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Bio: Mike Wreyford, AKA Mike the Wine Guy, is a wine educator, writer, radio show host, and lifestyle expert. Mike is the host & producer of “The Good Life” Show, a popular radio talk show, on air since 2011. Mike combines his lifetime of travel, 30+ years in the restaurant and bar industry, an ongoing appreciation of wine along with his marketing and entrepreneurial expertise, to share his passion for wine, food, and the good life with friends and fans around the world.
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Jul 30, 2017

About the time I was graduating from California Polytechnic University with a degree in Biology, I remember hearing for the first time President John Kennedy speaking “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” I decided and was accepted to join the Peace Corps to teach high school Biology in Africa. Unfortunately, at the same time, the army was calling me to Vietnam. I decided to make my own choice and joined the Marine Corps as an infantry officer. During those life changing 13 months I spent in Vietnam I remember saying to myself, whatever I do the rest of my life had better make sense. When I returned home to the United States my search began to fulfill the promise I made to myself. Not knowing exactly what that was, I decided to spend a year exploring 17 countries in Europe on a 10-speed bicycle. This fueled my love of travel, culture, and history…the joy of just moving.

I believe travel is the greatest university in the world. It is a fulfilling yet humbling experience to explore the cultures and history of our planet.

For the next 7 years I would travel the globe as a Tour Director. When I returned to Europe leading tour groups, I met a whole new breed of professionally trained tour directors and guides. They could talk about art, food, wine, music, history, culture…they were like modern day Renaissance people. I found that most countries in Europe had national guide schools that trained people to be the “face of their country.” In America tour escorting was done mostly by college students as a temporary summer job or by a retired person to obtain a free trip. Starting a school for tour directors in America seemed pre-destined to be a goal that I would pursue. I wanted to ensure that tour directing was a recognized, respected profession and more importantly give others an avenue to pursue their passion for travel. So, in 1976, my friend and colleague Bill Newton and I started the first school in America to train tour directors and guides.

I am proud of each one of the graduates that made the choice to follow their dream to teach, learn, and grow into the role of a Professional Tour Director and ultimately be called Ambassadors of Goodwill throughout the world. Even after all this time I still lead a few tours a year, when I am not instructing at ITMI. Tour Directing is still my passion… besides, I’m not going to let my students have all the fun!

Jul 30, 2017

Mission…

To build a mentally healthier world through inspiring and empowering wildly successful relationships and increasingly higher standards of interaction in families, communities, and societies

Midori and her husband have figured out the success formula to a wonderful marriage and life, having been together for nearly 30 years.

Midori has spent more than a decade studying interpersonal relationships, cognitive and behavioral psychology, and couples therapy. Her programs incorporate breakthrough techniques, which stomps out perceived limitations. This practice helps her clients reach extreme heights.

She has also made it a priority to study actual couples, dissecting how they communicate and interact. You’re guaranteed to receive practical, real life suggestions and tips, that make the modern marriages of today happier and more successful.

Her first book, Secrets to a Kickass Marriage was published in 2015, and since then her advice has propelled her into being the ‘Relationship Expert’ for the California Women’s Conference.

Midori holds a degree in Communications from the University of California, Davis, with a focus on Sociology

Midori and her husband have figured out the success formula to a wonderful marriage and life, having been together for nearly 30 years.

Midori has spent more than a decade studying interpersonal relationships, cognitive and behavioral psychology, and couples therapy. Her programs incorporate breakthrough techniques, which stomps out perceived limitations. This practice helps her clients reach extreme heights.

She has also made it a priority to study actual couples, dissecting how they communicate and interact. You’re guaranteed to receive practical, real life suggestions and tips, that make the modern marriages of today happier and more successful.

Her first book, Secrets to a Kickass Marriage was published in 2015, and since then her advice has propelled her into being the ‘Relationship Expert’ for the California Women’s Conference.

Midori holds a degree in Communications from the University of California, Davis, with a focus on Sociology

Jul 30, 2017

As CEO, David McNally connects people to the power of purpose through his unique gifts and his unmitigated passion for helping individuals and businesses thrive. His insights as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and film producer have been instrumental in motivating leaders, teams and individuals across many organizations. He finds that powerful transformation occurs when people are genuinely committed to a compelling purpose.

David has inspired millions of people from the stage, on film and with his best-selling books. His loyal following garnered him the honor of election to the Speakers’ Hall of Fame and recognition by a leading speakers’ bureau as one of the world's Top 50 business speakers. He has written five respected business leadership books and produced two inspirational films.

Jul 16, 2017

Ralph Velasco is President, Founder and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) of PhotoEnrichment Programs, Inc. d.b.a. PhotoEnrichment Adventures, as well as a travel photography instructor and international guide who has photographed in over 60 countries on 6 continents.

Drawing on over 10 years of experience planning, organizing, administering, scouting and leading more than 70 international trips around the world, and over 100 domestic trips in the United States, Ralph has created TourOrganizerTraining.com, a free webinar and online course series that trains everyday people, step-by-step, how to organize and lead their own tours, whether around the world, or around the corner.

He’s the author of “Ralph Velasco On Travel Photography: 101 Tips for Developing Your Photographic Eye & More,” as well as the creator of the My Shot Lists for Travel app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch®.

Ralph was recently a finalist for the prestigious 2016 and 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year award and was selected to a group of the Top 100 Travel Photographers in the World for 2014 by a site in the U.K., as well as one of the Top 10 Travel Photography Bloggers by USA Today’s 10best.com.  Additionally he was chosen to a list of 10 Photography Travel Bloggers to Inspire You This Year (2015) by FlipKey.com, a TripAdvisor company.

And two years in a row he was chosen “Open Photographer of the Year” by the Professional Photographers of Orange County.

Ralph has an MBA in International Business from United States International University in Mexico City and San Diego (1995), an undergraduate degree in Management from the Indiana University School of Business (1985), speaks Spanish and is a licensed private pilot SEL (single engine land).

He’s also been an integral member of several championship sailing teams in Chicago, San Diego and Newport Beach, California.

Jul 16, 2017

Kristy DeVaney, the person behind cavegrrl.com She is a Paleo and Primal Food, Wine, Travel and Living Travel. She loves to talk about the Paleo Food and Wine. 

Jul 16, 2017

Mission…

To build a mentally healthier world through inspiring and empowering wildly successful relationships and increasingly higher standards of interaction in families, communities, and societies

Midori and her husband have figured out the success formula to a wonderful marriage and life, having been together for nearly 30 years.

Midori has spent more than a decade studying interpersonal relationships, cognitive and behavioral psychology, and couples therapy. Her programs incorporate breakthrough techniques, which stomps out perceived limitations. This practice helps her clients reach extreme heights.

She has also made it a priority to study actual couples, dissecting how they communicate and interact. You’re guaranteed to receive practical, real life suggestions and tips, that make the modern marriages of today happier and more successful.

Her first book, Secrets to a Kickass Marriage was published in 2015, and since then her advice has propelled her into being the ‘Relationship Expert’ for the California Women’s Conference.

Midori holds a degree in Communications from the University of California, Davis, with a focus on Sociology

Midori and her husband have figured out the success formula to a wonderful marriage and life, having been together for nearly 30 years.

Midori has spent more than a decade studying interpersonal relationships, cognitive and behavioral psychology, and couples therapy. Her programs incorporate breakthrough techniques, which stomps out perceived limitations. This practice helps her clients reach extreme heights.

She has also made it a priority to study actual couples, dissecting how they communicate and interact. You’re guaranteed to receive practical, real life suggestions and tips, that make the modern marriages of today happier and more successful.

Her first book, Secrets to a Kickass Marriage was published in 2015, and since then her advice has propelled her into being the ‘Relationship Expert’ for the California Women’s Conference.

Midori holds a degree in Communications from the University of California, Davis, with a focus on Sociology

Jun 11, 2017

Diane Lang has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a  sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally. A therapist and educator/coach of Positive Psychology, she has seen that it can provide a strong foundation for finding great happiness and is gratified that it is becoming a mainstream method of treatment.


A parent herself, Lang has taught Positive Parenting to parents and written extensively on the benefits of using it with even the youngest children. She has also spoken or conducted seminars on postpartum depression, striving for balance versus having it all and practical tips on interviewing, networking and dressing for success and is the author of “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career.”


Diane is a Therapist and Life coach in NJ. Her clinical experience includes treating patients with different forms of mental illness, physical and emotional abuse and relationship issues. Lang is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, her college work includes mentoring students for individual career counseling and personal issue advisement.


As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, CBS TV, Style CT, The Veira network and the national television program “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet and appeared in various educational videos including Columbia books.


Lang has an M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the New York Institute of Technology. Diane has her Positive Psychology coaching certificate from Wholebeing Institute. Diane’s latest book is: Creating balance & finding happiness.

Apr 30, 2017

Gianni is our miller and overviews all aspects of production in Apollo Olive Oil. He learned his craft the old fashioned way on a traditional stone mill.  His skills were further refined by working with state-of-the-art machinery. Having trained intensively with Marco Mugelli both in Italy and here, he is one of the most progressive millers in America. He is dedicated to the art of extracting the highest quality of flavors and nutrients that the olives contain. 

Apollo Olive Oil was founded in 1999, with the first commercial production of about 800 bottles two years later.  Since then friends and family, who have known each other for decades, make up the backbone of Apollo Olive Oil, working together in a way that defines our company.  Each of us became a partner in the company at different times – the Stefanini family – Gianni and Diana, in 2002, and Steve McCulley in 2005.

Apr 16, 2017

Justin's love for broadcasting started on his 8th birthday when his parents gifted him a microphone and a speaker set that year.  After several years of hosting mock radio shows in his kitchen, Justin landed his first big gig as a weekend radio DJ on JR 93.7FM in Scranton, Pennsylvania during his senior year of High School.

While bouncing his way through radio and television markets in Pennsylvania, Justin attended West Chester University pursuing his  Communications degree. After successfully running the campus radio station and creating the first ever campus news show at WCU, Justin began looking for his first "real job."

During Winter break of his Senior year, Justin set up his camcorder in his basement, grabbed his iPad (a product he knew inside and out) and started talking. That tape would lead to an audition, interviews and eventually Justin's first National Gig.

Since 2014, Justin has been one of QVC’s resident electronics experts presenting a wide array of products - from shredders to hoverboards, computers to drones and everything in between. He has represented some of the biggest brands on air: Apple, Energizer, Segway, Rosetta Stone and HP are just a few of the companies that have trusted him to represent their products.  

Justin’s overall goal is to “take the tough out of tech” for the viewers and does so through his highly energetic and highly engaging presentations. Painting a picture of how customers will use technology in their everyday life is a skill that Justin demonstrates every time he goes on air. Justin has established a trust with the QVC customer because he is relatable across all audiences.  

In November 2015, Justin launched the first ever drone to appear on QVC. Since that initial airing, he has sold over 14 million dollars worth of drones, coining him the nickname “The Drone Dude.”  

Aside from appearing on air, Justin has a highly active and engaging social media presence that reaches thousands of people every week. Whether it is posting about upcoming airings or sharing helpful tech tip videos, Justin’s reach goes far beyond just television screens.

When you pair Justin’s expertise of electronics and his charismatic personality, the outcome is an on air guest who delivers the messages brands want their customers to hear.

Justin currently lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania but doesn't seem to ever sit still. Follow him on social media and try to keep up with his crazy adventures that take him all over the world.

Apr 16, 2017

Julie Davidson is the very very, funny author of From Conception to Confusion: A humorous collection of stories from a mom who’s trying to keep her sanity intact, her house clean, and her husband and kids from finding her stash of good chocolate.

Between bribing her kids with the giant Starbucks cookies to being ridiculously overwhelmed by third grade math homework, Julie created a series of essays relating to the journey of motherhood. Julie has found that her words resonate with countless other parents in their quest to navigate parenthood-even before the baby is born.  Some might say Julie's lowering the bar of motherhood, but Julie prefers to say she's just holding the bar down so others can join her. is.

Apr 16, 2017

Diane Lang has dedicated her career to helping people turn their lives around and is now on a mission to help them develop a  sustainable positive attitude that can actually turn one into an optimist, literally. A therapist and educator/coach of Positive Psychology, she has seen that it can provide a strong foundation for finding great happiness and is gratified that it is becoming a mainstream method of treatment.


A parent herself, Lang has taught Positive Parenting to parents and written extensively on the benefits of using it with even the youngest children. She has also spoken or conducted seminars on postpartum depression, striving for balance versus having it all and practical tips on interviewing, networking and dressing for success and is the author of “Baby Steps: the Path from Motherhood to Career.”


Diane is a Therapist and Life coach in NJ. Her clinical experience includes treating patients with different forms of mental illness, physical and emotional abuse and relationship issues. Lang is also an Adjunct in Psychology at Montclair State University, her college work includes mentoring students for individual career counseling and personal issue advisement.


As an expert in her fields of therapy, Lang has been featured in the Daily Record, Family Circle, Family Magazine, Working Mother Magazine and Cookie Magazine, seen on NJ 12 TV, Good day CT, CBS TV, Style CT, The Veira network and the national television program “Fox & Friends”. She has also participated in a reality based Internet show, ourprisoner.com, hosted Generation X-tinet and appeared in various educational videos including Columbia books.


Lang has an M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the New York Institute of Technology. Diane has her Positive Psychology coaching certificate from Wholebeing Institute. Diane’s latest book is: Creating balance & finding happiness.

Apr 16, 2017

Pascale Naessens is a best-selling culinary author in Belgium. She has since become a leading voice for pure and healthy eating. A number of her books have already been translated into French, English, German and Chinese.

She’s also an acclaimed ceramic artist whose collection of kitchen tableware titled ‘Pure by Pascale Naessens for Serax’ has enjoyed considerable international success. Housewives and top restaurants (Pure-C, Bouvy and the world-famous Hakkasan restaurant in London) serve their food on plates and dishes designed by Pascale Naessens.

No one imagined that a cookbook could cause such a stir
Pascale Naessens’ cookbooks have helped create a real culinary movement: people are once again free to enjoy their food, and still stay slim and healthy.

They are attracted to her romantic way of cooking because the delicious and simple recipes are uncomplicated and easily accessible. Young and old, everyone is enthusiastic. It’s said that ‘Pascale taught her nation to eat healthily’.

It’s evident that her cooking and her lifestyle appeal to a broad public as demonstrated by the many Facebook communities where fans of ‘Pascale’s pure kitchen’ share experiences and recipes, often accompanied by photographs of recipes served on plates from Pascale’s ‘Pure’ collection.

Having completed her studies in Economic Sciences, at the age of 18, Pascale Naessens traveled the globe as an international fashion model. After five years of assignments in Paris, Milan, Madrid, Hong Kong, China and Tokyo, she returned to Belgium where she began a television career with the Belgian broadcasting corporation VTM, first as a presenter then hosting a series of home and lifestyle shows before collaborating on the sailing program, Jambers Odyssee (Jambers’ Odyssey).

In addition to architecture and interior design, her other passions include health and cooking. Having dealt with her own eating problems, she delves deeper into this subject. Her travels to the Far East inspired her, and she became a qualified health consultant specializing in traditional Chinese medicine. She practices tai chi and is a certified shiatsu therapist. She is also a qualified restaurateur and has taken a number of culinary courses ranging from macrobiotic cooking to classes in top restaurants.

Her first book, in which she explains her food philosophy, was published in 2010. Her focus is on a natural way of eating, more a lifestyle than a diet. The book was an instant success. She has since published six books and each one of them has reached number one on the Belgian best sellers list and they all continue to be top sellers. This achievement merely reaffirms her position as Belgium’s best-selling author.

She also writes culinary articles and columns for several lifestyle magazines, which include interviews with scientists who offer opinions on health and diet. She is a highly sought-after speaker on healthy eating.

                                                                                                                  
While making a documentary in Tunisia, Pascale became fascinated with ceramic pottery after meeting a local ceramist named Sabiha Ayari. She then embarked on her own studies with ceramic artist Bie Van Gucht for several years and attended numerous courses on ceramics, glazing and firing techniques. She created ceramic tableware in her own workshop and then took her prototypes to Serax. This collaboration resulted in the ‘Pure’ ceramic tableware line, which has become an international success. Housewives and top restaurants alike serve their food on Pure plates and Pure dishes designed by Pascale Naessens.

Her passion for interior design was nurtured during the making of her television program Huis & Thuis (House & Home). For 10 years she interviewed architects and visited Belgium’s most beautiful homes. This passion is evident in the styling of her cookbooks, for which she is solely responsible. Her love for the interplay of lines is reflected in her work as ceramic artist, but it’s also incorporated in her new challenge: furniture design. Her new furniture line, characterized by its distinctive oval shapes, has been widely praised.

Both talents are a natural complement to her cookbooks, the common theme is: Pure. Because seeking to live a worthwhile and pure life is the basis of Pascale Naessens’ world.

In her new book Pure and Simple, Pascale Naessens shares her method for staying happy, healthy, and fit, with a lifestyle that embraces natural, unprocessed foods, delicious meals, pleasure, and health.

Apr 15, 2017

Hiya! I’m Heidi Siefkas (pronounced Seef-kas). Although I’m originally from small-town Wisconsin (you betcha), I hang my hat in South Florida. However, as an adventurer, I’m rarely home for long. In fact, you’re best bet is to find me in Cuba. Also I’m a speaker, the creator of the mantra Look Up, and author of three inspirational, non-fiction books When All Balls Drop, With New Eyes, and Cubicle to Cuba.

Heidi Siefkas was a happily married, globetrotting professional who seemingly had it all—until a tree limb in New York's Hudson River Valley struck her down, breaking her neck and leaving her unconscious. Suddenly, life as she knew it stopped. She lost her independence. She lost her career. She watched her marriage disintegrate as she confronted a trail of devastating lies about her husband's double life. She had lost all that mattered, but she was a survivor. She fought to restore her health, repair her broken heart, and rebuild herself. Along the way, she gained clarity about her core values, ultimately coming to a deeper understanding of what it means to have it all. Through down-to-earth, short vignettes, When All Balls Drop shows us how it's possible to look up in spite of pain, deceit, and loss. Heidi's memoir—rich with hope and humor—inspires anyone who's had to confront tragedy and reassess their life in the wake of life-altering events.

Heidi Siefkas lost her health, her career, and her marriage after she was struck by a one-thousand-pound tree branch. While she made great strides in her physical and emotional recovery in the months that followed—an arduous process that she chronicled in When All Balls Drop—Heidi wasn't content to merely survive her setbacks. The time was right to build a new life. One she could live on her own terms. But what would a redesigned life look like? In her quest for answers, Heidi returned to her childhood home in Wisconsin, dove into the South Florida dating scene, revisited old flames in New England, sold her first home, jumped out of a plane, and traveled alone to South America. Every leg of her journey provided a healthy dose of perspective. With New Eyes is full of mishaps and bold decisions, all seasoned with sassy humor. Through her signature down-to-earth vignettes, Heidi inspires you to conquer your fears, head for adventure, and become the captain of your own ship.

 

Apr 15, 2017

​​I was born and partly raised in a small town in Southern Italy and lived there for most of my younger years. My parents and our region in Southern Italy really helped me appreciate our food, culture and all its bounty. My dad was a produce merchant so our home was always filled with unsold deliciousness that always found its way to the table.  My dad had several specialties that he liked to showcase and my mom always had a delicious meal waiting for my sister and I for when we returned home from school. Food has always been very prominent in my household, just like any other Italian household. We discuss dinner while eating lunch and tomorrow’s lunch while enjoying dinner!!
 
We lived  in a small town built on traditions and customs that I still value today. I have fond memories of walking to church on Sunday mornings and smelling the delicious aromas coming from people’s homes. Sauces, meatballs, fried peppers and a fresh pot of brewing espresso always bring me back home. How funny it was to walk to church and be able to tell what everyone would be having for lunch that day! 

After our move to the States, we were able to travel back and forth during the summers and this process really allowed us to maintain our Italian way of life. We frequently brought back authentic Italian ingredients, particularly the dried spices such as oregano and rosemary.  Things haven't changed all that much now and we still travel back whenever possible. It's such a blessing to still have our home there and be able to go back and forth. And yes, we still bring some spices! Nothing like roasted potatoes with Italian rosemary or a tomato salad with real oregano! 
 
Today, I teach cooking at several local Adult Education Centers in the Boston area as well as private classes in clients’ homes or my own. I also lead, plan and organize culinary tours to Italy. I am convinced more people should have experiences like mine. Authentic meals, the best espresso a Euro can buy, and the joy that can only come from traveling to Italy. What a thrill it is for me to bring people back to my native land. On our tours we participate in regional cooking classes, walking culinary tours, wine tastings and cultural excursions. No foodie or food enthusiast should miss the tours as it's the best way to learn about the Italian culture, lifestyle and cuisine.

I am a proud member of the National Italian American Foundation, Italian Sons and Daughters of America and the National Organization of Italian American Women.  

Mar 6, 2017

Julia Goldin will take up the job as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) as of January 1, 2015.

Julia Goldin is 45 years old and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. Prior to joining the LEGO Group she was Global CMO of Revlon, and has previously worked and lived in Europe, Asia and the USA holding several senior global and regional marketing leadership roles in the Coca-Cola Company.

Mar 6, 2017

Ellen is a grammar freak, a former freelance writer, and a founder and principal of Syntaxis, a communication skills training firm based in New York City. She has a B.A. in German from Harvard and an M.A. in comparative literature from UCLA. Ellen lives with her husband, Brandt Johnson, in a wildly polylingual apartment building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and can often be found walking or running around the city listening to language lessons.

I had studied German, Spanish, and French in school, but I wanted to go more global this time and add other language families. The initial plan of a year soon became two years, which eventually became three years, then four, then five, and which now stands at nearly eight years. The schedule has so far included 21 different languages involving a total of nine different alphabets and writing systems. No end in sight.

Through my blog here, I have chronicled linguistic adventures, some misadventures, and the mental and physical fallout of spending a lot of time outside one’s own alphabet and grammar. In 2013, I added a directory of learning-resource reviews for other people seeking to learn a new language or reinforce old skills. I continue to add to that.

Mostly now I wish to pay tribute to the joys of language learning, and to the extraordinary linguistic riches of my beloved adopted city and makeshift language-learning lab: New York.

I am often asked how I remember all these languages. I don’t! I forget tons. I study, forget, restudy, relearn, reforget, and so on. Doesn’t matter. I wouldn’t do this if it weren’t fun for me: I am a language hedonist! With each new language, my sense of the world, linguistic and otherwise, feels, well, larger. I treasure that.

I would love to see more Americans in particular, but also people around the world, enjoy the study of languages they did not grow up speaking.

A new language is a hand held out to one’s neighbor, an opener of doors, a new way to see, a mental tickle, a road to unmediated communication with strangers in other lands, access to the world’s news, a gesture of peace — really, language study can be anything you want to make of it.

Mar 4, 2017

I am AKA The City Doctor as an international expert in quality of life places and how they matter to us living our best lives. As part of my work around the world, I regularly discuss the importance of place, travel, and place experiences along the way (such as in the growing industry of “culinary tourism” where you travel specifically to eat). My first book, “Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong” was released late last year. The book is basically a dating and marriage guide to finding your right place match by comparing the journey to find the right partner to the journey to finding the right place. I would love to come on your show to talk as a guest. I am a 2 time TEDx talker and a former radio talk show host myself so I know how to be engaging and interesting to your audience even if I’m discussing the science of place and the role it plays in our lives.

I’m a globally-recognized, award-winning expert in the field of placemaking: quality of life places and why they matter to living our best lives. I have held leadership and advisory roles in some of the most ground-breaking and innovative placemaking projects. I am a two-time TEDx speaker on place and have been featured widely in the press, including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, NPR, LA Times, The Atlantic, and CBS News, to name a few. My newly-released book, “Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong” (ISBN 978-0-9966038-3-6) is available through my website: www.city-doctor.com and Amazon. You can find out more about me at www.city-doctor.com and Facebook.com/Dr.Katherine.Loflin. You can also google me to learn more.

Mar 4, 2017

Chris Specialises in FAST THERAPY a unique blend of therapy for Phobia Removal, Decreasing Fear and Anxiety and Boosting Self Esteem and Confidence. 

Over the past 10 years, Chris has built up a reputation as a highly motivational coach, helping clients to overcome their fears and to achieve their goals. Chris creates individual client focus sessions and works with clients from all walks of life from Company Directors to Parents and Teenagers.

Chris created Fast Therapy. He have took the best from a range of therapy disciplines including NLP, Hypnotherapy, Solution Focus, Positive Psychology and Life Coaching and made it relevant  to overcoming Phobias and Fears, Increasing Confidence and Reducing Anxiety.

The days of having hundreds of hours of therapy to overcome one issues are gone. Behavioral Neuroscience Studies and advancements in therapy disciplines have empowered Fast Therapy Therapist, to get quick long-lasting results.

Are you ready to overcome your issue? How does your current situation make you feel? What part of your life is really frustrating you? Are you determined to make a change?

If yes, then Fast Therapy is for you.

Feb 25, 2017

Experience Sonoma Valley, California, the destination marketing organization for Sonoma Valley, today announced its new Executive Director, Tim Zahner, who will take the reigns on August 20.

“We [the board] spent a lot of time searching for the right candidate to lead the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau,” said board President Hunt Bailie. “Sonoma Valley is a world-class place to visit with a great local community, and we needed to find someone who understands who we are at our core, while also having the skills to promote the incredible experiences, businesses, organizations and events we have here. Tim is the perfect fit.”

Zahner was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Sonoma County Tourism, after serving as the Interim CEO and as the Chief Marketing Officer of Sonoma County Tourism for more than 10 years. During the October 2017 wildfires he led SCT’s immediate response from the hospitality industry as well as the “open for business” messaging in the months following. Zahner has experience in communications and marketing, organizational development and strategy, having been part of Sonoma County Tourism’s growth from a $3 million to an $8.5 million marketing and sales organization.

Some of the programs he was integral in rolling out include off-season promotions, a robust content and video strategy, public relations programs and a community engagement program that worked with stakeholder groups to address tourism issues.

“I look forward to working with the entire Sonoma Valley community as we create a sustainable hospitality economy,” Zahner said. “Sonoma Valley is a community of farmers, artisans and families that attracts visitors from around the world. I am ready to join with the staff and board at Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau to continue their good work and look forward to working with the community to benefit Sonoma Valley.”

Jan 21, 2017

The three of us, Lindsey Moran, Denise Woolery, and Gail Kearns, are collectively known as the Gourmet Girls on Fire and we are the authors of The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook.

Lindsey Moran – Writer and Illustrator

Lindsey Moran has been working as a production designer in the film and television industry since graduating from California Institute of the Arts in 2003. She is also the writer and illustrator of The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook.

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Denise Woolery – Executive Chef

Denise Woolery is the owner of Acanthus Design and is the executive chef for The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook. Denise and Gail have compiled and tested all of the cookbook’s recipes, cooking them over campfires and on their camp stoves.

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Gail Kearns – Editor-in-Chief

Gail Kearns is a Book Sherpa who has helped people through the self-publishing process for nearly twenty years, and she is also the editor-in-chief of The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook.

Jan 21, 2017

New Theory Magazine is your dose of Millennial culture at its finest. New Theory Magazine provides you with exclusive access into the mind of the mature millennial covering inspirational business, health/fitness, fashion/beauty, celebrity news, music, hot topics & so much more! With nationwide distribution, New Theory Magazine is designed to offer you a view from the inside out. The evolution of millennial multimedia promises more than just a generational guide in entertainment leisure, but a lifestyle full of prosperity.

Nov 8, 2016

Kristy DeVaney, the person behind cavegrrl.com She is a Paleo and Primal Food, Wine, Travel and Living Travel. She loves to talk about the Paleo Food and Wine. 

Nov 8, 2016

Chandi Wyant is a world traveler, photographer, writer and historian. She’s lived in Qatar, India, Italy, Switzerland and England, and has been returning to Italy with unremitting passion since she first lived there at age 20. Chandi’s book about her 40-day pilgrimage walk in Italy will be published in 2017. When she’s not dreaming in Italian, she can be found teaching history, writing about travel for theHuffington Post and for her website, (paradiesofexiles.com) and sharing her photography on instagram,(@paradiseofexiles)

She returned a year later, to attend a language school in Florence. In the following decades she led cross-cultural exchange trips for teenagers, organizing her wedding in Florence and started a weddings in Italy business, then obtained a master’s degree in Florentine Renaissance history, and walked solo for a month on Italy’s pilgrimage route to Rome.

During the seven years that she organized weddings for Americans and other foreigners who wanted to tie the knot in the land of amore, she also organized trips in many of Italy’s regions for the guests of the brides and grooms. At this time, she began to combine her enthusiasm for trip plan-ning with her appreciation of slow travel.

Chandi Wyant believes that the best way to absorb what Italy offers is to travel slowly, and she advocates to those planning trips to Italy, to add a countryside stay, at a B&B or an agriturismo, to the itinerary.

“Staying in an ancient stone house in a tiny hamlet, or on a wine estate, in a wine region like the Chianti zone, will immediately give you a sense of slowing down, and you will be able to savor the culture through its wine, its food, and through the passion the locals have for the land.”

Chandi Wyant avidly researches food, wine and travel in Italy and writes about these topics for her website and for online magazines such the Huffington Post and Fathom.

You can learn more about Chandi’s trip planning services here. And you can get a free copy of her eBook Slow Traveling in the Chianti Zone, by signing up for her monthly newsletter on her website.

Listen my radio interview with Mike the wineguy.

Nov 6, 2016

Dusty Grove's Savannah roots run deep. Born and raised in Vernonburg, GA, Dusty grew up on the water, where crab boils and oyster roasts were a regular routine for his family. After graduating with a degree in biochemistry from UGA, Dusty found his passion for cooking while working for the James Beard award winning chef, Elizabeth Terry of Elizabeth on 37th in Savannah. He went on to work in restaurants throughout Florida and Georgia, eventually overseeing multiple private clubs as a corporate chef in the Atlanta area.

In 2008, Dusty moved his young family back to Savannah to direct various culinary operations for the Bohemian Hotel, The Mansion at Forsyth Park and the much-loved Vic's on the River. From 2011 to 2014, Dusty made a name for himself as Executive Chef at The Landings, one of the largest private clubs in the country. In 2014, Dusty joined the opening team of Pacci.

Dusty is a hands-on, self-taught chef who prides himself on creating dishes that are uncomplicated, clean, seasonal and delicious. He and his wife, Kathy, have three kids-Maddie, Ayla and Hudson. When he's not in the kitchen, he spends as much time as possible with them on the water, boating, sailing and fishing.

Visit me on http://www.paccisavannah.com/

Nov 6, 2016

I am AKA The City Doctor as an international expert in quality of life places and how they matter to us living our best lives. As part of my work around the world, I regularly discuss the importance of place, travel, and place experiences along the way (such as in the growing industry of “culinary tourism” where you travel specifically to eat). My first book, “Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong” was released late last year. The book is basically a dating and marriage guide to finding your right place match by comparing the journey to find the right partner to the journey to finding the right place. I would love to come on your show to talk as a guest. I am a 2 time TEDx talker and a former radio talk show host myself so I know how to be engaging and interesting to your audience even if I’m discussing the science of place and the role it plays in our lives.

I’m a globally-recognized, award-winning expert in the field of placemaking: quality of life places and why they matter to living our best lives. I have held leadership and advisory roles in some of the most ground-breaking and innovative placemaking projects. I am a two-time TEDx speaker on place and have been featured widely in the press, including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, NPR, LA Times, The Atlantic, and CBS News, to name a few. My newly-released book, “Place Match: The City Doctor’s Guide to Finding Where You Belong” (ISBN 978-0-9966038-3-6) is available through my website: www.city-doctor.com and Amazon. You can find out more about me at www.city-doctor.com and Facebook.com/Dr.Katherine.Loflin. You can also google me to learn more.

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