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Christin Kardos, Social Media Strategist at Bay Leaf Digital, loves conversational marketing and online branding.
Known to some associates as “Goddess of Light” because of the ever-present flash of her camera, she refuses to lose sight of history because she believes that where we started is germane to where we are going. Chris attributes her relevant experience to her seventeen years as a military spouse.
She founded a non-profit site to facilitate resource sharing and peer to peer support for military spouses, has spent years leveraging blogs and social media to promote veterans’ interests and most recently served as a special staff officer to a Marine commander in Okinawa, Japan where she was responsible for administering the unit’s web site and maintaining communication with over 700 personnel and their family members.
Today Chris is putting her experience with content management systems and social media to use for Bay Leaf Digital’s clients right here in the USA. Chris is a regular contributor to the Bay Leaf Digital blog.
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Join Sifu Restita and Sifu Robert as they welcome GM Tony Collins to the show. Sunday 4/5/15 6:00 pm Pacific time.
Tony E. Collins began his career in martial arts at the age of 7 with Vincent Matassa; learning Tae Kwon Do and Okinawa Kenpo. At the age of 17, he moved on to Bujinkan Ninjutsu and was privileged to train under Masaki Hatsumi at age 20. At the age of 21, Tony joined John Herman and Brandon Songer of Ed Parker American Kenpo. Ranked as one of very few Tenth Degree Black Belts in Kenpo; Tony acquired his nickname, Akuma, from Brandon Songer after his infamous fight in Las Vegas in 1993. Now, Tony is the Grandmaster and President of his own organization, Akuma Ryu Kenpo Karate, and has gone on to study many different martial arts and incorperate them into his ever growing martial art style. “Kenpo is about learning to adapt, this means building and growing on the foundation I have offered, and striving to move on farther than I have."
Join us Thursday April 2nd 7pm Eastern with Fiona Benjamin and Michael "Uncle Monkey" Lennon as we bring in the guest, Amy Rivinius, to speak about Reiki healing and personal growth!
Amy Rivinius is a natural intuitive, Reiki Master, Life Coach and Spiritual Advisor. She has taught Reiki Workshops on Okinawa and recently graduated a new group of Reiki Masters. Amy is also an officer in the United States Marine Corps and a stay at home Mom of two boys. Her focus is supporting others on their personal path to healing and health in life through varied healing modalities and spiritual guidance. She works with her guides and the guides of her clients to promote healing and reconnecting with the higher self/individual’s spirit that they may find their purpose/calling in this lifetime.
Join Fiona Benjamin and Michael "Uncle Monkey" Lennon on Thursday March 19th 2015 7pm Eastern Time for a talk about tarot for prediction and to gain help with reading the court cards.
Fiona Benjamin teaches tarot workshops in Okinawa, Japan in small settings in order to empower the community with their own divination tools for personal and/or professional use. She will be sharing some of her personal techniques that were originally shared exclusively with her personal students in order to help troubleshoot common problems with learning tarot, especially when it comes to reading for predictions or reading the court cards.
Listen 24/7 anytime after this March 12th 7pm MST broadcast to: Murray Fisher - 93 year young, is a WWII Veteran and CodeBreaker. He was part of a code breaking team during the war, breaking the top secret Katakana at both Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Listen to his daughter Karen Fisher Alaniz. She wrote a book about her Dad. Karen is writing a book about Vietnam Veteran Michael Reagan and the Story of The Fallen Heroes Project. www.fallenheroesproject.org
More Details: http://thankyouforyourservice.us/issue/march-2015/article/listen-to-93-year-young-murray-fisher-wwii-veteran-and-codebreaker-with-karen-fisher-alaniz
David P. Ingerson is an exciting communicator who has spoken to audiences around the world. During his twenty years as a U.S. Air Force officer and pilot he traveled extensively and lived abroad with his family. From the time he was ordained as a teacher and evangelist while serving in Okinawa, Japan, he has trained and led teams on short-term missions to the Philippines and Cambodia declaring the Good News in a compelling and clear fashion. As a corporate pilot he has traveled to nearly every country on five continents and takes with him great respect and appreciation for the myriad of cultures. Having suffered his own share of trials and setbacks as an entrepreneur, he encourages both employees and customers to rise above life’s difficulties.
Clarence was born in Hillsboro, a small town in Alabama. It was there he developed his God’s given talent with no formal training, with great family and friends support. Over time he had formed his on unique style of drawing. He
always believed in creating realistic detailed masterpieces, it would best showcase his utmost abilities. Pointer welcomes challenging and seemingly difficult projects, it keeps him
sharp. Success came after lots of practice, perseverance, self-discipline, patience and determination to be the best.
While serving in the Air Force stationed at Okinawa, Japan a master Japanese artist who told him to devote even more time to each project. After those words of wisdom, Clarence began winning numerous art contests throughout
Southern California and has gained international status.
Hundreds of drawings to his credit, the master pencil artist has no signs of slowing down. Striving to always get better with each task is what drives him. People are sometimes blown away by the optimum level of detail and can't believe
he has actually drawn the masterpieces as recently as December 5th, 2008. I guess seeing is not always believing...some people will remain in disbelief because most of the images actually look like real photography projects. That is how realistic his work has developed over the years;
the challenging phase is nearly over. He can basically draw
anything on the planet!
Programming to escape the sporting spectacles offered to many as ‘bread and circus.’
Program Summary: 1 Feb. 2015
Unwelcome Guests #702 - "Have We Got Too Much Technology?"
Audio is drawn from the IFG conference as heard in episode #701.
Hear the following speakers:
John Michael Greer on technology's history of broken promises.
Gar Smith from the Earth Island Institute, who notes that humanity is busy creating robots even as our technology is devastating real life. His talk on "Robots, Nature and the Singularity" gives a history of robots as well as looking at recent developments sponsored by the US military.
Mary Reynolds-Thompson, author of Live Your Wild Soul Story. She argues that human technology has tamed us, and as we destroy life on earth, we destroy ourselves. She rejects the idea that human destruction of the earth stems from delusions of superiority or from original sin, but instead suggests that it is an expression of the pain of our loss.
David Ehrenfeld challenges the idea that "de-extinction" may be the solution to the earth's ecological problems.
Jeanette Armstrong who speaks on how the Okinawa way of relating to the natural world, which she summarizes as "being who we should be". The wisdom of indigenous knowledge emphasizes their acceptance of limits.
Lisi Krall challenges anthropocentrism by exploring the "economic evolution of dominion".
Stephanie Mills concludes our show with her talk on "Everyday Life in the Modern World". She recommends seeking a healthy relationship to the land, encouraging a mindful approach to life in the modern world, resisting the draws of modern technology.
The January 15, 2015, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with former Marine Captain and Afghanistan War Veteran, Brad Jones the author of Black Walls Turn Gray.
Brad Jones is a "former captain and a Marine veteran of the Afghanistan War. Born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, he grew up in Salt Lick, a small town in Northeast Kentucky. He graduated from Morehead State University, University of Louisville and Sullivan University with degrees in Political Science and Business. Joining the service in October 2000, he served in the 1st Battalion 6th Marines and in the 6th Marine Regiment, and was deployed to Okinawa, South Korea, Japan, Liberia and, in 2004, Afghanistan. He is a member of a local Marine Corps League detachment. Today, he resides in Lexington and is the father of a 7-year-old daughter. Writing this book was a transformative experience for him, and he hopes to help other veterans and their families by using this novel to spread awareness and support for PTSD. He is available for interviews and events." Brad Jones is the author of Black Walls Turn Gray.
What does a "Triple Threat Success" look like from a woman who lives a demanding and challenging lifestyle as a military spouse? Well, you are about to find out how Lakesha Cole manages to make it happen as a business woman, entrepreneur, mother and Marine Corps spouse who is not only surviving, but thriving in what she does.
Lakesha Cole serves as an indispensable resource in assisting women and military spouses with starting, surviving and succeeding in small business, despite the daily challenges of the military lifestyle. Lakesha was selected as the 2014 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® for her entrepreneurial prowess, volunteer efforts, personal sacrifice and her efforts to support the military community. She has experienced her own entrepreneurial successes as CEO and Owner of She Swank | Too, a curated shop for women and girls alike, that stylishly promotes confidence, inspiration and independence.
Lakesha was selected into the Military Entrepreneur Program by Inc. magazine. She was also featured on The Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda and is published in Military Spouse magazine.
Lakesha has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from North Carolina A&T State University; and an Associates of Applied Science in Retail Marketing from Parsons The New School for Design. She also serves on the Board of the Military Spouse Business Association and Military Spouse Behavioral Health Clinician board. Lakesha and her family are currently stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan.
For more info. about Lakesha go to: www.lakeshacole.com or www.sheswank.com or on Facebook: Lakesha Cole, 2014 Military Spouse of the Year.
Want to meet a woman who is on Fire about empowering women into wholeness and destiny? Meet Develda Edginton, founder and President of Girlz on Fire Inc. which is an organization that seeks to empower, educate, and equip young girls and women to discover their purpose in life, and walk boldly into their destiny. Girlz on Fire helps break the pattern of women tearing down women and instead show how where 2 or 3 empowered women are gathered, GREATNESS and endless possibilities are in the midst.
Develda is a graduate from Chapman University, with a M.A. in counseling psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She recently resigned from her high profile position as a Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Okinawa Japan to serve full time as the founder and President of Girlz on Fire Inc.
Develda seeks to help women heal and restore the broken pieces of their lives, by working from the Inside Out! As a survivor of a debilitating eating disorder, she seeks to help women understand, accept, and embrace their bodies…regardless of size or shape. Dee is a health and fitness wellness coach, inspirational speaker, and an all-around champion for young girls and women’s empowerment. You can visit her health and fitness website at www.dgirlzonfire.com, where you can sign up to have her as your FREE coach! On top of all that, she is a Navy wife and mom of a very busy 5yr old son. None of this could be possible if Develda did not have confidence that she could make a difference in someone elses life.
So, join me on today's show with the woman on Fire herself...Develda Edginton and listen to her share how CONFIDENCE IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS!
Bob is the founder of Optimal Life Seminars along with Dr. Lori Shemek, the author of Mind Your Own Fitness and the forthcoming book, The Four Pillars of Optimal Fitness. His articles on fitness and more have been published via various publications and websites. He's appeared on both radio and TV, including KABC TalkRadio, Cosozo Radio Network and Hypnosis Today. Starting from the age of 18 months, he trained in the martial arts (when his mother introduced him to kendo) and later formally in karate at the age of 5 to 8 while living in Okinawa. The martial arts has always been the primary focus of his life in all that he has done. That includes the mind, body and spirit. He spent many years in the Marines (having served in both infantry and reconnaissance MOS's). Afterwards he joined the LAPD until 1981. From there he worked in security protective positions and taught the martial arts (including women's self-defense).
From the mid 80's and through the 90's he started various entrepreneurial ventures, including a direct response ad agency. After that he went back to school to earn a masters and PhD in psychology. He increased his studies in that arena as well as in hypnosis, NLP, EEG Neurofeedback, rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT) and other mind strategies. He is also certified in fitness training and has multiple black belts in the martial arts, including a 5th degree black belt in Kenpo, Master Instructor in Close Quarter Combat and Sr. Instructor in Jeet Kune Do. He is the president of an international martial arts organization as well.