December 25, 2020
In this very special episode, I sit down with my mother, Victoria C. Canez, who just turned 92 years young! That's right! Ninety Two!!
In this fascinating conversation we talk about family history, the neighborhood she grew up in, how they found ways to entertain themselves, nine people living without electricity and running water in a one room adobe shack growing up, her history of giving back and being there for her family and the community and her health scare earlier this year.
My mother is a very strong woman. And even at 92, she is still mentally sharp, a little slower than she once was, but still willing to help out in any way she can. She is an amazing lady and I am extremely fortunate to have her and my late father as role models. Without them, the whole Amazing concept and Movement would not exist. I know you'll love this episode.
We'll be back with new amazing episodes on January 14, 2021. Visit our Instagram account for more details: @thestayamazingshow.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a safe and glorious 2021!
December 17, 2020
You rarely hear the media talk about individuals who have contracted Covid-19 and have survived. The majority of news outlets only tell you the numbers of new cases and the numbers of those who have passed away. Today's guest is one of those survivors.
Jerry Salas is resilient and a man of faith. He is a musician, a Vietnam Vet, has survived prostate cancer and most recently spend 48 days in ICU fighting the Covid-19 virus. He survived that battle even after spending 40 days in a coma. In this episode Jerry talks about his experience, the support he received from his family, fans and the brave doctors and nurses who cared for him.
Jerry has also been with his band, El Chicano, since the mid '70's touring the world, releasing amazing music like "Tell Her She's Lovely" and also working on his own music projects. One of which being the non-profit organization, Rock For Vets. He shares some great stories including his connection with Burton Cummings of the Guess Who, some unreleased music that needs to see the light of day, playing in front of 100,000 plus fans and the effect music has on an audience.
We'd like to than musicians Joey Navarro and Rene Camacho for putting us in touch with Jerry. It was one of those conversations that I know everyone will enjoy.
To learn more about Jerry: http://jerrysalas.com/
To learn more about Rock For Vets program and to donate: https://musicistheremedy.org/
Also check out El Chicano's website: http://elchicanomusic.com/
December 10, 2020
Shannon Wallace is a singer, advocate and humanitarian. She is using her talents and compassion to help those with dementia and cognitive impairment. The Music, Movement and Memory program is a virtual workshop designed to exercise the body and mind. It is a series of videos that have Shannon singing songs that dementia patients recognize and at the same time guides them through some basic movement exercises.
The program has been well received in Arizona, thanks to support from AARP Arizona, the Barrow Neurological Institute and other sponsors. Shannon now is taking the program nationwide with great success. Her hopes is to one day extend the workshops to other countries.
In this episode we also discuss last years trip to China as part of a grant from The World Academy For the Future of Women. And with over 25 years in the music industry, Shannon gives us her thoughts on the state of music and musicians during this virus era.
To learn more about her workshop and to support her mission visit: www.musicalmemorycare.com
To learn more about Shannon see her website: www.shannonwallace.com
December 3, 2020
In this exclusive conversation direct from the North Pole, we spend a few minutes with Santa & Mrs. Claus. They share some great stories for all the boys and girls as well as suggestions for all the parents.
Did you know there are some gifts that Santa can't deliver? That Grandma didn't get run over by a reindeer? That there's a way that Santa brings gifts without climbing down a chimney? And how did Rudolph learn to fly?
Santa & Mrs. Claus will answer all these questions and more plus share some joyful stories during this 30 minute conversation. We want to thank one of Santa's many helpers who got us in touch with Santa for this interview. If you're in the Tucson, Arizona or Southern Arizona area and need a Santa and a Mrs. Santa for your party, fund raiser, special event, contact Santa's helper at [email protected]. We highly recommend them!
Be sure to be good boys and girls and bring the Christmas spirit to your town!
Merry Christmas and Stay Amazing!
November 19, 2020
In this solo episode, your host Ricardo shares what it's like to turn 65 and what life lessons he's learned. From a career in music, to business, to relationships, the current social and political climates, happiness, finding your Life's Purpose, hitting rock bottom, the importance of family, your core values and more.
Agree or disagree with his comments and beliefs, spend 30 plus minutes discovering who Ricardo is and what the Stay Amazing Movement is all about.
The Stay Amazing Show will be taking the next couple of weeks off to spend time with our family. Catch us again on December 3rd with an Amazing guest and great story telling. Follow us on Instagram - @TheStayAmazingShow. Also visit Ricardo's website - https://RicardoCanez.com for more information on the Stay Amazing Movement and to purchase your very own Official "I Am Amazing" t-shirt and hoodie!
November 12, 2020
Finding your "voice" personally and Professionally can sometimes be difficult. You may have self doubt about your talents or self defeatism in your personal life. But once you find the power of your "voice", you'll find that it's bigger than you. And that it is guided by something much more powerful.
Sheryl Ann Starlight (Mckinley) is an Amazingly talented vocalist and entertainer. In this deep and very real conversation, she shares her story of finding her authentic self and sharing that power and energy with the world. Her album "Invitation" features world class musicians and a wide variety of songs that are special to her. Sheryl Ann's concerts are full of energy created by her voice, her talented musicians and an audience that gives back as much as she gives them.
"Once you've gone through the darkness, you'll experience the light. All you'll want to do is share it." - Sheryl Ann Starlight
Sheryl also talks about her parents, her mother especially, and the significance of bumblebees in her life.
In you're in the Tucson / Southern Arizona area, be sure to catch Sheryl Ann live. She has some dates coming up at the Westward Look Resort. Reservations are required. Contact the resort for more information. https://www.westwardlook.com/
To purchase Sheryl Ann's CD, "Invitation", visit Ricardo's website store: https://ricardocanez.com/store/ The CD's will go on sale on Saturday, November 14th.
October 29, 2020
Reuben Carranza is highly respected in the beauty industry. His leadership skills, vision and drive has helped companies like Proctor & Gamble, Wella Professionals, Olaplex, and now the iconic Kate Somerville Skin Care line exceed sales expectations and expand to other countries.
In this exclusive one hour conversation, Reuben talks about how Kate Somerville and the industry has pivoted, especially when dealing with Covid. How his musical background has helped him in business, his parents influence, creating and sustaining a company culture, the importance of being a mentor, leadership skills and much more.
Reuben gives Amazing practical value that all business owners, entrepreneurs and beauty industry professionals need to hear.
Plus, Reuben also gives us details of a special "Black Friday" sale on Kate Somerville products! (At about the 58:00 minute mark...)
Warning: There are some "F-Bombs" thrown about throughout the conversation....
October 22, 2020
In this very powerful and intense conversation, Audra Rene Weeks bravely discusses the details of her new book - "Moving Mountains. A Hero's Journey". Audra has experienced more than her share of very difficult episodes in her life including a family members suicide, attempted molestation, rape, an attempt on her life and more.
But Audra showed strength and is a survivor. She talks about her intense healing journey, how writing this book is her life's purpose and how the book can help others who are facing trauma in their lives. She speaks about cognitive therapy, energy healing and about the power of "Collateral Beauty".
While many of these topics may be hard to discuss, Audra handles it openly and with great detail in her book. We highly recommend you get a copy and share with anyone you feel is going through any traumatic episodes. Especially during these times! Get your copy on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/3kpVdG0
Remember you are not alone. There is always someone to help and support you. Reach out.
"Nothing happens when people are being quiet" - Audra Rene Weeks
You can learn more about Audra on her website: https://audrareneweeks.com/
October 8, 2020
Rene Camacho is a prolific musician who has recorded and toured the world with many of the industry's most influential artists. Artists like Kevin Eubanks, Linda Ronstadt, Oscar Hernandez, Juan Gabriel, The Pointer Sisters, Ry Cooder, Poncho Sanchez, Draco Rosa, WAR, Carol Welsman, Michael Buble, Conganas, the Disney Channel and five years as bassist for The Queen Of Salsa, Celia Cruz. Recently he participated in the recording of Grammy nominated albums by Poncho Sanchez and Draco Rosa.
In this episode we talk about his career, the recent passing of Eddie Van Halen and Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power), his musical influences, what it's like to be a musician in 2020 and what adjustments you have to make moving from a small market to a larger market. Rene also shares what musicians and entrepreneurs need to know about networking, "the Hang", respect, being humble, and what living the freelancer lifestyle has taught him.
Rene is based in Los Angeles and curates and teaches clinics and master classes for Bass as well as comprehensive studies of Latin Music with emphasis on Latin Rhythms from North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
Learn more about Rene and all his accomplishments on his website: https://renecamacho.com/
Stay Amazing !
October 1, 2020
If you're concerned and confused about the future of the country and your own financial future, this episode is for you!
Dean Greenberg, president of Greeenberg Financial Group, has been managing his clients financial growth planning for over 30 years. Dean also hosts the "Money Matters" radio show on KNST 790 in Tucson. In this in depth, no nonsense conversation, Dean shares his thoughts on investing, retirement planning, the Federal Reserve, the effect of Covid on the economy, how this next election will affect the markets and the future of money management. We also discuss the media and it's influence on culture and politics.
Agree or disagree with Dean's opinions, this episode will make you think about your financial situation and the current social and political direction.
Besides serving his clients with their financial planning, Dean volunteers as a mentor to young men preparing them for a future of gratitude, exploring opportunities and success.
Learn more about Greenberg Financial at https://greenbergfinancial.com/