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ArtistFirst Welcomes Our Newest Weekly Show!

with Hosts: Michael & Margaret Lynes  .  Tuesdays at 10pm Eastern / 7pm Pacific

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Mission Statement:

Life is a mysterious and terrible and wonderful journey…a trip that we are all on, like it or not. The best part about it are the people we meet along the way, our friends, our family, those we grow to love and who love us back.
Loss is part of everyone’s life, and no one gets off the planet alive. Join us as we talk about our shared journey and discover the soul of the everyman that binds us all together.

Meet Your Co-Hosts Michael and Margaret Lynes

Michael D. Lynes
Mr. Lynes is a serial entrepreneur who enjoys dry red wine and single malt scotch. When not occupied with arcane engineering projects he spends his time playing with his two grandchildren, baking bread, feeding seasoned hardwood into his ancient Timberline woodstove, working on his various cars, bird watching and taking amateur photographs. His current menagerie includes one short-haired turtle shell cat and a pair of actual turtles.
His last book, There Is A Reaper: Losing a Child to Cancer, was an Indie B.R.A.G. Gold Medallion Honoree in January 2017, a silver-medal winner of the 2016 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards for Memoir, a medalist in the 2015 New Apple Book Awards for Memoir, a winner of the 2015 TISBA (The Indie Spiritual Bookk Awards), and a finalist in both the Independent Author Network 2015 Book of the Year award and the Beverly Hills Book Awards for 2015.
Mr Lynes was awarded a BSEE degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and currently works as an embedded software engineer. He has a consuming interest in the science of emotion as promulgated by Dr. Paul Ekman and has made a comprehensive study of his Face and Emotion courses.
Mr Lynes has four sons, has been married for over thirty years and currently lives with his wife and youngest son in the beautiful secluded hills of Sussex County, NJ.

Margaret B. Lynes

Ms. Lynes likes her coffee they way she likes her men, strong and sweet! She is a business owner who has been trained in both the science and spirituality of earth’s minerals; everything from designing and making her own jewelry to using crystals as tools for energy work and healing. She is also a consummate and adventurous cook and loves to explore new dishes and create her own unique recipes.
Ms. Lynes was the owner and operator of The Rock and Gem Store, a mineral and gem shop that she ran for over a decade. At the shop she taught courses in grounding, meditation and healing, as well as carrying a wide selection of exotic gemstones, crystal specimens from around the world and a beautiful assortment of cut stones and jewelry.
Ms. Lynes is a ‘people person’ who enjoys meeting with everyone. Often she is called to read deeply into internal their energy flows - removing blocks and restoring balance. She connects up to the divine, becoming a conduit for guidance that they need to hear.
Ms. Lynes has spent a great deal of her life studying the spiritual arts. She has been trained in energy work, grounding, and chi infusion, studying under Master Jack Teoh, a Tibetan Monk and world champion martial artist. She has also studied Pranayama Yoga, yoga that deals with breath and breath control to enhance and move the energy flows within the body.
Ms Lynes has four sons, two grandchildren and has been married for over thirty years. Her favorite place to relax is a sandy beach looking out over the ocean. She currently lives with her spouse in the beautiful secluded hills of Sussex County, NJ.

Michael is the Author of 2 books:

There Is A Reaper. Losing A Child To Cancer

A True Story       For Book Click Here

The Fat Man Gets Out of Bed

For Book Click Here


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June 27, 2017 Show

Biodynamic Farming: Converting my berry farm to biodynamics

Farmer Bob Alex

established the Evergreen Berry Farm in 1979, purchasing 28 acres of abandoned cornfield and converting it into a beautiful family-run blueberry/raspberry farm with over ten acres under cultivation. Evergreen is a Pick-your-Own establishment that welcomes thousands of visitors each year during the berry season (early July thru the beginning of September). The farm is located in the greater Watertown Connecticut area and is a member of the CT Northeast Organic Farming Association. Mr. Alex received his bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Penn State University and worked in several forestry and farming related industries before founding his own farm. He is a certified licensed Falconer, and has kept and flown a variety of raptors. He is married with three grown children and currently lives on his farm with his spouse Cathee and their happy collection of farm cats, gardens and grandchildren mean there’s never a dull moment!

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June 20, 2017 Show

THE ROAD TO HOPE - The relationship between addiction and true spiritual awareness.

Keaton Douglas

is a consultant, educator, counselor, and frequent guest speaker in the field of addiction and recovery, particularly as it pertains to the interface of Catholic spirituality and recovery. She is the creator of the I THIRST initiative – (The Healing Initiative – Recovery, Spirituality, Twelve step) , a comprehensive program which focuses on the prevention, treatment and aftercare of those suffering from substance use disorders and their families. She is currently in residence as the Program Coordinator for the Recovery Ministry for the Shrine of St. Joseph in Stirling, New Jersey. She works in the detox department at Straight and Narrow in Paterson, where she is on the front lines of the opioid epidemic, and she is a regular contributor for Relevant Radio – where she discusses issues on forgiveness, healing and addiction.  She holds a Masters Degree in Theology from Seton Hall University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and she is a CCAR certified Recovery Coach. 

To contact Keaton: Call 973-370-DRUG (3784)


June 13, 2017 Show

Overcoming Adversity

Mr. Keith Guernsey

Mr. Keith D. Guernsey is retired after a forty year career in sales and sales management with several fortune 500 companies. He currently lives on Lake Lanier with his wife Susan and four-footed son Harley.  Mr Guernsey spent a good portion of his youth playing sports, active in both football and hockey. In 1995 Keith was diagnosed with a life-threatening brain tumor (called an Acoustic Neuroma) and he underwent a ten hour operation at the world-renowned Brigham and Women's hospital where it was successfully removed.  While recovering, he met and married Susan. Together they faced his next challenge. In 1997 his neuroma returned. He was to undergo yet another, more complex, operation which resulted in a complete cure, however side effects of this second more invasive procedure caused prolonged inactivity and led to severe weight gain of over 100 lbs.  Today Mr. Guernsey is very proud of the fact that he has been able to overcome his physical challenges, losing over one hundred and thirty five pounds, and has found the time to write two successful books (“Confessions of a Beantown Sports Junkie and “Fathers and Sons-Sports and Life”). He now enjoys a more active and rewarding lifestyle at age sixty five than at he did at twenty five!  His current interests include senior softball, he has recently been elected to the Board of Directors of ITN Lanier, he volunteers as a delivery driver for Meals-On-Wheels and works as a counselor for veterans who are looking to re-enter the work force.



June 6, 2017 Show

 Autoimmune Disorder: The Physical, Emotional, Societal and Spiritual Causes

Dr Christopher Bump

More than thirty years ago Dr. Christopher Bump went through a rigorous course of classical medical education and training with intentions of creating a holographic model of health care. He was a pioneer in the field now known as Functional Medicine.

Dr Bump’s educational background is extensive and eclectic. His undergraduate work encompassed art and psychology as well as full premedical studies. He has a Master’s Degree in human nutrition as well as wide-ranging experience in acupuncture and myofascial therapy. He also is a gifted teacher, spending much of his time educating medical students, health care professionals, corporate employees and the public on the techniques of Functional Medicine in practice.

Doctor Bump has his own private practice located in Hamburg NJ where he continues to explore the Spiritual, Emotional, Mental and Physical causes of imbalanced health.



May 30, 2017 Show

A Bump in our schedule...Chi Infusion and the Balance of Eastern & Western Healing Modalities


May 23, 2017 Show

The State of Speech in America – How our Political Discourse has changed.

Mr. Paul Cwalina

is a published author with three titles to his name. A grandson of immigrant coal miners, he was raised in the working middle class of northeastern Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley — specifically, the small town of Swoyersville.  By day, Mr. Cwalina is a marketing executive with more than 30 years of experience with various companies in various industries. A slow adopter of other people’s advice, he finally self-published his first novel — Dropping Stones — in the fall of 2014 at the age of 50. He followed that up with ‘Kingmaker’ in 2015 and ‘Qoheleth’ in 2016. Check out his latest thoughts on his new blog site:


May 16, 2017 Show

Energy Shifts – how to deal with the feelings of uneasiness and anxiety that manifest during a shift.


May 9, 2017 Show

Mothers and everything they represent and do for us.



May 2, 2017 Show

Brokenness and Addiction and how Life Voids and Loneliness can drive people to destructive behavior. 


April 25, 2017 Show

Susanne Meyer-Fitzimmons

Holistic Living

will be appearing to talk about Holistic Living, by which she understands putting the meaning back into life and creating a good-for-all, not just a good-for-some, life. 


April 18, 2017 Show

Teens - Body Shaming/Social Pressure

with Krysten Lindsay Hager

BIO: Krysten Lindsay Hager writes about friendship, self-esteem, fitting in, frenemies, crushes, fame, first loves, and values. She is the author of True Colors, Best Friends...Forever?, Next Door to a Star, Landry in Like, and Competing with the Star (The Star Series: Book 2). Her debut novel, True Colors, won the Readers Favorite award for best preteen book. Krysten's work has been featured in USA Today, The Flint Journal, the Grand Haven Tribune, the Beavercreek Current, the Bellbrook Times and on Living Dayton.

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April 11, 2017 Show

Energy work: re-grounding & clearing out the negativity of winter and guided meditation.

April 4, 2017 Show

Our Trip To Find Spring

March 28, 2017 Show

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