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Ask Dr. Bunny. Life Stories? Bill Frank, guest.

Bill Frank joins Dr. Bunny to discuss a very special project he is doing called the Life Story Program, at Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice.

Being on hospice care means that a person generally has six months, or less, to live.  These patients have a lifetime of stories to share, and those stories are incredibly important to their families, friends, and future generations, so Bill works with hospice patients to write their life stories for posterity.

Bill takes us through the process that he uses to capture these stories, and tells us about some interesting patients he has spoken with. He also shares info about the “5 Wishes worksheet” that Livingston Memorial has available, which is very helpful to people who are on hospice, as well as those who are not, and how it can add so much value to people’s lives.

Ventura County Museum of History is always looking for life stories, so life stories can be donated to their audio collection, if the person so desires.  This is wonderful for future generations to learn more about what life was like during a certain time period – the Depression, 9/11, Covid, etc.  It truly enhances the fabric of our county to have these kinds of personal stories from the people who lived here, as well as a very special gift for someone’s family.

Tune in for a wonderful interview, full of great information!

Learn more about the Life Stories on the Livingston Memorial website: https://www.lmvna.org

Contact Bill Frank by e-mail at wafj56@gmail.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 https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Lessons From The Len Master? Ron Zayas, guest.

Ron Zayas, author and co-founder of the Orange County-based 360 Business Group, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss his new book, Lessons From The Len Master.

Ron tells us about the inspiration to write this wonderful book, and how his father’s wisdom has been so influential in his life and business.

The book, geared toward adults who are in the beginning or middle stages of their business careers, offers insightful and humorous life lessons to promote personal and professional business development.

In Lessons From the Len Master Ron wraps sage advice from his Cuban father in short, funny stories that anyone can relate to. The book is ideal for CEOs, marketers, salespersons or anyone looking to expand their career options and increase their personal success.

360BC Group, launched by Zayas as 360 Business Consulting in 2004, has evolved into a family of companies serving Fortune 500, startup and civic organizations. The company has created websites and significant technology for major municipalities, counties and state entities, along with some of the largest global companies and organizations.

Zayas continues to serve as the company’s CEO, while also sharing his entrepreneurial experience through seminars, speaking engagements and business consultations.

“I’ve been delighted by the response to the book thus far, especially from women and minorities who have told me how it has helped them advance in their careers and successfully negotiate for a raise or promotion they have always deserved but never received,” Zayas said.

Tune in and learn why Ron feels that life is like a chess game – and so much more!

A great interview, full of inspiration & wisdom!

About Ron Zayas:

With more than 25 years experience in starting and managing businesses, Ron brings his humor, unique approach to ethical business practices and hands-on experience to helping people manage, negotiate, lead and be better. His popular seminars offer a full range of presentations on such topics as increasing sales, effective negotiation, and making franchises more successful. If you would like to see how Ron could help you or your organization, visit one of these pages:

Strengthen Your Inbox / View Our Seminars / Buy a Book

Contact Ron Zayas at https://rzseminars.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 https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Enjoying life during this crazy time? Bill Michalek, guest

Bill Michalek, owner of Byte Candy Engineering, joins Dr. Bunny for a fun discussion about loving life and carving out special moments, even during this crazy time in the world.

Dr. Bunny and her husband, Greg, met Bill while having lunch at a restaurant in Camarillo, CA.  What struck Dr. Bunny right away was the fact that Bill seemed to be enjoying the moment he was in while dining alone.  She noticed him savoring his meal with a glass of wine, singing to the music that was playing, and truly seizing a moment in time.  During this Covid-19 pandemic, it can be hard to find joy and focus on the positive things in life, but Bill shares his perspective on why it is so important to do so.

Tune in for a positive and uplifting interview that will leave you focusing on the beauty in life – something we can all benefit from!  Thanks, Bill!!

About Byte Candy Engineering:

Software – Systems – Project Engineering

> Defense And Commercial
> Real-Time Embedded Control Experts
> Data Acquisition,Reduction and Analysis Experts
> Windows – Linux – VxWorks – Green Hill
> Experienced working in CMMI L3 Environment
> Experienced in DO178B Avionics Development

Data Analysis

Extensive experience in data acquisition, reduction and analysis systems and software, particularly in the RF world. Jammers, cancellers, telemetry to name a few.

Real Time Systems

Embedded Control, real-time, hard deadline software. rugged and reliable. Worked on the CIED in this armored hummer.

Project Engineering

Expert at spec’ing, scoping, scheduling, driving and budgeting small, medium and large programs.

Contact Bill Michalek at:

  • Address : 1824 Golden Oak St, Newbury Park, CA, 91320, United States
  • Office Phone Number : (805) 377-1913
  • Email :bill@bytecandy.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 https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Lower mortgage rate AND pay off debt – without increasing monthly payment? Marianne Caprino, guest

Marianne Caprino, Mortgage Loan Originator at The Money Store, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss valuable info on current loan rates, and so much more!

Marianne explains why now is a great time to check into refinancing.  She has helped many clients not only refinance and lower their mortgage rates, but also pay off their debt at the same time – without causing them to spend any more on their monthly mortgage payment!

There are benefits to getting a loan with The Money Store and Marianne tells us how it differs from a getting a loan from a bank.

Marianne is passionate about helping people, and it is very clear how much she loves what she does.

This interview is full of excellent info that may help you save thousands of dollars!  Don’t miss it!

About The Money Store:

MLD Mortgage Inc., dba  The Money Store ® is a Full Service Mortgage Banker headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, and is licensed in 48 states across the country.

Our focus is to provide highly competitive, responsible mortgage loans to everyday homeowners. For over 40 years, The Money Store® name has been synonymous with mortgage lending and meeting the home-financing needs of homeowners with low rates and exceptional customer service. As a Full Service Mortgage Banker, we can offer a wider range of mortgage programs to suit almost every borrower’s situation.

While the majority of lenders use technology in place of customer service, our philosophy is to use technology to support our staff, ultimately improving the customer experience. This is one of the many reasons why customers, Real Estate Agents and homebuilders in communities throughout America are making The Money Store their lender of choice!

Contact Marianne Caprino, Mortgage Loan Originator, NMLS #1829876:

MLD Mortgage Inc. dba The Money Store®
NMLS #1019
500 E. Esplanade Drive, Suite 104
Oxnard, CA 93036
Branch NMLS #1834006
Direct: (805) 246-7519
Mobile: 805-340-6659
Fax: (805) 475 7631
mcaprino@themoneystore.com
http://mariannecaprino.themoneystore.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 https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Nurturing beauty and excellent customer service? Sabine Dodane, guest.

Sabine Dodane, artisan and owner of Rêves de Sabine, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the art of natural beauty, incredible customer service, and attention to detail.

Sabine tells us where her interest in natural skin care began, how she got started in creating such beautifully natural products, and what sets her products apart.

It is delightful to hear Sabine’s passion about the quality of each ingredient that goes into the Rêves de Sabine products, and how much she truly cares about people and the environment.

Sabine shares how the COVID-19 pandemic affected her, the special hand sanitizer she formulated, and what she is doing to help others during this unprecedented time.

Tune in for an uplifting and inspiring interview!

Learn more about the Spread Love Journey: https://www.revesdesabine.com/blog/2020/6/30/spread-love

For products and more info, visit: https://www.revesdesabine.com/

About Rêves de Sabine:

Rêves de Sabine [Sabine’s Dreams] is the French approach to enhancing beauty and well-being the natural way, carefully sourcing each natural and organic ingredient from growers and artisans around the world, including exceptional therapeutic grade essential oils, to help you look, feel and smell beautiful, naturally.

At Rêves de Sabine, we craft our natural body care products in small batches with the finest natural and organic ingredients, food grade whenever possible, with nothing synthetic, no parabens, no artificial preservatives, and no animal testing. We use recyclable containers such as non-reactive glass, or metal. We avoid unnecessary packaging such as cardboard boxes which are generally discarded as soon as they have been opened.

About Sabine Dodane:

“I am an artisan inspired by nature, the smell of the ocean, the feel of bare feet in cool sand, the taste of honey and the sound of bees, the scent of white sage on a warm summer day and, most of all, by Love.”

For more information on growing up in France in an artistic family, and how Sabine came to create the Rêves de Sabine line of eco-friendly, handcrafted, botanical & natural body care products, go to:

https://shoutoutla.com/sabine-dodane-skin-care-artisan/

http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-sabine-dodane-reves-de-sabine-ventura/

Rêves de Sabine is now a Green Certified Business! (https://greenbusinessca.org)

Our studio/atelier practices:

  • We get to and from work on bicycles whenever possible.
  • We use high efficiency eco-friendly light bulbs.
  • We use 100% recycled paper towels.
  • Whenever possible, we use terry cloth towels.
  • We work with eco-friendly, biodegradable nitrile gloves.
  • We use eco-friendly cleaning products.

The Rêves de Sabine efforts to be environmentally conscious and minimize waste:

  • Over 90% of our products come in recyclable containers such as non-reactive glass and metal.
  • We avoid unnecessary packaging, such as paperboard boxes, which are generally discarded as soon as they have been opened. To protect our products from UV damage, we use amber, cobalt blue or green colored glass containers.
  • When we ship, we use 100% biodegradable packing tape & packing peanuts.
  • We recycle the cardboard boxes our inventory comes in, or reuse them when shipping or delivering to our retail stores.
  • Our promotional materials are printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper [certified with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Sustainable Forest Initiative (SFI) , and Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC)].

Contact Sabine Dodane:

Studio 32 • Bell Arts Factory
432 N Ventura Ave
Ventura, CA 93001

Call: (310) 339-0176 

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 https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

Ask Dr. Bunny. The Miracle Plant? Justin Benton, guest.

Justin Benton, CEO of 101 CBD, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the incredible story of how Cannabinoid Full Spectrum CBD helped his son. Justin shares details about his son being diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2 years old, and how, through a process of research and inspiration, he came to find a plant that has helped him tremendously.

Justin also tells us how CBD has helped people with many different issues, including anxiety, immune system boosting, pain, and so much more!

Tune in for an incredibly valuable interview you don’t want to miss!!

Check out the article “Positive Autism Intervention with Cannabidiol: A Case Study” in the American Journal of Endocannabinoid Medicine: https://101cbd.org/2019/11/27/101-cbd-director-of-rd-headlines-first-ever-american-journal-of-endocannabinoid-medicine/

About 101 CBD:

We created our formula of Organic, Raw, Whole-Plant, True 113+ Cannabinoid Full Spectrum CBD to assist a young family member on his return from an autism diagnosis in the severe range at age two. Having experienced such success in our own family, our mission is to educate the world about the benefits of raw CBDa and provide a higher quality CBD product.

101CBD.org offers Raw Sublingual CBD oils in several concentrations and flavors for a wide variety of needs, as well as other Raw CBD topical products.

Our Big family owned company was built on the safety and effectiveness of a CBD product for our young family member which means you can trust we will provide only the best CBD products for your loved ones, too.

Locations:

1121 S Seaward Ave, Suite 1
Ventura, CA 93001

11420 N Ventura Ave, Ste 107
Ojai, CA 93023

7713 W 92nd Ave
Westminster, CO 80021

Phone:
(805) 642-5623 (Ventura)

(805) 500-5773 (Ojai)

(303) 423-0900 (Denver)

(888) 438-9808 (toll-free)

Email:
info@101CBD.org

Also visit: https://101cbd.org/

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 https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Authenticity? Norma Hollis, guest.

Norma Hollis joins Dr. Bunny to discuss authenticity – what it really means, how to find yours, and so much more!

Norma says that many of us fall into the pattern of “auto-pilot”, in terms of what life tells us to do.  Truly being authentic is stepping outside of the ‘path’, looking at what your direction is, and what is true and real for you.  Being authentic really helps you to be empowered in many ways.

Norma shares the story of how she stopped her auto-pilot.  She embarked on a quest that took 30 years to understand who she was and what she supposed to be doing with her life.

So, are we victims of old habits? Norma believes that we are victims of the habits that were introduced to us when we were born. Can the be changed?  Yes!

Tune in to learn more and find out how authenticity leads you to your super powers!!

About Norma Hollis:

Norma T. Hollis has a unique intellectual creativity that she applies to understanding human nature from personal, professional and spiritual perspectives. She is a change agent and transformational catalyst who has created a program that connects people to their authentic self, promotes self-awareness, and helps organizations create environments that foster engagement so that people enjoy coming to and being productive at work.

“It seems like everywhere in society that I look, people are wearing masks, being someone that they are not. I’ve studied this for over 30 years and have concluded that the masks are because people lose sight of who they are. It often starts when young children are discouraged from making the noise that comes from expressing natural gifts such as singing, talking and playing instruments. Or told to be still when all they want to do is dance, run or play with a ball. Over time, these young children let go of their natural tendencies and replace them with behaviors that they feel are dictated by society. And because these behaviors are not necessarily natural to them, they create masks to be the person they feel society wants them to be rather than being their authentic self. These masks can last a lifetime. ”

Norma helps people remove their masks and reconnect to the natural gifts and talents they were born with. She offers tools and techniques to enhance both personal and professional life including methods that enable organizations to build more engaging work environments.

About Authenticity U:

The greatest gift you can give yourself is the gift of self-awareness. When you are aware of who you are you remove confusion and fear and live with greater confidence and trust. Authenticity U is the place to gain the confidence to be the person you were born to be with new perspectives about who you are and who you can be.

Contact Norma Hollis at 323-734-7144 or E-mail: Coaching@NormaHollis.com

Also visit:  http://authenticityu.com   http://www.normahollis.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 https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Ventura Surf Shop? Blinky Hubina, guest

Bill “Blinky” Hubina, owner of Ventura Surf Shop, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss surfing and how his business is doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Surfing has become even more popular during the pandemic because it’s a sport that’s done out in the fresh air, and Blinky tells us how he and his wife have navigated the waters during this unprecedented time.

Bill also tells us about the fascinating history of Ventura Surf Shop.  They are a true local surf shop, selling custom new and used surf boards, accessories, and wetsuits.  They’ve been around for so long, they’ve had the same phone number since 1967!

Tune in for a great interview and be sure to stop in to Ventura Surf Shop to support local businesses!

About Ventura Surf Shop:

Ventura Surf shop was started in the early sixties by Tom Hale. Tom had been building boards with V.I.P., Ventura International Plastics in the late fifties. VIP was owned by Bill Fisher with the shop located on Olive Street.  The shop sold fiberglass, cloth, resin & laminated surfboards. VIP went on to a new factory on Callens Rd. where they produced boards “Pop Outs” (production boards) Ten Toes, Shark, Tiki and the Duke Kahanamoky boards. Boards were sold to mass merchandisers like Sears and Federated. Tom left VIP to open a small shop in 1962, located at 235 W. Santa Clara St. where he made custom Tom Hale surfboards. In 1963 Tom Morey moved to Ventura recruiting Tom Hale to be his shaper and moved into the small shop on Santa Clara St. with Hale. Morey made Australian surfboards and Tom Morey skeg works (aka TRAF Fins). According to Tom Hale the polypropylene fins while being shaped with a grinder smelled like a fart, (TRAF spelled backwards)! Morey’s wife Jolly was a talented artist and helped Tom Hale design the first Ventura Surf Shop logo for Hale’s custom boards.

In 1964 Morey decided to change the name of his Australian surfboards to Morey, then in 1965 Morey and Karl Pope became partners and opened Morey Pope on Front St. in Ventura. Tom Hale went on to produce his own custom boards nd opened a sales shop on Main Street across from Ventura High School. He eventually closed the Main Street shop and sold boards out of his glassing shop on Callens Rd. Tom made boards in Ventura until 1973 when he moved to San Diego.

In the meantime, Bill “Blinky” Hubina who also worked for Morey on Santa Clara St. became Morey Popes first employee on Front St. In 1967 Blinky and Dennis Ryder left Morey Pope to start William Dennis Surfboards in an industrial building on Callens Rd. Dennis departed the business shortly after it got started. Blinky continued to make William Dennis surfboards. The business grew and eventually Blinky opened a small show room on Thompson Blvd. in the front of the house where he lived. In 1972 Karl Pope who had bought Morey out decided to close Morey-Pope retail shop and start Wave. Wave was a corporation which included surf, wave, and Morey-Pope. Karl Pope moved the new company to Saticoy and in 1973 opened Wave, making honeycomb surfboards.

Blinky took over the Morey-Pope building on Front St. and expanded the William Dennis surfboard business in to it. Where they manufactured William Dennis boards and had a show room. In 1973 when Tom Hale left Ventura the employees started answering the phone “William Dennis” Ventura Surf Shop and assumed the name.

The Ventura Surf Shop was sold to Stan Fujii in 1980. Stan changed the sign on the shop on Front St. from William Dennis to The Ventura Surf Shop in 1986. Stan started making Fujii surfboards, then in 1995 Stan moved the shop to its current location at 88 E. Thompson Blvd.  Stan ran the business for 20 years until he sold it to Mark Ellison in 2000 along with his managing partner Bill Blinky Hubina.

Blinky and his wife, Mignonne purchased the shop in 2012 from Mark and continue to run it today along with his son Robert Hubina.

The Ventura Surf Shop has a long history in the surfing community, it is a true surf shop, selling custom new and used surf boards, accessories and wetsuits. 

There are over 300 new boards and 200 used boards for sale. This hard core surf shop offers customs boards by William Dennis, Campbell Bros., Wayne Rich, Roberts, Dennis Ryder, Klaus Jones and Spence.

Contact Ventura Surf Shop at (805) 643-1062
Also visit: www.venturasurfshop.com and find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/venturasurfshop and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ventura_surf_shop/

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 https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

Ask Dr. Bunny. Health, Wellness and Positivity? Mark and Britta Marrinan, guests

Mark and Britta Marrinan join Dr. Bunny from Minnesota to talk about gardening, healthy lifestyles, wellness, and so much more!

Mark and Britta have a business called Garden Shed Health that encompasses all aspects of healthy living – gardening, healthy food, exercise, cooking, recreation, LifeWave products, and even their beloved Siberian Husky, Jett, gets in on the fun!  It is truly a platform for overall good health!

The COVID-19 crisis has affected everyone’s daily life in so many different ways. Mark and Britta tell us how they’ve been affected, and they also share the silver lining that this has brought along with it.

Mark and Britta share their views on prepping for the future (whatever that future may be), and maintaining health, wellness, and positivity during these uncertain times.

Tune in for a wonderfully uplifting interview and prepare to be inspired!

Mark and Britta’s Mission with Garden Shed Health:

Our mission is to inspire, educate and inform our visitors, sharing cutting edge light therapy and stem cell regeneration technology plus other health and wellness ideas to maximize your immune system. Live your life to the MAX!

About LifeWave:

Since 2004, LifeWave has helped people all over the world realize their greatest potential. Our patented, proprietary wellness products help to deliver more energy and stamina, mental acuity, better sleep, reduced stress, improved skin appearance, faster wound healing and an overall feeling of youthful vitality. Our products also help people reduce body fat and decrease pain.

We believe our transformative products and flexible business opportunities can help you approach each day with more drive, focus, enthusiasm and passion. Because when you’re at your best, you experience the world differently and new possibilities open up all around you.

Contact Mark and Britta by E-mail: teammarrinan@gmail.com and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Garden-Shed-Health-107155534347220/?ref=nf&hc_ref=ARRCn-DCQ-nMO4N4c6mcoOQajD4YkLi728a7Axsk4h54ZVuaycB_lZ9Q_9sxuryk_O8

Also visit: https://lifewave.com/payitforward to learn more about LifeWave products

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     https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

Ask Dr. Bunny. A White African American Latina? Simone Kvalheim, guest.

Simone Kvalheim joins Dr. Bunny for an extremely interesting conversation about her journey from Zimbabwe to America, and so much more!

Simone shares the story of how she originally started in medical school, but failed to be able to do an autopsy in the first year. This failure was very difficult for her, but it led her to search for a different career path.  She eventually signed up to become a trainee buyer for a chain of stores.

The interesting thing is that Simone hated sewing, but she was still drawn to being a buyer.  What really struck home for her was that, as a trainee buyer, she was able to travel all over the world.  And travel the world she did!  For seven years, Simone lived in Cape Town, South Africa, and traveled between Cape Town and the rest of the world!  She became a senior buyer and absolutely loved it!

Simone also shares the very personal story of how she discovered the truth about why she looks so different than her four sisters, as well as what brought her to America.

So what does it mean when Simone calls herself a White African American Latina?  Well, simply put, Simone’s father was from England, she was born in Zimbabwe, her mother is from Spain, and Simone is very honored and blessed to live in the United States.  There you have it!

Simone is such a lovely person and a true inspiration.  Tune in for a great interview!

Simone Kvalheim is the Director of LifeWave, a company that produces patented, proprietary wellness products to deliver more energy, better sleep, reduced stress, sharper mental focus, and an overall feeling of youthful vitality.  If you’d like to learn more about LifeWave, contact Simone Kvalheim at (760) 953-9484 (text preferred) and please write “Dr. Bunny” in the text so she knows you heard the information on this show.

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     https://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

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