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Ask Dr. Bunny. The law school myth? Matt Bromund, guest.

Matt BromundAttorney Matt Bromund joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the ‘law school myth’ & what the process of becoming a lawyer is.  Tune in and learn why Matt calls it a myth, & what the reality of being a lawyer really is.  Matt also explains the different types of accredited law schools, and what that actually means.

How do lawyers really impact other people’s lives?  Matt shares his story of when he learned the answer to that question (hint: it wasn’t in law school!).

Matt goes into detail about how he works in family law & with divorce cases to find the best resolutions for all involved, especially the children.

This is a fascinating interview with an insider’s view of some very interesting information!

About Bromund Law Group:

The goal of our Ventura based law practice is to provide passionate, forward-thinking, expert legal services.  We place great importance on communicating thoroughly and clearly with our clients in terms they understand – you’ll always feel informed and in control of your case.

Each case is handled with a high level of professional integrity and genuine empathy for our client’s situations.  Throughout the course of all cases, each action we take and all advise we provide is based completely on our client’s best interests.

Regardless of whether your case is related to family law matters, immigration issues, or criminal charges, we handle each case with a compassionate and modern-thinking approach.  This has resulted in a long stream of successful cases with excellent results in Ventura County Courts.

Contact Matt Bromund at his Office: (805) 650-1100  or Cell: (805) 407 0244 or E-mail:

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Bromund Law is located at 950 County Square Drive, Suite 111, Ventura, CA 93003

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Professional Auto Photography? Peter Duffy, guest.

Peter DuffyPeter Duffy, owner of Dealer Image Pro, a  professional photography company for major auto dealers – photographing thousands of cars per month! – joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the fascinating world of professional auto photography.  Peter has vast experience in photography and brings his expertise to the auto industry.  Tune in and learn more about this exciting field!

About Dealer Image Pro:

Dealer Image Pro® brings Automotive Dealerships cutting edge photographs for their New and Used Vehicle photography in stock. By showing customers their potential new or pre-owned vehicle in the best light, they’re able to make decisions about their new vehicle right over the internet. With 90% of dealership customers looking online before stepping foot in a dealership, the Dealer Image Pro® product is one that leaves dealerships having the upper-hand online.

About Peter Duffy:

Peter Duffy grew up most of his childhood in Massachusetts just outside Boston in the city of Woburn. After graduating high school in Northern Maine, Duffy attended Briarwood College in Southington, CT, and graduated in 1999 with a Degree in Mortuary Science. He became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Connecticut the following year. After working the funeral trade in Connecticut for several years he went on to live in Japan for a period of one year working as an embalmer in a Japanese funeral home early in April 2002. It was here that he began to record his exciting visual stimulation through his photography.

A few years back Duffy, was hired to shoot the inventory at the studios of DCH Toyota of Oxnard, California. Realizing the need for professional photography to display vehicles to the public, the company soon took shape with multiple dealers being served as Dealer Image Pro™.

Dealer Image Pro Headquarters:  21 S California Suite 205 Ventura, CA 93003 United States

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Flowers and Romance? Shell Liotta, guest

img_5083Shell Liotta, owner of Shells Petals, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss all things flowers & romance!  Shell shares how she got into the florist business, how she became a small business owner and how WEV (Women’s Economic Ventures) has helped empower her.  Shell also shares the incredibly special story about how she met (& married!) her husband from Switzerland – who just happened to be in America for a 2 week trip!  A delightful & inspiring interview!

About Shell’s Petals:

Shell’s Petals Florist is a professional local florist proudly serving Ventura, CA. and the surrounding area. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you when you need flowers delivered locally or anywhere in the world.

Speedy, reliable deliveries and customer care that’s beyond compare are just two things that set us apart. We are more than just your average flower shop!

At Shell’s Petals Florist you can choose from contemporary and traditional design styles that are appropriate for birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy and memorial services, get well, new baby, holidays or just because. We customize floral designs to complement any ocassion and meet your budget and style expectations as well.

Choose from our wide variety of fresh flowers, green and blooming plants, fruit, gourmet or gift baskets, chocolates and more.

Shell’s Petals Florist specializes in weddings and events! Whether your special day is formal or casual……a small gathering or the social event of the year….we can help you plan an event that’s a “blooming” success!

Please visit our wedding website  for more information. Call us in advance at (805) 659-4449 to schedule your free consultation today.

At Shells Petals Florist we will help you create beautiful memories!

Contact Shell at Shell’s Petals (805) 659-4449

Shell’s Petals Florist is located at 4255 E Main St #17, Ventura, CA 93003

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Why are numbers important in business? Mike McBain, guest

download-7-1Mike McBain joins Dr. Bunny to discuss why numbers are important in business & life!  Mike says numbers are important because they’re measurements of what we do in life!  And what does that mean for people in business?  The numbers for business people, in their own eyes, are what they require out of their business to provide what they need in their life.  Dr. Bunny and Mike McBain also discuss finding value in a service – and how to know when you’re really getting value!

Mike McBain is a fascinating and brilliant business man who can help business owners reach their goals & create success.  Tune in for an informative and interesting discussion that’ll leave you thinking of numbers in a whole new way!  And remember, you can be successful – even if YOU don’t love numbers!  Mike says “I want your numbers!  Bring ’em on!!”.

Fun facts about numbers (from Wikipedia):

Besides their practical uses, numbers have cultural significance throughout the world. For example, in Western society the number 13 is regarded as unlucky, and “a million” may signify “a lot.” Though it is now regarded as pseudoscience, numerology, the belief in a mystical significance of numbers, permeated ancient and medieval thought. Numerology heavily influenced the development of Greek mathematics, stimulating the investigation of many problems in number theory which are still of interest today.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. How has the restaurant and hotel business changed? Douglas Wood, guest.

Doug WoodDouglas Wood, General Manager of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura,  joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the restaurant and hotel business.  Douglas has extensive experience in this industry and this is a very interesting & informative interview!

About the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura, CA:

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach is the only hotel on the beach and just two blocks from historic downtown Ventura, making it easy for guests to explore all the area has to offer. Take a surfing lesson on the beach or enjoy a scenic boat ride out to Channel Island State Park, where recreational activities abound. From vintage shops to premium outlets, you’ll find it all within minutes of the hotel, and Ventura, California is only about 20 minutes from the numerous attractions in nearby Santa Barbara. Our hotel’s facilities include 19,000 square feet of space, much of which offers incredible views of the water and surrounding foothills.

About NOM Tequila Grill:

This haven is the first truly authentic Mexican restaurant in Ventura Beach.  NOM’s award winning Executive Chef Luis Martinez displays his culinary talents introducing traditional plates from his home county. The ambiance is friendly yet casually upscale, making this a perfect spot for a romantic date, special occasion or simply a leisurely business lunch. Fresh house made flour tortillas and dedication to authentic ingredients and flavors make this restaurant stand out from the pack for locals and visitors alike.

The Norma Oficial Mexicana (NOM) applies to all processes and activities related to the supply of agave, production, bottling, marketing, information, and business practices linked to the distilled alcoholic beverage known as tequila.

Contact Douglas Wood at (805) 648-2100

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Tired of being tired? Terina Brandsberg and Leahna Loomis, guests.

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Terina Brandsberg and Leahna Loomis join Dr. Bunny to discuss health & energy – and how to get more of it!  We all have nutritional gaps – young & old, alike – learn how Thrive can help!

What is the THRIVE Experience?  It is an 8-week premium lifestyle plan to help individuals experience and reach peak physical & mental levels. You’re going to live, look, and feel Ultra Premium like never before! Results from the THRIVE Experience are high impact, and can differ slightly from person to person, depending on your 8-week goal, and which areas of your lifestyle need the most help. Whether your goal is to lose weight, get in the best shape of your life, or simply be the best you can be, we know the 8-Week THRIVE Experience will get you THRIVIN’ in all areas of your life! Individuals on the Experience will enjoy premium support and benefits in the areas of:

  • > Weight Management+ > Cognitive Performance+
  • > Digestive & Immune Support+ > Healthy Joint Function+
  • > Lean Muscle Support+ > Calms General Discomfort+
  • > Age-Defying & Antioxidant Support+

+ These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to cure or prevent any disease. Keep of out reach of children. Not suitable for individuals under 18 years of age. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding consult a doctor before using this product. If you are taking any medication, or have any type of medical issue, consult with a doctor before using this product.

THRIVE by Le-Vel is something that’s hard to explain, and challenging to describe… it’s something that can only be experienced.

About Le-Vel Brand:

Premium Level: Premium Lifestyle

Le-Vel was created and envisioned with a greater purpose, a premium plan. This plan is not to create a product, or a product line, but to build a global brand, a new icon. A brand that encompasses ultra premium products: premium product lines. The new brand, for the better lifestyle, premium-seeking consumers.

The largest and most successful companies in the world are extremely good at one thing. They build brands, not products. They are so good at this one focus, they can literally put their logo on anything and it is passionately accepted worldwide. As the Le-Vel vision is birthed with THRIVE, it will continue on with all of our brands and future premium products. Le-Vel will be a global giant; our logo will be on many different products, wherever you go, our logo will go with you. The quality, passion and efficacy with one product line, will flawlessly continue on to all product lines, because the true focus, our passion will always remain at its inception, The Brand: Le-Vel.

To build the Premium Lifestyle Company, we knew we had to look further than just a product, we had to envision a larger purpose, a deeper reason for what we were doing. We had to create the one and only Premium Lifestyle Brand.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is an Education and Public Sector Ambassador? Peter Godinez, guest.

peter_godinez_picPeter Godinez, Ambassador of many things, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss specifically being an Education & Public Sector Ambassador.  Peter is a wonderful man who is a real inspiration!

Peter Godinez is a 35 year veteran in Xerox, which is so much more than what you may remember in copiers!

Peter Godinez represents the Power of Xerox in this changing global world. Peter asks, “are you ready to focus on your core business?” Peter’s mission is to help you get ready. He encourages small, medium and large businesses to “think outside the box” (Copiers) and start thinking “outside the box” (increase marketing response rate & making document workflow the last thing thing that distracts you from your core business).

About Peter Godinez:
Peter began his career on August 3, 1981 at the American Icon Xerox Corporation as Market Representative covering the geography from San Fernando Valley to San Luis Obispo California.

He is a self proclaimed “New Face of Xerox” and “An Ambassador to Xerox.

Peter’s specific areas of focus and expertise include promoting appropriate targeted buying behavior and timing, creation of positive client experience, self and brand promoting, community networking, media relationships, and social media.

Peter is an active member of Local Community Access Programing Television where he has produced content for his “Ambassador Showcase” which airs on local channel programing and internet programing.

The Pacific Coast Business Times featured Peter in the Who’s Who in Marketing, Advertisement and PR Edition. He uses these opportunities to connect with all the top leaders and influencers in the Tri-County. He has been a big fan and a subscriber since it started in the year 2001.

Five of the thirty-five year Peter experienced by a Director of Sales for Gospel Light Publication and Vice President of Franchise Sales for Realogy Corporation

Community, Education and Government Leadership are Peter’s passion.

Peter Godinez has a Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, focusing his study on Business Marketing. Peter held the Track and Field Decathlon School Record for 26 years. In 1981, Peter competed in the ESPN’ nationally televised Martin Luther King Jr. Decathlon Games.

Peter is married to Elaine Hammermaster Godinez, who is a Published Art Instructor and works at Ventura Missionary School. Together they raised a son, Jared and a daughter Cheyenne. They are very proud of both of their adult children.

Last but not least, Peter lives his life inspired by the action Jesus Christ performed on the Cross for all humans. It is not about Peter’s performance but the Grace.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Growing up in France, then becoming an American Entrepreneur? Sylvie Wilmot, guest

aaeaaqaaaaaaaavzaaaajgizmdbizwrllwm0njatndvhmi05zgq1ltrlywi2mjzmy2nmmgSylvie Wilmot, a very delightful French-American woman, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss growing up in France and then moving to America in her 20’s.  Listening to Sylvie’s gorgeous accent is a treat in itself, but you will be delighted to hear the story of her coming to America, and arriving on Halloween – a holiday she knew nothing about, until she showed up in Connecticut & found people dressed very ‘interesting’!  Tune in for a very fun and interesting interview!

Sylvie Wilmot is a Health and Fitness Performance Entrepreneur for Cellular Health:

With every great breakthrough comes massive opportunity!

The early pioneers of wellness were motivated by the sense that it was possible to create a better life than the conventional routes offered; that now equals better personal health. The ‘alternatives’ of yesterday have become the economic powerhouses of today.

The newest category of health science is Redox Signaling. This is where the paradigm shift in health and fitness performance opportunity is happening right now.

Want more info?  Contact Sylvie Wilmot at (818) 335-0225 or E-mail:

Here are some fun statistics about the French language in America (from Wikipedia):

French language in the United States is spoken as a minority language. Roughly 2.07 million Americans over the age of five reported speaking the language at home in a federal 2010 estimate, making French the fourth most-spoken language in the nation behind English, Spanish, and Chinese (when Cajun, Haitian Creole and all other forms of French are included, and when Cantonese, Mandarin and other varieties of Chinese are similarly combined).

Several varieties of French evolved in what is now the United States:

  • Louisiana French, spoken in Louisiana by descendants of colonists in French Louisiana
  • New England French, spoken in New England by descendants of 19th and 20th-century Canadian migrants
  • Missouri French, spoken in Missouri by descendants of French settlers in the Illinois Country
  • Muskrat French, spoken in Michigan by descendants of habitants, voyageurs and coureurs des bois in the Pays d’en Haut
  • Métis French, spoken in North Dakota by Métis people

More recently, French has also been carried to various parts of the nation via immigration from Francophone regions. Today, French is the second-most spoken language in the states of Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. What 4 steps need to be taken IMMEDIATELY when someone dies? April Nixon, guest.

april-nixonApril Nixon, pre-need funeral counselor at Reardon Funeral Home, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss what a pre-need funeral counselor does, what 4 steps need to be taken immediately when someone dies, and why it’s important to be thinking about this now.  This is extremly important info that all of us need to know!

More about pre-planning services at Reardon Funeral Home:

Why are so many families planning their funerals in advance with Joseph P. Reardon Funeral Home & Cremation Service?

For Peace of Mind

  • To personalize their funeral
  • To reduce the emotional stress and financial burden of surviving family members
  • To provide for final expenses due to Medicaid regulations
  • To protect against the future costs of funerals

We offer a full range of services and prices to meet the needs of the families we serve. We realize families want the quality and value of our professional services at the time of need.

Our Advance Funeral Planning Services Include:

  • We can arrange consultations with no cost or obligation in your home or ours.
  • Recording of family information.
  • Recording of your wishes and desires.
  • Selecting services and merchandise.
  • Flexible funding options

April Nixon at 805-766-9970 (cell) or 800-799-7526 (office)

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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 is the “Official Source For College And Career Planning In California”.

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

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

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.


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

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