Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Janeane speaks to Terri Jay about her new book "Cowgirl Shaman." Jay exposes the Truth About the Psychic Realm

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For centuries, so called (and even legitimate) psychics, mediums and fortune tellers have preyed on the vulnerable, grieving and desperate. Even in this informed day and age, people still fork over thousands of dollars to so-called mediums to “get their loved ones to the other side.” Long-held religious beliefs have convinced some people of the horrors of what happens to the spirit after death, that you can go to hell and even worse, you can find yourself “stuck” between the realms.

In her newly published book, “The Cowgirl Shaman Way – Seven Easy Steps to Develop Your Intuitive Ability,” Nevada cowgirl, Terri Jay shares that science-based physics covers and explains the unexplained, the mystical, the paranormal, mediumship and more. “It’s simple. Everything is energy. Everything has a vibration and frequency. All I am doing in this work is picking up on vibrations and frequencies that other people miss. I am just like a big cell phone tower, receiving and relaying messages where appropriate.” Jay knows that there are only two types of energy – positive, high vibration energy and negative, low vibration energy.

Even more remarkable is that Jay states that anyone can learn to develop their intuitive abilities to pick up on these vibrations and frequencies. “We are all born with 10 senses – 5 physical and 5 spiritual or energetic. We have intuition, clairvoyance (clear seeing), clair-audience (clear hearing) clair-sentience (clear feeling) and clair-cognizance (clear knowing.)” “We are born with these abilities, but most people turn them off in childhood. All we need to do in order to use them again is to turn them back on.”

While this is Jay’s first book, she has already planned on writing a series of books, each focusing on a specific type of intuitive communication. The next book will be on communication with people who cannot such as those in a coma, persistent vegetative state, with severe Alzheimer’s, dementia, traumatic brain injuries, strokes and severe Autism. Since horses are Terri’s passion, a horse communication book will follow. Subsequent books will cover remote viewing, communication with pets, map dowsing, medical intuition, veterinary intuition, energy healing and more.

According to Jay, fear sells. Many who do this work prey on the fears of the victims, giving them negative information. “I have never talked with a person (or pet) on the other side who is stuck, upset, misses their loved ones, is afraid, confused or not 100% perfectly happy. You will never get an apology, an explanation, regrets or any negative feelings from someone on the other side.”

What about all the paranormal occurrences, ghosts, apparitions, etc.? Jay says, “It’s still just energy but it may be concentrated negative energy. Clearing can be done by safely burning Epsom Salts and either Everclear or denatured alcohol.” Jay explains, “The salt crystals can attract the negative energy and the flames release the negative energy to the ethers. We need to remember that it is just energy. You can’t destroy energy, but you can change it.”

Terri Jay laughs at the ghost hunter shows and the questions they ask when they believe they have connected to a deceased person. “I talk with dead people all day long with the lights on. I don’t need to go into a supposedly haunted place in the frickin’ middle of the night to connect to the spirits,” she says. “I see, feel and hear people and animals on the other side all the time, especially when I am out in public. I am always overwhelmed with information coming in. I keep my head down and don’t make eye contact whenever possible. Otherwise I get way too much information,” says Jay.

About Terri Jay
Terri Jay enjoys a solid reputation as an intuitive, medium and animal communicator. She is also renowned as a medical and veterinary intuitive. She regularly talks to spirits in the course of her work, particularly when helping people deal with the loss of a loved one. Along with her paranormal work on the “other side,” Terri also works with people who have communication disorders such as autism, Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injuries, people who are comatose, and babies who have just not yet learned to talk.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, she remembers being drawn to horses at an early age. She began riding lessons and by age 16, she was showing horses on a Class A circuit as a junior rider and also taught riding locally. She went on to attend Ohio State University where she studied Animal Science.

By the mid 1970s, Terri had moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, where she started a free, horseback therapy program for disabled children. In 1985, she moved to Reno to become the first Executive Director of the Nevada Commission for the Preservation of Wild Horses, a position she held until 1990 when she decided once again to offer a horseback therapy program. It was during this time that she discovered her gift for telepathic communication with disabled children that soon grew to include horses and eventually other animals.

Terri has always been in front of the media spotlight for her therapeutic riding program, which received local and national coverage. During her stint with the Wild Horse Commission, she was featured in an episode of "Unsolved Mysteries" about the killing of hundreds of wild horses in Nevada. She went on to appear on countless television news shows for her intuitive work, in national and international magazines and newspapers and on the TV series "Texas Justice" as an expert witness.

With encouragement from two spiritual mentors, Terri decided to fully pursue a full-time career in alternate and intuitive communication. In addition to personal readings, Terri does intuitive investigative work for several law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada, although that is her least favorite use of her abilities. She much rather enjoys the area of animal and non-verbal human communication. She has helped clients in South Africa, Italy, Hong Kong, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, Chile, Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland and Australia for many years. Terri is presently working on publishing her book about her abilities and is also developing a television show for the future.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Coming up Monday 6/29/20 @9:00am pst - Janeane speaks with Anthony Williams, Founder and CEO - Mindwell LLC - Game-changing yoga, healing, and meditation experiences

Mindwell exists to bridge ancient wisdom and our modern lives. We empower the individual and provide the necessary tools to build self confidence and the self-awareness to perform at their best. Our goal is to change cultural behaviors through transformation of your body, mind, and spirit. Our practices go far beyond yoga and meditation practices, and have proven to transform lifestyles, performance, and impact in organizations and communities.

Founder and Practitioner

Anthony was a fellow classmate of Janeane's in Stamford, Connecticut. 
They talk about racism, white privilege, covid19, his travels to Africa, 
what it was like for him growing up as a foster child, 
racism while attending Tufts University and much more.
Anthony is the featured guest on today's entire show.

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Anthony has been a provider of individual and group holistic health programs for more than 17 years. Fluent in four languages, and informed by his studies and work in Africa, Asia, and Europe, he has developed a teaching process that leverages universal best practices drawn from the wisdom of a variety of human experiences.

Clients have included notable musicians such as Sting and Rick James, professional athletes Vernon Davis and Osamu Abe, executives from Nike, Google, and Intuit, doctors and health care providers, social workers, and incarcerated youth and adults.

Beginning with a check-in conversation, Anthony builds a tailor-made class based on participants' stories, addressing their emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical concerns, as well as sought-after goals. His signature playlists deepen the therapeutic experience, further opening the mind and heart. Steeped in a keen understanding of the body's meridian system, pressure points, and anatomy, he skillfully combines mindful movement and asana to bring the teaching into the body.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Filmmaker and chairman of the Dean’s Arts Board of the UCI Claire Trevor School of Arts, Ivan Williams, joins Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm to talk about NOCOVID.US

Meet Ivan Williams - Hollywood and Broadway Executive Producer 

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Ivan Williams is currently a film, tv, and theatre executive producer. He spent over 35-years working as a chemical engineer and senior business leader for ARCO, BP, and Worley Parsons before becoming a filmmaker. In addition to this, Ivan is a media and entertainment entrepreneur who is deploying technology that not only streamlines the development of new shows and films, but will make what is seen on the screen a more democratic and diverse enable process.

As for the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Ivan is everywhere. He is on the Foundation Board of Trustees, Honors College Executive Roundtable, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the International Brain Initiative, Leadership Board of the Claire Trevor Society, and Chairman of the Dean’s Arts Board of the Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Additionally, he has been named a member of the Graduate Division’s Dean’s Leadership Council, the Claire Trevor School of the Arts Emergent Media and Design Initiative Advisory Board, and the School of Humanities Dean’s Leadership Council. Ivan even occasionally steps into the classroom as a lecturer on arts management, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Ivan has been an active UCI alum, a military veteran and member of professional film related organizations. This includes being president of the global UCI Anteaters in the Arts alumni group, a veteran U.S. Naval Reserve intelligence officer and a member of the preeminent Producers Guild of America, Sundance Institute, and Film Independent.

Ivan holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Oregon State University, and was a Dean’s Scholar at UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business, the school that awarded him his M.B.A.

Outside the university hallways, Ivan sits on the boards of several organizations, including Apples to Oranges Broadway Theater Studios, Broadway Dreams Theater Actors Training Program, and ScriptHop’s A.I. script technology company.

However, most recently, Ivan has been an active committee member of NOCOVID (nocovid.us). Which is a coalition of former White House officials, cabinet secretaries, governors, medical experts, sports executives, and media leaders focused on making sure all Americans get clear and consistent communications about COVID-19.

UCI's Chris Schwarz, Associate Professor of Finance Faculty Director, CIWM University of California, Irvine The Paul Merage School of Business, featured on KUCI 88.9fm this summer

Associate Professor of Finance

Faculty Director, CIWM

University of California, Irvine

Professor Schwarz has been at the Paul Merage School of Business since July 2008. Prior to arriving at UCI, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. During his doctoral studies, he was also a Visiting Doctoral Fellow at Yale University’s International Center of Finance in 2007 and the Advisory Editor at the Review of Financial Studies. He received his B.S. from Babson College in Wellesley, MA. Prior to receiving his doctorate, Professor Schwarz worked in the IT industry writing custom applications for medium sized businesses.

Christopher Schwarz’s research interests include the management, disclosure, and operational risk of the investment fund industry and the impact of manager incentives and structure on investment fund performance. His research has been published in such leading academic journals as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, and the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and included in testimony before the U.S. Congress House Financial Services Committee.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Coming up Monday June 22nd at 9:30am pst on KUCI - UCI's Hai Truong, Marketing Strategist Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning joins Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm - Air date TBA!

Hai Truong 

Marketing Strategist

Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning

University of California, Irvine

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Hai Truong is marketing strategist for the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning at UCI. Hai supports over 300 staff and 30+ different departments and programs with tasks ranging from developing digital marketing campaigns, analytics reporting, and creating social media and training systems.

An alumnus of UC Irvine, Hai has applied his English degree in an eclectic range of fields which include finance, tech recruiting, copywriting, advertising, construction, and 3 years spent building up a startup marketing agency with two friends from college.

He is a first generation Vietnamese American and first-gen college grad.

When he’s not volunteering time mentoring students or working on education projects, he hosts a podcast called Haifidelity (www.haifidelitypodcast.com) which explores a range of topics such as all the wrong ways to get your first internship, breakups, and mental health.

Tune in 6/22/20 at 9:15am pst to hear author Natalie Jenner talk about her new book! The highly anticipated 2020 debut The Jane Austen Society (St. Martin’s Press, on sale May 26) by Natalie Jenner

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For those of us in need of an uplifting, comforting, and escapist read about pulling together in troubled times and finding solace in community, the highly anticipated 2020 debut The Jane Austen Society (St. Martin’s Press, on sale May 26) by Natalie Jenner is the perfect pick. Plus, the audiobook is narrated by Richard Armitage (British actor from North & South, The Hobbit, and more).

Plot: World War II has just ended and Austen’s Chawton estate is at risk of being broken up and sold off to the highest bidder. Despite battling demons of their own, an unlikely group of locals and Austen fans (a schoolteacher, a local doctor, a Hollywood actress, a Sotheby’s auctioneer, a farmer, and a young house servant) fight to ensure that her legacy lives on, finding hope and healing in the process. A powerful and moving novel that explores the tragedies and triumphs of life, both small and large, and the universal humanity in us.

“Readers who enjoy character-driven novels will want to read this book. Like Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, it’s a must-purchase for libraries of all sizes.” —Library Journal, starred review
“Just like a story written by Austen herself, Jenner's first novel is brimming with charming moments, endearing characters, and nuanced relationships, all largely set within and reflecting the often-intrusive atmosphere of a small country community. ...The pleasures are many in this clever tribute to the beloved and endlessly influential Austen and the English village tale.”—Booklist, starred review

Jenner’s human interest backstory: In 2016, four months after realizing a lifelong dream of opening her own independent bookshop following a grueling legal career, Natalie Jenner’s husband was diagnosed with an extremely rare, incurable, and progressive lung disease, forcing her to close the shop. She took what she now calls a “quiet year” to cope with their financial and medical crisis, immersing herself in an activity that had always given her solace: reading Jane Austen. Many may find her situation and feelings quite familiar and relatable. The result of that year is her debut novel inspired by Austen’s own story of writing through illness and financial despair as well as Jenner’s experiences dealing with “anticipatory grief” and trauma.

Early Praise for The Jane Austen Society:
"...thanks to Jenner’s psychologically astute portrayals, the society founders themselves are very real and thoroughly sympathetic. Readers will root for these characters, wishing them Austen-worthy happy endings." —Kirkus Reviews
“Natalie Jenner has penned a charming and memorable debut, which reminds us of the universal language of literature and the power of books to unite and heal.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

NATALIE JENNER was born in England, raised in Canada, and graduated from the University of Toronto with degrees in English Literature and Law. She worked for decades in the legal industry and also founded an independent bookstore in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs. The Jane Austen Society is the first published novel for this lifelong devotee of all things Jane Austen and comes out on May 26, 2020 from St. Martin’s Press (North America) and on May 28, 2020 from Orion (UK).

Tune in 6/22/20 at 9:45am pst for Pamela Gay, Professor Emerita in Creative Writing, Flash Fiction, Flash Memoir Binghamton University Author of I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE: A Memoir


By Pamela Gay

On Sale May 26, 2020

She Writes Press

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“Pamela Gay has written a poignant and powerful story about her journey from PTSD of Abandonment to healing and renewal. “—Susan Anderson, author of The Journey from Abandonment to Healing 

"As an English scholar and professor, she demonstrates a firm knowledge of how memoirs can be unreliable records of the past. She uses poetry, journal entries, and literary epigraphs to create an engaging metanarrative that explores how writing was vital to her process of overcoming trauma." —Kirkus Reviews

Pamela will discuss:

  • What advice would you give those who are caring for aging parents in this time?
  • Why would you say sibling relationships are so important as families grow older?
  • What would you tell people who are on a journey to find the best type of therapy for them?
  • How did growing up with a parent who was mentally ill affect your adult life?
  • What is your experience with misdiagnosis?
  • How did you overcome your life's greatest obstacles?
  • What would you say are the first steps to moving past trauma?
  • How has writing played a role in your healing process?


I’m So Glad You’re Here is the story of a family disrupted by ramifications of a father’s mental illness. The memoir opens with a riveting account of Gay, age eighteen, witnessing her father being bound in a straitjacket and carried out of the house on a stretcher. The trauma she experiences escalates when, after her father has had electroshock treatments at a state mental hospital, her parents leave her in a college dorm room and move from Massachusetts to Florida without her. She feels abandoned. Both her parents have gone missing.

Decades later, when Gay and her three much-older siblings show up for their father’s funeral, she witnesses her sundered family’s inability to gather together. Eventually, she is diagnosed with PTSD of abandonment and treated with EMDR therapy―and finally begins to heal. Poignant and powerful, I’m So Glad You’re Here is Gay’s exploration of the idea that while the wounds we carry from growing up in fractured families stay with us, they do not have to control us―a reflective journey that will inspire readers to think about their own relational lives.


Pamela Gay is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) award in creative nonfiction and an Independent eBook Award for her memoir Homecoming, which combined text, image, and sound. An installation based on this memoir and sponsored by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) included artifacts. Gay’s writing has been published in Brevity, Iowa Review, Paterson Literary Review, Midway Journal, Monkeybicycle, Grey Sparrow, Vestal Review, and other literary journals, as well as two anthologies. Gay is a professor emerita at Binghamton University, State University of New York, where she taught courses in flash memoir and flash fiction. She lives in Upstate New York. Her memoir, I'm So Glad You're Here comes out May 26. See more at her website pamela-gay.com.

Tune in 6/22/20 at 9:00am pst on KUCI 88.9fm to hear Douglas Abrams, an author, editor, and literary agent. He speaks to Janeane about The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World -

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World is a book by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu published in 2016 by Cornerstone Publishers. In this nonfiction, the authors discuss the challenges of living a joyful life.

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About the Author
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan People and of Tibetan Buddhism. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and the US Congressional Gold Medal in 2007. Born in 1935 to a poor farming family in northeastern Tibet he was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of his predecessor, the 13th Dalai Lama. He has been a passionate advocate for a secular universal approach to cultivating fundamental human values. For over three decades the Dalai Lama has maintained an ongoing conversation and collaboration with scientists from a wide range of disciplines, especially through the Mind and Life Institute, an organization that he co-founded. The Dalai Lama travels extensively, promoting kindness and compassion, interfaith understanding, respect for the environment, and, above all, world peace. He lives in exile in Dharamsala, India. For more information, please visit www.dalailama.com.

Desmond Mpilo Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Southern Africa, became a prominent leader in the crusade for justice and racial reconciliation in South Africa. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. In 1994, Tutu was appointed chair of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission by Nelson Mandela, where he pioneered a new way for countries to move forward after experiencing civil conflict and oppression. He was the founding chair of The Elders, a group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights. Archbishop Tutu is regarded as a leading moral voice and an icon of hope. Throughout his life, he has cared deeply about the needs of people around the world, teaching love and compassion for all. He lives in Cape Town, South Africa. For more information please visit tutu.org.za.

Douglas Abrams is an author, editor, and literary agent. He is the founder and president of Idea Architects, a creative book and media agency helping visionaries to create a wiser, healthier, and more just world. He is also the co-founder with Pam Omidyar and Desmond Tutu of HumanJourney.com, a public benefit company working to share life-changing and world-changing ideas. Doug has worked with Desmond Tutu as his cowriter and editor for over a decade, and before founding his own literary agency, he was a senior editor at HarperCollins and also served for nine years as the religion editor at the University of California Press. He believes strongly in the power of books and media to catalyze the next stage of global evolutionary culture. He lives in Santa Cruz, California. For more information, please visit ideaarchitects.com and humanjourney.com.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Entrepreneur, author and non-profit leader, Brad Aronson joins Janeane to talk about his inspiring book, HUMANKIND: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time

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Brad Aronson’s inspiring book, HUMANKIND: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time (LifeTree Media; April 14, 2020; Paperback) is a collection of stories of ordinary people making extraordinary impact on the lives of others.

Brad Aronson first began volunteering as a teen, and continued volunteering part-time as he built up his first tech company. Now, the former ad executive spends most of his time supporting youth nonprofits, teaching entrepreneur courses to inner-city youth, and investing in startups.

Brad Aronson shares:

Specific actions people can take to help their neighbors, coworkers, and others in their community and around the world who are affected the most by COVID-19; Many of these can be done from the comfort of their home.

Organizations to donate to and support to help those affected by COVID-19.

Why people may be hesitant to help others, how they overcome their fears, and the sometimes small actions they can take to make a difference.

His mentoring and volunteering journey, including working with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Ronald McDonald Camp, Hopeworks, running a group home, and more

How people can utilize entrepreneurial skills and apply these to side jobs and hustles.

What we’re doing right and what we should do more for our younger generation.

Ways we can share our time and resources to help others from near (mentoring and helping people celebrate) and far (donating money or writing letters).

Advice for people going through their own hardships or those with family members who have been diagnosed with cancer.

How he discovered and chose the stories to feature in HUMANKIND and the impact these stories have had on his own life.

These heartwarming, true stories of people doing good in the world are just what we need right now.

“In this very elegant and wise book, Brad shows how we can create a life of adventure and healing by making our lives stories of love in action.”

—Deepak Chopra

Brad Aronson’s life changed in an instant when his wife, Mia, was diagnosed with leukemia. Following her diagnosis, Brad spent most of the next two-and-a-half years either by her side as she received treatment, or trying to shield their five-year-old son Jack from the worst of Mia’s illness. Amid the stress and despair of waiting for the treatment to take effect, Brad and Mia were met by an outpouring of kindness from family, friends, and even complete strangers.

HumanKind is a celebration of those moments—when a small act of kindness transforms a life. In its pages, you’ll meet the mentor who changed a child’s life with a single conversation, the six-year-old who launched a global kindness movement, the band of seamstress grandmothers who mend clothes for homeless people, and more. Brad also provides dozens of ways you can make a difference through the simplest words and deeds. You’ll discover how buying someone a meal or sharing a little encouragement at the right time can transform someone’s world, as well as your own.

HumanKind will leave you grateful for what you have and provide a refuge from the negativity that surrounds us. This feel-good book is an uplifting reminder of what really matters and provides resources that will help you to create positive change in your community and in your life, one small act at a time.


Brad Aronson is a husband and a dad, and when he’s holding the parenting reins, he likes to go all out. For him, that means leading an egg drop competition from the third-floor window of his family’s home or coaching indoor games of baseball and hockey, and then having to explain why something else is now in pieces. Luckily, his wife Mia is understanding. Brad Aronson started i-FRONTIER after college, which grew from a small apartment he shared with his best friend into one of the largest and top rated digital ad agencies in the US. Today, he invests in startup companies and spends most of his time supporting youth nonprofits. Much of this time is spent teaching entrepreneurship in Camden, N.J., and volunteering on the nonprofit boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters and Hopeworks. 

Using his business background, Aronson teaches inner city students entrepreneurship in order to instill self-confidence, discipline, and hustle. He believes in a hands-on learning environment so each student starts their own business in class, which has led to many adventures in entrepreneurship.

One day, Brad hopes to be famous for co-founding a national holiday that features a seven-foot-tall orange tree and more than fifty stuffed monkeys (see chapter nine in HumanKind). In the meantime, he works with tech startups and writes books. You can connect with Brad through his website, or on Facebook.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Dr Robert Melillo, President SNA Biothech, CoFounder Brain Balance Achievement Centers, Adjunct Professor National University Of Life Sciences joins Janeane Monday June 15th on KUCI 88.9fm

Dr Robert Melillo

President SNA Biothech
CoFounder Brain Balance Achievement Centers
5 xs Best Selling Author Disconnected Kids 
Adjunct Professor National University Of Life Sciences
CoFounder and President Emeritus International Association
of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation
Fellow CDD International Board Of Functional Neurology
Fellow National Institute For Brain and Rehabilitation Sciences.

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One of the most respected specialists in childhood neurological disorders in America, Dr. Robert Melillo has been helping children overcome learning disabilities for over 30 years. His areas of expertise include: autism spectrum disorders, PDD/NOS, ADD/ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, Tourette’s, bipolar disorder, and other mental, attention, behavioral and learning disorders. He is also an expert in diet, nutrition and neuroimmune disorders in children and adults.

As a clinician for 30 years, a university professor, brain researcher, best selling author, radio and TV host, his cutting-edge research and success with over a thousand children in his private program are what led to the creation of Brain Balance Achievement Centers. Dr. Melillo has a private practice now that helps adults and children with various learning disabilities. He is focused on addressing the primary issue in most learning disabilities and behavioral disorders which is known as a functional disconnection. Since he introduced this concept, functional disconnection has become one of the leading theories in the world related to Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and more. This work is leading the way toward understanding the underlying nature of these disorders and their causes.


In 2004, Dr. Melillo published Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood: An Evolutionary Perspective, a working theory textbook on developmental disabilities. This book continues to be utilized on both a graduate and undergraduate level in Universities around the world. It has been translated into Korean and Chinese. However, it was Dr. Melillo’s best-selling 2009 book, Disconnected Kids, that catapulted him to national prominence. Greeted with overwhelming positive response, the thesis of that book serves as the foundation for the work being done at Brain Balance Centers around the country. Dr. Melillo’s leadership in the field, as well as his personal dedication to the creation of a drug-free multi-modal educational program for children with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, and autism spectrum disorders, have made him one of the most sought-after speakers on the subject today, both in the U.S. and abroad. Disconnected Kids has been translated into Chinese, Korean and Hebrew and there are French and Italian versions being completed now. He completed the second edition of Disconnected Kids, released in March of 2015.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Coming up June 15th @9:30am pst is Sara Auster of Sara Auster Sound!

Sara Auster is the leading voice in sound bath experiences. As a sound therapist and meditation teacher, Sara has traveled the world to share the transformative power of sound and deep listening. From boardrooms to museums, from hospitals to universities, her work has been a driving force in bringing Sound Baths to modern culture. Sara’s thoughtfully crafted immersive Sound Bath experiences invite self-discovery, inspire profound transformation and creativity, and provoke meaningful connection. She guides participants through the therapeutic and healing benefits of sound and listening in a way that is simple, modern and accessible to all.

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Sara has curated and facilitated unique, site-specific Sound Bath experiences, from one-on-one sessions to 10,000 people at a time, at iconic venues and events such as the Museum of Modern Art, Madison Square Garden, Palais de Tokyo, Lincoln Center, One World Observatory, The Rubin Museum and SummerStage in Central Park. She has been invited to speak about mindfulness, deep listening and sound therapy for companies such as Google, Microsoft and American Express, and she has led immersive workshops and certificate training at New York University, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, The New York Open Center, and MNDFL Meditation Studio.

From Sundance Film Festival to SXSW, Sara is sought out for her unique ability to create and hold space for diverse groups and communities all around the world. She has been a featured presenter at wellness conferences such as In Goop Health and MBG Revitalize, and innovation summits such as The Nantucket Project and Summit DTLA, highlighting her role in bringing the transformative power of sound to the masses.

Sara Auster has been featured in the New York Times, Vogue, Billboard, TIME Magazine and has appeared in television segments for Vice and Fox 5 NY. Sara’s work was named a top meditation by Oprah Magazine in 2016, and she was chosen one of eight master meditation teachers by The Essential Guide to Meditation in 2019 alongside Pema Chodron and Deepak Chopra. 

Her first book, SOUND BATH: Meditate, Heal and Connect through Listening, an unprecedented and comprehensive guide to Sound Baths, was published in November 2019.


Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Dr. Charles Garfield, author of OUR WISDOM YEARS: Growing Older with Joy, Fulfillment, Resilience, and No Regrets (a Central Recovery Press paperback, on sale June 2nd). Dr. Garfield is also the founder of The Shanti Project

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Dr. Charles Garfield, author of OUR WISDOM YEARS: Growing Older with Joy, Fulfillment, Resilience, and No Regrets (a Central Recovery Press paperback, on sale June 2nd). Dr. Garfield is also the founder of The Shanti Project, a pioneering nonprofit that builds human connections to reduce isolation, and which now provides practical support to older and vulnerable adults who are housebound during the Coronavirus pandemic. As one of the first volunteer organizations in the US to provide support to people with life-threatening illnesses, Shanti has shined a light on the invisible suffering that accompanies illness and isolation.

In his new book, Garfield draws on the truths distilled from his long-term work with those at the end of life to encourage us to take the risk of being fully alive in our later years. A few talking points include:
Why we should let go of the productivity mindset as we age (or even, while we are in isolation!)
How to overcome gratitude fatigue
Why we should pursue hobbies that we haven’t yet been successful at
Why this time of isolation is a good time to mend estranged relationships
How to have deeper, more meaningful conversations, even while we are social distancing


Our society urges us to fight aging rather than to embrace it. We are discouraged from slowing down, implored to keep our wrinkles at bay, and pressured to be “productive” in our retirement.

But, as psychologist Charles Garfield asserts in OUR WISDOM YEARS: Growing Older with Joy, Fulfillment, Resilience, and No Regrets (a Central Recovery Press paperback, on sale June 2, 2020), the later years are not defined by success and self-mastery like they are for young adults. Rather, those entering their sixties find that, instead of anxiously asking, “Do I have what it takes to compete?” they find themselves wondering, “Do I have what it takes to lead a fulfilling life?”

As the founder of The Shanti Project, an internationally honored volunteer organization dedicated to the care of the dying, Garfield is very well acquainted with this shift from “success thinking” to “legacy thinking.” In the later years, the drive to keep accomplishing is usually less pressing than the desire to nurture loving relationships and to contribute something that will live on.

To address this shift in values, Garfield offers an invaluable roadmap to help those entering the later years assess what they truly value, discover latent interests and passions that have been abandoned for more practical pursuits, and invest in the relationships that they value the most. Drawing on his own experience with aging, along with the accounts of several others that he has counseled through the years, Garfield helps those in later life to:
Embrace a period of radical self-discovery
Pivot away from duty towards the things that bring them joy
Apply their natural love for mission and goals to the project of building a soul-centered life
Relish slowing down and use idle time to embrace the most fulfilling stage of life
Forgive those who have wronged them
Learn to be grateful for their mistakes
Use their gifts to nurture what will live on
Broaden and deepen the love in their lives

Offering a vision of growth and expansion in a time many tend to associate with decline, OUR WISDOM YEARS helps older adults cultivate a sense of vision, resilience, and equanimity that they can count on throughout the challenges that the later years often present. Using questions, meditations, and exercises for self-reflection, Garfield helps readers to embrace and invest in the pursuits, passions, and people that they value the most.

About the Author:

Charles Garfield, PhD, is the founder of Shanti, an internationally honored volunteer organization dedicated to the care of the dying, the elderly, and those living with cancer and AIDS; the Shanti National Training Institute, which has taken Shanti’s model to organizations around the country and world; and Shanti’s newest program that serves older LGBTQ individuals. He has been teaching the skills of serving vulnerable people for more than forty years and is a pioneer in developing service-oriented volunteer organizations in which peers, not professionals, become “the difference between zero and one” for people at the end of life and, more recently, seniors in the LGBTQ community. For his work with Shanti and for originating the Shanti model of peer support, Garfield was named National Activist of the Year―one of America’s highest awards to individuals making voluntary contributions in public service. 

He has also received recognition from cities and organizations large and small, including a Mayor’s Day in his honor in San Francisco and many other awards. For more than four decades, as a clinical professor of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California School of Medicine at San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Garfield continued his work in the care of dying patients and their families, many of whom were elderly. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is currently a research scholar at the Starr King School of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. 

He teaches courses on aging and end of life care at the Metta Institute in San Francisco, where he is a founding faculty member and at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. While on the faculty of the Cancer Research Institute at UCSF, he was one of the early contributors to the burgeoning field of psychosocial oncology. Garfield began his career in computer science after receiving two graduate degrees in mathematics from Adelphi University as well as induction into Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honorary Society, and later, the Adelphi University Alumni Academy of Distinction. He earned a PhD in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He writes for and serves on the editorial board of Greater Good, a national e-magazine from the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Science and the Greater Good.

Monday, June 8, 2020

June 8, 2020 at 9:00am - Janeane speaks with Professor Ian O. Williamson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Dean of the Wellington School of Business and Government, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). Ian is the NEW Dean of the The Paul Merage School of Business

Professor Ian O. Williamson 

Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Dean of the Wellington
School of Business and Government 

Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) 

The NEW Dean of The Paul Merage School of Business 
University of California, Irvine

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Ian O. Williamson is the Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Wellington School of Business and Government at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand). Prior to joining Victoria University of Wellington he served on the faculties of the Melbourne Business School (Australia), Rutgers Business School (USA), the Zurich Institute of Business Education (Switzerland), the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and Institut Teknologi Bandung (Indonesia). He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA) and a bachelor’s degree in business from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio USA).

Prof. Williamson is a globally recognized expert in the area of human resource management. His research examines the impact of “talent pipelines” on organizational and community outcomes. In particular, his research focuses on how human and social capital influences firm operational and financial outcomes, talent management in the context of new ventures and growth-oriented firms, the role of human resource practices in driving firm innovation and the impact of social issues on firm outcomes.

Prof. Williamson’s research has been published in several leading academic journals (e.g., Academy of Management Journal, MIT Sloan Management Review, Organization Science, Journal of Applied Psychology) and has been covered by several leading media outlets across the world. He has served on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy Management Review, Academy of Management Education and Learning, Journal of Management and Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal and Journal of Management.

Williamson is a past recipient of the Academy of Management (AOM) Education Division best paper award for his research on high performing teams and the AOM Human Resource Division best paper award for his research on the effect of employee mobility on firm performance. He is a recipient of the AOM Best Practices Mentoring Award for his role as the founding President of the Management Faculty of Color Association (MFCA). Williamson is also a recipient of the AOM Ralph Alexander Best Dissertation Award for his research examining the top management team (TMT) selection decisions of Fortune 500 firms. He also received the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award. In 2019 Williamson was inducted into the Ph.D Project Hall of Fame.

A passionate educator, Professor Williamson has been recognized for his innovative approaches to business education. He is a past recipient of the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Krowe Teaching Award, the Melbourne Business School Senior Executive MBA Teaching Award, the University of Melbourne Award for Excellence and Innovation in Indigenous Higher Education and the Business/Higher Education Round Table CPA Australia/ABDC Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business Education Collaboration.

Williamson has worked with executives in over 20 countries across six continents helping organizations in the areas of strategic human resource management, managing organizational innovation, employee recruitment and retention, and executive coaching for organizations such as Accenture, ANZ, Australian Council for Educational Leaders (ACEL), BDO, Bunnings, BHP, CBRE Clemenger, CSR, Etihad Airlines, King & Wood Malleson, Kiwi Bank, PwC, Lockheed Martin, Ngāi Tahu Holdings, Nestle, Orang Tua Group, Petronas, SEEK, Sussan Corporation, The Royal Women’s Hospital, Vision Australia and Urbis. Williamson has served on the boards of the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA), the USA not-for-profit organization Leave No Veteran Behind and Wellington UniVentures (the commercialization subsidiary of Victoria University of Wellington, NZ).

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Coming up June 8, 2020 @9:20am pst - Janeane speaks with Sophie Yotova, a Bulgarian food artist, TEDx speaker, certified Eating Psychology coach, and the founder and CEO of Foodie Boulevard

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Sophie Yotova is a Bulgarian food artist, TEDx speaker, certified Eating Psychology coach, and the founder and CEO of Foodie Boulevard – a global social enterprise that teaches kids and grown-ups to become real-life superheroes by using food as a superpower on and off the dining table.

Sophie has bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Business Administration, and has worked in graphic design, PR, and technical communication before starting her own business.

After experiencing a series of traumatic personal events, which led to her suffering a painful miscarriage and burning out, in 2017 Sophie left her flourishing corporate career in IT and jumped into social entrepreneurship.

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Sophie and her team used to lead in-person courses and workshops at schools and for corporate clients, teaching people to discover food outside the box and helping them build sustainable healthy eating habits while having fun.

After the quarantine wiped out her practice, Sophie focused on reinventing her business and recently moved her work to the online space. She is about to launch a one of a kind digital format – an immersive workshop that offers a shared virtual playground for participants from around the globe and teaches them to use edible ingredients as creativity triggers and create edible art.

Sophie has struggled with an eating disorder since she was a teenager and has never had sense of smell in her life. These two peculiar features make up a unique lens, which empowers her to view and explore food beyond the trivial and mundane, and to inspire people from all ages and walks of life to use food as a playground, a stimulating learning environment, and a language of self-expression.


Coming up June 8, 2020 at 9:40am pst - Janeane speaks with Joyce Marie Fitzpatrick and co-director, Brian Shackelford about their documentary, The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital - Vision Films

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With COVID-19 Shining a Light on African-American Medical Care, Vision Films is Proud to Present 'The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital'

A brilliant and timely new documentary, The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital. This groundbreaking documentary sheds a light on the disparity between the medical treatment that the African-American community receives as opposed to others; an issue that has never been more evident than it has been during the time of COVID-19.

Presented by Vision Films, The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital not only tells the astonishing history of the first all-black hospital in St. Louis, but also recognizes and celebrates the achievements of the brave healthcare workers who were among the first black physicians and nurses to be medically trained in the United States.

COVID-19 has hit the United States harder than any other health crisis ever before, and it has become impossible to ignore the fact that the African-American community has been particularly vulnerable. The disparity between the medical treatment that this community receives, as opposed to others, has never been more evident than it has been during this time and is a major cause for concern.Available on DVD and VOD on May 12, 2020

Vision Films, in association with Flatcat-Productions, LLC, and Tunnel Vizion Films, Inc., is proud to present The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital, the ground-breaking documentary that captures the long, important battle that African-Americans have fought to receive quality medical treatment and training. This timely film not only tells the astonishing history of the first all-black hospital in St. Louis but also recognizes and celebrates the achievements of the brave healthcare workers who were among the first black physicians and nurses to be medically trained in the United States.

Directed by Joyce Marie Fitzpatrick and Brian Shackelford, The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital explores the role the hospital played in being one of the first institutions in the country to treat African-Americans in a safe, hygienic and sterile environment. The opening of the hospital meant that African-Americans in the community were no longer without medical care or resorting to illegal and dangerous methods of treatment. Homer G. Phillips Hospital was of utmost importance from its opening in 1937 to its dramatic closure in 1979, which incited riots in its neighborhood of “The Ville.”


Boasting the largest number of black doctors and nurses in the world, Homer G.Phillips Hospital opened its doors in 1937 during a time in history when America still had segregated medical facilities. Through first-hand accounts, witness the controversial history of the hospital’s medical training and how it continues to affect the lives of its practitioners, patients, and community. While its founder attorney Homer G. Phillips was mysteriously killed, the hospital in his name thrived during the most turbulent of segregated times, allowing so many people of color to achieve greatness for the benefit of humankind.

The Color of Medicine: The Story of Homer G. Phillips Hospital will be available on May 12, 2020, on digital for an SRP of $4.99 - $9.99 from platforms including iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox, Amazon, and FandangoNow, as well as cable affiliates everywhere and to buy on DVD for $12.99 online at all major retailers.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/tAf8hzVJRlM

Website: https://www.thecolorofmedicine.com/

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

UCI appoints Ian O. Williamson as dean of The Paul Merage School of Business. He joins Janeane on KUCI 88.9fm June 8, 2020 at 9:00am pst



For immediate release

UCI appoints Ian O. Williamson as dean of The Paul Merage School of Business

Leading international scholar brings academic, research, industry expertise to campus 

Ian O. Williamson is currently pro vice-chancellor and dean of the Wellington School of Business and Government at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He will begin his new role as dean of UCI’s Paul Merage School of Business on Jan. 1, 2021. Courtesy of Ian O. Williamson

Irvine, Calif., May 20, 2020 — Ian O. Williamson, pro vice-chancellor and dean of the Wellington School of Business and Government at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, has been named dean of the University of California, Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business. He will begin his new role on Jan. 1, 2021.

“Professor Williamson brings the depth and breadth of experience across disciplines, industries and continents that are necessary to meet the challenges of an evolving educational landscape within a global economy as we prepare the next generation of business leaders,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman.

An internationally recognized human resource management expert, Williamson has been involved in the successful implementation of several key initiatives during his three-year tenure as pro vice-chancellor and dean. His accomplishments include the development and deployment of a faculty strategic plan to enhance postgraduate education, increased student diversity, expanded international partnerships in Asia and South America, the establishment of an entrepreneur and innovation program, and incorporation of technology into the curriculum.

In addition, Williamson oversaw the successful re-accreditation of the business school by EQUIS and the Association of MBAs, and he was tapped for membership on the governance board of the Wellington ICT Graduate School, a cross-faculty, inter-university industry partnership where five applied master’s degrees in the information technology sector were created.

Williamson was also a director of Wellington UniVentures, a wholly owned subsidiary of Victoria University of Wellington responsible for commercializing university academics’ intellectual property; was a member of the senior leadership subcommittee charged with the development and installation of a new, universitywide human resources information technology system; and directed the launch of the Atom innovation space to foster student entrepreneurship. Under his administration, more than $4 million in external funding was raised for staff hires and research and the 12-story Wellington School of Business and Government building underwent a $38 million refurbishment.

“It is a great honor to serve as the next dean of The Paul Merage School of Business,” Williamson said. “With its world-class research faculty and professional staff, links to the vibrant Orange County business community and strong ties to civic society, the school is well-positioned to lead the next evolution of business education. Now more than ever, business schools must play an instrumental role in promoting the economic and social well-being of communities.

“I look forward to working with the faculty, students and dedicated supporters to develop educational opportunities that help people realize the economic and social benefits created by innovation and ensure that members of all communities have access to the world-class education we provide.”

Williamson’s research examines the impact of talent pipelines on organizational and community outcomes and has been published in several prominent academic journals, been covered by top-tier media outlets around the world and received numerous awards. A passionate educator, he is also the recipient of many accolades in recognition of his innovative instructional approaches. He holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and previously held faculty positions at universities in the U.S., Switzerland, Australia and Indonesia.

“Professor Williamson is a proven leader with international business and academic experience that will help guide The Paul Merage School of Business into the future,” said Hal Stern, UCI interim provost and executive vice chancellor. “We look forward to his contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable and inclusive community; producing world-class teaching and research; and driving support for UCI’s leadership position in business education in a digitally driven world.”

During his 20-year career, Williamson has served on several academic committees and on the boards of directors for a variety of nonprofit organizations. In addition, he has provided expert insights in the areas of organizational innovation and employee recruitment and retention to executives in more than 20 countries across six continents for companies such as CBRE, PwC, Lockheed Martin, Nestle and Accenture.

The Merage School’s current dean, Eric Spangenberg, will transition to a faculty position in which he can reengage with full-time scholarship.

About the University of California, Irvine: Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 36,000 students and offers 222 degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit www.uci.edu.

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