Archive | April 2011

The Gift of Girlfriends

Tune in to Help, Hope & Healing, WWLZ820am Talk Radio, Saturday, April 30th, 12-1pm EST.  My guests are Louise Cady Fernandes & Marci Lubore Calantonio, two beautiful soul sisters of mine.  The three of us will be discussing friendships, and how it affects your health and happiness on a daily basis.  Join the conversation and call us during the show at 607-732-4820 or 1-866-732-4820.  We would love to hear from you!

Have a beautiful day everyone, and remember to hug a friend today!

https://i0.wp.com/profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/41598_111514418882953_3789_n.jpgLouise has been a friend of mine since sixth grade.  We grew up swimming together and sharing many ups and downs in this life.  We’ve had countless amazing experiences together;  the thrill of swimming competitions, the sadness of loss, the joy of girlfriend trips, the challenges of struggles in our lives, and the contentment of knowing, in the end, a friend is a friend for life.  Louise is my soul sister through and through.

Louise is a felted wool designer and has many beautiful creations at http://www.holething.com.

She also has a wonderful blog, http://www.linesofbeauty.com, addressing aging in our culture and embracing the beautiful, natural process, one wrinkle at a time.

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Marci is a beautiful spirit roaming this earth.  I met Marci about a year ago on a spiritual site.  There was a picture of her with her horse and I immediately knew our connection.  Spirit and horses.  My intuition didn’t fail me as we have discovered we are soul sisters riding similar waves on this earth plane.  We continue to learn from each other as we travel our very interesting journeys.

Marci has an interior design business and is currently working on creating her website, Go To Your Room! Designs, where inner beauty creates interior bliss…simply developed in 3 crucial steps, leaving the client with a feeling of ease and contentment, surrounded by beauty.

The Pleasure Seeker

The pleasure principle is the psychoanalytic concept describing people seeking pleasure and avoiding suffering (pain) in order to satisfy their biological and psychological needs. The counterpart concept, the reality principle, describes people choosing to defer gratification of a desire when circumstantial reality disallows its immediate gratification. Maturity is learning to endure the pain of deferred gratification, when reality requires it;  an ego thus educated has become ‘reasonable’;  it no longer lets itself be governed by the pleasure principle, but obeys the reality principle, which also seeks to obtain pleasure, but pleasure which is assured through taking account of reality, even though it is pleasure postponed and diminished.  ~ Sigmund Freud

Where is the true fulfillment in seeking constant pleasure?  What is discovered over time is that it is fleeting, and in the end, leaves one with a feeling of emptiness, depression and boredom.  For the constant pleasure seeker, addictive behaviors emerge as they attempt to top their last fix.  Predatory and manipulative actions take precedence as the seeker avoids the inevitable…a look in the mirror.

Any time we think we can hide from our feelings, fears and deep dark secrets, we are mistaken.  We may run to avoid feeling the pain but we are only fooling ourselves.  The pain is still there, it is just manifesting as a pressure cooker ready to blow.  When we confront our feelings, including our painful past, we are allowing the wounds to scab over and heal.  Can it be an arduous process?  Yes.  Is it worth every tearful, angry, frustrating discovery?  Yes.  The only way to move through the mountain is to climb to its highest peak and back down.  No short cuts.  It takes work to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but remaining in the tunnel with tiny glimpses of light will only send you home with a load of inner loneliness at the end of the day.

Seek balance in your life.  Pleasure is a beautiful thing, combined with self-reflection, humanity and creativity.  When we live a life of consistent seeking we lose all values and decency as we search for the self-serving egotistical high. Not only are we hurting ourselves but we end up abusing others on our path to destruction.  Dig deep, connect with Spirit, ask for guidance, bring meaning into your life and it will be a life worth living.

Namaste~


Conquering Cancer With A Life Of Soul; Ani Kaspar and healing through mind, body, spirit connection

To listen to my interview with Ani Kaspar, author of  Pelicans, Coconuts & Butterflies; Conquering Cancer with a Life of Soul, simply click on the link below.  This show will also be archived under “AM-WWLZ820 Talk Radio”, titled, “Conquering Cancer with a Life of Soul”.

A special thank you to Dr. Vice Lujan for joining Ani and I in conversation and assisting many in their own healing process.

In Light, Love & Health…EnJoy

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Help, Hope & Healing Interview with Ani Kaspar; Conquering Cancer with a Life of Soul

Join Ani Kaspar and I on Help, Hope & Healing, WWLZ820am, Saturday, April 23rd, 12-1pm EST.  Call in during live broadcast; (607)732-4820.  We will be discussing Ani’s courageous journey with cancer and beyond, living healthy in everyday life.  Ani’s book, Pelicans, Coconuts & Butterflies: Conquering Cancer with a Life of Soul is an honest, and sometimes heart wrenching, account of the struggles experienced living with cancer in our society.  Ani is testament that change can happen with perseverance, faith, and belief in your inner guides.

This show will be archived April 25th under the title, “AM-WWLZ820 Talk Radio”, so you may listen at your leisure.


Anne Kaspar

Ani Kaspar is a pioneer of non-invasive alternate cures for cancer. She’s a humanitarian, seeker of truth and conduit for healing. Ani’s humanitarian call to action “Compassionate Cure for Cancer®” asks cancer patients worldwide to request the modern medical community investigate and deliver natural, less invasive methods of treating and curing cancer. She is a four-year thriver of intra-ductal carcinoma—the most prevalent breast cancer in the world. Today, Ani consults, conducts educational seminars, workshops and retreats, and is a life coach and international speaker. After abandoning Wall Street, in 2005, she founded BodyByBliss™, an international wellness consultancy. She is the creator of a unique, self-exploration method called Intuitive Sovereignty or IS™. Ani is fifty one years old and lives blissfully in Rincon, Puerto Rico with pelicans, coconuts and butterflies. book_new

Breast cancer touches the hearts and souls of everyone connected to the dis-ease. Annually billions are spent worldwide on medical research and treatments that ignore a basic tenet of the primary Hippocratic Oath: “First, Do No Harm.” Each year younger and younger women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Each year younger and younger people are diagnosed with some form of cancer, the plague of our lifetime.


Help, Hope & Healing Talk Radio; Soul Connectors, Meditation & Self Healing

To listen to my show on Soul Connectors, Meditation & Self Healing, simply click on the link below.  This show will also be archived under “AM-WWLZ820 Talk Radio” , titled, “Soul Connectors, Meditation & Self Healing with Cynthia Brennen, LMSW”. 

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*My show with Adam DeYoung has been rescheduled for May 21st, 2011.  Tune in with us then for more meditation, yoga, chakra healing & self-realization.  Namaste:)

Help, Hope & Healing Interview with Adam DeYoung; A Yogi’s Way to Self-Realization

Join Adam DeYoung and I on Help, Hope & Healing, WWLZ820am, Saturday, April 16th, 12-1pm EST.  We will be discussing a path to self-realization, kriya yoga, karma yoga, meditation, Christ consciousness, the aum vibration, chakras, monastic life and more.  This will be an hour where you can sit back, relax and tune in to your own calming center.  Calls are welcome during the show at 607-732-4820 or 1-866-732-4820.

Have a beautiful day, my friends…Namaste…



Adam practices Reiki to heal others of any physical, emotional and spiritual ailments that may be blocking the person from manifesting health, abundance and the state of well- being. He is a Reiki Master in the Usui Shiki Ryoho practice. Along with Reiki he also practices Kriya Yoga, which is the art of moving energy through the chakras for higher awareness. He is a devotee of Paramahansa Yogananda for over twenty years and has served in his Ashram for nearly two years. His spiritual practices are based on Yogananda’s teachings. In his spare time he enjoys gardening as part of his meditation practice. Throughout his life on his spiritual quest for Self- Mastery he had many interesting life experiences that had led him to the Realization that life is just a journey to remember one’s divinity. Whichever path that you resonate most is the one for you, no right or wrong just that which will bring you bliss and helping others to find their own bliss as well.

Adam also hosts his own talk radio show at www.blogtalkradio.com.


Former Lew-Port Swimming Star Still Making Waves At Age 50

Check out this beautiful article written about my lifetime friend, Louise.  We have traveled many roads together and apart.  Learned wisdom along the way, gathered strength, shared many laughs and cried a few tears.  Through thick and thin we’ve aged in years but our hearts still beat the drum of a child’s pure heart.  Aging is not a downward slope, but a beautiful hot air balloon ride, full of treasures for your viewing pleasure.  Take it ALL in…

p.s. I am also known as, Cindy Weintraub:)

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/communities/lewiston/article389229.ece

Also view Louise’s blog http://www.linesofbeauty.com