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NEWSLETTER - Summer 2004

It is not now, and has never been, our intention to send this free newsletter to anyone who does not want it.  If you received this in error, please respond with "REMOVE" on the subject line.  Forward this to anyone who you think may be interested in its contents.  If this was forwarded to you, and you want to receive it monthly, reply with "SUBSCRIBE" in the subject line. Visit our web site at http://www.bethestaryouare.org.  Please note, by responding to this email, you do not reach the charity.  To reach Cynthia Brian directly, email her at cynthia@bethestaryouare.org. Thank you.



Be the Star You Are!™ is a library of books and other media donated to youth at risk to raise their skills and self esteem to improve their daily lives. This media ranges from education and advisement to inspiration and guidance which covers every aspect of life from abuse through money management. Be the Star You Are!™ has no religious or political agendas or affiliations as it caters to the literate and illiterate by providing audio tapes and videos as well as books to give these kids a head start in their lives so they can beat the odds.


"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."  

Earl Nightingale 
1921-1989, Radio Announcer and Author

By Cynthia Brian (c) 2004

The sun is shining brightly and you realize it is time to stop blaming the world for your woes.  You accept responsibility for your actions while making a decision to move forward with the realization that you deserve to be treated with love, respect, and kindness. Of course, you must also treat others the same way.  Slowly you learn that in life you get what you believe you deserve.  The Law of Attraction indicates that what you think about and talk about comes about.  In other words, life is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Once you understand why you have feelings of anger, envy, resentment, or frustration, you can reframe your feelings, be thankful for the little things, and redirect your negativity into positive doing.  Anything worth achieving is worth working for. Sometimes our time lines are out of sync with reality.  Keep pushing forward knowing that you can’t stop the river, going with the flow while avoiding the big rocks.  Have patience, courage, and perseverance.  Face your fears, knowing that life is not fair, it just is. Bad and sad things happen to everyone regardless of economic or social standings, gender, age, race, or religion.

We are all in this boat called LIFE together. It’s not how fast we paddle that will determine our future, it’s how cooperative we are with one another that will decide our final landing.  Design the life you want to live before life designs one for you.

Wake up, smell the roses, it’s a brand new day!


LAUGH and DONATE at our first ever COMEDY NIGHT!

Join us at  "Be the Star You Are!™ at 50 Mason" A Charity Benefit on Saturday, June 26 from 7pm –10:30pm with family fun and laughs.  50 Mason aka SF Comedy Club is the newest San Francisco venue to host comedy showcases on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8-10:30. Performers include some of the finest Bay Area comedians.

What’s Included:

Your advanced purchase ticket donation includes: the Comedy Showcase, munchies, one drink, book sale and signing with best selling author, Cynthia Brian, exciting raffles and silent auction including original works from Armand Cabrera an award-winning oil painter.

Ticket Prices:

Regular Seating: $25 per person if purchased before May 1st, at the door (space available only) $35 per person.

Front Row Seating at a table, 3 people per table: $30 and up.

Back Booth Seating, 4-5 persons per booth (only 2 booths available): $130 per booth, or $33 per person sold separately. SOLD OUT

VIP Front Booth: SOLD OUT  

Book your ticket at our web site through PAYPAL (www.bethestaryouare.org) or send a check to Be the Star You Are!™, PO Box 376, Moraga, Ca. 94556.

Seating at tables is limited, so book your tickets early as we expect this event to be a sell out. Names will be held at the door.

Doors open at 7pm.

Who's Invited

The comedy is rated PG 13 so bring the family, your friends, teachers, and anyone who wants to enjoy a good time laughing!


7-8pm:  Finger foods, drinks (one drink ticket given at entrance, cash bar available), music, book sale and signing, raffles and silent auction.  Raffle tickets are $5.00 for one, $10.00 for three, and $20.00 for seven.  When you buy $20 worth of raffle tickets you are an AUTOMATIC WINNER of your choice of raffle prizes.

8pm-9:45pm- Comedy Show Case

9:45-10:30pm – Final raffle and prizes

Getting There & Parking

Address: SF Comedy Club, 50 Mason, San Francisco, 94102-2806

Parking lot across street for $9 or take BART to the Powell Street station and walk two streets West to Mason

Printing of flyers donated by Genesis Printing out of San Francisco

For more info please visit www.50masonlounge.com or www.bethestaryouare.org.

Book now and get ready for a fabulously fun evening. Tickets are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the extent of the law!


World Talk Radio is the official radio station of Be the Star You Are!™ charity. www.worldtalkradio.com.  If you are interested in sponsoring our program, contact Michelle Drutman, phone 1-858-836-0169, atmdrutman@worldtalkradio.com. Rates are reasonable , you’ll be helping kids, and you will get incredible exposure, plus get a tax deduction!  WOW!!!!!  It doesn’t get any better than that!

Every Wednesday from 6-7pm PST and 9-10pm EST, our radio program, Starstyle® Be the Star You Are! will be heard live on the World Talk Radio Network, where the world comes to talk.

NEW: Starstyle® Be the Star You Are!  can now be heard on Leisure Talk Radio www.leisuretalk.net every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at numerous times. It’s exciting to be growing and offering our positive programming to people around the globe.

Sundays at 7pm PST and 10PM EST, our radio program, Starstyle® Be the Star You Are! can be heard by tuning in to WPMD.  Just click on the “click here to listen” button, at:  www.bethestaryouare.org/radiowww.wpmd.org or www.cerritos.edu/wpmd/ or listen  at 1700am in the Los Angeles area. We are thrilled to be part of the WPMD family , where people make a difference in bringing you quality edutainment.

Again,  click on the “click here to listen” button, at www.bethestaryouare.org/radio turn up your speakers, and join us!!  You can also link to all the stations from that site. You will hear interviews with authors and experts on exciting new topics. Our signature segment is called T42-A Mother-Daughter Brew which will focus on relationships between teens and their parents hosted by Heather Brittany and her mom, Cynthia Brian.  If you miss the live broadcast, don’t worry, all shows are archived at www.worldtalkradio.com/show.asp?sid=118.

As our official radio sponsor, World Talk Radio Network is partnering with Be the Star You Are!™ charity to bring positive messages to the globe.

For sponsorship information, please email us at radio@bethestaryouare.org or call our offices 925-376-7126. We’ll put you in touch with the right people.  Advertising is affordable and tax deductible! Get your message out to the world, support youth at risk AND get a tax deduction.  Everybody wins. 


We are currently offering deep discounts on full case purchases of our signature book, Be the Star You Are!.  Please contact us at info@bethestaryoaure.org for more information.  These can be autographed and make fabulous inspirational gifts for friends, family, business associates, employees, teachers, and more.  Mother’s Day, Graduations, Father’s Day are all around the corner-give the gift that lasts a lifetime….a book that inspires.


Be the Star You Are!™ has joined the AllPosters.com affiliates program.  Now when you buy posters by linking through our website to AllPosters.com, up to 30% of your purchase will go to Be the Star You Are!™ !!!  We have links to 100 inspirational and motivational posters on our site, but you can browse many thousands of other posters and we still receive a donation.  AllPosters.com offers entertainment, sports, and humor posters, as well as fine art prints and a framing service.  Whether you're decorating or need a thoughtful gift, go to the Be the Star You Are!™ web site and help our charity at the same time!  Click here to link directly to our poster store.  Check it out even if you're not ready to purchase -- they have so much to offer, you just may get inspired!


Pat Hallberg, our coordinator of vehicle donations, wants to remind you that Be the Star You Are!™ is happy to accept all vehicles, boats, trailers, etc., running or not, that you would like to donate for a full blue book tax deduction.  It's a great way to get rid of a vehicle, help our charity and save money on your taxes. Pat will deal with all the paperwork and arrange for pick up at your convenience.  Call our office at 925-376-7126  or 925-935-0669 or email: info@bethestaryouare.org.  Thank you, Pat, for keeping our car program running.  


Our on-line auction site opened for bidding on June 1st!  See  our entire catalog at http://bethestaryouare.cMarket.com .  Most items are available for on-line bidding, but some will be exclusively offered at our live event on June 26th.  Click here for more information.

It works a lot like eBay.  New items and services are being donated all the time!  Click here to go to our auction home page, register as a bidder or interested party, and browse the catalog.  Put a "watch" on items of interest, and the auction site will email you when there is bidding activity on your items of interest.  On-line bidding will close the night before our live event, and continue again the next day through the end of the month.  Check it out today!  Less than 2 weeks remain!!


One Week on the Beach in Beautiful Mazatlan, Mexico!
How Cool is This! One Week on the beach in beautiful Mazatlan, Mexico!! The week is November 15 thru November 22, 2004. One bedroom, one bath. Sleeps 4 at the Inn at Mazatlan.
Donated by:

Dr. Bill & Maureen Wilbur

7 Night Caribbean Cruise for Two (Oceanview)
7 Night Caribbean Cruise for Two aboard one of Royal Caribbean's Voyager Class Ships
*This is a cruise for two people in an oceanview stateroom.
Donated by:

RoyalCaribbean Cruise

Wine tasting, tour, & lunch for 4
Beaulieu Vineyards wine tasting, tour, & lunch for 4 people - Courtesy of Shelley Hyder, Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Market Manager
Donated by:
Diageo Chateau / Beaulieu Vinyards


Our spring distribution of resources to our numerous beneficiaries is complete, we’ve re-stocked our library, and now we are busily gearing up for the fun Comedy Night Benefit happening in San Francisco at the SF Comedy Club/50 Mason on Saturday June 26. We hope you will join us for a night of laughter while supporting our efforts to assist youth-at-risk through literacy.  We want to thank Shelley Hyder and the management of 50 Mason who have been so dedicated to making this a great event.  Also thank you to the many companies and individuals who have donated wonderful items and services to our silent auction and raffle.  If you can’t make it, you can bid for the auction items  on-line at http://bethestaryouare.cmarket.com, thanks to our superwoman web mistress, Kim Carlson, who is constantly upgrading our on-line systems. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to Be the Star You Are!™  We are diligently striving to improve the  lives of families and kids with our positive messages, radio shows, books, and other outreach projects.  Everyone counts and everything is appreciated.

May your summer be relaxing, rewarding, and rejuvenating.  Shine on!

Blessings to you and your loved ones,

Cynthia Brian

Thank you from the volunteers at Be the Star You Are!™

Be the Star You Are!™
PO Box 376
Moraga, California 94556.  
877-944-STAR or 925-376-7126

Cynthia Brian is the Founder and President of Be the Star You Are!™ Please visit www.bethestaryouare.org for biographical information. Be the Star You Are!™  a 501(c)(3) non profit  

Cynthia Brian will autograph the following items as gifts for your 2004 giving. 

Order directly through Be the Star You Are! www.bethestaryouare.org


Be the Star You Are!™ Book $15.95 plus $1.35 tax=$17.30 (NEW-SPECIAL DEEP DISCOUNT ON CASE ORDERS-24 books per case-call for information on the case discount)
Miracle Moments™ Book $9.99 plus $.86 tax = $10.85
The Business of Show Business (NEW) $19.95 plus $1.75 tax = $21.70
Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul book $12.95 plus $1.10 tax =$14.05
Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul CD $11.95 plus $1.05 tax=$13.00
Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul tape $ 9.95 plus $ .85 tax= $10.80

FREE packet of seeds with purchase of any book.


Make checks out to:
Be the Star You Are!™ charity
PO BOX 376
MORAGA, CA. 94556


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Be the Star You Are!™ 501 (c)(3) non profit corporation providing positive educational and inspirational resources and tools to kids in need of hope.

Be the Star You Are!™
PO Box 376
Moraga, Ca. 94556
Cynthia Brian is the Founder and President of Be the Star You Are!™.  Please visit www.bethestaryouare.org for biographical information.

Be the Star You Are!™  a 501(c)(3) non profit organization

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