Curious Wisdom with Kerry Cudmore

03-14-18  Curious Wisdom with Kerry Cudmore

Bio: Kerry Cudmore, MS, CPCC, PCC is a professional certified life and business coach, and Master Empowerment Leader and Firewalking Instructor, who has made a lifetime study of human expression. She creates and teaches methods that make complex concepts easy to understand and master so that clients and class participants can create joyful, prosperous, and fulfilling lives and businesses. She is founder of the Spiritual Finance Initiative, which is devoted to changing our individual and collective relationships with money, and author of “A New Relationship With Money.” Her newest body of work, “Curious Wisdom,” is a joyful metaphysical romp that explores the grand “What if?”

At the end of this episode Author Steven Manchester shares his original poem, to learn more about Steven Manchester’s work please visit

A Compass for Self Growth

01-31-18 A Compass for Self Growth

Gilda Arruda’s latest book, License to Live – 38 Steps To Your True Self

Gilda Arruda-A motivational speaker, and freelance writer Gilda Arruda has written a number of critically acclaimed books: Then Came Heaven, Twice Wronged, The Promise of Tomorrow, Amor Proibido-Forbidden Love, Dr. Irving Fradkin-Words to Ignite The American Dream: A Book Based on the Work of Dr. Irving Fradkin and Dollars for Scholars/Scholarship America. She also co-authored A Boy and his Music, a children’s book based on the life of Joseph Raposo, composer and co-founder of Sesame Street. This book was honored at the internationally renowned Fall River Festival of the Arts. Gilda was also interviewed about the book for Investor’s Business Daily. She is also a member of VOWW (Voices of Women Worldwide) with 1,900-plus members spreading across over 130 countries and a large social media network of friends. She was also the recipient of the 2014 VOWW Award. She has also written for Sybil Magazine, O’Jornal, the Fall River Spirit, and the Spectator, along with many other local and regional newspapers.

Shoshana Feinstein and The Bel Canto Technique

01-03-18 Shoshana Feinstein and The Bel Canto Technique

Bel canto means, most literally, “beautiful singing.” It is a term used to describe all Italian singing, but in particular the light, bright quality that Italian opera singers use to charm audiences.

Shoshana Feinstein, is the director and a tutor at her RENAISSANCE MUSIC CENTER where she offers private classes in voice, piano, music theory, composition and theatre As a proponent of The Bel Canto technique, her successful integration of this school and popular music has enabled her to successfully impart her knowledge to her students regardless what their genre of singing style may be. Her students have ranged in ages from six to sixty. Ms. Feinstein is able to tailor the individual needs of each student’s voice in a creative and progressive fashion.

Shoshana began studying voice at fifteen. She graduated ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY with a double major in Theatre and Voice. Spending a year at Boston University she studied with Ms. Chloe Owen. She has been under the tutelage of Jane Bakken-Klaviter of the Bel Canto Institute, Annamaria Saritelli-DiPanni, founder of the Bel Canto Opera Company of Rhode Island and spent the last fifteen years studying with the late Kaji Aso.

Bel Canto emerged in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, but its roots lie all the way through the Middle Ages. It began in the singing instruction that Italian masters provided their students. Because singing must be mastered internally, teaching singing is tricky. Italian masters relied on a system of teaching and listening to their pupils. When the pupil created a tone or sound that was of admirable quality, the master would urge that pupil to repeat the sound until it was ingrained in their memory.

Italian singing itself is very dependent upon the Italian language. Italian words often contain consonants strung together with vowel sounds. Because of this, their language is very fluid and, when spoken correctly, it resonates in the facial structure. Italian singers make full use of these vowels, because they allow long, continuous lines in singing. Italian singing contains little distinction between the start of tone and the intake of breath. This, too, contributes to a continuous line. Finally, Italians consider singing to be a natural act instead of an unnatural one. Therefore, true Italian singing, and true Bel Canto singing, is an extension of normal speaking and voice expression. From the popularity of Andrea Bocelli and other Italian singing stars, one can see that Bel Canto will be around for quite a long time.

Ms. Feinstein has extensive recording experience, including having worked with producer Martin Birch in Munich at Musicland Studios with Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore on the “RAINBOW’ album.

Shoshana has studied and sung the roles of, Carmen, Madama Butterfly, Violetta, Lola, Donna Anna and has performed with the Bel Canto Opera Company of Rhode Island, The Opera Company of Boston and the Kaji Aso Institute for the Arts. In addition to her operatic experience, Shoshana has been singing professionally with jazz, rock and blues bands across the New England area for her entire career.

She composes her own music, and has released “Everlasting Joy” a compilation of love songs that she has written for weddings, which is available on iTunes and Amazon, as well as her latest release “Didn’t

See It Comin’ an eclectic blend of rock, soul and blues with a dash of opera buffo thrown in. Website :

Fearless Frontiers with Adrianne Haslet

12-06-17  Fearless Frontiers with Adrianne Haslet

Adrianne Haslet is an active blade runner, dancer, adventurer, and a fierce global advocate for amputee rights. Growing up in her parent’s independent bookstore with her two older brothers, she learned the meaning of hard work, commitment, and sticking to your dreams. At an early age, Adrianne decided she wanted to be Ginger Rogers when she grew up. Sticking to that dream with the support of an artistic family, she struggled but was able to make that dream a reality. The quote rings true to anyone seeking success in their own lives “When someone tells you it cannot be done, it’s more of a reflection of their limitations, not yours.”

During her recovery, Adrianne was determined to turn tragedy into opportunity to help others. She has become a strong voice for the amputee community, supporting organizations that share her value for helping others.This journey began shortly after losing her leg, when Adrianne was connected with Limbs for Life.

As she learned about their mission and was drawn to their shared passion and contacted them to get involved. Since that first call, Adrianne has dedicated herself to direct fundraising and advocacy for Limbs for Life, donating fly miles and hotel points, giving speeches on their behalf, and encouraging others to give the gift of mobility.

Adrianne’s story came full circle in 2016, when she herself ran the Boston Marathon on behalf of Limbs for Life, raising over $25,000 to support their work. She inspired thousands of spectators along the route, particularly when she triumphantly – and defiantly – crossed the finish line.