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:

Managing Your Money! Times Have Changed.

Managing Your Money! Times Have Changed.

How many people do you know who have modified their spending behaviors in the past year?

Just about everyone I know is working on their “Financial Fitness.”

My next guest on Blogtalkrado is Peter Sorrells. Peter is the Author of, “100 Ways to Save and Grow Your Money: Financial Fitness for Regular People.”

The show is Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. PDT

Peter Sorrells holds eight patents and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from  the University of Arizona.  He has held successful engineering, marketing and management positions in a half dozen high-technology companies.  An accomplished speaker and author, he teaches large and small groups on technical, business, financial, and biblical subjects.

Peter has experinced set backs from the real estate downturn and is reinventing himself using the ideas expressed in the book.  He has stayed in his home which now has an existing loan which is double what the home is worth.  He has let several properties go on short sales and is working diligently to stay above water as the economic tide rises.

Living the money saving techniques identified in this book has given Peter the confidence to go forward sharing joy and love in his life.

Peter has some very creative ideas to help people adapt to the changing economy and save money. There are several sections on real estate and why it is important to continue to invest in real estate. Talking with Peter on the show and reading his book might be an interesting way to start conversation with potential buyers and sellers.

To learn about how you can start saving and growing your money, tune into the show Thursday May 27, 2010 at 9:00am PST. You can listen online and join the chat room, or you can call in to (347) 994-1903. We would love to have a lively discussion on the state of the economy and how we can all save money.

Below is my recent review on this book at Amazon.

5.0 out  of 5 starsYou are going to like the way you feel!,

After reading this book I felt great about being able to save more money and knew the process would not hurt. Peter puts together in short chapters a formula that makes sense and will help any one learn to save money. I actually felt the love that Peter has for mankind and helping people come through every page. The book is a humble work to help survive in today’s changing economy.

Peter Sorrells tells the reader they may be out of their comfort zone to create the discipline required to change old habits and start saving money. He describes money as a tool and like a hammer it can be used to build things or destroy property. The book describes the fact we have a choice in our actions with money and our choices will determine our savings plan. I have used the envelope concept for budgeting many times in “managing the mess” life throws out. It is a simple idea which even the youngest children can implement to help them learn to save.

This book is much more than a money saving blueprint. It goes into all facets of life planning to be able to connect the dots to create Financial Fitness. Read the book and feel the difference as you implement easy ideas to balance your budget.

Carra Riley Author, Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots
Small business and Real Estate consultant.

You can visit Peter’s website at,

Connect with Peter on Facebook

Connect with Peter on Twitter

So set your reminder and don’t miss this informative show!  Thursday May 27th 9:00 a.m. PDT.

Listen to the show and you will get some great ideas to share with buyers and sellers that will make them laugh and learn how to save money!

We Could All Use a Little Humor with Our Motivation!

We Could All Use a Little Humor with Our Motivation!

Every now and then, we all have one of “those days.” It’s “those days” that make us all appreciate a little humor. Sometimes you just need a good laugh!

My next guest on Blogtalkradio is author Sally Franz. Sally is a former stand up comedian, humor writer, corporate trainer, and motivational speaker.

Please join us for this exciting and fun-filled show on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at 9:00am PST. You can call in and listen or ask questions to (347) 994-1903 or join us online and participate in the chat room.

Ms. Franz was born Sally Martha Blue in Philadelphia. Pa. in 1951 and raised in Ho-ho-kus, New Jersey. With that beginning is it any wonder Ms. Franz went into stand-up comedy and humor writing? Along with jesting and nesting (she has two daughters and two grandchildren) Ms. Franz received a degree in Gerontology and Human Resources. She worked for The City of New York, Pacific Dunlop, Save-the-Children, and UNICEF. After which she started her own corporate speaking and training company: Geronto Communications. Her clients have included: McCann Erickson Worldwide, The National Episcopal Church, Intel, SONY, Yahoo!, Texaco-Chevron. As a national speaker Ms. Franz has also appeared on The Today Show (3 times) with Al Roker and Willard Scott, LifeTime Cable, CNBC, The Maury Povitch Show as well as hosting several local TV series and a radio show.

Sally has written several books including:

  • “Monster Lies…A Woman’s Guide to Controlling Her Destiny”

Her two most recent books are the humor/inspiration/motivational: “Scrambled Leggs…A Snarky Tale of Hospital Hooey”, and “Scrambled Life?…3 Secrets to Getting Your Life back.”

This is my review on her book at Amzaon:

5.0 out of 5 stars Humor Heals!, March 20, 2010
By Carra Riley (Williams, Arizona, USA) – See all my reviews
This review is from: Scrambled Leggs: A Snarky Tale of Hospital Hooey (Paperback)

Scrambled Leggs is a delightful read with wonderful lessons. Sally Franz shows us the way to rise above the physical picture and look for good through humor. She describes misdiagnosis and many fiascoes she had to endure with her horrendous ski accident experience. She has us laughing through the hallways. This book creates great giggle power and makes you laugh out loud. Sally shares how the “real you” is never touched by anything on the material level. She was paralyzed at a ski resort on a Holiday week-end and now walks, proving that even the most difficult situation can be overcome with the right consciousness. Her gift to the reader is something to be cherished.

After reading this book you will feel like you have been friends with Sally for years! I can say with authority “read it” you will be glad you did.

You can get in touch with Sally and learn more by visiting her website, E-mail her at, or call her at (252) 343-9183. You can also follow her on twitter @Sallyfranz, friend her on facebook, or fan her on facebook.

Set your reminder for the show, and come have some fun with us on May 25th at 9:00am PST. Call in with questions or to listen (347) 994-1903, or listen online and join the chat room. Hope to see you there!

Thunderbirds… Did You Say Thunderbirds?!

Thunderbirds… Did You Say Thunderbirds?!

[print_this]Author Joan Marie Verba will be joining me on Blogtalkradio Tuesday May 4th at 9:00am PST to discuss the first installment in her Science Fiction series, “Countdown to Action! A Thunderbirds™ novel.” Verba’s Thunderbirds™ series is based on the original British television show that aired from 1965-1966. She will be sharing with us what the novels are about, how exactly they came about, and how people can participate in the book’s re-launch party on May 18th. You can join us on May 4th at 9:00am PST by listening online and participate in the chatroom, or you can call in to 347-994-1903.[/print_this]

A synopsis of the thrilling Science Fiction book: “After his wife dies in a tragic accident, astronaut Jeff Tracy is left with five young sons to raise. But he turns his grief into a dream: to create an organization which will rescue people that no one else can reach. He builds a business which creates the new technology that the organization will require and earns the billions he needs to finance it. At last, he is ready to put it all together. He enlists the services of a genius to design aircraft and supporting machinery far beyond the standards of his time. Together, they find a Pacific island to use as the base for their operations. Jeff asks his five sons, now grown, to give up promising careers to build the base, operate the machines, and serve in his organization. But he finds that in order to make his dream a reality, it will require sacrifice, courage, and determination…far beyond what he, or his sons, ever expected. Can they make International Rescue a reality, and what will it take to make the fantastic Thunderbird machines go?”

Verba is a long-time fan of the Thunderbirds™ television series, and sees its relevance for our own decade: “These stories of disaster and rescue really resonate with people.” She expects the book series to kindle interest in the Thunderbirds phenomenon among a whole new generation.

Thunderbirds TM & © 1964 and 2010 ITC Entertainment Group Limited. ‘Thunderbirds’ is a Gerry Anderson Production. Licensed by Granada Ventures Ltd. All rights reserved.

Joan Marie Verba earned a bachelor of physics degree from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology and attended the graduate school of astronomy at Indiana University, where she was an associate instructor of astronomy for one year. She has worked as a computer programmer, editor, publisher, and health/weight loss coach. An experienced writer, she is the author of the nonfiction books Voyager: Exploring the Outer Planets, Boldly Writing, and Weight Loss Success, as well as the novels Countdown to Action, Action Alert, and Deadly Danger, plus numerous short stories and articles. She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

The re-launch of, “Countdown to Action!” is going to be an exciting one. Joan has teamed up with some very interesting people who are offering exceptional gifts with the purchase of Joan’s book.

Getting in touch with Joan is easy! You can reach her on her website, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or stop by and check out her two blogs.

Don’t forget to set your reminder for the Blogtalkradio show, and join us on Tuesday May 4, 2010 at 9:00am.