Host Karyn Foley, at the
Calabasas Library, with
Ester Benjamin Shifren author
in a Cave of Trunks: A Prominent Jewish Family's Century in Shanghai
and Internment in a WWII POW camp."
and her daughter
Orna Purkin discussing her
Yummier You - 7 Secrets to a Happy, Healthy, & Yummy Life”.
Ester Benjamin Shifren relates the saga of her
family's century-long existence in Shanghai. World War II abruptly
terminated their privileged lifestyle. In 1943, the Japanese interned
the Benjamins for nearly three years in a POW camp. Along with other
internees they endured great hardship and loss of all worldly
In 1948, shortly before the Communist takeover, the
Benjamins relocated to Hong Kong, where the ensuing Korean War embargo
eventually caused their irreparable financial collapse. In 1951 the
family immigrated to Israel. Ester served two years in the army, married
a South African, and spent thirty-six years in South Africa. After
spending five years in Canada Ester immigrated to the USA in 1997 and
now lives in Los Angeles, California.
on this episode,
Purkin discusses her
Yummier You - 7 Secrets to a Happy, Healthy, & Yummy Life” and her
secrets to a Happy, Healthy, and Yummy Life.
Ever since she was
young, Orna struggled with her weight and self image. She lost and
maintained her weight loss of over 70 pounds without dieting and while
enjoying the foods she loves. She shares anecdotes and tips from her
experience as a former Weight Watchers Leader and Ambassador, and now a
private weight-loss coach. Her story and tips will inspire you to be
kinder to yourself, reach your weigh-loss goals without dieting, and
live life to its fullest. "Yummier You" gives simple, practical steps on
changing your thinking, your life, and improving your relationship with
food for good.
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