Monday, March 7, 2011

Violence Against Women Still a Problem

I had sharp, angry words for a good friend of mine today.  The discussion centered around Ad Words.  Seems "domestic violence" is very, very low on the list in Google's Ad Words.  How did Google make this decision?  Apparently, very few people search on the title "domestic violence".

Perhaps it's a subject that is still considered so awful it's swept under the rug?  Perhaps women suffering from domestic violence don't need to investigate it ~~ they're LIVING it?  Perhaps morphing the topic into real accountability would help?

Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Woman's Day.

It is a timely reminder of both the advances that we have made and the challenges that remain to protect to women and girls from domestic violence and other forms of abuse. As we wrestle with these difficult problems, we must always remember that women’s rights are human rights.

Every night I triage dozens of frantic calls on Domestic Violence.  Pick up any newspaper and you'll find horrifying stories on Domestic Violence.  Watch Nancy Grace on HLN and hear stories night after night after night. 

Domestic violence is a human-rights violation and it is an epidemic in our country and throughout our hemisphere.

Take a special moment tomorrow and give some healing thoughts for women who are abused, women who are survivors, and the issue of human rights.

My radio program,  ALL THINGS RELEVANT, has featured many strong women who have survived:
Rosaura Torres, Tauheedah Jabaar, and Karen Overhill.  In the upcoming weeks, I'll also be interviewing Robin Smith and others. 

Please don't tell me and these strong women that domestic violence isn't relavent !

(Note: if you've missed any of these revealing programs, go to  and search the archives)


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Upcoming Programs on All Things Relevant

Just a short note, to give everyone a little tease for my upcoming programs.

 Author: based on the true story of child hood abuse that turned into adult disaster.

 Author: true story of teaching guitar to inmates of   San Quentin.

 Female athlete: surfing and skiing on one leg !

 A man who was formerly abused.
One man's quest to end child abuse...PURPLE UP !

and, of course, more and more of ANSWERS FROM KAREN, with Karen Overhill.

I'm very open to suggestions, topics and YOU being interviewed, too. 
Just drop me a message here, or at Facebook.

I'll be making announcements of these shows in the upcoming days....listen in EVERY night to After Hours @  to hear great music, announcements, advertisements, important snippets, etc. It's 9pm EST to midnight, M-F.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Because we had such a HUGE number of listeners to our program, "The Rise of Indigo", we are having an encore presentation on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 at 8-9PM EST.

Our guest was Judy Fiodono and her SURFice dog, Ricochet.  To give you some background on Judy:
She is  a certified professional dog trainer, and the Founder of a 501(c)3 on profit called Puppy Prodigies Neo-natal & Early Learning Program, which focuses on puppies from birth through 8 weeks of age as their brains are developing. She also trains service dogs.

One of the dogs in the in the program who was slated to be a service dog, Ricochet, developed too much chase drive, so her role went from service dog to SURFice dog, and she's now raising funds & awareness for human/animal causes through the Puppy Prodigies program.
She's raised over $30,000 in an 8 month period, and a video of her journey went viral on YouTube and has over 3 million views.
Please tune in, through my blog, SAM'S RELEVANT STUFF tomorrow night 8-9PM EST to hear this AWESOME encore presentation ! Player is in the upper right-hand corner @
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Saturday, February 5, 2011


A close friend of mine is facing major cardiac surgery.  This knowledge has filled her with stress and anxiety.  She told me, " bedtime i am experiencing such anxiety...."
This is something I used to experience, too. 
I have a very easy method for removing it.
It is VERY important to take your time.  Really concentrate and experience each point thoroughly. 
You're in control; you remove the fluid.  At the end you will feel lighter and less anxious. 
I'll be sharing this with my friend .

  • sit in a comfortable chair.
  • close your eyes.
  • listen to your mind
  • clear your mind
  • accept this experience
  • focus on your breathing
  • see your body as an empty, clear cyclinder
  • fill this same cylinder with a colored liquid.
  • notice the color and consistancy of the liquid *
  • notice the cylinder is now completely full
  • "create" there being faucets at the ends of your fingers and toes
  • slowly open these faucets.
  • watch the liquid draining out of each faucet
  • see that your cylinder is now empty
  • take a spatula and remove all remaining traces of liquid
  • concentrate on the now empty, clean feeling.
* it's your choice to fill your cylinder with the appropriate color and consistency.
   if someone has anger issues, their cylinder may have red or flaming orange color
   if someone has depression issues, their cylinder may have thick gray or dark liquid.
   you get the idea.