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Ask Dr. Bunny. Getting ready for college? Marni Brook, guest

marni-brook_048_webMarni Brook joins Dr. Bunny to discuss what’s involved in getting your teenager ready for college.  Marni shares her story about the process she’s gone through, and what she’s learned along the way, while preparing her teenage daughter for college.

Marni tells us about valuable information she learned regarding financial aid, special programs for out of state colleges, consultants that can help, and so much more.  This is a must-hear interview for anyone with soon-to-be college age kids.  Lots of great info for a very busy (and potentially stressful!) time in life – and great inspiration, too!

If you’re in California, you might want to visit https://secure.californiacolleges.edu/.  CaliforniaColleges.edu is the “Official Source For College And Career Planning In California”.

Here are some interesting statistics from the National Center of Education Statistics:

Question:
How has the college enrollment rate immediately following high school graduation varied over time?

Response:
Of the 2.9 million high school completers in 2014, some 2.0 million, or 68 percent, enrolled in college by the following October. This rate, known as the immediate college enrollment rate, is defined as the annual percentage of high school completers (including GED recipients) ages 16 to 24 who enroll in 2- or 4-year colleges in the fall immediately following high school. The immediate college enrollment rate increased 8 percentage points from 1990 (60 percent) to 2014 (68 percent) and 5 percentage points between 2000 (63 percent) and 2014. The 2014 rate was not significantly different from the corresponding rate in 2013.

The immediate college enrollment rate at 4-year colleges (44 percent) was higher than the rate at 2-year colleges (25 percent) in 2014, and has been each year since 1990. The immediate college enrollment rate of high school completers at 2-year colleges increased from 1990 (20 percent) to 2014 (25 percent); however, the rate in 2014 was not measurably different from the rate in 2000 and 2013. At 4-year colleges, the immediate college enrollment rate in 2014 (44 percent) was not measurably different from the rate in 1990, 2000, and 2013.

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Marni Brook is a Vice President and Commercial Sales Manager at Montecito Bank and Trust in Santa Barbara, California.

Contact Marni Brook by E-mail: mbrook@montecito.bank

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. 2 Great Auto Repair Businesses AND a Great Attitude? J.R. Luna, guest

jr_lunaJ.R. Luna joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how the positive foundation he has with his family helps him have two successful businesses – and a great attitude!  J.R. also shares how he got into the auto repair business, and how he worked his way up to becoming a business owner thru hard work & education.  This is a wonderful interview with a very inspiring man!

About Concours Motors:

PROVIDING AUTO REPAIR SERVICES IN VENTURA FOR MORE THAN 33 YEARS
Ever since 1982, Concours Motors Auto Repair has been providing our friends and neighbors in Ventura with dependable, trustworthy Auto Repair services. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up to a major overhaul, our trained service technicians are skilled at quickly diagnosing and pinpointing solutions to problems, which can save valuable time and money.

A COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
At Concours Motors Auto Repair, our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction. Every day, with every customer, we focus on providing high-quality Auto Repair services coupled with top-notch customer service. With countless 5-star reviews and customer testimonials, we are proud of our reputation as one of the Ventura area’s most trustworthy auto specialty shops.

A TRUE ALTERNATIVE TO THE DEALER
Looking for an affordable alternative to the high Auto Repair service pricing at the local dealership? Concours Motors Auto Repair can help. Owned and supported by a team of ASE certified mechanics who receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services, we’re proud to be able to offer you dealership quality knowledge and experience without dealership pricing!

CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY AND REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE GET YOU BACK ON THE ROAD FASTER!
Our team of technicians strives to stay up to date on the latest automotive technology, and has professional, hands-on experience working with both foreign and domestic vehicles. We strive to use the most current diagnostic equipment available including original factory equipment, which means that we can often more quickly uncover the problem and begin working on the solution. Combining cutting-edge technology with real-world experience, it is our mission to be able to get your car back on the road in less time than it takes other shops to simply figure out what’s wrong!

About Asian Auto Tech:

PROVIDING AUTO REPAIR SERVICES IN VENTURA FOR MORE THAN 33 YEARS
Ever since 1982, Asian AutoTech of Ventura has been providing our friends and neighbors in Ventura with dependable and trustworthy Auto Repair services. Whether your vehicle needs a minor tune-up to a major overhaul, our trained service technicians are skilled at quickly diagnosing and pinpointing solutions to problems, which can save valuable time and money.

A COMMITMENT TO COMPLETE CUSTOMER SATISFACTION
At Asian AutoTech of Ventura, our number one goal is complete customer satisfaction. Every day, with every customer, we focus on providing high-quality Auto Repair services coupled with top-notch customer service. With countless 5-star reviews and customer testimonials, we are proud of our reputation as one of the Ventura area’s most trustworthy auto specialty shops.

A TRUE ALTERNATIVE TO THE DEALER
Looking for an affordable alternative to the high Auto Repair service pricing at the local dealership? Asian AutoTech of Ventura can help. Owned and supported by a team of ASE certified mechanics who receive ongoing training in automotive technology and auto repair services, we’re proud to be able to offer you dealership quality knowledge and experience without dealership pricing!

Contact J.R. Luna at jr@concoursmotorsventura.com

Concours Motors, 2237 E Thompson Blvd., Ventura, CA   

(805) 641-3701

Asian Auto Tech, 1200 Callens Rd., Ventura, CA

(805) 639-8568
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 did you raise your gay son? Lulu Bravo, guest.

download-1Lulu Bravo, Legal Overflow & Translation Expert at DaviLu Enterprises, joins Dr. Bunny to explain how she knew her son was gay when she was pregnant.  Join Dr. Bunny as she learns about this very interesting topic, and so much more!

Lulu Bravo tells the story of how, when she was pregnant, her ‘witchy – poo thing’ instincts let her know, that she  was going to have a son and he would be gay. Lulu always loved her son but was scared and concerned and she feared society’s response.  In this interview, she talks about some of the ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ of raising Leo, which includes the time when he was 13 and considering suicide, when he ’came out’ and her humorous response; “As long as you don’t wear my high-heels, I am good with it.”

She is proud of the many successes that Leo has  accomplished, for others as well as himself. When he was a teen, Leo organized the first ‘Gay Rights’ group in his high school with the help with the  Rainbow Alliance.

Lulu raised her son to be a ‘decent and good’ human being and she is proud of the person he has always been and is, today.  Prepare to be inspired by a mother’s love!

If you, or someone you know, needs resources for the LGBT community in Ventura County, check the Diversity Collective website at : http://www.diversitycollectivevc.org/

The Diversity Collective is the proud parent organization of Ventura County Pride, AIDS Walk Ventura, and Diversity Gala. It is their mission to advocate for diversity, education, mental and physical health via community outreach to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population, as well as the general public.

Contact Lulu Bravo at (805) 795-9611 or E-mail: mssxtsy@aol.com

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

Also visit:  www.BunnyVreeland.org  www.VreelandCollege.org

Ask Dr. Bunny. How did you get your Ph.D.? Darrell Gooden, guest.

darrell_goodenDarrell Gooden, Certified Adizes Associate with the Adizes Institute, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how he got his Ph.D., and so much more! Darrell also discusses the Adizes Institute, and how it truly changed his life.  The Adizes Institute can also help small, medium and large businesses.  A truly inspirational interview!

About Adizes Institute:
Adizes enables ordinary people to transform the management of their organizations and produce extraordinary, sustainable results. Our work with all clients is guided by a strong belief in these values:
Mutual Trust & Respect
We believe that a strong and pervasive culture of mutual trust and mutal respect is what makes a business strong and allows it to become a dominant competitor over the long term. This kind of culture is what underlies the ability to consistently WOW customers, attract and retain exceptional talent, and generate superior financial returns. The reason is simple; when employees really know how to work well together and harness their conflicts constructively, minimal energy is wasted on infighting and internal politics, which allows them to devote maximum energy to competing in the marketplace. This kind of culture is an organization’s greatest asset. It is what customers are really buying, and the competitive advantage that is the most difficult to copy.

Collaborative Change
We believe that in every organization, in every market, in every country of the world, coping with a high rate of change in a complex and uncertain world is leadership’s #1 challenge. The ability to change faster, better and more economically than competitors is therefore the leading predictor of any organization’s long term success. Developing this capability to change is something best done “with” not “to” an organization. Trying to change people is hard. Instead, we focus on changing the environment; which unleashes the talents and productivity of people.

Constructive Conflict
We believe that meaningful change necessarily creates conflict. Harnessing conflict constructively creates the nuclear energy that drives superior performance.

Being Customer Driven
We believe that the primary purpose of every organization is to WOW customers profitably and deliver compelling value to them. Some organizations believe that making money is their primary purpose, which is a confusion of ends and means.

Complementary Teams
We believe that none of us is as smart as all of us. Close-knit complementary teams who work well together are the ultimate competitive weapon.

Decisive Leadership
We believe that the purpose of teamwork is to help leaders make better decisions than they would on their own.Management-by-committee or consensus decision making is not how decisions are made in high-performing organizations.

Simplicity
Transformation may not be easy, but we believe it must be simple. If people don’t understand something, they can’t implement it.

Shared Rewards
We believe that superior long term performance is realized by tying the achievement of results to shared monetary and non-monetary rewards.
By practicing these values, Adizes enables ordinary people to change the culture of their organization and produce extraordinary and sustainable results.

Contact Darrell Gooden at (805) 565-2901 or E-mail: darrell@adizes.com
Also visit: http://adizes.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 did Dr. Bunny become Dr. Bunny?

dr-bunny-certificatesDr. Bunny believes that everyone has a story.  Today, she shares her’s with you!  Ever wonder how Dr. Bunny got to be, well, Dr. Bunny??  Tune in and prepare to be inspired!  A fun, and interesting, story that’ll leave you with a smile.

From Dr. Bunny:

You may know by now, that I love to interview people and I love to get to know who they are as well as what they do. I really believe that everyone has a story. Some stories might be more exciting or interesting than others, but I think everyone has a story.

I also believe that we all have something in common –  and I like to discover what that is, when I interview my guests. I am constantly amazed at what that common denominator is. Kind of like Six degrees of separation –  the idea that all living things and everything else in the world is six, or fewer, steps away from each other so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. Another words, I believe we are all connected.

As I meet, and sometimes interview, people, they often ask about me and what I do. When I tell them that I am a Hypnotherapist, the question that they usually ask is some form of, “REALLY?? How did you get into THAT?” or, “What does that mean?” or, “How do you DO that?”

What I have noticed is that each step of the way has led to the next step which, then, led me to the next phase of my life, sometimes kicking and screaming, because I thought I loved where I was and what I was doing and didn’t want to leave it (even though it really was time to move on). Have you ever felt like that? Sometimes we have to break out of our comfort zone.

So, here, in this interview, are the highlights of my career – in the hope that someone might benefit from my story!

If you have a story you would like to share on MercuryBroadcasting.net, please contact me and let’s see if we can make it happen!

Dr. Bunny recently wrote a book called ‘How to be a Woman – 15 easy steps to presenting your best image’.  It’s available through Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=how+to+be+a+woman+itty+bitty+bunny+vreeland

Dr. Bunny Vreeland is a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Founder of Vreeland College of the Healing Arts, Author, Host of the Ask Dr. Bunny Show, and the Owner of MercuryBroadcasting.net.

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. Remembering Woodstock… without Jimi Hendricks? Gayle Bertsch, guest.

gayle_bertschGayle Bertsch joins Dr. Bunny to discuss her memories of Woodstock and… Jimi Hendricks, or no Jimi Hendrix?  This is a fun-filled interview you don’t want to miss!  Tune in and take a look back at some fun & crazy times!

Gayle Bertsh is the owner of Help Unlimited in Ventura, CA, a company that provides companionship and care in your home.  Great care begins with people who not only have a passion for serving others, but are naturally inclined to it.  They care about their clients, not because it is something they have been trained to do, but because it is a way of life.

About Help Unlimited:

Help Unlimited was founded in 1975 by Gayle and Jack Bertsch. “When we first started, Jack and I did all the work as a team. We were willing to do whatever was needed and kept prices affordable. Today, with a staff of over 200 dedicated people, it is humbling and rewarding to be able to look back and think about all of the families we’ve been able to serve, while maintaining our mission to provide exceptional and personalized affordable and consistent care.”

With nearly 20 years in the business, a passion for helping people, creating jobs and always keeping our client’s best interests in mind, Gayle and Jack’s daughter, Ariel Bertsch, feels honored to be able to continue Help Unlimited’s legacy for the next 40+ years.

Our family remains committed to “going the extra mile,” exceeding your expectations to provide exceptional client care. We will be there doing our best for you, like a trusted family member.

Timeline Help unlimited

  • 1975 – Started the first office of Help Unlimited in our home
  • 1983 – Opened professional location serving personal care needs in Ojai, California
  • 1987 – Opened our second office in Santa Barbara, California
  • 1992 – Obtained California license and Medicare Certification for Home Health
  • 1995 – Moved office Personal Care Services and Home Health offices to Ventura
  • 1996 – Established Seattle, Washington office
  • 2001 – CHAP Accredited
  • 2008 – Started Help Unlimited Staffing Services

Contact Gayle Bertsch & Help Unlimited at (805) 654-6990

Also visit: http://www.helpunlimited.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. What’s it like to be a hired killer? Brian McGranahan, guest.

brian_mcgranahanBrian McGranahan of Greens Entomological Service, Inc., joins Dr. Bunny to discuss what it’s like to be a hired killer – of pests!! Tune in and learn the inside scoop about the fine art of pest control! For Brian, it’s been a family adventure!

Brian shares valuable info about pest control, California restrictions on chemicals & the safety of using pest control chemicals. Learn why it’s important to hire a specialist who knows the proper amounts of pest control chemicals to use, and how pest control can also be environmentally friendly. A very interesting & informative interview!

Greens Entomological Services, Inc. – Offering High Quality, Low Cost Pest Control! Realtors, residential, HOA’s, Commercial – Your Termite & Pest Control Specialist! – Serving Ventura County for over 70 years!

What is Entomology? Here’s what Wikipedia has to say:
Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of zoology. In the past the term “insect” was more vague, and historically the definition of entomology included the study of terrestrial animals in other arthropod groups or other phyla, such as arachnids, myriapods, earthworms, land snails, and slugs. This wider meaning may still be encountered in informal use.

Like several of the other fields that are categorized within zoology, entomology is a taxon-based category; any form of scientific study in which there is a focus on insect-related inquiries is, by definition, entomology. Entomology therefore overlaps with a cross-section of topics as diverse as molecular genetics, behavior, biomechanics, biochemistry, systematics, physiology, developmental biology, ecology, morphology, paleontology, mathematics, anthropology, robotics, agriculture, nutrition, forensic science, and more.

At some 1.3 million described species, insects account for more than two-thirds of all known organisms, date back some 400 million years, and have many kinds of interactions with humans and other forms of life on earth.

Contact Brian McGranahan & Greens Entomological Service INC, at 800-541-1606 or 805-642-2177, or on his cell phone at 805-479-8113 or E-mail: Brian@GreensPestControl.com

Also visit: www.GreensPestControl.com

Greens Entomological Service, Inc.
1462 Callens Rd.
Ventura, CA 93003

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. Turning Neighborhoods Into Communities? D’Vonne Day, guest.

D’Vonne Day, Photo by Toki Lee Photography

D’Vonne Day, Area Director at N2 Publishing & Publisher of Inside Spanish Hills, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss personalized magazine publishing for specific communities, and how a magazine truly can turn a neighborhood into a community! Tune in and learn how this benefits both communities, as well as local businesses.

About N2 Publishing:

Our Mission – To build a nationwide business that honors God, strengthens the family and creates financial wealth for everyone involved.

Connecting Neighbors: We produce customized publications, filled with news and special events that take place throughout the month.

Connecting Businesses: We connect businesses with some of the most affluent and influential homeowners in America.

Creating Opportunity: We open the door to a prosperous future for our Area Directors as we expand across the United States.

We create customized publications: We create custom publications that transform places people live into places people love. Our publications give members of exclusive communities the opportunity to learn about their neighbors by reading their stories and seeing photos that are important to them. The result: quality publications that echo the voice of the neighborhood and reflect the community itself. Throughout the nation, communities who receive an N2 publication find that they know more about their neighbors and feel connected to them in ways that are meaningful and life changing.

Our publications have beautiful covers and well-written articles. But we care about much more than ink and paper. We focus on the impact each publication can have on the community it represents

One of the Top 100 Best Workplaces for Women – Fortune, 2015

Photo by Toki Lee Photography

Contact D’Vonne Day at(805) 796-5692 or E-mail: dvonne.day@n2pub.com
Also visit: http://n2pub.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. The sport of bodybuilding? Angela Marquez, guest.

download-8Angela Marquez, personal trainer & professional bodybuilder, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the sport of bodybuilding, the different categories of bodybuilding, and how she became professional bikini athlete.  Angela currently does personal training at Anytime Fitness in Oxnard, CA.  Tune in as Angela shares some fascinating facts in this very inspiring interview!

About Anytime Fitness in Oxnard, CA:
Get to a healthier place at Anytime Fitness! Our friendly, professional staff is trained to help you along your fitness journey, no matter how much support you need. Membership includes a free, no-pressure fitness consultation, global access to more than 3,000 gyms, and always open 24/7 convenience. All in a welcoming club and supportive member community. Let’s get started! Visit during staffed hours or call for an appointment today! Whether you’re new to working out or a fitness pro, we are here to provide a variety of training options, guidance, and support to help you stay on track and reach your goals. Personalized workouts with a certified personal trainer designed to make you stronger from the inside out.
Contact Angela Marquez by Email: Angelamarquezifbbpro@yahoo.com
Angela Marquez
IFBB Pro Athlete
Exclusively Managed by FMG
– For inquiries regarding sponsorship, appearances, or bookings please email: FitnessDivasProductions@verizon.net

Also visit Angela at Anytime Fitness of Oxnard, 702 N Ventura Road, Oxnard, Ca. 93030

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. Shopping for men’s clothes? How have things changed over the years? Kevin Kildee, guest.

download-6Kevin Kildee, owner of Bob Kildee Clothing (a family-owned business since 1954!!), in Camarillo, California, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how men’s fashion has changed over the years. Bob Kildee Clothing also sells beautiful women’s clothes, so whether you’re shopping for yourself, or your significant other, you’re sure to find something special for every occasion! Tune in and listen to this fun and informative interview – and learn something you might not know about purple shirts!

Bob Kildee Clothing has been in business since 1954. We are located in beautiful Camarillo, California – In the Las Posas Plaza. Stop by or call us today. Our Goal Is To Provide You With Outstanding Quality, Value And Customer Service. Our Guarantee – If Your Not Completely Satisfied With Your Purchase, You May Return For A Full Refund.

At Kildee Clothing we rent and sell Tuxedos & Suits for all occasions! Many Selections Avaliable.

About Mr. Bob Kildee:

Bob Kildee was a Michigan native and father of five was best known for his clothing store, Bob Kildee Clothing, a Camarillo mainstay that first opened in Old Town in 1954. Kildee’s store, first called Bob Kildee Shop for Men, opened on Glenn Drive in Old Town nearly a decade before Camarillo officially became a city. It was a gamble for small business man but one that paid off.

Kildee’s involvement in the community included numerous service and business organizations. In the 1960s, Kildee headed a committee to bring parks to Camarillo that would eventually become the Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District. He served on the park district’s board of directors for eight years— seven of which were spent as its chair.

Kildee also took part in the committee that helped develop the Camarillo master plan and its official incorporation as a city in 1964.

Kildee was the president of both the Pleasant Valley and Camarillo Lions clubs, as well as a member of the Camarillo Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors and a member of the Patients’ Benefit Board for Camarillo State Hospital.
In 1989, Kildee was named an honorary Don of the city by the Pleasant Valley Historical Society.

Always a proponent of the city’s local businesses, he was recognized as Camarillo Man of the Year by the Chamber in 1975 and was named a Pillar of the Community in 2007.

Born in northern Michigan, Kildee came to Ventura County in 1948 to work at the Naval Air Missile Test Center at Point Mugu for Globe Aircraft. He would soon meet a young Somis woman named Barbara Culbert, and the two married in 1951. A mother of five, Barbara Kildee died in 1988 after 37 years of marriage.

Kildee then married Maggie Heacock Erickson, a former Ventura County supervisor, in 1991. Bob and Maggie Kildee, who share seven children and nine grandchildren, had been married for 19 years when he passed away in 2010, at the age of 90.

Contact Kevin Kildee at Bob Kildee Clothing, 606 N. Las Posas Road, Camarillo, CA  93010 or call: 805-482-2124
Email: kevinkildee@gmail.com
Also visit: shopkildee.com

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

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