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Episode 57 - Annie Talks - Things You Didn't Know About Christmas - Part 2

Featured in this podcast are the National Celebrated Days in December that are associated with Christmas. Are there Things You Didn’t Know About Christmas? LISTEN NOW! Learn the history behind the December Days. WATCH the full video episode on Annie Talks TV at Watch "Things You Didn't Know About Christmas - Part 1" here: December 4 National Cookie Day December 8 National Brownie Day December 12 Gingerbread House Day December 15...


Episode 56 - Annie Talks with Carley Congdon from The Young Americans | Magic of Christmas

We are full swing into the holiday season and I am excited to tell you about a show you won’t want to miss. I’m talking about THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS performed by THE YOUNG AMERICANS at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts. The show runs from December 6th through the 16th. All 250 Young Americans cast members will take the stage showcasing a plethora of musical talent with over 6,000 costumes, 30 festive scene changes, and state-of-the-art 45-foot LED walls. Musical numbers range...


Episode 55 - Annie Talks with Anna Madorsky | Disney On Ice presents DARE TO DREAM | Ice Skater

Joining me in this episode of Annie Talks is the graceful and beautiful ice skating performer, ANNA MADORSKY. Learn how she got started skating, who influenced her while growing up, her competition years at the US National and Junior Olympic levels, and how she’s involved in her community. Anna performs in Disney On Ice presents DARE TO DREAM as Elsa from the blockbuster hit "Frozen." The show features some of Disney’s famed princesses who will spark the courage in all of us! Moana sets sail...


Episode 54 - Annie Talks with The Lee Sisters | Emi and Lise Lee | New CD - Uke Shoes

My guests on this episode are The Lee Sisters! As you’ve heard they are launching their first-ever CD. I’m so honored to have them both on this show and I cannot wait for you all to hear about how they got started. You’ll even get a sneak peek at two songs from the CD later on in the show concluding with the lightning round. So you’ll want to listen all the way to the end for that. First, I would like to shout to out Uncle Kamaka Brown, the creative director of the Sandwich Islands Network...


Episode 53 - Annie Talks with George Zhao | Hanart Culture | Chinese Lantern Festival Arrives in LA

I had the privilege of speaking with George Zhao, president of Hanart Culture, which is the producer of the event. The Festival brings over 1,000 handcrafted illuminated lanterns depicting larger than life animals and transforming festival-goers into a colorful wonderland. The Festival runs for eight weeks January 6, 2019. This is a great social outing for the young and the young at heart, families, small or large groups. The theme of the Chinese Lantern Festival is “The Wild”, showcasing...


Episode 52 - Annie Talks with Tim Pahuta | Fmr. Pro Baseball Player | 1st Life Mapping Coach in U.S.

My guest on this episode is a former professional baseball player, Tim Pahuta. Tim was originally drafted in the 21st round (624th overall) in 2001 by the Pittsburg Pirates but opted to attend Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. In 2005, Tim was drafted again, this time by the Washington Nationals ion the 18th round (534th overall) where he signed and played professionally in the minor league system from 2005 to 2013. Tim has traveled the nation for the past 15 years, rarely...


Episode 51 - Annie Talks with Maura Sweeney | Ambassador of Happiness | Living Happy Inside Out

Maura Sweeney is an author, a renowned international speaker, a highly-sought after guest for her engaging demeanor and thought-provoking perspectives, and has been featured in over 300 media outlets including the BBC Radio with Host Simon Hoban and NBC TV’s syndicated Daytime show. Maura had spent a decade in corporate management, raised and homeschooled a daughter, and helped her husband launch and grow a successful computer firm. But with a daughter getting ready for college, Maura pulled...


Episode 50 - Annie Talks with Roni Lambrecht | Author Shares Tips About Being a Mindful Parent

In this episode, my guest, Roni Lambrecht, shares her story about losing her only son, Dalton in an ATV accident. He was 15 years old at the time. Together with her husband John, Roni's world would change forever. It was through their grieving process, that led Roni to write two books: PARENTING AT YOUR BEST: POWERFUL REFLECTIONS AND STRAIGHTFORWARD TIPS FOR BECOMING A MINDFUL PARENT A PARENT'S GUIDE FOR JOURNALING TO THEIR CHILD: SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR WRITING HEARTFELT LOVE LETTERS TO YOUR...


Episode 49 - Annie Talks with Shawn Anderson | Creator of EXTRA MILE DAY | Power to Create Change

Shawn Anderson is a #1 ranked motivational author, unlimited thinker, and lifetime entrepreneur with a history of inspiring others. A seven-time author, Shawn is also the creator of Extra Mile Day...a day recognizing the power we each have to create positive change when we "go the extra mile." (On 11/1/17, 527 cities made the declaration and recognized local extra-mile heroes.) Shawn walks his talk. Besides having inspired tens of thousands through his speaking and writing (including an...


Episode 48 - Annie Talks with Thom King | CEO of Icon Foods and Author of GUY GONE KETO Shares Tips

In this podcast episode, I had the pleasure of talking with Thom King, the CEO of Steviva Brands, Inc., and Icon Foods - an ingredients company that supplies sports nutrition companies with sweeteners for products and drink mixes that support a ketogenic lifestyle, sugar-free lifestyle or low-carb paleo lifestyle. Thom, who has always had a fascination with nutrition, battled with weight gain throughout his childhood. Thom shares his story with his consumption of sugar, how sugar was...


Episode 47 - Annie Talks with Juliet Lemar | Host of 'Life Reflected' | National Champ Olympic-level

Episode 47 - Annie Talks with Juliet Lemar | On-air Talent, Writer, and Creator of 'Life Reflected' Shares About Her Life as a National Champion Olympic-Level Gymnast and Journey as a Caretaker Juliet's story was recently published in Voyage LA magazine: She talks about the road to becoming a National Champion Olympic-level gymnast. Juliet also shares a very touching story about her journey as her mother's...


Episode 46 - Annie Talks with Annett Bone | Host of The Dancepreneuring Studio Podcast Returns to Da

For this episode, I had the wonderful pleasure of speaking with Annett Bone. She is the creator and host of The Dancepreneuring Studio podcast here in the Los Angeles area. Annett talks about what it was like to live in a biracial household being half Korean and half Chamorro. She also talks about returning to her first love of dance after a 20+year hiatus. It was during that 20-year hiatus that Annett experienced struggles with depression, massive weight gain, and abusive mentorship...


Episode 45 - Annie Talks with Leonard Dozier | Voice Actor - One of the Primary Voices of NFL Films

One thing I enjoy about my podcast is getting to know my guests no matter the topic, whether we're highlighting amazing athletes, talking with entertainers, or entrepreneurs, I absolutely love talking with guests. And I've said it before, I love behind-the-scenes or a great backstory. My guest on this episode is Leonard Dozier who is a multi-faceted actor, voice actor, recording artist, songwriter and musician who is one of the primary voices for NFL Films. His distinctive voice can be heard...


Episode 44 - Annie Talks with Nick Kern | How I Overcame Ulcerative Colitis to Play Professional Bas

In this second episode the AMAZING ATHLETES series, my next guest is NICK KERN who hails from the city of Brea, Calif. Nick is an NCAA Baseball Champion, recipient of the Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Award, and the 2017 Muscle Milk Athlete of the Year. Nick attended UCLA from 2013 to 2017 earning a degree in Physiological Science while competing for the Division 1 baseball team. While at UCLA, Nick’s dreams and aspirations were put on hold when he was diagnosed with Ulcerative...


Episode 43 - Annie Talks with Isaac Wenrich | Pro Baseball Player Returns After Heart Attack, Named

My guest on this episode is the first of many more guests in the brand new series called "AMAZING ATHLETES." Isaac Wenrich is a professional baseball player on the Road Warriors team in the Atlantic League. The Atlantic League is an independent baseball league in the mid-Atlantic and Northeastern Unites States spanning the nation from Lancaster, Pennsylvania; York, Pennsylvania; Central Islip, New York; New Britain, Connecticut; Bridgewater, New Jersey; Waldorf, Maryland; and one team from...


Episode 42 - Annie Talks with Terri Mendez | Find Your Happie with TREs Beau | Never Stop Growing

As we continue with my favorite series - the ENTREPRENEUR series, my next guest is Terri Mendez, someone I had known for many many years. We were good friends back in junior high school and then into high school, and as the years passed, life happened, we went our separate ways, and eventually, we lost touch with one another. But through the power of social media, we were able to reconnect and through another mutual friend, I found out about her business. Terri and her family moved from...


Episode 41 - Annie Talks with Andrei Duman | Award-Winning Travel and Landscape Photographer | Up fr

As we continue with the entrepreneur series, I also feature entertainers, performers, musicians and creative artists and we talk about projects their working on and so on. Now my next guest is not only a successful entrepreneur, but he is also a creative artist, an award-winning travel and landscape photographer based in Los Angeles, California -- ANDREI DUMAN. Originally from Romanian and transplanted in the United States, Andrei moved to New York for several years before settling in LA...


Episode 40 - Annie Talks with Joan Dizon | Living the Daydream

As we continue with the ENTREPRENEUR series, I wanted to highlight a dynamic woman business-owner. This person is someone whose promo appeared on my Facebook newsfeed. I was drawn to her almost instantaneously due largely in part by her photos from the beach, from exotic-looking places, and secondly by her story. And you know how much I love a good story! My guest on this episode is Joan Dizon -- a wife, mom, traveler, & entrepreneur. She is the CEO of 'Living The Daydream.' Joan says she...


Episode 39 - Annie Talks with Alissa Hunnicutt | New 'Something' CD Launch

My guest on this episode is a very special person who I met toward the end of 2017. You may recognize her name as she was my guest on Episode 12. At the time when we first talked with her, she was currently working on a very special project. So, in this podcast I've asked her back onto the show to talk about the completion of that project and I cannot wait for you to hear all about it. I'm talking about the beautiful and talented Alissa Hunnicutt who has made a name for herself as a...


Episode 38 - Annie Talks with Jasmine Wallace | CEO of Ku'uipo Creations | Hawai'ian Island-Inspired

My guest on today's episode is Jasmine Wallace, the CEO, and mastermind of Ku'uipo Creations, a one-stop shop of Polynesian hand-made men and women apparel, as well as other island-inspired products such as hats, coffee mugs, Keike (or children's) apparel, jewelry, hair trinkets, and many other products. Jasmine, who loves to knit, crochet, and sew utilizes all these skills in creating special one-of-a-kind or hard-to-find items. She also has a passion for soapmaking and creating lip balms...