09/01/16 RTIR E-zine: Weiner, Good Grades, Ovarian Cancer Awareness

September 1, 2016

01. Donald Trump Goes to Mexico
02. Anthony Weiner – Why is He Such a Weiner?
03. Has the War on Terror Become Too Profitable?
04. True Story of Doc’s Near Death Experience
05. Heavy Backpacks Lead to ‘Backpack Brain’
06. How Anyone Can Get Straight ‘A’s
07. Don’t Let Tests Define Kids
08. How to Love Your Empty Nest
09. 51 Pregnant NYC Women have Zika
10. September – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
11. Are Your Talents Wasted at Work?
12. Clinton, Trump, Biblical Prophecy and the Election
13. Why Politicians Make Lousy Leaders
14. Can Numerology Explain This Crazy Election?
15. Take a Nostalgic Trip with a Former TWA Stewardess

1. ==> Donald Trump Goes to Mexico

Donald Trump made a last-minute trip Wednesday to
Mexico in his first visit as the Republican nominee to
meet with a world leader — one who has publicly
insulted him and criticized his immigration and border
policies. Manuel Perez-Roch says, “Mexican President
“Peña Nieto is opening the doors of Mexico to a
xenophobe he once compared to Hitler. Trump has
vilified Mexicans and continues promising a wall
between our countries. By doing this Peña Nieto
demonstrates how weak and temeros he is, and is
legitimizing Trump’s twisted solutions that will only
further aggravate problems.” He adds, “Ironically, it
is Peña Nieto who will defend NAFTA, when ordinary
Mexicans have been the biggest losers of this trade
deal. It devastated the Mexican countryside, bankrupted
thousands of small businesses, destroyed entire
national industries and made Mexicans produce and
consume food the American way (no wonder Mexico´s
obesity rate has matched that of the U.S.).” Perez-Roch
is associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies
and the author of several articles about free trade
agreements. Contact him at manuel@ips-dc.org,
2. ==> Anthony Weiner – Why is He Such a Weiner?

Disgraced former New York senator Anthony Weiner is
back in the news after his wife left him over yet
another sexting incident, this one while his toddler
son was nearby. Asked by reporters for his side of the
story, Weiner confessed that he has a blind spot. Does
he? According to Kalliope Barlis, he does. As a sex
addict, Weiner pictures in his mind only the
satisfaction he will receive from sexting without
seeing the consequences ahead. In other words, he’s
blind to them. Barlis compares Weiner’s actions to
watching a movie but stopping the action prematurely.
If instead, he had continued the movie forward to
envision his wife leaving him, no longer having daily
access with his son, making a mockery of himself and
his marriage, and how he might end up with no friends
or family to stand by his side, things would be
different. Barlis says we all run movies in our heads
and can change the script to make better decisions.
Barlis is a Licensed Trainer of NLP and doctor of
acupuncture whose upcoming book is “Replay Your Game.”
Reach her at (718)751-5105,  ask@buildingyourbest.com

3. ==> Has the War on Terror Become Too Profitable?

In the movie War Dogs, Jonah Hill and Miles Teller play
inexperienced twentysomethings who somehow end up with
a $300 million arms contract from the Pentagon during
the Iraq War. Doing well at the box office, the new
movie provides a stepping off point to discuss the
profitability of the War on Terror and which companies
are making the most from it. According to Gwen
Griffith-Dickson, with the CIA outsourcing some 40
percent of its operations to “cowboys” like those
played by Hill and Teller, the War on Terror has become
so much of a moneymaker that there is little incentive
to find peaceful alternatives to ending it. Griffith-
Dickson is the creator of a program taken by more than
2,000 people that prevented a terrorist attack. She
also managed the UK’s de-radicalization program. She
has worked with both the UK and U.S. governments and
police. Born and raised in Hawaii, Griffith-Dickson is
the author of the counterterrorism-based novel
“Bleedback.” Reach her at ggd@lokahi.org.uk

4. ==> True Story of Doc’s Near Death Experience

As the chief anesthesiologist at Bakersfield Heart
Hospital, Rajiv Parti, MD was responsible for putting
patients to sleep while undergoing complicated and
delicate heart surgeries. Although he was renowned in
his field, he had somehow lost compassion for his
patients and was caught up in the materialism his
lucrative profession allowed. Then, on Christmas Day,
2010, Parti underwent an emergency surgery for a life-
threatening infection. While under the knife, he had a
near-death experience (NDE) that changed his life
completely. Dr. Parti will discuss what happened during
his experience and how he underwent a near complete
personality transformation in the weeks and months
following his operation. He now tours the country,
holding workshops to demonstrate methods of healing to
help others overcome addiction, depression, and chronic
pain. Dr. Parti and Paul Perry have co-written “Dying
to Wake Up: A Doctor’s Voyage into the Afterlife and
the Wisdom He Brought Back.” Contact Erin Dean at (661)
255-8283; erin@steveallenmedia.com

5. ==> Heavy Backpacks Lead to ‘Backpack Brain’
Since the mid-90s, school children have been carrying
heavy backpacks back and forth to school every day.
Doctors and parents have expressed concerns that these
heavy backpacks may be contributing to musculo-skeletal
problems. But Bob Prichard has found another, much more
serious hazard—less oxygen to a growing brain. “The
only way you can carry loads that are up to 30% of your
body weight is to massively tense up the muscles in
your shoulders, chest and stomach. Overusing muscles
like this creates microfibers, or mild scar tissue, in
the connective tissue between the muscles. These
microfibers tend to accumulate over time, restricting
the normal expansion of the chest during breathing and
reducing the amount of oxygen going to the brain 24/7.
We call this ‘Backpack Brain’.” Prichard says the
problem may be even more serious. He believes heavy
school backpacks may have contributed to the rise in
depression in young adults. Bob Prichard is president
of Somax Performance Institute, which uses motion
analysis and microfiber reduction techniques to
increase the flow of oxygen, enhance athletic
performance and reverse age-related stiffness. Contact
him at (415) 435-9880 (CA); bprichard@somaxsports.com

6. ==> How Anyone Can Get Straight ‘A’s

No matter how poor a student’s grades were last year,
Akram Alashari says they have the potential to be an
‘A’ student this year. Akram, who is known as the Peak
Performance Doctor, at 23 became a doctor and then was
one of the youngest people ever board certified as a
surgeon, scoring among the highest percentiles on the
medical licensing examinations. Now 31, he wants to
help students in high school and college overcome their
limiting beliefs, end their procrastination and perform
the goal-setting work they need to excel. He’ll explain
how parents can help their children reach their full
potential. You’ll learn ways social media can be
utilized to assist students in meeting their goals, how
to get students to buy into the concept of improving
their grades, and more. He is the author of “The Power
of the Peak State: Massively Enhance Your Personal
Potential.” Contact him at (888) 233-4553 or
7. ==> Don’t Let Tests Define Kids

Students who struggle in school – and their parents –
dread September and the start of the new year. Teens,
especially, feel pressure to perform on tests and Andro
Donovan says many equate their worth with their scores.
Andro began her career teaching English literature to
disengaged students, learning how to inspire them about
their lives and futures. Invite her to share what she
learned with parents whose children are approaching the
new school year with a sense of dread and fear of
failure. You’ll learn how to help quiet the negative
inner voice that inhibits a child’s personal growth and
promote optimism, and ways to challenge children to
discover who they really are and what they are capable
of achieving. Andro Donovan English taught literature
in some of the roughest schools in London before
changing her focus to corporate leadership development.
She is best known for her life-changing retreats which
take place around the world. “Motivate Yourself: Get
the Life You Want, Find Purpose and Achieve Fulfilment”
is her first book. Contact her at +4407711238410;
andro@trend.co.uk; andro@androdonovan.com; Skype:

8. ==> How to Love Your Empty Nest

College is an exciting time—both for students and
parents—but it can also be disorienting and sad when
you find your home a little bit quieter than you’d
like. Millions of parents are getting used to the
childless-life this fall, and some are dealing with it
better than others. Invite transition expert Brenda
Reynolds to share ways to embrace this new time of
life. From career issues to marriage dynamics, she’ll
discuss ways empty nesters can rediscover old passions
and find new interests that will help ease their
transition into the next phase of life. Brenda is an
organizational development expert and the founder of
BKR Consulting. Her upcoming book is “How to Find
Clarity and Confidence in Uncertain Times.” Contact her
at (610) 639-5722;

9. ==> 51 Pregnant NYC Women have Zika

There are 51 pregnant women in New York City with the
Zika virus, according to health officials, and the
total number of individuals infected with the virus has
increased to 505. The city’s department of health also
confirmed that as of Aug. 19, there have been five
sexually transmitted cases of Zika, including the
first-known case in the world of a woman transmitting
the virus to a male partner. Dr. Jim Roach says the
genie is out of the bottle when it comes to Zika. “Two
Haitian men have been found to have Zika in their semen
6 months after being infected. Meaning men who travel
to south Florida or the Caribbean might potentially be
able to transmit it to their spouse 6 months or
potentially years later. We will likely have thousands
of cases within a few months.” Roach, a leading
integrative practitioner, will share what the virus is,
who is most at risk, and the best ways to prevent it.
He’ll even discuss anti-viral strategies and give ideas
on how to protect against brain shrinkage even when
Zika-infected. Jim Roach, MD, has appeared on numerous
radio and TV programs. He’s a speaker, consultant,
educator, researcher, and widely sought clinician with
patients from across the country. Contact him at (859)
846-4453 (office);  jproach@aol.com

10. ==> September – Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Talking about cancer makes just about everyone
uncomfortable, but Jen Coken, a stand-up comic,
political activist and life coach, takes on the subject
with candor and humor. Jen, whose mother died from
ovarian cancer, can discuss the warning signs of the
disease and share tips for anyone who wants to be a
better friend to someone with cancer but feels they
need to tiptoe around any discussion of the disease.
You’ll learn how to focus on facts (and not fears), why
you should say everything to avoid regrets, and ways to
empower patients and respect their treatment decisions.
Jen spent six years on the stand-up comedy circuit. Her
new is book, “When I Die, Take My Panties: Turning Your
Darkest Moments into Your Greatest Gifts.” Contact her
at (303) 859-9081; jencoken@gmail.com

11. ==> Are Your Talents Wasted at Work?

Most of your listeners have 9 to 5 jobs that don’t
utilize their full talents, let alone their passions.
As a result, they are “lunch bag-carrying wage worms”
getting by but not thriving. In celebration of Labor
Day, invite Carol Wokoh to share how anyone can find
their true life’s path—the tasks they were meant to
carry out that will bring them joy. She’ll explain how
to revisit your childhood for clues about what you
should be doing to be happy at work and share her own
journey of leaving her comfortable job for one that
brings her much greater satisfaction. Carol is a
professional and personal development coach. Contact
her at ceo@caranetconsult.com

12. ==> Clinton, Trump, Biblical Prophecy and the

For a very different discussion about the upcoming
presidential election, invite Dr. Tim Dailey to talk
about American culture, our current and near future
political situation and whether or not it relates to
biblical prophecy (and if so, how?). The author of
“Apocalypse Rising:  Chaos in the Middle East, the Fall
of the West and Other Signs of the End Times”, will
discuss the possible role of the United
States/presidential election in Biblical prophecy as
well as America’s role on the world stage. He says,
“The mysterious nature of the eschatological texts
allows for varying outcomes, depending upon the
spiritual response of a nation.”  So … what outcome
are we headed for?  And how could the election of each
candidate effect that outcome differently?” Dr. Timothy
Dailey is a Christian scholar and bestselling author.
Contact Jason Jones at jason@press.prbythebook.com

13. ==> Why Politicians Make Lousy Leaders

Many Americans are frustrated and angry about the lack
of quality candidates on the ballot. Why are we so
disappointed with those who choose to run for office?
Jackie Freedman says, “The characteristics and
strategies of politicians are inconsistent with those
of great leaders. For instance, politicians are often
motivated by the desire for power and recognition while
great leaders desire neither. Politicians often like to
show us who to blame for problems while great leaders
don’t, for several reasons. They recognize that blaming
divides rather than unites us and that it focuses us on
the past rather than on solutions for the future.”
Jackie Freedman is a leadership expert, consultant and
facilitator. She’s the author of “Updraft: The
Aerodynamics of Great Leadership.” Contact her at (908)
996-1003; jfreedman@deltavstrategies.com.

14. ==> Can Numerology Explain This Crazy Election?

Lee Romanov delivers a different take on the
presidential election by using the ancient science of
numerology. She’ll share what analyzing the “numbers”
of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump reveal, including
who is likely to be president and why we are seeing
such craziness in their campaigns and demeanors.
Numerology uses a person’s name and birthday to obtain
their personal numeric code that provides insight into
a person’s life path, personality and destiny. Once a
skeptic, Romanov changed her tune after learning that
numerology was introduced by one of the world’s
greatest mathematicians and scholars, Pythagoras, whose
theorem you probably remember from school. No flake,
Romanov is an accomplished entrepreneur who has made
millions of dollars. Reach her at (949) 877-01723 or

15. ==> Take a Nostalgic Trip with a Former TWA

Back in the 1960s when Trans World Airlines took people
“up, up and away,” air travel was more glamorous than
it is today. So too were the stewardesses who made
travelers feel at home. Whether they lived through the
era or just know about it from “Mad Men,” former TWA
stewardess Anneros Valensi will transport your audience
back to the time when stews’ standard uniforms included
white gloves, high heels, stockings, miniskirts,
scarves and hats and they prepared food on the plane
and served first-class passengers on real china. It was
also a time when stewardesses were weighed monthly,
required to wear their hair a certain length, use the
same color nail polish and fired when they became
pregnant. Anneros can talk about what it was like to
see the world, live with six stewardesses in one
apartment, and encounter a scruffy looking celebrity.
She’ll also share why she believes air travel then was
more special than it is today. A German native who has
lived in the Bronx for many years, she is the author of
the upcoming book “America the Beautiful: Through the
Eyes of an Immigrant.” Reach her at (718) 549-1407;

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