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TakeAnother5 Podcast Episode #35 - Author Donna Jodhan

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In This Episode:

Section 1: Kitchen Corner:
Time to create through cooking.

Section 2: TakeAnother5 With Technology:
Some cool apps for this week.

Section 3: The 5 Minute Mystery:
Can you guess who did it?

Section 4: In The End Zone With The Entrepreneur:
Why I might want to become one.

Section 5: Staying Ahead of Bullies and Scams:
A great way to protect yourself.

Show Notes 1:

Donna introduces herself describing her amazing talents as a blogger, author, audio mystery writer, advocate , and law student living in Toronto.

She then describes her passion in bringing the show to her audience, and informs her audience on how she simply enjoys what she does and lots more.

Donna describes the show as being a cutting corner and time saver, and solving problem poppers which promises her audience to help us manage every day life stress. Anything from doing household chores; such as keeping bathrooms, kitchen counters, laundry rooms, and dressers organized while dreaming of becoming your own successful boss.

Donna also tells her audience that in the midst of all of this how we also need to deal with scams from email messages and phone calls and then goes on to mention how we can be easily bullied because people simply want to pressure us in to things that we do not want to do.

Additionally, she talks about how easy it is for us to simply give in to those situations; not to mention the stress of demanding kids, blaring horns, and bosses and supervisors, and how all of these factors contribute to sleepless nights and stressful days not to mention those persistent text messages.

Donna then describes how the show is going to help her audience in the following five sections:

Section 1: Kitchen Corner for the busy mom, house wife, and professional on the go.

Section 2: TakeAnother5 With Technology for the one who needs it to help them cut corners.

Section 3: Time Savers and Problem Poppers designed to help you save time for tasks in the home.

Section 4: In the End Zone with The Entrepreneur which is Meant for you to realize your dream in becoming your own boss.

Section 5: Staying Ahead of Scams and Bullies which is meant to help you to prevent scams, and to stop the bullying and bullies.

This week's question and brain teaser is: "what is your favorite type of mystery?"

Segment 1: Kitchen Corner

Donna starts off this segment by thanking her food provider "Mamma peach."

The audience is informed that this section has two recipes, including a bonus recipe and you can pick up this bonus at

In this week's podcast, Donna informs us that the recipe comes from the stews and chowder family. This week's podcast recipe is: Chinese Chicken Stew. To hear this recipe and learn how to make this delicious meal listen to the episode at:

The bonus recipe this week is Celery Leek Bisque. To pick up this recipe visit:

Segment 2: TakeAnother5 With Technology

This week, Donna informs her audience on a technology that allows us to have cards that talk.

These cards are available on your iPhone/iPad at the App Store, and it is a great tool for those who are seniors, or blind, or visually impaired.

Visit or visit or visit the app store, and in the search box type "cards that talk" minus the quotes, or simply visit and submit your question on the feedback page.

Segment 3: Time Savers and Problem Poppers

In this segment Donna informs her audience on ways in which one can save time and use problem poppers.

This segment informs us on tips on an article which describes 10 foods to help you sleep better.

Some food items are:

1. Milk
2. Tryptophan
3. Cherries
4. Walnuts

Visit the website to read the full article at

Segment 4: In the End Zone with the Entrepreneur

Donna informs us on her experience of being an entrepreneur, from her own experiences and through her friends and colleagues.

This week Donna informs us on how to start a small appliance entrepreneurship.

She informs her audience that one needs to learn how to repair small appliances, and in addition to the one who is interested in repairing the appliances with attraction to householders.

Listen to the full segment at:

Donna also informs us that if anyone is interested you can send her an email at and she will give you 10 minutes of free consultation on how to run this business.

Segment 5 Staying Ahead of Scams and Bullies

This segment is divided in to two parts.

The first part talks about the scam of the week.

In This weeks scam, Donna informs us about a call from someone who informs you that your child is in difficulty. You are informed that your child is either injured, or is in custody, and you will have to pay some sort of fee to get your child back.

In the second part Donna talks to us about teachers who raise their voice at their students. She informs us that this is considered bullying, as the teacher does not have the right to raise their voice.

Closing Segment:

In this section the audience is informed that the show is going to take an easier approach for the audience to visit the bonuses, subscribe, and listen to the podcast. Visit:

This brings us to the end of this week's podcast. Thanks for listening.

Show Notes 2:

1:10, Who is Donna and what does she do?

1:40, Should you be listenning to the TakeAnother5 Podcast?

5:09, Learn about the 5 segments in this podcast

6:30, DOnna thanks her Producer,

7:00, Donna thanks Michael Babcock, her favorite marketer.

7:22, This week’s brain teaser is “What is your favorite type of mystery?”

8:00, TakeAnother5 Kitchen Corner

If you would like to get this week’s bonus, you can via the link Donna shares at the end of this episode.

9:05, Chinese chicken stew ingredients

10:52, Chinese chicken stew instructions

14:56, TakeAnother5 With Technology

15:45, [[ Cards That Talk - Playing cards and Apple app store app …]]Cards That Talk](

17:58, TakeAnother5 Time Savers and Problem Poppers

For the entire list, visit the link shared at the end of this episode.

17:34, 10 Foods that help you to sleep better

22:40, TakeAnother5 In The End Zone With The entrepreneur

10 minutes, one on one with Donna, that’s this week’s bonus. Get it and more via the link found at the end of this episode.

23:20, Creating a small appliance repair business

25:53, TakeAnother5 Beat the bullies and scams

26:13, “Your kid is in difficulty” is the scam you will learn about on this weeks podcast episode

27:29, when a teacher raises her voice at a student this is an example ...

Learn more in Donna’s Campaign Against bullying, (Cab)

The special announcement can be heard at 28:30.

Download this week’s bonuses

Download the bonuses at this link

Conclusion and Contact Information

If you enjoyed this weeks episode, and would like to get in contact with Donna, then you can do so with any of the following contact methods.

Episode #35 Bonus Material:

Episode #35 Bonus Article: 10 Foods That Help You Sleep Better

3. Walnuts

These tasty tree nuts contain melatonin, the hormone that helps regulate your sleep cycle. In addition, they provide a helping of tryptophan, which converts to melatonin in your body. Enjoy a handful of walnuts an hour or so before bedtime, and enjoy a restful night.

4. Almonds

Almonds are an excellent source of magnesium, which helps you relax, and protein, which keeps blood sugar levels even throughout the night. Additionally, a daily handful of almonds lowers bad cholesterol levels, boosts brain activity and strengthens your bones.

5. Lettuce

While salad may not be a traditional bedtime snack, it's a surprisingly effective one. That's because lettuce, especially romaine lettuce, contains a phytonutrient called lactucarium, which is said to induce sleep, relieve pain and promote relaxation. If munching on a salad before bedtime isn't appealing, you can brew lettuce tea by pouring very hot water over romaine leaves, then letting them steep for ten minutes before adding a touch of honey for sweet flavor.

6. Cheese

Like all dairy products, cheese contains calcium, which helps relieve stress and relax muscles, along with regulating your body's production of melatonin. With so many cheeses to choose from, you can enjoy a different variety each night. Limit yourself to a few small cubes, or two or three slices of cheese on whole-wheat crackers.

7. Hummus

This Mediterranean chickpea staple is not only delicious; it's also a good source of tryptophan. Enjoy a few teaspoons of hummus on whole-wheat crackers a few hours before bedtime, and you'll reap the benefits of steady blood sugar levels, sleep-inducing hormones and protein to soothe any acid reflux - a common cause of insomnia.

8. Bananas

Sweet, portable, inexpensive and loved by just about everyone - what's not to like about bananas? Even better, they pack a hefty punch of magnesium and potassium; two minerals that help relax muscles and promote sleep. Plus, bananas are a good source of tryptophan. Enjoy a small banana an hour or two before bedtime.

9. Jasmine Rice

Rice might not be your first thought when considering a bedtime snack, but jasmine rice is actually a good way to promote shuteye. It's a high-glycemic food, meaning it releases glucose into your bloodstream at a slow, steady pace, rather than raising your sugar levels high and letting them crash back down. This keeps your brain fueled for the night. Jasmine rice also boosts levels of tryptophan and serotonin, both important for restful sleep. If a bowl of plain rice doesn't appeal to you, mix in a bit of milk and honey.

10. Honey

This sweet stuff is the bee's knees when it comes to helping you get to sleep. Honey's sugar raises insulin slightly, allowing tryptophan to more easily enter the brain where it works its magic in helping induce restful sleep. Simply eat a tablespoon of raw honey before bedtime, preferably on an otherwise empty stomach. If that's too much sweetness to tolerate, stir the honey into a cup of chamomile tea.

Episode #35 Bonus Recipe: Celery Leek Bisque

3 bunches leeks (about 3 pounds), trimmed and well rinsed
2 medium stalks celery, sliced
1 medium carrot, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (about 14 ounces each) chicken broth
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese with garlic and herbs
2 cups half and half, plus additional for garnish
Salt and black pepper
Fresh basil leaves, optional

Combine leeks, celery, carrot, garlic and broth in Crock-Pot. Cover; cook on low 8 hours, or on high 4 hours. Process mixture in blender, 1 cup at a time, until smooth, returning batches to Crock-Pot as they are processed. Add cream cheese to last batch in blender; puree until smooth. Stir cream cheese mixture and 2 cups half and half into soup. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately or cool to room temperature and refrigerate in airtight container (flavors intensify overnight). Reheat before serving. Garnish with additional half and half and basil leaves.

Note: It is very important to rinse leeks thoroughly before using. The gritty sand in which leeks are grown can become trapped between the layers of leaves and can be difficult to see. Cut trimmed leeks in half lengthwise and submerge in several inches of cold water several times to rinse off any trapped sand. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Contact Author Donna Jodhan:

If you would like to ask me a question on this week's topic in our "In the End Zone with the Entrepreneur" segment, please send your email to and I would be delighted to respond.

If you would like to receive 10 free minutes of my time, please include your phone number within the email and a good time to call and I would be happy to connect with you via voice.


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