Author Archives: Bunny Vreeland

Ask Dr. Bunny. Resilience and persistence? Carol Leish, guest.

Carol Leish joins Dr. Bunny to discuss resilience and persistence, and how both have made a huge difference in her life. Carol has been overcoming the odds ever since she was ten months old, when a car accident left her with slurred speech, permanent hand tremors, and blindness in one eye.  Carol’s positive attitude and persistence to not only overcome challenges, but to live a full and rich life, is extremely inspiring.  This is an interview you don’t want to miss!

“My main goal,” Carol says, “is to eradicate the prejudice that people have about people with physical disabilities. I hope that education in this area will help people to be more comfortable working with the disabled, and all of us will be more productive.”

About Carol Leish:

 

Carol invites her audience to join her on her personal journey of coping with visual and speech challenges.

Carol enlightens people by focusing on the strengths that people with disabilities have and demonstrates that there is always a way to get around a situation by either improvising or accommodating to it. For example, because of visual challenges, she will take Amtrak to various places. She is an eloquent speaker who deals about a sensitive subject in a way that inspires and educates the listener.

Carol continues to gain recognition, and has received several awards for her community achievements in promoting mutual understanding and respect of others regardless of their differences.

Carol graduated from CSU, San Bernardino, with a 3.6 GPA, earning her Masters degree in Education and Counseling. She went on to teach at San Bernardino in City schools, and worked for a variety of non-profit organizations.

Carol realized the importance of educating adults and youth to become more accepting of others, and started her “Call Me Capable” in-service presentations, and developed the Call Me Capable™ Game. She inspires her audience with her humor and genuineness, and leaves them with an awareness that we are all more similar than different.

“Through the lessons of life, I have realized my goal to help others. Remember the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ‘Life is a succession of lessons that must be lived to be understood.’ I have, and continue to learn lessons of how to educate others to make them more aware of what I can do–what they can do too. Thus remember to Call Me Capable, and Yourself More Capable.”

Carol continues to gain recognition, and has received several awards for her community achievements in promoting mutual understanding and respect of others regardless of their differences.

Contact Carol Leish by E-mail: Carol@CallMeCapable.net
Also visit: https://callmecapable.net

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

Ask Dr. Bunny. How can I learn to fly a plane? Michael Phillips, guest

Michael Phillips, Pilot and Master Instructor, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss aviation and learning to fly.

A Master Instructor is someone who is accredited as a flight instructor and goes through an accreditation process every two years. Michael shares fascinating information about what it takes to be a Master Flight Instructor, as well as how he added being a ‘multi-engine instructor’ to his portfolio, and the multitude of things that are looked at for the Master Instructor accreditation process every two years.

Have you ever wanted to learn to fly a plane?  Ever wonder what it’s like in a flight simulator? How complex is a flight simulator, and is it really like flying?

Tune in and learn more about the fascinating world of aviation!

About Michael Phillips:

I am a seasoned teaching professional with a passion for aviation and all phases of flight instruction. I have a diverse background personally and professionally which provides me with the ability to work with a wide variety of personalities and backgrounds. I have been a Certified Flight Instructor since 1975 and have had an opportunity to teach in a number of regions of the country which provides me with an understanding and appreciation for weather and challenges that other parts of the United States offer to pilots.I am based on the Southern end of the California Central Coast and call Santa Paula, Camarillo, Oxnard, Van Nuys, Santa Monica, Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, San Luis Obispo and Monterey my home airports but will travel to work with a pilot at their home airport anywhere in the country for instrument, transition, recurrent and mentor pilot training.In addition to training in the airplane I am an owner, Chief Flight Instructor and Center Manager for Aviation Instruction Simulator Training Center at the Camarillo Airport. Here we offer affordable and very effective simulator training for all pilots of all skill levels.

Contact Michael Phillips at www.aviationinstruction.biz

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

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!

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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:  https://bunnyvreeland.org/  https://vreelandcollege.org/  https://drbunny.wordpress.com

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: https://www.mytherapistnahed.com

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

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: https://colettes.com/

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

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

Dr. Bunny

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