?mt=2

Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Dare to care!

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 http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2014

http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Thanks for supporting teens!

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

Starstyle, Be the Star You Are, and Miracle Moments are registered trademarks of Cynthia Brian

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Overeating Super Foods, Garden BFF’s, Mo

Overeating Super Foods, Garden BFF’s, Money Matters for Kids LIVE 4-5pm PT with Cynthia & Heather on Starstyle-BTSYA. http://ow.ly/NcrKj

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Allergy Proof Home, Express Yourself Teen, Ryan , Digital Technology Vs. Books

with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices ofBe the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998.

Did you know that indoor allergens like dust mites, mold, and pet dander are cause for more allergy suffering than outdoor allergens. Detox your environment with tips from Heather Brittany in Health Matters.

Another teen star to come from Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio is high school senior Ryan Sim who has been the Global Talk Reporter and frequent show host. For three years, Ryan also worked to discover appropriate authors who would be of interest to young people. He has been accepted to Harvard and will tell us how is life has changed and is evolving.

Among all children age 8 or under, nine out of ten (89%) watch TV, four in ten (43%) use a computer, three in ten (31%) play console video games, and two in ten use video iPods or tablet devices (25%), play on handheld gaming devices like Gameboys or PSPs (22%), or play on smartphones (21%) Is anyone reading anymore? Cynthia Brian looks at how digital technology is affecting our lives.

Guest Bio: Ryan Sim

Ryan Sim is an incoming freshman at Harvard University. As an avid Model UN enthusiast, Ryan is deeply interested in current events and how they shape our international community – an interest that inspired his BTSYA Radio Segment “Global Youth Talk.” In the future, he intends to major in Government, and he hopes to use his education to facilitate political and social change.

Listen at Voice America: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/85339/allergy-proof-home-express-yourself-teen-ryan-sim-digital-technology-vs-books

shortened: http://bit.ly/1H1S5EA

Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions:http://starstyleradio.net/Starstyle_Radio/Entries/2015/5/13_Allergy_Proof_Home%2C_Express_Yourself_Teen%2C_Ryan_%2C_Digital_Technology_Vs._Books.html

Read about our SUCCESSFUL VOLUNTEERS: READ AT PRESS PASS: http://vapresspass.com/2015/04/23/something-to-crow-about-at-express-yourself/

Catch up with all broadcasts on ITunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

Buy books by Cynthia Brian at http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html

Check out the online fundraiser for BTSYA: https://www.crowdrise.com/HelpEmpowerPeople

Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/shops/be_the_star_you_are_charity

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.

Tune in the Power Hour every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT/70-8pmET at http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2206/be-the-star-you-are.  and join our empowerment party.

For photos, descriptions, links, archives, and more, visit http://www.StarStyleRadio.com.

Get inspired, motivated, and informed with StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

Lend us Your Ears!!!

Make a donation today to Be the Star You Are!® charity http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

Cynthia Brian talks about the empowering outreach programs offered by Be the Star You Are!® charity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHglz05pBvI&feature=youtu.be

Embed StarStyle® Be the Star You Are!® Radio

If you are a fan of the authors, experts, celebrities, and guests that appear regularly on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® radio, you can now be sure to never miss an episode. Embed this code into your WordPress site or any site and you’ll always have Cynthia Brian, Heather Brittany, and all of your favorite pioneers on the planet at your fingertips.  Upbeat, positive, life-changing talk radio broadcasting live each week since 1998. Lend us Your Ears. We are Starstyle®-Be the Star You Are!®

http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2206

Be the Star You Are!® charity. Every Season is for Giving Make a donation today. http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

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The Gift of Beauty

Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens. (http://starstyleradio.net/Store.html

What is beauty?

Why is beauty such a concept that is so misunderstood?

Could there be one absolute definition of beauty

Billboards feature models with perfect, golden skin tone glows. Magazines sprawl open with images of stick-thin celebrities without a blemish or flaw in sight. In a world that is so fixated on outer appearances, it’s time to redefine beauty and our teen hosts and reporters offer ways to make you feel beautiful from the inside out. Henna Hundal and Asya Gonzalez have lively conversations on the meaning of beauty and self-confidence. They encourage listeners to tap into their inner beauty by smiling, standing up straight, thinking positive thoughts, and celebrating what you have instead of what you lack. Our talented singer and Back Story Reporter, Jennifer Lee, sings Carole King’s song, “Beautiful” which emphasizes that anyone is as beautiful as he/she feels. New reporter, Brigitte Jia, brings us her first segment of Art Attack, looking at the beauty of Japanese anime and manga.

Be the Star You Are!™ and Express Yourself!™ congratulate Asya Gonzalez for being honored as one of five top teen entrepreneurs in the USA with her company Stinky Feet Gurlz. Read more: http://www.nfib.com/article/nfib-announces-its-top-young-entrepreneurs-of-2015-68895/

The quote by Roald Dahl sums up the theme of beauty: “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Be Beautiful and remember you are a STAR! BE the STAR You Are!

Guest:

Brigitte Jia

Brigitte Jia is the newest reporter on Express Yourself!™ with her segment, Art Attack. Brigitte Jia is a high school freshman dedicated to the visual arts, possessing experience in painting with different types of media, drawing from life, and playing the violin. At eleven years of age, Brigitte founded and organized her school’s 60-person garbage disposal committee, helping to keep the campus clean. In her spare time, Brigitte enjoys writing short and long prose, sketching, and singing. She loves manga and anime and is the artist for Be the Star You Are!® charity

Listen at Voice America Kids Radio:http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/84978/the-gift-of-beauty

Photos, descriptions, links, and listen at http://starstyleradio.net/Express_Yourself%21_Radio/Entries/2015/5/12_The_Gift_of_Beauty.html

Read: http://vapresspass.com/2015/05/13/the-gift-of-beauty/

Listen to all broadcasts at ITUNES: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/express-yourself!/id481894121?mt=2

Express Yourself! Teen Radio is produced by Cynthia Brian of Starstyle Productions, llc as an outreach program of Be the Star You Are! charity. To make a tax-deductible donation to keep this positive youth programming broadcasting weekly to international audiences, visit http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Dare to care!

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 http://www.voiceamerica.com/jwplayer/HostPlayer.html?showid=2014

http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm. Thanks for supporting teens!

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

Starstyle, Be the Star You Are, and Miracle Moments are registered trademarks of Cynthia Brian

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Allergy Proof Home, Express Yourself Tee

Allergy Proof Home, Express Yourself Teen, Ryan, Digital Technology Vs. Books, LIVE 4-5pm PT with Cynthia & Heather.
http://ow.ly/MUKFT

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Cynthia Brian’s Garden Guide for May

By Cynthia Brian

“MAY the sun bring you new energy by day.

MAY the moon softly restore you by night

MAY the rain wash away your worries

MAY the breeze blow new strength into your being

MAY you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life.”  An Apache Blessing

May! What a glorious month, perhaps the most fragrant feast for our senses of the entire year. With only one evening of April rain, nature blossomed into May magnificence lavishing the landscape with color, texture, birdsong, and a painter’s palette of picturesque pleasures. Elegant and dainty bearded iris spread their alluring colors and intoxicating scents along driveways and paths. Azaleas and rhododendrons sparkle in the moonlight. This is the time to experiment with new plants to lift our zapped spirits to new heights.  If you like azaleas as I do, this is the time to get them in the ground, after they have completed their spring flowering. I planted a sampling of new azalea releases from J Berry Nursery including Fuchsia Parasol, Orchid Showers, Pink Ribbons, and Pink Jewel. These re-bloomers are set to offer a big show in late summer or early fall.

In the 2015 Garden Trends Report, a new phenomenon in gardening was reported that I found intriguing. It’s called the “bed-head” garden.  President of Garden Media Group, Susan McCoy commented, “Purposefully un-styled outdoor spaces are the result of intentionally working within the natural landscape. This casual landscape style expresses an effortless personality with an ‘anything goes’ attitude.” The wild look of this new garden fashion will definitely be of interest to those of us who are harried, hurried, or interested in embracing a more natural, environmentally sustainable garden. Colors are whatever thrives, plantings are in drifts, maintenance is low, hardscapes are minimal, earthy-born or recycled elements, and the result is lush, overgrown, messy, yet beautiful. Seems like a great fit for these crazy, hectic times.

Grab your gloves, shears, shovel, and a bucket. We have work to do outside before the play days begin. And we all look forward to the amusements of the season!

CUT BACK your daffodils. The foliage should be very dry and crispy now, meaning that plenty of nutrients have gone to next years’ blossoms. Time to clean up.

DEADHEAD all spring blooming flowers such as pansies and primroses. Petunias planted amongst your succulents will be especially beautiful in a rock garden.

CLEAN ponds, fountains, and bird feeders with non-toxic detergents for a fresh start. Make sure your re-circulating pump is working effectively.

ELIMINATE any standing water from gutters, pot saucers, old tires, or puddles to reduce breeding of mosquitoes.

MOW the top portion of leggy ground covers including Vinca Major and ivy.

ADD dandelions, calendula, and lemons to your daily food intake for a boost of vitamins A and C. Colds and flu are still rampant amongst us.

SEED for summer blooming annuals-cosmos, marigolds, sunflowers, and zinnias,

COMPOST all of your green trimmings.  Add raked leaves as well as eggshells, shredded newspaper, vegetable peels, and wood ashes. Turn your compost pile or bin often and keep moist.

FEED azaleas, rhododendrons, and camellias with a fertilizer for acid lovers after they have finished blooming. Continue to pour your coffee grinds mixed with water around the plants for an extra boost of energy.

PLANT tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, beets, carrots, peas, and cabbage.

Also get summer blooming bulbs including gladiolas, lilies, and dahlias into the ground now.

DEADHEAD roses as blooms fade for continuous flowers throughout the year. Make sure to cut a few stems to cheer up your indoor spaces.

PLAN to include more drought tolerant species to your landscape, including succulents.

PICK UP the petals of fallen camellias as the season comes to an end. Leaving the flowers on the ground leads to diseased plants.

GROW South African clivia as a houseplant in indirect sunlight or a shade garden attraction.  Their shiny deep green foliage and bright orange, yellow, and white lily-like flowers encourage gazing.

PLANT an Oregon Grape as a deer proof perennial shrub. The blue berries are prominent in May and the leaves turn amber in the fall.

PRUNE spring-flowering clematis after the blooms are spent.

SPRUCE up your decks and patios by growing herbs and flowers in one container.

PICK mulberries as they turn from red to deep purple. You’ll have to work fast or the birds will do the picking for you.

RAKE lawns to help with de-thatching.  Aerate with a garden fork to help the penetration of water.

VISIT me at the Be the Star You Are!® booth at the Moraga Faire on May 9th to pick up your free hollyhock seeds and potpourri.  Make a $95 tax-deductible donation in the name of your Mom or Grandmother to have a case of brand new books valued at $720 donated in her honor to the library or school of her choice! She’s worth it! http://www.bethestaryouare.org/donate.htm

BUY six packs of annual color for both sun and shade gardens. Most retailers are featuring big sales at the moment and these small packs add a big punch to your growing garden.

DESIGN a “bed head” garden area and give yourself a labor break.

TRANSPLANT any small trees or shrubs into desired areas before the end of the month.

KEEP doors closed on garages and sheds, or you may invite a slithery serpent to snoop.

LAVISH mom with a pot of pretties, perhaps dahlias, and delphiniums on Mother’s Day and thank her for being the wonderful woman she is.

MAY you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life! May Blessings!

Happy Gardening, Happy Growing.

Read more at: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue0905/Cynthia-Brians-Gardening-Guide-for-May.html

Read at Press Pass: http://vapresspass.com/2015/05/07/cynthia-brians-may-gardening-guide/

©2015

Cynthia Brian

The Goddess Gardener

Starstyle® Productions, llc

Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com

http://www.GoddessGardener.com

925-377-STAR

I am available as a speaker, designer, and consultant.

Cynthia Brian is a New York Times best selling author, speaker, coach, and host of the radio show, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasting live every Wednesday from 4-5pm PT on the Voice America Network.. She also is the creator and producer of Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio and Executive Director of Be the Star You Are!® 501c3 charity.

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