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  • 00:57

    Marvin Noel Lizotte on First Nations Spirituality Through Sled Dogs

    in Entertainment

    For those that know me, you know our motto is "Spiritual Enlightenment Through Sled Dogs." This is the basis for why Stormhawk Siberians do what we do. Although I freely speak of this, within many First Nations people who utilize sled dogs, it is NOT. Permission from the Elders must be sought, messages from Great Father and Ancestors must be delivered before these Sacred things can be spoken of to those non First Nations peoples. 


    So given this, it is my supreme honor that Marvin Noel Lizotte from Ecotourism Adventures has been given the go-ahead to speak with us on these most Sacred of topics: First Nations Spirituality with sled dogs. 


    Now, I know that the vast majority of you that listen in already know mushing. But this is a singular opportunity to know how this lifestyle we adore formed 1000's of years ago, and was then graciously passed though the generations, and to us today. As we all know, these sled dogs hold Magic in their Souls, and Marvin is going to tell us how that came to be. 


    No matter your level of skill with mushing, THIS is going to be a show to listen to. The early hour is of course so Marvin can speak with us, and then get on to the day's business with the dogs. Have a look at what he does at www.dogsledtour.ca on the web, and then join us early for the show, or listen on demand at your convenience thereafter! 

  • 00:59

    Steven Laviolette of Tuuluuwak Sled Dogs: Mushing through the generations

    in Entertainment

    For those of you that follow the show, you know I have mushers give props to their mentors. Well it's time for me to do the same with one of our own, Steven Laviolette of Tuuluuwak Sled Dogs. Steven is, in my definition, a true musher. He is the 4th generation, and raising the 5th in this wonderful lifestyle we love. His dogs are Siberian, and as I've seen with my own eyes, cared for as if they were his own flesh and blood children. You see, these dogs have, for going on 5 generations of people, been necessary to their lives for more than just the love of the mush. They are relied upon for feeding the family as they go out to hunt and trap, in the Traditional ways. 


    One of the things we are going to discuss is living a Traditional life where hunting and trapping in a part of survival, not sport. Done with prayer and reverence, the Gifts of Nature are just that: GIFTS. We will talk about Indigenous Beliefs and the thanks given for these Gifts versus sport hunting in a traditional musher's life, and how these dogs make survival possible, and are rewarded for their work on our behalf. 


    We are going to talk about raising children in the mushing lifestyle, and how this builds responsibility, character and compassion for ALL Living Beings. Steven will also talk about his kennel of Siberians, life on the trail in Quebec, races and tours, as well as the Spiritual aspects of a life he loves though these sled dogs. And of course, stories from the trail and times these dogs have saved his life. 


    He is mentor to many, although he will not claim to be, as he too seeks guidance from those he respects. We are going to talk about the importance of mentors in mushing, and the community we are so lucky to be a part of. Steven has been an invaluable friend and mentor to me, and my beloved Siberians for years now, and I invite you all to listen in, call in, and enjoy! 

  • 01:00

    Von Martin: Author & Anthropologist, Musician & Musher on Life Through Sled Dogs

    in Entertainment

    There is no way to explain the connection one feels with a kindred musher's Spirit. A true Musher living a "dogs first" life, rescuing from shelters and taking in retiring sled dogs so they can continue to do what they have been born to do: mush.  I have more respect for Von Martin than I can describe in this small introduction to the show. 


    Von Martin is an Anthropoligist, public speaker, author of "A Long Way to Nome: The Serum Run '25 Expedition," that he told me was a "love story to his Huskies."  A musician for 30 years and counting, we have been laughing about singing to our dogs, and that I personally cannot deafen them with my off tune singing as they are tone deaf.  And for me, one of his greatest accomplishments, was the 2013 award from the Northwest Sled Dog Association for "Best Cared for Team," making him the only 5 time recipient of this annual award. And that tells me personally, everything I need to know about him to ask him to come speak with us for an hour. 


    Among the amazing dogs Von has had the pleasure of being responsible for, he will tell us Chewbacca's story, an incredible dog and dear friend that was able to participate in the 2011 Serum Run on the Iditarod Trail at age 13. Chewy is just one example of the care and love his dogs recieve to be able to keep on running into their senior years. 


    I encourage you to call in with questions for this true musher man, about his adventures and experiences with the dogs he calls family. 

  • 01:00

    Jamie Van De Walle & Parenting Through Sled Dogs on the Farm: Raising Kids Right

    in Entertainment

    This is a topic that is tantamount in today's declining society of instant gratifcation and youth's entitlement attitude, where personal responsibility seems to have been thrown out the window in the younger generations. As the family farms have disappeared over the last 100 years or so, so has the fundamental building blocks of a compassionate, empathetic and responsible children in our society. 


    Enter Jamie Van De Walle. She is a Michigan State educated woman with a BS in Animal Science and emphasis on Dairy production and management, and Agribusiness, living in Peshtigo Wisconsin on a family farm with her husband Eric, and daugter Riley.  Jamie is a nutritionist at Dairyman's Advantage, a life-long musher and mother. She met her now husband Eric while working there, and she told me that her daughter's first race was when she was just 2.5 months old! 


    In a conversation with Jamie earlier, she explained, "I am a big backer of educating and exposing the youth


    On the show we are going to discuss the importance of raising kids in a more "traditional" style for lack of a better word, with not just house dogs, but sled dogs and dairy cattle as well. She is going to tell us about how they've taught responsibility, compassion, empathy, as well as set goals for young Riley to achieve. 


     

  • 00:53

    Cindy Abbott on her "Banner on the Moon" Everest to Sled Dogs and Back Again

    in Entertainment

    For me, just the mention of Cindy Abbott, turns me into a bit of a giddy fan. Understand that it isn't entirely that she is one in 40 women in the USA to have ever summitted Mount Everest, or that she finished the Iditarod on her third try, taking the Red Lantern.  It isn't even really that she is the only woman to do both of these things. You see, she has a rare disease called Wegener's granulomatosis, and it was during training for her Everest climb that she was finally diagnosed after 14 years of fighting an enemy with no name. 


    So, what do you do when you are told you've got a rare and incurable disease? Well, according to Cindy, whether you ascend 29,029 feet on Everest, or you take a team of dogs and do 1049 miles to Nome, you just DO IT. Cindy made the decision to FIGHT. And fight she did. She decided to advocate and educate for NORD, or the National Organization for Rare Disorders, run the "Greatest Race on Earth," climb that rather big hill and continue to be a professor at California State at Fullerton. 


    There is a film about her that is finally finished after four long years in production that will be appearing in festivals this year, called Banner on the Moon. That banner of course is her NORD banner which she takes with her everywhere, and quite frankly, the moon would have to be the next stop for this lady. 


    On a personal note, and why I am so very passionate about speaking with her, is that I too battle a disease. Cindy has been a personal hero to me. So having this opportunity to talk sled dogs and how they've been a positive influence on her, as they have me, will be a highlight of my life. And I do hope that no matter who you are and what you do with dogs, that you too will find this amazing woman to be a source of inspiration unbound, and an example of the strength we all have hidden inside us, waiting for our dogs to show us where to find it. 

  • 01:38

    Pet Radio-What Dogs Can Learn From Us and Dealing with Diabetes

    in Pets

    Diabetes is on the rise in dogs and cats, and Dr Ruth MacPete tells us what this means for pet parents. You will also meet a young lady, Sara Carson who has taught her dog Hero over 300 performing tricks and is touring North America, and Laura Roach from Camp Bow Wow gives us some training tips.


    Richard Nelson from Forever Pet Care tells of his unique service that guarantees your dog or cat will be taken care of after your death.


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  • 01:09

    Getting HOT In The Kitchen - Back on Blog Talk

    in Food

    Join your hosts, Dr. Dave™ and Venus Quintana for a spirited discussion of their recent business trip to Florida to attend a conference and their travels in the region. Also, keep up to date with everything that is getting HOT in the kitchen.

  • 01:09

    Getting HOT In The Kitchen - with Special Guest, "Danny Mac" and a groundhog?

    in Food

    Please join Dr. Dave™ and Venus Quintana for another fun episode of Getting HOT In The Kitchen on Blog Talk Radio. This week they welcome their very special guest, Danny Mac from Danny Mac's Kitchen on YouTube, to the show. They will also be sharing some information on Groundhog Day and Leap Years as February has 29 days this year!

  • 01:06

    All About Service Dogs Hosted by Doc Vencil Featuring Ted Carlson

    in Pets

    In this episode we will feature Ted Carlson and his dog training practice. He will discuss how he can help owner trainers through the process of training a service dog. He will also discuss the need for owner trainers to work with a qualified dog training professional, to get the best out of their dogs. Ted gives webinars to handlers for dog behavior issues and is considered an expert in the field.


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  • 00:03

    Hot Tub Reviews Gilmer, Lindale | Swim Spa Sale

    in Lifestyle

    Hot Tub Reviews Lindale, Gilmer, TX Visit http://www.ILoveMySpa.com 903-561-7565 Gilmer and Lindale TX #1 Hot Tub Dealer Best Prices on New and Used Hot Tubs


    Healthy Living And Diabetes: The Benefits Of Regular Hot Tub Use 
    Regular hot tub use may offer some help by boosting weight loss efforts, improving sleep and reducing stress. Here’s what you should know about diabetes and the hot tub. 


    Weight Control 
    Studies confirm that submerging the body in the heated, massaging water of a hot tub can help reduce overall weight. It works because the elevated temperature dilates blood vessels, helping circulation - similar to light cardiovascular exercise.


    More Restful Sleep 
    Using a hot tub before bed increases body temperature, which decreases sharply when getting out of the water. This decrease signals the brain that it’s time to sleep, fostering an easy, peaceful transition from awake to sleep. 


    Promoting a Stress-Free Lifestyle 
    A hot tub is a proven way to relieve everyday stress that can lead to elevated blood sugar, sleeplessness, fatigue, even depression. Targeted massage hits tension points with pinpoint accuracy, loosening stiff muscles and easing stress related pain.


    To learn more about the benefits of owning a hot tub, pick up a copy of this free buyer’s guide “5 Hot Tub Buying Myths Revealed.” Just visit the company website at http://www.ILoveMySpa.com.


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  • 01:20

    Getting HOT In The Kitchen - Business Marketing with Woody House

    in Food

    Woody House, Executive Producer for Getting HOT In The Kitchen, is also Technical Team Lead at Online Graphics Business Marketing Ltd. Please join Woody for a very informative hour on all things to do with marketing your business, large or small, online. Call in to ask Woody any questions you might have relating to Google Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing or Adwords, Keywords Research, Social Media Publishing and Marketing, Blog Writing and Promotion and more.