Swearing off Stars & Writing Process, Medication Purge, Wild Island

Swearing Off Stars, Danielle M Wong’s multi-award winning debut novel has received the highest praise from the highest places including Kirkus Reviews who labeled it “an engaging romantic tale that also calls for equality.”

Dani began volunteering with Be the Star You Are!® in high school and she has contributed chapters to two books in the Be the Star You Are! series, Be the Star You Are! for Teens and Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers. We will catch up with the soaring career of Danielle, find out about her writing process, and get a sneak peak at her book in progress.

Are there bottles of pills in your medicine cabinet that you no longer take? It is time to discard them. Before you do, bring all of your medications to your next doctor’s appointment, and ask if you need any of them. Cynthia Brian provides tips on how to get rid of unwanted meds safely. 

The land of ice and fire…Iceland! It is also an island filled with wildflowers that carpet the harsh landscape. What makes a flower a wildflower? Goddess Gardener gives you the scoop on how to choose and scatter seeds that will duplicate nature’s wild side. 

Bio: Danielle Wong is an emerging author living in San Francisco. Her debut novel, Swearing Off Stars, was published in 2017. The book was has won several awards, including an Independent Press Award, an International Book Award, and a Benjamin Franklin Award.
Danielle’s writing has been published on many sites, including Harper’s BazaarThe Huffington PostUSA Today, and PopSugar. She has short stories published in Be the Star You Are!® for Teens and Be the Star You Are!® Millennials to Boomers: Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World. She is currently working on her next novel. daniellemwong.com

Listen at Voice America Network, Empowerment Channel: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/109694/swearing-off-stars-and-writing-process-medication-purge

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When you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind-stretching information, you have 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. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

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Play Time

Work/life balance is the hot topic these days as so many working people burn out after years on a job they hate. What’s the answer? More play time! Hosts Jack and Siri read chapters from two books in the Be the Star You Are! series penned by Cynthia Brian (http://www.cynthiabrian.com/online-store)that will pump your energy and get you singing happy times. In Trends without Ends, Jack shows us studies on play that offer six skills that are built when we play. Joven chimes in suggesting that our favorite ways to “play” could be in sync with a potential career option. As teens and adults we need to pay attention to what we love and gear our lives towards those things that will bring us joy. Surround yourself with playful individuals who tap into their inner clown.  Give yourself permission to invite leisure and purposeless pleasure into your routines. Recreate joyful memories of a magical childhood, or invent new expressions of recreation.  No matter how old you are, incorporate play as an integral part of your daily life, both at home and at work, and you’ll find yourself happier, healthier, and a beacon of positivity. 

Being earnest and being playful are not antonyms. To be successful, we need both traits. Take a break. It’s recess time. 

 

Your “to do list” for today: laugh and play!

Listen at Voice America Kids Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/109943/the-gift-of-play

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JUST PUBLISHED: Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store

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Wild thing. you make my heart sing! Fire

Wild thing. you make my heart sing! Fire, ice, and mnscape adventures in Iceland. http://ow.ly/NuX030miSxh http://ow.ly/i/J25f6 http://ow.ly/i/J25fP http://ow.ly/i/J25gr http://ow.ly/i/J25oX

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Swearing Off Stars author, Danielle M Wo

Swearing Off Stars author, Danielle M Wong joins Cynthia Brian to discuss her book and her contributions to the two Be the Star You Are! books. Get an inside peek at the wildness of Iceland and find out how to purge your medicine cabinet. LIVE 4pm PT http://ow.ly/KsGG30mh7dm http://ow.ly/i/IZafs

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Even the crew and engineers at Voice Ame

Even the crew and engineers at Voice America Network are reading Be the Star You Are! Millennials to Boomers Celebrating Positive Voices in a Changing Digital World and Growing with the Goddess Gardener. Available at http://www.CynthiaBrian.com/online-store. Excited to share the wisdom and words http://ow.ly/i/IRzLM http://ow.ly/i/IRzR6

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Season of the Witch, Pool Power, Halloween History and Unicorns are REAL!

The history of witchcraft in Europe begins with both folk beliefs and with religious and classical texts. What is a witch and how did the executions of supposed witches begin? The number executed on charges of witchcraft is not certain and subject to considerable controversy. Estimates have ranged from about 10,000 to nine million. Most historians accept a figure in the range from 40,000 to 100,000 based on public records; there were perhaps two to three times that many individuals accused formally of or tried for witchcraft. About 12,000 executions have been identified in existing records. We’ll examine the history of witchcraft and the hysteria that it bred.

Halloween’s origins date back over 2000 years ago to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain to celebrate the end of harvest and the beginning of the cold of winter. Find out about matchmaking, superstitions of mirrors, black cats, and dressing in costumes. All Hallowed Eve is here to haunt. 

The next best thing to an ocean, lake, or river view is a pool in the back yard offering a bucolic vista with the sensibility of nature. A swimming pool has the ability to anchor a landscape. Learning to swim is a necessary life skill and the exercise of swimming is one of the best full body workouts. Much research has been done on the calming effects that being around water has on humans. Stress levels are lowered by designs with both green and blue spaces: the green being plants and trees and the blue are water features. 

FYI, unicorns exist. Just ask me!

Listen at Voice America Network: https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/109779/witch-hunts-pool-power

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Shopping online? #StartWithaSmile at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3333882 . Amazon donates to Be The Star You Are, Inc..

Read our BTSYA Garden Newsletter: http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/672296/8417ebf8e3/288055965/329f30721c/

Show your support for your favorite nonprofit by making a generous donation. You will be making a huge difference in someone’s life! Be the Star You Are! is a TOP NON-PROFIT http://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/profile2/be-the-star-you-are-inc

surviving solely on individual donations. Show Your LOVE! https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

When you are looking for upbeat, life-changing, and mind-stretching information, you have 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. Catch up with all broadcasts on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/starstyle-be-the-star-you-are!/id669630180?mt=2

Make a DONATION through PAYPAL GIVING FUND and PAYPAL with 100% going to BTSYA with NO FEES:  https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1504

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What is the definition of a “witch” and

What is the definition of a “witch” and why are they feared and hated? Why is it that mostly women have been accused and persecuted? It is the season of the witch with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle. And we’ll take a dip in the pool, too. http://ow.ly/fZ5s30mboG2

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