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!

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Super Natural Your Life!

January 19, 2011 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Bloom Talk

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.”

Green Really is Good: John Shegerian, Eco-preneur

August 17, 2010 by Barb Scala  
Filed under Making a Difference, Who's Blooming

John Shegerian

John Shegerian

Most good entrepreneurs find a way to make a business successful against the odds.  John Shegerian has managed to do this multiple times in multiple industries – and has managed to infuse each business with a mission to better society, the environment or both!

John is currently the Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), an Electronic Waste collector and recycler, specializing in the environmentally safe and socially responsible dismantling of electronic items such as computers, televisions and monitors. Under Shegerian’s stewardship, ERI has fast become the Number One recycler of electronic waste in North America!

With ERI, John is realizing the dream of not only leading a green business, but a business that makes dramatic strides in helping the community.  By hiring rehabilitated, formerly incarcerated individuals, John and ERI don’t just lead the nation in recycling electronics – they lead the effort in recycling lives!

John has a remarkable 25 year track record in business. One of his most successful businesses was – a site that enabled college bound students an increased opportunity to achieve scholarships to help fund tuition - and he was recently appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to serve on the Governor’s Gang Advisory Committee, focused on providing the Californie’s top legislators with guidance pertaining to policies geared toward the reduction of gang and youth violence.

And of course there is John’s “Green is Good” mantra.  Passionately espousing the notion that sustainability and environmental responsibility can be good for business,  John is also the creator and host of the “Green is Good” radio show on Clear Channel (, the top rated green-themed radio program in the United States.

With ERI, John practices what he preaches as well.  ERI is a totally green organization – from the fleet of hybrid vehicles used by the sales team to the electric forklifts used on the shop floor to the methodology used to recycle the hundreds of tons of electronic waste that pass through the company’s doors.  Even the furniture used in house is made from recycled materials.

John is also the founder of, which provides nationwide outreach to help users find recycling locations nearest to them (every zip code in the country is covered) for whatever it is they wish to recycle.  Through its iPod App, website and 1-800-Recycling phone service, users are directed to responsible recyclers of electronics, tires, oil, paint, glass, plastic, wood, mattresses, carpet, junk – almost anything that can be recycled.

Driven by his commitment to innovate and develop companies that benefit and inspire others and are socially responsible, John is a success story on multiple levels and an inspiration to all those in business who wish to succeed while benefiting the planet and the people who live on it!

LISTEN: John Shegerian on Bloom Talk Radio: How did they do it?

Green is Good Radio

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.

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