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- 12/10/2013: Why Men Are Angry at Women, & What Some Men Are Doing About It! Coming Soon
- 12/3/2013: Inside VoiceAmerica, Your Favorite Radio Network: Jeff Gerstl Tells All! Listen Now
Christine is a public relations professional with a deep love of spirituality. She has been a participant in and promoter of many of the programs of The Stream, a non-profit organization and spiritual community. She credits these workshops and the teachings of Beth Green with helping her to evolve in all of her relationships, at work, in her marriage and in her family. She has been married for 13 years to her husband, Todd, and is the mother of two children. She has also been in the field of PR for 13 years, previously working as a writer and editor in technology and public policy. She was born and raised in San Diego, with a Japanese mother and Caucasian father, and also spent a few years of her youth living in Springfield, Virginia. Many of her early years consisted of struggling to accept her race and understand her identity, though over time through healing work and spiritual practices these distinctions have started to disappear. She is a very astute observer of herself and life. View Guest page
Todd Benton is a website and graphic designer who also advises on technology and relationship marketing. He launched his first client website in 1997 for renowned acrylic furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones. Since then, he has co-created dozens of websites for coaches, consultants, authors, artists and other small business owners. His natural instinct for visual design was cultivated by working with his father, a 4-time academy award nominated set decorator for feature films. Todd also has 20 years of media, marketing and sales experience and a history of obtaining media coverage by major outlets. He holds a bachelor’s degree in radio and television from San Francisco State. In addition to his work with clients, Todd is Executive Director of The Stream, a non-profit organization and spiritual community. Todd lives in Bonsall with his wife Christine and their two young boys. He’s been working from home full time for the past 12 years, sharing in housekeeping and raising his sons. View Guest page
Dr. Brad Blanton
Dr. Brad Blanton is a psychotherapist, author and seminar leader. His book, Radical Honesty: How To Transform Your Life By Telling The Truth, became a nationwide best seller, and he has authored seven other books on the theme of radical honesty. Dr. Blanton has had extensive training in Gestalt therapy, hypnosis, bioenergetics and meditation. According to Dr. Blanton, the primary cause of stress, depression and anger is “living in a story and lying to maintain it.” Currently the primary focus of The Center for Radical Honesty, which Dr. Blanton founded, is to develop an online training that integrates personal growth and social change. It is called “The Course in Completion,” and it shows how the key to current personal happiness and effectiveness in relationships in all our lives is to finish up the unfinished business people have with various others in their lives. He also shows how completion it is the key to relevant social change. Meet him on InsideOut. View Guest page
Dr.Grant Deane is the Director of the Hydraulics Lab of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), UC San Diego. Focusing on upper ocean physics, Dr. Deane travels extensively to speak and meet others in the international scientific community studying climate change. He received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physics from Auckland University, New Zealand, and a PH.D. in mathematics from Oxford. A Mellon Fellow at SIO from 1990 to 1992, since 1995, he has been a Research Oceanographer at the Institution, where he is now the Director of the Hydraulics lab. His research interests include under water acoustics, small-scale, upper ocean physics and its relationship to weather and climate, and bioluminescence. Dr. Deane is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, a member of the American Geophysical Union, and an Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters. He recently returned from a trip to the Arctic circle to study the retreating glaciers. View Guest page
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D.
Kingsley Dennis, Ph.D., loves to challenge our ideas. A British author, researcher and down-to-earth guy, he combines academic training and with a sense of what’s important in our world. He’s the author of Breaking the Spell; New Revolutions for a Small Planet; The Struggle for Your Mind; and New Consciousness for a New World. He co-authored Dawn of the Akashic Age with Nobel Prize nominee Ervin Laszlo, with whom he also edited The New Science & Spirituality Reader; and he co-authored After the Car with John Urry. Kingsley is co-founder of WorldShift International, a conscious evolution initiative, he worked in the Sociology Dept. at Lancaster University, and he has authored numerous articles on social futures, technology, and conscious evolution. Kingsley has lived and worked for many years outside Britain, including five years in Turkey. He currently resides in Andalusia, Spain and continues to research, write, travel and grow his own vegetables with passion. Call him! View Guest page
Reverend Michael Dowd
Reverend Michael Dowd calls himself America’s evolutionary evangelist. He has dedicated his life to proclaiming the Great News of a sacred view of cosmic, biological, and human evolution. During the 1980s and 1990s, Dowd pastored three United Church of Christ congregations, worked with conservative and liberal religious leaders across America on environmental, peace, and justice issues, and managed government-funded Sustainable Lifestyle Campaigns on both coasts. Since 2002, he has lived entirely on the road with his wife, Connie Barlow, an acclaimed science writer. Michael’s bestselling book, Thank God for Evolution, was endorsed by 6 Nobel prize scientists and spiritual leaders as well. He is a passionate author and lecturer, helping people understand themselves and their world in terms of evolution and simultaneously honoring the sacredness of creation. Since 2002, Michael and Connie have addressed over 1800 religious and secular audiences around the country. www.michaeldowd.org View Guest page
Jeff Gerstl has over 25 years of broadcast radio experience, having worked on-air in a variety of music formats and management positions in the Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz broadcast market in California and in the San Diego/Tijuana broadcast market in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico. In terrestrial radio, he worked for AM and FM stations ranging from a 48 watt FM station (yes, a light bulb was more powerful) to a 100,000 watt FM station in Mexico where he parked his car under the broadcast tower for three stations! Jeff worked for and hosted his own travel radio program on World Talk Radio for six years. He continued his internet radio career when World Talk Radio was acquired in 2007, and he now serves as Director of Host Services for the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network and World Talk Radio. Jeff lives in the San Diego area with his wife Rachel. In his spare time he loves to write and listen to a very wide variety of music, a result of all of his years in music radio. View Guest page
An internationally-known intuitive counselor and spiritual teacher for over 30 years, Beth has been using her amazing insight, wisdom, compassion and humor to help us see ourselves more clearly. And beyond that, she offers fresh ideas and approaches for us to change and heal. Tune in. Call in. Trust Beth to apply the same refreshing directness and honesty to everything – you, herself, her guests and the Divine View Guest page
Born in the South Side of Chicago, Bob served in the Army for two years during the Vietnam era, before getting into a car accident at home. He required two years of rehab in the VA Hospital but was left a paraplegic. Afterwards, he attended Southern Illinois University in a wheelchair until he developed pressure sores which required eight more years of surgeries and healing. He moved to San Diego and worked for twenty years for the Department of Defense as a programmer. He fell in love with sailing and co-founded Challenged America, a program giving the disabled community exposure to sailing. He sailed in many races including a race to Hawaii with an all-disabled crew. Bob has worked on many committees including the Diversity Committee for DOD, Citizens Review Committee for the city of San Diego, and San Diego Foundation for Change. He found the love of his life, Carol, and together they met Beth and joined the Stream. Their lives have been transforming moment by moment ever since. View Guest page
Raised in 1950’s Missouri by the son and daughter of farmers, Lynn was the middle of 6 children. Her parents divorced when she was 10. Lynn herself married 3 times, the first when she was 17 and pregnant. The second was on the rebound and lasted 5 years. She finally married a man who, for 10 out of their 15 years together, was too depressed to work, while she worked as many as 3 jobs. She was often a single mother to a son who became addicted to drugs and who died at 42 of a heroin overdose. Until 50, Lynn survived by working in the restaurant business mostly as a server. At 40 she broke from her third husband and went back to school. After 10 years, she became a nurse and has been a nurse for 13 years. She now manages an oncology unit for one of the major health systems in San Diego, where she moved to be closer to her family and spiritual community. Lynn sees her life as defined by marriage and children, even though she has been single longer than all her marriages put together. View Guest page
Helen Hillix-Di Santo
Helen Hillix-Di Santo is an intuitive counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice since 1985 in north San Diego County. Her career began with traditional training in psychology, with no real goal of becoming a counselor. The universe had other plans. After 8 years working as research psychologist and then director of a psychiatric hospital alternative, during which time she co-authored academic articles, presented at conferences and served on the Mental Health Advisory Board of San Diego County, Helen met Beth Green and her life changed. Helen has been studying intuition and body-mind-spirit healing with Beth since 1985. She integrates her warmth, humor, down-to-earth style and intuitive skill in her counseling work and continues to have a passion for transformation, hers and that of others. She’s also the Spiritual Director of The Stream Center for The New Spirituality. She’d love to meet you. View Guest page
Carol Hollan, MD
Born in Alabama, Carol decided to be a plastic surgeon when she was six years old after a casual conversation with a World War II nurse. After medical school, she practiced family medicine for four years before beginning six years of surgical training at UC San Diego. During her thirty years as a plastic surgeon, she has loved hand and reconstructive as well as cosmetic surgery. For many years, she has participated in a surgical field program in Mexico to correct childhood deformities. While there was physical transformation in her cosmetic patients, there was not necessarily life transformation – healed broken hearts, improved marriages, heightened self esteem. In 2001, in a search for her own personal transformation and higher consciousness, Carol met Beth Green. Through her work with Beth and The Stream, Carol has integrated Stream principles into both her personal life and her work. But it’s her own warmth and caring that have made her beloved by patients and friends alike. View Guest page
Rozz Hopson has spent her life moving through barriers to uncover her true self. What has emerged is a woman who can be herself anywhere. Born in 1970 rural Arkansas, she grew up in a black suburb in Denver with her younger sister and was co-raised by her mother and great aunt. After high school she moved to Washington DC and worked to put herself through college. She took courses at various schools, yet always felt out of place. Where she felt at home was in the office. Rozz loved solving problems, crunching numbers & supporting others so she focused her efforts on the business world. In ‘97 she moved to San Diego and began working for a firm as an accounting clerk. Although she never completed her degree she has progressed with the company and is now the VP of Operations. Rozz also loves to sing and share her gift. She performs many genres including Divine chanting. Rozz continues to work to clear the barriers that would keep her and others from sharing their true selves as well. View Guest page
Over the past 30 years, Jim Leonard has experienced a deep desire to understand the human condition as it relates to spirituality. To this purpose, he has studied philosophy and pursued courses in religious studies at San Diego State University, as well as participated in other forms of education and self-improvement. Currently he is addressing the nature of intimate relationships between men and woman with a group called Men Getting Real with Men, a group associated with the spiritual community The Stream Center for The New Spirituality. Their most recent workshop/retreat addressed why men are angry with women and evoked deep realizations of men's relationships with their mothers. Jim Leonard has been employed by FedEx for the last 23 years, and his wife is a health educator. Jim and his wife Cherie will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary in December, 2013. They currently live in San Diego California where they have raised a son who is in his junior year of college. View Guest page
If you think the picture of Madam Mazurka looks a lot like Beth with a scarf around her head, you would be right. Madam Mazurka appeared one evening in 1999, when friends were visiting Beth in Oregon, where she lived at the time. Beth donned a scarf and suddenly developed an accent and a personality that made us laugh. Madam Mazurka is psychic, witty, smart, perceptive and pulls no punches! What do we know about her? She claims to be dead a long time, she uses the name Mazurka, which is a Polish dance made famous by Chopin, she’s raunchy, direct and doesn’t stand on ceremony, and she’s got an accent like a Hungarian, which fits her assertion that she’s from Transylvania. (Beth’s dad’s parents were from there.) Whoever and whatever she is, you’ve got to meet her, talk to her and ask her questions about life, love and anything. Just be sure you bring your sense of humor with you. Call in live if you can! She lives on the telepathic highway. Maybe we can entice her to visit us again! View Guest page
Christopher has struggled with some form of chemical imbalance for most of his life. He’s made great strides, but has traits, such as negativity and anger, which have been uncontrollable. This has been difficult for him to accept. Christopher has tried medications that either didn’t work or made his condition worse. This compounded his feeling of hopelessness. Christopher was raised by a mother who suffered from low self-esteem, anxiety and lack of support from her husband. Life for Christopher seemed normal until his early teens, when important friends moved away. Because of his weakness in relating and the fact that his mother never learned to drive, Christopher felt trapped in a neighborhood of kids who did drugs and put him down. His mother suffered from similar conditions and since she couldn’t face them, left Christopher with the false impression that unconditional love doesn’t include accountability. This has impacted all of his relationships with women as well as certain men. View Guest page
Erica Myers was born in Australia and grew up in BC, Canada and Southern California. She was a competitive swimmer for 10 years, which naturally evolved into her becoming a swimming teacher. Compelled to leave the field several times to engage in a variety of different work and life experiences, she always returned to the water bringing the wealth of those experiences with her. The result is that she has accumulated over 30 years of aquatic experience and offers a broad spectrum of possibilities to people of all ages, abilities and many disabilities. However, more than once she has been offered the guidance that her knowledge in this field needs to be shared with other instructors. She reflects that she has been defiantly deaf to the universe by hiding from opportunities to evolve in the very arena that she loves. She has now been given the extraordinary experience of facing death twice in order to learn to fight for herself and to stop settling for less than is being asked of her. Website: www.Myaquaticconnection.com View Guest page
Jim is anything but your typical CEO. Through mission-driven leadership and innovative strategies, he has repeatedly generated 10x growth and profitability leading early stage companies. After mortgaging everything his family owned to pursue his vision for The Business Backer, the company has become an industry leader in connecting small businesses with the capital and expertise they need to survive and thrive. Jim's passion and belief in this mission has only caused the company to grow, and it has now eclipsed $130 million in funding to over 4,000 small businesses across the country. His leadership has been recognized both locally and nationally, with awards such as The Business Courier's Top 40 under 40 and being named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winner. Jim graduated with honors from Princeton University, and is a fanatic student of life and business. He was also an all-conference linebacker for the Tigers. He lives in Cincinnati, OH with his wife Jody and their three young children: Molly, Lucy, and little Jimmy. Website: http://www.businessbacker.com View Guest page
John Shelby Spong
John Shelby Spong is calling for A New Christianity for a New World. He was the Episcopal Bishop of Newark for 24 years, has lectured at more than 400 colleges and universities, and his bestselling books include Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World, Eternal Life: A New Vision, Jesus for the Non-Religious, Why Christianity Must Change or Die and his autobiography, Here I Stand. His admirers call him a teaching bishop who makes contemporary theology accessible to the layperson, and he’s considered the champion of an inclusive faith by many, both inside and outside the church. In one of his recent books, The Sins of Scripture: Exposing the Bible’s Texts of Hate to Discover the God of Love, he seeks to introduce readers to a proper way to engage the holy book of the Judeo-Christian tradition. A committed Christian, Bishop Spong is calling for an updated Christianity. He has often been interviewed, and his weekly online column reaches thousands of subscribers all over the world. Website: www.JohnShelbySpong.com View Guest page
The Guru Remember we told you that Madam Mazurka looks a lot like Beth with a scarf on her head? Well, the Guru also looks a lot like Beth, but this time with a turban. But don’t let that resemblance fool you. The Guru is not Beth. He’s not earthy, vulnerable or human, like Beth and the rest of us. He’s elevated, detached, other-worldly and wise. But just like Madam Mazurka, he’s a unique, entertaining and interesting guest with a different twist on things. The Guru has become one of Beth and James’ two co-hosts, alternating on different episodes with the famous Madam Mazurka. But he is also worthy of being a guest on his own. Tune in to any episode of Ask the Guru, and you’ll have a fun but profound experience that you’ll remember. View Guest page
Elizabeth Treeheart is a believer in healing the body, mind and spirit, with the understanding that the more one heals, the clearer one becomes to better serve others. She relocated to Bonsall, CA, 3 years ago to become a permanent resident in the spiritual community, The Stream Center for the New Spirituality. Her educational experience includes athletic training, and she’s been working as a physical therapist for the past 20 years. She recently opened a private practice for holistic physical therapy, which includes traveling to peoples’ homes and using hands-on techniques. She is also training to become an Intuitive Counselor-Hypnotherapist to help address the healing of mind and spirit, which will be integrated into her business. Elizabeth is qualified to talk about being mean as she is working on old patterns of facing negative things about herself for which she blame others, especially those closest to her, so that she can try to avoid seeing and admitting her own meanness. View Guest page
Inside VoiceAmerica, Your Favorite Radio Network: Jeff Gerstl Tells All!
December 3, 2013
Hosted by Beth Green, with Co-Host James Maynard
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at VoiceAmerica, which we KNOW is your favorite internet radio network? Here’s your chance to find out! In this episode of InsideOut, we’ll be interviewing Jeff Gerstl, Director of Host Services for VoiceAmerica. Jeff is the go-to person for us hosts who need help, and he gives that help with a smile. No kidding. Jeff is one of the nicest guys we know, AND he’s been around long enough to know all. But will he tell? Tune in and find out. You can play a big part, too. Email or call in questions you dare him to answer. How did he end up on VoiceAmerica – a guy with over 25 years of broadcast experience? How does he really feel about working for internet radio? What’s it like dealing with hosts? His boss? What are his funniest experiences in live radio, and what got him into radio to start with? Don’t miss the opportunity to join Beth, James and the gang – the “Guru” and Madam Mazurka – as they turn Jeff and VoiceAmerica inside out!
Tuesday at 3 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel
Step into a world of entertainment and enlightenment, where it’s safe to be real and fun to transform. Join us at InsideOut, where our outsides match our insides, we question anything and everything, and guests focus less on what they do and more on why they do it. Beth Green comments on life and the news, interviews fascinating guests, channels the hilarious Madam Mazurka and generally turns everything upside down and inside out. An internationally-known intuitive counselor and spiritual teacher for over 30 years, Beth has been using her amazing insight, wisdom, compassion and humor to help us see ourselves more clearly. And beyond that, she offers fresh ideas and approaches for us to change and heal. Tune in. Call in. Trust Beth to apply the same refreshing directness and honesty to everything – you, herself, her guests and the Divine. Expect to laugh, cry and see how alike we really are. Join us Tuesdays at 3 PM Pacific on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.
Beth Green, with Co-Host James Maynard
For over 30 years, Beth Green has been in the trenches helping people confront themselves, supporting them to transform. A down-to-earth counselor, Beth uses her wisdom, humor, insight and intuition to help people look into their motivations and see past their rationalizations. An original thinker, she also offers exciting perspectives that help.
Beth has always been a catalyst for change. Prior to 1978, she was a social radical, lending her heart and soul to co-creating a more just world. A spiritual awakening in 1978 revealed her ability to instantly access inner guidance. In 1983 she founded The Stream Center for The New Spirituality, now a thriving community dedicated to using the principles, practices and processes that have come through her.
Beth has been chronically ill since 1950, but you’d never know it. In addition to being a successful intuitive counselor, Beth has led workshops on topics from money to sex and spirituality, is a blogger for The Huffington Post and other journals and is the author of 5 books, 3 CDs of music and numerous teaching videos. Her 688-page book, Living with Reality, lays out steps for changing ourselves and our world and is full of self-help exercises, tools and processes that work and have been tested in real time. She and her partner James Maynard also offer healing and training programs in person and via the internet.
Beth is real, and she makes the world safe for others to be real, too. Join her.