Super Natural Your Life!

January 19, 2011 by Barb Scala  
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screen-shot-2011-01-19-at-103824-am It’s time to live a greener, more sustainable life.

Guest: Robin Feltner, founder and CEO of Supernatural Botanicals bath and body skincare.
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Podcast: Recorded Jan 18, 2011 (21 min)

Looks like it’s here ….and it’s here to stay. Living greener, more sustainable, more natural.

Meet Robin Feltner, who not only is CEO of an eco-chic line of bath and skincare, but also someone who embraces a green lifestyle. She walks the talk and has made her products as pure as she can, forgoing fillers and synthetic ingredients to create soaps and lotions that feel and smell amazing and are highly beneficial to the skin. Find out why filler ingredients are used in our products, how to avoid them and how to simply live more “greener.”

“I believe in living a green sustainable lifestyle and I could not come out with products that didn’t abide by that theory.”

Robin Feltner

Robin Feltner

The debate will continue about synthetic ingredients in our products, our foods and the environment, but Robin believes that if there is a more natural alternative, why not make that choice? “Open your eyes and investigate and be more cognizant of the natural choices.”

According to Feltner,  ”It’s harder to do the right thing - living greener, more natural -but the planet will be so much better off and you’ll be teaching a valuable lesson to your kids and everyone around you.”

www.SupernaturalBotanicals.com

Time for a Healthy Boomer Body

January 12, 2011 by Barb Scala  
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Guest: Kathi Casey, renowned health and wellness coach, author and owner of the Healthy Boomer Body Center.

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Podcast: Recorded Jan 4, 2011

If you’re a baby boomer and are wondering if you can get in shape this year,  just ask Kathi Casey and she’ll tell you, “Of course you can!”

At 40, Kathi was an out of shape, overweight accountant with high blood pressure and a host of other health issues.  Now at 58, she’s in the best shape of her life.

Find out how she did it and how you can too, even when you don’t have time in your schedule…or don’t think you have time.  We’ll also talk about Kathi’s other secrets to balancing family, career, health and wellness and how to lose pounds - permanently!

www.HealthyBoomerBody.com

The Joy of Natural Living

January 2, 2011 by Barb Scala  
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Live healthy, young and joyful ~ naturally.

Guest: Dr. Susan Smith Jones, author of her new book The Joy Factor

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Podcast: Recorded Dec 21, 2010

Dr. Susan Smith Jones author of The Joy Factor

Dr. Susan Smith Jones author of The Joy Factor

“I haven’t had a cold or taken medications in almost 25 years,” claims Dr. Susan Smith Jones, author of her new book The Joy Factor ~ 10 Sacred Practices for Radiant Health. Just looking at her — it’s easy to believe. Dr. Susan looks strikingly young as her health and joy seems to radiate from every pore.

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She is the author of over 26 books and 1,500 magazine articles, selected as one of 10 Healthy American Fitness Leaders by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness & Sports. With 30 years at the University of California Los Angeles

(UCLA) teaching students, staff, and faculty how to be healthy and fit, Susan teaches that the body is designed to be self-repairing, self-renewing, and self-sustaining and that the power to live a radiantly healthy life is within everyone’s grasp.

“Great health comes from the farm and not the pharmacy,” is Susan’s motto for joyful, natural health as she believes in fresh, raw foods every day. On Bloom Talk, Susan reveals her secrets on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle by living more naturally - listing her top 5 foods for vibrant health -  and why joy is so important to nourish both body and soul.

Recipe:
Dried Plum & Apple Green Smoothie

Guest Website:
www.susansmithjones.com

Being Creative and Making a Living

December 16, 2010 by Barb Scala  
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Doing what he loves to do, Jerry inspires us to find our passion.

Guest: Jerry Craft illustrator and creator of the Mama Boyz comic strip.
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Podcast: Recorded Dec 14, 2010 (19 min)

Jerry Craft loved to draw. After a career as an advertising copywriter and then an editorial director for Sports Illustrated for Kids, Jerry decided to strike out on his own. His dream was to write and illustrate comic books.  But he realized that by using his experience in the advertising-editorial world, he could make a living using both his creative talents and his business know-how to create the award winning Mama’s Boyz comic strip and other books and products he has authored and illustrated.

Jerry Craft, creator of Mama's Boyz comic strip

Jerry Craft, creator of Mama's Boyz comic strip making a difference

Listen to how Jerry tweaked his dream so that he could work creatively on different projects, be his own boss, give back and make a difference in his community and to various causes through the voices of Mama and the Boyz, and still do what he loves to do.

www.mamasboyz.com

Balancing Your Money

December 2, 2010 by Barb Scala  
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CBR003020Stop yo-yoing from overspending to never spending. Financial dieting doesn’t work!

Guest: Catherine Avery CEO and founder of Catherine Avery Investment Mangement LLC (CAIMLLC) specializing in managing money for women.

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Catherine Avery

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Podcast: Recorded Nov 29, 2010 (20 min)

Financial dynamo Catherine Avery is in tune with our financial left and right brain dynamics and knows how you can get off your roller coaster ride with money.

There is a balanced approach to managing your pocketbook and Catherine’s here to talk about three essential ways to save and the five steps to gaining financial security for the rest of your life.

Getting in control of your money IS in your power. It’s a way to get more balance in your life. Now!

www.caimllc.com

Grow Your Gusto!

October 27, 2010 by Barb Scala  
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screen-shot-2011-01-25-at-20220-pmBe bold and brave to open up to new possibilities and LOVE life!

Guest: Dale Allen, creator of her one woman show In Our Right Minds: A Celebration of Women, the Sacred Feminine and the Right Brain
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Podcast: Recorded Feb 11, 2011 (41 min edited)

Not feeling creative? In a rut? Not sure how to get energized? Well, get ready for the energy of a Cape Canaveral lift-off when Dale Allen joins me on Bloom Talk. We’ll ask the question, “If not now, when?” and toss out ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

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We’ll also talk with Louise, a vivacious tap dancing senior who is growing her gusto. “I was a daughter, student, wife, mother and then I became a widow. Even though I was very content and very happy with life, now I lost some of those roles. I had to find more and that’s when I found ME!”

From Bloomin’ in the Kitchen with Dale to exploring our soul’s purpose, we cover the bases and our dreams, passions and gifts. “Everyone has a gift and it starts with what makes you happy, what makes you feel alive. Start small ~ something you can access right now and that will lead you to the next thing and the next. You can’t look outside, you have to look within.”

More of Dale on Barb’s Bloom with Barb test pilot. Don’t miss Dale’s song and dance routine (with a little help from Barb) about reaching for dreams and finally getting off of Someday Isle a/k/a/ Someday I’ll.

Guest Website: www.inourrightminds.com
Who’s Blooming?
Louise’s Story
Bloomin’ in the Kitchen Recipe:
Creamy No-Cream Butternut Soup

Second Journey with Joan Anderson

October 12, 2010 by Barb Scala  
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Walking away from the mainstream and finding a deeper sense of self

Guest: Joan Anderson author of NY Times Bestseller A Year by the Sea and her latest book Second Journey

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Joan Anderson

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Podcast: Recorded Sept 27, 2010

Joan’s first book A Year by the Sea chronicled her awakening after years of being a wife and mother. Identifying with her need to listen to her heart, women flocked to her story sending it straight to the bestseller list.

Several bestsellers later and a full schedule of media tours and workshops, Joan claims that she was ”restless, unhappy, and full of an undefined ache, standing at a crossroad with no clear idea of what path to follow. I only knew that I needed a change. So I took a leap of faith, walked away from the mainstream of life and dove headlong into the unknown.”

Joan explores her Second Journey; how she was able to go deeper as opposed to father on her path. She talks about the mystical Scottish island of Iona and how she rediscovered herself all over again. Always a delight and filled with amazing insight, Joan talks about how to be true to ourselves and live fulfilled, yet unfinished lives.

www.joanandersononline.com

How Did They Do It? Go Green, Follow a Passion, Healthy Lifestyle

August 11, 2010 by Barb Scala  
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42-16546468Three amazing people who are blooming and making the world, and themselves, healthier and happier!

Guests: John Shegerian radio show host of Green is Good, Dallas Woodburn author and publisher, and Valerie Bennis founder of Essence of Vali natural healing blends.

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Podcast: Recorded Aug 12, 2010

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John Shegerian

Go Green - Our first guy to recognize as a bloomer! John is driven by his commitment to benefit and inspire others to be socially responsible. As head of Electronic Recyclers International, he’s not afraid to “bloom” and tirelessly works for recycling efforts and green change. He can be heard on the Clear Channel radio network as the co-host of the immensely popular and informative show, Green is Good. More

Dallas Woodburn

Dallas Woodburn

Follow a Passion - “I published my first book, There’s a Huge Pimple On My Nose, when I was in fifth grade. The teachers in my elementary school asked me to speak to their classes about how I pursued my dream of publishing a book. At the beginning of my talk, I asked the kids if any of them were interested in writing, and a few shy hands raised. In contrast, at the end of my talk when I asked the same question, nearly all the hands in the class shot up.” Read On

Valerie Bennis

Valerie Bennis

Healthy Lifestyle - “It seems like a lifetime ago that I was smoking cigarettes, drinking sugar free soda and rarely exercising.  That was my lifestyle when I was in my 20s.  By the time I was in my later 30s, I had started exploring natural healing modalities, like massage therapy, Reiki, aromatherapy, homeopathy, nutrition, supplements, exercise, etc.  There wasn’t anything in particular that sparked this transition – simply a desire to look and feel my best.” Read On

Smarter Food

July 15, 2010 by Barb Scala  
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Guests: Dr. Kurt Strecker of the Center for Better Health, co-founder of Pursuit Athletic Performance and triathelete and Terry Walters author of Clean Food and her new cookbook Clean Start

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Podcast: Recorded July 15, 2010 (46 min)

Empower yourself to make smarter food choices by knowing more about the foods you eat. What are good fats to include and bad fats to keep out? Can healthy and sweet go together? How can we fuel ourselves and stay energized and nourished without forgoing great taste?

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Dr. Kurt Strecker

Cookbook author Terry Walters

Cookbook author Terry Walters

Dr. Kurt Strecker stirs up the pot and give us a new outlook on healthy foods.  He declares “Fat is not the enemy!” and talks about ways to get started in changing up your food routine. Dr. Kurt also claims that by denying yourself and feeling deprived you can actually eat more.

Then we sizzle with Terry Walters  in the kitchen with her delicious and “cleaner” recipes. Terry debuts her yummy new Blueberry Tart and talks about other tasty recipes which are more sustainable.

“We do ourselves the biggest service by going closer to the source  and recognizing how food grows…. and foods that are nutritionally void fall by the wayside. This supports our good health and the health of our environment. “

Recipes:
Mango Madness Smoothie
White Bean, Tomato and Arugula Salad
Blueberry Tart

Guest Websites:
www.TheCenterforBetterHealth.com
www.TerryWalters.net

Work with Passion!

July 1, 2010 by Barb Scala  
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nancyandersonLayout 1Can you really love what you do for work? Nancy Anderson, the author of her groundbreaking book, Work with Passion, says, “Yes!”

Guest: Nancy Anderson author of Work with Passion
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Podcast: Recorded April 1, 2010 (43  min)

I’m often asked if anyone can really love what they do. To set the record straight, Nancy Anderson joins me with her new book Work with Passion at Midlife and Beyond and asks:

  • Are you as happy on Monday morning as you are on Friday afternoon?
  • Do you work with or for people who have the same values?
  • Do you wake up in the morning looking forward to a new day of challenge and growth?
  • Does your work give your life meaning and purpose?
  • Do you make the money you need?

If you can answer “no” to any of these questions, then you’ll want to join Nancy and I as we explore working with passion. We’ll talk about Nancy’s intuitive and practical approach to create the life you were born to live and how you can find work you love.

Guest Website: www.WorkWithPassion.com

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