Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®/Sustainability Now News
SIMPLY DELICIOUS LIVING WITH MARYANN® is dedicated to sharing healthy living and sustainable and inspiring body, mind, spirit content. SUSTAINABILITY NOW NEWS covers happenings & events (with a focus on the four pillars of sustainability — Cultural, Environmental, Economic, and Social). Both series are produced, written & hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer, an Award-Winning Author, Screenwriter and Producer, Lifestyle Journalist, Recipe Developer, and Chef. The shows, which have received numerous accolades and awards, are broadcast as follows:  Simply Delicious Living can be seen on KVCR PBS-TV (Southern California), DirecTV and Dish Network, Roku (Simply Delicious Living Channel), CAPS Media/Channel 6 (Ventura, CA), and YouTube.com/MaryannRidiniSpencer. Sustainability Now News is broadcast within the Simply Delicious Living block of programming on CAPS Media/Channel 6, Roku (Simply Delicious Living Channel), and at YouTube.com/MaryannRidiniSpencer. Sustainability Now News is also broadcast on KPPQ FM RADIO 104.1 (Ventura, CA) and runs as a PRINT column in the Ventura Breeze newspaper. Visit: https://MaryannRidiniSpencer.com

In Southern California, a beautiful sprawling green lawn isn’t always the “smart” eco-friendly choice.In this Sustainability Now News Interview Cari Vega, owner of A Smart Garden in Downtown Ventura, shares some ideas on how to create a lush, water wise landscape planting climate appropriate plants that offer a variety of color and beauty.

Visit: 

ASmartGarden.com

Sustainability Now News

Direct download: SNN_Low-Water_Use_Plants_for_your_Native_Garden_.mp3
Category:Sustainability Now News -- posted at: 11:41am PDT

“Making a difference one bottle at a time” is The Refill Shoppe’s motto. Owner of the bath, body, home, and clean shop located in downtown Ventura, Michelle Stevens, had an ah-ha moment thanks to a pretty olive oil bottle. LISTEN to this Sustainability Now News interview. Michelle talks with host Maryann Ridini Spencer about her sustainable lifestyle and eco-friendly business practices.

Find out more about The Refill Shoppe.

Learn more about Sustainability Now News. LIKE & Visit us on Facebook.com/SustainabilityNowNews

 

Direct download: SNN_Refill_Shoppes_Michelle_Stevens.mp3
Category:Sustainability Now News -- posted at: 3:39pm PDT

"A Smart Garden" is many things — organic, drought-tolerant, sustainable, low-maintenance, planted with native plants, and so much more. A Smart Garden's Cari Vega joins Sustainability Now News to talk about exactly what a smart garden is!

LISTEN to Sustainability Now News reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze. Find out more at SustainabilityNowNews.com.

Direct download: SNN_A_Smart_Garden_Final.mp3
Category:Sustainability Now News -- posted at: 10:59am PDT

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, The City of Ventura Community Development Department and Environmental Sustainability Division presented Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo. Sustainability Now News listened in on some of the workshops and spoke to green vendors who offered their tips on how to keep sustainable.

LISTEN to Sustainability Now News reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze.

Direct download: SNNVentura_Strong_Expo.mp3
Category:Sustainability Now News -- posted at: 1:35pm PDT

The City of Ventura Community Development Department and the Environmental Sustainability Division partners to present Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo Saturday, June 16, 11am-3:00pm at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street. Environmental Sustainability Supervisor Courtney Lindberg joins us to share more about this important event.

 

Find out more about the Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo at cityofventura.ca.gov

LISTEN to Sustainability Now News reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze.

Direct download: VenturaStrongReBuildsGreenFinal.mp3
Category:Sustainability Now News -- posted at: 9:37am PDT

Every year, one Saturday morning a month except for December, City of Ventura and Ventura Water hold FREE Gardening Classes offering informative lectures and Q&As. Topics range from smart controllers, to how to install an ocean-friendly landscape, and everything A to Z from designing, establishing and maintaining water-wise landscapes and balanced garden eco-systems. At a recent event at A Smart Garden in Downtown Ventura, Toro Company's Scott Donoho shares some great tips on what the average person can do to eliminate water waste in their landscape.

Find out more about the City's FREE Gardening Classes Google: City of Ventura Free Gardening Classes

LISTEN to Sustainability Now News on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze.

Find out more about Sustainability Now News.


An Energy Action Plan (EAP) is a strategic planning document that lays out a City’s goals and possible actions to reduce energy consumption by increasing energy efficiency and procuring more renewable energy. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen explains how the City is requesting Ventura residents to take the Energy Action Plan Survey - a quick survey to help determine goals to reduce energy consumption.

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey, Google: Ventura Energy Survey.

LISTEN to Sustainability Now News on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze.

Find out more about Sustainability Now News.

 

Direct download: Sustainability_Now_News_Energy_Action_Plan_CAPS.mp3
Category:Sustainability Now News -- posted at: 10:07am PDT

From June 25-26, 2018, the 4-H Sustainable You! Camp for ages 9-12 will bepresented by the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division & Ventura Water in collaboration with UC Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen talks about the program and the importance of teaching our youth about sustainable practices.

Visit:harec.ucanr.edu

and SustainabilityNowNews.com

Direct download: SNN_News_Sustainable_You_Camp.mp3
Category:Sustainability Now News -- posted at: 7:29pm PDT

In 1993, renowned marine life artist Wyland, known for his stunning life-size whales and ocean-themed murals on the sides of buildings worldwide, as well as his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, founded the Wyland Foundation. The Wyland Foundation a non-profit that educates children and their families about the importance of preserving healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. Sustainability Now News Host Maryann Ridini Spencer spoke to Wyland about the importance of art in schools and art education in America at a recent art show in his Santa Monica Gallery.

Sustainability Now News is broadcast on Television and Radio (KPPQ Radio 104.1 FM Ventura).

WylandFoundation.org

SustainabilityNowNews.com

 

 

Direct download: Wyland_on_Art_in_America.mp3
Category:Sustainability Now News -- posted at: 1:15pm PDT

We all have an impact on water quality! How? Sustainability Now News Host Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some valuable tips to help you save money and save the environment! Find out more about Sustainability Now News when you Visit Maryann's Award-Winning Website and Simply Delicious Living Blog at MaryannRidiniSpencer.com or SimplyDeliciousLiving.com

Sustainability Now News is broadcast on Television and Radio (KPPQ Radio 104.1 FM Ventura).

Direct download: SDL_TipstoReduceStormwaterPollution.mp3
Category:Sustainability Now News -- posted at: 1:50pm PDT

"Caution," "Danger," "Poison," "Keep Out of Reach of Children," "Toxic," — We've all read these words on traditional cleaning product labels that we purchase off the store shelf. While exposure to harsh chemicals can potentially irritate our skin and burn our eyes, the long-term exposure and subsequent health consequences can be significant. Even products labeled "all natural" or "Biodegradable" may not always be safe. In this Simply Delicious Living segment host, Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some tips on how to avoid harmful household chemicals. Visit Maryann's Award-Winning Blog, at Maryann Ridini Spencer.com or AlohaWriter.com and navigate to the Simply Delicious Living Blog Tab!


What do you do when you're feeling blah and need a boost? In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some of her favorite mood boosters.

***

Visit MaryannRidiniSpencer.com or AlohaWriter.com and navigate to the Simply Delicious Living Blog Tab.  


In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST with Maryann Ridini Spencer, Maryann shares her top FIVE Body, Mind, Spirit TIPS for 2018! 

Check out Maryann's Novel, "Lady in the Window," at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.  Find out more about Maryann's novel at: MaryannRidiniSpencer.com

FREE, SECURE SIGN up for Maryann's Simply Delicious Living Magazine & other healthy living news, CLICK HERE.

Visit Maryann at MaryannRidiniSpencer.com or SimplyDeliciousLiving.com


Food waste is a major concern presenting a serious challenge to our natural resources. According to The US Food & Drug Administration Between 30-40% of the food produced in the US goes uneaten (as much as 20 pounds of food per person each month, which equates to $165 billion in food waste annually). What can you do to prevent food waste? Listen to this Simply Delicious Living segment hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer. Visit: Maryann's Award-Winning Simply Delicious Living Blog at MaryannRidiniSpencer.com

 


In this "Simply Delicious Living" PODCAST Barbara Berg, Grief and Marriage Family Counselor (Author of "How to Escape the No-Win Trap") interviews Award-Winning Screenwriter, Producer, Author & "Simply Delicious" Living TV Host  Maryann Ridini Spencer about her new novel, "Lady in the Window". Maryann's novel, in stores May 9, 2017, SelectBooks, captures Aloha Magic, Hope, Healing, Karmic Romance & the Infinite Mother-Daughter Bond. In this PODCAST Barbara talks to Maryann about: 

  • How our loved ones in spirit help guide their "ohana" (family on earth)
  • How "Lady in the Window" serves as a blueprint for those who desire marriage, family & a career
  • The infinite Mother-Daughter Bond
  • The importance of living "The Way of Aloha"

Visit Maryann at MaryannRidiniSpencer.com

Order "Lady in the Window" ONLINE at AMAZON: http://amzn.to/2o4btzR or BARNES & NOBLE: http://bit.ly/2lOIotS

Rate & Write a REVIEW of "Lady in the Window" at AMAZON: http://amzn.to/2o4btzR (scroll down the book page to the "Customer Review" section.

Visit Barbara Berg at BarbaraBerg.com

 

 


NAWBO member, Lauren Jayne, president of Xibeo, an Oxnard-based WBENC certified company specializing in custom and portable trade show exhibit solutions, founded her company with partner Theron Whitney in 2001. Operating out of a living room after a three-year stint at another firm, Jayne, then a single mother of two, and her partner Whitney grew this humble start-up to become a multi-million dollar success, serving clients locally, nationally, and worldwide.

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer, Lauren shares her story of how and why she started her company, some of the challenges she faced and how she successfully overcame them.

Visit:  Xibeo.com

Visit:  MaryannRidiniSpencer.com and PRE-ORDER Maryann's new novel "Lady in the Window" (in stores May 9, 2017) at Barnes & Noble or Amazon. Join Maryann's Book & Cooking Club (Free).

 

Direct download: Lauren_Jayne_Xibeo.aif
Category:Women in Business -- posted at: 9:09am PDT

Thrive During Business Change With Certified Business Change & Transition Coach Fern Perusse-Filzen, FPF Coaching

Whether you run your own business, or work as an employee for a company or organization, change is a certain guaranteed inevitability. You might be involved in a merger and acquisition, perhaps there’s a shift in management, maybe you’ve been downsized or a client decides not to renew their contract with your company. Rather than stress out and predict doom, NAWBO Ventura Board Member and Certified Business Change & Transition Coach Fern Perusse-Filzen, offers tips, techniques, and strategies that will help you thrive through growth and transformation.

“Change is a natural part of life, and necessary for development and success,” said Perusse-Filzen. “Through a system that I refer to as ‘Process + People = Prosper,” I assist individuals, companies, and their staffs prosper during change by providing them the tools they need to succeed.”

“On my website, I offer a FREE guide, ’10 Tips for Thriving with Organizational Change and Transition. This offers proactive steps to company leaders with a desire to lead their staffs through successful, sustainable transitions.

“I also coach individuals going through career changes and even those who desire to change careers altogether, offering them personalized tips and tools to help them achieve balance and direction as they travel on their individual paths.”

Also found at fpfcoaching.com are a sampling of client spotlights where Fern showcases a client challenge, the solution and the positive results generated using her techniques.

In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST, Perusse-Filzen talks about her work and shares some valuable tips that are sure to benefit every business owner, consultant and company employee!

Fern has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental/Occupational Health. She is a Certified Professional Coach, an Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner, and a COR.E Leadership Dynamics Specialist. Fern holds various insurance industry professional designations such as Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI).

Find out more about Fern and FPF Coaching, visit: Fpfcoaching.com

Pre-order Maryann's new novel "Lady in the Window" (in stores May 9, 2017) at Barnes & Noble, and visit: MaryannRidiniSpencer.com

Direct download: Ferne_Perusse-Filzen_Podcast.mp3
Category:Women in Business -- posted at: 1:59pm PDT

Elaine Hollifield: Developing Creative Solutions for Clients and Community

Creating memorable marketing campaigns, engaging graphic designs and branded, dynamic copy is what Elaine Hollifield, Creative Consultant, Copywriter and President of Hollifield Creative and NAWBO Ventura’s President Elect (2016-2017 term), excels in.

Hollifield, who has spearheaded advertising and marketing campaigns for well-known advertising agencies and major corporations as well as her own company, has garnered a wealth of experience working with such major corporations as: Nissan Dealers, Wells Fargo, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Teleflora, Princess Cruises, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Sunkist, Blue Cross, Safeway Stores, Smart & Final, Westfield Malls, and many other national and international brands.

 

“I like to say I put creative expertise and experience to work for my clients,” said Hollifield. “It’s a win-win situation because I enjoy what I do, collaborating on a project and creating a successful solution. My clients enjoy the end-result that boosts their bottom line!”

In addition to dedicating herself to her clients, Hollifield believes in giving back to the community. She has chaired many events (for NAWBO Ventura, the LULU Awards and others), and has served on the boards of many non-profits and collaborated on raising funds for community non-profit organizations including: the Advertising Industry Emergency Fund (AIEF), Battered Women’s Clinic, The Mary Magdalene Project, and The Scleroderma Foundation.

In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST, Hollifield shares some of her marketing secrets, which work for major brands and small businesses alike. In addition, as the Chair for this year’s 18th Annual BRAVO Awards, taking place on March 31, 2017, 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Serra Center in Camarillo, she details some of the many benefits her NAWBO membership, and shares that the keynote speaker for this year’s awards will be Susan Solovic, THE Small Business Expert, an award-winning, serial entrepreneur, media personality (Former ABC News Small Business Contributor) and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today bestselling author. Her keynote is entitled: “THE One Percent Edge: The Key to Remaining Relevant In Today’s Changing Market.”

For more information, visit:

HollifieldCreative.com

SusanSolovic.com

For information on the BRAVO AWARDS, visit: nawbovc.org/events

For more information on Simply Delicious Living, visit: SimplyDeliciousLiving.com

 

Direct download: Elaine_Hollified_PODCAST.mp3
Category:Women in Business -- posted at: 11:27am PDT

“The Brighter Side of the 805” with Kim Pagano

On Saturday mornings, when you tune in to award-winning talk radio station 1590 KVTA from 6:00-8:00am, you’ll hear positive, life-affirming talk from the “Brighter Side” with Kim Pagano on her popular show, “The Kim Pagano Show.”

With the mission of entertaining (and educating!) her loyal audience; Kim delves into any topic, with the exception of religion and politics, offering her listeners a wide array of guests from business owners, authors and members of the community, to educators, doctors, lawyers, and other professionals.

“I focus on the typical challenges we all face in our lives and work to provide inspirational examples of how to cope with challenges. My mission is to bring my audience the answers they’ve been looking for, provide a helping hand with challenges, and a place to ‘tune in’ for expert advice. I’m all about encouraging people on their personal journeys to find their best life.”

A Ventura County native, Kim wears many hats. In addition to her talk show, she’s a sought after hair therapist and mother and grandmother.

In this “Simply Delicious Living” PODCAST with Maryann Ridini Spencer, Kim talks about her show, the types of guest she’s planning to book in 2017, her women’s support group, and other passions close to her heart.

LISTEN to the “The Kim Pagano Show” on radio station 1590 KVTA, Saturdays from 6:00-8:00am and on iTunes (“The Kim Pagano Show”). For more about Kim and to subscribe to her weekly newsletter, visit: kimpaganoshow.com

For more about Maryann Ridini Spencer and Simply Delicious Living, visit Maryann's website: MaryannRidiniSpencer.com and blog: SimplyDeliciousLiving.com

**

 

Direct download: Kim_Pagano_PODCAST_-_121616_5.17_PM.aif
Category:Women in Business -- posted at: 10:23am PDT

‘SUCCESS IS SIMPLE’ WITH NAWBO MEMBER MARY CRAVETS

Smart business is simple business is what NAWBO member and successful Business Development Expert and Speaker Mary Cravets realized when she was faced with a health crisis that prompted her to re-evaluate how she was running her business.

Rather than crumble and let her business suffer, Mary turned a negative into a positive by changing business systems and strategies, which led to some fantastic discoveries! No longer did she need to work around the clock and on weekends. Furthermore, her development of new efficient, time saving strategies and practices actually tripled her prosperity. This realization prompted an entirely new path and today she shares what she has learned helping entrepreneurs across the globe.

“’There is a better way to build a business,’ is my mantra,” said Cravets. “My clients range from highly seasoned and driven, busy entrepreneurs, to those just beginning to navigate the commercial world. I work with my clients, evaluating their business goals, brand, marketing materials, and assessing how they currently work. I then help them develop strategies and programs of how to achieve their goals in a realistic fashion while allowing them to enjoy a balanced personal and professional lives.”

Prior to her current business focus, Cravets enjoyed successful careers in real estate, coordinating business-to-business networking events and working as a business consultant.

Cravets, a graduate of Cal State Hayward, is a two-time Past President of the Sedona-Verde Valley, AZ Chapter of NAWBO, the Chair of NAWBO’s President’s Assembly Steering Committee and currently serves on the National Board.

LISTEN TO THIS Simply Delicious Living PODCAST! Host Maryann Ridini Spencer interviews NAWBO Member Mary Cravets.


Visit: MaryCravets.com

Also visit: MaryannRidiniSpencer.com

Direct download: Mary_Cravets.mp3
Category:Women in Business -- posted at: 8:42am PDT

Turning Travel Dreams into Reality with Dream-Ality's Shantha Mony

Do you long for a European vacation, but continually put off making plans? Are you stressed at work and dream of the day when you can relax in a tropical getaway? Would you like to travel, but are overwhelmed with the thought of the planning involved; or maybe you’re single and hate the idea of travelling alone?

NAWBO VC board member Shantha Mony and her husband, Sam Mony, helm Dream-Ality Travels, a boutique family travel company that specialize in group travel. Group travel includes family reunions and getaways, corporate travel, destination weddings and honeymoons, girlfriend getaways, dive and golf excursions, and just about every other kind of group travel you can literally ‘dream’ up.

LISTEN TO THE SIMPLY DELICIOUS LIVING PODCAST RIGHT HERE!

‘”Turning your travel dreams into reality”, is our company slogan’ said Shantha. “Our core mission is to provide our clients with customized, memorable vacation experiences that are directly in line with their personal tastes, desires and pocketbook.”

“Over the past 25 years, my husband and I have been blessed with the opportunity to visit numerous countries across six continents. Through those experiences we have gained much insight that we love to share with our clients. Travel is, and always will be, not only our work, but our passion,” said Shantha.

Dream-ality Travels is a Certified group event travel specialist agency, which means they excel at coordinating every facet of group travel — from presenting clientele with the best possible options including travel routes, modes of transport, coordinating first class accommodations, recommending side excursions and tours, arranging sumptuous dining experiences, and even offering a host of seasoned traveler’s tips.

“Family travel is very important to us,” admits Shantha. “We continue to make it a point to travel as a family at least a couple of times a year.” In November, Shantha, Sam and their daughters are headed out to South Africa on their long awaited family vacation. They are in the final stages of setting up group excursions to Italy, Iceland and Ireland that are currently very popular destinations. For 2017, among other trips, they are planning a couple of group tours of Eastern and South Africa.

Shantha gave up a long successful career in Corporate America to pursue her passion for travel in creating memorable trips for her clients. Her greatest reward is when clients return with memories of a lifetime and share their experiences with their friends and families.

“There is no group — small or large — that we don’t work with. We also coordinate travel for singles and couples, whether they prefer to travel solo or with a group. We pride ourselves in our ability to assemble unique, remarkable experiences for our clientele. If you can dream it, we can make it happen!” said Shantha enthusiastically.

To arrange a vacation consultation or to view some upcoming dream trips, visit: Dream-ality.com or call (805) 236-4437.

For Delicious PODCASTS, simple, fresh & healthy recipe ideas and creative living inspirations, Visit  Maryann's blog at:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.com or at MaryannRidiniSpencer.com

Direct download: Shantha_Mony_Dream-Ality_Travels.mp3
Category:Women in Business -- posted at: 8:01pm PDT

Energy Healing for Humans (and their Pets) with Certified Energy Healing Practitioner Author Doris Muna

Doris Muna, author of “Triangle of Health: Discover Your Healing Journey” is a certified energy healing practitioner, consultant, international instructor, NAWBO Ventura board member and founder of Dorothea Healing Essences.

On October 23, 2016, Doris is holding a “Pet Healing Seminar,” beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Camarillo.   The seminar, which offers valuable insights and techniques for pet communication and healing, runs for seven weekend sessions. For more information, CLICK HERE!

Doris began her journey into energy healing realm some 20 years ago as she searched for solutions for some of her own physical ailments. Today, Doris works with her clients assisting them with achieving their wellness goals by incorporating a combination of energy healing modalities including the meridian system, the chakra system and flower essences from nature.

“The systems I’ve worked with have been around for centuries, and practiced by many cultures,” said Doris. “Once I ascertain a client’s emotional blockages, physical pain and/or other ailments, I’m able to intuit a menu of best healing practices to implement.”

In addition to working with humans, Doris works with our favorite four legged friends and other pets, helping pet lovers to understand their pet’s behavioral patterns and emotional challenges and offering a host of solutions for pet wellness.


Doris is a member of the Touch for Health Kinesiology Association of America and has traveled and studied with teachers and masters from around the globe. Find out more about Doris, Dorothea Healing Essences and workshops at:  DorotheaHealing.com

For Delicious PODCASTS, simple, fresh & healthy recipe ideas and creative living inspirations, Visit:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.com and/or Maryann's blog at MaryannRidiniSpencer.com

Direct download: Doris_Muna_NAWBO_PODCAST.mp3
Category:Women in Business -- posted at: 5:00pm PDT

Jill Friedman: 2016 Legacy Award Recipient & Women's Advocate

In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST, Host Maryann Ridini Spencer speaks with Jill Friedman, the 2016 Legacy Award Winner and NAWBO Ventura Board Member about her advocacy for women and women's issues.

***

Jill Friedman, NAWBO Ventura Board Member and a successful civil litigation attorney dedicated to social justice and the advancement of women and minorities in the legal profession, receives the “Legacy Award” from Women Lawyers of Ventura County (WLVC) at its annual dinner on September 15, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Museum of Ventura County. Jill will also be the keynote speaker.

Jill receives this prestigious honor, in part, for her dedication to social justice and the advancement of women and minorities in the legal profession. While serving as a two-term President of WLVC (2011 and 2012), Jill noticed a distinct lack of diversity among the judicial officers in Ventura County. As a result, she was instrumental in organizing the leaders of other bar association groups to form the Ventura County Diversity Bar Alliance (VCDBA), which is committed to the empowerment of women, people of color, and those historically disenfranchised in the legal profession, through education and advocacy in order to promote equal justice for our community and achieve excellence and diversity in our legal profession.

Jill is also responsible for forging a lasting relationship between WLVC and Girls, Inc., (including a program at the Juvenile Justice Complex in Oxnard where women lawyers work with incarcerated girls on a monthly basis assisting them with education, money matters, confidence building, and practical life skills).

In addition to being a crusader of women’s rights, Jill also holds the prestigious position of being named the first female partner of the law firm of Myers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold. She works as a successful trial lawyer and civil litigation attorney in the areas of business, employment, real estate, and personal injury..

Previous to her Legacy Award honor, the Pacific Coast Business Times named Jill as one of the “Top 50 Women in Business” and “Who's Who in Attorneys,” and Legal publisher Martindale-Hubbell named her as one of “Los Angeles's Women Leaders in the Law.”

Upon law school graduation in 1987, Jill first started practicing in Ventura County. In 1990, she served as President of Ventura County Barristers, and the following year Jill was named Vice-President of the California Young Lawyers Association. In 1993, Jill returned to her hometown of Santa Barbara to take care of her terminally ill mother, and during her 17 years of legal practice in Santa Barbara, she held a number of bar leadership positions, including President of Santa Barbara Women Lawyers. She returned to Ventura County in 2010 after raising her three children.

***

Find out more about the September 15, 2016 Women Lawyers of Ventura County (WLVC) dinner event, click here.

Find out more about Jill and Meyers, Widders, Gibson, Jones & Feingold, LLP: mwgjlaw.com

Visit NAWBO Ventura: nawbovc.org

 

 

Direct download: Jill_Friedman_PODCAST.mp3
Category:Women in Business -- posted at: 11:46am PDT

LIVE A CHARMED LIFE with Linda Drevenstedt

Are you living the life you’ve always envisioned? If you could, would you like to make any changes to your current personal or work situation? Do you ever wonder about what steps you can take to design your own charmed life?

In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer, Linda Drevenstedt, MS, an insightful life coach, speaker, NAWBO Ventura member, and author of Life Path by Design, Coach Yourself to Your Own Charmed Life,” (Crescendo Publishing, LLC/2016), shares some insights and tools to help you to achieve a purpose driven career and more fulfilling personal relationships.

Find out more about Linda and/or order the book at: lifepathbydesign.net

Visit NAWBO Ventura: NAWBOVC.org

Visit: SimplyDeliciousLiving.com

Direct download: SDL_Podcast_with_Linda_Drevenstedt_Your_Charmed_Life.mp3
Category:Women in Business -- posted at: 9:26am PDT

NAWBO's BRAVO AWARDS: Celebrating Outstanding Women in Business and Leadership

On Friday, April 1, 2016 NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Ventura County is presenting the 17th Annual BRAVO AWARDS Celebrating Outstanding Women in Business and Leadership at a special luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Serra Center in Camarillo, CA.  In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks with the President of NAWBO Ventura County, Dr. Janis Shinkawa and President-Elect Brenda Terzian about this year's winners and event!  To take out an AD in the BRAVO Program book and/or to RSVP to attend the BRAVO AWARDS, VISIT: nawbovc.org and Maryann's blog, simplydeliciousliving.com and YouTube Channel

Direct download: April_1_2016_BRAVO_AWARDS_PODCAST.mp3
Category:Women in Business -- posted at: 5:39pm PDT

Abundant Living NOW

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer shares how to create “Abundant Living NOW.”

“Growing up, my mother always taught my brothers, sister and I how to visualize what we wanted to achieve.  She was a great believer in positive thinking and affirming good. You create your life with what you think and believe. So dare to dream and live your passion.” – Maryann Ridini Spencer

Listen to this uplifting and informative podcast for another Simply Delicious Joyous Living inspiration!

Visit Maryann’s blog:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.com


Effective Communication with your Partner

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to two of her BFFs, Barbara Cowan Berg and Dr. Ennette Morton, about the importance of effective communication in all our relationships — especially with our spouses and significant others!

Barbara Cowan Berg is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Author of “How to Escape the No-Win Trap,””What to do When Life is Driving You Crazy,” and the popular “Ring Shui” book series.  Visit:  BarbaraBerg.com

Dr. Ennette Morton, PhD, an educator, speaker and advocate for women leadership,  currently serves as the Director of Academic Affairs at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Dr. Morton is presently writing a book focusing on mentoring, social capital, and leadership. Contact Ennette at: ennette11@gmail.com

Visit:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.com

 

 


The Girlfriend Network: Creating Balance Between Your Personal and Professional Life

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to two of her BFFs, Barbara Cowan Berg and Dr. Ennette Morton, about the importance of establishing a balance between your personal and professional life.

Barbara Cowan Berg is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Author of “How to Escape the No-Win Trap,””What to do When Life is Driving You Crazy,” and the popular “Ring Shui” book series.  Visit:  BarbaraBerg.com

Dr. Ennette Morton, PhD, an educator, speaker and advocate for women leadership,  currently serves as the Director of Academic Affairs at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Dr. Morton is presently writing a book focusing on mentoring, social capital, and leadership. Contact Ennette at: ennette11@gmail.com

LISTEN TO SIMPLY DELICIOUS LIVING PODCASTS@ simplydeliciousliving.libsyn.com

Visit Maryann's Blog at: simplydeliciousliving.com

Stay Tuned For More of "The Essential Girlfriend Network" PODCASTS with Maryann, Barbara and Ennette!


The Essential Girlfriend Network

Having a network of BFFs are vital to your well-being, happiness and sanity!

In this Simply Delicious Living Podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to two of her BFFs, Barbara Cowan Berg and Dr. Ennette Morton, about the importance of having a well-established “girlfriend network.”

Barbara Cowan Berg is a Licensed Clinical Therapist and Author of “How to Escape the No-Win Trap,””What to do When Life is Driving You Crazy,” and the popular “Ring Shui” book series.  Visit:  BarbaraBerg.com

Dr. Ennette Morton, PhD, an educator, speaker and advocate for women leadership,  currently serves as the Director of Academic Affairs at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Dr. Morton is presently writing a book focusing on mentoring, social capital, and leadership. Contact Ennette at: ennette11@gmail.com

Visit this post@ SimplyDeliciousLiving.com

Stay Tuned For More of "The Essential Girlfriend Network" with Maryann, Barbara and Ennette Next Month!


Chiropractic For Wellness with Dr. Aaron Bates, Segment 2

"Simply Delicious Living" is all about the harmonious body-mind-spirit connection: what you eat, what you think, what you believe, and what you do in terms of exercise and fitness.  When a person neglects any one of these body-mind-spirit areas, there is a break in harmonious connection and that break can impact one's health and general well-being. In this PODCAST, SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to licensed chiropractor, Dr. Aaron Bates of Bates Family Chiropractic, about  the "whole body approach" in promoting general health and well-being.

Visit:  BatesFamilyChiropractic.com and SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV 


Chiropractic For Wellness with Dr. Aaron Bates, Segment 1

Part of "Simply Delicious Living" is creating YOUR RECIPE for a simply delicious life.  That entails what you eat, what you think, what you believe and what you do in terms of exercise and fitness.  When a person neglects any one of these body-mind-spirit areas, there is a break in harmonious connection and that break can impact one's health and general well-being.  If you've ever had any headaches or body pain, it's very difficult to function.  Chiropractic is a health care profession that is known to address and correct disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system.  In this PODCAST, SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to licensed chiropractor, Dr. Aaron Bates, of Bates Family Chiropractic, about what chiropractic is, what it does and how it impacts a person's general health and well-being. 

Visit:  BatesFamilyChiropractic.com and SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV


From Farm to Table

Eating Farm to Table has tremendous health benefits for you and also helps the community where you live.  In this PODCAST, SimplyDeliciousLiving's Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some reasons why you might want to think global, but eat local!

Visit:  For great recipes, cooking videos and creative living ideas, visit Maryann's blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.


Facing Your Fears

It's easy to celebrate Halloween by having fun dressing up in wild costumes and laughing at things that go BUMP and BOO in the night.  However, facing the demons and ghosts in our REAL lives can be a little daunting.  In this PODCAST SimplyDeliciousLiving's Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some tips on Facing Your Fears and expelling those demons for good!

Visit:  For great recipes, cooking videos and creative living ideas, visit Maryann's blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.


Take The Time NOW!

This year, will you take that DREAM vacation?

Are you living in the home you've always envisioned?

Do you dislike your job, yet have made no steps to change it?

Do you put off till tomorrow what you can do today?

In this "Let's Dish" PODCAST, SimplyDeliciousLiving.com's Maryann Ridini Spencer explores how to "Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today."

Visit:  For great recipes, cooking videos and creative living ideas, visit Maryann's blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.

 


Be Your Own Princess Charming - Maryann talks to Author and Ring Shui Expert Barbara Berg

Are you waiting (or looking) for your "Prince Charming" to sweep you off your feet and take care of you now and forever?   Simply Delicious Living.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to Barbara Berg, Author, Ring Shui Expert  and Licensed Clinical Therapist, about the importance of "How to be your own Princess Charming" (With or without the Prince!), by financially planning for your future today. 

To reach Barbara, visit:  RingShui.com or email her at: Barbara@ringshui.com

Visit:  For great recipes, cooking videos and creative living ideas, visit Maryann's blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.

 


5 Great Summer Retreats

Vacations and breaks in our routines are great for body-mind-spirit rejuvenation.  They also allow a person to regroup and reconnect with themselves, their loved ones, family and friends.

In this podcast, SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares 5 Great Summer Retreat ideas.

WATCH the  "Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®" TV Show on PBS-TV and in First Run Syndcation. Visit:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV and for great recipes, cooking videos and creative living ideas, visit Maryann's blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.


8 Ways to Say I LOVE YOU

The most important thing in life is to share quality time with those we love.  In this podcast, SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares 8 Ways to enrich your life and to say I LOVE YOU.

WATCH the  "Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®" TV Show on PBS-TV and in First Run Syndcation. Visit:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV and for great recipes, cooking videos and creative living ideas, visit Maryann's blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.


Stay In Your Best Zone

Taking care of YOU is imiportant so that there will be enough of you for you and your family and friends! 

In this podcast, SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares some ideas on how you can "stay in your best zone."

WATCH the  "Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®" TV Show on PBS-TV and in First Run Syndcation. Visit:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV and for great recipes, cooking videos and creative living ideas, visit Maryann's blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.


You Are What You Eat

In this fast-paced world, we have to make sure we STOP and take the time to READ labels and WATCH what we're putting into our mouths.  For health and longevity, it's essential to make wise choices.

In this podcast, SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares some ideas on eating healthy and delicious.

Visit:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV and also SEARCH Recipes & Cooking Videos on Maryann's blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.


Creating the Life  You Desire

Change in life is inevitable.  It happens when we prepare for it, and when we haven't.  Part of living successfully, or simply delicious living, is embracing change and even rejoicing in it. In this podcast, SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares how to embrace change, set goals and visualize the life you desire with making a Life Board.

Visit:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV and also SEARCH "Scrapbook or Life Board" on Maryann's blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com.


Celebrating Love on St. Valentine's Day

Throughout the ages, Valentine's Day has been celebrated in many ways across the globe.  It's been recorded that Valentine's Day greetings date back to the Middle Ages, with written Valentine sentiments coming much later.  In this podcast by SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer, Maryann talks about the history of St. Valentine and offers some great Valentine's Day ideas that will inspire you! Visit and SUBSCRIBE to:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.tv and Maryann's Blog, SimplyDeliciousLiving.com

Read the St. Valentine's Day transcript.  Find out more about "The Lost Valentine" (co-written/produced by Maryann) starring Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt.



Tune into YOU for the New Year!

The week between Christmas and New Year's is often a time when life can slow down a bit.  Take some time to TUNE INTO YOU.  Relax, Rejuvenate and Focus on what's important to YOU.  Listen to this podcast by SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer.  Also Visit and SUBSCRIBE to:  SimplyDeliciousLiving.tv and Maryann's Blog, SimplyDeliciousLiving.com

Get more information on this podcast and a transcript on Maryann's blog, CLICK HERE.


Holiday Stress Busters!

The November-December Holiday season is a great time to celebrate with family and friends.  However, while it’s a joyous time, it can also be a stressful and demanding time.  Perhaps you’ll have a houseful of guests?  If that’s the case cleaning, cooking and entertaining can be daunting.  Maybe you have a lot of gifts to buy in a down economy or perhaps it will be the first season you’ll be without a cherished loved one. What are some ways you can keep the joy and curb the stress? Listen to this podcast with SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer. 

CLICK HERE to Get Dr. Bunny Vreeland's FREE STRESS REDUCTION AUDIO DOWNLOAD


Halloween Costumes - Get creative with thrifty and reusable costumes this Halloween!

Halloween costumes,depending upon how elaborate you intend to get, can cost at a minimum, $25 on up per costume.  If you've got several children or family members to outfit, the dollars can mount (along with the candy and other halloween fun you're going to have!).  So why not get creative with reusable Halloween costumes.  In this podcast, SimplyDeliciousLiving.tv Host Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some great ideas and tips for simply delicious thrifty and reusable Halloween costumes.  Visit & SUBSCRIBE to Maryann's Blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.tv (or SimplyDeliciousLiving.com)
 


Ring Shui: Move Your Rings, Change Your Life Interview with author Barbara A. Berg

Would you like to improve your love and family relationships?

Do you have a desire for a more loving marriage?  Or are you looking for your perfect mate?

Would you like to land a better paying job?

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer talks to author Barbara A. Berg about her latest book, Ring Shui - More About Move Your Rings, Change Your Life (Revised & Expanded Edition).  When it comes to hand/ring accessorizing, Barbara Berg explains how utilizing a combination of ancient art and modern psychology ("Ring Shui") can impact your life.  For more information on Barbara, visit:  RingShui.com.  To make an appointment with Barbara for a FREE consultation and/or to book her for a speaking engagement, party or event, call (909) 786-7201.


Also Visit & SUBSCRIBE to Maryann's Blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


Simply Delicious Vacations

It’s important for everyone to take a break from life as they know it and revel in the delicious luxury of vacation and of not doing anything  - or doing as they please. 

Vacations are a great way to connect to yourself and to those you love.  

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some great tips for simply delicious vacations! Visit & SUBSCRIBE to Maryann's Blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com!


Father's Day Tribute

Father's Day is a special celebration honoring and paying tribute to Fathers and Fatherhood around the globe.

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer shares the origins of Father's Day in a special Father's Day podcast.

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Maryann's Blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


Healing Meditation & Prayer

Many studies demonstrate prayer and meditation have been linked to fighting depression, lowering blood pressure, reducing stress and promoting a sense of well-being.

In this podcast, Maryann Ridini Spencer shares tips on how to get started creating that mind•body•spirit balance!

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Maryann's Blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


STOP: Smell the Flowers!

Are you rushing around and letting the good things in life pass you by?

Never have enough time?  Taking meals in your car or at your desk as a routine?

STOP!  Smell the Flowers! 

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer shares tips on how to enjoy life by stopping to smell the flowers each day. 

SUBSCRIBE to Maryann's Blog atSimplyDeliciousLiving.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


Work Spaces that Work!

Whether you're working in a corporate office, or as many people are these days, in a home office, it's important to create a space that is comfortable as well as one that supports productivity and positive inspiration. 

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer shares tips on creating a special workplace that supports your creativity and productivity!

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Maryann's Blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


A Mother's Love:  The Origins of Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a special celebration honoring and paying tribute to Mothers and Motherhood.

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer shares the origins of Mother's Day in a special Mother's Day podcast.

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Maryann's Blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


Superhero of Change

Feeling stressed and nervous about the recent changes in your life?

Having trouble coping with an unexpected happening?


SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer, talks about Change & Flexibility and how you can be Your Own Superhero of Change!

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Maryann's Blog at SimplyDeliciousLiving.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!

Direct download: Change.m4a
Category:Simply Delicious Living (Healthy Lifestyles & Creative Inspirations) -- posted at: 3:43pm PDT

Intuition:  Follow Your Truth

Have you ever had a "gut" feeling about something - positive or negative - that gives you an extra insight into a particular situation? 

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer, talks about intuition - why it's so important and how you can develop yours! 

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Maryann's Blog at SDLTV.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!

Direct download: Intuition.m4a
Category:Simply Delicious Living (Healthy Lifestyles & Creative Inspirations) -- posted at: 8:04am PDT

Blues Busting Tips

Feeling lethargic and blue and like you don't want to face the world?

Hiding under the covers in your PJs, overeating for comfort and watching too much TV as an escape?

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares 10 Tips that are sure to Bust the Blues and get you on the road to happy again!

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Recipe & Video Blog at SDLTV.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


Express Yourself with Arts & Crafts!

Getting creative with Arts & Crafts is a fantastic way to express yourself.  Not only is it fulfilling, it can give you a wonderful sense of accomplishment, boost self-esteem and unleash a more playful side of you! 

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares some creative idea and unique homemade gift and table setting centerpiece ideas that are sure to be the topic of conversation this Easter and Passover holiday season.

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Recipe & Video Blog at SDLTV.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


Scrapbook Dreams:  The Power of Visualization

Scrapbooking  is a great way to focus on your dreams and desires to assist  you in the "creative visualization" and "affirmation" process of helping you to achieve your goals in life.

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares some tips to help you on your scrapbook journey!

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Recipe & Video Blog at SDLTV.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


Conscious Eating:  It's More Than Just A Meal!

 

Simply Delicious Living is, in part, about making every meal an experience and – when it comes your body-mind-spirit balance – it’s about living a healthy, creative, fulfilling and joyous life.

Do you catch meals on the go?  Eat pre-prepared, packaged foods?  Sometimes forgo the fresh fruits and vegetables? 

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares some tips eating that nourish your body and soul!

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Recipe & Video Blog at SDLTV.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!

 


You've heard the saying "You are what you eat?" Well, you are definitely what you think and what you believe!

SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV's Maryann Ridini Spencer explores creating abundance, positive thinking and visualization to achieve your best life.

Visit & SUBSCRIBE to our Recipe & Video Blog at SDLTV.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


SimplyDeliciousLiving.TV Host, Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares tips on how to live and love in a TMT (Too Much Technology) FREE ZONE.

Visit and SUBSCRIBE to our Recipe & Video Blog at SDLTV.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!


Luck of the Irish?

From The Writer's Desk at SimplyDeliciousLiving.tv, host Maryann Ridini Spencer, shares some "Food For Thought" about "luck".  Does it exist, or is it something you create?

Visit & SUBSCRIBE our Recipe & Video Blog at SDLTV.com for great, easy-to-make recipes, body•mind•spirit inspirations and creative living ideas!