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  • 00:30

    Janna Graber Talks World Travel Adventures

    in Travel

    At age 19, Janna Graber packed up her bags and moved from the American West to Vienna, Austria to study abroad -- and she's been writing about interesting people, cultures and destinations ever since. Today she is a Colorado-based author, editor and producer. She has written for more than 40 publications, including national publications like Parade, Outside, Redbook, Reader’s Digest, and many others. She has a special love for travel journalism, and has produced travel content for print, online, video and TV. She has worked in more than 38 countries — and counting. Janna is a managing editor at Go World Travel Magazine an international magazine celebrating the world’s most fascinating people and places.
    Big Blend Radio's Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith chat with Janna about her two new travel anthology books: “Chance Encounters: Travel Tales from Around the World,” and “Adventures of a Lifetime: Travel Adventures Around the World” – both published by World Traveler Press.
    This interview originally aired March 15, 2015, on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays variety show!

  • Moving Towards Light 8/26/15 - Reading is Fundamental

    in Spirituality

    Good evening, fellow seekers, and welcome to Moving Towards Light, a forum where we discuss and provide some hard earned insight relating to our own explorations of the many roads and methods which promise to lead us to the ultimate answer: a higher purpose, the meaning of life.


    Those old commercials had it right: reading is fundamental. 


    Spiritual texts. The importance of literacy and critical thinking. There are many things being said out there, and a lot of them are crap.  You need to know what to look for and when to pay attention amidst all the detritus on display.  


    And more than that: you don't want to railroad yourself by working from a limited palette. If you want to get anywhere or touch anything of value, you'll want to draw the truth from different sources...while rejecting the misinformation and lies. 


    Plus our usual tangenital flow of thought and transference of deep knowledge and esoteric wisdom...regular listeners know the score!


    For all those frustrated in their quest, who've been through various stops on the spectrum of spirituality and found them ultimately unfulfilling:


    Join hosts "Doc" Savage and Janna (the "Esoteric Mom") as we share both hard learned lessons and thoughts on potential new directions in the quest, on our journey towards light.

  • 00:36

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

    in Books

    Meet author Janna Beatty. I'll be ''chatting' with her about her book, Quintessential Style.


    About the book:


    People dress daily…yet most don’t look in the mirror and feel attractive and confident.  People LOVE talking about this topic!  Qstyle shifts from fashion to personal style.  We all have personal essence, and expression of that essence is our style.  I communicate the fundamentals of style.  Suddenly it becomes a logical formula instead of an emotional or external experience.  The result is confidence.


    Topics of interest:


    -Your closet is a river, not the Dead Sea.  Why don’t we get rid of stuff?


    -There are only 3 things you need to know to make your wardrobe work, so you look and feel great.


    -Make your wardrobe (I call it your “private collection”) better and better, not just fatter and fatter when you shop. 


    -How to dress skinny:  Three simple questions to determine your ideal silhouette.


    About the author:


    Janna Beatty loves her clients who have trained her well, and is passionate about her life’s work.  She lives in the Heart of Texas, is co-author of Quintessential Style Cultivate and Communicate YOUR Signature Look.  It is a no nonsense style guide for every woman.  Formerly she worked as anchor at one of the country’s top 100 television stations and has a degree in Communications.

  • 02:00

    Moving Towards Light 8/11/15-Get Over Yourself, Buddy

    in Spirituality

    Good evening, fellow seekers, and welcome to Moving Towards Light, a forum where we discuss and provide some hard earned insight relating to our own explorations of the many roads and methods which promise to lead us to the ultimate answer: a higher purpose, the meaning of life.


    Service.  Most belief systems and practically applicable philosophies preach similar core tenets: help those less fortunate, be an active member of your community, treat others with the same care, respect and value as you do yourself and those you love...so why exactly do so many of us...hell, all of us, get so hung up on hating "outsiders" of whatever stripe? 


    It's time to get real with ourselves and recognize the importance...the basic human need for self examination and genuine humility.  It's high time we actively practice getting over ourselves, and recognizing none of us are the only (or best) person or persons on Earth.

    We're all in this together - time to own up to the fact.


    Plus our usual tangenital flow of thought and transference of deep knowledge and esoteric wisdom...regular listeners know the score!


    For all those frustrated in their quest, who've been through various stops on the spectrum of spirituality and found them ultimately unfulfilling:


    Join hosts "Doc" Savage and Janna (the "Esoteric Mom") as we share both hard learned lessons and thoughts on potential new directions in the quest, on our journey towards light.

  • 02:04

    Moving Towards Light 8/4/15 - Lets Talk About S-X

    in Spirituality

    Good evening, fellow seekers, and welcome to Moving Towards Light, a forum where we discuss and provide some hard earned insight relating to our own explorations of the many roads and methods which promise to lead us to the ultimate answer: a higher purpose, the meaning of life.


    Tonight, let's talk about s*x!  


    While more Puritanical forces tend to dissociate body and spirit, the fact is that man is a complex entity, with physical, mental/emotional and spiritual needs intricately intertwined.  Many religions and more enlightened seekers recognize this, some more openly and directly than others.


    But is there as simple a formula as schtupping your way to nirvana?  We've touched on the existence (and feasibilty) of tantra and s*xual magic but what does that imply, and more importantly, what does it mean to you?


    Plus our usual tangenital flow of thought and transference of deep knowledge and esoteric wisdom...regular listeners know the score!


    For all those frustrated in their quest, who've been through various stops on the spectrum of spirituality and found them ultimately unfulfilling:


    Join hosts "Doc" Savage and Janna (the "Esoteric Mom") as we share both hard learned lessons and thoughts on potential new directions in the quest, on our journey towards light.

  • 00:31

    Meet Janna

    in Relationships

    Meet Janna and talk about your New Years plans and resolutions tonight at 8:30pm

  • Moving Towards Light: Judgment

    in Entertainment

    Good evening, fellow seekers, and welcome to Moving Towards Light, a forum where we discuss and provide some hard earned insight relating to our own explorations of the many roads and methods which promise to lead us to the ultimate answer: a higher purpose, the meaning of life.


    Tonight we'll be talking the contentious topic of judgment.  Generally serving as a negative and something to be avoided, are there positive aspects to the subject to be found as well?  Discernment, wisdom, common sense and awareness all involve some degree of judgment, a weighing of the positives and negatives of a given situation.  Is there a "good side" or "pluses" to judgment?

    Plus our usual tangenital flow of thought and transference of deep knowledge and esoteric wisdom - regular listeners know the score.


    For all those frustrated in their quest, who've been through various stops on the spectrum of spirituality and found them ultimately unfulfilling:

    Join hosts "Doc" Savage and Janna (the "Esoteric Mom") as we share both hard learned lessons and thoughts on potential new directions in the quest, on our journey towards light.

  • 01:57

    Moving Towards Light:Controlled chaos: navigating the uncharted waters of spirit

    in Entertainment

    Good evening, fellow seekers, and welcome to Moving Towards Light, a forum where we discuss and provide some hard earned insight relating to our own explorations of the many roads and methods which promise to lead us to the ultimate answer: a higher purpose, the meaning of life.


    Tonight we'll be talking a little about chaos and how to control it...or at least follow the flow and navigate its treacherous twists and turns.  And after two weeks of particularly chaotic starts, you know we have experience! 

    Plus our usual tangenital flow of thought and transference of deep knowledge and esoteric wisdom...if you've been with us for the last two shows, you know the score!


    For all those frustrated in their quest, who've been through various stops on the spectrum of spirituality and found them ultimately unfulfilling:

    Join hosts "Doc" Savage and Janna (the "Esoteric Mom") as we share both hard learned lessons and thoughts on potential new directions in the quest, on our journey towards light.

  • 01:01

    Tough Talk Christian Radio

    in Christianity

    Tough Talk Christian Radio hosted by Tony Gambone with special guest Janna Beatty & Doug Briney:


    Janna Beatty - I was one of the world's first Image Consultants. Owner of U R (YOU ARE), a successful makeover center in the Heart of Texas that offers individual, business and group training in personal image. Increased communication is the result of increasing self-appreciation and personal style. That maximizes our personal impact through visual communication. When you project your authentic self that God created. Life turns on all kinds of road signs to opportunity. Credentials include studying with industry greats, participating in Fashion Week in Paris with experts from around the globe, and being invited to serve on the International advisory board of Color 1.


    Doug Briney embodies all things country: His personality is warm and inviting, some would say down-to-earth, recalling the disposition of many a Southern Gentleman from yesteryear. With a 2013 Independent Country Music Association Award, eight months on the Roots Music Report charts, international airplay and live performances at CMA Fest, Rodeo Alaska, The Iditarod, The Grinder’s Switch Hour, Alaska State Fair, Hard Rock Café Nashville, Silver Dollar Saloon and Dan McGuiness’ on Music Row, among countless others, this God-fearing road warrior, with the warm baritone voice and love for all things southern, has released his aptly titled Super Country Cowboy. On this album, Doug has created a tasteful blend of yesterday's traditional country roots and today's radio-friendly contemporary sounds, to invoke all the best that is American: Love of God, Family and the US of A.

  • 00:22

    Janna Hoiberg - The Backpackers Guide to Business Success

    in Management

    Janna Hoiberg is an author, speaker, and coach who is dedicated to change the way people think about business. Her book, “The Family Business: How to be in Business with People You Love - Without Hating Them”, focuses on the joys, challenges, opportunities, and threats encountered in the family business, and is available on her website. 

    Questions Answered:

    How did you come up with the concept, “Backpackers Guide to Business Success”?

  • 01:54

    Moving Towards Light - stealth meditation and other realities of the quest

    in Entertainment

    Good evening, fellow seekers, and welcome once again to Moving Towards Light, a forum where we discuss and provide some hard earned insight relating to our own explorations of the many roads and methods which promise to lead us to the ultimate answer: a higher purpose, the meaning of life.


    This week, we'll be talking about working your methods (whatever their orientation or purpose) on the sly during your daily life.  Who knows, we may even talk a touch of chaos - after all, the lady Eris certainly paid her respects with our debut episode, mais non?


     Join hosts "Doc" Savage and Janna ("the Esoteric Mom") here as we share both hard learned lessons and thoughts on potential new directions in the quest, on our journey towards light.