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Monday, October 22, 2018

10/22/18 9:45am pst - Janeane speaks with Helen Wilkes about her book - The Aging of Aquarius Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder

Whether someone is an octogenarian or caring for one, The Aging of Aquarius is the dose of smart advice and inspiration we all need!
The Aging of Aquarius
Igniting Passion and Purpose as an Elder
Helen Wilkes


Your career has wound down, the kids have moved, and your schedule is clear...for the next 30 years.

In your youth, you cared about people and planet earth, and you had grand visions of changing the world. At some point, those passions and that sense of purpose got buried under diapers and the 9-5. Still, that old you remains alive. Now, with the rest of your life ahead, you can be the change and make this next stage of your life the most powerful yet.


But where to start?


Helen Wilkes, a retired professor and activist, takes readers on an inspiring journey to find renewed purpose in retirement. Along the way she helps readers navigate the transition to a post-work identity by fanning the embers of lost passions and developing new interests.


Whether you are drawn to gardening clubs, to social justice issues, political campaigning, ethical investing, or creativity through the arts, The Aging of Aquarius offers inspiration, practical steps, and extra resources to help reignite your passion, your sense of purpose, and to effect real change in the world as an empowered elder.


About the Author

Helen Wilkes, Ph.D. is an energized octogenarian who survived a lifetime of hardships ranging from fleeing Nazi Germany as a child to navigating personal and professional obstacles as an adult. She persevered and created a richly rewarding life. Retirement has been the icing on her cake, bringing inner transformation and freedom. Helen is author of the award-winning book Letters from the Lost. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

0/22/18 - Dr. Georgianna Donadio NIWH Program Director Host iHeart Radio’s Living Above the Drama an Amazon #1 Bestselling, Award Winning Author speaks with Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm

Dr. Georgianna Donadio
NIWH Program Director
Host iHeart Radio’s Living Above the Drama
an Amazon #1 Bestselling, Award Winning Author



LISTEN to today's show with featured guest Georgianna Donadio, MSc, DC, PhD


Relationships Expert, Best Selling Author & Media Personality Who Helps People Get More Out of Life Using Effective Communication Skills

For over 30 years, Dr. Georgianna Donadio has been a pioneer in the field of behavioral health, working with healthcare professionals and patients to change behaviors that lead to improved health. For the first time, her pioneering work is the foundation for the newly published book Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy-to-Learn, Proven Communication Skills (SoulWork Press, 2011).

As a sought-after Integrative Health Practitioner, behavioral health and relationships expert, media personality, and best selling author, her work has led to dramatic lifestyle changes for millions of people worldwide. A featured blogger for Huffington Post and Dr. Mehmet Oz’s ShareCare and Daily Strength, as well as Easy Health Options and Jennings Wire. Her expertise has been showcased in hundreds of print, online, radio and TV interviews including on Oprah.com, WebMD, CNN News, TODAY/MSNBC, Fox News, CBS, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Readers Digest, Night Beat with Barry Nolan, Self and Shape Magazines, to name a few. In addition, for 20 years, until recently retiring, she hosted a nationally syndicated cable TV show, Woman to Woman® which explored all topics of interest to women with a special focus on relationships.

A long-time proponent of the important role nurses play in healthcare, she is one of only six American Florence Nightingale Scholars, is an award-winning Nurse Advocate and has dedicated her life to improving the quality of healthcare delivery and patient advocacy. Her work in behavioral health began in 1976 when, after years in nursing and medical administration, she recognized a critically important missing piece within our current medical care delivery system. This awareness motivated her to establish the Boston based National Institute of Whole Health and develop Behavioral Engagement™, the first known whole person health education and health behavior change model developed, tested and utilized in a clinical setting.

Georgianna lives with her family on a small farm, just outside of Boston, which is a peaceful santuary to 6 Jacob sheep, two Norwegian goats, 2 South American llamas, two Paint ponies, and the family mascot, Matthew, a Maltese terrier. For more information, visit www.behavioralchange.org.

For over 30 years, Dr. Georgianna Donadio has been a pioneer in the field of behavioral health working with healthcare professionals and patients to change behaviors and improve health. For the first time, her pioneering work is the foundation for the newly published book Changing Behavior: Immediately Transform Your Relationships with Easy-to-Learn, Proven Communication Skills (SoulWork Press, 2011).

10/22/18 at 9:15am pst - Live on KUCI 88.9fm - Actress Peggy Etra joined Janeane to talk about Damaged Furniture and more! AUDIO here>>


LISTEN to today's show featuring actress Peggy Etra!

Peggy is known for her appearances on The Last Champion (2018), Spoken Word (2016), Crash & Bernstein (2012), Hard Sun (2014), Seinfeld (1989). She has also puppeteered on The Happytime Murders (2018), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2017), Big Little Awesome (2017), Adam Ruins Everything (2015), No, You Shut Up! (2014), Ketchup With the Hot Dogs (2013). She was a member of The Groundlings "Always on a Sunday Show" and she has been a performing cast member of Puppet Up! (an Adult Improv puppet show produced by the Brian Henson and The Jim Henson Company) for the last 10 years.






Here's the Kickstarter>>
KICKSTARTER HAS LAUNCHED!

The producers of the critically-acclaimed Damaged Furniture are launching a $150,000 Kickstarter Campaign to bring the production and original cast from L.A. to Broadway.

Donors will be able to enjoy the west coast production from the comforts of home (along with many other perks), be instrumental in bringing the cast and creative team to New York… And most importantly, become an integral part of the oh-solovable but ever-so-dysfunctional, Damaged Furniture family!

STARRING...
Alex Skuby (King of Queens, The Fosters), Mo Collins (Fear The Walking Dead, Mad TV, Lady Dynamite), Robert Mangiardi, Jessica Pohly (Groundlings) and Peggy Maltby Etra (Seinfeld, Groundlings). Written by Howard Skora.  Directed by Jim Fall.

SYNOPSIS 

When a shocking furniture accident claims the life of his Uncle Max, LA actor Doug Elling (Alex Skuby) must work in his family business in Brooklyn to be confronted with not only his dysfunctional family, but what lead him to become an actor in the first place.  Starring: Alex Skuby (King of Queens, The Fosters), Mo Collins (Fear The Walking Dead, Mad TV, Lady Dynamite), Robert Mangiardi, Jessica Pohly (Groundlings) and Peggy Maltby Etra (Seinfeld, Groundlings). Written by Howard Skora.  Directed by Jim Fall.  



FIND DAMAGED FURNITURE HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/damagedfurniture/
https://damagedfurnitureplay.com/



10/22/18 - Botanist Ginny Stibolt joined Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm


LISTEN to today's conversation with Ginny Stibolt!

Climate-Wise Landscaping presents hundreds of practical actions to help homeowners and gardeners shrink the carbon footprint of every landscape, and create yards that will grow and flourish. Ideal for homeowners, gardeners, and landscape professionals who want to make their gardens and landscapes a more natural part of the world and easier to maintain and more beautiful too. Answering simple questions about lawns, flowers, native plants and more.

Sue Reed is a landscape architect from Massachusetts with 30 years of experience designing environmentally sound, climate-wise landscapes. She is also the author of Energy-Wise Landscape Design.

Ginny Stibolt is a botanist and has written 4 peer-reviewed books on Florida gardening and hundreds of articles. Her website is www.GreenGardeningMatters.com




ABOUT GINNY STIBOLT

Ginny Stibolt, a freelance writer, botanist, and experienced gardener, is the author of The Art of Maintaining a Florida Native Landscape and Sustainable Gardening for Florida, and coauthor of Organic Methods for Vegetable Gardening in Florida.

ABOUT CLIMATE-WISE LANDSCAPING
What can we do, right now, in our own landscapes, to help solve climate change? Predictions about future effects of climate change range from mild to dire - but we're already seeing warmer winters, hotter summers, and more extreme storms. Proposed solutions often seem expensive and complex, and can leave us as individuals at a loss, wondering what, if anything, can be done. Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt offer a rallying cry in response - instead of wringing our hands, let's roll up our sleeves. Based on decades of experience, this book is packed with simple, practical steps anyone can take to beautify any landscape or garden, while helping protect the planet and the species that call it home. Topics include: Working actively to shrink our carbon footprint through mindful landscaping and gardening Creating cleaner air and water Increasing physical comfort during hotter seasons Supporting birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife. This book is the ideal tool for homeowners, gardeners, and landscape professionals who want to be part of the solution to climate change.

10/22/18 - 9:00am pst on KUCI 88.9fm - Author Grant Brenner joined host Janeane

LISTEN!

RELATIONSHIP SANITY: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships (a Central Recovery Press paperback, on sale October 23, 2018) on for an interview. In this follow-up to their well-received title, Irrelationship - psychoanalyst Mark Borg, psychiatrist Grant Brenner, and registered nurse Daniel Berry draw on their extensive clinical research and experience to show how we use our relationships to hide from intimacy and how our childhood caretakers’ inability to address their own emotional needs impacts our adult relationships. Offering accessible assessment tools to help identify damaging habits, this team of experts provides readers with a step-by-step guide to help us embrace vulnerability and properly nurture and commit to the relationships we value.

About RELATIONSHIP SANITY:

Most of us want to be in loving, honest, open-hearted relationships, but few of us are aware that we may also be afraid of intimacy. If we grew up in less-than-perfect families, then we likely internalized a way of dealing with loved ones that prevents us from embracing the intimate relationships and meaningful connections that we so desperately crave. As a result, many of us are trapped in dysfunctional relationships, not just with significant others, but also with family members, coworkers, and friends.

In RELATIONSHIP SANITY: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Relationships (a Central Recovery Press paperback, on sale October 23, 2018) - the follow-up to their bestselling title, Irrelationship - psychoanalyst Mark Borg, psychiatrist Grant Brenner, and registered nurse Daniel Berry draw on their extensive clinical research and experience to illuminate the underlying issues that prevent us from entering into authentic relationships. Offering accessible assessment tools to help identify damaging habits, this team of experts provides readers with a step-by-step guide to help them develop compassionate empathy, embrace vulnerability, and commit to an ongoing nurturing of the relationships they value.

Drawing on relatable case studies of those who addressed their dysfunctional, toxic, or estranged relationships, Borg, Brenner, and Berry show readers how to approach common relationship hurdles by using:

1. The 40-20-40. This tool creates a safe space for partners to interact by creating a middle ground (20 percent) for negotiating issues created by differences they bring to the table from their respective (40 percent).

2. GRAFTS Assessment. Partners learn which role they have taken on since childhood (Good, Right, Absent, Funny, Tense, Smart). Identifying roles empowers us to take responsibility for damaging behaviors that we contribute to the relationship.

3. Compassionate Empathy. This tool teaches self-acceptance and open-hearted listening so that partners can name and own each other’s needs and desires.

4. The Dream Sequence. Standing for Discovery, Repair, Empowerment, Alternatives, and Mutuality, this proven step-by-step process helps partners learn how to create safe, intimate relationships despite feelings of vulnerability.

Utilizing quizzes, exercises, and assessment charts, RELATIONSHIP SANITY enables readers to ascertain and counteract the detrimental, ingrained behaviors that negatively impact adult relationships. Perfect for those who have become lonely in their relationships, as well as for those who are trapped in toxic exchanges, this essential guide offers invaluable tools for anyone seeking healthier connections with their partners, loved ones, and colleagues.


ABOUT
People in resilient relationships are co-owners, experience reciprocity, and are better prepared to meet challenges authentically and effectively. In this sequel to the best-selling Irrelationship, the authors use examples from their clinical practice to review the concept of irrelationship and expand the DREAM Sequence, a tool used by affected couples to address perennial relationship issues.

By mutually and mindfully viewing the relationship as a third entity, separate from each individual, couples will learn how to live in and with the ambiguity of empathy, intimacy, vulnerability, and emotional investment and view relationship sanity as a deliberate and joyful undertaking to maintain and deepen connection.


About the Authors:
Mark B. Borg, Jr., Ph.D. is a community and clinical psychologist and a psychoanalyst practicing in New York City. He is founding partner of The Community Consulting Group, a consulting firm that trains community stakeholders, local governments and other organizations to use psychoanalytic techniques in community rebuilding and revitalization. He is a supervisor of psychotherapy at the William Alanson White Institute and has written extensively about the intersection of psychoanalysis and community crisis intervention. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on community intervention, organizational consultation, psychoanalytic therapy; and on the application of psychoanalytic theory and technique to improve and streamline the process of community crisis intervention.

Grant H. Brenner, MD is a psychiatrist in private practice in New York City, specializing in treating mood and anxiety disorders and the complex problems arising from developmental childhood trauma. He works from a humanistic and integrative perspective, incorporating evidence-based approaches as well as innovative techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and neurofeedback. He is on the faculty of the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Director of Trauma Service at the William Alanson White Institute and a volunteer and Board member of the not-for-profit Disaster Psychiatry Outreach. He is an author and editor of the book Creating Spiritual and Psychological Resilience: Integrating Care in Disaster Relief Work, and has published a number of book chapters and papers.

Daniel Berry, RN, MHA has practiced as a Registered Nurse in New York City since 1987. Working in in-patient, home care and community settings, his work has taken him into some of the city’s most privileged households as well as some of its most underserved and dangerous public housing projects in Manhattan and the South Bronx. He is currently Assistant Director of Nursing for Risk Management at a public facility serving homeless and undocumented victims of street violence, addiction and traumatic injuries. In 2015 he was invited to serve as a nurse consultant to a United Nations-certified NGO in Afghanistan that promotes community development and addresses women’s and children’s health issues.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

10/15 9:45am pst - Actor Robert Mangiardi joined Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm to talk about his role in Damaged Furniture - The Dysfunctional Family Heading to NYC!

LISTEN to today's show with Robert Mangiardi! 

Robert wants to give a special shoutout to his incredible cast mates, Mo Collins, Peggy Maltby Etra and Jessica Pohly and Alex Shuby!!! Director Jim Fall, stage manager Jamie Capone and David Svengales the lighting director!

About Robert Mangiardi
Robert Mangiardi is a New York actor who came from a family of 9 children. His father was a prominent NY heart surgeon and, although many of his siblings pursued the medical field, Robert did not. His first acting venture was in a high school play The Apple Tree, a musical where he played Adam and he admits he did it to meet the leading lady Janet Murphy who later went on to become Vice President of casting for ABC TV in New York. The play was directed by Peter Strain who went on to become a prominent talent agency on both coasts. 


He did not attempt to act again until he came to Los Angeles in his mid-thirties and attended an acting class by famed Hollywood director Daniel Mann. Daniel could be brutal was his comments to his actors but the very first scene Robert put up was greeted by such a complimentary response that the actor cried on the spot-he had finally found his calling. His very first role was a recalling role on the famed CBS series Wiseguy which starred the late Ray Sharkey and Ken Whal. The show was a precursor for the likes of The Sopranos and was hailed by critics as one of the "Top 100 TV Shows Ever'. Guest star roles on shows such as Murder She Wrote, Midnight Caller and Jake and the Fat Man, to name a few quickly followed. 

At that time he shared an apartment in LA with Canadian actor Bernie Coulson and Brad Pitt was a frequent guest as he and Bernie were best friends. Robert abruptly quit acting and left for New York wherein he recorded a jazz CD Deep in the Black which featured Robert's vocals over standards and original compositions. He then, with fellow actor Ric Rogers , made the acclaimed documentary film Stay Away a Little Closer which was about the troubled life of mentor and best friend,the acclaimed playwright John Ford Noonan. 

The film won best Bio Doc at the NY International Film Festival in 2006 and has been in festivals around the country. Robert revisited acting in 2006 in the acclaimed film Death of a President which won the Grand Prize at the Toronto Film Festival in 2006 in which Robert starred in an ensemble cast. It was at that time he decided he wanted back into acting and came back to LA in 2009. Last year he starred in the play Hellz Kitchen Abaze, which ran for nine months at the Pan Andreas and Elephant Theatre respectively and won critics pick in virtually every publication in town. Robert's work as the frayed NYPD detective Gino Spucinelli garnered considerable praise from the press and his peers alike. 

Then Robert starred along with Michael Pare and Frank D'Angelo in Real Gangsters and since has been on Criminal Minds along with other film and TV projects.This fall he is pleased to bring back his role of "Pug" in the play "The Birches." at the Lounge Theater in Hollywood written by cast member Patty Gliniewicz. Robert is also an accomplished guitar player and singer-songwriter.