Getting Fit and Trim now and forever!!

Serene and Carole brought Elizabeth DiMeo back on the show to launch their journey with the nutritionist to combat extra pounds and jump start our exercise programs. Elizabeth is a great coach and we plan on tracking our progress on the air. So stay tuned and join us on our journey to optimal health.

Guest(s) included: Elizabeth DiMEo, MS,CNS,LDN Interactive Clinical Nutrition- Supporting Lifestyle Change..

Women in Powerful Places – Julianne Boyd

Serene and Carole launched their exciting series about women in powerful places with the Barrington Stage Founder and Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd. Words that describe Julianne – inspired, passionate, self-effacing, warm. Her vision has driven her not only to start the Barrington Stage using a high school auditorium to then moving the company to Pittsfield and buying a dilapidated theater building. She joked that people thought she was crazy. Her vision and drive is infectious.

Guest(s) included: Julianne Boyd, Founder and Artistic Director.

Berkshares – Buy Local with Local Currency

Serene and Carole want to jump start the new year by encouraging everyone to shop local – if we do that we help keep our economy alive. One very specific way is to use Berkshares – a local currency – that’s accepted at over 350 local businesses including Guido’s. Currently available at Berkshire Bank, Lee Bank, Lenox National Bank, Pittsfield Co-op and Salisbury Bank. The current exchange rate offers a 10% discount – i.e. for every $100 exchanged you get 110 Berkshares which are accepted $1 for $1. Visit for more information.

Guest(s) included: Sharon Palma, Executive Director of Bershares, Inc.

Merry Christmas

Enjoy a relaxing hour with holiday readings and well wishes for a great day!! Serene and Carole hope all find joy and warmth. Merry Christmas to all!!

Guest(s) included: Tina Packer, Founder and Director of Shakespeare and Co. and Tori Pajeski.

Keeping those Holiday Pounds Off

It’s all in the planning!! We had a great discussion with Elizabeth DiMeo supporting what we’ve heard all our lives – Eat everything in moderation!! And, yes we have to make choices to keep the pounds off. Keys to making the right choices at parties: 1. Don’t skip a meal before a party – or you’ll overeat 2. Alcohol vs dessert – choose one not both 3. Choose greens whenever possible 4. Try to exercise. Truly informative and inspirational – visit or 413-446-6722 for more information. Serene and Carole are both signing up to have Elizabeth coach us to better health and nutrition and hopefully better bodies!Yippee!!

Guest(s) included: Elizabeth DiMEo, MS,CNS,LDN Interactive Clinical Nutrition- Supporting Lifestyle Change.