*To me, the garden is a doorway to other worlds; one of them, of course, is the world of birds. The garden is their dinner table, bursting with bugs and worms and succulent berries.” Anne Raver Birdy, it’s cold outside. Deciduous trees are barren of leaves, autumn perennials have finished their blooming cycle, and few flowers adorn the landscape. The glistening ornaments that embellish the foliage are a gastro delight for birds. Winter has arrived and with it the beautiful be
It has been a challenging 22 months, yet we remain upbeat and positive about the future. We will count our blessings, be present for our loved ones, honor those who have died, express gratitude for all that we have, and pray for peace on our planet. We will hear Nola Hennessy’s thoughts on valuing life, being thankful for our blessings, how to focus on the future while acknowledging the past, and how to empower others to make positive change. Over the last 12 years Nola has
Gratitude, Giving, Holidays, and Puppies It’s a wonderful time of the year! Despite the challenges of 2020, we have so much to be grateful for. Hosts Andrea Smith and Arjin Claire talk with reporter, Nihal Gill as he shares how, after their beloved dog was killed, they adopted a rescue puppy which brought them great joy. Dog trainer and author of 101 Rescue Puppies-One Family’s Story of Fostering Dogs, Love, and Trust, Kathy Callahan, describes the sheer bliss of being a fost
STAY HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS WITH EXPRESS YOURSELF! Express Yourself!® teen radio host, Andrea Smith relives happy memories of Christmas’s past with traditions from her Argentinian and Scottish families. Christmas is her favorite time of the year and she shares her excitement with the world. The Gift of Magic from Cynthia Brian’s book, Be the Star You Are! 999 Gifts of Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference, is read bringing the wonder and awe of this bless
“Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.” Charles Dickens It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Every December I utter these same words and each Christmas seems to come earlier than the previous year. Where do the seconds, minutes, hours, days, years go? When I was a child doing my best to be nice instead of naughty, Christmas took forever to arrive. Today, Rudolph and his sleigh are on fast forward. We have officially entered the season of winter.
By Cynthia Brian “Down came the rain and washed the spider out!” Toddler song Halleluiah! It is raining…and raining, and raining. It was indeed a blessed Thanksgiving weekend as the heavens finally opened and life-giving tears spilled from the sky. Our grounds have been so parched that even the amended clay soil is as hard as cement. The start of the rainy season means it is time to get garden work completed. On the first day of rain, I donned my rain gear to fertilize the la
Want to learn a few simple tricks to keep your brain healthier? If even one of the tips resonates with you, your brain will benefit and so will your overall wellness. vWhen you hear the word “Cuba”, what do you think? Bay of Pigs, Fidel Castro, Revolution, Cigars, Mafia, Christopher Columbus, Hemingway, pirates? Cynthia Brian has just returned from this largest island in the Caribbean on a Support the Cuban People cultural experience and found a rich culture steeped in histor
Only those who go where few have gone can see what few have seen. ~ Buddha Did you know that poinsettias grow into trees? Or that mother’s tongue, also known as snake plant, is an excellent fence barrier? Without a thought from whence a plant derives, most of us buy our indoor plants at nurseries, grocery stores, and big-box centers. Our holiday décor includes colorful tropical specimens that thrive inside. On a quest to discover the flora and fauna that bring joy to our worl