Parts 1 & 2: Sprouting Your Way to Vitality

September 28, 2011 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk, Bloom Talk

sproutgardenkitGuest: Dr. Susan Smith Jones author of 27 books on wellness including her latest, Walking on Air: Inside & Out Rejuvenation Makeover.
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Podcast: Recorded Sept 21, 2011 (19 min)


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Podcast: Recorded Sept 21, 2011 (17 min)

“Sprouts are the most remarkable superfood on the planet,” claims one of favorite guests, Dr. Susan Smith Jones. She knows, she’s been growing and eating them for years and stresses without a doubt, sprouts are the one superfood she recommends over and over again. “Sprouts are natures little miracle because there is no nutrient richer food on earth. ”

Dr. Susan Smith Jones

Dr. Susan Smith Jones

In Part 1 we talk about how easy it is to grow sprouts for pennies and how good they are for you. Part 2 goes over the six reasons to start sprouting nuts, grains and beans to heal the body, lose weight, look younger, have more energy and to help your mind function more clearly. Sprouts are the food of the future!
Guest Website:  www.susansmithjones.com

Do You Dare to Dream?

April 13, 2011 by Barb Scala  
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42-16477749If so, you may just find what you love to do.

Guest: Kathie Hightower & Holly Scherer authors of Help I’m a Military Spouse: I Get a Life Too!
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Podcast: Recorded March 16, 2011 (25 min)

I love to find people who are inspiring others to bloom like Kathie and Holly. As military wives they were always moving from place to place wondering if they would ever have the chance to have a life too!

Now they run Dare to Dream groups and have a creative and practical approach to follow your dreams instead of letting them go by the wayside. They also have great insight into the 5 keys to happiness and how to be more optimistic to follow a dream even when it’s not your innate nature.

Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer

Kathie Hightower & Holly Scherer

“The best thing to do when faced with obstacles is to say, What is possible? What can I do?” Those two questions can really shift you into a new way of thinking,” claims Kathie.  Holly adds that when something is not possible now but may be possible in the future, try and turn “I can’t” into “I can’t yet.” This will shift negative thinking into the realm of possibility when trying to reach your goal or a dream.

Guest Website: www.militaryspousehelp.com

Simple Tips for a Clean Green Healthy Home

April 13, 2011 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

j0386134Easy, inexpensive & natural solutions!

Guests: Lynn Colwell and Corey Colwell-Lipson mother-daughter team and authors of Celebrate Green! Creating Eco-Savvy Holidays, Celebrations and Traditions for the Whole Family.

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Podcast: Recorded April 4, 2011 (24 min)

Did you know  white vinegar has 100’s of uses around the house? So does baking soda, lemons and natural sunlight. You’ll love Lynn and Corey’s easy tips for green cleaning which are non-toxic, money saving solutions we can all use.

Mother-daughter "green" duo Corey Colwell-Lipso and Lynn Colwell

Mother-daughter "green" duo Corey Colwell-Lipson & Lynn Colwell

Fill your home with the fresh scents of lavender, citrus and cinnamon and antibacterial benefits of tree tree and thyme oils. And in celebration of Earth Day,  find out how you can contribute to a greener planet with a plastic free kitchen and zero waste lunches.

Think green and clean!

Guest Website: www.celebrategreen.net

Reclaiming & Remembering Your Dreams

March 18, 2011 by Barb Scala  
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42-16476950 Our dreams open up a whole new world!

Guest: Dr. Dorthy Martin-Neville psychotherapist and author of her latest book, Your Soul Sings Your Body Dances.
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Podcast: Recorded Feb 16, 2011 (22 min)

Living an inspired life means you’re in touch with your dreams. In fact, Dr. Dorothy Martin-Neville claims that dreams are essential! “It’s not reality when we don’t have a dream. I truly believe we are embodied souls and our soul speaks through us through every dream we possess.”  ”When you listen to what your soul wants you to do, your health is phenomenal, your body wants to sing and it wants to dance,” says Martin-Neville.

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But what if you don’t have a dream or haven’t reached for it? “If you have not achieved your dream to its fullest, it’s because you have bought a message that said you couldn’t…it was too hard, you weren’t qualified, you didn’t have what it takes, it’s other people who get to have dreams.”

Hear Dorothy’s amazing story of starting out life as an orphan, living in the ghetto, becoming a nun then shedding her habit to travel the world and creating The Institute of Healing Arts. Lots more including how you can get back in touch with your dreams and why “good girls” need to dream too to let their souls sing and bodies dance!!

Guest Website: www.drdorothyct.com

10 Secrets to Easy & Permanent Weight Loss

March 9, 2011 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

BBE085Hint: It’s all about creating a healthy lifestyle!

Guest: Dr. Susan Smith Jones author of The Joy Factor and over 26 books on diet and nutrition, high level wellness, natural remedies, balanced living, and human potential.

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Podcast: Recorded March 1, 2011 (26 min)

Susan Smith Jones is back again with her secrets for shedding weight. And it’s not that hard. In fact, it’s easy if you create a lifestyle that  puts your health and wellness at the forefront.

Dr. Susan Smith Jones author of The Joy Factor

Dr. Susan Smith Jones author of The Joy Factor

Find out Dr. Susan’s 10 secrets for easy and permanent weight loss (yes, you heard that right!)  and create the healthy lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about. Susan also gives us tips on how to start off a nutritious day and also what to eat at night if you’re still hungry. Loaded with info on what makes our bodies healthier and more vibrant, this show should be on everyone’s list.

Recipe: Granola Parfait

Guest Website: www.susansmithjones.com


Are You Ready to be Cherished?

February 14, 2011 by Barb Scala  
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42-15200509Creating a loving relationship is in your power!

Guests: Marilyn Graman author of How to Be Cherished, There is no Prince, and The Female Power Within and Ronnie Ann Ryan author of Manifesting Mr. Right

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Podcast: Pre-recorded & edited (46 min)

Let’s explore the balance between a so-so relationship and one in which you are adored.  It’s time to discover how you can attract more love into your life, whether you are in a relationship or not, and finally be cherished.

According to Graman, “Cherished means you’ve experienced someone wanting you to be happy…someone to hold your hand and try to understand what our issues are. We have to tune into that for it to come back to us.”

Why stop with cherished? How about being irresistible, asks our team of experts. “Learn how to flirt …it’s part of our charm  …and when you’re playful, lighthearted and fun…guess what? You become irresistible,” claims Ryan. Graman adds, “Being irresistible includes having enough of your own life but not too much so that there’s no room (for your partner)…some balance between the two.”

Whether it’s the person you are married to or someone you have not even met, it’s time to open your heart, let love in and be cherished!

Marilyn Graman

Marilyn Graman

Ronnie Ann Ryan

Ronnie Ann Ryan

Guest Websites:

www.lifeworksgroup.com

www.nevertoolate.biz


Roasted Garlic

garlic1Recipe and comments from Health Bliss: Using Nature Foods & Lifestyle Choices to Rejuvenate Your Body & Life authored by Dr. Susan Smith Jones:

This simple-to-make treat is delicious and nutritious. A couple of times each week, you can smell garlic roasting in my home. Slowly baked, it becomes mild and so soft that you can spread it on bread, toast or crackers like butter. Bake several heads at a time and keep them in the fridge, then warm them up in the microwave for a few seconds before using. I often squeeze all of the soft cloves from their skins and put them in a small bowl to use in a variety of dishes such as mashed potatoes, soups, salads, dips, spreads, sauces, and

marinades.

6 heads garlic
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. sea salt
nonstick cooking spray
water

Preheat oven to 300° F. Slice ½ inch off the top of each garlic head (not the root end). Rub off as much loose garlic skin as possible without separating the cloves. Lightly spray a small baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Place the skinned garlic heads, cut-side up, clustered together in the baking dish. Sprinkle the top of each head with a dash of salt and thyme. Add ¼–1⁄3 cup of purified water to the baking pan, surrounding the garlic. Cover and bake until the cloves are tender when pierced with a knife and beginning to pop out, about 60 – 90 minutes, depending on the size. If you turn up the

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oven to a higher temperature, it roasts faster. Serve hot or cooled to room temperature. I sometimes serve a whole head of garlic to each of my guests. They can squeeze out the soft cloves from the skins to spread on baguette toast or any variety of whole-grain breads, instead of using butter or margarine.

Variation 1: Instead of salt, drizzle some tamari or Bragg Liquid Aminos over the top of each head. It gives them a nice flavor and darker color. Or substitute other herbs such as oregano, rosemary, basil, dill, cilantro, chives, or cumin for the thyme.

Variation 2: Take 3–4 heads of garlic, separate all of the cloves, and peel away all of the skin. Discard any cloves that are very small. In a small saucepan, combine the garlic cloves with ½ cup Vegetable Broth. Bring to a high simmer, cover, reduce heat to a gentle simmer, and cook until the cloves are tender but not mushy, about 20 minutes. Check periodically to make sure the broth hasn’t evaporated. If necessary, add some more. When cooked, the cloves are as soft as butter, easy to use, and will last 2–3 days in the refrigerator.

Garlic is a superfood that has been studied worldwide for its medicinal properties. It’s packed with antioxidants known to fend off cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, and overall aging.

By Susan Smith Jones, PhD ©. Health Bliss: Using Nature Foods & Lifestyle Choices to Rejuvenate Your Body & Life published by Hay House Publishers and available at www.SusanSmithJones.com

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Brave Enough to Switch Careers & Pursue My Dream!

February 1, 2011 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Finding A Passion, What's New, Who's Blooming

Jen Conroy

Jen Conroy

It took me 38 years to figure out that I need to be working with my hands every day.

I studied journalism at Northwestern and pursued a career in magazine editing in New York, but I never felt I was truly myself all those years. I’d always had creative hobbies—painting, interior design, knitting—but they were always just hobbies. And I’d always felt an enormous, guilt-driven responsibility to continue with my journalism career. It was my job, after all. I had gone to an expensive college to pursue it. How could I waste my professional contacts?

Then one Christmas I decided to make jewelry for gifts, and I couldn’t believe how much fun it was. I was thrilled to get positive feedback from my friends and family members, who told me that I had a knack for it, and that I should consider selling my designs online. Of course, my first instinct was to say, “I can’t do that.” There’s such a glut of jewelry in the market. What could I possibly contribute? But the more I thought about it, the more excited I became.

Once I decided to officially pursue my own jewelry business, friends bent over backwards to help me. My friend Kathleen’s husband, David Maloney (www.ocomolo.com), generously offered to design and manage my web site. Through David I met a fabulous local photographer, Catherine Kiernan, who offered to barter with me. (Thank you for your support, Catherine!) Another friend, Jen Hurley, also takes fabulous pictures for me. And I’m grateful to all my delightful, good-natured friends who have agreed time and again to be my models, devoting big parts of their day to smiling for the camera. Some of these dear people have even offered to host jewelry parties to get the word out. Thank you!

I feel lucky that it only took me 38 years to figure out that true joy—for me—comes from working with my hands. What a simple thing that is! It’s not rocket science! And yet for so many years I had ignored this creative compulsion in myself and tossed it aside to the relegated “hobby” pile.  I thank God that I had the courage to look at myself and re-evaluate my goals. I thank God that I felt brave enough to pursue this dream, despite the fact that it’s a “long shot.”

When wise people say it’s the journey, not the destination, I finally get it! Every day I feel such joy as I sit at my dining room table and create jewelry. There is joy in every step of the process! I’m not sure where it will lead. I do have a few long-term goals. I’d love to be able to donate a portion of my profits to a special need. (I’m still working on the profit part!) But I truly believe that by pursuing something you love, and infusing everything you do with love, you will bring out the best in yourself and others, and ultimately bring good to the world.

Listen: Jen Conroy on Bloom Talk

Jen’s Website: www.JenConroyDesign.com

Finding a New Career Path & Joy!

February 1, 2011 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

photo_25638_20110101Two women following their hearts against the odds.

Guests: Jen Conroy creator of Jen Conroy Designs and Pam Davies.
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Podcast: Recorded Jan. 26, 2011 (24 min)

Jen Conroy

Jen Conroy

Magazine editor turned jewelry designer, Jen Conroy claims, “A weight lifted when I decided to pursue this creative side of myself ~ it felt like a whole new world opened up.” Find out how she decided to make the switch and be able to say, “It’s such a joy to get up and look forward to going to work….I feel I’m more myself living authentically for the first time in my life!”

Her close friend, Pam Davies, is on a similar yet different journey. Leaving her graphic design business and going back to school to become a therapist, Pam warns, “As you get older, you realize life is short and if you don’t do what’s making you happy, it’s going to be gone.” Not an easy process, Pam took time to examine her

Pam Davies

Pam Davies

life, her values and her fears and is finally finding  joy. “When you walk through the fear and experience it then there’s the joy. I’m opening my heart…taking risks…and doors keep opening for me. It does feel joyful!”

Who’s Blooming? More on Jen’s Story

Guest Website: www.jenconroydesigns.com

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Spring Cleaning for Your Body

January 26, 2011 by Barb Scala  
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It’s a change of seasons. Find out about changing your routine to cleanse & detoxify.

Guest: Susan Smith Jones PhD author of  over 25 books on health and wellness including The Joy Factor: 10 Sacred Practices to Radiant Health (forward written by Dr. Wayne Dyer)

Note: Please consult with your doctor or any qualified health professional before using any product, diet or program discussed within these podcasts.

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PART 1 - Podcast: Recorded March 31, 2011 (24 min)

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PART 2 - Podcast: Recorded March 31, 2011 (22 min)

Anyone who knows me, knows that once a week I go vegan. I eat lighter, a variety of veggies and fruit and lots of water. No sugar, meats or dairy. I feel great after this once a week ritual which tends to keep me on track with my healthy lifestyle. But, I wanted to know more about cleansing and detoxifying, so I asked Dr. Susan Smith Jones if she could fill us in.

“When you look in the mirror are you looking and feeling your best? If not, maybe it’s a time to embark on a detox and rejuvenation program.”

Dr. Susan claims that a detox and rejuvenation cleanse helps prevent the onset of disease. She should know because she also claims not to have had a cold or taken medications in over 25 years!

With her holistic approach to keeping your body in balance, Dr. Susan answers our questions about body cleansing in this two part series. What is a cleanse and detox program?  What to eat and avoid when you are cleansing? Are there other ways to detox? How to start? And don’t miss Part 2 with Susan’s 10 steps to an easy body detox and cleanse program.

Guest Website: www.susansmithjones.com

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