2013 November 19, Featuring Mar Jennings

Guest: Lifestyle Expert Mar Jennings discusses holiday gift giving.

Tune in to hear Mar and Trevor discuss great holiday gift options for this season!

Mar Jennings is a modern lifestyle expert, television personality and author known for his signature style: casual luxury. He has garnered praise and recognition as a definitive source on home, gardening and lifestyle, and as a resourceful and creative entrepreneur. His simple yet clever tips and complete projects inspire you to make life and family easy and fun—from gardening to decorating, from entertaining to fashion. His dynamic website www.marjennings.com captures his essence and has become a home resource for all who are looking to improve their everyday life.

Mar is the best-selling author of Life On Mar’s, A Four Season Garden, an award-winning deluxe oversized coffee table book that chronicles the evolution of his Westport, Connecticut garden and how he planned it to provide visual interest and beauty through all four seasons. He has followed it up with the next book in the series, Creating Casual Luxury, in which he reveals–for the first time–his 6 Casual Luxury design principles by touring the reader through every room in his home. His personal style is high-energy, and his creativity always shows through. He draws inspiration from projects he creates for his own home, clients, friends,  family and for his charming miniature schnauzer, Violet. In addition, Mar is currently in pre-production on several television programs.

2013 November 12, Trevor Crow & Maryann Karinch

Guest: Co-authors Trevor Crow and Maryann Karinch discuss their newly published book, Forging Healthy Connections.

From the moment of birth to the second we die, we need relationships. We get sick, mentally and physically, without the emotional and physical security that flows from positive connections to other human beings.

In Forging Healthy Connections, marriage and family therapist and talk show host Trevor Crow and writer Maryann Karinch explore strategies for setting up and maintaining secure personal connections in our professional and personal lives. They show how to build a healthy network of connections so we can create an emotional safe haven that directly and positively impacts our health. They examine why so many of us fail or lose relationships as we age, discuss the types of relationships we might be lacking, explore trust issues, explain the reciprocal effect and, most importantly, describe how to establish and practice empathy with friends, family and business associates.

Forging Healthy Connections is a powerful resource for combating the loss of personal bonds in today’s impersonal digital age. It provides readers with the tools needed to achieve and maintain healthy personal connections that will ultimately lead to a lifetime of satisfaction, fulfillment and meaningful relationships.

Maryann Karinch is the author of eighteen books, most of which focus on human behavior, and is the founder of The Rudy Agency, a literary agency specializing in non-fiction. She holds bachelors and masters degrees from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and is a certified personal trainer.

2013 November 5, Featuring Reverend Laura Whitmore, Tiffany Garrity, Karen Amster-Young & Pam Godwin

Guest: Reverend Laura Whitmore and Tiffany Garrity from Rooms with a View.

Reverend Laura Whitmore of Southport Congregational Church in Southport, CT, and event co-chair Tiffany Garrity joined Trevor to talk about this year’s designer showcase. The event, held annually, is the brainchild of the late and great Interior Designer Albert Hadley.

Guest: Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin, co-authors of The 52 Weeks, Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck.

Edging into forty-something, Karen and Pam found themselves in a state of stuck. They had checked off many of their major life goals-career, husband, children, friends-but they lost momentum. After griping over drinks one night, they came up with a plan to face their fears, rediscover their interests, renew their relationships, and give back to the community. They challenged themselves to try one new thing every week for a year-from test-driving Maseratis to rock climbing to dance lessons-and to blog about their journeys.

Karen Amster-Young is a marketing and public relations veteran and has amassed many PR awards, including a spot on PR Week’s “Forty PR Stars under Forty” at age thirty-three. She is also a freelance writer. Karen lives with her husband and daughter in New York City.

Pam Godwin began her career as a caseworker for a nonprofit refugee reset­tlement agency. After getting her master’s degree in elementary education, she taught in New York City public schools as a classroom teacher and literacy specialist. She lives with her husband and children in New York City.

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2013 October 29, Featuring Jennifer Holland

Guest: Jennifer Holland, author of Unlikely Loves.

Packed with beautiful, breathtaking full-color photographs, Unlikely Loves is a celebration of love between species. The book is filled with stories of parental love, like the Dalmatian who mothers a newborn lamb-a lamb that just happens to be white with black spots! Stories of playful love, including the fox and the hound who become inseparable. And stories of orphaned animals who have found family-like ties in unexpected combinations, like the elephant who’s bonded with sea lions, goats, and other animals in her walks around the Oregon Zoo.

Holland has interviewed scientists, zoologists, and animal caretakers from around the world, tracking down firsthand sources and eyewitnesses. The stories are written with journalistic integrity and detail—and always filled with the author’s deep affection for her subjects.

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2013 October 22, Broadcast from “Sports, Spirits & Shaves”

Broadcast from the event “Sports, Spirits & Shaves” at Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club in Westport, CT, with part of the proceeds benefitting The Make-A-Wish Connecticut. Guests included Deb Placey, Danny Kanell, American Harvest organic vodka, Dr. Andrew Kornstein and more!

Guest: Deb Placey, anchor and commentator for the NJ Devils.

Deb Placey is a is a news anchor/reporter for the New Jersey Devils’ televised home and road games on MSG Plus and the MSG Network. She is one of the hosts of NHL Live and also has hosted live, on-location reports for major events on NHL Network, such as the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the NHL Entry Draft. Her husband, Ed Placey, has worked at ESPN for twenty years and works alongside Danny Kanell. Placey’s favorite part of her job is interacting with the people she works with and the people she meets.

Guest: Danny Kanell, former NY Giants Quarterback and current ESPN Sportscaster.

Danny Kanell is a college football analyst for ESPN networks. He joined ESPN in 2010 as a college football game and studio analyst, primarily on ESPNU, and currently works on the ABC Saturday afternoon college football game.  Kanell’s athletic expertise spans both the collegiate and professional level in multiple sports. After playing quarterback at Florida State for four years, he was drafted into the NFL by the New York Giants in 1996 and also played for the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos until 2004. Kannell is an all around amazing athlete, being drafted by the NY Yankees after his junior year of college!

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