Simply Delicious Living With Maryann®



Simply Delicious Living with Maryann® is dedicated to sharing healthy living and sustainable and inspiring body, mind, spirit content. Maryann Ridini Spencer, an Award-Winning Author, Screenwriter, and Producer, Lifestyle Journalist, Recipe Developer, and Chef is the show host. The show, which has received numerous accolades, is broadcast in multiple formats (PBS-TV, Radio, online at Ventura County Star (Search: Simply Delicious at, Roku (Simply Delicious Living Channel), and is also seen at and


  • Creating a lush water wise landscape with climate appropriate plants

    06/08/2018 Duración: 11min

    In Southern California, a beautiful sprawling green lawn isn’t always the “smart” eco-friendly choice.In this Sustainability Now News Interview Cari Vega, owner of A Smart Garden in Downtown Ventura, shares some ideas on how to create a lush, water wise landscape planting climate appropriate plants that offer a variety of color and beauty. Visit: Sustainability Now News

  • Sustainable Business Conversation with The Refill Shoppe's Michelle Stevens

    15/07/2018 Duración: 09min

    “Making a difference one bottle at a time” is The Refill Shoppe’s motto. Owner of the bath, body, home, and clean shop located in downtown Ventura, Michelle Stevens, had an ah-ha moment thanks to a pretty olive oil bottle. LISTEN to this Sustainability Now News interview. Michelle talks with host Maryann Ridini Spencer about her sustainable lifestyle and eco-friendly business practices. Find out more about The Refill Shoppe. Learn more about Sustainability Now News. LIKE & Visit us on  

  • A Smart Garden Is...

    04/07/2018 Duración: 07min

    "A Smart Garden" is many things — organic, drought-tolerant, sustainable, low-maintenance, planted with native plants, and so much more. A Smart Garden's Cari Vega joins Sustainability Now News to talk about exactly what a smart garden is! LISTEN to Sustainability Now News reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze. Find out more at

  • Green Tips from the Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo

    19/06/2018 Duración: 05min

    On Saturday, June 16, 2018, The City of Ventura Community Development Department and Environmental Sustainability Division presented Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo. Sustainability Now News listened in on some of the workshops and spoke to green vendors who offered their tips on how to keep sustainable. LISTEN to Sustainability Now News reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze.

  • Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo

    14/06/2018 Duración: 04min

    The City of Ventura Community Development Department and the Environmental Sustainability Division partners to present Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo Saturday, June 16, 11am-3:00pm at Ventura City Hall, 501 Poli Street. Environmental Sustainability Supervisor Courtney Lindberg joins us to share more about this important event.   Find out more about the Ventura Strong Re-Builds Green Expo at LISTEN to Sustainability Now News reported by Maryann Ridini Spencer on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze.

  • Water Wise Tips for Your Smart Garden

    11/06/2018 Duración: 04min

    Every year, one Saturday morning a month except for December, City of Ventura and Ventura Water hold FREE Gardening Classes offering informative lectures and Q&As. Topics range from smart controllers, to how to install an ocean-friendly landscape, and everything A to Z from designing, establishing and maintaining water-wise landscapes and balanced garden eco-systems. At a recent event at A Smart Garden in Downtown Ventura, Toro Company's Scott Donoho shares some great tips on what the average person can do to eliminate water waste in their landscape. Find out more about the City's FREE Gardening Classes Google: City of Ventura Free Gardening Classes LISTEN to Sustainability Now News on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze. Find out more about Sustainability Now News.

  • Energy Action Plan

    11/06/2018 Duración: 10min

    An Energy Action Plan (EAP) is a strategic planning document that lays out a City’s goals and possible actions to reduce energy consumption by increasing energy efficiency and procuring more renewable energy. City of Ventura Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen explains how the City is requesting Ventura residents to take the Energy Action Plan Survey - a quick survey to help determine goals to reduce energy consumption. Take the Energy Action Plan Survey, Google: Ventura Energy Survey. LISTEN to Sustainability Now News on KPPQ 104.1 FM RADIO in Ventura. Read Sustainability Now News in the Ventura Breeze. Find out more about Sustainability Now News.  

  • Sustainable You! Camp: Teaching Our Youth About Sustainable Practices

    07/06/2018 Duración: 10min

    From June 25-26, 2018, the 4-H Sustainable You! Camp for ages 9-12 will bepresented by the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability Division & Ventura Water in collaboration with UC Hansen Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Environmental Specialist Brandon Kaysen talks about the program and the importance of teaching our youth about sustainable practices. and

  • Save Art Education in America: Interview with Renowned Marine Life Artist Wyland

    27/05/2018 Duración: 03min

    In 1993, renowned marine life artist Wyland, known for his stunning life-size whales and ocean-themed murals on the sides of buildings worldwide, as well as his unique marine life paintings, sculptures, and photography, founded the Wyland Foundation. The Wyland Foundation a non-profit that educates children and their families about the importance of preserving healthy oceans and waterways through public art programs, classroom science education, and live events. Sustainability Now News Host Maryann Ridini Spencer spoke to Wyland about the importance of art in schools and art education in America at a recent art show in his Santa Monica Gallery. Sustainability Now News is broadcast on Television and Radio (KPPQ Radio 104.1 FM Ventura).    

  • Tips to Reduce Stormwater Pollution

    25/03/2018 Duración: 04min

    We all have an impact on water quality! How? Sustainability Now News Host Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some valuable tips to help you save money and save the environment! Find out more about Sustainability Now News when you Visit Maryann's Award-Winning Website and Simply Delicious Living Blog at or Sustainability Now News is broadcast on Television and Radio (KPPQ Radio 104.1 FM Ventura).

  • Safe GREEN Cleaning Ideas

    27/02/2018 Duración: 05min

    "Caution," "Danger," "Poison," "Keep Out of Reach of Children," "Toxic," — We've all read these words on traditional cleaning product labels that we purchase off the store shelf. While exposure to harsh chemicals can potentially irritate our skin and burn our eyes, the long-term exposure and subsequent health consequences can be significant. Even products labeled "all natural" or "Biodegradable" may not always be safe. In this Simply Delicious Living segment host, Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some tips on how to avoid harmful household chemicals. Visit Maryann's Award-Winning Blog, at Maryann Ridini or and navigate to the Simply Delicious Living Blog Tab!

  • Tips To Instantly Lift Your Mood

    22/01/2018 Duración: 05min

    What do you do when you're feeling blah and need a boost? In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST Maryann Ridini Spencer shares some of her favorite mood boosters. *** Visit or and navigate to the Simply Delicious Living Blog Tab.  

  • Five Body, Mind, Spirit TIPS for 2018!

    06/01/2018 Duración: 06min

    In this Simply Delicious Living PODCAST with Maryann Ridini Spencer, Maryann shares her top FIVE Body, Mind, Spirit TIPS for 2018!  Check out Maryann's Novel, "Lady in the Window," at Barnes and Noble or Amazon.  Find out more about Maryann's novel at: FREE, SECURE SIGN up for Maryann's Simply Delicious Living Magazine & other healthy living news, CLICK HERE. Visit Maryann at or

  • Food Waste Prevention Tips

    22/12/2017 Duración: 20min

    Food waste is a major concern presenting a serious challenge to our natural resources. According to The US Food & Drug Administration Between 30-40% of the food produced in the US goes uneaten (as much as 20 pounds of food per person each month, which equates to $165 billion in food waste annually). What can you do to prevent food waste? Listen to this Simply Delicious Living segment hosted by Maryann Ridini Spencer. Visit: Maryann's Award-Winning Simply Delicious Living Blog at  

  • Do Our Loved Ones Live On in Spirit? "Lady in the Window" PODCAST

    03/05/2017 Duración: 16min

    In this "Simply Delicious Living" PODCAST Barbara Berg, Grief and Marriage Family Counselor (Author of "How to Escape the No-Win Trap") interviews Award-Winning Screenwriter, Producer, Author & "Simply Delicious" Living TV Host  Maryann Ridini Spencer about her new novel, "Lady in the Window". Maryann's novel, in stores May 9, 2017, SelectBooks, captures Aloha Magic, Hope, Healing, Karmic Romance & the Infinite Mother-Daughter Bond. In this PODCAST Barbara talks to Maryann about:  How our loved ones in spirit help guide their "ohana" (family on earth) How "Lady in the Window" serves as a blueprint for those who desire marriage, family & a career The infinite Mother-Daughter Bond The importance of living "The Way of Aloha" Visit Maryann at Order "Lady in the Window" ONLINE at AMAZON: or BARNES & NOBLE: Rate & Write a REVIEW of "Lady in the Window" at AMAZON: (scroll down the book page to the "Cus

  • Thrive During Business Change With Certified Business Change & Transition Coach Fern Perusse-Filzen, FPF Coaching

    20/02/2017 Duración: 15min

    Whether you run your own business, or work as an employee for a company or organization, change is a certain guaranteed inevitability. You might be involved in a merger and acquisition, perhaps there’s a shift in management, maybe you’ve been downsized or a client decides not to renew their contract with your company. Rather than stress out and predict doom, NAWBO Ventura Board Member and Certified Business Change & Transition Coach Fern Perusse-Filzen, offers tips, techniques, and strategies that will help you thrive through growth and transformation. “Change is a natural part of life, and necessary for development and success,” said Perusse-Filzen. “Through a system that I refer to as ‘Process + People = Prosper,” I assist individuals, companies, and their staffs prosper during change by providing them the tools they need to succeed.” “On my website, I offer a FREE guide, ’10 Tips for Thriving with Organizational Change and Transition. This offers proactive steps to company leaders with a desire to lead

  • Elaine Hollifield: Developing Creative Solutions for Clients and Community

    19/01/2017 Duración: 13min

    Creating memorable marketing campaigns, engaging graphic designs and branded, dynamic copy is what Elaine Hollifield, Creative Consultant, Copywriter and President of Hollifield Creative and NAWBO Ventura’s President Elect (2016-2017 term), excels in. Hollifield, who has spearheaded advertising and marketing campaigns for well-known advertising agencies and major corporations as well as her own company, has garnered a wealth of experience working with such major corporations as: Nissan Dealers, Wells Fargo, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Teleflora, Princess Cruises, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Sunkist, Blue Cross, Safeway Stores, Smart & Final, Westfield Malls, and many other national and international brands.   “I like to say I put creative expertise and experience to work for my clients,” said Hollifield. “It’s a win-win situation because I enjoy what I do, collaborating on a project and creating a successful solution. My clients enjoy the end-result that boosts their bottom line!” In addition to ded


    21/11/2016 Duración: 16min

    Smart business is simple business is what NAWBO member and successful Business Development Expert and Speaker Mary Cravets realized when she was faced with a health crisis that prompted her to re-evaluate how she was running her business. Rather than crumble and let her business suffer, Mary turned a negative into a positive by changing business systems and strategies, which led to some fantastic discoveries! No longer did she need to work around the clock and on weekends. Furthermore, her development of new efficient, time saving strategies and practices actually tripled her prosperity. This realization prompted an entirely new path and today she shares what she has learned helping entrepreneurs across the globe. “’There is a better way to build a business,’ is my mantra,” said Cravets. “My clients range from highly seasoned and driven, busy entrepreneurs, to those just beginning to navigate the commercial world. I work with my clients, evaluating their business goals, brand, marketing materials, and assessi

  • Turning Travel Dreams into Reality with Dream-Ality's Shantha Mony

    24/10/2016 Duración: 14min

    Do you long for a European vacation, but continually put off making plans? Are you stressed at work and dream of the day when you can relax in a tropical getaway? Would you like to travel, but are overwhelmed with the thought of the planning involved; or maybe you’re single and hate the idea of travelling alone? NAWBO VC board member Shantha Mony and her husband, Sam Mony, helm Dream-Ality Travels, a boutique family travel company that specialize in group travel. Group travel includes family reunions and getaways, corporate travel, destination weddings and honeymoons, girlfriend getaways, dive and golf excursions, and just about every other kind of group travel you can literally ‘dream’ up. LISTEN TO THE SIMPLY DELICIOUS LIVING PODCAST RIGHT HERE! ‘”Turning your travel dreams into reality”, is our company slogan’ said Shantha. “Our core mission is to provide our clients with customized, memorable vacation experiences that are directly in line with their personal tastes, desires and pocketbook.” “Over the past

  • Energy Healing for Humans (and their Pets) with Certified Energy Healing Practitioner Author Doris Muna

    13/09/2016 Duración: 16min

    Doris Muna, author of “Triangle of Health: Discover Your Healing Journey” is a certified energy healing practitioner, consultant, international instructor, NAWBO Ventura board member and founder of Dorothea Healing Essences. On October 23, 2016, Doris is holding a “Pet Healing Seminar,” beginning at 10:00 a.m. in Camarillo.   The seminar, which offers valuable insights and techniques for pet communication and healing, runs for seven weekend sessions. For more information, CLICK HERE! Doris began her journey into energy healing realm some 20 years ago as she searched for solutions for some of her own physical ailments. Today, Doris works with her clients assisting them with achieving their wellness goals by incorporating a combination of energy healing modalities including the meridian system, the chakra system and flower essences from nature. “The systems I’ve worked with have been around for centuries, and practiced by many cultures,” said Doris. “Once I ascertain a client’s emotional blockages, physical pai

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