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September 2013

  • 9/25/2013: Enjoy Life's Dash to its Fullest with Michele Mattia Listen Now
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Carmen Caserta

Carmen Caserta is a singer-songwriter who traded in law school to pursue her dream of being in the music industry. Carmen began singing in her school chorus and church choir at the age of six and quickly discovered her affinity for music. Music reached Carmen in a way no other force ever had. But it wasn’t until she was eighteen that the words she’d been writing began to channel themselves in song. At nineteen, Carmen packed her passion for music and an upright piano on loan from her cousin and moved from her native Los Angeles to San Diego, determined to find the songs inside her. The piano became her best friend and she taught herself how to play! Writing her life down on paper, turning it into music, and sharing it with you are vital to Carmen’s life. Co-produced with renowned singer/songwriter/producer Astra Kelly, Carmen’s entirely self-written debut album “The Hive” is a courageous emotional disrobing revealed through intensely honest lyrics both deeply personal and universally relatable. View Guest page

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Ginny Hornsby

Ginny is an enthusiastic advocate of the message behind Kathryn the Grape®. After working behind the scenes helping edit the first book, she joined Kathryn in authoring the second book in the series. She hopes the book series will help children of all ages to fully embrace their own “grapeness," learn to be fearless, and discover their own inner magic. Ginny is passionate about helping her daughter and other girls grow into strong women who have the courage to follow their dreams. She has over 15 years experience as a writer and marketing professional. Ginny lives in the Chicago-area with her husband and daughter. View Guest page

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Astra Kelly

Astra Kelly is a rare talent with a universal, lyric-based, melodic sound that is an original blend of her Chicago roots in soul and blues merged with rock, indie and acoustic elements. Astra’s early interest in music was fueled by family jams, school choirs and formal music studies. Her passionate performance style is derived from her days of street performing in Chi-town, an undeniable devotion to the music, and incessant touring, including a 2 year, 85,000 mile solo jaunt that ended when her tour van was totaled by a train. Her lyrics read like poetry, speaking of emotional transformation and personal freedom. Whether armed with an acoustic guitar or onstage with the full electric band, her delivery is an powerful expression of her art and sound. View Guest page

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Karin Koepke

Karin is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher and a Certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor. Karin's life-changing journey with yoga and meditation began over 20 years ago. As she learned more about the importance of the mind, body, and spirit connection, Karin found a deeper sense of peace and purpose. Inspired by her newfound balance and well being she was experiencing, she decided to focus on transforming people's lives by helping others to achieve mind, body, and spirit balance. She is an inspiring educator and as part of her journey, Karin studied with teachers Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon, earning her certifications in The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga and Primordial Sound Meditation at Chopra Center University. Karin integrates yogic philosophy in her classes to bring a sense of awareness to students both on and off the mat. Karin enjoys spending her time with her family and friends, reading, hiking, and traveling. View Guest page

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Christy Morgan

Christy Morgan, also known as The Blissful Chef, is a successful vegan macrobiotic chef, whose business is changing people’s lives through healthy cooking classes, lectures, personal chef services, private instruction, and team building events for businesses. With her first cookbook, Blissful Bites, and various online and offline articles, she is well published in the world of plant-based nutrition and natural foods. Christy’s mission to show that clean food can be delicious, easy to make, and will bring more energy and bliss into your life! View Guest page

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Emily Okerlund

Emily Okerlund is a 20 year old college student attending the University of California San Diego. She is majoring in English Literature, and minoring in Education Studies and International Studies. With a passion for helping others, particularly children and youth, Emily channels her energy into helping inspire others through whole person wellness. She is passionate about heath and fitness, and enjoys being a group fitness instructor and a Beachbody coach. A target of some bullying in high school, Emily inspires others through sharing her music and her personal story of developing self-love. She recently broadened her horizons in Europe by studying in Spain for a semester. She enjoys kickboxing, hiking, singing, hanging out with her friends and family, trying out vegan recipes, and being happy. View Guest page

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Samantha Prince

Samantha is the Marketing Coordinator for Kathryn the Grape®. She works closely with Kathryn on sales, marketing, promotions, and events. She is pursuing an English degree and hopes to continue in the publishing industry, with the ultimate goal of teaching English in impoverished nations. Samantha has always had a heart for serving those less fortunate, and with Kathryn the Grape, she hopes to teach children around the world how to use their inner magic. Samantha enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and two dogs, Marley and Gidget. View Guest page

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Hayley Reardon

When Hayley Reardon first picked up a guitar in July 2008, this young songstress uncovered both a deep passion and an obvious natural talent, unleashing a flood of beautifully constructed, delicately phrased songs. At 12 years old, Boston's WUMB was first to publicly recognize her emerging talent as a winner at the 2009 Boston Folk festival Songwriting Contest. In the ensuing year this 13 year old has achieved additional recognition in numerous competitions including the YouTube/What's Your Issue 2010 Music Video Competition, The North Atlantic Arts Alliance 7th Annual Songwriting Contest, and the 2010 Indiegrrl International Songwriting Competition. She has released two EPs to date, her debut "Beautiful Simplicity" in late 2009, and her latest, "Hope You're Smiling" released in October 2010. View Guest page

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Garrett Ryan

12-year old Garrett Ryan has enjoyed a colorful acting career already. Last summer he was in the hit movie, “Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer.” He also has a reoccurring role as Kyle Abbott on the daytime drama, “The Young and the Restless.” He has acted in three feature films, 10 television shows, 17 commercials, and was the lead in three on stage plays. Garrett lives in Newport Beach, CA and in his spare time he likes to play baseball, basketball, tennis, golf, and swim. View Guest page

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Sara Vance

Helping people live healthier lives is Sara’s passion. Owner of Rebalance Life and a regular contributor on local San Diego area television stations, Sara Vance has over 18 years experience in the health & fitness industry. But Sara knows first hand that making healthy choices is not always easy. As a child, Sara was a picky eater and her diet consisted of too many sweetened & processed foods, and not enough fresh whole vegetables and fruits. This led to digestion problems, weight gain, and teasing. Sara helps people reach their optimum health - offering classes, consultations, speaking/media, and articles. Sara works with adults, but takes a special interest in kids’ health, working with organizations like the Girl Scouts and rolling out her school assembly program in 2011. A speaker at the first TEDx Youth conference in San Diego, Sara was also recognized as a Lunchbox Hero by The Lunchbox Organization in Boulder, CO for her work educating kids about nutrition. Sara is available for private cooking/nutrition classes and yoga classes. Sara also offers school assemblies, nutrition lectures/ counseling/classes. View Guest page

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Enjoy Life's Dash to its Fullest with Michele Mattia

September 25, 2013
Hosted by Kathryn the Grape, with Matalyn

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Have you ever thought about what it would take for you to live your life to the fullest? To be balanced in both your spirit, mind and body? Michelle Mattia, once an owner of a successful technology-consulting firm, took time to think about the question "What would I do if I knew I could never fail?". That question lead her to become a best selling author, inspirational speaker, thought leader, life design coach, as well as a creative strategist. One of her main beliefs is that life should be viewed as a whole as well as it should be a balance between your body, mind, and spirit. Every moment of life's "dash," the period of time between when you are born and when you die, should be cherished and not taken for granted.

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Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Hour

Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Kids Channel

Kathryn the Grape's Magical Hour is a radio show for you! Did you know that you are magical? Yes, it's true! Within you there is a magical spark that's with you all the time and helps you to be fearless, trust yourself, do the right thing, make new friends, and be loving and kind to others. Your magical, intuitive spark leads you along the path to making all of your dreams come true! Join Matalyn each week for Kathryn the Grape's Magical Hour as she interviews inspiring people, discusses important topics, and answer questions that you want to know more about. Through Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Hour we hope that you will be inspired ripple loving kindness throughout the world! We invite you to Listen every Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Kids Channel. Everyone is welcome for Kathryn the Grape's Magical Hour!

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Kathryn the Grape, with Matalyn

Kathryn the Grape is an engaging young girl who loves to wear purple! She enjoys playing sports, singing her own songs, dancing to upbeat music, and trying new things. Kathryn the Grape really likes to have fun and make new friends. She enjoys sharing about her life and all of the things she is learning through her books, music, and weekly radio show, Kathryn the Grape’s Magical Hour, hosted by her good friend, Matalyn. Come along and join the adventure. Kathryn the Grape and Matalyn want to be friends with you!

Matalyn Burgio is 14 years old and is in the ninth grade. Originally from New York, she moved to San Diego five years ago and lives with her mom and two dogs. While she loves living in California, Matalyn always looks forward to visiting her family on the east coast at least once a year. In her spare time she enjoys baking and hanging out with her friends. In the future she is interested in pursuing a career in culinary arts.

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