• 01:30

    Another Fork in the Road: Melissa Cronin, author “Chicken Soup for the Soul

    in Education

    Melissa Cronin was strolling through the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market when an elderly man lost control of his car and barreled into the crowd. That changed her life forever. Now Melissa lives with ‘invisible bruises.” But Melissa picked up the pieces and is embarking on a new career. Read her interview on Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury to find out what it is and check out her story, “Invisible Bruise” in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries.


    Every TBI survivor and caregiver has encountered a fork in the road that has diverted his or her life-plan. A car accident, a fall from the roof, doing one more chin-up, or a door literally slamming one in the face are just some causes of traumatic brain injury. College plans, walking down the aisle in the perfect dress, or the coveted job quickly slip from reality as dreams turn to struggle. These unexpected life-happenings that divert one from his or her chosen path in life can be devastating. But as Yogi Berra once said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." Life is all about choices!


    To learn more about me, please visit my blogs.


    Survivng Traumatic Brain Injury Blog: survivingtraumaticbraininjury.com


    Donna's Blog: donnaodonnellfigurski.wordpress.com

  • 01:09

    Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer

    in Pets

    Episode 996. Today, I welcome back Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor! Today's topics include, Trace Minerals and their roles in Poultry Health and well being. Also, a little information on Feather Growth and Feather picking. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® is a nationally broadcast web radio show all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor In Chief of, Chicken Whisperer Magazine, Author of, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, and National Spokesperson for the USDA-APHIS Biosecurity for Birds Program, welcomes experts in their field from around the country to share their knowledge about backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Special guests include, poultry scientist and professor, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor, Alexandra Douglas, aka The Quail Lady, Jeannette Beranger, with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Richard Freudenberger, Publisher of Back Home Magazine, Traci Kennebeck, with Purple Lotus Essential Oils,  as well as FFA members, 4-H members, poultry club members, and the who's who in the backyard poultry, show poultry, and self-sufficiant lifestyle industries. The Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® web radio show has given away more chicken coops, and chicken related prizes than anyone else on the planet! Tune in to learn more about your backyard chickens from the experts!

  • 01:11

    Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer

    in Pets

    Episode 995. Today, I welcome back Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D. Today's topic is, Ammonia Control in the Coop. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® is a nationally broadcast web radio show all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor In Chief of, Chicken Whisperer Magazine, Author of, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, and National Spokesperson for the USDA-APHIS Biosecurity for Birds Program, welcomes experts in their field from around the country to share their knowledge about backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Special guests include, poultry scientist and professor, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor, Alexandra Douglas, aka The Quail Lady, Jeannette Beranger, with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Richard Freudenberger, Publisher of Back Home Magazine, Traci Kennebeck, with Purple Lotus Essential Oils,  as well as FFA members, 4-H members, poultry club members, and the who's who in the backyard poultry, show poultry, and self-sufficiant lifestyle industries. The Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® web radio show has given away more chicken coops, and chicken related prizes than anyone else on the planet! Tune in to learn more about your backyard chickens from the experts!

  • 01:18

    Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer

    in Pets

    Episode 994. Today, I welcome back Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor. Today's topic is, Infectious Bronchitis. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® is a nationally broadcast web radio show all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor In Chief of, Chicken Whisperer Magazine, Author of, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, and National Spokesperson for the USDA-APHIS Biosecurity for Birds Program, welcomes experts in their field from around the country to share their knowledge about backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Special guests include, poultry scientist and professor, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor, Alexandra Douglas, aka The Quail Lady, Jeannette Beranger, with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Richard Freudenberger, Publisher of Back Home Magazine, Traci Kennebeck, with Purple Lotus Essential Oils,  as well as FFA members, 4-H members, poultry club members, and the who's who in the backyard poultry, show poultry, and self-sufficiant lifestyle industries. The Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® web radio show has given away more chicken coops, and chicken related prizes than anyone else on the planet! Tune in to learn more about your backyard chickens from the experts!

  • 00:34

    Master Roger Givens-Soul healing Miracle Preventative Maintenance for Health

    in Spirituality

    Please join Master Roger Givens for his weekly podcast on "Soul Healing Miracles for Preventative Maintenance for Health and Weight Loss."  Please visit Master Roger's blog http://soulhealingforweightloss.blogspot.com/p/about-master-roger-givens.html 


    I became a Divine Channel and Worldwide Representative of Master Zhi Gang Sha to accomplish my life’s mission, which is to serve the Divine, the Tao and all humanity.

    I met Master Sha on May 31, 2005 on the way to see my cardiologist for my annual check-up. I had a 5-vessel heart bypass surgery 7 years earlier and had been experiencing heart-related symptoms again. While at the seminar, Master Sha asked if anyone had cancer and I raised my hand. Master Sha performed a Soul Operation on me to remove the blockages in my body. I felt great, and following a stress test a few days later, my doctor said my heart never looked better. The pre-cancerous spots around my mouth were gone within two weeks. I had a lymphoma removed just before meeting Master Sha and even though the Doctor said the tests showed he didn’t get it all it has never returned. 

    Grateful, for the Divine saving my life through Master Sha, I studied with Master Sha and became a Worldwide Representative and Disciple and a Divine and Tao Channel. As a Certified Divine Direct Soul Communicator I have the rare ability to provide soul readings and guidance on any aspect of life when I read from the Akashic Records. Master Sha has given me the authority to do Divine Karma Cleansing associated with a condition or illness; Divine Downloads for a specific condition, organ or part of the body, Divine and Tao Crown Chakra Blessing and Divine Miracle Healing.

  • 01:13

    Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer

    in Pets

    Episode 992. Today, I welcome back Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor to finish up questions leftover from Monday's broadcast. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® is a nationally broadcast web radio show all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor In Chief of, Chicken Whisperer Magazine, Author of, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, and National Spokesperson for the USDA-APHIS Biosecurity for Birds Program, welcomes experts in their field from around the country to share their knowledge about backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Special guests include, poultry scientist and professor, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor, Alexandra Douglas, aka The Quail Lady, Jeannette Beranger, with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Richard Freudenberger, Publisher of Back Home Magazine, Traci Kennebeck, with Purple Lotus Essential Oils,  as well as FFA members, 4-H members, poultry club members, and the who's who in the backyard poultry, show poultry, and self-sufficiant lifestyle industries. The Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® web radio show has given away more chicken coops, and chicken related prizes than anyone else on the planet! Tune in to learn more about your backyard chickens from the experts!

  • 01:06

    Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer

    in Pets

    Episode 991. Today, I welcome back Traci Kennebeck with Purple Lotus Oils. Since I have recently been booked for a series of Preparedness Expos, Traci will be teaching us all about what essential oils would be good to have on hand in case the unthinkable happens. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® is a nationally broadcast web radio show all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor In Chief of, Chicken Whisperer Magazine, Author of, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, and National Spokesperson for the USDA-APHIS Biosecurity for Birds Program, welcomes experts in their field from around the country to share their knowledge about backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Special guests include, poultry scientist and professor, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor, Alexandra Douglas, aka The Quail Lady, Jeannette Beranger, with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Richard Freudenberger, Publisher of Back Home Magazine, Traci Kennebeck, with Purple Lotus Essential Oils,  as well as FFA members, 4-H members, poultry club members, and the who's who in the backyard poultry, show poultry, and self-sufficiant lifestyle industries. The Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® web radio show has given away more chicken coops, and chicken related prizes than anyone else on the planet! Tune in to learn more about your backyard chickens from the experts!

  • 00:27

    Master Roger Givens-Soul healing Miracle Preventative Maintenance For Health

    in Spirituality

    Please join Master Roger Givens for his weekly podcast on "Soul Healing Miracles for Preventative Maintenance for Health and Weight Loss."  Please visit Master Roger's blog http://soulhealingforweightloss.blogspot.com/p/about-master-roger-givens.html 


    I became a Divine Channel and Worldwide Representative of Master Zhi Gang Sha to accomplish my life’s mission, which is to serve the Divine, the Tao and all humanity.

    I met Master Sha on May 31, 2005 on the way to see my cardiologist for my annual check-up. I had a 5-vessel heart bypass surgery 7 years earlier and had been experiencing heart-related symptoms again. While at the seminar, Master Sha asked if anyone had cancer and I raised my hand. Master Sha performed a Soul Operation on me to remove the blockages in my body. I felt great, and following a stress test a few days later, my doctor said my heart never looked better. The pre-cancerous spots around my mouth were gone within two weeks. I had a lymphoma removed just before meeting Master Sha and even though the Doctor said the tests showed he didn’t get it all it has never returned. 

    Grateful, for the Divine saving my life through Master Sha, I studied with Master Sha and became a Worldwide Representative and Disciple and a Divine and Tao Channel. As a Certified Divine Direct Soul Communicator I have the rare ability to provide soul readings and guidance on any aspect of life when I read from the Akashic Records. Master Sha has given me the authority to do Divine Karma Cleansing associated with a condition or illness; Divine Downloads for a specific condition, organ or part of the body, Divine and Tao Crown Chakra Blessing and Divine Miracle Healing.

  • 01:11

    Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer

    in Pets

    Episode 990. Today, I welcome back Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor! Today, Peter will be answering questions from our audience. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® is a nationally broadcast web radio show all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor In Chief of, Chicken Whisperer Magazine, Author of, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, and National Spokesperson for the USDA-APHIS Biosecurity for Birds Program, welcomes experts in their field from around the country to share their knowledge about backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Special guests include, poultry scientist and professor, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor, Alexandra Douglas, aka The Quail Lady, Jeannette Beranger, with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Richard Freudenberger, Publisher of Back Home Magazine, Traci Kennebeck, with Purple Lotus Essential Oils,  as well as FFA members, 4-H members, poultry club members, and the who's who in the backyard poultry, show poultry, and self-sufficiant lifestyle industries. The Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® web radio show has given away more chicken coops, and chicken related prizes than anyone else on the planet! Tune in to learn more about your backyard chickens from the experts!

  • 00:29

    Master Roger Givens-Soul healing Miracle Preventative Maintenance For Health

    in Spirituality

    Please join Master Roger Givens for his weekly podcast on "Soul Healing Miracles for Preventative Maintenance for Health and Weight Loss."  Please visit Master Roger's blog http://soulhealingforweightloss.blogspot.com/p/about-master-roger-givens.html 


    I became a Divine Channel and Worldwide Representative of Master Zhi Gang Sha to accomplish my life’s mission, which is to serve the Divine, the Tao and all humanity.

    I met Master Sha on May 31, 2005 on the way to see my cardiologist for my annual check-up. I had a 5-vessel heart bypass surgery 7 years earlier and had been experiencing heart-related symptoms again. While at the seminar, Master Sha asked if anyone had cancer and I raised my hand. Master Sha performed a Soul Operation on me to remove the blockages in my body. I felt great, and following a stress test a few days later, my doctor said my heart never looked better. The pre-cancerous spots around my mouth were gone within two weeks. I had a lymphoma removed just before meeting Master Sha and even though the Doctor said the tests showed he didn’t get it all it has never returned. 

    Grateful, for the Divine saving my life through Master Sha, I studied with Master Sha and became a Worldwide Representative and Disciple and a Divine and Tao Channel. As a Certified Divine Direct Soul Communicator I have the rare ability to provide soul readings and guidance on any aspect of life when I read from the Akashic Records. Master Sha has given me the authority to do Divine Karma Cleansing associated with a condition or illness; Divine Downloads for a specific condition, organ or part of the body, Divine and Tao Crown Chakra Blessing and Divine Miracle Healing.

  • 01:24

    Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds

    in Pets

    Episode 997. Today, I'm honored to welcome Kalmbach Feeds Poultry Nutritionist, Dr. Nancy Buchanan Jefferson to the show. Today's topic is, Nutritional Requirements for Baby Chicks. Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer®, brought to you by Kalmbach Feeds, is a nationally broadcast web radio show all about keeping backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Each week, the Chicken Whisperer®, Editor In Chief of, Chicken Whisperer Magazine, Author of, The Chicken Whisperer's Guide To Keeping Chickens, and National Spokesperson for the USDA-APHIS Biosecurity for Birds Program, welcomes experts in their field from around the country to share their knowledge about backyard poultry, show poultry, and living a self-sufficiant lifestyle. Regular guests include, poultry scientist and professor, Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., Peter Brown, aka The Chicken Doctor, Alexandra Douglas, aka The Quail Lady, Jeannette Beranger, with the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, Richard Freudenberger, Publisher of Back Home Magazine, and Traci Kennebeck, with Purple Lotus Essential Oils. Other guests include, but are not limited to, FFA members, 4-H members, poultry club members, and the who's who in the backyard poultry, show poultry, and self-sufficiant lifestyle industries. The Backyard Poultry with the Chicken Whisperer® web radio show has given away more chicken coops, and chicken related prizes than anyone else on the planet! Tune in to learn more about your backyard chickens from the experts!

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