Click to view this email in a browser The Metaverse Meets Be the Star You Are!
“We are made of star stuff.” Carl Sagan
A MESSAGE FROM FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CYNTHIA BRIAN
Do you have any idea what the metaverse is? Be the Star You Are!® has entered the realm beyond the stars!
Basically the metaverse is an online simulation mimicking the contours of the real world where we live. It is a mix of virtual and augmented realities.
Do I understand it?
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.” ― Maya Angelou Hannah, Ruhani, Keerthi, and Sharanya stand up for all women. Keerthi offers an insightful, yet humorous take on creating interesting characters for fiction writing, especially for the female gender. Hannah dives into the dangerous effects of the recent overturning of Roe. v. Wade which took away women’s reproductive rights and jeopardizes f
Back to School Can summer vacation be over already? Yes, for most students, classes begin this week. No more sleeping late and going to bed whenever. It’s time to hit the books and make sure you make the bell. Producer, Cynthia Brian introduces Nerd Extraordinaire reporter, Keerthi, as she gives a humorous, yet impactful insight into debating. Host Hannah catches up with Rose in her segment Bite Share, focusing on the importance of urban food policy, food in schools, and food
Ruhani, Sharanya, and Keerthi showcase a program about different types of journalistic endeavors. What is journalism? According to Britannica, journalism is “the collection, preparation, and distribution of news and related commentary and feature materials through such print and electronic media as newspapers, magazines, books, blogs, webcasts, podcasts, social networking, and social media sites, and e-mail as well as through radio, motion pictures, and television.” Nerd Extr
“There’s nothing wrong with you. There’s a lot wrong with the world you live in.” –Chris Colfer https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/138495/lgbtqia According to the CDCR, “LGBTQIA+ is an inclusive term that includes people of all genders and sexualities, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual, pansexual, and allies. While each letter in LGBTQIA+ stands for a specific group of people, the term encompasses the entire spectrum of gende
Sharanya, Ruhani, and Hannah talk about the pseudoscience of energy healing. Producer of the hit film What The Bleep Do We Know?!!, Betsy Chasse, joins for a discussion about energy, healing, filmmaking, and being a Mom to teens. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/138260/energy-healing The definition of energy healing is holistic practice that activates the body's subtle energy systems to remove blocks. By breaking through these energetic blocks, the body's inherent abilit
“If it comes from a plant, eat it. If it was made in a plant, don’t!” Michael Pollan An allergy is when your immune system reacts to an allergen. The type of reaction that occurs can vary from mild to severe. Some of the most common allergies are nuts, pollen, and pets. Reporters on Express Yourself!™ Teen Radio, Nihal and Kirpa Gill, provide information on allergies for both humans and pets. Allergies result from an overreaction of the immune system. The immune system has o
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/137969/modern-music According to Express Yourself! host, Ruhani’s Spotify statistics, her most-listened to artists are Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, and Mitski. All amazing singers. But anyone who knows her knows that her favorite artist will forever be the first one on the list, the one and only Harry Styles. Ruhani shares her concert experience and the reasons he is her number one choice. A.I. And Us reporter, Kevin, expla
“Good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence. All parts are interconnected.” - T. Collin Cambell Rose hosts a program about her favorite topic, food and nutrition. In her segment Bite share she discusses the importance of urban food policy, food access, and nutritional education. This show focuses on clean eating, organic food, and eating to optimize your body's functions. Nihal talks about how eating healthy is the best way to keep your body clean and ready f
“Fraud is the daughter of greed” -John Grant Over 49 million people were victims of identity theft in 2020. This resulted in $13 billion in damages from “traditional” identity theft, i.e., people losing their info through data breaches and similar attacks. One of the strangest statistics is that the majority of the losses ($43 billion) stemmed from direct-interaction scams, such as phishing emails. Bad actors are getting bolder and are willing to target people directly. Host
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela Why is education critical to success? The Express Yourself!™ teens have a lively discussion on various aspects of learning. In segment one, host Ruhani and reporter Maggie chat about ways to make a classroom more accessible for neurodivergent students. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with d
“Child slavery is a crime against humanity. Humanity itself is at stake here.” —Kailash Satyarthi The internet is a powerful tool and an integral part of modern society. Living in a fast-paced digital world, individuals can contact others worldwide at the simple click of a button. Applications like social media and Google have created many benefits, such as staying up to date with important events and global news, increased interaction with other individuals, and increased ac
BE A VOLUNTEER “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou Do you volunteer to help others? If not, why not? The paradigm of life is the more you help others, the more you help yourself. Hosts Rose and Ruhani share their experiences with being a volunteer. Rose talks about being a counselor at Camp Harmony where she was able to build relationships and have an impact
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." — Nelson Mandela. As spring begins, colleges send letters of rejection or acceptance to teenagers across the world. Hosts Sidney and Ruhani discuss the process in-depth on today’s show. They are joined by Dr. Don Martin, a successful college admissions coach with 28 years of experience. As he was a dean at many well-known schools across the nation and is currently a renowned counselor, Dr. Martin p
https://www.lamorindaweekly.com/archive/issue1525/Digging-Deep-with-Goddess-Gardener-Cynthia-Brian-Time-to-prune-roses.html By Cynthia Brian “I love to prune my roses. That’s the one thing I really feel I do pretty well!” Julie Andrews My roses are still blooming, and the bushes are filled with leaves. Yet, it is February and time to do the heavy pruning. My grapevines are already pruned, but I’ve been waiting for my roses to remember it is winter before I cut them back. Towa
presspass: https://blog.voiceamerica.com/2022/01/19/housemates-with-houseplants/ Digging Deep with Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian By Cynthia Brian “Having plants in your house is a natural way to continuously clear yourself!” Doreen Virtue Forty-five! That’s the number of houseplants that filled my tiny dorm room on the 7th floor of Hedrick’s Hall during my freshman year at U.C.L.A. Every shelf, box, windowsill, wall hook, desk, and floor space were filled with a container s
Happy Holidays and 600 Radio Broadcasts from Express Yourself! Our holiday program features Ruhani with her recaps of 2021 and original poetry as well as producer and author, Cynthia Brian with encouragement on creating SMART goals for 2022. https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/135046/happy-holidays-and-600-radio-broadcasts-from-express-yourself This special holiday program is the 600th broadcast of Express Yourself!® Teen Radio and host Ruhani ushers in the celebration with
Crystals harness the energy of the Sun, the Moon, and the Oceans. Humans connect to this energy. As long as we have existed as a species, we have had an affinity with stones and crystals. The use of talismans and amulets date back to the beginnings of humankind, although we have no way of knowing how the earliest of these objects were viewed or used. Host Andrea Smith interviews Hollywood producer, director, and author of Crystal Power, 12 Essential Crystals for Health and He
Everyone is thrilled that 2020 is at an end. Now we look to the future of 2021 with hope and faith. We have to come together, reconnect, and rebuild our country. Purple is the color for 2021. As an Empowerment Architect, Cynthia Brian’s aim is to encourage, inspire, inform, and motivate. Her “heart book”, Be the Star You Are! 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference offers readers a wealth of true stories, uplifting quotes, and simple exercises
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/127118/cynthia-brian-reads-the-as-from-be-the-star-you-are-99-gifts Since Be the Star You Are! 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference debuted, readers have been asking author Cynthia Brian to read the chapters to a world of listeners. In today’s StarStyle® episode, Cynthia reads the introduction to the gifts as well as several chapters that begin with the letter “A”. Included will be Abundance, Acceptance,