Them Bones, Some Like it Hot, Curb Your Appetite

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

This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us!

There are 206 bones in our body and it’s time we learn how to take care of them. Most people don’t think about bone health until they are older and already frail. Heather Brittany helps you start now by understanding what’s good for “them bones” in Health Matters!

Baby, it’s hot outside and we gardeners have work to do.  We have to be water conscious, yet we see the bare spots in our landscape and yearn to make our personal paradise a more beautiful place. What are our options? Goddess Gardener Cynthia Brian keeps you cool while getting your chores dones.

Are you an emotional eater? When you get stressed, depressed, angry, or jubilant, do you reach for a box of cookies or a bag of chips? Learn ways to curb your appetite and feel satisfied.

Listen at Voice America: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/93385/them-bones-some-like-it-hot-curb-your-appetite

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Check out our brand new radio sites for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio. http://www.StarStyleRadio.com. PARTY!

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

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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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Vacations and Traveling

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://www.starstyleradio.com/#!

It’s summer, the busiest time of the year for traveling by air, sea, car, train, bike, and other modes of transportation. Health App Reporter Alex Pawlakos joins hosts Asya Gonzalez and Brigitte Jia for two segments to discuss the health hazards of travel. A few suggestions include packing a first aid kit, sun block, hand sanitizer, prescriptions, medical history, buy evacuation insurance, and check with the State Department web site when going abroad.  Alex also shows us where the most germs linger on airplanes and in hotel rooms such as tray tables, pillows, blankets, bathrooms, light switches, and remote controls. Use your hand sanitizer! In Art Attack, Brigitte explains how artists draw inspiration from travel sparking creativity while bringing back the sights, battles, and experiences from exotic lands. Asya talks about road trips and how they are her favorite way to travel with tips on packing, phone charging, potty breaks, playlists, and more. Take advantage of the great exchange rates, visit places you’ve only dreamed of, stay safe, healthy, and don’t forget the duct tape. Make memories. Happy Trails!

Listen at Voice America Kids: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/93488/vacations-and-traveling

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Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: ! https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

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Read our BTSYA July Newsletter: 

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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

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 . If you are buying gifts on line, check out http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fholidaytoylist%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=94-3333882&ref_=pe_732550_158412520

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Bone health, summer paradise, emotional

Bone health, summer paradise, emotional eating on StarStyle® with Cynthia Brian & Heather Brittany LIVE 4-5pm PT. http://ow.ly/kIey302ioPB

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It’s the high season for vacations & tr

It’s the high season for vacations & traveling. Learn tips on healthy, safety, destinations, packing, & more.NOON PT http://ow.ly/HPTF302mXT9

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Best Friends Forever, Memory Tricks, Health=Wealth

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

This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us!

We love to have friends but did you know that people with long-term solid real friendships are happier, less stressed, and overcome illnesses and tragedies faster? Heather Brittany gives us the low down on why we want to keep up our BFF’s in Health Matters. Friends are life savers-literally!

Improve your memory and many other business and social skills improve. If you are prone to forgetting names, simple techniques will help you to remember.

Getting healthier could contribute to your bottom line financially. Learn smart ways to save more money and improve your well-being.

Listen at Voice America: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/93353/bffs-memory-boosters-healthy-and-wealthy

Listen at StarStyle Radio with photos and descriptions:http://www.starstyleradio.com/#!starstyle-radio/c2414

PRESS PASS: http://vapresspass.com/2016/07/13/bffs-memory-boosters-healthy-wealthy-by-cynthia-brian/

Check out our online fundraiser:

https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860

and our “Strikingly Blog and Literacy Page” http://bethestaryouare.strikingly.com

Read our BTSYA July Newsletter: 

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/22b8a33af4/288055965/ac7221bc2f/bbd34d3431/

Check out our brand new radio sites for StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® and Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio. http://www.StarStyleRadio.com. PARTY!

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND:  https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

Help Be the Star You Are!® without spending a penny. If you’ve ever purchased a TV or computer screen, just 3 minutes of your time is needed to fill out the simple form and click submit. Every unit qualifies for a donation of about $20 to Be the Star You Are!®. You will receive a tax receipt once the donations have been dispersed. PLEASE do this today. Thanks from Be the Star You Are!®

http://www.donatedirect.net/be-the-star-you-are-crt/

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

Amazon Store: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.

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

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

Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®

Positive Results: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!positive-results/c8k2

About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!about_us/csgz

Programs: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!programs/c21kz

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Benefits of Sports

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://www.starstyleradio.com/#!

HealthRap’s Alex Pawlakos launches the program with a discussion of interesting and rewarding careers in sports medicine, nutrition, physical therapy, and more. Art Attack Reporter, Brigitte Jia delights in sharing the connection between sports and art. The beauty of the human body which has been the subject of artworks from the beginning of time, is exemplified in sports. Host Asya Gonzalez reads the chapter from Be the Star You Are!® for Teens, The Gift of Sports, and with co-host Brigitte, talk about sports they love. Leadership and good sportsmanship are the themes for Lion Roars Katie Lyons. Sports help us learn valuable life lessons no matter what sport you

choose. Participating in a sport increases self-confidence and selfworth, builds positive body images while decreasing racism and

school drop out rates. Play ball!

Listen at Voice America Kids: http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/93352/the-gift-of-sports

View Photos, Descriptions, & More at Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio: http://www.expressyourselfteenradio.com

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES: ! https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=1504&s=3

#Stand For Literacy: https://www.youcaring.com/be-the-star-you-are-576860

Read our BTSYA July Newsletter: 

http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/22b8a33af4/288055965/ac7221bc2f/

Have you ever bought a TV cathode screen or computer screen? If yes, please take 3 minutes to help BTSYA. Easy help. http://ow.ly/SFIHz

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

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 . If you are buying gifts on line, check out http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fholidaytoylist%3Fie%3DUTF8%26pldnSite%3D1&ein=94-3333882&ref_=pe_732550_158412520

Amazon donates a % back to BTSYA with every purchase.Thanks for helping us help others.

Links you can use for Be the Star You Are!®

Positive Results: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!positive-results/c8k2

About Us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!about_us/csgz

Programs: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!programs/c21kz

How to Help: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!how-to-help/c1ghi

Blog: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!blog/itv3o

Contact us: http://www.bethestaryouare.org/#!contact/c1z0x

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

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Baby, It’s Hot Outside

Warm or Cool-Summer Gardening is a Breeze

By Cynthia Brian

“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.”

                             ~ Celia Thaxter

When it’s hot outside, I want to be in the garden.  I find it challenging to sit in my office writing articles or producing radio shows when nature beckons me to be nurturing the earth. In summer I spend several hours of every single day digging in the dirt whether it’s early in the morning or after dusk because my chores are never finished.  My gardening wardrobe usually consists of my bathing suit and shorts allowing me a quick cool down with a spray from the garden hose.  As my daughter was working in her garden in her bikini she telephoned to declare that she was carrying on our family tradition. “I realize I come from a long line of bikini gardeners, “ she giggled.  I thought of titling my next gardening book, The Bikini Gardener, but then perhaps readers would expect to see beautiful bikini clad bodies instead of gorgeous gardens. I promise not to be photographed!

Baby, it’s hot outside and we gardeners have work to do.  We have to be water conscious, yet we see the bare spots in our landscape and yearn to make our personal paradise a more beautiful place. What are our options?

Planting annuals and perennials offer the answers to filling in those areas that just never seem to seed well.  Between the turkeys, deer, and raccoons, our landscapes have many hurdles to overcome and I’m determined to continue to find ways to succeed.

Here are a few of my favorite recommendations for adding sparkle, individuality, and excitement without the extra water and work this season.

  • ⎫ Sun loving vinca (Catharanthus roseus) crave six hours of sunlight a day and do well in extreme heat. Colors are violet, peach, white, and bright pink. Lately I’ve seen these annuals on sale at garden centers for as little as $4.50 a gallon or three for $12.00 offering a kaleidoscope of shades at bargain prices.
  • ⎫ Lantana once established needs minimal water or maintenance. Butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees are attracted to the highly scented flowers, although some humans find the plant stinky. The deer are repelled by lantana. Some cultivars have variegated leaves, all are evergreen, blooming all year long. Trailing lantana is terrific on hillsides and spilling out of containers or buy the shrub variety growing wide and high to three to ten feet. Multi-colors include orange, yellow, purple, pink, and white.
  • ⎫ Looking for an easy-care container garden? Consider the Deckorations™ Collection from JBerry Nursery.  Combinations of the highest quality plants paired with stylish,functional containers make for turn-key patio prettiness. I have the lantana, azaleas, and hibiscus.  http://www.jberrynursery.com
  • ⎫ Have you ever grown okra? Experiment with seeds from Botanical Interests (www.BotanicalInterests.com) These spineless productive plants boast flowers that resemble hollyhocks with pods that are full bodied and delectable, especially in gumbo.
  • ⎫ None of the marauding animals seem to be interested in nasturtiums, making them an excellent choice when you are looking for a creeping specimen with edible leaves and flowers. Seeds from Rene’s Garden (www.RenesGarden.com) are strong and sturdy. I use the big lily pad looking leaves as wraps instead of bread and the flowers embellish my salads and plates. In the heat of summer, nasturtiums die back. Collect the seeds to plant in other areas or give away to friends. Seeds self-sow where they drop offering you another delicious and pretty crop.
  • ⎫ Sunflowers make me happy. Their big bright cheery faces stand tall at the back of a garden reminding us that summer is in full swing. When dry, eat the seeds or share them with the birds. Combine hydrangeas with sunflowers for a spectacular cut flower arrangement.
  • ⎫ If you want to plant a native tree that will thrive in our area with no care and even less H20 while flowering for a couple of months with fronds of creamy crape myrtle like flowers, try a California buckeye (Aesculus californic).  Buckeyes are endemic to California hillsides, creeks, and canyons. Add one or three to spice up your yard.
  • ⎫ Roses are a-must for every garden. I am particularly fond of David Austin Roses and have planted an additional dozen this past spring. Although bare-root arrives in January or February, a rooted rose in a gallon container will thrive when planted correctly in summer. Water deeply until established and dead head the blooms regularly for a display of beauty through winter.  When you buy a quality rose, it requires little care while bolstering the drama of your garden all year. http://www.DavidAustinRoses.com
  • ⎫ A natural and versatile herb, yarrow (Achillea) is actually a long stemmed member of the sunflower family. Like sunflowers, it is deer resistant!  Achilles, the Greek God unfortunately failed to paint his heel with a tincture of yarrow to make his body invulnerable to arrows. We know the rest of the story. Feathery, fern-like silver-gray leaves mark this fast growing native with flat clusters of florets in yellow, white, apricot, red, or pink depending on the variety.
  • ⎫ Sea Holly Thistle (Ernginium) is a prickly textured plant with leaves like an artichoke.  A sun lover, as much as the bees enjoy it, the deer don’t! Use it in striking arrangements.
  • ⎫ A jewel of a flower, Oriental wind poppies (Papaver orientale) take two years to bloom and hate transplanting, but once you sow them, you’ll enjoy them forever as they bloom from spring through summer!
  • ⎫ Another great Asian contribution include the Asiatic lily. I prefer the deep pink variety, Lilium Speciosum. Plant as bulbs and you’ll get a happy surprise as they burst into bloom year after year.

I’m grateful for the summer and for the heat, so I’m signing off to go play in my backyard in my bikini.  Stay cool and enjoy your July family festivities.

Happy Gardening and Happy Growing.

Read More: https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1010/Digging-Deep-Warm-or-Cool-Summer-Gardening-is-a-Breeze.html

©2016

Cynthia Brian

The Goddess Gardener

Starstyle® Productions, llc

Cynthia@GoddessGardener.com

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

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