Studio City NowJul 29, 2022
Chatting with Jenny Rook - Episode 138
I recently spoke with Jenny Rook. And she has a story.
Jenny is a mental health advocate and writer, and has three golden retrievers! That alone makes life good.
Jenny Rook was born in Essex, UK and educated at York University, where she graduated with a degree in English and Music. Studying the greats of literature called a halt to a burgeoning desire to write.
After various adventures in the scrap trade, in bookselling, helping run an employment agency, and having children, she settled back into her first love, writing.
Her first book Fly By Night (1989) was accepted by the first publisher she sent it to. This was the first of a fantasy trilogy and Headline wanted all three.
All her fiction books were published under the name Jenny Jones. Two adult ghost story novels followed, Where the Children Cry and The Blue Manor, both of which were published by Gollancz. Five other fantasy/horror books for teenagers were published by Scholastic, Penguin, and Orion.
In 2006 Jenny qualified as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist for children and their families. She worked mainly for the National Health Service and also volunteered for Sure Start before taking early retirement to look after her elderly mother.
Jenny now lives with her husband, mother and three dogs in the Cotswolds.
Below is an excerpt from her latest book “The Book of the Sun”.
‘Are these my thoughts or yours?’ I asked.
‘It doesn’t matter,’ the Sun replied. ‘You are me and I am you…
The Book of the Sun concerns the structure of the living universe, why it is so difficult here, and why we should all began to realise that we are all one, and yet diverse at the same time. It answers many questions that have concerned minds throughout the millennia. Why are we here? Why is there suffering? What is the future for us? These questions and many more are answered.
Her website is www.jennyrook.com.
I know you will enjoy this podcast and Jenny's books!
Chatting with Nancy Bordine - Episode 137
I recently spoke to Nancy Bordine (Bissonette) about her recently published children’s book, "What Do You See?
Her book beautifully celebrates cultures and abilities. A perfect picture book to start or continue the conversation about diversity and inclusion, while celebrating the arts through a variety of colorful quilt patterns. There is an endless opportunity for classroom discussions and art projects sparked by this simple, but powerful book.”
Nancy’s website has a blend of parent/teacher resources, and her blog focuses on compassion and tolerance.
Nancy is an RN who has worked in the mental health field and now provides foot care for the homeless.
Her website is: missnancywrites.com and she can be contacted through the website.
Chatting with Rick DellaRatta - Jazz for Peace
I recently spoke to Rick DellaRatta with Jazz for Peace. Rick is a fellow Italian New Yorker (Yeah!), and musician. He is a singer/songwriter and is fascinating. He explained how Jazz for Peace has grants, and the work they have done in Africa. And - we had the pleasure of listening to him play some original music.
His contact info is:
You will like what you hear !!
Chatting with Frank Greenfield - Republished !
I re-edited my interview with Frank Greenfield and this is a polished - well - more polished edit!
Frank is so amazing - he's a musician and has done everything. He is with Family of Funk, and will have an EDM version of some of their music.
Chatting with Abira from Little Women of Atlanta
I ran into Abira from Little Women of Atlanta a few days ago. We had a ten minute conversation at a press party. Abira is a lot of fun - we talked about life in general. She is visiting Los Angeles for a few days, and is living life to the fullest. Tune in to LIttle Women of Atlanta and watch her.
Chatting with Michael Levine
I recently spoke with actor/writer/producer Michael Levine. We spoke about his newest projects, and his production company.
His website is
He's got a story to tell.
You will like what you hear :)
Chatting with Harley Wallen - Episode 132
I had the pleasure of speaking with Harley Wallen recently, and we had a lot of fun talking, looking at our animal pictures (he's got a dog that looks like mine! and he has cats), and learning about his newest project, Ash and Bone, now available on VUDU and how he got into entertainment. His bio is below:
Harley is a multi award-winner and has starred in over 40 feature films and TV shows with legendary stars such as Tom Sizemore, Tara Reed and John Savage among many others.
He started his journey as a Martial Artist early with Judo at age 7 and is now a 5th degree black belt. Harley also spent time learning other arts (Jiu-Jitsu, Tae Kwon - Do black-belts as well) and Mixed Martial Arts. His other love at a young age was dance as he was an outstanding break dancer in his teen years. His sheer talent and skill is what landed him his first opportunity in acting as a dancer at the syndicated Swedish TV cult hit 'Solstollarna'! Soon after, he realized he was bitten by the acting bug.
Harley then moved from Sweden to the United States to boldly pursue his dreams. After a short stint these plans got sidetracked by business opportunities as Harley climbed various career ladders.
After returning to acting, it wasn't long before the roles started coming and the growth he had experienced in the business world started happening to him in the acting world. After the film incentives ended in Michigan, he decided to start making films of his own. Not having a film school background with only limited experience, he decided to go online to further his education in filmmaking and took several more classes and seminars in acting. Finally in 2016 Harley and his wife Kaiti formed the film production company 'Painted Creek Productions'. The one thing he really takes pride in is his commitment to the character he is playing regardless the size of the role or the paycheck. Harley is now writing, producing, acting and directing and has found his life's purpose.
Harley can be found on IMDB, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.
Chatting with the Authors - Jane, Jola, Tasha and Mirav
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mirav and three of her protégés and they have a story.
Jane – Lives in England
Jola – Lives in New Jersey, originally from Poland
Tasha – Lives in New Orleans
Jane Anderson, whose book “Growing up on a Farm” will be released in May 2023. It details her life growing up, the hardships, etc.
Jola, currently living in New Jersey just published “From Impossible to I’m Possible”, written in 4 days! It is now a best seller. Her website is: coachingjourneywithjola.com
Tasha, a former speech pathologist, currently lives in New Orleans. Tasha has lived in Dubai, New York and other areas.
And – of course – Mirav, who arranged this get together.
All three ladies are on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
You will have to listen to get all their details.
We had a lot of fun talking. It felt like everyone was at the dining table, sipping wine and just having a great time being together. And we did!
Our plan is to meet in New York, go out for cocktails and do the town.
Come join us on the journey, and have fun listening to the podcast!
Chatting with Claudia di Martino
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Claudia, and we had fun! She is a native New Yorker with a great sense of humor and funny as all heck.
We laughed, cried, laughed some more, talked about our similar backgrounds, and surviving catholic school. I don't usually talk about religion, but wow - we had stories.
Claudia’s background was corporate – she was in the beauty industry for years, and was burned out.
She had visited Jerusalem and had a spiritual awakening. You have to listen to hear her story.
Claudia recently published a book – My Wall is Red – A Memoir of Discovery, currently available on Amazon.
Her website is www.claudiadi.com and her podcast, available on Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever podcasts are heard, is C & C chatchat (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/c-c-chatchat/id1640325734).
Chatting with Sarah Fast
I recently spoke to Sarah Fast – and she’s got a story - several stories! She recently published her 3rd book, which is available on Amazon.
Sarah’s career started with a degree in psychology and criminal justice. She worked in a juvenile facility and we spoke about some of her experiences working there.
We went off topic many times and just had fun.
Awaken You is the ultimate self-help and inner awakening guide for those who crave to embody the life they love to wake up to everyday! In this exciting experience of shifting and aligning to what you desire, Sarah will show you how to increase your energetic frequency and manifest the life of your dreams.
Each chapter is infused with awakening energy, inner power, and light that will support you as you transform your life from the inside out.
By the end of Awaken You, you will tap into a deeper knowing and trust of who you are and what you came here to do. You will feel awakened, unstoppable and ready to kick fear in the butt!
Sarah can be found on Facebook and Instagram at Awaken You Coaching.
Chatting with Renate Prandl
I had the pleasure of speaking with Renate recently. We had so much fun – I even left in the blooper in the beginning !
We talked about everything - went off topic and just had a blast.
Renate currently lives in Singapore. She is originally from Austria. She shares her journey that brought her to Singapore.
She is a best selling author, life mastery mentor and high performance coach.
Her website is https://renateprandl.com which describes here proven system.
Shift your mindset
Clarify your mission
Design your moves
Step out of Pain into your Power and become the best version of yourself.
Check out her website, and register for a class. You will like the results !
Chatting with Dr. Frieda Wiley
I recently spoke with Dr. Frieda Wiley and it was incredible. Dr. Wiley has an incredible background, and was a lot of fun to talk to.
She is a bestselling author, award-winning medical writer, and journalist who solves communications problems for her clients, one word at a time. She also just happens to be a licensed pharmacist and former chemist with an alphabet soup of letters behind her name (if she actually used them all). But don’t let that mislead you: She is a writer at heart.
She has been writing pretty much as long as she can remember and won her first writing award in the first grade and published a poem in the fifth grade. You could probably say she considers herself a writer first and a scientist second.
Interestingly enough, she accidentally “fell” into technical writing after college: Her first real job out of school was working as a chemist for an aerospace company whose main customer was the United States Navy. In that role, writing typically meant drafting a lab report, drawing up work orders, or tweaking a standard operating procedure. A few years later, her path became clear when she published her first magazine article and some marketing materials while still in pharmacy school: She wanted to write.
Today, she draws from her diverse professional experiences in chemistry, the pharmaceutical industry, and pharmacy practice to produce content in plain language as well as in complex jargon for scientific and medical professionals. She enjoys her work and believes it illustrates her commitment to serving others by crafting meaningful content that engages readers.
All I can say is – she is amazing!
Chatting with Miles Dalton - 2, the Hollywood Mystique
I had the pleasure of speaking with Miles Dalton again. Miles is a writer, director and actor and has got the sexiest voice ever.
On this podcast, we talk about unrealistic goals in the entertainment industry, including the drug and alcohol use. Around the 25 minute mark, we discuss the equally unrealistic goals set for women in the entertainment industry. The norm used to be stick thin women with poufy lips. Thankfully, that’s changing.
You will like what you hear.
Chatting with Derek Shapiro
Derek reached out to me this morning, and we did two interviews. He interviewed me, and then I interviewed him! We have mutual connections, and unique backgrounds. We had a lot of fun, spoke about the Dhar Mann issues, and connected. Fun times !
Chatting with LaJune Singleton - Episode 2
I had the pleasure of speaking again with LaJune Singleton recently, and we had fun catching up. LaJune is an incredible health and nutrition coach, lifestyle coach and author. She is a Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and provides the tools you need to redefine your mind so that you can create the space necessary for important positive shifts in your health and wellness.
In November and December of 2022, she had zoom meetings about breaking bad habits.
Her first book, Releasing my Trauma – the Root of Self-Sabotage, can be found everywhere books are sold, and her second book, to be released soon, is called My Daddy is My Angel.
After our first podcast, LaJune inspired me to lose some of the weight I gained during quarantine and when I let her know on LinkedIn, she was extremely supportive!
The below is taken directly from her website:
HOW I WILL ASSIST YOU WITH IMPROVING
YOUR BOARD CERTIFIED HEALTH AND WELLNESS
As your BOARD CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH, here are the TOP FIVE areas I will coach you in:
1. IDENTIFYING YOUR HEALTH VISION AND GOALS SO YOU CAN GET FOCUSED
2. CREATING A DETAILED ACTION PLAN FOR ACHIEVING YOUR HEALTH GOALS
3. KEEPING YOU ACCOUNTABLE TO ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS
4. CELEBRATING YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS AS YOU REACH IMPORTANT MILESTONES
5. PROVIDING ONGOING SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT AS YOU NAVIGATE THE PROCESS
LaJune’s contact information is:
and a youtube achannel – you will have to google that one!
Chatting with Dr. Dana Watson
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Best Selling Author, Dana Watson. Dr. Watson is an amazing person, who holds three master degrees, is a licensed and ordained minister, author and has an honorary doctorate in Leadership and Divinity.
Dr. Watson is known nationally as a dynamic speaker, author, and expert in holistic healing. She uses humor and transparency to connect to her audience to deliver an effective presentation. Her speaking topics include her personal story of domestic violence and how she turned her pain into her purpose, healthy relationships, fatherhood, nourishing the body, and healing from trauma.
She is on a mission to rebuild one heart at a time, as she is best known for advocating for domestic violence victims, facilitating healthy relationship classes, and ministering to the youth of Norfolk, VA. She has successfully turned her pain into purpose.
Dr. Watson has a heart to give back, as she has provided free services to women and men who are ready to escape abusive relationships as a volunteer in facilitating groups at Deerfield Correctional Center for Women and the Norfolk Juvenile Detention Center.
As a founding board member of The O.A.T. Foundation, the Outreach Advisory Team, she focuses on strengthening a supporting and cultivating families. “Building safer communities and restoring broken homes: One family at a time.”
She has a background in counseling and takes a holistic approach to healing. Healing starts from the inside out, and Dr. Watson helps find out the issues. She specializes in individuals, couples, and families who have been impacted by stress and/or trauma in their lives, relationships, employment or businesses. Coaching and counseling services are offered to youth and adults in individual and/or group sessions. Services also include grief coaching health coaching ADHD, relationship coaching and life coaching.
Check out her website – she is amazing !
Truth, Lies & Alzheimer's - Its Secret Faces with Lisa Skinner
Author Lisa Skinner is a behavioral specialist in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She is a Certified Dementia Care Trainer through the Alzheimer’s Association.
In her 25-year career as a community counselor, private adviser and Regional Director of senior care facilities, she helped thousands of families and caregivers understand the daunting challenges of brain disease. Her No. 1 Best-seller book “Not All Who Wander Need Be Lost,” was written at their urging.
Her latest book, “Truth, Lies & Alzheimer’s – Its Secret Faces” continues Skinner’s quest of working with dementia-related illnesses and teaching families how they can have a better-quality relationship with their loved ones through education and offering workshops on counter-intuitive solutions and tools to help people effectively manage the symptoms of brain disease. Lisa Skinner has appeared on many national and regional media broadcasts.
Her website is www.truthliesalzheimers.com
Chatting with Clayne Wayman - Episode 3 - his journey into the Amazon
I spoke to Clayne Wayman recently. He is the coolest guy in Utah – but we already knew that! We’ve chatted on several other occasions. Clayne’s parents are part of the Fundemental Latter Day Saints. His father has five wives. I’ll link the previous podcasts below.
His book - Echoes of Resounding Love – A True Story of a Polygamous Kid’s Journey to Spiritual Awakening,’ a book by Inspired Thought Leader written by Clayne Edward Wayman, has become an international bestseller. The book has hit bestselling status in the US, the UK, and Canada in 29 categories and is available on Amazon and other online bookstores.
Last year (2022), Clayne was diagnosed with a form of thyroid cancer. Rather than go the traditional route – removal of the thyroid and then medication for life – Clayne went to the Amazon for three months. His doctor was not happy about his decision. Western medicine is not always the best medicine.
Clayne had previously studied herbology and shamanism and always knew if he was diagnosed with a life threatening illness, he would go the plant medicine route. He came back from the Amazon with a new spirituality.
The Amazon has over 40,000 plants. 70% of plants treating cancer come from the Amazon. His journey in the Amazon is amazing.
So, buy the book and listen to the previous podcasts. You will be amazed.
Chatting with Chef Jess Lewis
I had the pleasure of speaking with Jess Lewis recently and we had a fun conversation. Jess is a trained Chef, Pastaia, Cookbook Author, modern homesteader, and outspoken food security activist. She lives in Western North Carolina where she cultivates, cooks, and leads professional chef retreats.
Her love of pasta making started in Sicily where she lived and learned to make pasta from her Grandmother and Great Aunts. While exploring her family history, which spans from Sicily, France, and the Middle East to Germany, Montreal, and New England, Jess fuses her passion with the cuisines of her ancestors. She has since become one of the experts in her field and teaches the art and history of pasta making as well as creating unique culinary experiences which impress the most seasoned foodie without being fussy.
Mediterranean, local farm-to-table, and apothecaric dishes make her dinner parties and classes truly unique.
Classes and Culinary Experiences are held in various locations around the world and at our modern-day homestead in Western North Carolina. Dinner parties can be scheduled in a variety of locations from your vacation rental or home kitchen to a larger venue.
Are you a restauranteur? Chef Jess is available as a guest chef. Just send her a note with your ideas, location, and we'll brainstorm.
Her newest cookbook will be released this month and her contact information is as follows:
Chatting with Mirav, Heidi and Beverly - Lady X
I again had the pleasure of chatting with Mirav, Heidi and Beverly about their bestseller book, Lady X. Mirav is in Italy, Heidi is in Monaco and Beverly is in Australia.
We got caught up on what everyone has been doing over the past year and it was fun. Thanks to the magic of zoom, we all got to see each other.
I had to edit out names of people – so will let you guess who they are!
Beverly has been traveling Australia, Heidi has been in Monaco and Mirav has been coaching writers while living in Italy.
Lady X is again a bestseller, and we are all excited about this.
Everyone’s Instagram is in the podcast so sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea and listen for half an hour. It’s a fun conversation.
Chatting with Wendy Eliot - Me and My Worry Monster!
I had the pleasure of speaking with Wendy Eliot recently. She has lived an incredible life. She was in a cult, became a nurse, teaches. Wendy is amazing.She recently published her book “Me and My Worry Monster: Snapshots of a Life Lived with Anxiety and 9 Methods to Deal with It “. Wendy shows how to manage stress and life’s anxiety. Her book is a bestseller and a synopsis is below:
---------------------------This book is for those people who have experienced anxiety but don’t want to bother anyone with it, and for those people who may not even realise they are anxious but just feel nervous at doing something different.
This book is for those who get ‘Sunday night nerves’ at the thought of going back to work on Monday, for those who get a queasy stomach before exams.
This book is for those who choose not to do something in case they make a fool of themselves, who have that little devil sat on their shoulder whispering all sorts of commentary to stop them doing something out of the norm.
This book is for those who are in a job they hate but worry about doing something different, who reach for the wine glass as soon as they get home, because they deserve it, because they’ve put up with all of the days stress at work.
This book is for those who feel they are different to everyone else, and nobody quite understands why they feel how they do.
This is for anybody who at any time in their lives has been worried or anxious about a future event.
It takes you through the authors experience of her own worries and provides you with some amazing tools to help you process your worry and anxiety. Make use of those tools. You will be astounded. AND - I no longer have the Sunday night anxiety!
Chatting with Tommy Anderson - A salute to our veterans!
I had the pleasure of speaking with Tommy Anderson recently. I met him a few weeks ago at an event honoring the late Paul Sorvino. Paul Sorvino was not only an actor, but a veteran and a member of the American Legion, Post 43. I met Tommy at this event.
Tommy was Army/Air Force, and currently an actor, writer, author, filmmaker and podcaster.
He joined the military (Army) after high school. He went transferred from the Army to the Air Force – I didn’t know you could do that! He was a medic, and after a firefighter. What doesn’t he do?
Tommy Anderson is a best selling author and award winning photographer/artist living in the Los Angeles area. An accomplished screenwriter and Associate Producer on the film based on his best selling novel "Haboob Wind", Tommy is also an actor in both television and film.
Anderson is a founding member Movie Muse Productions independence film company in Temecula, CA. Tommy was part of VetPics' first film (in post production), "Life after Oblivion", (based on the story 'Oblivion' for the San Diego Film Consortium's Armed Forces Film Challenge) was written and co-produced by Tommy.
In addition Tommy has co-hosted and has appeared on several Southern California radio talk show programs.
Most recently he was the face of the national Spotify commercial as the man with the dancing dog. He is a co-host with Take it Back with Tommy & Tina podcast on IQ Podcasts Studio.
Tommy has written a new novel "Two Million Steps" which is now being publication. Tommy has co written several award- winning screen plays.
Before moving to the Los Angeles area Tommy lived in Madison, Wisconsin. He was a career firefighter/paramedic with the Madison, WI Fire Department and retired from the US Air Force Air National Guard.
Tommy is a board member with US4Warriors Foundation, and a member of the Hollywood American Legion Post 43, Veterans in Media and Entertainment, and the US Press Association as well as a photo-journalist with the California American Legion Press Association.
So – he became an actor, writer, etc.
Tommy has written three books, and is currently writing a screenplay.
He can be found at:
and Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Tommy-Unleashed.
His Podcast is The Real Tommy Unleashed Show, on Spotify, etc.
Greg Simakovski - the crisis in the Ukraine
I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Greg Simakovski. Greg’s story is interesting, unique and extremely newsworthy.
Greg’s wife’s family lives in the Ukraine. His wife was in the Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the day of the Russian invasion.
Greg talks about his wife’s journey out of the Ukraine and his 501(c) (1), www.goukraine.org. His goal is to provide housing, medical supplies and clean water to the Ukraine.
Please go to his website, and help support his cause.
Chatting with Amelia Zachry
I had the pleasure of speaking with Amelia recently. Her book - ENOUGH - A Memoir of Mistakes, Mania, and Motherhood - will be published today, October 18, 2022. Below is a synopsis.
What Enough means to me…
Enough is a book of hope and of inspiration. It was written as a heartfelt outpouring of my voice newly found to share insights on the plights that are sexual assault, mental illness and all the stigma that surrounds us. It has taken me years of healing to come to a place where I am able to convey these stories. Fear, shame and guilt cloak me most days but with peace and healing, I overcome again and again.
This is my story but it is also the story of so many women who have come before me. Inspired by their strength and courage in survival, I stand in their shelter to tell my story.
Enough is a book that I wish allows readers with similar experiences to resonate with and find the light at the end of the tunnel. Also, a book I hope helps those who live with loved ones with bipolar or PTSD to gain understanding on its realities. For others, a source of descriptions of these stark realities to then stand together with us to end the stigma, or at least not be part of the stigma in action. The topics touched on in Enough are rarely pleasant and may get uncomfortable, but important nonetheless. I believe that talking about them will bring about healthy discourse amongst readers to battle the stigmas. Website and phone numbers are below.
Amelia Zachry was born and raised in Malaysia. She obtained a bachelor of commerce, majoring in marketing from Curtin University of Technology, Australia. When she met her husband, she moved to live with him in Japan, then Canada. During her time in Canada she obtained a bachelor’s in human ecology with a concentration in family studies from the University of Western Ontario.
She began writing her debut memoir after finding her voice, bringing to light secrets she had kept. Secrets of sexual assault and subsequently bipolar disorder that she suffers from. She is an advocate for mental health and sexual assault awareness, supporting causes to dismantle rape culture and normalize mental health. She maintains a blog where she writes regularly on topics of mental health, sexual assault awareness, immigration, and parenting.
When she’s not writing, she can be found tending to her many house plants or hiking with her husband and two daughters. Amelia currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky.
Should an assault happen to you, please reach out to the following:
Assault hotline: 1-800-656-4673.
Chatting with Julie Mac of Montana's Best
I had the pleasure of speaking with Julie Mac of Montana’s Best recently. We spoke about tourism in Montana and I learned a lot about the state. First – Julie was working out of her home because a grizzly bear visited her the night before. Sure beats the “The dog ate my homework” excuse !!
Julie spoke about Yellowstone and the other natural wonders of the state. She was very adamant about not disturbing the wildlife. Please do not attempt to pet the moose or feed the bears. Tourists do not realize these are wild animals, they are not domesticated pets. Wolves have also been reintroduced into Yellowstone, which has made a positive impact on the environment.
Montana has a lot to offer, from its national parks, to its wildlife, and family friendly living.
Julie’s contact info is below. Listen to the podcast, tune into her show, and visit Montana!
Chatting with Miles Jonn Dalton
What can I say about Miles Jonn Dalton? He follows the commandment “Thou Shalt Not Bore” and he’s got the sexiest voice in town.
Miles is an Canadian actor, writer, and producer who is best known for Dreams of Darkness (2021), My Younger Brother (2000), and The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980). Miles hails from Quebec, Canada.
We spoke about Dreams of Darkness, a sci fi thriller. The movie will be released on streaming services. Can’t wait.
Considered by many to be an actor whose talent and screen presence is reminiscent of The Golden Age of Hollywood, Miles began acting at a young age and originates fromMontreal, Quebec, Canada. He is the great nephew of legendary actor Karl Malden. In addition to acting, Miles modeled in Europe and appeared in Playgirl magazine. Definitely a man of many talents.
AND - Miles is also an accomplished drummer and musician.
Chatting with Stanley Livingston
I have the pleasure of speaking with Stanley Livingston recently. He is so cool !!! We spoke about his early days as a child extra, how Ozzie Nelson gave him lines (Remember Ozzie and Harriet?), and his years on My Three Sons. All my friends had crushes on him. On set, Stanley learned about the behind the scenes activities, and is owner of First Team Productions.
Stanley is known to millions for his portrayal of “Chip Douglas” on My Three Sons during its 12 year run. The show continues to run on the ME TV network, and has been seen on SBC, CBS, Nick at Night, ION, TV Land, Hallmark, Family Channel among others. Amazing.
Stanley has also appeared in How the West Was Won, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, X-15 and Rally Round the Boys.
He has worked behind the scenes for years as a Producer, Director and Writer. He is the owner of First Team Productions and currently developing “The Quarrymen” – the story of the greatest band on earth – The Beatles!
His acting mentor was the late Fred MacMurray.
As of April 2002, was directing children's shows for PBS.
Profiled in 2016 book, "X Child Stars: Where Are They Now?", by Kathy Garver and Fred Ascher.
The May 4, 1988, edition of Variety announced in the Film Production column that the movie "The Warrior" directed by Ray Cantrell began filming March 15, 1987, in New Orleans. Cast members included Stanley Livingston and Barry Livingston. No evidence the film was ever completed or released.
He was also in a film called “Skippy”. The film has never been released and it is believed only two copies exist.
We will be doing an episode 2 - Stanley is fascinating.
Chatting with Dr. Lies Wouters
A few days ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Lies Wouters. She is fascinating. Dr. Lies and I spoke about everything, and I later showed her a pair of wooden shoes my parents brought back from the Netherlands in 1964. She was amazed I still had them! Dr. Wouters’ bio is below:
Dr. Lies Wouters is an international positive psychology expert, work and organizational psychologist, advisor, trainer and team coach, based in the Netherlands. In addition to the comprehensive research, she has conducted about happiness and resilience, she assists organizations in the areas of: mental health; optimal functioning; motivation; and positive communication. Her mission is to contribute to reducing the number of burnouts in the Netherlands by helping to make people within organizations healthier and happier; and ensuring that they thrive in psychologically safe team environments. In 2018, Dr. Wouters published her first book in Dutch, Hoe Dan (So Then How) together with a businesswoman who wrote about how she overcame life’s struggles. In the book, Dr. Wouters responds to her explaining the psychological theories of what helped and why.
Dr. Wouters is the founder of her own international business, OMG! which stands for tailor-made leadership and specializes in providing leadership training and coaching. For more than ten years, Dr. Wouters and her team of fellow experts have been facilitating online and onsite leaders and professionals with business related workshops. Their work is underpinned by their professional knowledge that each individual is unique and each organization is unique. Thus, they only deliver custom work.
Dr. Wouters is a PhD student at the Open University in the Netherlands where she is researching the topic of psychological safety. The title “Drs” stands for doctorandus which is Latin for he/she/they who should become a doctor. Her first article about psychological safety will be published in the spring of 2022. When Dr. Wouters is not pursuing her professional career and helping other people to thrive at work, she loves to spend time with her husband and two children. She enjoys being outside in nature at all times of the year. She also loves dancing and enjoying good, healthy food with family and friends.
Dr. Lies Wouters can be reached at the following social media sites:
Chatting with Mirav - Episode 109
I spoke to Mirav recently, and we caught up on the past year. To refresh your memory her biography is below. Our recent conversation consisted of her author/writer coaching, and her approach to life. I love talking with Mirav – she’s fun, fascinating and has a wonderful outlook on life.
Mirav Tarkkais a Power coach, drawing knowledge from her experience as an IDF Operational Sergeant & international self-defense teaching career, she is also the bestselling author of 5 books to date, a Public speaker, trainer and a very proud single mother of two wonder women 🙂
Through her profound personal journey during which she was challenged many times and had to break down in order to break through, she discovered the power of the mind to be as powerful as that of the body. Her mind helped her survive on an emotional level and her body sustained her physically, working with both of them together was the secret to accomplishing her highest goals. From this her own unique method was born, combining strengthening the body and sharpening the mind, unleashing what she calls your “Power Of Warrior” and use it to create an unstoppable life in all areas. Her method was tested among hundreds of her students, she was interviewed multiple times for magazines and television and received an international award for her innovation of inserting mental training into the physical world of self-defense.
She believes that, to create overall wellness and use the full potential of your born power, the power of life, training must include various factors which contributes to one’s optimal health and state of mind. Her method includes balancing, connecting to your Qi, facial training, laughter yoga, warrior tapping, EFT, self talk, Warrior moves, connecting to your sensuality, self loving and more.
Chatting with Thanvi Voruganti
I had the pleasure of speaking with Thanvi recently, and was impressed. She is a young teen who has written two books – one on poetry, and the other is a historical novel, and is working on her third.
Thanvi was a fun interview. She is incredibly talented and hopes to continue writing. Her book launch was in June however, her website has her current events, bio and contact info. She is amazing.
An excerpt from Shades of Blue:
“These indescribable emotions
From where do they stem?
From the goodwill to the sin
What are these feelings to them?
Well to me...”
My name is Thanvi Voruganti, a student, author, and poet from Chandler Arizona. Currently I have just finished writing my second poetry book, From Shades of Blue and hope to continue my career in writing through books and other works.
Writing will always come as a first priority to me throughout the course of my life, serving as an expression of my passion, and a reminder of how far I have come in the last couple years. The pandemic has helped me realize that poetry is a commodity and writing is a untimely joy, a tool that must be utilized correctly in order to help myself and others.
Chatting with Skye Delamey - Episode 4
I had the pleasure of speaking with my friend, Skye Delamey recently. She is incredibly talented. Every show she plays, she sells out. Skye is currently working on her 6th album and has recently released a spoken word project - all poems written by her.
We spoke about our dogs, NAMM (music conference), and life in general. We had a fun time catching up.
Skye's website is www.skyedelamey.com.
Her shows, links to her YouTube channel and merchandise is there.
You will like what you see and hear.
Chatting with Sanita Mitchell
From Tragedy to Purpose: Sanita Mitchell launches Nonprofit Anaya’s Project to Support Bereaved Families with Infant and Pregnancy Loss, Fertility Struggles and Grief.
More than 12 years ago, Antonio and Sanita Mitchell lost their precious little girl, Anaya Simone, at 28 weeks of pregnancy. Despite their heartache, their faith aided them in overcoming their pain and beginning a new life focused on inspiring and helping couples in need. While experiencing the isolating world of grief, they continued to struggle with infertility and content medical intervention to remedy the issue. This ignited a new birth in the launch of the nonprofit organization – Anaya’s Project.
This is the beginning of Anaya’s Project.
Sanita talks about her struggle with infertility after Anaya’s passing, grief, and how she overcame this loss.
Sanita is a certified Life Coach, Marriage Dynamics and Repair Enrich Facilitator.
She also ran her own registered in-home childcare program and is a 2nd grade teacher.
She is very amazing and I know you will learn from this interview.
Chatting wtih Racquel Jones - the Brillionnaire !
I had the pleasure of speaking with Racquel Jones recently. Racquel is not only interesting, she is also a wealth of information. Her incredible course – the brillionnaire – is described below. We will do a session 2 when we both find time.
Racquel talks about government programs that are available for low income families, along with other programs to improve your living situation. Her program is below and listed on https://thebrillionaire.com/
Click on “for Residents”. Its an interesting program.
Except from her website: The Great Escape Course
Because welfare is not our life, or legacy!
The feelings of inadequacy, insignificance, and NOT being enough have ruled your thoughts for far too long. You are smart, you have value and purpose and most importantly you have what it takes to make your way prosperous.
This course was created to release you from frustration, anger, and stagnation; the mental gymnastics, lack, brokenness, stress, and anxiety.
The GEC principles and strategies work because we've successfully worked them! Access the freedom, purpose, and prosperity you and your children deserve.
Learn how to LEVERAGE and MAINTAIN your social service benefits while INCREASING and PROTECTING household income
Learn two (2) MAJOR loopholes, many case managers and social service agency's do not know!
Walk away with a solid, step-by-step "Escape Plan" that places you on the path of purpose and destiny.
Chatting with Debra Page - Episode 104
I had the pleasure of speaking with Debra Page recently. We reminisced about our days as RN's, we got to talking about how she went from being an RN, lactation nurse and them CEO of a 129-year old male-dominated fencing company, Louis E. Page. Debra not only embarked on a powerful journey of self-exploration, strength and uncovering a powerful sense of self, but also how she succeeded in elevating revenue growth by 45% as the first female owner of the business. What's more -- this incredible journey of identity rebuilding, personal growth and strength enabled her to launch her self-titled company that aims to guide women in uncovering their fullest potential and mastering all aspects of their lives through her book, coaching and upcoming women's summit.
It’s a common speedbump for many mothers—becoming unexpectedly divorced or widowed can abruptly knock any mother off of her life’s vision and leave her with more questions than answers. Such is the case for Debra Page who studied and worked as a Registered Nurse and Lactation Consultant until she became widowed and inherited her husband’s 129-year-old Wire Mesh Fencing Company, Louis E. Page, which had been exclusively run by the patriarchs in her family’s legacy and then landed in her hands.
Debra not only embarked on a powerful journey of self-exploration and strength, but also untapped the keys to success. From driving the company toward unprecedented revenue growth by 45%, She did not stop there. Her emotional journey and triumph propelled a personal mission to guide women and mothers, much like herself, to unleash their greatest potential by launching ‘The Inspired Mom Global Summit,’ becoming the Founder and President of ‘Woman Emerged,’ Creator of the ‘High Five I Am Program,’ and so much more.
Debra is fascinating and has had an incredible journey. Sit back, relax and have a listen!
Chatting with Sarah Negus
I had the pleasure of speaking with Author and Shaman Sarah Negus. Below is her biography. Fun and interesting conversation.
This is taken directly from her website - www.sarahnegus.com
I’d always been “tapped in” so to speak but pushed it aside as I grew.
A chance meeting led to a spiritual instructor who would change my life. I spent 12 years learning from her.
She didn't have a formal way of teaching, so I had to pick up what resonated with me and use my own ability to see beyond the veil— to listen telepathically and read energy to understand what was happening.
I experienced deep inner child work, shadow work, vision training and energetic attachments. I saw manifestations of my fears, felt my body respond to energy, thought, and history.
I finally understood the way the body, mind and spirit heals itself.
I had to figure a way to ground everything, to bring it down into reality.
I studied Psychosynthesis (psychology with a soul) developed by Roberto Assagioli. He believed that our experience distorted love, joy, compassion, and wisdom into qualities of anger, hate, and fear. He uncovered the wounds and distortions of energy and tracked them back to the quality of the person.
Psychosynthesis really resonated with me, and this is what I strive now to accomplish.
So, modern day shamanism is the marrying of traditional shamanism and modern psychology. It’s unique to me and is an expression of all I’ve learned on:
· body-locked emotional trauma
· deeply-embedded belief patterns
· spiritual healing
· emotional freedom
· physical well being
· personal power
· physical rehabilitation
· hands on healing
This is my soul’s work — to help you be the best version of yourself and make an impact in the World.
Your beliefs, behaviour, emotions and thoughts are all power signals to the Universe. The life you live will be a reflection of who you are inside. You are the creator of your world.
You can try to hide behind a facade of smiles and success like I did, but if you’re fighting what needs attention on the inside, the Universe will let you know, often in very unpleasant ways.
Been there when the Universe ‘bumps’ you, done it over and over again, so you don’t have to.
I help you shine light on the dark parts you’ve hidden, so that you acknowledge them, heal or lighten them, and then, move beyond them. In doing so, you rewrite the unconscious story you play throughout each day.
· What was holding you back has now fallen to the side.
· The feelings that have caused sabotage and regret can now be cleared and transmuted.
· The energy you’ve been sending out evolves to work in your favour, every time.
Everything you encounter on my website was tailor-made to help you personally expand into success and fulfilment consistently.
If abundance, happiness, and health have been hit or miss for you, it changes to a daily occurrence.
You are Universally supported in every way, every day.
I help you learn how to plug into that and stay for as long as you please.
Chatting with Kimberly Meredith
I spoke with Kimberly Meredith recently, and she has a story. She is an internationally renowned medical medium and healer. Following two near-death experiences, Kimberly received miraculous healing gifts from the Holy Spirit. In addition to hosting the syndicated radio hit, The Medical Intuitive Miracle Show, Kimberly is also a frequent guest on numerous radio shows and podcasts. Her website is: www.thehealingtrilogy.com
Following a near-death experience in 2012 where an SUV knocked Kimberly onto the concrete, she was told she would not walk again. After a painful and arduous journey to recovery in which Kimberly was slowly losing the ability to speak, she began praying over her body and learning to heal herself. With her gifts no longer dormant, it was with the help of The Divine that brought her back from her near-death experience. Now she was tasked with accepting the light and awakening fully to her gifts.
Tapping into these gifts, Kimberly Meredith is here to show you a route to an optimum life; by finding new-found health and vitality on all levels. Choosing to elevate our consciousness into higher dimensions such as the fifth dimension can greatly improve the qualities of our lives, awaken our gifts and heal ourselves faster than ever before. At this time, many spiritual higher-dimensional Guides are here for us, to serve us and move us into the fifth dimension.
Full of practical methods, nutrition, case studies and testimonials, Awakening to the Fifth Dimension will empower you to confront your own health struggles and find true, lasting healing. You will discover:
- Methods to alleviate mental, emotional, and physical ailments.
- Spiritual practices that will lift you into the realm of the Fifth Dimension.
- Stories, exercises, prayers, affirmations, and other information to elevate your mind, body, and soul.
Kimberly's book, Awaking to the Fifth Dimension has been published!
This book will open a portal into the Fifth-Dimension way of thinking and living. Find happiness and freedom with Kimberly's gentle wisdom and guidance.
- Kimberly has a devoted audience of 50.4K Instagram followers who are waiting for this book and will act as ambassadors for the book at pre-launch and on publication.
- Kimberly Meredith is a gifted medium. Her skills as a medium have been verified at IONS (Institute of the Noetic Sciences) and Dr Norman Shealy refers to her as a modern-day Edgar Caycee.
- This book contains direct, actionable content. Readers who are suffering from illness and struggling to find answers will find the practical tips and advice useful. They will be able to quickly address their own health issues and find healing on their own.
- Kimberly Meredith has a unique story that will interest readers. She discovered her healing gift after experiencing an eye-opening near-death experience.
Chatting with Tameka Walker Chapman
I had the pleasure of speaking with Tameka Walker Chapman recently. We spoke about her time in the Navy (let’s hear it for our women veterans!), her two adorable children and her message of empowerment. Her bio is below:
CEO, Mogul Media, LLC (MogulMedia.us)
Creator and Founder, Mogul TV Global Network (www.TheMogulChannel.com)
Tapping into her gift of creativity, Tameka Chapman created the Mogul TV Global Network to offer television programming that showcases culture, legacy and diversity. Partnered with Roku, Amazon Fire TV & Apple TV, MOGUL TV Global Network App is available to over 100 million viewers!
Tameka Chapman is a US Navy Veteran, Television Producer, Award-Winning & International Bestselling Author, Award-Winning Global Speaker, former Paralegal Specialist [15 years] and 7-Figure Business Growth Strategist to some amazing entrepreneurs! When she is not busy in her multiple roles as the CEO of Mogul Media, LLC, she is fully enjoying life with her husband of 22+ years and the amazing toddler duo Aspen and Arden
Mogul TV Global Network
Watch amazing shows and LIVE events on theMoguls.tv
Website | www.TheMogulChannel.com
Email : Info@TheMogulChannel.com
Check out Season One of the original shows!
Curves, Curls and Crowns
In Her Ear
Young & Thrivin' Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs And stay tuned for more
Chatting with Dana Olita
I met Dana and her daughter, Rory, a few years ago at a movie premiere. Today, I got to know her a little better. Not only is Dana a writer/screenwriter, she is a comedian, with lots of interesting stories.
She grew up in Philadelphia to Italian parents and – wow ! Her grandparents, raging alcoholics, owned a Speak Easy during prohibition. Dana said her grandmother would start drinking beer at 6 a.m. Gramma had 12 inch fingernails painted red. Maybe it was the style?
Anyway Dana started the comedy when she wrote a mob related screen play. She auditioned for Flappers in Burbank’s open mike, and then on the Dive Bar Tour. Can’t wait to see one of the Dive Bar shows.
Take a listen, and follow her on facebook and check out the comedy.
Chatting with Skye Delamey - 3
I had the pleasure of speaking with Skye Delamey again, and again learned how talented she is. Skye just dropped her new single “Untamed Circus” which is a song about empowerment. She is also releasing a spoken word EP in the next few months, and has written a poetry book.
Skye’s 4th album was released last year, and she is currently working on her 5th album.
Her music videos are on her website (www.skyedelamey.com), and under the Tour tab, you can see her when she will be streaming and upcoming events. There is nothing she can't do!
Check out the website and her youtube channel, follow her in twitter and instagram. You will like what you hear.
I’ve linked her first and second podcasts below:
Chatting with Rich Baumann - EPISODE 100 !!!
I spoke to Rich Baumann recently, and thoroughly enjoyed our conversation. I could have spoken to him forever, however Zoom only gives me so much time. Rich is an amazing storyteller, and singer/songwriter. He spoke about his life in Wisconsin, his songwriting style and story telling style. Oh – and he played two amazing songs. He is incredible.
Rich performs at libraries, senior centers and festivals, including Kerrville. I am attaching his bio along with his website and some clips of him performing.
AND – he has sung with the late great Pete Seeger! What more can I say about the coolest guy in Wisconsin?
Rich Baumann has done more than seven thousand programs in more than two thousand senior facilities and hundreds of schools and libraries all over the country. All the way from Seashore Pointe at the tip of Cape Cod to Belle Chase twenty miles south of the Super Dome to Haven in the Hill Country in Kerrville, TX!
Songs of Life
Audiences experience a very special warmth hearing stories and songs that bring fond memories for the very old and exciting dreams to the very young. There are songs of farming and sailing, home and travel, love and loss, life and death... Rich takes each person to a very special place in every performance.
"One Step Closer" is a workshop created and facilitated by Rich Baumann focusing on rapport and influence. Rich has presented workshops for caregivers in numerous memory care facilities, nursing homes, hospitals and churches.
"Songwriting with Seniors" is a fun workshop that can be an in service event that focuses on reminiscence. It is a good opportunity to include family members.
"Weeds in the Garden" Written by Kathryn Morski" performed by Rich Baumann
"Battlefield" written by Rich Baumann
"What Would Love Do? Written by Dave Schindele
Picture of Rich singing with Pete Seeger
Listen to "Rainbow Rapids written by Ron Broomell" performed by Rich Baumann
Pumpkin Pie by Rich Baumann and second graders
Chatting with Gloria Garayua
I had the pleasure of chatting with Gloria recently. Fun conversation and I miss seeing her. AND --- Gloria’s background is amazing.
She was born and raised in the Bronx and attended St. Nicholas Elementary School , and started her acting career by playing the Angel in her kindergarten school play, followed by a new play every year. In High School, she participated in school plays and choir performances, as well as being active in the drama, music, and ecology clubs. Gloria received her B.F.A. in Acting from Long Island University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. In college, Gloria’s portrayal of Ariel in “The Tempest” earned her an Irene Ryan Nomination where she placed as the 1st National Alternate.
After college, Gloria embarked on a national tour (“Great Scientists Throughout the Ages” by the National Theatre for the Performing Arts), and two regional tours “Halfway There” with the Periwinkle National Theatre Company, and various plays in repertoire with the George Street Playhouse Touring Company. Afterwards she settled back to NYC where she worked consistently in theatre doing both plays and musical theatre throughout the NY and NJ area, while constantly in acting and dance classes. In NYC, Gloria landed the role of “J” in NYC’s Off-Off-Broadway hit “Mono” (Critic’s Pick of the week by Time Out NY, Paper Magazine, and NY Magazine in 2004).
In 2004, while still living in NYC, Gloria was cast in “Two Sisters and a Piano” by Nilo Cruz at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego, CA. Having had great success in NYC, she relocated to California and immediately got an audition for Jim Carrey’s “Fun With Dick and Jane”. Gloria landed the role of “Blanca”, Mr. Carrey’s nanny. She then guest starred in NYPD Blue.
Gloria continued acting in studio films including “Mother and Child”, starring Annette Bening, Jimmy Smitts, Kerry Washington, Naomi Watts, and Samuel L. Jackson, “Henry Poole Is Here”, directed by Mark Pellington and starring Luke Wilson, George Lopez, Cheryl Hines, and Adriana Barraza and “Fixing Paco,” which was- nominated for an IMAGEN Award for Best Webseries in 2013 and 2014and Gloria played the lead!
Gloria is an acting coach and has private and group classes. Her website is www.gloriagarayua.com, and has a video series for beginning actors.
Chatting with Jimmy Meza - Confessions of a Limo Driver !
I first met Jimmy about ten years ago in an acting class, and we reconnected about two months ago. Jimmy has a podcast – Juicy Divas – Confessions of a Limo Driver, and he has stories !!! Some of the stories are:
Driving Black Eyed Peas, Sean Penn, Elizabeth Taylor and Gary Shandling! He even has a story about a tequila lady losing her underwear. The fun never stops ! The back seat of a limo holds many secrets.
Jimmy has been a Radio Host for about 5 yrs now. He is also an actor and sometimes comedian as well. His podcast deals with a Plethora of subject matter. Mostly discussing topics with relation to the music and movie industry and everything in between. Enjoy the ride keep your hands and feet inside at all times. Let the proverbial good times roll.
We had a lot of fun chatting a few weeks ago. Could not stop laughing. Please take a listen to this interview, then check out his podcast.
Chatting with Maven Quest
I had the pleasure of speaking with Maven Quest recently. We had a fun conversation and you can hear us laughing, giggling and - my dog barking and sirens in the background. I’ve posted her bio from LinkedIn below, however, Maven is multi-talented. She is a writer, photographer and – wait for it - a paranormal investigation. How cool is that? She talks about her first paranormal experience and how it changed her life. We also spoke about a mutual friend who opened doors for not only us, but many women. Should out to Mirev !!!
Maven Quest, a.k.a. M. Arcturus the author of Atlantis: City of Mages, and there’s many more books on the way. Her greatest aspiration is for her books to stir the imagination in others and even create a bit of controversy. She wants her readers to form their own ideas surrounding the topics she writes about. She believes that every point of view has the ability to expand knowledge and spur people into action to follow their dreams and pursue their personal truth.
She will be posting updates to upcoming books, events that she will be attending, like book signings, and blog, not only about her books, but also my adventures in photography and paranormal investigations. You didn’t seriously think that she only wrote books did you? She has many passions and many interests, and can only hope to inspire others to live their life to the fullest. All she can do is live by example, one adventure at a time, and she would love it, if you would journey with her.
Chatting with Imani Khaliid - There Was Violence
I had the pleasure of speaking with Imani Khaliid recently. His story and book – There Was Violence – is moving. Based on true events, this gritty, memoir-styled journey spans from the mid 1970’s through the late 80’s in South Los Angeles
Imani, who grew up in South Central/Compton area of Southern California, is a survivor of domestic and street violence. His book, There Was Violence, details the journey of Vaughn Harper, a young boy born into generational trauma navigates a chilling and unpredictably dangerous world of domestic and urban violence as he seeks peace and his true calling.
Imani is currently working on an app with resources to escape the violence, help with mental health and have resources. His websites are below. The book is compelling and can be found on Amazon, Kindle Books, Apple books and everywhere you buy or download books.
Chatting with Rich McCulley
I had the pleasure of speaking with the multi-talented Rich McCulley recently. I met Rich several years ago at a music venue, with other musicians – shout out to Ted Russell Kamp, Will Kimbrough and Joey Peters. Rich currently lives in El Paso, Texas, in an neighborhood near where I lived when I lived there. Small world! And in another weird small world, we were neighbors in Southern California. Missed doing the Starbucks thing when he drove through.
Rich has played with almost everyone. He is a singer, songwriter, wrote the Donner Pass soundtrack, has had music placed in baseball games, among other things. He can be reached at Redhill Studios, or google him.
His website is: https://richmcculley.bandcamp.com/
The newest CD – Stash, Walk the Walk, with Ted Russell Kamp and Joey Peters is available on all platforms.
Chatting with Lee Fardon
I had the pleasure and honour of chatting with Lee Fardon recently. I first heard about Lee many years ago, when my friend Leigh brought me his album “Palestine”. I was hooked - and thank you Leigh!! Lee is incredibly talented and fun to chat with. We spoke about his early days, his influences, his days with Arista Records and how the quarantine affected him. His partial bio is below.
Lee is an English singer/songwriter, instrumentalist and recording artist. He was born in Battersea, south London in 1953. For his 10th birthday, Lee’s father brought him a Dansette record player and the Bob Dylan’s album Freewheelin, which proved to have a profound influence on his future career. In the early 70’s Fardon played as a solo artist, playing folk based rock and roll in various London folk clubs such as The Nag's Head pub in Battersea, The Crypt at St Martin in the Field, Trafalgar Square, The Mandrake Club in Soho and The Half Moon pub in Putney. At this time, he began writing his own lyrics. He was signed in 1977 by Arista Records when he formed his first band, Lee Fardon and the Legionaires. The Legionares played most of the pub rock venues in London including the Hope & Anchor, Islington, Finsbury Park Rainbow Theatre, The Hammersmith Odeon and the Marquee Club, where the band supported Dire Straits for four Sunday nights. By 1982 he was signed by Aura Records and formed The Lee Fardon band. 
Subsequently, Lee toured with Dire Straits, was produced by Mark Knopfler and recorded with Annie Lennox. His second album received critical acclaim, notably, Alan Jones the editor of Melody Maker wrote that “The God Given Right” was “bold, thrilling and breathtakingly assured". Journalist Patrick Humphreys, in an article in Melody Maker, described Fardon as “the God given writer”.
Difficult to categorize in a single genre Lee fuses rock, folk, soul and pure poetry.
His new CD, “On the Up Beat: is amazing. It’s a fusion of the New Orlean’s sound and jazz. The youtube “The Making of On The Up Beat” shows the making of this CD. At Room with a View Studio. The video is created by his talented wife, Sharon Fuller, an extremely talented artist.
I’ve linked his website and YouTube below.
Chatting with James Davis - The Midlife Mentor
I recently spoke to James at the Midlife Mentors, and was extremely impressed with the Midlife Mentors and 38 Degrees North.
James and Claire Davis are the husband and wife team behind the multi-award winning coaching and fitness retreat company 38 degrees north (the latitude of Ibeza).
Driven by passions for fitness, travel and adventure, James and Claire wanted to create a luxury fitness holiday experience that not only delivered results but would be engaging, fun and motivate clients to continue training once they returned home.
Rather than focusing on extreme weight loss, they instead founded a concept built around coaching and education, incorporating not only workouts, but nutrition workshops, mindset, coaching and support to enable lasting sustaining change for clients.
They partner with 4 and 5 star hotels for their base, giving clients a luxurious surrounding and amenities along with a wide range of food choices.
When I spoke o James, he had flown in from London to Marbella, Spain !!!
He and Claire have a podcast – The midlife mentors podcast and are featured in numerous magazines, including Men’s Fitness, Tattler, Vogue, Women’s Fitness, Marie Claire and Elle.
They can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
And the website is: https://themidlifementors.com/
Their programs are inspiring.
Chatting with LaJune Singleton
I had the pleasure of speaking with LaJune Singleton recently, and wow – did I learn a lot about nutrition and wellness and inspired me to start losing the ____ pounds I gained during quarantine. LaJune is a Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, who provides you with the tools you need to redefine your mind so that you can create the space necessary for important positive shifts in your health and wellness.
Virtual and in-person programs are designed for children, families, retirees, and busy career women with their scheduling needs in mind. If you're struggling with health, nutrition, wellness, and fitness goals and developing a growth mindset, coaching is the way to achieving your best you. Healthy mindset and eating starts at home with your children. Let her show you how she can help with a free consultation.
The below is taken directly from her website:
HOW I WILL ASSIST YOU WITH IMPROVING
YOUR BOARD CERTIFIED HEALTH AND WELLNESS
As your BOARD CERTIFIED HEALTH COACH, here are the TOP FIVE areas I will coach you in:
1. IDENTIFYING YOUR HEALTH VISION AND GOALS SO YOU CAN GET FOCUSED
2. CREATING A DETAILED ACTION PLAN FOR ACHIEVING YOUR HEALTH GOALS
3. KEEPING YOU ACCOUNTABLE TO ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS
4. CELEBRATING YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS AS YOU REACH IMPORTANT MILESTONES
5. PROVIDING ONGOING SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT AS YOU NAVIGATE THE PROCESS
LaJune’s contact information is:
and a youtube channel – you will have to google that one!
I was so impressed talking with LaJune. As I mentioned above, I started following her advice and feel healthier. Check out her social media channels. I know you will be impressed too !!
Chatting with Al Siamon and learning about Balance 7
I had the pleasure of speaking with Al Siamon recently. All I can say is WOW !!! Mr. Siamon is 91 years old, a cancer survivor and had a quadruple bypass. He is alive and kicking and just amazing. AND has a story and he owes it all to Balance 7.
He developed a product called Balance 7, a health supplement, makes the body alkaline and is amazing. I’ve been using it for a week and can feel the difference. The Balance 7 story is below.
His Balance 7 journey started when he was 65 and was feeling “old and worn out”. His doctor told him this was normal. For Mr. Siamon, it wasn’t normal.
Balance 7 is a liquid dietary supplement with the powerful ability to raise pH levels in the body. Its proprietary mixture of safe, all natural minerals triggers the body’s ability to maintain a healthy and strong immune system.
From conception to production, Al Siamon spent more than two decades developing and testing Balance 7.
This unique, easy to use blend works without expensive products or complicated diets. A consistent and daily regimen greatly improves the efficacy and potency of the pH balancing process.
Since its inception in 2005, the use and introduction of Balance 7 in the United States and throughout the world to millions of people launched a steady stream of testimonies about the product’s extraordinary health benefits.
Within 72 hours, most people begin to experience: Higher energy, boosted mental awareness and enhanced overall health.
Since I’ve been using Balance 7, I can personally say I’ve experienced this. I can honestly say I feel healthier. It’s a great product and I am very happy with the results so far.
Social medial links are:
Chatting with Bianca Banks
Its Bianca Banks - what more can I say? Bianca and I chatted recently about everything. Her parents were in the health care field, and Bianca, who was in that field, did a complete 180 and went on to do incredible things. She is an LA native who made a name for herself as a business woman, community advocate, philanthropist, and socialite.
Bianca made her entertainment premiere as a main cast member and reality star on 2017's Bravo's "Invite Only Cabo" alongside famous celebrity hairstylist, Larry Sims. As a side note, Larry Sims suggested she get into entertainment.
Bianca is now raising the bar for her talent and has officially launched her podcast, 'The MND Show". With her daughter, Jasmine Shannon, as her co-host, they focus on current events and powerful topics that have brought edge, personality & realness to the podcast world.
She and her Jasmine also have a show on Dash radio (internet).
Bianca can be contacted at - itsbiancabanks.com, or google Its Bianca Banks, and she's everywhere.