Military Mom Talk Radio with Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome mentor Norma Stratten, Sue Lynch of There And Back Again, and author Emma Donnelly, Sept. 17

Having a successful career in real estate takes hard work. BALANCING your career with your LIFE is even harder.  Most often, it's just about knowing WHERE to start.   Real Estate for Women by Women is a website with  Real-Life Coaching and Mentoring for Women in Real Estate.

Founder Norma Stratten says, “Don’t do anything that I wouldn’t do.” She means it. This energetic, confident Realtor® has seemingly done it all—achieving success in her life as a wife, mother, friend and neighbor as well as in her business. Now, she is committed to helping you find joy, balance and success in your life through Learn to Dance with Life, her coaching program for women in Real Estate.

In addition to ranking among the top 5% of Realtors nationally, Norma raised a daughter, owns 2 vacation homes and spends a lot of time traveling with her husband, John. She has been able to achieve her business and personal success by determining her core values, setting goals, following a plan of action and reaping the rewards. Thankful for her rich and fulfilling life, Norma is now helping other women change their mindsets and live life to the fullest.

Through her programs, Norma shares the insights that have led to her success.

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There & Back Again is a non-profit reintegration program offered at no cost to veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of their combat service abroad, many veterans return home with a myriad of complex emotional issues, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). TABA offers a structured program of yoga, meditation and alternative approaches to healing the whole body to help veterans transition back to their lives stateside.

Our objective is teach veterans how to use breath awareness, meditation and yoga to manage their symptoms of PTSD, to improve their relationships with loved ones, to begin to fully participate in their lives, and to give back to their fellow veterans through TABA’s Train the Trainer program. TABA is comprised of respected professionals who are dedicated to the healing of our military men and women, and our program is based on both the latest research on the benefits of alternative therapies and staff and advisory board members’ personal successes managing symptoms of PTSD.  For more information, visit

Executive Director Sue Lynch is an attorney and an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corp in the US Army Reserve.  A veteran herself having served in the Gulf War and in Kosovo, Sue found practicing yoga to be instrumental in recovering from PTSD, became a certified yoga instructor and has since opened her own yoga practice in Charlestown, MA where she also offers Train The Trainer programs for There And Back Again.  Based on her personal experience, Sue is passionate about offering a comprehensive approach to healing to her fellow veterans now, not 10 years from now, so that they too can find relief. Sue works with the Veterans Administration, Vet Centers, Yellow Ribbon Program, Warrior Transition Program and Department of Veteran Services to educate and train staff and veterans on techniques to facilitate self-care. Being in charge of our own healing paves our journey back to ourselves.

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The Reminder Book was born in December, 2007, when the author's mother, Dorothy, age 88, was in nursing care for rehabilitation after a prolonged hospital stay. Dorothy had vascular dementia, which caused frequent confusion, excessive worry, and debilitating sadness, especially when her loved ones were absent.

Unable to find a tangible resource that Dorothy could use to help remind, calm and reassure herself when alone or upset, her daughter conceived an idea--- writing a collection of personalized self-help reminders for her mother! That little book soon became Dorothy's "constant companion". It proved to be a wonderful resource for Dorothy, as well as a great collaborative tool for her family, friends, and care-givers.

Dorothy has since passed away, but her legacy, as the inspiration for The Reminder Book, lives on! Now revised and re-written, the book has been published to help others with memory disorders and/or brain injury, and, to promote "peace of mind" --- for them and those they love.

Author Emma (Cormier) Donnelly is originally from Massachusetts. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been a flight attendant for United Airlines since 1979.

Ms. Donnelly has long been a voice for empowering others. Over the years, she has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused/neglected children (Lawrence, MA) and as an advocate for taxpayers/ratepayers (Methuen, MA), which led to candidacies for State Representative and Mayor.

Now living in Hampton, NH, Ms. Donnelly has written and self-published The Reminder Book, her first and only published work. The book is dedicated to her parents, both of whom suffered the challenges of cognitive decline before their passing. It is now being marketed to gift shops, book stores, hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities.

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