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Ask Dr. Bunny. Turning a horrible experience into a positive? Teresa Crocker, guest.

Teresa Crocker, recent graduate of Basic Hypnotherapy at Vreeland College of the Healing Arts, joins Dr. Bunny Vreeland to discuss turning a horrible life experience into a positive way to help herself and help others.

Teresa shares her story about experiencing sexual abuse as a child, how she overcame addictive behavior, how she started sober living homes, and is now the chairman of the Sober Living Coalition in Ventura County.

Teresa’s journey has been nothing short of amazing and her drive to help others is a true inspiration.  This is an interview you don’t want to miss!

Mission Statement for Ruben’s Place and Serenity House:
Our common goal at Ruben’s Place is to replace incomprehensible demoralization with Integrity, shame with Dignity, worthlessness with Accountability and dishonor with self-respect by working a 12-step program WITH our residents. We believe one’s recovery from drugs and alcohol starts in the home and LIVED on a daily basis. The first step is admitting we are sick. The second is becoming willing to do what it takes to get better – BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO WALK ALONE – We chose to segregate our homes because we believe the challenges of living with the opposite sex creates a diversion from what should be priority:  LEARNING TO LIVE SOBER & CLEAN.

About Serenity House and Ruben’s Place:

Founded in 2010 in Ventura, California, by local Realtor Teresa Crocker, Ruben’s Place is a male-only sober living house with a sister facility, Ventura Serenity House that accommodates women. Their mission is to provide safe, clean gender-specific homes or their clients. Using a 12-step approach, they teach residents how to remain clean and sober through thick and thin. By overcoming personal challenges, the men and women learn responsibility and become role models to the newcomers.

Accommodations and Amenities

The eight-bedroom Victorian-style house on Barnett Street accommodates 17 men and the five-bedroom house on Montgomery Street has space for 12 women. Residents live in double or triple-occupancy rooms. The women’s house has quadruple-occupancy rooms furnished with two sets of bunk beds, dressers, an entertainment center with a TV and a recliner. Besides a bed, each resident receives a dresser and personal shelves in the pantry and refrigerator.

Amenities include free laundry facilities, an outside work out room in both houses and utilities included with rent. Clients are responsible for their own groceries, and meals can be prepared in fully equipped kitchens. Both houses have fenced backyards, which provide ample privacy. Smoking is permitted in designated outside areas. Each residence has a live-in house manager on hand 24/7 to provide guidance and support.

Interested in reading the book that gave Teresa such inspiration?  Check out “Find Your Life’s Purpose” by Eckhart Tolle on Amazon!

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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.”

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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.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Human Trafficking? Debbie Gohlke, guest

Debbie Gohlke, owner of A St. Affair Styling Salon in Oxnard, CA, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss being a female entrepreneur, the hair styling business, human trafficking and how she got involved with Soroptimist International over 20 years ago.

Debbie shares the story of how she learned about human trafficking, and what she is doing with local Soroptimist groups to help stop this horrible problem.

Tune in to learn more about the amazing work that the Soroptimists do to help women and girls, and how you can help!

Also, join Soroptimist International on Thursday, March 8, 2018 for a Community Walk and Speakers Forum in Ventura to further our fight against Human Trafficking & Sexual Slavery!

Presented by SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL of Oxnard, Ventura, Fillmore, Camarillo and The Conejo Valley

Museum of Ventura County, 100 E Main St, Downtown Ventura

5:00 PM Registration
5:30 PM Community Walk
6:30 PM Speakers Forum

Dawn Schiller, Survivor/Advocate

Michael Munn, Ventura County DA Investigator II

Dr. Allison Santi-Richard, Emergency Medicine physician, Los Robles Hospital

Christan Perez, Client Services Program Manager, HEART Program (Helping to Educate, Address, and Respond to Trafficking), Interface Children & Family Services

Every 30 seconds another person becomes a victim of Human Trafficking. HELP us put an end to suffering through education, advocacy and involvement.

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The name Soroptimist was coined from the Latin soror meaning sister, andoptima meaning best. Soroptimist is perhaps best interpreted as ‘the best for women’

About Soroptimist:

Women and girls face additional obstacles and discrimination solely because of their gender. As an organization of business and professional women we feel uniquely qualified to help women and girls live their dreams.

The goal of every club is to improve the quality of living for women and girls.

Soroptimist gives cash awards to outstanding female students to help with their continuing education and increase their self esteem by acknowledging their accomplishments. It begins with awards at the local level and then onto the regional, national and international levels. These projects are funded by the hundreds of local clubs. Our soroptimist mission is to improve the lives of women and girls while building and maintaining meaningful relationships with Soroptimist members.

Soroptimist improves the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. In order to accomplish this goal, the organization has local, regional, national and international programs. This organization’s signature program is “Live Your Dream.”

Find out more about Soroptimist International of Oxnard and working with other women who believe in the power of joining together to accomplish great things in support of women and girls:

Contact Debbie Gohlke at (805) 486-1646
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Ask Dr. Bunny. Yoga? Andrea Jensen and Michael Tang, guests.

Andrea Jensen and Michael Tang, owners of Sunkissed Yoga in Camarillo, join Dr. Bunny to discuss yoga, how they got involved in yoga, and how they decided to open this very special business.

Andrea and Michael explain the different styles of yoga, and how yoga has helped them in their lives, both physically and emotionally.

Can you practice yoga if you aren’t flexible? Is yoga a religion? Do you need to eat a special diet when you do yoga? Tune in and learn the answers to these questions & more!

About Sun Kissed Yoga (SKY):

SKY is a locally owned yoga studio located in beautiful Old Town Camarillo. We are right across the street from the Saturday farmer’s market and just next door to the famous surf and skate shop, Revolution.

SKY was started by two young entrepreneurs, Michael and Andrea. Both with a dedicated yoga practice and a passion to share that way of life with others.

Our mission is to create a strong yoga community in Camarillo by bringing people together. We offer a range of classes from a relaxing stretch class to a challenging and sweaty vinyasa flow.

Your mat. Your journey.

Yoga Studio Etiquette (from

  • If you come with an open mind, the possibilities are endless. We recommend approaching the practice without any judgement, expectation, or self-doubt.

  • Please don’t wear any perfume, cologne, or scented lotions. Pranayama (breath work) is a huge part of the practice and heavy scents can make it difficult.

  • Please remove your shoes before you enter the practice space.

  • Please leave your phone in the car. We understand if you need to have it close by, but please make sure it’s on silent. Vibrations and ringtones can be distracting to others.

  • We recommend bringing a small towel just in case you get sweaty and water to hydrate. We don’t sell bottled water at the studio but we do having a water station where you can refill your reusable bottle.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to class so you have time to set up and get situated. If you arrive more than 15 minutes after class starts, you won’t be allowed to take class.

  • Do not leave during savanasa. We understand that you may need to leave class early, so please make arrangements to leave before the final meditation.

Contact Andrea Jensen at 805-388-0101 or e-mail:

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Visit Sun Kissed Yoga at 2237 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA, 93010

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Ask Dr. Bunny. A woman in Aerospace? Patricia Ordaz, guest.

Patricia Ordaz, Director of Operations for COC Aerospace, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how she went from scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins to discovering her love of Aerospace many years ago. Patricia found that the daily unpredictability and problem solving was something she embraced & really loved!

Patricia shares interesting information about the Aerospace industry, what COC Aerospace does, and how their business is growing. This is a fascinating interview with a strong, intelligent woman!

About COC Aerospace:

Founded in 1967, COC continues over 50 years of customer solutions based support for the aging aircraft our customers operate. COC began operations with a single aerospace program supporting Bell Helicopter and their licensee program with Italian aerospace firm, Giovanni Agusta. We provided complete supply chain for procurement and international transport of the components of the Bell 204 and 205 helicopter that Agusta was assembly for sales outside the us. As these Agusta/Bell helicopters were delivered to governments worldwide, the operators began needing spare parts. COC took on the associated supplier role for both Agusta and Bell.

Soon, these end users from around the world were requesting a wide range of aerospace products from COC, including spares for all their US manufactured aircraft, ground support equipment, test equipment and technical training.

Over time, COC grew its customer base to more than 35 countries. In the early 1990’s, COC focused on platform-specific support of the F-5 and T-38. In 1992 Northrop-Grumman appointed COC as a licensee of their total spare support program for the F-5 and T-38. In 2007, COC teamed with EADS-CASA on a comprehensive F-5B life extension and structural upgrade program for the Spanish Air Force. 20 F-5Bs underwent complete rebuild with COC providing the aero-structure components and EADS-CASA performing the final assembly. Today, under CEO Chris Garville’s continued leadership, COC provides complex life extension and sustainment solutions including aero-structures, flight control components, landing gear reconstruction, modernization packages and periodic maintenance kits that provide customers with the ability to extend the service life of their aging aircraft.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. How do sales and communication relate to your personal life? John Baillie, guest.

John Baillie, Founder and CEO of JB Broadcasting, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss communication, sales and service. John has a had long career in sales and shares valuable information, ideas and stories that will get you thinking!

Even though many people say they are not salespeople, the truth is that we are all sales people – sales is part of our everyday life! Selling an idea to a parent? Selling your point of view to a friend? Think about that for a moment.

John says the greatest attribute a salesperson can have is to be a good listener. Ask questions and get as much information as you can. Listen to what the other person wants. Hear their needs. Listen with the intention of learning, not with the intention of waiting for your turn to talk. In that way, you can know what your customer (or friend or family) wants.

What does John think is the hardest sales job?

Why does John say failure is good?

What kind of contract did John make with his kids?

Tune in and learn these answers and more!

About John Baillie:
John grew up in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which is 25 miles north of Boston. Because of the escalation in Viet Nam he enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the Medical Corp as an operating room technician. After active duty he completed his college education and received his degree in Business Administration and married his loving wife Ginny. In 1973 they relocated to Southern California from Boston, and he has worked for three different major food service manufactures as their Western Regional Sales Manager for over 30 years.

After John’s children graduated from college and left home, he started his radio sales career with Cumulus Broadcasting and 92.7 Jill FM. The president and CEO wanted to draw on John’s successful background in sales and sales mangement to help other business leaders. That’s when John was asked to start a live radio program to reach out to those leaders. His afternoon radio show on AM 1400 KKZZ, was called “Driving Home with John Baillie”, between 4:00 P – 6:00 P. He was invited to host four closed-circuit television shows on Leisure Village Television Network. With a viewership of over three thousand homes. John developed and hosted the show “FYI” on LVTV. He interviewed intriguing people who share what they are passionate about, awkward, funny, intense and sometimes emotional. With his broadcasting experienced he developed his mission statement, “Ideas Communicated Daily”

John and his wife Ginny, of fifty years, have three children and four grandchildren. They live in Oxnard, CA.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Fire? Mudslide? How can I prepare? Jann Huling and Alma Vargas, guests

The devastating recent Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslides have left us all with many questions. If you are someone who lost everything, how do you recover? If you did not lose everything, how do you prepare for the next disaster or emergency?

Jann Huling and Alma Vargas, from Service Master, join Dr. Bunny to discuss how to prepare for an emergency, and how to find help if you have been a victim of the recent disasters.

Jann and Alma give incredibly valuable tips on preparation and getting things organized for any potential disaster. This interview is loaded with info that you need to know!

You could be in a good place in your life right this minute, but a tragedy could come in 24 hours. Think about that for a minute – within 24 hours you could potentially be homeless. For most of us, that is very hard to imagine, but use that knowledge to prepare now.

Here are just a few tips that Jann and Alma share:

– Have everything in one location – birth certificates, marriage certificates, family photos.

– Have extra water, pet food, easy food items (nothing that needs a can opener or has to be cooked) stored in your garage, or vehicle.

– Take a look around your home. What items are most important to you? What are the necessities that you would need immediately, if you had to evacuate. What items would be most important to save if you lost your house?

– Sit down with your family. Make a list of the things you have and where it’s located. Each person should have their own spot where their valuables & important items are located, so that it is easily accessible if you need to evacuate at a moment’s notice. Make a plan & go through it with the whole family.

– If you do have valuables in your house, make sure they are listed with your insurance – rings, jewelry, guitars, even wine!

– Keep in mind that, if you lost your home to a disaster, it is up to you to prove what you owned. It is an excellent idea to video each room in your house. Open drawers where valuable items are located and make a video of the contents. Keep this video in a safe place, and make a duplicate of it to keep in a different, safe, location. A video showing the contents of your home will be immensely helpful if you were to lose everything in a disaster.

Tune in and learn more! Stay safe & be prepared!!

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Ask Dr. Bunny. New Year, New Laws? Roy Schneider, guest.

Attorney Roy Schneider, senior partner of Schneider and Associates, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss the new laws that went into effect on January 1, 2018.

Each year brings new laws and this year is no exception. From requiring changing tables in men’s restrooms, to the multitude of new labor laws, Roy shares lots of valuable information on what is new, and what has changed.

Labor law is one main focus in Roy’s practice. California’s labor laws can be complex and employers need to know what to do to protect themselves. One of the best things that any employer can do is to make sure they have an up-to-date employee handbook, because it covers the laws and answers a lot of the questions.

If there is ever a problem and an employee makes a complaint to the Labor Commissioner, the Labor Commissioner will want to see the handbook, so employers need to make sure they have the most current handbook.

Roy discusses the changing minimum wage, how minimum wage differs with number of employees (and location!), and what an exempt employee actually is. The details of these laws in California are astounding and can be very confusing.

The new laws also outline what questions can be asked during an interview or on an application.

What are the new laws regarding family leave? What is sexual harassment training? Gender neutral restroom requirements? Tune in and find out these answers & more!

This is a fascinating interview, filled with information that all employers, and employees, need to know!

2018 Employment Law Update seminar January 24, 2018: 

Attorneys Roy Schneider and Theodore Schneider will present the 2018 Annual Employment Law Update. Topics will include new laws, regulations, and court rulings that will affect employers in 2018. This is a well attended event. Early Registration is recommended. For more information or to register early, email

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Dry Cleaning? Wet Cleaning? Clothing Care? Vince Behrens, guest

Vince Behrens, owner of American Drive-In Cleaners in Oxnard, California, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how the clothes cleaning business has changed throughout the years. Vince started in the dry cleaning business at age 5, since his father owned the business originally, and the changes he’s seen are immense!

What’s the difference between dry cleaning & wet cleaning? How have changes in style affected how we care for our clothing? Is clothing care different here on the west coast? You might be surprised by the answers to these questions.

Tune in and learn more about clothing care, excellent customer service, Vince’s lifelong journey in the business, and how American Drive-In Cleaners is truly a family affair. A fascinating and informative interview!

5-Star Yelp rating!  Here’s what people are saying about American Drive-In Cleaners:

I have coming to this cleaners since I was a kid with my parents. Vince has always been there and helped us out. I now take my clothes there to be cleaned and Vince is extremely helpful and always kind. I would never take my stuff to anyone else, Vince and his crew get the job done! – Dominique M.

What a Great Place and the Owner–Vince is always hard at work! I went in there for the first time not knowing what to expect and I must say when I got my things back I was pleasantly surprised!! I did have a bad stain on one of the garments and it was completely gone–Yay!!  I would highly recommend American Drive In Cleaners!! – Anita A.

The best enviromental friendly dry cleaners in Oxnard. Family owned and managed for over 50 years. Vince and family handles all of my alterations, dry cleaning, and repairs. He performs miracles on Tommy Bahama silk shirts. Reasonable prices and next day service. I highly recommend American Drive In Cleaners. – Dean K.

Contact Vince at American Drive In Cleaners: 535 S C St, Oxnard, CA 93030.  Call: (805) 483-1514 or E-mail Vince at:

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Snoopy Collecting?

Ray Moore joins Dr. Bunny in Scottsdale, Arizona, to discuss all things Snoopy! Ray is a Snoopy collector and also sells Snoopy’s. Tune in and learn how Ray went from working in the Oil Field, to turning his love of Snoopy into a business!

If you love Snoopy & Peanuts, you’re going to love this interview!

Find Ray Moore and his great Snoopy collectibles on Ebay: flybuysnoopy

About Snoopy (from Wikipedia):

Snoopy is Charlie Brown’s pet beagle in the comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz. He can also be found in all of the Peanuts movies and television specials, like The Peanuts Movie. Since his debut on October 4, 1950, Snoopy has become one of the most recognizable and iconic characters in the comic strip. The original drawings of Snoopy were inspired by Spike, one of Schulz’s childhood dogs.

Snoopy and Charlie Brown were ranked by TV Guide as the 8th greatest cartoon characters of all time.

Snoopy appeared on the October 4, 1950, strip, two days after the first strip. He was called Snoopy for the first time a month later, on November 10. On March 16, 1952, his thoughts were first shown in a thought balloon. Snoopy first appeared upright on his hind legs on January 9, 1956, when he was shown ice-skating across a frozen lake.

Despite his history of conflicted loyalties and his inability to remember Charlie Brown’s name (he refers to him as “that round-headed kid”), Snoopy has shown both love and loyalty to his owner. He joins Charlie Brown in walking out of a game of Ha-Ha Herman when Peppermint Patty insults Charlie Brown, unaware that Charlie Brown is within earshot. He also helps Charlie Brown recover his autographed baseball when a bully takes it and challenges Charlie Brown to fight him for it. When Charlie Brown has to stop dedicating himself to making Snoopy happy, Snoopy replies, “Don’t worry about it. I was already happy.” In The Peanuts Movie, Snoopy remains loyal to Charlie Brown, supporting and caring for him throughout the movie.

In early Peanuts strips, Charlie Brown was not Snoopy’s owner (as seen in the February 2, 1951, strip), and it was initially not clear who his owner actually was. The September 29, 1951 strip implied that Snoopy was owned by Shermy. Charlie Brown was first portrayed as being responsible for Snoopy in the strips of November 1 and 3, 1955; it was not until September 1, 1958 that Snoopy was specifically said to be Charlie Brown’s dog.

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