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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
Also visit:  http://bunnyvreeland.org/  http://vreelandcollege.org/  http://drbunny.wordpress.com

Ask Dr. Bunny. What is the Alexander Technique? Sydney Laurel Harris, guest.

Sydney Laurel Harris, B.A, M.AmSAT, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the Alexander Technique.  Simply put, the Alexander Technique is a method of unlearning habitual movement and postural patterns that interfere with your functioning of daily activities, and specialized activities.  However, there is so much more to the Alexander Technique, so tune in and learn exactly what it is, and how it can help you in your everyday life!

About Sydney Laurel Harris:

Sydney Laurel Harris, B.A, M.AmSAT, was educated as an actor and creative drama teacher at the University of Minnesota. She was certified to teach the Alexander Technique by the American Center for the Alexander Technique (ACAT West) in San Francisco, the first training program of Frank Ottiwell and Giora Pinkas, in 1977. Sydney then assisted on the ACAT West course until 1984.

Prior to, during and post-certification, she was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to study with first-generation Alexander teachers Marjorie Barstow, Patrick MacDonald and the Carringtons. Most recently, Sydney was certified to teach Jessica Wolf’s Art of Breathing, a body of work that integrates the Alexander Technique and Breathing. As a life-long learner, she also was Certified (Level III) by infant specialist Magda Gerber of Resources for Infant Educators, studied Carol McCall’s Empowerment of Listening, and has participated in Non-violent Communication practice groups.

Sydney is a founding Board member and faculty member of the Alexander Training Institute in Los Angeles (ATI-LA) and a member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and former chair of AmSAT’s Training Approval Committee (TAC).

In addition to her private practice, Sydney has taught the Technique at pain clinics in San Francisco and Oxnard, CA, and numerous academic and arts institutions, including the music department of U. of California at Santa Barbara, and The Music Academy of the West, and the Wellness program at the Ventura Public Health Department.

Sydney is married with two sons and lives in Ventura, CA.

Contact Sydney Laurel Harris at (805) 644-7845 or sharris@alexanderusa.com
Also visit:  https://alexanderusa.com/ and http://atinstitutela.com/

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

Ask Dr. Bunny. Living The Dream? Dr. Don Bolt, guest

Dr. Don Bolt joins Dr. Bunny Vreeland to discuss his new book “Living The Dream – How Chiropractic and a Wellness Lifestyle Are One and the Same”.  In Dr. Bolt’s 28 years as a Chiropractor, he has learned a lot and has a wealth of information to share.  Tune in and hear how Dr. Bolt came to write this wonderful book, and how Chiropractic can help you with a number of different conditions.

About Dr. Don Bolt and Bolt Chiropractic Family Wellness:

Located in the heart of Ventura County, Oxnard, Camarillo & Port Hueneme, the health professionals at Bolt Chiropractic Family Wellness are dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives — combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Dr. Donald Bolt is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care.  Dr. Bolt  has been a licensed chiropractor in the Oxnard, Camarillo, Ventura County area for over eighteen years bringing health and renewed wellness to it’s residents through chiropractic.  As more people turn to chiropractic as a way of life, look to a chiropractor you can trust.

Patients seeking treatment at Bolt Chiropractic Family Wellness with Dr. Donald Bolt are assured of receiving only the finest quality care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology. Dr. Donald Bolt and the staff have a genuine concern for your well-being!

If you are new to our website, please feel free to discover and learn about chiropractic wellness. If you are interested in starting your journey towards wellness please subscribe to our award winning newsletter. If you are already a newsletter subscriber, please explore the member wellness section of our website for wellness articles, resources, and health facts—specifically targeted by Dr. Donald Bolt to your wellness needs and interests.

~~It’s Your Life… Live it in Health!

Contact Dr. Don Bolt at (805) 985-6867

Visit Bolt Chiropractic Family Wellness at 433 W. Channel Islands Blvd., Oxnard, CA 93041 93035

Also visit: http://boltchiro.com/

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

Ask Dr. Bunny. The Freak In The Grotto? Dr. Dee Wiseman, guest

Chiropractor and Author, Dr. Dee Wiseman, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss her new book, The Freak In The Grotto, as well as being a Chiropractor, for humans and animals, for the last 21 years.

Dr. Dee shares some fascinating stories with us and tells us how she came to write The Freak In The Grotto – and where that name came from!

A wonderfully inspiring interview with an amazing woman!

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

About The Freak In The Grotto:

Welcome to my world, where things aren’t always what they seem. As a chiropractor, everyday, I witness unusual and bizarre stories of personal grief and growth. Emotional pain can cause more problems than a car accident. Everyone is different and we all react to life hurdles differently. A brother dying, a spouse leaving the home, or a childhood drama that plays over and over again in your head, all these anxieties can cause true physical pain, even though, the real cause of the pain is emotional turmoil.

Do you know which herbs would be helpful when you’re depressed? Do you consider getting a massage when you’re back hurts? Do you see how a broken heart can kill you?

These stories and more, will help guide you to consider the common sense remedies that our mothers may not have told us, or have even known about. The treatments are simple, but the effects are profound. Helpful advice is sprinkled throughout the engaging true tales of personal struggles, that so many of us love to read. The science and physiology contained in these stories, provides insight into understanding the workings of our bodies, and avenues for support and repair.

I include the common and the most bizarre true life scenarios, along with the self-help wisdom and advice used successfully to recover health and vitality. The people, in this book, are real. These stories are true, their names and particulars have been changed, but not the essence of the tale.

Please tread water through the story of my becoming who I am, and read on to the thought provoking stories that have passed before my eyes. My goal in relating these uniquely entertaining tales is to offer paths to recovery for people suffering in similar ways, or just food for thought. Concealing education in entertainment, I intend to present science, with a spoon full of sugar. Thank You.

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

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

Ask Dr. Bunny. What is it like to own a restaurant? Robert Jacobi, guest.

Restaurateur Roberto Jacobi joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the restaurant and catering business.  Robert owns a thriving catering business (Main Course in Ventura, CA), as well as a new Poke restaurant (Miso Hungry in Santa Barbara, CA) – so he knows the restaurant business well!

Want to know Robert’s advice if you’re thinking of getting into the restaurant business?  Tune in and learn some fun and informative info!

About Robert Jacobi:

Robert grew up in an Austrian Ski Resort near Salzburg. Throughout his teenage years he worked in hospitality. He later refined his skills by attending Swiss Hotel School (Vieux Bois) while working at the Hotel-du-Rhone in Geneva. Robert’s list of talents and experiences reads like a fun round-the-world movie script:

He worked as skipper on sail boats as a teenager during summer months and later on imported Warsteiner beer into Athens, Greece.

He Graduated Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and proceeded to work for International hotels and catering companies.

Robert is a trained classical guitarist. He has played with some world-famous musicians back in the “Hollywood days”.

After a lifetime of experience managing hospitality Robert found his home on the Gold Coast and started Main Course California.

About Main Course CA:

At Main Course CA, the success of your event is our most important priority. Our goal is to combine creativity, passion and professionalism in everything we do.

We offer a wide range of menu selections and food quality that will surpass the distinct taste of our client.

Main Course Ca is well known for our first class service and professionalism. We handle all of the details, assuring that our clients feel as if they are guests at their own successful event.

Serving great food, great people and a greater purpose.

Main Course California Catering contact info:

1363 Donlon Street, St. 11

Ventura, CA 93003

Phone 805-658-8900
Miso Hungry restaurant and catering contact info:
134 Canon Perdido
Santa Barbara, CA
805-324-4430

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

Ask Dr. Bunny. Community involvement? Jeff Hata, guest.

Jeff Hata joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the importance of community involvement and how he got started in Rotary International.  Do you know about the great work that Rotary International does? Tune in and prepare to be inspired!

Have you heard of the four way test?  The Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do is a test used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships. The test can be applied to almost any aspect of life. The test was scripted by Herbert J. Taylor an American from Chicago as he set out to save the Club Aluminum Products Distribution Company from bankruptcy. It was later adopted by Rotary International, the global federation of Rotary service clubs:

– Is it the truth?

– Is it fair to all concerned?

– Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

– Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

About Rotary International:

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

What Rotary does:

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

Contact Jeff Hata by E-mail: jeff@rotaryventuraeast.org or call (805) 591-4282

Also visit: https://www.rotary.org/

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

 

Ask Dr. Bunny. Human Resources? Rosandra Esquivel, guest.

Rosandra Esquivel, President of HR Firm, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss Human Resources and how HR Firm can help your business. Rosandra shares a very interesting story about how she had originally studied to be a Biochemical Engineer, earned 4 degrees, and found that her true calling was in Human Resources!

Rosandra’s positive attitude really shines through in this interview. Tune in and hear how she takes on challenges and turns those challenges in a win/win for all involved.

About HR Firm:

We are a full-service Human Resource company that provides small to mid-size businesses the opportunity to be compliant with State and Federal laws without having the cost associated with maintaining a full-time professional on staff.  Our team of seasoned HR professionals stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving Employment law world by attending national conferences, expanding their professional certifications and being involved in our community which translates to extensive hands-on experience.

Our mission is to support your company’s efforts to increase its productivity, contain costs, ensure compliance with government regulations and develop a strategy to reduce the risk and liability associated with managing your workforce.  Our services enable you to immediately address your needs and issues related to Human Resources through outsourcing.

We are not a temp agency, payroll provider or third party administrator. We are Human Resource experts who provide very real and effective advice, knowledge and tools to allow you to maximize your workforce to reach your goals.
We stand ready to be of service.

Our approach focuses on the key principles of Human Resources, which means we have solutions to just about any human resources related situation your company may encounter. Let us present a customized proposal of services geared to solve current challenges and head off future pitfalls. With over 15 years of experience, chances are we have – been there, done that, as well.

We help you …
• Ensure Compliance
• Develop Leadership
• Contain Labor Cost
• Retain Key Employees
• Strategically Plan Your Business Future

Contact Rosandra Esquivel at 805-816-8896 or E-mail Rosandra@thehrfirm.com

Also visit: http://thehrfirm.com/

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

Ask Dr. Bunny. What is Alphabiotics? Shawn Baune, D.A., guest

Shawn Baune, D.A., Certified Alphabioticist and owner of Back In Balance Alphabiotics, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss Alphabiotics. Shawn shares his story about how he discovered Alphabiotics, a stress relief and stress recovery system therapy, and his inspiration for becoming an Alphabioticist.

Alphabiotics restores communication that’s been broken down between the brain and body, allowing the body to come back into its natural balance. So how does that work? Tune in and learn more about this amazing therapy!

About Shawn Baune
I was first introduced to Alphabiotics when I ruptured a disc in my lower back and had severe sciatic pain. Thankfully through the Alphabiotic Alignment Process from Dr. Wright and Chiropractic Adjustments from my Dad I was able to manage the pain, but unfortunately the rupture was too severe and I had to have the disc material surgically removed. The great thing is that after my surgery I continued with my Alphabiotic Alignments and I had a great recovery.

I was enjoying my life once again, in fact I was enjoying it so much that almost a year after my surgery I was on my dirt bike at a local track, went off a jump and had a really bad accident that involved me shattering my tailbone and compression fracturing four of my vertebrae. Dr. Wright and Alphabiotics came to my rescue once again because I got my first alignment within five hours of the injury and I felt instant relief. I again continued my alignments and healed up wonderfully. I even gained some vertical height back in the vertebrae that I had lost through the injury, which is usually unheard of.

It’s been five years now since my last injury and I still get my regular alignments and they keep me feeling better than ever. Thank you Dr. Wright for all that you have done for me and the life you have given back to me. I look forward to continuing my alignments and I can’t imagine my life without them.

Contact Shawn Baune at (424) 262-0703
Also visit http://www.backinbalancealphabiotics.com/

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

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