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  • 01:00

    The Healthy Traveler: 8 Pathways to Smart and Effortless travel

    in Health

    Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Robyn Benson discuss her new book, The Healthy Traveler: 8 Ways to Smart and Effortless Travel. She’ll share tips on how to prevent getting sick, eat smart and take care of yourself and your loved ones during travel.

    Dr. Robyn Benson is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and founder of the Santa Fe Soul Center for Optimal Health, and The Self-Care Revolution. She is a mother of two, adventure enthusiast, world traveler, author, speaker and activist for social change. Her holistic practice offers a wealth of services including acupuncture, herbs, IV therapies and cutting edge energy medicine. She loves to help each and every patient achieve optimal, radiant and sustainable health.

  • 00:04

    Why to become a Travel Agent ? And how ?

    in Travel

    L Liberty -Liberty from J.O.B

    O Objective -Everyone has his own objectives

    V Victory - Victory is to work smart not hard.

    E E-Ticket, E-Document , E-training and all the electronic fetures


    Maya Abdo began her career at the Travel Academy in Palm Springs, CA. It was there that she had the distinct privilege to work with the top leaders in the travel business including Anderson Travel Agency and Gadabout Vacations. 

    Shortly after that, in September 1993, Maya opened her own full-service travel agency in Palm Springs, CA, serving the desert area. She has since moved to the metropolitan Los Angeles area; working as one of their top consecutive salesperson for the Travel Department at Southern California Auto Club. She is the recipient of multiple service awards. The three years at the Auto Club further contributed to her knowledge and expertise.




  • 00:15

    Get Healthy Now with Denise Thomson, Attitude

    in Health

    Good morning and welcome to Get Healthy Now with Denise Thomson, Founder and CEO of Miclknight. I am an Educator, Author, Speaker, Nurse, Fitness Trainer and very passionate about healthy living.
    Follow me on my journey: meeting, yesterday at 11 AM; on time, doors closed, checked invite, 11:30 AM. Now what? First, I felt frustrated, waisted 30 min, two deep breaths, sat on the bench, used time wisely.
    What would you do in this situation?
    How would you react?
    How would it affect you Emotionally, Spiritually, Physically and Mentally?
    Just thinking about it, do you feel a shift in your body and your mind?
    Now what are your options:
    frett over it, get angry, frustrated, walk away, wait patiently and use the time efficiently, get some work done, take notes..
    This is how this BTR came about, as this exact episode happened to me yesterday. I was at the destination on time only to find out that the Restaurant did not open for another 30 min. 
    Used time efficiently, writing my BTR and lovely conversation with guests. I felt that big shift within me from frustration to peace, serenity.
    We can quite often change the outcome just by accepting it, taking a deep breath, and thinking positive, doing sth that soothes us and we feel good about getting it done. It's like getting twice as much accomplished than first intended. What a great feeling.
    Free Gift:  https://www.pinterest.com/explore/serenity-prayer/  

    Be Happy, Healthy Blessed and Stay Empowered!


  • 00:15

    Get Healthy Now with Denise Thomson, Sleep Apnea

    in Health

    Good morning and welcome to Get Healthy Now with Denise Thomson, Founder and CEO of Miclknight. I am an Educator, Speaker, Author, Nurse, Fitness Trainer and Full-Circle Health Coach.
    Sleep Apnea - Overview & Facts
    Never in my life did I think I had Sleep Apnea. However, my dentist asked me to take a Sleep Apnea test to find out why I have dry mouth? Honestly, I did not see a relation between the two, but..
    What is Sleep Apnea?
    How does Sleep Apnea fit into E.S.P.M.?
    How can it be detected and diagnosed?
    Why do so many people have this sleep disorder?
    How does it manifest itself?
    Airways blocked
    stop breathing
    anatomy of breathing pattern
    Symptoms of possible sleep apnea:
    High blood pressure
    Heart disease
    Pre-diabetes and diabetes
    Why do people with sleep apnea have longer and stronger Jet Lag when crossing over 2 time zones?
    Jet lag is a circadian rhythm sleep disorder...
    Jet lag can be worsened by:
    - sleep loss due to travel
    - spending a long time sitting, uncomfortable
    - stress
    - caffeine and alcohol use
    - Air pressure or poor air quality
    Do you see how it has to do with mental, physical and emotional health?
    When in doubt, get tested. 
    ex.: class, small appliance, returned it today, test with a bigger aparatus, wear overnight & return tomorrow. The Dept is recording. Dr. knew things I never shared re: my sleep pattern.
    Any of the above symptoms, get tested.

    Free Gift:  http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/sleepapnea





  • 00:30

    Passport Information: What you need to know before you travel

    in Travel

    Summer vacation bookings have begun! 

    As travel agents, we have noticed an increase in questions around passports. Some of the common questions we have been asked are:

    What is the difference between the booklet and card?
    Do small children need a passport?
    If we are driving from the United States into Canada or Mexico, what documentation will we need to provide?
    Do we need a passport if we are going on a cruise?

    Today's Travel Talk we hope to answer these questions and more.

    Be sure to connect with Surge Nation via Facebook or Twitter 

  • 00:16

    Get Healthy Now with Denise Thomson, Alzheimers And Dementia Prevention

    in Health

    Good morning and welcome to Get Healthy Now with Denise Thomson, Founder and CEO of Miclknight. I am an Educator, Nurse, Fitness Trainer, Author, Speaker and Full-Circle Health Coach, focusing on Emotional, Spiritual, Physical and Mental Health.
    Do you learn something new each and every day?
    My Motos: "The day I can no longer learn anything new is the day I want to go 6 feet under"; and: "Give, Be and Do your best each and every day i.o. not to have any regrets".
    How can we stimulate our brain, so we won't get Alzheimer's or Dementia early in our lives?
    Speaking from personal experience with F-I-L who lived with us until he passed away:
    Be active daily
    Be around people daily, forces you to communicate, to listen, to think, to talk, all brain stimulated activities.
    Proper nutrition
    Sufficient hydration, mostly water:
    Read or be read to, watch TV, interaction, go outside, protect your skin,
    Take courses, seminars, classes, art classes, languages, music, etc.
    Blue Ocean Brain (email): 4 Things Your Brain Hates About Work
    In the world of work, our brain is fighting a constant battle to remain focused, produce results and work quickly. Here's what your brain is up against and what to do about it.
    1. Your brain hates interruptions.
    2. Your brain hates making mistakes.
    3. Your brain hates to feel excluded.
    4. Your brain hates to be left running.

    Free Gift: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia/alzheimers-and-dementia-prevention.htm



    562-335-4956  SHHBEmpowerd


  • 01:08

    Travel Today with Peter Greenberg--World Travel & Tourism Global Summit

    in Travel

    This week, Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from the 25th annual World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in Dallas, Texas. This is the travel industry’s equivalent of the G-20. There are heads of state, foreign ministers, U.S. cabinet secretaries and CEOs from airlines, hotels, and cruise lines all in one room.

    On the show this week: James Hogan—CEO of Etihad Airways, Sean Donohue—CEO of DFW. Akel Biltaji, the mayor of Amman, Jordan, Manfrede Lefebvre, Chairman of Silversea Cruises, and legendary hotelier Raymond Bickson will also be in attendance. These guests will discuss everything from Open Skies and terrorism to hotel mergers and cruises to the Antarctic. But that’s just the beginning, as Travel Today with Peter Greenberg comes from Dallas, Texas and the WTTC Global Summit.

  • 00:15

    Get Healthy Now with Denise Thomson, Mindfulness

    in Health

    Good morning and welcome to Get Healthy Now with Denise Thomson, Founder and CEO of Miclknight. I am an Educator, Author, Speaker, Nurse and Full-Circle Health Coach.

    Yesterday: Radio 89.3 FM, KPCC  Mindfulness

    How does Mindfulness relate to E.S.P.M.?

    What is Mindfulness?

    Maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Jon Kabat-Zinn created a MBSR program (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, 1979).

    Why Practice Mindfulness?

    Good for our body. Boosts immune system. Good for our Minds. Reduces stress, depression, changes our brain...

    How to Cultivate Mindfulness?

    Jon Kabat-Zinn emphasizes that althought mindfulness can be cultivated through formal meditation, that's not the only way. Watch the "this Greater Good video".

    Pay close attention to your breathing, especially when you are feeling intense emotions.

    Free Gift: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/topic/mindfulness/definition#what_is    by Jon Kabat-Zinn

    Contact Info:



    562-335-4956  for calls and text msgs.

    Stay happy, healthy, blessed and empowered. Until next week!


  • 00:29

    The Healthy Traveler

    in Travel

    Holiday Travel is upon us! 

    For some this time of year brings a much needed vacation from day-to-day stress, while for others it takes stress to an entirely new level. Luckily for us Dr. Robyn Benson, Best-Selling Author and Founder of Santa Fe Soul shares how to be health conscious while traveling. 

    Robyn’s mission has been fueled by the lessons learned and the wisdom and insights gained on her transformational twenty-four year journey as a doctor of Oriental medicine and her travels to 70 countries to learn from indigenous people. Robyn is a heart-centered visionary and inspirational catalyst to change the face of health care.

    Ten years ago she built a 21st century health care center to help change the face of health care, one person at a time.

    Robyn has recently authored a best selling book, The Healthy Conscious Traveler: 8 Pathways to Smart & Effortless Travel.

  • 00:31

    #16006 Plan, Book, Travel - We Got THIS!

    in Travel

    We are thrilled to present and share with you, our listeners and Travel Club Tribe, our Free "5 Day Trip Planner!"  After months of tweeking and research and development, we believe we have the initial 5 Day Trip Planner ready for you to download, print and use on every trip you go on.

    To get it, merely go to BucketListRetreats.com, sign-up for Travel Club and we will send you our Free 5 Day Trip Planner.


    Then you will receive our monthly Travel Talk newsletters keeping you in touch with all of our travel tips, expert advise and information on places to go.


  • 00:15

    Get Healthy Now with Denise Thomson, What are Superfoods?

    in Health

    G. M. & W. 2 G. H. N. with Denise Thomson, Founder and CEO of Miclknight. I am an Educator, Author, Speaker, Fitness Trainer and Full-Circle Health Coach.
    Why is it so important to live an Emotionally, Spiritually, Physically and Mentally balanced life? It doesn't matter where I look I see articles, slogans, commercials, you name it, all of them referring to a balanced life style. I know it's true that when one is talking about something, one sees it being presented more often. The same with cars. Before I drove a Prius, I barely ever saw one. Now that I am driving a Plug-in Hybrid Prius, I see them all over, more than not.
    Why is that so? Are we conditioned to pay more attention to what we have or what we want? Are we the reason that trends get picked up so quickly so that they spiral out of control?
    It was yesterday that I was asked on a radio show, why super foods are so "important" or trendy these days. I just found so many articles while searching on Google varying from 11 - 100 superfoods in lists and mention. Why don't you google Superfoods?
    Are they really healthier than regular foods?
    What is the very best and healthiest diet for us to be balanced E.S.P.M.?
    I am sure that you are aware that certain foods cause a sugar crash, or a suger high for a short while than a crash! Are these foods healthy? Can we solve that problem by consuming them in moderation?
    How do we know what's good for us and what is not?

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