Friday, February 27, 2015

#LittleBoyFilm is a MUST SEE MOVIE!

See #LittleBoy when it's released around the country on April 24th.  Set in the 40s during WWII, it's a beautiful story of deep father/son bonding.  This child will try anything to get his dad to return from the war.  The story is filled with all the things #CountryCures covers in our programs for veterans and their families:  self-esteem, conflict management, communication, anti-bullying, and diversity sensitivity.  

A slice of all our lives, there's a Little Boy in us all!!  Watch this trailer.  It's a true depiction of the movie's sensitivity.

Here I am with brilliant Producer and Actor, #EduardVerastegui, at the movie's NYC screening.  

The audience was filled with military.  I intend to use this film with our #CountryCures programs in relationship building for re-entering veterans and their families.

I walked out of the theatre with a combination of tears, laughter, and a pull at my heartstrings.  I know this film will do the same for our #CountryCures audiences!  SEE IT!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dr. Gilda Carle (Ph.D.) joins

 IntiMates App as Spokesperson

Dr. Gilda Carle (Ph.D.)
Dr. Gilda Carle is an internationally respected relationship expert who is often called the Relationship Expert to the Stars. She is a renowned motivational speaker, author of over 15 books, educator, and media personality that has been featured in outlets around the globe. Dr. Gilda serves clients worldwide via her private practice.
As an Associate Professor of business, psychology, and communications at New York’s Mercy College she was awarded the honorable title of Professor Emerita. She also conducted Relationship Wellness training at Columbia University Medical Center.
As the President of Country Cures®, the educational non-profit charity (, Dr. Gilda uniquely uses Country Music to help the relationships of veterans who transition back to family life. The organization combats their crisis of hopelessness by building 4 relationship skills: 1) self-esteem, 2) interpersonal communications, 3) conflict management, and 4) diversity sensitivity.
Dr. Gilda’s books include Don’t Bet on the Prince! How to Have the Man You Want by Betting On Yourself (The book was a test question on “JEOPARDY!”), He’s Not All That! How to Attract the Good Guys, and Teen Talk with Dr. Gilda: A Girl’s Guide to Dating. She has also penned two immediately downloadable eBooks: “How to WIN When Your Mate Cheats” and “99 Prescriptions for Fidelity: Your Rx for Trust.” The hundreds of popular ‘GILDA-GRAMS’ in her books, columns, and motivational speeches include: “You will never be loved if you can’t risk being disliked;” “What you accept, you teach;” and “We attract not who we want, but who we are.”
As the Relationship Expert for AMI Mini Mags (the booklets at supermarkets, Wal-Marts and mass merchandiser checkouts), some of the titles Dr. Gilda authored are: How to Win at Love; 10 Questions Women Should Never Ask & the 10 They Should; Women’s 10 Big Worries & How to Beat ‘Em; He Says, She Says: When Love Gets Lost in the Translation; and Your Guide to a Perfect Relationship.
Some of Dr. Gilda’s remarkable media experience includes: Author of the weekly “30-Second Therapist” column for the Today Show; Therapist in HBO’s Emmy Award winning documentary, “Telling Nicholas,” featured on Oprah; Host of Fox’s “Dr. Gilda” TV show pilot; Host of MTV Online’s “Love Doc;” author of the “Ask Dr. Gilda” column for, Recurring Therapist on the Sally Jessy Raphael show, and Relationship Expert on the TV program, 50 Ways to Leave your Lover on the Investigation Discovery network. Other TV appearances include Oprah, Dateline, The O’Reilly Factor, Larry King, Joy Behar, Ricki Lake, Montel, The View, Fox & Friends, Weekend Sunrise in Australia, Wolf Blitzer, Inside Edition, and Howard Stern. Her print interviews span The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, NY Post, NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Cosmo, Glamour, Redbook, The National Enquirer, Star, In Touch, OK, Time Out New York, YM, Teen People, Seventeen, CosmoGIRL!, Men’s Health, Details, Maxim, and more. She has also been a guest on thousands of radio shows around the world.
Dr. Gilda’s video, How to Project a Power Image was endorsed by Success Magazine; her video, Skills for Successful Business Women was endorsed by Working Woman Magazine and her video, How to Manage Anger and Take Control was endorsed by both the American Management Association and the National Association for Female Executives.
The Wall Street Journal has called Dr. Gilda “a woman warrior who trains executives in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War [She prefers its other translation, “The Art of Strategy”] as it applies to communications.” Dr. Gilda does keynote and motivational speeches, satellite media tours, video news releases, columns, and podcasts for global brands. Successful Meetings Magazine honored her as “Best Speaker in America.”
A partial list of her clients and audiences includes: IBM, Citibank, U.S. Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York Power Authority, PSE&G, Niagara Mohawk, Con Edison, ARA Food Services, Mobil Oil, Newsweek, Kraft Foods, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), LPGA Golf Clinics, The Gartner Group, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation, NJ Department of Health, Cottonelle, Pepsi, Exxon, Downstate Medical School, Marymount College, Elizabeth Seton College, Pace University, Mercy College, K-Mart, Pitney Bowes, Scarsdale, Yonkers, Somers, and New York City Public School Systems, Lavalife,, International Flavors & Fragrances, iVillage, Hallmark Cards, Harlequin Books, American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT), Galderma Pharmaceuticals, EURO RSCG LIFE Public Relations, Ketchum Public Relations, Internal Revenue Service, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Fox News Channel, MSNBC, CNN, A&E, WB, WOR, Lifetime TV, VH1, MTV, HBO, E! Entertainment, and national & international radio networks.
The consummate Relationship Educator, Dr. Gilda holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from New York University, with a concentration in psychology, sociology, and social psychology. She received certification from New York State as a teacher, principal, and school superintendent, and, as a young adult, she taught in New York’s inner city schools.
Very proud to have Dr Gilda be the spokesperson for our family edition App. It is an honor to have you with us.

Friday, February 13, 2015


We had a great business meeting with Allen Fawcett, Media Director & Board Member, Country Cures, Anna Stampfli, CEO, Scarsdale Strings, & Dr. Gilda, President, Country Cures.