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Ask Dr. Bunny. Can women make a difference in politics? Merle DiVita, guest

Merle DiVita

Merle DiVita joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how women can make a difference in politics, regardless of political affiliation.

As women, we have an opportunity to do what we do best – solve problems!

Margaret Thatcher, the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said “If you want something done, ask a woman”! In other words, a woman will get a job done, she won’t talk it to death!

Merle believes that every woman, regardless of political party, can contribute in some level – local, county, state, federal – to make a difference. She believes that every woman is concerned about the future for her children, aging parents, health care, and so much more.

Get out there and support the person who you believe in, the one who is doing what you believe is right. There are many ways to get involved, besides just writing a check (although money is important, too!). You can be part of a telephone bank, a mailing campaign, you can walk your neighborhood, put a sign in your yard – get involved!

Merle clarifies that all opinions expressed in this interview are her personal opinion only, and have no reflection at all on the stands, or opinions, of any business or corporation that she is involved with.

Check out these links Merle spoke of for more info on how you can get involved and make a difference:

Emily’s List:

The vision of Emily’s List:
BALANCE THE VOICE OF POWER.
Our vision is a government that reflects the people it serves, and decision makers who genuinely and enthusiastically fight for greater opportunity and better lives for the Americans they represent. We will work for larger leadership roles for pro-choice Democratic women in our legislative bodies and executive seats so that our families can benefit from the open-minded, productive contributions that women have consistently made in office.
“…Every day. Every election victory. We are helping to put women into office who have the power to put progressive change to work…” – Ellen R. Malcolm, Founder and Chair

https://www.emilyslist.org/

The Ellevate network:

Ellevate Network believes in the positive impact of women in business.
Our mission is to help women advance in the workplace, both for themselves and the greater good. We strive to change the culture of business from the inside out – by investing in women.
Ellevate Network is a global professional women’s network, made up of women who are committed to elevating each other through education, inspiration, and opportunity. Our mission is to close the gender gap in business by providing women with a community to lean on and learn from. Ellevate also works with companies in the corporate world that are committed to gender diversity, and has a proven track record of changing business culture from the inside out.

https://www.ellevatenetwork.com/

The League of Women Voters:

We envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate. We believe in the power of women to create a more perfect democracy.
The League is proud to be nonpartisan, neither supporting nor opposing candidates or political parties at any level of government, but always working on vital issues of concern to members and the public.
The League of Women Voters of the United States encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

https://www.lwv.org/

Wikipedia list of Women’s political advocacy groups in the United States:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Women%27s_political_advocacy_groups_in_the_United_States

Contact Merle DiVita at (805) 643-7600 or E-mail: merledivita@merledivita.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
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Ask Dr. Bunny. Sex? Nahed Stefany, guest

Nahed Stefany

Marriage, Family and Sex therapist, Nahed Stefany, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how important the sex conversation is during couples therapy, and so much more.

Nahed has not always been a therapist – she started out with an engineering degree!  Learn how (and why!) she went from being an engineer to becoming a therapist – and her fascinating journey from Syria, to Mexico, to the United States.

In her therapist practice, Nahed found that working with couples without talking about sex left a big hole in the therapy conversation. She explains how she helps couples be comfortable talking about sex, and that it gives her a lot of information about how her client’s attachment was to their family of origin, and so much more. Sex is a very sacred relationship we have with our partners and an important part of the conversation.

Tune in for a fascinating interview with an incredibly amazing woman!

About Nahed Stefany:

A resident of California for the past 11 years, I was born and raised in the Middle East. I obtained my masters degree with honors in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge.
I am an adjunct professor at California Lutheran University. My Specialty is Cultural Diversity. I also teach various courses in the Psychology Department. My passion is to teach young people about different culture and help them develop tolerance and understanding to each other’s beliefs and traditions. I hope to contribute to the end of human violence and suffering. I believe that if I educate 10 people every day and set a good example as a human being, it will teach people around me who I am and spread awareness through my local community and into the next generation.

I have worked with victims and perpetrators of sexual assault and domestic violence.  I have provided grief counseling for children, adolescence and adults and am also available to help adopted children and their adoptive parents with attachment issues. I specialize in intercultural marriages and am dedicated to help the Middle Eastern community with the conflict they face with acculturation issues and teen cultural conflicts between their parent’s culture and growing up in the United States.

Because I am an immigrant myself, I am passionate about working with immigrant families and their children.

I am fluent in English, Arabic and Spanish.
Nahed Sammani Stefany, LMFT
Masters of Science-  Marriage and Family Therapy.
License # MFC47679
360 Mobil Avenue, Suite 218E
Camarillo, CA 93010

Contact Nahed Stefany at (805) 407-5069 or e-mail: nahedss@sbcglobal.net
Also visit: http://www.mytherapistnahed.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: http://bunnyvreeland.org/ http://vreelandcollege.org/ http://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com

Ask Dr. Bunny. How are words impactful? Joseph Gilbert, guest

Joseph Gilbert

Joseph Gilbert joins Dr. Bunny to discuss words, language, and how words are impactful.

A word is two things at once: it’s a sound & it refers to a thing. How are vocalizing and verbalizing different?  Vocalizing predates verbalizing. Vocalizing communicates emotion.

Verbalizing also communicates emotion, but it brings to mind specific things. Have you ever thought about that?

Joseph looks at language as the active creator of the culture. We can use a computer as a metaphor: the hardware would be the language, the culture would be the operating system and the software would be what you can do within that culture.

Did you ever stop and think about the feeling that goes along with a word? Did you ever wonder how the meaning of a word affects you, or evokes emotion in you?

The roots of our language go back to pre-Greek and pre-Roman times.

Tune in and learn how culture is passed along from generation to generation, and so much more.

This is a fascinating interview that will have you thinking about the things you say every day!

Contact Joseph Gilbert by e-mail: iamda4us@gmail.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

Also visit: http://bunnyvreeland.org/  http://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com/   http://vreelandcollege.org/

If you’re interested in ordering the book “The Freak In The Grotto”, by Dr. D. Bluefish D.C., which Dr. Bunny and Joseph spoke about, you can find it here:

Order The Freak In The Grotto on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Freak-Grotto-True-Stories-help/dp/1542664934/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522526235&sr=8-1&keywords=the+freak+in+the+grotto

Ask Dr. Bunny. Computers and Viruses and Malware? Oh My! Kier Shapiro, guest.

Computer expert Kier Shapiro joins Dr. Bunny to discuss all things computers.  Kier explains malware, viruses, fishing and scams – and how they can be avoided.  You’ll also find out how Dr. Bunny met Kier, and hear how Kier saved the day!

Tune in and learn how Kier got started in computers, how he got certified in certain software, and became an independent computer expert in 2000.

Whether it’s a computer, tablet or cell phone, technology is essential to our daily life, and this is an interview you don’t want to miss!

About Kier Shapiro & Kier Associates:

Kier Associates (formerly Kier Shapiro Consulting) was founded by Kier Shapiro in 1996 while he was employed by New Horizons Computer Learning Center.  At the time Kier was the training supervisor and a technical trainer himself. Frequently during the course of presenting classes, he was asked if he could perform consulting services and customized training outside of the offerings of New Horizons. Recognizing this need, he formed the consulting service and left New Horizons a year later.

In 1997 he was contracted by XO Communications (formerly NEXTLINK Communications) to design, install, train, and support a nationwide 600-user Sales Force Automation system built around ACT! and was subsequently hired. He primarily focused on his responsibility to XO Communications while still working part-time in the consulting capacity at Kier Associates. Kier stayed with XO Communications through spring of 2000 at which time he completed orchestrating the replacement of his SFA system with the next generation of Customer Relations Management applications, Siebel Systems.

Since spring of 2000, Kier has been focusing specifically on consulting services in the areas of custom ACT! installation and development, computer networking, computer system upgrade and support, and software training. As with all people in the computer industry, Kier has been keeping current on the latest cutting edge technologies and certifications.

Contact Kier Shapiro at (805) 876-3445
Also visit: http://www.kierassociates.com/services.htm

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

Also visit: http://bunnyvreeland.org/ http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Islands Of Deception, Lying With The Enemy? Connie Hood, guest

Author Connie Hood joins Dr. Bunny to discuss her new book, Islands Of Deception – Lying With The Enemy.

Connie shares a fascinating story that will have you intrigued from the very first moment. You’ll learn how she got this incredible information to start with, which in itself is fascinating! The story came to Connie in pieces, and the process was amazing. This is an interview you don’t want to miss!

About Islands Of Deception – Lying With The Enemy:

Imagine learning that your father was a spy, someone who had carefully concealed his cultural heritage and his WWII exploits. A sheaf of papers arrived in the mail more than 50 years after these events had taken place. What happened was verified in U.S. Army records and the conflicting accounts that he and his sister had related over the years. In this case, a new story emerged after time had erased the original scenes.

About Constance Hood:
Constance Hood has earned professional credits as an artist and a writer in both theatre and classical music. These interests and a passion for story telling first emerged while a student at Occidental College where she earned her BA in Comparative Literature as well as a minor in music. Her day job was as a literacy expert, educating students from “Which way do you hold the book?” through Advanced Placement Writing skills. Mrs. Hood served in the Los Angeles City Schools as a teacher, Literacy Coach, and Grants Coordinator, picking up graduate degrees in education along the way. She also contributed to textbooks and instructional materials in the arts and in language acquisition. Creative thinking and the arts remained at the center of all work, whether it was teaching students how to envision a scene, or leading adult workshops in theatre and writing. For nearly a decade she wrote instructional materials for Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles, and performed for the Los Angeles Philharmonic youth programs as a workshop artist.

Purchase Islands Of Deception – Lying With The Enemy on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Islands-Deception-Lying-Constance-Hood/dp/0999394614/ref=la_B00INWVZGU_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1529000379&sr=1-1

Visit www.conniehood.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

Also visit: http://bunnyvreeland.org/ http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Heaven on Earth in Port Angeles, Washington?

Colette’s Bed and Breakfast

Christy, owner of Colette’s Bed and Breakfast in Port Angeles, Washington, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how she and her husband found, and purchased, one of the most beautiful places on Earth – and how you can experience the peace and beauty, too. The pressure of ‘modern day life’ just falls to the wayside when you come to Colette’s Bed and Breakfast, a 10 acre oceanfront estate.

Colette’s has been called ‘The Garden For All Seasons’ and voted ‘The Best Place To Kiss’, as well as one of the ‘Top 10 Romantic Inns’, and a ‘Utopian Oceanfront Hideaway’.

At Colette’s they really want you to feel cared for. If you’re looking for ‘Heaven on Earth’, as Dr. Bunny calls it, you need to visit Colette’s Bed and Breakfast – you will not be disappointed!

About Colette’s Bed and Breakfast:

We are delighted to share one of Washington State’s most distinctive destinations and best kept secrets, the Olympic Peninsula.

We enjoy sharing our love of nature, passion for entertaining and the art of relaxation with our guests, and continually draw inspiration from the natural beauty and the majestic coastal setting of Colette’s.

Our team has spent many years enjoying and experiencing the great outdoors. We’ve combined the best in hospitality with local love and knowledge of the Pacific Northwest. Consisting of avid hikers, backpackers, cyclists, nature enthusiasts … and self-proclaimed “foodies”, we’re eager to share all that the Olympic Peninsula and Victoria have to offer. Our inn manager, Anita, is ready to welcome you with her warm southern charm and assist with any details to make your stay with us at Colette’s a truly memorable one. Each morning begins with culinary delights prepared by Chef,Cody. Having grown up in Port Angeles he offers an innovative culinary style characterized by fresh, local ingredients. His experience and knowledge of the area allows him to procure the best and most healthful ingredients to highlight this bountiful region and the gifts of the season.

One visit to our breathtaking 10 acre oceanfront estate makes you understand why Colette’s has been a favorite getaway for so many couples. Over the years, the property has developed into a romantic retreat that reflects the natural beauty that is the Pacific Northwest.

For your convenience, our concierge services are available even before you arrive. Every special event is planned to the smallest detail and brought to life with the finest in personal service. We can custom tailor special occasions to your individual tastes.

We hope that what we have put together on our website gives you a taste of our romantic coastal retreat.
We appreciate the time you have taken to pay us a virtual visit. We hope it’s the first of many. We look forward to welcoming you personally.

Contact Colette’s Bed and Breakfast: (360) 457-9197   Toll free: (877) 457-9777 or E-mail colettes@colettes.com

Colette’s Bed and Breakfast is located at 339 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Also visit: http://colettes.com/

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

Also visit: http://bunnyvreeland.org/ http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Who can help me figure out Medicare? Ken Wood, guest.

Ken Wood

Insurance broker, Ken Wood, founder of Best Access Insurance in Ventura, CA, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the why’s, when’s and how-to’s of Medicare.  Anyone who has tried to decipher the many choices and options of Medicare will tell you that having help is a must!

So why go to a broker who specializes in Medicare insurance? Because a broker can tell you about many different options that are available, not just one or two. Ken is very knowledgeable about all the facets of Medicare and has tons of experience to help you make the choices that are right for YOU. And get this: Ken’s expertise will not cost you anything!

If you are drowning in a sea of Medicare paperwork (or about to!), give Ken a call and let him help you ease through the process. You’ll be very glad you did!

About Ken Wood
Best Access Insurance was founded by Ken Wood in 2007 and has been serving people in California, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Texas and other areas ever since. We enjoy serving people and helping them find the best insurance coverage for their present and future needs. We’re committed to being informed, honest, and ethical in all of our business dealings and will always approach your personal information with the utmost confidentiality.

Why Best Access Insurance?

•We can save you money & time while insurance shopping by helping you match your desired benefits with your desired price.
•We will help and advise you in completing your insurance plan application.
•After your application submission, We’ll monitor the underwriting process to help improve your odds at being approved.
•Best of all…our service is Free. There is no additional cost for our service (AKA… no broker fees). In other words, you’ll pay the same price using our services as you would if you applied directly with whichever company you applied for insurance coverage with… Guaranteed.

Contact Ken Wood at (866) 734-0040 or by e-mail: ken@bestaccessinsurance.com
Also visit: www.bestaccessinsurance.com

Best Access Insurance is located at:  3445 Telegraph Rd #102, Ventura, CA 93003

Best Access Insurance Satellite Office: 1010 North Central Ave. Glendale 91202 (scheduled meeting available)

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

Also visit: http://bunnyvreeland.org/ http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Living through hell in San Quentin, and then finding your purpose? Ruben Chavez, guest

Ruben Chavez and his lovely wife, Teresa

Ruben Chavez joins Dr. Bunny to discuss living through hell, living to tell the tale, and finding his purpose in life. Ruben became a heroin addict at age 15 and spent the next 37 years chasing the drug.

Ruben served over 25 years in institutions, became a bank robber – and basically did just about anything to get his fix. He has 3 siblings that are dead now due to substance abuse.

Ruben shares about his experience in prison, and how prison changes a person. He spent 6 years in solitary confinement and tells us how holding a baby one day in the visiting area created feelings that were especially upsetting, and how those feelings led to anger and rage.

Ruben’s wife, Teresa, also joins the interview to discuss her part of Ruben’s journey. Find out how a good girl from Huntington Beach – who never sought out “bad boys” – met & married the “bad boy turned good”. She was struck immediately by Ruben’s spirituality and gentle spirit. A fascinating story in itself!

Ruben has found the answer to living without drugs and alcohol, but it took him a lifetime of pain and prisons. He now helps other people on their path to sobriety.  He loves the saying “I’m grateful for the gift of a new life”, and it’s a life that Ruben has found through a 12-step program. “My responsibility is to stay clean and sober, and help another alcoholic/addict. That is my primary purpose”, he says.

Ruben tells us about the turning point in his life and how he asked God for an answer, and received it: In order to change your life you have to have a change of thought and attitude.

Ruben shares how he created Ruben’s Place sober living house, and how he & Teresa now have 4 sober living homes.

Tune in and listen to Ruben’s incredible journey through addiction, pain and recovery – and how he has turned his life into a purpose to help others. This is truly an uplifting and inspirational story that you do not want to miss!

Have a can or 2 of food to share? Find the Blessing Box that Ruben spoke of, on the corner of Barnett St. and Ventura Ave. in Ventura, (in front of Kepra house).

Contact Ruben Chavez at (805) 760-8900
Also visit: Ruben’s Place on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Rubens-PlaceVentura-Serenity-House-213404455348871/

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

Also visit: http://bunnyvreeland.org/ http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Writing Children’s Books? Russ Towne, guest.

Author Russ Towne joins Dr. Bunny to discuss writing children’s books. Russ actually started out co-writing songs with a friend, and he says that was “the spark that lit the creative fire”!   He’s gone on to write many wonderful children’s books, including the bestseller “A Duck Who Flew Upside Down”.

So how does Russ come up with his ideas for books? How do you write a children’s book? And what inspired the word Grumpadinkles??

Russ has been described by good friend, Dennis Madden, as “a modern-day Art Linkletter, with a touch of Mr. Greenjeans”.  Tune in and get to know this very special author and wonderfully interesting man!

About Russ Towne:

Russ Towne lives with his wife in Campbell, California USA. Married since 1979, they have three adult children and five grandchildren. His passions include family, friends, writing, and investing. Russ wrote his first book in 2013, at the age of fifty-six. He has since written and published dozens of books that can be found on Amazon.com and elsewhere.

Russ delights in seeing the expressions on the faces of young children and their loved ones as they experience his children’s picture, early reader, and chapter books. He enjoys reading stories to children and interacting with youngsters and hopes to inspire a love within them for the magic of reading and writing.

Russ savors experiencing nature, especially rivers and streams that run through giant redwood groves and beautiful beaches. He enjoys watching classic movies, reading, and his tiny fern garden and redwood grove.

Russ manages the investments for clients of the wealth management firm he founded in 2003.

 

Russ writes to delight young children and the young-at-heart. He hopes readers experience truth and kindness in his writing, to remind everyone of the greatness and goodness within themselves and others.

His literary work includes:

Books for Young Children:

Sir Alex Sleighs a Dragon

Flora Belle and Dreami Dragon

The Beach that Love Built

A Day in the Shade of a Tickletoe Tree

The Grumpadinkles

Zach and the Toad Who Rode a Bull

Misty Zebracorn

V. G. and Dexter Dufflebee

Ki-Gra’s REALLY, REALLY BIG Day!

The Duck Who Flew Upside Down

Clyde and Friends

Clyde and Hoozy Whatzadingle

Clyde and I Help a Hippo to Fly

Rusty Bear and Thomas, Too

Clyde and I

Non-Fiction:

Honest, Honey, That’s How It Happened

Stop Peeing in the Kitty Litter!

Slices of Life (An anthology of the selected non-fiction stories of several writers.)

Reflections from the Heart of a Grateful Man (A compilation of From the Heart of a Grateful Man & Reflections of a Grateful Man)

From the Heart of a Grateful Man

Reflections of a Grateful Man

Fiction:
It Was Her Eyes (A novella)

Touched (Short stories and flash fiction)

Palpable Imaginings (An anthology of stories by several writers in various genres)

Poetry:

Kaleidoscope

Heart Whispers (An anthology of the selected works of over 20 poets.)

Russ Towne’s Author’s Page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Russ-Towne/e/B00HHIY8TM

Contact Russ Towne by e-mail at: russtowne@yahoo.com

Also visit:  https://russtowne.com/ and https://clydeandfriends.com/

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or e-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com

Also visit: http://bunnyvreeland.org/ http://vreelandcollege.org/

Ask Dr. Bunny. How have car sales changed over the years? Miguel Munoz-Vignes, guest

Happy Mother’s Day!  The ultimate gift for Mom? We suggest Lexus of Oxnard!  Miguel Munoz-Vignes, Pre-Owned Sales Manager at DCH Lexus of Oxnard, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the car industry. Miguel shares his story of how he got started in the car business 25 years ago and how car sales have changed over the years.  A great interview!

About DCH Lexus of Oxnard:

If you’re searching for a new luxury vehicle or your current car needs professional maintenance and repairs, the team at our award-winning Lexus dealership in Oxnard, CA, is here to help. We take great pride in serving all of Ventura County and the rest of the Los Angeles area, and we hope you come find exactly what you need so that you can enjoy every second you spend on the road. From new Lexus models that will improve your commute to expert Lexus service, we have you completely covered.

More Reasons to Buy from DCH Lexus of Oxnard:

  • DCH Lexus of Oxnard was given the 2017 J.D. Power Dealer of Excellence award, plus we consistently earn the Elite of Lexus distinction for our commitment to customer service!
  • We have Master-Certified Lexus technicians and diagnostic specialists, giving you greater confidence when you leave your car with us.
  • You can receive a Lexus service loaner if your car is in the shop for an extended period of time.
  • Our Lexus parts department offers same-day delivery for customers in our area!
  • We have Lexus Technology and Delivery specialists onsite to answer any questions you may have.
  • Come by for service on Wednesdays and take advantage of complimentary manicures. Or, enjoy complimentary freshly baked cookies no matter what day it is!
  • We make trading in your car or selling your vehicle as simple as possible. Upgrade from your Honda or Toyota to a new Lexus at DCH Lexus of Oxnard.

Contact Miguel Munoz-Vignes at (805) 764-1866 or E-mail: mmunozvignes@dchusa.com
Also visit:  https://www.dchlexusofoxnard.com

Visit DCH Lexus of Oxnard at 1640 Auto Center Drive Oxnard CA 93036

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
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