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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

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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

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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

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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. 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/

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Dr. Bunny

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