Vaccinations are rising and there are new treatments for the Covid 19 virus. Airlines are now mandating vaccinations or recent testing for passengers, restaurants are requiring vaccinations for indoor dining, and many companies have jumped on that bandwagon. Can we begin to be more positive about ending the pandemic? Almost everyone has heard of the “butterfly effect”. Originally based on weather and climate predictions, it has become a metaphor for the effects of chaos the
Did you adopt a pet during this pandemic? Have you been spending 24/7 with your new furry family friend because you’ve been working from home? What are you going to do when you have to go back to the office? Many pet owners want to bring their animals to the office. Peter Russell’s Letting Go of Nothing, is a practical and empowering approach to the age-old quest to let go of the thoughts and feelings that block happiness, impede change, and hinder self-acceptance. Cynthia Br
The U.S. had more than 38 million confirmed Covid-19 cases and 640,000 deaths as of August 18, 2021. Only about 50.3% of the population have been fully vaccinated. Vaccine resisters offer many rationales for why they do not have to be vaccinated. but what is more important than your health and safety? The enemy is the virus. It can’t mutate if it can’t replicate. Get vaccinated Flying used to be pleasurable. It was even called the “friendly skies”. Air rage is on the uptick.
Businesses, airlines, and healthcare facilities are now requiring employees to be vaccinated. An unvaccinated person is about 50 times more likely to be hospitalized for COVID-19 than a vaccinated person, and nearly 300 times more likely to die if infected. Compelling data. Are you vaccinated? Take your shot. Cynthia Brian has only three rules in life: Smile, Have Fun, and Be Wild and Wacky. When you read any of her books in her Be the Star You Are!® series, you’ll find yours
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/132559/water-matters-climate-change-effects-back-to-school-tips Besides the financial burden of re-landscaping, maintaining a garden during a drought is essential not only for the aesthetics and beauty a garden provides but for keeping your home cooler and contributing to a fire safety zone. If you let your plants and trees die, your parched landscape could become a fire hazard. Water is essential to life. Water matters. Our health, safety
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/132452/summer-perennials-stay-cool-preventing-food-poisoning In the heat of summer, can you keep your garden flowers blooming? By planting specific perennials grown to thrive in heat, you can have a beautiful landscape all summer long. Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian shares her personal favorites. How do you stay cool in hot weather? Everyone loves outdoor activities but the summer season brings heat-related illness as well as fatalities.
With the drought in California, many homeowners are experiencing an invasion of uninvited insects and varmints hungry to eat what’s left of our crops while some are dining on us as main courses. Learn what are the beneficials and the predators. Do you have “junk” in your attic, basement, closets, or garage that could actually be money-making collectibles? Many things that we may think are worthless could bring in thousands. We’ll look at what’s hot for collectors. Since the p
During the unrest of 1789, on July 14 a mob approached the Bastille to demand the arms and ammunition stored there, and, when the forces guarding the structure resisted, the attackers captured the prison and released the seven prisoners held there. The taking of the Bastille signaled the beginning of the French Revolution. Vive la France! Honeybees reflect the health of the environment. Our agriculture depends on the pollination of honeybees. If bees continue to die, consumer
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/131984/climate-change-help-breathe-for-life-energy-food It’s overwhelming to ponder the climate disasters that the world is experiencing including hotter temperatures, rising sea levels, wildfires, tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes, and more. Our individual behaviors can make a difference if we adjust our habits to help. If you are feeling stressed and anxious, try belly breathing. Taking a deep breath relaxes us as it stimulates the vagus n
Pandemic fatigue has most people looking forward to taking a trip. People have been saving money to travel and are ready to go. The scammers are also ready to take your money. Find out how to play by the rules, stay safe, and get the vacation you’ve been waiting for. Dr. Rochelle Calvert offers a unique and effective approach to healing trauma that uses nature- and body-based mindfulness practices to promote peace and wholeness with her new book, Healing with Nature. Proving
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/131849/grow-your-groceries-dementia-testing-kids-and-books To battle food insecurity, grow your own groceries. Global food waste is equal to 1/3 of all available food. Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian explains how you can save money, waste not, and eat healthy by planting the crops you enjoy. If you are trying to discern if your forgetfulness is normal or something more serious, you may need to see your physician for a cognitive screening.
In continuation of Cynthia Brian’s series on preparing for a wildfire, in this episode she’ll discuss preparing your home to reduce a fire and keep you safe from fire resistive construction, vegetation management, to emergency responder access. Did you know that the origin of Father’s Day occurred because of Mother’s Day? Fathers are critical to a child’s well-being. How do you honor your daddy? It’s Father’s Day on June 20 so it’s time to celebrate the wonderful fathers who
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/131597/planting-for-fire-resistance-new-normal-being-an-executor When planning a new garden or adding plants to an existing landscape, it is essential to be reminded that no plant is fire-proof. Everything can and will burn if the temperature is hot enough. Also, even if a plant tag indicates that it is fire-resistant, it must be properly maintained, pruned, irrigated, spaced, and positioned in the correct locations to thrive. Goddess Gard
Although everyone has pandemic fatigue, being informed about Covid 19, the effects, and the latest news is critical. In this program, we will talk about what you need to know about kids getting the vaccine, how to protect yourself from Covid cybercrime, the after effects of having the disease on our brains and organs, and, for those who want to continue working from home, how to approach your employer with the question. The economy is opening up yet we still have to be cautio
We can do our part to protect our property as best as possible through firescaping, a landscape design that reduces house and property vulnerability to wildfire. While enhancing the beauty of the property and creating a defensible space, we surround the house with plants that are less likely to ignite. Fires respect no boundaries and fires don’t honor property lines. With enough heat, almost everything burns. If you are looking to travel within the United States this year, lo
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/131253/emergency-go-bag-essential-lessons-for-kids-frightening-foxtail Natural disasters know no boundaries. One never knows if a fire, earthquake, flood, mudslide, or other calamity is on the horizon. It’s imperative to be prepared for all emergencies. Cynthia Brian will tell you what to put in an emergency Go Bag for your home and vehicle. If you are a new parent, you may be reflecting on the lessons you learned as a kid. What are instru
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/131116/garden-party-laughter-vaccine-laminate-or-not-waste-not With the stay-at-home orders this past year and the isolation, most people are looking forward to getting together with their friends and families. If you’ve been vaccinated, the CDC indicates that small outdoor gatherings are relatively safe. Is your garden ready for a small party? Goddess Gardener, Cynthia Brian, offers a few flower fun hacks that will spruce up your space fo
https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/130852/healthy-weight-quality-seed-leaving-our-comfort-zone When you want to be healthy and maintain a weight that works for you, drinking green tea and even dark chocolate can help. Learn seven simple tricks that will keep you happy, healthy, trim, and slim. What is quality seed and how can you be sure you are buying seeds that will germinate? Reputable seed companies want life-long customers so they provide seeds for success. Are you rea
Earth Day and Wiggle, Wag, Cluck..Raising Chickens Earth Day is April 22 and there is so much that we can do to combat climate change. Cynthia Brian provides simple tips that you can implement today to save our planet. More urban households are raising chickens for the fresh eggs. It’s the time of year when baby chicks are available. Cynthia Brian has raised chickens since the age of 8 and was a California champion at exhibitions. She’ll give you some basic tips on how to buy
Do you love yourself? Most of us are skilled at loving our families, friends, and pets but neglect loving ourselves for who we are. Change emotional self-talk, listen to your gut, and celebrate the beautiful person you are. As more of the world gets vaccinated, people are itching to hit the road and experience other locales. Is it safe? Can you travel internationally? We’ll investigate the latest on the Covid-19 vaccine and travel restrictions. Have you ever received a text f