Is There Any Diet That Really Works?

Diets Don’t Work!

Raw Chef Andi from the Folsom, California area shared her beliefs about diets on my BlogTalkRadio show!

Chef Andi Griffith has written “The Fruits and Green Diet” All the foods she promotes and recipes are for RAW foods.

There is a 10 step program in her book to to evolve into “raw” eating.

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First step.. give something up then take something away.

1.  Add fresh fruit as your breakfast!  Do this daily!

Take away.. ANY fast food.. not even salads.. they wash lettuce with bleach and add chemicals.

The Fruits and Greens Diet
Raw Chef Andi says “this is no ordinary diet.”

  • It’s a 10 step program to help you get from where you are to dietary health.”
  • Are you looking to improve your eating habits? Want to lose the extra weight?
  • Ready to take control of your food instead of food controlling you?

Then you’re ready for the Fruits and Greens Diet. Raw Chef Andi has written a program designed to help those who have been struggling with their weight and are concerned about their health.

This is a way of eating anyone can follow! By focusing more on fresh fruits and vegetables and avoiding the health destroying processed foods you are able to help your body get to and maintain your optimal weight. This is the way Nature intended you to eat. It wasn’t invented in a laboratory. It’s not filled with chemicals and preservatives. It’s not weird or unrecognizable. It’s real food.

Today is the e-book launch and there are many special bonus gifts like incredible recipes: Zucchini Spaghetti with RAWGU sauce, German Chocolate Pie and more!

The book is available from Amazon value priced at $12.95.

Read more about Raw Chef Andi at

Connecting The Dots In Step Families

Connecting The Dots In Step Families

Are You  A Step Monster?

Yes, I am!  Or I should say: I have been a Step-Mother for 35 years in August.

Many times the Step-Mother in a family is considered to be a MONSTER just like the character in Cinderella. I don’t think I was a monster and only the kids can tell now! We had a lot of fun but that was because I came from a divorced family and knew what I didn’t want to experience again.

Family relationships are a factor in all major decisions. The differences can become daunting if there are issues going on within the family unit.

Eleanor Spackman Alden from Denver, Colorado has written a life changing book for step family members to help adjust to new family dynamics in her  book, “StepWisdom.”

Meet Eleanor Spackman Alden, LIVE in Williams, Arizona on Tuesday, August 3rd at noon PDT. Come be part of the audience or join us on and ask step family questions.

Eleanor Spackman Alden, LCSW, BCD is a psychotherapist in private practice and has worked with StepFamilies for over 40 years. She taught graduate school at Naropa University for over a decade, and prior to that taught physicians in a Family Medicine Residency program. She became increasingly concerned at the negative perspective of so many people that stepfamilies were second best or worse, and a sign of a declining culture. This viewpoint did not fit her knowledge of cultures in history, nor her experience as a therapist, teacher, or friend to so many who came from stepfamilies. StepWisdom grew out of the frustration with the present day “myth” about stepfamilies, and from growing up as a stepchild herself.

Contact Eleanor:

My Amazon and Barnes and Noble review on the book:

Perfect “Steps” To Creative Relationships After Divorce

“I am a ‘step’ individual in every category, step daughter, step mother, step grandmother, step sister, step aunt etal. I was excited to read “StepWisdom” to see what I could learn to improve those relationships.

My expectations were exceeded and I can’t wait to share this book with others. Eleanor Spackman Alden has provided an easy to understand handbook for all types of relationships. She takes case studies of dysfunctional marriages and destructive divorces to illustrate certain rapport issues. Eleanor uses examples from the Bible, Greek mythology and Dr. Jung, a Swiss Psychiatrist to graphically depict specific behavior tenancies. She uses humor to lighten the load of uncomfortable situations and demonstrates how to correct the situation.

This book is a must read for any person wanting to nurture and progress to create loving and supportive family relationships in all circumstances. Reading this book can help avoid unpleasant interaction mistakes”

Please join us LIVE in Williams, Arizona on Tuesday, August 3rd at noon PDT on

If you have any quesitons for Eleanor you can leave them in the comments below or join us in the chat room on the show.

What is Digital Etiquette?

What is Digital Etiquette?

Are you unsure of when it’s ok to answer your phone?

Do you question when it’s appropriate to text in front of others?

On Tuesday June 15th, 2010 at 9:00am, author and digital etiquette expert Michelle Cimino will be joining me on Blogtalkradio to talk about her book, “Cell Phone Etiquette, observations from a Mom.” The book is a humorous look at Michelle’s oldest daughters relationship with her cell phone. She tells funny stories, gives Do’s and Don’ts and includes an acronym list (so us parents can find out what these kids are talking about!). Join us by listening online, and participate in the chat room, or call in to (347) 994-1903.

Tune in and listen on the e-launch day for Michelle’s book and learn about special bonus features available when buying her book that day.

Michelle Cimino is a Digital Etiquette Expert and Author of two book: “Cell Phone Etiquette” and “NETiquette, on-line etiquette”. Michelle is not an international motivational speaker. No, she is not sitting on the board of some fantastic non-profit organization. And she has never flown to a third-world country to help the less fortunate…yet! She is just a regular person: a working mom and wife who noticed a lack of “manners” when it came to cell phones. Her cell phone etiquette book is receiving rave reviews from Business people to Self-Help guru’s and everything in-between. If you have a cell phone…you need her book!

It’s easy to relate to this breezy, entertaining look at the etiquette missing from today’s cell phone users—especially among teenagers! The hilarious, un-believable, annoying & silly stories will make you laugh out loud. Along with the much needed DO’s and DON’Ts of cell phone use and etiquette.

This book also gives advice….don’t let anyone take naked pictures of you! Duh! The simple format will seem as though a friend is telling you a story. It would make a great gift book for a new cell phone recipient or secretly placed on that co-workers desk. It also includes a Texting Quick Reference Acronym list, and how to make funny pictures with cell phone symbols. It is a small book, but it speaks volumes.

And remember, June 15th is the e-launch day for Michelle’s book and when you purchase a copy on that day, you will receive a ton of bonus gifts. So please check out everything you will get when you participate in the e-launch. Visit for more information.

How can you get in touch with Michelle? You can friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, visit her website at or email her at

Don’t forget about this fun show! Set your reminder, and join us for some great humor and learn a little bit about digital etiquette!

Success and Sereni-Tea While Sipping Tea?

Success and Sereni-Tea While Sipping Tea?

Can you find success while sipping tea?

What should you know about tea?

How can you benefit from drinking tea?

Can tea help in the search for identity?

If any of those questions peaked your interest, please tune into my Blogtalkradio show on Tuesday June 8, 2010 at 9:00am PST. My guest is author and certified tea specialist Dharlene Marie Fahl. Dharlene is the author of, “Sereni-Tea, Sipping Self Success.”

Dharlene says, “As a certified tea specialist, I write for the novice tea drinker and as an ordained minister, I write for the neophyte spiritual seeker. My goal is to bring the two together; to introduce tea drinkers to a spiritual practice that includes their beloved beverate, to acquaint the spiritual seeker with the ancient rituals and traditions of taking tea.” You can join us online and participate in the chat room, or call in to (347) 994-1903 to listen or ask questions.

Dharlene Marie Fahl is an entrepreneur and approaches everything she does with a universal, collaborative and cooperative spirit and is a CEO Space graduate and lifetime member. She has been a retail gift shop owner, a healing centre owner and operator, as well as a restaurant general manager and a director of training for a restaurant company responsible for seven restaurants. Her education and training is in Hospitality Management.

Ms. Fahl is a certified tea specialist – certified by The Specialty Tea Institute of America, which she is a supporting and active member. She has walked the tea fields in China and sipped tea in some of the finest tea shops in Beijing and Shanghai, as well as tea shops across America and Canada. Dharlene Marie has also visited The Charleston Tea Plantation in South Carolina, the first American tea plantation. She was in the inaugurating class (2008) of the American Tea Masters of America program in San Diego.

She has been a member of Mark Victor Hansen’s Inner Circle and trained and travelled with Mark for two years. Dharlene Marie is currently the CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) of Lean Teen Self-Esteem, a FREE self-empowerment program for overweight teens and tweens. She is also creating the SELF SUCCESS Foundation to bring together people of like minds and similar missions.

“How sweet it is to toast a book for the spiritual seeker who is finding enlightenment through tea. Tea releases and expands your life force energy. My friend, Dharlene Marie shows you in Sereni-Tea, just how easy it is. Cheers to your health, wealth and well-being.” -MARK VICTOR HANSEN
Co-creator, # 1 New York Times best selling series – Chicken Soup for the Soul
Co-creator, Cracking the Millionaire Code and The One Minute Millionaire.

You can get in touch with Dharlene by friending her on Facebook, following her on Twitter, or connecting with her on LinkedIn. Visit Dharlene’s website at or email her at

Set your reminder for this enlightening show on June 8th at 9:00am PST. Join us online, or call (347) 994-1903. Hope you can make it!

Ever wanted to write and publish your own book?

Ever wanted to write and publish your own book?

Have you ever thought about writing a book?

Do you need some advice on how to get started?

My next guest on blogtalkradio is Kathleen Mailer. Kathleen is the author of “How To Write Your Own Book: From Conception To Book Store in 90 Days!” She will be sharing all the “How To’s” of the business with us live on the show! Mailer has helped thousands bring the daunting goal of writing and publishing a book into an easy, effortless, dream come true!

Tune in and listen on her e-launch day and learn about special bonus features available when buying her book today.

The show will air live on Thursday May 27, 2010 at 10:00am PST. You can join us by listening online and get involved in the chat room, or you can call (347) 994-1903.

Kathleen D. Mailer is in tremendous demand as one of the most dynamic, passionate, and influential speakers in the world today.

Her engaging style of speaking has brought her to many platforms and stages all around the world.  She delivers powerful, life-changing experiences for her audience members.

Kathleen has helped thousands of uncommon Authors, Coaches, Trainers and Leaders in Business to package their vast amount of knowledge into information vehicles that effectively transform their clients’ lives.

As ‘Canada’s Leading Authority on Self-Publishing’, Kathleen helps you write, publish AND market your book in record breaking time. Mailer has helped tens of thousands bring the daunting goal of writing and publishing a book into an easy, effortless, dream come true!

Raymond Aaron, Co-Author Chicken Soup for the Parent’s Soul, #1 Best Selling Book in Canada for 10 weeks in a row after publication praises Kathleen’s book!

“Kathleen has developed unique ways to support aspiring authors to become real published authors.  She has done it for me and for many of my clients too.  I recommend her because what she offers really works.  Find out for yourself in this thrilling book.”

Connect with Kathleen on LinkedIn, fan her on facebook, follow her on twitter, visit her website, check out her blog, or email her at

Kathleen offers free webinar so be sure to check her website for current information.

Be sure to set your reminder for the show, and tune in on May 27th at 10:00am PST to learn how you can reach your goals and follow your dreams!

Remember, Thursday is the e-launch day for Kathleen’s book and when you purchase on Thursday, May 27th you will receive many bonus gifts so please check out everything you will get when participating in the e-launch.

Click on BONUS under the book cover. You can see the book trailer. Sales page: