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

August 11, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

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

John Shegerian

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

Best of Bloom Talk!

April 24, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk, self

sowing-seedsYou’ve got to plant Seeds for Success to Bloom

Hosted by Barb Scala with Guest Cameos (pre-recorded) from Emme, Nancy Anderson, Dr. Dale Atkins, Lisa Lelas, Pam Otten, Olivia Mellan, Dale Allen, Martha Hoffman, Laura Fitzpatrick-Nager and Desiree Fontaine.

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Podcast: Aired live June 24, 2010

It’s been an amazing 6 months of wonderful guests and topics since Bloom Talk hit the airwaves. What a better way to celebrate than to reflect as we plant Seeds for Success!

Through the months, my fabulous guests have inspired you to Be positive, Love what you do, Organize  your life, Own your life, and then Make it happen. And who would have thought? These “seeds” just happen to spell BLOOM!

Barb Scala, host of Bloom Talk Radio

Barb Scala, host of Bloom Talk Radio

That’s what we do on Bloom Talk …dream, create and grow the life and lifestyle you want to live. Jam packed with the essential seeds everyone needs to bloom day after day, season after season, year after year, don’t miss one of my favorite shows!

Seeds for Success

Active mom skirts along with Gogirlwrapperz

July 15, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Finding A Passion, Who's Blooming

chrisrinereinsanddsc_1131You Go Girl! is my cheer for Chris Rinere of Gogirlwrapperz because she sprouted a great idea, created a product and planted her Bloom Seed to Make It Happen.

As an avid tennis player and mom-on-the-go, Chris froze every time she had to dash off the court in her tennis skirt and out into the cold outdoors to get the kids or be somewhere on a schedule. “There wasn’t enough time to go into the locker room and get tangled up in sweat pants and sneakers and be where I had to go.”

That’s when Chris thought up the idea of a warm skirt with an easy Velcro closure that she could toss over her tennis duds in a flash. Read more

Busy Career Mom Creates “My Life” Baby Journal

June 17, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Finding A Passion, Who's Blooming

Jennifer always loved to write. As a child, she would spend time copying special poems and sayings into a notebook and kept a detailed journal of a 6 week trip to Italy when she was just sixteen. And even though she pursued a technical degree in college and landed a corporate job, her work always involved some type of writing.

"Creating my baby journal took baby steps"

"Creating my baby journal took baby steps"

As life went on with career demands and starting a family, her passion for writing was put aside. But that all changed a few days after her son Christopher was born when Jennifer decided to write about her experience from the first labor pain to bringing the new baby home. Once she started writing she couldn’t stop and chronicled every milestone, every event, every new activity and life event that happened in her child’s life. Read more

From TV Producer to Teacher and Lovin’ It!

How does a six figure television producer from the City step into the shoes of a suburban history teacher? The journey doesn’t happen overnight but it’s actually easier than you think if you Love What You Do.

Renee at her graduation ceremony with teaching certificate in hand.

The happy graduate with teaching certificate in hand.

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Be Positive Each Day: Laura’s Story

April 28, 2009 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Overcoming a Challenge, Who's Blooming

Imagine not knowing if you were going to live 6 more months, 6 more years or 6 more decades. Instead of asking yourself if you would do anything differently, ponder about what you would do or perhaps not do at all.

I know what I’d do. I’d hand regret, guilt and anger at the door and enter a world filled with only good stuff like forgiveness, joy and harmony. Of course, I’d spend more time with loved ones, lots more time. And I’d probably order a chai tea more often instead of worrying so much about the calories and cost. Read more