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
Santa Claus is coming to town. Bells are jingling, children are giggling, and homes are decorated with lights and ornaments to welcome this bright and cheery season. Celebrate the holidays with Cynthia Brian as she rings in the joy and wonder of Christmas with personal stories, gifts of books, and even helpful hints for our furry friends Yuletide thrills. Rock around your tree, deck the halls with boughs of holly, and fa la la la la. Shop for first edition autographed books t
Christmas is about community, friends, and family. Jack Pawlakos and Kenneth Jeon ring the Christmas bells and herald in the New Year. In 20/20 Vision, Kenneth talks about how Christmastime provides an interesting setting for films. Besides the classics, he especially likes the special narrative elements of Home Alone, Gremlins, Batman Returns, and as a non-conventional Christmas movie, he recommends The Empire Strikes Back. Jack’s favorite is Elf. Both agree that The Nightma