My Beautiful Home Show

January 3, 2015

Toronto medium Carolyn Molnar is the co-author with her husband Benjamin Gleisser of Compassionate Messenger: True Stories from a Psychic Medium. The book is available on On this week's show, she spoke about clearing the energy in your home, which is important for your health and state of mind. There are many ways to clear your space, including painting the walls, washing fabric (curtains are major dust collectors, trapping energy in the process), decorating with plants and fresh-cut flowers and playing music that's uplifting, whether it's rock and roll or classical in major keys. Carolyn sends out a monthly e-newsletter. You can get on her mailing list by going to her website.

Health and wellness teacher Kathy Hammonds helps clients get healthier and happier by making positive changes in five categories of life. She calls these "the five pillars of wellness," which are mind, breath, movement, food and lifestyle choices. Kathy gives workshops and classes in Kent, Chagrin Falls and Cleveland Heights, where she's based. At this time of year, people have big goals when it comes to health and fitness. She advises that slow and steady wins the race, because if you try to achieve too much too fast, the effort becomes unsustainable. Check out Kathy's Facebook page for more tips. Her next appearance on "My Beautiful Home": May 2.

Steve Sherhag is the show manager for the Hudson, Ohio Antique Show, which takes place Saturday, Jan. 10, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Clarion Inn, 6625 Dean Memorial Parkway off Route 8. The show features 60 exhibitors who will be selling furniture, decorative arts, jewelry and other wares from the early Americana era through the 1950s. Admission is $8, unless you're 30 or under, in which case it's free. Dollar-off coupons are available on the website. Steve also makes and restores furniture. If you have furniture-related questions, he can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . His next appearance on "My Beautiful Home": May 23.

December 27, 2014

Don Corbett, founder of ServiceMaster by Corbett, says that it's important to get expert advice when fire, smoke or water damages your home, and do it quickly because the first steps you take could mean the difference between a small cleanup and a more costly and time-consuming restoration. One way to prevent water damage while you're on vacation is to shut off your main water supply. For a free yellow tag to put on your shut-off valve, call ServiceMaster at 330.864.7300. For more information, visit the website.

Candice Lunar runs Magical Adventures Travel LLC. She's an expert on all things Disney, and she spends her own vacations at Disney World in Orlando. She says that the resort has many more amenities than solely the park, including golf, spa services and great restaurants. There are a couple of good promotions going on through Dec. 29 for travel through much of March. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For general Disney travel information, visit Candice's Facebook page.

Margaret Marshall is the author of Body, Mind & Mouth: Life's Eating Connection. In her book, she gives readers the concepts of weight loss without the use of drugs, surgery or tasteless diet products. The key is to examine your thoughts and feelings and how they affect your eating and, ultimately, your weight. Body, Mind & Mouth is available on amazon and anywhere else books are sold. For more information, visit her website.


December 20, 2014

Neil Thackaberry, co-artistic director of Actors' Summit, says that the current production of Hound of the Baskervilles is the most technically complicated show he's done in his 45-year theater career. Three actors portray 14 characters in the mystery/comedy "tour de farce," which has numerous costume changes and special effects. The run ends Sunday after the matinee, and then Neil shifts from slapstick to science when he directs Einstein, a one-man show that opens Jan. 15 and runs through Feb. 1. To learn more about Actors' Summit, visit the website or call 330.374.7568.

Tom Lix, founder and creator of Cleveland Whiskey, is thrilled that his Christmas Bourbon was named one of Fortune magazine's "11 holiday gifts for alcohol drinkers." The bourbon is available in retail stores all around Northeast Ohio and elsewhere in the state. It's also sold in Michigan, Illinois, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and New Hampshire. It's going international, too, and is now available in Germany. For more about Cleveland Whiskey, visit the website  page.

Erin Vick and Robin Elsoffer met two and a half years ago in the parking lot of a local health center. Robin stopped to pet Erin's dog, and the two women ended up talking for hours. Erin learned that Robin had undergone two kidney transplants, and she offered to be a donor if Robin ever needed another kidney. The two meant to keep in touch but lost contact until December 2013, when they ran into one another at a grocery store. In the course of another long conversation, Erin reiterated her offer. Turns out that Robin's daughter, Michelle Tarczy, has the same kidney disease and is now on the transplant list. Erin went through donor screening and learned she was a good match for Michelle. Late in the process, Erin's tests revealed what initially was thought to be a cyst on one of her ovaries. It was more serious than that, however. Erin had the beginning of ovarian cancer, which would have killed her in five years or less. Erin's unselfish gift turned out to save her own life. Both Erin and Robin are grateful for their unexpected gift of friendship, and the support they give to one another. They also want to call attention to the need for live organ donations. Michelle, the mother of two small children, is still in need of a transplant. Donors need to be between 21 and 60, blood type A or O, and in good health. Call Audrey Kaplan at Cleveland Clinic's live donor transplant office, 216.444.1012.



December 13, 2014

Joanna Wilson is the author of the Christmas encyclopedia 'Tis the Season and a follow-up book, The Christmas TV Companion, about holiday fare that's off the beaten track. Her most recent book is Merry Musical Christmas Volume One: The Best Christmas Music in TV Sitcoms & Dramas. Access her well-researched holiday expertise and her blog by visiting her website

Interior designer Diane Romick recently moved to Northeast Ohio from Newport Beach, Calif. In addition to design, she does home staging and event decor and, as a bonus, can give homeowners tips on being relaxed hosts at their next party. You can reach Diane by visiting her website or by calling her cell, 949.228.1196.

Dave Halaby of Heather's Heat & Flavor says that the store is packed with holiday gift ideas, including handcrafted condiments, a chocolate cabernet sauvignon wine sauce and Carnivore, the popular cookbook by celebrity chef Michael Symon. Heather's is located in Hudson's First & Main shopping center. Visit Heather's Facebook page for more information.

If you're in Hudson this weekend and next, you may want to attend the open house at Whistler's Glen Alpacas, 8114 Valley View Rd., or visit the Case-Barlow Farm Doll House Exhibition, 1931 Barlow Rd. Both are fun holiday stops.




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