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She was told to be a nurse or a teacher but she wanted to be an Astronaut! Stephanie Osborne, International Woman of Mystery #Episode 54

Women today have so many more opportunities than we did fifty years ago. When you had an aptitude for math or science back then you usually had two options presented to you, being a nurse or a teacher. Those were not the options my guest today wanted to hear. In fact she had other plans, even if she was discourage, she knew she was going to be in the space program.

Stephanie Osborn is a veteran of more than 20 years in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defence programs, she worked on numerous space shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resume. Her space experience also includes Spacelab and ISS operations, variable star astrophysics, radiation physics, and nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons effects.

Stephanie holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: astronomy, physics, chemistry and mathematics, and she is “fluent” in several more, including geology and anatomy.

Now retired from space work, Stephanie has trained her sights on writing. She has authored, co-authored, or contributed to over 35 books, including the celebrated science-fiction mystery, Burnout: The mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281.

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From Redneck to Rainbow: The Rights & Freedoms of LGBTQ+ Youth Part Two, Episode #47

Should schools be able to tell parents if their child identifies in the LGBTQ spectrum? How do we project youth who are in family that would not accept who they are and cast them out onto the streets?

Not long after the amendment of the bill  the Minister of Education rolled out the The Guidelines for best practices: Creating learning environments that respect diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions. The province told schools they had to submit a plan of how they would implement these guidelines into their schools. This was met with huge resistance from parents, community members and schools who felt their rights were being compromised.


I am heart. Men helping boys change the definition of “Boy Code.” Episode #43

Lance Drozda is the founder of i.am.heart which has been established to bring a more empathic and heart-based approach to emotional self-awareness for boys and men. Lance has been facilitating men’s self-development workshops since 2011 and has worked with various non-profit organizations aligned to supporting the emotional growth and safety of children and adults.

i-am-heart offers programs that are designed to teach boys how to identify, accept and express their full range of emotions, and support them in experiencing healthier and safer relationships with their families, friends, peers and with the world that surrounds them.


Rob Nash Saves The Lives Of Hundreds Of Youth With His Music & Tattoos Their Names On His Arm

Robb was the victim of a serious auto accident, a head on collision with a semi truck. He was found with a fractured skull and pronounced dead by first responders. But by the time the ambulance had arrived at the scene to take his body to the hospital, Robb’s pulse had miraculously returned. After a difficult recovery, and despite significant physical and emotional scars, Robb was left with a new outlook on life.

He started a band as a way to leverage the power of music to share his philosophy, and soon had songs in the Canadian Top 10. Robb saw musical success as a platform from which to influence and motivate young people. He put aside performing to large audiences, and began speaking to youth in their schools across the country, playing his songs and sharing their meaning with his young audiences.

Robb and his band bring their presentation to more than 200 schools each year, and have reached over 1 million students to date through school shows and social media. He walks head on into difficult topics, knowing that these are the things on young people’s minds; bullying, addiction, self harm and suicide.

JRDN & Ham the Kid: U Can Have It All At Might Peace Day 2017

JRDN, Croucher is a Canadian R&B recording artist who also currently serves as a Youth Ambassador for D250 and was a delegate in the Citizen Voices program. I got the chance to talk to JRDN as well as Ham the Kid, a speaker, poet and YouTube star, about why its important to share our stories and how we can help youth overcome negative situations and find happiness and success.


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Giant Rock: Chad Meek Was Abducted By Aliens & He Wants To Share Their Message

I have always been interested in the topic of Aliens and if we have ever been visited by these other worldly creatures. When I had the opportunity to interview Chad C. Meek, who’s family was instrumental in the 1950’s U.F.O movement, I was interested in finding out more about his experiences.

Chad is the nephew of George Van Tassel  the famous alien contactee who held the first ongoing spacecraft conventions in the high desert at a place called Giant Rock, and who also coined the term “channeling” to distinquish this form of communication from that used by spirit mediums.

I never expected to find out in our interview that my son’s vision of heaven was the vision that Chad had in a near death experience. Having never heard of that particular vision before you can only imagine my shock to find out that Chad had captured my son’s vision in his book. Do you believe in Aliens or life after death? If so, you will love this interview!

How To Live Large in 90 sq feet: My Interview With Author Felice Cohen

After the video went viral with over 15 million view of how Felice Cohen began her journey of living in a 90 sq foot apartment in NYC her world changed. Little did she realize how much space she would created for abundance in her life by downsizing her living space. She started living in the space to focus her time to finishing her first book about her grandfathers story of surviving the Holocaust, but the life lessons that unfolded in the process created a foundation that changed her life.

Cherokee Wisdom: My Interview with Cythia M. Ruiz

Cynthia M. Ruiz is an Author, Professor, Commissioner, Inspirational Speaker and Leadership expert. Receiving over 50 accolades and awards for her leadership and service to Los Angeles. She currently serves as a LA City Commissioner overseeing the multibillion-dollar pension portfolio for City employees.

She has received the prestigious Hollywood Chamber “Women of Distinction Award, the HOPE “Ray of Hope” award and the Weingart, “Women Building LA Award. Twice the California Apparel News has listed her on their renowned List of Influential People and LA Weekly showcased her in their people addition.

Cynthia has over twenty years of experience teaching and public speaking. She is the author of “Finding Sane Relationships in a Crazy World” (English & Spanish) a self-help book and “Cherokee Wisdom- 12 Lessons for becoming a Powerful Leader”. She appeared in Discover the Gift (movie/book) with such notables, as is Holiness the Dala Lama, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jack Canfield and many more.

Her career has placed her in many leadership roles including President of the Board of Public Works for the City of Los Angeles where she had oversight of 5,000 employees and a billion dollar per year budget. She has worked as an Executive at the number one container Port in the US and has successfully run her own business.

Cynthia holds a Masters of Science Degree in Counseling and has completed a Leadership Course at Harvard University, John F Kennedy School of Government.

Coming from blended cultures (Latina and Native American), she enjoys a passion for life and an appreciation of the gifts of Mother Nature.

Cynthia knows the importance of giving back and always strives to stay humble. As a Latina she has a passion for women empowerment. Her Cherokee values have inspired her to teach others the lessons she has learned through her books and workshops.

She lives in Los Angeles where she enjoys the diversity of a metropolitan city.